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Monday, May 31, 2021

Barcelona Signs Manchester City Striker, Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero has completed a move to Barcelona after his exit from Manchester City, the Spanish club have announced. 

The Argentina International left Manchester City following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season and has joined Ronald Koeman’s side on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season.


The 32-year-old striker will be presented at the Nou Camp with club president Joan Laporta on Monday evening, May 31, and will officially join on July 1. He will have a release clause of €100 million.


Barca have said in a statement on their official website: “FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club from 1 July when his contract with Manchester City expires.


“The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season and his buy out clause is set at 100 million euros.”

Aguero made his final appearance for City as a substitute during their 1-0 Champions League final loss against Chelsea on Saturday in Porto.


He will now travel to Argentina to join his national side for their World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Footballer Aaron Samuel and His Wife Split 4 Months After Welcoming 2nd Baby

Footballer, Aaron Samuel, and wife, Chinwe, reportedly split 4 months after welcoming their second child. Footballer. 

Chinwe, whose Instagram bio used to read: “Wife, mummy & chic” now reads, “A full chic”.

She has also deleted all of Aaron Samuel’s photos from her Instagram.

Also, Aaron Samuel has made his Instagram account private.

According to reports, the couple split over infidelity.

Chinwe reportedly couldn’t continue with the marriage after she discovered her husband was allegedly having an affair with a popular Nigerian celebrity.

Aaron Samuel has reportedly moved out of their shared home and is currently squatting at his friend’s place at Ajah, Lagos.

Aaron Samuel Olanare is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chinese Super League club Changchun Yat.

Aaron and Chinwe got married in 2018 and are have two children. Their second child, Brian, is only 4 months old.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Super Eagles First Training Session At The Teslim Balogun Stadium (Photos, Video)

Nigeria’s largest city Lagos will host a competitive men’s senior football match for the first time in 20 years on 30 March.

The Super Eagles will take on Lesotho in their final 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Teslim Balogun stadium.
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials say that the number of fans allowed in to the stadium to watch the match depends on the Confederation of African Football’s Covid-19 protocols at the time.

The last competitive game Nigeria played in Lagos was a 1-0 Nations Cup qualifying win over Zambia in January 2001, while 10 years later there was a 2-1 friendly win over Sierra Leone at the Teslim Balogun venue.

March’s game could see Lagos once again becoming a permanent home for the Super Eagles according to sports minister Sunday Dare who is keen to refurbish the dilapidated National Stadium in Lagos.

“This city is excited to host the country’s first competitive fixture in 20 years in a place where the team rarely lose,” chairman of the Lagos State Sports commission, Sola Aiyepeku, told BBC Sport Africa

“Everything is geared towards making Lagos the home base again, because there’s a presence that this place has and demand that the fans have towards the opposition that puts them in fear.
“We want the Nigeria fear factor that this city has to return and put that in the hearts and souls of teams that come here.”

The city is also confident that it can put in all the necessary measures for the game despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s an unprecedented time to host the national team but wherever you go there is still the coronavirus, so it will definitely dampen probably the number of people,” NFF vice president and Lagos FA boss Seyi Akinwunmi added.

“Despite the huge logistic problems that comes with these challenging times, Lagos state has proven that it can manage the pandemic more than most states in the country.
“The state has all the capacity, the hotels, state of the art ambulances, hospitals and everything which is an added reason for the country to come to Lagos.

“It’s been a challenging year for the world in terms of football, but the country’s most famous state is delighted to welcome the Eagles back home where they’ve enjoyed a remarkable success.”

The Super Eagles have been playing their internationals around the country since the end of the 20th century when the cash-strapped Nigerian Football Association (now NFF) decided to approach cities interested in hosting international games.
Financial support, usually provided by the governors who host the national team in their states, saw the Eagles move around to Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Delta State.

