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Ballon D’Or 2021: Lewandowski backed to win ahead of Messi, Jorginho
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Lewandowski backed to win ahead of Messi, Jorginho

Bayern Munich manager, Julian Nagelsmann, has backed Robert Lewandowski to win this year’s Ballon d’Or. Nagelsmann made the pick ahead of a top-of-the-table clash with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. “Robert deserves to win it, because in my view he has been more unbelievably consistent than any other player,” Nagelsmann told Munich newspaper Abendzeitung. “He is so dynamic, he doesn’t get injured and he can train a lot. I back him to continue playing at the top level for a few more years yet.” Lewandowski is hoping to win his first Ballon d’Or next month after winning FIFA’s rival award for men’s player of the year in 2020. The 33-year-old has been nominated alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante. With seven goals already this season, Lewand...
Frank rates Chelsea’s chances of winning Champions League again this season
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Frank rates Chelsea’s chances of winning Champions League again this season

Former Chelsea defender, Frank Leboeuf, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s side that winning the UEFA Champions League again this season is ‘almost impossible’. Chelsea under Tuchel won the Champions League last season after beating Premier League champions, Manchester City, 1-0 in Porto, following Kai Havertz’s goal. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Brentford this weekend, Leboeuf told Ladbrokes, “Chelsea have been lucky enough to win the [UEFA] Champions League last season but it was kind of a miracle really. “[Thomas] Tuchel came in and changed some stuff and it worked and nobody expected Chelsea to win. “Right now an FA Cup would be nice for Chelsea and the Premier League or the Champions League would be absolutely fantastic. “The Champions League is the m...
‘I played through pain for 11 months ‘- Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford says after recovering from surgery
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‘I played through pain for 11 months ‘- Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford says after recovering from surgery

23 year old Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford has revealed he spent 11 months playing through pain for Manchester United and England before finally having surgery on his injured shoulder. Rashford, who helped the Red Devils to the Europa League final last season and England to the final of Euro 2020, is closing in on a return to football action. He went under the knife in August, but only after spending the best part of a year playing in pain Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Rashford said: "My recovery is - I wouldn't say coming to an end because obviously I have to keep looking after it - but I'm in a much better place physically and mentally. "Last year was a very long season for me, I got this injury at the end of September and gradually it got that little bit worse,...
We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure
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We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has admitted that Nigerian leaders have failed in giving the masses dividends of democracy, hence, the need to apologize to them. Governor Ikpeazu, speaking with Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday, said they have failed to make Nigerians “feel a sense of belonging”. During the interview, the governor also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 must have the willingness to visit all the 109 senatorial districts across the country at least three times a year. He stressed that Nigeria’s next president must possess the quality of transparency, stating that the winner of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election must be able to explain his/her abilities and inabilities. He said: “The president we need in 2023 is one that is capab...
EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah
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EPL: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to winning award ahead of Salah

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reacted to winning the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. The Portugal captain won the prize ahead of Salah, Everton’s Andros Townsend and Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin. The 36-year-old scored twice against Newcastle United on his second Man United debut as they won 4-1 at Old Trafford. The former Real Madrid star also found the back of the net against West Ham in a 2-1 victory. However, Ronaldo was unable to stop Man United from losing 1-0 at the end of September against Aston Villa. Reacting, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, said he was proud to win the award. The Man United number 7 also thanked his teammates, adding that he couldn’t have ...
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
After boxing, I will be a very sad, lonely person – Tyson Fury
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After boxing, I will be a very sad, lonely person – Tyson Fury

British heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has revealed he could go into depression when he finally retires from boxing. Fury is set to take on Deontay Wilder for a third time on October 9, in Las Vegas. The two heavyweights fought first in 2018, where the result was a draw, and again in 2020, where Fury took home the WBC belt. Ahead of the fight, Fury discussed his motivations in the sport, and why he fights. "I'm not fighting to be the greatest of all time, I'm not fighting to be a legend," he told BBC Radio Five Live. "What motivates me?" he continued. "I'm getting asked this a lot. It's definitely not a few quid. It's the fact there's nothing else. "I'm boxing because I can - I don't enjoy anything else, I don't have any hobbies. After boxing, I will be a very s...
Ballon d’Or winner Hegerberg plays first game in 21 months as Lyon make winning UWCL start
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Ballon d’Or winner Hegerberg plays first game in 21 months as Lyon make winning UWCL start

