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Leicester owner Vichai feared dead as 2 top club officials escape helicopter crash (photos)

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Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames at the club’s stadium car park on Saturday night.
According to UK Sun report, Srivaddhanaprabhab’s company’s King Power has reportedly confirmed he was on board on the helicopter, when the crash occurred.
And have promised to issue another statement concerning the crash later today.
Also, BBC’s sources claim a close member of the Srivaddhanaprabhab’s family also confirmed he was on board his helicopter.

The UK Sun report further that the chairman’s son Aiyawatt, who also doubles as the vice-chairman, alongside director of football Jon Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.
Interestingly, the 60-year-old chairman Srivaddhanaprabhab, who watched Leicester City play out a 1-1 draw against West Ham, was captured live on TV leaving the ground.


The helicopter which took off at around 8.45pm nosedived seconds after making its exit from pitch, less than 200 yards away. before ending up in a ball of flames.
BT Sport pundit Jake Humphrey was captured on camera pointing to the helicopter from the studio during a live broadcast informing viewers of club owner’s exit from the ground.


“As you can see the owners are now heading off,” he said.
After the crash was confirmed, the programme was ended abruptly, as the crew was evacuated from the stadium.
Other eyewitnesses have also given their own account of how the crash occurred.

On the other hand, video clips and photos coming out of the King Power stadium showed how the helicopter went down in a ball of flames, leaving onlookers to only watch in horror, from safe distance.
The club’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was spotted crying after the crash outside the stadium as fire crews tried to put off the flames.
Other personalities that witnessed the crash, include Peter Shilton’s wife.


A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with an incident at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, after an aircraft came down in a car park behind the ground.
“Officers are working alongside the ambulance service, Leicester Fire and Rescue Service, the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Leicester City Football Club to establish the exact circumstances of the collision.”

Equally, the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust confirmed the incident via their tweet.
“We are also in attendance and will update when possible.”

Reacting on Sky News, one Leicester City fan said:
“I hope they’re okay. Doesn’t seem like they have had much of a chance. Just burst into flames.”

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Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa celebrates son on his 1st birthday



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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa and his wife Julliet Ejue are celebrating their son’s first birthday, today, July 26, 2019.


Taking to his Instagram page to share these adorable photos of his son, he wrote: May your Birthday, bring loads of joyful and sweet memories in your life. May you have a great and successful year ahead. Happy Birthday, Son.’

Musa also has two children with his divorced wife, Jamila.

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Eyewitness narrates knife attack on Arsenal players Ozil, Kolasinac in London



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An eyewitness has given an account on the knife attack on Arsenal stars, Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac on Thursday.

The duo were chased for a mile by knife-wielding motorbike riders in an attempted daylight car-jacking in north London.

Ozil, who earns £350,000-a-week, was ambushed as he drove his black Mercedes G-Class through Childs Hill at around 5pm.

But as the thugs surrounded his SUV, Ozil’s teammate and childhood friend, Sead ‘The Tank’ Kolasinac, took them on.

Financial worker Azuka Alintah, 36, told the MailOnline: “Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives.

“He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.

“I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail.

“They didn’t take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out.

“God knows what would have happened if they’d caught him. It looked to me like he’d have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.

“As soon as the restaurant staff started to come to the window and to the doorway, they turned around and roared off.”

The police have opened an investigation into the attack.

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Afcon 2019: I wish Algeria can retake the free-kick – Nigeria’s Akpeyi



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The goalkeeper can’t stop replaying that losing moment in the semi-final against Algeria, wishing it would’ve turned out differently somehow
Daniel Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) semi-final.
The Super Eagles looked to be in with a great chance of beating Djamel Belmadi’s men to reach the competition’s final after dismissing South Africa in the quarter-final.

However, a Riyad Mahrez last-minute free-kick sent Gernot Rohr’s men crashing after Odion Ighalo had erased Willam Troost-Ekong’s own goal.

Rohr’s team faced the wrath of fans for offering precious little in Cairo, but Akpeyi believes otherwise.

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