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Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United have won the 2017 Nigerian Professional League championship, beating defending champions Rangers International 2-0 on the last day, to clinch the coveted  trophy and cash of N50million. The 2017 championship in the last few weeks was  a cheek and jowl affair between United and Lagos based MFM FC, with just one point separating them going to Day 38. ... Read More »

FIFA Clears Aina To Represent Nigeria

FIFA Clears Aina To Represent Nigeria

Nigeria have received clearance from world’s football governing body (FIFA) for Chelsea defender, Ola Aina, to make his international debut in the world cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday. Coach, Gernot Rohr, said Aina who can either play right or left-back, could now line up in Yaoundé as the Super Eagles look for a second victory in four days over ... Read More »

Mayweather knocks out McGregor in 10th round

Mayweather knocks out McGregor in 10th round

Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage in a much-hyped fight that is expected to be the most lucrative in boxing history. Mayweather, 40, started cautiously as UFC lightweight champion McGregor, making his professional boxing debut, landed a first-round uppercut. But McGregor, 29, looked to tire before the referee called time on the Irishman in Las Vegas. It ... Read More »

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Chelsea defender Ola Aina is waiting for FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria in month’s World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, officials said Thursday. Aina, who is on a season-long loan at English Championship side Hull City, needs world football’s governing body to approve his decision to play for Nigeria after he represented England at various age-group levels. “FIFA has yet ... Read More »

Ronaldo Criticises Denial Of Last Appeal, Alleges Injustice

Ronaldo Criticises Denial Of Last Appeal, Alleges Injustice

Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the “incomprehensible decision” to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday. Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid’s latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing a referee after being sent-off in the first leg of the Spanish ... Read More »

Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

With a five-match suspension and troubles with the Spanish tax authorities, Cristiano Ronaldo has not enjoyed the best of summers. But could the real reason behind his misfortune be that the Real Madrid star is the victim of a powerful curse? That is the opinion of one Portuguese witchdoctor, who believes that Cristiano is being punished for missing the funeral ... Read More »

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Holyfield in Lagos for fight with Tinubu

Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has arrived Lagos ahead of his ‘mouth-watering’ bout with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ‘Rhumbles in Lagos”, a charity fight,   is part of the ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State. It will take place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island. Holyfield poses with Ambode Ambode gives a gift ... Read More »

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar Builds Air Conditioned Stadium for 2022 World Cup

Qatar’s first stadium completed ahead of World Cup 2022 five years before tournament… and it is air conditioned. The 40,000 Khalifa International Stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the major competition QATAR’s first stadium has been completed ahead of the World Cup 2022, five years before the tournament begins – and it is air ... Read More »

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

English Premier League: Chelsea FC emerged 2017 Champion

Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd minute strike gave Chelsea 1-0 victory over West Brom and crowned English Premier League champion for the fifth time. The goal came after  resilient West Brom players mounted an organised defence, but pressure from the visitors game them victory and crowned champion of England. Substitute Batshuayi had scored in the 82nd minute to secure the vital win, ... Read More »

Chelsea set to win Premier League Title

Chelsea set to win Premier League Title

Chelsea Tighten Grip On Premier League Title With a win over Boro… English Premier League leaders Chelsea have moved closer to winning the title with a convenient 3-0 win against Middlesbrough. The Blues overcame Boro on Monday night at Stamford Bridge with goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic. They are now sitting seven points clear, ahead of ... Read More »

Egypt Court Frees Coach Hossam Hassan who assault a photographer

Egypt Court Frees Coach Hossam Hassan who assault a photographer

An Egyptian court has released one of the country’s top football figures, Hossam Hassan after he reconciled with a photographer whose camera he smashed during an on pitch brawl. The al-Masry coach paid a fine of 56 dollars and was released from Cairo’s Tora prison. The 49-year-old was arrested after he chased down and beat a cameraman who worked for ... Read More »

Portugal Defeat France To Win Euro 2016 Championship

Portugal Defeat France To Win Euro 2016 Championship

Portugal are champions of Europe after defeating hosts France 1-0 in extra-time in the Euro 2016 final played at the Stade de France on Sunday night. Substitute Eder was the hero, scoring Portugal’s lone goal in the 109th minute. Portugal had to play most of the match without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo as the captain’s second EURO final ended after just 25 minutes after Dimitri ... Read More »

Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa deal

Leicester City complete Ahmed Musa deal

Leicester City FC have completed the signing of Nigerian international Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal for £16 million. The EPL champions made the Super Eagles hitman their target after he bagged 13 goals  in 30 league appearances for the Russian side last season. Musa scored 54 goals in 168 games for CSKA. Expressing his delight at completing ... Read More »

Euro 2016: Germany Beats Italy, Qualifies for Quarter Final

Euro 2016: Germany Beats Italy, Qualifies for Quarter Final

Germany had to endure a long stretch of penalties as they defeated Italy 6-5 in the third quarter final match of the Euro 2016 championship. The game had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes of football. Mesut Ozil broke the deadlock in the second half but the Germans’ lead lasted few minutes as Jerome Boateng’s handball in the box gave Italy a penalty which ... Read More »

Euro 2016: Ronaldo Misses Penalty As Portugal Plays Goalless Again

Euro 2016: Ronaldo Misses Penalty As Portugal Plays Goalless Again

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a 79th minute penalty against Austria as Portugal failed to win for the second game running at the Euro 2016 ‘Group F’ leaving them with two points, third in the group with Hungary leading with four points. The night had started well for Portugal as they created several chances but frustration set with Austria resolute in defending ... Read More »

