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Hakimi’s Inter Milan must turn the screw against Juventus
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Hakimi’s Inter Milan must turn the screw against Juventus

The Morocco star and his teammates can throw the Old Lady’s chances of Champions League football into further doubt in Saturday’s Derby d’Italia If Inter Milan’s last two Serie A performances are anything to go by, Antonio Conte isn’t going easy on his team despite securing their first Scudetto in over a decade. Having played conservatively for a couple of months to secure their 19th Scudetti, the Nerazzurri have dismantled Sampdoria 5-1 and played out an entertaining 3-1 win over Roma on Wednesday night. It was Inter’s 15th consecutive home win in the league and the four-time Serie A winner certainly isn’t letting up. Neither is Achraf Hakimi, who has seen an upswing in the final third in recent gameweeks.
Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus
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Buffon has offers to play on at 43 after announcing he will leave Juventus

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper has not made a decision on his future yet, but retirement plans could be put on hold once more Gianluigi Buffon has offers to prolong his playing career at the age of 43, with the World Cup winner preparing to sever ties with Juventus at the end of the season. The legendary goalkeeper has revealed that he will be leaving Turin for a second time when the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close. He has stopped short of announcing his retirement, and moves are being made to ensure he has his gloves back on next term.
‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours
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‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours

The Brazilian says he would like to add the Portuguese star to his list of illustrious team-mates at some point in the future Neymar has revealed that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent months. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£190m/$269m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had established himself among the best players of his generation. The Brazilian shone alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, and has also thrived in a world-class squad at Parc des Princes, but still harbours ambitions to play alongside a five-time Ballon d'Or winner currently plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.
Dunk Hero to Villain as Wolves Fight Back to Beat Brighton
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Dunk Hero to Villain as Wolves Fight Back to Beat Brighton

Morgan Gibbs-White came up with an injury-time winner for Wolves after Brighton's Lewis Dunk scored and was then sent off in a 2-1 victory for the hosts at Molineux on Sunday. At half-time the Seagulls had looked on course for a win which would have taken them to 40 points and made them mathematically safe from relegation, thanks to Dunk's towering header on 13 minutes. However, Brighton were left to play the final 37 minutes with 10 men after Dunk grabbed Fabio Silva's shirt as he ran through on goal, and substitute Adama Traore fired Wolves level (76). Gibbs-White had passed up a great chance to score his side's second when he blasted over from 16 yards with the goal at his mercy but he made no mistake from a similar position with 90 minutes on the clock, earning Wolves a fi...
Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea
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Alonso delighted to score winner against Man City after ‘tough season’ at Chelsea

The Spaniard admitted he was "very emotional" after netting the Blues' all-important second goal at Etihad Stadium Marcos Alonso said he was delighted to score the winner against Manchester City after enduring a "tough season" at Chelsea. City missed the chance to wrap up the Premier League title after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Etihad Stadium in a dress rehearsal for this month's Champions League final. Raheem Sterling's opener was cancelled out by a fine Hakim Ziyech volley before Alonso sealed all three points for the Blues with a stoppage-time strike, and he outlined his ambition to nail down a spot in Thomas Tuchel's line-up after the game.
Uchenna Kanu the heroine as Linkopings shock Evelyn Ijeh’s Hackens
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Uchenna Kanu the heroine as Linkopings shock Evelyn Ijeh’s Hackens

The Super Falcons star was in excellent form as her lone effort steered her side to a stunning win over the champions Uchenna Kanu netted the winner for Linkopings as they beat Evelyn Ijeh's Hackens 1-0 in their Swedish Damallsvenskan tie on Saturday. The Nigeria international had continued from where she left off last season, inspiring Andree Jeglertz's side to its first win of the season following a 2-1 triumph against AIK the last time out. Despite a 5-2 Cup loss to Ijeh's Hackens last month, Kanu made her mark, getting on the scoresheet and she was handed her third starting role and made a huge contribution at Bravida Arena.
Chelsea Delay City’s Title Party with Stunning Comeback
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Chelsea Delay City’s Title Party with Stunning Comeback

