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[Sports] Paul Le Guen Paul Le Guen is a football manager; was once a France international. His name is pronounced [p ɔ l l ə ɡ w ɛ n] or in Breton [pawl lø ɡ w ɛ n ː ] . He was born on 1 March 1964. He played with FC Nantes and PSG and won 17 caps for the French national team . He has also managed Olympique Lyonnais, Stade Rennais , Paris Saint-Germain , Glasgow Rangers , the Cameroon national team and the Oman senior team, most recently. The Nigerian Football Federation under Ahmadu Pinnick announced 18 July, 2016, that Le Guen was selected as the new technical adviser for the Nigerian senior team, the Super Eagles, having analysed his credentials compared with those of the other two candidates considered. Now let’s look at his credentials. His Successes He won 17 caps for the French national team. He played at Stade Brest for six years, Nantes Atlantique for two years, and then left Brittany for Paris St. Germain where he played for seven ye


Western Media seem to be paying more attention to Nigerians these days, less of Terrorism and more of positive records. This time, it is about Laolu Senbanjo who has just been selected by Nike as their 'Master of Air' which will see him create art-inspired Air Max at the Air Max Con 2016. He started his style of drawing with Charcoal, borrowing inspiration from prehistoric arts. Although he left arts, his preferred vocation, to read Law (University of Ilorin), having graduated, he resurrected his talents and forayed into professional Fine Arts. In 2009, he participated in his first exhibition at Elephant House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Sadly, he did not sell a single piece. Today, he is an icon of Contemporary African Fine Arts, widely traveled. As Nike celebrate their Air Max brand between March 24 and March 26, Laolu’s craft will showcase his originality as African, making a special appearance on March 25, around 7-8pm. According to thener


The Akwa Ibom state Government has concluded plans to engage a high caliber football club in Germany to set up and manage a Sports Academy at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium before the end of 2016. The state commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang who disclosed this in an interactive session with online media practitioners in his office on Thursday January 7, hinted that talks are already ongoing with the English Emirates Premier League to create a Sport Academy and invest in kids under ten in the state, that would spring up to become international soccer stars to recon with in the near future.   The commissioner however explained that the sports facility was not built only for football or for short term revenue, saying that the idea behind the edifice of such magnitude was to create wealth for the state in the long term. “For example; if you take a ten year old, and start to train, create an academy; I told you how passionate the Governor is and that

The Djokovic Lifestyle

Unlike most celebrity, Novak Djokovic knows he cannot afford to live loose. He adopts an amazingly rigid lifestyle, to retain his form and fitness at the zenith of the Tennis World. It seems he has required such personal stringency to keep his name among Tennis all time greats. Besides his screen-friendly disposition, multilingual ability, sense of humour and Orthodox Serbian Christianity, the tennis star’s off-court lifestyle features a fascinating eating habit. The tennis star is known to be very particular about when and how he eats. He buys organic food wherever he can and cooks almost every meal himself. When on tour, he tries to stay in hotels that can allow him make use of their kitchen. He begins every meal after having said a short prayer, although not to any specific god, but just to keep his mind reminded not to take food for granted. He then proceeds to eat at snail's pace and on purpose. As a personal principle, he does not watch TV, or use his mobile or comput

Chile 2015: What Happens To The World When Eagles Flock

Uduak Umo Eagles don’t flock. But not Emmanuel Amuneke’s boys at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup holding at Chile. These ones field one of the youngest squads; play with a deadly combination of energy, appetite and intellect. With the sharpest attack edge in the tournament, the most painstaking midfield, an amazingly brave and athletic goalie, a shaky defence unit notwithstanding, this Nigerian Golden Eaglets prove the danger when Eagles flock. Announcing Prospect Soccer is like a religion in Nigeria. And it wouldn’t be out of place to say that the English Premier league only began to gain significant followership in Nigeria when Nigerians ran out of patience for the national teams and local clubs following decay in the administration of the game in the country. In the last decade and more, Nigerians have been deprived the joy of watching their national teams dominate the world. Hence, publicity for Chile 2015 in Nigeria was met with sad indifference. The people no longer i