Saido berahino scored goals outside pitch as three ladies have babies for him

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FOOTIE ace Saido Berahino is at the ­centre of a legal battle over claims he has fathered a hat-trick of children in less than two months.
The Stoke striker is named on birth certificates as the father of two of the babies — born on May 30 and July 17.
 Busy... Saido Berahino has been prolific in the bedroom
Reuters reported
Busy... Saido Berahino has been prolific in the bedroom
His lawyers are in talks with a pal who claims he is dad of her tot born on July 15.
A month later, Berahino, 25, finally found the net after 913 days — but he’s still fathered more kids than he has scored goals this season.
Mum No 1 is ex fiancee Stephania Christoforou, 27, who gave birth to son Costa on May 30 at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.
The tot weighed 7lbs 1oz and the birth certificate names Berahino as the dad.
 Once a happy couple... Saido with Stephania

Once a happy couple... Saido with Stephania

 She gave birth to child Costa on May 30

She gave birth to child Costa on May 30 Saido Berahino is named on the birth certificate

Saido Berahino is named on the birth certificate
He threw a lavish engagement bash for restaurant boss Steph last October.
But she called off the wedding after a Valentine’s Day bust-up outside his mansion in Cannock, Staffs, when he tried to smuggle in US model Chelsea Lovelace.
Steph was pictured ­hammering on the door and roaring: “Open the door you f*****g slag!”
Mum No 2 is an African-born nurse aged 28 — a childhood pal of Berahino who cannot be named for legal reasons.
 Pitched battle... pal claims ace is the dad

Cruz Azul bounced back to winning way against Atlas

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Cruzazul bounced back from necaxa defeat last week.
Cruzazul win bottom placed Atlas club in MX Liga.
Adrian aldrete opened scoring on 18 th minutes in the first half. Cruz Azul took a comfortable lead through Milton caraglio on 57th in second half . Aldrete controlled a beautiful pass from José Antonio Madueña Lopez.  Atlas failed to make any impact to score a goal. Atlas is languishing in the bottom of the MX Liga with just 2 points after 10 matches. They failed to maintain their winning record against cruzazul.
Atlas is really in terrible situation as they had three consecutive loss in Liga MX in 2018/19 season.

Caf Confederation cup: Enyimba will host Rayon sports today in Aba

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Enyimba international football club is to host Rayon Sports at newly renovated Aba township stadium. This is second leg of CAF Confederation cup quarter-final fixture. Footballnews.com.ng reported their goalless draw in Rayon sport home,i n Rwanda.
The most win football match will kick off 2pm west Africa time.
Enyimba has enormous task to move to semifinal today.  Enyimba should avoid Rayon to register a goal in Aba because 1:1 draw will eliminate the peoples elephant from the tournament.
In other CAF Confederation cup fixtures at Casablanca, Morocco
Raja Casablanca (MAR) v CARA (CGO) (2-1) (1600).
At Berkane, Morocco Renaissance Berkane (MAR) v V Club (COD) (1-3) (1900).
At Algiers USM Alger (ALG) v Al Masry (EGY) (0-1) (1900).

No Nigerian club have Won Caf Confederation cup since
it's inception.
Eyimba is the Nigerian most successful club in international competition as they have won Caf champions league two times. No Nigerian club have achieve that fit. It will be another record to create if they brace up to win this year Confederation cup.
It will be good for the re elected president of Nigeria football federation to put more effort to improve Nigeria Professional football league,Npfl.
When officiating is improved it will help us to have a real winner of league,who can comfortably represent Nigeria in international matches. They should eliminate "must win home game" in the league.
It looks ridiculous where a club will win three consecutive league titles without making any impact in international tournament.
It creates a doubt in minds of football followers if that club is really champions.
It makes no sense if you are just a local champions without making any mark in CAF Confederation or CAF champions league.
Kano pillar is one of the club that have won league several times but failed to make any impact in international level. I think the management of the club should look deeper and find their real problem.

Anthony Joshua boxing statistics

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Anthony Joshua knocks out Russia's Alexander Povetkin in seventh roundJoshua retains WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles at WembleyBriton wins 22nd professional fight with his 21st knockoutPovetkin had never been stopped before and only lost one fight

Anthony Joshua:

Fights: 22

Wins: 22

Knockouts: 21

Defeats: 0

IBF Heavyweight Champion

WBA Heavyweight Champion

WBO Heavyweight Champion

Unstoppable

Anthony Joshua and 4 others

Statistics show Alexis Sanchez is fast deprecating

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Alexis Sanchez for Barcelona:Average league goal every 148 minutes. Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal:

Average league goal every 161 minutes. Alexis Sanchez for Manchester United:

Average  league goal every 693 minutes.

