Category: Sports

Premier League Transfer Spending Hits £500m

Transfer spending in the Premier League has reached £500 million this summer, £335 million short of last summer’s total with four weeks until the transfer deadline.

Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City for an initial fee of £44 million has been the highest so far. Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal has hinted at a “surprise” signing despite spending £83 million already.

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Aliko Dangote & Arsenal FC: The 30-Year Love Affair!

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, and President/CEO of the Dangote Group in passionately in Love! It is a love affair that spans over 30 years and is looking set to transform from mere relationship to something much more serious-marriage.

Recent media reports have it on good authority that Dangote is set to bid for Arsenal FC, a club he has ardently supported and loved passionately for over 30 years. Listed by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the world with net worth of over $17 billion, Dangote’s business interest spans from cement to various household products.

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How FIFA Can Revive its Brand Image

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, who was one of 14 people indicted in a massive bribery scandal, vowed to reveal new evidence against the world soccer’s governing body and its embattled president, Sepp Blatter. It’s just the latest blow to a brand in crisis.

Right now, FIFA is engaged in a high-stakes “win or go home” game of penalty kicks, with the sponsors who line their pockets with billions of dollars on the offensive side of the shoot-out getting ready for their kicks, while its own embattled brand is in goal, gearing up to block and deflect anything that comes its way. Meanwhile, a global consumer audience that has celebrated the game for generations is blowing the whistle and pointing to the penalty spot, its trust on the line.

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Akon says Singing Has Given Him a Platform to Promote Africa

622m Africans Lack Electricity
Unveils Akon Lighting Africa Initiative

Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Akon says being a successful entertainer has given him a platform to pursue his dream of helping Africa grow and prosper.

The performer, songwriter and producer was born in the U.S. of Senegalese parents and reared in both countries. He started an initiative called “Akon Lighting Africa” two years ago with a goal of bringing electricity to a million homes by the end of 2014. Click here to make a lazy tweet.

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The $10m Bribe Scandal

“I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football.

It is my deep care for FIFA and its interests, which I hold very dear, that has led me to take this decision,” he said.

I would like to thank those who have always supported me in a constructive and loyal manner as president of FIFA and who have done so much for the game that we all love. What matters to me more than anything is that when all of this is over, football is the winner.” Click here to make a lazy tweet.

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Real Madrid tops Football Rich List for 10th Straight Year

Story highlights
• Real Madrid tops Deloitte’s annual Money League for the club with the highest revenue
• Manchester United surpasses Barcelona and Bayern Munich to move into second spot
• List is dominated by English football with all 20 Premier League clubs in the world’s top 40.

Can anybody stop Real Madrid, on the football pitch and off it? For the 10th year running, European champion, Real Madrid is the world’s richest club in the annual Football Money League published by accountants Deloitte, with a revenue of $639 million.

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