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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics

Tyson Fury's much anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua could be further delayed due to the upcoming Olympics. The two heavyweights are looking to set a date for their unification bout which had been planned for this summer but the fight could be delayed further due Joshua's coach being involved in the Olympics with Team Great Britain. Rob McCracken, Joshua's coach, will be in Tokyo with Team GB for the Olympic Games between July 23 until August 8 which would affect Joshua's preparations. Now, Fury's promoter Frank Warren says he expects the fight to happen in late August or potentially September. Apart from that factor, a location for the bout is also set to be decided with the likes of Saudi Arabia and the USA touted as venues. Fury, who spoke earlier this week, cl...
Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Champions League semi-final: Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea facing Real Madrid
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Champions League semi-final: Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea facing Real Madrid

  Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has said that only one club can be in the Champions League final when Zinedine Zidane’s side take on his former club Chelsea in the semi-final tie later this month. Courtois left Chelsea back in 2018, which by his own admission, “was not in the best way”. The Belgium international will now get the chance to return to Stamford Bridge with Real Madrid after both teams qualified for the Champions League last-4. Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League on Wednesday, while Thomas Tuchel’s side knocked Porto out from the competition. “It will be very nice to see a lot of familiar faces [at Chelsea] and I wish there was public at Stamford Bridge because there was a lot of happy moments I had there, even though m...
Slavia Prague vs Arsenal: Arteta’s Squad For Europa League Clash Confirmed
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Slavia Prague vs Arsenal: Arteta’s Squad For Europa League Clash Confirmed

Arsenal’s squad to face Slavia Prague in tonight’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie at the Eden Arena Stadium has been revealed. Arsenal had played a 1-1- draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final first-leg encounter last week at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game following a 3-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League last Sunday. According to Football London, Arsenal’s full squad against Slavia Prague include: Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Mat Ryan and Karl Hein. Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers. Midfielders: Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Miguel Azeez, Martin ...
Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him
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Erling Haaland Names 7 Strikers that are Better Than him

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has named seven strikers in world football that are currently better than him. According to Haaland, the seven forwards who clearly outperform him at present are Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Man City’s Kun Agüero, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Chelsea’s Timo Werner. The 20-year-old chose them in an interview with a Norwegian outlet, the ‘Verdens Gang’. The Norway international didn’t choose other attackers of much quality like Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar because he focused on those footballers more specialists in the finish. Among the notable players not mentioned are Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Inter Mi...
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea
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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane says his side's Champions League semi-final clash against Chelsea will be difficult. Madrid booked passage into the last four after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield to qualify 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday night, April 14. The Blues beat FC Porto despite losing the reverse tie on Tuesday. Zidane has said that he is looking forward to the clash with Chelsea. He told the media: ”We’ve got a number of LaLiga games to play before we face Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very tough tie.” On how his side were able to overcome Liverpool, Zidane disclosed that their togetherness made it possible. “We dug in and I think we deserve to go through. We showed real togetherness and I’m delighted for the boys. It was a really importan...
EPL Predictions For Week 32 – By Owolabi Marcus
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EPL Predictions For Week 32 – By Owolabi Marcus

Below are the predictions for the week. Everton vs Tottenham - BTS Newcastle vs Westham - Away Win Wolves vs Sheffield - Home Win Arsenal vs Fulham - Home Win Man United vs Burnley - Home Win Leeds vs Liverpool - BTS Chelsea vs Brighton - Home Win Aston Villa vs Man City - BTS Leicester vs Westbrom - Home Win You don't necessarily have to pick all games, you can pick some and leave the rest. Good Luck. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and SnapChat @marcusowolabi
VANDREZZER FC BIDS NNL FAREWELL
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VANDREZZER FC BIDS NNL FAREWELL

