Thursday, December 2

Tag: Disappointment

Timo Werner will leave Chelsea – Cascarino
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Timo Werner will leave Chelsea – Cascarino

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino has insisted that the German striker would leave the club soon. According to him, the club’s board is already running out of patience for the striker who now needs to save his Blues career. Cascarino was reacting to Werner’s latest struggles in the recent draw with Premier League rivals, Manchester United. Werner moved to Chelsea in a £47.5m deal from RB Leipzig in 2020 with expectations high but wayward finishing has been a common theme in his Chelsea career to date. Cascarino described the German as a ‘problem’ for Chelsea and has tipped his former club to replace him. “Chelsea should have put Manchester United away but they have a problem in Timo Werner, whose touch just isn’t top level, and whose finishing is worse,” Cascarino tol...
Leaders Chelsea too strong for Leicester
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Leaders Chelsea too strong for Leicester

Chelsea produced a dominant performance in winning 3-0 at Leicester to move six points clear at the top of the table upon the final whistle. First-half goals from Antonio Rudiger and N'Golo Kante put Thomas Tuchel's team in control inside the opening half an hour and there was no way back for an out-of-sorts Leicester. Any hope of a comeback was extinguished when substitute Christian Pulisic made it three on 71 minutes with the only disappointment for Chelsea being an injury to Jorginho. The result takes Chelsea to 29 points from their 12 games, while Brendan Rodgers' side are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Disappointed customer shares stilettos she ordered and what she got
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Disappointed customer shares stilettos she ordered and what she got

A disappointed customer has shared photos of the stilettos she ordered and what was delivered to her.   Doll Yawn ordered a pair of lace up heels online but what was delivered had no laces for her to tie up.   The lace wasn't the only issue. The arch of the heel she got was also not as pronounced as what she ordered.   "What I ordered vs what I got. I wish China was down the road cause I’ll pull tf up," she wrote on Facebook.   Her post has now gone viral.  
Actor Jamie Foxx reveals why he plans never to get married
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Actor Jamie Foxx reveals why he plans never to get married

Jamie Foxx, who is one one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, has revealed why he plans on never getting married The American actor and father-of-two, 53, made the disclosure during an appearance on E! News' Daily Pop. 'The 2.5 children, the wood paneling on the station wagon and the cottage, I didn't think that was for me,' he revealed on Monday. Jamie, who has daughters Corrine Foxx, 27, and Annalise Bishop, 12, recalled watching his daughter's friends suffer as their parents struggled in their marriage. 'A lot of those marriages ended up not doing well as the kids got older. Unfortunately, we saw the kids get fractured from their families,' Jamie said. According to him, this brought his family closer over the years. 'Us, we actually came together more. So ...
Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP
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Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP

Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment following the statement Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi made about the South East not winning the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dokpesi recently said: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.” But Ohanaeze, have now responded through its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, saying it is disheartening that Dokp...
‘We are just Belgium’ – De Bruyne says Golden Generation cannot compete with France or Italy
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‘We are just Belgium’ – De Bruyne says Golden Generation cannot compete with France or Italy

The Manchester City midfielder suffered more international disappointment at the UEFA Nations League finals Kevin De Bruyne claims Belgium cannot be expected to compete with Italy and France despite topping the FIFA world rankings and boasting an enviable array of talent. Another opportunity to land major silverware has passed the Red Devils by, with Roberto Martinez’s side only able to muster a fourth-place finish at the UEFA Nations League finals. They remain the No 1 side on the planet in the official rankings, but De Bruyne claims Belgium lack the depth required to secure tangible success.  
Adele says she was ‘f–king disappointed’ by women’s comments about her weight loss
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Adele says she was ‘f–king disappointed’ by women’s comments about her weight loss

