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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scared Jesse Lingard With His Acrobatic Celebration
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scared Jesse Lingard With His Acrobatic Celebration

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has terrified opponents throughout his career using his imposing frame and keen eye for goal. Not content with only scaring the opposition, Zlatan has recently taken to petrifying his own team-mates with his intense goal celebrations. Red Devils winger Jesse Lingard was the latest player to come face-to-face with Zlatan's over-exuberance during United's 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday. After setting the striker up for the game's opening goal, Lingard was forced to protect himself in fear of a flying boot as the Swede charged towards him in celebration. Photoshoppers immediately worked their magic on Lingard's hilarious reaction - spawning a number of memes mocking the England international's fearful pose. One picture placed Ibrahimovic...
Andy Murray Wins BBC Sports Personality of The Year Award
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Andy Murray Wins BBC Sports Personality of The Year Award

Tennis star Andy Murray won “the best year” off his career by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the third time in four years. In doing so he became the first person to land the prize three times and in successive years. The 29 year-old was the huge favourite after retaining his Olympic title and winning Wimbledon for the second time on his way to overtaking Novak Djokovic ending the year as Britain's first ever world no1. The award was presented by Jessica Ennis Hill and Prince William at a ceremony in Birmingham but he wasn't present at the award show. The award was presented to him physically by three-time heavyweight world champion, Lennox Lewis.
Carlos Tevez Set to Earn £615,000 a Week at Shanghai Shenhua, Becoming World’s Highest Earning Player
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Carlos Tevez Set to Earn £615,000 a Week at Shanghai Shenhua, Becoming World’s Highest Earning Player

Carlos Tevez is set to complete his mega-money move to China despite Boca Juniors fans begging their hero to stay in emotional scenes on Sunday night. The 32-year-old Argentina striker is poised to sign a staggering contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua worth an estimated £615,000 a week. And the former West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City player took the opportunity to wave goodbye to his first club as they beat Colon 4-1 at La Bombonera. https://twitter.com/BocaJrsOficial/status/810672395614720000
Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player of The Tournament Award as Real Madrid Win FIFA Club World Cup
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player of The Tournament Award as Real Madrid Win FIFA Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo, Sunday evening took to his Instagram account to show off his best player of the tournament award given to him after his hat trick ensured Real Madrid defeated Kashima Antlers 4-2 on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. Two goals from Gaku Shibasaki shocked Zinedine Zidane's men before Ronaldo scored a penalty and two more goals during extra time despite Sergio Ramos' red card to ensure Real Madrid win their first club World Cup trophy under Zinedine Zidane.
NFF Manipulated Super Falcons Money?
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NFF Manipulated Super Falcons Money?

I think NFF is the problem of Nigerian football. The money meant for the Super Falcons in a way was manipulated. Here's the breakdown of the money. Each player gets: 4,894,500 Head coach: 10,214,000 Officials: 7,774,250 Curator: 3,614,625 ‎Total: 113,820,602 The monies given to the falcons was at the official rate and not the calculations the players made themselves. The government didn't release dollar but its naira equivalent at the official rate. The federation didn't deduct anything untoward from their deserved sum and the Accountant General made it clear: N305 to a dollar. The players probably calculated the payout to be at 495 to a dollar if I'm not mistaken. *Then there's 500k given earlier which had to be deducted plus 100k which was also given to the...
Ogenyi Onazi Donates A Million Naira To Super Falcons
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Ogenyi Onazi Donates A Million Naira To Super Falcons

Super Eagles star Ogenyi Onazi has thrown his weight behind protesting African champions Super Falcons by donating a million Naira to them. A source close to the team revealed the Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder showed concern about the ladies plight. “Onazi is a fantastic man and supported the Falcons with the sum of one million Naira, that really helped the ladies,” a source reported. “He also gave one of the injured players 200,000 Naira for her treatment. “He is a wonderful guy. I was aware some of the girls called him to complain about their plight and he helped them.” The Falcons have embarked on a sit-in protest at their Abuja hotel and also staged a protest march demanding for their entitlements to be paid. Several former Nigeria stars including Garba Lawal, Joseph Yob...
Rio Ferdinand Donates £500k Worth Of Toys To Kids This Xmas
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Rio Ferdinand Donates £500k Worth Of Toys To Kids This Xmas

