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Sen. Ubah, Obikwelu return as Anambra FA Chairman, Vice through e-voting

By Chimezie Anaso Awka, Aug. 3, 2020 Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, President of FC Ifeanyi Ubah has been re-elected as Chairman of Anambra State Football Association (AnSFA) for a second term, in an election conducted through electronic voting on Sunday. Jude Obikwelu, a long time vice-chairman...

Association presents insurance benefit to late Table Tennis Umpire Raji’s family

By Kemi Akintokun Lagos, Aug. 2, 2020 The Umpire and Referees Association of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has presented a cheque of N250,000 to the family of the late Umpire Saidi Raji, who died in February. The Chairman of the association, Olufemi George, who...

Aubameyang double helps Arsenal beat Chelsea for 14th FA Cup title

London, Aug. 1, 2020  Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to help his side secure a 2-1 win over Chelsea in the 2019/2020 English FA Cup final match on Saturday. The win helped them to a record-extending 14th crown in the competition —— and a...

Swiss launch criminal probe of FIFA boss Infantino

ZURICH (Reuters) - Criminal proceedings have been opened against FIFA president Gianni Infantino by a special prosecutor looking into dealings between the head of the global soccer body and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber, Swiss authorities said on Thursday. The special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed...

Birmingham City name Karanka as new head coach on three-year deal

Reuters) - Birmingham City have appointed Aitor Karanka as their new head coach on a three-year deal to replace fellow Spaniard Pep Clotet, the second tier Championship club announced on Friday. Karanka, who was an assistant to Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid from 2010-2013, cut...

PSG complete domestic treble with League Cup triumph

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain completed a domestic treble as they beat Olympique Lyonnais 6-5 on penalties to lift the French League Cup on Friday with the match ending in a 0-0 stalemate after regular and extra time. Second-half substitute Pablo Sarabia scored PSG’s...

Ebonyi fans celebrate Kanu Nwankwo at 44

By Chukwuemeka Opara Abakaliki, Aug. 1, 2020 Football fans in Ebonyi on Saturday celebrated the birthday of former Super Eagles Skipper Kanu Nwankwo who turned 44. Journalists reports that Kanu, fondly called Papillo by football fans, had 86 caps for Nigeria, scoring 13 goals in...

Inter Milan offers Lionel Messi Messi £235m’ world’s biggest deal in Soccer history, if…

Inter Milan are reportedly set to offer Lionel Messi the most audacious deal in the history of football as his Barcelona deal comes to an end. According to La Gazetta Dello Sport, the Argentine playmaker, 33, has not signed a new deal at Barcelona and...

Soccer-Napoli sign Nigeria forward Osimhen from Lille

July 31 - Napoli have signed Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen from Lille, the Serie A club announced on Friday. No financial details were disclosed but The Guardian reported that Napoli had agreed to pay an initial 60 million euros ($71.06 million) transer fee, which could...

Former FIFA President Blatter calls for Infantino’s suspension

by Ijeoma Okigbo Bern (Switzerland), July 31, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called for the suspension of his successor, Gianni Infantino, by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland. Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had...
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