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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks coronavirus protocols —Reports

Cristiano Ronaldo broke coronavirus travel restrictions with a trip to a mountain resort, according to media reports Thursday. Juventus striker Ronaldo allegedly travelled to Courmayeur, 150 kilometres north-west of the Serie A club’s Turin headquarters, for his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez’ birthday. When contacted by AFP, Juve declined to comment. READ ALSO: 384 Nigerians evacuated from …

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French defender Malcuit joins Fiorentina on loan from Napoli

Napoli’s French defender Kevin Malcuit has signed for Serie A rivals Fiorentina on loan, both clubs confirmed on Thursday. The 29-year-old joined Napoli in 2018 from French club Lille, but has been injury prone with an eight-month layoff last season with a ruptured cruciate ligament. “SSC Napoli officially announce the transfer of Kevin Malcuit to …

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Confed Cup: We’re not afraid of Enyimba, insist Rivers

’Tosin Oluwalowo Nigeria Professional Football League side, Rivers United, insist they are not afraid of Enyimba when both sides meet in the last preliminary stage of the CAF Confederations Cup. The first leg will take place at the Enyimba Stadium Aba February 14, while Rivers host the return leg at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port …

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Man Utd condemn racist abuse aimed at Martial, Tuanzebe

Manchester United on Thursday called for stronger measures to be taken against “mindless idiots” who post racial abuse after Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe were targeted. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fell to a shock 2-1 loss to the Premier League’s bottom side Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. That defeat sparked a torrent of …

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Referee made two mistakes in Man United vs Sheffield -Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer criticised referee Peter Bankes for making two mistakes as Manchester United were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United. The Manchester United boss was not happy with the referee for allowing Kean Bryan’s opening goal to stand at Old Trafford despite Billy Sharp’s interference with David de Gea, and ruling out an effort by …

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FIDE appoints Aikhoje member of Athletes Commission

Ebenezer Bajela Nigeria’s chess International Master, Odion Aikhoje, has been appointed as a member of the Athletes Commission of FIDE, the world chess body, The PUNCH reports. The commission is made up of 15 members whose responsibilities are to oversee and contribute to the development of the game from the players’ perspective. Aikhoje, while reacting …

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‘We’ll miss you’, Man United, players bid Ighalo farewell

Sodiq Oyeleke Odion Ighalo has returned to Shanghai Greenland Shenhua after his loan deal with Manchester United came to an end. The former Nigeria international joined the Reds on a temporary basis in January 2020, initially until the end of May. Ighalo made an immediate impact at Old Trafford, scoring twice against Derby County in …

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