AFCON Final: Shettima Leads FG’s Delegation To Support Super Eagles

 

AFCON Final: Shettima Leads FG’s Delegation To Support Super Eagles
AFCON Final: Shettima Leads FG’s Delegation To Support Super Eagles

Eaglessightnews has gathered that President Bola Tinubu has instructed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to Ivory  Coast ahead  of the crunch game between the Super Eagles and the Elephants of Ivory Coast on Sunday 

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Communications, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha said President Tinubu believes that Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success. The channel reports

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He said the federal government has also called on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles and to raise their voices in encouragement, while creating a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.

The Vice President had represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

The Nigerian national team will on Sunday take on host, Côte d’Ivoire, at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan.

 

BREAKING: Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to reach AFCON 2023 final

BREAKING: Nigeria beat South Africa on penalties to reach AFCON 2023 final

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the AFCON 2023 final, currently taking place in Ivory Coast. Intel region reports.

Nigeria edged out South Africa on penalties to book their place in the AFCON 2023 final.

The highly anticipated semi-final saw both teams battle it out for 120 minutes, ending in a 1-1 draw.

But it was the penalty shootout that truly tested the nerves of the players and the fans.

Troost-Ekong converted a penalty in the 67th minute after Victor Osimhen was fouled in the box.

South Africa equalised with a late goal from Teboho Mokoena moments before the end of the game.

The match ended in a 1-1 tie after 120 minutes, with the winner determined in a penalty shootout.

The Nigerian football team has done it again! In a thrilling match that ended in penalties, Iheanacho, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, and Moffi all stepped up to the plate and converted their shots with ease.

However, even the best can falter, as Ola Aina unfortunately missed his penalty.

Nevertheless, the team’s incredible performance and sheer determination have left us all in awe. Congratulations to the Nigerian team on their undeniable victory.

Nigeria will play either hosts Ivory Coast or DR Congo in the final on Sunday.

 

AFCON:Why Osimhen Doubtful For South Africa Semi-Final Clash

 

AFCON:Why Osimhen Doubtful For South Africa Semi-Final Clash

AFCON:Why Osimhen Doubtful For South Africa Semi-Final Clash
AFCON:Why Osimhen Doubtful For South Africa Semi-Final Clash

There are concerns about the availability of striker, Victor Osimhen for the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash against South Africa.

According to a statement by the team on Monday, the Napoli striker is suffering from abdominal discomfort and has not traveled with the team to Bouaké, the city of Wednesday’s clash.

The 25-year-old can however join the rest of the squad on Tuesday if he is cleared by the team’s medics.

“Members of the team traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké today via a 10 pm Air Cote D’Ivoire flight. Osimhen did not however make the trip as a result of an abdominal discomfort. Team medics confirmed that he has been placed under close watch with a member of the medical team staying behind in Abidjan with him. If cleared by tomorrow morning, he will join the rest of the squad before 5 pm,” the statement read.

Despite scoring only one goal in the tournament so far, Osimhen has been one of the strong performers for the Eagles.

His partnership upfront with Ademola Lookman and Moses Simon has been one of the reasons the team has qualified for their 16th AFCON semi-final.

Nigeria will face South Africa at the Stade De La Paix, Bouake at 6 pm.

BREAKING: Nigeria defeat Angola to reach AFCON semi-final

BREAKING: Nigeria defeat Angola to reach AFCON semi-final
BREAKING: Nigeria defeat Angola to reach AFCON semi-final

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast. 

A first-half goal from Ademola Lookman secured the spot for Nigeria in a 1-0 win over Angola at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Friday.

AFCON: Results Of Drug Tests For Osimhen, Two Super Eagles Players Confirmed

AFCON: Results Of Drug Tests For Osimhen, Two Super Eagles Players Confirmed
AFCON: Results Of Drug Tests For Osimhen, Two Super Eagles Players Confirmed

The results of the drug tests conducted on three Super Eagles players at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations have come back negative.

The squad members that were tested are striker Victor Osimhen, forward Ademola Lookman and, captain William Troost-Ekong.

News of the random tests was reported after Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 in a Round of 16 fixture.

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Lookman scored twice in that encounter to send the Eagles into the quarter-finals, where they will play Angola on Friday.

Osimhen and Troost-Ekong also one one goal each so far in the tournament.

All the players are expected to be available for selection against the Palancas Negras.

 

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Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report
Makinde Inaugurates Two Additional Commissioners Today-Report

Barring a last-minute change ,eaglessightnews.com.ng has gathered that Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde will be Inaugurating two additional Commissioners-designate into his cabinet Today 14th Thursday, September, 2023.

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According to the report, the expected commissioners designated to be sworn in by Governor Seyi Makinde include, Miss Wasilat Olagoke and Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi.

Eaglesssightnews.com.ng recalls that Governor Makinde had earlier sworn in 16 Commissioners. The two additional commissioners that will be sworn in today make the governor commissioners a total of 18.

Recall, following a request by Governor Seyi Makinde Tuesday, September 5, seeking the legislative arm of the state to endorse the two commissioner designates, the state assembly in response to the request, conducted the screening and approved at its Wednesday, September 6, plenary.

The Ibarapa Female Politician, Wasila Adegoke will be sworn in as the commissioner for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Oluwaserimi Ajetumobi will be sworn in as Commissioner for Health.

 

 

 

Chelsea Suffer Major Injury Blow As Nkunku Ruled Out For Four Months

Chelsea Suffer Major Injury Blow As Nkunku Ruled Out For Four Months
Chelsea Suffer Major Injury Blow As Nkunku Ruled Out For Four Months

Chelsea suffer major injury blow as Nkunku ruled out for four months

Chelsea have suffered a major injury blow, with new signing Christopher Nkunku ruled out for four months with a knee injury.

The France international picked up the injury in training on Monday, and is now expected to miss the start of the season.

Nkunku was Chelsea’s marquee signing of the summer, joining from RB Leipzig for a club-record fee.

He was expected to play a key role in Mauricio Pochettino’s team this season, but his injury is a major blow.

Chelsea’s other attacking options include Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, and Mykhailo Mudryk, but Nkunku’s loss will be felt.

He is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions, and he is also a prolific goalscorer.

Chelsea’s hopes of challenging for the Premier League title have been dealt a major blow by Nkunku’s injury.

However, the club still has a strong squad, and they will be hoping that the other players can step up in his absence.

Chelsea stated on their website that Nkunku has suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for an extended period.

“The 25-year-old has undergone an operation and a rehabilitation programme with the club’s medical department.”

