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Sanchez shines as Arsenal hit Stoke 4-1 in top four Chase

Olivier Giroud grabbed a brace as Arsenal bolstered their bid to gatecrash the top four with a convincing 4-1 victory at Stoke City. The Frenchman started and finished the scoring to take his tally to 16 for the season as the Gunners continued their rich-vein of form with a sixth win in seven outings in all competitions. Mesut Ozil and the mercurial Alexis Sanchez ... Read More »

Chelsea clinch English Premier League title

Chelsea secured the Premier League title on Friday after substitute Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute goal earned Antonio Conte’s side a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion. The Belgian striker’s late goal at The Hawthorns took Chelsea 10 points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who have only nine points left to play for. It is Chelsea’s second title win in three ... Read More »

Ambode Moves To Make Lagos Africa’s Sports Hub

The Special Adviser and Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Deji Tinubu has disclosed that the Ambode-led administration intends to make Lagos Africa’s sports hub by creating and sustaining a sports culture through the development of grassroots sports. He said the State government has initiated and implemented new programmes that will enable the Commission to discover and mentor new talents, give athletes necessary support, improve and expand sports facilities and build sports culture ... Read More »

Wenger Hopeful of Fourth Place Finish In EPL

There is nothing Arsene Wenger relishes more than confounding his doubters and the Arsenal manager will know on Saturday whether he has a strong chance of doing so once again. Wenger’s side travel to Stoke having boosted their chances of qualifying for the Champions League – a task that looked a lost cause just a few weeks ago – by ... Read More »

Real Madrid Set Juventus Champions League final Date

Real Madrid secured their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday despite losing 2-1 away to Atletico Madrid in their semi-final second leg. Real’s 3-0 win in the first leg proved too much for Atletico to overcome as the reigning European champions progressed 4-2 on aggregate. Early goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann, from a penalty, gave Atletico ... Read More »

FIFA confirms nine World Cup slots for Africa

Africa could have as many as 10 teams competing at the 2026 World Cup after the allocation for places at the expanded 48-nation competition was ratified by the FIFA Council during their meeting in Bahrain, ESPN reports. Africa is guaranteed nine places, up from the current five, while a 10th nation will enter a six-team play-off tournament to decide the final two ... Read More »

‘Iranian Messi’ taken to police station

An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend – because he looks too much like Lionel Messi. So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos. The fuss started a few months ago when ... Read More »

Arsenal hunt for Top Four, beat Southampton 2 – 0

Arsenal dug deep Monday night to end their 14th year nightmare at Southampton and grab the vital three points to keep alive their hopes of winning a spot in the top four in the English Premier League. With three games in hand, they are now fifth on the table, with 66 points, with four points separating them from Liverpool, who ... Read More »

Juventus reach Champions League final

Juventus secured their place in the final of the Champions League on Tuesday after beating Monaco 2-1 in their semi-final second leg to win the tie 4-1 on aggregate. After their 2-0 win in last week’s first leg, goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves put the Italians out of sight before the interval. Teen sensation Kylian Mbappe pulled one ... Read More »

Pinnick takes over Hayatou role in CAF

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has been appointed the President of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, a position previously occupied by ex-Confederation of African Football president, Issa Hayatou. The appointment was announced on Monday at the inaugural meeting of the new CAF Executive Committee in Manama, Bahrain, where the 67th FIFA Congress begins ... Read More »