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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has revealed his post-match encounter with super star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo. During a league match in February, Juventus were winning Crotone 3-0. Simy was introduced as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adam Ounas, however, he could not find the back of the net for his team. Simy said after the game had ended, he tried to swap his shirt with Ronaldo but he did not get it as the Serie A top scorer gave it to his compatriot Pedro Pereira instead. Despite the snub, Simy said he hopes to get a shirt from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. "I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” Simy told Tribuna. "I w...
Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him
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Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him

  Nigeria International, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo’s refusal to exchange shirts with him after Crotone’s Serie A game with Juventus. Simeon, simply called Simy, who plays for Crotone, said he was disappointed after the Portuguese super star turned down his offer to swap shirts. The Super Eagles star wanted to have Ronaldo’s shirt but the former Real Madrid star gave the jersey to his compatriot Pedro Pereira. Simy said he is now looking forward to having the shirts of Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi and that of Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski. “I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” the Nigerian was quoted by Tribuna. “I would like those of Messi...
‘The Scudetto is home!’ – Fans celebrate Inter Milan’s Serie A triumph
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‘The Scudetto is home!’ – Fans celebrate Inter Milan’s Serie A triumph

Antonio Conte’s men have claimed the Italian elite division crown after Atalanta stuttered against Sassuolo on Sunday Football fans have taken to social media to celebrate Inter Milan’s first Serie A title in 11 years. Antonio Conte’s team sealed the diadem as Atalanta played out a 1-1 draw against Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium – a result which leaves the Milan outfit with an unassailable 13-point lead with four games left to play. Inter knew they were on the brink of glory after securing a 2-0 away win against Simeon Nwankwo’s Crotone on Saturday evening.
Hakimi’s stoppage-time strike sinks Simy’s Crotone in Serie A
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Hakimi’s stoppage-time strike sinks Simy’s Crotone in Serie A

Simy Nwankwo's Crotone have been relegated from the Serie A following a 2-0 defeat to Inter Milan on Saturday. The Super Eagles forward played from start to finish at the Stadio Ezio Scida as second-half goals from Christian Eriksen and Achraf Hakimi condemned the hosts to their 26th league defeat of the season. With four games remaining in the Italian top-flight, Crotone remain at the bottom of the table after gathering 18 points after 34 matches and they are 13 points away from safety.
Simy Nwankwo Equals Aiyegbeni’s Decade-old Goalscoring Record
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Simy Nwankwo Equals Aiyegbeni’s Decade-old Goalscoring Record

Simy Nwankwo, Super Eagles striker, on Saturday scored his 17th goal of the season to equal Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s 10-year-old goalscoring record — but his team, Crotone, lost 2-1 to Udinese. Yakubu held the record for the most goals by a Nigerian in a single season in any of the top five leagues in Europe — English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Série A, Ligue A. He scored 17 goals with Blackburn Rovers in the 2011/12 season. Nwankwo’s Crotone entered the fixture rooted to the bottom of the table with relegation breathing down their neck. The defensive frailty that has consigned them to the bottom spot reared its head 40 minutes into the game. The defense was sluggish to respond after Alex Cordaz, Crotone goalkeeper, stopped a shot from Roberto Pereyra with his leg. Pere...
How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month
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How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month

The Nigerian has been in red-hot form for struggling Crotone in Serie A since the turn of the year. Crotone forward, Simy Nwankwo, has beaten the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland to emerge as the most potent striker in Europe in the last one month. The Nigeria international found the back of the net eight times in five league games for Crotone between March 3 and April 3, 2021. Simy's run started with a consolation goal for Crotone in a 5-1 drubbing against Atalanta. Four days later, he followed up with two goals against Torino to help his team to a rare 4-2 win. The Super Eagles striker continued his free-scoring form against Lazio on March 12, but his brace was not enough to avert a defeat as Crotone went down 3-2. Simy also scored one of...
Osimhen, Simeon Nwankwo On Target As Napoli Defeat Crotone
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Osimhen, Simeon Nwankwo On Target As Napoli Defeat Crotone

The Nigeria stars found the back of the net in the fiercely contested match which saw the hosts come out victorious at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Simeon Nwankwo scored a brace in Saturday's Serie A match but it was not enough as Victor Osimhen's goal helped Napoli beat Crotone 4-3. The defeat was Crotone's 22nd league defeat this season but Simy's contributions at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona took his tally to 15 goals after 29 league matches so far. Osimhen, meanwhile, scored his fourth Serie A goal of the season by making it 2-0 for Gennaro Gattuso's side, three minutes after Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Shortly after, Libya midfielder Ahmed Benali provided the assist for Simy to reduce the deficit for Crotone in the 25th minute but Dries Mer...
Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Suffers Racial Abuse on Social media
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Suffers Racial Abuse on Social media

