Thursday, September 19, 2019

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MTN Nigeria – The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Sales Representative
Location: Benin
Department: Consumer Sales
Job Descriptions

  • To manage and develop trade infrastructure and the channels of distribution especially retailers to ensure MTN dominance at retail in the assigned territory.
  • Confirm that sub dealers and dealer branches are contacted and stock receipt / movement verified
  • Provide Informal training in shops on products, services and promotions being run by marketing ,channel or region and on the spot training/coaching of all visited outlets in territory ( 100% of all visited outlets in call cycle)
  • Direct all channel participants to MTN identified growth area within your territory
  • Establish consistent channel standards including branding as per channel recommendation.
  • Increase brand awareness – Signage, POS distribution and target 65% visibility in the channel of distribution (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined.
  • Manage stock in channel and provide appropriate reports as follows;
  • Direct outlets with stock challenges to identified Trade Partners to ensure there is no stock out within assigned territories
  • Obtain list of SIM distribution by Trade Partners from Distributor Account Executives on an ongoing basis and report weekly
  • Obtain and record info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) and report weekly / monthly.
  • Advice RSMs if there is need for focussed activity in territory to help move stock – As appropriate
  • Provide training on site to Increase product knowledge
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Ensure info from DAE on TPs product distribution is confirmed and relevant Sub Dealers followed up and provide weekly / monthly report
  • Confirm that sub dealers and dealer branches are contacted and stock receipt / movement verified – Produce weekly report
  • Ensure areas in your territory without adequate TP or sub dealer presence is filled by encouraging TP or sub dealers to move into area.
  • Build relationship between lower and upper levels (i.e. between Authorize distributors and sub dealers), Support Trade partners and Sub dealers and link subs, retailers etc to Trade Partners and help nurture the relationship
  • Resolve all issues/queries with regards to activations, products and promotions
  • Ensure collaboration between sub subs, retailers etc to TPs and help nurture the relationship and increase RRP
  • Gather market information and provide feedback to management
  • Manage events and promos, generate sub-dealer specific promo specification and perform post-promo evaluation
  • Provide weekly/monthly sales activity report, market intelligence report and initial report to Field Service Engineers on state of network in territory
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.
  • Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions in line with MTN’s VB and values.
  • Ensure all visited outlets give info on where, when, price etc. of products and provide weekly report
  • Query all products in channel older than 30 days from date of purchase and make report to the business on all such stock weekly
  • Target 65% space within each outlet (Trade marketing team will measure)
  • Support all identified outlets with 100% merchandizing as appropriate and defined.
  • Ensure 100% POS Distribution to all channels of distribution within 14 days of release
  • Ensure 100% replacement of expired, damaged or obsolete materials within territory and 100% removal of obsolete materials and messages
  • Obtain info on stocking from ALL visited outlets in territory (where from, when, price, where to & why still pending >30days) – Record and report weekly / monthly.
  • Monitor and report back on network quality and other sales impacting indices in territory covered
  • Ensure call cycle time of 8-10 visit a day per territory or as business requires
  • Identify, classify and support all players in channels of distribution and ensure weekly / monthly database update
  • Ensure MTN product availability in channel is >95% at all times and provide weekly product availability report of all visited outlets during call cycles
  • Ensure information from Distributor Account Executive on Trade Partners product distribution is confirmed and relevant Sub Dealers followed up and provide weekly / monthly report
Experience & Training
Education:
  • First degree preferably in Social Sciences
  • Fluent in English
Experience:
  • 1-3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience working with others
  • Experience working in a medium organization
  • Sales & Marketing experience in a fast moving consumer goods environment
Minimum Qualification
  • B.Sc., B.Tech, B.A or HND
Job Condition
  • Tool of trade vehicle provided
  • A valid drivers license (Extensive local travel)
  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • Open plan office
  • May be required to work extended hours / weekends
  • Work is carried out mostly in the field

Application Deadline 19th September, 2019.
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Looking for an internship opportunity to kick-start a great career? Here’s your chance. #FCMBFlexxtern is an initiative by leading financial institution, First City Monument Bank, in partnership with other prestigious organizations in Nigeria.
Are you a fresh graduate between the ages of 18-25? Young, smart and still job hunting? You’re in luck! Here’s an opportunity to get hands-on work experience and mentorship through the #FCMBFlexxtern 3-month paid internship – yes, PAID!

How to Participate
Participants can submit an entry into any of three (3) broad categories:
  1. Upload a 45-second video to YouTube with the hashtag #FCMBFlexxtern telling us why you deserve to be one of the FCMB Flexxterns.
  2. Click on Participate, fill the registration form and include the link to your YouTube video.
  3. Share the link to your entry and invite your friends to vote for you.
Prize
  • 3-month paid internship for 30 winners.
  • FREE 1-day career training session for 30 contestants, with Certificates of Participation.
For More Information:

ABSU List of Successful JUPEB Candidates For 2019/2020 Session
ABSU List of successful JUPEB candidates who have gained admission into the degree programmes of the university for the 2019/2020 academic session has been released. Candidates can proceed to check thier admission status.

