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Rudiger to leave Champions League winners, Chelsea
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Rudiger to leave Champions League winners, Chelsea

  Champions League winner, Toni Rudiger, is ready to quit Chelsea this summer. Rudiger arrived from Roma in 2017 and quickly became one of the team’s key defenders. However, his current contract runs out in June 2022. The Athletic reports Rudiger is not in any rush to discuss his future at Stamford Bridge, as he wants to focus on Euro 2020, where he represents Germany. But the 28-year-old also knows whatever contract he signs next will probably be his career’s last big one. Therefore, the Germany international is demanding a four-year deal that would make him one of Chelsea’s top 10 earners. Rudiger is currently outside the top 10 even though he has played a major role in the Blues’ recent success.
‘Messi is short’ – How Ibrahimovic inspires Makgopa to move to Europe
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‘Messi is short’ – How Ibrahimovic inspires Makgopa to move to Europe

The 21-year-old enjoyed what could be his best season of his career so far and has attracted the attention of famous teams Baroka FC forward Evidence Makgopa has ruled himself out of a local transfer as he sets his sights on a move abroad where he draws inspiration from AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns rumoured to have marked the newly-capped Bafana Bafana star as a transfer target, the player says he does not see himself joining another Premier Soccer League side from Baroka. The 21-year-old’s profile drastically improved in the just-ended season when he was named the campaign's best young player after scoring seven goals in 28 league starts, before making his Bafana Bafana debut on Thursday.
Stuttgart star Silas banned three months for playing under false identity
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Stuttgart star Silas banned three months for playing under false identity

The star winger will be suspended until September and will pay a fine after being victimised by a former agent Stuttgart star Silas Katompa Mvumpa has been suspended for three months and fined €30,000 by the German Football Association for playing under a false identity. The winger was the alleged victim of blackmail by his former agent, who has been accused of requiring Silas to play under the last name Wamangituka throughout his career. After revealing his desire to now go by his real name, the winger has now been hit with a punishment from the DFB.
Ramos too much of a risk for Euro 2020 but Pedri can be key for Spain says Luis Garcia
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Ramos too much of a risk for Euro 2020 but Pedri can be key for Spain says Luis Garcia

The centre-back is missing a major tournament for the first time since his international career started but the ex-winger feels it is the right call Former Spain star Luis Garcia says Spain will miss Sergio Ramos at Euro 2020 but admits it would have been risky for coach Luis Enrique to select him. Ramos is not part of the final squad for the tournament after the 35-year-old endured an injury-ravaged season at Real Madrid. Ex-Liverpool and Barcelona winger Garcia believes the tournament may have been too much for Ramos if he is not at his best.
I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho
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I’m very Upset with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic – Mourinho

  Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he was very upset with Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic because he never managed the Croatia international despite their similar career paths. Mourinho said this ahead of Croatia’s Euro 2020 opener against England on Sunday. Since leaving Dinamo Zagreb in 2013, Kovacic has played for three clubs, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea, all previously managed by Mourinho. But the 27-year-old has never worked with the Portuguese gaffer. “Kovacic, I always feel he’s much better than what people think,” said Mourinho on talkSPORT. “And I am very upset with him because he played in every club I have been to, but never with me! “He played for Real Madrid, but not with me. He played for Chelsea, but not with me. He played for In...
Rap icon Shock G’s Cause of Death Revealed
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Rap icon Shock G’s Cause of Death Revealed

Digital Underground founding member Shock G’s cause of death has been revealed, months after the rap icon died at age of 57. According to TMZ, Shock G died from an overdose of fentanyl, alcohol, and methamphetamine, as determined by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner. He was found unresponsive by a hotel manager at a Tampa hotel on April 22, and was last seen the day before. The manager went to check on Shock G’s room after he reportedly missed his check-out time at the hotel. The manager called 911 upon finding him, and Shock was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after. His death was confirmed by Digital Underground’s co-founder Chopmaster J in a post on Instagram in April. “34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea: We can be a hip hop band and take on th...
Sevilla’s Bounou: Europa League final save is best in my career
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Sevilla’s Bounou: Europa League final save is best in my career

