Tuesday, January 19

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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds
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‘I play with serenity’ – Giroud revelling in Chelsea form as he praises Leeds

The Frenchman followed up his match-winning display in the Champions League with another goalscoring performance at Stamford Bridge Olivier Giroud says he is “playing with serenity” after he continued his fine goalscoring form in Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Leeds. The France striker now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Blues after his 27th-minute strike cancelled out Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds at Stamford Bridge. It was his first Premier League start of the season having retained his place in the side after scoring all four goals in the midweek Champions League win at Sevilla.
‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis
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‘Maguire doesn’t inspire like Keane or Robson’ – Man Utd captain is too quiet & lacks aggression, says Kanchelskis

A former Old Trafford favourite has questioned whether the England international is the right man to lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side Harry Maguire doesn't inspire those around him like Roy Keane or Bryan Robson, according to Andrei Kanchelskis, who says the Manchester United captain is too quiet and lacks aggression. More than a few eyebrows were raised when United forked out a world-record fee of £80 million ($107m) to sign Maguire from Leicester City in the summer of 2019. The England international had shone during his time at the King Power Stadium, winning a regular spot in England's national team in the process, but had yet to experience club football at the highest level when he arrived at Old Trafford.
Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass
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Lampard considering Giroud for Leeds clash after Sevilla masterclass

Frank Lampard said Olivier Giroud makes Chelsea a better team after he scored all four goals in their 4-0 victory over Sevilla. Olivier Giroud staked his claim for a regular place in Chelsea's starting line-up after scoring four goals against Sevilla, according to the last player to net four in a game for the Blues, head coach Frank Lampard. Giroud scored with his left foot, right foot, his head, and netted a penalty at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan as the 34-year-old became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the modern Champions League and the first Chelsea player to hit four since Lampard did so against Aston Villa in 2010. His performance, which followed another match-winning appearance in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Rennes a week earlier, left Lampard unable to deny that the W...
‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future
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‘This team is going places’ – Solskjaer bullish over Man Utd future

The Red Devils boss remains focused on the club and not his own position at the helm Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deflected questions about his long-term future at the club, instead insisting that "this team is going places". The Norwegian club legend is contracted at Old Trafford until 2022 with the Red Devils yet to give any indication of whether they intend to stick with Solskjaer beyond that. United's results so far this season have been mixed with Solskjaer's side winning just four of their first eight Premier League games to currently sit 13th.
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash
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Istanbul Basaksehir bench Ba and Ponck for PSG clash

The Africans did not make the Turkish outfit’s starting XI for Wednesday’s Champions League game against the Parisians Istanbul Basaksehir take on Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Senegal’s Demba Ba and Cape Verde’s Carlos Ponck excluded from the starting XI. The reigning Turkish Super Lig kings would be hoping to make a winning home debut in the competition against the French team who finished as 2019-20 runners-up. To achieve this, manager Okan Buruk has decided to start the duo as a substitute, while Nigeria’s Okechukwu Azubuike is ruled out due to injury.
‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form
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‘He knows how to manage the team’ – Kessie praises Pioli for AC Milan’s impressive form

The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international has hailed the Red and Blacks boss for the club’s turnaround in fortunes Franck Kessie has praised AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli for his ability to manage the club which he believes has contributed in no small measure to the impressive form of the side. The San Siro Stadium outfit are on a 22-game unbeaten run, winning 17 of them and have continued to enjoy a near-perfect start to the 2020-21 season. The Red and Blacks have won four of their opening five Serie A games to sit atop the league table with 13 points.
Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats
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Conte: Lukaku and Lautaro must improve to be compared to the greats

The Nerazzurri duo are in fine form this season but the coach says they must do even more if they are to be compared to the best Antonio Conte says Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez can still improve as Inter prepare to face Shakhtar Donetsk once again. The Nerazzurri made light work of Shakhtar in their previous meeting, winning 5-0 in the Europa League semi-final in August. Lukaku and Martinez each scored twice in that emphatic victory in Dusseldorf as they became the first Inter striker duo to hit at least 20 goals each in a single season since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in 2004-05.
Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Returning Ramos spot on in second straight Clasico success
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Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Returning Ramos spot on in second straight Clasico success

Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a vital victory at bitter rivals Barcelona in which Sergio Ramos netted from 12 yards. Sergio Ramos returned to win and score a game-turning penalty in Real Madrid's 3-1 Clasico victory at Barcelona on Saturday. Madrid captain Ramos was substituted in last week's home defeat to Cadiz and missed the subsequent shock reverse against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League as the Spanish champions crept towards a crisis ahead of their first meeting with Barca this season. But the centre-back was fit to start for the crunch LaLiga clash at Camp Nou and drew a second-half spot-kick from Clement Lenglet to restore Madrid's lead after Ansu Fati had cancelled out Federico Valverde's opener in a frantic start.
Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent
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Germany coach Low: Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko is a rare talent

The World Cup winning coach is aware of the 15-year-old star who has dazzled in the German youth league with his goals   Germany coach Joachim Low has praised Borussia Dortmund teenage sensation Youssoufa Moukoko as an outstanding talent that is rare to witness. The Cameroon-born forward has been prolific in front of goal for the Dortmund U19 side with 40 goals in 23 league matches since the start of last season. Moukoko, 15, has been named in BVB's Uefa Champions League squad and their Bundesliga set-up this season, but he is not eligible to make his first-team debut until he turns 16 on November 20.
Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako
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Austin Eguavoen to be appointed manager of top African club Malien de Bamako

Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen is set to be named the head coach of top African football club, Malien de Bamako of Mali.   The former Nigeria international defender is expected to arrive in Bamako, Mali today Tuesday, October 20, to formally take charge of Malien de Bamako, which entered prominence after winning the 2009 CAF Confederation Cup. ‘Former Nigeria coach, Augustine Eguavoen (55) is expected to arrive in Mali on Tuesday to take over the head coach role of the giants Stade Malien de Bamako,’ African Sports journalist based in Kumasi, Ghana Nuhu Adams revealed on Monday, October 19.   Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to a bronze medal at the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt and has also coached Bendel Insurance, Sharks FC, Nigeria U17 and U23....
BBNaija 2019 Winner, Mercy Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Winning Pepper Dem Edition
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BBNaija 2019 Winner, Mercy Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Winning Pepper Dem Edition

Big Brother Naija season 4 winner Mercy Eke on Tuesday celebrated one year anniversary on winning the reality TV show. The reality TV star shared a video on Twitter from the show’s finale back in 2019 and wrote: “On this day we changed the narrative. We told the female child ‘dare to win’ we created history and became a force we changed the game and levelled the playing field.” Igbere TV reports that the 27-year-old thanked her fans, Nigerians and Africans for their support towards her success. Mercy is the first woman to win the show since inception. She recently celebrated her 27th birthday by buying herself a Range Rover velar.
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.
Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke: Gnabry hits hat-trick as champions start defence in ominous fashion
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Bayern Munich 8-0 Schalke: Gnabry hits hat-trick as champions start defence in ominous fashion

There was no Champions League hangover for Bayern Munich as they blew away Schalke 8-0 on the opening day of the Bundesliga season. Bayern Munich started the defence of their Bundesliga title in ominous fashion as a Serge Gnabry hat-trick helped them to a stunning 8-0 win over Schalke at the Allianz Arena on Friday. A mere 26 days after winning the Champions League, Hansi Flick's side showed no signs of tiredness and powered into a fourth-minute lead thanks to Gnabry's superb strike. That was added to by Leon Goretzka after 19 minutes before Robert Lewandowski swept home a third from the penalty spot shortly after the half-hour mark.
Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP
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Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP

