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Atletico Madrid Star Joao Felix in awe of Chelsea team

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has revealed that he likes to watch Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount play. claiming he knew all about the England international’s talents before he even made the first-team breakthrough at Stamford Bridge. Felix, who has been tipped to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo as the king of Portuguese football, is no doubt, well-quipped to follow in his mentor’s footsteps owing to his blistering form in the colours of Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese sensation signed a seven-year contract with Atletico Madrid in 2019 for a transfer fee of   £113 million -the fourth highest sum ever paid in football and Benfica’s biggest transfer also Atlético’s most expensive signing ever.   However, the 21-year-old, who has notched up nine goals in 27 games in all competition this season, declared his admiration for Mount ahead of the Roji Blancos Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday. He said: “I like the way he [Mount] plays, the way he likes to drag the ball, the
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Ibrahimovic rubbed me of my space at Man Utd - Lingard

Manchester United on loan player Jesse Lingard has described Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a perfect example of a winner but rubbed him of his space in the team.   He stressed that players like Zlatan are always appreciated by the former Manchester United's boss which made him rub many players off their playing time the and Lingard is also part of those that received the flair share of it. Jesse Lingard: "When Zlatan [Ibrahimović] came in he was the perfect example of wanting to win, José [Mourinho] as well, he wanted to win. It rubbed off on the likes of me and Marcus [Rashford], I can bring that experience to West Ham."  Mourinho preferred Ibrahimovic to Marcus Rashford and Jese Lingard because of his experience he has gotten from the start of his career. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was bought by the former coach of Manchester United Jose Mourinho to bolster his attack, the transfer which was tight as at that time as he helped the club to win a European Silverware in Europa League. Ling

History of Valentine's Day

  The history of Valentine’s Day—and the story of its patron saint—is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bis

Liverpool forward Salah wins PL goal of month award

  Mohamed Salah's sensational counter-attacking goal at West Ham United has been voted January 2021's Budweiser Goal of the Month. The Liverpool star finished off a sweeping move that started in their own box to set the champions on their way to a 3-1 win. "It was a team goal and it's a great feeling to score goals like that," says Salah, who wins the Budweiser award for the first time. "The most important thing is that we won the game. That's what makes it so special." The Egyptian now wants to bring more trophies to Anfield after becoming the first Liverpool player to win the award since Daniel Sturridge in August 2018. Also Read : EPL: Man City midfielder Ikay Gundogan wins player of the month award  https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2021/02/epl-man-city-midfielder-ikay-gundogan.html "I don't go into the season saying, 'OK, let's be top scorer, I don't care about the team,' " Salah says. "I'm trying to w

Pep Guardiola named PL manager of the month award

  Spaniard adds to Ilkay Gundogan's EA SPORTS award win after leading Man City to perfect January Pep Guardiola has made it an awards double for Manchester City after winning January's Barclays Manager of the Month award. The Spaniard adds to the EA SPORTS Player of the Month prize given to midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, after leading Man City to the top of the table with six wins from six in the league. Guardiola's men also secured nine victories in all competitions during January, the most by any club in a calendar month in English Football League history. "What this team achieved in January – winning all our games, despite all the restrictions we face – is remarkable,” Guardiola told Man City's official website. Also Read:   Liverpool forward Salah wins PL goal of month award   https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2021/02/liverpool-forward-salah-wins-pl-goal-of.html “This just shows how focused my players and staff are. They are incredible, and I am so proud to work

EPL: Man City midfielder Ikay Gundogan wins player of the month award

  The midfielder delivered a string of sensational league performances, scoring five times, including a goal at Chelsea and a wonderful double against West Brom. He was central to City’s perfect month, which saw us win all six of our Premier League games as we moved top of the table. City also won three cup matches in January, with our nine wins in all competitions the most by a team in the top four tiers of English football in a single month since the formation of the Football League in 1888. Gundogan, who many believe is in the form of his life, says winning every game last month is a hugely significant achievement and demonstrates the confidence running through the City squad. “The highlight of January was all month because we won all of our games,” he said. “I think it was the run and the feeling that I had inside of myself that you are so strong as a team at the moment and not just yourself. That is just an amazing feeling. Also Read: Pep Guardiola named PL manager of th

FA CUP draw: Manchecster city face Everton, as Man Utd host Leciester

  Everton are drawn against Premier League leaders Manchester City and Leicester City face Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Carlo Ancellotti’s men beat Tottenham 5-4 in a classic tie to reach the last eight. The match at the King Power Stadium sees the top-flight's third-placed side host the team in second. In the other ties, Championship side Bournemouth play Southampton in a south coast derby while Chelsea will host Sheffield United. On Thursday, Saints booked their place in the quarter-finals with an impressive 2-0 win at Wolves, while Chelsea edged out Championship side Barnsley 1-0. The ties are scheduled to take place over the weekend of 20 and 21 March. Also Read: FA Cup: Bernard's Extra time goal eliminate Spurs   https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2021/02/then-it-was-carlo-ancelottis-turn-to.html Full quarter-final draw: Everton v Manchester City Bournemouth v Southampton Leicester City v Manchester United Chelsea v Sheffield United

Former Lagos State Governor Dies at 91

  The Lagos State Government has announced the death of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande at the age of 91. This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through a series of tweet posts on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Sanwo-Olu, in his statement, pointed out that Jakande’s record of service as a journalist of repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for generations to come. The Governor in his statement said, ‘’With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande. ‘’Baba Jakande’s record of service as a journalist or repute and a leader of remarkable achievements as governor of Lagos State will remain indelible for gen

Oyo state Govt approves College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences in Iseyin

By Adigun Olayemi Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has declared that  College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences will open its campus in Iseyin this year. He made this known d uring the Presentation of Report by the Oyo State Negotiation Committee on Sole Ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso today. In the concluding part of his speech, the governor expresses his readiness to kick start college of Agriculture and Natural Science in Iseyin this year. He also pledged to convert the institution to a conventional university with courses like law, accounting others to be taught. Also Read:   Seyi Makinde set to convert LAUTECH to a conventional Institution     https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2021/02/seyi-makinde-set-to-convert-lautech-to.html ''Conclusively, let me talk about a related announcement we made last week. You will recall I promised that we would announce the creation of a higher institution in Iseyin. Well, we have decided that the College of Agricult

Seyi Makinde set to convert LAUTECH to a conventional Institution

  By Adigun Olayemi Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has vowed to convert LAUTECH to a conventional university whereby other courses like law and others will be taught.  In his speech, he also said the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences will be in Iseyin, Oyo state, he made this known today during the Presentation of the Report by the Oyo State Negotiation Committee on Sole Ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. It will be recalled that Ladoke Akintola University was formerly joint-owned by Oyo state and Osun State but now totally owned by Oyo State thanks to effort made by the present administration led by Engr. Seyi Makinde. His Speech reads thus; When we inaugurated this committee on November 27, 2019, we gave the members a clear mandate, secure a divorce from Osun State in a manner of speaking and get Oyo State sole ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. Today, I am happy to officially receive your r