TENNIS : OSAKA SPLIT WITH COACH, SAYS I WON’T SACRIFICE MY HAPPINESS.

World number one, Naomi Osaka says she was not willing to sacrifice her happiness following her surprise split from coach Sascha Bajin. Osaka Split with Bajin 16 days after winning the Australian open, which sealed back- to- back major title, after she won her first at the 2018 US Open. “Everybody thinks it was a money related issue, but it wasn’t. Osaka said. I wouldn’t put success over my Happiness, I am not going to sacrifice that just to keep a person around. That is one of the most hurtful…

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MIDDLESBROUGH FANS HAIL (AFRICAN ZIDANE) JOHN OBI-MIKEL

KUNLE JOB Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has warmed his way into the hearts of the fans at the club he joined recently. He is getting better with time like vintage wine. The fans have even composed a song for him, dubbing him the ‘African Zidane’ Some have described him as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ midfielder. He posted a video of two little girls on twitter, chanting his name after his side’s 1-0 away win over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, where he put up an impressive performance. With the defeat of…

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ADIEU TAIWO OGUNJOBI

Former secretary – General of the then Nigeria football Associated,Taiwo Ogunjobi died inthe early hours of Monday 11th of February,2019. NAN reports that the 65- year–old former player of the defunct IICC Shooting stars died in the early hours of Monday 11th of February, 2019 at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. The deceased was said to have been admitted into the Hospital on Saturday evening, but died in the early hours of Monday. Several ex- footballers and football administrators described the death of the ex- international as a rude…

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I HAVE NO PLAN TO RETIRE YET – MIKEL OBI

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has said he did not tell anybody that he wanted to retire from the national football team. Mikel, who is on vacation in Nigeria launched the catch them young football foundation, meant for discovering young talents in Africa in Lagos where he used the medium to advise kids with talents and interest in the round leather game. Skippo, as he is fondly called by his team mates debunked the news making the rounds that he wants to quit the national team saying “I want…

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HOW ARSENAL DEFEATED BOURNEMOUTH 3-1

Arsenal moved to within a point of the top four with their first win in four games with Piere-Emerick Aubameyang’s 10th goal of the season making the difference. Emery once again deployed a 3-4-2-1formation to break down Bournemouth, which was last used in the Europa League match against Quarabag last month which ended 3-0 in favour of the Gunners. Alex Iwobi’s fabulous pass set up Sead Kolasinac for a low cross that Aubameyang converted from close range to clinch a hard-fought win. An eye-catching own goal gave Arsenal the lead.…

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WE CANNOT DEVELOP SPORTS IN ISOLATION OF EDUCATION – JOSEPH YOBO.

Kunle Job… Whichever talent the youths have in sports should be merged with good education so they can empower themselves for the future beyond sports. Speaking on a radio programme, ‘Sports Zone’ on ‘Lagos Talks’ 91.3Fm, on the 8th of September, former Captain of Nigeria’s National Football team, the Super Eagles explained further “You cannot be a good sportsman without basic education as it helps your brain. If you are a superstar, you can’t speak and write well and represent yourself, you will reduce and cheapen your brand at the…

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NIGERIA ESCAPES FIFA BAN OVER POWER TUSSLE

EMMANUEL OMOLAH. Nigeria has finally escaped a ban by the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA through the Federal Government’s reaffirmation of Amaju Pinnick as the legitimate president of the Nigerian Football Federation NFF. The nation had made a timely move before the Monday 12.00Noon deadline earlier given by the world football governing body to resolve the crisis rocking the NFF, or face its wrath. The vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande earlier tweeted: “The FG has already conveyed to FIFA its firm position recognizing Amaju Pinnick-led NFF as…

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AUBAMEYANG BECOMES A GUNNER, GETS HENRY’S JERSEY

Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang is delighted to have been given the club’s Iconic N0 14 shirt last won by the legendary Thiery Henry.He is also happy to join  Mkhithrayn, his former teammate at Borrusia Dortmund, who recently crossed over from Manchester United. “I think I have to work a lot to be like Thiery Henry.I am a fast player and i score goals like him.” As for his message to Arsenal fans, he said “I hope Arsenal will come back to the top” He has scored 13 goals in 16 Bundesliga Appearances…

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HOW DALUNG MOTIVATED EAGLES TO VICTORY

Following the draw, the Super Eagles recorded against Rwanda in their opening match at the on-going 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, Nigeria’s Sports minister,Solomon Dalung had swung into action to ensure that they won the following match. Hours before their second match against Libya he approved their full bonus for the draw against Rwanda on the condition that they secured the maximum points  against the 2014 champions Libya. The NFF Second Vice President Shehu Dikko said  “The approval was simply to restore the 50% the team lost for drawing…

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WHY NIGERIA OFFERED COACH FRESH TWO-YEAR CONTRACT : PINNICK

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has explained that the resolve of the Federation’s leadership to ensure there are no distractions of any size or complexion around Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation and participation informed the offer of a fresh, two –year contract to Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr. Franco-German Rohr, signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met the first milestone of his contract, which is qualifying the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup finals. Nigeria thoroughly overhauled a so…

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