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‘Less Talk More Action’ – Boxers Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury Clash On Twitter
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‘Less Talk More Action’ – Boxers Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury Clash On Twitter

WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and his colleague boxer, Tyson Fury have clashed on micro-blogging platform, Twitter ahead of their upcoming bout. The rivalry between the two British boxing champs keeps getting fiercer and the tension is looming as both have fighters have declared a knockout during their clash in the ring. In a new development, Anthony Joshua took a jab at Tyson Fury telling him to talk less and do more action as fans are turned off the too much talk. Anthony Joshua wrote; ‘Spartan’. I’m tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired. We’re all tired of the talk. Less talk. More action! Responding to him, Tyson Fury wrote; Come get some then you big ugly Dosser??? YOUR NO TALK NO ACTION. @nomsoharuna I like Tyson fury but his...
Man United vs Leicester City: Solskjaer’s Team news Confirmed
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Man United vs Leicester City: Solskjaer’s Team news Confirmed

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the latest update on his team ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Tuesday evening. Solskjaer said that Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire are in contention to feature for Man United against Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Norwegian also admitted that it was impossible for him to play the same XI that defeated Aston Villa last weekend against Leicester today. Man United head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-1 last Sunday. “They [Amad and Shoretire] are in contention, yeah, definitely and they’re in the first-team squad,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference. “They’re training with us every day, so I would think that some of the young boys will get an appeara...
Fresh protest in Abuja turns violent
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Fresh protest in Abuja turns violent

Fresh protests erupted in Orozo, Abuja, yesterday, May 10, leading to the death of two persons. The latest protest in Orozo came hours after motorcycle operators carried out a violent protest at Karu on Sunday, May 9. According to Daily Sun, an eyewitness said that trouble started in Orozo after youths of the town, worried about the reckless way tricycle operators parked in the area, approached them and advised that they park properly to avoid creating accidents. The source said: "The youths advised traders selling bread, fruits, food stuffs and other items by the roadside to relocate further inside to make the road clearer. While most of the keke riders accepted the advice from the youths and moved to the place where they asked them to start using as parking lot, one Hausa bo...
Champions League: Real Madrid confirm key player that will miss Chelsea second leg
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Champions League: Real Madrid confirm key player that will miss Chelsea second leg

Real Madrid have confirmed that Raphael Varane will not be available for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with Chelsea, after picking up a groin injury. The France defender was taken off at half-time during their 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Saturday. Real had been optimistic the 28-year-old would shake off a knock in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge. But a statement on the club’s official website on Monday, read: “After the tests carried out today on our player Raphael Varane by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an injury to the right abductor muscles.” Early indications suggest Varane will be out for around 10 days. That means he will also miss a league clash with Sevilla on Sunday.
Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction
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Gary Neville Reveals who to Blame for Fans’ Protest as Man Utd Face Points Deduction

    Gary Neville has said Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, are to blame for fans’ protests on Sunday, ahead of the Liverpool clash. Supporters began protesting outside The Lowry hotel, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team were preparing for the game. More protests broke out at Old Trafford and hundreds of fans broke into the stadium and reach the pitch, before being escorted out by police. It was confirmed on Sunday evening the match would be postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. “This is a consequence of the Manchester United owners’ actions two weeks ago. There is a general distrust and dislike of the owners, but they weren’t protesting two or three weeks ago. “The Glazer family are struggling to meet the financial requirements at ...
EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash
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EPL: Southampton Warned about Iheanacho Ahead of Leicester City clash

  Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, has warned his players about the threat Kelechi Iheanacho carries, ahead of their Premier League clash on Friday against Leicester City. Iheanacho is in his best form with the Foxes, having previously struggled to establish himself. The Nigerian has been in terrific form for Leicester, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists in 33 appearances across all competitions. “He [Iheanacho] did a good job in the last game. He has one chance and it was a goal, so the rest of the game I didn’t see him to be honest. “You must be always careful, don’t give him the chance in and around the box, he has a very good finish, self-confident at the moment. “Premier League teams have strikers that are strong and they can hurt you,” Hasenhu...
Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools
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Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools

