After winning their first ever Premier League title in style, Liverpool will begin next season as newly-crowned champions with a brand-new kit produced by clothing giants, Nike.
Nike took over the new kit deal from previous suppliers New Balance, whose deal expired on July 31.
The Jersey will be first worn in the community shield clash between Liverpool and either Chelsea or Arsenal- depending on who wins the FA cup.
The five-year agreement with New Balance was set to expire on June 1, but due to Covid-19 disrupting the season and delaying the final games of the season, Nike’s partnership with the club will now begin on August 1.
Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer at LFC, said: “We said back in January, when we first announced the new partnership with Nike, about our expectations on them becoming an incredible partner for the club. We’re so excited to be starting this journey with Nike, the global leader in sports apparel, and we look forward to working together to bring performance and lifestyle product to our supporters in the years ahead.”
A married commercial motorcyclist identified as Dare, has been arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl identified as Zainab Justina Adeyemo to death.
The deceased had boarded the suspect’s motorcycle in Akoko area of the state, but was forcefully dragged into a bush where the suspect raped her to death on Friday July 17, 2020. Dare who admitted to carrying the girl on his motorcyle after almost being lynched by his colleagues, said Zainab died as result of the struggle that ensued between them.
Speaking to Vanguard, Zainab’s mother said;
“On getting to the police station, now visibly frightened Dare pleaded that he should be treated gently assuring that the missing girl would eventually be seen. Shockingly, he further claimed that while he was on his way from Eshe to Irun with Zainab, they had an accident and the girl was seriously wounded.
“Initially, we told the police to carry out immediate investigation into his claims but they were insisting that we must wait for the stipulated 24 hours before taking any action.
“This infuriated villagers and they went out in search of Zainab without the police. Luckily, after about five hours’ thorough search, the corpse of Zainab was discovered along a footpath in the bush. The police was informed and they later picked it.
“The delay by the police forced both commercial motorcyclists in the area and villagers to stage a protest demanding that Dare must be brought out to say what happened to the little girl.
“The protest made the police to accost Dare who started narrating how he raped and later killed the little girl. He told gory tales of how he was raping her inside the bush while they were on their way only to discover that she was dead.
“He claimed that Zainab died as result of the struggle that ensued between them during the process and he dumped her body in the bush.”
Dare disclosed that he has a 6 months pregnant wife. He has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department in Akure where more investigations will be carried out over the case.