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Paris 2024 Olympics: Super Falcons fall 1-0 to Brazil

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons fell to a 1-0 defeat against Brazil in their opening Group C fixture at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Super Falcons were in ascendancy early in the game, carving out three good chances in the first 25 minutes.…

Ballon d’Or 2024: Federico Valverde picks player for award

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Real Madrid midfielder, Federico Valverde has picked his teammate Vinicius Junior to win Ballon d’Or 2024. Vinicius enjoyed a wonderful 2023/24 season with Real Madrid. The Brazil international won the UEFA Champions League and La Liga…

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Transfer: Arteta to sign £18.5m midfielder from PSG after Calafiori deal

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to bolster his midfield ahead of this season with Paris Saint-Germain’s Fabian Ruiz. The Gunners have now opened talks with PSG over the Spain international, according to Duncan Castles. Arteta is yet to…

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Transfer: Arteta to poach another key member of Guardiola squad

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is looking to conduct a fifth raid on Manchester City. According to The Athletic, the Gunners are trying to recruit City’s elite development squad analyst, Darren Rogerson. It is believed Rogerson will…

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They’re very important – Maresca hails Chelsea duo

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Chelsea Manager, Enzo Maresca has hailed the Blues duo Romeo Lavia and Wesley Fofana following his side’s pre-season friendly 2-2 draw against Wrexham at the Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday. Both Lavia and Fofona made their long-awaited return…

Transfer: He needs game time – Arteta admits Arsenal star could leave club

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Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has admitted that Karl Hein could leave the club on loan this summer. According to Arteta, the goalkeeper needs game time. Hein recently impressed in Arsenal’s pre-season friendly win against Bournemouth in the…

Transfer: Two Man City players request to leave Guardiola’s side

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has seen his plans for the new season hit a setback, as two players are asking to leave this summer. Goalkeeper Ederson remains desperate to depart the Etihad. According to The Athletic, Ederson, who…

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Katsina United resume training ahead of new NPFL season

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Katsina United have resumed pre-season training ahead of the 2024-25 Nigeria Premier Football League season. The Chanji Boys had embarked on a four-week break after the completion of the last campaign. The training session was overseen by…

Pre-season: Five Nigerian names in Chelsea’s tour of America

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Five Nigerian names have appeared in Chelsea’s 28-man squad for the 2024 USA pre-season tour. They include Tosin Adarabioyo, who joined the Blues this summer, Carney Chukwuemeka, Lesley Ugochukwu, Chinonso ‘Noni’ Madueke and young winger…

EPL: Michael Owen names Man Utd player who wanted Ten Hag sacked

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Former England striker, Michael Owen, has claimed Jadon Sancho wanted the Premier League club to sack manager Erik ten Hag. Ten Hag banished Sancho from the first team last season following a public fallout. The 24-year-old hit back at the…

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Transfer: Right decision – Sesko reveals why he snubbed Arsenal move

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RB Leipzig striker, Benjamin Sesko, has insisted he made the “right decision” by snubbing a summer move to Arsenal. Sesko became one of the most wanted players after last season where he scored 18 goals. The Gunners and Manchester United…

Transfer: Ilenikhena completes move to AS Monaco

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George Ilenikhena has completed his move to Ligue 1 club, AS Monaco, from Belgian side, Royal Antwerp. Ilenikhena is Monaco’s first signing of the summer. The 17-year-old returned to France less than a year after leaving Amiens SC for…

Serie A: Only Ronaldo de Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo beat Osimhen’s goal record

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Sports statistics company, Opta, has highlighted that only two Serie A players past and present boast a superior minutes-per-goal ratio compared to Nigeria and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen. The findings come amid concerns about the…

Paris 2024 Olympics: What Super Falcons must do to beat Brazil – Oparanozie

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Erstwhile Super Falcons forward, Desire Oparanozie, has offered his former teammates tips on how they can conquer Brazil, DAILY POST reports. Randy Waldrum’s side will be up against Brazil in their opening fixture at the 2024 Olympic Games…

Transfer: He’s not our player – Barcelona coach, Flick planning without captain

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Barcelona manager, Hansi Flick, has refused to talk about possible signings. During a press conference on Thursday, Flick was asked about the LaLiga club’s interest in Athletic Club forward Nico Williams and the need for a defensive…

