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Nigerian boxer, Israel Adesanya, emerges UFC Middleweight Champ

Nigerian mixed martial arts star, Israel Adesanya has emerged the undisputed UFC Middleweight champion. The 30-year-old New Zealand-based, Nigerian-born boxer knocked out Whittaker with a right hook-left hook combination at 3:33 of the second round in the main event of UFC 243. The Nigerian demolished Robert Whittaker in just two rounds in the early hours of today …

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Spain court dismisses fraud case against Messi

Spain’s National Court on Monday, September 30, announced it had dismissed a complaint against Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi filed by a former employee of the Argentine footballer’s foundation, who had accused him of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering.   Dismissing the case, the judge wrote that the complaint “was based on an account put together from stories in the …

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“Increase My Weekly Salary To £600k” Paul Pogba tells Manchester United – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has reportedly told Manchester United to increase his weekly salary to £600k (£30million-a-year). The Frenchman who has been linked with a move away from Manchester United to Juventus and Real Madrid asked for huge wages in an effort to force a move in January. According to Tuttosport, the midfielder who is currently on around £300,000-a-week would like to …

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David de Gea signs new contract at Manchester United

28-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has become Manchester United’s highest-paid star after finally signing a new £375,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford Club until June 2023. On inking the new deal, De Gea said: ‘It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at …

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Russian ice hockey team award AK-47 rifle as man of the match prize

A Russian ice hockey player Saveli Kononov, was given a brand new AK-47 rifle as man of the match prize following his team’s victory over Chelmet in the second-tier VHL. The Izhstal Izhevsk goalkeeper stopped 36 of the 38 shots he faced during the match and photos shared online revealed he was happy with the gift which was handed over to him …

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CAF Yet To Pay 2019 AFCON Winners Their Prizes

The top three winners of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) are yet to get their money over the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) broke state.   It was expected that $14.2m will be shared between the best eight teams at the 2019 AFCON but the continental football body is yet to pay out the sum. Algeria …

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Diego Maradona on advice he gave Lionel Messi to turn him into goal machine

Football legend, Diego Maradona has revealed the advice he gave Lionel Messi which turned the Barcelona player into a goalscoring machine.   Maradona, who coached Messi when he was the manager of the Argentina national team between 2008 and 2010 said he taught the five-times Ballon d’Or winner how to become a goalscoring machine as well as improving his free-kick technique during the …

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Danny Drinkwater ‘beaten up by thugs after trying to chat up rival player’s girl’

England and Chelsea star, Danny Drinkwater was reportedly attacked by a gang of six thugs after he allegedly tried to chat up his fellow footballer’s girlfriend during a night out. The 29-year-old midfielder who plays as a midfielder for Burnley, on loan from fellow Premier League club Chelsea suffered torn ankle ligaments in the fight outside Manchester’s Chinawhite club early last …

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Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo becomes Africa’s fastest man

Nigerian sprinter Raymond Ekevwo has become the fastest man in Africa following his 9.96s finish in the men’s 100m at the 2019 All African Games in Morocco. It was a fantastic race by Ekevwo whose time of 9.96s is a new Personal Best (PB) and a new African Record. His fast finish in the 100m …

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Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare disqualified after a false start at the 12th African Games in Morocco

Nigerian female athlete, Blessing Okagbare suffered disqualification after a false start in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat 1 at the 12th African Games in Rabat.   She was disqualified for beating the gun at the starting block. It was a huge disappointment for the Nigerian medal hopeful who had earlier in the day won heat …

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