In the meantime, Chelsea will be looking to get Nkunku back to full fitness as soon as possible.

He is a key player for the club, and they will need him back in the team if they are to challenge for silverware this season.

 

Transfer: Man Utd Get Goretzka Boost As Arsenal Defender Leaves Club

Transfer: Man Utd Get Goretzka Boost As Arsenal Defender Leaves Club
Transfer: Man Utd Get Goretzka Boost As Arsenal Defender Leaves Club

Manchester United’s pursuit of Bayern Munich player Leon Goretzka has reportedly received a boost, as reported by The Sun UK.

Man United manager Erik ten Hag is understood to have identified Goretzka as a candidate to bolster his midfield this summer transfer window ahead of next season.

The Red Devils have yet to make a move for the Germany international, although it’s been reported that Bayern Munich believes he’s “dispensable” in the coming weeks.

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Meanwhile, in another development, Arsenal announced in a statement via its website that defender Anna Patten has left the club’s Women’s team on a permanent transfer.

Patten joined Barclays FA Women’s Super League club Aston Villa.

“Everybody at the club would like to thank Anna for her efforts during her time with Arsenal.

“We wish her well for this next chapter and look forward to welcoming her back to Meadow Park and Emirates Stadium soon,” Arsenal’s statement read in part.

ESPY Nominations: Lionel Messi, LeBron James & Iga Świątek Among First-Timers In Key Categories

 

ESPY Nominations: Lionel Messi, LeBron James & Iga Świątek Among First-Timers In Key Categories

Who was the best athlete in the various sports during the past year? What was the best play and top record-breaking performance? Who made the biggest breakthrough? ESPN today revealed the nominees for its 2023 ESPYs, which will name winners in those categories and more.

  • ESPY Nominations: Lionel Messi, LeBron James & Iga Świątek Among First-Timers In Key Categories
    ESPY Nominations: Lionel Messi, LeBron James & Iga Świątek Among First-Timers In Key Categories

The hardware will be handed out July 12 in Los Angeles, with ABC airing the ceremony live at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. See the full list of nominees belowa.

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Global soccer superstar Lionel Messi, who is taking his talents to South Beach to play for the MLS’ Inter Miami CF next month, is up for Best Athlete, Men’s Sports for the first time, as is MLB slugger Aaron Judge. Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin has a third nom for Best Athlete, Women’s Sports, vying against three first-timers: the WNBA’s A’ja Wilson, the NWSL’s Sophia Smith and tennis ace Iga Świątek.

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INCREDIBLE:First Leg Sets To Hold As Sweden Breaks The Record, Becomes First Nation Ever To Declare Sex As Sport (All You Need To know)

  • Though it sounds bizarre,Sweden has officially become the first country to pronounce sex as a sport, reports can confirm.
INCREDIBLE:First Leg Sets To Hold As Sweden Breaks The Record, Becomes First Nation Ever To Declare Sex As Sport (All You Need To know)
INCREDIBLE:First Leg Sets To Hold As Sweden Breaks The Record, Becomes First Nation Ever To Declare Sex As Sport (All You Need To know)
 The eagerly awaited European s*x Championship will take place on June 8 under the supervision of the Swedish S*x Federation. It’s interesting that everyone who wants to compete in this sporting event must engage in daily s*x sessions that last approximately six hours.

Not only that, but one solo match will take place, lasting approximately 40–45 minutes, and all competitors in that competition will compete in many categories, including foreplay, oral s*x, penetration, awareness of the erogenous zones, and so on. All of the judges on the panel will decide who wins, but there is a twist in the game in that the audience present at these matches will also have a role in the outcome. Judges and the audience will assess elements such as a couple’s communication abilities, endurance level, and the profound chemistry that the couple will share while having s*x.

In a compiled report gathered from gagran.com,  the competitors in the championship should be familiar with Kamasutra and the regulations it lays out. If all of the competitors can follow Kamasutra’s regulations during their sexual activity, they must demonstrate it in order for all of them to receive bonus points. Here is the Kamasutra for those who are unaware of it: A Sanskrit text called the Kamasutra provides insight on issues like desire and sexuality. In the Swedish s*x competition, competitors must be able to demonstrate their expertise and s*x knowledge.

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As soon as this competition was announced on the internet, all social media platforms were flooded with a plethora of conflicting comments and perspectives from netizens. Some consider this to be an act of inclusivity, while others say it is excessive and could have been avoided.

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FLASH: SAD!Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Mike…Is Dead(Photo)

A member of the silver medal-winning Flying Eagles team to Saudi Arabia in 1989, Mike Onyemachara, reportedly died on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

He was reported to be in good health when his wife left for work and kids left for school only for them to return and see that the food served to him on the table was not touched and he was dead, TheNiche reported.

While the circumstances surrounding his death are still hazy as of press time, there are speculations that the ace footballer died in his 3-bedroom apartment in Ajegunle.

However, some of his teammates who were very close to him, reported that he had complained of back pains in recent times.

Onyemachara was a skilful defender who played most of his club football with First Bank of Lagos and was an influential member of the Saudi 89 Flying Eagles team.

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FLASH: SAD!Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Mike...Is Dead(Photo)
FLASH: SAD!Ex-Super Eagles Defender, Mike…Is Dead(Photo)

 

Madrid Battle Five EPL Clubs For Chukwueze

Madrid battle five EPL clubs for Chukwueze

Real Madrid are set to face stiff competition from five Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Arsenal, for the signature of Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Chukwueze has attracted a great deal of interest following his impressive performances for Villarreal this seaso, with the winger contributing 13 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

The 23-year-old caught the eye of the football world earlier this month when he bagged two goals and an assist in his side’s shock 3-2 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

According to Spanish publication, DefensaCentral, Madrid and five Premier League clubs will be competing for his services in the summer.

Everton, West Ham and Aston Villa are also in the mix, though they will struggle to beat off giants Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal, who can promise European football and pay higher wages.

Chukwueze’s contract expires in the summer of 2024 with a release clause of £88m.

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Hakimi:Why Footballer Achraf,Wife Become Trending Topic Across Globe(All You Need To Know)-Eaglesightnews

Morocco and Paris St-Germain footballer, Achraf Hakimi has become a trending topic across the world after his wife discovered he owns nothing despite earning millions of Euros as a sportsman in his prime.

Hakimi’s wife, Hiba Abouk, had requested a divorce and sought to divide all of the footballer’s assets equally, but during the court session, it was revealed that he had nothing in his name.

Hiba was shocked to learn that her 24-year-old husband had placed all of his assets and funds in his mother’s name, and that he frequently asked her to purchase items for him.

