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  • Photo of BREAKING: Atletico Madrid win La Liga

    BREAKING: Atletico Madrid win La Liga

    Atletico Madrid have emerged winners of the 2020/2021 Spanish La Liga season. This was after the club recorded a 2-1 win against Real Valladolid on Saturday. Oscar Plano opened the scoring for the home side in the 18th minute before Angel Correa equalised for Madrid in the 57th. 10 minutes later, Luis Suarez scored the winner to end the game 2-1. Credit: Punch Newspaper

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  • Photo of Nnamdi Kanu Slams Ndidi, Iheanacho, For Displaying Nigerian Flag & Not Biafran Flag After FA Cup Victory

    Nnamdi Kanu Slams Ndidi, Iheanacho, For Displaying Nigerian Flag & Not Biafran Flag After FA Cup Victory

    Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has criticised Super Eagles players, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for displaying the Nigerian flag after their FA Cup victory in England, United Kingdom. Both Iheanacho and Ndidi play for English club, Leicester City and defeated Chelsea with a lone goal at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to lift the oldest trophy in England.  As their way of celebrating the hard earned victory, both players who are Nigerians of Igbo extraction displayed the Nigerian flag.  However, they were criticised by the IPOB leader who noted that it shows they do not…

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  • Photo of Zinedine Zidane to leave Madrid at the end of the season

    Zinedine Zidane to leave Madrid at the end of the season

    Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane plans to leave the club at the end of this season, according to new reports. Zidane, who made his name as a player, came back to win three champions league titles for Madrid as a coach was reported to have told his players that he would not be coaching the team next season just before their clash with Sevilla last week, according to a report by GOAL. The report says the Frenchman said he will walk away from the club at the end of the 2020-21 season, making it the second time he has resigned…

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  • Photo of Leicester Defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win F.A Cup for first time after 121 tries

    Leicester Defeat Chelsea 1-0 to win F.A Cup for first time after 121 tries

    For the first time in their history Leicester City are FA Cup winners after Youri Tielemans’ stunning strike earned them victory over Chelsea in dramatic fashion. As has so often been the case this season VAR found itself at the heart of the biggest occasions, offering Leicester a well-earned helping hand in victory when it overturned what seemed to be a goal by former Fox Ben Chilwell in the 88th minute, a thrilling denounement to a match that had begun in tepid fashion. A first half played out in driving rain at Wembley Stadium hardly served up a treat for…

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  • Photo of Marcelo is axed from the Real Madrid squad ‘after a bust-up with boss, Zidane

    Marcelo is axed from the Real Madrid squad ‘after a bust-up with boss, Zidane

    Marcelo has reportedly been axed from Real Madrid’s squad following an argument with boss Zinedine Zidane over his tactics and team selections.  The Brazilian left-back had grown increasingly frustrated with his manager after being relegated to a backup role with Ferland Mendy often the preferred left-back option. With Ferland Mendy currently out for the remainder of the season, Marcelo was to be in line to start the crucial match at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. According to Goal, Marcelo had an argument with manager Zinedine Zidane over his tactics and team selections and has been left off the squad list for…

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  • Photo of Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea moved to Portugal from Turkey

    Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea moved to Portugal from Turkey

    The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City will now be played in Portugal after the UK government and UEFA could not reach an agreement over quarantine exemptions for more than 2,000 VIPs, staff, and media for the match to be played at Wembley. The all-English final between the Premier League clubs was originally scheduled for the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul on May 29, but the devastating Covid outbreak in Turkey forced UEFA to look at alternative venues. The Wembley stadium in England was considered as one of the possible venues, but the UK government has placed the country…

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  • Photo of Shearer, Henry become first Inductees of the Premier League hall of fame

    Shearer, Henry become first Inductees of the Premier League hall of fame

    Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry have become the first players to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is the highest individual honour awarded to players by the League and celebrates the talent and achievements of standout professionals who have featured in the division since its creation in 1992. To be eligible, players must have been retired as of August 1, 2020. Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Shearer still holds the record as the Premier League’s highest scorer with 260 goals in 441 appearances across 14 seasons. Former England forward is a…

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  • Photo of #EuropeanSuperLeague: 14 angry clubs set to tell Big Six clubs to leave the premier league

    #EuropeanSuperLeague: 14 angry clubs set to tell Big Six clubs to leave the premier league

    14 premier league clubs have held an emergency meeting where they all reportedly agreed to tell the big six ‘rebel’ clubs to quit the Premier League over their decision to set the European Super league. The big six clubs- Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal released a statement on Monday announcing their desire to set up their own European Super League to rival the UEFA champions league. The big six argue they don’t make as much money as their brands deserve and feel that with the new ESL they will make much more money than given to…

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  • Photo of BREAKING: Mourinho sacked as Tottenham Hotspur Manager

    BREAKING: Mourinho sacked as Tottenham Hotspur Manager

    Jose Mourinho has been fired as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Monday Morning. Mourinho took charge of the Premier League side in November 2019 replacing Mauricio Pochettino. The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss penned a deal until the end of the 2023 season. In his first campaign, Mourinho took Spurs from 14th in the Premier League to finish sixth, securing Europa League qualification. However, they were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by RB Leipzig. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places and play Manchester City in the…

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  • Photo of 10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria (photos)

    10 Year Old Stephanie Onusiriuka wins Best Overall Gymnast in Nigeria (photos)

    A 10-year old Stephanie Onusiriuka who Competed in the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 has won best overall gymnast in Nigeria. She won 1 Gold, 2 Silvers and 1 Bronze. Making her the youngest Gymnast to win a Gold Medal in the National sports Festival as her aim is to compete at the Olympics and win Several Gold medals. Stephanie has Training tours in South Africa, Sychelles and Usa. She also has several international competitions lined up for her this Spring break. She took part in Simone biles handstand Challenge and beat Simone Biles to her handstand Challenge; Stephanie finished…

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  • Photo of Ahmed Musa rejoins his boyhood club, Kano Pillars, until the end of the season

    Ahmed Musa rejoins his boyhood club, Kano Pillars, until the end of the season

    Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has rejoined his boyhood club Kano Pillars for a second stint until the end of the season. The former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow winger, 28, has been a free agent since parting ways with Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr in October. His return to Sai Masu Gida comes nearly a decade after he first left the club to join VVV Venlo in Netherland in 2011. A statement from the Kano Pillars website read: “Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for the remainder of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional…

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  • Photo of Chelsea 4 – 1 Crystal Palace: Blues move back to fourth with a commanding win

    Chelsea 4 – 1 Crystal Palace: Blues move back to fourth with a commanding win

    Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from…

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