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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 

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.

BREAKING: CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested

BREAKING: CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested

By Dansu Peter

Ahmad Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmad
Photo Source: Futaa
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football, has just been arrested.

A media report suggests that he was arrested at the Berri Hotel in Paris, France.

Ahmad was said to be in France to attend the FIFA Congress.

According to Jeune Afrique, it was mentioned specifically that Ahmad will be heard by the services of the Central Office of the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (Oclif).

The arrest according to the report is linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

He had defended himself last April and gave the assurance that all decisions were transparent.
By Dansu Peter

Ahmad Ahmad
Ahmad Ahmad
Photo Source: Futaa
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football, has just been arrested.

A media report suggests that he was arrested at the Berri Hotel in Paris, France.

Ahmad was said to be in France to attend the FIFA Congress.

According to Jeune Afrique, it was mentioned specifically that Ahmad will be heard by the services of the Central Office of the fight against corruption and financial and fiscal offenses (Oclif).

The arrest according to the report is linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF with the German equipment manufacturer Puma to engage with the company Technical Steel, based in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

He had defended himself last April and gave the assurance that all decisions were transparent.

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.

Chelsea's Masquerades Spotted Entertaining Crowd On Nigerian Street ...Watch Video

Chelsea's Masquerades Spotted Entertaining Crowd On Nigerian Street ...Watch Video


Many people have been left surprised after spotting two Chelsea fc masquerades parading and dancing in Nigeria. 

The Chelsea fc masquerades

Two masquerades donning the blue colours of Chelsea Football club have been spotted dancing happily to entertain people in Nigeria.

The masquerades with Chelsea FC boldly written on their attires showed off their dance moves as people cheered.

It is believed those present during the parade are supporters of Chelsea Football club in Nigeria as they used the opportunity to enjoy themselves.











Watch the video below:




Sources: Tori News Tunde Ednut

Many people have been left surprised after spotting two Chelsea fc masquerades parading and dancing in Nigeria. 

The Chelsea fc masquerades

Two masquerades donning the blue colours of Chelsea Football club have been spotted dancing happily to entertain people in Nigeria.

The masquerades with Chelsea FC boldly written on their attires showed off their dance moves as people cheered.

It is believed those present during the parade are supporters of Chelsea Football club in Nigeria as they used the opportunity to enjoy themselves.











Watch the video below:




Sources: Tori News Tunde Ednut

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. 

Mikel Obi Rejoins English Club From China

Mikel Obi Rejoins English Club From China


Mikel Obi

ALL is set for a Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel to join Middlesbrough Football club in England.

He passed the medical ahead of signing for the Championship club on Tuesday

According to The Sun, the former Chelsea midfielder, 31, traveled from London to the North-east on Monday after agreeing on personal terms.

Two-time Premier League winner, Mikel was set to join the Championship club after spending the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.

Roma and Wolfsburg registered an interest, but the Nigerian international wanted to return to England, where his wife and two young children are based.

Mikel would be part of a Tony Pulis side, looking to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside next season.

Boro currently sit fifth on the Championship table and seven points off leaders, Leeds.

John Obi Mikel was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012

Mikel was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012 and added a Europa League winners’ medal the following year.

He had also won three FA Cups, a League Cup and Community Shield.

Mikel Obi

ALL is set for a Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel to join Middlesbrough Football club in England.

He passed the medical ahead of signing for the Championship club on Tuesday

According to The Sun, the former Chelsea midfielder, 31, traveled from London to the North-east on Monday after agreeing on personal terms.

Two-time Premier League winner, Mikel was set to join the Championship club after spending the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.

Roma and Wolfsburg registered an interest, but the Nigerian international wanted to return to England, where his wife and two young children are based.

Mikel would be part of a Tony Pulis side, looking to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside next season.

Boro currently sit fifth on the Championship table and seven points off leaders, Leeds.

John Obi Mikel was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012

Mikel was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012 and added a Europa League winners’ medal the following year.

He had also won three FA Cups, a League Cup and Community Shield.

I Pick My Team Based On Size of Manhood - German Female Coach Who Coaches Male Team Says

I Pick My Team Based On Size of Manhood - German Female Coach Who Coaches Male Team Says


Imke WubbenhorstA German female coach, Imke Wubbenhorst has sarcastically said she picks her team based on the size of their penis.

