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Rooney Happy Under Moyes Says Ferguson

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney says he has been enjoying a “new lease of life” under manager David Moyes.

The England international continued his impressive start in the ongoing season on Wednesday, leading United’s attack against Real Sociedad in their Champions League Week 9 victory in front of his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the new singing section at Old Trafford.

The New Singing Section at Old Trafford.

The New Singing Section at Old Trafford.

Rooney, 28, was prepared to leave the Premier League champions last summer after falling out of the pecking order in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.

The 71-year-old Scot’s book has made headlines in recent week. He wrote that Rooney lost his “old thrust” in his final season in charge because he was not fit enough.

The New Heads in Charge at Carrington.

The New Heads in Charge at Carrington.

“The new coaches have come in and it feels like a new lease of life,” Rooney said after the match.

“We are working to be successful as a team. We have a lot of players who are hungry. Results haven’t been what we want but we’re working to put that right.”

Ferguson reiterated his stance on the forward, who he said asked to leave the Premier League champions after last season’s triumph.

He claimed Rooney came into his office after the victory over Aston Villa and “asked away”, which the striker insists that was a different version of the much-publicised speculations in the summer.

“He’s come back and corrected the story that I put a transfer request in… he’s gone back and proven that I didn’t,” Rooney responded to his retired boss’ claims.

Wayne Rooney Says Moyes has Given Him a "New Lease of Life" at United.

Wayne Rooney Says Moyes has Given Him a “New Lease of Life” at United.

“He’s obviously got his own opinion. I’ve not seen him since he retired and I’m happy under the new management. The other stuff doesn’t concern me. That’s the past, I’m looking to the future now.”

Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez scored an own goal, after a superb Wayne Rooney shot rebounded off the post to helped the Premier League champions maintain a three-game winning streak in Europe.

“We should have won the game by three, four or five goals. But I am happy we got the win which was most important after Saturday (1-1 draw with Southampton).

“We got an early goal. We could have gone in at half-time 2-0 up and the game would have been more comfortable for us.

“But we didn’t and started the second-half a bit slow,” Rooney added.

Moyes and Rooney first worked together at Everton when the Englishman was sold to United in 2004 for £25m.

United have seven points from three Group A games in the Champions League after the 1-0 victory over Sociedad.

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Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60 Following Heart Attack

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BREAKING: Football Legend, Diego Maradona Dies At 60 Following Heart Attack

Diego Maradona

Argentina and Napoli legend, Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 following a heart attack.

The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.

Recall that some weeks ago, it was reported that the football legend had a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.

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Two weeks after being discharged from the hospital and recovering at home, he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning.

The Argentine national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the news on Wednesday.

 

 

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The Contribution of Sports Betting to the Economy of Nigeria

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Most of us have grown up with gambling lore that left us petrified to our core. Gambling ruins lives, gives rise to financial and legal problems.

This is all that we have grown up learning. However, this is only partly true and must not be taken too seriously. Sure, gambling has its disadvantages and evils.

However, the activity, in its entirety, is not addictive. It is what humans make out of it. Human beings give up self-control and spiral into a bottomless pit of despair due to that.

Gambling, when indulged in appropriately, does no harm. In fact, it is one of the biggest industries and contributes significantly to the global economy.

The moot point of this article is to have a look at the betting industry of Nigeria. While we do that, we shall also examine how much the industry contributes to the economy of the nation.

Therefore, let us now have a look at the industry and venture a few important points throughout
the article.

How Does the Betting Industry of Nigeria Look Like?

The gambling industry of Nigeria resides in the areas of gray. One cannot look at it in either black or white.

Gambling activities are considered illegal in Nigeria, with the exception of a few. And betting on sports happens to be one of those exceptions.

Online gambling in Nigeria is allowed only on offshore-owned and operated casinos. Locally operated casinos are not allowed to function in the land.

Now speaking of betting, one must note that the betting industry happens to be a key player in Nigeria’s economy. There are over fifty functional and legal betting sites in Nigeria.

As we mentioned before, betting is entirely legal, unlike online gambling. All those who want to gamble on sites like Usafriendlypokersites.com can do so with the use of VPNs.

Nigerians are incredibly passionate as a people about their sports. That is why the idea of making money by betting on their favorite sports has a lot of appeal.

With about 200 million people in the country, the betting industry has found a solid footing in the market. It has been estimated that over the last few decades, Nigeria has grown to become the second-largest betting market in South Africa.

Over 60 million people find entertainment through online betting sites in South Africa. Therefore, one can understand, going by the statistics that Nigeria has evolved over the last few years when it comes to betting.

Reasons for this Massive Growth in the Popularity of Online Betting:

One of the primary reasons for this massive popularity in online betting is the increase in technological innovations.

Nigeria, over the past few years, has seen technological expansion and super-fast connectivity. Almost everyone has access to smartphones now.

This is what makes it so easy for people of every age group to bet online. The constraints that the nation had in technology and connectivity are no longer an issue.

It is estimated that in the next few years, the country shall see more such innovations and expansion. This will, therefore, act further as a catalyst to the growth of the online betting industry.

The Government is Now Tightening the Noose around Online Betting to Raise Revenue:

As we already mentioned a few times before that Nigeria had strict laws related to online gambling.

The government also did not pay much attention to the betting industry. However, things have changed now and shall change further down the line.

The Nigerian government is now formulating some strict laws so that it could pull the revenue from betting into the coffers.

This is also one of the most significant reasons for the growth in Nigeria’s economy. Online betting is a lucrative industry, and we can already deduce that from we discussed.

With the government paying more attention to the industry, crime rates can be reduced, and better revenue can be raised.

If anything, the involvement of the Nigerian government shall only serve as a fresh change. Plus, with a better structure in the betting industry, more people can find jobs and livelihood.

Wrapping It Up:

We can see how the online betting industry of Nigeria has become one of the chief contributors
to its economy.

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Sporty.com – The Ultimate App For Sports Fans!

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For all those sports fans out there who are tired of following sports news that you do not find relevant, Sporty Group has come out with the perfect solution to this problem – Sporty.com is the ultimate sports app for all sports fans! Sporty gives access to the world’s best sports content with zero cost and zero ads. The app is available on the Google Play Store for free. Fans around the world can access the latest sports news on their handheld devices anytime and get live updates on matches.

Sporty.com offers a lot of features that can be leveraged by those who are sports enthusiasts. Here are the standout features of the newly launched application that has access to the world’s best sports content. 

  • Latest Sports News (SportyNews)

Get access to all the hot articles and video news in the world of sport at the tip of your fingers through Sporty. This news can be completely customized as per one’s liking. Pick your favourite sports, leagues and teams, all in one place, to be the first to know everything or just pick the option of “Popular” news. 

  • Live Scores and Exclusive Videos (SportyTV)

Sporty.com provides live scores of all the sports around the world, including an additional choice where one can filter out scores of just their favourites, whether it would be league scores or team scores. 

  • Game Stats (SportyLive)

Analyze every game in detail through this feature on Sporty. Get the most comprehensive data on any match through the app with match facts, team line-ups, minute-by-minute analysis and tracking, competition trees, live league tables and formations.

  • Chat System (SportyChat)

Chat and share sports talk on Sporty with other users and friends! An incredibly unique feature on offer indeed, which can help you stay updated and also share banter with friends on the go.

Get Sporty, Live Sporty as you Follow, Like, Share, Watch & Chat on Sporty.com!

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