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Emmanuel Kojo, first black actor in Beauty And The Beast show in UK removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language
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Emmanuel Kojo, first black actor in Beauty And The Beast show in UK removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language

Emmanuel Kojo, the first black actor in Beauty And The Beast in UK  has reportedly been removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language. The 29-year-old had been playing the lead role of the Beast in the musical until last Saturday when he was suspended. According to Daily Mail, he was removed from the touring production at Liverpool's Empire Theatre following allegations of inappropriate language and suspended while a full investigation is carried out.  Alyn Hawke has taken over the role. Last night, Disney said: 'We are aware of a complaint, which we take very seriously, and a thorough investigation is underway. 'The employee in question has been suspended until the matter is resolved.' His casting in Beauty And Th...
Ballon D’Or 2021: Lewandowski backed to win ahead of Messi, Jorginho
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Lewandowski backed to win ahead of Messi, Jorginho

Bayern Munich manager, Julian Nagelsmann, has backed Robert Lewandowski to win this year’s Ballon d’Or. Nagelsmann made the pick ahead of a top-of-the-table clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. “Robert deserves to win it, because in my view he has been more unbelievably consistent than any other player,” Nagelsmann told Munich newspaper Abendzeitung. “He is so dynamic, he doesn’t get injured and he can train a lot. I back him to continue playing at the top level for a few more years yet.” Lewandowski is hoping to win his first Ballon d’Or next month after winning FIFA’s rival award for men’s player of the year in 2020. The 33-year-old has been nominated alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante. With seven goals already this season, Lewand...
Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals
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Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals

Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was “sick” after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed. The ex-Manchester City striker has long been good friends with Messi, with the two being past roommates when playing internationally. Aguero joined Barca with the expectation he would be lining up alongside the 34-year-old. But after a shock emotional exit, Messi ended up at Paris Saint-Germain. Ahead of his debut for Barcelona, Aguero has opened up in an interview about Messi’s private reaction when he discovered his time at the Nou Camp had been cut short. Talking to El Pais, Aguero said: “It was a moment of shock. He was very sick. When I found out I couldn’t believe it. “That Saturday I went to see him at his house. And, because of my personality, since I didn’t...
Your job now on line due to two Man Utd stars – Paul Merson tells Solskjaer
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Your job now on line due to two Man Utd stars – Paul Merson tells Solskjaer

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has told Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that his job is now on the line because of how he has handled Jadon Sancho and Donny van de Beek so far this season. Merson believes Solskjaer cannot get away with it anymore, adding that the only way to get the best out of Sancho and Van de Beek is to keep playing them. Van de Beek has played just two matches for Man United this season, while Sancho is yet to hit the ground running since joining the club from Borussia Dortmund. But Merson believes Solskjaer must continue to give both players opportunities instead of having them sitting on the bench during Man United matches. “Time wasn’t so long ago when playing poorly and having two players you forked out £110m for on the bench was a recipe...
Why Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Man Utd – Portugal coach, Santos
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Why Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Man Utd – Portugal coach, Santos

Portugal coach, Fernando Santos, has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo needs playing time after being rested by Manchester United because it is important for him at this stage of his career. Ronaldo was dropped by Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in their Premier League 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend at Old Trafford. The 36-year-old surprisingly started on the bench but came on in the second half as the game ended in a draw after normal time. Solskjaer was heavily criticised for his decision to bench Ronaldo, while former Man United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson was caught on camera telling ex-UFC fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov that he felt the call to drop the forward gave Everton a boost. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Portugal’s friendly c...
Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match
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Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match

