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Plaudits as Mikel quits football after 20 years

Plaudits as Mikel quits football after 20 years

  Tributes poured in quickly on Tuesday as former Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, announced his retirement from professional football after a career that lasted two decades and brought him a total of 15 medals. Mikel, through his …

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Promoters insist Joshua, Fury fight will happen

Promoters insist Joshua, Fury fight will happen

The promoters of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are confident the all-British clash between both heavyweight boxers will still go ahead despite Fury ruling it out on Monday. Fury had set a Monday 5pm deadline for Joshua and his team to …

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Algeria 2 Nigeria 1: Faltering Eagles

Algeria 2 Nigeria 1: Faltering Eagles

• Foxes extend dominance over below-average rivals Algeria extended their dominance over Nigeria as they beat a disappointing Super Eagles 2-1 in a friendly game at the Miloud Hadefi Olympic Complex, Oran on Tuesday night. The Eagles went into the game …

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Ukraine: Russia banned from Euro 2024

Ukraine: Russia banned from Euro 2024

  Russia will not take part in the draw for qualifying for Euro 2024, UEFA and the country’s football federation confirmed on Tuesday. The Russian national team and Russian clubs were banned from international competitions earlier this year by UEFA …

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Chelsea appoint Graham Potter as new manager

Chelsea appoint Graham Potter as new manager

  Graham Potter was appointed as Chelsea’s new manager on Thursday after leaving Brighton to replace the sacked Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge. Potter has agreed on a five-year contract to take charge of the Premier League club, who praised …

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Amusan retains Diamond League Trophy, wins

Amusan retains Diamond League Trophy, wins

  Reigning Nigerian Commonwealth and World champion, Tobi Amusan, ended her historic and record-laden year 2022 with another record, as she successfully defended the Diamond League title she won last year. The 25-year-old ran a new 12.29 seconds meeting record …

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Golden girl Amusan wins Berlin meet

Golden girl Amusan wins Berlin meet

  …Brume claims silver World record holder Tobi Amusan dominated the women’s 100m hurdles at the ISTAF 2022 Berlin meeting on Sunday, winning in a time of 12.45 seconds. The meet is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level …

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‘Adesanya ready to make heavyweight move’

‘Adesanya ready to make heavyweight move’

  Israel Adesanya’s manager Tim Simpson believes the UFC middleweight champion is ready to make the move up to the heavyweight division of the sport. “He’s mentioned he wants to go back up to 205. Obviously, the last time he …

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Falconets beat Canada 3-1, face Holland in q’final

Falconets beat Canada 3-1, face Holland in q'final

Nigeria’s U-20 girls, Falconets, set a World Cup group stage perfect record for themselves after beating Canada 3-1 in Alajuela on Thursday morning to finish with a perfect nine points out of nine in Group C. Head Coach, Chris Musa, …

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Serena Williams bids farewell to tennis after U.S. Open

Serena Williams bids farewell to tennis after U.S. Open

Serena Williams has confirmed that she is retiring from tennis after a career that has seen her win 23 grand slam titles, the most by any player, male or female. The highly decorated star also has four Olympic gold medals, …

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Ronaldo arrives at Man Utd training ground for talks on future

Ronaldo arrives at Man Utd training ground for talks on future

  Cristiano Ronaldo arrived back at Manchester United’s training ground on Tuesday ahead of talks with new manager Erik ten Hag over his Old Trafford future. The 37-year-old, who missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal …

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Falcons superb as hosts Morocco end their WAFCON title defence

Falcons superb as hosts Morocco end their WAFCON title defence

The Super Falcons failed to earn a 10th final match appearance after falling 4-5 on penalty kicks in the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) semi-finals on Monday. This was after playing out a 1-1 draw with hosts Morocco …

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Prohibit smoking in BBNaija S7, group urges NBC

NBC Halt Closure Of Indebted Stations

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance has urged the National Broadcasting Commission to prohibit smoking in the upcoming Big Brother Naija Season 7. The group said tobacco advertising had persisted in Nigerian movies and digital spaces, despite the ban placed by …

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Bayern table €120m bid for Osimhen

Bayern table €120m bid for Osimhen

Bayern Munich are reportedly preparing a €120m bid for Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, Corriere dello Sport reports. The Bavarians see the 23-year-old Nigerian as an ideal replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is on the verge of departing the Allianz Arena this summer. Lewandowski, …

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Super Falcons arrive in Morocco ahead battle for 10th continental title

Super Falcons arrive in Morocco ahead battle for 10th continental title

  Nigeria’s women football national team, Super Falcons, arrived in the capital of Morocco, Rabat, yesterday, from Casablanca, ahead of the 2022 African Women Cup of Nations, which kicks off on Saturday in four centres across the North African country. …

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Joshua’s huge wealth has taken away his hunger for boxing, says Atlas

Joshua’s huge wealth has taken away his hunger for boxing, says Atlas

  Teddy Atlas believes Anthony Joshua’s huge wealth that he’s amassed during his nine-year professional career has eroded his hunger for boxing, reports boxingnews24.com. Unsurprisingly, the experienced former trainer, Atlas, is picking unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, to defeat Joshua …

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Davido begins North America tour with New York concert

Davido begins North America tour with New York concert

Superstar musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has kicked off his much anticipated North America tour. The tour, which was scheduled to hold in five cities, began with a concert in New York on Thursday night. Davido got the …

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Fury demands £500m to fight Anthony Joshua

Fury demands £500m to fight Anthony Joshua

  Tyson Fury has opened up on his struggles with mental illness ahead of a fight for the WBC heavyweight title against champion Deontay Wilder (AFP Photo/Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS) TYSON FURY has revealed it will take a cool half a £500m for …

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Anthony Joshua Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk Likely in August

Anthony Joshua Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk Likely in August

  Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk is likely to be held on 20 August in the Middle East. Ukrainian Usyk beat Joshua on points last year to claim the WBO, IBF and WBA (Super) titles. A date of 23 July was …

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Osimhen: Arsenal yet to contact Napoli, says Romano

Osimhen: Arsenal yet to contact Napoli, says Romano

Fabrizio Romano, an Italian transfer market expert, has revealed English Premier League club Arsenal are yet to contact Napoli over a deal for Victor Osimhen despite continuous speculations linking the Nigeria with a move to the North London club. The …

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