Friday, January 20, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Proves There's Nothing He Can't Do. See What Happened

Cristiano Ronaldo has proved there's nothing he can't do. The FIFA World best players was filmed as he scored basket with his foot while doing PULL-UPS. The Real Madrid star was getting bored with working out at home so decided to enhance his work-out with some kick-ups
After completing a few kick-ups with ease he flicked the ball with his foot towards a small basketball hoop. And guess what happened... he scored a nice two-point shot.

The video was captured by PokerStars and it's the latest offering from the Real Madrid star tasked with pushing the limits of his unnatural, natural ability.

Nigerian Female Wrestler, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Wins Big In India. Photo

2015 World Championship bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye has won the Pro Wrestling League season two with Punjab Royals, despite losing her first fight of the campaign to Sweden's Sofia Mattsson in the final held on Thursday in India. The Nigerian wrestling sensation, whose performance at this year's edition of the competition helped his team enrout to retaining their title however lost her final match 4-3 to the Swedish.
In a replay of their bout at last year's Rio Olympics, Sofia took a 1-0 lead in the first round thanks to a passivity point against Odunayo. The Punjab grappler managed to draw level at 1-1 before taking the lead. But Sofia equalised at 3-3. The final seconds saw high drama when Odunayo claimed a pushout.

Her appeal was rejected by the judges following television replays and a penalty point was awarded to Sofia thus handing victory to the Rio Olympics bronze medalist.

In the current ranking released by the United World Wrestling, Grand Prix Champion climbed one place to Number 7 after a winning the 55kg crown at the Golden Grand Prix Final.

Punjab Royals produced a dramatic comeback to edge out Haryana Hammers 5-4 in the final of the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium.

Photo-Credit; Emeka Ohagu

FIFA Appoints NFF President Into Organising Committee for Competitions...

World football ruling body, FIFA, has appointed the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions.
Hitherto, the world body had different committees for organization of its several competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U20 World Cup, FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, FIFA U17 World Cup, FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Pinnick was a member of the Organising Committee for the FIFA U20 World Cup.

However, at its 66th Congress in Mexico City last year, and in accordance with the revised FIFA Statutes that came into force on April 27, 2016, the model of the standing committees was reviewed, cutting the number from 26 to 9.

The new model has only the following committees: Governance, Finance, Development, Member Associations, Referees, Players’ Status, Football Stakeholders, Medical, Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions.

Pinnick’s letter of appointment, dated January 18, 2017 and signed by Fatma Samoura, the Secretary General, read: “We are very pleased to inform you that you have been appointed member of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions. We wish you our sincere congratulations on this appointment.

“The FIFA administration is at your disposal through the following Administration Officer, who will be in contact with you regarding the upcoming meetings and any further aspects relating to your office as member of this committee: Colin Smith, Chief Competitions Officer.

“We wish you great success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon to Zurich.”

The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions is headed by the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Aleksander Ceferin.

The tenure of members is for 2017-2021.

In line with the new FIFA reforms, each proposed member of any of the committees was made to go through a comprehensive integrity check conducted by several organisations of global relevance and stature.

Pinnick’s appointment, and in particular the thorough and painstaking checks that he passed with full marks, has been described as big thumbs–up for Nigerian football.

Stakeholders in the sector believe it puts out the light on the unsavoury innuendoes putting the country’s game under a cloud.

As a member of the CAF Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, Pinnick is presently at the 31st Africa Cup finals ongoing in Gabon, and will be match commissioner for Saturday’s potentially explosive West African derby between Mali and Ghana.

The new member of the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions rose through the ranks of football administration.

He rose from board member to second vice chairman, first vice chairman and chairman of Delta State Football Association, to Executive Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission before his election as President of Nigeria Football Federation in September 2014.

Pinnick is also a candidate for election into the Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF) which will take place at the 39th Ordinary General Assembly of the organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 16, 2017.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo's Pretty Girlfriend Watches Him As He Loses At Bernabeu. Photos

Cristiano Ronaldo's pretty girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez was at the Santiago Bernabeu to watch her man in action. The Spanish model was in the stands at the Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in the Copa del Rey at the hands of Celta.
The Spanish model tried to hold her interest in the game as she sat alongside the Portugal striker's good friend Ricky Regufe.

