Sunday, November 29

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Kagere named in Simba SC squad for Caf Champions League duty
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Kagere named in Simba SC squad for Caf Champions League duty

The former Gor Mahia striker has been drafted into the travelling squad as Wekundu wa Msimbasi target a good start in tournament Simba SC have named a squad of 24 players who will travel to Nigeria for their Caf Champions League against Plateau United FC on November 27. The Wekundu wa Msimbazi were drawn to face the Nigerian outfit in a two-legged preliminary round fixture with the winner set to qualify for the next round of the competition. Despite returning to training on Monday after two weeks out with injury, Rwanda striker Kagere has been drafted into the squad alongside striking partner and captain John Bocco.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gifted the new Playstation 5 to the entire AC Milan squad

  AC Milan hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pulled another blinder by making Christmas come early for his team-mates. The Swede has treated the entire squad to the brand new PlayStation 5, with three Milan players taking to Instagram to reveal the surprise and express their delight. The PS5, Sony's first new console for seven years, hit the shelves on Thursday and is in huge demand among customers desperately trying to get hold of one. But Ibrahimovic clearly has the right connections that allowed him to snap up a load for his fellow Rossoneri. Portuguese forward Rafael Leao shared a photo on Instagram of the PS5 box and tagged Ibrahimovic, thanking him and calling him the 'GOAT'. Winger Samu Castillejo went one better, placing the PS5 on the spoiler of his jet black Lamb...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten
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Being a manager is bad for your health, says Dutch legend Van Basten

The former AC Milan striker admits that he was "not a good manager" and is pleased to be out of the profession Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has claimed that being a manager is bad for your health. As a player, Van Basten was one of the outstanding forwards of his generation, scoring a memorable goal for the Netherlands in the 1988 European Championship final against the USSR and starring for the likes of Ajax and AC Milan. Injury forced him to retire and, in 2004, he moved into management. He had stints with the Netherlands, Ajax, Heerenveen and AZ, but admits that the job wasn’t for him and he is delighted to no longer be doing it.
Guardiola addresses Aguero’s contract situation at Manchester City
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Guardiola addresses Aguero’s contract situation at Manchester City

The Argentine striker is due to become a free agent next summer, but his manager says a renewal "depends on his physical condition" Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues "miss him a lot" when he's not fit to play. Aguero has just entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, having spent the last nine years of his career in Manchester. The 32-year-old has hit 255 goals in 373 appearances for City during that time, becoming their all-time record scorer in the process, but injuries have often held him back from making an even greater contribution.
He’s a good choice for Nigeria’ – Ordega breathes sigh of relief after Waldrum appointment
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He’s a good choice for Nigeria’ – Ordega breathes sigh of relief after Waldrum appointment

The Super Falcons have been without a coach since September last year and the striker was elated by the American's appointment Francisca Ordega has abacked Randy Wandrum to succeed as Nigeria's women team coach, conceding the wait for his engagement took longer than expected. The Super Falcons had gone without a substantive tactician for more a year since the resignation of Thomas Dennerby in September 2019. But early in October, Waldrum, who previously handled Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the US U23 national team, was named as Dennerby's replacement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
‘Salah is better now than he was in first season at Liverpool’ – Egyptian’s goal record is ‘computer game stuff’, says Henderson
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‘Salah is better now than he was in first season at Liverpool’ – Egyptian’s goal record is ‘computer game stuff’, says Henderson

The Reds captain has talked up his team-mate's impact at Anfield ahead of facing FC Midtjylland in the Champions League Mohamed Salah is better now than he was in his first season at Liverpool, according to Jordan Henderson, who has described the Egyptian's goal record as "computer game stuff". Salah endeared himself to Liverpool fans instantly following a €42 million (£38m/$50m) move from Roma in the summer of 2017, scoring 44 goals in 52 appearances in his maiden campaign at Anfield. He became the highest scoring striker in a single Premier League season in the process, while helping the Reds reach their first Champions League final in 13 years.
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter
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Gonzalo Higuain Scores His First MLS Goal And It’s An Absolute Belter

