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Nigeria vs Tunisia: You’ll find soldiers playing against Super Eagles in Garoua – Aissa Laidoun
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Nigeria vs Tunisia: You’ll find soldiers playing against Super Eagles in Garoua – Aissa Laidoun

Tunisia midfielder, Aissa Laidouni has insisted that football fans will find soldiers playing against Nigeria when both teams contest in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Round of 16 tie on Sunday night in Garoua. Laidouni said that Tunisia would do its best to beat the Super Eagles in the 2021 AFCON last-16 tie. He noted that Tunisia had corrected their mistakes in their previous matches in the group stage ahead of the Nigeria clash. “We all play for the team. We just focus on the competition and how to work. “We don’t think of the problems. Our focus is the game, and we will do our best to win. “We were not good enough against Gambia and were punished at the end. We took the lesson and will correct our mistakes and give our best. This is past now and our focus is wh...
Gospel singer Gozie Okeke called out for playing at an event he was allegedly invited to by a native doctor
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Gospel singer Gozie Okeke called out for playing at an event he was allegedly invited to by a native doctor

Gospel singer, Gozie Okeke has been called out for playing at an event he was allegedly invited to by a native doctor. In the video which has gone viral, the gospel singer was seen being sprayed money by the native doctor who has been identified Akwa Okuko Tiwaraki Oba. Facebook bio of the traditionalist read “native doctor from Oba, Idemili South LGA of Anambra state” A Facebook user, Chescana Ukachukwu who called out the singer wrote; Ndi Dibia (Native doctors) now invites Gospel Singers 4 show. Akwa Akuko na Oba and Prince Gozie Okeke, d case study. OKWU EGO 2022... Watch the video below...........
Footballer Victor Lindelof’s wife and kids forced to hide as intruders broke into the Manchester United star’s home while he was playing at Brentford
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Footballer Victor Lindelof’s wife and kids forced to hide as intruders broke into the Manchester United star’s home while he was playing at Brentford

Victor Lindelof’s house was burgled while the Manchester United defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday night, January  19. Lindelof’s wife and their two young children were in the property when the break-in happened but were not harmed. Sweden defender Lindelof was playing for United in their 3-1 win at the Brentford Community Stadium in London at the time. United released a statement which read: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford. “His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support. “We encourage anyone with informatio...
Defending Champion Naomi Osaka knocked out In 3rd round in Australian Open
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Defending Champion Naomi Osaka knocked out In 3rd round in Australian Open

Defending champion, Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the  Australian Open after  Amanda Anisimova stunned her on Friday January 21, handed her a defeat. The Japanese four-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 13, won the first set on Margaret Court Arena but Amanda, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world beat Naomi 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) F "I'm speechless, I can't stop smiling," said the 20-year-old, who is undefeated this year after winning a lead-up tournament in Melbourne. "I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance. Naomi is always going to be playing well, she is an absolute champion. "So I really had to step up my game and try to be aggressive. That's what I started doing in the second set and so grateful I was able to do this well toda...
Nigeria vs Tunisia: My preferred position is number 10 – Iwobi tells Eguavoen
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Nigeria vs Tunisia: My preferred position is number 10 – Iwobi tells Eguavoen

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi has told the team coach, Austin Eguavoen his preferred position. Iwobi started his first game for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon against Guinea Bissau with his best performance coming when Kelechi Iheanacho was subbed off. Iwobi assumed the role of the playmaker when Iheanacho, who had been playing the role of the No.10, was substituted. Super Eagles legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, had after the game against Guinea-Bissau, criticized Eguavoen for not fixing Iwobi and Iheanacho in their right positions. Okocha pointed out that Eguavoen is not playing his nephew, Iwobi, in his most preferred position, which is the No.10. And speaking to reporters on Thursday, Iwobi said, “My preferred position is number 10 but, however, wherever...
Dani Alves makes public plea to Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona
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Dani Alves makes public plea to Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona

Dani Alves has made a public plea to his former team-mate, Lionel Messi, to follow in his footsteps by returning to Barcelona to finish his career. The Brazilian defender and Messi played together for more than eight years at Barca until he left for Juventus in 2016 before having stints at PSG and Sao Paulo. The wing-back recently made a sensational return to the Nou Camp to continue his playing career at 38. Alves, who won six LaLiga titles, three Champions League crowns, and three Club World Cup trophies among other major honours, returned to the Nou Camp in November, five years after his first stint with the Catalan giants came to an end. Alves told Tot Costa de Catalunya Radio via Sport: 'Messi is the best player in the history of football. It's strange to be here and not...
AFCON 2021: They’re strong, aggressive, well organized – Sunday Oliseh names title contender
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AFCON 2021: They’re strong, aggressive, well organized – Sunday Oliseh names title contender