British music star, Adele has expressed her disappointment with what some women said about her weight loss. The 33-year-old Grammy winner in her Vogue cover story published on Thursday October 7, said her body was objectified and women were the ones having the most “brutal conversations” about her dramatic weight loss. Adele said; “My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now. I understand why it’s a shock.” Shortly after revealing that she had lost about 100 pounds after exercising over a two-year period, some people accused the singer of looking “too skinny” at the time, while others remarked she should not have felt pressured to lose weight. A tweet shared in May 2020 read; “Am I the only one that misses old Adele?! he really didn’t have to lose...
Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona again
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Lewandowski scores twice as Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona again

Bayern Munich gave Barcelona a brutal demonstration of how far the Catalan club has fallen by strolling to a 3-0 win in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice in a rout at Camp Nou. Without Lionel Messi for a first European campaign since 2003, Barca were outplayed by Bayern, who might have scored more but in the end settled for three thanks to Thomas Mueller’s deflected opener and Lewandowski’s double. When Lewandowski made it two before the hour, the possibility of another humiliation in the mould of last year’s 8-2 defeat by the same opponents in Lisbon felt very real. Instead, Bayern delivered perhaps an even louder message about the gulf in class by easing off in the latter stages, as Barca’s fans expressed their anger, dismay and final...
Paralympics: I can’t eat, says Elated Gold Medallist Tijani
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Paralympics: I can’t eat, says Elated Gold Medallist Tijani

Nigeria’s para-powerlifter, Latifat Tijani, says she is so happy after winning the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games that she’s been unable to eat. Tijani won the gold medal in the women’s -45kg para-powerlifting event after lifting 107kg to defeat China’s Zhe Cui. After her heroic feat in Tokyo, the athlete from Ogun State, a silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, spoke on how she had to challenge herself to become the country’s first medallist at the Games. “At the moment I cannot eat and I’m not sure I want to eat until tomorrow (today) because I feel so happy,” Tijani stated after her gold-winning feat. She added, “I feel so good and I also tried not to allow the earlier disappointment of my teammates to affect me. All of m...
Teams no longer fear Barcelona after Messi’s departure – Koeman
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Teams no longer fear Barcelona after Messi’s departure – Koeman

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that opposing teams no longer fear them again following Lionel Messi’s exit. Koeman’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. It is the first time Barca have dropped points in LaLiga this season. Despite temporarily moving top of the table, Koeman was not afraid to express his disappointment and open up on Messi’s departure. He said: “I don’t like to always talk about the same thing, but we’re talking about the best in the world. Our opponents had more fear when Messi was here. “For us as well, if you pass the ball to Leo, usually he won’t lose it. You can tell [Messi] isn’t there. We know that and we can’t change it.” Memphis Depay earned Barcelona a share of the points in the enthralling ...
#BBNaija: Pere’s attitude was displayed by female housemates in past editions but they were backed and called Queens – Comedian Broda Shaggi
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#BBNaija: Pere’s attitude was displayed by female housemates in past editions but they were backed and called Queens – Comedian Broda Shaggi

Instagram Comedian, Broda Shaggi has waded into the online conversation ignited by  the clash between Big Brother Naija housemates Pere and White money. Pere has been accused of attempting to bully White money with the way he acted and moved towards him after a game on Monday August 16. Reacting to this, Broda Shaggi claimed that the same attitude has been displayed by female housemates in past editions of the reality show, but they were backed by viewers and called Queens. Expressing his disappointment, the comedian stated that bad or good attitude knows no gender. See his comment below.......    
Kevin Prince Boateng: Ghana star reacts after disappointing Bundesliga return for Hertha Berlin
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Kevin Prince Boateng: Ghana star reacts after disappointing Bundesliga return for Hertha Berlin

The Ghana international reflects on his league comeback to The Old Lady after 14 years Hertha Belin midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his disappointment after losing on his return to Bundesliga action for the club following Sunday’s 3-1 away defeat at Cologne. Fourteen years after leaving the club for Tottenham Hotspur, the 34-year-old, who made a summer return to the club in June, completed his comeback with 59 minutes of action on the opening day of the German elite league. Stevan Jovetic scored first for the visitors at RheinEnergieStadion but goals from Florian Kainz (two) and Anthony Modeste for the Billy Goats turned things around.
He’s been a disappointment, can’t stay fit – Keown blasts Arsenal star
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He’s been a disappointment, can’t stay fit – Keown blasts Arsenal star

