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AFCON 2021: Wilfred Ndidi Reveals one major Advantage Nigeria has Over Tunisia
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AFCON 2021: Wilfred Ndidi Reveals one major Advantage Nigeria has Over Tunisia

Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has revealed one major advantage the Super Eagles have over Tunisia ahead of both teams’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Round of 16 tie on Sunday night. Ndidi insisted that playing in Garoua is an advantage for the Super Eagles over Tunisia because they already have many supporters in the city. Recall that Nigeria played their group stage matches against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in Garoua. Nigeria head to the game after winning all their matches in the group stage, while Tunisia won 1 and lost two. Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Saturday, the Leicester City star told reporters: “Playing in Garoua is an advantage for us, we have many supporters here and we need that.” He added, “There are no preferred players ...
AFCON 2021: Tunisia deserves to qualify for quarter-final – Nigeria coach, Eguavoen
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AFCON 2021: Tunisia deserves to qualify for quarter-final – Nigeria coach, Eguavoen

Super Eagles interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen has said that Tunisia deserves to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final. Eguavoen said this during his pre-match press conference on Saturday. Nigeria and Tunisia will clash in the 2021 AFCON round of 16 tie on Sunday night. The Super Eagles head to the game after winning all their matches in the group stage, while Tunisia won one and lost two matches. “We topped our group with maximum points, but this is a totally different story, and the players and technical staff know this well,” Eguavoen was quoted by CAF Online as saying. “We are not done with what we had in the group. We will work together for the coming steps.” He added, “Tunisia deserved to qualify [for quarter-final], and we respect each...
AFCON 2021: Super Eagles manager, Eguavoen reacts to winning best coach award
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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles manager, Eguavoen reacts to winning best coach award

Super Eagles interim boss, Augustine Eguavoen, has expressed happiness after winning the Group Stage Best Coach award at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 in Cameroon. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had earlier on Saturday named Eguavoen as the Group Stage Best Coach at the ongoing AFCON. Eguavoen led Nigeria to three straight victories against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in Group D. In doing so, the 56-year-old, who won the AFCON 1994 edition as a player, equalled his own record set in 2006 as a coach. Eguavoen only replaced Gernot Rohr on a temporary basis, barely two weeks before the tournament kicked off. Reacting, Eguavoen, in a tweet via his Twitter handle ahead of Nigeria’s AFCON last-16 tie with Tunisia on Sunday, said: “Many thanks to ...
AFCON 2021: Tunisia is a good team – Moses Simon warns Nigeria
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AFCON 2021: Tunisia is a good team – Moses Simon warns Nigeria

Super Eagles forward, Moses Simon has warned his teammates that their round of 16 clash against Tunisia will not be easy. Moses described Tunisia as a good side while also looking forward to Sunday’s clash. Nigeria will face Tunisia at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, being the third North African side the Super Eagles would meet at the venue in the tournament. Nigeria had beaten Egypt and Sudan in their first two Group D games. Tunisia entered the Round of 16 from Group F as one of the third best losers, with one win and two defeats from three games. “We are looking forward to it, but it will be a great one for the team. We are going to be playing against a good side,” Simon told the NFF media. He added, “It has been great, the most important thing for me is winning...
Defending Champion Naomi Osaka knocked out In 3rd round in Australian Open
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Defending Champion Naomi Osaka knocked out In 3rd round in Australian Open

Defending champion, Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the  Australian Open after  Amanda Anisimova stunned her on Friday January 21, handed her a defeat. The Japanese four-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 13, won the first set on Margaret Court Arena but Amanda, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world beat Naomi 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) F "I'm speechless, I can't stop smiling," said the 20-year-old, who is undefeated this year after winning a lead-up tournament in Melbourne. "I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance. Naomi is always going to be playing well, she is an absolute champion. "So I really had to step up my game and try to be aggressive. That's what I started doing in the second set and so grateful I was able to do this well toda...
Carabao Cup: Klopp singles out one Arsenal player after Liverpool’s 2-0 win
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Carabao Cup: Klopp singles out one Arsenal player after Liverpool’s 2-0 win

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for Arsenal forward, Gabriel Martinelli, despite his team winning 2-0 in their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night. Diogo Jota scored twice for the Reds as they qualified for the final where they will play Chelsea at Wembley. But Klopp singled out Martinelli as the Gunners’ player that impressed him the most. The 20-year-old was up against Trent Alexander-Arnold down the wing and Klopp was keen to highlight his quality despite not being asked directly about the youngster. He said after the match: “Martinelli by the way… everybody should remember that name. Outstanding player.” Martinelli has scored 16 times in 68 appearances for Arsenal, four of which have come this season.
Afcon 2021: Nigeria want to do ‘better’ – Troost-Ekong sets sight on the title
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Afcon 2021: Nigeria want to do ‘better’ – Troost-Ekong sets sight on the title