Nigeria international and Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has received abusive racist messages on social media following his side’s 3-2 defeat to Bologna in a Serie A game. The Super Eagles attacker found the back of the net in the weekend encounter to take his tally to 13 goals in 28 league appearances this season but was abused even after his side suffered defeat. He has now come out to urge the football authorities to end the menace affecting the sports world. "It's sadly become a regular occurrence on social media but these hateful words have no place anywhere in society," Simy said BBC Sport Africa. "You can see it's coming from ignorant [people]. We cannot let racist and hateful abuse become a normalised part of the game. "I can't believe how many of the...
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has now scored against every Serie A opposition he has faced. Ronaldo scored twice in the first half, as Juve beat Crotone 3-0 on Monday night. They were his 17th and 18th goals in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his march through Serie A opposition as he scored in Juventus' clash with Crotone. Ronaldo fired two first-half goals for Juventus as the Portuguese star netted his 17th and 18th goals of the Serie A season. In doing so, he moved closer to a mark currently held by Zlatan Ibrahimovic while making his own mark on Serie A history. With his finishes against Crotone, Ronaldo has now scored against every team currently in Italy's top flight. Crotone were the last team that Ronaldo had failed to score against, having now f...
Selfish Player, you Don’t Care about Others Scoring Goals – Cassano Blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
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Selfish Player, you Don’t Care about Others Scoring Goals – Cassano Blasts Cristiano Ronaldo

  Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano, has slammed Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the Bianconer’s Serie A clash with Crotone on Monday. Cassano said Ronaldo is a ‘selfish’ player that doesn’t give a damn about his teammates scoring goals. According to him, Ronaldo would struggle to adapt to Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo’s philosophy at Allianz because he is too focused on himself to help the team. Ronaldo supplied two key passes and only had one shot on target as FC Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the Champions League last 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Portugal. The 36-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for €112million after winning five Champions League trophies. “I have always said, even though he [Cristiano Ronald...
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Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan future remains uncertain as Pioli calls for striker to remain with club

The imposing striker is still impressing at 39 years old, but retirement is possible given his advanced age AC Milan would love to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic back next season, but they don't yet know whether the prodigious goalscorer wants to keep playing. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 times in all competitions this campaign after almost retiring over the summer. His brace Sunday helped Milan to a 4-0 win over Crotone. After the game, manager Stefano Pioli said he appreciates all of the qualities Ibrahimovic brings to his side, from attacking firepower to emotional leadership. Pioli, though, admitted his striker was "tired" by another hard-fought year.
Ogenyi Onazi joins Danish Clubside, Sonderjyke
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Ogenyi Onazi joins Danish Clubside, Sonderjyke

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has complete a move to Danish premier league club Sonderjyke on a year deal after missing out on the Crotone deal. His proposed move to newly-promoted Crotone collapsed after both parties failed to agree on personal terms. Sonderjyke announced it via their social media handle on Sunday afternoon. “Sønderjyke Fotbol signs a contract with the former Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi.” The 27-year-old Nigerian midfielder has signed a contract with Sønderjyke for the rest of the current season with an option for an extension of two more seasons,” the club said.
Italian club, Crotone stalls signing of Ogenyi Onazi due to his high salary demands
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Italian club, Crotone stalls signing of Ogenyi Onazi due to his high salary demands

Super Eagles player, Ogenyi Onazi’s proposed move to Italian Serie A side, Crotone, is now on hold due to his high wage demands, according to new reports.   Crotone, newly promoted to the Italian top division want to tie Onazi, 26, to a new three-year deal .   The club is in final stages of talks with Onazi as the midfielder is a free agent, after ending his contract with Turkish club, Denizlispor in July.   Pictures surfaced on the internet last week, showing Onazi as he was undergoing medicals at the club, but the deal is still far from over as Crotone want to pay him according to his performances but Onazi and his management want a normal salary like his teammates.   According to Italian media reports, Onazi's agent will wait and see to find o...
My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo
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My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo is one of Nigeria’s topmost players plying their football trade in Italy, and in In this interview with Calciomercato.com talk, hé relives his career with Crotone so far while singling out his overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in a Serie A game way back in April 18, 2018 as the defining moment of his career. The gangling forward then scored 20 goals last season to emerge the first African top scorer in the Serie B as well as helping Crotone regain promotion to the Serie A for the coming season. Simy reveals more in this interview… You scored 20 goals for Crotone in the Serie B to become the first African to win the top scorer in an Italian professional series. How does that makes you feel? Simy: I am proud to have rea...
AC Milan Are Going Towards A No To Highbridge
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AC Milan Are Going Towards A No To Highbridge

ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS - According to ANSA, "AC Milan won't likely accept Highbridge's proposal in the coming hours". Still according to the Italian news outlet, Marco Fassone will head to China to have a meeting with Yonghong Li and David Han Li concerning the matter. They will look to find an alternative solution as their plan remains to same: they would like to pay back Elliott management 6 months ahead of the 2018 (October) deadline. AC Milan have struggled in the Serie A so far this season as they will be taking on Crotone this coming week-end. Gattuso will surely hope for a win.
Juventus Striker Higuain A Doubt For Napoli After Hand Surgery
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Juventus Striker Higuain A Doubt For Napoli After Hand Surgery

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has undergone surgery after fracturing a bone in his left hand, making him a doubt for Friday’s visit to Napoli. The Argentina international was an unused substitute in Juve’s 3-0 win over Crotone at the weekend, but reportedly had his hand bandaged. Juve confirmed via a statement on their official website that Higuain had sustained a fracture to the third metacarpal on his left hand, and he went under the knife on Monday. The Bianconeri did not disclose how much action, if any, Higuain would miss, but with the Serie A champions visiting league leaders Napoli on Friday, it remains to be seen if he will be fit enough to face his former club. Higuain has scored eight goals in 13 league appearances this term, and spent three seasons with Napoli bet...
Burgnich: Inter Can Absolutely Win The Scudetto, They’re As Strong As Juventus
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Burgnich: Inter Can Absolutely Win The Scudetto, They’re As Strong As Juventus

The Nerazzurri are currently top of the table with a 100 per cent record after four games and today Juve and Napoli have the opportunity to match them. “Inter can absolutely win the Scudetto,” former Inter and Italy hero Burgnich told Tuttomercatoweb. “Spalletti’s side are at the same level as Juventus, perhaps even stronger, and can challenge for the title. It’ll be important for the club to always stick by its Coach this season, helping him through good times and bad.” Although they won four on the bounce, it was a surprising struggle to get the better of Crotone 2-0 on Saturday. “In order to win the title, you need to take home the three points even when you’re not that sharp. Inter had to win at Crotone and that’s what they did – that is all that matters.”
Mandorlini, Oddo, Guidolin Options For Misfiring Verona?
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Mandorlini, Oddo, Guidolin Options For Misfiring Verona?

Hellas were promoted from Serie B in second place behind Spal last summer under Fabio Pecchia, but have made a terrible impact with the top flight. Beaten 3-1 at home by Napoli is one thing, earning a 0-0 at Crotone another, but the back-to-back defeats to Fiorentina (5-0) and Roma (3-0) showed a complete lack of fight and near-comical defending. Pecchia is also paying for the tension around his decision to drop Giampaolo Pazzini, who was Capocannoniere in Serie B last term. The veteran striker has not disguised his irritation at this snub from his Coach. According to Mediaset Premium, the list of potential replacements includes former Pescara boss Oddo and ex-Udinese and Swansea City tactician Guidolin. The most intriguing option would be Mandorlini, who already had great success on ...
Serie A Over 30,000 More Season Tickets Up
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Serie A Over 30,000 More Season Tickets Up

According to today’s Gazzetta dello Sport, 282, 683 season tickets have been sold between the 20 Serie A clubs, up from 251,895 last year.Milan and Inter have both overtaken Juventus on pure numbers, with each selling around 31,000 season tickets, just under 40 per cent of San Siro.Juventus Stadium holds 41,000 people, so while their 29,200 season tickets sold out almost instantly, the Bianconeri can’t match the Milan clubs in terms of numbers.However, the season ticket sales mean 70 per cent of the ground is sold out for every match, as was the case last season.Milan have seen the biggest increase in season ticket sales, perhaps due to their exciting summer transfer campaign.The Rossoneri’s numbers have gone from 16,441 to the present 31,000, with Inter up to that same number from 28,000....
No Show For Sadiq Umar As Roma Pip Tottenham 3-2 In Pre-Season Tie
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No Show For Sadiq Umar As Roma Pip Tottenham 3-2 In Pre-Season Tie

English Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-3 to Italian Serie A side Roma in a pre season tour played at the Red Bull Arena in the United State of America. Roma were two goals up until the 88th minutes when Spurs drew level, but just when it appears the game was going to end in a stalemate, Tumminello scored what ended as the winner one minute before full time. The game had two Nigerian players on the bench for Roma with Sadiq Umar who has found the back of the net in the Italian Serie A side last two pre season games joined on the bench by his childhood friend and Nigerian teammate at Roma Nura Abdullahi. It is the first time that 19 year old Nura has been listed in any of their pre season games this season, a sign of how well he has recovered from the injury setback ...

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