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UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns
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UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns

  Jurgen Klopp has warned there are no guarantees Liverpool will qualify for next season’s Champions League. The warning followed their 3-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 8 that saw the Reds tumble out of the competition. The result also means that Liverpool’s only route into next season’s tournament is via a top-four Premier League finish. Klopp’s team is currently sitting sixth on the table, three points between them and fourth-placed West Ham. The race for a top-four finish is very open but the German tactician was asked how confident he is that Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season and he said, “That has nothing to do with confidence. I would say I’m naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there. ...
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
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Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning
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Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning

Jose Mourinho has been given a sack warning as his Tottenham side take on Manchester United in a Premier League top-four battle. Former Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp warned the Portuguese that missing out on the top-four would put ‘real pressure’ on him. Tottenham is currently seventh in the table but could close the gap on fifth-placed Chelsea to just two points with victory over United on Sunday afternoon. Redknapp noted that the match is a ‘must-win’ for Mourinho. According to the former Tottenham boss, Chairman of the club, Daniel Levy and majority owner Joe Lewis will accept nothing less than a Champions League next season. Redknapp said former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss must get a result against the Red Devils. “I don’t know about that ...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look
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Homeless man transformed with free haircut amazes internet with ‘handsome’ look

A homeless man looks unrecognisable after he got a free haircut, thanks to a barber who travels the world,  giving the homeless free haircuts. Joshua Santiago took to TikTok to share his latest job and viewers were amazed at the magic he worked on the homeless man's face. In the video, the barber shows off the man's overgrown afro before getting his razor out to give him a skin fade. Done with the trim, he moves over to the man's facial hair and trims it too. Many TikTok users were stunned by the results and labelled the homeless man as "handsome". One wrote: "OMG he is so fine like what the actual f***" Another added: "Wow he looks like a millionaire." A third praised: "Took 15 years off him."
Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta
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Why we Couldn’t Defeat Slavia Prague – Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. Nicolas Pepe put Arsenal in front late in the first leg of their quarter-final tie but the visitors hit back with a dramatic injury-time goal through Tomas Holes. The result means that the Gunners will hope for a better result in the second leg with Slavia now in a more advantageous position. Arteta’s side failed to take a number of opportunities during the game and the Gunners’ Europa League ambition is now hanging in the balance. Arteta told reporters after the game, “It’s difficult [to beat them] because they were a good opponent. They have beaten some big teams and are really difficult to play against. “They have a lot of man-to-man si...
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has criticised manager, Mikel Arteta and his players after their deflating 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Nicolas Pepe almost secured a narrow win for Arsenal at the Emirates in the first leg of their quarter-final tie after he fired the hosts ahead with a late goal. But the visitors shocked the English side with a dramatic injury-time equaliser through Tomas Holes, a result that has now given Slavia an advantage ahead of the second leg next week. Arteta’s side failed to take a number opportunities before the two late goals and the Gunners Europa League ambitions are now hanging in the balance. Wright expressed his disappointment with the result and Arsenal’s finishing during the match and also cri...
5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting
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5 People Including 2 Children Killed in South Carolina Mass Shooting

Five people including two children are dead following a shooting inside a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The victims of the Wednesday evening, April 8, shooting near Rock Hill included a doctor, his wife, and their two grandchildren, the York County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. Police were called to the scene following reports of a shooting at 4:45 p.m. The York County coroner’s office said Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, as a result of gunshot wounds. A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. In addition to the five people who were killed, another person was transported to the hospital with "serious gunshot ...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Kano LG Chairman Appoints 55 aides
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Kano LG Chairman Appoints 55 aides

Hassan Garban Kauye Farawa, Chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state has appointed 55 Special Advisers and Assistants. Farawa who said the appointment is in line with the mission of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to eradicate poverty, urged the new appointees to discharges their duties diligently and with dedication to move the local government forward while swearing them in. He also appealed to the appointees to be good ambassadors and avoid anything that will tarnish the image of Kumbutso Local Government and Kano State. Farawa said; “The appointment of the 55 aides is as a result of the efforts of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of eradicating poverty among youth and to boost the kano State economy more especially during these hard times."
Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos tops Forbes billionaire list for the 4th year in a row
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Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos tops Forbes billionaire list for the 4th year in a row