The defender is delighted with the triumph over the Djurtus but disclosed he is now focusing on winning the African title   William Troost-Ekong has spoken of his delight at Nigeria’s 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations triumph over Guinea-Bissau but says he is now focusing on the title. Goals from Sadiq Umar and the Watford star propelled the Super Eagles past the Djurtus – who needed a win to scale through to the Round of 16. While lauding his teammates for keeping their winning streak intact, Troost-Ekong said it’s time to gun for the title to make up for their Afcon 2019 disappointment. “I want to win the tournament this time, the last tournament in Egypt we managed to win bronze and missed out on the final,” the 28-year-old told the media.
Kanu reacts to Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau
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Kanu reacts to Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau

Arsenal legend, Kanu Nwankwo, has reacted to Nigeria’s 2-0 win against Guinea-Bissau at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday. Kanu also tipped Augustine Eguavoen’s side to win the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon after winning all their Group stages matches. The Super Eagles defeated Guinea-Bissau, thanks to goals from Sadiq Umar and captain William Troost-Ekong. Nigeria had defeated Egypt and Sudan in their first two AFCON matches. Reacting, Kanu, in a tweet via his Twitter handle after the game, wrote: “KAN U believe it? The #afcon group stage is over. Nigeria with the clean sheet. “Well done super eagles. Thank you everyone for supporting. We are bringing this cup home, Trophy Believe.”
Lewandowski, Putellas Win FIFA Best awards; Tuchel & Hayes Best Coaches
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Lewandowski, Putellas Win FIFA Best awards; Tuchel & Hayes Best Coaches

Robert Lewandowski was crowned the best men's player and Alexia Putellas named best women's player at the Best FIFA awards. Poland international Lewandowski set a new record for most Bundesliga goals in a calendar year with his 43rd goal in December, breaking the record set by Gerd Muller in 1972. It is a great honor and pleasure to receive the title of FIFA The Best Men's Player 🏆 Thank you for your votes and your support 🙏#TheBest @FIFAWorldCup @FIFAcompic.twitter.com/GdLwawCNK8 — Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) January 17, 2022 The 33-year-old, winner of the men's award in 2020, also became the first player in Bundesliga history to finish top scorer in four consecutive seasons. Barcelona midfielder Putellas was named women's player of the year, adding...
De Bruyne beauty sends City 13 points clear of Chelsea
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De Bruyne beauty sends City 13 points clear of Chelsea

A superb goal from Kevin De Bruyne decided the contest between the Premier League's top two on Saturday and seemingly the destination of the championship, with Manchester City's 1-0 win over Chelsea moving them 13 points clear at the summit. It was a game billed as the last chance for Chelsea - and third-placed Liverpool - to keep the defending champions in sight but City were dominant, pinning their visitors back in their own half for long periods. They eventually produced the moment of quality to extend their remarkable winning streak in the league to 12 matches. De Bruyne - famously sold on by Chelsea - spun away from N'Golo Kante on 70 minutes and bent a brilliant, trademark swerving shot inside the far post from 20 yards, his fifth goal against his former club. ...
Raheem Sterling wins Premier League Player of the Month for December
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Raheem Sterling wins Premier League Player of the Month for December

Manchester City striker, Raheem Sterling, has been voted the Premier League Player of the Month for December. The England international had scored five goals and provided one assist  last month, where City won all seven Premier League games. I t's the first time in three years Sterling will be winning the EPL player of the month award. He won the award ahead of team-mate Joao Cancelo, who was also nominated. He’s the first City player to win the award this season. “I am delighted to win this award again – but December was an amazing month for the whole team,” he was quoted by City’s website. “The Premier League is the most challenging competition in the world, so to win all seven of our league games throughout the month of December is incredible. “Contributing to...
EPL table: Emmanuel Petit makes shocking prediction about Arsenal, Chelsea
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EPL table: Emmanuel Petit makes shocking prediction about Arsenal, Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit has tipped his former side to finish above London rivals, Chelsea, in the Premier League this season. Arsenal’s form has picked up with the Gunners winning five matches in a row last month to climb to fourth in the table. Arsenal are eight points behind London rivals Chelsea with a game in hand. The Blues have drawn four of their last five league games to slip ten points behind Manchester City. “Can Arsenal make the top four? If you asked me this question two months ago, I would have said it would be a miracle,” Petit told bookmakers.com via Metro. “But after what Arsenal have done in the last few months, they now have an opportunity. “Now everyone is changing their minds. Confidence is back. “With what is happening to Chelsea at the mo...
Novak Djokovic could face 12 months jail-time for ‘lying’ on his Australia travel form as pictures show he travelled before flight to Australia
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Novak Djokovic could face 12 months jail-time for ‘lying’ on his Australia travel form as pictures show he travelled before flight to Australia

