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NPFL/La Liga U-15:  Moulding Nigeria youths through sports devt.

NPFL/La Liga U-15:  Moulding Nigeria youths through sports devt.

By Toyin Saheed Following the introduction of youth teams for players aged 15 years into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs by League Management Company (LMC), the programme has already attracted the interest of all sports stakeholders in Nigeria. The Management Company (LMC) collaborated with Spanish top flight, La-Liga, to develop and nurture future […]

Hazard consider Chelsea exit

Hazard consider Chelsea exit

Eden Hazard has dropped a major hint he could consider leaving Chelsea in the future, saying he may have ambitions to play for “other clubs”. Hazard, 26, has played a key role in the Blues’ rise to the top of the Premier League table as well as reaching the FA Cup semi-finals in Antonio Conte’s […]

James Rodriguez cuts personal demands

James Rodriguez cuts personal demands

Transfer interest is drying up for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. The Colombia international is expected to leave Real at the end of this season. However, Don Balon says two more clubs that have held long-term interest have now pulled back. Both PSG and Bayern Munich have dropped their interest, particularly given Real’s €60 million […]

Barca ready to beat Real’s contract offer

Barca ready to beat Real’s contract offer

Barcelona remains in the hunt for Real Madrid midfielder Isco. The Spain international was outstanding in yesterday’s 3-2 win at Sporting Gijon, scoring twice. Isco is willing to stay, but Don Balon says Real president Florentino Perez has left him disappointed over new contract negotiations. The midfielder is seeking €4 million-a-year to stay, but Perez […]

Chelsea prepare to sell Costa £90m to Quanjian

Chelsea prepare to sell Costa £90m to Quanjian

Chelsea prepared to sell Diego Costa this summer. The Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian is back in for the Blues striker and wants him this summer. And Chelsea is willing to let Costa leave. They say Tianjin Quanjian is still willing to pay the £90m that they offered in January for the 28-year-old. However, […]

Arsenal ready to offer Benzema £300,000-a-week deal

Arsenal ready to offer Benzema £300,000-a-week deal

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is being linked with a mega bucks move to Arsenal. Benzema is apparently growing frustrated with the criticism he receives at the Bernabeu for his style of play and perceived attitude. Don Balon says Arsenal is proposing to double his current reported wages of £150,000 a week. That would make […]

Burns loses WBA super-lightweight belt

Burns loses WBA super-lightweight belt

Scotland’s Ricky Burns failed to unify the super-lightweight division as his WBA title was taken by IBF and IBO champion Julius Indongo in Glasgow. Indongo, unbeaten in 21 fights prior to this unification contest, forced his fellow 34-year-old on to the back foot for much of the fight. Burns rallied in the fifth and sixth […]

Rasheed Yekini U-13 football tourney kicks off April 22nd

Rasheed Yekini U-13 football tourney kicks off April 22nd

The maiden edition of Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition will kick off on Saturday April 22, in Irra, the hometown of the late goal King in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State. The Chairman of the main organising committee for the competition, Alhaji Wasiu Lawal, told newsmen in Ilorin on Friday that the sale […]

NPFL/La Liga U-15: ABS dedicates victory to Saraki

NPFL/La Liga U-15: ABS dedicates victory to Saraki

Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS Ilorin FC) has dedicated their victory in the zonal tournament of NPFL/LALIGA U-15 Promises to the Chairman of the club, Seni Saraki. ABS defeated Remo Stars 1-0 in their final group C game played on Friday at Osogbo Township Stadium and book their qualification to the quarter final stage of the […]

Confed Cup: Rivers Utd beat Rayon Sport 2-0

Confed Cup: Rivers Utd beat Rayon Sport 2-0

Rivers United secured a 2-0 first leg win over Rayon Sports in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup clash played on Sunday at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt. The Garden City team after missing a handful of chances broke the deadlock, just before the half hour mark when Emeka Atuloma scrambled […]