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Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links
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Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links

The Netherlands international says Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in convincing him to move to Parc des Princes Georginio Wijnaldum has explained his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain following months of strong links with La Liga giants Barcelona. PSG officially announced the signing of Wijnaldum on Thursday, with the midfielder's move to Parc des Princes set to be finalised when his contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the month. Barcelona were originally touted as the favourites to land Wijnaldum on a free transfer, but he has ultimately decided to embark on the next stage of his career in Ligue 1, citing Mauricio Pochettino as a major influence.
Akpoguma: Hoffenheim and Nigeria star relishes scoring first Bundesliga goal
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Akpoguma: Hoffenheim and Nigeria star relishes scoring first Bundesliga goal

26-year-old defender finally opened his account in the German top-flight to help his side clinch victory against the Royal Blue Kevin Akpoguma has revealed his delight after ending his long wait for his first Bundesliga goal in their 4-2 win over Schalke 04 on Saturday. The centre-back has spent his entire career in Germany so far and against Dimitrios Grammozis’ men, he opened his goalscoring account. The 26-year-old was handed his 13th league start and played a key role in helping his side return to winning ways after playing out a draw against Freiburg the last time out.
Ndidi bags assist, Salah continues impressive away form as Leicester stun Liverpool
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Ndidi bags assist, Salah continues impressive away form as Leicester stun Liverpool

The Nigeria international played a key role as the Foxes defeated Jurgen Klopp’s men at the King Power Stadium Wilfred Ndidi provided an assist while Mohamed Salah scored as Leicester City secured a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Saturday’s Premier League game. The Nigeria international was handed his second consecutive start since overcoming a thigh muscle strain and delivered an impactful showing in the encounter. Ndidi starred in front of the back four, comprising of Daniel Amartey, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira.
Ndidi addresses comparison between himself, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante
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Ndidi addresses comparison between himself, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante

Leicester City star, Wilfred Ndidi, has addressed comparisons between him and Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante. Ndidi believes Kante, who played a key role in Leicester City’s Premier League title win in 2016, is a machine. Fans have often compared Ndidi to Kante because both players play defensive midfield roles for their respective clubs. But the Nigerian international has now addressed that talk on an Instagram Live, according to Leicester Mercury. “I have always seen myself as Ndidi, and I want to be seen as Ndidi,” the 23-year-old said. “Kante is a great player, and if you see the way he plays, you’ll know he’s a machine. “The advice I got right from time while I was playing that position is just be yourself. “Every player has his own quality, and it’s not everybo...
Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points
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Fernandinho own-goal costs City more points

Wilfried Zaha played a key role in a dramatic Crystal Palace equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Manchester City, after two goals in the final eight minutes from Sergio Aguero had appeared to have secured all three points for Pep Guardiola’s side. The Palace winger was sent racing clear by James McCarthy in the 90th minute and his cross was turned into his own goal by Fernandinho, under pressure from Connor Wickham. Trailing to Cenk Tosun’s first-half goal, City struck back through Aguero who took his tally to 179 Premier League and 251 career goals for the club. Following a delightful floated cross from Gabriel Jesus after 82 minutes, Aguero slid in ahead of his marker to volley left foot into the open net, with his second goal following five minutes later. This time it was full-back B...
Paul Onuachu: Genk sign Nigeria striker from FC Midtjylland
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Paul Onuachu: Genk sign Nigeria striker from FC Midtjylland

The forward has swapped the Danish Superliga for the Belgian First Division A in a deal thought to be worth around €6 million Paul Onuachu has left FC Midtjylland for Belgian top-flight side Genk in a deal reportedly worth €6 million.The Nigeria international, who has six caps, left his boyhood club to take up a four-year contract at Luminus Arena. During his time at MCH Arena, Onuachu played 181 games and was on target 74 times. He played a key role in their Danish Cup triumph last season. Meanwhile, Midtjylland sporting director Svend Graversen has lauded the Nigerian for his contribution during his time at Wolves.
Kofi Annan, Africa’s Gift to The World — Tinubu
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Kofi Annan, Africa’s Gift to The World — Tinubu

Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, died on Saturday aged 80. The Kofi Annan Foundation said the former UN boss, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for humanitarian work, died in Switzerland, after a brief illness. Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman, in Lagos, said the late Kofi Annan initiated interventions in conflict resolution around the world, aimed at achieving world peace. According to him, Kofi Annan was Africa’s gift to the world and a wonderful servant to the international community. ”The death of former Secretary-General of UN, Mr Kofi Annan, in Bern, Switzerland today, August 18, 2018, is a loss to Africa and the entire world because of all that he represented. ”In his lifetime, Kofi Annan distinguished himself a...

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