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Nigeria must beat Ghana as Spurs welcome Liverpool

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Nigeria must beat Ghana as Spurs welcome Liverpool

Ghana v Nigeria @Stade General Seyni Kountche @7:30pm on September 15

Eaglets in a testy tie against Ghana’s Meteors

Coach Manu Garba’s team has weathered losing his best players to MRI at the WAFU Zone B 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to reach the final. Garba will be looking to Olakunle Olusegun to score the goals that will take the Golden Eaglets to the final phase of qualification for the U-17 World Cup – which the Eaglets have won on five occasions.

The Eaglets will renew their rivalry with the Black Meteors of Ghana on Saturday at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in a winner takes all encounter. Olusegun has scored four of the nine goals the Eaglets have scored in Niamey while the Ghanaians have scored just the four goals and conceded two. The winner Ghana will join Morocco, Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, and Tanzania for the final phase scheduled for Tanzania in 2019.

Current Form: Ghana [W-W-D-L-W]; Nigeria [W-W-L-L-L]

Head to head

17/04/17 U17AQ Ghana 2 – 0 Nigeria

14/04/13 U17WC Nigeria 6 – 1 Ghana

15/03/07 U17AQ Ghana 0 – 2 Nigeria

Prediction: Ghana 1-2 Nigeria

Tottenham v Liverpool @Wembley Stadium @12:30pm on September 15

Spurs will try to win without Lloris and Alli

Playing against Liverpool at the present is a hard task but the absences of Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli has made Tottenham’s task a much tougher one.

With the two players in their starting 11, Tottenham’s winning percentage is over 60 per cent and tellingly, without the duo that average drops to just about 30 per cent.

The 4-1 thrashing handed the Reds does not come into Saturday’s equation at all says Mauricio Pochettino. “We are always confident we can beat any team. But, of course, the game on Saturday will be completely different to [last season]. It’s a different season.

The Reds are looking good to make a tilt at the EPL title after an unbeaten start to the 2018/19 season, keeping three clean sheets in the four matches already played. This should be a cracker and should make clear the title credentials of both teams.

Current Form: Tottenham [L-W-W-W-L]; Liverpool [W-W-W-W-W]

Head to head

04/02/18 PRL Liverpool 2 – 2 Tottenham

22/10/17 PRL Tottenham 4 – 1 Liverpool

11/02/17 PRL Liverpool 2 – 0 Tottenham

25/10/16 LEC Liverpool 2 – 1 Tottenham

27/08/16 PRL Tottenham 1 – 1 Liverpool

Prediction: Tottenham 2-2 Liverpool

Watford v Man. United @Vicarage Road @5:30pm on September 15

Jose’s United cannot afford to be stung at Vicarage Road

Will the Hornets continue to sting and will the Red Devils make it a perfect five to start the EPL season? There will be answers to this at Vicarage Road on Saturday as Javi Gracia’s Watford seek to continue their perfect start against a stumbling Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho’s side have an almost perfect win rate against Watford – winning 11 of their past 12 confrontations though maintaining this may be hampered by the injury absences of Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, and Marouane Fellaini while Marcus Rashford starts a three-game suspension for his red card against Burnley.

Mourinho cannot contemplate a loss with all the rumours flying around that he is one loss from the sack and with Zinedine Zidane, waiting in the wings to take over at Old Trafford.

Current Form: Watford [W-W-W-W-W]; Man. Utd [W-L-L-W-L]

Head to head

Sun 13/05/18 PRL Man. Utd 1 – 0 Watford

Tue 28/11/17 PRL Watford 2 – 4 Man. Utd

Sat 11/02/17 PRL Man. Utd 2 – 0 Watford

Sun 18/09/16 PRL Watford 3 – 1 Man. Utd

Wed 02/03/16 PRL Man. Utd 1 – 0 Watford

Prediction: Watford 2-2 Man. United

Galatasaray v Kasimpasa @Turk Telekom Stadyumu @6pm on September 14

Nigerian goal scorers set for battle

Defending champions at home to current league leaders should be an exciting match because Kasimpasa have won all four league games this season, scoring 10 goals and conceding just four. Gala need to bounce straight back from the 4-0 thrashing suffered at the hands of Trabzonspor before the international break.

Galatasaray have Henry Onyekuru in good goalscoring form – having broken his duck for Nigeria against Liberia during the international break while Kasimpasa also have a Nigerian in good form in Emem Eduok.

Current Form: Galatasaray [L-W-W-W-L]; Kasimpasa [W-W-W-W-D]

Head to head

18/02/18 SÜL Kasımpasa 2 – 1 Galatasaray

16/09/17 SÜL Galatasaray 2 – 0 Kasımpasa

06/05/17 SÜL Galatasaray 1 – 3 Kasımpasa

04/12/16 SÜL Kasımpasa 1 – 2 Galatasaray

24/04/16 SÜL Galatasaray 4 – 1 Kasımpasa

Prediction: Galatasaray 3-1 Kasimpasa

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Lamar Odom discloses he used fake penis to pass drug test for Olympics

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Lamar Odom has revealed he went to great lengths to play for USA Basketball at the Olympics, using a prosthetic penis to help him pass a drug test.

Lamar comes clean about how he was able to pass the test despite smoking weed on the daily in the summer of ’04 in his soon to be released book, “Darkness to Light”, where he says, “We started googling ‘fake penises’ and studied different ways to beat a drug test.”

“After an exhaustive search we ordered a giant, rubber, black c*** to arrive the next day,” Odom writes in an expert first provided to People … “I unzipped my pants and carefully slid the fake penis through the zipper hole. To get the pee to come out of the tip, I had to squeeze the shaft repeatedly.”

Lamar admits he was “paranoid” the fake penis ruse wouldn’t work once the official tester took the sample at Odom’s home … but he passed with flying colors and was soon heading to Greece with the rest of Team USA.

Unfortunately, Lamar couldn’t help the Americans win the gold medal … in one of our nation’s most embarrassing Olympic moments, a team full of NBA superstars came home with the bronze.

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Marcus Rashford delays new contract talks over club’s performance under Solskjaer

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Marcus Rashford wants to assess Manchester United intent on rejoining football’s elite before signing his new contract.

United wants the England striker to commit beyond the next two seasons, after which he can move for just training compensation.

But it is understood Rashford wants to be sure the club are heading in the right direction after dropping out of the Premier League top four.

Rashford has played in the Champions League in the last two seasons but will back in the Europa League – the competition he made his explosive debut in three years ago – following United’s end-of-season slump.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will start the rebuilding process this summer and the United boss is looking at exciting young players rather than the marquee signings of the post-Alex Ferguson era.

“Next season we need to get back to how Manchester United play, for me that’s most important,” Rashford wrote this week on social media.

“We need to find that willingness and respond the right way.”

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Former WWE superstar, Ashley Massaro dies at 39

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Former WWE superstar, Ashley Massaro, has died at the age of 39. She was rushed to the hospital from her home in Suffolk County, New York where she died on Thursday morning.

Officials would not reveal the cause of death at this point, it’s being classified as “non-criminal.”

Massaro famously won the WWE’s “2005 Raw Diva Search”, which included a $250,000 1-year contract.

She went on to become a valet for WWE tag team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick.

Her most high-profile matches including a WWE Women’s Championship against Melina at Wrestlemania 23 in 2007, and a Playboy BunnyMania LumberJill match at Wrestlemania 24 the following year.

Massaro appeared on “Survivor: China” in 2007, but she was voted off on the second episode of that series.

She also appeared on the April 2007 cover of Playboy Magazine, which she revealed on an episode of “Smackdown.”

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