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Eagles round off training, set for Bafana Bafana

Eagles round off training, set for Bafana Bafana The Super Eagles have rounded off their four-day training at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, with assurances that they were not under pressure ahead of Saturday’s 2019 qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa said all the players have resolved to put their best into...... more

Referee suspended as ‘rock, paper, scissors’ replace coin toss

Referee suspended as ‘rock, paper, scissors’ replace coin toss A football referee in England has been suspended for three weeks after it emerged he had abandoned the standard pre-match coin toss ahead of a Women’s Super League match in favour of a game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’.  The Football Association announced Thursday that referee David McNamara had accepted a charge...... more

22 Eagles in Asaba as Nigeria prepare for big Bafana fight

22 Eagles in Asaba as Nigeria prepare for big Bafana fight Stand-in Captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday evening as the Super Eagles stepped into gear for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg. At training as well were goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi,...... more

Madrid confirm Solaris as manager

Madrid confirm Solaris as manager Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated....... more

Man City beat United to go top of Premier League

Man City beat United to go top of Premier League  Manchester City opened up a 12-point gap on Manchester United just 12 games into the Premier League season and returned to the top of the table with a convincing 3-1 win in Sunday’s derby at the Etihad. Early goals in each half from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put City in...... more

Real Betis stun Barcelona in 7-goal thriller

Real Betis stun Barcelona in 7-goal thriller Ten man Barcelona were crushed 3-4 Sunday afternoon at the Camp Nou with Real Betis handing them their second La Liga defeat of the season. Returning star Lionel Messi scored a brace, to record his 14th goal of the season, but his efforts were not enough as the visitors capitalised on...... more

Esperance stun Al Ahly to win CAF Champions League

Esperance stun Al Ahly to win CAF Champions League Against expectations, Esperance of Tunisia stunned Al Ahly of Egypt 3-0 Friday night in Rades to win a third CAF Champions League title. They had trailed the eight-time winners 1-3 last week in the first leg in Alexandria. Esperance also scooped N900 million ($2.5 million or 2.2 million euros) prize money,...... more

Didier Drogba retires from football

Didier Drogba retires from football Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has ended his glittering football career. Drogba, now 40 years old,  decided to hang his boots after his team, Phoenix Rising, which he part-owned lost to Louisville City in the USL Cup final. It was the final of U.S. football’s second tier. According...... more

Edo Deputy Governor registers for Insurance FC, makes history as first high govt official and oldest player in Nigerian league

Edo Deputy Governor registers for Insurance FC, makes history as first high govt official and oldest player in Nigerian league Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has made history as the first serving high government official in Nigeria to register for a professional football club. Yesterday (Wednesday, November 7, 2018) Shaibu, 48, made another history when he became the oldest known footballer to play in a pro-league match in the country....... more

Boxer dies after knockout in title match

Boxer dies after knockout in title match The boxing world was thrown into mourning following the death of an Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, who died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand. According to Metro UK, the 49-year-old, had won seven world titles during his career, but was knocked out twice in the final round...... more

Akwa United hire Brazilian coach

Akwa United hire Brazilian coach Akwa United FC has unveiled Rafael Everton, Brazilian and former coach of FC Ifeanyiuba of Nnewi, as the new coach of the club. Everton, who signed a year’s contract and whose last job was with Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia replaced Abdul Maikaba. The Club chairman and Senior Special Assistant to...... more

Nigerian striker dies of heart attack during match in Turkey

Nigerian striker dies of heart attack during match in Turkey A Nigerian striker, Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka, has reportedly died of heart attack during a match between his club, Sarayköyspor and Yeşilköyspor on Sunday in Turkey. According to Euronews, Mawoyeka, 23, slumped in the 35th minute of play at the Servergazi Stadium. It was reported that Mawoyeka was rushed to the hospital...... more

Liverpool go top of EPL with draw at Arsenal

Liverpool go top of EPL with draw at Arsenal Alexandre Lacazette's late equaliser extended Arsenal's unbeaten run to 13 games and gave them a hard-earned 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter with Liverpool at Emirates Stadium. James Milner's powerful strike just after the hour, drilled home after Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno's clearance rebounded off Rob Holding, looked to have put...... more

Neymar to be jailed?

Neymar to be jailed? A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years,” said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia,...... more

Wenger vows to return in 2019

Wenger vows to return in 2019 Arsene Wenger has promised he will be back in football management at the start of 2019, but the Frenchman does not yet know at which club. The 69-year-old veteran boss ended his 22-year reign at Premier League side Arsenal at the end of last season but insisted at the time he...... more

Heat threatens 2020 Olympic marathon

Heat threatens 2020 Olympic marathon A group of Japanese doctors have urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30 a.m., saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke. The warning is the latest in a chorus of concern about how extreme heat could affect several sporting events at...... more

FIFA bans Ghana FA boss for life

FIFA bans Ghana FA boss for life Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi was handed a life ban from all football-related activities by FIFA on Tuesday following various violations of the governing body’s ethics code, including bribery and corruption. Nyantakyi, a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was found guilty after being filmed by an investigative journalist...... more

