Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah was strongly speculated to make a move to the Serie A side, Sassuolo, during the past transfer window.
Ndah had been putting on great performances with Pirates, which likely sparked the interest.
However, this move did not come to fruition with Agent Jared Makaab clearing up what happened.
He told FARPost that an injury occurred just as the move was being on-the-table, leading Italy's interest to fizzle out.
According to Makaab, he was brought in to manage Ndah's interests, after which he decided to divert attention to the ALX's WomXn and Tech program, an initiative that aims to provide up to fifty thousand women with software engineering skills.
Makaab had good words for the Italian club, citing that Ndah was an intriguing prospect for them, but also praising the initiative for its efforts to give opportunities to women.
In conclusion, it seems like Olisa Ndah's potential move to Serie A did not go through due to the player suffering an injury at Sport Club Internacional.
However, Ndah will be free to pursue his interests in the next transfer window.
Mike Makaab, the agent of Orlando Pirates defender Olisa Ndah, has shared that a top Serie A side were interested in signing the Nigerian International prior to the January transfer window.
Whilst Sassuolo had made their intentions clear, unfortunately, Ndah was injured.
This prevented him from taking part in the international friendlies for Nigeria against Costa Rica and Portugal in November of 2022.
Tormentingly, the 25-year-old centre-back's injury took too long to recover from, causing Sassuolo to move on from the deal.
Elaborating on the incident, Makaab confirmed the early interest in Ndah and emphasised the injury he had sustained at the same time.
Regardless of the missed opportunity, being an international player has kept Ndah's name in the spotlight and Makaab states that Pirates were proud to have nabbed him at the start of last season.
Ndah eventually returning to action last week in the Soweto Derby, where he unfortunately scored an own goal against his own team.
The injury setback notwithstanding, Ndah will aim to reclaim his starting position and subsequently secure a call-up for the Super Eagles Afcon Qualifier squad.
Great performances could even see Sassuolo back for him in the next transfer window, or attract the attention of other clubs from overseas.
Bola Tinubu has been declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), marking the end of the country's election process and sparking mixed reactions.
Tinubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, won 37 percent of Saturday's vote, and in accordance to law, was returned elected.
He declared his acceptance of the mandate, pledging himself to the service of Nigeria.
Supporters and observers alike were quick to show varying reactions to the news.
While some welcomed Tinubu's victory with cheers of "jagaban" (his local chieftain title), others held small rallies at Millennium Park in Abuja, showcasing theirs discontent with the election process.
Two observer missions, including the European Union (EU) team, reported major logistical problems, disenfranchised voters, and a lack of transparency on the electoral commission's part.
Though Tinubu will not officially be sworn in until May 29th, opposition forces have already planned to mount a legal challenge to the election results within limits of time.
The election petitions are due to be studied by the election petition tribunal, with the Supreme Court having the final say on the matter.
The future administration must take on a few grave tasks upon inauguration.
Nigeria is highly factious, with Tinubu losing both his home base of Lagos and the capital Abuja.
The economy is also in a state of disarray, having faced two recessions in five years, with cash and fuel shortages being a cause of nationwide outcry.
Lastly, deadly insurgencies are another pressing matter, with Boko Haram ardently carrying out a 13-year campaign in the north, and multiple armed groups residing elsewhere in the country.
The election of Bola Tinubu marks the end of a long race, and the beginning of another - the race to restore Nigeria's unity, economy and security.
On Tuesday, Manatee County commissioners commenced their search for a new administrator to fill the role left vacant by Scott Hopes, who resigned in early February.
Discussions of a proposed contract for waste management services and a show of support for a bill proposed in the Florida Legislature by Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, to allow the county to build a parking garage in Holmes Beach, were held.
County staff had negotiated a new 10-year contract for two waste hauling companies since April however, no updates had been presented up to that point.
The decision to split unincorporated Manatee County into three service areas, divided among two service providers, was minimized out of fear of potential litigation and contracts with FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC.
Waste Pro of Florida Inc. were tabled to allow negotiations for an extension until a new solution can be approved.
Commissioners proposed hiring an outside firm to consult for the county's human resources department, which has seen increased scrutiny since Hopes' departure, and appointed Community and Veteran's Services Director Lee Washington to serve in an interim role.
State Rep. Robinson's House Bill 947 may grant the county authority to build a parking garage in Holmes Beach without the city's approval, and to show support, commissioners voted unanimously in favour of the bill.
The Significance of Kane and Toews - Forever Joined in Hockey Glory} For years, the image of excellence in ice hockey was inseparably linked with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, two highly coordinated talents who were "ever together, even when they weren't".
Their package deal reached its peak during the Blackhawks three Stanley Cup titles, and often it seemed like mentioning one name without the other was a violation of an unwritten law.
But recently, the Kane-Toews era has been brought to an official close.
