Usain Bolt has agreed to join an Australian Soccer Team in the Nation’s Top Division, the Central Coast Mariners.
Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter and world record holder, he is an eight-time Olympic Gold Medalist. He is also the most successful Athlete of the World Championships.
“The deal between the Mariners and Usain Bolt, in principle, has been agreed, subject to a couple of benchmarks, namely a trial and, of course, some marquee funds support from the FFA [Australian Football Federation],” agent Tony Rallis said in a radio interview.
“They understand that he has to go through six weeks of a trial.”
The eight-time Olympic champion Bolt has long harbored dreams of playing pro soccer.
Since retiring last summer, the 31-year-old Jamaican has trained alongside club teams in South Africa, Jamaica and Norway, plus had a much-publicized visit with Borussia Dortmund in March. Bolt and Dortmund share an apparel sponsor in Puma.
“This bloke’s an ambitious athlete,” Rallis said. “You know, the A-League needed a hero, and we got Superman. … If he’s competitive, he will lift our A-League profile, he will create dreams of young people and he will give the A-League a profile no amount of money can buy,”
His achievements as a sprinter have earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”, and his awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times). Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships, when he finished third in his last solo 100m race.
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#EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé
American singer, Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities agitating for an end to police brutality in Nigeria.
This comes after the unfortunate shooting of unarmed demonstrators at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos by security agents on Tuesday.
Information Nigeria recalls Tiwa Savage had called on the music icon to lend her voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Beyoncé released a statement via Instagram on Wednesday in which she said that she is heartbroken about the current state of Nigeria.
In her words;
“I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria.
There has to be an end to SARS.
We have been working on partnerships with youth organizations to support those protesting for change. We are collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food and shelter.
To our Nigerian sisters and brothers, we stand with you.
Please visit Beyonce.com for a list of organizations to show your support.”
See her post below:
Actress Eniola Badmus Debunks Reports That She Was Shot During Lekki Tollgate Massacre
Popular Nigerian actress, Eniola Badmus has refuted claims that she was shot during the violent attack on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday.
Sharing a photo of herself, the movie star wrote;
“Against all speculations about me being shot or dead at the unspeakable incident that happened at the toll gate few hours ago, I would like to inform you guys that I Eniola Badmus is hale and hearty. Infact, I couldn’t make it there today to lend my voice on the #endsars movement.
But in truth, I am broken and scattered to see what my country has become. We are tired and it’s becoming one time too many, how is it wrong to demand for our right/ expectations and be killed at it. How?
We wont forget this day – 20.10.2020 in a long time.
May the souls of the fallen heros Rest In Peace!”
It didn’t end there as she also had an Instagram live session where she expressed her gratitude to people for checking up on her as she reaffirmed that she is hale and hearty.
Watch the video below:
I'm not in the hospital, I wasn't shot, I'm alive: Eniola Badmus. Thank God.
.#Lekki #lekkitollgate#EndSARSImmediately #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria #EndPoliceBrutality #Endsars#LekkiMassacre #EndSWAT #Genocide #BuhariResignNow #BlackTuesday #GenocideAtLekkiTollGate pic.twitter.com/ije51ZAYiC
— Noela Nwankwo (@NoelaNwankwo) October 20, 2020
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Lend Their Voices To #EndSARS Protest
Rihanna took to Twitter on Tuesday to condemn the brutal killing of peaceful demonstrators by men of the law enforcement agency in Lagos.
Information Nigeria recalls that soldiers had stormed Lekki Toll Gate and they opened fire, leaving people dead and many injured.
Reacting to this, the ‘Work’ crooner tweeted;
“I can’t bear to see this torture and brutalization that is continuing to affect nations across our planet. It is such a betrayal to the citizens, the very people put in place to protect are the ones we are most afraid of being murdered by. My heart is broken for Nigeria. It is unbearable to watch.”
New mum, Nicki Minaj also took time out of her busy schedule to show her support to the #EndSARS movement.
The rapper tweeted;
“Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard.”
See her tweet below:
Standing with & praying for the brave young people of Nigeria who are on the front lines of this senseless violence. Your voice is being heard. 🇳🇬 #EndSARS
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) October 20, 2020
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