Saturday, January 23

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Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard
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Chelsea deserved win against Fulham – Lampard

The Blues boss was happy to see his side end their winless run in the Premier League by getting the better of the Craven Cottage side Frank Lampard says Chelsea deserved their victory against Fulham on Saturday. The Blues sealed a 1-0 victory through Mason Mount's strike in the second half, after their opponents saw Antonee Robinson sent off just before half-time. The visitors had not won in their previous three Premier League matches but moved up to seventh in the table with the weekend triumph.
Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months
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Alex Iwobi scores his first Premier League goal in 15 months

  Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi scored his first league goal in 15 months late Tuesday, January 12, as Everton secured a 2-1 away win over Wolverhampton in their Premier League clash at Molineux. The Super Eagles star was on target in the sixth minute off an assist from Lucas Digne as he coolly finished Digne’s pass into the bottom corner to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side an early lead at the Molineux. However, Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves was on hand to restore parity for the hosts in the 14th minute. Everton later got the maximum points on offer through Michael Keane’s 76th-minute goal to win the away tie 2-1. Before finally scoring in Tuesday night’s clash, the last time Iwobi scored in the Premier League was in September 2019 and interestingly it was also against W...
#Runoff: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race in Georgia
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#Runoff: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race in Georgia

Raphael Warnock became the first African-American to win a US Senate seat in Georgia, as fellow Democratic contender Jon Ossoff clung to a narrow lead in a second contest that will decide which party controls the upper chamber of Congress. Mr Warnock was declared the victor by the Associated Press in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Shortly after 4am US Eastern Standard Time, as counting continued, he had 50.6 per cent of the vote with a lead of roughly 53,000 over Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. In the other Georgia Senate race, Mr Ossoff led Republican incumbent David Perdue by nearly 16,000 votes. Roughly 4.4m votes had been counted by 4am, with many of the remaining ballots expected to come from areas that favour Democrats. US government bonds and technology stock fu...
Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury

  Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had to be stopped from entering the field of play by his own manager after he suffered a nasty-looking leg injury with just minutes remaining. In the club's Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford on Tuesday night, where Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min helped Jose Mourinho's side to a rare Wembley final, the Danish ball-winning midfielder was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Josh Dasilva. With his stoods up, Dasilva connected with Højbjerg's shin as those around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium gasped when replays were shown on the screen. The Brenford player was eventually given a red card for his lunging tackle after referee Mike Dean reviewed the incident on VAR and Højbjerg, standing with blood pouring down hi...
‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win
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‘It’s amazing what 2,000 fans can do!’ – Lampard praises Chelsea crowd in Leeds win

The Blues boss was delighted to see his side come from behind to seal the three points at Stamford Bridge Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says his side's work on set-pieces and the return of fans to Stamford Bridge played key roles in his side's 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday. Spectators were present to see the Blues in action for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Premier League's suspension in March and resulted in games being played behind closed doors. Chelsea had a rough start when Patrick Bamford gave Leeds the advantage, but Olivier Giroud pulled the hosts level before the half-hour mark.
Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe landmark goal adds gloss as champions back on track
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Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe landmark goal adds gloss as champions back on track

Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th Paris Saint-Germain goal as his side moved four points clear at the Ligue 1 summit. Paris Saint-Germain returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 as a landmark strike from Kylian Mbappe put the seal on a 3-1 victory over Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel's side had picked up just one point from their previous two top-flight games against Monaco and Bordeaux and they looked set for more disappointment after Stephy Mavididi had cancelled out Colin Dagba's opener before half-time. The champions sealed a fifth win in six games against their hosts in the final 13 minutes, though, with Moise Kean lashing home from an acute angle and Mbappe coming off the bench to tap in from close range for his 100th PSG goal.
Pirlo stresses the importance of Juventus DNA in late Torino win
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Pirlo stresses the importance of Juventus DNA in late Torino win

