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You’re not silly to let him go – Cole warns Chelsea over ‘special player’
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You’re not silly to let him go – Cole warns Chelsea over ‘special player’

Chelsea legend, Joe Cole has warned Chelsea against selling ‘special player’ Conor Gallagher. Cole sees Gallagher as a ‘special’ talent and believes he could have a huge future at Stamford Bridge. The 21-year-old secured another loan at the start of the summer after spending last term with West Brom. The midfielder has scored four goals and two assists this season as his performances improved under the tutelage of Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace where he is spending the 2021-22 season on loan. Cole believes strongly that Chelsea have no plans to cash in on the youngster as a host of top clubs are already plotting moves for him. The ex-England winger feels Gallagher could even be pushing Mateo Kovacic for a place in Chelsea’s XI next season. “He can play b...
Restructuring the country is better than secession – Fayemi tells Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho
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Restructuring the country is better than secession – Fayemi tells Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to secession agitators in the country to consider the enormous benefits from a united Nigeria. According to Fayemi, who is the chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), restructuring remains the best option for Nigerians saying dialogue remains a major pathway to peace and progress. Speaking as a guest lecturer at the combined ninth and 10th combined Zik Lecture Series at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Fayemi asked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation led by Sunday Adeyemo to focus on restructuring. “If separation and secession are not as easy or simple as their proponents imagine, and given that they do not provide any guarantees that a better future can be secu...
World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria coach Rohr explains why Ighalo missed Liberia fixture
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World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria coach Rohr explains why Ighalo missed Liberia fixture

The Saudi Arabia-based striker was not listed in the Super Eagles’ squad that dimmed the Lone Star in Tangier Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed why Odion Ighalo was not included in Nigeria’s squad that tackled Liberia in Saturday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier in Morocco. After a two-year absence from the Super Eagles squad, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top-scorer was recalled following his impressive goalscoring run with Saudi side Al Shabab. Despite joining the rest of Rohr’s squad, he was excused from the side that faced Peter Butler’s Lone Star at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier. Despite his absence, the three-time African champions secured a 2-0 win with penalty goals from Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa getting the job done. Asked why the 32-year-old was not considered ...
W/Cup qualifiers: Maguire explains his goal celebration in England’s 5-0 win over Albania
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W/Cup qualifiers: Maguire explains his goal celebration in England’s 5-0 win over Albania

Manchester United skipper, Harry Maguire has insisted that his goal celebration for England on Friday night was not meant for anyone. The 28-year-old explained that the celebration was not a response to his critics at Manchester United, adding that he expects such as the club’s captain. Maguire netted the opener at Wembley as England secured a thumping 5-0 win over Albania powering home Reece James’ pinpoint free-kick. He then put his fingers in his ears during the celebration. The goal celebration has been interpreted as a dig at his critics. Keane, one of Maguire’s biggest critics, was livid, describing the player as a disgrace and slamming the celebration as ‘embarrassing.’ But Maguire insisted his celebration was aimed at his critics, “No it wasn’t directed at anyone,”...
2022 World Cup: All countries that have qualified for Qatar so far
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2022 World Cup: All countries that have qualified for Qatar so far

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, four countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Hosts Qatar have an automatic place in the tournament. Germany and Denmark have both already secured the top spot in their respective groups in the European qualifiers to guarantee their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Recall that Germany qualified on October 11, while Denmark on October 12. Brazil became the latest country to book their place in the tournament after beating Colombia 1-0 on Thursday. Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal of the encounter in the second half at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo to ensure Brazil’s qualification. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish...
EFCC secures conviction of man parading himself as Facebook COO
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EFCC secures conviction of man parading himself as Facebook COO

The EFCC has secured the conviction of a Nigerian man, Shitu Labeeb Adebowale, accused of parading himself as Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook to swindle unsuspecting victims. Justice Adenike Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin found Adebowale guilty of the two-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. Also tendered was a manager’s cheque of N205,705 which he raised as restitution to his victims. Mbachie, thereafter urged the court to consider the plea of guilt entered by the defendant, the plea bargain agreement signed by both parties, the extra-judicial statements of the defendant and the unchallenged testimonies of the prosecution witness to convict the defendant as charged. Justice Akinpelu...
Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser’s ‘baseless’ and ‘frivolous’ civil lawsuit in New York
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Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser’s ‘baseless’ and ‘frivolous’ civil lawsuit in New York