Millions of dollars in Hakimi’s pay were deposited in accounts with his mother’s name on them, along with all of his homes, cars, clothes, and jewelry.

According to reports, his mother’s name is on the title of 80% of everything he owns.

Recall that in 2018, Hakimi and Hiba started dating; they were wed in 2020; and they had two boys. She filed for divorce sometime in March 2023 following an allegation of cheating.

The fact that Hakimi was under investigation in Paris, France, for alleged rape, even though his marriage to the Spanish actress had already been deteriorating for months, was the last straw.

Hakimi’s decision to protect his riches by not having it registered in his name has garnered international attention, and some have praised him for being “wise” and a living legend.

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How Nigerian, Adesanya knocks Pereira Out, Reclaims UFC Middleweight Title-(Photos)Eagle’s Sight News

Israel Adesanya has reclaimed the UFC middleweight title from Alex Pereira in the main event of UFC 287 at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida on Sunday morning.

The knockout came from nowhere as Pereira was initially on the offense.

Pereira was unleashing body hooks and a knee to the ribs, with Adesanya backed against the cage, when the challenger threw a right hook out of nowhere!!

It froze Pereira, so similar to the end of the first round in their last fight, but this time there was no buzzer to save Pereira; the next punch dropped him, and he was out cold after the fist.

Adesanya then celebrated by imitating firing arrows at his rival.

Adesanya suffered a controversial points loss to Pereira in their first fight, a kickboxing match. In their rematch, also in kickboxing, Adesanya was leading but was knocked out. In November, in their first MMA clash, again Adesanya was ahead, but he was beaten in the final round.

After seven years in which they have fought four times, ‘The Last Stylebender’ finally gets his win over Pereira, and in stunning fashion.

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ALLEGED YOUTHS & SPORTS MINISTER, MOBILIZES CORPS MEMBER FOR MAKINDE RE-ELECTION:NYSC DISTANCES SELF…|Eagle’s Sight News

ALLEGED SPORT MINISTER , SUNDAY DARE MOBILIZES CORPS MEMBER FOR MAKINDE RE-ELECTION-NYSC DISTANCES SELF FROM ALLEGATIONS.

Following the allegations by some political groups claiming that Youths and Sports minister is mobilizing the youth corps for Makinde re-election bid, Eagle’s Sight News has just gathered that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has distance self from such act.

According to a report sighted by Eaglessightnews from Thisdays,NYSC denied the alleged move by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, to mobilise Corps members for the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, in the forthcoming governorship election.

This medium understands in a statement disclosed by the NYSC, through its Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Eddy Megwa, which read ,

“The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the allegation by a political group making the rounds in the media to the effect that Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, in collaboration with NYSC Management, Oyo State is mobilising Corps Members to influence the outcome of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State in favour of Governor Makinde.

“Management wishes to state emphatically that the allegation, which has the propensity of putting corps members in harm’s way is extremely dubious, absurd, malicious, with grave security implications.

“At no time did the honourable minister address corps members and management of NYSC in Oyo and directed them to favour a particular candidate during the forth-coming elections. Politicians are strongly advised not to drag corps members into politics as they are completely apolitical and are ready to serve their father land selflessly. It is totally false, concorted and despicable.”

The statement added that corps members’ involvement in national elections in the past decade, had without doubts, conveyed appreciable measure of credibility to the entire electoral process, which has earned the National Youth Sevice Corps the commendations of international community, governmental and non-governmental bodies as well.Thisdays news report.

“Management views the fallacious report with great concern, and appeals that the scheme should not be used to score political points,” the management stated.

It reassured Nigerians that the scheme would never shirk its responsibility of ensuring that Corps members discharge their duties in the forthcoming national elections with the highest degree of patriotism, neutrality and discipline, which it described as the hallmark of the National Youth Service Corps.

The scheme blamed the allegation on “desperate politicians and social media platforms, urging them to be kindly guided in their utterances in order not to put the safety of Corps members,  “which s the cardinal policy thrust of NYSC Management in jeopardy. “

EPL: Jamie Carragher mocks Liverpool over humiliating 3-0 defeat to Brighton

Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher slammed his former side over the 3-0 humiliating defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium.

Carragher disclosed that Liverpool is as bad defensively as anyone in the English Premier League.

“Liverpool are as bad defensively as anyone in the Premier League right now”, he wrote on Twitter shortly after the Match.

Brighton stunned Liverpool with a 3-0 win.

A second-half double by Solly March and Danny Welbeck gave the Seagulls Albion a solid victory on Saturday.Sourced from daily post

Transfer: FIFA bans Aubameyang from playing for another club apart from Chelsea, Barcelon

Transfer: FIFA bans Aubameyang from playing for another club apart from Chelsea, Barcelon

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s desire to quit Chelsea could face a major stumbling block.

It has emerged that the Gabon striker, who has been linked with Atletico Madrid, cannot play for another club apart from Chelsea and Barcelona.

Aubameyang moved to Stamford Bridge from Barca in the summer while Thomas Tuchel was still in charge of the team.

However, he has struggled for game time under Tuchel’s replacement, Graham Potter.

The height of it was Potter bringing on Aubameyang in the fourth minute against Manchester City last week and taking him off in the 67th minute.

It has led to the former Arsenal skipper plotting a route out of the club.

But transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted on Wednesday: “Aubameyang can’t play for any other club than Barcelona & Chelsea due to FIFA rules. 100% confirmed.
“Been told Barça would love the idea to bring Auba back… but only if it’s 100% free transfer, different salary terms and only if Memphis Depay leaves (Atléti want him).” Sourced from Daily Post

Meet Top 10 Highest paid football players in 2023 [Full List)-Eagle’s Sight News

Meet Top 10 Highest paid football players in 2023 [Full List)-Eagle’s Sight News

Cristiano Ronaldo has now claimed the top spot from Kylian Mbappe to become the highest-paid football player in history after joining Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on a free transfer.

Mbappe, who holds the record of the highest-paid football player in 2022 was dethroned by his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was just a day ago that he was the highest-paid footballer, but now there is a new footballer in his place.

Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr announced the signing on Friday, as per ESPN. The 37-year-old will receive $214 million per year, making him the highest-paid footballer in history.

Full List of Top 10 highest-paid football players in the world in 2023

10- Kevin de Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is one of the most decorated footballers of the modern period. While playing for Manchester City, he won the FA Cup once, the League Cup five times, and the Premier League four times. Bruyne has been playing for Manchester City since 2015, and his current earnings are $29 million.

