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Pope Francis receives PSG shirt from Messi

Rome/Buenos Aires, Oct. 22, 2021 Pope Francis has thanked Argentina football star, Lionel Messi for sending him a Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) club jersey. “Lionel Messi, dear brother, thank you for the jersey and the dedication,” the pontiff said in a video published on Friday by Argentina’s Telam news agency. “Thank …

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WHO names football star Drogba ambassador

By Cecilia Ologunagba New York, Oct. 18, 2021 World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, announced football legend Didier Drogba from Côte d’Ivoire  as its new Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba will promote WHO’s top tips on how physical activity can lead to a healthier and happier life, and also …

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Pele congratulates Messi

Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 26, 2021 Brazilian legend Pele congratulated Lionel Messi on Saturday for overtaking him as South America’s top goal scorer in international football. Messi surpassed Pele’s mark of 77 goals by scoring a hat-trick in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Bolivia in a home 2022 FIFA World Cup …

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UEFA urges FIFA to stop pushing World Cup plan

Manchester, England, Sept. 22,2021 (Reuters/NAN) European football’s governing body UEFA has urged FIFA to stop pushing its plan for a two-year World Cup and instead to engage in “genuine consultation” over reform of the international match calendar. FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into holding the World Cup on a …

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Ozigbo, Dangote, Emefiele, Sanwo-Olu, others grace exclusive dinner with FIFA President, Infantino

….Anambra Governorship hopeful raises hope for football lovers, promises to make sports lucrative in the South eastern State Valentine Ozigbo, the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, has promised to make football a lucrative venture in Anambra State if elected governor. Mr. Ozigbo …

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