The Turin derby was a real battle with the Serie A giants ultimately prevailing after having to dig deep Andrea Pirlo insists Juventus' never-say-die spirit was to thank for their late 2-1 comeback win over Torino in Saturday's Derby della Mole clash. Juve trailed to Nicolas Nkoulou's ninth-minute strike at the Allianz Stadium and would have been two down had Simone Zaza beat Wojciech Szczesny from a one-on-one. But the hosts rallied late on and scored two headed goals from Juan Cuadrado crosses – Leonardo Bonucci netting an 89th-minute winner after Weston McKennie had equalised 12 minutes earlier.
‘We’re still Liverpool!’ – Klopp says expectations remain high despite injury woes
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‘We’re still Liverpool!’ – Klopp says expectations remain high despite injury woes

The Reds boss says he will not use absences as an excuse as the team prepares for a busy December Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool would not use injuries as an excuse, saying the club's status meant they were still expected to win. Liverpool have endured an injury crisis to begin the season, but are second in the Premier League and have reached the last 16 in the Champions League. In a boost, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita returned to training on Friday, two days before the champions host Wolves.
Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United
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Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has revealed that he is keen for a sensational reunion with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old Brazilian winger scored a brace on Wednesday as PSG sealed an important 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Speaking after the match, Neymar made a bombshell claim to Brazilian reporters that he wants to share the pitch with Messi again. "What I want most is to play with [Messi] again, to be able to enjoy being on the pitch with him again," the Brazil international said. "He could play in my place. He won't have any problems, I'm sure. I want to play with him again and I'm sure that, next season, we have to do it." Neymar played alongside Messi for four years at the Camp Nou before he completed ...
Liverpool 1-0 Ajax: Jones winner sees Reds top Champions League group
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Liverpool 1-0 Ajax: Jones winner sees Reds top Champions League group

Curtis Jones' second-half goal secured Liverpool's progress to the Champions League knockout stages as group winners.   Liverpool secured passage to the Champions League knockout stages as group winners as they earned a 1-0 win over Ajax. A second-half goal from teenager Curtis Jones ensured the Reds would progress to the next stage on Wednesday, although academy prospect Caoimhin Kelleher, given his chance in goal, was required to make a stunning late save from Klaas Jan Huntelaar to protect the points at Anfield. Better was still to come for Jurgen Klopp and co, too, as news of Atalanta's shock draw with Midtjylland meant top spot was clinched in Group D with a game to spare.
Arizona State Certifies Joe Biden’s Win
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Arizona State Certifies Joe Biden’s Win

Arizona officials certified the state’s election results Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president’s attorneys continued making baseless claims of fraud in the state’s vote count. Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified the election results alongside Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, both Republicans, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel. Hobbs and Ducey both vouched for the integrity of the vote count. “We do elections well here in Arizona. The system is strong,” Ducey said. He did not directly address Trump’s claims of irregularities but said the state pulled off a successful election with a mix of in-person and mail voting despite the pandemic. Arizona voter...
Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia
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Joe Biden Becomes The First Democrat In 28 Years To Win Georgia

Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday, striking at the heart of what has been a Republican presidential stronghold for nearly three decades. The former vice president is the first Democratic nominee to triumph in Georgia since Bill Clinton did it in 1992. Biden's victory adds 16 electoral votes to his tally, bringing him to 306 -- matching President Donald Trump's 2016 total. With CNN's projection that Trump will win North Carolina, the final tally is 306-232, a landslide for the President-elect, who flipped five states and a congressional district in Nebraska from red to blue in 2020. The symmetry provides the President with yet another bitter pill to swallow. Trump has spent years tweeting and talking up his margin of victory against Hillary Clinton -- one that has now b...
We Want To Win 2021 AFCON In Cameroon – Troost-Ekong
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We Want To Win 2021 AFCON In Cameroon – Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong hopes to rule the continent with the Super Eagles at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. The West Africans top Group L of the Cameroon 2021 qualifiers with six points from two games. They face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a double-header, first on Friday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, and next week Tuesday at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown. Four points from the two games will be enough for the Super Eagles to book their ticket to the competition Troost-Ekong, who was part of the team that came third at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt is already thinking of winning a fourth title with the Super Eagles. “We are hungry. We have been waiting for this game for over year now. We are going to for a win. Everyone is ready,” Troost-Ekong,...
Nigeria’s Evelyn Ijeh helps Goteborg to maiden Swedish Damallsvenskan title
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Nigeria’s Evelyn Ijeh helps Goteborg to maiden Swedish Damallsvenskan title