Gonzalo Higuain opened his account for Inter Miami with a stunning free-kick against New York Red Bulls in the MLS. David Beckham's franchise completed the signing of Higuain on a free transfer as the club's third designated player last month. And the Argentine forward scored his first goal for his new club on Wednesday. He converted a brilliant free-kick in the 81st minute to secure three points for the Florida-based team. A much-needed goal for Higuain who had a nightmare debut. His side lost 3-0 to Philadelphia Union with the former Chelsea striker blazing a penalty over the crossbar. But the 32-year-old is now up and running ahead of the remaining MLS fixtures. Inter Miami occupy 12th place on 14 points, four points behind Nashville who sit in the final play-of...
Aston Villa Complete Signing Of Exciting Striker Ruben Shakpoke
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Aston Villa Complete Signing Of Exciting Striker Ruben Shakpoke

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of highly-rated striker Ruben Shakpoke to the club’s academy. The teenager joins from Norwich City having rejected the chance of a scholarship with the Championship side. Shakpoke, an England youth international, is expected to initially link up with Villa’s under-18s squad. The Villain’s are still restructuring their squad before transfer window closed. Villain’s Academy manager Mark Harrison disclosed on the club website, stating that: “We’re delighted to announce Ruben’s signing and by welcoming him to the club”. “He has joined us after a lot of hard work was put in during our recruitment process and I thank everyone for their efforts. “We’re looking forward to working with Ruben and developing his talents”. But the arrival...
Cavani Agrees Two-year Deal With Man United
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Cavani Agrees Two-year Deal With Man United

Paris Saint-German out of favor £210k-a-week striker, Edison Cavani has reached a 2-year agreement with Manchester United and will fly-in to finalize the deal on Sunday. According to a seasoned Sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano Manchester United held talks with the strikers representative and a deal has been agreed between the two parties. The 33-year-old has held talks with Benfica and Athletico Madrid over a potential move, but all attempts failed to materialize due to his wage demand of around €10 million (£9m/$12m) per season and large agent fees. According to Daily Mail, Manchester United has now won the battle for his signature on a free transfer deal and the striker could fly-in to the UK tonight to finalize the move. Solskjaer believes that the forward can still pr...
Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.
Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher
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Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher

The former Red Devils midfielder believes an exciting youngster currently being used in a wide attacking role will evolve into a central striker Mason Greenwood boasts “world-class potential” and will ultimately become a “defender’s nightmare” in a central striking post for Manchester United, claims Darren Fletcher. At 18 years of age, a highly-rated product of the Red Devils’ famed academy system is still finding his feet on a senior stage. He has fared admirably under the spotlight to this point, with 17 goals recorded across all competitions in 2019-20.
Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz
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Lampard: Werner helped Chelsea sign Havertz

The Blues have a new forward line to take on the champions of England but their signing won't be ready in time for the match Frank Lampard has revealed signing fellow Germany international Timo Werner helped him in his bid to sign the high-coveted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a £70 million ($89m) deal. Chelsea sought the opinion of Werner, who came in from RB Leipzig through his £47.5m ($61m) release clause over two months earlier, which helped kickstart a summer transfer spend of around £200m ($252m) on five significant signings. Indeed, having introduced Werner into the squad to train, Lampard had a player he could use to give him feedback on what would be a major deal for the club. After a long round of talks, Chelsea finally got their man and Lampard appreciated the ...
Project Nketiah and Lamptey: Ghanaian media criticised for bad reportage amid chase for dual nationals
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Project Nketiah and Lamptey: Ghanaian media criticised for bad reportage amid chase for dual nationals

A former GFA official shared his views on the nation's recent concern in their quest to woo players of Ghanaian descent Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) communications director Ibrahim Sannie Daara believes "negative reportage" about the national team by the local press has not helped in making the Black Stars attractive to players of Ghanaian descent abroad. The former football governing body spokesman was reacting to comments by GFA Execute Council member and Black Stars Management Committee chairman George Amoakoh about the bad impact of speculation of the use of black magic by members of the national team in luring players of Ghanaian descent abroad to commit their international future to the West African country. Ghana are currently pursuing Arsenal striker Eddie Nke...
‘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.
‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch
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‘Liverpool missed a trick not getting Werner’ – Klopp also needs another centre-half, claims Crouch

