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Remembering soccer legend Diego Maradona

World soccer great Diego Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack, less than a month after his 60th birthday. He died at home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Maradona was a rags-to-riches story. He grew...

Rights group welcomes FIFA’s lifetime ban of Haiti football chief Yves Jean-Bart over sexual abuse of young football players

The International Federation of Association Football (Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA) has banned Haitian soccer federation president Yves Jean-Bart for life over allegations he had sexually abused children. Human Rights Watch described the lifetime ban for as an important step forward to...

Rights group urges FIFA to ban Haitian Football Federation president Yves Jean-Bart over rape and sexual abuse of children

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the International Federation of Association Football (Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA) to permanently ban Haitian Football Federation president Yves Jean-Bart from participating in football. On October 15, 2020, FIFA announced that its investigative team completed its...

Six years after, South Africa police arrest suspects over murder of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday congratulated the South African Police Service for the breakthrough in the investigation and arrests following the murder of former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Police Minister General Bheki Cele announced on Monday...

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus. The Portuguese soccer federation made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that Cristiano Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms. The federation did not say when he tested positive, but added...

National pride in South Africa as Pitso Mosimane debuts as coach of Africa’s most successful football club Al Ahly of Egypt

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has commended the appointment of Pitso Mosimane as coach of Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly Football Club as a demonstration of African unity and capability. Mr Mosimane, former coach of Mamelodi Sundowns Football...

Journalist explains why he believes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi listens to popular Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua

Nigerian freelance journalist Ihechukwu Njoku explains in this piece why he believes Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi listens to popular Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua. He wrote: Two days after Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua’s “candid advice” to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to...

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus after attending his own birthday party

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending his 34th birthday party on Friday, Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness, Christopher Tufton, announced Monday night. Bolt released a video on social media on Monday announcing that he...

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo dies of heart attack in Serbia at 27

Nigeria-born former Florida State basketball big man Michael Ojo died of a heart attack in Serbia on Friday. He was only 27 years old. According to a report, Ojo, who was playing professionally for Partizan in Serbia, collapsed while running...

NBA suspends season over coronavirus

The NBA on Wednesday evening suspended its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus. The suspension is "until further notice". “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league...

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U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday will nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Heather Boushey, and...

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Joe Biden: My first-rate economic team will get us through on-going crisis and help us build back better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced his economic team to the nation, saying it will help the nation get through the...

President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles myriad economic challenges,...
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