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“What God Cannot do Does not Exist”- Nigerian Footballer, Mikel Agu, writes as he Becomes a Portuguese Citizen
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“What God Cannot do Does not Exist”- Nigerian Footballer, Mikel Agu, writes as he Becomes a Portuguese Citizen

Nigerian footballer, Mikel Agu, is now a Portuguese citizen. He showed off his Portuguese passport on his Instastories on Tuesday afternoon May 3. Expressing his gratitude to God, the footballer wrote; ''What God cannot do does not exist. Am now a Portuguese'' Mikel currently plays as midfielder for Portuguese side, Vitória de Guimarães. Congrats to him!
Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him

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

Footballer, Michael Owen has revealed the reason he didn't socialize with David Beckham when the pair were team-mates at Real Madrid. Beckham arrived at the Bernabeu in Spain in 2003 after a row with Sir Alex Ferguson. Owen then joined the La Liga giants from Liverpool for £8million in 2004. Owen and Beckham had been England team-mates for some time, so many expected them to form a close bond as two of the only Englishmen playing in Spain, but Owen says that was not the case. Owen in his new autobiography, Reboot, stated that he and Beckham rarely had much contact away from the football pitch though he and his wife, Louise and their daughter lived close to the Beckhams. Owen said: “As much as we ended up living close to David and Victoria Beckham and were two English...
Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer
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Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer

Former Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mum, Nancy Zacarias’ has died after losing a long battle with cancer. She died aged just 64. The news came just days after the Higuain, 33, and his brother Federico, 36, made MLS history after both scored in the same game in Inter Miami's 2-1 win at Philadephia Union. In a statement on Wednesday, April 28, Inter Miami revealed it was saddened to hear of Nancy Zacarias’ death on Monday as it offered its condolences. The club wrote: “The Inter Miami CFC family is saddened to hear of the passing of Gonzalo and Federico Higuain’s beloved mother Nancy Zacarias. “Our deepest condolences go out to our players and their entire family during this difficult time. “We give the Higuains our full support as they cope w...
Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)
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Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)

Former Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all three charges against him during his appearance at the court on Wednesday, April 28. Giggs, 47, denied a charge he was violent and engaged in behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation, and abuse, a court heard. He also entered a not guilty plea of actual bodily harm to PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November last year. The Wales manager has also been charged with the common assault of Emma Greville, understood to be Ms. Greville’s younger sister, during the same alleged incident. The charge of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship alleges the abuse lasted al...
Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’
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Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’

Former Manchester United footballer and Wales manager, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on November 1, 2020. He has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s, understood to be Ms. Greville's younger sister during the same alleged incident. Giggs faces an additional charge of engaging in coercive or controlling behaviour against Ms. Greville in their relationship between December 2017 and November 2020. He is due to appear today at Manchester Magistrates' Court for his first court appearance in the case. Giggs has been released on bail ahead of the court appearance. The star denies all claims made against him. Following the announcement of th...
Paul Pogba Criticizes Jose Mourinho In Explosive And Brutally Honest New Interview
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Paul Pogba Criticizes Jose Mourinho In Explosive And Brutally Honest New Interview

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has well and truly opened up about his relationship with Jose Mourinho in an explosive new interview. Pogba, who didn't exactly see eye-to-eye with Mourinho during his time at Old Trafford, explained the differences in coaching and management between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his former boss, as well as various other topics. He also accused the Portuguese manager of casting him aside without any explanation. "What I have now with Ole is different, he wouldn't go against the players," Pogba told Sky Sports. "He wouldn't go against the players. "Maybe Ole wouldn't pick them, but it's not like he puts them on the side like they don't exist anymore. That's the difference between Mourinho and Ole. "Once I had a great relationship with Mour...
Chris Smalling, Wife And Son Held At Gunpoint During Terrifying Armed Robbery
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Chris Smalling, Wife And Son Held At Gunpoint During Terrifying Armed Robbery

