Sunday, November 28

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Musa equals Ighalo’s Nigeria scoring record with Liberia strike
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Musa equals Ighalo’s Nigeria scoring record with Liberia strike

Thanks to his effort against the Lone Star, the winger has become Super Eagles’ seventh joint-top scorer in football history Ahmed Musa’s last gasp effort in Nigeria’s 2-0 triumph over Liberia has seen him match Odion Ighalo to become the seventh joint-top scorer in Nigeria football history with 16 goals. The winger became the Super Eagles’ most capped player in international football when he replaced Kelechi Iheanacho in the 86th minute. And with barely the last kick of the match, he scored from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Boison Wynney de Souza brought down Victor Osimhen in the box.  
World Cup Qualifiers: Aubameyang’s winner gives Gabon lifeline
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World Cup Qualifiers: Aubameyang’s winner gives Gabon lifeline

The Arsenal star scored the crucial goal that boosted the Panthers' chances of playing in Qatar next year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal that gave Gabon a 1-0 victory over Libya in their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match on Friday. After a goalless first-half at the Stade de Franceville, Aubameyang broke the deadlock for the hosts with his strike from the penalty spot in the 54th minute. It was the 32-year-old's second goal in the qualifying campaign after he helped the Panthers beat Angola 2-0 in October.  
Leicester City eager to show quality and confidence in ‘tough’ Manchester United test
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Leicester City eager to show quality and confidence in ‘tough’ Manchester United test

The Foxes are enduring a four-game winless run in Premier League and they are yet to win a game since their victory at Norwich in August Leicester City are ready to turn their poor form around when they battle Manchester United in a Premier League encounter on Saturday. Before the international break, Brendan Rodgers' side gave up a two-goal lead in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace - a few days after they held Burnley to 2-2 draw in another league fixture. They currently occupy the 13th spot on the league table but Ademola Lookman considers the outing at King Power Stadium as an opportunity for them to return to winning ways.  
Morocco full of confidence to qualify for 2022 World Cup – Sevilla’s Munir
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Morocco full of confidence to qualify for 2022 World Cup – Sevilla’s Munir

The Atlas Lions are one of the two teams to have confirmed their progress to the final qualifying round of the global event with two games to spare Sevilla and Morocco winger Munir El Haddadi said they are optimistic of qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. The North Africans boosted their chances of making a sixth appearance in the quadrennial competition with an unbeaten run of four games that shot them to the top of Group I and confirmed their spot in the play-off round. The final hurdle for Vahid Halilhodzic's men to climb is the play-off where they will be pitched against a winner from the remaining nine groups.  
How Bruno Fernandes reportedly disobeyed Solskjaer’s order to leave penalty for Ronaldo
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How Bruno Fernandes reportedly disobeyed Solskjaer’s order to leave penalty for Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, took the penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa despite being instructed to leave it for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to The Transfer Window podcast. It was United’s first loss of the new Premier League campaign. Fernandes placed the ball on the spot with Villa a goal up and blazed his effort over the bar. Following Ronaldo’s return to United, many expected the 36-year-old to take over penalty duty from his compatriot. Solskjaer had instructed that Ronaldo take any penalty ahead of their clash with Villa, but Fernandes took it upon himself to step up. “Very interesting interaction between the Aston Villa goalkeeper, the penalty kick specialist, Emiliano Martinez, and Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo. One of the things...
BBNaija: Biggie asks housemates to pack belongings
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BBNaija: Biggie asks housemates to pack belongings

Big Brother has Instructed the top 6 finalists of the “Shine Ya Eye” edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show to pack their belongings. Biggie gave the housemates the instructions on Saturday. He told them that boxes were made available for them at the store, adding that they are expected to pick them and pack their things. It’s however unclear why the instruction was given to them though viewers are speculating that there may be an eviction tonight. Recall that Whitemoney, Liqourose, Pere, Cross, Emmanuel, and Angel last week secured a spot in the finals. However, a winner is about to emerge as the show comes to an end on Sunday. Viewers are also anticipating the last Sunday evictions as they have voted massively for their favorites in the show.
EPL: Arteta has not explained why I was dropped for Ramsdale – Leno
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EPL: Arteta has not explained why I was dropped for Ramsdale – Leno

Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, has claimed manager Mikel Arteta has not given him any reason why he has decided to go with Aaron Ramsdale as first choice. Leno admits he could leave the Emirates as early as January after losing his spot. The Gunners spent £24million to bring Ramsdale in from Sheffield United in August. The 23-year-old has quickly forced his way into Arteta’s starting XI ahead of Leno who is now considering his future in north London. “There was no clear reason why I was out, but it had nothing to do with my performance. “He is the trainer, he decides. Of course, it’s difficult for me,” Leno told Sport Bild. Inter Milan are reportedly keeping a close eye on the 29-year-old’s situation.
Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash
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Chelsea manager Tuchel confirms Mendy availability for Manchester City clash

The 29-year-old is back in contention for playing minutes after a knock kept him out of the Blues' last two matches Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has declared Edouard Mendy ready to start in goal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Manchester City. The Senegal goalkeeper missed the Blues’ matches against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa due to a knock he picked up in the Uefa Champions League game against Zenit St Petersburg. Before the setback, Mendy has started each of Chelsea’s games this season and he has been passed fit to reclaim his spot.  
Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two
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Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two

Unknown gunmen have attacked ECWA church in Kogi State, killed one person and kidnapped two others. The Church is located at Okadayo-Kabba, along Okene road, in Kogi State. The attack is coming barely few days after a jailbreak at the Federal minimum correctional centre located in Kabba and the abduction of three poultry farmers in their farm, all in the same area. DAILY POST gathered that the yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on the worshippers as church service was going on, killing one person on the spot. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said two other person who were shot are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. According to him, the Pioneer Provost of College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief J.O.T Oshadumo and one other were kidnap...
Spurs sign Barcelona defender Emerson
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Spurs sign Barcelona defender Emerson

Tottenham signed Barcelona defender Emerson Royal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million) on Tuesday. Brazil right-back Emerson agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club after spending the last two seasons on loan at Real Betis. The 22-year-old will provide competition at right-back, with Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier also battling for that spot in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team. Emerson featured for Ponte Preta and Atletico Mineiro before his move to Europe in 2019. A joint-deal with Barcelona and Real Betis saw the defender switch to La Liga, initially with the Seville-based side where he was a regular during the last two seasons. Emerson, who featured for Brazil at this year’s Copa America, officially linked up Barca for the firs...
Lightning kills two girls in Osun community
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Lightning kills two girls in Osun community

Two girls said to be related have been struck dead by lightning in Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. It was gathered that the incident occurred in the Ogo-Oluwa area of Orisa Elejin community around 4:30 pm on Sunday, August 29. A resident, Mary Ojuolape, told the Nation that the young girls were crossing a field in the area during a light rain when they were struck. "They were crossing a school football field around the Ogo-Oluwa area when they were struck down by lightning.” she said. Another resident named Dayo said there was a great crowd that gathered around the bodies of the girls. "I don’t know their names but they were siblings. The incident is sad and the entire community is sad over the incident." he added. The Chairman of...
Ikpeazu scores again but Odubajo sees red as 10-man QPR pip Middlesbrough
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Ikpeazu scores again but Odubajo sees red as 10-man QPR pip Middlesbrough

The Uganda forward continued his fine form in front of goal while the Anglo-Nigerian defender was given marching orders in the second half Uche Ikpeazu scored his second Championship goal of the season on Wednesday but it was not enough to save Middlesbrough from a 3-2 loss against 10-man Queens Park Rangers. After opening his goal account for Boro in their 2-1 win over Bristol City last Saturday, Ikpeazu continued from where he stopped with the opening goal at the Riverside Stadium. The 26-year-old stepped forward to convert from the penalty spot in the seventh minute and the effort separated both teams for the first 45 minutes.  
BBNaija: Maria likes me a lot – Saga
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BBNaija: Maria likes me a lot – Saga

