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EPL Predictions For Week 10 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 10 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Below are my predictions for week 10: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - Draw Brighton vs Liverpool - Away Win Man City vs Burnley - Home Win Everton vs Leeds - BTS Westbrom vs Sheffield - Draw Southampton vs Man United - BTS Chelsea vs Tottenham - BTS Arsenal vs Wolves - BTS Leicester vs Fulham - Home Win Westham vs Aston Villa - Away Win If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N241,089. Odds: 927 Bet Code >> 2307893 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram @marcusowolabi
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EPL Predictions For Week 9 – By Owolabi Marcus

  English premier league is never short of drama. Many must have predicted correctly the outcome of some matches, but the shocking result of week 8 has to be Arsenal vs Aston Villa. Villa thrashed Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates stadium as Ollie Watkins continues his fine form with a double against the gunners. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 9: Newcastle vs Chelsea - Away Win Aston Villa vs Brighton - Home Win Tottenham vs Man City - BTS Man United vs Westbrom - Home Win Fulham vs Everton - Away Win Sheffield vs Westham - Draw Leeds vs Arsenal - BTS Liverpool vs Leicester - Home Win Burnley vs Crystal Palace - Away Win Wolves vs Southampton - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N23...
EPL Predictions For Week 8 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 8 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Fulham got their first win of the season by beating West Brom 2-0 at the Craven Cottage. Southampton beat Aston Villa 4-3 at Villa Park. Arsenal shocked Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in week 7 of the English premier league. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 8: Brighton vs Burnley - Draw Southampton vs Newcastle - BTS Everton vs Man United - BTS Crystal Palace vs Leeds - Away Win Chelsea vs Sheffield - Home Win Westham vs Fulham - Home Win Westbrom vs Tottenham - Away Win Leicester vs Wolves - BTS Man City vs Liverpool - BTS Arsenal vs Aston Villa - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N151,821. Odds: 583.927 Bet Code >> 2099062 You don't necess...
EPL Predictions For Week 7 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 7 – By Owolabi Marcus

  On week 6, Southampton ends Everton unbeaten run, Leeds United ends Aston Villa perfect start to a premier league season ever. Manchester City settled for a draw against resurgence West Ham while Leicester shocked Arsenal at the Emirates. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 7: Wolves vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Sheffield vs Man City - Away Win Burnley vs Chelsea - Away Win Liverpool vs Westham - Home Win Aston Villa vs Southampton - BTS Newcastle vs Everton - BTS Man United vs Arsenal - BTS Tottenham vs Brighton - Home Win Fulham vs West Brom - BTS Leeds vs Leicester - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N37,215 Bet Code >> 2029605 You don't necessarily h...
EPL Predictions For Week 5 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 5 – By Owolabi Marcus

  Week 4 saw the English champions Liverpool whooped by Aston Villa, while Manchester United recorded their second defeat of the season as they lost to Spurs. What more can we expect this week? Below are my predictions for week 5: Everton vs Liverpool - BTS Chelsea vs Southampton - BTS Man City vs Arsenal - BTS Newcastle vs Man United - BTS Sheffield vs Fulham - Home Win Crystal Palace vs Brighton - BTS Tottenham vs Westham - BTS Leicester vs Aston Villa - BTS Westbrom vs Burnley - Draw Leeds vs Wolves - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N124,457 Bet Code >> 1916268 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck. You can follow me on Tw...
EPL Predictions For Week 3 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 3 – By Owolabi Marcus

    Though fans are not back in the stadiums, EPL dramas continue as the reigning champions Liverpool thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with Sadio Mane scoring a brace. Crystal Palace shocked Manchester United at Old Trafford with Zaha scoring twice. We can only expect more drama in week 3. Below are my predictions for week 3: Brighton vs Manchester United - BTS Crystal Palace vs Everton - Away Win Westbrom vs Chelsea - Away Win Burnley vs Southampton - BTS Sheffield vs Leeds - BTS Tottenham vs Newcastle - BTS Man City vs Leicester - Home Win Westham vs Wolves - Away Win Fulham vs Aston Villa - BTS Liverpool vs Arsenal - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N82,334 Bet Code >> 1759...
EPL Predictions For Week 2 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 2 – By Owolabi Marcus

