Archive | June 23, 2020

Nigeria’s Bright Enobakhare joins AEK Athens….

Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare has moved to Greek side AEK Athens from English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free transfer. Enobakhare had been on the books at Molineux for six years, but much of his playing time had been on loan at Kilmarnock, Coventry City and Wigan.

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Japan withdraws bid for Women’s World Cup….

The Japanese Football Association (JFA) has withdrawn its 2023 Women’s World Cup bid, three days before a Fifa vote to determine the hosts. The two candidates left are Colombia and a joint Australia and New Zealand bid, which the JFA will now support in Thursday’s vote.

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Burnley ashamed by banner flown above Etihad Stadium….

Burnley are “ashamed and embarrassed” by a banner reading ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ that was towed by an aeroplane over Etihad Stadium during Monday’s match against Manchester City. The aircraft circled over the stadium just after kick-off in City’s 5-0 win. Burnley and City players and staff had taken a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement moments earlier. “Fans like that don’t deserve to be around football,” Clarets skipper Ben Mee said.

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Ronaldo scores in Juventus away win….

Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Juventus resumed their Serie A title defence with victory at mid-table Bologna. Juve, who have won the past eight titles, are four points clear of Lazio, who visit Atalanta on Wednesday. Ronaldo gave Juve the lead with a penalty after Matthijs de Ligt was fouled by Stefano Denswil.

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