Thursday, April 15

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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...
Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer
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Cavani not Sure about Signing new Contract with Man United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani is not sure about signing a new one year contract with Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician, however, urged the 34-year-old to sign the deal and remain at the club. Cavani put up a good performance on Sunday as Manchester United scored two goals in the second half to beat Tottenham in London. The former Paris Saint-Germain striker scored his eighth goal of the season to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 3-1 up, with a fantastic diving header, while his first half strike was ruled out by VAR. Solskjaer wants Cavani to remain at Old Trafford and wants to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his existing deal to ensure he stays until 2022. The striker is torn between staying at the club and returning...
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...
Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta
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Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners will hope for a better result in the second leg with Slavia now in a more advantageous position. Arteta’s side failed to take a number of opportunities during the game and the Gunners’ Europa League ambition is now hanging in the balance. Arteta told reporters after the game, “It’s difficult [to beat them] because they were a good opponent. They have beaten some big teams and are really difficult to play against. “They have a lot of man-to-man si...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto
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Joe Cole Hails one Chelsea Player after 2-0 Win at Porto

  Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, was full of praise for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, after his superb performance during their 2-0 Champions League win away at Porto on Wednesday. Mount scored his first goal in the competition, with a fantastic piece of skill and finish from Jorginho’s pass. Ben Chilwell made it 2-0 in the second half, giving the Blues a big advantage ahead of the second leg at home. But Cole was most impressed by Mount and said on BT Sport: “He’s a manager’s dream, he has the natural ability to impact a game. “He does the tactics to a ‘T’ off the ball, in the difficult spell just before Tuchel came in, he stood up, he is a leader.”
Update: UK Police confirm body found in Epping Forest lake as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye
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Update: UK Police confirm body found in Epping Forest lake as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye

UK Police have confirmed the body found in a lake in Epping Forest as missing Nigerian student, Richard Okorogheye. The 19-year-old Nigerian student at Oxford Brookes University, who has sickle cell disease, left his family home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London on the evening of March 22 and was reported missing two days later. He was last seen on CCTV in Loughton, Essex, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 23, walking towards Epping Forest.  Okorogheye's mother Evidence Joel described her son as "a treasure" and said he had spoken of "struggling to cope" with university pressures and had been shielding during COVID-19 lockdowns. She told Sky News of her son: "It's my baby, it's my treasure. He's my oxygen, he's my crown. He's everything to me, he's the re...
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...
Chelsea’s Kovacic Opens up on Rudiger’s fight with Kepa
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Chelsea’s Kovacic Opens up on Rudiger’s fight with Kepa

Chelsea midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, has opened up on Antonio Rudiger’s training ground fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. Recall that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, had dismissed Rudiger from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa. Rudiger and Kepa were involved in an altercation at Chelsea’s training ground following their Premier League 5-2 home shock defeat against West Brom over the weekend. Reacting to the development ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Porto on Wednesday night, Kovacic insisted that the incident has been left behind, adding that it was just a competition in the dressing room. Asked about the scuffle involving Rudiger and Kepa, Kovacic told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday: “It’s not a big dea...
Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface
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Young Nigerian lady dies after she allegedly fell and hit her head on a hard surface

A young Nigerian lady identified as Blessing Nyityo has allegedly died from a head injury she sustained after a fall. According to her brother, the University of Mkar graduate fondly called Viju, went into coma after she slumped and hit her head somewhere on Easter Sunday, April 4.  She was rushed to the hospital where she later died Benue activist, Ukan Kurugh, who confirmed the sad news on Monday, April 5, said he called her sister after the incident and she assurred her that Blessing will come out of coma. "The news of your death wrecked my birthday yesterday blessing, haba !!! I spoke to your elder sister and assured her you will come out of the coma but God said come home my daughter. You have been a very strong lady, hardworking and lively. It's difficult to say good...
Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time
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Leicester City vs Man City: What Guardiola told his Players at Half-time

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has revealed Pep Guardiola’s half-time team talk as they played 0-0 with Leicester City after the first 45 minutes on Saturday. Guardiola told his players to dominate the game and be patient against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Guardiola’s men defeated Leicester, thanks to second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus. Asked what Guardiola said at the break to inspire Man City’s second-half display, Bruyne told Sky Sports: “To do the same [dominate the game]. Obviously, we created chances, and we should have scored, but that happens. “We knew the way they play against us, it’s going to be really difficult, they play really defensive, so we have to be patient, and I think that’s what we did. “I’m very happy fo...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea
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Sam Allardyce Criticises Premier League after West Brom’s 5-2 win over Chelsea

