Sports headlines-June 19 2017 Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

Sports headlines-June 19 2017 Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after ‘I quit’ bombshell

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday, June 18.

Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe into the off shore accounts dealing with his image rights, and has reportedly vowed to leave Spain.

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane celebrates with forward Cristiano Ronaldo after their Champions League final victory over Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff on June 3 2017 (Photo: The National)

“I am leaving Real Madrid,” Marca claim Ronaldo told his Portuguese colleagues. “I have made a decision. There is no turning back,” the daily sports paper reported.

According to Marca when Zidane heard Ronaldo had sworn to quit he broke off from his family holiday and called his No7 to tell him Madrid “needed him for his goals, and also his winning mentality”.

Italy fans shower Donnarumma in fake money after rejecting Milan contract

Gianluigi Donnarumma may have been the darling of many Italian football fans over the past couple of years, but it seems times are now changing following his actions this week.

The teenage goalkeeper rejected a new contract at AC Milan, leading many to accuse both him and agent, Mino Raiola, of greed as he seemingly turns his back on his boyhood club over wages.

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Teenage goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma in action for his club AC Milan

And Azzurri supporters have been quick to make their feelings known, with Donnarumma having to deal with missiles made up of fake bank notes during Italy Under-21s clash with Denmark.

The Group B match at the European Championships had to be temporarily halted as the pitch was cleared, but it is clear exactly what fans have made of his decision.

Play was briefly halted during Italy U21’s game against Denmark as fans threw fake dollars at Gianluigi Donnarumma on June 18 2017 (Photo: Squawka)

Gor Mahia blasted by Sofapaka in league defeat

Gor Mahia suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat to Sofapaka in a Kenyan Premier League match played on Sunday, June 18.

Goals in either half from Ezekiel Okare and new signing Timothy Luda ensured that Batoto ba Mungu remained on course to for the title this season and condemed the former champions to first defeat under new coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno.

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Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge in action against Posta Rangers at the Nyayo Stadium on May 28 2017 (Photo: Courtesy)

Otieno took charge of K’Ogalo following the exit of Brazilian coach Ze Maria, who has since signed for KF Tirana in Albania. The hosts started well pressurizing the opponents as early as the first five minutes, pinning them in their own half, and it was no surprise when they won a free-kick in a promising area inside six minutes, but Hillary Echesa could not hit the target.


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