Author: Malcolm Pheby

Hall Of Fame – Paul Scholes

France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry described him as the best player in Premier League history. Spanish playmaker Xavi called him the finest midfielder he’d seen in recent years and Socrates reckoned he was good enough to play for Brazil! The player they praised so highly is, of course, Paul Scholes.

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Liverpool’s Boxing Legend

Although he was born in Nigeria, champion boxer, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey was proud to call Liverpool his home. Bassey was regarded as one of the great ambassadors for African sport, both as a boxer and later as the coach of Nigeria’s national amateur team. We look back at the highs and lows of a 74-fight career.

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