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Ihedioha Donates Two Buses To Imo Sports Commission 

…Doles Cash Reward, Scholarships to Coaches, Athletes BY ORI MARTINS Governor Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday, donated two coaster buses to the Imo State Sports Commission even as he announced a monetary reward of N100,000 to the sports director, Mrs Chizota …

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Neymar Happy To Reach Brazil 100th Cap Milestone

On the eve of his 100th international Brazilian appearance, striker Neymar spoke Wednesday about his committment to both his country and his club, Paris-Saint Germain. Brazil face Senegal on Thursday in a friendly in Singapore and the Brazilian federation presented …

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Villarreal slaps N23b on Chukwueze

Liverpool and its eternal rival, Manchester City will have to cough out €60 million (N23billion), for the services of Nigerian whizkid Samuel Chukwueze. Reports from Spain had it that Villarreal had increased the release clause of a reported Liverpool and …

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Zidane says Courtois not alone in blame as Real deny anxiety issues By AFP Zinedine Zidane insisted Friday that Thibaut Courtois was not the only one to blame for Real Madrid’s midweek Champions League 2-2 draw with Club Brugge after the La Liga club denied the Belgian goalkeeper was suffering from anxiety. Zidane told a press conference that Courtois’ place in the starting line up was not guaranteed after he was substituted at half-time on Tuesday with Real two goals down at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the same went for all his players. “He’s not the only one to blame for what happened in the first 45 minutes,” Zidane said of the 2-2 draw. “Okay he’s the ‘keeper and he let two goals in … but there is no right to error for any of us.” “Nobody’s place in the side is certain, neither Courtois nor anyone else. We also need to play well, and we need to score goals. There are 25 players and we need to be able to count on all of them.” Spanish newspaper OK Diario alleged the 27-year-old Courtois went off due to anxiety, but Real said he left the field due to a stomach problem after having conceded two goals in 39 minutes to the Belgian club. “Our player has never been diagnosed with alleged anxiety and, therefore, that information is absolutely false,” a Real statement said. “Thibaut Courtois has been diagnosed and treated for acute gastroenteritis.” According to Spanish media, Courtois had to be driven home from the Bernabeu by his father as he was too unwell to drive himself. Courtois has only managed two cleans sheets in eight appearances this season. The Belgium international missed training on Thursday and Friday and is likely to sit out Saturday’s La Liga fixture against Granada.

Zinedine Zidane insisted Friday that Thibaut Courtois was not the only one to blame for Real Madrid’s midweek Champions League 2-2 draw with Club Brugge after the La Liga club denied the Belgian goalkeeper was suffering from anxiety. Zidane told …

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Tottenham Suffer Shock Defeat To Brighton

Tottenham’s calamitous week went from bad to worse as Mauricio Pochettino’s men were outclassed in a 3-0 defeat at Brighton on Saturday. Nineteen-year-old Aaron Connolly scored twice for the Seagulls on his first Premier League start after Neal Maupay had …

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