Remi Sulola

    Remo Stars’ player, Ochowechi, wins goal of the week award

Remo Stars’ player, Ochowechi, wins goal of the week award

Salefu Ochowechi’s 19th-minute free kick against Gombe United is the most popular goal of the week, according to fans of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).The Remo Stars player was voted winner of the Match Day 22 VAT Wonder Goal award.Ochowechi was shortlisted alongside Mohammed Mohammed of ABS and Festua Umanah of Wikki Tourists.The trio scored fantastic goals but Ochowechi’s [...]

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Twelve games not to miss in the 2017/18 EPL fixtures

The English Premier League(EPL) without doubt is the most glamorous and most watched football League in the world restarts another season from August 12, 2017 and it again promises to catch the global attention till the final day.Founded in February 20, 1992, the EPL is watched in 212 territories and is broadcasted to 643 million homes and a potential TV [...]

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    Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Champions Chelsea will begin the 2017/18 Premier League campaign at home to Burnley hoping to continue their impressive record of having won 16, drawn six and lost only three of their opening day fixtures.Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspurs kick off the new campaign away from home with a potentially tough trip to Rafa Benitez's newly-promoted Newcastle.Manchester United will also begin [...]

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    Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud accusations

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has denied defrauding Spanish tax authorities of €14.7million.In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office said Ronaldo knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights."There is no tax evasion scheme," Gestifute, the agency representing Ronaldo, said in a statement."There has never been any hiding nor [...]

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    AFN election: They love me but sports politics made me lose, says Mary Onyali

AFN election: They love me but sports politics made me lose, says Mary Onyali

Mary Onyali Omagbemi saw her dreams of becoming the vice president of the Athletics Federations of Nigeria (AFN) dashed after losing to Olamide George on Tuesday.Subsequently, the one-time African fastest woman told TheCable that sports politics led to her defeat despite being loved by the voters."They wanted to vote for me but somewhere along the line, there is something called sports politics [...]

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    Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Solomon Dalung, minister for youth and sports, has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the technical committee of the federation is in synergy with the coaching crew of the Super Eagles.Dalung gave the charge on Tuesday while meeting with the technical committee of the NFF in Abuja, following the 0-2 loss of the Super Eagles to Bafana [...]

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    S’Africa’s victory over Nigeria will be talked about for years, says SAFA president

S’Africa’s victory over Nigeria will be talked about for years, says SAFA president

Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association, has said his country's defeat of Nigeria is one for the history books.Bafana Bafana defeated the Super Eagles for the first time in a competitive match at the Uyo Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday.The defeat was coach Gernot Rohr's first loss since taking up the Eagles job.Reacting to the 2-0 scoreline, [...]

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    Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7m tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7m tax fraud

World's best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been accused of defrauding Spain's tax authorities of €14.7million between 2011 and 2014.Spain’s prosecutor’s office in Madrid has filed a tax fraud lawsuit against the Portuguese footballer.In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutor's office said Ronaldo knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights.The [...]

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    Ibrahim Gusau emerges AFN president

Ibrahim Gusau emerges AFN president

Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has emerged president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).Gusau defeated Rosa Collins 48 to 2 votes to emerge as the winner of the election on Tuesday.Former Olympian, Mary Onyali, was defeated by Olumide George in the election for vice president.In his acceptance speech, Gusau said he would work to promote the athletics sport from the grassroots.“We will take [...]

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NPFL: Sunshine Stars banished to Ijebu Ode indefinitely…to pay assaulted Referee N250,000

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have been reminded by the League Management Company (LMC) that breaches of the NPFL Framework and Rules will be met with appropriate sanctions to sustain the gains of the reforms to reposition club football in the country.The caution is coming on the heels of a ruling following further breach of the order to play [...]

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    Dele Alli, Kane ‘worth more’ than Messi, Ronaldo in the transfer market

Dele Alli, Kane ‘worth more’ than Messi, Ronaldo in the transfer market

With the Ballon d'Or domination of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since 2008, many would expect that they would command the juiciest transfer fee in world football.But according to an analysis of transfer worth by CIES Football Observatory, the duo is not among the three most expensive players in the world.The research group calculates players' value by their clubs' performance, [...]

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    Sports Federations election: Dalung calls for transparent process

Sports Federations election: Dalung calls for transparent process

Ahead of the National Sports Federations election, Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has charged electoral committee members to be fair and unbiased.Dalung gave the charge while inaugurating the 93-man committee at the National Stadium Abuja on Monday.He said that the foundation of change in the sports sector will be laid during the conduct of the election and also harped [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau thrash Gombe 5-1 as MFM return to winning ways

NPFL: Plateau thrash Gombe 5-1 as MFM return to winning ways

Plateau United defeated Gombe United 5-1 on Sunday to maintain the top spot of the Nigeria Professional Football League table.Peter Eneji's brace from the spot kick and a goal each from Elisha Gombe, Kabiru Umar and Emeka Umeh sealed the win for United.Mannir Ubale scored Gombe's only goal.Plateau United are five points clear at the top with 45 points.Defending champions Rangers ended [...]

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    Five ‘Nigerians’ help England win U20 World Cup

Five ‘Nigerians’ help England win U20 World Cup

Five players of Nigerian origin were on the pitch as the Young Lions of England defeated Venezuela 1-0 to win the U20 World Cup in Korea.It was England's first major international football silverware since the 1966 World Cup and Nigeria played a part.Sheyi Ojo, Fikayo Tomori, Dominic Solanke, Ademola Lookman, Joshua Onomah all featured in the final.Ovie Ejaria, the sixth [...]

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    Bafana Bafana beat a ‘very good’ Super Eagles, says Baxter

Bafana Bafana beat a ‘very good’ Super Eagles, says Baxter

South Africa's coach Stuart Baxter says he is happy that his boys were able to frustrate a "very good" Nigerian side in the opening game of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.The Bafana Bafana shocked a listless Super Eagles 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday.Speaking on the win, Baxter said: "We opened up the [...]

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    Wearing a Barcelona shirt with Qatar Airways logo can get you jailed in the UAE

Wearing a Barcelona shirt with Qatar Airways logo can get you jailed in the UAE

Barcelona fans donning jerseys embossed with Qatar Airways logo in Saudi Arabia could be punished with up to 15 years in prison and fined €135,000.The new law follows the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar, who the Saudi Kingdom this week accused of supporting ISIS.Barcelona's deal with the Qatar Sports Investment in 2011 was historic for the club as it [...]

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