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Akwa Ibom Stadium To Host CAF Champions League Final

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has confirmed that Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo will host the 2022 CAF Champions League final scheduled for Sunday, May 29.

CAF officials had visited the Akwa Ibom stadium over four weeks ago to inspect the state of the sporting facilities according to the Senior Special Assistant on Sports to Akwa Ibom State Governor, Paul Bassey.

Aside the stadium, the delegation also inspected the Victor Attah International Airport, Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort and Ibom Specialist Hospital among others in line with CAF standard for host city.

Al Ahly of Egypt that have won a record 10 Champions League titles will face ES Setif of Algeria in the semi-final.

The Egyptian giant will be hoping to reach their 3rd consecutive finals, having won the last two finals.

In another semi-final game, Petro Atletico of Angola will lock horns with Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.

This is the third time the CAF Champions finals will be played in a single final format as opposed to a two-legged fixtures format, which was being used in the competition since 1966.

Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt hosted the 2020 final, while the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca, Morocco, hosted the 2021 final.

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Prize Money For Bayern Munich, PSG Revealed

UEFA will pay Bayern Munich €19million for winning this year’s Champions League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

The Europe top football governing body will also pay PSG €15million for losing the Champions League final to Bayern, Express UK reports.

Bayern defeated the French Ligue 1 champions 1-0 on Sunday night in Lisbon, Portugal, to lift their sixth Champions League trophy, thanks to Kingsley Coman’s header goal in the second half of the encounter.

Below is the full prize money breakdown for the 2019/20 Champions League:

Base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
Group match victory: €2,700,000
Group match draw: €900,000
Round of 16: €9,500,000
Quarter-finals: €10,500,000
Semi-finals: €12,000,000
Losing finalist: €15,000,000
Winning the Final: €19,000,000

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Man United Boss Solskjaer Speaks On Bayern’s 8 – 2 Demolition Of Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hailed Bayern Munich following their emphatic victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.

The Bundesliga champions thrashed Lionel Messi and co 8-2 on Friday night to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

Solskjaer himself will lead his team out in the Europa League last four against Sevilla.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Norwegian was asked about Barca’s humiliation in Lisbon.

“Yeah, we watched it. Bayern Munich are setting the standard at the moment. The new coach came in and they have been brilliant.

“It was a top, top class performance by a top team,” Solskjaer said.

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TRANSFER LATEST!! Ighalo Takes BIG Decision On Leaving Man Utd For PSG

Odion Ighalo is not interested in leaving Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain, according to MEN Sport.

United are understood to have no intention of cutting his loan spell short, and the player himself has insisted there is “no truth at all” behind the speculations.

Reports in France initially suggested the Ligue 1 champions were looking to snap up Ighalo, as replacement for Edinson Cavani who leaves as a free agent.

Ighalo only extended his loan spell with the Red Devils until the end of January next year. And any summer departure would require the mutual termination of his current deal.

The Nigerian striker has netted five goals in 18 appearances since moving to Old Trafford in January 2020 and is delighted to be representing his boyhood club.

He is part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for the Europa League semi-final against Sevilla on Sunday night.

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FIFA & Members Take New Stand On Swiss Probe (See Details)

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino enjoys the unconditional support of football associations around the world.

The General Secretary, Fatma Samoura, declared the body’s position in a statement.

In July, Swiss authorities confirmed that proceedings had been launched against Infantino.

A special prosecutor is looking into the president’s meetings with Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber.

Samoura, a Gambian, disclosed that she attended 25 virtual meetings in the last few days during which Infantino spoke to presidents of 180 national associations.

She noted that to hear all of them express total and unconditional support to the FIFA head “is certainly heart-warming.”

“There is clearly a strong feeling among FIFA member-associations that under President Infantino, FIFA is by far a more transparent, accountable and especially better-governed institution.”

Samoura stressed that the Swiss case was not considered a big issue among the associations.

The scribe said the general opinion was that “Infantino will come out stronger from this difficult moment.”

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Top 10 Richest Footballers in Nigeria 2020

Top ten #richest Nigerian #footballers 2020

Nigeria has produced a lot of talents in the game of soccer. A lot of them ply their trade in most prestigious clubs in the world. As you are aware, the game of football is the most watched game in the world, Football is no longer a sport for people with no future ambition. Nowadays, lots of sponsors, businessmen, and lovers of the game pumps millions of dollars into it for profit or simply for their personal satisfaction. This has elevated the status of footballers from uneducated people to some of the most celebrated humans on earth. Nigeria boasts of some of the richest football players in Africa and all of them do not hesitate in showing off their million-dollar assets. Welcome to Afro Page and thanks for watching. In this video we will be talking about the top ten most richest Nigerian footballers for 2020. Before then, support this channel by given this video a like, and also subscribe and click on the bell icon to get notified any time we upload a new video.

