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I can Leave Real Madrid for Good of Everyone – Zidane
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I can Leave Real Madrid for Good of Everyone – Zidane

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said change is “good for everyone” in the biggest hint that he will leave the club at the end of the season. Although Los Blancos still stand a chance of winning LaLiga, they have endured a largely disappointing campaign. Pressure has been growing on Zidane ever since Chelsea eliminated them from the Champions League at the semi-final stage. The Frenchman was asked about his future ahead of his side’s crucial game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. “The answer is very boring. There are two games left. I don’t know what will happen after that. “Anything could happen. This is Real Madrid. People think I would quit because I don’t want responsibility when things get complicated. That is not true. Everything I do I do to my...
Rangers Finish 2020/2021 Season Unbeaten
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Rangers Finish 2020/2021 Season Unbeaten

  Rangers have ended the 2020/2021 session unbeaten in the Scottish top flight. They hammered Aberdeen 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, to finish the season without a defeat. An own goal from Lewis, followed by two goals from Roofe before a Defoe strike gives them a 4-0 win over Aberdeen today. Out of 38 games, they recorded 32 wins and six draws. Steven Gerrard’s men also hit 102 points and set a new record for most clean sheets kept in the Scottish top flight with 26. Today’s win also means they finish the campaign with a 100 per cent record at Ibrox. The rangers were already confirmed champions last month.
Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus
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Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper has not made a decision on his future yet, but retirement plans could be put on hold once more Gianluigi Buffon has offers to prolong his playing career at the age of 43, with the World Cup winner preparing to sever ties with Juventus at the end of the season. The legendary goalkeeper has revealed that he will be leaving Turin for a second time when the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close. He has stopped short of announcing his retirement, and moves are being made to ensure he has his gloves back on next term.
UFC star, Conor McGregor Beats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be Named World’s Richest Athlete
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UFC star, Conor McGregor Beats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be Named World’s Richest Athlete

Conor McGregor has been ranked as Forbes' highest-paid athlete, beating out competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to claim the number one spot. The majority of his revenue has come from ventures which include an array of endorsement deals. According to Forbes, the Irish UFC star made a total of $180 million over the last 12 months. Most of the money came from his recent sale of his majority stake in whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for $150 million McGregors also made money from product endorsements after adding DraftKings, the video game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes and the lifestyle brand Roots of Fight to his portfolio that has included campaigns with Burger King in the past, and a lucrative deal to wear Monster En...
Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win
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Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win

Rangers' quest for an Invincible league campaign will go down to the final day of the season after a 3-0 win at Livingston saw them clear the penultimate hurdle. James Tavernier tucked home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot before Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi sealed a 3-0 win at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The new kings of Scotland have survived 37 fixtures without defeat so far, racking up 99 points in the process. They also notched their 25th shut-out of an astonishing league season, setting a new benchmark as they beat the Scottish clean-sheet record for a 38-game schedule set by Celtic back in 2014/15. They now need only a draw to complete a blemish-free season and also smash through the century barrier when they host Aberdeen ahead of Saturday's long-awaited trop...
Solskjaer maintains hope Maguire can play in Europa League final after suffering ankle injury
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Solskjaer maintains hope Maguire can play in Europa League final after suffering ankle injury

The defender has suffered an ankle injury and could be out for the remainder of the campaign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Manchester United captain Harry Maguire can still play in the Europa League final despite sustaining ligament damage in his ankle. The centre-back limped off in his side's 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday, raising fears he could miss the rest of the season. Solskjaer has suggested Maguire will miss the rest of the Red Devils' Premier League campaign, but believes he could feature against Villarreal in the European decider on May 26.  
Wanyama: I want to be first captain to win MLS title with CF Montreal
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Wanyama: I want to be first captain to win MLS title with CF Montreal

