Nigerian/Chelsea attacker Victor Moses's girlfriend today has delivered a baby boy.
Victor Moses who's a new newly signed by Chelsea FC of England and who scored his first goal for Chelsea against wolves FC last week has announced vis his twitter account that he's now a proud father of a boy named Bentley Moses.
Spanish tennis God Rafael Nadal is speaking out for the first time ever since Wimbledon.
Rafael is opening up about his injury and whether he will ever be able to compete again.
Nadal, who was devastated for missing the Olympics due to his injury says he’s been working hard with strengthening exercises and swimming to try to get back on the court as soon as possible but it wont be anytime this year.
He said, “All that is in my mind is to keep working hard to come back,‚Äô he says. I cannot think about the future because it’s not like if you break your arm and you know you will have a few weeks like this, then a few weeks like that and then you are back. This is a day-by-day thing, I have checks every week to see how I am improving. I can’t predict what will happen.”
Although he is suffering now, the baller is still hopeful that he will make a comeback.
He’s hoping that he will soon be at a 100 percent and will hopefully compete in Australia! Get well soon Nadal! The game is definitely not as exciting with you out.
Tijani Babangida (born 25 September 1973 in Kaduna) is a retired Nigerian footballer, who played as a winger. Known for his pace, his playing style was sometimes compared to that of Marc Overmars. Babangida s
pent the majority of his playing career at Ajax. Overall, he has played in five different countries on three different continents. At club level, Babangida spent nine years in Netherlands, playing for VVV-Venlo, Roda JC and Ajax, winning the Eredivisie plus KNVB Cup double with the latter side.
He played over 30 games for his national side, including four at the 1998 World Cup in France. He participated in two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and won the 1996 Olympics with Nigeria. Babangida made his international debut in 1994. He lost his place in the squad right before the 2002 World Cup. After a two-year lay-off from international football, Babangida was recalled to the Nigeria team for the 2004 African Cup of Nations preparations in Tunisia.
Babangida, sometimes nicknamed "TJ", was born into a large family in the city of Kaduna in 1970. He is married to Rabah, the sister of Daniel Amokachi's wife. Two of his nine brothers, Ibrahim and Haruna are also footballers. The former spent five years at Volendam, while the latter became the youngest ever player in the history of Spanish football to have a buy-out clause in his contract and the second youngest player to appear for FC Barcelona, when he made his debut in 1998 as a fifteen year-old.
In 2004, Babangida signed a $2 million contract to bring new footballs to Nigeria.The same year, he opened a shopping mall in Kaduna. Upon retiring from professional football, Babangida has also been working as a football agent.
In 1991, Babangida, at the age of seventeen, left local club Niger Tornadoes to sign with Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC, after performing well at the 1991 All-Africa Games. He was loaned out to Roda's league rivals VVV-Venlo until the end of the season. Babangida made a total of six league appearances, scoring three times in the 1991–92 season. Despite Venlo's relegation to Eerste Divisie, Babangida remained at the club for another year.
Babangida received his breakthrough in the 1992–93 season as he scored 16 goals, helping Venlo to achieve promotion to Eredivisie. The following season, Babangida returned to Roda, immediately becoming a first-team regular with the Kerkrade side. Babangida made a total of 29 league appearances for Roda that season, scoring 11 goals.
Babangida spent two more seasons at Roda JC. Babangida's 10 league goals in 1995–96, made him the club's top scorer that season. In 1995, Babangida made his European debut, scoring a goal in the UEFA Cup first-round win over Olimpija Ljubljana, Roda's first European campaign in five years. Roda went on to beat the Slovenian side 5–2 on aggregate, but lost to Benfica in the second round. Solid performances at both international and club level led to interest from Dutch side Ajax, as Louis van Gaal was looking to replace Babangida's compatriot Finidi George,who had recently departed to Real Betis.
