Manchester United Player Odion Ighalo Reminisce On His Broke Days In Ajegunle

Manchester United player Odion Ighalo has revealed how he couldn’t afford having his name printed on the back of his Manchester United jersey when he was a kid because he was broke.


Ighalo who earns 130,000 pounds a week at Manchester United, joined the club from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in January and is reportedly set to be handed a new permanent contract over his good displays for the club.
 

Ighalo now reminiscing on his past life, as a broke young Ajegunle boy, said;

“I had a United jersey but no player name on the back,” he told Inside United, the official club magazine.

“It was one of the old blue ones but definitely no name on the back. You have to pay to put names on the back and there was no money to pay for that! I just got the United top.

“It was a blue one but a long time ago. I can’t remember as I was very, very young.”

Ighalo also remembered the first time he played at Old Trafford with former team Watford in March, 2016, his second visit to the Theatre of Dreams.

“When did I first set my eyes on it?” he said. “It was in 2013 when I came to see the stadium, to visit it and go around, taking pictures outside the stadium. The first time I played there was for Watford in 2016.

”Manchester United is a big club. When I saw that, I was amazed. I was outside the stadium and I took pictures. Then I played there with Watford, against United, and it made me even more happy. I came out of the stadium and stood looking at it.

“This is the stadium you have been watching back home when you were young and now you’re playing here for Watford against Man United. It feels good.

“And even now, playing for United? It’s making even greater moments for me.“

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Again, Liverpool Star Saido Mane Donate £41,000 To Senegalese To Fight Coronavirus

Liverpool of England and Senegal striker Saido Mane has donated a whooping £41,000 to a health organization fighting the spread of coronavirus in Senegal as the West African nation comes to grips with the global pandemic.

Senegal has 27 confirmed cases of the deadly virus, with two recoveries and according to the player’s agent who spoke to BBC, the CAF player of the year made the donations ‘spontaneously’

Mane also took to social media to tell Senegalese people to take the virus ‘extremely seriously’, before giving them tips on how to avoid the disease by applying ‘disinfectant or wash their hands for at least 30 seconds’. 

Mane is known for his generosity and philanthropic gesture, his love for his nation Senegal is unexplainable.

FG Approves The Postponment Of Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, Amid Coronavirus Virus

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the national sports festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, announced this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after a meeting with Buhari.

He said the postponement was due to the Coronavirus pandemic, adding the decision was arrived at after “close consultations with the Ministry of Health”.

Dare visited Buhari with the Minister of State, Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora.

According to him, over 11,000 athletes from different locations are to participate on the sports festival, it would be better to take a precaution than taking the risk which could lead to further spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Breaking News Iran Banned From Hosting International Football March

Breaking News Iran Banned From Hosting International Football March.

Iran’s football federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil.

The federation said it received a letter from the Asian Football Confederation saying that all matches involving Iranian teams will be held in a third country.

The Iranians did not say if any reason was given or if the decision is related to the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner last week, which killed all 176 people on board.

The AFC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Iran is fully ready to host various teams as it has repeatedly proven during the past several years,” Amirmahdi Alavi, a spokesman for the Iranian federation, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

He pointed to Iran’s hosting of the 2018 AFC Champions League final at Azadi Stadium in the capital, Tehran, as an example. He also said the Sports Ministry has provided the required security guarantees to the AFC.

Iran’s federation, which has four teams in the AFC Champions League, said it would meet with AFC officials to express its opposition to the decision.

2020 National Sports Festival: Edo holds state championship, as Obaseki lights up unity torch

2020 National Sports Festival: Edo holds state championship, as Obaseki lights up unity torch

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has lit the unity torch for the state’s sporting championships with athletes drawn from the 18 local government areas of the state, ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled for the first quarter of the year.

The unity torch was presented to the governor by Vice Chairman, Team Edo, Mrs. Anehita Emeya, at Government House in Benin City, on Wednesday.

