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Former NFF chairman, Dominic Oneya is dead

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Former Nigeria Football Federation Chairman, Brigadier-General Dominic Oneya (retd.) is dead.

Oneya’s demise was disclosed by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, SSA to the Kano State Governor on Social Media on Thursday.

Late Oneya was Chairman of the NFA from 1999 to 2002 and was succeeded by Alhaji Ibrahim Galadinma.

Before coming on board as NFA boss, Oneya was military Governor of Kano State during the military regime of General Sani Abacha from August 1996 to August 1998.

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He was also Administrator of Benue State from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, handing over power to the elected executive governor George Akume on 29 May 1999.

Oneya was Governor of Kano State when the present Governor HE Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was Commissioner of Works and Senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau was Permanent Secretary at that time.

Oneya was born on 26 May 1948 in Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos state.

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He attended the Baptist Academy, Yaba, Lagos (1962–1967), then enlisted in the Nigerian Defence Academy in May 1969, earning a commission in the Infantry Corps in September 1971.

Oneya attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) (1977–1980), earning B.Sc degree in physical education.

He attended the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna (1983–1984) and the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1987–1988).

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#CAFAwards2022: CAF Reacts To Oshoala Warm Hug With Sadio Mane

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The Confederation of African Football popularly known as CAF held an award ceremony yesterday in Rabat, Morocco where outstanding African players were duly rewarded for their hard work which doesn’t go unnoticed.

The Best Player in the men’s category was won by former Liverpool forward and Bayern Munich new boy, Sadio Mane and the women’s category won by Nigeria’ Asisat Oshoala with some other awards won in other categories.

Sadio Mane was named the CAF footballer of the Year beating fellow Teranga Lions teammate and Chelsea’s shot stopper, Edouard Mendy and former Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah to the award which was the case for Asisat Oshoala who made history by winning her fifth record award as the first ever player to do so in history, after surpassing Samuel Eto’o and compatriot Perpetua Nwokocha who had four each as the joint most before yesterday.

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The side of attraction during the ceremony was when Asisat Oshoala’s name was called out as the winner for the prestigious award in the women’s category, she gave Sadio Mane a warm hug as a sign of mutual respect before mounting the podium to give a brief speech to commend those who made it possible for her.

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Reacting in that regard, the African football governing body popularly known as CAF with a post via their verified Twitter handle posted the name of the two winners with colours showing their nationalities after which it was complemented with the caption:

“Nothing to see here, just two GOATs greeting each other”.

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Mike Tyson thinks he’s going to die ‘really soon’

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Despite being a multi-millionaire, boxing legend Mike Tyson has acknowledged his financial troubles with his wife and expressed his belief that his death is approaching “very soon.”

The former heavyweight champion, 56, said to trauma and addiction therapist Sean McFarland on his podcast “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” that he feels his time is almost over.

Of course, Tyson continued, “We are all going to die one day.”

Then, when I see those tiny marks on my face in the mirror, I exclaim, “Wow. That indicates that I will soon reach the end of my shelf life “.’

Money “doesn’t matter to me,” Tyson continued in a morbid dialogue, adding that it gives one a false sense of security.

I usually tell people that when you have a lot of money, you can’t expect anyone to love you because they believe that money will make them happy and since they have never had money before, he continued.

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When you have a lot of money, you think you’re invincible, which is untrue.

Tyson added that he speaks with his third wife Lakiha Spicer, who claimed that money will ensure her long-term stability after his death.

“Exactly what is security?” He questioned.

“I’m not sure. Is it secure to deposit money in a bank and receive a check each week that will allow you to support yourself for the rest of your life?

It does not guarantee that you won’t contract a sickness or be struck by an automobile. Can you be protected by money if you jump from a bridge?

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In 1985, Tyson competed in his first professional fight and defeated Hector Mercedes at the age of 18.

As the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF belts, as well as the only heavyweight fighter to unify them in succession, “Iron Mike” immediately developed a reputation for his vicious and terrifying approach.

He was sentenced to three years in prison for the July 1991 rape of teenaged Desiree Washington, and in 2003, he declared bankruptcy despite having made over $30 million from some of his fights and $300 million throughout his career.

Tyson is also notorious for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during their fight in June 1997.

After the bout in Las Vegas, a portion of Holyfield’s right ear that had been severed during the chomp was discovered on the ring floor.

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Morocco vs Nigeria: Date, Kickoff Time, Venue, How to Watch 2022 WAFCON

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The Morocco Women’s National Football Team (Lionesses of Atlas) will on Monday face the Super Falcons of Nigeria in the semifinal of the ongoing 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nation (WAFCON) in Morocco.

The match will hold at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat and the kickoff time is 21:00 Nigeria Time (+1 GMT), same as Morocco Time.

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2022 WAFCON Semi-Final Match Details

  • Morocco vs Nigeria
  • Date: Monday 18th July 2022
  • Time: 21:00 Nigeria and Morocco Time (+1 GMT)
  • Venue: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat, Morocco

How to Watch 2022 WAFCON Semi-Final

The game will be live on SuperSport and SABC.

Morocco (Host) defeated Botswana by 2-1 in the quarterfinal to book a date with Nigeria who beat Cameroon by 1-0 in another quarterfinal on Thursday. Both sides are through to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.

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