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‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan
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‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan

The Malawian has revealed her dreams with the Chinese club in the Asian continent, after celebrating her first career silverware Temwa Chawinga says she is eager to record more successes with her Chinese Women's Super League side Wuhan. The Malawi international ended as Wuhan's top scorer and the league's runners-up as she scored nine goals in 13 matches to help her side to a first-ever domestic title after a 19-year wait. To clinch the coveted crown, Wuhan thrashed holders Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the 2020 final, with Temwa scoring the opener to bury the dreams of her sister Tabitha and Jiangsu's back-to-back title ambitions.
‘Kane could leave in 2021 but Bale will excite him’ – Sheringham assesses transfer talk at Spurs
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‘Kane could leave in 2021 but Bale will excite him’ – Sheringham assesses transfer talk at Spurs

The former Tottenham striker believes a prolific England international will spend one more season in north London before weighing up his options Harry Kane could push for a move away from Tottenham in 2021 if the club fails to match his ambition, admits Teddy Sheringham, but the arrival of Gareth Bale is expected to prevent his head from turning for now. Big-money moves to various leading sides across Europe have been mooted for the England captain. Having proved himself to be one of the most prolific frontmen on the planet, interest in Kane is to be expected, especially as Spurs have failed to deliver him much-coveted silverware.
The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy has reportedly been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo.
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The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy has reportedly been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo.

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy has reportedly been stolen from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo. Former EFA vice-president Ahmed Shobier has issued a remarkable claim that the most coveted title in African football has mysteriously disappeared. The Egyptian national team achieved unprecedented success between 2006 and 2010 when they lifted the AFCON title three times, thus affording the opportunity to claim the floating trophy permanently. However, the silverware that was achieved under the guidance of legendary coach Hassan Shehata has seemingly been stolen a decade on. "The EFA started looking for some trophies as they aim to put them in a notable museum inside the EFA," Shobier said. "However, the EFA was surprised to find that the...
Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance
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Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance

Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance over Odion Ighalo's situation at Manchester United. ESPN says United's hopes of signing Ighalo, or at least extending his stay at Old Trafford, have been boosted after Shanghai Shenhua changed their transfer stance. The Chinese Super League outfit are ready to discuss a loan extension - having initially insisted on a permanent £20m switch. That will be music to the ears of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has publicly expressed his wish to keep the 30-year-old at Old Trafford to at least see out the season and win some silverware. A new contract from Shenhua is also on the table for Ighalo to sign.
Winning trophies is in Real Madrid’s DNA’ – Zidane warns Barcelona of strong La Liga title challenge
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Winning trophies is in Real Madrid’s DNA’ – Zidane warns Barcelona of strong La Liga title challenge

After leading the team's return to training, Zinedine Zidane hopes to make a fight of this season's La Liga title race Zinedine Zidane is determined to finish the season with silverware after Real Madrid returned to group training this week. The Madrid head coach has led sessions at Valdebebas this week, with players able to resume group workouts in small numbers. It is hoped the 2019-20 La Liga season, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to get back underway next month, with president Javier Tebas aiming for a June 12 return.
Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ as good as they were three years ago – Redknapp
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Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ as good as they were three years ago – Redknapp

The ex-Spurs boss thinks the club have been caught in a downward spiral after failing to pick up any silverware under Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham are "nowhere near" as good as they were three years ago, according to Harry Redknapp, who believes too many top-quality players have left the club over the last couple of seasons. Mauricio Pochettino transformed Spurs into top four regulars and major trophy contenders during his five-year spell in north London, establishing himself as one of the best head coaches in Europe in the process. At one stage, the Lilywhites were seen as dark horses for the Premier League title, with a second-place finish in 2016-17 marking their best showing in the top-flight for over 50 years.
I will be surprised if he doesn’t win a trophy’ – Poyet backs Mourinho to justify Pochettino dismissal
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I will be surprised if he doesn’t win a trophy’ – Poyet backs Mourinho to justify Pochettino dismissal

The Uruguayan is confident the manager will bring success to Tottenham, who made the bold decision to dismiss Mauricio Pochettino this season Jose Mourinho will bring silverware to Tottenham and justify the club's decision to dismiss Mauricio Pochettino, according to Gustavo Poyet. The Portuguese manager took the helm at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last November after Spurs sprung a surprise by ending Pochettino's five-year reign with the club. While Pochettino transformed the club into top-four regulars and reached the 2019 Champions League final, he failed to win a trophy during his time in London. Poyet, who finished his playing career with Tottenham, conceded it was a debatable call to get rid of Pochettino but is confident Mourinho – one of the most decorated managers in the s...
One of the greatest nights of my life’ – Klopp reveals favourite memory from Liverpool’s Champions League win
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One of the greatest nights of my life’ – Klopp reveals favourite memory from Liverpool’s Champions League win