BBC Sports reports that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is known for his brilliant responses to questions, whether they are measured, witty or plain daft.

But he's never had to deal with the type of question aimed at fellow German Imke Wubbenhorst, who made history in December by becoming the first woman to manage in Germany's fifth tier when she took over at BV Cloppenburg.

She told Welt how one journalist had asked her whether she warned players to put their pants on when she entered the dressing room.

"Of course not, I'm a professional," she responded, sarcastically. "I pick my players based on their penis size."

Wubbenhorst, who is former German youth international, is not the first female coach to face condescending or sexist questions.

When former Sweden women's team manager Pia Sundhage was asked in 2014 whether a woman was able to coach a men's team, she replied: "Well [German chancellor] Angela Merkel runs a whole country."

Sundhage had already won two Olympic golds as manager of the United States.

Fortunately, Cloppenburg's owners are more forward thinking.

"It was an easy decision to let go of gender in the evaluation process," said board member Herbert Schroder. "We only looked at quality."

Wubbenhorst, 30, had been in charge of Cloppenburg's women's team but the club decided she would be better placed helping the relegation-threatened men's side.

The team are still bottom of the league, but hopefully questions will be posed about players rather than their pants as she tries to drag her team up the table.

Source:BBC Sports

Imke WubbenhorstA German female coach, Imke Wubbenhorst has sarcastically said she picks her team based on the size of their penis.

BBC Sports reports that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is known for his brilliant responses to questions, whether they are measured, witty or plain daft.

But he's never had to deal with the type of question aimed at fellow German Imke Wubbenhorst, who made history in December by becoming the first woman to manage in Germany's fifth tier when she took over at BV Cloppenburg.

She told Welt how one journalist had asked her whether she warned players to put their pants on when she entered the dressing room.

"Of course not, I'm a professional," she responded, sarcastically. "I pick my players based on their penis size."

Wubbenhorst, who is former German youth international, is not the first female coach to face condescending or sexist questions.

When former Sweden women's team manager Pia Sundhage was asked in 2014 whether a woman was able to coach a men's team, she replied: "Well [German chancellor] Angela Merkel runs a whole country."

Sundhage had already won two Olympic golds as manager of the United States.

Fortunately, Cloppenburg's owners are more forward thinking.

"It was an easy decision to let go of gender in the evaluation process," said board member Herbert Schroder. "We only looked at quality."

Wubbenhorst, 30, had been in charge of Cloppenburg's women's team but the club decided she would be better placed helping the relegation-threatened men's side.

The team are still bottom of the league, but hopefully questions will be posed about players rather than their pants as she tries to drag her team up the table.

Source:BBC Sports

Highlight of Rape Claims Against Ronaldo

Highlight of Rape Claims Against Ronaldo

Ronaldo Rape Allegations
Cristiano Ronaldo has hit headlines once again this week, as investigators have asked for a DNA sample relating to a rape allegation against him. 

Ronaldo’s lawyer Peter Christiansen said the DNA request was just standard procedure. stating: ‘Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation.’ 

But what was the allegation made, and where is the investigation at present?


One of the claims against Ronaldo dates back to 2009, and concerns model Kathryn Mayorga. 

She says that the Juventus star forced her to have sex with him at a Las Vegas hotel. Ms Mayorga states she was invited to join guests in a hot tub but had declined because she did not have a bathing suit. 

Ronaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes.

After she refused his demand to perform a sex act and said she wanted to leave, she claims Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,”. 

When Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,’ documents state. 

German publication Der Spiegel then reported that, in 2010, the pair made an out-of-court settlement on the proviso she never tell anyone. Leslie Mark Stovall, lawyer for the alleged victim, stated she pledged never to speak of the accusation again and Ronaldo paid her $375,000 (£288,000).


Christiansen stated that this non-disclosure agreement ‘is by no means a confession of guilt’ and that ‘what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.’ 

He also asserted that the ‘documents that allegedly contain statements by Mr Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure inventions’ and were obtained as part of a hack that occurred in 2015. 

Currently, Mayorga’s lawyers are seeking to void the non-disclosure aggreement, and the Las Vegas police have re-opened their investigation on the matter. 

