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Neymar goes blonde after Olympics success

Neymar shared the picture above on social media and first thing we noticed was: his new look. Move over Messi, there is a new blonde haired god in town!

Trust Neymar to switch hairstyles on us after leading his team to win gold in the Rio 2016 Olympics. We can’t say we are really surprised but what we can say is…we absolutely love this new look!
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Anyway, looks like all Barcelona’s forwards are hopping on this new trend. Well, all except one (side eye Suarez). Somehow we can’t imagine him with blonde hair but hey, if Messi can pull it off, so can he!
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Joseph Yobo close to sealing Kano Pillars move
Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is set for a move to Nigeria Professional Football League club, Kano Pillars.
The deal, which said to be close to being completed will see the 35-year old feature as a league ambassador for the top flight, in a bid to improve the quality of football within the NPFL.

Joseph Yobo has not been confirmed as our player yet because we are still in talks,” media officer Idris Malikawa told Goal. We told the League Management Company about our interest to have him in our team and we hope anytime soon, he teams up with us. Yobo on his own part wants to play for Kano Pillars and once an agreement has been reached, we will let everyone know.

This initiative by the League Management Company (LMC) is called the Elite Players Scheme and it is designed to give players with international experience, a chance to help boost the quality of the league.

Pillars are 9th on the NPFL log with 45 points from 31 games.

 

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Kelechi Iheabacho might be injured

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, who just signed a new deal with the citizens, may have to wait a while before impressing new coach Pep Guardiola, after picking up what appears to be a harmstring injury in Champions League second leg play off against Steaua Bucuresti.

The impressive youngster who seems to be a club favorite, sustained the injury as he attempted to make an attacking move  and fans held their breaths as he limped off in agony, as Fernando came in as a replacement. We really hope he is okay.

Manchester City won the match courtesy of a goal from Delph, which sealed a 6-0 aggregate for Pep Guardiola’s side.

 

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Federer aims for Australian open after injury stint

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, has no plans to slow down as he returns from a knee injury, he has his sights set on clinching the Australian open title he says.

The 35-year old missed out on the French open as a result of knee injury and now he seems determined to make up for lost time.

The Swiss said- “I’m doing well.

I never thought I’d have a year like this. I’ve learned a lot from this year,” added Federer, who missed the Rio 2016 Olympics and will be unable to go for a sixth US Open title when the tournament begins on 29 August.

It’s painful being here in New York, and it was painful during the Olympics because I love competing. But you can’t have it allIt was a tough decision to say the least – going out of Rio, the US Open, the [season-ending] World Tour Finals. But in some ways it ended up being a simple decision. Health is my number one thing.”

Just like everyone else, we are looking forward to the doubles match between Federer and Nadal, we literally can’t wait!

 

Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan

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