The Reds boss admits neither side were at their best in the decider but singled out the moment he knew his side had clinched the trophy As the one-year anniversary of Liverpool's Champions League final win over Tottenham edges closer, Jurgen Klopp has revealed the one memory from the night that stands out above the rest. The German manager had yet to win a single piece of silverware with the Reds before that point but finally broke the drought as he guided his side to a 2-0 win. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi clinched the victory, and it was the second goal that Klopp remembers most fondly.
Man City star Sterling: Messi’s shirt the one I really want
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Man City star Sterling: Messi’s shirt the one I really want

The forward keeps a large collection of opponents' shirts hidden away, but plans to look at them with fondness when his career ends Raheem Sterling admits he wants to get his hands on one of Lionel Messi's shirts, even if he might not rush to put it on his wall. Manchester City forward Sterling is building up a collection after swapping his jersey with star opponents following big games, but he keeps them locked away. The 25-year-old says he is waiting until the end of his career before bringing together his silverware and framing his shirt collection. Sterling intends to make sure "a couple" of City team-mate David Silva's shirts adorn the walls of his house in Jamaica. "I am a shirt collector but I don't put any shirts on my wall as of yet," Sterling told BBC Radio 5 Live....
African Games: Nigeria want to be remembered for winning – Makunjuola
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African Games: Nigeria want to be remembered for winning – Makunjuola

The Flying Eagles forward is confident his side will help the West African nation reclaim the continental silverware Nigeria U20 forward Success Makanjuola has backed his side to win the African Games for the first time in 46 years on Friday. Paul Aigbogun's men will battle Burkina Faso, who they held them to a 1-1 draw in the group stage, in 2019 final in Rabat. The West African nation last tasted glory at the quadrennial event in 1973 in Lagos, where they defeated Guinea 2-0 in the final.
Federation Cup: Niger Tornadoes midfielder Dosso Saib wanted trophy in first season
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Federation Cup: Niger Tornadoes midfielder Dosso Saib wanted trophy in first season

The Ivorian midfielder tells Goal he is devastated about the missed opportunity to land his first title with the Ikon Allah boys Niger Tornadoes midfielder Dosso Saib was pained by the missed chance to win silverware in his first season in Nigeria after his side lost in the Federation Cup final. Dosso joined Tornadoes midway into the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, and even though his arrival could not save the Ikon Allah Boys from relegation, he did well enough to help them to a 2019 Federation Cup final berth. Unfortunately, Tornadoes lost 4-3 on penalties to Kano Pillars on Sunday, the second time in three years they have finished as runners-up in the competition.
Manchester United’s transfer policy ‘difficult’ to follow, says Moyes
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Manchester United’s transfer policy ‘difficult’ to follow, says Moyes

The former Red Devils boss believes the club have prioritised marketing ability over skill when it comes to picking new signings Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club have fallen out of competition for silverware because of their ambiguous transfer strategy. The Red Devils have won just three trophies - the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup - since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013. Despite their big spending, United have finished outside the Premier League's top two in five of the last six years.
Klopp: ‘No doubt’ that Liverpool are winners ahead of fresh Premier League title race
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Klopp: ‘No doubt’ that Liverpool are winners ahead of fresh Premier League title race

The Reds boss insists that his belief never wavered on the back of final defeats, but is delighted to have delivered major silverware at Anfield Jurgen Klopp insists his belief in Liverpool’s ability to land major honours never wavered, but he is pleased to have ensured that there is now “no doubt” that the Reds are winners. Prior to the 2018-19 campaign, Kenny Dalglish was the last man to deliver trophy glory at Anfield. A League Cup success back in 2012 remained the last entry on the Reds’ roll of honour prior to their Champions League triumph over Tottenham.
Lacazette: Arsenal should forget titles for a few seasons & aim for top four
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Lacazette: Arsenal should forget titles for a few seasons & aim for top four

The France international forward is hoping to compete for silverware in the near future, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also chasing down trophies Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal are still “a few seasons” away from challenging for “the biggest titles” having ended 2018-19 without silverware. Unai Emery, in his first season at the helm, did guide his side to the Europa League final , but saw them suffer a crushing 4-1 defeat to domestic rivals Chelsea in Baku. The Spaniard also failed to deliver Champions League qualification after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.
Romero sets Man Utd trophy target after finishing 2018-19 campaign empty-handed
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Romero sets Man Utd trophy target after finishing 2018-19 campaign empty-handed

The Argentine goalkeeper is looking for the Red Devils to get their hands on major silverware next season after going two years without success Sergio Romero admits that securing major silverware has to be a top target for Manchester United in 2019-20 after enduring two trophyless campaigns. The Red Devils appeared to have got back into the winning habit during Jose Mourinho’s debut season at the helm in 2016-17. They were, however, to secure just a runner-up finish in the Premier League a year later, while 2018-19 proved to be forgettable on a number of levels.
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 2: Salah on the spot as Reds seal Champions League glory
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Tottenham 0 Liverpool 2: Salah on the spot as Reds seal Champions League glory

