Latest news in the world of sports this evening Sunday September 8, 2019
Starting from Basketball…
Nigeria’s Basketball team D’Tigers have booked a place in the 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo after defeating FIBA Basketball World Cup host China at the ongoing tournament in Guangzhou China. The match ended 86-73 in favour of Nigeria and this means D’Tigers are the African team with the highest tally so far in the competition, thus a ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Moving to Football now…
Paris Saint-Germain star is set to be fit for their match against Strasbourg at the weekend which could also make him available for their Champions League match against Real Madrid next week.
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has returned to the club after prematurely leaving the France squad following a foot injury.
According to reports, INEOS Football who owns Ligue 1 side Nice considered buying either of Chelsea or Newcastle before completing the takeover at Nice. The firm’s chief executive Bob Ratcliffe has confirmed.
Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has said he will only retire from football when he is no longer needed by his country and his club despite frequent struggles with injuries.
According to reports, news that Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has agreed a new contract is false.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed his hopes that the club will give him paternity leave when his wife Leonita Lekaj gives birth next month.
Pundit Tony Cascarino has claimed that he would rather have Manchester City star Raheem Sterling in his team than PSG star Neymar as Sterling is better than the Brazilian star and the English man should win the Ballon d’Or at Manchester City.
That would be all for now, Good Evening!!!