Chelsea tormented Manchester City once again by delaying their title-winning party and boosting their own top-four hopes with the help of an awful Panenka penalty miss by Sergio Aguero during their 2-1 comeback win at the Etihad on Saturday. Hakim Ziyech, who had ended City's Quadruple dreams in a FA Cup semi-final last month, was on target again to cancel out Raheem Sterling's opener for the much-changed hosts, before Marcos Alonso (90+2) grabbed a deserved stoppage-time winner for the visitors against a side they will meet in the Champions League final on May 29. A mis-control from Aguero - City's most-famous title-clincher of all - had allowed Sterling to find the net for the first time in 13 games on 44 minutes but another error from the striker moments later proved far more ...
Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar
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Ronaldo lives for goals & has always been a champion’ – Kjaer remains a big fan of Juventus superstar

The AC Milan defender is preparing to face the Portuguese superstar in Serie A on Sunday and expects another tough test Simon Kjaer says Cristiano Ronaldo has "always been a champion" and "lives for goals", with Juventus preparing to face AC Milan on Sunday. A Portuguese superstar will head into that contest one effort short of reaching a century of strikes for the Bianconeri and with questions being asked of his ongoing presence in Turin. Kjaer is hoping to keep the 36-year-old quiet in a heavyweight Serie A encounter, but admits to being a big fan of a five-time Ballon d'Or winner that has raised the bar of individual excellence over the course of a remarkable career.
‘Guardiola has never wanted to hurt Barcelona by taking Messi’ – Father of Man City Boss
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‘Guardiola has never wanted to hurt Barcelona by taking Messi’ – Father of Man City Boss

  Valenti Guardiola admits that his son would welcome an iconic figure to the Etihad Stadium, but he is not expecting a move to be made Pep Guardiola's father, Valenti, admits that the Manchester City manager would welcome Lionel Messi to the Etihad Stadium, but doubts a move will be made as his son has never wanted to "hurt" those at Barcelona. A decorated Catalan coach has seen an approach for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner mooted as an all-time great continues to run his current contract down towards free agency. City are one of the few clubs in world football that could offer Messi the financial and sporting ambition he craves, but Guardiola has always maintained that he wants to see the iconic Argentine remain at Barca and see out the most remarkable of careers as a ...
Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy
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Man United vs Villarreal: Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves, Scholes Name team to win UEL Trophy

  Former Manchester United stars, Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes have predicted the winner of the Europa League final to be played between their old club and Spanish side, Villarreal. The three players all tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to win the Europa League final. Manchester United beat AS Roma 8-5 on aggregate to book their place in the final, while Villarreal overcame another Premier League side, Arsenal 2-1 from both legs to reach the final. The final comes up on May 26 and Ferdinand told BT Sport, “If Manchester United turn up and perform anywhere near their best, they win the game, hands down, probably by a couple of goals. “They’ve got players in there that have won this competition already as well. Unai Emery has got experience but so...
UCL: ‘Well Done’ – Zidane tells Chelsea, Reveals Why Real Madrid lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge
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UCL: ‘Well Done’ – Zidane tells Chelsea, Reveals Why Real Madrid lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane admitted that his team were not good in the attack during their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. He said that the Premier League side ‘deserved’ to win the semi-final tie but insisted he was ‘proud’ of his team despite their exit. Timo Werner and Mason Mount gave Chelsea a deserved 2-0 win over the 13-times Champions League winners. The Frenchman said his team did not do well in the attack even though they enjoyed a huge possession during the game. “We can say that yes, they deserved the win,” Zidane told beIN Sport “We fought and tried but they deserved to win and go through. “The players who have played tonight were fit to play. I’m proud of my boys...
UCL: I Don’t like your Behaviour – Wenger slams Fernandinho, Gives Verdict on Di Maria’s red card
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UCL: I Don’t like your Behaviour – Wenger slams Fernandinho, Gives Verdict on Di Maria’s red card

