History Beckons Ahead Manchester United-Chelsea FA Cup Cracker

These two giants of the English game have often gone head-to-head in The Emirates FA Cup since first meeting in the competition more than a century ago. And during that period, Manchester United have had Chelsea’s number – winning eight of 11 meetings. But the Blues have won the last two and are heading into this clash top of the Premier League table and full of confidence. However, form goes out of the window when it comes to The FA Cup and as we gear up for what promises to…

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Mixed Results for Rangers and Rivers United in CAF Champions League

By Akinwale Kasali The chances of 2016 Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, Champions Enugu Rangers of reaching the group stages of the CAF Champions League was dealt a massive blow on Sunday as it lost the first leg of the second round tie 4-1 against Zamalek of Egypt in Cairo. Former Heartland FC of Owerri striker, Stanley Ohawuchi, scored the first goal of the game in the eighth minute for Zamalek. Things went from bad to worse for Rangers at the El-Salam Stadium in Cairo as two quick goals in…

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Nigerians Continue to Mourn Slain Air-force Personnel

By Akinwale Kasali Friends and colleagues of an Air-force Personnel are still yet to come to terms over the death of Oladipupo Solape, who was allegedly shot and killed by her jealous lover. Shock, pain and anguish still trails the death of Solape, referred to as Shomzy Shomzy by friends and colleagues. She was allegedly killed on Sunday morning at the Air Force Base in Makurdi. Her shocked friends and colleagues have taken to the social media to mourn her. A friend shared a screengrab of his last Whatsapp chat…

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Referee Aytekin Faces Demotion Aftermath of Barca-PSG Game

Reports in Spain claim that Deniz Aytekin may be removed from UEFA  Champions League duty following his display, which was marred by a number of controversial decisions, according to The Independent. The German official’s decision not to award PSG a penalty when Javier Mascherano brought down Angel di Maria in the box has fallen under particular scrutiny. Mascherano later admitted, “It is clear that I did foul Di Maria but I think that is not the reason why we eliminated PSG.” Aytekin went on to award Barcelona an injury-time penalty…

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JAMB Forms Now On Sale

By Akinwale Kasali After much anxiety from prospective applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said, on Monday, that it would begin the sale of forms for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday 20th March,2017. The Board said the sale of forms will close on Wednesday 19th April, 2017 while examination holds 6th to 20th May, 2017. In series of tweets via its handle @JAMBHQ, the organisation said the registration fee for UTME 2017 is N5, 500. Share on: WhatsApp

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Malawi Pulls Out of AFCON, CHAN Due to Paucity of Funds

Malawi have pulled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 African Nations Championship due to lack of money in a move the government criticised as “hasty”. The Football Association of Malawi said in a statement on Sunday that “having considered all available options” it was withdrawing “due to lack of funding”. The country, ranked 103rd in the world, also halted its search for a foreign coach. Alfred Gunda, the head of FAM, said that the withdrawal “cannot be avoided looking at the current level of desperation…

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The Politics Behind President Buhari’s Resumption

By Akinwale Kasali Sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival last Friday, he disclosed that he still needs to rest, however, reiterating that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo still remains in acting capacity. Surprisingly, the number one citizen rescind his decision to rest. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Monday that the Daura born president has transmitted a letter to the national assembly that he has resumed. “Buhari has formally written to the National Assembly informing the federal lawmakers…

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