Tennis World number one, Novak Djokovic could face jail over claims he lied on his travel forms as new pictures show he travelled to another country before jetting off to Australia. Djokovic returned to training in Melbourne on Monday, January 10, hours after being freed from detention after winning his visa court battle. The Australian government had canceled his visa last week citing the illegality of his visa as an unvaccinated person but a judge ruled on Monday that the decision to cancel his visa was “unreasonable”. After the ruling, he returned Tuesday for a closed door practice, with doors locked and only his support team allowed into Rod Laver Arena. Images show the nine-time Australian Open winner back at work, less than a week before the first Grand Slam tourn...
Novak Djokovic Arrested in Australia just hours after Winning Visa appeal
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Novak Djokovic Arrested in Australia just hours after Winning Visa appeal

Novak Djokovic has reportedly been arrested by the Australian government just minutes after he won a court battle that challenged the manner in which his Australian visa was cancelled. With the verdict meaning he was free to leave the detention centre where he had been held, Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer has now reported that the world No.1 tennis player has been arrested despite the ruling in his favour. Having spoken to Srdan Dokovic, the father of Djokovic, McAteer adds that the Australian government "want to deport" the 34-year-old. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was held in the government facility on his arrival at Melbourne airport early last week after the decision was made to withdraw his visa. He won his court battle on Monday, Jan 10. It was eventually ruled that his vi...
Singer James Arthur Reconciles with his ex-girlfriend Jessica Grist Six months after Split
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Singer James Arthur Reconciles with his ex-girlfriend Jessica Grist Six months after Split

James Arthur, an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 has rekindled romance with his on/off girlfriend Jessica Grist. The couple went their seperate ways in July 2021, just as the singer released a record packed with positive lyrics about their relationship. However in recent photos shared online, James and Jessica were spotted together at a specialist garage which wraps smart motors in personalised colours and logos. They both showed off extremely bold, patterned designer outfits. A source told The Sun; “They’ve had six months apart but have always stayed in touch and got on very well. People close to them are pleased they’re back on — there’s a definite chemistry and they’ve been together the best part of a ...
What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick
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What Edinson Cavani told me about leaving Manchester United – Rangnick

Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has opened up on his talks with Edinson Cavani concerning the player’s future at Old Trafford. The Uruguayan’s deal runs out at the end of the season and there has been speculation he will leave this month. Barcelona were said to have shown a keen interest in the 34-year-old to use him as a replacement for Sergio Aguero who resigned suddenly over health issues. The striker has, however, only started four games this season but Rangnick admitted he was “desperate” to keep him. “He told me that he will definitely stay,” reveals the interim boss during his press conference on Sunday. He hailed Cavani as “the perfect role model,” saying, “I told him that if it was up to me I would want him to stay and I had a conversation with him. ...
Afcon 2021: Cameroon are a good team and will give everything to win the title – Onana
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Afcon 2021: Cameroon are a good team and will give everything to win the title – Onana

The 25-year-old custodian says the Indomitable Lions have a good squad capable of winning their sixth continental title   Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana has revealed they have a good squad that will give everything to win the Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil. The 33rd edition of the African competition will kick off on Sunday with the Indomitable Lions opening the stage with a Group A fixture against Burkina Faso at Stade Omnisport Paul Biya in Yaounde.
You’ll not win any trophies at Old Trafford – Danny Mills tells Man United-bound Ruben Neves
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You’ll not win any trophies at Old Trafford – Danny Mills tells Man United-bound Ruben Neves

Former Manchester City right-back, Danny Mills has told Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves that signing for Manchester United would not guarantee him winning trophies. Manchester United lead the race to sign creative midfielder this January, according to talkSPORT. Mills said that making the move to United would not enhance the 24-year-old’s chances of winning trophies. The Portugal international still has two years remaining on his deal and Wolves are said to be demanding at least £50million for the midfield maestro. Wolves defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday and are now just three points below the Red Devils in the Premier League. And Mills says there are more reasons why Neves should remain in the Midlands. “Wolves have got as much of a chance at win...
Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal
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Relegation battling club winning race to sign Aubameyang from Arsenal

