Tag Archives: Football

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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Emmanuel Adebayor Says He Won’t Be Donating Towards COVID-19 Battle In Togo

Nigeria-born footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor, has insisted that he will not be making any donations towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic in his homeland, Togo. The French-speaking country has recorded a total of 88 cases, including six fatalities since the virus broke out last December. Despite the development, the former Premier League star is not apologetic about his statement, saying…

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Coronavirus: Somali Football Icon, Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah Dies Of The Pandemic

Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah, a Somali Football Legend has been confirmed dead after testing positive for coronavirus. Farah who was an advisor to the Minister of Youth and sport in Somalia, died at Northwest London hospital on Tuesday March 24 after a medical test confirmed he had the virus last week. The Confederation of African Football…

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Spanish Football Coach Francisco Garcia Passes Away From Coronavirus At 21

A young football coach, Francisco García has passed away from coronavirus, after doctors also diagnosed him with leukaemia, Talk Sports reports. According to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, the 21-year-old who was the youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than…

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Chelsea FC Players In Self-Isolation After Teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi Gets Coronavirus

English Football Club, Chelsea FC has gone into full isolation after one of its players Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus. In a statement released by the club in the early hours of Friday March 13, it was gathered that medical tests carried out on Hudson-Odoi who displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and stayed away from the club…

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Cristiano Ronaldo In Self-Quarantine After Teammate Contacts Coronavirus

Famous soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is in quarantine after a teammate has been confirmed with COVID-19 just three days after their last game, according to multiple reports. The New York Post reported that Ronaldo last played for Juventus on Sunday, when he was caught pantomiming high-fives as he arrived at the empty stadium for the…

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Agony As Nassarawa United Player Chieme Martins Dies During A League Match

According to circulating reports, a Nigerian footballer, Chieme Martins slumped and died on Sunday afternoon, March 8,  during the Nigeria Professional Football League games. The Nasarawa United player reportedly slumped after a collision with a Katsina United player, on Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was pronounced…

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Lobi Stars Football Club Players Narrowly Escape Death As Team Bus Goes Up In Flame

Tragedy was averted yesterday after the team players of Lobi Stars, a Benue football club were reportedly involved in a fire accident. According to a twitter user @ManuelzOlopzze who shared the alarming clip, the team were on their way back from Ilorin on Monday after defeating Kwara United in a football match the previous day…

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King Udoh, Italian-Nigerian Footballer Hospitalized For Coronavirus Infection In Italy

According to multiple Italian media outlets, King Paul Akpan Udoh, an Italian-Nigerian player, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus. King Paul who currently plies his trade with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined, Pasion Futbol reports. The 22-year-old…

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