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Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates
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Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates

World Trade Organization members selected two final candidates -- Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee -- to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, according to people familiar with the matter. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director general in its 25-year history. Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. Yoo is South Korea’s trade minister. During her 25-year career in government, ...
Neymar Brutally Trolls RB Leipzig After Paris Saint-Germain Reach Champions League Final
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Neymar Brutally Trolls RB Leipzig After Paris Saint-Germain Reach Champions League Final

Neymar took to Instagram and trolled RB Leipzig following Paris Saint-Germain's victory in the Champions League - posing with a Red Bull cup and calling himself "father." PSG romped to a 3-0 semi-final victory over the German side on Tuesday to reach their first ever Champions League final Leipzig were outclassed by Thomas Tuchel's side and Neymar decided to take a jibe at full-time. The club are funded by the Red Bull energy drink company and Neymar posted a pictured of himself holding the cup with a caption of: "Father is in the final." The 28-year-old moved to Paris in an attempt to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow at former club Barcelona. Victory this evening means he'll be making his first appearance in a final since winning the competition with Barca back in 201...
Inter 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Martinez And Lukaku At The Double As Nerazzurri Set For Final With Seville
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Inter 5-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Martinez And Lukaku At The Double As Nerazzurri Set For Final With Seville

Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku each scored twice as Inter made their first European final since 2010 in style. Inter will face Sevilla in the Europa League final as doubles from Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku helped dispatch Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in Dusseldorf. Five-time winners Sevilla came from behind to beat Manchester United on Sunday, and Antonio Conte’s side joined them in the final with a rampant victory – Martinez and Lukaku the stars.
Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time
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Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time

The United States international picked up a hamstring problem during the Wembley meeting with Arsenal, but he is optimistic about his recovery Christian Pulisic has vowed to be “back in no time” after suffering a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. The United States international opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, with another impressive finish added to his ever-growing collection. He looked to be in again early in the second half, but pulled a muscle as he raced into the box and poked an effort wide of the post as he crumpled to the turf.
Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen’s DFB-Pokal semi-final amid injury concerns
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Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen’s DFB-Pokal semi-final amid injury concerns

The Bundesliga side will be without their main attacking threat when they look to secure their place in the German cup final on Tuesday Kai Havertz will not be risked for Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal semi-final against Saarbrucken, Peter Bosz confirmed on Monday. In-demand attacking midfielder Havertz sat out Saturday's 4-2 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich due to a muscular issue. The Germany international has been a key figure for Leverkusen in 2019-20, scoring 15 goals and supplying eight assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.
Red Bull Salzburg boss Marsch makes history with Austrian Cup win
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Red Bull Salzburg boss Marsch makes history with Austrian Cup win

The 46-year-old led his side to a 5-0 victory over Austria Lustenau in the OFB-Cup final Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch made history on Friday, becoming the first born-and-bred American coach to win a major European trophy when his side won the Austrian Cup. Salzburg cruised to a 5-0 victory over Austria Lustenau in the OFB-Cup final, giving Salzburg their second consecutive Austrian Cup win. Marsch, who is in his debut season with Salzburg, is not the first American-born manager to win a European trophy as John Caulfield, who was mostly raised in Ireland, has managed Cork City to silverware in the past.
How Juan Mata Helped me Win Champions League Trophy – Didier Drogba
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How Juan Mata Helped me Win Champions League Trophy – Didier Drogba

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has revealed how his former Blues’ teammate, Juan Mata helped him win the 2012 UEFA Champions League. Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties in the final to win their first Champions League trophy eight years ago at the Allianz Arena. Thomas Mueller put the host in front with eight minutes left to the end of the match before Didier Drogba equalised for the Premier League giant following an assist from Mata as the encounter ended 1-1 after 120 minutes. “Eight years ago, the manager [Andre Villas-Boas] had been sacked by the club and we, the players, had a team meeting where we recognised being partly responsible for his departure,” Drogba wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night. “The captain @johnterry spoke, @franklampa...
‘Covid-19 not a thing to toy with’ – Nigeria’s Olowookere reacts to U17 Women’s World Cup rescheduling
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‘Covid-19 not a thing to toy with’ – Nigeria’s Olowookere reacts to U17 Women’s World Cup rescheduling

