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I want to be kingmaker, not NFF president – Fashanu

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Fashanu, has revealed why he dumped his ambition of running for political office in Nigerian football , after previous futile efforts .
Fashanu failed in an attempt to become chairman of the then Nigerian Football Association in 2002 , with Ibrahim Galadima emerging winner .
The 57 – year -old he would now prefer to be a behind – the-scene operator.
He said, “ I’m no longer interested in running for political office.
“ I don’ t want to be NFF president or hold any office because of the too much stress involved . I want to live a nice life and enjoy my life .
“ I had the ambition 14 years ago but the desire is no longer there because now I am a kingmaker and not a king .
“ All I want Nigerians to expect from me now is exactly what they ’ ve had in the last 16 years, which are hard work , sweat and honesty . That is a word which is not used or believes in Nigeria very well .”
Fashanu added that with the right administration , Nigeria would be a force to reckon with .
“ On the field , nobody can match Nigerian players who are many years ahead of others , ” he added.
“ Some of their works are phenomenal and they are up there with the likes of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.
“ Phenomenal talents just everywhere across the states, from Anambra to the North , I would say some of the world ’s potentially best players but nobody has the sense to obligate them because we are all fighting each other every time . ”

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Reguilon & Bale Join Tottenham, Confirmed By Fabrizio Romano

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Reguilon & Bale join Tottenham, confirmed by Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano said: ‘Reguilon is 100% a new Tottenham player as said yesterday morning. Also paperworks have been signed and Sergio tomorrow will be in London, it was an ‘here we go’ and it’s confirmed, also about the clauses OK.’
‘Real and Tottenham working to complete final details then Bale will be back to Tottenham.’
‘Gareth Bale to Tottenham, last details to be sorted about salary shared with Real Madrid] and Gareth will fly tomorrow to London. He’ll complete medicals and join Tottenham for one year loan. Mourinho approved the deal. Reguilon expected for tomorrow too’

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Messi Celebrates 20 Years In Barcelona

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On the September 17, 2000, Lionel Messi arrived in Barcelona.
Accompanied by his father, the young Argentine’s dream was to sign for Barcelona.
It wasn’t an easy process, but eventually the two sides came to an agreement and Messi joined the club’s junior ranks.
From there he became the best player in the world and arguably one of the greatest to have ever played the game.
In those 20 years, he has won everything with Barcelona, on a collective as well as an individual level.
Messi has been a great champion and far exceeded the dreams he had when flying over from Rosario that day.
And there have been some incredible moments that no one will forget.
Messi’s debut for the club came under Frank Rijkaard in 2004 at just 17, with his first goal coming against Albacete the following year – a beautiful lob after a pass from his idol, Ronaldinho.
And it didn’t take long for Messi to take off, with his 2007 Maradona-esque goal against Getafe perhaps doing the most to announce himself to the world.
After the introduction came the trophies, particularly after Pep Guardiola took charge at the Camp Nou in 2008.
In 2009, Barcelona won six trophies, with Messi adding his first Ballon d’Or to that haul.
And his display as a ‘false 9’ in Barcelona’s 6-2 hammering of Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu elevated his status to a new level altogether.
And that level barely dipped over the following years, with Messi reaching his zenith in 2012 with an incredible 91 goals in the calendar year.
Two more Champions League titles came in 2011 and 2015, before the Blaugrana became domestic kings, winning LaLiga Santander five times in six seasons between 2015 and 2019.
But now, disillusioned with the club’s progress, Messi appears to be on the way out.
Nonetheless, we take this moment to remember his amazing feats and celebrate the presence in Spain – for so many years – of the world’s most special player.

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Liverpool Agree £25m Thiago Alcantara Deal

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Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for at least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract.
Thiago, 29, joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.
He is set to wear the number six shirt at Anfield.
Thiago would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after
Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas.
The £20m will be paid over the length of Thiago’s contract and the extra £5m will depend on the Reds winning the Premier League and Champions League success.
When asked about a potential move for the Spaniard last week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “I cannot end speculation as long as the transfer window is open.
“It is nice that we are linked with him but that is pretty much it really. It is because he is a good player and Liverpool is a big club, so that is nice.”
Thiago started his career at Barcelona and was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, but the move did not transpire and he went to Germany instead.
As well as the Champions League, he has won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and the Club World Cup with Bayern.

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