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Man City handed 2-year ban from Champions League, fined €30m

European football governing body, UEFA has banned defending English champion, Manchester City from competing in the Champions League for two years.UEFA handed down the punishment, which includes a €30 million fine (£25m/$33m), to the Premier League giants for breaching...

Odion Ighalo kept away from Manchester United team mates over Coronavirus fears

Odion Ighalo, Manchester United's January signing from China, has been training away from the club's facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday.The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the...

Nigeria names Joseph Yobo as assistant Super Eagles coach

Nigeria have appointed former captain and ex-Everton of England defender, Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of the senior national team, Super Eagles.The 39-year-old will work with manager Gernot Rohr and replaces Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew, according...

Federer beats Nadal in front of 51,000 record breaking crowd in South Africa

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in a three-set exhibition match, on what felt like a homecoming for him by 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at a soccer stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday.It was Federer’s first match in his...

Odion Ighalo becomes 1st Nigerian player to sign for Man. United

Nigerian international and former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo is on his way back to the Premier League, after signing a six-month loan deal with Manchester United.The Red Devils began hunting for an extra striker after seeing top scorer Marcus...

Trevor Noah, Nadal to play against Bill Gates and Federer in Cape Town

South African comedian Trevor Noah announced in 2019 that he will step on the court with tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as well as billionaire businessman Bill Gates as part of the 'The Match in Africa' campaign.The...

Nigerian international Orji Okonkwo ‘feels lucky’ to play under Thierry Henry

Nigeria youth international Orji Okonkwo feels lucky to return for a second loan spell with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager Thierry Henry.Okonkwo, 22, joins from Italian side Bologna, after his eight goals in the 2019...

Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star and one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday with 13 years old daughter Gianna. He was...

Nigeria int’l Iheanacho’s 4th minute goal takes Leicester to FA cup 5th round

Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho's early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford early on Saturday.Brendan Rodgers' side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the...

Nigeria international Victor Moses joins Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea

Victor Moses has signed for Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Thursday, reuniting the Nigeria international with former Blues coach Antonio Conte.In a statement, Inter said that Moses -- who moved to Chelsea...
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