The Flamingoes are set to face Ghana in the final round of two-legged ties to claim a ticket to the international showpiece Nigeria U17 women's national team head coach Bankole Olowookere has hailed the decision of Fifa to reschedule the 2020 Women's World Cup due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The Flamingoes had seen off Guinea with an aggregate score of 11-2 in the second round of the preliminaries in March, with a 6-1 first-leg win in Conakry before a 5-1 second leg triumph in Lagos. In April, Caf announced the indefinite suspension of the final round of the qualifiers which was initially scheduled for May following the global health crisis arising from Covid-19 outbreak.
Oshoala Scores Again As Barcelona Qualify For Final Of The Catalunya Cup
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Oshoala Scores Again As Barcelona Qualify For Final Of The Catalunya Cup

Asisat Oshoala scored her 8th pre-season goal as Barcelona defeated CE Seagull 5-1 in the semi-final of the Copa Catalunya. The Catalans will play against Espanyol in the final on Saturday. Goals by Alexia (2), Aitana, Marta T. and Oshoala gave Barcelona an easy victory. Barca dominated from the beginning of the match and Alexia Putellas put them ahead in the 5th minute. The Seagulls almost equallised via a freekick, but it was Barca that extended the lead as Aitana put them 2-0 ahead helped by an assist from Falcon. Barca had the lion's share of possession and Marta Torrejón took advantage of a rebound from the opposition goal to put the Cules 3-0 ahead in the 22nd minute. Despite changes by both teams the scoreline did not change until an impeccable cross shot by Alexia Putel...
Federation Cup: Niger Tornadoes defender Ogbonnaya ‘unhappy’ with venue for final
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Federation Cup: Niger Tornadoes defender Ogbonnaya ‘unhappy’ with venue for final

The assistant captain of the Ikon Allah Boys tells Goal where he would have preferred to play the upcoming crunch clash against Sai Masu Gida Niger Tornadoes defender Rueben Ogbonnaya has expressed reservation at the choice of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna for the 2019 Federation Cup final. According to Ogbonnaya, the proximity of Pillars to Kaduna gives them a level of advantage but he assured Tornadoes will give a good fight regardless of the choice of venue for the final tie. "Even though it is not a strange terrain, I am not happy that it is Kaduna, because one thing for sure whether we like it or not, Pillars’ fans will dominate our own but nevertheless it is a Northern Derby and we are ready to prove ourselves,” Ogbonnaya told Goal.
Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids
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Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids

The Bianconeri must add European glory to their domestic dominance if they can claim to be the best team in the club's history says former midfielder Edgar Davids has insisted Juventus' current squad, led by record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, cannot be labelled the club's best ever until they at least reach the Champions League final. The Italian giants finished top of Serie A last season for the eighth year running, ending up a comfortable 11 points clear of nearest rivals Napoli. However, despite last year's addition of superstar forward Ronaldo to an already star-studded group, Juventus exited both the Champions League and Coppa Italia in the last eight.
Alexis sets off alarm bells for Man Utd after coming off injured against Argentina
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Alexis sets off alarm bells for Man Utd after coming off injured against Argentina

The Chile forward was replaced inside the opening 20 minutes of the Copa America third-place play-off Alexis Sanchez may have created an injury headache for Manchester United ahead of the 2019-20 season after pulling up injured for Chile in Saturday's Copa America third-place play-off. The striker started for his nation against Argentina in the curtain-raiser to Sunday's final between Brazil and Peru after Chile were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the Inca to surrender their continental title in the last four. But he lasted barely 15 minutes of the encounter before pulling up with an apparent muscular injury, having appeared in all of the Roja's matches to date in Brazil.
Jordan Henderson gets tattoo of Champions League trophy
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Jordan Henderson gets tattoo of Champions League trophy