The Abuja and Lagos National Stadiums, as well as dozens of others that dot Nigerian cities, have become white elephants furthering emphasising a sad reminder of Nigeria’s poor maintenance culture.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

AFCON Qualifier: We Know How To Beat Nigeria – Benin Republic Coach

Benin Republic coach, Michel Dussuyer, has said his side will be ready for Saturday’s showdown against Nigeria in Porto Novo.

Dussuyer’s side will host the three-time African champions in the 2022 Group L African Cup of Nations qualifiers encounter on Saturday.

The Squirrels are a point behind the Super Eagles and a win will boost their hope of finishing on top of the Group ahead of the neighbors.

Speaking in a news conference on Monday, Dussuyer said his side has respect for Super Eagles but they will approach the game with everything they have.

“We have respect for Nigeria but we also have our assets. We will approach the game with a lot of seriousness and determination.

“We know what we have to do On Saturday our ambition is to win. It will not be an easy task. We have hopes,” he said.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

SAD! Ronaldinho’s Mother Dies at Aged 71 After Contracting Covid-19

Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho reportedly passed away after testing positive for Covid-19.

Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre.

Ronaldinho’s former club Atletico Mineiro confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, February 21,  with a message of condolence.

“It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement.

“The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.”

Ronaldinho is yet to make an official statement over the reported death of his mother.

In December, the former, Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker confirmed his mother’s condition on social media.

“Dear friends, my mother has COVID and we are in the fight for her to recover soon,” Ronaldinho posted on Twitter on December 21.

“She is in the intensive care center, receiving all the care. I thank you in advance for your prayers, positive energies, and affection. Mother strength.”

The 40-year-old had a close relationship with his mother, who always accompanied him throughout his career. In 2005, he dedicated his Ballon d’Or award to her.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Gernot Rohr Speaks on Ahmed Musa, says Nigeria’s Must Win AFCON Qualifiers

German born tactician, Gernot Rohr has stated that he’ll like to see Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa start playing for a new club after more than three months of inactivity.

Rohr, the Super Eagles coach says he wants Ahmed Musa to be back ahead of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March.

Nigeria will face the Republic of Benin and Lesotho in their last Afcon qualifying games next month.

Musa has been clubless since October when he left Saudi Arabian side, Al Nass, by mutual agreement and has had failed talks with West Brom of England.

Rohr says he is hopeful Musa will sort out his career soon.

“We are in touch with our captain, he is in the United Kingdom now,” Rohr told media.

“It’s not so easy to change during the season but he is free to sign where he wants and there’s no obligation to respect the transfer window for him because he was free already.”I am very hopeful that he can sign in the next few days, he wanted to come back to Europe and to play in England so it’s not easy during the season but I’m hopeful that he can sign in the club, it’s very important that everybody is playing in their clubs.

“It’s a long time that he didn’t play, I think since October, so he needs now to come back in the rhythm of the matches.”  “I hope to see the fans very soon in the stadium, it’s difficult for the fans, we have the pandemic situation for almost one year,” he added.

“I want to tell them that our boys will fight to forget some disappointment from last year.”

Nigeria is currently leading Group L table of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with eight points .

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

COVID-19: Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz Tests Positive for Corona Virus

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz will miss the Italian Supercup next week after the Spanish international tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.

All other players and staff members, who underwent tests before Sunday’s Serie A match against Fiorentina were all negative, the club said. 

Napoli play Juventus in the Italian Supercup in Reggio Emilio next Wednesday.

“Unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID,” Ruiz said in a statement on Twitter.

“I am isolating at home and following all the protocols set by Napoli and Serie A. I am doing well and so is my family.

“I will be back working with the team when I have fully recovered. Meanwhile I’ll continue to support the team from home.”

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has not yet recovered from the virus, having tested positive following his return from Nigeria after the Christmas holidays.


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EPL: Key Battles in Liverpool, Man United Top-of-table Clash

When Liverpool and Manchester United clash at Anfield on Sunday, there will be more at stake than just the usual bragging rights.

The bitter rivals are engaged in a battle for the Premier League title, with leaders United sitting three points clear of second-placed Liverpool.

