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Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash In Aiyete, Oyo. Seven People Killed
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Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash In Aiyete, Oyo. Seven People Killed

Men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency popularly known as Operation Amotekun and some Fulani have reportedly engaged in a clash at Aiyete in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The clash was said to have started at Okebi village on Saturday morning but the cause of the clash could not be immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report. A man, Saliu, who claimed to be a resident of the area told our correspondent that seven persons had been killed. He added that about seven houses were also razed. Saliu said, “Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons were shot and injured. “The number of people killed has increased to seven. Those who were shot and ran away later died in the bus...
Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed
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Soldiers & Bus Drivers Clash In Kwara Over N100, Five Feared Killed

About five persons have been reported killed when the Nigerian Army personnel clashed with bus drivers in Ilesha-Baruba motor park in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State. The cause of the misunderstanding was said to be over an alleged N100 bribe which the soldiers, which mounted a roadblock in the area, demanded from the bus drivers. It was learnt that the crisis started on Friday after a bus driver on Ilesha-Sinawu Road refused to part with N100 for the soldiers, and an argument ensued. SaharaReporters learnt that in the course of the argument, the soldiers slapped him and he angrily left, came back and mobilised his other colleagues from the motor park. After that, the soldiers opened fire on the drivers and five persons were feared dead, while several other...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
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.
Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears
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Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears

The Gers boss has provided an update on the Nigeria international after he was left out of their clash in the Europa League Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed Joe Aribo is not suffering from coronavirus and should be available for selection when they take on Falkirk in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup tie. The Nigeria international was not involved as the Gers played out a 2-2 draw against Benfica at Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday night. Gerrard explained the midfielder’s unavailability for the encounter was not due to Covid-19 but to illness.
Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan
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Police Station Burnt As Warders, Okada Riders Clash In Ibadan

There was pandemonium at the Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday, following a clash between some motorcyclists and warders at the Agodi Correctional Centre. The clash led to the burning of the Idi Ogungun Police Outstation by some angry youths, while another police station opposite the centre was reportedly damaged. Our correspondent gathered that a motorcyclist was shot by one of the warders, but some eyewitnesses claimed that the teargas canister, which the warder held, exploded and injured the motorcyclist in the face. Some of the traders, who have shops in the area, told our correspondent that the victim was shot by the prison officials following his refusal to pay a bribe of N50. One of the traders, Dauda Abegunrin, told our correspondent that prison warde...
Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash
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Post Electoral Violence Breakout In US As Trump And Biden Supporters Clash

Tens of thousands of people clad in red, white and blue rallied and marched in support of outgoing President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Saturday afternoon to protest supposed "voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election. But as night fell, skirmishes between protesters and counter-protesters broke out across the city. https://youtu.be/Hm0bQo12qIk https://youtu.be/K8dq0S4c4_k https://youtu.be/c2zcEgfE4EY
Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election
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Guardiola Compares Man City Vs Liverpool Premier League Clash With US Election

Pep Guardiola has compared Manchester City’s Premier League challenge with the US presidential election in a bid to downplay the impact of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, pointing out “all the votes must be counted”. . City and Liverpool have been the two dominant sides in England for the past three years, with the Reds running away with the league last season after back-to-back titles for Guardiola’s men. . However, with City just six games into their league season and every team in the top-flight having dropped points in at least two games so far, Guardiola believes he must steer his side into contention over the long haul. . “It’s an important game, but like the presidential elections in the United States of America, all the votes must be counted,” he said at his pre-match pres...
Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince
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Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince

The former Red Devil has expressed his belief that "something's not quite right" at Old Trafford after the club's poor start to the 2020-21 campaign Manchester United's board of directors "panicked" in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Ince, who says his old club have lost their fear factor under the current manager. Solskjaer brought up his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford on Sunday, but had very little to celebrate by the end of a heavyweight clash with Arsenal. The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, with the defeat compounding United's worst start to a top-flight season since David Moyes' doomed tenure in 2013-14.
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
COVID-19 Knocks Newly-invited Nigeria Goalkeeper, Osigwe Out of Sierra Leone Clash
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COVID-19 Knocks Newly-invited Nigeria Goalkeeper, Osigwe Out of Sierra Leone Clash

