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Shaquille O’Neal picks up a win in his All Elite Wrestling debut
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Shaquille O’Neal picks up a win in his All Elite Wrestling debut

On Wednesday night, wrestling fans were in for a treat, watching NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal take to the AEW ring. He teamed up with Jade Cargill to take on Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. Ahead of the match, Rhodes touched on what he thought his opponent's weakness would be. When it was finally event time, the 7-foot-1, 365-pound retired NBA player made his grand entrance before a limited crowd. Fans cheered on O'Neal as he joined his teammate and took the stage. Take a look at his intro: HERE WE GO! If you're not watching you better tune in right now! Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama.@SHAQ @Jade_Cargill pic.twitter.com/wmM5X7Bl3I — All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 4, 2021 🚨 IT'S HAPPENING 🚨 @SHAQ and @Jade_Cargill vs @CodyRhodes and @Thee_Red_Velvet is the opening match...
Shola Shoretire Breaks Man Utd Record During 0-0 Draw With Sociedad
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Shola Shoretire Breaks Man Utd Record During 0-0 Draw With Sociedad

Manchester United winger, Shola Shoretire, set a new club record after making his Europa League debut on Thursday night. Shoretire was introduced in the second half of their 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. The Red Devils progressed to the last 16 of the competition on a 4-0 aggregate. The teenager is now the youngest player to feature in Europe in Manchester United’s entire history. When Shoretire replaced Greenwood at the age of just 17 years and 23 days, he beat the previous mark set by Norman Whiteside back in 1982.   Whiteside was 17 years and 131 days when he played in Europe for the first time, and he went on to feature in over 200 games across all competitions for the Manchester outfit
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Speaks on Shoretire’s Debut in 3-1 Win
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Speaks on Shoretire’s Debut in 3-1 Win

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed his confidence that Shola Shoretire will go on to have a long career at the club, after handing the teenager his debut. Shoretire, 17, was given a short cameo off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle. The teenager replaced Marcus Rashford in the 89th minute of the match with the win already assured. Solskjaer has now said Shoretire – who was also part of the squad that took on Real Sociedad in the Europa League – has been performing well in training and earned his chance to record a first Premier League appearance for United. When asked if it was good to see Shoretire make his debut and get some minutes under his belt, Solskjaer told MUTV: “Yeah of course. And he’s going to keep playing man...
Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham
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Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham

Josh Maja said he saw a dream become reality as he marked his full debut with a brace to help Fulham boost their Premier League survival hopes with a deserved win at Everton. The visitors were by far the better side in the first half but were left frustrated as they missed several opportunities to score, with Bobby Decordova-Reid hitting the post and Harrison Reed driving over. But their dominance was rewarded early in the second half when Nigerian striker Maja - a deadline day signing on loan from Bordeaux - slid in to turn home Ola Aina's cross from close range. Maja, 22, then capped a superb debut with a second, tapping in after Reed's shot had hit the woodwork. The former Sunderland striker said: "This is a night I have been dreaming about for a long time. I had a feeli...
Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record
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Barcelona vs Alaves: Messi Matches Xavi’s Record

  Lionel Messi has moved level with Xavi Hernandez as Barcelona’s record appearance maker in LaLiga, after he played in their 5-1 victory over Alaves on Saturday. The 33-year-old matched Xavi’s tally of 505 league appearances for the club. Messi will now break the record, when he plays against Cadiz on February in their next league fixture. His current teammate, Sergio Busquets sits fourth on the list with 399 appearances, behind Andres Iniesta. Xavi also holds the record for most appearances for Barcelona across all competitions with 767, a figure Messi is just eight games short of. Messi made his debut for Barca over 16 years ago in October 2004. Since then, he has scored 651 times, winning 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.
FA Cup: Tuche Includes Bate, Anjorin in Chelsea’s Squad to Face Barnsley
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FA Cup: Tuche Includes Bate, Anjorin in Chelsea’s Squad to Face Barnsley