A year ago, the Morocco international produced a standout performance as Julen Lopetegui's men saw off the Nerazzurri in Cologne Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou has chosen his save against Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku during the 2019-20 Europa League final as the best in his career so far. With the score 2-2 at the RheinEnergieStadion, the 30-year-old produced a moment of brilliance to stop Lukaku from beating him for a second time after the Belgian star had earlier converted a penalty in the fifth minute. The save helped Sevilla from going behind in the encounter as the former Manchester United forward later deflected Diego Carlos's strike in the 74th minute which turned out to be the match-winning effort.
Kante Opens up on Possibility of Winning Ballon d’Or
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Kante Opens up on Possibility of Winning Ballon d’Or

  Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, has opened up on winning the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Kante, who produced a spectacular display as he helped Chelsea to claim a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League final last month, was backed by Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, to win this year’s Ballon d’ Or. Reacting to the development ahead of Euro 2020, Kante told a press conference that the talks of him winning the Ballon d’ Or this year are premature, adding that there is a long way to go. “It is a bit early to talk about it now,” Kante told reporters when asked about winning the Ballon d’Or. “We’re in the middle of the year, there are six months l...
Mario Balotelli peaked at the Euros – and his Monza spell could help him rediscover a lost spark
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Mario Balotelli peaked at the Euros – and his Monza spell could help him rediscover a lost spark

In his frantic, frenetic career, Euro 2012 was the high point. Nine years on, he's spent half a season in Serie B - and enjoyed some success In the frantic, frenetic career of Mario Balotelli, Euro 2012 was the high point. Having just helped Manchester City to the most dramatic of Premier League titles – providing his only assist for the club to set up "Aguerooooo" – he was the outstanding forward in Poland and Ukraine. At the tournament, he super-charged an Italian side which had flopped at the World Cup two years earlier as reigning champions. They outplayed new world kings Spain in the opening group match, before beating Croatia and Republic of Ireland to reach the knock-outs.
Oliseh Reveals Country he wants to take his Next job
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Oliseh Reveals Country he wants to take his Next job

  Former Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh, has said he wants to revive his managerial career in Belgium, because of his family. Oliseh last managed a team three years, when he was in charge of Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch second-tier. He led them to promotion to the Eredivisie in the 2017/2018 season, but did not finish the campaign with the team. Oliseh was suspended by Fortuna Sittard on February 14, 2018. After the long absence, Oliseh has now told BBC Sport Africa: “The desire to work in Belgium is a personal one because I would love to be close to my family. “Being around my family is a top priority, but professionally if something does come up abroad it would be something that I would consider. “A consideration with a club abroad that permits for conve...
Blessing Okagbare sets new meet record in Slovakia
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Blessing Okagbare sets new meet record in Slovakia

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has set a new meet record after winning the 100m women’s event at P-T-S Meeting in Samorin, Slovak Republic in 10.98 secs. With her impressive run in 10.98 secs, Okagbare set a new meet record as no other woman has ever won the race under 11 seconds in the Meet held in the Eastern European country. The excited Nigerian athlete wrote on Facebook; “Thank God for another healthy race/win today." Okagbare first broke the 11 seconds barrier for the first time in her career at the Crystal Palace Aviva London Grand Prix in London on July 14, 2012, when she ran 10.99 secs. This is also the 21st time Okagbare has run under 11 seconds in her career; a feat no Nigerian athlete has replicated.
The Wire actor, Robert Hogan, Dies at 87 from Pneumonia Complications
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The Wire actor, Robert Hogan, Dies at 87 from Pneumonia Complications

Actor, Robert Hogan has died at the age of 87 after suffering pneumonia complications. The star, known for his roles in TV shows like The Wire, Murder, She Wrote and Law & Order, died in his home in Maine on May 27, his family has confirmed. The actor, whose career spanned six decades, had been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013. Originally from Queens, Hogan joined the US Army at an early age and served in Korea, before returning to New York to work in engineering. He then joined the world of theatre and he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan to hone his craft. In 1998, he won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his stage role as attorney Clarence Darrow in Never the Sinner. Hogan is survived by his novelist wife of 38 ...
Mike Tyson Slept with Prison Counselor to Reduce his Sentence
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Mike Tyson Slept with Prison Counselor to Reduce his Sentence