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has slammed Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey, following the Gunners’ away Premier League 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Friday night. Keown branded Partey as a ‘disappointment’ for Arsenal even though the Ghanaian international did not feature for Mikel Arteta’s side against Brentford due to injury. He explained that Partey ‘couldn’t stay fit’ for Arsenal since joining the North London club from Atletico Madrid last year. Partey sustained an ankle injury during Arsenal’s pre-season 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at Emirates earlier this month. “Recruitment is glaring when you look at Pepe and the money they have spent and you are looking for a performance. It is not about marquee signing or making a statement with what you spend, it’s who you buy and ...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria Suffers major blow as Adegoke Fail in men’s 100m final

Nigeria’s Enoch Adegoke on Sunday failed to deliver at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as he pulled up injured in the men’s 100 metres final. The 21-year-old sprint star had delighted his compatriots by storming into the event’s final earlier in the day to raise hopes for the much-awaited medal after series of a disappointment for Team Nigeria. DAILY POST reports that Adegoke had qualified with a time of 10.00 seconds in second place from semi-final 2. It was achieved moments after teammate Usheoritse Itsekiri had failed to qualify after finishing seventh in semi-final 1 with 10.29 secs. Even then, it was more assuaging for Team Nigeria after Divine Oduduru’s disqualification in the event in round one on Saturday. Adegoke’s failure meant another big medal hope failure f...
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Man Utd’s Preseason Friendly against Preston Cancelled over COVID-19 Outbreak

Manchester United’s preseason friendly against Preston North End on Saturday has been called, after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Red Devils’ first-team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were set to face the Championship side at Deepdale. But the match has now been called off, after United confirmed they had “identified a small number of suspected positive cases” following a round of testing on Thursday. The cases are a mixture of players and staff, who tested positive with lateral flow tests but will need to take PCR tests to confirm the result. A statement issued by United on Thursday said: “Maintaining Covid security is a priority for us. “Following routine testing of the first team training group today, we have identified a small number of suspected positive cases. This ...
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Olympics’ Disqualification: Sack Sports Minister, Angry Fans tell Buhari

Many Nigerian sports lovers have expressed anger and disappointment over the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The PUNCH had reported that ten Nigerian athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federation. While some of them called for the sacking of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, others asked him to resign. They recalled how Dare sacked a former Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, for registering two Nigerian top athletes, Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru, under “wrong” categories at the World Athletics Championships, held in Doha in September 2020. During the championships, Okagbare and Oduduru faced disqual...
Tokyo Olympics: NBBF condemns FIBA’s rejection of Ogwumike, Williams
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Tokyo Olympics: NBBF condemns FIBA’s rejection of Ogwumike, Williams

  The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has expressed disappointment at the decision of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams. FIBA has stopped the duo from playing for D’Tigress at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The tournament, moved from last year, will run from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021. On Twitter, NBBF declared that the action was contradictory to natural justice and equity. The sports body said FIBA permits African players to play for other countries, but denies them the opportunity to represent their country of birth. “We do tacitly believe that there are undercurrents and motivation for such a decision”, the tweet read. “It is also discriminatory because players of African descent are approved to ...
D’Tigers: Edoho blasts American TV host, Clancy for saying Nigeria has no food
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D’Tigers: Edoho blasts American TV host, Clancy for saying Nigeria has no food

