Tag Archives: Football

BBNaija’s Ozo Unveiled As The New Brand Manager Of Juventus Academy Nigeria

2020 Big Brother Naija contestant Ozo been unveiled as the new brand manager of Juventus Academy Nigeria, an official academy of Juventus Football Club of Italy, the current employers of five-time Ballon d’or winner; Cristiano Ronaldo. The reality TV star — real name Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu — took to his social media pages to make the announcement along with a promotional…

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Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: Ronaldo, Messi & More Lead Nominations | See Full List

Ahead of the the 2020 Best FIFA Football Awards, nominees for the annual ceremony were released on Wednesday on their official website. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Lewandowski, Lucy Bronze and Sam Kerr are amongst the biggest names to have been nominated for this year’s ceremony will be held on December 17. According to the organizers, the full list of…

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Legendary Argentine Footballer, Diego Maradona, Is Dead At 60

Football lovers have been thrown into mourning on social media as Diego Armando Maradona on Wednesday passed away after suffering a heart attack at age 60. The Argentine football icon had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. After tests were carried out, it was…

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Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba Emerges Recipient Of The 2020 UEFA President’s Award

Retired football legend Didier Drogba has been picked as the recipient of the 2020 UEFA President’s Award. The former Chelsea forward is the second African-born winner of the accolade after the great Eusébio, who received it in 2009. The award recognizes outstanding achievements, professional excellence and exemplary personal qualities. “Didier is a hero to millions of football…

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Fireboy DML, Rema, Ms Banks & More Nigerians Feature On FIFA 21 Official Soundtracks

Fireboy DML, Rema, Ms Banks and Kah-Lo‘s songs will be featured on the official soundtrack of EA Sports FIFA 21 video game, the game maker announced on Monday September 29. According to EA Sports, “The all-new soundtrack to FIFA 21 features tracks by more than 100 artists from 23 different countries” with the four music acts listed…

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Nigeria’s Eche Chinonso Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Consecutive Football Touches

Nigerians are constantly making the country proud, not just in diaspora but in the nation itself and they all deserve to be celebrated! The latest Nigerian to added to that celebratory list is 11-year-old Eche Chinonso a.k.a “Amazing Kid Eche” from Delta State, who just successfully smashed the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive football touches. Impressive right? but wait until…

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Lionel Messi Is Now Football’s Second Billionaire, According To Forbes

According to Forbes, Lionel Messi has become the second footballer in history to earn $1 billion in his career after tax. The Barcelona superstar’s career earnings of over one billion dollars (840 million euros) places Messi in a group of mega-wealthy sports figures containing just Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather and his longtime rival on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2020…

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Brazillian Football Star, Neymar, Reportedly Tests Positive For COVID-19

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, is the latest celebity to test positive for the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Although PSG is yet to confirm, however, on Wednesday the club confirmed three cases amongst their players. The club’s official Twitter account stated, “Three @PSG_English players are confirmed positive after a Sars…

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Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo Shares His Racial Abuse Experience In China

Amid the racial injustice being talked about globally, Nigerian footballer, Odion Ighalo has opened up on his experience with racial abuse. According to him, he would leave the football pitch if it ever happens again. The Manchester United striker who is currently on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, revealed he was called ‘all sorts of names’…

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Forbes Announces Cristiano Ronaldo As Football’s First Billionaire

Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo has just been declared as football’s biggest earner and its very first billionaire by Forbes. The Juventus forward comes in at no. 4 on the financial magazine’s latest Celebrity 100 list, having earned $105 million before taxes over the last year. That total, which includes salary and endorsements, boosts his total earnings over…

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