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has expressed displeasure over Fernandinho’s behaviour that led to Angel Di Maria’s red card during Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final win over Paris Saint-Germain Wenger said he ‘did not like how he [the Brazilian] behaved’. Di Maria was given the marching orders for violent conduct during PSG’s 2-0 defeat to the Premier League leaders at the Etihad. Wenger told beIN SPORTS, “I have to say I don’t like how Fernandinho behaved tonight. It’s provocative. “If you send Di Maria off, you have to send Fernandinho off as well, for me. He should already have had a yellow card and then he was provoking Di Maria. “They both should have been off.” Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City now wait patiently for the winner of the ...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Glenn Hoddle Names club that’ll Qualify for Champions League final

Former Chelsea manager, Glenn Hoddle, has predicted the winner between Chelsea and Real Madrid when both teams clash in the Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Chelsea had played a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first-leg tie in Spain last week. The Blues head to the game after defeating Fulham 2-0 in the Premier League last weekend, while Zinedine Zidane’s side won 2-0 Osasuna in the LaLiga. Providing his prediction, Hoddle backed Thomas Tuchel’s men to get the job done against Real Madrid at home and qualify for the final because they are playing with a lot of confidence. Asked if Chelsea will progress to the Champions League final, Hoddle told the Evening Standard: “Yes, I said before the first leg that I thought over two l...
UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season
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UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season

  Former Spain international, Santi Cazorla, has backed Arsenal or Villarreal to win this season’s UEFA Europa League, UEL. Cazorla said this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second-leg tie with Villarreal on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last Thursday in Spain. Speaking to UEFA, Cazorla, a former Arsenal and Villarreal player, said: “My feelings for both clubs [Arsenal and Villarreal] are so huge that it’s difficult for me to choose one or the other. “I would have liked for this tie to be the final as I would know at least the winner would lift the trophy. “The feelings are going to be very beautiful, but I will feel very bad for the team that gets knocked out [in the semi-final]. The only thing I ask f...
Pirlo unfazed by Juventus exit rumours afters speaking with club owners
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Pirlo unfazed by Juventus exit rumours afters speaking with club owners

The World Cup winner has faced some uncomfortable questions this season, but he remains fully committed to a demanding post in Turin Andrea Pirlo remains unfazed by the rumours suggesting that his days as Juventus manager may be numbered, with the Bianconeri boss holding talks with the club's owners. The World Cup winner has faced a baptism of fire in his first managerial role, with the 41-year-old finding out the hard way how tough life at the top in coaching circles can be. With Juve about to lose their grip on the Serie A title, while also bowing out early in the Champions League, questions have been asked of how long Pirlo will stick around in Turin.
Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid
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Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has lauded N’Golo Kante’s performance in the Blues’ Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Fabregas hailed Kante as a ‘big game player,’ adding that the France World Cup winner always plays for two. The Spaniard, who left Chelsea in 2019 to join current club Monaco, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle. Goals from Christian Pulisic and Karim Benzema ensured both Chelsea and Real Madrid played a draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Spain. “N’golo has always been a big game player. Never doubt him. He plays for 2,” Fabregas tweeted. “A close game in Madrid means we’re set up nicely for next week’s 2nd leg at the Bridge.” Fabregas and Kante played together a...
Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought
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Werner Reveals Team-mates’ Prediction as he Ends Chelsea Goal Drought

The Germany international had not scored in 14 games for club or country before his winner at London Stadium Timo Werner says Chelsea team-mates Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham predicted he would score after the German ended his 12-game goal drought with the winner at West Ham. The Germany international converted Ben Chilwell’s low cross in the first half at London Stadium as Thomas Tuchel's side secured a vital win that puts them three points clear of the Hammers in fourth place. It was Werner’s ninth goal in all competitions for Chelsea this season but his first since a 2-0 win over Newcastle in February, with the striker celebrating by pointing to Hudson-Odoi and Abraham on the substitutes' bench. Speaking to Sky Sports , the former RB Leipzig striker said: "I’m ver...
Troost-Ekong Wins Promotion to EPL With Watford
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Troost-Ekong Wins Promotion to EPL With Watford

  Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, will play in the English Premier League next season. Ismaila Sarr’s penalty in the 11th minute proved to be the winner, as Watford beat Millwall 1-0. Brentford’s victory at Bournemouth earlier on Saturday, meant that only three points would be good enough for Xisco Munoz’s men to earn automatic promotion to the top flight. The win took the Hornets’ tally in the Championship to 88 from 44 games. Watford have now been promoted alongside Norwich, who came down with them last season. Troost-Ekong made a surprise move to join Watford in the English second-tier from Italian top-flight club Udinese last summer.
Bundesliga 2: Collins Helps Paderborn Claim Home Win, Keep Promotion Hopes Alive 
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Bundesliga 2: Collins Helps Paderborn Claim Home Win, Keep Promotion Hopes Alive 

Jamilu Collins was in action for 90 minutes and helped Paderborn to a 2-1 comeback win against visiting Fortuna Duesseldorf, in Saturday’s Bundesliga 2 (second division) fixture, Rushhoursport.com reports. The win means Paderborn, who have three games left to play in the league, are now in ninth place on 43 points, seven points away from third position which is the promotion play-off spot. Rouwen Hennings put Duesseldorf 1-0 ahead in the 64th minute before Kai Proeger equalised for Paderborn on 71 minutes. And just two minutes after the equaliser, Paderborn got the winner through Dennis Srbeny. Paderborn are now unbeaten in their last four games (two wins and two draws).
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he would prefer a Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid instead of Liverpool. The German gaffer said he does not want to face teams from the same league as his sides in Europe. Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in seven years after a 2-1 aggregate win against Porto in Sevilla on Tuesday. Mehdi Taremi struck at stoppage time to give Porto a 1-0 win but the victory was not enough to see the Portuguese through to the next round. Chelsea will now wait for the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid with the Spanish side leading the Premier League outfit 3-1 on aggregate. And Tuchel said he typically prefers to avoid teams from the same league in European knockout games. “I don...
Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player
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Paul Merson Names Chelsea’s Most Important Player

  Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has identified Mason Mount as Chelsea’s most important player. There were fears that the England International will lose his position to either Kai Havertz, Timo Werner when Chelsea brought them in from Germany during the transfer market last summer. However, Mason, Chelsea’s academy product, has proved to be a major player in the team and has cemented a regular playing time under Thomas Tuchel. And Paul Merson spoke highly of Mount and rates him better than Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. “Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount,” Merson wrote in his “He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team. “The turn and shot for the goal...
BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners
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BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The 2021 Bafta Film Awards has finally taken place after being pushed back by months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which held at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually, was split over two days, with Saturday’s (10 April) Opening Night ceremony announcing the winners of the technical categories, and Sunday’s (11 April) event revealing the winners of the remaining major awards. A brief tribute was paid to the 99-year-old Prince Philip, BAFTA’s first president, who died last week before the winners were announced. Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” dominated at the BAFTA Film Awards, after winning four prizes, including best film. The Searchlight-produced movie also won for lead actress, cinematography, and director, putting it well ahead of all other films. ...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims
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Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims

The current Mrs. World has been arrested on charges of assault after she removed the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka's head over claim she was divorced and should not have won the pageant. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, was awarded the 2020/2021 title during a televised ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo, on Sunday, April 4. Just moments after being announced as the winner of the pageant only meant for married women, Pushpika faced humiliation as last year's winner and current Mrs.World, Caroline Jurie, took the microphone and announced that the first runner-up should take the title instead. "There is a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced," Jurie told the audience. "The crown goes to the first runner-up." The crown wa...
Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering
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Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering

Track and field sprinter, Leon Reid, who sprinted for Britain before switching to Ireland, has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. Reid, who ran 20.55sec on the Gold Coast to become Northern Ireland’s first Commonwealth Games track medal winner in 28 years, appeared last week in Bristol magistrates’ court. The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who is planning to run at the Tokyo Olympics, was among a group of five men charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, permitting premises to be used in the production of crack cocaine, concealing criminal property, and acquiring criminal property. In a statement the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit said the investigation was focused on “the large-scale...
Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund
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Guardiola Names areas Man City must Improve after Beating Dortmund

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has identified areas his team must improve after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad. Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a vital win over Bundesliga giants, said Man City must improve more on their pressing and build-up in order to qualify for the semi-final. Kelvin de Bruyne opened the scoring for Man City in the first half, but Marco Reus equalized for Dortmund in the second half, but Phil Foden’s late winner gave the Premier League leaders a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week in Germany. “I want to congratulate the players,” Guardiola told the club website after the game. “How they stuck together. The quality o...
Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week
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Chelsea loanee Victor Moses named in Russian Premier League Team of the Week

Chelsea-owned right wing-back Victor Moses has been included in the latest Russian Premier League Team of the Week following his great performance over the weekend. The former Nigeria international got on the scoresheet as Spartak Moscow defeated FK Rostov 3-2 and has now been included in the team of the week by top football statistics website Whoscored. Twenty three minutes into the contest vs Rostov, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner carried the ball from halfway to just outside the box and unleashed a powerful shot that went in via a deflection. Against Rostov, no player made more key passes (3), completed more dribbles (2) and had more shots on target (3) than Moses. The Spartak Moscow number 8 finished with a passing accuracy of 63.3 percent and made one tackle ove...
Governor Ugwuanyi Receives Izuchukwu, Enugu-Born Winner Of Scientists Presidential Award
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Governor Ugwuanyi Receives Izuchukwu, Enugu-Born Winner Of Scientists Presidential Award

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, at the Government House, Enugu, formally received Master Izuchukwu Godswill Edeani, the 16-year old indigene of the state who won the 2021 edition of “The 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award” (774 - YONSPA). Master Edeani, a student of Air Force Comprehensive School, Agbani, Nkanu West Local Government Area, who hails from Nara in Nkanu East LGA of the state, was consequently honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari in a colourful ceremony in Abuja, performed, on his behalf, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Receiving the national award winner, who was accompanied by his parents, Barr. George Edeani (father) and Mrs. Amaka Edeani (mother), Gov. Ugwuanyi poured encomium on him and thanked him greatly for making Enugu ...
Aba South/North Bye-Election: INEC Declares PDP’s Ebisieke Winner
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Aba South/North Bye-Election: INEC Declares PDP’s Ebisieke Winner

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election, Chimobi Iheanyichukwu Ebisike, has been declared winner of the Saturday polls. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s Returning Officer, the PDP candidate polled a total of 10322 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mascot Uzor Kalu who scored 3674 votes. I’m the Returning Officer for the 2021 Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-elections held on the 27th day of March, 2021. The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Action Alliance, AA, MRM and APM were the other political parties that fielded candidates in the election. ”The election was contested and the candidates received the ...
Serbia vs Portugal: Referee Makkelie has Apologized for Disallowing Ronaldo’s Goal – Coach Santos
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Serbia vs Portugal: Referee Makkelie has Apologized for Disallowing Ronaldo’s Goal – Coach Santos

  Portugal manager, Fernando Santos has said that referee Danny Makkelie has apologised to his team after disallowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s late goal in their 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday. Ronaldo thought he had won the match for Portugal in added time of the World Cup qualification match but his cool finish was denied. Serbia came back in the second to cancel out Portugal’s 2-0 lead but captain Ronaldo drew home what looked to be a dramatic later winner. However, the Dutch referee and his assistants judged that Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared the ball, even though replays showed that the ball clearly crossed the line. But Santos told reporters that, “The referee afterwards saw what had happened and came to me to apologise for the mistake.” Speaking...
Burna Boy is a Pride of Rivers State – Governor Wike Says
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Burna Boy is a Pride of Rivers State – Governor Wike Says