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce has criticised the Premier League after his side’s 5-2 win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Englishman believes that the Premier League are making things difficult for West Brom with their hectic scheduling as they (his team) fight to avoid relegation. West Brom produced what could be argued as the upset of the season on Saturday with a dramatic 5-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Prior to the game, Chelsea were unbeaten in 14 games under Thomas Tuchel. But Sam Allardyce’s side inflicted a first defeat on Tuchel, scoring five goals in the process. Matheus Pereira and substitute Callum Robinson both scored twice after Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and Mbaye Diagne added the 5th. Although Allardyce is aware ...
Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Kurt Zouma Gives reasons for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea defender, Kurt Zouma has suggested that the Blues suffered a shocking 5-2 defeat at home to West Brom on Saturday because they were not focused. The Frenchman admitted that the defeat was ‘difficult to swallow,’ but urged his teammates to quickly bounce back. The defeat on Saturday ended Thomas Tuchel’s 14-match unbeaten run in all competitions since he took over from Frank Lampard in January. The Blues looked on course for another victory after Christian Pulisic fired them ahead in the 26th minute at Stamford Bridge. However, Thiago Silva’s second yellow card in the 28th minute turned the game on its head with Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson both completing braces. Mbaye Diagne fired in the 5th for the relegation battling visitors shortly before Ma...
Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat
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Hargreaves Names Chelsea player that may not play again following 5-2 defeat

  Owen Hargreaves has said that Kurt Zouma may find it difficult featuring for Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel again following his poor performance against West Brom on Saturday. Chelsea were handed a shocking 5-2 defeat at home by relegation battling Sam Allardyce’s side and Hargreaves believes Zouma should take huge part of the blame. According to the Englishman, the French defender may find it difficult winning back the trust of Tuchel as a result of his performance. Tuchel tested his first defeat in Chelsea colours on Saturday with his 14-match unbeaten record crashing to a halt at Stamford Bridge. The Blues took the lead midway through the first half through Christian Pulisic but Thiago Silva received a second yellow card and was sent off just two minutes after Blu...
I Have Great Option of Two Top Goalkeepers – Solskjaer on Man Utd’s First-choice Goalkeeper
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I Have Great Option of Two Top Goalkeepers – Solskjaer on Man Utd’s First-choice Goalkeeper

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has spoken about his first-choice goalkeeper, with David de Gea’s return. The Red Devils welcome Brighton on Sunday in the Premier League. Dean Henderson had featured in United’s last six features, after De Gea was given permission to fly to Spain for the birth of his child. Despite a number of high-profile mistakes by De Gea this season, Solskjaer has remained loyal to the Spaniard for United’s biggest games. With both goalkeepers now available, Solskjaer has said he will use both Henderson and De Gea in the coming weeks, rather than install either as his first choice. “I have the great option of two top goalkeepers and it’s a pleasure to have them here. “We’ve got nine games, plus five in the Europa League h...
Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death
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Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death

Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, has said he wants to join Boca Juniors in order to be closer to his family, following his mother’s death. In an emotional interview with ESPN Argentina, Torreira who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, confirmed his mother had passed after a battle with COVID-19. The Uruguay international also admitted he has long dreamed of playing for Boca, and he intends to fulfil the wish of his father by returning to South America. Torreira said: “I am trying to understand the situation. It is difficult to come to terms with it but as time passes, we will come to live with this pain. “My mother was 53 years old and died from Covid. There was an outbreak in Fray Bentos (Torreira’s hometown in Uruguay) and she spent 11 days fighting but on Monday ...
Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah
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Real Madrid Lost Ronaldo, Signed Unlucky Hazard – Mohamed Salah

