Werder Bremen striker Ousman Manneh scored his first Bundesliga goal two years after arriving in Germany from The Gambia as a refugee. “This is the greatest moment of my life,” says Manneh, who only started playing football two years ago.
Pep Guardiola is preparing for “something special” when he returns to Barcelona with Manchester City this week. The 45-year-old may now be in charge at the Etihad Stadium but for many he remains synonymous with Barca and he is sure to be the main focus of attention ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Nou Camp. Guardiola came through the Catalan giants’ famed youth system, became an influential member of their first team – and a Champions League winner – before going on to enjoy even greater success as their manager. Two more successes in Europe’s elite competition, and three LaLiga titles, were among the 14 trophies he won during a glorious four-year stint that made him the most sought-after coach in world football.
Borussia Dortmund say they are prepared to hold talks with Real Madrid over sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, despite the Spanish club’s transfer embargo. But the Bundesliga club insist they are not in a position to have to sell the impressive striker, who was a target for Manchester City during the summer. Real are currently appealing their two-transfer-window ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but, as things stand, cannot sign any players until January 2018.
Two imposters sneaked on to a float during the celebratory Rio 2016 parade in Manchester, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has confirmed. The pair, dressed in Team GB tracksuits and wearing plastic medals, admitted to Sky News they “blagged” their way on to the float and joined the celebrations. The float was carrying Britain’s gold medal-winning women’s hockey team and athletes from the modern pentathlon.
Martina Navratilova (Tennis) – nine-time winner of the women’s singles at Wimbledon, and 18-time grand slam singles champion, born 1956.
Thomas Hearns (Boxing) – former world champion, born 1958.
Robbie Savage (Football) – former Leicester, Birmingham, Derby and Wales midfielder, now TV pundit, born 1974.
Mike Tindall (Rugby union) – former England captain and Gloucester centre, born 1978.
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing) – four-time overall World Cup champion and double Olympic gold medalist from the United States, born 1984.
The much talked about Enugu Rangers trophy parade ended in farce as the Nigeria Professional Football League champions paraded the major streets of Enugu in a worn-out open truck. Fans have slammed Enugu Rangers for an embarrassing trophy parade. The Rangers won the league this season for the first time in 32 years, and the players and coaching crew took to the streets to celebrate the victory. The manner of the celebration however irked fans, as the team rode through town at the back of a dilapidated Mack truck. The club later acknowledged the fault, and apologized for the embarrassment on their Twitter page saying “we are sincerely sorry for the embarrassment yesterday during our victory parade. God bless you all.”