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WBC must give Tyson Fury ‘no choice’ but to fight me next as mandatory challenger – Dillian Whyte says

Dillian Whyte has demanded that the WBC force Tyson Fury to face him next following his victory over Deontay Wilder. The Gypsy King, 33, ended his rivalry with the Bronze Bomber on Saturday night after securing an 11th round knockout victory in Las Vegas. However, Fury has maintained that he will take a break before deciding his next plan with Whyte the WBC's mandatory challenger for his title, while a unification fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Anthony Joshua could be on the horizon. Whyte has now come out to state that he must fight Fury next and that the WBC must compel the Gypsy King to face him. 'Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn't,' Whyte told Sky Sports News. 'Hopefully now the WBC forces my positio...
Controversial transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard is named sportswoman of the year
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Controversial transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard is named sportswoman of the year

Controversial transgender weightlifter, Laurel Hubbard has been named sportswoman of the year by the University of Otago in New Zealand. She was awarded this title by the university based in Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand at the Blues awards on Tuesday. She is the first transgender winner of the award in its 113 year history celebrating sporting greatness. Ms Hubbard, 43, became the first openly transgender woman to compete in a solo event at the Olympics when she qualified for the women's 87+ kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympic Games earlier this year. Ms Hubbard said she was 'grateful for all of the support and kindness received from the teaching staff and students at Otago University' in a statement to the Otago Daily Times. 'It is not possible for athletes t...
BBNaija: I’m a winner already – Liquorose
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BBNaija: I’m a winner already – Liquorose

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija finalist, Liquorose, on Friday, said she feels like a winner already. Liquorose explained that she feels like a winner for scaling through to the final of BBNaija reality television show. She disclosed this during her diary room session with Biggie. Liquorose, who is known for her dance steps, expressed excitement for making it to the finale. The 26-year-old said, “A guaranteed spot in the finale? That’s huge. I feel like a winner already. I’ve pictured it, I’ve imagined it but I didn’t see it coming this way. “Finals is winning for me already. Whatever happens, I put it in God’s hands. But I’m happy I’m going to the finals. Big Brother, I don’t even have any words to describe how I feel.” She got a guaranteed spot at the finale of the show when...
Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry
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Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has claimed Lionel Messi is not the answer to Paris Saint-Germain’s problems. Henry hailed Messi as “superhuman”, but feels PSG need to work on their defence if they want to win silverware this season. Messi signed for the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer after his shock exit from Barcelona, but Henry insists “balance is most important”. Henry said on Amazon Prime: “We are talking about the team in which I played at Barcelona, but people forget to point out that we weren’t conceding a lot of goals. “Teams that don’t concede a lot of goals are not far from the title, or even from the Champions League. “When you have superhuman players, it gets a little easier but when I see how PSG is evolving at the moment, they concede...
Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois signs new five-year contract at Santiago Bernabeu
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Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois signs new five-year contract at Santiago Bernabeu

The Belgian number one joined Los Blancos in 2018 and helped them to win the Liga title in the 2019-20 campaign Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract at Real Madrid until the summer of 2026. Courtois joined Madrid from Chelsea in summer 2018 for £35 million ($48m), having previously spent three years on loan with their city rivals Atletico. He helped them to win the Liga title in the 2019-20 campaign, so far his only major trophy at Santiago Bernabeu.  
Emmanuel Petit exposes Arsenal’s major weakness this season
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Emmanuel Petit exposes Arsenal’s major weakness this season

Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit, has exposed the club’s major weakness this season. Petit said that Arsenal’s defense has been their biggest weakness for the past couple of years. He added that Arsenal are “no longer an attractive club”, admitting that he is losing interest in his old club. According to him, top players with profile do not want to sign for Arsenal. Petit, who was a vital part of Arsene Wenger’s title winning side in 1997/98, stated this at the weekend as Arsenal lost 2-0 in their Premier League opener against Brentford. “Little by little, I am losing interest in Arsenal, with this way of playing it does not generate any emotion to see their games”, Petit told French outlet RMC. “They give me no emotions and I find that I don’t get the ...
Akwa United’s Boboye shifts focus to Caf Champions League after historic NPFL triumph
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Akwa United’s Boboye shifts focus to Caf Champions League after historic NPFL triumph

