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COVID-19: FIFA to give members $150m of virus relief funds

“It is FIFA’s duty to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs…” By AFP FIFA will release $150 million (139 million euros) to its member football associations to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus, the global governing body said on Friday. FIFA said that “all operational funding” for 2019 Read more

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COVID-19: Football’s sponsors worry that they are paying for nothing

Some sponsors are beginning to cancel payments By AFP With stadiums dark, match shirts folded in closets and most players confined at home, football’s sponsors have lost all visibility and are growing restless. European clubs are struggling to offer their ‘partners’ a return on their investments as sport grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re trying Read more

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Nigeria premier league suspended after player dies

Nigeria’s football federation on Tuesday announced the indefinite suspension of the country’s premier league to ensure proper medical support is put in place following the death of a player during a match at the weekend. Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins, 22, collapsed and died during Sunday’s league clash against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Read more

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Ogun: Why I didn’t sack civil servant employed by Amosun – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says the need to do what was right and in keeping with the covenant he made with his creator to serve the people diligently, made his administration not to disengage those employed at the twilight of the last administration. Prince Dapo Abiodun who stated this at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when he Read more

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El-Classico: Real Madrid trash Barcelona, go top of table …We deserve the victory – Zidane

Real Madrid on Sunday night trashed fierce rival Barcelona in a recent most anticipated El Classico 2-0 after 19year old Vinicius Junior broke Lionel Messi ’s record by becoming the youngest player to score in El Clasico in the 21st century. The 19-year-old, in the second half, scored Real Madrid ’s first goal in the pulsating encounter at the Read more