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Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability
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Thomas Partey thriving within Arsenal’s newfound stability

The Ghana international has been hobbled by injury, but Gunners' new system offers him perfect opportunity to get his career off to a flying start If a 50 million euro midfielder dominates Manchester United at Old Trafford and no fans are there to see it, did it really happen? As Arsenal have toiled through much of the season without summer acquisition Thomas Partey, this is a question that seems increasingly relevant. After all, that statement performance against the Red Devils is one of only three 90s the Ghana international has gotten through since swapping Madrid for North London. On that night, all of the hype and excitement that had trailed Arsenal’s deadline day swoop for Partey was borne out in a majestic showing on a ground where the Gunners had not won in the league for 14...
Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd
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Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd

The Senegalese forward has been nursing a slight knock but he is ready to shine for the Reds again ahead of a crunch top-of-the-table clash Liverpool forward Sadio Mane claims to have overcome the back issue he suffered against Aston Villa and remains unfazed by uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal over recent weeks. The Senegalese has been a prolific presence for the Reds throughout his time at Anfield, helping them to Champions League and Premier League crowns. He remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the present and is currently readying himself for a crunch clash with Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho Gives Update On Pierre-emile Hojbjerg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Gives Update On Pierre-emile Hojbjerg Injury

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has given an update on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's injury following the nasty tackle he was subject to during Spurs Semi-final clash against Brentford last night. Spurs secured a place in the final thanks to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Heung-min Son in an entertaining encounter at the Tottenham stadium. However, the highlight of the night was Josh Dasilva's tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the closing minutes of the cup tie. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was left with a broken Shin-pad and bloody leg. Josh Dasilva was later red-carded by referee Mike Dean following a check on VAR. Mourinho responded by replacing the Denmark international with Japhet Tanganga. During Mourinho's post-match press conference, the former Manchester United coach gave an updat...
Kalu suffers injury setback ahead of Bordeaux’s clash with Brest
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Kalu suffers injury setback ahead of Bordeaux’s clash with Brest

The Nigeria winger remains a doubt for Sunday's league outing against Brest Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset said Samuel Kalu has suffered another injury setback in training on Friday. The Super Eagles forward joined his teammates in preparing for Sunday's Ligue 1 outing against Brest, after he recovered from a thigh muscle strain. Unfortunately, the training session did not end well for Kalu as he picked up an injury around the quadriceps of his right thigh which might delay his return to action further.
Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows
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Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows

England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson picked up an injury during international duty. Henderson, 30, was withdrawn at half-time due to a 'tightness' he felt in Belgium's 2-0 victory over England in the Nations League on Sunday. And the loss of the English midfielder to injury will be another blow for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is already without several players after the international break. Southgate admitted that he was unsure how severe Henderson's injury was, but he added that the England international "felt he couldn't carry on." The 50-year-old Three Lions manager explained after the match: "Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn't carry on. "We'll have to assess him when we get back." Andy Robert...
Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List
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Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List

Liverpool’s injury crisis in defence deepened on Wednesday with the news Joe Gomez is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in England training. The Premier League champions are expected to be without talismanic centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after the Dutchman suffered cruciate ligament damage last month. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the next month after picking up a calf injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City, while Fabinho — who had deputised at centre-back since Van Dijk’s injury — is also recovering from a hamstring problem. “I can’t tell you how serious it is because he is yet to have scans. What was upsetting was he was in a fair bit of pain and nobody was around him when the injury happened,” said ...
Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu
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Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said criminals who carried out the last month coordinated attacks on public assets and private businesses in Lagos State orchestrated the violence to hurt the whole country. The Governor condemned the arson, stressing that Lagos remains a home for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, language or religion. Ikpeazu spoke on Wednesday during his visit to Lagos to commiserate with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the attacks. The Abia Governor particularly thanked his Lagos State counterpart for protecting the businesses and properties owned by Igbo during the violence. Ikpeazu said: “I am here to commiserate and show my concern to my brother, Governor of Lagos, over the event that happened some two weeks ago. I’m particularly to...
‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win
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‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win

