Archive | September 2019

Nigeria’s Peter Olayinka scores on Champions League debut….

Peter Olayinka, scored the opener away at Inter Milan to become the first Nigerian to score on his European Champions League debut since Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s hat-trick for Maccabi Haifa against Olympiakos in September 2002.

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Pictures from Vincent Kompany’s testimonial game….

Vincent Kompany missed his testimonial due to a hamstring injury sustained while playing for Anderlecht in August

Present and past premier league stars played at the Vincent Kompany’s testimonial as a Manchester City legends XI drew 2-2 with a Premier League legends side. The 33-year-old, who joined Anderlecht in the summer, played no part at Etihad Stadium due to a hamstring injury. The math held at Etihad stadium on 11th September to bid the City’s former captain goodbye for his dedicated services to the team.

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Neymar booed by own fans….

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Neymar was booed by his own fans throughout his Paris St-Germain return against Strasbourg – then scored an injury-time overhead-kick winner. The Brazil forward missed the opening five games as he tried and failed to seal a move back to Barcelona.

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Bianca Andreescu beats Serena to win US Open….

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19 years old Bianca Andreescu wins 2019 US Open beating Serena Williams in two straight sets 6-3, 7-5. Bianca is the first Canadian to win a major tennis championship. 37 years old Williams’s bid for record equaling 24 Grand Slam continues to wait. The Canadian tore the American into bits at the early that a late resurgence from Williams was a little to late to prevent Andreescu from winning.

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Quique Sanchez Flores reappointed Watford manager….

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Watford have reappointed Quique Sanchez Flores as manager after announcing the exit of Javi Gracia. Sanchez was in charge of Watford for the 2015-16 campaign before leaving at the end of the season. Fellow Spaniard Gracia, whose coaching team have also left, had been in charge since January 2018 – making him the first Hornets boss to last more than one full season since 2013.

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Musa, Ndidi, Ebuehi, Omeruo & Onyekuru pull out of Nigeria friendly….

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As the Super Eagles of Nigeria prepare to face Ukraine in a friendly game on Tuesday September 10, some players that were called up for the game have excused themselves from the game for various reasons. Captain Ahmed Musa is the latest to join the group of injured players. Before him, Tyronne Ebuehi and Wilfred Ndidi had pulled out because of injuries.

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Runner Caster Semenya turns to Soccer….

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Two-time Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya has joined a South African women’s football team. The 28-year-old is unable to compete without taking testosterone-reducing drugs following a rule change by the IAAF, athletics’ governing body. It means she cannot defend her 800m World Championship title in Doha this month – though she is fighting the rule change through the courts.

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Serena Williams to play in US Open final….

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Serena Williams has another opportunity of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after beating Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final. The American, 37, overpowered the Ukrainian fifth seed to win 6-3 6-1. Williams, seeded eighth, is aiming for her first Grand Slam win since giving birth in September 2017.

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