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President Buhari Congratulates D’tigress On African Basketball Victory

1 month ago /

President Muhammadu  Buhari has congratulated the national female basketball team, d’tigress, on winning the 2017 FIBA women’s Afrobasket tournament in Mali and qualifying for the 2018 FIBA women's basketball world cup in Spain. President Buhari joined other sports-loving Nigerians in saluting the heroic performance of the victorious d’tigress over their Senegalese...

World Cup Qualifiers: Mbappe In, Dembele Out For France

2 months ago /

Teenage sensation,  Kylian Mbappe, reportedly on the verge of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, was on Thursday named in France’s squad for World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg. While 18-year-old Monaco star Mbappe has been picked, coach Didier Deschamps has omitted Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele, who is embroiled in...

Judiciary Games: Cross River Ready For Tournament

2 months ago /

No fewer than nineteen states and eleven federal courts have arrived Calabar the cross-river state capital for the 2017 judiciary games tagged "Justice Walter Onoghen Games" Cross-river state commissioner for youths and sports development, Asu Okang while briefing journalists in calabar said adequate preparation have been made to ensure that the...

AC Milan Sign Fiorentina Striker Nikola Kalinic

2 months ago /

AC Milan has announced the signing of Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina ACF on a loan deal with an “obligation to buy”. The Croatia international player penned a 4-year contract through to June 30, 2021. #ACMilan have signed Nikola Kalinic from @acffiorentina, on loan with obligation to buy ➡️ https://t.co/z0Hm13sGPS#welcomeKalinic pic.twitter.com/smMHJvrWTM — AC Milan...

Dangote Plans To Buy Arsenal, Sack Wenger – Report

2 months ago /

Africa’s richest man,  Aliko Dangote, says the first move he will make if he succeeds in buying Arsenal is to fire Coach, Arsene Wenger. The Nigerian billionaire said in an interview with Bloomberg that he has coveted the English Premier League club since he became a supporter in the mid-1980s. “The first...

Liverpool Reject Second Barcelona Bid For Coutinho – Reports

2 months ago /

Liverpool has rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117.29 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Spain’s Barcelona, according to British and Spanish media reports. Barcelona are keen to sign the Brazilian playmaker, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million pounds ($11.03 million) in 2013, and have already...

Real Madrid Beat Manchester United To Super Cup Glory

2 months ago /

Real Madrid have defeated Manchester United 2-1 to win the UEFA Super Cup. Goals from Casemeiro in the 24th minute and Isco in the 52nd minute put the Spanish side in control of the game, but United pulled one back through new signing Lukaku. It wasn’t, however, enough to overturn the deficit...

Arsenal Beat Chelsea To Win Community Shield

2 months ago /

Olivier Giroud scored the decisive spot kick as Arsenal beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout to win the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The Premier League and FA Cup winners were locked at 1-1 after an evenly contested 90 minutes. Giroud stroked home after Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois missed for...

Tyson Fury Announces Retirement From Boxing

2 months ago /

Britain’s former world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, appears to have hung up his gloves again in a post on Instagram on Wednesday. “Been very blessed in my life & career achieve the upmost in boxing, was a [sic] epic journey along the way. Thanks to all the fans that supported &...

AFN Names Okagbare, 11 Others For IAAF World Championships

2 months ago /

Sprinter Blessing Okagbare and sprint hurdler Tobiloba Amusan will lead Nigeria’s team of 12 Athletes to the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, England, from August 4th to 13th. Okagbare will be making her fourth competitive appearance at the event while Amusan will be making her...

Swansea Make £3M Offer For 25-Year-Old Championship Defender

3 months ago /

Premier League side Swansea City have made a £3M offer for 25-year-old Barnsley defender, Andy Yiadom, as the Welsh side up their pursuit of the Ghanaian, according to the Sun. The Swans face stiff competition from newly-promoted Huddersfield in the race to sign the defender, with Paul Clement’s side now in...

Liverpool Ready To Launch World Record Pursuit

3 months ago /

Liverpool are waiting patiently to reignite their pursuit of Virgil Van Dijk as they seek reassurance that Southampton will be open to the deal. The Reds have been forced to tread carefully of late having been subject to a complaint by Saints officials against their apparent illegal pursuit of the Dutchman,...

African Nations Cup to be moved to June/July

3 months ago /

The African Nations Cup will be moved to June and July and the size of the competition will grow from 16 to 24 finalists from the next edition in 2019. These decisions were made by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee on Thursday. Radical changes to Africa’s leading competitions were...

Parole Board Votes To Release O.J. Simpson From Prison In October

3 months ago /

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star. With the ruling, the 70-year-old Simpson, who was convicted in 2008 of an...

Chelsea Announces £60 Million Real Madrid Deal For Spanish Striker, Alvaro Morata

3 months ago /

Chelsea have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the signing of striker Alvaro Morata, the Premier League club have announced. The deal is now subject to agreeing personal terms with the player and passing a medical, according to the club. The Spain international played last season at the Bernabeu after spending two...

CAF Considers Proposal To Host 2023 AFCON In China, US Or Qatar

3 months ago /

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will consider a proposal to open up its main competition – The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – to other continents in order to increase revenue and attract new partners. This was recommended by CAF’s Marketing and TV team on Wednesday at the two-day African Football...

Aston Villa Suffer Double Injury Blow

3 months ago /

Aston Villa duo Micah Richards and Albert Adomah suffer injury blows during the clashes against Kidderminster Harriers and Telford respectively. Aston Villa continued their pre-season campaign with friendly encounters against Kidderminster Harriers and Telford on the same day yesterday, with two different sets of players lining up. Villa won the clash...

Henry Onyekuru Still Has Eye For Arsenal

3 months ago /

Henry Onyekuru has opened up that he has “always dreamt of playing for Arsenal” despite opting to join Everton. The 20-year-old, however, explained that he took the time to evaluate offers before him before narrowing down his decision to The Toffees. The former KAS Eupen man revealed that he wanted to move...

Renewed NFF Crisis Threatens Nigeria’s Russia 2018 W’Cup Chances

3 months ago /

Unless elders of the country wade into the renewed crisis over the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the nation may not realize its ambition of hoisting its flag at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. FIFA at the weekend banned Sudan and Guinea from all its activities following alleged...

Chelsea Sign Germany Defender Antonio Rudiger

3 months ago /

German international defender Antonio Rudiger joined Chelsea from Italian club Roma for a reported fee of £29 million ($37.3m, 32.7m euros), the buying club announced on Sunday. The 24-year-old — whose fee with add-ons could rise to £33.3m — signed a five-year contract a week after helping his country win the...