Wednesday, April 21

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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League
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BREAKING: Abramovich to pull Chelsea out of European Super League

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has taken steps to pull the club out of the proposed European Super League. Forbes reports that Abramovich has taken the decision based on the negative global reaction about the breakaway competition. On Monday Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, joined AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid in committing to the plans. However, it was widely rumoured that Chelsea were one of two Premier League clubs who had agreed reluctantly. A source at the club said: “The club is preparing to pull out. “Roman’s involvement with the club has never been about money, it has always been about the community and [the] fans. This is not what we want.”
European Super League: Rio Ferdinand suggests different reason for Mourinho’s sack by Tottenham
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European Super League: Rio Ferdinand suggests different reason for Mourinho’s sack by Tottenham

  Former Manchester United captain, Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Jose Mourinho might have opposed Tottenham Hotspur’s signing up for the European Super League, leading to his sack. According to him, the timing of the sack of the Portuguese tactician by Tottenham “doesn’t make sense.” The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Mourinho was sacked on Monday along with his coaching staff Sours took the decision six days before they face Manchester City in the EFL Cup final and few hours after the 12 big clubs in Europe(Tottenham included) announced their breakaway from UEFA Despite the fact that Tottenham endured a difficult campaign, Mourinho was expected to at least see out the season and attempt to guide Spurs to their first trophy since 2008. Asked whe...
Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Advises Tammy Abraham after Dropping him
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Chelsea vs Brighton: Tuchel Advises Tammy Abraham after Dropping him

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that his axing of Tammy Abraham is nothing personal. Abraham was not included in Tuchel’s squad for their FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City. The 23-year-old has not featured for Chelsea since February 20, whn he was subbed off at half-time in a 1-1 draw with Southampton. Ahead of Tuesday’s home game against Brighton, Tuchel has advised Abraham not to “get lost in too many thoughts”. He said: “Everybody is concerned when they’re not in the squad but it’s never an easy decision for me to take. I have a lot of sympathy for him and I can understand that he is worried and sad and maybe angry with me when I make these decisions. “Sometimes we spend almost an hour talking after the last training which decisions ...
PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday
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PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday

  A member of UEFA’s executive committee, Jesper Moller, has revealed that the European football governing body will ban Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City from the Champions League semi-finals this Friday. This means that Paris Saint-Germain would be crowned champions for this season. Real Madrid were billed to take on Chelsea, while Manchester City tackle PSG in the semi-finals later this month. But due to their involvement in the new European Super League, the clubs may start facing the consequences of their decision sooner. Moller, the Danish FA chairman, told Danish outlet DR Sport that the members of the breakaway group who remain in this season’s Champions League will be removed from the competition. “[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are go...
Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho
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Wayne Rooney Blasts Tottenham for Sacking Mourinho

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has described Tottenham’s decision to sack their manager, Jose Mourinho as “crazy”. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after a run of not-too-good results with the north London side. The Portuguese is departing the club in less than a week to their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday. Spurs have won only one of their last six games and suffering a 2-1 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal. But Rooney, who worked with Mourinho at Manchester United, believes Tottenham manager should have delayed their decision. “I think it’s crazy doing it before a [Carabao] Cup final. It’s strange timing, anyway, before a cup final. “I’m sure they could have waited until after the cup final if that’s the direction they want to...
Thomas Tuchel reacts to sack of Mourinho by Tottenham
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Thomas Tuchel reacts to sack of Mourinho by Tottenham

