Football legend Austin Okocha gave former Ghana star Asamoah Gyan an insight into what the Super Eagles will do to Black Stars in the Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff by beating the Ghanian in a game of table tennis.
Ghana’s all-time leading scorer Gyan was thought some tennis lessons by Nigeria’s dribbling wizard, Okocha.
The two African football greats were engaged in a tennis match in their spare time in Johannesburg, where they have been working with SuperSport as specialist analysts for AFCON 2021.
Gyan, who won the first set saw the Nigerian recover to win the three-set game.
“He is dead. He wanted to bamba and chill with the big boys. But he is running,” said Okocha, as he mocked Gyan.
Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan took the defeat in pride, admitting he was complacent after winning the first set.
“Honestly, he did well. First set I took it so I thought he was very very low to my standard. He did very very well, there were some balls I didn’t think he will take but he did,” said Gyan.
#CAFAwards2022: CAF Reacts To Oshoala Warm Hug With Sadio Mane
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.
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.
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”.
Mike Tyson thinks he’s going to die ‘really soon’
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.
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?
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.
Source: Naija News 247
Morocco vs Nigeria: Date, Kickoff Time, Venue, How to Watch 2022 WAFCON
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.
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.
Saraki breaks silence on PDP crisis, states position on Atiku’s candidacy
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to the PDP crisis that is roiling the party. The former presidential candidate...
Pa Adebanjo backing Peter Obi with ‘Ohanifere’ for selfish interest: Tinubu
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has criticised the leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, for using the pan-Yoruba...
Saraki says silence best answer to Wike’s temper tantrum in PDP
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki says he’s chosen to keep mum in response to the internal wranglings happening in the...
Netflix Tudum 2022: New Upcoming TV Shows Announced
Tudum 2022 is here in all its glory! Netflix today held its second global fan event and announced all the...
PDP, Atiku best choice for Nigerians – Saraki
Former Senate President and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Bukola Saraki has said that PDP and...
God has not shown me the next President – Kumuyi
The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor William Kumuyi has said that he has not received any revelation...
Corruption deeply embedded in Nigeria, other African countries: Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption in Nigeria and other African countries was deeply embedded and hampering development in the continent....
Tinubu never offered Wike senatorial ticket – Gov’s aide
Kelvin Ebiri, media aide to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied reports that the presidential candidate of the All...
Nwachukwu begs Ayu to step down
The national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, has been asked to voluntarily resign. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, former presidential aspirant of...
PSC: Attack on female police officer barbaric
Naija News Today The Police Service Commission (PSC) has described attack on Insp. Teju Moses, a female Police Orderly attached...
- EducationSeptember 14, 2022
JAMB generates N8.732bn revenue out of proposed N12.132bn from UTME, Direct Entry registration, others
- Big Brother NaijaSeptember 7, 2022
BBNaija: Deji reacts to leaked ‘sex’ video with Chichi
- PoliticsSeptember 2, 2022
27 State Chairmen endorse resignation of ADC’s National Chairman, Nwosu
- ForeignSeptember 16, 2022
Allan Saint-Maximin, Erling Haaland, Mikel Arteta emerges Premier League Goal, Player, Manager of the Month winners
- PoliticsSeptember 7, 2022
Nigeria is not Lagos, Tinubu may lose in north – APC forum
- Big Brother NaijaSeptember 7, 2022
#BBNaija: Deji, Chichi caught having s3x
- PoliticsSeptember 2, 2022
Why i support Wike’s demand for PDP chairman, Ayu resignation – Bode George
- HeadlinesSeptember 2, 2022
Court acquits Jang, Yusuf Pam of criminal charges