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Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”
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Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”

Up and coming Nigerian rapper, Michael Ozumba Uchemba, popularly known as Zumzy Brown, has died after suffering an asthmatic attack. Zumzy Brown was, until his death, a 300 level student of Political Science at the Veritas University, Abuja. He was said to have been rushed to Wuse General Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, after the attack but didn't survive it. Before he died, he wrote on WhatsApp status: "Had too much potential. Good night world." There are also screenshots of messages purported to be from him to his girlfriend.  In it, he's seen declaring his love for her and asking her to forgive him if he's ever worried her. Friends have gone on Facebook to mourn him.
LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race
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LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race

Lionel Messi netted twice for Barcelona as they beat Valencia 2-1 in LaLiga on Sunday. The win kept the title hopes alive for Ronald Koeman’s team. Valencia took the lead through Gabriel in the 50th minute. But Messi’s brace either side of an Antoine Griezmann goal earned Barca all three points. Carlos Soler scored a brilliant goal for Valencia from outside the area as full-time approached, but Barcelona were able to see out the victory. The result took the Catalans up to 74 points, good enough for second place in La Liga ahead of Real on goal difference and two behind first-placed Atleti. Barcelona play Atleti in a potential title-decider on May 8.
“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs
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“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs

Filmmaker Toka McBaror took to Instagram to warn entrepreneurs to avoid the temptation of carrying every family member's financial burden. He told entrepreneurs that he's speaking from experience. He went on to narrate the tale of a friend whose growth was stunted because of the weight he began carrying early in life, and likened his friend's situation to that of many struggling entrepreneurs. He added that he's not advocating for people to become stingy but said you need to be strong in order to carry the weight of other's problems. He said: "Family problem, friends problem will always be there with us. But you need to grow to a certain level before you carry load, so it won't hinder how tall you're supposed to be." He added: "If you don't plan well, your friends, your fam...
Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban
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Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban

  UEFA have opened an investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic over “alleged financial interest in a betting company”. Ibrahimovic recently signed a one-year extension with AC Milan, after scoring 15 times in 17 league matches this season. It means the Big Swede could play into his 40s. However, his career has been plunged into doubt, with news he is facing a UEFA probe, with the governing body appointing an official to investigate a potential breach of their Disciplinary Regulations. An official UEFA statement read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations by M...
Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield
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Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield

Joe Willock scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Liverpool blew the chance to move into the top four after dominating for large parts in a 1-1 draw. Starting the day in seventh Liverpool could ill afford any more surprise defeats at Anfield and Mohamed Salah settled the nerves with an explosive finish with their first attack in the third minute. It should have set the tone for a comfortable afternoon but Jurgen Klopp's team were wasteful in front of goal, failing to score again despite registering a further 21 shots on Newcastle's goal. With time running out Newcastle sensed an opportunity to strike and thought they equalised when Callum Wilson bundled home but VAR disallowed the goal as the ball inadvertently hit his arm before he scored. Undeterred by a potentia...
We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan
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We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent an open letter to the club’s supporters over the failed European Super League, ESL, plan. Abramovich admitted that Chelsea’s hierarchy ‘deeply regrets’ agreeing to join the European Super League, adding that the Blues supporters should have been consulted over the plans to move away from the current UEFA competitions. Recall that Thomas Tuchel’s side was one of the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against the west London club participation in the European Super League. The letter read in part: “The Owner and Board of Chelsea FC would like to address Chelsea supporters about the events which have taken place over the past few d...
Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed
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Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed

Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, wants a move to Manchester United this summer’s transfer window. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United, PSG and Chelsea in the past. The 27-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season and is yet to agree to a new deal with the Los Blancos. It means Real Madrid is willing to listen to offers for the centre-back this summer, with Man United, PSG and Chelsea vying for his signature. However, according to AS, Varane has the preference to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side despite the interest from several other clubs. The report added that Varane is still weighing his options and has not ruled out the possibility of a move away from Real Madrid at the end of the season. PSG have s...
Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze
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Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze

  Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs chasing Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, according to Fichajes. Last year, the Super Eagles star was a potential target for Liverpool, but a deal never materialized. But the Gunners remain admirers of Chukwueze, who continues to impress in LaLiga under Unai Emery. Arsenal are looking for more options in attack this summer. Willian has failed to live up to expectations since joining as a free agent from Chelsea. There are also doubts over if Martin Odegaard will remain permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Nicolas Pepe has also not delivered since he arrived in 2019. But if Chukwueze is the player Mikel Arteta want, Arsenal will not have a clear path at him. The report also adds that West Ham and E...
Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park
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Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park