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Tottenham’s decision to sack Jose Mourinho as their manager. Tuchel said he was ‘surprised by the decision to sack Mourinho and says he “did not see it coming.” Mourinho was relieved of his job on Monday with the club seventh in the Premier League having endured a difficult season all along. The north London side faces Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday. “More or less I’m always a bit surprised when it happens [a managerial sack],” Tuchel told the press when asked about Mourinho’s departure. “We’re all competitors and we all try to beat each other but in the end, we wish every manager has a good atmosphere and is in a good state and place to work. “It never feels good as another manager when someone is sacked but ...
“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan
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“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn't regretted it and is a living proof of a professional gay footballer. Being gay is something rarely spoken about in professional football. The 'ideal' footballer or soccer player is heterosexual which is why Brennan shocked the entire football world when he came out as gay. In 2020, an unnamed Premier League footballer, who has known since aged 14 that he gay, is said he is "too scared" to publicly come out because he feels that football has not "moved on" compared to the rest o...
Sir Alex Ferguson slams idea of Super League, speaks on Man Utd’s involvement
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Sir Alex Ferguson slams idea of Super League, speaks on Man Utd’s involvement

  Former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has said the idea of a breakaway European Super League, would be a departure from 70 years of football history. According to the Scot, fans love the Champions League as it is. There are reports that about 15 of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a breakaway league. The league which is planned to start in the 2023/2024 season, already has a $6 billion (£4.3bn) fund backing the project. “Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football,” Ferguson told Reuters. “Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest. “Everton ...
Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’
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Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has put Gareth Bale on a ‘blacklist’ after deciding he doesn’t want the player at the club next season, according to Sport. Bale has spoken about his desire to return to Spain after his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur ends. The Welshman has endured a torrid return to the Premier League club under Jose Mourinho. Bale struggled to recover from an injury and despite working his way back into the side and getting among the goals, he was dropped after a poor showing against Arsenal and hasn’t started a league game since. But he could end up in limbo at the end of the season, with Madrid eager to offload him in the summer. It is understood Perez has placed Bale on a ‘blacklist of players he doesn’t want at the club. Los Bla...
Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit
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Prince Andrew wears a suit to Philip’s funeral after Queen refused his demand to appear in full admiral’s outfit

Prince Andrew was pictured in a black suit as he walked behind his elder brother Charles as they followed their father Philip's Land Rover hearse to the St George's Chapel. His decision to wear a suit to the event came after the Queen denied his demand to wear an Admiral's uniform for the funeral. The Duke of York, who served in the Navy and fought in the Falklands War, only had his military medals pinned to his chest like the other members of the royal family. Prince Andrew walked in the second row of the procession adjacent to his brother Prince Edward, and behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne in the first row. Today's funeral at Windsor Castle is the first official outing for the Duke of York, who stepped back from public life in 2019 over his friendship with ...
I Would Rather go for Adoption than have Kids of my Own – Nigerian plus-size model, Monalisa Stephen, says
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I Would Rather go for Adoption than have Kids of my Own – Nigerian plus-size model, Monalisa Stephen, says

Plus-size model cum and actress, Monalisa Stephen, says she would rather go for adoption than have children of her own. Monalisa who recently had an interview with the Sun, said she took a decision when she was a teenager never to have a child of her own and is still standing by the decision. In her words; “Yes, I am still standing on my decision not to have my own kids. It was a decision I took when I was 16. I will rather go for adoption than have my own children. In fact, I may dedicate my life work to catering to kids around the world. I hope my future husband will understand and respect my decision.”
Rohr reacts as Ahmed Musa Joins Kano Pillars
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Rohr reacts as Ahmed Musa Joins Kano Pillars

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, is pleased with Ahmed Musa’s decision to rejoin Kano Pillars. Musa, this week, signed a short-term deal with the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side. However, the winger is expected to leave if he receives offers from Europe. Musa has not had a club since he left Saudi Arabia Professional League side Al Shabab in October. He almost joined Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion back in January, but the deal collapsed due to his wage demand. “I am very happy for Ahmed Musa to be able to play again with his old club of Kano Pillars,” Rohr told journalists.
NBA star, LaMarcus Aldridge Abruptly Retires From Basketball due to an Irregular Heartbeat
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NBA star, LaMarcus Aldridge Abruptly Retires From Basketball due to an Irregular Heartbeat

