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Transfer: Bassey close to £20m Ajax transfer

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Transfer: Bassey close to £20m Ajax transfer

Rangers defender, Calvin Bassey, is closing in on a £20m move to Eredivisie champions, Ajax Amsterdam.

Ajax and Premier League club, Brighton & Hove are stuck in battle to sign Bassey from Rangers.

It was earlier reported that Ajax have submitted a £19m bid for the 22-year-old which was rejected by Rangers.

Brighton reportedly offered £16m for the player.

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Rangers are demanding £25m from potential suitors.

According to ESPN, Ajax have improved their offer to £20m and Rangers are now willing to allow Bassey join the former European champions.

Bassey already spoke to Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder and has a five-year contract ready.

The Nigerian international joined Rangers from Leicester City two years ago for £230,000. He has two years left on his contract.

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EPL: You are too quick – Ten Hag hits back at Guardiola over Man Utd’s title chances

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has said his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, was “too quick” when he said the Red Devils are coming back.

Guardiola, speaking to the media on Friday, said “I have the feeling United are coming back, finally United is coming back.

“I’ve seen it on Thursday [against FC Sheriff] and against Chelsea in the first half.

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“I said I like what I see of United right now. There will be a lot of teams like United fighting,”

However, after a 1-0 win over West Ham on Sunday, Ten Hag insisted his team is still work in progress.

“I think it’s a bit too quick [for Pep Guardiola to say that Manchester United are coming back]. In the second half we have to manage it better. But the spirit we have is fabulous.

“We have the quality to score goals, but attacking football effectiveness we have to improve that. But we are going in the direction, but being a threat is a long way to go,” Ten Hag said.

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C’Wealth Games 2022: Team Nigeria finish 7th on the medal table

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C’Wealth Games 2022: Team Nigeria finish 7th on the medal table

Team Nigeria finished 7th on the medal table of the XXII Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England.

The team finished its campaign with a total of 35 medals; 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 14 Bronze.

Team Nigeria in the process set a personal record for the highest Gold medals ever won in the history of the games.

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All the Gold medals were won by women. Chioma Onyekwere won the Gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s Discus throw event. Ese Brume won a Gold medal for Nigeria in the women’s long jump event. World record holder and champion, Tobi Amusan also won a Gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdle.

The Nigerian quartet of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha won Gold in the women’s 4x100m final and also set an African record.

Nigeria is the highest ranking African country on the medal table.

Australia top the medal table with a total of 174 medals, followed by England with 167; Canada with 91; New Zealand with 48 medals (19 Gold); and India with 55 medals (18).

Scotland 48 (12), Nigeria 35 (12 Gold), Wales 27 (8 Gold), South Africa 27 (7 Gold), and Northern Ireland 18 (7 Gold) complete the top 10.

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Again, Tobi Amusan wins gold for Nigeria, sets record

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Again, Tobi Amusan wins gold for Nigeria, sets record

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

yanstv reports that Amusan became the first Nigerian athlete to win a World Athletics Championship gold when she stormed to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles in Oregon last month.

The 25-year-old, who had obliterated the world record in an astonishing semi-final where she clocked 12.12sec, powered over the line at Hayward Field in 12.06sec.

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Then in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Sunday, Amusan showed her outstanding performance in Oregun was not a fluke.

The world champion successfully defended her title at the Alexander Stadium on Sunday in the women’s 100m hurdles final.

The Nigerian was able to run a Games record of 12.30s, setting other records as well, and becoming the first world champion to win gold and the first Nigerian athlete to do the same.

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