The competition record goalscorer ended her long layoff following a succession of debilitating injuries with a late cameo off the bench Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg played her first game in 625 days as Sonia Bompastor's side made a winning start to the new UEFA Women's Champions League campaign against Hacken. Finishes from Melvine Malard and Catarina Macario - the latter's sixth of the season - plus an own goal from Stine Larsen, ensured a 3-0 victory on Les Fenottes's UWCL return. The 2018 Ballon d'Or Feminin winner and competition record goalscorer ended her near-two-year horrorshow layoff following a succession of debilitating injuries with a late cameo off the bench.
Former Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri confirmed as new Watford boss
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Former Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri confirmed as new Watford boss

Watford have confirmed the appointment of Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri as the club’s Head Coach. Ranieri has signed a contract until the end of next season and will be joined at Vicarage Road by assistant coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, along with fitness coach Carlo Spignoli. He is now tasked with trying to keep Watford in the Premier League after their return to the top-flight. Confirming the news, Watford said that they were pleased to welcome their new Head Coach to Vicarage Road. “Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new Head Coach, on a two-year contract,” a club statement read. “The Italian arrives at Vicarage Road boasting a wealth of experience in charge of some of Europe’s biggest clubs,...
LaLiga: Pjanic reveals what Barcelona need to get back on its feet
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LaLiga: Pjanic reveals what Barcelona need to get back on its feet

Barcelona midfielder, Miralem Pjanic has revealed that the club needs a ‘good leader’ to get back on its feet. Pjanic, who is currently on loan at Besiktas, believes Barcelona will return to winning ways, but it will take some time. Barcelona are going through a difficult period both domestically and in Europe under their manager, Ronald Koeman. Koeman’s men have lost their last two matches against Atletico Madrid in the LaLiga and Benfica in the Champions League. The Catalan club currently sits in the 9th position on the LaLiga table. “[Barcelona] are going through difficult times,” Pjanic told beIN SPORTS. “The results aren’t going as the fans want, which puts pressure on the players. “Maybe a good leader is needed to get the team back on its feet. Barcelona will retu...
BBNaija: ‘Predictable’ – Nigerians react as Whitemoney wins with 47% votes
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BBNaija: ‘Predictable’ – Nigerians react as Whitemoney wins with 47% votes

A cross section of Nigerians has reacted to the emergence of Whitemoney as the winner of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition. Whitemoney, who has been one of the fans’ favourites since the first week, emerged winner of the grand prize worth N90m on Sunday. He won with 47% votes ahead of the first runner up, Liquorose who had 22.99% votes. Although his win this year was not surprising, some were disappointed that Liquorose fans could not pull through for her. Here are some reactions gathered form DAILY POST: @Enamtugbefia “See gap oh! The streets with the silent votes. Indeed, the money has always been white! Congratulations to you Mazi.” @Momoh “Nothing special on this season’s BBN, too predictable.” @DrayaMatthew “That gap is insane, Liquorose’s...
Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina
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Osimhen: Napoli star’s scoring run ends against Fiorentina

Prior to the game against the Purples, the Nigerian striker had scored in his last five matches for the Parthenopeans Victor Osimhen’s impressive goalscoring run for Napoli came to an end as the Parthenopeans secured a 2-1 comeback win against Fiorentina. Heading into Sunday’s Serie A outing, the Nigeria international had found the net in his last five games for Luciano Spalletti’s men in all competitions. Still bitter about their 3-2 loss to Spartak Moscow in Thursday's Europa League fixture, Spalletti’s team travelled to Stadio Artemio Franchi with the desire to bouncing back to winning ways. Nevertheless, it was the hosts who took a 28th-minute lead through Lucas Martinez Quarta. Benefitting from a smart work by Dusan Vlahovis, the Argentine curled his shot past goalkeeper Dav...
‘Struggling to be decisive’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel on Ziyech absence
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‘Struggling to be decisive’ – Chelsea boss Tuchel on Ziyech absence