Former Nigeria head coach, Sunday Oliseh has named Cameroon as a credible ‘title contender’ at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Oliseh said the 2021 AFCON host nation, Cameroon, is strong, aggressive and well organized. The former Ajax and Juventus midfielder also said that Cameroon is fun to watch with their captain Vincent Aboubakar, who has netted five goals at the tournament so far. Cameroon was the first country to qualify for the 2021 AFCON round of 16 after victories over Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. The Indomitable Lions finished on top of Group A with seven points after playing a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde on Monday. In a tweet via his Twitter handle after Cameroon drew with Cape Verde, Oliseh wrote: “Tall, strong, solid, aggressive, compact, hosts &...
AFCON 2021: Four countries qualify for round of 16
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AFCON 2021: Four countries qualify for round of 16

At least four countries have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, round of 16. Burkina Faso became the latest country to book their place in the 2021 AFCON last-16 after playing a 1-1 draw with Ethiopia on Monday. Burkina Faso finished in the second position with four points in Group A, behind leaders and host Cameroon (seven points). The other three countries that have since booked their place in the AFCON round of 16 are Cameroon, Morocco and Nigeria. Cameroon was the first country to qualify for the AFCON round of 16 after victories over Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Morocco was the second nation to qualify for the knockout stage after two wins over Ghana and Comoros. Nigeria, on the other hand, qualified for the AFCON round of 16 at the weekend after be...
“Consider him” Chimamanda Adichie begs girlfriend on her man’s behalf after the man brought a book to be signed by the author
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“Consider him” Chimamanda Adichie begs girlfriend on her man’s behalf after the man brought a book to be signed by the author

Chimamanda Adichie was filmed playing the role of Cupid after a man brought her a book to sign for his girlfriend. Chimamanda was in Lagos,  Nigeria, over the weekend for an event. During her book signing event, as people brought their books to be signed by the author, one man particularly requested that the book he bought be signed for his girlfriend Racheal, who is a fan of  Chimamanda. After the book had been signed, Chimamanda is seen jokingly telling Rachael to "consider" her man and "manage" him for the gesture. Rachel took to Twitter to reveal that the gesture made her day as she shared the video online. See below.
Rangnick takes decision on Ronaldo replacing Maguire as Man United’s captain
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Rangnick takes decision on Ronaldo replacing Maguire as Man United’s captain

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick, has decided that Harry Maguire will remain as the club’s captain despite calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to take the armband after his rousing comments this week. Ronaldo had called on his Man United teammates to raise their game and secure a top-three finish in an interview with Sky Sports. The Portugal captain also suggested that the club’s younger players are struggling to accept criticism behind the scenes. Ronaldo’s words certainly impressed Man United fans, who now want Rangnick to make him captain on a permanent basis. Speaking on the development ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday evening, Rangnick said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by MEN: “Right now, I don’t see a reason to do that ...
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he will retire from football
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he will retire from football

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is aiming to continue playing football until the age of 42. The 36-year-old is currently United’s top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions this season. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer and signed a two-year deal with the option for one extra year. He is now looking to play for up to six more years at the top level. “Genetically I feel like I’m 30 years old. I take great care of my body and my mind. Something I’ve learned recently is that after 33, I believe the body can deliver if you need it, but the real battle is mental. “Going through many things with the focus on the end goal of staying at a high level is the hardest thing, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last few years. I’ve been working and fo...
Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas slams Novak Djokovic for ‘making Australian Open players look like fools and playing by his own rules’
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Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas slams Novak Djokovic for ‘making Australian Open players look like fools and playing by his own rules’

Greek Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas has slammed his colleague Novak Djokovic for making Australian Open players 'look like fools' and 'playing by his own rules.' The attack comes after Australia's Immigration Minister is making plans to revoke his visa for a second time and throw him out of the country over his exemption to get vaccinated. On Thursday November 13, Djokovic was paired with compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round in draw, but he could still be deported after admitting incorrect information was included on his paperwork to enter Australia. The 20-time Slam champion, who has not been vaccinated, faces questions now only in Australia but also in Spain and his homeland of Serbia after breaking Covid rules last month. Djokovic has now come under fire from ...
I’ve Lost Love for Football – Top Star Announces Sudden Retirement
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I’ve Lost Love for Football – Top Star Announces Sudden Retirement