Chris Smalling, his wife and their two-year-old son have been held at gunpoint during an armed robbery at their home in Italy. The horrifying incident saw three masked men break into the Roma defender's home in the early hours of Friday morning. Smalling was then forced to hand over jewellery, a Rolex watch and other valuables from a private safe, according to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport. The police received a call from Smalling's wife, Sam, at around 5am. Shortly after police arrived at the family's villa, which is located around 25 miles outside of Italian capital city Rome - and they are now on the hunt for the criminals. Understandably, the 31-year-old former Manchester United player and his family are reportedly "very distressed", however initial reports indicate the...
Actress Yvonne Okoro opens up on dating Waddle, Adebayor and Painstil
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Actress Yvonne Okoro opens up on dating Waddle, Adebayor and Painstil

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Okoro has finally broken her silence on her alleged romantic involvement with rapper Criss Waddle and footballers; Emmanuel Adebayor and John Painstil. Yvonne had an exclusive interview with media guru Abeiku Santana on his award-winning show Atuu which is aired on United Television where she spoke about the age-long rumour. She however denied dating the aforementioned stars saying people started drawing their own conclusion after she momentarily hanged out with them at a point in time. “You know when two mature adults meet more than once at a particular place, people draw their conclusions that they are dating but I’ve never dated any of the guys,” she stated. On the same show, she stated that she won’t be pressured to marry and would only marry when ...
Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’
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Paul Pogba Signs Deal With Amazon Prime To Make Documentary About His Life Called ‘The Pogmentary’

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba will be the subject of a brand new Amazon documentary series called 'The Pogmentary' - featuring unprecedented access into his life off the pitch. It has been confirmed that the 28-year-old has signed a deal with the tech giants, who will provide "a unique and intimate look at Pogba's life" set to release next year. The original series will likely focus on his departure and return to Manchester United, as well as France's World Cup win in 2018. The docu-series will also explore his influence on the game as well as interviews with family and friends - not to mention previously unreleased footage from his childhood. "Paul Pogba is one of the most prominents talents of his time, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with him ...
Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish Professional Football Club, Real Madrid has revealed that its defender, Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. This was revealed on the official website of the football club as the player is out of their upcoming match with Liverpool on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. Ramos was also absent from his team’s weekend win over fierce rivals Barcelona, which placed them in a strong position to defend their league title. The Spanish giants won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Vinicius Junior and Marcos Asensio, who are both in excellent form ahead of tomorrow’s match at Anfield. Meanwhile, the Grid Company Limited(GRIDCo) has explained the reason behind the sudden power outages in the country yesterday. In a statement release, the company revealed that there was...
Roy McDonough:  UK’s ‘Dirtiest’ Footballer Who Got 22 Red Cards, Slept With Over 400 Women
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Roy McDonough: UK’s ‘Dirtiest’ Footballer Who Got 22 Red Cards, Slept With Over 400 Women

Britain's dirtiest ever footballer bedded more than 400 women, headbutted opponents, picked up 22 red cards, and used to lick his moustache to see if he had got lucky the night before. Roy McDonough may not be a name that rolls off the tongue for football fans, but he found himself in trouble with the authorities more than renowned hardmen such as Graeme Souness, Vinnie Jones and Roy Keane. McDonough, now 62, used to drink 20 pints a night in his heyday and earned himself the nickname 'Red Card Roy' for his aggressive playing style. His party trick was downing a pint of Guinness in less than seven seconds while standing on his head on a moving train. McDonough made his name in the 80s and 90s as a lower league striker for the likes of Southend United and Colchester United, ...
Update: Footballer, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, inquest hears
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Update: Footballer, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, inquest hears

Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, an inquest has heard. The English footballer was discovered at the Lanes Hotel in West Coker, near Yeovil, on Wednesday, March 31. An inquest into the 32-year-old's death was opened and adjourned by Tony Williams, the senior coroner for Somerset, during a hearing in Taunton. In a statement read to the court, coroner's officer Ben Batley said Mr. Collins, from Newport, Gwent, was confirmed dead at the hotel on March 31. 'Lee was a professional footballer with Yeovil Town Football Club,' Mr. Batley said. 'It was identified that when Lee did not attend for training on March 31 enquiries were made at the hotel where he was staying, and he was found in his room hanging. 'Also admitted into e...
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Footballer To Earn Crypto
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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Footballer To Earn Crypto

