Archive for July 15th, 2019

Trending: All you want to read about Super Eagles vs Algeria

AFCON 2019: Nigeria not favourites — RohrSuper Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team lost to a better side in the semifinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Riyad Mahrez’s goal from a free-kick at the edge of the box, with seconds left to play, condemned Nigeria to a 2-1 defeat and steered Algeria to their first AFCON Final match in 29 years.

Rohr told newsmen during a post-match interview that it was a game of two halves, adding however that Algeria were the better side at the end of the day.

“Until the last minute, Algeria had a better first half than us, but we came back a much better team in the second half.

“Unfortunately, we conceded a goal in the last minute. I think the players wanted to go to extra-time believing that perhaps Algeria will get tired and we could win the match in extra time

“It was a wonderful game. We lost it, so we are not happy. Congrats to the winners. They were the better team in the first half.

“We scored an own goal. We were unlucky but we came back like we have always done all the time in this tournament.

“When we found ourselves in a difficult situation, we always reacted and we did that also today coming back through a penalty and playing a better second half.

“But a wonderful free-kick from a football genius made the difference.

“In our last game, we won in the last minute against South Africa and today we lost. That’s football, ” he said.

Coach Djamel Belmadi of Algeria on his part said his side had a tough game against a tough opponent, adding that it had to take the quality of Mahrez to decide the result of the match.

“We knew that it would be a tough game because of the quality of our opponents and the tough game we had against Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday.

“My boys had an amazing first half. So, we deserved at that time to score a goal and I think we could have scored even more goals.

“Then in the second half, we had a difficult moment for about 15 minutes, we were under pressure.

“I think we played too deep and didn’t apply enough pressure on our opponents due to fatigue on my players and the quality of course of our opponents.

“Then came the penalty which I think my players showed great character and mental strength to come back and fought until the end to score the decisive goal.

“We however had some situations in the second half, maybe not clear cut chances where I think we could have scored another goal with a little more accuracy.

“Then the free-kick arrived and of course with the quality of players like Riyad Mahrez, it’s a massive chance at goal and thank God we made it count,” he said.

Nigeria will now take on 2004 champions Tunisia in the third place match at the Al Salam Stadium on Wednesday, while Algeria take on Senegal in Friday’s final at the Cairo International Stadium.

Club Royale top manager, Lau Lau buys new car

Club Royal Club manager, Lau Lau has bought new ride.

The former talents manager cum club manager unveils his new ride, White Totota Camry worth N2.7m.  He posted this on his Instagram page @laulausigned .

“Thank God for the progress. May God help people that elevate me also. We are moving on. I give God the glory”, he said.

Lau Lau has been working at Club Royal for the past eight years.

 

BBNaija update: Why Esther became first female ‘pepperdem’ Head of House

BBNaija Esther

Though lots of people have been asking reasons Esther would suddenly become head of the house at the on going Big Brother Reality show, `pepper dem’ .

Esther becomes the first female  Head of House (HoH) for the fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prior to her win on Monday, the position had been occupied by two make housemates, Jeff and Nelson.

Esther became victorious by winning the ‘‘Memory Challenge’ where housemates were required to memories the numbers of cards found in the house for 20 minutes.

After the 20 minutes elapsed, the housemates moved to the Arena where Big Brother made a twist to the game.

According to Biggie, the housemates were a bit too uptight so he decided to spice things up. He made then dance to music for five minutes.

After dancing, Biggie asked the housemates to guess the location of the numbers in the housent and any housemate who guessed wrongly the location of the numbers would leave the Arena.

The first casualties were Frodd, Tacha, and Mercy. Tuoyo got disqualified for the second time in two weeks for talking to Omashola during the task.

Jeff and Mike both got disqualified after breaking the rules. Nelson, Sir Dee, Khafi and Thelma all got axed as they couldn’t keep up with identifying the numbers at the correct locations.

Omashola, Ike, Jackye, Gedoni, Seyi all could not get their locations correctly with Esther reading all locations correctly, making her the head of house.

NAN reports that the Head Of House position comes with 250 Bet9ja coins and the special room where the winner will stay for a week.

Rape allegations update: Christian Association of Nigeria leaders visit COZA, pledge support for Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Image result for Biodun FatoyinboThe Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has pledged to stand and support the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, who has been accused of rape by wife of singer, Timi Dakolo, Busola, and another anonymous lady.

