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Solskjaer defends Man Utd striker Greenwood

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday defended the professionalism of Mason Greenwood, saying the “whole English press” have targeted the Manchester United forward after he was sent home from England duty last month. The 19-year-old has made a big impact at Old Trafford …

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Akpeyi set to sort out South Africa work permit issue

Nigerian goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, will be available for Kaizer Chief’s season opener against Mamelodi Sundowns on Oct 24, after missing the club’s MTN8 quarter-final win against Maritzburg United on Sunday due to work permit issues. Club captain Itumeleng Khune returned in between the sticks for the tie, as Akpeyi sorted …

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Criticism trails list of 60 Nigerian sports icons

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development’s list of 60 sports icons in celebration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence on Friday has generated a lot of criticisms from the sports sector. The 60-man list was released on Friday at a ceremony attended by the sports minister, Sunday Dare, at the Moshood …

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Liverpool’s Van Dijk to undergo knee surgery

Centre-back Virgil van Dijk has damaged knee ligaments and is set to undergo surgery, English Premier League clubside Liverpool confirmed on Sunday. The Dutch defender was injured in Saturday’s Merseyside derby draw against Everton. He was substituted early in the game when Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a reckless challenge …

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EPL: Van Dijk injured in dramatic Liverpool, Everton draw

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had a stoppage-time winner ruled out for offside as Everton twice came from behind to salvage their unbeaten start to the Premier League season on Saturday in a pulsating Merseyside derby that ended 2-2. Everton have still not won a derby for 10 years, but manager …

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Tennis: Ogunsakin brothers shine at CBN junior tourney

Brothers Seun and Seyi Ogunsakin on Saturday in Lagos stole the show at the finals of the 14th Central Bank of Nigeria Junior Tennis Tournament, winning their respective categories. It’s the first national tennis tournament in the country, following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in March. Eleven-year-old Seun …

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Sports will resume shortly, says Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the ban on sports in the country will be lifted soon, The PUNCH reports. The coronavirus outbreak halted sporting events in Nigeria since March, but in August, the Federal Government lifted restrictions on non-contact sports, with the ban on contact sports …

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Ronaldo returns to Italy despite coronavirus infection

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Italy to complete his quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus on international duty, his club Juventus said Wednesday. “Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the competent health authorities at the request of the player and will continue …

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Romero asks Man United to cancel his contract

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has asked the club to cancel his contract before the end of the month. Despite deadlines in Europe passing last week, that would allow him to join a team in Major League Soccer, where the transfer window remains open until 29 October. Romero has lost …

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