Governor Nyesom Wike has described Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy, as the pride of the state. Governor Wike said this when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday March 27. “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it.” he said Wike congratulated Burna Boy for the honour he did to the people of the state all over the world explaining that when news broke that Burna Boy was the winner in the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, the entire state was elated.
BBNaija 2021 Season 6 Returns – How to register
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BBNaija 2021 Season 6 Returns – How to register

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2021 Season 6 will be returning later in the year, the organisers have announced. Multichoice Nigeria said this year’s winner will go home with the grand prize of N90 million. MultiChoice Nigeria, on Wednesday, March 24, announced that it is offering customers on its DStv and GOtv platforms the opportunity to be among the first to be auditioned for the sixth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show. BBNaija hopefuls who are 21 years or older and of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, will get an early audition when they pay on either DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, Yanga package or on GOtv Max or Jolli package between Wednesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Owen Hargreaves predicts winner of Champions League tie
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid: Owen Hargreaves predicts winner of Champions League tie

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has predicted victory for Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 tie against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday. Hargreaves said that even though Atlético Madrid are not a team to write off at this point of the competition, Chelsea stand a better chance of progressing. Chelsea have not tasted defeat since January when Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard and got a 1-0 lead after Olivier Giroud’s spectacular winner in the first leg. They have also not conceded a single goal in their past five matches. Hargreaves believes that the Thomas Tuchel’s experience of guiding PSG to last season’s Champions League final could also prove valuable. “I think he got that PSG team to the final. Pep spoke about experience, you see ...
Comedienne Emmanuella celebrates winning “Favourite African Social Media Star” at 2021 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
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Comedienne Emmanuella celebrates winning “Favourite African Social Media Star” at 2021 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Kid comedienne, Emmanuella was crowned "Favourite African Social Media Star" at the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. She beat Nigerian comedy group - Ikorodu Bois, South African Magician - Wian Van Den Berg, Ugandan Youth Dance Group - Ghetto Kids, Kenyan social media sensation - Elsa Majimbo, and South African media personality - Bonang Matheba, to scoop the award. Celebrating her win on Instagram, Emmanuella  wrote: “Congratulations to me as I won the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021. I am so happy to be a winner, thank you! To all my fans out there, I say thank you. To all those who voted for me, I love you so much, this win would not have been possible without you.”  
Mason Mount Deserves to be Chelsea Captain – Redknapp
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Mason Mount Deserves to be Chelsea Captain – Redknapp

  Sky Sport pundit, Jamie Redknapp, has spoken about his admiration for Chelsea’s Mason Mount, and believes he is in line to become the next captain of the team. Mount scored a stunning winner, as the Blues beat Liverpool 1-0 on Thursday night. The 22-year-old midfielder was a big favourite of former manager, Frank Lampard and now appears to have earned Thomas Tuchel’s trust. He has featured in 26 of their 27 matches this season, scoring five goals and producing three assists. “I think the best way to state what he is right now is the ultimate modern-day player,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He can play in a two in midfield. He can play the No. 10. He can play wide left, wide right. He has that much quality. You could play him as a false 9 if you had to. “He sta...
Messi Fires Blank as Barcelona Thrash Sevilla, Qualify for Final
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Messi Fires Blank as Barcelona Thrash Sevilla, Qualify for Final

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, was not on the score sheet as the La Liga giants thrashed Sevilla 3-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg on Wednesday night to qualify for the final. Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring for Barcelona in the first half before Gerard Pique scored a late goal to force the game into extra time. Martin Braithwaite then scored in the first half of extra time to ensure Ronald Koeman’s side qualified for the final ahead of Sevilla on 3-2 aggregate. Recall that Barcelona had lost 2-0 against Sevilla in the first leg last month. Barcelona will now face the winner between Levente and Athletic Club in the final on April 4. Barcelona’s next fixture is against Osasuna in the La Liga on Saturday. The Blaugrana are currently in the sec...
Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits
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Miquissone: Simba SC star named Caf player of the week after Al Ahly exploits