Forbes has released its annual list of billionaires with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year. The 57-year-old's worth increased to $177 billion, up to $64 billion from a year ago as a result of a spike in Amazon shares, the media company said on Tuesday, April 6. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk was the biggest gainer as he rocketed to the second spot with a $151 billion fortune, a whopping $126.4 billion gain a year ago when he ranked No. 31 and was worth $24.6 billion. This year’s billionaires are worth a combined $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year, Forbes said. "The very, very rich got very, very richer," said Forbes' Chief Content Officer Randall Lane, in an interview with Reuters Video News This year’s list has 493 newcomers, includin...
I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand
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I Fear For Mourinho – Rio Ferdinand

  Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has accused Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho of ‘creating a rift’ within his own team after the Portuguese took another swipe at his Spurs squad following their 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend. Spurs were unable to beat Newcastle on Sunday, a result that would have seen them climb to fourth place after Chelsea were thrashed by West Brom earlier on Saturday. After the game against Newcastle, reporters reminded the Portuguese gaffer that his teams are usually good at defending leads and he responded: “Same coach, different players.” Ferdinand said that the former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager may have done more harm than good with his usual attacks on his players, adding that he ‘fears’ for...
Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game
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Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The result leaves Liverpool just two points off fourth spot. With Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham drawing 2-2 at Newcastle, Ferdinand believes the final Champions League spot is Liverpool’s for the taking. “I think Liverpool are going to get in there now. The result they got at the weekend, the performance and the confidence that will give that team. “Liverpool with how they’ve been in the last two seasons they have t...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge
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Thomas Tuchel Under Fire after Chelsea’s 5-2 Defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has come under heavy criticism following his side’s 5-2 defeat to lowly rated West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Former Chelsea star, Chris Sutton, says the Blues can no longer be seen as top four contenders following the embarrassing defeat. Tuchel’s 14 games unbeaten start at Chelsea went up in smoke against the relegation threatened Baggies on Saturday. There were major changes in Tuchel’s lineup for the game with Mason Mount dumped on the bench and it seemed all smooth for the Blues when Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead in the 26th minute. However, Thiago Silva got a second yellow card and was dismissed, triggering an astonishing capitulation which led to Chelsea’s heavy home defeat. Sutton said that the German gaffe...
Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom
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Joe Cole Blames two Chelsea Players for shock 5-2 Defeat to West Brom

  Former Chelsea star, Joe Cole has described Jorginho and Marcos Alonso as standout flops in Chelsea’s humiliating 5-3 defeat to West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Pulisic put the home side ahead but then things went south very quickly for the Blues with Thiago Silva being sent off in the 28th minute. Matheus Pereira then scored twice for the visitors shortly before half time and in the second period, Tuchel’s side became totally capitulated. Mbaye Diagne struck and Callum Robinson netted a brace either side of a goal from Mason Mount which gave Chelsea a fleeting hope. Cole blamed both players for their poor performances in an array of disappointing displays by Thomas Tuchel side at home by Chelsea. With the unsavoury result, Tuchel lost his un...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Names Those to Blame for 5-2 Defeat

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he and every single player are to blame for their 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday. The result brought to an end Tuchel’s winning start as the Blues boss. Christian Pulisic opened scoring for Chelsea before Thiago Silva picked up two yellow cards within the opening 30 minutes. Matheus Pereira’s brace turned the game on its head before Callum Robinson made it 4-1. Although Mason Mount pulled one back, Robinson added another deep into stoppage time to seal a shock result. “It is two games, 11 v 11 and then 11 v 10. There is no need to concede five goals when you have our quality, that’s for sure but we are all in on that. Myself included. “We could not adapt to the situation which is a surprise as we were leading. We ...
Marta, Mother of Manchester United Midfielder, Mata, is dead
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Marta, Mother of Manchester United Midfielder, Mata, is dead