Here is a closer look at three duels – from goals and crosses, to set-pieces, penalty banter, injuries, pressing, high lines, running, possession, scoring late, and conceding early – that will define the vital showdown:

Jordan Henderson vs Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes has played a major role in transforming Manchester United from also-rans to title contenders.

Widely credited with reviving United with his fierce will to win and positive attitude, as well as his classy performances, the Portugal playmaker’s next mission is to stamp his authority on the biggest game of his time with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Fernandes, signed from Sporting Lisbon last January, will head to Anfield as the first star to win the Premier League Player of the Month award four times in a calendar year after earning the prize for December.

Overall, he has 15 goals and nine assists in all competitions this term, making it 27 goals and 17 assists in 48 United appearances.

No wonder Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer and will task Reds captain Jordan Henderson with subduing the midfielder on Sunday.

“He’s an outstanding player. Before he joined United, we played against Sporting in the USA on the tour and in that game already you could see, ‘Wow!’,” Klopp said.

“He is settled, he is a very influential player for United obviously, involved in a lot of things. So, yeah, a good signing, unfortunately, for United.”

Mohamed Salah vs Eric Bailly

With 17 goals in all competitions this season, Mohamed Salah will pose the biggest threat to United, but the Egypt forward can expect a stern challenge from the revitalised Eric Bailly.

Bailly has struggled for form and fitness throughout his United career, but the Ivory Coast centre-back has been key to their winning streak.

In six games with Bailly in the team, United have won five and drawn once, conceding just three goals.

Harry Maguire looks more comfortable alongside Bailly, whose out-going personality kept his team-mates relaxed during their difficult periods earlier this season.

United manager Solskjaer could also revert to the three-man central defence he has deployed against Liverpool in the past.

Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are a formidable test for United’s rearguard, although they have gone through a barren patch of late, with Liverpool netting only once in their last three league games.

Fabinho vs Marcus Rashford

Ravaged by injuries to his top centre-backs, Klopp will be forced to deploy Brazil midfielder Fabinho as a makeshift defender once again.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are long-term absentees, while Joel Matip has spent the last week battling to return from the adductor injury the last three games.

Matip has returned to training but if he is not deemed ready then Klopp will have to choose between youngsters Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips to partner Fabinho.

That puts the onus on Fabinho to maintain his solid form at the position, but it won’t be easy against a lively United attack led by Marcus Rashford.

Rashford and Anthony Martial have the pace and poise to hurt Liverpool, while Edinson Cavani’s experience and physical presence make him an intriguing option.

“We know that we can beat anyone, anywhere on any given day, so to go into a game like this feeling that if we play to our best we can win is a good feeling,” Solskjaer said.

“It’s a test and reality check of where we’re really at because we’ve won many, many tight games, scored a few goals in injury time, showed that mentality.”

Styles of play

Goals, shots and through balls – The general narrative appears to suggest United are fortunate to go into this fixture at the summit, or even close to it, but they certainly deserve to be among the higher rungs – ranking second for goals scored and shots on target, behind only Liverpool.
Both sides are also among the most prolific for threading balls between defensive lines, so expect intricate passes or exchanges with runners and breakaway attacks this weekend.
As has been the case for several seasons, Liverpool’s top scorers are Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, while midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes and winger Marcus Rashford lead the way at United this term.

Man Utd score late, both concede early – Rashford’s late winner at Wolves was just the latest example of United striking in the final moments of games this season. They also scored stoppage-time goals to grab points against Southampton and Brighton. The graphic below also shows how they have scored 21 of their 34 goals in the second half, equating to 62 per cent.

That is not the case for Liverpool, who have scored in equal measure during both halves. However, both teams have been prone to conceding early this season.

Klopp’s side have conceded 14 of their 21 goals in the first half – although the majority of these came during the opening eight fixtures and they still managed to secure wins in most of those games.

Source: Skysports and AFP

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dortmund Consides Sancho Sale, Napoli Want £100m For Koulibaly

Borussia Dortmund are putting a Jadon Sancho contingency plan in place amid fears of a Manchester United transfer, Daily Star reports.