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has included youngster, Lewis Bate, in Chelsea’s squad for their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Barnsley on Thursday night. Tuchel also included another youngster, Tino Anjorin, in Chelsea’s squad for the trip to Barnsley, according to Metro UK. Bate has been training with Chelsea’s first team this week but is yet to make his senior debut. The 18-year-old, who plays in central midfield, is a regular for Chelsea’s Under-23s and was named Premier League 2 Player of the Month last December. Anjorin has scored five goals in eight appearances for Chelsea’s Under-23s this season. The 19-year-old made his full debut under former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, when the Blues drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge against Krasnodar in the Champions League las...
Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time
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Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time

Nigerian player, Eberechi Eze, has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for January. The award given to him on Monday, February 8,  was the second time the 22-year-old scooped the monthly accolade in his debut Premier League season after winning the prize in November. He helped Crystal Palace win two of their five Premier League matches, scoring two goals. The fans gave him 36 percent of their votes to win the award while Vicente Guaita and Jairo Riedewald followed in the second and third spots respectively.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: How Odegaard Snubbed Arsene Wenger
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: How Odegaard Snubbed Arsene Wenger

A former head of youth scouting at Arsenal, Steve Morrow, has claimed Martin Odegaard snubbed a move to the club when Arsene Wenger was still manager. Odegaard, who was a teenager at the time, chose to sign for Real Madrid instead. The Norwegian was one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe, when he made his debut for Stromsgodset at 15. Now Morrow has claimed Arsenal made their move to sign Odegaard six years ago. “I first scouted him when he was 14 and was just amazed by his talent, his technical level and his intelligence for such a young player,” Morrow told The Times. “I put a lot of work in, scouted Martin for 18 months and got very close to him and his family. “We had permission from Stromsgodset to invite the player over and it was down to us and Real Mad...
Jesse Lingard hits double on his West Ham debut
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Jesse Lingard hits double on his West Ham debut

  Manchester United loanee Lingard - making his first Premier League start in 13 months - netted West Ham's second with a thunderous effort after 56 minutes. And the 28-year-old doubled his tally in the closing stages after Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez failed to hold on to his strike. "It is great when you bring someone in and they do well," West Ham boss Moyes told BBC Sport. "If he keeps up the form he showed tonight, and he is not completely match fit, scoring the goals, he will not be far way from Gareth Southgate's England squad in the summer." Midfielder Tomas Soucek had put the visitors in front at Villa Park, finishing off Said Benrahma's pass in the 51st minute. Ollie Watkins gave Villa a glimmer of hope, making it 2-1 with nine minutes remaining, before L...
Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic
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Tottenham vs Chelsea: How Thomas Tuchel Helped my Career – Christian Pulisic

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has revealed that the club’s manager helped him when he was a young player. According to Pulisic, Tuchel trusted him and gave him chances to play football, adding that he only has good memories of the German. The United States international said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday. Pulisic played under Tuchel during their time together at Bundesliga side, Dortmund. “The manager trusted in me and most importantly gave me chances to play, so I am grateful for that. He definitely helped me as a young player, and I only have good memories of that time.” “We had some success at Dortmund together, and it’s been good to see him again and work with him once more.” “It’s been good so far,” Pulisic tol...
Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season
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Oladapo Afolayan Joins Bolton Wanderers on Loan From West Ham Until the End of Season

England-born Nigerian footballer, Oladapo Afolayan has joined Bolton on loan from West Ham until the end of the season. The 23-year-old striker made a goalscoring debut for the Hammers last month in a 4-0 victory against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup and is understood to have been recommended to the League Two side by ex-skipper Kevin Nolan. “We are really pleased to have brought in Dapo,” said Wanderers boss Ian Evatt. “He’s quick, strong and technical and a very exciting attacking talent who can play all along the front three.” Afolayan joined West Ham from Solihull Moors in 2018, having spent his youth at a multitude of clubs: Harrow St Marys, Chelsea, Toronto FC, Barnet, Tooting & Mitcham United, and Toronto Varsity Blues. He also spent time on loan at Oldham and Mans...
‘Omo Ghetto’ is officially the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time
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‘Omo Ghetto’ is officially the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time

