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Arsenal, Man United battle for passage as Europa League returns

Football lovers are gearing up for another action-packed Europa League matchday as Manchester United host Club Brugge at Old Trafford, while Arsenal take on Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium in the return legs of their quest for round of 16 tickets. Manchester United have kept three successive clean sheets in the Premier League and the encounter […]

Dino Sporting Club target Pro League spot

The Management of Dino Sporting Club of Abeokuta says its target is to gain promotion from the Nigeria National League Division One to professional league status at the end of this season. President of Dino Sporting Club, Samuel Omamofe Columbus stated that he was confident of picking the promotion ticket after Saturday’s 2-0 victory over […]

Kwara beats Bauchi to win 2020 Ramat Cup

Kwara State has won the 37th edition of the U-16 Ramat Football Competition, which was concluded at the weekend at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.In an entertaining final match watched by a representative of the Chief of Defence Staff, Col. C.K Uwa, representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore, Sulieman Bello, that of the […]

Neymar sent off as PSG beat Bordeaux in seven-goal thriller

Edinson Cavani scored his 200th Paris Saint-Germain goal and Marquinhos netted twice as the Ligue 1 leaders bounced back from their Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund to beat Bordeaux 4-3 on Sunday, but their victory was marred by Neymar’s late sending-off. After losing 2-1 in Germany in their Champions League last 16 first leg […]

Mike Tyson filmed dancing for joy after Fury’s victory

Last night, Tyson Fury defied the odds – not for the first time in his remarkable career – to bully, suffocate and ultimately stop his opponent, Deontay Wilder. It was a sensational performance from the self-styled Gypsy King, who weighed in at a significant 273lbs last night, clearly intent on keeping his promise of knocking […]

Fury appears to lick Wilder’s blood during bout

Tyson Fury became heavyweight world champion in a brutal title rematch in Las Vegas on Saturday night, proving that he’s wilder than Wilder. “A fighting man tastes blood,” Tyson Fury said ahead of his bout with Deontay Wilder. “I want to taste it, rub it, punch it and mix it up.” It seems that he […]

Rivers Hoopers’ coach sure of advancing to BAL knockout phase

Rivers Hoopers’ Head Coach, Ogoh Odaudu has expressed confidence in his team’s chances of making it to the single-elimination playoffs of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) in Kigali, Rwanda. Hoopers are drawn alongside Patriots, Ferroviario de Maputo, U.S. Monastir, Forces Armees et Police Basketball (FAP) and Zamalek in the Nile Conference of the BAL. Reacting […]

Hearn wants Joshua-Fury all-British showdown this year

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a blockbuster all-British heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury this year after Fury battered Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become a two-time world champion, reports AFP. Fury brought Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion to a halt in seven rounds in their rematch on Saturday. Fourteen months […]

Heartland FC banned for two seasons

• To pay N16.65m to two ex-players Heartland FC of Owerri has been banned from signing new players for the next two registration seasons until it complies with a ruling of the League Management Company (LMC) in separate complaints of unlawful termination of contract and indebtedness filed by two former players of the club, Maduabuchi […]

Ministry signs adopt-a-talent MOU with Halogen over Adekouroye

The chances of Nigeria performing well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have gotten another boost with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare signing a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the ministry for the adoption of world number one woman wrestler, Odunayo Adekouroye by Halogen Company. Speaking at the brief event, […]

Unfit Ndidi out of Leicester City clash with Man City

Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out of Leicester City’s Premier League clash with Manchester City tomorrow. The midfielder has missed his side’s past two games – draws with Chelsea and Wolves – due to a knee problem. Manager Brendan Rodgers says he will not rush Ndidi back to face the champions and risk any setbacks […]

De Bruyne lifts Man City spirits after Euro ban

Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola’s side returned to action for the first time following the club’s shock two-year ban from European competitions. Goals from Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne lifted City’s spirits as they cemented their hold on second place in the Premier League. The […]