Sancho was linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window, and he has experienced an indifferent season in the Bundesliga since the speculation.

France Football claim Dortmund are now preparing for his sale as they look to end Bayern Munich’s domestic dominance.

Stuttgart forward Tanguy Coulibaly has been identified as a “replacement” for the England international.

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has warned Manchester United and Liverpool they must offer at least £100m if they want to sign Kalidou Koulibaly this month, The Sun reports.

Liverpool are desperate for centre-back reinforcements after Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez suffered long-term injuries, and their interest in the 29-year-old Senegal defender has been known for some time.

Koulibaly, whose contract expires in summer 2023, has played in 18 games for Napoli this season, helping keep seven clean sheets.

De Laurentiis spoke to Jim White, and the Sky Sports News’ presenter relayed his conversation on talkSPORT.

“This morning, I spoke to Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner, and said what about your player, are there bids in for him? He laughed it off saying he’s not for sale.

“It seems on this occasion Koulibaly is going nowhere. He stays and that was as recent as this morning. Anyone going in with anything other than £100million for Koulibaly can forget it.

“He’s absolutely not for sale unless one of the big clubs in England come up with £100million.”

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

I Used to Save My Lunch Money and Borrow Just to Watch Manchester United Play - Odion Ighalo Reveals

Manchester United and Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has spoken of how his love for the Red Devils began.

With just a month left for his contract to expire at Manchester United, Odion Ighalo has spoken to the club’s website, reminiscing how he used to save part of his lunch money many years ago to watch Manchester United’s games at viewing centres in his hometown of Nigeria.

Ighalo, 31-year-old joined Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020, a deal which will see him stay at the club until the end of January 2021.

Born in Ajegunle, Lagos to a poor Edo family, the striker has described how he managed to watch Manchester United’s weekend games back then.

“I grew up in an area where everyone watched Premier League football. You either supported Manchester United or Arsenal or Chelsea back then,” Ighalo told the club website.

“In my house, my brothers, my late sister, they supported Manchester United. I was very young and I didn’t know a lot about football, so when they went to watch the game they would come back and you would see they would be arguing.

“When I grew up, my brother started taking me to the viewing centre to watch Manchester United. That’s how I fell in love with the team, watching Manchester United playing week in, week out“It’s a very small place, you would have maybe 100 people, it was very tight and that. “But they don’t care, they just want to watch the football.

“You see people who will pull a stool and stand at the back. On a small chair like this. They don’t care about the inconvenience, they just want to watch their team playing and doing well.”

Ighalo, who has played just nine minutes of Premier League football this season, said he cried when the Red Devils lost games after spending his lunch money to watch them.

He continued: “I had to save money. Before you go to school, my mum would leave me some money if I wanted to eat lunch. From Monday I was saving my money because I wanted to watch Manchester United.

“I split it in two. Even though I would use part of the money for lunch, I would save some of the money because the weekend is coming. Sometimes you would be feeling hungry because you don’t eat properly, but you don’t want to miss the game at the weekend.

“You don’t want someone to tell you how Manchester United played, how they scored. You want to see it yourself. It’s that passion. You start saving money until the weekend.

“After Friday when school is done, you see everyone get happy. They get their Manchester United shirt, their Arsenal shirt; you wash it and dry it. Everyone’s getting set for the weekend. It’s like a celebration, like you’re at a party.

“If Manchester United are playing on a Saturday, you have to pull on your Manchester United shirt and go to the viewing centre looking smart. When the game started, sometimes it would be so hot because there was no air conditioning, then you have to take off your shirt and you’re fanning yourself.

“Then after the viewing centre, at the end of the game we’re arguing about the match from the viewing centre to our home. Sometimes I cry if Manchester United lose a game. You cry because you come home and see people arguing and saying bad things to you. Sometimes I shed tears because you don’t want your team to lose. That’s how crazy it was back then.”.

