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VICTOR MOSES UNVEILED AS BINOMO BRAND AMBASSADOR
Nigerian and Chelsea footballer, Victor Moses, has been appointed as official Brand Ambassador of world leading forex trading company, Binomo.

As part of the company's plan to infiltrate the African and Asian market, Moses would be the face of the Binomo brand, an online platform where users earn on rises or falls in currency exchange rates and prices for shares or commodities.

Moses, who was named by the Nigerian Football Federation as the 2018 Footballer of the Year and represented the country at the World Cup in Russia, is to help boost Binomo's integral marketing campaigns.

He is to also help the brand encourage Nigerians to bid for financial independence and success by being open to the possibilities that online trading can proffer.

Delighted with the offer and happy to be on board, Victor Moses explained his relationship with Binomo: "Trading with Binomo is secure, accurate, and delivers superior customer service. I am happy to be involved with such a leading brand and a global leader in online trading."

While speaking on the partnership, a representative of the company echoed similar sentiments: "Victor Moses is one of Africa's most talented and successful footballers who perfectly personifies the ideals of the Binomo brand.

"We are truly excited to work with him as we bring Binomo's unbeatable service offerings closer to the Nigerian and African market."

Binomo has won awards as Best Broker for Beginners (2015 Forex Expo Awards), Broker of the Year (2016 IAIR Awards) and rated 'Category A' by Financial Commission, an independent self-regulatory and external dispute resolution (EDR) body, dedicated specifically to Forex.

The trading company offers its users access to the most traded financial assets with helpful tips and free trainings to aid optimised performance. The platform also provides users the opportunity to enter into trades with as low as N360 ($1), a chance to participate in tournaments, technical support and a wide range of bonuses for new customers and active traders.



LACAZETTE DENIES CONSIDERING ARSENAL EXIT
Alexandre Lacazette insists he gave no thought to leaving Arsenal when seeing his future called into question during the summer transfer window.

Having spent just one season at Emirates Stadium, it was suggested that the French striker was prepared to cut short a Premier League adventure.

The 27-year-old had managed 17 goals during his debut campaign, but injury issues, a dip in form and the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw him linked with moves elsewhere.

He told reporters after starring in south Wales: "I don't know who said this stuff, but I am at one of the best clubs in London and I am happy at Arsenal.

"It's always going to be hard to be in the first XI at a club like this, but I always keep fighting and working. "I won't play every week just because of one game. "Every day I have to work and show the coach I work well and I deserve my place."

SUAREZ: POGBA IS WELCOME AT BARCELONA
Luis Suarez has said that Manchester United's Paul Pogba would be welcome at Barcelona as the midfielder continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

Suarez has become the second Blaugrana player to state that the Frenchman would be greeted with open arms at Camp Nou following Gerard Pique's similar statement.

Pogba's relationship with manager Jose Mourinho is said to be fractious, with the World Cup winner reportedly open to a move away from a Manchester side which has struggled in the early stages of the season.

As such, Suarez feels that a move to the Spanish champions would be a good fit should the 25-year-old make the switch at some point in the future.

“Pogba is an elite player – he has won everything,” the Uruguayan told RAC1. “He has a lot of quality and he is a key player for United.

“I think he would like to be competing for more [silverware] than he is at the moment. He may not be a Barca player yet, but he would always be welcome.”

GUARDIOLA INTRODUCES TRAINING-GROUND FINES AT MAN CITY
Pep Guardiola has introduced a new set of fines in a bid to keep his Manchester City players on their toes.

Guardiola has been ramming home the dangers of complacency during team meetings since the start of the season.

He also wants them to be more resilient in the face of set-backs in big matches, such as the high-profile defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United in April.

As part of his drive to focus minds, Guardiola has taken steps to improve behaviour around the training ground.

The Catalan has banned the use of mobile phones in analysis sessions and team meetings at the club’s City Football Academy, although players are allowed to use their phones inside the dressing room.

Left-back Benjamin Mendy has vowed not to use his phone in the dressing room, however, after Guardiola warned him publicly to spend less time on social media and focus more on his football.

Mendy was also fined for turning up late to training ahead of the start of the season, another example of the sanctions handed out to the City squad.

PAVARD DENIES BAYERN MUNICH AGREEMENT
Stuttgart star Benjamin Pavard denied he agreed to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, though the Frenchman suggested he will leave Germany at the end of the season.

Pavard – contracted until 2021 – was heavily linked with Bayern prior to the transfer window closing after helping France win the World Cup in Russia.

