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Manchester United wasted a chance to move into the Premier League’s top four after striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw against 10-man Bournemouth on Saturday.
The result left United in sixth position on 49 points while Bournemouth, who had Andrew Surman sent off on the stroke of halftime for charging at Ibrahimovic, stayed 14th with 27 points.

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo fired the home side ahead in the 23rd minute with his first Premier League goal before Joshua King, a Manchester United academy product, levelled against the run of play with a 40th-minute penalty.
Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc shone with a string of excellent saves, denying a below-par Ibrahimovic three times before he parried the Swede’s feeble spot-kick after Adam Smith handled Paul Pogba’s acrobatic cut-back.
It really was a game which had everything, a poor piece of defending by Phil Jones saw him pull down Marc Pugh to concede a penalty which Josh King converted from the spot. But that was only the beginning of the madness.
Ibrahimovic’s decision to dramatically throw Tyrone Mings to the ground in back-play and Mings’ pre-meditated stamp on the Swede’s head led to the game’s most dramatic flashpoint.
From a left-wing cross just before half-time Ibra threw an elbow at Mings’ head, with his clenched fist proof of his desire to pack some power in the direction of the Bournemouth defender’s face.
In the melee which ensued, referee Kevin Friend refused to send off Ibrahimovic for a second yellow card and also left Mings to fight another day but instead red-carded Andrew Surman for his push on Ibra, which was his second bookable offence.
Fast-forward to the second half with Ibrahimovic having a penalty saved by Artur Boruc, Bournemouth throwing men in the path of countless United attacks, Anthony Martial almost gifting Harry Arter an injury-time winner, Paul Pogba falling over himself twice when shaping to shoot and Friend seemingly being shell-shocked every time he had a decision to make, and a chaotic, baffling match for the ages was just about complete

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Kanu Celebrates 19yrs Of Marriage



Nwankwo Kanu and his wife of 19 years,Amara celebrated their wedding anniversary on 3rd July, 2023. The couple, no thanks to Amara, celebrated their wedding anniversary with a pepper dem video.


Amara who has never been intimidated, or worried about her marriage, praises her husband at every given opportunity.

She also commands over 400,000 Instagram followers with her humble lifestyle.


She simply puts her IG bio as; ”No 1 zone for positive vibes ✨ Author ✍️ Football mum of 3 ⚽️ Making my sunshine ☀️”


Sharing a video of them at their anniversary spot, Kanu gushed about her, as she also returned the gesture.


At the end of the video, Amara is seen gushing over her view in the ”pepper dem video”.


The celebrity couple got married in a top of the bill wedding at the Presbyterian Church, Owerri on Saturday July,3 2004.


A reception which held at the Concorde Hotel,Owerri had the who is who in both the soccer and entertainment world at the time.

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Olympian Jerry Okorodudu Is Dead



Popular Nigerian boxer, Jerry Okorodudu has died at the age of 64 at Dan’s Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos while reportedly awaiting amputation surgery.


Okorodudu died around 7 pm on Wednesday, according to journalist Eniola Olatunji.


It was learnt that the hospital authorities refused to release his corpse until a N600,000 debt is paid.


“The family of Okorodudu is distressed and his now widow, Adenike Okorodudu, is terribly devastated at the development as only N900,000 out of the hospital bill was paid as at Wednesday morning,” Olatunji said.


“I gathered that his home State, Delta State and even Edo State where he grew up, did not react to pleas for support because of administrative bottlenecks as they were waiting for letters to be written before support could be offered. It was only former Deputy Senate President, Senator Omo-Agege who lost election as Delta Gubernatorial Candidate, who sent in N100,000:00 on Tuesday night to shore up the money to N600,000:00 which was deposited to the Hospital account Wednesday morning.



“One of the coordinators of SAVE JERRY FUNDS, Segun Olanrewaju, told me that the Hospital Management blatantly refused any plea for clemency and therefore refused the release of the corpse of Okorodudu.”


The Olympic boxer was due for surgery to amputate his leg before his death.


He was ill for two years with partial stroke and diabetes that led to a foot ulcer.


Okorodudu was a bronze medalist at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia and was controversially edged out at the quarterfinals of the 1984 Olympic Games at Vigil Hills on split decision of 3-2 by North Korean Sun Sho Shp which the Nigerian camp vehemently protested.


Okorodudu was a gold medalist at the National Sports Festival, Oluyole ’79.


Before his death, he said he was inspired to be a boxer by Muhammed Ali whom he never met.

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