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By Akintola Timothy

Latest sport bits including Erling Haaland, D’Tigress, Tottenham and Toni Kroos.

Erling Haaland’s brace takes his tally to 51 goals in 50 PL starts.

Manchester City got a hard-earned three points in Saturday’s fixture over Everton to put them on top of the league briefly. Despite a tough start, Haaland’s 14-minutes brace was enough to secure a crucial win for the Pep Guardiola side. With this brace, the Norwegian striker has now scored 51 goals in his 50th Premier League start, the first and only player with 50+ goals in 50 starts in Premier League’s history.

Nigeria’s D’Tigress qualify for the 2024 Olympics Women’s basketball.

Despite a heavy 100-48 defeat to team USA on Friday, Nigeria’s National Women Basketball team, D’Tigress have now qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Paris. This qualification is all thanks to Senegal’s loss to Belgium and D’Tigress’ prior comeback victory over Senegal two days ago. With this qualification, the team will be looking to improve on their 11th place finish in the 2020 Olympic Games.

CAF President believes Nigeria must bid to host the World Cup.

Ahead of the coveted AFCON 2024 finals between Nigeria and host country, Côte D’Ivoire, the CAF President, Patrice Motsepe has revealed what Nigeria must do to be the second African country to host the World Cup. Asked if Africa will get a chance to host the tournament again after South Africa in 2010, Motsepe noted that Nigeria must put in a bid to host the World Cup. He in fact promised to have a conversation with Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who would be present for the AFCON finals.

Johnson’s last minute goal salvages crucial win for Tottenham.

Brighton looked to be in control, with Pascal Groß slotting home an early penalty to give them the lead against Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs. However, Pape Sarr equalized in the 61st minute after rebounding his initial strike which deflected back off the post. Tottenham continued to search for a winner and eventually found it in the 97th minute, slotting home Son’s beautiful pass. This is Tottenham’s third stoppage time winning goal of the season which puts them fourth on the PL standing.

Carlo Ancelotti comments on Toni Kroos’s contract situation.

Former German international, Toni Kroos is set to be out of contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season and the situation around a potential contract renewal has been immensely quiet, triggering rumours of a potential exit from the La Liga giant. Ahead of crucial game against second-placed Girona, Real Madrid’s boss, Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that only Kroos has the power to decide his future with the club, whilst also hinting that the midfielder will extend his contract with the club. Kroos has scored a goal and provided seven assists in 30 games for Real Madrid this season and will play a crucial role, should he decide to extend his contract with the club.

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23 days ago

Exclusive stories across world sports. Latest sport bits including Erling Haaland, D’Tigress, Tottenham and Toni Kroos.Express your point of view.

22 days ago

The good news is that Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, has qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, despite a crushing 100-48 loss against team USA on Friday. They should continue to play well.

Adeoye Adegoke
22 days ago

Erling Haaland has been making waves in the football world with his incredible performances. The young Norwegian striker has been scoring goals left and right, attracting attention from top clubs around Europe. It’s amazing to witness such talent and potential at such a young age. I can’t wait to see where his career takes him!
Now, let’s talk about D’Tigress, the Nigerian women’s basketball team. They have been a force to be reckoned with, consistently showcasing their skills and determination on the court. It’s inspiring to see them compete at the highest level and represent Nigeria with pride. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on their upcoming games and cheering them on!
Moving on to Tottenham, they have had their fair share of ups and downs in recent seasons. With a talented squad and a passionate fanbase, they always have the potential to achieve great things. It’ll be interesting to see how they perform in their upcoming matches and if they can make a strong push for success.
And let’s not forget about Toni Kroos, the German midfield maestro. He’s known for his precise passing, vision, and ability to control the game from the center of the pitch. Watching him play is a true delight, and he’s been a key player for both Real Madrid and the German national team. I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to the table in the upcoming matches.🏀⚽️🎉

22 days ago

With his two goals in as many minutes, Haaland gave Pep Guardiola’s team the much-needed victory. The Norwegian striker’s 51 goals in 50 Premier League starts after this brace is an incredible statistic. The midfielder’s contract may be extended, but Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that Kroos alone has the authority to decide his future with the team. A key member of Real Madrid’s squad.