31, Dec 2020
Okocha Opens Up On ‘failed’ Business Venture With ‘soccer Ambassador

Okocha opens up on ‘failed’ business venture with ‘Soccer Ambassador’

After several months of silence, former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, yesterday, revealed why he fell apart with his former business partner, Friday Nwankwo-Kujah.

For several weeks, the Nigerian media has been flooded with allegation by Kujah saying that Jay Jay Okocha and his wife, Nkechi, illegally took over a Bureau de change business they jointly-owned with varying number of shares. Kujah, fondly called ‘Soccer Ambassador’ because of his close relationships with some players of 1994 set of Super Eagles, alleged that for 13 years, Okocha pushed him and other shareholders from the said business venture.

However, Okocka opened a can of warm yesterday, describing Nwankwo-Kujah as ungrateful fellow. “I don’t want to join issues with Friday Kujah because I see him as ungrateful fellow,” Okocha told The Guardian.

“So many ex-players no longer want to have anything to do with Kujah because of what he did to me. I took him as a friend, and decided to do business with him on trust. But look at the way he is trying to scandalise my name. I won’t fail to his blackmail,” he stated.

Okocha recalls: “I was playing in Qatar preparing for my retirement from active football when Friday Kujah called me one early morning on phone to suggest that he and one Israelis had a business idea. I told him to wait. But some few days later, Kujah went to meet my wife. I was surprised when my wife called to say that Friday Kujah was in my house. To cut long story short, Kujah said he wants us to start a Bureau de change business. He brought the Israelis from a Mega Plaza.

“I asked both of them how much they would contribute for the business to commence, but they replied that they don’t have any money. They said that their contribution was the ‘business idea’ from their head. I decided to flow along with them based on the trust I had on Friday Kujah. I told them that since they were not contributing any cash into the business, I would only pay them percentage based on money generated. Thereafter, he (Kujah) told me to send $300,000, which I did. He went and registered the company in his name.

Okocha continues: “The business was not yielding any positive result, rather, they kept asking me for more money. And I had already retired from active football. When I returned from Qatar, Friday Kujah couldn’t render anything in terms of profit from the business. Things were going from bad to worse. They took loan from Access bank, yet they couldn’t pay for the house rent, and debts were pilling up. It got to a stage the owner of the building could not take it. He took us to the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and I had to settle the debt.

“One day, the Israelis, who was the Operations Manager, walked up to me to say that I had to give them another $1million for the business to survive. I was sensing great danger ahead. Should I continue to invest my retirement money into such business, when there is no hope of getting profit?. I quickly recalled how some of my teammates in the Super Eagles, and some others before us fell into some wrong hands after their retirement from football. Everything I did with Friday Kujah was based on trust. I even borrowed him the money he used for his accommodation. When it became clear that my business with Friday Kujah was not heading any good direction, I left him and registered my company, Jay Jay Okocha Bureau de change. So, in what way have I shortchanged or owe Friday Kujah money? He is going about scandalising my name, and reporting me to EFCC, but I won’t join issues with him. God has rescued me from his hand, and I have moved on. As I said, I won’t succumb to his cheap blackmail. And I am sure the present crop of Super Eagles players will learn a lot of lesions from this. They must not put their trust on people, especially when it comes to investing their hard earned money on businesses,” Okocha stated.

Source:- Guardian

31, Dec 2020
Dj 4Kerty – Tule Mixtape. MP3 DOWNLOAD

One of the buzzing street disc jockeys DJ 4Kerty has surfaced with yet another mixtape tagged – Tule! Mix to wrap up the year in style.

Zanku Records/Zlatan official disc jockey, DJ 4kerty with the slogan E ma jo di (Dance / Turn Up Till) 4:30 comes through with a banging mixtape for the festive season.

This new mixtape houses trending and the latest songs out there the likes of ‘Tule! Beat by Dj Yk ft Davido, Are You There?, KPK by Mohbad, Magbe by Qdot ft Patoranking, and more.

It’s another Latest DJ mix 2020/2021 for the dance floors.

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31, Dec 2020
Black Coffee – You Need Me ft Sun-El Musician & Maxine Ashley. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Black Coffee drops a new legacy with Sun-El Musician and Maxine Ashley titled You Need Me,

It appears just before the year runs to an end.

He proves once again to be the king of the turntable as he creates this amazing track on a new style of the level.

His last project was a month ago on I’m Fallin’ featuring RY X. He also gave us 10 Missed Calls from him which increased the anxiety of fans as we saw Pharrell Williams and Jozzy with him.

Reigning as one of the best in the industry, he drops this amazing Afro House style just the way we love it.

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31, Dec 2020
Makhadzi – Mahalwan ft Mayten. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Makhadzi delivers what we’ve been expecting as she brings her Mahalwan with Mayten.

She surprises the world this time in a bigger way as she took the track off her album titled Kokovha which held 21 amazing tracks.