Former Brighton midfielder Davy Propper has suddenly retired from playing football at the age of 30. The Netherlands international retired saying he does ‘not feel comfortable in the world of football’. Propper played 19 times for the Holland national team and left Brighton for PSV Eindhoven last summer. He spent four years with the Premier League side during which he made 121 appearances for the Sussex club. He says he “lost the love for the game” in the time away from his homeland and that when he returned he “hoped to rediscover the joy…but it was not to be.” In a statement on PSV’s official website on Tuesday, Propper said: “I made the final decision to call time on my playing career before Christmas and it feels like a relief. That’s why I know I’ve made the right cho...
Lukaku doesn’t need to say sorry, love story with Chelsea over – Neville
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Lukaku doesn’t need to say sorry, love story with Chelsea over – Neville

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has said there is no need for Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, to apologize for his interview. Neville feels Lukaku just has to keep playing and scoring for the Blues. In his words, the relationship is no longer a love story, but a transactional one. “What I’m looking for now from Lukaku isn’t sorry. All he can do is make this relationship transactional and say, ‘I said what I said, I stand behind what I said, in hindsight, I should have kept it to myself but I guarantee you I will give you my all for the next 3-4 years of my contract because there’s been a large investment into me’. “He has to now somehow try to win his way back into [Thomas] Tuchel’s plans. The fans have to accept him. I think they will if he carries on playing...
Thomas Tuchel drops Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea squad to face Liverpool
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Thomas Tuchel drops Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea squad to face Liverpool

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has dropped striker, Romelu Lukaku from his squad to face Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. The Athletic reports that the German took the decision having been angered by Lukaku’s interview earlier this week. The striker had said he was not happy playing in the current system at Chelsea under Tuchel. He also said he wanted to return to Inter Milan. In the interview, Lukaku also said he never wanted to return to Chelsea, adding that the west London club was only but his fourth choice. ‘Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll be professional,” he said partly. The Athletic reports now that Lukaku has not been included in Chelsea’s squad for Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea hopes to bea...
He’s playing within himself – Thierry Henry slams Man Utd star
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He’s playing within himself – Thierry Henry slams Man Utd star

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has hit out at Jadon Sancho following Manchester United’s Premier League 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday night. Henry said Sancho was ‘playing within himself’ during the encounter as the England international forced a Burnley own goal during the tie. The former Barcelona striker criticized Sancho, a £73million, who is yet to really impress at the Red Devils. Man United defeated Burnley at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Scott McTominay, Ben Mee (OG) and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the studio as an analyst for Amazon Prime, Henry said: “Those are the types of players you want to watch, but he [Sancho] is playing within himself. “When you are in a one-on-one, you should take a player on. But it was Luke Shaw who was forcing him to take on those...
Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea star that surprises him after draw with Brighton
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Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea star that surprises him after draw with Brighton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified Romelu Lukaku as the Blues player that surprises him following their Premier League 1-1 draw with Brighton on Wednesday night. Lukaku had put Thomas Tuchel’s side in front, but a late equalizer from Danny Welbeck ensured both teams played a 1-1 draw. The Belgium international has been brilliant since returning from a positive COVID-19. “I’m surprised what he’s [Lukaku] doing,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after the game. “I don’t know how long he can do it. We will try it and then we will see. Nobody knows. “He was eight weeks out, and when he was trying to come back, he caught covid, and then after that training and then playing. “That’s what we do at the moment.” Chelsea’s title challenge is now on life s...
Diego Maradona’s brother, Hugo dies of heart attack
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Diego Maradona’s brother, Hugo dies of heart attack

