Nigerian footballer, Kayode Olanrewaju files for divorce, slams N1billion Lawsuit Against UK-based Pastor

According to the court documents obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday, Olanrewaju is also asking the court to officially dissolve his marriage with his wife.   Nigerian football star, Kayode Olanrewaju, has filed a N1billion law suit against UK-based Pastor Tobi Adegboyega. founder of the Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church (SPAC Nation), at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja. Olanrewaju said the N1billion in damages he is demanding is for emotional trauma, financial loss, and loss of goodwill arising from allegations of adultery with his wife, Dora…

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Finidi George resigns as Super Eagles Coach

Finidi George, former Ajax winger, has stepped down as coach of the Super Eagles. This was made known by ex-Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye in a post on X.com on Saturday. He wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.” The resignation follows the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to appoint a foreign coach to oversee him, despite his recent appointment in May. George, 53, took the reins after Jose Peseiro’s contract ended in February, having served as his assistant for 20 months.…

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Paternity mess: Wife demands sons’ DNA tests from footballer Olanrewaju

Ezinne Kayode, the estranged wife of Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode, has instituted a legal action against her husband for allegedly claiming to be in possession of the negative DNA results of their three sons, Jason, Jayden and Jamin. An enraged Dora, who is demanding the immediate issuance of a disclaimer, said she had to finally toe that path after Kayode’s claim about their children’s paternity went viral on various social media platforms on Saturday. She buttressed her stance with a letter from her legal representatives dated May 24, 2024, titled…

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Paternity row: No DNA was conducted on our children says Super Eagles’ Kayode Olanrewaju’s wife

On Saturday, rumours went viral claiming that DNA tests had been conducted, proving that the three children of Nigerian Super Eagles’ star, Kayode Olanrewaju are not his, but that of a renowned UK based pastor. However, the estranged wife of the footballer, Dora Ezinne has refuted the allegations of infidelity, paternity, and financial fraud levelled against her through her legal representatives. In a lawsuit shared on her Instagram page on Saturday, her lawyers said the claims are “defamatory, causing severe embarrassment to our client and her children”. Ezinne also asked Kayode…

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Kaka’s ex-wife denies saying she divorced footballer for being ‘perfect’

Former wife of Brazilian football legend, Ricardo Kaka, Caroline Celico, has debunked reports making the round that she broke up with the football star because he was too “perfect for her”. According to her, she broke up with Kaka on mutual grounds, and they have been nurturing their two kids together. Kaka and Celico married in December 2005, and their marriage produced two children: a son, Luca Celico Leite (born June 10, 2008), and a daughter, Isabella Celico Leite (born April 23, 2011). 10 years after their marriage, they parted…

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Africa Sports & Tourism Awards (ASTA)highlights Tourism Development in Africa

The inaugural Africa Sports & Tourism Awards (ASTA) is set to take place on April 25th, 2024, at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria. This groundbreaking event, themed “Sports as a Catalyst for Accelerated Tourism Development in Africa,” aims to recognize and celebrate the powerful intersection of sports and tourism on the African continent. Supported by Project Fly With Us Africa, the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, and the African Tourism Board, ASTA represents a pivotal moment in highlighting the immense potential of sports in driving tourism growth across…

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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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