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Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires
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Antonio Valencia: Mourinho, Rooney, Van Persie, others react as Ex-Man Utd Captain Retires

  New AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, was among the first persons to pay tribute to Antonio Valencia after the former Manchester United captain announced his retirement from football on Thursday. Valencia, who joined Mexican side, Queretaro in November 2020, has now ended his playing career. Mourinho coached Valencia, who spent ten seasons at Old Trafford during their time together at Man United. Reacting, Mourinho was quoted by Metro UK as saying, “Antonio a pleasure to work with you and I wish you all the best. “You have been a champion and I only have good memories of my captain … 3 cups that you have raised cannot be removed. Big hug. JM.” On his part, Wayne Rooney’s message to Valencia read: “Congratulations on a great career mate. Good luck in the next chap...
Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad
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Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola Reacts to Aguero’s Penalty Miss at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola  has reacted to Sergio Aguero’s shocking penalty miss during Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday. Man City took the lead through Raheem Sterling in the first half and Aguero shockingly missed the opportunity to give the home side a 2-0 lead before the half time whistle. The Argentine attempted a Panenka penalty but the chipped effort lacked conviction and was comfortably saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea came back very strong in the second, putting up an impressive display that gave them 2 goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso. With the win, the Blues delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebrations and also gave the west London outfit a psychological advantage ahead of the Cha...
We Cannot be Crying – Arteta Vows to Carry out ‘Ruthless’ Arsenal Overhaul
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We Cannot be Crying – Arteta Vows to Carry out ‘Ruthless’ Arsenal Overhaul

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he will carry out a “ruthless” overhaul of his squad this summer. The Gunners are likely not to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years. They were sent out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday and currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League. Following a disappointing end to the campaign, Arteta is keen to revamp his playing personnel ahead of next season. “This year is not year one. I think a project has its phases and I am telling you we are in a much better position today to be where we want to be very soon, if we do what we have to do. But we have to be ruthless. “We cannot be crying and stuck on what we don’t have. We have to see what we do have and maximise it to get what we want,” Arteta sa...
EPL: Harry Kane Names ‘Special’ Player in Chelsea Squad
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EPL: Harry Kane Names ‘Special’ Player in Chelsea Squad

  England striker, Harry Kane, has identified Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, as a ‘special’ player. Kane, a fellow international teammate with Mount, explained that the 22-year-old is a fantastic player that has a great worth ethic. According to him, Mount played very well for Chelsea against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final encounter earlier this week. “Mason [Mount] is a fantastic player, great on the ball, great worth ethic,” the Tottenham Hotspur forward told beIN SPORTS. “He wins balls back, makes tackles. It’s an underrated part of his game. “He’s a truly special player, and it’s great for him to playing in a Champions League final in a few weeks’ time. He was great again against Real Madrid.”
Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’
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Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea "feel good" about playing Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final after beating them last month. Tuchel's side set up a Champions League showdown with City on May 29 in Istanbul with a 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, going through 3-1 on aggregate. It's the second all-English Champions League final in three years, and while Tuchel says April's FA Cup semi-final win over Pep Guardiola's side doesn't give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. "No [it doesn't give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same leve...
Baba Ijesha rape saga: Stop playing God. You were also raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind it – Actor Joseph Faduri tackles Iyabo Ojo
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Baba Ijesha rape saga: Stop playing God. You were also raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind it – Actor Joseph Faduri tackles Iyabo Ojo

Actor, Joseph Faduri has taken a swipe at Actress Iyabo Ojo who he accused of playing God by going after anyone that has a different opinion from hers in Baba Ijesha’s rape saga. According to Faduri, what Baba Ijesha committed is sexual molestation which is bailable and not rape. The actor also alleged that Iyabo Ojo was raped 5 times but refused to give up the identities of those behind the act even though they are danger to the society. He further questioned why Baba Ijesha's case is different. Faduri who claimed that he is not supporting Baba Ijesha, asked Iyabo Ojo to allow the law take its course. He concluded by saying that the arrested actor deserves a second chance. Watch the video below.............
UCL: Guardiola Issues Warning to Man City Players Ahead of PSG Clash at Etihad
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UCL: Guardiola Issues Warning to Man City Players Ahead of PSG Clash at Etihad

