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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

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

The Argentine club managed to secure the perfect tribute for their iconic manager Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata won their first match since the death of head coach and football legend Diego Maradona. Argentina and Napoli great Maradona – arguably football's greatest ever player – died of natural causes at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Maradona was buried in a private funeral at the Jardines de Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after thousands gathered on the streets of the capital to mourn the 1986 World Cup winner on Thursday.
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso
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Maradona came from another planet and will live forever – Gattuso

The Napoli manager was quick to pay tribute to the club's icon after his recent tragic passing Football returned to Naples on Thursday but normality did not as the city continued to mourn the death of legend Diego Maradona. Napoli's first match since the passing of their most iconic star this week was played out to the noise of songs and fireworks despite the empty stands at the Stadio San Paolo. Fans were kept away for the Europa League clash with Rijeka, but Neapolitans instead gathered outside the stadium, which could soon be named after Maradona.
“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas
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“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea coach and current  Marseille boss, Andre Villas-Boas has urged FIFA to retire the No.10 jersey famously won by the late Diego Maradona as he believes no player should ever wear the famous number again.   According to Andre Villas-Boas, the No.10 jersey should be retired from all teams in tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentine icon’s death on Wednesday November 25 after suffering a heart attack.     Maradona will be remembered as one of the best to ever have played the game and the No.10 jersey became synonymous with the him.   Speaking about the late football legend after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas said; “It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board membe...
‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis
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‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis

The Reds have seen a number of players ruled out of their plans, but a club legend has seen “three or four” stepping up to counter those absences Liverpool have “more leadership” in the ranks now that Virgil van Dijk is stuck on the sidelines, says Jamie Carragher, with “three or four” players stepping up to counter the absence of injured stars. The Reds have seen their squad ravaged by fitness problems over recent weeks and Jurgen Klopp has found himself down to the bare bones in defence, with Van Dijk being joined in the treatment room by Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Things have not been much better further up the field, with Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara recovering from knocks while Mohamed Salah tested positive for Covid-19.
Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend
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Manchester United Legend Ryan Giggs Arrested On Suspicion Of Alleged Assault On Girlfriend

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been arrested on suspicion of an alleged assault on girlfriend Kate Greville. The Sun say that police arrived at Giggs' £1.7 million house in Worsley after 10 pm on Sunday following reports of "a disturbance". Giggs was taken to Pendleton police station, where he was questioned on suspicion of actual body harm and assault. According to the report, police say he was released on bail pending enquiries. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police were called at 10.05 pm on Sunday to reports of a disturbance. A woman in her 30s sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment. "A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault." In a brief statement, the Welsh FA said...
Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus
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Ginter is like Sergio Ramos & he’s only going to get better, says Germany legend Matthaus

  The Borussia Monchengladbach defender is impressive in the present and has a bright future, according to the 1990 World Cup star Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Matthias Ginter has been favourably compared to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos by Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. Only defending champions Bayern Munich and third-placed RB Leipzig have conceded fewer goals than Gladbach in the early weeks of the Bundesliga season, and much of that is due to the influence of Ginter, Matthaus has claimed. The centre-back, who has not missed a second of action for his side this season, turns 27 in January and the World Cup winner believes that his best is ahead of him.
Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires
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Messi is the Harry Potter of football’ – Vieri says he will throw his TV away when Barcelona star retires

The Italian legend described the Blaugrana icon as a magician after Barca's win against the Old Lady Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the Harry Potter of football, according to Christian Vieri. Messi assisted Ousmane Dembele's deflected opener and converted a late penalty as Barcelona recorded a 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner made a game-high five key passes and 65 passes in the opposition half as Barca improved to six points in Group G.
Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS
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Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS

Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, was yesterday, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike Sector.   Kanu said "I have the singular honour and privilege of endorsing and recommending their products. They are number one in their areas of business. Their quality and after sales service policy is demonstrated in their Workshops pan Nigeria”.  Simba TVS places strong emphasis on empowerment, and runs specific programs targeted at women, youths, welfare for the mechanics and rider communities.   Mr Mahendra Pratap,  Simba TVS - Business Head in Nigeria,  said “we are honored and humbled that, Kanu Nwankwo, is endorsing TVS King Tricycles and motorcycles, emphasizing that the two-time Afr...
My world revolves around you – Annie Idibia celebrates Tuface Idibia with beautiful words on his birthday
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My world revolves around you – Annie Idibia celebrates Tuface Idibia with beautiful words on his birthday

Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia, took to Instagram to celebrate her husband, 2face Idibia on his birthday. The singer turns 45 today, September 18, and Annie marked his day by sharing a loved up video of them. She referred to him as her soul mate and promised to love him till she dies. She captioned the video: "Oh my WORLD .... H A P P Y B I R T D A Y. No need for epistle anymore! You know my world revolves around you ! The world knows ... That you are my WORLD. LYTID. Happy Birthday My “Mine” @official2baba #myBestFriend #mysupportsystem."   View this post on Instagram   #annieidia celebrates her hubby #2baba on his birthday She shared this video with caption; Oh my WORLD ....😍 H A P P Y B I R T D A Y...
‘It was a conflict between Messi and the club’ – Koeman
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‘It was a conflict between Messi and the club’ – Koeman

The club legend reversed his decision to seek an exit this summer, citing his unwillingness to get involved in a legal battle Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has insisted that there is no conflict between himself and Lionel Messi, following the club legend's decision to reverse course and stay with the Catalan side. Messi informed Barcelona of his desire to leave the club following the 2019-20 season, a frustrating campaign that saw Barca fail to win any trophies and finish with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. However, the 33-year old reversed course earlier this month, telling Goal that he would stay at the club rather than become embroiled in a messy legal battle.
Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach
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Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach

Black Stars legend Michael Essien has finally transitioned into coaching after hanging up his boots following a very long career. Essien has joined the coaching staff of Danish team FC Nordsdjaelland. The club announced Essien’s appointment with a post on their social media handles this morning. “Welcome Essien. The former Black Star and pro player, Michael Essien, is joining our coaching staff this season. He’s gonna assist the coaches and participate in the training sessions alongside the players,” the Denmark based club wrote on Twitter. “I am delighted to have joined @fcnordsjaelland coaching staff as part of my development towards my full coaching licence. I will also be assisting the players on and off the pitch as part of my role,”
Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child
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Rio and Kate Ferdinand reveal the sex of their unborn child

Rio and Kate Ferdinand have revealed they are having a baby boy. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 29, made the big announcement as she shared pictures from a gender reveal party that took place at their home in Bromley. She wrote in her caption: ' it’s a boy. me and tia are outnumbered.' The event was attended by close friends and family of the couple. In one of the photos, the reality star was pictured hugging husband, 41, as her stepchildren, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 11, and nine-year-old Tia, cheered them on. This will be Kate's first child and fourth for Rio. He welcomed his three other children with his first wife, Rebecca, who passed away in 2015 after a short battle with breast cancer. Rio and Kate started their relationship in 2017 and tied the k...
‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done
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‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done

The Anfield legend believes the Reds will sign the Spain international “on their terms”, with a move set to be made late in the summer window Liverpool will do a deal for Thiago Alcantara “on their terms”, says Jamie Carragher, with the Reds legend confident that the midfielder will be snapped up from Bayern Munich in a deal worth around £20 million ($26m). A move to Anfield for the Spain international continues to be mooted in the current transfer window. Jurgen Klopp is said to have indentified the 29-year-old as a top target, with the Premier League champions looking to add even more graft and guile to their engine room.
Fernandes won’t suffer second-season dip at Man Utd, says Neville
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Fernandes won’t suffer second-season dip at Man Utd, says Neville

A club legend has acknowledged the fact that the Portuguese was "shattered" towards the end of the 2019-20 campaign, but expects him to return fresh Gary Neville has expressed his belief that Bruno Fernandes won't suffer a second-season dip in form at Manchester United. United spent €55 million (£49m/$66m) to bring Fernandes to Old Trafford from Sporting CP on January 30. He quickly set about repaying the club's initial investment, as the Red Devils embarked on an impressive unbeaten run before the coronavirus pandemic stopped play in March.
Cruzeiro ‘announce’ Move For Barcelona Star Messi After Website Hack
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Cruzeiro ‘announce’ Move For Barcelona Star Messi After Website Hack

