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Champions League: What You Need To Know About Man City, ‘Sportswashing’ And Future Of Financial Fair Play

David Randles, Liverpool John Moores University The Champions League is back underway, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Manchester City have successfully appealed a ruling that would have seen them banned from the competition and are resuming their bid to win the most coveted trophy in European football. The club recently saw off one of their biggest ...

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Football Betting Among Young Nigerians May Create Problems But A Ban Isn’t The Answer

European football leagues’ popularity and increased internet access make football betting attractive among young people in Nigeria. Catherine Ivill/AFP via Getty Images Saheed Babajide Owonikoko, Modibbo Adama University of Technology In Nigeria, football betting has a long history that can be traced to colonial times, when pool betting was popular, especially among older adults. Since then, more younger people have ...

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Five Ways Jürgen Klopp’s Leadership Style Helped Liverpool To The Top

Champions League winner in 2019. Shutterstock/Cosmin Iftode Matthew Smith, University of Winchester and Sean Figgins It is 30 years since Liverpool FC were last crowned champions of English football. In those three frustrating decades, there have been highs as well as lows, including last year being tantalisingly close to topping the table. But their time (slightly delayed by a pandemic) ...

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Football Development In Africa Set For New Era

…as Integral And Family & Football announce joint venture partnership Integral and Family & Football today announce a new joint venture partnership focused on augmenting the level of football talent identification, development and management, on the African continent. After almost a year of planning and working, Integral, the leading African sport management company, now enhances its service offering by adding ...

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COVID-19: Stay Indoors, Ronaldo Warned

Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned that he has “no privilege” when it comes to coronavirus lockdown rules, with the Juventus superstar having been spotted training at Madeira’s national stadium. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to his homeland prior to the Covid-19 pandemic shutting down football around the world. He has remained in his native Portugal after seeing his mother ...

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COVID-19 Kills African Football Legend Mohamed Farah

Somalia has tragically lost former footballer, Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah, to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Somali Football Federation has confirmed. Farah passed away at a Northwest London Hospital on Tuesday (24 March 2020), after testing positive to the deadly virus last week. He was 59. SFF president, Abdiqani Said Arab, has commiserated with the bereaved family on the demise of Farah, ...

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Police Games To Boost Anambra Economy

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra state is set to play host to the 12th edition of the Nigeria Police Sports Festival. The state is currently wearing a new look as venues for the sporting events are already on standby for the commencement of the games. Apart from the sports festival proper, the Police games is expected to boost the internally generated ...

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Ighalo Barred From United Training Ground Over Coronavirus

The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus has seen former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, yet to be pictured with his new colleagues, as he remained isolated from his new teammates. Ighalo has been prevented from training with the rest of the players after the club opted to take precautions against the coronavirus. United completed the loan signing of Ighalo from ...

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Why FIFA’s Reform Proposals Could Damage African Football

Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Dean Furman of South Africa during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Visionhaus/Getty Images Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University FIFA has ended its 6-month management takeover of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). But the future of the game on the continent is still clouded with uncertainty. In June last year the world football governing ...

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Lagos City Marathon: Kenya’s Tumo, Cherop, Win Male And Female Categories

Marathon Will Promote Tourism And Healthy Living – Sanwo-Olu  Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed his satisfaction at the just concluded 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, saying it will promote tourism and healthy living. The race, which kicked off in the early hours of Saturday at the National Stadium, Surulere, took participants through the Lekki roundabout by ...

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