Funke Akindele-Bello and JJC Skillz’ directorial debut film “Omo Ghetto (The Saga)” has been named Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie of all time.   The 2020 comedy movie broke a four-year record held by Kemi Adetiba’s 2016 movie “The Wedding Party“, after it grossed N468,036,300 after three straight weeks of maintaining the number one spot according to a statement published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).     “The Wedding Party” on the other hand has raked in N453,000,000 while its sequel “The Wedding Party 2” took the third spot with N433,197,377.   While this comes as a surprise as the Nigerian entertainment industry has been crippled by the pandemic, Kemi Adetiba who produced Wedding Party (the former highest-grossing...
I am Suffering From Depression – Jordon Ibe Opens Up
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I am Suffering From Depression – Jordon Ibe Opens Up

Derby winger, Jordon Ibe, has opened up on his struggle with depression. The 25-year-old bared it all in an emotional Instagram post. Ibe joined the Championship side from Bournemouth as a free agent at the end of last season. Since then, he has made one appearance this season and has not been included in a matchday squad in 2021 under manager Wayne Rooney. “I want to apologise to all my fans around the world. I’ve found (sic) myself in a dark place, due to suffering from depression. It’s no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just find things hard truly “I appreciate all the love and messages from everyone. Times are hard in general due to this pandemic. I have the full support from my family and the Derby County football club. “I will fix myself ...
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Armstrong Oko-Flex Nearly Makes Celtic Debut With AirPods In His Ears

    Celtic youngster Armstrong Oko-Flex nearly made his professional debut for the club with AirPods in his ears. The Hoops were taking on Hibernian on Monday evening and wanted to inject something fresh up front. Oko-Flex was called from the bench and was ready to make his Scottish Premiership debut. But the 18-year-old still had his AirPods in while putting his shirt on and he was seconds away from taking to the pitch with them still in. It's likely he was using them to communicate with members of the Celtic coaching staff who weren't in attendance at the game. Manager Neil Lennon and 14 Celtic players were forced to self-isolate after Christopher Jullien tested positive for Covid-19. Regardless of the reason, fans were still in shock at seeing Oko-Flex ...
Rema Announces Plan To Release Debut Album
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Rema Announces Plan To Release Debut Album

Singer Rema has revealed he will be releasing his debut album. The 20-year-old made this revelation in a tweet on Monday. He said, “Album, Yes.” The ‘Bad Commando’ singer had hinted at his album earlier saying all his songs will be bangers. “Bangers all year,” he wrote. Rema did not reveal the name of his album and the release date. Born Divine Ikubor, Rema shot to limelight with his song ‘Iron Man’ which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist. He is signed to Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.
Jude Bellingham makes England debut
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Jude Bellingham makes England debut

Manager Gareth Southgate gave his undercard a chance as he kept England's main players back for the Uefa Nations League match in Belgium on Sunday - but they still had far too much for an outclassed Republic side. Jude Bellingham, brought on as a substitute for his debut in the second half, became England's third-youngest full international at 17 years and 137 days. And Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson also won his first senior cap as a half-time replacement for Burnley's Nick Pope. Harry Maguire, given the captain's armband, erased some of the misery of his last England appearance - when he was sent off in the Nations League home defeat by Denmark - by heading in Harry Winks' cross after 18 minutes. Jadon Sancho doubled England's advantage before the break and t...
Walcott Set For Saints Debut At Chelsea As Armstrong And Djenepo Miss Out
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Walcott Set For Saints Debut At Chelsea As Armstrong And Djenepo Miss Out

    Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo will miss Southampton’s Premier League trip to Chelsea on Saturday but manager Ralph Hasenhuettl sees this as an opportunity to hand deadline day signing Theo Walcott his debut at Stamford Bridge. Midfielder Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Scotland and will complete his 10-day isolation period on Friday. “He cannot train with us and has been in quarantine,” Hasenhuettl told reporters on Thursday. “It’s a pity that he is out now. Nobody else has tested positive and we are all fine.   “I hope he is back in on Friday and then Saturday, so that he can be an option for next weekend.” Meanwhile, Malian winger Djenepo, who scored his first league goal in over a year in Southampton’s...
Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca
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Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca

The 25-year-old midfielder looks poised continue his development with the Stade Mohammed V outfit Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos. The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy. Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.
Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth
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Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth

Liam Delap marked his senior debut with a goal as defending champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round. The 17-year-old forward struck in the first half, latching on to Phil Foden's great ball before placing a composed finish beyond the goalkeeper. Sam Surridge equalised for Bournemouth when he found space to sweep home. But Foden secured the win late on, stabbing in after Riyad Mahrez's shot hit the post. Victory means City travel to fellow Premier League side Burnley in the fourth round. It was a memorable night for Delap, who is the son of former Stoke midfielder Rory. The forward was one of five teenagers handed a start by Pep Guardiola in a youthful City side that also included two 20-year-olds. Delap has only been a part of the City...
Nigerian/Spanish International, Marvin Park, Makes La Liga Debut
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Nigerian/Spanish International, Marvin Park, Makes La Liga Debut

Marvin Olawale Akinlabi Park (born 3 July 2000) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid. He made his La Liga debut today 20 September 2020 with a cameo in the match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad which ended in a goalless draw. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Park
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Kai Havertz Brutally Mocked By Fans After Passing To Linesman During Chelsea Debut
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Kai Havertz Brutally Mocked By Fans After Passing To Linesman During Chelsea Debut

Chelsea new boy Kai Havertz was brutally mocked by football fans on social media following his woeful cross-field pass. Havertz made his competitive debut for Chelsea in the 3-1 win over Brighton at the AMEX on Monday. But the £75 million man failed to make a huge impression on his first appearance for his new club. In fact, the 21-year-old was ridiculed by ruthless supporters who slammed his attempted pass in the second half. With the score 1-0 to Chelsea, Havertz got himself on the ball and tried to switch play. Though he completely fluffed his effort, kicking the ball out of play for a throw-in. Needless to say, fans pulled no punches as they trolled the attacking star. One Twitter user sarcastically wrote: "Pass of the season by Kai Havertz." A second tweeted:...
Victor Osimhen Bags Hat-trick, Assist In Napoli Debut
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Victor Osimhen Bags Hat-trick, Assist In Napoli Debut

Victor Osimhen was on fire on Friday, scoring three times inside eight minutes and bagging an assist as he took to the field for the first time as a Napoli player in a preseason friendly. I Partenopei have been holding their preseason camp at the Castel Di Sangria ahead of the new Serie A season and are participating in a three-team tournament as they rack up their fitness levels. The 21-year-old Napoli record signing, playing with his new teammates for the first time, scored his side’s opener against fourth-division L’Aquila in the second minute, added a second a minute later before completing his hat-trick in the 8th-minute as he made an explosive start to his Napoli career. Although it was only a preseason game against fourth-division fodder, Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso wo...
Cardi B Surprises Megan Thee Stallion with a Birkin Bag After Their Song ‘WAP’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard
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Cardi B Surprises Megan Thee Stallion with a Birkin Bag After Their Song ‘WAP’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

Singer Cardi B,  has surprised rapper, Megan Thee Stallion a Birkin bag to celebrate after their song, “WAP”, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. WAP made history becoming the first female rap collaboration to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the most first week streams and as the most streamed track of 2020. To celebrate, Cardi B gifted Megan Thee Stallion a custom Birkin bag painted with scenes from their steamy music video.  The “Savage” rapper took to her Instagram account this morning to show off the brand new Birkin bag she got from Cardi B.  She wrote in her caption: “My manager just walked in and said cardi sent you something. not the birkinnnnnnnn. thank you frennn omg I can’t believe you. I wonder what I’m gonna get...
Gremio defender Caio Henrique ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid
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Gremio defender Caio Henrique ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid

Gremio defender Caio Henrique is ready to rejoin Atletico Madrid. The left-back is set to be recalled early by Atletico Madrid from his loan at Gremio and has said his goodbyes to the Brazilian club. "I want to thank Gremio for the opportunity to wear this shirt, especially the president Romildo [Bolzan], our coach Renato [Portaluppi] and Klauss for all their efforts in my signing," Caio wrote on social media. "[Thank you] also to the Gremio fans, who have made a big impression on me, especially during my debut which we won against Grenal. "I hope one day to return to Gremio, who will stay in my heart forever
Federer Is World’s Highest-Paid Athlete, Forbes Says
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Federer Is World’s Highest-Paid Athlete, Forbes Says