The Harambee Star explains what he wants to achieve with the MLS side after being named the captain of the side Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama has stated he will fight to win the title with CF Montreal as the captain of the side. The 29-year-old player was named the captain of the Major Soccer League side at the start of the current campaign and speaking in an interview with the team’s Online TV, Wanyama has explained his main target is to make sure the team wins the title under his captaincy. “I just want to be a leader who shows the rest by example, you know I want to set the tone and I also want to be the first guy to win the title, I also want to be the first guy to drive the team well forward,” Wanyama said.
Juventus warned they will be banned from Serie A without Super League withdrawal
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Juventus warned they will be banned from Serie A without Super League withdrawal

Gabriele Gravina, head of the Italian Football Association, has informed the Bianconeri that their participation in the 2021-22 campaign is at risk Juventus have been warned that failure to withdraw from the much-maligned Super League proposal will see them barred from competing in Serie A next season. A divisive project that had been speculated on for some time proved to be a disastrous failure when plans for its implementation were announced, with 12 European superpowers having to backtrack frantically. Six heavyweight Premier League sides led the turnaround, which occurred inside 48 hours, but Juve - along with La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid - are yet to officially stand down.
Koeman convinced Barcelona contract will be honoured as Dutchman shrugs off exit talk
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Koeman convinced Barcelona contract will be honoured as Dutchman shrugs off exit talk

The Blaugrana boss is tied to terms through to the summer of 2022 and does not expect that agreement to be cut short Ronald Koeman remains convinced that he will be in charge of Barcelona next season, with the Dutchman responding to ongoing exit talk by pointing out that he "signed for two years". The first season of that agreement is coming to a close, with steady progress made at Camp Nou in what has been a testing campaign for all concerned. Koeman has faced questions of his ongoing presence, with Joan Laporta now back in a presidential post and further change being considered, but the 58-year-old remains confident that he will be back for more in 2021-22.
Hodgson wants Eze to put pressure on Zaha with Crystal Palace aiming to keep £20m investment
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Hodgson wants Eze to put pressure on Zaha with Crystal Palace aiming to keep £20m investment

The Anglo-Nigerian is enjoying a remarkable debut campaign in the English top-flight with his contributions of four goals and five assists so far Crystal Palace are not ready to sell Eberechi Eze after his impressive debut season and they will fend off transfer interest in him during the summer transfer window, according to manager Roy Hodgson. Eze has sparked the Eagles' attack with his creativity and pace since his £20 million move from Championship club Queens Park Rangers last August. On Saturday, the 22-year-old assisted Christian Benteke to open the scoring against Sheffield United two minutes into the encounter, and he later sealed maximum points for the visitors at Bramall Lane with his 88th-minute shot after driving the ball from his own half.
‘I’m just so sorry’ – Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal supporters following Europa League failure
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‘I’m just so sorry’ – Aubameyang apologises to Arsenal supporters following Europa League failure

The Gabon striker has admitted that the Gunners didn't do enough to beat Villarreal in their semi-final tie Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has apologised to Arsenal supporters following their Europa League failure, admitting that they have had to endure "such a difficult season". Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage against Villarreal on Thursday, losing the tie 2-1 on aggregate after being held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang says the whole Gunners squad were desperate to salvage a trophy from a miserable 2020-21 campaign, but also admits that they fell short of the required standard to reach the final.
‘It’s an absolutely great finish’ – Watford’s Gray enthralled by Success’ Swansea City volley
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‘It’s an absolutely great finish’ – Watford’s Gray enthralled by Success’ Swansea City volley

The Nigeria international found the net against the Swans to help the Hornets end the Championship on a high Andre Gray expressed his delight with Isaac Success’ goal in Watford’s 2-0 defeat of Swansea City in Saturday’s Championship encounter. The 25-year-old Nigerian scored his first goal of the 2020-21 campaign as the Hornets silenced the Swans at Vicarage Road. Gray had handed the hosts a 56th-minute lead before Success lashed a volley past goalkeeper Freddie Woodman two minutes from full-time. That effort saw him find the net for the first time since January 2019.
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner. It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A...
Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League
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Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League