9- Andres Iniesta

One of the best football players of his generation is Andrés Iniesta. Iniesta has had a well-known career and has excelled both at the club and international levels. Earnings for Iniesta total $30 million.

8- Eden Hazard

Footballer Eden Hazard is among the most awarded athletes in the world. He won numerous trophies throughout his career, which began in France while he was playing for Lille, went to Chelsea, and is currently playing for Real Madrid.

He was one of the best Premier League players during his time with the Blues before he was transferred to La Liga.

The transfer to Los Blancos increases Hazard’s salary to $31 million, placing him among the top 10 footballers in terms of wealth in 2022.

7- Robert Lewandowski

Currently playing for FC Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in recent remembrance. Throughout his career, he has received various honours and significance.

With a net worth of $35 million, this 35-year-old football player will rank seventh among all footballers in terms of wealth in 2022.

6- Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is one of the most promising players of this generation. He won the Golden Boot at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, was named the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season, and more at the age of 22. Earnings for Haaland are $41 million or 412 crore BDT ($1 = 105.82 BDT).

Football is his main source of income, bringing in $35 million, with endorsements providing the rest.

5- Mohamed Salah

One of the well-known players in the English Premier League is Salah. Even though he may not have made any remarkable contributions to Egypt’s national team, he has made some noteworthy contributions to club football. Salah’s current earnings are $53 million.

4- Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr. who currently plays for the Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, has a net income of $87 Million.

3- Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has received numerous honours and awards throughout his career, including seven Ballon d’Or awards and most recently, the World Cup.

He is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time. Messi has won every single major football award available to athletes.

He is currently the third-richest footballer in the world, according to Forbes, with an annual income of $120 million. He currently represents Paris Saint-Germain and, despite being 35 years old, still moves quite quickly.

2- Kylian Mbappe

French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé is a forward who currently competes for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the French national team. He is recognised as one of the top young players in the world and has won various awards and accomplishments throughout his professional career, so far.

Mbappe currently makes nearly $128 million annually. He makes the most of his money from football, while he also receives money from endorsements and other sources.

1- Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, the club said on Friday. Ronaldo left Manchester United to pursue other opportunities with the club and his mutual understanding.

After giving a controversial television interview with Piers Morgan, in which he claimed to feel betrayed by the team and that he did not respect their Dutch manager Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo left Old Trafford last month.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign an agreement with Al Nassr through 2025. According to media estimates, Ronaldo’s contract is worth more than 200 million euros ($214.04 million), which would make it the highest wage in football history.

According to ESPN, the signing was revealed by the team on Friday. He will earn $75 million annually, making the 37-year-old the highest-paid football player in history.
Source:Intelregion

Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo regrets leaving former club

Cristiano Ronaldo regretted leaving Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, according to Spanish outlet, Relevo.

Ronaldo is now with Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr where he recently signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.
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Relevo also claimed that the veteran Portugal striker was not happy at Juventus.

The 37-year-old fired in 101 goals for the Old Lady in 134 appearances but still felt he should not have left Madrid for Turin.

He was not happy with the squad even though they won two Serie A titles in his three seasons at the club.

Relevo added that Ronaldo felt a lack of chemistry in the team and believed that was one of the reasons they could not win the UEFA Champions League.

Juventus brought in Ronaldo to help them win the Champions League but failed to achieve it during his time at the club.

Ronaldo left the club and made a sudden return to Manchester United in the summer of 2020.

Source:Daily Post

BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr

BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr after his contract at Manchester United was mutually terminated.

According to Sky Sports, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya is reporting the development on its website.

Al-Nassr have also confirmed the deal via their online platforms. Al-Ekhbariya, however, reports that Ronaldo will start with Al-Nassr in January.

The contract is reported to be worth £172 million.

The 37-year-old left Manchester United last month on the eve of the World Cup.

In his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, the forward said he felt betrayed by the club and didn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville said the manner of Ronaldo’s exit was sad yet inevitable, and the time has come for both parties to move on.

“The only thing Manchester United could do was draw a line under the Ronaldo affair,” Neville told Sky Sports. “They couldn’t allow the situation to come to this side of the World Cup, it needed to be put to bed.

“They’ve handled it really quickly and the way it has ended is the best for both parties.

“It’s sad it’s ended this way but it was inevitable, it had to finish. He will go on and play football elsewhere and hopefully do really well, and Manchester United can move on under Erik ten Hag.”

BREAKING: Brazilian football legend Pele is dead

Brazilian football icon Pele, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time and a three-time World Cup winner who masterminded the “beautiful game,” has died at the age of 82, his family said Thursday.

“Everything we are is thanks to you. We love you infinitely. Rest in peace,” daughter Kely Nascimento wrote on Instagram.

Named athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee in 1999, Pele is the only footballer in history to win three World Cups — 1958, 1962 and 1970.

Nicknamed “O Rei” (The King), he scored more than 1,000 goals in one of the most storied careers in sport, before retiring in 1977.

He had been in increasingly fragile health, battling kidney problems and colon cancer — undergoing surgery for the latter in September 2021, followed by chemotherapy.

– ‘Samba football’ –

Born October 23, 1940, in the southeastern city of Tres Coracoes, Edson Arantes do Nascimento — Pele’s real name — grew up selling peanuts on the street to help his impoverished family get by.

His parents named him for famed American inventor Thomas Edison.

But he was soon given the nickname Pele, for his mispronunciation of Bile, the name of a goalkeeper at Vasco de Sao Lourenco, where his footballer father once played.

Pele dazzled from the age of 15, when he started playing professionally with Santos. He led the club to a flurry of titles, including back-to-back Intercontinental Cups, against Benfica in 1962 and AC Milan in 1963.

Known for his genius with the ball, he epitomized the sublime style of play called “samba football” in Brazil, where he was declared a “national treasure.”

He scored an all-time record 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches for Santos (1956-74), the Brazilian national team, and the New York Cosmos (1975-77).

But beyond his records, he will be remembered for revolutionizing the sport, his ever-present number 10 on his back.

The first global football star, he played a lead role in the game’s transformation into a sporting and commercial powerhouse, tapping his preternatural athleticism despite his relatively small size — 1.70 meters (just under five-foot-seven).

He also played with heart, visible in the iconic black-and-white footage of the 17-year-old phenom bursting into tears after helping Brazil to its first World Cup title, in 1958.

Eight years earlier, seeing his father cry when Brazil lost the 1950 World Cup final at home to Uruguay, he had promised to bring the trophy home one day.

– Sports royalty –

Pele reached the pinnacle of his greatness at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first broadcast in color, where he starred on what many consider the greatest team of all time, with talents such as Rivellino, Tostao and Jairzinho.

