South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, formerly a Paralympic star, has been denied parole.
Pistorius was jailed in 2016 for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his bathroom on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
He had initially received a six-year sentence but had that increased to 13 years after an appeal by prosecutors.
The Department of Correctional Services stated that Pistorius had not yet completed the minimum detention period required to be considered for parole.
Pistorius, who had both legs amputated as a baby, was known as “Blade Runner” for his carbon-fibre prosthetic legs.
He had reached the 400m semi-finals in the 2012 London Olympics.
In other news, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been named the most expensive team in Africa and currently seats at the 13th position in the world according to Transfermarket.
Several Eagles stars play for clubs in Europe’s lucrative leagues, making them one of the most valuable teams globally.
Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen is the most significant player in the Nigerian squad at the moment and is expected to command a huge transfer fee in case he decides to leave the Partenopei this summer.
The likes of Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Joe Aribo, Terem Moffi and Maduka Okoye also contributed to the huge value placed on the Super Eagles.
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