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Crystal Palace sack de Boer over poor EPL run

The board of English Premier League side, Crystal Palace has sacked new manager, Frank de Boer four games into the Premier League season on Monday. De Boer’s sack is not unconnected to the string of loses, which is the worst start to an English top-flight campaign for nearly 100 years. The 47-year-old former Ajax player and manager only took charge ...

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Plateau United win first league title

Plateau United FC of Jos win 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), their first-ever win, after amassing 66 points from 38 matches. Details later…

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Kante scores winner as Chelsea beats Leicester 2: 1

New signing, N’Golo Kante gave his former club another reason not to have sold him as defending English Premier League champion Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday. Talk before the match focused on another former Leicester player Danny Drinkwater — who stayed on the Chelsea bench but it was Kante who made the difference at King Power Stadium. Kante, Drinkwater’s ...

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Arsenal shakes Anfield’s defeat, beat Bournemouth 3-0

Arsenal bounced back from a terrible performance at Anfield against Liverpool by beating a unimpressive Bournemouth 3-0 in a routine win. Arsenal were never put under much of a threat from Eddie Howe’s side, and controlled the game throughout. Arsenal fielded their strongest side of the year, which featured an actual left back playing at left back and an actual right back ...

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Ten man Liverpool lose to Man City as Jesus’ brace seal win for ‘the citizens’

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City crushed Liverpool 5-0 in the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Of course, it was going to end up this way with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men for about 53 minutes. The result sends City, temporarily at least, to the top ...

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Nigeria overpower Cote d’Ivoire in Afrobasket tournament

Basketball fans on Saturday commended Nigeria’s D’Tigers for their narrow defeat of Cote d’Ivoire, 78-77 in the 2017 Tunisia-Senegal FIBA Afrobasket men’s Championship that dunked off on Sept. 8. D’Tigres, the competition’s defending champions were made to work their socks off by the Ivoirians, who are no push-over in the men’s basketball terrain. Team Captain, Ike Diogu proved his worth ...

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World Cup qualifier between S’Africa and Senegal to be replayed

A World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the match referee was banned for life by Fifa. Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was banned for “match manipulation”. He awarded a penalty to South Africa in their 2-1 win in November last year for handball but replays showed the ball hit Senegal’s Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on ...

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Salisu picks Ezenwa, 16 others for WAFU as team leaves for Ghana Thursday

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Eighteen players, including two Super Eagles’ goalkeepers, have been invited to camp ahead of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations’ tournament scheduled  for between September 9 and  24 in Ghana. Head of Communication of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Demola Olajire said that Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was at post at the last two ...

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Joshua relishing heavyweight title defence against Pulev

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua said on Tuesday his mandatory defence against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev “can’t come soon enough”. Joshua will return to action when he takes on Pulev in the Principality Stadium on Oct. 28. It will be his first time since his epic victory over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April “October 28 can’t come soon ...

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NFF pays Eagles full bonus, begins preparations for Zambia

    The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s crunchy 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter against the Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde, even though the tie ended in a draw. NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this to the team on board the ARIK Air Bombadier CRJ ...

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