  Nigeria’s TV host, Frank Edoho has blasted American celebrity sports commentator, Kelvin Clancy for saying the USA basketball team lost to a country without food. DAILY POST had reported that Nigeria shocked the United States of America 90-87 in a pre-Tokyo warm-up march on Saturday night. It was an international shocker after the West African side, with their little-known NBA players, defeated the All-NBA, All-Star and max-contract US side. Following the development, Clancy had taken to his Twitter account to express disappointment that the United States had lost to Nigeria’s D’Tigers. ”’We lost to Nigeria in Basketball? Do they even have food? ”You know what am just gonna watch UFC,” he wrote. Reacting, Edoho in a post via his Twitter account blasted Clanc...
”If we truly are Christians, every church should have sent a delegation”- DaddyFreeze berates General Overseers who did not attend Late Prophet T.B Joshua’s funeral
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”If we truly are Christians, every church should have sent a delegation”- DaddyFreeze berates General Overseers who did not attend Late Prophet T.B Joshua’s funeral

OAP and Leader of the Free The Sheeple Movement, Daddy Freeze, has expressed his disappointment in the General Overseers of Nigerian Churches for not attending the funeral of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN, Late Prophet T.B. Joshua. The deceased clergyman died on June 5 and was buried on Friday, July 9. The only notable clergyman who attended his funeral was the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Lagos state chapter, Rt. Rev. S.T.V Adegbite. In a video shared online, Freeze expressed his displeasure at the older generations of pastors who did not identify with the deceased prophet even in death. He mentioned that no matter what may have transpired between them when T.B Joshua was alive, they should have had a forgiving heart and attend...
‘Rohr needs to shut up and do the work of his contract’- Sports Minister, Sunday Dare blasts Super Eagles coach
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‘Rohr needs to shut up and do the work of his contract’- Sports Minister, Sunday Dare blasts Super Eagles coach

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has blasted Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr over his ''unfair treatment'' of players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), urging him to focus on doing his work. Since he took his role as the head coach, Rohr has been heavily criticized for not inviting home based players to the national team. Rohr, 68 has relied mostly foreign players since he took charge as Nigeria’s national team coach and recently criticized the home based team that will face Mexico in an international friendly at the Los Angeles Coliseum this weekend. Austin Eguavoen will be in charge of the home based team not Rohr and the Sports Minister has expressed his disappointment. Rohr signed a new two-year contract last year, and par...
Euro 2020: Benzema breaks silence on France’s elimination
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Euro 2020: Benzema breaks silence on France’s elimination

France striker, Karim Benzema, has finally reacted to his country’s elimination from Euro 2020. France was knocked out of the European Championship on Monday by Switzerland. Didier Deschamps’s side was defeated 5-4 on penalties in Bucharest after Kylian Mbappe saw his spot-kick saved by goalkeeper Yann Sommer following a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes. Reacting, Benzema, in a post via his Instagram account, said: “Sad and disappointed after yesterday’s match. The disappointment is immense, I would have liked to continue to make you vibrate for a long time. Thank you for your unwavering support since the start of this Euro. “Thank you for the strength you have given me daily. “Nothing is ever easy, we continue to fight to prepare for the future and come back even stronger.”...
Xhaka Slams Arsenal Teammates as he Joins Mourinho at Roma
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Xhaka Slams Arsenal Teammates as he Joins Mourinho at Roma

  Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has taken a swipe at his team-mates, insisting he can “only be as good as the team”. The Switzerland international has agreed personal terms with Roma, where he will work under Jose Mourinho next season. Xhaka has been a favourite under Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, with the Spaniard convincing him to stay in January 2020. Arsenal won the FA Cup and Community Shield last year but failed to build on that success and did not qualify for next season’s European football. Xhaka says he has been happy with his personal displays in the middle of the pitch and felt as if he had performed consistently. He told Blick: “Football is a team sport and you’re only as good as your team. Of course, it was a good year for me personally. “I’ve ...
“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria
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“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

The Diplomatic Missions of Canada, the European Union, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued a joint statement in reaction to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. On Friday, June 4, two days after Twitter deleted a tweet from the president of Nigeria for violating its rules, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced that the Nigerian government has "indefinitely suspended" Twitter. The Nigerian government also proposed registration requirements for other social media. Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, and the European Union expressed disappointment in a joint statement that reads: "The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of Ameri...
Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League
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Chelsea Stun Man City to Win Champions League