Kane is now with the Rangers, and Toews is still dealing with the effects of long-term COVID and chronic immune response syndrome.
For many, the parting of these two dynamic forces of nature is disorienting - their combination of skill, focus, and impressive athleticism had become the expected status quo for a team that hadn't felt the taste of glory in recent years.
The NHL was blessed with Toews: a hardworking and natural leader as well as a powerful hockey player.
Kane showed off his extraordinary talent, yet faced major individual awards and allegations that revealed a darker side to the team.
Still, the Kane-Toews era will remain a strong reminder of the unrivaled potential of teamwork, and an example of what can be achieved when talent and commitment meet.
Sadly, their final, fitting performance of playing side by side will end in them walking their separate paths to the Hall of Fame, each leaving an unforgettable, indelible mark on the world of hockey.
Justin Bieber has canceled the remaining dates on his Justice World Tour concerts, with no comment or explanation given as to why.
The tour first began in June 2021, however Bieber took a pause a month later as he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, leaving his face partially paralyzed.
After resuming in late July 2022, Bieber performed six live shows in Europe, but said that it took a great toll on him.
Despite this, he turned 29 years old on Wednesday.
Sadio Mane shared that Cristiano Ronaldo had encouraged his move to Bayern Munich when he moved from Liverpool last year.
The Bundesliga side paid £35.1 million to acquire Mane's services and the 30-year old striker has been paying dividends since joining, having scored 11 goals in all competitions so far.
He was also part of the winning side that clinched major honours such as the Champions League, Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup while in Liverpool.
Mane revealed that Ronaldo had complemented the move to Bayern and encouraged it as a "great step" for the Senegalese striker.
According to Mane, Cristiano wants the Bundesliga to be taken more seriously given the performances in the Champions League.
He also has been showing great form for the German side, having scored seven goals in three games with a hat-trick in his last game as well as netting all four goals in a thumping Al-Nassr win earlier in the month.
Even though he had a slow start to his career at Bayern Munich, his potential has come alive in recent weeks, with his ability to turn games around single handedly.
The Senegalese attacker had capitalized on his move away from Liverpool and has expressed gratitude to Ronaldo for perceptive remarks.
Mane is now looking to prove a point of just how valuable the Bundesliga is and attract attention to the growing talent pool in the competiton, while maintaining his personal form.
On a recent vacation in Mallorca, former Liverpool star Sadio Mané ran into none other than Cristiano Ronaldo and the two ended up exchanging conversation about Mané's move to Bayern Munich.
Mané said that Ronaldo congratulated him and said that it was a great decision on his part.
He also added that Ronaldo believes that the Bundesliga is overshadowed.
Ronaldo was also linked to Bayern at the same time the talk happened.
Mané will look to advance in his career after an injury, while Ronaldo's former glory is somewhat fading.
Despite that, their encounter was a surprise and a reminder of what Ronaldo used to be.
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, several top-tier target names such as Timo Meier, Bo Horvat, Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko have already been taken off the board.
But which big-name players are still in the mix?
In this article, news and rumblings on the top prospects are discussed based on their potential impact and likelihood of getting traded.
Rankings and analysis are provided by The Athletic's expert writers.
Headline-grabbing players such as Patrick Kane, Karel Vejmelka, and Jack Roslovic have fans asking if they will stay or go.
The writers look into the workable trades that could be in the cards, such as Patrick Kane playing on Broadway next to Connor McDavid and Jakob Chychrun and Timo Meier going somewhere else.
At the same time, an update is given about the Philadelphia Flyers and their seemingly lack of planned-activity for the deadline.
The article also addresses the necessary departure of David Poile.
The clock is ticking and the trade deadline is just days away.
With regular updates provided by The Athletic, readers can keep up to date on the latest trade news and can bookmark this article for the most reliable coverage of their favorite teams, clubs, players, and leagues.
Nigel Farage appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain today, which host Lorraine Kelly had promised she would not comment on.
Ed Balls and Susanna Reid, the presenters, found it a challenge to not express their political views when interviewing the Brexit frontman.
Farage was on the show to talk about the latest Brexit changes, which could cause a hard border across Northern Ireland.
Ed Balls asked whether the politician could "just retire now".
Reid chimed in, saying "Brexit is done, the final piece of the jigsaw has been placed, you can hang up your gloves, it's all over."
Farage countered with the Prime Minister's plans that "sounded terrific", and that he would like to see people in both Belfast and London able to eat the same sausages on cocktail sticks.
Reid surprised viewers with her expression of amusement despite Farage's comment.
Farage then remarked that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had not been truthful to the DUP.
As the interview ended, Reid quipped about the public's Brexhaustion, which viewers took to social media to express their discontent with Farage.
Reid and Balls had a hard time holding their tongues, but showed their true opinions in the aftermath of the conversation.