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The team were criticised for their slow style of play under Jose Mourinho butshowed renewed energy during the latest vi Luke Shaw insists Manchester United's players try to play quick, attacking football under every manager they play for after the Red Devils beat Cardiff City 5-1 in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's debut match in charge. The game was United's first outing after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, ending a turbulent spell at Old Trafford which saw the United boss consistently critic...
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The Sports Ministry has reassured sports stakeholders in the country that the 19th National Sports Festival will hold at the stipulated date in Abuja. There has been growing concerns that the games which is scheduled to start from December 6 might be postponed again in due to signs from the Federal Capital Territory for lack of activities. But the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Adesola Olusade, who is also the Chairman of the Games' Main Organi...
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  The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has pledged his total commitment to the hosting of the 19th National Sports Festival slated for Abuja from December 6th -16th 2018. The Minister made the pledge at the 1st JOINT Meeting of the Main Organizing Committee and the Local Organizing Committee held at the Federal Capital Territory Administration office, Abuja . Mallam Bello who was represented by the FCT Permanent Secretary Mr Christian Ohaa who doubles...
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The Ambassador of Nigeria in Japan, Professor Mohammed Gana Yisa, has assured that the Embassy of Nigeria in the country will work assiduously to ensure that Nigerian Team record a successful outing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. He gave this assurance when he received the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, in the Embassy earlier this week. In his response, the Honourable Minister expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for the assurance. He described the Embassy...
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Manchester United head into a crucial fixture against Arsenal with few now believing that the so-called Special One has the ability to stop the rot What Jose Mourinho has to do in order to turn around the situation at Manchester United is quite straightforward. He needs to win more matches than Arsenal, Tottenham and the other contenders for the Champions League places between now and the end of the season. They are currently eight points outside the top four, trailing not only the rest of th...
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Chelsea are ready to "immediately" agree a new contract with Eden Hazard, but are waiting for the forward to make a decision, says boss Maurizio Sarri. Hazard, who said he is torn over a new deal or a "dream" move to Real Madrid, has a contract until June 2020. Sarri also wants Chelsea to rethink their policy on players aged over 30 so he can keep defender David Luiz and midfielder Cesc Fabregas. "I want Eden here, of course," said the Italian, who took charge in the summer. "But I w...
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Troubled Nigerian league must start January 13 NFF Eyimba team used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Gola.com] The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it has advised the League Management Company (LMC) to ensure the commencement of 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season not later than January 13. The league has been suspended since before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ademola Olajire, NFFs Director of Communications, in a statement on Fr...
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Akwa Ibom new ultramodern stadium President Muhammadu Buhari will not be allowed to use the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, for his campaign next Friday, the state government has said. Mr Buhari is scheduled to visit Akwa Ibom on Friday to flag off his re-election campaign in the state. The president’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), requested the use of the stadium for the campaign. The state government, instead, has directed the president and the APC to mak...
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AS the agitation for separate identity for the Middle Belt continues to swell, the Minister of Youths and Sport Development Mr Solomon Dalung has punctured the movement and declared that the geo-political zone has no clear cut agenda to determine what it want in the north and Nigeria as a whole. Speaking with newsmen shortly after attending 95th General Church Council of the Church of Christ in All Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau, the Minister of Sport said other zones in the country have age...
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IN the spring of 2016, as Eric Bailly mulled over whether to leave Villarreal for Manchester United, he knew just who to call. The feisty defender placed a call to his fellow Ivorien, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who advised him to make the move to the Old Trafford giants. By then, Didier Drogba, already in the twilight of his own glittering career, was used to being regarded as a statesman by his professional peers, who sought his much-valued advice, not just on football, but on life in genera...
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The Nigeria Football Federation has opted to double the winning bonus of the Super Falcons as a big incentive ahead Saturday's 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations Final against the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in Accra. President of the NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, made the pledge when he met with the players and officials at their base in Accra on Thursday. The Falcons had earned $3,000 for a win in the group phase but were earmarked for $5,000 each for victory in the Final. "I want to l...
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The Red Devils twice quickly came from behind to claim a draw against Arsenal but issues still remain at Old Trafford Heavyweight hero Tyson Fury watched on from the roped-off VIP section following his world championship fight against Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Fury had to settle for a draw after being rocked out of his boots in the 12th round at the Staples Center but the fact he got to his feet and avoided the 10-count has burnished his reputation on both sides of t...
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