Guardiola takes swipe at Barcelona over Man City’s Euro ban

GuardiolaPep Guardiola went to war with his former club Barcelona on Wednesday as Manchester City’s manager defended his current employers in the wake of their European ban. Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has “thanked” UEFA for banning City from the Champions League and Europa League for two years, a shock sentence handed out on Friday […]

Solskjaer praises Ighalo’s scoring ability

MANCHESTER United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to report that loan signing Odion Ighalo has already displayed his goalscoring abilities throughout his first training sessions as a Red. The Nigerian striker has joined the club from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of this season and made his anticipated debut during the final minutes […]

FIFA’s Wenger wants offside law totally changed

FIFA’s head of global development, Arsene Wenger will attempt to make a major change to the offside law, which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Wenger, who was manager of Premier League club, Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be […]

Three things we learned from Atletico 1 Liverpool 0

Liverpool will need another second leg fightback against Spanish opposition at Anfield to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after Saul Niguez’s early strike handed Atletico Madrid a 1-0 last 16, first-leg victory on Tuesday. The European champions thrashed Barcelona 4-0 after losing the first leg of their semi-final 3-0 in Catalonia last season and […]

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit. After missing four games in the last fortnight with a rib injury, the Brazilian superstar looked short of match fitness in Tuesday’s […]

Manchester United win 2-0 at Chelsea amid VAR controvesy

Headed goals from Anthony Martial and captain Harry Maguire earned Manchester United a hard-fought 2-0 win at toothless Chelsea on Monday amid more VAR controversy, putting them back in the hunt for a top-four Premier League finish. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic in action with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger and Olivier Giroud REUTERS/Hannah McKay […]

I do not feel unloved by opposition fans, says Djokovic

Novak Djokovic does not feel antagonised by lack of fan support when facing his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in major finals on the ATP Tour, Serbia’s world number one said on Tuesday. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic gestures after winning his match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Tennis pundits have often suggested […]

Sensational Haaland gives Dortmund 2-1 win over PSG

Borussia Dortmund’s lethal teenage striker Erling Haaland scored twice in eight minutes to lead them to a 2-1 win over Paris St Germain in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland scores their first goal The Norwegian, 19, who joined in the last transfer window and has eight […]

George Foreman predicts Fury will beat Wilder on Saturday

• ‘Losing to Ali was a mystery to me’ Former heavyweight champion of the World, George Foreman, has expressed his excitement ahead of Saturday’s rematch between WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder and former unified champion Tyson Fury, reports worldboxingnew.net. In an exclusive interview with Bookies.com, Foreman shockingly predicts that Fury will come out on top, […]

Sam Okpodu; I didn’t apply for NFF technical director’s job

• Tasks Yobo, Amokachi United States-based former Green Eagles winger, Sam Okpodu says he never applied for the position of Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), contrary to some media reports. Former Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi was reported to have sealed the job as NFF new Technical Director on Monday as […]

Manchester United win 2-0 at Chelsea amid VAR controvesy

Headed goals from Anthony Martial and captain Harry Maguire earned Manchester United a hard-fought 2-0 win at toothless Chelsea on Monday amid more VAR controversy, putting them back in the hunt for a top-four Premier League finish. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic in action with Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger and Olivier Giroud. The VAR […]

Hamilton, Messi share men’s Laureus award

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and football superstar Lionel Messi shared the Laureus sportsman of the year award at Monday’s ceremony in Berlin. Hamilton, 35, a six-time world champion and Barcelona star Messi, 32, share the award for their achievements in 2019. This is the first time a footballer has won the award and also […]

Pogba remains Man United’s player, Solskjaer insists

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned that Paul Pogba belongs to Manchester United and not outspoken agent Mino Raiola amid ongoing doubts over the star’s future at Old Trafford. Raiola cast fresh doubts over Pogba – who is recovering from an ankle injury – on Thursday when he said the United midfielder “would not mind” returning to […]

