Tuesday, October 26

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Man Utd’s plan for Solskjaer’s revealed
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Man Utd’s plan for Solskjaer’s revealed

Manchester United have made it clear to agents, that there are no plans to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their manager, the UK Sun reports. The 48-year-old has increasingly come under pressure in recent weeks, with his side managing just one point from their last three league matches. That run leaves the Red Devils in sixth place ahead of the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday. Even the Champions League victory over Atalanta was not straightforward, with the Serie A side taking a 2-0 lead into the half-time break. That has led to speculation as to how unsafe Solskjaer’s job is at Old Trafford. But United have made it clear they still have faith in the Norwegian. It is understood a number of agents have expressed interest in helping the Premier League club fi...
PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France
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PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are considering making a move to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli, according to Calciomercato. It is being reported that the Ligue 1 club could offer Mauro Icardi in a cash plus swap deal for the Nigerian striker. PSG are looking to offload Icardi, who is unsettled due to his marital problems with his wife and agent Wanda-Nara. And they believe Osimhen, who has played in France with Lille, is the perfect replacement. Osimhen has begun this season in fine form, after struggling to settle into Serie A football last year. Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille for 81.3m euros in 2020 and although he scored 10 goals in 24 league games in his debut campaign, more was expected from him. However, this season, he is finally showing why Napoli paid top dolla...
Newcastle to appoint new manager this week
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Newcastle to appoint new manager this week

Newcastle’s new owners may sack Steve Bruce as manager this week. SportsMail reports that they felt Bruce’s presence in the dugout might have a negative impact when they take on Tottenham Hotspur. The 60-year-old would receive a payoff of around £8million. The club’s director, Amanda Staveley, already got a shortlist of Bruce’s possible replacements, but that appointment could yet take some time to finalise. Former Borussia Dortmund boss, Lucien Favre, is one of those under consideration. Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard are also on the list. Current assistant head coach, Graeme Jones, is set to be put in temporary charge for the Spurs game.
Arteta eyes two EPL strikers to replace Lacazette
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Arteta eyes two EPL strikers to replace Lacazette

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has identified Premier League strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins as possible replacements for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Sun. Lacazette has scored 67 goals in 174 appearances for the Gunners. However, the 30-year-old is into the final months of his current deal and is looking to leave in 2022. Lacazette is yet to start a Premier League game this season and the club has not offered him a new contract. Instead, Arsenal have identified Everton’s Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa’s Watkins as targets to replace him. Calvert-Lewin, 24, enjoyed a breakthrough last term, scoring 21 goals in all competitions. Watkins, meanwhile, thrived in the Championship with Brentford before moving to Villa last year and netting 16 goals...
LASU: How Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello emerged VC after 10-month intrigue
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LASU: How Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello emerged VC after 10-month intrigue

The appointment of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) was the climax of a 10-month journey that included the cancellation of two exercises. On January 11, 2021, the tenure of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun elapsed. The Professor of Environmental Law and ex-Director of Research, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos (UNILAG) was appointed by ex-Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Days before Fagbohun left office, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cancelled the process to select his replacement and ordered that a fresh one be completed within 45 days. The directive of the Visitor to the University followed stakeholders’ engagement, petitions and investigation of irregularities. The governor asked F...
Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern sweep aside RB Leipzig
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Lewandowski strikes again as Bayern sweep aside RB Leipzig

Robert Lewandowski scored his sixth goal in four Bundesliga games this season as Bayern Munich swept aside hosts RB Leipzig 4-1 on Saturday to go second in the table behind Wolfsburg. Lewandowski netted a first-half penalty before 18-year-old Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane added quick-fire goals just after the break in front of 34,000 fans at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena. The hosts pulled back a goal when midfielder Konrad Laimer drilled into the top corner from outside the area before Lewandowski’s replacement Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored Bayern’s late fourth. Defending champions Bayern ensured they stayed two points behind Wolfsburg, who have won all four games so far following their 2-0 victory at Greuther Fuerth. Leipzig, last season’s runners-up, have lost three of their op...
Sam Allardyce introduced to Arsenal as possible replacement for Arteta
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Sam Allardyce introduced to Arsenal as possible replacement for Arteta