The Morocco playmaker has only made two league appearances so far this season Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel suggested Hakim Ziyech might have lost a bit of belief and confidence after he missed their 3-1 win over Southampton. Ziyech was an unused substitute as goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell powered the hosts back to winning ways after last weekend's loss to Manchester City. The Morocco international and Kai Havertz were not involved at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Tuchel has defended his decision.  
Defences on top as Arsenal held by Brighton
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Defences on top as Arsenal held by Brighton

Arsenal’s three-game winning run came to an end at Brighton as the teams played out a 0-0 draw in wet and windy conditions at The Amex. In a game that produced 29 shots, 21 of those from Brighton, both teams were guilty of lacking a clinical final finish as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post for the Gunners and Shane Duffy squandered the hosts' best chance late on. It means it was another clean sheet for the Arsenal defensive axis of Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White, who have only conceded one goal in their last four Premier League games. Ramsdale had to be at his best in the final 10 minutes, making three saves to help his team to a gritty point. The result leaves Brighton in fifth place ahead of the international break and Arsenal in ninth.
Werner overcomes VAR setback to fire Chelsea past 10-man Saints
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Werner overcomes VAR setback to fire Chelsea past 10-man Saints

Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell both struck late as Chelsea overcame 10-man Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in a game shrouded in VAR controversy. Trevoh Chalobah headed in an early opener for the hosts (9) and Thomas Tuchel's men thought they had doubled their lead when Werner's header was ruled out by VAR for a foul from Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up. Southampton took full advantage of their reprieve as a foul by Ben Chilwell on Tino Livramento inside the box allowed James Ward-Prowse to level (61) but the Saints captain then saw red for a late challenge on Jorginho, upgraded to a red following VAR review. It proved a turning point as Werner met Azpilicueta's cross to restore Chelsea's lead (84), and Chilwell added a third five minutes later to ensu...
EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures
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EPL: Owen predicts Liverpool vs Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal fixtures

Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday evening, while Manchester United will take on Everton on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford. Chelsea will host Southampton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal will face Brighton in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Everton haven’t won at Old Trafford since 2013 and I don’t think they’ll be winning this one. I’m predicting a 3-1 Man United win.” Commenting on the Chelsea vs Southampton match, Owen said, “Chelsea were disappointing against Man City. But I felt they were a little too defensive against Man ...
Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank
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Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal striker, Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his optimism that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen could become the next Nigerian to be crowned African Footballer of The Year .. Osimhen is the highest goalscorer in Europe at the moment and his club Napoli lead in the Serie A and Kanu, who was the last Nigerian to win the African Player of The Year award in 1999 after winning it earlier in 1996 says that the performance of Osimhen in the Italian Seria A is a clear indication that he can win the coveted award soon. Speaking after the World Heart Day walk in Abuja on Wednesday, September 29, Nwankwo Kanu said; “Osimhen, if you ask me, is the best player in Italy and if any of the current crop of Nigerian players is going to win the African Player o...
UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal
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UCL: This is why I’m back – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to 2-1 win over Villarreal

Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he returned to the club to score goals and make history again. The Portuguese also thanked fans of the club for helping the team throughout their 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League. The Red Devils came back from 1-0 down to beat the Spanish club 2-1 at Old Trafford, keeping their chances of surviving the group stage alive. Alex Telles equalised for the Red Devils, before a stoppage time strike from Cristiano Ronaldo sent Old Trafford into jubilation. United lost their opening Champions League group stage match against Young Boys and were under pressure to return to winning ways against the Yellow Submarine. “Now everything is possible, everything is open and we believe we will go through,” T...
Amuneke: African nations can’t win the World Cup just by talking
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Amuneke: African nations can’t win the World Cup just by talking

