Tuesday, October 26

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Anthony Joshua told to step aside to allow Usyk fight Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua told to step aside to allow Usyk fight Tyson Fury

Boxing promoter, Frank Warren, has told Anthony Joshua to allow Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Every major belt in the division is held by the undefeated duo of Fury and Usyk. Last weekend, Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their bout, while Usyk saw off Joshua by unanimous decision. Joshua has already triggered a rematch clause to fight Usyk next year, in a bid to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO belts. “He shouldn’t be going through with it,” Warren told Sky Sports about Joshua. “It’s his choice. If he knocks it on the head, it opens the door for us to do the unification [Fury vs Usyk]. “Let AJ get a warm-up fight. He needs a winning mentality before he goes into [a rematch with Usyk]. “Maybe he fights...
Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce
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Angelina Jolie sells stake in $164M French estate amid Brad Pitt divorce

Actress Angelina Jolie has sold off her share of the $164 million French estate she co-owns with ex-husband Brad Pitt. Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday October 5, that she has offloaded her stake in their Chateau Miraval winery in Correns, France. Her shares were sold to wine group Tenute del Mondo, a faction of the Stoli Group, which also owns Masseto and Ornellaia. The price was not disclosed. The sale was concluded after she and Pitt came to an agreement on the division of their assets. The exes agreed to lift a “standard temporary restraining order” on their assets, opening the door for Jolie to sell her half of the 1,000-acre (1.5-square-mile) French estate. It also came after a lawsuit was filed against the 46-year-old “Maleficent” star alleging that she was trying ...
Birthday boy Iheanacho and Schlupp score as Leicester City hold Crystal Palace
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Birthday boy Iheanacho and Schlupp score as Leicester City hold Crystal Palace

On his silver jubilee celebration, the Nigeria international found the net as the Foxes settled for a draw with Patrick Vieira's Eagles Kelechi Iheanacho found the net on his 25th birthday as Leicester City settled for a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in Sunday’s Premier League outing. Against the Eagles, the Nigeria international was handed his first English elite division start of the 2021-22 campaign, partnering Jamie Vardy in a 4-4-2 formation. To justify his inclusion in Brendan Rodgers’ line-up, the former Manchester City prodigy put the Foxes ahead in the 31st minute at Selhurst Park.  
Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez Added To UFC on ESPN+ 55
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Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez Added To UFC on ESPN+ 55

ESPN reports that a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez has been added to UFC on ESPN+ 55. The event happens on November 13 in Las Vegas. Holloway vs. Rodriguez will be the main event. The bout was originally set for July 17, but Holloway had to back out due to injury. Holloway reportedly accepted the date this week. He is seen as the #1 contender in the division. He lost to current champion Alexander Volkanovski in December 2019 by unanimous decision, then split decision in July 2020 (which some felt he actually won). He then fought Calvin Kattar in January and won by unanimous decision, landing 445 strikes. Rodriguez hasn’t fought since a win over Jeremy Stephens at October 2019. He was set to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov in August 2020, but backed out due to...
Anthony Joshua rejects Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kind of Dream, Reveals his retirement age
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Anthony Joshua rejects Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kind of Dream, Reveals his retirement age

Nigerian-born British World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has declared that he is not chasing the Cristiano Ronaldo’s kind dream of remaining in sports for a very long time. Joshua, who will be defending his belts on Saturday night against Ukraine’s Oleksandar Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, also revealed that he would be retiring from boxing between the age of 36 to 40. Joshua, 31, had before revealed how much he admires Ronaldo, who is gearing to play football into his forties. The Portugal captain is back in the Premier League at 36, and in an interview with Metro, Joshua was asked if Ronaldo’s age gives him(AJ) the motivation to continue fighting well into his 30s. The British boxer said, “He’s only kicking a football, isn’t he? What a man. We ...
Sevilla terminate Gnagnon’s contract for ‘lack of professionalism’
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Sevilla terminate Gnagnon’s contract for ‘lack of professionalism’

