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Read latest bits from AFCON 2023, Jose Mourinho, Mikel Obi and Gift Orban.

Jose Mourinho parts ways with AS Roma with immediate effect.

Serie A giant, AS Roma have sacked Jose Mourinho with immediate effect. The club presently sits ninth in the league table, twenty-two points behind league leaders, Inter Milan. This comes after Roma’s 3-1 loss to AC Milan on Sunday, with the club winning just one of their last six games. Mourinho has been suspended for eight of the league’s twenty games this season and had to watch Sunday’s loss from the stands. Despite winning the club’s first European trophy in 2022 and taking them to the Europa League finals last season, the club owners believe that an immediate change would be most effective for the club.


Mikel Obi believes Messi’s FIFA The Best win is a deserved honor.

On Monday, Lionel Messi clinched his eighth FIFA Best Player Award over Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. This caused major uproar on social media as football fans believed Haaland was more deserving for leading Manchester City. Chelsea legend, Mikel Obi however has a contrary opinion. Asked if Messi was the right candidate to win the award, Mikel noted that Messi was in fact deserving for winning the World Cup. He has since received backlash on social media, as the FIFA criterion evidently considered the post World Cup period.


Gift Orban completes medicals ahead of big move to Olympique Lyonnais.

Nigerian striker, Gift Orban has enjoyed global spotlight for his consistent performances with Belgium side, Gent. Scoring 12 goals in 30 appearances last season, he is now set to make a big move to Ligue 1 club, Olympique Lyonnais. Having completed his medicals, he is expected to move for a €13 million transfer fee in a four year deal. This is without a doubt, the big move that Orban deserves to further showcase his talent.


Brentford’s Yoane Wissa scores as DR Congo denies Zambia of three points.

The draw fest at the 2023 African Cup of Nations is underway again, as Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo held Zambia to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. In one of the most exciting games of the tournament, Zambia’s Kings Kangwa opened the scoring with a long distance effort in the 23rd minute whilst keeper, Mpasi tried to intercept a long ball outside his area. It however took only four minutes for DR Congo to find an equalizer from Brentford’s striker, Yoane Wissa who tapped in Bakambu’s pass.


Tournament’s favorite, Morocco dominates in 3-0 win over Tanzania.

After a good run at the 2022 World Cup, Morocco has commenced the 2023 AFCON tournament with a huge 3-0 win over Tanzania. Goals from Romain Saiss, Azzedine Ounahi and Youssef En-Nesyri were enough to dismantle 10-man Tanzania, joining Senegal as the two teams with the biggest goal and win margin in the tournament. Morocco are currently the biggest favorite to win the competition and with this head start, they will be looking to build on this win as they face DR Congo on Sunday.


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AN-Toni
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1 month ago

Updates across worldwide football news.Read latest bits from AFCON 2023, Jose Mourinho, Mikel Obi and Gift Orban.Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
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1 month ago

The decision for AS Roma to part ways with Jose Mourinho is surprising; I hope the team can regain momentum. Mikel Obi’s perspective on Messi’s award is his opinion, and Gift Orban’s move to Olympique Lyonnais is an exciting development. The AFCON matches show the tournament’s intense competition.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Effective immediately, AS Roma fired Jose Mourinho.As a demanding and excellent coach who doesn’t tolerate foolishness or sloth in his team, Mourinho was suspended for eight of the league’s twenty games this season and had to witness the defeat on Sunday from the stands.

Taiwo
Member
1 month ago

The Ligue 1 team Olympique Lyonnais is about to make a major acquisition of Gift Orban, a striker from Nigeria. He is anticipated to sign a four-year contract worth €13 million after completing his medicals. This move will enable him to feature in more games. Morocco presently holds the largest lead in the competition, and they are playing exceptionally well thanks to this advantage. 

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
1 month ago

AFCON 2023 was an incredible tournament that brought together some of the best teams from Africa. It’s always thrilling to see the passion and skill on display during these matches. I’m curious to know which teams performed exceptionally well and who emerged as the champions.
Now, let’s talk about Jose Mourinho. He’s undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in the world of football. Mourinho has had an illustrious managerial career, leading top clubs such as Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. It’s always interesting to see where he lands next and how his managerial style evolves.
Mikel Obi, the Nigerian football legend, has had an impressive career both at the club and international level. He’s known for his skill, leadership, and versatility on the field. I wonder if he’s made any recent moves or if he’s considering retirement. It would be great to hear about his current endeavors.
Gift Orban is another player worth keeping an eye on. As a rising talent, he has the potential to make a significant impact in the world of football. I’m curious to know more about his journey, which club he plays for, and any recent achievements or standout performances.
Football is more than just a game. It brings people together, creates unforgettable moments, and sparks endless debates and discussions. Whether it’s celebrating victories, analyzing tactics, or following the journeys of our favorite players, football truly has a way of captivating our hearts.⚽️😄