  Marta Garcia, Manchester United’s midfielder, Juan Mata’s mother is dead. She died following a severe illness, according to Spanish daily newspaper La Nueva Espana. According the newspaper, Marta had been suffering from the illness ‘for some time’. Mata had told Manchester United official website that he shared a very close relationship with his mother and talks to her shortly before matches. “My mother has always been more worried about my physical wellbeing during a match than the result,’ Mata said in 2019. “That’s why, even now, I always call her when I’m on the coach on the way to the stadium. Always. “It’s a ritual that we both enjoy, and which is also an extra source of motivation for me.”
Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku
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Insecurity Result From Youth Unemployment – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the insecurity Nigeria is currently facing is the result of youth unemployment in the country. Atiku said this in reaction to a report by Bloomberg which predicts that Nigeria will emerge as the nation with the highest unemployment rate on Earth. According to him, Nigeria got to this current situation due to the abandonment of policies implemented by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo under which he served as Vice President. He said this in a statement titled ‘World’s Highest Unemployment Rate: Time To Help This Government Help Nigeria.’ Atiku said, “I have never felt so bad at being proven right, as I am by the report from Bloomberg Business on Saturday, March 27, 2021, that Nigeria is to emerge as ...
What Solskjaer Said about Fred after Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat at Leicester
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What Solskjaer Said about Fred after Man Utd’s 3-1 Defeat at Leicester

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, refused to single out Fred for his errors during their 3-1 defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho (twice) and Youri Tielemans secured the win for Brendan Rodgers’ men. Mason Greenwood netted what proved to be consolation for the Red Devils. Iheanacho’s first goal was as a result of sloppy backpass from Fred that left Dean Henderson stranded as Iheanacho rounded him to score. But Solskjaer refused to play the blame game. “We want to build from the back and want the players to be confident – sometimes it doesn’t work and that’s one time it didn’t. “When we win, we win together and when we lose, we lose together. “We’re not pointing fingers and blaming,” So...
I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane
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I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has said he expects Jose Mourinho to get a backlash from his players after recent bad results. The England captain said no words ‘can atone for the way Tottenham surrendered against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night Tottenham’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb came in the wake of a north London derby defeat to Arsenal. There are reports of Spurs Chief, Daniel Levy being prepared to sack Mourinho unless he can secure Champions League qualification. Their defeat to Arsenal last weekend and the capitulation in Zagreb dealt a blow to their top four adventure and European dream ended in astonishing circumstances. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Spurs were outfought and largely outclassed by Dinamo, who secured their aggregate victory thanks to a stunning ha...
Mourinho Blasts Players after Shock Europa League Exit
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Mourinho Blasts Players after Shock Europa League Exit

    Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has questioned his players’ attitude and apologised to club supporters, after their shock Europa League exit on Thursday. Spurs won the first leg 2-0, but crumbled in Croatia, losing 3-0 in the second leg. Mislav Orsic netted a stunning hat-trick to upset Mourinho’s team. “If I forget the last minutes of extra-time, where we did something to get a different result and go through, in the 90 minutes and first half of extra-time was one team that decided to leave everything on the pitch,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “They left sweat, energy, blood. In the end they left even tears of happiness. Very humble and committed. I have to praise them. On the other side, my team. I repeat, my team. They didn’t look like it was pl...
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 ...
Arsenal Players React to Arteta Dropping Aubameyang for ‘Disciplinary Reasons
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Arsenal Players React to Arteta Dropping Aubameyang for ‘Disciplinary Reasons