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has got a tattoo on his upper thigh to mark his side's Champions League final victory over Tottenham. Henderson lifted the European Cup for the sixth time in Liverpool's history when the Reds beat Spurs 2-0 in Madrid earlier this month. The 29-year-old has now had the memories of that special evening etched into his skin forever during his holiday in California. Henderson visited Tommy Montoya's Klockwork Tattoo Club in Covina for the special appointment. He chose to have the iconic Champions League trophy as the centrepiece of the tattoo with the date of the final written underneath. The England international then posed with artist Montoya for a picture once his work was complete. Montoya wrote on Instagram: 'congratulations to the cham...
Tottenham transfer decisions are not up to me, says Pochettino
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Tottenham transfer decisions are not up to me, says Pochettino

The manager, fresh from leading Spurs to the Champions League final, says that the club president handles transfer business but expects to strengthen Tottenham manager Mauricio Pocchettino has conceded that he does not set the agenda in terms of transfers at the club, saying chairman Daniel Levy has the wheel when it comes to acquisitions. Spurs have not signed a player in the last two transfer windows, with Lucas Moura the last new player to join the club when he made the switch from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018. Pochettino, who joined the North London side from Southampton in 2014, painted his team's position in contrast to the clubs that finished first and second in the Premier League last season.
Abdul Majeed Waris learned of Black Stars snub on social media – agent
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Abdul Majeed Waris learned of Black Stars snub on social media – agent

Yussif Chibsah has shed light on his client's conduct in the wake of him failing to make the Black Stars' ultimate roster for Egypt Abdul Majeed Waris' representative, Yussif Alhassan Chibsah, has clarified situation surrounding the striker's much-criticised behaviour, after he was dropped from Ghana's final squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nationsfinals in Egypt. Part of a 28-man team camping in the United Arab Emirates, the FC Portoforward was undoubtedly the biggest casualty as Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah picked his team for the June 21-July19 championship. Reports say the 27-year-old locked himself in a room upon learning of his exclusion, and failed to turn up for a final team meeting to finalise the tournament-bound selection.
Mr Longevity! Ronaldo lights up Nations League finals with more records in sight
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Mr Longevity! Ronaldo lights up Nations League finals with more records in sight

The captain scored a glorious hat-trick as Portugal set up a mouth-watering UEFA Nations League final clash against either England or the Netherlands If you’re wondering what these UEFA Nations League Finals are all about, well, wonder no more. They are about Cristiano Ronaldo. That might well be an exaggeration but it’s only a slight one. A Portugal side struggling for inspiration from open play have their talisman to thank for their place in the final back here in the Estadio do Dragao on Sunday.
Botswana brush aside Lesotho, Zambia beat Zimbabwe on penalties
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Botswana brush aside Lesotho, Zambia beat Zimbabwe on penalties

The Zebras beat Likoena to set up a Cosafa Cup final clash against the Chipolopolo, who needed penalties to knockout Zimbabwe The Moses Mabhida Stadium hosted the semifinals of the 2019 Cosafa Cup on Wednesday where four nations battled it out for two spots in the final. Botswana faced Lesotho in the first match which got underway at 17h00 as both teams looked to seal their passage to the final. The Zebras dictated the proceedings from the first whistle and managed to break the deadlock through the experienced forward Joel Mogorosi in the sixth minute.
Pochettino managed like a rookie manager’ – Tottenham boss slammed by former Chelsea striker Cascarino
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Pochettino managed like a rookie manager’ – Tottenham boss slammed by former Chelsea striker Cascarino

The 56-year-old did not hold back in his assessment of where it went wrong for Spurs on Saturday, pointing the finger squarely at their manager Tottenham boss Mauirico Pochettino handled his side “like a rookie manager” in their Champions League final defeat against Liverpool, according to former Republic of Ireland international Tony Cascarino. Spurs lost 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in a low-intensity encounter that saw both sides arguably well below the best they have shown this season. Mohamed Salah’s second-minute penalty gave the Merseyside outfit an early advantage and despite sparking to life in the final quarter, Tottenham were unable to find a way back in, with Divock Origi’s late strike effectively ending their hopes.
Kante: Chelsea can only wish ‘amazing’ Hazard the best
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Kante: Chelsea can only wish ‘amazing’ Hazard the best

