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Read How Real Madrid Squad Rejected Jose Mourinho’s Return To The Club

Roman Calderon says “dressing room leaders” at Real Madrid rejected Jose Mourinho’s return to the Bernabeu in favour of Zinedine Zidane.
The Frenchman returns to the club to replace the sacked Santiago Solari – just nine months after leaving having led the club to three successive Champions League titles.
However, former Real president Calderon had previously suggested Mourinho was the club’s top target but he now says key dressing room leaders rejected that proposal.
Mourinho, who left Real in 2013, also appeared to be a popular choice among fans, who were chanting his name after the 4-1 Champions League defeat by Ajax.
But speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Calderon said:
“The dressing room leaders pushed to reject the possibility of Jose Mourinho.
“He left [Real Madrid] a lot of problems and I think he would have been another problem to the ones we already have if he had come.
“I think Jose Mourinho would have been a step backwards, there was a lot of problems and controversy when he was here.
“He is a good coach with a lot of trophies but many of the leaders in the dressing room didn’t like him and I think that was important in the decision-making.”



Musa, Ighalo Score As Our Super Eagles Wins Seychelles 3 – 0

Nigeria got their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign back on track after condemning Seychelles to a defeat at Stade Linite on Saturday.
Goals from Ahmed Musa, Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo saw the Super Eagles pick up their first win of the qualifiers, with debutant Samuel Kalu causing havoc to the Pirates defence.
Musa and Awaziem handed the visitors a two-goal advantage in the first-half and Ighalo added the third from the spot after one of Kalu’s numerous teasing runs was halted in the box.
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WORLD CUP 2018: Psychic pig who predicted Trump’s victory picks Nigeria & Argentina for semi-final

The psychic pig Mystic Marcus that predicted President Donald Trump’s victory has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup. 
The psychic pig has a history of sniffing out winners – and is hoping to continue his unbroken record for this summer’s World Cup.
Mystic Marcus has a 100 per cent track record of predicting sports results according to his owner Juliette Stevens.
The black micro pig had previously guessed the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples.
With bad news for England fans, Mystic Marcus expects Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay to make it through.
Farmer and micro pig breeder Juliette from Heage, Derbyshire, said: ‘Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers so maybe that’s where it comes from.
 ‘A few years ago I was invited on a radio show because of Paul the octopus predicting results and they wanted to see if I had any animals that had the ability.
 ‘I hadn’t tried the seventh child theory out so thought I’d give it a go.
‘They used apples and oranges and Marcus predicted the football results, it was amazing."
Juliette, 50, said after that first result they changed the method to make it more scientific.
Now Mystic Marcus, who has about 30 children and grandchildren, will pick from apples of a similar size and colour to make it as fair as possible.
The apples will include markers – such as pictures or flags – and Marcus will gobble down the winner.

2018 World Cup: Super Eagles win world best fashion team award & world best jersey

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been rated as “team with the best travelling uniform.”
The rating which was carried out in Russia by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), pegged the Nigerian team at No 1.
The rating comes days after a world fashion magazine GQ rated Nigerian Super Eagles jersey as the best for the 2018 World Cup.
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What Cristiano Ronaldo Did A Day Before Scoring Incredible Bicycle Kick Goal. || See Photos

Cristiano Ronaldo has been trending online following his second goal for the Real Madrid in their 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory at Juventus – which was one of the great strikes.
The 33-year-old Portuguese rising almost unnaturally high before acrobatically firing the ball into the corner of the net with an incredible bicycle kick.
Seconds after the ball hit the net, the Juvetus fans followed Zidane’s lead, rising to applaud the man who has, in all likelihood, ended their interest in the Champions League for this season.
This is the first time the current World best player has scored a bicycle kick goal.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo had practised his overhead kick in training at Juventus Stadium the day before executing it in the game as seen in the pictures below.-
Repetitive, meticulous perfection is always the order of the day for the Portuguese, and such a stunning goal was not a matter of luck.