Liverpool face tough test as Champions League actions resume

Champions League last 16 games get underway today with the defending champions, Liverpool returning to the scene of their UEFA Champions League final triumph from last season, the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, to face hosts Atletico. There will be four fixtures, and the matches will be on SuperSport and DStv. The UEFA Champions League action […]

Court says Hazard’s return a boost to Madrid team

Eden Hazard made his return from a three-month injury lay-off in Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo, with Thibaut Courtois confident the forward will be key for Zinedine Zidane’s side. An ankle injury sidelined Hazard in late November, but he made his comeback on Sunday, winning a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted to put […]

Munich air crash hero and goalkeeping great Gregg dies

Harry Gregg — hailed as a hero for saving lives in the air crash which killed eight of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes” in Munich — has died at the age of 87. Gregg, who was United’s goalkeeper, rescued a mother and her baby daughter, team-mates Bobby Charlton and Jackie Blanchflower and manager Matt Busby from […]

Pogba belongs to Man Utd, not Mino, insists Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola that it is the club who will decide the French World Cup winner’s future. Pogba’s long-time representative has been at loggerheads with the United hierarchy in recent years and angered the Red Devils once more this week by casting fresh doubt on where Pogba will […]

Only PSG’s strike force equal Lukaku, Martinez pairing, says Vieri

Christian Vieri believes only Paris Saint-Germain’s attacking force of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi can compete with Inter’s long-term strike partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. Inter are top of the table in a thrilling Serie A title race in which just one point separates the Nerazzurri from third-place Lazio. Lukaku has enjoyed […]

Dare assures athletes of adequate care ahead of Tokyo 2020

Sunday Dare has assured Nigerian athletes preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that their welfare would not be negotiable. The athletes are preparing for both the African Athletics Championships in Algeria and the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Addressing track and field athletes in Akure at the weekend at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria […]

Ronaldo penalty earns Juve draw at 10-man Milan

A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final. Ante Rebic’s volley gave the hosts a deserved lead after 61 minutes, following a string of good saves from veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. But Stefano Pioli’s side were […]

Guardiola fears sack if Real Madrid tie goes wrong

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he could be sacked if he fails to beat Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Guardiola has won five major trophies in three seasons at the Etihad, but a failure to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been the big disappointment of […]

Napoli beat Inter Milan to close in on Italian Cup final

Fabian Ruiz scored the only goal as Napoli shocked Inter Milan 1-0 in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg tie in the San Siro on Wednesday.The Spanish midfielder broke through after 57 minutes to get Gennaro Gattuso’s side back to winning ways after their 3-2 league defeat at home to lowly Lecce last weekend. Ruiz […]

Liverpool will decide on Salah and Olympics – Egypt coach

Mohamed Salah’s potential involvement for his country in the Tokyo Olympic Games will be a decision for the player and his club Liverpool, Egypt’s Olympic coach told Reuters on Wednesday. Media reports on Salah’s inclusion in a provisional 50-man squad led to speculation that Liverpool could be without Salah for the start of the next […]

Ighalo kept away from United ground due to Coronavirus quarantine

Odion Ighalo, Manchester United’s January signing from China, has been training away from the club’s facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday. The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on January 31 — transfer deadline day — from Chinese club […]

Edo ready for 2020 National Sports Festival

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has cleared all doubts on the state of readiness of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin to host the 20th National Sports Festival billed to begin on March 20. Speaking after an on the spot assessment of the Samuel Ogbemudia Sports Complex in Benin, Dare said, “I am impressed with what I […]

NFF confirms Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Joseph Yobo has been confirmed as the new assistant coach of Nigeria as replacement for Imama Amapakabo, who has parted ways with the federation.Yobo, an Everton legend, captained the Super Eagles to a triumphant outing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, and will now assist head coach, Gernot Rohr. “The Nigeria […]

