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Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing
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Mauricio Pochettino Wants To Make Manchester City Star His First PSG Signing

  Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to make a Manchester City superstar his first major signing as Paris Saint-Germain manager. City's record all-time goalscorer, Sergio Aguero, is entering the last six months of his contract. That means he is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a European club now, ahead of a free transfer in the summer. Extension talks are apparently ongoing between the 32-year-old and his club. But nothing is settled and, according to football agent Bruno Satin (as reported in The Sun), Pochettino is desperate to take his fellow Argentine to PSG. A strikeforce containing Neymar, Kyllian Mbappe and Aguero would certainly be among the most terrifying in Europe. The Ligue 1 champions already have an Argentine goalscorer in Mauro Icardi, but he...
Ex-Everton And Real Madrid Ace Completes Transfer Just Weeks After Bankruptcy
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Ex-Everton And Real Madrid Ace Completes Transfer Just Weeks After Bankruptcy

  Former Everton and Real Madrid winger Royston Drenthe has completed a transfer to Spanish fourth tier side Racing Murcia. Still only 33-years-old, the former Netherlands international was declared bankrupt by a Dutch court just last month. Since showing flashes of brilliance at the Bernabeu and Goodison Park, Drenthe has gone through some troubling times off the field. This eventually led to him giving up football altogether in 2016, after spells in the Championship, Turkey, and Abu Dhabi. In his two-year hiatus from the game, he tried acting with a role in crime drama Mocro Maffia, and tried to start a music career under the name Roya2Faces. However, he returned to football in 2018 with Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch second division, and then went on to play for Kozak...
Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death
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Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death

Coach Steve Onishola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, is dead. Onishola died barely 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu, a Nollywood actress, popularly called Orisabunmi, died at 60. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The late basketball coach was said to have passed on at 71 on Thursday in Illorin, following a brief illness. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was part of the Falcons’ team that secured promotion for the club to the elite division in 2013. He was also a member of the Silver-winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League. Onishola was also am...
I Didn’t Throw A Birthday Party – Osimhen Reacts To Breaching COVID-19 Protocol
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I Didn’t Throw A Birthday Party – Osimhen Reacts To Breaching COVID-19 Protocol

Victor Osimhen says he didn’t know anything about the controversial birthday party he attended in Nigeria during the christmas holiday. Osimhen tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to Naples. He had taken part in the surprise party without wearing a protective mask and Napoli have fined the striker “Before I went to Nigeria, I told my sister that I wouldn’t celebrate my birthday,” Osimhen said in an interview with Omasports. “I was not in the right mood because of my injury. “On that particular day, I had been asleep for about six hours. When I woke up, my sister asked me to go downstairs. “If you check what I put on, I was wearing the training jersey. I wouldn’t wear that for my birthday party. I wouldn’t dress so casual. “I could celebrate my birthday ...
Man United Complete The Signing Of Amad Diallo Traore
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Man United Complete The Signing Of Amad Diallo Traore

Manchester United have finalized the signing of 18-year-old Atalanta winger Amad Diallo. He'll be free to play once his visa application is approved Amad Diallo has completed his move from Atalanta to Utd. Signed a four and a half year contract until June 2025, with the option of a further year. United paying a project £37.2m, with £18.2m the initial fee
Pochettino Tells Mbappe to Improve as PSG Fails to Beat Saint-Etienne
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Pochettino Tells Mbappe to Improve as PSG Fails to Beat Saint-Etienne

New Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has called on forward, Kylian Mbappe, to improve his game following his side’s 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne in a Ligue 1 tie on Wednesday. Romain Hamouma scored for Saint-Etienne in the 19th minute, before Moise Kean equalized just three minutes later for PSG. The result means PSG remain in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with three points behind Lyon. “Kylian needs to improve, like everybody else,” Pochettino said during his post-match press conference. “He should feel disappointed as we did not win, and he can always do better. However, his attitude was good. I am happy with what he did.” PSG’s next Ligue 1 fixture is against Brest on Saturday at Le Parc des Princes
Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left
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Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left

