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Ziyech’s non-celebration after Chelsea goal against Brighton ‘doesn’t sit well’ – Cole
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Ziyech’s non-celebration after Chelsea goal against Brighton ‘doesn’t sit well’ – Cole

The ex-Blues player feels the 28-year-old African star did not react well after putting his team ahead at Falmer Stadium   Former Chelsea player Joe Cole had admitted he was disappointed with Hakim Ziyech’s attitude after his non-celebration in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday. The Blues travelled to face the Seagulls at Falmer Stadium and it was the 28-year-old Morocco international, who was overlooked for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, who put them ahead in the 28th minute.
​Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves warned against Man Utd move
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​Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves warned against Man Utd move

Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes that Ruben Neves should not go to Manchester United. The central midfielder is again being linked with a move to the Old Trafford club, given their midfield woes this season. Mills, who played for City and Leeds United, believes that moving to United is no longer a guarantee of silverware and success for players. "Wolves have got as much of a chance at winning the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup," he said on talkSPORT. "Manchester United aren't going to win the Premier League, and they're not going to win the Champions League. "Wolves might get into the Europa League, and they'll have a better chance of winning the Europa League than Manchester United will have at winning the Champions League."  
Some negative things that occur to you are traceable to urgent 2K girls – Reno Omokri tells men
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Some negative things that occur to you are traceable to urgent 2K girls – Reno Omokri tells men

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has dished out a "nugget" addressed to men ahead of the new year. Omokri in his tweet, claimed that some of the negative things that occur to some men are traceable to "urgent 2k girls" who they co-mingle with alongside other guys. Claiming that fornication makes people one, he also told men with high libido not to fornicate but to marry instead.     Omokri also told men who found it difficult to get a breakthrough in 2021, not to give money to women in 2022. He added that they should sow a seed in the life of their parents for the first 6 months of the new year and watch God bless them.   The former presidential aide added;  
Youths, Greatest Asset Of Any Nation – Anyim
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Youths, Greatest Asset Of Any Nation – Anyim

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim has applauded the role of Nigerian youths in deepening democracy in the country. He made the commendation when he received in his office the League of Nigerian Youth for Equality who were on a solidarity visit to support his aspiration to contest for the Seat of the President of Nigeria. This was disclosed in a press statement sent to newsmen on Thursday. Anyim assured the group that his experience has shaped and adequately prepared him to meet challenges confronting Nigerian youths having been elected to the Senate at a youthful age of 37 and also elected as President of the Senate at the age of 39 years. The former Secretary to the Government of the federation described the youths as the greatest asset of Nigeria and tasked The pre...
​Ex-Norwich boss Farke close to becoming new Besiktas manager
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​Ex-Norwich boss Farke close to becoming new Besiktas manager

Former Norwich City boss Daniel Farke is emerging as a surprise contender for the Besiktas job. According to SPORT1, the ex-Canaries manager is very close to being named as the head coach at the Turkish giants. The 45-year-old left Norwich in November, and was replaced by Dean Smith. The Turkish Super Lig club are set to make a final decision on their new boss in the next 48 hours. Farke will be hoping for an instant return to work, and a chance to rebuild his reputation after another poor start to life in the Premier League after promotion from the Championship with Norwich
Housemaid allegedly strangles ex-Edo state governor Lucky Igbinedion’s mum to death
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Housemaid allegedly strangles ex-Edo state governor Lucky Igbinedion’s mum to death

Former Edo state governor, Lucky Igbinedion is currently bereaved as he lost his mum, Madam Oredola Igbinedion, on December 2.   According to reports, the 85-year-old woman was allegedly strangled by her housemaid, at her residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin-City, the State capital. It was further learnt that the maid who hailed from Cross River state, ransacked the deceased's home for her jewelries and money, and carted them all away after she allegedly snuffed life out of her.   A close family source said that security forces have been alerted with a view to tracking the runaway suspect down.   “Any amount, I repeat, any amount will be paid for information leading to the arrest of this girl. She is a murder suspect and is wanted by the police and Benin people” ...
Ex-Newcastle boss McClaren: Howe needs director of football support quickly
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Ex-Newcastle boss McClaren: Howe needs director of football support quickly

