Aguero signs new Sh30M-a-week contract to make it 10 years with Man City

Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero has committed his future through to a testimonial year.

Aguero surpassed Eric Brook’s 78-year record last November and has signed a one-year contract extension worth in the region of £220,000 per week.

The Argentina international’s former club Atletico Madrid were interested in re-signing him over the summer but Aguero has decided to prolong his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2021.

‘My idea was being here for 10 years,’ Aguero said. ‘I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.

‘This was the main reason I signed. I’m very happy because they have treated me very well since the first day I got here.

‘I’m very happy with everything that involves the club, my team-mates, the staff and the management team.’

Aguero, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, took some time to adapt to Pep Guardiola’s demands and had considered leaving City during the Catalan’s first campaign in charge.

AGUERO IN NUMBERS

Manchester City games: 299

Goals: 204

Goals per game: 0.68

Minutes played: 22,125

Minutes per goal: 108

Left footed goals: 37

Right footed goals: 148

Headed goals: 19

Goals inside box: 184

Goals outside box: 20

Penalties scored: 33

Most prolific season: 2016-17 (33)

Season with best scoring rate: 2013-14 (average of one goal every 82 minutes)

-Dailymail

How world leaders let off steam by enjoying their favorite sporting activities

Sports in one way or another helps bring people together and also helps let off steam when stressed or going through a lot of pressure. Some world leaders still have interest in different sporting activities and up to date they still enjoy them.

1.Barack Obama

 

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The former US president was a great fan of basketball. In the 1970s, Barack Obama played on both the J.V. and varsity team at Hawaii’s Punahou School eventually winning a state championship.

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Even during his time as president he had the tendency of going to play basketball once in a while and he was great at it as he scored a lot of points.

2. Uhuru Kenyatta

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has been a great fan of football since he was young. It is said that when he was young he wasn’t allowed to leave the house gate but Uhuru used to sneak out to go play football.

Even during his current time in office, he does enjoy playing a bit of football once in a while.

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3. Donald Trump

Trump has various sporting activities that he loves indulging in.

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One of his favorite is Baseball where he has been seen a couple of times playing.

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He is also a great fun of golf where it is said he uses millions of dollars playing it in different parts of the world.

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Tennis is also a sport that he doesn’t mind playing once in a while.

4. Yoweri Museveni

The Ugandan President has shown great skills for the number of times he has been seen playing football.

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He doesn’t shy off going for the ball and even though he is quite old it seems that sports helps him remain youthful and vigorous leading to a healthy life making age not have a great toll on him unlike most old people.

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5. Prince Charles

 The Prince is a great sportsman and an amazing polo player. His love for the game has been in him for so many years and up to date he is seen going for polo games and even joining in at times.

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He was truly an accomplished Polo player.

6. Dilma Rousseff

The former Brazilian president is a great volleyball fan and also plays it a couple of times. It is one of the sporting events she not only loves watching but also playing.

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7. Hilary Clinton

She is an American politician and diplomat who served as the 67th United States secretary of state and was the first lady between year 1993 to 2001 as well as the U.S. Senator from New York.

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She enjoyed playing basketball , soccer and softball at her early years but right now she mostly enjoys going to watch the games being played.

8. George Weah  

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The current president of Liberia is one of the best footballers ever. He received the FIFA World Player of the year and even during his reign as president which started December 2017 it is evident that his love for football has never died as his seen going to watch different matches as well as join in.

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Is he to blame? Mbappe handed victory back to Liverpool moments after snatching it away

The only compliment you can pay Kylian Mbappe is that he knew exactly what he had done and how much it meant.

Having seemingly earned his team a valuable and unlikely point with a late goal at fortress Anfield, the young Frenchman played a pivotal point in handing it straight back again ten minutes later.

At full-time, the horror of culpability was written all over his face. Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, offered an embrace that was all but refused and with that he was gone, straight down the tunnel with only his thoughts for company.

His sin had been a simple one and one typical of many a young player, no matter how gifted.

