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February 11th, 2019 by trendazine

– Anthony Martial has reached 50 goal involvements for Man United quicker than Cristiano Ronaldo

– The Frenchman reached the milestone after netting exceptional goal against Fulham on Sunday

– Club’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is backing Martial for greatness

Anthony Martial has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo’s time to reach 50 goal involvements for Manchester United and has been tipped for greatness by club boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to UK Sun report, Ronaldo featured in 118 matches to reach the landmark, netting 32 times along with 18 assists.

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But the 23-year-old Martial, reached the milestone after netting exceptional goal against Fulham in Sunday’s 3-0 win, scored 33 times and 17 assists in 106 matches.

Interestingly, many Man United fans and club legend Gary Neville compared Martial’s goal to Ronaldo’s strike against Fulham, 12 years ago.

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Speaking after the victory at Fulham, Man United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauded the forward, stressing Martial can follow Ronaldo’s foot-steps.

Yes, it was towards the end of the game and we played a very poor game and Cristiano scored it.

“He does have similarities, of course. If he wants to be at Cristiano’s level, Anthony knows what he has to do.

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“It’s up to him. He has the talent,” Solskjaer submitted.

Earlier, reported that Manchester United defeated 3-0 win over Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Saturday. Paul Pogba opened scoring for the Red Devils in the 14 minutes after connecting with Anthony Martial’s pass in the game.

The French midfielder then fired home a powerful shot that went into the roof of the net to give his side the lead. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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February 4th, 2019 by trendazine

According to reports, Nigeria has the highest burden of sickle cell disorder in the world. Over 40 million Nigerians are carriers of the sickle cell gene. Every year, 150,000 babies are born with sickle cell anemia in Nigeria. People with sickle cell usually suffer severe painful conditions.

Pain. This is one word people living with the sickle cell disorder are very familiar with. Living a life filled with intense discomfort, an uncertain lifespan and uncountable hospital visits can change one’s perspective on life. More often than not, it destroys a hopeful and optimistic spirit.

However, this is not the case for an amazing sickle cell warrior identified as Japheth Ezekiel Maichibi, whose view on life is beautiful and inspiring, despite his condition. In a recent interview with, Maichibi opens up about his 29-year-old harrowing battle with the disorder and hope for the future.

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The young man who has known pain all his life remains unable to finish school due to his condition
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The Nasarawa indigene who comes from a family of six; four boys and 2 girls, described living with sickle cell disorder as “having its good and bad side with the bad, having the highest percentage” For the 29-year-old, it has being a “journey of undefined pains; pains words can’t describe.”

Following the criticisms that parents of sickle cell patients are often faced with, Maichibi revealed that he does not blame his parents for his condition. In his words: “My parents got married in the 70s when there was no awareness to talk about theses things. I won’t say I’m a mistake or a result of ignorance. I love myself and I don’t blame anyone for what’s happening to me. I had the opportunity of going to school even though it was on and off due to my condition. I had a lot of in-and-out-of-hospital experiences growing up.”

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Maichibi, a 400 level student of Psychology whose father is also a psychologist, revealed psychology was not his first love.

“I started with B.Sc Statistics when I got admission in 2009. The first two years were okay but in 300 level, I became very sick and I had to miss a whole semester. On returning back to school, everything had changed. I had an understanding coordinator who advised I do a change of course and find one that is left stressful. It was a tough decision but i took it.”

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The young man who moves around with the assistance of crutches, revealed it wasn’t always the case.

“Getting to 400l, just got my project topic and I came home to inform my family of my graduation from school which has always been my dream. I was excited but then I came down with a mild fever. I told my mum who observed the situation and asked me to rest. The evening before returning to school, I took a nap. When I woke up and tried to walk, I noticed a squeaky sound in my hip region.

That night was the beginning of my journey being in pain up until this very moment. I did an x-ray and discovered that was when I was told by the doctor that I have avascular necrosis of the hip. My hip was generally damaged due to lack of supply of oxygen that causes the tissue to die. There was no sign, no pain, it just brought me down all of a sudden. Due to this codition, I havent been able to return to school till date.”

Also suffering from sickle cell ankle ulcer on both legs, Maichibi uses his social media page to solicit for funds. He revealed that the feedback has not been encouraging. He stated that N200,000 was the highest donation he has ever gotten but maintains he’s grateful for the little funds as they help him with his medications and wound dressing.

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On how he maintains a positive spirit despite living with pain, he had this to say:

” Honestly, I dunno but I think its God. This last attack change my perspective about the whole thing. It taught me how to be bold, to accept my situation and it taught me how to conquer. The experience has broadened my horizon. It is like a gift was embeded in me such that when I pick up a pen and start writing, the words just come to me and from it I find joy.

The cheerfulness just comes. I have a lot of sickle cell warriors who tell me I inspire them. I refuse to be called a sickle cell patient for I am a sickle cell warrior. I’ve learnt to forget the pain. I believe a brighter day will come. God doesn’t allow things to happen without a reason. I just always pray and thank my supportive family.”

He further called on the public to assist him raise funds to carry out 3 surgeries so he can finish up his program in school and go into awareness creation fully.

Below are his contact and bank details for well meaning Nigerians who may want to help Maichibi:

Account details: Gtb 0115632391 MAICHIBI JAPHETH EZEKIEL

Phone number: 07061668414

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January 25th, 2019 by trendazine

– Paul Pogba has what it takes to captain Manchester United says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

– The Norwegian faulted Jose Mourinho’s claims about the Frenchman saying he does not fit to lead the team

– Solskjaer claims Pogba showed some part of the qualities during their World Cup triumph in Russia last year

Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has countered Jose Mourinho’s claims that Paul Pogba is not fit to captain the club.