The former Borussia Dortmund boss hailed the efforts of the Spaniard while he also picked out Angel Di Maria for his ability to respond to adversity Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has given special praise to midfielder Ander Herrera after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Rennes. The Ligue 1 champions were depleted for their match against the side that lay third in the league, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marco Verratti just some of the players out due to injury. Herrera, though, stepped forward and created a goal for Angel Di Maria, who was widely hailed as the man of the match after finding the net twice. For Tuchel, however, the former Manchester United central midfielder merited singling out.
Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton
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Maguire reacts to Pickford penalty incident in Manchester United win at Everton

The England defender has absolved his international team-mate of any blame and agreed with the outcome of the VAR decision at Goodison Park Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has admitted that if he had been awarded a penalty in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, it would have been a “soft” decision. During the second half, the defender collided with Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when attempting to win a loose ball following a free kick. Pickford has found himself in an unwanted spotlight in recent weeks, having been the antagonist in a collision that saw Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
“I Am Out For Two Weeks” – Kenneth Omeruo Confirms His Injury
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“I Am Out For Two Weeks” – Kenneth Omeruo Confirms His Injury

Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo has confirmed that he will be sidelined for at least two weeks. Reports circulating local media has it that Omeruo is back from injury, but he has refuted the claims on Thursday. Omeruo was substituted after suffering a knock in Leganes win over Mirandes last weekend. While reacting to one of the reports that he has regained full fitness, Omeruo said the report is not true and he will sit out of action for the next two weeks. “Please get your facts right before publishing articles to mislead people, don’t do that with my name. I am out for two weeks and not less.” He said on Twitter. Omeruo will miss Leganes line up for the Spanish Segunda game with Albacete this evening and it remain unclear if he will be fit for Super Eagles game with Si...
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Ziyech handed first Chelsea start against Krasnodar

The Morocco international has been included in the Blues starting XI to face the Russian Premier League side Hakim Ziyech has been handed his first Chelsea start against Krasnodar in Wednesday’s Champions League game at Krasnodar Stadium. The Morocco international teamed up with the Stamford Bridge outfit in the summer from Dutch side Ajax. The winger‘s debut was delayed due to a knee injury he suffered during the Blues pre-season game against Brighton and Hove Albion.
‘I’m here to play football’ – Hazard eager to help Real Madrid bounce back from poor Champions League start
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‘I’m here to play football’ – Hazard eager to help Real Madrid bounce back from poor Champions League start

The Belgian attacker has vowed to help the team get through their group after his first minutes for the season Eden Hazard believes Real Madrid can recover from their poor start to the Champions League as he made his long-awaited return from injury in the 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach. The La Liga champions needed a stunning comeback to recover from Marcus Thuram's brace with the Bundesliga side racing to a 2-0 lead with half-an-hour play. Hazard helped spark the fightback with his entrance as a substitute coming prior to Karim Benzema keeping the match alive with a goal in the 87th minute before Casemiro struck the equaliser deep into stoppage time.
You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo
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You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo

Leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa State have slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent comments on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos on October 20.   In the wake of the attack on the protesters, Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Buhari in which he condemned the deployment of military men to the protest.   In a statement released on Saturday, October 24, the community leaders recalled the Odi massacre carried out on November 20, 1999, by the Nigerian military on the predominantly Ijaw town of Odi in Bayelsa State over the indigenous rights to oil resources and environmental protection. They said the killing took place under the watch of Obasanjo who was President at the time. According to them, the former president's ...
Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool
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Mohammed Kudus ruled out of action for ‘several months’ after Ajax’s clash against Liverpool

The 20-year-old Ghanaian is not expected to play again until next year Ghana international midfielder Mohammed Kudus is set for a long time in the treatment room after suffering an injury while in Champions League action for Ajax Amsterdam against Liverpool on Wednesday, the Dutch giants have announced. On his debut in the elite European inter-club competition, the 20-year-old sustained an early injury after challenging Liverpool's Fabinho for the ball. He tried to run off the injury but was visibly limping, unsurprisingly going down on the pitch moments later for treatment from the medics.
Van Dijk Reportedly Facing Several Months Out After Injury’ In Draw With Everton
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Van Dijk Reportedly Facing Several Months Out After Injury’ In Draw With Everton