Babangida joined Ajax in the summer of 1996 in a long-anticipated €5 million move. He appeared in 29 league games, scoring four goals in his first season with Ajax. Babangida played an important role in Ajax's European campaign, scoring three goals, including one against Auxerre in the group stages, and the winning goal in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League encounter with Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, that put Ajax through to the semi-finals of the competition.
Babangida had a successful second season with the club as he helped Ajax to another Eredivisie title with a 39 point gap over PSV Eindhoven, while his 13 league goals in 26 games made him the club's third top scorer, behind Shota Arveladze and Jari Litmanen. Ajax clinched the second title of the season with a 5–0 victory over PSV in the KNVB Cup final, with the Nigerian scoring the first goal.
Babangida's fortunes started to change towards the end of 1998. Having missed the start of the season with malaria, Babangida gradually lost his starting line-up position as Morten Olsen was looking to improve on the team's inconsistent performances both in the domestic league and in Europe. Babangida started two of his team's opening Champions League games. The European season, however, ended in disappointment as Ajax finished bottom of their group behind Olympiacos, Dinamo Zagreb and Porto. Overall, Babangida appeared in 18 league games for Ajax that season, starting only seven. He didn't feature in the Dutch Cup final where Ajax managed to retain the trophy after beating Fortuna Sittard in the final.
Babangida saw even less playing time after the 1999 season, as he made a mere eight appearances the following year and didn't play a single game in the first half of the 2000–01 season. In an attempt to offload the player, Ajax came to an agreement with the Turkish Süper Lig side Gençlerbirliği, who signed Babangida on a half-year loan deal until the end of the season.
The spell in Turkey, however, proved to be an unhappy time for Babangida and the Ankara side chose no to pursue their interest in the player once the loan deal expired. Looking for a move away from Netherlands, Babangida came close to signing with AJ Auxerre, but received a last-minute call from Ronald Koeman and agreed to join him at Vitesse instead. Another loan move followed. First team player under Koeman, Babangida subsequently lost his place in the starting line-up, when Ronald Koeman left for Ajax and was replaced by Edward Sturing.
He then signed a six-month loan deal with Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia in 2002, joining Bebeto and Titi Camara, but walked out of the team in November after disagreements with José Oscar Bernardi. Looking to resolve the deadlock with Ajax, Babangida returned to Amsterdam to continue negotiating a termination of his contract with the club. On 30 April 2003, three years since Babangida played his last game for the club, it was announced that both sides had come to an agreement and the player's contract was finally terminated.
As a free agent, Babangida underwent a successful trial at Chinese side Tianjin Teda in the summer of 2003. The move, however, was put off due to the outbreak of SARS in China, and Babangida signed with the second-tier side Changchun Yatai shortly after. His four goals in the second part of the season helped his team to the Jia B title and earned him a recall to the national team for their preparations for the 2004 African Cup of Nations. Babangida scored four more goals for Yatai the following season before retiring in 2004.
Babangida received his first call-up to the senior Nigeria national team for a pre-World Cup friendly against Romania in 1994. He then played in a friendly against Georgia, but did not make the final squad for 1994 World Cup.
Babangida's international chances were partly limited due to the fact that he often found himself behind Finidi George in the pecking order. He played an important role in his team's Olympic triumph in Atlanta in 1996, as Nigeria overcame tough resistance from Brazil and Argentina, packed with the likes of Dida, Roberto Carlos, Bebeto, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Hernan Crespo, Claudio López, Ariel Ortega and Diego Simeone among others. Babangida took part in Nigeria's 1998 World Cup campaign, playing a total of 120 minutes as he started one game and came on as a sub in the other three. He scored his team's only goal in the second-round defeat to Denmark. In January 2001, Babangida appeared in an exhibition game at the Yokohama International Stadium (known as the Nissan Stadium nowadays), playing for FIFA XI in a game against the unified team of Japan and South Korea.