The Spanish elite division side has sent the Cote d’Ivoire prospect packing despite having two years left on his current deal La Liga side Sevilla have terminated Joris Gnagnon’s contract for lack of professionalism. The former France youth international was signed for five years by Los Nervionenses on July 25, 2018, having impressed at Ligue 1 outfit Rennes. However, his inability to break into the Spaniards’ first team saw the €13.5 million rated centre-back sent back on loan to the Red and Blacks for the 2019-20 campaign.  
VAR rules out Ndidi and Lookman goals as Leicester City lose to Brighton & Hove Albion
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VAR rules out Ndidi and Lookman goals as Leicester City lose to Brighton & Hove Albion

The Nigerians were on target against the Seagulls, nonetheless, their potential goals were chalked off as the Foxes bowed to Graham Potter’s men Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were left disappointed by VAR's offside decisions as Leicester City lost 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. The duo thought they had scored for City but their potential goals ultimately didn't count. The Seagulls have climbed to third in the English elite division log having claimed their first Premier League win over Brendan Rodgers’ men. Heading into the fixture, Leicester had settled for a 2-2 draw against Napoli in Thursday’s Europa League encounter. Even at that, they were aiming for a positive result having silenced Norwich City 2-1 in their last away encounter....
French league hits out at ‘outrageous’ Tebas comments on Messi and PSG
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French league hits out at ‘outrageous’ Tebas comments on Messi and PSG

  The Liga boss suggested that Paris Saint-Germain's acquisition of the veteran meant Ligue 1 risked becoming a veterans' league The French Professional League (LFP) has slammed Javier Tebas' recent comments about the division, describing the La Liga chief's criticisms as "outrageous." Tebas spoke out after Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain on free transfers this summer. His suggestion that state-owned clubs like PSG were "as much enemies as the Super League" and that Ligue 1 was becoming a retirement home for veteran stars did not go down well with his counterparts in France.  
Banditry: Matawalle assures security agencies of total support
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Banditry: Matawalle assures security agencies of total support

Governor Bello Mohammed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his immediate approval of sending rapid response troops to fight the resurgence of armed banditry in Zamfara State. The Governor made the commendation on Thursday while granting audience to the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army, Sokoto and Commander Joint Task Force, North West Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Uwem Bassey, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Gusau. The Governor expressed appreciation with the deployment of 100 special forces to Zamfara State by the president who were at the battlefield fighting the bandits in the forests, pointing out that the measure will end all forms of criminality in the state. He said this was indicative that the president is concer...
Buhari govt, not Ortom, spreading division, hatred among Nigerians – PDP
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Buhari govt, not Ortom, spreading division, hatred among Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as being responsible for spreading division and hatred among Nigerians, and not Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Recall that Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement, had accused Ortom of stiring up hatred by targeting an ethnic group in Nigeria – using language reminiscent of the Rwandan genocide, adding that for the governor of a major state in Nigeria to be politically driven by ethnic hatred is a stain on the country. However, in a statement issued on Thursday, and signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, he said the Buhari presidency has been planting seeds of discord in the country with hate ...
Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission
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Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Secretary of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu. It was gathered that Okpu was kidnapped on Tuesday night, August 24, in Lafia Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the gunmen stormed the house of the NASIEC Secretary located at Bakin Rijiya Village, along Lafia-Shendam Road around 11.45pm on Tuesday night, August 24,and whisked him away to an unknown destination.   "On 25/8/2021 at about 0145hrs, a complaint was lodged at C Division, Lafia that, on 24/8/2021 at about 2345hrs, unknown gunmen numbering about five stormed the residence of the NASIEC Secretary locate...
Dembele bags brace as Mara, Munetsi, Mavididi & Delort paint France with goals
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Dembele bags brace as Mara, Munetsi, Mavididi & Delort paint France with goals

