Philippe Coutinho, the Barcelona midfielder has swapped numbers ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Coutinho, who wore No. 14 after completing a club-record move from Liverpool in January, will now wear No. 7, the Catalan club confirmed on Thursday.
The Brazil international becomes the ninth player to make the number his own since squad numbers were fixed in 1995, and the first since Arda Turan donned the shirt before leaving the club last season.
The others to wear the No. 7 shirt were Pedro Rodriguez (2013-2015), David Villa (2010-2013), Eidur Gudjohnsen (2006-2010), Henrik Larsson (2004-2006), Javier Saviola (2001-2004), Alfonso Perez (2000-2001) and former World Player of the Year Luis Figo (1995-2000).
The No. 14 had been made famous by legendary Barcelona player and coach Johan Cruyff.
The 26-year-old Coutinho contributed 10 goals and six assists in 22 matches as he helped the club to league and Copa del Rey titles in his first half a season at the Camp Nou last term.
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Veteran Nollywood actress Monalisa Chinda has been spotted chowing down on banga soup and starch in Edo state. The Nigerian actress was at an event in Benin. The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a video of herself munching the banga soup and starch. In the video, the 43-year-old was heard saying she was extremely hungry. She added that she needed the Nigerian cuisine to feel better. She said: “First meal today .. and yes this is what I feel like right now. This combo is everything!! Hunger of the highest grade. Who’s joining in??? #filmingThank God for journey mercies @lancelotimasuen God is good.”
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The sacked director general of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, has said intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly, prompted him to deploy operatives to the complex. Daura’s statement was contained in the interim investigation report submitted by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Daily Trust reports. READ ALSO: Political parties’ leaders allege plot to impeach Saraki, Dogara The IGP, however, faulted the intelligence report by Daura, noting that the report cannot be substantiated as the DSS personnel deployed were not EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts or specialist in this regard. The police boss made it clear that Daura carried out the siege on the National Assembly complex without the approval of the acting president. “The former Director-General, Department of State Security Service, Mr Lawal Musa Daura acted unilaterally without informing the presidency. He did not share or intimate other security agencies on the unlawful operations,” Idris said in the report. PAY ATTENTION: Read the news on Nigeria’s #1 new app Meanwhile, the sacking of Lawan Daura, the director general of the DSS, by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was reportedly done with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Sahara Reporters, the decision to sack Daura was taken at about 4am on Tuesday, August 7, and Osinbajo secured Buhari’s approval before making the decision public. The newspaper said anonymous sources confirmed threTuesday’s DSS siege to the National sembly in order to whip up public sentiments for Senate president Bukola Saraki. Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1185608-security-report-order-invasi
Nigerian pop star, Dbanj has dedicated a new song to his wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow weeks after the death of their one year old son, Daniel the third.
In the song, Koko master sings about his ordeal and assured Lineo of his everlasting love and support as they both weather their present storm.
Dbanj posted the new song with a picture of his wife on Instagram and wrote “Together We Will Pass Every Test That We Pass Through. This Is For You My Love #WhatYouWant#LetterToMyWife #Everything#MamaDaniel.
Dbanj and Lineo lost their son in June as the toddler reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at the singer’s Ikoyi home.