World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has admitted he is nearing the end of his career, hinting that he has a maximum of five years left before retirement. The 31-year-old could be close to the most significant period of his career, with his camp in talks over two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021. Since he made his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion. The Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr and defended them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month. This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News. “I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’...
Arteta Blasts Agent of Nigerian-born Striker
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Arteta Blasts Agent of Nigerian-born Striker

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has lashed out at Folarin Balogun’s agent, over the striker’s future. Speaking ahead of the FA Cup clash against Newcastle, Arteta on Thursday said he was unsure about Folarin’s representatives. Talks have been ongoing for months between the two parties over a new contract, with the 19-year-old’s current deal due to expire at the end of the season. But the discussions have yet to find an agreement, with Arsenal set to lose Folarin for free in the summer. Arteta remains hopeful a deal can still be done but admits he is unsure exactly what Balogun’s agent is thinking. “You need three parties to make a deal. For sure, the club wants to make a deal, the manager wants to make a deal, the player wants to stay and I’m not sure about the agent,” Ar...
Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case
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Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case

  Real Madrid forward Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Mathieu Valbuena by threatening to make the video public in 2015. The 33-year-old French striker argues that a police officer used dishonest methods to draw him into the affair. He has not played for his country since it came to light. French prosecutors announced Benzema would face trial on Thursday, reported the AFP News Agency. AFP also quoted Benzema's lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, as saying he was not surprised the matter was going to trial, but that the decision was "as absurd as it was predictable". Benzema has scored 261 goals for Real since joining the Spanish side in 2009. He and Valbuena were international team-mates at the time of the affair and were in the France squad fo...
Roy Keane Shoots Down Comparison Between Bruno Fernandes And Eric Cantona
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Roy Keane Shoots Down Comparison Between Bruno Fernandes And Eric Cantona

  Roy Keane believes Bruno Fernandes still has to prove he can do it on the big stage after Manchester United's Carabao Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City. The former United captain, who was appearing on Sky Sports as a pundit, went on to play down comparisons between Fernandes and former teammate Eric Cantona after the full-time whistle. It was a disappointing night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Old Trafford as goals from John Stones and Fernandinho sealed City's place in the final at Wembley. And even Bruno Fernandes, who has been United stand-out performer this season, couldn't break down City's sturdy defence. After the final whistle, Keane questioned Bruno's performance against the club's local rival. "It's not easy winning football trophies." Ke...
Tyson Fury Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Says: ‘A Great Modern Day Fighter Can Compete In Any Era’
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Tyson Fury Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Says: ‘A Great Modern Day Fighter Can Compete In Any Era’

  Tyson Fury has played down Anthony Joshua's claim that a 'great' modern-day fighter will be able to compete in any era by referencing his infamous defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. 'The Gypsy King' continues to aim shots at the two-time unified heavyweight champion as the pair are reported to have a provisional two-fight agreement in place for 2021. Earlier this week, Fury dismissed Anthony Joshua's knockout claim as just "another lie" and said his British heavyweight rival is suffering from a confidence crisis. After his ninth-round KO of Kubrat Pulev in December, Joshua promised to take Fury's "head off his shoulders" when they eventually fight. But Fury laughed off AJ's knockout threat, claiming that he's never seen Joshua approach a fight that way. And now, after Joshua ...
Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion
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Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion

  Orlando Pride and Brazil star Marta Vieira da Silva has announced her engagement to teammate Toni Deion Pressley after the pair fell in love at the club. The 34-year-old, a six-time World Player of the Year winner regarded by many as the greatest female footballer of all time, posted the news to her 2.3 million Instagram followers this week alongside several pictures of the happy couple. She wrote: "This is another chapter of the story that we are writing together." The pair are believed to have met at Florida-based Orlando Pride in 2017 and according to NewsChain, the pair made their relationship public two years later. Those reports suggest a date for the wedding has not been confirmed as of yet, but the big day is not expected until after the 2021 National Women'...
Juventus end AC Milan unbeaten run
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Juventus end AC Milan unbeaten run