A footballer has been arrested for kicking a referee on the head and appearing to render him unconscious during a match in Brazil. William Ribeiro, who plays for state-league club Sao Paulo RS, committed the attack while playing against Guarani on Monday, October 4. His team had just fallen a goal behind in the game when he violently kicked official Rodrigo Crivellaro, who was quickly rushed to hospital after being knocked out unconscious. It remains unclear why Ribeiro lost his cool on the night, with both sets of players forced to restrain him as he kicked a helpless Crivellaro. An ambulance quickly drove onto the field and took the referee to hospital in Venancio Aires, near Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. Reports emerged later that evening confirming he was ...
I never believed I’d play with Messi – Mbappe
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I never believed I’d play with Messi – Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has described playing with Lionel Messi as “something else”. Messi moved to the Ligue 1 side as a free agent from Barcelona in the summer. In moving to PSG, the Argentine superstar joined Mbappe and Neymar to make up one of the most talented front three in football history. Mbappe, who pushed to leave for Real Madrid shortly after Messi’s arrival, admits that playing alongside the five-time Ballon D’Or winner is something he could have never envisaged. “I never imagined him coming here!” Mbappe told L’Equipe. “He’s one of the rare players who I put in the ‘impossible-for-me-to-play-with’ category. “For me, he was never going to leave Barcelona. I am savouring every moment alongside him. You can’t forget that it remains a privi...
Looks like Lyta and Kemi Ayorinde are back together, shares video of her in bed with the singer she accused of infecting her with an STD
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Looks like Lyta and Kemi Ayorinde are back together, shares video of her in bed with the singer she accused of infecting her with an STD

It looks like Lyta and Kemi Ayorinde are back together after the UK-based lady accused the singer of infecting her with an STD and being a deadbeat father. Kemi took to Instagram to share a video of her in bed with Lyta, born Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim. She also disclosed that she enjoyed playing in the house with the singer and their son Adeem during Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram outage which lasted for 6 hours yesterday, October 4. Watch the video below....................
Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late
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Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late

Yoane Wissa scored a dramatic late winner for Brentford as they beat West Ham 2-1 and continued their impressive start to Premier League life. It was hard to know who were the newly-promoted side and who were playing in Europe as Brentford pummelled West Ham in the first half, grabbing a deserved lead when Bryan Mbeumo's strike was awarded by the goal-line technology on 20 minutes. West Ham responded after the break and Jarrod Bowen's pure, half-volleyed finished drew them level with 10 minutes remaining. An assault on the Bees' goal was expected but, led by Pontus Jansson, the visitors managed the situation and created one last chance for themselves when Jansson's header was saved and the rebound was brilliantly hammered home by Wissa. The win means Brentford head into the...
EPL: He only thinks about goals – Blind blasts Cristiano Ronaldo
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EPL: He only thinks about goals – Blind blasts Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Netherlands coach, Danny Blind, has slammed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Blind said Ronaldo only thinks about goals and hopes his Man United teammates will conquer the ball during a match. He said this while launching a scathing assessment of Ronaldo’s impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Blind believes Man United are not playing in their familiar pattern so far this season because of Ronaldo despite his goals for the Red Devils. Ronaldo, 36, returned to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day in the summer window in a £13million move from Juventus. “Ronaldo doesn’t really need to play an active role,” Blind told Sportnieuws. “Like: ‘take your time’. You also see the other players looking at you like, ‘how are we going to solve it t...
We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid
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We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona’s legendary defender, Gérard Pique has said that the club is currently suffering following their series of defeats in LaLiga and other competitions. Atletico Madrid defeated the Catalan giants 2-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with their former striker, Luis Suarez scoring one of the goals and Thomas Lemar firing in the other. This followed their 3-0 back-to-back losses in the Champions League group stage. Pique said Barcelona won’t be able to score a goal even if the referees decided to add more three hours’ stoppage time during the games. Speaking to Spanish media after the defeat to Atletico Madrid, Pique said, “Their goals have been two identical plays in which they scored twice with very little effort,” as quoted by Mundo Deportivo “And w...
You are not Improving Lukaku – Conte hits Out at Tuchel
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You are not Improving Lukaku – Conte hits Out at Tuchel

Former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has accused Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, of not playing to Romelu Lukaku’s strengths. Conte was speaking ahead of the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Italian bragged about the work he did to improve Lukaku when they worked together at Inter for two seasons. “A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years. “He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It’s very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield. “These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku fo...
Why is Christian Pulisic not playing for Chelsea against Juventus in the Champions League?
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Why is Christian Pulisic not playing for Chelsea against Juventus in the Champions League?