Former Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says the club needs to hire a director of football as matter of priority. Michael Emenalo is reportedly the leading candidate for the job, however the Magpies' search could extend beyond January, as they look to conduct a thorough process. Speaking to talkSPORT, though, McClaren thinks that his former side must appoint someone in the near future in order to provide Howe with the adequate support in day-to-day decision making. He said: “I think Newcastle made a good appointment in Eddie Howe. “I think they next need to get a good sporting director because behind the scenes, that's a tough one. “Creating a DNA at Newcastle is going to be very, very difficult and will take quite a while. Eddie can't do it on his own, he needs the support of ...
Manchester Utd: Dimitar Berbatov reveals Ralf Rangnick’s major problem
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Manchester Utd: Dimitar Berbatov reveals Ralf Rangnick’s major problem

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has revealed the major problem of incoming Red Devils manager, Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick is on the verge of becoming Man United’s interim manager until the end of the 2021/22 season. The 63-year-old German has reached an agreement with Man United on a six-month contract, and will then take up a two-year consultancy role. But Berbatov believes Rangnick’s major problem is that he does not have experience coaching “really big teams”. The former Tottenham Hotspur star is intrigued to see how Rangnick copes with the challenge of managing a team of Man United’s size. “He’s highly respected in the football world, however with all due respect, he has managed teams like Schalke, Stuttgart and Leipzig, but he has never managed really b...
Louis Saha frustrated over ‘ridiculous’ blaming Ronaldo for Man Utd woes
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Louis Saha frustrated over ‘ridiculous’ blaming Ronaldo for Man Utd woes

  Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has vehemently slammed the notion that Cristiano Ronaldo is responsible for the club's failures this season.   Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for his second spell this summer after United paid 21 to Juventus for his signature. The 36-year-old has impressed in front of goal having scored 10 goals in 14 appearances across all competitions. But those goals haven't been enough to save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job, with the Norwegian dismissed on Sunday after winning just once in the last seven Premier League games. Some critics have suggested that Ronaldo's inability to press opposition defenders has played a significant role in United's disappointing campaign so far. However, former Red Devils ace Saha has rebuked th...
Man Utd in talks with Valverde to replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd in talks with Valverde to replace Solskjaer

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with former Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, over becoming the club’s interim manager if they cannot prise Mauricio Pochettino away from Paris Saint-Germain.   Sportsmail revealed that Pochettino is ready to move to Old Trafford immediately as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's replacement, but the situation is still unclear if United wants the Argentine to be the next boss.   United are still working to a plan of installing a temporary boss to take over the reins from caretaker Michael Carrick before making a permanent appointment at the end of the season.   The club have a shortlist of five candidates for the interim job and it emerged on Tuesday evening that former Barcelona coach Valverde is one of the names under consi...
Man Utd make contact with ex-Barcelona boss Valverde over interim role
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Man Utd make contact with ex-Barcelona boss Valverde over interim role

Manchester United are in communication with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde. The Red Devils are searching for an interim manager who can take them to the end of the season. United are aware that getting their primary targets at this stage of the campaign is very difficult, and are willing to appoint an experienced caretaker to help them achieve their ambitions for this term. According to the BBC, United are looking at 57-year-old Valverde, who won La Liga with Barcelona, as one of the options for the interim job. He is among several names on their list. United are hoping to appoint Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, but his ability to leave PSG mid-season is deemed as very unlikely.  
Bruce keen on ‘interim job’ at Man Utd
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Bruce keen on ‘interim job’ at Man Utd

Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce is keen on the caretaker manager's post at Old Trafford. United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday morning in the aftermath of their 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Watford - which was their fifth league defeat in seven games. Michael Carrick will take over for the next few games, before an interim manager is put in place until the end of the season. The Athletic says former United defender Bruce would be interested in taking on the interim vacancy at Old Trafford. Bruce has been out of work since he was sacked by Newcastle last month following the club's £305million Saudi-led takeover. The 60-year-old believes he could help stabilise the fractured dressing room at his former club that is littered with household names.  
Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo
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Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa says they should move for Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese great is only months into his return to United, though press speculation has suggested he is already seeking an escape route. Watching from afar is Freixa, who believes Barca should make a move for the Real Madrid legend. He declared on La Porteria: "If there's ever to be a moment to make people crazy, it's now..." Thus far, sources close to Ronaldo have insisted he wishes to stay at Old Trafford.
Ex-Celtic striker Hartson: Aston Villa move huge step down from Rangers for Gerrard
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Ex-Celtic striker Hartson: Aston Villa move huge step down from Rangers for Gerrard