  Federico Chiesa scored twice as champions Juventus produced a superb display to end AC Milan's unbeaten league run this season. The 23-year-old opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he played a fantastic one-two with Paulo Dybala before drilling home. Davide Calabria levelled with a great side-foot finish before Chiesa gave Juve the lead again with his low drive. Weston McKennie made certain of victory with a strike from close range. Milan remain top of Serie A by a point from city rivals Inter who earlier lost 2-1 at Sampdoria. Juve, who have endured a mixed start to the campaign, are now up to fourth - seven points behind Milan. Juve have won the past nine championships but hopes of making it 10 have taken a big knock this season after a handful of erratic d...
Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final
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Man City beat Man United to reach EFL Cup final

  Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year. Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first period in which both sides had goals disallowed. Stones exposed poor United set-piece defending when he nudged home Phil Foden's free-kick from close range five minutes after the restart. Pep Guardiola's side looked the more likely scorers afterwards, despite United's increasing desperation, and when Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could only combine to clear a corner to the edge of their own box, Fernandinho drilled a first-time volley into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Cit...
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season
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Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has joined Getafe on loan until the end of the season, the clubs announced on Wednesday. Getafe, who have dropped to 16th in La Liga, will pay all of Alena’s wages as the 23-year-old looks to kickstart his career away from Camp Nou. “FC Barcelona and Getafe CF have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Carles Alena until the end of the 2020/21 season,” Barca said in a statement. Alena has long been circled as a potential star of the future after coming through at Barca’s La Masia youth academy but he has been unable to establish himself in the first team. He failed to make much of an impression during a loan spell at Real Betis last season and has made only five appearances for Barca this term under new coach Ronald Koeman. The...
Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez
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Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez

The Argentine seems set to leave Camp Nou at the end of 2020-21, with his future a hot topic for all of the club's presidential hopefuls Lionel Messi is the only player who can ensure Barcelona's value, according to presidential candidate Lluis Fernandez. Messi wanted to leave Barca last year, due to frustration with the club's board and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner ultimately elected to stay and see out his contract, which runs out at the end of the season, before Bartomeu and the entire Barca board resigned in October. There has been talk that Messi may choose to remain at the club he has been at since 2001, having helped them to 10 LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues. However, Messi, who marked his 500th LaLiga appear...
Mutiu Adepoju Hails Samuel Chukwueze On His 100th Appearance For Villarreal
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Mutiu Adepoju Hails Samuel Chukwueze On His 100th Appearance For Villarreal

Former Nigeria and Real Sociedad Midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has congratulated Samuel Chukwueze after becoming the youngest player to reach a century of games for Villarreal. Chukwueze made his 100th first-team appearance for Villarreal in their 4-1 Copa Del Rey win over Zamora CF on Tuesday. The winger surpassed the record set by Mateo Musacchio, who reached a century for the team aged 21-years, 11 months and 20 days. “Dear @chukwueze_8, becoming @Eng_Villarreal youngest centurion ever is a very beautiful accomplishment from you. Well-done on this and I hope this unlocks other hidden potentials in you. Wishing you greater successes ahead.” Adepoju wrote on Twitter. Since his debut for the Yellow Submarine in 2018, the Nigerian has 79 in La Liga matches, 13 in the Europa Leagu...
Enyimba Crash Out Of CAF Champions League
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Enyimba Crash Out Of CAF Champions League

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Wednesday crashed out of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League in the second preliminary round. Their elimination was in spite of recording a 2-1 home win against Sudan’s Al Merreikh in their second leg clash in Aba. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Al Merreikh progressed into the group stage 4-2 on aggregate. Saif Terry’s hat-trick had handed the visiting side a commanding 3-0 first leg triumph inside Al-Merrikh Stadium in Omdurman some days ago. Enyimba, therefore, had a difficult task of ensuring they defeated the 21-times Sudan Premier League winners by at least four unreplied goals to ensure passage to the competition’s group phase. But they were hit by another early setback after Terry put the visitors ahead barely ...
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Planning To Promote Youngster From Gunners Academy
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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Planning To Promote Youngster From Gunners Academy

