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Wayne Rooney banned from Driving for two years

Former England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to a drink driving charge. The 31 years old was stopped while diving a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The car which was reported to belong to a woman he met at the Bubble Room bar in Alderley Edge on a night out though he was not reported to have had intimate relationship with her. Rooney was later arrested and bailed and was charge with drink driving at the Stockport magistrate’s court.

Dani Carvajal Extends Contract to 2022

Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has tied his future to the club by extending his contract until 2022. According to a statement by the club, Carvajal has signed a five years deal. The 25 years old Spain international becomes the third Real Madrid player to sign on until 2022 this week after Vice-captain Marcelo and Isco also penned contract extensions. Carvajal came through Madrid’s academy and has won three champions league titles with the Spanish giants in four years since returning to Real Madrid After one-year spell with German side Bayer lever kusen.

 

Diego Costa Sells Luxury Cars Ahead of Atletico Madrid Move.

Diego Costa is looking to sell off his cars as he looks to complete a much-awaited January transfer window move to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard has already moved his family out of his base in Oxshott, Surrey to Madrid. The sun reported that the 28 years old is looking to sell his Mercedes Benz and BMW which are both right hand drives. Costa wants a left-hand drive when he finally returns to the Spanish capital. His club car has already been moved from its parking place at the Chelsea’s Cobham HQ to make room for new players. The Range Rover he left in the first team car park at the start of the summer has now been shifted out to a youth bay. Atletico are under a transfer embargo until January and they will wait till then to sign the player as they do not pay the striker’s wages while he is unable to play.

Tunisia Overpower Nigeria’s D’Tigers to Emerge African Champions

Nigeria Senior male basketball team D’Tigers have been dethroned as African Champions after a 65-77 defeat to host Tunisia at the finals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championship. With the defeat, D’Tigers have failed to defend the trophy they won in 2015 on same ground. Captain Ike Diogu finished the game with double digits which was not enough to lead the D’Tigers to victory. Nigeria won the first quarter 14-8 but narrowly went behind in the second quarter as Tunisia took a 25-24 lead into the break. The turning point of the game came in the third quarter as Ziyed Chennoufi hit a three-pointer followed by a layup to give Tunisia its three biggest lead of the game of 44-30. The host won the third quarter 52-40, making it very difficult to get back into the game. Tunisia wrapped up victory 77-65 in the fourth quarter to be crowned African new champions.

The male team could not repeat same feat as their female counterpart D’Tigress who won the 2017 Afrobasket Championship after defeating Senegal 65-48.

PSG to Run out of Neymar Shirts after Selling 120,000 Jerseys.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are sensationally poised to run out of Neymar shirts after selling a whopping 120,000 Jerseys in just one month. Les Parisiens sold over 10,000 shirts in just a single day in wake of his record-breaking E198 million switch from Barcelona. It is believed

that the Lique 1 side have made up to E7.8 million in just Neymar shirts sales alone. According to the Daily Mails, PSG have had a 75% increase in sales compared to this time last year. And you can be sure that the main reasons are due to the arrival of the Brazilian International and Kylian Mbappe from Monaco. PSG are facing a crisis though, as they are reportedly only supplied with limited amount of Neymar shirts until November, leading to fears they will run out imminently. He has dazzled since his debut for Les Parisiens, and has slotted seamlessly into Unai Emery’s side. The 25 years old has netted five times in as many matches while he has also contributed a further five assists.

He seems to have well and truly stepped out of Lionel Messi’s shadow from the Nou Camp as he looks to win the Ballon D’or in the near future. PSG will hope he has his shootings boots on again once more when they visit stade de la Mosson for a Lique 1 away tie to Montpellier.

 

By Mercy Kukah

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