Formula one driver, Lewis Hamilton on Sunday September 13, brought the 'Black Lives matter' movement to the forefront of Formula One as he wore a t-shirt of Breonna Taylor, a young woman who was tragically killed by police. Breonna, 26, died in March after being shot by police officers several times when they entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. On Sunday, Hamilton, 35, won the Formula One Tuscan GP but acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement before celebrating his win. As he collected his trophy from the podium, Lewis made the black power salute wearing a t-shirt which read: ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,’ on the front and had a portrait of the young woman’s face on the back with the slogan ‘Say Her Name’. He also 'took the knee'before the r...
Azarenka digs deep to beat Serena, enters US Open final
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Azarenka digs deep to beat Serena, enters US Open final

Serena Williams was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals of the U.S. Open by Victoria Azarenka on Thursday, denying her the chance of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on home soil this year. Azarenka will play Japan's Naomi Osaka on Saturday in her third final at Flushing Meadows, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013. Azarenka said her mental game had been crucial in beating the 38-year-old Williams, who needed a medical timeout to have her left ankle re-taped in the third set due to Achilles trouble. “I have been working on finding a calm mind and keep the body going,” the Belarusian said in an on-court interview. “She dug me in a big hole in the first set. I needed to find energy to climb out of the hole and it wasn't easy.” Six-...
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
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Mbappe: PSG have to buy players to fulfil Champions League ambition

The 21-year-old is determined to seal the European title with the club but says they need to sign the right players to make it happen Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain must make smart decisions in the transfer market if they are to achieve their dream of winning the Champions League. After sealing a treble of trophies in France, Thomas Tuchel's men reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but were bested by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with PSG youth academy product Kingsley Coman netting the decisive goal. The Ligue 1 champions have seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Meunier leave this summer, while their only signings have been striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent...
Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after winning Belgian Grand Prix 2020 to secure his 89th victory
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Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after winning Belgian Grand Prix 2020 to secure his 89th victory

Lewis Hamilton has won the 89th race of his career by dominating the Belgian Grand Prix 2020.   The British Formula One driver, 35, led the race from start to finish to defeat team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Max Verstappen to stretch his championship lead to a massive 47 points.     Speaking after the race, he said: “It wasn’t the easiest of races. “I had a lock-up into turn five which gave me a vibration on the tyre. It was a bit of a struggle. I was nervous we might have a scenario like Silverstone where I had the puncture so I was nursing it to the end.    I know it is not what everyone wants to see – a Mercedes at the front – but no matter how much success we have we just keep our heads down. Back at the office, there are no guy...
After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal
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After Winning Community Shield, Arsenal Boss Arteta, Speaks On Aubameyang Signing New Deal

After Winning Saturday’s Community Shield Trophy, Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Speaks On Aubameyang Signing A New Contract. Arsenal defeated Liverpool on Saturday after star striker, Aubameyang netted an early goal to get the Gunnar’s above marks keeping Liverpool on score lines with them. They won 5-4 on penalties and the Gabon striker’s stay at the club could be questioned as his eyes are on the league title and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY which he would definitely not win with Arsenal. Arsenal Coach Mikel Arteta believes the striker would renew his contract with Arsenal, in his words he said – Ads “I keep saying the same thing [on Aubameyang’s future]. I try to do my job which is to convince him that he’s at the right place and the right environment here to produce...
Jeremy Doku: Blow for Ghana as Anderlecht starlet earns maiden senior Belgium call-up
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Jeremy Doku: Blow for Ghana as Anderlecht starlet earns maiden senior Belgium call-up

The Black Stars' hopes of winning over the teenager is nearly over following his invitation to the Red Devils Ghana target Jeremy Doku has earned his first call-up to Belgium's senior national side, nearly ending the West Africans' chances of winning over the teenager. The 18-year-old has been in impressive form since breaking through at Anderlecht two seasons ago (2018-19). His exploits have not only caught the attention of Belgium who have already capped the winger at U15, 16, 17 and 21 levels, but also new Ghana coach CK Akonnor who recently held a meeting with the player to discuss a potential switch of international allegiance.
Alisson admits to ‘most exhausting’ season after helping Liverpool to end 30 years of English top-flight title pain
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Alisson admits to ‘most exhausting’ season after helping Liverpool to end 30 years of English top-flight title pain

