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Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Named Fighter Of The Year At 2020 World MMA Awards

Nigerian-born New Zealand mixed martial arts fighter, Israel Adesanya, has emerged winner of the “Fighter of the Year” award for 2020 at the annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards. The sportsman, who has a 20-0 career record after beating both Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa in the Octagon this year, picked up the Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis…

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ICYMI: Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo Emerges Globe Soccer Player Of The Century

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday beat rival Lionel Messi and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah to win the Globe Soccer Player of the Century at the 2020 Globe Soccer Awards, capping off a year in which he equally claimed the Golden Foot Award. “Couldn’t be happier with tonight’s award!” Ronaldo tweeted after receiving the prize…

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Anthony Joshua Retains Heavyweight Titles After Winning Match Against Kubrat Pulev

Anthony Joshua on Saturday December 12 brutally knocked his boxing challenger Kubrat Pulev out in the ninth round of their world heavyweight championship fight at The SSE Arena at Wembley in London. According to Sky News, the British fighter floored the tough Bulgarian heavily on three occasions, twice in the final round, and ended the fight with a…

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Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Nominated For 2020 UEFA Women’s Team Of The Year

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the first-ever Uefa Women’s Team of the Year, following her exploits with Barcelona Femení. The European football body released the shortlist for fan voting on Tuesday and the Super Falcons star unsurprisingly appeared on the nominations, along with 14 strikers, including teammate Jennifer Hermoso. Oshoala is the only African included, among the 50-woman list shortlisted…

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Osaze Odemwingie Accuses Amara Kanu Of ‘Chasing’ Him, Slams Peter Okoye For ‘Fraud’

Retired professional footballer, Osaze Odemwingie has left the internet perplexed after going on an social media rampage against Amara Kanu, the wife of Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo and singer Peter Okoye. It all started when the ex-Super Eagles player took to his Instagram to call out Amara, accusing her of sliding into his direct messages (DM )…

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Argentina Declares 3-Day Mourning As More Diego Maradona Tribute Pour In

The world of Football experienced a great loss on Wednesday November 25 over the sad passing of former Barcelona, Napoli and Argentine legend, Diego Armando Maradona. According to local reports, the 60-year-old died after suffering a heart attack in his native Argentina. Immediately after the news broke, thousands across the world began paying tributes to the…

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Juventus Star, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tests Positive For COVID-19

According to the Portuguese football federation (PFF), Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The Juventus forward who has been voted the world’s top player five times played in Portugal’s goalless Nations League draw against France but will have miss the national side’s clash with Sweden on Wednesday. PFF confirmed in a…

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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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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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