The list has been made available on the school's notice board. Candidates can equally check it online via the procedure below;

How to Check ABSU JUPEB to Degree Admission List.
  1. Visit: https://portal.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng/Applicant/Admission/CheckStatus.
  2. Enter your JUPEB Application Number in the required column.
  3. Click on "Login" to view your ABSU JUPEB admission status.
Congratulations to all the candidates that made it to ABSU JUPEB admission list.
Augustine University Academic Calendar, 2019/2020

The Augustine University Academic Calendar forbthe 2019/2020 session has been published. All regular degree students as well as JUPEB students of the universiy are hereby informed that the academic events for the 2019/2020 session will run as indicated below;

Augustine University Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Session

A. Undergraduate (Degree)
DATES PROGRAMME OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Tues.24-Fri.27 September, 2019 Staff Retreat
Wed.02 October, 2019 Arrival of Returning/Direct Entry Students
Thur.03-Fri.04 October, 2019 Orientation/Registration
Mon.07 October, 2019 First Semester lectures begin for 200 level to 400 level Students
Mon.14 October, 2019 Arrival of 100 level Students
Tue.15-Fri.18 October, 2019 Orientation/Course Registration for 100 level Students
Mon.21 October, 2019 First Semester lectures begin for100 level Students
Thur.24 October, 2019 Maiden Convocation Ceremony
Thurs.31 October, 2019 38th Senate Meeting
Thur.28 November, 2019 39th Senate Meeting
Sun.15 December 2019 – Sun.5 January 2020 Christmas Break
Sun.5 January 2020 Arrival of All Students on Campus
Mon.6 January 2020 First Semester lectures continue for all Students
Thur.30 January, 2019 40th Senate Meeting
Fri.31 January 2020 (14 weeks) End of First Semester lectures for 200 to 400 level Students
Mon.03-Fri 07 February, 2020 (15th week) Revision week for 200 to 400 level Students
Fri.14 February, 2020 (14 weeks) End of lectures for 100 level Students
Mon.10-Fri. 21 February, 2020 First Semester Examinations for 200 to 400 level Students
Mon.17-Fri. 21 February, 2020(15th week) Revision week for 100 level Students
Thur.20 February, 2020 Matriculation Ceremony
Mon 24 February-Fri. 06 March 2020 First Semester Examinations for 100 level Students
Thur. 27 February, 2020 41stSenate Meeting
Thurs.19 March 2020 42nd Senate Meeting for consideration of First Semester Results
Mon.09-Sun 29 March 2020 End of First Semester/Mid-session Break
Mon. 30 March 2020 Second Semester lectures begins for all students
Thur.30 April, 2020 43rd Senate Meeting
Thurs.28 May, 2020 44th Senate Meeting
Thurs.25 June, 2020 45th Senate Meeting
Fri.03 July, 2020 (14th week) End of Second Semester Lectures
Mon.06-Fri.10 July 2020 (15th week) Revision Week
Mon.13-Fri.24 July 2020 Second Semester Examinations
Thurs. 30 July, 2020 46th Senate Meeting
Thur.13 August, 2020 47th Senate Meeting for consideration of Second Semester Results/End of Session

NOTE
Fri.01 November, 2019 All Saints Day
Sat. 02 November, 2019 All Souls Day
Sun.08 December, 2019 Immaculate Conception
Fri.13-Sun.15 December, 2019 Mid-Semester Spiritual Retreat
Sun.15 December, 2019 Christmas Carols/End of year break
Wed.26 February,2020 Ash Wednesday
Thurs.19 March,2020 Solemnity of St. Joseph
Fri. 10 April, 2020 Good Friday
Mon.13 April, 2020 Easter Monday
Fri.15-Sun.17 May, 2020 Mid-Semester Spiritual Retreat
Mon. 18-Sun. 24 May, 2020 Proposed Students’ Week
Thurs. 21 May, 2020 Ascension Day
Mon. 29 June, 2020 Solemnity of SS Peter and Paul
Sat. 15 August, 2020 Solemnity of the Assumption
Fri. 28 August, 2020 Feast of Patron Saint, St. Augustine of Hippo

JUPEB
DATES PROGRAMME OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th September, 2019 Staff retreat programme
Monday 30th September, 2019 Resumption of JUPEB Students
Wed. 2nd October – Friday 4th October, 2019 Orientation/Registration (JUPEB students)
Monday 7th October, 2019 First Semester lectures begin for JUPEB students
Wednesday 30th October, 2019 First Semester (CAT) I
Monday 9th December, 2019 First Semester (CAT) II
Sunday 15th Dec. 2019 – Sunday 5th Jan. 2020 Christmas and New Year Break
Sunday 5th January, 2020 Return of JUPEB Students from Break
Monday 6th – Friday 10th January, 2020 Revision for 1st Semester Lectures
13th – 17th January, 2020 1st Semester Examination
20th Jan-25th Jan, 2020 Marking/Compilation and Processing of Results
20th Jan-31st Jan, 2020 Inter semester Break
3rd Feb, 2020 Second Semester Lectures Commences
4th March, 2020 Second Semester (CAT) III
9th April, 2020 Second Semester lectures ends
21st – 26th April, 2020 Revision for Second Semester Examination
29th April, 2020 Second Semester (CAT) IV
11th – 15th May, 2020 Second Semester &MOCK JUPEB Examinations
18th May – 22th May, 2020 Marking/Compilation and Processing of Results
18th May – 24th May, 2020 Mid-Semester Break
Sunday 24th May, 2020 Resumption from Mid-Semester Break
25th May – 5th June, 2020 Revision for JUPEB Examination
7th june – 21st June, 2020 JUPEB Examination (External Examination)
22nd June, 2020 End of JUPEB Session
August, 2020 Release of JUPEB Results (External)
 
DELSU Final Pre-degree Results For 2019/2020 Session

DELSU Final Predegree results have been released. All candidates who went through the Pre-degree programme of the Delta State University, Abraka in the 2018/2019 session are hereby directed to proceed to check their results.

The results can be accessed online. Candidates are to follow the procedure below to check their results;

Steps to Check DELSU Pre-Degree Results 2019/2020
1. Kindly log on to DELSU pre-degree result checking portal via http://delsu.edu.ng/printpdresult.aspx.
2. Enter your registration number in the required column.
3. Click on Print button to access your DELSU pre-degree result.
Goodluck!
 DELSU Postgraduate Admission Form for 2019/2020 Academic Session (Updated)

Latest Update: DELSU Postgraduate Qualifying Exam holds September 21st, 2019.