He was often welcomed like royalty when traveling abroad with Santos or the national team. Legend has it in 1969 his arrival in Nigeria was the occasion for a 48-hour truce in the bloody Biafra war.

Pele declined offers to play in Europe, but signed for a brief, lucrative swan song with the Cosmos at the end of his career, bringing his star power to the land of “soccer.”

His reign extended beyond the pitch, with gigs as a movie star, singer and later sports minister (1995-1998) — one of the first black cabinet members in Brazil.

But he faced criticism at times in Brazil for remaining quiet on social issues and racism, and for what some saw as his haughty, vain personality.

Unlike Argentine rebel Diego Maradona, his rival for the title of greatest of all time, Pele was seen as close to those in power — including Brazil’s 1964-1985 military regime.

– Final match –

Pele’s public appearances had grown increasingly rare, and he frequently used a walker or wheelchair.

He was hospitalized several times for urinary infections, then again in 2021 and 2022 for the colon cancer that marked the beginning of the end.

But he met his health problems with trademark humor.

“I will face this match with a smile on my face,” he posted on Instagram in September 2021, after surgery to remove his colon tumor.

He was deeply moved when Maradona, his longtime friend and rival, died of a heart attack in 2020 at age 60.

“The world has lost a legend,” he wrote.

“One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky.”

Source: Vanguard

WhatsApp Records 25 million Messages Per Sec During World Cup Final — Zuckerberg

Eagle’s Sight News gathered that Chief Executive Officer of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has disclosed that the messaging platform, WhatsApp, reached a record of 25 million messages per second during World Cup final on Sunday.

Mark unveiled this through his verified Facebook account on Tuesday.

Zuckerberg added that Lionel Messi’s World Cup post is the most liked in Instagram history.

He wrote, “Leo Messi’s World Cup post is now the most liked in Instagram history.

WhatsApp also reached a record 25 million messages per second during the final.”

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FIFA WORLD CUP: Adron Homes Breaks Yokes of Football Lovers, Sponsors Ten Fans to Qatar 2022 (Video)

FIFA WORLD CUP: Adron Homes Breaks Yokes of Football Lovers, Sponsors Ten Fans to Qatar 2022 (Video)

Adron Homes and Property, known for its leading success in providing affordable housing facilities to its numerous customers, has exceeded its mission by also putting smiles on the faces of football lovers in the country, while it sponsored not less than ten football fans to the ongoing FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar.

The feat recorded, will continue to register in the minds of people for a long time, as the gesture was regarded by the beneficiaries as unprecedented.

The owners of the Adron Homes and Properties, Aare Adetola Olaonipekun EmmanuelKing and his wife, Yeye Olori Aderonke EmmanuelKing, are known to be contributing in no small measure to the uplift of the downtrodden in the society, which are too numerous to mention, according to people who have benefitted from their milk of kindness.

World Cup: We’re Also Too Old In Attack – Belgium Defender Hits Back At De Bruyne, Hazard|Eagle’s Sight News

World Cup: We’re also too old in attack – Belgium defender hits back at De Bruyne, Hazard

Belgium defender, Jan Vertonghen, has hit back at teammates Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard after their World Cup 2-0 loss to Morocco on Sunday.

Belgium defeated Morocco thanks to goals from Romain Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal.

Ahead of the clash, De Bruyne surprisingly claimed that Belgium’s golden generation is now too old to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, while Hazard insisted that Belgium’s defenders are not the fastest.

However, speaking at his post-match press conference after Belgium’s defeat to Morocco, Vertonghen shot back at his team’s attacking unit for creating too few chances, adding that they attack badly because they are also too old.

“I guess we attack badly because we’re also too old upfront. We didn’t create enough chances. We conceded the same goal twice at the near post,” Vertonghen said.

“It is very frustrating and things are not going the way we want at present, but we’ve the weapons to move and get something from the third game [against Croatia].”

PSG: Grow Up, You Take Things Personal – Arsenal Legend Tells Mbapp|Eagle’s Sight News

Arsenal legend, Emmanuel Petit, has urged Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, to grow up amid the controversies surrounding him at the French Ligue 1 champions this season.

Petit said Mbappe takes things personally all the time at PSG, adding that the France international needs to be calmer with his teammates.

Mbappe, 23, has struggled to stay away from controversies recently, particularly since he signed a new contract extension with PSG.

A lot has been said about Mbappe’s feud with his teammate Neymar in the media.

Mbappe also made headlines when he took aim at PSG manager Christophe Galtier after the team’s 0-0 draw against Stade Reims last weekend.

“In recent weeks, I find him [Mbappe] out of touch in his communication. I find that he is moving more and more from the central subject, which is the game and the pitch,” Petit said on RMC Sport.

“He is making it more and more personal. Of course, I hear rumours that promises have not been kept, but I want to tell him: ‘Kylian, grow up, that is life.”

He added, “It is the same every day. You are made promises that nobody keeps most of the time, does that mean you have to stop working and question everything? Of course not. That is what we call everyday life, the life of grown-ups, the life of adults.

“Kylian, the sooner you sort out your problems with yourself, the sooner your performances on the pitch will improve and your relations with the public and your teammates will be calmer.”Sourced from daily post

Transfer: Ronaldo’s Team-Mates ‘Celebrated’ After He Informed Man Utd He Wants To Leave

Cristiano Ronaldo’s team-mates at Manchester United celebrated when he informed the club he wants to leave this summer, ESPN reports.

With the transfer window set to close this Thursday, it is looking unlikely that the 37-year-old might get his wish.

Ronaldo’s 24 goals in all competitions last season was not enough to qualify United for the Champions League, a competition he desperately wants to continue playing in.

While fans are split on whether Ronaldo’s departure would be a positive thing for new manager Erik ten Hag, his team-mates appear to have made their minds up.

Majority of the squad reacted with joy when it emerged in July that the legendary No.7 wanted to leave, as he’d become a “pain in the a***.” daily Post reported.

Ten Hag has handed Ronaldo only one start this season and that was in the humiliating 4-0 drubbing at Brentford

Commonwealth Games: Oyo State Govt. Congratulates Weightlifters, Lawal, Liadi, Osijo

Commonwealth Games: Oyo State Govt. Congratulates Weightlifters, Lawal, Liadi, Osijo

The Oyo State Government has congratulated the trio of Rofiat Afolashade Lawal, Taiwo Liadi, and Mary Osijo for the feats they achieved at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom.

While congratulating them today, the Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede described their win as motivation to the entire youths in Oyo State.