The Brazil international goalkeeper contributed to the Reds landing the Premier League crown and is now looking forward to a well-deserved break Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits the 2019-20 campaign has been “one of the most exhausting seasons I’ve ever had”, with the Reds left physically and emotionally drained on the back of their Premier League title triumph. Jurgen Klopp’s side started out almost 12 months ago with the intention of winning more major honours. They delivered on that front in record-breaking style, with a 30-year wait for English top-flight glory brought to a close. Liverpool also savoured UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup successes, with the Anfield outfit having got a taste for major silverware.
Real Madrid One win Away from Title after Defeating Granada
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Real Madrid One win Away from Title after Defeating Granada

Real Madrid are one win away from winning their 34th LaLiga title, after a battling 2-1 victory over Granada on Monday. Los Blancos took an early lead through Ferland Mendy, who finished off a solo run with a goal in the 10th minute. It was 2-0 minutes later, after Karim Benzema curled an exquisite strike past Rui Silva. Granada halved the deficit at the start of the second half through Darwin Machis. However, Real held on for three crucial points, with Sergio Ramos sweeping a goalbound effort off the line late on. The victory restored their four-point lead over Barcelona in the table with just two games left to play. A home win for Real against Villarreal on Thursday can put the title out of reach.
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.”
Premier League win can take some Liverpool players to the next level – Van Dijk
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Premier League win can take some Liverpool players to the next level – Van Dijk

The Dutch defender believes more silverware is just what some of his teammates need to shine even brighter Virgil van Dijk believes winning the Premier League could take some Liverpool players to the next level as he warned the club are desperate to carry good momentum into next season. The Reds return to action on Sunday against Everton and need just two more wins to wrap up the league title after an almost perfect campaign. Jurgen Klopp's side have dropped just four points in the league this season and boast the best defence in the competition.
Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?
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Can Iwobi still salvage underwhelming Everton season?

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

Kwara United Technical Adviser Abdullahi Biffo Kwara United Technical Adviser Abdullahi Biffo has called on sports administrators across the country to place more emphasis on youth football development rather than winning at the grassroots levels. Speaking during an online programme, Biffo said the winning at all cost at the grassroots level has hampered the growth of football in Nigeria. According to the former Abia Warriors FC gaffer, no meaningful development can be recorded in the game if less attention is paid to the youths at the grassroots “It’s only at that level that we can inculcate whatever philosophy we want into the players, as soon as they emerged to the professional cadre, it becomes extremely difficult to change the orientation they have imbibed,” he said. Continu...
Manchester City ‘were left behind’ by Liverpool this season, admits Gundogan
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Manchester City ‘were left behind’ by Liverpool this season, admits Gundogan

The Turkish midfielder says the reigning Premier League champions have failed to match the standards of previous years under Pep Guardiola Ilkay Gundogan has admitted that Manchester City "were left behind" by Liverpool in the title race this season. Pep Guardiola guided City to a third Premier League crown in 2017-18, as his side blew away the competition to set a new all-time points record of 100. The Blues retained their crown the following season after edging a tense race ahead of Liverpool, who ultimately missed out on English football's top prize by a single point. City were tipped by many to continue their dominance, but the Reds are on the verge of knocking them off their perch after winning 27 of their 29 fixtures so far this season.
‘Your legacy lives on’ – Yobo pays heartfelt tribute to late Stephen Keshi
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‘Your legacy lives on’ – Yobo pays heartfelt tribute to late Stephen Keshi

