GG BLOG PHOTO OF THE DAY: Coach Jose Mourinho Celebrating With Chelsea Players At The Second Wonder Goal Against PSG

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It was a fierce 94mins match between Chelsea Football Club and PSG.
The match was filled with tension, anxiety and at the sametime excitement both for the players and the supporting fans of both teams.

Personally, i prayed in earnest asking God to grant my team CHELSEA a grand victory and was not in the least lifted even after one first goal knowing fully well we will be off the tournament if we could not make 2-0 goal against PSG who had played us 3-1 earlier and topping us with 3-2 goal aggregate.

It was a moment of joy and happiness when Chelsea at the dying minute scored the second goal , thereby granting us the victory needed for the next level. You can then imagine the joy of our head coach Jose Mourinho running to join the team mates in celebration and jubilation. We return all the glory to Almighty God and pray for more victory in the matches ahead.

Up Blues Forever !

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Splendid Game:Chelsea Blasts Arsenal 6-0,UP CHELSEA FOR LIFE

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This is demolition at the bridge
The Blue had done it again

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Without mercy,fear of favour we hit them real hard and harder with 6 goals to nil

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Mourinho smiles while Wenger flees.
wooow, this game had made my day and weekend splendid, UP CHELSEA fOR liFE

Congratulations Super Eagles

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It was a wonderful Performance by the indomitable and amazing Super Eagles Of Nigeria as they won Ethiopia 2-0 to qualify for 2014 world cup in Brazil.

Congratulations! Congratulations!! Am so proud of you guyz!! Sweet and wonderful outing!!

What’s your take on today’s match? Share your views as we celebrate with our Nigerian team!! Bravo!!

Reactions To Golden Eaglets Victory

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Nigerians has congratulated the Golden Eaglets for thrashing Mexico 3-0 at the finals of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup hosted in the United Arab Emirates.

Ekweremadu
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on their victorious outing in FIFA Under 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Senator Ekweremadu who described the Eaglets display as “phenomenal, entertaining, and near perfect” said the trophy was a centenary gift Nigerians would never forget in a hurry.

He said: “I am indeed proud of these boys for this superlative and emphatic victory. But beyond the euphoria that comes with it, I believe that this is God reminding us through these young men that a united and one-minded Nigeria where everyone is given the opportunity to do what he or she knows best to do without recourse to nepotism, ethno-religious discrimination, and political manipulations is simply unstoppable.

“It has been quite long we saw a thing like this and for me it is a Centenary gift that calls for sober reflections on what and where we ought to be as a nation”
He urged all Nigerians to roll out the drum to celebrate the boys and fatherland.

Mark, Saraki
“I am very proud of the boys . I am very proud to be a Nigerian.
These boys have sent a clear message to all Nigerians that ethnic or religion should not be our problem.
We are united under one God and nation.  The boys have demonstrated that with the collective will of all of us, Nigeria can be united and we can rule the World” were the words of Senate President, David Mark.

He added that it was a clear signal and a wake up call on the Super Eagles that Nigeria must be in Brazil for the world cup in 2014..
Also, Senator Saraki also added that the victory of the Golden Eaglets has if the country’s potentials are fully explored, we will have what it takes to stand on the global scene and take the lead.

PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has eulogised the under 17 team of Nigeria to the world cup at the United Arab Emirates for their victory.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement recalled that the victory of the Super Eagles in the African Cup of Nation in February and “today’s victory in the Under 17 World Cup is a clear indication that the nation will surmount its challenges.

“The fact that the nation lifted these coveted trophies is a clear indication that we have entered the era of possibilities. It is indeed a sign that the doors of good luck have been opened for the nation to excel in all other sectors.

It shows that there is nothing impossible and that collectively we will overcome all the challenges we are facing as a nation”.
The party which said it was proud of the Nigerian Under 17 team commended  the players for “keeping their eyes on the trophy right from the  beginning of the tournament.”