Recall that Busola granted an interview where she alleged that Fatoyinbo who was her Pastor when she was much younger, raped her in her father’s apartment when she was 17 and went on to have sex with her a few other times. The news was greeted with widespread condemnation and even a protest was staged in front of COZA church in Abuja and Lagos. Fatoyinbo was forced to step aside as the Senor Pastor of the Church. He released a statement, denying the allegation and vowing to challenge his accusers in court.

During the church’s service yesterday Sunday July 14th, the president of CAN Abuja, Reverend Jonah Samson and CAN President North Central, Reverend Israel Akanji, came visiting where they spoke to the congregation, pledging their support and prayers for Fatoyinbo and COZA church as they face this hard times.

In his speech, Reverend Jonah said CAN is behind Fatoyinbo and COZA as they stand this trying period.

”I assure you that we are with you and we will continue to be with you. We are in support of the church. We are in support of your pastor. We stand by him. and this church will continue to match forward. The I declare that the gates of hell shall not prevail against this church in the mighty name of Jesus” Reverend Jonah said

 

 

On his part, Reverend Akanji in his speech, said Jesus expects his followers to be like the good Samaritan who was there to give help to a wounded soldier and not turn his back on such a soldier. He also pledged his support to Fatoyinbo and COZA, adding that many Christians were praying for them.Image result for Biodun Fatoyinbo

How woman slept with brother-in-law thinking it was my husband, woman revealed in court

Image result for picture of a black depressed womanA trader, Mrs Kuditat Ajayi,52, told an Igando Customary Court that she slept with her brother-in-law because she thought he was her husband.

Ajayi’s husband, Akande, is seeking the dissolution of their 35-year-old marriage, accusing her of infidelity.

”I was in bed in the night when my husband’s younger brother came to the house my husband rented for me.

“I thought it was my husband who normally come to the house at that particular time between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to play and sleep with me.

“It was after he finished making love to me that I realised that he was not my husband.

“When I queried him, he claimed that my husband had traveled that was why he came to have sex with me.

“I reported the case to my brother’s wife, who advised me not to tell my brother so that peace can reign in the family.”

The respondent said that her husband treats the children of the other wives better than hers.

The mother of four denied being fetish as claimed by husband.

Ajayi prayed the court not to grant her husband’s wish for the dissolution of their marriage that she still love him.

The petitioner, Akande, approached the court to terminate his 35-year-old marriage accusing wife of infidelity.

He said that his wife was wayward and adulterous that her man friend was claiming paternity of one of their children.

“When I married her, I rented an apartment for her because I have other wives and I don’t want them to live together.

“I started hearing from people in the area that my wife was having affair with a man, initially I ignored it until her lover came claiming ownership of one of my children.

“The man eventually came to the house but I refused to open the door for him.

“When I questioned my wife, she confessed that the man slept with her but it did not result in pregnancy.”

The 71-year-old businessman said that his wife was fetish.

“I once caught her burying something in my compound, I accosted her and tried to remove what she buried there but I could not.

“I went out before I returned, she had cemented the place.”

He begged the court to end the marriage that he was no longer interested that the love he once had for her had faded.

The president of the court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, urged the two parties to maintain peace and adjourned the case until Aug.22 for judgment.

Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following £108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No 17

Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following ?108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No. (Photos)Antoine Griezmann has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player after completing his  £108million move from Atletico Madrid last week Friday.

The 28-year-old France star signed a five-year deal with Barcelona that includes a staggering buy-out clause of £717million.

Griezmann who was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time yesterday will wear the No 17 shirt for his new club.

Addressing the media at the Nou Camp, Griezmann said: ‘I’m very excited to be here. I’m accepting a big challenge. I’m ready for what’s coming up.’

‘It’s a new challenge. I always try to better myself and break out of my comfort zone. I want to win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League – which is missing from my CV.’

Speaking about Lionel Messi, Griezmann said: ‘Messi is someone for every footballer to look up to. It’s a source of incredible happiness to be able to play alongside him.’Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following ?108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No. (Photos)

 

Samson Siasia’s Mother kidnapped in Bayelsa

Image result for Samson SiasiaIt has been reported that gunmen has kidnapped ex-Super Eagles Player, Coach, Samson Siasia’s Mother.

It was gathered that she was kidnapped about 2 am on Monday at her residence at Adoni community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.

According to reports, she was kidnapped about 2 am on Monday at her residence at Adoni community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. Attempt to speak with the state Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim has been unsuccessful.

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