Newcastle United are winning the battle to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal this January, according to Daily Mirror. The two clubs are currently in talks for a deal that could see the Gabonese become Newcastle United’s first signing this January. Since arriving the Emirates in 2018, Aubameyang has been a standout player for Arsenal, scoring 92 goals in 163 appearances. The Gabon international has also helped the club win the FA Cup and reach the Europa League final. But the 32-year-old may have played his last game for the club after being stripped of the captaincy and banished from the main team having been accused of a ‘disciplinary breach’. He has, however, been tipped to join Barcelona with Juventus also interested in him but Newcastle is now favoured to bri...
You need to be smarter – Albert Stuivenberg tells Arsenal star after defeat to Man City
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You need to be smarter – Albert Stuivenberg tells Arsenal star after defeat to Man City

Arsenal’s assistant manager, Albert Stuivenberg, has admitted that defender, Gabriel, needed to be ‘smarter’ after being sent off during his side’s Premier League 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on New Year’s Day. Stuivenberg, who took charge of Arsenal team after the club’s manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19, said this during his post-match press conference after Man City defeated Arsenal at Emirates. Gabriel was then sent off for a second yellow card during the encounter as two goals from Riyad Mahrez and Rodri ensured Man City defeated Arsenal. “We are very frustrated with the outcome if you play a game like this against one of the best teams in the world,” Stuivenberg said at his post-match press conference. “At the end to have zero points is frustrating beca...
Apologize now, you’ll go back to Inter Milan very soon – Bent, Trevor slam Lukaku
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Apologize now, you’ll go back to Inter Milan very soon – Bent, Trevor slam Lukaku

Former England stars, Trevor Sinclair and Darren Bent have slammed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku and told him to apologize to the club’s fans after making ‘disrespectful’ comments about a future return to Inter Milan. In an interview aired on Thursday, the Belgium international admitted he was ‘not happy’ at Chelsea under manager, Thomas Tuchel. He said he wanted to go back to Inter in the near future and Bent noted that the former Man United star could be on his way back to Italy already . The former Everton and Manchester United attacker, who returned to Chelsea in a £97 million deal from Inter, has scored seven goals in 18 appearances for the Blues this season. The Belgian has been told he ‘disrespected’ Chelsea by Sinclair and Bent. Sinclair told talkSPORT: “I’m in ab...
NFL Legend, John Madden is Dead
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NFL Legend, John Madden is Dead

John Madden, the NFL coaching and broadcasting legend, has died, the NFL announced. The league said he passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, at the age of 85. "Nobody loved football more than Coach," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement Tuesday evening. "He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. "There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today." Madden is one of the most iconic figures in NFL history. He dominated as a head coach of the Oakland Raiders, winning Super Bowl XI and finishing his career with a 103-32-7 record. After his time as a head man on the sidelines ended, he went on to become one of the grea...
Gary Neville blasts Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Maguire after 1-1 draw with Newcastle
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Gary Neville blasts Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Maguire after 1-1 draw with Newcastle

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has hit out at three players in the current squad, following a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Monday night. The Red Devils had to fight back to take one point at St James Park, after Alan Saint-Maximin gave the hosts an early lead. Substitute Edinson Cavani prodded in the equalizer in the second half, although United had goalkeeper David de Gea to thank, as his saves prevented Newcastle from winning. Neville, speaking on Sky Sports after the game, singled out Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire for criticism. He said: “It’s annoyed me for about two months. The best players in your team, it’s devastating when they’re showing that look and body language to the younger ones. They have to help them. They have to b...
​Man Utd, Real Madrid alerted as Coman & Bayern Munich remain apart
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​Man Utd, Real Madrid alerted as Coman & Bayern Munich remain apart

Bayern Munich and Kingsley Coman are not getting any closer to agreeing on a new contract. The winger is out of contract at the end of the 2022/2023 season, and may be sold by Bayern in the upcoming summer transfer window. According to Sky Sports Germany, Coman's entourage wants a lot more money than Bayern are willing to offer. They are seeking €5 million to €6 million a year more than Bayern's offer, which appears to suggest that an exit is the likeliest outcome of these negotiations. Coman has experienced his share of injury problems during his time in Germany, but did score the winning goal for Bayern in the Champions League two seasons ago.  
Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday
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Carabao Cup: Three semi-final slots to be decided Wednesday