Former boxing champion, Mile Tyson revealed that he slept with a prison counselor in order to reduce his prison sentence. In the prime of his career, Tyson was arrested for raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. Although he maintains his innocence, Tyson was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to six years in prison. However, he spent less than 3 years at the Indiana Youth Centre before being released in 1995. He had also gotten a fourth year added to it because of his bad behavior while locked up Speaking about his life in prison, he said he was supposed to spend 4 years and needed to pass the GED (General Educational Development) in order to reduce the term, so he helped himself by dating the counselor. He said; "I got in trouble like the first six months and stuff, c...
I’m very Disappointed by Zidane’s Exit from Real Madrid – Hazard
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I’m very Disappointed by Zidane’s Exit from Real Madrid – Hazard

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said that he was ‘very disappointed’ by manager Zinedine Zidane’s departure from the club. Hazard said he regrets not performing better for Zidane following his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane stepped down from his role as Real Madrid manager for the second time in his coaching career a few days ago. The Frenchman failed to win a trophy during the 2020-2021 season. “Zidane’s departure? I am very disappointed,” Hazard said at a Belgium press conference ahead of Euro 2020. “Individually I have not been able to give him what I have in me and that is disappointing, with all those injuries. “That was difficult. But he knows I value him highly both in terms of player and coach. “I had two wonderful years with him...
Champions League: You Won’t Beat me again – Guardiola Warns Tuchel
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Champions League: You Won’t Beat me again – Guardiola Warns Tuchel

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has vowed not to lose again to Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, as they face each other in the Champions League final this Saturday. Since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in January, Tuchel has played City twice. The German has defeated Guardiola’s men on both occasions in the FA Cup semi-final and Premier League. However, Guardiola is confident their previous matches will not be in his players minds come the big night. Speaking to Rio Ferdinand on his YouTube channel, the Manchester City boss was asked whether the recent defeats will hand Tuchel’s side any kind of advantage, to which Guardiola said: “Absolutely nothing – zero.” He continued, “I know how we prepared for this final and the reason why we came just two days after qual...
Sister Act and Annie star, Lois de Banzie, dies aged 90
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Sister Act and Annie star, Lois de Banzie, dies aged 90

Actress Lois de Banzie has died at the age of 90. Her family confirmed on Tuesday, May 25, that she passed away on April 3 in Greenbrae, California. No cause of death has been given. The family said in her obituary, which was published in the San Francisco Chronicle: "Lois was proud to have made a career as an actress on stage, screen, and television. "Her wit and humor will be much missed." The TV star is best known for her role as Eleanor Roosevelt in Annie and she also starred in Sister Act as Immaculata alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
Former Bayern Munich Manager, Hansi Flick Appointed new Germany Coach 
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Former Bayern Munich Manager, Hansi Flick Appointed new Germany Coach 

Former Bayern Munich manager, Hansi Flick has been appointed as Germany's new manager. The German Football Association (DFB) confirmed in a statement that Flick will replace incumbent manager Joachim Low at the end of the Euro 2020 campaign, which is set to get underway next month. The 56-year-old, who guided Bayern Munich to six major honours during his brief tenure at the Allianz Arena, has signed a three-year deal that will run until the end of the 2024 European Championship campaign. "It all went surprisingly quickly for me with the signature, but I am very happy to be able to work as national coach from autumn onwards," the 2019/20 UEFA Men's Best Coach said in an official statement. "The season has just ended and the two years at Bayern Munich have helped me. The ...
I Don’t Chase Records, they Chase me – Ronaldo Hints at Juventus Exit
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I Don’t Chase Records, they Chase me – Ronaldo Hints at Juventus Exit

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a cryptic update on his future, suggesting he could be leaving the club. The Portuguese also informed his critics that he does not chase individual records but works hard each day to maintain a standard. Ronaldo finished top scorer of the Italian topflight this season, becoming the first player to do so in three major leagues. Despite Ronaldo’s goals, Juventus struggled this season and just scraped into the top four. “The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels. “I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me. For those who don...
Mauricio Pochettino is ‘considering leaving PSG to return to Tottenham and could convince Harry Kane to snub summer transfer’
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Mauricio Pochettino is ‘considering leaving PSG to return to Tottenham and could convince Harry Kane to snub summer transfer’

PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino could make a stunning return to Tottenham, according to a new report. The Argentine was sacked by Spurs in November 2019 after the team's dramatic decline following their Champions League final defeat by Liverpool, with chairman Daniel Levy forced to swing the axe after a string of miserable results. Jose Mourinho replaced him but failed to deliver on the promise of silverware as players and fans quickly grew tired of his negative approach - with Spurs slipping away from the top four and failing to qualify for European football. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is considering trying to persuade their ex-boss to leave Paris Saint-Germain and he has revealed to his close associates that sacking Pochettino is the greatest mistake he's made in his career. ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Issues Cryptic post in hint he is Leaving Juventus as he Thanks Fans on Instagram 
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Cristiano Ronaldo Issues Cryptic post in hint he is Leaving Juventus as he Thanks Fans on Instagram 

Cristiano Ronaldo has fuelled speculations regarding his Juventus career by issuing a lengthy cryptic post on social media. This comes weeks after the 36-year-old striker had each of his luxury supercars transported to Portugal from his mansion. The Portuguese striker, who was left out of Juve's 4-1 win over Bologna on Sunday May 23, because he was "tired," took to Instagram on Monday night to reflect on the club's failed title bid as well as his personal goals, which he couldn't achieve this season. In the cryptic 373-word address, Ronaldo wrote: 'The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. 'Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels...
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos Reacts to Spain’s 2020 Euro snub
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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos Reacts to Spain’s 2020 Euro snub

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has reacted to the 2020 Euro 24-man squad released by coach Luis Enrique on Monday. RUSHHOURSPORT reports that Ramos was left out of Spain’s 2020 Euro squad. The Euro 2020 will start on June 11-11 July 2021. Reacting, Ramos said he was hurt after he was snubbed by Enrique. The defender also wished his teammates the best of luck at the tournament. “I wish all my teammates the best of luck and I hope we have a great Euro Cup. I will cheer as one more from home,” Ramos wrote on Twitter. “After a few fucked-up months and an atypical season that is different from what I have experienced in my entire career, the Eurocup also joins. “After a tough few months and a strange season unlike anything I have experi...
Monaco GP: Max Verstappen takes win and title lead as Mercedes suffer, with Lewis Hamilton seventh
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Monaco GP: Max Verstappen takes win and title lead as Mercedes suffer, with Lewis Hamilton seventh

Max Verstappen claimed a momentous Monaco GP victory on a day filled with drama in Monte Carlo, as Mercedes endured a disastrous race with Valtteri Bottas retiring and Lewis Hamilton a lowly seventh. On a glorious afternoon for Red Bull and their star driver, Verstappen inherited pole position after Charles Leclerc was cruelly forced out of his home race before even lining up on the grid - and the Dutchman then masterfully controlled proceedings to take his maiden win around the legendary streets. In doing so, Verstappen and Red Bull have taken the lead in both F1 2021 championships; Verstappen - now four points clear of Hamilton - for the first time in his career, and Red Bull for the first time since 2013. "It's so special around here to win," said a delighted Verstappen. "Y...
Man City 5-0 Everton: Sergio Aguero Signs off his Premier League Career in Style
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Man City 5-0 Everton: Sergio Aguero Signs off his Premier League Career in Style

Sergio Aguero signed off from the Premier League in perfect style, scoring twice after coming on as a substitute as champions Man City finished with a 5-0 win over Everton, whose European dreams were ended with defeat at the Etihad Stadium The moment every City fan wanted came in the 65th minute when Aguero, who will leave after 10 years at the club, replaced Riyad Mahrez, and it took him just six minutes to get on the scoresheet with a smart finish past Jordan Pickford. He struck again five minutes later with a brilliant header, and he had a few more chances to add to his 260 City career goals, but he had to make do with a double as he ended his Premier League career in fairy-tale style. City, back in front of their fans at the Etihad, also finished their Premier League c...
Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34
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Germany World Cup Winner, Sami Khedira Announces Retirement from Football at 34

World Cup-winning Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira has announced his retirement from football at the end of the 2020-21 season. The 34-year-old, who currently plays for Hertha Berlin, will play his last game against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday May 22. Khedira joined Hertha in February after five-and-a-half years with Serie A giants Juventus, where he won five Scudettos and three Coppa Italia titles. Prior to that, he enjoyed five seasons at Real Madrid, claiming one LaLiga title and the Champions League in 2013-14 and the Bundesliga with Stuttgart. He made 77 appearances for Germany and was an important part of the squad that won the 2014 World Cup. In a post on Instagram, Khedira confirmed that Hertha's season finale against Hoffenheim on Saturday will be h...
Chelsea great Lampard enters Premier League Hall of Fame with Bergkamp joining him as sixth inductee
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Chelsea great Lampard enters Premier League Hall of Fame with Bergkamp joining him as sixth inductee