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

Gaizka Garitano has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao to 2021. Garitano's future is tied to Athletic Club until June 2021 after he and the Basque club reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension. The 44-year-old's current deal was set to come to an end this summer, but he has been rewarded for having led Athletic to the Copa del Rey final, which they will dispute against arch-rivals Real Sociedad when the opportunity allows, and for ensuring they push for a Europa League finish in LaLiga Santander. Garitano has been in charge of Athletic since December 2018 and has overseen 61 games, winning 27, drawing 18 and losing 16. Negotiations between Athletic and Garitano were fast and easy as both parties were on the same page
NFF can terminate Rohr’s contract if he fails to meet targets – Sports Minister
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NFF can terminate Rohr’s contract if he fails to meet targets – Sports Minister

The Franco-German tactician has been given the target of leading the Super Eagles to the global tournament and winning the Afcon title in Cameroon The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed there are clauses in Gernot Rohr’s new contract which gives his employer the right to fire him if he underperforms. On Wednesday, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick confirmed the 66-year-old has been handed a new deal and explained he has been given the mandate to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Dare explained the Franco-German’s contract was renewed to enable him to prove himself but should he fail to meet his target he would be fired.
‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better
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‘Havertz is a special player’ – Bosz insists Liverpool-linked midfielder can get even better

The manager reflected on the German's performance as Bayer Leverkusen made a winning return on Monday Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz lauded "special player" Kai Havertz but insisted the in-demand star can improve amid growing interest from some of the world's top clubs. Havertz continued to burnish his reputation with a first-half brace as Leverkusen crushed lowly Werder Bremen 4-1 in the Bundesliga on Monday. The Germany international – frequently the topic of transfer gossip columns amid links to Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal – opened the scoring in the 28th minute and restored Leverkusen's lead five minutes later following Theodor Gebre Selassie's equaliser.
‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him
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‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him

The four-time African of the Footballer of the Year expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, whom he described as the best striker of all time Samuel Eto’o believes two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo was renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan with hundreds of goals in a professional career that spanned 18 years. Aside from his success at club level, the 43-year-old won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002.
EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did
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EPL: Conte reveals what his 4-0 win over Mourinho at Chelsea did

Former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has claimed his 4-0 win over Manchester United during his early days at Stamford Bridge, was his turning point at the club. Conte spent only two years with the Blues, winning the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in his final game in 2018. However, the Italian didn’t have the finest of starts, as he lost two of his first six games in charge. Conte switched to a back three following a demoralising 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in September and it provided instant results. But the third match was their biggest test yet, when Mourinho returned to the club for the first time since his sacking a year earlier. Chelsea went ahead to hammer United 4-0 in emphatic style. “I live my job in an intense way!” Conte told Sky Sports, aft...
Die-Hard Fan Recounts Winning N500k From Bet9ja All Because Of Mercy Eke, Says She’s Pure Grace
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Die-Hard Fan Recounts Winning N500k From Bet9ja All Because Of Mercy Eke, Says She’s Pure Grace

A very dedicated fan of  Big Brother Naija season 4 winner, Mercy Chinenyenwa Eke has recounted winning a whopping N500,000 from sport-betting company, Bet9ja all because of the reality star. In a social media post, this fan identified as @nobodybeme reminded Mercy on Twitter platform that she was the reason of the money won from Bet9ja in 2019, the time she was up and already at the reality show’s peak week as top contender. The fan continued that the Imo-born Mercy Eke has that pure grace that can’t be quantified with any other reality star’s; One reason the reminder was put up. @nobodybeme tweeted; “Just a reminder that I made 500k from @Bet9jaOfficial in the last #bbnaija all because of #MercyEke that girl na pure grace!! Tag along!!!!” Through the post, Mercy Eke ...
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Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares Childhood Photos To Celebrate Her 53rd Birthday