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has scoffed at former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard's move to Aston Villa. Gerrard was named new Villa manager this morning. Hartson responded, stating: "People down south are saying that Aston Villa is a bigger club than Rangers. Rangers would fit Aston Villa in their back pocket. "No disrespect. Aston Villa have won a European Cup, but Rangers and Celtic are massive clubs. "I don't go anywhere in the world without bumping into a Celtic fan. Nowhere. Rangers are the same. "Steven has done a good job,' he added. 'He built and built and won the league. They conceded 13 goals and that's great defensive play. "But last season, Rangers should have won the Treble. The way they lost to St Johnstone at home by not handling the goalkeeper coming u...
Ex-Aston Villa captain Agbonlahor sets season target for Gerrard
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Ex-Aston Villa captain Agbonlahor sets season target for Gerrard

Former Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor believes new manager Steven Gerrard needs to target a top ten finish this season. Gerrard takes over with Villa languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table. Villa have not finished in the top-half of the English top flight for over a decade. "I think he just needs to go in there, get these players playing, get the new signings firing, and just try and finish the season in the top 10," Agbonlahor said on talkSPORT. "I think Aston Villa fans would take top 10 at the moment, and then next season push on again. "Maybe he'll be able to bring in a couple of players, maybe change a couple of players, probably get rid of a few players, and start looking to get Villa into that top six. That's what the owners want. "They're brin...
Aston Villa appoint Liverpool legend Gerrard as new manager as he leaves Rangers
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Aston Villa appoint Liverpool legend Gerrard as new manager as he leaves Rangers

The former Reds captain has returned to the Premier League after being drafted in to replace Dean Smith at Villa Park Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has left his post at Rangers to become Aston Villa's new permanent manager. Villa have moved quickly to secure their next head coach after deciding to sack Dean Smith following the team's 1-0 loss to Southampton last week. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez had also been linked with the role, but Gerrard has now stepped into the dugout at Villa Park, committing to an initial two-and-a-half-year contract.
​Ex-Chelsea coach Lampard undecided on Norwich decision
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​Ex-Chelsea coach Lampard undecided on Norwich decision

Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is pondering the Norwich City job. The Canaries parted company with Daniel Farke, as they sit bottom of the Premier League. According to respected journalist Fabrizio Romano, Lampard met with Norwich City board members, but has not made a decision regarding his future. The club has three names on their list of possible managers, and Lampard is one of them. The ex-England midfielder may have concerns about his ability to keep the team in the Premier League, considering their present circumstances. Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for ...
PDP would have become dictatorial if Buhari didn’t win in 2015 – Newly elected Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu
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PDP would have become dictatorial if Buhari didn’t win in 2015 – Newly elected Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu

Newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Iyorchia Ayu has said that the former ruling party would have become dictatorial or complascent if it did not lose power in 2015. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday November 6, Ayu said had the current ruling party lost, they would have thought that they are better than the PDP. He said;   “My priority is for the party to take power. Political parties priorities is always to win. Therefore, I reviewed the reasons why we lost power in 2015 and going to work to unite the party, to sharpen the programmes of the party, market the party to the Nigerian electorate in a way that they will be prepared to vote for us. “In a democracy, it’s normal for political parties to lose power. If we...
UCL: Paul Merson makes U-turn over comment on Cristiano Ronaldo
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UCL: Paul Merson makes U-turn over comment on Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, has made a U-turn on his criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo following the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-2 draw with Atalanta on Tuesday night. Ronaldo’s brace ensured Man United got a point against Atalanta in Italy. The Portugal captain has now scored nine goals in 11 appearances since returning to Man United from Juventus in the summer transfer window. Merson was among those to question Man United’s move for Ronaldo and claimed they instead should have signed Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. But Merson has made a U-turn, insisting that he is ‘lost for words’ watching Ronaldo continue to perform exceptionally well for Man United at the age of 36. “It has got to be one of the best finishes of all-time; it’s just out of absolutely nothing,” Merso...
I Place Napkin On My Husband’s Lap And Watch Him Eat – Ex-Oyo Governor’s Daughter Advises Women To Spoil Their Men
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I Place Napkin On My Husband’s Lap And Watch Him Eat – Ex-Oyo Governor’s Daughter Advises Women To Spoil Their Men

