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Odion Ighalo set to join new club after leaving Manchester United

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Odion Ighalo, a former Super Eagles striker has just completed his loan deal at Manchester United and has been offered a permanent contract by Saudi Arabian club Al-Shabab.

Accrding to UK outlet Sky Sports such move will only materialize subject to him passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

The 31-year-old Shanghai Shenhua star had left Manchester United earlier in the week and he was due to immediately return to.

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The 31 years old scorer scored five goals in 23 appearances across all competitions for Man United after arriving on deadline day last January, but made only two starts this season since Edinson Cavani joined in October.

 He wrote his name on the hall of fame at Old Trafford after becoming only the second player in the history of the club to score in each of his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils.

  In an emotional farewell message, he confirmed his departure from Old Trafford last Tuesday.

The former Super Eagle Star regardless of his limited playing time at the club expressed his fulfillment to having been given the opportunity to represent the club.

He is now taking time to rest before rejoining his Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

Also he has been linked with a number of top European outfits, but none of them seems to be serious just yet having failed to table any offer for the goal scorer.

Information available to us revealed that The Super Eagles attacker joined Monaco from Premier League outfit Everton in a deal valued at around €13.5 million but has failed to impress Nico Kovac.

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Brazil to face Germany in Olympics football group stage

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Brazil to face Germany in Olympics football group stage

Reigning champions Brazil were on Wednesday drawn with 2016 runners-up Germany, the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in the Tokyo Olympics men’s football group stages.

Hosts Japan, who have never won a medal in the men’s event, will play France, South Africa and Mexico in Group A.

Group C includes Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia while Group B has South Korea, New Zealand, Romania and Honduras.

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The tournament starts on July 22, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games that were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the women’s draw record four-time champions the USA will feature against Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.

Home side Japan will play Great Britain, Canada and Chile.

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Bayern, Dortmund ‘reject’ Super League

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Bayern, Dortmund ‘reject’ Super League

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund said on Monday that they and German rivals Bayern Munich both rejected proposals to form a European Super League.

In a statement on Monday, Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said that the members of the European Club Association had met Sunday evening and expressed “a clear opinion to reject the foundation of a Super League”.

He added that the two German clubs on the ECA board, Bayern and Dortmund, had taken “100 percent” the same position “in all discussions”.

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The announcement appears to confirm that neither of Germany’s two biggest clubs will join the breakaway league, whose announcement on Sunday threw European football into turmoil.

Overnight, 12 of Europe’s most powerful clubs announced the launch of the so-called European Super League to oversee a new midweek competition. 

Six of the breakaway clubs are from the English Premier League. Three are Spanish and three Italian. Three more are to be announced.

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Breaking: Mourinho Sacked By Tottenham

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Mourinho Sacked By Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as the head coach of Tottenham.

The club are yet to confirm the decision, but it is understood Mourinho has left less than a week ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.

Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager in November 2019; Portuguese head coach led Spurs to sixth-place finish in the Premier League during first season in charge

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Mourinho had been in charge at Spurs since November 2019, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, signing a deal until the end of the 2023 season.

In his first campaign, Mourinho took Tottenham from 14th in the Premier League to finish sixth – securing Europa League qualification – but were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by RB Leipzig.

Spurs are currently seventh in the table, five points off the Champions League places.

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