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Fixing Sports Infrastructure More Important Than Cutting Grass –Sports Minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has emphasized that spending scarce resources to fix sporting infrastructure is more important than spending money to cut the grass around the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. The Minister believes merely cutting the grass would amout to not just gross waste of scarce resources, but misplacement …

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Cavani investigated by English FA over social media post

Edinson Cavani’s joy at scoring twice for Manchester United on Sunday could be dampened as he is to be investigated by the Football Association over a social media post he subsequently deleted. The 33-year-old Uruguayan striker sent an Instagram post including the Spanish word “negrito” (‘black’) in reply to a message of congratulations after his …

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CAF CL: Enyimba win, Plateau walk a tight rope

Eighth-time Nigerian champions Enyimba kicked off their 2020/21 CAF Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso side, Rahimo FC, in Sunday’s first preliminary round – first leg tie in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso while Plateau United lost 1-0 at home to Simba SC, The PUNCH reports. Substitute Victor Mbaoma came on for Tosin …

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Eagles don’t have natural offensive midfielders – Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha has revealed that the current team lacks ‘natural’ offensive midfielders, The PUNCH reports. Okocha believes the Eagles need midfielders who can get on the ball and pick a pass as well as drive at the opposition consistently. Gernot Rohr in the last one year played Alex Iwobi and Joe Aribo in …

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N81m to cut grass in Abuja stadium – Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare denies

Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youths and Sports, has denied reports he asked for N81 million to be used to cut grass and weed in Abuja stadium. Reports were rife online on Sunday November 29, that while speaking during the one-day seminar organized by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, Sunday Dare disclosed …

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Grosjean: Halo safety device saved my life in F1 crash

Romain Grosjean said the Halo safety device is the reason he survived his huge crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean’s car was split in two and set on fire in a huge crash into a barrier at the Bahrain International Circuit. Grosjean will remain in the hospital overnight for treatment to burns sustained on his hands, …

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Senegal World Cup hero Papa Bouba Diop dies at 42

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who scored the winner to defeat World Cup holders France in the opening match of the 2002 tournament, has died aged 42. Sources told ESPN that the former Fulham and Portsmouth star had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neurone disease. Diop won 65 caps for …

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