Saturday, 28 December 2019

West Ham sack Manuel Pellegrini after Leicester loss as Hammers loom near relegation zone



West Ham have sacked Manuel Pellegrini following their defeat to Leicester.

The Hammers' latest 2 - 1 defeat to Leicester on Saturday leaves them 17th, one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

In the wake of the sack, a statement from the club joint chairman David Sullivan reads “It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision.

“Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre.

“However, it has become clear that that a change is required to get the Club back on track in line with our ambitions this season.

“We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal.”

Pellegrini departs after 18 months in charge, having been appointed in May 2018 on a three-year deal.

He led them to 10th last season but becomes the sixth Premier League manager to lose his job this campaign.

As well as their poor form in the league, West Ham were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League One side Oxford United, losing 4-0 in September.

West Ham won 24 of their 64 matches under the Chilean, losing 29.
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Friday, 27 December 2019

Wolves have become only the second team to do a league double over a Pep Guardiola side



Wolves have become only the second team to do a league double over a Pep Guardiola side after beating Manchester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Friday night.

Ten-man Manchester City blew a 2-0 lead to lose a chaotic game at Wolves and hand Liverpool another huge boost in the title race. Matt Doherty's 89th-minute strike earned the hosts a stunning 3-2 comeback win after Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez also struck on a rollercoaster night which threatened to boil over.

Raheem Sterling scored after twice missing a penalty, which was retaken after VAR spotted encroachment, and objects were thrown at the City man as he celebrated.

The England international doubled City’s lead 50 minutes into the match, but the Wolves comeback began just five minutes later as Adama Traore got them back into the game.

The win followed Wolves’ 2-0 win at the Etihad in October when Traore again starred, scoring twice.

This is only the second time a side has managed to do a league double over a Guardiola side in his managerial history, including his spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The other side to do so was Antonio Conte’s Chelsea team in the 2016-17 season when they won 3-1 at the Etihad and then 2-1 at Stamford Bridge en route to the Premier League title.

Sterling still almost rescued a point in added time when his free-kick hit the bar, but that was as close as City came to a comeback of their own as they remained in third place.
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Change Your BVN Date of Birth and Name Following these Simple Procedures



The Bank Verification Number commonly called BVN is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to gives each Bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking industry that can be used for easy identification and to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria.

How to check your BVN on your phone

To check your BVN on your mobile phone, dial *565*0#

The Nigerian Interbank Settlement System will display your Bank Verification Number on your phone.

Benefits of Bank Verification Number (BVN):

Your BVN gives you a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry, as it is not peculiar to one Bank.

Your Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorized access.

It reduces fraudulent activities on bank account.

It gives easy access to Banking operations.

Your BVN is accepted as a means of identification across ALL Nigerian Banks.

Several people are having one problem or the other with their BVN details which include, the wrong date of birth or names wrongly captured during enrollment.
If your BVN details varies from your bank accounts details you may be denied access to funds in your bank account.
To obtain your BVN number you can dial *565*0# and the BVN will be sent to your registered mobile number, you may also visit your bank branch to print your BVN biodata page.

How To Update and Correct Your BVN Details.

To update your BVN data or makes corrections to your name, date of birth and phone number on the BVN platform, you will need the following documents.

Date of Birth : A birth certificate having your correct name and date of birth is required or a sworn declaration of age and a valid regulatory identity card.

Name Change: If you want to change your name due to marriage (female) a marriage certificate will be required.

Name Change (reasons other than marriage) : A valid regulatory identity card having your correct name and date of birth will be required along with a sworn affidavit and newspaper publication

Phone Number Update : A valid regulatory identity card (voter card, NIMC, international passport) is required and a letter of instruction or BVN correction form.

So kindly visit any of your bank branches with the above mentioned documents to complete the BVN correction form and it will be effected within 48-72 working hours, point to note is that BVN correction is free of charge.
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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Get The New MTN 4GB FOR N1000, 1GB FOR N200 Valid For 7days

MTN now allows her customers to activate 1GB data with just N200. Perhap, this one Is not for everybody, only a few eligible customers.

