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Pogba chides Mourinho over negative tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first ... Read More »

You’re an inspiration, NANS hails boxer Joshua

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday congratulated the Nigeria-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, on his victory over the Russian, Alexander Povetkin, to retain his World Heavyweight titles. The NANS’ congratulatory message was contained in a statement titled: “Inspiration for All Nigerian Youths’’, signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafo in Enugu. Joshua had on Saturday night defeated Povetkin ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua beats Povetkin by K.O.

Anthony Joshua, British boxer, has beaten his mandatory challenger, Russia’s Alexander Povetkin by a knockout in the seventh round, to keep hold of the WBA, (Super) IBF, WBO and IBO belts. Joshua born by Nigerian parents, beat the Russian at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, to hand the Russian, his first knockout defeat in his professional boxing career. Joshua ... Read More »

FIFA 19 ratings: The 6 finest Nigerian players revealed

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has the honour of being the best Nigerian player at the moment, according to the FIFA 19 ratings leaked, with an overall rating of 80 which also makes him the finest Nigerian central midfielder.   In second position is Chelsea star Victor Moses with an overall rating of 78, followed by Changchun Yatai’s Odion Ighalo with 77. ... Read More »

NPL: Ortom celebrates Lobi Stars, set to pay allowances owed

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has celebrated the state’s football club, Lobi Stars for winning the recently concluded Nigeria Professional League (NPL). In the spirit of the celebration, he directed the Commissioner for Finance to clear all the financial indebtedness of the state to Lobi Stars Football Club. Ortom gave the directive on Wednesday in Makurdi when the officials of ... Read More »

Beckham’s football club to be known as ‘Inter Miami’

David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise will be known as Inter Miami, it was confirmed Wednesday. A statement said Beckham’s team, which is due to join the league in 2020, would be officially named Club Internacional de Futbol Miami. The name, which mirrors Serie A giants Inter Milan, was chosen to reflect Miami’s status as a “truly global location ... Read More »

AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles camp bubbles with 19 players

The camp of Nigeria’s Super Eagles has come very much alive in Victoria, Mahé Island in Seychelles following the arrival of six more players afternoon, which brought the number of players at the team’s Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa to 19. This morning, there were 12 players in all: Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred ... Read More »

Serena Williams beats Kanepi to make US Open Q/finals

Serena Williams is through to the quarter-finals of the US Open after beating Estonian Kaia Kanepi in three sets. The six-time champion, playing not as sharp as when she played her sister Venus on Friday, raced through the first set with a bagel, but her performance dipped in the second set as she lost 4-6. Kanepi was leading  the second set 5-2 at ... Read More »

Modric emerges UEFA Player of the Year

Luka Modric has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year after leading Real Madrid to their third successive Champions League title. The Croatian, who enjoyed a surreal year for club and country, beat fellow nominees, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, to the award. Ronaldo picked up as the Champions League’s best forward last campaign with Real Madrid after becoming ... Read More »