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Sports / Soccer - 2019-02-23 08:22:14

EPL: Solskjaer reveals what will happen if Liverpool man-mark Pogba

Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said that man-marking Paul Pogba, will only create spaces for other players in his team. Solskjaer stated this on Friday while speaking to the media ahead of this weekend’s home clash against rivals Liverpool. Pogba has scored nine goals and made six assists in his 12 games […] EPL: Solskjaer reveals what will happen if Liverpool man-mark Pogba

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-23 08:21:51

Vidic Predicts Final Result Of Man United vs Liverpool (SEE)

Former Manchester United defender, Nemanja Vidic, has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added an air of invincibility to the team and believes the Red Devils will put a huge dent in Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge this Sunday. Vidic won the league on five occasions during his stint at Old Trafford and admitted it was strange to see United not challenging for the title. Although he expects Liverpool’s attack to cause United problems, he thinks United will secure a famous win. “My prediction for Sunday is 2-1 to United but they have to match Liverpool’s aggression and energy. If they do that, they will win the match. “The movement of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane running in behind and Roberto Firmino, that’s a challenge for the defenders. But United’s midfield have to be aggressive and not give Liverpool too much time on the ball. “It’s a big match and it would be a big boost for everyone around the club to win it, but it’s not the end of the world if we don’t. “It wouldn’t change my mind about what Ole and the team have done in the last few months. “Ole has done a fantastic job – I don’t know how. He got good results in the first few games and then the players started to believe more and more. Now it seems like you cannot beat Man United,” Vidic told the Daily Mail. The post Vid...

Sports / Soccer - 2019-02-23 07:25:06

Carabao Cup final: Guardiola lucky to still be Man City manager – Sarri

Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, has said Pep Guardiola is “lucky” to still be manager of Manchester City. Sarri could be sacked if Chelsea lose the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, when they face City. But the Italian insists that Guardiola is fortunate to still be in a job, after a nightmare first season at City […] Carabao Cup final: Guardiola lucky to still be Man City manager – Sarri

Sports / Soccer - 2019-02-23 07:11:59

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Vidic predicts winner of EPL clash

Former Manchester United defender, Nemanja Vidic, has said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added an air of invincibility to the team and believes the Red Devils will put a huge dent in Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge this Sunday. Vidic won the league on five occasions during his stint at Old Trafford and admitted it was […] Manchester United vs Liverpool: Vidic predicts winner of EPL clash

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 23:03:42

Manu not under pressure

Head coach of Nigeria National U-17 team, Manu Garba has revealed that his team is more than fifty per cent ready for the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. Nigeria will play host Tanzania in the opening game of the U-17 AFCON on April 14. The Golden Eaglets who are five-time world champions are also billed to participate in a pre-tournament competition in Turkey next month. When asked if he was under pressure, having failed to qualify the team for the last AFCON and World Cup, the 2013 U-17 World Cup-winning coach says he is not new in the terrain and boasted that he hopes to qualify for the 2019 World Cup as African champions. ”All my life I don’t even know the word pressure because I am a firm believer of destiny. Nigeria being the best at U-17 level, I happen to be one of the coaches that have two World Cup medals,” said Manu Garba. ”I had never been under pressure because we believe in what we are doing to make sure we prepare our team very well for this competition.” ”The ultimate is to go to Tanzania first, qualify for the World Cup but most importantly, qualify as African champions. ”These are our aspirations, we just have one and half months to prepare but God willing, we would raise a team to make Nigeria proud by qualifying for t...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 23:02:38

