Category: Sports News

Champions League!!! Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Remarkable Juventus Comeback

The great Cristiano Ronaldo was back to justify his status as the best ever in Europe’s elite competition as his hat-trick overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Atletico Madrid to send Juventus into the Champions League last eight.

Ronaldo brought the tie level with two headers on either side of half time, before capping off a remarkable performance by smashing in the tie-winner from the spot four minutes from time.

It was his 124th goal in the Champions League and eighth hat-trick in the competition….

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City underlined their credentials as one of the favourites in the competition by thumping Bundesliga’s Schalke, 7-0. The Citizens won the tie on aggregate comprehensively(9-1). After their last-gasp win in the reverse fixture, they were ruthless at home, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bernado Silva and Gabriel Jesus getting on the scoresheet.

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SPORTS NEWS: Solskjaer Preparing for Life at Manchester United Next Season

The man called, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is preparing for life at Manchester United next season, making plans for the summer transfer window and even featuring in club season-ticket promotions.

The caretaker manager has led United to 12 wins in his first 15 games in charge after replacing Jose Mourinho, but the club has made no announcement yet regarding a long-term appointment.

Yet Solskjaer has explained that he continues to plan ahead even if he is not making any assumptions that he will be handed the role beyond the end of the current campaign.

“Yes I have. We’ve been discussing the future of the club,” he told reporters on Friday when asked whether he had suggested playing squad changes for next season.

“We did that before I had won two or three games and all this talk about if I should stay or not. My contract is up in the summer but I still, as I’ve always done for Man United, give my 100 per cent and my best.

“You have to plan. Even if I’m not here, I still give my view on who I would like to see as a supporter.

“I’ve done a video shoot on season tickets so I’m pleading for them to get their season tickets,” he added. “If it’s me as a supporter or manager I don’t know, but they should still buy their season tickets because the club is going somewhere.”

SPORTS!!! Solskjaer Backs Fred to Take Man Utd Chances | MainNews.Blog

Six weeks after playing his last minutes for Manchester United, Fred is set to be handed another chance by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.

With the Red Devils plagued by injuries, Solskjaer hinted Fred’s exile could be about to come to an end with the midfielder making just seven Premier League starts so far this season.

The Brazilian joined United over the summer from Shakhtar Donetsk with Solskjaer confident he can impress once he fully adapts to his new environment.

“You have to look at the time it needs to settle,” Solskjaer said.

“You look at Juan [Sebastian Veron] – he is one of the best players that I played with – and it took him time to settle. And I am sure that when given the chance and a run in the team Fred will grab the opportunity.

“Fred will get his chances, maybe tomorrow.”

JUST IN!!! CEPEJ Launches Y-SDG Club in Abuja | MainNews.Blog

The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice CEPEJ has launched the Youth Sustainable Development Goals (Y-SDG) at Val De Mauris Academy, Life Camp District, Abuja.

CEPEJ is a non governmental organisation, NGO passionate about education and committed to fulfilling the sustainable development goals, SDGs, one goal at a time.

The NGO’s National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, CEO,, Comrade Sheriff Mulade who was represented by the Programs Manager, Abuja Office, Amadu Nafisat stated that the general principle of the Peace and Environment Club, PEC was aimed at bringing about a change in awareness and patterns of thought that will lead to transformation in the behaviour of young people. According to him, this would result in young people imbibing values of mutual respect, fairness, teamwork, discipline and tolerance for others, which will in turn create a society that regards peace and environmental best practices as a philosophy, a chosen value, a norm and a way of life.

Golden Good Shepherd Schools and Star Gate Excellence International Schools, Kubwa, Abuja attended the pilot stage of the awareness campaign as the Centre believes that youths are the leaders of tomorrow.

The event was well attended by the Director of the Universal Basic Education, UBE, a representative of the SSA to the President on SDGs, government parastatals and other non-governmental organizations amongst others, that are specially positioned to contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs.

The event was climaxed by the award of certificates to the National Coordinator as the National Advisor for the Y-SDG Club in Nigeria. The Management of both schools expressed their profound gratitude to CEPEJ for the sponsorship, adding that arrangements were on towards setting up a club to mark their affiliations with CEPEJ.

SPORTS!!! UEL: Arsenal Overturn First-Leg Deficit to Go Through

Arsenal football club, eased into the last 16 of the Europa League with a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium to turn their tie against BATE on its head.

