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Ronaldo Unstoppable As Portugal Rout Lithuania 5-1

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times on Tuesday. The goals helped to give the European champions a 5-1 win away to Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Playing in his 161st international, the 34-year-old notched his eighth hat-trick for his country and the 54th of his remarkable career. But the ...

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Nigeria Qualify For Under-23 AFCON, Beat Sudan 5 Nil

Nigeria’s Under-23 football team on Tuesday defeated their Sudanese counterparts 5-0 in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. The win ensured the team secured their qualification ticket for the 2019 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The match which was played at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, saw the Nigerian team dominating ...

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Ronaldo Considers Retirement Next Year

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he could end his career next year, but could also play until he is 40, 41. Ronaldo had just helped fire Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League when he joined Juve last summer, but the No 7 admits he was becoming too ‘comfortable’ in the Spanish capital. “I don’t need football ...

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Zenith Bank Celebrates D’Tigress On Back-To-Back Afrobasket Championship Victory

Zenith Bank Plc, the sole sponsor of the Nigerian Female Basketball League has hailed the Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress, for emerging champions of the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal, defeating the host nation 60-55 points in the final match to retain the coveted trophy. Speaking on the success of the team at the championship, the Group Managing ...

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Bribery: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life

World football governing body, FIFA, has slammed a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia. In addition, he has been fined $50,000 for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010 and 2011 and for a spell in 2016. He was also coach of Under 20 and Under 23. FIFA did not state when ...

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Zenith Bank Hails D’Tigress On Quaterfinal Qualification

Zenith Bank Plc, the sole sponsor of the Nigerian Female Basketball League has hailed the Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress for their exploits at the ongoing FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. Speaking on the progress of the team to the quarterfinal stage of the competition, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, commended the team for their ...

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Lagos Ready To Host U-20 Women World Cup

…Governor receives FIFA team, NFF leaders after facilities inspection Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured the safety of participants and visitors coming to the State for the Under-20 Women World Cup in 2020. The State, the Governor guaranteed, would ensure improvement in the condition of all sporting facilities already inspected by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) ...

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UEFA’s Goal Of The Season: Messi, Ronaldo, Sarr Battle To Win

UEFA has opened the voting for the annual Goal of the Season competition, and the usual suspects have been joined by some bright young stars. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the list, and they’ve been joined by Rennes starlet Ismaila Sarr, Monaco’s Enzo Millot, and Apollon Limassol’s David Faupala. Sarr’s goal came against Jablonec in the ...

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AFCON: Super Eagles Crash Out

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have crashed out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations. The Eagles lost to the Algerian national team, the Desert Foxes 2-1. By this victory, the Desert Foxes have qualified for the finals. A late minute strike from Algerian forward Mahrez was all the team needed to progress leaving the Super Eagles to play for the bronze ...

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