World Football Mourns As Diego Maradona Is Dies At 60

Global football icon and world cup hero for Argentina Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. Reports said he died as a result of cardiac arrest. Just last month, the footballer went through an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. Mirror reports that the Gimnasia boss felt unwell after his side beat Patronato 3-0 and was taken to hospital in La Plata, near the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Scans discovered a subdural hemetoma, requiring Maradona to undergo immediate surgery to remove the problem before…

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EPL Result: Liverpool Thrash Leicester 3-0

Liverpool were not derailed by an injury crisis as Jurgen Klopp’s men produced a dominant display to beat Leicester 3-0 and move level on points with Premier League leaders Tottenham. Jonny Evans’s own goal was just reward for the Reds’ bright start before Diogo Jota set a record-breaking start to life at Anfield. The Portuguese international became the first Liverpool player to score in his first four home league games when he headed home Andy Robertson’s inch-perfect cross. Klopp was missing seven first-team regulars through injury and top scorer Mohamed…

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Again, Sierra Leone Hold Super Eagles In Freetown

Just as it happened in Benin City when the Leone Stars forced the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 4-4 draw, Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Sierra Leone again played out a goalless draw in their Group L Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the National Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday. The Leone Stars, who mounted a stunning fightback to draw 4-4 with the Super Eagles last week, put up another gritty display to frustrate their more illustrious opponents and deny them an early ticket to the AFCON finals. The result…

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Super Eagles In Freetown For AFCON Re-Match Against Sierra Leone

In Benin City Edo State on Saturday at Ogbe Stadium, the Super Eagles surrendered their four goals lead against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the African Nations Cup qualifier as the game ended 4-4. Today, the senior national team of Nigeria will tomorrow engage the same team in a rematch. Expectedly, both the Nigerian fans and the players were embarrassed as the Leone stars clawed their way back into the game, forcing a 4-4 draw. Captain Ahmed Musa had since apologised for the blunder, pledging an improvement in…

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AFCON: Super Eagles Test Negative For COVID-19, Depart For Freetown

The Super Eagles and Leone Stars first leg in Benin City, Edo State Nigeria ended 4 – 4 as Eagles surrendered a 4-goal lead Nigeria’s Super Eagles players have all been given medical clearance to play in Tuesday’s reverse fixture of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sierra Leone after the coronavirus (COVID-19) tests conducted on every player and official of the team returned negative on Monday morning. It is the second time in the space of five days that the entire Eagles’ delegation would turn in…

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‘No Plans’ To Change Euro 2020 Venues – UEFA Insists

Football body UEFA said that it has no plans to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia. European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised. Le Parisien reported earlier this week that Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, was one option being considered by UEFA with infection rates rising again across the continent. However, in…

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Osimhen Celebrates First Napoli Goal Displaying ‘End Police Brutality In Nigeria’ Shirt

Holding a white polo with “End Police Brutality in Nigeria,” was how Nigeria football international and Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen celebrated his first goal for Napoli, a Serie A club at the weekend. Osimhen scored his first Napoli goal with a superb finish when his club squared up against Atalanta in the 43rd minute. He had earlier tweeted in support of the ongoing #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. Napoli paid French club Lille a club record fee of up to 80 million euros ($94.6 million) to bring Nigeria…

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Mikel Arteta Delighted With Deadline Day Capture Of Thomas Partey

Arsenal signed midfielder Thomas Partey for £45million on transfer deadline day The Gunners paid the 27-year-old’s buyout clause in his Atletico Madrid contract Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admits he feared the deal wouldn’t be completed Mikel Arteta admitted he feared Arsenal would run out of time to land Thomas Partey on deadline day. The Gunners left their most eye-catching summer signing until last when they swooped for midfielder Partey, 27, in a deal that was announced at the death on the final day of the window. Arsenal outwitted Atletico Madrid…

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Mikel Arteta Can Win The Premier League At Arsenal – Arsene Wenger

According to reports by The Guardian, Arsene Wenger who managed Arsenal for 22 long years has backed Mikel Arteta to deliver the Premier League success during his time as Arsenal manager. Arteta has been undertaking a rebuild at the Gunners following the departure of Wenger and the unsuccessful spell of Unai Emery. Although Wenger won trophies for Arsenal during his long years at the club, his later years saw Arsenal decline and at some point could not even finish the league as a top four, which automatically guarantees them a…

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Rafael Nadal Beats Novak Djokovic To Win 13th French Open

Nadal with the trophy on Sunday TENNIS: Rafael Nadal on Sunday beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles. For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam and of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors twice. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut. The Spaniard, the oldest champion in Paris…

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