NBA star,  LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly announced his retirement from basketball over concerns about an irregular heartbeat he experienced during the last game he played. The 35-year-old seven-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA First-Team member disclosed his decision in a statement on Thursday, April 15, via his social media accounts. He had recently joined the Brooklyn Nets in the middle of the season after more than four years with the San Antonio Spurs. "My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried me even more," he wrote. "The next morning, I told the team what was going on and they were great getting me to the hospital and getting me checked out. "Though I’m better now, what I fe...
Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form
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Europa League: Solskjaer Blames Stadium Seats, Red Belts for Man Utd’s Poor Home Form

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has suggested the red wrap on the seats at Old Trafford, could have contributed to their inconsistent home form. According to him, the players were unable to pick each other out during games. United have won 27 points at Old Trafford this season, losing four times and drawing three. However, on the road, they have picked up 36 points and are unbeaten in 23 Premier League games. The Red Devils face Granada in their Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday, looking for a first knockout round home win in this season’s competition. Solskjaer feels the team are now at an advantage because the banners around the seats have changed. “You’ll see a change now, if you see the banners around the club, it’s not ...
The Simpsons actor, Hank Azaria apologises for his part in ‘structural racism’ for voicing Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the show
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The Simpsons actor, Hank Azaria apologises for his part in ‘structural racism’ for voicing Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the show

American actor, Hank Azaria has apologised for his part in "structural racism" by voicing an Indian character on The Simpsons. Azaria, who is white, had performed the voice of Indian shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon  in the long-running animated show since 1990 but stepped back last year as part of a change in casting culture in animation. The 56-year-old appeared on Monday's episode of the podcast "Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard" and spoke about the controversy after his character was accused of perpetuating harmful stereotypes about South Asian people. Speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, hosted by actors Dax Sheppard and Monica Padman, Azaria said: “I was speaking at my son's school, I was talking to the Indian kids there because I wanted to get their input. “A 17...
Poor Health Care makes a Woman Choose her job in America over Saving her Marriage in Nigeria
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Poor Health Care makes a Woman Choose her job in America over Saving her Marriage in Nigeria

A woman, faced between saving her marriage by staying in Nigeria or keeping a great job in America, chose the latter after a health scare that could have been fatal if she had been in Nigeria when it happened. SwiftaCorp's CEO, Victor Asemota, took to Twitter to share the news while tweeting about health care in Nigeria. He revealed that the woman made a decision to leave her husband in Nigeria and choose the job in the US after she had a ruptured fallopian tube. The incident made her realize she will be safer in the US. Victor wrote: "A friend who had been struggling to keep her great job in America and her marriage in Nigeria was forced to make a choice when she had a ruptured fallopian tube due to an ectopic pregnancy at Heathrow. She was lucky it didn't happen in the air. ...
Queen to have Final say on if Harry can use Royal title at Prince Philip’s Funeral
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Queen to have Final say on if Harry can use Royal title at Prince Philip’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II is yet to make a decision as to whether Prince Harry can be referred to as "His Royal Highness" during the funeral service for his grandfather, Prince Philip. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior royals, they gave up using their "HRH" titles. It is believed he could be referred to as simply as the "Duke of Sussex" for the service but it is up to the Queen to make the final decision. According to reports, Harry, who was stripped of his military titles, will not be expected to wear his military uniform during the funeral. On the other hand, Prince William could wear his military uniform at the service for his grandfather. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said anything which would "distinguish" the brothers is likel...
Rita Edochie responds to those asking her to show mercy after she vowed never to forgive Ada Jesus for the allegations she made against her and Prophet Odumejeje
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Rita Edochie responds to those asking her to show mercy after she vowed never to forgive Ada Jesus for the allegations she made against her and Prophet Odumejeje

Rita Edochie has reacted after people begged her to forgive Ada Jesus following her decision not to forgive the social media comedienne for the allegations she made against her and her religious leader, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje. Mercy Cynthia Ginikachukwu, better known by her stage name Ada Jesus, had claimed that Prophet Odumeje connives with Rita Edochie to stage fake miracles. She also claimed she helps Rita get men to sleep with her. Months after she made the allegations, she was diagnosed with a kidney problem that left her paralysed and mute. Her family took her to Odumejeje's church to beg for forgiveness but the pastor vowed not to forgive her until she produces those she claimed he connives with to stage fake miracles . On her part, Rita said there i...
Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United
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Tottenham Take Final Decision on Sacking Mourinho after 3-1 Defeat to Man United

  Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy has reached a decision over the future of manager Jose Mourinho after Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, according to Voetbal 24. The report says that the club hierarchy has decided to keep the Portuguese for next season simply because it will cost too much to sack him. The Portuguese, who took over from Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, is currently under significant pressure at the club following a series of poor performances by the team. Tottenham were beaten convincingly by Manchester United on Sunday afternoon making their chances of finishing top this season slimmer. Spurs still have the League Cup final to play which could be the only source of silverware this season. It has previously been reported that Levy wil...
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 United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Roy Keane Slams Son, Referee Over Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  Manchester United legend Roy Keane has lambasted Tottenham forward, Son Heung-Min after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had an Edinson Cavani goal disallowed for a foul from Scott McTominay. Cavani thought he had put Manchester United ahead ten minutes from half time when the Uruguay international slotted home from a superb pass from Paul Pogba pass down the inside-left channel. However, Cavani’s goal was ruled out after a VAR review that showed McTominay had caught Son in the face. And Keane, a Manchester United legend was furious about the ref’s decision and Son’s attitude, describing the South Korean international as ’embarrassing’ for the way he rolled around on the pitch. “I’m amazed really,” Keane told Sky Sports. “I have to say if this is a foul then we shou...
Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month
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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting that held on Friday, April 9. He said all house officers who are yet to be paid will be paid on Monday, April 12. Okhuaihesuyi said the strike has been suspended for one month and that doctors working in isolation centres will resume at 8am on Sunday, April 11 while resident doctors in other hospitals ...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Koeman Blames Referees for 2-1 Defeat in El Clasico
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Koeman Blames Referees for 2-1 Defeat in El Clasico

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized the referees for not awarding his side a late penalty, as they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid on Saturday. Ferland Mendy appeared to pull Martin Braithwaite down in the last 10 minutes. But referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. “Everyone has seen the game and if you’re a Barca fan, you’re angry; you’re not happy with some of the referee’s decisions,” Koeman told Movistar after the final whistle. “First of all, I just want to say that in the first half, we weren’t good, attacking or defending. In the second half, we improved. “I only ask that referees get decisions right. It’s a penalty and then, after that, to only add four minutes of stoppage time when the referee had spent three ...
Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp
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Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he benched Sadio Mane in his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.   Klopp said Liverpool’s next week’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Real Madrid did not influence his decision to drop Mane to the bench against Aston Villa at Anfield. According to him, he made the decision based on performance. Two second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool all three points against Aston Villa. Asked if the game against Real Madrid played a part in his team selection, Klopp said at his post-match press conference: “No, not it’s pure coincidence that you brought up at that moment. “Well, not you personally, but the media brought up Sadio didn’t score f...
Davido’s lawyer, Prince reacts to Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay
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Davido’s lawyer, Prince reacts to Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay

Davido's lawyer, Prince has reacted to the singer's former fiancé, Chioma blocking him on Instagram and rumor of being gay. Prince who was asked why Chioma blocked him in a question and answer session with some of his followers, stated that they have a brother/sister relationship as they argue a lot. The singer's lawyer who admitted that Chioma has repeatedly blocked him on Instagram, stated that he doesn't know why she took the recent decision but hope to find out soon. Prince also debunked rumor of being gay or bisexual by stating that he wouldn't have married if he was one. He added that he is very comfortable in himself to hide or be worried about what someone thinks about his sexuality.
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates
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Mikel Arteta Reacts to Arsenal midfielder’s plea to leave Emirates

