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I Didn’t Want To Sit On The Bench’: Odion Ighalo Reveals Why He Left Manchester United And Turned Down West Brom And West Ham’s Offers

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Odion Ighalo has revealed why he left his boyhood club Manchester United and turned down offers from West Brom and West Ham’s to stay in the Premier League.

The former Super Eagles of Nigeria captain joined Manchester United in January 2020 from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on an initial six-month loan.

His deal was later extended in June 2020 until January this year, when he left for Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab after scoring five goals in 23 appearances for the Premier League club.

Speaking to Sky Sports about his departure, Ighalo says he is ‘so happy’ he was able to represent Manchester United but admits he left his dream club due to a lack of game time.

Asked if he could have stayed beyond January this year, Ighalo said: ‘There wasn’t much possibility because I wanted more playing time. At my age, I want to play and not just sit on the bench and not have any minutes.

‘I didn’t just want to be there picking up a salary – I wanted to be involved so I said to my agent that if an offer comes in, I will look at it and see what’s best for me, which is what I did.

‘I’m so happy that my path crossed with Manchester United – it’s the club I love with all my heart and for all my life so playing for them was a big privilege that I do not take for granted.

‘No matter the circumstances that led me to leave, I will always be grateful to the coach, my team-mates, the fans, and everyone around Manchester United. After my initial loan was extended, I did not play much which was perhaps a bit unfair but as I said, I am always grateful for the opportunity.’

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Ighalo also revealed that West Ham and West Brom both made offers to keep him in the Premier League when he was set to leave Manchester United,

‘Yeah, there was the possibility of West Ham and West Brom to stay in the Premier League, which I thought about,’ he added.

‘But after being at Manchester United, the biggest club in England if not the world, what else could I possibly do in the Premier League?

‘I had good offers to stay in England, but I just didn’t think I could stay after achieving my dream of playing for the club I had supported since I was young.’

While there are reports that Paul Pogba, one of Ighalo’s former United teammates could leave the club this summer, Ighalo believes the United board must do everything within their power to keep the ‘influential’ 28-year-old France midfielder.

‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with and one of the best players at Manchester United. Apart from playing on the pitch, he’s a good guy in the dressing room, a funny guy, he’s always happy.

‘The only time he isn’t happy is when he’s not playing and I can understand that – everyone wants to play. If Manchester United have the opportunity to keep him on a new, longer deal, they should because he is so influential.’

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Accra Timber Market On Fire, Fire Service Respond With No Water; Ghanaians React | WATCH

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Reports coming in from the famous Accra Timber markets suggest some part of the place is on fire and some personnel from the Ghana Fire Service went to the venue without water.

As at now, its not known what might have caused the fire at the market which mostly trades in ‘wood’ by an eye witness account reveals people from the market called the Ghana National Fire Service and reported to them about some place of the market burning in flames.

They say the Fire Service responded to the call swiftly and upon arriving at the place, told the people and the shop owners around that they don’t have water in their truck to quench off the fire which was spreading to other areas of the market.

This left the people and the shop owners to result in a different method to try and quench off the fire and prevent it from spreading to other shops around.

Since the news hit media circles Ghanaians are reacting to it stating Fire Service don’t have water to quench off fire but yet still, the Ghana Police Service yesterday filled their trucks with hot water ready to spray it on #FixTheCountry protestors.

Check out the video of some parts of the market burning and the some comments from the public;

Nana Hemaa@Mystery26265713·1hReplying to @SneakerNyame_Yet water was reserved to hurt citizens… The hashtag must be taken to a much higher level.. The foolishness within the country must end now…. Govt officials think state resources are for their use alone.. Just look at this, totally burnt

Hit Boi@asapfreag·57mReplying to @SneakerNyame_You see they didn’t bring the sobolooo trucks

#FixTheCountryNow@kofi_nokturnal1·56mReplying to @SneakerNyame_But yestee, those afuom people will be like, “nne de3 yeb3 nua amanfuor mma.” Siasem #FixTheCountry#fixitnow

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“Nana Addo And His Appointees Are Planning To Eliminate John Dumelo” : Ibrah One Alleges

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Controversial news commentator, Ibrahim Dauda, also known as Ibrah One has dropped another bombshell, revealing some of the evil plans of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. He seems to be inviting trouble to his camp and has never learned from his mistakes.

According to him, Ghanaian actor cum politician, John Dumelo should be careful because the President and his appointees are conspiring against him.

He said that Nana Akufo Addo and his appointees are planning to eliminate the actor for some reasons better known to him.

Well, he never specified as to the President and his appointees would want to eliminate John Dumelo but he cautioned his to be extra careful.

He wrote; ”John Dumelo should be very vigilant, What happen to Ahmed Suale might happen to him. Nana Addo and his appointees are evil, they are planning to eliminate him.#Ibrahone”

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Meanwhile, Ibrah One also took his platform to launch fresh attacks on controversial politician, Kennedy Agyapong following his comments on the #FixTheCountry campaign.

According to Ibrah One, Kennedy Agyapong first needs to fix his ‘foolishness’ before coming out to advise Ghanaians to fix their minds.

In his post, he also said that Karma will one day brutally deal with the Assin Central representative in parliament.

Kennedy Agyapong should Fix his foolishness before coming out to tell Ghanaians to fix their minds. When karma hits Kennedy in the face, Ghanaians will there. Just in case it needs some help.#Ibrahone, he wrote.

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Israel Warplanes Unleash Strikes In Gaza, Killing 24 Palestines Including Nine Children

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At least 24 Palestinians including nine children were killed on Tuesday morning by Israeli warplane strikes, in Gaza after Hamas fired rockets at Israel in response to clashes in Jerusalem this week.

Israel warplanes unleash strikes in Gaza, killing 24 palestines including nine children (photos)

Over the weekend, confrontations erupted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in east Jerusalem, which was captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war.


The compound, located in Jerusalem’s Old City, is the third holiest site of Islam and the holiest site of Judaism.


Islamist terror group, Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israel to withdraw security forces from the Mosque and Muslim areas of the Old City.

And on Monday Hamas fired bombs into Israel, leading Israel ro unleash airstrikes on Gaza Tuesday morning, smashing the tower block of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels.

Israel warplanes unleash strikes in Gaza, killing 24 palestines including nine children (photos)
Israel warplanes unleash strikes in Gaza, killing 24 palestines including nine children (photos)


Israel says that at least 15 of the dead were militants, adding that six Israeli civilians had been wounded after Hamas fired more than 200 rockets.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has now warned that the fighting could ‘continue for some time,’ claiming that Hamas had ‘crossed a red line’ by launching rockets at Israel.’z


Christians revere Jerusalem as the place where they believe that Jesus preached, died and was resurrected while the Palestinians want the eastern section of Jerusalem as a capital of a future state.


Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital and till this day Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem is unrecognized internationally.

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