Former Chelsea and Aston Villa star, Tony Cascarino has introduced former Bolton Wanderers boss, Sam Allardyce to Arsenal as a possible replacement to underperforming Mikel Arteta. According to the former Premier League player, Allardyce is in a much better position than Arteta and would make the north London side a better club. Arsenal have started the new season very poorly, losing all of their first three matches and scoring no goal against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Reports in England suggest that the Spanish manager has been told to win his next Norwich City or be sacked. The Gunners spent more money in the transfer market than any other Premier League club this season. Mikel Arteta lavished around £156million on new players in this summer and the former ...
Man Utd set to announce Ed Woodward’s replacement
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Man Utd set to announce Ed Woodward’s replacement

Manchester United is close to announcing Ed Woodward’s successor and is set to promote from within. According to Sky News, the club’s group managing director, Richard Arnold, is in line to take over. Woodward resigned following the controversy that surrounded the failed European Super League. He had replaced David Gill in 2012 and oversaw some of the biggest transfers in the United’s history, particularly this summer’s arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo. While announcing his resignation, Woodward said: “I am extremely proud to have served United and it has been an honour to work for the world’s greatest football club for the past 16 years. “The club is well-positioned for the future and it will be difficult to walk away at the end ...
Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves
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Transfer deadline day: Man United take final decision on Cavani, Martial’s Barca, PSG moves

Manchester United have taken a final decision concerning the future of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial at the club. Cavani is attracting interest from Barcelona but the former Premier League champions said they have no intention of selling the Uruguayan and Martial before tonight’s 11 pm deadline, according to The Athletic. With the transfer deadline fast approaching, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be keen to keep hold of his star players. Manchester United have already allowed Daniel.James  join Leeds United for £25m but have a different approach to Martial and Cavani. According to The Athletic, he wants both players as part of his plans this year. Reports surfaced today of the Catalan giants opening talks with the Red Devils over a late deal for the Urugu...
PSG Prepare Swoop to sign £150m Erling Haaland to Replace Kylian Mbappe
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PSG Prepare Swoop to sign £150m Erling Haaland to Replace Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to make a shocking move for Erling Haaland to replace Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe is set to make his dream move to the Spanish giants, prompting PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino to turn to Haaland at Borussia Dortmund as his replacement. According to The Telegraph, the French giants are preparing to bid £150m for the prolific Norway striker, who will line up alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar if he joins the club. Haaland was also a transfer target for Champions League holders Chelsea and Manchester United but turned down the approach from both clubs. PSG have already signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers as well as, Lionel Messi. They also beat...
Man Utd to sign Barcelona midfielder to replace Pogba
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Man Utd to sign Barcelona midfielder to replace Pogba

Manchester United are eyeing Barcelona midfielder, Ilaix Moriba, as Paul Pogba’s long-term replacement The Red Devils are believed to have already held talks with the player, according to Don Balon. Pogba is into the last 11 months of his current contract at Old Trafford. The World Cup winner, who is attracting attention from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, is widely expected to leave United as a free agent next summer. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is planning for a future without him and looking around for potential replacements. Moriba also has less than a year left to run on his contract and it would not cost much to sign him now. Indeed, they are reported to have held talks with Moriba’s agents over a potential move. And while a move looks more likely ...
Chelsea accept Roma’s €40m transfer bid for Abraham with buy-back clause
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Chelsea accept Roma’s €40m transfer bid for Abraham with buy-back clause

The Blues have an offer they are happy with from their former manager and the Serie A giants Chelsea have accepted a transfer bid for Tammy Abraham from Roma in the region of €40 million (£34m/$47m) that will allow the Blues to have a buy-back clause, Goal understands. Roma's general manager Tiago Pinto is keen to complete the deal quickly, with Edin Dzeko set to leave for Inter as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku. However, the 23-year-old has yet to accept personal terms despite a conversation with Jose Mourinho and amid continued interest from Arsenal.
Lukaku has Chelsea medical with club-record £98m transfer announcement imminent
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Lukaku has Chelsea medical with club-record £98m transfer announcement imminent