Hugo Maradona, the brother of Argentina legend Diego Maradona, is dead at the age of 52. Hugo died on Tuesday at his home in Naples after suffering a heart attack. His death is coming just 13 months after a cardiac arrest killed Diego. Like his brothers Diego and Raul, Hugo started playing football at a very young age and even signed for Napoli at the age of 18, although he was soon loaned out to Ascoli. Hugo ended up not having a career in the elite of football and instead focused his efforts on youth football projects. He leaves behind a wife, Paola Morra, whom he married in 2016, and three children. Reacting, Josi Della Ragione, mayor of the municipality of Bacoli where Hugo lived, paid tribute to Hugo following his death. “Bacoli clings to the pain of the Maradon...
I’d rather Retire than Play for Manchester Utd – Alexander-Arnold
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I’d rather Retire than Play for Manchester Utd – Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has said he would rather retire from football than play for Manchester United. The England international said this ahead of Liverpool’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Liverpool and Man United are the most successful clubs in England. The two Premier League top clubs have been fighting for bragging rights for decades and the rivalry between them runs deep. Asked whether he would retire or play for Man United, Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports: “Right now, [I would] retire, to be honest, could not do that [join Manchester United].” Alexander-Arnold also revealed that he prefers playing against Man United than featuring in the Merseyside derby against Everton. The 23-year-old said: “I mea...
World’s ‘richest footballer’, Faiq Bolkiah dumps European club
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World’s ‘richest footballer’, Faiq Bolkiah dumps European club

World’s richest footballer, Faiq Bolkiah has left his Portuguese club side, Maritimo, without playing even once since joining them more than a year. The player rescinded his contract without making his debut in Portugal. Faiq moved from Leicester City to Maritimo in the summer of 2020 after having previously belonged to the Chelsea youth academy, though he never played for either club. He only did make the bench for the Portugal side for a game against Sporting CP in February 2021. Faiq is 15 billion euro fortune Son of the prince of Brunei, Jefri Bolkiah, and nephew of the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah. The winger was sent to play with Maritimo’s B team this season but he failed to make an impression there either and his contract until next summer was rescinded. Faiq, who ...
Aguero breaks down in tears as he confirms retirement from football
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Aguero breaks down in tears as he confirms retirement from football

Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero, on Wednesday announced he is retiring from football.   Aguero confirmed this in an emotional press conference at the Nou Camp, in which he appeared along with club president, Joan Laporta. The 33-year-old broke down in tears before he was able to utter a word. “This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football. “I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made, I have taken it for my health. That is the main reason for my decision, for the problem I had a month and a half ago. “I was in good hands of the medical staff that have done their best and told me that the best thing would be to stop playing,” Aguero said. The Argentine also reveale...
Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals
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Wayne Rooney to Become Coach of Man Utd’s Rivals

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, is being considered for the Everton managerial role if Rafa Benitez is sacked, according to the UK Sun. Benitez is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park following a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday. It was the Toffees’ eighth loss of the campaign. Although Benitez retains the backing of Everton’s majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, a contingency plan is already being drawn up should they need to replace him. Unofficial talks have already taken place between the Toffees and Rooney, who is the current Derby boss. Rooney, who began his playing career at Everton, has so far remained loyal to the Championship task despite the huge task facing him. Having been deducted 21 points by the EFL, the 36-year...
You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku
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You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor has blasted Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel for deciding to drop Romelu Lukaku on the bench in recent weeks. Lukaku returned from injury during Chelsea’s Premier League draw with Manchester United on November 28. However, the Belgium international is scarcely used by Tuchel who only brings him on lately in recent games, handing the former Inter Milan ace a three-minute cameo in the 3-2 win over Leeds at the weekend. And Agbonlahor, believes the German gaffer “needs a kick up the backside” for playing Timo Werner instead of Lukaku. “I think Thomas Tuchel needs a kick up the backside as well because I’m looking at Lukaku, a £90million striker, on the bench again today,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT “He’s played 78 minutes in four Premier Leagu...
Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea ‘most likely’ Round of 16 tie
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Champions League: Real Madrid vs Chelsea ‘most likely’ Round of 16 tie

Chelsea have almost a one in three probability of drawing Real Madrid, when the draw for the Champions League Round of 16 is conducted on Monday, according to MisterChip. The Blues, who are the current holders of the trophy, could only finish second in their group, following a disappointing 3-3 draw at Zenit. Thomas Tuchel’s men will now be paired against top European opponents in the next round. Liverpool, on the other hand, have a marginally higher chance of being paired against Villarreal or Inter Milan. Manchester United and Manchester City, who finished top of their groups, have a slightly higher chance of playing Atletico Madrid or Inter Milan next. The eight group winners – Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool, Lille, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real ...
Real reason Emmanuel Dennis didn’t join Arsenal, Man Utd
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Real reason Emmanuel Dennis didn’t join Arsenal, Man Utd

