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BREAKING: Spurs SACKS Mourinho

BREAKING: Spurs SACKS Mourinho

By Dansu Peter 

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager Tottenham Hotspur, News Proof understands 

It was reliably learned that the Spurs have decided to relief Mourinho after just over a season and a half in charge. Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.

Details shortly 
By Dansu Peter 

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as manager Tottenham Hotspur, News Proof understands 

It was reliably learned that the Spurs have decided to relief Mourinho after just over a season and a half in charge. Tottenham are in seventh in the Premier League and at risk of missing out on a place in the top four.

Details shortly 

Bruedent FC defeats Alfa Boys 2 - 1 in crunch derby game in Lagos

Bruedent FC defeats Alfa Boys 2 - 1 in crunch derby game in Lagos

By: kikekon Manoah 

A friendly match took place between 'Bruedent football club' and 'Alfa Boys'. on Friday march 12, 2021 at Agboju, Amuwo Grammar school, Lagos state. It happened to be a local derby match between both teams. 

The match ended with a 2 - 1, with Bruedent f.c. topping. The goal scorers in the Bruedent F.c team are; James David and Ugochukwu Julius. The match was played strictly on COVID-19 protocol.

Speaking with Ojelowo Alli Abiodun, the manager of Bruedent F.C “Many of the players are still undergoing trials, but with the level of their performance in the last local derby match, it can be said to be average performance. The purpose of the match is to know the level of fitness of the just discovered talents in Bruedent football club. These players were picked from their various schools by the manager of Bruedent F.C.”

He also said “we brought them together and they have been undergoing training for the past two months, so as the manager, I decided to organize a friendly match between Bruedent F.C and Alfa F.C. to know their level of improvement on their previous training given to them by their coach, Tony.

In view of the coach, Mr Tony, the players need enough confidence, which is what have been noticed by the coach and the team has started working seriously on that.

The manager further said, "the team needs extra training. The more they train, the better for them. They need to train tentatively, tremendously and adequately, because the game of football is not just you having talent, talent without hard work will never take a player anywhere, when hard work and talent is combined together, the sky will be the limit of such players. They can now aim at becoming professional players.

The major keys needed to move from grass root player to professional football player are discipline, hard working and focus".
 
By: kikekon Manoah 

A friendly match took place between 'Bruedent football club' and 'Alfa Boys'. on Friday march 12, 2021 at Agboju, Amuwo Grammar school, Lagos state. It happened to be a local derby match between both teams. 

The match ended with a 2 - 1, with Bruedent f.c. topping. The goal scorers in the Bruedent F.c team are; James David and Ugochukwu Julius. The match was played strictly on COVID-19 protocol.

Speaking with Ojelowo Alli Abiodun, the manager of Bruedent F.C “Many of the players are still undergoing trials, but with the level of their performance in the last local derby match, it can be said to be average performance. The purpose of the match is to know the level of fitness of the just discovered talents in Bruedent football club. These players were picked from their various schools by the manager of Bruedent F.C.”

He also said “we brought them together and they have been undergoing training for the past two months, so as the manager, I decided to organize a friendly match between Bruedent F.C and Alfa F.C. to know their level of improvement on their previous training given to them by their coach, Tony.

In view of the coach, Mr Tony, the players need enough confidence, which is what have been noticed by the coach and the team has started working seriously on that.

The manager further said, "the team needs extra training. The more they train, the better for them. They need to train tentatively, tremendously and adequately, because the game of football is not just you having talent, talent without hard work will never take a player anywhere, when hard work and talent is combined together, the sky will be the limit of such players. They can now aim at becoming professional players.

The major keys needed to move from grass root player to professional football player are discipline, hard working and focus".
 

BREAKING: Lampard Sacked as Chelsea Coach

BREAKING: Lampard Sacked as Chelsea Coach

By Dansu Peter 

Chelsea FC has sacked coach Frank Lampard report according to goal.com says. 

The Blues icon has left Stamford Bridge after just 18 months in charge, with the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG coach due to take over. 

Frank Lampard has been sacked from his role as Chelsea manager and will be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.

Lampard had been in charge for just over 18 months, but leaves following five defeats in the last eight games.

He will be replaced by Tuchel, with Goal understanding that a verbal agreement as been in place between Chelsea and their incoming manager for a couple of days before the news of Lampard's departure became public.
By Dansu Peter 

Chelsea FC has sacked coach Frank Lampard report according to goal.com says. 

The Blues icon has left Stamford Bridge after just 18 months in charge, with the former Borussia Dortmund and PSG coach due to take over. 

Frank Lampard has been sacked from his role as Chelsea manager and will be replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.

Lampard had been in charge for just over 18 months, but leaves following five defeats in the last eight games.

He will be replaced by Tuchel, with Goal understanding that a verbal agreement as been in place between Chelsea and their incoming manager for a couple of days before the news of Lampard's departure became public.

Exclusive: Bruedent Football Academy takes football development to the grassroots

Exclusive: Bruedent Football Academy takes football development to the grassroots

By Kikekon Manoah 

Bruedent football club and academy was established in 2014, located at Agboju Lagos state. An initiative to discover, develop and explore football talent at the grass root level. Helping young stars to achieve their career goal. Serving as bridge connecting young talents to their greatest peak. Bruedent FC has achieved a lot in short time, producing players that has represented various academy and football clubs here in Nigeria and abroad.

