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By Timothy Akintola

News on Manchester City, NBA Playoffs, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Kieran McKenna.

Manchester City edges closer to historic Premier League title win.

Defending Champions, Manchester City defeated Tottenham 2-0 on Tuesday evening and are now one game away from winning their fourth consecutive Premier League title. After a tough first half for both sides, Pep Guardiola’s men came out with more intent in the second half. Erling Haaland converted Kevin De Bruyne’s beautiful cross to give City the lead in the 51st minute before doubling the score in the 91st minute with a penalty. However, it was Stefan Ortega’s saves down the line that really helped Manchester City wrap up the crucial win to reclaim the top spot on the PL table. They now go 2 points above Arsenal with just one game left to play. Manchester City will be the first ever PL team to win the league four consecutive times if they defeat West Ham on Sunday.

Denver Nuggets and the Knicks secure 3-2 leads in playoffs semifinals.

Despite starting the series 2-0 down, the Denver Nuggets have now won three consecutive games to secure a 3-2 lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference semifinal. MVP, Nikola Jokić once again showed out with 40 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds to help the Nuggets secure a big 112-97 win in Denver. Jalen Brunson ended game 5 with 44 points and 7 assists to lead the New York Knicks to a 3-2 lead in the series after a 121-91 blowout win against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks and Nuggets will both have a chance to advance to the Conference finals with a win on Friday.

Chiamaka Nnadozie wins best goalkeeper in the French Women’s league.

Super Falcons and Paris FC goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie has made history as the first African player to win the National Union of Professional Footballers award for the best goalkeeper in the French women’s league for her impeccable performances for Paris FC in the 2023/2024 season. This comes after winning the top goalie award in the French D1 Arkema Women’s league. Receiving the award, Chiamaka recognized the efforts of her teammates and management, noting that their belief in her was a major motivation.

Manchester United considering Kieran McKenna to become new manager.

Erik ten Hag has led Manchester United to perhaps their worst season in the club’s history. With 14 league losses and a negative goal difference, reports suggest that INEOS might be considering sacking the Dutchman. Former coaching staff, Kieran McKenna is in contention to take up the coaching role at Old Trafford next season. Within 2 seasons, McKenna has helped Ipswich Town gain promotion from League One to the Premier League while playing beautiful football. Ipswich was one point away from winning the Championship this season and have now been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 22 years, all thanks to McKenna. While some fans think he would be the perfect figure for United’s rebuild, others believe it would be beneficial to earn PL experience first.

Quadri Aruna wins the Men’s Single final at the 2024 ITTF Africa Cup.

Nigerian table tennis champion, Quadri Aruna defeated Egypt’s Mohammed El-Beiali in 4 straight sets to win the 2024 International Table Tennis Federation competition on Tuesday in Kigali, Rwanda. He was unbeatable, dominating his opponent in a 11-5, 11-6, 12-10 and 11-3 to win the tournament. This win comes after Aruna lost three consecutive finals against arch rivals, Omar Assar (2022 & 2023) and Ahmed Saleh (2020). This is his first win in the competition since 2017.

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