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate Saga has revealed that Maria likes him a lot. Speaking during his dairy section with Biggie on Tuesday, Saga said that Maria has always given him special treatment in the house and this makes him believe that she has a soft spot for him. According to him, Maria sees him as a cool, calm guy and he is going to do his best to see that she is being respected in the house by other housemates. He, however, didn’t say if there were chances of them getting into a serious relationship as he has already declared his feelings for Nini. ”I know Maria likes me a lot. She thinks I’m a good person. I want to try my best to make sure that she is respected in the house, especially now that she is the Head of House. ”I also want to be in he...
Tricyclist arrested for robbing and raping female passenger in Edo
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Tricyclist arrested for robbing and raping female passenger in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 24 year old commercial tricyclist, Akpan Confidence, for allegedly using his vehicle to trap, rob and rape a female passenger. The victim, an undergraduate of one of the tertiary institutions in the state had hired the suspect at about 8:pm on 23 July 2021 to Ugbor area towards Airport road. Halfway into the journey, Confidence diverted to a lonely road, claiming the other one was not motorable. He then brought out a cutlass and threatened to slaughter his frightened passenger and have her buried on the spot unless she agreed to sleep with him. In the ensuing struggle, the helpless young girl who initially resisted the rapist was robbed of her cash and iPhone after which he overpowered and dragged her to an uncompleted building where...
Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico
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Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico

Brazil on Tuesday booked their place in the final of the Olympics men’s football event, following a 4-1 penalty win over Mexico. The encounter ended 0-0 after 120 minutes at the Kashima Soccer Stadium. Brazil’s Dani Alves scored the opening penalty, just beating goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, before Santos denied Mexico’s Eduardo Aguirre. The Seleção scored their next three penalties through Gabriel Martinell, Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier to seal their spot in Saturday’s final. Brazil will now face the winner between Japan vs Spain in the final. The South Americans defeated Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game in July before a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast and a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia to qualify as group leaders. Brazil defeated Egypt last week to qualify for the ...
Amotekun Corps allegedly Kill two Party Attendees in Ibadan
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Amotekun Corps allegedly Kill two Party Attendees in Ibadan

Two young men have allegedly been killed by some Amotekun officers in Ajanla, in Oke-Ado area of Ibadan Southwest Local Government of Oyo State. According to Radio Nigeria Ibadan, the deceased persons identified as Abdullahi Ishola and Rashidi Mudashiru including one Alaba Isa (pictured above), were said to be at a party organized by some youths in the area to celebrate the eve of Eid-el-kabir when the Amotekun officers allegedly stormed the venue of their party and started shooting sporadically without asking anyone any question. The stray bullets hit the deceased persons, killing them on the spot while injuring others. Responding to the allegation, the coordinator of Amotekun in Ibadan Southwest Local government, MSikiru Apanpa said the deceased men and others were allegedly tr...
Tomori feels no pressure from £25m price tag as AC Milan star eyes England spot for 2022 World Cup
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Tomori feels no pressure from £25m price tag as AC Milan star eyes England spot for 2022 World Cup

The highly-rated defender has completed a permanent move to San Siro from Chelsea and is eager to impress for Serie A giants Fikayo Tomori claims to feel no pressure from the £25 million ($34m) price tag that has taken him from Chelsea to AC Milan, with the highly rated defender looking to play his way into England's 2022 World Cup plans. The 23-year-old has seen his loan deal at San Siro turn into a permanent transfer, with Serie A giants impressed by what they saw from the talented centre-half. Tomori is aware that expectations will rise again during his second season in Italy, especially now that considerable funds have been invested in his potential, but a confident character is backing himself to thrive.
Serie A: Napoli Owner, De Laurentiis Confirms Gattuso’s exit after Missing Champions League Spot
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Serie A: Napoli Owner, De Laurentiis Confirms Gattuso’s exit after Missing Champions League Spot

