Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time

          Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in which Barca won La Liga. Virgil van Dijk was second – one of four Liverpool players in the top seven, including Sadio Mane in fourth. England defender Lucy Bronze was beaten to the women’s award, finishing second behind Megan Rapinoe, who was Golden…

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Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

Another $150,000 scandal surfaces in the AFN

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is alleged to have collected  another $150,000 from World Athletics governing body as grant for the 21st African Athletics Championships held in Asaba in August 2018 which remained unaccounted for. The AFN had been embroiled in  a grant overpayment scandal which was recently repaid to the World Athletics body by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare. World Athletics had sent the grant to assist the AFN in preparation for the championships last year, but the money remains unaccounted for and board…

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10-Man Rangers bow 3-1 to Egypt’s pyramids FC in Enugu in CAF Confederation Cup 

10-Man Rangers bow 3-1 to Egypt’s pyramids FC in Enugu in CAF Confederation Cup 

It was another bad day in the office for Nigeria’ CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 hopefuls, Rangers International F.C as it suffered a 3-1 home loss to Pyramids F.C of Egypt in the match day 1, Group A fixture inside Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. Three second half goals, two from the spot after Tope Olusesi had been sent off on the stroke of half time canceled out a fine strike from Olawoyin Ibrahim who started the build up and got an Egbujuo Nnamdi’ assist on 29 minute silenced the half full…

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