Everton vs Westbrom - Home win Leeds vs Fulham - Home win Man United vs Crystal Palace - Home win Arsenal vs Westham - Home win Southampton vs Tottenham - BTS Newcastle vs Bournemouth - Home win Chelsea vs Liverpool - BTS Leicester vs Burnley - Home win Aston Villa vs Sheffield - BTS Wolves vs Man City - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N69,924 Bet Code >> 1693005 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.
Juventus put Douglas Costa up for sale following injury woes
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Juventus put Douglas Costa up for sale following injury woes

Manchester United are one of the clubs linked with the Brazil international, whose physical problems are set to see him forced out of Turin Juventus have elected to put attacker Douglas Costa up for sale due to the Brazilian’s persistent problems with injury, Goal can confirm. Manchester United are set to have their ears pricked by this news, as they have been closely linked with the 29-year-old wideman in the past, but the more persistent interest has come from clubs in the UAE. The player, however, is not keen on departing Juve as he wishes to prove himself at a club he joined in 2017, initially on loan, following a two-year stint in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
EPL Predictions For Week 1 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 1 – By Owolabi Marcus

Welcome back!!! EPL is back and we are very excited. Though the fans are still going to be locked out, we will enjoy football from the comfort of our homes due to coronavirus. Below are the games for week 1 of the English premier league. Fulham vs Arsenal - Away win Crystal Palace vs Southampton - BTS Westham vs Newcastle - BTS Liverpool vs Leeds United - BTS Westbrom vs Leicester - Away win Tottenham vs Everton - BTS Brighton vs Chelsea - Away win Sheffield vs Wolves - Draw If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N27,047 Bet Code >> 1624886 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.
Messi will not show for Barcelona training amid exit reports
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Messi will not show for Barcelona training amid exit reports

The Argentina international believes his contract with the Camp Nou club is up and has distanced himself from the side further Lionel Messi is set to take another step away from Barcelona by not showing for training on Monday, with the Argentina international of the belief that his contract with the club is over, Goal can confirm. Messi stunned the footballing world when he presented the club’s board with a transfer request following the conclusion of what was a disappointing 2019-20 campaign for the Catalans, insistent that he had a clause in his deal that would allow him to leave the club on a free transfer. La Liga has quashed those hopes by siding with Barca, who claim that clause expired in June, on the issue, meaning that if he is to leave, any club will have to meet his b...
Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move
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Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move

Chelsea are close to agreeing a £50 million deal with Leicester City for Ben Chilwell, according to Sky Sports. The two Premier League clubs have made progress in negotiations this week. Although nothing has been signed yet, a deal is expected to be completed early next week. Leicester have constantly made it clear they will not allow their players leave for low fees, and last summer, they made Manchester United pay £80m for Harry Maguire. The former champions are not under pressure to sell, as Chilwell is under contract until 2024, but the situation could change if he wants to leave. Chilwell is understood to be keen on the move with the opportunity for Champions League football at Chelsea.
EPL Predictions For Week 36 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 36 – By Owolabi Marcus

Chelsea vs Norwich - Home Win Man City vs Bournemouth - Home Win Burnley vs Wolves - BTS Newcastle vs Tottenham - BTS Arsenal vs Liverpool - BTS Everton vs Aston Villa - BTS Leicester vs Sheffield - BTS Crystal Palace vs Man United - BTS Southampton vs Brighton - BTS Westham vs Watford - BTS If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N45,492 Bet Code >> 235857884 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.  
UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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UEFA Reacts as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

UEFA has reacted to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), to overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competitions. The ruling means City will play in the Champions League next season. The former English champions have also had their fine reduced from £25million to £8.9million. City had been banned by UEFA for breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, but have had the decision overturned by CAS. However, a statement from European football’s governing body on Monday, showed they were not happy with what they see as many of City’s alleged breaches being “time-barred.” “UEFA notes that the CAS panel found that there was insufficient conclusive evidence to uphold all of the CFCB’s conclusions in this specific case and that many of the alleged...
EPL Predictions For Week 35 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 35 – By Owolabi Marcus