The former Reds striker believes added firepower is required at Anfield and would also like to see defensive reinforcements brought in Liverpool “missed a trick not getting Timo Werner” and need to add another centre-half to their ranks after seeing issues at the back exposed against Leeds, says Peter Crouch. The Reds have been relatively quiet in the current transfer window. Greece international Kostas Tsimikas has been added to their ranks, but he was drafted in to provide back-up to first-choice left-back Andy Robertson.
‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas
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‘It was poor judgement’ – Man Utd star Greenwood apologises for inhaling laughing gas

The controversial spell that the teenager has endured continued when he was caught on film apparently inhaling nitrous oxide Mason Greenwood accepted he showed "poor judgement" after footage emerged of the Manchester United striker appearing to show him inhaling laughing gas. The video, which was published by The Sun , comes in the wake of Greenwood being sent home prior to England's Nations League contest with Denmark having broken coronavirus protocol rules after making his Three Lions debut against Iceland last weekend. In the footage, teenager Greenwood can be seen filling a balloon apparently with nitrous oxide from a canister before inhaling.
BBNaija: Big Brother issues a second strike to Ozo for writing love notes to Nengi
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BBNaija: Big Brother issues a second strike to Ozo for writing love notes to Nengi

Big Brother has issued a second strike to Ozo for infringement of house rules regarding communication over the love notes he wrote to profess his feelings for Nnegi.   While addressing the housemates over this week's wager and their behavior, Big Brother played a clip where Ozo was seen writing the love notes before he handed it over to Nengi.   He warned other housemates against writing secret messages before issuing Ozo his second strike, meaning if he gets another strike, he is out of the show via disqualification.
Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move
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Greenwood a ‘superstar in the making’ – Ferdinand hails Man Utd teenager and urges Sancho move

The Old Trafford legend has spoken highly of the two young talents, who have made such an impression in front of goal in recent months Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has hailed striker Mason Greenwood as “a future superstar”, while he has suggested that the Red Devils should continue their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished the 2019-20 campaign in fine form and impressed particularly offensively. The 18-year-old Greenwood was a major part of that as he finished his first full season with the senior side with 10 league goals in 31 outings, and it was enough to persuade Ferdinand of his talent.
Dettol Cool Announces Odion Ighalo As New Brand Ambassador
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Dettol Cool Announces Odion Ighalo As New Brand Ambassador

Nigeria’s leading hygiene brand – Dettol, has unveiled Nigerian football star, Odion Ighalo, as the brand ambassador for Dettol Cool.   Announcing the partnership via his Twitter account, the Manchester United star striker, who won the Golden boot, at AFCON 2019, said that as a sportsman he shares very similar values with the Dettol Cool brand.   The values, according to him, include - staying protected and safe from germs, staying fit and healthy, and being the best at what he does.   “As a professional footballer, staying healthy and germ-free is a critical part of my life,” he said.   Ighalo, who expressed excitement for the deal, said he had always been a huge fan of Dettol which he described as “one of the most popular and reputable brands g...
‘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.
It was a spectacular time’ – Ronaldo reveals truth about his parties at Real Madrid
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It was a spectacular time’ – Ronaldo reveals truth about his parties at Real Madrid

The Brazilian striker became renowned for his celebratory lifestyle while at Santiago Bernabeu, and has spoken about what went on behind closed doors Ronaldo has revealed what went on at his infamous parties during his time at Real Madrid, claiming that the stories and rumours that appeared in the news about his celebrations were often great exaggerations of the truth. Now president of Spanish club Real Valladolid, Ronaldo was the most feared forward in world football in his heyday, with some of the best years of his career spent at Santiago Bernabeu. While the Brazilian, a 2002 World Cup winner with his country, was admired for his skills on the field, his off-pitch antics also became a subject of attention.
Falcao intends to join Beckham at Inter Miami as Colombian striker airs MLS future plan
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Falcao intends to join Beckham at Inter Miami as Colombian striker airs MLS future plan