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has noted that former Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has been unlucky at Real Madrid. Salah also said that the La Liga giants lost their best player in history, Cristiano Ronaldo when they allowed the Portuguese star to leave the Bernabeu in 2018. The Egyptian spoke ahead of Liverpool’s battle with Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter finals. The Belgian captain, Hazard, has endured a difficult time at Real Madrid since joining from Chelsea in 2019, being mostly stopped by injuries, scoring only three La Liga goals, in 20 starts. Salah and Hazard played together at Chelsea for 18 months, before the Egyptian forward moved on to Roma for £12million. Speaking to Marca, Salah, 28, said, “They’ve [Real] lost some great players, like Cristi...
Adamawa Police Arrest Woman and two Members of her Syndicate for Sending Threat Messages to People to pay Ransom or be Kidnapped
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Adamawa Police Arrest Woman and two Members of her Syndicate for Sending Threat Messages to People to pay Ransom or be Kidnapped

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three members of a text-message kidnap syndicate including a woman, for extortion and threat to life. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspects specialise in threatening and extorting innocent citizens. He gave their names as Zainab Ahondu 50, from Jalingo,Taraba State, Suleiman Adamu,34, a resident of No .18 Alkali Street, Demsawo, Yola North, and Abdullahi Ayuba, 36 a resident of Ghana Crescent,Bekaji, Yola North. Nguroje said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts at Viniklang and Doubeli in Girei and Yola North local government Areas on Saturday, March 27, following report received and intense search by the Police De...
Serbia vs Portugal: Our Nation is Being Harmed – Ronaldo Reacts after Dumping Captain Armband
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Serbia vs Portugal: Our Nation is Being Harmed – Ronaldo Reacts after Dumping Captain Armband

  Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted after his angry display during Portugal’s 2-2 draw against Serbia in a World Cup qualification game on Saturday. Ronaldo could not believe his bad luck after the referee got his goal disallowed because VAR was not there to help him. Replay showed that the ball definitely rolled over the goal line after Ronaldo’s shot with even the Serbia players confirming it as goal after watching the replay. Ronaldo was left fuming knowing that Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared his stoppage time effort when the ball had crossed the line, and Dutch referee, Danny Makkelie, waved play on and showed the Juventus superstar a yellow card for protesting. The former Real Madrid star took off the captain’s armband and slammed it on the ground in ange...
Meghan Markle’s Dad Drives to his Daughter’s Neighbour, Oprah’s Winfrey’s Home with a Letter
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Meghan Markle’s Dad Drives to his Daughter’s Neighbour, Oprah’s Winfrey’s Home with a Letter

Thomas Markle was pictured delivering a letter to Oprah Winfrey’s house, asking for an interview with the US TV host. He drove up to Oprah's property in Montecito, California, which is close to his daughter Meghan Markle's home, and handed the letter to a security guard on Thursday, March 25. The 76-year-old, who made the trip from his house in Rosarito, Mexico, wants to tell his side of the story, it is claimed. A source told The Sun: "Thomas delivered a letter to Oprah asking her to contact him so he could tell his side of the story. "This was not a note to Meghan and Harry, it was meant for Oprah. "Thomas watched the interview she did with them and feels he deserves a chance to have his say." Meghan Markle and her dad have not spoken for four years. Duri...
Chadian Lady Nabbed at Abuja Airport with 234 Grams of Heroin Concealed in Private part
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Chadian Lady Nabbed at Abuja Airport with 234 Grams of Heroin Concealed in Private part

A Chadian lady, Vivien Tarmadji, pictured above, has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, while trying to board an Ethiopian airline flight 911 enroute Addis Ababa-Italy with 234.35 grams of heroin concealed in her private part. A statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi today March 26, states that she was nabbed by vigilant narcotics agents during an outward clearance of the airline at the boarding gate after being scanned. ''Under interrogation, she claimed she was contacted by a man who called her from Italy to collect the drug from one man who delivered the illicit substance to her in a hotel she lodged in Lagos early in the morning before she took her f...
“It’s Sad to Stay Without Almighty Germany” – Nigerian Man Laments as he marks two Years Since his Deportation
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“It’s Sad to Stay Without Almighty Germany” – Nigerian Man Laments as he marks two Years Since his Deportation

