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Juventus’ winless start to the Serie A season continues after defeat at Napoli

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Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates scoring Napoli’s late second goal against Juventus
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Napoli added to Juventus’ misery in Serie A while Wolfsburg and PSG maintained their perfect starts in Germany and France.

It continues to be no Cristiano Ronaldo, no wins for Juventus after defeat at Napoli on Saturday.

The Bianconeri are still looking for their first victory in Serie A and slumped to their second successive defeat since Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, losing 2-1 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

Kalidou Koulibaly scored the winner in the 85th minute after Moise Kean inexplicably headed the ball towards his own goal following a Napoli corner, setting up a tap-in for the centre-half.

Matteo Politano equalised for the hosts just before the hour mark following Alvaro Morata’s opener for Juventus early on.

Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates after scoring his side’s second and decisive goal against Juventus (Alessandro Garofalo/AP)
Kalidou Koulibaly celebrates after scoring his side’s second and decisive goal against Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri’s team still have just one point from a 2-2 draw at Udinese on the opening day of the campaign.

Fiorentina made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 success at Atalanta. All three goals came from the penalty spot, with Dusan Vlahovic scoring from the spot either side of half-time before Duvan Zapata pulled a goal back in the 65th minute.

Venezia, back in Serie A for the first time since 2001-02, gained their first win of the season thanks to goals from Thomas Henry and David Okereke in a 2-1 success at Empoli. Nedim Bajrami’s last-minute penalty was mere consolation for the hosts.

Bayern Munich moved up to second in the Bundesliga with an emphatic 4-1 win at last season’s runners-up RB Leipzig.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot and teenager Jamal Musiala volleyed the second shortly after the break, before teeing up Leroy Sane for the third goal.

Konrad Laimer pulled one back for the hosts but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting rounded off the scoring for the visitors late on, leaving Leipzig with three defeats in their opening four matches under new coach Jesse Marsch.

Defending champions Bayern are now two points behind leaders Wolfsburg, who maintained their 100 per cent start with a 2-0 victory at Greuther Furth thanks to goals from Lukas Nmecha and Wout Weghorst.

Erling Haaland’s double helped Borussia Dortmund come from behind three times to claim a thrilling 4-3 win at Bayer Leverkusen.

Haaland cancelled out Florian Wirtz’s opener with a towering header before later netting the winner from the penalty spot.

In a frantic encounter, Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby scored for Leverkusen but Julian Brandt and Raphael Guerreiro joined Haaland on the scoresheet as Dortmund came out on top.

Erling Haaland keeps his cool to score the winner from the penalty spot (Martin Meissner/AP)
Erling Haaland keeps his cool to score the winner from the penalty spot

Goals from Jonathan Burkhardt and Marcus Ingvartsen gave Mainz a 2-0 victory at Hoffenheim, while Rafael Czichos’ last-minute own goal rescued a point for Freiburg in a 1-1 draw with Cologne.

The visitors had led through Anthony Modeste’s strike before having Florian Kainz sent off after 74 minutes. Union Berlin and Augsburg shared the points in a goalless draw.

Paris St Germain were without Lionel Messi as they maintained their status as the only team in Ligue 1 with a 100 per cent record with a comfortable victory against Clermont.

With Messi watching on in the stands after returning from a controversial international break with Argentina, Ander Herrera’s double got the ball rolling in a 4-0 win.

Kylian Mbappe extended the lead early in the second half before Idrissa Gueye completed the scoring after 65 minutes.

Bamba Dieng scored both goals as Marseille maintained their unbeaten start with a 2-0 victory at Monaco.

Quick-fire goals from Dani Vivian and Inaki Williams midway through the second half saw Athletic Bilbao go top of the table in Spain with a 2-0 win against Mallorca.

The other match in LaLiga finished all square as Sergi Guardiola struck late on to rescue Rayo Vallecano a draw at Levante, who had led through Roger’s first-half spot-kick.

