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By Akintola Timothy

Updates on Bayer Leverkusen, Benzema, Emmanuel Dennis and AFCON 2023 updates.

Bayer Leverkusen defeats RB Leipzig to continue unbeaten run.

Xabi Alonso-led Bayer Leverkusen has been on great form this season, leading the Bundesliga table and their UEFA Europa league group without any defeat all season long. In a heavy clash against RB Leipzig, Leverkusen trailed two times after goals from Xavi Simons in the 7th minute and Openda in the 56th minute. After the double equalization from Tella and Tah in the 47th and 63rd minute respectively, Hincapiè handed the Xabi Alonso side a crucial win in the 91st minute to remain top of the table. They remain the only unbeaten side in Europe’s top five leagues with 24 wins and 3 draws in 27 games this season.


Karim Benzema set to make big return to French side, Olympique Lyon.

Ligue 1 side, Olympique Lyon is having one of its worst seasons in recent times, with the club presently 16th on the table and fighting in the relegation zone. However, new reports have indicated that 2022 Ballon d’or winner, Karim Benzema is set to return to Lyon, 15 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid. He played 148 games for the team, scoring 66 goals, helping the team win four consecutive league titles and also winning the Ligue 1 player of the year in 2008.


Watford ready to sign Emmanuel Dennis on loan from Istanbul Basaksehir.

Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Dennis completed a £20 million transfer to newly promoted Premier Leagues side, Nottingham Forest from Watford. Despite the huge expectations coming off an incredible season with Watford, he failed to replicate this form for Nottingham Forest, causing him to go on loan to Turkey side, Istanbul Basaksehir. However, Watford are in talks to re-sign the striker on a half season loan till June, with Emmanuel Dennis ready to take a 70 percent pay cut to join the English team.


Zambia and Tanzania maintain Group F position with 1-1 draw.

In crucial Group F game, Tanzania took the lead early through Simon Msuva’s 11th minute effort. Holding on through and thought they had won the game until Peterson Daka slotted the ball past Manula late in the 88th minute for Zambia’s equalizer. This is Zambia’s second point in the competition and Tanzania a’s first. They maintain their positions as third and fourth on the Group F standing.


South Africa dismantles Namibia in highest scoring game of 2023 AFCON.

After the 2-0 shocking loss to Mali, South Africa came out blazing against Namibia to secure their first three points of the 2023 AFCON tournament. Percy Tau made no mistake this time, converting a 14th minute penalty to give South Africa an early lead. Forward, Themba Zwane added a first half brace in the 25th and 40th minutes respectively to give South Africa a comfortable first half lead. Substitute, Maseko added to Namibia’s misery, slotting home another goal in the 75th minute to secure three points for South Africa. With this 4-0 win, they now have the biggest win yet in the 2023 AFCON tournament.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

Check out latest news across global sports.Updates on Bayer Leverkusen, Benzema, Emmanuel Dennis and AFCON 2023 updates.Express your point of view.

Adeoye Adegoke
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1 month ago

First up, Bayer Leverkusen. They are a German football club known for their strong performances in the Bundesliga. Keeping an eye on their latest news can give us insights into their performance, player transfers, and upcoming matches. It’s fascinating to see how they navigate the competitive football landscape.
Next, Benzema. Karim Benzema is a talented French footballer who plays as a forward for Real Madrid and the French national team. His skills and contributions to the game have made him a prominent figure in the football world. Following his journey can give us a glimpse into his performances, achievements, and any news surrounding his career.
Emmanuel Dennis is another player worth keeping an eye on. He is a Nigerian professional footballer who has played for clubs like Club Brugge and Watford. Tracking his progress can provide us with updates on his performances, potential transfers, and how he represents Nigerian football on the global stage.
Lastly, the AFCON 2023 updates. The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is a prestigious tournament that showcases the best football talent from across the African continent. Staying updated on AFCON 2023 can give us insights into the participating teams, key players to watch, match results, and the overall excitement surrounding the tournament.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

The Xabi Alonso-led Because of his outstanding play this season, which has seen Bayer Leverkusen lead both their Bundesliga table and their UEFA Europa League group without a loss, many clubs will be hoping to sign him. 

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

Fantastic football news! Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run continues, Benzema may return to Lyon, and Watford eyes Emmanuel Dennis on loan. Exciting draws in AFCON, and South Africa dominates Namibia with a 4-0 win. Great times for football enthusiasts!