The French midfielder is happy to see the Blues star move on after delivering so much for the club, including the 2019 Europa League crown Eden Hazard once again stole the show on Wednesday night as he scored a brace in Chelsea's 4-1 win over the Arsenal in the Europa League final and team-mate N'Golo Kante believes the Belgian has earned the right to move on. Real Madrid are looming as the number 10's next destination with the player himself admitting he had likely played his final game for the Blues. Though Hazard's departure will leave a big hole in Chelsea's side, Kante isn't upset at the prospect of seeing his team-mate secure a well-deserved move.
‘I’m not jealous of anyone’ – Lacazette thankful for goalscoring partner Aubameyang
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‘I’m not jealous of anyone’ – Lacazette thankful for goalscoring partner Aubameyang

The French forward is proud of his team-mate's achievements, and he's set his sights on one more with the Europa League final coming Alexandre Lacazette says there are no ill feelings between himself and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the two Arsenal forwards continue to push one another as part of a telepathic partnership. The two strikers are set to lead the line for the Gunners on Wednesday in the Europa League final, where they'll meet Chelsea knowing that a win will book Arsenal a spot in the Champions League next season. Aubameyang finished the Premier League campaign in a three-way tie for the Golden Boot alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on 22 goals, solidifying his place among the world's best goalscorers.
Tottenham 2019 pre-season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Premier League fixtures
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Tottenham 2019 pre-season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Premier League fixtures

Spurs made history by reaching the Champions League final in 2018-19 and they will attempt to use that achievement as a launchpad in 2019-20 Tottenham may have reached the Champions League final in 2018-19, but their Premier League finish was a disappointment and they will be plotting improvement in 2019-20. Having kept pace with Manchester City and Liverpool for much of the season, Mauricio Pochettino's side stumbled in the final third of the campaign and finished fourth in the division. They reached the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, losing to Chelsea, and their FA Cup run was much shorter as they bowed out at the fourth round to Crystal Palace.
Lionel Messi Under Attack After Copa Del Rey Final Defeat To Valencia
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Lionel Messi Under Attack After Copa Del Rey Final Defeat To Valencia

Argentina legend, Mario Kempes has claimed that Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has become “more selfish” than his eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus. Kempes, a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1978, believes Messi has become more of an individual player in recent times at Barca, while Ronaldo is now more of a team player at Juve. “Messi is Messi and Messi is Barcelona,” Kempes told AS. “What you do or do not do is key. When Messi is on the field, prepare yourself, because you do not know at what moment he is going to mess you up. “But Messi should not surprise us. We have seen him do everything, although I think he has slowed down a bit and now I see him wanting to do more things on his own.” Kempes added: “Before I saw him as a team player, now I see him more self...
Petr Cech Should NOT Play In Europa League Final’- Seaman
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Petr Cech Should NOT Play In Europa League Final’- Seaman

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman says his old club should not play Petr Cech in the Europa League final. The 37-year-old is retiring at the end of the season, meaning the final against his former club Chelsea will be his last game. While he has been back-up to Bernd Leno in the Premier League this season, Cech has started regularly in the Europa League and is expected to play in Baku. Cech’s likely starting role against Chelsea on Wednesday also comes on the back of the news he is set to return to his former club as a sporting director in the summer. Seaman, who wore the gloves for Arsenal for 13 years, told Sky Sports News: “My only thing is that Arsenal really need this; they need this more than Chelsea. “They need to get into the Champions League and I’m always for ...
Chilwell in, Elneny out: Arsenal legend Wright picks transfers targets and drops flops
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Chilwell in, Elneny out: Arsenal legend Wright picks transfers targets and drops flops

