BY OUR REPORTER Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan have announced the death of their former captain Ogbein Fawole, aged 54. According to the media officer of the Oluyole Warriors, Fawole, who also held sway in the Nigeria defence in the 80s, died on Monday afternoon at his Lagos residence from a sudden cardiac arrest.
BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Miroslav Klose has retired from football and joined the German Football Association and will join the Joachim Löw-led national team coaching staff, according to reports in Germany. Klose, the top scorer in FIFA World Cup history with 16 goals, has brought an end to his playing career and will now join Joachim
Carlos Alberto, who scored one of the greatest goals in World Cup history while captaining Brazil to glory in the 1970 final against Italy, died on Tuesday, aged 72. The following are tributes paid to the former full back: Pele in a statement: “I am saddened by the death of my friend and brother Carlos
BY ABAYOMI JOHNON National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF), has officially written the Chief of Army Staff demanding justice for the extra judicial killing of Izu Joseph, a player of Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan on Sunday the 16th day of October 2016 in Okaki, Bayelsa State. The players’ body on Tuesday October 24
BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON The Nigeria army reveals that late Shooting Stars Sports Club defender, Izu Joseph, was killed at the cultists shrine by soldiers on confidence building patrol in Okarki, Akinima, Ahoada West local government area, Rivers state on Sunday. Commander 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt Brigadier General Hassan Hamisu who spoke to newsmen last night
BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON Reuben Joseph, father of deceased Shooting Stars Sports Club defender Izu Joseph, has come up with details of how his son was brutally killed an unidentified personnel of Joint Task Force in Okarki villages Bayelsa State over the weekend. Giving the gory revelations on Channels Television on Tuesday morning, the pained Joseph
Jessica Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion and golden girl of British athletics, announced her retirement from the sport on Thursday. The decision means the 30-year-old will not be defending her world title at next year’s athletics championships in London’s Olympic stadium. “From my first world title in Berlin 2009 to Rio 2016 I’m so
BY GODWIN AIKIGBE William Troost-Ekong recalls being inspired by late Stephen Keshi’s self-belief talks, which he believes has propelled both his club and international career to enviable heights. The resilient defender took to Intagram to pay respect to the coach that gave him international breakthrough in 2015, stating: “Believe in yourself! RIP Big Boss,” alongside
Mike Tyson is proud of his face tattoo and feels people have to register and like theirs,the New York Post reports. As the former heavyweight boxer shared in an interview Sports Illustrated, despite his storied pitfalls, he has found that plenty of positive things came from the striking tattoo. “A lot of stuff happened out
BY GODWIN AIKIGBE Ex German goalkeeper, Oliver Khan recalls the goal he conceded against Austin Jay-Jay Okocha in 1993 while the Nigeria legend was making waves at Eintracht Frankfurt. Khan, who kept goal for Karlsruhe in the game Wednesday, took to Twitter to express his bewilderment by Okocha’s ingenuity en-route to scoring the epic goal.