Several African stars were on song in the French elite division, nevertheless, their teams suffered contrasting fortunes on Sunday evening Lyon settled for a 3-3 draw with Clermont Foot in Sunday’s French elite division. The Kids came into the game having bowed 3-0 their last time out against Angers. However, they were unable to make home advantage count as they earned just one point against the newly-promoted side despite Moussa Dembele’s first-half brace. Lyon got the game off to a flying start when they took the lead in the fifth minute as Dembele converted from the penalty mark after he was fouled in the box by Johan Gastien.
Arnaut Danjuma: Villarreal sign Bournemouth winger
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Arnaut Danjuma: Villarreal sign Bournemouth winger

The Spanish elite division side has confirmed the signing of the Super Eagles prospect from the Cherries Europa League kings Villarreal have announced the signing of Arnaut Danjuma from English Championship side Bournemouth. After two seasons at Dean Court, the 24-year-old winger joins the Yellow Submarine on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee. With this move, Danjuma – who is eligible to represent Nigeria at the international level – will remain at Estadio de la Ceramica until 2026.  
Caf Confederation Cup: ‘We can do a Leicester City’ – Shaibu upbeat about Bayelsa United’s chances
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Caf Confederation Cup: ‘We can do a Leicester City’ – Shaibu upbeat about Bayelsa United’s chances

The goalkeeper says his team will be inspired by the Foxes’ English topflight title when they begin their continental campaign next month Goalkeeper John Shaibu believes Bayelsa United can take inspiration from Leicester City’s Premier League heroics and claim Caf Confederation Cup glory. The Nigeria National League side won the 2021 Aiteo Cup after defeating NPFL side Nasarawa United via penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw after extra-time. Aside from becoming the first team from Nigeria’s second division to lift the prestigious cup since Dolphins FC's feat 20 years ago, the Yenagoa-based outfit will represent the West African nation in the Confederation Cup alongside Enyimba. As they step up preparations for their campaign in September, the 24-year-old feels the youth and ta...
Gervinho: Ex-Arsenal star scores on Trabzonspor debut against Yeni Malatyaspor
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Gervinho: Ex-Arsenal star scores on Trabzonspor debut against Yeni Malatyaspor

The 34-year-old did not disappoint against Irfan Buz’s men, getting a goal and an assist as the Black Sea Storm got off to a winning start It took Gervinho just 29 minutes into his first appearance for Trabzonspor to open his scoring for his new employers, as they cruised to a 5-1 victory over Yeni Malatyaspor in a Turkish Super Lig game on Monday. The former Arsenal and AS Roma forward put up an awe-inspiring performance in Abdullah Avci’s attack to propel the Black Sea Storm to a winning start in the 2021-22 campaign of the Turkish elite division. Despite playing away from home, Avci’s team got off to a flying start by taking a third-minute lead through Greek forward Anastasios Bakasetas, who profited from an assist from Marek Hamsik.
Kwesi Appiah: Crawley Town snap up Ghana forward
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Kwesi Appiah: Crawley Town snap up Ghana forward

The 31-year-old has sealed a move back to England after playing in the Indian Super League last season Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah has signed for English lower division side Crawley Town, the club have announced. The former Crystal Palace man is set to play for the fourth tier club after sealing a season-long deal on Monday. He was last on the books of Indian Super League side NorthEast United. “Crawley Town Football Club is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Ghanaian forward, Kwesi Appiah, on a one-year deal with an option for a second, subject to international clearance,” Crawley wrote on their official website. “The striker has fantastic experience, playing expansively throughout the EFL and most recently in the Indian Super League with NorthEast United, where he...
Diagne scores on Galatasaray return against Sankhare’s Giresunspor
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Diagne scores on Galatasaray return against Sankhare’s Giresunspor

The Senegal international was on target for the Yellow-Reds as they subdued Hakan Keles’ men in Monday’s Turkish elite division encounter Mbaye Diagne found the net as Galatasaray secured a 2-0 win over Giresunspor in Monday’s Super Lig fixture. The striker returned to the Yellow-Reds having spent the second half of 2020-21 campaign with West Bromwich Albion. Against Cotanaklar, he was handed a place in Fatih Terim’s starting XI – while relying on services from Muhammed Akturkoglu, Sofiane Feghouli and Alexandru Cicaldau.
Adana Demirspor’s Akintola relishing Balotelli link-up vs Fenerbahce
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Adana Demirspor’s Akintola relishing Balotelli link-up vs Fenerbahce