Watford vs Newcastle - BTS Norwich vs Westham - Away Win Liverpool vs Burnley - Home Win Sheffield vs Chelsea - BTS Brighton vs Man City - Away Win Wolves vs Everton - BTS Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace - BTS Tottenham vs Arsenal - BTS Bournemouth vs Leicester - Away Win Man United vs Southampton - Home Win If you stake N200 on www.nairabet.com or any Nairabet shop, you could win N49,258 Bet Code >> 235591456 You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.
EPL Predictions For Week 31 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 31 – By Owolabi Marcus

English premier league is finally back. Loads of exciting results from week 30, below are the predictions for week 31. Leicester City vs Brighton - Home Win Tottenham vs West Ham - Home Win Man U vs Sheffield - Home Win Newcastle vs Aston Villa - BTS Norwich vs Everton - Away Win Wolves vs Bournemouth - Home Win Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - Home Win Burnley vs Watford - BTS Southampton vs Arsenal - BTS Chelsea vs Man City - BTS You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck.
Balotelli is throwing his talent away – Mancini
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Balotelli is throwing his talent away – Mancini

The Azzurri coach is hopeful the striker can live up to his "remarkable" potential one day Italy manager Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli is throwing his talent away but still has time to turn his career around. The former Liverpool and Manchester City forward is expected to soon depart Serie A side Brescia after failing to live up to team standards set by manager Diego Lopez. The 29-year-old has played for three different clubs in as many years with his last international appearance now dating back to 2018.
Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea
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Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, has predicted that the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, can raise Frank Lampard’s to the next level. Werner officially completed a £53 million move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, on Thursday. The 24-year-old will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge in July. But Azpilicueta the Germany international is a big addition for the Blues. “He is an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta told Sky Sport...
Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

The latest round of EFL Coronavirus testing has returned eight positive results from a total of 2213 tests on players and staff in the Championship. In a statement, the English Football League revealed that the eight positive Covid-19 tests are from six clubs and that the tests were carried out from last Thursday until midnight Tuesday. An EFL statement read: “The EFL can confirm that 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of the past week with eight individuals testing positive from six Clubs. “Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.” The results fro...
Dallas Cowboys Running back, Ezekiel Elliott and ‘Five Other NFL stars Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Dallas Cowboys Running back, Ezekiel Elliott and ‘Five Other NFL stars Test Positive for Coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back, Ezekiel Elliott and five other NFL stars have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. Elliott's agent, Rocky Arceneaux told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that the running back tested positive for Coronavirus. He also added that Elliott is feeling good at the moment. At least two Cowboys players including Ezekiel Elliott and four Houston Texans players have tested positive for coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the results told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. According to the publication, the person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal the medical information. But none of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities, and the teams have been following the proper health protocols. The two ...
‘The lower leagues are dying’ – Wenger fears for clubs due to coronavirus
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‘The lower leagues are dying’ – Wenger fears for clubs due to coronavirus

The Frenchman believes that the COVID-19 crisis will serve only to make the rich stronger - and he does not think this is healthy Arsene Wenger, FIFA's chief of global football development, has painted a stark picture for many lower league clubs in England, warning that they face a difficult fight for survival due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former Arsenal manager, who attained legendary status with the Gunners after a stint with the north London side that lasted 19 years, is well versed in the make up of English football. Having looked at the situation, Wenger holds no fear for clubs at the top level, but is concerned about those in the EFL system, where wages represent a huge proportion of turnover and clubs rely heavily on matchday income that will be denied to t...
Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold
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Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold

Eight Premier League clubs have crossed UEFA’s Financial Fair Play threshold, the UK Mirror reports. This is contained in the Annual Review of Football Finance published by Deloitte, examining clubs’ expenditure and revenue. The review from the 2018/2019 season, showed that eight top-flight clubs are above the 70% warning threshold stipulated by UEFA. Among them are Bournemouth, Everton and Leicester, who reported salaries to revenue ratios of 85%, 85% and 83% respectively. It is the first time since the 2015/2016 campaign there is more than one Premier League club with a ratio of more than 80%. Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Fulham (who have since been relegated) were the other clubs to report figures above 70%.
Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?
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Premier League lockdown: What is new for 2019-20 season restart?