The world’s highly respected footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo collected about 770 Fan Tokens JUV ahead of Juventus’ match against Benevento on Sunday as a way of marking his record-breaking goal milestone. It’s the first time a footballer has been rewarded with Crypto which is becoming prominent in terms of fan interaction into the world’s most popular sport. Fan Tokens like $JUV permits Juventus fans to interact extensively with their football club and participate in various decisions through the Socios app. At the time of writing Chiliz the sport-based crypto, trading at $0.550926 with a daily trading volume of $1.07 Billion. Chiliz is up 0.03% for the day and currently has a market value of $3.077 Billion. The five-time ”World football of the year” would collect 770 JUV ...
Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players
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Prepare Yourself For not Making it at Manchester United – Rashford tells Players

  Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has advised youngster players to prepare themselves for not making it at the club. According to the England forward, this will help them not to get too down if they fail to make it at Old Trafford. Rashford has been in fine form for United this season, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists in 45 appearances. He made breakthrough in the United first team in 2016 and has now scored 90 goals in 273 games. Speaking to Jay Shetty’s podcast for #ILoveUnited, the 23-year-old gave an insight into his own mind. “Just to try and improve every day,” Rashford said. “But making it at United is different to making it as a footballer. As a youngster, you have to prepare yourself for not making it at United, just in order for no...
Dele Alli’s ex-girlfriend, Ruby Mae Gives the Middle finger after it’s revealed the footballer is seeking love on dating app after she dumped him
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Dele Alli’s ex-girlfriend, Ruby Mae Gives the Middle finger after it’s revealed the footballer is seeking love on dating app after she dumped him

Lingerie model, Ruby Mae flipped a middle finger as soon as it was revealed that her ex-boyfriend and footballer Dele Alli is seeking new love on a celeb dating app after she dumped him. The 24-year-old Tottenham midfielder was left 'gutted' after his girlfriend of five-years, 25, ended their relationship, prompting his decision to join celebrity dating app, Raya used by the likes of Cara Delevingne, Adele, and Ben Affleck. On Alli's relationship status, a pal said: "Dele’s still gutted about the break-up with Ruby but knows he’s got to look to the future. "His pride was dented but now he is open about starting a relationship with the right person." Dele's profile on the dating app features an image of himself in a smart navy suit and grey tie while sipping on a beverage. ...
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...
Michail Antonio ‘snubs’ England, pledges his ‘international future to Jamaica’
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Michail Antonio ‘snubs’ England, pledges his ‘international future to Jamaica’

West Ham striker, Michail Antonio has reportedly snubbed England and officially pledged his international future to Jamaica. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Jamaica FA were making plans to recruit up to 15 English stars ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar. Joining Antonio on the list were Demarai Gray, Max Aarons, and Liam Moore, and it has now been reported that the West Ham man is the first to confirm his place in the Jamaica squad. Sky Sports report that Antonio has now definitely pledged his allegiance to the Caribbean island - where his parents were born - in a bid to play more international football having missed out regularly on England squads of late. Jamaica are also hopeful of persuading Isaac Hayden, Andre Gray, Ethan Pinnock Mason Holgate, Kemar Ro...
Megan Rapinoe Claims Equal Pay Is On Her Mind When She Pulls On US Shirt
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Megan Rapinoe Claims Equal Pay Is On Her Mind When She Pulls On US Shirt

Megan Rapinoe has revealed that equal pay and the "fans and for kids who want to be in my position" are on her mind when she wears the US national team shirt. The US women's national team have been vying for equal pay and even disputed the case with US Soccer. A past lawsuit launched by the US team called for over $66m in damages under the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both Rapinoe and fellow US teammate Alex Morgan vowed to launch an appeal in 2020 after the team's equal pay claim was dismissed. US Soccer and the women's team both agreed to an unequal working condition claim outside of court last December. US players are now able to appeal wage discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act, but Rapinoe believes that the fight for equal pay is far from ov...
Desire Oparanozie To Help Lady In Viral Video, Anthonia Abisola To Become A Professional Footballer
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Desire Oparanozie To Help Lady In Viral Video, Anthonia Abisola To Become A Professional Footballer

