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Aubameyang Reveals Problem Was With Mikel Arteta

Written by 03 February, 2022
Exiled former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Barcelona as a free agent two months after being stripped of the Arsenal captaincy by Arteta due to a disciplinary breach. The Gabonese was cast aside by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach in early December and was not seen in an Arsenal shirt since the humiliating 2-1 defeat by Everton in december Aubameyang has laid the blame solely on Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta for his painful exit from the club. The 32-year old was unveiled as a Barcelona player on Thursday after he joined on a free transfer until 2025. Aubameyang left Arsenal after agreeing on a mutual termination of his contract. Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona unveiled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 32-year-old was unveiled at Camp Nou on Thursday, February 3, 2022. While speaking at his first Barcelona press conference on Thursday, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said, "I think the problem was…

Berenguer's late strike ends Real Madrid's double bid

Written by 03 February, 2022
Athletic Club booked a Copa del Rey semi-final place with a late strike from Alex Berenguer shot into the far corner beyond Thibaut Courtois on 88-minute to dash Real Madrid's hopes of clinching a Spanish domestic double. The late strike was enough to knock Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, Athletic Club booked themselves a Copa del Rey semi-final place alongside Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano and Valencia, and also a revenge for the Supercopa de Espana defeat against Los Blancos only a few weeks ago. With Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla already out, Madrid were firm favourites to win the Copa del Rey while in La Liga, they are in the driving seat too, sitting four points ahead of Sevilla at the top of the table. Real Madrid were without in-form striker and captain Karim Benzema, who is still recovering from injury. Madrid lacked any real threat up front.…

AFCON 2021: Eguavoen Final team talk to the Super Eagles after shock exit

Written by 01 February, 2022
The Super Eagle's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) elimination in the last-16 to Tunisia was a deep disappointment for many fans. Nigeria Football Federation, the NFF, has made public what former interim Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen told the players following that shock exit from the AFCON2021. Augustine Eguavoen’s side had taken the maximum possible nine points and averaged two goals per match in the group stage. But the 1-0 loss for 10-man Nigeria marked the team’s first failure to reach the AFCON last eight since 1984. Interim boss, who has since stepped down and resumed his position as NFF's Technical Director, spoke to the players in his final team talk as the coach thereafter and urged them to put behind the disappointment in Cameroon behind them as quickly as possible and move on. "It's a bitter pill to swallow, no doubt about it," Eguavoen told the players before they…

AFCON 2021 UPDATES: Cameroon, Egypt, Burkina Faso and Senegal advance to the last four

Written by 30 January, 2022
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are through to the semi final after defeating Gambia 2-0 in a quarter final match of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations 2021 played at the Japoma Stadium in Douala. Karl Toko Ekambi brace ends Gambia's fairy tale Africa Cup of Nations story in the quarter-finals and sends hosts into the Semi-final. After a goalless first half, the 5-time AFCON winners Cameroon returned charged, scoring twice in seven-minutes in the second half, Toko Ekambi got his first with a 50th-minute header and then, in the 57th minute, snuck in behind the Gambian defence to tap home a square pass for the second. Ekambi now has five goals at the tournament, one behind Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar. Cameroon will face Egypt after the North African derby ended in favor of the Pharoahs who defeated Morocco 2-1 after extra time to reach AFCON semi-finals; goals from Mohamed…

Oshoala Scores Hat-Trick for Barcelona Femeni against Real Betis

Written by 30 January, 2022
Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala scored a first-half hat-trick for Barcelona Femeni in their 4-0 mauling of Real Betis in a Spanish Primera Iberdrola encounter to help the champions maintained their flawless record in the league this season with another comprehensive win on Saturday afternoon. Oshoala is just shaking off a knee injury she suffered when she ruptured a ligament in her right knee back in a Womens Champions League clash against Hoffenheim early November last year. The Nigeria international scored a hat-trick to take her tally in the league to 15 goals. The 27-year-old put Barcelona ahead in the 18th minute, finishing off perfectly a cross from Caroline Hansen.Oshoala then scored her second in the 37th minute, tapping home a low cross from Dutch star Lieke Martens. she completed her hat-trick in the 44th minute by capitalising on a defensive error to fire past Betis goalkeeper. The former Arsenal…

Australian Open Final: Rafael Nadal will face Daniil Medvedev

Written by 28 January, 2022
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will play each other in Australian Open Final, Daniil Medvedev defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a heated Australian Open semi-final and continue his bid for back-to-back major titles while Nadal defeated Matteo Berrettini and will play for a record 21st career Grand Slam men’s singles title. It would be Nadal's 21st Grand Slam title and the one that takes him ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time list; Medvedev is aiming to win his first Australian Open title In last year’s U.S. Open final, the 6-foot-6 Russian stopped Novak Djokovic from completing the Grand Slam, which requires winning all four major tournaments in the same calendar year, and also kept Djokovic from breaking his tie with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for most career major titles. On Sunday, with the three men who have dominated…

CAF President Dr Motsepe conveys heartfelt condolences to families of deceased spectators

Written by 26 January, 2022
CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families of the eight supporters who lost their lives at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros on Monday night. President Motsepe also announced that he will be requesting the CAF AFCON Organising Committee which is meeting tomorrow to move the next match which was scheduled to take place at Olembe Stadium on Sunday 30 January 2022 to take place at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium pending a full report of an Investigation Committee consisting of CAF and Local Organising Committee members. Dr Motsepe stated that a moment of silence will be observed at today’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixtures to honour the memories of the eight. He said: “We are saddened when there is loss of life and all of us should put aside the legal issues and take responsibility. Our thoughts and prayers are…

Anthony Joshua Denies getting paid To Step Aside to let Fury fight Usyk

Written by 26 January, 2022
Anthony Joshua has recorded a video online to make clear that he is not prepared to step aside and let Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua refuted the reports that he had agreed a £15 million ($20million, 18million euros) deal to step aside from his world heavyweight title re-match with Oleksandr Usyk. "You know what's mad about all these interviews I see? I see certain interviews that quote what I said," Joshua said in the video. "But I think to myself, 'I ain't done no interviews. Where did this person get this information from?' "I'm hearing people saying, 'AJ accepts 15 million pounds to step aside.' I ain't signed no contract; I ain't seen no contract. "So, as it stands, stop listening to the bulls**t until it comes from me. I'm the man in control of my destiny, I'm the man that handles my business. It was reported in December…