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Premier League: Why I didn’t do well at Chelsea – Mohamed Salah

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Egyptian international, Mohamed Salah has explained why he struggled in the Premier League while at Chelsea.

He said he was not given the chance to do well at Stamford Bridge.

After being signed from Basel for £11million in 2014, Salah spent a season-and-a-half at Stamford Bridge, scoring twice in 19 appearances.

He was sold to Roma for less than half of his initial valuation.

He told Sky Sports, “I know from the first day I wanted to do something different, something special.

“I was here with Chelsea, didn’t get my chance, and then came back. I wanted to show everyone my football. ‘I didn’t play

You can see by the numbers. I didn’t have my chance, but you can see when I did get my chance I proved some people wrong.

“Because in my mind I have to succeed here, when I left the Premier League I said I’d come back, and when I had the chance, I came.

“You can see the difference [in me] between now, a year before, two years before that. Every year, every day, every month I am proving myself. I always try to see my weakness, work on it, to be better as a person and a player, everything

“You can see my body now is different than before, my finishing is different, I am more comfortable on the pitch and am trying to improve every day

I think I have had a great season, doing very well with the team, fighting to be in the top positions, second or third. I can’t forget what the team give me, the way we play, the way they support me inside and outside of the pitch.”

“This Is Why My Wife Will Never Go For Yoga Classes” (See Shocking Photo)

Yoga includes physical exercise, but it’s also about life balance. Training your mind, body, and breath — as well as connecting with your spirituality — are the main goals of the yoga lifestyle.

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Vice President of African Football Confederation Arrested, Colleagues On The Run.

Congolese Federation of Association Football (FECOFA) president Constant Omari has been arrested on corruption charges in Kinshasa. Omari is also a vice-president of the African Football Confederation and has been a member of FIFA’s all-powerful Council since 2015.

The most powerful man in football in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Omari was arrested late on Tuesday along with two other FECOFA officials, Theobald Binamungu and chief financial officer Roger Bondembe, and the country’s secretary general for sport Barthelemy Okito.

Local reports suggest a fifth man, the president of Congo’s Olympic committee, is also wanted but is on the run and the investigation relates to more than £700,000 of government money that was meant to pay for matches involving the national team and club sides in continental competition.

In response to the arrests, Congo’s national league, Linafoot, has taken the dramatic decision to suspend its championship.

In a statement on its website, Linafoot said the quartet were questioned by the “office of the special adviser to the president in the fight against corruption, Luzolo Bambi”.

It added that those arrested are “suspected of misappropriation of funds intended for the DRC football teams”.

Premier League: Mourinho tells Manchester United to sell Pogba

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has added Paul Pogba to a list of players he may offload this summer

Pogba’s relationship with his Portuguese manager has hit a new low after the former Chelsea boss substituted the Frenchman during the defeat to West Brom on Sunday.

The defeat handed the Premier League title to Manchester City earlier than expected.

It is not the first time Mourinho has lost faith in Pogba this season.

He has repeatedly been dropped by Mourinho this season.

And Daily Mail UK reports that Mourinho has finally decided to let the Frenchman leave the club.

The newspaper claimed that Mourinho wants to sell Pogba, although there is set to be resistance from the United board.

Ed Woodward will not want to sell a player United paid a club record transfer fee of £89million to sign just two years ago.

The 25-year-old midfielder has struggled to fit into Mourinho’s system and follow his manager’s instructions.

Football Fans Fight Dirty In Abia State After Match With Katsina United. Photos

According to reports, hell broke loose yesterday after Abia Warriors fans turned football to war as they threatened and beaten officials after the 1-1 game against Katsina United in Umuahia.

Sports journalist, Niyi Busari, revealed how Katsina United Cameraman Bashir was also beaten black-blue.

His camera was seized and the tape in the camera was removed.

He (Bashir) has been rushed to Federal Medical Centre in Umuahia for treatment.