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Man United 1-0 Wolves: Rashford to The Rescue as United End 2020 in Second Spot

Manchester United go into the new year in second place in the Premier League thanks to a sensational late win against Wolves from a Marcus Rashford strike on Tuesday night, December 29.

Ole Gunner Solkajaer made six changes from the Reds’ XI that started the 2-2 draw at Leicester City, four days ago.

It had been a frustrating night for the Reds but the club’s never-say-die attitude helped change the outcome of the match in added-time.

Wolves made four changes from the team that started their last match and tested David De Gea who made three saves from Pedro Neto, Vitinha and Ruben Neves inside the first 15 minutes.

In the 34th minute, Mason Greenwood created the best chance of the half as he lofted a delivery to the far post. Bruno Fernandes connected with the cross but Wolves keeper Rui Patricio saved from point-blank range.

It was De Gea who was back in action next when Saiss flicked on a 39th-minute free-kick from Neto but De Gea came in useful again.

Seeing that his squad needed more depth going forward, Solkajaer made a halftime change bringing in Luke Shaw for Alex Telles.

United struggled to create any danger to the visitors in the opening minutes of the second half and, after 64 minutes, the manager decided to substituteMason Greenwood for Anthony Martial.

After 69 minutes, Edinson Cavani put the ball in the net but was ruled offside immediately and the assistant-referee’s decision was confirmed by VAR.

Paul Pogba managed to get a shot off after 75 minutes but it was saved well by keeper Patricio and Martial followed up with a chance from distance but it flew high.

As the fourth-official signalled five added minutes, Rashford found himself in the box after a wonderful cross from talisman Bruno Fernandes and his shot took a deflection off defender Saiss.

The goal earned United their last win of the year which shoots them to second on the table, just two points below table toppers Liverpool.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Arsenal Offer Ozil To Juventus On Loan For Chance To Reunite Him With Ronaldo

Juventus have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil on a six-month loan deal.

Italian outlet Tuttosport claim Juve have had contact with the German’s entourage and Arsenal are prepared to let him leave for free.

The German could be tempted by a chance to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo

The report adds that the Gunners are also willing to pay a portion of Ozil’s mammoth £350,000-a-week salary to facilitate a move.

A switch to Juventus would allow the playmaker to reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo with the pair forming a formidable partnership at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese was memorably angry about Ozil’s 2013 move to England while the latter has hailed CR7 as one of the best of all time.
He told Arsenal’s official website back in 2018:
“Another thing people always ask me about is what it was like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and all I can say is that I’ve never seen a person like him.
I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he’s a great guy off it, too. I gave him loads of assists and he doesn’t need me to remind him of that!
It was easy to play with him because you didn’t need to create a lot of chances. Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals and that’s why he’s one of the greatest footballers who’s ever lived.”
Ozil has not played football since March and was axed from both of Arsenal’s 25-man squads for the top flight and Europa League.

In his absence, Arsenal have won just once in their last eight Premier League matches and have slid to 15th in the table.

But according to his agent, Ozil’s agent insisted he will stay for the remaining six months of his contract.

Mikel Arteta has since opened the door to that possibility as he has the option to re-register the 32-year-old in January.

And SunSport revealed that senior Arsenal stars are reportedly hoping to see Ozil recalled to the team next month. 
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Saturday, December 26, 2020

I Thought EndSARS Protests Was Against A Virus - Anthony Joshua Says

International Boxer Anthony Joshua said he thought the #EndSARs protests which rocked Nigeria in October was a fight against a virus Severe acute respiratory syndrome which also has the SARS acronym. 

In an exclusive interview with Punch correspondent, Joshua said because he had never been a victim of police brutality while in Nigeria, he had never heard of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Joshua joined global stars in supporting the #EndSARS movement after Nigerians had gone to the streets to protest against the activities of SARS whose officers were accused of extrajudicial killings, unlawful detentions, torture, extortion and various forms of abuses.

The boxer said it was after his uncle called his attention to the protests in Nigeria that he had to read more about SARS and Nigeria’s history.

