Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SPORTS. Show all posts

Alex Iwobi Hangs Out With Tinie Tempah(Photos)

Arsenal and Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi pictured with Tinie Tempah.Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu, better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter.

Arsenal Player Kelechi Nwakali Fries Garri For His Parents In The Village(Photo)

Arsenal and Nigerian player Kelechi Nwakali travelled to his village today and assisted his parents in 'frying' garri.He said...

'Went to the village today to do the things I know how to do the things I enjoy doing it was fun you will know if you have been in the village good to be back'

Humility pays.Despite the fame he still remembers his root.

See Photo Of The Burial Ground Of Late Footballer Cheick Tiote

Below is a photo of the place where late Ivory Coast star Cheick Tiote was buried.

Kolo Toure,Kalou,Wilfried Bony and others were among the mourners as he was laid to rest on Sunday.

Arsenal Present FA Cup They Won Last Season To MTN In Lagos(Photos)

It was all smiles, laughter and selfies when MTN Nigeria’s executive management team, led by its Chairman, Pascal Dozie, received representatives of Arsenal F.C of London with the prestigious and coveted FA Cup, at the head office in Lagos.                       

Arsenal’s Head of Partner Services, Gordon Tannock, accompanied by Partner Services Manager at Arsenal F.C, Michael Higham came to celebrate their victory with MTN, the official mobile telecommunications partner of Arsenal in Nigeria.

See photos below

Arsenal Sign 'The Bosnian Hulk' Sead Kolasinac(Photos)

On Tuesday, Arsenal made official the arrival of the first summer signing: Sead Kolasinac.

Moving on a free transfer after being spotted at Schalke 04, the Bosnian international will start training with the first team at the beginning of July.

Unless you follow the Bundesliga, you probably don’t know who Kolasinac is or what to expect from him on the pitch.

THE FIRST OF MANY THIS SUMMER?

At the age of 23 (turning 24 on June 20), Kolasinac has already played for Hoffenheim and Stuttgart, before moving to Schalke 04 at the age of 18.

Since the 2012/2013 campaign, he has been a first team starter and before switching to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2013, was a strong part of the German international U-18/19/20 teams.

He even made it to the Bundesliga 2016/2017 team of the year as a left back. A solid performance when you know there is a certain David Alaba in competition for that honour.

After returning from a knee ligament rupture between August 2014 and February 2015, 'The Bosnian Hulk' came back stronger and more determined. On his first Arsenal interview, he said that his main strength is his mentality. Also called “The Tank” and “The Destroyer”, Kolasinac can rely on his physical strengths to be a solid defender.

WHAT’S HIS STYLE OF PLAY LIKE?

For us to get a better view of what to expect from Sead Kolasinac  on the pitch, let’s compare him to Nacho Monreal and what’s best in Europe at the moment when it comes to left-backs.

As you can see, Kolasinac is a defender who wins his duels. Thanks to his physical abilities, he is able to win at least two tackles and 55.7% of his aerial duels per game.

Just like his crucial tackle against Dortmund, where he prevented Christian Pulisic scoring a tap-in, he is the kind of player that never quits.

Beyond that, the defender seems to also be a bit like Granit Xhaka  on the pitch. He plays with great passion and he has a habit of committing too many fouls (38 in 25 games in the Bundesliga).

Also, with at least three interceptions per game, Kolasinac is not only physical, he is also a clever defender that uses his brain to help his team. He anticipates what his opponents are going to do to prevent attacks.

But as a left-back, Kolasinac is not afraid to go forward. With five assists in the Bundesliga this season, more than any other defender, it is not rare to see him sprint up the left-hand side of the pitch to deliver crucial passes.

As this chart shows,Sead Kolasinac, can provide the Arsenal attack in many more ways than Nacho Monreal. He also scored three league goals last season, which is three more than the Spaniard.

HOW WENGER WILL USE HIM?

Assuming the Frenchman is going to keep using the 3-4-3 next season - which appeared to be quite successful after the switch from the 4-2-3-1 - Kolasinac will have the left-hand side for himself.