The former Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Monaco forward is planning on heading to the USA when his Galatasaray contract expires Radamel Falcao has revealed that he intends to join David Beckham at Inter Miami before hanging up his boots, with the Colombian eager to head for MLS once his Galatasaray contract expires. The 34-year-old striker still has two years left on his deal in Turkey, however, he is already looking to the future and a potential next port of call. Falcao would welcome the opportunity to head for the United States once he next hits the open market, with a spell in Florida holding plenty of appeal to him.
Chelsea capable of winning the Premier League – Ezeji
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Chelsea capable of winning the Premier League – Ezeji

The Blues have been the busiest of all English top-flight sides in the summer transfer window Ex-Chelsea striker Victor Ezeji believes the Blues can win the Premier League this season following their plethora of signings in the transfer window. The London side were unable to spend during the last summer window due to a ban by Fifa, which found them guilty of a serious and systemic breach of the rules regarding their dealings with overseas players under the age of 18. It was, however, lifted this January after winning an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
Ollie Watkins Joins Aston Villa From Brentford
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Ollie Watkins Joins Aston Villa From Brentford

Aston Villa have completed the signing of striker Ollie Watkins from Brentford for a club record fee of £28m, which could rise to £33m with add-ons. Watkins was the Championship’s joint-top scorer last season with 26 goals. The 24-year-old is Villa’s second signing of the transfer window following the £16m arrival of defender Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest. Ollie Watkins scored 26 times as Brentford missed out on promotion to the Premier League in the play-off final “Ollie has developed into one of the most sought-after strikers in the country,” said Villa boss Dean Smith. “We are looking forward to seeing him show his great qualities in an Aston Villa shirt. “He is a hugely determined character who has both the ability and personality to succeed at the highest level.”...
“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona
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“I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house – Samuel Eto’o delighted with Messi’s decision to stay at Barcelona

Former Barcelona and Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o, has stated that he is happy Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Barcelona, but warned the club to sign more players so the club won't be reliant on Messi. Messi wanted to leave Camp Nou recently, but changed his mind after his father and agent, was warned by the club that he could face legal issues if he doesn't obey his contract. Eto’o who played for Barcelona between 2004 and 2009, scoring 130 goals and winning eight titles there, says he is happy that Messi is now settled for the season “I am happy because my son Messi has stayed at his house, but at Barca, we need other players with Blaugrana DNA. Messi alone is not enough,” Eto’o said at a La Liga event as reported by TuttoMercato. “You need to look for players on t...
Yohan Boli’s double fires Al Rayyan past Kodjia’s Al Gharafa
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Yohan Boli’s double fires Al Rayyan past Kodjia’s Al Gharafa

Three Africans were on target as Diego Aguirre’s Lions got their first win of the season against the Cheetahs Cote d’Ivoire international Yohan Boli opened his goal account in the 2020-21 campaign with a brace as Al Rayyan breezed past Al Gharafa 3-1 in Monday’s Qatar Stars League fixture. Having failed to find the net against Al Sailiya in their opening game of the season – which ended in a 1-1 draw, the striker found the net twice as the Lions secured all points at stake inside Thani bin Jassim Stadium. The 26-year-old gave Diego Aguirre’s men a 26th minute lead thanks to an assist from Cameroon international Franck Kom.
Red-hot Osimhen must keep working hard – Napoli boss Gattuso
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Red-hot Osimhen must keep working hard – Napoli boss Gattuso

The Nigeria international has been in terrific form since his summer move to the Parthenopeans and has been urged not to relent on his efforts Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has urged Victor Osimhen to continue with his eye-catching performances for the club. The 21-year-old forward has been turning heads for the Parthenopeans since his big-money move from French side Lille in July. The striker bagged an eight-minute hat-trick in their pre-season friendly against L'Aquila and continued his fine start to life at Stadio San Paolo against Teramo.
Anam Imo scores first goal of the season in Rosengard victory over Djurgarden
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Anam Imo scores first goal of the season in Rosengard victory over Djurgarden

