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Covid-19: Ibrahimovic reacts to result after testing positive

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest player to have contacted covid-19.He said he has tested to covid today through his twitter account which he tagged a bad idea according to him."I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea" Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go on self isolation for two weeks before going for further screening.

Ronaldo To Snub Ballon D'or Ceremony, To Receive Award In Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo will again Snub the Balloon D'or Ceremony award in Paris, France on Monday. He is set to receive another award in Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo will receive the award for best player in Serie A 2018/19 at the Gran Galà event in Milan on Monday which makes him automatically miss the Balloon D'or awards.

Ljungberg Takes Up As Arsenal Coach

Assistant coach to sacked Unai Emery Freddie Ljungberg has taken up as Arsenal Coach up till the time they will get a new permanent coach.

A statement released by the club's official websitereads: "We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team. "The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required. "We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.

"The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete."

Non-executive director Josh Kroenke added: "Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand.
"We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success."
Ljungb…

Unai Emery Sacked As Arsenal Coach

Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal boss After an unimpressive performance from the gunners.

Former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germainboss Emery took over from the long-serving Arsene Wenger in May 2018 and went on to lead the Gunners to the Europa League final last term, ultimately losing out to Premier League rivals Chelsea.

American Music Awards 2019: Complete Winners List

The American Music Awards 2019 took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Sunday night, with Post Malone, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande leading the nominees with six nods each.

Taylor Swift surpassed Michael Jackson’s record for most AMA wins of all time with her 24th and 25th wins at the show.

Check here the list of winners:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake 
Ariana Grande 
Halsey 
Post Malone 
 *Taylor Swift (WINNER)*

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy” 
 *Dan + Shay, “Speechless” (WINNER)* 
Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
 *Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” (WINNER)* 
Post Malone, “Wow.” 
Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode”

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Meek Mill, “Championships” 
 *Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (WINNER)* 
Travis Scott, “Astroworld”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs 
 *Billie Eilish (WINNER)* 
Lil Nas X 
Lizzo 
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow” 
Lil Nas X ft.…

Eden Hazard Want Mbappe At Real Madrid

Eden Hazard says he would love the opportunity to play with Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid and believes the France international has the potential to become one of the game's greatest ever players.

The 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward has developed into one of the game’s brightest young talents since making his senior debut for Monaco four years ago.

He has won 10 major honours already during his short senior career, including three Ligue 1 titles and the 2018 World Cup with France, where he also picked up the award for the tournament’s best young player.

“He has the talent. In a few years, he will surely be the best player in the world," Hazard told Le Parisien.

“Plenty of players can claim this title. But if he continues like this, Kylian will be one of the greatest players in history.

“A football player always dreams of playing with the best. If tomorrow I can bring Kylian [to Real Madrid], I will try. But not only am I not not the one who decides, I do not think any…

Arsenal Fans Calls For Management Overhaul Over Poor Performance

A number of prominent Arsenal supporters' groups say "urgent action" is needed to halt the "alarming and desperate state of things" at the club.

In July, they called for owner Stan Kroenke to "reinvigorate" the Gunners.

Arsenal are eighth in the Premier League, eight points adrift of a top-four Champions League qualifying spot.

"It feels like the club is rudderless and floating aimlessly, unsure of its destination," said a statement from the fan groups.

The collective of fans say they are backed by a petition with 120,000 signatures.

Kroenke first invested in Arsenal in 2007 and became majority shareholder in 2011.

The Gunners have not won the league since 2004 and their most recent successes came with FA Cup wins in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

The supporters' groups said that, while issues raised in the July letter "have not gone away, it is the overall alarming and desperate state of things, on and off the pitch, that need urgent action…

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa To Sponsor Students In The University

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa to sponsor 100 students to Skyline University, the first International University in Northwest region of Nigeria.



Skyline University in Wednesday also announced that the Nigeria's highest goal scorer at the world cup is now the face of the institution and will help in its quay education promotion as well as extra- curricular activities such as basic sports and sports monitoring programme.