Here's what you need to know about why Christian Pulisic will be absent for the Champions League game this week, and what USMNT matches he could miss   Christian Pulisic is a key member of both the U.S. Men's National Team as well as Chelsea, continuing to impress on home turf as well as in the Premier League. But the 23-year-old is set to miss out on facing off against Juventus in the highly-anticipated Champions League Group H fixture on Wednesday September 29 – which could also mean that his participation in the USMNT's international fixtures in October is at risk. So why is Pulisic not playing against Juventus? Goal takes a look.  
EPL: Rio Ferdinand Overlooks Man Utd, Names Best two Teams
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EPL: Rio Ferdinand Overlooks Man Utd, Names Best two Teams

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has overlooked the Red Devils and named Manchester City and Chelsea as the two best teams in the English top-flight league. Ferdinand said this while giving his verdict on Man City’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the weekend. Man City are currently in the second position on the Premier League table with 13 points from 6 games, while Chelsea are in the third position with 13 points from the same number of games. Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show, the former England international said: “The way City played at the weekend, that is the way champions go to a rival and say, “Listen, you think you are at our level? You guys better start working more”. “And I think Chelsea looked a little bit [over...
PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash
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PSG vs Man City: Guardiola confirms player to miss Champions League clash

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed the player that will miss his side’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. According to Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan will miss Man City’s away Champions League clash with PSG in Paris due to injury. The Spaniard said this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. The City boss also said Gundongan would return to action for the Premier League champions after the international break. Recall that Gundogan missed Man City’s Premier League 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge over the weekend. “Ilkay [Gundogan] is out [from Man City’s clash with PSG] until after the international break,” Guardiola said. Guardiola also gave the latest update on Aymeric Laporte and Ruben D...
Agbonlahor: Why Iheanacho deserves to start games for Leicester City
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Agbonlahor: Why Iheanacho deserves to start games for Leicester City

The former Villa legend feels the 24-year-old Super Eagle can help the Foxes win matches if given enough playing time Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor has voiced his concerns on the decision by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to bench striker Kelechi Iheanacho. Despite finishing as the team’s top scorer in the last campaign, the Nigeria international has been restricted to making appearances from the bench in most matches played this campaign. Out of 110 minutes, he has played so far this campaign, they have all come from the bench and his introduction helped the team to snatch a 2-2 draw against Burnley in their last league assignment at King Power Stadium on Saturday.
U-20 World Cup: Falconets thrash CAR 7-0 in Qualifier
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U-20 World Cup: Falconets thrash CAR 7-0 in Qualifier

Nigeria’s Falconets were in an impressive form as they hit the U-20 girls of Central African Republic 7-0 in their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Africa first round, first leg encounter in Douala on Saturday. The Falconets made things abundantly clear from the second minute of the match played at one of the stadia designated for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations – Stade Japoma de Douala – when Mercy Idoko finished brilliantly putting Nigeria ahead. Three minutes later, Idoko scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 as the Falconets stepped on the pedal, and in the 34th minute, winger Esther Onyenezide made it 3-0 as superiority told against the Central African Republic girls in the Douala sun. The Falconets were now unstoppable and a minute before recess, Joy Jerry increas...
Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Beat Furth to go 3 Points Clear
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich Beat Furth to go 3 Points Clear

Bayern Munich eased past hosts Greuther Fuerth 3-1 on Friday, in spite of playing almost the entire second half with 10 men. The win helped the defending champions to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. But Bayern Munich top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski saw his scoring streak snapped, after failing to equal Gerd Muller’s all-time record of scoring in 16 consecutive league games. It was always going to be a one-sided encounter against the newly-promoted club, bottom in the Bundesliga and without a win this season, and Bayern Munich took a quick lead. This was barely after just 10 minutes into the game with Thomas Muller slotting in from an Alphonso Davies cut-back. Joshua Kimmich was devastatingly accurate with a low drive on the half hour to sco...
‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton Collapses during celebrity golf tournament
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‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton Collapses during celebrity golf tournament

Tom Felton, a  34-year-old actor best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” reportedly collapsed during a celebrity golf tournament in Wisconsin on Thursday September 23. Tom Felton was part of the European celebrity team and he suffered from a medical event while walking off the 18th green at the conclusion of their match with the U.S. team. It was learnt that the teams had just finished posing for photos when Felton stopped moving and fell to the ground. Panicked calls for medical assistance ensued as the European Ryder Cup team came down the ninth fairway during their practice round. Felton was escorted off the course in a cart, and he appeared conscious but was seen lying down on a stretcher. Spectators applauded him as he headed away for treatment. ...
Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57
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Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57

