23
Jun2017

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool sign Roma's former Chelsea winger for £34m

Liverpool have completed the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian, 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp. At current exchange rates, the fee is short of the club record £35m paid for Andy Carroll...

21
Jun2017

'Africa must do more for women's football

'Africa must do more for women's football

African nations are not doing enough to promote women's football, according to Meskerem Tadesse Goshime of the Ethiopian Football Federation. The deputy secretary general's comments come in the wake of an announcement last week that only 19 of the continent's 55 members will take part in the 2018 Under-20 World...

20
Jun2017

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

Man Utd have concerns about Cristiano Ronaldo bid

Manchester United have reservations about trying to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer, Sky Sports understands. The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move back to the Premier League club, following the news that he wants top leave Spain. But United have concerns, which centre...

19
Jun2017

Heavyweight boxer Tim Hague dies after fight

Heavyweight boxer Tim Hague dies after fight

A former UFC fighter has died after succumbing to injuries suffered in a brutal knock out he suffered in a boxing match on Friday. Tim Hague passed away on Sunday at the age of 34 after he was beaten by Adam Braidwood in Canada, with the referee in the fight...

18
Jun2017

Get me Man U move, Ronaldo instructs agent

Get me Man U move, Ronaldo instructs agent

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is prioritising a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Italy. It’s understood Ronaldo is considering a move away from the Bernabeu in the coming months as a result of growing negativity from Madrid supporters towards his performances. The...

16
Jun2017

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid because he does not want to play in Spain any more, Sky sources understand. The former Manchester United winger is angry about the way he has been treated by Spanish tax authorities and has told Real he wants a move away from the...

15
Jun2017

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August. According to the organisers of the visit, Peel Aston Global, the British-born Nigerian pugilist will pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osibajo in Abuja and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states....

12
Jun2017

Diego Costa's future in limbo as he waits for Chelsea's transfer decision

Diego Costa's future in limbo as he waits for Chelsea's transfer decision

Diego Costa is waiting on a decision from Chelsea as rumours continue to swirl over his future at Stamford Bridge. Costa scored a vital goal for Spain in their 2-1 World Cup European Qualifier win over Macedonia on Sunday in Skopje but it was his club future back under the...

11
Jun2017

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father to newborn twins

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father to newborn twins

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has become a father to twins with a surrogate mother, Portuguese media reported on Saturday. Reports said the babies – a girl and boy named Eva and Mateo – were born on Thursday to a woman living on the US West Coast. The captain of...

11
Jun2017

Barcelona shirts BANNED in Saudi Arabia with possible £120,000 fine and 15-year prison sentence

Barcelona shirts BANNED in Saudi Arabia with possible £120,000 fine and 15-year prison sentence

Wearing a Barcelona shirt in Saudi Arabia could land you with a fine of up to £120,000 and a 15-year prison sentence, due to the club's continued ties with Qatar Airways. Tensions in the Gulf region have seen countries such as Saudi Arabia boycott Qatari entities - and their measures...

10
Jun2017

South Africa beat Nigeria 2-0

South Africa beat Nigeria 2-0

South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria on Saturday, winning in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo 2-0. Nigeria and South Africa had clashed 12 times before, during which time Bafana Bafana’s only victory was in a friendly 13 years ago. Tekelo Rantie headed South...

09
Jun2017

Manchester United confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure

Manchester United confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure

Man Utd news includes confirmation on the future of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is out of contract this summer. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United after one season at the club. The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer and was not included on a list of retained players...

08
Jun2017

Ederson Moraes: Manchester City sign goalkeeper from Benfica for £35m

Ederson Moraes: Manchester City sign goalkeeper from Benfica for £35m

Manchester City have signed goalkeeper Ederson Moraes for £35m from Benfica. The 23-year-old broke into the Benfica team last March and won the Portuguese league and cup double this season. "I like everything about Manchester City," said Ederson, who will join the Premier League club when the transfer window opens...

