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Zinedine Zidane’s son, Enzo, holds spectacular wedding with fiancee in Morocco

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Enzo, the son of former French football legend, Zinedine Zidane, on Sunday, held a spectacular wedding ceremony with his Spanish fiancee, Karen Goncalves in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

The wedding ceremony which drew a lot of celebrities and sport stars began on Friday, December 24, and culminated in the Sunday event which saw the creme-de-la-creme converging in the city which has hosted a few celebrity events in the past.

Enzo, who is Zidane’s first son and also a footballer, and his new wife later shared photos from the private wedding party and pinned them on social media with captions to express love and joy for each other.

Enzo also shared photos of the wedding in his Instagram story and in one of the photos, he is seen wearing a classy suit while the bride wore a ‘magical white wedding dress’ as they posed near their party’s giant white cake.

Enzo’s wedding is, however, not the first time that Morocco’s Marrakech has hosted an international celebrity’s wedding celebration as many celebrities have in the past, chosen Morocco and particularly Marrakech to either tie the knot or to celebrate other events in their life.

In 2018, the city of Marrakech hosted Madonna’s 60th birthday party, which the pop star described as a “magical birthday week.”

In June 2019, British X Factor star, Fleur East, got married to her longtime boyfriend Marcel Badiane Robin in Marrakech, fondly called the Red City.

In the same year, British actor, Idris Elba, also celebrated his wedding to model Sabrina Dhowre in the red city.

In September of the same year, one of Africa’s most exclusive hotels, Royal Mansour Marrakech, hosted American actor Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, for their shared birthdays.

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Kenya’s Edwin Kibet wins 2023 Lagos City Marathon

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Kenyan long distance runner, Edwin Kibet Koech, has won the 8th edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon held in Nigeria on Saturday.

The 39-year-old Kibet finished the 42km race in two hours, 14 minutes and six seconds to beat Ethiopia’s Dekeba Shefa and fellow Kenyan, Bernard Sang, who finished second and third respectively.

For his feat, Kibet took home the grand prize of $50,000, while Shefa and Sang carted home $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.

In the female category, Alemenseh Guta of Ethiopia was the first woman to cross the finish line, with compatriot Kebene Urisa and Kenya’s Naomi Maiyo coming second and third respectively.

The annual event sponsored by one of Nigeria’s elite financial institutions, Access Bank, was recently upgraded by the world athletics body to a gold label, meaning that the winners of both the men and women’s races have also qualified for the marathon events at the 2024 Olympics scheduled for Paris, France.

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Nigerian tech billionaire, Dozy Mmobuosi, set to acquire Sheffield United in £90m deal

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A Nigerian tech billionaire, Dozy Mmobuosi, is reportedly on the verge of acquiring English football club, Sheffield United, in a deal said to be in the region of £90 million.

Sheffield United which is in the English championship, is likely to gain promotion back to the English Premier League as it is in the top three of the second tier of the league.

The Blades’ push for promotion back to the EPL this season suffered a glitch after they were hit by a transfer embargo last month amid financial difficulties but if the sale is successful, they would have enough funds to go into the transfer market.

The sale deal has been confirmed by the English Football League (EFL) in a post on its website, where it said the issue relates to the non-payment of a transfer fee that was owed.

The EFL said the embargo which prevents Sheffield from buying a player for the next 18 months unless they win promotion, was imposed because the Blades failed to keep up payment instalments on signings.

“This included payments to Liverpool for forward Rhian Brewster, who was signed in October 2020 for £23.5m.”

The Blades current owner, Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has been struggling to maintain the funding needed to keep the club going and was understood to be open to selling the club.

And that has opened the door for the Nigerian billionaire whose company, Tingo Mobile, is valued at around £7 billion, to make a bid to buy the club.

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