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Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United
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Ayo Akinola scores in Toronto FC draw at DC United

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

Two-time golf major winner, John Daly has revealed that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.   The veteran American PGA and Champions Tour golfer, 54, told Golf Channel that he received the diagnosis during a doctor visit after battling kidney stones.   “He did a CT with iodine,” Daly said. “They could see everything, said the kidneys are OK, looks like you passed a bunch, doesn't look like any stones are in there. But unfortunately, you have bladder cancer.   “After I did the CT, I was fixing to sip on a Diet Coke and he said, ‘Don’t drink anything. You need to get back in here and get this cancer out of you.’”   Daly said that doctors were able to remove the cancer, but they revealed to him that it would return back.   “He got ...
Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari Reacts as Nigerian Retains UFC Title
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Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari Reacts as Nigerian Retains UFC Title

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday reacted to the victory Nigerian-born Kamarudeen Usman who defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, Welterweight title. Usman had defeated Jorge Masvidal to retain his title. Consequently, Buhari commended Usman for fighting strong and flying Nigeria’s flag. A statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Usman’s victory was an indication that great people can come out of Nigeria. The statement sent to DAILY POST reads: “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC Champion, President Buhari commends the courageous fighter for finishing strong inside the octagon, proudly flying the green and white colours in distant lands, and reminding the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria. “While th...
Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years
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Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years

American football quarterback, Tom Brady, has announced he is leaving the New England Patriots, where he's played for 12-years, winning six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles, 219 wins, and three Most Valuable Player awards after 20 seasons with the club. The 42-year-old first-time free agent made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday but didn't reveal his next destination. In a statement, he wrote: 'To all my teammates, coaches, executives, Coach Belichick, RKK, and the Kraft family and the entire organization,' Belichick's statement began. 'I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me - I have learned from every...
RCCG Region 1 Holds a City-wide Annual Crusade – Outpouring 2020 With Pastor E.A Adeboye
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RCCG Region 1 Holds a City-wide Annual Crusade – Outpouring 2020 With Pastor E.A Adeboye

After the success of the First Edition in 2018, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Region 1 will be hosting her 2nd edition of “THE OUTPOURING”, a City-wide annual crusade on Sunday, 9th February, 2020 at the Main bowl of Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos Island. This was disclosed by Pastor J.F. Odesola, the Pastor in Charge of the Region and Assistant General Overseer (Admin & Personnel) while briefing the press. The Theme for this year’s edition is tagged - Victory Without A Fight. He pointed out that “THE OUTPOURING, which is a City-wide annual crusade of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Region 1 was born out of the vision of the General Overseer to reach out to the unchurched population in the city. The purpose is to bring salvation, healing and deliv...
Poeti Norac Dies at 24, Months after Moving to Australia to Start a new Life
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Poeti Norac Dies at 24, Months after Moving to Australia to Start a new Life

A French surfing champion has tragically died at the age of 24 just months after relocating to Australia to start a new life. The French Surfing Federation announced the death of Poeti Norac, a longboard champion. The young woman, who is believed to have been living in Australia for only a few months, is said to have died on the Sunshine Coast in southern Queensland, near Brisbane last Saturday. The circumstances of her death are still unclear. The federation said: "The surfing community has lost a family member, a beautiful person with a radiant smile, an artist on her big board and whose enthusiasm radiated in [the] Vendee [region] and everywhere else. "A ceremony in tribute to Poeti will take place soon, the date and place of which we will communicate to you." The ...
Guardiola Names Team Man City Must Learn From
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Guardiola Names Team Man City Must Learn From

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has named Liverpool as the team his side must learn from this season to get better next campaign. He also said that Man City must use their FA Cup fourth round clash with Fulham on Sunday and their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tie against Manchester United on Wednesday to prepare for their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid in February. “So Liverpool obviously will be champions of the Premier League but they would be champions in Spain, champions in Italy, champions in Germany, they would be champions everywhere,” Guardiola was quoted by Manchester Evening News as saying. “Twenty-three games, 22 victories, 1 draw, so it is impossible to handle it even in the best moments, we can drop points. After, in ...
Actress Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Split on Going to Nine Years of Dating
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Actress Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Split on Going to Nine Years of Dating