Super Falcons star, Desire Oparanozie, has through her foundation, picked Anthonia Abisola, to support her to become a professional footballer. Sharing the good news via her Twitter page, Oparanozie wrote: I'm pleased to announce that Desire Oparanozie Foundation will be identifying young female football players to support in their quest to become professional players. The first player identified is Anthonia Abisola @Abiso_la DM my management team @ksmcomp with your details. Congrats Reacting to Desire Oparanozie's kind gesture, the elated Anthonia Abisola wrote: Wow I’m crying No no!!!! Someone should wake me up Recall that in January 2021, Anthonia Abisola had called for help in achieving her desires. A young female footballer, Anthonia Fakiyesi Abisola, has shown off her foo...
Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape
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Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star, Robinho, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a gang rape in 2013. The Brazilian was accused of raping a woman in her 20s at an Italian nightclub eight years ago. The 37-year-old was originally found guilty in 2017 before he was sentenced in December of last year. Robinho chose to appeal the verdict, which has now been upheld in Milan’s Court of Appeal. However, according to Globo, new details have since emerged in the Court of Appeal, alleging that the former AC Milan star and his representatives ‘attempted to deceive investigators’ by providing different accounts on ‘previously agreed facts’. The Court of Appeal added that the footballer ‘belittled’ and ‘brutally humiliated’ the woman. Robinho’s team...
David Moyes tells Chelsea, Man Utd how Much Declan Rice will Cost
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David Moyes tells Chelsea, Man Utd how Much Declan Rice will Cost

West Ham manager, David Moyes, has insisted he would only sell Declan Rice for more than £100m. Rice has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United since last summer. And according to Moyes, the club does not need Champions League football next season to keep the 22-year-old. Hammers co-owner, David Sullivan, is understood to value Rice at around an eye-watering nine-figure sum. But Moyes said: “I don’t agree with the owners that Declan Rice is a £100m footballer. Far, far more than £100m. Far, far more “I look at the players who have joined some clubs from overseas and come in and nowhere near had the impact Declan Rice would have “I certainly wouldn’t put a price on it. You can decide which figure you want to put on it but I wouldn’t be sanctioni...
Obafemi Martins Speaks on Beef with Burna Boy Which Was Reported by CDQ
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Obafemi Martins Speaks on Beef with Burna Boy Which Was Reported by CDQ

Footballer, Obafemi Martins, has broken his silence on his reported clash with singer Burna Boy at a club in Lagos. Rapper, CDQ, had taken to Twitter to call out Burna Boy for reportedly disrespecting Obafemi at the club. CDQ had tweeted; ''I still can’t phantom this an artist just disrespected Obagoal on thinking he’s now bigger n say e don get mouth pass Obafemi Martins and I imagine how he was able to go back home n sleep comfortably without conscience in this same Lagos  igbagbè manshe awa eda ooo Burna for the first time I’m disappointed in u!!!!! U and ur boys need to go apologize to Obagoal now! No let dem dey deceive u wit ur village title say african gi-ant com dey disrespect Oba Eko lonpe bi. Obafemi Martins is not anybody’s mate. if we dey cry make we dey see U ...
Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze
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Unai Emery, Mata Gushes About Super Eagles Intl, Samuel Chukwueze

  Villarreal boss, Unai Emery has described Super Eagles international, Samuel Chukwueze’s return to form as great news for the club. According to the former Arsenal boss “Chukwueze’s return is news for the future of the team in this final part of the season.” The Spaniards added that the team were “beginning to see the Chukwueze that most fans knew and that this year for some reasons we had not seen.” The Super Eagles attacker overcame a groin injury, which needed surgery after it compromised his performances over time. And despite the Yellow Marines’ defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, the Nigerian forward was the most dangerous player on the pitch. Also speaking about the player, popular sports figure, Javier Mata of AS newspaper pointed out that Chukwue...
I’m Unfollowing Friends Who Don’t Support My Craft – Anto Neosoul
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I’m Unfollowing Friends Who Don’t Support My Craft – Anto Neosoul

