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

Sunday, 20 August 2017


“Honestly, I think to see this atmosphere was great.

This stadium, Wembley, it is a fantastic stadium, to see this, it is amazing. It is amazing also for the opponent,”

Conte admitted, as he smiled. “In this atmosphere, so strong for us, our fans tried to push the same despite 70,000 Totttenham supporters.

Honestly I think to see this atmosphere is also great for the opponent.” ”

Monday, 14 August 2017


Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched a scathing attack on Antonio Conte&Chelsea from his home town in Brazil. The 28yrs-old striker has criticised the Blues manager for telling him via a text message earlier this summer that he was no longer wanted at the club. Costa has suggested Chelsea are blocking his desired move back to former club Atletico Madrid&says he is prepared to down tools&stay in Brazil for a year without playing, even if the club disciplines him as a result.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Costa said: "In January, things happened with the coach. I was on the brink of renewing my contract&they put the brakes on it. "I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion&that will not change. I respect him as a great coach. He has done a good job&I can see that, but as a person, no.

"I was with the Spain national team, alone in my room, when it (the text message) came through. It was a shock to get it like that. I was showing it to my team-mates&they could not believe how he had done it. I was angry at the time. Now I am more calm. "I have not deleted the message. If people accuse me of lying, I can show them. It was clear, saying that he didn't count on me&wishing me the best for the future. Full stop. Conte has his mentality. He thinks it's the best way of working.

"My idea would be to go to Madrid, train there, get in the best physical shape&be ready to fire ahead of the World Cup. I've spoken to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia. I said, "If the manager doesn't want me, I want to go to Atletico Madrid". I have rejected other offers. They want to sell me to China or other teams. "If I have to I will stay in Brazil. I am open to being a year in Brazil without playing, even if Chelsea fine me for a year&don't pay me. I'll come back stronger. If I was in the wrong, I'd go back now&do as they say."

Costa has not been to Chelsea's training ground at Cobham since they won the Premier League title in May&there have been reports the club have been concerned he has been putting on weight in order to lower their £50M valuation. Atletico Madrid want to re-sign the Spain intn'l after he scored 54 senior goals in over 100 appearances during an 8-yr stint at the club before selling him to Chelsea for £32M in 2014.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Kanu Nwankwo Celebrates 41st Birthday With Motherless Babies In Owerri(Photos,Video)

  Former Super Eagles skipper Kanu Nwankwo was a year older on August 1(41yrs now).He celebrated his birthday with motherless babies in Owerri.Accompanied by his pretty wife Amara to the event,the babies sang for him.
See photos below and watch the video above

Oyinbo Man Rocks Igbo Outfits In Owerri(Pics)

Oyinbo man,Mr Mathew McCollister,is in Nigeria
for South East Basketball Ball Clinic 2017 organized by the football legend Ambassador Kanu Nwankwo.To mark the end of the 10 Day SouthEast Basketball Clinic 2017,a dinner was held in Owerri.The Oyinbo man was pictured rocking Igbos outfit at the event.

See photos below

Sunday, 6 August 2017


Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has called on his former club to strengthen after pointing out the glaring disparity in the size of Antonio Conte's squad compared to Arsenal in Sunday's shootout defeat. Arsenal won the 1st trophy of the 2017-18 season on penalties after an entertaining&controversial Community Shield clash at Wembley, after Sead Kolasinac's header cancelled out Victor Moses' opener. 

Lampard is convinced that Chelsea ought to have kept hold of Nemanja Matic this summer given his role in the club's title-winning season. Prior to the game at Wembley, Lampard - in his new role as a BT Sport pundit - picked up the matchday programme&said:

'You look at the 2 teams there,&Chelsea have got almost half of what the Arsenal squad is. 'If we're talking about quality, I still think Chelsea have that quality, but when Conte was at Juventus he used to do the same thing in the summer. He used to push the club to buy more players to move forward. 'I think he's concerned as he's going to lose [Diego] Costa, they've lost Matic. They've brought players in but I think he wants more because now they're going to be fighting on the Champions League front.

'It was a strange one [to see Matic go to United]. He was such a huge part of Chelsea's play last year alongside Kante at the base. He let the wing-backs fly on&he allowed Pedro&Willian freedom to go forward.'

Kolasinac's leveller came after Pedro was surprisingly sent off for a tackle on Mohamed Elneny, with the resulting free-kick from Granit Xhaka finding the head of the debutant with 8mins remaining. In the penalty shoot out, Thibaut Courtois surprisingly took Chelsea's 2nd kick&blasted it over, while £70.6M striker Alvaro Morata hit the post, allowing both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain&Olivier Giroud to score in the new 'ABBA' shootout system.

Lampard added afterwards: 'I think the whispers coming out of Chelsea has been slightly negative. The performance was average, rusty in the 1st-half, only glimpses in the 2nd half. I don't know why Courtois was taking the penalty. But they'll have to come back next week. 'It's not a tactical move, but I'm sure Conte can go to the board&say he needs more players.

They need another CM,&they need cover in the wing-back roles. 'I was slightly concerned anyway as this game came early, but barring the goal, they defend the box better than anyone in the league. Morata needs to show it. I'm sure Chelsea will be in the run-in, but it's too early to say they'll win the league.'

Glenn Hoddle agreed with Lampard's assessment&believes the Chelsea manager can use the set-back to strengthen his squad before the August 31 deadline.