Drew Uyi, the agent to Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis has claimed the player could have been playing for Manchester United or Arsenal. According to Uyi, the move didn’t happen because of Club Brugge’s asking price in the past. “Arsenal were interested (in signing Dennis) in the past, Manchester United were also interested, but for Club Brugge ridiculous fee on him. “They wanted 25 Million pounds, while these clubs were prepared to pay 15 Million, “In the end he joined Watford for 3.4 Million pounds because his contract was running out,” Uyi told The Football Show on YouTube. Since his summer move to Watford, Dennis has netted six goals for the Hornets. “He was frustrated at Club Brugge, he was not happy because no young man would be if he were stopped from such...
I’m scared – Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks on retirement
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I’m scared – Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks on retirement

AC Milan forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has insisted he does not plan to retire from football soon. The former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain star insisted that he is scared to stop playing football. The 40-year-old stated this ahead of AC Milan’s Champions League tie with Liverpool on Tuesday night. “I want to play as long as possible. As long as I’ve that adrenaline, I will continue,” Ibrahimovic told the Italian talk show Che Tempo Che Fa. “Let’s put pressure on Milan here to give me an extension and I hope to stay in Milan for life. I still have objectives that I can achieve and I want to win another Scudetto. “I don’t know what will happen after football, so I’m a little scared to stop. We will see, but I want to continue playing so that I don’t have any regre...
Messi suffering a lot at PSG, we speak every day – Luis Suarez
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Messi suffering a lot at PSG, we speak every day – Luis Suarez

Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi, is currently suffering a lot playing for the club due to the cold weather in France at this time of the year. This claim was made by Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez. Suarez, a close friend and a former teammate with Messi at Barcelona, disclosed this after having private chats with the Argentine captain about how he is settling into his new surroundings. DAILY POST reports that Messi joined PSG on a free transfer last summer after Barcelona failed to extend his contract due to LaLiga regulations. “We talk every day, we always try to avoid expectations because we are players and we know how we have to act in those moments, we talk about the games, about the family,” Suarez told TNT Sports. “He told me that when he is playing in t...
Michael Carrick hailed for benching Ronaldo as Rangnick takes over at Man United
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Michael Carrick hailed for benching Ronaldo as Rangnick takes over at Man United

Former Tottenham midfielder, Jamie O’Hara has hailed Michael Carrick for keeping Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, describing it as the right tactics. Many football lovers were shocked when the team list came out to indicate that Ronaldo was starting from the bench in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. O’Hara told talkSPORT that Ronaldo does not see anything wrong in the Portugal international sitting on the bench or not playing at all as the case may be. Manchester United had earlier on Monday announced that Ralf Rangnick will now be in charge at Old Trafford till the end of the season. He took over from Michael Carrick who was there in an acting capacity following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a week ago. “They finishe...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: You’ve to prove – Fernandes hints at why Carrick benched Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has hinted why caretaker manager, Michael Carrick, against Chelsea. Carrick raised eyebrows with his decision to drop Ronaldo to the bench for the Premier League clash with Chelsea, despite the Portuguese scoring a goal in Man United’s Champions League win over Villarreal a few days ago. But Fernandes has now insisted that Manchester United players must prove they deserve to start matches every day as he returned to the starting XI against Chelsea and Ronaldo was dropped. When asked by Sky Sports whether he had a point to prove on his return to Man United’s starting XI against Chelsea, Fernandes declared that all players at Old Trafford must prove they deserve to start, regardless of reputation. “We have to prove something every ...
Super Eagles to camp in Nigeria for AFCON – Rohr
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Super Eagles to camp in Nigeria for AFCON – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the squad will camp in Nigeria ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria have been drawn alongside Egypt, Guinea Bissau, and Sudan in Group D, and Rohr Is hoping to begin camping on December 28, with the Eagles to face Egypt in their opening game on January 11 in Garoua. Rohr whose future as coach of the team remains in doubt despite guarding the Eagles to the playoff round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers also wants to play one friendly game before they depart for the tournament. He also hinted that he may not be there for the tournament. “My plan is for the team to camp in Nigeria in December and then play a friendly in the country before departing for Cameroon early where we have very good conditions to prepare...
Update: Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy Released on bond after assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their son
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Update: Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy Released on bond after assaulting his ex-girlfriend in front of their son