Babangida only made his African Nations Cup debut in 2000 as Nigeria withdrew from the 1996 edition in South Africa due to political reasons and missed out on 1998 African Cup of Nations through disqualification. Babangida scored two spectacular goals against South Africa to put Nigeria through to the final against Cameroon, where they drew 2–2, before being narrowly defeated 3–4 on penalties. He appeared in all of his team's five games, starting two.
He then featured in Nigeria's run to the 2002 World Cup finals, scoring two important first-half goals against Ghana on the final day of the 2002 World Cup qualification, helping Nigeria seal the final African region World Cup berth.
Babangida played in all of his team's games at the 2002 Nations Cup, but was dropped ahead of the World Cup, alongside several other experienced players like Sunday Oliseh and Finidi George. He was recalled to the national team for the pre-Nations Cup training camp in Faro, Portugal in 2004, but did not make the final squad, making the 2002 Cup of Nations his last major international tournament.
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Azerbaijan 2012 is shaping up to be a memorable event when it kicks-off this weekend and the Flamingoes are not leaving anything to chance in their quest to clinch the title.
Yesterday, the team took time to practice set pieces and the coaches are leaving nothing to chance in bolstering the squad for glory.
The team will have one training session today for just an hour which will take place by 5pm at the venue for the Saturday’s match against Canada to enable them feel the turf of the stadium.
Meanwhile, ace sports journalist, Mitchell Obi who arrived Azerbaijan Thursday, took time off his busy schedule to accompany the Flamingoes to training.
Before training started, he addressed the girls and tasked them to go all out for glory when the tournament begins
"Seeing you girls, your youthfulness touches me. I believe you have what it takes to make Nigeria proud and I indulge you to hold nothing back but go for glory.
“We are all solidly behind you and the country as a whole wish you well. Let no team stand in your way in your quest for triumph here.
“The first time Nigeria won a trophy, it was the U- 17 men, so please make the difference and be the first female U-17 to win another trophy for Nigeria.
“Nigeria is set to celebrate with winners so please just do this and write your name in gold and make history” advised Obi.
Flamingoes play their first match this Saturday against Canada by 5:00pm local time which is 1:00pm Nigeria time.
The sponsors are coming back, we are in a happy moment, glo has just given a cheque of 350million naira today we Thank God.
U17/15 and all the other national team?
Its a great moment for the football family now, U20 Female got to the semi finals at the world cup, U17 female qualified too, most of our national teams are involved in one competition of the other infact the NFF has never had this in a longtime to qualify for all competitions the world is proud of us, we are doing pretty well and its a good moment
At the end of your tenure what do you want to be remembered for?
I would like to be remembered for bringing back the good days, NFF secretariat is underconstruction, its goung to have conference centre, etc it will be world class, at the end I want people to know that I've done so much and I believed I will be remembered.
NIgerians have not qualified for the nations cup and world cup, what are your plans?
I believe we are on course of course everything is ready and we are ready to qualify, we are determined.
What support do you need from Nigeria in order to achieve all your goals and objectives?
It will not be more than the normal day to day support and prayers, National teams doesn't belong to maigari they are made for nigerians and they are the stakeholders, they should come out enmasse to pray for the national team and they should look forward to seeing Nigeria win
How has the experience beign for you since you resume office 2years ago?
Infact its a combine life altogether some turbulences here and there, some happy moments here and there you have to expect in life some challenges but I want to believe but take my thinking and my knowledge most times, its a good thing sometimes I'm happy sometimes I'm not.
Come October 13 people are having nightmare already, so that it won't bw like Guinea/Nigeria match of last year are you under any pressure?
I'm not under any pressure in anyway because this is the last game of the campaign, we are forced to playdraw in monrovia but its part of the game but I want to assure you and assure the nation that oct 13 we will make Nigerians happy, we will sail through smoothly and qualify comfortably.
What are your major achievement since your resumption 2years ago?