Nigerian Female Wrestler Shocks All After Winning Gold At Commonwealth Games. Photos

Nigerian wrestler and 8-time African champion, Blessing Oborududu, came from behind to defeat Canada’s Danielle Lappage 4-3 and claim the gold medal at stake in the 68kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. On her way to claiming the gold medal, the 29-year old Niger Delta University undergraduate had brushed aside Lilian Ntigha (Kenya), Sherin Sultana (Bangladesh) and Divya Kakran.

Her wild, minute-long victory celebration, left the referee waiting to declare a victor.

The Nigerian wrestler started by rolling along the mat to the edge, was picked up by her coach and carried back into the middle, and just as the ref was about to raise her arm, Oborududu dropped to the mat and began rolling around again.

Oborududu was still screaming as the ref called for the pair to shake hands. Her opponent, Lappage was less impressed, before walking away as Oborududu appeared to open her arms for a hug.

 

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Nigerian Medalists At The Commonwealth Games Desperate To Meet Buhari

After we have done Nigeria proud, we will like to see our President. Most of us are graduates but we are unemployed, we want to see President Muhammadu Buhari because we know he can make us smile for what we have done for Nigeria.”

These were the words of Lucy Ejike, captain of the Powerlifting team to Australia who returned with 4 gold medals and 2 silvers with just 6 athletes.

Despite settling for a silver medal and conceding her world title to her compatriot Esther Oyema in the women lightweight division, she said she is still over the moon as the captain because the gold still came to a Nigerian.

Meanwhile, the new Women’s Para Powerlifting World record holder Esther Oyema, MON, and Commonwealth gold medalist Rowland Ezuruike  want an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari after winning gold on Day 6 of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia

Oyema who lifted 131kg  in the Women’s lightweight final to set a new world record said that meeting President Buhari will be a dream come true.

“I feel so excited because it was like a film to me. I was anxious about winning gold at the Commonwealth Games because after the Paralympic Games in Rio, I went to rest. I had to start the process of cutting down on my body weight because I was already in the heavyweight class and I knew I needed a lot of hard work to shed about 10kg. My coach Pat Ibite encouraged me so I started training for it. If I didn’t work on my body weight, I wouldn’t have set a new World record today.

“Today I have made sacrifices to make my country proud. I have won Gold and set a 3rd World record. I will like to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and I want him to make us proud too.”

Oyema said that one of the greatest challenges of physically challenged athletes was lack of recognition despite setting World records and called on the President to pat them on the back accordingly.

2018 Commonwealth Games; Nigerian Female Army Officer Shows Her Boxing Prowess. Photos

Team Nigeria increased its chances of finishing high on the medals table at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia with another medal in boxing already guaranteed. According to reports, in the women 60kg category, Nigerian Female Army Officer, Lance Corporal Yetunde Odunuga was too strong for her counterpart from Canada, Veyre Caroline.

The ruthless boxer punched Caroline to submission in the 3rd round which prompted the referee to call off the match which was fast turning to a one-sided show.

Odunuga has qualified for the semifinals with a bronze medal already guaranteed irrespective of the her performance when she fights next.

Miss Bum Bum Celebrates Lionel Messi As Barcelona Continue Unbeaten Run. Photos

On Saturday, March 31, Lionel Messi, scored a sublime 89th-minute equaliser against Sevilla to bring the score to 2-2 to maintain their unbeaten La Liga season. Lionel Messi also scored a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Leganes 3-1 over the weekend to match Real Sociedad’s record for the longest ever unbeaten run in La Liga.

Barca are now unbeaten in 38 games in the league and can break La Real’s record, which has stood since 1980, when they host Valencia next weekend. They are also now four wins away from winning a league title which will have Messi’s fingerprints all over it.

And to celebrate the huge step towards silverware, Messi super fan and former Miss Bum Bum Suzy Cortez posted yet another snap dedicated to the Argentine talisman.

The Brazilian posed in nothing but a Barcelona jersey with the forward’s name on the back.

She said: “Forca Barcelona.”

One fan said: “Beautiful and encouraging.”

Another added: “If I were Messi, I would definitely marry you.”

The Brazilian has amassed a following of over one million fans since she was crowned Miss Bum Bum in 2015.

