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NIGERIAN ‘MIGRANT HERO’ BAPTISED BY POPE AFTER FOILING ROBBERY

Six months ago Nigerian man John Ogah was alone, without a home or job, begging for small change outside an Italian supermarket in Rome.

He struggles for words to describe his situation, likening his survival to that of a dead person with nothing to lose.

“It was difficult for me, really. When I [say] difficult, difficult,” the former undocumented migrant tells the BBC in a phone interview.Nigerian John Ogah (L), 31, stands in front of his godfather Italian carabinieri Nunzio Carbone (R), after being baptised by Pope Francis in the Vatican.

But fast-forward half a year and John is a legal resident in Italy and hailed a “migrant hero” for confronting an armed robber. He feels like the luckiest man on earth now that he has literally been blessed by the Pope himself. Continue reading

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: LIVERPOOL TO FACE MAN CITY

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final. Runaway leaders City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September.

The first leg will take place at Anfield on 4 April, with the return on 10 April. “We take what we’ve got, let’s go,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “It’s going to be a great couple of games.” Holders Real Madrid will face Italian champions Juventus – a repeat of the 2017 final which Real won 4-1 in Cardiff.

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