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning to promote Miguel Azeez later in the season, according to reports. The Spaniard has seen young trio Joe Willock, Bakuyo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe all impress when called upon this term. And it seems he’s ready to use the club’s academy as he looks to steer them up the Premier League table. With funds tight at Arsenal, Arteta has been forced to use players from the club’s academy. nd, with superstars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe misfiring, that decision has paid off. Saka has been the best of the bunch for Arsenal, with the 19-year-old scoring three goals and resisting one assist from 15 league matches this term. Willock has done well in recent weeks, too, while Smith Rowe’s impressive performances at No 10 has prov...
Tokyo Olympic Games Already The Most Over Budget Games In Recent History
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Tokyo Olympic Games Already The Most Over Budget Games In Recent History

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 was postponed to 2021 which will end up costing the country of Japan even more than the significant amount already needed to host any Olympic Games. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 is already the most over-budget Games for absolute dollar values at around $7.2B over budget. Before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the 1992 Barcelona Games claimed the unwanted honour of being the most over-budget games as the final bill came to $7B – a staggering 266% over the initial budget of $2.6B. London 2012 is the most expensive running of the Olympic Games in history with a final bill of just under $15B, despite already having an initial budget of close to $9B. COVID-19 Pandemic Postpone...
Great Players Are Welcome At PSG – Mauricio Pochettino
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Great Players Are Welcome At PSG – Mauricio Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain new coach Mauricio Pochettino is confident of the numbers of great players the club can attract and already looking forward to welcoming them. Pochettino was presented on Tuesday ahead of PSG's game against Saint-Etienne later today. During his press conference, the former Tottenham coach Pochettino didn't rule out the possibility of bringing Dele Alli to the club. "Each club is different and it is difficult to compare," Pochettino said "It would not be objective for me to talk about Tottenham because I was there [previously], but now I am one hundred percent in Paris. "We are not talking about [possible signings] but about adapting ourselves to the club, and we have a game tomorrow. "But I already said that in the future there will be time to talk ab...
NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF
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NCDC Denies South African Side, Celtic, Visa To Arrive Port Harcourt For CAF

The NFF have written to CAF for the game to be postponed or played in another country. CAF insisting Celtic be granted a waiver to enter Nigeria despite the health authorities placing travel bans on SA and the UK. SA has a new variant/strain of the Covid 19 virus. Rivers risk being kicked out if the game fails to hold in Port Harcourt on wednesday
Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil Agrees Three-Year Deal With Fenerbahce In Turkey To End Arsenal Career
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Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil Agrees Three-Year Deal With Fenerbahce In Turkey To End Arsenal Career

Arsenal midfielder and Germany international player Mesut ozil is set to finally end his arsenal career after rumors says the midfielder is set to join Turkish side Fenerbahce. Mesut Ozil joined arsenal from real Madrid in 2013 but since the appointment of Mikel Arteta he hasn't played a single game under Arteta which caused alot of people to criticize Mikel Arteta. Reports says that it is a big move for Ozil so he could regain fitness again and get more playing time, he agreed three and half years contract which brings to an end his £350,000 per week deal at London club ARSENAL. It was also reported that Mesut ozil was in talk with america side DC united, Mesut ozil himself posted a throwback photo of himself in istanbul and captioned the photo 'THIS CITY'. Arsenal signed ...
Nigeria Faces MRI Test Hurdle As 13 Players Set To Conduct MRI Test On Match-day Against Ivory Coast
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Nigeria Faces MRI Test Hurdle As 13 Players Set To Conduct MRI Test On Match-day Against Ivory Coast

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets may have to overcome football politics before they can be able to pick the semifinal ticket in the WAFU U17 Cup in Lome, Togo. This follows a statement signed by the team’s media officer, Francis Achi, who alleged that the five-time world champions are facing challenges ahead of today’s game against Cote d’Ivoire. Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will play against Baby Elephants in their group opener today, while Ivory Coast who came a day after Nigerians arrival have completed their MRI Tests, 13 Nigerian players are yet to go through the test and are expected to conduct the test on the match-day. The statement signed by the media officer reads in part, “From all indications, it appears that there is a massive conspiracy against the Golden Eaglets of Niger...
Rashford Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Footballer At £149 Million
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Rashford Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Footballer At £149 Million