Arsenal became the first team to qualify for the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. The Gunners brushed aside Sunderland easily at the Emirates winning 5-1. Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick, while Nicolas Pepe and Charlie Patino also got on the scoresheet. Three all-Premier League quarter-final clashes will be played on Wednesday. Brentford will host Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur clash with West Ham, while Liverpool welcome Leicester City. The Carabao Cup semi-final draw will take place live after these matches today. The last-four fixtures will be played weeks commencing 3 and 10 January with the Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27 February 2022. There will be a new winner this season, as Manchester City have been eliminated from the competition.
Early Martinelli Double Sees Arsenal Past Leeds
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Early Martinelli Double Sees Arsenal Past Leeds

Gabriel Martinelli scored in a second successive Premier League game as his early double saw Arsenal past an injury-hit Leeds, winning 4-1 at Elland Road. It was the only Premier League game to go ahead on Saturday after Aston Villa's match against Burnley was postponed due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests, and it was an entertaining encounter. Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa had told Sky Sports before the game he had seven defenders missing, and their absences showed as Arsenal overran their hosts in the first half. The Arsenal focus continues to be on the absence of former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but as they had shown in their last two games against Southampton and West Ham, the Gunners are not struggling for goals as Martinelli scored twice in under half an...
How my football career ended after winning Ballon d’Or – Michael Owen
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How my football career ended after winning Ballon d’Or – Michael Owen

Former England striker, Michael Owen, has narrated how his football career ended after he won the Ballon d’Or at the age of 21. Twenty years ago, Owen, then 21, won the most prestigious individual award beating off competition from Raul Gonzalez and Oliver Kahn in the voting. He won the award after helping Liverpool to a UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup treble. Owen, who is the last Englishman to have won the Ballon d’Or, spoke to Daily Mail on the 20th anniversary of him winning the award. The former England international said he was unaware of the injury issues that lay ahead and did not think it would be the only time he would win the Ballon d’Or. “At 21? Oh, I definitely thought I could win another Ballon d’Or,” Owen told the Daily Mail. “I still didn’t know injuries...
Former Tonga Rugby World Cup star, Taniela Moa Passes away Suddenly at 36
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Former Tonga Rugby World Cup star, Taniela Moa Passes away Suddenly at 36

Former Tonga halfback Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36, the country's rugby governing body has announced. He was 36. Moa’s death was confirmed on Thursday December 16, by the Tonga Rugby Union. He was 36. The Tonga Rugby Union said in a statement that Moa was one of the all-time greats. But did not mention the cause of death. "A stalwart of Ikale Tahi Tonga rugby who will now have his name etched among the echelons of the legendary greats. Such sad news to receive about the passing of Taniela Moa," it said. "We would like to send our love and deepest condolences to his family through this sad and tragic time. May he fly high among God's army and look over you all." The Samoa rugby team also paid tribute to Moa following news of his death. "We are shocked to hear ...
Thomas Tuchel confirms return of two Chelsea top stars
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Thomas Tuchel confirms return of two Chelsea top stars

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that N’Golo Kante will return to the squad for Thursday’s Premier League clash with Everton. Thomas Tuchel spoke at a press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton on Thursday. Kante has not played since Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Juventus in November, with the Blues winning just two of their five games in that period. Chelsea have also been without former Real Madrid ace Mateo Kovavic and Italy international Jorginho in recent weeks with the German gaffer forced to call upon Reece James to play in midfield in their recent Champions League clash against Zenit St Petersburg. Kante alongside Trevoh Chalobah are now returning to the squad who was forced off injured against Watford earlier this month. “N’Golo Ka...
PSG vs Real Madrid: Pochettino Predicts Champions League tie
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PSG vs Real Madrid: Pochettino Predicts Champions League tie

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino has predicted a ‘tough’ game when his team tackle Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 fixture in February. PSG was drawn against Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16 that will be played in February. But Pochettino is confident that PSG can beat the LaLiga giants and secure progress to the quarter-final. “It will be a difficult tie because they are a team with a super coach and super players,” Pochettino told PSG’s official club media. “We will be facing Real Madrid, who are a team used to winning the Champions League, a team with history and plenty of experience. It’s clear that we face a very tough tie. “It starts in February, so the current form will count for little. The important thing will ...
You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku
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You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor has blasted Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel for deciding to drop Romelu Lukaku on the bench in recent weeks. Lukaku returned from injury during Chelsea’s Premier League draw with Manchester United on November 28. However, the Belgium international is scarcely used by Tuchel who only brings him on lately in recent games, handing the former Inter Milan ace a three-minute cameo in the 3-2 win over Leeds at the weekend. And Agbonlahor, believes the German gaffer “needs a kick up the backside” for playing Timo Werner instead of Lukaku. “I think Thomas Tuchel needs a kick up the backside as well because I’m looking at Lukaku, a £90million striker, on the bench again today,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT “He’s played 78 minutes in four Premier Leagu...
Fleming and Chambers claim WSL November awards
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Fleming and Chambers claim WSL November awards