The three weightlifters from Oyo won medals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Rofiat Lawal won gold, Taiwo Liadi won silver, while Mary Osijo won bronze.

Fakorede said their wins will spur other aspiring youths to excel in sports, adding that they have become models worth emulating. 

“Your victory has not just put Nigeria on the global map in the world of sports but Oyo State also”, he said.

The Commissioner added that, the present administration led by Governor Seyi Makinde, will not stop investing in youth and sports development in order to encourage them to do more.

E-signed:

Hon. Wasiu Olatubosun, Ph.D.,

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,

Oyo State.

Video: How Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan Won 100m Hurdles Gold After Breaking Record

Nigerian Tobi Amusan has won 100 metres hurdles gold at the World Championships in what was initially announced as a world record 12.06 seconds but later ruled ineligible as the wind speed exceeded the legal limit.

Amusan broke the world record earlier on Sunday by running 12.12 in the semi-final at Hayward Field.

Jamaican Britany Anderson took silver and Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished with bronze.

The final was without 2019 champion Nia Ali and medal contender Alaysha Johnson, both of the United States, after they hit hurdles and crashed out in the opening round.

Semi-final record 

Earlier on Sunday, Amusan broken the women’s 100 metres hurdles world record in a stunning semi-final effort.

The record time of 12.12 seconds broke Kendra Harrison’s mark of 12.20, as the American finished second in the heat.

While most athletes aim to conserve their energy in the semi-final, the 25-year-old Amusan held nothing back at Hayward field, a day after she set the African record in the opening heats.

“It is a strong feeling. I wanted to get out and go,” she told reporters. “I did what I had to do. Looking forward to the finals.”

She shocked the crowd at Eugene in US state of Oregon, putting on the kind of superb performance usually reserved for prime time in the opening race of the Sunday evening schedule.

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CLOSE-UP: Amusan, The ‘Accidental Hurdler’ Who Became Nigeria’s First World Record Holder In Athletics

After nine days 0f track and field events on the Hayward Field in Oregon, Nigeria was battling a drought of medals at the 2022 World Athletic Championship. Results were not going in tandem with the expectations and quality of talents of the Nigerian contingents. Several events completed, no podium finish and little excitement. But everything changed when Tobi Amusan lined up for the semi-final of the women’s 100 meters hurdles on the final day of the tournament. 

With the wind to her spikes, she glided over all the 10 hurdles with swooshing ease to become the fastest female hurdler in the world. At 12.12 seconds, she buried US Kandra Harrison’s record of six years ago. And that was only the beginning of a night that an Ijebu Ode-born girl would chisel her name in gold on the summit of world athletics history.

Barely two hours later, she returned to the tracks and, with her braids behind her like a cape, blitzed to the finish line at an even faster 12.06 seconds — it was wind-aided and ineligible for a world record — to become the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the World Athletic Championship.

But Amusan probably did not fully digest the magnitude of the feats she had spurned on the night until the patriotic tunes of Nigeria’s national anthem blazoned during the medal presentation. The 25-year-old’s face was wet with tears as she sang “the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain.”

Amusan suddenly realised she’s one of those “heroes” now.

Her name will be taught as a source of inspiration to millions of children. Her feat is an oasis for Nigerians inundated by the acridity of the country’s security challenges. Her reign as Nigeria’s “queen of the track” has begun.

,Amusan’s ascendancy into athletics royalty had been foreseen years prior, with different coaches marvelling at her lightning-quick box of talent. However, it has been a rugged climb to the top rather than a quick dash for the fast legs of the Nigerian.

FROM IJEBU TO EL PASO

Amusan was born 0n April 23, 1997, in Ijebu Ode, Ogun. She was born into a family with a sports background as her mother once played volleyball. Her track and field talent was discovered at the Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School in her hometown.

She began considering the path of professional athletics when she represented Nigeria at the first edition of the African Youth Athletics Championship in 2013. At 16, she competed in the 200 meters sprint and won silver for the country.

Two years later, she was part of the contingent for the 2015 African Youth Athletics Championship and she won the gold medal with 14.26 seconds in the women’s 100 meters hurdles. It was a huge feat for the teenager but it would cost her a potential scholarship in the US.

“My school [University of Texas, El Paso] had been contacting me since 2014 before I went for the 2015 African Junior Championships. But there I ran above 14 seconds and they told me it wasn’t up to the standard for recruiting for the NCAAs Division 1 level,” she had said in one interview.

However, she funnelled her disappointment into a three-month training for the 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, Congo. She went into the competition ranked distant 10th. Amusan would then break the African U20 record twice as she ran 13.15 to win the gold medal in the women’s 100 meters hurdles. The school came calling again, this time with ferocity and desperation.

“You don’t even want to know about the phone calls [from UTEP]! They were killing me with calls! “Can you send this, can you send that?!” Amusan said.

‘ACCIDENTAL HURDLER’


Amusan’s sprint career did not start as a hurdler but fate and a blessing in disguise of disappointment sent her down that path.

Replaced as a member of the Nigerian 4x100m relay squad at the trials for the 2014 African Youth Games, a resilient Amusan enquired about other events she could participate in. The organisers suggested the 100 meters hurdles and with the top two automatically selected for a place in the Nigerian team for those games, Amusan figured she had nothing to lose.

“If it is run and jump, I thought I’ll do it. I had played around with hurdles in practice but I had never competed before,” she had said about the change.

She surprised herself and went on to earn silver at the African Youth Games in Botswana in only her second hurdles race.

From then onward, Amusan, like a butterfly reaching a full circulation of metamorphosis, soared above the hurdles and shatter records, and accrued medals.

In 2018, she became the first Nigerian female hurdler to win gold at the Commonwealth Games. She also won gold at the 2018 African Athletics Championship and 2019 All African Games.

THE “ALMOST” GIRL

Despite her dominance and consistency, Amusan hit the wrong side of luck in major championships between 2019 to 2021.

At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, she finished fourth in the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles with 12.49 seconds.

She also fell short in the final at the Toko Olympics when she dipped 12.60 seconds to place fourth in the race.

Amusan was apparently hurt after she was labelled the “almost girl” for all the near misses at the grand stages.

“I know a lot of people have tagged me the ‘almost’ girl. I’ve seen and heard a lot of comments,” she had said.

“It’s just sad knowing that I’m that girl that people tag ‘almost’ and that’s the main force that’s going to drive me next year. I don’t want to be the ‘almost’ girl. I want to be ‘that girl’, the girl that wins every competition.”