The management of Delta State University (DELSU) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into its postgraduate programmes (Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Masters, Academic Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees) for the 2019/2020 academic session.

eneral Requirements for DELSU Postgraduate Admission
  • Candidates for postgraduate studies must have a degree or its equivalent from a Senate- recognized institution. They must have also obtained at least five (5) credit passes including English Language and Mathematics in WASC, NECO, GCE (Ordinary Level), or NABTEB at not more than two sittings. Pass in English or Mathematics is not acceptable. Also, ACE and TC II are not acceptable. (No equivalent to WASC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB). Please note that there will be no waiver for anybody seeking admission into any of the programmes.
  • A candidate applying for Ph.D. in any programme must have obtained at least a weighted average score of 60% overall.
  • Candidates applying for academic Master Degree (M.Sc., M.Ed., M.A. and LL.M.)must be holders of bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least “Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate
  • Candidates applying for professional Master Degree must be holders of Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline from Delta State University, Abraka or any other accredited university with at least a Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree recognized by Senate or a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit from a Senate-recognized polytechnic.
  • Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from the Delta State University or any other accredited university with at least a “Third Class Honours” degree or a HND (Lower Credit) recognized by Senate.
  • Candidates for Masters and Ph.D programmes would be required to write a qualifying examination on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.
How to Apply for DELSU Postgraduate Admission.
Candidates are required to visit www.delsuonline.com and complete the Delta State University, Abraka 2019/2020 PG Admission Form online and to also generate an application virtual pin of N31.000.00 (thirty-one thousand naira) only. Sales of forms start on April 02, 2019. Payment should be made at any of the following designated banks:
  • UBA,
  • Zenith Bank,
  • Unity Bank,
  • Fidelity Bank.
The Closing date for the sale of DELSU postgraduate forms will be July 31, 2019.
Note: All applicants must submit photocopies of the following documents:
  1. 2 Hard copies of downloaded Application Form
  2. Transcript of all previous qualifications obtained
  3. WASC; NECO; GCE or NABTEB Certificate (not TC II)
  4. NYSC Certificate or Exemption or Exclusion Certificate obtained from NYSC Office only
  5. A 3–5 page research proposal indicating area of research interest (for Ph.D. candidates)
  6. Candidates are advised to read the instructions on the home page of the Website delsuonline.com before completing the Application Form.
Candidates should submit the hard copies of their applications along with other relevant documents to the Secretary, Postgraduate School, Delta State University, Abraka personally or through courier services on or before August 23, 2019.
List of those offered provisional admission into any programme will be published in the Postgraduate School at Abraka Campus. Screening of provisionally admitted candidates and payment of fees will commence immediately thereafter and end on Monday, September 30, 2019.
DELSU Postgraduate Courses.
REGULAR PROGRAMMES
  1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
    • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
      • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Extension
    • Department of Animal Science
      • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Animal Science
    • Department of Fisheries
      • PGD,M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Fisheries
    • Department of Forestry and Wildlife
      • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Forestry
    • Department of Agronomy
      • PGD, Professional Master,M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Crops Science, Crop Protection and Soil Science
  2. FACULTY OF ARTS
    • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
      • MFA in the following areas:Graphics, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textile Design M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History
      • Ph.D. Studio Art degree in: Ceramics, Graphics, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles
    • Department of History
      • M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History
    • Department of Music
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDM); M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music
    • Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy
      • M.A./Ph.D. degrees in Religious Studies with specializations in:
        • Old Testament Studies New T estament Studies
        • Church History – Sociology/Philosophy of Religion
        • African Traditional Religions Christian Theology Sociology of Religion Physiology of Religion
    • Department of Theatre Arts
      • M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre Arts
    • Department of Languages and Linguistics
      • M.A. degree programmes in:
        • French language and Linguistics;
        • Literature in French; and Translation.
        • Ph.D French
    • Department of English & Literary Studies
      • MA and Ph.D degrees in:
        • Languages
        • Literature
  3. FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
    • Department of Physiology
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physiology
    • Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy
  4. FACULTY OF EDUCATION
    • Department of Educational Management and Foundations
      • M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in: Educational Administration; Higher Education Administration; and Educational Planning
    • Department of Guidance and Counselling
      • M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in: Guidance and Counselling; Measurement and Evaluation
    • Department of Library and Information Science
      • PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science
    • Department of Science Education
      • M.Ed and Ph.D in Science Education – Biology,Chemistry and Mathematics.
      • M.Ed and Ph.D in Curriculum Studies
    • Department of Social Science Education
      • M.Sc. (Ed.) and Ph.D. programmes in Social Studies Education
    • Department of Vocational Education
      • M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Education M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Home Economics
    • Department of Technical Education
      • M.Sc. (Ed.) Industrial Technology Education
    • Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
      • M.Ed. and Ph.D. in: Human Kinetics Education; Exercise Physiology and Sports Science; Sports Management; and Health Education.
    • POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES IN INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Education (PGDBE) and
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management (PGDEM)
  5. FACULTY OF LAW
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.); Master Degree in Law and Diplomacy (MLD) and Ph.D. in Law
  6. FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
    • Department of Business Administration and Marketing
      • Postgraduate Diploma(PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) andM.Sc.in Marketing
  7. FACULTY OF SCIENCE
    • Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
      • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Animal and Environmental Biology
    • Department of Biochemistry
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry
    • Department of Chemistry
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry with specialization in:Analytical/Environmental Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; and Industrial Chemistry
    • Department of Geology
      • M.Sc. in Geology with specializations in:
        • Engineering Geology/Environmental Geology/Hydrogeology; Petroleum Geology; and Mineral Exploration
    • Department of Mathematics
      • M.Sc. Mathematics M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics Ph.D Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics with specializations in: Geophysics, Solid State Physics, Radiation & Health Physics, and Theoretical Physics
    • Department of Microbiology
      • M.Sc and Ph.D programme in Microbiology with specializations in: Environmental Microbiology, Food and Industrial Microbiology.
    • Department of Computer Science
      • PGD, M.Sc in Computer Science
  8. FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
    • Business Administration
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D Business Administration
    • Department of Economics
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics
    • Department of Geography and Regional Planning
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geography and Regional Planning
    • Department of Mass Communication
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Mass Communication
    • Department of Political Science
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science PGD, M.Sc and Ph.D. in Public Administration
    • Department of Sociology
      • M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Sociology
WEEKEND PROGRAMMES
  • FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
    • Business Administration
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA)
      • Professional Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
      • Department of Economics
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics (PGDPE)
      • Professional Master Degree in Energy and Petroleum Economics (MEPE)
    • Department of Mass Communication
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Management (PGDCM)
      • Professional Master Degree in Communication Management (MCM)
    • Department of Sociology
      • Master in Crime Control (MCC)