When the ball fell to him five yards outside of the Liverpool penalty area with only a minute of added time to go, there was only one of two places it should have gone. Upfield or out of play.

Instead, Mbappe – a young man whose game is constructed around an inner core of confidence – tried to play a cute pass in the wrong area and in that instant he handed possession back to Liverpool.

There was still much to be done for the Premier League team. Nine times out of ten, Klopp’s side would not have turned Mbappe’s small error in to a goal and with it one point in to three.

But at Anfield small mistakes can grow in to something much more significant very quickly and by the time Roberto Firmino had driven the ball across goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and in to the far corner Mbappe’s world had collapsed around his ankles pretty quickly indeed.

So no wonder, the 19-year-old wasn’t quite ready for a cuddle and some words of consolation from Klopp, no matter how well intentioned. No wonder he didn’t join his team-mates in thanking their fantastic support behind the goal.

When you get it wrong like this, there really is no other place to go but home.

Mbappe, then, will have learned a small lesson on Merseyside and also maybe a bigger and equally important one. That being that teams like PSG will not be a match for teams like Liverpool – not away from home anyway – until they can equal them for collective spirit and will.

If that sounds a little trite then it shouldn’t be taken as such. PSG have many talented players but here on another memorable Anfield evening they did not turn the sum of their parts in to anything anywhere near as significant as that of their opponents.

-Dailymail

Top 10 football fixtures to look forward too!

“These are the champions!” Clearly if the Champions league theme song do not give you shivers then football was not made for you, or rather you were not made for football.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke urges Unai Emery to win Champions League

This week we witness the return of the mighty Champions league football matches since the final back in May where Real Madrid won the trophy for the third consecutive time in a 3-1 win over Liverpool.

The Europa League which was won by Atletico Madrid also returns from Thursday as Arsenal and Chelsea look to have a bright start in a bid to claim the much coveted trophy, and earn an automatic Champions League spot next season.

Zinedine Zidane Steps Down As Real Madrid Coach 5 Days After Winning Champions League Title

Below is  a list of top 10 football fixtures derived from Champions league and Europa league that you are not allowed to miss!

FC Barcelona vs PSV Eindhoven Tuesday: 7:55pm

Inter Milan vs Tottenham Tuesday: 7:55PM

Monaco vs Atletico Madrid Tuesday: 10PM

Liverpool vs PSG Tuesday: 10PM

Real Madrid vs Roma Wednesday: 10PM

Benfica vs Bayern Munich Wednesday: 10PM

Valencia vs Juventus Wednesday: 10PM

PAOK vs Chelsea Thursday: 7:55PM

Arsenal vs Vorskla Thursday: 10PM

Twitter lambasts Loris Karius after a comedy of errors during Champions League Final

Ex- Barcelona chief Sanllehi becomes top dog as Gazidis leaves Arsenal for AC Milan

Ivan Gazidis has left his role as Arsenal chief executive to join AC Milan, with duo Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham replacing him at the Emirates.

Sanllehi has been named ‘head of football’ for the Gunners, while Venkatesham becomes managing director of the Premier League club.

Both appointments are internal promotions by Arsenal, with Sanllehi having joined as head of football relations in February after spending 16 years at Barcelona.

According to Arsenal’s statement on the appointments, published on Twitter on Tuesday morning, Sanllehi ‘will lead our football activities’ while Venkatesham ‘will oversee all business operations’.

Sanllehi told the club website: ‘Although I joined Arsenal just months ago, I’ve felt embraced by this great club and part of its family from the first day. I will do everything possible to maintain our strong values which will be as fundamental to our future as they have been in our past.

‘I sincerely thank Arsenal’s board for their trust in us and thank Ivan for bringing me to this great club, and for consistently supporting me every day, in every way. It’s with overwhelming pride and utmost excitement that I face this new opportunity.’

Venkatesham had been chief commercial director since 2010, after working for the London 2012 Olympic organising committee.

