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Nigeria to face Sudan in 2018 CHAN semi final encounter

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– Nigeria will face Sudan tonight in their CHAN 2018 semi final match

– The Super Eagles team B beat Angola 2-1 to reach the last 4 of this championship

– Sudan defeated Zambia in their own quarter final encounter

 

The Super Eagles team B will continue their campaign in the 2018 CHAN tournament when they face Sudan in their semi final match on Wednesday night, January 31. Nigeria are now the favorite to win this championship considering of how they came from a goal down to beat Angola 2-1 in their quarter final match. But the Super Eagles must be aware that Sudan have strong defense in this tournament, and Nigerian strikers must be up to the task if they want to reach the final.

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Nigeria to face Sudan in 2018 CHAN semi final encounter (photo: Goal)

In Sudan’s last five matches, they have scored five goals, and they are also a low scoring side that knows how to defend stoutly. In those five matches, they drew with Morocco 0-0 but against Zambia, Mauritania, and Guinea, they scored in the first half.

The Super Eagles have a good record against their Sudanese opponents as in 13 meetings since 1963, Nigeria have only lost twice against the Falcons and have won on seven occasions. If history is to be followed on the pitch in football, then it is expected of the Super Eagles to defeat Sudan tonight in their semi final match, but 90 minutes will be the determinant factor.

There is no news of any player injured in the camp of these two countries, but there were reports that Super Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ali might start from the bench against Sudan.

My Boys know what is expected of them against Sudan, and I’m sure we are beating them for us to reach the final,” he said to NAIJ.com. Meanwhile, in the second semi final match, hosts Morocco will face Libya in the first match which is 5.30 pm Nigerian time while the Super Eagles will face Sudan 8.30 pm.

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Liverpool report £46 million pre-tax loss

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Liverpool have announced pre-tax losses of £46 million as the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear at Anfield.

The Reds’ latest accounts, released on Tuesday, show significant reductions in key revenue streams, with match day and media income particularly affected. The accounts cover the year up to May 31st, 2020, of which only the final three months were affected by Covid-19.

Club officials anticipate that the true cost of the pandemic will surpass £100m, with supporters still to return to stadiums and Jurgen Klopp’s side struggling to secure Champions League qualification for next season.

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The headline figure is that Liverpool have recorded a pre-tax loss of £46m for the accounting period.

That is in sharp contrast to last year, when they announced a pre-tax profit of £42m – the fifth time in six years that the club had recorded profits.

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Messi Hits Brace as Barcelona Win First Trophy In Two Years

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Messi Hits Brace as Barcelona Win First Trophy In Two Years

Barcelona comfortably defeated Athletic Bilbao 4-0 to win the Spanish Copa Del Rey title at the Estadio De La Cortuja in Seville on Saturday night.

Bilbao lost the league cup final, no thanks to a flurry of second-half goals from Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie De Jong and a masterclass from Lionel Messi who scored twice.

The Spanish cup win earns Barcelona their first trophy since the 2018/19 season.

It is also the first trophy of Ronald Koeman’s reign as Barca manager.

The Catalans dominated the first half with 80 percent possession and went close early on Through De Jong who hit the bar, while Griezmann was also denied by Uniai Simeon, Athletic Goalkeeper, in a goalless first half.

Simeon continued to frustrate Barcelona but they opened the floodgates on the hour mark when Griezmann converted de Jong’s cross.

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De Jong, Dutch midfielder, doubled Barca’s lead three minutes later with a header from Jordi Alba’s cross before Messi delivered a trademark goal into the bottom corner on 68 minutes.

The 33-year-old argentine Maestro earned his brace against their docile opponents five minutes later, converting another alba cross for his 31st goal in a cup final.

The latest Copa Del Rey triumph is a record-extending 31st for Barcelona.

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PREMIER LEAGUE: Harry Kane Unhappy with Spurs Inconsistency

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PREMIER LEAGUE: Harry Kane Unhappy with Spurs Inconsistency

Harry Kane has bemoaned Tottenham’s inability to hold on to results this season after they were pegged back for a point by Newcastle at St James’ Park in the Premier League.
The Spurs striker looked to have done enough in the first half with a four-minute brace to overturn Joelinton’s opener, but Jose Mourinho’s visitors were ultimately made to pay as Arsenal loanee Joe Willock struck late to salvage a draw for the Magpies.

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It means Tottenham have now dropped 11 points from goals conceded in the last 10 minutes of matches this term, and their star forward admitted that there has to be a marked improvement from the European hopefuls.
Spurs must get up and dust themselves off ahead of what will be a big April for the club as they build towards a showpiece game later this month.

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