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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Allardyce Reacts to Ending Tuchel’s Unbeaten Run With 5-2 Win

West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has hailed his team’s finishing, following their 5-2 win at Chelsea on Saturday. Allardyce, before the game, admitted he was “jealous” of Thomas Tuchel’s array of top talents at Stamford Bridge. However, it was the Baggies who put up a show against the Blues on their own turf, to end Tuchel’s unbeaten start as manager in West London. Thiago Silva’s red card made it easier, but West Brom showed both their tactical discipline and clinical attacking play. “I am really pleased and satisfied about how the players applied our tactics today, how we set out to control Chelsea’s attacks and then what we could do in possession of the ball. “Because we ended up being so good in possession of the ball on so many occasions, and because of our quality...
How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up
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How Diego Maradona Practised ‘Hand of God’ Goal against England – Teammate, Valdano opens up

  Diego Maradona’s former teammate, Jorge Valdano , has revealed how the Argentina football great practised his famous ‘Hand of God’ goal he scored against England at the 1986 World Cup on the training ground before the match. The late football icon captained the South American giants when they won the 1986 World Cup. Maradona helped Argentina to knock England out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals by punching the ball past Peter Shilton and into the net with his hand. Maradona died at the age of 60 in November last year Gary Lineker scored a consolation goal for the Three Lions in the 81st minute, with England losing the match 2-1. “He had worked on it in training. It wasn’t the first time,” Valdano said in “D10S” a book on Maradona. “When I took corners ...
EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him
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EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him

Former Manchester City manager, Mark Hughes, has told Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, that the Red Devils players do not trust him enough with the ball yet. Hughes said this following Man United’s FA Cup fifth-round 1-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. “You just sense… it looks like they don’t trust him [Van de Beek] with the ball yet,” Hughes told talkSPORT. “When the likes of Fred and (Nemanja) Matic look up, and they see Rashford, they see (Anthony) Martial, they see (Mason) Greenwood, who is still a young player but has great talent, it’s like they defer to them, their first thought is to pass to them. “Van de Beek, I haven’t seen a great deal of movement, I haven’t seen little movements to get in pockets of space, even though yo...
Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves
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Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves

The Blues had a bulk of the possession on the day, setting a club and division record, but could not break through as the game ended goalless Chelsea's first match under Thomas Tuchel was a record-breaking one, as the Blues dominated the ball in Wednesday's match against Wolves. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Blues made the decision to part ways with Frank Lampard. Lampard's tenure ended after just one-and-a-half years, with the former Chelsea midfielder following Maurizio Sarri, the man he replaced, in departing following less than two seasons in charge.  
‘The goalkeeper was in the stands!’ – Sheffield United baffled as Hawk-Eye apologises for Aston Villa error
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‘The goalkeeper was in the stands!’ – Sheffield United baffled as Hawk-Eye apologises for Aston Villa error

The Blades were denied a win because goal-line technology was obstructed, much to their manager's frustration Chris Wilder was left frustrated after Sheffield United were denied a goal against Aston Villa on Wednesday, with Hawk-Eye apologising "unreservedly" for its technology's failure to notify the referee that the ball had crossed the line. Wilder’s side thought they had taken the lead in the first-half when goalkeeper Orjan Nyland fell into the net with the ball in his hands, carrying the ball over the line. Although social media went into a frenzy over what appeared to be a clear goal, referee Michael Oliver did not award one and the match went on to finish 0-0.
Twitter Users React after Kelechi Iheanacho is ”Hit” by Goalkeeper in Man City’s Win Over Leicester
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Twitter Users React after Kelechi Iheanacho is ”Hit” by Goalkeeper in Man City’s Win Over Leicester

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was wiped out by Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, five minutes before half-time in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday, after he collided with the Brazilian as they both competed for the ball. Iheanacho while trying to head home James Maddison’s pass, got hit in the face by goalkeeper Ederson, who was trying to reach the ball first. Leicester appealed for a penalty, but only a corner was given, and while Iheanacho continued after treatment, he was substituted at the break on the advice of the club medical staff. No penalty or red card was given and now some football fans on Twitter have come out to blast referee Paul Tierney and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for not sending off Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, after the ''reckle...
Lampard Speaks on Kante, Abraham After Chelsea’s 1-0 Defeat to Newcastle
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Lampard Speaks on Kante, Abraham After Chelsea’s 1-0 Defeat to Newcastle

