Tuesday, November 30

Tag: Footsteps

EPL: Trevoh Chalobah reveals his ‘idol’ in football, gives reason
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EPL: Trevoh Chalobah reveals his ‘idol’ in football, gives reason

Chelsea defender, Trevoh Chalobah, has named teammate, Thiago Silva, as his ‘idol’ in football. According to Chalobah, he wants to follow in the footsteps of Silva, who has so far had a successful career. The 22-year-old played alongside Silva in a three-man defence as Chelsea defeated Leicester City 3-0 in a Premier League tie on Saturday. Chalobah, who made his seventh Premier League appearance of the season for Chelsea against Leicester over the weekend, also expressed his gratitude for sharing the pitch and training sessions with the Brazilian international. “Thiago Silva was one of my idols growing up as a kid, and with how successful he’s been,” Chalobah told Chelsea’s official website ahead of their Champions League tie with Juventus on Tuesday. “It is great sharing t...
Fati agrees new long-term Barca deal
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Fati agrees new long-term Barca deal

Ansu Fati has agreed a new six-year deal at Barcelona and becomes the second player from the club to have his buy-out clause set at 1billion euros. The Bissau-born teenager had been linked with a move elsewhere but has committed his future to the financially-stricken Catalan giants. Fati's new contract will officially be signed on Thursday and will see him follow in the footsteps of team-mate Pedri, who last week agreed new terms which also included an £842m release clause. Despite suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee in November, Fati returned after 10 months on the sidelines to help lift some of the gloom at the Nou Camp with two goals in five appearances this season. A product of Barca's La Masia academy, he took on the number 10 shirt after Lionel Messi left to si...
Sex attacker, Ali Husseini has sentence increased
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Sex attacker, Ali Husseini has sentence increased

A man who was jailed for a series of sex attacks on women in Tower Hamlets in London has had his sentence increased from six years and nine months' imprisonment to nine years. Ali Husseini, 27, sexually assaulted three women in separate attacks while they were walking along a pedestrian underpass. During his trial at the Old Bailey, the court heard how Husseini would follow lone women into the subway underneath the A12 in the Poplar area. In August 2020, he followed a 32-year-old woman as she returned home from nearby shops, before grabbing her neck and sexually assaulting her. The victim was able to bite Husseini's arm before running away. A few weeks later, Husseini targeted a heavily pregnant woman as she walked along the same underpass on her way back to work. The victim ...
Wayne Rooney’s son Kai scores four for Manchester United youth team in nine-goal thriller against Liverpool
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Wayne Rooney’s son Kai scores four for Manchester United youth team in nine-goal thriller against Liverpool

The 11-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his father at Old Trafford, with impressive progress being made in the academy ranks Wayne Rooney’s son Kai is proving to be a chip off the old block, with the 11-year-old revealing that he scored all four goals for Manchester United’s U12s in their recent 5-4 defeat to Liverpool. With his dad holding the honour of being the Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer, there are some sizeable boots for Rooney junior to fill at Old Trafford. He is showing signs of heading in the right direction, with an ability to score goals clearly being passed down from one generation to the next.
Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son
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Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son

A promising 19-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, but he will be getting no special treatment in Fort Lauderdale David Beckham has seen his son Romeo make a professional debut for Fort Lauderdale CF, and the Manchester United legend wants Inter Miami coach Phil Neville to be "harder on him than anyone else". At 19 years of age, Beckham Jr is looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of his former England captain father. He will be given no special treatment in that quest, having previously spent time in the academy ranks at Arsenal, but is showing the potential that suggests he could have a career in the game.  
USMNT international Tessmann joins Serie A side Venezia from FC Dallas
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USMNT international Tessmann joins Serie A side Venezia from FC Dallas

The 19-year-old becomes the latest homegrown player from the club make the leap to Italy following the footsteps of Weston McKennie and Bryan Reynolds Tanner Tessmann has swapped MLS for Serie A after the USMNT teenager sealed a move to newly-promoted Venezia from FC Dallas. The 19-year-old makes the journey across the Atlantic to Europe to link up with Paolo Zanetti's side, who earned the play-off jump from Serie B last term. The Alabama-born midfielder becomes the latest homegrown talent from Dallas to switch continents for a shot in Italy, following in the footsteps of fellow internationals Weston McKennie and Bryan Reynolds.
Daka matches Haaland and Keita’s feat after winning Bundesliga Player of the Season award
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Daka matches Haaland and Keita’s feat after winning Bundesliga Player of the Season award

The Zambia international has been named the best player in the Austrian division following his spectacular performances for the Red Bulls Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka has been crowned the 2020-21 Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Season, following the footsteps of Erling Haaland and Naby Keita, who also clinched the accolade in the past. The 22-year-old has been delivering impressive performances consistently for Jesse Marsch’s men in the current campaign. Daka has bagged 27 goals after 27 league appearances so far and provided seven assists amid other dazzling displays for the Red Bulls.
Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Africa Person of the Year 2020
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Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Africa Person of the Year 2020

Forbes has named Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Africa Person of the Year 2020.   Forbes Africa tweeted on Tuesday, Dec 1: "The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is…Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica."     Reacting, Okonjo-Iweala, who is set to become the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organisation in its 25-year history, said she is thrilled.   She tweeted, "Thrilled to be named Forbes Africa-CNBC ‘2020 African of the Year’ following in the footsteps of my great brothers Paul Kagame and Akin Adesina."     In 2019, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), won the ...
Chelsea loanee Chalobah hopeful he can make first team step-up
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Chelsea loanee Chalobah hopeful he can make first team step-up