  Mikel Arteta has responded to Lucas Torreira’s emotional public plea to leave the club. Arteta is calling on the midfielder to remain calm after the Arsenal midfielder requested to be sold this summer following the death of his mother. Torreira joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and made a positive impression under former manager, Unai Emery. The Uruguay international, however, found life much difficult during his second season at the club, after Emery put him in a more advanced role. He then featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign but was hit by an ankle injury and he is now struggling to win his place back in the team upon his return to fitness. The midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid following Arsenal’s decision to sign...
Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 
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Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 

Hip Hop icon, DMX has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus while in the hospital fighting for his life. Recall the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was hospitalized at White Plains Hospital last Friday after suffering a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack and is "facing serious health issues. He was reported without oxygen for like 30 minutes while unconscious when police arrived on the scene on April 2 and transported him to the Hospital. The rapper was scheduled for critical brain function tests today to determine the decision that his family will have to make. But it has now been revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to VladTV, X’s manager Steve Rifkind said he tested positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital. The posi...
Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life
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Fifa Bans Chad from Football Activities for Life

Global football governing body, FIFA has banned Chad from football until further notice. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the Fifa Council on Wednesday and takes effect immediately. Note that in December 2020, Fifa had rejected a request from the country’s ministry of sports to dissolve the Chadian Football Federation. On March 10, the minister for youth and sports released a statement to prevent the Chadian Football Association, FTFA, from performing its obligatory duties due to a dispute between both parties. CAF then disqualified Chad from the Africa Cup of Nations qualification race, just a few days prior to their fixtures against Namibia and Mali, following the sport Minister's actions. FIFA has now waded in, banning the country henceforth. FIFA says t...
Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, Start Martinelli
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Arsenal vs Slavia Prague: Arteta told to drop Aubameyang, Start Martinelli

  Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has urged manager Mikel Arteta to drop captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to him, Gabriel Martinelli should take Aubameyang’s place in the starting XI. Arteta dropped Aubameyang a few weeks ago for the North London Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur, after he arrived late for a team meeting. The Gabon striker was again ineffective as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Liverpool on Saturday. And ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague at the Emirates, Keown feels Arteta has to make a similar decision again. “Arteta has a big decision to make on his captain. He set an example by dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the north London derby recently. “Should Arteta not be dropping him for perfo...
Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom
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Thiago Silva breaks silence on red card, Chelsea’s 5-2 loss to West Brom

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva has reacted to the red card he received from referee David Coote during the Blues Premier League match against West Brom on Saturday. The Brazilian was shown a second yellow card leading to him being sent off during the shocking 5-2 defeat to West Brom at home on Saturday. According to the Brazilian, who was playing his first game for Chelsea after two months following an injury-enforced absence, his tackle on Matheus Pereira “was not an expulsion move.” Chelsea appeared to be on a smooth ride to victory when Christian Pulisic put them ahead in the 26th minute but the game changed completely two minutes when Silva was shown a second yellow card for a reckless challenge on Okay Yokuslu. The Brazilian veteran defender had earlier recei...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Why I substituted Christian Pulisic during EPL defeat – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has explained why he substituted winger, Christian Pulisic, during his side’s Premier League 5-2 defeat against West Brom on Saturday. Tuchel substituted Pulisic, who scored a goal against West Brom, before the start of the second half at Stamford Bridge. The American international was replaced by Mason Mount as goals from Matheus Pereira (2), Callum Robinson (2) and Mbaye Diagne gave West Brom all three points against Chelsea. But Tuchel is now saying that he substituted Pulisic during Chelsea’s defeat against West Brom because the 22-year-old complained about a hamstring problem. “Christian [Pulisic] did a sprint when he came back out for the second half and said that he felt his hamstring would not survive the game if he continued,” Tuchel sa...
Suspected Herdsmen Attack Farmer in Oyo
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Suspected Herdsmen Attack Farmer in Oyo