Oshiomole
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for winning the Under-17 Football Club for a record 4th time. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said “I heartily congratulate the Eaglets for doing Nigerians proud in far-away United Arab Emirates. The Eaglets displayed the can-do spirit of the Nigerian; the will to excel even in the face of excruciating challenges. “The Boys represent a new generation of Nigerians whose faith in the country remain unwavering as they forged a formidable team to win the coveted trophy despite coming from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.

“I urge the authorities of the Nigerian Football Federation to keep this talented team together as the boys have the potential of even bringing greater honour to the country.
“The government and good people of Edo State give kudos to the Golden Eaglets for this great feat.”

Tambuwal
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has congratulated Nigerians over the victory of the Golden Eaglets in the FIFA U17 World Cup which ended yesterday in the United Arab Emirates.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal described the victory as triumph of tenacity and hard work.

He said the young boys have now taught the world the real essence of team work, adding that with all hands working together, all challenges would be surmounted.

While congratulating the players and their handlers, led by coach Garba Manu, for a job well done, Tambuwal said the House of Representatives will continue to play a leading role in efforts to take sports to greater heights in the country.

Adenuga
Globacom Chairman, Mike Adenuga Jnr also splashed encomiums on the world-conquering Golden Eaglets. “Congratulations for emerging as the champions of the world. You have made the nation proud. You have inspired hope in every young Nigerian.
You have proved that this immensely blessed country has all it takes to rule the world. You are truly unlimited,” he said.

Ihedioha
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon Emeka Ihedioha has praised the Golden Eaglets for lifting the Under 17 World Cup for the fourth time describing their victory as exceptional and an act of patriotism Noting that the Golden Eaglets victory was on account of the players’ nationalistic zeal and tenacity he urged Nigerians to emulate the Golden Eaglets in their various careers and professions to stimulate Nigerian greatness.  

Ihedioha hailed their Exceptional Performance  Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Ihedioha has praised the Golden Eaglets for lifting the Under 17 World Cup for the fourth time describing their victory as exceptional and an act of patriotism.
Noting that the Golden Eaglets victory was on account of the players’ nationalistic zeal and tenacity, he urged Nigerians to emulate the team in their various careers and professions to stimulate Nigerian greatness. 

Deputy Speaker who observed that the Golden Eaglets displayed superlative performance throughout the tournament that took place in Saudi Arabia noted that the Nigerian lads actually deserved the trophy

He said: “the incontrovertible impressive performance of the Nigerian players is instructive that the future holds so much for the nation and the young players”. He advised Nigerian soccer administrators to consolidate on the Golden Eaglets glorious outing to improve the country’s football rating in the world.

He stated that the widespread glory that radiates the victory was not only for Nigeria but for Africa and the black race.

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha dies at 44

Former Super Eagles player, Thompson Oliha, has passed on. The midfielder, who was among the 1994 victorious Super Eagles’ squad that won the Nations cup in Tunisia, died today Sunday, June 30 at 4.05 am at the Yusjib industrial medicare hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Super Sport reports.

Confirming his death in Ilorin, Doctor Yusuf Abdulraheem told Super Sport that Oliha was brought to the hospital at the time when there was nothing he could do to resuscitate him.

“I feel so sad to confirm to you that Thompson Oliha is dead and by the time his wife brought him here, the body was completely lifeless. His wife Irish Oliha told me that he slumped in the toilet before rushing him to hospital and there was nothing we could do to save him,”

Brief Biography:Former Super Eagles midfielder, Thompson Oliha who was born in October 1968 in Benin City, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Sunday 30th June,2013.

A retired Nigerian midfielder, Oliha played for clubs in Africa and Europe during a career marred by injury. He played for Bendel Insurance (1985-1987), Iwuanyanwu Nationale (1988-1991), Africa Sports (1992-1993), Maccabi Ironi Ashdod F.C. (1993-1994) and Antalyaspor (1994-1995).

As a player, he was known for his powerful shots and abilities in the air. Oliha retired at the age of 27, as a result of a serious knee injury.

One of the wishes of Oliha before his death was for the federal government to fulfil the promise of a house General Sani Abacha promised the Super Eagles for winning the Tunisia 1994 Nations Cup.

