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Premiership: Iheanacho to Lead City’s Attack against Arsenal

The 2017-18 English Premier League (EPL) season begins on Friday (today) with Nigerian new signing Kelechi Iheanacho penned to lead Leicester City’s attack in the opener match against Arsenal. Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare believes Jamie Vardy and Nigerian Iheanacho can form a potent strike partnership, Iheanacho, a £25million signing from Manchester City, came off the substitutes’ bench and within minutes teed ... Read More »

Usain Bolt dethroned in last competitive race

This was supposed to be his last competitive race. At 30 years, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt wanted to leave the stage with a loud ovation as the greatest 100 and 200 metres runner ever at the London World Athletics Championships. It turned out to be a disastrous outing. Bolt breasted the tape at 9.95 seconds behind American drugs cheat Justin Gatlin who ... Read More »

Neymar now PSG’s Number 10, congratulated by Pele

Neymar completed his record-shattering transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain on Thursday night , signing a five-year deal with the French club after they triggered his 222 million euros (263 million dollars) release clause. He will be wearing Jersey Number 10. He was wearing Number 11 at Barcelona. The 25-year-old Brazil forward, who will be presented to fans on Friday, is committed ... Read More »

Neymar’s value will double in two years – PSG president

Brazilian superstar Neymar, who cost Paris Saint-Germain a staggering world record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($264m), will more than double his value inside two years, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Friday. The 25-year-old’s price tag has stunned the football world, more than doubling the previous record Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba. But Al-Khelaifi, accompanied by Neymar at a ... Read More »

We won’t pay Neymar’s $30.8m bonus – Barca

Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee. Josep Vives admitted Barca had been left irritated by the Brazilian’s decision to leave despite signing a new five-year deal last ... Read More »

Neymar’s signing changes history of football – Reports

Neymar’s imminent record-shattering move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was hailed as “the signing that changes the history of football” by French and Spanish media on Thursday. Papers in both cities went to town on the Brazilian striker’s forecast 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer from the Catalan giants to PSG. With Neymar expected in the French capital later Thursday, Le ... Read More »

Neymar completes €222m PSG move

Neymar completed his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday when he signed a five-year contract, the French club announced. The 25-year-old Brazilian earlier broke his contract with Barcelona by paying a 222 million-euro ($264 million, £201 million) buyout clause. “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Neymar in comments posted on the English language version of the club’s ... Read More »

Neymar keeps Barcelona guessing on PSG move

Brazilian superstar Neymar landed back in Barcelona on Tuesday evening, keeping mum on talks about his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old Barcelona forward was travelling back from China and had earlier posted a video on social media apparently from Dubai airport, amid suggestions that he could have been bound for Paris. He has remained silent while rumours swirl that he ... Read More »

Emirates Cup: Iwobi shines As Arsenal Hit Benfica 5-2

Super Eagles’ Alex Iwobi was on target as Arsenal ran riot in their first match in a four-team friendly tournament at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a brace from Theo Walcott and one goal each from Olivier Giroud and Iwobi, including an own goal saw Arsenal thrashing Benfica 5-2. Arsenal’s ... Read More »