The Brazilian club quickly took down the post and said they would take action to identify the hackers who pulled off the prank Brazilian side Cruzeiro gave their fans quite the shock on Friday when their website announced the signing of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. That announcement, as many would have expected, turned out to be fake — the product of a hack that the club say they are investigating. On Tuesday,  Messi told Barcelona he wants to leave  the club in a shock move after spending 20 years with the Catalan outfit. 
Kompany hoping Messi joins Man City as he backs Barca star to help them win the Champions League
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Kompany hoping Messi joins Man City as he backs Barca star to help them win the Champions League

The Citizens former skipper has backed the club's reported pursuit of the Argentine star Vincent Kompany is hoping Lionel Messi does end up joining Manchester City and believes the Barcelona legend could help the club end their Champions League drought.  Messi handed in a shock transfer request this week with Pep Guardiola's side the strong favourites to sign the Argentine should he secure a Camp Nou exit.  Having previously played under Guardiola, Messi reportedly favours a move to the Etihad with City's manager also seemingly keen on a reunion after the two held initial talks about a move. 
Larry King Daughter, Chaia and Son, Andy Die WWithin Weeks of each other
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Larry King Daughter, Chaia and Son, Andy Die WWithin Weeks of each other

American talk show legend, Larry King has suffered double tragedy after losing two of his children within weeks of each other. His son, Andy is said to have passed away "suddenly” two weeks ago aged 65, while his daughter Chaia died of lung cancer on Thursday, August 20, at the age of 51. The 86-year-old television icon is recovering from a stroke and won't be able to fly from Los Angeles to Florida for the funerals, according to Daily Mail. Larry’s granddaughter, Jillian, 31, told the publication that the star’s 65-year-old son died suddenly on July 28 from what they believe was a heart attack.  Three weeks later, Larry’s 52-year-old daughter passed away from lung cancer.  Jillian told the outlet that everyone in her family is “feeling pretty bad and broken,” ad...
‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi
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‘Man City need three exceptional signings’ – Guardiola requires more money, says Xavi

The Barcelona legend, who worked under the Blues boss at Camp Nou, believes further funds need to be invested at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City need to continue backing Pep Guardiola in the transfer market and add another “three exceptional” signings to their ranks, says Xavi. The Barcelona legend is keeping a close eye on events at the Etihad Stadium. Having previously worked under Guardiola at Camp Nou, the World Cup winner is eager to see his former boss deliver more domestic and continental success in a distinguished coaching career.
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
His song is not for a campaign of hate – Tom Petty’s family says as it issues cease and desist order to Trump campaign
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His song is not for a campaign of hate – Tom Petty’s family says as it issues cease and desist order to Trump campaign

President Donald Trump's campaign has suffered another setback after being served a cease-and-desist letter by the family of the late American rock legend Tom Petty for playing "I Won't Back Down" at his rally in Tulsa, Okla. The family in a statement released over the weekend, said the use of the song was "in no way authorized." The statement issued by Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty, the musician's children, widow and first wife partly read;   "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together."   Benmont Tench III, a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers also shared same sentiment.  He wrote...
Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher
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Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher

In the week that Timo Werner's move to Chelsea was confirmed, the club legend wants a serious look at the attacking options open to Jurgen Klopp Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has said that the Reds’ offensive weakness without Mohamed Salah is worrying. The Egypt international missed Sunday’s derby encounter against Everton, left on the bench after recent hip problems, and without him the Premier League champions elect struggled to create opportunities against their Stanley Park rivals. Although the Anfield side dominated the game, they were unable to create any clear opportunities and the last 10 minutes were controlled by their hosts, who went closest when Tom Davies hit the post, leaving manager Jurgen Klopp to reflect that his side were a little “lucky”.
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.
Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?
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Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?