Anthony Joshua showed Nigeria can be world boxing

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Long before football became the go-to sport for Nigerians, long before an Africa Cup of Nations title and Olympic gold made legends of the Super Eagles, there was a Nigerian world champion.

A boxing world champion.

Hogan "Kid" Bassey became the first Nigerian international boxing star when he won the world featherweight boxing championship in 1957, defeating Cherif Hamia of France by TKO.

Bassey was followed not long after by Dick Tiger [born Richard Ihetu], who not only became a two-time undisputed world champion at middleweight in 1962, but also moved to, and became world champion at, flyweight in 1966.

Now, Nigerian-Brit Anthony Joshua, who will defend his unified heavyweight titles for a sixth time on Saturday at Wembley, is the latest in a long if broken line of Nigerian boxing talent to show the world what is possible.

And he could still be the key to a full revival of boxing in Nigeria, even without representing the African nation at the Olympics, which he has attempted to do.

Nigerian Hogan (Kid) Bassey (l) and Jean Sneyers from Belgium (r) trade punches during their bout, which Bassey wins by TKO in the 4th round in 1956. Barratts/PA Images via Getty Images

Since Bassey and Tiger, there have been intermittent streams of boxing breakouts by Nigerians, mostly at the Olympic Games. Nojeem Maiyegun was the first in that line, winning bronze at the 1964 Summer Games. Peter Konyegwachi won Nigeria's first ever Olympic silver medal, and in 1992 David Izonritei did the same.

While this was by no means a tidal wave, it showed a pattern of talent and quality that should have been built on, to identify and groom world champions to fly the green and white flag in international boxing.

Alexander Povetkin says Anthony Joshua is better than Wladimir Klitschko in his prime and Deontay Wilder.

And that talent is not lacking. Boxers of Nigerian descent - a couple with world championship belts - litter the boxing world, even when not flying the colours. Former WBO champion Henry Akinwande, who represented Great Britain as Joshua has done, tops the list.

Ike Ibeabuchi had the talent to have dominated boxing after going 20-0, before entangling himself in serious legal jeopardy, to the point where Nigeria refused to issue him a passport.

And then there was Samuel Peter, who held the WBC heavyweight belt in 2008.

Joshua is the latest iteration of all of that quality. While he may have been born and raised in the UK, Joshua still identifies strongly with his Nigerian roots, down to the map of Africa tattooed onto his bicep.

His rise to the top of the boxing pyramid, and the journey of those before him, offers more than ample proof of what the country is capable of with the right direction and more than a little injection of money.

Anthony Joshua holds three of the four major heavyweight world titles. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images

Former greats like Tiger, and ex-Olympians like Davidson Andeh, Obisia Nwankpa and Jerry Okorodudu, have become coaches, but they lack the facilities and support to groom and develop fighters who can carry the torch from where they left off.

Nigerian boxing has also suffered from lack of promotion. Fighters train and train and train, but there are no promoters to organise fights, leaving the passion to gradually flicker away, unless of course those fighters choose to move abroad.

That in itself is a big ask for fighters who can barely afford the license fee, as low as N10 000 to N20 000 required to box, let alone the air fare to emigrate. It is why Olympic trials are such fierce contests, the equivalent of gladiator contests.

As Joshua steps out against Alexander Povetkin this weekend, there will be many boxers back home in Nigeria watching that fight and imagining they could scale the same heights if exposed to the same opportunities as their brother flying a Union Jack.

What they need is a few monied people willing to identify, and invest in, their talents. To organise fights for them, to take them to boxing clubs abroad and expose them to great facilities and nutrition and public relations management.

Who knows, perhaps, that might one day be Joshua himself. For now, he has the small matter of Povetkin to dispose of. And all of those potential world champions from across the length and breadth of Nigeria, will be firmly in his corner.

Summary of activity of Nigerian players abroad today 22rd September

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All account activity  of Nigerian players that played football for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 22.

Nigerian players with dual nationalities and have played competitively for the senior national teams of other countries have been omitted.

