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Osaze Odemwingie joins Indonesia club, Madura United

From Nigeria to France, Russia, and England, Nigerian footballer, Osaze Odemwingie’s latest destination is Indonesia. The 35 year-old has joined a first division club in Indonesia, Madura United FC on a one-year deal. The President of the club, Achsanul Qosasi and the club manager, Haruna Sumitro, presented the former Nigerian international to the club fans ahead of their league opener in an unveiling ceremony in Jakarta on Monday. “Welcome Peter Osaze Odemwingie!” The club announced on its official twitter...

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Meet the Bellos! Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz and his kids celebrate his 40th birthday (Photos)

So Funke Akindele’s husband, Abdulrasheed ‘JJC’ Bello turned 40 today, April 4, 2017. Her birthday message is the most heartwarming message you’ll read all day. Here it goes. ‘If I had to do it all again, baby it will be with you, happy birthday my king. ‘Thanks for always being selfless, you are forever ready to share your knowledge with anyone. God bless and protect you always BOLARINDE, I love you boo.’ she wrote on Instagram. Meanwhile the couple alongside JJC’s three children took a family picture to celebrate the man of the house. Meet The Bellos! JJC thanked his family...

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Photos: Mercy Johnson sworn in as Special Adviser to Kogi State Governor

Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson looked all shades of elegant as she was officially inaugurated as  the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello on Entertainment, Arts and Culture. The mother of three who was appointed last month thanked her husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie for his support. ‘He supports my every move once its right and tells me not to move an inch once it’s wrong. Once again he has given me his blessings on this challenge. Odi, I worship the very ground u walk on. Thank you for every opportunity, love, honesty and...

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David Moyes apologizes for threatening to slap a female journalist

David Moyes has found himself at the centre of controversy after threatening to slap a female journalist. After Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Burnley on March 18, BBC Newcastle and Radio Five Live reporter Vicki Sparks asked Moyes if the presence of owner Ellis Short had put him under some sort of pressure, infuriated by the question, the former Manchester United coach told Sparks “she might get a slap even though you are a woman”. The sexist comment sparked outrage on social media with many calling for his ban or sack.   Video of David Moyes telling a woman reporter she "might get a...

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Dortmund’s Marc Bartra finally finds Germany’s bravest woman.

Borussia Dortmund’s Marc Bartra spotted and launched a search for a mystery female Borussia Dortmund supporter wearing the yellow of BVB ,who sat alone among a sea of fans of fierce rivals Schalke during Saturday’s Revierderby. The former Barca player made a plea via his social media account, promising to gift her his shirt. I want to meet this woman! Will you help me find her? I wanna gift her my shirt! Help me with RT + hashtag #SheLovesBVB @BVB #EchteLiebe 🙌🏼🐝 pic.twitter.com/ETh6cIJteR — Marc Bartra (@MarcBartra) April 2, 2017 The search was successful, as the woman now identified as Steffi...

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Gary Neville rips into Koscielny, Walcott and Ozil

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville has criticized Arsenal trio Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil following their performances during Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday. The pundit told Sky Sports News after the game that the trio are not putting in their best for the club. “I might be being a bit harsh here, but I’m going to say them anyway. Koscielny always goes off. He’s a centre-back. He plays to half-time and then goes off. He might have a bit of a problem with his Achilles and I might be being very harsh, but he went...

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Neymar nets 100th goal for Barcelona

Yesterday was a memorable day for Barcelona star, Neymar as he netted his 100th goal for Barcelona during their clash with Granada. He becomes the 3rd Brazilian to score 100 goals for Barcelona in all competitions after Rivaldo (130) & Evaristo (105). he has now joined the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Samuel Eto’o and Rivaldo in #Barcelona‘s 100 club. Breakdown of his goals,  70 with his right 24 with his left 6 with his head The 25 year-old dedicated the historic feat to his teammates saying,  “My 100 goals with Barcelona are dedicated to my teammates.” “Neymar is one of...

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Our Top 10 reactions to Chelsea’s loss to Crystal Palace

So the world saw red after Chelsea lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace today, their fourth loss of the season. Chelsea impressed but, life happened…and people just need to cut the table-toppers some slack. A bad game and the internet is upside down. Common!   Check out our best reactions on social media. Chelsea lost but I can't even troll them before someone reminds me that Wenger is still my manager and I'm 6th on the table. 😥 — Mazi Olisaemeka ™ (@OlisaOsega) April 1, 2017 Chelsea fans calling for Costa's head makes me wish they had Zlatan or Rashford...

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Real Madrid sign the largest advertising deal in Spanish history

Real Madrid have signed a two-year deal with telecommunication giants, Telefonica. The advertising deal worth €15 million is believed to be the largest in Spanish history. as their official digital sponsor. The Spanish telecommunications provider has  with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit which will commence now and will last until the end of next season. As per the official statement by Los Blancos, Telefonica are their connecting partner. Speaking in a press conference attended by club president Florentino Perez along with Telefonica president Jose Alvarez Pallete and members of the first team squad of the football and basketball teams, Perez said: “Telefónica and Real Madrid...

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Opinion: The story of Dino of ABU |By: Azu Ishiekwene

We’re in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t know. It took one week and a Senate summons for the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Professor Ibrahim Garba, to say that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU. And even then, his testimony left more questions than answers. In response to repeated press enquiries, ABU had promised to take a public position on Wednesday. But for reasons that can only damage the school’s reputation, it made a U-turn, saying it would not make any comment until invited...