The football great has stated what African teams need to do to end their wait towards winning the global football showpiece Former Nigeria and Barcelona star Emmanuel Amuneke believes an African team would someday win the Fifa World Cup, but it cannot be achieved by mere talking. Since the maiden edition of the global football showpiece staged in Uruguay in 1930, the trophy has remained elusive to African countries. The closest attempt was a quarter-final finish achieved by Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana in 1990, 2002 and the 2010 editions respectively.  
BBNaija: Liquorose reveals why she’s unhappy with Pere, Angel’s return to show
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BBNaija: Liquorose reveals why she’s unhappy with Pere, Angel’s return to show

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Liquorose has revealed why she wasn’t happy with Pere and Angel’s return to the reality show. Liquorose during her diary session told Biggie that a part of her wanted them back while the other didn’t want them on the show because they increased the stakes and made the possibilities of her winning lower. She however noted that regardless of what the recent development would bring, she would try her best to step up her game. ”In honesty am happy and unhappy at the same time. On one hand, I feel like I want them to be in the house then on the other hand the stake got higher with their return and I want to be the winner. ”So, with their return, It simply means that I have to step up my game,” she said
Raducanu Drops Coach who led her to US Open Triumph
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Raducanu Drops Coach who led her to US Open Triumph

US Open winner Emma Raducanu has decided to replace coach Andrew Richardson with someone who has the experience to keep her at the top level on the WTA Tour. Richardson, who coached British youth players, worked with Raducanu at Bromley Tennis Centre near her Kent home and then went with the 18-year-old to New York, where she entered her second major in the qualifying rounds. He replaced Nigel Sears, Andy Murray’s father-in-law, who Raducanu dropped after reaching the round of 16 at Wimbledon in July. “After Wimbledon, I was ranked around 200 in the world and at the time I thought Andrew would be a great coach to trial so we went to the States but never did I even dream of winning the US Open,” Raducanu said at an event staged by the British Lawn Tennis Association at the ...
BBNaija: I’m a winner already – Liquorose
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BBNaija: I’m a winner already – Liquorose

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

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has snubbed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, and named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, as the two best players he ever faced during his career. Lampard, who played against Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho during his career, insisted that he felt bad for the Portugal captain. “There is two I would say – one is Lionel Messi, because he is just the best, And I feel bad with Cristiano [Ronaldo] because what Cristiano has done in big games, winning finals and stuff, I think that is such a tight call,” Lampard told Coral’s All to Play For Podcast. “But to play against him [Messi], I didn’t play Ronaldo at his peak. I played him at Man United when he was getting towards it, but not at Real Madrid, where...
BBNaija: You can’t last two days in their shoes – Tacha slams those criticising Saga, housemates
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BBNaija: You can’t last two days in their shoes – Tacha slams those criticising Saga, housemates

Reality Tv star, Tacha Akide has criticised those judging Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, Season 6 housemates. Recently, Saga trended on social media for crying over Nini’s disappearance from the house on Wednesday. His action led to criticism from fans and even celebrities who called him out for focusing on a woman who has a lover outside the house rather than winning the show. The likes of singer, Orezi went ahead saying he dislike men who lose focus in a game where a huge sum of N90 million is involved just for a woman. Tacha, who was disqualified from BBNaija Season 4, on Friday warned those criticising housemates to stop judging them as they have no idea what it means to be in the house. According to her, most of those criticising the housemates cannot last ...
Laporta warns under-fire Barcelona boss Koeman he won’t be afraid to ‘make decisions’
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Laporta warns under-fire Barcelona boss Koeman he won’t be afraid to ‘make decisions’

The Camp Nou chief says the Dutchman's future in the dugout will "depend a lot" on results but also insists "we are behind him now" Barcelona president Joan Laporta has warned under-fire head coach Ronald Koeman that he won't be afraid to "make decisions" if the team's fortunes do not improve soon. Pressure is building on Koeman after Barca's poor start to the 2021-22 campaign, with a 1-1 draw at home to Granada on Monday marking the latest setback for the Spanish giants. Barca slipped to eighth in the La Liga standings after that result, and it has been suggested that Koeman is now on borrowed time as he struggles to find a winning formula following a summer of wholesale changes at Camp Nou.  
‘We want to continue in this direction’ – PSG’s Hakimi revels after double act vs Metz
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‘We want to continue in this direction’ – PSG’s Hakimi revels after double act vs Metz