The English top-flight campaign is set to resume with some major differences affecting fans and players alike After the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plans finally came to fruition, top-flight football in England is set to return on June 17. With hopes that the campaign can be finished before the end of July, clubs and players will have to navigate a packed schedule with games set to be played on all seven days of the week. In many ways, football will look very different, as fans of the Bundesliga have already found.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey
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Chelsea, Bayern Munich eyeing Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey

The race for Hearts fullback Aaron Hickey is heating up. The Daily Mail says Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have joined the list of clubs pursuing Hearts defender Hickey. Chelsea, Lazio and Celtic are also interested in the highly-rated Tynecastle left-back, who turns 18 on Wednesday. Manchester City, Crystal Palace and AC Milan have been linked with the teenager as well. Hearts have yet to receive a formal offer for the talented teenager. But a number of major clubs from across Europe are now monitoring the Scotland youth international's situation as the Gorgie outfit face up to relegation from the top flight.
Agent expects Barcelona move for Liverpool target Gustavo Maia
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Agent expects Barcelona move for Liverpool target Gustavo Maia

Liverpool have been dealt a significant blow in their pursuit of Sao Paulo whizkid Gustavo Maia. Barcelona agreed to part with €1million for the option to sign him before the end of this month after Maia's performances at Copa Sao Paulo. The Catalan giants are now required to pay another €3.5m, and agent Danilo Silva is confident the deal will happen. "We are sure Barcelona will complete the purchase," agent Danilo Silva told Radio Transamerica. "There was already a signal from the club and [on Monday] Maia started private Spanish lessons to get more prepared. "Other clubs came to us in the last few months but he never had any doubt, he always wanted Barcelona.
EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts
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EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts

The Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches ahead of the planned resumption of the season, according to Sky Sports. However, the venues must be no more than 90 minutes away and players must travel in their own cars. Club coaching staff will officiate the matches, as PGMOL referees and assistants are yet to be tested for COVID-19. If played at a stadium, players will enter via the players’ entrance and walk straight onto the pitch, before warming up. Dressing rooms will not be used. Top-flight clubs were given the go-ahead to resume contract training last week, paving the way for competitive action to resume June 17.
Sassuolo director Carnevali adamant they don’t want to lose Boga
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Sassuolo director Carnevali adamant they don’t want to lose Boga

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali has reaffirmed their intentions to keep hold of Jeremie Boga. The former Chelsea wing-back is sought by clubs across Europe. “When he arrived here with us, few knew who Boga was, so our scouting department deserves credit for finding this talent and our coach Roberto De Zerbi for helping him to grow," Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali told Rai Radio 1. “He has many offers from Italy and abroad. Sassuolo made a real effort to sign him outright and now we will evaluate the situation. The objective is to keep him with us, because we must have a project and focus on growth. Sacrificing the biggest names is sometimes necessary, but not always. “Boga will continue to have clubs clamouring for him, and it'll be good for us if he continues to get...
‘Painful final defeats made Liverpool stronger’ – Mignolet sees Premier League leaders benefitting from heartache
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‘Painful final defeats made Liverpool stronger’ – Mignolet sees Premier League leaders benefitting from heartache

The Reds came unstuck in League Cup, Europa League and Champions League showpieces under Jurgen Klopp before finally scratching a trophy itch in 2019 Liverpool are stronger for the pain they suffered in the past, says Simon Mignolet, with final setbacks in the League Cup, Europa League and Champions League considered to have made the Reds the trophy-collecting machine they are today. When Jurgen Klopp took the reins at Anfield in October 2015, one of English football’s most decorated clubs had gone more than three years without major silverware. That barren run would stretch towards the seven-year mark as Liverpool continued to struggle in getting over the final hurdle in domestic and continental competition.
Philippe Coutinho’s Preferred Move Revealed
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Philippe Coutinho’s Preferred Move Revealed

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, wants a move to Chelsea this summer transfer window. DAILY POST recalls that Coutinho had drawn the interest of Chelsea in the past few weeks. The Brazilian international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona until the end of the season. Coutinho has struggled to find his top form since his £142million move to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2018. But according to Mundo Deportivo, the 27-year-old has the preference to join Frank Lampard’s side despite the interest from several other Premier League sides. Barcelona could demand between £72million to £81million for the playmaker, and they would be willing to accept offers from any interested clubs. Coutinho has scored nin...
Why Many Ex-footballers die of Depression, Suicide – Egbe
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Why Many Ex-footballers die of Depression, Suicide – Egbe