The Super Eagles prospect says he is looking forward to partnering the Italian when the Blue Lightnings take on the Yellow Canaries Adana Demirspor forward Babajide Akintola is relishing the chance to link up with Mario Balotelli ahead of his debut against Fenerbahce on Sunday. After completing his loan move to Hatayspor – where he scored six times in 35 Super Lig outings – the 25-year-old was transferred to the Blue Lightnings from Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee. He will make his Adana bow when they take on Fenerbahce at the New Adana Stadium as the Turkish elite division gets underway. While hoping for a positive outing against a "powerful" Yellow Canaries side that boasts Bright Osayi-Samuel, Mbwana Samatta, Marcel Tisserand and Nabil Dirarin in their ranks, the Nigerian i...
Fosu: Ghana and Brentford winger poised for debut Premier League campaign
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Fosu: Ghana and Brentford winger poised for debut Premier League campaign

The attacker looks forward to his first term in the English top division, which gets underway with a clash against Arsenal Brentford attacker Tariqe Fosu Henry admits the club are under pressure to perform as the Premier League season gets underway on Friday. The Bees are set for a historic first campaign in the English elite division after securing promotion from the Championship last term. Their campaign takes off with a home clash with Arsenal.
Kelvin Ofori: Paderborn sign Ghanaian youngster from Fortuna Dusseldorf
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Kelvin Ofori: Paderborn sign Ghanaian youngster from Fortuna Dusseldorf

The 20-year-old has changed clubs in the German second division after struggling for game time last season Ghanaian attacker Kelvin Ofori has sealed a transfer to German side Paderborn, the club have announced. The 20-year-old joins the Bundesliga 2 side on a two-year deal from fellow lower division outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf. He has had to change clubs owing to limited playing time at his former outfit.
Radhi Jaidi: Esperance unveil former Southampton star as manager
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Radhi Jaidi: Esperance unveil former Southampton star as manager

The Tunisian football great has been appointed as handler of the Stade Olympique de Rades giants Esperance have announced the appointment of former Southampton and Bolton Wanderers star Radhi Jaidhi as their new coach. The Blood and Gold had parted ways with coach Mouine Chaabani after his team crumbled 4-0 on aggregate to Al Ahly in the semi-final of the 2020-21 Caf Champions League. In their attempt to bounce back, the Ligue Professionnelle 1 side turned to their former player who was assistant manager of Belgium elite division side Cercle Brugge.
Danjuma: Parker gives update on Bournemouth winger’s future after rejected transfer offers
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Danjuma: Parker gives update on Bournemouth winger’s future after rejected transfer offers

The Dutch forward of Nigerian descent was missing in action as the Cherries started their league campaign with a draw on Friday AFC Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has confirmed rejected offers from other clubs for the services of Arnaut Danjuma this summer. The Nigeria-born star was not included in the matchday squad as the Cherries kicked off their 2021-22 Championship campaign with a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Friday. Danjuma is reportedly attracting interest from Liverpool after he scored 17 goals in the second division last term and Bournemouth narrowly missed out on Premier League promotion in the play-offs
APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega
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APC and the PDP do not mean reform, all those who are said to be thieves defected to APC and nothing happened to them – Jega

; Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has asked Nigerians not to trust the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the reform they have continously promised. Jega in an interview on BBC Hausa asked Nigerians to consider another alternative while alleging that all those who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, defected to the APC and nothing happened to them. He said;    “Both the APC and the PDP have ruled the country but all we have seen, they do not mean reform. If you look at the fight against corruption, all the people who are said to be thieves and will be punished because they stole under PDP, they have now defected to the APC...
‘I have unfinished business’ – Lugano’s Sasere on why he rejoined Hamrun Spartans
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‘I have unfinished business’ – Lugano’s Sasere on why he rejoined Hamrun Spartans

