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Bishop Okpaleke Blesses Refurbished Bishops’ Tennis Court

. . . Flags-off Fr. Muonwe Tennis Tournament By Chioma Ndife His Lordship, Most Rev. Peter Ebelechukwu Okpaleke has blessed and officially re-opened the renovated Bishops’ Tennis Court located inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, Anambra State Capital. Bishop Okpaleke during the blessing of the Long Tennis Court, flagged-off Rev. Fr. Michael Muonwe lawn tennis tournament being organized for Catholic priests ...

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Chukwu finally speaks, clears air on his condition

Former Green Eagles captain and later coach of Nigeria, Christian Chukwu, has spoken from his hospital bed in Enugu: “I sincerely thank Nigerians for their concern on my health. By the grace of God I’ll be back on my feet. It, however, feels bad that people have created controversy over my health. It doesn’t feel good. I have not been ...

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Zidane only wants Chelsea job if they keep Hazard and give him £200m transfer kitty if they sack Sarri

Zinedine Zidane only interested in Chelsea job if club keep Eden Hazard and give him £200m transfer budget Maurizio Sarri is under growing pressure at Chelsea after a difficult season Chelsea’s top brass want Zinedine Zidane to replace him if results don’t pick up The former Real Madrid boss would need certain guarantees to take the job  Zinedine Zidane is ...

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Cardiff players scared to fly after Sala disappearance – Bamba

Some of the Cardiff City players are scared to fly after January signing Emiliano Sala’s flight disappeared over the English Channel last week, defender Sol Bamba has said. Cardiff played their first game since Sala’s disappearance on Tuesday, a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal, where tributes were paid to the missing Argentine forward and pilot David Ibbotson prior to ...

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Anambra Football Season Kicks off, Feb 1

. . . Schools, Traders, Communities, Security Agencies to Take Part By Jude Atupulazi The maiden Anambra State Football Season will kick off on the first of February this year with a total of 1062 primary and 258 secondary schools participating. Disclosing this to local government sports officers at the Conference Hall of Government House, Awka, last Tuesday, the chairman ...

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Real Madrid regains top spot in world football rich list

Real Madrid has topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Man Utd slipped to third with Barcelona making it the first Spanish one-two since 2014-15, said Deloitte. Its Football Money League, based on season 2017-18, also shows the combined revenues of the top 20 clubs has risen 6% ...

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Ifeanyi Uba Proposes N2M for CYON Football Tournament

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba The CEO of FC Ifeanyi Uba Football Club and stadium, Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Uba, has proposed Two Million Naira for football tournament for the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON), Awka Diocese, within Anambra South Senatorial Zone. Uba, who is the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate for the 2019 Senatorial Election for Anambra South Senatorial Zone, made ...

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Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho after two-and-a-half years in charge

Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst startto a season in almost 30 years, the club announced on Tuesday. The 55-year-old Portuguese’s last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by Premier League league leaders Liverpool on Sundaywhich left them 19 points behind their opponents. Mourinho’s sacking comes just two-and-a-half years into his tenure and three years ...

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