    Premier League teams have set a new record for overall European performance in one campaign. This follows Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualification for the finals of the two top competitions. The coefficient score is an average of all an association’s teams in Europe over the course of the campaign. English clubs’ coefficient this season will surpass the previous highest, set by La Liga in the 2015/2016 season, when Real Madrid and Sevilla lifted the Champions League and Europa League respectively. The Premier League has 23.928 points, but with the Champions League winners guaranteed to come from England, the score at the end of season will be 24.214 at least. The Premier League was already guaranteed to take over as the No. 1 ranke...
Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes
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Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes

Arsenal's season was left in tatters as Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United. Following a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg last week, the Gunners were sluggish as they tried to find the goal they so desperately needed, but they did have chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's volley struck the outside of the post in the first half and the Gunners skipper's header hit the inside of the upright and bounced out with 11 minutes remaining. The hosts, who threw on Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian in the closing stages, piled forward, but it was not to be their night as Unai Emery got the better of his former side, with Villarreal reaching their ...
Flick would be an excellent national coach’ – Outgoing Bayern boss is ideal candidate for Germany job, says Bierhoff
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Flick would be an excellent national coach’ – Outgoing Bayern boss is ideal candidate for Germany job, says Bierhoff

Hansi Flick "would make an excellent national coach", according to German Football Association (DFB) national team director Oliver Bierhoff, who has described the outgoing Bayern Munich boss as someone who "brings people together". Flick will step down from his role in the Bayern hot seat at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, having reached an agreement with the club to cut short his contract by two years. With RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann already confirmed as Bayern's next manager, the path has been cleared for Flick to succeed Joachim Low in the Germany dugout, a prospect which has been welcomed by Bierhoff.
LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Reveals How they can win title this Season
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LaLiga: Barcelona President, Laporta Reveals How they can win title this Season

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has said they need four wins in LaLiga to win the title. The Catalans play Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Saturday, knowing they will climb above them with a victory. However, their dreams of winning the league also depends on Real Madrid dropping points. Barca and Madrid are both on 74 points, but Zinedine Zidane’s men will win the title if the two sides finish level, thanks to their superior head-to-head record. But Laporta said: “I said before the weekend that if we win all five remaining games, we’re convinced we will win the league. “Now it’s four wins to win the title.” After Atletico, Barca finish the campaign with matches against Levante, Celta Vigo and Eibar.
Milan to pause contract negotiations until end of season amid Donnarumma drama, says Maldini
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Milan to pause contract negotiations until end of season amid Donnarumma drama, says Maldini

The 22-year-old's reported encounter with supporters over his future has sparked a move from the Rossoneri to curtail discussions with players Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that the club will pause negotiations over contract extensions with all players until the end of the current campaign. The announcement comes amid reports that Gianluigi Donnarumma was pressured by club supporters to stand down ahead of their clash with Juventus next weekend. Having led the race for a first Serie A title in over a decade across the initial half of the campaign, Stefano Pioli's side are now at risk of missing out on the top four entirely with Maldini now insisting that discussions will be held off to ensure focus remains solely on securing a Champions League finish. ...
Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record
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Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner has equalled the club’s former player, Eden Hazard’s record at Stamford Bridge. Werner, who has endured a lot of criticism this season, equalled a record held by Hazard, who currently plays for Real Madrid, in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. The 25-year-old has come under fire on several occasions this season for missing easy chances, the most recent of which came in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid last Tuesday. The Germany international failed to get on the scoresheet once again against Fulham, but he did provide the assist for Kai Havertz’s second goal against the visitors. And in doing so, Werner registered his 10th assist in all competitions for the Blues th...
Solskjaer hopeful Man Utd improvements will convince Pogba and Cavani to stay
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Solskjaer hopeful Man Utd improvements will convince Pogba and Cavani to stay

The duo have seen plenty of speculation over their future, but their manager is keen for the form pair to stay at Old Trafford Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes that Manchester United's improvement this season will convince Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani to remain at the club beyond the end of the campaign. The pair have been integral parts of a Red Devils side that has challenged near the top end of the Premier League this season, and sits 90 minutes away from a Europa League final. Pogba has been a magnet for speculation surrounding his future ever since his return to the club from Juventus, while Cavani has been linked with the exit door this summer too - but Solskjaer remains keen for both to remain on the Old Trafford books.
Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 
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Iheanacho Replaces Kane As Most In-Form Player In Premier League 