  Napoli owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed that manager, Gennaro Gattuso, will leave the club following their fifth-place Serie A finish on Sunday. Gattuso’s men missed out on next season’s Champions League spot on the final day of the Serie A season over the weekend after playing a 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona at home. “Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent almost two seasons with you. Thank you for your work and I wish you success wherever you go. A hug also to your wife and children,” De Laurentiis wrote on Twitter after the match. The announcement confirmed long-running media speculation that Gattuso would depart Napoli when his contract expires in June. It was followed by a tweet from Napoli’s official Twitter handle that simply said: “Thank you, boss...
Truck Crushes three Members of a Family to Death in Ondo (photos)
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Truck Crushes three Members of a Family to Death in Ondo (photos)

Three members of a family have been crushed to death by a truck along Akure-Idanre road in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The deceased, all males, were said to be riding on a motorcycle when the truck rammed into them. They all died on the spot. Miffed by the incident, irate okada riders and residents in the area set the truck ablaze. Spokesman for the Ondo Federal Road Safety Corps, Abiola Fadumo, who confirmed the accident to The Nation on Thursday,May 20, said the presence of policemen helped to calm the situation. One of the deceased One of the deceased
EPL: Shut up, I Won’t Praise you – Thomas Tuchel tells Werner, Rudiger
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EPL: Shut up, I Won’t Praise you – Thomas Tuchel tells Werner, Rudiger

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has told his forward, Timo Werner to shut up and do his job, declining to give extra praise to him or any of his team-mates. Tuchel said the forward and the whole of the squad must focus on finishing the jobafter the Blues win over Leicester City on Tuesday night. Chelsea’s last game of the season will be against Aston Villa where they must win in order to cement a top four finish. Thomas Tuchel’s side got revenge for their FA Cup final defeat to the Foxes on Saturday by beating them at Stamford Bridge and leapfrogging Brendan Rodgers’ side up to third place in the Premier league table. Chelsea took the lead through Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho doubled their lead from the spot. Kelechi Iheanacho grabbed a goal late on but it was not ...
Luka Modric Mocks Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win Over Barcelona
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Luka Modric Mocks Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win Over Barcelona

Pitchside camara has picked Luka Modric mocking Gerard Pique after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday. Pique feels Barcelona deserved a spot kick, after Ferland Mendy appeared to pull down Martin Braithwaite in the dying minutes of the game. However, referee Gil Manzano waved play on and VAR did not intervene in the decision. Pique returned from injury but could not make Ronald Koeman’s XI for the game was only able to make the bench. At the end of the game Pique was shaking hands with Real Madrid players when Modric noticed he was queuing up for the referee. Footage picked up Modric mocking his the Spaniard, asking “You’re waiting for the ref to complain huh?” But Modric’s comment did not, however, stop the veteran defender from asking the ma...
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...
‘It is about Chelsea’ – Tuchel unconcerned after Kepa dropped by Spain
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‘It is about Chelsea’ – Tuchel unconcerned after Kepa dropped by Spain

The goalkeeper has been left fearing that he will miss out on Euro 2020, having been ever-present in his country's squads recently Thomas Tuchel has dismissed any personal concerns Kepa Arrizabalaga may have after the goalkeeper was dropped by Spain for the first time since joining Chelsea. Kepa has lost his spot at Chelsea to Edouard Mendy over the last few months, with the £22 million ($31m) summer signing from Rennes amassing an impressive 20 clean sheets in 31 appearances for the Blues, including 10 in his last 12 appearances. Mendy's rise has limited Blues record signing Kepa, who joined in a £71m ($99m) deal from Athletic Club in 2018, to just nine appearances this season. But Tuchel has called on the 26-year-old to keep focused on his work for his club.
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...
EPL: Guardiola Claims Goalkeeper Ederson Could Take Man City’s Next Penalty
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EPL: Guardiola Claims Goalkeeper Ederson Could Take Man City’s Next Penalty

