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    Majestic Messi bags hat-trick as Liverpool, Juventus remain unbeaten

Majestic Messi bags hat-trick as Liverpool, Juventus remain unbeaten

Liverpool retained first spot on the EPL log with a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield, thanks to goals from Saido Mane and Xerdan Shaqiri. Jurgen Klopp's boys pinned Jose Mourinho's timid side from the start and got a reward through Mane's volley after the Senegalese controlled Fabinho's pinpoint pass with his chest.A mistake from Liverpool keeper, [...]

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    Edo to host 2020 National Sports Festival

Edo to host 2020 National Sports Festival

Edo state has been given the hosting rights for the 2020 National Sports Festival.Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the 19th edition of the NSF.Edo will be hosting the festival for the second time after they did so in 2002.In his acceptance speech, governor Godwin Obaseki said Edo will build on [...]

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    Delta bags 163 gold medals, wins National Sports Festival

Delta bags 163 gold medals, wins National Sports Festival

Team Delta finished first overall at the 19th National Sports Festival which ended on Sunday in Abuja.The state earned a total of 351 medals, including 163 gold, 87 silver and 101 bronze.Rivers state amassed 69 gold, 58 silver and 66 bronze medals to finish second on the NSF log.Edo, Lagos, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states came third, fourth, fifth and [...]

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    Salah retains BBC African player of the year award

Salah retains BBC African player of the year award

Mohamed Salah has been named BBC's African best footballer for the second year in a row.The Liverpool FC star player fended off competition from his Anfield teammate Sadio Mane and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly to claim the prize.Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey were also in the running for the award.The 26-year-old Salah finished his first [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Nigeria's Supersand Eagles have been defeated by Senegal in the final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON).The Senegalese side won the game 6-1, following a more clinical performance than their first meeting with Nigeria at the start of the tournament.Despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final [...]

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    Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D'Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it [...]

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    Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Nigeria's Flying Eagles have been drawn in group A to face hosts nation, Niger, South Africa and Burundi for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.The Nigerian side will play their group matches in Niamey while group B will be in Maradi.The tournament starts on February 2 and ends on the 17th.The top [...]

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    NSF: Ojei on cloud nine after claiming bronze in 400m

NSF: Ojei on cloud nine after claiming bronze in 400m

Emmanuel Ojei on Thursday added to Lagos state's medal haul at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival after finishing third in the final of the men’s 400m.Ojei finished the race in 47.03secs behind winner, Orukpe Erayokan who won gold medal for Rivers in 46.32secs and Akwa Ibom's Shedrack Akpeki who won silver in 46.78secs.Speaking after his race, Ojei said he [...]

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    UCL: Real Madrid, Man United, Juventus suffer shock defeats

UCL: Real Madrid, Man United, Juventus suffer shock defeats

Real Madrid suffered their worst home defeat in the Champions League as CSKA Moscow thrashed Los Galacticos 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Fielding a weakened side sprinkled with some of his star players, Santiago Solari's side were humbled despite starting brightly.CSKA took the lead on 37 minutes against the run of play through Fedor Chalov's curling shot. From then onward, [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria's Super Sand Eagles have sealed a spot at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.Courtesy of the 7-6 victory over Egypt, the Nigerian team also qualified for the final of the ongoing Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON).Nigeria's beach soccer poster boy, Abu Azeez, scored his 100th international goal in the game on Wednesday.The first period saw Egypt [...]

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