Prince Andrew's lawyers in the US have asked a judge to dismiss his accuser Virginia Giuffre's civil lawsuit. Ms Giuffre has accused the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17, more than 20 years ago. In court filings, the duke said he "unequivocally denies" sexually abusing or assaulting her. His request was filed on Friday with the US District Court in Manhattan. In court documents seen by Sky News, Prince Andrew states the lawsuit should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre failed to "state a claim warranting relief" and has asked the court to hold oral arguments on his application. The document, signed by lawyer Andrew Brettler, said: "Accusing a member of the world's best known royal family of serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy onli...
Former Nigeria Basketball captain, Ime Udoka. records first win as a coach in NBA
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Former Nigeria Basketball captain, Ime Udoka. records first win as a coach in NBA

Former captain of Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, Ime Udoka has secured his first win as a head coach in the National Basketball Association(NBA) after leading the Boston Celtics to their maiden win of the on-going season. Udoka, a former NBA player himself, paid his dues as an assistant coach for years, including stints with the Spurs, 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics, 17-time winners of the NBA championship, defeated the Rockets 107-97 on Sunday night, October 24, in Houston to record their first win of the 2021/2022 season. “It’s special,” Udoka told journalists after the game. “Got the water shower in there from the guys and the game ball. I told the guys it’s overdue, it took you too long to get it. “Thank Jaylen (Brown) and Romeo (Langford) for helping,...
What is Tiwa Savage and Sujimoto up to?
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What is Tiwa Savage and Sujimoto up to?

Has Tiwa Savage finally found her most talked about ‘somebody’s son’? This was the question that came to mind when the multi-award winning artiste; Tiwa Savage, was spotted with CEO of Sujimoto Group – Sijibomi Ogundele, at the LucreziaBySujimoto in Banana Island. Dubbed the Queen of Afrobeats and being 1st Female to win the Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, Tiwa Savage is known for setting the standard high for herself and raising the bar for female artiste in Nigeria. It won’t be too much hype when we say she is the Oprah Winfrey of Afrobeats too. Now imagine what could happen when the Queen merges with the King of Luxury Real Estate in Africa, when by all standards, both are addicted to breaking boundaries and reaching for the skies. One wonders if the “K...
Germany become the first nation to qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar after 4-0 win over North Macedonia
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Germany become the first nation to qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar after 4-0 win over North Macedonia

Germany are the first European nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after their 4 - 0 win against North Macedonia 4-0 on Monday night, October 11, to secure top spot in Group J with two games to spare. A second-half double by Timo Werner and one goal each from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala secured Germany's fifth win in their fifth game under new coach Hansi Flick.They currently have 21 points, with Romania in second place on 13. All group winners in European qualification automatically secure a place at the tournament in Qatar. 'From the result it was perfect. We got what we wanted, qualified as quickly as possible and we now have five wins in a row,' Flick, who succeeded Joachim Low earlier this year, said. 'Again the attitude was right. Compliments to the team...
Noble Igwe explains why organizers of BBNaija allegedly blacklisted Efe after he won the reality show
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Noble Igwe explains why organizers of BBNaija allegedly blacklisted Efe after he won the reality show

Media personality, Noble Igwe has revealed why organizers of BBNaija allegedly blacklisted Efe after he won the reality show. Recall that Efe secured 57.61 per cent of votes to emerge winner of the 2017 Big Brother Naija ‘See Goobe’ reality TV show. The Warri-born rap artist beat Bisola, who became the 1st runner up with 18.54 per cent of the vote at the grand finale. Igwe served a response after a Twitter user asked why Multichoice has allegedly shut Efe out even though he has "apologized and tried to make amends." According to the media personality, Efe sat in his car and asked for the head of Multichoice to meet him before he comes out.
BBNaija: Fake eviction as Pere leaves house
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BBNaija: Fake eviction as Pere leaves house

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate, Pere has been evicted Recall that Angel, Pere, Whitemoney, Saga and Nini were nominated for eviction this week. However, Pere’s eviction is a twist to the show as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, BBNaija official host, announced that he just exited the house and not the show. The housemates are unaware of this twist. The saved housemates tonight will secure a spot to the finale. Meanwhile, Liquorose, Emmanuel and Cross have secured a spot at the finale. Tonight’s eviction show is the final one before the last day where the winner of Shine Ya Eye season will be announced.
West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd
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West Ham dispatch lacklustre Man Utd