The Belgium international is set to fulfil Thomas Tuchel's ambition to sign a world-class striker in the summer transfer window Romelu Lukaku has completed part of his Chelsea medical in Milan and he will now fly to London to complete his £98 million ($136m) transfer from Inter. The medical was completed at the Columbus Clinic ahead of Chelsea's club-record transfer which will see the Blues paying almost the entire fee up front. Inter had briefly slowed the transfer down to sign a replacement and appear to be closing in on a deal for Edin Dzeko from Roma.
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Chief Dele Momodu’s Exclusive on the Olu of Warri coronation

Excerpts from Dele Momodu's Interview with Chief Brown Mene “The Yoruba constitute the formation of the Itsekiri nation. The founder of where I come from actually hails from Remo. Talking about our relationship with Yoruba, we could be said to be two peas in a pod. We cherish our relationship with Yorubas, and we do not by any means, want to deny that.” “We conduct ourselves in the light of all that we find to be noble and aristocratic. If we’re to relate the present crop of Itsekiri people, tracing from the first king in 1480 AD, nearly everyone would be a prince and princess. We like to conduct ourselves with such a carriage because we find it befitting.” “Immediately we notice that the king needs replacement, the process begins. There are chiefs who will be informed informally....
Arsenal Make Approach to Sign Barcelona star for £25m
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Arsenal Make Approach to Sign Barcelona star for £25m

  Arsenal have approached Barcelona in a bid to sign right-back, Sergino Dest, according to Sport. The Gunners are in the market for a fullback, as Hector Bellerin is reportedly keen to leave the club this summer. Serie A champions Inter Milan have already registered their interest in Bellerin, as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi who has signed for Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal are among the clubs who made an enquiry for Dest at the end of last season. Bayern Munich and Juventus also made approaches, but it is believed Dest wants to remain at Camp Nou. Barcelona, however, are desperate to offload players in order to balance their finances and the sale of Dest could bring in a €30 million (£25.7m) transfer fee. The LaLiga giants signed Dest in a €26.2m (£23.8m) d...
Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement
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Solskjaer Identifies Player Man United should sign as Pogba’s replacement

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, as Paul Pogba’s replacement at Old Trafford. Solskjaer views Aouar as a suitable replacement for Pogba, according to ESPN. Man United will have to battle Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, who are also believed to be interested in Aouar. Aouar is under contract at Lyon for a further two years, but the Ligue 1 club are said to be open to the idea of selling the 23-year-old this summer. Meanwhile, Pogba’s future at Man United is currently unclear. The 28-year-old is yet to sign a new contract at Man United and would be allowed to leave the Red Devils for free next summer if nothing is agreed. The France international will be a free agent as of next summer and is...
Is Okoye finally the Enyeama replacement Nigeria have been waiting for?
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Is Okoye finally the Enyeama replacement Nigeria have been waiting for?

While Nigerians ought to guide against over-excitement, their goalkeeping situation may be looking up again after years of uncertainty There’s always a certain grimace that accompanies a goalkeeper winning a man of the match award, an expression that lies in the sentiment your shot-stopper shouldn’t have too much to do during the 90 minutes. Manchester United’s David De Gea is not alien to this, neither is Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak. In his prime, the Spaniard’s incredible shot-stopping was a joy to behold while Diego Simeone owes a lot of his team’s success over the years to the Slovenian superstar. For Nigerians, it was Vincent Enyeama. The undoubted belief in the ex-Super Eagles captain wasn’t out of place with the retired goalie often nullifying opponents and, at times, loo...
Haaland will stay at Dortmund as search for Sancho replacement goes on, says Kehl
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Haaland will stay at Dortmund as search for Sancho replacement goes on, says Kehl

