Day: June 5, 2019

Portugal sail through to the Nation League final

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor The Portuguese captain and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick to send Portugal to the UEFA Nations League final. This is the Inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament and Portugal wrote their names in bold letters as they become the first side to reach a UEFA Nations league final. They are to face the winner between Netherland versus England on June 9. Portugal defeated their opponent [Switzerland] by 3-1. It was a breathtaking encounter both teams gave their all knowing what was at stake but Portugal had a game plan and that game plan was RONALDO. Portugal ranked number 7 in the world had to rely on their number 7 shirted man Cristiano Ronaldo to save the day. On the 25th minute, Cristiano converted a stunning freekick to give Portugal the lead. Later on into the second half, AC Milan and Switzerland Left back Ricardo Rodriguez converted a penalty to restore parity. Two late goals from Cristiano Ronaldo on the 88th and 90th minute ensured that Portugal were through to the finals and Cristiano got his 7th hat-trick for Portugal and 53rd hat-trick in his career for club and country. The 34-year-old has showed no sign of stopping and is on course to adding the UEFA Nations League cup to his enviable trophy...

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Accuser has dropped all rape charges.

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Sports Editor The 34-year-old Portuguese and Juventus striker was charged to court for allegedly raping a lady in his penthouse Suite at a Las Vegas Hotel in 2009. The accuser later identified as Katheryn Mayorga filled a complaint on September 27, 2018. Mayorga said in the complaint that while she agreed to a settlement with Ronaldo after the alleged assault, she was experiencing severe emotional trauma at the time and wasn’t competent to participate in the mediation. Las Vegas police reopened an investigation of the rape allegations late last year and Cristiano have been sermoned to court to provide his statement and he clearly pleaded not guilty Being the most influential footballer on social media, he faced severe criticism by social media user and his biggest employers NIKE threatened to terminate their contract with him if the case isn’t resolved immediately. The former Real Madrid player was embattled and during that period he also experienced goal drought Eventually things have taken a good turn as New reports have suggests that the Accuser, Katheryn Mayorga has dropped her lawsuit meaning Cristiano will be cleared from all his charges. Though his lawyer, Peter Christiansen, is yet to give an official statement as to the reason of the...

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Anthony Joshua gets his ‘rematch’ against Andy Ruiz

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor In the contract that was drawn for the June 2nd fight, the Sagamu-Britain born superstar Anthony Joshua inserted a rematch clause that meant he could request a rematch if he lost. Joshua appeared to underestimate his opponent and would be expected to reclaim his belts in a second contest. Joshua seems motivated enough to gain redemption. The venue and exact date will be made public in the coming days when the other details of the rematch would have been finalized. Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Anthony Joshua will get the chance to retake all his belts after activating the ‘rematch clause’. “After meetings with AJ, Rob Mc and the management team in NY, we have today triggered the contracted rematch clause with Andy Ruiz Jnr. The fight will take place in Nov/Dec at a venue to be confirmed shortly”. June 2, was a day to forget for the British fighter [AJ], as Andy Ruiz floored Joshua four times before the referee stopped the contest in the seventh round. Joshua had his opponent on the canvas in the third after a powerful punch. However, Ruiz rose to his feet quickly to shock Joshua with a knockdown of his own. From there on Ruiz was on the ascendancy, landing punches after punches, AJ was jizzed. The Olympic gold medal winner never fully recovered from that point...

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Late Actor finally laid to rest in hometown

Ugochukwu Nwankwo – Editor Late actor, Kayode Durojaiye died in a ghastly accident somewhere around Lokoja on his way to Abuja. Reports suggest he has been laid to rest yesterday in his hometown and the sad occasion was graced by family members, fellow actors, friends and well wishers The actor who works at Actor Guild of Nigeria, an umbrella union that regulates and represents the affairs of film Actors in Nigeria and Abroad finally set his sails to the world beyond. On may 23rd, 2019, He joined a movement: “Elimination of drug abuse and human trafficking”. He also involves himself in other youth movements to help young lives. His close friends called him a humble soul who loves to help people around him, he is a graduate with B.Sc in Banking and finance at university of Nsukka Nigeria [UNN]. May his soul find its haven in the blossom of Christ Pictures from the...

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