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Pele: 10 GOAT Facts About Late Football Legend

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Edson Arantes Do Nascimemto, Pele, is considered by many as the Greatest Footballer of All Time (G.O.A.T).
Edson Arantes Do Nascimemto, Pele, is considered by many as the Greatest Footballer of All Time (G.O.A.T).

Fidel Info reports that although the present generation— and even the previous one — might not have seen him play, his legacies are immortal.

Pele, who died on Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at the age of 82, the world of football, and even beyond all paid homage to the king of football.

Looking back at his prestigious career and life, here are 10 GOAT facts about the football legend.

– [ ] Pele was signed by Santos when he was 15. He scored four goals on his league debut in a match against FC Corinthians on September 7, 1956.

– [ ] Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil.

– [ ] He was voted athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999.

– [ ] On November 19, 1969, Pele scored his 1000th career goal. Hundreds raced onto the pitch to mob the Brazilian star and it took over 30 minutes for the game to resume.

– [ ] At Santos, Brazil, November 19 is known as ‘Pele Day’ to celebrate the anniversary of his 1,000th goal.

– [ ] In 1967, a 48-hour ceasefire was declared in Nigeria so that Federal and Rebel troops could watch Pele play, on a visit to the war-torn nation.

– [ ] In Brazil he is often called “Pérola Negra”, which means Black Pearl.

– [ ] The Brazilian government declared Pelé an official national treasure in 1961 to prevent him from being transferred out of the country.

– [ ] He won three World Cups, two World Club Championships and nine Sao Paulo State Championships. Pele is the only player to win three World Cups

Although the present generation— and even the previous one — might not have seen him play, his legacies are immortal.

Pele, who died on Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at the age of 82, the world of football, and even beyond all paid homage to the king of football.

Looking back at his prestigious career and life, here are 10 GOAT facts about the football legend.

– [ ] Pele was signed by Santos when he was 15. He scored four goals on his league debut in a match against FC Corinthians on September 7, 1956.

– [ ] Pele scored a total of 1,283 first-class goals, including 77 for Brazil.

– [ ] He was voted athlete of the century by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1999.

– [ ] On November 19, 1969, Pele scored his 1000th career goal. Hundreds raced onto the pitch to mob the Brazilian star and it took over 30 minutes for the game to resume.

– [ ] At Santos, Brazil, November 19 is known as ‘Pele Day’ to celebrate the anniversary of his 1,000th goal.

– [ ] In 1967, a 48-hour ceasefire was declared in Nigeria so that Federal and Rebel troops could watch Pele play, on a visit to the war-torn nation.

– [ ] In Brazil he is often called “Pérola Negra”, which means Black Pearl.

– [ ] The Brazilian government declared Pelé an official national treasure in 1961 to prevent him from being transferred out of the country.

– [ ] He won three World Cups, two World Club Championships and nine Sao Paulo State Championships. Pele is the only player to win three World Cups

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Wike Receives Fmr. President Obasanjo In Rivers

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Thursday.

Fidel Info reports that Obasanjo and Fayemi are attending the ongoing Port Harcourt International Conference 2023 holding at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.

The summit is tagged, “Deepening Democratic Culture and Institutions for Sustainable Development and Security in Nigeria.”

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Non-Indigenes In Kwara State Declare Support For Gov AA

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Non-Indigenes in Kwara State have declared a total support for Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in his re-election bid, pledging to vote overwhelmingly for him in the forthcoming election.

Fidel Info reports that they made this known at a consolidative forum meeting where they said they would continue to cooperate and support the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq.

In a statement by the Total Coordinator of the Amalgamated Non-Indigenes Associations, Barrister Adokutu Jafaru Ibie, previous administrations were condemned for playing politics of exclusion with non-indigenes in the state.

“Past governors only remember non-indigenes when it comes to getting our votes during electioneering periods. This time around, however, only the AbdulRazaq administration in the history of Kwara State has truly accorded non-indigenes the required recognition in the governance of the state.

“This is one government every non-indigene from the six geo-political zones of the country resident in Kwara must appreciate and work and accept for fulfilling promises made to the people. We’ll ever remember Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as a promise keeper, and has truly activated the substance of his promises to the people of the six geo-political zones resident in Kwara State.”

Adokutu urged non-indigenes in the state not to be swayed by the deceit of opposition, telling them to queue behind the ruling APC in the forthcoming election.

“We accept the reorganization process of the Senior Special Assistant to the  Governor on Non-Indigenes, Hon. Caleb Ono Bobi, which has helped to better reposition all affiliate associations, clubs, unions etc of non-indigenes resident in Kwara State. He advised non-indigenes not to allow themselves to be swayed by the deceits of opposition parties in the state but to queue behind the All Progressives Congress led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to return his government to power in  at the March elections.

“In the same vein, the President of the South-South Community in Kwara, Sir Christopher Ozonuwe appealed to all non-indigenes in the state to be very watchful of political hawks during this election year so that they do not fall to their empty promises and open deceits but to always align with the purposeful governance of the current administration of  AbdulRazaq.

“Our SSA and other government appointees on Inter-Community Relations are men of good professional and intellectual clout. So, we believe the governor has truly done us a good turn by appointing them into his cabinet. We are solidly behind them in the onerous task to re-elect our governor for another four years of untarnished governance of our Kwara State.”

Adokutu also announced that non-indigenes in the state will carry out a Non-Indigenes Solidarity Rally for the Governor’s second term re-election soon.

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BREAKING: Warri-Itakpe Train Derails In Kogi

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According to reports, a train traveling the Warri–Itakpe route derailed, leaving numerous people stranded.

Fidel Info reports that it was the same train that had people kidnapped from its station in Igueben, Edo State.

According to information, the incident took place inside Kogi woodland.

According to reports, a number of people got off the train out of concern for their safety.

It was gathered that the train left Warri early on Sunday and got derailed at around 12pm inside the thick forest between Ajaokuta and Itakpe.

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