'The result isn't bad for Conte as he can now go to the board&say we need to strengthen. 'I think they need to develop another system. Conte needs to come with a 4-3-3 or go back to something different so that they're not readable. 'He was given a bonus for winning the league, but there's something not quite right there. This is a good result for Conte.

In the middle of the week he can go to the board&say, "I don't have a bench to call upon". 'Arsenal would have a stronger bench than Chelsea when everyone's back. If you want to contend for the league, they'll have to strengthen.'

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Leicester City Club Sign Kelechi Iheanacho From Manchester City(PHOTOS,VIDEO)

Leicester City Football Club has completed the signing of striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.
Iheanacho Hoping To Achieve Something Special
Iheanacho Delighted To Join The Foxes
- Kelechi Iheanacho completes transfer to Leicester City from Manchester City
- The 20-year-old forward signs a five-year contract at King Power Stadium
- Nigeria international Iheanacho has scored 21 times in 64 appearances for Manchester City
- He could make his first Leicester City outing against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night
The 20-year-old Nigeria international has put pen-to-paper on a contract to 2022 and becomes the fourth exciting addition to Craig Shakespeare’s squad ahead of the new campaign.
Iheanacho will wear the squad no.8 and joins fellow Nigeria internationals Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa among the Leicester City ranks, as the team continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly at home to German side Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night.
The striker, who is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, could make his first appearance in City colours at King Power Stadium in City’s final pre-season fixture.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Iheanacho said: “It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team. I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.
“I was happy speaking with the manager, knowing what the team wants. It gives me more confidence that I will fit in this team and hopefully I’ll achieve a lot.”
Leicester City manager Shakespeare added: “It’s a great signing for us. Kelechi is an enormously talented player that has shown a huge amount of promise at every level in which he’s played.
“We’ve tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he’ll bring to the squad. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s ready for the next stage of his development and I’m delighted that will be with Leicester City.”
Kelechi is a player of proven Premier League pedigree and he joins a Leicester City strike force bursting with talent ahead of the new Premier League campaign, which kicks off away to Arsenal on Friday 11 August.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Kanu Nwankwo And His Wife Amara Step Out Together For The Grand Opening Of Basketball Clinic Center,Owerri(PHOTOS)

Kanu Nwankwo and his pretty wife Amara stepped out together for the grand opening ceremony of Basketball Clinic 2017 Sports Center,Aladinma,Owerri.

  Check out their adorable photos at the event below.Love is really a beautiful thing!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Super Eagles Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi And Wife Welcome New Baby(PHOTOS)

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and his wife have welcomed a baby girl.The excited footballer took to IG to share the news and wrote...

'Only God knows how I feel right now. God you are faithful this is the best gift you can get on a new month'

Congrats to them!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Manchester United Sign Nemanja Matic From Chelsea

United sign Nemanja Matic

Manchester United is delighted to announce the signing of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on a three-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.

The 28-year-old Serbian international midfielder has won a number of club and individual honours including league titles in both England and Portugal.

Jose Mourinho said: "Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player. He represents everything we want in a footballer; loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.

"I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him. A big welcome to our new number 31."

Nemanja Matic said: "I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

"I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.

"This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club."

Saturday, 29 July 2017

What Is Wrong With This Photo Of David Luiz In A Preseason Match Between Chelsea And Inter Milan?

   At 75th minute in a preseason match today between Chelsea and Inter Milan,David Luiz was given the captain armband.

     Even though the team he got was very inexperienced he led them expectionaly.He dropped a few yards back and watched them play,gave them instructions and covered them from their mistakes like a true leader. 

  And it was  a joyful sight to see Inter's first choice players forced back into their own penalty box by Chelsea youngsters.

David Luiz A born leader.

Check out his photo.What is wrong with the photo?

Pre-season team news: Chelsea v Inter Milan :Antonio Conte Makes Two Changes To The Starting Line-up Chosen For The Previous Game Against Bayern

Pre-season team news: Chelsea v Inter Milan

   Antonio Conte makes two changes to the starting line-up chosen for the previous game against Bayern.

    David Luiz returns to the centre of the back three in place of Andreas Christensen and Alvaro Morata makes his first start in a blue shirt. The Spaniard looks set to take Jeremie Boga's place on the left of the attack with Michy Batshuayi continuing as centre-forward and Willian on the right. 

  Chelsea are expected to line up as follows:

CourtoisAzpilicuetaDavid LuizCahill (c); MosesKante, FabregasAlonsoWillianBatshuayiAlonso.

Subs: CaballeroEduardo, Bulka, Christensen, Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Cuevas, Scott, Baker, Pasalic, Musonda Jr, Boga, Remy. 

Inter: Padelli; D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, Miranda, Nagatomo; Gagliardini, Borja Valero; Candreva, Brozovic, Perisic; Jovetic.

Subs: Handanovic, Berni, Pissardo, Kondogbia, Joao Mario, Ranocchia, Ansaldi, Eder, Murillo, Valietti, Emmers, Vanhesuden, Rivas, Barbosa, Pinamonti.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Shina Peller And His Entourage Visit Ooni Of Ife(PHOTOS)

  The Chairman Aquila Group of Companies, Chief Shina Peller and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife to discuss youth empowerment and development in respect to the forthcoming Peller Unity Cup Final.

   The Ooni of Ife acceptsled the proposal to be the Royal Father of the day and expressed his excitement about the noble intent of the project and his willingness to be part of any youth development project.

  The tournament which is geared towards youth development and promoting unity amongst diverse cultural groups in Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo state, will come to an end on the 3rd of August 2017 with dignitaries and artistes slated to attend.


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