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Sports On The Couch: Scrabble In ‘Deplorable’ State

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On this episode of Sports On The Couch, we engage Ayo Akinfemisoye, a Lagos State Scrabble Coach, on the state of the sport in Nigeria.

Scrabble which is touted as the sport which highlights Nigeria better on the global stage, has been excluded from the National Sports Festival holding in Abuja, this December.

Nigeria is ranked the number one English Scrabble playing nation by the World English Scrabble Players Association, WESPA.

The country has won 12 out of the 13 editions of African championships.

Nigerian, Wellington Jighere, became the first black player to win the World Championship in 2015.

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Nigeria Wonderkid Victor Osimhen Linked With Big Clubs Moved

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The January move window is going all out and one of the Nigerian players being discussed a ton is Lille striker Victor Osimhen.

Any semblance of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been credited with an enthusiasm for the Nigeria wonderkid, who has overwhelmed the French Ligue 1 since his late spring move from Sporting Charleroi.

At Friday’s question and answer session, in front of Lille’s Coupe de France coordinate against Gonfreville, Osimhen was approached to respond to theory connecting him with the top groups in Europe.

The Lille number 7 told journalists : “It feels incredible, it shows that I am really, really trying sincerely and I have been attempting to develop myself as a player and as an individual.

“I think I am glad here at Lille, excellent condition for me to create myself as the player I need to become later on.

“As I generally state unfailingly, I am faithful to Lille and they are accountable for my future and they choose in the event that I remain or in the event that I go”.

Osimhen has a sticker price of between €80 million to €100 million and could turn into Africa’s most costly footballer in history if an intrigued club meet his asking cost.

When inquired as to whether he was irritated by the gigantic €80m-€100m move expense set on his head, the Super Eagle answered : “For me, I think I merit it and Lille merit it moreover.

“From the beginning of the period I have been working really very difficult to find a workable pace am today, to get the acknowledgment in France moreover.

“I am not in the best situation to state I personally merit this or not, Lille will choose whenever they need to sell me”.

Counting his stoppage time strike against Gonfreville this evening, Osimhen has scored 15 objectives in all rivalries this term while creating four helps.

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Im ready to take a new role in football but not management – Arsene Wenger

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Ex-Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger says he is prepared to play another job in football – yet has conceded out of the blue he probably won’t come back to the executives.

Wenger finished his 22-year Gunners rule after the 2017-18 season and recently expressed he proposed to assume responsibility for another club in mid 2019.

Be that as it may, the 69-year-old Frenchman told the BBC: “I figured I will return into the executives in all respects rapidly, however I delighted in taking a little separation.

“Presently I’m at a junction.”

He included: “You will see me again in football. As a chief… I don’t have the foggiest idea.”

Wenger was talking at the dispatch of his organization with games innovation organization PlayerMaker, which he is joining as a speculator and working accomplice.

It won’t avoid him continuing his profession in football, yet his year out of work has given him an alternate viewpoint and may impact his best course of action.

“In this year I completed a ton of philanthropy work, gatherings – and I delighted in it, I should state, to be somewhat less in features and less under pressure.

“I’m less exceptional, however I have a superior point of view of what’s happening. I see the mix-ups administrators make and I don’t pay the cost for it.

“I reached the resolution I need to share what I realized in my life, since I think life is just valuable if, at some stage, you share what you know.

“How will it be? Will it be in simply winning football match-ups, or will it be in another manner? That is the thing that I need to choose and that choice will come in all respects rapidly.

“Football is as yet my energy. I will return soon – however I can’t let you know precisely in what limit.”

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Opinion: Liverpool or Man City Chances Of Winning The English Premier League

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The race for 2018-19 Premier League title is set to achieve its peak this end of the week as Liverpool and Manchester City are still effectively engaged with a two-horse race for a definitive crown.

Gusto Guardiola’s men have an exceptionally brilliant possibility of beating Liverpool to the very pined for title in light of the fact that their destiny is solidly in their grasp to choose.

Notwithstanding, nothing is incomprehensible in football as we’ve found in the Champions League semi-last conflict among Liverpool and Barcelona.

The Reds upset a 3-0 deficiency to record a standout amongst the most dazzling rebounds in football’s history when they whipped the Catalans 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday.

With only one match remaining, Man City has been penciled in as 2019 EPL champions.

As per SBD, the Citizens, who can protect the title with an away success at Brighton on Sunday, have – 1000 chances to rehash as champs.

Liverpool is at an inaccessible +600, likely requiring a success over Wolverhampton and a Man City slip to win their first title since 1990.

Shockingly for Reds supporters, City hasn’t dropped a point since January.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will trust that Brighton draw motivation from their rebound triumph over Barcelona, and help them keep Guardiola’s men from grabbing the greatest three points.

With respect to Man City, they appear to be relentless right now and the trophy is theirs to lose.

They figured out how to come back to the summit of the Premier League table after Vincent Kompany’s 25-yard screamer verified a 1-0 win against Leicester City on Monday night and they wouldn’t have any desire to underestimate any group.

Since they have one hand on the trophy, the blue piece of Manchester will do everything conceivable to see that they rout out-of-structure Brighton, who are without a success in their last eight matches in the Premier League.

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