The Morocco international found the net twice against the Maroons as the Parisians continued their perfect start in the French topflight this season Achraf Hakimi wants Paris Saint-Germain to keep on winning after narrowly defeating Metz 2-1 in Wednesday’s Ligue 1 encounter. The former Inter Milan star was the hero for Mauricio Pochettino’s men – netting a brace to help the Parisians extend their perfect start at the Stade Saint-Symphorien. Five minutes into the game, Hakimi put PSG ahead but the hosts restored parity through Mali’s Boubakar Kouyate six minutes before the half-time break.
Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi
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Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi

Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly, Mrs Biodun Olujimi has expressed strong optimism, that the defections currently being suffered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), would not affect its chances of winning elections. The lawmaker said those who defected to other parties might have personal reasons for leaving, expressing hope that they would soon return to the umbrella fold. Speaking to journalists in her office on Thursday, Olujimi, who was the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate, said, if those who left the party do not return, they would soon “fizzle into oblivion”. She said, “This is election time and election times are always like this. People who believe that their interests cannot be saved here will want to move. But let me assure you, they will al...
Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies
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Ray Parlour hints fans on Man United’s plans of winning bigger trophies

Former Arsenal star, Ray Parlour has named the trophy Manchester United will win the season after the Red Devils crashed out of the Carabao Cup last night. Man Utd was dumped out of the competition by West Ham on Wednesday further extending their search for a trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Angered by the result, Manchester United fans took to social media to demand the sacking of Solskjaer with ‘Ole out’ trending last night but Parlour offered some words of calm for the club’s supporters. Parlour believes that the Red Devils will end up winning the bigger trophies such as the Premier League or the Champions League this season. Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane who were brought in the summer to help the club win some trophies this season were missing last night’s cup ga...
Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo
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Lewandowski reacts after winning European Golden Shoe ahead of Messi, Ronaldo

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has insisted he does not have to prove himself in another league, after picking up the award for winning the 2020/2021 European Golden Shoe. The last campaign proved to be Lewandowski’s best in terms of his overall contribution in the final third. The Poland international scored 41 goals in 29 league matches for Bayern, despite missing a whole month of action due to injury. The 33-year-old also surpassed Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a single Bundesliga season and won the European Golden Shoe for the first time in his career, finishing 11 ahead of ex-Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Lewandowski was finally presented with the award on Tuesday and said: “I don’t have to prove myself in another league. “I can com...
‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special
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‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special

One Red Devils legend has revealed why another one can be considered a class above other talismanic figures Cristiano Ronaldo has always been "another level" above the greatest enigmas at Manchester United, says Paul Scholes, with even Eric Cantona having to accept a standing below the Portuguese superstar. French talisman Cantona helped to open trophy-winning floodgates under Sir Alex Ferguson in 1992-93, with his mere presence making the Red Devils a more formidable proposition. Plenty have filled a similar role at Old Trafford since then, with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo back for a second stint as he looks to recapture former glories in familiar surroundings.
BBNaija: Why Maria’s eviction shocked me – Saskay
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BBNaija: Why Maria’s eviction shocked me – Saskay

Evicted Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Saskay has revealed that Maria’s eviction from the house shocked her. Saskay was evicted from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition of the reality show on Sunday alongside Yousef. Her journey to winning the grand prize worth N90m ended after she scored low votes from fans. Speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu in her interview on Africa Magic, Saskay mentioned that Maria’s eviction was the most shocking to her in the house in the her. According to her, she thought Maria was a strong personality in the house and didn’t see her eviction coming. Saskay said:”Maria’s eviction surprised me the most because everyone thought she was a really strong person and had a strong personality. “It was from that moment we realized that whatever w...
EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions
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EPL: Let’s see in April, May – Solskjaer speaks on Man Utd’s title ambitions