This is according to football facts and statistics website whoscored.com. Iheanacho bagged an assist as Leicester held 10-man Southampton to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary, in Friday’s Premier League clash. It was his sixth assist of the season in all competitions for the Foxes. Also, he was involved in Southampton’s goal as he handled the ball inside the box which saw the home team awarded a penalty and was scored by James Ward-Prowse. The assist means he now has nine goal involvement in Leicester’s last six league games. He has scored 17 goals in 37 appearances in every competition in the current campaign.
Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI
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Trump’s Lawyer, Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Raided by FBI

The New York Upper East Side apartment of Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was raided by the FBI on Wednesday morning, April 28, in connection with the bureau's ongoing investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. Guiliani has been under investigation for more than two years in connection with the criminal case against Lev Parnas and three other associates. Parnas and another Giuliani associate, Igor Fruman, were accused of a straw donor scheme. Apart from the donor scheme, they also met with Giuliani and introduced him to Ukrainian officials, around the same time with Trump’s first impeachment where he was accused of pressuring Ukranaian president Zelensky to carry out investigations against then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2019. Giuliani, w...
Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award
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Olise Nominated For Championship Young Player Of The Season Award

England-born Nigerian midfielder who plays for Reading Michael Olise has been nominated for the EA Sports Championship Young Player of the Season award as part of this year’s EFL Awards taking place later this week. Reading confirmed Olise’s nomination in a statement released on their official website on Monday. Olise,19, will be up against fellow youngsters, Harvey Elliott of Blackburn Rovers, and Norwich City’s Max Aarons at the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday 29 April. Having really come into his own this season, Olise has contributed a lot to Reading with his flair and creative ability in the final third – and he looks set to finish the season with an impressive six goals and a further 10 assists – all this still with two games to play. His ability to shoot fro...
Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi
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Comparison With N’Golo Kante Irritates me – Ndidi

  Leicester City midfield powerhouse, Wilfred Ndidi, has said that comparisons with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante “irritates” him. The Super Eagles star has become one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League since he moved from Genk over four years ago. Ndidi signed for Leicester City five months after Kante left for Chelsea in July 2016. “The comparison used to irritate me, but it’s football. I completely understand the fans because they love to find something to talk about. “Even before I arrived at Leicester, I heard it. I only wanted to be Wilfred Ndidi and not someone else. “I focus on myself, I am always critical of myself. I do my best to improve as a footballer game by game and give my best for my club. “The comparison with others, about who i...
Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game
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Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel says he has discussed with his players, the possibility of Eden Hazard appearing in their next match with Real Madrid. Tuchel said the Belgium international is still a serious threat despite his struggles for Real Madrid. Chelsea travels to Spain for the first leg of the semi-final Champions League clash on Tuesday and Hazard, firmer Blues talisman and record sale, is back from injury. Hazard has struggled since leaving West London, managing just one goal in all competitions last season and only three goals this campaign due to injuries and poor form. Tuchel is in no doubt about the danger the Belgian captain poses and reveals that he has spoken to his players about him. Asked if he has discussed Hazard with Chelsea stars and whet...
Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat
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Nwakali Scores Again In Relegation Threatened Alcorcon’s Home Defeat

Kelechi Nwakali once again found the back of the net but ended on the losing side as relegation threatened Alcorcon were beaten 2-1 by visiting Leganes, in the Spanish Segunda (second division) on Sunday, rushhoursport.com reports. Nwakali, who is on loan to Alcorcon from Huesca, has now scored a goal in each of his last three games. Also, he has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Alcorcon in the Spanish second-tier. He opened scoring for his side just nine minutes into the encounter when he converted from the penalty spot. The defeat leaves Alcorcon in 19th position  (relegation zone) on 38 points in the 22-team league table with six games left to play in the campaign.
Red Roses’ MacDonald, Davies look to France 6N final
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Red Roses’ MacDonald, Davies look to France 6N final

