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Thierry Henry Slams Manchester City Players For Not Celebrating Iheanacho’s Goal

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Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has questioned the togetherness within the Manchester City squad by pointing out the lack of a celebration after Kelechi Iheanacho’s equalising goal against Tottenham.

The Nigerian forward cancelled out Harry Kane’s second-half penalty but Christian Eriksen scored a late winning goal for Spurs to earn the visitors a crucial three points.

The defeat sees City remain six points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and Henry believes the muted way in which Manuel Pellegrini’s players reacted to drawing level was telling.

“I know you have to go and get the ball back [to ensure a quick restart with the score level at 1-1 at the time] but no one went to celebrate with Iheanacho,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“That’s something that, I don’t know… you scored a goal, go and celebrate with the guy. ‘Let’s go, get the ball back’. No one went to celebrate with him. He was in the corner there.

“I think Vincent Kompany went with him and someone else but that’s it. Maybe I’m reading too much between the lines about that Man City team, but no one went to celebrate with him, that’s a bit weird.”

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Nigeria football league suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus

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The League Management Company (LMC) has suspended the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus.

The LMC, which is the organiser of the NPFL, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday evening.

“Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended till further notice in line with global health preventive protocol against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19),” the statement read.

“In suspending remaining league matches, the League Management Company (LMC) said it would review the decision after consulting the nation’s health authorities, namely, the Federal Ministry of Health and the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

“Matchday 25 fixtures were concluded on Wednesday and the LMC said the decision was to conform with the guidelines for containment of the spread of the global pandemic.”

In the same manner, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the cessation of all forms of football activities in the country for the next four weeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the country’s football governing, the shutdown will affect all on-field activities in the various national teams, the NPFL, the other leagues, youth football programmes and even street football.

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many countries to halt sports activities, while others have opted to play their games behind closed doors.

Nigeria recently confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday.

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Ronaldinho arrested for allegedly using fake passport to travel

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Former Brazilian football star Ronaldinho and his brother have been detained in Paraguay after allegedly using fake passports to enter the South American country, authorities said Wednesday.

“Ronaldinho will be heard at eight in the morning on Thursday at the prosecutor’s office,” Interior Minister Euclides Acevedo told reporters.

Paraguayan police raided the hotel in Asuncion where the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner was staying during a trip promote a book and found the false documents, the minister said.

“We are also investigating the responsibility of the authorities who allowed them to enter the country with falsified documents,” Acevedo said.

Ronaldinho and his brother had their Brazilian passports withdrawn in November 2018 after failing to pay a $2.3 million fine for environmental damage incurred during the building of property in Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil.

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WilderFury3 confirmed! Deontay Wilder officially triggers July rematch with Tyson Fury

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American boxer Deontay Wilder has officially confirmed his rematch with Tyson Fury a day after posting a Twitter video where he claimed ‘no one can take his pride and that the war has just begun’.

WilderFury3 confirmed! Deontay Wilder officially triggers July rematch with Tyson Fury

Wilder lost his first professional fight to Fury on February 23, losing his WBC belt to the Gypsy King in the process.

Fury bulldozed Wilder throughout the match, knocking him out twice before Wilder’s trainer Mark Breland was forced to throw in the towel seeing his athlete had suffered extensive ear and mouth damage.

                      
A lot of boxing fans wanted to see an a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua next, given that Fury had fought Wilder twice and outclassed him in both, but Wilder has chosen to trigger the rematch clause signed in his contract with Fury and a July date has been agreed.
 

“Wilder’s representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch,” Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter and owner of Top Rank promotions told Ringside Reporter Live on Sunday.

“It’s going to happen in the summer before the Olympics.”
 

Arum admitted he was not sure Wilder will have fully recovered by July following the bruising, two-knockdown defeat, which saw him suffer a badly-cut ear and lip.
 

After Fury’s impressive win over Wilder where he taught Wilder some boxing essentials, Wilder gave off a series of excuses why he lost the match.

“I had no legs,” Wilder said. “I’m surprised I went that long. I had no legs, and I knew I was in for a fight with these legs and the condition I was in. It was crazy. But, you know, again, it’s nobody’s fault but mine.”

“I wore the costume that was that heavy, and I paid the price. I traded the tribute to men and women [for] my title, and you know, as a warrior, I was gonna fight.

“My job was to fight under any circumstances, as a king, and that’s what I did. And I don’t take nothing back.”

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