A FIFA match agent and C.E.O Monimichelli Sports facility & Construction limited, Mr. Ebi Egbe, has attributed the increased depression and high rate of suicide cases among ex-football internationals to lack of investment and diversification while in active football. Egbe, who stated that many footballers around the world fail to understand that there’s a life after their active football years, noted that they create a lifestyle around their income which sometimes becomes very difficult to sustain years after. In an exclusive interview on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, with DAILY POST, Egbe said, “Ex-players are getting extremely depressed, some even commit suicide all around the world and not just in Bayelsa State; if nothing is done about it, ...
COVID-19: Kante Decides to Stay Away from Chelsea Training
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COVID-19: Kante Decides to Stay Away from Chelsea Training

Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, was given permission by the club to miss training on Wednesday. According to Sky Sports, the France international expressed safety concerns over a return amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Kante was present at Cobham on Tuesday, on the first day Premier League clubs were allowed to resume small group sessions. However, the 29-year-old decided against training on Wednesday. Kante lost his older brother to a heart attack just weeks before the 2018 World Cup and a few months earlier, the player himself fainted in training before being given a clean bill of health.
Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing
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Six Premier League players and staff from three different clubs test positive for Coronavirus after massive testing

The Premier League has confirmed that six people from three different clubs have tested positive for Coronavirus after the first wave were carried out within the top-flight this week. A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs. “Players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public in this way after each round of testing.” Clubs an...
Chelsea tell Juventus Jorginho’s price tag
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Chelsea tell Juventus Jorginho’s price tag

Chelsea has set a price tag for their midfielder, Jorginho, amid interest from Juventus. Jorginho has drawn interest from Juventus in the past few days. Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri, is keen to work with Jorginho again for the third time. Sarri coached the 28-year-old at Napoli and Chelsea, respectively, during his time at both clubs. Jorginho currently has three years left on his contract with Chelsea. According to TuttoSport, Chelsea is demanding at least, £58million (€65m) for Jorginho. Jorginho has enjoyed a fine season under Blues manager, Frank Lampard, so far. The Italy international has since commended the work of Lampard for turning the tide on some negativity surrounding him. Jorginho said: “He [Frank Lampard] has always spoke...
‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare
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‘I Don’t Care Whether it is Rohr or Not we need a Competent coach’ – Sport Minister Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has waded into the debate surrounding the Nigerian Football Federation's negotiations with Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr for an extension of his contract. Rohr’s four year contract with the national team expires in June and he has been in negotiations with NFF on a new deal. Rohr has accepted new conditions such as living in Nigeria and being paid in Naira- placed in his contract, but has added his own moderations to the contract with the NFF yet to make a decision on his new deal. The delay to Rohr’s contract renewal has increased speculation that the federation might not want the German tactician to continue as manager of the Super Eagles. Sunday Dare has now come out to say what the national team needs a competent...
Club Brugge declared champions as Belgian Pro League officially ends 2019-20 season
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Club Brugge declared champions as Belgian Pro League officially ends 2019-20 season

The decision to end the campaign has now been officially confirmed, nearly six weeks after clubs voted in favour of the step The Belgian Pro League season is officially over after the General Assembly voted to accept finalising the league table with each club having played 29 games. The confirmation means Club Brugge have been crowned champions and will enter the group stage of the 2020-21 Champions League. Gent finish second and go into Champions League qualifying while Sporting Charleroi, Royal Antwerp and Standard Liege go into the Europa League.
LaLiga warns Barcelona, Real Madrid, Others over Big Deals this Summer
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LaLiga warns Barcelona, Real Madrid, Others over Big Deals this Summer

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has warned clubs that financial regulations will be enforced strictly next season. Tebas had told clubs they cannot spend beyond their means this summer and will have to cut salaries to cope with the financial implications of COVID-19. “We have seen the cash flows for each club and right now they have squads which exceed the [financial] limits we will establish for next season,” Tebas told the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Deportivo. “That brings consequences. Clubs are going to have to look at their academies and come up with a strategy to reduce salaries. There’s no other solution. Transfers that exceed financial limits will not be allowed – impossible.” LaLiga has had a cap in place since 2013, which stipulates ...
Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters
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Every Premier League club would rather play at home over neutral venues, admits CEO Masters