Gazidis meanwhile joined Arsenal in November 2008 but leaves after being offered a £1million pay rise to move to Italy.

He was allowed by Arsenal to take an extraordinary amount of time – seven weeks – deliberating his future before choosing to join the Serie A club.

After being held in limbo by their lead administrator for nearly two months, Gazidis – who earned £2.5m at Arsenal – has now finally moved on. AC Milan confirmed in a statement that Gazidis will begin work there on December 1.

-Dailymail

KPL launches investigations after an officer threatened to shoot a player during Zoo Kericho vs Bandri match

Kenyan premier league have announced that they have already launched investigations into the incident where a police officer stormed the pitch and threatened to shoot a player during the Zoo Kericho vs Bandari match, on Sunday.
The incident took place at the Green Stadium, Kericho.
Photos of the unidentified officer being restrained by footballers and officials after storming the pitch took social media by stormwith football fans condemning the officer’s act of hooliganism.
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In a statement sent to newsrooms, KPL condemned the act and assured stakeholders and the public that they remain steadfast in ensuring safety and security of players, match officials, technical bench officials,and match-going fans during matches.
As we proceed with our review of the circumstances which led to the occurrence of this regrettably sad incident, we assure stakeholders and the general public that we remain steadfast in ensuring safety and security of players, match officials, technical bench officials,and match-going fans during matches played in various venues across the country. The statement read in part.
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The statement further stated that in order to avoid such incidences in future, the KPL body will writeto the Inspector general of police, ‘to look into the matter further with the aim of ensuring that this does not happen again as all licensed gun-holders are under his jurisdiction.’
Read the full press release below.
Kenyan Premier League wishes to inform stakeholders and the general public that it has launched investigations into an unfortunate incident involving a person alleged to be a law enforcing officer and players of Bandari Football Club which happened at the Green Stadium, Kericho on Sunday, September
16, 2018 after the Zoo vs Bandari SPL 2018 Round 30 match.
As we proceed with our review of the circumstances which led to the occurrence of this regrettably sad incident, we assure stakeholders and the general public that we remain steadfast in ensuring safety and security of players, match officials, technical bench officials,and match-going fans during matches played in various venues across the country.
KPL will verify the facts of the incident and apply the relevant rules firmly and fairly in order to preserve the integrity of the game.
In addition to that, we will write to the Inspector General of the Kenya Police Service to look into the matter further with the aim of ensuring that this does not happen again as all licensed gun-holders are under his jurisdiction.

Brazilian football teams put rivalry aside to push broken ambulance off the pitch

Flamengo and Vasco da Gama joined forces to help an injured player on Saturday after the ambulance transporting him to hospital broke down.

Vasco’s Bruno Silva was knocked out in the second half and was helped into an ambulance on the pitch.

However what had been a worrying scene soon became a farce, as the vehicle was unable to leave when its engine failed to start.

With the 54,000 crowd at the Mane Garrincha stadium booing and jeering, the players on both sides took matters into their own hands.

Then, roared on by both sets of fans, the footballers had to push-start the ambulance to bring it back to life.

Eventually the ambulance restarted and took Bruno Silva to hospital, where he was kept overnight as a precaution before being discharged.

Despite being a triumph for teamwork, Flamengo defender Rever was unhappy that the players had been forced into an emergency breakdown service.

‘That’s a first,’ he told Sportv. ‘What a lamentable scene. I thought the driver was kidding but he said he had turned the engine off and asked for our help. We managed to push it a little bit and it kick started.’

The game between Vasco and Flamengo is generally regarded as the most fiercely competed rivalry in Brazilian club football – making it all the more notable that the players were able to work together.

In the match itself, Vasco took the lead through Andres Rios in the 27th minute, before Flamengo equalised just after the hour mark when Luiz Gustavo scored a spectacular own goal with a diving header.

Flamengo midfielder Diego was sent off 13 minutes into the second half. Vasco also finished with 10 men as they had used all three substitutes before Silva was injured.