Swiss Super League club Lugano have announced that newly-invited Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has tested positive for coronavirus. The 26-year-old goalkeeper is a doubt for next month’s AfRICA Cup of Nations qualifiers after his latest medical update. Osigwe was handed his maiden Super Eagles call-up on Thursday, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double-header against Sierra Leone in November, and his health status was confirmed shortly after. The Luzern-born goalkeeper and Mattia Bottani contracted the virus in Maurizio Jacobacci’s team while six other players have been quarantined. With eight players out of their next Super League fixture against Young Boys on November 1, Lugano reached out to the league authorities and their request for postponement o...
Victor Osimhen sees first career red in Napoli win
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Victor Osimhen sees first career red in Napoli win

Victor Osimhen was shown a red card after two bookable offences in Napoli’s 1-0 triumph over Real Sociedad in Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Nigeria international received a first red in his footballing career in the third minute of added time. He had initially picked his first yellow in the 81st minute. He then picked another ten minutes later, after elbowing Robin Le Normand while trying to control David Ospina’s goal kick. The 21-year-old record signing came on as a second-half substitute for Gennaro Gattuso’s side, as a Matteo Politano lone goal sealed the win for the Partenopei. Osimhen will now miss next week’s clash with Rijeka.
JJC Skillz and Soso Soberekon clash over ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
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JJC Skillz and Soso Soberekon clash over ex-president Goodluck Jonathan

Music executive Soso Sobereokon, who recently indicated interest in going into politics, shared a photo of himself with former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and added a prayer emoji. JJC Skillz had a problem with Soso's post and he replied: "4 what?" Soso hit back saying: Because he is far better!! Don't forget your wife campaigned for APC & Buhari and they still betrayed and disgraced her. Think about it bro. JJC hit back, writing: "Get your facts right. My wife never campaigned for your friend. You're just being defensive because you join chop Nigerian money. So Abegie Sharappp there. #thiefnathief." Soso responded by trying to emasculate JJC. He wrote: "No need for insults, your HUSBAND Funke is my friend except I for post the video evidence. Gig...
Fagba, Iju-Ishaga Boils As Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Lagos
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Fagba, Iju-Ishaga Boils As Hausa And Yoruba Clash In Lagos

There is an ongoing ethnic clash between Hausa and Yoruba community in Fagba, Iju-Ishaga, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area with several houses torched. Residents in panic. No presence of security personnel. A number of unconfirmed casualties. The stare Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, confirmed the incident with appeal to community leaders to intervene for calm. Police is under pressure and attacks he said. “There is curfew in town everybody should remain in their houses. Police overstretched, its a collective struggle,” PPRO said.
Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash
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Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is hopeful new signing Timo Werner can shake off a leg knock in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash against champions Liverpool. Germany international Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig in the close season, picked up the issue when he was fouled by Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan in Monday’s 3-1 league win. “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg,” Lampard told a news conference. “I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for the Liverpool game). “I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring, we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.” Werner said that he was in pain for the rest of the game but...
One Dead As Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland, US (Pics)
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One Dead As Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland, US (Pics)

One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by counter-demonstrators in the city’s downtown. Police said the caravan had left the area around 8:30 p.m., and officers heard gunshots at about 8:46 p.m., according to a statement. Officers arrived at the shooting scene “within a minute,” police said, but the man who was shot did not survive. An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared to be a white man. The freelancer s...
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test
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COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Three Arsenal players were forced to withdraw from training, after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, The Athletic reports. Ever since the Gunners returned to football, they have lost their two Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta saw his side suffer a 3-0 humiliation on his return to Manchester City, before throwing away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Brighton two days later. It is now believed their preparations for the restart may not have been ideal. Arsenal had been informed by the Premier League that one of their players ha...
Oghiabekhva face Otuwe as seven Africans meet in Minsk, Neman clash
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Oghiabekhva face Otuwe as seven Africans meet in Minsk, Neman clash

Sunday's tie will feature one of the most intriguing fixtures in Belarus as some Africans will be in action in the top-flight clash Nigeria striker Emuidzhi Oghiabekhva will spearhead the attack for Minsk when they face compatriot Gift Otuwe's Neman in a Belarusian Women's Championship fixture on Sunday. This weekend, there is no encounter in Belarus that comes close to the clash between two of the top three teams on the log - the second biggest this season after Dinamo-BPUSC and Minsk. Sunday's showdown billed for Minsk Stadium, will be the 33rd meeting in all competitions since their first clash in 2011, with the champions holding a huge advantage with 31 wins from 32 ties.
Ikpeazu’s COVID-19 Positive Aides Clash With Hospital Staff In Abuja
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Ikpeazu’s COVID-19 Positive Aides Clash With Hospital Staff In Abuja