The All Blacks have been more than happy to stop for fan photographs, but one superstar in their hotel was not so obliging.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has checked into the Hilton Conrad on a promotional trip, but his entourage of security guards have quickly ushered away anyone looking for a quick snap.

Mayweather has been in full showman mode, wearing sparkling jewellery and with glamorous women by his side. New Zealand's Beauden Barrett said: 'A few of the boys have seen him. The guys were in awe when they spotted him!'

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has checked into the Hilton Conrad at the same time as the All Blacks
Boxer Floyd Mayweather has checked into the Hilton Conrad at the same time as the All Blacks 

  •  Football legend Diego Maradona paid a surprise visit to Argentina's changing room during the 2015 rugby World Cup and the Pumas are hoping he will follow them to Japan. Hooker Julian Montoya said: 'Maybe he will come out and have some sushi!'

  • A British Armed Forces rugby team have been given a dressing down after nearly causing a diplomatic incident by visiting a Japanese shrine that honours executed war criminals.

  • The Yasukuni shrine treats war dead as Shinto gods, and has a museum whose exhibits include a locomotive from the Burma 'Death Railway', where thousands of Allied PoWs died.

The UK Armed Forces team quickly removed their online social media post about the visit
The UK Armed Forces team quickly removed their online social media post about the visit 

The UK Armed Forces team quickly removed their social media post about the visit after Paul Madden, the British ambassador, had words.

'It was very, very naive,' a team organiser said. 'We've been told not to visit any more shrines, just in case.
Deontay Wilder says the cuts sustained by Tyson Fury during his win over Otto Wallin were two of the worst he's ever seen and vowed to do him more damage in their rematch.

Fury suffered a cut in the third round of Saturday's contest in Las Vegas, which opened up a wound on his eyelid, before picking up a second cut on his eyebrow later on in the bout.

The 31-year-old was fortunate the fight wasn't stopped by the ringside doctor as blood poured from his wounds throughout the 12 rounds, as he held on to secure a convincing points win.

Fury sustained cuts on his eyelid and eyebrow which saw blood pour from his wounds 
Fury sustained cuts on his eyelid and eyebrow which saw blood pour from his wounds  

Since the fight, Fury has required scores of stitches to close both cuts and could need plastic surgery to ensure a full recovery, leading to fears his proposed rematch with Wilder in February could be delayed.

Wilder watched Fury's fight and offered no sympathy to his rival, instead promising to cause him significant damage and reopen his wounds when the pair meet again.

'He's very vulnerable. When he gets hit on the chin, it's a wrap,' he told Thaboxingvoice.

Fury's cuts could put his proposed rematch with Deontay Wilder in February in doubt
 Fury's cuts could put his proposed rematch with Deontay Wilder in February in doubt

Fury and Wilder's rematch has been scheduled for February, providing Fury recovers in time 
Fury and Wilder's rematch has been scheduled for February, providing Fury recovers in time

'Otto Wallin was doing a great job up to that point, especially when he cut him over the eye. I was telling, I thought he was going to get a stoppage. It looked like it was three inches wide and two inches deep.

'That's the worst cut besides the Klitschko and Lennox fight. That was the worst cut I've seen in my life.'

Fury and Wilder's first fight in December 2018 ended in a draw at the end of a thrilling contest which saw the 'Bronze Bomber' knock the 'Gypsy King' down twice.

Fury showed incredible fortitude to rise from the canvas on both occasions, particularly in the 12th round when it appeared he had been knocked out before rising to his feet and dominating the rest of the stanza.

A rematch between the pair has at last been scheduled for February 22nd and Wilder says even the best surgeons in the world won't be able to stop him from causing the heavyweight more damage.

 'I can't wait. I hope they heal well, and I can't wait to see Mr Fury.

'That's not my problem if he's ready or not. He signed the contract. That's his problem. He better get ready.

'No matter what he does, when he fights me, it's [the cut] is going to open right back up.

'I'm going to pop it right back open. He can get plastic surgery, duck tape or staples, Super Glu or Hot Glu, Cement Glu. S***, he can go get some of that Flex Glu. It ain't even going to matter.'

Rio Ferdinand fears that Eden Hazard has joined Real Madrid with the club on the decline.

Real were thumped 3-0 in a desperately poor showing against PSG on Wednesday night in their Champions League opener.

Zinedine Zidane's side looked a shadow of their former selves and Hazard, who joined from Chelsea for £130million, was largely anonymous.

Eden Hazard may have joined Real Madrid with the club on the decline, fears Rio Ferdinand
Eden Hazard may have joined Real Madrid with the club on the decline, fears Rio Ferdinand

The Belgian struggled to get into the game during the 3-0 defeat by PSG on Wednesday
The Belgian struggled to get into the game during the 3-0 defeat by PSG on Wednesday  

Two goals from Angel Di Maria against his old side, followed by a late Thomas Meunier effort, consigned Real to an abject defeat.

There are serious question marks about the work ethic of the squad and their former aura is wearing thin.

In the BT Sport studio, Rio Ferdinand had his say and is fearful that Hazard's move to the Spanish giants has been timed poorly.

He said: 'When you go to a new club, especially the size of Real Madrid, you have to earn the right to be the man who gets all the ball.

