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Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Kobe Bryant:Rescuers recover all nine bodies from the helicopter crash site

Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday. Three bodies were retrieved from the scattered wreckage by a special response team on Sunday – the day of the crash. The remaining six were located as the search resumed in rugged terrain Monday. In a ... Read More »

Montreal Impact’s Okwonkwo wants to learn from Thierry Henry

Montreal Impact’s Okwonkwo wants to learn from Thierry Henry

The 22-year-old has returned to the Canadian outfit on loan from Serie A side Bologna On-loan Montreal Impact attacker Orji Okwonkwo has stated how lucky he feels to return to the Major League Soccer club to play under the guidance of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. The forward re-joined the club recently, after signing an extension with parent club Bologna until 2024, although the Canadian ... Read More »

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Chuba Akpom: I need more goals because I want to play for Super Eagles in Qatar

Arsenal academy graduate Chuba Akpom started his international career in the England youth ranks. He made it up to the u21s, scoring three goals in five games, but the journey ended there. Recently, Akpom confirmed his desire to play for the Nigeria national team instead. His parents came from the country, and he signed the documents to switch his allegiance in 2019. ... Read More »

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Ronaldinho backs Arsenal sensation Gabriel Martinelli to emulate Brazil icon Ronaldo

Former two-time world best footballer,Ronaldinho has predicted that Gabriel Martinelli can emulate another Brazilian legend, Ronaldo and become the best player in the world within next three years. Former World Cup star Ronaldinho says the Arsenal teenager has got all of the attributes to follow in the footsteps of ex-Brazil superstar Ronaldo.Ex-Inter Milan and Barcelona forward Ronaldo became one of the all-time greats during ... Read More »

Derby loss: Nasarawa United will get out of relegation water – Arikya Abubakar

Derby loss: Nasarawa United will get out of relegation water – Arikya Abubakar

Acting Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United Football Club, Abubakar Arikya, has come out to say the club will escape relegation in the current Nigerian Professional Football League Season, despite luck shying away from the team. The coach gave the assurance during the NPFL week 17 post-match interview with journalists at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Benue State, this evening. According ... Read More »

Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in copter crash

Bryant, daughter among 9 killed in copter crash

Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greats whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter. They died along with seven others on board, officials said. The 41-year-old Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 of ... Read More »

Flamengo’s Defender,Pablo Mari flies in for Arsenal medical

Flamengo’s Defender,Pablo Mari flies in for Arsenal medical

Arsenal are edging closer to completing a deal for the Flamengo centre-back Pablo Mari, after the 26-year-old was apparently spotted with Gunners technical director Edu..Mari shackled Liverpool’s Saido Mane and Sallah during the last club world cup final with his robust playing style. Spaniard Mari is familiar to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta having been on the books at Manchester City ... Read More »

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

The Daily Mail report Gabriel Martinelli currently earns £10,000, but he’s looking at a wage increase after sparking interest from Real Madrid,PSG and Barcelona. Arsenal are reportedly ‘ready’ to treble his wages to £30,000 and in the process protect their jewel by extending contract beyond 2024 and a minimum buy-out clause of Two hundred million pounds. The two parties are already holding ... Read More »

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

Martinelli will be a contender for world best player in 3 years-Jurgen Klopp

It is difficult not to get carried away when Gabriel Martinelli plays. Arsenal legend, Ian Wright started the debate, firing a broadside at Manchester United and Barcelona, two club sides who rejected the new football prodigy labeled ‘talent of the century’ by award winning Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp. What do they smoke in Barcelona or Manchester United? Asked Wrighty who ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 5th top goal scorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 5th top goal scorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Gerd Muller on the top goal scorers in football history list, with the Portuguese beating the Germany legend to fifth position after his goal scoring run for Juventus. Ronaldo’s outstanding brilliance was brought into the discussion again after he singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last ... Read More »

FCT contingent arrives Ilorin for north central zonal qualifiers of 2020 National Sports Festival

FCT contingent arrives Ilorin for north central zonal qualifiers of 2020 National Sports Festival