Some aides of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, who had earlier tested positive for Coronavirus, on Thursday clashed with hospital staff at a private facility in Abuja where their principal is currently undergoing treatment. Trouble started when the governor’s aides arrived the hospital facility and insisted on accessing their principal, who had equally tested positive for the dreaded Coronavirus, but were barred from seeing him. The hospital management were said to have resisted their move and assured that the governor was recovering, but all plea fell on deaf ears. This led to few minutes of altercation including verbal exchange between the aides and hospital staff. A source in the hospital, who craved anonymity, said it took the intervention of “special security force”...
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on June 19. Alli was handed a one-game ban by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday over a video he posted on social media mocking an Asian man for supposedly having COVID-19. The England international had in February posted a video on Snapchat from an airport while wearing a face mask, seemingly suggesting an Asian man in the terminal could be infected with the coronavirus. He turned the camera to the man and then to a bottle of hand sanitizer, adding the caption: “The virus gonna have to be faster than that to catch me.” However, Alli has now been banned for one match, fined, and will have to undergo a re-education course. “Dele Alli has been suspend...
Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz becomes Bundesliga’s youngest ever scorer in Bayern defeat
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Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz becomes Bundesliga’s youngest ever scorer in Bayern defeat

Nuri Sahin's mark had previously stood for 15 years before the highly-rated teenager netted a late consolation at the BayArena Bayer Leverkusen teenager Florian Wirtz became the Bundesliga's youngest-ever goalscorer when netting a late consolation in his side's 4-2 defeat by Bayern Munich on Saturday. Leverkusen went into the weekend's fixture at the BayArena with the opportunity to frustrate Bayern's title procession and bolster their own Champions League hopes. But there was no stopping the rampant Bavarians, who ran out 4-2 winners to move 10 points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the Bundesliga summit ahead of BVB's clash with Hertha Berlin.
Nigerians & Cameroonians Clash In Dubai ‘Over Beer Price’, 2 Killed
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Nigerians & Cameroonians Clash In Dubai ‘Over Beer Price’, 2 Killed

Two persons were feared dead when groups of Cameroonian and Nigerian traders clashed in Deira, Dubai this week, a witness told The Guardian on Tuesday. The two persons killed were Cameroonians, two witnesses said in separate voice notes the witness sent to our correspondent. A video the witness sent showed a man suspected to be Nigerian bleeding profusely from his head. The fight broke after Cameroonian traders accused Nigerians of selling beers at cheaper rates, thereby drawing more customers to their stores. “Nigerians are selling beer at a cheaper price than they do,” one person familiar with the crisis said in one of the voice notes. “That was the cause of the serious crisis, although they said the situation is under control. People are still fighting in other places.” ...
Anita Joseph and her Followers Clash over Face Mask Usage
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Anita Joseph and her Followers Clash over Face Mask Usage

Anita Joseph and a few of her followers clashed over her usage of the face mask. The actress shared a photo she took with her husband and her followers called her out, accusing her of unnecessarily using the face mask. "Nigerians you people are very local. Why dressing with face mask," one follower commented. Another wrote that face masks should only be worn in public, not at home with your spouse. Well, Anita Joseph responded to her critics with equal heat. See below.
Injury Robs Reyna of First Borussia Dortmund Start as United States Starlet Misses Schalke Derby
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Injury Robs Reyna of First Borussia Dortmund Start as United States Starlet Misses Schalke Derby

The teenager had made a starting XI under Lucien Favre for the first time as Bundesliga action resumes, but an untimely knock has laid him low Giovanni Reyna has seen an unfortunate injury rob him of a first start for Borussia Dortmund, with the 17-year-old picking up a knock in the warm-up prior to a derby date with Schalke. The highly-rated youngster was due to be included from the off in a crunch clash between two arch-rivals at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. With Bundesliga action back on the agenda amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reyna appeared set to mark his return in style.
Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Adams laments fans absence in Bundesliga
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Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Adams laments fans absence in Bundesliga

