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French Open: Zverev’s injury hands Nadal passage into final

Rafael Nadal qualified for his 14th French Open final after an injury to Alexander Zverev brought the game to an abrupt end in the second set. Both players were tied at 6-6 when Zverev tripped over and sustained a nasty injury to his right leg. The first set had ended …

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Bayern Munich considering Osimhen to replace wantaway Lewandowski

Victor Osimhen is on the radar of Bayern Munich who is in the market for a striker to replace Robert Lewandoski. Lewandwoski made known his intention of wanting to leave the club, even before his contract expires. The striker has been at the club since 2014 where he has enjoyed …

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Lacazette is to leave Arsenal in June ending

Arsenal has confirmed that forward Alexandre Lacazette will leave the Gunners this summer. The 31-year-old will quit north London when his contract expires on June 30, with a free-transfer return to former club Lyon his expected next destination. Lacazette struck 71 goals in 206 appearances in five years at the …

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Manchester City vs Liverpool Community Shield tie moved to Leicester

The Community Shield tie between Manchester City and Liverpool which is the curtain-raiser for a new season has been moved from Wembley to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium. This development follows the final of the Women’s Euro 2022 coming up the following day at the Wembley stadium. The Community Shield …

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Lewandowski says his time at Bayern Munich is over

Robert Lewandowski is bent on leaving the Bundesliga and hopes to make it happen as soon as possible after his latest remarks on his situation at the club. Lewandowski whose contract with the Bavarian side ends in 2023 wants to leave sooner and he made this known on Monday. Bayern …

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Bale pens emotional farewell message to Real Madrid

Gareth Bale wrote a farewell letter to Real Madrid on Wednesday, the Welshman bringing an end to his nine-year spell at the Spanish club, where he said his “dream became a reality”. Bale will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of June, with the 32-year-old yet …

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Chiellini set for ‘beautiful’ end to Italy career at Wembley

Giorgio Chiellini believes it will be “beautiful” to end his international career against Argentina at Wembley on Wednesday after leading Italy to Euro 2020 glory at the London ground last year. The now 37-year-old was a key figure, both as captain and defender when Italy beat hosts England on penalties …

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Man United confirm Pogba’s exit

Manchester United have said the midfielder, Paul Pogba will not continue at the club when his contract expires this June. Pogba has been reported to want a move from the club and Juventus is his likely destination. The France international had a torrid campaign in the just-concluded season, managing to …

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Zouma gets 180hrs community service, banned from keeping cats

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was on Wednesday ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service after he admitted kicking and slapping his pet cat. A judge at Thames Magistrates Court in east London also banned the 27-year-old France international from keeping cats for five years. Zouma triggered international …

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Leroy Sane: Bayern apologise after announcing player’s transfer from Man City too soon

Leroy Sane has joined German club Bayern Munich from Manchester City, Photos of the player in his new club jersey surfaced online despite the deal yet to be confirmed. Bayern Munich have been made to apologise for announcing the deal too soon The Bundesliga giants were made to apologise after …

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Ronaldo Quarantined After Teammate, Rugani Tested Positive To Coronavirus

A few hours after africanews247 reported that Italian professional footballer, Daniele Rugani who plays for Serie A champions, Juventus has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, his teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been quarantined in his homeland, Madeira. It could be recalled that Juventus on Sunday, March 8 played against …

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COVID-19: All Real Madrid Players Sent Home For 15 Days Quarantine

A statement recently released by Real Madrid C.F has noted that all players of both Football and Basketball team belonging to the club will be quarantined for fifteen days. The announcement was coming after a member of their basketball team reportedly tested positive for the Chinese killer virus, codenamed COVID-19. …

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Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz to win back world heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York.With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander …

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Manchester city pl title race woes as Manchester united wins derby

MANCHESTER UNITED landed another body blow to Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title with a 2-1 derby win at the Etihad that leaves the champions 14 points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored the goals for the visitors, who should have made …

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Success Makanjuola: La Liga side Leganes sign Nigerian youngster

Success Makanjuola joins La Liga side CD Leganes – The Spanish League side had completed the move for the Nigerian since August – Makanjuola was however unveiled earlier this week as he begins his European journey in Spain Spanish League giants Leganes have completed the signing of Nigerian youngster Success …

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Victor Osimhen: Barcelona eye Super Eagles star as a replacement for Luis Suarez