American actress, Vanessa Hudgens, 31, and actor Austin Butler, 28, have reportedly split. The pair who dated for almost nine years allegedly broke up in late 2019 but now it is official, a source told Us Weekly. 'Vanessa and Austin are officially broken up, and Vanessa has been telling those close to her about their breakup,' the insider said about the actors that first started seeing each other in September 2011. Before now, their fans expressed their concern as the two did not spend the holidays together. The last time they were seen together was in November 2019. In November 2018, Vanessa spoke of their relationship and told Women's Health, "We both respect, trust and admire each other. It’s so solid now because I feel strong as an independent woman. I am very self-r...
Pumas enjoying hot start but have long road ahead for Apertura success
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Pumas enjoying hot start but have long road ahead for Apertura success

The Mexico City club opened the season with two victories, but a visit from reigning champion Tigres on Sunday will be the toughest match yet Pumas are two for two, but the real tests start arriving this week. Goals from summer arrival Juan Pablo Vigon and veteran midfielder Pablo Barrera helped the team notch a 2-0 win over Necaxa last weekend, a result that kept Pumas perfect through the first two weeks of the season under new manager Michel. While the club is enjoying the strong start, it also knows Sunday's visit from Tigres brings by far the biggest challenge of the season. Pumas started hot, but its goals go way beyond Jornada 2.
‘Rangers – not Celtic – are the best team in Scotland’ – Ojo backing Gerrard to deliver silverware at Ibrox
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‘Rangers – not Celtic – are the best team in Scotland’ – Ojo backing Gerrard to deliver silverware at Ibrox

The Parkhead outfit are hopeful of winning their ninth straight league title this season, but their Old Firm rivals are in confident mood Rangers winger Sheyi Ojo has laid down a marker in the battle for the Scottish Premiership title this season, claiming Steven Gerrard's side are the best team in the country despite Celtic's recent dominance. The Bhoys have won eight successive league titles, with the 2018-19 campaign seeing them finish nine points ahead of Rangers in Gerrard's first season in charge at Ibrox. Inconsistency plagued Gerrard and his side despite some encouraging performances, including two Old Firm derby victories.
Senegal 1 Tunisia 0, Own goal the difference as Cisse’s men reach AFCON final
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Senegal 1 Tunisia 0, Own goal the difference as Cisse’s men reach AFCON final

Dylan Bronn's own goal 10 minutes into extra time gave Senegal a 1-0 win over Tunisia in an action-packed semi-final in Cairo. Senegal have reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for just the second time in their history having beaten Tunisia 1-0 after extra time in a dramatic match that saw both teams miss penalties. The 2002 runners-up edged past Uganda and Benin with 1-0 victories in the previous two knockout rounds and maintained their impressive defensive record in Cairo as they eventually found a way past unfortunate Tunisia, who were denied another clear penalty late on. Henri Saivet wasted a glorious chance to send Senegal through towards the end of normal time in Sunday's clash when failing to convert from the penalty spot, five minutes after Ferjani Sassi had done l...
Afcon 2019: Tunisia coach Giresse confident of beating Senegal
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Afcon 2019: Tunisia coach Giresse confident of beating Senegal

The Carthage Eagles’ believes his team has what it takes to beat the Teranga Lions in the last four of the continental showpiece Tunisia coach Alain Giresse has stated his team is very confident going into Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final tie against Senegal. Though the Carthage Eagles did not inspire confidence in the group stage of Afcon, where they failed to record any victories, they have since grown into the tournament; registering big results against Ghana and Madagascar. Ahead of their semi-final clash against Senegal, coach Giresse believes his team is ready to fight for a first Afcon final berth in 15 years and the third in their entire history at the weekend.
Dani Alves Becomes First Footballer to Win 40 Trophies
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Dani Alves Becomes First Footballer to Win 40 Trophies

Brazil defender, Dani Alves, has become the first footballer to win 40 trophies after he won the Copa America on Sunday The 36-year-old, who captained the Selecao, also won the Best Player of the Tournament award. The Copa hosts defeated Peru 3-1 in the final at the Maracana on Sunday, to seal their first Copa triumph since 2007. It was Alves’ fourth international trophy, with two previous Confederations Cups added to his Copa victories. The fullback won five trophies with Sevilla, before making the move to Barcelona in 2008. At the Camp Nou, Alves won an incredible 23 tournaments with the Blaugrana during his eight years in Catalonia. He moved from Barca to Juventus in 2016 and scooped up the Italian double in one season in Turin...
Afcon 2019: Morocco will fight until the end – Benatia
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Afcon 2019: Morocco will fight until the end – Benatia