The Nigeria-born Swedish youth international played a part as her top-flight club emerged champions after a big win at Linkopings Evelyn Ijeh made history with Goteborg as they defeated Ebere Orji and Uchenna Kanu's Linkopings 7-0 at home to win the Swedish Women’s Damallsvenskan title for the first time in their history.  Having won 3-0 at Vaxjo last week, Jorgen Ericson’s ladies were on the brink of a maiden domestic title triumph, opening a four-point lead at the top of the table with two matches to go. Going to Arena Linkopings on Saturday, Goteborg needed a win regardless of the result of rivals and 2019 winners, Anam Imo's Rosengard at 2018 champions Pitea on Sunday, to confirm their historic feat.
Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton
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Maguire delighted for ‘big character and big leader’ Bruno Fernandes after Man Utd playmaker’s dominant display at Everton

  The Red Devils captain praised the ability of the midfielder to respond to adversity following criticism of recent performances   Manchester United captain has hailed the excellence of playmaker Bruno Fernandes as he helped the Red Devils secure a 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Portuguese had been the subject of criticism for his display in the shock 2-1 Champions League loss to Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek but bounced back impressively as United recorded their third Premier League win of the season. Fernandes scored twice in the first half, although there was some debate as to whether striker Marcus Rashford had touched the ball en route to the net for the second, before setting up Edinson Cavani to score his first goal for the club.
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top
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Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United: Comeback sees Blues keep pace at top

  Despite conceding for the first time in 459 minutes, Chelsea eased to a comprehensive win over Sheffield United. Chelsea kept pace at the top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had kept clean sheets in each of their last five matches, but saw their goal breached in the ninth minute by David McGoldrick. However, Tammy Abraham equalised and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea a lead they would not relinquish as their defensive solidity returned thereafter.
Leicester City 4-0 Braga: Iheanacho scores twice as Foxes take control of group
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Leicester City 4-0 Braga: Iheanacho scores twice as Foxes take control of group

Brendan Rodgers' men extended their perfect start in the Europa League by thrashing their main rivals for top spot in Group G. Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester City moved clear at the top of their Europa League group with a 4-0 win over Braga. Starting in place of Jamie Vardy up top, the Nigerian produced a fine individual performance, netting in either half and setting up substitute Dennis Praet for the third. Another impressive performer, James Maddison, then rounded off a comfortable victory with a goal late in the second half.
Three Nigerian-Americans; Esther Agbaje, Oye Owolewa And Nnamdi Chukwuocha Win In U.S 2020 Elections
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Three Nigerian-Americans; Esther Agbaje, Oye Owolewa And Nnamdi Chukwuocha Win In U.S 2020 Elections

Three Nigerian-Americans, Esther Agbaje, Oye Owolewa and Nnamdi Chukwuocha, have won their electoral bids in the United States election held on Tuesday. Ms Agbaje, who contested to represent District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Democratic Party, won with 17,396 votes. The 35-year-old Harvard law graduate defeated Republican Alan Shilepsky and Green Party candidate Lisa Neal-Delgado to represent downtown and north Minneapolis in the state House. She is one of the nine Nigerian-Americans on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Born to Nigerian parents – an Episcopal priest and a librarian – Ms Agbaje became the first Nigerian-American to be elected to the Minnesota legislature. With a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania...
US Elections 2020: British Man Bets $5 Million On Donald Trump To Win The Elections
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US Elections 2020: British Man Bets $5 Million On Donald Trump To Win The Elections