Police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly raped a woman in her 20s. Officers were called to a report of the rape of a woman in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester after 12.30 am earlier today, April 20, in what officers have described as a 'random and sickening attack'. Pictures from the scene show a play area in the park has been taped off with heavy police presence around the scene. No arrests have been made, and officers are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: 'A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers. 'At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening att...
Messi’s Father Arrives in Barcelona
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Messi’s Father Arrives in Barcelona

  Lionel Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, on Sunday arrived in Barcelona from Argentina, ESPN reports. It is understood that Messi Sr. plans to fly to Italy this week to handle some “personal issues” and that no talks have yet been scheduled with Barca. A meeting with new Barcelona president Joan Laporta has not yet been ruled out, but no date has been agreed on to begin negotiations over a potential new deal for Messi. Messi’s current contract expires in June and the 33-year-old has said that he will wait until the end of the season before making a decision. Laporta, speaking after Saturday’s 4-0 Copa del Rey final win over Athletic Bilbao, said he was “convinced” the Argentine would remain at Camp Nou. The Barca president is putting the finishing touches to the...
Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta Set to Break Reliance on Saka, Smith Rowe
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Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta Set to Break Reliance on Saka, Smith Rowe

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted that the team depends too heavily on Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka. However, Arteta is hoping the Gunners can find a way to win when the two youngsters are rested. The Gunners’ record with Saka and Smith Rowe on the pitch, is much better to when they are left out of the starting XI. But with fixtures coming thick and fast, Arteta ahead of Sunday’s game against Fulham, is keen to avoid burnout and has called on the rest of the squad to step up in their potential absence. “They know that playing every game is impossible, so we have to change those stats. “That’s what we have to do. We have to find that solution. “It tells a lot about what has happened this season. Eight months ago, if anybody had said we were goin...
DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24
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DMX’s Public Memorial to be Held at The Barclays Center on April 24

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has been confirmed as the venue to host a public memorial for DMX on Saturday, April 24. The Hip Hop Icon, real name Earl Simmons, died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50 after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He will be honored by family and friends on April 24, with a private funeral service to take place the following day at a New York City-area church, the rapper’s manager, Steve Rifkind told TMZ. Ticketing and COVID-19 logistics are still being worked on,  according to the report. The arena has a potential capacity of 19,000.
Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah
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Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah

  Paris Saint-Germain are looking at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, according to Telefoot. Mbappe’s future with the Ligue 1 giants remains uncertain. The France forward is yet to make any decision on his future, but has one year left on his current PSG deal. Although PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has reportedly called Harry Kane personally over a potential reunion, the French giants are also interested in a move for Salah. It is believed they have already established contact with the Egyptian star’s representatives last month. Salah has remained coy over his own future, but would prefer to join Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund
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Owen Predicts Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Man City vs Dortmund

  Michael Owen, a former Manchester United striker, has predicted tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Owen also predicted Manchester City’s clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper has the potential to be a classic. “Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich. “This time around, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their...
Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel Responds to Rumours of Haaland, Aguero Joining Chelsea

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has reacted to the rumour that the west London side is targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and departing Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. Chelsea is in the market in search of a new point man with Haaland top on their list, though they face competition from Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Liverpool and other top European clubs. Haaland’s father and agent Mino Raiola were spotted in Barcelona on Thursday to discuss a potential deal for the 20-year-old and later flew to Madrid to meet with Real Madrid. The entourage will fly to England to meet with Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and City. However, Tuchel refused to confirm if the Blues have a date with Raiola already lined up. Speaking to the...
Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks
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Haaland’s Father, Agent to Meet Four Premier League Clubs for Transfer Talks

Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola will fly to England, to hold talks with at least four Premier League clubs over a potential summer transfer. According to Mundo Deportivo, Alf-Inge and Raiola will meet with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City in London. The two were pictured in Spain on Thursday and are believed to have held discussions with Barcelona and Real Madrid. But they will explore a number of possibilities for Haaland, before making a final decision. Haaland himself is known to be very keen on the Premier League, with the 20-year-old having been born in Yorkshire and his dad having played for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City. It certainly seems the English sides would be more likely to be able to afford Haaland, with ...
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Jeannie Mai and Rapper Jeezy ‘Apply for a Marriage License’ Nearly one year after Announcing Engagement
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Jeannie Mai and Rapper Jeezy ‘Apply for a Marriage License’ Nearly one year after Announcing Engagement