In an exclusive interview with News Proof, Ojelowo Alli Abiodun the CEO said “Looking at Nigeria’s Super Eagle, they have not been performing well lately because they are average players. Many of them do not have the opportunity to develop themselves at the grass root level, which is affecting their career today. Compare to their counterpart in Europe and other parts of the world”.

“From history, the team that represented Nigeria at the U.S.A. 1994 world cup will always remain in the memories of Nigerians because they are world class football players who were developed from grass root clubs, players like Uche Okachukwu, Jay Jay Okocha and Rashidi Yekini who holds the unbroken title of highest goal scorer for Nigeria till date. The players we have today are not talented enough to represent Nigeria in international level”. 

“Nigeria has dropped in FIFA ranking just because of the poor performance of the Nigerian Super Eagle, but if government should invest in grass root football, Nigeria will be able to meet up with so many other countries. If the government can invest in football at the grass root levels Nigeria too can provide good professional footballers in future, that would make the nation gain her rightful place in football”. 

He further said “It is the duty N.F.F to organize football competition at grass root level where all football academies and local football clubs would be beneficiary. On the part of Lagos state Football Association, they are trying but it’s not enough. They should organize competition involving all the grass root football clubs in Lagos state. All the previous tournaments have been monopolized to few clubs”.

 “We have discovered and developed young talents in Nigeria, helping them further their career in football. Bruedent F.C players have represented various football clubs such as Yobo f.c. at the F.A. cup in Nigeria, Nilayo f.c. at the Nigeria amateur football league. We provided players for Nigerian football team at the grass root level, which is the Golden Eaglet. Many of my players have been invited to Under 17 Golden Eaglet camp where they were able to showcase their talents”.

“We warn so many tournaments around Lagos, as the CEO I have singlehandedly organized various tournaments for football academy in Lagos state where various football stars has participated. We have engaged our players in various youth empowerment, we made sure that both genders are beneficial of our empowerment, one of the beneficiaries is Ruth Ogana who was just signed for Royal Queen F.C in Warri few months ago”.

 “On my part I have tried as much as I can to develop various talent, I have successfully organized seven tournaments, all F.C’s around Agboju has benefited from this. In other to improve grass root F.C Lagos state and Nigeria need to organize tournament involving all the grass root F.C which should b replicated in both state and national level”. 

He concluded the interview with word of advice to other grass root football teams saying, they should not relent they will definitely get reward for their good works one day.
By Kikekon Manoah 

Bruedent football club and academy was established in 2014, located at Agboju Lagos state. An initiative to discover, develop and explore football talent at the grass root level. Helping young stars to achieve their career goal. Serving as bridge connecting young talents to their greatest peak. Bruedent FC has achieved a lot in short time, producing players that has represented various academy and football clubs here in Nigeria and abroad.

In an exclusive interview with News Proof, Ojelowo Alli Abiodun the CEO said “Looking at Nigeria’s Super Eagle, they have not been performing well lately because they are average players. Many of them do not have the opportunity to develop themselves at the grass root level, which is affecting their career today. Compare to their counterpart in Europe and other parts of the world”.

“From history, the team that represented Nigeria at the U.S.A. 1994 world cup will always remain in the memories of Nigerians because they are world class football players who were developed from grass root clubs, players like Uche Okachukwu, Jay Jay Okocha and Rashidi Yekini who holds the unbroken title of highest goal scorer for Nigeria till date. The players we have today are not talented enough to represent Nigeria in international level”. 

“Nigeria has dropped in FIFA ranking just because of the poor performance of the Nigerian Super Eagle, but if government should invest in grass root football, Nigeria will be able to meet up with so many other countries. If the government can invest in football at the grass root levels Nigeria too can provide good professional footballers in future, that would make the nation gain her rightful place in football”. 

He further said “It is the duty N.F.F to organize football competition at grass root level where all football academies and local football clubs would be beneficiary. On the part of Lagos state Football Association, they are trying but it’s not enough. They should organize competition involving all the grass root football clubs in Lagos state. All the previous tournaments have been monopolized to few clubs”.

 “We have discovered and developed young talents in Nigeria, helping them further their career in football. Bruedent F.C players have represented various football clubs such as Yobo f.c. at the F.A. cup in Nigeria, Nilayo f.c. at the Nigeria amateur football league. We provided players for Nigerian football team at the grass root level, which is the Golden Eaglet. Many of my players have been invited to Under 17 Golden Eaglet camp where they were able to showcase their talents”.

“We warn so many tournaments around Lagos, as the CEO I have singlehandedly organized various tournaments for football academy in Lagos state where various football stars has participated. We have engaged our players in various youth empowerment, we made sure that both genders are beneficial of our empowerment, one of the beneficiaries is Ruth Ogana who was just signed for Royal Queen F.C in Warri few months ago”.

 “On my part I have tried as much as I can to develop various talent, I have successfully organized seven tournaments, all F.C’s around Agboju has benefited from this. In other to improve grass root F.C Lagos state and Nigeria need to organize tournament involving all the grass root F.C which should b replicated in both state and national level”. 