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is the world's most valuable player and worth a staggering £150million, according to the lates calculations by CIES Football Observatory. While Rashford's value has skyrocketed on account of a free-scoring season for United, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has slumped to fifth place on their list as he enters the last 18 months of his contract. They value Mbappe at £135m now, below Rashford, Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland (£137.3m), Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (£137m) and United attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes (£135.1m). The CIES survey takes into account recent player performances as well as their age, contract situation and career progression plus their club's wealth and success. Rashford's value has soared...
Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager
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Beijing Guoan appoint former West Brom boss as Slaven Bilic manager

Slaven Bilic has been named manager of Chinese Super League Beijing Guoan, three weeks after being sacked by West Bromwich Albion. The 52-year-old former Croatia defender has signed a two-year contract and replaces Frenchman Bruno Genesio. Beijing Guoan finished third in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020 season as Jiangsu Suning won the title. The are the seventh club he has managed in addition to a spell in charge of his country between 2006 and 2012. Bilic secured promotion to the Premier League during 18 months with West Brom but was sacked last month with the club one place off the bottom of the table. The new Chinese Super League season starts in the spring but is likely to take place in a Covid-secure 'bubble'.
Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league
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Premier League announce 40 positive coronavirus cases as new strain rips through top-flight league

The Premier League has announced 40 new positive coronavirus cases among players and club staff in the latest round of testing, by far the highest figure recorded in a single week.   In a statement, the top-flight revealed 40 of the 1,575 players and members of staff at the 20 top-flight clubs had returned a positive Covid-19 test.   The Premier League said 28 persons first tested positive from 1,311 tested between December 28 and December 31, with a further 12 positives from 984 players and staff who underwent tests from January 1 to January 3.   The previous record, set on December 29, was just 18, with the massive surge in the past week following reports of a mutant strain of the virus. . The latest round of testing took place between December ...
Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury

  Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had to be stopped from entering the field of play by his own manager after he suffered a nasty-looking leg injury with just minutes remaining. In the club's Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford on Tuesday night, where Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min helped Jose Mourinho's side to a rare Wembley final, the Danish ball-winning midfielder was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Josh Dasilva. With his stoods up, Dasilva connected with Højbjerg's shin as those around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium gasped when replays were shown on the screen. The Brenford player was eventually given a red card for his lunging tackle after referee Mike Dean reviewed the incident on VAR and Højbjerg, standing with blood pouring down hi...
Ali Abdelaziz Claims That Jake Paul Would ‘Beat The S**t Out’ Of UFC Superstar Conor McGregor
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Ali Abdelaziz Claims That Jake Paul Would ‘Beat The S**t Out’ Of UFC Superstar Conor McGregor

  YouTube star Jake Paul would "beat the s**t out" of UFC superstar Conor McGregor and the Irishman's teammate, according to Ali Abdelaziz. Paul, 23, turned his attention to McGregor after his sensational KO victory over Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr in November 2020. The American dropped a callout video on social media as he targeted both the 'Notorious' and his long-term fiance, Dee Devlin. And Paul has also intensified his rivalry with McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, which included a bizarre drive-by-style water balloon attack on the MMA fighter. Abdelaziz, who represents both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, has made his feelings clear about McGregor in the past and exchanged a war of words with the UFC star. And now the 43...
I’m Proud To Have Led Falcons Bonus Protest In 2019 – Oparanozie
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I’m Proud To Have Led Falcons Bonus Protest In 2019 – Oparanozie

