AFCON trophy stolen in Cairo

Africa cup of Nations (AFCON), trophy has been reportedly stolen from the Egyptian Football Association headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier earlier today issued a remarkable claim that the most coveted title in African football has mysteriously disappeared. The Egyptian national team achieved unprecedented success between 2006 and 2010 when they lifted the AFCON title three times, thus affording the opportunity to claim the floating trophy permanently. However, the silverware that was achieved under the guidance of legendary coach Hassan Shehata has seemingly been stolen a decade…

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Covid-19 Ganduje opens football viewing centers

…..Donates 40,000 Masks to viewing football centers. Ahead of the reopening of the major league soccer in Europe Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered the reopening of football viewing centres in Kano state. The Governor gave the directive when the leadership of Soccer Viewing Centres Association, Kano State chapter, paid him a courtesy call at his office today in Kano. Speaking on behalf of the association, the State Chairman Mal. Shari Ahlan, urged the governor to ease the lockdown order for the Centres. According to the Chief Press Secretary who…

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COVID19: AS Roma players give up wages for rest of the season

AS Roma‘s players and coaching staff have volunteered to give up their wages for the remainder of the 2019-20 season to help steer the club through the coronavirus pandemic. The Serie A side announced on Sunday that its players will forego four months’ salary and will collectively make up the difference in non-playing staff’s wages whose salaries were affected when they were placed on the Italian government’s social safety net scheme. The club’s players, first-team coach Paulo Fonseca, and his staff, have volunteered to forgo four months’ salary this season…

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COVID-19: Real Madrid stadium to store medical supplies

Real Madrid’s stadium will be used to store medical supplies needed in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish club announced on Thursday. “Real Madrid Club de Futbol, in collaboration with the High Council for Sport, has launched a project in Madrid to supply and distribute strategic medical supplies to be used in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the club said in a statement. “As a result of the close collaboration between the two institutions, the Santiago Bernabeu will offer a space that is equipped to store the…

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Ronaldinho Detained For Entering Paraguay With Fake Documents

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is being held by police in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the country, authorities say. Police searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, where the star had been staying with his brother. Paraguay’s interior minister told ESPN Brazil that the pair had not been arrested but are under investigation. Minister Euclides Acevedo also said they deny wrongdoing and are co-operating with the authorities. In July 2019, the player reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes. “I…

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Manchester City Beat Twelve time champions

Manchester City De Bruyne

Manchester beat Real Madrid 2 goals to 1 in a champions league game on Wednesday 26 February,2020. Manchester City move past Real   Isco opened the score sheet for real in the 60th minute. But a Gabriel Jesus equalizer saw Real’s hope a champions league Victory crash as K. De Bruyne did a good job to convert a 83 minute penalty which gave Manchester City a one goal lead. Real Madrid’s fear grows big as the Spanish defender, Sergio Ramos bagged a red card in the 86th minute of the…

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Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped in Bayelsa

The mother of a former Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, has been kidnapped. It was gathered from security sources that the aged woman was whisked away from her residence at Adoni community Sagbama Local Government Area. The kidnappers were said to have abducted her from her house at the early hours of monday. Samson Siasia’s mother, Ogere Siasia was kidnapped for the second time in Bayelsa. She was first kidbapped in 2015.

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New York governor signs new pay equity legislation amid US women’s soccer team’s fight

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he signed new pay equity legislation at the U.S. women’s soccer team’s victory parade in Manhattan. Cuomo’s announcement comes as several Democratic lawmakers and presidential contenders have supported the team’s fight to earn as much as the men’s soccer team makes. The women’s soccer team plays the same game that the men’s soccer players play — only better,” Cuomo, a Democrat, tweeted. “If anything, the men should get paid less.” He added: “Thank you @USWNT for helping lead this movement for change!” Cuomo…

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Marcus Rashford signs new Man Utd Contract

Manchester United is delighted to announce that Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year. Rashford, 21, is a product of the club’s Academy and has been at Manchester United since the age of seven. The Wythenshawe-born striker has made 170 appearances for the club and won 32 caps for England. Marcus Rashford said: “Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven. This…

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Lagos To Rome: OAP Mark Otabor got AS Roma endorsement deal