LIVERPOOL star Virgil van Dijk is reportedly facing ‘seven or eight months’ out with injury. The Reds star was clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the opening minutes of the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. Virgil van Dijk is reportedly facing a lengthy absence after injuring himself against Everton. Van Dijk was unable to continue and it was reported on Saturday evening that he – as well as Thiago – were both sent to hospital for scans. According to beIN Sports, Van Dijk has injured his ACL – a serious issue that would lead to months of recovery time. However, the report is yet to be confirmed by the club or any other source and Van Dijk’s condition remains unclear. Jurgen Klopp was not impressed with the challenge – and was also fearful for Van Dijk. ...
Virgil Van Dijk Injury Is Not Good – Jurgen Klopp
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Virgil Van Dijk Injury Is Not Good – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk's knee injury is "not good", says the champions' manager Jurgen Klopp. Van Dijk was hurt in a rash challenge by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford in the first half of Saturday's 2-2 draw. The Netherlands defender, 29, could not continue and will see a specialist on Sunday to discover the extent of the injury. "Virgil played I don't know how many games in a row, he plays with pain, but he couldn't play on," said Klopp. "That's not good." Liverpool's claims for a penalty from the incident were turned down as Van Dijk was ruled to be offside before England number one Pickford clattered into him.
Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United
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Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United

The young striker of Nigerian descent came off the bench to help his team salvage a point in the American capital Ayo Akinola scored his first goal of the 2020 MLS regular season as Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw with DC United at Audi Park. The 20-year-old American-Canadian of Nigerian descent had missed the first three games of the season's return with a hamstring injury all of which ended in victories over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps. Akinola was back in the next series of games against the same opponents and this time they were not lucky, losing 1-0 and 3-2 to Impact and the Whitecaps respectively before bagging a 2-1 win in Montreal last week.
US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury
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US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury

Naomi Osaka, who captured her third Grand Slam title at the US Open on September 12, pulled out of the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury on Thursday. "Unfortunately I won't be able to play the French Open this year," Osaka said in posts on Instagram and Twitter. "My hamstring is still sore so I won't have enough time to prepare for the clay - these two tournaments came too close to each other for me this year." The French Open is due to start on 27 September at Roland Garros, rescheduled from earlier in the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Osaka rallied from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open women's final, adding a third major trophy after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open triumphs. The 22...
‘I have to come back better than last season’ – Rashford admits he ‘could have done much more’ for Man Utd in 2019-20
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‘I have to come back better than last season’ – Rashford admits he ‘could have done much more’ for Man Utd in 2019-20

The striker was not completely satisfied with his latest campaign for the Red Devils, despite posting career-best numbers in the final third Marcus Rashford has admitted he "could have done much more" for Manchester United in 2019-20, and that he will "have to come back better" when the new season kicks off. Rashford hit 22 goals across all competitions last term, his highest tally to date for United, to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side finish third in the Premier League and reach three semi-finals. However, the England international saw his progress halted when he was sidelined with a back injury in January, and his form dipped significantly upon his return to action post-lockdown.
Zaniolo suffers suspected knee injury in Italy win over Netherlands
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Zaniolo suffers suspected knee injury in Italy win over Netherlands

The medical staff - and the player himself - are concerned about a new knee injury sustained in the win over the Dutch Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo has suffered a serious-looking knee injury, according to the Azzurri's doctor. Zaniolo limped from the pitch in obvious discomfort after an innocuous collision with Donny van de Beek in Italy's 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Monday. The 21-year-old had only recently recovered from surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament tear sustained in January, making eight appearances for Roma in the closing weeks of the prolonged Serie A season.
I Can Finally Dive Again – Uzoho Happy To Be Back On His Feet After Injury
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I Can Finally Dive Again – Uzoho Happy To Be Back On His Feet After Injury

Francis Uzoho is elated to return to full training again after spending time on the sidelines due to a knee ligament injury. Uzoho picked up the injury in Nigeria’s friendly clash against the Selecao of Brazil in October 2019. The young goalkeeper was stretchered off after the hour mark and missed the rest of the campaign as a result of the setback. “WOW, I can finally dive again �IN CHRIST ALONE,” he wrote on his Twitter handle. The 21-year-old joined Cypriot club APOEL from Spanish outfit Deportivo La Coruna last month. He spent last season on loan at another Cypriot club Omonia.
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without three players when they take on Copenhagen in the Europa League last-8 fixture at RheinEnergieSTADION in Germany on Monday night due to injury. The players are Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe. Man United head to the game after knocking out LASK from the Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie at Old Trafford last Wednesday. Meanwhile, providing an update on Jones’s injury, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by Man United’s official website: “Phil has been following an individualized training programme during the post-lockdown period to optimize recovery from a knee problem. “It was a good opportunity as we had sufficient cover in defensive position...
Woman Who Ripped Out her Eyes While High on Drugs Gets new Prosthetic Eyeballs
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Woman Who Ripped Out her Eyes While High on Drugs Gets new Prosthetic Eyeballs