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his players that their UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie against Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad on Tuesday will be tough. Guardiola gave the warning on Monday during his pre-match press conference. The Spaniard wants his players to face PSG without emotions, adding that they need to be calmer and know what to do against the visitors. Man City defeated PSG 2-1 in the first-leg encounter last Wednesday in Paris. “From my experience, the semi-finals are always difficult,” Guardiola said. “You play with the result of the first leg, you play with your mind on the final, and sometimes you forget what you have to do – win the game you are playing. “The semi-final second leg is always the difficul...
UFC champion, Kamaru Usman Playing around with Burna Boy’s unreleased track
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UFC champion, Kamaru Usman Playing around with Burna Boy’s unreleased track

Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist, Kamaru Usman leaks a yet-to-be-released track of the Grammy award-winner, Burna Boy. The current UFC champion who knocked out his opponent, Jorge Masvidal, during the second round of his recent match leaks an upcoming track of Odogwu. Taking to his Instagram story, Kamaru Usman is seen jamming to the song as he pleads in advance to ‘his brother’ Burna Boy while affirming that the action is definitely going to piss him off. Current UFC champion, #kamaruusman couldn’t hide his excitement as he vibes to the Grammy Award winner #burnaboy ‘s yet to be released song. ”I know say my brother Burna go vex small, but I must leak this new song, I go give una small, listen.” the UFC champion, Usman says as he vibes to the song. He, ho...
Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final
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Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final

  Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has made it clear they are not afraid of Arsenal, ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg. The two sides will meet first in Spain, before the return leg at The Emirates next week. Speaking at an event for LiveScore, Chukwueze said: “When the time comes, it will be up to the manager and the tactics he chooses. “All I need to do is just enter the field using the skills I have practiced and give everything I have. “We are going to play our football as normal. We are not scared or anything, we are just going to play our football as a team.” When asked about Villareal manager, Unai Emery, Chukwueze added: “I enjoy playing under Unai Emery. He’s amazing, and so tactical in everything he does. “He can push you to ...
Champions League: Zidane Predicts What will Happen in Second Leg Against Chelsea
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Champions League: Zidane Predicts What will Happen in Second Leg Against Chelsea

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he expects a “competitive” contest when they face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, with both goals coming in the first half. Christian Pulisic gave the visitors the lead, before Karim Benzema equalized before the break. With the tie on a knife-edge going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge next week, Zidane is not expecting the Blues to sit back at Stamford Bridge. “They’re very quick, have good players and started very well. In the second half we had more control. We are still in the tie and we’re happy with the overall performance. We’re also good at playing away from home, we press high. “They’re [Chelsea] in the semi-final for a reason, th...
Couple Filmed Having Sex in Park in Front of Kids
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Couple Filmed Having Sex in Park in Front of Kids

The shocking moment a couple appear to be caught having sex in a park in front of children has been shared online. The pair were allegedly caught in the act on Friday, April 23, at Edinburgh Playing Fields in Aylesbury, Bucks, England. A mum, who was at the park with her child and nieces, confronted them when she saw them having sex. She filmed the confrontation and shared it to Snapchat. In the footage, the mum walks up to the couple who have their pants down, with the woman sitting on top of the man as he lays on the grass. "Excuse me, there are kids over there and you’re having sex,: the mum tells the couple The man, lying beneath his counterpart who does not appear to have any underwear on, simply says: "Yeah, I know." "What, you think that’s alright?" the mum...
Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win
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Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win

  Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has criticized two Arsenal players, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno, following the Gunners’ Premier League 1-0 defeat against Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Souness said he was disappointed with both Leno and Xhaka for their roles in Everton’s winner, describing the goalkeeper’s mistake as ‘farcical’. Xhaka was beaten easily by Everton striker Richarlison before the Brazilian got to the byline and put a tame cross into the box, which Leno bizarrely diverted into his own net to give the visitors all three points against Mikel Arteta’s men. “Richarlison eases Xhaka off the ball too easily,” Souness told Sky Sports. “He makes his mind up, “I’m going to stand my ground and tackle and win the ball”, instead of forcing him down the line...
15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue
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15-year-old Boy Electrocuted in Benue

A 15-year-old boy, Emmanuel Ameh, has been electrocuted in Achusah area of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. It was gathered that the deceased, a student of Benue State University Technical College, died due to the alleged negligence of the staff of Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JED, in Makurdi. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, April 22, uncle to the deceased, Samuel Olokpo, said officials of JED came to the house when everyone had gone to work and disconnected electric lines belonging to four households. "On Monday morning, April 19, when everybody had gone to work and school, JED staff went to do their round of disconnection of customers who were indebted to the company. In the afternoon, some of our neighbours’ kids were playing around the pole and one of them m...
What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Wayne Bridge Opens up
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What Mourinho Did to me at Chelsea – Wayne Bridge Opens up

  Former Chelsea left-back, Wayne Bridge, has opened up on what he went through playing under Jose Mourinho. The former England International recounted how the Portuguese hauled him out of the pitch at half-time on several occasions without telling him why. Bridge said it could be very difficult playing under Mourinho because of his sometimes “harsh” treatment of players. He suggested that Mourinho may no longer be contacted by top clubs in the Premier League because of his harsh treatment of players. Mourinho was recently sacked as Tottenham manager and there are speculations regarding which club or indeed country he will end up at next. “When things have gone wrong maybe he hasn’t handled it the best,” Bridge told Bettingexpert. “For me, personally, it could...
“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan
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“I’m Living Proof you can Play Professional Football and be Gay” – Andy Brennan

On May 14, 2019, in an Instagram post to his followers, Andy Brennan, who plays for Hume City in Australia and previously played for Newcastle Jets, made history when he became the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out as gay. Now he says ever since he made the decision, he hasn't regretted it and is a living proof of a professional gay footballer. Being gay is something rarely spoken about in professional football. The 'ideal' footballer or soccer player is heterosexual which is why Brennan shocked the entire football world when he came out as gay. In 2020, an unnamed Premier League footballer, who has known since aged 14 that he gay, is said he is "too scared" to publicly come out because he feels that football has not "moved on" compared to the rest o...
Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer
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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Lambasted’ me over Red Card – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has recalled when Sir Alex Ferguson, “absolutely lambasted,” him, after he got sent off during a game against Newcastle back in 1998. United were fighting for the Premier League title with eventual champions Arsenal and every point mattered as the campaign neared its conclusion. Newcastle had come to Old Trafford and were on course for a draw, while United threw bodies forward in search of a goal. It was then, in the 89th minute, that the visitors broke away with Rob Lee charging down on Raymond van de Gouw’s goal with a clear chance to win the game, until Solskjaer’s timely intervention to scythe down his opponent and ensure his team avoided defeat. Solskjaer was promptly shown a straight red card, but had salvaged...
Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player
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Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player

Neymar has said that there is no comparison between his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona King, Lionel Messi. Even though Neymar enjoys playing with Mbappe, he noted that the France international is still a long way from reaching Messi’s level. The Frenchman has impressed in the Champions League this season, single-handedly shooting down Barcelona at the Camp Nou. “There’s no comparison,” Neymar told France Football when asked to compare the two. “They have two very different styles of play. “Messi is the best player I’ve seen, and Kylian is on his way to becoming one of the best.” Neymar and Mbappe made it to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in Paris. The first leg of the quarter-final ties ended...
Monkey Pulls Off Finger of 5 Year old boy After Biting him while he Stood near Cage
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Monkey Pulls Off Finger of 5 Year old boy After Biting him while he Stood near Cage