The Atlas Lions qualified for the knockout round of the biennial showpiece after maintaining an unbeaten run in the group stage Morocco captain Medhi Benatia has assured supporters the team will keep fighting for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title. The Atlas Lions were impressive during the first round as they won Group D with three victories without conceding any goals. They have been scheduled to face Benin in the Round of 16 at Al-Salam Stadium on Friday.
If you Can’t Afford Pierre-Cardin tuxedo, Don’t come to me – Sharon Francis
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If you Can’t Afford Pierre-Cardin tuxedo, Don’t come to me – Sharon Francis

Actress, Oluchi Sharon Francis has revealed that not only does she have a penchant for great movies with beautiful themes, but she has no respect and love for any man that can’t afford to buy himself a Pierre-Cardin Tuxedo to grace the red-carpet. While speaking with Potpourri, Sharon Francis said: “It hasn’t been so rosy, I must say…but that big man up there has been faithful. My victories have been more than my obstacles because till date I’ve done so many movies that I can’t easily recall. But guess what? There isn’t a single movie of mine that has not been a blockbuster. I’ve starred in movies like ‘Street of Canaan’ , ‘Black Cats’ , Red Mafianm’, to mention a few” she added. She then stated that any man that is not financially stable and could not aff...
Man City Star Kevin De Bruyne Could Play Title Deciding Clash Against Brighton
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Man City Star Kevin De Bruyne Could Play Title Deciding Clash Against Brighton

Kevin De Bruyne could be fit for Manchester City’s title decider against Brighton on Sunday after three weeks out, says Pep Guardiola. Midfielder Fernandinho is out of the game, but could return for FA Cup final, after missing the victories over Burnley and Leicester due to a knee problem. De Bruyne injured his hamstring in the victory over Tottenham on April 20, but has trained twice this week ahead of the final day of Premier League fixtures. City will win the Premier League title by beating Brighton on Sunday, regardless of Liverpool’s result against Wolves. Asked if he would be following updates from Liverpool’s simultaneous match, Guardiola said: “Honestly it’s better to focus on what we do. “If we win we don’t have to look at anything else. Why should we be distracted...
Solskjaer Reveals Why Pogba Played Badly Against Watford
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Solskjaer Reveals Why Pogba Played Badly Against Watford

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended Paul Pogba following his disappointing display in their lacklustre 2-1 win over Watford. Pogba has been in scintillating form for United since Solskjaer took over the reins from Jose Mourinho back in December, but the 26-year-old was unable to exert his usual influence against Javi Gracia’s men. Though, Abdoulaye Doucoure’s last-gasp strike set up a nervy finish, following goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, the Red Devils managed to hold on for three points. Pogba played every minute of France’s Euro 2020 qualifying victories over Moldova and Iceland during the international break and Solskjaer says the midfielder must have been fatigued. “Paul [Pogba] is important for us and we couldn’t keep the bal...
Struggling Fulham sack manager Claudio Ranieri
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Struggling Fulham sack manager Claudio Ranieri

Scott Parker is caretaker manager Claudio Ranieri, who less than three years ago was the hero of the English Premiership after leading lowly Leicester City to the title, has parted ways with struggling Fulham. Ranieri, who was sacked by Leicester City barely six months after leading them to the Premiership title, was recruited by Fulham to steady their ship following a poor start to the season. But the job seemed too difficult for even a manager as experienced as the Italian. Fulham are now 10 points off safety after a seventh defeat in their last eight league games Speaking yesterday before Ranieri’s departure was confirmed, Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney said they have struggled for momentum after making 12 new signings in the summer. Fulham chairman, Shahid Khan has explaine...
Onoriode Ehwarieme: Throws Cap into the Ring for Joshua
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Onoriode Ehwarieme: Throws Cap into the Ring for Joshua

With 17 victories, 16 by knockouts, undefeated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Onoriode Ehwarieme has never hidden his resolve to be ranked among the ‘big boys’ in the heavyweight category in the world. To achieve his ambition, for the umpteenth time he his throwing a challenge to the two most popular boxers in the division- Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua Undefeated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Onoriode Ehwarieme, has maintained his belief that he is ready to take on the top dogs of the heavyweight division and has always called out unbeaten world champion, Anthony Joshua. The 6’9 tall heavyweight has declared his availability to take on all comers as well as WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder. He had earlier stated he was the man who sent Joshua packing back to England when the Br...
Odion Ighalo Joins Shanghai Shenhua FC
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Odion Ighalo Joins Shanghai Shenhua FC

