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Sokari wins for CS Sfaxien against Metlaoui in Tunisia Ligue

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Ex Nigeria youth international, Kingsley Sokari won yesterday match for his Tunisian club, CS Sfaxien 1-0, Naija News 247 News Reports.

He scored the golden goal of the match for CS Sfaxien, to defeated Etiole Metlaoui in Tunisia Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

Sokari scored the goal in the 66th minutes of the game.

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CS Sfaxien are now 4th on the Tunisia Ligue 1 table with 33 points in 19 games. CS Sfaxien had played 19 matches with 9 wins, 6 draws, and lost 4 matches.

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The Former Eyimba player, Kingsley Sokari has won Nigeria league championship with Enyimba in 2014/2015.

He also won the Tunisian Cup with CS Sfaxien in 2018/2019.

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Finally, the 25-year-old midfielder has represented Nigeria at U20, U23 and won two full international caps.

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Mikel Obi announces retirement from football at 35

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Former Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from football after a 20 years trophy-laden career for both club and country.

The 35-year-old made the disclosure in an emotional long statement on his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon.

“There is a saying that ‘all good things must come to an end,’ and for my professional football career, that day is today,” the post read.

He added: “I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shape.

“All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates and most importantly my ever-loyal fans. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.

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“I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you started.

“This is not goodbye, it’s the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you,” the Chelsea legend concluded.

Mikel began his professional career with Norwegian club Lyn in 2004 before moving in a controversial manner to Chelsea in 2016.

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It was at Chelsea that the Jos-born player became a legend at Stamford Bridge where he appeared 374 times for The Blues.

He won the Premier League twice, The FA Cup thrice, and the League Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League once respectively during an 11 years stint with Chelsea .

The former Plateau United youth player went ahead to feature for Tianjin TEDA, Middlesbrough, Trabzonspor, where he won the Turkish Cup.

Mikel also had stints at Stoke City and Kuwait SC, where he played until his retirement.

For Nigeria, Mikel played for the Golden Eaglets and reached the final of the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup but lost to Messi and his Argentina team and the Fly Eagles team during his youth career.

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Mikel went on to appear 91 times for the Super Eagles and also captained the Nigeria national team.

He was an important member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

During his senior career for the national team, he became a one-time Olympics medalist. He won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

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Tyson Fury calls off all-British title fight with Anthony Joshua

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British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has called off his intended fight with British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua after he failed to make the deadline set by The Gypsy King.

Joshua had earlier agreed to terms to fight Fury in December after the latter gave him a title shot following Joshua’s loss to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in their title rematch last month.

Joshua assured that he would sign the contract on Sunday in order to make the fight happen, stating that his lawyers are handlers of the contract.

However, Fury gave Joshua a self-issued ultimatum of 5:00 p.m. on Monday to sign the contract otherwise he would pull out of the fight.

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Joshua and his camp failed to sign the contract before the deadline and the WBC champion subsequently announced that the chance of the all-British heavyweight fight happening was over.

“It’s official. D Day has come and gone. It’s gone past 5 pm Monday, no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua. He’s now out in the cold with the wolfpack. Forget about it. Idiot. Coward!,” Fury said on his instagram story.

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He added: “I always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King. Good luck with your career, and your life.”

Fury immediately announced that he is looking forward to fighting former WBA heavyweight champion Mahmoud Charr next.

“Looking forward to fighting a man who wants to fight & has fire & desire. fought some of the best fighters & now stepping up again! get in there charr,” he said.

At the time of filing this report, Neither Joshua nor his camp has responded to the latest development.

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Enyimba announce signing of Chigozie, Cooper from Sunshine Stars

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Enyimba announce signing of Chigozie, Cooper from Sunshine Stars

Enyimba have completed the signing of defender Chigozie Chilekwu and midfielder Ikenna Cooper from Sunshine Stars on a permanent deal.

Both players arrived from the Sunshine Stars after impressive performances with the Owena Whales during the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

They have passed their medical test at Enyimba and both subsequently penned two-year contracts with the People’s Elephant.

“Cooper joins on a two-years deal and arrives with valuable top level experience having also previously featured for FC Ifeanyi Uba and Heartland FC.

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“A commanding player with exquisite box-to-box qualities, Cooper is expected to bring balance and grit to an already competitive midfield setup.

“Chilekwu, meanwhile, arrives to fill in at leftback following the departures of Daniel Darkwah and Emmanuel Ampiah, and has penned a two-years deal.

“The 26-years-old provides versatility as he can also operate comfortably as a wing forward and in central midfield,” the club statement read on Monday.

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Cooper and Chigozie are the latest additions to Enyimba’s shopping spree in the ongoing transfer window, following the recent acquisition of Sunday Okereke, Moses Omoduemuke, Ademola Adebambo and Elijah Akanni.

The acquisitions became paramount after the eight-time Nigeria league champions lost eight of their key players including team’s captain Austin Oladapo.

Oladapo joined TP Mazembe of Congo, while the Top Scorer in the 2021/22 NPFL season Victor Mbaoma switched to MC Algiers of Algeria.

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