FIFA President visits Buhari, presents Jersey No. 10 to him

FIFA President visits Buhari, presents Jersey No. 10 to him FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday, paid a visit to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House in Abuja.  Infantino has been in Nigeria since Wednesday, September 15 and watched the Super Falcons of Nigeria beat Mali 2-0 in the opening game of the Aisha Buhari Cup. In the photos released from the...... more

Fr Mbaka vows to follow Messi to PSG, give reasons

Fr Mbaka vows to follow Messi to PSG, give reasons The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has vowed to support Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, after the signing of Lionel Messi. Mbaka explained that goodness will follow Messi to PSG because he is a gift to football and this generation. Addressing his members on Saturday, the...... more

Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo

Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo Ten Nigerian athletes have been declared ineligible to participate at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), reducing the country’s hope of clinching more medals at the event. The athletes were said to have failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of...... more

Olympics: Nigerian official hospitalised in Tokyo after positive COVID-19 test

Olympics: Nigerian official hospitalised in Tokyo after positive COVID-19 test A Nigerian Olympic official has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Japan, The PUNCH reports. The official, in his 60s, tested positive on Thursday evening at the airport with mild symptoms and pre-existing conditions, a local television station TV Asahi stated, without giving further details. He is the first...... more

Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo drowns in Belarus lake

Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo drowns in Belarus lake Nigerian footballer, and FC Vitebsk player Kelvin Odenigbo was found dead in lake Beloye, Belarus, following a drowning incident on Saturday night. FC Vitebsk published a statement on its official Instagram handle on Sunday, along with a black-and-white image of the deceased 20-year-old.m player. According to the club, employees of the...... more

UCL final: Chelsea beat Man City to win Champions League

UCL final: Chelsea beat Man City to win Champions League Photo: Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (R) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto on May 29, 2021. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / POOL / AFP) Chelsea have defeated Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League in Porto...... more

Liverpool and Chelsea secure Champions League qualification, Leicester miss out

Liverpool and Chelsea secure Champions League qualification, Leicester miss out Liverpool and Chelsea secured a place in next season’s Champions League at the expense of Leicester City, on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season. Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to finish third, while Chelsea — who play in next week’s Champions League final — came fourth despite a...... more

I was written off but never gave up – Iheanacho

I was written off but never gave up – Iheanacho Leicester City’s in-form striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, says he never lost faith in himself while going through a rough patch in his career, adding that he was confident that he would return to form. Iheanacho had his worst ever scoring run of his professional career in 2019, failing to score in over...... more

Delta emerge winners of National Sports Festival

Team Delta has won the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held in Edo State between April 2 to 14. Team Edo, the host, came second with 129 gold, 104 silver, and 108 bronze while Team Bayelsa finished a third with 56 gold, 55 silver, and 58 bronze. Team Delta...... more

South Africa’s Motsepe elected CAF president

South Africa’s Motsepe elected CAF president Sole candidate South African Patrice Motsepe was confirmed as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president in Rabat Friday, and pleaded for unity as he seeks to fix the troubled organisation.“Africa needs collective wisdom, but also the exceptional talent and wisdom of every (national football association) president and every member nation,” he...... more

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea coach

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel was appointed Chelsea manager on an 18-month contract on Tuesday, tasked with hauling the underperforming Blues back into the Champions League next season. The 47-year-old German replaces the sacked Frank Lampard to become the 13th Chelsea boss since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. AFP  ...... more

Enugu State celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70

Enugu State celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70 The Enugu State government has congratulated the iconic former Nigerian international football player and national coach, who is an illustrious son of the state, Chairman Christian Chukwu, on his attainment of 70 years.  In a statement, the Enugu State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said that the government and the...... more

American footballer Jordan shoots self dead

American footballer Jordan shoots self dead American football player, Ty Jordan has died after he accidentally shot himself in the hip at his home in Denton, Texas The Christmas Day incident happened months after the 19-year-old University of Utah student lost his mother to cancer. Jordan died at a hospital in Dallas where he was rushed to...... more

Maradona autopsy shows no drink, illegal drugs

Maradona autopsy shows no drink, illegal drugs Diego Maradona’s autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack on 25 November at the age of 60. The autopsy said Maradona had problems with his kidneys, heart...... more

Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles

Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. The fight is Joshua’s first since reclaiming his belts from Andy Ruiz in December 2019 in...... more

Football legend, Diego Maradona dies at 60

Football legend, Diego Maradona dies at 60 Football legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November.     It was then announced he was to be treated for alcohol dependency. One of the greatest players of all time,...... more