07
Jun2017

Manchester United now world’s richest football club

Manchester United now world’s richest football club

Europa League champions Manchester United have overtaken record UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid as the world’s most valuable football club, going by statistics provided by business magazine Forbes. Manchester United were valued at $3.69 billion (about £2.86 billion, about N1.476 trillion) and returned to the top of the annual...

04
Jun2017

The world's highest-paid soccer players 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi lead the list - Christina Settimi

The world's highest-paid soccer players 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi lead the list - Christina Settimi

Ten years ago FORBES wrote, “While not in the same earnings league as Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, top-paid soccer players are getting within touching distance of the better-paid U.S. pro sports stars.” Then, Barcelona star Ronaldinho made $29.5 million in earnings to slightly edge out Real Madrid and global...

04
Jun2017

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all. Portugal forward Ronaldo hit Real's first and third...

25
May2017

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has dedicated their Europa League triumph over Ajax Amsterdam to the victims of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester on Monday, while Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also paid tribute to those affected. A minute's silence was held before the game, which turned into applause,...

22
May2017

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke

Arsenal not for sale, says US owner Kroenke

Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke said on Monday his shares in the Premier League club were not for sale after media reports that the club’s second-largest investor had made an offer to buy out Kroenke. “KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) UK Inc is a committed, long-term investor in Arsenal and...

21
May2017

Who is Joel Pereira?: The best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation at Man Utd

Who is Joel Pereira?: The best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation at Man Utd

The third-choice goalkeeper comes highly recommended by Jose Mourinho and will make his first start against Crystal Palace on Sunday. “We have two fantastic goalkeepers, and we have a third goalkeeper that I think will be the best Portuguese goalkeeper of the next generation,” said Jose Mourinho earlier this month...

15
May2017

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid open title

Rafael Nadal wins Madrid open title

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 on Sunday to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world’s top four. The Spaniard has now won three straight titles, after his Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters victories, while his record on clay this year is 15-0....

12
May2017

Premier League: Chelsea are kings of England

Premier League: Chelsea are kings of England

Chelsea Football club have emerged champions of the 2016/2017 English Premier League, after a 1-0 win over hosts West Brom which took them to 87 points. They succeeded Leicester City who won it the last season. Chelsea now have 10 points more than closest rivals Tottenham who can only get...

07
May2017

Tyson Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua "like a cat playing with a ball of wool" when he returns to boxing

Tyson Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua "like a cat playing with a ball of wool" when he returns to boxing

Fury, 28, has dealt with depression and lost his boxing licence since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. In a wide-ranging interview, Fury said he will shed eight stone in weight and remove the "fraud from the division". "Joshua is a big man with a puncher's chance and has no...

03
May2017

How Anthony Joshua stirred up emotions in Sagamu

How Anthony Joshua stirred up emotions in Sagamu

Wild celebrations erupted at the makeshift open-air viewing centre in Sagamu, Ogun State, after Anthony Joshua knocked Wladimir Klitschko out in the 11th round to win the world heavyweight title fight at Wembley on Saturday, according to ESPN. One over-enthusiastic fan knocked over the projector from which the game was...

02
May2017

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Nigeria’s Federal Government plans to invite Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, the boxing world heavyweight champion to the country soon. Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed dropped this hint in the congratulatory message issued on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday. Mohammed said the government will soon invite the...

30
Apr2017

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschco

Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschco

Nigerian-born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing history by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion. He staged the feat in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, reported Reuters....

28
Apr2017

Manchester United to honour dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United to honour dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United will on Sunday honour the seven Nigerians who lost their lives while watching the Red Devils’ Europa League against Anderlecht. The Nigerian fans had died when a transformer near the viewing centre where they were watching the match exploded twice. A high tension wire dropped on the structure...

23
Apr2017

Man Utd brighten top-four chances with Burnley win

Man Utd brighten top-four chances with Burnley win

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scored on their returns to the side as Manchester United improved their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday. The convincing victory — United made light of the season-ending injury to top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic — sets up...