The former Blues midfielder has been recognised for his outstanding 20-year top-flight career, with an Arsenal legend also making the final cut Chelsea great Frank Lampard has entered into the Premier League Hall of Fame, with Dennis Bergkamp following him as the sixth inductee on Wednesday. Lampard and former Arsenal forward Bergkamp have joined Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Eric Cantona and Roy Keane in the top-flight history books following a vote from the public. Ex-Blues midfielder Lampard has been handed the league's highest individual honour after an outstanding 20-year career which also saw him take in spells at West Ham and Manchester City.
Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The former French striker becomes just the third ex-player to be inducted, joining Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, following his glittering career in England which saw him score 70 goals in 156 Premier League appearances and claim four league titles. Speaking on his induction, Catona said: 'I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised. I would've been surprised if I had not been elected. 'I think maybe there are nearly 30 players who could've been elected. Me, it's different. If you have to elect one, it's me. 'But the other ones are all great. Me? I'm exceptional.' Former England striker Alan Shearer and ex-France forward Thierry Henry became the fir...
Harry Kane reportedly tells Tottenham he wants to leave club this summer with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea to battle to sign him
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Harry Kane reportedly tells Tottenham he wants to leave club this summer with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea to battle to sign him

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave this summer. According to Sky Sports, the reason is said to be the fact that Spurs aren't competing for titles. The 27-year-old England international has spent his entire professional career at Tottenham but has yet to lift a trophy. The closest he has come is losing a Champions League final against Liverpool in 2018–19 and two League Cup finals in the last six years, including last month's loss to Manchester City. Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have all reportedly been in contact with Kane's representatives with Sky Sports reporting that Kane prefers to remain in England and have his future sorted out before this summer's European Championship. Kane was recently named as the ...
J.Cole Reveals Why he no Longer Views Kendrick Lamar and Drake as Competition
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J.Cole Reveals Why he no Longer Views Kendrick Lamar and Drake as Competition

Rapper, J. Cole, says he is no longer trying to compete with his colleagues. Fresh off the release of his new album, The Off-Season, the rapper paid a visit to “The ETCs” podcast with Kevin Durant and Eddie Gonzalez, where he reflected on his career and relationship with fellow rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar, which he says has evolved over time. According to the Grammy Award winning rapper, he has learned to value friendship over competitiveness. “These are the guys that push you, and you gotta push them,” said Cole. “I was so competitive early on that, like, even though we were all friends, I’ve never been a reach out, I’ve never been that person, especially when it’s competition involved. It’s almost like working out together.” “I guess in the NBA in the past tha...
”I feel it is Time to make an Impact Especially in the area of Youth Development through Charity” – Obiora Agbasimalo
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”I feel it is Time to make an Impact Especially in the area of Youth Development through Charity” – Obiora Agbasimalo

No doubt, he has apparently metamorphosed from a technocrat to philanthropist. And he is doing so with all sense of humility and fulfilment. Former banker, Obiora Agbasimalo has been touching lives through his humanitarian activities towards indigent patients who are unable to pay their medical bills in government hospitals, namely Gbagada Federal Hospital, Federal Medical Centre Agege and LASUTH. In a statement available to press, Agbasimalo, who will be 40 years old in October 2021 was born the first of four children to an engineer father, Mr Emmanuel Agbasimalo and a retired civil servant mother, Mrs Ada Agbasimalo, who is also an author. His primary education in Lagos was at Chrisland Nursery and Primary School, his secondary education at the International School Univers...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Rules Out return to his Hometown Club in Portugal after his Mum Said She’ll try Convincing him to Come back
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Rules Out return to his Hometown Club in Portugal after his Mum Said She’ll try Convincing him to Come back

Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to his boyhood club, Sporting Lisbon in the summer, his super agent Jorge Mendes has said. The comment by Mendes comes after the Juventus forward's mother, Dolores Aveiro insisted she would try to convince him to come back to the Portuguese club. Ronaldo, 36, has one year remaining on his contract at Juventus but has been linked with a departure this summer to Manchester United, PSG and Sporting, the club where he began his senior career. After Sporting Lisbon clinched the Portuguese title for the first time since 2002 on Tuesday, Ronaldo's mother Aveiro said "next year he (Ronaldo) will play in Alvalade (Sporting's stadium)." However, his agent stated that Ronaldo's career plans do not go through Portugal: "Cristiano is very proud of S...
Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP
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Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes has dismissed the player’s mother’s claim that the Juventus star will rejoin Sporting CP this summer. Ronaldo started his football career at Sporting before moving to Manchester United in 2003 where he developed into a big star and later left Old Trafford for Real Madrid. Ronaldo, 36, scored his 100th Juventus goal on Wednesday, but there are growing speculations that the Portugal captain could leave this summer after a difficult season with the Italian giants, who are at risk of not playing in the Champions League next season. Following Sporting claiming of their first Portuguese title since 2002, Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro declared she will try to convince the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner to return to his boyhood club. “...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Confirms his next club
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Confirms his next club

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has said she will talk to her son and “try to convince” him to return to Sporting CP. Sporting have emerged champions of Portugal for the first time in 19 years. Ronaldo’s mother is now keen for the 36-year-old to return to the club he started his professional career. It was from Sporting that Ronaldo moved to Manchester United in August 2003. The player is currently on the books of Juventus, who are struggling to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Ronaldo is believed to be eyeing an exit from Italy and has been linked with United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. But Dolores told TVI 24: “I will talk to him and try to convince him to return next year. “To the Alvalade Stadium and to wear the colour...
Beard re-appointed as Liverpool Women manager
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Beard re-appointed as Liverpool Women manager

The English tactician has taken charge of the Reds for the second time in his career after leaving Bristol City Matt Beard has been re-appointed as Liverpool Women's manager, replacing caretaker boss Amber Whiteley. Beard, who guided the Reds to two Women’s Super League titles between 2012 and 2015, has taken up the post for a second time after reaching the end of his interim contract at Bristol City. The 43-year-old expressed his delight after being unveiled on Thursday, and is looking forward to getting back to work for a club he has always found "fascinating".
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.
Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires
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Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires

  New AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, was among the first persons to pay tribute to Antonio Valencia after the former Manchester United captain announced his retirement from football on Thursday. Valencia, who joined Mexican side, Queretaro in November 2020, has now ended his playing career. Mourinho coached Valencia, who spent ten seasons at Old Trafford during their time together at Man United. Reacting, Mourinho was quoted by Metro UK as saying, “Antonio a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best. “You have been a champion and I only have good memories of my captain … 3 cups that you have raised cannot be removed. Big hug. JM.” On his part, Wayne Rooney’s message to Valencia read: “Congratulations on a great career mate. Good luck in the next chap...
Mikel and Africans who missed major tournaments like Van Dijk
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Mikel and Africans who missed major tournaments like Van Dijk

The Dutch captain has ruled himself out of the upcoming European tournament and Goal takes a look at African stars who also missed major tournaments Mikel was not part of Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa after suffering a knee injury before the start of the tournament. The midfielder was at the peak of his career at the time, playing week-in-week-out with Premier League giants Chelsea and his absence was a big blow to the Super Eagles. Nigeria managed to reach the Round of 16 of the tournament and fans felt the West African side could have done better with the addition of Mikel. The midfielder had 91 caps before he finally retired from international duty in 2019 after helping the country clinch a number of trophies, including the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tit...
Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration
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Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration

The 28-year-old disclosed that he looks up to his kids as they help him scale new heights Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has admitted taking inspiration from his kids. Following his inability to tie down a regular place at Manchester United under Alex Fergusson, the 28-year-old was loaned twice to Crystal Palace and then made the move permanent when he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on February 2, 2015. Since then, he has been a constant figure in the Palace squad with his impressive performances earning him the club’s Player of the Year prize on three occasions. Zaha, who is known for her audacious displays of skill and finishing, accentuated the importance of family to his professional career – claiming his kids inspire hi...
Neymar Opens up on Playing with Cristiano Ronaldo
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Neymar Opens up on Playing with Cristiano Ronaldo