He concluded the interview with word of advice to other grass root football teams saying, they should not relent they will definitely get reward for their good works one day.

JUST IN: Kwara United signs Brazilian winger, Alves

JUST IN: Kwara United signs Brazilian winger, Alves

By Dansu Peter 

An emerging report according to Punch Newspaper suggest that Kwara United in Ilorin, Nigeria has signed a Brazilian winger, Lucas Ribeiro Alves

Alves joined the Afonja boys from Corinthians. He will be unveiled soon, the report says. 

Alves is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League, following the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Ayenugba from Israeli side Hapoel Afula.

Alves, who can also function as a midfielder, had a stint in the US cut short following the outbreak of  COVID-19 in March.

The 25-year-old is hoping to play a big role in Kwara United’s campaign next season, but admits the NPFL is a new challenge.

Source, including photo : Punch Newspaper 
By Dansu Peter 

An emerging report according to Punch Newspaper suggest that Kwara United in Ilorin, Nigeria has signed a Brazilian winger, Lucas Ribeiro Alves

Alves joined the Afonja boys from Corinthians. He will be unveiled soon, the report says. 

Alves is the second high-profile signing to join the Afonja Warriors, ahead of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League, following the arrival of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dele Ayenugba from Israeli side Hapoel Afula.

Alves, who can also function as a midfielder, had a stint in the US cut short following the outbreak of  COVID-19 in March.

The 25-year-old is hoping to play a big role in Kwara United’s campaign next season, but admits the NPFL is a new challenge.

Source, including photo : Punch Newspaper 

Chelsea agree fees to signing of new goalkeeper

Chelsea agree fees to signing of new goalkeeper

The Blues are closing in on their seventh major signing of the summer with the Senegal international set to complete a move in the coming days

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is closing in on a move to Chelsea after they made a breakthrough in talks on Friday, which saw the 28-year-old pull out of a training session to complete talks.

Chelsea had a verbal agreement for a five-year contract with Mendy, but have found it harder to come to an agreement over a fee for their primary goalkeeping target.

The Blues' previous bid was around €20 million (£18m/$24m) and it is understood that a fee will be reached somewhere between that figure and a maximum of €28m (£25m/$33m).

Mendy was seen leaving training with his agent on Friday morning and he went into an afternoon meeting with club president Nicolas Holveck to conclude discussions.

After today, the paperwork will still need to be completed with Mendy heading to London from the north of France for his medical.

Rennes are seeking a replacement and go into their Ligue 1 clash with Nimes this weekend without Mendy. Head coach Julien Stephan spoke about his selection issue ahead of this weekend's action.

"Edouard has an exceptional opportunity, humanly, we have to hear it," Stephan said to the French media. "But we must allow time for negotiations. [A substitute?] Obviously, we are looking."

Mendy spent just a season at Rennes, playing 34 games in their historic effort to earn qualification to the Champions League for the first time.

The Chelsea recruitment duo of Petr Cech, who now works as the technical and performance advisor, and Christophe Lollichon have heavily influenced the choice of Mendy, having come from Les Rouge et Noir to west London themselves.

With Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero already in the squad, Mendy will arrive as competition for the pair over the No 1 spot with the Blues.

Kepa struggled last season in both shot-stopping and set-pieces, which has led to a loss of confidence that has impacted his displays and saw him dropped twice during the season.

The Blues record signing from Athletic Club will continue to battle with Mendy over the starting spot, with only slight interest from clubs in Spain for a summer transfer.

Source : Goal.com 
The Blues are closing in on their seventh major signing of the summer with the Senegal international set to complete a move in the coming days

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is closing in on a move to Chelsea after they made a breakthrough in talks on Friday, which saw the 28-year-old pull out of a training session to complete talks.

Chelsea had a verbal agreement for a five-year contract with Mendy, but have found it harder to come to an agreement over a fee for their primary goalkeeping target.

The Blues' previous bid was around €20 million (£18m/$24m) and it is understood that a fee will be reached somewhere between that figure and a maximum of €28m (£25m/$33m).

Mendy was seen leaving training with his agent on Friday morning and he went into an afternoon meeting with club president Nicolas Holveck to conclude discussions.

After today, the paperwork will still need to be completed with Mendy heading to London from the north of France for his medical.

Rennes are seeking a replacement and go into their Ligue 1 clash with Nimes this weekend without Mendy. Head coach Julien Stephan spoke about his selection issue ahead of this weekend's action.

"Edouard has an exceptional opportunity, humanly, we have to hear it," Stephan said to the French media. "But we must allow time for negotiations. [A substitute?] Obviously, we are looking."

Mendy spent just a season at Rennes, playing 34 games in their historic effort to earn qualification to the Champions League for the first time.

The Chelsea recruitment duo of Petr Cech, who now works as the technical and performance advisor, and Christophe Lollichon have heavily influenced the choice of Mendy, having come from Les Rouge et Noir to west London themselves.

With Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero already in the squad, Mendy will arrive as competition for the pair over the No 1 spot with the Blues.

