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  • Photo of Football star, Ronaldinho’s mother dies aged 71 after contracting Covid-19

    Football star, Ronaldinho’s mother dies aged 71 after contracting Covid-19

    Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho’s mother reportedly passed away after testing positive for Covid-19. Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December 2020, in their home city of Porto Alegre. Ronaldinho’s former club Atletico Mineiro confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, February 21,  with a message of condolence. “It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement. “The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and…

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  • Photo of Blessing Okagbare receives Guiness World Record certificate after she overtook Usain Bolt as the athlete with the most Diamond League appearances

    Blessing Okagbare receives Guiness World Record certificate after she overtook Usain Bolt as the athlete with the most Diamond League appearances

    Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been awarded a Guiness world record certificate as the athlete with the most Diamond League appearances breaking Usain Bolt’s record. The Guiness World Record certificate indicates that Blessing has the most appearances in Diamond League meetings, having participated at 67 Diamond League events between July 3, 2010, and August 31, 2018. Sharing a photo of her certificate to Instagram, Blessing wrote: “A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. “

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  • Photo of Odion Ighalo joins Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua

    Odion Ighalo joins Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua

    Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab FC on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua after his loan spell at Manchester United ended last month. The 31-year-old was penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with the King Fahd Stadium outfit having passed his medical. He will wear the number 89 shirt for the club. Ighalo, who joined Shanghai Shenhua in 2019, scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for Shanghai Shenhua, helping them to the 2019 Chinese FA Cup. The former Watford and Granada striker scored five goals in 23 appearances after arriving at Old Trafford on deadline day…

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  • Photo of Super Eagles players do not play with purpose anymore – Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa says

    Super Eagles players do not play with purpose anymore – Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa says

    Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa has said the current Super Eagles players do not play with a purpose like before.  Aghahowa stated this during a recent interview on ‘No Holds Barred’ on Brila FM with his former Super Eagles teammate, Ifeanyi Udeze. The former Nigerian international and Shakhtar Donetsk striker urged the current players to emulate ex-Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh, who always gave passes and created chances that resulted in goals. “We don’t play with purpose anymore,” he said. “We don’t have players who will give long pass to strikers just like the way Sunday Oliseh use to do. “All…

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  • Photo of ‘Yes I’m a black man and I live everyday proud that I am’- Marcus Rashford speaks out after receiving racist abuse on social media

    ‘Yes I’m a black man and I live everyday proud that I am’- Marcus Rashford speaks out after receiving racist abuse on social media

    Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has reacted to the racist abuse he has received on social media. The England international is the latest high-profile Premier League player to be targeted by racists online, and his abuse came after he missed goalscoring opportunities in Manchester United’s game against Arsenal on Saturday night, January 30. This week, Manchester United called for social media companies to improve their monitoring of social media abuse after racists abused Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial in the wake of the team’s 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United in midweek. Chelsea defender, Reece James also posted screenshots of abuse he received…

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  • Photo of Frank Lampard set to be sacked as Chelsea Coach and replaced by PSG’s Thomas Tuchel

    Frank Lampard set to be sacked as Chelsea Coach and replaced by PSG’s Thomas Tuchel

    Frank Lampard is reportedly set to be sacked today by Chelsea following the club’s slump in form that sees them sit ninth in the Premier League table. According to Daily Telegraph, the board told players not to report to the training ground until Monday afternoon, January 25, as Lampard will become the 10th manager sacked during the Roman Abramovich era. Confirmation of Lampard’s sacking is expected to be announced on Monday as the club take decisive action following a run of five losses in eight league games. Chelsea Sunday’s win over Luton Town took them to the fifth round of…

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  • Photo of Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal

    Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading goalscorer in footballing history after scoring his 760th-career goal

    Cristiano Ronaldo has made history by becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football history after scoring his 760th-career goal. The 35-year-old Portuguese striker reached the stunning landmark after scoring the first goal for Juventus in their 2 – 0 win against Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday night. It was his 1,040 games as a professional footballer.  The new record moved him above Josef Bican – with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. On January 3, Ronaldo moved above three-time Brazil World Cup winner Pele (757 career goals) into second on this list…

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  • Photo of Barcelona star, Lionel Messi facing possible 12 match ban for punching opponent during Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao

    Barcelona star, Lionel Messi facing possible 12 match ban for punching opponent during Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao

    Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi could be hit with 12 matches ban after he was sent off in the last minute of Barcelona’s Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night. The Argentine playmaker was sent off as Barcelona were beaten 3-2 by Athletico Bilbao. It was Messi’s first red card for Barcelona and only the third of his career.  Referee Gil Manzano missed the incident initially but after a VAR review, he showed Messi a straight red card for violent conduct. Messi now faces being suspended between four and 12 matches, depending on the way the Spanish…

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  • Photo of Didier Drogba separates from wife, Lalla after 20 years

    Didier Drogba separates from wife, Lalla after 20 years

    Former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire striker, Didier Drogba has announced his separation from his wife Lalla Diakate after twenty years. The footballer who has always been discreet felt the need to make the announcement after appearing in an intimate video in bed with a mystery woman. In the video, Drogba was seen bare-chested in bed with a nearly-naked young woman. The lady playfully sunk her teeth into his shoulder as he screamed in pain. He then speaks to her in French about being bitten, and appeared to say; “She’s positive! She’ll infect me by biting me!” Drogba in a post…

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  • Photo of Napoli to fine Osimhen after breaching coronavirus protocol during birthday party

    Napoli to fine Osimhen after breaching coronavirus protocol during birthday party

    Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen may be facing a fine of up to two weeks’ wages by his club Napoli after a video of his birthday emerged on social media. Osimhen tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a few days after attending a birthday party organized in his honor. According to an Italian newspaper, Italy24news, the Super Eagles forward was seen in a video dancing without a mask, while his guests also broke Covid-19 protocols. The said video angered the Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso and the Napoli fans who believed he acted irresponsibly. Napoli is not happy with the footballer who…

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  • Photo of Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen tests positive for coronavirus

    Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen tests positive for coronavirus

    Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has tested positive for coronavirus on his return to Italy, his club confirmed on Friday. The 21-year-old Nigeria international has been sidelined since last November after dislocating his shoulder while representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations, returned to his club on Thursday from holiday.  On arrival, the former Lille was subjected to the compulsory Covid-19 PCR test and his Serie A outfit disclosed in a statement that Osimhen returned a positive result. “Napoli can confirm that Victor Osimhen has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return to Italy,” Napoli said in…

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  • Photo of We need N81 Million to cut grass in Abuja Stadium – Sports Minister, Sunday Dare

    We need N81 Million to cut grass in Abuja Stadium – Sports Minister, Sunday Dare

    The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that has taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter. According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) seeking what could be done to weed the stadium and they were told it will cost N81m. “We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the…

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