Man O’ War operatives will now be deployed by the Oyo state government to primary and secondary schools across the state in a bid to curb insecurity. Governor Seyi Makinde made the announcement on Thursday April 29 when he received national executives of the paramilitary organisation at his office. A statement released by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor read; “Man O’ War, as an organisation, I know is trying its best. I can testify to the role Man O’ War played during the elections that I participated in as governorship candidate in 2015 and 2019. So, I will renew my commitment in Man O’ War. “Yes, the nation is faced with insecurity challenges right now all over the place. We have insurgency in the north-east, banditry in the north-west. We have herders/fa...
Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident
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Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident

A man was burnt to death in an accident involving four trailers and a petrol tanker in Kwara state. The accident happened at about 9:00 am on Monday, April 26, at Bode Saadu-Jebba expressway, Moro local government area of Kwara State. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Fire Service, Hasan Adekunle confirmed the incident and said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the drivers, resulting in a head-on collision. The impact of the crash led to a fire outbreak and burnt the goods in the trailers. A man was also burnt beyond recognition. Hasan Adekunle said: "Today, April 26, 2021, at about 08:53hrs, Men of the Kwara State Fire Service were summoned to a road accident by one FRSC officer called Azeez Olaolu. The accident occurred along the Bode-Saadu-Jeb...
Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash
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Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has told Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea, insisting that Thomas Tuchel is the ‘wrong’ manager for the Moroccan. Ziyech was brought to Stamford Bridge from Dutch giants, Ajax last summer and much was expected of him. But the Morocco international suffered injury and a lack of form which have seen him feature in just over half of Chelsea’s league matches. His goal against Manchester City last weekend put the Blues in the FA Cup final but the winger found himself back on the bench again on Saturday for the 1-0 win over West Ham. And Van Basten believes the 28-year-old should seek to leave Stamford Bridge this summer as he did not join the club to sit on the bench. “Ziyech again on the bench,” said Van Basten, according to Metro UK. “...
EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash
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EPL: Tuchel Names Chelsea Player to Miss West Ham Clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named the Blues player who will miss his side’s Premier League clash against West Ham United on Saturday evening. According to Tuchel, midfielder Mateo Kovacic will take no part in Chelsea’s clash against West Ham at the London Stadium. The German said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after playing a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last fixture on Tuesday. “Mateo Kovacic is still out, but everybody else is available,” Tuchel said. Tuchel added, “For me personally, I think we can hope for Fulham but don’t take that as medical advice. Maybe the physios and doctors will kill me for that, but I think it’s maybe possible to be back again against Fulham, which is in between the Madrid games. “...
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Zidane Gives Injury Update on Modric Ahead of UCL clash

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has provided the latest injury update on Midfielder, Luka Modric, ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final first-leg clash with Chelsea on April 27. Modric missed Real Madrid’s LaLiga 3-0 victory against Cadiz on Wednesday. Providing an update on Modric during his post-match press conference, Zidane said the Croatia international has a back injury. The Frenchman, however, hoped that the 35-year-old would join the rest of the Los Blancos squad soon ahead of the Chelsea clash. “It’s his back,” Zidane said after Real Madrid defeated Cadiz. “But I think it’s only a small thing. I hope we can be back with us soon.” Meanwhile, Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League quarter-final earlier th...
I’m Disappointed, Gutted over 1-1 Draw with Arsenal – Fulham boss, Scott Parker
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I’m Disappointed, Gutted over 1-1 Draw with Arsenal – Fulham boss, Scott Parker

  Fulham boss, Scott Parker has said that he was disappointed and gutted after his team failed to hang on for a crucial win over Arsenal in their Premier League clash on Sunday. A win would have boosted Fulham’s chances in their bid to avoid relegation back into the Championship. Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to equalise for the Gunners in the injury-time after Josh Maja’s penalty put the visitors ahead. “I’m disappointed and gutted and the overriding factor is the team have worked tirelessly today, given everything, come to a place like this against a very good side and manged to get our nose in front,” Parker told a postmatch press conference. “I’m immensely proud of the team and the journey they have been on and I often say a young team lacking Premier League ...
We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup
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We’ll Make Man City Suffer In Today’s FA Cup

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that he will make Man City suffer in today’s FA Cup semi-final clash despite their hunger to keep possession of the ball. Chelsea have a chance to show that chasm is not a true reflection of their relative quality when they face each other. Tuchel is yet to record a win over Pep Guardiola, whom he encountered in Germany when managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund during his colleague’s time at Bayern Munich. The German tactician believes they can be the league leaders’ equals at Wembley but wants that to apply in the longer term too. “English football, City’s game, and our game is about the intensity with and without the ball. I expect a very offensive match, a very physical match. “City have a clear style and DNA. They want to h...
Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria
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Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has posted images on his social media pages to reveal that he has been suffering from Malaria since going on international duty with Gabon last month. Aubameyang missed the clash at the weekend between Arsenal and Sheffield with an illness, with many thinking it was COVID-19 but the striker has now revealed that it was in fact Malaria which has been affecting him. “I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly,” Aubameyang said in a post on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself on a hospital bed. “I wasn’t really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!” Since returning from international duty, he has played two games...
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea
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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea

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

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

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side has made ‘special plans’ for dealing with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. when both sides clash again on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Anfield. Real Madrid lead 3-1 lead going into battle at Anfield after Vinicius scored a brace in Madrid last week, with Marco Asensio also netted for the hosts. The result makes it almost impossible for the Reds to think of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition and they will be wary of getting hit on the break by the pace of Vinicius. But the German gaffer said his side will look to stop the supply into the in-form 20-year-old. Asked if he was surprised by Vinicius performance in the first leg, Klopp said, “I was impressed, not surpri...
Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid
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Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid

  Former Manchester United star, Gary Neville has predicted that Liverpool will be knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in Spain by Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-final ties and now have a mountain to climb at Anfield in the return leg. Although Jurgen Klopp’s side won their weekend Premier League clash 2-1 against Aston Villa, Neville believes Liverpool’s injury-time victory against Villa suggests that they will be unable to pull off the rest they require to knock Zinedine Zidane’s side out of Europe. Neville said on Sky Sports, “They [Liverpool] were really poor in Madrid in midweek, and they’ve given themselves a lot to do and I’m not sure they have got it in them to do it because at Anfield ...
Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run
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Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run

Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 away in Sunday’s Premier League clash and strengthen their place in second position. The win at Spurs means Man United are now unbeaten in 23 consecutive away Premier League games – the second-longest streak in English top-flight history. Second half goals from Fred, Edison Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood avenged Man United’s 6-1 scandalous defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford earlier in the Season. The Red Devils remain in second on 63 points while Spurs missed the chance to go close to fourth place West Ham as they are in seventh on 49 points. Man United thought they had taken the lead on 33 minutes through Cavani who finished off a neat pass from Paul Pogba but the goal was disallowed after Scott McTominay...
Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  The Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) has explained why Cavani’s goal was disallowed in the Manchester United clash with Tottenham on Sunday. The goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed that Scott McTominay’s fouled Son Heung-min. Cavani thought he had put United in the lead against Tottenham in the first half, but the Uruguayan’s effort was disallowed after McTominay’s hand caught Son in the build-up to the goal. Referee Chris Kavanagh used the pitch-side monitor to rule out the goal and at half time, the PGMOL supported VAR’s and referee’s decision. It explained that that McTominay’s arm movement was unnatural. A statement from the PGMOL to Sky Sports read: “It wasn’t part of McTominay’s natural running movement and it was ca...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho’s Squad for EPL Clash Confirmed

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has announced his squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. Spurs are looking to bounce back when they host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men today. They thrashed United 6-1 in the reverse fixture, but have only won one of their last three in the league. Mourinho revealed in his pre-match press conference that only Ben Davies and Matt Doherty were unavailable for selection from the main first-team squad. Full Tottenham squad available to face Manchester United include Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Joe Hart Defenders: Serge Aurier, Marcel Lavinier, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies, Dennis Cirkin. Midfielders: Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte
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Man City vs Leeds: Guardiola explains why he dropped Aguero, Laporte

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he left out Sergio Aguero from his squad to face Leeds United on Saturday, because he had “niggles”. Guardiola has shuffled his pack for the Premier League clash, making seven changes from the team that beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League. Only Ederson, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Joao Cancelo all keep their places. In come Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy, Feran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Ruben Dias, Kyle Walker, Rodri and Phil Foden start from the bench, but there was no place for Aguero in the squad. “[Aguero] has niggles. He had problems the last three, four days and couldn’t train,” Guardiola said. Aymer...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Zidane names Madrid squad for El Clásico tie on Saturday 