The 23-year-old striker discusses his decision for a second spell at Tas-Sikkina from the Swiss elite division side Franklin Sasere says he chose a return to Hamrun Spartans because he has "unfinished business" in Malta, plus the atmosphere at Victor Tedesco Stadium is conducive for his growth in football. The striker joined Lugano from Nigeria Professional Football League side Sunshine Stars in 2019, albeit, his inability to get regular playing time in Switzerland saw him loaned to Tas-Sikkina. There, he scored 14 goals as Mark Buttigieg's men won the Maltese elite division diadem for the first time since the 1990-91 campaign.
Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO
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Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the chief executive of Amazon 27 years after he founded the company. The American billionaire, 57, Amazon's biggest shareholder with a stake worth about $180 billion, is being replaced by Andy Jassy, the mastermind behind Amazon’s cloud computing division.   Earlier this year, Mr. Bezos announced his decision to step down in order to be able to focus on initiatives such as his plans for private space travel.   Making his announcement, Mr. Bezos said he wanted to “focus [his] energies and attention on new products and early initiatives” in his new role of executive chair.   “This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, ‘What’s th...
Police arrest three suspects, recover guns, ammunition in Delta
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Police arrest three suspects, recover guns, ammunition in Delta

A combined team of police and vigilante have arrested three suspects for alleged possession of guns and incessant shootings at Ale Igwe quarters, in Owa-Alero community, Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. The suspects include Monday Igwe, Frank Ewere Mafile (32yrs) and Ngozi Elelegwu (39yrs). The Police also recovered two (2) locally made cut-to-size pistols with one (1) locally made double barrel gun and three (3) live cartridges from the suspects. The first suspect was arrested following a report at the Owa-Oyibu Division by a complainant that there is incessant gun shots in Owa-Alero community around the residence of one Monday Igwe. Police recover arms, ammunition from stolen Journalist’s vehicle in Delta Consequently, the Police conducted a search wherei...
Arsenal Lose Out on Buendia as EPL Rivals Agree £33m deal
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Arsenal Lose Out on Buendia as EPL Rivals Agree £33m deal

  Aston Villa have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Norwich City midfielder, Emiliano Buendia, according to Sky Sports. The Midlands club have agreed a club-record £33m fee with the Canaries. The 24-year-old is has now completed a medical in Argentina. The proposed move also set to be a selling record for Norwich, who had also rejected an offer from Arsenal. It is believed the fee could rise to nearly £40m with bonus add-ons. Buendia was named Championship player of the season for 2020/2021 following their promotion to Premier League. He scored 15 goals and registered 16 assists, creating more chances than any other player in the division.
Ghana & Swansea City star Andre Ayew revels in possible Premier League promotion joy
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Ghana & Swansea City star Andre Ayew revels in possible Premier League promotion joy

The 31-year-old looks ahead to Saturday’s play-off semi-final second leg fixture at Liberty Stadium Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew is of the opinion promotion to the Premier League will rank among his career highlights. Relegated from the elite division in 2018, the Jack Army are on course for a return as they are set to face Barnsley in a promotion play-off second leg fixture on Saturday with an away advantage. In the first leg earlier this week, Swansea secured a 1-0 triumph at Oakwell, courtesy of a strike from the Ghanaian.  
Masters: Super League Six Must Rebuild Trust With Rest of PL
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Masters: Super League Six Must Rebuild Trust With Rest of PL

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters admits there has been a breakdown of trust and relations between the six clubs involved in proposed Super League and the rest of the division. Masters believes it will take time for that trust to be restored between Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham who were involved in the attempted breakaway and the remainder of the league. He says the Premier League will work with the Football Association to "bolster their rule book" and prevent any future threat of a breakaway, while outlining his aim to "reset" the division. The Premier League CEO sat down with Sky Sports News' Bryan Swanson to discuss the fallout from the failed Super League, what the proposed new TV deal could mean in the post-pan...
Isaac Success ends 30-month goal drought as Watford end Championship campaign with victory
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Isaac Success ends 30-month goal drought as Watford end Championship campaign with victory

