GROUP A: Super Falcons Draw Ghana, Mali, Kenya In AWCON 2016

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been drawn against arch-rivals Ghana, Mali and Kenya in Group B of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. The draw was held in Yaounde, Cameroun yesterday.

In Group A, hosts Cameroun will face Egypt, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The competition, which takes place from 19 November to 3 December in Yaounde and Limbe, will have Cameroun as hosts for the first time.

Amazing Moment Olympic Hero Helps His Brother Over Finish Line Before He Collapses (Photos)

Dazed with heat stroke and struggling even to stand, Jonny Brownlee had to be helped over the line by brother Alistair in Mexico as the World Triathlon Series came to a dramatic close.

Alistair, who pushed Jonny over the line ahead of him in second, said the condition his brother was in was “as close to death as you can be in sport” had he not received immediate medical attention at the finish line.

Jonny went into the final race of the season in Cozumel, Mexico, in second place in the standings behind Spaniard Mario Mola, with Olympic champion Alistair out of contention having missed earlier races.

Rio silver winner Jonny needed to win the race and for Mola to finish no higher than fourth, and that was exactly what looked set to happen after the brothers had again pushed the pace hard on the swim and bike legs.

South African Henri Schoeman, who won bronze behind the Brownlees in Rio, overtook Jonny to win the race.

Jonny second-place step on the podium was left empty while Alistair and Mola heard the Spanish anthem but World Triathlon said this was a precaution.

“Following the race [Jonny Brownlee] was in recovery and doing a lot better,” they said on Twitter. “But just for safety precautions he was sent to the hospital.”

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Wow!! Ibrahimovic Mocks Former Club PSG In Astonishing Fashion (See What He Said)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the only thing he misses from Paris Saint-Germain is his last salary from the club.

The Swedish striker left the French giants at the end of last season when his contract expired, joining Manchester United ahead of the current campaign.

Over his four years with the capital club, Ibrahimovic won four Ligue 1 titles and set various records, including becoming their all-time top goalscorer and netting the French top flight’s fastest hat-trick.

But when asked about what he misses of Paris and PSG, Ibrahimovic did not take long to make a complaint.

“I miss my last salary from Paris,” he told SFR Sport. “That is what I miss.”

The 34-year-old was then queried on his thoughts on PSG’s prospects this season, about which he had some advice.

“The team is very strong, they bought some good players and the philosophy is the same – win everything and push for the Champions League. 

“But if you could snap your fingers and win the Champions League, everyone would win it. 

“That’s not the way it works. You need to work hard, take time and have patience, then things come by themselves.

Arsenal FC Interested In Signing Manchester United Former Defender “Jonny Evans”

A Northern Ireland international has been identified as an option to bolster the Gunners’ defence after Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista suffered injuries in pre-season.

Arsenal have been dealt a further blow in their bid to sign a central defender after West Brom demanded £25 million for Jonny Evans, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Gunners are keen to bolster their defence after injuries to Per Mertesacker to Gabriel Paulista during pre-season.

And Arsene Wenger has identified Evans – along with Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi – as an option, though his pricetag looks likely to deter the Emirates Stadium outfit.

Evans was one of the promising footballers in Manchester United before he was offloaded for falling behind the pecking order at Old Trafford.

EFL Cup: Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers (RESULT)

Striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice to edge Chelsea past a spirited Bristol Rovers and into EFL Cup round three.

The £33m summer signing from Marseille volleyed in, and Victor Moses struck from close range two minutes later.

Peter Hartley halved the lead by heading in a free-kick before Batshuayi restored the hosts’ two-goal cushion.

Ellis Harrison scored a second-half penalty and struck the crossbar for League One Rovers, but Chelsea kept their cool to progress.

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EFL Cup: Burton Albion 0-5 Liverpool (RESULT)

Liverpool thrashed Burton Albion 5-0 at the Pirelli Stadium to move into the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

The impressive Sadio Mane teed up Divock Origi for the Reds’ opener on 15 minutes and Roberto Firmino nodded home their second (22).

A Tom Naylor own goal (61) and a late double by substitute Daniel Sturridge (78, 83) completed the scoring for Jurgen Klopp’s side, booking their place in the next round.

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Emre Can picked up an injury in the clash

The only concern for the Liverpool boss will be a potential injury suffered by Emre Can, who was replaced midway through the second half after going down without contact.

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Flying Eagles Star Striker Joins Big Club In Italy

Nigeria U20 striker Orji Okonkwo has completed his move to Serie A club Bologna.

The 18-year-old passed his medical on Monday after he agreed a long term switch to the Italian outfit from the Football Academy Abuja.

