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Afcon: We were unlucky against Nigeria – Burundi coach

Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko says his side were unlucky to have lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their first group game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Substitute Odion Ighalo’s strike from close range condemned Burundi to a defeat in their debut appearance at the AFCON tournament. He said, “We showed that we are a […]

30 Countries Set For African Freestyle Football Championships

Free style footballers displaying their skills at teh regional championship held at Rouce park, Yaba, lagos Feet `n Tricks Ltd., organisers of the African Freestyle Football Championships yesterday said that the competition scheduled to hold in Lagos would have more than 30 African countries in attendance.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tricks […]

Vatican women’s team refuses to play after anti-abortion protest

The newly formed Vatican women’s team called off a friendly football match in Vienna after several Austrian players protested the church’s anti-abortion stance, an Austrian football official said Sunday. The Vatican side, which was founded this year, refused to play Saturday after three Austrians lifted their shirts to reveal pro-choice messages painted on their stomachs […]

Female boxers thank sponsors – The Sun Nigeria

The four female professional boxers billed to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 19 have commended event sponsors for bringing back female boxers to the event, which will hold on 14 July, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. The boxers, Mariam Yusuf, Rodiat Yusuf, Cynthia Ogunsemilore and Adedeji Abiodun, have been selected […]

AFCON: Super Eagles defeat Burundi 1-0 in Alexandria

Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign got off to a winning start on Saturday as they edged out Burundi 1-0. Gernot Rohr’s side, who are 89 places above Burundi in FIFA’s world rankings, struggled for long periods in their Group B opener at the Alexandria Stadium but sealed all three points in the 77th minute. […]

Five things Super Falcons need do to beat Germany

It took until the last moments of the group stages of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the Falcons to take up flight and qualify for the second round of the tournament, where they will face Germany on Saturday. With all anxiety following Chile versus Thailand encounter and the melancholy that seemed to envelope […]

Barcelona to play Arsenal in friendly at Nou Camp

Barcelona will play a pre-season friendly with Arsenal at their Nou Camp Stadium on Aug. 4, the La Liga champions said. The match against the Europa League runners-up is the annual Joan Gamper trophy, which is traditionally Barca’s final game before the new season. However,  this year, the fixture is sandwiched between two overseas tours, […]

CAF to allow teams observe water breaks – The Sun Nigeria

The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, will allow teams observe water breaks at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Bestchoicesports.com.ng understood. CAF is applying a FIFA rule that allows for two cooling/water breaks during games as a means to combat rising temperatures across host nation, Egypt. CAF said two three-minute breaks on the […]

NNPC pledges support for NTA/HotSports broadcast of African Nations Cup | The Guardian Nigeria News

President/CEO, HotSports, Taye Ige (left) presenting a Super Eagles jersey to NTA Director/General, Yakubu Ibn Mohammed during Mohammed’s visit to HotSports headquarters in Lagos…on Wednesday. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to ensure that the country’s football fans watch live telecast of all the matches of […]

Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons Qualify For Round Of 16

Super Falcons’ players celebrating Super Falcons’ players celebrate after South Korea scored an own goal during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group A football match between Nigeria and South Korea.The Super Falcons yesterday qualified for the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 20 years.The […]

LSBBA Wants Corporate World In Grassroots Sports Dev

Basket ballers in action during a championship. The Chairperson, Lagos State Basketball Association (LSBBA), Barbara Harper, yesterday called on the corporate world to key into the development of youths by sponsoring grassroots’ events.Harper told newsmen that the associations had big plans to engage youths by organising several back to back events, […]

Hummels showed courage to return to Dortmund

Mats Hummels showed courage by agreeing to a return to Borussia Dortmund, according to sporting director Michael Zorc. The World Cup winner is heading back to Signal Iduna Park, where he spent eight years between 2008 and 2016, in a reported €38 million (£33.8m/$42.5m) move from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Zorc is delighted to welcome […]