Willie Garson, the actor best known for playing talent agent Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, has died at the age of 57. A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. But the cause was not immediately disclosed. “The ‘Sex and the City’ family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of “SATC” and “And Just Like That,” said in a statement. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming ‘And Just Like That.’ He was there — giving us his all — even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.” Mario Cantone, Garson’s on-screen partner on “Sex and the City,...
My career has been in shambles at Chelsea – Drinkwater cries out
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My career has been in shambles at Chelsea – Drinkwater cries out

England midfielder, Danny Drinkwater has admitted that his stay at Chelsea has been nothing but a ‘shambles.’ The former Leicester City man said he is now looking at reviving his career at Reading, where he is currently on a season long loan. Drinkwater, now 31, joined Chelsea from Leicester City in September 2017 for a huge £35m fee, but has failed to find his feet in west London, playing just 23 games for the Blues. The Englishman has spent time on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa, Turkish side Kasimpasa before joining Reading this summer. “Can I paint a picture? No. It’s been a shambles,” Drinkwater told talkSPORT of his Chelsea career. “It’s football, it’s never straight forward, it’s never simple. I’m just excited for the new challenges. “I need to [kick-...
Jackass actress Patty Perez  dies at 57 after diabetes battle
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Jackass actress Patty Perez dies at 57 after diabetes battle

Jackass star, Patty Perez, has died at the age of 57. The American actress, famed for playing the role of Goddess Patty in the popular Jackass films, passed away on Friday at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she was being treated for complications related to her type 1 diabetes. The actress's daughter, Priscilla, told TMZ that her mother had been dealing with complications since birth. She said her kidneys began to fail as a result of the lifelong struggle she had with her health and weight. Priscilla also confirmed that her mom's death was not coronavirus-related. "We want to express our immense gratitude for the love and kindness everyone has shown to our mom," Priscilla told TMZ. "Being able to entertain and bring light and happiness to people was the highlight of her ...
King of Boys: Charlyboy drops ‘Odudubariba’ after playing role in movie
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King of Boys: Charlyboy drops ‘Odudubariba’ after playing role in movie

Nigerian Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy has dropped his song, Odudubariba after playing the role in the movie, “King of Boys.” The singer made this known in a statement released to DAILY POST on Tuesday. “My people, the eagle has landed. I been tell una say, I no dey finish. “The long awaited Odudubariba music film video has dropped today. “Watch out, it’s playing on all your TV channels.” Recall that Charlyboy in the Netflix-adopted series ‘King of Boys’ directed by Kemi Adetiba played the role of ‘Odudubariba.’ ‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders on the round table who intends to take over the crown from Sola Sobowale and become ‘King of Boys.’ When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite t...
BBNaija: Stop feeling special, I don’t Love you – Queen tells Whitemoney
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BBNaija: Stop feeling special, I don’t Love you – Queen tells Whitemoney

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Queen has revealed that she doesn’t love Whitemoney but only used him to catch cruise. Queen said this to Whitemoney during a conversation on Sunday night. Queen told Whitemoney that she was upset with him because he failed to praise her for being the one who walked up to Jackie B to demand they end the issues they had because of Whitemoney. She further told him not to misinterpret her gestures towards him as she was only playing her game. According to her, “if I am given the opportunity, I would have sex with both you and Cross.” “Am not sure what action I exhibited that gave you the vibe which says I love you. I feel like you’re feeling too special but you have to stop it because I don’t love you.” “The truth is, I w...
Toney stars as 10-man Brentford win at Wolves
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Toney stars as 10-man Brentford win at Wolves

Brentford earned their first top-flight away win for 74 years as they beat Wolves 2-0 despite playing the majority of the second half with 10 men. Ivan Toney put Brentford ahead from the spot (28) after he had been hauled down in the box by Marcal, and he then turned provider for Bryan Mbeumo to tap home at the far post (35) to leave Wolves stunned. Adama Traore hit the crossbar from a deflected shot in between the goals but Wolves were otherwise flat in front of goal, failing to register a shot on target despite a numerical advantage as Shandon Baptiste was sent off (65) for two needless yellow cards. It was Brentford who came closest to scoring the third, as Mbeumo hit the crossbar in the final minute. The result means Brentord move up into the top half, registering their thir...
Doctor Who actress, Tanya Fear, Found in hospital after going missing in Hollywood
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Doctor Who actress, Tanya Fear, Found in hospital after going missing in Hollywood