Lady Disrupts Game As She Removes Her Top After Storming The Pitch. Photos

A female streaker was forcibly removed after she interrupted a game at the new Optus Stadium. The Fremantle Dockers were taking on the Gold Coast Suns in Perth, Western Australia on Saturday night. The Dockers won the game 13.18 (96) to 10.8 (68), but it was an unexpected intruder who stole the show during the AFL clash.

The woman made her way onto the field in the third quarter of the game.

She was wearing jeans but was without a top, choosing to go for a bra during her stint on the playing surface.

She was eventually escorted off the field by security guards in front of 33,388 fans.

Saturday’s game was the Gold Coast’s third in a row away from home, with their home venue unavailable due to the Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast edged out to an eight-point lead early in the third quarter.

Gold Coast edged out to an eight-point lead early in the third quarter.

2019 Presidential Ambition: Kanu Nwankwo Finally Speaks up

A former Arsenal star, Kanu Nwankwo is stunned at how the Nigerian media reacted to a hoax that claimed he was planning on running for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019.

Goal wrote an April Fools’ article revealing that the former Super Eagle was inspired to follow in George Weah’s footsteps to help provide a better life for his fellow countrymen.

Ogun State Governor, Amosun Meets Anthony Joshua (Pictures)

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun led delegation to Cardiff, Wales to watch & cheer Anthony Joshua over the weekend.

The Ogun State born British boxer defeated Joseph Parker over the weekend to earn his 4th World Heavyweight title. Anthony’s father is from Ogun state.

Man Invades Pitch To Kiss Cristiano Ronaldo After Embarrassing Defeat With Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo was given a kiss by a pitch invader during Portugal’s 3-0 defeat by Holland on Monday night. Portugal were already three goals down when Joao Cancelo received a second yellow card and was sent off during the friendly.

As the game was about to restart following Cancelo’s dismissal, a number of fans raced onto the pitch at Stade de Geneve in Switzerland.

One supporter – clearly very fond of Ronaldo – ran up to the Real Madrid star and planted a kiss on his left cheek.

Ronaldo looked nonplussed about the man’s gesture before he was substituted in the 67th minute – even then one fan tried to grab him for a photograph as he walked to the players’ tunnel.

It was a disappointing night overall for Ronaldo and his Portugal team-mates.

Expected to beat Holland, they appeared lethargic and went behind when Memphis Depay scored after 11 minutes.

Former Liverpool player Ryan Babel doubled Holland’s lead not long before Virgil van Dijk applied a calm finish in first-half stoppage time.

Wayne Rooney Spotted With His Wife For The First Time Since Drinking Scandal

Coleen and Wayne Rooney have been spotted on a night out together in Cheshire. The couple posed for a selfie with a fan as they attended the Opulent travel services launch at Victors in Hale, Cheshire. It’s the first time they’ve been seen together since Coleen’s raw Facebook post when she forgave her husband for his drink-driving shame.

Coleen – who recently gave birth to fourth son Cass – welcomed Wayne back into the family fold after a boozy night with party girl Laura Simpson last August.

Laura has previously hinted that she and Wayne were ready and willing to do more than just talk when they met on a night out. The two met in a club and inebriated Wayne then decided to take her VW Beetle for a spin, but was pulled over by cops and breathalised.

When he pleaded guilty to drive-driving at a later court date, he was banned from driving for two years and sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid community work.

His marriage came under strain as a result, with pregnant Coleen jetting off on holiday with their sons and her parents and taking off her wedding ring, while a sombre Wayne was shuttled to and from his Everton training by a chauffeur.

But in a raw and emotional Facebook post in November, Coleen said she’d forgiven Wayne for his indiscretion – even though she thought their relationship was over.

“I’m not taking Wayne back as he’s never left,” she wrote.”Yes, it has been a s**t time, and yes, time was spent apart and I thought my marriage might have been at an end.”

She went on: “Wayne doesn’t get portrayed for the person he is in the press, he has always had a hard time.

“I’m not going to list his good qualities as a person as I don’t think he deserves it at this time but one thing is that he is a brilliant dad. He’s made silly and selfish mistakes, some he’s learnt from, some obviously not. However maybe that will change?”

Coleen ended her post by asking people not to judge her private life by what they read about her.