Richard Masters says there is "an ongoing dialogue" with authorities over the league's 'Project Restart' plans Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says every club in the division would rather play games at home stadiums than neutral venues. The current plan to play games at a small number of neutral grounds has divided opinion among fans and pundits, and there have been suggestions that the Premier League could ask the government to reconsider their advice on the subject. Masters says there is “an ongoing dialogue” between authorities, and he says he knows clubs would rather play in more familiar surroundings.
Premier League clubs discuss curtailing season for first time
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Premier League clubs discuss curtailing season for first time

Clubs still hope to finish the season in its entirety, but Premier League chief executive Richard Masters acknowledged that may not happen Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says clubs discussed curtailing the season for the first time on Monday in the aftermath of prime minister Boris Johnson's latest updates for opening the United Kingdom. The league's 20 clubs took part in a video conference on Monday in an effort to try and find a solution to finish the remaining 92 games of the season. Clubs are said to be determined to finish the season to avoid having to pay back any television money or sponsorship payments, but it may not be possible to play out all of the remaining games.
South Korean Capital Closes Bars And Clubs Over Fears Of Second Virus Wave
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South Korean Capital Closes Bars And Clubs Over Fears Of Second Virus Wave

The nation has been held up as a global model in how to curb the virus, but the order from the Seoul mayor on Saturday followed the new infection cluster in Itaewon, one of the city’s busiest nightlife districts. More than two dozen cases were linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at five clubs and bars in Itaewon last weekend. Health authorities have warned of a further spike in infections, with around 7,200 people estimated to have visited the five establishments identified. “Carelessness can lead to an explosion in infections,” Seoul mayor Park Won-soon said, adding the order will remain in effect indefinitely. Of the 18 new South Korean cases reported on Saturday, 17 were tied to the Itaewon cluster, according to the Korea Centers for Disea...
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
Yaya Toure Backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA Presidency
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Yaya Toure Backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA Presidency

African football star, Yaya Toure has announced that he is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate, Didier Drogba's bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF). Drogba, a former Chelsea player, announced he would be running for the post in September 2019, though by April 2020, his campaign took a major hit as some of his ex teammates decided against voting for him, instead choosing current incumbent Sory Diabate.   11 out of 14 former Ivory Coast players including Drogba’s former assistant captain, Didier Zokora voted for Sory Diabate. Drogba and current FIF vice president, Idriss Diallo, got zero votes between them, with three former players withdrawing from the vote. Current Ivory coast players haven't voted yet, and Yaya Toure is hoping a push f...
Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2
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Ten (10) Players Test Positive to COVID-19 in Bundesliga 1, 2

Authorities of the German Football League (DFL) on Monday disclosed that ten players from the country’s top two divisions (Bundesliga 1, 2) have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Sky Sports. The ten people tested positive after a total of 1,724 COVID-19 tests were carried out on players from 36 clubs in Bundesliga 1 and 2. DAILY POST recalls that the Bundesliga has been suspended since March this year due to the spread of coronavirus across the globe. The Bundesliga is ready to return to action on May 9 if the German government gives it the green light. “If we start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later, we will be ready again,” DFL Chief Executive, Christian Seifert, said in April. “For us, what is decisive is what the politicians will decide. It...
Coronavirus: La Liga Gives Latest Update on when Season will Resume
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Coronavirus: La Liga Gives Latest Update on when Season will Resume

The La Liga on Monday disclosed that the football clubs in Spain’s top two divisions would resume training for the first time this week in a bid to restart the season in June. DAILY POST had reported that La Liga, including other major leagues in Europe, were suspended due to the spread of coronavirus across the world. A statement from the organizing body revealed that clubs would follow the league’s rules for resuming training, which had been agreed with Spain’s sports and health authorities in order to guarantee the safety of players, coaches, and staff. The rules oblige players to undergo testing for the COVID-19 before they can return to their training facilities. “These measures cover a period of approximately four weeks with different phases that, in any case, will be...
African great’ Kwadwo Asamoah let down by playing position in Caf Player of the Year pursuit – Laryea
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African great’ Kwadwo Asamoah let down by playing position in Caf Player of the Year pursuit – Laryea