The 25-year-old has received recognition from the African body after his top display against the African champions at Mkapa Simba SC winger Luis Miquissone has been named the best player of the week by Caf, after the Mozambican scored the winner for the Msimbazi giants during their Champions League home game against Al Ahly, when they beat the Egyptian giants 1-0. The goal by Miquissone came in the 31st minute after he exchanged passes with midfielder Clatous Chama, before he unleashed a right-footed effort from outside the box which beat Al Ahly keeper Mohamed El Shenawy to the top corner before sinking into the net. The 25-year-old has taken to his social media pages to welcome the decision by Caf to pick him as the best player of the week.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Leave Juventus
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Cristiano Ronaldo to Leave Juventus

  Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, will leave the Italian champions at the end of the season, according to Tuttojuve. Ronaldo joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and his contract runs until the summer of 2022. Although the player’s camp has never hinted at an early departure from Turin, the sports site claims otherwise. According to Tuttojuve, the bookies are expecting Ronaldo to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. The odds for the Portugal captain leaving the club is set at 1.65, while the odds for remaining at the club is at 2.10. Therefore, the notion of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seeking a new club in the summer is slowly gaining steam. Ronaldo joined Juventus to help the Italian side win the Champ...
Laycon’s shoe to the Headies becomes a Topic of Conversation on Twitter
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Laycon’s shoe to the Headies becomes a Topic of Conversation on Twitter

The footwear Laycon wore to the Headies is being diecussed on Twitter by viewers. The winner of the last Big Brother Naija show performed at the award ceremony and viewers say he gave a wonderful performance. However, his performance isn't what was discussed on Twitter after the show. The size of his shoe became the topic of conversation. See some reactions below.
Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal
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Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal

Manchester City have denied offering Lionel Messi a £430 million contract. The 33-year-old tried to force a move away from Spain last summer and was heavily linked with City, where his former boss and mentor, Pep Guardiola works now. However, it is looking increasingly likely Messi will now leave at the end of the season. According to The UK Sun, City offered the 33-year-old a five-year deal worth £600m last summer, but have now tabled a new package of £430m. The report claims the Premier League leaders are not prepared to match their previous offer due to the financial climate and that Messi is another year into his career. But a City spokesperson has denied those claims, insisting there have been no offers made, either in the summer or since. Messi is Barca’s highes...
Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge
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Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge

It appears that this is the time for multiple social media trends across the country. Nigerian actors, comedians, VJs, reality stars, and musicians have joined international football star and Dettol Cool ambassador, Jude Odion Ighalo, on a social media challenge called the #DettolCoolDabChallenge. The challenge which began over a week ago to promote physical fitness and activity among Nigerians has been jumped on by celebrities. Media personalities, Adams ‘VJ Adams’ Ibrahim and Denola Grey; comedians, Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter, Josh 'Josh2Funny’ Alfred; actors, Bolanle Ninolowo, Beverly Osu, Yvonne Jegede, and many more, have jumped on the trend. Denola Grey was seen cycling before dabbing, Ninolowo hit the gym tension us with his sexy biceps, while Beverly Osu chose a very pla...
Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard
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Chelsea vs Newcastle: Antonio Rudiger Compares Tuchel to Lampard

  Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed one of the tactical differences between the club’s former manager, Frank Lampard and his replacement, Thomas Tuchel ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Monday night. Lampard spent a year and six months at the Stamford Bridge before being sacked and replaced by Tuchel last month. The Englishman was dismissed when Chelsea was in the ninth position on the Premier League table. Chelsea have enjoyed an upturn in results since Tuchel took over, with the West London club winning their last three matches to climb to the fifth position on the log. However, Rudiger believes Tuchel knows what he wants from Chelsea players and says he differs from Lampard in how he wants the club to win the ball bac...
EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United
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EPL: Mino Raiola Makes Promise About Pogba’s Future at Man United