A retired school principal cum farmer, Modede Ojedokun, is reportedly lying in a critical state in the hospital after he was matcheted by suspected herdsmen who attacked him on his farm in lsokun area of lgangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday April 3. The Nation reports that trouble started when a herder directed his cows to feed on the yam flour the victim had spread on the floor for sun drying. The retired principal was said to have, in anger, challenged the decision of the herder but was met by a resistant herder, who drew out his machete with an intention to strike him. The farmer, it was gathered while trying to block the machete with his bare hand, suffered a deep cut in the process. Residents say that despite the first cut, the herder d...
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.’ “...
Messi not Like in 2005 but Still World’s Best – Klopp Tackles Southgate Over Alexander-Arnold
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Messi not Like in 2005 but Still World’s Best – Klopp Tackles Southgate Over Alexander-Arnold

  Liverpool boss, Jürgen Klopp, has tackled the national team coach, Gareth Southgate over his decision to leave defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold out of England’s latest squad. Klopp said he, “doesn’t understand,” why the Liverpool star was dropped from the recent World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. Southgate’s decision suggested that the 22-year-old had fallen short of standard this season. The coach had already been criticised by former internationals such as Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Peter Crouch and Ian Wright for his reluctance to find a place for the Liverpool star. Alexander-Arnold is the current PFA Young Player of the Year and one of the stand-out full-backs in world football over the past three seasons. He played significan...
Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks
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Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks

Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola will fly to England, to hold talks with at least four Premier League clubs over a potential summer transfer. According to Mundo Deportivo, Alf-Inge and Raiola will meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City in London. The two were pictured in Spain on Thursday and are believed to have held discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid. But they will explore a number of possibilities for Haaland, before making a final decision. Haaland himself is known to be very keen on the Premier League, with the 20-year-old having been born in Yorkshire and his dad having played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City. It certainly seems the English sides would be more likely to be able to afford Haaland, with ...
Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte
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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte

Russian boxer, Alexander Povetkin has been left ‘upset’ after he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last week. However, according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, he is yet to make a decision on his retirement. Povetkin was stopped in the fourth round as Whyte avenged last summer’s shock defeat in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ rematch in Gibraltar. He had hoped to stay on course for another world heavyweight title fight, having challenged Anthony Joshua unsuccessfully in 2018. “Yes, we’ve talked right after the fight,” Ryabinskiy told Sky Sports. “Sasha, of course, is upset that he couldn’t beat Dillian. “But it’s sport, you need to be prepared for any outcome.”
Buhari not a Medical Tourist, he has Retained UK Doctors for 30 Years – Garba Shehu
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Buhari not a Medical Tourist, he has Retained UK Doctors for 30 Years – Garba Shehu

Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has stated that President Buhari is not a medical tourist following the controversy his recent trip to the UK for medical checkup ignited. In an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday March 30, Shehu said his principal has retained his doctors in the UK for over 30 years. He added that Buhari is wise and quite correct in his decision to consistently retain the set of doctors who have ensured good health for him. Shehu said;   “I think that, unfortunately, there is the misconception of the president’s trip, seen in the context of medical tourism. “President Buhari is not a medical tourist — if somebody has kept retainership with medical experts; we are talking about 30 years and plus. “Each year, they view you and exami...
The Best Decision I Have Taken Is Picking Nigeria Ahead Of England – Ola Aina
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The Best Decision I Have Taken Is Picking Nigeria Ahead Of England – Ola Aina

Fulham defender Ola Aina says his decision to play for Nigeria is the best thing he has done in his career after helping Nigeria qualify for another Africa Cup of Nations. Aina started the 1-0 win over Benin Republic on Saturday but was substituted with Chidozie Awaziem before Paul Onuachu scored what ended as the winner in the third and final minute of time added on. Nigeria have already secured top spot of and qualification for the AFCON even before the game on Saturday making it almost a possibility for Aina to play in another Africa Cup of Nations. His first was the 2019 edition. “ I can’t wait to play in another major tournament with the Super Eagles and bring joy to Nigerians. The national team means so much to the people here”, he said after this evening training in Lag...
British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation
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British Charity Kept Meghan Markle’s £10,000 Donation a Secret Because they Feared She Could Damage their Reputation