The 22-year-old remains in Stuttgart amid reported interest from Premier League trio Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Discussing the Bayern links, Pavard – on international duty with France for the UEFA Nations League – told L'Equipe : "I did not sign anything at all [with Bayern].

You are the journalists who say that I signed [for Bayern]. "I'm in Stuttgart, I'm fine there. My career plan was to stay one more season in Germany.

"I am in a very big German club, with fantastic fans. This club is a family, that's what I need and that's what I like about this club. I'm very good there."

LUKE SHAW REVEALS HE ALMOST LOST HIS LEG
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has revealed he came close to losing his right leg after it was seriously broken in September 2015 and admitted he considered quitting football altogether.

Shaw has started four consecutive Premier League matches for United this season - something he had not achieved since his horrific leg-break suffered playing PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League three years ago.

Since his rehabilitation, Shaw has struggled for first-team football under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, often facing public criticism from the United manager.

When asked about his recovery, Shaw said: "I'd be lying if I said I didn't sometimes think about stopping playing football, but I had a lot of good friends and family around me and they helped me through it.

"I nearly lost my leg, I was actually really close to losing my leg and I never knew that until six months after when the doctor told me. Of course, if I knew that I would [still] never have stopped, even if he had told me there was a worry, I would have tried [to carry on playing football].

"I want to be playing football, I want to be playing in the biggest games possible, winning trophies - that's my motivation, and like I said I want to be known as one of the best full-backs in the world."

INJURED LALLANA RULED OUT OF ENGLAND DUTY
Adam Lallana has been ruled out of England's games against Spain and Switzerland after suffering a groin strain.

The 30-year-old started Tuesday's training session at St George's Park with the rest of the 22-man squad but pulled up and left early to be assessed.

England have since confirmed Lallana, who has struggled with injuries over the past year, will return to his club for treatment and take no further part in the first UEFA Nations League matches.

Injury issues cost Lallana a place in the squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals during the summer, after working with the team throughout their preparation camp.

Southgate's squad is already down to 22 men after Raheem Sterling withdrew on Monday evening with a back problem.

FIFA CLEAR FULHAM'S IBRAHIMA CISSE TO PLAY FOR GUINEA
Fifa have cleared Fulham midfielder Ibrahima Cisse to play for Guinea, after the Liege-born player previously represented Belgium at international youth level.

Cisse is now in camp with the Slyi Nationale in Mauritania and is expected to feature in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at home against the Central African Republic.

An anticipated formidable combination between Cisse and Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been the biggest talking point.

Then there's another player given the greenlight by Fifa to change nationality to Guinea. That is Abijan-born goalkeeper Ibrahima Kone, a former Ivory Coast Under-20 international.

PSG'S MBAPPE GIVEN 3-MATCH BAN
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been given a three-match ban after being shown a red card for pushing Nimes player Teji Savanier on Saturday.

PSG won the match 4-2, but it was marred late on by Mbappe's first Ligue 1 dismissal, as he grew frustrated with some rough treatment.The France international darted beyond Savanier on the break, before being cynically scythed down.

Mbappe reacted by running over to the Nimes man and pushing him to the ground, with both men subsequently sent from the field.

The young attacker will miss Ligue 1 games against Saint-Etienne, Rennes and Reims, while Savanier has been given a five-match ban for his dismissal. The World Cup winner apologised to the PSG fans after the game, saying that he "ruined our excellent team success".

DENMARK AVOID EMBARRASSMENT DESPITE FIELDING FUTSAL PLAYERS
Denmark fielded a team made up entirely of futsal and lower-league players against Slovakia due to a commercial sponsorship row with senior stars, and they produced a valiant display despite losing 3-0 in Trnava.

The team's plans for Wednesday's friendly and their Nations League opener against Wales on Sunday were thrown into disarray by the situation, which they hope is resolved before their next outing.

Spillerforeningen, the footballers' union of Denmark, made an offer to the Danish Football Association which would have seen established players feature in the two scheduled matches as normal under a temporary extension of their previous sponsorship deal, but the Danish authorities are said to have rejected it.

As a result, former international John Jensen was installed as temporary coach instead of Age Hareide and a 24-man squad made up of amateurs and semi-professionals travelled to Slovakia to avoid UEFA sanctions.

Jensen's men - none of whom had met their manager before travelling on Tuesday - initially responded well. Sadly for the Danes, the majority of the second period was played in their half and they were forced to cope with significant pressure.

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