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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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Lionel Messi wins fifth Golden Shoe award as Europe’s leading goalscorer last season

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi received his record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for leading all of Europe’s leagues in goalscoring last season. Messi’s fifth win breaks the tie he had with Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The 31-year-old scored 34 goals in La Liga last season to lead Barcelona to the title. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was the second leading scorer ...

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Lionel Messi Buys New Private Jet Reportedly Worth $15 Million

Argentinean website Doble Amarilla reports that Lionel Messi has splashed out $15 million on a luxury jet to whizz him and his family between Europe and South America. The jet, which was purchased in the United States but will be registered in Argentina, is a 2004 Gulfstream V and comes with 16 executive seats, two bathrooms (one with a shower) ...

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Former WWE legend Dynamite Kid dies on his 60th birthday

Former WWE legend Dynamite Kid who shot to wrestling fame alongside his cousin the British Bulldog but was left wheelchair-bound by injuries dies on his 60th birthday Wrester was one half of the British Bulldogs along with cousin Davey Boy Smith But star had battled health problems and spent last few decades in a wheelchair   Billington started out at 13 ...

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Messi Suffers Worst Ballon D’or Ranking in 11 years.

Despite his dominance of the award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine has dropped down the list and finished outside the top three. Lionel Messi has failed to make the top three of the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2007, finishing fifth in this year’s final vote. Luka Modric is being tipped to become the first player not named ...

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Ballon d’Or live: Modric beats Ronaldo and Messi to win best player award

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final. Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, ...

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