Dortmund, Frankfurt clash tops week 22 Bundesliga matches

The German city of Dortmund will be on fire this weekend when top contenders, Borussia Dortmund and visiting Eintracht Frankfurt battle for supremacy in the Bundesliga. It is week 22 of the competition and the third-placed Dortmund side is hoping for a home victory to further help their race for the top of the table. […]

Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo set for Italian Cup clash

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to go head-to-head in Thursday’s Italian Cup semi-final, first leg between Juventus and AC Milan at the San Siro. Both Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic scored at the weekend in defeats as Juventus fell 2-1 at Hellas Verona, while AC Milan threw away a two-goal lead in a 4-2 defeat […]

NOC advises athletes on Coronavirus scare in Japan

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has advised athletes and various sports federations aspiring to send their contingents to the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics to discountenance the various reports on the existence of the deadly coronavirus disease in Japan and continue with their preparations for the championship. The NOC told The Guardian yesterday that it was […]

Five talking points in European football this weekend

Real Madrid maintained a three-point lead at the top in Spain, while Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig cancelled each other out in the big game in Germany. Meanwhile, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain showed signs of weakness ahead of the return of the Champions League. AFP Sport looks back at the major talking points from the […]

Ighalo must be mobile to succeed at Man United, says Adelabu

Former Green Eagles winger Adegoke Adelabu has said that one of the things that would contribute to the success of Odion Ighalo at Manchester United is his ability to play free flow football. The 30-year-old Nigeria striker joined Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season. Speaking with The Guardian […]

Buhari appoints Amokachi as Football Ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, as the country’s Football Ambassador. Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won […]

NRFF to host West African championship

The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has disclosed that the country will host the African Rugby Championship, as well as the 2020 President’s Cup later this year. Addressing journalists at the weekend in Lagos after the NRFF board meeting, NRFF president, Kelechukwu Mbagwu said the body decided to host the tournament to create more awareness […]

Infantino wants AFCON to hold every four years

FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino told African football leaders on Saturday that he wants their continental Cup of Nations to be played every four years as part of a package of reforms designed to lift “African football to the top of the world,” reports AFP. Infantino also told a seminar in Rabat attended by delegates from […]

Enyimba beat San Pedro to qualify for quarterfinals

Enyimba of Aba produced their best display in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup in Abidjan where they beat home team, San Pedro 5-2 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the competition. Enyimba were second on the log going into yesterday’s match in Abidjan and needed a draw to ensure they maintained that position at the […]

Three things we learned from the premier League

Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table extended to 22 points as their procession towards the title continued thanks to a 4-0 win over Southampton and Manchester City’s latest defeat at Tottenham. Victory for Spurs edged them ahead as the closest challengers to Chelsea for a place in the top four, on another weekend […]

FIFA ends intervention in African football

FIFA is ending its six-month intervention in African soccer’s governing body, it said on Sunday, after the mission to speed up the reform of football on the continent was “successfully completed”. World soccer’s ruling body also confirmed that its secretary general Fatma Samoura’s role as “general delegate for Africa” had ended on Feb. 1. FIFA […]

Klopp plays down record breaking Reds as tittle looms near

Jurgen steadfastly refuses to allow Liverpool’s long-awaited Premier League title celebrations to start, but the opening month of 2020 has underlined the Reds’ mastery over their rivals. Reds boss Klopp could see his side move an astonishing 22 points clear of their closest rivals and defending champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of February, […]

Police probe attack on home of Man Utd chief Ed Woodward

have launched an investigation into an attack on the home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward as fans’ frustrations mount over the plight of the 20-times English champions. Videos shared on social media on Tuesday show hooded people throwing flares over a gate to a property, while red paint was sprayed on a gatepost. […]

Messi leads Barcelona rout over Leganes

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona hammered Leganes 5-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and deliver a much-needed boost for new coach Quique Setien. Messi’s double, as well as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo rounded off an emphatic win at Camp Nou, where Barca […]

