Author: Olusola Samson

The managing director of Bayer Leverkusen has dealt Liverpool a blow by insisting that Xabi Alonso won’t replace Jurgen Klopp as manager. Last month Klopp made the shock announcement that he will step down as Liverpool boss at the end of the season, nine years after he joined the club. Since then several high profile coach’s have been touted as his replacement, but the clear favourite is former Liverpool midfielder and current Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard has done an impressive job with the German club since taking charge in 2022. Erik ten Hag says Man Utd can beat Arsenal and Liverpool. Man Utd boss…

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Championship side Blackburn Rovers are still waiting to find out whether they have signed a player on loan – five days after the January transfer window shut. Rovers announced on deadline day that they had signed striker Duncan McGuire on loan from MLS side Orlando City. That announcement was made at 11:02pm on deadline day – hours after Crystal Palace had confirmed the £22 million signing of Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton. The McGuire move, the club stated, was subject to international clearance and visa approvals. The 23-year-old, a United States international and scorer of 13 MLS goals last season, has been in the country…

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Manchester United have allowed a free agent to be involved in first-team training this week ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Aston Villa, according to reports. Erik ten Hag didn’t bring in a single player during the January transfer window, with Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek, Hannibal Mejbri, Facundo Pellestri and Alvaro Fernandez being loaned out. A number of names were linked with a move to Old Trafford, including Jarrad Branthwaite, Jean-Clair Todibo and Ronald Araujo, but the Premier League’s financial regulations restricted spending. In fact, Ten Hag was keen on signing a striker on deadline day to ease the burden…

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Three senior Manchester United players could still potentially leave the club this week. United did not sign a single player in January, with their business affected by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25 per cent investment into the club – a development that is still being ratified by the Premier League. The squad that remains will look to secure a good league finish, with the club currently eight points adrift of the top four, have a deep run in the FA Cup, and impress the incoming INEOS team, who will take charge of United’s football operations. However, three senior players could still leave the club this…

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Arsenal are set to allow forgotten winger Marquinhos to leave the club on a permanent basis, according to reports, despite only signing the Brazilian 18 months ago. The 20-year-old was part of the contingent of incoming transfers that arrived at the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2022, along with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira. But while the latter three players quickly became important players for Arsenal, Marquinhos was earmarked as one for the future. Still, he made three appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side in the Europa League last term, and made his Premier League debut during a 3-0 win over Brentford in September…

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According to experts from the global bookmaker 1xBet, world boxing, which has been losing popularity to MMA in recent years, needs a truly big fight and an undisputed champion. Absolute heavyweight championship story There has not been a unification fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion for over 20 years. The fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury is one of the most anticipated events in world sports and is sure to be a historic event. The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis. After a controversial draw with Evander Holyfield in early 1999, when the…

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Diego Tristan, a talented Spanish striker, made a name for himself as a promising footballer during his time at Deportivo La Coruña. However, despite his early success and potential, he struggled to reach the same heights when he moved to bigger clubs. In thisarticle, we will explore the reasons for Tristan’s inability to shine at bigger teams and the factors contributing to his unfulfilled potential. You may wonder how to play BetNaija. Simply follow the instructions on the website and try your best at betting! Tristan’s Rise at Deportivo La Coruña Early SuccessHe began his professional career at Deportivo La…

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The majority of us have an interest in sports, particularly one specific sport that we value in many ways, from the sport itself to the athletes who compete in it. We enjoy cheering on and watching the athletes we admire; occasionally, we even compare ourselves to them in the hopes of surpassing them in their particular sport. But occasionally, we forget that idolizing a sports figure carries the same risks as idolizing any celebrity. When does admiration become idolization, and where does it end? What Is Idealization? Every admiration for sports begins with a positive encounter. When we find a…

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In the dynamic world of African sports, a new wave of enthusiasm is sweeping the continent, and its heartbeat is resonating on basketball courts. What is even more intriguing is the symbiotic relationship between the growing popularity of basketball and the digital revolution, exemplified by the Betking app in Kenya. This article examines the synergistic effect that has become a catalyst for the growth of basketball in African countries. Historical Context:Basketball’s roots in Africa date back to the mid-20th century, with its introduction by missionaries and educators. Over the decades, the sport has evolved from a niche activity to a…

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