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, becomes the first player from his sport atop the annual list since its 1990 debut, rising from fifth in 2019. Federer’s haul over the past 12 months included $100 million from appearances fees and endorsement deals plus $6.3 million in prize money. Football players Cristiano Ronaldo (105 million dollars), Messi (104 million dollars) and Neymar (95.5 million dollars) and American basketball player LeBron James (88.2 million dollars) rounded out the top five
Bafana Bafana Star Veldwijk Grabs late Winner on Debut for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
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Bafana Bafana Star Veldwijk Grabs late Winner on Debut for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors

The South Africa international rose from the bench to make the difference in his maiden league appearance for his new team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors forward Lars Veldwijk marked his K-League 1 debut with a stoppage-time which goal handed his side a 2-1 away win over Busan IPark at Busan Gudeok Stadium on Saturday. After missing Jeonbuk Motors’ season opener at home to Suwon Bluewings last weekend, Veldwijk finally made his K-League 1 bow, coming off the bench in the 58th minute to inspire his side to a crucial away victory. With football on hold in most parts of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old became the first South African to return to action, having made his official Jeonbuk Motors debut in the AFC Champions League vs Sydney FC on March 4 before footb...
Rashford: Nothing compares to my debut goal for Manchester United
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Rashford: Nothing compares to my debut goal for Manchester United

The England forward bagged a brace after coming into the side as an 18-year-old in a Europa League clash with Midtjylland in 2016 Marcus Rashford says nothing has compared to the feeling of scoring on his Manchester United debut. At the age of 18, Rashford started a Europa League game at home to Midtjylland, coming into the starting XI as a late replacement for the injured Anthony Martial. Rashford scored twice in the second half, his first United goal a tidy finish after a cross was cleverly cut back by Juan Mata.
Rumours: Leicester City join race for Osimhen
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Rumours: Leicester City join race for Osimhen

MYCELEBRITYANDI  brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world Leicester City join Inter in race for £60m-rated Osimhen Leicester City are interested in signing Lille striker Victor Osimhen as a long-term replacement for Jamie Vardy, according to Daily Mail. The Foxes face competition from league rivals Chelsea and Manchester United as well as clubs from Italy with Juventus and Inter Milan strongly keen on his services. The Nigerian goal poacher is valued at around £60 million by the French Ligue 1 outfit after his impressive debut campaign where he scored 18 goals in 38 matches.
Moyes believed I was the only who could stop Henry at Arsenal – Yobo
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Moyes believed I was the only who could stop Henry at Arsenal – Yobo

The former Everton and Nigeria defender pays tribute to the Frenchman who gave him the most trouble during his time in the Premier League Joseph Yobo has revealed that former Arsenal star Thierry Henry is one of the toughest opponents he has ever faced during his playing days. The legendary Nigeria centre-half has squared up to some of the greatest attackers since his first-team debut at Standard Liege in 2000. Nevertheless, when it comes to mentioning his most difficult opponents, Yobo says the Frenchman stands heads and shoulders above many others.
Sarkodie Makes His Debut On Billboard Social 50
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Sarkodie Makes His Debut On Billboard Social 50

Award winning rapper, Sarkodie, has made his first appearance unto the Billboard Social 50 today. Amongst all the names listed, Sarkodie was ranked in the 48th position with 48 peaks in just one week. The Billboard Social 50 is one of the international list of names ranked by an individuals performance and activeness on the world’s leading social networking services. This is the first time the rapper has made it onto the Billboard Chart. Sarkodie has been trending on Twitter for appearing on the Billboard Chart. Some few international artists also on the chart are Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Mikey Cyrus, Ariana Grande,Adele, Lady and Psy. Some Ghanaian artists who have also appeared on the Billboard includes, Joey B, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and R2bees. A fan tweeted ...
45-year-old Funke Oshonaike Sets African record, Qualifies for Seventh Olympics
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45-year-old Funke Oshonaike Sets African record, Qualifies for Seventh Olympics