FIFA to take over running of CAF – The Sun Nigeria

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, in the wake of corruption scandals consuming the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The CAF executive committee took a stunning decision on Wednesday to cede control of the running […]

Federation Cup: Enyimba, Rangers knocked out

Defending champions Enugu Rangers as well as newly-crowned Nigerian league champions, Enyimba, are top on list of teams that were knocked out of the 2019 Federation Cup on Wednesday. In their Round of 32 clash in Minna, Rangers were beaten 2-0 by fellow Premier league side Lobi Stars. The Flying Antelopes who emerged as champions […]

Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

Agence France-Presse Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s collapse against Manchester United. UEFA first imposed the ban in April before PSG contested the decision, but a final decision was delivered on Wednesday. “The appeal lodged by PSG is […]

Girl, 10, scales El Capitan – The Sun Nigeria

El Capitan, a granite monolith in the United States‘s Yosemite National Park, has been a beacon to climbers for decades.  Once considered impossible to climb, the 3,000-foot (914-metre) vertical rock wall has recently been scaled by its youngest-ever climber – a 10-year-old girl from Colorado. Selah Schneiter reached the summit via its most popular route, known […]

Platini freed after being questioned over Qatar World Cup

Former France captain Michel Platini was released in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals to Qatar. Platini’s lawyer, William Bourdon, said his client was innocent of all charges and that he had been questioned on “technical grounds.” “It was very long, given […]

IAAF Used Me As Guinea Pig -Semenya

Caster Semenya Caster Semenya has said that athletics’ world governing body “used” her like “a human guinea pig” by insisting she takes medication to control her testosterone.South Africa’s Semenya, 28, is in legal dispute with the IAAF, who has said the 800m runner must take medication or compete over a different […]

‘Nigeria To Play Offensive Football In Egypt’

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that his side is aiming to score more goals and will play offensive football at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.The three-time African champions have included nine forwards in their 23-man squad list for the biennial showpiece.Changchun Yatai’s Odion […]

Falcons’ Coach Unhappy After VAR Helps France

Nigeria women’s coach, Thomas Dennerby Nigeria women’s coach, Thomas Dennerby has applauded his players for their discipline and character after their 1-0 loss to hosts France in Rennes on Monday.The Super Falcons knew a point will hand automatic passage to the Round of 16 but Wendie Renard’s 79th-minute penalty left their […]

Mary Onyali named Anambra Sports Ambassador

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Tuesday held a reception for contingents of the state to National Youths Games and National Sports Festival held in Ilorin, Kwara state and Abuja respectively in 2019. Mr Obiano also conferred the honour of Anambra Sports Ambassador to foremost Nigerian Olympian, Mary Onyali to serve as idol to […]

Plateau  Queens beat  Heartland Queens 1-0

Plateau Queens  beat Heartland Queens  Flickers of Imo 1-0 in the female second match at the 2019 Hockey Super League on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that eight teams are participating in the men competition while six teams make up the women competition. Susan Bulus […]

Nsukka Liverpool fans celebrate Champions League win with a goat

Nsukka Liverpool supporters attend church thanksgiving service with a goat celebrates Champions League triumph following a 2-0 win over Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspurs early this month at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The Reds faithful in the Eastern part of Nigeria celebrate their club sixth European Cup title after Mohamed Salah scored from the […]

Burundi’ll be Nigeria’s toughest test –Rohr – The Sun Nigeria

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that the team’s opening game at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt is their biggest test going into the competition, AOIfootball.com reports. The 65-year-old Franco-German said in an interview with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) YouTube channel, which was monitored by AOIFootball.com, that once the team […]

Star lines up AFCON bright moments for Nigerians | The Guardian Nigeria News

Former internationals and Super Eagles’ AFCON winners, Juwon Oshaniya (left), Mutiu Adepoju and Victor Ikpeba, Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs. Sarah Agha, First Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Seyi Akinwunmi and former AFCON winner, Efe Ambrose at Star Lager’s formal announcement of its AFCON 2019 package in Lagos…at the weekend. With […]