Source: (Independent)


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Shocker! Kidnappers detain pregnant woman till child birth, keep new baby, set mother free

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A pregnant woman, has allegedly been set free and her baby taking away by kidnappers, after detaining her till the birth of her child, introducing a shocking but gory dimension to what has now become a sort of epidemic in parts of Africa.

Reports coming from Ghana, said the woman, who was identified as Josephine Panyin Mensah, was seized and taken away from her home in Takoradi, when her pregnancy was already due at nine months, but that her abductors only allowed her to go, after she gave birth and her baby taken away.

According to the source, the kidnappers who were interested in the unborn baby bolted with the baby after she had been delivered, adding that family sources indicated that the distraught woman is currently receiving treatment at the Effiankwanta Teaching Hospital.

The victim, was said to have gone missing on Thursday, September 16, after she went for a dawn walk in Takoradi, and that the police immediately swung into action leading a search party for her after a report was made to the by her husband, Michael Simmons.


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Breaking: Davido’s photographer dies

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Davido’s official photographer Fortunate Umunname Peter aka Fortune is dead.

He died three months after the hit maker’s close friend and associate, Habeeb Ademola Uthman aka as Obama DMW passed on.

Davido had also lost his bodyguard of six years, Ogbeide Tijani Olamilekan (Teejay) in 2020.

In 2017, Davido lost two friends and team members, Tagbo and DJ Olu.

Fortune was born and bred in Bariga, Lagos but hailed from Owerri.

He has been working with Davido since 2019.

He was born on July 10, 1997 and started off as a graphics designer before he moved to photography after his aunt, Dr. Harriet, got him his first camera which forced him to move back to Lagos from Owerri.

The exceptional photographer has made portfolios for Davido, Pogba, Popcaan, Lilbaby, Cassanova, Mayorkun, Wizkid, Jidenna, Tiwa Savage, Burna boy, Patoranking, Akon, DMW and many others.

His last Instagram post was on July 10 where he made a birthday post with a caption “Rolling stone +1”


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Breaking: Ex-Kwara gov, Jega, Utomi, Duke, others form third Force ahead 2023 elections

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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, prominent Nigerians have established a third force, Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP), to give Nigerians alternative platform to the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Founders of RNP include former governor of Kwara state, Ahmed Abdulfatai, Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, former Governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke,

Senator Lee Maeba, Usman Bugaje, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Amb. Nkoyo Toyo, Yomi Awoniyi, Dr. Rose Idi Danladi, Dr. Sadiq Gombe among others.

Delivering his keynote address, Abdulfatai lamented the state of the nation, noting that the high level of nepotism and lack of inclusiveness have given rise to agitations by different ethnic groups.

He recalled that in 2015, Nigerians embraced change, adding that today, “that change appears to be what we didn’t expect, as insecurity has taken over the nation.”

He said, “It is based on this that we decided to set up this Rescue Nigeria Project. We want to salvage this country and see how we can fix the mess. We want to set a template and key criteria leaders must have before they can attain any political position.

“Despite the great opportunities of the past, Nigeria has failed to live up to the dreams of its founding fathers and the hopes of successive generations of its citizens.

“Perhaps, at no other time have these failings become more apparent than in the past decade or so.

“In 2015, Nigerians overwhelmingly embraced the promise of change. These hopes have not only been dashed, but they have arguably turned out to be the worst political statements ever to be made in this country. Nigeria today appears set to fulfill all the prophesies of doom.”

He further noted that “Unprecedented nepotism and political exclusion have left the country more divided than ever as evident in the various separatists agitation that are threatening the corporate existence of the country itself.”

Also speaking, Adeniran noted that there is disaster at hand, hence the move to rescue the nation.

He said: “You only rescue when there is disaster and when you fail to rescue during disaster, it is more dangerous.

“We have a disaster in our hands and we need to rescue the country. We need to look back and see how we get here. We know where Nigeria was before now. We know the task is not going to be easy, but we have to determine how to rescue the nation.”

In his opening remarks, the RNP national coordinator, Usman Bugaje, explained that the Rescue Nigeria Project was founded on the premise that the challenges bedeviling the country were largely derived from poor leadership.


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