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Sports / Other Sports - 1 hour ago

REST IN PEACE! Former Brazilian Striker Murdered (Photo)

Ex-Brazilian international, Valdiram Caetano de Morais has reportedly been found dead in the streets of Santana area of Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. Marca reports that three men were arrested over Valdiram’s murder, even as one of them has since been released because of lack of evidence of his participation in the ex-striker’s death. The report claimed that the other two remain in police custody as Valdiram’s body underwent an autopsy with the Institute of Legal Medicine. The report also claimed that an investigation into Valdiram’s death is ongoing. Valdiram played alongside Brazil legend, Romario during their time at Vasco da Gama. He signed for the Rio de Janeiro side in 2006 and scored 14 goals in 32 games. The 36-year-old had been battling alcoholism and drug addiction for over 10 years. The post REST IN PEACE! Former Brazilian Striker Murdered (Photo) appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 3 hours ago

DO YOU AGREE? See Why Eden Hazard Can’t Help Chelsea Like Lionel Messi

Former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley has claimed that Maurizio Sarri’s men cannot always rely on forward Eden Hazard because the Belgium international is not Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi. Burley said this following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Burnley in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Monday. According to him, Hazard may be having a good season at Chelsea but the team cannot rely on him to score 40 goals per season because ‘he is not Messi’. “Chelsea’s plan this season has been to get the ball to Eden Hazard,” Burley said on ESPN FC. “When that fails, the plan is to get the ball to Eden Hazard, then it’s still the same, and everybody is waiting on this guy. “He’s had a good season, but he’s carrying so much weight on his shoulders of those who haven’t performed consistently. “He’s not Messi. He’s a great player, very good player, but you can’t rely on him to get 40 goals per season.” The post DO YOU AGREE? See Why Eden Hazard Can’t Help Chelsea Like Lionel Messi appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 3 hours ago

BREAKING! Arsenal Complete Signing Of This Brazilian Star

Brazilian ‘wonderkid’, Gabriel Martinelli, has left for London to complete a move to Arsenal. Martinelli has been unveiled at Arsenal by June when transfer officially opens. This was revealed by UOL, Kicker and brfootball reporter, Marcus Alves. The 17-year-old was due to be awarded the Sao Paulo League best newcomer last night, but missed the ceremony to jet into Europe. He is set to sort out the fine details of the deal and to get his Italian passport. Alves made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday morning, and the UOL reporter said the deal was agreed and the player would be unveiled at the Emirates in June when he turns 18. He wrote, “Arsenal very close to signing Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli. “The 17-year-old has traveled to Europe to sort out the final details and issue his Italian passport. “He was named Sao Paulo league best newcomer but missed the ceremony last night.” The post BREAKING! Arsenal Complete Signing Of This Brazilian Star appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 3 hours ago

TEAM NEWS! Man United Release BIG SQUAD To Face Man City (See List)

Manchester United have released a strong squad to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in Wednesday’s Premier League derby fixture at Old Trafford. According to Mirror UK, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer released a list of 25 players on Tuesday. Man United head to the game following a 4-0 defeat to Everton in the Premier League on Sunday at Goodison Park. Below is Man United’s Premier League squad against Man City: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Dalot, Darmian, Bailly, Valencia, Young, Jones, Shaw, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Herrera, Fred, Matic, McTominay, Pereira, Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm. The post TEAM NEWS! Man United Release BIG SQUAD To Face Man City (See List) appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 4 hours ago

‘Vieira Will Become Arsenal Manager In The Future’- Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has said Patrick Vieira is destined to return to the club as manager in the future. Having taken on a youth-team role at Manchester City after hanging up his boots, Vieira took a first senior post in MLS with New York City. He then returned to his native France in the summer of 2018 at Nice. Vieira has impressed during his debut campaign in Ligue 1 and is being backed to coach Arsenal or France. “I see him as the Arsenal coach one day because I think he is too young to go directly into international football. “I think his life will go through club football. He has constructed his career intelligently and patiently. “He left when he was young, he went to New York, he is now in Nice and he has taken time to mature and learn his profession. “And something you can’t give: he has a natural charisma, he is both elegant and authoritative. “He has passed through a difficult time at Nice but he showed no signs of weakness. “It is in times of crisis you see the coach,” Wenger told Canal Football Club. The post ‘Vieira Will Become Arsenal Manager In The Future’- Arsene Wenger appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 4 hours ago

GOBE! See The 3 Man United Players Set To Leave If They Don’t Qualify For Champions League

David De Gea, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku will all consider leaving Manchester United this summer if the club failed to qualify for the Champions League, according to the UK Guardian. United were knocked out of Europe earlier in the month by Barcelona and with four league matches remaining, they are sixth in the Premier League. The Red Devils will need help from Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham to finish in the top four, especially after Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Everton. Missing out on Champions League qualification will have major consequences as goalkeeper De Gea, midfielder Pogba and striker Lukaku would all consider summer departures. Talks over a contract extension for De Gea have stalled and the Spaniard is believed to be interested in a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Pogba was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona last summer and returning Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has expressed his admiration for the Frenchman this month. Lukaku has lost his place in United’s starting line-up to Marcus Rashford and the absence of Champions League football could be the final straw for the Belgian striker. The post GOBE! See The 3 Man United Players Set To Leave If They Don’t Qualify For Champions League appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & E...