The Nigeria forward ended the league season on a high after he found the back of the net with his late strike at Vicarage Road on Saturday Isaac Success ended his 30-month goal drought with the second goal in Watford’s 2-0 win over Andre Ayew’s Swansea City in a Championship game. The Nigeria striker who made his 10th league appearance of the season on Saturday and ensured the Hornets capped their successful campaign in the second division with victory after last Saturday's loss at Brentford. Success found the back in the net with three minutes remaining in Saturday's encounter, to double Watford's lead after Andre Gray opened the scoring in the 56th minute.
Payne bags assist as Sevilla crumble at Levante
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Payne bags assist as Sevilla crumble at Levante

Toni Payne provided an assist as Sevilla crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Levante in Sunday’s Spanish Primera Iberdrola game. The Nigeria international has been in fine form for Cristian Toro's side this season and against the Saints, she was handed his 25th league start and made her mark at Ciudad Deportiva de Bunol. The forward paired Namibian Zenatha Coleman in Sevilla’s attack and the Nigerian set up the only goal for her side in the encounter, even though they could not avoid a second consecutive defeat.
Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United
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Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United

The Gabon international was in fine form as the Gunners defeated the Magpies in Sunday’s English elite division outing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has matched Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal mark following his goal in the club’s 2-0 away defeat of Newcastle United on Sunday evening. With his effort against the Magpies, the African striker has now scored in all three of his matches against Steve Bruce’s men in the 2020-21 season. He is the first Arsenal player to score in three separate matches against an opponent in a single season since Sanchez versus Hull City in the 2014-15 campaign.
Sekou Mara makes history with Bordeaux strike against Rennes in Ligue 1
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Sekou Mara makes history with Bordeaux strike against Rennes in Ligue 1

The French teenager of Senegalese descent becomes the youngest scorer for the Girondins in a league game since 2007 Sekou Mara made Bordeaux history on Sunday after a finely taken goal which handed his team a 1-0 win over Rennes in a Ligue 1 encounter. The France youth international needed just 11 minutes to open the scoring at the Matmut Atlantique to give the Girondins the perfect start to their tie. With that strike, he became the youngest player to score for Bordeaux in a French elite division game at the age of 18 years and 276 days.
Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club
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Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club

Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea football star, Didier Drogba, has signed for Italian division four team Folgore Caratese.   The son of the former Ivory Coast footballer, previously had spells in the Chelsea academy and also with the B team of French club Guingamp.     Isaac Drogba, born 15th December 2000 in Paris, joins the team from the North of Italy on a permanent deal, the official statement from the club reads.   The senior Drogba scored 164 goals in 381 games during two spells at Chelsea he scored 164 goals in 381 games, and won every club trophy as a player at Chelsea.
Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves
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Chelsea begin Tuchel tenure with record-breaking passing performance against Wolves

The Blues had a bulk of the possession on the day, setting a club and division record, but could not break through as the game ended goalless Chelsea's first match under Thomas Tuchel was a record-breaking one, as the Blues dominated the ball in Wednesday's match against Wolves. Tuchel was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Tuesday, shortly after the Blues made the decision to part ways with Frank Lampard. Lampard's tenure ended after just one-and-a-half years, with the former Chelsea midfielder following Maurizio Sarri, the man he replaced, in departing following less than two seasons in charge.  
Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan
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Henry Onyekuru: Monaco outcast returns to Galatasaray on loan

  The Super Eagles forward will spend the second half of the 2020-21 campaign in familiar surroundings at the Turk Telekom Stadium AS Monaco outcast Henry Onyekuru has returned to Galatasaray on a six-month loan that elapses at the end of the season, with an option to buy. 🤝 Henry Onyekuru ve kulübü AS Monaco ile oyuncunun 2020-2021 sezonu için geçici transferi konusunda anlaşmaya varılmıştır. pic.twitter.com/FaCn7IwPGG — Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (@GalatasaraySK) January 25, 2021 Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance for Eupen where he finished the 2016-17 Belgian First Division A season as joint top-scorer with 22 goals, the winger was signed for Everton for a fee worth £7 million. Nevertheless, he was sent to Anderlecht owing to his failure to get a work p...
Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City
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Andre Ayew: In-form Ghana ace wants to do more than just score goals for Swansea City