What’s your take on the Super Falcons’ inactivity in 2020? Going for months and years without engaging the Super Falcons is not a new thing, it’s been going on for years. Before the 2019 (Women’s) World Cup, we stayed dormant for a long time until a couple of months to the tournament, when we had some friendly games. It has become a norm and I don’t think the inactivity of the Falcons should be blamed on COVID-19 because there are other countries that played during the period. Again, cancelling the (Women’s) Nation’s Cup wasn’t the right decision, I think it should have been postponed. I think women’s football in Africa still has a long way to go, people at the helm of affairs have to do better. I hope and pray we get there soon, we need to do things right to be able to comp...
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Uruguay players want Edinson Cavani’s punishment overturned

  Uruguay's players' union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani's three-match ban. The Manchester United striker was fined £100,000 and banned for an Instagram post containing a Spanish word that is offensive in some contexts. Luis Suarez and Diego Godin have both shared a statement by their national players' union that calls the punishment a "discriminatory" act. Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) also wants the ban reviewed. Godin, Uruguay's captain, and striker Suarez shared on Twitter a letter of support for their international team-mate Cavani, written by the Uruguayan Football Players' Association (AFU). The letter, signed by professional and amateur players from the South American country, described the FA's sanctioning of Cavani...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
The Three VAR Decisions That Left Liverpool Furious In Shock Southampton Defeat
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The Three VAR Decisions That Left Liverpool Furious In Shock Southampton Defeat

  Liverpool think three separate decisions went against them during a shock 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Monday evening. Danny Ings' second minute goal sunk the Reds and they looked relatively toothless in front of goal. But three key decisions went against the reigning Premier League champions and some fans think they should've gone to VAR. All three incidents occurred in the second half, with the first involving a handball by Jack Stephens. Gini Wijnaldum fired a shot towards Fraser Forster's goal that Stephens blocked with his arm, albeit while facing away from the ball. The second saw Sadio Mane hauled down in the box by Kyle Walker-Peters, with referee Andre Marriner opting to not look at the screen. One final incident wasn't regarding a penalty, but a potent...
I Will Knock Anthony Joshua Out Within Two Rounds -Tyson Fury
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I Will Knock Anthony Joshua Out Within Two Rounds -Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury said on Monday he can knock out fellow British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua inside two rounds due to his recent form. WBC belt holder Fury said following Joshua’s past two bouts — a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Junior in December 2019 and a ninth-round stoppage of Kubrat Pulev last month — the fight would be a no contest. Fury gained a unanimous points decision over Swede Otto Wallin in September 2019 before an impressive seventh-round knock-out to take the WBC title off Deontay Wilder last February. “I don’t believe he’s (Joshua) as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is in his own self,” Fury told Sky Sports. “He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all about who is in fo...
ESPN Ranks Oshoala Top African Female Player In Europe
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ESPN Ranks Oshoala Top African Female Player In Europe

Two African attackers in Spain stood head and shoulders above the rest in December, as Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala worked her way back to the top and South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana also enjoyed a superb month. However, there is a strong focus on France in the second half of this month's African Women's Power Rankings, with several African stars featuring strongly in the French Feminine Division 1. The Chawinga sisters and Barbra Banda are absent from our Power Rankings as China is in the offseason, but are likely to reappear in our top 10 when the Women's Super League returns. Likewise, keep an eye on Ode Fulutudilu, who recently signed for Scottish champions Glasgow City after becoming a champion herself with Åland United in Finland. 1. Asisat Oshoala, Barcelona Oshoala ha...
Nigerian Striker, Sadiq Umar Becomes Second Professional Player To Score Hat-Trick In 2021
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Nigerian Striker, Sadiq Umar Becomes Second Professional Player To Score Hat-Trick In 2021

Nigerian striker, Sadiq Umar, has started 2021 with a flyer after netting a superb 27-minute first-half hat-trick in Almeria’s 3-1 win over Ponferradina. The 23-year-old had enjoyed a successful 2020, scoring 13 goals and supplying 10 assists for his teammates, and has begun the new year in similar fashion by netting his first senior career hat-trick. The only other time he has executed a similar feat was in November 2015 for Roma’s Youth team in a UEFA Youth League trouncing of Bayer Leverkusen. He also become the second player on earth to score a hat-trick in the new year, just hours behind Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez who had netted thrice in the 12:30 fixture against Simy's Crotone. All three of Sadiq’s strikes were clinical dispatches that emphasised his growing pr...
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Reds get 2021 off to a losing start as Ings strikes early
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Southampton 1-0 Liverpool: Reds get 2021 off to a losing start as Ings strikes early