 To lure subscribers back to the network MTN users can still access the new MTN 4GB data for N1000 only.

New MTN 4gb for N1000 1GB for N200

The New MTN Data Offer
The new MTN Deal Zone offers the following 3 daily, weekly and monthly data plans;

4GB for N1000

1GB for N200

250MB for N100

How to Subscribe to MTN 4GB for N1000, 1GB for N200, 250MB for N100

MTN 4GB for N1000 – Dial *131*65# and choose 3 (Valid for 30 days)


MTN 1GB for N200 – Dial *131*65# and choose 2 (Valid for 7 days)

MTN 250MB for N100 – Dial *131*65# and choose 1 (Valid for 3 days)

SIM Validity and Eligibility for the MTN 4GB for N1000, 1GB for N200, 250MB for N100
All MTN valid Sim cards can access this new offer but not every MTN User is eligible for this new data offer.

According to an MTN Operator, the offer is valid just for MTN customers who has not performed any rechargeable transaction on their Sim card for the past 30 days and above.

The subscription code stated above works on all MTN Sim cards but that is not the code to check eligibility of the new MTN 4GB data offer.

After dialing the code stated above, you are directed to the offer page that list the available offers but when you choose an option you’re directed to the next page which only tells you “Dear Customer, Enjoy data offers on MTN Deal zone, Dial *131*1#” and when you do so, you are directed to the main MTN data bundle offers that give you 1GB for N1000, 1.5GB for N1,200 and so on.

How To Check Sim Eligibility for the MTN 4GB for N1000
To check if your MTN Sim card is eligible, just dial *559*65#

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Saturday, 21 December 2019

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta opens up on Mesut Ozil’s future ahead of January transfer window


The new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called Mesut Ozil a ‘massive player’ as the Spaniard prepares to attempt to turn the Gunners’ fortunes around this season. Ozil fell out of favour with previous boss Unai Emery, who was sacked three weeks ago by the club.

Ozil is yet to score and has only registered one assist in the Premier League this season and recent reports have suggested that the playmaker could be set for a move to Fenerbahce this January.

Arteta is expected to come in and steady the ship for Arsenal, before trying his best to finish in the Champions League spots at the end of the season, although that now seems unlikely.

Ozil could play a huge part in that, but it all depends on whether he’s given the playing time by his new manager.

Arteta knows how influential Ozil can be when he ‘ticks’ from the time they shared as team-mates at Arsenal.

‘He’s a massive player for this football club. What I want is I want to understand how they’re feeling and what they need,’ Arteta said at his opening press conference as Arsenal boss.

‘You have to understand them because sometimes with conversations you get to understand a point.

‘When you understand them I can take the excuses out of them and focus on the things that are relevant and have an impact for the team on the pitch and off the pitch.

‘Of course he’s a massive player. I worked with him and I know when he ticks what he can bring to the team. My job is to get the best out of him, of course.’

‘If I wouldn’t feel ready and prepared for this I wouldn’t be sitting in this chair,’ he added.

‘The first priority is to change the energy. Last week I was here with Manchester City and I felt a little bit down.

‘I want to get everybody in the club with the same mindset. We have to build a culture that sustains the rest.

‘My job is to convince everybody that this is how we’re going to live. If you’re going to be part of this organisation it’s going to be this way.

‘We need the fans. We need to engage them, to transmit our behaviour and intention. That’s the only way they’ll give us a little bit and we’ll feel that connection.

‘When you’re outside this football club you look at it and think wow, this is massive.’

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

Arsene Wenger questions Arsenal board over recent signings and sends warning to Mikel Arteta


Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has suggested that Arsenal have moved away from the ‘special values’ he installed at the club and has criticised recent signings, warning Mikel Arteta that he must correct those two key areas when he takes over.

The Spanish coach, who is primed to leave Manchester City for the Emirates, walks into a club in chaos, with the Gunners having won just once in their last 14 outings in all competitions and sitting as close to the relegation zone as the top four.