Red Roses pair Lark Davies and Claudia MacDonald have their sights set on a fourth Women's Six Nations title for England in five years when they face France in Saturday's final. So far in the 2021 campaign - where the format was changed to two pools of three and straight to a final - England have seen off Scotland and Italy comfortably, though the players freely admit aspects to the team's performances have not been at 100 per cent as yet. France, meanwhile, have been equally as dominant, crushing Wales in Vannes and Ireland in Dublin to set up Saturday's showpiece finale. "This week our focus is massively going on to getting the performance we want in that final, but also getting the win as well," hooker Davies told Sky Sports. "For us, we need to progress each week and pu...
Caitlyn Jenner Officially Files Paperwork to Run for Governor of California
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Caitlyn Jenner Officially Files Paperwork to Run for Governor of California

Caitlyn Jenner has filed paperwork to run for governor of California as Gavin Newsom faces a possible recall over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, April 23, the former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reality TV star and Olympic gold medalist released a statement saying she had filed the initial paperwork needed for the run. “I’m in!” Jenner tweeted along with a link to her campaign website. “This isn’t the California we know. This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends,” Jenner said in a statement, referring to Newsom’s pandemic visit to the posh eatery French Laundry. "California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their backgro...
Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss
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Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss

  Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said former manager Frank Lampard “wasn’t ready” for the managerial job, because he “skipped a few steps”. Jorginho stated this in an interview with ESPN Brasil. Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri in 2019, leading the Blues to a top-four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut campaign. It was viewed as a successful season, especially after Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and could not sign players due to a FIFA transfer ban. Chelsea splashed out £220 million last summer but Lampard failed to get the best out of new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, which resulted in his dismissal in January. Jorginho only played 90 minutes on four occasions under Lampard this season and feels the former England midfielder needed m...
Presidency’s Statement On Campaign Against Communications Minister, Isa Pantami
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Presidency’s Statement On Campaign Against Communications Minister, Isa Pantami

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENCY ON RECENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY Today, there is an unfortunate fashion in public discourse that makes leaders in politics, religion, and civil society liable in the present for every statement they have ever made in the past – no matter how long ago, and even after they have later rejected them. This insidious phenomenon seeks to cancel the careers of others on the basis of a thing they have said, regardless of when they said it. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami is, currently, subject to a “cancel campaign” instigated by those who seek his removal. They do not really care what he may or may not have said some 20 years ago: that is merely the instrument they a...
Aguero Confirms his Next Club
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Aguero Confirms his Next Club

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has told his family and close friends that he will be joining Barcelona next season, SportingLife reports. Last month, Aguero confirmed he will be leaving The Etihad at the end of the current campaign. It will bring an end to his 10-year stay with City. During that time, the Argentine has scored 257 goals in 385 games. Tottenham, Chelsea and Leeds United have all been linked with Aguero, with the option of him staying in England seemingly on the table for the striker. A return to Spain has also emerged as another possibility for Aguero. The 32-year-old made 230 appearances for Atletico Madrid between 2006 and 2011, netting 100 times. However, it is Barcelona who are believed to be close to landing Aguero
I’m sorry – Son Heung-min tells
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I’m sorry – Son Heung-min tells

  Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has sent a message to Jose Mourinho, saying he was sorry after the Portuguese was axed on Monday. Tottenham surprising sacked the former Chelsea boss less than a week before the Carabao Cup final. The club has had a run of poor results lately with recent defeats to West Ham and Manchester United, plus draws against Newcastle and Everton. Tottenham are only five points behind the fourth-placed West Ham United with six games still to go. Son enjoyed a good working relationship with Mourinho and is just one more goal away from his best haul in a Premier League campaign. Sharing a picture of the two enjoying a tender moment, Son wrote on Instagram: “I have no words to describe how I’m feeling. “It’s been a pleasure to work with yo...
I dont do campaigns without compensation – Linda Mtoba
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I dont do campaigns without compensation – Linda Mtoba