A monkey pulled off a five-year-old boy’s finger off in a shocking attack at a Portuguese zoo on Friday morning, April 9. The youngster was with his family and playing by the monkey’s cage according to local reports. The monkey then bit the boy's finger and pulled it from the rest of his hand. A police officer entered the cage to recover the missing finger before the boy was rushed to Sao Joao Hospital in Vila Nova de Gaia near Porto. A spokesman for the GNR police force in Porto confirmed the incident had occurred around 11am. It is not yet clear if specialists in child surgery and plastic surgery have been able to reattach the boy's finger. Santo Inacio Zoo said in a statement that the incident occurred as the youngster was feeding the monkey peanuts “in a clear bre...
Davido’s Shares video of him Playing with his Son, Ifeanyi
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Davido’s Shares video of him Playing with his Son, Ifeanyi

Superstar singer, Davido has shared a video of him playing with his son, Ifeanyi. This is coming after it was alleged that Ifeanyi's mother, Chioma vowed never to allow him see his son following reports of his alleged romance with American model, Mya Yafai who is also the ex-girlfriend of American rapper, Young Ma. Watch the video below;
BBNaija Lucy Warns Ka3na for Wishing her a Happy Birthday
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BBNaija Lucy Warns Ka3na for Wishing her a Happy Birthday

BBNaija Lucy has raised eyebrows on social media after she warned her former bestie Ka3na for wishing her a happy birthday.Recall that Ka3na once hinted on social media that her friendship with Lucy was over, after she revealed that she unfollowed Lucy on Instagram because she wasn’t a loyal friend. Today being Lucy’s birthday, Ka3na took to Lucy’s Instagram page to wish her a happy birthday. On seeing Ka3na’s comment on her page, Lucy immediately warned the boss lady to stop playing with her feelings. Ka3na commented; “Happy birthday to a special woman. You look beautiful Lucy” Apparently, Lucy wasn’t ready for Ka3na’s sudden kindness and compliment, as she warns her not to toy with her feelings. Lucy wrote; “Don’t toy with my feelings. Pls don’t. Thanks and God bless.” ...
De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power
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De Bruyne Takes Swipe at Leicester after Manchester City’s 2-0 Victory at King Power

  Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, has taken a veiled swipe at Leicester City following his side’s Premier League 2-0 victory against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. De Bruyne said Man City’s match against Brendan Rodgers’ really defensive Leicester side was basically a “one team playing” game. According to the Belgium international, Leicester only had one chance that was offside during the encounter. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Leicester, thanks to goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus in the second half of the encounter. “I thought it was really good today, especially the first half, which we totally dominated,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports. “They had the one chance that was offside with [Jamie] Vardy but basically, it was ...
I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane
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I Won’t Play that Game – Mourinho Reacts to Transfer Talk about Harry Kane

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he will not “play that game” of speculating on Harry Kane’s future. According to him, Kane should “be happy with the moment he is living” for England and Spurs. The 27-year-old striker stoked rumours he may consider leaving Tottenham after Euro 2020 when asked about reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid. “I’m fully focused on doing the job on the pitch from now until the end of the summer, and then we’ll see where we go from there,” Kane said in response. However, Mourinho, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said: “I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what is for us. “Of course I am always pleased when my players go to national teams and do well. “...
Serie A: What Cristiano Ronaldo did to me – Ghanaian forward, Emmanuel Gyasi
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Serie A: What Cristiano Ronaldo did to me – Ghanaian forward, Emmanuel Gyasi

  Ghanaian forward, Emmanuel Gyasi has narrated his encounter with ‘idol’ Cristiano Ronaldo. He said he was shocked when he discovered that Ronaldo was waiting for him in the dressing room to give him his (Ronaldo) shirt. Gyasi, who plays with Serie A side, Spezia and featured in both legs of his side’s league matches with Juventus, noted that Ronaldo has always been his role model. “For me, he is an idol and this too is a dream that came true. He is my idol and I dreamt of playing on the same field with him one day. I never thought of it happening so soon,” he told Joy Sport’s Gary Al-Smith The Ghanaian said that his heart was broken after his first encounter with Ronaldo, when he asked for the Portugal captain’s shirt. “I remember in the first game, I went to h...
Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final
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Champions League: Micah Richards Predicts Club that’ll Reach Final