Max Fm OAP, Mark Otabor, who did a 43 seconds commentary after AS Roma sent Barcelona FC packing from UEFA Champions League last season has finally been rewarded for his passion as he got a deal with the football club. AS Roma announced on their twitter handle that OAP Mark Otabor will fly to Rome this weekend for the first time Reacting to the invitation, He Wrote My Beautiful Family, thanks for the Anniversary GIFT, it’s been 10years in Broadcasting and i am super excited I’m grateful for everything, I…

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Serie A giants ready to offer Croatia star huge swap deal for Lukaku

Inter Milan are readying a huge swap bid for Romelu Lukaku which involves a long-term Manchester United target, a report claims. Antonio Conte is widely tipped to take over at Inter, and reports have claimed that the first target on his list will be Lukaku after missing out on the Belgium international when he was Chelsea boss in 2017. The 26-year-old joined the Red Devils instead in a deal worth around £75million and Conte had to settle for signing Alvaro Morata. Lukaku  has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions…

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Robin Van Persie retires from football

Former Arsenal and Manchester United man Robin van Persie retired from football today after his Feyenoord side lose 2-0 against ADO Den Haag The curtain came down on Robin van Persie’s glittering career with his Feyenoord side defeated 2-0 by ADO Den Haag on Sunday. The 35-year-old made his final career appearance in Feyenoord’s last home league match of the season rather than round off his career in Wednesday’s away fixture against Fortuna Sittard. He hit the woodwork in the first half and was substituted off in stoppage time, where…

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Barcelona team bus leaves Lionel Messi at Anfield after Liverpool Defeat

Barcelona’s team bus did not wait for Lionel Messi as it departed Anfield without the Argentine after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool. Messi suffered a miserable night for his club as Liverpool completed a stunning comeback to knock Barca out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening. Barcelona appeared to have a commanding advantage after securing a 3-0 win in the first leg at Camp Nou last week.  But Jurgen Klopp’s side put four past Barca without reply to book their place in the Champions League final in Madrid…

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Emiliano Sala’s father dies three months after son is killed

The father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son. Horacio Sala, 58, suffered a heart attack on Friday, his friend and president of his local club confirmed. Daniel Ribero, from San Martin de Progreso, told C5N TV channel that Mr Sala had passed away before doctors arrived at his home in Progreso. Emiliano Sala’s plane crashed en route to Cardiff after leaving from France. The Argentine footballer was on his way to joining his…

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Samuel Eto Unveiled as Qatar 2022 WC Ambassador

Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o has joined the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) as a global ambassador as Qatar steps up preparations for the quadrennial event. The SC is tasked with delivering projects and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Doha. The Cameroonian international has appeared in four World Cups and bagged the African Player of Year award four times. As a part of this new role, the 38-year-old will work closely with the SC on a range of projects, including workers’ welfare…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær appointed as Manchester United’s permanent manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been confirmed as the permanent manager of Manchester United on a three-year contract after a successful period in interim charge. Solskjær was due to continue in a caretaker capacity until the end of the season but has revived the team so impressively since taking over from José Mourinho in December that his appointment on a longer-term basis has been announced by the club. “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjær said. “It was an honour to be a Manchester United player,…

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Solskjaer To Be Appointed Man United Permanent Manager This Week

Manchester United will announce the appointment of caretaker coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the club’s new permanent manager before the end of this week. Daily Mail reports that Man United’s hierarchy have reportedly already stopped their search for a new permanent manager and now regards Solskjaer as their one and only candidate to take the job. Solskjaer has won 10 out of the 13 Premier League games since his appointment as interim manager and reached the Champions League quarter-finals, where they will tackle Barcelona in April. The Norwegian replaced the…

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FIFA receives Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has received Chelsea’s appeal against a one-year transfer ban, though has not decided on Tuesday whether to freeze the sanction during the legal process and clear the club to sign players in the offseason. Chelsea previously said it would challenge the ban on registering new players through January 2020 which FIFA imposed for breaching rules designed to protect teenage players from trafficking. In similar cases, FIFA has agreed not to enforce the ban during a club’s appeal process. That policy let Barcelona and Real Madrid sign players ahead of their…

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Ryan Giggs backs Solskjaer to stay on at United

Manchester United’s Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs backed acting boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Monday to permanently take the Old Trafford top job but called their upcoming Champions League fixture against PSG a “big ask”. “I can’t see anyone past Ole at the moment. The record they’ve had in…

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