After helping the Promise Keepers win their maiden Nigerian top-flight title, the tactician is aiming to lead the team to a fruitful outing in Africa   Coach Kennedy Boboye has shifted focus to Akwa United’s Caf Champions League campaign after leading the Promise Keepers to Nigeria Professional League glory. Inspired by a Charles Atshimene hat-trick, the Uyo-based outfit mauled MFM 5-2 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium to end their NPFL title wait with a game to spare. Following winning their maiden top-flight crown, the former Nigeria international now boasts of two winners medals after leading Plateau United to the country’s elite division diadem in 2017 after leaving Abia Warriors. While revelling in Akwa’s historic feat, Boboye claims his next goal is to lead the te...
Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM
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Akwa United secure maiden NPFL title after thrashing MFM

  The Promise Keepers thrilled their fans in Uyo on Sunday by securing the Nigerian top-flight crown with an emphatic win Akwa United have won the 2020-21 Nigeria Professional Football League title after they defeated MFM FC 5-2 in their penultimate fixture of the season on Sunday. Charles Atshimene stood out for the hosts at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium as his hat-trick of goals helped crush the Olukoya Boys, who are winless in their last eight matches on the road. Atshimene opened the scoring in the 24th minute followed by Alimi Adebayo's own goal on the stroke of half-time which gave Kennedy Boboye's side a two-goal lead at the half-time break.  
We lacked humility’ – Aguilar admits Cruz Azul players let Liga MX title change them
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We lacked humility’ – Aguilar admits Cruz Azul players let Liga MX title change them

La Maquina were stunned by Mazatlan in their first Apertura match last weekend Cruz Azul defender Pablo Aguilar has admitted the team allowed winning the Liga MX title last season change its mentality in their Apertura opener last weekend. With the weight of a 23-year championship drought no longer on the shoulders of every player who joins La Maquina, they have become too arrogant in their success, Aguilar told reporters, leading to a shock 2-0 defeat to Mazatlan last weekend. So, the center back has asked for Cruz Azul to "go back to being that humble team" that triumphed last term over Santos Laguna.
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Simone Biles Breaks her Silence after Shock Olympics Withdrawal

Team USA superstar gymnast, Simone Biles has broken her silence after  her shock withdrawal from the individual all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles, who won four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Games, including the individual all-around title, announced early on Wednesday morning that she has chosen not to defend her title, after consulting with USA Gymnastics officials following her sudden withdrawal from the team competition on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening, she took to Twitter to thank her fans for their 'love and support.' 'The outpouring love & support I’ve received has made me realize I’m more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before,' Biles tweeted on Wednesday night.
Kaizer Chiefs 0-3 Al Ahly: Red Devils humble Amakhosi to clinch 10th Caf Champions League titleW
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Kaizer Chiefs 0-3 Al Ahly: Red Devils humble Amakhosi to clinch 10th Caf Champions League titleW

The Egyptian football powerhouse showed their class and quality in the second-half after the Soweto giants were reduced to 10 men Al Ahly successfully defended their Caf Champions League crown after securing a 3-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the final, which took place at the Stade Mohammed V in Morocco on Saturday. Goals from Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdi Afsha and Amr El Solia inspired the Egyptian giants to a well-deserved win over their South African opponents, who were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Happy Mashiane in the 45th minute. The Amakhosi were making their maiden appearance in the final and had a decent start to the match - pressing high with their attackers Samir Nurkovic, Mashiane and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo showing good movement in Al Ahly's half. ...
Bartlett blames Mashiane for Kaizer Chiefs defeat
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Bartlett blames Mashiane for Kaizer Chiefs defeat

Pitso Mosimane's Al-Ahly scored three goals in the second half to successfully defend their title, making it a 10th in total for the Cairo club Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Shaun Bartlett says his former club paid the price for a lack of experience in the Caf Champions League final defeat against Al Ahly at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on Saturday. The moment which undeniably swung the match came just before the interval, when a reckless tackle by Happy Mashiane on Akram Tawfik in first half added time resulted in the Chiefs winger being sent off, following a VAR check. The challenge was made inside the Al Ahly half and was not needed - Mashiane's rush of blood to the head proved to be Chiefs' downfall, as Bartlett said in the SuperSport TV studio after the game in Morocco: ...
Fan View: Would Kaizer Chiefs ’21 eclipse Orlando Pirates ’95?
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Fan View: Would Kaizer Chiefs ’21 eclipse Orlando Pirates ’95?