Stovall says that three more women have made accusations against the Portuguese footballer, but none of these women have gone public.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner has also been accused of emotional abuse and threats by CBB star Jasmine Lennard. In now-deleted tweets, she claimed Ronaldo threatened her with kidnapping and sending nude photographs to her father. 

She also branded him a ‘psychopath’ and shared unverified voice notes which she said featured the footballer making homophobic remarks. 

Bond girl Lennard then tweeted ‘I am reaching out to Kathryn Mayorga and her legal team to offer my assistance in her rape allegation against @Cristiano please contact me. I have information that I believe will be beneficial to your case and I would like to help you.’ 

Ronaldo’s legal team told Metro.co.uk: ‘Mr Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms Lennard 10 years ago or at any point. 

He has not had a relationship with her and he has not had any contact with her, whether in the last 18 months as Ms Lennard suggests, or otherwise. ‘The voice notes posted by Ms Lennard on social media are not of Mr Ronaldo. Mr Ronaldo will take appropriate legal action in due course’.

Source: Metro UK
Ronaldo Rape Allegations
Cristiano Ronaldo has hit headlines once again this week, as investigators have asked for a DNA sample relating to a rape allegation against him. 

Ronaldo’s lawyer Peter Christiansen said the DNA request was just standard procedure. stating: ‘Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation.’ 

But what was the allegation made, and where is the investigation at present?


One of the claims against Ronaldo dates back to 2009, and concerns model Kathryn Mayorga. 

She says that the Juventus star forced her to have sex with him at a Las Vegas hotel. Ms Mayorga states she was invited to join guests in a hot tub but had declined because she did not have a bathing suit. 

Ronaldo offered her clothing and then followed her into a bathroom where she was going to change clothes.

After she refused his demand to perform a sex act and said she wanted to leave, she claims Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and raped her while she screamed “no, no, no,”. 

When Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman,’ documents state. 

German publication Der Spiegel then reported that, in 2010, the pair made an out-of-court settlement on the proviso she never tell anyone. Leslie Mark Stovall, lawyer for the alleged victim, stated she pledged never to speak of the accusation again and Ronaldo paid her $375,000 (£288,000).


Christiansen stated that this non-disclosure agreement ‘is by no means a confession of guilt’ and that ‘what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.’ 

He also asserted that the ‘documents that allegedly contain statements by Mr Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure inventions’ and were obtained as part of a hack that occurred in 2015. 

Currently, Mayorga’s lawyers are seeking to void the non-disclosure aggreement, and the Las Vegas police have re-opened their investigation on the matter. 

Stovall says that three more women have made accusations against the Portuguese footballer, but none of these women have gone public.

The five-time Ballon D’or winner has also been accused of emotional abuse and threats by CBB star Jasmine Lennard. In now-deleted tweets, she claimed Ronaldo threatened her with kidnapping and sending nude photographs to her father. 

She also branded him a ‘psychopath’ and shared unverified voice notes which she said featured the footballer making homophobic remarks. 

Bond girl Lennard then tweeted ‘I am reaching out to Kathryn Mayorga and her legal team to offer my assistance in her rape allegation against @Cristiano please contact me. I have information that I believe will be beneficial to your case and I would like to help you.’ 

Ronaldo’s legal team told Metro.co.uk: ‘Mr Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms Lennard 10 years ago or at any point. 

He has not had a relationship with her and he has not had any contact with her, whether in the last 18 months as Ms Lennard suggests, or otherwise. ‘The voice notes posted by Ms Lennard on social media are not of Mr Ronaldo. Mr Ronaldo will take appropriate legal action in due course’.

Source: Metro UK

14yrs Old Manchester United Nigerian Wonderkid, Shola Shoretire Makes Uefa History

14yrs Old Manchester United Nigerian Wonderkid, Shola Shoretire Makes Uefa History


Shola Shoretire
Shola Shoretire
Photo Source: Brila
Shola Shoretire, a Nigerian-born 14 years old Manchester United's wonder kid Shola Shoretire has become the youngest ever player to appear in the Uefa Youth League at the age of 14 years and 314 days.

Shoretire came off the bench in Man United U19’s 2-1 Uefa Youth Cup win over Valencia on Wednesday, also making him the youngest player to feature in the competition to date at the age of 14 years and 314 days.