A Nigerian man, Prince Clement Egbule from Rivers state, has expressed his frustration with life as he marks two years since he was deported from Germany. Egbule, who currently lives in Libya, said that he was deported from Germany in March 25, 2019. According to him, living in the war-torn country is difficult especially after having experienced life in Europe. "Today making it 2 years Germany deported me back to Africa Nigeria, 25 march 2019 from Frankfurt airport Germany flight moved 10:30am and arrived in Lagos airport Nigeria 5:30pm, its very sad moment and memory to stay without almighty Germany." he wrote. "Today is my sad day, but God is my strength, God will see me through all my difficulties. Staying in Libya after experiencing the life of Europe especially Ge...
World Cup qualification: Griezmann criticises teammate, questions Deschamps after France 1-1 with Ukraine
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World Cup qualification: Griezmann criticises teammate, questions Deschamps after France 1-1 with Ukraine

  France winger, Antoine Griezmann has criticised his teammates and questioned coach Didier Deschamps tactics after France were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Ukraine in the 2022 World Cup qualifying encounter on Wednesday. France’s head coach, Deschamps adopted a 4-4-2 formation rather than his usual 4-2-3-1, and the team found it difficult to adjust to the new tactics. Griezmann fired France in front, in the 19th minute with a curled effort, but France were punished in the second half, as Presnel Kimpembe’s own goal gave Ukraine a point. Speaking to TF1 after the match, the Barcelona forward, said, “We needed maybe more offensive players who are able to go one-v-one on the sidelines. “We will learn to play in a system like that and try to start winning again. W...
Nicky Butt Leaves Manchester United
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Nicky Butt Leaves Manchester United

Nicky Butt has quit his role as Manchester United’s head of first team development. Butt, who has also previously been head of the academy, explained he is leaving to pursue “a new professional challenge.” “I already know from my playing days how difficult it is to leave Manchester United. “But it feels like the right moment for a new professional challenge and I look forward to exploring opportunities that build on the great experiences I’ve had here over the past nine years,” Butt said. Butt he took over as head of United’s academy in February 2016, after ending his playing career in 2011. In July 2019, he took on the newly created role of head of first-team development, to help youngsters make the step up into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s senior squad.
Benin vs Nigeria: Why it will be Difficult for Super Eagles to Win – Rohr
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Benin vs Nigeria: Why it will be Difficult for Super Eagles to Win – Rohr

  Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said the Republic of Benin will be hard to beat on their own turf. Nigeria take on the Squirrels at Porto-Novo’s Stade Charles de Gaulle on Saturday. Michel Dussuyer’s men are currently on a five-game unbeaten run. Benin have also not lost at home for eight years, as the last time they were beaten was against Algeria in 2013. “Benin have not lost a match for eight years at home. The last time they lost was in 2013. So you can imagine we want to be the first team to win there in eight years. “It will not be easy, they have a very good defence. They were quarter-finalists in the last AFCON tournament. They eliminated Morocco,” Rohr told reporters.
Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano
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Cristiano Ronaldo Doing Juventus More Harm than good – Antonio Cassano

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing the club more harm than good and has created a ‘big problem’ for manager Andrea Pirlo. This claim was made by former Italy and Real Madrid striker, Antonio Cassano. According to Cassano, Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid to win the Champions League, and they failed. Juventus are enduring a difficult season with Ronaldo at the heart of the team. Pirlo’s men are currently in the third position on the Serie A table with 10 points behind leaders InterMilan. The Serie A champions were recently eliminated from the Champions League by FC Porto. “Juventus got rid of a coach [Max Allegri] who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was ...
Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa
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Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects for alleged kidnapping and robbery and recovered three single barrel guns. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, March 21, in Yola, said the suspects were responsible for the kidnap of Engineer Elan Jobbo, a principal of VTC Jabbi Lamba, Alhaji Jauro Mamburso and Alkani Zumbe, all of Girei and Song Local government Area, around May, 2020. The suspects; Usman Sale, 40, a resident of Muleng, Song LGA, Lawali Sale, 37, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA and Yerima Alhaji Dadi, 36, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA. Nguroje said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts in Muleng and Chigari Villages of Song and Fufore Local govern...
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...
Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos
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Martin Keown Identifies Arsenal Star that did ‘Especially Well’ During 1-0 Defeat to Olympiacos