Not too long, Makhadzi made a rebrand as she dropped another hit track titled Muharu featuring Mr Brown.

Her last appearance was on DJ Call Me’s official music video for Maxaka which also featured Mr Brown.

Giving us the type of music we ask for, Makhadzi delivers her latest project to the World.

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31, Dec 2020
Larry Gaaga – African Princess ft Spotless. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Larry Gaaga collaborates with popular musician-producer, Spotless to serve us this jam off his “Nneka” album titled “African Princess”. Production credits to Spotless.

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31, Dec 2020
Alikiba & Dj Sbu – Nakupenda. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Alikiba Dj Sbu Nakupenda MP3 Mp4 DOWNLOAD

Kings Music frontier, Alikiba and the prolific south African record producer, DJ Sbu team up together for a masterpiece song titled “Nakupenda” The track was amongst DJ Sbu newly premiered “Home Coming (The African Odyssey album).”

The visual was was shot in South Africa and Directed by Teekay of Edible Elevens Production.

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31, Dec 2020
Darassa – Proud Of You ft Alikiba. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Darassa Proud of You Ft Alikiba MP3 Mp4 DOWNLOAD

The talented east African recording artist, Darassa has come through with a brand new song titled “Proud Of You” featuring the Kings Music CEO, Alikiba.

The song was lifted from the latest album called “Slave Becomes A King” while the accompanying music video is directed and produced by Edible Elevens.

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31, Dec 2020
Prince Kaybee – 2020 Year End Mix. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Prince Kaybee 2020 Year End DJ Mix MP3 DOWNLOAD

Foremost South African record producer and disc jockey, Prince Kaybee blesses his fans this festive period with this dope mix titled “2020 year end.”

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31, Dec 2020
Ogidi Brown – 3n3 Nipa. MP3 DOWNLOAD

OGB Music front liner, Ogidi Brown cheers up his fans with this new hit song tagged “3n3 Nipa”. Production credits to Beatz Fada.

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31, Dec 2020
Kwaw Kese – Party Rocker ft Medikal & Dammy Krane. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Finally, the much-awaited Christmas jam lies right here. Check out and download this new song from Kwaw Kese tagged “Party Rocker”. The song features rapper Medikal and Nigerian musician, Dammy Krane.

Production credits to Skonti.

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31, Dec 2020
Wendy Shay – Pray For The World. MP3 DOWNLOAD

Ruff town records signee, Wendy Shay once again thrills fans with another heavy masterpiece tagged “Pray For The World”. Production credits to MOG.

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31, Dec 2020
‘Man Utd Sitting Second Is No Accident’ – Solskjaer’s ‘Fantastic’ Job Saluted By Kuszczak

The former Red Devils goalkeeper sees positive steps being taken in the right direction at Old Trafford, with a title challenge on the cards 

Manchester United’s rise to second place in the Premier League table is “no accident”, says Tomasz Kuszczak, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considered to be doing “something fantastic” at Old Trafford.

A Norwegian tactician filling the most demanding of posts has not always enjoyed such lavish praise.

Questions have been asked of his ability to deliver on expectations throughout an eventful spell that has delivered a number of highs and lows.

United are very much back on an upward curve at present, having moved to within three points of the Premier League summit while boasting a game in hand on Liverpool, and optimism is building again in Manchester.

Much of that had been eroded in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, with the Red Devils regressing horribly, but patience is now being rewarded.

A title challenge appears to be on the cards, with Kuszczak impressed by what he has seen from a rejuvenated United.

The former Red Devils goalkeeper, who formed part of three title-winning squads in his playing days, told Stadium Astro: “In football we have waves where you dominate the league and European football – United had that.

“Sir Alex Ferguson did what he did for 26 years. He built the team and had big titles. After he left, we saw what happens – quick buy, quick sell, big decisions.

“The fans wanted to see United on top but it doesn’t always happen like that. Everyone could see a period of transition was needed and now something new is there.

“I can feel the trust that Ole has from the owners and supporters. It’s building up and he deserves that.

“He came in during a difficult moment and there were doubts about his name across experts – was he experienced enough?

“He is starting to do something fantastic. They are second, let’s build on that. It may change quickly but it’s no accident. There must be something in it.”

Kuszczak added: “If you look across the season it has been a bit up and down. It’s nice to be on top. You have to start to build on something.

“They can think ‘we are there’. They are second now, so hold on to that. Every game have the same mentality and see what happens. That is the right mentality for the team, to be humble and want to win trophies.”

While talking up United’s impressive form in 2020-21, as they rediscover how to grind results out, Kuszczak believes there is still room for improvement from Solskjaer’s side.

He said: “The strength of Manchester United in the past was not only scoring goals, it was defending as well. The great results and end of season trophies come from not just scoring goals.

“I think they have improved as a team. But against Leicester they had the lead twice and lost goals. Games like that happen all the time.