NFF technical director, Amodu Shaibu dies at 58

NFF technical director, Amodu Shaibu dies at 58

Former Super Eagles coach and technical director, Amodu Shaibu died on Saturday morning in Benin City, just three days after another ex-national team coach Stephen Keshi died in the same town. Edo FA chairman, Frank Ilaboya told Journalists that the Edo State Commissioner for Information, Kazeem Afegbua, called him this morning to inform him of Amodu’s death and that his ... Read More »

BREAKING: Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi dies at 54

BREAKING: Former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi dies at 54

One of the most iconic captains of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, and former coach of the team, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is dead, his family has announced. He was 54. Emmanuel Ado a brother to the late coach told Journalist that the 54-year-old died of Cardiac arrest in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, 2016. “With ... Read More »

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies Aged 74

Boxing legend and former World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammed Ali is dead. The 74 year old boxer died on Friday after years of battle with Parkinson disease. Before his death he has been in intensive care embroiled in his most courageous bout – for his life. The children of the sporting icon have rushed to be at his bedside as doctors ... Read More »

Mexican Footballer, Alan Pulido Regains Freedom

Mexican Footballer, Alan Pulido Regains Freedom

Mexican international footballer, Alan Pulido, has been freed hours after he was kidnapped, officials say. The striker plays for Greek club, Olympiakos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team. Officials disclosed that the rescue operation was carried out on Sunday night. They added that Pulido was kidnapped on Saturday night in Ciudad Victoria, in Tamaulipas state in Mexico. ... Read More »

Manchester United beats Crystal Palace 2-1 to Win FA Cup

Manchester United beats Crystal Palace 2-1 to Win FA Cup

Manchester United on Saturday won its 12th FA Cup title, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in extra time. Jesse Lingard’s fantastic volley in the 110th minute was the decisive goal, after Juan Mata responded to Jason Puncheon’s opener in a late flurry of action in regulation. With the victory, Manchester United now tie with Arsenal which had also won the title ... Read More »

Barcelona Win Second Straight Spanish League Title

Barcelona Win Second Straight Spanish League Title

Barcelona on Saturday won its second straight Spanish league title after defeating Granada 3-0, with a hat trick by Luis Suarez. The result concluded a five-game winning streak that allowed the Catalan club to finish one point ahead of Real Madrid, which had 90 points from 38 games. Madrid defeated Deportivo 2-0 in La Coruna with two goals by Cristiano ... Read More »

FIFA appoints first female secretary-general

FIFA appoints first female secretary-general

Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as FIFA’s first female Secretary-General, BBC Sport reports. She succeeds former Secretary-General Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activity for 12 years. Samoura, 54, spent 21 years working for the United Nations and will start at football’s governing body in June. “It is essential FIFA  incorporates fresh perspectives as we continue ... Read More »

Everton Sack Roberto Martinez

Everton Sack Roberto Martinez

Everton have parted company with manager Roberto Martinez today, the club have announced. The Spaniard arrived at Goodison Park in 2013, but has been dismissed from his position following a poor end to the season which has left the club languishing in 12th place in the standings. His final match in charge saw Everton succumb to a 3-0 loss away to ... Read More »

FIFA Officials Arrive Mexico City For World Congress

FIFA Officials Arrive Mexico City For World Congress

FIFA officials are arriving in Mexico City for preliminary talks ahead of the world football body’s congress. The world governing body, aims to steer the sport out of the crisis in which dozens of FIFA officials have been indicted in a corruption scandal. The main focus of FIFA’s annual congress, which begins on Friday, will be bringing its 209 member ... Read More »

West Ham ends Upton Park stay with win over Man Utd

West Ham ends Upton Park stay with win over Man Utd

West Ham’s 112-year stay at Upton Park ended with victory as Winston Reid’s late header beat Manchester United to dent Louis van Gaal’s side’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League. Diafra Sakho swept in an early opener but the visitors struck back through two close-range Anthony Martial goals. Michail Antonio headed in an equaliser before Reid powered ... Read More »

Leicester City Wins English Premier League

Leicester City Wins English Premier League

Leicester City have won the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time. Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday confirmed a stunning achievement for Claudio Ranieri’s side. Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated last season. But they have lost just three league games in what has ... Read More »

Real Madrid Qualifies for UCL Semi-Final as Ronaldo scores Hat Trick

Real Madrid Qualifies for UCL Semi-Final as Ronaldo scores Hat Trick

A hat trick by Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Real Madrid would be playing in their sixth consecutive semi-final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The Spanish giants had suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg in Germany in the first leg but made the comeback that so many predicted in style. Two quick goals in the first half put Zidane’s ... Read More »

Champions League Quarter-final: Barcelona Beat Atletico Madrid 2-1

Champions League Quarter-final: Barcelona Beat Atletico Madrid 2-1

La Liga Giants, Barcelona FC, on Tuesday thrashed rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Fernando Torres initially set Atletico Madrid on the lead with an early goal following an assist from Koke in the 25th minute. As the game got tougher, Madrid’s messiah (Torres) was sent out of the pitch after a ... Read More »

El Clasico: Real Madrid Shocks Barcelona At Camp Nou

El Clasico: Real Madrid Shocks Barcelona At Camp Nou

Cristiano Ronaldo scored late for 10-man Real Madrid to snatch a 2-1 comeback win at Barcelona.  The evening started with a moving pre-match tribute to the late Johan Cruyff but not much of exciting football was seen in the first half. Barcelona’s Gerard Pique opened the scoring in the 56th minute, slipping away from Pepe to send a thumping header ... Read More »

Super Eagles out of AFCON 2017 After loosing to Egypt

Super Eagles out of AFCON 2017 After loosing to Egypt

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will miss the 2017 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after losing by a lone goal to the Pharaohs of Egypt on Monday in Alexandria. Although, it was 0-0 at half time, the Egyptians always looked more likely to win the match having rattled the Nigerian defence on many occasions in the first half. ... Read More »