Category: The Sports Blog

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 28, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Messi talks about Neymar and his need for a psychologist

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi who rarely airs his opinions had the most personal interview we have seen of him with ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 23, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Messi makes a case for football GOAT as he overtakes Pele

Lionel Messi since the start of his career in Spanish club Barcelona has been nothing short of phenomenal. His impression ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Anthony Joshua and Fury set to fight without their titles on the line

The last two years for heavyweight boxing has rested on the shoulders of three exceptional athletes: Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Ronaldo to Man-U and Pogba to Juventus, seems like a good deal

It may seem like a totally ridiculous idea but there has been talk of Manchester United considering the prospect of ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 17, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Man Utd forward, Cavani, may be tagged a racist after using the “N” word

With the cancel culture, sometimes the banter culture taking full effect on social media, people find themselves walking on eggshells ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 14, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Is Anthony Joshua going to accept the biggest fight of his career?

Nigerian-British heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, this past weekend, put up another commanding performance, as he dominated his opponent Kubrat ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 14, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Barcelona set to butt heads with PSG | #UCLDraw

The group stages of the UEFA Champions League came to an end on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, and with it ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 11, 2020

“I will end you tomorrow” – Pulev threatens Anthony Joshua ahead of world title fight

To cap the year off for boxing fans round the world, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was booked to take ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 9, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Surprising racist slurs are still used in the football world, see example | #BlackLivesMatter

Last night’s UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Istanbul Basaksehir FK, ended in a bit of a ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 9, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Is Messi still ahead after Ronaldo’s victory? See Stats

The football world last night got treated to arguably the biggest and certainly the most anticipated match of the UEFA ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 8, 2020

Could Mayweather’s return be an attempt to salvage Black American pride?

Former five-weight boxing world champion and flamboyant boxer, Floyd Money Mayweather, has announced his return to boxing after a three-year ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 26, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: 54 year old Mike Tyson makes his return to boxing, and here’s what to expect

It’s been about 15 years since the world was treated to a boxing bout from one of the history’s most ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

Soccer legend, Diego Maradona leaves a legacy of imperfect glory | #YNaijaSportsExtra

Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has just passed on after suffering a heart failure. The fabled Argentina attacking midfielder suffered ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: At age 33 and 35, Messi and Ronaldo still dominate conversations for World best footballers

It’s been over a decade of dominance for both superstar players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and even in their ...

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Ado AminuNovember 23, 2020

FIFA is attempting a clean up of the Confederation of African Football, and ‘someone’ is answering for it

The international governing body of association football, Federation International de Football Association (FIFA), is once again forced to ban a ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 20, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Nigeria’s ‘global dominance’ in sports continues, as athletes of Nigerian origin make the NBA draft

It is becoming increasingly glaring that Nigerians are a very dominant people when it comes to the world of sports. ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Anthony Joshua vs Fury fight is one step closer to becoming a reality

For the past two years now, the biggest story surrounding the world of heavyweight boxing has centred around three key ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: The Fury/Wilder saga continues, as Wilder accuses Fury of cheating

In February, before the pandemic disrupted sporting events all over the world, we got to bear witness to one of ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 29, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Nigerian-born Efe Ajagba is set to face Tyson Fury for the WBC title

Could all the world heavyweight boxing championship titles be held by a Nigerian? Possibly, following news of Tyson Fury’s potential ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 29, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Here’s why the world is raving over Marcus Rashford

What defines an athlete? Most sports analysts would say said athlete’s level of play. And, in the world of sports, ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 28, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Ronaldo vs Messi showdown not happening, owing to a small misunderstanding

Remember how excited the football world was to discover that both Lionel Messi’s team Barcelona, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, Juventus, ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 26, 2020

#YNaijaEndSARSupdates: Lewis Hamilton joins the #EndSARS movement, then proceeds to break a world record

The record for most first-place victories in auto racing league Formula 1, now belongs to Lewis Hamilton, with a record ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 20, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: UEFA set to kick off tonight with a big bang as Man United takes on PSG

It is said that the first chapter of a book is often the difference between the readers finishing the entire ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 16, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Marcus Rashford’s attempt to end child hunger frustrated by the UK government

Having lived off food vouchers while growing up, Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford is well aware of the distress of fighting ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 14, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: World’s most beloved athlete Cristiano Ronaldo contracts Covid-19

From the moment sporting leagues all over the world gradually and successively began reopening sporting events, the badgering question of ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 8, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: Israel Adesanya picks a fight with the world’s most dangerous athlete

As it currently stands, Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya may just be the best pound for pound mixed martial artiste in the ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 5, 2020

#YNaijaSportsCoverage: Weird weekend for sports as big name teams face embarrassing losses | other updates

It was a strange weekend for the world of sports as major sport’s franchises across football basketball and even American ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 5, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Reasons why Liverpool and Manchester United fell flat on their face this weekend

Talk about a lack of energy, or perhaps over confidence, however you choose to look at it, there really is ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 2, 2020

#YNaijaSportsRoundup: Anthony Joshua’s promoter tests positive for Covid-19 | see other updates

Arsenal shuts down Liverpool Arsenal Thursday, via a penalty shoot-out that ended 5-4, took down the most menacing team in ...

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Chinedu OkaforOctober 1, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: UCL draws pit Ronaldo against Messi in the group stages

What teams are your squad up against? Is the dreaded question that follows the conclusions of the annual UEFA Championship ...

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