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Football News: Review Of The Day 26th November 2019

Review Of The Day 26th November 2019
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Real Valladolid duo Toni Villa and Anuar have signed contracts that run until 2023.


Injury Round-Up

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Aguero will be out for a few games after suffering a groin problem.

Lorenzo Insigne has been left out of Napoli's squad to face Liverpool in the Champions League with a bruised elbow.


Player Gets Year Ban For Assaulting Match Officials

A player in the Nigerian Professional Football League has been handed a 1 year ban for assaulting match officials in a top-flight game. There have been major problems in the Nigerian leagues with violence and so this latest incident was cracked down on heavily. It was a match between Nasarawa United and Plateau United and Nasarawa's Paul Seun Komolafe was also found guilty of "inciting the club supporters to commit violence against match officials". The club's equipment manager, Aliyu Mohammed Hamzat, has also been banned for life from all NPFL match venues and activities for the same offence. The club itself has also been ordered to play its matches behind closed doors for an indefinite period and handed a fine of 4,250,000 naira (US$11,700) with a deadline of 10 days to pay. Club spokesmen Eche Moses was fined $300 and cautioned for "releasing or causing to be released, a written press statement unfairly criticising match officials, a conduct deemed capable of bringing the League to disrepute".


Onazi Pays Medicals Bills For Former Youth Star

Emmanuel Sani, the former Nigerian youth star, who was joint top scorer at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, and went on to move to Lazio, has since seen his career falter due to a long-term achilles tendonitis problem. The 26 year old has undergone a second surgery in an attempt to cure the issue which Nigeria international, and former Lazio teammate, Ogenyi Onazi has helped pay for it. Sani revealed on social media: "I got a call from the doctor that [Ogenyi] Onazi has paid Naira 1.4m (US$4,000) for my surgery and also transferred 50k for my ticket to Lagos. Thank you very much, brother. May God continue to bless you. The surgery is scheduled for 2nd of December 2019."


Aberdeen Will Not Be Big Spenders

The takeover of Aberdeen is not going to see them spend big, according to Atlanta United president Darren Eales. Eales told the BBC that they will be looking to build a new stadium: "There's no intention for us to do any further investment or take over the club. We have just built the Mercedes Benz Stadium - one of the best stadiums in the world. That is an area we think we can help with our expertise in terms of best practice in building the stadium in Atlanta. It is not just going to be the case of a blank cheque coming in. It is about how we can help each other to be successful within our means. There are some good win-wins for both parties. Sometimes you hear of these partnerships between clubs and, for the want of a better phrase, there's no skin in the game, but we put some money in to show our commitment. Aberdeen are a perfect community club. It is a very well run club and they were voted this year by Uefa as the grassroots community club of the year."


Jose Rules Out Zlatan

New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the club as he already has Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho was asked about signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and said: "Amazing player, amazing guy, but I would say no chance. We have the best striker in England. It doesn't make sense to sign him when we have Harry Kane."


Feyenoord Punished

UEFA have hit Feyenoord with punishments for its Europa League group stage defeat to Young Boys. The Dutch team will be banned from selling tickets to its away support for its next UEFA competition match, fined 50,000 euros for crowd disturbances, throwing of objects and setting off of fireworks. They have also been ordered to pay for the damage caused by their supporters to Young Boys' stadium within 30 days and been fined 5,000 euros for the acts of damage. On top of that the club were given a warning over the improper conduct of the team.

Written by Tris Burke November 25 2019 20:18:36


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