West Ham knocked out Manchester United in the third round of the Carabao Cup with Manuel Lanzini's early goal enough for a 1-0 victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were beaten semi-finalists in the last two editions and came into this match fresh from sealing a thrilling 2-1 Premier League win at the London Stadium when the sides met on Sunday. But three days on, it was David Moyes' men celebrating as Lanzini secured West Ham a rare Old Trafford triumph and Carabao Cup progress as the hosts failed to turn 27 shots into a goal. The Hammers had failed to win on their previous 17 trips to Old Trafford, with Carlos Tevez the last player to score a winner there back in May 2007. This time, Argentine compatriot Lanzini did the damage, sweeping home after Ryan Fredericks roared pa...
E-Naira: Things to know as CBN launches Nigeria’s digital currency
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E-Naira: Things to know as CBN launches Nigeria’s digital currency

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will launch a digital currency, e-Naira in October to coincide with the nation’s independence anniversary. Governor Godwin Emefiele has assured that the advantages of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) are enormous. The apex bank chief urged Nigerians to embrace the e-Naira and explained it is safer than cryptocurrencies. Things to know and the benefits: Digital currency is the electronic form of fiat money issued by governments. However, many confuse it with cryptocurrency which is a store of value secured by encryption. The central bank of a country supervises digital currency. Cryptocurrencies are not regulated by any government, reason why authorities warn against bitcoin, ethereum and the likes. According to The Atlantic Counci...
Edouard double as Palace Stun 10-Man Spurs
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Edouard double as Palace Stun 10-Man Spurs

Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his Crystal Palace debut as Patrick Vieira's side secured an emphatic 3-0 win over 10-man Tottenham at Selhurst Park. The striker, an £18.5m signing from Celtic on Deadline Day, scored his first just seconds after coming off the bench in the 84th minute then netted his second, and Palace's third, in stoppage time. Earlier, the depleted visitors had been reduced to 10 men when defender Japhet Tanganga received two yellow cards in the space of five minutes early in the second half, the first for a shoulder-barge on Zaha, who was also booked in the subsequent melee, and the second for a late lunge on Jordan Ayew. Palace were still searching for a breakthrough at that point despite dominating from the start of the game, and it arrived in the 76th minu...
‘They were setting a predator loose and it made me sick’ – Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand blasts court for setting him free
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‘They were setting a predator loose and it made me sick’ – Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand blasts court for setting him free

Bill Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand is breaking her silence about the comic actor’s release from prison two months ago. Constand is the woman whose testimony put the comic actor behind the bars after she had accused him of drugging and violating her, only for him to have his conviction overturned on a technicality in June. Speaking in a new interview with The New York Times, to promote her new memoir, Constand said she was left shocked and angry at the court decision after Cosby's conviction was reversed. 'I had a lump in my throat,' she said. 'I really felt they were setting a predator loose and that made me sick.' Asked about the comedian's conviction being overturned, she said: 'I was really shocked. Disappointed.' But she insisted she had no regrets, saying...
Kayode sees red as Sivasspor hold Ideye’s Goztepe
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Kayode sees red as Sivasspor hold Ideye’s Goztepe

The 28-year-old was given the marching orders as the Braves could only settle for a point at home against Goz Goz on Sunday evening Nigeria international Olanrewaju Kayode was given the marching orders as Sivasspor secured a 2-2 draw against Goztepe on Sunday evening. The former Manchester City striker was shown a straight red card by referee Burak Seker for a serious foul play with 20 minutes left on the clock. Kayode’s expulsion cost his team dearly as they surrendered their lead to earn just one point at the Sivas Stadium.  
20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara
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20-year-old who defrauded American of $500 on Facebook Jailed for one year in Kwara

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, August 25, secured the conviction of Udoh for offenses bordering on Facebook lottery scam. Udoh, an undergraduate who hails from Akwa Ibom, was prosecuted on a one-count charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The charge reads   “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635...
Wriedt on target as Willem II defeat Vitesse in Eredivisie
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Wriedt on target as Willem II defeat Vitesse in Eredivisie