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‘Teddy bear’ Messi doesn’t deserve 4 game-ban – Maradona

Diego Maradona has put up an interesting defence for Lionel Messi who was handed a 4-game ban few days ago for allegedly insulting a match official. The Argentine legend claimed the punishment meted out to the Barcelona talisman was exaggerated adding that his countryman is a teddy bear and a sensational person. He has however vowed to  to lobby FIFA over the four-match ban. He told radio show La Oral Deportivo: ‘I am going to speak with Infantino, I think it’s terrible. Four games is a lot. The seriousness of Messi’s words are also very strong, but I think it [the suspension] can...

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We won’t break the vault to sign Neymar – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has likened Manchester United’s chances of signing Barcelona’s Neymar to the breaking a vault.  The Brazilian has again been linked with Old Trafford, a week after revealing his ambitions for the Premier League and confessing his admiration for 4 clubs in England; Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. Mourinho insists the move is not feasible as the Catalans will never part ways with one of their huge assets. The Portuguese told ESPN, ‘I always try to be objective and pragmatic with the clubs and ask the clubs for what can be given to me. Neymar is absurd, A...

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FIFA Ban: Messi denies abusing official

Argentina soccer star, Lionel Messi has denied insulting a match official during Argentina’s 1-0 win over Chile last Thursday. The Barcelona forward who was hit with a four-match international ban by the FIFA’s disciplinary panel for verbally abusing Brazilian assistant referee Dewson Silva said his insults were directed to the air and not the official. The 29 year-old  missed his side’s 0-2 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday due to the ban, Messi insisted that he has been unfairly punished with the suspension as his insults were not at all directed at an official.   He was quoted on goal.com thus, “My...

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Impossible to manage Barcelona or Arsenal – Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out ever managing Barcelona FC due to his link with Espanyol. Pochettino was spotted with Spanish club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu last week, sparking reports that he could replace coach Luis Enrique, who is stepping down at the end of the season. The 45 year-old said, “I don’t like to speak about rumours, but it was true that I saw Bartomeu by coincidence in a bar in Barcleona, last Tuesday, I have known him for a long time before he became chairman of Barcelona. There were many people around us, who saw us to say...

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Nigerian Pilot Makes History

In what can be described as an astounding feat, a Nigerian pilot; Ademilola ‘Lola’ Odujinrin has become the first African pilot in history to take Africa on its very first round-the-world solo flight. He completed the journey on Wednesday afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport. The flight is part of Project Transcend, a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve their goals, regardless of their personal circumstances. Ademilola, a staff of Air Djibouti, completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, returning to Washington DC, where his journey began...

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The unthinkable happened during Schweinsteiger’s first press conference in Chicago.

Bastian Schweinsteiger completed his move to Chicago Fire and was unveiled today.  During his first press conference as a Chicago fire player, a mischievous journalist asked the Germany international  if thought his addition to the MLS side could help the team win a World Cup. RT MLRobbie: Unbelievable Jeff! A journalist asks Bastian Schweinsteiger if Chicago Fire can win the World Cup 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/IIvlG6MEX9 — Armor (@ArmorGashi4) March 30, 2017 Huh? The greatest moment of confusion in sports in 2017, perhaps. A competition exclusively for international clubs? Change of club not change of nationality. Anyways, the former Manchester United player laughed...

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‘Even Jesus didn’t please everyone’- Ronaldo sculptor defends statue

Emanuel Santos, the sculptor behind the widely criticized Ronaldo statue has defended his work, maintaining that he and the Real Madrid star are happy with it. The Airport in Madeira was officially renamed after the ex Manchester United star at a a ceremony which took place yesterday, but pictures of the 32 year-old’s bronze bust took the internet by storm with many suggesting that it resembles former Arsenal forward Niall Quinn or The Head from BBC television programme ‘Art Attack’ than Ronaldo. Reacting to the comments, the Madeiran artist told Globo.com. “I was with his brother at Cristiano’s museum in Madeira...

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Kelechi Nwakali thinks Nigeria has the most Arsenal fans in the world because of Kanu.

Arsenal fans come in here! MVV Maastricht forward, Kelechi Nwakali believes that Nigeria has the most Arsenal fans in the world because of one of it’s club legends, Kanu Nwankwo. Do you agree with that assertion? The Nigeria U-20 captain who recently made Goal.com’s list of the 50 best under-19 talents in the world revealed in an interview how a phone call from his mentor, Kanu inspired his move to London. “Kanu called me after the U-17 World Cup and said Arsenal wanted me; that the boss Arsene Wenger called him about me, He’s  been my mentor, a brother and a...

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“Is it too late to get their money back?” Ronaldo’s new statue is stirring the internet. See our best reactions.

Earlier today, Cristiano Ronaldo had the Madeira Airport in his hometown named after him but a statue of the Portuguese unveiled in the ceremony has been stealing the headlines. The bust which sadly looked nothing like him has been tagged a horrendous piece of art on the internet. See our best reactions from the topic. What we know is that chill has departed from the land of the living! When they hire the lowest bidder to create Cristiano Ronaldo's bust. pic.twitter.com/hI1NOifOXQ — Scott McGrew (@ScottMcGrew) March 29, 2017 The ronaldo statue looks like the head from art attack — Ryan Carroll...

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