While the lack of pressure on the Toffees could be a double-edged sword, the Nigerian may be a beneficiary of lessened expectations in the final weeks Months after a chastening return to Chelsea in early March, Carlo Ancelotti will have had time to reflect on arguably the worst Everton performance since he took charge in December. Upon his return to Stamford Bridge, former player Frank Lampard easily dispatched his old boss 4-0 in one of the Blues’ best showings under their club legend. In a sense, the break came at a perfect time for the three-time Champions League-winning manager, as the wheels had just begun to come off after an impressive start at Goodison Park. Having recorded five wins from his first eight Premier League games, Ancelotti saw his side fail to win in three ...
De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham
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De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has blamed David de Gea for the goal Tottenham Hotspur scored, during a 1-1 game in the Premier League on Friday. Providing commentary on Sky Sports, Neville said De Gea will be “extremely disappointed” with himself, for failing to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s shot. The Spanish goalkeeper fumbled Bergwijn’s effort into his net, to give Spurs the lead. However, Bruno Fernandes made it 1-1, after Eric Dier fouled Paul Pogba inside the penalty area. “I think David de Gea will be extremely disappointed. He’s got to save that. “Bergwjin does really well. He’s got past Harry Maguire. But that shot is really close to De Gea. That’s really poor from the goalkeeper. Really poor. “It’s fine margins. Hugo Lloris made a key save fro...
No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma
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No big deal if Onana sits on the bench at Barcelona or PSG – Mboma

The Indomitable Lions legend has added his voice concerning the reported interest in the 24-year-old goalkeeper Former Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma believes it would be worth it for Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana to sign for Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain even if it means limited game time. Onana has been linked with a big move away from the Dutch giants in the next transfer window with La Liga giants Barca, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen to take him on board. If he picks Barcelona, he would be returning to the Catalonia side where he attended La Masia for five years before joining Ajax in 2015.
Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United
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Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, has praised Odion Ighalo's impact at the club since joining in January while explaining what differentiates him from other strikers at the club. Last week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive three months of playing at the club after joining on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Giggs who won 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils before becoming a coach first at Manchester United then at Wales, is delighted Ighalo will be staying at Manchester United for the next six months. "He's different, he's a centre forward whereas the other players can play out wide,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "He gives you something extra off the bench when he's...
‘Your legacy lives on’ – Yobo pays heartfelt tribute to late Stephen Keshi
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‘Your legacy lives on’ – Yobo pays heartfelt tribute to late Stephen Keshi

The Super Eagles’ assistant coach took to social media to put out a heartfelt tribute to commemorate the death of the Nigeria icon Nigeria football legend Joseph Yobo has posted an emotional tribute to Stephen Keshi, who passed away on June 7, 2016. Keshi - the only man after Mahmoud El-Gohary to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach - passed away after suffering a heart attack at the age of 54 on this day four years ago - six months after losing his wife Kate to cancer. Yobo developed an incredible bond with the ‘Big Boss’ during his time as Super Eagles coach, having captained his team to winning the 2013 Afcon staged in South Africa. Also, he played a key role in his side’s 2014 Fifa World Cup outing where the three-time African champions bowed out to France in t...
Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’
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Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’

The 39-year-old Barcelona legend speaks about how he convinced his father to allow him to be a footballer before making it to Europe Former Real Madrid and Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o says he secretly played football as a youngster as he struggled to make his parents accept his dream of becoming a professional. Growing up in Douala in his native Cameroon, Eto'o was barred from playing football by his parents but he was not to be discouraged from pursuing the game. It is a familiar tale narrated by many African footballers, but the Cameroonian says he insisted on football as he nicodemously went to play, before an opportunity to join Real Madrid came in 1996, after passing through Kadji Sports Academy in Douala.
Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon
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Majek Fashek Death: Nigerians Mourn Demise of Music Icon

Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, died earlier today, and Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn the demise of the reggae music legend. The death of the music star was announced by his manager, Umenka Uzoma Day, who said; “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.” “Let celebrate him, his achievements, and his family, whatever decisions made by his immediate family will be notified.” According to The Punch, Majek Fashek died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness. See some reactions to the news of his death below; @lalaakindoju: I spent a huge part of Saturday mornings as a child dancing and singing to Majek Fashek’s albu...
He Scored The ‘Most Spectacular Goal In German Football’ Klopp Hails Okocha
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He Scored The ‘Most Spectacular Goal In German Football’ Klopp Hails Okocha

Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp has hailed Nigerian legend, Austin Okocha for his impact in football, crediting him to have scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football.” Klopp picked Okocha’s dazzling strike against Oliver Kahn –when he featured for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruher in the 1992-93 Bundesliga campaign –as the most spectacular goal he has seen in German football. The 46-year-old Nigerian legend danced through many of his markers, left them crawling on the floor before hitting the ball past Khan. It was to be later voted as the Goal of the Season by several football publications as well as German TV sports show, Sportschau. And according to Klopp, the goal was historic, adding that Okocha left the German goalkeeper and his defenders divi...
Inter Milan hero Bergomi happy with Icardi PSG sale
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Inter Milan hero Bergomi happy with Icardi PSG sale

Inter Milan hero Beppe Bergomi has welcomed Mauro Icardi's sale to PSG. On Sunday Icardi was signed permanently by PSG, for a reported €50m plus €8m in bonuses – on top of the €13m paid for the loan spell. “Inter had already made their decision on Icardi last year," club legend and 1982 World Cup winner Bergomi told Sky Sport Italia. “Considering the way the situation had evolved, I think PSG represent the best choice for all concerned. Icardi has joined a club that doesn't have the prestige of Inter, but it has won the Ligue 1 title and can technically still win the Champions League. “Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku has done a fantastic job of replacing Icardi, so everyone is happy."
Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea
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Roberto Carlos: I was very close to joining Chelsea

The iconic left-back had already met with Roman Abramovich and Peter Kenyon and was all set to move to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer Brazil legend Roberto Carlos has revealed that he was "very close" to joining Chelsea in 2007, only for the transfer to collapse at the last minute. The former defender was a free agent at the time, having parted company with Real Madrid after 11 trophy-laden years at Santiago Bernabeu. "I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea," Carlos told Goal after the Challenge Heineken Legends. "Chelsea didn't work out so I signed for Fenerbahce.
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.
Ferdinand backs Man Utd to move for ‘playground footballer’ Sancho
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Ferdinand backs Man Utd to move for ‘playground footballer’ Sancho

The former Old Trafford centre-back has sung the praises of the 20-year-old forward and wants to see him in red next term Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has given his backing to the club to move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. The young English attacker, who came through the youth ranks across the town at Manchester City, has been in the viewfinder of the Red Devils for several months after critically acclaimed displays in the Bundesliga. The return of top-flight football in Germany on Saturday is set to see Sancho thrust into the spotlight further, particularly as his BVB side kick off with a derby encounter against Schalke as they seek to chase down league leaders Bayern Munich.
9ice Declares Olamide ‘A Legend’
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9ice Declares Olamide ‘A Legend’

Popular Nigerian singer, Abolore Akande simply known and addressed as 9ice has declared fellow singer, Olamide Ayodeji simply known as ‘Olamide ‘ as a legend. Taking to his official Twitter handle on Thursday, 9ice shared a photo of the YBNL boss, asking fans to describe him in one word. He then took the bold step by describing him as a legend in his own assertion of him. Since he dropped the comment, many people have been dropping their thoughts about the YBNL boss. So what do you think about him??? He wrote: “ One word for him. “Me: legend  
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Robert De Niro slams Trump saying he ‘doesn’t care how many die’ from coronavirus