The Frenchman was stripped off the vice captaincy role earlier this season by the Portuguese tactician after their relationship further deteriorated.

Video of Pogba filtered the social media before their meeting against Croatia in the final of the 2018 which led to their triumph at the tourney.

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And the former striker made reference to the short clip which went viral to speak about the leadership qualities of the star according to Daily Mail.

The former Juventus star was seen charging his countrymen to go all out and achieve greatness for their country, and they ended up winning their second World Cup last summer.

Solskjaer said about Pogba that: “He’s a character, he influences people and you’ve seen the videos from France, and he cares and he really wants to be successful.

He knows he can’t do it by himself. It’s a team game and he’s a character that brings so many good things with him when he’s enjoying himself, I have to say.

You see the personality. He’d love playing football, he’s a larger-than-life character, that’s just the way he is.

When the performances come as well, that marries together as a good leader and you see what it meant to him winning the World Cup in what France broadcast. So, for me, yes, he’s captain material.

Solskjaer named some past captains during his playing days, varying from Eric Cantona leading by example to the intensity of Roy Keane, and vocal nature of Gary Neville to the respect shown towards Ryan Giggs.

We’ve had some iconic captains here with Steve Bruce and Bryan Robson, so personalities… big personalities,’ the United boss said.

I think that’s important, that you’re not afraid of standing in front of your team-mates and putting them in their place if you have to.

And I have to be fair to Ash [Ashley Young], who’s now our skipper, he’s maybe one of the last old-school ones, he sounds like Rio (Ferdinand) and Gary and all them.”

Solskjaer added that: “Ashley’s wearing the armband, yes, because Antonio’s struggled with fitness as well, in and out,’ Solskjaer explained.

But Antonio’s still the club captain, but Ash is wearing the armband when he’s playing.

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I’ve never been a fan of ‘you’re this and you’re that’. Once in a while it’s to give, say David (De Gea) was captain one of these games when Ash didn’t play. So, there’s 11 captains out there really, it doesn’t really bother me.

I was captain for Norway, and quite a few times for United but I still don’t tell my kids I was captain of Man United or Norway, but once in a while you are. earlier reported that Paul Scholes has showered encomiums on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after leading the club to seven straight win in all competitions.

The tactician took over from Jose Mourinho late last year after the Red Devils struggled in all competitions.

Mourinho spent two and a half seasons at Old Trafford winning one Europa League and EFL Cup each in the process. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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September 4th, 2018 by trendazine

– Arsenal set to make surprise move for Atletico Madrid star Filipe Luis

– The 33-year-old is in his final year with the Europa League champions

– The Gunners have been struggling at left-back since the season started

Premier League side Arsenal have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis in the January transfer window.

The Brazilian left-back’s current deal at the Wanda Metropolitano will run out this summer and it is uncertain whether he will sign a new contract.

And according to the Mirror, Arsenal manager Unai Emery could make a move for the 33-year-old when the transfer window opens in January.

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The former Chelsea star was a target by Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but the deal collapsed when Atletic demanded a fee in the region of £27million.

The Ligue 1 champions were only willing to offer £4.5m to get a deal done, believing it was a fair price for a defender of his age and approaching the final year of his contract.

Luis spoke to Europa League champions about the situation, but Atleti made it clear they did not want him to leave in the summer and he obliged.

But by the time the window opens in January he will be entering the last six months of his stay in the Spanish capital as yet there is nothing in place to extend his career.

Emery has reportedly been a long-term admirer of the hard-tackling defender, who struggled to make an impression in the Premier League when he spent a year at Stamford Bridge in 2014-15.

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Luis was second choice to Spanish star Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back and was sold back to Atletico a year later.

But Emery knows his game well and the suggestion is he believes the Brazilian is the best option for the crisis in the Gunner’s left-back position.

First choice Nancho Monreal’s contract with the club runs out at the end of the season with no offer made to the Spaniard yet.

Sead Kolasinac who plays second fiddle to Monreal has still not convinced he has what it takes to become a success in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Brazil left back Felipe Luis is reportedly planning to dump his Spanish League side Atletico Madrid before the close of the summer transfer window.

The former Chelsea star has just one more year on his current deal with the Europa League champions and does not have an intention of signing a new contract extension.

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August 26th, 2018 by trendazine

– Coach Emil Sandoi trips an opposing player during a league match

– The referee’s assistant spotted the incident and he was sent off

– His team, who are second on the table, were playing a 1-1 draw

Romanian second division coach Emil Sandoi took a novel approach to coaching as he tripped a rival player in an unbelievable clip.

League leaders Chindia Targoviste were taking on FC Arges and broke down the touchline with nine minutes left in the match.

But Arges manager Sandoi had other ideas as he cheekily stretched out a leg and sent the player tumbling into the sidelines.

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The referee’s assistant quickly alerted the ref who wasted no time in sending the pitch invader to the stands.

However Sandoi stuck around for a while trying to prove he was innocent.

He is likely to be disciplined by the league’s FA, meaning his players will have to do their own defending next time.

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His team Arges are just two points behind Targoviste in the Liga 2 table.

The margin could have been wider after going behind to Christian Cherchez’s strike but Vasile Buhaescu levelled 10 minutes before his coach was sent into an early shower.

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