The wedding bells are ringing for celebrity couple Jeannie Mai and Jeezy. According to TMZ, the couple filed for a marriage license in Fulton County, Georgia, on Monday, March 29, meaning they have to tie the knot within six months. The “Real” co-host and the rapper began dating in late 2018 and got engaged in March 2020 after their trip to Vietnam was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Jeannie and Jay were set for a trip to Vietnam this April. What Jeannie didn’t know is that Jay was planning to propose,” her camp told People, noting Jeezy surprised Mai with a quarantine date night in his home filled with Vietnamese food and decor.'' The potential wedding news comes after Jeezy lost his mother Sandra Rose last month. Jeezy's mother's death came months after...
FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job
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FA Shortlists ex-Chelsea Coach, Lampard, Others for England Under-21 job

The Football Association, FA, has shortlisted former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, among the names considered as a potential candidate to replace England Under-21s coach, Aidy Boothroyd, according to MailOnline. Boothroyd is expected to leave his role when his contract expires this summer, and the FA is considering its options. Boothroyd’s side are on the brink of elimination at the ongoing European Under-21 Championship after they were defeated 2-0 against Portugal last Sunday. They currently sit on the bottom position in Group D with zero points from two games. Meanwhile, Lampard has huge admirers within the FA for the work he has done during his time at Derby County and Chelsea, respectively. The 42-year-old is currently out of work after he was sacked by Chelsea at...
‘It’s not up to me’ – Salah says Liverpool future out of his control as transfer rumours swirl
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‘It’s not up to me’ – Salah says Liverpool future out of his control as transfer rumours swirl

The Egyptian forward remains noncommittal about his status with the Reds Mohamed Salah has declined to pledge his future to Liverpool, saying a potential move elsewhere as soon as this summer is "not up to me". Though still prolific in front of net this campaign, the 29-year-old has endured his most difficult stretch with the Reds as the club has dropped to seventh in the Premier League, and perceived friction from that experience has led to speculation about a possible exit. Salah has at times appeared at odds with Jurgen Klopp, most recently showing disdain at being subbed off against Chelsea three weeks ago. The Egyptian, who has netted 17 league goals this year, described his relationship with the manager as "professional" but stopped short of a full endorsement.
UFC star, Israel Adesanya Apologizes for Saying he’ll Rape his Fellow Fighter
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UFC star, Israel Adesanya Apologizes for Saying he’ll Rape his Fellow Fighter

UFC star Israel Adesanya apologized after saying he'd "f--king rape" fellow fighter Kevin Holland while trash-talking him in a since-deleted video. In a statement, the Nigerian-born New Zealand MMA fighter said he "crossed the line" and he understands the gravity of what he said. The statement on Adesanya's official Twitter account reads: "Last week fight talk escalated to a point in which I crossed the line. I understand the gravity of this word and how it can affect and hurt other people apart from my opponent, although that was never my intention. I am still growing under the spotlight, and I take this as a lesson to be more selective with words under pressure. Adesanya made the rape comments in response to trash talking by another fighter Kevin Holland, who had targeted hi...
Gas Holds Key Potential For Nigeria’s Economy – Femi Gbajabiamila
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Gas Holds Key Potential For Nigeria’s Economy – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the gas sector holds key potential for the Nigerian economy as the world looks outside the box from dependence on crude oil. Gbajabiamila said, for this reason, experts in the gas sector should partner with those in government for the development of the sector to achieve optimum results, noting Nigeria needs to maximize its natural gas resource. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) in his office on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila said the on-going process of passing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) had provided an opportunity for the experts to collaborate with the House to incorporate futuristic gas legislation that would be beneficial to Nigeria and Nigerian...
Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole rate Chelsea’s chances after Atletico Madrid win
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Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole rate Chelsea’s chances after Atletico Madrid win

