“Am happy here I want to stay longer” -Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola brushes off speculation of a return to Barcelona, saying he is incredibly happy at Manchester City and hopes to stay beyond this season. Pep Guardiola hopes to remain at Manchester City beyond this season despite Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font saying he wants him to return. Font, who is the frontrunner to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu following his…

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Nigerian star Happy to debut for Arsenal

Nigerian star Folarin Balogun has sent a message after making Arsenal debut in the 3-0 win over Dundalk in the Europa League encounter. The 19-year-old forward finally made his debut for the Gunners when Mikel Arteta gave him a cameo after replacing Eddie Nketiah with 16 minutes left to play at Emirate Stadium on Thursday night. In the process, Balogun…

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Donny Van de Beek open up on Man Utd playing issues

Donny van de Beek has unsurprisingly admitted he would love to play more games for Manchester United. The United midfielder is yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but started in the 5-0 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig in midweek. There has been much discussion about the Dutchman’s playing time since his £35million summer transfer from Ajax, though Solskjaer has…

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Breaking: Liverpool confirms Van Dijk successful ACL surgery

Liverpool have confirmed that Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month. The centre-back suffered the issue when he was clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford during the Merseyside Derby. A statement from the club released on Friday morning read: “Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he…

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Arteta admits fringe players could feature against Man Utd

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal fringe players they have worked their way into contention for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United after a strong Europa League showing in the win over Dundalk. The Gunners made 11 changes for the game against their Group B opponents as goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe secured a comfortable 3-0 victory. The wholesale alterations came…

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OFFICIAL: Rohr Names 24-Man Strong Squad For Sierra Leone

Gernot Rohr has named a 24-man strong squad for next month doubleheader against Sierra Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The German tactician handed a median call to Switzerland-born goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe who last represented the country at the U20 level in the 2013 Toulon tournament However, Lugano stopper he did not make the Flying Eagles’ cut…

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Aubameyang Has Declined Since New Contract – Bent

Former Premier League star Darren Bent said Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been at his best since he signed a new three-year contract with the Gunners. The Gabon international is struggling to find the back of the net in the Premier League this season  Aubameyang is yet to score a Premier League goal after committing his future to the Emirates Stadium…

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Umtiti: ‘I Don’t Want To Leave Barcelona Like This’

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti has revealed he did consider leaving the club in recent months but is determined to secure a departure on better terms.  The French defender admits there were talks of a Camp Nou exit over the summer with a reunion at his former club on the cards  After failing to win a trophy last season, it was a…

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Lekki shooting: Super eagles players in a meeting to boycott AFCON

There are indications that the players of the Super Eagles are planning to boycott the remaining 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers over the gruesome shooting of peaceful protesters, leading to the death of scores of young Nigerians. More than forty young Nigerians protesting against police brutality and poor governance were on Tuesday killed in different parts of the country…

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Breaking: Petr Cech included in Chelsea EPL squad

Cech, 38, is currently the technical and performance advisor in Chelsea but takes role as non-contract player; Cech formally retired from playing in May 2019 following Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Petr Cech has been named in Chelsea’s Premier League squad as a non-contract player Chelsea have named retired goalkeeper Petr Cech in their Premier League squad as…

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Morata double gift Juventus win over Dynamo kyiv in UCL

Juventus made a winning start in the Champions League as they defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 thanks to a pair of classic poacher’s goals from Alvaro Morata in their Group G opener on Tuesday. Juve coach Andrea Pirlo enjoyed his first win as a manager in Europe’s elite club competition, which he won twice with AC Milan during his playing days…

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Bayern munich star Gnabry test positive to Covid-19

Bayern Munich will be without winger Serge Gnabry for their UCL group game against Atl Madrid on Wednesday after he tested positive for COVID-19, the German champions said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old had earlier on Tuesday trained with the team and coach Hansi Flick had told a news conference all players were fit for the start of their title defence. ‘The attacking player feels good and…

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Liverpool players angry with Everton over Van Dijk injury

Liverpool players have been left ‘devastated’ by the Virgil van Dijk injury news, as their defensive leader and talisman is expected to be out for the rest of the 2020-21 season as he undergoes knee surgery. The reigning Premier League champions face Ajax on Wednesday in Amsterdam (start time, 3pm ET) in their Champions League group stage opener, as they will…

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Ibrahimovic has had a greater impact than C.Ronaldo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a greater impact on Italian football than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Milan and Juventus head coach Alberto Zaccheroni. The 39-year-old has made a considerable impact since rejoining Milan in January, scoring 11 goals in 20 appearances in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign. He has been in equally impressive form this season despite missing almost…

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Super eagles star Watford debut ends with a win

Super Eagles defender, william Troost Ekong made a winning debut in the English Championship as he helped Watford to a 1-0 victory over Derby. The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee joined the Hornets on a long-term deal from Serie A club, Udinese. The Nigerian was involved for 90minutes as Brazilian João Pedro curled a wonderful effort into the top corner to…

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Virgil Van Dijk out of the season with ACL injury

The worst fears of Liverpool fans appear to have been confirmed after it was reported that star defender Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the remainder of this season’s Premier League campaign after injuring his ACL on Saturday. Van Dijk appeared to suffer a nasty hyperextension of his right knee after a thunderous challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores brace on Covid-19 return