A woman who ripped out her own eyes while high on drugs has received a pair of prosthetic eyeballs. Two years ago, Kaylee Muthart, 22, gouged out her eyes as a horrified bystander struggled to stop her . After being rushed to hospital, doctors told Kaylee that she would never see again. The injury became her motivation to quit drugs for good. Now, Kaylee has received new prosthetic eyeballs so that she can appear "more normal". She said: "I was so excited to get them. I just wanted to appear more normal to the outside world." Kaylee with her new eyes Kaylee, who is enrolled in a blind school in her home state of South Carolina, was accompanied to the life-changing appointment by her boyfriend, Alex George, 42. He said: "It melted my heart. She was neve...
Real Madrid Defeat Sociedad to go top ahead of Barcelona
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Real Madrid Defeat Sociedad to go top ahead of Barcelona

Real Madrid have gone top of LaLiga, following a 2-1 win over Real Soceidad on Sunday. Los Blancos went into the game, knowing that victory will see them knock rivals Barcelona off top spot, after the Catalans could only draw 0-0 with Sevilla 24 hours before. Sergio Ramos scored from the penalty spot, before being forced off with injury. Zinedine Zidane’s men extended their lead at the Anoeta through the in-form Karim Benzema. With seven minutes left, Mikel Merino pulled one back for the hosts, but Madrid held on for all three points. Real Madrid and Barcelona both have 65 points after 30 fixtures, but the team from the capital are top on head-to-head.
Milner and Matip limp off during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby clash with Everton
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Milner and Matip limp off during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby clash with Everton

The Reds lost a pair of key players within the first 90 minutes of their return to action against the Toffees this weekend James Milner limped off the pitch during the first half of Liverpool's Merseyside derby clash with Everton with Joel Matip forced out due to an injury later in the match. The Reds were forced to make a change when the 34-year-old pulled up with a suspected hamstring injury just before half-time at Goodison Park. Milner was making the 535th Premier League outing of his career on Saturday, which saw him draw level with Welsh legend Gary Speed in fifth in the top-flight's all-time list of appearances.
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects
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Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects

Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that winger, Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the Reds’ away Premier League clash against Everton due to a calf injury. He also revealed that he expects Liverpool and Everton players to be in good shape when both teams clash at Goodison Park. “Shaqiri was injured, and he is not ready, but he is on a good way,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying. “He’ll not be [out for] long, but he’s the only one out.” Klopp added: “I expect us to be in good shape, but we will see how good it is. “I also expect Everton to be in very good shape and so it will be difficult for us, and rightly so, it is the Premier League. “We did not play for a while, so we should try to sort the problems in th...
Arteta Gives Update On Leno Injury After 2-1 Defeat At Brighton
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Arteta Gives Update On Leno Injury After 2-1 Defeat At Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said that the club will find out the extent of Bernd Leno’s injury in the coming days. Leno went down holding his knee, following a collision with Neal Maupay in the first half of their 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday. The German goalkeeper was replaced by Emi Martinez, who went on to concede the two goals. There are fears that Leno could now miss the rest of the season, but speaking to BT Sport after the game, Arteta said it was too early to tell how serious the injury is. “It doesn’t look good but we don’t know anything yet. It is too far from me, I haven’t seen the actions. “I always believe players don’t have intentions to injure people and I am sure he did not intend to do that,” Arteta said.
Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash
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Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. According to Solskjaer, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not ready to play against Jose Mourinho’s side because they are yet to get full match fitness due to injury. “Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying. “Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.” He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team. “Eve...
Arsenal-linked Fraser turns down short-term Bournemouth extension
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Arsenal-linked Fraser turns down short-term Bournemouth extension