Former Chelsea and Manchester United stars, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand, respectively, have tipped Thomas Tuchel’s men to go through to the final of the Champions League this season. They both also believe the rest of the teams in the quarter-finals draw will hope to avoid Chelsea in the next stages. Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate to book a place in the quarter finals with goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri on Wednesday night. Chelsea have not conceded in their last six games and are yet to taste defeat under Tuchdl. And former Blues midfielder Cole believes they won’t be fearing any of their potential opponents. “It’d be nice if they can get to the Champions League final in Istanbul,” Cole told BT Sport. “They won’t be worried...
Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children
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Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children

Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in young children. The biotech firm announced on Tuesday, March 16, the first participants in a study of children between 6 months and 12 years old received doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna collaborated with the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority on the study. Moderna plans to enroll 6,750 participants in the US and Canada in the trial, called the KidCOVE study. Researchers will evaluate the safety of the two-dose vaccine given 28 days apart. The US has not approved a COVID-19 vaccine for people under 16 years old. Researchers prioritized adults in initial vaccine trials, as severe COVID-19 illness in children is rare. According to Cleveland Clinic, clinical trials...
Jamie Carragher Rates Liverpool’s Chances after Wolves Win
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Jamie Carragher Rates Liverpool’s Chances after Wolves Win

    Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has insisted that he does not believe Jurgen Klopp’s men will finish in the top-four positions on the Premier League table this season, despite their victory against Wolves on Monday night at Molineux. Liverpool defeated Wolves, thanks to a first-half goal from Diogo Jota. The Reds are currently in the sixth position on the Premier League table with five points behind fourth-place Chelsea after 29 games. Asked about Liverpool’s Premier League top four chances after the game, Carragher said, “It’s been a freak, been really poor the teams they have lost to. “But when we talk about teams at the bottom, it feels like there’s going to be a real fight for the top-four and the relegation places this season. “At this ...
Liverpool Line Up Steven Gerrard As Potential Replacement For Jurgen Klopp
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Liverpool Line Up Steven Gerrard As Potential Replacement For Jurgen Klopp

Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future. There is a growing belief that Klopp, who has ended a 30-year wait for the Premier League title, will say yes to the chance of succeeding Joachim Low as Germany’s international manager. Klopp is the outstanding candidate as far as the German Football Association (DFB) is concerned and they will make their approach once Low’s own future is sealed. Low has been in sole charge since 2006, leading his country to success in the 2014 World Cup but enduring a nightmare 2018 World Cup and UEFA Nations League. Despite calls for his sacking he has remained in charge with his contract encompassing this summer’s European Championship finals and t...
Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger
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Why Chelsea Will not Finish in Top Four Under Tuchel – Wenger

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Chelsea will fall “a fraction short of top four” this season, despite Thomas Tuchel going unbeaten in his first six matches in charge. The Blues have won four and drawn two since Tuchel arrived Stamford Bridge to replace Frank Lampard. They currently sit fifth in the table, two points off the top four. Speaking after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Southampton, Wenger described their performance “worrying”, telling beIN Sports: “I would say it’s a fair result with one team happier than the other one. “Southampton certainly the happier after stopping their losing slump. “What’s a bit worrying for Chelsea is they were not at their best, which happens in this league, but you don’t feel a huge potential there, not on the tact...
Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Confirms Decision on Cavani’s Future
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Man Utd vs Newcastle: Solskjaer Confirms Decision on Cavani’s Future

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed the club will hold talks with Edinson Cavani over extending his stay. Cavani missed Thursday night’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League with a muscle problem. But he has netted seven times in 24 appearances this season, after initially joining on a deal until the end of this season. Cavani who turned 34 last week, however, has the option for a second year and Solskjaer has confirmed discussions are now being held relating to that potential extension. “I can only say Edinson has done well for us. I’ve been impressed with him and he’s gelled really well with the group. “We’ll sit down with him and speak with him in the near future, of course, to see his plans and our plans. You always spe...
Champions League: Neymar Facing Two-match Ban after PSG’s 4-1 Win at Barcelona
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Champions League: Neymar Facing Two-match Ban after PSG’s 4-1 Win at Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, is facing a possible two-match ban in the Champions League, for his foul-mouthed outburst on social media, after Barcelona took the lead against his team on Tuesday evening. Neymar, who was ruled out of the game, was angry about a penalty awarded to his former side after Frenkie de Jong was judged to have been clipped by Layvin Kurzawa The 29-year-old wrote on Twitter “this penalty is a joke” and then wrote “s*** goal”, as Lionel Messi made it 1-0. He quickly deleted the first tweet but was not quick enough for it to be picked up by eagle-eyed fans. It could cost him if UEFA decides to sanction him for it, according to SportsMail. The UEFA disciplinary code prevents “insults or other conduct that violates the basic rules of conduct.” ...
Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family
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Former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison admits to stealing Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand’s boots to feed his family