Okonkwo who had been previously tracked by Tottenham, Roma, Chelsea and West Ham including Serie B side Spezia finalized his move to Stadio Renato Dall’Ara to ward off further interest.

Goal learnt that the contract offer from Spezia almost happened but lately crashed following breakdown in talks over personal terms with the former U17 star.

Okonkwo came into spotlight when he netted a 35-yard screamer in Nigeria U17 4-2 semi-final victory against Mexico at the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup in Chile.

He was also part of the Flying Eagles squad that failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Youth Championship after a 4-3 home defeat to Sudan.

With Okonkwo’s signing, Bologna have made a huge statement of their ambitions as they hope to consolidate on their 1-0 opening season victory against Crotone.

[Read] Top 8 Facts About The Japanese Billionaire Who Donated Dollars To Dream Team Vi

Katsuya Takasu has made many Nigerians happy after donating the sum of $390,000 for clinching a bronze medal in the Olympics football tournament.

This is not Katsuya Takasu’s first time in  the limelight, he is a Guinness joint world record holder. Together with his friend 71-year-old Koji Ishida he established a Guinness World Record of most golf holes played by a pair in 12 hours (cart). The pair completed 261 holes at Kyowa Country Club, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Here are 10 especially interesting facts about him.

1. Takasu initially studied at the Showa University School of Medicine in Tokyo. After he graduated, Takasu went to Germany and Italy, where he studied plastic and cosmetic surgery. He is now a renowned plastic surgeon.

2. In 1994, Takasu decided to perform plastic surgery on himself. Within a year, Takasu underwent face-lift, buccal fat removal, phenol peel, upper and lower blepharoplasty, hair transplantation, liposuction, and golden thread implant.

3. He was born on January 22, 1945 and he is the first man to perform liposuction in Japan in 1987. He is also the president of Japan society of liposuction surgery since 1987.

4. Takasu is also a philanthropist. Immediately after the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake, Takasu established Organization of Cosmetic Surgery Volunteers in cooperation with surgeons from 9 other clinics. The organization offered plastic and reconstructive treatment to the earthquake victims for free.

5. He is also a member of Japan Medical Association, Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery, Japanese Association of Cosmetic Surgeons, Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

6. He has written several books on plastic surgery including New Method of Augmentation Mammaplasty (1992), Cosmetic Surgery by Doctor Katsuya Takasu (1994), and Self-Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation (1996).

7. He is married to Shizu Hoshino, they have three children together, whose names are: Rikiya, Hisaya, and Mikiya.

8. He has traveled around the world delivering lectures with such topics as ‘Rejuvenation of Myself,’ ‘Liposuction Using Turn Operating Table,’ ‘Combination of Single Hair Grafting and Automatic Hair Transplant System,’ ‘Facelift without Incision.’ And in 2001, he was awarded the ‘Leader in Cosmetic Leader in Millenium.’

He has surely made a name for himself in the hearts of Nigerians for his generous move, which many feel was the needed motivation for the Nigerian team to snag the first medal in this year’s Olympics for the country.

Almost Done! Manchester Club Target Arrives For Medicals!!

Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has arrived in Manchester to finalise his move to Pep Guardiola’s City.

It was initially thought the transfer would not be processed until Thursday but the Chile international is now in Manchester ahead of a medical and a finalisation of personal terms.

 

Asked about the potential deal on Tuesday, City boss Guardiola did not refute the suggestion that it was in the pipeline, but would not be drawn further.

“I cannot deny what everyone knows,” said Guardiola.

“I am sorry guys. When the deal is complete or not complete, after I will be open to answer about one player. At the moment, he is not our player.”

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Trouble! FA Charges This English Premier League Star For His Hatred Of Gays!

The Football Association has charged Burnley striker Andre Gray with misconduct in relation to comments he made on social media in 2012.

The charge concerns offensive tweets Gray sent when he was playing for non-league Hinckley United, which resurfaced in the aftermath of his debut Premier League goal against Liverpool on Saturday.

The 25-year-old subsequently released a statement in which he offered an “unreserved apology” to anyone offended by the Twitter posts and said that he was a different person now, one who did not “hold the beliefs written in those tweets whatsoever”.

The FA released a statement on Wednesday which read: “Burnley’s Andre Gray has been charged with misconduct
in respect of social media comments made between 9 January 2012 and 11 March 2012.

“It is alleged the comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3(1).
“It is further alleged that these breaches include reference to an “aggravating factor”, namely, sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3(2).

“The player has until 6pm on Wednesday 31 August 2016 to respond to the charge.”