The former Gunners striker is looking for additions to be made by Unai Emery across the field, while moving some of the deadwood out of his squad Arsenal have been urged to look at bringing in Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and Nicolas Pepe, with club legend Ian Wright also advising Unai Emery who to get rid of. There is the promise of a busy summer at Emirates Stadium. The club’s board claim that recruitment plans are being drawn up, with funds set to be made available for the strengthening of a side that has reached the Europa League final in 2019.
UEFA Changes Rules ahead of Champions League and  Europa League Finals
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UEFA Changes Rules ahead of Champions League and Europa League Finals

Liverpool and Tottenham will both have 23 players in their Champions League final matchday squads, the UK Mirror reports. The Premier League sides will face off in the final in Madrid on June 1. Liverpool will be looking to be better than last season, when they were beaten by Real Madrid in the final in Kiev. And there will definitely be one change from that final due to new rules UEFA introduced for the start of the 2018/2019 season. It will see teams being allowed to name 12 substitutes for the final. Arsenal and Chelsea will also be permitted to do so in the Europa League final. In previous rounds, teams have been allowed seven replacements. UEFA have also confirmed that managers will again be able to make an additional substitute in extra time on top of the sta...
Omojuwa Goes Blonde After Lionel Messi Fails To Get To The Finals At The Champions League
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Omojuwa Goes Blonde After Lionel Messi Fails To Get To The Finals At The Champions League

Japheth Omojuwa, a Social commentator, had earlier in the year vowed to change his hair colour if Lionel Messi doesn't win the 2019 Champions League. Unfortunately for him, Messi and his team lost to Liverpool at the semi-final. Keeping to his words, Omojuwa had to go blonde before his numerous fans starts dragging him. He shared the photos online saying, ‘this is your blonde hair’.    
Lacazette hails ‘incredible’ Aubameyang after Europa League hat-trick
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Lacazette hails ‘incredible’ Aubameyang after Europa League hat-trick

The Arsenal forwards discussed their mutual admiration after each scored to see the Gunners through to final in Baku at the end of May Arsenal strike-duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have spoken of their mutual admiration after they each scored in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Valencia in the Europa League semi-finals. Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick in the game which sees Arsenal into the final of the competition 7-3 on aggregate. They conceded first in each leg but pulled away and now have a chance to secure Champions League football next term in the final to be played in Baku on May 29.
Liverpool Knock out Barcelona 4-0 ,Qualify for final
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Liverpool Knock out Barcelona 4-0 ,Qualify for final

Liverpool have qualified for the Champions League final, following an incredible 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Reds came into the second leg of their semi-final trailing 3-0 from the game at the Nou Camp. However, an early goal from Divock Origi inspired Jurgen Klopp’s team into belief, as they went into the break one goal up. Gini Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for Andrew Robertson, netted a quick-fire double in the second half, to level the tie on aggregate. Liverpool booked their place in the final, after Origi pounced on a smart corner-kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold, to make it 4-0 and sent Barca out. They will now face Ajax or Tottenham for the trophy.
Mbappe Banned for Three Matches
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Mbappe Banned for Three Matches

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has been handed a three-match ban after his red card in the Coupe de France final. Mbappe was dismissed in extra-time for a dangerous challenge on Damien Da Silva. A statement released by the French Football Federation (FFF) on Friday, read: “Meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Federal Commission of Discipline, following the final of the Coupe de France between Stade Rennais and Paris-Saint-Germain, Saturday, April 27 at the Stade de France, sanctioned Kylian Mbappe with a three-game suspension and opened proceedings against Neymar.” PSG, who have already been confirmed champions, still have four Ligue 1 fixtures to play this season. Mbappe will be unavailable for the games against Nice, Angers and Dijon. PSG will be wrapping...
Paul Pogba Takes Final Decision On Real Madrid Move
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Paul Pogba Takes Final Decision On Real Madrid Move