Danny Ings' early goal was enough for Southampton to end their wait for a win over Liverpool, who put in a toothless display at St Mary's. Liverpool's frustrating run continued as they slipped to a 1-0 Premier League defeat against Southampton, handing further impetus to Manchester United and the chasing pack. Having drawn their final two games of 2020 to West Brom and Newcastle United, Liverpool were downed by an early goal from their former striker Danny Ings at St Mary's. They remain top, above United on goal difference having played a game more ahead of a crunch clash between the two old rivals at Anfield on January 17.
‘It’s not rocket science’ – Klopp critical of Liverpool’s mentality after Southampton defeat
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‘It’s not rocket science’ – Klopp critical of Liverpool’s mentality after Southampton defeat

 Danny Ings' early goal sealed the three points for Saints at St Mary's Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has demanded a reaction from his players following their shock loss to Southampton. Danny Ings’ early goal, a deft lob over Alisson, was enough to seal the 1-0 win for a Saints side who had to withstand some second-half pressure from Liverpool but never looked threatened. And Klopp felt the slow start was a massive issue on the night at St Mary’s.
Napoli Fine Osimhen As Birthday Video Shows His ‘Recklessness’
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Napoli Fine Osimhen As Birthday Video Shows His ‘Recklessness’

Victor Osimhen has been fined half of his monthly salary – about 250,000 Euros – after his birthday video showed he was “reckless” and did not comply with Napoli regulations leading to him contracting Coronavirus. Osimhen celebrated his 22nd birthday in style in Lagos recently without wearing a face mask and not observing social distance. Both the club and coach Genarro Gattuso were furious after they watched the video. Osimhen’s positive Coronavirus result means his comeback from injury has been further delayed. He has been sidelined since November, when he injured his shoulder in action for the Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in Benin City.
Robin Sadler Joins Manchester United
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Robin Sadler Joins Manchester United

Manchester United have announced that Robin Sadler has joined the Red Devils as head of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Sadler is expected to oversee service provision for first-team, Academy and Women’s teams at Old Trafford. Man United disclosed this in a statement on Monday. “Manchester United is pleased to announce that Robin Sadler has joined the club as head of rehabilitation & physiotherapy. “This is a new position that will oversee service provision for first-team, Academy and Women’s teams,” Man United’s statement read. Robin’s most recent role was the head physiotherapist at the English club, Derby County. He previously worked at Manchester City for 17 years, in the Academy and first-team medical departments.
Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach
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Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach

Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reacted after the club confirmed the arrival of a new coach, Darren Fletcher. Solskjaer said Fletcher would be a great addition to Man United’s coaching staff, adding that the 36-year-old knows what it takes to be a Red Devils player. Manchester United had announced on Monday that Fletcher would join Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff. “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins, and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer said as quoted by Man United’s official website. “He’s at the start of his coaching career, and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.” Reacting, Fletcher...
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele

  Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has now surpassed football legend Pele to climb second in the all-time goalscoring charts. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar was in action for Juventus on Sunday and opened the scoring in the first half against Udinese with a superb strike past a helpless Juan Musso. Ronaldo returned in the second half to score his second as Juventus extended their lead to 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium. The Portugal captain's brace allowed him to notch up his 758th goal in his glittering career, moving him one ahead of Pele on the all-time list. Only Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican has scored more goals than any other player in history with 805 goals in 530 matches between 1931 and 1955. Fans wasted no time in taking to Twitter to laud five-tim...
Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat
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Arsenal Off To Worst League Start In 39 Years After North London Derby Defeat