The 30-year-old wants to have more of an impact on the Jack Army's push for elite division football Swansea City talisman Andre Ayew believes his influence on the team must go beyond simply finding the back of the net as the club continues their chase for Premier League promotion. The Ghana attacker has become a key element in the Jack Army's quest, having become the most trusted source of goals at Liberty Stadium. Last season, he netted 16 times in 46 Championship outings to finish the term as his team's top scorer and most outstanding player. This campaign, he continued just where he left off as he currently stands as the club's top scorer, with six goals in 14 appearances.
WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls
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WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls

Chibok Local Government of Borno State is now participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for the first time in 6 years.   The Borno local government is now participating in the examination after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in the area by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. Following the abduction of the schoolgirls, the Federal Government had closed down schools in the area.     The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army confirmed the reopening of schools in the local government, and it was further learnt that the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok has been converted into a mixed school.   Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, acting general officer commanding (...
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG
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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG

APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is a pastor, ministered the word of God at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Divine Pavilion, Uselu Quarters, Benin City, today August 16. Ize-Iyamu would be vying for the governorship seat of the state with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, come September 19 this year. See more photos below.
Seth Paintsil’s brace of assists inspires Admira Wacker past St. Polten
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Seth Paintsil’s brace of assists inspires Admira Wacker past St. Polten

The 24-year-old Ghanaian played a super-sub role as his team got a valuable away win over Alexander Schmidt’s men on Tuesday Admira Wacker secured a comfortable 3-0 triumph over St. Polten in Tuesday’s Austrian Bundesliga play-offs with substitute Seth Paintsil bagging two assists. With the visitors holding on to a slim lead at the NV Arena, the Ghanaian who was brought in with 11 minutes left to play conjured moments of magic to guarantee his team maximum points. Wacker came into the encounter on the back of two successive defeats in the Austrian elite division and faced a tough task against the hosts who silenced Swarovski Tirol 5-0 the last time out.
Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC
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Nigeria’s Amoo joins Ibrahimovic’s Hammarby from Sidos FC

Having turned 18 on Sunday, the Nigeria youth international has signed his first professional contract with the Swedish top-flight outfit Akinkunmi Amoo has teamed up with Swedish elite division side Hammarby on a four-year-deal from Nigeria’s Sidos FC. The midfielder who clocked 18 on Sunday will continue his progression with the Stockholm based outfit partly owned by football great Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Amoo is currently in Nigeria owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and he will join the Bajen as soon as the ban is lifted on air travel. In a statement published on the club’s website on Monday, the move was sealed after the teenager chose the team ahead of other suitors and they have vowed to be patient with him.
Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
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Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations. The layoffs are part of a bigger push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to pick news and content that’s presented on MSN.com, inside Microsoft’s Edge browser, and in the company’s various Microsoft News apps. Many of the affected workers are part of Microsoft’s SANE (search, ads, News, Edge) division, and are contracted as human editors to help pick stories. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.” While Microsoft says ...
Watford confirm trio of positive coronavirus tests after Premier League announcement
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Watford confirm trio of positive coronavirus tests after Premier League announcement

The club announced that one player and two staff members are set to self-isolate as part of guidelines set by the English top division Watford have announced that three people at the club have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last two days. On Tuesday, the Premier League confirmed that there were six positive Covid-19 results returned from a total of ​748 tests administered to players and club staff on Sunday and Monday. The league confirmed that the positive tests came from three different clubs, with one of the positive tests revealed to be Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan, who the club says is "asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home."
‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals
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‘It drives me crazy’ – Cisse offers to play for free to reach 100 Ligue 1 goals