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Sunday refused to answer questions about their title ambitions, following a 2-1 win at West Ham. Said Benrahma saw his shot deflected in to give the hosts the lead, before Cristiano Ronaldo reacted quickest to his rebound to make it 1-1. Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort in the 89th minute and David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty in stoppage time. Solskjaer was asked about winning the Premier League title after the match. He replied: “You’re not gonna get me on that one now. It’s five games into the season. “I was probably down and out and lost my job yesterday. That’s the way it is at Man United. “We deserved three points [against West Ham]. It’s a hard place to come, here. Hopefully these points can make ...
EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea
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EPL: Mendy Reveals Secret behind his Success at Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed how he has managed to keep his starting position since he signed for the club one year ago. Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes while the team was led by Frank Lampard. The 29-year-old went on to claim the starting role between the sticks, which he has kept under new manager Thomas Tuchel. The Senegalese international has managed to keep clean sheets in 29 of his 50 games so far in a Chelsea shirt, winning the Champions League in May and was handed the trophy for UEFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020-21 season a few days ago. “When you play for this kind of club, you will find big competition [for places], a big fight for playing,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “You can see it ...
Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire
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Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire

  The World Cup-winning defender believes working with the iconic Portuguese on a daily basis will raise collective standards at Old Trafford Raphael Varane believes working with Cristiano Ronaldo on a daily basis helps to make you a better player, with Manchester United set to benefit from the Portuguese's presence after taking him back to Old Trafford. The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup during the summer transfer window when returning the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to English football 12 years on from seeing him depart for Real Madrid. Despite now being 36 years of age, Ronaldo has hit the ground running with three goals through his opening two games for United, and Varane believes the all-time great will help to raise collective standards in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's ...
Jordan Ayew: Where will Crystal Palace forward’s next goal come from?
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Jordan Ayew: Where will Crystal Palace forward’s next goal come from?

  The Ghana star’s luckless run in front of goal now stands at 31 games, and there’s a resignation that Liverpool will extend this drought to 32 matches The sound of Jonathan Moss’ whistle at Selhurst Park was met with an excitement that hadn’t been felt at Crystal Palace in months, following their 3-0 success over Tottenham Hotspur. Red card to Japhet Tanganga aside, the Eagles were the more ambitious team before the young defender’s dismissal just before the hour and merited maximum points on the balance of play. Aside from a couple of FA Cup wins over the North London outfit in 2016 and 2019, this is a fixture that tends to end with Spurs on the winning side. This was Palace’s first Premier League win against Tottenham in 13 attempts, ending a six-year wait since that 2-1 w...
EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd
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EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd

Former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has given a condition to coach Manchester United. According to Italian transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, Conte has reportedly expressed an interest in managing Man United if called upon by the Red Devils. This is coming after Man United lost 2-1 to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Conte wants to win so he would only accept a winning project. He wouldn’t accept Arsenal because they’re not immediately strong to win something, that is why he [also] said no to Spurs. “I think he would consider Manchester United’s call, if it arrived,” Di Marzio told Sky Sports. Conte is currently out of work, having left Serie A champions, Inter Milan, in the summer after guiding them to their first championship in 11 years. The 5...
Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku
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Don’t promise what you can’t deliver – Milito tells Chelsea striker, Lukaku

Former Inter striker, Diego Milito, has urged Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, not to promise what he can’t deliver. Milito said this ahead of Inter Milan’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the summer but Milito was not impressed, insisting that Inter Milan fans are disappointed in the 28-year-old’s loyalty before joining the English Premier League, EPL, giants. “As for Lukaku, there is one thing you should never do: promise what you can’t deliver,” Milito told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s normal for a player to leave and go somewhere else, but the fans are disappointed with his declarations of loyalty before joining Chelsea.” “I was close to Real Madrid and PSG, but Inter was a life choice for me,” Milito added. ...
Caf Champions League: Akwa United 1-0 CR Belouizdad – Ubong hands Promise Keepers victory
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Caf Champions League: Akwa United 1-0 CR Belouizdad – Ubong hands Promise Keepers victory