1. Odion Ighalo – Odion Jude Ighalo comes first on our list. born 16 June 1989 is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of the Chinese Super League. He is currently the highest paid Nigeria footballer and arguably the richest Nigerian footballers with an estimated net worth of $60 million.

2. John Mikel Obi – Mikel Obi, who began his football career in Nigeria, is Nigeria’s second richest footballer at the moment. With the net worth of $57 million, Mikel Obi is unarguably the second richest footballer of Nigerian descent.

3. Obafemi Martins – Obafemi Martins is a reputable footballer of Nigerian descent. At the young age of 16, he moved from Nigeria to Europe where he has played for a number of football clubs. Martins is reported with the estimated net worth of $40.

4. Victor Moses – Currently, Victor Moses’ net worth is estimated at around $35 million.

5. Alex Iwobi – Alex Iwobi. Alex iwobi is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and the Nigeria national team. His Net Worth is currently $32 million

6. Kelechi Iheanacho – He currently plays for the English premier league club Leicester city football club as a striker.

7. Ahmed Musa – Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian footballer of Hausa descent, who plays as a forward and left winger for Saudi Arabian team, Al-Nassr and the Nigeria national team.

8. Emmanuel Emenike – Emenike is a Nigerian international footballer, who last played as a striker for Belgium club westerlo, but he is currently unemployed. His current net worth is valued at $22 million, and sources have claimed that he is fond of appearing at grandiose parties alongside musicians and other Nigerian dignitaries.

9. Wilfred Ndidi – Wilfred Ndidi. Born, 16 December 1996, is Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for premier league club, Leicester city and the Nigeria national team.

10. Ogenyi Eddy Onazi – Onazi is a high profile Nigerian footballer, who plays as a centre midfielder, for Turkish club Denizlispor, and the Nigeria national football team, popularly known as, the super eagles of Nigeria.

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FOOTBALL LOVERS!! If Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Juventus, Which Club Should He Join?

 

Hi Guys!!

Christiano Ronaldo who many referred to has GOAT of football is moving closer to hanging his boots.

CR7 is well respected in the football world as a player who has gone around different clubs and won important trophies for them.

For every club he has played for, he is such an important player because he is very reliable in front of goals.

Having played in SportingManchester UnitedReal Madrid and JuventusCristiano Ronaldo will be looking forward to moving to another club after a successful Juventus spell.

Someone said, for CR7 to really test his greatness in football, he should move from Juventus to Crystal Palace and win a trophy for them😂

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Napoli President Calls For Barcelona Game To Be Shifted

Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has raised concerns about his club travelling to face Barcelona in the Champions League, amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Spain.

The match is scheduled for August 8 at the Camp Nou.

The first leg of the last-16 tie ended 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarter-finals in Lisbon, Portugal.

“I hear a lot of perplexity and fear coming from Spain and they’re acting like nothing is wrong,” De Laurentiis told reporters.

“What does it take to say, ‘Don’t go to Barcelona but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?’

“If they’ve decided to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16.

“I don’t understand why it should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.”

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TRANSFER LATEST!! Chelsea Submit Offer For Barcelona Goalkeeper, Ter Stegen

Chelsea have tabled an offer for Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to Cadena Ser.

Blues boss, Frank Lampard, is looking to address his goalkeeping issues this summer.

Chelsea are believed to be ready to cut their losses with Kepa Arrizabalaga, despite making him the most expensive goalkeeper in football history in August 2018.

The Stamford Bridge outfit paid £72million to Athletic Bilbao for Kepa, eclipsing the £67m Liverpool paid for Alisson Becker just a month prior.

Kepa signed a mammoth seven-year deal, but now fears he has played his final game for the club.

However, the Premier League side will face fierce competition from Bayern Munich, who are desperate to bring Ter Stegen back to his homeland, as a long term replacement for Manuel Neuer.

Other major European clubs are also keen and are monitoring the situation at the Nou Camp with Ter Stegen’s contract quickly running out.

The 28-year-old is yet to reach an agreement with Barca over an extension, although he is understood to be settled in Spain with his family.

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Rudiger Speaks On His Form Ahead Of Chelsea vs Arsenal Final

Antonio Rudiger says Chelsea have achieved their goals ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Arsenal but admits that he is not satisfied with his own standards on the pitch.

The Blues secured qualification for the Champions League with a win against Wolves on July 26 following a season disrupted by the global coronavirus pandemic.