South African actress, Linda Mtoba has hit back at influencers not being paid for their work during the pandemic. Taking to Twitter, the star had a PSA for campaigns that skimp on or don't offer any payment for their work: Not in this pandemic! “Unfortunately we don’t do campaigns that don’t offer remuneration, due to the state of the economy,” she announced. Many of her fans took to the replies, agreeing with the star's declaration. However, there were some users who felt that it's not all about the money.
Chelsea To Rival Manchester United For Varane
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Chelsea To Rival Manchester United For Varane

Chelsea are reportedly preparing to go head to head with Manchester United for the signature of Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane this summer. The 27-year-old’s contract with Los Blancos is due to expire next June, and Zinedine Zidane’s side are said to be open to selling the defender in the upcoming market to raise transfer funds. Man United are thought to be leading the race for the France international, who has scored twice in 36 appearances at club level during the 2020-21 campaign. However, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the Red Devils are likely to face intense competition from Chelsea during this summer’s transfer window. Falk claims that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is an admirer of the World Cup winner and will explore the possibility of bringing h...
Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo
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Ghanaian media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger lauds Child Rights International for dragging actress, Akuapem Poloo to court over nudity then slams celebrity campaigning for #FreeAkuapemPoloo

Ghanaian media personality Afia Schwarzenegger has hailed Child Rights International for dragging actress Akuapem Poloo to court, then she slammed those celebrities calling for the actress' freedom. Akuapem Poloo was today, April 16, sentenced to 3 months in jail for snapping naked with her son and posting it online to wish him a happy 7th birthday last June. Though she shared multiple posts after to justify her actions, including positing photos of American celebrities who snap naked with their kids, Child Rights International dragged her to court for her action. She pleaded guilty and was convicted then sentenced. Reacting hours before Akuapem was convicted, Afia said Child Rights International's action is a step in the right direction as she believes it will benefit the ...
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 ...
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...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League
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Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am ha...
Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer
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Salah to Leave Liverpool this Summer

  Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, could leave Anfield ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign. The 28-year-old has again been in fine form for the Premier League champions this season. Salah has netted 25 times in 40 appearances in all competitions, including 17 goals in 28 league outings. His current deal with Liverpool only has a little over two years left to run and he has again been speaking about a potential move to Spain recently. According to ESPN, there is a growing belief within the Liverpool squad, that the Egypt international could decide to seek pastures new during this summer’s transfer window. It is also understood that intermediaries who have worked closely with the Reds, feel a move could be possible in the upcoming transfer market.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract
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Arsenal vs Liverpool: Arteta ‘not Suspicious’ of Aubameyang After New Contract

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted he is “not suspicious” that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s poor form this season is connected to the new long-term contract he signed in September. Aubameyang had been prolific for the Gunners since he joined from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018. The Gabon striker won the Premier League golden boot in his first full season and finished as the second highest scorer in 2019/2020. But Aubameyang has found things tougher this campaign, scoring just 14 goals in 31 appearances so far. When asked about any link between Aubameyang’s form and his new deal, Arteta said: “It is easy to connect things like that, but I am not suspicious of that. “I have seen, and we have had many conversations, about what he wanted to do from last ...
Rohr Confirms he Won’t Invite New Players to Super Eagles Squad
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Rohr Confirms he Won’t Invite New Players to Super Eagles Squad

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said he won’t invite new players when they begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in June. Nigeria rounded off their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series with a 3-0 win over Lesotho. Next up for the three-time African champions, is the second qualifying round for the World Cup. They have been drawn with Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in Group C. “The World Cup qualifiers will start soon and I think we will be able to do well, and we should expect good football again on a good pitch. “We can’t try new players now, it is too late and it is getting more serious because it is World Cup qualifiers,” Rohr told the media. Enyimba winger, Anayo Iwuala, was the only fresh face who play...
Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Relive Super Eagles’ Three-goal Triumph
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Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Relive Super Eagles’ Three-goal Triumph