Chelsea midfielder Jessie Fleming has been named the Women's Super League Player of the Month for November, with Reading's Kelly Chambers winning the Manager of the Month prize. Fleming had a perfect November, scoring the only goal in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Aston Villa, before netting again in a 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City. The 23-year-old Canada international, who won Olympic gold in Tokyo, also started the 5-0 rout of Birmingham, which ensured Chelsea secured maximum WSL points last month. Fleming's contributions also helped Chelsea keep hot on the heels of early season leaders Arsenal, who they trail by one point after eight league matches. Meanwhile, Reading boss Chambers claimed top honours among WSL managers for the month of November. Seven points from a possibl...
Man United most Equipped Team in Premier League – Tim Sherwood
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Man United most Equipped Team in Premier League – Tim Sherwood

Former Premier League manager, Tim Sherwood, has named Manchester United as the most equipped team in the Premier League this season. The former Tottenham midfielder said this while heaping praises on United star, Fred after his match-winning display against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Fred scored the only goal as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in what was new manager, Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge of the Red Devils on Sunday. According to him, there will be no excuse if Man United fails to secure a top-four finish this season with some of their injured stars returning and contributing. “Fred and McTominay, we always criticise them – I mean, everyone has criticised Fred. People always find faults in his game but every single manager that takes ...
Ghana’s Bukari bags assist as Simon’s Nantes defeat Lorient
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Ghana’s Bukari bags assist as Simon’s Nantes defeat Lorient

The Ghana international played a crucial role as the Yellow House picked up a win against the Merlucciidaes   Osman Bukari provided the assist that saw Nantes defeat Lorient 1-0 away from home in Sunday’s Ligue 1 outing. The Ghana international had replaced Moses Simon in the 83rd minute and two minutes later, his first involvement saw him set up Wylan Cyprien for the winning strike. Having failed to win any of their last five league games, the Yellow House travelled to Stade du Moustoir – with the ambition of ending their poor run.
EPL: Dalot names underdog in Man United squadEPL: Dalot names underdog in Man United squad
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EPL: Dalot names underdog in Man United squadEPL: Dalot names underdog in Man United squad

Diogo Dalot has said that Fred is the underdog who is criticised by everyone in Manchester United’s squad. The Portuguese singled out the Brazilian midfielder for praise following United’s 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge. Fred struck 13 minutes to stoppage time to hand Man United all three points, curling an impressive shot with his weaker right foot from outside the box. Before Fred struck the winning goal, Rangnick’s side completely controlled the match but had struggled to find a breakthrough. Speaking after the match, Dalot hailed Fred who has been on the receiving end of criticism. “He is the underdog. Everybody can criticise him but he keeps his head clean, he goes inside the pitch and every game he gives everything th...
EPL: I asked my assistant who scored – Rangnick speaks on Fred’s goal
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EPL: I asked my assistant who scored – Rangnick speaks on Fred’s goal

Manchester United boss, Ralf Rangnick has said that he believes midfielder, Fred could score with his right foot. Fred scored the only goal of the match, 13 minutes from time, with an impressive curled shot with his weaker right foot from outside the box. And the new boss said he enquired from his assistant to know exactly who scored the goal because he never expected to see Fred shoot with his right foot. Before Fred struck the winning goal for the Red Devils, Rangnick’s side had complete control of the match but had struggled to find a breakthrough. Rangnick, “Not with his right foot, I had to ask my assistant, ‘who scored’. He said Fred, I said ‘what with his right foot’,” Rangnick added. “He’s a wonderful boy, this is one thing I can say after just two days and from Ol...
Fred fires Rangnick to debut Man Utd win
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Fred fires Rangnick to debut Man Utd win

