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Andrea Pirlo's Players Are Struggling To Adapt Without Ronaldo

Italian outlet Corriere via SunSport is claiming that the manager’s honeymoon period is over as players are finding it difficult to adapt with the tactician’s strategy without striker Ronaldo. The Portuguese star was missing in their 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead. Juventus dropped points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee. Top football manager attacks Messi, claims he has no passion for football when compared to Maradona After the match, Pirlo said there was the urgent need to rest Ronaldo as the player is exhausted with the number of matches he played in recent times. He said: "Already Wednesday in the Champions League he had a problem, but he had decided to play, It’s normal for someone to get tired and rest. "This time it was Ronaldo’s turn, others next. Ronaldo is an added value, but when

SUSPECTED KINGPIN KIDNAPPER, HAMISU BALA, CONFESSES TO HAVING SOLDIERS ON HIS PAYROLL

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala popularly known as Wadume, has allegedly confessed to having soldiers on his payroll. 


The Nation reports that the suspect who was re-arrested by police after his initial arrest was thwarted by soldiers who reportedly killed three policemen said he also sent huge amount to an army captain, Tijani Balarabe, a few weeks ago. 

Wadume said he was able to avoid arrest by paying soldiers N20,000 at each security checkpoints. A police source claimed “two of Balarabe’s boys, 'Babaruns' and 'Zubairu', called him on August 6 to tell him about Bala’s arrest.” The source said Balarabe directed his men to rescue the kidnap suspect and later took him to his house where he invited a welder to remove the handcuffs. 





The police source said: “He has made so many revelations. A lot of things have been said that I don’t want to talk about to avoid jeopardising ongoing investigations. It is a huge network and so many people are involved. “I can tell you that he confessed to have paid huge money into the Captain’s bank account three weeks ago and that he usually gave each checkpoint N20,000 each time he passed.



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