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Man United Mourn Victims of Calabar Tragedy

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Man United Mourn Victims of Calabar Tragedy

By Dipo Olowookere

English football club, Manchester United, have expressed condolences to families of those who died in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria on Thursday night.

It was reported that during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between the Red Devils and a Belgian outfit, Anderlecht, last night, some football lovers, who were watching the match at a viewing centre, were electrocuted to death.

It was gathered that a high tension cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre and electrocuted over 30 persons to death.

In a tweet via its official Twitter handle on Friday, Manchester United condoled with friends and families of the victims.

“Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday,” the tweet reads.

In a related development, the club has expressed shock over the death of a former England international, Ugo Ehiogu, who died as a result of cardiac arrest.

“Everyone at United is saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ugo Ehiogu. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues,” Man United post on Friday.

“In light of this terrible news, Monday’s Reserves game against Tottenham at Old Trafford has been postponed,” the club announced.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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Mancala Gaming and M88 New Partnerships to Boost Content Reach in New Deals

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Mancala Gaming is a software developer for the best online casinos and games, such as slots and dice slots. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Prague. They presently possess over fifty different casino games.

Mancala Gaming is renowned for having innovative slot game concepts. They are also related to providing excellent customer service and conducting business honestly. The organization offers ideal technical solutions compatible with all current technologies and helpful retention tools (free spins, jackpots, trigger events).

During the last decade, you’ve probably heard or seen the term “Mansion” on sports television, but I bet you don’t know much about this organization. The Mansion is one of Asia’s largest gaming companies. It served only this market until the early 2000s, when it erupted onto the global stage.

Mansion has a significant online presence, and M88, an Asian online betting service, is no exception. M88’s headquarters are in Gibraltar, but it has a UK web address and a UK gambling license, allowing it to conduct business in the UK.

Betbazar and Mancala Join Forces

Betbazar, an international B2B iGaming marketplace, and Mancala Gaming, a Prague-based online games firm, have announced a new partnership.

With this ground-breaking arrangement, Betbazar’s top-tier operator partners in regulated countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be able to offer Mancala Gaming’s extensive library of entertaining games.

In addition, by adding Mancala’s product to its marketplace, Betbazar goes closer to achieving its goal of providing a comprehensive selection of iGaming services, including Esports, slots, Provably Fair Games, and Live Casino.

Wild Velvet, Book of Wealth, Candy Clash, and Portal Master are some games available on Mancala.

Nikita Gorskov, the chief executive officer of Mancala Gaming, stated, “We are thrilled to begin collaborating with our friends at Betbazar. We are confident that this will be an excellent cooperation. They are not just professionals in their disciplines but also members of a caring, ambitious group willing to take on new challenges. We hope to collaborate for a very long time.”

Betbazar’s chief operating officer, Max Sevostianov, stated that Mancala Gaming’s online slots have an excellent reputation in the iGaming industry for attracting Generation Y players. Our B2B marketplace will accelerate company growth by assisting them in locating sales leads. We can create long-term, sustainable development if we truly comprehend the needs of our partners.”

M88 Inks New Deal With Livespins

The Mansion Group’s most prominent online casino and sportsbook is M88. It has just announced a new agreement with Livespins, a renowned developer of original and entertaining iGaming games.

M88 will also utilize the Livespins Ambassador function, which enables the operator to use its brand ambassadors and influencers as broadcasters to increase acquisition and allow players to wager on their favorite celebrities.

The agreement provides M88 players with an entirely new method for playing online casino games. The Livespins team of streamers uses the hundreds of games from Relax Gaming, Yggdrasil, and iSoftBet that are integrated into the platform to create highly entertaining and engaging streams.

Michael Pedersen, the Chief Commercial Officer of Livespins, remarked, “It’s fantastic to have M88 join our family, and it’s a first for M88’s players to be able to enjoy online casinos in an entirely new way.

Streaming casinos and slot games are in high demand and will continue to grow. By partnering with Livespins, M88 will be able to match this demand and provide its players with an unprecedented enjoyable, social, and ultimately thrilling experience.”

In addition to the live-streaming option in M88’s online casino lobby, the new relationship provides additional opportunities to participate. The deal states that the company will benefit from Livespins’ Ambassador product.

This one-of-a-kind solution enables the operator to stream content from its brand ambassadors and influencers. Conversely, M88 can profit from having ambassadors who can communicate with its supporters.