Meet The Physically Challenged Nigerian Girl Representing America In Athletics. || See Photos

Beautiful Femita Ayanbeku who originally hails from the South-western part of Nigeria has refused to allow her physical disability limit her in life.
Femita Ayanbeku from Osun State wasn’t a born amputee. At the age of 11, she was involved in a car accident which almost cost her her life.
She survived the accident but lost one of her legs. Femita forged ahead in life despite her status and became the U.S national 100m champion in June, 2016.
She is also a motivational speaker who has been using her story to encourage people going through difficult times in life.
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The FIFA World Cup Trophy Would Be Live In Lagos And Abuja, Brought To You By Cocacola

Yay! The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will be in Nigeria and it will be visiting two major locations; Abuja stand up, Lagos Stand Up.
Coca-Cola has made this possible but do you know all the activities that you can plug into when the Trophy arrives? Now, make sure you do not miss out on the fun as it happens.
First, you need a World Cup Trophy Tour Ticket. Follow @cocacola_ng, join in the conversations online, participate in the quiz; that are usually easy to answer and win a ticket.
With the FIFA World Cup, there are tons of other activities planned.
There will be musical performances from the hottest musicians, hangouts with celebrities, fun games and opportunities to win cool Coca-Cola gifts.
It promises to be loads of fun. The event will happen on the 8 th and 10 th of March in Abuja at the old parade ground and Lagos at Tafawa Balewa Square respectively.
The official FIFA Mascot for Russia 2018 would also be in Nigeria and would be seen around malls and popular places. Be on the watch out and get your selfie game ready to take pictures with the mascot.
Join the conversations online using the hashtag #SeeTheTrophyNG and #ReadyFor



Governor Wike Of Rivers State Finalizes Plans With Real Madrid For Football Academy In Rivers. See Photos

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike met with Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night to finalise the setting up of a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in Rivers State.
The governor also met with the leadership of the Real Madrid Foundation as part of the requirements to establish a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in the state.
Officials of the Real Madrid Foundation were led Managing Director, Julio Gonzalez and International Area Manager, Rosa Roncal Gimenez.
The meeting which held behind closed doors at the Real Madrid Foundation Office at the Santiago Bernabéu witnessed both parties concluding discussions on the areas of partnership.



“I already made up a billion dollars" >>> Boxer Floyd Mayweather speaks

Boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather says he’s officially a member of the billionaire’s club despite the fact he never cashed his TWO biggest fight checks.
The boxing superstar was leaving Warwick nightclub in L.A, when he started talking about his bank account.
“I already made up a billion dollars,” Floyd told TMZ … “That was easy!”
Before the McGregor fight, Forbes reported Mayweather had racked up slightly more than $700 MILLION in career boxing earnings.
And with a reported $300 to $400 mil payday for beating up Conor, it would definitely put Floyd over the top. Funny part is, Floyd says the McGregor fight check (and the Pacquiao check) haven’t even been cashed yet.
“We got a lot of problems,” Mayweather tells TMZ Sports … “Money ain’t one of our problems.”



Finally!! Arsenal Ready To Launch Monstrous £120m Bid For World Class Forward

Arsenal are preparing to launch a £120 million bid for AS Monaco forward, Kylian Mbappe according to reports.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the youngster with reports that Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of Mbappe’s abilities and even visited the striker’s house last summer in a bid to convince him to join Arsenal which the youngster turned down to help Monaco to a successful outing in the Ligue 1 and Champions League.
Reports in French outlet, L’Equipe claim that Arsene Wenger has okayed an improved £120 million for Mbappe, having failed in their initial bid of £87million for the youngster.
This might come as good news for Arsenal faithfuls who had criticised the transfer efforts of their manager, Arsene Wenger in the last decade and even protested against his decision to renew his contract at the club. But there are strong indications that the Arsenal board has charged Wenger to re-invent himself and by so doing given him a sizeable transfer kitty to bring in players to bolster their squad next season.
Arsenal will have to beat the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United to the signing of Mbappe, with reports that the two clubs have also made intensive efforts to lure the youngsters to their respective clubs.