Chelsea were crowned European champions for the second time as Kai Havertz's first-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory over a lacklustre Manchester City in Porto. Thomas Tuchel's side, who lost Thiago Silva to injury in the 39th minute, were sent on their way just before half-time as Mason Mount's superb pass picked out the run of Kai Havertz (42), who rounded Ederson and calmly finished into an empty net for his first Champions League goal. Man City, who picked an extremely attacking line-up, were far from their fluent best and their task was made even more difficult when Kevin De Bruyne was forced off because of a head injury in the 60th minute. How the teams lined up in Porto | Match stats After substitute Christian Pulisic missed a guilt-edged chance to wrap up victory, City t...
I’m Leaving – Ronaldo tells Juventus Teammates
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I’m Leaving – Ronaldo tells Juventus Teammates

  Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has told his teammates that he is considering leaving the Bianconeri this summer. Marca reports that Ronaldo had a dressing room meeting with his teammates, stating he plans to leave the club. The 36-year-old informed his teammates that he had already achieved his goal when he joined the Serie A giants. Ronaldo’s current contract with Juventus will expire in 2022, but the Portugal captain has been linked with an exit for the past several months. The forward joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 after nine years at Santiago Bernabeu. The former Manchester United star has since scored 101 goals and made 22 assists in all competitions for Juventus. During his three-year stint with the Old Lady, the club has not...
EPL: Iheanacho Breaks silence on Leicester City’s Failure to Qualify for Champions League
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EPL: Iheanacho Breaks silence on Leicester City’s Failure to Qualify for Champions League

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has finally expressed his disappointment following his club’s failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Leicester’s hope of playing in the Champions League faded into thin air on the last day of the 2020-21 Premier League season on Sunday as they lost 4-2 to Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes will not be participating in the Europa League next season, but Iheanacho is satisfied with his side’s performance this season. Reacting, the Super Eagles striker wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night, “Disappointed to miss out on UCL qualification, we gave it all until the last moment. “I’m proud of my team, winning the FA Cup was a dream for us. We’ll use this as motivation to be back next season! Thanks to the...
Willock Nets Seventh in Seven to Beat Fulham
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Willock Nets Seventh in Seven to Beat Fulham

Joe Willock signed off from his Newcastle loan in style with his seventh goal in as many games the opener in their 2-0 victory at relegated Fulham. Willock, who will be sought after by the Magpies this summer after his sensational run of form since joining from Arsenal in January, settled a game of poor quality at Craven Cottage when firing a loose ball into the far corner after his own mazy run had been stopped. His individual quality was the kind Fulham were crying out for, and when Willock himself provided them a chance to level with an awful backpass, Fabio Carvalho fed Ivan Cavaleiro but the Portuguese winger fired over when clean through. Their victory was sealed late on by Fabian Schar, who netted from the spot after Matt Ritchie had been fouled to lift Newcastle above ...
Hayes: Chelsea Women ‘Inspiring Generations’
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Hayes: Chelsea Women ‘Inspiring Generations’

Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes says her players are "inspiring generations" ahead of Sunday's Champions League final against Barcelona. Chelsea, making their debut appearance in the final, take on Barcelona in Gothenburg a week on from wrapping up a second consecutive Women's Super League title. The London club also remain on course for a potential quadruple this season, having retained the League Cup in March. Hayes was involved the last time an English club were in the Champions League final, as assistant to boss Vic Akers when Arsenal won the competition in 2007. "When you work hard in a project like Chelsea, the journey of getting to this point is the part of the job I love the most," Hayes said at Saturday's press conference. "That includes the setbacks,...
Southern Governors are Right on Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments – Governor Bala Mohammed
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Southern Governors are Right on Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments – Governor Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi has said that Southern Governors are right on their claim of a lopsided appointment in Buhari-led administration. Bala who addressed journalists on Thursday May 14, said there will always be problem if only one section is given positions in government. He stated that self-actualisation and self-determination will always play out if there is no fairness at the top. The Governor said; “If you are not fair and equitable in your administration, in your management, if there is nepotism where only one section is given positions in government, then there will be problems. “There is an iota of truth in what the southern governors said on some sections being highly favoured at the detriment of others. “What we know in this country as a federalist...
Ahmed Musa Dropped as Kano Pillars hold Warri Wolves
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Ahmed Musa Dropped as Kano Pillars hold Warri Wolves

  Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, is yet to make his Nigeria Professional Football League return. Musa was not in Ibrahim Musa’s squad, as they played out a 1-1 draw against Warri Wolves. The winger joined Pillars on April 13 for a second stint at the club. Musa had been a free agent since he left Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr on October 25, 2020. The former Leicester City and CSKA Moscow star returned to Sai Masu Gida after agreeing on a short-term contract with the NPFL side. Many Nigerian fans had expected him to feature against the Seasiders, but to their disappointment, the 28-year-old did not feature for the crunch encounter.
Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League
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Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has reacted after he suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career. The Baggies lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Sunday night, confirming their drop from the Championship. Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe gave the Gunners a two-goal lead, before Mathaus Pereira pulled one back for West Brom. Willian then struck a sublime free-kick late in the game to seal Allardyce’s men’s fate. Allardyce had established himself as a relegation escape artist during his various managerial spells in England’s top flight, but his 17th season in the division ultimately ended in failure, with West Brom relegated from the division for a joint-record fifth time. “It’s not sunk in yet. But I’m sure I’ll wake up ...
Arteta Reveals how Arsenal can Still Qualify for Europe after Europa League exit
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Arteta Reveals how Arsenal can Still Qualify for Europe after Europa League exit

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said the Premier League offers the only route for his team to play in Europe next season. The Gunners were dumped out of the Europa League on Thursday night, following a goalless draw with Villarreal. Arteta’s men had lost 2-1 in Spain last week. Their only realistic path to playing in Europe is if they finish in the top six spots. “The only way [to qualify for Europe] is through the Premier League so we know what we have ahead of us. “Today is a big disappointment because we tried everything,” Arteta told BT Sport.
Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency
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Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency

The Presidency has fired back at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he called out President Buhari over the killing of some people in an IDP camp in the state on April 27. Governor Ortom who angrily reacted to the killing, accused President Buhari of "just working for Fulanis to take over the whole country." The Governor also lamented that no fewer than 70 people have been killed in the last two weeks in three local governments in the Benue State. He said at that time; “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. “His body language is what is being played out. The body language, the action and inaction of Mr. President shows that he is only the President of Fulani people; I have known this...
Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him
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Buhari Replies Ortom, Expresses Disappointment Over Governor’s Attack On Him

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari last night expressed disappointment over the attack on him by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. President Buhari also expressed his condolences to the families of Nigerians citizens who lost their loved ones in the recent spate of killings in the state. The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja stated that the rising levels of incidents, especially the killings and violence in various parts of the country calls for further collaboration with security agencies to curb its recurrence. According to the statement, “He (President Buhari) also states his disappointment and sadness to hear Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State make a litany of accusations against his per...
Super League: You’re Snakes – UEFA Attacks Man United’s Ed Woodward, Juventus’ Agnelli
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Super League: You’re Snakes – UEFA Attacks Man United’s Ed Woodward, Juventus’ Agnelli

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin has branded Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a ‘snake.’ He lambasted the United chief over his push to form a breakaway European Super League and also blasted Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, describing him as the biggest disappointment of all and a liar. Manchester United are among the Premier League ‘big six’ and Europe’s 12 top clubs who have put forward a proposal to breakaway from the UEFA-run Champions League and Europa League and form a new European Super League. And Ceferin claims Woodward gave no indication that a breakaway league was being planned all along. “If I start with Ed Woodward, he called me last Thursday evening saying he’s very satisfied with and fully supports the reforms and the only thing he ...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
Serie A: I Was Selfish but Celebrated with Teammates when I Didn’t Score – Luka Toni tells Ronaldo
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Serie A: I Was Selfish but Celebrated with Teammates when I Didn’t Score – Luka Toni tells Ronaldo