Kobe’s complicated legacy for women’s sport

Fans of women’s sports were familiar with Kobe Bryant, even if they didn’t follow his 18-time All-Star career with the Los Angeles Lakers or witness the five NBA championships he won. Bryant was a fixture at WNBA games, often sitting courtside with his daughter, Gianna. He appeared in ads for the WNBA and NCAA women’s […]

Coronavirus has afffected world indoor Athletics in Chinasport

To protect athletes and officials from walking into the dreaded Coronavirus now rampaging all the regions in China, the World Athletics Indoor Championships slated for the city of Nanjing has been cancelled for the year. The competition, one of the major events line up for athletes in 2020, was earlier scheduled for March 13-15. It […]

Thiem ends Nadal’s journey-Australian Open

• Meets Zverev in semifinals Dominic Thiem defeated Rafael Nadal 7/6(2); 7/6(4); 4/6; 7/6(6) while Alexander Zverev defeated Stan Wawrinka to set up their encounter in the semi-finals. Thiem won the first set first set in a tie breaker by 7points to 3. Nadal broke in the fifth game of the second set and held […]

I will defend my title, Adesanya assures fans

• Pays tribute to Kobe Bryant Nigerian-born New Zealand based UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya says he would do everything possible to defend his title when he face Cuban MMA fighter, Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in Las Vegas on March 7. Adesanya, a native of Odogbolu, Ogun State, is undefeated in 18 fights till […]

NOC inaugurates four Commissions ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Four Commissions were inaugurated yesterday by the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr Habu Gumel in Lagos as the countdown begins ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The four commissions, Technical and Development, Marketing and Sponsorship, Athletes and Olympic Education and Culture increased to six the numbers of commissions already inaugurated. Speaking during the […]

Man Utd executive Woodward’s house attacked with flares

The home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was attacked with flares and graffiti on Tuesday night by a mob of disgruntled supporters. Woodward has been a target of offensive chanting by United fans in recent matches due to his role in the club’s declining fortunes on the field over the past seven years. […]

China women’s football team quarantined in Australia over virus fears

China’s women’s football team has been placed in quarantine in a Brisbane hotel after arriving for an Olympic qualifying competition over concerns about the deadly coronavirus, reports said Wednesday. Queensland state chief health officer Jeannette Young said no one from the group had shown any symptoms and it was a precautionary measure. “They’ve been extremely […]

Joshua’s mega-fight may return to Saudi Arabia

The fortunes, which Saudi Arabia is willing to invest in ‘sports-washing’ their image will price any fight between Anthony Joshua and the winner of next month’s rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder out of Britain. Not even another Joshua bonanza night at Wembley Stadium can get close to the gigantic offer-in-waiting for AJ to […]

Ferdinand to visit Lagos for Guinness night football

International football legend and Guinness global ambassador, Rio Ferdinand, will arrive Lagos on Friday to host the Guinness Night Football Pan African extravaganza. This unconventional football extravaganza will welcome celebrity participants from across Africa – Sauti Sol of Kenya, BebeCool of Uganda, and Salasi of Cameroun – who will join our very own Kizz Daniel […]

Etim Esin says Nigerian football has become stagnant

Former International, Etim Esin, has expressed concern over the state of football development in the country when compared to the growth of entertainment industry, saying that the game has stunted and needed a turnaround for it to be brought back to life. Britain, Spain, Italy among others benefit immensely from broadcast revenue accruing from TV […]

Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia. It is 16 weeks since Madrid last finished around the top of the pile and it looked like a scrappy […]

Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Neymar dedicated his second goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win at Lille on Sunday to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, whose death on Sunday in a helicopter crash shocked the world. The Brazilian slotted home the 52nd-minute penalty that put PSG two goals up in the French Ligue 1 clash and went over to the television […]