“If you want to achieve something in the Premier League and win trophies, you have to learn how to play and win games like that. If you look at records in the past and teams winning trophies, they have been fantastic at that – home and away.”

31, Dec 2020
Lawal: I Knew Ighalo Would Struggle At Manchester United When Cavani Arrived

The former Super Eagles striker has not played football since September when the Red Devils defeated Brighton in a League Cup fixture 

Former Nigeria winger Garba Lawal anticipated Odion Ighalo’s lack of playing time at Manchester United following the signing of Edinson Cavani on a free transfer in October.

Ighalo is struggling for opportunities in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in this campaign with just nine minutes of football in the Premier League so far, and he made his Champions League debut against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month without kicking the ball.

The 31-year-old striker is currently enduring a contrasting experience to his impressive start to life at Old Trafford when he scored five goals in 19 appearances across all competitions in the second part of the 2019-20 season.

While Cavani is making his impact in Solskjaer’s team, Ighalo has not made Manchester United’s Premier League matchday squad since October 17.

“When I saw Cavani coming to Manchester, I knew Ighalo is going to have a problem because you have a striker and you bring in another striker so I don’t know how that thing works,” Lawal told Goal.

“He is a fantastic player anytime but at this moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the coach and every coach has his own philosophy. His philosophy when Ighalo joined with the team was good, but when he brought Cavani I wouldn’t know where that was coming from.

“I am a coach also and I can’t condemn Solskjaer, it doesn’t work like that. We don’t know what they are planning to do and Cavani is a good player also. He is playing fantastic; he makes an impact whenever he comes in. They are good.”

The ex-Nigeria international initially joined Manchester United on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in January, but it was extended until the end of January 2021.

When quizzed further about Ighalo’s future, Lawal who won the Dutch Cup twice at Roda JC said; “It depends on the player, if he is happy to stay there like that, because Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and being there is something.

“What I want to tell Ighalo at his age is that if he is happy to stay at Manchester, he should stay. He is not young anymore, he knows better than us and he knows what he wants, so I believe. I don’t think he wants to be playing every 90 minutes at his age, it is not possible.”

31, Dec 2020
Man Utd’s Cavani Banned For Three Games After Racially Insensitive Instagram Post

The striker has been under investigation by the Football Association after a post he sent on social media 

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has been banned by the Football Association for three games after he was find guilty of misconduct following an Instagram post in November.

The striker made the decision not to challenge the charge and will consequently miss United’s upcoming games against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Watford. 

He has also been fined £100,000 and ordered to complete face-to-face education after it was deemed his post was insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute.

It is understood the club have asked the FA to use the money from the fine for anti-racisim projects and initiatives. 

The charge came after the 33-year-old responded to a celebratory message sent by a friend with the words “Gracias negrito”.

The 33-year-old quickly deleted the post and apologised for his actions, saying: “The message I posted after the game on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.

First Suarez, now Cavani – why do Uruguayan footballers keep using n-words?

“The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone. I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently. I would like to sincerely apologise for this.”

Goal understands Cavani decided not to appeal the charge – despite his insistence that it was an honest mistake – out of respect and solidarity with the fight against racism in football. 

A new ruling meant that if found guilty the minimum ban term for this breach is three matches and it is understood the club is pleased the governing body imposed the lowest possible sanction. 

A statement from Manchester United on the ruling read: “As he has stated, Edinson Cavani wasn’t aware that his words could have been misconstrued and he sincerely apologised for the post and to anyone who was offended.

“Despite his honest belief that he was simply sending an affectionate thank you in response to a congratulatory message from a close friend, he chose not to contest the charge out of respect for, and solidarity with, The FA and the fight against racism in football.

“While it is clear that context and intent are key factors, we note that the independent Regulatory Commission was required to impose a minimum three game suspension.  

“The club trusts that the independent Regulatory Commission will make it clear in its written reasons that Edinson Cavani is not a racist, nor was there any racist intent in relation to his post.”

31, Dec 2020
Nicolas Pepe’s Arsenal Career Could Be Over After His Struggle In EPL

Nicolas Pepe’s Arsenal career could be over after his struggle in the Premier League and the form of Nigerian descent Bukayo Saka.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international secured his dream move to Emirate Stadium for the club record fee of £72m  from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in the summer of 2019.

Pepe has not hit the ground running after has failed to make a serious impression under Unai Emery and now current Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta.

According to the Football London claim that former Super Eagles target Saka’s form since breaking into the first-team last season, and followed by his strong start to the current campaign, may prove to be a bad thing for Ivory Coast winger.

The 19-year-old England international has been sensational and youngster was brilliant once again for the Gunners in their narrow away win at Brighton on Tuesday as Arteta’s side return to back-to-back winning after a long time.

Pepe has found game time hard to come by this season under Arteta, and Willian seemingly a favourite in the right wing the former Lille man is now third choice in his favoured right-hand side.