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has revealed his plans to play Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the future. Neymar, having spent a considerable portion at PSG trying to orchestrate a way to play with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi again, now wants to play alongside Ronaldo at the French Ligue 1 champions. Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is currently unclear, and his stay in Turin could end this summer, particularly if the Old Lady failed to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. “I want to play with Cristiano Ronaldo,” Neymar told GQ France. “I have already played with great players like Messi and [Kylian] Mbappe, but I haven’t played with Cristiano Ronaldo yet.” Neymar added, “I want to win the World Cup. “This has always been my biggest dream,...
Ex-Ronaldo’s Club Sporting Lisbon Clinch First Portuguese Title
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Ex-Ronaldo’s Club Sporting Lisbon Clinch First Portuguese Title

Sporting Lisbon were crowned champions of Portugal for the first in almost two decades on Tuesday. A 1-0 win over Boavista at their Jose Alvalade Stadium clinched Sporting’s 19th title with the last coming back in 2002. Paulinho’s 36th minute goal put ‘the Lions’ out of reach of outgoing champions Porto at a game played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Lisbon side’s celebrations were delayed 24 hours after Porto kept their chances alive, at least for 24 hours, with a 5-1 rout of lowly Farense on Monday. They took the title in style, with an eight point cushion over the ‘Dragons’ from the north of the country, and boasting an unbeaten record. Despite calls by local authorities to respect social distancing restrictions thousands of fans had begun to...
Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar
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Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar

 The 19-year-old Ghana international, who is currently with Danish side Nordsjaelland, is keen on securing a move in the summer transfer window Kamaldeen Sulemana continues to catch the eye at Nordsjaelland in Denmark, with the teenage winger opening the door for Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax to step up their interest over the summer. The 19-year-old forward claims to be aware that interest is being shown in him from heavyweight outfits in England, Germany and the Netherlands. He would be keen on linking up with a side that can offer Champions League football, having resisted the urge to make that jump too early, and feels the next window is the one in which he should be taking another step forward in a blossoming career.  
‘I was in Paris waiting’ – Taarabt on failed PSG move, leaving Milan and settling at Benfica
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‘I was in Paris waiting’ – Taarabt on failed PSG move, leaving Milan and settling at Benfica

The Moroccan winger has revealed how close he came to linking up with the French champions at the height of his career Adel Taarabt has opened up on his failed move to Paris Saint-Germain, while also discussing his AC Milan departure and the reasons why he has finally settled at Benfica. Taarabt has played for seven different clubs in four different countries over the course of his 15-year career, including Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers in England. The Moroccan, who now plies his trade in Portugal with Benfica, has revealed that he also came close to joining PSG after helping QPR gain promotion to the Premier League in 2011, only for the deal to fall through at the last minute.
Body of Missing ex footballer, James Dean, Found by Police after Four-day Search
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Body of Missing ex footballer, James Dean, Found by Police after Four-day Search

The body of a former footballer who was missing for four days has been found by police. James Dean, 35, a former player for Chorley FC and AFC Fylde, was last seen in Oswaldtwistle at around midnight on Wednesday, May 5. A desperate search was launched on Saturday after his heartbroken family became seriously concerned by his disappearance. But on Sunday,  police announced that a body had been found believed to be Mr. Dean. A statement from Lancashire Constabulary said: “Following extensive police enquiries a body was found in the Moscow Mill Street area around 2.25pm today (Sunday, May 9). “While the body has yet to be formally identified, it is believed to be Mr Dean. His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time. “The death is not being tre...
Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win
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Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win

Arsenal sent West Brom down with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium as Sam Allardyce suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his career. The Gunners, 10th in the Premier League table ahead of kick-off and playing for little more than pride after their Europa League exit on Thursday, took the lead when the excellent Bukayo Saka, playing at left-back, crossed for Emile Smith Rowe to volley home (29). Arsenal doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Nicolas Pepe cut inside from the right flank and curled a stunning effort beyond the outstretched Sam Johnstone (35), but they had some nervy moments after that. West Brom pulled a goal back in superb style when Matheus Pereira broke forward from inside his own half and, with Arsenal defenders backing off ...
Suarez, Llorente Can Wreck Barcelona At Camp Nou
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Suarez, Llorente Can Wreck Barcelona At Camp Nou

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has expressed optimism that the duo of Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente would give Barcelona a tough nightmare ahead of today’s La Liga clash at Camp Nou. With just two points separating both teams, Atletico, who are currently top of the league will be hoping to cause an upset against Barcelona. Interestingly, a win for Barcelona could also push them to the top of La Liga table as they currently sit third on the log. Speaking ahead of the game, Simeone in a press conference, stated that he’s banking on Suarez and Llorente to wreck Barcelona’s title dream. “Their season speaks for itself. They have been having a fantastic season, two extraordinary players, one with a lot of history, like Luis, claiming what was not expected of him, and Llor...
Real Madrid legend Raul wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next coach
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Real Madrid legend Raul wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next coach