The Nigerian forward got her name on the scoresheet for the first time during the 2020 season Anam Imo found the back of the net for the first time in the Swedish Damallsvenskan this season as Rosengard secured a 3-0 victory over Djurgarden at Malmo IP on Sunday. The Nigeria international was a huge success last term having contributed five goals in 17 appearances to help Jonas Eidevall's side to reclaim the Damallsvenskan title on her debut season. The Super Falcons striker has featured in 13 games for the champions but made her only start against Pitea on August 2.
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Haaland reveals he’d be a rapper or a farmer if he wasn’t a footballer

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has revealed that he'd be a "rapper or a farmer" if he wasn't a footballer and outlined his desire to be the world's best. Haaland became one of the hottest properties in European football after netting a staggering 28 goals ihe 2019-20 campaign. n 22 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg in the first half of the United and Juventus to show an interest in the 20-year-old. Six of those efforts came in the Champions League group stages, prompting the likes of Real Madrid, Manchest The prolific Borussia Dortmund striker invited questions about his career from his followers on social media ahead of the new season
Frank Acheampong misses penalty in Tianjin TEDA defeat by Shanghai SIPG
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Frank Acheampong misses penalty in Tianjin TEDA defeat by Shanghai SIPG

The Ghanaian forward failed to inspire his team to a first league victory of the season Franck Acheampong missed from the penalty spot as Tianjin TEDA were defeated by Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League on Monday. The Tianjin Tigers were heading into this game winless in Group B of the abridged league format and coming up against the group leaders and 2018 champions was going to be a heavy task to achieve. It proved to go that way with Odil Akhmedov and former FC Porto striker Hulk netting for SIPG in the 29th and 25th minutes respectively.
Olunga: Kenya forward frustrated as Kashiwa Reysol lose to Kashiwa Antlers
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Olunga: Kenya forward frustrated as Kashiwa Reysol lose to Kashiwa Antlers

The Harambee Stars striker was left frustrated after they suffered a home defeat in a J1 League match played on Saturday Kenya international Michael Olunga has described their 3-2 defeat to Kashiwa Antlers on Saturday as a "difficult game". It was a day of mixed fortunes for Olunga as he ran clear in the J1 League Golden Boot race but on a day Reysol lost a vital league match at home. The former Gor Mahia striker struck the first goal of the encounter at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in the 57th minute with an assist from Masatoshi Mihara.
Messi and Griezmann aren’t incompatible at Barcelona – Deschamps
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Messi and Griezmann aren’t incompatible at Barcelona – Deschamps

The Les Bleus boss believes his French striker can shine alongside the Argentine in seasons to come if given the chance France head coach Didier Deschamps insisted Antoine Griezmann can successfully play alongside Lionel Messi as the Barcelona superstar eyes an exit. Messi has sensationally told Barca he wants to leave the embattled La Liga giants, having spent his entire professional career at Camp Nou. Griezmann, who arrived from Atletico Madrid at the start of the 2019-20 season, and his relationship with Messi made headlines throughout the campaign as the former struggled for consistency.
‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return
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‘Right now is the fittest I have ever been’ – Ex-Everton star Anichebe hungry for football return

The 32-year-old revealed his desire to return to the field for competitive football after a long hiatus Former Everton and Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe is hoping to play football again and he wants to complete his ‘unfinished business’ in England. Anichebe,32, last played competitive football in 2017 when he moved to China to play for Beijing Enterprises. Last year, the ex-Nigeria international had a trial at League One club Doncaster Rovers which was not successful, however, he awaits the right opportunity in England after snubbing offers from abroad.
Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan
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Aston Villa among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Brewster on loan

The 20-year-old is also on the radar of Newcastle, Brighton, Fulham and Crystal Palace, but will be given the chance to prove his worth to the Reds Aston Villa are among a host of clubs interested in signing Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster on loan. But the Reds will give the England Under-21 international the chance to prove his worth to Jurgen Klopp during pre-season before making a decision on his future. Brewster, 20, impressed after moving to Swansea on a temporary basis in January. The Londoner scored 11 times in 22 appearances for the South Wales outfit, helping them reach the play-off semi-finals, where they were narrowly edged out by Brentford over two legs.
Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic wants to quit football after he found his wife Tina Polovina cheating
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Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic wants to quit football after he found his wife Tina Polovina cheating

