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Brazil Legend And Greatest Footballer Of All Time Passes Away After Battle With Cancer At The Age Of 82
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Brazil Legend And Greatest Footballer Of All Time Passes Away After Battle With Cancer At The Age Of 82

Pele, the greatest footballer of all time, has died at the age of 82. The world of football is in mourning after it was announced the Brazilian icon has passed away in his homeland. Pele had been receiving treatment for a tumour in his colon but stopped responding to care. It has now been confirmed that he has passed away. Nicknamed The King, Pele won three World Cups with Brazil between 1958 and 1970, the only player in football history to achieve the feat. His amazing haul of 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, which included friendlies, is recognised as a Guinness World Record. He scored a remarkable 77 goals in 92 games for the national team – a record equalled by Neymar at the recent World Cup. Pele burst on to the scene at an early age. He made his debut for his ...
Lessons From Portugal’s World Cup Win Against Switzerland
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Lessons From Portugal’s World Cup Win Against Switzerland

By Uche Nworah, Ph. D There is a saying that even a perfect egg must break for new life to be born. In life, no matter how long it takes, when God says it's your time, He will remove every Cristiano Ronaldo blocking your way. However, when that time comes, seize the moment with humility. Empires rise and fall. It took the courage of the Portuguese coach to bench Ronaldo in their World Cup match against Switzerland. In doing that, he gave Goncalo Ramos a chance. Ramos rose to the occasion and scored a hat-trick. We can relate this to Nigeria's social, economic and political environment. When will the old order move over to allow younger people to shine?
China’s Role In The On-going FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
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China’s Role In The On-going FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

A folk just asked if China is present in Qatar for World Cup 2022.Two questions in one I must say. The first answer is "No, talking the list of 32 participants". However the second part is found in a copied text posted below. “10 ways China is quietly working behind the scenes at the Qatar World Cup.One: World cup buildings are getting green electricity from a next generation power station which harvests only solar energy, built by the Power Construction Corporation of China..Two: People are taken where they need to go in a fleet of 888 fully electric buses, made by Yutong Bus, a Chinese firm that has quietly become, as far as I can tell, the world’s biggest bus maker.. Three: The main stadium was built by China Railway Construction Corporation: that’s the firm that pops up i...
French Star Karim Benzema Wins First Ballon d’Or
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French Star Karim Benzema Wins First Ballon d’Or

rance striker Karim Benzema won the Ballon d’Or at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, the reward coming after his stunning performances helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and La Liga last season. Benzema, who is the first French winner of the most prestigious individual prize in football since Zinedine Zidane in 1998, scored 44 goals in 46 games for his club including 15 in the Champions League. Benzema, who also won the UEFA Nations League with France last season, pushed Bayern Munich and Senegal star Sadio Mane into second place. Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Belgium was third, with Barcelona and Poland star Robert Lewandowski coming fourth. Winning the award, which is given out by France Football magazine, caps a remarkable career revival for Benzema, who ...
Glo Unveils Tobi Amusan As Brand Ambassador
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Glo Unveils Tobi Amusan As Brand Ambassador

By Yusuf Babalola Telecommunications giant, Globacom, on Thursday, September 29 2022, in Lagos, unveiled the multiple athletic records-holder, Tobi Amusan, as Global Brand Ambassador. Amusan, who is the first female athlete signed by the telecommunication company, is the first Nigerian ever to win Gold at the World Athletics Championships after racing to a stunning world record time of 12.06s. She also won Gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Speaking at the unveiling, Amusan promised to be a worthy Ambassador of Glo, saying Globacom has an history of rewarding hardwork. According to her, “Globacom is a company that I’ve always admired. And I’m delighted to have this opportunity to work with Globacom. As we all know, Globacom has a long histor...
Mikel Obi Retires From The Beautiful Game
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Mikel Obi Retires From The Beautiful Game

Former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has retired from football. He announced his retirement on Tuesday via his Instagram page. He wrote, “There is a saying that 'All good things must come to an end,' and for my professional football career, that day is today. “I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the humanity it has helped shape.”
Nigerian -Born NBA Coach, Ime Udoka, Faces Possible Suspension For Having Relationship With Staff
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Nigerian -Born NBA Coach, Ime Udoka, Faces Possible Suspension For Having Relationship With Staff

Nigerian-American professional basketball coach, Ime Udoka, is reportedly set to face a disciplinary action for having an intimate and consensual relationship with a female member of the team staff. The Boston Celtics head coach violated the franchise’s code of conduct as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic. According to Shams Charania, Udoka, who has been in a relationship with Hollywood actress Nia Long since 2010, could face punishment or possible suspension from the team for his alleged transgressions. Now that the nature of his violation is public information, it is unclear what the nature of his punishment would be as the Boston Celtics are expected to announce on Thursday. ESPN reports that the Celtics are expected to decide on the length of that suspension a...
Football Family Pours In Tributes As A Mark Of Honour To Late Queen Elizabeth II
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Football Family Pours In Tributes As A Mark Of Honour To Late Queen Elizabeth II

By Emeka Obitube (Umunna TV) Tributes have continued to pour in from Global leaders following the death of England's longest reigning monarch; Queen Elizabeth II at 96 years. Football family is not left out as clubs take to their social media pages and websites to post their tributes. Today; all Premier League matches for this weekend have been posted as a mark of honour. The message read thus:“As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed.” Share, follow and like our page at www.facebook.com/UmunnaTV or visit www.umunna.tv
Pogba Alleges Blackmail As Brother Accuses Him Of Using Witchcraft On Mbappe
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Pogba Alleges Blackmail As Brother Accuses Him Of Using Witchcraft On Mbappe

Paul Pogba, the Juventus midfielder, has reportedly told French authorities about an alleged plot by an “organised gang of childhood friends” to blackmail him. According to FranceInfo, the 29-year-old midfielder also accused Mathias Pogba, his elder brother, of being involved in the extortion plot. He alleged that he was ambushed by his childhood friends and two hooded men armed with assault rifles. Pogba claimed that he recognised one of the two hooded men to be his brother. He also alleged that the gang demanded 13 million euros from him for “services provided”. The 2018 World Cup winner said he has seen the gang severally — when he was in Manchester and now in Juventus. The former Manchester United player narrated how his childhood friends once dragged him to an a...