AFCON: Nigeria defeats South Africa to reach semi-final Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations courtesy a 89th winner from Center Half William Troost-Ekong. Ekong ran into the box unmarked as he turned in a Moses Simon cross with a minute of regulation time left on the clock.   South Africa...... read more
Benin Offers Voodoo Prayers For AFCON Success The sound of drum beats, hand claps and women singing fills the air at a shrine in Cotonou in the West African nation of Benin, the homeland of voodoo. But these days the ceremonies are a little bit different, as people pray for the country’s football team to make further historic progress...... read more
AFCON: Egyptians tasks Super Eagles to defeat South Africa on Wednesday Several hours after the Bafana Bafana of South Africa ended the Pharaohs’ campaign in the on-going 2019 Afcon with a 1-0 defeat on Saturday, many Egyptians stayed rooted to their seats not believing what had happened to their darling team. Thirteen years ago when Egypt hosted the African Cup of Nations, the...... read more
AFCON exit: Egypt sack coach, FA president quits Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has become the first casualty of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).He was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16 on Saturday in Cairo. Hosts Egypt lost 0-1 after an 85th minute goal...... read more
Super Eagles to face Cameroon in AFCON Round of 16 Nigeria’s Super Eagles will battle the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for a place in the quarter-finals after the defending champions finished second in their groupThe arrangement for the tournament that had 24 teams for the first time pitched the runners-up of Group B against the runners-up of Group F. Nigeria surprisingly...... read more
Super Eagles zoom into AFCON Round of 16 after downing Guinea Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for the Round of 16 at the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt after beating Guinea 1-0 on Wednesday. Kenneth Omeruo’s 73 minutes header from a corner kick gave the Super Eagles the victory after the Nigerian side mounted pressure on the Guinean half...... read more
Sarri leaves Chelsea, signs 3-year deal with Juventus Maurizio Sarri was named Juventus coach on Sunday, with the former Chelsea boss signing a three-year deal, the Serie A champions said. Sarri, who joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018, led them to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge....... read more
NPFL 2019: Ikpeazu congratulates Enyimba FC for emerging champions Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed his delight at the emergence of Enyimba International Football Club of Aba as the Champions of the 2018/2019 Season of the Nigerian Professional Football League. With this victory, Enyimba FC has qualified for next season’s CAF Champions League. This is the eighth league title to be won...... read more
Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City forward, and Rotterdam’s Semi Ajayi from the 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Ihenacho, who had a tough season with less of play time during the English Premier League season, was dropped due...... read more
Eden Hazard writes an emotional letter to fans as he bows out of Chelsea Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m. Hazard has agreed a five-year contract and will be presented as a Real player on 13 June, subject to a medical. The Belgian scored 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea...... read more
Former Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes dies at 35 Former Arsenal and Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash at the age of 35.  Reyes was involved in a traffic collision in Utrera, the town of his birth located just outside of Seville, in Spain this morning. According to Spanish TV channel Deportes Cex, the crash is believed...... read more
Buhari congratulates Super Falcons for winning WAFU Women's Cup President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Falcons of Nigeria for putting up a superlative performance that saw them emerging as 2019 WAFU Women’s Cup Champions, with an unbeaten record throughout the tournament.   Buhari commends the Falcons for their fighting spirit and resplendent skills evidenced in team work, discipline and focus,...... read more
Man City's Captain, Kompany bows out after 11 years Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany,  has announced he will leave the club this summer, 11-years after joining the Etihad side. Kompany is returning to his homeland, to take charge of Anderlecht as a player-manager. He leaves the Etihad after 360 appearances, since joining from Hamburg in 2008, winning four Premier League titles,...... read more
UPDATED: Brighton take “difficult decision” to sack Hughton Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton on Monday in what chairman Tony Bloom described as “one of the most difficult decisions” he had ever had to make. Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier League status for a second successive season. The decision may well...... read more
Liverpool makes a historic comeback, beats Barcelona 4-0 Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday. The Reds not only had a mountain to climb on the scoreboard...... read more
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