Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Samuel Eto'o ties the knot over the weekend to longtime partner, Georgette

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Cameroon international, Samuel Eto'o finally weds longtime partner Georgette in a secret ceremony over the weekend. 

The 33-year-old former Blue tied the knot over the weekend to the mother of his four kids  in Capiago Intimiano, a small town near Milan in Italy. The event which was attended by only close family members and friends came after the Everton striker proposed to his partner of 10 years in June.
B3SpoNiCQAAhm3p Everton & ex Chelsea man Samuel Etoo gets married in a secret ceremony in Italy [Picture]


CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YA!



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Kobe, Lebron James and Magic Johnson speak out on the decision in Ferguson

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Athletes around the world weigh-in on social media Monday night following the news that 28-year-old Ferguson MO. Police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting of 18-year-old African American, Micheal Brown JR. in August. 

Photo credit-Twitter
Two-time NBA champ Lebron James posted  this pic with  the caption-
 “As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time! I'm so sorry to those families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn't the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”

Retired NBA hall of fame player Earvin Magic Johnson tweeted- “I am so very disappointed with decision in the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, MO.
He later added- “We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson”

Canadian NBA star Steve Nash who currently plays for L.A Lakers also tweeted- "Disgusted by the decision in Ferguson. Racism is learned. Accepted in systematic suffocation of education and opportunity. What are we saying?"

16-time NBA All star, Kobe Bryant expressed dissatisfaction with the decision following practice at the Lakers facility in EL Segundo on Tuesday, speaking to LA Daily news, he said- "You can sit here and argue about it until we're blue in the face and protest about it, until we have a serious legal system conversation, its going to keep happening.”
 The 36-year-old NBA champ also added- what's justifiable? What call for legal action and what qualifies as the threshold in being able to use deadly force in that situation? Bryant asked rhetorically. “ Those are higher conversation that need to be had”

Asking the question that is on most of our lips, Tennis legend Serena Williams tweeted-"Wow. Just wow. Shameful.What will it take???



Source:USATODAY
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Trending: "Go Hard Like Vladimir Putin", a rap track by two African immigrants living in Russia

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Two African immigrant living in Russia have written a rap track “Go Hard Like Vladimir Putin” the video has been viewed over a million times. Many Russians have uploaded their own version on various social media sites in support of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the past, there have been concerns about how African immigrants have be treated in the country with groups like the MPC Task Force Against Racism reporting that even though racial violence has reduced, it is still a part of the everyday life. Both rappers insists that things have since changed and
insist that Putin is a role model for hard work and diligence.
The rap duo is simply known as A.M.G, they are both immigrants living in Russia they both moved to Moscow in the early 2000s to study medicine in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad); K King is from Zimbabwe while Beni Maniaci is Kenyan. They have since earned their degrees and are now based in Moscow where they are gradually making a name for themselves. 

 



SOURCE:bbc.com
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Nigerian star, Joel Obi's goal earns Inter Milan points over rival AC Milan

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Joel Obi

Nigerian midfielder, Joel Obi who is new under Inter's new manager Roberto Mancini scored for Internazionale in the Derby della Madonnina in Sunday's game against AC Millan which ended in a 1-1 draw at San Siro.
The 23-year-old old joined in the star-up line in his fifth match for Inter this season, he however powered through the game and scored his first league goal of the season since he joined professional football in 2009.
AC Milan scored earlier in the game to take the lead through a goal from Jeremy Menex in the 23rd minute.
Obi got a standing O from Inter fans as he was substituted in the 72nd minute of the game
Satisfied with the outcome of the game, t the former Man City boss said:
"The derby games are always difficult. Even today it was. I'm very happy with how the team has moved, we changed a module that was used by a year and a half and could not be easier.
I'm happy, we were all very good. I never expected to revolutionize things in five days, it is normal to have some difficulties at the beginning,” Mancini said on Sunday.


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Manchester City star Yaya Toure names his greatest ever XI: No African included

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Current African player of the year Yaya Toure named an all-time dream team in a sponsorship video for Nissan. The captain of the Ivorian national team suprisingly did not mention any African legend in his best XI which reveals a star-studded list including Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Toure however join in the Messi/Ronaldo rivalry by not including Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in his dream-team.
The Manchester City player includes legends Pele, Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio. Former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira made the cut in midfield while former Manchester United player and World Cup winner Fabian Barthez was Toure's No. 1 pick. Brazil's 2002 World Cup winning captain also made the team as well as Italy and AC Milan star Franco Baresi.
Aside from not including any African player, the 31-year-old player also did not include any Englishman in his ultimate side.
Toure will not be joining in the Championship action with his side Tuesday night against Bayer Munich due to a suspension.

He would have at least name one African player, Drogba or Okocha, come-on Toure!
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12-year-old boy shot and killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio

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As we await the results from the grand Jury decision in Ferguson MO over the killing of 18-year-old African American Micheal Brown JR., a police officer in Cleveland Ohio has shot and killed a 12-year-old boy. The shooting happened on Saturday following a 911 call about someone waving a gun, police responded to the report of a male with a gun, the man who called dispatchers said that the boy was at a recreation center pointing a pistol that was “probably fake” ad scaring everyone. The 911 caller said the boy was pulling the gun in and out of his pants but was unsure if it was a toy or an actual weapon- “I don't know if its real or not,” the caller said.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy puled the fake weapon-which was lacking the orange indicator usually on the muzzle-from his waistband.