Kepa struggled last season in both shot-stopping and set-pieces, which has led to a loss of confidence that has impacted his displays and saw him dropped twice during the season.

The Blues record signing from Athletic Club will continue to battle with Mendy over the starting spot, with only slight interest from clubs in Spain for a summer transfer.

Source : Goal.com 

Covid-19: Singapore engages robotic dogs to monitor, record and report social distancing defaulters

Covid-19: Singapore engages robotic dogs to monitor, record and report social distancing defaulters

Singapore has announced that henceforth it'll be deploying robot dogs in an effort to help encourage people to practise social distancing as the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic  

On Friday, the government announced it would start deploying Spot, a famous yellow and black canine robot made by BostonDynamics' at local parks and that the robot "dog" will patrol the local areas broadcasting a pre-recorded message to visitors to remind them of the importance of social distancing.

The robotic dog will be equipped with cameras that will scan the surroundings and help government officials estimate the number of people gathering in parks.

"These cameras will not be able to track and/or recognize specific individuals, and no personal data will be collected," the government said in a statement.

"Unlike wheeled robots, Spot works well across different terrains and can navigate obstacles effectively, making it ideal for operation in public parks and gardens," it noted.

According to the government of Singapore, the robotic dog project will run in a limited trial for two weeks at one park during off-peak hours and if all goes well, authorities will consider expanding the program.

Singapore has suffered an alarming spike in Coronavirus cases recently after being praised initially for their handling of the virus.

Since March 17, Singapore's number of confirmed Coronavirus cases grew from 266 to 21,707 cases, according Johns Hopkins University which collates Covid-19 data worldwide .


In March, Singapore launched a contact-tracing app that uses Bluetooth to help users find out if they had close contact with someone infected by the virus.

Source: LIB
Singapore has announced that henceforth it'll be deploying robot dogs in an effort to help encourage people to practise social distancing as the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic  

On Friday, the government announced it would start deploying Spot, a famous yellow and black canine robot made by BostonDynamics' at local parks and that the robot "dog" will patrol the local areas broadcasting a pre-recorded message to visitors to remind them of the importance of social distancing.

The robotic dog will be equipped with cameras that will scan the surroundings and help government officials estimate the number of people gathering in parks.

"These cameras will not be able to track and/or recognize specific individuals, and no personal data will be collected," the government said in a statement.

"Unlike wheeled robots, Spot works well across different terrains and can navigate obstacles effectively, making it ideal for operation in public parks and gardens," it noted.

According to the government of Singapore, the robotic dog project will run in a limited trial for two weeks at one park during off-peak hours and if all goes well, authorities will consider expanding the program.

Singapore has suffered an alarming spike in Coronavirus cases recently after being praised initially for their handling of the virus.

Since March 17, Singapore's number of confirmed Coronavirus cases grew from 266 to 21,707 cases, according Johns Hopkins University which collates Covid-19 data worldwide .


In March, Singapore launched a contact-tracing app that uses Bluetooth to help users find out if they had close contact with someone infected by the virus.

Source: LIB

Just In : Mourinho Appointed As Tottenham Coach

Just In : Mourinho Appointed As Tottenham Coach

By News Proof

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho 
An English top football team, Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.

This is coming in less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the season.

Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League after just three wins from their first 12 league games, while they also suffered a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Mourinho has been out of management since December 2018 when he was dismissed by Manchester United and the three-time Premier League winner is eager to get back into the game.
By News Proof

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho 
An English top football team, Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until 2023.

This is coming in less than a day after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the club following a poor start to the season.

Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League after just three wins from their first 12 league games, while they also suffered a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Mourinho has been out of management since December 2018 when he was dismissed by Manchester United and the three-time Premier League winner is eager to get back into the game.

DEADLY VICTORY: Final Year Student Liverpool's Fan Dies Celebrating UCL Victory Over Barcelona

DEADLY VICTORY: Final Year Student Liverpool's Fan Dies Celebrating UCL Victory Over Barcelona


A fan of Liverpool, Hebert Danso Atiko has died while jubilating after his team won Barcelona during yesterday's game. 

Liverpool has lost one of their fans after he collapsed following the team’s 4 nil defeat of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals second-leg match at Anfield on Tuesday.

Hebert Danso Atiko, a Ghanaian, was found lying on the floor unconscious following a jubilation session for the fourth goal at a pub in Eastern Ghana.

An eyewitness said Atiko was rushed to the Akwatia St. Dominics Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead after other soccer fans at the pub tried but failed to revive him.

Hebert was a final year Engineering student at Akwatia Technical School and was writing his final exams.

He was staying in a rented apartment outside the school campus.

The Principal of Akwatia Technical School, Maxwel Owusu-Afriyie told Accra based radio station Starr FM the incident is being investigated.

Afriyie said: “We will get the details and see if there was something the students did that suggest that his behavior was in excess.

“On that we can really talk to the students. We have a system in place where we talk to the students and their behavior these days”.

Hebert is believed to be a teenager. Liverpool’s win over Barcelona on Tuesday has been ranked among one of the greatest comebacks in world football.

They beat the Spanish champions despite losing the first leg 3-0.

The victory has shocked many soccer fans, as Liverpool will now be playing in the Champions League final in Madrid for the second year in a row.

