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Serie A: Sarri speaks on why Juventus lost to Udinese

Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has revealed why Juventus lost 2-1 to Udinese which denied them the chance to seal a ninth Serie A title.

The lead by Juventus in the first half and through Matthijs de Ligt was overtaken by goals from Ilija Nestorovski and Seko Fofana at the Dacia Arena.

According to Sarri, Juventus lost the match because of their mentality “to win at all cost”.

“This is what has been happening lately, we’ve lost our organisation and shape,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

“After a good first half we wanted to win it at all costs and we were messy, making the game more dangerous. We lost it in the 92nd minute because we wanted to win at all costs.

“It is difficult [to find balance], we are all more tired and teams struggle to be aggressive. Organisation is now more important than aggression.

“In the first half, we did well. After the equaliser, we had a bad reaction. We had to play with more serenity.

“It’s difficult to keep up mentally and physically for 90 minutes. We must learn from these lessons and try to fix it.”

On the team’s defensive record, Sarri said: “We have also had 12 penalties against – it’s not a number that great teams usually suffer.

“But it has increased for everyone, it’s reached an all-time record, even if we have increased more in percentage terms.

“We have missed Giorgio Chiellini all season. In the long run, you feel the absence of his personality, which would have been more than useful.

“The season has gone like this because of injuries, but we have to keep going.”

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Tolulope Arotile: Nigeria Air Force explains why autopsy was not conducted on her (details)

Tolulope Arotile laid to rest

The Nigerian Air Force has revealed why an autopsy was not carried out on Tolulope Arotile, the first Combat Helicopter pilot in Nigeria who died on July 14.

According to them, it is because the circumstances surrounding Tolupope's death were clear.

Arotile, 25, died after she was hit by a former classmate at the Nigeria Air Force base in Kaduna state. Many Nigerians had called for an investigation into her death. They also made demands for an autopsy to be carried out on Arotile who was laid to rest in Abuja on Thursday, July 23.

However, speaking on Channels TV on Friday morning July 24, the Spokesman for the Nigeria Air Force NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said an autopsy was not done because of the circumstances surrounding her death were clear. He...


US reacts to execution of humanitarian workers in Nigeria

The execution of humanitarian workers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists has drawn the attention of the United States.

The abducted workers were execution following the failure to have a $500,000 (N194million) ransom money to facilitate their release.

Reacting to the execution, the US Mission expressed sadness and wished comfort for the families and colleagues of the deceased.

"We are deeply saddened by the execution of five humanitarian workers by terrorists in Northeast Nigeria. This comes against a backdrop of deteriorating conditions for millions of Nigerians. These brave individuals dedicated their lives to easing human suffering.

"We hope that their families and colleagues can take comfort in their selfless sacrifices on behalf of others. We will remember their dedication to others," the...

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Nigerians react as US drops fraud case against Woodberry

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Nigerians have reacted to the news that Woodberry who was arrested alongside Hushpuppi has had the fraud case against him dropped by the US.

Woodberry and Hushpuppi were extradited to the US after they were arrested in Dubai for fraud in the tune of N168 billion.

In reaction to the latest development, Nigerians took to social media to express how it made them feel.

@kemiolunloyo: "What the dismissal of Woodberry's case means: The HushPuppi prosecutor will likely file another case against Woodberry in that case. Woodberry's alleged fraud proceeds went straight to a Bitcoin wallet, cannot be retrieved so the case was meaningless to them".

@drpenking: "What are the basis for dismissing the Fraud Charges against #woodberry?
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