Friday, September 20, 2019

Macaulay Maduwuba

    Best and worst moments of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

Best and worst moments of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

Mourinho’s second coming to Chelsea ended on Thursday through mutual consent by the coach and club.After a meeting of the board members, it was decided that letting the 52 year-old go was the best decision as the club risked relegation from the EPL.In the words of Pele, the job of a coach is hire and fire – even if you [...]

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    Dalung threatens to clamp down on NFF

Dalung threatens to clamp down on NFF

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says he would clampdown on corrupt administrators within the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).Speaking on Wednesday at the annual congress of the federation, Dalung said he would "step on toes" stunting the growth of Nigerian football.“I have been wanting to ask this question for a very long time: Why do we have crises in Nigeria football? [...]

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    5 youth players flying the Nigerian flag proudly

5 youth players flying the Nigerian flag proudly

The present crop of the Nigerian Super Eagles – currently sitting 66th on FIFA Rankings – have not given better reasons to love Nigerian football than the Golden Eaglets and Dream Team VI.The younger players have been making strides, locally and internationally. In this piece, we highlight a few of them aged 20 and below.VICTOR OSIMHENThe 17-year-old star led the attacking force [...]

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    Ighalo rues not scoring much for Nigeria

Ighalo rues not scoring much for Nigeria

Odion Ighalo, the out-and-about goal getter for Watford FC, says he is trying hard to score goals for Nigeria.The 26 year-old has netted 10 times for his English club this season, climbing to fourth on the scorers chart – 5 behind leading scorer, Jamie Vardy.Ighalo, in an interview with Channels TV said he is always ready for the Nigerian national team, [...]

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    Bill Kennedy, NBA referee, reveals he is gay

Bill Kennedy, NBA referee, reveals he is gay

Bill Kennedy, veteran NBA referee, has revealed that he is homosexual.The revelation comes amidst a row between Kennedy and Sacramento Kings guard, Rajon Rondo.Rondo was reported to have confronted the referee for ejecting him on two technical fouls in a game against the Celtics on December 3.The National Basketball Association (NBA) described Rondo’s statement as a “derogatory and offensive term”The player apologised for [...]

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    Mayweather lavishes N275m on diamond watch

Mayweather lavishes N275m on diamond watch

Floyd Mayweather acquired a Hublot diamond wristwatch valued at N275 million during a holiday trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Fully clad in Sunni attires, Mayweather was seen shopping in a Dubai Mall with the crowd behind him. According to TMZ Sports, the whole mall suspended its expedition to watch the retired undefeated boxing champion.He was seen touring the Emirates city in company of [...]

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    Osimhen ‘off to seal EPL deal’

Osimhen ‘off to seal EPL deal’

Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian sensation at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, is off to England to seal move to the EPL, Africanfootball.com reports.The 17-year-old flew directly to Queen’s land direct from Dakar, venue of the just concluded CAF U-23 AFCON – which the Dream team VI won, defeating Algeria 2-1 in the final.The name of the club remains a mystery."Everything [...]

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    Oshoala missing from CAF award list

Oshoala missing from CAF award list

Reigning African women player of the year, Asisat Oshoala, will not be retaining the honour she won in 2014.The 21-year-old Liverpool forward was conspicuously absent on the final list of top contenders for the Women Footballer of the year released by the CAF on Monday.Compatriot, Ngozi Ebere, is however, included in the five-player shortlist.Neither of the female national teams made it to [...]

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    Yaya Toure top dog for CAF award again

Yaya Toure top dog for CAF award again

Ivory Coast international captain, Yaya Toure, has been named in CAF’s final list for the 2015 African footballer of the year award.The 32 year-old four-time winner who was last week named the BBC African Player of the year for the 2015 slugs it out with top rated Gabon international Pierre Emerick Aubemeyang and Ghana forward Andre Ayew.The announcement of the [...]

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    Europa League: Man U get little-known Danes

Europa League: Man U get little-known Danes

Louis Van Gaal will lead Manchester United to play FC Midtjylland of Denmark in the Europa League Round of 32.Currently occupying the 4th position on the EPL Log, United have come under immense criticism and pressure after the 3-2 knockout loss to German club, VFL Wolfsburg in the UCL and missing out on a chance to resuscitate their EPL campaign after losing 1-2 [...]

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