The late former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi's daughter, Abisola Ajimobi Kola-Daisi, has advised women to spoil their men. The mother of three stated this after she was caught on camera watching her husband Kolapo, eat at an event on Saturday night, October 30. "Yup I watch him eat...And place a napkin on his lap. Spoil your man while letting him know that you are irreplaceable. It's the little things. (Felt like preaching) #inspiration." 
“I was dealing with some deep issues” BBNaija’s Omashola responds after his actions caused fans to worry
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“I was dealing with some deep issues” BBNaija’s Omashola responds after his actions caused fans to worry

Omashola has released a statement after fans expressed concern for his well-being. The former Big Brother Naija reality star had shared a post hinting at suffering depression. This caused people to worry as he also stopped being active on social media after that.   He has now revealed on Instagram that he was dealing with some issues but he's making progress.   He thanked his fans and others who were concerned about him.  
Andrew Cuomo facing new sex crime charge for ‘forcibly placing his hand under the blouse and left breast’ of former aide
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Andrew Cuomo facing new sex crime charge for ‘forcibly placing his hand under the blouse and left breast’ of former aide

Former New York governor, Andrew Cuomo is facing a new sex crime charge months after resigning from office instead of facing potential impeachment over allegations from aides that he molested them or touched them inappropriately.   He is now facing a misdemeanor charge in Albany City Court related to the alleged groping of a former aide. A copy of the court complaint accuses Cuomo of “forcible touching,” a class A misdemeanor, for allegedly intentionally and forcibly placing his hand under the blouse of the accuser and onto her left breast.   The complaint says the encounter occurred at the governor’s Executive Mansion in Albany on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2020. “A misdemeanor complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court,” N...
Caf Confederation Cup: Marumo Gallants stun AS Vita Club to reach play-off round
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Caf Confederation Cup: Marumo Gallants stun AS Vita Club to reach play-off round

  Bahlabane Ba Ntwa pulled off a surprise by eliminating the former African champions in their debut season in continental competitions Marumo Gallants FC reached the Caf Confederation Cup play-off round after stunning DR Congolese giants AS Vita Club in Kinshasa, DR Congo on Friday evening. Bahlabane Ba Ntwa fought back to hold Vita Club to a 1-1 draw in the second round second-leg clash at Stade des Martyrs and they emerged 3-2 winners on aggregate. Gallants came into the match leading on aggregate thanks to Celimpilo Ngema's brace which inspired the PSL side to a 2-1 victory at Peter Mokaba Stadium last week Friday.  
No player dared disregard Ferguson – Ferdinand charges Solskjaer to be firmer with players
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No player dared disregard Ferguson – Ferdinand charges Solskjaer to be firmer with players

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to make more demands from his players. Ferdinand explained that Man United players would not have been able to go against the club’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s tactics when he was managing the Red Devils. The former cent-back said this ahead of Man United’s Champions League clash with Atalanta on Wednesday night. Recall that Man United were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City in a Premier League tie last weekend. Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube podcast, Ferdinand was asked whether there was ever a time where he or his former Man United teammates chose to not listen to what their manager Ferguson said, the former England international quickly responded: “Are you mad? “That can...
Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman
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Former house speaker emerges Kwara PDP chairman

