Real Madrid plots ‘huge £150m move’ for Kane

With Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane having made his admiration of the England international clear, the Telegraph writes that “his goal-scoring feats have clearly registered” with the club’s powers that be and suggests the door has been left open to a move. Although the publication stresses that Tottenham have “repeatedly made it clear” that Kane, under contract until 2022, is not for sale, the Mirror reports that that won’t deter Madrid next summer. It reports that the Liga champions are “plotting a huge £150 million move,” with Zidane’s comments suggesting Kane…

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El Marino Sports Club elects New Team Manager, Plays 1 – 1 with UI All Stars

El Marino Sports Club, Lagos has elected a new executive committee to steer the affairs of the Club in the next one year. The election of the new executive committee was part of the activities of the club’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in Ibadan recently. The club also drew 1 – 1 with the University of Ibadan All Stars in a friendly football match which took place at the football pitch of the Polytechnic Ibadan. During the keenly contested election, Mr. Seyi Adefarati was elected as…

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Heritage Bank plans N10m challenge for student athletes to break Mary Onyali’s 20yr old record

The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, has set aside a N10m trust fund for any athlete that can break the 200 metre record set by ex-international, and Skoolimpics Ambassador, Mary Onyali. The MD while declaring the pilot edition of the Heritage Bank-Lagos State Skoolimpics 2016 open said he would be setting aside the sum of N10m that would be yielding interests and handed over to any athlete discovered at the competition who was able to break Onyali’s record. Onyali’s 200-metre record of 22.07secs was set 20 years…

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MINISTRY OF INTERIOR GAMES: NSCDC top medal table

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) team top the medal table at the ongoing maiden edition of ministry of interior games, showed supremacy over their counterparts from across the agencies in the ministry by clinching so far 56 Gold medals, 12 silvers and 9 Bronze; followed by Nigeria Police Force with 6 Gold Medal at Ministry of Interior game in Kaduna. The five days event, which closes on Saturday 29th October 2016, is aimed at integrating the five agencies in the ministry through sports. According to the Director…

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Chelsea humiliates Mourinho’s Man U 4-0

Chelsea supporters taunted Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho with chants of “You’re not special anymore!” as his Stamford Bridge return yielded a humiliating 4-0 defeat on Sunday. With seven major titles across two spells, Mourinho is Chelsea’s most successful ever manager, but his return to his old stomping ground ended in one of the most chastening results of his career. Pedro Rodriguez opened the scoring after just 30 seconds and Chelsea did not look back, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante completing an emphatic Premier League victory. It was…

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Double honours for OGD, elected President, Nigerian-Finnish Business Council, becomes SWAN National Patron, says ‘Sports key to economic development’

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has described sports as a veritable tool for economic development, just as he called on financially-muscled Nigerians to invest in sports. Daniel, made the remarks on Friday in Sagamu, while playing host to members of the National Executive Committee of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) who were at his residence to pay him a courtesy visit. He noted that sports can create employment, empowerment and above all, develop the society economically. “I want to use this opportunity to call on…

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How I Survived Ebola- Dr. Ada Igonoh

On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia, the doctor asked if he had been in contact with an Ebola patient in the last couple of weeks, and Mr. Sawyer denied any such contact. He also denied attending any funeral ceremony recently.…

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Finally, Man United sack Moyes

David Moyes’s short and disastrous reign at Old Trafford came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when Manchester United announced he was leaving the club following a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager since replacing Alex Ferguson last July. Announcing his departure in a brief statement, shortly after staff arrived for work at the Carrington training ground, United thanked the Scot for “the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role”. Newspapers had earlier reported the game was up for Moyes, trumpeting the ‘End of an Error’ after…

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Nigeria Line Up USA, Greece Friendlies Ahead Of June World Cup In Brazil

Nigeria will play friendly internationals against Greece and the United States in June as part of their preparations for this year’s World Cup in Brazil.  The African Champions will play Greece in Philadelphia on 3 June then face USA in Jacksonville, Florida on 7 June. The matches will be part of the Super Eagles’ final preparations as they set up camp in the United States before leaving for Brazil. The fixtures form part of Major League Soccer’s “Road to Brazil” event. Eight teams will play matches across North America between 27 May and 10…

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