LIVERPOOL FC GOALKEEPER, ALISSON’S FATHER DROWNS IN BRAZIL

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has died after drowning in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, according to local police. Jose Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected. Brazilian club Internacional, who both Alisson and his brother Muriel played for, tweeted their condolences. “It is with great sadness that we received the news…

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SUPER FALCONS WALLOP EQUATORIAL GUINEA 9-0, WIN TOURNAMENT IN TURKEY

Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the Festival Women’s Cup 2021 in Antalya, Turkey with a 9-0 comprehensive win over Equitorial Guinea. Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala, scored four of the nine goals. Falcons, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan and CSKA Moscow Ladies participated in the competition. Falcons finished as champions with maximum nine points from three matches, scoring 11 goals and conceding none. Glory Ogbonna opened the scoring for the nine-time African champions in the ninth minute before captain Oshoala scored two goals from the spot in the 12th and 13th minutes,…

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NIGERIAN SOCCER STAR, OSIMHEN SLUMPS DURING SERIA A MATCH

Nigeria International striker Victor Osimhen reportedly lost consciousness during the Atalanta vs. Napoli tie yesterday and was rushed to the hospital. But Sky Sport Italia would later report that the Napoli striker is now alert after regaining consciousness. The 21-year-old striker was said to have hit his head on the turf after a Cristian Romero challenge during the final minute of Napoli’s 4-2 defeat at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo. Sky Sport Italia reports Osimhen lost consciousness for a few minutes before he was stretched off. At the beginning, nobody…

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3SC, IBOM YOUTH RECORD FIRST AWAY WINS IN NNL

Two away wins were recorded in some of the matches of week two in the NIgeria National League, 2020-2021 season on Saturday. Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) FC of Ibadan and Ibom Youth FC of Uyo, both won their ties one zero each. In a Southern conference group B2 clash Ibom Youth edged  Godosky of Anambra one nil. Striker Daniel Ekpo scored  on the 17th minute  in the match played at Neros Stadium, Nanka, Anambra. Ibom Youth drew their first game in Ikot Ekpene with neighbours FC One Rocket, one…

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FORMER WORLD BOXING CHAMPION, LEON SPINKS DIES AT 67

Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth professional fight, has died aged 67 after a long battle with cancer. Spinks passed away with only a few close friends and family present due to Covid-19 restrictions. “Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile,” a spokesperson said. “Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel.” Spinks rose to fame by winning the light-heavyweight gold medal for…

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