Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout

Champions League winners Liverpool won the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time on Wednesday. With the first nine penalties all converted, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham saw his effort blocked by the legs of Liverpool keeper Adrian to hand victory to Juergen Klopp’s side. Chelsea went ahead in the 36th minute when N’Golo Kante drove from midfield and found Christian Pulisic, who turned inside and delivered the perfect through ball for Olivier Giroud to confidently slot home. American Pulisic then beat Adrian with…

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Falconets head to Morocco for African Games on Thursday

The national under-20 women football team who will represent Nigeria at the Women’s Football Tournament of the 12th African Games in Rabat will depart Nigeria for Morocco on Thursday. They will face Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the tournament holding from Saturday to Aug. 29. Hosts Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Mali and Algeria are in Group A. Nigeria won the gold medal at the 8th All-Africa Games hosted in Abuja in October 2003, repeating the feat in Algiers four years later. But the country failed to qualify…

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Rohr lines up Iheanacho, Ajayi, Ebuehi, 20 others for Ukraine friendly

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up 23 players for the team’s international friendly with the Senior National Team of Ukraine scheduled for Dnipro Arena on Sept. 10. Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said in a statement on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia-based team skipper Ahmed Musa heads the list of invited players. “Tyronne Ebuehi, who as a result of injury missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals where Nigeria won bronze, has been recalled after recovering from the injury. “Equally, Oluwasemilogo…

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Australian Open: Osaka Beats Kvitova, Becomes New World Number One

Japan’s Naomi Osaka battled past Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Australian Open crown Saturday and become the new world number one. The fourth seed and US Open champion made it two Grand Slam titles in a row after a see-sawing 2hr 27min match. The hard-fought victory made Osaka the first Asian, male or female, to hold the world’s top ranking, taking over from Romania’s Simona Halep. A rattled Osaka almost blew her title hopes with one hand on the trophy when she…

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Serena Williams crashed out of Australian Open

Serena Williams’s bid to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a shuddering halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova. Serena Williams’s bid to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a shuddering halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova. The American great had beaten world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round but folded against the big-serving Czech seventh seed, who saved four match points before winning 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 under the hot Melbourne sun. The 26-year-old survived…

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Messi Scores 400th La Liga Goal For Barcelona

Lionel Messi scored his 400th goal in La Liga against Eibar on Sunday to extend his record as the division’s all-time top scorer. Messi collected the ball off Luis Suarez and drove it into the bottom corner in the 53rd minute at Camp Nou to give Barca a 2-0 lead over Eibar and notch his quadruple century after 435 matches. It is 14 years since the 31-year-old Argentine scored his first La Liga goal and he has gone on to build an enormous lead at the top of the league’s…

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Emotional Andy Murray In Tears, After Revealing Retirement Plan

A tearful Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner broke down at a press conference in Melbourne as he said the pain had become almost unbearable. “I can play with limitations. But having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training,” the emotional Scot said. Thirty-one-year-old “Sir Andy,”…

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Transfer: Victor Moses In Clear Move To Fulham

By Dotun Adebusoye Premier League club, Fulham have won the race ahead of Cardiff City and Crystal Palace to sign Chelsea winger, Victor Moses. According to Love Sport Radio, Moses is on the verge of joining Fulham this January transfer window. The British station reports that the announcement is expected to be made before the end of the this week. Moses has fallen out of favour at Chelsea since the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri took over from fellow Italian compatriot, Antonio Conte early this season. The ex-Nigerian international has barely…

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JUST IN: Suarez Agrees To Join North London Club Arsenal

Barcelona star, Denis Suarez has agreed to join Premier League giants, Arsenal. According to Spanish outlet, Sport, Suarez agreed to join the North London club after holding talks with the Gunners’ coach, Unai Emery. The report claimed that Suarez has received offers from AC Milan and Valencia, but Emery has now convinced him to join the Emirates club. The midfielder, who played under Emery during their time at Sevilla, has been one of Arsenal’s top January transfer targets. The 25-year-old played a key role in Sevilla’s Europa League success back…

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BREAKING: Mohammed Salah Wins CAF Best Player Award For Record Second Time

By Dotun Adebusoye Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.

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