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Super Eagles drop to 31st in latest FIFA Ranking

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Super Eagles drop to 31st in latest FIFA Ranking

Super Eagles drop to 31st in latest FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria football team have dropped to 31st position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday, June 23.
 

The latest men’s football team ranking was published on FIFA’s official website and shows the Super Eagles now occupy the fourth spot in Africa behind Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia, who are first, second and third respectively.

 

Sierra Leone who lost to the Eagles in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, dropped to 113th while Guinea-Bissau remained in 115th.

São Tomé and Principe, who lost 10-0 to the Eagles in the AFCON qualifiers, dropped to 187th spot.

 

 Brazil remain the number one team in the world while Belgium retained second place.

Argentina is now third, replacing France who are now in fourth position and England are non movers in fifth.

Spain are in sixth, Italy are now seventh, Netherlands in eight and Portugal in ninth spot.

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Britain’s fattest man who weighed over 349kg dies aged 37

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A man believed to be the fattest in Britain has died at the age of 37 of organ failure and sepsis.

 

Matthew Crawford, who weighed 55 stone at his heaviest, hit headlines in recent years when he took up an entire bay on a ward and four hospital beds for 18 months because he was too obese to move.

 

There was also uproar in 2018 when it was revealed that his care at King’s Mill Hospital was costing the NHS up to £7,000 a week.

 

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It was claimed he habitually used his benefits to order pizzas and Chinese takeaways to be eaten in hospital – something he denied.

 

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For much of that time he had been declared medically fit to leave, but was unable to be discharged due to a lack of appropriate social care being available. 

 

An NHS source at the time told The Mirror: ­”Everybody is sick to the back teeth with the situation and it’s about time it was exposed.

 

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“There’s nothing medically wrong with Matt now but we’re powerless to get rid of him.

 

“There’s space for four people who need to be on the ward being taken up by one bloke who doesn’t.”

 

A year later he was finally moved into a specially-adapted care facility in December 2019.

 

A friend said Matthew had joined Slimming World in a bid to shed the weight for good.

 

But it has now emerged the 37-year-old Rangers and Lincoln City fan died last week from sepsis and organ failure.

 

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Friends have paid tributes to him online as a “great lad” who is “with his father now”.

 

Nicknamed “Fatkid”. his friends reminisced about their time with Mr Crawford in years gone by, with one writing: “Sad news I’ve not seen him in years. Quite a lot younger than us If I remember rightly. RIP.”

 

Another wrote: “I’m actually in shock rest in peace matt now your with your dad causing havoc up there just like you use to do. Guna [sic] miss you buddy.”

 

A third friend said:”Sorry to hear this sad news Matt was a great lad.”

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Former Man City captain Fernandinho ‘agrees to join Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense on a two-year deal’ 

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Manchester City legend, Fernandinho has reportedly agreed to join Athletico Paranaense, where he started his illustrious career.

 

The defensive midfielder joined City in 2013 for £34million and became an integral part of the dominant team that won five Premier League titles.

 

Fernandinho took over the role of club captain in 2020 after the departure of David Silva.

 

After leaving the Citizens at the end of last season after nine successful years, journalist Fabrizio Romano has said on Twitter that Fernandinho is joining Athletico Paranaense on a two-year deal.

 

Fernandinho started his career at Paranaense, making 72 appearances and scoring 14 goals between 2002 and 2005. He then joined Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk, before making his way to England eight years later.

 

Fernandinho made 264 appearances for City, scoring 20 goals for the club, as well as notably picking up 53 yellow cards and 4 red cards in the Premier League.

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Nasarawa Senator dumps APC

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Nasarawa Senator dumps APC

Godiya Akwashiki, Senator representing Nasarawa North, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) 

 

Akwashiki announced his resignation from the party on Monday, June 27, during the inauguration of the construction of a 2km Nassarawa Eggon/ Galle road, in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

 

The senator explained that he was dumping the party due to the alleged doctoring of the delegates’ list by the APC National Secretariat during the recently conducted primary elections of the party.

 

“You have seen and you are all aware of what transpired during the APC primary election in Akwanga. I have withdrawn from the race because delegates’ lists were doctored by the party.,” he said. 

 

“I have been under pressure by you to leave the party and today, I have answered your call to leave APC and to actualize my re-election ambition. In the next 72 hours, you will see a platform that I will join and we will all move together.”

 

His defection comes days after Femi Fani-Kayode, said 22 APC senators are planning to dump the ruling party. 

 

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