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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...
Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City
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Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City

Reports of the Juventus forward returning to England have intensified in recent days, but his former team-mate can't see him joining a rival Wayne Rooney says former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn't dare join Manchester City this transfer window and dash his Manchester United legacy, though recent reports suggest such a move is possible if not likely. Rooney, himself a United legend, won three Premier League titles alongside Ronaldo in the decade preceding City's rise to the top of English football. And as someone who knows Ronaldo well, Rooney "can't see" the Juventus forward joining the rival organisation. However, Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Juventus and interested in a switch of scenery, and City are one of the few clubs who could afford to pay his wages.  
Nice president accuses Guendouzi of lying about injuries following Marseille brawl
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Nice president accuses Guendouzi of lying about injuries following Marseille brawl

The former Arsenal player showed scratches on his neck after the astonishing scenes on Sunday - but has been accused of false evidence Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has been accused of faking injuries by the president of rivals Nice after a mass brawl which saw the Ligue 1 match abandoned at the weekend. Former Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi was on the pitch when team-mate Dmitiri Payet hurled a bottle which had been thrown at him back into the crowd, sparking a huge fight between players, fans, coaches and officials. Guendouzi showed bruises and scratches on social media afterwards which he claims were sustained during the ugly scenes - however Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has accused him of being a liar.
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Former Premier League footballer, Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro goes missing after leaving emotional note that says he “can’t take this life anymore”

Former Premier League footballer, Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro, has disappeared after leaving a troubling note and his wife has posted an emotional plea. Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro spent two years at Coventry City in the Nineties while also playing for Swansea, Wigan and Cambridge United. The 45-year-old, who now lives in Hull, was reported missing on Monday, August 23, after he left home to go to the gym. His wife Annaliese shared an emotional public appeal on Facebook, writing: "Really didn’t want to have to do this but if anyone sees Jamie can you please let me know ASAP. "He left home at lunch time saying he was going to the gym - but he was acting really strange and out of character - he’s emptied his car boot - (which I assumed was for the cases for holiday at weekend) and he...
Chelsea could have beaten Arsenal 7-0 – Roy Keane
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Chelsea could have beaten Arsenal 7-0 – Roy Keane

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has insisted that Chelsea could have beaten Arsenal 7-0 in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. Keane said this while reacting to Chelsea’s Premier League 2-0 win against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. The Irishman believes Thomas Tuchel’s side could have put seven goals in Arsenal’s net if they really went for it in the second half. Two first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James ensured Chelsea defeated Mikel Arteta’s side. “Very comfortable, scored two, could have been seven if they really went for it in the second half, “Keane said on Sky Sports. “We saw the quality in the players, confidence, they have a Chelsea swagger, and you can see the shortcomings of Arsenal. “There’s no hiding place, Arsenal are well short and i...
‘The DNA of the club is gone’ – Sagna rips former club Arsenal after Chelsea defeat
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‘The DNA of the club is gone’ – Sagna rips former club Arsenal after Chelsea defeat

The full-back no longer has confidence when he watches the Gunners on TV Former Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna ripped Arsenal after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, saying "the DNA of the club is gone". An everpresent force in Arsene Wenger's successful sides at Emirates Stadium of yesteryear, Sagna feels the team is now going to "concede a stupid goal" every time he watches the Gunners. Arsenal have now lost both of their games to start the campaign, which has piled further pressure on manager Mikel Arteta.
NANS tells Gov Abiodun to appoint Rector for MAPOLY
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NANS tells Gov Abiodun to appoint Rector for MAPOLY

The Ogun State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has told Governor Dapo Abiodun to appoint a substantive Rector for Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta. DAILY POST reports that MAPOLY is presently being run by Dr Adeoye Odedeji, who was appointed by Governor Dapo Abiodun as the Acting Rector in December 2019. Odedeji became the Acting Rector following the appointment of the former Rector, Samson Odedina as a Commissioner in Gov Abiodun’s cabinet. The State Government was said to have conducted interviews for candidates interested in becoming the Rector of the foremost Ogun polytechnic. However, government has not taken a decision on who becomes the substantive head of the polytechnic, even as different groups lobby for preferred candidates...
Victoria Beckham ‘playing matchmaker’ to Kim Kardashian who is ‘dating again’
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Victoria Beckham ‘playing matchmaker’ to Kim Kardashian who is ‘dating again’

Victoria Beckham ‘playing matchmaker’ to Kim Kardashian who is ‘dating again’ Kim Kardashian ‘s divorce from Kanye West is yet to be finalised, but the reality TV star is reportedly keen to start dating again — and has enlisted the help of Victoria Beckham. The star, who shares four children with her rapper ex, is said to still feel “raw” following the breakdown of her marriage but is preparing to reenter the dating game with the help of the former Spice Girl. An insider claimed the pair have become close since Kim attended the fashion designer’s 47th birthday party in Miami. The former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is said to believe that Victoria is the perfect person to help her move on from 44-year-old Kanye. A source told Heat magazine: “They see a lot of similar...
Shehu Sani mocks Buhari for eulogising Ibrahim Mantu as peacemaker, bridge-builder after death
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Shehu Sani mocks Buhari for eulogising Ibrahim Mantu as peacemaker, bridge-builder after death

Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for eulogising former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as peacemaker and bridge-builder after his death. The former federal legislator died in a private hospital in Abuja at about 2 am on Tuesday. He was said to have been ill for nine days. And reacting to the sad news, Buhari, through his spokesman, Femi Adesina, commiserated with leaders and members of the National Assembly, friends and political associates of the former Senate leader. According to Buhari, Mantu gave to the service of his people and his legacy of reconciliation and promotion of peaceful co-existence will always be remembered. Buhari said that Mantu brought more harmony in his state and the country at large. And in reaction, Sani tw...
‘My story at Real Madrid has been written’ – Ronaldo
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‘My story at Real Madrid has been written’ – Ronaldo

The former Blancos star has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer Cristiano Ronaldo has denied talk he could be set for a sensational return to Real Madrid, hitting out at "disrespectful" media reports linking him with a move away from Juventus. Ronaldo is entering the final year of his Juve contract and has been recently linked with Madrid and Manchester City, among other clubs. The transfer talk also prompted Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti to deny reports he could bring the Portugal star back to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Micah Richards Predicts what’ll happen to Lukaku at Chelsea
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Micah Richards Predicts what’ll happen to Lukaku at Chelsea

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has predicted what will happen to Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea. Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter Milan for a record £97.5million last Thursday. Richards believes the Belgium striker will be a success for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. Speaking to BBC 5 Live, Richards said: “He [Lukaku] is an amazing player and I think he will absolutely rip it up [at Chelsea].” “Last year I didn’t think Chelsea had a chance of winning the league, but then they went and won the Champions League.” Meanwhile, Lukaku missed Chelsea’s Premier League 3-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend. He is expected to play for Chelsea when they take on Arsenal this weekend in their next Premier League fixture. ...
Oliseh predicts team that will overthrow Man City as champions
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Oliseh predicts team that will overthrow Man City as champions

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has tipped Chelsea as favourites to overthrow Manchester City as Premier League winners. This follows their £98million transfer for Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Thomas Tuchel kicked off the new campaign with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday, The win came days after they clinched the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal.sday. “Chelsea are definitely, in my opinion, clear favourites to dominate this season. “Manager Thomas Tuchel has definitely won over most skeptics with the conquest of the UEFA Champions League last season, coupled with an authoritative finish to the league season last year, beating defending champions, Pep Guardiola’s Man City, three times along the way, without a dominant fixed point ...
Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry
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Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has claimed Lionel Messi is not the answer to Paris Saint-Germain’s problems. Henry hailed Messi as “superhuman”, but feels PSG need to work on their defence if they want to win silverware this season. Messi signed for the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer after his shock exit from Barcelona, but Henry insists “balance is most important”. Henry said on Amazon Prime: “We are talking about the team in which I played at Barcelona, but people forget to point out that we weren’t conceding a lot of goals. “Teams that don’t concede a lot of goals are not far from the title, or even from the Champions League. “When you have superhuman players, it gets a little easier but when I see how PSG is evolving at the moment, they concede...
Man Utd can’t win title Without Haaland – Oliseh
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Man Utd can’t win title Without Haaland – Oliseh

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, has claimed Manchester United cannot win the Premier League title, except they bring in Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. United made a fine start to the new season, with a 5-1 victory over Leeds on Saturday. Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick, while Paul Pogba pulled the strings with four assists. Oliseh has however advised Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to bolster his frontline with Haaland who has scored five goals in two matches for Dortmund this season. “In an emphatic manner, Manchester United blew away Leeds United by 5 goals to one, with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes stealing the headlines,” Oliseh wrote in his column. “As impressive as they were, I still feel something huge is still lacking at Ma...
Oliseh: Man Utd can’t win Premier League without Haaland but tips Chelsea as favourites for the title
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Oliseh: Man Utd can’t win Premier League without Haaland but tips Chelsea as favourites for the title

The former Nigeria coach was impressed by the goal-fest in the first game week of the English top-flight and has made his predictions for the season Former Super Eagles and Ajax midfielder Sunday Oliseh believes Manchester United can’t win the Premier League title if they do not lure Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland to England. The Red Devils made a blistering start to the 2021-22 season with their 5-1 thumping of Leeds United on Saturday, thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ hat-trick and four assists from Paul Pogba. Although they finished second in the league last campaign, Oliseh advised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bolster his frontline with Haaland who has scored five goals in two matches for Dortmund this season.
Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns
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Arsenal midfielder Partey makes provisional Ghana squad despite injury concerns

The former Atletico Madrid man has been included on the roster for upcoming games against South Africa and Ethiopia Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been included in Ghana’s provisional squad for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia despite currently nursing an injury. The 28-year-old headlines a 30-man Black Stars roster unveiled at a press conference on Friday. The list also includes Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who is also recovering from an injury picked up while in pre-season action against Red Bull Salzburg last month.
David Beckham Sends message to Lionel Messi
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David Beckham Sends message to Lionel Messi

