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Read more Man Utd and Chelsea’s Lack of Genuine Star Players Undermining the Good Work of Their Youngsters Manchester United and Chelsea have had a poor start to their English Premier League campaign and that was not exactly unpredictable. Both clubs have only won one of their four games...... Read more Africa Games Ends Status Quo Ante, NPFL 2019 Season On The Wings To Kick-Off At the risk of sounding pessimistic, everything in present Nigeria is heading downwards and the people in power seem overwhelmed but have constantly failed to own up to obvious shortfalls. To...... Read more Edo FA Chairman to meet Edo youth coaches on grassroots football development In a bid to reposition youth football and ensure the better development of grassroots players in Edo State, the recently elected chairman of the Edo FA Henry Asemota has called for...... Read more Emery needs to sort his Arsenal out fast The 2019/20 English premier league's plot has already begun to thicken like a rich pot of Ogbono soup on the boil with Manchester City and Liverpool showing little or no signs...... Read more Nigeria Loses Football Administrator Par Excellence Prince Isidore Oduah On Sunday, August 24, 2019, the cold hands of death came calling, taking the life of veteran sports administrator of great repute, Prince Isidore Oduah. Oduah was a former member of...... Read more The Dutch Model of Developing Young Footballers; Benin Warriors Rready for Bet9ja Royal Cup in Delta Despite Ajax going agonisingly close to reaching the Champions league final, the Eredevisie (the Dutch top league) seems to be out of fashion with Premier League recruiters. Only two players moved...... Read more The VAR Controversy That Made Jesus Weep It was yet another exciting weekend of football action in the English Premier League which entered Week 2 last weekend. 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Let me ask for permission for the use of this famous slogan, ‘Nigeria on the March Again,’ coined by the Presidential Campaign Council of the Social Democracy Party of the late...... Read more Edo State League Final Suffers Indefinite Postponement; Professional Players Set Benin on fire BJ Foundation and Ekpoma United are waiting to know when they will lock horns in the final of the 2019 Edo State League after the earlier scheduled date of Saturday, August...... Read more Guardiola and City know Liverpool Won’t Go Away as Season Kicks Off There was something quite striking about the Community Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool last Sunday which City won 6-5 on penalty shootout. Of course, with two ultra-attacking sides on...... Read more Nigerian Coaches Vs Rohr: Amaju Pinnick’s False Alarm I have always said it here that journalism is not a profession or trade for pretenders. Way back in the 80’s when I was in Times Journalism Institute (TJI), (a premier...... Read more BJ Foundation Survive Eagles Wings Scare to Advance to Semi-Final of Edo State League; Ogbe’s Appointment as Bendel Insurance TA Hailed The Edo State League for grassroots clubs enters its semi-final stages after a couple of very exciting quarter final games that took place on Tuesday, July 30, at the S&T barracks...... Read more Nicolas Pepe: Arsenal Back in Business Big Time Allow me to employ a term the abrasive President of the United States of America Donald Trump used a lot for emphasis during his improbable run for the presidency. “Bigly!” Arsenal’s...... Read more At Last, Pillars Aiteo Cup Champs, Sani Lulu’s Noble Dive into Kogi Guber Primary Race I don’t know how to start this week’s write-up because the killings across the country lowered my morale. To worsen the whole situation, Buhari and his jihadist Fulani brothers are hell...... Read more Irex Sports Bar Ready to Produce the Next Chukwueze, Improve Nigerian Footballing Experience Big Time One of the happening places in Benin City is not just content with dishing out refreshing cold drinks and hot tasty sauces to provide physical relief to customers wanting to cool...... Read more Ighalo Quits Super Eagles on a High despite the Stupidity of a Baying Minority Mob Football is often referred to as the beautiful game. The sheer excitement of watching 22 players all in an interaction with a round object in an oft-feisty, intricate battle for possession...... Read more


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