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Everton vs Newcastle: Callum Wilson’s Brace Lifts Newcastle off Relegation Zone



Everton vs Newcastle

Everton vs Newcastle:
Newcastle Midfielder, Callum Wilson’s second-half goals gave Newcastle a vital lifeline first win in nine Premier League games to ease the pressure on Manager Steve Bruce as they trash Everton 2 goals to Nil at Goodison Park.



Wilson, who had missed Newcastle’s two best chances either side of half-time, got his 50th Premier League goal with a breathtaking, inch-perfect header from Jonjo Shelvey’s corner (73), a deserved opening Goal for Steve’s side.


Wilson got his second in the stoppage time, finishing low past Jordan Pickford when one-on-one as Everton were caught high up the pitch looking for a leveller (90+3).



Fans have called for Bruce’s sacking, but this win was a rare positive performance that lifts The Magpies nine points clear off the relegation zone , albeit having played two more games than 18th-place Fulham.



Everton lacked creativity and missed the chance to move fifth; they sit seventh, four points off the top four but with a game in hand.




Everton vs Newcastle Player ratings

Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (6), Keane (6), Mina (6), Digne (6), Sigurdsson (5), Doucoure (6), Iwobi (5), James (6), Richarlison (5), Calvert-Lewin (5)

Subs: Gomes (5)

Newcastle: Darlow (7), Manquillo (7), Hayden (7), Schar (7), Lascelles (6), Lewis (7), Shelvey (7), Hendrick (7), Fraser (7), Almiron (8), Wilson (8)

Subs: Clark (6), Saint-Maximin (6)

Man of the match: Callum Wilson

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…Sponsorship underscores the life insurer’s commitment to grow and to invest in Africa

Prudential Africa has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to become the official insurance partner of the ongoing 33rd edition of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021.

At a press conference to announce the sponsorship, Eric Mboma, Chief Representative Officer, Prudential Northern Africa Region noted that the sponsorship underscores Prudential’s commitment to the African continent.

“As we grow our business in Africa, we also want to support the passion and talent of its people. Africans share a common love for football and we are honored to be part of a tournament that unites the continent and brings together the brightest talents of African football”, he said.

Mr. Mboma added, “Through sports, Prudential wants to encourage people to stay active and lead more healthy lifestyles. As a life insurer, we believe that health and wellness are important for people to live fulfilling lives.”

Commenting on the partnership, Confederation of African Football (CAF) General Secretary Mr. Véron Mosengo-Omba said, “We are excited and pleased to have on board Prudential as a partner. We share a common purpose in our commitment to developing local talent as well as driving prosperity for the people of Africa.”

AFCON 2022 started on January 9 and will run till February 6, 2022 with Cameroon as the host nation.

Prudential is a global financial services group providing life insurance, pensions and asset management products and services to approximately 20 million customers in Asia and Africa.
Prudential has life insurance operations in eight countries across Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria. For nearly a decade, the life insurer has been providing affordable insurance and health solutions. Today, it serves more than 1.7 million customers through a distribution network of more than 13,000 agents and 600 branches.

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Tragic! How Turkish Footballer Ahmet Calik Died In Auto Crash




It was a dark Tuesday in the world of sports as Turkish footballer Ahmet Calik has tragically died in a ghastly auto crash.

The 27-year-old, Turkish National who played eight times for his national team and most recently turned out for club Konyaspor, was involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday morning in the capital city of Ankara.

Calik also played for Super Lig giants Galatasaray after spending his early years with Genclerbirligi.

Reports from Turkey say that; the incident occurred around 9 am as he was said to have gone out of control on the Ankara-Nigde motorway before overturning at Hacilar District of Golbasi.


In a statement by his club, Konyaspor said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our football player Ahmet Calik, who has won the love of our fans and our city since the first day he came to Konyaspor. “Condolences to all of us, especially to the family of our football player Ahmet Calik.”

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AFCON 2022: Nigeria Trashes Egypt 1-0 as Kelechi Iheanacho’s Early Strike Gives Eagle Crucial Win




Super Eagles of Nigeria beat a disappointing Egypt 1-0 to extend their chances of coming out the top of the table for the quarter-final draw and also demonstrate that they are a potential team to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Considered favorites going into the tournament, the midfield combination of Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo dominated Egypt, starving Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah of any real opportunity to influence the game with his quick play.

The two teams sparred in the opening half-hour, with Nantes’ winger Moses Simon looking dangerous as he dazzled with his skills, but neither team had a major change until Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho beautifully controlled a ball on the edge of the area and fired it across his body into the Egyptian net.

This goal, rather than spur Egypt into action, only seemed to further favor Nigeria. They had several chances either side of the break, with Taiwo Awoniyi brilliantly kept out by Mohamed El Shenawy, and a clumsy touch from Iheanacho causing him to spurn a chance to double his tally.

Egypt had one chance in the second half when Nigeria’s defense seemingly thought Salah had been caught offside, but the Egyptian maestro couldn’t lift the ball over Maduka Okoye. In a battle of the captains, he was frustrated throughout Watford’s William Troost-Ekong.

Nigerian substitute Chidera Ejuke could have cemented his country’s win in the final minute, but his length-of-the-pitch break was hit straight at El Shenawy.

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