Showing posts with label football. Show all posts
Showing posts with label football. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Ex-Chelsea player and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle retires at early age of 29 after succumbing to injuries

Former Chelsea player, Andre Schurrle has retired from professional football at the young age of 29.

The former Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg star, who is also a World Cup winner with Germany, on Friday confirmed he was quitting football after an injury plagued career.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Victor Osimhen arrives in Italy to seal move to Napoli

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen arrives in Italy to seal move to Napoli in a '€70m'deal 

Super Eagles' and Lille striker, Victor Osimhen is set to make a move to Napoli in a '€70m' deal.

The 21-year-old Nigerian international arrived in Italy on Tuesday, June 30, in the company of his agent to finalise the deal to the Serie A club. Osimhen is expected to sign a five year deal with Gennaro Gattuso’s side which will see him pocket €4m annual salary apart from bonuses. The player’s brother, Andrew also confirmed his imminent move to Napoli in a telephone chat with Daily SunSports.

He said: “We spoke for several hours last night and he told me everything about the deal. He (Osimhen) knows what is good for him, so we are not losing any sleep over the likely transfer to Napoli,”

Victor Osimhen who signed for Lille in July 2019, will depart the club after scoring 18 goals in 38 games across all competitions before the French Ligue 1 was cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

DJ Cuppy finally chooses to support Man United after Ighalo scores 5th goal

Nigerian radio show host and disc jockey, DJ Cuppy, has finally settled to supporting Manchester United FC after promising to do so if Odion Ighalo scores against Norwich City. “As a Nigerian, I think it’s only right that if @ighalojude scores a goal today… I will officially join @ManUtd as a fan! #FACup,” she had tweeted.

After the former Super Eagles Forward handed his team a 51-minute lead in their FA Cup quarter-final game, the singer tweeted the large red circle emoji, widely believed to represent Manchester United.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

'White people should say sorry for the way we have treated black people for 400 years - Pep Guardiola speaks out against racism

Manchester City football club manager, Pep Guardiola has spoken out on the anti-racism protests being championed all over the world by Black Lives Matter protesters following the police killing of Black American George Floyd last month.

Speaking after Manchester City beat Arsenal in the club's first game since the Coronavirus pandemic halted global football, Guardiola admitted being "ashamed of what white people have done to black people". Premier league clubs Sheffield United and Aston Villa took a stand against racism when they kicked off the midweek action, with all players from both sides wearing jerseys displaying "Black Lives Matter" across the back instead of their own names.

Sheffield United and Aston Villa took a knee on the pitch just before kick-off in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement before Manchester City and Arsenal players joined with the same gesture by wearing kits with the BLM logo printed over the Premier League badge.

According to Guardiola he wants change when it comes to racism all over the world .

He said: "White people should say sorry for the way we have treated black people for 400 years. "We should send a thousand million messages for the black people. I'm embarrassed and ashamed of what the white people have done for the black people. "How people can think they are different? All the gestures are good and positive. Everything we can do to make it conscious, it is not acceptable. "We have to do a lot of things for the black people which we have not done so far." Man. City striker Raheem Sterling, who recently launched his own anti-racism social media campaign feels English football is finally "going in the right direction" when it comes to tackling racism.

He told Sky Sports : "I see it as a massive step for the Premier League to allow something like that to happen and it shows we're going in the right direction. "Little by little we’re seeing change. It was natural, it was organic. We saw the teams do it in the earlier kick-off and thought it was something we had to do as well."

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

'My dad never wanted me to sign for Chelsea' - John Terry

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has revealed how signing for Chelsea as a young 14 year old boy nearly tore his family apart.
Terry, now working as an assistant coach at Aston Villa joined the Blues at age 14, after starting his career as a junior with West Ham.
Terry spent 19 seasons with Chelsea while making 717 appearances across all competitions, cementing his position as a club legend during his stay and winning lots of titles.
He has now admitted that his father tried his best so he could sign for Manchester United as be didn't want him to sign for Chelsea. According to Terry, his father was so mad at his choice that he refused joining him at his official signing. “I had the option between Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United and to be fair all of them went above and beyond,” Terry told the Footballer’s Guide to Football podcast. “The moment I walked into Chelsea, it just felt right. I know that’s going to sound really bizarre. “Again, my dad never wanted me to sign for Chelsea. Actually, on the pitch of me signing my schoolboy form at the club, my dad refused to go on the pitch with me. "I’m in the tunnel, the players are coming off the pitch and I’m waiting in the tunnel, Glenn Hoddle goes past and my dad’s going, ‘You’re not signing for this football club, we should sign for Manchester United’. “Again, me being me at the time I’m going, ‘I’m 100 per cent I’m signing here, if you don’t come out with me I’m going out to sign’. You needed a parent, so my mum said she would come and sign it with me, my dad’s going mad at my mum, ‘No you wont’. “There’s a picture of my mum and Graham Rix signing my contract, but my dad refused and absolutely kicked off that night. Again, me being the character I was, I knew Chelsea was right for me. “One night that was probably supposed to be one of the best nights of my life turned out to be a tough one for a young 14-year-old to be honest. “I just knew and loved Chelsea from the moment I walked in and never looked back, I still love the club and look out for every result now."