Unai Emery’s men were miserable in the away leg last week as they were beaten 1-0, but an aggregate 3-1 triumph was secured with a minimum of fuss after cancelling out the deficit early.

Zakhar Volkov’s own goal was followed by a second from Shkodran Mustafi before the interval, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos then making sure on the hour.

This was earlirer learnt that, Visitors BATE offered little in response and Emery was able to breathe easily as his side chased further goals in a competition that may yet define his first season in London.

SPORTS NEWS!!! Chelsea Stroll into Europa League Round of 16 | MainNews Blog

Chelsea football club, warmed up for the EFL Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 home victory over Malmo to secure a place in the Europa League’s last 16, winning 5-1 on aggregate.

Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley, who were both on target in establishing a a 2-1 first-leg advantage in Sweden seven days ago, grabbed second-half goals before Callum Hudson-Odoi marked his recall with the third.

Maurizio Sarri will still head into this weekend’s daunting match against Manchester City with doubts hanging over his long-term future, a situation that was helped little by a sluggish first half.

But a sharper showing after the restart – and Rasmus Bengtsson’s sending off for two yellow cards – led to three goals in 29 minutes and averted further pressure from building on the under-fire Italian.

Agwobiri House, Ukparama House Got Bracket At 2019 Ijaw National High School, Inter-House Sports Athletic Competition, In Arogbo (Photos)

By Nigbeke Perekontei West, Arogbo

The Inter-house sports competition held yesterday 24th of February 2019 at Ijaw National High School, Arogbo, Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State,Nigeria.

The event was taking place at the School premises field, but finally Agwobiri House (Red) and Ukparama House (Yellow) got bracket in the competition, leading with 337 points, while Erubiri House (Blue) got 333 points, following by Egbesubiri House (Green) the 3rd in position with 267 points.

Furether, It was learnt that St. Arenibaro Memorial High School, Amapere lead the invitation secoundary school relay, following by Arogbo City Acedemy, Arogbo as secound in position, while Ebikiri Model High school, Adoloseimoh II as third in position and Community Grammer School, Biagbini at the last.

Etc…….

SPORTS: Chess Makes Move for Inclusion at 2024 Paris Olympics |Main News

The governing body for chess launched a campaign on Tuesday for the game to be included at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) called for faster formats of traditional chess, called rapid and blitz, to be included on the Olympic programme.

FIDE said in a statement that the game of chess has a “genuine global appeal” and that it has 189 national federations and 600 million people who practice chess globally.

The International Olympic Committee recognised chess as a sport in 1999 and a year later it was an exhibition event at the Sydney Olympics.

JOST IN!!! Lingard, Martial Injury Blows for Manchester United

Manchester United could be without Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after both were injured in the Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

Lingard pulled up shortly before half-time in the first leg of the last 16 tie at Old Trafford with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

He played on after receiving treatment but was replaced by Alexis Sanchez during first-half stoppage time.

Martial was injured earlier in the game and played on until the interval but did not reappear for the second half. His place was taken by Juan Mata.

The game was goalless at the time but United lost 2-0 in what was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat as United’s caretaker manager.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said it was too early to say how long the pair would be out: “You don’t know, muscular injuries – hamstring, groin, so we’ll have to have a couple of days to assess them.”

Sarri Given a Month to Save Chelsea Job | Main News

Maurizio Sarri’s fate as Chelsea’s head coach will in effect be determined over the remainder of this month as the Italian seeks to convince the club’s hierarchy that he can recover some poise and still deliver Champions League qualification for next season.

Sunday’s humiliating 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City, Chelsea’s worst defeat since 1991 and a loss which confirmed a drop from fourth to sixth place, has left Sarri clinging to his position only seven months into a three-year deal. The head coach will hope progress in the Europa League, starting with Thursday’s knockout tie at Malmö, earns him time, given the competition’s winners gain entry into next season’s Champions League.

Yet eliminating the side who finished third in the Swedish league last season would only marginally bolster his job prospects unless a team clearly struggling to come to terms with his tactical demands can improve their performances over a daunting run of domestic fixtures.

Chelsea face Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League before the month is out, games in which the board will expect to see reasons for optimism. Any decision over Sarri’s future would still be taken by Roman Abramovich, despite the fact the owner has not attended a game this season and now spends the vast majority of his time in Russia and Israel.