Anthony Joshua regains his glory

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York. With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield on the list of heavyweights to reclaim world titles. Dominating from the outset, Joshua won by margins of 118-110 on two scorecards with the third judge making it 119-109.

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FC IFEANYI UBAH PLAYERS ATTACKED BY ARMED ROBBERS ALONG KABA JUNCTION, NEAR LOKOJA.

Today at about 1:30pm, players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah (Anambra Warriors) who were travelling to Kano for their scheduled NPFL matchday 6 fixture against Jigawa Golden Stars ran into a group of armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms, operating at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi state. To the glory of God, no life was lost. However, the driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment. We wish to use this…

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Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Season award

Virgil van Dijk beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the men’s UEFA Player of the Year award. The winner was announced on Thursday night during the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco. The talismanic centre-back helped guide the Reds to European Cup glory, keeping a clean sheet as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid. Messi, the top scorer in the Champions League, beat Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo to win the UEFA Champions League forward of the Season Award. Virgil van Dijk beat…

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BREAKING NEWS: At last, Ronaldo ‘announces retirement’

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo remains unsure when he will retire, saying it could be as soon as next year or he could play into his 40s. Ronaldo, 34, has continued to star after joining the Old Lady last year, scoring 28 goals in 43 games in all competitions and helping the Italian giants win another Serie A title in 2018-19. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is uncertain when he will stop playing, although he intimated that it may not be far away. “I don’t think about that,” Ronaldo told TVI on Tuesday. “Maybe I can…

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UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool Goalkeeper, VAR Accused Of Cheating In Last Penalty Kick

Liverpool have won the UEFA Super Cup after beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties (2-2 AET). However, controversy has started brewing over Tammy Abraham’s penalty that was saved by Adrian who is an instant hero for the Reds. Football fans have accused the goalie of cheating and VAR of inefficiency and failure. During the last penalty kick, Adrian was seen clearly off the line and that has gotten many talking.

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Enyimba vows to overturn CAF Champions League loss

ENYIMBA has said they are confident they can overturn a 1-0 loss at Rahimo of Burkina Faso to advance to the first round of the CAF Champions League. Rahimo recorded the match-winner after half an hour when danger man Zanon dribbled into the box before his shot took a wicked deflection off Ifeanyi Anaemena and into the net. However, Coach Usman Abdalla said he was confident Enyimba could turn the tables in Aba in a fortnight. “The goal came in with a deflection. We could have saved that goal but…

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Salah, Mane, Messi, Ronaldo, U.S. World Cup winners head FIFA award shortlists

Zurich – Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League winning trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award announced on Wednesday. The Liverpool trio joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist announced by world football governing body FIFA. Egyptian Salah and Senegalese Mane shared the English Premier League (EPL) Golden Boot —- with Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang —- for the league’s top scorer with 22 goals each. Messi was the leading scorer in both the Spanish…

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AFCON’s best XI : Ighalo only Nigerian player in the FINAL LIST

Odion Ighalo has been named as one of the best eleven from the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Ighalo is the only Nigerian in the African best XI named by Confederation of African Football on Saturday morning. The list was mainly by Senegal and Algeria players. The 30-year old scored five goals to win the highest goal scorer gong in the African football show piece in Egypt. Expectedly, Algeria’s Rais M’Bolhi is named as the best goalkeeper because he conceded just two goals throughout the tournament.…

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Ighalo on course for golden boot as Nigeria becomes Africa’s bronze king

Nigeria has won its eighth African Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place match to become the highest winner of the bronze laurel anywhere on the continent. The Super Eagles defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia to clinch the third-place trophy on Wednesday night in Cairo. Odion Ighalo’s third-minute goal was enough for the Eagles to fly home victoriously from the Al-Salam stadium. The Eagles have played the third-place AFCON matches on two occasions more than any other nation — Egypt (6), Cote D’Ivoire (6), Ghana (5), Tunisia (4), Algeria (4). Odion…

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I once slapped my boyfriend for looking at another lady – Francisca Ordega

Super Falcons player, Francisca Ordega who was part of the Nigerian women team who reached the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 20 years, has revealed that she once slapped her ex-boyfriend for looking at another lady. According to Francisca Ordega, she slapped her ex-boyfriend for looking at another lady because the jealousy was obvious and she wondered if the lady was prettier than her. She told our source;  “Off the field, my first boyfriend ever, we were together and were going out. I…

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