Enyimba get healthy first leg advantage
The only surviving Nigerian club still in African competitions , Enyimba FC, on Sunday in Port Harcourt beat Etoile du Sahel 3-0 in the first leg of their two-legged encounter to emphasize their readiness to make it to the CAF Champions League stage. And the hero for the Aba side was Mfon Udoh, who scored all three goals to take his tally for the season in the competition to seven.
Another Russian athlete falls to dope
Tatyana Lysenko, A Russian Olympic and double world hammer champion has become the latest athlete from Russia to be suspended for doping. The IAAF announced that the 2012 Olympic gold medallist had tested positive for a banned substance. Lysenko, 32, what previously served a two-year ban for steroid use in 2007 continues to be banned from international athletics competition after evidences of systematic doping were found by WADA last year.
Cesare Maldini dies aged 84
Legendary AC Milan defender, Cesare Maldini died aged 84. The father of another Italy legend, Paolo Maldini, won four Scudetti and one European Cup. He also played for Italy in the 1962 World Cup whilst he also coached his country at the 1998 World cup. He has the distinction of lading Italy’s U-21 team to three consecutive European titles between 1992 and 1996.
Joshua claims IBF Heavyweight title
Nigeria-born Anthony Olaseni Joshua is the new IBF heavyweight boxing champion after he knocked out Charles Martin in the second round at the O2 Arena on Saturday. The 26-year-old, who has Nigerian parents and grew up in Lagos became the first boxer in history to hold the Olympic super-heavyweight crown and a version of the world heavyweight title simultaneously as he won gold at the London 2012 Games.
And minutes after his hands were lifted up, Joshua said, “I’m only a quarter of the way towards becoming the undisputed world champion.
Ronaldo scores at least 30 league goals for sixth consecutive season
It’s the sixth season in a row that the Portuguese phenomenon has scored 30 league goals or more for Madrid; netting, what now looks, a pithy 26 in his first year with the club. The goal machine is showing no signs of slowing down with age, Ronaldo’s record in the last six seasons are as follows: 10/11 (41), 11/12 (46), 12/13 (34), 13/14 (31) and 14/15 (48).Although 30 goals is an amount most strikers can only dream of, Ronaldo will undoubtedly be looking to add to that tally this season and win another award to place in his ever-growing trophy cabinet in the process. It is not just Ronaldo’s goals that demonstrate his contribution to Real Madrid, however, with the forward only one behind Luis Suarez in the assists table with 11 and counting.
Schumacher Jnr. follows father’s motor steps
Mick Schumacher appears to be following in his father’s footsteps after winning the first stage of the Formula Four championship. Schumacher Snr., a seven-time Formula One champion is still recovering from a terrible skiing accident suffered two years ago that left him in a coma, but that accident has not stopped his 17-year-old son from a racing career, as he claimed victory in the opening race of the season on the Misano track, after starting in second place behind Marcos Siebert.
United caught in traffic and spanked
Manchester United spent almost three hours in traffic on Sunday as they strove to get to White Hart Lane for their meeting with Tottenham Hotspurs. They finally got there 30 minutes before the encounter was to begin and the match had to be shifted forward by 30 minutes. That delay did not stop the spanking they received and a jolt on their chase for a Champions League spot.
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