Rio Ferdinand has gone the extra mile this Christmas and pledged an incredible half a million pounds worth of toys for a local Manchester charity. United legend Ferdinand has made the stunning donation on behalf of himself and his city centre restaurant Rosso to Key 103’s Cash for Kids campaign. Former skipper turned BT pundit Rio made the donation after seeing first hand the good work of the Manchester radio station’s charity. He said he couldn't bear to think of any child going without a Christmas present. Rio said: “As a father myself I couldn’t see children going without opening a present this Christmas Day - the work that Cash For Kids at Key 103 do is truly amazing. "I’m glad that my restaurant Rosso and I can be involved in this and certainly help put a smile on local...
Birmingham City Appoint Gianfranco Zola As New Manager
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Birmingham City Appoint Gianfranco Zola As New Manager

Former Chelsea and Italy striker Zola, 50, has signed a two-and-half-year contract with the West Midlands club. Blues, who are seventh in the table, sacked Rowett on Wednesday after he spent more than two years in charge. Club director Panos Pavlakis said Zola's "pedigree" fits with Blues' ambition to "move in a new direction". Birmingham announced Rowett's departure on Wednesday with a statement saying "an immediate replacement will be sought" to allow a new manager to assess the squad and spend money in the January transfer window. Less than six hours later, the club announced Zola's appointment. His first match in charge will be at home against second-placed Brighton on Saturday. Zola's last managerial job was with Qatari side Al-Arabi, but he was sacked in June after ...
Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements
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Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements

The Super Falcons, who emerged African Women Cup of Nations champions two weeks ago have on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation. The victorious team have refused to the hotel in Abuja, many days after they returned to the country with the trophy, over non-payment of their entitlements. The ladies are hoping that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is due to visit the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, will see them and show pity on their plight. “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” Their placards read.
Shanghai SIPG Agrees To Sign Chelsea’s Oscar In A £52m Deal
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Shanghai SIPG Agrees To Sign Chelsea’s Oscar In A £52m Deal

Chelsea midfielder Oscar will join Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in an astonishing £52million deal next month. He will become the most expensive signing by a Chinese Super League club, joining up with his former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas as clubs in the Far East continue to splash the cash. Oscar has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, playing 11 matches this season but has not started in the Premier League for the leaders since mid-September. Brazil striker Hulk became SIPG’s record signing in June, joining from Zenit St Petersburg for £47m on £320,000 a week. But Oscar will leapfrog his countryman as the club’s top earner. The 25-year-old, having been a regular since joining Chelsea in 2012, has been a peripheral figure under Conte and hasn’t starte...
Yaya Toure Handed an 18 Month Driving Ban
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Yaya Toure Handed an 18 Month Driving Ban

Yaya Toure claimed he has never knowingly consumed alcohol despite accepting a drink-driving charge for being more than twice the legal limit. The Manchester City midfielder appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court after driving under the influence in Dagenham, east London. Toure was found to be more than double the drink drive limit with his breathalyser test showing 75mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. He has been handed an 18 month driving ban and a £54,000 fine. Toure did not contest the charge but insisted he wanted to make the judge aware any alcohol consumption was unintentional. The 33-year-old said he was at a party with friends and was drinking Diet Coke from a jug, which he later found out had brandy in. The judge apparently accepted that ...
Riyad Mahrez Crowned BBC African Footballer of The Year
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Riyad Mahrez Crowned BBC African Footballer of The Year

Algerian soccer star, Riyad Mahrez has been crowned BBC Footballer Of The Year. The player who played a huge role in Leicester City's fairytale title winning campaign last season beat off competition from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure to scoop the award. Winger Mahrez, 25, told BBC Sport: "It means a lot, it's something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud. "It's always good to receive awards and for African players it's a huge honour. To all the fans, thank you very much." He added: "Also I want to thank the Algeria fans and dedicate this to them as well and for my family. "I just have to carry on and keep going with my football and see what I can do." The award caps an exceptional year for Mahrez, who had already won th...
I Wasted Money on Cars, Fake Friends & Nightclubs – Kevin Prince Boateng
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I Wasted Money on Cars, Fake Friends & Nightclubs – Kevin Prince Boateng

