‘Memphis can bend it like Beckham’

BY INNOCENT AMOMOH— Former Manchester United defender Denis Irwin believes Memphis Depay has the potential to match David Beckham’s ability at taking free-kicks at the club. Menphis has hugely impressed since joining the Reds from PSV Eindhoven much earlier in the summer and is also being tipped to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s record at Old Trafford.

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Bayern lament German Supercup defeat to Wolfsburg

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— Saturday’s German Supercup loss to Wolfsburg has left coaches and players of Bayern Munich in utter bewilderment. Twenty-four hours after seeing Wolfsburg triumph on 5-4 penalties and cart away the 40,000 euro prize, they are still pinching themselves sore, unanimously insisting they were the better side, but failed to wrap up the

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Barca drop Messi, Neymar from Italy trip

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— Barcelona do not consider Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Javier Mascherano and Daniel Alves fit enough to take part in pre-season games. The South American quartet was left behind to continue on their fitness programme as the rest of the team travelled to Italy on Saturday for Sunday’s final game in the International

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Ivanovic desires Charity Shield win

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE— Ever reliable Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic desires victory and trophy in Sunday’s Charitry Shield clash with Arsenal, even though he believes the game at Wembley holds little or no significance. “Statistics can change and you have to approach every game against an opponent where you have a record like this as you

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Heartland’s Mohammed targets Wikki’s scalp

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON— Heartland FC attacker, Mohammed Mohammed, is optimistic that his side have the capability to shock hosts, Wikki Tourists of Bauchi in Sunday’s Globacom Nigeria Professional League MatchDay 20 game slated for the Alhaji Tafawa Belewa Stadium. Speaking after the Owerri side arrived in Bauchi on Saturday, Mohammed said Heartland were in good

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‘Barca have the team to win the lot’

BY INNOCENT AMOMOH— Barcelona new president Josep Bartomeu says the European champions have the team to win all available trophies this season. He made this statement while reflecting on a range of issues during an interview with ESPN on Friday. He said:”We won three trophies last season and so there are six cups up for

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