Former Manchester United player, Ravel Morrison has admitted he used to steal Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney’s boots from the dressing room at Manchester United’s training ground to sell and put food on the table for his family. Morrison, an academy product, was once named by Sir Alex Ferguson as the greatest teenage prospect he had ever trained but Morrison struggled with off-the-pitch problems and never lived up to his huge potential. The 28-year-old Morrison spoke about the difficulties he faced away from football on Rio Ferdinand’s Five podcast explaining how he mixed with the wrong crowd and would be late for training which would land him in trouble. Morrison told Ferdinand: “Obviously I was on a scholar’s wage, I was young. “You used to get like £250 for a pair of...
Manchester United Striker, Mason Greenwood Signs new Four-year Contract Until 2025
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Manchester United Striker, Mason Greenwood Signs new Four-year Contract Until 2025

Mason Greenwood has committed his long-term future to Manchester United by signing a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2025. The 19-year-old English striker, who made his first-team debut in March 2019 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has already made 82 appearances for the club and has netted 21 times. After signing another four years with the option of a further 12 months, Greenwood said: 'When you join the club at seven years old, you just dream of playing for the first-team one day. I've worked so hard to reach this level and the last two years have been amazing. 'There is so much that I want to achieve in the game and I know that this is the perfect environment to play my football. 'With the support from the manager, his coaching staff and so many g...
A Man is Poor Because he Does not Apply Himself to his Duties to life – Eva Alordiah Explains Why she Can’t Marry a Poor Man
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A Man is Poor Because he Does not Apply Himself to his Duties to life – Eva Alordiah Explains Why she Can’t Marry a Poor Man

Eva Alordiah responded to a question from a follower asking if she can marry a poor man. The Nigerian rapper explained that she can't and gave her reason. She wrote: "A really poor man is poor because he does not apply himself to his duties to life, refuses to get wisdom on what he knows not & makes waste of his potential. "There's nothing in my energetic DNA that will create a field of attraction between myself & a person like that in the first place."
WHO Reacts to Fresh Threats of Ebola as Guinea Records Four Deaths
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WHO Reacts to Fresh Threats of Ebola as Guinea Records Four Deaths

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has reacted to reports of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea. Moeti, in a tweet on Sunday @MoetiTshidi on Sunday, expressed concern over the development. Recall that Guinea’s Ministry of Health had reported that four people died of Ebola in a resurgence of the disease that first emerged five years ago. She said “WHO is ramping up readiness and response efforts to this potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa, a region which suffered so much from Ebola in 2014,’’ Moeti said. Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded a fresh case of Ebola in the North Kivu province of the country. WHO stated that DRC announced that a new case of Ebola had been detected in Butembo, a c...
EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United
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EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United

Mino Raiola, agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has promised not to address his client’s future at Old Trafford after the player was linked with a return to Juventus. Reports had emerged in Italy that Juventus are preparing a move for Pogba at the end of the 2020/21 season. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal with Man United and Raiola had said publicly in December that the France World Cup winner will not sign an extension. However, when asked about Pogba’s potential move to Juventus this summer, Raiola told reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t want to talk about the 27-year-old’s future because people get nervous and don’t sleep at night. “Pogba must also be left alone. When I speak, people get nervous, they don’t sleep at night, so I d...
Michael Owen Predicts Winner Between Sheffield vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs Man City
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Michael Owen Predicts Winner Between Sheffield vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs Man City

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Chelsea to beat Sheffield United when both teams clash in the Premier League tonight. Owen also predicted Liverpool to play a draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “It’s two wins and three clean sheets for Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel. The Blues have certainly looked more solid since the German has arrived, with Thursday’s win at Tottenham testament to that. “They travel to the Steel City to take on a resurgent Sheffield United side. The Blades are putting in a late run to escape relegation, although they’ve probably left it too late. “United have been impressive in recent weeks, however, Chelsea are growing ...
FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election
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FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election