Because Livespins is located in the casino lobby, players have access to all the resources and tools for safe and responsible gambling that are required by the many licenses held by the operator. This allows M88 to capitalize on the popularity of casino streaming while adhering to the laws and remaining in business.

Joy Lao, head of the M88 Operational Division, stated, “Livespins is taking the online casino industry by storm.

The Livespins experience is truly unparalleled, and we can now stream slots and other casino games for our players to watch in our casino lobby. This provides excellent value, but only if done responsibly and in a manner that ensures player safety.”

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Highest Paid Nigerian Footballer – How Much Do Nigerian Footballers Earn

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The phrase “Naija no dey carry last” has been evident in football recently as there has been an influx of Nigerian footballers playing abroad. Football is the most popular sport in Nigeria with millions of fans supporting their clubs abroad. Nigeria has always been a home of incredible football talents and with more amazing young footballers showing in recent years, the weekly wages of Nigerian footballers has been on a rise.

The huge wages being paid to Nigerian footballers isn’t a surprise as the impact of the players is evident in those teams. Aside from the high wages they earn, Naija footballers are being traded for a huge amount of money. In the summer of 2020, Victor Oshimen became the most expensive African footballer of all time as he joined Napoli from Lille for about $80 million-plus add-on. Hardly any top European league without a Nigerian footballer performing at a high level and earning huge wages. A good sign for the Super Eagles as the national squad is now full of top talents.

We have decided to go on an adventure to reveal the highest-paid footballers from Nigeria, who are also featured in the best football predictions bettors will find on Takebet Nigeria. We have searched all leagues where Nigerian players compete, from European leagues such as English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga to other top leagues.

Let’s dig into the list of the highest-paid footballers from Nigeria.

Odion Ighalo – Striker, Al-Hilal – $170,000 (last know)

Odion Ighalo is one of the most popular Nigerian players. The striker became the first Nigerian international to play for Manchester United after he joined the club on loan from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020. Odion Ighalo scored five goals in 23 appearances before returning to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of his loan.

The Nigerian international joined Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab from the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in 2021. Ighalo scored 10 league goals in 19 appearances for Shanghai Shenhua. Odion made his debut in 2005 and moved to Europe in 2008 where he joined Udinese. The Nigerian international joined Watford during the 2014-15 and scored 36 league goals in 90 appearances for the club.

Odion Ighalo represented the Super Eagles during the 2018 World Cup. The Nigerian international holds the record for the most goals scored during a single Africa Cup of Nations with seven goals in 2019.

Ighalo earned $170,000 per week in Al Shabab. Odion Ighalo joins Al-Hilal, another Saudi football club, after the AFCON 2021. His salary in the new club is currently unknown, but the striker is sure to keep his #1 spot.

Victor Osimhen – Striker, Napoli – $110,000

Victor Osimhen is currently one of the best strikers in Europe. The Nigerian international has been amazing for Napoli this season after a slow start to life in the Italian Club. Victor Osimhen became the most expensive Africa striker in history after he joined Napoli from Lille for a fee of about $80 million in the winter transfer of 2020.

The Napoli striker has scored 19 goals in 45 appearances for the Italian side. Osimhen had an incredible rise to glory as he wasn’t able to join either Zulte Waregem or Club Brugge in his early days due to Malaria. Victor was in Nigeria’s under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Nigerian international won the Golden Boot in the tournament with 10 goals. He also won the Silver Ball award during the tournament.

Osimhen missed out on the 2018 World Cup squad. He made his debut for the national team in 2017. The Nigerian international made the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has been brilliant since then. He has scored 10 goals in 18 appearances for the national team.

Victor currently plays in Napoli and he earns $110,000 per week.

Wilfred Ndidi – Midfielder, Leicester City – $100,000

Wilfred Ndidi is currently one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. The Nigerian international has been incredible since he joined Leicester City from Genk in the winter transfer of 2017 for $20m. Ndidi has scored 10 goals in 196 appearances since he joined the club.

The Nigerian international won the most tackles in the Premier League (138) during the 2017-18 season. He also won the most tackles in the league in the following season of 2018-19. Wilfred Ndidi was an important player of the squad that won the 2020-21 FA Cup as they defeated Chelsea by a goal to nil.

Ndidi represented Nigeria during the 2016 Summer Olympics. He made the squad for the 2018 World Cup as they were knocked out in the group stage. Ndidi also represented the Super Eagles in the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. He has 47 caps for the Nigerian national team.