A fan of Liverpool, Hebert Danso Atiko has died while jubilating after his team won Barcelona during yesterday's game. 

Liverpool has lost one of their fans after he collapsed following the team’s 4 nil defeat of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals second-leg match at Anfield on Tuesday.

Hebert Danso Atiko, a Ghanaian, was found lying on the floor unconscious following a jubilation session for the fourth goal at a pub in Eastern Ghana.

An eyewitness said Atiko was rushed to the Akwatia St. Dominics Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead after other soccer fans at the pub tried but failed to revive him.

Hebert was a final year Engineering student at Akwatia Technical School and was writing his final exams.

He was staying in a rented apartment outside the school campus.

The Principal of Akwatia Technical School, Maxwel Owusu-Afriyie told Accra based radio station Starr FM the incident is being investigated.

Afriyie said: “We will get the details and see if there was something the students did that suggest that his behavior was in excess.

“On that we can really talk to the students. We have a system in place where we talk to the students and their behavior these days”.

Hebert is believed to be a teenager. Liverpool’s win over Barcelona on Tuesday has been ranked among one of the greatest comebacks in world football.

They beat the Spanish champions despite losing the first leg 3-0.

The victory has shocked many soccer fans, as Liverpool will now be playing in the Champions League final in Madrid for the second year in a row.

After 6 - 0 Batching, Chelsea In Move To Bring Zidane To Stamford Bridge

After 6 - 0 Batching, Chelsea In Move To Bring Zidane To Stamford Bridge


Zinedine Zidane To Chelsea
Yet to recover from the humiliating six unreturned goals at the last weekend, the Chelsea Football Club of England is set to ditch it shambolic Maurizio Sarri and bring in Zinedine Zidane.

The Frenchman has been out of a job since leaving Real Madrid last year

According to The Sun UK, Chelsea are eyeing Zinedine Zidane to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager.

Sarri is reportedly under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge after falling to consecutive away defeats of 4-0 at Bournemouth and 6-0 at Man City. 

The Chelsea board have discussed making a move for Zidane, who left Real Madrid last year after winning three straight Champions League titles. 

Zinedine Zidane To Chelsea
Yet to recover from the humiliating six unreturned goals at the last weekend, the Chelsea Football Club of England is set to ditch it shambolic Maurizio Sarri and bring in Zinedine Zidane.

The Frenchman has been out of a job since leaving Real Madrid last year

According to The Sun UK, Chelsea are eyeing Zinedine Zidane to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager.

Sarri is reportedly under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge after falling to consecutive away defeats of 4-0 at Bournemouth and 6-0 at Man City. 

The Chelsea board have discussed making a move for Zidane, who left Real Madrid last year after winning three straight Champions League titles. 

2018 FIFA Best Award: Luka Modric Beats Ronaldo, Messi; Declared Winner

2018 FIFA Best Award: Luka Modric Beats Ronaldo, Messi; Declared Winner

Luka Modric
Luka Modric
Luka Modric has been crowned the 2018 FIFA Men’s Player of the year, after defeating fellow finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah at the London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday night.

His emergence follows his exploits with Croatia who reached the final of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia and with Real Madrid who retained the UEFA Champions League.

This year’s edition brings an end to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s 10-year domination of the most prestigious award. Both Ronaldo and Messi failed to show up at the awards.

‘It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life,’ said Modric, 33. ‘I’m very proud of everything I achieved this year. It will be remembered, for sure, forever,’ said Modric after receiving his award.

Nine different categories were decided with the Goalkeeper of the Year going to Belgium goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, while Didier Deschamps won the Coach of the Year for guiding France to win the World Cup in Russia.

In doing so, Deschamps becomes the third man in history to win the World Cup both as a player and a manager, joining Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer.

Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah won the Puskas award in recognition of his strike against Everton last season in the English Premier League which saw him wriggle past three defenders to score. Interestingly Salah’s goal was adjudged the best ahead of Gareth Bale’s bicycle kick against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final.

Olympic Lyon manager Reynald Pedros was voted the Women’s Coach of the Year after leading the French side to a league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double last season. The women’s player award went to Brazil’s Marta who beat Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan. Marta had previously won the-defunct FIFA World Player of the Year award five years in a row between 2006 and 2010.

The voting system is decided by national team managers, national captains, media representatives and an online vote.
Luka Modric
Luka Modric
Luka Modric has been crowned the 2018 FIFA Men’s Player of the year, after defeating fellow finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah at the London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday night.

His emergence follows his exploits with Croatia who reached the final of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia and with Real Madrid who retained the UEFA Champions League.

This year’s edition brings an end to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s 10-year domination of the most prestigious award. Both Ronaldo and Messi failed to show up at the awards.

‘It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life,’ said Modric, 33. ‘I’m very proud of everything I achieved this year. It will be remembered, for sure, forever,’ said Modric after receiving his award.

Nine different categories were decided with the Goalkeeper of the Year going to Belgium goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, while Didier Deschamps won the Coach of the Year for guiding France to win the World Cup in Russia.

In doing so, Deschamps becomes the third man in history to win the World Cup both as a player and a manager, joining Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer.

Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah won the Puskas award in recognition of his strike against Everton last season in the English Premier League which saw him wriggle past three defenders to score. Interestingly Salah’s goal was adjudged the best ahead of Gareth Bale’s bicycle kick against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League final.

Olympic Lyon manager Reynald Pedros was voted the Women’s Coach of the Year after leading the French side to a league and UEFA Women’s Champions League double last season. The women’s player award went to Brazil’s Marta who beat Lyon duo Ada Hegerberg and Dzsenifer Marozsan. Marta had previously won the-defunct FIFA World Player of the Year award five years in a row between 2006 and 2010.

The voting system is decided by national team managers, national captains, media representatives and an online vote.

BREAKING: 2018 UEFA Champions' League FULL Draw

BREAKING: 2018 UEFA Champions' League FULL Draw

2018 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter

Group C: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens


Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys
2018 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter

Group C: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens


Group F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

Group H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys

Its Official! Chelsea Signs Jorginho

Its Official! Chelsea Signs Jorginho

Chelsea Signs Jorginho
Chelsea has completed a deal to take Napoli's Jorginho to Stamford Bridge, the club have announced.

The Italy international has penned a five-year deal with the Blues, becoming Maurizio Sarri's first signing for the club

Earlier on Saturday, the Blues confirmed that they had appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager for the next three years following the sacking of Antonio Conte on Friday.

Chelsea will pay £57m (€65m/$86m) for the player, with Jorginho having signed a five-year contract with the club, where he will earn £102k per week.

Jorginho played 33 times for Napoli in Serie A last season, scoring two goals and creating four more from his deep-lying position in the midfield as they finished second behind Juventus in the standings.

Speaking to the club's official website, Jorginho said: "I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea. It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy.

"I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win."

The Italy international was an important member of Napoli's squad under Sarri and the Blues expect him to have a similar influence in London.

"We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea," club director Marina Granovskaia said. "He was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe and will become an important member of the playing squad.

"He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge."

City were previously interested in the 26-year-old Italy international but it is Sarri's side who have won the race to sign the player.
Chelsea Signs Jorginho
Chelsea has completed a deal to take Napoli's Jorginho to Stamford Bridge, the club have announced.

The Italy international has penned a five-year deal with the Blues, becoming Maurizio Sarri's first signing for the club

Earlier on Saturday, the Blues confirmed that they had appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager for the next three years following the sacking of Antonio Conte on Friday.

Chelsea will pay £57m (€65m/$86m) for the player, with Jorginho having signed a five-year contract with the club, where he will earn £102k per week.

Jorginho played 33 times for Napoli in Serie A last season, scoring two goals and creating four more from his deep-lying position in the midfield as they finished second behind Juventus in the standings.

Speaking to the club's official website, Jorginho said: "I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea. It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy.

"I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win."

The Italy international was an important member of Napoli's squad under Sarri and the Blues expect him to have a similar influence in London.

"We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea," club director Marina Granovskaia said. "He was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe and will become an important member of the playing squad.

"He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge."

City were previously interested in the 26-year-old Italy international but it is Sarri's side who have won the race to sign the player.

SOCCER FRAUD: 8 Men Discovered in Iranian Female Football Team

SOCCER FRAUD: 8 Men Discovered in Iranian Female Football Team

8 Men in Iran Female Soccer Team
A TOTAL OF EIGHT able body men has been detected in Iranian soccer team

They were reportedly fielded by officials of the Iranian football organization. 

Iranian soccer officials are accused of taking advantage of a sports policy which allows biological men to play on women’s teams if they believe they are women trapped in men’s bodies. This policy was announced by the International Olympic Committee and allows men to participate in Olympic events without undergoing sex change procedures.

When the policy was announced, people worried that some countries would take advantage of the policies and replace their female athletes with men and just as feared, it happened, starting with Iran.

Iranian official, Mojtabi Sharifi, admitted that the men were waiting for sex change operations.


Reacting to this, soccer authorities have ordered that all 8 men undergo gender testing to determine their levels of testosterone. This isn’t the first time the Iranian women’s team has fielded men. There were rumors that the players were men in 2011 and random gender checks in 2014 revealed some of the supposed women were men.

The problem is complicated by the Iranian culture which prohibits women from traveling unless they are given permission by their husbands or fathers. For example, Niloufar Ardalan who was recently prevented from accompanying the soccer team to a game in Malaysia because her husband would not allow her to travel.
8 Men in Iran Female Soccer Team
A TOTAL OF EIGHT able body men has been detected in Iranian soccer team

They were reportedly fielded by officials of the Iranian football organization. 

Iranian soccer officials are accused of taking advantage of a sports policy which allows biological men to play on women’s teams if they believe they are women trapped in men’s bodies. This policy was announced by the International Olympic Committee and allows men to participate in Olympic events without undergoing sex change procedures.

When the policy was announced, people worried that some countries would take advantage of the policies and replace their female athletes with men and just as feared, it happened, starting with Iran.

Iranian official, Mojtabi Sharifi, admitted that the men were waiting for sex change operations.