Doctor Who actress, Tanya Fear, has been found after going missing in Hollywood. Tanya, who is best known for playing Dr Jade McIntyre in BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who, left her Hollywood Bowl apartment last Thursday, September 8, without her purse or cell phone and this led to concerns about her wellbeing. She was then reported missing on Friday, September 9. Her friends and family immediately launched a social media campaign to locate her, as they said they had not heard from her since last week. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced on Monday, September 13, that the star had been found, according to US news outlet FOX 11. A spokesperson for the LAPD reportedly confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly, informing them that the "family has been notified". ...
Dele Alli reveals why he had Problem with Mourinho at Tottenham
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Dele Alli reveals why he had Problem with Mourinho at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, has claimed his former manager Jose Mourinho always focused on the opposition when preparing for matches. Alli fell out of favour while Mourinho was in charge of the North London side. However, he is now a regular pick under the new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo. The 25-year-old has taken up a role as part of a midfield three, under Nuno and has played every minute in the Premier League so far. Alli has now spoken on the difference between the two coaches. He told BT Sport: “It’s been about us, what we’re going to do and how we are going to set up rather than worrying about the opposition. “With Mourinho, there was a lot of meetings analysing the opposition. “The formation we are playing at the moment allows me to...
Keepers ensure a stalemate in Edinburgh derby
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Keepers ensure a stalemate in Edinburgh derby

Hearts and Hibs both missed out on the chance to go top of the Scottish Premiership after playing out a goalless draw at Tynecastle in the first Edinburgh derby of the season. The clash between the two fierce city rivals - played in front of fans for the first time since March 2020 - ended up being a contest between the two opposing goalkeepers. Hibs 'keeper Matt Macey was in inspired form, twice denying Gary Mackay-Steven with two breath-taking stops just past the hour-mark, before his opposite number - Craig Gordon - produced an equally stunning save to prevent Kevin Nisbet from opening the scoring with 13 minutes to go. As a result, Hibs and Hearts stay in second and third places respectively in the table, just a point behind champions Rangers.
Ferguson reveals how he blocked Ronaldo’s move to Man City
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Ferguson reveals how he blocked Ronaldo’s move to Man City

Legendary Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has confirmed he blocked Cristiano Ronaldo from making a possible switch to Manchester City. According to Ferguson, he could not imagine the 36-year-old playing for their city rivals. The Scot is understood to have phoned Ronaldo personally to persuade him to return to Old Trafford. Speaking with ViaPlay, Ferguson has now revealed he also spoke to United’s owners to make the deal happen. “I’m excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking up in the morning. I speak for all supporters – it’s a great day for Manchester United. “A lot of people played their part (in bringing Ronaldo back) and I contributed knowing that really Cristiano wanted to come here and that was important. It worked...
Schlupp: Crystal Palace manager Vieira delivers update on Ghana international
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Schlupp: Crystal Palace manager Vieira delivers update on Ghana international

The Black Star is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring problem while playing for the national team against Ethiopia Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has confirmed Jeffrey Schlupp is out of their Premier League encounter with Tottenham Hotspur owing to an injury picked up on international duty with Ghana. It will be their first time without the Germany-born this season, the midfielder having featured in all three 2021-22 league games thus far. Schlupp was out on national duty with Ghana last week as they registered a 1-0 home win over Ethiopia in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Update: Christian Eriksen to have pivotal medical examination which will determine whether he can return to playing football after his on-field cardiac arrest at Euro 2020
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Update: Christian Eriksen to have pivotal medical examination which will determine whether he can return to playing football after his on-field cardiac arrest at Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen is set for a pivotal medical examination in Denmark next month which will determine whether the Inter Milan midfielder can return to the playing football. Recall, the 29-year-old collapsed during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 match with Finland in Copenhagen after suffering a cardiac arrest, before being revived on the pitch via urgent CPR treatment. After he was stabilised upon reaching hospital on the night of the incident, Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in his chest to regulate his heartbeat, placing his career into doubt. Italian law states that no person can play sport at any level if they have any significant heart abnormalities, with the country's football governing body revealing in July that Eriksen would ne...
Ahmed Musa gives Super Eagles’ teammates N5m after Cape Verde win
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Ahmed Musa gives Super Eagles’ teammates N5m after Cape Verde win

