Category: Sports

ARGENTINA DEMOLISHES PANAMA IN COPA AMERICA

ARGENTINA DEMOLISHES PANAMA IN COPA AMERICA

Argentina forward Lionel Messi said he was delighted to return from injury to score a hat trick in the 5-0 win over Panama at the Copa America Centenario. The win saw Argentina advance to the quarterfinals and Messi closed to within one goal of Gabriel Batistuta’s all-time scoring record (54 – the AFA does not count two goals he scored […]

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MODRIC GIVES CROATIA THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

MODRIC GIVES CROATIA THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

A brilliant strike from Luka Modric sealed a 1-0 win for Croatia in their opening Euro 2016 fixture against Turkey in Paris on Sunday. Ante Cacic’s men had plenty of attacking chances throughout the game, but it was a late first-half strike from the Real Madrid man that saw Croatia take the three points. The victors twice hit the woodwork […]

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RUSSIA DENIES ENGLAND THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

RUSSIA DENIES ENGLAND THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

England were agonisingly denied an opening Euro 2016 victory after a last-minute Russia goal saw the Group B game finish 1-1 in Marseille on Saturday evening. Roy Hodgson’s men created plenty of chances throughout the contest, with Eric Dier finally making the breakthrough with a curling free kick in the 73rd minute. England looked set to see out the match […]

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HAL ROBSON KANU GIVES WALES A HISTORIC WIN OVER SLOVAKIA IN EURO 2016

HAL ROBSON KANU GIVES WALES A HISTORIC WIN OVER SLOVAKIA IN EURO 2016

Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner as Wales beat Slovakia 2-1 in their first ever match at a European Championship finals. The substitute carved his name into Welsh football history with a low strike nine minutes from time, after Ondrej Duda (60) had cancelled out Gareth Bale’s first-half free-kick in Bordeaux.   It means Wales tasted victory in their first match […]

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SWITZERLAND HUMBLES ALBANIA IN EURO 2016

SWITZERLAND HUMBLES ALBANIA IN EURO 2016

Switzerland got their Euro 2016 campaign off to the perfect start with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Albania in Lens on Saturday. Hoffenheim defender Fabian Schar benefitted from a goalkeeping error from Etrit Berisha to head the Swiss in front on five minutes. Albania, who are appearing at major tournament for the first time, took their time to settle into […]

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PRAYER SESSION HELD BY MUSLIMS FOR LATE COACH AMODU/PHOTOS

PRAYER SESSION HELD BY MUSLIMS FOR LATE COACH AMODU/PHOTOS

A special Muslim prayer session for the late Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Shaibu Amodu, is currently being held at his residence on Shaibu Amodu Street, off Okiewo road, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. The Islamic prayer is being led by the Chief Imam of Okpella, Alhaji Momodu Musa. The remains of the late Amodu […]

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PAYET GIVES FRANCE THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

PAYET GIVES FRANCE THEIR FIRST WIN IN EURO 2016

A stunning strike from West Ham’s Dimitri Payet earned host nation France a 2-1 win over Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 on Friday night. The visitors looked set to claim a draw, but Payet stepped up to curl home an 89th-minute winner to give Didier Deschamps’ side the perfect start to the tournament. Deschamps had opted for […]

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FORMER SUPER EAGLES COACH, AMODU SHAIBU IS DEAD

FORMER SUPER EAGLES COACH, AMODU SHAIBU IS DEAD

Barely three days after the death of former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, the Technical Director of the senior national team, Amodu Shaibu, 58, has also been confirmed to have died in his sleep early hours of Saturday. The four-time Eagles gaffer was reported to have complained of chest pain late Friday after dropping off fellow coach Godwin Izilien in […]

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FOOTBALL TRANSFER NEWS

FOOTBALL TRANSFER NEWS

-Everton have also announced their retained list, with Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman and Tony Hibbert not being offered new contracts by the club. Osman and Hibbert were both members of the Everton academy before breaking into the first team, while Pienaar has spent two spells at Goodison Park.Other players released by the club include Felipe Mattioni and youth players Jordan Thorniley, James Graham […]

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ROAD TO EURO…….ENGLAND FANS FIGHTS WITH MARSEILLE POLICE

ROAD TO EURO…….ENGLAND FANS FIGHTS WITH MARSEILLE POLICE

Police have said two people were arrested – one for assaulting a barman, and the other for violent disorder. One of the men was English and the other a local. Another England supporter reportedly suffered a head injury after being hit across the face with a wooden chair. It is understood the confrontation took place outside an English pub in the […]

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