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Football

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Klopp v Nagelsmann – Germany’s coaching heavyweights face off

Julian Nagelsmann has the chance to inflict more misery on Jurgen Klopp when the two German coaching heavyweights do battle as RB Leipzig take on Liverpool in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday. Klopp,...

Eagles edge Squirrels after AFCON qualification

Nigeria's ticket to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon was secured three hours before a 1-0 win over Benin Republic in Porto Novo but that didn't stop the Super Eagles from celebrating after they sealed a double...

Gomez suffers serious injury

Joe Gomez could be set for a significant spell on the sidelines due to injury. The centre-back is believed to have picked up the problem while away on international duty with England. Gomez has been keeping the Liverpool defence together...

Milner says Liverpool must ‘kick on’ as Man Utd threaten

James Milner says Liverpool have to "kick on" in 2021 after two disappointing draws left Manchester United breathing down their necks at the top of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's defending champions head into the New Year with a three-point...

Mourinho named Premier League manager of the month

Portuguese trainer Jose Mourinho has been named Premier League Manager of the Month. This was after he steered North London club, Tottenham Hotspur to three wins and a draw from their four Premier League games in November. It's the...

Wikki Tourists hold Plateau United in NPFL clash

Wikki Tourists and Plateau United played out a 0-0 draw in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Monday.In a game of few clear cut opportunities at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, defences largely dominated as the two...

Pirlo pleased as Juventus make Coppa Italia progress

Andrea Pirlo has revealed that Juventus had no option but to forget about their Serie A defeat to Inter ahead of their Coppa Italia semi-final.Juventus progressed to the semis following a 4-0 thrashing of SPAL in the quarter-finals on...

NWFL tie not a dreamed derby for Dreamstar Ladies, says Kalu

Dreamstar Ladies midfielder, Favour Kalu has admitted to the fact that it was not a dreamed derby for her side against city rivals, FC Robo Queens. The Lagos side lost 0-5 to their sister challengers in Wednesday’s Nigeria Women Football...

Tuchel wins Premier League manager of the month

The Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League manager for the Month award for March.It is the first time the German has won the prize after being nominated alongside Brighton boss Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers of Leicester...

Liverpool deserve title if season cancelled says Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Gundogan told German broadcaster ZDF that...