The achievements are so obvious and are so visible, we are in the process of building super eagles, U20 female came 4th at the world cup, U17 qualified for the World cup, they're camping in portugal and will be going to azerbaijan tomorrow
When we lost againt malawi, how did he felt?
I felt bad because I was a footballer mysef so I've little knowlegde about the technical aspect and my way and style of administration I don't impose players on the coacj, if I notice anything, I regulate I don't impose player on any coach because its a very bad way of adinistration to impose players, keshi is the manager and the coach, he's in charge but its sad we lost the match
Is globacom cheque not coming late?
Nope its not coming late we are talking about money here 'monrovia, u20, South africa, U17 in camp in Portugal for 2weeks now, its money Super Eagles too its not late but it will be used to facilitate the arrangement
There's no natural pitch for us to play despite all the stadia in Nigeria, what plan do you have?
I don't have the capacity to say I can build a stadium if I have it I would have built it THE PRESIDENT HAS FORMED A COMITEE to reposition the whole sports on Nigeria headed by the finance minister, dg and sport ministers are members and I believe they will look into the stadium
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After the blogger has reported that Emmanuel Emenike is dating. 2 actresses at the sametime, I met with him in Abuja and asked for further information and he said 'oh Yes I saw the report and there's no truth in it, I don't know the girls in question and I've never met them in my life before that blogger is lying and she doesn't know what she's saying'
After much persuasion, he now said ' okay
If I'm dating 2 actresses at the sametimei think this time around I will make it a hattrick if that will satisfy them and stop them from fighting' he said that jokingly
I now said don't you think they are collecting your money? 'No they're not instead I am collecting from them'
Dear Readers this was the conversation that ensued between the both of
us that day, and its left to you to decide who the liar is.
Last spring, Usain Bolt caught a lot of flack in his native Jamaica for dating a white fashion designer named Lubica Slovak. But according to reports the Olympic gold medalist dumped her before the London Games.
And now it seems the worlds fastest man has moved on with British model Megan Edwards.
According to The UK’s Sun, the couple met about three months ago while they were both modeling Jamaica’s Olympic track uniforms.
If the rumors are true, we may be seeing a sex tape of one of the sexiest celebrity couples on earth.
Two of Shakira’s former employees are shopping a video they claim shows the pop singer and her boyfriend, FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique having sex on a boat.
According to Wagerweb The unidentified Colombian couple were said to have worked for Shakira for 11 years, and are asking for a six-figure payday for the 15-minute clip that features the arguably most talked about couple in Spain.
According to Spanish magazine Invervieu, a well respected Barcelona talent agent was given a preview of the X-rated footage from the two who allege they were unfairly dismissed after refusing to cook the singer a late-night meal, a claim Shakira’s legal team has denied.
“The video lasts about 15 minutes….it’s filmed with a cell phone, which I guess, belonged to Shakira’s employee who was at the helm of the boat that night. The images are not steady and it’s out of focus, but you can certainly tell that they were on a boat,” he said.
“It has low quality, the images move and are blurry…Shakira comes out from the lower cabin in bikini. Pique is by her side, you can also see some drinks and then they start to touch, romantically. Then let’s say things oveflow,” he added.
“Then, you can see a woman, who they say is Shakira, giving a man oral sex,” he said. “You can’t really tell, they wouldn’t let me grab the iPad where the video was being played. So, I started to suspect that the video had been edited, that it was all staged.”
During the interview, the agent also revealed that as he was watching it, he wasn’t completely sold on the legitimacy of the tape. Stating that, “the quality of the video was very bad.”
According to reports, the unidentified Colombian couple is selling the alleged sex tape to the highest bidder with $310,000 being the lowest asking price.
Pique and Shakira’s representatives have yet to neither confirm nor deny such footage actually exists.
- President of world football-governing body, Joseph S. Blatter has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to strive to keep the bulk of the U-20 Women National Team, Falconets that finished fourth at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Japan together so they can form the next Super Falcons.