The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, making some unwanted history in the process Arsenal's woes were deepened in defeat on Sunday as their north London derby loss to Tottenham continued to pile the pressure on Mikel Arteta, leaving the club facing their worst league start for almost four decades. The Gunners were condemned to their sixth Premier League reverse of the new campaign, leaving them closer to the relegation zone than to the summit thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. With almost a dozen top-flight games under their belt already, Arteta's side look to be facing an uphill battle to secure a top-six berth once more, having only qualified for this year's Europa League through their FA Cup victory in August. ...
Floyd Mayweather announces February fight with YouTube star Logan Paul
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Floyd Mayweather announces February fight with YouTube star Logan Paul

Former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather, has announced he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in a "special exhibition" fight in February 2021.   The American undefeated champion, 43, made the announcement via his Instagram page. Mayweather is officially retired after a 50-0 boxing career with 27 KOs to his name. He last fought in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the richest bouts in boxing history.   Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Paul has just one professional boxing match under his belt. He lost to British YouTube star/rapper KSI in a split decision in 2019.   The fight, which will take place on February 20 is likely to draw huge pay-per-view numbers. In December 2018, Mayweather needed just 140 seconds to beat Japanese kick...
Enyimba 1-1 Rahimo (2-1 on agg): 10-man Peoples’ Elephant progress in Caf Champions League despite scare
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Enyimba 1-1 Rahimo (2-1 on agg): 10-man Peoples’ Elephant progress in Caf Champions League despite scare

The eight-time Nigerian champions will now face Al Merrikh in the first round of the competition after eliminating the Burkina Faso outfit Enyimba survived a Rahimo scare to progress 2-1 on aggregate after Sunday’s 1-1 draw in the Caf Champions League preliminary round second leg match. Captain Austin Oladapo gave Enyimba the lead on the hour mark before the visitors drew level on the night through Pape Ware with 15 minutes to go. The Aba giants came into this encounter having recorded a 1-0 away victory in the first-leg played at Stade du 4 Aout, Ouagadougou, with Victor Mbaoma’s 75th-minute goal making the difference.
Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby
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Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby

The home side returned to the top of the Premier League after beating their city rivals but the coach says it was anything but an easy win Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said Arsenal made it difficult for his side as they won 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday, and congratulated Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta after the match. Spurs took the lead just 13 minutes into the Premier League clash when Son Heung-min smashed home from outside the box. Harry Kane doubled his side's lead when he ran onto a pass from Son and put it past Bernd Leno in first-half stoppage time.
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory
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Liverpool 4-0 Wolves: Reds celebrate fans’ Anfield return with emphatic victory

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip capped a victorious return to Anfield for Liverpool supporters. Liverpool celebrated the return of fans to Anfield with a 4-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday. Sitting three points off the summit of the Premier League following Tottenham's win over Arsenal earlier in the day, the Reds responded by claiming a typically hard-earned victory over Nuno Espirito Santo's side. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip, along with an own goal from Nelson Semedo, ensured they drew level with Spurs on points to move second by virtue of goal difference.
Sampdoria 1-2 Milan: Kessie and Castillejo clinch gritty win
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Sampdoria 1-2 Milan: Kessie and Castillejo clinch gritty win

Goals from Franck Kessie and Samu Castillejo gave Milan a 2-1 win over Sampdoria to strengthen their position at the top of Serie A. Milan strengthened their grip on top spot in Serie A with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday thanks to goals from Franck Kessie and Samu Castillejo. Ivory Coast midfielder Kessie gave the Rossoneri the lead from the penalty spot after Jakub Jankto handled inside the area. Spaniard Castillejo scored with his first touch of the game to notch Milan's second before Albin Ekdal ensured a tense finish when he bundled in from a corner.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top
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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top

Jose Mourinho masterminded a second north London derby win as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sent Tottenham to the top of the Premier League. Harry Kane became the leading scorer in north London derby history and reached 250 career goals as he helped Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal. Jose Mourinho's side returned to the Premier League summit in style on Sunday, with Kane's strike in first-half stoppage time putting them two goals ahead at the culmination of a superb counter-attack. Son Heung-min teed up Kane's landmark goal – the England captain's 11th against Arsenal – with the South Korea star having opened the scoring with a sensational 13th-minute effort.