After receiving the torch, Governor Obaseki said, “I have the unique pleasure to light up the Edo 2020 Sports Festival unity torch.”

The governor afterwards handed over the symbolic torch to the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Phillip Shaibu, who also passed the unity torch to the Chairman, Edo State Sports Commission, Godwin Dudu-Orumen. The Sports Commission Chairman passed the torch to athletes who will travel with it across the 18 LGAs of the state.

The Edo Sports Festival is expected to commence on February 10. The festival is organised to select athletes that will represent the state at the 2020 National Sports Festival, being hosted by the state.

Humility: Liverpool’s star Sadio Mane Who Earn £150,000 Weekly Spotted Using iPhone With Broken Screen (view photos)

For a player, who according to The Guardian earns £150,000 per week in the Premier League, it is extremely strange to see him carrying around an iPhone with a broken screen guard.

That is the story of Liverpool star Sadio Mane who was spotted carrying an iPhone with a broken screen guard before Liverpool walloped Leicester City 4-0 on Boxing day.

Mane’s annual salary of around £7.8million puts him behind Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino in Liverpool’s list of highest earners.

Salah leads the way in the Reds squad of highest earners with £200,000 per week salary, followed by Firmino and centre-back Virgil van Dijk on £180,000.

But it is Senegalese’s Mane who seems to be getting everyone’s attention this season due to his humility.

‘Naija Football Fan Zone’ Fans seemed extremely shocked to see Mane walk into the King Power Stadium with a broken screen after the photo made its way to Twitter.

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Breaking News: West Ham Manager Sacked After Being Defeated on Saturday by Leicester City 2-1

Breaking News: West Ham Manager Sacked After Being Defeated by Leicester City 2-1

The Hammers’ latest defeat on Saturday leaves them 17th, one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Pellegrini departs after 18 months in charge, having been appointed in May 2018 on a three-year deal.

He led them to 10th last season but becomes the sixth Premier League manager to lose his job this campaign.

As well as their poor form in the league, West Ham were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League One side Oxford United, losing 4-0 in September.

West Ham won 24 of their 64 matches under the Chilean, losing 29.

41-year old man arrested by British police over allege racist attack on Fred in Manchester Darby.

Sports update: 41-year old man arrested by British police over allege racist attack on Fred in Manchester Darby.

British police on Sunday arrested a 41-year-old man after a video posted on social media showed a supporter apparently making racist gestures during Saturday’s Manchester derby.

“Police were called to a report of a supporter making alleged racist gestures and sounds towards players during the Manchester City and Manchester United derby,” said Greater Manchester Police in a statement.

“A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order and remains in custody for questioning.”

Stay tuned for more details about this.

MANCHESTER UNITED star Fred attacked by racist in the Manchester derby.

MANCHESTER UNITED star Fred blamed “a backward society” as the reason behind the alleged racial abuse he received in the derby.

Footage appeared to show a Man City supporter making a monkey gesture and shouting “black bud” as the Brazilian and Jesse Lingard strode over to a take a corner during United’s 2-1 win at The Etihad on Saturday.

Fred has blamed a ‘backward society’ as the reason behind the alleged racial abuse he suffered in the Manchester derby.

Sports: Patrick Day dies at 27 after sustaining injury from a fight against Charles conwell.

Boxer Patrick Day has died after he sustained head injuries in a fight on Saturday night against fellow American Charles Conwell.

The 27-year-old was knocked out in the 10th round of his super-welterweight bout in Chicago and fell into a coma, with his promoter confirming Day’s death on Wednesday “surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team”.
“He was a son, brother, and good friend to many,” said a statement from Lou DiBella.

“Pat’s kindness, positivity, and generosity of spirit made a lasting impression with everyone he met. Patrick Day didn’t need to box. He came from a good family, he was smart, educated, had good values and had other avenues available to him to earn a living.
However he chooses to be a boxer due to the passion he has for it.

However Charles Conwell express pain and bitterness as he speaks ” although I never want to lose the fight but it wasn’t my intention to claim his life” .