The Red Devils went into the game with four wins and a draw behind them and came about against Group H’s bottom side at Estadio Antonio Puchades.

It was the hosts, however, who came flying out of the blocks and enjoyed the lion’s share of both possession and chances in the opening exchanges.

The winger has already been called up to a U23 training camp in Austria over the summer, with Man United coaches describing Shoretire as an ‘exceptional talent‘ and has now taken the next step on what looks to be a promising career.

Shoretire has trained with England youth sides in recent years but is also eligible to play international football for Nigeria.

Shola Shoretire
Shola Shoretire
Photo Source: Brila
Shola Shoretire, a Nigerian-born 14 years old Manchester United's wonder kid Shola Shoretire has become the youngest ever player to appear in the Uefa Youth League at the age of 14 years and 314 days.

Shoretire came off the bench in Man United U19’s 2-1 Uefa Youth Cup win over Valencia on Wednesday, also making him the youngest player to feature in the competition to date at the age of 14 years and 314 days.

The Red Devils went into the game with four wins and a draw behind them and came about against Group H’s bottom side at Estadio Antonio Puchades.

It was the hosts, however, who came flying out of the blocks and enjoyed the lion’s share of both possession and chances in the opening exchanges.

The winger has already been called up to a U23 training camp in Austria over the summer, with Man United coaches describing Shoretire as an ‘exceptional talent‘ and has now taken the next step on what looks to be a promising career.

Shoretire has trained with England youth sides in recent years but is also eligible to play international football for Nigeria.

BREAKING: Madrid Sacks Coach, Appoints Conte

BREAKING: Madrid Sacks Coach, Appoints Conte

Antonio Conte
The Italian giant, the Real Madrid will on Monday formally announce the sack of club's manager Julen Lopetegui and will be replaced with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 

According to Goal, Sunday's dismal Clasico was the final straw for Lopetegui, who watched his side be torn apart in a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.

The defeat saw Madrid lose three straight Liga matches for the first time since 2009 and left the club in ninth place, seven points behind leaders Barcelona. 

Madrid's executives have scheduled a meeting for Monday, where they will make Lopetegui's dismissal official. A formal announcement is set to follow. 

"We have to take a decision. We can't continue like this any longer," a Real Madrid source told Goal. 

Speaking after the Clasico, Lopetegui expressed his hope that he would be given the opportunity to guide Madrid out of a sorry slump.

He told reporters after a forgettable display in Catalunya: “I feel sad at the moment, but with full strength to remain in charge of this group.

“This is a tough blow, but I am strong enough to know everything can be turned around. There is a long way to go, and I have a lot of faith in this group of players.”

Sergio Ramos, meanwhile, claimed the Madrid players will have no input in decisions regarding Lopetegui’s future, with results set to determine the fate of the under-fire coach.

Madrid skipper Ramos claims to have no knowledge as to what calls will be made by the club’s board, telling reporters when quizzed on his manager: “We are with the coach to the death. But results determine a lot whether a coach stays.

“It is not our decision. So we will stay to the side, let the hours pass and whatever happens will happen. It’s not about the players.”

However, Lopetegui's tenure will end barely four months after it began, with the 52-year-old taking charge in June one day after being fired by Spain on the eve of the World Cup.

The ex-Porto boss oversaw a difficult start to the season for Madrid, who have lost five matches already in 2018-19: four in La Liga and one in the Champions League at CSKA Moscow. 

Conte is the man who will be expected to lead a turnaround at the Bernabeu, after the Italian left Chelsea following the 2017-18 season. 

Madrid contacted Conte following Sunday's Clasico defeat, and the 49-year-old is understood to be receptive to the idea of taking over in the Spanish capital. 

Conte was also contacted in the summer, but swatted away interest at the time with his contract situation at Chelsea still not sorted. 

But it appears that the Italian is ready to commit to Madrid, with Conte expected in the Spanish capital on Monday. 
Antonio Conte
The Italian giant, the Real Madrid will on Monday formally announce the sack of club's manager Julen Lopetegui and will be replaced with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte 

According to Goal, Sunday's dismal Clasico was the final straw for Lopetegui, who watched his side be torn apart in a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona.