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has hailed midfielder, N’Golo Kante for his ‘outstanding’ display during the Blues’ 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. He also said that Chelsea must not ‘absolutely rely’ on striker, Tammy Abraham alone to get the goals for the team. Chelsea wasted the chance to go clear in fourth place, as they lost, thanks to Isaac Hayden’s late goal at St. James’ Park. It was another frustrating afternoon for the Blues, who had 70 percent of the ball and 19 attempts but could not score. “We can’t absolutely rely on Tammy Abraham,” Lampard said after the game as quoted by Metro UK. “We have to have goals from across the frontline if we want to bridge the gap upwards. Tammy has been fantastic this season – it didn’t qui...
Jose Mourinho Makes Extraordinary Claim That Ball Used In FA Cup Tie Was “A Beach Ball”
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Jose Mourinho Makes Extraordinary Claim That Ball Used In FA Cup Tie Was “A Beach Ball”

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has claimed the £115 Mitre Ball used in their FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough was "too light" before comparing it to a "beach ball". The Premier League side could only record scrape a 1-1 draw at the Riverside after Lucas Moura canceled out a second-half strike from Ashley Fletcher. And after a difficult day at the office, Mourinho decided to take aim at the weight of the ball used in Sunday's third-round cup tie but insisted it wasn't an excuse. "I think this ball is a beach ball," he told BT Sport. "It's too light. I don't think it helps the players. But that's not an excuse." That's wasn't the only complaint made by Mourinho after the full-time whistle. He claimed VAR would have ruled out Middlesbrough's opener in the 50th minute for offsid...
Aubameyang’s Winner against Watford Hailed as Goal of the Season
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Aubameyang’s Winner against Watford Hailed as Goal of the Season

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool player, Dean Saunders, has claimed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the goal of the season in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford. The Gabon striker sealed a vital victory for Unai Emery’s side by capitalising on a mistake from Ben Foster in the first half at Vicarage Road. Foster took too long to clear the ball and Aubameyang was able to close down the Watford goalkeeper, whose clearance cannoned off the Arsenal striker to flew into the net. Saunders insists the Arsenal striker’s goal was even better than Mohamed Salah’s long-range effort in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea. “Aubameyang’s goal, for me, this is going to sound stupid, is the goal of the season for me. “You look at S...
Solskjaer Singles Out One player after 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona
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Solskjaer Singles Out One player after 1-0 Defeat to Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has singled out Scott McTominay for praise, following their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. McTominay held his own against Barca’s midfielders, even though United hardly got the ball. The first leg at Old Trafford, was eventually settled by Luke Shaw’s own goal in the first half. But Solskjaer spoke glowingly about the youngster. “McTominay? Fantastic. Every time he plays for us he’s improving. He was good on the ball, he’s a great athlete and he can run all day long. He was composed. He brought the ball down a few times and he settled us down. “We played against a good team. When you play against Barcelona you have to defend well. You might be tired when you get chances. “...
See Top 20  Highest Goal Scorers in Champions League
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See Top 20 Highest Goal Scorers in Champions League

Sergio Aguero and Moussa Marega both failed to add to their goal tallies on Tuesday night, as the Champions League quarter-finals kicked off. Aguero missed from the penalty spot, after Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, before Son Heung-Min slotted in the winner. Marega barely had a sniff, as Liverpool beat Porto 2-0 at Anfield. Wednesday will see other top scorers like Lionel Messi, Dusan Tadic and Cristiano Ronaldo in action. UEFA Champions League leading scorers so far: 8 goals: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 6 goals: Dusan Tadic (Ajax) and Moussa Marega (FC Porto) 5 goals: Aguero (Manchester City), Dybala (Juventus), Dzeko (Roma), Kane (Tottenham), Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Neymar (PSG) 4 goals: Benzema (Real...
Gerrard’s Rangers Beat Hearts To Top Premiership
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Gerrard’s Rangers Beat Hearts To Top Premiership

(File) Rangers’ English manager Steven Gerrard (R) congratulates Rangers’ Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor after the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Villarreal at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on November 29, 2018. The game finished 0-0. ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP Ten-man Rangers beat Hearts 2-1 on Sunday to climb to the top of the Scottish Premiership, with Alfredo Morelos grabbing a contentious winner for Steven Gerrard’s team. With leaders Celtic busy on League Cup final duty, the Ibrox men travelled to Tynecastle looking to grab the title race initiative against a side without a win in five games. Gareth McAuley put through his own net in the 27th minute but the Northern Ireland defender was bailed out when his centre-back partner Connor Goldson bun...
Chelsea Return To Winning Ways After Fulham Victory
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Chelsea Return To Winning Ways After Fulham Victory

Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match against Fulham at Stamford Bridge in London on December 2, 2018. Ben STANSALL / AFP Chelsea bounced back from their first Premier League defeat of the season to see off local rivals Fulham 2-0 on Sunday, with goals from Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek putting the gloss on a mixed performance. The home side dominated possession at Stamford Bridge and scored early through Spanish forward Pedro but struggled to find their rhythm and looked shaky until substitute Loftus-Cheek settled their nerves with a late second. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a dream start to his tenure in Engla...
Nigerian Football Juggler, Tonye Solomon Deeboi Swims Across A River With Ball On His Haead (Photos)
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Nigerian Football Juggler, Tonye Solomon Deeboi Swims Across A River With Ball On His Haead (Photos)

The Bayelsa born football juggler, Tonye Solomon popularly known as Deeboi Juggler has embarked on another journey to set a world Guinness record. The young man and multiple record holder is currently swimming across a 500 meters river in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, as at the time of filing this report (update; he has finally completed the exercise successfully). He was accompanied by some officials and other residents who followed him in boats to monitor the exercise. A drone was also used to monitor the exercise. Some months ago, the 30-year-old man left the people of his state and the entire country in awe after he climbed a 130ft mast with a ball balanced on his head earlier this year. The man who hails from Okordia/zarama in Yenagoa local government area -achieved the pre...
Zimbabwe Boss Bangladesh Despite Taijul’s 10-Wicket Haul
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Zimbabwe Boss Bangladesh Despite Taijul’s 10-Wicket Haul

Taijul Islam’s maiden 10-wicket haul couldn’t stop Zimbabwe building a lead of more than 300 runs in the first Test against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Monday. Taijul grabbed four wickets in the second innings after his first-innings heroics of 6-108 as Zimbabwe were reduced to 165-6 by tea on the third day at the Sylhet International Stadium. The visitors, who had a 139-run first innings lead, are now 304 runs ahead despite their mid-innings collapse in the second knock. Regis Chakava and Wellington Masakadza frustrated Bangladesh to remain unbeaten on 19 and 17 at the break after Taijul bowled Sikandar Raza for his 10th scalp of the match. Bangladesh, who were bowled out for 143 in the first innings in response to Zimbabwe’s 282, needed some early breakthroughs to get back into ...
This 14-Year-Old Teenage Boy Has Become Popular After Making Football History
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This 14-Year-Old Teenage Boy Has Become Popular After Making Football History

A teenage boy has gotten the attention of the world after making football history on his second game as a professional footballer. Fernando Ovelar Aged 14, Fernando Ovelar is not old enough to drive, to vote or to drink but he is old enough to play professional football for Cerro Porteno. And on Sunday he became the youngest ever goalscorer in Paraguay’s biggest derby match against Olimpia, having made his debut for the first division club last week. Ovelar showed the composure of a man twice his age when he ran on to a through ball and chipped the Olimpia goalkeeper to put the home side ahead after 16 minutes. That strike allowed the Paraguayan, who is two months and two days away from his 15th birthday, to eclipse the previous record. The previous record was 17 ye...
Real Madrid Interim Coach, Santiago Solari: When Lionel Messi Holds The Ball, The Earth Shakes
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Real Madrid Interim Coach, Santiago Solari: When Lionel Messi Holds The Ball, The Earth Shakes

The interim coach at Real Madrid, Santiago Solari, has said that every time Lionel Messi holds the ball, the earth shakes and the air trembles. 42-year-old Solari is currently in charge of affairs at the Santiago Bernabeu pending when the club finds a replacement for Julen Lopetegui who was sacked yesterday. Mirror UK quoted the new Real Madrid coach saying: “Scoring is intrinsic to Messi in the same way that storms, lightning or hurricane wins are atmospheric phenomena. “Every time Messi receives the ball the earth shakes, everyone is silent and rival coaches sink their heads between their shoulders and put their hands in their pockets, like someone who has just seen lightning and has no choice but to wait for thunder. The air trembles a few seconds. Then the goal is heard.” Af...
Bayern Win At Mainz To Trim Dortmund’s Bundesliga Lead
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Bayern Win At Mainz To Trim Dortmund’s Bundesliga Lead

Bayern Munich cut Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to just two points on Saturday with a 2-1 victory at Mainz, thanks to Thiago Alcantara’s winning goal. While goals by Leon Goretzka and Thiago sealed the three points for Bayern, Dortmund have only themselves to blame for conceding a 91st-minute penalty which Salomon Kalou converted in their 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin. English teenager Jadon Sancho scored twice and could have finished with four goals in an outstanding display for Dortmund, only for Kalou to snatch a point by converting the late penalty after his first-half strike. Dortmund’s next home league match — against Bayern in a fortnight — is shaping up to be a top-of-the-table clash.   Bayern have climbed from sixth to fourth and ...
Liverpool Vs Cardiff City : Salah Looking More Like The Striker …
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Liverpool Vs Cardiff City : Salah Looking More Like The Striker …