Sadly, he did not see that come true in his life time. Oliha becomes the third player to die among the much celebrated Nigeria 1994 squad, joining Uche Okafor and Rashidi Yekini in the great beyond.
May his soul rest in Perfect Peace!!

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Real Madrid Offer World-Record €155m Deal To Keep Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid Offer World-Record €155m Deal To Keep Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese superstar is in advanced negotiations over a five-year contract that will be the most lucrative in the history of football

Cristiano Ronaldo is close to agreeing a new contract with Real Madrid which will make him the world’s highest-earning footballer, this is according the Goal.com.

Madrid are in advanced talks with Ronaldo’s representatives over a deal totalling around €155 million over five years, with the Portuguese forward set to earn €15m annually after tax in what will be the most lucrative contract in the history of the game.

Ronaldo, who has scored 201 goals in just 199 games in his four seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, raised alarm bells on Thursday when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter which read simply: “All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false.” Days earlier, however, he revealed his intention to remain at the Spanish side beyond his current contract, which expires in 2015.

After Portugal’s 1-0 win over Russia in a World Cup qualifier last week, Ronaldo said: “I haven’t spoken to anyone yet, [but] I know we will reach an agreement on a new contract.

The most important thing now is the national team.” And he also claimed his future has nothing to do with the departure of coach Jose Mourinho. “I am not worried by what Mourinho does; I am concerned with Real Madrid and my future,” he said in May.

The pair’s relationship, once excellent, deteriorated in recent months following an angry dispute over a tactical correction made by Mourinho in a game against Valencia in January.

Ronaldo’s posture has changed after his well-documented ‘sadness’ at the beginning of last season, when he was frustrated at what he perceived to be a lack of public support from the club in the race for the Ballon d’Or, a fall-out with team-mate Marcelo and the club’s apparent unwillingness to discuss a new deal.

Madrid signed Ronaldo from Manchester United in a world-record €94 million deal back in the summer of 2009, following Florentino Perez’s return to the presidency at the capital club. He currently earns around €10m annually after tax.

When Ronaldo arrived, however, the so-called ‘Beckham Law’, which allowed foreigners who had lived in Spain for less than 10 years and who earned above €120,000 per annum to pay a lower tax rate of around 23 per cent and not the usual 45%, was still in force. David Beckham was one of the first to take advantage of the law after his move from Manchester United in 2003.

However, the Spanish government has since scrapped that initiative and a new deal would see Ronaldo required to pay 52% of his salary to the taxman. Hence, Madrid will be faced with an annual outlay close to €31m in order to pay the Portuguese the net €15m he has asked for.

Madrid, however, are aware of the importance of keeping Cristiano. The capital club missed out on Neymar recently, while they look to be frustrated in their pursuit of Dortmund duo Ilkay Gundogan and Robert Lewandowski. Other previous transfer targets, such as Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao, will not be arriving either, while Gareth Bale is expensive and unwilling to force a move and Edinson Cavani is considered overpriced by the Madrid board. Ronaldo’s renewal, therefore, assumes even greater importance.

President Perez has already revealed Real’s intention to make the Portuguese the cornerstone of the club’s next sporting project. “I want to build Real Madrid around Cristiano Ronaldo,” he said late last month. “And I want Cristiano to be the best-paid player in the world.”

Madrid are ready to meet Ronaldo’s wage demands and make the Portuguese a higher earner than Lionel Messi, who takes home around €13m before bonuses at Barcelona, and Falcao, who will bring in €14m annually at Monaco. Samuel Eto’o earns €20m per year at Anzhi Makhachkala, although the Cameroonian is on just a three-year deal and his total package will be surpassed by Ronaldo’s Real contract.

The one sticking point currently is the player’s image rights. Cristiano currently has a 60 per cent share (of which he pays a third to Jorge Mendes’ company Gestifute), while the club keep 40%.

The Portuguese is keen to improve that ratio and his recent tweet, as well as news stories leaked to press over a stalemate in negotiations, are thought to be two tactics used in conjunction with Mendes in order to apply pressure on the club. However, both parties are confident an agreement will be reached in the coming weeks

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