Former Paris Saint-Germain midfield maestro, David Beckham has sent a message to Lionel Messi after the latter’s transfer to the French Ligue 1 giants. Messi left Barcelona last week after failing to renew his contract with the LaLiga giants. The Argentine signed a two-year contract with PSG with the option for one more year this week. Reacting, Beckham, who is currently the President of Inter Miami CF, congratulated Messi for joining PSG. The former England international described Messi’s move to PSG as ‘very exciting’ for France. Beckham wrote on Instagram, “Congratulations my friend, you have now joined the family. Very exciting times not only for everyone in Paris, but for all of France…”
Lukaku must win trophies with Chelsea to warrant Drogba comparisons – Olorundare
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Lukaku must win trophies with Chelsea to warrant Drogba comparisons – Olorundare

The ex-Nigeria international feels the Belgian still has a long way to go before reaching the same level as the Ivorian legend Former Tavsanli Linyitspor striker Dele Olorundare has warned Romelu Lukaku because the media is comparing him to legendary Chelsea star Didier Drogba. Thanks to his impressive form with Inter Milan – where he propelled the Nerazurri to win the Italian top-flight – the Belgium international completed a move to Stamford Bridge. Lukaku rejoined the Blues for £98 million ($136m), with the striker expected to solve goalscoring problems in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Okocha Reacts as Messi joins PSG
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Okocha Reacts as Messi joins PSG

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has welcomed Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain. Messi left Barcelona last week after failing to renew his contract and he signed a two-year contract with PSG with the option of one more year. Okocha posted a picture of him and the 34-year-old on Instagram and wrote: “Welcome to Paris”. The ex-Nigeria international represented PSG for four years. During his stint there, Okocha helped the Ligue 1 side win the Trophee des Champions in 1998 and the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2001. Okocha left France in 2002 for another spell in England with Bolton Wanderers, before moving to Qatar SC and Hull City later on.
Sevilla haven’t yet received any official bids for Chelsea-linked Kounde, insists Monchi
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Sevilla haven’t yet received any official bids for Chelsea-linked Kounde, insists Monchi

The Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium chief says that although "many clubs have asked" about the defender, no formal offers have been submitted Sevilla sporting director Monchi has insisted that the club has not yet received any official bids for Chelsea-linked centre-back Jules Kounde. Goal reported at the end of July that Chelsea had opened talks with Sevilla over a potential deal for Kounde, who has established himself among the top defenders in La Liga since moving to Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium from Bordeaux in 2019. Real Madrid have also been strongly linked with the 22-year-old, but his current employers are holding out for an €80 million (£68m/$94m) fee, and Monchi claims that no formal offers have been submitted.
Solo: USWNT star Lloyd could go to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but I think she’s done
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Solo: USWNT star Lloyd could go to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, but I think she’s done

The former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper also discussed the future of Megan Rapinoe and the Olympic Games in general Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo thinks Carli Lloyd is 'done', even though she believes she could physically make it to the 2023 Women's World Cup. The 39-year-old scored twice as Vlatko Andonovski's side won a bronze medal at this summer's Olympic Games, beating Australia 4-3 in a thrilling third-place game. After the game, she was asked about her future and hinted that she may hang up her boots - as was 36-year-old Megan Rapinoe, who left the door more open to the future.  
Paul Stewart on why he would love to see Yves Bissouma at Tottenham Hotspur
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Paul Stewart on why he would love to see Yves Bissouma at Tottenham Hotspur

The Mali international has been linked with Arsenal but the former midfielder believes their North London rivals should go for his services Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paul Stewart has urged the North London charges to make a move for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma. The Mali international has been consistently linked with a move away from the Seagulls, with Arsenal FC reportedly keen on the player to bolster their midfield. The African has been consistent for his current team after joining them in 2018 from Lille in a fee that could rise to £17 million. It is for this reason the now 56-year-old wants Spurs to go for the player who 'stood out more than any Brighton player.'  
Yaya Toure Reacts to Messi’s exit from Barcelona
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Yaya Toure Reacts to Messi’s exit from Barcelona

Former Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure, has reacted to Lionel Messi’s exit from the club. Toure described Messi as a special player who brought a lot of joy to Barcelona football club. The former Manchester City and Ivory Coast legend made the remark in a series of tweets attached to Messi’s photograph. According to Toure: “It is very emotional to see you say goodbye to your dream club @FCBarcelona. It was my dream as a young child to play for Barça and to be able to play with you has made it so much more special. “What a special player you are, no other player has given so much joy, so many unforgettable moments and so much success to one club. “Thank you my friend for bringing us so much happiness. I am sure you will bring your magic to anywher...
Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics
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Notoane: South Africa U23 coach’s future uncertain, blames part-time role for disappointing Olympics

The former Santos FC striker explained that working for both Safa and Sundowns is demanding South Africa under-23 head coach David Notoane has admitted his future with the South African Football Association is uncertain, while also blaming the fact that he was busy with his coaching job at Mamelodi Sundowns' reserve team. This comes after the team's disappointing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games campaign as they lost all of their Group A matches. Notoane confirmed that his contract with Safa expired at the end of the team's Olympic campaign.

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