However, Rodriguez looked a little bit subdued, as, like Madrid, she struggled through the 90 minutes.

World's Highest Paid Footballer, Carlos Tevez Mobbed As He Lands In China. Photos

Carlos Tevez was greeted by thousands of fans after the world's best-paid player arrived in Shanghai on Thursday morning. The experienced striker who is on more money than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo landed at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and police struggled to get the star through the terminal.
The former West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City player signed for Shanghai Shenhua in a mega-money move believed to be worth an astonishing £615,000 per week.

It saw the 32-year-old leave boyhood club Boca Juniors and become the latest capture by a Chinese club following Oscar's move from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for £52million.

Nigerian Football Wonderkid Shuns Nigeria For England....

Everton rave of the moment Ademola Lookman says he is happy representing the English national team, in his first interview since his goal scoring debut in Everton’s 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City.According to online reports there has been interest from Nigeria on holding talks with the talented 19 year old, who has represented England at various youth levels to switch to Nigeria at senior level, but it appears those speculations are way off the mark.
Lookman on his part, while speaking on what prepared him for the goal scoring debut he had, pointed out the experience he had with the English youth team as one which prepared him for life in the Premier League.

“I have progressed a lot the last few years, I have a very sweet experience at Charlton, learning and working my way up, which I believe is why am at Everton”, Lookman said. “Playing for England U-19s has also helped my career a lot. It got me exposed and there’s a whole joy that comes from playing international football, something I experienced with England”.

See Photos Of The Female Bodybuilder Arrested In Iran For Posting "Nude" Pictures....

An Iranian bodybuilder has been arrested after publishing selfie of her muscles on social media which were deemed to be 'nude'. The woman, who is accused of breaking the Islamic Republic's strict rules on nudity, has been locked up in prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (£50), according to the Mizanonline news agency.
She has not been identified but it is thought she may be Shirin Nobahari, one of two women who took part in an international competition and were reported in September to have been warned about selfies which they posted afterwards.

Ms Nobahari's Instagram account, which users the moniker Shirin Muscleking, contains a number of photographs and videos of her showing off her biceps and lifting weights.

The Iranian judiciary's own news agency said today: 'One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested.'

In Iran 'nude' can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs, that must be covered in public.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

AFCON 2017: NFF President, Amaju Pinnick Dumps Nigeria For Ghana. Photo

As the Super Eagles failed to pick a ticket for the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, going on in Gabon, the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, has declared his support for the Black Stars of Ghana. Pinnick has shown solidarity with Ghana in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign as they look to win a fifth title in Gabon.
Pinnick’s administration has seen the Super Eagles miss two AFCON tournaments.

The Eagles lifted the title in 2013 but missed out of Equatorial Guinea 2015 and Gabon 2017.

Ghana will begin their campaign against Uganda at the Stade de Port-Gentil on Tuesday.

The NFF boss paid a courtesy call to the Black Stars’ camp yesterday ahead of their clash with the Cranes.

The Ghana FA tweeted, “@thenff Prez @PinnickAmaju visits the #BlackStars & @UgandaCranes to offer his support ahead of their start of their #afcon2017 campaign.”pin1

Mikel Obi Plays Down Comparison Between His New Club And Chelsea....

Nigeria captain, Mikel John Obi has said that coaching at his new club, Tianjin Teda is as good as at his former club, Chelsea FC . Mikel spent 10 years with the Blues working under top class coaches like Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Felipe Scolari, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte.
The midfielder joined Tianjin Teda early this month and is already impressed with the level of coaching at the Chinese Super League side, as done by his new manager Jamie Pacheco.

“I do not think there is a lot of difference in the level of coaches now,” Mikel said, adding “I think (Jamie) Pacheco is a high level coach, and he was a very good player.

“Training is done very well, with a very high level.”

Mikel has already made three appearances for Tianjin Teda in pre-season games against German sides Borrusia Mochengladbach, St. Pauli and Romanian top side Dinamo Bucuresti. He was on target in his club’s defeat against St. Pauli on Saturday.