The 2008 Afcon star speaks on the career of his former international colleague who has made a name for himself at Juventus and Inter Milan Former Ghana international Laryea Kingston believes Inter Milan ace Kwadwo Asamoah rates among the greatest African footballers ever but believes the utility man has been let down by his playing position. At 31, Asamoah, who is reportedly set for a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce or Galatasaray when the transfer window opens in the summer, is nearing the twilight of his career after time on the pitch for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Juventus. The former Udinese attacker has had a glittering career, having won Serie A on six occasions with Juventus, the Coppa Italia four times and the Italian Super Cup in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Jota’s Wolves destroys Ndidi’s Leicester City 8-2 in ePremier League invitational
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Jota’s Wolves destroys Ndidi’s Leicester City 8-2 in ePremier League invitational

The Portuguese forward had the better of the Nigerian midfielder in the video game series Wolves forward Diogo Jota saw off Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi 8-2 in the Round of 16 of the ePremier League invitational. The competition sees league players come up against one another representing their clubs in the Fifa 20 video game. The competition aims to keep fans and players engaged during the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic, with proceeds going to the #PlayersTogether initiative to support NHS staff at the forefront of the pandemic in the UK.
Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9
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Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9

Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9 as English football bids to get back underway, according to reports. Managers across the top flight are said to have held talks with players about plans to get back to the training pitch ahead of a proposed restart to the season following over a month of suspension due to coronavirus, the Sun reports. Teams such as Bournemouth, West Ham, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace are all lining up the date with clubs eager to get players back up to scratch after being forced to monitor their fitness levels remotely from home. Chris Wilder's Sheffield United had initially planned to get back on the training pitch as early as May 4 but have now adjusted the date to May 9. At a Premier League meeting on Friday, clubs committed to f...
Samir Nasri ‘set to be sacked by Anderlecht’ after going AWOL during lockdown
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Samir Nasri ‘set to be sacked by Anderlecht’ after going AWOL during lockdown

Former Arsenal and Manchester City ace Samir Nasri is reportedly set to be sacked by Belgian side Anderlecht after failing to contact them while in lockdown. According to Belgian outlet Derniere Heure, Nasri fled to Dubai but has not spoken to club officials at all. Anderlecht asked all of their players to let them know of their whereabouts while in lockdown but Nasri appears to have gone AWOL, with the 32-year-old the only one who has ignored the club's wishes. Anderlecht are now contemplating axing the playmaker, who joined the club on a free transfer at the start of the season after a short stint at West Ham United. Nasri has made just five appearances, with his time in Belgium badly affected by injury problems. Speaking back in February, Anderlecht's sporting director Mi...
Premier League games to be staged over June and July for TV
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Premier League games to be staged over June and July for TV

Premier League games could be staged over June and July, it has been claimed. The Times says most clubs have nine games of the domestic season remaining and with the season indefinitely suspended, clubs are desperate to finish the season with revenue from broadcasting deals at stake. As a result, a source in contact with Premier League chairmen believes when football returns, it'll be played solely as an event for TV and multiple games a day could be played at the national stadium. "By June or July they will be playing games solely as TV events," the source said "If they have to play four games a day at Wembley to get it done, they will do that." As of yet, no return date has been set in stone by the Premier League, as the UK remains in a state of lockdown
Bayern Munich plan bid for Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth
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Bayern Munich plan bid for Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth

Bayern Munich are interested in Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth. The Norway international is on-loan at Trabzonspor this season, where his stunning goalscoring form has attracted interest from Europe's biggest clubs. Fussball Transfers says Bayern are keen and ready to cough up to sign Sorloth this summer. Trabzonspor can sign Sorloth permanently for €6m and are willing to sell him on for a massive profit in the coming months. It's suggested €25-30m will be enough for Bayern to land Sorloth for next season.
Everton, Southampton keen on Hellas Verona keeper Silvestri
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Everton, Southampton keen on Hellas Verona keeper Silvestri

Everton and Southampton are among the Premier League clubs interested in signing Marco Silverstri. The Hellas Verona star has been excellent at both the Italian club and Leeds United before then. He is now on the trail of top Premier League teams, per Tuttomercatoweb. Aside from the Saints and Toffees, Norwich City are also interested. Silvestri would welcome a Premier League move. But he would want to go to a club where he is first choice, and that would be difficult at Everton with Jordan Pickford in the picture.