The attacker will not see out the remainder of the season with the Cherries and will soon drop into the free agent pool Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has turned down the opportunity to sign a short-term extension that would see him finish up the club's nine remaining Premier League matches, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the month. The Scotland international, who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the past, will fall into the free agent pool come July, with it likely that the 26-year-old is keen to avoid unnecessary injury risk ahead of a potentially lucrative transfer. Former Gunners icon Ray Parlour recently responded to reports that Fraser would not stay on with the Cherries, branding the wide man's behaviour “disgraceful” and saying players...
Bamba ready for restart of Championship – Cardiff City boss Harris
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Bamba ready for restart of Championship – Cardiff City boss Harris

The Ivory Coast international has only featured four times in the English second-tier, having only recently returned from a long injury lay-off Cardiff City manager Neil Harris has revealed Sol Bamba is ‘fine’ and ready for the restart of the Championship. The centre-back has been a consistent performer for the Bluebirds since joining the side in 2016 before he suffered a ligament injury in March 2019. The injury ruled him out from action from the remaining part of the 2018-19 season as his side failed in their quest to remain in the Premier League.
Barcelona Confirm Messi’s Injury, Give Team news ahead of Restart
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Barcelona Confirm Messi’s Injury, Give Team news ahead of Restart

Barcelona has confirmed that captain, Lionel Messi, has sustained a minor right quadriceps injury. The Catalan club also provided the latest team news update on their first-team players ahead of the La Liga resumption next week. Quique Setién’s side disclosed this in a statement on its official website on Friday. “Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has a minor right quadriceps injury and trained in isolation, doing specific exercises to avoid unnecessary risks with just eight days remaining before Barcelona finally get back to playing matches. “Messi should be able to rejoin his team-mates in a few days’ time. “All of the available players were at the Ciutat Esportiva, where they were joined by Jorge Cuenca and Kike Saverio as well as the other B team p...
Fire Guts Presidential Villa’s Store
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Fire Guts Presidential Villa’s Store

A fire incident occurred at the presidential villa on Thursday June 4 as confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Shehu said the fire occurred at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa on Thursday afternoon. He described it as a minor incident and also linked it to an electrical spark. The Presidential spokesperson said;   “The incident, linked to an electrical spark, was immediately brought under control by alert staff using available fire extinguishers well ahead of the arrival of the Federal Fire Service trucks stationed just outside the premises. Luckily, no injury or serious damage was recorded."
Man Beats Baby and Mother Because the Child Won’t Stop Crying
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Man Beats Baby and Mother Because the Child Won’t Stop Crying

A Nigerian man simply named as Isaac was confronted by neighbours after he beat up a 10-month-old baby and the child’s mother because the baby won’t stop crying. Isaac battered the mother and threw her into a pool of dirty water, after she ‘insulted’ him for beating her child. The man is a relative to the woman’s baby daddy, and he brought the mother and child to Lagos to assist them financially. He complained that after the pair moved into his house, he lost his sleep because the baby regularly cries at night. According to him, rather than breastfeed the crying baby, the mother would go on to beat the baby, leading to more disturbance to his sleep pattern. On the morning that he beat the child and the mother, he said he heard the child crying and called the woma...
Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident
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Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident

Popular Delta baker, Achiki Okoacha, has lost her life in a fatal accident along the Agbor-Asaba express road. According to reports surrounding her demise, Achiki who was in the company of her friend, Jenny, was returning from Asaba where she had gone to deliver a cake. The late baker was moments before her death seen in a Snapchat video made by her friend Jenny, who is said to be currently in coma at the hospital. The snapchat video shows Achiki driving her white Venza car, while Jenny made a video as Mayorkun’s ‘Of Lagos‘ played in the background. In other news, Nigerian singer Davido was also involved in an accident as photos of him walking with the aid of crutches surfaced on social media. An Instagram user identified as @prince_ii shared series of pictures from ...
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Rashford Reacts as Ighalo Extends Man Utd Deal

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has congratulated Odion Ighalo on extending his stay at the club. The Premier League side and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will see Ighalo remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. The 30-year-old has been allowed to remain with United, amid uncertainty over the resumption of the Chinese Super League and when foreign players can return. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Ighalo in the January window, after Rashford suffered a back injury. However, the England forward is fit again and will be ready to lead the attack for United, when the season restarts. Rashford retweeted United’s official announcement on Ighalo’s loan extension and commented, “Congrats @ighalojude”. Ighalo re...
Fiorentina’s Kouame positive about return from injury
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Fiorentina’s Kouame positive about return from injury