'He's got to do something in the training games, in the actual games that he plays.

Ferdinand thinks the Real Madrid squad are ageing and lack sharpness in their approach
Ferdinand thinks the Real Madrid squad are ageing and lack sharpness in their approach  

'I'm fearful for him that he's gone there at the wrong time.

'This is a team that's ageing, they're not on their way up, they've not got much spark about them at the moment. That is going to affect him and reflect badly on him in the long term.'

And Peter Crouch agreed that Hazard himself must do more to command the ball rather than simply expect it.  

'Hazard at Chelsea was one of the top five players in the world but watching him tonight he didn't look it. At Chelsea he was the main man and everyone was giving him the ball from everywhere. He won't get that at Madrid until he earns it.'

Manchester United will reportedly offer Paul Pogba a new and improved contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to remain at Old Trafford.

Pogba appeared set to leave United this summer after revealing he wanted a new challenge in July, resulting in interest from Real Madrid.

However, Madrid didn't make a bid for the Frenchman and with the transfer window now shut United are keen to tie the 26-year-old down to a new deal.

Paul Pogba looks on during Manchester United's training session on Wednesday morning
Paul Pogba looks on during Manchester United's training session on Wednesday morning

United will reportedly try and convince Pogba to stay with a new and improved contract
 Pogba will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season – but United retain the option of a further 12 months.

However, the Evening Standard claim the Red Devils are unwilling to risk letting their record signing move within a year of becoming a free agent and will try and tempt him with a significant pay rise.

United could face a battle to convince the player to stay, however, with Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and brother Mathias continuing to cast doubts over his future.

On Tuesday, Pogba's brother said it is common knowledge that Zinedine Zidane is a huge admirer of the Manchester United midfielder. 

James Maddison grabbed the chance for a photo with hip-hop legend Jay-Z at an event for sportswear giant Puma.

The Leicester star looked delighted at a chance to pose with Beyonce's husband, who was decked out in tracksuit and hat for the occasion.

Leicester took the chance to share the snap, joking: 'James Maddison with a fan'.

View image on Twitter

Maddison also shared more photos with the rapper, adding the caption: 'An inspiring, humble, top guy. Great to meet you Jay. Blessed.'

The youngster has enjoyed an impressive start to the season for Leicester, contributing two assists in five games.

The playmaker also received a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad, although he is yet to make his senior debut. 

Maddison shared a number of other snaps taken with the hip-hop superstar
Maddison shared a number of other snaps taken with the hip-hop superstar


Manchester United have agreed a new contract with centre-back Victor Lindelof to double his wages and tie the defender to the club until at least 2024.

The deal will increase his salary from £60,000 per week to around £150,000 per week, while club also have an option to extend the Sweden international's contract by a further year.

The defender had attracted interest from La Liga club Barcelona, but has reaffirmed his commitment to the Old Trafford side.

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has signed a new contract until at least 2024
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has signed a new contract until at least 2024

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses with centre-back after agreeing a deal
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poses with centre-back after agreeing a deal

The defender has started all of Manchester United's Premier League games this season


The defender joined the club in 2017 and has made 74 appearances to date, appearing in every match so far this season alongside new signing Harry Maguire.

Lindelof told the club website: 'Since the day I arrived at United it has felt like home. I have grown significantly both as a player and as a person in the last two years and for that I am grateful to everyone at the club for their help and support.

'I love playing football and my aim now is to help the team to win trophies and repay the fans for their unrivalled support.

'I know that everyone at the club shares this vision and will give everything to get Manchester United back to where it belongs.

'I'm still young and know I can improve further but with the help of the boss and his coaching staff, I believe that only good things are ahead for this great club.' 

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and team-mate Marcelo Brozovic had to be separated by Alexis Sanchez after a row erupted in the dressing room following the Italian side's performance against Slavia Prague.

The former Manchester United striker is said to have criticised his team-mate's inability to follow Antonio Conte's tactics and infuriated midfielder Brozovic by accusing the Croatian of losing possession on too many occasions during the 1-1 Champions League draw.

The conversation between Lukaku and Brozovic started in a calm manner in the Inter changing room before tensions reached boiling point as the midfielder responded to the Belgian's criticism, pointing out a missed opportunity in front of goal.

Romelu Lukaku was said to have been frustrated with Inter's performance on Tuesday night

Romelu Lukaku was said to have been frustrated with Inter's performance on Tuesday night

Marcelo Brozovic was angered by Lukaku's claims that Inter players weren't following orders

Marcelo Brozovic was angered by Lukaku's claims that Inter players weren't following orders

Harsh words were shared between the pair as they came face-to-face before Sanchez stepped in to keep the peace and stand up for his friend and fellow striker Lukaku. The ex-United men formed a close bond during their time at Old Trafford and have continued that friendship in Italy.

Although Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic stepped in on behalf of Brozovic, the Croatian is said to be missing his compatriot and ally Ivan Perisic who moved to Bayern Munich on loan last summer and would usually support him during any controversy.

Antonio Conte's way of management often creates an air of high tension and adrenaline among his players and he likes his squad to feel 'under stress' but the former Chelsea boss was left extremely angry by the dispute.  

Alexis Sanchez stepped in to try and keep the peace between Lukaku and Brozovic

He has already spoken to club chief Giuseppe Marotta to ask him to deal with the situation behind closed doors. Conte may even consider dropping Brozovic such is his loyalty to new £73million signing Lukaku.

The reports will provide added motivation for arch rivals AC Milan, ahead of this weekend's Derby di Milano.

Inter have started their season unbeaten in Serie A while Milan sit on seventh in the league after a mixed start.  

Monday, September 16, 2019

   
  • Tyson Fury defeated Swedish fighter Otto Wallin in heavyweight bout in Vegas 
  • Fury was admitted to hospital after taking a nasty cut just above the right eye 
  • Despite the gruesome injury, the Gypsy King battled through to win on point
Tyson Fury salvaged his $100million fight — and, according to his father, his career — by fighting through the curtain of blood billowing across one of his eyes on a rough-house Saturday night out in Sin City.