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has promised his teammates the sum of N5million to share. Musa was due to receive N10million after his supposed 100th cap for the national team, after playing in the 2-1 win over Cape Verde. In rewarding the milestone, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick disclosed the federation will begin to reward every player who reaches the centurion mark. Immediately after Pinnick’s comment, Musa gave out half of his reward to his teammates as he thanked them for their support. “I really appreciate the gift, Mr. President and on behalf of my family, I will say thank you very much to everyone and for the coach, I really appreciate what you’ve been doing for me. You have made me who I am today and I thank you very much. “And ...
Ronaldo warned about challenges he will face at Man Utd
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Ronaldo warned about challenges he will face at Man Utd

Former Manchester United defender, Mikael Silvestre, has warned Cristiano Ronaldo he must learn a “difficult” lesson on his return to the club. It has been at least 12 years since Ronaldo last played for the Red Devils. During that time he has played with Real Madrid and Juventus and gone on to become one of the best players in history. However, at 36, Silvestre has urged Ronaldo not to overwork his body. “The difficulty is for Cristiano to accept that he will have to get some rest, he’s still playing for Portugal. Yes, he wants play all the time but he needs to know when to take his foot off the gas which is difficult. “I’ve been there myself and you still think you can train as hard as a 20-year-old and you can’t and the reality is you have to rest so you can peak during...
I chose Everton over Juventus –Yobo
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I chose Everton over Juventus –Yobo

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, said he chose Everton over an option to join Juventus after meeting with then manager David Moyes. Yobo said this in an article published on Everton’s website. According to the Super Eagles assistant coach he thought he would only make Everton as a stepping stone after featuring at the 2002 World Cup co-hosted by Korea and Japan where he assisted Nigeria’s only goal scored by Julius Aghahowa in the 2-1 loss to Sweden. He added that settling down at Everton was the easiest he had in a club after joining initially on loan from Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille. “I felt at home straight away and it was by far the quickest I ever settled at a club. “The funny thing is, I had a lot of options after the 2002 World Cup with Nigeria a...
Croatian World Cup hero Mandzukic retires from football
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Croatian World Cup hero Mandzukic retires from football

Iconic Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, who scored the winning goal against England in the semifinals of the World Cup in 2018, has retired from the game, three years after playing his last international. The 35-year-old announced his decision in a post on Instagram, which included a photo of a pair of boots, on Friday night. “While you put on these boots for the first time, you can’t even imagine what you will get to experience in football,” he wrote in a message in English addressed to his young self, “Dear little Mario”, and signed “Your big Mario”. “You’ll recognize the moment to retire, to put these boots in a cabinet and you’ll have no regrets.” Mandzukic appeared 89 times for Croatia scoring 33 goals, he also played Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Juv...
Wenger Reveals where Haaland will Play next
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Wenger Reveals where Haaland will Play next

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland will find it hard to reject the chance of playing in the Premier League. Haaland has been linked with Europe’s top teams including Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. However, other non-English clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on the 21-year-old. Wenger believes Haaland, 21, will return to the country where he was born. He told Bild Live: “I think that will happen. The economic power of the Premier League is too strong. “English football is dominant because it is where the most money is. The best players always go the best way to make the most money.”
England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash
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England Players to take a knee before Hungary Clash

England will take a knee before playing Hungary, whose coach Marco Rossi vowed to stand by any action taken by players if they are subjected to any racism in Budapest on Thursday. The squad have discussed the issue in the build-up to the game, and were made aware of the fact that the Republic of Ireland players were loudly booed in June when they took a knee before their friendly with Hungary in the nearby Szusza Ferenc Stadion. Hungary have been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches behind closed doors - with one of those games suspended for two years - following racist abuse from supporters and homophobic banners in the stands during their Euro 2020 group stage matches in Budapest. A homophobic banner was seen in the stands during Hungary's defeat t...
Ronaldo accepts pay cut to join Man City, leaves Juventus training
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Ronaldo accepts pay cut to join Man City, leaves Juventus training