Amakhosi are the only ones not to have won the continent’s elite club competition among the PSL’s big three Kaizer Chiefs face Al Ahly in neutral Casablanca, Morocco on Saturday as they bid for a first-ever Caf Champions League title. With Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns having won the Champions League before in 1995 and 2016, respectively, Chiefs are the only South African football heavyweight yet to conquer the continent. Fans have had their say, with the majority feeling that Chiefs winning the Caf Champions League on Saturday will eclipse Orlando Pirates' victory in 1995.
Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar
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Copa America final: What I told Messi after Argentina beat Brazil – Neymar

Brazil forward, Neymar, has revealed that he told Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, ‘son of a bitch, you beat me’ following his country’s Copa America final 1-0 defeat to La Albiceleste on Sunday morning. Neymar, a former club teammate with Messi during his time at Barcelona, said this while breaking his silence on Brazil’s defeat to Argentina at the Maracana Stadium. Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal sealed Argentina’s 1-0 victory against Brazil. Reacting, Neymar, in a post via his Instagram account on Monday, wrote, “Losing hurts me, it hurts me… it’s something I still haven’t learned to live with,” Neymar wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, when I lost, I went to give a hug to the biggest and best in history that I saw playing. “My friend and brother MESSI, I was sad and I ...
Euro 2020: Finidi George Snubs England, predicts winners of tournament
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Euro 2020: Finidi George Snubs England, predicts winners of tournament

Former Nigeria international, Finidi George, has tipped either Spain or Italy to win the ongoing European Championship. The quarter-final of the competition began on Friday evening. Spain eliminated Switzerland via penalties, while Italy beat Belgium 2-1. They will now face off in the last four. George feels the winner of the tournament will be decided in that game. “That’s a tough one but I tip Spain or Italy for the title. “They have won it in the past and the experience is there – which I believe will play a key role in terms of determining the winner. “However, any team can spring up surprises and win. You can never tell because this is football,” George told Goal.
Partey: Ghana’s preparations will set the tone for successful Afcon in Cameroon
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Partey: Ghana’s preparations will set the tone for successful Afcon in Cameroon

The Arsenal ace looks ahead to the continental showpiece as the Black Stars target a fifth title Ghana midfielder Thomas Teye Partey believes good preparations will play a big role in their quest to win the Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon next year. The Black Stars are in search for a fifth success, their last victory coming far back in 1982. On three occasions in recent times, they made it to the grand finale but ultimately lost out on the royal diadem.
Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy
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Caf Champions League: Al Ahly understand quality of Esperance de Tunis and ‘we must win’ – El Shenawy

The Red Devils custodian highlights the importance of achieving a positive result in Rades ahead of the second leg at home Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy has noted they understand the quality of their Caf Champions League opponents Esperance de Tunis and their focus is to reach the final. The Red Devils from Egypt will face the Tunisian giants at Hammadi Agrebi Olympic Stadium in Rades in the first-leg semi-final clash on Saturday with the return leg scheduled to be played on July 25 in Cairo. Speaking ahead of the fixture, El Shenawy, who doubles as the club’s captain, has explained the mood in camp insisting as players, they have always put their desire in retaining the title and will focus to win the two-legged tie.
‘I would like to go to America’ – Conte hints at interest in future MLS job
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‘I would like to go to America’ – Conte hints at interest in future MLS job

The former Inter and Chelsea boss has been opening up about his future plans after leaving the Serie A champions Antonio Conte has hinted he would be interested in managing in MLS in the future after admitting he is keen to experience life in America. Conte is a free agent after quitting Inter Milan last month despite leading them to their first Serie A title in a decade. The former Chelsea boss held advanced talks with Tottenham over a possible return to the Premier League, but an agreement is unlikely.
Phil Mickelson bags $12 million prize money after winning PGA Championship at the age of 50, becoming oldest golf major winner ever
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Phil Mickelson bags $12 million prize money after winning PGA Championship at the age of 50, becoming oldest golf major winner ever