  Former Juventus striker, Luka Toni, has said he was “not impressed” by Cristiano Ronaldo’s outburst after their game against Genoa last weekend. Toni questioned Ronaldo’s attitude after the Portuguese threw his shirt away after Juventus 3-2 win over Genoa. Dejan Kulusevski, Alvaro Morata and Weston McKennie were the goalscorers for Juventus The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward appeared unhappy despite the victory after he fired blank. Toni used himself as an example, saying that even when he failed to score during matches, he still remained on the pitch to congratulate those who did and celebrate with them. He said the 36-year-old was wrong not to stay on the pitch and celebrate with his teammates. “He’s very important for Juventus,” the form...
Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague
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Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague

A blistering first-half display saw Arsenal cruise past Slavia Prague 4-0 to progress to the Europa League semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate. The visitors arrived in the Czech capital knowing they had to score to have a chance of qualifying against a Slavia team who had not lost at the Eden Arena for 18 months, but they had an early 'goal' ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee for the tightest of offsides against Emile Smith Rowe. However, Mikel Arteta's side soon made up for that disappointment when Nicolas Pepe's neat, close-range finish gave them a deserved 18th-minute lead, which they soon doubled thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's penalty (21). Three minutes later Arsenal were in dreamland when Bukayo Saka's low drive from the edge of the box made it 3-0, with their captain La...
Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo
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Medvedev Positive For COVID-19, Withdraws From Monte Carlo

Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo Masters after testing positive for Covid-19, the ATP Tour announced on Tuesday, raising questions about the latitude afforded to Monaco residents like the Russian who are allowed to stay at home rather than in a bio-secure hotel. “It’s a big disappointment not to play in Monte-Carlo. My focus is now on recovery and I look forward to getting back out on Tour as soon and as safely as possible,” world number two said in an ATP statement. Medvedev tested positive on Monday having practised with Rafael Nadal the day before. Organisers, contacted by AFP, declined to comment on whether the third seed risked being identified as a ‘close contact’ of Medvedev and forced to quarantine, scuppering the Spaniard’s quest for a 12th Monte Car...
UEFA Drops Linesman from Euro 2020 Because of Cristiano Ronaldo
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UEFA Drops Linesman from Euro 2020 Because of Cristiano Ronaldo

  UEFA has punished Mario Diks, the linesman who failed to award Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp goal during Portugal’s World Cup qualifying game against Serbia. Diks ruled that Ronaldo’s ‘goal’ against Serbia had not crossed the line and instead the Portugal captain was booked for dissent. The football governing body has now dropped Diks from the Netherlands’ officiating team for Euro 2020. Ronaldo waa furious after his last-minute winning goal in the 2022 World Cup qualifying clash which ended in a 2-2 draw. Backed by UEFA, the centre referee for the game, Danny Makkelie who publicly apologised for the mistake, has now dropped Diks from his set-up ahead of this summer’s European Championship. Diks confirmed the news to Omrop Fryslan, saying, “This is a very, very...
God is not Happy with Buhari, Political and Religious Leaders – Nigerian cleric, Jehovah Sharp Sharp Carries Coffin on his Head to Protest against Bad Governance
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God is not Happy with Buhari, Political and Religious Leaders – Nigerian cleric, Jehovah Sharp Sharp Carries Coffin on his Head to Protest against Bad Governance