Injured Neymar Steps Up His Recovery As He Prepares For World Cup. Photos

Neymar has shared a video of his recent workouts as he battles back from foot surgery.  The Paris Saint-Germain forward, 26, posted a clip of him performing some light exercises with his right foot in a cast.

In another video the ex-Barcelona man’s foot is undergoing a treatment from his personal doctor, captioning it: “Second session of today.”

Neymar had surgery on his fifth metatarsal earlier this month after fracturing the bone in a match against Marseille on February 25.

The PSG ace is currently in his native Brazil as he recovers from the operation, and is receiving treatment on his foot under the supervision of specialists from the French club and the Brazilian Football Federation.

Brazil star Neymar is aiming to return in time to represent his country at this year’s World Cup.

The five-time World Cup champions play their first match of the tournament on June 17 against Switzerland.

Ghanaian Player, Micheal Essien Suffers Latest Snub After Being Released By Club

Ghanaian footballer, Micheal Essien joined Indonesian top-flight club Persib Bandung last year to become the country’s highest-profile footballer of all time. He scored five goals in 29 games last season for the Liga 1 outfit.

The 35-year-old Chelsea great won the Champions League, two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the League Cup during nine years at Stamford Bridge.

However Persib have now released Essien after filling their maximum quota of foreign players with a series of close-season signings.

Club chief executive Zainuri Hasyim said: “Essien was not among the players we launched for the new season, because we wanted to fulfill the PSSI [Indonesian FA] regulation of four foreign players in a team.”

The news is a humiliating snub to the Accra-born midfield powerhouse, who has won 58 Ghana caps.

However local media reports claim Essien is set to be thrown a career lifeline by Persib’s league rivals Bali United, based in Indonesia’s tourist paradise.

Sport Poland vs Nigeria: Iwobi, Aina, Ekong, others hit Eagles’ camp

Super Eagles stars, Troost Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, have arrived the Wroclaw camp of the team ahead of the international friendly against Poland on Friday.

The camp came to live Monday night with the arrival of the players.

 

Other players who made the camp on Monday were Leon Balogun, Brian Idowu as revealed by the official Twitter account of the team.

The tweet said, “Our camp ahead of Friday’s pre World Cup friendly vs Poland at the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw, Poland opened today.

“Troost Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Tyronne Ebuehi, Brian Idowu and Leon Balogun were the early ‘eagles’.

Coach Gernot Rohr had invited a total of 28 players for the two international friendly matches against Poland on 23rd and Serbia on 27th.

Vice captain Ogenyi Onazi and John Ogu are expected to be among the next batch to report to camp.

Ex-Chelsea star, Gallas backs Hazard, Courtois to dump club for Real Madrid

Former Chelsea defender, William Gallas has reacted to reports linking the Blues forward, Eden Hazard and goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

Hazard and Courtois will likely move to the La Liga Champions in the summer, and the ex-France international believes that the Blues may simply have to accept that the two regular starters want to try their luck elsewhere.

Williams, who said Chelsea can get a replacement for Hazard and Courtois, stated that the Premier League Champions need to accept the fact that players will one day leave the club.

“To be honest, you have got so many great players in the world, so if Hazard and Courtois have to leave, you can find a good goalkeeper to replace Courtois,” Gallas told Goal.

“You have good wingers who can replace Eden Hazard. That’s the job of the scouts to find the right players.

“Sometimes you have to accept that your best players have to leave or want to leave. Maybe because they want to play in a different league. Maybe because they have already won the FA Cup, Premier League and Carabao Cup.

“I don’t think they have won the Champions League with Chelsea. So maybe that’s why they want to leave and go to another club. You have to ask the question which team they supported when they were kids.

“So many kids will say: ‘I used to support Real Madrid’ or ‘I used to support Barcelona’.

“You have to accept it. You don’t have to be upset because he has played for Chelsea for many years. All the time, he was playing with that blue shirt and giving everything for that club.”

Neymar gives PSG condition to stay at club amid Real Madrid summer move rumour

Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar has reportedly told his club the condition for him to stay back in the club amid rumors linking him with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

The Times, UK, reports that Neymar has asked for a salary increment of 1 million per week to be paid to him by PSG and that will be enough to keep him away from Madrid.