The Ghanaian talks about the comeback of the German top-flight following the Covid-19 disruption Fortuna Dusseldorf centre-back Kasim Nuhu Adams is delighted by the return of the German Bundesliga after a two-month absence. The top-flight ground to a halt following a ban on public gatherings as part of measures to curb the spread of the disease also known as Covid-19. Dusseldorf are set to mark their comeback with a home clash with Paderborn on Saturday. All games will, however, be played behind closed doors.
Twitter Users Clash After Banky W Pleaded With Security Agencies To Send In Officers To Enforce Social Distancing While Sharing Food In Lagos Community
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Twitter Users Clash After Banky W Pleaded With Security Agencies To Send In Officers To Enforce Social Distancing While Sharing Food In Lagos Community

Twitter users clashed on the platform after Banky W pleaded with security agencies to send in officers to enforce social distancing, while he and his team share food in a Lagos community. The singer disclosed that the Police in Maroko has been incredibly supportive but they are stretched thin at the moment, as the 4 officers given to him and his team are not enough to do the job. He tweeted; @jidesanwoolu @followlasg We just need a little assistance with officers to help us control the crowd and get them to understand social distancing while picking up the food. Please help with Police/Army/Lastma. 10-20 solid officers would be amazing. Pls RT folks FYI the Police in Maroko has been incredibly supportive but they are stretched thin at the moment, so the 4 officers they ar...
Lockdown: South Africans Clash With Police Over Food
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Lockdown: South Africans Clash With Police Over Food

South African police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets and teargas in clashes with Cape Town township residents protesting over access to food aid during a coronavirus lockdown. Hundreds of angry people fought running battles with the police, hurling rocks and setting up barricades on the streets with burning tyres in Mitchells Plain over undelivered food parcels. “We have small children. We want to eat. They must also eat,” said resident and mother Nazile Bobbs. “They said we are going to get parcels, where (are) the parcels? How long are we (going to be) in the lockdown?” South Africa is currently in the middle of a five-week lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus which has so far infected more than 2,400 people. President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to provide basi...
Youtube Star, Jeffree Star And Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-Year-Old Son, Mason Disick Clash
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Youtube Star, Jeffree Star And Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-Year-Old Son, Mason Disick Clash

Khloe Kardashian’s son, Mason Disick joined Instagram for only a short time before his parents took down his account but the effects of his actions while on the platform lingers on. While speaking with fans on an unauthorized Instagram Live last month, 10-year-old Mason remarked to TikTok star Addison Rae, 19, that “Jeffree Star is spoiled AF.” The statement Mason made about YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, went unnoticed by most until a fan account posted the video online on April 1. YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, has now lashed out at the 10-year-old for his statement. Jeffree responded to Mason’s comments in a now-deleted tweet, writing, “I had $500 in my bank account six years ago … Maybe he’s confused with his own privilege versus mine being self-made, hopefully his father can e...
Gremio And Internacional Spark All-Out Brawl As 8 Players Are Sent Off In Copa Libertadores Clash
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Gremio And Internacional Spark All-Out Brawl As 8 Players Are Sent Off In Copa Libertadores Clash

Gremio and Internacional's Copa Libertadores clash descended into chaos after both sets of players sparked a massive on-field brawl in Brazil. Both sides were 0-0 deep into the second half before rival players confronted one another, which also resulted in substitutes charging head-on into the brawl. Even Gremio boss Renato Portaluppi was involved in the ensuing brawl before rival players were eventually separated from one another. According to Republic World, two players were immediately sent off for their respective involvements in the chaotic scuffle. Gremio's Pepe, Luciano da Rocha Neves, Caio Henrique Oliveira Silva and Paulo Miranda all received red cards. Meanwhile, Internacional's Edenilson, Moises Roberto Barbosa, Victor Cuesta and Bruno Conceicao Praxedes were ...
‘We Have the Worst Injury List’ – Lampard Speaks Ahead of Everton Clash
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‘We Have the Worst Injury List’ – Lampard Speaks Ahead of Everton Clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has claimed that they have the worst injury list, ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against Everton. Lampard, speaking to the media on Friday, revealed that Christian Pulisic was lacking match fitness, despite taking part in an in-house game along with Ruben Loftus-Cheek on Friday. Pulisic has not featured for the Blues since January 1. “We had an in-house game [on Friday] which Christian [Pulisic] and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek played. “I just watched it and they are trying to find match fitness. It’s great to see Christian get some minutes but he’s still short of match fitness,” Lampard said. When asked if Abraham would return before the end of March, Lampard replied: “I hope so, he’s not training with us yet. “Hudson-Odoi had an...
De Bruyne A Doubt For Manchester Derby” – Man City Coach Pep Guardiola CONFIRMS
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De Bruyne A Doubt For Manchester Derby” – Man City Coach Pep Guardiola CONFIRMS

Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola has a new problem ahead the Premier League clash against rivals Manchester United this weekend. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne could miss the match against Manchester United this weekend, Pep Guardiola confirmed. De Bruyne played no part in Wednesday night's FA Cup clash vs Sheffield Wednesday, with fans believing he was just being rested. De Bruyne has been a crucial player to City's success this season and is now on track to break Thierry Henry's assist record for a single Premier League season. He scored the winning goal for Guardiola's team against Real Madrid last week side at the Bernabeu in the Champions League. The Belgian was not part of the 18-man squad for the trip to Hillsborough on Wednesday night. However, Gu...
Barcelona Squad to Face Real Madrid Released
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Barcelona Squad to Face Real Madrid Released

Barcelona has announced their squad to face Real Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga El Clásico clash at the Santiago Bernabéu. Quique Setién’s side has named an 18-man squad to face the Los Blancos in a post on their official website on Saturday. Barcelona head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Napoli in the UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter on Tuesday. Below is Barcelona squad against Real Madrid: Jordi Alba, Braithwaite, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Collado, Ansu Fati, Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Arthur, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, and Griezmann. Kick-off time for the match is at 9pm.
What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo
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What Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves Said About Odion Ighalo

Former Manchester United stars, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves have hailed former Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo over his performance in the Europa League clash against Club Brugge last night. Ighalo netted his first goal for the Red Devils in their 5-0 bashing of Club Brugge. Ferdinand congratulated Ighalo for his first competitive goal for Manchester United. “Congrats @ighalojude. Special moment for you & your family!” He tweeted. Scholes told BT Sport that Ighalo will continue to score goals so long as another new signing, Bruno Fernandes is in the team. He said, “He did well tonight, he looked sharp. We said before the game he has not played since December. He looked sharp, he was good.” He noted that Ighalo has joined United at the right...
Martial Doubtful for Everton Game after Missing Man Utd vs Brugge
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Martial Doubtful for Everton Game after Missing Man Utd vs Brugge

Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, has emerged a doubt for Sunday’s clash against Everton, after missing their 5-0 win over Club Brugge on Thursday night. Martial has been in fine form in recent weeks, scoring in his last three games for the Red Devils. The Frenchman had been expected to start against Brugge at Old Trafford, but he was ruled out with a thigh problem. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, speaking during his pre-match interview, said: “He didn’t feel right after training yesterday. “He walked off during training. He’s injured. Hopefully, it won’t be too bad. I don’t know how long it will be.” Odion Ighalo was given the nod to make his first start and scored the second goal, as United thrashed their Belgian opponents.
Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Juventus 1-0 Defeat to Lyon
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Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts to Juventus 1-0 Defeat to Lyon

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Juventus’ 1-0 defeat to Lyon in their Champions League round of 16 clash on Wednesday. Ronaldo, who has scored in eleven consecutive Serie A games, failed to lift the Italian champions last night. A lone strike from Lucas Tousart ensured that Lyon go to Turin with the advantage to progress to the quarterfinals. Posting on his official Instagram page, the Portugal captain admitted that the result was far from expectation but assured fans that Juve will go through by making things right in Turin. According to him, “Not the result we wanted but UCL games are always tough. “We have 90 minutes to fight back in Torino. And have the confidence that we’ll move ahead in the competition.”
Real Madrid are Kings of Europe – Pep
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Real Madrid are Kings of Europe – Pep

Pep Guardiola has hailed Real Madrid as the "kings" of the Champions League ahead of Manchester City's clash with the 13-time European champions. City travel to the Bernabeu for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday knowing they are yet to beat Real in four attempts in European competition. Guardiola has plenty of experience of facing Real from his time as a player and manager at their bitter rivals Barcelona, and he knows the size of the task his City side face. "I played many times against them as a player and a manager and I always had an incredible admiration for the history of this club," said Guardiola. "I know how difficult it is against the quality of their players. I don't know how many finals they have played in or how many times they have...
Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury
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Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury

Boxing icon David Haye has explained what he feels went wrong in Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson fury in the WBC heavyweight belt clash on Sunday morning. Fury battered Deontay Wilder from the opening bell until one minute and 39 seconds into the seventh round, when Wilder's corner threw in the towel, to beat the Bronze Bomber and claim the Lineal Heavyweight, WBC and Ring Magazine championship belts.   Fury before the fight said he will be coming out to attack Wilder and many fans didn't believe Fury would defeat Wilder, a scenario that David Haye says played into Fury's hands. David Haye, a former Heavyweight champion during his own time, was sitting at ringside for BT Sport during the fight and he couldn’t believe what he witnessed, saying Tyson Fury exhibited 'g...
Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury
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Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has been rushed to hospital after his defeat to Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title rematch. The 34-year-old American boxer suffered the first professional defeat of his career as he was knocked down twice before his defeat to his British rival, 31, in the seventh round of the clash in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The fight was ended amid concerns of a burst eardrum, after blood was seen coming out from Wilder's left ear and mouth. After the bout, Fury was crowned WBC heavyweight champion but Wilder missed his post-fight press conference as he was rushed to a nearby hospital for a further check-up after being seen getting his ear stitched in his dressing room.   His trainer, Jay Deas, took his place in the press conference and said: “He had ...
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash
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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash

Former Premier League and La Liga striker, Michael Owen, has given his prediction for tonight’s UEFA Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixture. Diego Simeone’s side head to the match following a 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga last weekend, while the Reds defeated Norwich City 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Providing his prediction, Owen was quoted by Sport Review as saying: “Liverpool goes into Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium with almost fully fit squad where they won their sixth Champions League trophy last June. “Diego Simeone’s side is unbeaten in their last t...
Correct Defeat, Lampard Tells Chelsea Players Over Man United Clash
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Correct Defeat, Lampard Tells Chelsea Players Over Man United Clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has urged his side to ‘correct’ their humiliating 4-0 defeat against Manchester United when they take on the Red Devils in tonight’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea was defeated 4-0 by Man United in the Premier League at Old Trafford earlier this season, but Lampard believes it did not feel nice for the Blues to lose the encounter despite their impressive performances against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “I didn’t see Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat to Man United at Old Trafford earlier this season as a real influential moment,” Lampard was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “It did not feel nice to lose with such a scoreline on that day. “It was only a surprise considering our performances against them, we had more possess...
Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United
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Michael Owen Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash Btw Chelsea and Man United

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in Monday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last encounter, while Man United played a goalless draw with Wolves. Providing his predictions, Owen was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Manchester United have not scored in their last three Premier League matches. “Their clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge would not provide many opportunities in terms of creating chances for goals. “Man United demolished Chelsea at Old Trafford 4-0 in the first league last year, but I expect Frank Lampard’s men to take all three points against the Red Devils in what would be a close tie.” The kick-off ti...
Injury Blows for Chelsea Ahead of Clash with Manchester United
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Injury Blows for Chelsea Ahead of Clash with Manchester United

Chelsea Coach, Frank Lampard has provided his team’s injury update ahead of their Premier League clash with Manchester United to Stamford Bridge on Monday night. The game between the two Premier League rivals could go a long way in determining who finishes fourth in the English topflight. Lampard told Chelsea official website on Saturday that star forward Christian Pulisic has been training with the U23s as he continues to recover from a hip injury. Pulisic, will, however, not be available for selection against United on Monday. England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek has also been working hard after recovering from a serious Achilles injury but the midfielder will not participate in the game. The manager also confirmed that striker Tammy Abraham is still feeling the ef...
Guardiola Makes Claims About Liverpool’s Lead over Man City
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Guardiola Makes Claims About Liverpool’s Lead over Man City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed that his side never expected Liverpool to be on top of the English Premier League (EPL) table with 22 points ahead of second-place at this stage of the season. Guardiola said this on Sunday before Manchester City’s Premier League clash with West Ham United that was postponed. The Spaniard told The National: “We [Man City] have a big rival Liverpool leading with 22 points. And that is not good at all. “We did something incredible last season, and Liverpool is doing it now. “We must admit that the gap [22 points] is big. “We did not expect it from them this season, but we have to respect them for that.” Liverpool moved 22 points ahead of Man City on the EPL table after defeating Southampton 4-0 before the winter break....
Schoolgirl Killed by Stray Bullet as Okada Riders and Police Clash in Iyana Ipaja Riot
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Schoolgirl Killed by Stray Bullet as Okada Riders and Police Clash in Iyana Ipaja Riot

