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Portugal are European champions

A goal of breathtaking genius by Eder in extra-time gifted Portugal their first European glory and left France desolate and heartbroken.

It was a goal that came from nothing, from an unlikely source but it was special. Eder from 25 yards shoved off a challenge from  Kochielny before striking low and hard to beat Lloris in post for the host.

The Selecao gave everything for Ronaldo who was carried off the pitch on a stretcher  in pain, in tears when he was cluttered into after 23 minutes.

And when he returned limping on a strapped knee, the Portuguese football god had turned into an assistant manager issuing instructions and motivating his charges from the touchline.

It was a story of great attitude, determination and commitment from a Portuguese side who many had given up on and never gave a chance.

But the players never gave up on themselves and when their star man was out injured they turned their weakness into strength, played a compact game and kept the host quiet for mos…

World Stars Wedding Photos: Football legend, Pele marries for a third time at age 75

Legendary Brazilian footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (alias Pele) married for the third time at a small ceremony in Sao Paulo on Saturday evening.

The 75-year former Santos star wed his girlfriend of six years,  Marcia Cibele Aoki in the coastal town of Guaruja.

 Pele has appeared 91 times for Brazil between 1957 and 1971. He also played for Brazil’s FC Santos and New York Cosmos.His previous two marriages lasted for more than 10 years each. The marriages were blessed with five children; three with his first wife and two with his second.


I’ll preach Mahama to Yvonne Nelson – Dumelo

Popular Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has said he will try and convince his friend and colleague actor Yvonne Nelson to support President John Mahama as Ghana heads for the polls in November.

Dumelo who has not hidden his sympathies for the ruling NDC and President Mahama said even though he cannot force the political decision on the actress, it will not be out of place to preach the President to her.

“Everybody has a choice and obviously when I see Yvonne I will speak to her, but everybody deserves a fair chance to judge everything by themselves.

“I will talk to her about it (supporting Mahama) but she has a choice at the end of the day,” he told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM.

Dumelo who is also an entrepreneur added that he does not know if the actress supports the opposition NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo.

“I don’t know if she supports Nana Addo or not. We haven’t spoken about it”.

The two friends who fell out over the #Dumsormuststop campaign which waged by the actress have now made u…

Football legend Pele set to tie the knot for the third time at age 75

Legendary footballer Pele is set to marry for the third time at the age of 75 to a 42-year-old businesswoman named, Marcia Cibele Aoki.

The three-time world champion will be marrying his girlfriend of six years on Tuesday, July 12, in a small ceremony in Sao Paulo according to reports.

Talking to O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper, Pele confidently said that this time, he has found "love forever." It better be forever! :-)

Marcia Cibele Aoki has been by Pele ‘s side in nearly all his public appearances since 2012, as well as during his repeated hospital visits in recent years.

His previous two marriages lasted for more than 10 years each. The marriages were blessed with five children; three with his first wife and two with his second.

Pele is held by many as being the greatest footballer in history for scoring 1,281 goals in 1,363 matches.

Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, appeared 91 times for Brazil between 1957 and 1971. He also played for Brazil’s FC Santos and Ne…

Corruption in NDC begun under Mills - Rawlings

The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings has chastised the current leadership for allowing corruption to envelope the party that upheld probity and accountability in high esteem.

According to him, corruption in the party began under the late President Mills.

Mr. Rawlings who had served twice as a president of Ghana said his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings broke away from the NDC which had been very instrumental in its upbringing because of corrupt activities that have crept into the party.

“…I can do is to critique and advocate for my people. I can’t hide it. And I believe that was how I won the respect from the larger populace, from both sides of the political divide. I have remained principled. My wife is still standing where she is, cut off from our party that she was very responsible in building up because it became corrupted from Mills’ time,” he added.

Speaking to the Nigerian Guardian newspaper, Jerry Rawlings said such situation is …

Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso joins Panathinaikos from Rubin Kazan

Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso has joined Greek side Panathinaikos from Russian club Rubin Kazan on a three year deal.
 The 25 year old winger completed his move following a medical with the Athens based club.
Panathinaikos confirmed that Wakaso would be at the club until the "summer of 2019."

 Wakaso had been with Rubin Kazan since 2013, but spent periods on loan at both Celtic and Las Palmas during that time.

 He played a key role in helping Ghana reach the both the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon next year, as well as the group phase of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Look at my ability not the wheelchair – Greenstreet

The flagbearer of the Convention People's Party, Ivor Greenstreet has charged electorates not to be demoralized by his physical appearance but rather focus on his ability and potential to move the country forward.

According to the flagbearer, his government will empower persons living with physical challenges and ensure strict enforcement of all disability laws in the country.

He said this on Saturday during the introduction of Parliamentary candidates for the party in Upper Manya, Lower Manya, Asuogyaman and Okere constituencies to party executives and supporters at Agormanya in the Lower Manya constituency.

He cited the election of the former US president, Franklin Roosevelt, a physically challenged, who won the US elections even at the time of war.

"The greatest president America has ever had, Franklin Roosevelt because of polio was in a wheelchair but he became a president for four I am pleading with you don't look at the wheelchair at all, it i…