Dangote renews bid to buy Arsenal Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has revealed his plans to buy Arsenal in 2021, with the billionaire Gunners fan determined to oust absentee owner Stan Kroenke. The Nigerian boasts a net worth of more than £8.5billion and made his fortune after founding Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer – with the...... read more
BREAKING: Enyimba FC sacks head coach Reigning Nigerian Premier Football League champions Enyimba on Monday sacked its head coach, Usman Abd’allah. He was sacked less than 24hrs after the club lost to league Leaders Plateau United by 4-0 on Sunday. The club, which is used to being in the top five of the league, has found itself...... read more
Abia to break Udoh’s 23 goals record Current leading goal scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Isreal Abia says he is capable of breaking Mfon Udoh’s goals record. Udoh scored 23 goals in the 2014 season and the record is yet to be equalled or broken. Abia who plays for Sunshine Stars of Akure noted that...... read more
Joe Bennett shows off gruesome head injury after accidental collision with team-mate English professional footballer, Joe Bennett has shared a photo of the gruesome head injury he sustained following an accidental collision with Cardiff City team-mate Junior Hoilett on Sunday, December 29, 2019.    During their Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday away at Hillsborough, the defender was sent to the ground and had...... read more
Buhari congratulates World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua President Muhammadu Buhari has commended World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts on Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr. The President, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina in Abuja on Sunday, rejoiced with Joshua, saluting him for bringing joy to...... read more
2020 Abia school sports competition Mascot: Designers wanted!!! In line with his promise to bring back school sports, The Hon. Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu is seeking interested Abians to design the official 2020 Abia school sports competition Mascot. Those eligible to participate are Abians, who are not professional artists. Must be below 45 years. All...... read more
Messi wins sixth Ballon d'Or as he breaks ties with his arch-rival, C Ronaldo Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi has won his sixth Ballon d’Or, breaking a tie for most ever with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.   The 32-year-old beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award at a ceremony which took place in Paris on Monday night, Dec. 2nd.  ...... read more
Alisson crowned Goalkeeper of the Year as Liverpool star wins Yashin award Alisson was crowned Goalkeeper of the Year after winning the Yashin award during the Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday night.   The Brazilian goal stopper was honored with the award following Champions League and Copa America triumphs for Liverpool and Brazil in 2019.     Alisson beats Manchester City's Ederson, Chelsea's Kepa...... read more
Rangers, Enyimba lose CAF Cup group openers Nigerian contenders Enugu Rangers and Enyimba were both beaten by north African clubs on Sunday as the CAF Confederation Cup group phase kicked off. Enugu coach Salisu Yusuf lost his first match in charge, with the sending off of defender Temitope Olusesi not helping as they crashed 3-1 at home against...... read more
Arsenal sacks coach Unai Emery Arsenal have sacked head coach Unai Emery after the club's worst run of results since 1992. Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches following Thursday's 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. The Gunners have won only four of their 13 Premier League games this season and...... read more
NFF to review match bonus payment structure for Super Eagles players The body responsible for the organization of football in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation has stated it is currently reviewing the way of payment and amount of payment given to the Super Eagles players as bonus for matches.   The Super Eagles are currently receiving $15,000 as bonus per tournament and...... read more
Jose Mourinho named new Tottenham manager succeeding Mauricio Pochettino Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino who was sacked on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. "The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me," said the 56-year-old Portuguese. "Working with these...... read more
Sports: Abia Govt to distribute 600 table tennis boards across schools in the state The Abia state government is set to distribute 600 table tennis boards aross schools within the state. This was contained in the state executive council briefing made available to Factnews and signed by the Commissioner for Information, Hon John Okiyi Kalu. The Exco also directed the Commissioner for Sports to relaunch school...... read more
Football club in Kano State buys a player for N5,000 Super Stars club, a division two football club in Kano State FA league has signed a new player, Ibrahim Salisu Iriyos, for the sum of N5, 000.     According to BBC Pidgin, the transfer is the most expensive one in the town as Iriyos used to play for Aston Villa Gano, before his transfer...... read more
Ex-Super Eagles captain Mikel falls prey to social media trick Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has been tricked into posting a fake comment by Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder, Ruben Neves. The fake post had Neves making a reference to how young midfielders at FC Porto were all tasked to make Mikel their reference point as midfielders. The post quoted Neves saying, “At...... read more
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