StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation

StarTimes airs Europa League Live

StarTimes airs Europa League Live as Arsenal look for salvation     Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal will face a tough match against Benfica with the first leg ending in a draw. Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have less pressure, having won the first leg. Last English club, Leicester City, will have to step up their games if they want to advance in the competition. Arsenal, who drew 1-1 against Benfica, will play their home game in Greece because of the Covid 19 pandemic, while Leicester City, who played to…

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Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa     The stance by some sections in the continent that the Federation of International Football Association’s (FIFA’s) interest in the beautiful game in Africa is driven by a colonialism narrative is a misconception. These deepening ties indicate a major shift in FIFA’s objectives since 2016 under the leadership of the Gianni Infantino, who succeeded the controversial Joseph Blatter, under whose watch the game in Africa was synonymous with individuals misusing FIFA funds to enrich themselves. Spending has increased considerably to FIFA’s…

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TikTok is the global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020

UEFA EURO 2020

TikTok is the global sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020   Short-form mobile video app TikTok has been announced as a Global Sponsor of UEFA EURO 2020. This is the first time a digital entertainment platform has sponsored a major international tournament for UEFA and represents an exciting step for both TikTok and UEFA, bringing a new kind of partner to UEFA EURO 2020. Through its partnership with UEFA, TikTok is looking to cement its reputation as the home for football fans to share their passion for the game. As an…

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Today: Serena continues slam record bid, Djokovic gears up for Tiafoe

Serena Williams

Today: Serena continues slam record bid, Djokovic gears up for Tiafoe   Serena Williams will hope to move a step closer to a record-equalling 24th major when she meets Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic, while Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title defence faces its first real test against Frances Tiafoe in the second round on Wednesday. American Williams has been stuck on 23 majors since triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2017, losing four Grand Slam finals since to remain one short of Margaret Court’s record. But the 39-year-old was at her vintage best…

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Winner emerges as PwC National U-17 cricket tournament ends

PwC National U-17 cricket tournament

Winner emerges as PwC National U-17 cricket tournament ends   The South-South geopolitical zone has emerged champions at the National U-17 Cricket Championship, sponsored by PwC Nigeria. The two-week tournament, which is organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), ended on Sunday 7 February 2021 with the South-South boys team emerging as the victor in a thrilling final with their North West peers. This win meant that South-South did the double, having won the girls’ final a week ago on Sunday 31 January 2021. During the awards ceremony, Uyi Akpata,…

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