John Fury is demanding that his son sacks his entire team, vaunted trainer Ben Davison included, after the partially-blinded Tyson was taken the punishing distance by Sweden’s unheralded, albeit underestimated, Otto Wallin.

Had he not made it through a staggering final round, Fury’s money-laden February 22 rematch of his epic draw with Deontay Wilder would have been gone the way of the seepage from one machete-like wound above his right eye and a secondary slicing of the adjacent eyelid, which turned his white shorts crimson.

A close up shot of Tyson Fury's gruesome gash above his right eye was posted to Instagram 

Fury Snr, while praising his boy for courageously soldiering on to a unanimous-decision victory after being cut in the third round, was as brutal as the fight itself in assessing Tyson’s condition, preparation and performance.

‘One of the other top heavyweights would have ended his career if he boxed like that,’ he said. As Tyson went to hospital for 47 stitches for the two gashes, perhaps needing plastic surgery, he added: ‘I have the same worry about the cuts.’

Greater damage would have been done already had the fight been stopped, since the major injury was inflicted by a punch rather than a clash of heads and the result would have been defeat.

John Fury has no doubt who would have been to blame. Davison is much praised for turning Tyson away from a ballooning binge-and-booze lifestyle into a dedicated professional, but John suspects the focus has been on losing weight and looking good rather than fighting big.

The blood from the cut resulted in the 31-year-old being taken to hospital after the fight

He described Tyson as ‘weak as a kitten’ in the ring against Wallin, who absorbed all Fury could throw at him as he realised the urgency to find an early finish in case the fight was stopped.

It nearly was. Three times referee Tony Weekes paused the brawling to seek medical advice.

Frank Warren, Fury’s co-promoter, said: ‘Of course I was worried it might be called off. It was a 50-50 chance that would happen. A different doctor might well have stopped it. I can’t remember when another boxer with a cut that horrific was allowed to fight on for so many rounds.’

Warren also disagreed with Fury’s father on the performance: ‘He could hardly see out of his right eye. It was very gallant to keep going and if he had not been partially unsighted I think he would have knocked Wallin out.’

 Fury Snr was sceptical: ‘That wasn’t my son in there. Something went badly wrong in this training camp. I could see it coming.’ Dad was forgiving only of the Mexican under-trainer who worked on the wounds. Although there appeared to be an issue in that area also, with no experienced cuts man in the corner.

All of which begs the question of why Fury was so troubled by a moderate fighter, albeit that Wallin was an improvement on Germany’s Tom Schwarz, despatched in two rounds here in June.

That was your classic interim fight to sell Fury to America before a big world title battle with Wilder. This one became one of the most punishing marketing exercises of all time, albeit a thriller.

That could well be the case, also, when Wilder takes on the far more dangerous Luis Ortiz in November. ‘Why are they taking such a big risk?’ asked Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum. ‘Especially after watching what happened here.’

Fury was slammed by his father John, who said it was his son's worst performance in the ring

Wilder will be less inclined to veer away from Fury after this. In particular the 12th round, when he tired from the exertions which had taken him to the brink of knocking out Wallin a few times and was sent reeling to the precipice of a stoppage himself.

Fury’s injuries have scotched all thoughts of another outing in New York in December. A needed break should heal the wounds. It will also require him to adjust from his recent devotion to training, which he credits for enabling him to conquer the chronic depression which almost ruined his life, never mind his career.

No right-minded human will wish him anything but well in that endeavour. Few will fail to applaud the heart which took him through the red mists in his corner of this famous Strip. Whether that will be enough to fend off Wilder the killer puncher is a matter for him, his father and whoever his team may be in the new year.

Fury had kept the 8,249 crowd at a half-empty T-Mobile Arena in stitches in the build-up with his attempts at speaking Spanish.

Come the other side of midnight the stitches, although mercifully not the joke, were on him.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will miss their Champions League group stage opener against Valencia on Tuesday.




Lampard revealed N'Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi are 'fit, but not match fit', and so will not feature against the La Liga side.

Tammy Abraham thrust himself further into the spotlight with a hat-trick at Wolves which lifted him to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts, but the youngster's form has come as no surprise to Lampard.

'I never had clear expectations for him apart from the fact that I believed in him and trusted him,' he said



'I know a lot was made of the (transfer) ban giving opportunities for young players. But I thought now was his time.'

As for the possibility of England missing out on Abraham should he opt to play for Nigeria, Lampard added: 'That's not a question for me.

'He has put himself in a bracket by being a top scorer in England. It is one for Gareth (Southgate) but it is clear Tammy will be wanted.'

Marco Reus said Monday that he would be glad that Messi could play against his team in the Champions League, after recovering from his injury, adding that everyone knows that the player of Barca “is the best in the world”.



“ I'd be glad he could play. It is clear that Barcelona is better with him because as everyone knows Messi is the best in the world,” Reus said at the pre-match press conference.

However, Reus pointed out that although he and his teammates are happy to face Barcelona because they always want to play against the best in the world, the key tomorrow is to be focused on their own performance.

“ We don't have to think about Barcelona but about ourselves. Of course, we are always happy to play against the best but the key now is that there are three points at stake and we want to win them.”

Antonio Conte claims Barcelona "won't be happy to face Inter" in the Champions League group stage this season.



Inter and Barca have again been drawn together, following on from last season, when the Nerazzurri lost 2-0 at Camp Nou but held the Spanish champions to a 1-1 draw on home soil.

“We want to make our fans proud, playing a type of football that excites them and with which they can identify themselves,” Conte told UEFA’s official website.

“It’s difficult to set objectives, so we’ll see along the way. The important thing is to give 110 percent and have no regrets.