Nigeria's veteran women’s table tennis player,  Funke Oshonaike, has set a new African record by becoming the first African woman to qualify for a 7th Olympic event and has revealed she will retire from the game after participating in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. Oshonaike, 45, defeated Cameroon’s Sarah Hannfou 4-1 (12-10, 11-4, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6) in the deciding match of the ITTF-Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunisia to make it to the table tennis event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Oshonaike who made her Olympics debut in 1996 said; “I enjoyed every day I spent at the Games Village , it was an experience I will always cherish because it shows how the world should look like, everybody is the same,” Oshonaike, was quoted on ITTF-Africa’s Twitter handle. “We ...
It Was ‘Special’ To Hear Watford Fans Sing My Name Again – Ighalo
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It Was ‘Special’ To Hear Watford Fans Sing My Name Again – Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo described the moment Watford fans sang his name at the end of Sunday’s match at Old Trafford as “special”. The Nigerian scored 40 goals in 100 appearances for the Hornets before departing for Changchun Yatai in China and was given a warm reception by the travelling fans. After signing for United on the last day of the January transfer window, he made his home debut against his former club and almost scored late on following a defensive mistake. Speaking after the match, he spoke about his affection for Watford and said he hopes they can avoid relegation this season. “It’s always special to hear the Watford fans sing your name because they know what I’ve done for them in the past when I was there,” he said. “They are always in my hea...
Barcelona 5 – 0 Eibar, Lionel Messi Scores 4 Goals
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Barcelona 5 – 0 Eibar, Lionel Messi Scores 4 Goals

Lionel Messi scores 4 before Arthur's late strike and Martin Braithwaite marks debut following a controversial move from Leganes with assist as Quique Setien's men return to the pinnacle of La Liga. Lionel Messi scored a surprising forty-minute hat-trick - his first goals for four games - as Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a convincing 5-0 win towards Eibar. Messi impudently completed his first goal before demonstrating composure to put away his 2nd and third as Barcelona ran away with the game in the first half. Both sides ought to have delivered goals in the 2nd half of before Messi netted his fourth with the aid of an assist from Danish striker Martin Braithwaite, who made his debut following his controversial move from Leganes in the week, before Arthur deliver...
Solskjaer Speaks on Playing Ighalo, Fernandes Against Chelsea
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Solskjaer Speaks on Playing Ighalo, Fernandes Against Chelsea

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that striker Odion Ighalo is available to make his debut against Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. He also said that midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has a lot of attributes that the Red Devils will get used to ahead of their clash with Frank Lampard’s side, adding that he is pleased with the former Sporting Lisbon star. “Yes, Ighalo is going to travel with us to Chelsea,” Solskjaer told Man United’s official website at the Marbella Football Centre. “We will assess his fitness work this week, and I believe we will get him sharp and ready to face Chelsea. “Ighalo is desperate to play, and we want to integrate him as quickly as possible.” Speaking on Bruno Fernandes, the...
Victor Moses Makes Match-Winning Debut With New Club Inter Milan
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Victor Moses Makes Match-Winning Debut With New Club Inter Milan

Nigeria's Victor Moses on Wednesday night made his first appearance for his new club, Inter Milan as the Italian heavyweights defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the Coppa Italia clash at the 50,000 capacity Stadio Guiseppe Meaza . Candreva and Nicolo Barella got the goals for Inter Milan, while Martin Caceres scored for Fiorentina during the game. Moses started the game on the bench but replaced Antonio Candreva 16 minutes from time.   Inter, who have won the Coppa Italia on seven occasions but not since 2011, will face Napoli over two legs between February and March for a place in the final, against either Juventus or AC Milan.   Moses was signed last week by Inter from Chelsea on loan till the end of the season. More photos from the match below.   ...
Fate Of Alakada: Mercy Eke Makes Acting Debut With Broda Shaggi, Toyin Abraham
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Fate Of Alakada: Mercy Eke Makes Acting Debut With Broda Shaggi, Toyin Abraham