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Nomination Full List: Grammy 2020 Awards

As expected, Grammy Awards nominations day was a triumphant one for Lizzo. The breakout pop phenom earned eight nods — the most of any artist — including for album of the year for “Cuz I Love You,” best new artist, and song and record of the year for the inescapable “Truth Hurts.”
Close behind were teen pop star Billie Eilish and rapper Lil Nas X, who earned six nominations each.
Here's the complete list of nominations: 

*Album of the year*
“I, I” Bon Iver
“Norman F---ing Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Billie Eilish
“Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
“I Used to Know Her,” H.E.R.
“7,” Lil Nas X
“Cuz I Love You,” Lizzo
“Father of the Bride,” Vampire Weekend

*Record of the year*
“Hey Ma,” Bon Iver
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower,” Post Malone and Swae Lee

*Song of the year*
“Always Remember Us This Way,” Lady Gaga

Tottenham Name Jose Morinho As New Head Coach

Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Jose Mourinho as the club's new head coach on a three-year contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Spurs sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday following a miserable start to the campaign that has seen last season's Champions League finalists slide down the Premier League table.

Tottenham sit 14th in England's top flight after picking up just three wins from their opening 12 games and were eliminated from the League Cup in September by fourth-tier Colchester United.

Speaking on his appointment, Mourinho said: "I am excited to be joining a club with such a great heritage and such passionate supporters. The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me. Working with these players is what has attracted me."



Mourinho Eyes Tottenham Vacant Job

Three-time Premier League winner Jose Mourinho is in talks with Tottenham about becoming their next manager, following the dismissal of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday.

A source close to the situation confirmed that the former Manchester United and Chelsea coach is a very strong possibility to be Spurs' next manager.

Talks between Tottenham and Mourinho are ongoing with a deal yet to be struck, but the two sides on the right path to an agreement.

An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday morning but that will all depend on how negotiations go between the two parties.

Mourinho's last stint as a manager came at Old Trafford, where he was sacked in December 2018 following a poor run of results.

The 56-year-old isn't short of Premier League experience and won the title three times while at Chelsea.

Tottenham currently sit 14th in the Premier League after a rocky start to their campaign which has seen them win just three of their first 12 games in the domestic competition…

Tottenham Sack Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the North London club.

Pochettino was appointed in May 2014 and led Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.

The 47-year-old has had a difficult start to the ongoing season with Spurs dawdling at 14th place in the Premier League.

"We were extremely reluctant to make this change," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

"It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing."


Euro 2020: Ronaldo Scores Again, As Portugal Qualify

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of international goals to 99 with a late tap-in as Portugal secured a place at Euro 2020 with a laboured 2-0 win over Luxembourg.

Ronaldo fell just short of becoming the second player in history to reach a century for his country after Iran's Ali Daei on an afternoon when he struggled on a slow pitch at Stade Jose Barthel, where the reigning European champions were made to work hard for the victory.

The creative endeavour of Bernardo Silva proved more of a threat than Ronaldo's presence and it was the Manchester City playmaker who teed up Bruno Fernandes to break the deadlock late in the first half of Sunday's Group B clash.

The creative endeavour of Bernardo Silva proved more of a threat than Ronaldo's presence and it was the Manchester City playmaker who teed up Bruno Fernandes to break the deadlock late in the first half of Sunday's Group B clash.


Exclusive Picture Of Former BBN Housemate Ceece In Dubai

Former Big Brother Nja (BBN) Housemate Ceece was in Dubai during the week, she shares her picture via Twitter.

Bambam And Teddy A Weds In Dubai

Former Big Brother Nja(BBN) Housemates, TeddyA and Bambam has officially joined together in Dubai during the weekend.



The former housemates fell in love with each at the yearly reality show and since then they've been together even after their eviction.

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Argentina Beats Brazil, As Messi Win First Trophy

Lionel Messi scored on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
Messi had a penalty saved by Alisson in the friendly, but scored the rebound for his 69th international goal.


Gabriel Jesus had earlier missed a penalty for Brazil.
Barcelona forward Messi was returning from a three-month ban for saying the Copa America was "fixed for Brazil", with the hosts beating Argentina in the semi-final and Peru in the July final.
Brazil - who handed a late debut to Aston Villa striker Wesley - have failed to win in the five games since winning the Copa America.
A trophy was later presented to Messi.
Argentina are due to face Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday (19:15 GMT) but the game could be cancelled due to fighting in Israel.