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has expressed his desire to join Real Madrid at the end of the season. Marca reports that Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has spoken with the La Liga giants about the possibility of signing the France international from Manchester United this summer. The report claimed that Raiola has spoken with Madrid’s executives twice in the last few weeks and has made player’s desire clear. Pogba was reportedly desperate to leave Old Trafford during former Red Devils’ boss, Jose Mourinho’s tenure following a series of bust-ups with the 56-year-old. However, since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, Pogba’s form has drastically improved.
INEC Announces Final Details Of Supplementary Elections In Rivers State
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INEC Announces Final Details Of Supplementary Elections In Rivers State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the schedule of activities for the resumption of elections in Rivers State. The governorship and state house of assembly electoral process was suspended on March 10, 2019. A fact-finding committee was also sent to the state, which came up with recommendations. A statement signed by Edwin Enabor, Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity of INEC in Rivers State, on Wednesday noted that the process would continue on April 2.
Serena Sweeps Hopman Cup Singles Ahead Of Slam Record Bid
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Serena Sweeps Hopman Cup Singles Ahead Of Slam Record Bid

Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Katie Boulter of Britain during their women’s singles match on day six of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on January 3, 2019. PHOTO: TONY ASHBY / AFP Serena Williams completed a clean sweep of her singles matches at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday as she prepares for her bid to make Grand Slam history at the Australian Open. The winner of 23 Slam singles titles, Williams was made to work a little harder than expected by young Brit Katie Boulter in the United States’ final group tie but prevailed in straight sets to make it three victories from as many outings. However, the 37-year-old’s perfect singles record this week wasn’t enough to keep the USA in contention at what is expected to be the last Ho...
Pictures Of Kanu, Ighalo & Tobi AT The Final Of The Oshoala Football Clinic
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Pictures Of Kanu, Ighalo & Tobi AT The Final Of The Oshoala Football Clinic

Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, Super Eagles striker Jude Ighalo, beach soccer legend Abu Azeez and Big Brother Naija star Tobi Bakare joined Super Falcons stars Onome Ebi and Asisat Oshoala at the final of the Asisat Oshoala Football For Girls Clinic today at the Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos. Over 100 girls from secondary schools across Lagos were trained and assessed by coaches from FCBEscola (Barcelona FCs school in Lagos) and FC Robo (Asisat Oshoala's former club) at the Campos Square Mini Stadium from December 17th till December 20th, 2018. The best players at the clinic had the opportunity to win various prizes, including 2 million naira which was shared among the 3 best players. The final day featured several exhibition games, including a match between Team Oshoa...
Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Is Miss World 2018
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Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Is Miss World 2018

26-year-old Mexican representative, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, was today crowned the 2018 Miss World at the classic event that held in Sanya City Arena, China. Vanessa, a model and volunteer, took over from India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World pageant last year   First runner up was Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were also among the final five. Congrats to the new Miss World! See more photos from the pageant below
Real Madrid’s Bernabeu To Host All-argentine Copa Libertadores Final
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Real Madrid’s Bernabeu To Host All-argentine Copa Libertadores Final

South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL on Thursday confirmed that the twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played on December 9 at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Originally scheduled for last weekend at River’s Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, it was postponed after some Boca players were injured when their team bus came under attack from their arch rivals’ fans throwing projectiles. Boca appealed to CONMEBOL’s independent disciplinary committee to be awarded the trophy and have River expelled from the competition, but that was also rejected on Thursday. Instead, CONMEBOL hit River with a two-game stadium closure “that will be applied from 2019” in official continental competiti...
Oboh Wins Cote d’Ivoire Open
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Oboh Wins Cote d’Ivoire Open