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he will consider goalkeeper Ederson as the next penalty taker, after Ilkay Gundogan’s miss at Liverpool. Gundogan stepped up to take the spot kick after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Fabinho late in the first half, but put his effort over the bar. The German midfielder, however, made amends by scoring twice in the second half, as City recorded an emphatic 4-1 win at Anfield. “Gundogan missed a penalty, it’s like a routine against them, but we started really really well, doing what we want to do,” Guardiola told BBC Sport. Turning his attention to the penalty miss, Guardiola added: “It’s a problem that we have. In important moments, we cannot miss it, and it doesn’t matter the taker. “Again, I’m going to think abo...
Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna

Two brothers have been killed by bandits that attacked Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders' settlement in Kerawa ward of Igabi local government area on Thursday February 4. According to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the deceased brothers are identified as Maikudu Husaini who died on the spot during the attack, and Nafiu Husaini who died from gunshot wounds after he was rushed to the hospital. The statement adds that local vigilantes in the community mobilized to repel the attack, and in the ensuing gunfight, beat back the bandits who withdrew with several casualties
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Ajax set new Eredivisie win record with 13-0 drubbing of VVV

Lassina Traore helped himself to five goals as the reigning Dutch champions reclaimed the top spot in style Ajax achieved the biggest Eredivisie win in history on Saturday as VVV Venlo were destroyed 13-0. The reigning Dutch champions went into the clash one point behind PSV and with the chance to regain the summit after recording four wins and a draw in their opening five matches. But while Ajax were favourites to prevail against VVV, who sat 10th in the standings, nobody could have predicted the dominant manner of their victory as the hosts were simply swept away.
Bruno Fernandes happy to pass on penalty duty at Man Utd despite boasting perfect record
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Bruno Fernandes happy to pass on penalty duty at Man Utd despite boasting perfect record

The Portugal international midfielder has got plenty of practice in from the spot since joining the Red Devils, but others are allowed to step up Bruno Fernandes boasts a perfect penalty record at Manchester United, with eight efforts converted from as many attempts, but the Portuguese claims he would move aside if others wanted to step up. The Red Devils knew they were acquiring a dead-ball specialist when putting a deal in place with Sporting during the January transfer window. Fernandes slotted seamlessly into the fold at Old Trafford, with free-kicks and corners immediately falling under his remit.
He had no chance’ – Haaland enjoys penalty mind games in Dortmund win
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He had no chance’ – Haaland enjoys penalty mind games in Dortmund win

The young Norwegian star struck twice in his first Bundesliga game of the season and is as confident as ever Erling Haaland has picked up where he left off last season as he scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach and showed his mental strength from the spot. In Dortmund's first Bundesliga game of the season,  Giovanni Reyna opened the scoring in the 35th minute before winning a penalty early in the second half. After VAR intervention to award the spot-kick, Haaland stepped up and made no mistake with a low effort to the bottom left.
Real Madrid Defeat Sociedad to go top ahead of Barcelona
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Real Madrid Defeat Sociedad to go top ahead of Barcelona

Real Madrid have gone top of LaLiga, following a 2-1 win over Real Soceidad on Sunday. Los Blancos went into the game, knowing that victory will see them knock rivals Barcelona off top spot, after the Catalans could only draw 0-0 with Sevilla 24 hours before. Sergio Ramos scored from the penalty spot, before being forced off with injury. Zinedine Zidane’s men extended their lead at the Anoeta through the in-form Karim Benzema. With seven minutes left, Mikel Merino pulled one back for the hosts, but Madrid held on for all three points. Real Madrid and Barcelona both have 65 points after 30 fixtures, but the team from the capital are top on head-to-head.
Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road
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Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road