  Kennedy Boboye’s Promise Keepers began their continental campaign on a winning note against the reigning Algerian champions Akwa United pipped CR Belouizdad 1-0 in Uyo on Sunday to begin their Caf Champions League campaign on a winning note. Friday Ubong’s 88th-minute effort inspired Kennedy Boboye’s Promise Keepers past the North Africans in the keenly contested preliminary round affair at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium. Having won the Nigeria Professional Football League in the 2020-21 season, Akwa earned one of the tickets to represent the West African country in Africa’s elite club competition.      
‘It was too beautiful’ – Napoli’s Koulibaly explains celebration after sinking Juventus
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‘It was too beautiful’ – Napoli’s Koulibaly explains celebration after sinking Juventus

  The 30-year-old popped up with a goal with five minutes left to the final whistle to silence the Old Lady at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly has explained the reason he used a ‘borrowed’ camera to celebrate his winning goal against Juventus in their 2-1 comeback win on Saturday. The 30-year-old defender made the difference after he popped up with a goal in the 85th minute to sink Juventus at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and hand them their second defeat of the campaign. Juventus had taken the lead in the 10th minute courtesy of Alvaro Morata but Napoli waited until the second half to turn things in their favour, first Matteo Politano putting them level in the 57th minute before the burly Koulibaly tapped in the rebound after a save from...
BBNaija: Why I want to be evicted on Sunday – Jackie B
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BBNaija: Why I want to be evicted on Sunday – Jackie B

Jackie B, Big Brother Naija housemate, has said she would like to be evicted on Sunday. The mother of one who is up for possible eviction alongside Saga, Queen, Liquorose, WhiteMoney and Jaypaul made this known during a conversation with the housemates. She said she would like to be evicted this week if she doesn’t stand a chance to win the N90 million grand prize. “I feel good about tomorrow’s eviction. I don’t know why but I’m not tensed. “I think I am ready to go home if I stand no chance of winning the prize. I will like to remain in the house only if I stand a good chance of winning the show. “We are all winners regardless,” she added. Meanwhile, there are 13 housemates battling for the grand prize. Two housemates may be evicted during the live show on Sunday....
Edouard double as Palace Stun 10-Man Spurs
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Edouard double as Palace Stun 10-Man Spurs

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

David Luiz is set to sign for Flamengo after leaving Arsenal as a free agent. According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, the defender has reached a verbal agreement with the Brazilian club. Luiz will sign a deal with Flamengo, which will keep him at the club until December 2022. Romano tweeted: “David Luiz to Flamengo, verbal agreement reached and here we go! “The Brazilian centre back has accepted the contract proposal until December 2022. He’s now set to join Mengão. “Paperworks time now. Mission: winning the league also in Brazil.” Luiz played two years at Arsenal after joining from Chelsea, winning the FA Cup and Community Shield.
British teenager Emma Raducanu, 18, becomes the first qualifier in history to reach a Grand Slam final
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British teenager Emma Raducanu, 18, becomes the first qualifier in history to reach a Grand Slam final

British teenage tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has made history after winning her US Open semi-final in straight sets to secure a place in her first major final and a cheque for a minimum of $1.25million (£900,000). She is the first British woman to reach the US Open final since Virginia Wade in 1968, and the youngest Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. She is also the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam final in 44 years. The 18-year-old from Kent defeated seventeenth seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4 in just 84 minutes on Friday morning September 10, to book a place in the final clash. Raducanu said on court after her victory: 'Honestly the time here in New York has gone so fast. I've just been taking care of each day and three weeks later I'm in fina...
Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo
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Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has warned clubs in the Premier League and in Europe that the Red Devils are now ready to go all out over the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernandes said the arrival of his compatriot increases the likelihood of United claiming silverware this season. The Portuguese midfielder was credited with playing a key part in convincing Ronaldo to return to United after 12 years away. Fans are looking forward to Ronaldo’s potential second debut, when United file out against Newcastle at the weekend. Fernandes warned title contenders in Europe and the league that Ronaldo’s legendary winning mentality will help boost the desire of an already hungry United squad. “We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the h...
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Ahmed Musa to get N10m for reaching 100 caps
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Ahmed Musa to get N10m for reaching 100 caps