The Norwegian striker has been heavily linked with Chelsea, but BVB have to plans to sanction his departure this summer Erling Haaland will remain at Borussia Dortmund as their search for a replacement for Jadon Sancho goes on, according to the club's head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl. Haaland is attracting attention from a whole host of top clubs after a stellar 2020-21 campaign at BVB, who he helped win the DFB-Pokal and finish fourth in the Bundesliga by scoring 30 goals in 32 domestic appearances. However, Dortmund have repeatedly insisted that a prized asset will not be sold this summer, and Kehl reiterated that stance before their opening pre-season friendly against FC Giessen on Tuesday night.
Arsenal Set to Sign Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu
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Arsenal Set to Sign Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu

  Arsenal have jumped ahead on the queue of clubs who are trying to sign Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, from KRC Genk, according to The Athletic. Another Premier League side, West Ham United, were believed to be leading the race for Onuachu. This came from the player’s agent flew into London for negotiations. Newly promoted Watford have also been linked with Onuachu. Arsenal are however in the driving seat and will have no problem paying the 30 million euros transfer fee that Genk have slapped on the 27-year-old. It is also a well-known fact that Arsenal are Onuachu’s favourite club in England. And with the Gunners likely to offload Academy graduate Eddie Nketiah this summer, Onuachu, who netted 35 goals in Belgium this past season, could be the perfect repla...
“It’s an Honour to get Called by Nigeria” – Former England youth goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi
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“It’s an Honour to get Called by Nigeria” – Former England youth goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi

Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper, Joshua Oluwayemi is delighted to be invited by the Nigeria Football Federation for the friendly match against Mexico. Oluwayemi was handed a late call-up to the squad as a replacement for Heartland FC goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa who was dropped after picking up an injury in training. The 20-year-old has since joined up with the squad in Los Angeles and he's expected to compete with John Noble and Stanley Nwabali for the starting shirt. He wrote in a tweet: "It’s an honour to get called to my national team @NGSuperEagles . Tune in to watch us take on Mexico, in Los Angeles " he wrote on Twitter. Oluwayemi, who was born in England to Nigerian parents, started his football career in a local academy in London. He signed a new deal with Tottenham...
Cesc Fabregas tells Harry Kane club to join
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Cesc Fabregas tells Harry Kane club to join

Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has urged Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, to join Real Madrid. Kane has already informed Tottenham he will leave the club this summer. But Fabregas believes the England captain would be ‘perfect for Real Madrid if they need to replace Karim Benzema. Kane has drawn the interest of many European clubs including, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea. “For a long time, I have felt that Harry Kane would be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid,” Fabregas wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph. “Of course, Benzema showed again at the European Championships that he is not going anywhere and that he is playing very, very well, but the fact I even think Kane is capable of taking over from hi...
No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’
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No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’

The management of Nile University has countered claim of Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo being booed for saying 'Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS' during a recent lecture at the institution. Providing a context for the comment, the management said the Minister who was invited to deliver a paper on “Challenges of Global Security and the Implications for International Human Rights Law: An African Perspective", stated that the recent upsurge of crimes recorded in some parts Nigeria is not unconnected with the disbandment of SARS without a ready replacement and the release of hardened criminals in Correctional Centres in some parts of the country. According to Nile University, Keyamo who noted that people who protest over police brutality in the US never ca...
Chelsea Coach, Tuchel takes decision on selling Werner to Real Madrid
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Chelsea Coach, Tuchel takes decision on selling Werner to Real Madrid

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has decided not to sell striker, Timo Werner, to Real Madrid this summer, the UK Sun reports. Tuchel has made it clear he doesn’t want his countryman Werner to leave Stamford Bridge, despite the fact that Chelsea wants to sign a top striker this summer. Werner had emerged as a surprising transfer target for Real Madrid manager, Carlos Ancelotti. Ancelotti is keen to bring Werner to the Santiago Bernabeu despite the 25-year-old enduring a difficult first season with Chelsea. Werner is believed to be on the list of forwards being targeted by Ancelotti as the Los Blancos continue their search for a long-term Karim Benzema replacement. The 25-year-old star joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer in a deal worth £47 million. He finished the ...
President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules
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President can extend tenure of retiring IGP – Court rules