#BBNaija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke is about to make her screen debut, and this comes four months after she was declared the winner of the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija show. The reality TV star made this announcement in an Instagram post today in which she revealed she will be starring in Toyin Abraham’s movie “Fate Of Alakada“. She said: Mad oooo fate of alakada in cinemas from 10th April 2020, you can’t miss this hilarious movie starring @toyin_abraham @brodashaggi @stephaniecoker @swankyjerry and I lambo “Fate of Alakada” is the fourth film in the Alakada franchise, and is set to premiere at the cinemas on April 10. The highly anticipated movie is set to star loads of celebrities like Swanky Jerry, Stephanie Coker, Mabel Makun, Broda Shaggi, Big Brother Naija’s Khloe an...
Haaland Becomes 1st Player To Score Hat Trick In All Competition In A Single Season
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Haaland Becomes 1st Player To Score Hat Trick In All Competition In A Single Season

Erling Haaland continued his incredible season with a hat trick on his Borussia Dortmund debut, which sparked a comeback from 3-1 down to win 5-3 over Augsburg on Saturday. The 19-year-old replaced Lukasz Piszczek on 56 minutes with Dortmund 3-1 down and had reduced the deficit three minutes later. On 61 minutes, Jadon Sancho equalised for the Bundesliga title hopefuls, and Haaland put Dortmund ahead on 70 minutes. Haaland completed his hat trick on 79 minutes to make a second debut treble in his career, having also scored three on his Molde bow in 2017. The Norway international, who joined from FC Salzburg earlier this month, has now scored hat tricks in the Austrian Bundesliga, Austrian Cup, Champions League and German Bundesliga, meaning he has netted a treble in all four c...
Singer Peruzzi makes Nollywood debut
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Singer Peruzzi makes Nollywood debut

You can add actor to Peruzzi's resume now as the lady who featured him in her movie as praised his acting prowess. The singer featured in Toyin Abraham's new comic movie 'fate of Alakada' and Toyin has given him a pass mark in the open. Praising his ability, and thanking him for bringing no drama on set, Toyin wrote on Instagram; “Thank you so much @peruzzi_vibes for coming on my set for a cameo appearance in #FateofAlakada. Thank you for not stressing me. You are such a sweet and humble soul. You came on set, you acted, you didn’t stress any of us and your acting was top notch. You did extremely well. May God continue to bless and uplift you. I can’t wait for people to see how you nailed it."
Cristiano Ronaldo Debut New Look
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Cristiano Ronaldo Debut New Look

Juventus superstar player Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his new hairstyle as he gears up for 2020. Ronaldo is one of the most stylish football stars in the world and he’s proved it over the years.
Demi Lovato debuts ‘survivor’ tattoo after mental illness and drug abuse battle
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Demi Lovato debuts ‘survivor’ tattoo after mental illness and drug abuse battle

Demi Lovato has shown off a powerful new tattoo celebrating her triumph over drug abuse. The pop star, 27, debuted her new body art in a picture posted on the Instagram page of prominent Los Angeles tattoo artist to the stars, Dr. Woo, who tagged her in the image with the caption “On a real one”. The black and white photo reveals a delicately detailed tattoo of the word “Survivor” across the side of Demi’s neck. Posting the image to his 1.7 million Instagram followers, many of the Skyscraper singer’s fans were quick to show support by posting comments such as “My warrior” and “She’s a survivor in more ways than we know.'' As well as overdosing and being rushed to hospital in 2018, Demi has faced a string of addiction battles in the last 10 years. The former Disney star has...
Tyson Fury reveals he could face Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia after reportedly making $15m in his WWE debut win
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Tyson Fury reveals he could face Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia after reportedly making $15m in his WWE debut win

Following his successful win over Braun Strowman in his very first professional WWE appearance on Thursday night , Heavyweight Tyson Fury has revealed he could stage his upcoming 2020 fight with Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia. Lineal Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, who got new fans in the Arab world after wearing native Arabian thobe and keffiyeh headdress to enter the ring in the wrestling match on Thursday night, is scheduled to fight Wilder on February 22 – though it has yet to be officially announced – and the Brit has hinted that it might not be in the United States this time around. Fury reportedly made $15m from engaging in the WWE fight in Saudi Arabia, and with Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr set to command $40m from their rematch in December in Saudi Arabia, Fury recogniz...
Peruzzi Announces Debut Studio Album “Huncho Vibes”
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Peruzzi Announces Debut Studio Album “Huncho Vibes”

