Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho’s mother, Dona Miguelina is dead.
The 71-year-old passed away in a hospital in Porto Alegre after testing positive for COVID-19.
Atlético Mineiro, the World Cup winner’s former club, confirmed her death on Twitter on Sunday, with a message of condolence.
“It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro receives the news of the death of Doña Miguelina, mother of Ronaldinho Gaúcho,” read the club statement.
“The Atleticana Family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol. May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal ace.”
The former Barcelona superstar is yet to make an official statement over the sad news.
But the former AC Milan star had in December 2020 confirmed his mother’s condition on social media.
Boxing Talent Hunt: Mazi Okoronkwo Records Another Huge Success (Photos)
In line with many other countless successes and achievements recorded so far, team Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo recorded another huge success at Seat of wisdom secondary School Amaeke ITEM Community in Bende LGA ABIA STATE NIGERIA WEST AFRICA during 2021 grass root boxing talent hunt exercise on 24/02/21 (tagged Igberre/item jungle Boxing talent search).
Wherein, 16 potential boxing talent was trained and listed for further development their Names include Onuoha Emmanuel,Shedrack Uche, Blessed kelechi,ijeoma Igwe among others.
Today event has ended in praise.
Indeed Abia State is God own State.
Philanthropist in Anambra Community Launches Football Talent Hunt for Anambra Indigenes
By Oge Onyeanusi, Onitsha
A Nigerian Businessman and Philanthropist, Chief Great Chinedu Akpunonu ( A.k.a Oborosho) in Ozubulu Community , Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, has launched a vitual talent and set to kick-start Football Tournament as a way of harnessing football talents for local, national and international engagements.
Great Chinedu Akpunonu, made the disclosure while speaking during an Annual Ozubulu Youths Champion League kick-off held at St. Mathew’s Field, Egbema Ozubulu, in Ekwusigo Local Government Area.
Speaking shortly after the kick off ceremony, Chief Great Chinedu Akpunonu , charged the players to use the opportunity offered them to rise to their peak, emphasizing that sports development should not be left for the government alone as the private sector and well meaning individuals should always assist in developing it.
While addressing supporters at St. Mathew’s Field recently, Chinedu said that the project was to empower some youths in Anambra State indigenes and residents.
According to him, “Grassroots competition of this nature is always an avenue to harness talents, and I hope it is going to be a rewarding venture, and i will continue to support the annual Ozubulu youth league, as I have been sponsored for over ten years now,” he said.
Great Chinedu ( Oborosho) however disclosed that various cash prizes should be given out to the winners, in what he said promises to be the first of its kind in the country.
He also said that his aim of sponsoring Ozubulu Youths Champion League was to assist the youths to discover and believe in themselves.
“It is another way to restore peace and harmony , bind the youths together, which will foster unity and cordial relationship among youths in Ozubulu”.
He pledged to sponsor this 2021 December Ozubulu Youth Champion Leagues Competition, which he said, is a major player in grassroots football development that would help scout for youths.
Oborosho noted that his major concentration of Ozubulu All Stars would be on the U-16 and U-18 where he would pick talents.
“We will be taking care of the trophy, price money, and in addition to that, we will also provide balls for the tournament and compensate some teams with soccer balls as I did in January 7th 2021 where Great Football Club of Ozubulu defeated Zina Football Club with 3 goals to 2.
Ex Int’l Boxer Reinstates Consistent Discovering Of Boxing Talents From All Parts Of The Country
Former Nigeria International boxer ,Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo has vowed to discover and nurture boxing talents from different parts of the country.
The boxing tactician said his “catch them young program already growing in Abia and Enugu States would produce more talents like US bound Shedrack Ngwu.
Shedrack Ngwu was one the youths discovered by Mazi Okoronkwo during his boxing talent hunt. CHRYSORA MEDIA reported that Shedrack Ngwu is to be signed into a contract by a U.S based firm in boxing as a future world heavyweight champion.
He noted that combining boxing with education in the various schools would guarantee discovery of more Shedracks while also checking involvement of youths in social vices
Okoronkwo said humility and relentlessness of Shedrack ostensibly gave him pro boxing opportunity in the US.
The young boxer (right) was formally presented to Enugu state Commissioner for Youth and Sports ,Manfred Nzekwe (2nd from right ) by coach Mazi Okoronkwo (2nd from left ) in presence of the mother in Enugu today
Mazi Okoronkwo said it’s his dream to take his talent hunt further.
Pictured below are the ex International mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo,Enugu State Commissioner of youth and Sports Development Hon Manfred Nzekwe, and Shedrack Ngwu’s Brother and Mother from Nsukka LGA Enugu State.
Enugu State is in the hands of God.
It have ended in praise
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