Aubameyang was furious with Arteta’s decision to remove him from the starting XI just hours before the clash against Tottenham. Nevertheless, it is understood influential members of the squad believe the Spaniard made the correct decision. Aubameyang was caught in traffic on his way to the Emirates Stadium for the game and Arteta deemed his late arrival as unacceptable. The club’s top-earner is said to have been livid and as a result, did not take part in the post-match warm-down with his fellow substitutes and was one of the first players to leave. It is understood that Arteta wanted to make a public stand, partly as a message to his squad, that no one player is bigger than the squad. There have been concerns within the club regarding Aubameyang’s discipline. His ti...
Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw
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Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, opted not to swap shirts with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following their 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Mbappe had opened scoring from the penalty spot, before Messi fired in a stunning equalizer from long range. However, the result was not enough for Barca, who had lost the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou. After the game, Mbappe asked Barcelona youngster Pedri for his jersey. Pedri had played 78 minutes before he was replaced by Miralem Pjanic. But he made his way back onto the field after the game and was approached by Mbappe, who had already removed his PSG jersey. The duo hugged and spoke to each other for a few seconds before Mbappe asked the 18-year-old for his shirt. Pedri respon...
Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG
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Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has partly blamed teammate Lionel Messi for the team’s exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night. While the first leg ended 4-1 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain in Camp Nou, the reverse fixture ended one goal apiece between the two sides. Barcelona could not make it beyond the last 16 of the competition joining another top side, Juventus who were knocked out by FC Porto earlier on Tuesday. Messi missed from the spot in the 45th minute of the game, a goal that would have turned things around for the visitors. And Griezmann believes that Messi’s missed spot kick and a couple of other wasted opportunities did not help the team’s course of upturning the result. The Frenchman told the press, “It’s a real shame, I’d say th...
I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss
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I’ll Continue my Job Calmly – Pirlo Plays Down Sack Calls after Juve Loss

  Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo has responded to the speculations that he might be sacked after a disappointing Champions League result on Tuesday night. The call for Pirlo’s sack grew in Italy on Tuesday after Juventus failed to take advantage of Porto being reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half of the game. Porto had Mehdi Taremi sent off in the 54th minute after a second yellow card for kicking the ball away in frustration. Porto made it to the quarter-finals after a dramatic match that went to extra time. The Portuguese side opened scoring after 19 minutes with Sergio Oliveira firing in from the spot. Federico Chiesa equalised for the home side 4 minutes into the second half with a curling shot from a tight angle down the left flank. The ...
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
‘I’ll Fight till End’ – Zidane Declares after Real Madrid 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid
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‘I’ll Fight till End’ – Zidane Declares after Real Madrid 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has vowed that his side will not give up but “fight until the end” in the title race. Los Blancos were able to snatch a point against city rivals and league leaders Atletico Madrid in their clash on Sunday to keep their title hope alive. Karim Benzema struck late in the second half to cancel out Luis Suarez’s early opener at Wanda Metropolitano with so many wasted chances from the home side. The result leaves Zidane’s men five points behind, with one more game under their belt. And their French boss, after the game, declared that the current champions will contest their crown all the way through to the end of the season. “The objective is this, to continue,” he said when asked if his side still have a title shot. “We know there is a...
I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham
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I’m not Concerned About Top-four – Klopp Said after Liverpool 1-0 Lost to Fulham

  Jurgen Klopp has said that he is not thinking about finishing in the Premier League top four at the moment. Liverpool are finding life difficult with series of poor results coming from both home and away games. The Reds were overpowered by bottom three side, Fulham, losing 1-0 at Anfield to Scott Parker’s side on Sunday. The Reds have now lost 6 matches consecutively and every hope of making it to next season’s Champions League is fading away. Addressing the press after the match, the German gaffer, who is now under intense pressure, said, “I imagine that is really not my concern in the moment. I understand that you have to ask that but I cannot think about that. “We have to win football games, we have to win one football game, that would be helpful already and...
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Benzema Makes LaLiga History after 1-1 Draw
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Benzema Makes LaLiga History after 1-1 Draw

  Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, on Sunday evening, made history following his side’s LaLiga 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. Goals from Luis Suarez and Benzema gave both Atletico and Real Madrid a point each at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The result means Atletico Madrid is on top of the LaLiga table with 59 points from 25 games. Real Madrid, meanwhile, are in the third position with 54 points from 26 games. According to OptaJoe, Benzema has now become the foreign player with the most appearances for Real Madrid in LaLiga’s history after featuring against Atletico. The France forward has 371 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side, beating Roberto Carlos (370). Benzema will now hope to continue his impressive display for Real Madrid when they face Elche...
Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says
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Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that some leaders who are close to the seat of power challenged him after he intervened in the blockade of food supply from the North to the south. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had embarked on a strike, stopping food supplies from the North to the South. The strike resulted in scarcity and an increase in the prices of food items in the south. The Northern food suppliers agreed to suspend the strike on Wednesday, March 3, after a meeting with the Kogi state governor. Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Governor Bello said some powerful figures challenged him for resolving the issue. “It will interest you that after the resolution and taking the report to Mr. President yesterday, two...
Ronaldo Fires blank as Juventus thrash Lazio
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Ronaldo Fires blank as Juventus thrash Lazio

  Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo was not on the score sheet as Andrea Pirlo’s men thrashed Lazio 3-1 in the Serie A on Saturday night. The Portugal captain didn’t start the game against Lazio. He came from the bench in the 69th minute to replace Alvaro Morata. A goal from Andrien Rabiot and a brace from Morata gave Juventus all three points against Lazio at home. Joaquin Correa did score for the visitors against Juventus. The result against Lazio means Juventus are now in the third position on the Serie A table with 52 points from 25 games. However, reacting after the game, Ronaldo, in a post via his Instagram account, said: “great victory! Go on like this guys.” Ronaldo will now hope to start when Juventus host Porto on Tuesday in the Champions League la...
Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years
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Married Teacher Who had ‘doggy-style’ Sex with Boy, 15, in Field is Jailed for Six Years

A married teacher who had sex with a 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. Kandice Barber was found guilty of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in January following a retrial and was sentenced for her "beyond despicable" crimes on Friday, March 5. During the trial, Amersham Law Courts heard the 35-year-old married mom had told the boy she would "bring him down with her" if the relationship was discovered. While she was working as a school cover supervisor, she had sent topless pictures of herself to the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as well as a "live video" of her masturbating. On Friday, March 5, Barber, of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court to be sentenced. Prosecutor Dav...
Liverpool Sets Two Records after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Liverpool Sets Two Records after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

    Premier League champions, Liverpool, have set two records following their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night at Anfield. Chelsea defeated Liverpool following Mason Mount’s first-half goal to secure all three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side. The result against Chelsea means it was Liverpool’s fifth consecutive defeat at home, which is their worst run at Anfield in the club’s entire history. The loss to Chelsea is also the first time a reigning Premier League champion has lost five league games at home in a row, Metro UK reports. Liverpool are now 22 points behind leaders Manchester City. The Reds are now facing an uphill battle to secure a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently in the seventh position on the...
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
Thank you – Solskjaer Tells Goalkeeper Dean after 0-0 Draw Against Crystal Palace
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Thank you – Solskjaer Tells Goalkeeper Dean after 0-0 Draw Against Crystal Palace

  Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has thanked his goalkeeper, Dean Henderson for securing the team’s 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Wednesday Solskjaer noted that it would have been a different result altogether without the young goalkeeper’s effort. The manager further said that his side had the disappointing draw because they lacked the tempo and quality during the match. United remain in second place with a point ahead of third-place Leicester City who also drew 1-1 at Burnley. Solskjaer’s side are now 14 points behind city rivals Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated Wolves 4-1 on Tuesday to open a 15-point gap “Sometimes it’s human nature, sometimes you don’t work at your best and today we didn’t unfortunately. It’s been a long seaso...
Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday
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Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday

The Federal government has announced that Nigeria is scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2. The delivery will mark the first arrival of COVID19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. A statement from Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the NPHCDA, reads in part “The arrival of this vaccine is the result of the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammandu Buhari, the support of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the guidance of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the ...
Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw
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Chelsea vs Man United: Paul Scholes Disagrees with Tuchel’s Comments after EPL 0-0 Draw

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has disagreed with Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s comments following both sides’ Premier League 0-0 draw. Chelsea and Man United played a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, with both teams having only a few chances during the encounter. The result means Chelsea are still on the fifth position on the log, while Man United are in the second position with 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. After the match, Tuchel had told Sky Sports: “It was a high-quality game between two very strong teams. We suffered in the first half, but overall it was an even game. In the second half, I thought we were really strong. “I thought we were closer to winning it, but there was a lot of quality on the pitch. Performance-w...
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 1-0 Win at Atalanta