A mystery British businessman has bet $5million on Donald Trump winning the US presidential election ahead of Joe Biden. Betting insiders believe the businessman's enormous $5million pledge is the biggest number ever wagered in politics. The unnamed financier - who is based overseas placed his bet with a private bookmaker in Curacao in the Caribbean after reportedly speaking to 'Trump camp insiders' The anonymous businessman could walk away with almost $15million if Trump wins the election. A source from the gambling industry told The Sun: 'Word of this bet has done the rounds and we think it's the biggest ever made on politics.' Three in four of all bets put forward in the last week of voting has been for President Trump, bookmaker Ladbrokes revealed. Ladbrokes' Jess...
Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter: Lukaku scoring streak ends in Kiev stalemate
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Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 Inter: Lukaku scoring streak ends in Kiev stalemate

Romelu Lukaku was unable to add to his scoring streak as Inter, who twice hit the crossbar, were held by Shakhtar Donetsk. Inter remain without a win in Champions League Group B after they were held to a goalless draw by Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Antonio Conte's men thumped the same side 5-0 two months ago in last season's Europa League semi-finals but were unable to find a way through at the Kiev Olympic Stadium. Romelu Lukaku had scored in nine straight European matches for Inter and came closest to making the breakthrough, his free-kick being pushed onto the bar by Anatolii Trubin.
‘We’re not here to shut them up’ – Zidane hits out at Real Madrid critics after Clasico win
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‘We’re not here to shut them up’ – Zidane hits out at Real Madrid critics after Clasico win

The Frenchman remains focused on his job despite speculation that pressure on his position was mounting Zinedine Zidane insisted he was unfazed about silencing Real Madrid's critics after recording a 3-1 Clasico win over Barcelona. After Ansu Fati cancelled out Federico Valverde's opener, Sergio Ramos scored a 63rd-minute penalty and Luka Modric sealed Madrid's win at Camp Nou. Zidane was under pressure at the helm after back-to-back losses to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk, but Madrid moved top of La Liga after Saturday's win.
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United: Jota helps champions return to winning ways
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Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United: Jota helps champions return to winning ways

Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota were on target for Liverpool, who had fallen behind to a Sander Berge penalty. Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League as Diogo Jota's second-half goal secured a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday. A controversial draw with Everton last time out followed a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Aston Villa before the international break and Jurgen Klopp's side looked set for more disappointment when a Sander Berge penalty put the Blades ahead after 13 minutes. Robert Firmino's first of the season drew them level ahead of the interval, though, before Jota sealed all three points in the 64th minute with his second goal for the club following his move from Wolves last month.
PSG Vs Man Utd: Pogba Could Win Ballon D’or – Herrera
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PSG Vs Man Utd: Pogba Could Win Ballon D’or – Herrera

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba "has everything" to win the Ballon d'Or in the future, says former team-mate Ander Herrera. The Paris St-Germain midfielder is preparing to face his old club in their Champions League group game on Tuesday. Herrera, 31, who left Old Trafford in 2019, said: "There is no other like him - one on one, box to box. "He has everything to win the Ballon d'Or if his club fights for major trophies." World cup winner Pogba, 27, has made four appearances in all competitions so far this season, scoring once in a 3-0 win over Brighton in the League Cup fourth round. Herrera moved on after winning four trophies in five years at United and the Spaniard says the current side is more "mature" than the one he played in. "There is a lot of talent, ...
After Spending Over N2M To Make Laycon Win, He Didn’t Appreciate Me – Businessman, Prince Royelx
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After Spending Over N2M To Make Laycon Win, He Didn’t Appreciate Me – Businessman, Prince Royelx

A business tycoon Identified as Prince Royelx, the CEO of ROYELX Group has come out to express disappointment in Laycon's attitudes after winning the Big Brother Naija Season 5 reality show. According to him, he is disappointed in Laycon for not recognizing business people who made him the winner of the reality show. He made it known in his post to Laycon on Instagram that he personally spent over two million to ensure that Laycon won the show but ever after, no appreciation for that. He stated that instead of recognizing and appreciating the businessmen who were the main people behind his success, he chose to appreciate Celebrities who didn't spend a dime from their pocket to vote for him. He made it clear that most of those Celebrities that are showing themselves as if they s...
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Michaela Abam’s hat-trick leads Real Betis to Andalusian Cup semi-final

