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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy ahead of £1m move to AC Milan (photos)

Olivier Giroud has touched down in Italy for his AC Milan medical ahead of joining the Serie A giants from Chelsea in a £1million deal.   The France international forward was pictured on Thursday afternoon arriving at the Linate airport in Milan after being flown from Grenoble on a private jet.     Giroud, who […]

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy fight rearranged for October 9

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight trilogy bout has been postponed after the Briton contracted Covid-19.   The rivals were set to clash for the third time in Las Vegas on 24 July, with the first fight having ended as a split draw in December 2018 before Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round in […]

Footballer, Arjen Robben retires for the second time at 37 after battling injuries

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from football after a 21-year playing career. The former Dutch international made over 300 appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and won a league title in every country he played in. But, the 37-year-old has struggled with injuries after coming out of retirement in 2020 and rejoining […]

EURO 2020: Four arrested over online racist abuse of England trio Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka

Four people have been arrested after England footballers Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford were racially abused online following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.   England lost to Italy on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with Saka, Sancho, and Rashford all missing their penalties.   The trio were […]

Nigerian Basketball team honor Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia (video

Nigerian Basketball team, D’Tigers honored late Nigerian veteran singer Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face on it before their pre-Olympics match against Australia last night.   Sound Sultan who died on Sunday July 11 after a battle with lung cancer, was a basketball enthusiast during his lifetime.

‘Iker Casillas and Raul are frauds’- Real Madrid President Perez blasts club legends in leaked audio

A leaked audio recording has emerged in which Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could be heard branding the club’s former stars Iker Casillas and Raul as “great frauds”. Casillas and Raul became Madrid legends after spending a combined total of 43 years at the club after graduating from the club’s academy. They both won seven […]

Australia defeat Nigeria’s Basketball Team 108-69

The high-flying Nigerian D’Tigers were defeated by Australia in their last exhibition game ahead of the Olympics. D’Tigers basketball team were thrashed 108-69,  losing by 39 points in the last exhibition game before the Olympics. Coach Mike Brown changed the starting lineup for this game in an attempt to give some players more minutes.  Josh […]

Sergio Ramos ‘agrees two-year contract with PSG after leaving Real Madrid on a free

Sergio Ramos has reportedly accepted a two-year contract offer from Paris Saint-Germain after rejecting two offers from Premier League clubs. The 35-year-old Spanish defender became a free agent after leaving  Real Madrid last month when the Spanish club refused to give in to his contract demands.   According to RMC Sport,  Ramos looks to be […]

Lionel Messi is officially a free agent and can play for any club he wants

Lionel Messi is now a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Barcelona.   The 34-year-old, who about 12 months earlier made an attempt to leave Barcelona, is no longer under contract with the Spanish giants and can now join any club if he decides to.   Messi’s contract officially expired as soon […]

Rafa Benitez signs historic deal to become Everton’s new manager

Rafa Benitez has signed a historic deal by becoming the first man in modern history to manage at both Liverpool and Everton since William Edward Barclay in the 1890s.   Everton confirmed the appointment of Rafa Benitez as their new manager on Wednesday night.   The Spaniard, 61, has had numerous meetings with Everton owner, […]

Marcelo named as Real Madrid new captain after Sergio Ramos departure

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has been named the new captain of the club following the departure of defender Sergio Ramos.   The club’s president Florentino Perez confirmed new development in a statement.   “Marcelo will be our captain next season. It’s difficult to find another LB like Marcelo. Him and Roberto Carlos have been the best in the history”, […]

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first person in the world to reach 300 Million followers on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to shatter records on and off the field.   This time, the Portuguese and Juventus striker has become the first person in the world to reach 300 million followers on the social media platform, Instagram.     Notably, he was also the first person to breach the 200 million mark on […]

