French football facing 'unprecedented' crisis, Lyon chief warns government

The head of Olympique Lyonnais football club (OL) has written to the French government warning that the sport is facing an “unprecedented economic and social crisis”. In his open letter to France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu, Jean-Michel Aulas also calls for training to resumeContinue Reading

DAYS BEFORE THE RESUMPTION OF PREMIER LEAGUE AN ARSENAL PLAYER TESTED POSITIVE

An Arsenal player tested positive for Covid-19 days before the resumption of the Premier League season. As first reported in The Athletic, the unnamed individual had also come into close contact with two other members of the squad, meaning all three were expected to enter a period of self-isolation. But itContinue Reading

Buhari approves conversion of 4 stadiums, NYSC camps to isolation centres

As Nigeria continues to fight the spread of Coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved that all National Youth Service Corps, NYSC camps nationwide be used as isolation centres. Buhari also approved that four stadiums in the country be used as isolation centres in order to fight against COVID-19 inContinue Reading

LIONEL MERCY

Barcelona has announced its players and staff will take temporary wage cuts as the club grapples with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. La Liga has been suspended indefinitely, with officials saying on Monday that it would only resume when the government confirmed it was safe to do so. Spain has becomeContinue Reading

 UEFA POSTPONES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, EUROPA LEAGUE FINALS: COVID-19

This season’s Champions League, Europa League and girls’ Champions League finals scheduled for Could have been formally postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, European soccer’s governing physique UEFA mentioned on Monday. All three competitions are at present suspended together with virtually each European home league due to the coronavirus whereas UEFAContinue Reading

OLYMPIC GAMES

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic. NAN reports that the flame was transported by a special aircraft “Tokyo 2020 Go” fromContinue Reading

MIKEL ARTETA RECOVERING WELL AS ARSENAL REOPEN TRAINING FACILITIES

An Arsenal statement stated Mikel Arteta was ‘in good spirits, doing detailed planning with the coaches and talking to the players regularly’. Mikel Arteta is on the road to recovery after being diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago, and Arsenal’s training facilities have reopened for everyday upkeep after a deep clean. AroundContinue Reading

ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE GAME “CHESS”

Chess is a game of skill and strategy between two people, played using specially designed pieces on a square board made up of 64 alternating light and dark squares in eight rows of eight squares each. In chess each player controls an army comprised of eight pawns and eight pieces: one king, one queen, two rooks (sometimes calledContinue Reading

DUBAI WORLD CUP TO GO AHEAD -- WITHOUT FANS

(CNN)This 12 months‘s Dubai World Cup, one of many highlights of the racing calendar, will go forward with out paid hospitality spectators due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. According to organizers, only horse connections, racing officials, media members and sponsors might be allowed into the Meydan Racecourse on March 28. The DubaiContinue Reading

 IN PUBLIC PARK CHELSEA PLAYER DEFIES SELF-ISOLATION PROTOCOL

Chelsea player challenges self-segregation convention to play out in the open park into place a week ago.  Chelsea’s first-cooperative individuals and instructing staff are all in self-disengagement after winger Callum Hudson-Odoi tried positive for the coronavirus a week ago. It was accounted for that Mount and Rice, both England internationalsContinue Reading

WHAT AN AMERICA -- OR A WORLD -- WITHOUT SPORTS LOOKS LIKE

Amy Bass (@bassab1) is the writer of “One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Collectively” and “Not the Triumph however the Battle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete,” amongst different titles. The views expressed listed below are solely hers. Learn extra opinion onContinue Reading

Mikel-Arte

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. “Our London Colney training centre has been closed after head coach Mikel Arteta received a positive Covid-19 result this evening,” the Arsenal statement read. Arsenal, due to play at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday, saidContinue Reading

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has assured that his administration would provide all schools including the remotest community in the State with standard sporting equipment and facilities. The governor who gave the assurance during the grand finale of the Greater Delta Games 2020 School Sports festival, said the promotionContinue Reading

NBA SUSPENDED ITS SEASON

The NBA suspended its season following Wednesday’s games after a member of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus. Earlier Wednesday, the NCAA’s decision not to allow fans to its annual March Madness tournaments for men and women was the most jarring example yet. NCAA President Mark Emmert madeContinue Reading

SWISS BASED NIGERIAN COACH SAYS I WANT TO COACH NIGERIA WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM

A Nigerian mentor situated in Switzerland, Adedeji Adeyemi Anthony has demonstrated his enthusiasm for dealing with any of the under matured national ladies’ group. Adedeji, with a UEFA B training permit accepted with his 11 years instructing experience, he’s able to deal with either the Flamingoes or the Falconets andContinue Reading

SECOND WORST IN LILLE SHIRT, OSIMHEN’S GOAL DROUGHT

Victor Osimhen is encountering his second-most noticeably terrible objective dry spell in a Lille shirt, however, the Nigerian worldwide are four objectives from coordinating Eden Hazard’s best scoring count in a solitary season during his time at Les Dogues, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. Presently at Real Madrid, Hazard went through seven yearsContinue Reading