Rewatch  the live stream of Naija's final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Southern African mminnows Nigeria defeated Lesotho 3-0 in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Lagos on Tuesday, as the Super Eagles ended their campaign in style. Victor Osimhen, Oghenekaro Etebo and Paul Onuachu were the goalscorers as the West African giants saw off the minnows with a classy display that will have silenced the cynics. Thanks to the Nigeria Football Federation, you can re-watch the Nigeria vs Lesotho live stream here on Goal. Nigeria vs Lesotho live was certainly a thrilling watch, as the West African giants won over some of their doubters following an unconvincing qualifying campaign to date. Their first game against tiny Lesotho ended in a 4-2 victory aw...
Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed
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Details of Solskjaer’s new Contract at Man Utd Revealed

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set for a £2.5million-a-year pay rise at the club, the UK Mirror reports. His new deal will see the 48-year-old extend his stay at Old Trafford for another three years. Solskjaer, who currently earns £7.5m-a-year, is set to put pen on paper on a new £30m deal that will span three seasons. It is understood there is no requirement for the Norwegian to win a trophy this season, with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, convinced the club are on the right track. Solskjaer has one year left on his current deal and has led the Red Devils to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, as well as second place in the Premier League. United chiefs do not want the distraction of Solskjaer having one year left on hi...
I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata
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I Almost Suffered Depression at Chelsea – Morata

Alvaro Morata has revealed he “came close” to suffering from depression during his time at Chelsea. The Blues paid a then club-record £58 million fee to sign Morata from Real Madrid in 2017. However, the striker struggled at Stamford Bridge, despite scoring 24 goals in 72 games. Morata left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in January 2019, before joining former club, Juventus prior to the current campaign. “I’ve never had depression and I hope I never do, but I came close,” Morata said in an interview with El Mundo. “When your head doesn’t work well, you are your worst enemy. During those times, it doesn’t matter what you do, you are always fighting against yourself. Depression is an illness just like breaking your ankle.”
Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Vitor Baia predicts club to qualify for Champions League semi-finals

  FC Porto Vice President, Vitor Baia, has backed his club as favourites to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals when they tackle Chelsea in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Baia stressed he is confident Porto can eliminate Thomas Tuchel’s side out of the Champions League. Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League last-16, while Chelsea knocked Atletico Madrid out. “When you are in the quarter-finals of a competition of this level, any opponent is of great quality”, Vitor told Porto’s official website. “We’ve to prepare because we still have a lot to give in this Champions League campaign. “There’s confidence, but we know that we’re playing against a great team, who have been on the way back to their best since Thomas Tuchel too...
Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool
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Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool

  Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, could be set for a shock return to England with Liverpool, Calciomercato reports. The 30-year-old has been hampered by injuries this campaign and has started just 12 of the club’s 27 Serie A matches so far. Ramsey joined the Italian giants as a free agent from Arsenal in the summer of 2019. He had an impressive start to life in Turin, but his reputation has been hit this season. The Welshman now finds himself in a position where he is no longer an automatic starter, with manager Andrea Pirlo seemingly preferring the likes of Arthur, Weston McKennie and Rodrigo Bentancur. Ramsey remains a popular figure at the Emirates and has been linked with a return. But it is believed two other Premier League clubs have joined the race f...
Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize
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Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize

The Egypt international has been rewarded as the best player in Jurgen Klopp’s team for the month of February Mohamed Salah has been named the Liverpool Player of the Month of February 2021. Monday’s recognition was the third consecutive time the Egypt international scooped the Reds’ monthly accolade in the 2020-21 campaign. In the month under review, the former AS Roma and Chelsea star accounted for three goals although Jurgen Klopp’s team won just two out of the six games played.
Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out
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Oliseh Reacts as Iheanacho’s Brace Dumps Man Utd out

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has hailed Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi, for putting Nigeria’s name on the football map. Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester City beat Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. The Nigerian forward, who was making his 15th start of the campaign, also set up another goal for Youri Tielemans. “Bravo 4 tonight, @Kelechi72 & @Ndidi25 are maybe on the way to bringing Nigeria back to Top club football, Makes me proud,” Oliseh tweeted. Iheanacho is now one of only two players, along with Sergio Aguero, to score 20 or more goals in England’s cup competitions over the last six years. He has bagged 12 goals in total and provided five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions this season, amid oth...

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