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Suarez dismissal: shows That Messi is not only problem of Barca’s

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Losing their DNA: Barca’s dismissal of Suarez shows Messi is not their only problem

The striker is close to agreeing a deal to join Juventus, pushed out of Barca unceremoniously after six years of stellar service up front
Luis Suarez’s imminent departure from Barcelona
has been overshadowed by Lionel Messi’s exit demand and the circus which has followed the now infamous burofax over the past week.
That the striker needed to make way in order to renew a tired Blaugrana side is a justifiable argument. But as has become custom around Camp Nou the affair has been handled with a shocking clumsiness and lack of tact, as the club attempts to usher quietly out the door a player who has provided six years of stellar service.
Whatever one might think of Barcelona , they usually do farewells for their legends in the right way. Icons such as Carles Puyol, Xavi and Andres Iniesta in recent years have all received stirring send-offs, in contrast to the rather brusque treatment afforded to the likes of Iker Casillas and Raul at the hands of the hard-headed Real Madrid management.Suarez perhaps does not quite fall in the same category as those three legends, La Masia born and bred and so influential to the near-unbroken run of success that began with Pep Guardiola more than a decade ago.
Nevertheless, the 33-year-old deserved to see his exit handled with more respect than that offered by new coach Ronald Koeman and beleaguered president Josep Maria Bartomeu in the wake of the
Champions League meltdown at the hands of
Bayern Munich.
At the root of the problem, of course, is Barca’s mammoth salary bill, unsustainable in the midst of the economic turmoil caused by Covid-19. Therefore, in the days following their Bayern humiliation the Catalans have moved fast to remove those players both on the wrong side of 30 and among the highest earners in the squad – Messi’s case, of course, is the exception as the one ‘untouchable’ veteran.
Arturo Vidal is among that group; the Chilean now on the verge of a return to Italian football with Inter .
Ivan Rakitic, a mainstay of Luis Enrique’s 2015 treble-winning team and unjustly vilified in recent seasons by the ever-impatient Barca support, has been sent packing to former club Sevilla for a risible fee of €1.5 million. Less than six months ago Bartomeu was reportedly preparing to hold out for €20m.
Both stars along with Suarez were told by Koeman that they would have no part to play in the coming campaign, a move that may improve Barca’s balance sheet but did nothing to help change Messi’s mind about leaving.

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I Can’t Wait To Face Ronaldo – Osimhen

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Victor Osimhen is looking forward to coming up against Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A this season, reports Completesports.com.
Osimhen joined Napoli from Ligue 1 club Lille in July.
The new season in Italy will start this weekend with Napoli facing Parma in their first game of the campaign.
Napoli’s first tough fixture of the season will be away to champions Juventus on matchday three.
The game will see Osimhen come up against Ronaldo for the first time in his career.
“I’m really looking forward to a new career here in Serie A. Playing against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo is something one can eagerly wait for,”Osimhen told cafonline.com.
“While at Lille, I had the opportunity of playing against some of the best players in the world like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and it would definitely be a whole great experience to play against Ronaldo, who is one of the greatest playeon earth.
“So, I’m looking forward to facing him soon.”
The Nigeria international scored six goals and provided one assist in three pre-season outings for the Partenopei.

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Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits – Shehu Sani Reveals

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The former senator tweeted:
When you give 50k to youths for Npower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

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Edo Election : Governor Wike Held Hostage In Hotel Room – PDP Cries Out

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The Hotel where the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is lodging while on official assignment in Benin, Edo State has been held siege by over 300 Police men.
Recall that Governor Wike was appointed Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election; this is same position Governor Ganduje of Kano State occupies for his party the APC.
Governor Ganduje and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State are all in Benin, Edo State carrying out their assignment for the APC without any molestation or intimidation.
And in a breach of the pledge they made security agencies have decided to harass and intimidate Governor Wike who has not done any wrong.
Rivers People Warn that we Shall hold the IGP responsible for anything that happens to our Governor.
Signed:
Ambassador Akawor Desmond, Chairman
PDP Rivers State
https://twitter.com/GovWike/status/1307024982564888578?s=19
Less than 24 hours to Edo state governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday cried out that its governors are being held hostage by police in the state.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, who raised the alarm said that police have surrounded the Westend Hotel occupied by the PDP governors.
Secondus called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to order his men to vacate the hotel immediately.
He added that the governors lives are in danger, noting that the APC governors, who are also in Benin are not harassed.
Secondus alleged that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma and the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege are presently in the home of former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole.
He said: “The Policemen have surrounded the hotel and their lives are in danger. We call on IGP to ask the police to leave the place because their lives are in danger.
“If APC governors are in Benin, the PDP governors should be in Benin. Our governors would remain in Benin, no one can intimidate us.
“We are bringing this to the attention of the international community. Elections must be free and fair. Elections must be allowed to hold. You cannot allow APC governors in Edo and bar PDP governors.”

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