Wed. May 11th, 2022

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Chelsea, on Saturday morning, officially confirmed Todd Boehly as the club’s new owner.

In a statement via their website, the Premier League giants confirmed that terms have been agreed for the new ownership group, led by Todd Boehly, to acquire the West London club.

Boehly became Chelsea’s new owner following the completion of his £3.5billion takeover, replacing Roman Abramovich.

His consortium was named as the preferred bidder to take over Chelsea by the Raine Group, the US bank who are overseeing the sale.

Chelsea’s statement read in part: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for a new ownership group, led by Todd Boehly, Clearlake Capital, Mark Walter and Hansjoerg Wyss, to acquire the Club.

“The sale is expected to complete in late May subject to all necessary regulatory approvals. More details will be provided at that time.”

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A former Chairman, Adamawa United, Emmanuel Zira, has called on the League Management Company to put the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season on hold, The PUNCH reports. Zira’s statement came on the heel of violence at different match venues in the league, with the latest in Ilorin and Lagos.  The game between Kwara United…


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Bournemouth beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Tuesday to earn automatic promotion to the Premier League after two seasons in the second-tier Championship. Kieffer Moore scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute as Scott Parker’s side joined champions Fulham in the English top flight next season. Substitute Moore settled a tension-filled game…


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Liverpool held off a stirring comeback from Villarreal to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday as second-half goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane secured a 5-2 aggregate victory. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Villarreal sparked hopes of a remarkable turnaround in the return at the Estadio de la Ceramica after Boulaye…


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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc (N 63,931,249.48) fine on Nigeria.

Some aggrieved Nigerian fans had vandalised the football pitch after Nigeria’s senior male football team, Super Eagles drew 1-1 with their Ghanaian counterparts, the Black Stars, in a match that was to decide who would qualify for the tournament.

The Super Eagles lost the ticket to Black Stars of Ghana following the 1-1 draw on March 29 at the MKO National Stadium Abuja with the visitors going through on away-goal rule.

But in a dispatch by FIFA, the body’s Disciplinary Committee decried the poor organisation of the match for lack of order and security at the match, adding there was ‘failure to implement existing safety rules and failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play and throwing of objects’.

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NIGERIAN and CSKA Moscow forward Chidera Ejuke may miss out on next season’s European competitions after UEFA announced on Monday it had banned Russian clubs from participating in the Champions League and all other European competitions next season. Russian clubs and national teams were suspended until further notice by Europe’s football governing body in the…


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Premier League clash at Goodison Park, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Iwobi played a crucial role as the Toffees defeated the UEFA Champions League holders 1-0 to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation this season. The Super Eagles midfielder was heavily criticised by the club’s fans for his underwhelming displays in the past and often blamed…


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EX-INTERNATIONALS Christian Okpala and Ifeanyi Udeze say FIFA’s hammer on Nigeria would serve as a big lesson to the country in future. FIFA fined Nigeria CHF150,000 (N63.9m) and also ordered the country to play its next international football match behind closed doors following crowd violence at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on March 29,…


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Plateau United’s title ambition suffered a huge blow after the Fidelis Ilechukwu-led side stumbled to a 1-0 loss to Dakkada FC at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo in their matchday 26 encounter on Saturday while Enyimba returned to winning ways with a 3-0 thrashing of Gombe United in Aba. The Jos-based side were…


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