  Arsenal hero, Martin Keown has hailed Gabriel Martinelli for doing especially well during the Gunners 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos on Thursday. Arsenal secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate victory against Olympiacos despite losing 1-0 at the Emirates on Thursday night. Having built up a 3-1 lead in the away leg, the Gunners made lives difficult for themselves with a laboured display. Youssef El-Arabi cut inside and scored a deflected effort in the second half to put the pressure on Arsenal. Martinelli came on in the 81st minute and set up Aubameyang with a teasing cross, but the striker’s flick was saved and his athletic bicycle kick on the rebound sailed over the bar. The 19-year-old Martinelli, who impressed with 10 goal...
Eden Hazard May Never Play Football Again – Dr. Gonzalez
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Eden Hazard May Never Play Football Again – Dr. Gonzalez

Belgium and Real Madrid footballer, Eden Hazard 'may never play football again', a top doctor in Spain has warned. According to the doctor, the former Chelsea playmaker's career could be in doubt if he performs a third operation on his ankle. It has been a miserable time for Hazard in Spain since moving from Chelsea in 2019. Hazard, 30, has been plagued by persistent problems with his left ankle and been unable to reproduce the quality football he was known for at Stamford Bridge. Hazard has been restricted to just 14 appearances this season and the playmaker has failed to provide a single assist. Real Madrid want Hazard to postpone surgery but Belgium reportedly want him to have it immediately so he can play this summer's rescheduled Euro 2020. But Dr Jose Gonzal...
No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel
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No Club Wants to Play Against Chelsea – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that no club in the Champions League wants to play against the Blues. Tuchel said this after Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge to qualify for the last-8 on 3-0 aggregate. Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri gave Chelsea the victory over Diego Simeone’s side. “The most important thing is we deserve this,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference. “They play with a special bond, and results like this give you a certain edge to achieve special things. “I’m sure no one wants to play against us. This will be a difficult challenge, but on we go, no need to be afraid. We take what we get.”
‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi
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‘You Know you Can’t Leave’ – Laporta to Messi

New Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has made a direct plea to Lionel Messi to stay at the club, barely hours after he was sworn into office on Wednesday, March 17. He won club elections last week and has returned to the helm of the club 11 years after leaving the post in 2010. With Lionel Messi nearing the end of his contract and rumors of him leaving the club due to his unhappiness at the club, Laporta has now appealed to the Barca star in a speech he made to members. Prior to his speech, Laporta and Messi, were pictured embracing prior to the new president's speech. Speaking to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Laporta said. "In our first spell we had the best players in Barca history, but if we were successful it was because we had stability," Laporta explained. "...
Meghan Markle’s Half-sister Releases Never-before-seen Family Photo with Meghan Markle After the Duchess of Sussex Claimed she “Grew Up as an Only Child”
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Meghan Markle’s Half-sister Releases Never-before-seen Family Photo with Meghan Markle After the Duchess of Sussex Claimed she “Grew Up as an Only Child”

In an apparent dig at Meghan Markle who claimed during her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she "grew up as an only child" and wished she had siblings, Meghan's half-sister has released a never-before-seen family photo of the Duchess of Sussex. Though Meghan has half-siblings, she's the only child her father had with her mother. Her half-sister, Samantha Markle has constantly criticized Meghan and even wrote a tell-all book on their difficult childhood. Samantha published The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister, which took aim at the Duchess of Sussex. During the interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan was asked about her sister's claims in the book and she dismissed the claim, insisting her half-sibling "didn't know" her. Meghan rubbished the book written by Samantha, saying...
Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance
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Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 win over Everton on Monday night. Tuchel also said that he was ‘very pleased’ with Kai Havertz’s performance against Everton. An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a second-half penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea all three points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. “We deserved to win. It was a very difficult first half, but we controlled it completely,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Second half we increased our level and had a lot of dangerous attacks. Very pleased with Kai [Havertz]. It was the trust we gave him and used the trust we gave him. “He is a player who has all the ability to be a dominant figure in the offense, and he stepped up. “You see the quality of the players and the club. It is a...
I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham
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I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham

  Jurgen Klopp has said that he is not thinking about finishing in the Premier League top four at the moment. Liverpool are finding life difficult with series of poor results coming from both home and away games. The Reds were overpowered by bottom three side, Fulham, losing 1-0 at Anfield to Scott Parker’s side on Sunday. The Reds have now lost 6 matches consecutively and every hope of making it to next season’s Champions League is fading away. Addressing the press after the match, the German gaffer, who is now under intense pressure, said, “I imagine that is really not my concern in the moment. I understand that you have to ask that but I cannot think about that. “We have to win football games, we have to win one football game, that would be helpful already and...
Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four
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Everton Coach, Ancelotti Warns Chelsea Over Premier League Top Four