LA Galaxy Boss - Ibra Wants Italy Return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to see out his career in Italy, according to LA Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

Ibrahimovic revealed on Wednesday that he will not be renewing his contract with MLS side the Galaxy, where the 38-year-old arrived from Manchester United in 2018.

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain striker has been strongly linked with a return to Europe, with MLS commissioner Don Garber last week suggesting former club AC Milan are the frontrunners to re-sign the soon-to-be free agent.

Napoli, Bologna and Roma have also been touted as possible options for the former Sweden international should he return to Serie A, while A-League team Perth Glory have confirmed their interest in bringing Ibrahimovic to Australia on a guest deal. 
Asked about Ibrahimovic's future, Galaxy boss Schelotto told Radio Kiss Kiss: "He does not know what he will do now.

"He is a wonderful player, but I don't know what his next step will be - perhaps he'll finish his career in …

Euro 2020: CR7 Scores Hat-trick For Portugal, Shut Up Critics

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal saw off Lithuania 6-0 to get back on track in their bid to qualify for Euro 2020.

Juventus forward Ronaldo was a surprise starter after being substituted before the hour in his club's last Serie A outing against AC Milan, but he showed no signs of fatigue as he reached 98 goals for his country.

Portugal lost 2-1 to Ukraine last month but were comfortable winners at Estadio Algarve on Thursday, with Goncalo Paciencia, Pizzi and Bernardo Silva also on target for the hosts.

The reigning European champions remain second in Group B, a point better off than Serbia - 3-2 winners over Luxembourg - ahead of the final round of qualifying fixtures.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Quits Football

The L.A Galaxy forward has announced his departure from the team. He made this known through his Twitter account today which reads:

"I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you
@lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans - you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues...Now go back to watch baseball"
The Swidish sensational footballer plight his trade in Inter Millan, AC Millan, FC Barcelona, P.S.G, Manchester United and L.A Galaxy. He has played across almost all the top European Leagues in the world.
He's going back to watch baseball as his favorite soccer.

EPL Clash: Raheem Sterling Out Of England Squad

Raheem Sterling dropped by England for game with Montenegro after angrily confronting Liverpool's Joe Gomez at St George's Park. Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez clashed with words during their last premier league game which Liverpool defeated Manchester City by 3-1 at Anfield.

Former BBN Housemate Tacha Upload Stunning Pictures

The controversial 2019 Big Brother Naija Housemate, Tacha on Monday morning took to twitter to upload her stunning pictures:

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Arsene Wenger Set For Bayern Job

Arsene Wenger says he will hold talks with Bayern Munich next week after discussing the head coach role with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The former Arsenal boss has been linked with the job at the Allianz Arena following the departure of Niko Kovac.

Wenger said this week that he would not turn down the chance to speak with a club of Bayern's stature, having spent more than a year out of management since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017-18 season.

"It's nice to let me explain the story because it's a surprising story," Wenger told beIN Sports .

"First of all, I don't have any agent. I am the only one involved in this story. Nobody can talk on my behalf.
"Secondly, I've known [Franz] Beckenbauer, Rummenigge and [Uli] Hoeness for 40 years. The success of this club has been built on its exceptional competency, honesty, discretion and simplicity. We always told the truth between all of us when necessary.

"What happened? My name came o…

Two Realmardrid Stars Absent For Eibar Game

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will be available to return after the international break, with both men still fighting their way back to full fitness.

Muscle problems will keep both players out of Saturday's La Liga game against Eibar despite them being called up to their respective national teams.

Wales winger Bale, 30, has not played a single minute since a Euro 2020 qualifier close to a month ago , while 28-year-old midfielder James has missed Madrid's past three matches.

The pair have started individual fitness programmes but will not be considered for selection until they are able to complete full training sessions alongside the rest of the first team.

"They haven't been fit enough to play," Zidane said at Friday's pre-match news conference.