The Management of Vandrezzer Football Club of Lagos has decided to withdraw from further participation from all activities of the Nigeria National League with immediate effect. The decision becomes imperative in view of the fact that the Management and Board of the Nigeria National League as presently constituted has demonstrated enough resolve and communicated same to us in clear terms that our club, with its transformation agenda is not in any way needed in the NNL league. Recall that in our bid to reposition the league and open it up to become visible enough to be able to generate revenue in accordance with global best practices; we requested and received a written approval from the hierarchy of the Nigeria National League an approval to stream live, all our games home and awa...
Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at  Ibrahimović
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Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at Ibrahimović

Serbian football club, Red Star Belgrade have been punished by UEFA for racial abuse aimed toward Zlatan Ibrahimovi? when they hosted AC Milan in a Europa League game. Ibrahimovi? was sitting in the stands as a substitute for his Italian team during a Europa League round-of-32 game in Belgrade in February. A group of fans were heard shouting ethnically offensive slurs at a largely empty Rajko Mitic Stadium: "You pus*, stinky balija, I fu* you in your mouth" to Milan and Sweden striker, who has Bosnian roots. Ibrahimovic was born in Sweden to parents from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. UEFA said its disciplinary committee found charges proven of racist behaviour and “provocative, offensive chanting” and have ordered the club to play a home game in European competition behind c...
Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’
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Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba will be the subject of a brand new Amazon documentary series called 'The Pogmentary' - featuring unprecedented access into his life off the pitch. It has been confirmed that the 28-year-old has signed a deal with the tech giants, who will provide "a unique and intimate look at Pogba's life" set to release next year. The original series will likely focus on his departure and return to Manchester United, as well as France's World Cup win in 2018. The docu-series will also explore his influence on the game as well as interviews with family and friends - not to mention previously unreleased footage from his childhood. "Paul Pogba is one of the most prominents talents of his time, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with him ...
Fede Valverde’s Girlfriend Shares Image Of Real Madrid Star’s Nasty Foot Injury
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Fede Valverde’s Girlfriend Shares Image Of Real Madrid Star’s Nasty Foot Injury

  Fede Valverde's girlfriend shared an image of the Real Madrid star's brutal foot injury - taken before the Champions League game against Liverpool at Anfield. The Uruguayan was an injury doubt going into Wednesday's game after picking up a knock in Real's 2-1 win over Barcelona at the weekend. However Madrid urgently needed someone to fill in at right wing-back - and Valverde played through the pain in the quarter-final second leg. Valverde's partner, Mina Bonino, shared an image of the spectacular purple bruise the player had on his ankle and foot - even before the Champions League match had kicked off. Ouch. Clearly the 22-year-old wasn't fully fit as - if our foot was that colour - we'd be resting it for a week before kicking a ball (let alone defending for a full 9...
Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed
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Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed

  The two Champions League semi-final ties have been confirmed, following the completion of the last-eight fixtures. Real Madrid booked their place, following a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. The Spaniah giants go through with a 3-1 aggregate and will now face Chelsea in the last four. Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park. Pep Guardiola’s men qualify with a 4-2 aggregate and will face Paris Saint-Germain next.
UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals
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UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals

  Former England defender, Stuart Pearce has tipped Chelsea to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. He also predicted an all-English final. Chelsea face Real Madrid in one of the semi-finals, while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will battle for a place in the final. Pearce described Thomas Tuchel’s side as a team to beat at the moment as they are set to face Spanish side. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to book their place in the final four. Chelsea got past Porto 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night as they continue to thrive under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel’s side will also face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday in what could be a precursor to an all-English Champions League final. “W...
Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games
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Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games

  Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has identified Phil Foden as the Manchester City player that has no fear in big games. Crouch said this on Wednesday night after Foden’s impressive displays in Man City’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Foden added a second goal against Dortmund to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals for Pep Guardiola’s side after Riyad Mahrez had earlier equalised from the penalty spot. Man City will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final later this month. “He’s 20 years old, and he has absolutely no fear whatsoever [in big games],” Crouch told BT Sport. “Man City fans can relate to him, he’s a mainstay in the team, and that’s what fans want to see. He’s been fabulous this ...
Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund
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Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, was almost unstoppable during both sides’ Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie in Germany. Guardiola explained that Haaland is a top-class player, adding that the Norway international will be stronger in the future. Phil Foden’s strike against Dortmund secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time under Guardiola’s leadership. Riyad Mahrez had equalised from the spot as Man City shrugged off Jude Bellingham’s early opener to beat Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate. The Premier League leaders will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. “I would say this player [Haaland] is almost unstoppable, and the best way to defend against these talented ...
UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield
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UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield

  Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s conversation with his players before their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Liverpool at Anfield has now emerged. Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals on Wednesday after a 3-1 aggregate win over Liverpool. While the game ended 3-1 in Madrid last week, the second leg at Anfield ended a barren draw, sending the LaLiga giants through to face Chelsea. According to El Chiringuito TV, the Frenchman told the Los Blancos before the game, “We are good, we are prepared, and we will be giving everything tomorrow. Focus on the match, mentality in the game.” Addressing his pre-match press conference Zidane said his side had come to Anfield to win, not sit on their two-goal lead. “We’re not going to try and manage our eff...
UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns
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UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns

  Jurgen Klopp has warned there are no guarantees Liverpool will qualify for next season’s Champions League. The warning followed their 3-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 8 that saw the Reds tumble out of the competition. The result also means that Liverpool’s only route into next season’s tournament is via a top-four Premier League finish. Klopp’s team is currently sitting sixth on the table, three points between them and fourth-placed West Ham. The race for a top-four finish is very open but the German tactician was asked how confident he is that Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season and he said, “That has nothing to do with confidence. I would say I’m naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there. ...
Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid
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Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid

  Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night. According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid. After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season. The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah. Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian. The former Chelsea and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with ...
UCL: Guardiola Hints at Winning Quadruple this year after Man City’s 2-1 Win Over Dortmund
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UCL: Guardiola Hints at Winning Quadruple this year after Man City’s 2-1 Win Over Dortmund

  Pep Guardiola has hinted that his Manchester City side may win the quadruple this season. After several attempts, the Spaniard finally guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. Guardiola’s City side saw off Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate to book a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain in the last four. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot kick to cancel out 17-year-old Jude Bellingham’s opener for the host but Phil Foden put the game beyond the Bundesliga side with a screamer. “We need three wins to win the Premier League, we are in the semi-finals of the Champions League, we are in semi-finals of the FA Cup and the final of Carabao Cup. It is incredible what we have done,” Guardiola told BT Sport. City have faced some big disa...
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told Phil Foden after the England International scored the winner in the Champions League quarter-final second leg battle against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. For the first time, Guardiola guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot and Foden sealed the tie in a 2-1 win against Dortmund, with 17-year-old Jude Bellingham scoring what proved to be a consolation for the Bundesliga side. After Foden scored a screamer to put the tie beyond Dortmund, the England youngster sprinted over to embrace Guardiola. And the Spanish gaffer was asked what he told the Englishman that moment, he replied, “He found me, he ra...
UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final
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UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final

  Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have shared their separate opinions regarding which team will make it to the final of the Champions League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams in the semi-finals. Chelsea will play Real Madrid while Manchester City tackle PSG in the next stage. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate and will go on to face Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea had earlier beaten Porto 2-1 on aggregate with Mauricio Pochettino’s knocking out Bayern Munich. Manchester City joined them in the other semi-final after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate, fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Former Liver...
UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool
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UCL: We Apologise to Real Madrid – Liverpool

  Liverpool have apologised to Real Madrid after their fans attacked the bus conveying the LaLiga giants to Anfield on Wednesday. The club also vowed to work with the police to fish out those involved in the attack and have them punished accordingly. Liverpool supporters had gathered on Anfield Road before the second leg quarter-final clash, with several objects thrown at the Real Madrid vehicle. The Reds’ supporters shattered one pane of a double-glazed window on the bus with Anfield staff forced to clean up broken glass on the ground. “We condemn unequivocally the actions that led to Real Madrid’s team bus being damaged during its arrival to Anfield this evening,” Liverpool statement read. “It is totally unacceptable and shameful behaviour of a few individuals....
Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four
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Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four

