NPFL19: Remo Banished To Oshogbo, Fined N6m

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Remo Stars have been fined a total of six million Naira and ordered to play their next three home matches in Oshogbo, Osun State following the pitch invasion and attack on match officials by club supporters in the aftermath of their one all draw at home to Bendel Insurance on Match…

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NPFL: Junior Lokosa Joins Esperence Of Tunisia

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Esperance of Tunis have pulled off a transfer coup with the signing of Nigeria international Junior Lokosa. The Egyptian club announced this good news on their website. Lokosa, who has one cap for the Super Eagles A team, has inked a two-and-a-half year deal with Esperance following a successful medical,…

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Inconsistency Will Cost Arsenal’s Top-Four Chances – Emery

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Arsenal’s inconsistency has dealt a blow to their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League, manager Unai Emery said following a 1-0 defeat by West Ham United on Saturday. Arsenal, who failed to finish in the top four in the last two seasons to miss out on Champions…

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#NPFL19 Season Kicks Off This Sunday

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The 2019 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kicks off on Sunday, January 13 in various centres. This followed the conclusion of the Nigeria National League (NNL) playoff in Aba with four of the eight clubs gaining promotion to the NPFL. The promoted clubs are Insurance of Benin,…

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AFCON 2019 Host Will Emerge On Merit – Amaju Pinnick

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has promised that the continental governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) will come out with a credible choice based on merit as the host country for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. While hinting that the new host would be made…

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World Cup TV Figures Break Records With 1.12BN Tuning In For Final

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A record audience of more than 3.5 billion people watched this year’s World Cup in Russia, with the final between France and Croatia attracting 1.12 billion viewers, according to FIFA. Research showed a total of 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over –…

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Raheem Sterling Fronts New Nike Ad After Speaking Out On Racism

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This article was originally published by Thedrum   Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling has emerged as the next sports star to front Nike’s ongoing ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign following his comments on how young black footballers are portrayed by the media. In an image that appeared across Nike’s social…

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Bundesliga: Strugglers Schalke Desperate For RevierDerby Win Over Dortmund

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There has never been a bigger gap in the standings between leaders Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ahead of a Ruhr valley derby in the first half of a Bundesliga season. But Schalke, last season’s runners-up who are languishing in 12th place, know the 19-point gap will count for nothing…

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EPL: Biggest Test For Sarri As Stuttering Chelsea Host City

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It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit. In fairness to the former Napoli manager, he stressed…

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UEFA Approve New Club Competition From 2021

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European football’s governing body approved the creation of a third-tier UEFA club competition on Sunday, a tournament which will mirror the current Champions League and Europa League format from 2021. At their meeting in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finalised plans to introduce the event, with the working title ‘UEL2′, in…

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EPL: North London Derby Offers Spurs Chance To Be King Of The Capital

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Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur can cement their status as the top dogs in the capital if they end an eight-year wait and defeat Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday. Spurs produced an outstanding display to crush Chelsea 3-1 last week and a repeat performance at The Emirates on…

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Serie A: Icardi Set For 200th League Appearance After A Bumpy Ride

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Having passed one landmark on Tuesday by scoring his first goal for Argentina, Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is set to reach another on Saturday by making his 200th appearance in Serie A. It has been something of a bumpy ride for the 25-year-old, with an exposed private life and…

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La Liga: Griezmann Must Prove Worth To Atletico In Barca Clash

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Barcelona’s interest in signing Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was the worst kept secret in football last season and on Saturday the Frenchman will face the club he so nearly joined when they meet in a mouthwatering Liga clash. When Griezmann fired Atletico to victory over Olympique de Marseille in…

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EPL: Manchester Derby Offers United Chance To Halt City March

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  The rise of Manchester City in the past decade has raised the question of whether the Manchester derby has finally replaced United’s clash with Liverpool as the pre-eminent derby in English football’s North-West heartland. While there are no shortage of United fans who, for either historic reasons or a…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Under Pressure To Deliver Against Leaders Dortmund

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Champions Bayern Munich are unusually with their backs to the wall as they travel to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with coach Niko Kovac quickly running out of time. The Bavarians, who have won the last six league titles in dominant fashion, have been far from impressive this season,…

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