Sports / Other Sports - 5 hours ago

Sterling wants harsher punishment to tackle racism

Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deduction and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said. Soccer authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle the menace, Sterling added, after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent and suitable punishment for racist and discriminatory behaviour. “I’d call for an automatic nine-point deduction for racist abuse,” he wrote in a column for the Times newspaper. “It sounds harsh but which fan will risk racist behaviour if it might relegate their team or ruin their title bid? “The club should have to play three games behind closed doors. That way, they lose revenue as a direct consequence of racist behaviour.” Sterling joined a number of professionals and clubs in endorsing the manifesto which also seeks more black and minority ethnic people in senior positions in soccer and no sanctions for players walking off the pitch if they encounter racism. Framed with the guidance of anti-discriminatory bodies Kick It Out and FARE and the Black Collective of Media in Sport, key points of the manifesto also include the need for media and social media to take more responsibility in tackling abuse. Read Also: FA Cup: Sterlin...

Sports / Other Sports - 5 hours ago

Man City’s Sterling wants harsher punishment to tackle racism

Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deduction and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said. Soccer authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle the menace, Sterling added, after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent and suitable punishment for racist and discriminatory behaviour. “I’d call for an automatic nine-point deduction for racist abuse,” he wrote in a column for the Times newspaper. “It sounds harsh but which fan will risk racist behaviour if it might relegate their team or ruin their title bid? “The club should have to play three games behind closed doors. That way, they lose revenue as a direct consequence of racist behaviour.” Sterling joined a number of professionals and clubs in endorsing the manifesto which also seeks more black and minority ethnic people in senior positions in soccer and no sanctions for players walking off the pitch if they encounter racism. Framed with the guidance of anti-discriminatory bodies Kick It Out and FARE and the Black Collective of Media in Sport, key points of the manifesto also include the need for media and social media to take more responsibility in tackling abuse. Read Also: FA Cup: Sterlin...

Sports / Other Sports - 5 hours ago

I am the right man for Manchester United – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is the right man to lead Manchester United’s revival despite a worrying dip in form that has threatened their top four hopes. United host Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday on the back of six defeats in eight games including a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. “I would like to say I am but it’s not down to me to say that,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Tuesday. “I’m confident in my team and myself to take this challenge on. It’s a big challenge and when I came in here I said I’m going to enjoy every single second. I don’t like losing but it’s a challenge when you go through bad results.” Paul Pogba has branded Manchester United’s performance at Everton as “disrespectful” to all involved on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side crashed to a 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park and the Frenchman did not hold back in his assessment of his, and the team’s, display. “Losing a game is something really bad that we don’t want to [do] when we are in the race for the top four and losing 4-0 as well. “Not to be disrespectful and I am not disrespectful on Everton, but the way we played and the performance of myself, of t...

Sports / Other Sports - 5 hours ago

Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi confirms end to season due to Achilles injury

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi confirmed on social media that his season is over after he ruptured his Achilles’ tendon during Monday night’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley. The 18-year-old was helped off the pitch shortly before halftime and said on Twitter that he would play no further part in Chelsea’s campaign. “Really gutted to end my season with a ruptured Achilles, gotta work hard and try and come back stronger for next season,” he said on Twitter. Read Also: Aguero brace wins Community Shield for Citizens The injury rules Hudson-Odoi out of Chelsea’s last three Premier League games of the season, against Manchester United, Watford, and Leicester City. He will also miss their Europa League semi-final against Germany’s Eintracht Frankfurt, the first leg of which is on May 2. The draw with Burnley lifted Chelsea up to fourth in the Premier League table, a point above fifth-placed Arsenal, who have 66 points with a game in hand. NAN

Sports / Other Sports - 6 hours ago

HEARTBREAKING! Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi Out Of Football For Months After Suffering Horror Injury

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his side’s 2-2 draw with Burnley on Monday and will miss the rest of the season. The 18-year-old winger was taken off in the 41st minute as Chelsea moved into the top four in the Premier League. “Really gutted to end my season with a ruptured Achilles, gotta work hard and try and come back stronger for next season!” he tweeted. Hudson-Odoi played 24 times this term and made his England debut in March. He will miss Chelsea’s final three league games of the season, as they look to secure a Champions League spot by finishing in the top four, and the Europa League semi-final against Frankfurt, the first leg of which is on 2 May. And he will be a serious doubt for England’s Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands on 6 June. He has been linked with a move away from Chelsea in the summer after limited appearances in the early part of the season. But he has started four of Chelsea’s past six games and boss Maurizio Sarri said last month he expects Hudson-Odoi to stay at the club. The post HEARTBREAKING! Chelsea Star Hudson-Odoi Out Of Football For Months After Suffering Horror Injury appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment...