Reacting to this, soccer authorities have ordered that all 8 men undergo gender testing to determine their levels of testosterone. This isn’t the first time the Iranian women’s team has fielded men. There were rumors that the players were men in 2011 and random gender checks in 2014 revealed some of the supposed women were men.

The problem is complicated by the Iranian culture which prohibits women from traveling unless they are given permission by their husbands or fathers. For example, Niloufar Ardalan who was recently prevented from accompanying the soccer team to a game in Malaysia because her husband would not allow her to travel.

Chelsea Fan Collapses, Dies After Barcelona Defeat

Chelsea Fan Collapses, Dies After Barcelona Defeat

Emmanuel Offin
A Ghanaian Football fan of Chelsea of England,  Emmanuel Offin has reportedly collapsed and died after  Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3 goals to none in the secon leg of the Last of the sixteen match.

The deceased is 24-year-old Chelsea fan died on Wednesday night, Ghana Pulse reports

Emmanuel Offin, popularly known as  Nana Yaw who is a mobile phone dealer, was described as ‘a staunch Chelsea supporter’ by his family members.

Offin died on his way to the house after fainting just minutes after the final whistle in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-finals clash between Chelsea and  FC Barcelona.

A Ghanaian journalist who visited the family house of the late Nana Yaw on Thursday reported that the body has been deposited at Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Morgue for an autopsy.

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According to the brother who spoke on a Ghanaian radio station, the death of their brother is a big blow to the family, since they least expected it.

One Linda, who was  identified as the wife of the deceased, also confirmed the news to Otec FM


Emmanuel Offin
A Ghanaian Football fan of Chelsea of England,  Emmanuel Offin has reportedly collapsed and died after  Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3 goals to none in the secon leg of the Last of the sixteen match.

The deceased is 24-year-old Chelsea fan died on Wednesday night, Ghana Pulse reports

Emmanuel Offin, popularly known as  Nana Yaw who is a mobile phone dealer, was described as ‘a staunch Chelsea supporter’ by his family members.

Offin died on his way to the house after fainting just minutes after the final whistle in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-finals clash between Chelsea and  FC Barcelona.

A Ghanaian journalist who visited the family house of the late Nana Yaw on Thursday reported that the body has been deposited at Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Morgue for an autopsy.

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According to the brother who spoke on a Ghanaian radio station, the death of their brother is a big blow to the family, since they least expected it.

One Linda, who was  identified as the wife of the deceased, also confirmed the news to Otec FM


Russia 2018: See The New Lovely Unveiled Super Eagles Kits

Russia 2018: See The New Lovely Unveiled Super Eagles Kits

Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey
The Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi says the national team players would fall in love with the dazzling new jerseys for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Mikel yesterday led the younger generation of Eagles players to the unveiling of the kits by Nike in London.

The dazzling bright green and white home shirts was launched by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, alongside the duo of Leicester youngsters, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi.

In the 1 minute 20 seconds clip, Ndidi, Mikel, Iwobi and Iheanacho were shown giving their verdicts on the attire.

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“I can see the players going crazy over this one,” Mikel said when he was shown the national side’s home shirt, in Nigeria’s famous dark green with an eye-catching neon logo.

Arsenal star Iwobi, told Nike’s official website; “ I grew up in England, but Nigeria is my homeland. When I scored that goal, the players were dancing, the fans were playing trumpets and beating drums… there was just so much passion and energy.

‘It is always an honour to wear the white and green. To compete this summer is not just our dream, it is also the dream of our fans. Together, we all represent Naija.’

The kit manufacturers Nike said they wanted to ‘tap into the attitude of the nation’ with the design and aimed to build the kit based on the identities of the players.

Nike’s Nigeria shirts are part of a collection which features Fast Fit Vapotknit technology to aide the athlete’s performance.

Despite the mixed reaction, the kit’s similarity to the iconic shirts worn by the nation’s Golden Generation in their maiden World Cup campaign in the United States in 1994 should earn it major points for nostalgia among Super Eagles supporters.

“A constant in Nigeria is an endearing love of football,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick, told Nike’s official website. “When football is on, everything stops. The new Nike kit designs honour our federation’s rich traditions. Moreover, they celebrate everything we relish about our culture.”

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Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey

Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey

Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey

Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey
The Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi says the national team players would fall in love with the dazzling new jerseys for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Mikel yesterday led the younger generation of Eagles players to the unveiling of the kits by Nike in London.

The dazzling bright green and white home shirts was launched by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, alongside the duo of Leicester youngsters, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi.

In the 1 minute 20 seconds clip, Ndidi, Mikel, Iwobi and Iheanacho were shown giving their verdicts on the attire.

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“I can see the players going crazy over this one,” Mikel said when he was shown the national side’s home shirt, in Nigeria’s famous dark green with an eye-catching neon logo.

Arsenal star Iwobi, told Nike’s official website; “ I grew up in England, but Nigeria is my homeland. When I scored that goal, the players were dancing, the fans were playing trumpets and beating drums… there was just so much passion and energy.

‘It is always an honour to wear the white and green. To compete this summer is not just our dream, it is also the dream of our fans. Together, we all represent Naija.’

The kit manufacturers Nike said they wanted to ‘tap into the attitude of the nation’ with the design and aimed to build the kit based on the identities of the players.

