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Team Nigeria at the ongoing African Track Continental Cycling Championship in South Africa have won two silver and two bronze medals as at Friday morning. The championship holding at the Sax Young Cycling Track at Alexandra Park in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal region began on Thursday and will end on Saturday. The News Agency […]

Japan’s Naomi Osaka clubbed her way into the second round of 2019 Australian Open by beating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-4 6-2 late on Tuesday. It was Osaka’s first Grand Slam match since her breakthrough U.S. Open triumph last year. The game then was partly overshadowed by a row between her final opponent Serena Williams and […]

English Premier League (EPL) clubside Huddersfield Town parted company with manager David Wagner by mutual consent on Monday. The German leaves the club at the bottom of the 2018/2019 EPL table after winning just two games all season. Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle said in a statement that Wagner, who joined the club in November […]

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says the club are looking to sign a centre forward in the January transfer window after selling Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla. The league leaders want back-up for Luis Suarez after Sevilla agreed a one-million-euro ($1.15-million) deal to buy Spain international Munir on Friday. It left the Uruguayan as the […]

Burnley beat Fulham 2-1 at Turf Moor on Saturday thanks to two own goals to make it three straight league wins for Sean Dyche’s side. The defeat leaves deep in relegation danger Fulham, who are without an away win this season. German international Andre Schurrle put them ahead in brilliant fashion in the second minute, […]

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday said it has put in place plans to provide the Super Falcons with better preparations for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said in a statement that the federation had made plans for the African champions to participate in about 10 […]

Egyptian Mohamed Salah on Tuesday won the CAF Men Player of the Year award for the second time in a row, ahead of Senegalese Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon. The Liverpool forward received the title at the 2018 CAF Awards held in Dakar, Senegal. South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana denied Nigeria’s Francisca Ordega and […]

Mexico named former FC Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino to lead the national team on Monday, bringing an end to the short and unsuccessful reign of interim appointee Ricardo Ferretti. Martino, who has also coached Paraguay and Argentina, is charged with taking Mexico to the Qatar World Cup in 2022. Yon de Luisa, president of the […]

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has completed an 18-month loan switch to Scottish Premier League club Rangers, the English Premier League side said on Sunday. It is a move that reunites him with former England team mate Steven Gerrard who is the manager of the club. Bournemouth added that Defoe, who has struggled for playing time […]

Chelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini said Alvaro Morata’s goals in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday would “free his mind” after a lean spell for the Spanish striker. Morata struck twice in the second half of the FA Cup third round tie and also missed an open goal as the Cup holders eased […]



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