Federal Government appoints John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador Federal Government appoints John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador The Federal Government has appointed former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador to inspire young Nigerians to strive for excellence. The appointment which took place at the NOC secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos on Friday June 18, is another of the Minister’s initiatives geared towards driving a vibrant youth for national development. Speaking at the event, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, described the former Chelsea star as a role model whose lasting legacies in football development have continued to have a positive impact on youths in the country. The minister promised to support Mikel’s vision and the vision for sports development in the country and also assured the Stoke City midfielder of the Federal Government’s unalloyed support whenever he chooses to invest in the country. Federal Government appoints John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador “Time will not permit me to say much about Mikel’s success as a footballer. He is our legend and a role model who has continued to impact the lives of youth positively.” “It is it my pleasure to appoint you as Nigeria Youth Ambassador. It’s a new portfolio and your role as youth ambassador will be made known to Nigerians,” the Minister asserted.” In his response, Mikel expressed delight with his new portfolio and promised to work with the sports Ministry to foster youth development in the country. “I feel highly honored to be appointed as Youth Ambassador of this country, it is a great feeling. I am happy with this partnership and I promise to do my best to encourage and inspire the youths towards national development not just in football but in other sports like Basketball, Boxing among others”, said Mikel. by Linda Ikeji at 18/06/2021 7:34 PM|16 Comments Share this Story 27 Shares facebook sharing button twitter sharing button sms sharing button sharethis sharing button Most Read Stories Bobrisky gifts his dad a Lexus SUV, cake, and money cake on his birthday (video) Abacha didn’t die from eating poisoned apple from prostitutes – Former Chief Security Officer, Major Al-Mustapha narrates how Abacha died Heartbreaking footage shows boy begging for mercy as he’s tied to a metal cross and subjected to multiple electric shocks (video) Drama as married woman allegedly gets stuck to her lover during sex Footballer Jude Ighalo’s wife, Adesuwa Sonia reacts to rumour of him being in a romantic relationship with actress Lilian Esoro Blood flows as Nigerian cultists in UAE attack another group of Nigerians said to be a rival cult group (graphic videos) KNUST students filmed getting touchy feely at night (video) Singer Akothee reacts after socialite Bridget Achieng’s nude videos and photos were leaked online by a Nigerian friend Bakassi Boys return to the South East 18-year-old woman dies on wedding night while having s3x with husband Nkechi Blessing reacts in disbelief as Moyo Lawal insists she has been celibate Photos of Baba Ijesha in court today Previous Next Comments (16) Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. Anonymous about 5 hours ago I thought they said there’s no money for employment anymore? Vvv about 3 hours ago Waste of resource! Except he is going to creat employment or influence it in no small way! We have serious issues in Nigeria. There is the hospital issue, that one is pertinent! There is the prison issue too, over crowed for the very poor. But cocaine pushers, armed robbers who got some millions are living, still taking their drugs in prison. But the poor that stole sleeps on the floor with no space to turn and has a foot on his head, it’s just tight! It’s called jankara. Ask prison people they are basic terms in prison. Ask for corner piece too, and the place fortunate criminals are kept called buser….go to kiriki see wickedness too, maybe the inmate was just rude to the wrong person there oh! See torment there. My fear is there is time we as a nation must reap for just our I don’t care attitude, it’s already happening… Hospitals too. Let Mikel compel the FG to equip tour hospitals if he’s going to be useful indeed. Let him write proposal and help save millions of lives. Anonymous about 3 hours ago This people are joking….isn’t mikel striving for excellence outside the country, dude isn’t even based here. Divine favour about 4 hours ago Congrats obi 👏 Anonymous about 4 hours ago iheanacho loading ….. Anonymous about 4 hours ago And what exactly would be his job description? Anonymous about 4 hours ago Up Mikel Just Lock about 4 hours ago The Rich becoming Richer , Onye ara , ewu , anyi kwesiri ire this boy .out cast , Russian spy Anonymous about 4 hours ago Oya Sowore…jump off a cliff 😂😂 Anonymous about 4 hours ago Why is Mike dressed like he is making lunch in the family kitchen. He doesn’t have a decent caftan, suit or even full track suit to put on? ADIVINCCI DA ELF about 4 hours ago Congratulations! Krkeu about 4 hours ago One day we talk have an honest discussion about all this non merited ambassadors! Don about 4 hours ago Now we understand the connection with Kogi governor and working toward his ambition as highlighted in that news. Iheanacho and Usman to follow soon. Anonymous about 4 hours ago Congratulations big Mikel. God bless you real good. Well deserve honour bro #BiafraExit# about 4 hours ago Youth ambassador for Nigeria and UAR not for Biafra. Because we don’t accept bribe. Struggle continues! Congratulations Mikel 🍾 by the way. Karo about 4 hours ago See how Mikel obi wan use this appointment spoil name he built up long ago… sorrow. Apc government go put you into mess. Add your comment Fullname Email Enter your comment Anonymous Submit Comment News/Tip-offAdvertise with usPrivacy Policy © Copyright LindaIkeji 2021 x