Former AC Milan and Ghana star footballer Kevin Prince Boateng has revealed how he couldn't cope with the fame of being a rich professional footballer and ended up wasting his money on cars, partying and fake friends. Boateng, who now plays for Las Palmas in Spain, became very popular when he played for AC Milan but in a new interview has now revealed the bad sides that come with being a professional footballer. 'For me it was impossible. From one day to another you have so much money you can buy everything,' Boeteng said in an interview with Marca. 'In two years I spent all my money on cars, watches, boots, nightclubs, restaurants and friends who really were not.' 'For a guy like me, who grew up in a poor neighbourhood and had no money, it was dangerous.' 'In life it is important t...
Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The 2016 Ballon D’or Award For The 4th Time
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The 2016 Ballon D’or Award For The 4th Time

Real Madrid and Portugal super star Cristiano Ronaldo had been crowned the world's best player for 2016 after he defeated rival Lionel Messi to clinch the Ballon D'or award for the fourth time in his very illustrious career. The award crowns such a hardworking year for the Madeira native who helped Real Madrid win the UEFA champions league title and also helped his country, Portugal, to win a historic EURO 2016 cup, despite the huge odds against them. The striker topped the poll of 173 journalists worldwide to take home France Football magazine's coveted award on Monday night held in Paris, France. The player was not present in Paris to collect the award due to the Club World Cup which Reeal Madrid is currently participating in, in Japan. Messi came second in the award while An...
Champions League: PSG Host Barca, Arsenal Draw Bayern in Last 16
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Champions League: PSG Host Barca, Arsenal Draw Bayern in Last 16

Arsenal have been draw against Bayern Munich in the Last 16 of the Uefa Champions League after the draw was held at a ceremony in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday. The Gunners go up against the Bundesliga giants for the fourth time in the last five campaigns having finished top of their group with Carlo Ancelotti’s men coming in second behind Atletico Madrid. Five-time champions Barcelona get a tough test in the form of French powerhouse Paris Saint Germain as both sides lock horns for the fourth time in as many seasons. Luis Enrique’s men squared off against the Parisians four times – including two group stage games – en route winning their historic treble in 2015, and will hope to continue their fine form when they visit the Parc des Princes in February. Title-holders Real Madrid, in th...
“I want To Win Games” Pep Guardiola Insists Following Embarrassing Loss
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“I want To Win Games” Pep Guardiola Insists Following Embarrassing Loss

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has once again defended his methods following an embarrassing loss at the King Power stadium on Saturday. City have struggled lately despite flying out of the blocks at the beginning of their campaign with ten straight wins. The Citizens have now won just four in their last fifteen games, suffering a 3-1 loss to Chelsea and a 4-2 loss to Leicester. Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick condemned them to a defeat which they could hardly complain about as they were outplayed for much of the encounter. Pep said in his post-match conference, “It is not about the system. We defended well with these players at the beginning of the season. “Now we have to stand up and analyze what happened, especially mentally to encourage the players to step forward.” “I want...
Kobe Bryant & Wife Welcome Their Third Child
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Kobe Bryant & Wife Welcome Their Third Child

Retired NBA player of the Lakers, Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa Bryant welcomed their third child together, a little girl. The Bryants announced some time ago they were expecting another little girl. The new baby girl, who was reportedly born earlier this week in the Los Angeles area, will be joining her older sisters Gianna, 10, and Natalia, 13.
Horror: Tanzanian Footballer Drops Dead After Scoring Goal (VIDEO)
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Horror: Tanzanian Footballer Drops Dead After Scoring Goal (VIDEO)

Twenty-year-old Tanzanian Striker Ismail Mrisho Khalfan, is dead. The Mbao FC player died in Tanzania after he was tackled by another player. Minutes earlier, he scored a wonder goal that sealed victory for his team. It was the last match in the group stage of the ‘Ligi ya Vijana’ competition in the town of Bukoba in the Kagera region of north-western Tanzania. Widespread reports in Tanzania said there was no resuscitation equipment in the ambulance that transported him to the hospital, with paramedics having to use heart massage techniques in a bid to save his life. Announcing his death, Tanzania Football Federation said: "We have received with deep sorrow the news about the death of the player and we send our condolences to the parents, family and teammates." https://www.you...
Chapecoense Defender, Alan Ruschel Takes First Step After Plane Crash
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Chapecoense Defender, Alan Ruschel Takes First Step After Plane Crash