The 27-year-old Black Star opened his goal account as the away team roared to a convincing win on Sunday Ghana international Kwasi Wriedt grabbed a goal as Willem II secured a 3-0 win against Vitesse in an Eredivisie fixture on Sunday. The 27-year-old opened the scoring for the away team in the 18th minute before Che Nunnely doubled the lead in the 36th minute and Wesley Spieringhs confirmed the emphatic win with a goal in the 82nd minute at Gelredome. Wriedt, who joined Willem on a three-year contract from Bayern Munich on July 1, 2020, scored the opener after jumping the highest to head home a well-delivered free-kick from Gorkem Saglam, which proved difficult for goalkeeper Markus Schubert to handle.
Another Nigerian attacker joins Chukwueze in Villarreal
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Another Nigerian attacker joins Chukwueze in Villarreal

Nigerian forward, Amaut Danjuma, has joined Samuel Chukwueze at Spanish top-flight side, Villarreal. Transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano reports that the Yellow Submarine secured the signing of the Nigerian-Dutch forward on a five-year deal for about €20m. The Lagos-born 24-year-old forward has been the subject of transfer rumours in the summer, being linked with moves to Aston Villa and Liverpool. Danjuma scored 17 goals in 35 appearances in the English Championship last season. Danjuma will link up with Nigeria International, Chukwueze in Villarreal.
Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester
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Community Shield: Guardiola speaks on Grealish’s Performance after Man City’s defeat to Leicester

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has commented on the club’s new signing, Jack Grealish’s performance following his side’s Community Shield 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Grealish came off the bench after 65 minutes to replace Samuel Edozie, but a late penalty goal by Kelechi Iheanacho secured a Community Shield win for Leicester. Speaking on Grealish’s display for Man City against Leicester, Guardiola said the England international was really good. “He [Grealish] was really good – aggressive, going against full backs and every time he had the ball there were three players [around him],” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference. He added, “We will know him and step by step he will find the best. “How can he build a relations...
Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina
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Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, today August 6, secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court, Katsina for impersonation and cheating. The convicts, Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale, were prosecuted on a one-count charge while Paul Kelvin Alfred was charged with two counts of fraud. The convicts pleaded guilty to their respective offenses. Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Gambo asked the court to convict each of them accordingly. Counsel to the convicts, N. I Abdallah, M. T Steven and A. Yusuf all pleaded for leniency on behalf of their clients.   ''Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the t...
Robin Polley: Defender joins Heracles Almelo from ADO Den Haag
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Robin Polley: Defender joins Heracles Almelo from ADO Den Haag

The right-back has cut ties with The Hague, opting to continue his career with Heraclieden Ghana U23 defender Robin Polley has left relegated Dutch side ADO Den Haag for Heracles Almelo, the Eredivisie outfit has announced. According to a statement on Heraclieden’s official website, the 22-year-old’s services have been secured in a three-year deal, with an option to renew for a further one year. It hands him an opportunity to play elite division football following ADO’s demotion from the top-tier at the end of last season.
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria drop Four Places on Medals table
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria drop Four Places on Medals table

  Team Nigeria have dropped four places on the medals table as the Tokyo Olympics enter its 12th day. The West African country fell from 64th to 68th position. No Nigerian athlete qualified for finals in Wednesday’s events. In the events that had their finals today, no Nigerian qualified. Odunayo Adekuoroye lost her wrestling bout in the 57kg weight category. She was defeated by Anastasia Nichita of Moldova. Adekuoroye was leading 8-2 before Nichita won through a pin in the round of 16. Another wrestler, Ekerekeme Agiomor, also failed to progress to the semis. Ayomide Bello finished third in the Heat 3 of the Women’s Canoe Single 200m, but missed out on an automatic semi-finals spot. Nigeria currently have two medals – silver and bronze. While Ese Brume ...
Olympics: Nigeria’s Bello Clinches third in Women’s Canoe heat to reach quarter-final
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Olympics: Nigeria’s Bello Clinches third in Women’s Canoe heat to reach quarter-final

Nigeria’s Ayomide Bello finished third in the Heat 3 of the Women’s Canoe Single 200m. However, she missed out on an automatic semi-finals spot. She qualifies for the quarter-finals with a time of 47.539. In 2019 while competing in Bhopal India, Ayomide Bello made history becoming the first Nigerian to win a GOLD medal at an International Sailing championships. She then secured qualification for #Tokyo2020 winning the C1 200m event at the African Olympic qualifiers in Morocco. Bello’s journey to the top has been bumpy. She dropped out of Wesley Girls Secondary School Yaba, after the death of her father and started fishing with her mother to support the family. She was also a hairdresser, hopefully being an Olympian now will change all that. Bello, who hails fro...
Unilorin final year Student Jailed over Cybercrime
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Unilorin final year Student Jailed over Cybercrime