Though they ended up with the wooden spoon among the four semi finalists, after a splendid run that saw them win three matches and draw one, Blatter said the Falconets played with purpose, vision and invention and should be encouraged.
“Your girls are very good players. Their creativity and strength bring a lot to the tournament, and it would be good to keep them together so they can take the steps to the next grade,” Mr. Blatter told NFF Executive Committee member and leader of delegation, Chief Effiong Johnson as the two sat alongside other dignitaries in the presidential box during Saturday’s finale in Tokyo.
Runners-up in the last edition in Germany two years ago, the Gloria Ofoegbu-led Falconets appeared to have lost their bite after edging Mexico 1-0 in a gruelling quarter final that went into extra time. A 2-0 defeat by eventual champions USA in the semi finals was followed by 1-2 loss to hosts Japan in the third place on Saturday.
But President Blatter insisted the girls were not disgraced and that their battling effort on Saturday against the host nation, especially in the second half, underscored tenacity and courage in front of a near full-house rooting for the opponents.
“Don’t be discouraged. You showed strength of character and capacity. You are a great credit to the women’s game”, Blatter told the Nigerian girls as he stood to applaud them in the stands after the medal-presentation ceremony at the Tokyo National Stadium.
“I thank you very much, Mr. Blatter, for appreciating our team’s efforts. I will inform the NFF President and other members of the Executive Committee about your charge when we return to Nigeria”, responded Chief Johnson.
The Falconets’ delegation to the finals in Japan will depart Tokyo on Sunday night aboard an Emirates Airline flight, to connect from Dubai to Lagos on Monday morning.
The Super Eagles was on Sunday officially decamped and are scheduled to resume camping in the first week of October for the October 13 crunch Nations Cup winner takes all tie against the Lone Star of Liberia in Calabar.
Head Coach, Stephen Keshi had after consulting with the NFF leadership, addressed the players at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja, when the team returned from Monrovia, Liberia and told them that they can go their way as camp has officially be dissolved. Those that will be needed for the Liberia return leg match will be notified early, he told the players. Most of the foreign based professionals, including team skipper, Joseph Yobo left after the talk and did not make it to the team Bolton White Apartment camp on Sunday morning.
The team arrived the Abuja Airport at about 6:30am in the morning after a stop-over in Lagos for refueling the IRS Airliner that took them to Monrovia for the match against Liberia. NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, was at the head of the delegation.
Team Secretary, Dayo Enebi Achor, said the NFF will take a decision on camping dates and place for the team later this week, but noted that a proposal that will see home-based resume camp ahead of their foreign counterparts is already been worked on.
Super Eagles players have been told in no uncertain terms that their display against Lone Star of Liberia, was a show of unprofessionalism and such will no longer be accepted, with Stephen Keshi declaring that he did not see enough fighting spirit in the players.
Keshi addressed the players at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia, moments after the encounter, when surging fans prevented the team from leaving the arena. He also took time off to mention some players who did not show enough professionalism in the green white colours of the Nigerian side and said anyone who is invited and knows he will not be able to show maturity and patriotism should henceforth stay away from the national team and he will thank such a players.
“I will appreciate players staying away and saying they cannot make it than for them to come and show Nigerians that we are not serious here. I recall that when we thought we were going to play on a synthetic pitch, I called Mikel Obi and he said its not healthy for him to play on such a pitch that is the type of maturity and honesty I want from all national team players”, he howled.
Keshi also told all the 22 players that went for the battle of Monrovia, that henceforth any player invited and can’t make it the appointed time to camp, should not bother to come late as he will not be welcomed. “Any player who cannot make it on time should just stay away, because we need all the time we can get to blend for our games, because the Nations Cup is just around the corner”, he said.
The former Anderletch of Belgium and Strasbourg of France big defence cover, said he can no longer watch the national team pick draws when victory is at the window. “With this attitude on the pitch from top professionals that are in this collection, we won’t excel at the Nations Cup, that is what we want to stop”, he said.