Chapecoense defender, Alan Ruschel that survived the plane crash that claimed 76 lives and wiped out most of the Chapecoense football last week, is making quick recovery. Ruschel was communicating only with gestures after miraculously surviving the plane crash that killed 19 of his team-mates. Alan was the first survivor to be rescued from the mountainside crash site in Colombia and had suffered multiple fractures. "Thank you everyone, everyone worried about my recovery. This is Alan Ruschel. I wanted to tell you that I am recovering very well. I will soon be back in Brazil to finish recovering. I want to thank you for all of your support, for all of the caring messages that I received. Thank you everyone. Thank you very much."
I will like Mikel to join me at Watford – Ighalo
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I will like Mikel to join me at Watford – Ighalo

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has admitted that he would welcome international teammate Mikel Obi at Watford during the January transfer window. Mikel is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea under Antonio Conte which has sparked reports of him leaving the London-based club before the end of the current season. Speaking as a guest on Fanzone on SuperSport on Wednesday night, Ighalo said Mikel is a player any Premier League side will wish to have. “I will like it if Mikel join me at Watford,” Ighalo said after being asked by one of the callers to the live show if he would like his fellow Nigerian at Vicarage Road. “He is my captain at the national team. Apart from that he is a very good player, very talented. “I have played with him and against him, he is a very good player....
Togo Star, Emmanuel Adebayor Shows Off His Customized And Expensive Luxury Rolls Royce Car (Pictures)
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Togo Star, Emmanuel Adebayor Shows Off His Customized And Expensive Luxury Rolls Royce Car (Pictures)

Togolese international, Emmanuel Adebayor who has played for big clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid has showed off his expensive and customized luxury Rolls Royce car. The 32-year-old striker without a club now is living life on the fast lane after he showed off his customised Rolls Phantom Drophead Coupe, worth around £360,000, with a his own numberplate '0004 SEA' - a reference to the shirt number he wears for Togo and his full name, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor. He wrote: "EA, silence is very accurate 🔹Le silence est très adroit"
Suspended Aguero Encourages Iheanacho
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Suspended Aguero Encourages Iheanacho

Sergio Aguero’s words of encouragement are ringing in Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s ears as the 20-year-old striker prepares to fill the massive boots of the suspended Argentina international. Aguero was shown a straight red card in the stoppage time of City’s 3-1 Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday for a two-footed lunge on David Luiz and was later handed a four-batch domestic ban for violent conduct. “I have a responsibility to be the striker for the team, replacing Sergio when he is not around,” Iheanacho, who scored the equaliser in Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Celtic, told the club website (www.mancity.com). “Before we played Celtic, (Aguero said) that it’s up to me now to fill that gap, to carry the team along.” “He’s telling me I sho...
I Was Expected To Play Like Messi, Neymar At Rangers – Joey Barton
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I Was Expected To Play Like Messi, Neymar At Rangers – Joey Barton

Former Manchester City, Newcastle United and Burnley midfielder, Joey Barton has revealed that he was expected to perform like a “Neymar and Messi” after joining Scottish giants, Rangers. The one-capped England international questioned people’s expectations of him when he moved to the Scottish Premiership. The 34-year-old ended his brief and ill-fated spell at Rangers in November after being suspended following a training-ground row with club manager in the wake of a 5-1 defeat at Celtic. And he told the BBC that the expectations on him were so big. He said, “The media were quite critical of me when I was up there. “That’s the nature of the industry when you’re Joey Barton and you go and play for Rangers who are a massive club in Scotland. “You’re going to get criticism i...
Super Falcons Player, Onome Ebi Undergoes Successful Surgery at National Hospital Abuja
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Super Falcons Player, Onome Ebi Undergoes Successful Surgery at National Hospital Abuja