British charity said it kept a £10,000 donation from Meghan Markle a secret because they feared her donation could damage the charity's reputation. In August last year, Meghan Markle, 39, gifted funds from The Royal Foundation to Nottingham charity Himmah - a community project tackling poverty, racism and social exclusion. Director Sajid Mohammad told the BBC a decision was made not to speak publicly about the donation because it was feared it could damage Himmah's reputation. However after Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan's bombshell tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, in which they made accusations of racism within the Royal Family, the charity felt they "needed to show solidarity" with the duchess. He admitted: "The reason we didn't go public is the trustees took a view that she wa...
Ronaldo Under Fire for Walking Off Pitch after Disallowed Goal Against Serbia
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Ronaldo Under Fire for Walking Off Pitch after Disallowed Goal Against Serbia

  Former Portugal international, Fernando Meira, has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to walk off the field and throw his captain’s armband away, calling it “unacceptable” behaviour. Ronaldo stormed off the pitch before the final whistle, after he was denied a clear winner in their 2-2 draw with Serbia in a UEFA World Cup Group A qualifier. Stefan Mitrovic attempted to clear Ronaldo’s off the line, but despite his efforts, it crossed into the goal. However, referee Danny Makkelie waved on play, and there was no VAR or goal-line technology to check the call. “It’s a clear goal, but Ronaldo cannot throw Portugal’s captain’s armband on the floor. “Cristiano’s reaction is natural but unacceptable for the captain of the national team. You cannot throw the captain’...
99% of Gospel Artistes are Poor and Arrogant – Asu Ekiye
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99% of Gospel Artistes are Poor and Arrogant – Asu Ekiye

Popular Gospel singer Asu Ekiye has stated that majority of the gospel artistes in Nigeria are poor and arrogant His made the statement in a Facebook post on Sunday, which he titled . GOSPEL ARTISTES AND ARROGANCE. He wrote: GOSPEL ARTISTES AND ARROGANCE I honoured an invitation three weeks ago and was chauffered by my host to the venue a little behind schedule. But already, I had asked my team to go to the venue and wait for me. While they were there at the venue, they held a brief unscheduled meeting with themselves and reached a decision on what they think would be best for me. So immediately I arrived, the team leader (name withheld), I know he is reading this, whispered to me, “Oga, we need to talk o.” “About what?” I retorted. “Oga, you don big pass some ...
Thomas Muller Responds to Claims that Germany ‘Stole’ Nigerian-born Musaila from England
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Thomas Muller Responds to Claims that Germany ‘Stole’ Nigerian-born Musaila from England

  Bayern Munich star, Thomas Muller, has refuted claims that Germany ‘stole’ Nigerian-born youngster, Jamal Musiala from England. Muller said he found “no English blood” in Musaila’s bloodline when the teenager pledged his international allegiance to Germany. A battle for Musaila’s International future raged between Germany and England with Nigeria hoping they can still acquire his services. But the young player chose Germany. Musiala represented England at the youth level, having grown up in London and spent time with Chelsea, he, however, opted to play for the land of his birth at the senior level. There were claims in the English media that Germany stole the player from England but speaking to Daily Mail, Muller said, “I don’t know if we stole him. “I looke...
Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak
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Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak

Government Girls College in Mabera has been shut down by the Sokoto government following a cholera outbreak which has killed two students. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna who made the announcement said 70 students were affected but only 20 are currently at the isolation centre. Haruna said the decision to shut down the school became necessary to address the problem, and further stated that a high powered medical team have been deployed to the school. Daily Trust reported that the two students who died were temporarilyy transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools in the banditry prone areas by the state government. Haruna however dismissed insinuations that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school.The school whi...
AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far
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AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far