Liverpool's bid for a seventh Champions League title was ended as Real Madrid battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield to secure a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's first leg, Jurgen Klopp's side knew they needed a fast start and that is exactly what they got, however, they spurned glorious chances with Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum the guilty parties in the first half, while Thibaut Courtois had to be alert to keep out James Milner's long-range effort. Real Madrid were a constant threat on the break and they went close to a crucial away goal in the first half when Karim Benzema's deflected strike struck the foot of the post, but after the break Liverpool continued to press forward. However, they just could not find a way through t...
Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot
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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Germany, winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate. Holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, City did not know whether to stick or twist in the early stages and were caught cold by a fantastic strike from 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League. Guardiola has seen his City team knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last three seasons and must have been fearing the worst again, but Emre Can handed the visitors a lifeline when handling a cross. Riyad Mahrez stroked home from the penalty spot (55) before Phil Foden hammered in a second (75) from the edge of the area to rubberstamp the v...
Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed
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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed

The prize money Chelsea earned after qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals has been revealed. The Premier League giants booked their place in the Champions League last-4 on Tuesday night in Spain after seeing off Porto. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the second leg 1-0 but headed through following a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a clash against Real Madrid or Liverpool later this month. It’s the first time since 2014 that Chelsea has made the Champions League semi-finals. However, Chelsea earned €12 million for reaching the semi-finals and seeing off Porto at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. If the Blues reach the Champions League final, they will receive either a further €15 million or €19 million, depending on the outcome of the game. The latter figure if they ...
Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans
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Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans

Liverpool fans threw stones at Real Madrid's team bus as they arrived at Anfield this evening. Real Madrid's team bus window was broken due to the stones from Liverpool fans outside the stadium. There is no injury from the incident but the Champions League quarter-final 2nd Leg will still played tonight at Anfield. Real Madrid have a 3-1 advantage heading into the 2nd leg against Liverpool. Fans are not allowed to watch the Champions League match inside the stadium. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/dJEXhNhKR-w
Cyriel Dessers Fires All 5 Goals In Genk Big Win
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Cyriel Dessers Fires All 5 Goals In Genk Big Win

Cyriel Dessers still knows his way to goal after he scored five goals today for Genk to wallop Westerlo 5-1. Dessers, who has had to play second fiddle to fellow Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu at his hometown club, scored all five goals by his team in a friendly against the second division team. This season, he has only managed four goals and provided three assists in 29 appearances for Genk. The 26-year-old Dessers cost Genk four million Euros last summer after he finished joint top scorer in the Dutch top league.
Governor Ganduje To Unveil Ahmed Musa As Latest Kano Pillars Signing
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Governor Ganduje To Unveil Ahmed Musa As Latest Kano Pillars Signing

Governor Ganduje of Kano state is set to unveil captain of the Super Eagles Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars latest signing. Musa started his football career with JUTH FC and subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars before sealing a deal with Dutch side VVV-Venlo at 17 years of age In a tweet via their official handle on Wednesday, Kano Pillars confirmed the unveiling of the star will be done by the state governor before the second half of the league season. “Kano State Governor, @GovUmarGanduje to unveils @Ahmedmusa718 before the commencement of the@LMCNPFL second stanza,” the tweet read. The statement went further to say “Free agent Ahmed Musa has agreed to a contract until the end of the Nigerian league season in June.” The four-time Nigerian champions expressed their joy at ...
Why I Returned To Kano Pillars – Ahmed Musa
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Why I Returned To Kano Pillars – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has disclosed why he decided to rejoin his former club Kano Pillars. On Tuesday Kano Pillars confirmed that Musa has rejoined them having signed a deal until the end of the season. Musa’s agreement includes a clause that allows him to leave when and if he can find a club in Europe. He joins as an Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) elite player with the aim of boosting their image as well as helping Musa maintain his fitness as he continues his search for a European club. The 28-year-old, who is a free agent since leaving Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in October, had received offers from England, Russia and Turkey. Speaking on the move, the former Leicester, CSKA forward told BBC Sport Africa “Anything that improves the image of Nige...
Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form
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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford, could have contributed to their inconsistent home form. According to him, the players were unable to pick each other out during games. United have won 27 points at Old Trafford this season, losing four times and drawing three. However, on the road, they have picked up 36 points and are unbeaten in 23 Premier League games. The Red Devils face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition. Solskjaer feels the team are now at an advantage because the banners around the seats have changed. “You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not ...
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
Ahmed Musa: Bashir Ahmad, Shehu Sani react as Super Eagles captain joins Kano Pillars
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Ahmed Musa: Bashir Ahmad, Shehu Sani react as Super Eagles captain joins Kano Pillars

  Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, has described Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa’s move to Kano Pillars as a ‘smart’ one. Kano Pillars had on Tuesday officially confirmed the signing of Ahmed Musa. Musa signed a deal with Kano Pillars until the end of the season. The 28-year-old previously played for the Kano club in 2009 and finished as the NPFL’s top scorer with 18 goals. The winger has been without a club since he left Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia last year and almost joined West Brom this year. Reacting, Ahmad, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, welcomed the former Leicester City star back to the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. He wrote, “Kano @PillarsFC have agreed to sign its former player and Super Ea...
Djibril Cisse joins American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago
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Djibril Cisse joins American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago

Former Liverpool striker, Djibril Cisse has signed for American fourth-tier side Panathinaikos Chicago at the age of 39. The French striker has been without a club since leaving Swiss Division Three outfit Yverdon Sports. But PAO Chicago announced the signing of the former Liverpool striker, the 13th club of his career, by posting on Twitter: 'Once Green, Always Green.' The club was founded by Dimitrios Chronopoulos and his son Denny, who are supporters of Greek outfit and namesake Panathinaikos, based in Athens, Greece. Cisse played for Greek giants Panathinaikos between 2009-11 after leaving Marseille. He scored an impressive 47 goals in just 61 games during his time with the Greeks. The 39-year-old who started his career with Auxerre in France also played for Liverpoo...
Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg
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Europa League: Slavia Prague Player Banned for 10 Matches Ahead of Arsenal Second Leg

  UEFA has banned Slavia Plague defender, Ondrej Kudela for 10 matches, for “racist behaviour” towards Glen Kamara. Kamara himself has been banned for three games for his reaction during the incident. Kudela and Kamara clashed at the end of a Europa League last 16 second leg match at Ibrox. Kamara reacted furiously after he was racially abused by Kudela, before several players on both sides became involved in confrontations. A UEFA investigation has now ruled that Kudela was guilty of racism and its Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector had decided: “To suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour.” The suspension has been bac...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Tom Schwarz, best known for fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, faces 10 years in jail after allegedly breaking ex-fiancee’s jaw in three places
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Tom Schwarz, best known for fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, faces 10 years in jail after allegedly breaking ex-fiancee’s jaw in three places

Tyson Fury's former opponent Tom Schwarz could be sent to jail for up to 10 years, with shock reports in Germany claiming the heavyweight boxer broke his ex-fiancee's jaw in three places. Schwarz, 26, who was beaten inside two rounds by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury back in June 2019, is now on trial for the alleged attack that happened in May 2020. Schwarz has been accused of punching his former partner Tessa Schimschar in a restaurant car park in Germany, with German reports claiming she filed a charge for grievous body harm after being taken to a local hospital with horrendous injuries. If he is found guilty in the trial, Schwarz faces up to 10 years behind bars. Public prosecutor Thomas Kramer is quoted as saying: "During the dispute, [Schwarz] gave the woman a ma...
Tom Schwarz, Best Known for Fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, Faces 10 Years in Jail after allegedly Breaking ex-fiancee’s Jaw in three Places
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Tom Schwarz, Best Known for Fighting Tyson Fury in 2019, Faces 10 Years in Jail after allegedly Breaking ex-fiancee’s Jaw in three Places

