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Obafemi Martins: From Serie A goal poacher to owning Italian nightclub in Nigeria

Obafemi Martins: From Serie A goal poacher to owning Italian nightclub in Nigeria

Former Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins enjoyed an illustrious football career in Italy where he played for Reggiana and Inter Milan. Martins started his career in Nigeria before his European adventure started in Italy in 2000 and he went on to play in England, Germany, Russia, Spain, United States of America and China. The Nigerian was at a time ranked as the fifth-highest paid player in Major...

Nigeria star Osimhen wins Italian Footballers’ Association top prize

Nigeria star Osimhen wins Italian Footballers’ Association top prize

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has been crowned the Italian Footballers' Association (AIC) Footballer of the Year. Osimhen was honoured at the Gran Gala del Calcio that took place in Milan on Monday following his exploits for Napoli in the 2022-23 season. The Nigeria international led the Partenopei to their first Scudetto in 33 years and he claimed the Serie A’s top scorer award after scoring...

Rashford, Kane lead England past Italy as Three Lions qualify for EURO 2024

Rashford, Kane lead England past Italy as Three Lions qualify for EURO 2024

Bayern Munich forward Harry Kane was at the double, while Manchester United’s talisman Marcus Rashford scored one as England came from behind to record a 3-1 win over Italy in a rematch of the EUR0 2020 final at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night. The Three Lions improved their unbeaten run at Wembley to 19 matches as they booked a place in next year’s European Championships in...

FIBA World Cup: Angola suffer defeat to Italy in opening Group A tie

FIBA World Cup: Angola suffer defeat to Italy in opening Group A tie

Eleven-time African champions Angola suffered an opening-day 67-81 defeat to Italy in the 2023 FIBA World Cup on Friday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. The Angolans came into the tournament as one of five African contingents and were drawn in Group A alongside the Blues, the Dominican Republic, and co-hosts the Philippines. The game was very even for most of the first three quarters, with...

Done Deal: Super Eagles goalkeeper Okoye joins Serie A club Udinese

Done Deal: Super Eagles goalkeeper Okoye joins Serie A club Udinese

Serie A club Udinese have completed the signing of Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye on a permanent deal from Watford. Okoye penned a four-year deal with the Black and White that will keep him in Italy until June 2027. The Super Eagles goalkeeper endured a torrid brief spell at Watford where he played in just two cup matches without making an appearance in the Championship last season....