The Nigerian president can extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP), a federal high court in Abuja ruled on Friday June 18.   The judgement was given on a lawsuit filed by a lawyer Maxwell Okpara, challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s extension of the tenure of the immediate-past IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed who presided over the lawsuit, noted that both the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act are silent on whether or not the president can extend the tenure of a retired IGP.   The Judge also held that while the Nigerian president is empowered by the Nigerian constitution and the Police Act to appoint an IGP, he can by implication, extend the tenure of a retiring IGP before concluding the requ...
What Real Madrid must look for in Ramos replacement – Yobo
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What Real Madrid must look for in Ramos replacement – Yobo

The former Everton star has advised the La Liga giants on what they should watch out for while thinking of replacing the Los Blancos legend Nigerian football great Joseph Yobo has advised Real Madrid to target a centre-back with a ‘strong character’ and ‘strong personality’ as a replacement for Sergio Ramos. Ramos joined Los Blancos from Sevilla in 2005 and went ahead to play over 670 games for the Santiago Bernabeu giants. As the 2021-22 season draws closer, the 34-time La Liga kings are expected to bolster their backline with another world-class centre-back.  
Abdellatif Salef: Somalia sack coach, calling him ‘undisciplined’ and ‘incompetent’
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Abdellatif Salef: Somalia sack coach, calling him ‘undisciplined’ and ‘incompetent’

The Belgo-Moroccan tactician has been axed as handler of the Ocean Stars by the country’s football governing body Abdellatif Salef has been sacked as coach of the Somalia senior national team after less than three weeks in charge. Following the dismissal of Said Abdi Haibeh as handler of the Ocean Stars over poor performances, in May 2021, the Belgo-Moroccan tactician was named as his replacement on a two-year deal. "Somalia is a football nation. Since my arrival in Mogadishu, I have always seen children playing on the streets of Mogadishu, so it shows that Somalia is a football-mad country,” Salef said. He was expected to lead the team in the preliminary match of the Fifa Arab Cup Qatar 2021 against Oman on June 20.
Ancelotti Set to Bring Chelsea Star to Real Madrid
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Ancelotti Set to Bring Chelsea Star to Real Madrid

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner, is being linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. Fichajes reports that Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is keen to bring Werner to the Santiago Bernabeu despite the Germany international enduring a difficult first season with Chelsea. Werner is believed to be on the list of forwards being targeted by Ancelotti as Real Madrid continue their search for a long-term Karim Benzema replacement. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig last summer in a deal worth £47 million. Prior to his move to Stamford Bridge, Werner had spent four seasons with Leipzig, during which he scored 95 goals in 159 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga club. Werner’s pace and movement made him one of the most e...
Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish
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Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, wants to add both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to his squad this summer, ESPN reports. Aston Villa captain Grealish is set to start for England in their Euro 2020 opening game against Croatia on Sunday. City believe they can land the 25-year-old after the competition, with Villa expected to demand £100million. Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish and has publicly admired the player’s ability in the past. Grealish has a deal until 2020, but City will be encouraged by the arrival of Emiliano Buendia at Villa Park from Norwich City in a £33m club record move. The Spaniard is also determined to find a world-class replacement for Sergio Aguero who has since signed for Barcelona as a free agent. England captain Ka...
Barcelona gives Koeman ‘non-negotiable’ conditions to continue as manager
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Barcelona gives Koeman ‘non-negotiable’ conditions to continue as manager

Ronald Koeman will continue as Barcelona manager in the 2021/2022 season, but he will have to play a 4-3-3 formation, according to SER Catalunya. The Dutchman’s position has remained in doubt, following a miserable end to the season. Barca finished seven points behind champions Atletico Madrid in LaLiga and was dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by PSG. However, Koeman will continue until his contract runs out in June 2022, after the Spanish giants failed to find a replacement.
Pastor Okotie Throws his Weight behind restructuring as he suggests ways in solving the different crisis in Nigeria
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Pastor Okotie Throws his Weight behind restructuring as he suggests ways in solving the different crisis in Nigeria