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted it was difficult to beat 10-man Atalanta in their Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday night. Los Blancos came away with a 1-0 away win, with Ferland Mendy scoring a stunning late winner. Remo Freuler was sent off for the Serie A side in a controversial decision, before Casemiro picked up a booking that will see him miss the second leg. Madrid were unable to capitalise on their extra man advantage, until Mendy’s late effort went in with five minutes left. “It was difficult for us. But in the end it’s a good result. “It’s an important result with an away goal. But we know there’s a return leg and we have to win. It wasn’t easy, even 10 against 11. We played against a very physically strong team who were d...
WAEC Yet To Release Result Of 70,000 Students In Kano Over Debt
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WAEC Yet To Release Result Of 70,000 Students In Kano Over Debt

About one month after the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the results of candidates who sat for its November/December examination, the fate of over 70,000 students in Kano State is still hanging in the balance. It was gathered WAEC decided to withhold their results over the State government’s failure to settle their registration fees as earlier promised. This, Daily Trust further learned, has made most of the affected candidates indecisive, especially those seeking admission into higher institutions with awaiting results. A source in WAEC said the examination body has decided to hold on to the results until when the State government settles the registration fees, as it has released results of private candidates. When Daily Trust correspondent contacted the ...
President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash
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President Buhari Mourns Victims of ill-fated Military Plane crash

President Buhari has expressed sadness over the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft that claimed the lives of seven personnel in Abuja today February 21. A statement released by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, reads; ''President Buhari is deeply saddened by the fatal crash of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday in Abuja that claimed the lives of seven personnel. On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to family members, friends and colleagues of those who died as a result of this tragedy. The President joins the Nigerian Air Force, the military and other Nigerians in mourning the unfortunate loss of the dedicated and courageous personnel, who died in the...
Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player
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Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Defeat to West Ham United, Names Best Player

  Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Mourinho also named Lucas Moura as the best player on the pitch during Tottenham’s clash with West Ham at the London Stadium. West Ham defeated Tottenham, thanks to two goals from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard. Moura did score a second-half goal for Mourinho’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho Mourinho told a post-match press conference: “Thursday was not in the legs because we started with only one player that played 90 minutes which was Eric Dier. “Lucas Moura played 65 minutes on Thursday and was the best player for our team. “Nothing to do with that. The way we finished the game showed it was not a physical p...
Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Abraham, Pulisic, Silva, Havertz
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Southampton vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates on Abraham, Pulisic, Silva, Havertz

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has ruled Thiago Silva out of their Premier League clash at Southampton on Saturday. However, Tammy Abraham and Kai Havertz could both play a part this weekend. Silva, 36, had missed the Blues’ last three games due to a muscle injury and while the veteran defender trained on Thursday, he is yet to return to full fitness and will not travel for the match. Havertz picked up a knock ahead of Chelsea’s win at Tottenham earlier this month and has managed just two appearances under Tuchel as a result. But the 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been passed fit after returning to full training. There remains a “big question mark” over Christian Pulisic’s availability, with the American forward nursing a minor calf problem. “We’re ve...
Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG
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Champions League: Koeman Speaks on Quitting Barcelona after 4-1 Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said it was “crazy” to suggest he should consider his future, following a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lionel Messi gave the LaLiga giants the lead from the penalty spot. But PSG responded emphatically with a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and a Moise Kean header, to take a big advantage into next month’s second leg. The loss leaves Barca on the cusp of a second successive trophyless season. They are also eight points behind LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid having played a game more and lost the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal 2-0 against Sevilla last week. “If I was someone who gets happy when we win and then after a result like today said I had no desire to continue, that would be...
Toyin Abraham to Husband on Valentine’s day: Love is not Enough, but…
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Toyin Abraham to Husband on Valentine’s day: Love is not Enough, but…

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham in her Valentine’s day message to her husband Kola Ajeyemi, has described how it feels to be in love with him. According to the actress and mother of one, love wasn’t enough until he, Kola came into her life and made it enough. Sharing a photo of herself and her husband in a beautiful embrace, the actress captioned the photo “Love is not enough, I have heard that many time so, I believed it but the moment you came, everything changed. Love became enough. Our commitment to ourselves is a result of love. I love the way we love each other. With our love, every other thing can take care of itself @kolawoleajeyemi”
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...

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