World football governing body, FIFA, has rejected a request seeking an investigation of  Nigeria Footbal Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick ahead of the FIFA Council elections. Pinnick has been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee to contest for a seat in the Fifa Council at the 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of Caf, scheduled for March 12 in Morocco. Former President of National Association of Nigerian Footballers, Harrison Jalla, wrote a petition to Fifa, alleging Pinnick lacks integrity, is corrupt and should not contest for a position on the Fifa council. Fifa has now responded, explaining the body is not obliged to open an investigation into Pinnick as requested by Harrison Jalla, and if they will, it bould be at their discretion. “We acknowledge receipt of your correspond...
Man Utd told Pellistri has ‘rebelliousness’ in his game as former coach tells teenager where to improve
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Man Utd told Pellistri has ‘rebelliousness’ in his game as former coach tells teenager where to improve

Adrian Colombo, who worked with the youngster at Penarol, believes the promising winger can succeed in European football Manchester United have been told that exciting teenage winger Facundo Pellistri has “rebelliousness” in his game, with his former Penarol coach picking out areas of improvement. Big things are expected of a 19-year-old forward on the back of a 2020 switch to England. The Red Devils have bought into the undoubted potential of a player who has just 37 senior appearances to his name.
EPL: Total Amount Arsenal Have Saved after Ozil, Mustafi, Kolasinac Exits Revealed
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EPL: Total Amount Arsenal Have Saved after Ozil, Mustafi, Kolasinac Exits Revealed

  Arsenal have saved around £12.7m in wages, following a clear out in the January transfer window. Shkodran Mustafi left for Schalke on deadline day, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock joined West Brom and Newcastle on loan respectively. Mesut Ozil and Sokratis both saw their contracts terminated six months earlier. Sead Kolasinac also left for Schalke on loan, while William Saliba switched to Nice for the remainder of the season. The biggest saving came from the termination of Ozil’s contract ahead of his move to Fenerbahce. He was on £350,000 per week. Sokratis, who has joined Olympiacos on a free transfer, was on around £90,000 per week, according to wtfoot.com. And Macey, who has joined Hibernian, was paid around £10,000 per week. That amounts...
‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’
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‘Amad Diallo Can Be Manchester United’s New Cristiano Ronaldo’

    Rio Ferdinand has branded Amad Diallo as a potential "world-beater" and likened his transfer to that of Cristiano Ronaldo when he signed for Manchester United. The Red Devils announced the signing of Diallo, 18, from Atalanta after striking a deal before the transfer window closed in October. The 18-year-old joins the Old Trafford club in a move worth up to £37.2 million. And former United defender Ferdinand believes Diallo's transfer bares resemblance to Ronaldo's switch to the club from Sporting CP back in 2003. Speaking on FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "We've just bought a kid in from Atalanta and hopefully he does something. "If you see his clips and speak to people at the club who are involved in buying him, potentially this kid could be a world-bea...
‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says
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‘Balotelli would be like Maradona for us’ – Vasco da Gama election hopeful says

The 30-year-old has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, and he now appears set for South America Mario Balotelli has reached an agreement to sign for Vasco da Gama, whose potential director of sport says the forward “would be like Maradona” for the Brazilian club’s fans. The former Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool forward, 30, has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season. Balotelli’s one-year deal with his hometown club was not renewed as Brescia were relegated from Serie A, but he had not played since March after reportedly missing training and falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher
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Greenwood has world-class potential as a No.9’ – Fletcher

The former Red Devils midfielder believes an exciting youngster currently being used in a wide attacking role will evolve into a central striker Mason Greenwood boasts “world-class potential” and will ultimately become a “defender’s nightmare” in a central striking post for Manchester United, claims Darren Fletcher. At 18 years of age, a highly-rated product of the Red Devils’ famed academy system is still finding his feet on a senior stage. He has fared admirably under the spotlight to this point, with 17 goals recorded across all competitions in 2019-20.
Atletico star Saul Niguez admits to being ‘very flattered’ by Man Utd transfer links
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Atletico star Saul Niguez admits to being ‘very flattered’ by Man Utd transfer links

The Spanish midfielder says rumoured interest from the Red Devils serves as solid evidence that he is doing things well at Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez has admitted to being "very flattered" by recent Manchester United transfer links. United were reportedly planning a summer swoop for Saul earlier this year, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aimed to strengthen his options in the middle of the park at Old Trafford. Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand was among those to endorse a potential move for the 25-year-old, as he said on Instagram Live: "I think he’s a major player. Composed, calm, great left foot, lovely conductor, he can score goals, tactically he’s very aware.
Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest
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Man Utd goalkeeper Henderson still Sheffield United transfer target despite Ramsdale interest