Nigerian football defender, Onome Ebi has undergone a successful surgery at the National Hospital Abuja. The 33-year-old footballer, who currently plays for FC Minsk in the Belarusian Premier League took to her Instagram page yesterday, to share a photo after the surgery: "Thank you Lord God for safe surgery, receive all thy glory in Jesus name Amen" Here is wishing her a speedy recovery.
Rigobert Song Recuperating
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Rigobert Song Recuperating

Former Liverpool star Rigobert Song has been pictured for the first time since suffering a stroke nine weeks ago. The Cameroon legend, wearing a Southport under-21 shirt, can be seen looking frail but smiling as he sits alongside a friend on a hospital bed. The 40-year-old fell into a coma for two days back in October after having a cerebral aneurysm at his home in the Odza neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Government is said to have spent about £78,000 on his treatment.
Chinese Super League Club Willing to Pay Alexis Sanchez £20million a Year
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Chinese Super League Club Willing to Pay Alexis Sanchez £20million a Year

Arsenal have been stunned by Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands after the star used an astonishing £400,000-per-week offer from China to try and get the club to smash their wage structure to keep him. Sportsmail can reveal the 27-year-old striker has been inundated with offers from the Chinese Super League, with clubs willing to pay him £260,000 a week after tax. Arsenal are in talks with Sanchez about extending the remaining 18 months of his contract. Arsenal know they cannot get close to the sums being offered, but Sanchez’s representatives are using the Chinese cash to land a more lucrative deal with the Gunners — or elsewhere in Europe. Sanchez currently earns £130,000 a week and can expect a new deal worth about £200,000 per week before tax to make him the club’s best-paid player. ...
Manchester City, Chelsea Charged For Failing To Control Their Players
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Manchester City, Chelsea Charged For Failing To Control Their Players

The English Football Association have charged Manchester City and Chelsea for failing to control their players during Saturday's English Premier League clash at the Etihad on Saturday. The charge was confirmed on the FA's official website on Monday evening. Trouble broke out between both sets of players following a dangerous tackle by Sergio Aguero on Chelsea defender David Luiz. After much pushing and shoving, the referee sent off Aguero and Fernandinho. A statement in the FA's website reads: "Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. "It follows an incident in the 95th minute of the game on Saturday 3 December. "Both clubs have until 6pm on ...
Moses Bags Another Award
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Moses Bags Another Award

Chelsea’s Victor Moses has been named the English Premier League African Player of the Month of November by organisers New African Soccer, AfricanFootball.com reports. The Super Eagles winger edged Kenya’s Victor Wanyama of Tottenham and fellow Nigerian Victor Anichebe of Sunderland to win a second straight award in two consecutive months. Moses has flourished in a new right wing-back role under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and has been instrumental in his team being top of the Premier League. New African Soccer in a statement, congratulated the Nigeria winger but also mentioned the competitiveness of the November award, especially in the votes. ‘Victor Wanyama, also a one-time winner of the award, put up a strong showing and this was rightly justified, considering his role in...
Male Fan Kneels Down For Oshoala After They Defeated Cameroon
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Male Fan Kneels Down For Oshoala After They Defeated Cameroon

A football fan took the forward by surprise by going on his knees right after the final of the African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon ‘Er... no chance!’ Arsenal Ladies’ Asisat Oshoala seems to shun a football fan who might be asking ‘Will you marry me?’. Shortly after the trophy presentation after the Super Falcons defeated Cameroon 1-0 in the final of the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations in Yaoundé, this fan took to the pitch and knelt beside the tournament’s top scorer in what looked like he was making a proposition. What do we know, though, Oshoala turned away from him as she posed for a shot instead with injured teammate, Onome Ebi. Afterwards, the Arsenal Ladies star who might have survived a moment of embarrassment shared her experience via Instagram. “Not sure about what w...
Dejo Fayemi Is Dead (Pictures)
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Dejo Fayemi Is Dead (Pictures)

