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Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 13, 2018

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Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi was presented with two more pieces of silverware to add his trophy cabinet at an awards ceremony which took place on Monday.

The Argentine who scored 34 goals in 36 matches, 12 assists, in the process scooped the Alfredo Di Stefano trophy as well as the Pichichi award after an impressive season with Barcelona that saw them took the La Liga title last season.

The Di Stefano award is given to the best player in La Liga while the Pichichi award, named after the Athletic Bilbao striker Rafael ‘Pichichi’ Moreno Aranzadi, goes to the top goalscorer in the division.

Messi was presented with the trophies by Marca Director Juan Ignacio Gallardo and La Liga president Javier Tebas.


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 6, 2018
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Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals. The team, which has been camping in the magnificent Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe near Lagos – courtesy of the Lagos State Government – for the past few weeks, will travel aboard an Air Ivoire flight on Tuesday morning to the Ivorian capital. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby on Monday unveiled a list of 23 players who will make the trip to the world –renowned ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, before two players are cut for a final squad of 21 for the trip to Cape Coast. Thenff.com learnt that the eight –time African champions will play a couple of friendly games in the Sol Beni camp before flying to Ghana on 14th November – four days to their Group B opening encounter against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana. Nigeria will also tackle Zambia and Kenya in their pool, as they bid for a ninth continental title out of 11 championships. Dennerby will be joined on the technical bench by fellow Swede Jorgen Petersson, as well as Justine Madugu and Maureen Madu. Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra. THE 23 FALCONS FOR ABIDJAN Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels) Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden) Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden); Ogonna Chukwudi (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden) Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan) http://www.thenff.com/2018/11/ghana-2018-super-falcons-off-to-abidjan-for-final-camping/ Cameroon 2016 Namibia 2014 South Africa 2010

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Cup holders, Super Falcons of Nigeria will spend eight days at a training camp in Abidjan to perfect tactics and strategy for the defence of their continental title before arriving in Ghana for the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations finals.

The team, which has been camping in the magnificent Jubilee Chalets and Resort in Epe near Lagos – courtesy of the Lagos State Government – for the past few weeks, will travel aboard an Air Ivoire flight on Tuesday morning to the Ivorian capital.

Head Coach Thomas Dennerby on Monday unveiled a list of 23 players who will make the trip to the world –renowned ASEC Mimosas FC academy, Sol Beni, before two players are cut for a final squad of 21 for the trip to Cape Coast.

Thenff.com learnt that the eight –time African champions will play a couple of friendly games in the Sol Beni camp before flying to Ghana on 14th November – four days to their Group B opening encounter against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

Nigeria will also tackle Zambia and Kenya in their pool, as they bid for a ninth continental title out of 11 championships.

Dennerby will be joined on the technical bench by fellow Swede Jorgen Petersson, as well as Justine Madugu and Maureen Madu.

Hosts Ghana, Algeria, Mali and Cameroon will battle things out in Group A in Accra.

THE 23 FALCONS FOR ABIDJAN

Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Confluence Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)

Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Sarah Nnodim (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Ebere (Barcelona FC, Cyprus); Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Sweden); Onome Ebi (Henan Huisanhang, China); Osinachi Ohale (Vaxjo DFF, Sweden); Josephine Chukwunonye (Asarum AIF, Sweden)

Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Ngozi Okobi (Eskiltuna UTD, Sweden); Rita Chikwelu (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden); Halimat Ayinde (Asarum AIF, Sweden); Ogonna Chukwudi (Krstianstand DFF, Sweden)

Forwards: Anam Imo (Nasarawa Amazons); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo Queens); Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian, China); Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA); Desire Oparanozie (En Avant Guingamp, France); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chinwendu Ihezuo (Biik Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)

Cameroon 2016

Namibia 2014

South Africa 2010


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 5, 2018
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Following a crack in the marriage of ex-Ghanaian star footballer, his ex-girlfriend has taken shots at his wife, calling her dumb.

Princess Shyngle has reacted to reports that Michael Essien’s wife, Akosua Puni has moved out of her matrimonal home because the former Chelsea footballer allegedly cheated on her with Shyngle.
Recall that in August 2018, the Gambian Ghana-based actress revealed in an interview that she dated Essien for a period of one year before finding out he was a married man.

“I dated him. I had no idea he was married. I had no reason to ask him because I never saw wedding ring on his finger and there were obviously no pictures of him and any woman on a social media so I assumed that he was a single man,” she told The DELAY show.

Last Month, news surfaced that Essien’s wife, Akosua who is his manager and mother of his two children had moved out of their home because of his alleged affair with the actress and they may likely be heading for a divorce too.

Taking to her Instagram stories to react over the news, Shyngle shaded Essien’s wife as she described her the ‘Dumbest Wife Of The Year for leaving her home because her husband is still in love with his ex and can’t let her go.’
She wrote;

“If you leave your husband’s house because he’s still in love with his ex and can’t let her go then you should definitely receive the dumbest wife of the year award”


Akeem ReachnaijaNovember 2, 2018
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This new video shows the moment Thai businessman and Leicester City owner’s £6million Agusta Westland AW169 helicopter started spinning violently before falling out of the sky at terrifying speed.

The initial white smoke when the aircraft’s engine was started was said to be harmless and not likely the cause of the accident .

The Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died in the crash outside the Stadium on Saturday few hours after Foxes 1-1 draw against West Ham.

An Aviation expert and former RAF Puma crew member believed an issue with the tail rotor could have led to the disaster taking place.

