Enzo Fernández’s agent shut down rumours of Enzo leaving Chelsea.
Argentina midfielder, Enzo Fernández made a big money move to Chelsea in January 2023, after the 2022 World Cup heroics. Since, there has been no major improvements at the club which ended 10th last season and are currently 11th on the PL table, triggering speculations about Enzo’s future at the London club. However, his agent, Uriel Perez has just debunked these rumours, noting that they are aware of the situation and the time needed for the team to fit together.
🚨🔵 Enzo Fernández’s agent: “Rumours about Enzo planning to leave Chelsea are NOT true”.
“Enzo has no intention of leaving. The leaders were very clear with this project”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 7, 2024
The Philadelphia Sixers expected to move Korkmaz, Covington and Morris.
The injury of franchise’s star, Joel Embiid has put the Philadelphia Sixers in a trade panic and are trying to make some huge strides on the NBA trade deadline, in a bid to recover from the loss of their centre to a Meniscus injury. Reports are suggesting that the Sixers are positioning themselves to move Furkan Korkmaz, Robert Covington and Marcus Morris in a trade for the Portland Trail Blazers’ two-way guard, Malcolm Brogdon.
The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to move Furkan Korkmaz, Robert Covington and Marcus Morris, per @PompeyOnSixers
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) February 8, 2024
The Super Eagles defeat South Africa to make AFCON 2023 finals.
In crucial semi final match, Nigeria battled out South Africa to secure a place in the AFCON 2023 finals. Despite a much dominating first half, South Africa failed to make their mark and it was the Super Eagles’ captain, William Troost-Ekong who opened the scoring in the 67th minute after Victor Osimhen was brought down in the box. South Africa found a late equalizer, with Mokoena beautifully slotting his penalty past Stanley Nwabali after Osimhen’s goal was overturned. Nwabali however became the hero, saving three of South Africa’s penalties to lead Nigeria into the tournament’s final.
A new Blue Card rule reportedly set to be introduced to football.
Reports are indicating that a new blue card rule is set to be introduced to football to curb cynical fouls and dissents. As such, players who receive the blue card will be sent from the pitch for ten minutes. It is also stated that there will be a possibility for mixed colours that will see players dismissed finally from the field for receiving double blue cards. This recommendation is set to be reviewed by the International Football Association Board and will be tried across various competitions.
🚨 A blue card is to be introduced in football 🟦
— OneFootball (@OneFootball) February 8, 2024
Côte d’Ivoire best DR Congo 1-0 to secure AFCON 2023 finals spot.
Without a doubt, Côte d’Ivoire’s AFCON 2023 story has been nothing short of a fairy tale. Hosting the coveted tournament, they were on the brink of a group stage elimination and only qualified to the next round as one of the best losers and now, they are in the finals! Dortmund’s striker, Sébastien Haller grabbed a crucial second half goal to help the host country secure the finals’ spot where they will now face Nigeria on February 11th.