“I know how difficult it is to win the Champions League and I know how painful it is to lose a Final.

“It’s a competition in which one incident, like a shot that goes in or bounces away after hitting the post, can change everything.

“There are many factors to consider, such as form, suspensions and the fixture list. Having Barcelona in our group will be fascinating.

“It’ll be a game that pushes us to give our best. I also believe they won’t be happy to face Inter.

“Facing the big teams will be the best way for us to see where we are.”

Frank Lampard says Tammy Abraham would have gotten a chance in the Chelsea first-team this season, irrespective of the club's transfer ban.



Abraham took his tally to seven goals in three games with a hat-trick in Saturday's win at Wolves, which lifted him to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Lampard says the 21-year-old is not exceeding expectations, however, and believes there is plenty more to come from the striker.

"I never had clear expectations for him, only the fact that I believed in him and trusted him," said the Chelsea boss.

"I know a lot has been made of the ban, giving young players potential opportunities, but I felt the time was right for Tammy to have his opportunity at this club anyway, because of the quality he has got.

"I'm really delighted he has got his goals, I think there's even more to come. He's in a good place that requires him to sustain and improve even more. With his mentality, I hope to see that."

Chelsea will face Valencia in UCL this week! Are you ready, Blues fans?




Imagine what Messi & Suarez are talking about and write down your lines in the comment section.



The highly-rated RB Leipzig forward only signed a new deal last month but that has not stopped speculation linking him with a big-money move next year



Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack believes Bayern Munich will renew their interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner next summer.

Ballack, though, believes Werner is likely to move on sooner rather than later, with Bayern likely to be at the front of the queue for his services.

The 42-year-old, who made 157 appearances for Bayern between 2002 and 2006, told TZ: ""He has expressed his gratitude to Leipzig with his contract extension. But I think next year a switch to Bayern could be on again.”

Speaking after putting pen-to-paper on his new deal last month Werner said he “didn’t exclude anything” when asked about the possibility of moving abroad in the future, though he was keen to stress his commitment to Leipzig in the short term.

Werner has developed into one of Germany’s most feared strikers since making his debut as a 17-year-old for Stuttgart in 2013.

Skipper Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool are 'hungry for more' success in Europe as they look to avenge last season's defeat by Napoli.



Henderson admits that result hurt the Liverpool squad and felt it played a part in them going on to lift the trophy.

He said: 'When we came here last year we didn't perform very well, at all, I'm sure the manager will tell you that.

'I can remember analysis after that game and I think we improved a lot since that game and we used that game to improve a lot.

'Hopefully tomorrow night will be a different story, the performance level is much better and if that's the case then we have a better chance to win of course.

'It will still be a tough challenge because Napoli are a good side.'


Gary Neville has slammed Manchester City's John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi and believes the champions will struggle to retain the title with their current centre-half partnership.



Pep Guardiola's men fell to a shock 3-2 defeat at Norwich at the weekend, in which the visitors' defensive deficiencies were horribly exposed by the Premier League newcomers.

When questioned about the lapse defending before the second goal, Carragher said: 'He (Stones) doesn't focus. He has to see that danger, and he has to sprint there.

'He doesn't, he ambles across. Otamendi dives in, he's done it all his career and that's why he will never be good enough for Man City.'



The hosts' third, and ultimately crucial goal, had come as a result of the maligned Argentine being robbed of the ball after attempting to play out from the back.

But ex-Liverpool stalwart Carragher believes that Stones is now also embroiled in a battle to salvage his career with the top-flight giants.

'They've been heavily criticized,' Carragher added. 'Stones in the next four of five months is fighting for his Man City career, in that if it doesn't go well for him they'll go and buy someone.

'At the moment I think Guardiola doesn't want to play them together, but he's got no choice.'



The Spanish tactician has seen his defensive ranks crippled by Aymeric Laporte's long-term injury. The French star was stretched off in City's 4-0 victory against Brighton, having damaged cartilage and the lateral meniscus in his right knee.

City had also opted not to further recruit after skipper Vincent Kompany's departure to Anderlecht in the summer.

Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions the English weather will have an impact on whether or not the Liverpool boss extends his Anfield contract.



Klopp's agent Marc Kosicke caused something of a stir on Tuesday in an interview with German website Sporx when he joked that the adverse conditions on Merseyside will play a part in the Reds manager's long-term thinking.

"One has to wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change also brings better weather to England or only to Germany," said Kosicke.

The Reds boss has previously bemoaned the weather at times during his Anfield tenure, but swatted away suggestions Kosicke's comments were to be taken seriously.

Klopp stated his representative was merely making light of a question over his contract with the European champions and laughed off talk about the climate problems in England.

He said: "I think he wanted to make a joke! But now I have to be serious because I could make a lot of jokes about the weather, especially when I am sweating like crazy (in Napoli's media room).

"It was German humour and no-one got it. The weather was never a big thing for me to make a decision or choose a city. The weather in Liverpool is not always nice, especially in winter, but in March and September, it is nicer than you would imagine.

"I came in October 2015 and and you could sing a song 'Don't move to Liverpool in October' and until March, for five months, it was not too cool and it was harsh.

"I spoke about the weather a few times, but it was the wind which has had an affect on football, but that is not allowed in England as well, but it is not a reason for me to leave the country.

"I am completely fine with the weather in Liverpool. It's pretty much the opposite of this room right now! So I enjoy it quite often actually.

"There was nothing in that story. [Kosicke's comment] was a proper bomb and people jumped on it. He is my agent and a friend and friends can say what they like and no one got his joke, that's how it is."

Klopp is currently contracted until 2022 with the Champions League holders.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the club to continue buying British players with a massive summer of spending next year - according to reports.



 United bought Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bisakka in the summer and all three players have made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is keen to replicate the success of buying homegrown talent next summer and will urge the club to target both Jadon Sancho and James Maddison according to ESPN.