While Wenger is supportive of the looming decision to bring in Arteta , he believes the inexperienced coach will need to be backed up by people who understand the club and has urged the board to improve their recruitment.



Speaking in Qatar, he told reporters: ‘He will have to get surrounded well, have a good environment at the club. I think the most important [thing], every club, and Arsenal especially, is built on special values and inside the club people have to take care of that. That is most important.

‘What makes the culture of a club great, is first the values of the club and you have to be faithful to that and continue to develop that. And he will have to be surrounded, if he comes in, to respect that.

‘The club just needs to make the right decisions. You have to understand first that a football club is built on values and on good players. And that’s what the club will have to do, is get these two together.’

Asked if he is saddened by the club’s current malaise, he continued: ‘Of course. I have given a big part of my life, 22 years in the career of a manager is not nothing you know – it’s 200 years in normal life.

‘I think when I left this club I wanted the club to have stability and let’s not forget we were 20 consecutive years in the top four. People speak a lot, but in 2016 – we are in 2019 now – we finished second.

‘When I left the club was in a very strong financial position and they bought many players in-between – they have not all worked out.

‘I believe that it’s not a question of time. The change can be very efficient very quickly, it’s just about the right decision-making and that’s all that it’s about in football, it’s about good players.

‘We speak about the success of Liverpool, of course they have a great manager, but you have to say as well that in the last three or four years, they bought the right players.’
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Ozil deleted from China's FIFA & Pro Evolution Soccer



The saga involving Mesut Ozil and the country of China continues to roll on, with the Arsenal man now having been removed from the Chinese versions of popular football video game franchises FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer.

The Gunners playmaker has found himself at the centre of diplomatic controversy following comments he made online in December, which prompted a number of responses, from both within China and outside the country.

And the latest development has seen his likeness withdrawn from the esports realm.

The decision to delete Ozil from the games comes in the wake of a social media post made by the former Germany international in which he called out China for their alleged persecution of Uighur Muslims in the north-western region of the country.

It has been reported that huge numbers of the ethnic minority have been placed in detainment camps, with Ozil using his online presence to highlight those reports.

He said: “East Turkistan, the bleeding wound of the Ummah, resisting against the persecutors trying to separate them from their religion. They burn their Qurans. They shut down their mosques. They ban their schools. They kill their holy men.

“The men are forced into camps and their families are forced to live with Chinese men. The women are forced to marry Chinese men.

“But Muslims are silent. They won’t make a noise. They have abandoned them. Don’t they know that giving consent for persecution is persecution itself?”



NtEase, the company that promotes Pro Evolution Soccer in China, chose to remove Ozil from their franchise as his comments on the plight of Uighur Muslims “hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and violated the sport's spirit of love and peace,” adding: “We do not understand, accept or forgive this!”

Arsenal, who have business interests in Eastern Asia, moved quickly to distance themselves from Ozil's comments, releasing a statement of their own via Weibo (a popular Chinese social media platform) stating that their player's views do not represent those of the club.

A spokesman for China's foreign ministry, Geng Shuang, also replied to the 31-year-old, stating: “I don’t know if Mr Ozil has ever been to Xinjiang personally but he’s been completely deceived by fake news and false statements have influenced his judgement.

“We also welcome Mr Ozil to come to Xinjiang if he has the chance, to take a walk and look around, as long as he has a conscience, is able to distinguish right from wrong and uphold the principles of objectivity and fairness, he will see a different Xinjiang.”

No. Arsenal fans outside of the world's most populous country will be glad to know that the star playmaker will remain in their games, both in the Arsenal squad for online and offline modes, and available to pull in packs in FIFA's popular 'Ultimate Team' mode.

The only other player to have been removed from either game – at least temporarily – is Marco van Basten, who came under fire for ill-judged comments made on air during a punditry stint on Dutch television.


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Takumi Minamino Reveals Major Ambitions After Completing Liverpool Transfer


Takumi Minamino joins Liverpool from RB Salzburg and he has already set sight for silverwares targeting premier league and the champions league trophy.

He said, ‘from those games I learned this team has such a high level of technique and intensity.’