The Cameroonian found the net thrice as she powered her side past Hispalis to the last four of the pre-season tournament Michaela Abam hit a treble for Real Betis as they trashed Hispalis 10-0 in Thursday's Andalusian Women's Cup quarterfinal encounter. Despite featuring in 15 matches for Betis, the Cameroon international managed only three goals before the league's cancellation in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. Abam starred and Equatorial Guinea's Dorine Chuigoue made her debut in Betis' 2-0 win over Granada in their first friendly on Sunday.
Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne
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Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City want to reassert their superiority by winning all four major trophies this season. City finished last season with a whimper as they ended 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool and suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon. They were also beaten in the FA Cup semi-finals by Arsenal with the League Cup final win against Aston Villa a rare highlight for Pep Guardiola’s side. But City are determined to make amends this term and Belgian midfielder De Bruyne insists fresh goals have been set, including a clean sweep of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. “I think the motivation doesn’t change if you win or you lose,” De Bruyne said after impressing in City’s 3-1 win at Wolves on ...
Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’
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Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken silence following his party's defeat at the September 19 Edo Governorship election. MCI had reported how the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the keenly contested election. Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, had thrown his weight behind Ize-Iyamu, a former Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo State Government, in the guber polls. On Wednesday, Oshiomhole, while at the gym at his private residence, in Benin City, said he did not break down as being alleged in some quarters, following the loss suffered by his party. While thanking the good people of Edo State...
“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election
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“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday suggested he was surprised at the loss of the All Progressive Congress in the recently concluded Edo State Governorship Election. The Governor said three weeks to the election, polls indicated that the APC was set to win. However, on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election and Governor of the state for the next four years. “We would have loved to win,” El-Rufai said, during an interview on Sunrise Daily. “Quite frankly I was optimistic. “Up to three weeks ago, the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last two, three weeks of the campaign. “As you know, a large num...
Temwa Chawinga’s header guarantees Chinese championship spot for Wuhan
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Temwa Chawinga’s header guarantees Chinese championship spot for Wuhan

The Malawian continued her fine form as her side reached the final four-team event, with Friday's win over Guangdong Meizhou Huijun Temwa Chawinga increased her goal tally as her header powered Wuhan to a 5-0 victory over Guangdong Meizhou Huijun in a Chinese Women's Super League encounter on Friday. After Tuesday's 3-1 comeback win over Shandong Sports Lottery, Wuhan entered the tie sitting at the top of the log but aimed to wrap up their first-round campaign on a high against Guangdong. In Shangdong's win, the Malawi international helped Wuhan complete a comeback as she scored the second goal of the match - her fifth of the season for her Chinese side in eight outings.
Tochi clears air on calling Erica ‘gold digger’
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Tochi clears air on calling Erica ‘gold digger’

BBNaija housemate, Tochi, has reacted to reports making the rounds on social media that he called Erica a gold digger. Tochi on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, explained that his words were misinterpreted. According to him, his statement was that Erica is an Igbo lady and ambitious but not a gold digger. He further apologised to those who heard or misinterpreted his words wrongly. His tweet read: “My words “Erica is Igbo like me we don’t like to suffer and she is very ambitious, since she set foot inside the house she knew what she wanted was to win I love her driving spirit” “Never called her a gold digger” and to those that heard wrong I apologise.”
Will Ronnie O’Sullivan finally win BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
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Will Ronnie O’Sullivan finally win BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

