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VIDEO: Former Liverpool Striker Roberto Firmino Becomes Pastor In Hometown

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Former Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has embraced a new calling, announcing his ordination as an evangelical pastor at the age of 32.

The Brazilian footballer shared the news on his social media accounts, revealing a significant transition in his life.

Firmino, alongside his wife, was ordained as a pastor at the church they founded three years ago. The dedication ceremony took place last Sunday in his hometown of Maceio.

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In a heartfelt message, Firmino expressed that becoming a pastor was not an initial goal, but a mission that emerged from his encounter with Christ.

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“Since our encounter with Christ, a longing burns in our hearts… that people may know this love that has reached us. Now we have another responsibility… To be pastors according to the heart of God and to cooperate with the Kingdom,” Firmino stated.

He also extended his gratitude to pastors Jairo and Keila for their belief and encouragement in his spiritual journey.

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Firmino enjoyed a prolific career at Liverpool from 2015 to 2023, during which he secured seven major titles, including the 2019/20 Premier League and the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.

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One of his standout moments was scoring the decisive goal in the 2019 Club World Cup final, securing the title for the Reds.

Last season, Firmino played 34 games for Al-Ahli, scoring nine goals. He also represented the Brazilian national team, participating in the 2018 World Cup.

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Currently, Roberto Firmino continues his football career with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, where he played 34 matches in all competitions last season, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists.

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PICTORIAL: Nigeria, Other Countries’ Official Uniforms For Paris 2024 Olympics

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The Paris 2024 Olympics will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024, in Paris, France.

In anticipation of the grand event, countries around the world have unveiled their official uniforms, showcasing a blend of tradition, innovation, and national pride.

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Nigeria will be competing in 11 sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Here’s a visual journey through some of the stunning uniforms, starting with Nigeria’s unique design:

NIGERIA – Designed by Actively Black

Sierra Leonne – Designed by LABRUM

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Mongolia – Designed by Michel & Amazonka

Brazil – Designed by Riachuelo

USA – Designed by Ralph Lauren

South Korea – Designed by Musinsa Standard

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Czech Republic – Designed by DECENIO

Great Britain – Designed by Ben Sherman

France – Designed by  LVMH

Germany – Designed by Adidas

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Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List Of Highest Earners In Saudi Arabia Pro League [Top 10]

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Al Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo currently tops the list of highest earners in the Saudi Pro League.

The Portugal forward is ahead of the likes of Karim Benzema and Neymar on the list.

Recall that Ronaldo moved to Al Nassr in January 2023 after his contract with Man United was terminated.

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However, according to Capology, Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in the Saudi Pro League, earning a staggering €200 million annually.

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Behind the former Juventus star are Neymar and Benzema who earn €100 million each.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid players in Saudi Pro League:

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr) – €200m

Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) – €100m

Neymar (Al Hilal) – €100m

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Riyad Mahrez (Al-Ahli) – €52.5m

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Sadio Mane (Al Nassr) – €40m

Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal) – €34.7m

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal) -€25m

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Al Hilal) – €25m

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N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad) – €25m

Aymeric Laporte (Al Nassr) -€24.5m

 

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Transfer: Monaco Sign Nigerian-born Forward, Ilenikhena

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Ligue 1 giants, AS Monaco have completed the signing of Nigerian-born forward, George Ilenikhena, DAILY POST reports.

Ilenikhena joined the former Ligue 1 champions from Belgian Pro League outfit, Royal Antwerp.

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The 17-year-old only linked up with Antwerp from Amiens SC last summer.

The forward enjoyed an impressive campaign with Antwerp, scoring 14 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions.

Monaco paid €20m to secure his services.

 

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