I’ve something in common with Ter Stegen, Leno, says Okoye

German-born Nigerian shot-stopper, Maduka Okoye has declared he has a lot in common with Germany and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc- Andre Ter Stegen and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno, as the trio honed their trade from the famous German goalkeeping school in Borussia M’gladbach, AOIFootball.com reports. The 19-year-old, who has been linked with a future invite to the national team, told AOIFootball.com in an exclusive chat, that he has learned a lot from one of the best goalkeeping schools in the world and hopes to reach the pinnacle of his career soonest. “German goalkeeping schools are one of the best in the world, if not the best. I schooled there for the better part of my life and career and also played in the youth ranks at Bayern Leverkusen,” Okoye said. He went further to tell AOIFootball.com that he trained with arguably, some of the best goalkeepers in the world and feels confident in his ability even as he continues with his development. “I schooled with the best of the best and among them was Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen who was ahead of me then but his abilities now are not surprising because of the background he started from. “At Bayern Leverkusen, I also trained with Bernd Leno and that really helped me as the coaches told me to keep improving because they saw potentials in m...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 23:00:46

Omeruo: Nigeria can win 2019 AFCON

Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo says the Super Eagles can win the 2019 AFCON set to take place in Egypt this summer. Omeruo has 41 caps to his name and was part of the Nigeria squad that lifted the 2013 AFCON title in South Africa. He also represented the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in 2012 coming from Belgium’s Standard de Liege. Even after winning the U-21 Premier League he wasn’t able to cement his place in the first team. He joined his fair share of European clubs, on loan, including, Middlesborough, Kasimpasa and finally Leganes. Omeruo stated that Nigeria has a very young and talented squad and is able to win the tournament. “I think we have what it takes to win the AFCON. We have a good team, a young team,” Omeruo told Footballlive.ng. “We can get to the final and even win the tournament. It is just that, we will take every game as it comes with the seriousness it deserves.” Nigeria secured its place in the upcoming AFCON as they sit first in their group with 10 points and one game to spare. Their final game will be against Seychelles.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 23:00:01

Falcons fly to Cyprus Sunday for 12-team invitational tourney

Nigeria’s female national team, the Super Falcons will fly out to Cyprus on Sunday, as they get set to commence healthy hostilities in this year’s edition of a 12-team invitational competition in the tiny Island nation. Sports247.ng gathered that Falcons’ coach, Thomas Dennerby has rolled out a list of 24 players that will don Nigeria’s green-and-white colours at the 12th Cyprus International Cup, where they will open against Austria on Wednesday, before also facing Slovakia and Belgium in Group C. Asisat Oshoala and Ngozi Ebere are back in Thomas Dennerby’s squad after both ladies missed the team’s trip to China for a similar competition last month, where they lost to the hosts and settled for bronze in the third-place match against Romania, who earlier lost to South Korea. The nine-time African champions will now aim to take the top spot at the Cyprus Cup competition, which will hold from Wednesday, February 27 to March 6 in the Mediterranean country. After battling Austria, the 39th ranked Falcons will play Belgium (21st) and Slovakia (45th) to reach the next stage of the annual invitational. The Falcons’ full list of players are three goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); and Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); as well as six def...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 22:13:48

Cesc Fabregas Gives His Opinion On Chelsea’s Current Poor Form

Monaco star, Cesc Fabregas, has said he is shocked at Chelsea’s recent poor form. He, however, backed his former club to eventually come good. Recall that the Spaniard left the London side for AS Monaco in the January transfer window following five successful years at the club, winning the Premier League twice along with one FA Cup triumph. However, since his departure Maurizio Sarri’s men have endured a difficult few weeks, suffering embarrassing defeats to both Bournemouth and Manchester City. Speculation continues to surround Sarri’s future while questions are also being asked of the squad, but Fabregas insists the players are capable of still winning a trophy this season. Fabregas told CNN Sport. “These things happen. It’s a shame really because it’s difficult to experience 4-0 defeats, 6-0 defeats. “It does [surprise me] because I never experienced that at Chelsea in my five years. This is a good team, though, and I believe in them. “I’m sure they can still win titles this year. 100 percent I believe that, so they just need to put things together because now is the right time to do it. Nothing is lost. “They can still fight for many things and have to make sure that they don’t regret it at the end.” The post Cesc Fabregas Gives His Opinion On Chelsea’s Current Poor Fo...