Nigeria’s promising golfer, Georgia Oboh has started her professional quest on a bright note after winning the Cote d’Ivoire Open in Abidjan over the weekend. The 17-year-old edged Senegal’s Oumy Dieye and Madagascar’s Leslie Grandet, who campaigns on the Sunshine Ladies Tour and a host of other lady professionals from Côte d’Ivoire by three shots to emerge victorious. It was a historic flourish over the 6,669 yards long Ivoire Golf Club layout by the Nigerian starlet, who is bidding to earn the Ladies European Tour (LET) professional card at the final Qualifying School in Marrakech, Morocco, from December 16 to 20. Oboh carded 74,78, 85, 78 over four rounds to become the youngest winner of a professional golf event in Africa. Her opening 74 on the par 73 golf course gave ...
EFCC Seeks Final Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.2bn
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EFCC Seeks Final Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.2bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today Monday, October 29th, moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8, 435, 788.84 and N9.2bn linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. The application was supported with an affidavit , two exhibits and a written address. Moving the application before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, the EFCC, through its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, urged the court to grant its prayers for the final forfeiture of the various sums of money. Counsel to first respondent , Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN told the court that he had filed a motion and a written address, which he relied on all for the processes filed. He stated that the EFCC had not invited the firs...
Rangers Favourites To Lift Aiteo Cup Trophy — Etim
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Rangers Favourites To Lift Aiteo Cup Trophy — Etim

Former Enugu Rangers captain Matthew Etim believes the flying antelopes are favourites to lift the 2018 Aiteo Cup trophy and qualify automatically for the CAF confederations Cup at the expense of Kano Pillars in the final to be played in Asaba, Delta state on Wednesday October 24. Akwa United vs Rangers International The Enugu based football club defeated Etim’s new club Akwa United in the quarter final of the competition before coming from two goals down to pip Nasarawa United 4 – 2 in the semi final played in Kano while Pillars beat Enyimba International in the quarter final before proceeding to beat northern rivals Katsina United 4 – 1 on penalties after the match ended 2 – 2 at the end of normal regulation time Etim who captained Rangers International to their first league...
Barcelona Vs Sevilla : Five Players To Look Out For
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Barcelona Vs Sevilla : Five Players To Look Out For

1. Clement Lenglet. The centre-back moved from Sevilla to Barcelona in the summer, with the latter activating his release clause in order to get him. He has been Barça’s third-choice centre-back so far, but could play in this game due to an injury to Samuel Umtiti. 2. Tomas Vaclik. This Czech goalkeeper has had an excellent start to his Sevilla career and has been in fine form since joining the club in the summer. Away at the champions he’ll surely be a busy man and his hands could be key to determining the result.  Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (R) shoots to score his second goal, their fourth, during the Champions League group B football match match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO 3. Jesús ...
FIBA World Cup: Meeting USA Sounds Nice, Says D’Tigress’ Forward
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FIBA World Cup: Meeting USA Sounds Nice, Says D’Tigress’ Forward

As the D’Tigress battle the USA in today’s first quarter final match at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain, the team’s forward, Adaora Elonu has said they are excited meeting the Americans even though they don’t know what to expect. Elonu, who is a EuroLeague Women regular and has WNBA minutes to her name, said after their historic defeat of Greece Wednesday that their performance at the World Cup was a new experience for them. “Playing USA does sound really nice,” Elonu said. “I don’t know what to expect, but we’re just going to keep pushing. We go with the same mentality. As a player, as a competitor, you have to go with the same mentality. “We’re not here, you know, just being happy to still be here. This is a new experience, but we want to put on the best show and p...
Pliskova Beats Osaka
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Pliskova Beats Osaka

TEARFUL US Open champion Naomi Osaka blamed tiredness after a surprise defeat in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova in the Pan Pacific Open final. Japan’s Osaka was hoping to give home fans a victory to celebrate in Tokyo but went down 6-4 6-4 to the Czech. Naomi Osaka “I’ve literally never felt more tired in my entire life,” said the 20-year-old, who plans to take some time off. Former world number one Pliskova, the fourth seed, ended Osaka’s 10-match winning streak in just 63 minutes. “Naomi was maybe a little bit tired, you could see that. But the future is bright for her and congrats to her for an incredible few weeks,” said Pliskova, 26, after her 11th career title. Third seed Osaka’s defeat came a fortnight after she won the US Open final, which was overshadowed by be...
Lagos, Imo Claim Gold Medals In Basketball At Youth Games
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Lagos, Imo Claim Gold Medals In Basketball At Youth Games