Liverpool vs Cardiff City : Mohamed Salah’s impressive recent run of goalscoring form continued as Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League with a surprisingly anxious 4-1 victory over Cardiff at Anfield on Saturday. Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session at Ekaterinburg Stadium in Ekaterinburg on June 14, 2018, a day ahead the team’s Russia 2018 World Cup Group A opening football match against Uruguay. / AFP PHOTO Neil Warnock, manager of the newly-promoted Welsh club, had claimed before the game that it was “virtually impossible” for his team to win at Anfield. Two second-half goals from Sadio Mane, his sixth and seventh of the season, ultimately made sure that prediction came true but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp endured an anxious finale a...
Magical Mesut Ozil & Super-sub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Make It Ten In A Row For Arsenal
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Magical Mesut Ozil & Super-sub Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Make It Ten In A Row For Arsenal

Mesut Ozil stole the show in the second half (Picture: Getty) Resilience wasn’t a skill readily associated with Arsenal sides towards the latter end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club. The teams produced during the first half of his reign at the Emirates had it in abundance but it was rarely seen towards the end as the decay set in. The signs are there now though that it is returning under Unai Emery. Returning in how the Gunners respond to setbacks, in how they deal with turning moments in matches and are able to switch momentum back in their favour. It was there in how Arsenal made it 10 in a row in all competitions against Leicester and how they responded to such an abject first half performance with a second half display of unrelenting magnificence Ozil played a ...
Fulham Vs Arsenal : Lacazette, Aubameyang Run Riot To Win 5-1
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Fulham Vs Arsenal : Lacazette, Aubameyang Run Riot To Win 5-1

London – Two goals from Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette and two more from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 5-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Sunday. Aubameyang There was also a wonderful back-heeled strike from Aaron Ramsey in between. Fulham pressed forward in the opening minutes as they looked for their first win over Arsenal since January 2012. And Argentine midfielder Luciano Vietto very nearly beat Gunners keeper Bernd Leno in the second minute. Fulham’s powerful Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic also had a number of half-chances but was unable to get any clear shots in on goal. Perhaps his best attempt was a thumped volley over the bar from outside the area. Against the run of play, Lacazette opened the scoring in the 29th minute ...
Really? Gullit Says Chelsea Fullbacks Alonso, Azpilicueta Not Good Enough
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Really? Gullit Says Chelsea Fullbacks Alonso, Azpilicueta Not Good Enough

Chelsea hero Ruud Gullit isn't convinced by Maurizio Sarri's fullbacks. Despite the impact of Marcos Alonso, Gullit insists they're a weak part of Sarri's team. He wrote for BBC Sport: "It might seem counter-intuitive considering left-back Marcos Alonso was key to both Chelsea goals on Sunday, but Maurizio Sarri's full-backs are not as effective an attacking threat as their Liverpool and City counterparts. "When a side sit deep, it is very difficult to unpick them by playing narrow and in front of them. "I just do not think Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta are those sort of players. "Alonso is more like a midfielder - very elegant on the ball, clever with how he uses space and angles - but he does not have the pace to unsettle a defence. "Azpilicueta played for much of last s...
Eden Hazard scored in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Newcastle
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Eden Hazard scored in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Newcastle

NTwo-hundred per cent ready." That was how Eden Hazard described himself shortly before Chelsea's meeting with Newcastle. The Belgian has been carefully managed by Maurizio Sarri following his World Cup exploits, appearing only as a substitute in their first two games, but he was true to his word on his first start of the season at St James' Park. Sarri had said Hazard was only fit enough for "50 or 60 minutes" in his pre-match press conference, but it is a measure of his influence that he ended up completing the 90. Newcastle were set up to frustrate - ceding possession and piling men behind the ball - but Hazard was a constant threat, capping a man-of-the-match display by dispatching Chelsea's controversial penalty.There were no signs of rustiness - only the usual intent and imagination...
Dominant Man City Ease Past Leicester
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Dominant Man City Ease Past Leicester