MANCHESTER UNITED VS. MANCHESTER CITY SCORE: RED DEVILS BOOST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DREAMS WITH WIN

Manchester United completed a Premier League season sweep of rival Manchester City on Sunday and greatly boosted its chances of qualifying for the Champions League with a 2-0 victory. Anthony Martial scored the winner 30 minutes in, and Scott McTominay scored a crazy goal in the 96th minute to stretchContinue Reading

ALISSON BECKER RULED OUT OF LIVERPOOL ATLETICO SHOWDOWN

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid after suffering a hip injury. Alisson sustained the muscle problem in training this week and was sidelined for Liverpool’s FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Chelsea on Tuesday. Scans confirmed the 27-year-oldContinue Reading

EX-DENMARK STAR THOMAS KAHLENBERG TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS AFTER ATTENDING A BROADBY MATCH...

Former Denmark player Thomas Kahlenberg has tested positive for Coronavirus. Kahlenberg, who represented the nation at the 2010 World Cup, has been put in quarantine. He recently returned from a trip to Amsterdam and attended a match on Sunday, according to Danish club Brondby. The Copenhagen-based team said on Thursday thatContinue Reading

CHELSEA'S BILLY GILMOUR SAYS MAN UNITED'S HARRY MAGUIRE GRABBED HIM BY THROAT

Harry Maguire of Manchester United gets to grips with Billy Gilmour of Chelsea during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 30, 2019 in London, England. Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has recalled an incident between himself and Manchester United’sContinue Reading

WWE NEWS: JOHNNY GARGANO SAYS THE ONLY WAY IS ‘THE JOHNNY GARGANO WAY,’ UUDD RELEASES BATTLE OF THE BRANDS S2E28, FULL ELIMINATION CHAMBER 2017 MATCH

Johnny Gargano wrote on comments on Twitter this week about “The Johnny Gargano Way.” Yesterday he wrote on Twitter, “You know why… You just don’t want to admit that you were wrong. The lines are not blurred… From now on there’s only one way to do things… The JOHNNY GARGANOContinue Reading

BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: ITALY CLOSES SPORTS EVENTS TO FANS - INCLUDING SIX NATIONS MATCH WITH ENGLAND

Italy has ordered all sporting events to take place without fans until 3 April, including their upcoming Six Nations match against England, due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is the second match of Italy’s Six Nations campaign to have been affected by the spread of COVID-19, as their upcoming clash withContinue Reading

ENGLAND VS PAKISTAN LIVE STREAM: WATCH TODAY'S T20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2020 FROM ANYWHERE

Crunch match in Canberra for Heather Knight’s side England versus Pakistan live stream cricket Having refocused in their second Group B match against Thailand, Heather Knight’s side currently face something of a crunch coordinate – don’t miss a ball with our England versus Pakistan live stream guide. Both England andContinue Reading

Former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro has stated that whereas he welcomes ex-players being concerned in Nigeria teaching set-up he questions Joseph Yobo’s credentials. His feedback come after his former worldwide team-mate and ex-Everton star Yobo was appointed as assistant coach of the Tremendous Eagles two weeks in the past. Babayaro,Continue Reading

10 golf equipment throughout the Premier League are at present sponsored by playing firms Campaigners will ship a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday calling for a end to playing sponsorship in soccer. Playing with Lives and The Large Step say soccer’s relationship with betting is at “saturation level”.Continue Reading

LeBron James scored a season-high 40 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-109.

  The three-time NBA champion scored 16 factors within the third quarter, whereas team-mate Anthony Davis completed with 21 factors. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, enjoying the Lakers for the primary time, scored 29 factors. “The child is particular man, they acquired one in him,” James, 35, mentioned of Williamson. Williamson,Continue Reading

CHELSEA DEFEAT AGAINST BAYERN MUNICH WAS 'ACTUALITY EXAMINE' - FRANK LAMPARD

Chelsea’s 3-Zero reverse was the most important European dwelling defeat of their historical past Chelsea’s 3-Zero Champions League last-16 first-leg dwelling defeat by Bayern Munich confirmed “there could also be an entire lot of work to be carried out“, says supervisor Frank Lampard. They have been correctly overwhelmed, with Serge GnabryContinue Reading

Coronavirus: Inter Milan's Europa League clash vs Ludogorets

Inter Milan’s Europa League last-32 residence match in opposition to Ludogorets might be performed behind closed doorways due to fears concerning the unfold of coronavirus. Inter had been certainly one of 4 Serie A golf equipment to postpone their weekend sport. Talks have been going down between the membership, Italian authorities officersContinue Reading

SPFL: 4 SATURDAY GAMES POSTPONED AFTER HEAVY RAINFALL

Saturday’s match at Firhill has been postponed 4 video games within the Scottish Expert Soccer League have been postponed amid heavy rainfall following Saturday pitch inspections. Partick Thistle’s Championship recreation at house to Dunfermline Athletic was often called off at 10:00 GMT. It was quickly adopted by the League OneContinue Reading