Ralf Rangnick's reign at Manchester United got off to a winning start as Fred's late winner overcame a stubborn Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rangnick looked set to endure a frustrating first outing as United interim manager as Palace weathered an early onslaught before staging another dogged defensive display at a ground where they were unbeaten in their previous two visits. But the Eagles' resistance was broken 13 minutes from time when Fred curled his second Premier League goal of the season into the top corner of the Palace net with his unfavoured right boot. For Palace, Fred's winner was compounded by the fact it came less than two minutes after Jordan Ayew had squandered their best of securing a victory at Old Trafford for the second successive season. ...
Rema squashes beef with DJ Neptune as he shares a photo of them together
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Rema squashes beef with DJ Neptune as he shares a photo of them together

Mavin music star, Rema has squashed his beef with DJ Neptune who he called out days ago on social media. Rema had called out Neptune for allegedly releasing a song without his permission. The Mavin star who had earlier disclosed that they've reconciled, took to his Instastory to share a photo of them together with the caption "greatness" DJ Neptune also shared the photo with the caption "Edo boys we stay wise. We gonna keep winning for life."
Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd
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Carrick reveals next plan after leaving Man Utd

Outgoing Manchester United interim manager, Michael Carrick, has said he will take some time off with his family, after stepping away from coaching. Carrick announced his shock decision to leave Old Trafford, following his last game in the role against Arsenal. The 40-year-old was unbeaten in three games, winning against Villarreal and Arsenal and holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw. He told Amazon Prime: “It’s not been an easy decision to make to be honest but I feel it’s the right one and I feel quite happy. “I’ve meant to take some time off after I finished playing and I promised the family that we would have some time together and it’s never happened. “It feels like the right time to step away. I’ll be back around the place. I’m not disappearing. But it’s just the right time...
Why I allowed Ronaldo take penalty against Arsenal – Bruno Fernandes
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Why I allowed Ronaldo take penalty against Arsenal – Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has given reasons he allowed Cristiano Ronaldo take the team’s winning penalty against Arsenal on Thursday night. According to Fernandes, it was the 36-year-old’s turn to take the spot kick. Ronaldo scored twice in the 3-2 win over the Gunners, with the second coming from the penalty spot. Fernandes, who made it 1-1 on the night, reveals they did not discuss the change in penalty takers ahead of time. The Portuguese midfielder says he was happy to leave the responsibility to Ronaldo, after missing his last effort in United’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on September 25. “We didn’t have a chat. I missed the last one so I trust him in the same way I trust myself. “It was time for Cristiano to take the penalty because I took the l...
Ancelotti daughter: He wanted Ibrahimovic at Napoli
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Ancelotti daughter: He wanted Ibrahimovic at Napoli

The daughter of Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits her father wanted to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Napoli. Napoli made an attempt for the Swede before he eventually left LA Galaxy for AC Milan. Katia Ancelotti recalled to Radio Kiss Kiss: "He came to Napoli to win, but sometimes things don't go as you would like. Winning at Napoli would have been great. "Ibrahimovic? It was really a shame because together they could have done very well. The month of November was terrible and the arrival of Ibrahimovic would have given an incredible shock to the environment because he would have really changed a dressing room. "Napoli was a big disappointment because it wasn't a season to throw away, but things are going as they should now (at Real Madrid)."  
Ancelotti daughter: He wanted Ibrahimovic at Napoli
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Ancelotti daughter: He wanted Ibrahimovic at Napoli

The daughter of Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits her father wanted to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Napoli.   Napoli made an attempt for the Swede before he eventually left LA Galaxy for AC Milan. Katia Ancelotti recalled to Radio Kiss Kiss: "He came to Napoli to win, but sometimes things don't go as you would like. Winning at Napoli would have been great. "Ibrahimovic? It was really a shame because together they could have done very well. The month of November was terrible and the arrival of Ibrahimovic would have given an incredible shock to the environment because he would have really changed a dressing room. "Napoli was a big disappointment because it wasn't a season to throw away, but things are going as they should now (at Real Madrid)."
Man United vs Arsenal: You’re being smashed by big teams – Thierry Henry warns Arteta’s Gunners
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Man United vs Arsenal: You’re being smashed by big teams – Thierry Henry warns Arteta’s Gunners

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has issued a stern warning to his former club ahead of their trip to Manchester United on Thursday, saying they must start winning big teams. Henry wants the Gunners to make a ‘statement’ against United, adding that he wants to see more ‘improvement’ from them. Arsenal started poorly in the season but has now gone on to win ten of their last 12 games in all competitions. The Gunners are now fifth on the table, one point outside the Champions League places with a game in hand. Club legend, Henry has hailed Mikel Arteta for doing a good job but warned that the team’s recent record has been flattered by some favourable fixtures, insisting that his former club needs to start beating their top-four rivals. Asked about Arsenal’s recent form, Henry t...
Chelsea squeeze past tricky Watford to stay top
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Chelsea squeeze past tricky Watford to stay top

