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Keshi’s Corpse Moved To Public Hospital For Autopsy.




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The family of the late former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has moved his remains from Faith Mediplex Hospital, Benin, to Stella Obasanjo Hospital for autopsy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Keshi’s remains had been deposited at Faith Mediplex where the former Super Eagles captain was rushed to early on Wednesday.

The family’s spokesman, Ricky Aburimen, who had rushed the late national team player to the hospital, told newsmen that the move became necessary for autopsy to be conducted on the body.

He said Keshi was not a registered patient in the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“And as such, his remains needed to be moved to a government-owned hospital for a proper investigation into cause of his death,’’ Aburimen said.

He said the cause of his death should not be a subject of speculation, hence, the reason for the autopsy.

Aburimen, who is the immediate older brother to the late wife of the Nigeria soccer icon, described Keshi’s death as shocking.

According to him, he had complained of pains in his leg for some days and they kept massaging it for him. When he complained of it last night, they massaged it again.

“About one and half hours after the massaging, he was in serious distress and was gasping for breath.

“That was how we rushed him to the hospital (Faith Mediplex), a distance of about 20 minutes.

“But by the time we arrived at the hospital, the doctor certified him dead.

“That was sometime between 11:30 and 11:45pm. It was the nurse that first came out. She checked for his pulse‎ and said there was no pulse in him.

“Doctors later came and did all the stuffs they did, but nothing came out of it,’’ he said.

When asked what could have been the likely cause of Keshi’s death,‎ Aburime said no one should speculate the cause of his death, until an autopsy is conducted by qualified doctors.

Aburimen said the report of the autopsy would be made public at a press conference befitting of Keshi’s status.

Also at the hospital was Ebuka Ofuone, a cousin of the late coach, who was said to have lived with him from his childhood but he could barely utter a word as a result of grief.

Keshi, 54, had won the African Cup of Nations for Nigeria as a player in 1994 and repeated the feat as coach in South Africa in 2013.



BREAKING: Man United Legend Wayne Rooney Appointed Derby Coach

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Wayne Rooney has been appointed as Derby’s coach on a permanent basis, the Championship club announced on Friday.

Derby County confirmed the 35-year-old former Manchester United and England forward had agreed to a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November.

The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager’s role, Rooney had “elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job”.

Details later…

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Anthony Joshua Reveals Retirement Date

Peter Okunoren



Anthony Joshua admits he is “coming towards the end of my career” and has hinted that he will have a maximum of “five years left” in the sport before retiring.

The 31-year-old world heavyweight champion could be approaching the most significant period of his career, with ongoing negotiations about two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021.

Since making his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion, having regained his WBA, IBF, and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr before defending them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month.

“This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.

“I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career.

“Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a little bit more left, so when you see the next Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the end of my career and the next generation will be coming through.”

Fury turned professional in 2008, nearly five years before Joshua, who recently suggested that his British rival should also be thinking about hanging up his gloves.

“Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” Joshua had told Sky Sports.

“If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.”

But the 32-year-old Fury told Sky Sports last year that he wanted a lengthy world title reign like Wladimir Klitschko.

“Klitschko did it until he was 40,” said Fury who ended the Ukrainian’s dominance with a points win in 2015.

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Ex-Italy Defender Bellugi’s Legs Amputated After COVID-19 Complications

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Former Italy and Inter Milan defender Mauro Bellugi revealed on Tuesday that both his legs had been amputated following coronavirus complications.

Bellugi, 70, was hospitalized on November 4 after contracting Covid-19, with doctors forced to carry out a double amputation following a worsening of pre-existing conditions.

“They also took off my leg with which I scored against Borussia Moenchengladbach,” said Bellugi of a goal scored for Inter in the European Cup in November 1971.

Bellugi, who also played for Bologna and Napoli during the 1960s and 1970s, went on to become a football pundit.

“I will wear prostheses like those of (Oscar) Pistorius, so I will overtake you in the corridors of the television studios,” he told journalist Luca Serafini on

Bellugi won the Serie A title with Inter in 1971 and also played for Italy in the World Cup of 1974 and 1978.


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