Atalanta’s Josic Ilicic is heartbroken, depressed and he is considering retiring from football. According to reports, he travelled to Slovenia to surprise his wife Tina Polovina, shockingly, he caught her cheating with another man. Josip Ilicic, 32, is considering quitting football after he was granted permission to leave the Italian club’s training camp for personal reasons. Ilicic met his wife Tina Polovina in 2009 and soon enough got married to her, they have two daughters Sofia and Victoria, rumours have it that the “little heart ” celebration the striker does after every goal is a dedication to his wife, Tina. The Slovenian striker seems to have slipped into depression after he found his wife cheating on him when he decided to pay her a surprise visit at their country ho...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has trolled England fans on holiday by reenacting his famous strike from Sweden's 4-2 win back in 2012. Both sides met at the Friends Arena eight years ago and Ibrahimovic score every goal as his side ran out comfortable winners. Ibrahimovic dominated the game and his standout goal was an overhead kick from 30 yards out that left Joe Hart stranded. The 38-year-old remembers the goal fondly and he recreated it while on holiday and captioned a tweet: "God Save the queen." He would win the Puskas Award that year for his remarkable athleticism and he left England stunned with the piece of skill. Then manager Roy Hodgson remarked the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain man's effort was a 'work of art.' He said per Goal, "The fourth goal was...
Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records
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Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes is now the leading goal scorer so far in the Europa League with seven goals (five with Sporting Lisbon, two with Man United). The Portugal international scored the only goal in Man United’s 1-0 victory over Copenhagen after 120minutes in the last-8 final tie on Monday night to qualify Man United to the semi-final, where they will face the winner between Wolves and Sevilla. Since the beginning of the 2019/20 Europa League, Fernandes has had a direct hand in 21 goals (13 goals, eight assists) in the tournament – more than any other player this term. Meanwhile, Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, broke two Europa League records after scoring a goal in his side’s 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the last-8 final tie on Monday nigh...
Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed
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Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed

Manchester United will face the winner of the Europa League quarter-final tie between Wolves and Sevilla in the last four. The Red Devils on Monday night defeated a spirited FC Copenhagen side 1-0. The only goal of the match came in the 97th minute of play, after both teams failed to score within regulation time. Inter Milan emerged as the second semi-finalist in the other game of the night. Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku gave the Serie A side a two-goal lead within 23 minutes. Although Kai Havertz pulled one back before the break, the match ended without any more goals. Inter await the winner between Basel and Shakhtar Donestk.
Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals
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Mikel Arteta to play Willian in new Position as Brazilian Undergoes Arsenal Medicals

Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, intends to play Willian in a central position next season, the UK Mirror reports. Willian has already confirmed his Chelsea exit and is believed to have undergone his medicals with the Gunners. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 32-year-old was mostly used as a right winger. However, Willian’s always felt that he was used incorrectly and that his best position is in a more central role behind the striker. Arteta clearly agrees and plans on using Willian in a no.10 role next term. While the length of Arsenal’s contract offer is believed to have been key in Willian’s move to the Emirates, Arteta’s plans for him have clearly influenced his thinking. He will however take a slight salary cut from his £120,000-a-week deal wi...
New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately
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New Juventus Manager, Pirlo told to Sign Man Utd Star Immediately