His arrival could lead Monreal to become the third centre back, alongside Laurent Koscielny  and Shkrodan Mustafi. The Bosnian could then use his defensive and attacking skills to create chances by going up and down the pitch.

“I can play as part of a three at the back or further forward. I’m really flexible,” he said in his first Arsenal interview.

If Arsène Wenger comes back to the 4-2-3-1 system, the Bosnian will obviously fight his spot against Monreal. But that could be a good thing because of Nacho’s age.

In fact, Arsène Wenger could rest the Spaniard more often and give time to the Bosnian to adjust to the Premier League.

For a first signing this summer, Arsène Wenger proves once again that he’s still got the eye to spot talent without spending a tremendous amount of money.

Other clubs like Manchester City or Milan were interested in him, which means he isn’t coming from nowhere.

Like Granit Xhaka  in 2016, this signing is a signal sent that Arsenal will be active during the transfer window. And with a bid reportedly made for Alexandre Lacazette, Arsène Wenger seems ready to please Arsenal fans.

Antonio Conte in fall-out with Chelsea chiefs and title-winning boss could QUIT the club this summer, claim shock reports

Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea has been plunged into doubt amid reports of a fall-out with club chiefs.

The Italian enjoyed an outstanding first season as Blues boss, guiding them to the Premier League title and into the final of the FA Cup.

But Conte has stalled on a signing a new long-term contract and it is now being claimed in the Italian media that there are tensions behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.

The 47-year-old is said to be unhappy with the club's lack of investment in the transfer market this summer.

He believes a number of high-quality additions are needed as Chelsea prepare to return to the Champions League next season.

Conte also reportedly wants a 'direct line of communication to owner Roman Abramovich' and greater control over the recruitment of staff.

There also appears to be a difference opinion within the club over Diego Costa.

Conte has told Costa via text message he can leave this summer, but the Chelsea hierarchy are keen to keep hold of the striker.

Chelsea have yet to comment on the reports but will not want to lose the popular Italian.

Tiote's Corpse Arrives Ivory Coast,Received By Kolo Toure,Wilfried Bony,Kalou,Others(Photos)

Pallbearers carry the casket of the late Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote, on June 15, 2017 upon its arrival from China at Abidjan's airport, prior to his funeral ceremony.

Many fans and international teammates were present at Abidjan airport on Thursday to receive the body of football star Cheick Tiote, who died in China earlier this month aged 30.

A key member of the Ivory Coast team which ended a 23-year drought in winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, his manager from that time Herve Renard made the trip.Teammates Solomon Kalou, Kader Keita,Kolo Toure and Wilfried Bony were also present

Tiote, a 52-time capped player, who was at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, will be honoured with a military funeral on Sunday.

'Class Act My Brother':Drogba Reacts After Davido Built House For A Boy Who Sang His Song(Pics)


The news of Davido's kind gesture towards a young fan named Utibe,went viral over the weekend after the Nigerian music sensation shared a picture of the building he is erecting for the lucky boy and his mother.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was moved by the kind gesture and has taken to his social media to applaud the singer.

Drogba, 39 took to his official Twitter handle to tweet at Davido,describing his act as classy.

The lucky fan, Utibe was the young boy who won Davido’s heart when he was featured singing the musician’s hit song, ‘If.’ Utibe had been out of school and only passed the time miming songs until a concerned neighbour picked interest on the boy, and uploaded a video of him lip-syncing to the musician’s song on Instagram - The rest became history!

These Before & After Photos Of Pogba Will Show You That No Condition Is Permanent

May thunder fire poverty!These before and after photos of Manchester United player Pogba will show you that no condition is permanent.Keep working harder.Your time must come

Sports Minister Solomon Dalung Represents Nigeria At G-20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit In Germany(Photos)

Nigeria is one of the countries attending the G-20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance YEA Summit in Berlin Germany. The summit will discuss Digital Trends for Future Business with 500 young entrepreneurs.
The event was flagged off by Brigitte Zypries, German Minister of Economics and Energy.Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung is representing Nigeria at the event.Check out his dapper look at the event.

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