Liverpool star Salah tests positive again for coronavirus

Liverpool star Salah tests positive again for coronavirus Liverpool and Egypt star, Mohamed Salah tested positive for the coronavirus, for the second time on Friday, the Egyptian Football Association (FA) said. Salah was in Cairo for the African Nations Cup qualifier match against Togo. The Egyptian FA further disclosed more bad news, announcing that three other players from the...... more

Maradona to undergo brain surgery

Maradona to undergo brain surgery Diego Maradona will undergo surgery for a subdural hematoma within hours, a source with knowledge of the situation and local media said on Tuesday. The former Argentina football star had been hospitalised since Monday night for anaemia and dehydration, though his condition had been improving, his personal doctor said earlier in...... more

Omeruo, Simon, 11 others hit Eagles’ camp

Omeruo, Simon, 11 others hit Eagles’ camp Experienced defender Kenneth Omeruo and striker Moses Simon led 11 other stars to the Super Eagles’ Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria Monday ahead of the international friendly matches against African champions Algeria and Africa’s number two –ranked team, Tunisia. Omeruo and Simon were joined by Samuel Kalu, Chidera...... more

Osimhen must keep working harder –Gattuso

Osimhen must keep working harder –Gattuso Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has told Victor Osimhen in clear terms that his goals for the Partenopei in pre-season counts for ‘nothing’as he looks set to lead the team’s attack ahead of the new season. The Nigeria international bagged his second hat-trick for Napoli in their 4-0 win over Italian third...... more

Arsenal confirm signing Willian from Chelsea

Arsenal confirm signing Willian from Chelsea Arsenal football club have confirmed signing former Chelsea’s winger, Willian on a three-year contract. The Brazil international becomes the first signing of the summer for the Gunners after joining on a free transfer. The 32-year-old left the Blues after his contract expired with the Stamford Bridge outfit. “Brazil international @WillianBorges88 has...... more

Man U qualify for Europa League quarter-final

Man U qualify for Europa League quarter-final Anthony Martial struck a late winner as Manchester United secured a 2-1 win over LASK Linz to advance to the Europa League quarter-finals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made nine changes to his side from the team that started the final game of the Premier League season, with only Harry Maguire and Brandon...... more

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup Final

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup Final Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough as Arsenal came from behind to beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final on Saturday. With the result, Arsenal extended their record number of wins to 14 – two more than Manchester United. They have won 10% of all FA...... more

Nigerian striker Onuachu tests positive for COVID-19

Nigerian striker Onuachu tests positive for COVID-19 Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus, but the result of his compatriots Stephen Odey and Cyril Dessers at Belgian club Genk, came out negative. The 26-year-old Nigeria international is the first Eagles star to test positive for the virus that has caused sporting events cancellations and...... more

Neymar makes £775,000 donation to fight COVID-19

Neymar makes £775,000 donation to fight COVID-19 Neymar has been revealed as the anonymous donor who gave 5 million Brazilian real (£775,000/$950,000) to charity to fight coronavirus.   The PSG star has been unveiled as the generous figure who split the sum between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil The Paris Saint-Germain star...... more

Rangers confirm death of footballer

Rangers confirm death of footballer The management of former Nigeria league champions, Rangers International F.C of Enugu, under the leadership of Prince Davidson Owumi, has confirmed the death of the club’s attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George Onwubiko. Onwubiko’s sad event took place, Sunday, March 22, 2020 in a fatal auto-accident along Asaba-Benin express way. The club’s statement...... more

Former Real Madrid president dies of coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president dies of coronavirus Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced.   Sanz was in charge of the Spanish giants from 1995-2000, overseeing two Champions League titles. “My father has just passed away. He did not deserve this ending and...... more

Joshua defeats Ruiz, reclaims world boxing titles

Joshua defeats Ruiz, reclaims world boxing titles Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Joshua lost the titles to Ruiz in a shock June defeat in New York. With his victory, Joshua has joined greats such as Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Evander...... more

Gunmen in NYSC uniform attack FC Ifeanyi Ubah bus in Lokoja, shoot driver

Gunmen in NYSC uniform attack FC Ifeanyi Ubah bus in Lokoja, shoot driver Players of Nigeria Professional Football League side FC IfeanyiUbah were, on Friday, attacked by suspected armed men on their way to a league match against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kano. According to a press statement by the club, the incident took place at about 1:30pm, when players and officials of the...... more

FIFA bans Siasia for life over match-fixing

FIFA bans Siasia for life over match-fixing …I’m innocent, says ex-Super Eagles coach FIFA on Friday banned former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official, Samson Siasia, for life after the body’s ethics panel found him guilty of taking bribes in connection with match fixing. In a statement, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent ethics committee said the probe targeting...... more

 

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