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has named his squad for the LaLiga El Clásico clash with Barcelona on Saturday night, April 10. The French manager released a list of 19 players to face Barcelona at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in a post via the club’s website on Friday. Real Madrid will be without their captain Sergio Ramos, Raphaël Varane, Marcelo, and Daniel Carvajal. The Los Blancos are currently in the third position on the LaLiga table with 63 points from 29 games, while Ronald Koeman’s side are in the second position with 65 points from the same number of games played. See the squad list below.  Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and F. Mendy. Midfielders: Kroos, Modri?, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco. ...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Arteta Opens up on Dropping Aubameyang, Pepe against Slavia Prague
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Arteta Opens up on Dropping Aubameyang, Pepe against Slavia Prague

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has explained why he dropped several players for the Europa League clash with Slavia Prague. Gunners captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli all started from the bench. Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe all came back into the team, as well as Granit Xhaka, Willian, Hector Bellerin and Cedric Soares. “We had to pick the right team to try and start the game in the best possible way and as well have the options to change the game. “In Europe we have the possibility to make five subs and that’s a big thing. We want to use our full squad in the best possible way,” Arteta told BT Sport. The Gunners missed a host of great chances to score, before Nicolas Pepe came off the bench to score what looked like a l...
Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel
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Porto vs Chelsea: Why I Benched Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he benched Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante in the Blues’ Champions League quarter-final clash first-leg tie against Porto on Wednesday night. Tuchel decided to name Silva and Kante among Chelsea’s substitutes against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Spain. The German said he left Silva on the bench because the Brazilian defender was not yet at full fitness after being denied the chance to earn 90 minutes against West Brom in the Premier League last Saturday. According to him, he left Kante on the bench because he wanted Chelsea to play quick and fluid attacking football against Porto. However, Tuchel eventually featured Silva and Kante late in the second half of the encounter as the pair replaced Reece James and Mas...
Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian
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Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian

Arsenal forward, Willian has said that he is too scared to look at his phone at times for fear of racial abuse on social media. The Brazilian said this following the racial attacks on Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.. The Liverpool stars were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals first leg clash with the Real Madrid game on Tuesday. Willian is calling for the handlers of the social media platforms to take more responsibility for their output. “Does it frighten me to look at my phone? Yes, sometimes, to be honest,” Willian said, according to Express. “We are human. I want to understand who these people think they are to come to speak like that to us. “It really affects me when they talk about my fam...
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side
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Man Utd Confirms Zidane Sealed Contract with EPL side

  Zidane Iqbal has become the latest youngster at Manchester United to sign a professional contract with the club. The 17-year-old is yet to feature for United’s U18s since December. However, Zidane is working his way back to full fitness and has been included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Granada. United, however, intends to promote Iqbal to the Under-23 squad next season as he turns 18 later this month. Iqbal had started seven times for the Under-18s before he suffered an injury in December and made his debut at that level when he was just 16 last year. Academy talents Teden Mengi, Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri and Anthony Elanga have all inked new deals this calendar year.
Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund
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Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper has the potential to be a classic. “Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich. “This time around, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their...
Stoke City Manager Blames Mikel Obi, others for 2-1 Defeat to Millwall
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Stoke City Manager Blames Mikel Obi, others for 2-1 Defeat to Millwall

  Stoke manager, Michael O’Neill, has blamed John Mikel Obi and his other team-mates for a poor second half, which resulted in a 2-1 defeat to Millwall on Monday night. Mikel Obi played the entire 90 minutes of the Championship clash, but was unable to stop his team losing at home. However, O’Neill insists the game should have been won. Stoke most likely settle for a place in the second tier next season, after their three-game unbeaten streak was ended by Gary Rowett’s team, as they are now 11 points off the top six. “I’m very disappointed with the result, very disappointed with the second-half performance really. We showed two sides of our character today, first half we were excellent, really good play. “But we conceded a poor goal after three clean sheets and c...
Juventus Withdraw Dybala’s new Contract
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Juventus Withdraw Dybala’s new Contract

Juventus have withdrawn Paulo Dybala’s contract extension offer, Calciomercato reports. Dybala’s current €7.5m-a-year deal expires in June 2022 and Juve had offered him a new €10m-a-year deal. The Argentine and his agents turned down the offer and demanded a new €15m-a-year deal. This has led to the Serie A champions withdrawing their latest offer, leaving Dybala’s future in doubt. It happened after the player broke COVID-19 rules last week, attending a private party at Weston McKennie’s home along with their teammate Arthur. Juventus fined all three players and dropped them for their clash against rivals Torino. Dybala is facing even more significant consequences. It is understood the club has told the player he can extend his stay at the club on the same conditio...
Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount
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Chelsea vs West Brom: I Feel Very Bad Benching you – Tuchel tells Mount

  Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel has confessed he felt bad keeping Mason Mount on the bench for his team’s clash against West Brom on Saturday and has told him so. Mount was benched on Saturday as his team welcomed relegation battling West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. However, the Englishman came in the second half with the Blues already 2-1 down and with the veteran defender, Thiago Silva sent off in the 28th minute. Tuchel told BT Sport that he was left with a “very bad feeling” at having to bench the midfielder. Asked specifically about Mount and how important it is he is fresh to take on Porto, Tuchel said, “It’s very important that he’s with us. “I told him, ‘It’s a very bad feeling for me to leave you out, already I want you always on the pitch.’ “...
Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash
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Leicester vs Man City: I’m Delighted with Iheanacho, Ndidi is One of the Best – Guardiola Speaks Ahead of EPL Clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hailed Nigeria internationals, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Leicester City over the weekend. Guardiola’s City will make a trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday where they face Iheanacho and Ndidi in the league clash. Iheanacho spent three years at Manchester City before signing for the Foxes in the summer of 2017. The Nigerian star scored 5 goals in three league matches before the international break and his former boss, Guardiola has been impressed by the brilliant performances. “Incredible. The quality was there, he was a young player here and I believe in that moment with Gabriel and Sergio we didn’t have much space,” Guardiola told his press conference on Friday. “He is ...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Thiago Silva gives fitness update ahead of EPL clash

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has provided the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against West Brom on Saturday. Silva, alongside Tammy Abraham, returned to Chelsea training earlier this week ahead of the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian centre-back had suffered a thigh injury “setback” in training in the past few weeks. The former PSG star has not featured for Chelsea since a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in early February. Providing an update on his fitness, Silva wrote on Instagram, “Happy to be back doing what I love! May God bless our new beginnings.” Chelsea are presently occupying the fourth position in the Premier League with 51 points from 29 games.
Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence
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Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence

The Brazil international sat out games with Fulham, RB Leipzig and Wolves on account of injury Roberto Firmino is under consideration for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal after returning to training. The Brazil international has been absent from Liverpool’s past three games on account of a knee injury. However, he was pictured taking part in a team session at Liverpool’s training ground on Monday.
Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has offered the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League against West Brom on April 3 at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic said he is ‘feeling good’ and ‘excited’ for what is to come ahead of the West Brom clash. “It always feels good, of course, to get on the scoresheet. It’s definitely going to help build some confidence,” the 22-year-old told reporters at a post-match press conference after USA’s 2-1 win over Northern Ireland in an international friendly match on Sunday. “I am feeling good, the guys are feeling good as it seemed here. For me personally as well, going back to the club level, I’m excited. “I am feeling confident, as I have said. I feel the best I have felt in my game, so I am excited for what’s to come...
N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics
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N50m Donation: Tinubu’s Supporters Clash With Critics

The donation of N50m to victims of Katsina Central Market fire by All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has been raising dust on social media with many Nigerians criticising the former Lagos State governor while his supporters have also taken to his defence. Reno Omokri, a former social media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, had censured Tinubu for donating the huge amount to victims of the Katsina market fire while allegedly ignoring affected traders at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State; and other markets razed recently in Lagos and the South-West. The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market. Goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt an...
54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad
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54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad

A battle for territorial supremacy has intensified between the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters and terrorists belonging to the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram faction, on the shores of Lake Chad. Bloody rival clashes between ISWAP and some Boko Haram terrorists from the Buduma tribe in the Niger Republic has claimed at least the lives of 54 terrorists and herders within the last one months. A credible intelligence source told PRNigeria that a group of Buduma militants, on the 3rd of March, embarked on a daring and desperate mission to loot from the ISWAP units. The source said: “The Buduma terrorists linked to Shekau’s Boko Haram moved through a route along riverine border villages popularly known as Kabul and Kandahar in the Chadian territory, on two flyi...
Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash
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Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash

  Arsenal have passed Bukayo Saka fit for their clash with West Ham on Sunday. However, Willian faces a late fitness test, ahead of the Premier League fixture. Both Saka and Willian missed the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday due to hamstring and calf problems respectively. “As a precaution, Bukayo was left out of the squad to play Olympiacos on Thursday,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website. “During this week, Bukayo has responded well to treatment, has participated in training and is now available for selection. “Willian missed Thursday’s match with Olympiacos due to a tight calf. “Willian is recovering well, has participated in training and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.”...
Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals
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Chelsea vs Porto: Petr Cech Predicts Club to Qualify for Champions League Semi-finals

