Sports: Nigeria ’94 Hero, Thompson Oliha Dead

  Former Nigeria Super Eagles’ mid fielder, Thompson Oliha is dead. The midfield maestro who was among the 1994 victorious Super Eagles’ squad that won the Nations cup in Tunisia died on Sunday, June 30 at exact 4.05 am at the Yusjib industrial medicare hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State. Thompson Oliha was born on October 4 1968 in Benin City and he is a retired Nigerian professional football star who played for clubs in Africa and Europe during an injury shortened career. Confirming his death, Doctor Yusuf Addulraheem revealed that Oliha…

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LaLiga clubs get go-ahead to begin training from Monday

By Agencies LaLiga clubs are permitted to return to full training from Monday as the league edges closer to a return to action. At the start of May LaLiga clubs returned to individual training and then stepped up to training in groups of ten players before progressing to groups of 14 players. LaLiga is set to return from June 11, with Sevilla poised to take on Real Betis. LaLiga have given their clubs permission to return to full training from Monday next week+2 LaLiga have given their clubs permission to…

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Premier League set for June 17 return

By Agencies The Premier League will return to action on June 17, more than three months after the season was halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a BBC report. Representatives from all 20 clubs met on Thursday, 24 hours after teams agreed to the second phase of restarting the season with players working in larger groups. Squads were only allowed to restart practice sessions in small groups last week but contact and tackling is now allowed between players. The four teams that have games in hand will restart…

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Mesut Özil donates another £81,333 to charity

According to a statement on the Turkish Red Crescent website, Özil is donating 713,000 Turkish lira (£81,333) to charity to provide food for those in need. Thousands of families in Turkey, Syria and the Somali capital of Mogadishu will receive his aid. This isn’t the first time Özil has helped the charity. He worked with them last year as well, donating meals to 16,000 people as part of his wedding celebrations. The AFC Bell also recently reported that Özil is preparing to donate a share of his money to a…

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Didier Drogba gets zero vote from ex-players in FA presidential elections

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s bid to become the next head of the Ivorian Football Federation took a massive hit after he secured zero votes from members of the Association of Former Ivorian Footballers. Of the 14 members in the Association, 11 voted for his rival, league president Sory Diabate, while three persons abstained. The third candidate, the current Vice President, Idriss Diallo also got no votes from the ex-players. The results of the election, which was done via video conferencing, has reportedly sparked a massive debate in the Ivory Coast.…

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Manchester United to sell Paul Pogba in summer-Report

Ed Woodward decides to sell Paul Pogba in the summer. According to Tuttosport, Ed Woodward has decided that it is time to cash in on Manchester United star Paul Pogba. The French World Cup winner has failed to live up to his potential at United and is a far cry from the dominant force he was at Juventus. Injuries have not made it easier for him, with his last appearance for the club coming all the way back in December. To compound his problems, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was…

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Kevin-Prince Boateng: Fiorentina yet to see the real me

Kevin-Prince Boateng is upset with how his stint at Fiorentina has gone, asserting the club never saw his real self. The 33-year old Ghanaian joined from Sassuolo in the summer and featured 14 times in the Serie A, scoring only one goal. Just six of those 14 outings were starts and he completed 90 minutes once. He was subsequently shipped to Besiktas on loan where he has played more than half of the total number of minutes at Fiorentina in just six games, scoring two goals. “I really came to…

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Manchester United make fresh contract decision on Paul Pogba – report

Manchester United have opted against triggering the one-year extension clause in Paul Pogba’s contract despite the fact that his current deal expires at the end of next season. The Frenchman has experienced a frustrating campaign due to a nagging ankle injury and he managed only seven league appearances before he opted for a surgery at the turn of the year. Pogba is expected to return to first-team training when the season recommences after the coronavirus shutdown but there are still doubts over his long-term future at Old Trafford. According to…

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Sunday Oliseh insists he will never coach Super Eagles again

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he will never manage the Nigerian national team again, insisting he was treated badly during his time in charge. Oliseh, who had a total of 52 caps for Nigeria, managed the Eagles between 2015 and 2016, before quitting unceremoniously due to unresolved issues with the Nigeria Football Federation. Speaking in an Instagram live chat with Sports Extra on Monday, the former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund midfielder recalled the incidents that led to his exit in 2016. “No, I don’t have the…

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Samuel Chukwueze urged not to rush a move to the Premier League

Former Nigerian forward Ikechukwu Uche has backed his compatriot Samuel Chukwueze to continue his growth with LA Liga side Villarreal C.F. Chukwueze has blossom in the color of the yellow submarine side and has been linked with potential move to premier league side Chelsea and Liverpool. His impressive rise in European football earned a nomination for the golden boy and Kopa trophy award last season and was also named young player of the year for Villarreal and Nigeria respectively. However, Ikechukwu Uche, who also starred in the Spanish top flight…

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