Anto Neosoul (Anthony Mwangi) is without a doubt one of East Africa’s most sought vocalist and musician. The 35 year old is also one of the best actors in the industry. He already has over 100K followers on his Instagram page. Among his followers, he claims that some don’t support his craft and he has promised to unfollow all of them; no matter how long they have known each other. He also adds that he supports his fans, but most don’t do the same. He wrote, "UNfollowing “friends” I don’t care how long we have been friends, if I realize that you don’t really support my craft as much as I do yours, then why are we even friends in then first place. There’s nothing wrong about your craft, there’s something wrong with friends who feel they need more from you so they can be there fo...
Michael Essien Deletes LGBT Support Post After Being Dragged in the Mud by Ghanaians
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Michael Essien Deletes LGBT Support Post After Being Dragged in the Mud by Ghanaians

  Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has deleted his post in support of LGBT Ghanaians after huge backlash. Essien caused a stir Monday night when he posted that he’s in support of Ghana’s LGBT community, who have been facing immense public pressure, discrimination and even violence in recent times. Essien shocked everyone with a public declaration of support for the LGBT. Despite a decorated playing career, he was never a person who courted public attention.   So it was definitely surprising seeing him proudly standing with a marginalized group in Ghana. However, his post predictably triggered ignorant Ghanaian homophobes who landed on him with insults upon insults. The vitriol became so much that Essien pulled down the post. Before posting so...
Solskjaer Clears Air on Juan Mata Leaving Man United
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Solskjaer Clears Air on Juan Mata Leaving Man United

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has finally reacted to reports linking midfielder, Juan Mata, with a move away from Old Trafford. Reports had emerged earlier this week that Juventus, AS Roma and Inter Milan, were all keeping a keen eye on Mata. Mata’s contract with Man United will expire at the end of the season. Nevertheless, the Red Devils have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months. Reacting to the development on Wednesday, Solskjaer said during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s Europa League last-32 second leg tie with Real Sociedad on Thursday night that he was not surprised that Mata is being linked with a move away from the club. According to the Norwegian, the 32-year-old Spaniard is an outstanding football...
“Wetin Man Go Do” By Burna Boy is my Best Song – Antonio Rudiger
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“Wetin Man Go Do” By Burna Boy is my Best Song – Antonio Rudiger

German international footballer and Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has opened up on his love for Nigerian music superstar and Grammy nominee, Burna Boy and his music. During an interactive interview with Chelsea official website, Rudiger who was about his taste for music disclosed that he gravitates to rhythm and beat of a music than lyrics. When asked who he would love to watch perform live, he said: “I would prefer Travis Scott because his concert are more likely.” According him, his go to song is ‘Wetin Man Go Do’ by Burna Boy as he reveals it is his best song now and it is the song he jams to ahead of every football game.  
It’s degrading taking the knee or wearing Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt – Wilfried Zaha says
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It’s degrading taking the knee or wearing Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt – Wilfried Zaha says

Crystal palace and Ivory Coast footballer, Wilfried Zaha has vowed to stop taking the knee before matches and urged fellow black footballers to do the same because he believes the gesture has lost its meaning and may even be making blacks a 'target' for racial abuse. The former Manchester United player, 28, believes taking the knee to show support for racial equality is becoming ‘something we just do now’. Brentford players have stopped making the gesture as they 'no longer feel that it is making an impact'. Zaha speaking at Thursday’s Financial Times’ Business of Football summit, said: ‘I’ve said before that I feel like taking the knee is degrading and stuff because growing up my parents just let me know that I should be proud to be black no matter what and I feel like we...
Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele
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Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele

  Barcelona star, Ousmane Dembele has revealed some advice he got from superstar Lionel Messi prior to their 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 first leg. PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg on Tuesday with Kylian Mbappé scoring a hattrick. But in an interview before the game, the French international, who has endured a difficult time in Catalonia, confirmed that some wise words from his captain have made a big difference in his reviving career. “He tells me how to position myself and when to pass, because I like to dribble when I have the ball”, the 23-year-old said in an interview with UEFA.com. “I like to go forward on my own. Sometimes he tells me to calm down, to go out wide, or wait for a teammate and to not always try ...
From the Desk of Footballer Jude Ighalo’s Wife, Sonia
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From the Desk of Footballer Jude Ighalo’s Wife, Sonia

