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Obaseki Passes On At 75

LAGOS MARCH 29TH (NEWSRANGERS)-With information reaching us, it is a sad news to say. Our own Nigerian Former Professional League Chairman, Oyuki Obaseki is dead. He, Obaseki, who was also the second vice president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has been battling an undisclosed ailment for almost 3 years. He died early Sunday at the […]

Ex-Barca Goal Keeper Hospitalised With Coronavirus

LAGOS MARCH 29TH(NEWSRANGERS)-Turkey legend Rustu Recber was rushed to hospital after falling ill with coronavirus, the ex-goalkeeper’s wife revealed on Saturday.  Recber, 46, represented the likes of Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Antalyaspor during his glittering career, while he also enjoyed a brief spell in Spain with Barcelona.  He is Turkey’s all-time record holder for appearances, having […]

Chinese Club Offers Ighalo £400,000-A-Week To Reject Manchester United Transfer

LAGOS MARCH 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Odion Ighalo has been offered a stunning £400,000-a-week deal to reject a transfer to Manchester United and instead stay at parent club Shanghai Shenhua. The boyhood United fan has been on loan at Old Trafford since the January transfer window and his impressive performances had convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make his […]

Coronavirus: Airlines To Lose Over $2bn Of Sports Sponsorship Agreements

LAGOS MARCH 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Following the recent news that sporting events are being cancelled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Conrad Wiacek, Head of Analysis & Consulting at Sportcal, a GlobalData company, offers his view; “The airline industry is being severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. With many airlines already grounded and looking to make […]

Coronavirus Threatens 2020 Olympics As US Joins Countries That Favor Postponing The Tokyo Games

LAGOS MARCH 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Joining an ever-growing chorus, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced late Monday that it would favor postponing the Tokyo Games this summer amid concerns about the coronavirus. Team USA officials did not say when they would prefer the event to take place, but several other countries — including Canada, Australia, Germany, […]

What Is Happening To Samuel Chukwueze’s Football Career?

LAGOS MARCH 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The expectation to see Samuel Chukwueze continue his upward trajectory this season hasn’t quite materialised and the Super Eagles star has found himself out of Villarreal’s first-team since late-January. In Chukwueze’s last start at Deportivo Alaves, his mixed performance was the final straw for the Yellow Submarine trainer who’s opted for Gerard […]

China Club, Trabzonspor Terminate Mikel Obi’s Contract After Coronavirus Remark

LAGOS MARCH 18TH NEWSRANGERS)-Trabzonspor have terminated the contract of Nigeria midfielder, Mikel Obi, after nine months with the club, Sports Extra reports. The midfielder joined the Turkish club in June 2019, on a two-year deal as a free agent but after making a statement on his Instagram page calling for the Turkish Lig to be cancelled due to the coronavirus […]

Coronavirus: UEFA Plans To Conclude Champions League, Europa In Four Days

LAGOS MARCH 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will consider a plan that would see the Champions League and Europa League finish in just four days following the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. Newsmen reports that both the Champions League and Europa League fixtures have been postponed this week. The quarter-final draw for both […]

Coronavirus: Buhari Orders Immediate Postponement Of National Sports Festival

LAGOS MARCH 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate postponement of the National Sports Festival, NSF, Edo 2020. This is as a precautionary measure to curb spread of COVID-19. This is coming even as the Lagos State Ministry of Health early Tuesday confirmed the third case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos. The Minister of […]

Ronaldo May Reject Juventus’ New Contract, Favour Move To Join Major League Soccer

LAGOS MARCH 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)- Cristiano Ronaldo set to rejects Juventus’ new contract offered to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami next summer The 35-year-old Portugal international who has registered 21 goals in Serie A for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season, is out of contract with the Old Lady at the end of the 2021-22 season. […]

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