MALFUNCTION OF TIMER DENIED HER AN AFRICAN RECORD IN LAGOS

In 2021, at the Olympics trials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Amusan swooshed easily to the finish line in the women’s 100m hurdles — only to discover that the electronic timer at the stadium had failed to display the time at the end of the race, remaining at 0.00secs.

However, her hand timer recorded that she won the race by dipping 12.3 seconds, which would have erased Gloria Alozie African record of 12.44 seconds set in 1998.

FIRST NIGERIAN TO WIN DIAMOND LEAGUE TROPHY

Away from the disappointments of the months before, Amusan’s consistency and hard work paid off in September 2021.

She became the first Nigerian athlete ever to win a World Athletics Diamond League trophy as she placed first in the women’s 100 meters hurdles final.

Amusan clocked 12.42 seconds to break Alozie’s 23-year-old national record and become Africa’s fastest hurdler in the women’s category.

SETTING AND BREAKING AFRICAN RECORDS

There was no stopping Amusan from there on as she continued to break and set a new African record thrice in a year.

On June 19, the Nigerian set a new African record in the women’s 100 meters hurdles as she dipped 12.41 seconds at the Diamond League meet in Paris.

On July 23, Amusan also set a new African record of 12.40 seconds when she won heat three in the women’s 100m hurdles.

She then reduced the time further in the semi-final to clinch the world record of 12.12 seconds

From sandy tracks of inter-house sports at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode to the bouncy arena in Hayward Field in Oregon, an accidental hurdler has gone on to become Nigeria’s first-ever world record holder in athletics.

Amusan has also immortalised her name in the history of track and field events.Source cable

EPL: Ronaldo’s Eyes Exit Manchester United As Player Wage Cuts To…

EPL: Man Utd Reduce Ronaldo’s Salary To £360,000 As player Eyes Exit.

Manchester United’s reduction of players’ salaries, has emerged as one of the reasons Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club.

United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League has triggered a 25% reduction in the squad’s salaries.

According to the Manchester Evening News, sources close to Ronaldo say it has “upset” the player.

Ronaldo agreed on a £480,000-a-week deal when he returned to Old Trafford.

However, the cut means his basic weekly wage for next season is now £360,000.

The 37-year-old was the only international not to report back for pre-season at United’s Carrington training complex on Monday and Tuesday due to “family reasons”.

Cristiano Ronaldo To Chelsea Transfer: Todd Boehly Meeting, Man Utd Stance, Joao Felix…[Eagle’s Sight…]

Cristiano Ronaldo To Chelsea Transfer: Todd Boehly Meeting, Man Utd Stance, Joao Felix Advantage

Chelsea transfer news: The Blues have been linked to a sensational swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo – a player regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time

A phrase which not many Blues fans would have expected to see in this summer’s transfer window. But in Todd Boehly’s hunt to sign at least one or two marquee signings this summer in this £200million squad rebuild, the American is pulling out all the stops to ensure that manager Thomas Tuchel is going to be equipped in the best way for next season.

Manchester United’s inactivity in this transfer window so far has caused the 37-year-old, just like the fans, to grow ever-frustrated with an ownership set up who have just taken out another £11million in dividends. Consequently, Jorge Mendes has already offered United’s iconic No. 7 to Bayern Munich this summer. The Bundesliga champions rejected the opportunity to bring in the Portuguese to replace the Barcelona bound Robert Lewandowski due to having already signed Sadio Mané from Liverpool.

But now Chelsea could step in and football.london brings you all the latest you need to know on this particular transfer and the implications surrounding the whole situation.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is said to have met Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes to discuss a potential transfer swoop for the Portuguese star as he grows disgruntled at the lack of business Manchester United have done so far this summer.

With 12 months left on his contract and not knowing how long he has left at the top level, the potential of a transfer exit this summer, one year after returning to United is on the cards with Bayern Munich already turning down this idea. Step up, Chelsea. And The Athletic have reported that new owner Boehly has met with Ronaldo’s agent Mendes in Portugal last week to discuss a number of topics. CR7’s future was one of the things discussed in this encounter.

Whether or not Chelsea make a move for the player in question remains to be seen.h

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has already indirectly rubbished any chances of moving to Chelsea by admitting that he is ”happy’ to be where he is right now in the Premier League amid speculation that the forward is beginning to become frustrated with the transfer activity of the Red Devils.

It is understood that Man City’s Raheem Sterling is the main attacking priority being pursued at this current moment by Chelsea but when the prospect of Ronaldo comes on the table, that plan can easily change. Multiple attackers are expected to be signed this summer to compensate for potential Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech exits amid AC Milan and Juventus talks but will the 37-year-old really be one of those brought in?

Well, based on the words of the man himself, he has admitted that he is ‘happy’ where he is to rubbish any potential Chelsea transfer talk, as the 37-year-old has also looked forward to life under ten Hag next season. “I was and still am very happy to be here,” he said in a recent interview. “I know (ten Hag) did a fantastic job for Ajax and that he’s an experienced coach but we need to give him time and things need to change the way he wants.

“I hope we have success. I wish him the best. We are happy and excited. Let’s believe that next year we are going to win trophies. I believe that Manchester [United] will be where they belong. Sometimes it takes time, but I still believe.”

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has already labelled Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘one of the greatest’ players of all time amid shock transfer talks between new owner Todd Boehly and Jorge Mendes.

Just like he said with Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in the past, the German, who had to see Ronaldo score against his side in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last term, went on record to declare that he believes Ronaldo to be one of the ‘greatest’ players to have stepped foot on the football pitch. “Time will tell, but I think it is not a secret that any team in the world without Cristiano [Ronaldo] is in some parts of the game a weaker team,” he was quoted saying in the past via The Daily Express. “He is one of the greatest who has ever played this game and he proves it every time he is on the field.

“Now [he is] in the Premier League and in the Champions League, so they lost a big champion, a big point of reference and a big personality. But you can win games and be a strong team without Cristiano Ronaldo. This is also true.”

Man United’s and Erik ten Hag’s stance on Ronaldo

Although Man United’s owners may view the prospect of cashing in on a player who is earning around £ 480,000 a week as an enticing one, new manager ten Hag has already made solid plans to have the Portuguese international as one of the big players he relies upon next season.

There is even talk that Steve McClaren’s former assistant could even strip Harry Maguire of the captaincy in order to hand Ronaldo more responsibility as United face a big season to even achieve top four. Whatever happens with the captaincy remains to be seen.

