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Usman vs Masvidal: Buhari Reacts as Nigerian Retains UFC Title

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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 the global COVID-19 pandemic may have brought gloom to many families and nations, the President is delighted and gratified that our welterweight champion has lifted our spirits with another professional performance proving that things will surely get better at the fullness of time when we remain committed to our vision.”

Buhari wished the UFC fighter more victories in his career and prayed that “like fine wine, he improves with age.”

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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

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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.

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Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca

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The 25-year-old midfielder looks poised continue his development with the Stade Mohammed V outfit
Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos.

The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy.

Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

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The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up.

A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut.

Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola’s side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.

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