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Ndidi wasn’t ready for Arsenal game – Rodgers

Ndidi wasn’t ready for Arsenal game – Rodgers

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers in his post-match interview opens up on why Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi did not feature in the club’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the English Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Foxes have the fourth-worst defensive record in the EPL having conceded seven goals after ten matches....

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I remain one of Africa’s best strikers –Yakubu

I remain one of Africa’s best strikers –Yakubu

FORMER Super Eagles striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni believes he ranks among the best strikers out of Africa. Yakubu sits fifth on the list of all-time African goalscorers in the Premier League with 95 goals, just behind Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor’s 97 for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace. The Nigerian featured for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton...

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Iwobi poised for 160th EPL game against Villa

Iwobi poised for 160th EPL game against Villa

Alex Iwobi is in line to make his 160th Premier League game when Everton play Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, UGAMATV reports. The Nigerian midfielder made his EPL debut on October 27, 2015 for Arsenal against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, as a stoppage time substitute for Mesut Ozil while playing for Arsenal....

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Pictorial: Real Madrid unveil new stadium with retractable roof

Pictorial: Real Madrid unveil new stadium with retractable roof

Footage of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu has shown the modernisation going on at the 81,000-seater capacity stadium, UGAMATV reports. The project had been expected to be done by 2022. However, the COVID-19 pandemic helped speed up the renovation of the stadium which means it may become open to fans sooner. The absence of fans due to COVID-19...

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Euro 2020: Over 240,000 fans want France vs Switzerland game replayed

Euro 2020: Over 240,000 fans want France vs Switzerland game replayed

Over 240,000 Les Bleus supporters have signed a petition seeking a replay of the France vs Switzerland Euro 2020 second round fixture that saw the world champions surprisingly crashing out of the competition. The petition comes as a protest against Switzerland goalkeeper, Yann Sommer who, according to French fans, did not respect the rule of having at...

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Shut up and work, Dare tells Rohr

Shut up and work, Dare tells Rohr

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has cautioned Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, over his attitude towards home-based players, telling him to “shut up” and do his job. UGAMATV earlier reported that Rohr had delegated the handling of the Super Eagles, made up of home-based players, to Austin Eguavoen, Technical Director of the Nigeria...

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COVID-19: Senegal to pull out of final Olympic basketball qualifier

COVID-19: Senegal to pull out of final Olympic basketball qualifier

Senegal have been forced to pull out of the International Basketball Federation Olympic Qualification Tournament due to a COVID-19 outbreak. FIBA has confirmed that the Senegalese team withdrew due to “COVID-19 related disruptions” to their preparations. It has been reported that three players and a member of staff had tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the...

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Udeze tips Germany to advance to Euro 2020 quarter finals

Udeze tips Germany to advance to Euro 2020 quarter finals

Ex-West Brom defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has tipped Germany to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 ahead of England when both sides clash Monday in a round of 16 tie. The Three Lions, who are billed to face Die Mannschaft at Wembley, had their last win against the Germans – a 3-2 triumph – in...

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Osimhen, Chukwueze’s financial value drops ahead transfer window

Osimhen, Chukwueze’s financial value drops ahead transfer window

The valuation of six top Nigerian players has drop ahead of the summer transfer window, UGAMATV reports. The summer transfer window for 2021 will be reopened on July 1 and closes August 31. The players, who have already seen their market values drop significantly are Alex Iwobi, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu and Henry...