Odion Ighalo has joined Shanghai Shenhua FC from Changchun Yatai Football Club, as the Super Eagles striker snubbed a move to Europe. The 29-year-old suffered relegation with Changchun Yatai Football Club last season despite scoring an impressive 22 goals over the course of the season. Odion Ighalo was linked with a sensational move to English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur during the winter transfer window and several European giants also indicated interest. The Nigerian star has however decided to continue his career in China by choosing to join up with Shanghai Shenhua. Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is joining Shenhua. He will reunite with Flores from their Watford days. Welcome @ighalojudepic.twitter.com/M3PCHbI1o4 — Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) February...
FA Cup: Chelsea Turn to Nottingham Forest for Succour
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FA Cup: Chelsea Turn to Nottingham Forest for Succour

After dropping two points on home ground against Southampton, defending champions, Chelsea begin their FA Cup campaign against Nottingham Forest to looking to move a step closer to retaining the trophy that they lifted with victory over Manchester United in May last year, while Nottingham Forest make the trip to Stamford Bridge having returned to winning ways with a 4-2 triumph over Leeds United on New Year’s Day Seven points from four games over the Christmas period with an injury list which got longer by the match was not the worst return for Chelsea, but it has left Maurizio Sarri with problems heading into the rest of January. The Blues must find a way to cope with a fixture schedule which brings a double-header with Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup semi-finals at the same ti...
Bayern to Tackle Liverpool as Man Utd Awaits PSG
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Bayern to Tackle Liverpool as Man Utd Awaits PSG

Liverpool will take on fellow five-time winners Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Jose Mourinho’s struggling Manchester United face French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Holders Real Madrid were paired with Ajax in Monday’s draw in Nyon as the Spaniards attempt to lift the trophy for the fifth time in six seasons, while Lionel Messi and Barcelona will play Lyon. Both Liverpool and Bayern have a rich tradition in the competition, with Jurgen Klopp returning to his homeland to face the side that beat his Borussia Dortmund team in the 2013 final. Liverpool, defeated finalists last season, are the current form side of the two and sit top of the Premier League while Bayern have been far short of their own high standards in the Bundesliga this term. “That’s t...
Breaking: Santiago Solari is Real Madrid’s New Coach
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Breaking: Santiago Solari is Real Madrid’s New Coach

Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions. “Real Madrid’s board of directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, 2021,” the club announced in a statement. Solari’s anointment as sacked Julen Lopetegui’s permanent successor comes after wins in his first four matches. And with 15 goals scored and only two conceded the 42-year-old Argentinian has established the best ever start for a Real manager. After thrashing Melilla in the Copa del Rey, they won 5-0 away to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, between victories over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga. The upturn has left Madrid only four points adrift of league le...
Mina Scores Twice as Valencia Beat Young Boys For Rare Home Win
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Mina Scores Twice as Valencia Beat Young Boys For Rare Home Win

Valencia cranked up the pressure on Manchester United in Champions League Group H by beating Young Boys 3-1 on Wednesday as the Spanish side registered their first home win of the season. Carlos Soler, the talented 21-year-old, teed up two Santi Mina strikes in the first half before finding the net himself to seal a rare win for a team whose season has so far been ravaged by draws. Young Boys levelled when Roger Assale drove into the corner but parity lasted only five minutes, as Mina restored Valencia’s lead towards the end of the first half. Any faint hopes of a Swiss comeback were dashed when Sekou Sanogo was sent off with 13 minutes remaining for a wild challenge on Francis Coquelin. It was the culmination of a feisty encounter that featured five yellow cards in the first half...
Five Things We Learned In The Premier League
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Five Things We Learned In The Premier League

English football came together to join Leicester in mourning the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash while Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 6-1 rout of Southampton.                                                         Chelsea’s Spanish striker Alvaro Morata (R) celebrates with Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Pedro (C) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) City are two points clear of Chelsea, now second following a 3-1 win at home to London rivals Crystal Palace. But the latest round of matches also highlighted some potential weaknesses in Liverpool’s title challen...
CAF Champions League: AL Ahly Close to Winning 9th Trophy
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CAF Champions League: AL Ahly Close to Winning 9th Trophy

