Burna Boy To Perform At UEFA Champions League Final
Grammy’s Award-winning singer, Burna Boy, will co-headline the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show by Pepsi, at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, June 10.
This was revealed on Thursday on the UEFA Champions League website.
Known for his global chart-topping hit ‘Last Last,’ the Nigerian star will bring his energy and signature soulful vibes of afrobeat to millions of fans before the biggest club fixture in football gets under way.
“As a huge football fan myself, I know it doesn’t get any bigger than the UEFA Champions League! That’s why I’m so excited to be performing on the Pepsi stage at this year’s final. Music and football are the ultimate combination, so you already know, I’ll be bringing the vibes and making magic in Istanbul. The world isn’t ready for what we have in store!” UEFA quoted Burna Boy as saying.
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Now in its seventh year, the UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show by Pepsi – formerly known as the UEFA Champions League Opening Ceremony – unites music, sport and culture through a show-stopping performance. This year’s other co-headliner will be announced soon.
UEFA marketing director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, said, “The UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show is a significant part of our joint efforts with Pepsi, providing an incredible opportunity to reach new and younger audiences with some of the biggest names and rising stars in music. We’re excited to showcase a line-up of talented artists at this season’s final in Istanbul in what is sure to be an energetic and memorable performance.”
Just In: Antonio Conte Leaves Tottenham
Antonio Conte has left his role as Tottenham Hotspur manager by mutual consent after 16 months in charge.
Recall Conte had called Spurs players “selfish” and lambasted the club’s culture in a press conference after their recent draw at Southampton.
After the press conference, Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy described Conte’s position as untenable, and has now parted ways with the Italian.
Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini will step up as head coach for the rest of the season, with former midfielder Ryan Mason his deputy.
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Announcing the decision on Sunday night, Levy said, “We have 10 Premier League games remaining and we have a fight on our hands for a Champions League place,” chairman Daniel Levy said.
“We all need to pull together. Everyone has to step up to ensure the highest possible finish for our club and amazing, loyal supporters.”
Conte’s exit means Spurs are searching for their fourth permanent manager in four years since Mauricio Pochettino left in 2019.
Steve Cooper, Roberto De Zerbi, Olivier Glasner, Luis Enrique and recently-axed Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann are among the coaches who could succeed Conte.
Messi, Neymar, Ramos May Join Ronaldo In Saudi Arabia League
Paris Saint-Germain’s trio – Lionel Messi, Neymar and Sergio Ramos may relocate to Saudi Arabia to ply their trades.
According to Marca, there are emerging reports that the French club is encouraging its senior players to move to Saudi Arabia where Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.
PSG is reportedly willing to let Messi and Ramos, who are both out of contract at the end of the season, move on.
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The report further revealed that the club is open to receiving offers for Neymar, who has been a key player for the team in recent years.
Marca reported that PSG is eager to convince some of its players to follow Ronaldo’s lead and join a Saudi Arabian team in the transfer window.
The report states that the Ligue 1 champions are looking to part ways with the high-profile trio with Ramos already believed to be in negotiations for a potential move to Al Nassr.
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It has also been reported that Al Nassr’s rivals, Al Hilal, are interested in signing Messi. If they fail to lure the Argentine to Saudi Arabia, they may make a move for Neymar, who, while not keen on leaving PSG, is reportedly open to considering offers.
The potential moves come as PSG looks to shake up its squad following another disappointing Champions League campaign.
The team was knocked out in the last 16 by Bayern Munich, and while they currently sit atop the Ligue 1 standings, it has been another disappointing season.
By encouraging several players to move on, PSG is signaling its willingness to rebuild and start fresh.
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While losing players of the caliber of Messi and Neymar would be a blow to any team, PSG has shown in the past that it has the financial resources to make big moves in the transfer market.
The potential moves also highlight the growing interest in Saudi Arabian football, which has been attracting top talent in recent years.
The country has invested heavily in football infrastructure and has been hosting high-profile tournaments, such as the Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
It also has aspirations to host the 2030 World Cup and Ronaldo and Messi acting as ambassadors would certainly help their cause.
Man City To Offer Haaland £500k-a-week Deal
English Premier Manchester City is set to offer a bumper deal with player Erling Haaland.
The new contract is expected to be £500,000-a-week.
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The new deal would make Haaland become the best-paid player in the Premier League.
Halland currently earns £375,000 per week, putting him equal at the top of the Premier League’s best-paid stars, along with teammate Kevin De Bruyne and Man United shotstopper David de Gea.
The Norwegian striker has also scored 42 times so far for Manchester City.
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The 22-year-old performance has seen him linked with Real Madrid, who are believed to be keen on landing him in the summer of 2024.
The player’s current deal lasts until 2027.
However, at the end of the season, Man City would be negotiating a new deal with Haaland to extend that by a year as part of the proposals to maintain Haaland’s services despite Real Madrid’s interest in him.
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