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AFCON 2019: Nigeria camp rumble as players protest

Super Eagles players boycotted Tuesday’s pre-match conference and were also looking to boycott Tuesday evening’s training. The row could add distraction to Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s match against Guinea.  The protest is over allowances. Only coach Gernot Rohr attended the statutory Tuesday’s pre-match media conference organised by the confederation of African Football. When journalists queried the players absence Rohr said: “The players had to stay back for an important meeting.” Ahmed Musa was billed to attend with Rohr but…

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Transfer: De Ligt set to complete €75 million move to PSG worth €12 million per year

The Dutch new Dean of defence Matthijs de Ligt is about to complete his mouth-watering transfer to the French football powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. According to the latest report, the 19-year old Ajax player, who has become a hot cake for many European top clubs, will be signing a five-year contract with PSG, which could earn him a salary of as much as €12million gross annually. It is believed that Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax are close to reaching an agreement…

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Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club after his contract expires in June. The club has confirmed that the experienced 41-year-old Italian goalkeeper who joined the club last season from Juventus and made 25 appearances for PSG will leave the club.  “Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” Paris Saint-Germain announced on its website.  Reacting to the announcement, Buffon had…

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Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history by beating Anthony Joshua on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style, according to an AFP report. Ruiz is understood to have made only around £5m from the fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, The SUN has reported. Compare that…

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IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr

In what many boxing pundits have called one of the biggest upsets in the boxing history, Andy Ruiz has sensationally beaten the IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua last night at the at Madison Square Garden, New York USA. The Nigerian born Anthony Joshua, an impressive, rugged World Heavy Weight boxing champion with an impeccable record of  22 wins – 21 by knockout, was a 1-25 favourite with bookmakers. But, Ruiz proved many wrongs with his powerful…

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Former Arsenal star Antonio Reyes dies in a car accident

Former Arsenal and Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash on Saturday morning. The death of the 35 years old Reyes was confirmed by his Sevilla’s hometown club,  “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.” Sevilla tweeted. The former Spain international who also played for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, was one of the terrific players in the Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’…

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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

The Federal Government on Monday fulfilled a 25-year pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof. At an impressive ceremony inside the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Abuja, the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said the occasion was a further proof that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice.” Westerhof, a Dutchman, was head coach of the Super…

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Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

 May 22, 2019 0 Comment Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care. The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus…

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Man United to triple Rashford’s salary next season

In a bid to thwart any attempt by Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford, his club is willing to triple his £75,000-per-week salary next season. Rashford who is in a top form has been heavily rumoured to move to either  Barcelona or Real Madrid next season, especially, after his club, Man United failed to qualify for the 2020 UEFA Champions League. It does not help that Marcus Rashford halted talks with Manchester United over…

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Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Absentee Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has confirmed he is available to return to the team for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was not involved in the qualifying matches for Egypt 2019. “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in Egypt,” said a top team official of…

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Tribute to DJ AVICII

Some music lovers would tell you that music is insignificant or incomplete, without Disk Jockeys (DJs). Throughout the music advancement, DJs like David Guetta, DJ Marshmallow, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, have become fundamental subjects on the rhythmic scene, raising the bar by playing recorded popular On the 20th April 2018, the world woke up to the sad news of the demise of the 28 year old Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ, Avicii. Tim Bergling, better known by his stage…

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The Catholic Kingdom and the endangered species

It is now hardly a secret that innocent kids have been for years, victims of pedophile priests, who have ingloriously betrayed their religious duties, moral, and more than anything, the trust many, including their victims, had in them, just to satisfy their naked sexual lust. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” indeed. The kids definitely came to the clergy, albeit innocently. But rather…

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