Former NFL player, Zac Stacy, who was arrested for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend this month, has been released from a Florida jail. Stacy was let out on Saturday on a $10,150 bond and was told not to contact his ex, Kristin Evans, the Orlando news station WESH reported. The retired running back was arrested last Thursday at the Orlando International Airport after a video published last week by TMZ appeared to show punching his ex in the head before slamming her into a television. The violence reportedly began during an argument. Stacy became furious and aggressive during the argument and he attacked her, swinging at her head before yanking her off a couch, tossing her across the room and into the TV. The TV then falls on top of her as she tries to calm Stacy down bu...
He knows how to come through difficult spells – Pochettino hails Messi
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He knows how to come through difficult spells – Pochettino hails Messi

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named forward, Lionel Messi, as the ‘best player in the world’. Pochettino said this while commenting on Messi’s display in PSG’s Ligue 1 victory over Nantes on Saturday. Messi, who did not score in five league games since arriving at PSG in the summer, ended his Ligue 1 duck on Saturday. The Argentine captain found the back of the net against Nantes to help his ten-man side pick up a 3-1 win. Speaking about Messi at his post-match press conference, Pochettino said, “I don’t think he was worried about not having scored a league goal. “He is a great champion, the best player in the world; so he knows how to come through difficult spells. He has the patience, and it’s good that he scored.” Pochettino added, “We p...
Suarez, Cavani react to sack of Oscar Tabárez as Uruguay coach after 15 years in charge
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Suarez, Cavani react to sack of Oscar Tabárez as Uruguay coach after 15 years in charge

Uruguay strikers, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, have reacted to the sack of the country’s head coach, Óscar Tabárez. The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) had on Saturday announced the departure of Tabárez from the command of his national team after 15 years. The AUF sacked Tabárez following Uruguay’s FIFA World Cup qualifying 3-0 defeat to Bolivia earlier this week. Uruguay are now in danger of missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar following their latest defeat to Bolivia as they are currently in seventh place. Reacting, Suarez, in a post via his Instagram account, left a heartfelt message to the Uruguayan tactician, who has been the only national team manager Suárez has known while playing for Uruguay. The Atletico Madrid forward wrote, “Thank you for making the ...
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Graeme Souness predicts EPL clash at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Graeme Souness predicts EPL clash at Anfield

Former Liverpool boss, Graeme Souness, has said the team will be “angry” when they host Arsenal this weekend. The Reds’ unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign ended before the international break, after they lost at West Ham. Jurgne Klopp’s side were defeated 3-2 and have dropped four points behind league leaders Chelsea after 11 games. Arsenal visit Anfield on Saturday, unbeaten in the league since the end of August. But Souness believes Liverpool’s frustration from their last defeat will blow the Gunners away. He told Sky Sports’ Essential Football Podcast: “I think Liverpool will be the angry team having lost last time out where they were not at their normal standards. “So I’m expecting a full throttle Liverpool against an Arsenal team who will b...
Tottenham’s coach said I’ll never make it as footballer – Troost-Ekong
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Tottenham’s coach said I’ll never make it as footballer – Troost-Ekong

Super Eagles Assistant Captain, William Troost-Ekong revealed how his mother felt when the youth team coach at Tottenham told him that he would not make it as a footballer. Troost-Ekong said his mom, a Dutch, was very upset when the coach Matt de the comment. The Super Eagles defender said that those degrading words from the coach helped him become what he is today. Troost-Ekong told Baller Talk’s Femi Ilesanmi, James Alabi and Doe E, “I remember one time he had a meeting with my mom, I think it was after my first year as a scholar and he was like I’m going to be really honest to my mom. Will’s miles off it and at this rate I can’t see him playing even non-league football, League Two, League One. “I felt like crying and I remember seeing my mom , my mom was upset, I’ve never ...
Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1
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Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has opened up on his relationship with fellow Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga after he arrived from France and took the number one spot from the Spaniard. Mendy joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2020 and took over as the club’s first-choice, playing 31 times in the Premier League in his first season. The 29-year-old is now ahead of Arrizabalaga as the Chelsea No.1 keeper in his second season and is putting in several match-winning performances. The west Londoners current Premier League leaders have conceded just four goals in their opening 11 matches. However, the Senegal international says there is no face-off between the goalkeepers at Chelsea. “My relationship with Kepa is very good, as is my relationship with Marcus [Bettinelli], the...
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ as his heart problem is now ‘complicated”
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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ as his heart problem is now ‘complicated”