A former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Babatunde Mohammed, on Saturday emerged the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. DAILY POST reports that Mohammed emerged through affirmation process witnessed by former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and other chieftains of the party at the Atlantic Event Centre in Ilorin, the state capital. Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and officials of the party from Abuja national headquarters led by Hon John Akwarashi, witnessed the exercise which was handled by Dr Tunde Ajeigbe. Other executive members of the state council include, Mohammed Gunu Umar, Deputy-Chairman; and Razaq Lawal, Secretary. Others are Comrade Bisi Faka...
Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool
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Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has named three clubs Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah could join if he leaves Anfield. Neville listed Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona as possible destinations. According to him, he does not see Salah spending the rest of his career with the Reds. “I don’t think he will stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Overlap forum as quoted by Echo. “It’s my personal view. It’s always been that view but I could be wrong. “The Premier League would be weaker if he left. I just think you look at someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe, it’s not all about the money. “There’s a project and there’s something they have to achieve in their lives. They have to play at ...
Ballon d’Or: I don’t think you can beat him – Pat Nevin reveals player to win award
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Ballon d’Or: I don’t think you can beat him – Pat Nevin reveals player to win award

Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has backed the Blues midfielder, Jorginho, to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Nevin believes Jorginho deserves the 2021 Ballon d’ Or because of what he achieved with Chelsea and the Italy national team in the past 12 months. Jorginho, who won the Champions League and Euro 2020, was named among 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or. “I try not to be biased on these topics, but I have always loved Jorginho as a player. When Sarri brought him in, everyone thought he was ‘Sarri’s kid’ because he played every week,” Nevin told NetBet.
Kaizer Chiefs players don’t love the badge, they are just playing for money – Mayo
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Kaizer Chiefs players don’t love the badge, they are just playing for money – Mayo

The 48-year-old former Amakhosi defender hits out at the current squad for lacking heart Former Kaizer Chiefs player Patrick Mayo has hit out at Kaizer Chiefs players accusing them of playing for money and not the badge. Amakhosi have had a rather poor start to the 2021-22 campaign as they are lying 12th on the 16-team table with six points from six matches. They have managed a single win and lost four matches in the process. According to Mayo, who starred for the Glamour Boys in a decorated spell at Naturena from 2003-2007, the team’s poor start can be attributed to the current group of players' drive, the recruitment policy, and the constant underperformance of experienced players.  
I’m not guilty: Peter Obi responds to Pandora Papers money laundering scandal
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I’m not guilty: Peter Obi responds to Pandora Papers money laundering scandal

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has denied that he evaded taxes by setting up offshore companies while in office. Obi also debunked reports that he broke Nigeria’s laws by remaining a director of a company while governing Anambra. He said this on Monday during an interview on The Morning Show, an Arise TV programme. Recall that a Pandora Papers investigation had claimed that Obi operated foreign bank accounts and operated shell companies incorporated in tax havens to launder public funds and dodge taxes. “I’m not guilty as charged. Trust companies are a legitimate vehicle used everywhere globally for investments, savings and estate planning purposes. It is allowed by law everywhere,” Obi said. He added: “In my particular case and that of my family, it was done on v...
EPL: Gary Lineker reacts as Ronaldo wins award ahead of Salah
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EPL: Gary Lineker reacts as Ronaldo wins award ahead of Salah

Former Barcelona star, Gary Lineker, has reacted to Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, winning the Premier League player of the month of September ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Ronaldo won the award on Friday, beating Salah and four other contenders to the September award. His fine form for Man United since his return to Old Trafford in the summer has been rewarded, but Lineker feels the Premier League have made the wrong choice by not giving Salah the award after the Egyptian forward scored three goals in the month of September for Liverpool against Leeds, Crystal Palace and Brentford. Reacting, Lineker wrote on Twitter, “He [Ronaldo] ‘s been terrific, but @MoSalah should’ve won this….comfortably.” Ronaldo has so far scored three goals for Man United in the Pr...
EPL: Man Utd played Man City like mugs over Ronaldo deal – Shearer
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EPL: Man Utd played Man City like mugs over Ronaldo deal – Shearer

Former Newcastle striker, Alan Shearer, has claimed Manchester United played Manchester City like mugs over the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer. According to him, there was no way United would have allowed Ronaldo to join their rivals. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford after 12 years this summer, but at one point he appeared to be heading to the Etihad. Having made it clear to Juventus he wanted to leave, City began talks with Ronaldo’s agents in order to bring him back to the Premier League. But once United became aware of City’s strong interest they acted quickly to get a deal over the line with Ronaldo choosing to return to his old club. “They (Man United) played City like mugs. He was never going to Man City. Man United could never, ever have allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to go to...
Ghana’s Sulemana with an assist as Rennes condemn off-colour PSG
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Ghana’s Sulemana with an assist as Rennes condemn off-colour PSG

