In 1969, with a civil war raging, global football’s biggest star arrived in Benin City as part of a visit that would change Nigerian football forever. Those involved still remember the occasion vividly.
The widow of late football legend Pele will inherit 30 percent of his assets, according to his will, which also mentions a woman who could be Pele's unrecognized daughter, the widow's lawyer told AFP on Tuesday.
An early memory of recently deceased Brazilian football superstar Pelé (who succumbed to cancer at the age of 82), was my mother telling me of how she had watched him play live for Santos against a Nigerian national side (consisting largely of my late father’s Stationary Stores’ players) at Onikan stadium in Lagos in 1969.…
Last Friday, in my own peculiarly blooming manner I paid tribute to Pele, our fallen World King of Football. When this column eventually saw the arresting light of day I saw in what I did beauty that is lastingly forever bright. And pure ray of light endlessly kissed my imagination with a very blooming passion…
When boxer Muhammed Ali passed on in 2016, George Foreman, one of the sport’s fiercest demolition experts, was approached by CBS This Morning crew in the United States of America to speak on his old ring foe.
That Pele, the World’s best player ever, is dead is no longer news. That this Brazilian with Nigerian blood that ran in his body has been buried on Tuesday, January 3, 2013 in a ceremony that was superbly attended by a huge crowd that was clearly more than a hugely huge crowd...
The casket bearing the body of the late Brazil football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, was draped in the Brazilian flag, as the body was moved round major streets before his burial yesterday in Sao Paulo.
Former coach of the Golden Eaglets and Super Falcons, Godwin Izilien, has revealed how he stopped Edson Arantes do Nascimento, otherwise known as Pele and his dreaded Santos FC from doing much damage to the Midwestern selected team in 1969, when they clashed at Ogbe Stadium, Benin City.
Even as he was laid to rest yesterday, Pele, real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento, will remain indelible in the record of world football history, as a person who came, saw and conquered.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva led the tributes Tuesday as Brazil said its final farewell to late football legend Pele, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. A flood of fans, politicians and football dignitaries turned out to pay their respects to the player known as "The King" in the southeastern city…
There was a man called Edson Arantes do Nascimento who died a few days ago at the age of 82 years. That name is strange to many except football aficionados who know him as that iconic footballer called Pele.
The body of Brazilian football legend, Pele, was, yesterday, moved from the hospital, where he died to the stadium of his former Club Santos. Pele’s wake was held at Santos Football club yesterday