  Chelsea legend, Petr Cech, has predicted the Blues to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals ahead of FC Porto when both sides clash in the quarter-final first and second legs in April. Cech, who admitted that the tie against Porto would be tough, believes Chelsea’s confidence and strength will help them secure a semi-finals spot. The former goalkeeper said this while reacting to Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 draw against Porto on Friday. Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid from the Champions League last-16, while Porto knocked out Juventus. “When you reach the quarter-final of the Champions League, you know you will face a difficult opponent,” Cech told Chelsea’s website. “As it stands now, we play Porto as normal away and home and you can prepare for...
Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos
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Chaos, Cult Clash At Ikosi – Ketu In Lagos

Violence, chaos, gunshots, security breakdown, clashes between rival gangs and looting have been reported in the Ikosi Ketu area of Lagos State by multiple online sources. @Ibkinging wrote: Around 6:25am Cultists, attacked passengers waiting on the BRT queue at Ketu Bus stop. There have been fights at Ketu, Ikosi & Mile12 over the night. They attacked with knives, cutlasses, & rob harmless people; students inclusive, right beside a @PoliceNG station. @Gidi_Traffic Cult clash at Ketu, Ikosi Road in Lagos State. The headquarters of cultism in Nigeria is in Lagos State and we are not ready for this discussion. This is the Lagos under the leadership of the so called Jagaban of Lagos, @AsiwajuTinubu and his godson @jidesanwoolu . Less than 72hrs from passing the Anti Cult bi...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Llorente Issues Warning to Tuchel’s Men

  Atletico Madrid striker, Marcos Llorente, has warned Chelsea that the LaLiga leaders will be looking to evoke the strength of Anfield at Stamford Bridge when both teams clash in the Champions League round of 16, second-leg tie on Wednesday night. Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first-leg in Bucharest last month, thanks to Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal. But Diego Simeone’s men are more than familiar with coming from behind, stunning Liverpool last season in the Champions League round 16 second-leg fixture after going behind at Anfield in extra time, despite taking a one-goal lead from the first-leg. On that evening, Atletico scored three goals in extra-time to progress to the last-8, and the scorer of two of those goals, Llorente, believes his side will d...
Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of Atalanta Game
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Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of Atalanta Game

Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has been ruled out of the Champions League clash with Atalanta, after suffering a fresh injury setback. Hazard returned to action after a two-month lay-off as a substitute, as Madrid beat Elche 2-1 on Saturday. But he has picked up another knock ahead of the club’s latest European outing. The Belgian sat out first-team training on Monday, with the Blancos subsequently confirming that he is suffering from a muscle issue. A statement on Madrid’s official website reads: “After the tests carried out today on our player Eden Hazard by Real Madrid’s medical team, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in the right psoas. His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Madrid has already gained a slight advantage in their last-16 tie with A...
De Gea vs Donnarumma: Massimo Chooses Between Man Utd, AC Milan Goalkeepers
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De Gea vs Donnarumma: Massimo Chooses Between Man Utd, AC Milan Goalkeepers

  Former Italian keeper, Massimo Taibi, has picked his better goalkeeper between Manchester United’s David De Gea and AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma. Taibi, a former AC Milan and Man United shot-stopper believe Donnarumma is a better goalkeeper than De Gea. The 51-year-old, who is now Serie B side Reggina’s sporting director, said this ahead of Man United’s clash against AC Milan in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on Thursday. De Gea, 30, has been Man United’s first choice since 2011, while Donnarumma, 22, has been a mainstay in the AC Milan goal since breaking through as a teenager in 2015. When asked to choose a better goalkeeper between De Gea and Donnarumma, Taibi told Football Italia, “They are two great keepers, but I prefer Donnarumma.” He added o...
Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo
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Many Feared Dead As NURTW Clash In Ondo

We gathered that the crisis involved factions of the drivers’ union known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW). SaharaReporters Media “The drivers, armed with dangerous weapons, are currently attacking one another and their personal vehicles as traders and commuters scampered for safety,” a resident said. Scores of people were also said to have sustained injuries. The clash, which is still ongoing, started around 8 am on Tuesday, SaharaReporters has learnt. The Ondo State government had last Monday suspended the activities of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria and NURTW. The government, through the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said the suspension was to allow both unions to m...

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