  The former Spain international, who spent time in Germany with Schalke as a player, is being lined up for a return to the Bundesliga Real Madrid legend Raul, who is back with the Blancos as coach of their Castilla side, is wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next manager, Goal has learned. It is understood that the former Spain international striker, who spent time in Germany with Schalke towards the end of his playing career, is being lined up for a return to the Bundesliga this summer. Initial talks between Eintracht and Raul have taken place, but further meetings have been put on hold until the end of the season as both parties work on ending 2020-21 on a positive note.
Kamaldeen Sulemana: Ghana wonderkid with ‘more potential than Neymar’ on Man Utd’s radar
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Kamaldeen Sulemana: Ghana wonderkid with ‘more potential than Neymar’ on Man Utd’s radar

  The 19-year-old forward has caught the eye in Danish football for FC Nordsjaelland, with his asking price already set at around £10 million While injuries limited his overall impact, it is fair to say that Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus has been one of Africa's breakout stars over the course of the European season. Once back to full fitness, Ghana international Kudus is expected to take on a key role in Amsterdam next term as the aim to secure a third successive Eredivisie title. And if the Dutch giants are keen begin building a base for some of Africa's top youngsters, then they will not have to look too far to find a player who is showing similar promise to Kudus in the early stages of his career.
Real Madrid Legend, Iker Casillas Suffers ‘Suspected Heart Attack’ two Years after first Incident
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Real Madrid Legend, Iker Casillas Suffers ‘Suspected Heart Attack’ two Years after first Incident

Real Madrid and Spain legend, Iker Casillas was reportedly rushed to hospital last week after suffering a second heart attack in two years. The 2010 World Cup winner previously suffered a heart attack during a training session with Porto in 2019 and left the hospital five days after the incident. He retired from playing just over a year after his first scare at Porto. Reports in Spain claim that Casillas has suffered another issue with his heart. Spanish outlet Hola stated that the Real Madrid icon was playing padle tennis last week with some friends before suffering 'severe chest pains'. He was rushed to hospital, although Casillas is said to have been able to walk through the front doors by himself. And after an examination by doctors, it was reportedly ruled out of be...
Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018
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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018

Manchester United legend, Sir AlexFerguson has revealed he cried over worries that he would lose his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago. In a new trailer for a documentary on the iconic Manchester United manager’s life,  Ferguson's son, Jason makes a 999 call on May 5, 2018 after his father had collapsed. He was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery and the documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, reveals the fears he had over his memories. Speaking about that traumatic day, Sir Alex said: “I was crying because I don’t remember a thing.” Ferguson's son, Jason, who directed the documentary, said: “He just put his head in his hands and said ‘Oh, I hope there’s nothing wrong with my memory, there better be nothing wrong with my memor...
EPL: Tuchel tells Chelsea board player to sign this summer transfer window
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EPL: Tuchel tells Chelsea board player to sign this summer transfer window

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has asked the club’s board to make a transfer move for Paris Saint-Germain defender, Marquinhos, this summer transfer window. According to the Sunday World, Tuchel has put forward his own list of recommendations to Chelsea’s hierarchy, and one of the names proposed is Marquinhos. Tuchel coached Marquinhos for over two years during his time at PSG before he was sacked by the French Ligue 1 champions last December. Marquinhos formed a solid partnership alongside Thiago Silva, who has thrived at Chelsea since joining the west London club on a free transfer last summer. Chelsea, however, will face the tough task of reuniting Tuchel with Marquinhos as the Brazilian international will still have three years remaining on his current contra...
Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates
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Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates

  Former Arsenal player, Ian Wright, has the Gunners to beat Villarreal when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League, UEL, semi-final second-leg tie on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last week in Spain. Mikel Arteta’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend. “For me, I think that Unai’s Coquelin substitution when they were flying, that has to come back to bite him,” Wright said on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast. “He’s done it with us before he’s done it before in his career. It’s something he’s always done, and it has cost him, and I think that was our way back in. We were not meant to be in the game. “They should’ve finished us and they didn’t, ...

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