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NBA Basketball Player Cliff Robinson is dead at 53

 

Cliff Robinson, former NBA star and ‘Survivor’ contestant has passed on to the great beyond.He was 53.

The reason behind death was not revealed, but in 2017 Cliff suffered a brain hemorrhage. We don’t know if that was an element in his death.

Cliff played in the NBA for 18 seasons. He first joined the Portland Trailblazers back in 1989 where he stayed for 8 seasons. From there he went to Phoenix where he played for the Suns. He also played for the Detroit Pistons and also the New Jersey Nets.

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After retiring, Cliff was a competitor on season 28 of “Survivor” back in 2014. He finished in 14th place.

Cliff was a star during his college days at the University of Connecticut. the college broke the news, saying, ‘The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Cliff’
Cliff is survived by his wife, Heather Lufkins, and his son, Isaiah.

C: TMZ

Nneka Ede, the African Woman who owns a foreign club

A Nigerian businesswoman and entreprenuer, Nneka Ede has made history after becoming the first African woman to possess a club in Europe following her acquisition of Portuguese club, Lusitano Ginásio Clube, Futebol, SAD.

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The club on Thursday confirmed the news. Lusitano competes in the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portugal’s football pyramid and Mrs Ede took over ownership of the 108-year-old club in June 2020. She said:

Nigerian Becomes First African Woman to own European Club
“I am excited about this opportunity and i hope that this new chapter will deepen the already great sporting relations between Nigeria and Portugal, continue with the rich history of Lusitano club and provide a pathway for young talent to develop and shine through.” a press release from the club said:“After months of negotiations with different entities, an agreement has been reached with Mrs Nneka Ede, a sports enthusiast and entrepreneur from Nigeria, a country filled with people as passionate and fiery about football as us and which incidentally share the same green and white in their flags, towards the transfer of the ownership of the SAD to the latter that will help us in our mission to take Lusitano to the next level.”

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Mrs Ede becomes the second Nigerian to buy a Portuguese club after businessman Kunle Soname bought Clube Desportivo Feirense in 2015. Founded on November 11, 1911 by a group of highschool and commercial school youngsters, Lusitano – derived from Lusitania, the Roman name for the province like the present territory of Portugal south of the Douro river and to the modern-day Spanish region of Extremadura – competed in Portugal’s topflight for the first time in the 1952–53 season winding up 7th.

The club enjoyed a comparatively successful period in the 1950s and 1960s and spent 14 consecutive seasons in the Primeira Divisão earning a powerful 5th place in 1956/57, and reaching the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal twice. They were relegated in 1966 and have not competed in Portugal’s top flight ever since but they hold a proud record of being in the top 30 of teams with the foremost presences in the Portuguese topflight.

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Chinonso Eche sets a Guinness world record with 101 touches

Chinonso Eche has emerged as the youngest African footballer to set a Guinness world record for the most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing another football on the head.
The eleven-year-old lad who hails from Warri, Delta State was identified through his skill as a football freestyler, he was able to complete 101 touches while he held another ball on his head.

Eche talking to BBC, said he loves to freestyle because he believes he has the gift and does it to entertain his friends at school, adding that he prides himself as the best football freestyler in Warri.

Nigeria New Official Kit unveiled by Nike

Eche said he started free-styling since he was eight years old when his father showed him clips from retired Nigerian skipper, Jay Jay Okocha, Brazillian Gaucho Ronaldinho and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi, BBC Africa reports.

“My dad showed me videos of Messi, Ronaldinho and Okocha and i started practising,”Chinonso Eche said.

He also hopes to play for Super eagles and Clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

“I will like to play for bigger clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Super Eagles,” he told BBC Africa. Eche said he wakes up every day at 4:30 am to practice his football skills before preparing to go to school.

“After school, i go to the school field and practice with my friends,” the Guinness world record breaker said.

He hopes to be an international freestyler who travels all over the globe.

Cc:Nigerianmonitor

Nigeria New Official Kit 2020 unveiled by Nike

American sports clothing giant, NIKE, has unveiled a new ‘Swoosh’ layout for the Super Eagles before handing their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match-day  3 domestic qualifying come across towards  Sierra Leone

Nigeria New Kit 2020

The ‘swoosh’ design comes as a worth successor to the very ‘successful’ 2018 world cup kit that was tons beloved through Super Eagles supporters.

Nike enjoyed unprecedented fulfillment with their preceding Super Eagles layout, which became one among the quality promoting  jerseys in the company’s records following its release in advance of the 2018 World Cup.

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New 2020 kits for Nigeria: Home package’s hand drawn layout fuses the traditional aesthetic of an agbada gown w/ modern football layout. Away package trim is stimulated by using Onaism. Broader series of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress, & more.
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The next stage of the World Cup qualifier will commence on March 23, 2020. The draw might be conducted  on January 21.