Jurgen Klopp ended his and Liverpool's wait for silverware as Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi bookended a 2-0 win over Tottenham. Mohamed Salah put last season's final heartbreak behind him by setting up a 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid and a sixth Champions League triumph for Liverpool. Egypt star Salah was infamously injured in a challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos before the Reds subsided to a 3-1 defeat in Kiev 12 months ago but grabbed the opener in a largely forgettable contest at the Wanda Metropolitano. The Premier League Golden Boot winner dispatched a second-minute penalty after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for handball.
Sergio Aguero Drops Premier League Title In Street Parade
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Sergio Aguero Drops Premier League Title In Street Parade

Manchester City have appeared to drop the English Premier League title from a balcony. City were parading the trophy around the city of Manchester at the end of a remarkable season for Pep Guardiola's side. They retained the Premier League and also won the FA Cup and League Cup. It appeared the Premier League trophy would need some repair work after a video emerged of it smashed on the floor. It seemed the trophy had been dropped off a balcony with Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne seen in the clip, though it is unclear who the guilty culprit was. The players on the video do not know where to turn as it pans back to the smashed silverware on the ground below. Video Below... Man City’s Champions league ..*Premier league trophy has just been dropped from height ? pic...
Solskjaer Takes Final Decision on Selling Man United Striker for £50m This Summer
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Solskjaer Takes Final Decision on Selling Man United Striker for £50m This Summer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to sell striker, Alexis Sanchez, this summer for £50million. DAILY POST recalls that Man United’s hierarchy gave Solskjaer the final say over the future of striker, Alexis Sanchez, at the club. Sanchez has failed to impress at Man United since his arrival from Arsenal, 18 months ago. The 30-year-old has scored just five goals in 41 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions. However, The Sun is now reporting that Solskjaer does not see Sanchez as part of his plans for next season following his appointment as Man United’s permanent manager. Speaking last month about his time so far at Man United, Sanchez said: “I want to keep showing my love for football. I know what I can do. I have belief in my ability....
D’Tigers to know FIBA World Cup foes on March 16
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D’Tigers to know FIBA World Cup foes on March 16

Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers will know their opponents at the FIBA World Cup when the draw holds in Shenzhen, China on March 16, 2019.The team will be making their third appearance after a 12 -year absence since 2006. All eyes will be on the Alex Nwora tutored side ahead of the Mundial holding between August 31 and September 15 in China after becoming the first country to qualify in the world for the World Cup on the back of a nine-match unbeaten streak. Speaking ahead of the draws, Nwora said, “Nothing good comes easy and I am waiting to see the teams that will be drawn against us. The 32 teams, which have qualified for the World Cup, have the potential to win the championship, so no country can be underrated. “This is a historic moment for me as the head co...
Rennes fight back to stun 10-man Arsenal in Europa League
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Rennes fight back to stun 10-man Arsenal in Europa League

Arsenal face a major battle if they are to reach the Europa League quarter-finals after a 3-1 defeat away to Rennes in France on Thursday, despite Alex Iwobi putting the Gunners ahead early on. Iwobi gave the Premier League side the perfect start in this last 16, first leg at a raucous Roazhon Park, but the match hinged on the sending-off of Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos four minutes before half-time. Benjamin Bourigeaud equalised moments later, and the hosts’ second-half pressure paid off as a Nacho Monreal own goal put Rennes ahead before Ismaila Sarr’s late header gave them a two-goal cushion in the tie. Unai Emery’s side must now turn the tie around in the second leg in London next Thursday if they are to progress any further in a competition which represents thei...
Manchester United Target Trophies As Revenue Hits Record High
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Manchester United Target Trophies As Revenue Hits Record High

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward underlined the club’s hunger for silverware on Tuesday after announcing record-breaking revenues. Manchester United players United, under manager Jose Mourinho, are seventh in the Premier League after a disappointing start to the season, eight points behind leaders Liverpool and six behind reigning champions Manchester City. The club have not won the Premier League since 2013, under former boss Alex Ferguson. United, who have been top of the Deloitte Football Money League for two successive years, brought in £590 million ($776 million) in the year ending June 30 2018 — a rise of just 1.5 per cent on the previous year. READ ALSO; European Ryder Cup squad pays tribute to Spain’s Barquin But the expectation is for revenue ...
Neymar Vows To Stay At PSG
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Neymar Vows To Stay At PSG

Neymar has dismissed rumours of a Paris Saint-Germain exit as the Brazil star reaffirmed his commitment to the French champions. Real Madrid – seeking a replacement for new Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo – have been strongly linked with Neymar, though the European champions ruled out an approach for the 26-year-old. Neymar Former Barcelona forward Neymar’s future dominated headlines towards the back end of the 2017-18 season as talk of a return to Spain intensified. However, Neymar says he has no plans to leave the Ligue 1 holders following the World Cup in Russia, where Brazil lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals . “I’ll stay. I have a contract with PSG and I’ve chosen to be there for the challenge, for new things and higher goals,” Neymar told Fox Sports . “I won’t change m...
Chelsea Beat Man U 1-0 To Win The FA Cup Final
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Chelsea Beat Man U 1-0 To Win The FA Cup Final

Eden Hazard penalty separates the teams as Chelsea win FA Cup final. It was a tough encounter with very few clear cut chances from both side. The result means Jose Mourinho ended the season without a silverware.