The defeat saw Madrid lose three straight Liga matches for the first time since 2009 and left the club in ninth place, seven points behind leaders Barcelona. 

Madrid's executives have scheduled a meeting for Monday, where they will make Lopetegui's dismissal official. A formal announcement is set to follow. 

"We have to take a decision. We can't continue like this any longer," a Real Madrid source told Goal. 

Speaking after the Clasico, Lopetegui expressed his hope that he would be given the opportunity to guide Madrid out of a sorry slump.

He told reporters after a forgettable display in Catalunya: “I feel sad at the moment, but with full strength to remain in charge of this group.

“This is a tough blow, but I am strong enough to know everything can be turned around. There is a long way to go, and I have a lot of faith in this group of players.”

Sergio Ramos, meanwhile, claimed the Madrid players will have no input in decisions regarding Lopetegui’s future, with results set to determine the fate of the under-fire coach.

Madrid skipper Ramos claims to have no knowledge as to what calls will be made by the club’s board, telling reporters when quizzed on his manager: “We are with the coach to the death. But results determine a lot whether a coach stays.

“It is not our decision. So we will stay to the side, let the hours pass and whatever happens will happen. It’s not about the players.”

However, Lopetegui's tenure will end barely four months after it began, with the 52-year-old taking charge in June one day after being fired by Spain on the eve of the World Cup.

The ex-Porto boss oversaw a difficult start to the season for Madrid, who have lost five matches already in 2018-19: four in La Liga and one in the Champions League at CSKA Moscow. 

Conte is the man who will be expected to lead a turnaround at the Bernabeu, after the Italian left Chelsea following the 2017-18 season. 

Madrid contacted Conte following Sunday's Clasico defeat, and the 49-year-old is understood to be receptive to the idea of taking over in the Spanish capital. 

Conte was also contacted in the summer, but swatted away interest at the time with his contract situation at Chelsea still not sorted. 

But it appears that the Italian is ready to commit to Madrid, with Conte expected in the Spanish capital on Monday. 

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.

BRIBERY SCANDAL: NFF Bans Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf

BRIBERY SCANDAL: NFF Bans Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf
Salisu Yusuf 
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.

The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 after he was caught on camera being asked to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

“He is hereby banned for the period of one year, from partaking or involvement or participation in any football-related activity, effective from the date of this decision,” the NFF said.

“He is also fined in the sum of $5,000 to be paid within three months of the date of this decision.”

Yusuf, who denied any wrongdoing, has the option to appeal.

The BBC, which aired the footage, said the report was part of a wider investigation into corruption in African football by the Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

His expose led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was accused of soliciting bribes and kickbacks.

Yusuf said in response to the BBC in July that the sum was $750, not $1,000, and was a “gift of trivial and symbolic value”, that was acceptable within NFF and FIFA guidelines.

But the committee said Yusuf’s actions had “a damaging effect on the reputation and integrity of Nigerian football”.

It added that “he ought to have conducted himself more professionally… as his conduct in public and in secret should be exemplary, since coaches are role models”.

Yusuf, who previously coached Enyimba and Kano Pillars, helped senior men’s team coach Gernot Rohr steer the Super Eagles to this year’s World Cup in Russia.

(AFP)
Salisu Yusuf
Salisu Yusuf 
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.

The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 after he was caught on camera being asked to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

“He is hereby banned for the period of one year, from partaking or involvement or participation in any football-related activity, effective from the date of this decision,” the NFF said.

“He is also fined in the sum of $5,000 to be paid within three months of the date of this decision.”

Yusuf, who denied any wrongdoing, has the option to appeal.

The BBC, which aired the footage, said the report was part of a wider investigation into corruption in African football by the Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

His expose led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was accused of soliciting bribes and kickbacks.

Yusuf said in response to the BBC in July that the sum was $750, not $1,000, and was a “gift of trivial and symbolic value”, that was acceptable within NFF and FIFA guidelines.

But the committee said Yusuf’s actions had “a damaging effect on the reputation and integrity of Nigerian football”.

It added that “he ought to have conducted himself more professionally… as his conduct in public and in secret should be exemplary, since coaches are role models”.

Yusuf, who previously coached Enyimba and Kano Pillars, helped senior men’s team coach Gernot Rohr steer the Super Eagles to this year’s World Cup in Russia.

(AFP)

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