Robert De Niro has taken aim at Donald Trump as he reopened his feud with the president, saying he "doesn't care" how many people die from coronavirus. The 76-year-old Oscar-winning actor is one of Mr Trump's most vociferous critics and has slammed his handling of the health crisis. More than 82,000 people have died in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University, more than any other country. During an appearance on Newsnight, De Niro described the situation at the White House as "Shakespearean," saying "you've got a lunatic saying things that people are trying to dance around". Mr Trump, who is up for re-election in November, has frequently been accused of contradicting the advice of his scientific advisers throughout the pandemic and refuses to wear a mask. He was wid...
Coronavirus isn’t a ‘Big Concern’ for Fit and Healthy Footballers – Arsenal Legend Jens Lehmann
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Coronavirus isn’t a ‘Big Concern’ for Fit and Healthy Footballers – Arsenal Legend Jens Lehmann

Arsenal football club legend, Jens Lehmann, has stated that professional footballers have no issues with contracting Coronavirus, as their fit lifestyles mean they don't get to show adverse symptoms of the disease. Lehmann, who recently made a full recovery from Covid-19 himself, urged players to get back on the pitch as the Premier League authorities are set to start football activities next month. Lehmann's comments come after the UK Government gave the Premier League the green light to return at the start of June behind closed doors, while laying down strict rules to prevent the spread of Coronavirus among players. ‘In the end, you have to live with it, because the only thing that this lockdown is based on is the hope that eventually we are going to find a vaccine or so...
Guardiola’s work at Barcelona was easy, the team was already complete, says former team-mate Stoichkov
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Guardiola’s work at Barcelona was easy, the team was already complete, says former team-mate Stoichkov

A Blaugrana legend has questioned the Spaniard's legacy at Camp Nou, insisting Frank Rijkaard was the man who assembled the star-studded 2008 squad Hristo Stoichkov has expressed his belief that Pep Guardiola's "work was easy" at Barcelona, with the team already complete when he was handed the managerial reins. Guardiola was given the top job at Camp Nou in 2008 after a successful spell in charge of the B team, replacing Frank Rijkaard in the hot seat. Barca won an unprecedented treble in Guardiola's first season in charge, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Carlos Puyol all at the peak of the powers.
Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson
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Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson

The Red Devils legend thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a "good decision' by handing the England defender leadership duties earlier this season Harry Maguire fully "deserved" to be named Manchester United's new permanent captain in January, according to Bryan Robson, who has described the club's record signing as a "top player". United forked out £80 million to lure Maguire to Old Trafford last summer after months of speculation, making him the world's most expensive defender in the process. The 27-year-old has been the first name on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team sheet ever since, racking up 42 appearances across all competitions while also contributing two goals and three assists.
‘I wasn’t happy that Courtois was made No.1’ – Cech reflects on Chelsea edging him towards Arsenal
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‘I wasn’t happy that Courtois was made No.1’ – Cech reflects on Chelsea edging him towards Arsenal

The Blues legend was nudged down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge by a Belgium international, with the decision then taken to cross London Chelsea legend Petr Cech admits he was “not happy at all” when the decision was taken to drop him behind Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. The Czech goalkeeper had been the most reliable of last lines of defence for the Blues for 10 years prior to being asked to fill back-up duties. Four Premier League titles and a Champions League crown had been collected in that time, with well over 450 appearances taken in.
Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam
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Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have experienced an upturn in form and January signing Fernandes has excelled in the early part of his Old Trafford career Bruno Fernandes has given Manchester United an extra dimension, according to Jaap Stam, but the Old Trafford legend says his former club still need more quality if they are to bridge the gap that exists between themselves, Liverpool and Manchester City. Portugal international Fernandes arrived from Sporting in January for £47 million ($60m) following a long-running transfer saga and hit the ground running, scoring three goals and providing four assists in his first nine games. The 25-year-old was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for February and has yet to taste defeat since arriving in England.
Burna Boy Is A Legend – Samklef Declares
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Burna Boy Is A Legend – Samklef Declares

Nigerian producer and artiste Samklef has declared singer Burna Boy a legend or having the guts to smoke in the presence o his mom. Burna had gone a live session with his mom on IG and during the live session, he was seen smoking as his mom looked on. Sharing the video of the ‘Ye’ singer with his mom during a live video, Samklef wrote; ”Respect @burnaboygram appreciate u legend Na Man U be.” Samklef himself was in the news a few weeks ago after he took to social media to share money for those in need. https://www.instagram.com/burnaboygram/?utm_source=ig_embed
Yekini: Oliseh, Boboye and Baffoe lead tributes for late Nigeria striker
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Yekini: Oliseh, Boboye and Baffoe lead tributes for late Nigeria striker