"If they're going to go [away on international duty], they're going to go. They've got five or six days to see if they're fit enough to play for their cou…

Lampard And Vardy Claims PL Award of the Month

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for October after masterminding wins over Southampton, Newcastle and Burnley.

The Blues have emerged as a major force in English football once again in recent weeks, putting a slow start to the 2019-20 campaign firmly behind them.

Lampard's men are now fourth in the Premier League after 11 fixtures and boast a six-point lead over fifth-placed rivals Arsenal in the race for the final Champions League spot.

Chelsea have won eight of their last 10 matches across all competitions, with a flawless league run in October key to their recent resurgence.

The 41-year-old head coach finished ahead of August and September winner Jurgen Klopp in the final voting, as well as additional nominees Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith.

Jamie Vardy, meanwhile, picked up the Player of the Month prize after scoring four goals in three appearances for Leicester City, including a hat-trick in the Foxes' recor…

Oscars Disqualify Nigerian Film ‘Lion Heart’ Over English Dialogue

The Oscars Award Academy has disqualified Nigeria's 'Lionheart' from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Academy dropped the Genevieve Nnaji directorial debut, for having too much English dialogue.

The Academy's criteria for best international feature film category states that it awards film's made outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue.

This drop by the Oscars has reduced the number of films competing for the award to 92 from what had been a record 93 entries.

The disqualification also drops the number of female directors in this year's race to 28, which is still a category record.

NAN reports that it was the first film ever submitted to the Oscars by Nigeria.


Andre Gomes Discharged, Out For At Least A Year

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes has been discharged from hospital following successful surgery on his right ankle, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle during Sunday's draw with Tottenham at Goodison Park and on Monday underwent surgery, which the club said went "extremely well".

Gomes will continue his rehabilitation under the care of Everton's medical team at their Finch Farm training ground.

The Portugal international is expected to be sidelined for anywhere between six months and a year given the seriousness of the injury, which left players from both sides in shock on the pitch at Goodison Park.


Bayern Munich Sack Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich have sacked manager Niko Kovac following the clubs 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Kovac leaves the club sitting fourth in the Bundesliga table.

Everton Andre Gomes Horrible Injury

Everton midfielder Andre Gomes injured his left in today's match with Tottenham Hotspurs after a tackle with Tottenham attacker Son, the injury looks horrible and he was carried off the pitch immediately.

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Jose Mourinho Eyes Arsenal Job

Jose Mourinho is keen on managing another Premier League club, with Arsenal alikely candidate as Emery's side have started slowly this season. Mourinho wants to become first manager to win major trophies at three English clubs.

Buhari Extends Boarder Closure Till January 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the closure of borders till January 2020.

This was disclosed in a memo by the Comptroller (Enforcement) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr Victor Dimka, dated November 1, 2019.

He stated the ongoing closure of borders has recorded an “overwhelming success.”

He however revealed that there are some objectives yet to be achieved, leading to the extension.

The memo reads:“ I am directed to inform you that it is observed that despite the overwhelming success of the operation, particularly the security and economic benefits to the nation, a few strategic objectives are you to be achieved.

“Against this background, Mr President has approved the extension of the exercise to January 31, 2020.

“Consequently, you are requested to convey the development to all personnel for their awareness and guidance.

“Meanwhile, allowance for personnel sustenance and fuelling of vehicles for the period of extension will be paid as soon as possible.

“This is for yo…

Man United Trio In Doubt For Bournemouth Game

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire are all doubts for Manchester United's trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Red Devils will be aiming to extend their winning run to four matches across all competitions against the Cherries, three days after a thrilling Carabao Cup fourth-round triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Solskjaer's side had not picked up an away win since March, but victories over Partizan, itNorwich and Chelsea over the last 10 days have eased the pressure on the Norwegian boss.

United can move level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal by beating Bournemouth in the weekend's early kick-off, but they may be without three key performers at the Vitality Stadium.

Solskjaer confirmed at a press conference on Friday that Rashford, Lindelof and Maguire will face late fitness tests: "It's still early. Hopefully, we can get them back on the pitch tomorrow.

"They had some treatment yesterday, a l…