The 20-year-old midfielder is hungry to follow in the footsteps of academy graduates Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Reece James Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah is hoping he can be the next young player to make a big impact on Frank Lampard’s thoughts with regards the first team. The 20-year-old has spent the last season on loan at Huddersfield and has seen many of his fellow academy products thrive under the former England midfielder. Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Fikayo Tomori have all played major roles for the Blues this season, while Billy Gilmour is the latest youngster to have made an impact in the senior squad.
Tom And Jerry Director Gene Deitch Dead At 95
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Tom And Jerry Director Gene Deitch Dead At 95

Oscar award-winning director Gene Deitch is dead at the age of 95. It is gathered that the Tom and Jerry director died on Thursday night at his apartment in Prague in the Little Quarter area. Speaking to The Associated Press, his Czech publisher Petr Himmel said he died “unexpectedly.” Born Eugene Merrill Deitch, he directed 13 episodes of Tom and Jerry and several episodes of the series Popeye. He was born in Chicago but moved to Prague in 1959 after what was only supposed to be a 10-day visit. But he fell in love with his future wife, Zdenka and stayed in the Czechoslovakian capital. The animator and illustrator won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Munro in 1960. Gene was the co-producer of Sidney’s Family Tree which was nominated for an Academy Award ...
Osimhen: Lille wonderkid wants to emulate Enyeama, Odemwingie
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Osimhen: Lille wonderkid wants to emulate Enyeama, Odemwingie

The 20-year-old joined Lille from Charleroi and wants to follow the example set by Nigerians who have featured for the club Nigerian youngster and new Lille signing Victor Osimhen admitted he wants to follow in the footsteps of Nigerians who previously represented the club.The Super Eagles forward ended his association with Belgian side RSC Charleroi when he penned a five-year deal at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Osimhen is keen to get the latest move in his career off to the best possible start after taking part in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria won bronze. Now, he hopes to make a good impression in France and emulate Nigeria’s celebrated sons - Peter Odemwingie and Vincent Enyeama - in the process. "Lille is a very good club that has a quality project and includes high-class...
De Jong hoping to continue Cruyff’s legacy at Barcelona after completing move from Ajax
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De Jong hoping to continue Cruyff’s legacy at Barcelona after completing move from Ajax

Playing at Camp Nou was a childhood dream for the young midfielder, who follows in the footsteps of Cruyff and a host of Ajax legends New Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong will take inspiration from famous predecessors such as the late Johan Cruyff as he looks to settle in to life at Camp Nou. De Jong, 22, became the latest in a long line of players to make the jump from Ajax to Barcelona as he completed a move that had been agreed earlier this year. On Friday the Netherlands international was presented at Camp Nou to fans and the media, and stepped on the famous pitch for the first time decked in a Blaugrana shirt.
‘I’m here to make my story’ – Felipe not out to replace Inter-bound Godin
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‘I’m here to make my story’ – Felipe not out to replace Inter-bound Godin

A €20 million signing from Porto, Atletico Madrid's new centre-back does not intend to follow in the Uruguayan's footsteps New recruit Felipe is not concerned about filling Diego Godin's boots at Atletico Madrid. Godin has signed a three-year deal with Inter, ending a nine-year stay in the Spanish capital that yielded a La Liga title and two Champions League final appearances, though Atleti lost on both occasions to neigbours Real Madrid. After joining from Porto for €20 million ($22.6 million/‎£18 million) and agreeing to a three-year contract with the Spanish club, Felipe is widely expected to be Atletico's replacement for captain Godin.
Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli’s Moms at War hits cinemas Aug 17
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Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli’s Moms at War hits cinemas Aug 17

Dioni Visions and Film One announce the August release of Moms at War a dramedy starring Funke Akindele, Omoni Oboli, Yul Edochie and  Eucharia Anumobi. Moms at War tells the story of Olaide and Ebubechukwu, two mothers who would do anything for their children. Omoni Oboli stars as Ebubechukwu, a posh career woman who was born with a silver spoon and expects her only daughter to follow in her footsteps. Funke Akindele stars as Olaide, a self-made woman who built herself up from nothing to raise her son and give him the life she did not have. With their children competing for a place in a prestigious scholars program, everything starts to derail as the mothers go head to head to ensure that their individual  child wins. Moms At War soars as a slam bang tale of friendship and mo...
Meet The World Cup Referee Who Is A Multi-Millionaire
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Meet The World Cup Referee Who Is A Multi-Millionaire

It has been revealed that the official referee for today’s World Cup game as England beat Sweden 2-0 is a multi-millionaire. 45-year-old Bjorn Kuipers could be richer than some of the players on the pitch as it’s revealed he is a multi-millionaire of supermarket chain. Kuipers owns a multi-million-pound chain of supermarkets across the Netherlands called Jumbo. Born in Oldenzaal in 1973, Kuipers, studied business at university. Kuipers’ personal wealth was estimated £11.5million back in 2016 and he earns in between £2-3million every year in profit alone. It’s reported he earns enough money from his refereeing and rarely pays himself from the supermarket profit. However, Kuiper is also the son of an amateur referee and wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps into ...

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