The Brazilian international sealed what was a shocking world transfer this past summer when he joined PSG from Barcelona for a fee in the region of 222 million euros.

The 25-year-old has been in impressive form since he joined PSG, finding the back of the net as many as 28 times in all competitions and assisting 16 times on the way.

The report added that Neymar, who is currently injured, expressed his disappointment with the quality of Ligue 1.

Cameroon’s Douala Stadium Artificial Turf has been stolen

News reaching Igberetv from a reliable source reveals that Cameroon’s Douala stadium’s Turf has been stolen.

The report was confirmed by Africa Facts Zone with photos of the unbelievable situation of the stadium

Europa League: Arsenal, other teams in quarter final draw

The Europa League round of 16 matches were decided across Europe on Thursday.

After the group stage of the competition, 16 teams were left to fight for places in the quarter final.

The 16 teams were, however, reduced to 8 after the second leg of the knockout stage was played yesterday.

 

This season’s Europa League quarter-finalists are:

Arsenal
Atletico Madrid
CSKA Moscow
Lazio
Marseille
RB Leipzig
RB Salzburg
Sporting Lisbon.

Arsenal beat AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition.

The draw will take place in Nyon, Switzerland at 12:00 GMT on Friday.

“Why Lionel Messi Scored 2 Goals Through My Legs” – Chelsea Goalkeeper, Courtois

CHELSEA DEFEAT AT NOU CAMP: Messi Scores Twice Puting The Ball In Between My Legs Because Of My Height-Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois and defender Marcos Alonso have reacted to their 3-0 loss to Barcelona at Nou Camp on Wednesday. Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League losing 4-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 1-1 at the Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea goalkeeper allowed Lionel Messi score two cheap goals through his legs and also give a superb assist to Dembele for another.

The Belgian keeper said having played against Messi on several occasions he (Messi) already knows his weak point.

He explained that putting the ball in between his legs was the weakest part of him because of his height.

Speaking after the match Courtois said, “I don’t think we deserve to be out but individual mistakes made the difference. “I didn’t think Messi would shoot from there and I was a bit late to close my legs so that’s my mistake.

“We had chances, hit the crossbar, it was mostly our individual mistakes that cost us. “I’ve played against him a lot of times and already conceded goals through my legs from him. “That’s maybe the weakest part of me because of my height. You have to be man and admit you make mistakes.”

Alonso on his own said, “I dunno, they have Messi (sic) and I think maybe they were the better team even though I think we showed we compete well in both teams. “If we concede these easy goals, it’s difficult against this team.

“We knew they have top players, we knew we could not give them one metre or they will score. I think we’re unlucky with the first two goals, we hit the post three times over both games. They were the better team but we were unlucky.”

This Type Of Player, Lionel Messi Is Born In 50 Years’, Says Chelsea Coach After Champions League Exit

Lionel Messi was praised by Antonio Conte after punishing Chelsea’s mistakes to send Barcelona through to the Champions League quarter-finals. Conte took the opportunity to compliment Messi in person after the Argentina playmaker scored twice and made another for Ousmane Dembele in a 3-0 win which secured a 4-1 aggregate success for Barca.

“When you have the opportunity to make a great compliment to Messi at the end of the game, I think it’s right,” Conte said.

“We are talking about an extraordinary player, the best in the world. I think we are talking about the player that can move the final result for every team that he’s playing for. This type of player, (there is) one player born in 50 years.”

After eight appearances without a goal against Chelsea, Messi settled this tie by scoring the equaliser in last month’s first leg before an influential performance here.

Messi struck after 126 seconds, netting through the legs of the hapless Thibaut Courtois, and struck his 100th Champions League goal, again through the Chelsea goalkeeper’s legs

See How This Man And His Family Celebrated Barcelona’s Win Against Chelsea. Photos

A Nigerian journalist and former worker in Bayelsa State Government, couldn’t contain his excitement yesterday after Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Camp Nou in Spain. The hardcore Barca fan, Eberiye Christopher ensured his whole family including his baby daughter wore Barcelona jerseys to celebrate the Spanish club’s Champions league qualification.

