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Serie A: Napoli captain backs Osimhen’s decision to travel for CAF Awards

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Napoli captain Giovanni De Lorenzo stated that Victor Osimhen’s decision to travel to Marrakech, Morocco, on the eve of the team’s UEFA Champions League clash against Braga was justified. Osimhen had gone to Marrakech on Monday to receive his Men’s Player of the Year award at the CAF Awards 2023.

Following the ceremony, the 24-year-old returned to Naples and was included in the starting lineup for the match against Braga at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona. Osimhen went on to score Napoli’s second goal of the night.

De Lorenzo expressed his support, emphasizing that the travel did not result in fatigue. He acknowledged the significance of the award and believed it was right for Osimhen to attend the ceremony. De Lorenzo emphasized his interest in Osimhen’s performance on the field and in training, highlighting that no one had questioned his dedication and attitude. De Lorenzo expressed satisfaction that Osimhen had returned to scoring, considering it an important achievement for him.

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Europa League: England legend thumbs up hat-trick hero, Lookman

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England legend Alan Shearer praised Ademola Lookman for his outstanding performance in the UEFA Europa League final. Lookman scored a hat-trick, leading Atalanta to a 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night, ending the club’s 61-year trophy drought.

The Nigeria international was unstoppable, opening the scoring in the 12th minute with an assist from Davide Zappacosta. He then dribbled past Granit Xhaka and unleashed a powerful shot for his second goal 14 minutes later. Lookman completed his hat-trick with a superb finish 14 minutes from the end.

Shearer lauded Lookman’s performance after the game, saying, “Atalanta brilliant again tonight. Lookman wow, what a hat-trick,” in a post on X.

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JUST-IN: Mauricio Pochettino Quits Chelsea  

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Mauricio Pochettino has parted ways with Chelsea FC by mutual agreement after a two-day meeting with the club’s leadership, including sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, and co-owner Behdad Eghbali.

The decision was made following the club’s end-of-season review, which began on Monday. Despite his departure, Pochettino leaves with his reputation intact and a significant compensation package.

Chelsea will now seek a young and progressive coach to replace him, with potential candidates including Sebastian Hoeness, Michel, Kieran McKenna, and Enzo Maresca. Pochettino’s departure marks the third permanent head coach to leave under the current ownership, following Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.

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EPL: Arsenal’s co-chairman, Kroenke makes promise to Arteta ahead of title decider

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Arsenal’s co-chairman, Josh Kroenke, has promised that the team will continue to grow stronger, regardless of whether they win the Premier League title on Sunday.

The Gunners are two points behind Manchester City heading into the final fixtures. Mikel Arteta’s squad can only clinch the championship if they defeat Everton and City drop points against West Ham.

In his programme notes for Sunday’s season finale, Kroenke wrote: “While we are undoubtedly proud of the progress we have made, I want to be clear that no one at the club will stand still.

“Regardless of today’s outcome, we are all working behind the scenes to push us forward – always forward.

“There is so much that we want to achieve, both domestically and in Europe, and we are focused on creating exciting new stories and chapters that build on the history of Arsenal Football Club.”

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