  The former league champions struggled as they went down to their rivals inspired by the African star   Ghana's winger Kamaldeen Sulemana recorded an assist as Rennes defeated PSG 2-0 in a Ligue 1 encounter at Roazhon Park on Sunday.   Sulemana's side registered the victory as Gaetan Laborde scored late in the first half before Flavien Tait added the other goal just as the second half began.   Morocco's Nayef Aguerd did a better job by restraining an accelerating Kylian Mbappe in the sixth minute as PSG threatened to open the score early. In the 10th minute, Sulemana led Rennes' attacks as the play he started ended at Gaetan Laborde's feet, but PSG's Gianluigi Donnarumma was alert to thwart the impending danger.   Achraf Hakimi lost t...
Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce
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Akunyili: Nigeria losing its grip on security – Ben Bruce

Former Bayelsa lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce, on Wednesday, said Nigeria is losing its grip on security of citizens. Ben Bruce said this while condemning the death of Chike Akunyili, husband to late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili. Recall that Akunyili was killed alongside his driver and escort on Tuesday while on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji at Eke Nkpor. The former lawmaker called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to act immediately concerning insecurity before it’s too late. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “I am saddened by the reports of the murder of Dr Chike Akunyili (husband of the late former DG of NAFDAC, Prof. Dora Akunyili). “The nation is losing grip on its security architecture, and government must act more effectively before it’s too late. M...
Gov Ikpeazu mourns ex-ABSU Deputy VC, Nwabughogu
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Gov Ikpeazu mourns ex-ABSU Deputy VC, Nwabughogu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, is saddened over the death of a renowned academic and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Abia State University, Professor Anthony Nwabughogu. In a statement by Onyebuchi Ememanka, his Chief Press Secretary, on Wednesday, Ikpeazu described the the deceased as a first grade intellectual who dedicated his entire life to the pursuit of academic excellence and the impartation of same into his students for several years. The Governor said, “Professor Nwabughogu was one of the most respected authorities in the field of Economic History in Nigeria and beyond. A pioneer staff of the Abia State University where he joined as a young lecturer from the University of Calabar, Nwabughogu remained one of the longest serving academics in our University, rising t...
Osimhen troubled ‘important defender’ Godin – Former Napoli player Ferrara
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Osimhen troubled ‘important defender’ Godin – Former Napoli player Ferrara

On a positive note, the Super Eagle has been in good form for his club and has managed four goals in as many matches for the club in all competitions Ex-Napoli defender Ciro Ferrara has lauded Nigeria international Victor Osimhen for his contribution in the game against Cagliari and placing defender Diego Godin in tough situations. The Super Eagle attacker opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Piotr Zielinski picked him up in the area. It was the only goal after the first half despite the numerous chances created. In the 57th minute, the striker was felled by the Uruguay international, and Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne converted the penalty. re
De Sa: Why coaching Liverpool star Salah will be ‘easy’ with Egypt
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De Sa: Why coaching Liverpool star Salah will be ‘easy’ with Egypt

The tactician will be guiding the attacker after being appointed to serve as an assistant to coach Carlos Queiroz Egypt assistant coach Roger De Sa has stated it will be exciting and easy to coach Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The 56-year-old former Orlando Pirates coach will be working with Carlos Queiroz who replaced Hossam El Badry. "Yes they do, I mean just starting with Mo Salah, I mean he is the talk of the town straight away. So that alone was exciting," De Sa told iDiski Times.
Aregbesola absent as Osun decorates Oyinlola, Akande, military adminitrators
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Aregbesola absent as Osun decorates Oyinlola, Akande, military adminitrators

Former Governor of Osun State, who is also the current minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was absent as the state honoured all past governors, including military administrators of the state. The state also honoured philanthropists and industrious citizens who have contributed to the state and the nation at large. One of the high points of the event was the decoration of the former military administrators and governors of the state since its creation in 1991 by the incumbent, Governor Gboyega Oyetola. Governor Oyetola was in turn decorated by former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola. However, the late Isiaka Adeleke, who was the first civilian governor of the state, was also honoured with a minute silence. The event was part of the activities to celebrate 30 years Osun State w...
EPL: You’ll regret your decision – Cascarino reveals why Guardiola will not win title
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EPL: You’ll regret your decision – Cascarino reveals why Guardiola will not win title

