Romario, George Weah and Other Sportsmen who Wound up in Politics

An easy appeal is undoubtedly one of the many perks of being a pro athlete, and their love for flashing lights, front page coverage and adulation of fans makes the political terrain ever more pleasing to many.
Miami Open

Miami Open: Federer Weathers Storm, Wawrinka Cruise

Federer, 35, has been in fine form this year following up his record-extending 18th Grand Slam win at the Australian Open with victory in the California desert, and will be going for his third Miami title following wins in 2005 and 2006.
World Cup

2018 World Cup: 70 Up for Ronaldo, Holland Suffer Shock Defeat

Porto striker Andre Silva opened the scoring after 30 minutes, converting a pass from Raphael Guerreiro for his fifth goal in six games for Portugal, before ballon d’Or holder Ronaldo took over the show with a brace that takes his international tally up to 70.

NFF Announces Cancellation of Burkina Faso Friendly

However, the grade A friendly has been called off after seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom.
Cantona on Suarez

Cantona Sex Outburst: ‘Suarez Dive Against PSG was Football Porn’

In one of the most remarkable nights of European football, Luis Enrique’s men scored three goals in seven minutes to pull off the Champions League heist – forcing Cantona into more bizarre sex rant.

Rohr Delighted with Eagles Performance After Senegal Draw

Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho levelled from the spot eight minutes from time to ensure the Eagles remain unbeaten under Rohr after Moussa Sow had given the Teranga Lions the lead.
World Cup

2018 World Cup: Italy, Spain Cruise; Buffon Hits 1000 Match Mark

Daniele De Rossi scored a first-half penalty to put his side ahead before a late second from Ciro Immobile secured the three points for the four-time World Champions whose goalkeeper Buffon made a European record 168th cap.

2018 World Cup: Messi Shoots Argentina into Qualifying Berths

Messi sent club mate Claudio Bravo the wrong way from the spot in the 16th minute after Angel Di Maria had been bundled down in the area.

‘He’s Timid, Not a Boss’ – France Great Leboeuf Blasts Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante

And Leboeuf believes that while the 25-year-old midfielder is already good enough to be an integral part of the team for Chelsea or France, he’s still lacking in certain areas.

Iheanacho Strikes Late as Nigeria Hold Senegal

But Ndiaye could do little to stop Iheanacho from the spot after he’d tripped him in the area, the youngster converting for his fifth international goal to ensure a share of the spoils.

Find Out How Police in Peru Seized $91 Million Worth of ‘Lionel Messi’ Cocaine

Messi, 29, may go down as the most inspirational player the game has ever seen, but it appears the exact reach of his influence is just a staggering as his mesmeric talents on the pitch.
Eagles Watch: Ikeme Ruled Out, Rohr Turns to Non-League Tope Okeowo

Eagles Watch: Ikeme Ruled Out, Rohr Turns to Non-League Okeowo

Okeowo, former Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, is reportedly having a great season at Peckham Town where he’s been for many years.

‘Fix Super Eagles’ Problems Now’ – Nigeria Great Adepoju Tells Rohr

The Super Eagles go up against Senegal at the Hive, London, later today before facing Burkina Faso three days later, and Adepoju, ‘the headmaster', believes this is a crucial phase for the manager to fine-tune his side and integrate the new players.

Wenger Opens up on His Future, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

Wenger, who has come under immense pressure this season, remained coy over his future, saying he would remain committed and "completely focused" for as long as he stayed.
L Podolski

Podolski Signs off in Style, Nets Screamer as Germany Beat England 1-0

Podolski captained the world champions to their first win over old rivals England on home soil since 1987, and it was only fitting that he netted the winning goal- his 49th for Germany – on his final appearance.
Kebbi funeral lead by governor

Graphic: Kebbi Governor, Bagudu Leads Others in Burial of 22 who Died in Ghastly...

This follows the ghastly motor accident Monday night along the Giron-Masa on the Koko-Yauri road, when a Toyota Canter vehicle in trying to avoid a pothole hits a motorcyclists who died on the spot

Hollywood Bound? Neymar Branded the ‘Greatest Actor’ in Football!

Though he’s unlikely to be carting home accolades for his performance on the silver screen, the 25-year-old Brazilian, widely considered a future ballon d’Or winner, has drawn comparisons with thespians.

Joshua v Klitschko: Vitali Klitschko Tips Brother Wladimir, says ‘It’s not About Muscles’

While many are of the opinion that the heavily-built Joshua, 28, may be too strong for dethroned heavyweight champ Klitschko, his older brother Vitali has an unsurprisingly contrary opinion, stating that brains will prevail over brawn.

Photos: Super Eagles Begin Training for Senegal, Burkina Faso

Chelsea’s Victor Moses will not be joining the squad as he’s been ruled out with injury, while the likes of FC IfeanyiUbah goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi have been delayed over issuance of visa.

Senate Talks NFF Autonomy, Tasks Pinnick on CAF Role

Congratulating the NFF chief him on his victory, the upper chamber of the National Assembly urged him to be a good ambassador of Nigeria at CAF.


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