  After Thursday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, half of the teams that will play at the tournament have been confirmed. Comoros, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana and Egypt have joined Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and hosts Cameroon in January’s tournament. Gambia qualified for their first-ever AFCON after a 1-0 win over Angola. Assan Ceesay netted the winning goal after an hour, ensuring The Gambia clinched one of the two tickets from Group D. The other slot was secured by Gabon who beat DR Congo 3-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers. Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Kenya, was enough to get the point they needed in Group G to qualify, while Ghana drew 1-1 in South Africa to make it throu...
Premier League Referees to Make Changes to VAR
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Premier League Referees to Make Changes to VAR

  Premier League teams have been informed by refereeing chiefs that they will come up with a plan to “change and improve” the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system ahead of next season, the UK Times reports. VAR is being implemented for the second year in England’s top flight. However, it has been marred by controversial incidents. Clubs were told at a Premier League shareholders meeting on Thursday, that changes would be passed on to officials, so that they could work on them this summer. The plan will revolve around consistent decision making and marginal offsides. The referees and match officials have been accused of lacking consistency as it concerns red cards and penalty calls. Similar incidents have been officiated differently, which has caused frustratio...
Nigeria National Team did not Contract me – Daniel Akpeyi reacts to Super Eagles snub
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Nigeria National Team did not Contract me – Daniel Akpeyi reacts to Super Eagles snub

  Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has expressed disappointment over the decision of Nigerian coach, Gernot Rohr, to drop him from the Super Eagles squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Akpeyi only managed to make the Super Eagles standby list, while Maduka Okoye, Francis Uzoho and John Noble received the nod for the fixtures against Benin and Lesotho from Rohr. Rohr’s men will tackle Benin in Porto Novo on Saturday and face Lesotho three days later in Lagos. Akpeyi while expressing his sadness said he was not contracted to the Nigeria national team, adding that he just needs to focus on his club side. “The truth is that I’m concerned. Nothing surprises me in football anymore because I have been in the...
Actor Johnny Depp Denied Appeal in ‘wife beater’ Libel Case
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Actor Johnny Depp Denied Appeal in ‘wife beater’ Libel Case

Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp's appeal to overturn a damning high court ruling which backed a report that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and left her in fear for her life, has been struck out. The actor was denied an appeal in his U.K. libel case against The Sun publisher, News Group Newspapers, after he sought to overturn the 2020 ruling of the tabloid accurately calling him a “wife beater.” After a highly publicized three-week trial in 2020, Justice Nicol ruled that the label was “substantially true” regarding his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor asked the court of appeal to grant permission for him to challenge the ruling, with the aim of having its findings overturned and a retrial ordered. Part of Depp’s argument relied on further evidence that Heard ...
Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club
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Juventus takes final decision on Pirlo, Ronaldo leaving club

  Juventus has taken a final decision on the teams manager, Andrea Pirlo and forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving the club. Recall that call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy earlier this month after Juventus crashed out from the Champions League against FC Porto, while Ronaldo was linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, Juventus vice-chairman, Pavel Nedved, has now decided that Pirlo and Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions at the end of the season. According to Nedved, Pirlo will continue his role as Juventus coach, while Ronaldo will see out the rest of his contract. “For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched,” Nedved told DAZN. “He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen. “Cristiano, both technically...
Footballer, Dele Alli Joins Dating app after Being Dumped by his Girlfriend of Five Years, Ruby Mae
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Footballer, Dele Alli Joins Dating app after Being Dumped by his Girlfriend of Five Years, Ruby Mae

Tottenham and England midfielder, Dele Alli is reportedly looking for love on celebrity dating app, Raya, after being 'dumped' by his model girlfriend, Ruby Mae The 24-year-old born to a Nigerian father, Kehinde Alli, a multi-millionaire businessman and British mother, Denise, is said to be 'gutted' after his girlfriend of five-years, 25, decided to end things, prompting his decision to join the exclusive platform used by the likes of Cara Delevingne, Adele, and Ben Affleck, Daily Mail reports. In his Raya cover photo, Dele is pictured posing in a navy suit and grey tie while sipping on a beverage. Speaking of his love life, a pal said to The Sun: 'Dele’s still gutted about the break-up with Ruby but knows he’s got to look to the future. 'His pride was dented but now he...

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