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of a final year student of the University of Ilorin, Ajani Samuel, over internet-related offenses, including romance scam. Ajani, 25, was among the 30 suspected fraudsters arrested on May 4, 2021, around Tanke Area, University Road, Ilorin by operatives of the Commission. Upon the plea of guilt entered by the defendant, and uncontroverted evidence tendered by the prosecution against him, Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin found Ajani guilty of the two counts preferred against him by the EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, AJANI SAMUEL (ALIAS ROSELINE THENG) sometime between the month of June 2020 and May, 2021 at Ilorin, Kwara St...
Man convicted of raping 5-year-old child in Cross River
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Man convicted of raping 5-year-old child in Cross River

The Family Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has convicted one Joshua Onoyom, for raping a 5-year-old child. Onoyom was convicted by Hon. Justice E.E. Ita, the presiding Judge of the Family Court on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The conviction was secured courtesy of the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) Confirming the development in a statement, Head of BRCI, Bar. James Ibor, said the convict will be sentenced on Friday, July 23. "Hon. Justice E.E Ita (of Calabar Family Court Judicial Division) has just convicted Joshua Onoyom for the rape of a 5year old Child. Sentencing is tomorrow 23rd July, 2021. BRCI would like to appreciate the Judiciary, the Hon. Attorney General, the Commissioner of Police, Blessing Egwu, Staff & Volunteers of Basic Rights Counsel Initiat...
Chelsea give Arsenal condition to sign Tammy Abraham
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Chelsea give Arsenal condition to sign Tammy Abraham

  Chelsea have given Arsenal a condition to sign their striker, Tammy Abraham. According to Express UK, Chelsea will only let Abraham go out on loan this summer if a deal with a permanent switch can be secured. Arsenal are interested in signing Abraham this summer transfer. Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta is keen on bringing Abraham to Emirates if a deal for the forward can be struck. The Gunners will now have to battle West Ham United for the 23-year-old’s signature. Abraham is free to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel’s squad last season. Chelsea wants to sell the England international to help fund a big-money move for Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 matches for Chelsea.
Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs
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Nagelsmann confirms Bayern star Lewandowski drawing interest from other clubs

The 32-year-old striker is reported to be dreaming of a move to Real Madrid and his coach feels speculation around his future is natural Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann says it is no surprise to see teams interested in Robert Lewandowski because of his excellent form in recent seasons. Lewandowski, 32, finished last season with 48 goals in all competitions as Bayern secured another Bundesliga title. The Poland star's form has prompted rumours that he could be set for a move this summer and Nagelsmann says he has already discussed the issue with the striker.
Atletico Madrid sign De Paul in €35m deal from Udinese
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Atletico Madrid sign De Paul in €35m deal from Udinese

The Argentina international arrives at Wanda Metropolitano on a deal that will take him through to 2026, mere days after claiming Copa America glory Atletico Madrid have secured the capture of Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese in a €35 million (£30m/$42m) deal on a five-year contract, the club has confirmed. The Argentina international joins the Rojiblancos on a half-decade-long deal through 2026, mere days after winning the Copa America with his country. His capture marks the first major piece of business for Diego Simeone's side as they look to push on from last season's title triumph in La Liga and defend their crown this coming term - and speaking after his medical was completed on Monday, the midfielder expressed his delight at sealing the switch to Spain from Italy.
Caf Champions League: Kaizer Chiefs are covered ‘with or without Baxter’ vs Al Ahly – club
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Caf Champions League: Kaizer Chiefs are covered ‘with or without Baxter’ vs Al Ahly – club

The tactician was appointed to coach Amakhosi on June 9 after the exit of Gavin Hunt, but has not yet secured his work permit PSL heavyweights Kaizer Chiefs are still optimistic about securing Stuart Baxter's work permit in order for him to be on the bench when they take on Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League final next weekend. Amakhosi announced the return of the 67-year-old on June 9, two weeks after axing Gavin Hunt. He signed a two-year contract with an option to extend it by a further two years, with Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard, who were interim co-coaches after being part of Hunt's backroom staff, serving as his assistants.
Lesley Ugochukwu: Nigeria target signs contract extension at Rennes
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Lesley Ugochukwu: Nigeria target signs contract extension at Rennes