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has tipped Chelsea to reach the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League final. Richards stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-8 clash against FC Porto on April 7. According to him, Chelsea are ‘dark horses’ in the Champions League this season after being proved wrong by their manager, Thomas Tuchel. Recall that Chelsea eliminated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 in March. “Chelsea are dark horses, you know,” Richards told Super 6 podcast. “I did a piece a couple of months ago saying it is a disgrace that Frank Lampard is out the door. And then Tuchel comes in, and I was like, “how’s that? No!” “But actually, look at them now. They have only conceded like two or three goals. They have got Porto next a...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Pulisic Gives Fitness Update Ahead of EPL Clash

Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has offered the latest update on his fitness level ahead of his side’s Premier League against West Brom on April 3 at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic said he is ‘feeling good’ and ‘excited’ for what is to come ahead of the West Brom clash. “It always feels good, of course, to get on the scoresheet. It’s definitely going to help build some confidence,” the 22-year-old told reporters at a post-match press conference after USA’s 2-1 win over Northern Ireland in an international friendly match on Sunday. “I am feeling good, the guys are feeling good as it seemed here. For me personally as well, going back to the club level, I’m excited. “I am feeling confident, as I have said. I feel the best I have felt in my game, so I am excited for what’s to come...
Nicky Butt Leaves Manchester United
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Nicky Butt Leaves Manchester United

Nicky Butt has quit his role as Manchester United’s head of first team development. Butt, who has also previously been head of the academy, explained he is leaving to pursue “a new professional challenge.” “I already know from my playing days how difficult it is to leave Manchester United. “But it feels like the right moment for a new professional challenge and I look forward to exploring opportunities that build on the great experiences I’ve had here over the past nine years,” Butt said. Butt he took over as head of United’s academy in February 2016, after ending his playing career in 2011. In July 2019, he took on the newly created role of head of first-team development, to help youngsters make the step up into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s senior squad.
Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple
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Champions League: Owen Hargreaves Names only team that will stop Man City from Winning Quadruple

  Former England International, Owen Hargreaves has identified Bayern Munich as the only club that will stop Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City from winning the Champions League this season. According to him, City are well positioned to win the quadruple this season but Bayern Munich are the only side that can ‘stop them’. Man City saw a 21-match winning streak brought to a grinding halt by Manchester United earlier this month but they have bounced back with three straight wins. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan and are now in the last 8 of the Champions League. They are also in the final of the Carabao Cup, the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League. ...
Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling
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Monchengladbach vs Man City: Guardiola Opens up on Fight With Sterling

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has addressed talk of a fight between him and England forward, Raheem Sterling. He insisted that it is normal for football players to be unhappy when they are left out in the team. The England winger was a surprise absentee from Guardiola’s matchday squad for the win over Fulham at the weekend. He was also an unused substitute for their 5-2 victory against Southampton three days earlier. Manchester City has travelled to Germany where they will face Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Guardiola says there are no issues between him and the player. Asked if there were rifts between him and the former Liverpool man, Guardiola said, “He travels with the team. All the squad travels to Budapest for the Champions L...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
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‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.
Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo Makes Choice Between Nigeria, England
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Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo Makes Choice Between Nigeria, England

  Fulham defender, Tosin Adarabioyo, has revealed his decision to play for the England senior national team. The Englsnd born defender is not considering playing for Nigeria like his fellow Fulham teammates Ola Aina and Josh Maja, who were also born in Britain. The former Manchester City star has rather said he has his sights fixed on playing for England in the forthcoming European championships. The player told The Telegraph, “We know it’s the Euros this summer, so hopefully if I keep on doing well, who knows I could be looking to push myself in that squad.” Adarabioyo joined Fulham from Manchester City last summer and has established himself in Scot Parker’s team. The 23-year-old former England U19 ace has made 100 career appearances in England.
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team
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Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel Names New Position Kai Havertz Will Play in his Team