Sergio Aguero is considering his playing future after suffering a heart problem whilst playing for Barcelona recently. The Argentine, who was forced off the pitch, may yet retire with the issue more complicated than was initially expected, reports a Catalan radio station. Aguero recently underwent tests following the heart problem and it has shown that continuing as a professional would not be favorable. The 33-year-old was forced off 42 minutes into his first home start for Barcelona against Alaves last month and was taken to hospital due to breathing difficulties. The former Manchester City star was visibly struggling towards the end of the first half, laying down after clashing with an opponent in the penalty area. He was able to get back to his feet swiftly and walked...
World Cup Qualifiers: Mali advance as Group E leaders, Benin take Group J battle down to the wire
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World Cup Qualifiers: Mali advance as Group E leaders, Benin take Group J battle down to the wire

The Eagles kept alive their hopes of playing in their maiden World Cup tournament next year after a dominant win in Kigali Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo and Nantes striker Kalifa Coulibaly were on target as Mali progressed into the play-off round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. The Eagles advanced in style with a 3-0 away victory in Kigali that stretched their Group E lead to 13 points after five matches. Mali's progress ended Uganda's dreams of making it to Qatar 2022 after they played out a 1-1 draw against Kenya earlier on Thursday.
Liberia vs Nigeria: Osimhen speaks on Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles
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Liberia vs Nigeria: Osimhen speaks on Ighalo’s return to Super Eagles

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has opened up on how he feels about the return of Odion Ighalo to the national team. Handlers of the Super Eagles recalled Ighalo to the national team for the World Cup qualifying matches against Liberia and Cape Verde citing the need for experienced players in the squad. The former Manchester United striker retired from the Super Eagles more than two years ago. Other young strikers such as Taiwo Awuniyi, who is making waves in Germany, Paul Onuachu, among other are taking Europe by storm yet Nigerian coach recalled Ighalo from retirement. Asked about the return of the striker, Osimhen told the Super Eagles media team that he is looking forward to playing with him, adding, “It’s good for the team and of course the coaches and the Federation know...
Kim Kardashian is ‘more certain than ever she is done’ with Kanye West after his recent interview – New report claims
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Kim Kardashian is ‘more certain than ever she is done’ with Kanye West after his recent interview – New report claims

Reality TV star, Kim Kardashian is certain she is 'done with' ex Kanye West, according to a new report. The report by HollywoodLife comes after the rapper appeared on the Drink Champs podcast and went on an epic rant about his estranged wife saying she was still his wife and the kids didn't want their parents to get divorced. According to the paper, Kim may even take legal action to keep Kanye from talking about her and the kids. According to a source who spoke with HollywoodLife, Kim is done playing nice and is even ready to send a “cease-and-desist letter” letter, if necessary. The insider revealed: “Kanye said that he really thought that he and Kim were going to work it out; Kim never gave him any indication of this. "If anything, his actions of going on the podcast have...
Man Utd vs Man City: Ronaldo will score goals even at 75 – Guardiola
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Man Utd vs Man City: Ronaldo will score goals even at 75 – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to score goals even at 75. Ronaldo, who is now 36, has not slowed down since returning to United from Juventus in the summer. He had netted nine times in 11 appearances and Guardiola feels the all-time leading scorer in men’s international football will not quench his thirst for goals, even when he hangs up his boots. Guardiola said: “I think he has scored goals all his life and when he is 75 – maybe he will be retired – but at the barbecue, if they’re playing a game, he is going to score a goal.” “These type of guys, like [Lionel] Messi, like him…”, said Pep, pausing, unable to think of another player of the same calibre before continuing: “what they have done, or what Ronaldo has done in the la...
You shouldn’t have signed him – Ian Wright slams Man United over Sancho
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You shouldn’t have signed him – Ian Wright slams Man United over Sancho

Former Arsenal and England striker, Ian Wright has questioned Manchester United’s reason for signing Jadon Sancho. The £73m summer signing from Borussia Dortmund has not been playing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and Wright wonders why he was signed in the first place if he wasn’t going to feature regularly for the team. The 21-year-old Sancho became the second most expensive English player in history when he joined Manchester United over the summer. He has endured a difficult start to his career under Solskjaer and has not scored or provided an assist in his 12 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions. “They’ve chased down Jadon Sancho for a couple of years. You get Jadon Sancho and he’s not playing,” he said on The Kelly and Wrighty Show. “You’re playing with...
Cavani’s phone call asking to leave Man Utd revealed
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Cavani’s phone call asking to leave Man Utd revealed

