Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the
The Federal Government has rejected Edo state government's threat of stopping the National Sports Festival due to lack of funds. Decwncy Global News reported that the Local Organizing Committee of the event had threatened to shut down the event by 12pm today April 8 following the failure of the federal government to release funds for the event which has been on for the past one week. However in a statement released by Assistant Director Press Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Ramon Balogun, the federal government stated that it is unaware of any threat by the state government to shut down the sports festival. The Ministry also said that it is expected that the Edo State Government would formally invite them for a meeting should any
Prof Yemi Osinbajo According to a report by SaharaReporters, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President, could not attend the official opening of the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State on Tuesday, because his plane was affected by bad weather. The Vice President was reported to have just left Imo State and was expected in Edo for the opening. A heavy storm, however, around Benin airport in Edo State forced his aircraft to make a detour. Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed the situation in his address at the “Edo 2020” opening ceremony. “His plane had to be diverted due to the bad weather,” the governor said, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Secretive State of North Korea has reportedly decided to drop out of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics due to concerns its athletes could contract coronavirus. North Korea decided to sever ties with the outside world in 2020 to prevent an influx of coronavirus cases in the country. The country has not reported a single case of Covid-19, and there have been no indications one has taken place, though health experts doubt Pyongyang's claim the country has not seen a single case of the virus. According to a report published Tuesday, April 6, on DPRK Sports, a state media outlet focused on sports affairs, North Korean officials announced that the country would not be participating in this summer's Games in order to "protect players
West Brom has beating Chelsea FC five goals to two at Stanford bridge. Thiago Silva was sent off in the 29th minute on his first game since February 4 Before today, Chelsea were undefeated and hadn't conceded a single goal at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel. Then they conceded five in defeat to 19th-placed West Brom More details shortly...
Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles forward, has extended his Leicester City contract for another three years. Iheanacho, who has been on a goalscoring run for the Foxes, will stay with the Midland side till 2024. “Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024,” the Foxes said. Iheanacho,who joined Brendan Rodgers’ side from Manchester City in 2017 , said he is excited about the extension. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” he said. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, but there’s a lot of people here that are
Kelechi Iheanacho Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named March’s Premier League player of the month. The Nigerian international, 24, scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United. Iheanacho, who became a regular partner with Jamie Vardy in front following the absence of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, also scored league goals in the 2-1 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw against Burnley. The young striker won the award ahead of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham's Jesse Lingard, Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton's Leandro
Manchester City star legend, Sergio Aguero has announced he will leave the club at the end of the season. The 32-year-old striker's contract expires at the end of the season and he has been told it will not be renewed after making 14 appearances so far this season due to injuries and illness. The Argentine international, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club. "When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise," Aguero said in a statement. "A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons—unusual for a professional player in this day and age. "... As for myself I will
Former Fifa president, Sepp Blatter has been given a new ban of six years and eight months from football. Blatter, 85, who is already banned from football, was handed the new punishment for multiple breaches of FIFA’s ethics code. The ban will come into force when his current suspension ends in October. FIFA’s former secretary-general, Jerome Valcke, was also handed the same punishment. The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of Fifa’s ethics code and comes into force when a current suspension ends in October, Fifa said. The same length of the suspension has been imposed on the organization’s former secretary-general Jérôme Valcke. Both men have been fined 1m Swiss francs (almost £780,000), Fifa said. A statement from Fifa read: “The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finally signed a lucrative two-fight deal for the biggest clash in British boxing history for the undisputed heavyweight title. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to Sportsmail that all the paperwork has been completed, exchanged, and signed for two mega-fights, with the first scheduled for this summer. A date and venue is expected to be finalised in the next three weeks to a month, with late June or early July the prime options for the opening showdown. Hearn told Sportsmail: ‘All sides have now put pen to paper on what will be the biggest fight in boxing. ‘We will now collectively look at the best site deal. We have had a lot of offers and now we will go