Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Kobe Bryant Death Anniversary: Fans Still Mourn Icon, Daughter

On this day in 2020 the world lost an icon. It’s been a year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Southern California. They were on their way to a basketball tournament on a Sunday morning. Bryant, Gigi — that’s what most called his daughter — and...

NNL To Kick Off On January 30

Nigeria championship’s second tier, the Nigeria National League, will commence its 2020/2021 Season on Saturday, 30th January, 2021. This decision was reached at the Annual General Meeting of the league, which held in the Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki on Friday. Chairman of the NNL and Member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Senator Obinna...

Ex-West Brom Star Urges Sam Allardyce To Sign Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa

Former West Brom center back Sam Sodje has urged West Brom to firm up their interest in Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa before the January transfer window closes for business. The Baggies attempted to bring in the former Leicester City striker in the summer transfer window but a proposed loan deal did not come to...

NFF Sets Up Special COVID-19 Task Force

The Nigeria Football Federation has empanneled a special COVID-19 task force charged with working with the various League bodies to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 protocols by all football clubs at all levels of the Leagues, among other responsibilities. Chairman of the NFF Security Committee and Member of the Organising Committee for the African Nations...

Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Record First Win In Eight Leagues Matches

Arsenal eased their relegation fears and lifted the pressure on beleaguered boss Mikel Arteta with a much-needed 3-1 win against Chelsea on Saturday. Arteta’s side sat just three points above the relegation zone before kick-off at the Emirates Stadium after their worst start to a season since 1974-75. But the Gunners produced their best performance this...

UEFA Champions League: Celestine Babayaro’s 26-year-old Record Finally Broken

Borussia Dortmund youngster, Youssoufa Moukok, has overtaken Nigeria’s Celestine Babayaro as the youngest player ever to feature in the UEFA Champions League. Babayaro in the last 26 years had enjoyed the tag of being the youngest player to ever feature in the premium club competition but has now dropped on the pecking order. Babayaro, a former...

Dembele Adds To Barcelona’s Growing Injury Worries

The bad news continued for Barcelona on Sunday when the club reported that injury-prone French forward Ousmane Dembele tweaked his right hamstring in the loss to Cadiz the day before. “It is minor and the progress will determine his availability,” said Barca in a statement. Spanish media estimated he would be out for one to two...

Vardy’s Strike Lifts Leicester Into Third, Palace Punish 10-Man West Brom

Jamie Vardy struck in the final minute to move Leicester up to third in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Sheffield United as Tottenham and Liverpool prepared to welcome back supporters for the first time in nine months on Sunday. The Foxes moved above both Spurs and Liverpool in the table after ending...

Liverpool Hit Wolves For Four, Stretch Unbeaten League Home Run To 65

Liverpool celebrated their first appearance in front of their fans as English champions on Sunday by humbling Wolves 4-0 to join Tottenham at the top of the Premier League table. Mohamed Salah capitalised on an error by Wolves captain Conor Coady to open the scoring midway through the first half as 2,000 supporters celebrated joyously. Georginio...

Corruption: FIFA Suspends CAF President For Five Years

Corruption: FIFA Suspends CAF President For Five Years
The head of African football Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body announced on Monday. Ahmad, from Madagascar, has been president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) since March 2017 and was standing for re-election when FIFA banned him for “governance issues”. In their statement, FIFA said...

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