Footballer Jude Ighalo's wife, Sonia Ighalo shared a cryptic post on her Instastories on Monday evening, February 8. She wrote; KARMA. Keep ranting Sis!! Gal6:7'' Meanwhile, we went to check what's in Galatians 6: 7. See below   We think we kinda have an idea who she is referring to here but we will leave you guys to guess..
Nwakali & Azeez: Generations collide in Segunda relegation battle
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Nwakali & Azeez: Generations collide in Segunda relegation battle

The arrivals of two former Nigeria youth internationals have added intrigue and interest to the relegation fight in Spain's second tier For all that the January transfer window has its foibles, it does serve an important purpose for footballers: it can serve as an emergency exit, even if only temporarily, from inactivity. At the close of this most recent winter window, two Nigeria internationals made similar journeys in search of greater involvement at club level. In many ways, the careers of Ramon Azeez and Kelechi Nwakali mirror one another: both captained successful Nigeria national sides at under-17 level (the former to a runner-up spot at the 2009 World Cup, the latter to first-place in 2015), both are midfielders, and both traded the glamour of the Spanish top flight for a rel...
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: How Odegaard Snubbed Arsene Wenger
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: How Odegaard Snubbed Arsene Wenger

A former head of youth scouting at Arsenal, Steve Morrow, has claimed Martin Odegaard snubbed a move to the club when Arsene Wenger was still manager. Odegaard, who was a teenager at the time, chose to sign for Real Madrid instead. The Norwegian was one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe, when he made his debut for Stromsgodset at 15. Now Morrow has claimed Arsenal made their move to sign Odegaard six years ago. “I first scouted him when he was 14 and was just amazed by his talent, his technical level and his intelligence for such a young player,” Morrow told The Times. “I put a lot of work in, scouted Martin for 18 months and got very close to him and his family. “We had permission from Stromsgodset to invite the player over and it was down to us and Real Mad...
I Can’t Promise Another 20 Years in Football – Cristiano Ronaldo on 36th Birthday
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I Can’t Promise Another 20 Years in Football – Cristiano Ronaldo on 36th Birthday

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, on Friday, promised to continue giving his 100 per cent until he eventually decides to hang his boots. Ronaldo also said he was sorry he couldn’t promise his supporters another 20 years at the top. The Portugal captain said this while celebrating his 36th birthday and 20th year as a professional footballer. The Juventus number 7, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game, posted a heartfelt message to his 260 million Instagram followers to mark the occasion. Ronaldo said: “36 years old, unbelievable! It feels like it all started yesterday, but this journey is already full of adventures and stories to remember. My first ball, my first team, my first goal… Time flies! “From Madeira to Lisbon,...
Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue
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Graphic: Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly kill talented footballer in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked and killed a young man identified as Terwase Iorbee in Gwer-West Local Government Area of Benue State.   It was gathered that late Terwase, a talented footballer, who also worked as a commercial motorcyclist, was stabbed to death by the herdmen on his way to a fish market in Apochi village on Tuesday, February 2.     A friend of the deceased, Udam Samuel Aseer, who confirmed the incident, said the herdsmen pierced his stomach with a knife and also shot dead a man who came to his rescue.   Aseer wrote;   FULANI MEN KILLED MY FRIEND TODAY IN GWER-WEST LGA 02-02-2021   With deep sense of sorrows over the untimely death my friend/neighbor, Mr. Terwase Iorbee, I pray God Almighty grant ...
Odion Ighalo Touches Down in Saudi Arabia to Seal his Move to Al-Shabab From Shanghai Shenhua after Loan Spell at Manchester United 
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Odion Ighalo Touches Down in Saudi Arabia to Seal his Move to Al-Shabab From Shanghai Shenhua after Loan Spell at Manchester United 

Odion Ighalo has touched down in Saudi Arabia to seal his move to Al-Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua after his loan spell at Manchester United ended last month. The Nigerian international, 31, shared photos of himself and his agent in Riyadh following their arrival in Saudi. The move for the Ighalo is subjected to him passing a medical after the footballer was given permission to talk with the Saudi Arabian club, according to Mail Online Football.
Ronaldo In Police Trouble After Breaking Covid Rules For Girlfriend’s Birthday
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Ronaldo In Police Trouble After Breaking Covid Rules For Girlfriend’s Birthday

Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is being investigated by Italian police over a trip he allegedly took to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday. He is accused of breaking Covid-19 rules by travelling between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. Now-deleted footage posted on social media showed the couple on a snowmobile in a mountain resort, the same day Georgina Rodriguez turned 27. Italy is seeing hundreds of deaths and thousands of infections daily. The country was hit badly in the early stages of the pandemic last year and is now in a political crisis after struggling to bring down cases in a second wave. Valle d'Aosta police said they were investigating the couple over the alleged trip to the Courmayeur ski resort. Under current rules in Italy, travel betw...
Footballer, Chikelu Ofoedu Slapped By A Military Man
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Footballer, Chikelu Ofoedu Slapped By A Military Man

A Nigerian professional footballer got in a war of words with a Military man over the right of way as the soldier drove on the wrong side of the road facing other cars. The soldier identified simply as Nasiru slapped him over the right of way disagreement. Chikelu Ofoedu plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv. After getting slapped, the footballer approached the soldier in his car asking to be killed by the soldier who then came down wielding a cutlass. An infuriated Nasiru confronts Chikelu with the cutlass but the footballer clamps his hands behind him but continued to question the soldier over the slap. The soldier repeatedly insults the footballer for daring to question him. https://youtu.be/Ilkk3W1ZPDk
Jordon Ibe Suffering From Depression, Says ‘I’m in A Dark Place’
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Jordon Ibe Suffering From Depression, Says ‘I’m in A Dark Place’

  Derby County winger Jordon Ibe says he has 'found himself in a dark place' during his battling with depression. The 25-year-old former Liverpool man, who joined Wayne Rooney's side in September on a free transfer from Bournemouth, has not been in the club's matchday squad since Boxing Day. Ibe has only featured for The Rams once and that was back in December, when he also faced an internal disciplinary investigation by the club. This week, Ibe has opened up about his mental health via social media, saying he 'finds things hard.' "I want to apologise to all my fans around the world," he wrote on his official Instagram page. "I've found myself in a dark place, due to suffering with depression. It's no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just fin...
David Barral becomes first-ever footballer to be bought with Bitcoin
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David Barral becomes first-ever footballer to be bought with Bitcoin

  Former Real Madrid B and Levante striker, David Barral has become the first-ever player to be purchased using cryptocurrency. The 37-year-old Spaniard officially signed for Spanish third division team DUX Internacional de Madrid on Tuesday, January 19, in a deal funded entirely through the use of bitcoin. The transfer fee is yet to been disclosed with the deal yet to be acknowledged by authorities. The club owned by footballers Borja Iglesias and Thibaut Courtois, said in a statement: 'David Barral new player of DUX Internacional de Madrid, welcome to the infinite club!' the club shared on its social media pages. 'He becomes the first signing in history in cryptocurrencies. Thanks to Criptan, our new sponsor, for making it possible.' The striker added: 'Glad to j...
Emile Smith Rowe’s Highlights vs Newcastle Prove He’s The Player Arsenal Have Needed For A Very Long Time
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Emile Smith Rowe’s Highlights vs Newcastle Prove He’s The Player Arsenal Have Needed For A Very Long Time

  You know what they say; when one door closes, another one opens. For many Arsenal fans, the departure of Mesut Ozil was a disappointing one. For years, the club have needed a playmaker to link play, create chances and score goals - and at one stage, the German provided that must-needed creative spark. In the 2015/16 campaign, Ozil picked up 19 assists in 35 Premier League matches. On his day, he was one of the best in world football but those days became few and far between towards the end of his time in North London. He struggled to maintain a place in the club's starting line-up and the rest is history. Ozil has now departed for pastures new and in his place, 20-year-old Emile Smith Rowe has come in and taken his opportunity with both hands. Gary Neville compared hi...
Erling Haaland Was A Member Of A Boyband In 2016 And They Posted A Song To YouTube
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Erling Haaland Was A Member Of A Boyband In 2016 And They Posted A Song To YouTube