Tyson Fury's former opponent Tom Schwarz could be sent to jail for up to 10 years, with shock reports in Germany claiming the heavyweight boxer broke his ex-fiancee's jaw in three places. Schwarz, 26, who was beaten inside two rounds by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury back in June 2019, is now on trial for the alleged attack that happened in May 2020. Schwarz has been accused of punching his former partner Tessa Schimschar in a restaurant car park in Germany, with German reports claiming she filed a charge for grievous body harm after being taken to a local hospital with horrendous injuries. If he is found guilty in the trial, Schwarz faces up to 10 years behind bars. Public prosecutor Thomas Kramer is quoted as saying: "During the dispute, [Schwarz] gave the wo...
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
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Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
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I’m a failure if i dont win the Champions League with Man City – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he will be viewed as a failure as Manchester City boss if he does not win the Champions League during his time at the club. City take a 2-1 aggregate lead to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday. They have not reached the semi-finals under Guardiola, going out in the last eight for the last three seasons. "I know if we don't win I'll be a failure and if we do it's 'how good is Pep'," said Guardiola. City's preparations were hampered by a series of fireworks being let off outside the team hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning. On two occasions during the night explosions woke players and staff before a third attempt was prevented by the Blues' own security staff. City's cause will be boosted by the absenc...
‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro
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‘Cristiano Ronaldo has Never Been a Leader and Never will be’ – Former Juventus Player Mauro

Former Juventus midfielder, Massimo Mauro has claimed the time has come for the club to offload "individualist" Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, saying the Portuguese superstar "has never been a leader and never will be". Juventus signed Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on a record-breaking spell at Real Madrid in order to take on a new challenge in Italy. However, Ronaldo is now approaching the final 12 months of his contract and with Champions league glory and league glory looking impossible this season. Ronaldo has seemed frustrated this season  in Andrea Pirlo's squad. Criticizing Ronaldo's influence at Juve, Mauro told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Ronaldo has never been a leader where he has played and he never w...
Messi Drops In European Golden Boot Race Behind Ronaldo And Lewandowski
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Messi Drops In European Golden Boot Race Behind Ronaldo And Lewandowski

Lionel Messi has dropped to fourth in the European Golden Boot race following last weekend’s matches. In fact, the Barcelona captain is level on league goals with Andre Silva – 23 but it has taken the Eintracht Frankfurt striker two games less to reach the number. Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, sit in second and first in the rankings with 25 and 35 goals this season respectively. European Golden Boot race, as of April 13: Robert Lewandowski – 35 goals (coefficient: 2) – 70 points Cristiano Ronaldo – 25 goals (coefficient: 2) – 50 points Andre Silva – 23 goals (coefficient: 2) – 46 points Lionel Messi – 23 goals (coefficient: 2) – 46 points Erling Haaland – 21 goals (coefficient: 2) – 42 points Kylian Mbappe – 21 goals (coefficient: 2) – ...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he would prefer a Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid instead of Liverpool. The German gaffer said he does not want to face teams from the same league as his sides in Europe. Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in seven years after a 2-1 aggregate win against Porto in Sevilla on Tuesday. Mehdi Taremi struck at stoppage time to give Porto a 1-0 win but the victory was not enough to see the Portuguese through to the next round. Chelsea will now wait for the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid with the Spanish side leading the Premier League outfit 3-1 on aggregate. And Tuchel said he typically prefers to avoid teams from the same league in European knockout games. “I don...
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Kovacic’s Condition Made me ‘Very Sad’ – Chelsea Coach, Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas has said that he was ‘very sad’ to be without Mateo Kovacic for the 1-0 defeat against Porto in their Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Tuesday. Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals despite the defeat after the Croatian, who was set to start the match, pulled up at the end of training on Monday with a hamstring issue. Kovacic, one of the most experienced Champions League stars in the Chelsea set up, will also miss this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City. “Unfortunately yes I was very sad yesterday to see him after twenty minutes in training to have this little muscle injury more or less out of nothing,’ Tuchel told reporters. “We played little boxes after training just to have a little sweat and he felt h...
DONE DEAL: Ahmed Musa Joins Kano Pillars
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DONE DEAL: Ahmed Musa Joins Kano Pillars