Ilorin – Team Lagos won gold in the female 3 on 3 basketball event at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) by edging Team Bayelsa by a point, 12-11. Basketball Team Lagos had beaten Team Benue, who won bronze, to reach the final. In the male category, Team Imo won gold without taking to the court after the other zonal representatives, Kwara, Adamawa and Oyo, were disqualified over over age issues. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the games, which started on Sept 17
Tinubu Has Final Say On Next Lagos Governor — APC
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Tinubu Has Final Say On Next Lagos Governor — APC

GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode’s prospects of returning as governor of Lagos State were yesterday hanging on the cliff with all major political players in the state pointing at the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for direction. Meanwhile, Ambode has relocated to his home base in Epe where he is weighing his options in the face of chorused mobilisation by the political base of the party to stop him. With the Tinubu camp seething of rebellion by Ambode, pacifists were, however, calling on Tinubu to thread with caution, with the assertion that he could lose his place of political ascendancy in the state if the crisis with the governor was not properly managed. Indicative of the governor’s unbalanced position, the chairman of the Lagos ...
Wesley Sneijder Set For Final Dutch Goodbye
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Wesley Sneijder Set For Final Dutch Goodbye

Record-breaking Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder is set to play one last time for the national team next week, bringing an end to an illustrious career spanning 15 years and more than 130 appearances. Netherlands national coach Ronald Koeman announced a 25-man squad Friday to face Peru in a friendly in Amsterdam next week, to be played in honour of Sneijder, a former Ajax, Real Madrid and Galatasaray midfielder. “This is the final time Wesley Sneijder will form part of the selection camp,” the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) said in a statement. “The record-breaking international ends his national football career officially on Thursday with 133 caps to his name,” it said. One of the great playmakers of his era, Sneijder, 34, remains a versatile and always energetic m...
Newcastle Legend Shearer: No-one Connected To NUFC Will Thank Owen
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Newcastle Legend Shearer: No-one Connected To NUFC Will Thank Owen

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has criticised Michael Owen over his claims about his time with the Magpies. Owen has revealed that he did not enjoy those years and said he was a shadow of his former self. Shearer, though, has criticised Owen's comments, as he tweeted: "Not sure NUFC fans, team-mates or employers will want to thank him." Owen remains Newcastle's record signing after his £16.5million move from Real Madrid in 2005 and he was club captain when Shearer took charge for the final eight matches of the 2008-09 season. The Magpies were relegated from the Premier League and Owen failed to score a goal under his former England strike partner.  
Final NBA Standings
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Final NBA Standings

The past season of the National Basketball Association brought a lot of surprises, but the expected champion. Big changes are coming this summer, and that's why millions of fans are already eagerly awaiting the start of a new campaign. Season 2017/18 ended with another title for the Golden State. The team triumphs for the second time in a row and the third time in four years (and if it were not for the accident in the finals of 2016, it could have won all the recent titles). In the final battle, Cleveland's resistance was easily broken down. In the course of the series only the first match could be questioned. After that, the Warriors were significantly stronger than their rivals. It is much easier to follow the results of basketball matches thanks to livescore today. Now you have a ...
Barcelona Host Real Madrid For First El Clasico in October
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Barcelona Host Real Madrid For First El Clasico in October

Defending Spanish champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid on October 28 in the first Clasico of the 2018/19 season, the Spanish football federation said Tuesday. Real Madrid, who finished third in the league, 17 points behind champions Barcelona, will host the second meeting of the two Spanish giants on March 3, the federation added as it unveiled the season calendar. The season opens on the weekend of August 18-19, and ends on May 18-19. The Spanish capital’s derbies will be at Real’s Santiago Bernabeu on September 30 and at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on February 10. The Copa del Rey final will be held on May 25 at a yet-to-be determined stadium, the federation said.