According to Deputy Chief, the now deceased boy did not make any verbal threats towards the officer or point the gun, but reached into his waistband and grabbed the toy gun after being told to raise his hands. “ That's when the officer fired” he said

Police have stated that the boy was holding an airsoft type replica gun that bares much similarity to a semi-automatic pistol. The orange safety indicator had been removed.

.Praying for the family of this young boy, its a shame.



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#Laughaboutit: If We Lived In A World Where Women Catcalled Men

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The video was created by a Buzzfeed user, and attempts to mimic how some men talk to women on the street. 
This is funny, real funny, it sure will be a weird world. 
“What you got under that shirt, sweetie? I bet it’s a good heart!”


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Michael Brown's father asks for calm in new video hours before grand jury decision

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FERGUSON, MO—Just hours before what is likely to be a grand jury decision in the case involving the murder of an unarmed teenager, Micheal Brown, JR. who was shot by a Ferguson Police Officer on Aug.9th, Micheal Brown, SR. father of deceased young man has issued a last-minute plea for calm. 
Speaking in a newly released video, Brown, SR. said- No matter what the grand jury decides, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain— I want it to lead to positive change,” a very somber Brown says in a public service announcement released late Thursday. “I thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer.”

The late Brown family have called for the continuation of peaceful protest repeatedly.

Officer Darren Wilson, 28, Brown who was 18 at the time of his death . The very gruesome murder has provoked several months of violent protest and once again raises questions about racism and justice.
A grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case since they first convened on Aug. 20 and will decide if there is probable cause to charge Wilson, 28, with a crime. The officer could face up to life in prison if the case proceeds to trial. The issue at hand is how Brown died. According to the reports made available by police, it states that Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car, then reached for Wilson's weapon. However, eye witnesses and some of Brown's family members say Wilson shot and killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.

PRAYING FOR TRUE JUSTICE AND PEACE IN THIS CASE.


Source;USATODAY
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Results: 2015 Nations cup qualifiers

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Although current AFCON champions Nigeria have bowed out of the qualifiers after their 2-2 draw with South Africa, Africa's favorites Ivory Coast, along with Ghana and Cameroon have all qualified for the 2015 edition of the Nations Cup.

From Group E, Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso netted a beautiful long-range strike in their 3-1 victory over Togo to book their place at the finals. The Black Stars topped their group with 11 points and will be joined by Guinea whose 2-0 win over Uganda in Morocco sealed their runners-up spot.

In Group D, top rated African team Ivory Coast reserved their Nations Cup spot after a rather dull 0-0 draw with Cameroon's 10-man squad, the Indomitable Lions were down by 1 player after Stephane Mbia was sent off right before the final whistle in Abidjan. Cameroon made the event with their top position in Group D with 14 points, Ivory Coast following behind with 4 points ans showed little or no enthusiasm in the game as it ended with either side making the net, or even showing a desire to do so.

Africa's number 1 team on FIFA World ranking Algeria are also headed to the finals inspite of their 2-0 loss to Mali who also qualified for the competition. 

2015 AFCON QUALIFIED TEAMS:
Algeria, Mali, Cape Verde Islands, South Africa, Congo, IVORY COAST, Ghana, Cameroon, Tunisia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Senegal and Equatorial Guinea



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Former Super Eagles player, Okocha questions players' passion following AFCON failure

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Former Super Eagles star Jay-Jay Okocha questions the passion of the current national team following Wednesday performance which led to the reigning AFCON champions crashing out of the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers. Nigeria failed to qualify for next year's Nations Cup after drawing 2-2 against South Africa in Uyo, marking their second exit before the tournament in three editions.

South Africa's Tokelo Ranti scored twice in both half of the game, they however slipped after a late equalizer by the Eagles denying The Bafana Bafana any chance of a first ever win in Nigeria.
Nigeria who were tied in second place with Congo in Group A of the Nations Cup qualifiers failed to book their place in next year's competition which will be held in Equatorial Guinea as Congo went on to secure their place with a 1-0 victory over Sudan, and, Nigeria, well, crashed out with their 2-2 draw with S/Africa.
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Seasoned footballer Okocha questions their passion and believes that the players in the current team should show have shown concern, speaking to Goal.com he said:
I think, to be honest, we will always produce talented players. But perhaps the question is whether they have the same passion that they used to have, People are pressuring them about that, you know, because sometimes it seems as if they don’t really care much about the result.”
Although the 41-year-old player who won 75 caps during his time in the national team still believes they would have performed well in the competition if they qualified, he insists the Eagles made it difficult earlier in their campaign: Of course it was down to our bad spot, even if we were still in with a chance,” he also added. “I think sometimes players must have a wake-up call before they realize they are back in African football. They left themselves get into a difficult position.”
I have no doubt that had we managed to qualify we would have had a good tournament, because you have to play really well once it comes to the tournament itself. The qualifiers are sometimes a bit tricky here in Africa, so I think if they had qualified they would have had a good tournament.”

Congo and South Africa will join the 16 nation competition which will be held next year.

Source:GOAL.COM
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Because Skelewu never grows old

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Watch as these two  guys tackle  the ever so popular dance, SKELEWU   by Nigeria's pop star Davido.
This goes to show that dance is not restricted to race or age, enjoy!

Choreography by Brissy Akezizi
Dancehall and Hip Hop workshop









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