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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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Man U Sign Odion Ighalo

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo as the Nigerian closed in on a switch to Old Trafford. According to Sky Sports News, the Red Devils reached an agreement with the former Watford attacker on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan deal. The report claims that the 20- time English champions will ...

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Matches On And Off The Field: Nigerian Wives Pick A Side

Nigerian men’s club preferences tend to dominate in the family home. Shutterstock Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan There are about 100 million active soccer fans in Nigeria and the majority actively follow Europe’s UEFA Champions League and the UK’s Premier League. Domestic leagues in Nigeria have produced star players like Segun Odegbami and Rashidi Yekini. But globalisation and packaging of ...

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Kobe Bryant: We Are Devastated – NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver

National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner, Adam Silver, says the NBA family is devastated on the passing of Kobe Bryant. In a statement on Sunday, Silver said, “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to ...

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2022 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria Draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR

The draw for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, African qualifiers is out. Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in the qualifiers. Information on the team’s Twitter handle has it that the four teams are in Group C for the African qualifiers. The group phase qualifiers will get underway in March this year, which ...

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