Wolverhampton Wanderers Gain Premier League Status

Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers marked their promotion to the English Premier League with a commanding 2-0 win over struggling Birmingham City on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side had already been guaranteed a lucrative place in the top flight 24 hours earlier when promotion rivals Fulham were held to a draw by Brentford. Diogo Jota got the party started at Molineux as his 17th goal of the season put Wolves on course for victory after 21 minutes. Birmingham were reduced to 10 men in the 52nd minute when Harlee Dean was…

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Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria Finished 9th On Medals Table

The 2018 Commonwealth Games, tagged ‘Gold Coast 2018’, ended yesterday in Australia with Nigeria placed ninth with nine gold, nine silver and six bronze medals. The country won two gold, two silver and one bronze in athletics and two bronze in boxing. The powerlifters won four gold and two silver while the table tennis team won three silver. The wrestling team won three gold, two silver and three bronze. Nigeria won 11 gold, 11 silver 14 bronze to place eight at the 2014 edition of the Games in Glasgow in…

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EPL: Guardiola’s Manchester City Are Champions

Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions without kicking a ball on Sunday as rock bottom West Brom stunned Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. United simply had to avoid defeat to keep the title race mathematically alive, but a late header from Jay Rodriguez gave West Brom a hugely surprising three points and finally gave their fans something to cheer this season. More importantly, though, it means Pep Guardiola’s City team cannot now be caught at the top of the table, thus handing the Catalan…

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JSS 2 Dropout Kills Girlfriend Over Pregnancy

A commercial motorcycle rider, Stephen Gyang, have been arrested by the Plateau State Police Commissioner for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Alice Samuel, and burying her remains in a shallow grave. Gyang allegedly killed the victim for wanting to force her pregnancy on him. The deceased and Gyang were dating for some time now before he allegedly killed the victim over unwanted pregnancy. The 20-year-old Junior Secondary School two dropout said he killed his girlfriend because she had initially said he was not responsible for the pregnancy. He said she recanted…

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Champions League: Guardiola Vows To Unleash Terror On Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola promised to stick by his principles and attack Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, despite admitting he is playing into his opponents’ hands, AFP reports. Liverpool are the only side to beat runaway leaders City in the Premier League this season in a 4-3 thriller at Anfield in January. The hosts’ fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all on target that day as part of their combined tally of 75 goals this season.    …

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Former Chelsea Boss, Ray Wilkins Dies

Ray Wilkins, the former England captain; Manchester United and AC Milan midfielder, died on Wednesday at the age of 61 following a heart attack last week, former club Chelsea announced. “Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed,” the club said on Twitter. His family thanked “Ray’s friends, colleagues and members of the public” for the many messages of goodwill. Chelsea said they were “devastated to learn of the…

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Ronaldo Thanks Juventus Fan After Superlative Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League. “For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin. Ronaldo’s first was within three minutes while the second, on 64 minutes, was worthy of a video game to give Real a 2-0 lead before Paulo Dybala was sent off and Marcelo added a third…

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NFF Chiefs Visit Ikeme In UK

The Nigeria Football Federation leaders on Tuesday visited ailing Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme  at Christie Clinic in Manchester. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July,  and the  Wolverhampton Wanderers  custodian  has been receiving treatment. In a statement, the football house said the NFF president Amaju Pinnick led the delegation consisting of 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi,  as well as  the national team’s administrator  Dayo Enebi,  goalkeeping coach  Alloy Agu and  spokesman for the team  Toyin Ibitoye.  Pinnick said,  “We have come on behalf of the…

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Ronaldinho Says Messi Didn’t Force His Barcelona Exit

RONALDINHO has tried to debunk the myth that he had a bad influence on Lionel Messi and subsequently had to leave the Nou Camp, Express.co.uk reports. Ronaldinho joined Barcelona at the start of Messi’s incredible career and left the club in 2008 after making 145 appearances and collecting five trophies, including the Champions League. The Brazilian always appeared to enjoy his football while in Spain and seemed to play with a smile. But he has revealed that Frank Rijkaard played a role in his decision to leave. And he insists…

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Isco Says Zidane Has No Faith In Him

Hat-trick hero Isco said it was a relief to play for Spain as he feels Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no faith in him. Spain destroyed Argentina, who were without Lionel Messi, 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday as Isco stole the show with his triple at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui and is expected to start at this summer’s World Cup in a front three alongside Diego Costa and David Silva. But Zidane has not shown the same faith…

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