Rangers FC striker, Ifeanyi George has been confirmed dead after he was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning. The 26-year-old former Enyimba star was travelling from Enugu to Lagos with two unidentified teammates when they ran into a heavy-duty truck along Benin-Ore road, with none of them surviving the ghastly accident. It was also revealed that the trio embarked on the journey after their club gave them a break following the postponement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rangers team manager, Amobi Ezeaku confirmed the sad news to TheCable, saying: “It is a black Sunday in Nigerian football and sad to say the least.”  “Yes, its true that Ifeanyi George died on the spot but will confirm others to you as I ...
Amber Rose cries out over not getting the number 1 spot in ‘greatest hoes of all time’ list
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Amber Rose cries out over not getting the number 1 spot in ‘greatest hoes of all time’ list

Amber Rose is sulking over not getting the number 1 hoe spot in 'greatest hoes of all time' list, even though she topped Mary Magdalene.   According to the pregnant model, she deserves to be number 1 because she held many slutwalks and also has two baby daddies. Asides that, Amber Rose also claimed to have put in her blood, sweat and tears for it all. She however congratulated Christiana Milan for getting the number 1 spot on the list.   Amber wrote; This is bullshit I’ve worked my entire life for this, put in my blood, sweat and tears, I’ve had Slutwalks and even 2 different baby Daddies!! And I still can’t get the #1Hoe spot???? Dammmnnn smh ?? #outraged Congratulations to my girl @christinamilian tho  
Will South Africa break Nigeria Afcon jinx?
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Will South Africa break Nigeria Afcon jinx?

The quarter-final between Bafana Bafana and Super Eagles is upon us in Cairo. Who do you think will reign supreme? South Africa go into Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash against Nigeria knowing a victory will secure a spot in the last four. Bafana Bafana reached the last eight following a shock 1-0 win over hosts Egypt, while the Super Eagles produced an incredible comeback to send Cameroon packing. This encounter at the Cairo Stadium will be the third meeting between these sides at Afcon, with Nigeria boasting a 100% record. Worse still, the one-time African champions have failed to score against their West African foes in either of those matches.
Messi Speaks on Valverde Getting Sacked
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Messi Speaks on Valverde Getting Sacked

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has called for manager Ernesto Valverde, to be kept at the club beyond this season. Valverde’s future at the Nou Camp is up in the air, following another Champions League debacle this year. The Spanish champions squandered a 3-0 first leg advantage at Anfield, falling 4-0 to the Reds in the return match of their Champions League semi-final. It is the second straight year featuring a return leg collapse for the LaLiga giants, after blowing another three-goal lead against Roma in the quarter-finals of the competition last season. “I would like Valverde to continue. You may like it or not, but as we play this year we can win another double. But this is a very big spot. “In these two years, two games were...
Solskjaer Reveals Who Caused Manchester United’s 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal
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Solskjaer Reveals Who Caused Manchester United’s 2-0 Defeat to Arsenal

Manchester United interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blamed his players for giving Arsenal too much room, following their 2-0 loss at the Emirates on Sunday. Granit Xhaka’s shot swerved past David De Gea to give the Gunners the lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed victory from the spot in the second half. Solskjaer feels his players had a hangover from their 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek and started slowly. “Well we started slow and maybe a backlash from Wednesday. We created chances but when they get the first goal it’s a different game. “We played a better game today than in the cup. We had more chances. Sometimes this happens. “Today I can’t remember any proper saves De Gea has to make. I think the r...
Mourinho’s Next Job Revealed
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Mourinho’s Next Job Revealed