‘Their football is of such a high level and I did feel that they were the champions of the Champions League.

‘Feeling that, it makes me feel even happier that I can play in this team. I’m really happy to be part of that team.

‘My target is to win the Premier League and the Champions League, and to make good contributions to the team.’

‘It has been a dream, my dream to become a Liverpool player. And I’m so excited that the moment has come true,’ Minamino continued.

‘To play in the Premier League was one of my targets. I think this is the top-class league in the world; I was thinking if my career as a footballer progressed smoothly, someday I would be able to play in the Premier League.

‘But I never thought I would be able to play in this team and I’m really happy about it. I’m looking forward to it.’

Minamino will officially join the Reds on January 1 and probably making his debut just four days later against Everton in the FA Cup.
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EFL Cup semi-finals: City face Utd in Manchester Derby, Leicester draw Villa



The Carabao Cup semi-final draw took place on Wednesday evening with Manchester United drawn against rivals Manchester City in the final four.

Defending champions Manchester City will take on local rivals Manchester United in what happens to be a derby in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The other last-four clash is also a derby, with Leicester taking on Midlands rivals Aston Villa.

Leicester City will take on Aston Villa with the ties to be played over two legs in the weeks commencing 6 and 27 January.



Manchester United and Leicester will be at home in their first legs.



Carabao Cup semi-final draw in full:



Manchester United vs Manchester City, Leicester vs Aston Villa

Carabao Cup semi-final first legs are scheduled to be played the week of January 6.

The second legs are due to be played on the week beginning January 27.

The final of the Carabao Cup takes place on February 24.


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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Youthful Liverpool Team Beaten 5-0 By Aston Villa in The Carabao Cup Quarter-final



A youthful Liverpool team were beaten 5-0 by Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Tuesday evening.

What was comfortably Liverpool’s youngest ever team gave a superb account of themselves at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

Despite the 5-0 scoreline - four of the goals coming in the first half - and the fact the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Aston Villa, the young players did more than anyone could have even expected of them.


Performances from players all over the pitch, including 16-year-old Harvey Elliott and 17-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever, were simply excellent.



The result was not at all a fair reflection of the game and in reality a senior Premier League side stocked with fully fledged international players was the only real difference between the teams.


But this was no embarrassment for Liverpool whose Academy players worked tirelessly to create chances and press the home side at every opportunity only to unfortunately find no reward for their efforts.



And this was in no way Aston Villa’s fault, simply beating the team put in front of them to advance into the semi-finals.


It was the 193rd meeting between Liverpool and Aston Villa with the first contest between the two clubs taking place back in 1894.





Despite the amount of matches played between two of the oldest clubs in English football, they have only met twice in the League Cup and given what happened here Liverpool will rightly have no time for the competition.



There was, before this match took place, an impasse over the fixture congestion Liverpool were faced with as Jurgen Klopp’s men had to play both the quarter-final and in the Club World Cup inside 24 hours, which ended up forcing the club’s hand with this team selection.

The Reds and the English Football League originally believed it could be resolved by moving this Carabao Cup tie to January 8.



Make no mistake, FIFA’s Club World Cup is not the problem as Chelsea and Manchester United competed in the competition in 2012 and 2008 respectively while still involved in the League Cup and Champions League without running into the sort of fixture pile-up Liverpool were faced with.



What was different here though was the fact the League Cup quarter-finals are now closer to Christmas, as they have been for the last few seasons, and this was the first time an English team had been involved since 2012 in the Club World Cup.



Delaying the Carabao Cup tie until January 8 was naturally Liverpool’s preferred option at the outset but they conceded to the Carabao Cup organisers in order that the competition was not compromised.

Instead it ended up with the organisers decision compromising Liverpool’s youth players as the boys took on a near impossible task of trying to defeat a strong Premier League team who spent more than £100 million on players in the summer and eased off in the second half.

Despite this though, and while they might not all have careers at Anfield, this will be a night every single Liverpool player will always look back on with pride no matter what they go on to achieve.