The Super Eagles captain is back at the Sani Abacha Stadium for the remainder of the season after leaving the Saudi Arabia Pro League Ex-Leicester City, CSKA Moscow and Nigeria international Ahmed Musa has rejoined Kano Pillars for a second stint, the club confirmed on Tuesday. Musa has been a free agent since parting ways with Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr on October 25, 2020. And at 28 he has returned to the Sani Abacha Stadium after agreeing on a short-time contract with the Nigeria Professional Football League outfit. “Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for the remainder of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL),” a statement from the Kano Pillars website read. “Musa previously played for the Pride...
UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
Details Of Man City’s Transfer Deal For Kayky Emerge
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Details Of Man City’s Transfer Deal For Kayky Emerge

Pep Guardiola’s side will pay Fluminense an initial £8.5million with add-ons to follow which could take the eventual transfer fee to around £15million. Fluminense will also receive a percentage of any future sales of the player. Kayky will join up with Man City’s youth set-up when he arrives in England next year. The 17-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Premier League leaders. This was disclosed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Monday night. Romano wrote on Twitter, “Brazilian gem Kayky will join Manchester City, confirmed and here-we-go. “The agreement is already at the “signing stage”. “Kayky will join #MCFC in June 2022 – personal terms agreed for 5 years. “Fluminense will receive €10M + add ons + % future sale.” Kayky has scored tw...
Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player
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Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player

Neymar has said that there is no comparison between his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona King, Lionel Messi. Even though Neymar enjoys playing with Mbappe, he noted that the France international is still a long way from reaching Messi’s level. The Frenchman has impressed in the Champions League this season, single-handedly shooting down Barcelona at the Camp Nou. “There’s no comparison,” Neymar told France Football when asked to compare the two. “They have two very different styles of play. “Messi is the best player I’ve seen, and Kylian is on his way to becoming one of the best.” Neymar and Mbappe made it to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in Paris. The first leg of the quarter-final ties ended...
England Referee Howard Webb Marries German Referee, Bibiana Steinhausorme
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England Referee Howard Webb Marries German Referee, Bibiana Steinhausorme

Ex-Premier League referee Howard Webb and German referee, Bibiana Steinhaus have wedded. Webb, 49, officiated in the Premier League from 2003 to 2014 and took charge of the 2010 World Cup final. Steinhaus, now known as Steinhaus-Webb, became the first woman to referee in one of Europe's top leagues when she took charge in the Bundesliga in 2017. She retired last year but is still active as a video assistant referee (VAR) in the German top flight. The pair, who have both worked as police officers, married last month. There were no guests or witnesses at the ceremony because of coronavirus regulations  
Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player
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Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has identified Mason Mount as Chelsea’s most important player. There were fears that the England International will lose his position to either Kai Havertz, Timo Werner when Chelsea brought them in from Germany during the transfer market last summer. However, Mason, Chelsea’s academy product, has proved to be a major player in the team and has cemented a regular playing time under Thomas Tuchel. And Paul Merson spoke highly of Mount and rates him better than Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. “Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount,” Merson wrote in his “He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team. “The turn and shot for the goal...
Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo
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Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo

Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP Tour announced on Tuesday, raising questions about the latitude afforded to Monaco residents like the Russian who are allowed to stay at home rather than in a bio-secure hotel. “It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo. My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,” world number two said in an ATP statement. Medvedev tested positive on Monday having practised with Rafael Nadal the day before. Organisers, contacted by AFP, declined to comment on whether the third seed risked being identified as a ‘close contact’ of Medvedev and forced to quarantine, scuppering the Spaniard’s quest for a 12th Monte Car...

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