Victor Osimehen alongside three others have been shortlisted by Barcelona as a replacement for Luis Suarez – Luis Suarez is enjoying the last leg of his contract at Barcelona – The Catalans’ main priority next summer will be to sign a striker to replace the former Liverpool star Barcelona have …

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Bulgaria’s FA president resigns over racist chants during England match

The president of the Bulgarian Football Association has resigned from his position after England’s black players were subjected to shocking racist chants and monkey noises in Sofia on Monday night. The news comes just hours after the prime minister of Bulgaria had demanded that the FA chief steps down, announcing …

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent message by Robbie Keane as he chases Euro goals record

Cristiano Ronaldo has the chance to catch Robbie Keane’s record 23 goals in Euro qualifiers against Lithuania on Tuesday. And the Juventus superstar has been urged to set a new scoring standard in Serie A by Maurizio Sarri this season. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward scored his …

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Injured Djokovic Pulls Out Of US Open

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury after dropping the first two sets of Sunday’s US Open last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka. Swiss 23rd seed and 2016 champion Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the Serb quit, having received treatment on his troublesome left shoulder before …

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2019 African Games: Nigeria now second on medals table

A flurry of gold medals in wrestling and others from athletics, boxing and even canoeing has seen Nigeria soar to the second spot on the overall medals table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. Nigeria, as of Thursday night, had gathered a total of 103 medals (40 gold, 28 silver …

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Shakiru Adegoke, Chelsea goalkeeper, set to play for Nigeria U-17 national team

Golden Eaglets Shakiru Adegoke has been invited to play for the Golden Eaglets ahead of the U-17 World Cup The Chelsea shot-stopper was handed an official invitation from the NFF a few days ago Nigeria will participate at the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be hosted by Brazil in …

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Ex-Super Falcons player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine dies

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday, announced the death of a former Super Falcons player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine. NFF said that Chiejine died on Wednesday, after a brief illness. Chiejine, who was born on May 17, 1983, had scored 15 goals in 61 games for Nigeria as of 2007, according to Wikipedia. NFF said, …

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Mohamed Salah Reveals His Stance on VAR & Confirms His Preferred Position

l​iverpool winger Mohamed Salah has admitted he does not like VAR as he fears it will suck the excitement out of football, although he believes it will help him win more penalties this season. Last season, Salah was often accused of diving to win penalties, with many fans of rival …

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Man Utd and Inter Milan expect to reach Alexis Sanchez transfer agreement today

MANCHESTER UNITED and Inter Milan will reach an agreement with Alexis Sanchez today, according to reports in Italy. The Chile international is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ready to let him leave. Sanchez has been a major disappointment since his transfer from Arsenal in January 2018. …

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Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

England women’s manager Phil Neville said footballers should “boycott” social media to send a “powerful message” that abuse is not acceptable. Neville’s comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba  having missed a penalty in his side’s match on Monday. “We have to take drastic measures now as a football …

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Samson Siasia: FIFA hands Nigerian coach life ban for taking bribe

Samson Siasia Samson Siasia will not be able to coach any team for the rest of his coaching career – The former Super Eagles midfielder has been slammed with life ban by FIFA – Siasia led the national U23 team to win bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Former …

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Transfer News Update: Juventus to land Eriksen on a free transfer in 2020

Sarri happy to wait for Spurs star.

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Lyon agree deal to sign former Arsenal attacker Reine-Adelaide

Jeff Reine-Adelaide celebrates scoring for Angers Lyon have agreed a deal in principle to sign attacking midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide from Ligue 1 rivals Angers. The 21-year-old will undergo a medical before finalising a move reportedly worth around €30million. Arsenal, Reine-Adelaide’s former club, have the opportunity to hijack the deal by …

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Real Madrid move to hijack Barcelona on Neymar transfer by offering shock player to PSG

Neymar Real Madrid and Barcelona are scrapping to lure Neymar away from PSG before the European transfer window shuts on September 2. The PSG forward is eager to leave the Parcdes Princes behind after just two years, having grown tired with life in Paris. Neymar’s preference is to return to …

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Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles star, reportedly completes move to Leganes from Chelsea

Kenneth Omeruo has reportedly completed a move to Leganes from Chelsea kenneth – This is according to Leganes defender Dimitris Siovas who confirmed it according to Marca – Chelsea and the Spanish club are expected to come out with their position on Omeruo soon Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has …

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