MANCHESTER UNITED CLOSED IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLACES VICTORY OVER CHELSEA

Manchester United closed in on the Champions League places with victory over Chelsea as Frank Lampard’s side were left with a sense of injustice after contentious video assistant referee decisions went against them. United closed to within three points of Chelsea in fourth place with headed goals either side ofContinue Reading

WHAT MAN UTD MEDICAL STAFF HAVE SAID ABOUT ODION IGHALO AND CORONAVIRUS AHEAD OF CHELSEA

Odion Ighalo avoided Manchester United’s preparation ground over coronavirus fears. Manchester United therapeutic staff have said the odds of Odion Ighalo having the coronavirus are remote, reports state. The Nigeria global is relied upon to highlight when the Red Devils lock horns with Chelsea in their Premier League standoff onContinue Reading

OLEP GETS NEW EXCO

The Okigwe League of Professionals has elected new govt to pilot the affairs of the affiliation. Prof. A.U.Anyanwu was elected Nationwide president whereas Dr. C.M. Anyaeze (Deputy Nationwide president); Barr. Mahakwe Obi (Nationwide Secretary) and Dr. Charles Durueke (Assistant Secretary). Others are: Hon. Tina Anya (Financial Secretary); Dr. Oliver AmajioyiContinue Reading

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced a 23-man Super Eagles squad that will face Brazil national team in an international friendly match on October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium.

NFF released the Super Eagles’ squad in a post on their official Twitter page on Thursday.

Gernot Rohr’s men head to the game following a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in their last friendly encounter.

Below is Nigeria’s squad against Brazil:

Goalkeepers: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Okoye,Defenders: Omeruo, Balogun, Ekong, Aina, Awaziem, Ajayi, Collins.

Midfielders: Ndidi, Etebo, Iwobi, Esiti, Aribo, Azeez.

Forwards: Kalu, Simon, Olayinka, Onuachu, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Emmanuel

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By Ikechukwu Okoli MANCHESTER uNITED forward Paul Pogba had initially agreed on a £429,000-a-week deal with Paris Saint-Germain before deadline day this summer, however, the transfer did not materialize because Neymar ended up staying at the club, Calciomercato reports. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba was heavily linked with a departure from OldContinue Reading

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In the headlines today, Portugal national side got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristian Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva in a pulsating 4-2 encounter victory in Belgrade on Saturday. The win over Serbia shot the European champions to second place inContinue Reading

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Anthony Joshua reveals what he fears about Andy Ruiz ahead of rematch in Saudi Arabia

By Ikechukwu Chidiebere Okoli On the decisive night at Istanbul, the American winger impressed on his first start as Frank Lampard’s men reacted well to Sunday’s embarrassing defeat Many American soccer fans were left disappointed when Frank Lampard snubbed Christian Pulisic from his starting line-up for Sunday’s embarrassing 4-0 openingContinue Reading

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Menace of Street Hawking, Trading/ Sprouting of Mushroom, Markers in Owerri

By Ikechukwu Chidiebere Okoli Finally, Leicester City’s Rock of defense Harry Maguire has left the club’s training camp in France to undergo Manchester United medical in the next 48 hours. This claim was confirmed by respected football expert, Ian McGarry. “It’s our understanding that soon Maguire has already left Leicester’sContinue Reading

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2019 AFCON : VAR is Ready – Says CAF

IkECHUKWU OKOLI – Reporting Gist reaching us has it that The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has put everything in place, to see that Video Assistant Referees (VAR), is used from the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The technology was not in use in the group stagesContinue Reading

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2019 AFCON : VAR is Ready – Says CAF

Great! No player has beaten Alisson in 846 minutes of football and fans have quite rightly praised the goalkeeper after the Copa America semi-final However, host nation Brazil were the first team to book their place in the final of the 2019 Copa America with a win over Argentina. GoalsContinue Reading

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2019 AFCON : VAR is Ready – Says CAF

New Juventus Coach and immediate past Chelsea gaffer Maurizio Sarri admits his smoking habit is out of control. “It’s 60 a day, probably a few too many.” The new Turin tactician is currently on vacation in Ascoli-Piceno, where he sat down for a conversation with local site La Nuova Riviera.Continue Reading

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Crystal Palace defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, will have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55million move from Crystal Palace, Goal reports. Wan-Bissaka is due to arrive at United’s Carrington training facility  when he returns from international duty with England’s Under-21 side. The fullback isContinue Reading

The Spaniard refused to be replaced by Willy Caballero at Wembley. “Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation,” Kepa said in a Chelsea statement. Manager Maurizio Sarri said he and Kepa had since had “a good conversation”. Sarri, whoContinue Reading

Residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death on Monday, after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, collapsed. Staff of the Sports Commission headed by Tony Okowa, younger brother of Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, who witnessedContinue Reading