  Before he became one of the most exciting prospects in world football, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland was dropping bars on YouTube under the name 'FlowKingz'. That's right. The Norweigian forward can be seen rapping the single "Kygo jo" via his official YouTube channel alongside two of his friends in a quite frankly bizarre music video. With almost four million views at the time of writing, we can officially say that Haaland's lyrical presence isn't exactly genius but it's certainly memorable. What have i just watched, seriously? Someone has even made a YouTube video translating the song from Norwegian to English, so if you want to know what Haaland is saying on that sunny day in 2016, then please yourself. Haaland is a man of many talents. He is also a w...
“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Footballer, Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles
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“I Once Hawked Groundnut And Pepper” – Footballer, Wilfred Ndidi Shares Childhood Struggles

Nigerian International footballer, Wilfred Ndidi has shared a touching story of how he used to be a street hawker selling pepper, groundnut and other things just to put food on his table and support his mum when he was very young. Wilfred Ndidi opened up on his life and career during an interview with Oluwashina Okeleji via the Frame online publication, and according to him, he became popular for selling groundnuts. The Leicester City midfielder added that he was also wiping windscreens of cars during traffic to augment his revenue. He said “I did different things. Sometimes I hawked pepper, I sold water [sachets], tomatoes and fruits for my mother. “But I became famous for selling [groundnut] peanuts. They call me the groundnut boy. I did all these things to support my moth...
Kazu Miura, 53, extends Yokohama contract
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Kazu Miura, 53, extends Yokohama contract

    The oldest scorer in Japanese professional football Kazuyoshi Miura will still be playing aged 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season. Miura turns 54 on 26 February, the day before the 2021 J League campaign begins. The former Japan striker joined Yokohama in 2005 and will play his 17th season for the club. "My aspirations and passion for football are only increasing," he said. Miura started his career with Brazilian side Santos in 1986 and became the oldest player to score in a Japanese professional league game with his 2017 goal against Thespakusatsu Gunma aged 50 years and 14 days. Dubbed 'King Kazu' in Japan, Miura is one of the country's most loved sportsmen and was the face of the J League when it launched in 1993. He...
Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion
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Orlando Pride And Brazil Star Marta Announces She Will Marry Teammate Toni Deion

  Orlando Pride and Brazil star Marta Vieira da Silva has announced her engagement to teammate Toni Deion Pressley after the pair fell in love at the club. The 34-year-old, a six-time World Player of the Year winner regarded by many as the greatest female footballer of all time, posted the news to her 2.3 million Instagram followers this week alongside several pictures of the happy couple. She wrote: "This is another chapter of the story that we are writing together." The pair are believed to have met at Florida-based Orlando Pride in 2017 and according to NewsChain, the pair made their relationship public two years later. Those reports suggest a date for the wedding has not been confirmed as of yet, but the big day is not expected until after the 2021 National Women'...
Rashford Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Footballer At £149 Million
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Rashford Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Footballer At £149 Million

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is the world's most valuable player and worth a staggering £150million, according to the lates calculations by CIES Football Observatory. While Rashford's value has skyrocketed on account of a free-scoring season for United, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has slumped to fifth place on their list as he enters the last 18 months of his contract. They value Mbappe at £135m now, below Rashford, Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland (£137.3m), Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (£137m) and United attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes (£135.1m). The CIES survey takes into account recent player performances as well as their age, contract situation and career progression plus their club's wealth and success. Rashford's value has soared...
Emmanuel Adebayor accuses ex-girlfriend Dillish Mathews of being a liar and cheat
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Emmanuel Adebayor accuses ex-girlfriend Dillish Mathews of being a liar and cheat

Emmanuel Adebayor has accused ex-girlfriend Dillish Matthews of a number of things, including deception and cheating.   The Togolese professional footballer who dated Big Brother Africa 8 winner Dillish made the accusations on his Instagram Stories and tagged it "Pay Back Friday".   He told the story of a girlfriend who lied that she was travelling to Namibia only for him to discover she was in Angola and when asked, she said she "doesn't know how she got there".   He also claimed the same girlfriend introduced a man to him as her uncle but he discovered months later that he's not related to her.   He also recounted sending money to the girlfriend to share to her family only to discover her family got nothing and she shared it amongst her fri...

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