  Phil Mickelson, aged 50 has become the oldest golf major winner in history after finishing at six-under to win the PGA Championship on Sunday, May 23. Apart from the trophy he also bagged a $12m prize money for winning the tournament, a major victory considering that his last major win was the 2013 British Open. This is his sixth major title.   The previous oldest major winner was Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA at 48. Mickelson turns 51 next month. “This is just an incredible feeling,” Mickelson said. “I just believed that it was possible but yet everything was saying that it wasn’t.” Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka rallied late and finished tied for second at four-under, two strokes back. Koepka, who had won the PGA in 2018 and 2019, was ...
If you don’t have it, you don’t talk about it’ – Guardiola not thinking about Champions League final ahead of Chelsea clash
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If you don’t have it, you don’t talk about it’ – Guardiola not thinking about Champions League final ahead of Chelsea clash

The Manchester City manager says the focus is on securing the Premier League title despite a European rematch with Thomas Tuchel's side in three weeks Pep Guardiola says he will not be thinking about the Champions League final when Manchester City face Chelsea at the weekend. Victory over Thomas Tuchel’s side on Saturday would guarantee City their third Premier League title in four years, irrespective of results elsewhere. The City boss said too much can happen for both sides between now and the final on May 29 to be using this fixture as an opportunity to prepare.
Eriksen ‘really happy’ at Inter after tough start as exit talk fades around Danish playmaker
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Eriksen ‘really happy’ at Inter after tough start as exit talk fades around Danish playmaker

  The former Tottenham star has faced plenty of challenges in Italy, but he is now thriving under Antonio Conte and is a Serie A title winner Christian Eriksen claims to be feeling "really happy" after coming through a testing start to his spell at Inter to now be a Serie A title winner under Antonio Conte. The Danish playmaker headed for the exits at Tottenham in January 2020 as a new challenge was sought after almost seven years in England. Adapting to new surroundings proved problematic, as the 29-year-old saw another move mooted, but Eriksen has played his way back into form and is now a champion in Italy after embracing the methods of a demanding coach.
Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko
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Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government area of Ondo state. The directive is enclosed a statement released by Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation. Earlier on Monday, violence rocked the Ikare Akoko community over the Olokoja chieftaincy title. Chief Ogunye Idowu and Chief Sunday Bada have also been barred by Governor Akeredolu from parading themselves as Olokoja of Okoja. According to the statement, the curfew takes effect from 6.00 pm on May 5, 2021. The statement read; “Government warns that Security Agencies have been deployed and mandated to enforce the curfew. Accordingly, anyone who violates or contravenes this order shall face the full wrath of the Law. Dire consequences...
‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title
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‘I hope Man Utd don’t keep Cavani’ – Keane says Man Utd need a new striker to compete for Premier League title

A former Old Trafford favourite doesn't think the Red Devils can rely on the veteran forward as their main source of goals Roy Keane has admitted that he hopes Manchester United don't keep Edinson Cavani beyond the summer, while hinting that they will need a new striker in order to compete for the Premier League title. Cavani has been a big hit at Old Trafford since joining United on a free transfer last summer, providing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an invaluable extra option in the final third as his team have dealt with the intense fixture schedule caused by the coronavirus crisis. It has been reported that the Red Devils will take up the option to extend the 34-year-old's contract by an extra year, but Keane thinks they should be looking to bring in a younger forward in order t...
Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]
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Liverpool to offload 16 players [Full list]

  Liverpool will offload 16 of their players this summer and are willing to listen to offers from other clubs, according to The Athletic. The Premier League title holders will embark on a major squad overhaul, with manager, Jurgen Klopp needing a major change following disastrous title defence. They are looking to bring in additions, with a deal for Ibrahima Konate already in the pipeline and expensive fringe players will be allowed to leave the club. The Athletic‘s James Pearce reports that Klopp and sporting director, Michael Edwards have already identified six players they are willing to sell. These players include striker Divock Origi and winger Xherdan Shaqiri have been told they can leave. Others are 24-year-old Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Sheyi Ojo and Ben...
EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season
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EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season

The Premier League has confirmed dates when the 2021/2022 Premier League will kick off and end. The next season will begin August 14, 2021, and end May 22, 2022. The current season, which was hampered by the outbreak of COVID-19, started on September 12, 2021. It is scheduled to end May 23, 2021. Liverpool is the defending champions but is already out of the running to retain their title. Manchester City is currently top of the Premier League with 71 points. Pep Guardiola’s men are 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United with eight games left to play.
Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight
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Floyd Mayweather to Team up with Anthony Joshua and offer him Advice Before Tyson Fury Megafight