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Monday, 16 December 2019

Champions League last-16 draw: Manchester City draw Real Madrid, Chelsea face Bayern Munich





Manchester City have drawn Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Chelsea will face Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final.

Defending champions Liverpool have been drawn to face Atletico Madrid, while Tottenham will face RB Leipzig in the first knockout round.

Pep Guardiola will return to Spain for City's first leg against Real Madrid, with the Premier League side having home advantage in the second leg.

Fabinho holds the Champions League trophy aloft at the Wanda Metripolitano stadium in Madrid on June 1.

Liverpool return to the Wanda Metripolitano, where they won last season's final, to face Atletico

Liverpool also have the advantage of having their second leg against Atletico at Anfield, with the first tie being played at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Jurgen Klopp's side beat Tottenham to win last season's final in June.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham will be away from home in their second legs.

Chelsea's only Champions League title came against Bayern when they prevailed 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in 2012.

Five-time winners Barcelona take on Napoli, Borussia Dortmund will play Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A champions Juventus face Lyon.

Italian club Atalanta, who qualified for the competition for the first time, will take on former finalists Valencia.


Last-16 draw in full


Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain (first leg Feb 18, second leg March 11)

Real Madrid vs Manchester City (first leg Feb 26, second leg March 17)

Atalanta vs Valencia (first leg Feb 19, second leg March 10)

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool (first leg Feb 18, second leg March 11)

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich (first leg Feb 25, second leg March 18)

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig (first leg Feb 19, second leg March 10)

Napoli vs Barcelona (first leg Feb 25, second leg March 18.

Lyon vs Juventus (first leg Feb 18, second leg March 11)



Champions League knockout stage - dates


February 18/19 & 25/26: Round of 16 - first leg

March 10/11 & 17/18: Round of 16 - second leg

April 7/8: Quarter-finals - first leg

April 14/15: Quarter-finals - second leg

April 28/29: Semi-finals - first leg

May 5/6: Semi-finals - second leg

May 30: Final, Istanbul





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Europa League Last 32 draw: Manchester United up against Club Brugge while Arsenal face Olympiakos



The Europa League Last 32 fixtures have been drawn

Manchester United, who won the competition under Jose Mourinho in 2017, travel to Bruges for the first leg on February 20 before returning to Old Trafford a week later.

EUROPA LEAGUE LAST 32 FIXTURES:


AZ vs LASK

Brugge vs Manchester United

Ludogorets vs Inter

Frankfurt vs Salzburg

Shakhtar vs Benfica

Wolfsburg vs Malmo

Roma vs Gent

Rangers vs Braga

Wolves vs Espanyol

Sporting vs Basaksehir

Getafe vs Ajax

Leverkusen vs Porto

Copenhagen vs Celtic

Apoel vs Basel

Cluj vs Sevilla

Olympiakos vs Arsenal



Ajax were drawn with Spanish outfit Getafe following their surprise exit from the group stage of the Champions League, while Serie A leaders Inter Milan travel to Ludogorets.




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Friday, 13 December 2019

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: GROUP STAGE TOP GOAL SCORERS


The group stage of this season’s Champions League was concluded on Wednesday.

This year has been the highest-scoring ever, with 308 goals scored.

The previous record was 306 set in the 2017/2018 campaign.

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, leads the chart with 10 goals.

Haaland netted eight times for Salzburg, before they dropped out of the competition.

Top Scorers in the UEFA Champions League:

1 Lewandowski (Bayern München) – 10 goals

2 Haaland (FC Salzburg) – 8 goals

3 Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb) – 7 goals

4 Kane (Tottenham), Omrani (SCS CFR 1907 Cluj) – 6 goals

5 Depay (Lyon), El-Arabi (Olympiakos CFP), Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain), Konradsen (Rosenborg), Martínez (Inter Milan), Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Mertens (Napoli), Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb), Petković (Dinamo Zagreb), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Sterling (Manchester City), Søderlund (Rosenborg) – 5 goals
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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

UNBELIEVABLE! Nigerian Footballer Sacked From His Club For Impregnating The Club's President Daughter



A Nigerian player has been fired by a club in Slovenia for impregnating the daughter of the president of the second division outfit after just six months with the side.