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a new position Kai Havertz will feature importantly in his squad this season. Tuchel also insisted that Havertz’s lack of playing time over the course of the last month has simply been down to his lack of fitness. The former PSG manager, who has largely opted for a 3-5-2 formation since taking over from Frank Lampard last January, said the 21-year-old would play the number 9 or 10 role because he is very comfortable in high positions. “Since I have arrived, the only thing that kept Kai Havertz from making a big impact is his injury, nothing else,” Chelsea’s official website quoted Tuchel as saying ahead of the Blues’ clash with Manchester United on Sunday. “He is a unique player. It is not so clear where he needs to settle. D...
Blaqbonez Reacts After he was Captured Playing iMessage Games at the Headies
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Blaqbonez Reacts After he was Captured Playing iMessage Games at the Headies

The 14th Headies award took place Sunday night, Feb 21, at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos and while stars came out dressed to the nines for the occassion, one particular celebrity didn't seem too keen on the ceremony. As the award was underway, rapper Blaqbonez was pictured playing iMessage games on his phone. The photo was shared to Twitter and immediately got lots of retweets. Reacting, Blaqbonez said: "As i no win award wetin you want make i do?"
EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him
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EPL: Donny Van de Beek told Man United Players Don’t Trust Him

Former Manchester City manager, Mark Hughes, has told Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, that the Red Devils players do not trust him enough with the ball yet. Hughes said this following Man United’s FA Cup fifth-round 1-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. “You just sense… it looks like they don’t trust him [Van de Beek] with the ball yet,” Hughes told talkSPORT. “When the likes of Fred and (Nemanja) Matic look up, and they see Rashford, they see (Anthony) Martial, they see (Mason) Greenwood, who is still a young player but has great talent, it’s like they defer to them, their first thought is to pass to them. “Van de Beek, I haven’t seen a great deal of movement, I haven’t seen little movements to get in pockets of space, even though yo...
EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack
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EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack, has revealed why striker, Timo Werner, is struggling at Chelsea. Werner, one of Frank Lampard’s marquee signings, has struggled to adapt to Chelsea’s style of play since his move to Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig last year. The Germany international has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea. But Ballack is now saying that Werner is struggling at Chelsea because he was used to playing differently at Leipzig. According to him, the 24-year-old had a lot more space in front of him during his time at the German club, while Chelsea is the kind of team that has a lot of ball possession. “Timo started off pretty well,” Ballack told Omnisport. “Of course, if you are not scoring as a striker, then it is hard on your self-...
Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba
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Man Utd vs Everton: Solskjaer Confirms Showdown Talks With Pogba

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed he has held showdown talks with Paul Pogba about the player’s future. However, he has refused to confirm whether Pogba will sign a new contract at Old Trafford. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal and agent Mino Raiola said publicly in December that the Frenchman will not sign an extension. The 27-year-old has hit a good run of form and was voted United’s player of the month for January But even after talks with the World Cup winner, Solskjaer is giving nothing away. “Our conversations remain private. Speculation about Paul is always going to be there, we’ve got a good open dialogue with Paul so what we talk about and how we see that situation remains between us. “I’m just happy he’s focuse...
Mikel Arteta Hurt me at Arsenal – Saliba
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Mikel Arteta Hurt me at Arsenal – Saliba

On-loan Arsenal defender, William Saliba, has admitted Mikel Arteta “hurt” him by not giving him enough chances to show his worth. The 19-year-old arrived at the Emirates Stadium in 2019 from Saint-Etienne in a £27 million deal. He then spent the 2019/2020 season on loan at the Ligue 1 club under the terms of the transfer. But when he came to London, he found opportunities limited under Arteta. Saliba failed to make a single appearance for Arsenal and has now returned to France to join Nice on loan. “I really, really, really didn’t think that I would be transferred for almost €30m,” the youngster explained to TF1. “To think that I would arrive, where people were expecting a lot from me, the fans were excited about me and you find yourself in the reserves, playing zero –...
Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes
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Mikel Arteta Hints at More Arsenal Transfers Before January Window Closes