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he intends to link up with Anthony Joshua and give him advice before his mammoth world title fight with Tyson Fury. The British heavyweights will finally meet this year to decide who wins the four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion and Floyd Mayweather, who is undefeated as a professional boxer says he will be providing Anthony Joshua with advice before the fight. Mayweather was ringside in London for Joshua’s ninth-round stoppage of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev back in December where he offered tactical advice during the fight. After the fight, Mayweather also visited Joshua privately at home. Mayweather says he will be teaming up with him now that the fight with Fury (an undefeated boxer) has been agreed. “I look forward to work...
Nigeria’s Duo Of Balogun, Aribo Celebrate Glasgow Rangers Title Success
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Nigeria’s Duo Of Balogun, Aribo Celebrate Glasgow Rangers Title Success

Nigeria duo Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo have expressed their delight at winning the Scottish Premiership title with Glasgow Rangers. Rangers won their 55th Scottish top-flight title after Celtic’s 0-0 draw against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday officially ended their bid for 10-in-a-row. Celtic needed to take maximum points from their trip to Dundee United after Rangers’ 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday took them to the brink of securing their first Premiership title since 2011. The defender and midfielder took to the social media to celebrate the win. ”#Champion55,”Balogun wrote on Twitter handle. “55,” Aribo tweeted. Balogun, who linked up with Rangers last summer after severing ties with Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion has made 18 league appea...
Actress Laide Bakare Bags Title As Leader Of Islamic Affairs
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Actress Laide Bakare Bags Title As Leader Of Islamic Affairs

Popular Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare, recently took to social media to announce and celebrate her latest achievement. In a post which she shared on her official Instagram page, the excited actress posted a flier that had her photo and indicated that she has been conferred a title by a Muslim prayer ministry. The title translated in English as leader of Islamic affairs was given to her in recognition of her contribution towards the participation and development of Islam, humanity, and most importantly the ministry itself. The event and certificate presentation is slated to hold on March 7. "Awwww I’m so grateful for this New tittle As (ASIWAJU ADINI ) @sheikhabdrosheed_aseolohun and All members of Alimosho Hizbullahi Int thanks so much for the recognition."   ...
Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola Reveals Players he Will Drop
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Man City vs Wolves: Guardiola Reveals Players he Will Drop

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has warned his players that anyone that thinks the Premier League title is already won will be dropped. City are 12 points clear at the top of the table with 12 games left. Ahead of their home fixture against Wolves on Tuesday, Guardiola is wary about complacency setting into the squad. “When I feel that everyone is thinking the job is done, or how good it is, this guy is not going to play. “I’m so intuitive to know exactly the guys who are not ready to continue what we have to do,” Guardiola told a news conference on Monday. City are on course for a quadruple of winning the Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson
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Chelsea Will not Win Title With Giroud, Abraham as their Two Centre Forwards – Paul Merson

  Chelsea will not win the English Premier League title with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards. This claim was made by Arsenal hero, Paul Merson. Merson said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League home clash against Manchester United on Sunday evening at Stamford Bridge. “I have said all along that Chelsea are set up for three at the back. But it’s going to take a bit of time to get it right,” Merson wrote in his column for Daily Star. “And they are not going to win the league with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as their two centre forwards.” Chelsea are currently in the fifth position on the EPL log with 43 points after 25 games. The Blues have not lost a game since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. They...
Turkish Women’s Cup: Super Falcons Thrash Equatorial Guinea 9-0; Claim First Title
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Turkish Women’s Cup: Super Falcons Thrash Equatorial Guinea 9-0; Claim First Title

The Super Falcons emerged winners of the Turkish Women’s Cup after a comprehensive 9-0 win against Equatorial Guinea at the Emir Sports Complex on Tuesday morning. Randy Waldrum’s charges won all three games in the games in the competition. Ogbonna Kanu put the African champions ahead in the eighth minute. Captain of the side Asisat Oshoala scored twice from the spot in the 11th and 13th minutes. The Barcelona forward completed her hat-trick with the fourth goal in the 26th minute slotting into an empty net after beating the goalkeeper. Toni Payne then set up Uchenna Kanu for Nigeria’s fifth goal in the 36th minute. Kehinde Akinwande replaced Onome Ebi in the 37th minute as the Super Falcons made their first change of the game. It was the turn of Charity Adule to r...
Novak Djokovic Wins Third Straight Australian Open Title in Dominating Display Over Daniil Medvedev
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Novak Djokovic Wins Third Straight Australian Open Title in Dominating Display Over Daniil Medvedev

