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  • Photo of Son, Kane form lethal link up as Spurs thrash Southampton 5-2

    Son, Kane form lethal link up as Spurs thrash Southampton 5-2

    After Tottenham’s dud on Matchday 1 of the new Premier League season, the club made some moves to boost their attack. Spurs reunited with Gareth Bale while also signing Sergio Reguilon. After Sunday, though, they may not need them. Spurs’ attack went off in a 5-2 win at Southampton, coming from behind with some crazy statistics to show. Heung-min Son scored four goals in the game, while his attacking partner Harry Kane had a goal and assisted all four of Son’s goals. Kane’s four assists to Son are a Premier League record for assisting another player in one match.  Spurs…

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  • Photo of Nigerian-born Antetokounmpo named back-to-back  NBA MVP

    Nigerian-born Antetokounmpo named back-to-back NBA MVP

    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second successive season. The 25-year-old becomes only the third player, after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, to earn the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season. Antetokounmpo received 85 of the 101 first-place votes and earned 962 points in the voting to retain the prestigious honour. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James was second on 753 points ahead of Houston Rockets guard James Harden who had 367 points. “Michael Jordan, one of the best players who’s ever done it, if not…

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  • Photo of Super Eagles move up two places, ranks 29th in the world

    Super Eagles move up two places, ranks 29th in the world

    Nigeria has moved up two spots from 31st to 29th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World rankings. The rankings were published on FIFA’s official website on Thursday. It means the Super Eagles are now the third best country in Africa, only behind Senegal (20th) and Tunisia (26th). Benin Republic and Lesotho remained at 84th and 139th respectively, while Sierra Leone dropped to 119th.

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  • Photo of Neymar and four other players banned over PSG brawl as LFP investigates racism allegations

    Neymar and four other players banned over PSG brawl as LFP investigates racism allegations

    The LFP Disciplinary Committee in France has revealed punishment for the players involved in the mass brawl that overshadowed Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Marseille last weekend. Neymar was one of five players sent off after a fight broke out between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Paredes and then extended to other players at the end of PSG’s shock 1-0 defeat to Marseille last Sunday.  On Wednesday, September, 16, the French football governing announced PSG full-back, Layvin Kurzawa, has been slapped with a six-game ban for his role after he kicked Jordan Amavi. Amavi was slapped with a three-match ban with…

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  • Photo of Messi becomes football’s second billionaire, tops Forbes’ list of high earners

    Messi becomes football’s second billionaire, tops Forbes’ list of high earners

    Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has become football’s second billionaire after Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the feat back in June. According to Forbes, the Argentine has now earned $1billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, making him the highest-earning player in 2020 The magazine reports that the Argentina international is set to earn a whopping $126million (salary of $92million plus $34million in endorsements). Messi has endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, Budweiser, and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies. Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes’ list with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117million. The Portuguese striker who is the most popular…

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  • Photo of Kwara State Government to name stadium after Rashidi Yekini

    Kwara State Government to name stadium after Rashidi Yekini

    Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced that the Kwara State Sports Complex will be renamed after the late Super Eagles legendary striker, Rashidi Yekini. The Governor announced this on Thursday when he paid a visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare in Abuja, stating that it is part of the efforts made to immortalise the icon. “We will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalize Rashidi Yekini with the name of the stadium changing after the approval,” he said

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  • Photo of Nigerian midfielder, Etebo Karo joins Galatasaray on loan deal

    Nigerian midfielder, Etebo Karo joins Galatasaray on loan deal

    Nigeran midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has joined Turkish Super Lig side, Galatasaray on a one-year loan deal from Stoke City. Etebo announced his one-year loan at Galatasaray, on Twitter, Wednesday night. “I am excited to announce my arrival at Galatasaray, I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity and I am happy to be part of such a historic club,” Etebo tweeted. “Thank you to everyone at @stokecity and thank you to @dwsportsmanagement team.” Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish side, Getafe. He joined Stoke City from Portuguese club, CD Feirense back in 2018.

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  • Photo of Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade dies of Cardiac arrest

    Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade dies of Cardiac arrest

    Former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade is dead. He died at the age of 48 after suffering cardiac arrest. According to a close family friend who disclosed the news to TheCable, Babalade died on Friday afternoon, September 4, while being rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. “I can confirm to you that he died from cardiac arrest around 11am today,” the source said. “He was the one that drove himself to the hospital yesterday that he was not feeling too good. “On getting to the hospital, after taking his vitals, the doctor told him he had to be admitted…

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  • Photo of I will stay in Barcelona to avoid a legal war – Lionel Messi

    I will stay in Barcelona to avoid a legal war – Lionel Messi

    Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has confirmed he is staying at the club for the 2020/2021 season. According to him, he has taken the decision to avoid a legal war. “I told the club, to the president in particular, that I wanted to leave. They know this since the start of the past season. I told them during all the last 12 months. But I will stay here because I don’t want to start a legal war”, he said

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  • Photo of Don’t leave Barcelona bitter and offended – T.B Joshua tells Lionel Messi

    Don’t leave Barcelona bitter and offended – T.B Joshua tells Lionel Messi

    Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue church of all Nations (SCOAN) has advised Lionel Messi not to leave Barcelona bitter and offended. There have been serious controversies over Messi’s future in Barcelona after he submitted a transfer letter to the club’s chiefs. Since then Barcelona chiefs have been looking for ways to convince the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to stay at the club. Reacting to this, TB Joshua on his official twitter page stated clearly that Lionel Messi should keep his superb relationship with Barcelona. “It is not good advice for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona bitter and offended. It…

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  • Photo of Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Felagha is dead.

    Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Felagha is dead.

    Former goalkeeper of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, John Felagha, is dead. The Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF) announced in a tweet that the former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper died in Senegal on Sunday, August 30 at the age of 26. “Former National U17 and U20 goal keeper John Felagha has died. Felagha died on Sunday in Senegal. He was aged 26. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the tweet reads However, the details of his death has not yet been revealed John Felagha was part of the Golden Eaglets squad that won the UAE 2013 FIFA Under 17 World…

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  • Photo of Arsenal beats Liverpool to win 2020 Community shield

    Arsenal beats Liverpool to win 2020 Community shield

    Arsenal has defeated Liverpool to win the 2020 Community Shield on penalties (5-4) at Wembley. Congratulations to the gunners

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