Manchester United star, Paul Pogba has sent a touching message to Nigerian and Wycombe Wanderers midfielder, Nnamdi Ugochukwu Ofoborh following his team promotion to the Championship.
Wycombe won the League One play-off final on Monday, July 13, with a dramatic 2-1 win over Oxford United at Wembley, to reach the second tier for the first time in the club’s history.
English-born Nigerian striker, Adebayo Akinfenwa, who also plays for Wycombe, first received a congratulatory message from Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, who later invited him to the club’s Premier League trophy parade.
Now, Ofoborh is the latest Chairboys player to get a message from France and Manchester United superstar, Paul Pogba.
Oforboh, on loan from Bournemouth, who played a key role in the Monday clash, pleaded for a well-done message from the Frenchman on social media, tweeting: ‘i see @darealAkinfenwa getting mad replies from Liverpool players. I think this is the time to say @paulpogba i love you big time. my favourite player ever.’
The Nigeria Under-20 international later sent out another tweet, saying: ‘honestly someone must know @paulpogba and if you do, help a bro out man’.
The World Cup winner has now granted Oforboh’s request. He filmed himself in a video saying: ‘Yo Nnamdi, what’s up man? It’s your boy PP.
‘I heard about you, I just wanted to congratulate you on your promotion to the Championship. I heard about your long journey, in football, and outside football. For sure, it’s not easy, it’s difficult what you did.
‘I just want to wish you the best – carry on, keep it up, keep doing what you’re doing man. I’m going to be looking after you, and looking at what you’re doing until you get to the Premier League. Keep it up my G, be together, peace man.’
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Bayern Munich Crush Chelsea 7-1 On Aggregate
Bayern Munich will meet Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals after Robert Lewandowski inspired them to a crushing 7-1 aggregate win over Chelsea.
Having established a commanding 3-0 first leg lead at Stamford Bridge back in February, Bayern quickly made it 5-0 on aggregate when Lewandowski – from the penalty spot – and Ivan Perisic scored inside 25 minutes at the Allianz Arena.
Chelsea pulled a goal back through Tammy Abraham after a rare mistake by keeper Manuel Neuer, but Bayern’s class shone through.
Substitute Corentin Tolisso made it 6-1 on aggregate when he volleyed home unmarked inside the six-yard area before Poland forward Lewandowski headed the fourth to finish the match with two goals and two assists.
Bayern will now face Barca in a mouth-watering one-game knockout format in Lisbon on Friday.
Juventus Name Club Legend Pirlo As New Coach
Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach on a two-year contract, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri.
Pirlo was only named the club’s Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match with the Serie C outfit.
It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
Pirlo returns to Juve having starred for the club between 2011 and 2015. The midfielder helped lead the Bianconeri to four straight Serie A titles, as well as the final of the 2014–15 Champions League.
Juventus Sack Sarri After Champions League Exit
Juventus have sacked their head coach, Maurizio Sarri, after the club’s exit at the UEFA Champions League round 16 tie against Lyon.
The Serie A champions suffered 1-0 away defeat against the French side before the COVID-19 lockdown.
In the returning match played on Friday, the Sarri-led Juve attempted to overturn Lyon’s lead but faced stiff resistance as the aggregate stood at 2-2 at the end of the encounter.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s double in a home 2-1 win on Friday, Juve fell 2-2 on aggregate to the French club, ending their quest for a title they last won in 1996.
After the match, Sarri said Juventus are jinxed and on Saturday, he was shown the door out after just one season in charge.
“Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team,” the nine-time reigning Serie A champions said in a statement.
— JuventusFC (#Stron9er 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆) (@juventusfcen) August 8, 2020
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