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United Plan €500m Spending Spree On Osimhen, Others

Following their impressive performances in Serie A, Premier League side Manchester United are reportedly ready to splash the cash on trio Victor Osimhen, South Korean Kim Min-jae and Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the summer transfer window.

According to Italian media, Ilnapolista, United are preparing a whooping €500m in the next transfer market and at the top of their wish list are Osimhen, Kim and Kvaratskhelia.

Osimhen, who joined the Parthenopeans in the summer of 2020, is the most sought-after striker ahead of the summer transfer window  after a sensational season for Napoli.

The Nigeria international has scored 23 goals in just 30 Serie A appearances as Napoli were crowned champions of Italy for the first time in 33 years.

The report further states that the Glazers family have informed the new owners of United to make provision for massive transfer activity in the summer.

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The Qatari bid for Manchester United, led by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, seems to be in pole position for the takeover battle in its favour with the promise of an extra $1bn set aside for investment in the club.

“Manchester United are planning for the biggest transfer market plan in football history,” Ilnapolista stated.

“Sources close to the Glazers suggest whoever owns the club, they have a plan ready to invest a minimum of €500m in players this summer. United have informed Qatar of this plan.

“United gave us the list of players they wanted to sign,” explained a member of the coaching team accompanying Sheikh Jassim.

The report also stated that United manager, Erik ten-Hag, wants to reinforce the team with five players at four different positions.

“First, a striker, who they intend to cover with Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen.

“Second, a midfielder like Frenkie de Jong, Adrien Rabiot or Alexis Mac Allister.

“Thirdly, two central defenders, Ronald Araujo and Kim min-Jae for whom they offer €100m and fourth on Kvaratskhelia or Kingsley Coman.”

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Super Falcons beat Cameroon in Women’s Olympic qualifier

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Super Falcons beat Cameroon in Women’s Olympic qualifier

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Monday defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon by a lone goal in the second leg of their Olympic qualifier played in Abuja.

The first leg had ended goalless in Yaoundé, Cameroon last week.

The Falcons have by this victory qualified for the next round.

Esther Okoronkwo’s 14th minute strike gave the Nigerian women the victory and moved to the fourth round of the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier where they will face the winner between South Africa and Tanzania in April.

At the match played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Okoronkwo broke the deadlock to hand the Falcons an early lead from a goalmouth scramble off Jennifer Echegini’s assist.

Echegini almost doubled the lead for Nigeria but the Cameroonian goalkeeper denied her from close range in the 31st minute.

In the 37th minute, Rasheedat Ajibade thought she had slotted in the second goal but got stopped by the Cameroonian goalkeeper’s point-blank save.

Two minutes later, Ashleigh Plumptre set up Okoronkwo with a long pass but the latter blasted the ball over the bar from close range.

In the 86th minute, Aboudi Onguene headed the ball from close range but goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie denied her.

One minute into added time, Cameroon’s Enganemben Annie got sent off for an awful conduct.

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Nigerian footballer slumps, confirmed dead during club competition

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Nigerian footballer slumps, confirmed dead during club competition

Olofin Moses, popularly known as Evra, a player with Jordan FC Ogbomoso slumped and died while featuring in a match between his club and Day Bright FC.

An eyewitness revealed that during the Coaches Cup competition, the late footballer was not with the ball and not in contact with any of the players when he slumped and efforts to revive him proved abortive.

He was confirmed dead at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital LAUTECHTH and his body has been deposited at a morgue.

Chairman NFCA Ogbomoso Council, Alhaji Bashiru Abdulazeez, in a statement, said the association has decided to Suspend all football activities in the town until further notice.

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“Coaches Cup has been suspended and no training activities in all our clubs until Wednesday 28th February to mourn the departed soul.” He said

His coach, Ayoola Ayantoye David, popularly known as FÉHLÉ” while confirming the incident said “Moses was not sick, because we don’t allow sick players to feature in any match, when he came in this afternoon he was hale and hearty, he was even joking with other players, the match was less than 10 minutes when the sad incident happened.

He was alone and suddenly we saw him going down, efforts to revive him did not yield, His demise is a personal and great loss to me because he was a devoted and reliable player, a loyal disciple, he stood by me, he did support the team financially and always encourage other players, so we are going to miss him.

This is the first time I am experiencing such and it is painful but God knows better. I pray Almighty God to continue to comfort us, his family and the team at large

Nigerian footballer slumps, confirmed dead during club competition

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UCL: Osimhen helps Napoli snatch late draw against Barca as FC Porto defeat Arsenal

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UCL: Osimhen helps Napoli snatch late draw against Barca as FC Porto defeat Arsenal

Victor Osimhen scored as Napoli drew 1-1 with Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) second-round match.

The 25-year-old equalized for the Serie A champions in the 75th minute, after Robert Lewandowski put Barcelona ahead at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday.

Osimhen spun away from Inigo Martinez inside the box after Zambo Anguissa’s pass reached him. The Lagos-born striker rolled the ball past Ter Stegen, who went the wrong way, and into the goal.

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The match marked Osimhen’s first start for Napoli since December 23, 2023, when he was sent off in a 2-0 loss to Roma.

He played an important role in the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s silver-winning effort at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

In the other game of the night, Galeno’s late goal helped FC Porto defeat Arsenal 1-0 at the Estadio do Dragao.

Galeno picked up the ball 35 yards outside Arsenal’s goal area deep into stoppage time, proving that the best play was saved for last. The Brazilian carried the ball forward before finding his place and bending a shot past Raya’s stretched limbs into the net.

UCL: Osimhen helps Napoli snatch late draw against Barca as FC Porto defeat Arsenal

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