BREAKING: Madrid sack coach Lopetegui

BREAKING: Madrid sack coach Lopetegui Real Madrid have given their coach Julen Lopetegui the boot, less than five months after he was hired to replace Zinedine Zidane. He will be replaced by Santiago Solaris, who coaches Madrid’s junior team. The firing of the former Spanish coach was speculated ahead of the meeting today of Madrid C.F....... more

Why I left Real Madrid, Ronaldo breaks silence

Why I left Real Madrid, Ronaldo breaks silence Cristiano Ronaldo has said he decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus after sensing that the Spanish club’s president, Florentino Perez, no longer saw him as being “indispensable”. “I felt within the club, especially from the president, that I was no longer considered in the same way as I was at...... more

Ajibade Quardri wins Cycling Lagos 2018

Ajibade Quardri wins Cycling Lagos 2018 Ajibade Quadri on Saturday won the 2018 edition of Cycling Lagos. Quadri at the highly contested event beat his close rivals Fasima Samuel and Afis Bakare to emerge winner of an event that has been described as one the biggest cycling events in Nigeria and across Africa in recent time. The...... more

Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1 in Clasico

Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1 in Clasico Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed a beleaguered Real Madrid 5-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday to go top of La Liga and pile the pressure on Real coach Julen Lopetegui.   Without the injured Lionel Messi, Barca ran riot with Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal also scoring, as Ernesto...... more

Man United ease pressure on Mourinho, Chelsea cruise but Arsenal stumble

Man United ease pressure on Mourinho, Chelsea cruise but Arsenal stumble Manchester United eased the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho by seeing off Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, as Chelsea leapfrogged Manchester City into second with a 4-0 thrashing of Burnley. Arsenal’s 11-game winning run was finally ended, though, as two Luka Milivojevic penalties earned Crystal Palace a much-needed point...... more

Liverpool go top of EPL as Bournemouth and Watford press on

Liverpool go top of EPL as Bournemouth and Watford press on Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool took advantage of their title rivals’ inactivity to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win at home to Cardiff on Saturday as Bournemouth and Watford both continued their fine starts to the season. Liverpool were the only...... more

Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win in Serie a showdown

Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win in Serie a showdown Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice, including a thunderous 25-yard drive, as Italian champions Juventus surged seven points clear in Serie A on Saturday following a battling 2-1 victory at Empoli. Empoli, without a win since the opening weekend of the season, grabbed a 28th-minute lead at the Stadio Carlo Castellani as Francesco...... more

Aiteo Cup Victory: Enugu Govt. thanks Rangers’ fans, Nigerians •Salutes new champions for their doggedness

Aiteo Cup Victory: Enugu Govt. thanks Rangers’ fans, Nigerians •Salutes new champions for their doggedness The Enugu State Government has lauded all enthusiastic fans of Rangers International Football Club across the country for their prayers, solidarity and support that contributed to the remarkable feat recorded by the club in the finals of the 2018 Aiteo Cup competition on Wednesday, which saw the club staging one of...... more

Aiteo Cup Victory: Divine intervention, Enugu Rangers and the Asaba ‘Miracle’

Aiteo Cup Victory: Divine intervention, Enugu Rangers and the Asaba ‘Miracle’ The 2018 Aiteo Cup (otherwise known as the Federation Cup) may have come and gone but the drama and miraculous manner with which the Rangers International Football Club clinched the Cup would remain a story that would be told and referenced while discussing issues relating to the power of possibilities in...... more

FIFA opposes Barcelona-Girona match in US

FIFA opposes Barcelona-Girona match in US FIFA are opposed to La Liga’s plans to stage the match between Barcelona and Girona later this season in the United States, Gianni Infantino confirmed on Friday.   “Following a request of guidance from the Spanish FA, US Soccer and CONCACAF…the council emphasised the sporting principle that official league matches must...... more

Cycling Lagos 2018: Organisers unveil jersey for October 27 grand finale

Cycling Lagos 2018: Organisers unveil jersey for October 27 grand finale Organisers of Cycling Lagos 2018 and its partner Simba Group have unveiled the jersey for the grand finale of the event scheduled for to hold on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The unveiling event was done at the Teslim Balogun Stadium ahead of accreditation that will hold Friday, a day before the...... more

FIFA’s Infantino in trouble

FIFA’s Infantino in trouble FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to ignite new opposition Friday in Kigali, Rwanda over his ambition to introduce two money-spinning pet projects. The projects are a revamped global club cup and a bold new international championship. Infantino’s Saudi-backed plans, which have already been harshly criticised, are on the agenda of...... more

Maiden President Buhari football tourney kicks off Nov. 4

Maiden President Buhari football tourney kicks off Nov. 4  Thirty-eight teams will slug it out in the maiden President Muhammadu Buhari’s Nyanya-Keffi U-23 football tournament scheduled to hold between Nov. 4 and Dec. 9, in Nasarawa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament will be played in a World Cup format at the football pitch of the...... more

 

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