Former IICC Shooting Stars and Red Devils (now Super Eagles) striker Dejo Fayemi is dead. He died on Friday morning at his residence situated at Odo-Ona Elewe, Ibadan, at the age of 83 Fayemi first played for the Nigerian national team then known as the Red Devils in 1959 when they defeated Ghana’s Black Stars 3-1 in an Olympic qualifier. He had seven goals to show after his last international cap against Morocco in 1964 where Nigeria lost 2-1. Pa Feyemi inspired the Ibadan Lions to win the then Challenge Cup in 1959 and 1961 after losing in the 1960 final. Pa Feyemi also played professional football during his stay in the United Kingdom for further studies before he retired from active football in the early 1970s. He once worked as a member of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3S...
Victorious Super Falcons Arrive Nigeria
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Victorious Super Falcons Arrive Nigeria

The 2016 Africa Women's Nation Cup Champion, Super Falcons arrived in Lagos on Sunday. The Nigeria women's football team beat host Cameroon by a lone goal in the final to claim their 8th AWCON.
5th Edition Of The Nigerian Sports Award: See Full List Of Winners (Pictures)
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5th Edition Of The Nigerian Sports Award: See Full List Of Winners (Pictures)

The 5th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award has come and gone but would be remembered for a long time to come because of the glitz and glamour and the attendance by personalities from all parts of the country. Dignitaries were in no small amount present at the award ceremony. Right from the beginning when nominations opened, it was clear that each categories will be keenly contested though the categories are not as many as previous years owing to the general performance of Nigerian sports in 2016. A major high point of the night is the special recognition award dubbed #FirstSportingHeroes, where people who made Nigeria proud long time ago were recognized for their outstanding performances even till as far back as 1985. Below are the list of winners of the awards in each categorie...
Burial Pictures Of Joseph Izu Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers
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Burial Pictures Of Joseph Izu Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers

IZU'S BURIALS: PARENTS, 3SC, IJAW CONGRESS, NANPF CALL FOR JUSTICE The remains of footballer, Joseph Izu, was laid to rest at his hometown in Okarki village in Rivers State today December 3rd. The grieving parents of the slain Shooting Stars defender, Izu Joseph, Mr & Mrs George Joseph, have joined others to call on the Federal Government to bring the killers of their son to books.The calls came shortly after the burial rites of the player whose life was cut short by the bullets of armed security personnel in Okarki area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on 16th, October, 2016. It was indeed a free flow of tears, wailings and teeth gnashing when the body arrived at the burial site and a complete shut down of activities on all the streets passed by the long convoy.In his sermon b...
Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Your Victory Very Sweet, Well Deserved, Buhari Tells Victorious Super Falcons
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Nigeria Vs Cameroon: Your Victory Very Sweet, Well Deserved, Buhari Tells Victorious Super Falcons

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons on their victory over the senior female football team of Cameroon at the final game of the women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Yaounde. The President described the hard-earned victory over the Indomitable Lionesses as “very sweet and well-deserved”. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari commended the Falcons for their “indomitable spirit, resilience and team work” which spurred them to victory in spite of a vociferous home crowd. President Buhari noted that the Nigerian team achieved “this feat of being African champions for the 8th time”. According to him, this development has lifted the spirits of sports-loving Nigerians. He enjoined other Nigerian sports men and wo...
Motor Racing World Reacts to Nico Rosberg’s Retirement From F1
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Motor Racing World Reacts to Nico Rosberg’s Retirement From F1

German racing driver Nico Rosberg “broke the Internet” Friday morning by announcing his decision to retire from F1 just five days after winning the World Championship. Multiple motor racing personalities from across the globe were quick to take to Twitter after the shock decision, and congratulate Rosberg on his career in Formula One.
Ronaldinho & Juan Roman Riquelme ‘To Come Out Of Retirement And Play’ For Tragic Brazilian Club Chapecoense
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Ronaldinho & Juan Roman Riquelme ‘To Come Out Of Retirement And Play’ For Tragic Brazilian Club Chapecoense

Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme would consider coming out of retirement to play for tragic club Chapecoense, according to reports from South America. The Brazilian side have been devastated by the loss of 19 players, as well as a number of backroom staff, in a plane crash in Colombia on Tuesday. Despite the deaths of many of their squad, Chapecoense may still be required to fulfill fixtures in the coming weeks, before they embark on the process of rebuilding the club. Ronaldinho's agent and brother, Roberto Assis, said no talks had yet taken place - as Brazil continued to mourn the tragedy - but he confirmed that the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year will do all he can to help the club. 'It is a very difficult time,' Assis told Globo Esporte. 'Later on, if there is a contact,...
Late Brazilian Footballers Set For Burial
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Late Brazilian Footballers Set For Burial