Four second-half strikes were sufficient for Manchester City to take the spoils over a battling Leicester who after a solid rearguard performance in the first half crumbled after the break in the face of relentless City pressure. In the group stages of this competition, a drawn game goes straight to penalties and that was how both these teams earned wins in the first game of Group One North. At the end of a scoreless first 45 minutes, it seemed as if City might need spot kicks to decide this game because despite dominating they missed a host of chances to have this tie decided by halftime. The fact Leicester recently promoted to the Women's Super League, had one shot on target and rarely threatened the City rearguard tells its own tale, yet poor finishing and the woodwork ensured a b...
Brighton Midfielder Bissouma hands Hughton Selection Headache
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Brighton Midfielder Bissouma hands Hughton Selection Headache

Brighton's breakout star last season, Pascal Gross, is in danger of losing his starting spot for this weekend's clash with Manchester United. Mali international Yves Bissouma impressed when he replaced Gross in Saturday's defeat at the hands of Watford. And Seagulls manager Chris Hughton has admitted he has a decision to make for United's visit to the AMEX. Hughton told The Argus: "We will see. Generally he has played in midfield in a two or a three, so we know we can play him in that way. "I just felt we needed to get more pace and power in that position. He showed some good touches on the ball. We know what he can give the team."
Yaya Toure Blasts ‘Rubbish’ Carabao Cup Ball: ‘It’s Worse Than The Jabulani!’
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Yaya Toure Blasts ‘Rubbish’ Carabao Cup Ball: ‘It’s Worse Than The Jabulani!’

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has laid into the official ball used in the Carabao Cup, branding it “rubbish” and worse than the infamous Jabulani. City boss Pep Guardiola complained that the ball, manufactured by Mitre, was “unacceptable” and “too light”  after his side overcame Championship leaders Wolves on Tuesday night. Guardiola’s annoyance was clear but Toure went one step further with his criticism, insisting everything about the ball is rubbish. “I don’t like it, to be honest,” the former Ivory Coast international told reporters. “They can do better than that. It’s too light. “Even in my country they can’t use those kind of balls. I think they have to be better than that because the ball was too soft. It’s rubbish, but that’s fine.” Asked what was wrong with it specifi...
Suspects Arrested By Police In Connection With Killings In Benue
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Suspects Arrested By Police In Connection With Killings In Benue

PARADE OF SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERCILESS KILLINGS OF INNOCENT PERSONS AND WANTON DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA, AT ZAKI BIAM IN BENUE STATE ON 20TH MARCH 2017 AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA BY CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD, FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA ON 21ST  OF APRIL, 2017 Gentlemen of the Press, you are welcome to today’s press briefing. As a result of the killings of innocent persons by unknown gun men at Zaki Biam in Benue State on 20th March 2017 and destruction of properties worth Millions of Naira, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, swiftly deployed Police Special Tactical Force and an high powered investigation team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gruesome killings and...
Jay-Jay Okocha Juggles A Golf Ball
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Jay-Jay Okocha Juggles A Golf Ball

Nigerian football legend Jay Jay Okocha has shown that he's still got the magic touch even with a golf ball -nine years after his retirement...In a viral footage filmed at the European Challenge Tour's Barclays Kenya Open last week, the 43-year-old former Nigeria midfielder was seen juggling with a small golf ball as he stunned the CNN crew with his skills.
Luis Suarez Controls Ball Dropped From a 35m Crane
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Luis Suarez Controls Ball Dropped From a 35m Crane

Luis Suarez has broken a few records - generally they involve lots of goals - in his time as one of the best football players on the planet. But as the above video shows, being able to say you have the best touch in the world is not something that comes easy. The Barcelona striker joined up with the F2 Freestylers to have a go at the ultimate ball control challenge - and incredibly a world record was broken. The challenge involved trying to bring down a ball dropped from a crane. As you can imagine the ball picks up a lot of speed as it hurtles to ground from around 30 metres and even swerves in the air, making the task very difficult. First to take to the stage is Suarez - who brought one of his mates along for some support, some bloke called Lionel Messi or something appar...
I Hope Puma Don’t Produce Condoms – Xherdan Shaqiri
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I Hope Puma Don’t Produce Condoms – Xherdan Shaqiri

The shortage of action in France and Switzerland’s dull 0-0 draw in Lille on Sunday night prompted increased attention on deficient equipment, with Swiss kits tearing easier than paper and the winger Xherdan Shaqiri telling Blick: “I hope Puma does not produce condoms.” Granit Xhaka, the new Arsenal midfielder, had to change his jersey twice during the Group A game, while Admir Mehmedi and the striker Breel Embolo also required replacements following tugs that did not appear especially vicious. “We have had a few problems with the jersey,” Embolo said. “The kit manager is not fully ready yet, but we are.” Yann Sommer the goalkeeper added: “It can happen. It means it was a fight on pitch.” A Puma spokesperson told the Guardian: “Five Puma teams have played 10 games in this t...

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