According to Sport-Nova, Alexander Hleb is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign with Al Khaldiya in the Bahraini Top Division for the upcoming season. After a brief stint with Isloch in Minsk, Belarus, the former Arsenal and Barcelona great retired in March 2020.
Nigeria has made headlines for the wrong reasons at the ongoing summer Olympics in Tokyo, after 10 athletes were banned from the games for failing to do mandatory anti-doping tests, prior to the commencement of the games. It has caused wild reaction from Nigerians, who were swift in putting blame on the Federal Ministry of Sports for the disappointment.
The Belgian national football was forced to play Belarus without the country's 28-year-old all-time highest goalscorer Romelu Lukaku in Group E of the European World Cup Qualifiers. Though Belgium won their opponents with a 0-1 scoreline, there were ways the absence of the country's prolific striker was felt and we would be talking about them in this article.
Group E: czech republic were in action against Belarus yesterday. Czech republic who defeated Wales 2-1 in their last game, maintained their winning streak yesterday by defeating Belarus 2-0 at home yesterday. Wales on the other hand, returned to winning ways yesterday as they narrowly secured all 3 points in the game against Estonia last night.
We have many Nigerian-born pastors who are serving God in other countries around the world. In the same way, we have Nigerians who are doing other things Abroad, so also we have those doing the Pastoral work. In today's article, I want to bring to you 2 of them who are doing it there and doing it well.
Gareth Bale ( Wales). Bale has been the best player for his nation in the past few years, and he proved it during the break. He stepped up when he was most needed by delivering a crucial hat-trick against Belarus in a narrow 2-3 victory. He first won and scored a penalty to give Wales the lead in the game before two defensive errors cost his team.
The World Cup Qualifier games continued on Sunday as Countries around the world try to qualify for the 2022 World Cup games. Wales were in action once again against Belarus for their third match in the Group. Following victory for Belgium and Czech on September 2 , Wales is now in third position with a game in hand.
Gareth Bale managed a hat-trick in stoppage time to keep Wales' World Cup hopes alive, taking a spectacular 3-2 victory over Belarus on Sunday. In doing so, the Welshman put a definitive end to his drought of goals for his country, which had lasted for 693 days.
The recent death rates are gradually increasing and of cause, they are indeed tragic. This is the case of the 20-year-old Nigerian footballer Kevin Odenigbo who was declared dead after he drowned in Belarus. Just when he thought success has landed on his doorstep, death decided to play a part.
Gareth Bale brilliant performance save Wales from embarrassment against Belarus in Russia and keep their hopes of qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup alive. The Real Madrid winger who's currently on loan at Tottenham Hotspur ended his two years Wales goal drought as a hat trick to beat Belarus in Kazan, Russia.
Nigeria International who plies her trade in Belarus, Onome Ebi has become the oldest African female player to score a treble in Europe as her club Minsk gave Gomel a heavy 11-0 defeat in the Belarusian Women's Premier League. This feat came following her return from the Summer Series outing with Nigeria in Texas last week, the Super Falcons defender gave a sterling performance as Minsk dragged Neman in the mud through shoot to advance to the final Belarusian Cup.
Wales made a strong start as Bale's first penalty gave them an early lead, but conceeded two goals in two first-half minutes as goals from Vitali Lisakovich and Pavel Sedko put Belarus in front. Lisakovich scored from the spot after Chris Gunter was penalised for a raised foot, before an unmarked Sedko punished shaky defending from Wales, who were fortunate not to be further behind at half-time.
Kelvin Odenigbo was 20 years old and a player of FC Vitebsk located in Belarus before he drowned and died in a lake on Saturday, June 5. Kelvin Odenigbo recently joined FC Vitebsk on a loan from his former club NAF Rockets, and he plays center-forward for Vitebsk where he has scored a goal in four appearances.
A sprinter voiced fears for her safety as she refused an order to fly home early from the Olympics for criticising her coaches. The 24-year-old says she sought police protection at the terminal so she would not have to board the flight. "I think I am safe.
Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare has said that the Nigerian sports system is flawed and that athletes are always at the receiving end. Lamenting that athletes in Nigeria are often neglected, Okagbare said that people who are not passionate about sports should not be he handling the sports affairs of Nigeria.
Gareth Bale scored a hat trick, including a dramatic stoppage-time winner, as Wales beat Belarus 3-2 in a back-and-forth World Cup qualifying game. Defeat would have left Wales facing an uphill task to qualify from Group E but after the win, which came courtesy of a stoppage-time winner, they are third, a point behind the Czech Republic with a game in hand.
One of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's most vocal detractors was sentenced on Tuesday to 14 years in jail for fraud by a court in the country. According to his supporters, who used the 57-year-Twitter old's account to announce the sentencing, "Viktor Babaryko was sentenced to 14 years in a maximum-security colony."
Nigeria's chances of success at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics has suffered a major setback as ten Nigerian athletes have been disqualified. Photo credit: Google. The athletes were deemed unfit to participate by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which is an independent Athletic body charged with managing all issues of integrity, including doping and non-doping cases.
The chances of improving our medals at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics have gone begging as no less than 10 Nigerian athletes will not be allowed to participate in track and field events having failed the minimum testing requirements. Category A’ countries are the ones considered to have the highest doping risk and considered as a threat to the overall integrity of the sport.
Ten Nigerian athletes have been disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. They got disqualified by the Athletics Integrity Unit, the athletes were disqualified because they failed to meet up with the anti-doping requirements. According to Punch Newspapers, some of the disqualified athletes includes Ruth Usoro a long jumper, Favour a Sprinter and 8 other athletes.