Vasco are fourth bottom of the table while Flamengo are four points adrift of leaders Internacional.

-Dailymail

Kenyan athlete Joseph Kiprono knocked down by a car during Colombian marathon

Joseph Kiprono a previous winner of Colombia half – Marathon was knocked down by a vehicle on Sunday while leading a 21km race and taken to the hospital.

Kiprono was running in Colombian’s second City Medellin.

He suffered cuts and bruises but doctors said he is in good condition according to AFP News.

Speaking to the Star on phone, Douglas Nyongesa a missionary Student in Colombia confirmed the incident.

“It’s true, it’s all over the local news channels here. We are aware another athlete 38 year old also collapsed and was later confirmed dead by medics, “he said.

This comes just hours after Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

The 33-year-old, widely seen as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era, ran a time of time of 2:01:40 on a sunny and warm autumn day along the flat inner-city course.

-The Star

Ibrahimovich proclaims himself “God of Goals” after scoring stunning 500th goal

Zlatan Ibrahimovich proclaimed himself the ‘God of Goals’ after scoring for the 500th time in his professional career.

The veteran Swedish striker achieved the milestone with an outrageous roundhouse kick volley but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Los Angeles Galaxy losing 5-3 at Toronto.

And Ibrahimovic took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate, posting a film poster style graphic that read ‘Zlatan: God of Goals’ along with the caption ‘500’.

‘Obviously it’s not good to lose… but I’m happy for Toronto because they’ll be remembered as my 500th victim,’ said the 36-year-old on TSN.

Ibrahimovic now has 17 goals in 22 appearances for the Major League Soccer side, whom he joined from Manchester United earlier this year.

In addition, Ibrahimovic scored 18 goals for Malmo, 48 for Ajax, 26 for Juventus, 66 for Inter Milan, 22 for Barcelona, 56 for AC Milan, 156 for Paris Saint-Germain, 29 for United and 62 for Sweden in a glittering career.

In reaching 500 career goals, Ibrahimovic joins Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players to have reached that figure in club and international play.
His spectacular goal came with the Galaxy three goals down after first-half strikes by Toronto’s Victor Vazquez Solsona, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco.

It inspired a comeback by the visitors, with Ibrahimovic’s intervention followed by Ola Kamara and Rolf Feltscher goals.

However, Toronto rallied, with late goals by Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman settling the eight-goal thriller in their favour.

The Galaxy remain eighth in the MLS Western Conference standings.

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Maurizio Sarri thinks that Eden Hazard is the best footballer in Europe after hat-trick

Maurizio Sarri thinks Eden Hazard is the best footballer in Europe after Saturday’s hat-trick but I don’t believe Hazard is there yet.

He’s a brilliant player, no question, in the ‘world class’ category, however you want to define that. He lit up the Premier League as soon as he arrived at Chelsea from Lille in 2012, and has been a major asset.

You watch games and he does things that blow your mind. His technical ability is superb, his professionalism likewise, and he scores goals. But to say he’s the best in Europe now: in a word, no.
Lionel Messi fills that spot, by far. And Cristiano Ronaldo comes next for the consistency of what he’s done and is continuing to do.

Hazard belongs in the mix below those two, a level that includes Mo Salah, Neymar and Kevin de Bruyne to name three. Kylian Mbappe is in the debate around them, and Luka Modric. Hazard hasn’t quite reached that level of domination where he shapes not just games but seasons to his will.

I’d point to Salah at Liverpool last term as one example of someone who did, to Gareth Bale in his Tottenham pomp, to Messi most seasons, Ronaldo year on year.
Hazard will need to add a selfishness that puts him into the 20-plus goals per season category. By selfish I don’t mean ruthless – he’s already that and a clinical finisher. I mean being demanding about playing the game he wants to play. In a strange way, his professionalism and his willingness to do whatever his managers want have hindered that push.

He’s had a new boss every year or two and been asked to fulfill so many roles.

The very best players, they say ‘This is what I do’, and they do it. Hazard can get there one day.

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