Egyptian giants, Al Ahly yesterday at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria, moved closer to winning the CAF Champions League for the 9th time after defeating a familiar foe, Esperance of Tunisia 3-1. Walid Soliman scored two penalties for Al-Ahly while Amr Al Sulaya also scored for the home side, but Esperance have a lifeline through a penalty netted by Youcef Beaili as his Algerian compatriot, referee Mehdi Abid Charef, took centre stage. The visitors were handed the opportunity to halve the deficit when they were awarded a penalty when Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy raced off his line and crashed into on-rushing Esperance forward Belaili. Algerian Belaili took the spot-kick himself and drilled the ball low into the bottom corner. Charef then awarded a third penalty with 15 mi...
Egypt’s Al Ahly in Supremacy Battle with Esperance
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Egypt’s Al Ahly in Supremacy Battle with Esperance

Al Ahly versus Esperance CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL Femi Solaja Africa’s most decorated club side, Al Ahly of Egypt, looks set to stake its pride in the continental club competition when they play host to North African rivals, Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final. It is a battle of two of Africa’s oldest club-sides. Al Ahly was founded in 1907 while Esperance had its seeds sowed in 1919. This is the first time since 2012 that both sides will meet in the final match.. The confrontations of both teams litter the record books of African football. Across all African clubs’ competitions in the past 28 years, both teams have met 18 times with victories tilting more to Al Ahly. Even this year, they met twice in the group stage. Esperanc...
Arsenal, Chelsea Fans Set For Europa League On StarTimes
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Arsenal, Chelsea Fans Set For Europa League On StarTimes

Soccer fans are in for another round of live Europa League action today, with Arsenal on the road to face Sporting Libson, Chelsea hosting BATE Borisov. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are at home to Spartak Moscow while Celtic visit RB Leipzig. StarTimes Nigeria said that it was going to show the games live on its  World Footbal and Sport Premium channels Arsenal manager Unai Emery is expected to make a number of changes to his starting XI  against Sporting Lisbon, following theirPremier League clash against Leicester on Monday. Arsenal have now notched up 10 consecutive victories across all competitions but their squad depth will be severely tested with a tricky away trip against Sporting.
Lopetegui To Be Sacked After Next Madrid Defeat
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Lopetegui To Be Sacked After Next Madrid Defeat

Julen Lopetegui’s fate has been decided by  Florentino Perez  and the  Real Madrid  board, with the coach set to be sacked after the next defeat. Only a phenomenal turnaround in form, something akin to five consecutive victories, would see him save his long-term future. He is only going to be in the dugout against  Viktoria Plzen   tonight because there has been so little time to make a switch. There  is no margin for error remaining and he’ll be sacked after the next defeat, or even if the team turns in a very poor performance. Every game is like match point for him now, and he must win and win well against the Czech side on Tuesday to find himself coaching at  the Camp Nou  on Sunday.
Arsenal, Liverpool Target Nicolo Barella Offers Inter Milan Encouragement
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Arsenal, Liverpool Target Nicolo Barella Offers Inter Milan Encouragement

Cagliari attacker Nicolo Barella says he'll leave for "ambition not money". Barella is interesting Liverpool and Arsenal, along with Inter Milan. “If and when I was to leave Cagliari, it would never be for money, but only for ambition," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport's SportWeek magazine. “I am not interested in a Ferrari or a stylish penthouse suite. I don't play football so that I can buy nice cars." There is some good news for Inter in this battle to win Barella's signature. “I have always supported Cagliari, but my family are all Inter fans, so as a kid when Inter would win, I'd be happy. “I feel part of a population here in Sardinia and it's not just the support of the fans that I feel, but the passion of an entire community. It makes me very proud, while you celebr...
Osun West: More Victories On The Way For PDP – Bode George
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Osun West: More Victories On The Way For PDP – Bode George

Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, has declared that the victory of the party in the last Saturday Senatorial Election in Osun West of Osun State is a starting point as more victories will come for the PDP in future elections, especially in the forthcoming local government poll taking place in Lagos State. Chief George gave this remark in Lagos Monday while addressing newsmen, saying that PDP was back to winning ways, even as he warn that All Progressive Congress (APC) led government in Lagos State should not attempt to manipulate the local government election or call for postponement of the exercise for whatever reason. “For those who are saying the PDP is dead, the party’s victory in Osun West election should be an eye open...