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Ronaldinho returns to Barcelona

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Ronaldinho so that the Brazilian becomes an ambassador of the club with immediate effect and he will represent them in an institutional capacity. In addition, he will be part of the Barcelona Legends team that plays matches around the world and counts on the presence of illustrious former players of the first-team. There will …

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Five U.N. officials dead in attack on Nigeria-Cameroon border

An armed group attacked a U.N. technical team working along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, killing five people and wounding several, the United Nations Office for West Africa said on Wednesday. The attack occurred on Tuesday at around 1400 local time near the Cameroonian border town of Kontcha, the statement said. “The victims were one U.N. independent contractor, three …

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Soothsayer predicts win for Cameroon over Ghana in AFCON semi-final

A thunderstorm rages east of Johannesburg. Rain hammers the corrugated iron roof of a small house in a bleak township. An elderly woman, strings white beads around her wrinkled neck, head and wrists, sitting on a cement floor in a corner of a room. These days, she makes a good living predicting the results of soccer matches. In South Africa, …

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Freed Nigerian ex-governor Ibori ‘to go home within days’

Convicted fraudster and former Nigerian state governor James Ibori has told the BBC he plans to go home to Nigeria within days and is going to appeal his conviction, even though he pleaded guilty. Exclusive interview with convicted Nigerian money-launderer James Ibori on @BBCRadio4 at 1800. pic.twitter.com/WzN8BDI00z — Mark Easton (@BBCMarkEaston) February 1, 2017 Ibori was jailed for fraud totalling …

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Civilians likely killed in Yemen raid: U.S. military

A deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen earlier this week “likely killed” civilians and could include children, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. Trump travelled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware in an unexpected visit to meet with the family of William “Ryan” Owens, a chief special warfare operator who died in Sunday’s …

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Pastor flees naked and afraid, begs forgiveness for tryst

A well-known Tallahassee pastor was forced to flee naked after a husband came home early and found him having sex with the man’s wife. The details of the Jan.17 episode outlined in a police report, combined with Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons’ address to members of his Jacob Chapel congregation about the incident, have been the subject of intense social media …

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CK Akonnor warns Black Stars against complacency ahead of Cameroon clash

Ex-Ghana captain CK Akonnor has warned the current squad not to underrate Cameroon ahead of Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash. The Indomitable Lions habe presented a youngish with 14 players in the current 23 making their tournament debuts. This was after eight seasoned players turned down call-ups to play in the tournament. But Hugo Broos has managed to …

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Monaco scrape through, PSG breeze into Cup last 16

Monaco came close to a shock French Cup exit at the hands of third division Chambly but scraped through with a 5-4 away win after extra time in the last 32 on Wednesday. Holders Paris St Germain avoided any such drama as they eased through with a 4-0 win at Stade Rennais courtesy of a Julian Draxler double. In Chambly, …

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Man United frustrated by Hull

Manchester United lost ground on the Premier League’s leading teams after being held to a goalless draw by bottom club Hull City on Wednesday. Hull had goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic to thank for their point as they continued their revival under new manager Marco Silva and climbed off the bottom, to be replaced by Sunderland. Jakupovic saved well from Zlatan Ibrahimovic …

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Gabriel Jesus Stars as Manchester City Demolish West Ham United

Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home against struggling Hull City on Wednesday. City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy …

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