Senior Shepherd of the Household of God Church International Ministries in Lagos, Rev Chris Okotie, has proffered two solutions which according to him, if implemented, could help salvage Nigeria from its current crises. In a statement titled, ‘Major Crisis Imminent, Okotie Warns.', the clergyman said the restructuring of the country to accommodate fiscal federalism and a total replacement of the 1999 Constitution are the two remedies to save the most populous black nation on earth. He, however, added that Nigeria will experience rebirth after a major crisis “Nigeria is at the cusp of a major crisis which is a precursor to its rebirth. Pristine forces which have been a perennial impediment to the fulfilment of Nigeria’s prophetic destiny are about to be pulverized,” the statement...
EPL: Chelsea Hero, Wayne Bridge Names Club Harry Kane Will join
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EPL: Chelsea Hero, Wayne Bridge Names Club Harry Kane Will join

  Chelsea hero, Wayne Bridge, has insisted that Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will join Manchester City this summer. Chelsea, Man City, Manchester United and other big European clubs are interested in signing Kane this summer transfer window after the England captain informed Spurs he wants to leave the club at the end of the season. However, Bridge would ‘love’ to see Kane at Chelsea but believes Man City is his most likely destination. “I would love to see him at Chelsea and Roman Abramovich can afford him but I have a feeling that he will end up going to Manchester City,” Bridge told Betting Expert. “Pep [Guardiola] being there might influence his decision to join City. City wants and needs a striker, so I think he will end up there. “Kane and [Sergio...
Lagos State Launches First And Last Mile Bus Scheme To Suffice For The Ban Of Tricycles and Bikes
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Lagos State Launches First And Last Mile Bus Scheme To Suffice For The Ban Of Tricycles and Bikes

The Lagos State Government launches a new bus system initiative known as First And Last Mile Bus to serve as a replacement for the Tricylces and Bikes which the government banned due to the increased level of insecurity. This new functional and effective intermodal transportation system, First and Last Mile Bus Scheme was launched at the Citizens Mediattion Center, Agege Lagos on the 11th of May 2020 as the Lagos State Acquires 2000 new buses. On the 1st of February  2020, the Lagos state Government banned all activities of commercial motorcycles (Okaka) and Tricylces (Keke Napep) in 15 local government areas in the state and on all highways. This development saw many riders and operators lament as Law Enforcement began to impound bikes and tricyclces during this period. Th...
Five Managers Fight to Replace Zidane as Real Madrid Head coach
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Five Managers Fight to Replace Zidane as Real Madrid Head coach

  Real Madrid will be looking for Zinedine Zidane’s replacement this season, with the Frenchman set to leave the club. It is understood Zidane has informed his players that he will not be in charge next term. Five managers are in the race to replace the 47-year-old in the Santiago Bernabeu hotseat. According to the UK Mirror, they are: Max Allegri, Raul, Joachim Low, Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti. Allegri won the Serie A five times and added the Coppa Italia on four occasions while he was at Juventus, before he went on a sabbatical. Raul spent almost two decades at the Bernabeu before leaving in 2010 but is now back coaching the club’s B team and youth ranks. Florentino Perez has shown his willingness to promote from within having hired Zidane when he was B t...
Juventus Identify Cristiano Ronaldo’s Replacement
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Juventus Identify Cristiano Ronaldo’s Replacement

  Juventus is preparing to make a shock move for Everton striker, Moise Kean, to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Tuttosport. Ronaldo’s future with the deposed Serie A champions was thrown into doubt after it became mathematically impossible for them to retain the Scudetto. The Portugal captain could choose to end his time in Turin if Juve, who are currently fifth on the league table miss out on Champions League football. The club’s top brass are already preparing for life without the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, by lining up a bid for Kean. They will look to sign two new strikers if Ronaldo departs. Juventus sold Italy international Kean to Everton two years ago for an initial fee of £25 million.
Ex-Man United Coach Advises club to sell Pogba, Names best Replacement
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Ex-Man United Coach Advises club to sell Pogba, Names best Replacement