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a pay cut in order to fulfill his ambition of playing for Manchester City this season. Ronaldo will now earn half of his current wages when he signs for the Premier League champions. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, City are willing to offer the 36-year-old a two-year contract, worth €15M-a-year after tax. The Portugal superstar earns €31M-a-year after tax in Turin, so he could be taking over a 50% pay-cut to join City. On Friday morning, Ronaldo spent only 40 minutes at the Juventus training centre before driving away. The former Serie A champions are now expecting an official bid from City.
EPL clubs risk FIFA ban after blocking 60 players from World Cup Qualifiers
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EPL clubs risk FIFA ban after blocking 60 players from World Cup Qualifiers

Premier League clubs will risk having their players banned from playing for them by FIFA, after they decided not to release players travelling for international matches in red-list countries. A unanimous decision was taken on Tuesday, to block up to 60 players from travelling to nations on the UK’s red list. This is because it would involve them quarantining for 10 days on their return and potentially missing two rounds of fixtures, a European match and a third-round Carabao Cup clash. Liverpool and Manchester City have already barred the likes of Mo Salah and their Brazilian contingents from going away with their countries. The Premier League still hopes to force the UK Government to grant exemptions. FIFA are also attempting to find a solution by holding ta...
Former Boston Bruins NHL star, Jimmy Hayes Dies suddenly at home hours after celebrating his son’s birthday
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Former Boston Bruins NHL star, Jimmy Hayes Dies suddenly at home hours after celebrating his son’s birthday

Former NHL star, Jimmy Hayes - best known for playing for the Boston Bruins - has suddenly died at his home aged just 31. Hayes , a married father of two - was pronounced dead at the scene of the property in Milton, a suburb of Boston, after emergency responders were called on Monday morning. A law enforcement official told the Boston Globe that the professional sportsman's death is not being treated as suspicious, although no further information on a cause of death has been released. There is no indication that Hayes had been ill in the hours before he died. He and his wife Kristen had been celebrating their son Beau's second birthday Sunday, and Kristen had shared an Instagram post around midnight showing them playing arcade games. Hayes, a 6-foot-5-inch, 215-pound right ...
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Former Premier League footballer, Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro goes missing after leaving emotional note that says he “can’t take this life anymore”

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

Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he will only leave Juventus for an English club playing in the Champions League. This was revealed by Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, while speaking on Twitch on Monday night. Romano claimed Ronaldo wants to leave Juve, although the Serie A giants want him to remain at the club. The 36-year-old is into the final year of his current contract in Turin and is keen for a different experience. However, Ronaldo has narrowed his options to England and specifically clubs that will compete in the Champions League. The four Premier League teams that qualified are Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. Ronaldo, who previously played for United, is believed to have been offered to City by his agent...
Rugby player Alex Evans, 31, collapses and dies on pitch during memorial game
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Rugby player Alex Evans, 31, collapses and dies on pitch during memorial game

A Welsh rugby player collapsed and died during a memorial game. Father-of-one, Alex Evans was reportedly playing for Cwmllynfell at their home ground, Parc y Bryn in Neath Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon. They were playing against Crynant in the memory of a club stalwart who died earlier this year.Emergency services responded to reports of a man in cardiac arrest where attempts were made to revive him but he later died at the scene. On Twitter, Cwmllynfell RFC said of the 31-year-old: "We have lost a brother on the field and it is hurting so much."Club secretary Gareth Evans said they were "numb and raw at losing a brother". Paying tribute to the popular player, he said: "Alex always had a cheeky smile and would do anything for anyone. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He...
‘He’s potentially better than him’ – Graeme Souness compares Lukaku to Drogba
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‘He’s potentially better than him’ – Graeme Souness compares Lukaku to Drogba

Former Liverpool player, Graeme Souness, has compared Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, to Didier Drogba. Souness said that Lukaku is potentially better than Chelsea legend, Drogba. He believes the Belgium international can surpass his mentor and role model Drogba, who established himself as a Chelsea legend during his nine-season spell at Stamford Bridge. Recall that Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer. “He [Lukaku] is ready to be the main striker that Chelsea have lacked since [Didier] Drogba left in 2012. In fact, he’s potentially better than him,” Souness told The Times. “He has everything that Drogba had and more. Drogba was a scorer of all types of goals and Lukaku is the same. “He can get in a race with people, he can win headers a...
Souness names player Man Utd should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku
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Souness names player Man Utd should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku

Former Liverpool captain, Graeme Souness, has named Anthony Martial as the player Manchester United should have sold instead of Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku spent two seasons at Man United, netting 42 goals in 96 games for the Red Devils before being sold to Inter Milan in 2019. The 28-year-old thrived in Inter, scoring 64 goals in 95 appearances and helping Antonio Conte’s side win the Serie A title last season. Earlier this month, the Belgium international completed a £97.5million move to Chelsea, where he spent some time earlier in his career but failed to make the grade. But Souness believes Man United made a ‘mistake’ when they sold Lukaku, adding that Martial should have been offloaded instead. “I have always maintained that Manchester United made a mistake in...
Messi in talks to join next club after PSG
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Messi in talks to join next club after PSG

Former England midfielder, David Beckham, has held talks with Lionel Messi about him ending his career at Inter Miami. Messi only joined Paris Saint-Germain last week, after his contract with Barcelona could not be renewed. The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants and Beckham is already looking to snap him up when his time in France is done, according to the UK Mirror. Beckham who owns Inter Miami, has promised to bring a super star to South Florida and also has Cristiano Ronaldo in his sights. Messi is believed to have travelled to Miami, where he bought up to six luxury penthouse apartments. And like Beckham when he signed for LA Galaxy the likelihood is that Messi will also be offered the future opportunity to buy an MLS franchise whe...
Man United midfielder leaves Old Trafford ahead of Southampton clash
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Man United midfielder leaves Old Trafford ahead of Southampton clash

Manchester United midfielder, Dylan Levitt, has left Old Trafford to join Dundee United on loan. Man United disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head to the game following a 5-1 win against Leeds United last weekend. The statement read, “Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt has joined Dundee United on loan for the 2021/22 season, subject to international clearance. “The 20-year-old, who was part of the Wales squad that reached the round of 16 at Euro 2020, returned early for the start of pre-season with the first-team and featured in both of the friendlies against Derby County and Queens Park Rangers. “Dylan Levitt came back early ...
Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution
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Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has re-echoed the call for a new Nigerian constitution, which will evolve from the will of the people and not foisted on Nigerians like the present 1999 Constitution. Ikpeazu posited that the new Constitution will restructure the country and devolve more powers to the federating units, entrench resource control by the states, establish federal, state, and local government police formations and be more responsive to the protection of the rights of all citizens, as well as provide a level playing field where all Nigerians will be treated equally. The Abia Governor made these calls today as Keynote Speaker at the 5th Osasu Show Symposium with the theme, “State of the nation, the Peoples Constitution” held at the International Conference Centre in ...
Lionel Messi’s departure: Aguero wants to kill himself – Di Maria reveals
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Lionel Messi’s departure: Aguero wants to kill himself – Di Maria reveals

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Angel Di Maria has said that his national teammate, Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero wants to kill himself after his hopes of playing alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona were dashed. He said Aguero is feeling very down at the moment after the departure of Messi to PSG. Messi is said to be one of the major reasons behind Aguero joining the Blaugrana this summer from Manchester City. Rather, Messi has joined Di Maria at PSG, leaving Aguero without one of his closest friends ”Kun wants to kill himself, what can you do,” Di Maria said with a laugh during an interview with TyC Sports. “Apart from all that [Messi leaving Barcelona], the worst thing is that he got injured again and will be out for several weeks. That’s the saddest thing.” Barcelona had announ...
Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG
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Mbappe meets Messi in training after asking to leave PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, met with his newest teammate Lionel Messi in training on Thursday. Messi was officially unveiled yesterday in a press conference in Paris. During the press conference, the 34-year-old expressed excitement at the chance of playing alongside Mbappe and Neymar. “To play alongside Mbappe and Neymar in attack is crazy, I’m really excited to get started,” Messi said. Sharing photos on Twitter, Mbappe wrote, “Welcome to Paris, Léo.” One of the pictures shows Messi hugging Mbappe whom he once played against during his Barcelona days. It also comes a day after reports in France claim France forward wants to leave the Ligue 1 side. The player has made it clear he dreams of playing for Real Madrid either this season or i...

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