Month: February 2019

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenhua.

Chinese football club, Shanghai Shenhua have announced the signing of Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo from Changchun YaTai. The Nigerian striker forward who netted 36 goals in 55 games for Changchun, will once again work with his old Watford boss Sanchez. He scored 15 goals in 37 outings for the Hornets under Sanchez Flores in the 2015-16...

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Sala: FC Nantes to retire the number 9 shirt worn by the late footballer.

FC Nantes president, Waldemar Kita has confirmed the club will retire the number nine shirt worn by the late Argentine player, Emiliano Sala. This development is coming after the late footballer’s body was recovered from the English Channel and formally identified on Thursday evening, almost three weeks after his plane crashed en route to Cardiff. “I do not have the words, it’s a tragedy, I’m devastated, Emiliano left his mark, which is why, like many fans, I want to honour him again by removing the number 9 “. Waldemar Kita said in a statement. The club also changed their...

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Tax fraud: Jose Mourinho accepts one-year prison sentence in Spain.

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho coach, Jose Mourinho has accepted a suspended 12-month prison sentence and a €2m fine for his part in the Hacienda trial following his stint as Real Madrid manager. He reached an agreement with tax authorities after being accused of owing nearly €3.3m in undeclared image rights revenue during his stint in Spain in 2011 and 2012. The 56 year-old’s representatives, Gestifute Media, maintained that Mourinho paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41 per cent when he was in Spain between 2010 and 2013. However, a Spanish court filing showed that Mourinho had...

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Opinion: Big Brother, Small Naija |By: ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Was anyone worried last week when reality television show Big Brother Naija kicked off the auditions for its 2019 edition? In each of the eight audition centres —Edo, Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Delta and Cross River states, plus the Federal Capital territory (FCT) — youth assembled in their tens of thousands to jostle for just 12 house spots (or maybe up to 20) available nationwide. They were so many that no single audition centre escaped crowd control issues.  In Lagos alone, it has been claimed that over two days, the crowd was well over 10,000, which is plausible given...

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This is a bad dream- Emiliano Sala’s father as investigators find wreckage of ill-fated aircraft.

Emiliano Sala’s devastated father has spoken following the discovery of the plane that was carrying his son at the bottom of the English Channel by private investigators on Sunday on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The flight had been carrying the 28 year-old Argentine striker Sala, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, from Nantes, north west France, to Cardiff after Sala completed his £15m move from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff City on Jan. 21. The main search for the plane was called off after three days, but Sala’s family launched...

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Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan.

Go Girl! Nigerian forward, Asisat Oshoala has joined Barcelona on a loan deal from Dalian Quanjian. The BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year and 3-time CAF Women’s Player of the Year announced the news on her instagram page. At 24, she has already played for Arsenal ladies, Liverpool ladies and now, Barcelona ladies team. She’s also the first African to play in FA’s Women’s Super League. She was Chinese Women’s Super League’s Top Scorer in 2017. She’s on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19...

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