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Football: Mikel set for Stoke debut, handed No.13 jersey

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Mikel Obi is in line to make his competitive debut for Stoke City when the Potters take on Blackpool in a Carabao Cup first -round tie at the bet 365 Stadium on Saturday ( today) .


Mikel , who recently joined the Sky Bet Championship club on a free transfer , scored in Stoke’ s friendly win against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday .
The former Chelsea player started the game and was replaced at half -time by Tom Ince, who was also on target at the Clayton Wood.
“ If you look at John ( Obi Mikel ) for example , he ’s not played since March because he terminated his contract at
Trabzonspor , ” Stoke City manager Michael O’ Neil told a news conference.
“ John has settled in really well , trained really hard and we ’ve just got to build up his fitness and his minutes .”
He has also been handed the No .13 jersey at the club previously worn by another Nigerian Victor Moses during the 2014 / 15 season.
While allocating the squad number the club wrote on its website wrote , “ Stoke City ’s summer signings have been allocated their squad numbers for the 2020 / 21 campaign .
“ The Potters have brought in Morgan Fox , James Chester , Steven Fletcher , and Mikel on permanent deals so far in the summer window .
“ Fox and Fletcher , both arrivals from Sheffield Wednesday , have been allocated numbers 3 and 21 respectively.
“ Chester retains the number 12 he donned during the second half of last season during his loan spell from Aston Villa .
“ Meanwhile, Mikel will wear the number 13 for the new season after joining the Potters 11 days ago .”

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Governor Zulum Emptied & Distributed Palliative Store

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Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum Governor Zulum Emptied & Distributed Palliative Store to all the state of the federation for distribution to vulnerable citizens following the Covid-19 challenges.

The palliative materials that were delivered to all the states of the federation for distribution to vulnerable citizens following the Covid-19 challenges and which have become subject of mass action in some states, have long been distributed in Borno by the pro-people government of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.

The materials were delivered to the states by the federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Videos being shown in many states point to angry and hungry citizens storming warehouses where such palliative were stored and carting them away in a manner that suggest a new dimension to the #ENDSARS protest in parts of the country.

The news is that in Borno state, all the warehouses of the palliatives have long been emptied and promptly distributed to the needy and other vulnerable citizens.

The Governor, Professor Zulum has wasted no time in given orders that the goods be given out through a modality that had been used overtime in different platforms on IDPs all around the states.

The Governor had established an equitable, transparent and foolproof method of distributing materials to displaced persons and other vulnerable groups who have, in the last ten years, been rendered destitute by the activities of the insurgents.

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Valverde completed a perfect 24-pass move with a goal

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images 2020 10 24T191132.157 Valverde completed a perfect 24-pass move with a goal

In the sixth minute of play, Real Madrid kept possession wonderfully well, showing a great deal of patience in their pursuit of an opening goal and it was their best move of the season.

Karim Benzema laid on an inch-perfect pass to the onrushing South American, who would then place a fine side-footed shot past Neto in the Barcelona goal. The move itself passed through all areas of the pitch, but it was Toni Kroos who unlocked the defence as Sergio Ramos dealt with forward pressure from Lionel Messi.

Ramos laid the ball to Nacho, who fired the ball to Benzema who then made the decisive assist, with the French forward showing remarkable vision to see Valverde’s run.

With this goal, the Uruguayan is now Los Blancos’ second highest scorer this term with two goals, and is already showing a greater aptitude for getting forward and contributing than he did in his debut campaign.

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Ben White to Liverpool transfer rumour addressed by Brighton boss Graham Potter

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White, 23, has reportedly emerged as a target for the Reds after Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for a lengthy period with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip the only remaining senior centre-backs, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is believed to be drawing up a list of targets for the January window.

White is believed to be one of the priority targets, though he signed a new four-year deal with the Seagulls last month and Potter insists he has “no concerns” about the Englishman.

“I think it is a bit like it was at the start of the season. All sorts of talk about him doing this, him doing that, and it is generated by outside, by outside of our control really,” the Brighton boss said ahead of Monday’s clash with West Brom.

“It is part of the football noise. The transfer window closed last week and we are already having conversations around transfer speculation. It’s just the way it is.

“I know he is level-headed enough to not let it affect him. I think at this level you have to know it is part of the territory.

“It is part of the job of being a footballer, while it’s part of what you have to deal with. Consistently all he has done is get on with his football.

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