Naija blood and Middlesbrough of England striker, Chuba Akpom don win the English Championship Player of the Season for the award event wey shele last night.
Akpom score 29 goals in all competitions this season to become the first Middlesbrough player to score more than 20 goals inside one season in more than 30 years.
But if dem tell you when season start say this boy go later perform this kind wonder you for no believe am. This na because from when season start for May until June 2022, Akpom no even get jersey number talkless of to dey see bench. Na diswan make many people expect the former Arsenal man to leave the club go find greener pastures elsewhere.
But as God may have it, Middlesbrough sack their coachie then, oga Chris Wilder and bring in Manchester United legend Michael Carrick as dem new coachie.
Na then things begin turn around for the former Arsenal academy player as the bobo begin bang goals anyhow until ending up as the Championship top scorer with 28 goals. Him closest rival, Viktor Gyokeres of Coventry don score only 20 goals.
And during him acceptance speech, Chuba Akpom confess say the coachie (Michael Carrick) turn up at the right time because if not, things for worwor for the club and the player. According to Akpom, Carrick convert am to Number 10 wey turn am to beast.
Middlesbrough wey currently dey 4th for Championship table dey fight to gain promotion back to Premier League. With 3 matches to go, e dey almost impossible say dem go overtake second-place Sheffield United which means say dem go need to settle for the playoffs as their only hope of promotion.
Romelu Lukaku agents Roc Nation don drop am because him na bad market
Trouble don carry chair come balance for Romelu Lukaku house as e don clear sey Roc Nation wey belong to Jay Z don drop Lukaku from the list of players wey dem dey manage.
Roc Nation wey dey also look after players like Marcos Rashford, Kevin de Bruyne, Wilfred Zaha, Samuel Chukwueze, Tyrone Mings, Eric Bailly and many others don comot all the photo wey resemble Lukaku comot for their website. People wey know as e dey go for football don confirm sey Lukaku and Roc Nation nor wan roll again.
Romelu Lukaku join Jay Z sports management company for 2018 after him leave Mino Raiola company after the super agent death. Nah the same Roc Nation carry am come Manchester United from Everton. Nah still dem carry am come Chelsea from Inter Milan last year. Nah still dem toast Chelsea wey dem for gree loan am go Roma after Chelsea bin sey nah only sell dem wan sell am.
This issue don dey make football people dey put 2 and 2 together because e never tay wey him betray Inter go discuss contract with Juventus for their back. E never tay too wey Juve fans dem carry fight go meet their club oga dem sey dem nor want Lukaku for their club. Then, Chelsea fans don play am tey-tey sey dem nor soro am onto how him insult their club for media under Thomas Tuchel.
All these issues put together don make Romelu Lukaku be like dog meat wey nobody wan buy. And as Roc Nation don decide to divorce am, we nor come know wetin happen gan-gan even as e clear sey Lukaku matter don turn spiritual.
FIFA nominate Victor Osimhen for the 2023 Best Player Award
FIFA don release dem 12 man shortlist of the official Best Player of the Year award and when we torchlight the list, we see am say our Naija Boy and Super Eagles hit man, Victor Osimhen stand gidigba inside the list.
Victor Osimhen carry Napoli win Serie A title last season, for the first time in more than 30 years. On top of that, the Naija boy become the first Naija man to win Serie A top scorer when him score 26 goals for the season.
E no end there as the 24 years old striker also overtake George Weah as the highest scoring African player for the history of Serie A when him score Napoli only goal wey dem take beat Fiorentina 1-0 back in May. That goal make am 47 goals for Osimhen while George Weah dey 46.
Over the weekend, Victor Osimhen score hat trick as Super Eagles destroy São Tomé and Principe 6-0 for the AFCON 2024 qualifiers wey shele for Uyo stadium.
Other players wey make the FIFA Best shortlist na Julian Alvarez of Argentina and Manchester City, Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia and Al-Nassr, Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium and Manchester City, Ilkay Gundogan of Germany and Barcelona, and Rodri of Spain and Manchester City.
Others na Erling Haaland of Norway and Manchester City, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of Georgia and Napoli, Kylian Mbappe of France and PSG, Declan Rice of England and Arsenal, Bernardo Silva of Portugal and Manchester City, and Lionel Messi of Argentina and Inter Miami.
Paul Pogba fit chop 2 years ban after failing drug test for Italy
Midfield general, Paul Pogba, don test positive for drug wey dem dey call testosterone. Italo media people dey sey the thing happen wen dem test am before their opening Serie A match against Udinese.
Pogba nor play the match but dem sey nor be the drug test wey him fail make am nor play the match. The World Cup winner wey return to Juventus from Manchester United last season don play only 32 minutes this season for him club.
Football people don sey Pogba problem don turn bicycle wey nor dey spoil. Since him leave Man U, injuries, fitness and other issues wey nor concern football don dey worry him football career. Even Juventus don dey wonder weda nah the real Pogba dem sign abi nah another person wey resemble am.
E nor va tey wey him just finish him blackmail family matter wey him brother, Mathias Pogba, bring come him doormot. As that one dey finish, another injury different from the one wey dey worry am before come. After that one, fitness issues come. Fitness issues never end, this drug test wahala don show like early mor-mor akara.
Testosterone nah energy booster drug wey dey boost body size and energy wey fit make player turn cheat for field. The National Anti-doping Tribunal go investigate the matter. If dem find am guilty, dem go nak am two years ban but if dem find out sey him use him two korokoro eyes do am, dem fit ban Pogba for four years.
If this one happen, Pogba don jump from frying pan enter fire be that because dead body nor suppose get accident.
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