Neymar is set to be sidelined for the rest of the season after Paris Saint-Germain said on Monday the forward will undergo ankle surgery and be out of action for three to four months.
The Brazilian, who suffered the injury on February 19 against Lille in Ligue 1, “has had several episodes of instability in the right ankle in recent years,” said the club, adding that its medical staff “recommended a ligament repair operation” be undertaken in Doha.
PSG, still waiting for a maiden Champions League title, bid to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the last 16 against Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday.
Neymar, who has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season, was in fine form for the French champions before the World Cup break.
But the 31-year-old has netted only twice in eight league appearances since returning from Qatar, where Brazil were dumped out in the quarter-finals by Croatia.
Neymar has previously missed matches in the Champions League knock-out phase due to injuries in 2018, 2019, and 2021.
PDP spent over 400bn on presidential election – Dino Melaye
The Chief Spokesperson for the Atiku-Okowa presidential council, Senator Dino Melaye, has said the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign council spent over N400billion on their campaigns.
The spokesperson disclosed this in a video obtained by the PUNCH on Monday night.
In the one minute 45 seconds video, the Melaye said that the whole concept of redesigning the naira was a deception.
This is coming hours after the PDP leadership led by Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and other party chieftains stormed the headquarters of INEC to protest the declaration of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect after the February 25, 2023 elections.
The PDP, Labour Party, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party rejected the election results describing the election as being marred by violence, rigging, lacking integrity by the non-uploading of the presidential results on the IRev portal in real time on the election day thereby calling for its cancellation among others.
The PDP had also lamented what it described as the irregularities recorded during the conduct of the elections.
Melaye further remarked that “to make sure that the mandate of the people given freely to Atiku Abubakar is retrieved, we spent over N400bn just for a caricature show. INEC deceived Nigerians.
On the naira redesign, the spokesperson alleged that “because money was given to Bola Tinubu, the APC shared new notes on Election Day across the country and the PDP was starved of funds. Naira redesign was a ploy by INEC to deceive Nigerians.
He also called on all PDP supporters, lovers of democracy all over the country not to allow this to stand.