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Sapir Berman has made sports history after officiating at a soccer match in Israel’s Premier League for the first time since coming out as transgender.


Berman took to the field for the contest between Beitar Jerusalem and Hapoel Haifa on Monday, May 3, after she publicly announced her transition in a press conference last week Tuesday.

Berman, aged 26 was already a top male referee in Israel’s leading football league, but decided to change to female as she had always seen herself as a female, even at a young age.

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She told reporters that players had already begun using the feminine form of words in Hebrew when addressing her.


“They really feel that they want to somehow take part in this process and even speak to men when it’s not necessary and speak to me as a woman. So thank you,” Berman said.


Outside the stadium in the northern city of Haifa, one fan carried a banner that hailed Berman as a “super woman, incredible, brave”.


“This is the first step in a long and wonderful journey. Sapir, we are proud to do it with you,” the Israel Football Association tweeted as she officiated the match.

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Official- Manchester united sack Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to pay him £7.5m severance fee

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager afer a disgraceful 4-1 away defeat by Watford on Saturday.

Official- Manchester united sack Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to pay him £7.5m severance fee


Solskjaer, an icon of the club, had been in charge of United for nearly three years but pressure on his position started building after humiliating losses to Liverpool and Man City despite having star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane in the squad.

The club heirarchy had a meeting early Sunday morning, November 21, and agreed to part ways with Solksjaer and will pay him a £7.5m severance fee due to the fact he signed a new 3 year deal in June.

Posting on its social media platforms, Manchester United wrote;

 ‘Manchester United can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left his role as manager. Thank you for everything Ole.’

The favourites to succeed Solskjaer are Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag.


In 165 games, Solksjaer had 91 Wins, 40 defeats and 34 draws.

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Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off

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Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off

Nigeria has moved one step closer to booking one of the World Cup play-off spots after beating Liberia on Saturday in Tangier, Morocco.


Victor Osimhen and Ahmed Musa scored from the spot in the first and second half respectively to beat Liberia 2-0.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen scored the first goal, which was a penalty for Nigeria after the Liberian goalkeeper brought him down.

He converted the resulting penalty to give the Super Eagles an early lead in the first half and even though the away Super Eagles dominated play they could not add another goal in the first half.

Liberia 0-2: Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins Liberia to Move One Step Closer to World Cup play-Off


In the second half, Substitute and captain Ahmed Musa scored the second goal for Nigeria, another penalty, with four minutes left to go in the match to give Nigeria a 2-0 victory.


The Eagles will need at least a draw in their last match against Cape Verde on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria if they are to qualify for the World Cup play-off.

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Cristiano #Ronaldo scores TWICE as #ManUnited beat Newcastle 4-1 to go top of the #premierleague

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Cristiano #Ronaldo scores TWICE as #ManUnited beat Newcastle 4-1 to go top of the #premierleague

Cristiano Ronaldo is back with a bang as he scores twice on Man Utd return in 4-1 win over Newcastle

Manchester United have now secured the top position on the premier league table with 10 points. Manchester City comes second with 9.

There was not much of a difference in game-play but the goalscorers, Man Utd have them in abundance!

Ronaldo is BACK!

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