Friday, July 21, 2017
SASCOC, Tubby Reddy
The chief executive of SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, Tubby Reddy looks as if he’ll be fired pretty soon for grossly inappropriate misconduct. He is under investigation for sending lewd images and messages to female staff. Reddy is facing charges of sexual harassment from the internal disciplinary commission, and SASCOC’s board were said to have met on Wednesday to decide how they’ll...
Chicharito
West Ham announced it has agreed to terms for the transfer of striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, with the Mexican international set to fly to London to agree personal terms and take a medical. Let go by Manchester United in August 2015 for £7.3 million, Hernandez had a brilliant 2015-16 season with Bayer, netting 17 goals in...
Akwa United, Abdu Maikaba
It is not often in the Nigeria Professional Football League you see an away side so disappointed despite getting a point at a difficult ground. However, Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba and his reliable defender Emmanuel Ariwa in separate chats to npfl.ng echoed each other's disappointment at not getting the maximum points against Abia Warriors in a Matchday 30 fixture...
Enugu Rangers, MFM FC
Enugu Rangers have climbed out of the relegation zone following their 2-0 victory over MFM FC on Thursday. The match which originally kicked off on Wednesday was suspended at half time after heavy rains in Enugu forced a suspension of the game. Chiamaka Madu had put Rangers in front on Wednesday before rain washed off play. Rangers began play on Thursday on...
Aisha Falode, NWFL, Nigeria Women Football League
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) board has condemned in strong term the ugly incidents at two match venues in Wednesday’s top-flight matchday 12 clash in Nembe and Fufore. The clash between hosts, Bayelsa Queens and Sunshine Queens at the Nembe City Stadium which ended 1-0 in favour of the home side saw the goalkeeper of the Akure side, Elizabeth Johnson...
Imama Amapakabo, Enugu Rangers
Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo has been detained by police in Abuja on the orders of his former employers, Enugu Rangers for holding on to official properties months after he was sacked by the club. Imama was held by the Police in Abuja after the club ordered for repossession of "the club’s official car and the keys to his...
Bitrus Bewarang
  The Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Bitrus Bewarang has dismissed reports an interim foreign goalkeeper trainer will be appointed for the Super Eagles. News filtered in on Wednesday about the possibility of the Super Eagles getting a foreign trainer, but Bewarang described the report as a "rumour". The Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr had come under fire for his...
Leonardo Bonucci, AC Milan, Juventus
AC Milan have confirmed the signing of one of the best central defenders in world after completing the signing of Leonardo Bonucci in a statement on the club's website. On Thursday, AC Milan announced they've signed Bonucci, 30, from Juventus on a five-year contract through to 30 June 2022. In statement on the website, Milan Manager, Vincenzo Montella said, "He is a player...
Court Injunctions, Counter Motion, Solomon Dalung
Re-run elections into four sports Federations where initial election results were cancelled have stalled after Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung was served with a Court Injunction halting the process. Brila.net learnt that the elections which were supposed to hold on Wednesday July 20, in Abuja were called off after Minister Dalung relayed the court writ through his Public Relations Officer. Delegates...
Nick Santonastasso, Hanhart Syndrome
A 21-year-old man with a rare genetic disorder was filmed lifting a 152lb tire nearly a dozen times across his Tampa, Florida gym. The feat is impressive on its own. But what makes the demonstration even more remarkable is that Nick Santonastasso has a condition known as Hanhart Syndrome. Hanhart Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the growth of limbs in...
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Chad Johnson
If you’re going to go claim you’re a famous athlete to try and buy expensive things using his name, you might want to actually look like the athlete in question. A man who looks nothing like former NFL receiver Chad Johnson tried to buy more than $18,000 of Louis Vuitton merchandise in Aspen by using Johnson’s identity and was arrested...
Georgina Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with his fourth child following months of speculation. The 32-year-old was asked by Spanish news outlet El Mundo whether he was 'happy' to have another child on the way, he replied: 'Yes, very much.' Georgina, 23, has been pictured sporting a small bump in recent months, but her mother had previously denied...
Diego Costa, hug Antonio Conte
Diego Costa has fuelled speculation about his desire to return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea this summer by wearing the club's shirt to a street party in Brazil. Fan account Forza Atleti shared the video on Twitter after Costa filmed himself on Instagram: Los huevos de Diego Costa no caben el amazonas. pic.twitter.com/hB8MIdGwD3 — Forza Atleti (@roj1blanco) July 16, 2017 The Spain striker...
Kennedy, Hermannia Boboye
Kennedy Boboye is on the verge of achieving an unprecedented feat as Coach of Plateau United. The club is ten games from securing their first ever league title and it'll be a long pursuit come to fruition. While it's a life long ambition for the former Striker, his wife knows how much clinching the NPFL title would mean to his reputation as...
Rio Ferdinand,
The mother of Rio and Anton Ferdinand has died after a battle with cancer. Janice St Fort, 58, died in hospital on Thursday with her family at her bedside. The tragic news comes just two years after Rio lost his wife through cancer - something which he spoke movingly about in the BBC documentary 'Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad' earlier...
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