There were plenty of people who thought Ronnie O’Sullivan would never win another World Snooker Championship. They said he was past it, that he didn’t have the dedication required for the 17-day Sheffield slogfest, and that a new generation was overtaking the man regarded as the greatest to ever pick up a cue. They were wrong. In strange circumstances at the Crucible Theatre, where fans came and went like leaves on the wind due to ever-changing government guidelines, O’Sullivan triumphed at the sport’s showpiece event for the sixth time, equalling Steve Davis’ total and taking himself just one behind Stephen Hendry’s record of seven world titles. Indeed, it was perhaps fitting that in this strangest, most unique World Championship, it was snooker’s most unique personality that ca...
Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor
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Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward aided the Black Eagles to their first win of the pre-season Bernard Mensah got himself a goal as Besiktas got the better of Antalyaspor in Friday’s friendly match. The Black Eagles did not have the most pleasant of encounters in their last friendly which ended in a 1-0 defeat by Sivasspor with their misery compounded by Dorukhan Tokoz getting a red card. There was however no room for any pushovers here with Besiktas getting the lead in the third minute via Atakan Uner. Mensah then doubled the lead five minutes to the half-time break before Turkish teenager Ilkay Isler put the game to bed in the 84th minute.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club
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Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has underlined his commitment to the club, saying he is not going to leave the club again, despite his attempt to force an exit from the club this summer. Messi, 33, wanted to activate a clause that would allow him opt out of his contract, but after a meeting between his father and the club, he has now reversed course and committed his future to Barcelona. In a Friday September 4 interview with Goal, Messi admitted he felt frustrated after a season that saw Barcelona go trophyless and finished with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final. He said he wants the best for the club and always wants to win with the club. “I will continue at Barca and my attitude will not change no matter how much I have wante...
Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties
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Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties

Arsenal won the Community Shield 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at Wembley after Rhian Brewster missed for Liverpool. The Gunners took the lead in the first half with a delightful goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who curled a wonderful shot past Alisson. Liverpool equalised through Takumi Minamino on 73 minutes to take the game to penalties, and after the first four were converted Brewster could only hit the bar with his effort. Aubameyang scored the decisive spot-kick to give Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta their second trophy at Wembley this month.
Predict and Win: Arsenal vs Liverpool
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Predict and Win: Arsenal vs Liverpool

FA Cup winners, Arsenal football club, will be playing against Champions of England, Liverpool FC, tomorrow for the FA Community Shield. Predict the exact scoreline to win 2000 Naira Airtime. Predictions end 5 minutes before kickoff. The first 4 people to get the scores right will be selected. Drop your prediction in the comment section. One entry per person. Goodluck.
Jordan Ayew: Recent decline can’t mask superb season
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Jordan Ayew: Recent decline can’t mask superb season

The Ghanaian's form tailed off, as did Crystal Palace’s, after the restart, leaving player and club ruing missed opportunities after a strange season When Crystal Palace assess the 2019/20 season, there may be a sense of ‘what might have been?’ owing to how a season that promised so much delivered so little in the end. Having put themselves in a position to not only beat their best points tally in Premier League history (49 points in 18/19) or their highest finish (10th in 14/15), Roy Hodgson's troops eventually did neither, finishing on 43 points which was only good enough for 14th spot. For a bit of context, Palace’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth in their first match post-lockdown put them on 42 points, which highlights the glaring collapse of the Eagles after the enforced hiatus....
Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award
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Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been named the 2019-20 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. The midfielder was confirmed as the recipient of the prestigious annual prize, decided by the votes of professional football writers and broadcasters across the country, two days after lifting the Premier League trophy for the Reds at Anfield. Henderson received more than a quarter of the votes, holding off competition from Kevin De Bruyne and Marcus Rashford, as well as teammates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker also received votes as the champions dominated the poll. Henderson said: “I’d like to say how appreciative I am of the support of those who voted for me and the Football Writers’ Association in general. ...
Liverpool star, Fabinho’s home burgled while he celebrated the club’s’ Premier League title win at Anfield
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Liverpool star, Fabinho’s home burgled while he celebrated the club’s’ Premier League title win at Anfield

Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho's home was reportedly burgled on Wednesday night as he celebrated the club's Premier League title win.   The break-in is said to have happened between 3pm on Wednesday afternoon and 4am on Thursday morning while no one was at home.   It's believed the thieves entered his home while the 26-year-old was at Anfield celebrating the club lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in 30-years following their 5-3 victory against Chelsea..   Police said a number of jewellery items were stolen in the Formby burglary, while a grey Audi RS6 was also taken and later discovered and recovered in the Wigan area.   The occupants, that include Fabinho and his family, discovered the house had been broken into as they entered...
Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century
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Wigan put eight past Hull as Tigers suffer worst defeat in more than a century

The Latics scored seven first half goals in the clash between Championship relegation battlers to set or equal a number of records Wigan's eight-goal triumph over Hull City moved the club closer to Championship survival while setting or equalling numerous records in the process. Hull were hit seven times in the first half of an eventual 8-0 win for Wigan, who recently appealed against their 12-point deduction imposed by the EFL for entering administration. The Latics opened the scoring within the opening minute, with Kal Naismith firing the first of what turned out to be many goals.
I Promised Myself, Not Fans, Grammy – 9ice
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I Promised Myself, Not Fans, Grammy – 9ice

Nigerian singer and songwriter and award winning artiste, 9ice revealed that he never promised fans to win a Grammy award for them. In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “People are getting it wrong. I didn’t promise anyone a Grammy award; I promised myself. I promised myself a lot of things. I promised myself a Music of Black Origin award and I got it. I promised myself to be one of the most reckoned with artistes and I’ve achieved that. The Grammy award has been one of my targets as well. There is a Yoruba adage that says, ‘Ba o ku, ise o tan’ which literally means, ‘If there is life, anything can still happen’. I’m still doing music and who says I cannot get it (Grammy award) tomorrow? I still have that belief and I know God will do it for me.”
‘It’s sh*t that Bayern won’ – Dortmund star Haaland unhappy to miss out on Bundesliga title
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‘It’s sh*t that Bayern won’ – Dortmund star Haaland unhappy to miss out on Bundesliga title

The Norwegian has been in sparkling form since joining BVB in January, but it has not been enough to secure the title Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland has made his feelings about Bayern Munich’s title win pretty clear, saying it was “sh*t” that the Bavarian giants had become champions once again. Hansi Flick’s side sealed an eighth successive Bundesliga title with victory at Werder Bremen in midweek. Dortmund have now finished runners-up in five of those eight seasons, with Saturday’s 2-0 win at third-placed RB Leipzig ensuring they secured second place once more.
Hope Uzodinma Says APC Will Field Candidate, Win Edo Election
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Hope Uzodinma Says APC Will Field Candidate, Win Edo Election

The governor of Imo state, Sen Hope Uzodinma, has boasted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not only field candidate for the Edo state governorship election but will also win the election. Governor Uzodinma, who is also the chairman APC primary election committee, however blamed enemies for the current crisis rocking the ruling party, arguing that they are merely envious of the growith of the party. Speaking while accepting the responsibility assigned his commitee, Governor Uzodinma, described the APC as a party to beat in any part of the country today. “It is my honour on behalf of my Committee to accept this very rare confidence reposed on us by our great party to go and conduct this process that will produce our guber candidate for the forthcoming Edo governorsh...
20 Players Who Are Likely To Win The Ballon D’or 2020
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20 Players Who Are Likely To Win The Ballon D’or 2020

Football is back and we’re immediately at the business end of the season. Domestic leagues will be won and lost over the next couple of weeks and we’re in the latter stages of cup competitions when they eventually resume. It’s all about which teams and which players hit the ground running. While football all around the world was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, many leagues are already back up and running. The Premier League and Serie A will join La Liga and the Bundesliga in returning to action as they conclude the 2019/20 campaign. While we won’t miss out on any club football in those four leagues, we have been robbed of international tournaments in the form of Euro 2020 and Copa America. So how has the coronavirus pandemic affected the race to win the 2020 Bal...
Ganduje Backs Obaseki’s Disqualification, Says APC Will Win Edo State
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Ganduje Backs Obaseki’s Disqualification, Says APC Will Win Edo State