Former Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni, has urged new Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, to sign Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba this summer transfer window. Pogba played alongside Pirlo during their team at Juventus. But Toni believes the France World Cup winner would be the “ideal gift” for Pirlo to start building Juventus midfield ahead of next season. “Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport. “The ideal gift would be Pogba. I do not know if that is possible, but it would certainly be the best option. “Andrea will not be a coach who focuses on defending and counter-attacking. “He loves to dominate the ball and will want to impose that on his team. “I do not know what system he will use, and I do not think it matte...
Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates
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Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, has named his top five Red Devils teammates from during his time at the club. Van Persie joined Man United from Arsenal for £24million. The Dutch star went on to almost single-handedly secure Legendary Man United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13th and final Premier League title. He netted 26 goals in 38 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford, and seven years later he has now picked out the five players he enjoyed playing with the most when he was a Man United player. “It is hard to answer because most of them were impressive in their own style,” Van Persie told So Foot. “[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it is scary to do so. He did anything to win. “[Rio] Ferdinand, he was more ‘...
Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez
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Barcelona President Gives Latest Update on Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona’s president, Josep Bartomeu, has disclosed that the club have held discussion with Inter Milan over a transfer move for striker, Lautaro Martinez. DAILY POST had reported that Martinez is one of Barcelona’s top targets this summer, but the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means they are unlikely to meet the player’s £97million buy-out clause. “We held conversations with Inter a few weeks ago [over a transfer for Lautaro Martinez], but the negotiations are not ongoing at the moment. We are evaluating things,” Bartomeu told TV3. “The league and the Champions League are not finished, so we have to evaluate our priorities. We have also to make considerations on internal factors to face the crisis that the club is facing. “Right now, we cannot think about maki...
‘Sane not yet at the top level’ – Former Bayern Munich star Podolski says winger has room for improvement
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‘Sane not yet at the top level’ – Former Bayern Munich star Podolski says winger has room for improvement

The former Manchester City man is yet to reach his potential according to the veteran striker, who believes the 24-year-old can achieve great success Leroy Sane will prove a superb addition to Bayern Munich's side, according to the club's former striker Lukas Podolski, but the ex-Germany international believes that the winger has more yet to give. Sane's move to the Bundesliga champions was confirmed at the start of this month, following well over a year of speculation that he would swap Manchester City for Bavaria, with the attacking midfielder penning a long-term deal to seal a return to his home country. The arrival of the 24-year-old will boost an already fearsome Bayern side that sealed an eighth consecutive domestic crown earlier this year following the resumption of sport a...
Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho
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Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho

A former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has advised the club on signing Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho. Man United remain favourite to agree to a deal for Sancho this summer transfer’s window. Dortmund have already told the Red Devils to sign Sancho before August 10. But Berbatov believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do not ‘necessary’ need to sign the 20-year-old England international because of their present front three, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. “Looking at how the Man United squad are doing at the moment I do not think signing Sancho is necessary,” the Bulgarian told the Daily Mirror. “Look at the front three from the other night, the speed of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood was great to watch, their link-up pl...
How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger
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How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed how he convinced the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, to snub a move to Liverpool for the Blues. Chelsea officially completed the signing of Werner for £53 million from Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig last week, seeing off competition from Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge next month. But Rudiger has now disclosed that he was in constant dialogue with his fellow compatriot throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to persuade him to join Frank Lampard’s side ahead of Liverpool. “Like everyone, I am very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I am looking forward to working with him,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website. “I...
What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton
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What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he told his players to control their emotions better, after a scene was created during their 2-1 defeat at Brighton last Saturday. Some of Arteta’s squad members were furious with Neal Maupay after he clashed with goalkeeper, Bernd Leno in the first half. Leno was later taken off on a stretcher and replaced with Emi Martinez. Maupay went on to score the winner late in extra time as Arsenal lost two of their matches since the restart. The striker was surrounded by Arsenal players after the final whistle and Matteo Guendouzi had to be pulled away after placing his hands around Maupay’s throat. “When we show frustration, we have to show it in the right way. “I haven’t seen the images (of Guendouzi) or what h...
Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club
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Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club

Valladolid’s president, Ronaldo de Lima, has welcomed Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez to join the club once the summer’s transfer window opens. Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan move at Inter Milan from Manchester United. The Chilean international has failed to shine at Old Trafford, following a swap deal move from Arsenal in January 2018. The 31-year-old scored only three times in 32 Premier League matches for Man United, before leaving for Italy. But Ronaldo has now offered Sanchez the chance to revive his career at the Spanish La Liga club. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Manchester Evening News quoted Ronaldo as saying. “He has a lot of quality. “If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their door...