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NFF inaugurates caretaker committee for Anambra FA

By Chimezie Anaso Awka, Aug. 6, 2020 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday, inaugurated a six-man Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) in the next three months. The inauguration was conducted by Ibrahim Gusau, Chairman of Chairmen and...

Manchester United move into Europa League last eight

Manchester (England), Aug. 5, 2020 Former Europa League winners Manchester United booked a quarter-final spot in the tournament after their second-string side laboured to a 2-1 home win over LASK Linz on Wednesday to seal a 7-1 aggregate rout of the Austrian side. United’s...

Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues

London, Aug. 6, 2020 Less than a week after winning the FA Cup to secure their place in next season’s Europa League, Arsenal has announced plans to layoff 55 staff. This is also coming as the football club negotiated a multi-million pound...

Bale benched out of Real Madrid squad to face Man City

Madrid, Aug. 5, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been left out of their 24-man Champions League squad for Friday’s last-16 tie at Manchester City, casting doubts on his future at the club. Bale, 31, last played for Real in June when they...

Manchester City sign Valencia winger on 5-year deal

Manchester (UK), Aug. 4, 2020 Manchester City announced on Tuesday they have signed Spanish winger Ferran Torres from Valencia, with the 20-year-old putting pen to paper on a five-year deal. Financial details were not disclosed by the English Premier League (EPL) clubside, but British...

Nadal to skip U.S. Open due to COVID-19 concerns, as organisers announce entries

New York, Aug. 4, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) World number two Rafa Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he would not defend his U.S. Open crown this year at Flushing Meadows. His announcement came as organisers released the singles entry list for the Grand Slam. Spain’s Nadal had said...

Fulham back in EPL after Bryan’s extra time double in playoff final

London, Aug. 4, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Fulham made an immediate return to the English Premier League (EPL) as two extra time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford on Tuesday. The win was in the English Championship playoff final match at...

Pedro undergoes surgery for shoulder injury

London, Aug. 4, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Chelsea’s Spanish winger Pedro has had surgery, following a shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal. Pedro had replaced forward Christian Pulisic in the game which Chelsea lost 2-1, after the American, who scored in...

African Champions League final to be played in October

Cairo, Aug. 3, 2020 The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final matches of the 2019/2020 African Champions League in a single venue. The continental football ruling body has now set a date of Oct. 16 and...

You have right to send off any player for coughing, English FA tells referees

London, Aug. 3, 2020 Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by England’s Football Association (FA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructions to referees taking charge of games when COVID-19 restrictions are...
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