“I never knew what SARS was during my time in Nigeria; I never encountered SARS, so, when the movement started happening, I thought SARS was maybe like a virus, I didn’t know SARS. One day after training, my uncle called me and this was just before the issue of the Lekki toll gate, about five hours before it, he called me and told me about the situation on the ground. He told me the people of Nigeria loved me and wanted to hear my voice on it,”

“I told him I didn’t know enough about it to talk about it and he said I should just lend my voice and bring awareness. So, I said if it’s what I can do for now, let me just lend my voice and bring my attention to it because I have a big platform. So, I just said it’s important to find a common ground because you can’t overthrow the government in a minute, but we need to find a common solution that will benefit the people.

“So I thought it was important for me to send out a positive message and shortly after that, about four hours later, people had been murdered at the toll gate. So, I said this wasn’t only about finding a common ground, this had to stop. But I didn’t want to go back on my message, I had sent a message out and I had done a lot more research about the #EndSARS movement.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Amokachi Lambasts NFF Over $2 Million Compensation Clause In Rohr’s Contract

Former Super Eagles attacker, Daniel Amokachi, has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation for the new contract it gave to Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr which has a $2 million compensation clause.

Rohr was appointed as coach of the Super Eagles in 2016 following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation as manager of the national team.

According to Oliseh he left the post due to the failure of the federation to support him and also over his unpaid wages and contract violation.

Rohr upon taking over in 2016 guided the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia but failed to progress past the group stage.

Rohr who finished third at the 2019 Afcon in Egypt and was handed a new deal after the federation reviewed his job and expressed satisfaction with him.

Nigeria recently failed to beat lowly-rated side Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers putting much criticism on the Franco-German tactician.

Special assistant on sports to Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, Daniel Amokachi, has now come out to reveal Rohr’s contract contains a huge $2 million compensation clause, which in his view is a terrible choice considering how the football body treated indigenous coaches like Sunday Olisey and Emmanuel Amuneke.

“For the administration to bring somebody like Oliseh and not giving him time because he’s Nigerian and they let go,” Amokachi told Brila FM.

“To bring in somebody like Amuneke and not giving him time then they let him go. Then you bring a new coach where those two coaches are far better than him; pedigree-wise and portfolio-wise.

“But still, they gave the machinery a lot of money, $60 plus with all the bonuses, if they play two matches in a month, then you’re talking over $100,000.

“And then at the end of the day, you put a $2m clause on a coach that has never won anything. A coach that came from Burkina Faso to Tunisia then to Nigeria and you put a $2m clause, that’s the first I’m hearing such.

“If you were bringing Guardiola you can put $10m if he says he wants it because you know who he is; he has won laurels. But for a coach that has not done anything, not achieved anything and you put a $2m clause? There’s a lot of failure in that.

“I’ll not rate them (NFF) out of 10, but all these things I’ve broken down will tell anybody with common sense where I’m coming from.”

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[Highlights] Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 0-7 - All Goals & Extended Highlights 2020

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Jurgen Klopp's Reds were on fire as they hammered Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park to go six points clear at the top of the Premier League table

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Robert Lewandowski Defeats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to Win FIFA’s Best Player Award

Robert Lewandowski has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award on Thursday night during a virtual ceremony.

The Polish and Bayern Munich striker, 32, who enjoyed an historic treble-winning season with his club, winning the Champions League, the Bundesliga, and the German Cup in 2020, broke up Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s dominance to scoop the award.

He also scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season and finished as the top scorer in the league, cup, and Champions League

FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed personally to hand over the award, which recognised achievements between July 2019 and October 2020, to the Poland striker.

In his acceptance speech, Lewandowski said: ‘If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me.

‘A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award.

‘This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.’

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Odemwingie Apologises After Calling Out Kanu Nwankwo’s Wife

Popular Nigerian footballer, Osaze Odemwingie has tendered a public apology to Kanu Nwankwo’s family after calling out his wife, Amara Kanu.