Jose Mourinho could be set for a quick return to management, with Benfica reported to be considering his appointment. Despite back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017, Benfica fired manager Rui Vitoria on Thursday, after a poor run of results which sees them sit seven points behind leaders Porto in fourth spot. According to The Times, Benfica are considering re-hiring Mourinho for the remainder of the season, to fill Vitoria’s void and help steady the ship in the second half of the 2018/2019 campaign. Benfica was the first club that Mourinho managed, taking the helm at the Águias between September and December in 2000. He won six of his 11 games while in charge, drawing three and losing two.
Aruna Quadri Begins 2019 as Africa’s Best on ITTF Ranking
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Aruna Quadri Begins 2019 as Africa’s Best on ITTF Ranking

Aruna Quadri was ranked as Africa’s best player going into the New Year yesterday at 26th position by ITTF ITTF RANKING Duro Ikhazuagbe Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri heads into the 2019 season as the best African player on the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranking released Wednesday. Quadri, 30, is ranked 26th, the same position he occupied to end the 2018 season on 9,394 points. His point haul came from eight of his best performances during the 2018 season. He won the ITTF African Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius to earn his biggest points and followed it up with a runner up spot at the ITTF African Cup in Nairobi, Kenya. Quadri was the fans favourite when he stepped out at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos for...
Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play
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Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

Olurotimi Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Mostorsports community for staging the second edition of OndoRally in Akure and says the government was impressed at the amount of resources and passion the event brought to the state. “It is pleasing to the see what young and independent minded indigenes of the state are doing; to support the tourism and sports initiative of the state with this event. We are proud of it and look forward to it getting bigger and also becoming a platform for deeper engagement with the youths” he said The event run by Work and Play debuted last year alongside a golf event with an off road event at Ilara-Mokin, outskirt of the state capital. The 2018 edition which held on Friday November 16 and Saturday 18 was an expanded...
Sarri Backs Hazard to Become World’s Best at Chelsea
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Sarri Backs Hazard to Become World’s Best at Chelsea

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has the potential to become the world’s best player while still representing the Premier League club, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday. The in-form Hazard had suggested this month that he may need to join a Spanish club in order to win the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded every year to the world’s best player. The Belgium international, who has a contract with Chelsea until 2020, has also stated his desire to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid. “Eden is a fantastic player. It’ll be important for us if he will remain. He can win everything, also the Ballon d’Or, here without playing in Spain,” Sarri told a news conference before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. “Chelsea will be able to win the Champions League, Belgium will b...
Libya Coach Who Accused Super Eagles Of Using ‘Juju’ Quits Ahead Of Nigeria Clash
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Libya Coach Who Accused Super Eagles Of Using ‘Juju’ Quits Ahead Of Nigeria Clash

  The coach of Libya, Adel Amrouche has quit his job just three days to the clash between his team and Nigeria. Adel Amrouche Barely three days to the AFCON 2019 qualifier between Nigeria and Libya, Adel Amrouche has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Libyan national team. Libyan daily, Alwasat.ly, announced yesterday that Amrouche has quit his job after going six months without his salary paid, Amrouche was appointed Omar Al-Maryami’s successor in May. The newspaper also revealed that Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo on Saturday. Al-Maryami has already taken charge of the team’s training in Tunisia following the sudden exit of Amrouche. Libya occupy the top spot in Group E of the AFCON qualifiers wi...
Eagles Training: Ighalo Undergoes Special Drills On Scoring, Success Scores Screamer
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Eagles Training: Ighalo Undergoes Special Drills On Scoring, Success Scores Screamer

One of the major highlights of the first training session of the Super Eagles was the drills organised for top striker Odion Ighalo by coach Gernot Rohr. Ighalo has found goals hard to come by in Super Eagles shirt as opposed to his form in front of goal for his Chinese team Chanchung Yatai as he has scored 20 goals from 25 games this season, so far. Odion Ighalo Meanwhile he has just five goals for Nigeria in over three years with only three of those goals coming in competitive games and two came via the spot. The rest of his goals were scored in friendly games. Yesterday he was subjected to special drills on goal scoring with coach Rohr instructing other players to knock balls to the 29 year old in the drill, held separately from the rest of the squad’s training. In the f...
Nigeria’s D’Tigress Beat Greece 57-56 To Book Q-Final Spot
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Nigeria’s D’Tigress Beat Greece 57-56 To Book Q-Final Spot