Sancho has emerged as one of the world's brightest talents after leaving Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund, lighting up the Bundesliga with some exceptional performances.

The report states United have not been put off by the 19-year-old improving his contract with the German side.

On the other hand, the Reds expect Leicester City to value Maddison between £70m and £80m.

The 22-year-old is a key player for the Foxes, but United want him to bolster their options in the engine room.

Also on Solskjaer's shortlist is Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. Longstaff is seen as the perfect man to add depth to the United engine room while Wilson would add some much needed firepower to their forward line.

Stoke City defender Nathan Collins is also a target.

Elsewhere, Italian champions Juventus are lining up a move for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The Serb started against Leicester on the weekend but has publicly stated his desire to start playing regular football.

Juventus are interested in signing him on a free next summer as well as AC Milan, Inter and Borussia Dortmund according to Calcio Mercato .

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has revealed that the situation between the club and Neymar hasn't yet been sorted, following the summer drama of his failed attempt to depart the Ligue 1 champions.



Leonardo reflected on everything that happened after the summer transfer window came to an end and his compatriot stayed at PSG.

"Since everything happened, he has had a very good game with Brazil," Leonardo told RMC.

"He returned to training, he behaved well and he had a very good match against Strasbourg.

"Then the story is amazing with a spectacular goal - it looked like Hollywood.

"At the end of the game, he made good statement and was honest.

"Now he is at PSG and is thinking about PSG.

"We can't say that everything is fixed after the things that have happened, but he played a very good game and was a great professional.

"He is not a bad boy, having him with us makes us stronger."

Leonardo went on to admit that everyone at the club knew about Neymar's desire to join Barcelona.

"The matter was clear to everyone, including internally," he added.

"Everyone knew the situation and they knew what was happening.

"Neymar has made mistakes, yes, his situation is complicated, yes, but it's because it's Neymar and he talks a lot."

Tony Cascarino believes the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount would not have got a look in had those at Stamford Bridge been able to sign players





Chelsea’s exciting young side is considered by Tony Cascarino to make the Blues a modern-day version of Manchester United’s fabled Class of '92.

Former Chelsea striker Cascarino is delighted to see youngsters who may not have got a look in had the situation in west London been different proving once again that you can win with kids.

He told talkSPORT : “When we had the ‘Class of '92’ at Manchester United we applauded them for bringing all these young players through.

"Fergie (Sir Alex Ferguson) was very fortunate to have such a group of players coming through at the same time.

"I’ve always been frustrated of Chelsea having so much success in the youth system but never having that conveyor belt of bringing those players through into the first team.



 "Tammy was one of a good number of players who probably wouldn’t have been in the team if Chelsea had a transfer budget. They probably wouldn’t have been anywhere near the first team, Tammy would have gone on loan somewhere else.

"So let’s give Lampard some credit here because he has got choices at Chelsea, their squad is big enough not to play these young players. Olivier Giroud could easily have played at centre-forward [against Wolves].

"At the start of the season it probably would have been Giroud first choice, Michy Batshuayi second and Tammy third, but Tammy has become the number one choice in a matter of three games. That’s credit to him but also the manager, because Frank has chosen to make that decision.

"Then you’ve got Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi waiting in the wings and Ruben Loftus-Cheek who is older than the others but you’d like to think he’ll play a lot this season.

"I’ve always thought it would have been such a mistake to have had all these great academy players and them not to have some sort of say in Chelsea’s future in the next five years, so I’m delighted.”

Divock Origi was not included in Liverpool's travelling squad for their Champions League opener against Napoli after twisting his ankle in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle at the weekend.



Origi was withdrawn before half-time against the Magpies as Liverpool continued their 100 per cent winning start to the Premier League season.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said on Saturday Origi would undergo a scan and was hopeful the issue was 'not that serious', but the Belgian striker was absent from the 20-man group that will travel to Naples on Monday afternoon.



Klopp will miss the presence of Origi in his squad as they travel to Italy. The Belgian proved pivotal in the latter stages of last season's Champions League competition, scoring in the semi final against Barcelona as well as netting the second in Liverpool's 2-0 win in the final against Spurs in Madrid.

Teenager Rhian Brewster has taken Origi's place in the squad as Liverpool begin the defence of their European crown against a side that have finished Serie A runners-up in three of the last four seasons.

Fellow forward Sadio Mane and full-back Andy Robertson have been cleared, as expected, after Klopp confirmed the pair suffered minor knocks at the weekend.

Ansu Fati has taken advantage of the injuries to Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele to break into Barcelona's starting line-up, but with the return of the latter there are no guarantees that he will stay with the seniors.



Barcelona fans already adore the 16-year-old, who has scored two goals and assisted another in 116 minutes of LaLiga Santander action.

Dembele, meanwhile, will need to win over the confidence of the Camp Nou, although he is ahead of Fati in Ernesto Valverde's pecking order.

The former Athletic Club coach will have to protect Barcelona's academy product, as the club are aware of the dangers involved when a player bursts onto the scene at such a young age.

With Suarez, Messi and Dembele back from their injuries and Carles Perez being part of the first-team setup, Valverde could decide to send Fati back to Barcelona B but, should the youngster keep scoring, such a decision won't be easy for the 55-year-old tactician.

Manchester United fans are over the moon after goalkeeper David De Gea put pen-to-paper on a new contract and want him to become the club's permanent captain.



Manchester United fans are delighted to see one of their best players tied down to a new deal and want United to reward him with the captain's armband.

Manuel Pellegrini who is the manager of West Ham United turns 66 today.



He has managed teams in Spain, England, Argentina, Chile, China and Ecuador.

A qualified civil engineer and former footballer, after retiring as a player, Pellegrini has won national leagues in four countries.

On 14 June 2013, he was appointed manager of City and won the Premier League in his first season as manager. The title winning season was also noted for goal scoring prowess with City scoring 151 goals in all competitions – an English football record.

3 points for West Ham tonight will be the best present he can ask for!

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