Ernest Okonkwo: The Golden Voice Commentator

Ernest Okonkwo: The Golden Voice Commentator

This generation knows the likes of Martin Tyler, Peter Drury, Jim Beglin, and Jon Champion. For us Nigerians, we will remember Ernest Okonkwo. I have reproduced some of Okonkwo’s famous lines below: “He beats Christian Chukwu; he beats Christian Madu; he beats Christian Nwokocha…he beats three Christians in a row! Who is this man? He must be a Muslim. Oh! It is Shefiu Mohammed sending a diagonal pass to Baba Otu Mohammed.” “Iron Gate Emmanuel Okala throws the ball to Chairman Christian Chukwu. Chukwu taps the ball to the Dean…

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Sout East To Be The Volleyball Hub of Africa – US-Based Player

Tony Ngwube

US-based Igbo volleyball player, Tony Ngwube has made known his intention to spearhead the development of volleyball in Igbo land. The player who formerly plied his trade in Anambra State made known his eagerness to nurture world-class volleyball players who can stand against anybody at the world stage. According to him, there is great chemistry between him, coaches, and players of the game back home, adding that the dilapidated courts are being renovated in order to make life bearable for up and coming players. According to him, “My goal is…

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Forbes 2020: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Top List Of 10 Highest-Paid Footballers In The World

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo The two biggest footballers in the world are as expected on top of Forbes’ 2020 list of the 10 highest-earning footballers which was released on Monday, September, 14. For the list, Forbes says it spoke with clubs, players’ agents, commercial sponsors, and football experts to come up with the names and ranking. Lionel Messi – Total Earnings: $126 million; Salary: $92 million  Endorsements: $34 million. Messi is number on the list with $126million which is from his $92m salary and $34m in endorsements. The Barcelona…

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Lionel Messi Agrees To Stay In Barcelona Gave Reasons

Lionel Messi Agrees To Stay In Barcelona Gave Reasons

Lionel Messi has announced he will stay at Barcelona because the financial outlay required to make his desired exit a reality was “impossible”. The Argentina superstar sent shockwaves through Camp Nou last week when he announced he wanted to leave Barca in the wake of the humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Messi was of the belief he could leave on a free transfer after activating a clause allowing him to terminate his contract at the end of the season, with Manchester City quickly emerging as favourites for…

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Super Eagles Are back With Two Friendly Games To Face Cote d’Ivoire And Tunisia In October

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play two friendly games in October, one against Cote d’Ivoire and another against Tunisia. Nigeria’s senior national team who have not been in action since November 2019 will play these two friendly games in Austria. According to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, the games will be played on Friday, October 9, and Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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Bayern Wins Champions League Season Beat PSG 1-0

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It will be remembered as the strangest of Champions League seasons but it has ended with a familiar name on the trophy after Bayern Munich got the better of Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s final in Lisbon, with their deserved success the result of the remarkable job done by coach Hansi Flick. There was ticker tape at the trophy ceremony and the usual celebratory songs playing over the loudspeakers at the Estadio da Luz as the Bayern players savored the moment after Kingsley Coman’s goal saw them defeat PSG 1-0. But…

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NFF Begins Process To Retire Sam Okwaraji Super Eagles No.6 Jersey

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The Nigerian Football Federation is pondering a move to retire the Super Eagles No.6 jersey previously worn by the late Sam Okwaraji. Pinnick made this known during an interview on a radio program Sports Salsa, which was aired on Kennis 104.1 FM on Wednesday. Okwaraji died of congestive heart failure minutes after he slumped during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola on August 12, 1989, inside the main-bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos. The game ended 1-0 in favor of the Eagles. “Someone made a proposal about…

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English Premier League Last Matches

English Premier League

                              Arsenal  Vs  Watford Burnley  Vs Brighton & Hove Albion Chelsea  Vs  Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace Vs Tottenham Hotspur Everton  Vs  AFC Bournemouth Leicester City Vs  Manchester United Manchester City  Vs  Norwich City Newcastle United  Vs  Liverpool Southampton  Vs  Sheffield United West Ham United  Vs  Aston Villa

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NFF cancels Nigeria football League Season, Sets September For Resumption

Nigeria Football Federation

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the cancellation of the 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. There would be no promotion to the top tier league from the Nigeria National League while no team from the NPFL would be relegated, the NFF added. The league was suspended indefinitely after match-day 25 in March, due to COVID-19. The federation stated that the clubs’ positions would be determined by Points Per Game. This would determine clubs that would represent the country in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup.…

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MultiChoice Decision To Drop EPL, Champions League Rights Deals Blow To Fresh Industry Players

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Stakeholders in the Nigerian broadcast industry have described the decision by satellite broadcast outfit, MultiChoice, to reconsider its hold on the English Premier League (EPL) and the UEFA Champions League as a reflection of the state of the country’s economy. MultiChoice, through its subsidiary, SuperSport, which owns broadcast rights for the EPL in Nigeria and most of the rest of Africa, yesterday said it was considering not renewing the rights for the EPL and the UEFA Champions League when they come up for renewal at the end of the 2020/21…

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