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The Standard – Kenya: Liverpool players gifted customised gold-plated iPhone X for UCL victory [Photos] | The Standard

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Each player of the Reds’ first-team squad was gifted with 24-carat gold plated iPhone X worth £3,500 [Courtesy]

Triumphant Liverpool players have been rewarded with iPhone X worth £3,500 for claiming the Champions League title.

Each player of the Reds’ first-team squad was gifted with 24-carat gold plated iPhone X worth £3,500 following their triumph in Madrid on June 1.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not left out as he together with 27 players received the glitzy gift created by iDesign Gold.

The customised phones have each player’s squad number on the back along with the name and the gadgets are also complete with the Champions League and Madrid final logos.

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According to the iDesignGold website, the products cost between £2,300 and £3,500.

Roberto Firmino poses with his new iPhone [Courtesy]

The Reds fans can also purchase a customised gold phone of their own if they wish but it will cost them between £2,300 and £3,500 to acquire the flashy gadget from Harvey Nichols.

The British company had previously provided the luxurious gadgets for many current Liverpool players with legends Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard among the clients.

Virgil van Dijk poses for a photo with his iPhone [Courtesy]

Liverpool edged Tottenham 2-0 in an all-English final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in the Spanish capital for a sixth Champions League title through Salah’s early penalty strike and Divock Origi who struck late in the match to crown the Reds European champions.

In the Premier League, Klopp’s side enjoyed a magnificent 2018/19 season painting 97 points on the log, one point behind the champions Manchester City.

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The Standard – Kenya: Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to join Juventus | The Standard

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Sarri signs on at Juventus

Maurizio Sarri was named Juventus coach on Sunday, with the former Chelsea boss signing a three-year deal, the Serie A champions said.

Chelsea also confirmed the news of the 60-year-old Italian’s departure saying: “We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A.”

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He secured a 3rd place finish in the premier league and wrapped up the Europa League title in his first season at Chelsea FC.

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suggested on Sunday that he could be open to a move away from the Premier League side, telling reporters in Tokyo that now “could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else”

The Frenchman has been linked in the British media with a move to Real Madrid to work with coach Zinedine Zidane, or with a return to his former club Juventus.

Pogba’s time at Manchester United has coincided with some insipid performances on the pitch and organisational turmoil at the club.

“Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well,” Pogba, 26, told reporters in Tokyo.

“For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.

“After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

“I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”

Pogba, who moved to Old Trafford from Juventus for a then-world record transfer fee of 89.3 million pounds in August 2016, has seen Jose Mourinho replaced as coach by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time at the clu

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Although inconsistent, the World Cup winner has scored 24 goals in 92 appearances for United and was named in last season’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year.






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Daniel Kiptum from Nandi County retained his title as the winner of the sixth edition of the Deaf Half Marathon held today, June 16, 2019 in Kericho.

The Gold medalist of 2017 Sumsun Deaflympic Games held in Turkey finished first in an impressive time of 1:11.16 edging out Lucas Wandia who came in second in a time of 1:11.58 and David Njeru who finished third in 1:12.00.

“I am happy to have defended my tittle successfully in the today’s marathon. Having elite athletes in the marathon made the completion very stiff. I will continue training hard ahead of the 1st Africa Deaf Athletics Championships which will be held in Kasarani in September,” said Daniel Kiptum.

In the women’s 21km category, Juster Moraa Kwamesa successfully retained her tittle cutting the tape in 1:42.01. Following closely was Priscah Naibin at 1:42.09 with Rebeca Matiko clocking 1:55.5 to finish third.

The annual event also included the 10KM races for both men and women where Geoffrey Kamia won in the men’s category in a time of 36:00 followed closely by Gilbert Kirui in 36:02 and Dennis Kiprop in third position at 37:00.

Kakamega’s Jentrix Dindi won in the women’s 10KM in a time of 47:46 with Mercy Moraa and Viola Jelimo coming in second and third places at 47:50 and 48:18 respectively.

The event saw the winners in the half marathon walk away with KES.100, 000, KES 50,000 and KES 30,000 respectively. The 10KM race saw the first three awarded KES 50,000, KES 40,000 and KES 30,000 respectively in cash prizes. Besides the cash prizes, the winners also got a direct qualification to the 1st African Deaf Championship scheduled to be held in Nairobi.

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“We have had a good event today and we congratulate the winners. The event is of great significance in our calendar because it lets us know the form our athletes are in before the season begins. Those who finished in the top three in both 21KM and 10KM have automatically qualified for the 1st Africa Deaf Athletics Championships which will be held at Kasarani later this year,” said Bernard Banja, Secretary General, Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya (DAAK).

Safaricom sponsored the race to a tune of KES 2.5 million. The race brings together deaf athletes from all corners of the country providing them a platform to display their talent.






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