The former Liverpool and France forward admits it still bothers him that he retired four goals shy of the three-figure landmark Djibril Cisse says he would play for free if a Ligue 1 side would sign him in order to reach 100 goals in the division. The former France international, now 38, has 96 Ligue 1 goals to his name and says the figure haunts him. Cisse announced his retirement from football in 2015 due to injury, but has since returned to represent Swiss side Yverdon and Italian minnows Vicenza 1902.
La Liga clubs to return to training after government gives permission following coronavirus outbreak
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La Liga clubs to return to training after government gives permission following coronavirus outbreak

The Spanish ministry of health has confirmed teams will now be allowed to resume work, in a boost to hopes the season can be completed La Liga clubs will return to training this week after the Spanish government gave permission following weeks of strict coronavirus-enforced lockdown in the country. Players in the fully professional divisions of club football in Spain - the top two tiers - will be allowed to train alone at club facilities once they have been tested for Covid-19 by club staff. The return to training comes after Spain was one of the worst hit countries in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic, however it raises hopes that the 2019-20 football season will be able to be concluded.
‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title
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‘Bullsh*t!’ – Ziyech seethes over Ajax being denied Eredivisie title

The Dutch top flight ended its season on Friday and decided to not name a champion in addition to cancelling promotion and relegation Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has slammed the Dutch Football Federation's (KNVB) decision to not award his side the championship for the 2019-20 season, calling the move "bullsh*t." On Friday the Eredivisie confirmed that its season was over and no champion would be named, denying Ajax the title with Ziyech's side in first place on goal differential over AZ. After Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte ruled this week that all football matches are forbidden until September 1 due to the coronavirus crisis, the KNVB moved quickly to bring the Eredivisie and second-tier Eerste Divisie to an end. The KNVB also controversially ruled that there would be no promotion o...
Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him
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Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him

WBA Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has blasted his rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as after Joshua fresh from winning back his four heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz in December, offered to train with Fury to prepare him for his fight against Wilder in February.                          In December, Anthony Joshua publicly declared that he wanted Fury to beat Wilder and so offered to spar with him and help him prepare for Fury and Wilder's February 22 rematch - an offer Fury accepted, but Wilder is disappointed by such a move saying both fighters are suppose to be fighting each other to determine who is the best in the world, not teaming up with each other. Wilder told TheBoxingVoice: “I saw it. Look at those b**ches, that’s what I said, they’re all some b**ches. Wh...
Police on the hunt for wig-wearing serial robber
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Police on the hunt for wig-wearing serial robber

The DeKalb County Police in Atlanta are searching for a man who has been robbing several businesses in an unusual disguise.   According to the department’s criminal investigative division, the man, who has not been identified, has robbed several Waffle Houses, two drugstores and a bank while wearing various hairpieces including long, flowing wigs.     In a Facebook post, Police accused the man of passing a note to a Waffle House waitress demanding money at the chain’s Lawrenceville Highway location in Tucker.   The note allegedly read “pass all the money,” authorities said.   After reading the note, the server ran from the register and the man fled the restaurant without getting any cash, police said.   Detectives have sinc...
Parma confirm Balotelli interest after De Rossi price proves stumbling block
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Parma confirm Balotelli interest after De Rossi price proves stumbling block

The cost of the former Roma favourite has dissuaded the Serie A club from any pursuit, but the ex-Manchester City and Milan man remains an option Parma are interested in a move for out-of-contract Marseille striker Mario Balotelli, but the club cannot afford a deal for former Roma hero Daniele De Rossi, confirmed the club's sporting director Daniele Faggiano. The Serie A club survived their first season back in the top flight of Italian football by three points and are preparing to strengthen their squad in the hopes of establishing themselves as mainstays in the division. Former Manchester City and Milan forward Balotelli sees his deal with Ligue 1outfit Marseille expire on June 30, leaving him as a free agent.
FFA outlines plan for national second division
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FFA outlines plan for national second division

A national second division could be introduced to Australian football for the 2021-22 season after a white paper was published by FFA. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has outlined plans for a national second division below the A-League, which would potentially come into effect in 2021-22. A-League sides do not face relegation in the existing format but could in future after FFA released details of its plan to work towards a second tier. Its aim is to form a league that would be "financially sustainable and provide professional pathways for more Australian players".

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