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has said that Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola is bound to regret some of his decisions this season. According to him, the Spaniard may regret his decision to not sign a striker during the transfer window. He said for this particular reason, the Manchester side will not win the title this season. Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarino, who watched the defending champions struggle to a 0-0 draw at home with Southampton on Saturday, said, “We can only make that judgment really at the end of the season, but I’ve said all along if you were prepared to pay £100million and a bit more for Harry Kane you definitely wanted a striker. “You think you need one because you made a bid for a striker that didn’t go over the line. “The fact th...
EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd
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EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd

Former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has given a condition to coach Manchester United. According to Italian transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, Conte has reportedly expressed an interest in managing Man United if called upon by the Red Devils. This is coming after Man United lost 2-1 to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Conte wants to win so he would only accept a winning project. He wouldn’t accept Arsenal because they’re not immediately strong to win something, that is why he [also] said no to Spurs. “I think he would consider Manchester United’s call, if it arrived,” Di Marzio told Sky Sports. Conte is currently out of work, having left Serie A champions, Inter Milan, in the summer after guiding them to their first championship in 11 years. The 5...
Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector
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Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Monday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to make public performance reviews of Ministers as promised when he recently sacked Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono and his Power counterpart, Engr. Sale Mamman. Chidoka in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said the pledge gave the impression that the President “evaluates and monitors the activities of his appointees through independent review and monitoring alignment with the nine priority areas of the government.” The statement read in part, “Nigerians would want Mr President to publish the said independent performance review which according to him have been going on for two years and some months into his second term and final term in office, a...
Former Nigeria coach Oliseh says four-year cycle makes World Cup ‘exceptional’
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Former Nigeria coach Oliseh says four-year cycle makes World Cup ‘exceptional’

Dialogues are currently ongoing about organisation of the global football showpiece after the Fifa Congress in May Former Nigeria midfielder and coach Sunday Oliseh believes the current four-year cycle of the Fifa World Cup makes it an 'exceptional' competition for players. Fifa are currently studying the impact of switching the men’s World Cup and the women’s World Cup to biennial competitions after 166 national federations voted in its favour during their last congress in May. Oliseh who played for Nigeria at the 1994 and 1998 editions of the global showpiece, dislcosed four-year cycle makes the World Cup memorable and he also suggested why African countries want the tournament to be organised every two years.
Ronaldo will have a negative effect on Man Utd – Carragher
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Ronaldo will have a negative effect on Man Utd – Carragher

Former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo will have a negative effect on the Manchester United team. Ronaldo has returned to the Red Devils, 12 years after he left to sign for Real Madrid. Many have tipped the 28-year-old to strengthen United and make them title contenders. But Carragher is not getting carried away with the buzz surrounding Ronaldo’s arrival. “I’ve never seen so many ex-Manchester United players almost looking love-struck by the sign of Cristiano Ronaldo so it’s a huge moment for them. “He is one of the greatest players of all time, no doubt, but I actually think it may have a negative effect on Manchester United,” Carragher said on a call promoting CBS’ coverage of the Champions League in the U.S.
Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years
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Arsene Wenger recruits John Terry, Michael Owen, Drogba as FIFA fights to host World Cup every 2 years

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has recruited John Terry and Michael Owen into FIFA’s heavy artillery in the battle to force through a World Cup every two years, according to The Sun, UK. Terry and Owen are among a host of legendary ex-internationals announced as the new members of FIFA’s “Technical Advisory Group”. Didier Drogba, Geremi, German, Jurgen Klinsmann and Lothar Matthaus, Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos, Peter Schmeichel and Yaya Toure are other football greats also enlisted. They will give heavyweight support as Wenger, alongside Fifa President, officially outlines his World Cup proposals despite the growing criticism from European football.   The European Club Association, ECA, has held a two-day emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for the pur...
Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks
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Buhari’s Imo visit: Shehu Sani reacts as residents obey IPOB, desert roads, banks