However, they conceded 54 goals throughout the Premier League season – their worst total since Roman Abramovich took control at Stamford Bridge in 2003 – and are 3-0 down on aggregate in their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.

“For me personally, first of all I do not want to give any excuses,” Rudiger says.

“It has been a tough season with everything going on. Just in the performances, there were some good games and also bad games. It has been up and down.

“Me, personally with my season, I am not that happy. But at the end of the day as a collective, we achieved our goals and this is what matters. We still have two games to go and this is what I am focused on. Everything else I will analyse myself and go on to next season.

“If I reflect on the way we had to get to this final, it was tough. The season was tough for everyone. I had injuries, the coronavirus pandemic, it was really difficult. But we are there now and we want to do everything to win that trophy.”

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OFFICIAL!! Victor Osimhen Joins Napoli From Lille

The Nigerian international striker has joined the Serie A side on a big-money deal, having been linked with several top European clubs this summer

Napoli has confirmed the signing of Nigeria international forward Victor Osimhen from Lille.

The striker, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2019-20 season, moves to Naples in a deal reported to be worth €50 million (£45m/$59m).

Osimhen had been linked with several top European clubs following his impressive goalscoring season, including Arsenal and Liverpool, although he will appear in Serie A in the 2020-21 campaign.

The 10 times-capped Nigerian forward – who has scored four goals for his country – first moved to Europe in 2017 with Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, before moving to Charleroi in Belgium, initially on loan and then in a permanent transfer.

He was hugely impressive in Belgium as he managed 36 goals in 37 appearances, earning him a €14m (£13m/$17m) move to Ligue 1, where his impressive scoring form continued.

Osimhen will spearhead Napoli’s attack next season as they look to return to the Champions League having missed out this year. The Neapolitan side will finish only seventh in Serie A, although they have guaranteed qualification for the Europa League group stage by winning the Coppa Italia.

Big things are expected of the highly-rated 21-year-old, with Osimhen capable of making a similar impact at Napoli as Diego Maradona once did, according to the head of Nigerian football, Amaju Pinnick.

Pinnick told Radio Kiss Kiss last week: “I think Victor Osimhen is an excellent signing for Napoli. I’ve followed them from when they had Maradona. Naples is a proud city and also in football terms.

“Osimhen is a source of pride for African football. He’s someone who is disciplined but focused on objectives, and if he wants something, he knows how to get it. He made the right decision for his career. I already believe he’ll receive the right support from the club and its fans.

“Napoli are the right club for him to achieve important results, and Osimhen will always give his best. I’ll say it now: Victor will do everything possible to match and even break the records set by a legend like Maradona.

“I talked to Victor just a few minutes ago, he’s very excited about his new experience and new club. Napoli is a big name in world football. It’ll be a new challenge for him and he told me: ‘President, I’ll make Naples proud’.

“If he gets the right support, I guarantee he’ll stick to his word and make you all proud. Believe in him and he’ll help the team achieve their objectives. I’ll come to Naples next season to watch some of their games. Osimhen is young and could stay at Napoli for a long time.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Splashes £8.5m On The Bugatti Centodieci’ To Become One Of 10 Owners Of The Rare Supercar

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly bought The Bugatti Centodieci to celebrate Juventus’ ninth consecutive league title.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored 31 goals for Juventus in the league, splashed £8.5 million on the luxury car, according to Corriere della Sera.

The publication also said Ronaldo decided to splash the hefty amount on the expensive car to celebrate his club’s league title.

The supercar, one of only ten in the world, will be delivered to him by the end of the year with the vehicle described as officially purchased. With an 8 litre W16 engine and 1600 horsepower, the Centodieci can do 0-62mph in just 2.4 seconds – and reach a ridiculous top speed of 236 mph.

The expensive purchase comes days after it was revealed that the former Real Madrid striker had also bought a new £5.5m luxury yacht.

 

 

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Frank Lampard vs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – Who Had A Better Debut Season?

With the completion of English Premier League yesterday, we can all agree both Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done well in with there respective teams.

Frank Lambpard has established a young team with Chelsea playing attractive football and a team that can only get better and challenge for major throphies.

Chelsea finished 4th in EPL on the same points with Man Utd who finished 3rd with goal difference. Frank Lampard’s team are also in FA cup Finals, and for a debut saason we can say Lampard has done well.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has secured a Champions League spot for Manchester United after defeating Leicester on the final day of the Premier League season.

We can say a lot of people believed Man Utd won’t make it to the top 4 beacause of their inconsistency this season, but at the end they finished 3rd and also in the round of 16 in the Europa league. We can all agree Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done well with Manchester United being his official debut season.

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Between Frank Lampard And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Who Had A Better Debut Season?

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