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, will receive the sum of N10million from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), for winning his 100th cap for the country. This was confirmed by NFF president, Amaju Pinnick. Musa achieved the milestone during the World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on Tuesday. The former Leicester City winger started the game, which the Eagles went on to win 2-1 in Mindelo. Following the win at the Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena in Mindelo, Pinnick said: “The NFF will give Ahmed Musa N10 million for reaching the 100 caps. “We will sustain this gesture and honour our players that hit 100 games henceforth.” Musa made his debut for Nigeria at the age of 17 in August 2010. He came on to replace John Mikel Obi in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier agai...
BBNaija: What I’ll do to win N90million grand prize – Saskay
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BBNaija: What I’ll do to win N90million grand prize – Saskay

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Saskay has revealed what she will do to win the N90 million grand prize. Saskay, during her diary session with Biggie on Tuesday, said she is ready to do anything just to win the money. She noted that she has never been a people pleaser but for the money, she’s willing to go against her ethics. ”It’s actually very hard to please anyone, this I know. I’m equally not a people’s pleaser or an ass licker but if winning the money is dependent on how I please anyone, especially inside this house, I will do it,” she said. She further noted that she would choose winning the money over finding love. According to her, ”Finding love is good. Love is a beautiful thing but the Igbo woman in me will not allow me loose that huge amount of money because...
2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Juuko sees red as Uganda hold Mali to a goalless draw
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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Juuko sees red as Uganda hold Mali to a goalless draw

The result means the West Africans will continue to occupy top position, now with four points after winning their opener 10-man Uganda have managed to register a 0-0 draw against Mali in Group E's 2022 World Cup Qualifier at St Mary's Stadium in Kitende on Monday. The Cranes had to face the West African nation with fewer men after Murushid Juuko was shown a red card in the second half. However, the dominant Mali side was unable to find a way past Uganda who defended with all their might. Isaac Mulemwe, who kept his position despite the changes made to the squad, delivered a ninth-minute free-kick but Ibrahim Mounkoro, in the Mali goal, tipped the goal-bound ball over the bar.
#BBNaija: Boma, Tega, Peace and Michael evicted
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#BBNaija: Boma, Tega, Peace and Michael evicted

Boma, Tega, Peace and Michael have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house. The four housemates who got the lowest votes last week, were up for eviction alongside 11 other housemates. Only JayPaul and Jackie B were immune from eviction last week after winning the Head of House challenge. This is also the first time a quadruple eviction have been carried out on the show.
Nigeria third best African team as Paralympics end
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Nigeria third best African team as Paralympics end

Team Nigeria to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games ended their campaign with a total of 10 medals comprising four gold, one silver and five bronze medals as curtains get drawn on the multi-sports event on Sunday (today). Nigeria are currently 32nd on the overall medals table going to the last day of the competition but will not be adding another medal after the country ended their competition on Saturday with Flora Ugwunwa winning a gold medal in javelin with a throw of 19.39m in the F54 class event while Lauritta Onye followed up with a bronze in shot put failing to defend the gold she won five years ago in Rio. Team Nigeria won three gold medals from para powerlifting with Latifat Tijani, Bose Omolayo and Folashade Oluwafemiayo having the country’s flag raised in the -45, -79 ...
You’ll not win Premier League title even with Ronaldo – Liverpool hero, Barnes tells Man United
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You’ll not win Premier League title even with Ronaldo – Liverpool hero, Barnes tells Man United

Liverpool legend, John Barnes has said that Manchester United cannot win the Premier League title this season despite the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to their set up. Ronaldo made his way back to Old Trafford last week after leaving Juventus. During his first spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo won the Champions League, Premier League titles, among others, including his first ballon d’Or. Manchester United finished second behind rivals Manchester City last season and many believe Ronaldo’s arrival has seemingly boosted their chances of winning the Premier League this term. But Barnes is not convinced, although he still believes it is a ‘good move’ for all parties. “From the point of view of the prodigal son returning home it’s fantastic,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets via Metro. ...

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