Stunning Model Strips In Front Of Stamford Bridge In Honour Of CHELSEA. Photos

Chelsea are gaining a lot of new fans with their performances this season – and they can add the former Miss BumBum England to that list. Jessica Lopes, a Brazilian model, has pledged her allegiance to Antonio Conte’s table-toppers with a saucy photo shoot in the club grounds.
The gorgeous blonde posed in a Blues’ strip outside Stamford Bridge and braved freezing temperatures to the delight of passing fans.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chelsea Outcast, Diego Costa Welcomed Back To First Team After Bust-up With Coach. Photos

Chelsea outcast Diego Costa returned to first-team training today – with a warm embrace from fitness coach Julio Tous who he had an angry bust-up with last week. The Spanish striker – joint-top scorer in the Premier League – looked delighted to be back in the matchday squad after several days of training alone.
Costa, 28, cut a lonely figure on Monday as he worked on his fitness at Chelsea’s training HQ in Cobham, Surrey, while the rest of the players had a day off following their 3-0 win at Leicester.

But it was very different story today as he joined his table-topping team-mates for a session earlier today.

He was welcomed back into the fold by Blues boss Antonio Conte and kissed and made up with ex-Italian international fitness coach Tous.
Costa then launched into a hard training session with the squad including captain John Terry, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Willian and David Luiz.

The ex-Atletico Madrid star was axed from the Chelsea squad for their trip to Leicester on Saturday after a falling out with Conte.

Costa did not train with the rest of the squad for the past three days after a row with Tous over the extent of a back injury.

Chelsea feared his head has been turned by a staggering £30million-a-year offer from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjin.

Footballer Who Survived Colombia Plane Crash Takes His First Steps Since The Disaster. Pics

A footballer who survived the Colombia plane crash has taken his first steps since the disaster. Brazilian Helio Neto was one of just six people pulled alive from the wreckage of the jet which crashed down in November, killing 71 - including most of the Chapecoense football team.
Video has now emerged showing the 31-year-old, who was reading a Bible extract before the plane went down on its approach to the city of Medellin, walking around without using crutches.

Neto can be seen carefully but steadily taking a few steps, guided by a physiotherapist who holds his hands.

He smiles at his success in the video, which has been shared thousands of times in his homeland.

He said later: 'I think I will be able to play again soon. With the help of God, I will be on the field soon with the Chapecoense shirt.'

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Cat And Dog Disrupt Match After Invading The Pitch During A League Game. Photos

Cat and dog invaded a top flight Mexican league game -providing boundless entertainment for spectators. During a Liga MX game between second placed Pachuca and 16th placed Chiapas, a dog invaded the pitch just after the hour mark.
The dog appeared out of nowhere gallantly bouncing its way onto the pitch past several players. The dog made its own way off the turf as a steward was forced to use his belt as a lead.

The game resumed... but only for 20 minutes.

In the 85th minute the game was stopped yet again. This time a cat was the center of attraction. But unlike the dog, the cat just chilled on the side soaking up the atmosphere.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Neymar Beats Lionel Messi To Become The Most Valuable Player In Europe. See Full List

A list judging which world footballers are the most valuable has been published, with Neymar knocking Lionel Messi off the top of the pile. Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe - worth about £216m - according to a new study which values 10 players at more than 100m euros.
The Barcelona striker is ahead of team-mate Lionel Messi, who is valued by academics at £149m.
The only England players in the top 10 are Tottenham duo Harry Kane (worth £122m) and Dele Alli (£96m).

Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United for a record £89m in the summer, is worth £136.4m.
The study has been carried out by a team of academics from the CIES Football Observatory, using a transfer value algorithm.

They have calculated the value using criteria that includes player performance and characteristics, such as age and length of contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Ballon d'Or winner and Fifa's world's best player, is seventh on the list at £111m, with Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale 14th and valued at £73.8m, less than the £85.3m he cost the La Liga side in 2013.

Pogba is the only player in the top five not based in Spain, with Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann third at £132m and Barcelona's Luis Suarez fifth (£127m).