The pictures shows the coffins containing the remains of Brazilian footballers killed in the devastating Colombia plane crash. The bodies of Chapecoense players killed when the LaMia airline plane smashed into a mountain have been identified and are being embalmed and prepared for transport by military aircraft back to their homeland.
Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager on a 4-Year Deal
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Gareth Southgate Appointed England Manager on a 4-Year Deal

Gareth Southgate has been confirmed as the new manager of England’s national team. The 46-year-old signed a four-year deal on Wednesday, two months after stepping up from his role as Under-21s manager to replace former boss Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis, BBC writes. He oversaw two wins and two draws during his time as interim manager and has signed a contract reportedly worth £2m per year with a break clause after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the players over these past four games and I think there is huge potential,” said Southgate. “I am extremely proud to be appointed England manager. However, I am also conscious getting the job is one thing, now I want to do the job successfully. “I’m determined to give everything I have to give the ...
Usain Bolt Party With Justin Bieber at a London Nightclub
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Usain Bolt Party With Justin Bieber at a London Nightclub

Usain Bolt was joined by a myriad of sports stars for the premiere of his new film 'I Am Bolt' in Leicester Square, London, on Monday night. After Bolt mingled with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Mo Farah, Dina Asher-Smith and David Haye at the at the ODEON cinema event, the fun-loving sprint icon met up with music sensation Justin Bieber at the after-party. The nine-time Olympic gold medallist is renowned for his party antics, and hit up 22-year-old Bieber's favourite haunt, 'Tape London' in Mayfair, to celebrate his film release.
3 Nigerian Amazons Taking us to The Winter Olympics For The First Time Ever!
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3 Nigerian Amazons Taking us to The Winter Olympics For The First Time Ever!

When we hear 'Winter', what comes to mind are snow and ice. Nigeria is a tropical country, which means this place is HOT (as most of us living here can testify), so it is therefore a surprise that three brave women want to put the country on the map by being the first representatives at the Winter Olympic Games come 2018...in Bobsled. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, all based in the USA are determined to add Nigeria to that exclusive list of African countries – which include Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. According to Konbini.com, Seun Adigun, who refers to the project as her ‘gift to Nigeria’, said: The success of this bobsled team will positively affect millions of people all over the world and will represent monumental international advancements in social, athletic, ...
Floyd Mayweather Replies Critics Calling Him Illiterate With $100m Cheque
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Floyd Mayweather Replies Critics Calling Him Illiterate With $100m Cheque

Boxing Champion, Floyd Mayweather has responded online critics, who said he cannot read, write or count by flaunting a $100 million cheque, gotten from boxing event, which he said he still has every dime of. He narrated all his big investments, which his mockers do not have. "Gotta love these backseat drivers so worried about another man's legacy instead of trying to write their own. Ultimately, I will always have the last laugh. This is just one of my many checks, a cool $100,000,000.00 that I still have every dime of. Y'all still have to work however, I'm happily retired. At the end of the day, it's them Benjamin Franklins that matter to me, so the jokes on you. I've made smart investments, sorry for those who thought that I couldn't read, write, or count. Y'all call them watche...
Woodburn Makes History as Liverpool Beat Leeds in EFL Cup
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Woodburn Makes History as Liverpool Beat Leeds in EFL Cup

Ben Woodburn became the youngest ever goalscorer in the club’s history as he netted a first ever senior strike to help Liverpool into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Leeds United at Anfield on Tuesday night. The 17-year-old pounced shortly after coming on a substitute on only his second ever competitive appearance for the Reds first team, turning home Georginio Wijnaldum’s pass from close range. In a difficult contest against a spirited Leeds side, Divock Origi had opened the scoring moments earlier, sliding in to convert a wonderfully-weighted Trent Alexander-Arnold centre at the near post with 14 minutes remaining. And it was Woodburn’s historic effort that ensured Jürgen Klopp’s side reached the last four of the tournament for a third successive s...

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