Speaking after his final game in charge of Ajax last month, Ten Hag said via The Manchester Evening News: “From tomorrow (Monday), my focus will be on United, and I will of course get deep into things there. What I have to say about it is, the detailed analysis still has to begin, I still have to work with the team, but let me be clear that at United there are a lot of good players around. We have to make them function as a team but definitely Ronaldo, he is a giant.”

In another interview with De Telegraaf, Ten Hag added: “Ronaldo is a giant, because of what he’s already shown and I think he’s still very ambitious. Of course I would like to keep him. He’s been very important to Manchester United this year and can produce great statistics.”

Joao Felix advantage

The Telegraph are reporting that Ronaldo to Chelsea is ‘highly unlikely’ to happen this summer. Interestingly enough though, they did confirm that Boehly did enquire about a few of Mendes’ other clients in his meeting in Portugal.

The likes of Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, AC Milan’s Rafael Leao and Wolves’ Rayan Aït-Nouri are just a few clients of the super agent. Felix, in particular, is a reported Spurs target, so have Chelsea suddenly gained the advantage on the Lilywhites in the transfer race through this meeting.Sourced from www.foothball.london

Russia-Ukraine War: The Power Is In Your Hands – Pele Sends Strong Message To Putin

Russia-Ukraine war: The power is in your hands – Pele sends strong message to Putin.

Eagle’s Sight News has gathered that the popular Brazilian football star, Pele has advised President Vladimir Putin to end his country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Pele who urged Putin wrote a powerful message on his Instagram page head of Ukraine’s 2022 World Cup playoff semi-final against Scotland on Wednesday. According to him

“There is absolutely no justification for this continued violence.

“This conflict is wicked, unjustifiable and brings nothing but pain, fear, terror and anguish.

“Wars only exist to separate nations, and there’s no ideology that justifies projectile missiles burying the dreams of children, ruining families and killing the innocent,” he said.

The foothball legend made reference to a meeting with Putin in 2017, Pele stated: “The power to stop this conflict is in your hands. The same ones I shook in Moscow, at our last meeting in 2017.”

NEW CHELSEA OWNER, TODD BOEHLY IDENTIFIES TWO PLAYERS TO GIVE NEW CONTRACTS[Details]

Chelsea’s new owners, the consortium led by Todd Boehly, have made the contract situations of Reece James and Mason Mount a top priority www.eaglessightnews.com.ng has learned.


According to PoinBlankNews , Boehly’s ownership group, which includes Hansjorg Wyss, Mark Walker and investment firm Clearlake Capital, have struck an agreement worth around £4.25billion to buy the Premier League club.


The UK government and Premier League still need to give their approval before the sale is completed.
However, according to Goal, the new ownership group have been concerned by the contract situations of members of the first team.

Both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when their contracts expire.
Thus, the consortium wants to offer first-team stars James and Mount new contracts to ensure their salaries are in line with the talent they possess.
Mount is on 12 goals and 15 assists, while James has registered six goals and seven assists – both across all competitions.

Manchester United’s Squad To Face Brentford Revealed [Full List]

Manchester United’s Squad To Gace Brentford Revealed [Full List]

Manchester United’s squad will face Brentford in tonight’s Premier League tie, news revealed.

As affirmed from Manchester Evening News, Man United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has named 21 players to face Brentford at Old Trafford.

Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in their last game.

Below is Man United’s full squad against Brentford:

Goalkeepers: Heaton, Henderson, De Gea.

Defenders: Fernandez, Telles, Bailly, Jones, Varane, Dalot, Lindelof.

Midfielders: Lingard, Matic, Fred, McTominay, Mata, Fernandes.

Forwards: Ronaldo, Rashford, Garnacho, Cavani, Elanga.

The kick-off time for the match is 8 pm.

SPORT:Guardiola Unveils Manager That Would Have Won More Trophies Than Him At Barcelona

SPORT:Guardiola Unveils Manager That Would Have Won More Trophies Than Him At Barcelona

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed Marcelo Bielsa would have won more titles than him had he been in charge of Barcelona.

Guardiola also admitted he would have struggled to transform Leeds United’s fortunes the way Bielsa did.

Bielsa was sacked by Leeds this season, as the Whites battled relegation from the Premier League.

Guardiola is still full of admiration for a man that mentored him and told Telemundo Sports: “Give him my Barcelona and you will see how he will win titles.

“Give me Leeds, with all due respect to the Leeds players, but I would still be in the Championship.”

Bielsa is believed to have persuaded Guardiola to take up coaching and the pair then faced off in the 2012 Copa del Rey final, when Guardiola’s Blaugrana beat the former’s Athletic Club to the title.

EPL: Ronaldo Reportedly Pays Girlfriend €100,000 Monthly Salary

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, pays his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez over €100,000 monthly for a variety of responsibilities, according to El Nacional.

Rodriguez, who is the subject of a new documentary entitled “I Am Georgina,” has previously spoken about the challenges of adapting to life with her world-famous boyfriend.

The pair have been dating since 2017 and have a child together, with twins on the way.

Ronaldo is one of the best-paid footballers in the world, having signed a bumper deal when he returned to United in Old Trafford.

The couple had their first child together in late 2017, a daughter named Alana, while Ronaldo has older children from surrogates.

Rodriguez has also become a stepmother to Ronaldo’s older children, Cristiano Jr, Eva and Mateo.

Nigeria vs Ghana: Black Stars Unveils Squad For Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Ghana: Black Stars unveil squad for Super Eagles

Eaglessightnews has learned that the Ghananian football team has finally unveiled a list of 27 players who would prosecute the two-legged World Cup play-offs against the Super Eagles of Nigeria this Friday and next Tuesday.

The unveiling of the list comes after mixed reactions trailed the delay, with some Ghanians suggesting it was part of their tactics to keep the technical team of the Super Eagles in the dark, and to hopefully spring a surprise on matchday.

However, the unveiling of the list has now put to bed that assumption.

Notable absentee on the list is Captain Andre Ayew who is serving a suspension from this year’s AFCON. He got red carded in the last group game where they lost to debutants Comoros

Nigeria vs Ghana: 5 Players Hit Super Eagles Camp

Nigeria vs Ghana: 5 Players Arrives Super Eagles Camp

The hope of Nigeria super eagle’s to defeat the Black star of Ghana increases amongst super eagle’s fans as five of her players have arrived camp ahead of this weekend’s first leg world cup play-off against the Black Stars of Ghana

Eaglesighttnews learned from source that the players names includes,William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Frank Onyeka.

More to come

Is this the fastest seven-year-old in the world?

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Catch-up: World Cross Country Championships

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Incredible! Is this the luckiest penalty you’ll ever see?

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Woods has belief in 15th major win

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