Sports / Other Sports - 6 hours ago

PREMIER LEAGUE! David Luiz Finally Reveals Why Chelsea Failed To Beat Burnley

Chelsea’s central defender, David Luiz has explained why his side drew 2-2 with Burnley on Monday night. Luiz said Burnley refused to play the game and adopted time wasting techniques. Mourizio Sarri’s men missed the chance to go to third position in the Premier League on Monday. Jeff Hendrick had given the visitors a shock lead with a sensational volley from outside the area. But N’Golo Kante scored an almost instant equaliser after good work from Eden Hazard on the left. Gonzalo Higuain then put Chelsea into the lead with a well-taken strike from the angle, but Ashley Barnes stunned the home fans after sliding the Clarets level after a well-worked set piece. Chelsea pushed hard for a late winner, but Sean Dyche’s side were well organised and defended their box masterfully to take a point which surely guarantees their safety from relegation. Luiz told Sky Sports, “We tried everything to win the game. It’s difficult when you play against a team who have two chances and score two goals and didn’t want to play the game. “It’s anti-football. Losing time [time wasting] all the time, especially when you have the ball. Their players went to the floor and stopped the game. “They were playing 11 inside the box. It’s difficult to score against a team like that.” . You may also like̷...

Sports / Other Sports - 6 hours ago

PACK YOUR BAGS! Arsenal To Sell 7 Players In The Summer Transfer

Arsenal could sell as many as 7 players this summer transfer window to fund a squad overhaul. Daily Mail reports that Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, who replaced former Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger last summer wants to bolster his squad at the end of the season. Centre-back, Shkodran Mustafi, tops the list. The 27-year-old has been the subject of much criticism following Arsenal’s defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday. Arsenal’s high-earners, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also in the list. Others include Mohamed Elneny, Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers and David Ospina. Arsenal are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table, one point behind fourth-placed, Chelsea. Emery’s men will tackle Wolves on Wednesday night in the Premier League fixture at Molineux Stadium. The post PACK YOUR BAGS! Arsenal To Sell 7 Players In The Summer Transfer appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Sports / Other Sports - 8 hours ago

All Africa Senior Badminton Championships: Nigeria in fine start

Team Nigeria started its campaign on a fine note beating South Africa 5-0 in the Mixed Team Championship at the All Africa Senior Badminton Championships, which began in Port Harcourt, River State on Monday. In the Mixed Doubles, the pair of Enejoh Abah and Peace Orji defeated Bongani von Badenstein and Michelle Butler-Emmet 21-15, 21-10. In the Men’s Single, Anuoluwapo Opeyori beat Ruan Snyman 21-12, 21-14, while Dorcas Adesokan defeated Johanita Scholtz 21-13, 21-15 in the Women’s Singles In the Men’s Double, the duo of Opeyori and Olofua dispatched Von Bodenstein and Jared Elliot 21-16, 21-17, while Deborah Ukeh and Adesokan scored a major victory 21-19, 21-14 over Elme De Villiers and Butler-Emmet to complete the 5-0 rout of the South Africans. In some other games played, Algeria beat Togo 5-0, Ghana defeated Cote d’ Ivoire 5-0, Mauritius beat Benin 5-0, while Egypt beat Congo Democratic Republic 5-0. The team event ends on Wednesday. According to officials of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), 14 countries are already on ground, while others are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday to participate in the singles event, which is expected to begin on Thursday. Team Nigeria’s Assistant Coach, George Shitta commended the players for the victory and noted that they w...

Sports / Other Sports - 8 hours ago

I’m ready for battle, Aruna Quadri insists

As the main draw of the singles event serves off today Tuesday April 23, Aruna Quadri believes he is ready to rock the boat against the world’s best at the ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary. The Nigerian star is seeded 22 in the men’s singles and he is expected to confront a qualifier in the first round of the men’s singles and the Portugal-based athlete told NationSport yesterday that he is fully fit to take on any opponent. “I am fit to take on any player having arrived one week ago in Budapest to prepare myself for this competition. There is no doubt that it promises to be tough but I am ready to make myself and my country proud in Budapest. I have been lucky in this tournament but I am hoping that I can move forward this year and give my 100 percent best against any player,” he said. Like Quadri, Egypt’s Omar Assar has said that he hopes to exceed his last 32 feat in 2015; “I think I have the performance of 2015 behind me as I am looking to do better than that in Budapest. There is no doubt that everybody is playing well and there is bad player so I am hoping that I can do well this year. I had trained with Aruna Quadri in Budapest, and I can see that he is in shape for the tournament and I hope we can both be good ambassadors of Africa in the singles,” As...

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