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Kanu, Okocha, Henry: Top 20 Footballers Born In August



August parades of array of star footballer born in this month.

Kanu Nwankwo, former Nigeria international and Arsenal star turned 42 on August 1.

The father of three who remains memorably fresh in the minds of football lovers for his stellar display in the football event of Atlanta 1996 leads our top 20 list of footballers born this month.

Germany 2010 World Cup winner, Bastian Schweinsteiger, turned 34 the same day. He played for  Bayern Munich and Manchester United as a midfielder before moving to MLS side, Chicago Fire.

Former Netherland international and Arsenal forward, Robin Van Persie celebrates 35 on August 6.

Former Arsenal teammate, Thierry Henry will turn 41 come August 17.

It is an endless list of top footballers born in the month of August, all of which are refined players of their era.


  1. Kanu Nwankwo – August 1, 1976
  2. Thierry Henry – August 17, 1977
  3. Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha – August 14, 1973
  4. Alan Shearer – August 3, 1970
  5. Roy Keane – August 10, 1971
  6. David James – August 1, 1970
  7. Vincent Enyeama – August 29, 1982
  8. Jose Manuel Reina – August 31, 1982
  9. Robin Van Persie – August 6, 1983
  10. Nemanja Matic – August 1, 1988
  11. Mario Balotelli – August 12, 1990
  12. Robert Lewandowski – August 21, 1988
  13. Javier Zanetti – August 10, 1973
  14. Antonio Valencia – August 04, 1985
  15. Bastian Schweinsteiger – August 1, 1984
  16. Klaas Jan Huntelaar – August 12, 1983
  17. Louis Saha – August 08, 1978
  18. Sulley Muntari – August 27, 1984
  19. Wayne Bridge – August 05, 1980
  20. Djibril Cisse – August 12, 1981



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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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