Here are the 5 records Cristiano Ronaldo broke during last night's Champions League final victory against Juventus

Already, Cristiano Ronaldo's name is written into just about every football record book there is but last night he added more to the growing list with Real Madrid's victory against Juventus.

1. He became the first player to score in three Champions League finals

2. He beat Lionel Messi to finish as the top scorer in this season's Champions League. He has now been top scorer in more Champions League campaigns than anyone else

3. He scored the 600th goal of his career (for club and country combined). He also scored Real Madrid's 500th Champions league goal.

4. He became the 20th player in history to win four or more European Cups

5. Ronaldo drew level with Raul on 144 Champions League appearances, putting him joint fourth on the all-time list

36yr old Patrice Evra says he can't retire from the game yet because he has 24 siblings to take care of

At 36yrs old, old warhorse, Patrice Evra is not thinking about retirement, far from it. He is still putting in five-star displays for Marseille in the French League and he has revealed why he won't hang up his boots just yet. Speaking after Michael Carrick's testimonial game, the Frenchman said: 'I hope he will play for many years, he has to keep playing like me. I am still playing because I still have 24 brothers and sisters to feed so I can’t stop, I have to run.' 

'Michael Carrick is still an important player for Manchester United and I remember this year always when he was playing the result was always positive.'
Long-serving midfielder, Michael Carrick has spent 11 years at Old Trafford and in his honour, the club organised a testimonial game that was graced by former teammates and other football greats. 




"Our ambition is to win the Premier League and Arsène is the best person to help us" >>>Arsenal

Dear Arsenal fans, it is official Wenger is going no where! Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger have agreed on a two-year extension to his contract as manager. Announcing the news, the club's majority owner Stan Kroenke said:

“Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved. Arsène is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.” 
Arsène and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have conducted a full review of the team's on and off the pitch activities to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge. 

Wenger who lifted the FA Cup for a record-breaking seventh time on Saturday, said: “I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement. We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere. This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season. I am grateful to have the support of the board and Stan in doing everything we can to win more trophies. It’s what we all want and I know it’s what our fans around the world demand.” 

Ivan said: “There is no complacency anywhere at this club. Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe. Everything we do is designed to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season. The club has grown beyond recognition in every aspect in recent years and we have the platform to be successful and meet the ambitions we and our fans share.” 



Arsene Wenger becomes the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup as Arsenal defeats Chelsea

Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 13th time in a thrilling final by defeating 10-man Chelsea Saturday evening. The result means Arsene Wenger is now the most successful manager in the competition's history with seven victories.
The Gunners took the lead in the fifth minute through Alexis Sanchez, but the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey, who was stood in an offside position.

Ramsey did not touch the ball, allowing Sanchez to run through and slot in. And as expected, Arsenal fans are already on social media tweeting with the hashtag #WengerIn



[FA CUP FINAL] ARSENAL emerges winner by defeating Chelsea with 2:1 making them 14 times Fa winners.

Arsenal fans must be overwhelm today as their dream team has beaten Chelsea with 2 goals to 1 making them the winner of FA CUP for the 14 times and 7 times under Arsene Winger. It was unfortunate for Chelsea and disadvantage to them when one of their key player Victor Moses was given red card during the match.

Congratulations to Arsenal!!!

Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez mammoth £270K a week deal

The contract standoff between Arsenal and star player, Alexis Sanchez has taken a new twist as the club has offered the influential attacker a huge £270K a week deal in a desperate bid to retain his services. The club failed to qualify for the Champions league and star players could be tempted to move to greener pastures. Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are among clubs interested in signing the Chilean should he decide to leave the Gunners.