Tennis star, Novak Djokovic, beat fourth-ranked Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, February 21, to win his 18th career Grand Slam title. Djokovic ranked No. 1 in the world, defeated Medvedev of Russia, 7-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the Australian Open men’s singles final . The first test came early for Medvedev, after Djokovic broke him in his first service game and cruised to a 3-0 lead. But a game later, Medvedev outclassed Djokovic on a 28-shot rally that had both players moving from sideline to sideline to get his first chance to break Djokovic’s serve. Minutes later it was 3-3. Medvedev Serving at 5-6 and down a point, he sent a forehand wide with Djokovic pushing to the net, and caught a bad break ticked the top of the net cord and gave Djokovic a sitter for an easy passing shot. ...
UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Reveals Why he Won’t Fight Fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya
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UFC Champion Kamaru Usman Reveals Why he Won’t Fight Fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman (pictured top right) has revealed he would be interested moving up to the middleweight division, but only if his friend and fellow Nigerian Israel Adesanya (pictured top left) is no longer champion. Usman, a Nigerian and American says he would 'absolutely' consider stepping up to the 185 pounds category after he beat Gilbert Burns 34 seconds into the third round at UFC 258 - taking his record to 18-1, defending his title for the third time. However, he admitted the move is dependent on Adesanya as he 'would never entertain going up to fight his friend as he would rather 'two Africans held belts than one African with two belts'. Usman said he would consider the step up if Adesanya says he wants 'nothing to do with' the middleweight any...
EPL: Arsenal “Offered Vardy a Lot of Money” – Wenger
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EPL: Arsenal “Offered Vardy a Lot of Money” – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has admitted that the club “offered a lot of money” to land Jamie Vardy in 2016. However, Vardy eventually decided to stay with Leicester City. The England striker became one of the most sought after players in England, after he fired the Foxes to the Premier League title. One of his admirers was Arsenal. When asked on beIN Sports how close he came to signing Vardy, Wenger said: “I offered him a lot of money at the time. “Leicester had just won the championship in 2016, and [Vichai] Srivaddhanaprabha at the time, who unfortunately after had the helicopter accident, did absolutely not want to lose him and they offered him a longer contract and approximately the same money, if not more.”
Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville
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Man Utd Will not Win Title This Year – Gary Neville

Gary Neville has said Manchester United will not win the title this year, but expects his former club to challenge for it next season. United dropped more points last week, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s  late goal ensuring they drew 3-3 with Everton at Old Trafford. With Manchester City thrashing Liverpool on Sunday, the Red Devils are now five points off the league leaders, having played a game more. Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, Neville said: “They’re not there yet, I know it’s disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. I think they’re on the right track. “It has been clear in the last few weeks. Drawing against Arsenal, drawing against Liverpool, losing against Sheffield United, drawing against Everton, that is not going to win you the title. And for me, I don’t expe...
Morocco Defeats Mali 2-0 To Retain African Nations Championship Title
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Morocco Defeats Mali 2-0 To Retain African Nations Championship Title

The Atlas Lions became the first team ever to retain the African Nations Championship as they defeated the Eagles in Sunday's final Morocco scored two second-half goals to defeat Mali 2-0 in the final of the African Nations Championship on Sunday, becoming the first team to retain the title in the competition’s history. Soufiane Bouftini opened the scoring in the 69th minute after Mali had held firm for over and hour, but Ayoub El Kaabi added another 10 minutes later to take the contest beyond the Eagles. To add insult to injury, Issaka Samake was sent off for Mali in the 93rd minute as their otherwise impressive Chan campaign ended on a sour note. Despite entering the tournament as favourites, Morocco started the tournament sluggishly—with a narrow 1-0 victory over Togo befo...
Olubadan of Ibadan confers on Ehi Ogbebor the honorary chieftaincy title of Yeye Oge of Ibadanland
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Olubadan of Ibadan confers on Ehi Ogbebor the honorary chieftaincy title of Yeye Oge of Ibadanland