The contingent from the Federal Capital Territory Abuja made up of five teams that departed Abuja on Monday have arrived Ilorin the Kwara State capital for the north central  zonal qualifiers ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival in EDO State later in the year. Bidding the contingent farewell in Abuja before departing at the FCT Sports Complex Abuja the Director of ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua prostrates as Buhari meets Nigerians living in UK (photos)

Anthony Joshua prostrates as Buhari meets Nigerians living in UK (photos)

Nigerian born British World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua on Saturday proved that he has not forgotten his cultural heritage as he prostrated flatly on his chest before President Muhammadu Buhari in London. This happened in the full glare of people and cameras shortly after presenting his belts to the president during Buhari’s meeting with Nigerians living in United Kingdom. ... Read More »

Arteta furious after VAR denies Pepe a penalty against Sheffield United

Arteta furious after VAR denies Pepe a penalty against Sheffield United

Mikel Arteta struggled to hide his ire after Nicolas Pepe was denied a penalty during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United at the Emirates. The Gunners looked on course for what would have been only their second Premier League victory under their new manager after Gabriel Martinelli prodded the home side into the lead on the stroke of half time. ... Read More »

Inter Milan on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses

Inter Milan on the verge of signing Chelsea winger Victor Moses

Inter Milan are on the verge of acquiring the services of Chelsea winger Victor Moses after manager Antonio Conte made a specific request for the club to sign the Nigeria international.   Moses, 29, played under Conte when the Italian was in charge of Chelsea and has already expressed his positive opinion on the transfer and wants an immediate move to Inter. Fenerbahce, the club at ... Read More »

Barcelona ‘offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract’ to take over as manager

Barcelona ‘offer club legend Xavi two-and-a-half year contract’ to take over as manager

Barcelona have offered club legend Xavi a two-and-a-half year contract to replace under-fire Ernesto Valverde as manager, according to reports. The club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and CEO Oscar Grau reportedly linked up with the former midfielder in Doha this week following Barca’s Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia. AS has reported that the two-hour meeting was enough to convince the ... Read More »

Arsenal,Chelsea and Manchester United battle for Lille’s Boubakry Soumare

Arsenal,Chelsea and Manchester United battle for Lille’s Boubakry Soumare

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Lille 20-year-old midfielder Boubakary Soumare as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his side this month. The defensive midfielder has impressed in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, making 24 appearances in all competitions. And now the Gunners are interested in acquiring his services with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea also keen, according to Sky ... Read More »

Despite Loss, Nasarawa United Makes Progress On League Table

Despite Loss, Nasarawa United Makes Progress On League Table

Nasarawa United FC moved from 18th to 17th position on the Nigerian Professional Football League table despite losing 0-1 to Rivers United on Wednesday in the matchday 13 clash at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Rivers United were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute of first half when the referee adjudged Manga Mohammed to have handled the ... Read More »

Asisat Oshoala Wins African Women’s Player Of The Year Award

Asisat Oshoala Wins African Women’s Player Of The Year Award

For the fourth time, Super Falcons’ Captain, Asisat Oshoala, has been crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year. The Nigerian forward was announced as the best African female footballer of the year today at the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt. Oshoala, who plays for Spanish side Barcelona, beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi ... Read More »

Mane is African Footballer of the Year

Mane is African Footballer of the Year

Sadio Mane has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final. Mane, 27, wins the award for the first time after finishing runner-up to his Liverpool team mate Mohamed Salah of Egypt in 2017 and 2018. He was third in ... Read More »

“I Will Knockout Wilder Before 7th Round,” Anthony Joshua Boasts

“I Will Knockout Wilder Before 7th Round,” Anthony Joshua Boasts

Two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has boasted that he will knockout WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, before the seventh round whenever they fight. The British-Nigerian boxer reclaimed his WBA, IBF and WBO belts after defeating Andy Ruiz in a rematch last month in Saudi Arabia and is now expected to fight the undefeated American in a grudge match this year. The ... Read More »