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals on Saturday as AC Milan won the derby against fierce rivals Inter Milan 2-1 in the Italian league. In the 13th minute, visitors Milan took the lead. Ibrahimovic, 39, missed the penalty kick but followed the rebound to tap it into the Inter net at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Three minutes later…

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Chelsea have to spend big to replace Hazard -Lampard

Frank Lampard says Chelsea’s summer spending spree was what the club needed to compensate for Eden Hazard’s departure last year. The Blues brought several new players to Stamford Bridge this summer as they look to improve on last season’s performance  The Belgium star established himself as one of Europe’s top players during his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. The winger represented the Blues…

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Newly promoted Cádiz shock Real madrid

Real madrid suffered a shock first defeat of the LaLiga season as promoted Cadiz battled to an unexpected 1-0 win at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. The visitors had almost snatched an early lead inside the first two minutes when Toni Kroos lost possession, which allowed Alex Fernandez to cross for Alvaro Negredo and his shot-on-the-turn was cleared off the…

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Odion Ighalo joins #ENDSARS protest

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo has joined the the ongoing #EndSARS campaign against police brutality in Nigeria, IgbereTV reports. Taking to his Twitter page, the former Super Eagles forward shared pictures of himself holding a handwritten note with the inscription: #EndSARS#, #EndPoliceBrutality#, #Nigeria#.’ For Free Daily News Updates, Click Here To Join Our WhatsApp Broadcast Channel<<Share Your Story With Us:SMS/ Call/ WhatsApp: +2347034316588Facebook/ Twitter: @EliteMpireMedia…

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Virgil Van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara taken to hospital

Both Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara have been taken to hospital for scans on the injuries they sustained in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Everton. Van Dijk lasted just ten minutes in the game before he was forced off after Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford clattered into him with a late challenge as he looked to get on the end of a…

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Declan Rice defends Reece James on his red card

Declan Rice has rushed to Reece James’ defence after the Chelsea star was sent off on his England bow. The right-back became the first Three Lions player to be given a red card on their starting debut. It came about after the 20-year-old got up in referee Jesus Gil Marzano’s face and gave him an earful, with the Spaniard subsequently sending him…

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Klopp deserves a medal for getting Thiago to liverpool

Jurgen Klopp “deserves a medal” for getting Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool, says Danny Murphy, with the Spain international considered to be an “absolute steal” at £20 million ($26m). After much speculation regarding the 29-year-old’s future at Bayern Munich, a move to Anfield was finally put in place. Thiago bid farewell to the Allianz Arena on the back of a stunning treble triumph in 2019-20, with…

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Breaking: Sergio Romero beg United for a move away

Sergio Romero has begged Manchester United to let him leave, reports The Sun. The Argentine goalkeeper has slipped further down the pecking order at Old Trafford and wants out in order to find regular game time – with a move to MLS being mooted. Romero’s United colleagues have reportedly expressed their discontent at the treatment of the goalkeeper’s treatment. They believe he was priced out…

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Revealed: Liverpool boss blocked Shaqiri exit

Xherdan Shaqiri has been welcomed back into the fold at Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp adding the Swiss international to his Champions League squad after it looked like he could leave over the summer. Indeed, according to reports from Turkey, Shaqiri was on the verge of a deadline day exit only for Klopp to stand in the way. According to Takvim…

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Eberechi Eze qualifies with England for Euro2021

Though he is still very much on the radar of Nigerian football officials, Eberechi Eze featured as a 63rd-minute substitute on Tuesday night as England Under-21s secured their Euro 2021 place with a win over Turkey. The Young Lions were gifted an early lead through Huseyin Turkmen’s own goal and looked set to confirm their victory only for Eddie Nketiah…

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Loris Karius reveal what Klopp told him prior to his departure

Loris Karius has revealed all on Jurgen Klopp’s pep talk prior to him leaving Liverpool in the summer. The German had just returned from a two-year spell on loan to Besiktas, who decided not to sign him permanently. The ex-Mainz star has returned to the Bundesliga, on another loan, this time to Union Berlin. Karius said: “It was always fair and honest.…

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Man United Players unhappy with management

Manchester United players are unhappy at third-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero being denied the opportunity to join Everton on loan. Deadline day passed not without incident for the goalkeeper, whose wife was scathing of her husband’s club on social media. Romero has been forced down the pecking order at United with the return of Dean Henderson, and faces a prolonged spell on the…

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Victor Moses Spartak Moscow move delayed

Victor Moses has less than a week to complete his Chelsea loan exit, with delays over his medical delaying the former Wigan Athletic man’s move to Spartak Moscow. The Nigerian international ended last season on loan at Inter Milan, but Antonio Conte’s side opted against taking up an option to make the deal permanent. This opened the door for Spartak,…

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Chelsea wanted to buy Marc-Andre ter Stegen before Mendy

Chelsea were reportedly one of three clubs who attempted to coax Marc-Andre ter Stegen away from Barcelona during the transfer window. The Blues’ search for a new No.1 eventually led them to Edouard Mendy, but reports in Spain suggest they were keen on the German international and made an effort to tempt him away from Camp Nou. According to Mundo Deportivo (via…

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