Joshua defeats Ngannou in a second-round KO

Anthony Joshua has won his fourth straight fight by securing a second-round knockout win over Cameroonian boxer, Francis Ngannou, in the main event of the “Knockout Chaos” card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After securing consecutive victories in 2023 with wins over Jermaine Franklin in April and Robert Helenius with a seventh-round knockout in August, Joshua, in December, cruised to a fifth-round technical knockout win over Otto Wallin, who had been expected to be a formidable opponent, especially with his southpaw stance. Joshua has now secured knockout wins over two fighters…

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Alex Iwobi deletes all pictures on Instagram account amid criticisms

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles midfielder, has removed all photos on his official Instagram page. A check confirmed that only one video remains on the account. The video was shared ten weeks ago, and the comment section remains locked. Iwobi is one of the players that faced criticisms after Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday. The Fulham midfielder featured for 79 minutes as the Eagles failed to add to their three AFCON championships. Iwobi was replaced by Alhassan Yusuf for the…

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Cote d’Ivoire wins AFCON

Two second-half goals from Franck Kessie and Sébastien Haller cancelled out William Troost-Ekong’s first-half opener as hosts Ivory Coast beat Nigeria 2-1 to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil on Sunday. After a disastrous group stage that almost saw the Elephants eliminated and only managed to qualify after picking the last best losers slot, with coach Jean-Louis Gasset sacked, it was all worth it for a night that will live long in the memory of Ivorians. The victory means the Elephants have won the AFCON for…

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Referees to start using blue card in football

The International Football Association Board [IFAB] is working on plans to have Blue Card introduced to the referees collection of cards in football. It is learnt that officials will carry blue cards which if shown to culpable players would result in a spell of 10 minutes in the sin bin. It was also gathered that offences such as dissent and cynical fouls would see players sent to the sin bin. IFAB is expected to give approval for the trials at its annual meeting in March. The body has been looking…

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Nigeria beats South Africa, reaches final

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has survived a determined South Africa, to qualify for the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, with Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali becoming hero of the match. With the game poised at 1-1 after 120 minutes of normal and added time, the South Africa-based goalkeeper rose to the occasion, saving two penalty kicks as the Super Eagles beat the Bafana Bafana, whose goalkeeper, Ronwem Williams, is renowned for his penalty saving heroics. Yesterday in Bouake, Williams found the Nigerian players too clinical…

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GTCO Plc Headlines Sponsorship of the 2024 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament

All is set for the 120th edition of the NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament sponsored by Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO). The expanded four-week long polo series will be held at the prestigious Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi, from January 23rd to February 18th, 2024. The Lagos Polo Club has consistently played host to some of the sport’s finest players from around the world, alongside their equine athletes. Last year saw a repeat of one of the oldest rivalries in the competition’s history, as Leighton Kings put on a top-class…

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Olympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorious released from S’African prison

  Oscar Pistorius, double-amputee Paralympic and Olympic sprinter, has been released from prison on parole on Friday, more than a decade after shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a killing that shocked the world. A parole board granted Pistorius’ petition in November on the grounds that he had served half of his 13-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp, making him eligible according to South African law. A spokesperson for South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services, Singabakho Nxumalo, told CNN that Pistorius was released from Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, west of Pretoria, on…

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CAF awards: Osimhen, Oshoala, Nnadozie win 24 years after

Nigerian footballer, Victor Osimhen, was yesterday, in Marrakech, Morocco, named African Footballer of the Year for his exploits for his club, Napoli and country, Nigeria, in the 2022/23 season, twenty-Four years after Nwankwo Kanu’s triumph as the continent’s best soccer star, Osimhen, who led Napoli to their first Italian title 33 years after the great Diego Amando Maradona achieved that feat for the Italian side, beat Morocco’s Achraf Hakim and Egypt’s Mohammed Salah to take the crown. To make it a double sweep for Nigeria, Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala, a…

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Sporting Lagos Emerges Victorious in Naija Super Eight Tournament with Penalty Shootout Triumph

Sporting Lagos, a rising team in Nigerian football, achieved a remarkable feat in the Naija Super Eight tournament as they clinched the championship title. After a thrilling contest against Remo Stars, the match concluded with a 1-1 draw in regular time, leading to a decisive penalty shootout. Sporting Lagos showcased their composure and accuracy, outshining their opponents by winning the shootout 4-2. In the 54th minute, Sporting Lagos took the lead, edging closer to their inaugural championship in only their second year in the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL). However,…

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English Football Star Dele Alli Opens Up About Childhood Sexual Abuse

English football star Dele Alli has made a shocking revelation about his past, disclosing that he was sexually abused by his mother’s friend at the tender age of six. Alli shared his deeply personal story during an appearance on Gary Neville’s show, “The Overlap,” where he also spoke about his battle with addiction to sleeping tablets and his recent stint in rehab in the United States. The 27-year-old Everton midfielder bravely opened up about the traumatic experience, stating, “At six, I was molested.” He went on to recount his troubled…

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