• It is a sad moment for Brazil, says Pele

    It is a sad moment for Brazil, says Pele

    The Brazilian hero says that his nation is in mourning after a plane crash over Colombia lost 71 lives, including many players and staff from the remarkable club.

    Brazil legend Pele has lamented the Chapecoense tragedy, saying that “for us Brazilians, it is very difficult”.

    Players and officials from the Brazilian team were among the 71 people to lose their lives when a plane carrying them to Colombia for first leg of their Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional crashed over Cerro […]

  • Refund our money back, Akwa Ibom State Government tells Pele

    Refund our money back, Akwa Ibom State Government tells Pele

    Iconic Pele has been asked by the Akwa Ibom State Government to refund a $300,000 (more than 135 million Naira) appearance fee paid him after he failed to grace the opening of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo two years ago.

    The 30,000-capacity stadium, which at the weekend played host to Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria, was opened by then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on November 7, 2014, with King of Football Pele billed to appear at the […]

  • Ronaldinho: Messi should win Ballon d’Or – but Maradona & Pele are still the best

    Ronaldinho: Messi should win Ballon d’Or – but Maradona & Pele are still the best

    The two stars played together at Camp Nou for several seasons before R10 left for Milan, and he believes that his former team-mate deserves another crown in 2016.

    Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has tipped Lionel Messi to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or, but he is not yet convinced he has earned the title of the best of all time.

    The 2002 World Cup winner played alongside Messi during his first seasons at Barcelona, before moving on to Milan.

    And while Cristiano Ronaldo appears […]

  • Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Kevin-Prince Boateng has described Ronaldinho as the best footballer he ever played with, hailing the Brazilian as even better than Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele.

    The Las Palmas midfielder, who played with Ronaldinho at AC Milan, said the 36-year-old was past his best when he first signed for the Serie A club.

    But despite his advanced age, Boateng insisted Ronaldinho still had so much quality it placed him above other legends of the sport.

    “Who’s the best player I’ve ever played with? […]

  • Lionel Messi a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo – Pele

    Lionel Messi a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo – Pele

    Brazil legend Pele believes Lionel Messi has been the greatest player in the world over the last 15 years.

    For many people Pele, who won the World Cup three times, is the best player the game has ever produced.

    Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have long battled it out for that tag in the modern era, though Pele feels there is only one winner.

    “I could mention some names but what has happened in the last 10 to 15 years, […]

  • Pele to visit Nigeria on Sept. 22

    Pele to visit Nigeria on Sept. 22

    After the initial plan to bring him to Nigeria in August was shelved due to ill-health Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé, is set to visit the country on September 22-23.

    Pele’s visit is a part of a two-day programme focused on the development of football and the Nigerian youth. It starts with a football clinic with Pelé, a celebrity exhibition match and concludes with an exclusive dinner with selected guests and Pele.

    There will also be […]

  • Pele’s visit to Nigeria gets new date

    Pele’s visit to Nigeria gets new date

    The legendary Brazilian’s August trip was cancelled because of poor health which stopped him from attending Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

    Football legend Pele will now be coming to Lagos in September, organizers have confirmed.

    The three-time World Cup winner cancelled his initial trip billed for August 11 due to poor health – which stopped him from appearing at the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

    With this development, the WJS/YEDA Legend Edition focused on youth development and empowerment will now hold between […]

  • Pele’s visit to Nigeria postponed due to ill health

    Pele’s visit to Nigeria postponed due to ill health

    The legendary Brazilian footballer will not be coming to Lagos this month because of poor health days after he cancelled appearing at the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

    Football legend Pele will not be coming to Lagos this week due to ill health, organizers of the visit have announced.

    The Winihin Jemide Series and the Youth Experience Days Africa had planned to bring Pele to Nigeria for the Legend Edition on August 11-12.

    However, a statement from the organizers said that another date will […]

  • Pope Francis decides that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever ahead of Pele and Maradona

    Pope Francis decides that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever ahead of Pele and Maradona

    Pope Francis has appeared to have finally ended the long-held debate over whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the better player.

    While many have been edging toward the former recently after he won the European Championships with Portugal this summer, the Argentina-born religous leader has other ideas.

    He thinks his compatriot is actually the best player to have ever graced the game.

    Asked whether Pele or Maradona is better, the 79-year-old replied: ‘For me, Messi,’ according to SPORT.

    The Pope didn’t give any […]

  • Pele, Legend Soccer Player announces he’ll be visiting Nigeria this August … See Photo

    Pele, Legend Soccer Player announces he’ll be visiting Nigeria this August … See Photo

    The greatest player of all time, football legend, Pele took to his Twitter account on Friday to announce he will be visiting Nigeria this August, saying it’s been nearly 50 years since he last visited the country . See photo detailed below:

    The greatest player of all time, football legend, Pele took to his Twitter account on Friday to announce he will be visiting Nigeria this August, saying it’s been nearly 50 years since he last visited the country

  • Pele to visit Nigeria in August

    Pele to visit Nigeria in August

    The three-time World Cup winner with Brazil is expected in Lagos for a series of events that will culminate in a charity gala.

    Football’s greatest legend, Brazilian World Cup winner Pele is expected in Nigeria for a historic visit in August as part of events planned by the Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa.

    Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the three-time World Cup winner will headline a youth football tournament that will take place at the Astro-Turf in Ikoyi as […]