The clash between okada riders and police officers in Iyana Ipaja has allegedly led to the death of a student. In a video shared online, a schoolgirl clad in her school uniform can be seen lying motionless on the floor. Blood soaked through her school uniform and concerned people tried to tie a cloth around her to stem the blood flow. There was a commotion around her as people screamed in distress as they tried unsuccessfully to offer whatever comfort they could to the dying girl.   The clash in Iyana Ipaja started this morning as a result of the okada and keke ban in Lagos. Watch the graphic video below.  
Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash As Members Turn Guns Against Each Other, Many Killed
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Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash As Members Turn Guns Against Each Other, Many Killed

Intense gunfire between two rival jihadist groups in northeast Nigeria has left several fighters dead, two sources with close knowledge of the incident told AFP on Monday. Fighters in pickup trucks from a Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau stormed a camp belonging to rival IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), resulting in a fierce gunbattle that caused several fatalities, the sources said. The Boko Haram jihadists attacked the camp in Sunnawa village in Abadam district near the border with Niger to reclaim their women seized by ISWAP fighters in an earlier raid on their camp across the border in Niger. Details of the clashes which happened on Wednesday were slow to emerge due to limited telecom services in the remote region. “It was a deadly fight...
Liverpool Finally Apologise to Evra
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Liverpool Finally Apologise to Evra

    Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra has revealed that Liverpool have apologised to him for wearing t-shirts in support of Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan racially abused him in 2011. Suarez, now Barcelona star, was banned for eight matches nine years ago and a day after the ban, Liverpool wore ‘Suarez 7’ t-shirts in the warm-up before facing Wigan. The matter has lingered with Evra earlier admitting that Liverpool’s action had left him feeling frustrated to say the least. The Frenchman has now revealed that Liverpool CEO Peter Moore has been in touch via a letter apologising for the incident. Speaking as a pundit on Sunday ahead of the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool Evr...
Klopp’s Team not One of the Best Ever – Solskjaer
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Klopp’s Team not One of the Best Ever – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Liverpool are not the greatest team in Premier League history. Liverpool are on track for their first league title since 1990, holding a 13-point lead with two games in hand. One of those matches will be against United at Anfield on Sunday. Solskjaer, who won six Premier League trophies and the Champions League as a player under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, however, insists longevity is the key to greatness. “If you are taking the long view, the very best teams are the ones who can do it again and again and again. “No one really matches Sir Alex in that respect but I would be the first to admit Jurgen Klopp has done a great job at Liverpool. “At the moment he seems to know what he’s going to get every t...
Liverpool vs Man United: Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Scoreline of Premier League Clash
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Liverpool vs Man United: Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Scoreline of Premier League Clash

Former Tottenaham and Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the scoreline of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will tackle the Premier League leaders, Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Man United head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Norwich City in their last encounter, while Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 1-0. Providing his prediction, Berbatov was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Obviously, I would like Man United to be the team to stop Liverpool’s unbeaten run, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like that. “But, Liverpool are too good at the moment and although it pains me to say it, they will probably get the result on Sunday, especially if Rashford isn’t playing, which will put...
Liverpool, Man United set to thrill fans on super Sunday
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Liverpool, Man United set to thrill fans on super Sunday

Football fans can look forward to an action-packed weekend starting from tomorrow January 17 to Sunday, January 19 when their favourite teams will engage in another thrilling round of games in the race to become ultimate champions of their respective leagues. In England, the pick of Premier League matches this weekend is undoubtedly the clash between league leaders Liverpool and struggling Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday evening. The tasty clash involving the top two most successful teams in the country will see them reigniting the North-West rivalry which dates back almost 126 years, with United leading with 88 wins compared to Liverpool’s 76. This game will be live on SuperSport Maximo and SuperSport 3. Both teams had played out a one-all draw when they met back...