Wilfred Ndidi currently plays for Leicester City and earns $100,000 per week.

Kelechi Iheanacho – Striker, Leicester City – $80,000

Seniorman Kelz as he is widely regarded came into the limelight after an impressive outing during the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Nigerian international won the Golden Ball award as the Super Eagles won the tournament. Iheanacho scored six goals during the competition as he won the Silver Boot.

Kelechi Iheanacho joined Manchester City in 2015. Iheanacho scored 21 goals in 64 appearances for Manchester City as he won the English Football League Cup. The Nigerian international joined Leicester City for a fee of about $30 million in the summer of 2017. Iheanacho was brilliant during the 2020-21 season as he scored 12 goals in the Premier League, overperforming his expected goals of 8.20.

Iheanacho represented Nigeria during the 2018 World Cup. The Leicester City striker also represented the Super Eagles during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Iheanacho has scored 12 goals in 42 appearances for the national team.

Kelechi Iheanacho currently plays for Leicester City and earns $80,000.

Alex Iwobi – Midfielder, Everton – $68,000

Alex Iwobi started his club career with Arsenal as he joined the youth team in 2004. The Nigerian international made his senior debut in 2015 for Arsenal against Sheffield Wednesday.

Iwobi scored 15 goals in 149 appearances for Arsenal as he spent four seasons with the senior team. The Nigerian international joined Everton from Arsenal for a fee of about $45 million in the summer of 2019. Iwobi won the FA Cup and two Community Shields with the Gunners. The Nigerian international has scored six goals in 80 appearances for Everton.

Alex made his international debut for Nigeria in 2015 although he started as a youth international for England. The Everton player has scored nine goals in 53 appearances for the Super Eagles. Iwobi scored the winning goal against Zambia to secure a spot for the Super Eagles in the 2018 World Cup. He was featured in the 2018 World Cup as Nigeria was knocked out in the group stage.

Iwobi played for the Super Eagles in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Nigerian international was sent off in the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles suffered a 0-1 defeat to Tunisia.

Alex Iwobi currently plays for Everton and earns $68,000.

Victor Moses – Midfielder, Spartak Moscow – $56,000

Victor Moses was a popular player amongst Nigerian fans after he played a huge role in Chelsea’s Premier League triumph during the 2016-17 season. The Nigerian international started his club career in Crystal Palace before joining Wigan in 2010. Chelsea signed Moses in the summer of 2022 from Wigan. Moses went on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United before returning for the 2016-17 season.

The Nigerian international was converted to a right wing-back under Antonio Conte as Chelsea won the league. Moses was later loaned out to different teams such as Fenerbache, Inter Millan and Spartak Moscow. The latter club signed the player on a permanent basis in July 2021. Victor Moses scored 18 goals in 128 appearances while playing for Chelsea. He won the Premier League, FA Cup and two UEFA Europa League titles with the Blues.

Victor Moses scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for the Nigeria national team. The Spartak Moscow player was an important player in Nigeria’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations triumph. Moses featured for the Super Eagles in the 2014 World Cup and the 2018 World Cup where he scored a goal in the 1-2 defeat to Argentina.

Victor Moses currently plays for Spartak Moscow and earns $56,000.

Moses Simon – Winger, Nantes – $40,000

Moses Simon was Nigeria’s best player during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The Nigerian international started his senior club career with AS Trencin in 2014 where he scored 17 goals in 39 appearances before joining Gent in 2015. Moses scored 21 goals in 136 appearances with Gent as he spent four seasons at the club before joining Levante. The Nigerian international won the Belgian Pro League and Belgian Super Cup while in Gent.

Moses joined Levante on loan for the 2019-20 season with an option to buy. The deal was made permanent the following season as he signed a four-year deal. Moses has scored 17 goals in 85 appearances for Nantes.

Simon made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2015 against Uganda. He has scored six goals in 45 appearances for the national team. Simon represented Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Highest paid Nigerian footballer FAQ

Who is the highest-paid footballer in Nigeria?

Odion Ighalo is the highest-paid Nigerian footballer. Ighalo joined Al Shabab from Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020 where he was being paid $402,000. The Nigerian international was the first player to play for Manchester United after he took a pay cut and received $200,000 to join the club on loan.

The Nigerian international was paid $170,000 in Al Shabab, and he is thought to stay in the same salary range in his new Saudi club, Al-Hilal, which he joins after the AFCON 2021.

Who is the richest Nigerian football player overall?

