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Read more Real Madrid Plot Massive €300m Move For Mbappe’s 13-Year-Old Brother It’s becoming more and more common for clubs to sign a sibling to a favourable contract in an attempt to lure a mega star signing or convince someone to stay at...... Read more Arteta Wins Over Two Major Pundits Who Questioned His Appointment People change their opinions in life. Views evolve and that’s part of life itself. In football as well, that’s certainly the case. When 37-year old Mikel Arteta was named coach of...... Read more Sports: Agenda For Sports Minister Sunday Dare In 2020 Like previous years, 2019 is going and so doing, stocks are taken and agenda set for the coming year. Whatever will happen in our sports  in 2020 will depend solely on Sunday...... Read more Big Stars To Grace Benin Warriors’ End Of Year Match One of Edo State’s main grassroots football clubs, Benin Warriors FC, will be having their traditional year-end ceremony with a tantalizing football match lined up between the present players of the...... Read more Real Madrid Are Doing The Right Thing By Snubbing Paul Pogba Ever since the previous summer transfer window, we’ve been fed the same old story – “Zinedine Zidane only wants Pogba”, as Marca put it and that claim ended up being true....... Read more 2019: Year of Jeers, Woes, Zeros, Knocks for Nigerian Sports, Polity I’m an incurable optimist since the mid-1970s and early 1980’s when I was a student at the Government College Umuahia, one of the foremost colonial Missionary founded and inspired colleges in...... Read more Arteta To Bring Young Nigerian Guru Who Discovers Grassroots Players With Him To Arsenal? 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Read more Benin City leg of Bayern Munich Youth Cup trials comes to a successful end For three days, youth players in Benin City under the age of 16 strutted their footballing stuffs as they battled for a place in the national competition of the Bayern Munich...... Read more Messi vs Ronaldo: The Balon d’Or Factor; And When Will Nigerian Clubs Stop Capitulating To The North Africans? Lionel Messi and Christian Ronaldo debate is one that would surely endure several lifetimes. The question and arguments over who is and was the better player will keep popping up as...... Read more That Imo Sports Summit, A Beautiful Bride To Emulate! Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari did the groundbreaking of a university of transport in his village in Daura when, ironically most institutions of learning, up North are virtually empty or abandoned because...... Read more


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