The 17-year-old French born Nigerian has been at Roazhon Park since 2012 and made his professional debut in 2021 Lesley Ugochukwu has secured a contract extension with Ligue 1 club Stade Rennes. Ugochukwu gained promotion from the club’s youth ranks and made his senior debut in April 2021 at home against Dijon. He has been handed a one-year contract extension until 2024. “The return to the professional group is accompanied by the first good news. Rennes-born midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, 17, has extended his contract with his training club,” the club confirmed on their Instagram page.
NPFL: Atule Gifts Katsina United Season’s first away win
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NPFL: Atule Gifts Katsina United Season’s first away win

  Katsina United Football Club forward, Joseph Atule has secured for his club their first away match victory this season with the goal he scored against Jigawa Golden Stars at exactly 30 minutes into the first half. Atule’s goal which happened to be the only goal in the 90 minutes encounter held at Ahmadu Bello Stadium was enough to break the away win jinx droughts against his club, Katsina United. Shortly after the encounter, the Commissioner of Sports and Social Development, Sani Aliyu Danlami, who could not hide his joy, congratulated the club for the well-deserved victory. The excited commissioner while considering the recent performance of the club in the Nigeria Premier League declared that Governor Aminu Bello Masari’s huge investment in the club has started pay...
Ukraine Stun Sweden to Set up England Clash
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Ukraine Stun Sweden to Set up England Clash

Ukraine set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with England as Artem Dovbyk's dramatic header in stoppage time of extra-time secured a 2-1 victory over 10-man Sweden at Hampden Park. After a lacklustre extra-time period, it looked like the two sides would have to settle for penalties, but substitute Dovbyk popped up to convert Oleksandr Zinchenko's stunning cross and secure a dramatic victory for Andriy Shevchenko's team. Zinchenko's powerful strike (27) had sent Ukraine on their way in the first half, but Emil Forsberg's deflected effort (43) - his fourth goal in as many games at Euro 2020 - brought Sweden level just before half-time. Both sides had chances after the break, Serhiy Sydorchuk struck the post for Ukraine before Forsberg was denied by both the post and the cr...
Rape case: Baba Ijesha Prostrates to Thank his Lawyers after they Secured a N2m Bail for him
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Rape case: Baba Ijesha Prostrates to Thank his Lawyers after they Secured a N2m Bail for him

A video making rounds online has captured moment actor, James Olanrewaju Omiyinka a.k.a Baba Ijesha prostrated to thank his lawyers after they secured a N2m bail for him in his ongoing rape case. MCI reported earlier that Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Lagos State High Court in Ikeja granted him the bail on Thursday June 24.  Taiwo held that bail is a constitutional right and not a discretionary right. Watch the video of the actor thanking his lawyers below.........
Man Sentenced to 12 years Imprisonment for Raping two Children aged 5 and 7 in Cross River
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Man Sentenced to 12 years Imprisonment for Raping two Children aged 5 and 7 in Cross River

The Family Court sitting in Calabar, Court in Cross River State has sentenced one Godswill Idongesit Brownson to 12 years imprisonment for raping two children aged 5 and 7. Idongesit was convicted on Wednesday, June 23, by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Honourable Justice Akon Ikpeme. His conviction was secured courtesy of the Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) team. Head of BRCI, Barr. James Ibor, who confirmed the development thanked the Commissioner of Police, the Honourable Attorney General and the BRCI team for their effort in securing justice for the victims. "The Honourable Chief Judge of Cross River State, Honourable Justice Akon Ikpeme has convicted Godswill Idongesit Brownson for the rape of two children aged 5 and 7. He has been sentenced to 12 years i...
New Zealand seal Famous Series win Over England
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New Zealand seal Famous Series win Over England

New Zealand secured their first Test series win in England since 1999 after taking just under an hour to wrap up an eight-wicket win on day four of the second Test at Edgbaston. While the Black Caps can celebrate a famous triumph ahead of the World Test Championship final against India on Friday, England are left to come to terms with a first Test series defeat at home in seven years. Trent Boult (2-34) ensured there would be no heroics from the England tail as he had Olly Stone (15) caught behind with the first ball of the day, drawing laughter from the sparse Edgbaston crowd, to end the hosts' miserable second innings on 122. That left New Zealand needing just 38 to win the match and although Stuart Broad removed Devon Conway (3) early and Stone bowled Will Young (8), stand-...
Moore Header Earns Draw for Wales in Euro 2020 Opener
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Moore Header Earns Draw for Wales in Euro 2020 Opener