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 21:25:29

BREAKING! Chelsea Finally Reveal Manager To Replace Sarri

Former Premier League champions, Chelsea have finally revealed the manager that will replace current boss, Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Sarri, who joined Chelsea last summer, has been under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge due to the club’s recent poor performance. The Telegraph reports that the Blues has identified England assistant ‘manager’, Steve Holland as the coach that will eventually take over from Sarri until the end of the season if he is sacked. The report claimed that Chelsea board are ready to will send an ‘SOS’ to Holland to try and salvage the remainder of their season. Holland worked as part of the coaching team under Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink, during his time at Chelsea. Chelsea will tackle Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The post BREAKING! Chelsea Finally Reveal Manager To Replace Sarri appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 21:16:00

PREMIER LEAGUE! Man City Star Defender Signs New Contract Till 2025

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year contract extension at the Premier League champions, taking his deal to 2025. The French centre-back joined City from Spanish La Liga club Athletic Bilbao for a club record £57m in January 2018. Laporte, 24, has established himself at the heart of Pep Guardiola’s defence, making 36 appearances in all competitions this season. “This club offers me everything I need to improve my game,” he said. “I’ve already made great strides and I want to continue getting better and better. “Obviously, I want to win silverware and I feel City is the best place to fulfil all my ambitions.” The post PREMIER LEAGUE! Man City Star Defender Signs New Contract Till 2025 appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 20:52:10

See Why Arsenal Striker Lacazette Is Suspended For Both Europa League Games Against Rennes

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been suspended for three matches and will therefore miss the both of the club’s last-16 Europa League games against Rennes. Lacazette was sent off as Arsenal suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in the first leg of their last-32 tie. The 27-year-old was dismissed for elbowing Aleksandar Filipovic in the 86th minute. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) decided to suspend him for three games so the player, having already served one match of the ban in the second leg win over BATE, will be suspended for a further two matches against Rennes. Arsenal were drawn against the Ligue 1 outfit in Friday’s Europa League last-16 draw. The post See Why Arsenal Striker Lacazette Is Suspended For Both Europa League Games Against Rennes appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Soccer - 2019-02-22 20:46:30

Fabregas ‘shocked’ over Chelsea’s form

Monaco star, Cesc Fabregas, has said he is shocked at Chelsea’s recent poor form. He, however, backed his former club to eventually come good. Recall that the Spaniard left the London side for AS Monaco in the January transfer window following five successful years at the club, winning the Premier League twice along with one […] Fabregas ‘shocked’ over Chelsea’s form

Sports / Soccer - 2019-02-22 20:44:30

EPL: Chelsea finally reveals manager that’ll replace Maurizio Sarri

Former Premier League champions, Chelsea have finally revealed the manager that will replace current boss, Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Sarri, who joined Chelsea last summer, has been under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge due to the club’s recent poor performance. The Telegraph reports that the Blues has identified England assistant ‘manager’, Steve Holland as […] EPL: Chelsea finally reveals manager that’ll replace Maurizio Sarri

Sports / Other Sports - 2019-02-22 20:39:23

Pep Guardiola Reacts As FIFA Slam Chelsea With Transfer Ban

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said Chelsea’s prospective transfer ban will not impact Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Guardiola also thinks City’s 6-0 defeat of Chelsea earlier this month, will give Maurizio Sarri’s extra motivation for the game at Wembley. Chelsea have been banned from signing players for two transfer windows, after being found guilty of breaching rules about signing minors by FIFA. Asked how he thought a potential ban might impact Chelsea in the coming years, Guardiola told Sky Sports: “In the future, I don’t know. “In terms of the game, it will not have any impact. “Their players and their manager will be focused on winning the game.” Asked if the FIFA decision should lead to wider concerns about the recruitment of young players, Guardiola replied: “I am not concerned with the reasons why they are banned. “I cannot speak about that, because I am not the right guy to talk about that. “I know it has changed a lot since I was a football player. “All the teams buy young players and a lot of people buy our young players, but I don’t know what happened there.” The post Pep Guardiola Reacts As FIFA Slam Chelsea With Transfer Ban appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

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