Everton coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has warned Chelsea that his team can now compete with Thomas Tuchel’s side for a place in the Premier League top four. Ancelotti gave the warning during his pre-match press conference ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. The Italian gaffer believes Everton are now better, having defeated Chelsea 1-0 last December at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture when Frank Lampard was in charge of the Blues. Ancelotti’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over West Brom last Thursday, while Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 “I think we are better. We have more knowledge and more belief in what we’re doing,” Ancelotti said. “We can compete against Chelsea [for EPL top four]. It will be diffic...
Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta
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Burnley vs Arsenal: I’m Really Disappointed, we Gave Them Hope – Arteta

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has expressed disappointment following his side’s Premier League 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The Spaniard said that Arsenal gave Burnley hope during the encounter because the Gunners allowed the host to score a goal in a situation they trained for. Goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured both Arsenal and Burnley shared a point each at Turf Moor. “I’m really disappointed with the result, but the reality is that we generated so many big chances but only scored one goal,” Arteta told Arsenal Media after the game. “When you do that, and then you give a goal to the opponent as we did, then you don’t get the referee’s decision when it is clear and obvious, then it becomes really difficult to win a football...
Arsenal Didn’t Deserve me – Emi Martinez blasts former club
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Arsenal Didn’t Deserve me – Emi Martinez blasts former club

  Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has said he left Arsenal due to lack of trust. The Argentine came through the ranks at the Gunners after joining from Independiente in 2010 as a 17-year-old. He was out on loan several times, before he signed permanently for Villa in 2020. “I love everything about Arsenal,” Martinez told Sky Sports. “I still love them and I’m still watching the games, but I just felt like they didn’t trust me like they should have. “That’s the reality because they kept buying goalkeepers to go in front of me and I was the goalkeeper from the academy. “When I was on a high, I still felt like they didn’t deserve me because of the way they were treating me. They couldn’t guarantee me the games I needed, so I thought that if they couldn’t ...
Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart
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Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart

Rita Ora's boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed that he has split from the singer after lockdown forced them apart. The British singer and French film director Romain Gavras called time on their relationship after more than six months as a couple after they had found it ­difficult to see each other due to lockdown restrictions. A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline the relationship has been over for 'months', saying: 'Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.' Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule-breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21. The French director, who is based in London,  began dating Rita following h...
Simi Speaks About the Challenges of being a Woman in the Nigerian Music Industry
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Simi Speaks About the Challenges of being a Woman in the Nigerian Music Industry

Simi took to Twitter to share her experience in the music industry, which she says is something female entertainers, in general, have to endure. She said female entertainers are constantly pitted against each other and can hardly get away with the kind of things men in the industry get away with. She wrote: "Tbh some of the things I've experienced - specifically as a woman - in this industry. Lol. They will try to pit you against other women. Try to redefine ur value. Try to get in your head and remodel your self esteem. And I have even had it easier than many... "Ati executive oh. Ati audience oh. It comes from all the sides. That's why I fuck with any woman that is winning in this industry - because hurdle is much dear. Women can hardly get away with the kinds of things many...
Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1
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Arteta Warns Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal Defeated Leicester City 3-1

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has warned forward, Gabriel Martinelli, that he needs to keep working hard to get back to his best following his side’s 3-1 win over Leicester City on Sunday. Arteta also explained why he continues to overlook the 19-year-old Brazilian youngster in recent Arsenal’s matches. Martinelli has been an unused substitute in Arsenal’s last five recent games, including against Leicester City as goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, and Nicolas Pepe gave Arteta’s side all three points against the Foxes at the King Power Stadium. Asked why Martinelli was left on the bench yet again, Arteta said at post-match: “Well, he needs to keep working and make it difficult for us [to leave him out]. “He’s a player that is going to give us a lot, but he...
Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students
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Four Prisoners Were allegedly Swapped to Secure the Release of Kagara Students

Sources familiar with the negotiations that helped to secure the release of staff and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, have told Daily Trust that four members of the bandits’ gang were allegedly freed to secure their release. Recall that 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff were kidnapped by the bandits who launched an attack on February 17. They were however released in the early hours of Saturday February 27. The publication reported that reliable sources said the kidnappers who operate between Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and Rafi Local Government in Niger State, had allegedly demanded the release of six members of their group arrested at different times by security agents. Four of the six named persons,...
Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona
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Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona

  Andrea Pirlo has blamed his inexperienced players for their 1-1 draw against Hallas Verona in their Serie A game on Saturday. Juventus missed the opportunity to close the gap and mount pressure on Inter and AC Milan who take each other later today. Pirlo said after the game that his side lacked the experience required to close out the game with Verona. Addressing the press after the disappointing draw, Pirlo said that Juve are in an “emergency situation” when asked if they are too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals. Ronaldo netted his 19th goal of the Serie A season to fire Juve ahead, but the Old Lady were pegged back by an Antonin Barak header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The draw leaves Juve seven points adrift of leaders Inter, and Pirlo pointed to a lack...
Money Changes Men. It is the biggest threat to him and his marriage – Businessman Wale Jana
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Money Changes Men. It is the biggest threat to him and his marriage – Businessman Wale Jana

Businessman, Wale Jana, is of the opinion that the true test of a man's love for his wife comes when he has finally made money. In a post shared on his Instagram page, he said a man would never know if he is a faithful man or loves his wife until he has made money. He stated in his post that if a man has millions and still loves and respects his wife, then he is a good man. He averred that money changes men and it is the biggest threat to a man and his marriage. His post reads ''Today I am talking about the threats to your marriage. One of the biggest threats to your marriage is money. You don’t know if you are a faithful man or if you love your wife till money comes. If you have millions and you still love and respect your wife you are a good man. Money changes men, it is...
How Chelsea Will Approach Man United Clash – Thomas Tuchel
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How Chelsea Will Approach Man United Clash – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said that his team will approach their Premier League clash against Manchester United from the experience of their last four weeks’ games. Tuchel explained that he would prepare Chelsea players for the clash, and hopefully, they will beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Stamford Bridge. According to him, the Man United game will be a big challenge for Chelsea because the Blues are on a good run. “We will underline our opinion and knowledge with pictures from the last four weeks, like always, and then we will prepare our team to win this match hopefully,” Tuchel said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website on Friday. “We will totally focus on us, what we have to do to win this difficult match. “There is a lot to do, but we are on a good ...
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted it was difficult to beat 10-man Atalanta in their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Los Blancos came away with a 1-0 away win, with Ferland Mendy scoring a stunning late winner. Remo Freuler was sent off for the Serie A side in a controversial decision, before Casemiro picked up a booking that will see him miss the second leg. Madrid were unable to capitalise on their extra man advantage, until Mendy’s late effort went in with five minutes left. “It was difficult for us. But in the end it’s a good result. “It’s an important result with an away goal. But we know there’s a return leg and we have to win. It wasn’t easy, even 10 against 11. We played against a very physically strong team who were d...
Arsenal vs Man City: We Lacked Quality – Arteta Gives Reason for EPL 1-0 Defeat
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Arsenal vs Man City: We Lacked Quality – Arteta Gives Reason for EPL 1-0 Defeat

    Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has said that his team was defeated 1-0 against Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday evening because the Gunners lacked the quality to score goals. Arsenal had seven shots against Man City in the game, but only one of those was on target as Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal gave Pep Guardiola’s men all three points against the host at Emirates. The result against Man City means Arsenal are now in the 10th position on the Premier League table with 25 points from 34 games. Speaking after the game, Arteta told Sky Sports, “When we conceded the first goal, it put us in a difficult situation. “It was tough. With the formation and the players they use, they are really comfortable. “After that, the team reacted really w...
David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho
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David Moyes Speaks on Jesse Lingard’s Performance, Hails Mourinho

  West Ham United boss, David Moyes, has commented on Jesse Lingard’s performance after the attacking midfielder scored a goal in his side’s Premier League 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Moyes also hailed Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, as one of the top managers in football. The Scottish saw West Ham defeat Spurs at the London Stadium following goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard as Lucas Moura’s strike was not enough to give Mourinho’s men a point. Speaking after the game, Moyes told a post-match press conference: “Jesse has been a very good player. We should not take that away. He has had a difficult year. He has given us something else and helped us get better. “There is always a first for everything, and Jose Mourinho has had great tea...

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