Arsenal coach,Mikel Arteta, has hinted that the club could complete some transfer deals before the January window closes. Only Mat Ryan and Martin Odegaard have arrived at the Emirates, both on loans from Brighton and Real Madrid respectively. However, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have departed on free transfers. William Saliba and Sead Kolasinac will spend the rest of the season on loans at Nice and Schalke respectively. There could be more ins and outs, before the window slams shut in a few days. Shkodran Mustafi is rumoured to be a target for Liverpool and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will possibly go out on loan. Reiss Nelson could also be sent on loan to a team in the Championship. “I spoke with all of the players about their own situation because they are...
Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options
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Man Utd ‘zombie’ keeper hints at summer move as Grant mulls over options

The veteran shot-stopper is third-choice in the pecking order at Old Trafford but believes he is capable of playing again before retiring Lee Grant admits to feeling like a “zombie” at times as third-choice goalkeeper at Manchester United, with the 38-year-old mulling over a summer move as he works his “balls off” to prove that he can prolong a lengthy playing career. The veteran shot-stopper has been at Old Trafford since 2018, but has taken in just two competitive appearances after finding himself stuck behind the likes of David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Dean Henderson. Having previously been a regular for Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley and Derby, Grant is weighing up whether or not to have one more shot at being first-choice somewhere before the day comes to hang up his gloves. ...
Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites
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Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites

The Reds boss believes the Blues have a strong squad and are playing good football, making them strong contenders for the title this year Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea are the current favourites to win the Premier League this season. The Blues are first in the English top-flight after they beat Leeds 3-1 on Saturday and have a one-point lead over reigning champions Liverpool and Tottenham, who play on Sunday. Klopp believes the London side are the biggest threat to his side's title defence but was quick to stress the Reds remain focused on themselves.
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
Checkout Mesut Ozil’s Answer About Playing For Tottenham
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Checkout Mesut Ozil’s Answer About Playing For Tottenham

In a Twitter question and answer session initiated by the Arsenal player tagged #AskMesut , the player was asked by a fan to choose between playing for bitter rivals Tottenham and retiring, The former Real Madrid star replied If I don’t want to win a cup, I should go there �� #YaGunnersYa❤️#AskMesut
Obadiah Mailafia ‘Profusely Apologised’, Playing To The Gallery – DSS
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Obadiah Mailafia ‘Profusely Apologised’, Playing To The Gallery – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday said a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafiya, is playing to the gallery and desperate to breach peace in the country. Mailafiya, had in a recent interview, alleged a Northern Governor was Commander of the Boko Haram terrorist group. He was subsequently invited by the Plateau State office of the DSS for questioning and later released. Public Relations Officer, National Headquarters, Abuja of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Friday pointed out this was an indication of an earlier warning about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions to cause total breakdown of law and order. Afunanya said Mailafiya had “profusely apologised” during ...
Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Why Willian Wants Three-year Contract

Chelsea winger, Willian, wants a three-year contract because it will make him continue playing until when he clocks 35-year-old, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. DAILY POST recalls that Arsenal had already made a formal three-year contract offer to Willian. Willian will be a free agent as soon as Chelsea’s Champions League campaign ends this month. The 31-year-old recently rejected Chelsea’s latest offer to sign a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge. But Solhekol believes Willian wants one big final contract in his career that will see him earn more money. “Willian wants one big final contract – ideally a three-year deal to take him to 35. Chelsea would like to keep him, though they are not going to offer him three years,” Solhekol was quoted by Sky Sp...
Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked
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Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked

Arsenal’s players feel ‘betrayed’ and want to hold talks with the club’s hierarchy, over the decision to propose 55 redundancies to staff, according to The Athletic. The North London club on Wednesday announced that financial struggles caused by COVID-19, will result in some of their non-playing staff being let go this month.  The playing squad and manager took a 12.5 per cent pay cut in April, to safeguard the economic future of the club. However, some of Arsenal’s first-team players are disappointed in the club, as they believed their voluntary wage cut was going to help save jobs. The Gunners’ highest-earner, Mesut Ozil who is on a £350,00-a-week contract, had refused to take the pay cut due to a lack of assurances of where the money was going. The players ...
Arsenal Have Paid Mesut Ozil £8,000 A Minute For Not Playing This Season
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Arsenal Have Paid Mesut Ozil £8,000 A Minute For Not Playing This Season

Arteta no doubt wishes he could do something similar with Mesut Ozil. The German didn't even make Arsenal's 20-man squad at the Etihad Stadium with the Gunners manager answering 'tactical reasons' when pressed for an explanation. Not many words but it spoke volumes for the absurd situation Arsenal find themselves in with a player who costs them a cool £350,000 each and every week yet doesn't even make the squad for one of the biggest games of the season. With the enforced three-month break promising to throw an element of chaos into the Premier League season, Arsenal might have sniffed an opportunity to inflict a rare defeat on City. And so, logically, you'd want your top earner and by extension one of your best players, to at least be there on the night. But no - Ozil wasn'...
Actor Adedimeji Lateef Slams Followers who told him There’s a ‘Spiritual Implication for Playing a Female Character’
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Actor Adedimeji Lateef Slams Followers who told him There’s a ‘Spiritual Implication for Playing a Female Character’

Nollywood actor Adedimeji Lateef was dragged into an Instagram exchange with followers who had an issue with him playing a female character in a video he shared on Instagram. While one of his followers questioned his sexuality, the other alleged that there is a 'spiritual implication for playing a female character'. Lateef however fired back by telling them to do something productive with their time. See the exchange below;  
Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick
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Hernandez is Dynamic Despite his ‘Tactical Deficits’, says Bayern Coach Flick

The French defender has been linked with a move away from Bavaria after a tough debut season Lucas Hernandez still needs to get up to speed with the tactical demands of playing for Bayern Munich following his spell on the sidelines, according to boss Hansi Flick. World Cup-winning France international Hernandez was an €80 million (£72m/$91m) acquisition from Atletico Madrid last year but he has struggled during his debut campaign in Bavaria. The 24-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage at the end of October and was sidelined for more than three months.
‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old
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‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old

Robert Lewandowski says the Ballon d'Or is not his focus but that "anything is possible" when it comes to winning the award, while insisting that his best years are still ahead of him. The Bayern Munich striker has never been in the top three for football's most prestigious individual prize, his best record coming when he finished fourth in the standings in 2015. The 31-year-old is likely to be in the running for the 2020 prize, though, having scored 45 goals in all competitions to put Bayern on the brink of another Bundesliga title. Should Hansi Flick's side also win the DFB-Pokal and Champions League this term, Lewandowski would be a strong candidate to become just the second player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award since 2007. "I was at the a...
Thomas Partey Receives Triple Wages Offer from Arsenal
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Thomas Partey Receives Triple Wages Offer from Arsenal

Premier League giants, Arsenal have offered to triple Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey’s wages, Goal reports. Partey, who has a £44.5million release clause in his current contract with Atletico, had drawn the interest of Arsenal in recent weeks. The Ghanian international is now weighing up his options after receiving a huge contract offer from the Gunners. Arsenal is prepared to triple the wages Partey currently earns at Atletico if he agrees to join Mikel Arteta’s side this summer. Atletico has so far rebuffed Arsenal’s advances for Partey, but Diego Simeone’s side is now open to cashing in on the 27-year-old whose current contract at the club expires in 2023. Partey had said in the summer of 2018 that he was hopeful of playing in the Premier League, on...

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