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Klopp Reveals How Salah Is Coping With AFCON Disappointment

Written by 10 February, 2022
Mohamed Salah is currently having one of his best seasons with Liverpool in the Premier League, his disappointment at losing the African Cup of Nations final to Senegal was there for everybody to see. Jurgen Klopp explained the human emotions that the Egyptian star winger is still facing after coming agonizingly close to winning glory with his national side. Klopp said, "He's very disappointed, it was a massive thing. Losing a final is always really hard, I can sing that song, but losing the way they did was especially hard. He is happy to be back but is disappointed as well, massively so." the German manager added, "We spoke about the tournament. He will deal with that of course. I hope today [Wednesday] will already be better but yesterday everyone could see he has the final on his mind. Is there greater determination for Mo? I am not sure that…

Serena Williams announce her retirement intentions

Written by 10 February, 2022
Serena Williams has officially announced her retirement intentions and what she hopes to do after hanging up her shoes. While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Serena stated that she wants to have more children and spend quality time with her family after retiring from the sport. The 40-year-old revealed that she is already planning for her retirement and has done so for the previous ten years. Serena stated that it is critical to make plans, which she has done. "I am prepared for that day, I've been prepared for that day for over a decade. So, I've always -- if you've seen King Richard -- you know that my dad always said you got to prepare, so I've been prepared for that. You know, at the end of the day, I think it's really important to always have a plan and that's kind of what I did. I always had a…

Arteta Hits Back At Aubameyang's Jibe: 'I'm The Solution, Not The Problem'

Written by 10 February, 2022
Mikel Arteta has hit back at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the 32-year old claimed that the problem was with the Arsenal coach rather than him. Aubameyang left the club a month after he was dropped from the squad entirely due to a disciplinary issue. The Gabonese striker spent three and a half seasons at the Emirates Stadium and scored 92 goals in 163 games during this time. While responding to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's claims ahead of Arsenal's clash against Wolves on Thursday, Mikel Arteta said, "It's his opinion. That's his opinion, that is what he said and you have to respect that. I am grateful for what Auba has done at the club and his contribution since I have been here. The way I see myself in that relationship is the solution, not the problem." The Spanish coach believes that the 32-year old's exit from the club was the best solution for…

AFCON 2021: Senegal are champions of Africa for the first time

Written by 07 February, 2022
Sadio Mane scores the winning penalty as Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to win their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, making up for missing a penalty early in the game after the final ended goalless following extra time. The Pharaohs fell short of winning a record-extending eighth AFCON title whiles the Teranga Lions will celebrate finally winning the tournament Mane had seen Mohamed Abou Gabal save his seventh-minute penalty at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde after Saliou Ciss was brought down in the penalty area of ​​Egypt. After 120 minutes of play, the match went down to the penalty shootout, all three of Egypt’s knockout games before the final also went to extra time, and two of them to penalties, and Egypt seemed to be playing for another shootout an exercise which the Pharaohs succeeded twice against Côte d'Ivoire (eighth final) and Cameroon (semi-final). Egypt's Mohamed Abdelmonem and Mohanad…

AFCON 2021: Cameroon with a Remarkable Comeback to Claim Third Place

Written by 05 February, 2022
The Host Nation Cameroon produced a remarkable comeback from three goals down to defeat Burkina Faso on penalties to win bronze following a 3-3 stalemate at the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021. Indomitable Lions were down 3-0 through Burkina Faso's Steve Yago's poked finish, Andre Onana's own goal and Djibril Ouattara's header at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé. Cameroon coach Antonio Da Concecao made changes introducing captain Vincent Aboubakar after Burkina Faso a 2-0 lead at half-time but it was Burkinabe adding another goal five minutes after the restart to give the Stallions of Burkina Faso a 3-0 advantage. Cameroon hit back through Stephane Bahoken and skipper Vincent Aboubakar, who netted twice in the last five minutes secured the Golden boot. No extra time meant the match went to penalties, Cameroon converted all five spot kicks while Burkina Faso's Ibrahim Blati Toure missed the decisive penalty…

'FIFA’s The Best Award Bigger Than Ballon D'Or,' Claims Lewandowski

Written by 05 February, 2022
The Polish international Robert Lewandoski claimed that the voting process involved in determining the FIFA Best Men's Player award was more legitimate than that of the Ballon d'Or, where just journalists vote for individual honour. He believes that the journalists may not understand the game in as much depth as former players and others who have played the game. Robert Lewandowski said, "I have been thinking lately and I have come to the conclusion that the FIFA award is more important. Only journalists vote for the Ballon d'Or, there is no clear verification. Instead, professional football and the press vote for the FIFA award." While speaking to a Polish magazine as per Marca The 33-year old added, "The captains and coaches of each national team can evaluate our performances in a more realistic and objective manner because they know how much each match, each record, each injury means. Perhaps in…

NBA unveils Kobe Bryant trophy for All-Star game MVP

Written by 04 February, 2022
The upcoming All-Star Game, the MVP trophy will now be known as the Kobe Bryant trophy for the best player of the game every year in honor of Kobe Bryant who tragically passed away two years ago. NBA unveils the trophy as part of the NBA's newly designed 75th Anniversary All-Star trophies. Each of the four levels this trophy has was inspired by the legend's greatest achievements throughout his incredible career. The eight-sided base on the trophy is representative of the eight decades of NBA All-Star games but it's also a wink at Kobe's legendary #8 he wore during the start of his career. The 18 stars that go around the trophy represents all 18 All-Star selections Kobe was a part of, which is currently tied in second place as the most in NBA history. The base is 2 inches, which represents the two MVP All-Star trophies Kobe won during…

Mane's Senegal and Mohamed Salah's Egypt battle for AFCON Trophy

Written by 03 February, 2022
Egypt are through to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations for the 10th time after beating hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties at the end of a goalless 120 minutes in Yaounde on Thursday and will face the Teranga Lions of Senegal who produced a brilliant second half performance to beat Burkina Faso 3-1 to qualify into Sunday's TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final. Goalkeeper Mohamed Abou Gabal was the Egyptian hero, saving from both Harold Moukoudi and James Lea-Siliki in the shoot-out at the Olembe Stadium before Clinton Njie blazed wide with Cameroon's last chance to keep their dream alive. The final is set Egypt will play Senegal. Egypt are looking for their first title since 2010 (which was the third title in a three-peat) having lifted the trophy on seven occasions. Senegal have never won the competition, but are in the final for the third…