  Former Manchester United coach, Rene Meulensteen, has advised the club to sell Paul Pogba this summer. Meulensteen, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant at Man United, wants the Red Devils to use the money from the sale of the France midfielder to sign Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish because the England international has the suitable DNA to play for the Old Trafford club. Pogba cost Man United a club-record £89million to sign back in 2017 from Juventus. “Pogba creates an imbalance in the team because he has to play, he cannot play as one of the two pivots. Defensively people run off him, so he does not do his defensive job,” Meulensteen told Stadium Astro. “You play him from the left OK you try to manufacture something there. I am not sure. Maybe the best way ...
Supreme Court Declares Dissolution of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal
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Supreme Court Declares Dissolution of Oyo Local Government Councils as illegal

The Supreme court on Friday May 7, declared the dissolution of local government councils in Oyo state as illegal. The apex court also condemned their replacement with caretaker committees. It said the replacement of the council chairman with caretaker committees is unlawful. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state was widely criticized after he sacked all the local government chairpersons in the state and appointed caretaker chairmen in May 2019.
Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal
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Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal

  Mikel Arteta’s odds of being sacked as Arsenal manager have been slashed, after they were dumped out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday night. The Gunners played out a goalless draw at the Emirates, after losing 2-1 in the semi-final first leg. Arteta had been priced at 14/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave, but his odds have tumbled to 15/2. Bookmakers are now pricing up potential replacement for Arteta. Former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, is favourite to take over, with Betfred offering odds of 13/5 for the Italian. Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is priced at 3/1. Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are 10/1 and 22/1 respectively.
Dortmund Reduce Transfer Fee for Man Utd Target Sancho with ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in Place
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Dortmund Reduce Transfer Fee for Man Utd Target Sancho with ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ in Place

  Borussia Dortmund have slashed the transfer for Jadon Sancho to just under £80million, according to SPORT. Last week, the Bundesliga club confirmed they have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Sancho. Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, claimed that ‘certain conditions’ would have to be met for the England winger to leave. It is now understood Sancho will be available for between £74-78m this summer. The acceptance that Sancho may leave was made with his club last year with the timing and fee of the transfer said to be critical. Dortmund however want any offer for Sancho to arrive in good time, so they can buy a replacement.
Man Recounts how his Mother Made him a Little Bride at a Wedding
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Man Recounts how his Mother Made him a Little Bride at a Wedding

A Ugandan event host has shared a throwback photo that shows him serving as a little bride at a wedding. He explained that his mother was the wedding planner and the little bride became sick on the wedding day. Out of options, he said his mum put him in a white dress and veil and used him as the replacement. He did well as a little bride, such that Twitter users said they couldn't tell it isn't a girl if he hadn't mentioned it.
Ancelotti gives reasons for ‘fantastic’ Iwobi’s struggles at Everton
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Ancelotti gives reasons for ‘fantastic’ Iwobi’s struggles at Everton

The Super Eagles star was a late inclusion in the Toffees’ line-up on Saturday following an injury to James Rodriguez during the warm-up Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has stated Alex Iwobi’s struggles at the club this season have been a result of the team’s fault and mistakes. The Nigeria international has struggled for consistency in Ancelotti's team in this campaign but on Saturday, he was drafted in as a replacement for injured James Rodriguez in the starting XI. Iwobi played for 76 minutes in Everton's 2-1 home loss to Aston Villa and he could not add to his tally of a goal and two assists after 28 appearances in the English top-flight so far.
Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)
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Update: Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault (photos)