Mino Raiola, agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has promised not to address his client’s future at Old Trafford after the player was linked with a return to Juventus. Reports had emerged in Italy that Juventus are preparing a move for Pogba at the end of the 2020/21 season. Pogba has less than 18 months left on his current deal with Man United and Raiola had said publicly in December that the France World Cup winner will not sign an extension. However, when asked about Pogba’s potential move to Juventus this summer, Raiola told reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t want to talk about the 27-year-old’s future because people get nervous and don’t sleep at night. “Pogba must also be left alone. When I speak, people get nervous, they don’t sleep at night, so I d...
FA Cup Quarter-final Draw [Full fixtures]
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FA Cup Quarter-final Draw [Full fixtures]

The draw for this year’s FA Cup quarter-final has been conducted Thursday evening. Big favourites Manchester City are away at Everton, who dumped Tottenham out yesterday. There is a South Coast derby between Bournemouth and Southampton. Leicester City will host Manchester United, while Sheffield United will face the winner of Barnsley/Chelsea. All the games will be played weekend of March 20, 2021 FULL FIXTURES Everton vs Manchester City AFC Bournemouth vs Southampton. Leicester City vs Manchester United Barnsley or Chelsea vs Sheffield United
FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham
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FA Cup: Solskjaer Reacts to Van de Beek’s Performance Against West Ham

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended Donny van de Beek’s performance after they struggled past West Ham to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals. Scott McTominay netted the winner in extra time after a drab affair at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, who arrived in a £35 million deal from Ajax in the summer, started in midfield with Bruno Fernandes benched. In the absence of their main creative outlets, United struggled to find a way through West Ham. But Solskjaer was satisfield with how Van de Beek performed. “I thought in the first half, we and Donny played really well,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We created spaces and he was part of that. He did his job neat and tidy, had a half chance. In the second half, the whole team fell off a little bit and...
Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez
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Barcelona told they made ‘big error’ selling Luis Suarez

Celta Vigo striker, Iago Aspas, has insisted that Barcelona made a ‘big error’ by selling Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid. Aspas said this after Suarez netted a record-breaking brace during Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Monday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez’s brace against Celta means the Uruguay striker is now the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 games for a Spanish top-flight team in the 21st century, beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 15 goals. The 34-year-old left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer transfer window after the Catalan club terminated his contract. “The truth is he [Luis Suarez] is a true forward, a winner even in rondos and training matches. He always gave 200 per cent,” Aspas told Marca. “What you see on...
Top-four Teams Don’t Make Such Mistakes – Arteta Slams Arsenal Stars after Aston Villa Loss
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Top-four Teams Don’t Make Such Mistakes – Arteta Slams Arsenal Stars after Aston Villa Loss

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has taken a dig at his players over their naive mistakes during their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. The Spaniard warned his squad that they cannot keep making mistakes if they want to be a top-four team. The Gunners went behind after only 74 seconds at Villa Park, as Bertrand Traore pounced on a stray pass from Cedric Soares and passed for Ollie Watkins to score what proved to be the winner. Arsenal dominated possessions but could only muster three shots on target compared to eight for Villa. Arteta felt his side deserves to win the match but were undone again by mistakes at the back. “Those teams don’t make those mistakes. Those teams cannot play in the first 22 games of the season four or five times with 10 men. It doesn’t happen...
Neymar Jnr Begs Mbappe to Stay at PSG
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Neymar Jnr Begs Mbappe to Stay at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has urged his fellow teammates, Kylian Mbappe, to remain at the French Ligue 1 champions amid transfer interests from Real Madrid and Liverpool. Neymar said he has a brotherly relationship with Mbbape, adding that he likes to play together with the France World Cup winner. Mbappe has 18 months remaining on his current contract with PSG and has drawn the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past few weeks. “I have adapted. I feel calmer, and I am very happy here,” Neymar told French television channel TF1. “I want to stay at PSG, and I hope Kylian [Mbappe] will stay too. “Of course, that is the wish of every PSG supporter. With Kylian, we have a relationship of brothers … We really like to play together. “We want PSG to be a...

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