A Nigerian cleric, Archbishop Samson Benjamin, has protested against bad governance, President Buhari's adminstration, political, traditional and religious leaders. The General Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministry, Lagos, popularly known as Jehovah Sharp Sharp, carried a coffin as he marched through the streets of Festac, Navy Town, Alakija, Satellite Town, on Sunday, April 11. The cleric claimed God asked him to do so because he wasn’t happy with the government and the state of the nation, adding that he embarked on this protest after “a spiritual journey of more than one year” "From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country," he said. "Last...
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has criticised manager, Mikel Arteta and his players after their deflating 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Nicolas Pepe almost secured a narrow win for Arsenal at the Emirates in the first leg of their quarter-final tie after he fired the hosts ahead with a late goal. But the visitors shocked the English side with a dramatic injury-time equaliser through Tomas Holes, a result that has now given Slavia an advantage ahead of the second leg next week. Arteta’s side failed to take a number opportunities before the two late goals and the Gunners Europa League ambitions are now hanging in the balance. Wright expressed his disappointment with the result and Arsenal’s finishing during the match and also cri...
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...
Okoye Predicts how many Points Nigeria will get From Benin, Lesotho AFCON Qualifiers
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Okoye Predicts how many Points Nigeria will get From Benin, Lesotho AFCON Qualifiers

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has said they will go all out for the maximum points, when they take on Benin Republic and Lesotho in their final 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Okoye manned the posts, when Nigeria threw away a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against Sierra Leone in Benin City last November. He then kept a clean sheet during the second leg which ended 0-0 four days later in Freetown. “I’m looking forward to the game because I’m always honoured to represent my country and I’m trying to help the team and to get the win of course. “We can understand the disappointment from the last two matches against Sierra Leone, but we are going to work hard to six points in those two games,” Okoye told journalists on Tuesday. Nigeria play Benin Republic this Sa...
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...
Koeman Criticizes Messi, Other Barcelona Players for Failing to Beat Cadiz
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Koeman Criticizes Messi, Other Barcelona Players for Failing to Beat Cadiz

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has criticized his players including captain, Lionel Messi, after they failed to beat Cadiz in the La Liga on Sunday. Koeman saw Barcelona drew 1-1 at Camp Nou following a first-half penalty from Lionel Messi and a late second-half penalty from Alex Fernandez. The Dutchman said that Barcelona players were not up to the task in the attack, adding that they should have defended differently against the visitors. According to him, the result was a great disappointment and a missed opportunity for Barcelona after Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 against Levante on Saturday. “It’s disappointing,” Ronald Koeman said at a post-match press conference after the game. “These kinds of games have to be won, and we did not. It’s a missed opportunity after Atl...
Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount
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Why I Took Chelsea’s Penalty in 1-1 Draw Against Southampton – Mason Mount

  Chelsea star, Mason Mount, has revealed why he took the penalty in his side’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Mount’s penalty and Takumi Minamino’s strike ensured both Chelsea and Southampton shared a point each at St Mary’s. Jorginho has been a regular penalty-taker for the Blues, but the Italy international was off the pitch, while Tammy Abraham, who was ahead of Mount in Chelsea’s queue of penalty-takers, was replaced at half-time. But Mount is now saying that he took the penalty during Chelsea’s clash with Southampton on manager, Thomas Tuchel’s advice. “Tammy was actually taking the first one but obviously he went off at half-time, so it was either me or Timo [Werner],” Mount told Chelsea’s official website. The manager said...
Serie A: Victor Osimhen under fire for taking pictures with Cristiano Ronaldo, Buffon
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Serie A: Victor Osimhen under fire for taking pictures with Cristiano Ronaldo, Buffon

  Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has come under fire for taking pictures with Juventus’ legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gigi Buffon after Napoli’s 1-0 win over the Italian giants on Saturday. Italian football pundit Umberto Chiariello could not hide his disappointment with the behaviour of the Nigerian international Osimhen had after the match gone to the Old Lady dressing room to take pictures with Ronaldo and Buffon. And Chiariello, the director of the sports editorial staff of Radio Punto Nuovo, a journalist and columnist for Canale 21, questioned the decision of Napoli to sign Osimhen last summer. He pointed out that the Super Eagles forward is not an established player in the mould of Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, “Did Osimhen understand that he is i...

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