Former Manchester United footballer, Ryan Giggs has pleaded not guilty to all three charges against him during his appearance at the court on Wednesday, April 28. Giggs, 47, denied a charge he was violent and engaged in behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation, and abuse, a court heard. He also entered a not guilty plea of actual bodily harm to PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester on 1 November last year. The Wales manager has also been charged with the common assault of Emma Greville, understood to be Ms. Greville’s younger sister, during the same alleged incident. The charge of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship alleges the abuse lasted al...
Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea
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Champions League: Eden Hazard reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said it is always a good thing to play against “friends”, after their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. His replacement at Stamford Bridge, Christian Pulisic gave the Blues the lead in Spain, before Karim Benzema levelled with a sublime effort. “It’s always good to play against friends. “I have a couple of friends over there. Now I’m a Real Madrid player. I just want to win. It doesn’t matter if it is against Chelsea or another team,” Hazard told BT Sport. Hazard came off the bench to play the last 25 minutes at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium. But ahead of the second leg on May 5 in London, the Belgian feels he is “in better condition” and ready to make an impact. “In...
Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement
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Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have made RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann their preferred candidate to replace sacked Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was sacked on Monday morning, just six days before Spurs face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Sportsmail has reported a series of stories since February indicating Mourinho was facing losing his job following a largely disappointing season. Indeed, Spurs have been preparing for Mourinho’s departure for a number of weeks with Nagelsmann now understood to be aware of the club’s interest in him. Intriguingly, the German is said to be open to joining Spurs this summer which should encourage chairman Daniel Levy. However, there is growing skepticism about Spurs’ chances of landing the highly-rated 33-year-old. Naglesmann still has two year...
Chadian Military Picks Idriss Derby’s Son, Mahamat As His Replacement
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Chadian Military Picks Idriss Derby’s Son, Mahamat As His Replacement

The Chadian Army has announced Idris Deby 37-year old son, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general, as the new leader of the country. Idris Deby died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army announced on state television on Tuesday. The shocking announcement came after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office. The army said Deby had been commanding his army at the weekend as it battled against rebels who had launched a major incursion into the north of the country on election day. Deby “has just breathed his last breath defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield,” army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television. Deby, 68, had r...
Chelsea Players to Decide who I Buy this Summer – Tuchel
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Chelsea Players to Decide who I Buy this Summer – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has hinted his players could decide who he brings in this summer. Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard midway into the 2020/2021 season and the next transfer window will be very crucial for him. However, he feels the current crop have to be comfortable with new arrivals. “I spoke to a conductor in Germany and he told me that once in his orchestra he had to find a new musician. “He picks three maybe that he likes as a replacement, but the final decision is made through the orchestra. We had a long discussion about this. “It made total sense to me because they have to play with the new person. I am brave enough to think about what this could mean in recruiting in football. “Could it be that the team maybe decides, like a pre-selection,...
Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea
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Bayern Munich Confident of Signing Haaland Ahead of Man City, Chelsea

  Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland, next summer if he stays at their rivals for one more season, according to SportsMail. Haaland is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Although Dortmund insist they won’t sell the 20-year-old, it is unlikely to keep away admirers and offers in excess of £100m are expected this summer. Next summer, however, Haaland will be available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract. Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August. The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful ...
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...
Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool
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Zidane Speaks on Becoming Juventus Manager after Real Madrid’s 3-1 wWin Over Liverpool

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has responded to the speculations linking him to a return to Juventus as manager. The Frenchman refused to rule himself out of a return to the Italian champions. There have been speculations that the former Juventus midfielder could return to the club as replacement for Andrea Pirlo. Zidane played for five seasons for Juve before moving to Real Madrid to become the most expensive player in the world with a £47.5million move to the Bernabeu in 2001. Zidane’s position as Real Madrid manager is already under scrutiny heading into the summer with constant pressure at the Bernabeu – particularly as rivals Atletico Madrid are currently top of La Liga. This has led to rumours that the World Cup winner could return to Turin in a bid to ...
Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed
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Chelsea Striker, Olivier Giroud’s new Club Revealed

  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’s possible new club has been revealed. Giroud is expected to leave Chelsea this summer once his current deal expires at the end of the season. The France international has already told the Blues hierarchy that he won’t renew his deal. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud’s representatives have held talks with AS Roma over a possible transfer this summer. Roma are now reportedly ‘assessing’ the possibility of having the 34-year-old World Cup winner in their squad next season. Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in 2018. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked with several strikers, Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku as a possible replacement for Giroud.

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