Archive | March 10, 2020

75 years old grandfather scores on professional debut….

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An Egyptian bidding to become the oldest professional footballer ever scored on his debut – at the age of 75. Ezzeldin Bahader needs to play two full games to qualify as an entry in the Guinness World Records book. He started in impressive fashion, playing a full 90 minutes despite injury on Saturday for the October 6 team in the third tier of Egyptian football. The father of four and grandfather of six scored from the penalty spot, whereupon he was mobbed by team-mates, as October 6 drew 1-1 with rivals Genius.

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Nigeria League player dies in the field of play….

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Chineme Martins, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, slumped and died during the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 against Katsina United in Lafia. The player was attended to by medics of the two clubs when he slumped and was later rushed to Dalhatu- Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia where he was later pronounced dead.

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