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SPORTS NEWS: CHELSEA FC BEAT BARCELONA 2-1 IN JAPAN

Goals from Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea grab a 2-1 victory against Barcelona on Tuesday in an exhibition match in Japan.   Chelsea striker Abraham opened the scoring in the 34th minute by pouncing on a mistake by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets who attempted to clear the ball.   But with Chelsea midfielder… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: CHELSEA FC BEAT BARCELONA 2-1 IN JAPAN

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SPORTS NEWS: 19M TICKET REQUESTS FOR EURO 2020 GAMES – SAYS UEFA

  UEFA has received 19.3 million ticket requests for Euro 2020 matches in the first phase of ticket sales, the European governing body said on Monday.   UEFA said that 1.9 million requests alone were placed for July 12, 2020, final at London’s Wembley Stadium, 22 times the stadium capacity.   Tickets for the London… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: 19M TICKET REQUESTS FOR EURO 2020 GAMES – SAYS UEFA

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BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA TO PLAY BENIN, SIERRA LEONE IN 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS

The Confederation of Africa Football has announced the group stage draw for AFCON 2021 qualifiers.   CAF held the draw in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.   The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (also referred to as AFCON 2021 or CAN 2021) is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIA TO PLAY BENIN, SIERRA LEONE IN 2021 AFCON QUALIFIERS

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AFCON 2019: JOHN MIKEL OBI RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL, SAYS, ‘I’M OUT’

Nigerian Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, on Thursday, announced his retirement from international football.   On his verified Instagram page, Mike Obi said, at the age of 32, it was time for him to bow out of the team and let the young ones take over.   Sharing a photo of himself in the… Continue reading AFCON 2019: JOHN MIKEL OBI RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL, SAYS, ‘I’M OUT’

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AFCON 2019: KENYA BEAT TANZANIA 3-2, GROUP C TABLE

Collated Africa Cup of Nations Group C results at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo Thursday:   Algeria 1 (Belaili 49) Senegal 0   Kenya 3 (Olunga 39, 80, Omolo 62) Tanzania 2 (Msuva 6, Samatta 40)   Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)   Algeria 2 2 0 0 3… Continue reading AFCON 2019: KENYA BEAT TANZANIA 3-2, GROUP C TABLE

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SPORTS NEWS: (PHOTOS) $360M ABIOLA STADIUM TAKEN OVER BY WEEDS, IN POOR CONDITION

The National Stadium, Abuja, now renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium, is in a state of disrepair following the failure of the government to maintain the facility, which has been taken over by weeds.   Findings indicate that many facilities at the complex, built at a whopping $360m in 2003, had deteriorated while the environment looked… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: (PHOTOS) $360M ABIOLA STADIUM TAKEN OVER BY WEEDS, IN POOR CONDITION

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SPORTS NEWS: HAZARD WANTS TO BECOME REAL MADRID ‘GALACTICO’

Eden Hazard said on Thursday he wants to become a ‘Galactico’ at Real Madrid and believes he is joining the club at the perfect moment in his career.   Hazard was unveiled in front of around 50,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu after the Belgian’s long-awaited move from Chelsea was confirmed last week.   “I’m… Continue reading SPORTS NEWS: HAZARD WANTS TO BECOME REAL MADRID ‘GALACTICO’