Lewandowski voted German Player of the Year

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Germany’s Footballer of the Year for the second year running on Sunday.   The 32-year-old Pole was once again the runaway winner of the title awarded by the football magazine Kicker, following a vote by journalists.  Lewandowski, who equalled Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old scoring record in May as he netted his 41st Bundesliga goal of the season, received 356 of the 563 votes on offer.  “I am aware of how big this honour is. It is a reason for great pride and joy for me, because it is…

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Organizers end Edo 2020 sports festival over lack of funds, support from govt

The Local Organising Committee for Edo 2020 sports fiesta has announced that the national sports festival billed to end on the 14th of this month will now end on Thursday, 8 April due to lack of support from the federal government. According to the Project Manager, Media & Communications, Edo 2020, Ebomhiana Musa in a statement to DAILY POST, the LOC regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021 for lack of funds. “Rising from an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening, the LOC…

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Amaju Pinnick wins FIFA Council election

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Friday was confirmed as a member of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Council seat. Pinnick was one of the 14 football administrators from Africa gunning for the six seats allotted to the continent in the 37-member FIFA Council at today’s CAF elections in Rabat, Morocco. Pinnick defeated incumbent and Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu to emerge as the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA Council at the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco after the late Etubom…

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Africa lack the quality to win World Cup -Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says African teams don’t have the quality required to win the World Cup any time soon. Speaking in an interview with News Central TV, the Eagles coach said the inability of majority of African footballers to play for the big European clubs was a big hindrance to their dream of winning the World Cup. “We are not ready yet in Africa to win the World Cup for several reasons,” Rohr said. “The first reason for me is the organisation, general organisation; there are still a…

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Manchester City cruised to a first win at Anfield since 2003.

The two dominant forces in English football in recent years renewed their rivalry this afternoon as Manchester City cruised to a first win at Anfield since 2003. The two sides have won the last three Premier League titles between them, with Liverpool dethroning City last season to claim their first championship for 30 years. However, City are now firmly back in the title ascendancy and sit five points clear at the top with a game in hand after a 10th successive top-flight win. Ilkay Gundogan scored twice after initially blazing…

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Chelsea Sack Coach Frank Lampard

Chelsea announced on Monday they had sacked manager Frank Lampard after a poor run in the Premier League. “This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him,” said owner Roman Abramovich. “However, recent results and performances have not met the club’s expectations, leaving the club mid-table without any clear path to sustained improvement.” The club’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich said: “This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least…

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Again, uncertainty surrounds Sports Festival take off date

The build-up to the February 14 commencement date of the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State seems to be shrouded with uncertainty once again. The Ministry of Youths and Sports Development had, in November last year, moved the festival from December 3 – 18 to January 3 – 17, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The date was later shifted to February 14 – 28, 2021 by the National Council on Sports (NCS) following stakeholders’ complains that it would be unwise for athletes to compete two days after the…

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Victor Osimhen Tests Positive For Covid-19

21-year-old Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, has returned positive for COVID-19, his Italian club confirmed on Friday evening. Fortunately, he had not met with any member of Gennaro Gattuso’s squad, and the goal machine is now set to remain in quarantine for some days. “Napoli report that footballer Victor Osimhen tested positive for the molecular naso-pharyngeum swab on his return from abroad yesterday afternoon. “The player is asymptomatic and has not met the team group,” the club posted on Twitter In July last year, Osimhen joined the Italian side on…

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PSG Sacks Thomas Tuchel As Manager

Paris Saint-Germain has sacked Thomas Tuchel as their manager. The German led PSG to their first Champions League final last season where they were defeated 1-0 by Bayern Munich at the Estádio Sport Lisboa. He is set to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, in a meeting with the former Tottenham boss planned for today.  Pochettino has already spoken to PSG chiefs about succeeding Tuchel, who was revealed to have been sacked on Wednesday night, just hours after overseeing PSG’s 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.  Pochettino has been linked with the other…

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Daniel Amokachi claims he returned his private jet due to maintenance cost

–Daniel Amokachi made a huge fortune from football and owned a private jet in the late 90s – The former Super Eagles forward was part of the Nigerian team that won AFCON in 1994 – He claims maintaining a private jet is ridiculous and a reason he had to return it Former Super Eagles star Daniel Amokachi has disclosed that the cost of maintaining a private jet is outrageous and that was why he returned the luxury. Popularly known as ‘The Bull’, Amokachi stunned football fans across Nigeria when he…

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