Thursday , 18 January 2018


Afghan ‘Little Messi’ meets his idol in Doha, but now his family needs help

Lionel Messi met with six-year-old Mortaza Hashimi in Doha ahead of Barcelona's international mid-week friendly (Photo: Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy)

Six-year-old Mortaza Hashimi, known as the ‘Little Afghan Messi’ has finally met his hero in Qatar. The Little Afghan Messi, who charmed the world with his Lionel Messi carrier bag football shirt dreams came true when he met his hero in Qatar on Tuesday ahead of before the international friendly match between Barcelona and local team Al Ahli. Messi met ... Read More »

Chapecoense’s Neto finally wake up from coma, can’t recall anything of tragic plane crash


CHAPECOENSE plane crash survivor Neto has no memory of what happened after waking up from his coma. The defender was one of just six survivors of the Colombia plane tragedy that killed 71 people in total. Helio Neto had to undergo emergency surgery having survived the plane crash According to reports, one of the first things Neto asked doctors was who ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. Ronaldo, 31, helped Real Madrid win last season’s Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016. It adds to the titles he won in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo is now one behind Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who received the honour ... Read More »

Gambia’s Jammeh to contest defeat in court


Veteran Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh announced a legal challenge to an election in which he had already conceded defeat, in a weekend of dramatic twists that sparked international furore and fear of a crackdown in the west African state. A week after conceding defeat to upstart rival Adama Barrow in the December 1 vote, Jammeh rejected the polls on Friday, ... Read More »

UN Security Council demands Gambia’s Jammeh hand over power


The UN Security Council demanded that Gambia’s leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn. In a unanimous statement on Saturday, the 15 council members called on Jammeh to “respect the choice of the sovereign people of The Gambia, as he did on December 2 2016, and to ... Read More »

Joe Dodoo’s sensational volley wins Rangers Goal of the Month


The Ghana striker’s incredible volley against Partick Thistle for Rangers FC has been voted by fans as the club’s Goal of the Month for November. Dodoo after latching on to a pass, eased growing nerves among the huge travelling support when he volleyed in from 14 yards to cancel out Patrick Thistle’s lead, before to took a pass from Miller, ... Read More »

Former FIFA general secretary under investigation in 2006 World Cup bid case


Swiss authorities have searched more houses as a part of their criminal investigation into Germany’s successful bid for the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Urs Linsi, former general secretary of world football’s governing body, added to their list of suspects. The latest developments come after the office of the Swiss Attorney General in September confirmed that it had opened criminal ... Read More »

Survivors found but 76 feared dead after Brazilian club’s plane crashes in Colombia


Brazilian football players, officials and journalists are believed dead after an aircraft carrying 81 people, including the Brazilian club Chapecoense, crashed overnight on the outskirts of Medellin. Military sources in Colombia have suggested that only five people had survived the accident including three players – goalkeeper Danilo, Jackson Follmann and Alan Ruschel – one crew member and a journalist, Rafael ... Read More »

Mandela’s children hospital dream fulfilled three years after death


Brightly-painted wards and colourful furnishings are matched by state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering operating theatres at a new children’s hospital in Johannesburg honouring Nelson Mandela. After he led the struggle to dismantle apartheid, one of Mandela’s most cherished dreams was to build the first specialist paediatric hospital in southern Africa. To mark the third anniversary of his death on December 5, ... Read More »

GLO-CAF AWARDS: Aubameyang, Mahrez, 3 others nominated for Top 5


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday announced the Top 5 nominees for the 2016 African Player of the Year and the 2016 African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) in the Glo-Caf Awards. The players were shortlisted from thirty players who earlier were nominated for the African Player of the Year, and 25 players who made the list ... Read More »