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BREAKING: Ronaldinho Gets Political Appointment

BREAKING: Ronaldinho Gets Political Appointment

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Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho has been appointed as Brazil’s new ambassador for tourism, according to the Daily Mail. “Tourism is very important for generating jobs and regaining our image internationally,” Ronaldinho said at his unveiling on Thursday. Ronaldinho was praised by the Brazilian Institute of Tourism’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Osvaldo Matos de Melo Junior. “You take the case of Ronaldinho, a person who has almost 100million followers in his networks and voluntarily helps us at no cost for patriotism. This attitude is invaluable,” Osvaldo said. “Just by issuing a visa to countries like the United States and Canada, we have already had over 200 per cent increase in demand for our country. We will increasingly invest, even in intelligence,
FIFA’s Life Ban: Samson Siasia Takes Serious Decision

FIFA’s Life Ban: Samson Siasia Takes Serious Decision

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Former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia said on Tuesday that he has lodged an appeal against his life ban from football by world football governing body, FIFA. Siasia, who spoke to NAN in Abuja through his associate, Opukiri Jones-Ere, said his lawyers had submitted an appeal against the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday. “Siasia has submitted his statement of appeal to CAS in Switzerland, asking the court to stop FIFA’s decision until his appeal is heard. “He has galvanised all resources and the deserved courage to clear his name and unchain himself from the FIFA ban which hit him unexpectedly last month. “He has also vowed to go to the end of his life to show that he is innocent,” Jones-Ere said. On Aug. 16, FIFA said in a statement t
JUST IN: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia From Football For Life For Bribery And Manipulation

JUST IN: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia From Football For Life For Bribery And Manipulation

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World football governing body, FIFA has banned former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, for life. Siasia was banned from all football-related activities by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and attempt to manipulate matches at the international level. A statement from FIFA reads: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr. Samson Siasia, a former official of the Nigeria Football Federation, guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. “The formal ethics proceedings against Mr. Siasia were initiated on 11 February 2019 and stem from an extensive investigation into matches that Mr. Wilson Raj Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting
Fight or be out of boxing for years – Anthony Joshua’s Fans warns Andy Ruiz Jr

Fight or be out of boxing for years – Anthony Joshua’s Fans warns Andy Ruiz Jr

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Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has made it clear to Andy Ruiz Jr that their rematch will absolutely take place in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz had claimed in an Instagram post that the second fight with Joshua will be on “my terms” and “in the United States”. Joshua invoked a rematch clause which was part of Ruiz Jr’s original contract for their first fight on June 1 after he lost his IBF, WBA and WBO belts to the Mexican. Hearns insists that as a result, details of the rematch do not need to be agreed in fresh negotiations. “The contract for the rematch was signed prior to the first fight. “They are both signed at the same time. There is no other contract. “We have to let [Ruiz Jr] know the time, date and venue which we have done. That’s it. “They are contractua
Ghana coach Kwesi escapes attack as disappointed Black Stars fan vented his anger on him while stuck in traffic

Ghana coach Kwesi escapes attack as disappointed Black Stars fan vented his anger on him while stuck in traffic

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A disappointed Ghanaian football fan as reported on Ghanacrusader.com on July 17 nearly physically assaulted Kwesi Appiah if not for the fully rolled and locked glass windows on his car. According to the report, Coach Kwesi Appiah escaped physical assault from the angry Ghanaian young man in Ghana’s capital, Accra yesterday while driving in traffic. The incident, which is said to have happened at the newly opened under-bridge road that connects Spintex to East Legon was very embarrassing the coach might consider resigning as the coach for the Nation Men’s soccer team. - Advertisement - The coach was in his ash-coloured 2015 Toyota four-wheel SUV registered, heading towards East Legon when the young man spotted him. Speaking in his native Fante language,
Nigerians Reacts As Dilapidated Abuja Stadium Is Named After MK Abiola

Nigerians Reacts As Dilapidated Abuja Stadium Is Named After MK Abiola

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Mixed reactions have trailed Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to rename the Abuja National Stadium after the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election. “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National Stadium,” Buhari said this during his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja. “Henceforth it will be called the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.” As per usual, the ever-vocal Nigerian Twitter has weighed in on the subject with some giving kudos to President Buhari for deeming it fit to rename the stadium after Abiola, who was once named Africa’s pillar of sport. Meanwhile, Some Nigerians have showing displeasure on the Idea of naming an abandoned and dilapidated Stadium after MK Abiola
JUST IN: Ruiz demands 40 million Pounds in rematch with Anthony Joshua

JUST IN: Ruiz demands 40 million Pounds in rematch with Anthony Joshua

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Andy Ruiz, the newly crowned heavyweight champion who defeated Anthony Joshua against all odds, has demanded the sum of 40 million pounds if he fights against the British boxer again. In their last match, Ruiz was able to scoop away Joshua’s IBF, WBA, and WBO titles at the Madison Square Garden, meaning, he’ll not be as interested in having a rematch as Joshua. But luckily for the loser, there was a rematch clause on the contract signed before the match, hence, he would ideally want to reclaim his lost belts and titles. Since the show’s promoter, Eddie Hearn actioned the clause last Tuesday, there have been disagreements over where the rematch would take place. While Eddie proposed the UK is a natural ground for Joshua, Ruiz and his management have insisted that the figh
Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz: Rematch slated for November/Dec

Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz: Rematch slated for November/Dec

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Recently defeated British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, would have a chance to reclaim his champion status in a rematch against Andy Ruiz, according to his show promoter, Eddie Hearn. Eddie revealed that there’s already an ongoing plan to stage the fight in either November and December. The rematch became unavoidable following Joshua’s shocking loss to Ruiz. The fight which cost him his IBF, WBO, and WBA world heavyweight titles, did not go down well with his fans, forcing some to think he may have staged his own defeat. Thankfully, a rematch clause was part of the agreement signed by both fighters before the match, and with his insistence on having another fight with Ruiz, the clause has now been triggered. In the post-match conference, Joshua who appeared shocke
A Turkish Footballer attacks opponents with sharp object on pitch [Watch video]

A Turkish Footballer attacks opponents with sharp object on pitch [Watch video]

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A Turkish League footballer is currently under heavy criticism after he attacked another player with a sharp object during a match. According to Turkish media, the attacker, Mansur Calar, who plays for Amed SK, had gone to the pitch with the sharp object and succeeded in harming two opponent players during the match which was played at the Diyarbakir Stadium. A clip that is currently being circulated on social media, reveals the moment in which Mansur launched his hand at one of the players, Ferhat Yazgan, even before kick off. He later reached for Ferhat’s throat with the same intent during the game. At the end of the match,  Ferhat shared the pictures of the cuts on his social media page and wrote, “These football players who put (sic) the field, TFF, I hope you’ll see th
2019 AFCON: Gernot snubs Nigeria, names 3 teams to win trophy in Egypt

2019 AFCON: Gernot snubs Nigeria, names 3 teams to win trophy in Egypt

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Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has played down the chances of the Super Eagles winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He argued that Nigeria are not among the top three ranked teams in Africa. The German gaffer noted that Nigeria did not qualify for the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, hence their poor Fifa ranking. The former Burkina Faso coach picked three North African countries, as well as Senegal as the favourites for the title. ”No, I do not think we can say that. When we look at the ranking of Africa and FIFA, we are not the first African country,” said Rohr to girondins4ever.com. ”There are other countries in front of us, I think we are fourth. There is Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt that may be favourite at home for the AFCON, there is also Senegal in f
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