Writer, actor, producer and presenter Iretiola Doyle, turns 53 today, May 3. The award winning thespian took to her Instagram page on Sunday morning to express her gratitude to God. She also shared some lovely photos from her childhood. He has done all things well. There is sooooo much to be grateful for. Oluwa seun!! Ope mi po #Chapter53 #WrappedInGrace” she wrote   View this post on Instagram   He has done all things well. There is sooooo much to be grateful for. Oluwa seun!! Ope mi po? #Chapter53 #WrappedInGrace A post shared by Iretiola Doyle (@iretidoyle) on May 2, 2020 at 4:29pm PDT
Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Ex-Bayern Munich Star Ribery has a Huge Heart – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian forward was full of praise for the retired France wideman Besiktas forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has offered pleasant remarks about former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, saying he has a "huge heart" and an "incredible character". The 37-year-old spent the best part of a 12-year career with Bayern, scoring 124 goals and providing 182 assists in 425 outings, winning 23 titles including the Champions League. Ribery moved on to Fiorentina in 2019 where he teamed up with Boateng, who joined in the same transfer window from Sassuolo before he was loaned to Besiktas for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
‘It’s starting to look very promising for Man Utd’ – Red Devils ‘on their way back’, says Owen
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‘It’s starting to look very promising for Man Utd’ – Red Devils ‘on their way back’, says Owen

The former striker admits it has been a while since there was so much positivity at Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer winning over his doubters Things are starting to look “very promising” again for Manchester United, says Michael Owen, with a sense of positivity returned to Old Trafford that has been missing for some time. The Red Devils found themselves stuck in reverse following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho struggled to get a fallen giant back on its feet, with three proven coaches unable to deliver the success that it is demanded by 13-time Premier League champions.
Bollywood Actor, Rishi Kapoor Is Dead
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Bollywood Actor, Rishi Kapoor Is Dead

Veteran Bollywood actor, Rishi Kapoor has died. The award winning actor died in an Indian hospital in the early hours of today May 30, after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 67. Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and returned to India last September following treatment in New York. He was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai for further treatment. "The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last. He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him. "He was grateful for the love of his fans that p...
‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian and Swedish forwards featured prominently during the Rossoneri's Serie A title-winning campaign in 2011 Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, claiming the Swede gave him the "balls he dreamed of." Ibrahimovic is at Milan for the second time after shining during the 2010-2011 Serie A-winning season alongside Boateng. Both men were summer recruits that year, and had a hand in a combined 31 top-flight goals. Boateng has advised Milan to keep hold of Ibra who is on a short-term contract. "Milan must keep him [Ibrahimovic], he knows how to make a difference," the 33-year-old Ghana international told Sky Sports Italia. "It was easy for me to play with him, I understood it immediately. He asks a lot of his teammates, but he g...
The Games That Defined Modern Football: Man Utd 4-3 Real Madrid (2003)
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The Games That Defined Modern Football: Man Utd 4-3 Real Madrid (2003)

The Russian didn't grow up a football fan but he was so enamoured by what he saw at Old Trafford that he decided to invest in a London club Shortly after John Terry, in full Chelsea kit, lifted the European Cup at the Allianz Arena in 2012, Didier Drogba snatched the trophy out of the crowd and handed it over to the man stood sheepishly on the edge of the throng. Roman Abramovich, his obsession finally realised, received a cheer almost as loud as the one that greeted Drogba's winning spot-kick. To think, none of it would have happened had it not been for one barmy night at Old Trafford nine years earlier. Seven goals, a Ronaldo hat-trick, a failed comeback, and dazzling end-to-end football played out by Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, David Beckham, and Ruud van Nistlerooy: Mancheste...
Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League
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Wilfred Ndidi named Leicester City’s most valuable player in the Premier League

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the Leicester City squad. following his performances for the Foxes at the center of midfield this season. Ndidi has played 23 games in the English top-flight, scoring two goals and was in action for 1,892 minutes resulting in speculation of a transfer to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.     Brendan Rodgers club side managed to win only one of the six matches Ndidi missed when he was injured showing how pivotal he is to the club's style of play and now British television sports channel Sky Sports has unveiled a list of the most valuable player for every Premier League club in the 2019-2020 season listing Ndidi as Leicester City's MVP. Sky Sports expla...
Berbatov urges Spurs star Kane to follow his path to Man Utd
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Berbatov urges Spurs star Kane to follow his path to Man Utd