The player, whose name has been withheld, said he was fired for 'gross misconduct and indiscipline' over the pregnancy which he has claimed full responsibility.

Four Nigerians are registered with second-tier clubs in Slovenia with Bede Osuji, Temitope Nelson, Gerald Chiyoke and Sulaiman Adedoja playing in that league but it is uncertain which of them is involved in the pregnancy issue.

The player, who fears public backlash over the situation, has returned to Nigeria after his ordeal and he is worried over the girlfriend and her pregnancy.

The player is considering FIFA action against the club following the decision to sack him over reasons he feels are unjustified after joining the club just in May.

"I signed a three year deal with the option of another year but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend who happens to be the daughter of the president said she was pregnant for me", he said.

"The club got to know about it and summoned me for a meeting. I got there and admitted that I am responsible for the pregnancy and I was told to stay at home and not to be seen around the club premises until I am instructed to return.

The Nigerian player says he is considering legal action at FIFA over the claims of the club that he went beyond the boundary set for players of the club
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Man Kills Neighbour For Always Asking Him "When Are You Getting Married?"


When you are old enough or maybe already getting too old to get married, one of the most annoying questions you will face is, “When are you getting married?”.

You usually hear this question coming from your family members and/or acquaintances, and although sometimes it’s too frustrating, you cannot do anything about it except coming up with an answer or just sigh away and move on.

But a 28-year-old man in Indonesia has taken it too far and murdered his pregnant neighbor after he was offended by her repeated inquiry about his singlehood, according to media reports.

The shocking incident took place in Kampung Pasir Jonge on January 19. The victim was identified as 32-year-old Aisyah.

According to reports, while visiting Faiz Nurdin that day at his house, Aisyah had asked him to get married as soon as possible as others were already married, a police spokesperson quoted the perpetrator as saying.

The spokesperson said Faiz also felt offended when she asked him, “Why aren’t you getting married yet?”

Later in the day, according to reports, an insulted Faiz went to Aisyah’s home and strangled her to death with his bare hands in her bedroom. She had bitten his fingers while trying to defend herself, police said.

After murdering her, Faiz fled to Jakarta’s Kalideres after stealing her smartphone and money amounting to RM230 [around $59].

However, authorities caught him during a raid, in the process of which he was shot in the leg. Police also seized a motorcycle along with Faiz’s other belongings.

Media reports said the man would face life imprisonment if proven guilty.

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Arsene Wenger reveals the moment he realised his grip on Arsenal had “slipped away”


Arsene Wenger reveals the moment he realised his grip on Arsenal had “slipped away”

The legendary manager left the club in 2018 after 22 years in charge.

The Frenchman who arrived in England in 1996 and led the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

In an interview with So Foot (via The Sun), Wenger explained the extent to which the size of Arsenal had increased in the 12-years he served as manager.

He said: “These days, the size of the clubs sometimes stops them from keeping the culture of performance.

“When I arrived at Arsenal, we were 80 people.
“When I left, there were 750, and when there’s 750 people in one organisation, each one thinks about saving themselves rather than improving.

“I think there’s a degree of reflection for me: how do you keep that desire to perform? Up to about 150 people, I think you can stay human.

“You know the name of the wife, of the kid of such and such
“My regret at Arsenal is to have gone from human size to inhuman, with a larger administrative weight. Everything accelerated.

“Ten years ago, you’d see a guy who was good, you’d get him in, give him a tracksuit and he’d be a part of the team.

“That’s long gone. Now, if you want a new physio, you go through 300 applications. That’s how, at Arsenal, bit by bit, I felt the club slip away from me.”

Wenger endured an acrimonious period towards the end of his tenure in north London. Banners and protests were rife as Arsenal failed to reach the heights of Wenger’s first decade in charge.

The ex-boss recently accepted a role as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development.
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

CARLO ANCELOTTI SACKED BY NAPOLI DESPITE QUALIFYING FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE KNOCKOUT STAGE



Napoli have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti just hours after he helped the Serie A side seal qualification for the Champions League knockout phase.