A much-changed Chelsea weathered the storm to navigate their way past a tricky Watford side and stay top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. With Liverpool and Manchester City also winning on Wednesday, Chelsea found themselves third in the Premier League with 20 minutes remaining, but regained top spot on a difficult night through Hakim Ziyech's clinical winner against the run of play. Play was halted for half an hour early in the first half for a medical emergency in the stands, with officials being alerted to the situation by players. Watford later confirmed a fan was stable after suffering a cardiac arrest. Chelsea took the lead just before the half-hour mark as two of their six changes combined, Mason Mount converting at close range from an unselfish as...
Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo in explosive ‘liar’ rant at France Football editor over Messi claims
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Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo in explosive ‘liar’ rant at France Football editor over Messi claims

The Manchester United star has denied claims that his career ambition is to win the award more times than the Paris Saint-Germain attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has hit out at France Football’s chief editor over claims the Manchester United star said he wants to win more Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi. The Portugal international also dismissed the suggestion that he did not attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday because he must go into quarantine due to Covid-19. The 36-year-old took to Instagram to refute the comments by editor-in-chief Pascal Ferre, insisting he is not against any player winning the trophy.
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski reacts to Lionel Messi’s 7th award
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski reacts to Lionel Messi’s 7th award

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has congratulated Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award. Lewandowski also paid tribute to Alexia Putellas, the winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or award, as well as all other nominated players. DAILY POST reports that France Football named Messi as the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or award. The Argentine finished with 613 points, while runner-up Lewandowski amassed 580. Despite the disappointing loss, Lewandowski took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award. Lewandowski tweeted: “Congratulations Leo Messi and Alexia Putellas, winners of the Ballon d’Or 2021; congratulations also to all nominated players! I won the ‘Striker of the Year’ Award, and ...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Patrice Evra confirms winner of award this year
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Patrice Evra confirms winner of award this year

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi is all set to win his seventh Ballon d’Or at the gala on Monday. Evra disclosed this in a post via his Instagram account on Sunday. According to him, Messi is set to get his hands on the 2021 Ballon d’ Or ahead of the likes of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and others. He wrote, “Congratulations to @leomessi for winning another ballon d’or. Also the people who do not understand me when I speak that sucks my djudju.” The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony is set to take place on the 29th of November. The former Barcelona captain led Argentina to a historic Copa America 2021 triumph. Messi is...
Chelsea vs Man Utd: Michael makes honest confession about Premier League game
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: Michael makes honest confession about Premier League game

Manchester United caretaker manager, Michael Carrick has admitted that the Red Devils don’t have a great record against Chelsea even when they are winning silverware. Carrick explained that Chelsea are a real team over the period of time and a good team currently under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. The former England midfielder stated this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening. “We didn’t actually have a great record, to be honest, for quite some time, even when we were winning things,” Carrick said, as quoted by Man United’s official website. “Maybe we were winning leagues at times and going up against Chelsea, but we didn’t have a great record. “Of recent times, that’s changed a little bit but, at the time, for whatever reason… I remem...
What I think about Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Man United manager – Rooney
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What I think about Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Man United manager – Rooney

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has given his verdict on the club’s appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the interim boss at Old Trafford. Rooney, United’s all-time highest goal scorer, believes the German, seen by many as the godfather of modern football, has a ‘tough’ job on his hands at Manchester United. The former England international believes the German will bring ‘stability’ to the squad. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last Sunday following series of disappointing results and United have moved to appoint Rangnick as an interim manager for the remainder of the season. Rangnick who is said to have vast experience in the Bundesliga with Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, was also offered a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford which he will begin ne...
Norwich extend unbeaten run with Wolves draw
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Norwich extend unbeaten run with Wolves draw

Dean Smith's unbeaten start as Norwich boss continued as his side held Wolves to a 0-0 draw at Carrow Road. Smith's tenure got off to a winning start with a 2-1 home victory against Southampton last weekend and it was followed up by what could prove to be a significant point against a top-half Wolves team. It could have been so much more for the hosts, however, who saw glorious chances to secure a third straight Premier League win go begging when Wolves keeper Jose Sa denied both Teemu Pukki and Lukas Rupp with late saves. Wolves, who went into the game having won five of their previous seven matches, saw plenty of the ball throughout the game but struggled to find their rhythm. They failed to create much of note, although Tim Krul did have to keep out Joao Moutinho's low shot a...

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