Boca Juniors chief, Juan Roman Riquelme, has revealed that Edinson Cavani called him in January, in a bid to leave Manchester United. Cavani moved to Old Trafford as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2020. The Uruguay striker struggled for minutes initially and was only used sporadically by Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, during the first half of the 2020-21 season. Halfway through his time in Manchester, Cavani started exploring options to leave and join Boca. “In January, Cavani called me that he wanted to come because he was playing little there. “I’ve been speaking with him for a long time and he called me in January to come because he wasn’t playing there. I remember we talked one day and the next day he came in and scored two goals in the ...
I look inside myself for that fire and I can’t find it’ – Former Man. City and Man. United striker Carlos Tevez says he ‘doesn’t feel the desire’ to return to football
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I look inside myself for that fire and I can’t find it’ – Former Man. City and Man. United striker Carlos Tevez says he ‘doesn’t feel the desire’ to return to football

Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez, has disclosed that he has no 'fire or desire' to return to the game after leaving Boca Juniors in the summer. The 37-year-old Argentine spent the last five seasons with his boyhood club before leaving. While he is yet to announce his official retirement, he admits he does not miss playing and is 'enjoying the moment' away from football. Tevez was one of the most prolific forwards in world football during the peak with successful spells with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus. 'I don't feel the desire to be there when the ball is rolling. On Saturday I had a wedding while Boca were playing and inside I thought that, if I were playing, I'd be missing the wedding,' the ex-Argentina international explai...
UCL: I don’t have time for you – Solskjaer slams Man United stars
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UCL: I don’t have time for you – Solskjaer slams Man United stars

Manchester United boss, Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he does not have time for any of his players choosing to sulk over a lack of playing time. Solskjaer has faced plenty of criticism over his team selections this season with several members of the squad spending more time on the bench than on pitch. Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Eric Bailly are among the top stars who are finding life difficult under Solskjaer While the manager didn’t mention any name in particular in his press conference ahead of Man United Champions League clash with Atalanta on Tuesday night, the Norwegian did make his point loud and clear that those wanting to sulk won’t be welcome. “We don’t have time for anybody to sulk, if you’re not in the starting XI, you are there to support y...
Agbonlahor reveals what’s delaying Man Utd from sacking Solskjaer
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Agbonlahor reveals what’s delaying Man Utd from sacking Solskjaer

Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed that Manchester United’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend is delaying manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking from the Red Devils. Agbonlahor, who refused to get carried away with Man United’s latest performance against Tottenham, believes Solskjaer is going to leave Old Trafford. Having suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at Old Trafford last weekend, Solskjaer needed a response from his players against Tottenham on Saturday as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford gave Man United all three points against Spurs. While Agbonlahor lauded Solskjaer’s team selection against Tottenham, he still feels it’s only a matter of time before the Norwegian is given his...
Tristan Thompson shares rare photos of his son Prince and daughter True together
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Tristan Thompson shares rare photos of his son Prince and daughter True together

Trustan Thompson surprised his Instagram followers by sharing photos of his first child, 4-year-old Prince, playing with his 3-year-old daughter, True, at a penny arcade. Tristan, who shares True with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, captioned the photos: "Let me love you a little more, before you are not so little anymore #MyEverything." Khloe, 37, added in the comments: "They are so beautiful and sweet!!!! So so blessed!!! What angels!" The 30-year-old NBA star had Prince with ex-girlfriend and Instagram model Jordan Craig, a cousin of Eniko Parrish Hart, who is married to comedian Kevin Hart. Tristan was dating Khloe at the time Jordan gave birth to Prince and it caused a scandal at the time.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that he will make some changes when his side host Southampton in tonight’s Carabao Cup round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Southampton clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. “There will be some changes, how much I don’t know yet,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Sometimes you can never be fully sure, do you interrupt a good flow, is it better to keep everybody in there and playing to keep the momentum going or is it the moment to give some players a rest? “But we have an excellent department at Cobham that helps us take these decisions – the guys who do the analysing, the guys who do the...
This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd
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This result is insane’ – Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Man Utd

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 5-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. Klopp described Liverpool’s victory over Man United as insane, adding that he never expected the result. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Liverpool all three points against Man United. Paul Pogba was sent off during the encounter. “What can I say? Did I expect that? No,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the match. “What we did in the last third was insane. Pressing high, winning balls, scored wonderful goals. I told them at half-time to play better. We started incredibly well and stopped playing football. We controlled the game after the fifth, it was not about scoring more, just trying to ge...

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