The Federal Government has appointed former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador to inspire young Nigerians to strive for excellence.   The appointment which took place at the NOC secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos on Friday June 18, is another of the Minister’s initiatives geared towards driving a vibrant youth for national […]

Footballer, Jesse Lingard’s customized Richard Mille watch stolen from dressing room while playing on the pitch

England footballer, Jesse Lingard’s customized watch was stolen from West Ham’s dressing room during a game. The thief struck as the on-loan Manchester United midfielder, 28, played in the Premier League defeat to Everton on May 9. His cureent club West Ham say they have no idea how a thief sneaked into the heavily-guarded dressing […]

Asisat Oshoala becomes first African woman to win Champions League as Barcelona thrash Chelsea 4-0 in final (Photos)

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, has become the first Nigerian and African female player  to win the UEFA Womens Champions league after helping Barcelona defeat Chelsea in the final on Sunday night, May 16. Oshoala, 26, was introduced in the 71st minute as Barcelona defeated Chelsea in the final of the 2020-21 edition.   Lluis […]

Spotify CEO, Daniel Ek says Arsenal club owner, Kroenke, rejected his bid for the club

Spotify founder and billionaire CEO Daniel Ek, has revealed that his offer to buy Arsenal had been turned down by club owner Josh Kroenke. Since the Kroenke family came under fire for their handling of the club ever since the failure of the Super League, a possible takeover from Ek, a lifelong Arsenal fan has […]

Tottenham star, Dele Alli sparks dating rumours with Pep Guardiola’s daughter as they are spotted ‘kissing’ in London

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli has sparked dating rumours with Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola’s eldest daughter, Maria. The England international, 25, was recently pictured sharing a kiss and wrapping his arms with a 20-year-old woman reported to be Maria at bar Cloud 9 in London.     Neither of the two had a problem […]

Watch the Clebration as Leicester City are Crowned as the FA cup Champions against Chelsea (Photo/Videos)

  Youri Tielemans struck a sensational winner to clinch Leicester City their first FA Cup in a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, in front of 21,000 fans at Wembley – with Ben Chilwell’s 89th-minute effort ruled out by VAR for offside. It was the biggest gathering of supporters inside a stadium since the coronavirus pandemic began […]

Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates are reportedly angry with the preferential treatment he gets after he skipped training to collect new £1.4M Ferrari

Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates at Juventus are reportedly angry with him and he has been ‘isolated’ in the Juventus dressing-room with team-mates believing the Portuguese star has too much freedom. Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for the Old Lady in a 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday which keeps Andrea Pirlo’s side in the hunt for […]

Marcelo is axed from the Real Madrid squad ‘after a bust-up with boss Zinedine Zidane

Marcelo has reportedly been axed from Real Madrid’s squad following an argument with boss Zinedine Zidane over his tactics and team selections.     The Brazilian left-back had grown increasingly frustrated with his manager after being relegated to a backup role with Ferland Mendy often the preferred left-back option.   With Ferland Mendy currently out […]

Mikel Arteta talks about his future at Arsenal as the club could miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has admitted that his position is “under scrutiny” after failing to guide the Gunners past Villarreal in the semi finals of the Europa League on Thursday, May 6.   Arsenal’s former coach, Unai Emery, returned to haunt his former club beating them 2-1 in Spain and playing 0-0 in London.   […]

Italian player Michele Marconi handed 10 match ban for racially abusing Nigeria’s Joel Obi

31-year-old Italian player Michele Marconi has been handed a 10-match ban for racially abusing Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chievo Verona midfielder Joel Obi.   The incident took place during Chievo’s Serie B 2-2 draw against the Pisa in December 2020. Chievo made a statement after the match in December, detailing how the Nigeria international […]

‘Those images are painful for Real Madrid fans’ – Thibaut Courtois’ father blasts ‘unprofessional’ Eden Hazard for laughing and smiling with former Chelsea teammates.