Monday, 15 June 2020

Man. U. star Marcus Rashford reveals how the club allowed him to join their academy underage after his mum revealed her poverty situation

Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford has revealed how the club allowed him to join the academy at a younger age than his peers after his mum explained her poverty stricken situation to club administrators.
In a touching letter posted by Rashford on his Twitter, and directed at UK MP's, Rashford urged UK politicians not to stop a food voucher scheme next month - which was set up to guarantee meals to children when schools were shut down in March- as he had issues with eating well while growing up due to his mother's financial situation. Rashford, Manchester United's highest goalscorer this season, has helped charity FareShare reach a goal of supplying three million meals to vulnerable children in the United Kingdom .
He said Manchester United allowed him to join their academy programmes one year younger than he should after his mother let them know of tough circumstances with feeding and accomodation at home. In his letter, Rashford said MPs should "make protecting the lives of some of our most vulnerable a top priority" and "this is not about politics, this is about humanity." then revealed more details bout his childhood during a BBC interview on Monday.
He revealed his mother, Melanie, had spoken to the Red Devils about their home situation and United allowed him to join up at age 11 rather than 12. "My mum was a single parent, she had five kids all living in the same house. The programme that I started at 11 years old, you're supposed to start it at 12 years old," he said. "It basically gives you accommodation closer to the training facilities and a new school and she worked that hard to push it forward because she knew that was a step I needed to take. "I needed to be eating the right food as I was growing, I needed to be close to my team-mates, my new school and my new school friends. She made that decision when I was 11 years old and United allowed it. "That was the reason I ended up going at a younger age to the others, it was to help my mum with her situation and also get me out of the situation we were in. So there is always a big element of sacrifice to get to the top level and that's the one we had to make." "My mum, she did the best she could, we used to go to a shop called Pound World and everything was under a pound," he added. "We would schedule out the week, we would get seven yoghurts and you could have one yoghurt a day and so on. She did the best she could within the circumstances. "There are some families out there, like mine, that have four or five kids and it is literally impossible for her to take control of the situation. "This is all going on at a time when kids should be concentrating on school work and stuff like that. It is crazy to think this is still going on in 2020 and it's something I don't believe should be happening."

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Photo of Super Eagles player Samuel Kalu who had a heart attack at the hospital


We’ve gotten a photo of Super Eagles player Samuel Kalu at the hospital after surviving a heart attack while training yesterday.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Super Falcon's Asisat Oshoala Acquires N11m CLA 250 Benz

Oshoala recently joined FC Barcelona women's team on a permanent deal uploaded pictures of her newly acquired car on her Instagram page status.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Femi Kuti to perform at AFCON 2019 opening ceremony

Femi Kuti will perform at the2019 African Cup Of Nation, AFCON, opening ceremony in Egypt as confirmed by the organizing committee.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

See 2019/20 Premier League Fixtures

Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford, in their first fixture of the 2019/2020 season, after the Premier League unveiled the fixture list on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

AFCON 2019: NFF Fears Over Terrorist Attacks In Egypt

In spite of the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said the forthcoming African Nations Cup will be safe for participants.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Nigerian referee beaten mercilessly after match (photos)

A Nigerian referee who officiated the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day three encounter on Sunday, January 20 between Remo Stars and Bendel Insurance, was beaten mercilessly by supporters who attacked him shortly after the match.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Haunting plane selfies taken by two players of the Brazilian football team moments before it crashed

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This haunting image shows football players and other passengers inside a doomed jet moments before it crashed in Colombia leaving dozens feared dead.

Defender Alan Ruschel and goalkeeper Danilo Padilha ,two players for the Brazilian side Chapecoense look happy and relaxed,but just moments after this footage was taken, the plane , which was travelling to Medellin airport, fell from the sky after suffering electrical problems.

Authorities now fear at least 75 people have been killed.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Nigeria Moves Up To 50th In FIFA Ranking After Beating Algeria

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Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eighth in Africa
Nigeria move up to 50th in November Fifa ranking
Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eight in Africa
Nigeria have moved up to the 50th position in the latest Fifa global rankings released on Thursday.

Dangote And Femi Otedola Watching Arsenal Game In London

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 It's no longer news that Africa's Richest Man, Aliko Dangote is a passionate Arsenal Fan and he has not given up his plans to Buy the London club so dear to his Heart.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

“I never rejected any apartment” - Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr

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It was reported yesterday that Super Eagles' technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, rejected a three-bedroom apartment that was offered to him in Jabi, Abuja, by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr reportedly said it was too big for him and insisted on a smaller apartment.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Super Eagles Coach, Rohr Rejects Abuja House

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has rejected a three-bedroom provided for him in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), saying it is “too big”.

The 63-year-old Rohr, who is married to an African, has inspected the three-bedroom property in Jabi, but has now told officials he could do with a much smaller apartment.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Photo of heavily pregnant doctor on duty with child strapped to her back goes viral

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Dr. Megan Meier, a sports medicine and dance medicine physician, became a social media celebrity overnight after posting this image of herself at work during a high school football game in her native Oklahoma.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Victoria Beckham admitted things were a bit "hazy" when she first laid eyes on David Beckham after a few drinks

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Victoria Beckham has admitted things were a bit "hazy" when she first laid eyes on David Beckham after a few drinks - but she's adamant it was love at first sight.

The former Spice Girl was introduced to the footballing legend at the height of the band's fame in 1997 - when she attended a charity football match with Mel C, aka Sporty Spice.

It was then that Victoria first set eyes on David – and it was hardly your average case of beer goggles.
In an open letter to VOGUE , addressed to her younger self, she says: "Learn more about football, especially the offside rule.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Lagos Farewell Testimonial match for late Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi to hold on July 23

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The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in association with the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and the Lagos state government have scheduled the 23rd of July, 2016 for the Lagos Farewell Testimonial Match for the two departed former Super Eagles chief coaches, Amodu Shaibu and Stephen Keshi at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on July 23, 2016. A committee to oversee the match has also been set up according to the NFF.
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