Ehi Ogbebor has been conferred with the honorary chieftaincy title of the Yeye Oge of Ibadanland.   The interior designer took to Instagram to share video and photos of the Olubadan's emissaries paying her a visit.     Reading a letter delivered from the Olubadan, Ehi disclosed her new title. She thanked the Olubadan and his representatives for the honor.
Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson
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Liverpool are not in Title Race after defeat to Brighton – Andy Robertson

Liverpool left-backAndy Robertson, has said that Jurgen Klopp’s men are presently not in the Premier League title race after their 1-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Brighton defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield, thanks to Steven Alzate’s second-half strike. The defeat against Brighton means Liverpool are seven points behind leaders Manchester City on the log. Speaking to the BBC after the game, Robertson said, “Brighton were the better team. “We were hugely disappointed all over the park. You have to give the team credit for playing well. “They created chances, pressed us – did everything we wanted to do. “We did not really do anything of note. With a long record of going unbeaten, we have lost two. “When you do not show up, you do not...
Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites
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Klopp singles out Chelsea as Premier League favourites

The Reds boss believes the Blues have a strong squad and are playing good football, making them strong contenders for the title this year Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea are the current favourites to win the Premier League this season. The Blues are first in the English top-flight after they beat Leeds 3-1 on Saturday and have a one-point lead over reigning champions Liverpool and Tottenham, who play on Sunday. Klopp believes the London side are the biggest threat to his side's title defence but was quick to stress the Reds remain focused on themselves.
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
FIBAN Asks Alaafin To Withdraw Mayegun Title From KWAM 1 For Beating Broadcaster
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FIBAN Asks Alaafin To Withdraw Mayegun Title From KWAM 1 For Beating Broadcaster

The Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria has appealed to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to immediately strip top rate Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde of Mayegun title for allegedly brutalising an Ogun State based broadcaster, Wole Sorunke. The association described the Ace musician as unfit to be bestowed with the title. Sorunke, otherwise known as M C Murphy , a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly beaten and brutalised by the fuji maestro and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo. Narrating his ordeal, Sorunke explained that he had taken his client to a stage where Ayinde was performing for the fuji maestro to eulogi...
US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury
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US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury

Naomi Osaka, who captured her third Grand Slam title at the US Open on September 12, pulled out of the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury on Thursday. "Unfortunately I won't be able to play the French Open this year," Osaka said in posts on Instagram and Twitter. "My hamstring is still sore so I won't have enough time to prepare for the clay - these two tournaments came too close to each other for me this year." The French Open is due to start on 27 September at Roland Garros, rescheduled from earlier in the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Osaka rallied from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open women's final, adding a third major trophy after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open triumphs. The 22...
UFC President Dana White Confirms Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya’s next oppnent for UFC Middleweight Title
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UFC President Dana White Confirms Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya’s next oppnent for UFC Middleweight Title

UFC President Dana Whyte has confirmed the fight Nigeria's Israel Adesanya will face in defence of the UFC middleweight title belt. Whyte, who has been lining up fights for two months despite the global Coronavirus pandemic, says Israel Adesanya will defend his UFC middleweight title against Paulo Costa. Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero back in March after Paulo Costa was ruled out due to injury and now he is back fit Dana Whyte says the deal for them to fight has been agreed. In an interview with media before UFC on ESPN 11, White promised an ‘awesome’ August fight schedule and admitted the 185lbs-division was getting a huge title fight. “August is insane and then you know how that usually works out as we end the year going into the fall. There’s always killer fights goin...
‘It’s sh*t that Bayern won’ – Dortmund star Haaland unhappy to miss out on Bundesliga title
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‘It’s sh*t that Bayern won’ – Dortmund star Haaland unhappy to miss out on Bundesliga title

The Norwegian has been in sparkling form since joining BVB in January, but it has not been enough to secure the title Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland has made his feelings about Bayern Munich’s title win pretty clear, saying it was “sh*t” that the Bavarian giants had become champions once again. Hansi Flick’s side sealed an eighth successive Bundesliga title with victory at Werder Bremen in midweek. Dortmund have now finished runners-up in five of those eight seasons, with Saturday’s 2-0 win at third-placed RB Leipzig ensuring they secured second place once more.
EPL Fixtures Full: Dates and Kick-off times for Remaining 92 Games of 2019/20 Season
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EPL Fixtures Full: Dates and Kick-off times for Remaining 92 Games of 2019/20 Season

