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Lionel Messi Set To Be Offered ‘Life Contract’ At Barcelona

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Superstar footballer, Lionel Messi, who has never played for another club except Barcelona is in line for a “life contract” at the Spanish football club.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to tie down his talisman, 32, for the rest of his football playing life.

This comes after the same Barcelona president said the Spanish giants are not worried about Lionel Messi’s future and the Argentinian star can leave the club at the end of the season.

Bartomeu while speaking with Barcelona’s in-house television channel said, “Leo Messi has a contract through to the 2020-21 season, but the player is able to leave Barca before the final season”.

He added, “It’s the same case as with the final contracts that Xavi, (Carles) Puyol and (Andres) Iniesta had. They are players who deserve that liberty, and we shouldn’t worry, as they are very committed to Barca. We want Messi to play for Barca through to 2021 and beyond. We are very calm.”

In 2017, Messi who has been at Barcelona since 2001 signed an extension in his contract and it is understood a clause was included which allows him to leave at the end of any season.

Lionel Messi, who is regarded as one the greatest footballers in the World, is Barcelona’s record goalscorer.

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Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Their 14th FA Cup Trophy

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Arsenal has won the FA Cup for the 14th time after beating London rivals Chelsea 2-1 in this season’s final played on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the unsung hero as the Gunners rallied from behind to secure the victory after Chelsea had made a bright start to the match.

Chelsea took the lead inside five minutes through Christian Pulisic’s smart finish. But Aubameyang drew Arsenal level from the penalty spot before the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Gabon international then produced a moment of world-class finishing to make the defining contribution to the first behind-closed-doors FA Cup final.

Chelsea finished the game with 10 men as midfielder Matteo Kovacic was very harshly sent off for a second yellow card.

By virtue of the win, Arsenal, who finished 8th in the Premier League will play in Europa League next season.

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Gov’t Likely To Implement Free Tertiary Education : Nana Addo

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The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed that his government is considering free tertiary.

Before the 2016 elections, the NPP which was then the opposition party promised Ghanaians free senior high school after capturing powers and has successfully implemented the policy.

President Nana Addo speaking in an interview on Kumasi base radio channel Wontumi FM, he expressed that the greatest investment to make in a country is about investing in the education system.

Hence he decided to ease the stress on parents by slashing fees of students pursuing their education in senior high school.

According to him, Putting things high, his government is likely to implement free tertiary education just like he did for the SHS.

He stated that he don’t want to give timeline but he’s sure it can be possible to add that too.

He however added that for now, they have put down student loan for tertiary level students to help them cater for their needs while in school.

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Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Agrees To Sell Stake In Gold Mine Worth £1Billion

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Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is set to get richer, as he has agreed to sell his gold mine in a deal said to be worth £1billion.

Abramovich, whose financial worth reduced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has agreed to sell his stake in Highland Gold Mining Ltd to Fortiana Holdings Ltd, according to Bloomberg.

The gold market is enjoying a resurgence amid the pandemic and the 53-year-old who is currently valued at around $12billion (£9m) by Forbes, will now sell his 40 percent stake in Highland Gold, in which he was a shareholder for many years.

Fortiana Holdings Limited, a Cyprus-registered company of Russian businessman Vladislav Sviblov, agreed to buy 145,759,871 shares in Highland Gold from Abramovich and his partners at £3.00 per share.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich agrees to sell stake in gold mine worth ?1billion

Highland Gold is one of the top ten gold producers in Russia with several mines in Russia’s the Far East.

The offer is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Chelsea has won 16 trophies since Abramovich bought the club.

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