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EPL: United beaten 3-2 as Brighton add to Mourinho’s woes

EPL: United beaten 3-2 as Brighton add to Mourinho’s woes Manchester United’s troubled start to the English Premier League (EPL) season took another unexpected twist as they lost limply 3-2 at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday. Woeful defending led to two Brighton goals in two first-half minutes as Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy outsmarted United’s 117 million pound back four...... more

NAF fighter jets bombard bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara

NAF fighter jets bombard bandits’ hideouts in Zamfara The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force of “Operation Diran Mikiya” has successfully degraded several notorious armed bandits hideouts in Shamashale village and Rugu forest in Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. “The...... more

Aguero gets hat trick as Manchester City maul Huddersfield Town

 Aguero gets hat trick as Manchester City maul Huddersfield Town Manchester City sent another warning to rivals for the English Premier League that they were ready to defend the crown won last season after they mauled Huddersfield Town 6-1. The game at home was City’s second match of the game, after beating Arsenal 2-0 in the opener at Emirates Stadium in...... more

Juventus snatch dramatic win at Chievo on Ronaldo’s Serie A debut

Juventus snatch dramatic win at Chievo on Ronaldo’s Serie A debut Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Turin side on Saturday, although the Portuguese was not among the scorers in his first Serie A match. Ronaldo was thwarted several times by veteran Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino and his...... more

Coach Emery defends Arsenal’s string of losses after 2-3 slump to Chelsea

Coach Emery defends Arsenal’s string of losses after 2-3 slump to Chelsea Arsenal coach, Unai Emery with no points to show after two matches said his team are still a work in progress. He spoke after Arsenal were beaten 3-2 by rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, in their second game of the season. Arsenal lost at home last week to champions Manchester City...... more

NFF saga: Anxiety as court fails to vacate Giwa’s ex-parte order

NFF saga: Anxiety as court fails to vacate Giwa’s ex-parte order A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Friday failed to vacate the ex-parte granted Chris Giwa, one of the parties in the leadership crisis that has engulfed the Nigeria Football Federation. The court had granted the order on June 5, 2018, which gave Giwa the impetus to pose as the...... more

Amaechi to participate in Celebrity Race of Cycling Lagos 2018

Amaechi to participate in Celebrity Race of Cycling Lagos 2018 The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, will on August 25 join other leaders and cycling enthusiasts in the Celebrity Race of the highly anticipated Cycling Lagos 2018. The Children’s edition of the event where Her Excellency, Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode is expected to present awards...... more

Quickfire double gives Atletico extra-time victory over Real Madrid in European Super Cup

Quickfire double gives Atletico extra-time victory over Real Madrid in European Super Cup Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time. Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time. It was Real's...... more

Nigerian players beg Osinbajo to withdraw DSS from NFF Headquarters

Nigerian players beg Osinbajo to withdraw DSS from NFF Headquarters The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has pleaded with Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to intervene in the current leadership tussle in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by ensuring the laws of the land are obeyed. President of NANF Harrison Jalla, made the plea in Abuja on Wednesday when he...... more

BREAKING: Victor Moses dumps Nigeria for Chelsea

BREAKING: Victor Moses dumps Nigeria for Chelsea Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses has announced a stunning  decision to quit international football, choosing his club Chelsea over answering duty calls from Nigeria. Moses, who is just 27, announced his decision on Wednesday on his Instagram page. He said he made this decision  to focus on his club career and family. Moses...... more

Hard-fighting Falconets hold China to reach FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter finals

Hard-fighting Falconets hold China to reach FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter finals Nigeria U-20 female football team Falconets on Monday played 1-1 with China in their final group match to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 U-20 FIFA World Cup in France. Nigeria qualifies on superior goals aggregate having rounded up their group matches on four points with China. The Falconets had lost...... more

EPL Champions Manchester City begin campaign with win at Arsenal, Liverpool pound West Ham 4-0

EPL Champions Manchester City begin campaign with win at Arsenal, Liverpool pound West Ham 4-0 Manchester City began the defence of their title with an impressive win away to an Arsenal side playing under new Spanish manager Unai Emery on Sunday. City romped to Premier League success by 19 points last season and seem to have continued where they stopped. Attempting to become the first team...... more

Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia — Report

Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia — Report Former Brazil and Real Madrid great Ronaldo Nazario is currently in hospital in Ibiza recovering from pneumonia, local media said on Sunday. Newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the two-time Ballon d’Or winner and 2002 World Cup Golden Boot winner is currently in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra...... more

Chelsea, Spurs win on first day of Premier League

Chelsea, Spurs win on first day of Premier League Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got off to a winning Premier League start as new signing Jorginho slotted home coolly from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday. Tottenham also made light of discontent over their lack of summer transfer activity by resisting a late Newcastle onslaught to...... more

12-year-old boy wins at NAF 10 Km Walk/Jog/Run in Makurdi

12-year-old boy wins at NAF 10 Km Walk/Jog/Run in Makurdi A 12-year-old boy, Agbama Daniel, who participated in the Air Force 10 Km Annual Walk/Run/Jog exercise, organised by the Tactical Air Command (TAC), Makurdi, on Saturday in Makurdi, won the fastest Base Boy prize. Agbama, who lives with his Airforce father at the NAF Base, was declared the fastest out of...... more

Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester Paul Pogba’s third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season on Friday.   Pogba was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho and took responsibility for the penalty after...... more

Messi succeeds Iniesta, named new FC Barcelona captain

Messi succeeds Iniesta, named new FC Barcelona captain FC Barcelona on Friday named Argentina’s Lionel Messi the club’s captain, following the departure of long-serving midfielder Andres Iniesta. Defenders Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto were also named new vice-captains in a statement by the La Liga champions. Messi, Barca’s all-time top goalscorer, has been a vice-captain since 2015. The Argentina...... more

FIFA bans former African Player of Year, Bwalya

FIFA bans former African Player of Year, Bwalya Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee on Friday said that they had banned Bwalya,...... more

Salah, Ronaldo and Messi on UEFA Champions League awards shortlist

Salah, Ronaldo and Messi on UEFA Champions League awards shortlist Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on UEFA’s shortlist for the best forwards who played in its Champions League last season, UEFA announced on Thursday. Ronaldo, who won the award last year, topped the goalscoring charts with 15 goals in the competition as Real Madrid won a...... more

Youth Games: Anambra risks N5m fine

Youth Games: Anambra risks N5m fine There are indications that the Anambra State Government may face N5m fine by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development if the state fails to participate in this year’s National Youth Games scheduled for Ilorin in September. The Sports Ministry in the state was scrapped in April this year, subsequently...... more

Dalung wants EFCC, ICPC to investigate corruption in sports

Dalung wants EFCC, ICPC to investigate corruption in sports The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to beam their searchlights on Nigeria's sports sector. The minister made the request on Tuesday before unveiling the National anti-corruption marathon, Abuja 2018. "All corrupt cases affecting...... more

CAF bans seven referees, a technical instructor for 10 years

CAF bans seven referees, a technical instructor for 10 years Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) on Tuesday imposed a life ban on a referee while six others and a technical instructor got 10 years ban for football-related offences. CAF announced on its website that David Laryea, Assistant Referee from Ghana, got life ban from all CAF related football activities following the...... more

Ex-Super Eagles star Amuneke appointed Tanzania’s head coach

Ex-Super Eagles star Amuneke appointed Tanzania’s head coach Tanzania have appointed former Nigeria winger Emmanuel Amuneke as the new head coach of the national team. Amuneke, who was most recently coach of Sudan Premier League side Al Khartoum SC, has signed a two-year contract. "I am happy to start this new job and work hard so that we can...... more

Asaba 2018: Nigeria win 3 gold medals on last day, finish 3rd

Asaba 2018: Nigeria win 3 gold medals on last day, finish 3rd Kemi Ajayi Team Nigeria on Sunday, the last day of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, clinched three gold medals, increased the country’s gold medal tally to nine. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the women 4×400 team of Folashade Abugan, Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Abike...... more

Manchester City strike down Chelsea to win Community Shield

Manchester City strike down Chelsea to win Community Shield Sergio Aguero scored both Manchester City goals as the Premier League champions beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield on a sweltering day at Wembley. Aguero’s first – his 200th goal for the club – came after 13 minutes, when he collected the ball on the edge of the area after...... more

Day we made General Abacha and his governors to wait in the rain – Jim Nwobodo

Day we made General Abacha and his governors to wait in the rain – Jim Nwobodo A former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, relives the victory of the Super Eagles in Atlanta Olympics of 1996 and how he made former Head of State, Sani Abacha, wait in the rain. "I remember very well the 1996 event when we played in Atlanta Olympics. Nigeria was...... more

Trump under fire for insulting basketball superstar LeBron James

Trump under fire for insulting basketball superstar LeBron James Donald Trump has sparked uproar online after taking aim at basketball superstar LeBron James, with many social media users calling the US president “racist” and a “bully”. In a tweet late on Friday, Trump questioned the intelligence of the and three-time NBA champion, following an interview on CNN with host Don...... more

Seedorf, Kluivert take over Cameroon national team

Seedorf, Kluivert take over Cameroon national team Clarence Seedorf has been appointed head coach of the Cameroon national team, with his former Netherlands teammate Patrick Kluivert as his assistant, Cameroonian Minister of Sports Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt said on Saturday. The two former AC Milan players take over from Belgian Hugo Broos, who left last year after the...... more

Asaba 2018: Top athletes stranded at Lagos airport

Asaba 2018: Top athletes stranded at Lagos airport Organizers of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships being held in Nigeria have come under fire over poor arrangements for participants at the competition. Some of Africa's most prominent athletes were photographed camping on the floor with their luggage at the Lagos airport on Tuesday. Burundi's Olympic silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba...... more

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikeme retires from football after battle with leukaemia

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikeme retires from football after battle with leukaemia Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football after a year-long battle with acute leukaemia, the English Premier League club said on Friday. The 32-year-old who was Super Eagles’ number one goalkeeper has been with Wolves for his entire career, making over 200 appearances for the club. Ikeme...... more

 

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