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We will make para-soccer an international sport, official says

By Georgina Adegbie Abuja, Oct. 25, 2020 James Lalu, The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Persons with Disability, said the commission would work with the Nigeria Para-Soccer Federation (NPF) to make the sport an international game. Lalu told newsmen on Saturday in Abuja at the...

Report: NBA fell $1.5 billion short of revenue projection

New York, Oct.25, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) The NBA, which was the first pro league to suspend play amid the COVID-19 pandemic, made $1.5 billion less than it projected last season due to the pandemic and other factors, according to an Associated Press report. The league shut...

Calvert-Lewin reaping rewards of playing regularly at Everton, Rooney says

London, Oct.25, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s faith in Dominic Calvert-Lewin has helped unlock the forward’s potential in the Premier League this season, former England captain Wayne Rooney said. Calvert-Lewin has scored 10 goals for his club this season, including seven in the league. Former Everton striker...

Alkmaar stun Napoli in spite of missing 13 players due to COVID-19

Naples (Italy), Oct. 22, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) AZ Alkmaar overcame the loss of 13 players with positive COVID-19 tests to secure a shock 1-0 win at Napoli as the Europa League group stage got underway on Thursday. The Dutch side were under pressure for the whole...

Arsenal hit back to beat Rapid Vienna and spare Leno’s blushes

Vienna, Oct. 22, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Arsenal scored twice in four minutes to win 2-1 at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday and spare goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s blushes. This was after his blunder handed the Austrians a shock lead. Taxiarchis Fountas capitalised on Leno’s misfortune...

Kano Pillars unveil 9 new players, Technical Adviser for new season

By Muhammad Nur Tijani Kano, Oct. 22, 2020 Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday unveiled nine new players signed on for their campaign in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and other competitions. The players include former Niger Tornadoes player Mustafa Jibrin, Jerome Heutchou from...

EPL: Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

London, Oct. 22, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation. This is after a week which has gone some way to banishing the gloom that was descending on Old Trafford. After...

I’m available for consultancy job – Bewarang

By Emmanuel Afonne Abuja, Oct. 22, 2020 Bitrus Bewarang, the immediate past Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says he is available for consultations after a meritorious service at the country’s football house. Bewarang made the remarks during an interview on telephone with...

Kwara United mourns Team Manager Basambo

By Olayinka Owolewa Ilorin, Oct. 22, 2020 (NAN) The management, officials and players of Kwara United FC of Ilorin have commiserated with the family of the club’s late former team manager, Alhaji Agboola Basambo, who died in the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 22,...

Kwara FA endorses Ogunjobi Gold Cup

By Olayinka Owolewa Ilorin, Oct. 22, 2020 The Kwara Football Association (FA) has renewed its partnership with the organisers of Taiwo Ogunjobi Preseason Tournament known as “Gold Cup”. An closed door meeting held between the FA and the organisers of the annual preseason championship agreed to...
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