"Napoli has decided to revoke the role of first-team manager Carlo Ancelotti," a club statement read.



"The friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the club, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact."

Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk.

Tuesday’s win over Genk, which saw Napoli finish second in Group E, one point behind Liverpool, broke a nine-match winless run that came amid dressing room unrest and friction between the club, Ancelotti and the players.

They sit seventh in the Italian top flight on 21 points, a whopping 17 points behind league leaders Inter Milan and more worryingly eight behind fourth-placed Cagliari, who hold the final spot for next season’s Champions League.



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Sunday, 8 December 2019

UPDATE: GET YOUR TIN NUMBER USING THIS METHOD


If you are a Nigerian working in a private sector, or a self employed individual, its important for you to know that you should obtain your TIN number to prevent being suspended from Banking Services

The TIN number will serve as an enforced initiative assigned to both individuals and companies to be pointed out as Registered Tax Payers in Nigeria. Companies will be able to use this measure to verify their employees and those they do business with.

The Joint Tax board (JTB) in Nigeria has made the process of getting your TIN number very easy and please be mindful that the process is entirely free. With your TIN number, the Taxes you pay will be fully accounted for and there will be no need to Multiple Taxation Costs to you.

Follow the steps below:

PLEASE NOTE THAT

You can obtain at any tax office close to you. Thereafter, the submitted form will be verified and the TIN number issued.
Procedures for doing this are as follows:

1. Filling of the compulsory sections on the form marked by an asterisks (*);
2. The characters of the name as well as address filled on the form(including symbols and letters) must not exceed 200;
3. Having an active and unique email address to be used in the application process;
4. Enter eleven digits for mobile phone number (e.g. 08033333333).

A self-employed individual whose enterprise is not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) will need to do the following:

A duly completed TIN application form
A current and valid identification document (such as international passport, National Drivers’ License, National Identity Card, Staff Identity Card)

Then for an Enterprise, Company or Business registered with the CAC seeking TIN number are:

A duly completed TIN application form
Business name registration certificate (for Enterprise or Business) or Certificate of incorporation (for Companies) showing the registration number in either case
Documents showing the following information
Principal location of the business
The date of commencement of the business
The current address of the business
After going through any of the steps explained above, you will proceed to the Tax office to update your records. Do note that you will need your email address and phone number to complete your registration(the same as previously used).

You can still do this at the Tax office.
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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Anthony Joshua regains heavyweight titles with classy points win over Andy Ruiz Jr





Britain's Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June.
The Clash on the Dunes in Diriyah was for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles and Joshua dictated the pace from the start with a measured approach that showed he had learned from the mistakes of the past.
Going into the 12th and final round, Ruiz needed a knockout to pull off another upset but it never came.
The judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 to the 30-year-old Briton.
"It was his night, man," said Ruiz as his six-month reign came to an end, calling also for a third encounter that Joshua seemed to welcome.

"If you heard, we're going to do it a third," said the taller and more athletic Briton.
Joshua described that shock defeat, to a flabby-looking opponent drafted in as a late replacement, as no more than a 'minor setback' and he was happy to make light of it again in victory.
"Man, the first time was so nice, I had to do it twice," he told the crowd.
"I'm used to knocking guys out but last time I realised 'hang on a minute, I hurt the man and I got caught coming in'.
"I gave the man his credit. I said to myself I'm going to correct myself and come again.


Another loss in the early hours of Sunday would have sent the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champion's career into freefall, with some saying already after the last fight that the Briton was finished.
He had shown with his preparations, however, that he meant business — stepping into the ring lighter than ever and giving away more than three stones to Ruiz who had weighed in considerably heavier than in their first showdown.
"You know the saying 'Stay hungry, stay humble'," said Joshua. "I'm humble in defeat and I'm going to remain humble in victory."
Ruiz said he would do it differently next time.
"I think I didn't prepare it how I should have. I gained too much weight but I don't want to give no excuses. He won, he boxed me around. If we do the third, I'm going to get in the best shape of my life."

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