Osaze had had an outburst on social when he called out Kanu Nwankwo’s wife for disturbing him with chats which he found disturbing.

According to Odemwingie, he misread meanings to the messages of wanting to talk to him.

In a lengthy post, the retired Nigerian footballer appealed to the Nwankwo’s family while sharing the two snapshots below.

“Picture two shows where my relationship with my Big bro @kingkanu4 was just few months ago. I was misunderstood, acted out of anger or reading too much into the greetings.

I am on same page with Gods people who think the type of liberty they talking about is not good for the world. We can do things innocently and wear cloths with signs and symbols we don’t understand but indirectly representing them.


I MET @amarakanu once at Watford stadium during the charity match for Kanu heart foundation and she seemed to be a lovely and humble person.

APOLOGIES AGAIN FOR ANY OFFENCE. HAD NOTHING TO DO with THE KANU FAMILY BUT RATHER THE INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN CULTURE ON OUR YOUTHS ( and possibly even some of our politicians who will go to any lengths to live the American dream Mark 8:36).

Don’t know if such thing exists as too curious about life but if it does and it’s an offence then I plead guilty . MAY THE LORD GRANT US WISDOM #amen James 1

New International Version
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. #nigeria #love #respect #forgiveness #jesusislord Philippians 4:8″

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare Says Government Needs N81 Million to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has said that the government needs N81 million to cut the grass that has taken over the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He made the revelation while speaking during a seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.

The minister said he had reached out to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board for an assessment of the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land, Daily Trust reports.

“We approached AEPB to come to see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it would cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available; there will be an outcry. The funds are not there for us, and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Napoli to Rename The San Paolo Stadium After Late Diego Maradona

Napoli are set to rename the San Paolo stadium after the late Diego Maradona.

The Argentina football legend, who was the manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia passed away aged 60 on Wednesday, November 25th, after suffering a cardiac arrest in his home country.

An autopsy report said he died in his sleep after suffering heart failure, only two weeks after leaving the hospital following surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

Medics also detected dilated cardiomyopathy, a medical condition in which the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, was the inspiration for Argentina’s World Cup success in Mexico in 1986, winning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.

He also led the country to the final of the 1990 tournament in Italy although his international playing career ended in shame when he failed a drug test at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli, and Barcelona among others, and was adored by millions of fans for his football talent.

During his time with the Italian side, Napoli, he won the Serie A title in 1987 and 1990, along with an Italian Cup in 1987 and a Uefa Cup in 1991 during a six-year stint in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Speaking with French sports channel RMC Sport on Thursday, November 26, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said: “We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona’ after the Argentine legend, who scored 115 times in 259 appearances for the club.

“We can consider the idea of calling our stadium San Paolo-Diego Armando Maradona,” De Laurentiis told French sports channel RMC Sport.

“We are already putting it together this morning, taking the first steps to dedicate Naples stadium to Maradona,” De Magistris said.

“Its a process but it will be a quick process, because when there is such a strong desire there’s nothing that will hold us up.”

The Mayor added: “We’re hoping to make it coincide with the resumption of games with fans.”

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

“We Sincerely Apologize” – Ahmed Musa Begs Nigerians After Match Draw With Sierra Leone

Nigerian professional footballer, Ahmed Musa has apologized to Nigerians over the 4-4 match draw with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin.

The Super Eagles started well in the match leading with 4 goals at the 29th minutes but ended up having a draw at the end of the match.

Ahmed Musa however took to Twitter to apologize for letting down the country after raising hopes high.

He said in a video posted on the Super Eagles Twitter handle:

“Dear Nigerians on behalf of myself and my teammates we are really sorry for the disappointment for the game.

“We know we made a very big mistake in the game but there’s nothing we can do, that’s football, sometimes we win sometimes we lose. But we are going to correct our mistake in the next game Insha Allah.

“We are going there and do our best to see that we qualify for the AFCON and we know we can do it.

“On behalf of myself and my teammates we are very sorry for the game, we will make it up.”

Watch the video below …

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