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Bayern Munich Resume Training But Hugs, Handshakes Are Banned

  Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resumed training Monday for the first time since the German league was suspended due to coronavirus but the players were put through their paces in small groups and maintained social distancing measures. Keeping at least 1.5 metres from each other, players including captain Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller …

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Premier League players’ ‘backs against wall’ over coronavirus, says Rose

Newcastle defender Danny Rose is willing to contribute a portion of his wages to those fighting the coronavirus outbreak but says Premier League players feel their “backs are against the wall”. Top-flight stars have come under increasing pressure to take pay cuts from government officials after a number of clubs said they would use public …

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SPORTS MINISTER MOURNS AS PARALYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST NDIDI NWOSU DIES

  Nigeria’s Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, Ndidi Nwosu, has died after battle with illness. Ndidi’s death was confirmed by a former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), Queen Uboh-Idris. According to Uboh-Idris, she was called and informed of the development which took place on March 1st in Owerri by the husband of the …

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Super Falcons Move Up In Latest FIFA World Ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria climbed one spot from 39th to 38th in the most recent FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking, Completesports.com reports. The positioning was distributed on FIFA’s legitimate site on Friday. In Africa, the Falcons who are Africa Cup of Nations champions, stay number one. Unyielding Lionesses of Cameroon dropped two spots from 49th …

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Olympics, IOC accounts hacked – Twitter

Twitter said on Saturday that an official Twitter account of the Olympics and the media Twitter account of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had been hacked and temporarily locked. The accounts were hacked through a third-party platform, a spokesperson for the social media platform said in an emailed statement, without giving further details. “As soon …

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New Barca coach eyes Osimhen, others

SUPER Eagles and Lille of France striker Victor Osimhen’s chances of joining Spanish giants Barcelona may have suffered a setback as new Barcelona boss Quique Setien has kept mute over the possibility of signing a new striker this month. Setien was officially unveiled as Ernesto Valverde’s successor yesterday after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Camp …

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Sadio Mane emerges as Africa’s best player of the year

Saido Mane was on Tuesday crowned the 2019 CAF Player of The Year ahead of Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Sports Extra reports. The 2019 CAF Awards ceremony was held at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt, with top football dignitaries in attendance. Mane, who had been a finalist in the previous …

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Mane, Salah, Mahrez battle for CAF’s best player award of the year

   It’s been 20 years since a Nigerian player won the CAF Player Of The Year Award and the wait will continue when the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony holds at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday (tonight), Sports Extra reports. Nwankwo Kanu was the last recipient of the award in 1999, beating Ghanaian …

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Enyimba International FC sacks Coach Abd’Allah

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Monday said it has relieved team head coach/Technical Adviser, Usman Abd’Allah, of his job with the club. Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the club’s chairman, said in a statement that after a string of disappointing results the club believes it must set a new course. “The club has to regain its …

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