Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has played down reports that they are in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Reports on Monday, claimed Manchester City have ended their interest in Sanchez, while the Premier League champions are ready to hijack Manchester United’s move for the player. But when asked if Chelsea are making a play to sign Sanchez in a press conference on Tuesday, Conte said: “I don’t know, but I don’t think so.” The Italian had previously admitted that the Blues’ transfer plans is out of his hand. Sanchez’s move is reportedly being held up by Mkhitaryan, as the Chilean attacker has agreed terms with United.
US President Donald Trump on Friday said the language he used during the meeting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “tough” but he didn’t use the infamous “shithole countries” term. Trump had reportedly questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries”. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” Trump tweeted. Earlier in the day, the Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the US president’s reported remarks that immigrants were coming from “shithole countries” were racist. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has decided to end the status for immigrants from Haiti and Nicaragua. It gave the
President Donald Trump has allegedly questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole countries”. This is contained in a new Reuters report, weeks after alleged similar comment by Trump triggered outrage. In December, New York Times reported that Trump, in reaction to the rising number of migrants in the US, said “Nigerians never return to their huts after seeing America and Haitian immigrants to the United States all have AIDS”. Trump’s latest remarks allegedly made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration bill being touted by a bipartisan group of senators. The lawmakers were describing how certain immig
Arsenal shot-stopper, Petr Cech is set to become the first Premier League goalkeeper to reach 200 clean sheets when he goes up against former club, Chelsea on Wednesday. The 35-year-old currently sits on 199 clean sheets from 423 appearances and his nearest rival, is former Premier League keeper, David James in second on 169. The Czech International earned 162 of his EPL clean sheets during an 11-year spell with the Blues, winning three of his four golden glove titles at Stamford Bridge, and is currently on 37 for the Gunners. Cech was within minutes of reaching the 200 mark last time out against West Brom but a harsh late penalty converted by Jay Rodriguez saw his wait go on. Arsenal are currently six points behind fourth placed, Liverpool a...
Leicester City manager, Claude Puel wants Kelechi Iheanacho to keep improving. This was after his impressive performance in the Carabao Cup against Manchester City on Tuesday. Iheanacho has been restricted to just 11 games for the first team, scoring once. But the Nigerian international showed glimpses of his talent in the 4-3 penalty shootout loss to his erstwhile club. The Foxes boss praised the youngster but urged him to “work to improve.” “[Iheanacho] tried, he shoot on target. He had a good opportunity in the first half. He gave his best,” Puel told Leicester Mercury. “He’s a young player, he needs to continue to work to improve. “It was important to see him, to give him game-time. It was a good opportunity for him and other players. “I was happy with the squad
The Nigerian author, considered the father of modern African literature, would have been 87 years old today. Chinua Achebe has been celebrated for more than 60 years as the father of modern African literature, but Thursday Google added a Doodle to his list of honors. On what would have been the Nigerian author's 87th birthday, Google's search-page artwork honored Achebe, whose best known novel, "Things Fall Apart," has been translated into more than 50 languages. "One man took it upon himself to tell the world the story of Nigeria through the eyes of its own people," Google said on the landing page explaining the Doodle. "Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe) was the studious son of an evangelical priest. A student of English literature, he started writing in the 1950s, choosi...
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has said he could leave the club before the expiration of the two year contract he signed. The Gunners boss signed a two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season. The Frenchman conceded that he might not see out the end, adding that his situation will be discussed with the club’s board at the end of the season. He told beIN SPORTS, “I said I will sit down with the board at the end of every season and see where we go from there – so that’s not exactly the same. “That’s as well sometimes you know, you make a sentence and people turn it the way they would like to see it. “That’s what I said – I have a two-year contract, I will always try to go to the end of my contract but always have the honesty to sit down with the
Around 20 Biafrans protested in Valletta this morning, trying to raise awareness on their territorial claims in Nigeria. Gubernatorial elections are held in the coming days and the protesters, who currently live in Malta, claimed their people were being killed by the Nigerian government. “We feel we are the government and we want to go back where we belong,” a spokesman for the group said. President Muhammadu Buhari visited southeast Nigeria this week, his first trip since taking office to the region formerly known as Biafra. Calls for secession have become increasingly loud in the last few months in parts of the southeast, where the president is deeply unpopular, prompting Buhari to say he would not allow Nigeria to be divided by separatist groups. A million people died
Controversial media personality, Daddy Freeze, has reacted to how Pope Francis donated his papal gold and white Lamborghini Huracan car to charity. The Pope on Wednesday morning in a ceremony in Vatican City received a white-painted special edition of Lamborghini Huracan as a gift, cost around 180,000 euros (N76m), which he later gave to charity for free. Daddy Freeze took to his Instagram page to write, “God bless the Pope, this is true Christianity. Unlike our daddy GOs, the Pope doesn’t collect tithe and gifts like these are donated to charity! ~FRZ. “Give to the needy, stop tithing to the greedy, while one Port Harcourt pastor got a private jet and Rolls Royce on his 55th birthday, our Pope was selling a Lamborghini gifted to him, to raise money for charity.” “Let’s drive t