The man who apparently woke up in a happy mood – continued with his excitement as he shared a picture of him flying the Barcelona flag on his way to work this morning in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.

According to him, ‘he’s going to a suburb in Yenagoa this morning to receive some decamped fans from Chelsea to Fc Barcelona’.

Barcelona put on a spectacle on the Nou Camp stage as they beat Chelsea to seal their place in the UEFA Campions League quarter finals.

Lionel Messi score two goals and also gave a superb assist to Dembele for another as Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League losing 4-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 1-1 at the Stamford Bridge..

Champions League: What Sevilla’s coach, Montella said after sending Man United out of competition

Sevilla coach, Vincenzo Montella, has praised his team for beating Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday night to qualify for the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Montella’s men went into the second leg after a goalless first leg in Seville. But striker Wissam Ben Yedder, who came off the bench, turned the table by scoring late two goals to send the Spanish club into the last eight of the competition.

“I’m very, very happy, it’s amazing we’ve won in this very special stadium and the first time in 60 years we’re in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” Montella told reporters after the match.

“I have some very happy players who have got Sevilla in their soul and in their heart. All the players were fantastic, they played the game of their lives.

“Even though we didn’t create chances in the first-half we put in a good performance. I felt we were in control possession-wise and we have them very little opportunity to get close to our goal.

“In the second-half I’m pleased Ben Yedder turned things around and it was he who made the difference. He was decisive and finished well on two occasions.”

Montella added: “We took risk against Valencia and paid by losing that game. However, tonight we were very effective and it was a totally different style of play and I’m happy we managed to turn things around.

“Everything is difficult. I think it’s just as hard catching Valencia or getting to the final. There are two more rounds before the final so let’s talk about the quarters before we talk about the final.

“I’m not thinking about the next opponent, whether it be Italian or whoever, I’m just enjoying this moment.”

Sevilla join Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma and Juventus in the quarter-finals, with the final two teams to be determined on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Montella on Monday warned United that his players will give 100% against the Red Devils because the match is a special game for the club.

Champions League: Barcelona vs Chelsea: We don’t have experience, we will suffer – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted his team does not have enough experience to replicate Juventus’ comeback against Tottenham last week, when they take on Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League.

 

The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge and travel to Spain knowing they have to score, like Conte’s former club Juventus did when they won 2-1 at Wembley.

But the Italian is not optimistic of causing an upset against the LaLiga leaders.

“Don’t forget you are talking about a team with many players with great experience.

“We don’t have this experience and you have to build this experience over the years. Juventus showed great resilience, they suffered a lot and in the right mind they killed Tottenham.

“But I repeat: in the team there are many players with great experience and many players who won the Champions League in the past or played in a final of the Champions League.

“Experience is always important. This Chelsea team has not got great experience, not many players with great experience, because this team lost a lot of old players with great experience.

“Now we have many players who need experience. Andreas Christensen, Tiemoue Bakayoko. We have to work as a team and try to be ready.

“We must be prepared to suffer in this type of game, because when you play against this type of team, one of the best teams in the world, you must be prepared to suffer. It won’t be easy,” Conte said.

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Toni Iwobi Replies Mario Balotelli: ‘Focus On Football

Toni Iwobi, who has just been elected to the Italian Senate, has hit back at Mario Balotelli, after the Nice striker criticised him for representing a political party renowned for causing racial controversy.

Iwobi, who was born in Nigeria but has lived in Italy since the 1970s, became the first black Senator to be elected after the Lega party, led by Matteo Salvini, earned the majority of votes in Spirano.

Balotelli posted a message on his Instagram story that said: [quote]“Maybe I’m blind or maybe they haven’t told him yet that he’s black – what a disgrace!”

When asked about Balotelli’s message during an interview on Radio Capital, Iwobi replied:

“I’d rather just ignore him. I’m not interested in what he writes. I have to deal with enough controversy. I just want to think about my territory and the new role I’ve been elected to.

“He’s a great footballer and he will remain one, but I hope he sticks to his job, considering that’s what he is good at.”