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Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney says missing the World Cup was a bigger blow than the eight-month ban he is serving for breaking betting rules. Toney, who admitted to 232 breaches of Football Association regulations, was charged in November and missed out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2022 World Cup. […]

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World-famous football icon, Lionel Messi was recently stopped at a Chinese airport. He was stopped at border control at the Beijing Airport while trying to use his Spanish passport rather than his Argentine one. The 35-year-old arrived in China in a private jet last weekend, where he was joined by his ‘bodyguard’ and a number […]

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Enyimba International FC on Sunday emerged champions of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after winning the Super-Six playoffs with a 1-1 draw against defending Rivers United FC. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Enyimba International FC have now won the league nine times. Former Remo Stars’ player, Ekene Awazie, opened scores […]

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Coach José Santos Peseiro has extended invitations to a selection of players for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Sierra Leonean team, the Leone Stars, in Monrovia. The roster includes captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defender William Ekong, midfielder Alex Iwobi, and forward Moses Simon, among others. In particular, […]

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World Cup-winning France midfielder N’Golo Kante’s planned move to Saudi side Al-Ittihad is being stalled by medical issues, a club source told AFP on Thursday. Kante, 32, has a history of injuries and missed six months of Chelsea’s Premier League season with a hamstring problem. The Al-Ittihad source said Kante had signed a binding agreement […]

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Argentina legend Lionel Messi will join American side Inter Miami after his exit from French champions Paris St-Germain. The former Barcelona forward is set to reject a more lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal. The Miami deal includes collaboration from brands like Adidas and Apple. Messi, 35, won the Ballon d’Or award for the […]

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Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze has been named La Liga’s African Player of the Season. Chukwueze started the season as a peripheral figure at Villarreal but the arrival of manager, Quique Setien saw a remarkable turnaround in his form. The Nigeria international ended the season with 13 goals and 11 assists across all competitions. It was […]

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his retirement from football at the age of 41. The AC Milan striker made the announcement on the San Siro pitch following his club’s final game of the Serie A season on Sunday. “I have many memories and many emotions in here,” the Sweden international said. “The first time I arrived […]

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Two-time runners-up Nigeria dominated for large parts of the game but were eliminated from the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup by a single goal on Sunday in the quarter-finals. The 1-0 win meant Korea Republic surged into the semi-finals for the second successive tournament. The Flying Eagles, who eliminated hosts and six-time champions Argentina in […]

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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Sunday appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its nationwide strike being planned to protest against the fuel subsidy removal. Speaking to newsmen after a post-inauguration thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Sanwo-Olu said that ”this is not the time to go on […]

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The Flying Eagles are through to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup after beating Argentina 2-0 to send the tournament hosts out of the championship. Ibrahim Muhammad opened the scoring for Ladan Bosso’s boys on 61 minutes before Rilwanu Sarki made it 2-0 in the first minute of added time to send the […]

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Five men who illegally streamed Premier League football matches to tens of thousands of people have been jailed. The gang sold cut-price £10-a-month subscriptions, bragging they made money showing games not otherwise available to watch live in the UK because of “blackout” broadcasting rules. Their operation, described as the biggest so far, received more than […]

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney was given a reduced ban from football because of a diagnosed gambling addiction. Toney, 27, was banned for eight months for breaking Football Association betting rules – including betting against his own team. A psychiatry expert who gave evidence to the FA’s regulatory commission diagnosed Toney with a gambling addiction and concluded he […]

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Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland has won the Football Writers’ Assocciation of the Year award. He took home the award after a record-breaking season. The striker collected the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award in London on Thursday night, May 25. Haaland has scored 52 goals in 51 games for City – ahead of […]

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Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze received his first call-up to the England squad on Wednesday as Raheem Sterling was omitted for Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia. This could end the dream of many Nigerians who have been hoping for him to represent the Super Eagles at senior international level. Eze, who was born […]

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The red card given to Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr during the 1-0 defeat to Valentia on Sunday has been rescinded. La Liga also slammed Valencia with a partial stadium ban following the racist abuse directed at the Real Madrid star during the game. Vinicius was targeted with vile chants and gestures by home fans at […]

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Following are the results of Match Day 18 fixtures in the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), played on Sunday: Nasarawa United 1-1 Bendel Insurance Lobi Stars 0-2 Wikki Tourists Bayelsa United 2-0 Niger Tornadoes Gombe United 0-1 Akwa United Remo Stars 4-0 Kwara United Shooting Stars 0-0 Enyimba International FC Sunshine Stars 3-0 Dakkada […]

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1) A three-peat at the Etihad The permutations of Chelsea’s visit for Manchester City’s title prospects are as follows: if Arsenal win at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s side have to beat their visitors to ensure a successful defence. A draw for the Gunners means City will all but retain their crown whatever the […]

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been banned from football for eight months after he accepted breaking Football Association betting rules. Toney has also been charged £50,000 and warned about his future conduct for 232 breaches of the FA’s betting rules. His suspension starts immediately, but the 27-year-old can return to training with Brentford four months […]

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 FC Barcelona claimed their 27th LaLiga title on Sunday after two first-half goals from Robert Lewandowski spurred them to a 4-2 thrashing of city rivals Espanyol. Barca moved to 85 points from 34 matches and extended their lead to an unassailable 14 points over second-placed Real Madrid. They were the superior side against lowly Espanyol […]