Liverpool beat Manchester City on Saturday April 16 to reach the English FA Cup final in a pulsating encounter.
A mistake from Manchester City’s goalkeeper Zack Steffen helped Liverpool record a 3-2 victory on to advance to the 2022 FA Cup final.
Ibrahima Konate scored Liverpool’s first goal o the ninth minute when Konate headed in ball from a beautifully passed Andy Robertson corner.
Mane added the second just 10 minutes later when Mane chased down Stones’ pass to Steffen.
He then capitalised on the goalkeeper’s loose touch of the ball.
After half time, Man City replied quickly with Jack Grealish pouncing on a ball from Gabriel Jesus and firing it into the net on the 46th minute.
The goal made City more invigorated and they almost scored two more times if not for saves by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
Man City’s Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva scored for Man City but goakeeper Steffen’s mistake in the second half gifted Mane the opportunity to score another goal, promting wide celebrations from the away fans at the end of the match.
Despite a nervy four minutes of extra time, Liverpool were able to hold on and secure the victory.
“Today is special — we were playing one of the best teams in the world,” Mane said in . match press conference.
“To win this kind of game, especially in a semifinal, is a big, big, big win.
“We started very well, everybody started on the front foot — for my first goal the goalkeeper made a mistake but I think we pushed him to make that mistake.
“That is our style and I think that made the difference.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said;
“Absolutely proud, incredible — I think the first half was one of the best we ever played,”
“We did all the right stuff, we scored in the right moments, we played an incredible game in the first half, I really loved each second of it,” he added.
Manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola said;
“We gave everything after a tough first half,”
“For the first goal, the set pieces they are very, very strong. The second was an accident. Difficult to come back but they did it perfectly in the second half,” he added.
Liverpool remain in contention for four trophies having won the League Cup, reached the semifinals of the Champions League and still being in the race for the Premier League title where they sit a point behind leaders City.
ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned one Professor John Kester Ifeanyichukwu over allegations of bribery and inducement of officers of the Commission.
In a single-count charge brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court 12, sitting in Apo, Abuja, ICPC is accusing the Professor of issuing a cheque valued at $40,000 to a staff of the Commission.
The cheque was part of the $50,000 and a house in Abuja, promised to the officer to compromise the investigation by retrieving the accused person’s devices, MacBook S/N CIML8BUGDTY3, MacBook S/N W80204J7ATN and iPhone pro11 which were in the custody of ICPC for investigative activities.
John Kester Ifeanyichukwu had earlier been reported to the Commission by the Presidency for alleged acts bordering on corruption, extortion and money laundering.
ICPC, in a Charge No: CR/025/2022, informed the court of how the defendant allegedly induced one of its operatives to smuggle out a particular iPhone and a laptop and to replace them with a dummy that was to be provided by his personal assistant.
The accused person’s action is contrary to Section 18 (b) and punishable under Section 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was therefore admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and one of them must have a landed property in Abuja.
The trial judge also ordered that the Defendant’s international passport and other valid travel documents must be submitted to the court before the next adjourned date otherwise his bail will be revoked.
The case has been adjourned to the 21st of June 2022 for the commencement of hearing.
Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Education, And Career
Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, producer, and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Education, Occupation, Parents, Awards, etc.
Who is Femi Adebayo?
Femi Adebayo Salami is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, and producer. Adebayo attended the C&S College for his secondary school education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.
Full name: Femi Adebayo Salami
Date of birth: 31 December 1978
Place of birth: Lagos State
State of origin: Kwara State
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Parents: Adebayo Salami(Oga Bello)
Education: C&S College, University of Ilorin, and University of Ibadan
Occupation: Director, film actor, Lawyer, Politician, and producer
Wife: Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi (m. 2016)
Net worth: $900,000
Awards: Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2015.
Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba at the Best of Nollywood Awards(2017)
Best Kiss in a Movie at 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards
Social media: [email protected]https://www.instagram.com/femiadebayosalami/
Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. Femi has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto Alapata, Wura Ati Fadaka, Ma Wobadan, and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.
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