Kieffer Moore's second-half header secured a hard-fought point for Wales in their Euro 2020 opener as they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in Baku. The Cardiff City forward had already had the best chance of the first half - forcing an acrobatic save from Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer - but Wales rode the wave of Switzerland pressure to go in level at the break. Shortly after the restart, the Swiss took advantage of their numerous set-pieces as Breel Embolo nodded home from Xherdan Shaqiri's corner. But Wales began to fashion chances and they scored in somewhat similar fashion as Joe Morrell sent in a cross after a short corner and an inexplicably unmarked Moore glanced a header past Sommer. There was late drama in Azerbaijan too as VAR ruled out Mario Gavranovic's late ...
Zinedine Zidane Resigns as Manager of Real Madrid with Immediate Effect after Missing out on LaLiga title to Rivals Atletico Madrid
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Zinedine Zidane Resigns as Manager of Real Madrid with Immediate Effect after Missing out on LaLiga title to Rivals Atletico Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid with immediate effect. Los Blancos were knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-final and also missed out on the LaLiga title. According to Sportsmail,  Zidane would have walked away from the club regardless of whether they secured the title after Zidane sensed for some time that he did not have the backing of the club's president, Florentino Perez. Spanish publication AS, report Zidane has already informed both the club's directors and the first team squad that he has left the club. The Frenchman had been in charge of in two spells since 2016, and has won three Champions Leagues in the Spanish capital. He also guided Madrid to the LaLiga title last season but they were unable to repeat the feat this time...
Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger
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Why Chelsea Players Decided to Punish Leicester City – Rudiger

  Antonio Rudiger has hit back at Leicester City players after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Foxes on Tuesday. Rudiger said that him and his teammates decided to punish Brendan Rodgers side for ‘disrespecting’ Chelsea after the FA Cup final on Sunday. Recall that while celebrating Leicester’s FA Cup victory at Wembley, Ghanaian defender, Amartey was filmed throwing Chelsea’s pennant on the floor in the dressing room. Rudiger and his team-mates got their revenge on Tuesday evening as they secured a 2-1 victory over Brendan Rodgers’ side at Stamford Bridge to tighten their grip on a top-four finish in the Premier League. And Rudiger pointed out that Amartey’s actions gave Chelsea’s players extra motivation to beat Leicester. “We wanted to show to them because top four...
Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham
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Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham

Southampton secured back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December, overcoming already-relegated Fulham 3-1 at St Mary's. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute from the game's first shot on target as Che Adams fired home from close range following a James Ward-Prowse free-kick. They doubled their lead on the hour mark when substitute Nathan Tella tapped the ball into the net just minutes after coming on to the field, his first senior goal in professional football. Fabio Carvalho marked his full Premier League debut by pulling one back for Fulham in the 75th minute. The 18-year-old was played through by Bobby Decordova-Reid and fired the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. Substitute Theo Walcott soon restored Southampton's two-goal lead as hi...
Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns
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Man Utd Women’s Manager Resigns

  Casey Stoney has stepped down as Manchester United women’s manager. The 38-year-old took charge when the team was reformed in 2018. Stoney led United to promotion in their first season and has secured top four finishes in the last two seasons. “It has been an honour to lead the women’s team at this great club and this has been an incredibly tough decision. She added: “I now feel the time is right to take some time away and for someone else to come in and lead the team on the next stage of its journey.” Stoney is already attracting attention from clubs in the NWSL. She was also linked with the Team GB post, but Hege Riise has taken the role.
Jorginho Howler Hands Arsenal Win at Chelsea
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Jorginho Howler Hands Arsenal Win at Chelsea

Emile Smith Rowe denied Chelsea the chance to cement their top-four status as he took advantage of Jorginho's howler to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. The Blues would have all-but secured their Champions League qualification with a victory which would have taken them 10 points clear of Liverpool, who have four games left to play, but after making seven changes ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final, struggled to create clear-cut chances. Kai Havertz should have put them ahead 10 minutes in when he intercepted Gabriel's loose pass for Pablo Mari and raced clean through, but then fired over Bernd Leno's bar with only his compatriot to beat. Moments later Jorginho's equally poor back-pass was kept out by Kepa Arrizabalaga at full stretch, but Smith Rowe was on hand to bundle h...
Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final
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Man City Breeze Past PSG to Reach First CL final

Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history after Riyad Mahrez's double secured a 2-0 victory (4-1 on aggregate) over 10-man Paris Saint-Germain on a historic night at the Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola, who reaches the Champions League final for the first time since he won the competition with Barcelona in 2011, will now lead his side against either Chelsea or Real Madrid in the final in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29. But before that, they have domestic matters to attend to and could add the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup they won last month with victory against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports (kick off 5.30pm), as they bid to complete a treble. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at the Parc des Prin...
Villa Win to Dent Everton European Hopes
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Villa Win to Dent Everton European Hopes

Anwar El Ghazi's 80th-minute strike dented Everton's European hopes as Aston Villa secured a hard-fought 2-1 win at Goodison Park. Ollie Watkins' 14th Premier League goal of the season put Villa ahead after a mistake from Mason Holgate (13) but Dominic Calvert-Lewin restored parity when he met Lucas Digne's corner (19). But with the game meandering towards a draw, El Ghazi was afforded too much time to curl a shot into the far corner to clinch an eighth Premier League away win of the season for Dean Smith's side. The result means Everton remain in eighth place - nine points off the Champions League places with five games remaining - while Villa rise to ninth.
Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace
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Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match after his stunning strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, rushhoursport.com reports. Leicester announced Iheanacho as the winner on their verified Twitter handle after conclusion of votes by the club’s fans. Iheanacho came first after claiming an overwhelming 87 per cent of the votes while Johnny Evans and Timothy Castagne got seven and five per cents respectively. The in-form striker struck a beautiful curler to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left in the game against Palace. He has now taken his goals in the Premier League this season to 10 and 17 in all competitions. Leicester maintain their hold on third position on 62 points and four points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea....
Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory
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Man City Beat Spurs to Claim Carabao Cup Glory

Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. In a game dominated by City from first to last - their Expected Goals was 3.63 to Tottenham's 0.06 - the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner, which took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool - while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row. It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola's side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come. For Spurs, the 13-year wait f...
Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place
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Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place

Swansea secured a Championship play-off place on Sunday with a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Reading, whose own top-six aspirations were ended by the result. The Welsh side join Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in the end-of-season shoot-out in the English second tier. Norwich and Watford have already secured automatic promotion to the Premier League after both were relegated last year. Swansea dominated much of the first half but fell behind against the run of play when Yakou Meite nodded home in the 31st minute. Opportunist second-half efforts from Jamal Lowe and top-scorer Andre Ayew gave Swansea the lead, with Tomas Esteves’ late equaliser for Reading proving irrelevant. Ayew said he was delighted to reach the play-offs as Swansea target a return to the Premier League f...
Blades Punish Wasteful Brighton to Seal Rare Win
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Blades Punish Wasteful Brighton to Seal Rare Win

Rock-bottom Sheffield United secured only their fifth Premier League win of the season as David McGoldrick's first-half strike was enough to clinch a 1-0 victory over Brighton at Bramall Lane on Saturday Night Football. The Blades' fate was sealed last weekend when they were narrowly beaten by Wolves, but the hallmarks of their successful first season back in the top-flight were back on display during a resolute performance that ultimately came too late in their quest to beat the drop. McGoldrick's winning strike (19) was far from a thing of beauty as a series of attempted clearances and ricochets allowed the striker to shoot on the turn and wrong-foot goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. Brighton, who remain in 16th place, were denied an equaliser upon VAR review when Jakub Moder found t...
Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal
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Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal

Everton ended their 25-year wait for a win at Arsenal and moved to within three points of the Premier League's top four after Bernd Leno's calamitous own goal secured a 1-0 victory amid supporter protest at the Emirates Stadium on Friday Night Football. Richarlison's cross flashed through the Arsenal goalkeeper's legs with 14 minutes remaining as a tumultuous week at Arsenal - which began with the club's intention to join a European Super League - ended in a home defeat. The hosts thought they had been awarded a second-half penalty when Dani Ceballos was fouled by Richarlison, but Nicolas Pepe was deemed offside in the build-up upon VAR review. Everton remain in eighth position but move to within a point of sixth-placed Tottenham and are now six points clear of Arsenal in nint...

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