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2020: Odunayo Adekuoroye looking forward to a greater year

Two-time Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) has reflected on her performance in the year 2019 and gave thanks to God almighty for her achievements.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin hits out at Arsenal and Chelsea Europa League final backlash.

We’ve not done enough to tackle racism – UEFA chief

UEFA has come under criticism amid a spate of racist incidents in recent months, ranging from monkey chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku and Mario Balotelli in Italy, to the abuse that was directed at England’s black players during their Euro 2020 qualifier away to Bulgaria in October.
Amina Bulakh, 18, was killed when she was stuck by a train while wearing headphones and looking at her phone. East2west News

Boxing champion killed by train while crossing rail line wearing headphones

A young boxing champion has died while crossing a railway line ‘wearing headphones and browsing her smartphone’. Amina Bulakh, 18, reportedly didn’t realise a passenger train was approaching until it was too late.
Manchester City Forward, Raheem Sterling has advised fans who racially abused Danny Rose during England’s encounter with Montenegro to get some education.

Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of me

Raheem Sterling said he allowed his “emotions” to get the better of him leading to a brief altercation with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez that resulted in Manchester City player being dropped for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.
Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori named in England's squad as Tottenham Hotspurs attacking midfielder Dele Alli for upcoming the European 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Gareth Southgate names Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, 25 others for Euro 2020 Qualifiers

​England manager Gareth Southgate has named Chelsea youngsters, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori into the 27-man squad for the final two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo later this month.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts following a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic crushes Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up Grigor Dimitrov semi-final in Paris

Novak Djokovic said he played “one of his best matches of the season” to thrash seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 on Friday and set up a Paris Masters semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov.

Yaya Toure: FIFA ‘don’t care’ about racism in football

Yaya Toure says FIFA is not doing enough to stamp out racism and that England should have walked off the pitch in the face of monkey chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault at Saturday’s FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town in North London, the capital’s Metropolitan Police said.

UK police search properties after 39 found dead in truck

British police have searched properties in Northern Ireland hours after launching a major murder investigation into the discovery of 39 dead bodies inside a truck at an industrial park near London.
Rashidi Yekini

Minister, Nigerians celebrate Rashidi Yekini’s posthumous birthday

Sports Minister Sunday Dare and football loving Nigerians celebrated the late Super Eagles attacker, Rashidi Yekini, on his posthumous 56th birthday.
Thirty-nine people, including a teenager, have been found dead inside a lorry container at an industrial park in Essex.

Man arrested after 39 dead bodies found in lorry

Thirty-nine people, including a teenager, have been found dead inside a lorry container at an industrial park in Essex.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault at Saturday’s FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town in North London, the capital’s Metropolitan Police said.

London police arrest two over racial abuse during football match

Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault at Saturday’s FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town in North London, the capital’s Metropolitan Police said.
Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town players in solidarity after the FA Cup qualifying match was abandoned

English FA Cup match abandoned over racist abuse, monkey chants

An FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on Saturday after allegations that players were racially abused and spat on.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

Racists must be kicked out of stadiums – FIFA chief

Racists must be “kicked out” of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday, as he pressed for a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers.
Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his role as Bulgarian Football Union president in the wake of his scandal that has engulfed the national team following their 6-0 defeat to England.

Bulgaria teen indicted over England match racist abuse

A Bulgarian teenager was indicted for “grave hooliganism” while four others were fined and received stadium bans over racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England, officials said Thursday.
Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his role as Bulgarian Football Union president in the wake of his scandal that has engulfed the national team following their 6-0 defeat to England.

UEFA president wants total war against racism

The “football family and governments” need to “wage war on the racists”, says UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin after the abuse of England players by home fans in Bulgaria.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.

FIFA supremo calls for stronger fight against racism after Bulgaria vs England scandal

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has called for "new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football" in the wake of England players suffering abuse in Bulgaria.
Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his role as Bulgarian Football Union president in the wake of his scandal that has engulfed the national team following their 6-0 defeat to England.

Bulgarian football chief resigns after England racism scandal

Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his role as Bulgarian Football Union president in the wake of his scandal that has engulfed the national team following their 6-0 defeat to England.
Prime minister Boyko Borissov has asked his sports minister to suspend all relations with the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), “including financial ones”, until Borislav Mihaylov resigns.

Bulgarian premier wants football coach sacked over fans’ racial abuse

The Bulgarian prime minister has called for the head of the country’s football association to resign after England players were racially abused in a European qualifier in Sofia on Monday.

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Governor Uzodinma speaks on ‘plan to probe’ Emeka Ihedioha

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Jason McAteer: Mo Salah more likely to leave Liverpool this summer than Sadio Mane

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President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

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