UEFA Announces New Club Competition To Start from 2021

UEFA has announced details of a new European club competition to be launched in 2021. The creation of the tournament, which has the working title of UEL2, was approved following a meeting in Dublin, with the governing body saying its inception will ensure at least 34 countries will be represented in the group stages of UEFA club competitions. Running alongside the Champions League and Europa League, the competition will feature 32 teams in the group stage, with games to be played on Thursdays. Before the last 16 an additional knockout…

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How Jose Mourinho Saved My Chelsea Career” – Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba has revealed how former coach Jose Mourinho saved his career at Chelsea. The Ivory Costa international only announced his retirement from professional football last night and admits his Chelsea career could have ended sooner. Drogba joined Chelsea from Marseille and the meteoric rise from France’s second division to the bright lights of London left him scared. But he has revealed a conversation with Mourinho inspired him to become one ofthe club’s biggest legends. “The only time I doubted myself was the time I moved from Marseille to Chelsea,”…

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Usain Bolt Ends Central Coast Mariners Trial

Usain Bolt and Central Coast Mariners have amicably agreed to end the Jamaican’s training period after a suitable commercial agreement couldn’t be found. Though the Mariners did offer the eight-time gold medalist a contract, the offer was a far cry from what the 32-year-old was after and though the club looked into finding commercial partners, both parties have agreed to end the trial. Having been with the club since August and scored a famous double in a trial match last month, Bolt thanked the club for giving him a chance.…

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Court jails Iaquinta over arms, mafia links

Italian court has sentenced former Juventus and Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta to two years in prison as part of a mafia trial. The Germany 2006 World Cup winner was indicted in December 2015 for illegal possession of firearms, as well intention to aid the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia. In May the prosecutor requested that he be jailed for six years, with his father to be sent down for 19 years. Over 140 people were put on trial in one of northern Italy’s most high-profile mafia trials, suspected of helping the…

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Sierra Leone suspended from football activities by FIFA

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has been suspended by FIFA with immediate effect, due to government interference in soccer affairs, the sport’s world governing body said on Friday. FIFA’s decision came after it wrote to the African country’s sports minister expressing “grave concern” about the removal of SLFA President Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara. The football governing body had asked for both individuals to be allowed to access SLFA premises without delay to ensure that the operations of the association, including FIFA-funded projects, were not jeopardised. “The…

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Cristiano Ronaldo sued for alleged Rape

An American woman, Kathryn Mayorga has sued footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for alleged rape. Deadspin reports that Ronaldo had in 2010 signed an out-of-court settlement with Mayorga, who was then anonymous and had accused him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to German magazine, Der Spiegel. Mayorga has, however, come forward and revealed her identity, while also recounting the full story of her encounter with the footballer. She was a 25-year old model at the time. Mayorga, who now works as a teacher, has also filed a…

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Ecobank Supports Ikoyi Club Golf Tournament; Offers All Expense Paid Trip to 10 Lucky Winners

  Ecobank Nigeria is offering an all-expense paid trip to Achimota Golf Club in Ghana to 10 lucky winners in a week long promo as part of the 2018 edition of ‘The Nigeria Cup’ Golf Tournament. The week-long annual golf tourney which kicked off on September 22 is organized by the Ikoyi Club 1938 to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence anniversary. The 2018 edition is set to be even bigger as it marks the 21st anniversary of the Tournament. Group Head, Personal Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, Ms. Ayodele Osolake who announced this mouthwatering…

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Aimart Realtors woos Nigerians with Worry-Free homes, unveils brand ambassadors

This is cheering news for millions of Nigerians who seek to own and live happily in their own homes as Aimart Realtors has finally come to make their dreams a reality. Mr. Martins Iluyomade, the managing director of the fast growing property company with head quarters in Lagos, while speaking at a recent press conference, called on Nigerians to take advantage of their various family-oriented packages and invest in worry free homes. Speaking further, Mr. Iluyomade disclosed that parts of the benefits of investing with Aimart Realtors include easy payment…

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Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin in seventh round to retain titles

With a ruthless seventh-round finish, Britain’s Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook. Povetkin gamely beat the count but Joshua piled in before referee Steve Gray stopped the contest at one minute and 59 seconds of the seventh round. Victory saw Joshua extend his unbeaten professional record to…

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Sunderland Sack Djilobodji

Sunderland have terminated Papy Djilobodji’s contract after the League One Club said the Senegal centre-half waited until this month before reporting back for “pre-season” training and then failed a fitness test. By sacking the 29-year-old former Chelsea defender, who cost £8m two years ago, Sunderland will be unable to recoup a transfer fee but Stewart Donald, the chairman, has said he is taking legal advice about the possibility of the club potentially suing Djilobodji and Didier Ndong on the alleged grounds of “deliberately devaluing themselves”. It is understood the decision…

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