The goalkeeper has been on loan at Bramall Lane and could return for another spell despite the Blades being in the market for a potential replacement Sheffield United are still considering a loan move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson despite being on the verge of completing a transfer for Aaron Ramsdale. It is understood Chris Wilder is still interested in having the 23-year-old back next season, having spent the last two campaigns at Bramall Lane, and the club could submit a loan request to United next week. The Blades are anticipated to complete the signing of Ramsdale from Bournemouth but the 22-year-old’s transfer has not led to the Yorkshire side dropping their interest in Henderson.
Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor
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Papiss Cisse nearing Besiktas switch after impressive campaign at Alanyaspor

Talks are ongoing between the former Newcastle United striker and the Black Eagles for a potential transfer from Alanya Papiss Cisse is on the verge of leaving Alanyaspor for their Turkish Super Lig rivals after his agent Sedat Atmaca confirmed "positive" discussions with Besiktas. Cisse is set to leave the Bahsesehir Okullari Stadium on a free transfer when his two-year deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season. The 35-year-old is enjoying his best goalscoring run since 2011 in the Turkish top-flight this season with a return of 22 goals in 29 league outings, which makes him the leading top scorer.
Employer’s Job Advert Goes Viral and Divides Twitter Users
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Employer’s Job Advert Goes Viral and Divides Twitter Users

An employer took to Twitter to share a job advert as he searched for a reliable employee but the content of the advert caught the attention of Twitter users and made him go viral. Samuel Otigba, a brand strategist who was nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, tweeted: "Looking for someone I can trust to manage my food factory in Kaduna. Good pay with health insurance. You can steal cause I know you will & I can’t control it, but keep the thieving within 5-10% of the total net profit & we are good." Some Twitter users found his tweet amusing and said he was being realistic with his expectations. However, others accused him of implying that all Nigerians are potential thieves. Below are his tweets and reactions to them.
Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU
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Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advocated life imprisonment for convicted rapists. The body said such a penalty would curb the criminal act. ASUU Chairman, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Dr Dipo Akomolafe, said this on Thursday. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that rape cases were rising because the government was not enforcing the Criminal Code. The code recommends life imprisonment for convicted rapists and 14 years for attempted rape. He said the punishment “is enough to create fear in the minds of potential perpetrators if only the government can enforce the law”. Akomolafe stated that rape should not be tolerated in a decent society. He lamented that most of the victims “are killed by the...
Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled
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Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled

We all knew this was coming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became impossible for Coachella 2020 to hold, all we needed was an official confirmation. After initially being postponed until October, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been canceled. The festival promoter Goldenvoice’s parent company, AEG, just made huge cuts across staff due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and statewide stay-at-home orders. On Monday, the company laid off 15 percent of its workforce, furloughed over 100 people, and instituted 20 to 50 percent pay cuts, per an internal note obtained by Billboard. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser decided to cancel Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival amid concerns that COVID-19 could get worse lat...
Chelsea director Granovskaia to meet with Juventus over Jorginho swap
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Chelsea director Granovskaia to meet with Juventus over Jorginho swap

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is set to meet with Juventus over a potential swap deal involving Jorginho. With football's economy impacted by the coronavirus, swap deals might become the norm this summer. Juve boss Maurizio Sarri desperately wants a reunion with Italy international Jorginho, who he managed at Napoli and Chelsea. Calciomercato says the Old Lady would be willing to offer Federico Bernardeschi in exchange for the holding midfielder. Juve currently value Jorginho at around £35m and feel Bernardeschi has a similar value. Granovskaia is set to speak with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici about the potential deal this week
Barcelona refusing to rule out selling Arthur
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Barcelona refusing to rule out selling Arthur

Barcelona are refusing to rule out selling Arthur Melo this summer. Arthur is desperate to stay at the Nou Camp next season. However, AS says Arthur's situation at Barcelona is still open to change, several sources at the club insist. "We are not ruling anything out," said a source inside Barcelona. "We'll see what he thinks in the summer." The Brazilian is still on the table when it comes to potential future moves. Barcelona are keen on Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic and are also eyeing up Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez

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