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje,  on Monday threw his weight behind the decision of All Progressive Congress to disqualified Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki from the forthcoming part primary. Dr. Ganduje who spoke in Kano at a media parley with Journalist explained that what mattered at the moment is the legal implications of the likely outcome of the exercise. Ganduje said that the Bayelsa example where the party won a clean election but lost it to opposition on point of legality at the law court is still fresh on the memory, adding that the party should not consciously walk into the same tight situation again. According to Ganduje “as far as Edo is concerned, we are worried about the legality of our action. We believe the National headquarters of our party...
Messi set another La Liga record in Barcelona win against Real Mallorca
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Messi set another La Liga record in Barcelona win against Real Mallorca

The Argentine star once again stole the show as the Catalans returned to action following the coronavirus pandemic Lionel Messi set another La Liga record on Saturday as Barcelona made a winning return to the pitch. The leaders won 4-0 at Real Mallorca  in their first match since the campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arturo Vidal opened the scoring after just two minutes before Messi set up Martin Braithwaite for his first Barca goal  and then Jordi Alba to make the points safe. Messi then added a fourth in second-half injury time to reach 20 La Liga goals for 2019-20. The Argentina star is the only player to score 20 or more goals in Spain's top flight in 12 consecutive seasons. Messi's strong performance against Mallorca also saw his...
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Noel Edmonds Returns with Deal or No Deal Lotto

For those who love online betting, there is a new online game show to win millions while playing lotto. This move follows the triumphant return of Noel Edmonds with a brand new online game for Lottoland, the world’s leading online lotto operator.  The new game follows in the footsteps of the famous Deal or No Deal game which lasted for slightly more than a decade in the United Kingdom. Noel Edmonds was the host of the legendary game show. Now he is coming back with the Deal or No Deal Lotto at Lottoland to bring the new gaming experience to his fans and online gamers. How the Game is Played If you are participating in this online game, there are guidelines you need to follow. The game requires you to select at least six numbers randomly. The numbers range from 1 to 49.  What yo...
Saarbrucken 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen: Bosz’s boys cruise into DFB-Pokal final
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Saarbrucken 0-3 Bayer Leverkusen: Bosz’s boys cruise into DFB-Pokal final

Moussa Diaby, Lucas Alario and Karim Bellarabi got the goals as Bayer Leverkusen beat Saarbrucken to reach the DFB-Pokal final. Bayer Leverkusen swept aside overmatched minnows Saarbrucken to reach the final of the DFB-Pokal with a 3-0 away win. Saarbrucken were declared champions of their truncated Regionalliga Sudwest campaign – week-by-week consistency having gone hand in hand with an incredible cup run – when Germany's lower categories were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It meant the fourth-tier side had not played for more than three months by the time Leverkusen, fifth in the Bundesliga, arrived at Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion.
I’d rather have Arthur than Pjanic’ – Barcelona exit talk surprises Gremio president Bolzan
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I’d rather have Arthur than Pjanic’ – Barcelona exit talk surprises Gremio president Bolzan

Speculation continues to suggest that a Brazil international midfielder could be allowed to leave Camp Nou, but he has been billed as a future leader Gremio president Romildo Bolzan admits to being left bemused by the transfer talk Arthur is generating at Barcelona, with a player he offloaded to Camp Nou considered to be a more preferable option in midfield than Miralem Pjanic. Speculation continues to suggest that the Brazil international will soon be deemed surplus to requirements in Catalunya. Despite having battled hard to win the race for Arthur’s signature in the summer of 2018, it could be that the 23-year-old’s time in La Liga is brought to a close after just 67 appearances.
It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr
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It Is Very Difficult For Nigeria To Win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around his future. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed the conditions in the new contract which include a mandate to qualify the country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and also win the next Afcon in Cameroon. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in Egypt last year, however, he disclosed that the new target might be difficult to achieve. “When you go to a tournament it is to win...