The ex-Super Eagles and Ghana stars went on social media to mark the anniversary of the death of the 1993 African Player of the Year Sunday Oliseh, Kennedy Boboye, Anthony Baffoe and a host of other football figures have paid tribute to late Rasheed Yekini. The legendary forward known for his speed and shooting power died on May 8, 2012, at the age of 48. Yekini played a key role in helping Nigeria win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations while scoring the country’s first Fifa World Cup goal in the United States of America months later.
Liverpool’s Salah never abandoned Roma – Totti
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Liverpool’s Salah never abandoned Roma – Totti

The Egyptian superstar was on the books of the Giallorossi before joining the Reds Roma legend Francesco Totti has stated that Mohamed Salah did not abandon the Italian capital club when he departed for Liverpool in the summer of 2017. Following two stellar campaigns in which the Egypt international scored a combined 34 goals and provided 22 assists for the Giallorossi, the Reds acquired him for a then-club record £37 million. It proved to be a massive bargain as Salah has gone on to shine further with Liverpool, having a and in 128 goals (91 goals, 37 assists) in 144 outings.
‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp
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‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp

The Reds legend admits there is little room for improvement in a star-studded squad, with another forward likely to top a short shopping list Liverpool are unlikely to spend big in the next transfer window, admits Jamie Carragher, with “a better Divock Origi” likely to be the only entry on Jurgen Klopp’s wish list. The Reds have found considerable value in their recent forays into a difficult market. Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have all become star turns at Anfield, while the hope is that January arrival Takumi Minamino will soon justify the faith shown in him.
What Happened to Ronaldinho Made me Sad – Maradona
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What Happened to Ronaldinho Made me Sad – Maradona

Football icon, Diego Maradona, has said that what happened to Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, in Paraguay made him sad. DAILY POST recalls that Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis were arrested in Paraguay in early March, for allegedly using fake documents to enter the country. Ronaldinho left prison after 32 days when Judge Gustavo Amarilla decided that the former Brazilian international and his brother can live in a hotel in Asuncion, while they await trial on their charges. But Maradona has now leaped to the defense of Ronaldinho and insisted that the former AC Milan star is not a criminal. The Argentina legend believes the 40-year-old is innocent, adding that the former attacking midfielder maestro only went to Paraguay to work. “What happened to Ronaldinho made m...
‘If he gives you something, you must do it well’ – Rangers coach lifts the lid on working with Gerrard
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‘If he gives you something, you must do it well’ – Rangers coach lifts the lid on working with Gerrard

Criticism has come the way of Steven Gerrard this season as manager of Rangers but his right-hand man says things are moving in the right direction One of Steven Gerrard's first-team coaches at Rangers has lifted the lid on working under the Liverpool midfield legend, describing his record as 'incredible', and praising the work ethic and obsession in his Ibrox boss. Michael Beale joined Gerrard in Glasgow having first crossed paths with the Champions League winner during his time working in the Liverpool under-age ranks, and after experiencing his first role in the senior game working with legendary Brazilian goalkeeper-turned-coach Rogerio Ceni at Sao Paulo. Working alongside Gerrard has added to Beale's expertise as a coach and he believes that the former England captain is destin...
Liverpool starlet Elliott: I want to be a club legend like Gerrard
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Liverpool starlet Elliott: I want to be a club legend like Gerrard

The teenager became the youngest player to start a competitive game for the Reds when he took on MK Dons in September Liverpool's teenage star Harvey Elliott has said he wants to become a club legend like former captain ​Steven Gerrard. Elliott made history in May 2019 when he became the youngest player to ever play in a Premier League match, featuring for Fulham at the age of 16 years and 30 days. Liverpool snapped up the teenager last summer and he has continued to show his potential on Merseyside, becoming the youngest player to ever start a competitive game for Liverpool in September.