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Nigerian Footballer, Kevin Odenigbo Drowns In Belarus

Belarusian Premier League club, FC Vitebsk has confirmed the passing of their Nigerian player Kevin Odenigbo. #connectleynews

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Belarusian Premier League club FC Vitebsk has confirmed the passing of their Nigerian player Kevin Odenigbo.

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The club released the following statement on its Instagram handle:

“The football club Vitebsk reports that on June 5, 2021, on the Lake Beloye, in the area of ​​the tourist base Verasy, OSVOD employees found the drowned Kelvin Odenigbo. We will publish all official information as it becomes available. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the football player, as well as to all the fans of the team.”

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Odenigbo made his dream move to Europe in March this year, signing for Vitebsk on loan from NAF Rockets FC of the Nigerian Nation League.

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The forward made a handful of appearances for the Belarusian top flight club before his unfortunate demise. He was 20-years old.

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Liverpool title hope slip after draw with Brighton

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Liverpool narrowly escaped defeat at Anfield in the English Premier League game on Saturday, drawing 3-3 against Brighton.

With the points shared, Liverpool’s title hope suffered another setback as the once verile title contender seemed to have lost their mojo.

It took the visitors four minutes to shake the Liverpool net, courtesy of a goal by Leandro Trossard, thereafter, leaving the home side to play catch up.

The Reds were yet to recover from the shock when Trossard struck again in the 17th minute, doubling Brigton’s lead.

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Trossard became first visiting player to net first-half brace at Anfield in the EPL since October 2008, when Amr Zaki of Wigan netted twice before first half break.

But Firmino came to the rescue for Liverpool netting twice for The Reds in the 33rd and 54th minutes of the game, rekindling hope for the home side.

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An own goal by Brigton’s Adam Webster in the 63rd minute put Liverpool ahead. However, Trossard pulled a late equaliser for Brighton, brining the scores to 3-3 and his goal tally today to three.

Liverpool are now 9th on the EPL log, with 10 points in seven games, 11 points behind Arsenal who sit atop the table.

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Sports Festival: Ogun wrestling association concludes trials for athletes

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Sports Festival: Ogun wrestling association concludes trials for athletes

The Ogun Wrestling Association has concluded its trials to select the best athletes to represent the state at the forthcoming National Sports Festival in Delta.

The trials, which took place at the indoor hall of Alake Sports Centre, Abeokuta, on Saturday, attracted retired coaches, sports administrators, patrons of the association, and lovers of the sport.

Speaking with Journalists, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Amos Ojo, said the future was bright for wrestling in the state based on the wrestlers’ performance during the trials.

Ojo, a former wrestling head coach in the state, commended the efforts of the chairman and members of the association to develop the game.

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He stressed the need for the government also to support the association with the necessary equipment for the athletes.

Also, the head coach, Adebayo Badmus, explained that the trials were necessary to pick the best wrestlers that would compete with other states at the National Sports Festival in Delta state.

Badmus promised to correct the mistakes noticed during the trials before the commencement of the biennial event.

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The captain of the wrestling team, Solomon Agwaza, expressed worry over the poor state of facilities available for training, which he said had caused injuries to the athletes.

He appealed to the present administration to support the athletes with the necessary equipment.

Agwaza reaffirmed the determination of the wrestlers to return to the state with gold medals after the festival in Delta state.

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Arsenal ruin Tottenham’s unbeaten run to stay top of EPL log

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Arsenal maintained their winning form, defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners ended Spurs unbeaten run this season, staying atop the EPL log with Saturday’s brilliant win.

Thomas Partey gave Arsenal the lead 20 minutes into the game at the Emirates with a long range shot.

Harry Kane levelled for Spurs, scoring from the spot in the 31st minute, seeing both teams go into the first half break with one goal each.

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The Gunners, however, returned into the second half more determined, outplaying Spurs to grab a deserved three points.

Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus restored Arsenal’s lead barely four minutes into the second half, giving Arsenal.

Emerson’s red card in the 62nd minute ruined Spurs’ hope of a comeback as they were reduced to 10-man against a smoking Arsenal.

It took Arsenal five minutes after Emerson was sent away to increase their goal margin, sealing a crucial win.

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Granit Xhaka’s fine finish from inside the box made it three for the Gunners, running Spurs unbeaten run this season.

With 65 per cent of ball possession, eight shots on target and all three points against Spurs, the Gunners made a bold statement in their readiness to contend for the title this season.

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