Reigning Europa League champions, Atlético Madrid, have arrived in the country (yes, Atlético’s in Nigeria!!) ahead of a friendly match with our Super Eagles later today at the Godwin Akpabio stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
Atlético coach, Diego Simeone led the team which comprises the likes of captain Gabi, highly rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak, French striker Kevin Gameiro, Juanfran, Vitolo, Angel Correa and veteran striker, Fernando Torres.
Star strikers Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa have been left out of the squad to face Nigeria as both have been called up by France and Spain to their respective World Cup squads.
The game comes a week after the Atlético squad finished the Spanish league season in second place ahead of more illustrious city rivals, Real Madrid. Nigeria meanwhile will use the game as part of their World Cup preparations.
OBAMAS CHILL WITH NETFLIX
When next you are down for some Netflix and chill, brace yourself to find the Obamas or a work of theirs show up on your screen, probably right in the moment as you are about to get down to the business of the day – whatever that means to you.
Speculation had been circulating for months and on Monday evening, Netflix made it official that former US president, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have signed a multi-year contract with the platform.
The Netflix deal would see the Obamas produce films and series for the platform, and according to Netflix, these would potentially include features, scripted and unscripted series, as well as documentaries.
JOHN WICK, MEET HALLE BERRY
Hollywood star, Halle Berry, has revealed she has joined the cast of John Wick: Chapter 3 which stars Keanu Reeves as a highly sought-after assassin who basically wants to be left alone so he can lead the quiet life he craves more than Nigerians do wedding jollof.
According to Halle Berry whose last film appearance was in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, she would be playing a character named Sofia, though, that character is not going to be a villain in the film going by various reports.
Perhaps, a love interest? Because Mr. Wick really needs some chill time going by what’s to come in Chapter 3 – he had a bounty of $14 million placed on his head at the end of Chapter 2 after killing a member of the High Table in The Continental.
Whatever the case would be, we would all find out when the film is released May 17, 2019 (which is two weeks after the next Avengers movie is scheduled to be released). 2019 already shaping up nicely.
LEBRON TOLD PEOPLE TO RELAX, AND HAS BROUGHT THE CAVS LEVEL AGAINST CELTICS
LeBron James was in MVP mode again as he posted 44 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-102 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, tying the series at 2-2 as a result.
Celtics had gone 2-0 up on home court but had themselves and LeBron to blame for throwing that lead away, missing nine successive three-point attempts during the match as LeBron almost single-handedly brought the Cavs back in contention.
EFCC DENY MAGU HAS BORNO GOVERNORSHIP ASPIRATION
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have denied a report claiming that the acting head of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, intends to run for the governor’s office in Borno State.
EFCC described the reports as false, malicious, and an affront on Magu’s integrity, adding that Magu has contacted his lawyers to start legal proceedings against online platforms which published the report.
One moment please while I go check if I’ve put my Ogas at the top here in trouble or not.