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Osimhen breaks 20-year Ligue 1 record.



Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, has broken a 20-year-old record in the French Ligue 1, after scoring in Lille’s 2-2 draw against Nimes on Sunday.

According to Opta Jean, Osimhen’s goal on Sunday ensured he has scored in five consecutive home games.

That was the first time a player achieved the feat since 1999.

“Victor Osimhen has become the first player to score in each of his first five home games in Ligue 1 since Alex (Dias) with St Etienne in 1999. Impressive,” Opta Jean tweeted.

Brazilian Alex, 47, played for St Etienne between 1999 and 2001, scoring 28 goals in 54 appearances for the club.

He moved to PSG in 2001, spending a year, before returning to St Etienne, where he played another one season.

Osimhen has been in great scoring form since moving to Lille from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi for €12m.

He opened his account with a brace in their first home league match against Nantes, which they won 2-1.

He scored another brace in Lille’s 3-0 win over St Etienne.

The home games against Angers and Strasbourg, which saw Lille winning 2-1 and 2-0 respectively also saw Osimhen scoring one goal each.

Osimhen’s goalscoring form in Lille’s home turf has seen him been dubbed the “Prince of Stade Pierre-Mauroy” by the club.

Stade Pierre-Mauroy is Lille’s home ground.

Meanwhile, Osimhen has been shortlisted for the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of The Month for September.

Monaco’s Islam Slimani and Nicolas Pallios of Nantes are the other players nominated for the award.

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Ligue 1 player of the month is Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.



Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been named as the French Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September 2019 taking over from Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga who won the award in August.

Osimhen, 20, who joined Lille this summer won 45% of the vote to beat Monaco’s Islam Slimani (37%) and Nantes’ Nicolas Pallois (18%). He was involved in four goals (2 goals, 2 assists) for Lille in September.

With 7 goals in 9 appearances in the Ligue 1, Osimhen is the fourth highest goalscorer in the top five European Leagues.

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England’s match leads to the indictment of Bulgarian Teenager over Racist Abuse



A Bulgarian teenager was indicted for “grave hooliganism” while four others were fined and received stadium bans over racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England, officials said Thursday.

Monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes during Monday’s match in Sofia sparked a storm of protest that  overshadowed England’s 6-0 win and led to the resignation of Bulgaria’s football chief and.

Thanks to CCTV footage from the national stadium, Sofia police have so far identified nine suspects in the stands, part of a group of black-clad fans, who directed the abuse at England’s players. Six of them were detained on Wednesday.

“One 18-year-old was indicted late Wednesday for grave hooliganism and ordered detained in custody for 72 more hours,” Sofia regional prosecution spokeswoman Nevena Zartova told AFP.

According to the indictment, the man used obscene hand gestures and Nazi salutes and turned his back to the field and pulled down his trousers twice.

If found guilty, he could face up to five years in jail.

“Out of the other five, four were handed 1,000-leva (511 euro, $568) fines and two-year bans from sports events. Procedures against the fifth, who is underage, are still ongoing,” Sofia police directorate spokeswoman Svetoslava Kostadinova said.

The game was halted twice during the first half due to the abuse.

England manager Gareth Southgate told reporters after the game that his side had been ready to walk off the pitch if the abusive behaviour continued but players decided to complete the match.

The incident sparked a storm of angry reactions from fans, media and officials in both countries, leading to the resignation of Bulgaria’s football federation chief under pressure from the government and apologies from the national team manager.

UEFA called for a war on racist abuse and announced that it was launching a probe into the behaviour of both the Bulgaria and England fans. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said European football’s governing body was determined to root out the “disease” of racism.

Bulgaria has tightened measures against football hooliganism after several incidents in 2018.

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Could this be the end Lewis Hamilton’s career as he tells fans he feels like ‘giving up on everything’ and wants to ‘shut down completely’.



Lewis Hamilton sparks concern as he tells fans he feels like ‘giving up on everything’ and wants to ‘shut down completely’

Lewis Hamilton has sparked concern after sharing a worrying message to his fans on Instagram.

On Tuesday, October 15, the Formula One driver, 34, shared a post about giving up on everything’ and wants to ‘shut down completely’ via his Instagram stories.

Lewis wrote: ‘Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don’t seem to care. ‘I’m going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts. Thank you to those of you who do give a d**n about the world.’

Lewis Hamilton sparks concern as he tells fans he feels like

The post has left many of his fans worried with some asking questions about Hamilton’s current state.

One wrote: ‘Please don’t give up on the world. There are people that care, whilst the world may seem c**p at times you have to look for the positives. I promise you there are some.’

Another fan typed: ‘I am so concerned about Lewis. Hope he is ok.’

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