John Obi Mikel is the richest Nigerian footballer with a net worth of about $57 million. The Nigerian international is one of the greatest footballers in the country’s history. Mike Obi made his fortunes while playing for Chelsea in the Premier League. He spent 11 seasons at Chelsea where he scored six goals in 372 appearances for the club. Mikel won two Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Europa League, three FA Cup, one English Football League Cup and one FA Community Shield during his time at Chelsea.

Mikel Obi is currently a free agent after his contract with Kuwait SC was terminated just four months after joining the club.

Who is the most expensive footballer from Nigeria?

Victor Osimhen is the most expensive Nigerian footballer. Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille for a fee of about $80m in 2020 after scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances for the French club. The Nigerian international has scored 19 goals in 45 appearances for Napoli. Osimhen is being paid $110,000 per week in Napoli.

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Jorginho is a Gunner After His Transfer From Chelsea in January Transfer Window

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After Mohamed Elneny was ruled out with a “serious” injury and Albert Sambi Lokonga was loaned to Crystal Palace, Arsenal needed further midfield help. However, Arsenal was unable to acquire Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.

Who had Jorginho’s move to Arsenal on their bingo card on the final day of the transfer window? The Gunners had been attempting to pry Moises Caicedo away from Brighton, but Chelsea’s acquisition of the playmaker demonstrated that they had given up, at least for the time being, as fans explore sports betting.

The January transfer window is over. If Arsenal wants to make history and become significant in the Premier League by winning it, they will have to depend on their bunch of players.

They are the best-performing and most consistent squad this season and lead the league by five points with one game remaining. However, the final few days were a complete shambles. In the end, Mikel Arteta did receive what he desired.

Jorginho was acquired from Chelsea on the last day of the transfer window for £12 million by Arsenal. This improves their midfield as they prepare to compete for the title.

The 31-year-old Italian midfielder has agreed to a contract for 18 months, with an additional year potential.

Arsenal Lands Jorginho on Deadline Day

The Italian international arrived from Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window to offer them more alternatives in the middle of the field for the second half of the season and to add more experience to our youthful squad.

After losing Mohamed Elneny to a knee injury, the Premier League’s top team has been searching for midfield reinforcements. After two unsuccessful Caicedo offers, they launched a play for Jorginho.

The discussions with Chelsea were swift, and it was reported less than three hours before the deadline that the Italy international, whose contract was up at the end of the season, would be joining Arsenal. The charge is £10 million, with the remainder paid as further compensation.

The 31-year-old joined Chelsea in 2018. He was a member of the teams that won the Champions League and Europa League in 2021 and 2019, respectively.

He was also an integral component of Italy’s Euro 2020 victory.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta noted on the club’s website that Jorginho is a cerebral midfielder with good leadership qualities and a wealth of Premier League and international experience. Jorginho has received numerous accolades throughout his career, but he remains hungry and eager to contribute here.

The Blues are receiving compensation for a player who could have departed for free in the summer. Arsenal believes that Jorginho’s experience will help them win the championship.

Arteta Finally Gets Him

Arsenal attempted to acquire Jorginho from Chelsea in the summer of 2020, immediately after he won the Champions League with the Blues and a year before he won the European Championships with Italy.

In 2018, when Manchester City attempted to recruit Jorginho, Arteta was also an assistant coach. However, Jorginho opted to join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea instead.

“Off the pitch, Jorginho is a kind and humorous individual. He departs Chelsea with 213 games and four winners’ trophies, but he is most happy of the 2021 Champions League victory, in which he played a significant role”, according to Chelsea. “Good luck in the future, Jorgi!”

Jorginho stated on Arteta: “He was a big issue because I knew he attempted to get me in the past, but it didn’t work out for reasons other than what I want.

I am enthusiastic about this new challenge and cannot wait to take the field! Everything happened so quickly. I couldn’t believe it, but I seized this incredible opportunity.”

“Jorginho is a tenacious professional with a wealth of experience who contributes quality and expertise to our club,” stated Edu, the sports director. “He is a player who complements our style of play, and he joins us at a crucial time when he can assist us in a key position. Jorginho is now with Arsenal.”

The £12 million could prove to be a wise investment, despite going against what the Gunners have done in the past.

Everything has been prepared for the long term, but it is a good idea to bring in experienced players like Jorginho and Leandro Trossard as soon as possible. The benefits of recruiting winners cannot be overstated, and Jorginho is a winner who has won numerous trophies with Chelsea.

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