MANCHESTER CITY REACH FIRST EVER UCL FINAL, WALLOP PSG 2-0

Manchester City yesterday, reached their first Champions League final as they sealed a commanding 4-1 aggregate win over Paris St-Germain. City won the first leg 2-1 and Riyad Mahrez’s low shot stretched their lead at Etihad Stadium after Kevin de Bruyne’s blocked effort. Mahrez scored again in the second half, finishing off a rapid counter-attack by converting Phil Foden’s low cross. PSG ended the game with 10 men following Angel di Maria’s red card. Pep Guardiola’s side need one win to become Premier League champions, having already won the Carabao…

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ARSENAL GREATS JOIN SPOTIFY BOSS DANIEL EK IN BID TO BUY CLUB

Daniel Ek, co-founder and chief executive of music streaming service Spotify, has declared his interest in buying Arsenal; fans have called on current owner Stan Kroenke to sell up in the wake of the failed European Super League breakaway A takeover of Arsenal by Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek will be ‘difficult’ but is ‘not impossible’, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol. The Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is set to launch a takeover bid for Arsenal with the help of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira. Ek, co-founder…

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KAMORU USMAN RETAINS UFC WELTERWEIGHT TITLE, KNOCKS OUT MASVIDAL

UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, on Sunday morning knocked out Jorge Masvidal, to retain his title. The Nigerian dominated Masvidal last year over five rounds, but was not satisfied with his performance. However, in their rematch, Usman put his rival down with a devastating right hand and followed up on the ground. The knockout was recorded at 1 minute, 2 seconds of the second round in the main event of UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. With the victory, Usman defended his 170-pound title. It was the first time the famously…

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CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: WHY ENYIMBA MUST BEAT ORLANDO PIRATES–COACH OSHO

Enyimba coach, Fatai Osho, is eying maximum points against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in their final CAF Confederation Cup Group A fixture on April 28 at a yet to be decided venue. The Nigerians walk a tight rope after losing 1-0 to Libya’s Al Ahly Benghazi in their last Group A match at the Martyrs of February Stadium, Benghazi Thursday. Forward Muttasem El Talib scored the only goal of the encounter in the 40th minute, while the Nigerian team finished the game with 10 men after centre-back Timothy Danladi was…

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TOKYO 2020: NIGERIA’S MEDAL PROSPECT, ABDULRAFIU BELLO DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT

African number one para-badminton player, Abdulrafiu Bello, has died in a ghastly motor accident, an official has said. The Kwara Director of Sports, Ibrahim Alarape, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ilorin. Bello, who is the coach of Kwara Badminton Association, died on Wednesday while returning from Lagos where he had gone for an interview with the Spanish embassy for the last round of the qualifications for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The deceased, who is the Africa representative on the board of…

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