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Mikel Obi narrates experience with family since being successful.

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has narrated his ordeal with family entitlement after being successful. In an interview with Rio Ferdinand, the Ex-Chelsea midfielder explained how African families often become entitled when an African player becomes successful. He explained how his extended families, who continue to have so many children, continued to demand more from his wealth, even after he had put them on with huge opportunities. He further disclosed that some have even threatened to go to the press anytime he rejected their demands. This has sparked huge conversation online, with many calling out the entitled nature of most African families.


Everton gets 10 point deduction for breach of PL profit and sustainable rules.

Everton has been handed a 10-point deduction with immediate effect after admitting to breaching the premier league’s profit and sustainability rules during a five-day hearing. The PL independent commission revealed that Everton’s PSR calculation resulted in a £124.5 million loss, exceeding the permitted £105 million amount. The 10-point deduction, which now puts Everton in the relegation zone, is the heaviest punishment in the league’s history to date and while the management have expressed their disappointment at the severity of the punishment, they have vowed to appeal the case.


Tyla’s hit song, “Water” now certified silver in the United Kingdom.

Perhaps one of the biggest global breakout stars of the year, Tyla has enjoyed huge success since the release of her hit single, “Water”. The song which has received immense airplays across America and the United Kingdom, became the first top 40 song by a South African to chart in the UK official singles chart and the first number one song on the UK Afrobeats charts. The single is now Brits certified silver, making it one of the fastest African songs to achieve this feat. She has also just released a remix of the song with American rapper, Travis Scott. The remix is predicted to potentially extend her presence on the official charts.


Uruguay ends Argentina’s 25-game unbeaten World Cup qualifiers run.

Uruguay finally puts an end to Argentina’s impressive World Cup qualifiers 25-games unbeaten run was finally put to an end with Uruguay’s performance in a comfortable 2-0 win on Thursday. Ronald Araujo gave them the lead in the 41st minute before Liverpool forward, Darwin Nunez sealed the win with a beautiful goal in the 87th minute. This also marks Argentina’s first defeat since the shocking loss to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 World Cup opening game. Despite the loss, Argentina’s coach, Lionel Scaloni has expressed huge faith in his team ahead of their crucial clash with Brazil.


Victor Osimhen makes final list for CAF Player of the Year (Male) award.

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen has now made the final list of nominees for the 2023 CAF Player of the year award (male category) which was announced on Friday. With a phenomenal season with Napoli, Osimhen spearheaded Napoli’s first league title in 29 years, scoring 26 goals and also winning the Serie A golden boot. Other notable nominees in the category include Mo Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Achraf Hakimi, Sofyan Amrabat. Victor Osimhen, who recently became the first Nigerian to make the top 10 at the Ballon d’Or awards, also led Nigeria to the 2024 AFCON qualification as the top scorer with ten goals. Without a doubt, he is a big contender for the award.


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