Former Tottenham and Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov thinks Harry Kane should follow in his footsteps. Berbatov left Spurs for United and went on to win the Premier League. He believes that Kane can do the same to further his career. There are rumours linking Kane with a move away from Spurs this or next summer, if they cannot match his trophy winning ambition. "I see a lot of similarities in the situation I went through and what is happening with Kane," said the Bulgarian, who moved to Manchester for £30.75million, in an interview. "I feel that it's also a similar time in his career that I was at, you start to think if you're on the right path and you think about winning things."
Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level
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Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is full of admiration for his manager Jurgen Klopp. Mane is especially impressed with how Klopp can improve the players that are at his disposal. While the Reds may have spent big on a few players, most of their signings were astute buys that Klopp improved - such as Mane himself. Now the club are on the verge of winning the Premier League, around 12 months after lifting the Champions League. "Jurgen is an amazing coach. He is always positive even if you lost and always finds the right words to push you to that little extra that makes you win again," Mane told Rakuten TV. "He knows how to bring players to another level, when they thought they couldn't play on."
Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital
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Spurs legend Greaves being treated in hospital

Tottenham have issued a statement that 80-year-old club legend Jimmy Greaves has been admitted into hospital. It is unclear if the issue is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or Greaves is dealing with another illness. But the club did issue a statement regarding the health of their record goalscorer. "We can confirm that our record goalscorer Jimmy Greaves is currently being treated in hospital," Tottenham said in the statement. "We are in touch with his family and will provide further updates in due course. Everybody at the club sends their best wishes to Jimmy and his family." Greaves had health problems in the past, suffering a stroke in 2015 that left him with significant disability. He scored 266 goals for Tottenham and 44 for England, along with winning the 1966 World C...
Sagna backs Arteta to end Arsenal title drought
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Sagna backs Arteta to end Arsenal title drought

Former Arsenal fullback Bacary Sagna is confident Mikel Arteta can end the club's title drought. The Gunners haven't won the Premier League title since 2004. Quizzed on whether Arsenal are capable of winning the title in the next few years, Sagna told Goal: "I think so. "Leicester did it and no-one expected them to, but they had a great team spirit and were fighting every single game. "Arsenal can do it too, because if you face Arsenal it is always difficult because of the way they move and play." On Arteta's appointment, the former France international added: "I think it was a great choice because he has personality. "If he's not happy about a player he will go straight to them and tell them they are out of the team and that they will have to work to come back."
Coronavirus: Liverpool legend criticises Rio Ferdinand over comment on Premier League
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Coronavirus: Liverpool legend criticises Rio Ferdinand over comment on Premier League

Liverpool legend, Steve Nicol, has criticised former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand, after the ex-England centre-back called for the 2019/2020 Premier League to be voided due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the globe. DAILY POST recalls that Ferdinand had earlier this week claimed that Liverpool should miss out on winning the Premier League, as the world continues to battle with the coronavirus outbreak. Ferdinand, said: “I think the Premier League should be void. Void it. “I know there are going to be many of Liverpool fans going to say; ‘oh, Rio, just because you used to play for Manchester United, but this is about life and death situations, about society in the broader grand scheme of things. “I just don’t see a way that can be done where health is not ...
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...
Yemi Alade Celebrates Her 31st Birthday Today
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Yemi Alade Celebrates Her 31st Birthday Today

Yemi Eberechi Alade known as Yemi Alade is today celebrating her birthday, March 13,2020 She became famous after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Also, she was born in Abia State, Nigeria, to James Alade and Helen Uzoma.
Success has Never Been Easy, Keep Fighting’ – Yemi Alade
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Success has Never Been Easy, Keep Fighting’ – Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”. YEMI ALADE shares a powerful post about success, according to her post: Success has never been easy, keep fighting According to her tweet: https://twitter.com/yemialadee/status/1235846686297079808