Zimbabwe deny boycott threat for Cup of Nations opener

Zimbabwe’s Football Association (ZIFA) has denied local reports the team is considering boycotting Friday’s opening match against Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt in Cairo over a pay dispute. “ZIFA would like to reiterate that the Warriors have remained focused ahead of opening Group A match against Egypt,” the governing body said in a statement […]

Nigeria Amputee Football Federation to rebuild national team

Isah Sulaiman, President of Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF) said that footballers selected from the just-concluded trials would replace the dissolved national team otherwise known as `Special Eagles’. Sulaiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that 22 footballers out of four teams that took part in the trials were picked […]

FIFA to send Samoura to CAF as high commissioner

Ahmad Ahmad’s days as CAF president may soon be over following a series of corruption charges dangling over his head. Already, world football governing body, FIFA is contemplating sending its General Secretary, Fatma Samoura as a ‘High Commissioner for Africa.’ This is in light of recent governance issues on the continent, reports the BBC. If […]

Messi rescues Argentina as Paraguay pay penalty

A Lionel Messi penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay on Wednesday as the two-time world champions once again struggled at the Copa America. Messi swept in a 57th-minute spot-kick at Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao Stadium to cancel out a first-half opener from Paraguay’s Richard Sanchez. Argentina also had goalkeeper Franco Armani to thank […]

Eagles ready for African Nations Cup war, says Iwobi

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi has described the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as a serious battle where 24 countries will compete for the ultimate crown, reports goal.com. For the first time since its inception, there will be 24 teams at the AFCON finals including the Super Eagles. The West Africans are set to […]

Pilot David Henderson named in Sala manslaughter arrest

A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala was on Thursday named by the Times newspaper as pilot David Henderson. Sala, 28, died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the Channel on January 21, just days after he had joined Cardiff City […]

Real Madrid signing Rodrygo identifies with Neymar, Robinho

Real Madrid’s new signing Rodrygo has said he models his game on Neymar and Robinho as the 18-year-old on Tuesday became the latest arrival unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu. Madrid completed a 45-million-euro ($50.3 million) deal for Rodrygo Silva de Goes in June last year but agreed to let the Brazilian striker stay at Santos […]

Ex-UEFA chief Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to […]

Nigeria battles hosts in Rennes for survival

Nigeria will this afternoon face its biggest task at the on-going FIFA Women World Cup in France when it faces the hosts in its last group match. The Super Falcons lost their opening game against Norway 0-3, beat Korea Republic 2-0 in the second game and so needs at least a draw to retain hopes […]

Enyimba thrash Akwa United, win record seventh NPFL title

Enyimba of Aba yesterday maintained their reputation as Nigeria’s most successful club when they beat Akwa United 3-0 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos to win a record seventh Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title. The NPFL title got Enyimba a CAF Champions League ticket for next season. Kano Pillars, who defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 yesterday, […]