Nigeria’s senior female basketball team , D’Tigress on Wednesday defeated Greece to book a quarter final spot at the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup. The team finished second in Group B with two victories from three games and were paired against Greece who finished third in their group with just one win in three games in the playoffs to determine who joins the group winners in the quarterfinals. READ ALSO: Ranieri coy on Roma link Following the victory, they will take on reigning and two time consecutive world champions United Sates of America on Friday, September 28.
Nigerian Porn Star, Annie Blonde Recounts Incidents That Made Her Join Porn Industry
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Nigerian Porn Star, Annie Blonde Recounts Incidents That Made Her Join Porn Industry

Nigerian porn star, Annie Blonde, who before now featured in porn movies with Nigerian porn King, Kingtblakhoc before going solo, has recounted incidents that made her join the porn industry. According to the Nigerian porn star, she was raped after she was sent out in the night by her aunt all because she forgot a meat worth #1,000. Annie Blonde added that she left University of Ibadan in her 200level, and also looked for job everywhere with nobody to help. Read her post on her journey to the porn industry below; Am not Wrighting this to get pity or love frm anyone ,Let me start from this I grew up with my uncle and aunty I went to primary sch secondary sch and then to the university I left ui when I was in 200l going to 300l I really never wanted to leave but I had to leave when I ...
Hazard Can Be Premier League Top-Scorer, Says Chelsea’s Sarri
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Hazard Can Be Premier League Top-Scorer, Says Chelsea’s Sarri

Eden Hazard can score 40 goals this season and win the Premier League Golden Boot, according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Belgium forward scored a hat-trick to maintain the club’s perfect start to the season. Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Sarri believes Hazard can become the best player in Europe and outstrip even arch poachers Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah following his three goals in a 4-1 victory against Cardiff on Saturday. READ ALSO: Mercedes cautions despite Hamilton’s Singapore ‘stardust’ “We have spoken and I told him...
Man Loses Job Opportunity After Doing This To Prospective Employer
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Man Loses Job Opportunity After Doing This To Prospective Employer

  Popular online blogger and CEO of Break Or Make Up, Blessing Okoro, has taken to her Instagram page to narrate how a man she was supposed to help get a job, treated her shabbily because he didn't know her. According her, they were supposed to meet at a designated spot and, on the way to the agreed place, they met in a keke napep but didn't know each other. She had no idea he was the man she was going to meet and he didn't also know she was the one he was going to meet for help. During the keke ride, he was so unkind to her only to later discover who she was. Blessing who shared the story, wrote: ************ "Always learn to be kind even to those who cant offer you nothing.   Yesterday I had to visit somewhere and it was raining so I did not want to drive there since I wa...
Michy Batshuaye Poses For A Picture With Torres & Diego Costa
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Michy Batshuaye Poses For A Picture With Torres & Diego Costa

Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in a trilling encounter which saw Morata and Batshuaye scored after Anton Griezmann’s goal from the penalty spot. Batshuaye took a picture with former Atlético captain and legend, Fernando Torres and former Chelsee striker Diego Costa.
Diamond League: Okagbare Claims Third Spot In Paris
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Diamond League: Okagbare Claims Third Spot In Paris

Nigerian queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, finally had a podium finish at the IAAF Diamond League as she finished third in the 100m Women’s event in Paris on Saturday night. Okagbare ran a season’s best time of 11.09 secs but she could only finish in third place behind Jamaica’s Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson who won the race with a time of 10.91secs. The Jamaican was pleased with her victory even as she added that she is in top shape for the World Championships in London. “The result is not bad especially after two false starts,” said Thompson. “But this was a great preparation for the World Championships. Coming straight from the Jamaican Trials, it was important to get back in the blocks. It is different weather in Jamaica! But I am glad for my first time ...

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