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Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

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 this to say: “I am extremely happy because it is never... ...
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Real Madrid’s Zidane pins down six players for signings

Real Madrid’s Zidane pins down six players for signings

Getting prepared for the 2019 season, the Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has pinned down six players he desperately wants to bring over to the club during this summer’s transfer period. It is rumoured that the French coach has agreed with the club’s president Florentino Perez on the six signings.  The latest report has it that Mr Perez has agreed with Zidane to sign five more players in addition to Eden Hazard, the Chelsea talisman, who is said to be Real Madrid’s prime target. According to our sources, initially, 20... ...
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Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

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 to the whopping £20m Joshua is thought to have made and... ...
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IBF, WBO and WBA Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr

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 jabs, flooring Joshua four times, before the referee stopped the fight... ...
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Former Arsenal star Antonio Reyes dies in a car accident

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’ squad that won the Premier League title without losing a match... ...
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South Africans wait for salvation, as Ramaphosa appoints gender-balanced cabinet

South Africans wait for salvation, as Ramaphosa appoints gender-balanced cabinet

Following the 8 May election victory of the African National Congress party  (ANC), President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new gender-balanced cabinet, with half of the members, women. This is the first time in the history that South Africa has a gender-balanced cabinet. In another surprise move, the President appointed a woman from the opposition party for a ministerial post. Patricia de Lille, the opposition politician, former Cape Town Mayor has been appointed the minister of infrastructure development. Ms de Lille formed the opposition Good party after the power struggle... ...
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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

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 Eagles’ Class of 1994 – appropriately-styled Golden Generation – that won... ...
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Proverb of the Week: A small house will hold a hundred friends  ((Duruma, Kenya)

Proverb of the Week: A small house will hold a hundred friends ((Duruma, Kenya)

Chumba chidide chinaidima kuphenya atu mirongo kumi. (Duruma) Chumba kidogo huweza kuwa na marafiki mia moja. (Swahili) Une seule maison peut avoir cent amis. (French) A small house will hold a hundred friends. (English) Although this proverb of the Duruma, the Mijikenda ethnic groups of the Kenyan coastal region along the Nairobi-Mombasa, might sound a bit confusing and contradictory or even ironic, it is definitely true if you think about it deeply. Traditionally, a typical Duruma homestead is not big; it could be anything from a small single hut for... ...
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Burundi’s 2020 Election: You are either with us or against us

Burundi’s 2020 Election: You are either with us or against us

As Burundi gears towards the presidential polls in 2020, the commissioner in charge of electoral operations in the East African country had told a group of journalists and civil society groups in Bujurumba on Wednesday that the country would “block the way for those media who do not want to follow the path taken by the government.” Jean Anastase Hicuburund a senior official from the Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission made the threat and accused independent media and local press of being anti-government. The Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission is... ...
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Brexit Fallout: Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

Brexit Fallout: Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

The embattled Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May said she would resign her job on June 7. Her resignation has not been unexpected, following her inability to secure a Brexit deal with the EU, generally acceptable to her country. She had been under incredible pressure to deliver an acceptable Brexit deal or quit. May has indicated she would resign both as the Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. According to some political pundits, Theresa May a once pro-Europe is a victim the Brexit, which some analysts have... ...
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