Nike’s Nigeria shirts are part of a collection which features Fast Fit Vapotknit technology to aide the athlete’s performance.

Despite the mixed reaction, the kit’s similarity to the iconic shirts worn by the nation’s Golden Generation in their maiden World Cup campaign in the United States in 1994 should earn it major points for nostalgia among Super Eagles supporters.

“A constant in Nigeria is an endearing love of football,” NFF President Amaju Pinnick, told Nike’s official website. “When football is on, everything stops. The new Nike kit designs honour our federation’s rich traditions. Moreover, they celebrate everything we relish about our culture.”

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Photos of New Super Eagles Russia 2019 Jersey

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Iheanacho Creates First English VAR Goal Record, Scores Brace In FA Cup Match

Iheanacho Creates First English VAR Goal Record, Scores Brace In FA Cup Match


Iheanacho Scores First VAR Goal In England
Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.

The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.

But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 67 seconds after it hit the back of the net.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie, came on late on to face his former club, who are mid-table in League One.

This is the third time the video assistant referee (VAR) has been used as a trial in English football, all this month, after Brighton v Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Chelsea v Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

The video referee was consulted in both those games, but never used to reverse a decision.

So 16 January 2018 and the first VAR decision becomes a landmark date for English football, like the first substitute to come on or the first game to be played under floodlights.

Moss had briefly spoken to the video official when Iheanacho had an earlier goal ruled out because the ball had crossed the byeline before Demarai Gray crossed it.

Nigeria striker Iheanacho, 21, has been disappointing since his £25m summer move from Manchester City.

He has not had many chances - only playing a total of 403 minutes before the game against Fleetwood, but he has rarely impressed during that time - one goal against Leeds in the EFL Cup in October aside.

But he did a good job against Fleetwood, opening the scoring with their first shot of the whole tie after converting a pass from fellow bit-part big-money forward Slimani.

He then played in Slimani with a good ball over the top, but the Algerian - who did not look impressed to be replaced after 55 minutes - volleyed wide.

Iheanacho did well for his historic goal, when he ran on to captain-for-the-day Mahrez's through ball before clipping the ball over keeper Chris Neal.

Fleetwood played their part in the first half, with Ashley Hunter forcing a diving save from Eldin Jakupovic and Conor McAleny going close on several occasions.

But in the end the quality of Iheanacho was too much for them.

Iheanacho Scores First VAR Goal In England
Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.

The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.

But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 67 seconds after it hit the back of the net.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie, came on late on to face his former club, who are mid-table in League One.

This is the third time the video assistant referee (VAR) has been used as a trial in English football, all this month, after Brighton v Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Chelsea v Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

The video referee was consulted in both those games, but never used to reverse a decision.

So 16 January 2018 and the first VAR decision becomes a landmark date for English football, like the first substitute to come on or the first game to be played under floodlights.

Moss had briefly spoken to the video official when Iheanacho had an earlier goal ruled out because the ball had crossed the byeline before Demarai Gray crossed it.

Nigeria striker Iheanacho, 21, has been disappointing since his £25m summer move from Manchester City.

He has not had many chances - only playing a total of 403 minutes before the game against Fleetwood, but he has rarely impressed during that time - one goal against Leeds in the EFL Cup in October aside.

But he did a good job against Fleetwood, opening the scoring with their first shot of the whole tie after converting a pass from fellow bit-part big-money forward Slimani.

He then played in Slimani with a good ball over the top, but the Algerian - who did not look impressed to be replaced after 55 minutes - volleyed wide.

Iheanacho did well for his historic goal, when he ran on to captain-for-the-day Mahrez's through ball before clipping the ball over keeper Chris Neal.

Fleetwood played their part in the first half, with Ashley Hunter forcing a diving save from Eldin Jakupovic and Conor McAleny going close on several occasions.

But in the end the quality of Iheanacho was too much for them.

Coutinho Officially Unveiled As Barcelona Player

Coutinho Officially Unveiled As Barcelona Player


Philippe Coutinho
Former Liverpool Football Club of England Star Player, Philippe Coutinho has officially been unveiled as the Spanish giant, Barcelona's player today.

Coutinho moved from Liverpool to Camp Nou in a £142m move to Barcelona.

The Brazilian, 25, signed a five-and-a-half-year contract alongside president Josep Maria Bartomeu, before performing keepy-uppies in front of supporters.

A deal for Coutinho to join Barcelona from Liverpool was agreed on Saturday.

"I want to thank the president and everyone who has made it possible," said Coutinho.

"I am very happy, it's a dream come true and I hope to be up to the job on the field."

Philippe Coutinho
Former Liverpool Football Club of England Star Player, Philippe Coutinho has officially been unveiled as the Spanish giant, Barcelona's player today.

Coutinho moved from Liverpool to Camp Nou in a £142m move to Barcelona.

The Brazilian, 25, signed a five-and-a-half-year contract alongside president Josep Maria Bartomeu, before performing keepy-uppies in front of supporters.

A deal for Coutinho to join Barcelona from Liverpool was agreed on Saturday.

"I want to thank the president and everyone who has made it possible," said Coutinho.

"I am very happy, it's a dream come true and I hope to be up to the job on the field."

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