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted as Imo residents failed to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari. Sani lamented that people of the state denied Buhari a colourful reception upon arrival. In a series of tweets, the former lawmaker wrote: “Sweetheart in the Heartland; He came with colourful Isiagu, you denied him colourful reception. “Buhari in the Heartland of Ndigbo; my friend Mallam Hopullah Uzodinmawy is happy.” Buhari had arrived in Imo State earlier on Thursday to commission some projects. Following his arrival, streets, banks and schools were deserted by residents of the state. This is in line with the order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. IPOB had ordered residents of Imo State to sit-at-home in protest of Buhari’s visit. The pro-...
Trikytee ties the knot, reveals wife
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Trikytee ties the knot, reveals wife

Former Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Trikytee, has tied the knot with his girlfriend. Trikytee disclosed this on his Instagram page on Wednesday evening. Alongside a picture with his wife, he wrote: “Finally we here” Some of his housemates are well as celebrities took to Instagram to congratulate him. Peter Psquare wrote: “Congratulations.” Trikytee was one of the top ten housemates in BBNaija ‘ Lockdown’ edition. by Tab
Former Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary
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Former Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

Former Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and his wife, Olufunsho, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today September 7.   Olufunsho in a post shared on her Instagram page, thanked her husband for being an exemplary husband and father. ''3 decades of love… HWA husband It seems only like yesterday when I said “I DO” I still do thank you for being an exemplary, kind and giving husband''
Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal
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Our transfer window is over’ – Salernitana chief denies move for David Luiz after sealing Ribery deal

The Serie A newcomers will not be making any further additions despite reports linking them with the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Salernitana sporting director Angelo Fabiani has denied reports the club are interested in signing David Luiz. Rumours had suggested the Serie A side were ready to offer the 34-year-old a route back into football after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season. Fabiani, however, says the club's transfer business is now complete following the arrival of former Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery.
Former USWNT head coach and World Cup winner Jill Ellis named in new FIFA role
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Former USWNT head coach and World Cup winner Jill Ellis named in new FIFA role

She will lead a group tasked with developing the women's game and improving the match calendar, amid rumours of a biennial World Cup. Former U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis has been appointed by FIFA to lead a new technical advisory group on the future of women's football, it has been announced. The 54-year-old won back-to-back Women's World Cup titles as the head coach of the USWNT in 2015 and 2019 before stepping down following the latter triumph. In addition to her FIFA position, she will continue working in San Diego with the city's NWSL expansion side, which will enter the top league in the United States at the beginning of 2022. Ellis and the FIFA technical advisory group she's leading will set out to "examine and explore ways to improve the current match calend...
Fani Kayode Exposes Those Behind Killings in the North
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Fani Kayode Exposes Those Behind Killings in the North

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has revealed that foreign assailants are to blame for the killings in Plateau and other parts of the country. He said citizens of the state are not in any battle with one another, but facing instigation from influencers outside the state. Kayode who is in the state to condole with the government and people over the recent happenings which led to a breach of peace, said, “Plateau State is a melting point of the nation whose history of accommodation, tolerance hospitality and serenity is globally recognised. He said, “the recent attacks by criminals must not be allowed to give the impression of hostility between people of Plateau State who have dwelt together in peace despite religious and ethnic peculiarities.   “They are therefore no...
Fernandes will give up penalties but not free-kicks’ – Ronaldo will have to share Man Utd set-pieces, says Ferdinand
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Fernandes will give up penalties but not free-kicks’ – Ronaldo will have to share Man Utd set-pieces, says Ferdinand

The former Old Trafford favourite thinks the Portuguese midfielder will be willing to compromise with his fellow countryman on dead ball duties Cristiano Ronaldo will have to share Manchester United set-pieces with Bruno Fernandes according to Rio Ferdinand, who says the latter will give up penalties but not free-kicks. United reached an agreement to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Juventus on Friday, with the reported €23 million (£20m/$27m) transfer set to be finalised before the summer window slams shut at midnight on Tuesday. The 36-year-old was a talismanic figure in his first spell at the club between 2003 and 2009 and will likely be the focal point in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's attack for the rest of the season, but Ferdinand doesn't think Fernandes will be pushed t...

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