Thibaut Courtois’ father has blasted Eden Hazard for being ‘unprofessional’ after he was filmed laughing and smiling after Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final exit against Chelsea.   Real Madrid lost 3-1 on aggregate to Chelsea as they progressed to the final thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount at Stamford Bridge which gave […]

PSG 1-2 Man City: De Bruyne and Mahrez stun Mauricio Pochettino’s team as they put one leg in final

Man City have one foot in the Champions League final after beating PSG 2-1 in France on Wednesday night, April 28. City, not seen as favorites ahead of the match, shocked the football world by scoring two goals in the space of seven minutes despite going down early in the first half.   PSG played […]

Footballer Gonzalo Higuain loses mum after battle with cancer

Former Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain’s mum, Nancy Zacarias’ has died after losing a long battle with cancer. She died aged just 64. The news came just days after the Higuain, 33, and his brother Federico, 36, made MLS history after both scored in the same game in Inter Miami’s 2-1 win […]

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka wins Young Player of the Year at 2021 London Football Awards

Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka has been named Young Player of the Year at the 2021 London Football Awards. The English winger, 19, saw off strong competition from Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Emile Smith Rowe, and Reece James to win the award at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, April 27. Accepting his award, the four-cap […]

Tottenham star, Harry Kane wins Player of the Year at London Football Awards 2021

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has been crowned Premier League Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.   The England international, 27, beat off competition from team-mate Heung-Min Son, West Ham duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek and Chelsea’s Mason Mount to win the award after scoring an impressive 21 goals and 13 assists […]

Ryan Giggs to appear in court today charged with coercive control and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville ‘and her sister’

Former Manchester United footballer and Wales coach, Ryan Giggs will appear in court today charged with assaulting two women including his ex-girlfriend, and controlling or coercive behaviour.   Wales manager Giggs, 47, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to his ex-girlfriend, PR executive Kate Greville, 36, at his home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on […]

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal.   His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club.   The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal’s U23s […]

Lionel Messi reportedly buys £5m luxury Miami apartment with 1,000-bottle wine cellar (photos)

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has reportedly splashed out £5million on his second apartment in Miami, fuelling speculation he might head to MLS this summer.   The Argentine playmaker previously said he would like to play in the United States one day and his contract at Barcelona expires this summer.     It’s believed the 33-year-old […]

Stephanie Frappart named as first woman to officiate at men’s European Championships

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to officiate at a men’s European Championships this summer after UEFA confirmed the list of referees for this year’s tournament.   The female referee will be involved as a support match official, working either as a fourth official or a reserve assistant referee at the tournament.   […]

Ed Woodward resigns as vice-chairman of Manchester United over European Super League backlash

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward has resigned from his position at the club following the backlash over the European Super League. Woodward’s resignation comes after Manchester United were heavily criticised by their own supporters for agreeing to join a breakaway European Super League with 16 other top clubs. ESPN journalist, Mark Ogden shared the […]

Ryan Mason appointed Tottenham interim head coach following Jose Mourinho sacking

Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Ryan Mason as interim head coach until the end of the season after Jose Mourinho sacking.   The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge, six days before the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.   Former Spurs and Hull midfielder Mason, who was […]

‘I’m always in football.’ – Football manager, Jose Mourinho breaks silence after Tottenham sacking

Jose Mourinho has broken his silence after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months at the club.   The Portuguese manager was sacked on Monday morning, April 19, less than a week before Tottenham take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.   The 58-year-old had been in charge […]