Here is the full list of the fixtures of the remaining 92 games of the 2019/20 English Premier League season. The list contains the dates and kick-off times of the remaining games. The English top-flight was forced to be suspended for several weeks, due to the coronavirus pandemic but is now scheduled to resume on June 17, 2020. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United at 6pm – and Manchester City vs Arsenal at 8pm – will restart the season on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. There are 92 fixtures left to be played this term with Liverpool closing in on the title. See full schedule below.   Weds 17th June Aston Villa vs Sheffield United (6pm) Sky Sports Man City vs Arsenal (8pm) Sky Sports Fri 19th June Norwich vs Southampton (6pm) Sky Sports Tottenham vs Manchest...
Reason why Davido is African King & not Burna Boy – Konjo Leyla
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Reason why Davido is African King & not Burna Boy – Konjo Leyla

African Tour Concert Director, Konjo Leyla, has stated the reason why she believes Nigerian singer Davido is African King when it comes to music, and not Burna Boy. According to her, Burna Boy still has a lot of work to do in some Africa countries and it’s too early to crown him as he needs more years to wear the crown. She stated that Davido has the title because he is known in all countries on the continent and he is still in high demand, unlike Burna Boy Read excerpts from her Instagram live chat below: “Now here is the things, at the moment, most people feel like Burna Boy is the biggest artist in Africa, I don’t feel like that, he is not. Because the reason why he is not is because he still has more work to do at the countries in Africa. This is a true story, when it c...
Who Deserves Title Of Greatest Premier League Manager?
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Who Deserves Title Of Greatest Premier League Manager?

With 21 Premier League trophies between them, Sir Alex Ferguson, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are considered among the elite managers of the Premier league era - but which one of them is the best? Read on for our tributes to the contenders and look out for our Super6 Twitter polls to see if your pick is crowned. Sir Alex Ferguson The 13-time Premier League-winning manager should be a hot favourite for the poll, with his record almost untouchable. A win percentage of 65.2 per cent after 810 league matches does the talking. He demanded the best from his players and they duly delivered, earning Sir Alex Ferguson plenty of silverware - and 27 Manager of the Month awards during his illustrious managerial career. Charlie Nicholas remembers when the Manchester Unit...
When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat
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When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat

Liverpool’s bamboozling march to their first Premier League title in 30 years, suffered a minor setback when they were battered 3-0 by Watford on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp is seeing a Senegalese win games, but at Vicarage Road, it was Ismaila Sarr and not Sadio Mane, that shone like a million stars. Sarr scored twice in the second half and set up Troy Deeney for the last goal, as the Hornets ended Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten run. The Premier League leaders’ first defeat this season, means they still need 12 points from their final 10 matches to be confirmed champions. If both Liverpool and City keep winning from now on, Liverpool’s chance to secure the fourth win they need will come against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5. However, fixture ch...
Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear
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Klopp Speaks on Weak’ Premier League With Liverpool 22 Points Clear

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has dismissed talk that a ‘weak’ Premier League, is the reason they will finally win the title this season. The Reds have a massive 22-point lead at the top of the table and are looking very likely to win the league for the first time in 30 years. Klopp’s men need 12 more points to be confirmed champions. Liverpool have won all their fixtures so far, only dropping points at Manchester United and their dominance has seen some critics question the strength of England’s top flight. “I couldn’t care less. I don’t think that any Liverpool supporter should have any concern for things like this. “We have no influence on the points they have, apart from the games when we played them. And these games are always proper games whether it is Tottenham...
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Wike Conferred With The Title “Dike Oha” Of Ikwerre Ethnic Group

State Governors, Serving and former Federal Lawmakers, Council Administrators, Traditional Rulers and Religious Leaders joined thousands of Ikwerre people on Saturday to celebrate Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in a Grand Civic Reception organised by the Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide to recognise the outstanding contributions of the Rivers State Governor to the national development process. Chairman of Ikwerre Government Recognised Traditional Rulers, Eze Oha Apara Kingdom, Eze Worlu Wodo announced the conferment of the title: "Dike Oha Ikwerre ", covering the entire Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality. Roughly translated, "Dike Oha Ikwerre" means Hero/Pillar of Ikwerre People. He said that the title is in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Gover...

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