He told TheSun:

“It is so shocking to see. From the video it definitely appears to be there was a problem with the tail rotor.

“Either they lost control of it, or lost power to it, which is every pilot’s worst nightmare.

“As soon as that happens the fuselage starts spinning in the opposite direction to the main rotors.

“There’s no real coming back from that. The only way is down.

“The pilot has clearly done an incredible job, really.

“He’s obviously waited until the helicopter was clear of the stadium then taken it down.”

He continued:

“What really is odd is seeing the pilot do his checks on the ground and the tail rotor is fine.

“Just seconds later it goes and the helicopter is out of control.

“It’s just a nightmare. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch are incredibly thorough. We won’t know the real cause until their investigation is finished.”

Leicester City will travel to Saturday’s Premier League game at Cardiff by bus rather than fly because it thinks it would be insensitive given the circumstances of the chairman’s tragic death.


Akeem ReachnaijaOctober 30, 2018
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Five-time world footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo became the most followed person on Instagram on Monday.

The Juventus forward surpassed American actress and pop star Selena Gomez, who has held the title since 2016.

Gomez, 26, overtook Ariana Grande two years ago in a list which is dominated by stateside entertainment stars.

But Ronaldo, who at the time of writing has over 144 million followers, has cemented his status as one of the most recognisable figures on the planet.

The Portugal international marked the news in relatively modest circumstances, with an image of him in the gym.

The development comes just months after he swapped Real Madrid for Juventus in a deal worth €100 million (£88.93m/$114m).

Ronaldo has already registered seven goals and four assists in 10 Serie A outings for a Juve side who are already six free at the top of the table.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the next highest sportsperson in 10th position with 104m followers.

Reality television personality Kim Kardashian, pop superstar Beyonce, actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson, Kylie Jenner and singer Taylor Swift complete the top 10.


Akeem ReachnaijaOctober 30, 2018
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Ghanaian footballer and captain of the Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra.

The footballer has also denied fathering their three children and is demanding a DNA test to be carried out on all three to ascertain if he is the father of the children.

GhanaWeb.com is reliably informed that Gyan and his wife Gifty have not seen eye to eye in the last few months, but the desire of the Black Stars captain to officially terminate the five-year marriage is a clear indication that their differences have now become irreconcilable.

The news outlet is also reliably informed that the footballer, who filed for divorce in August this year is currently making preparation to marry an Accra-based business woman, once his marriage to Gifty is annulled by the court.

Although Gyan has had a ‘scandal-laden’ career, he has successfully shielded his wife and three children from the public eye and media scrutiny.

Details of why Asamoah Gyan’s marriage to Gifty has hit the rocks are unknown but sources close to the estranged wife say Gyan grew cold towards Gifty after another woman came into his life.

The said woman was in June this year mistaken for Asamoah Gyan’s wife at the grand opening of his new sports bar located in Osu, Accra.

Interestingly, the same lady was mentioned as Asamoah Gyan’s wife when Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe fought his last bout in defense of his IBO World title this month.

She was also spotted in town with the footballer when he came to Ghana recently for his summer vacation.

When rumors started making the rounds earlier this year about a possible love-affair between Gyan and the said woman, the business woman denied it.

She explained that her relationship with Gyan was purely professional as she owns a property that houses one of Gyan’s companies. But investigation by GhanaWeb reveals that the relationship between the business woman and Asamoah Gyan is beyond ‘landlord- tenant’ relationship as the two are currently courting and set to marry after his divorce to his current wife Gifty Gyan.

The latest indication of the current troubles in the marriage was the alleged seizure of Gifty’s passport by Baffour Gyan, who is the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, to supposedly prevent her from returning to Asamoah’s residence in the United Kingdom.

Gyan and Gifty have been together since 2003 and got married in 2013 after their second child was born.

Sources close to Asamoah Gyan confirmed GhanaWeb’s story but declined to comment publicly.


Akeem ReachnaijaOctober 30, 2018
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An ESPN sports reporter has undergone breast reduction surgery because she wants to be taken seriously.

24-year-old Natalia Jersonsky from Argentina, who is popularly known as Nati Jota got tired of people getting distracted because of her big boobs and not paying attention to her sports reports. She then decided to have breast reduction surgery so that during interviews people can look at her face when she speaks.

Nati who present on the ESPN 2 afternoon show ‘ESPN Redes’ which aimed at adolescents said: “At school when all my classmates started to blossom, mine did not initially grow and I was called ‘flat-chested’ and other things.

“While my pals were praying for knights in shining armour, I was asking for boobs. See, be careful what you wish for. I got them and now I am having an operation to make them smaller.

“I want people to look at my face when I speak.”

The blonde presenter also added that another reason she took the decision was because her back hurts and finding clothes that fit correctly is a problem.

The ESPN reporter later shared a photo of her chest fully wrapped with bandage as she updated her followers the operation was success.

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Akeem ReachnaijaOctober 29, 2018
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Anthony Joshua and his child, JJ are on the whole shades of adorable as they cover the December version of GQ Magazine Photos.

Nigerian-conceived British boxer, Anthony Joshua covers the December release of GQ Magazine nearby his child.

Joshua has battled and won 22 proficient sessions. He holds four of the world heavyweight titles and one year from now could guarantee the fifth, an accomplishment that has never been finished.

The magazine cover is a piece of GQ’s 30th-commemoration dismemberment of manliness where he discussed why he doesn’t need his kid to ever enter the ring and what it takes to raise a family right.