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NPFL: Ex-Sporting Lagos coach, Green joins Rivers United

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Edward Green have joined the coaching crew of Rivers United. Green joined the newly appointed technical adviser Finidi George as assistant coach. Green linked up with Rivers United from Sporting Lagos. He was an integral part of the…

Elegbeleye gives reason for creation of NPFL Youth League

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The Chairman of the Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has revealed that the youth league project is aimed at growing the financial base of clubs. Elegbeleye disclosed that the project will give room for progression…

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Transfer: Mourinho signs another striker for Fenerbahce

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Fenerbahce have announced the signing of Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla. En-Nesyri leaves the LaLiga side in a €20m deal and becomes the second striker Jose Mourinho has brought in this summer. The Moroccan will sign a contract until June…

Transfer: Belgian club, Leuven sign Ikwuemesi

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Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi has linked up with Belgian club, Oud-Heverlee Leuven on a permanent transfer. The striker joined Leuven from Serie B outfit, Salernitana. The 22-year-old signed a three-year contract with Leuven paying €1.8m to…

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El-Kanemi Warriors ready for new season – Zubairu

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El-Kanemi Warriors technical adviser Aliyu Zubairu has expressed confidence in his players ahead of the new season. The Borno Army will take part in the CAF Confederation Cup, Nigeria Premier Football League and President Federation Cup…

Preseason: You spent billions – Wrexham coach mocks Chelsea after 2-2 draw

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Wrexham manager, Phil Parkinson, has insisted that his team should have beaten “billion-pound team” Chelsea in their pre-season friendly on Wednesday night. Jack Marriott and Luke Bolton scored in the second half to give the League One…

I’ve got a lot to learn – Reece James on new Chelsea position under Maresca

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Chelsea defender, Reece James, has admitted he still “has a lot to learn” after being handed a new role by new manager Enzo Maresca. The Blues stepped up their preseason preparations with a 2-2 draw against Wrexham on Wednesday night.…

Paris 2024 Olympics: Super Falcons not scared of Brazil – Ajibade

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Super Falcons captain, Rasheedat Ajibade, has declared the team’s readiness for the clash with Brazil. DAILY POST reports that the nine-time African champions will be up against the Samba Girls in their first game in the women’s football…

Transfer: Rudiger takes decision on leaving Real Madrid

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Antonio Rudiger has decided not to leave Real Madrid this summer. The German defender was subject of interest from Saudi Arabia. It is believed Rudiger received a “huge proposal” from Al Ittihad to join them. But according to football…

EPL: We will concede lot of goals – Maresca warns Chelsea fans after Wrexham draw

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Chelsea manager, Enzo Maresca, has warned fans that his team is “going to concede goals this season playing out from the back”. Maresca was reacting to the Blues 2-2 draw with Wrexham in his first game in charge. Chelsea made two defensive…

Transfer: Arteta refuses to comment on futures of two Arsenal players

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, refused to comment on the futures of Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah after their pre-season friendly win over Bournemouth on penalties. There are speculations that the Gunners are in talks with Leicester City…

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Transfer: Things are happening – Arteta hints at Arsenal midfielder’s departure

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Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has hinted that Emile Smith Rowe could be on his way out of the club. Smith Rowe was not involved in the Gunners’ pre-season game with Bournemouth on Wednesday night. It is understood Fulham are in advanced…

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EPL: Man Utd to sign ex-Chelsea defender for Ten Hag

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Manchester United are set to sign former Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso as they seek to bolster their manager Erik ten Hag’s squad this summer transfer window. Alonso is currently available as a free agent after he left Barcelona this…

NPFL: Kwara United sign defender, Adekunle Samuel

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Kwara United have won the race for the signature of Bayelsa United defender, Adekunle Samuel. Samuel linked up with the Harmony Boys for an undisclosed fee. The move ended speculations over the defender’s future. Samuel was previously…

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Paris 2024: Super Falcons now stronger than before – Waldrum

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Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum says his side are a lot better than they were at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Waldrum’s side made it to the Round of 16 at the World Cup, impressing against big guns Canada, Australia and England…