One of the fastest-rising singers in the Nigerian music industry, Peruzzi, has announced his first studio album, Huncho Vibes, and music fans are already waiting in anticipation. The Majesty crooner has managed to build for himself a stellar record as a recording artist and songwriter. Peruzzi first gained prominence when DMW boss Davido jumped on the remix of For Your Pocket. He has since collaborated with various acts including 2baba, Davido, Popcaan, Yonda, Duncan Mighty, Slimcase, and many others. He released an EP Heartwork sometime late last year which contained critically-acclaimed songs like Majesty, Dina, Bleed, and more. Although the EP helped the singer to gain new fans, some people were of the opinion that it was a failed project. We have all seen how far Peruzzi has come...
Liverpool scouting Samuel Chukwueze
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Liverpool scouting Samuel Chukwueze

Liverpool are scouting Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze, a player who came close to joining Arsenal back in 2017. The 20-year-old sensation has become a regular in the Villarreal side over the last year, also making his Nigeria debut in that time and becoming one of the most sought-after young talents in world football. Chukwueze joined the Spanish side from Nigerian team Diamond Football Academy in 2017 and was already well known to scouts across Europe. Goal.com report that Arsenal almost beat Villarreal to his signing at the time, while the likes of Porto, Sporting, PSG and Salzburg were all also interested in his services. Now the winger has become a first team regular in Spain he is alerting even more interest and Liverpool have been scouting his progress at Estadio de l...
Ansu Fati: Barcelona’s 16-year-old debutant’s journey from rolled up socks and rejecting Real Madrid
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Ansu Fati: Barcelona’s 16-year-old debutant’s journey from rolled up socks and rejecting Real Madrid

The teenager became the second youngest player to represent the Spanish champions in La Liga, against Real Betis, and is destined for the very top At the age of 16 years, 11 months and five days, Ansu Fati strode out onto the turf at Camp Nou on Sunday to make his Barcelona debut. Only one player – Vicenc Martinez Alama, in 1941 – has pulled on the famous Blaugrana shirt at a younger age in a Liga match. A star, many in Catalunya believe, is about to be born. Seen by many as the most talented player currently within Barca's famed La Masia academy, Fati has been earmarked for success from an early age.
Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi makes her red carpet debut
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Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi makes her red carpet debut

Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi Webster made her red carpet debut last night at the premiere of her father, Travis Scott's new Netflix documentary in Santa Monica. Kylie Jenner, 22, and Travis, 28, attended the premiere of 'Look Mom I Can Fly' which held on Tuesday evening, August 27. They took their 1-year-old daughter with them and she stole the show. The trailer of Look Mom I Can Fly sees 18-month-old Stormi making several appearances in the documentary.      
Teenager Anssumane Fati makes Barcelona history in debut La Liga game
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Teenager Anssumane Fati makes Barcelona history in debut La Liga game

Teenage Barcelona forward Anssumane Fati became the youngest player to represent the Spanish giants in La Liga since 1941 when he made his debut off the bench in a win over Real Betis. Fati is just 16 years and 298 days old. The youngest player ever to represent the Blaugrana is Vicenc Martinez, who was 16 years and 280 days old when he made his bow in 1941. Fati replaced Carles Perez with around 15 minutes to go in Barca’s comfortable 5-2 win over Real Betis. ati needed parental permission to play in the game due to La Liga regulations. Underage players are not allowed to feature in late-night games in Spain without consent from a parent. Fati’s debut kicked off 9pm local time, which is classified as late night. The Guinea-Bissau born player appeared in nine UEFA Youth Leag...
AC Milan manager Giampaolo demands attacking improvement after losing start to Serie A campaign
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AC Milan manager Giampaolo demands attacking improvement after losing start to Serie A campaign

Rodrigo Becao scored on his league debut to down the Rossoneri, with their manager disappointed by his side's attacking display Marco Giampaolo demanded an attacking improvement from AC Milan after a 1-0 defeat at Udinese in his first Serie A game in charge of the team. Rodrigo Becao scored on his league debut, with Giampaolo not selecting any of the Rossoneri's new signings in his starting side on Sunday. Giampaolo sent on new faces Ismael Bennacer and Rafael Leao from the bench, but Milan could not break down Igor Tudor's side at the Dacia Arena.