The Ivorian forward has been sidelined with an anterior cruciate ligament injury since November 2019 Fiorentina forward Christian Kouame is hopeful of a return to action as he continues to recover from injury, saying he can see light at the bottom of the tunnel. The 22-year-old Ivorian was a loan signing from Genoa in January but is yet to make an appearance for La Viola due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered while on international duty in November 2019. He has been making a slow and steady recovery with the hope of getting on the pitch soon.
Man  Butchers Hands of Twin Brother During Fight over Girlfriend in Imo
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Man Butchers Hands of Twin Brother During Fight over Girlfriend in Imo

A man has allegedly butchered his twin brother with a machete in Imo state during a fight over his girlfriend. The man identified as Peter Ogbonna who is now in Police custody allegedly butchered his twin brother Paul Ogbonna with a machete in Umuonunkwo kindred, Ndimoko Arondizuogu in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo state on Monday, May 25, 2020. According to reports, the twin brother hardly got along and were always in the habit of fighting each other. The two were said to have been fighting over Peter’s girlfriend’s child as Paul is allegedly not in support of Peter dating a single mother with 5 kids. On the day of the incident, Paul was said to have beaten up the child, inflicting physical injury on the child. Peter however got back home to hear Paul beat up h...
Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal
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Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal

Odion Ighalo is likely to sign a £400,000-per-week deal when he returns to Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old looks set to leave Manchester United in the coming days, after his Chinese Super League club asked him to return ahead of the delayed restart of the season. Ighalo’s loan deal with the Red Devils ends on May 31. Although United have expressed a desire to keep the Nigerian striker for longer, Shanghai have so far turned down all approaches. The Chinese club has also offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension, which will see him earn around £400,000 per week. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Ighalo, who has scored four goals in eight appearances, but is said to be “relaxed” about the si...
Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement –  Costa
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Injury Problem Have Made Me Consider Retirement – Costa

The Brazil international says he has hired a mental coach to help him deal with the side-effects of his fitness troubles Juventus winger Douglas Costa says he has considered retiring because of his frequent injury problems. The Brazilian has missed 17 games in three spells out of action for the Serie A leaders this season alone, and has particularly struggled with hamstring and calf issues during his career. Costa says he manages to see the funny side but that, at times, the disappointment of missing out can be overwhelming.
Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury
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Athletic Bilbao Striker, Aritz Aduriz Announces his Retirement From Football at 39 Due to a Hip Injury

Spanish and Athletic Bilbao striker, Aritz Aduriz has been forced to announce his retirement from football due to a hip injury. The 39-year-old, who spent most of his career with Athletic Bilbao, revealed that he made the decision to retire after doctors told him to get a prosthetic to replace his hip. “The time has come. Many times, I have said that football will leave you before you leave it,” the striker wrote on Twitter. “Yesterday, the doctors told me to go see the surgeon, sooner rather than later, to get a prosthetic to replace my hip and to try and go about my everyday life, as normally as possible. Unfortunately, my body has said ‘enough’. “I can’t help my teammates the way I would like to, nor the way they deserve. That is the life of a professional athlete. S...
Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move
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Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move

The Ghanaian looks back on his time with the 2012 European champions Chelsea legend Michael Essien has explained the options surrounding his loan move to Real Madrid in 2012. Ahead of the start of the 2012-13 season, the Ghanaian joined the Spanish giants on a season-long loan deal, reuniting with former manager Jose Mourinho. 'The Bison', who joined the Blues from French outfit Olympique Lyonnais in 2005, had only just begun chasing his rhythm following an injury setback.
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.
Barcelona Forward, Dembele’s Tested Negative to Coronavirus
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Barcelona Forward, Dembele’s Tested Negative to Coronavirus

Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Goal. The 22-year-old was Barcelona’s last squad member to be tested for the virus. DAILY POST had reported that the Frenchman recently underwent successful surgery on his right thigh in Turku, Finland last February. Dembele having taken a COVID-19 test on Monday, the result has now come back negative. Meanwhile, Barcelona has confirmed in a statement on its official website on Wednesday that Dembele can return to the club’s training centre after passing the obligatory test to continue his recovery. “The French player returns to the training centre after passing the obligatory test to continue his recovery from the hamstring injury he suffered in Februar...
‘Sane could certainly help Bayern’ – Lewandowski weighs in on potential move for Manchester City star
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‘Sane could certainly help Bayern’ – Lewandowski weighs in on potential move for Manchester City star

