Football legend, Diego Maradona dies at age 60

One of the greatest football players of all time, Diego Armando Maradona has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals. Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie…

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Eagles 4-0 lead against Leone Stars ended match in a draw

There has been lots of criticisms against the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their yesterday’s performance against the visiting Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in their 2021 AFCON qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The Eagles with 4-0 lead, ended the match in a 4-4 draw. Super Eagles had gone into a quick four-goal lead after two goals from Everton striker, Alex Iwobi in the fourth and 27th minute, and one goal each from Napoli of Italy star, Victor Osimhen (22nd) and Samuel Chukwueze (29th). The Leone…

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Football legend, Ronaldinho regains freedom

At last, Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho has been set free from his house arrest by Paraguayan authorities for using a fake passport into the South American country. The former Barcelona FC star, and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira were arrested at the airport in March and were imprisoned for a month before detaining them in a luxury hotel. Ronaldinho who helped his country win the 2002 World Cup, was traveling to the country to promote a campaign for the less privileged children before he was apprehended. During his stay…

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Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona FC

Barcelona Football Club star player and Argentine forward, Lionel Messi has signified interest in leaving his club. He said he wants to “unilaterally” terminate his contract with the Spanish giants, a club source confirmed to AFP on Tuesday. The football star, through his lawyers sent Barca a fax in which they announced Messi’s desire to rescind his contract by triggering a release clause. However, the club maintains the clause expired in June and he remains under contract until the end of the 2021 season. “In principial, this clause expired on…

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Covid-19: Usain Bolt quarantines after virus test as global deaths pass 800,000

World’s fastest man, sprint king Usain Bolt, has announced Monday that he is self-quarantining after being tested for COVID-19, as countries around the world again tightened lockdown measures. Bolt, who did not confirm if he had received a result, spoke as governments around the world are tightening lockdowns once more, with well over 24 million people infected globally, 800,000 killed, and a vaccine still elusive. His announcement also came as researchers in Hong Kong identified what they said was the first confirmed case worldwide of COVID-19 reinfection, raising questions about…

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Bayern Munich wins Champions League 6th time

Bayern Munich won the European Cup for the sixth time on Sunday as Kingsley Coman’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in an engrossing Champions League final in Lisbon, completing a fantastic season for the German giants and leaving their opponents still searching for the trophy they covet more than anything. It was often a dicey final between the teams before Coman appeared at the back post to head in Joshua Kimmich’s inviting 59th-minute cross and wrap up a treble for a team who had already won…

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Westerhof Vindicated In Match Fixing Scandal.

Dutchman Clemens Westerhof has emerged victorious in the defamation of character case filed against his former assistant in the Super Eagles, Johannes Bonfere. The Rechtbank Gelderland Hight Court, Arnhem on Tuesday found Bonfere guilty of the charge brought against him by Westerhof. Bonfrere was widely quoted by the Nigerian media of having said in an interview with Lagos-based sports radio station, Brila FM in April, that his former boss sold Nigeria’s 1994 FIFA World Cup Second Round match against Italy. Bonfrere was also quoted as having accused Westerhof of selling…

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Messi, Ronaldo and co miss out as 2020 Ballon d’Or cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

France Football has announced that the prestigious prize will not be handed out this season due to the “lack of sufficient fair conditions” There will be no Ballon d’Or winner in 2020, with France Football announcing that due to the “lack of sufficient fair conditions”, the prize that has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent times will not be awarded for this calendar year. A prestigious Golden Ball has been handed out to the best player on the planet since 1956, however the decision has been…

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Africa Cup of Nations postponed until 2022

The Confederation of African Football has moved the biennial tournament to January 2022, while cancelling the African Women’s Cup of Nations The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has been postponed by 12 months, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed in their Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday. The 33rd edition of the biennial tournament was due to begin in Cameroon on January 9, 2021, but has now been pushed back to January 2022 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the continent. “After consultation…

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Cameroon legend Milla: It will ‘be very difficult to beat’ Fifa World Cup record

Former Cameroon striker Roger Milla has disclosed that his record as the oldest goalscorer at the Fifa World Cup will be very difficult to beat but it is not impossible to achieve. Milla etched his name in the record books on June 28, 1994, after scoring his country’s only goal in their 6-1 loss to Russia in their final group fixture in USA ’94. With Cameroon trailing by 3-0 at Stanford Stadium, 42-year-old Milla replaced Louis Mfede just before the start of the second half, and he found the back…

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