In the early kickoff, Isaac Success made his sixth successive start, all as a substitute, as Watford surrendered a one-goal lead in the 78th minute to draw 1-1 with Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The one-cap Nigeria international spent less than 11 minutes on the pitch. Mitrović leveled the game after Andre Gray's third minute opener. Stefano Okaka was not in the Hornets 18.

At Turf Moor, Jordon Ibe remained on the bench for the entirety of Bournemouth's 4-0 loss to Burnley. Nigeria U20 international Nnamdi Ofoborh was not involved for the visitors.

Two first half goals from Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon, and a second half brace from Ashley Barnes secured the three points for The Clarets.

Let's go to the King Power Stadium where Leicester City entertained Philip Billing's Huddersfield Town

The Foxes recovered from a goal deficit to beat The Terriers 3-1, with Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho opening his Premier League account for the season in the 19th minute and also providing an assist for his team's third.

Iheanacho finished off a counter attack to make it 1-1 before second half strikes from James Maddison and Jamie Vardy gave Leicester City their third win of the season.

The number eight was replaced in the 77th minute, Wilfred Ndidi started and finished the game along with Billing.

Liverpool have won their opening six games on the spin after a routine 3-0 win against Southampton. Wesley Hoedt (OG), Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah with first half goals for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Dominic Solanke did not make the Reds match day squad after returning to training on Friday morning.

In the late kickoff, Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun starts on the bench for Brighton & Hove at home against Tottenham Hotspur, who are without their young midfielder Luke Amos.

Cruzazul set to bounce back after Saturday defeat

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Cruz Azul, which sits at the top of the Mexican league's Apertura standings with nine of 17 games played, will look to bounce back from a rare Liga MX loss when it takes on Atlas at home in Matchday 10 action on Saturday night.

The Mexico City club, which suffered its first defeat of the Apertura last weekend in a 2-0 loss to Necaxa, also will be seeking revenge for a 1-0 defeat on Aug. 29 against Atlas in group-stage action of the Copa MX cup tournament.

NNU sports: Nighthawk Lost in consecutive matches

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NAMPA, Idaho – For the first time this season, the Northwest Nazarene women's soccer team is facing adversity.

The Nighthawks lost 1-0 to Western Oregon on Saturday at NNU Field, dropping their second consecutive Great Northwest Athletic Conference match.

The Wolves scored 65 seconds into the match and then parked the bus defensively, completely shutting down the Nighthawks offense.

"We have to make this be a motivator not something that sinks us," NNU coach Mary Triggsaid. "It's not just good enough for us to be the better team. In soccer, lesser teams win all the time. We have to decide that our intensity and grit is going to pick up and we are going to be more decisive and dangerous in the attacking third."

The Nighthawks (5-2-1 overall, 1-2-0 GNAC) struggled to break down the Western Oregon defense, failing to record a shot on goal.

The Wolves (4-3-1, 2-1-0) made life very difficult for the Nighthawks, who consistently had passes from the midfield to the forwards poked away or blocked.

"We've got to learn how to play against different styles," Trigg said. "We were really not figuring out how to break down them packing it in.

"They had a good game plan. They managed the clock well and we could not figure out how to get in behind them."

Alexie Morris scored off an assist by Kaili Brundage so early it seemed to catch everyone by surprise.

The Wolves then went into a defensive shape, often not sending more than one person forward and it worked out to a road victory.

The Nighthawks are back in action at 1 p.m. Thursday at Montana State Billings.
 

EPL table and results 2018-19: Premier League scores, fixtures and Golden Boot standings for gameweek 6

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Mohamed Salah was back on form and back on the scoresheet as Liverpool made easy work of Southampton to go top of the Premier League standings.
Elsewhere, Joao Moutinho's fine strike saw Wolves earn a fully deserved point at Old Trafford as Manchester United were held. Riyad Mahrez opened his account for Manchester City as Cardiff with thrashed 5-0 in front of their own fans.
Burnley earned their first win of the season, putting four past Bournemouth, while Leicester City came from behind to beat Huddersfield and there was no separating Crystal Palace and Newcastle.
Earlier in the day, Fulham and Watford could not be separated at Craven Cottage, while Tottenham beat Brighton 2-1 in the late kick-off.
West Ham and Chelsea meet in a London derby on Sunday's early game before Arsenal look for a fourth straight win when Everton come to the Emirates
Here’s how the Premier League table looks as things stand…