The Polish forward believes the German winger could be a key player for the club, having already featured against him a number of times Robert Lewandowski weighed in on the reports linking Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich, saying that the German winger is a player that could help the club "find new solutions". The Manchester City man has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern since last season, with the attacker made a priority by the Bavarian side in the summer. However, Sane suffered a serious knee injury in the Community Shield in August, derailing any hopes of a move while all but ending his season with City.
Herdsmen kill two farmers in Benue community
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Herdsmen kill two farmers in Benue community

Six persons, including four armed herdsmen and two farmers, were confirmed dead in a bloody attack on Agasha community in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state by suspected armed herdsmen. Vanguard gathered that the herders had late Monday night stormed the community, shooting sporadically and scaring the people out of their beds. One of the villagers told Vanguard “They came around 11 pm when everybody had gone to bed, shooting sporadically. The sound of the gunshots woke the people from their sleep and everybody was fleeing from all directions. “Unfortunate they caught up with two persons that they hacked to deaths while another sustained serious injury.” “As we speak people are fleeing Agasha and women and children are trekking several kilometres in search of safe ...
Woman Dies, Four Injured in Anambra Multiple Crash
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Woman Dies, Four Injured in Anambra Multiple Crash

A middle-aged woman has died while many others injured in a fatal accident that occurred along Obosi road in Nkpor, Anambra state today May 8. According to reports, the accident which occurred around 11.51am, involved nine persons and seven vehicles, including an articulated truck conveying cooking gas, a tricycle, and five other vehicles. The deceased was inside the tricycle and died instantly while the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment. The Confirming the incident, the State Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo,  said “A multiple Road Traffic Crash involving Seven (7) vehicles was recorded today Monday 11 May, 2020 at Obosi-Nkpor road near Elohim Oil Project Nig. Ltd. The vehicles involved included a Mack with regist...
‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals
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‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals

The former Liverpool and France forward admits it still bothers him that he retired four goals shy of the three-figure landmark Djibril Cisse says he would play for free if a Ligue 1 side would sign him in order to reach 100 goals in the division. The former France international, now 38, has 96 Ligue 1 goals to his name and says the figure haunts him. Cisse announced his retirement from football in 2015 due to injury, but has since returned to represent Swiss side Yverdon and Italian minnows Vicenza 1902.
Casualties Reported after 5.1 Earthquake Hits Iran
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Casualties Reported after 5.1 Earthquake Hits Iran

Two people have died and 22 others were injured as they fled their homes in panic following a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck northern Iran on Friday. Among the dead were a 21-year-old woman in Tehran who suffered heart failure, and a 60-year-old man in the city of Damavand, east of the capital, killed by a head injury, officials said.   According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the earthquake was at Damavand, just northeast of the capital, at the depth of 10km (6.2 miles). But it was felt in Tehran, Alborz, Qom, and Qazvin provinces.     There were several mild aftershocks, but no serious damage from the quake that struck after midnight on the border of the provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran, authorities sai...
Antonio Conte Ensured that Victor Moses Eventually Dons the Stamford Bridge Colours in a Competitive Game
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Antonio Conte Ensured that Victor Moses Eventually Dons the Stamford Bridge Colours in a Competitive Game

After several loan spells in his Chelsea career, it was the arrival of Antonio Conte that ensured that Victor Moses eventually dons the Stamford Bridge colours in a competitive game. It indeed came as a little surprise when the Italian signed Moses on loan on arrival at Inter Milan. After managing just one start in seven games and with the impending arrival of Barcelona defender, Nelson Semedo, the 2013 AFCON winner’s romance with the former Azzuri’s Manager may be nearing an end, writes Kunle Adewale After several loan stints and when it was almost obvious he would never star for Chelsea in a competitive game again, the arrival of Antonio Conte as the Blues Manager changed the whole narratives for Victor Moses. The Italian saw what no previous Chelsea manager saw in the Nigerian an...