23
Apr2017

Rafael Nadal wins unprecedented 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

Rafael Nadal wins unprecedented 10th Monte Carlo Masters title

As the first men's tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times, Rafael Nadal showed Sunday he's likely the best ever on clay after easily beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final at the Monte Carlo Masters. It was Nadal's 50th career title...

21
Apr2017

Man U, Britain mourn dead Nigerian fans

Man U, Britain mourn dead Nigerian fans

Manchester United FC of England (Man U) has sent condolences to the families of football fans who died while watching Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht. No fewer than 30 people died in Calabar after an electricity cable fell on the roof of the viewing centre where they...

20
Apr2017

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams confirms pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday, capping a day of intense speculation set off by a short-lived selfie posting on social media. Williams, who has not played since her Australian Open win in January, citing a...

10
Apr2017

Masters 2017 results: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in a play-off to win his first major title

Masters 2017 results: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in a play-off to win his first major title

Five years after claiming he was not good enough to win a major, Sergio Garcia proved himself wrong in thrilling fashion by beating Justin Rose in a play-off for the Masters. On what would have been the 60th birthday of two-time champion Seve Ballesteros, Garcia became the third Spanish winner...

06
Apr2017

Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

Ahmed Musa to sue over wife beating reports

Leicester and Nigerian forward,Ahmed Musa is considering legal action after his agent described reports that he was arrested for beating up his wife on her birthday as “inaccurate”. The Nigeria international, who joined the Premier League champions last summer from CSKA Moscow for £16m, was questioned by Leicestershire police in...

01
Apr2017

Chelsea suffer shock loss, Spurs win, Liverpool beat Everton

Chelsea suffer shock loss, Spurs win, Liverpool beat Everton

New life was pumped into the Premier League title race on Saturday after leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, enabling Tottenham Hotspur to cut the gap at the top to seven points after their 2-0 win at Burnley. Liverpool won a feisty Merseyside derby...

31
Mar2017

FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities

FIFA hands 1,300-page corruption report to Swiss authorities

FIFA has completed a 22-month internal inquiry into allegations of high-level corruption and criminal misconduct that buffeted world football and handed its report to Swiss authorities, football's ruling body said on Friday. "FIFA will now return its focus to the game, for fans and players throughout the world," said FIFA...

28
Mar2017

FIFA bans Messi for four Argentina matches

FIFA bans Messi for four Argentina matches

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday for swearing at an assistant referee, a ban that will see the striker miss out on decisive qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. Messi was found guilty of “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee”...

27
Mar2017

No professional football club in Nigeria — Onigbinde

No professional football club in Nigeria — Onigbinde

Former Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde says there is no Nigerian football club that can truly qualify to be described as a professional football club in the real sense of the word. Onigbinde who was a guest on a radio programme monitored in Abuja said going by...

26
Mar2017

Soyinka to referee in boxing match between Tinubu, Heavyweight Champ Holyfield

Soyinka to referee in boxing match between Tinubu, Heavyweight Champ Holyfield

Legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield will in May, feature in the most anticipated exhibition boxing match that will pitch him against former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT). According to a statement by Foluke Michael, the Project Manager of the fight, tagged “Rhumbles in Lagos’’, the...

25
Mar2017

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly cancelled

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday said Super Eagles’ second international friendly, against Burkina Faso in London on Monday, has been called off over UK entry visa hitches. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Media and Communications, said in a statement that the development was after seven players in the...

24
Mar2017

Super Falcons climb up in FIFA ranking

Super Falcons climb up in FIFA ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria has moved up by one spot in the latest FIFA women’s ranking released on Friday. Florence Omagbemi’s ladies moved up to 34th position in the world and number one in the African continent. Despite not featuring in friendly matches and recent women invitational tournaments, the...

22
Mar2017

Rohr must fix Super Eagles' problems, says Adepoju

Rohr must fix Super Eagles' problems, says Adepoju

The former midfielder wants the German to use the London friendlies to solve his team's problems ahead of their competitive fixtures later this year. Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju says Nigeria technical adviser, Gernot Rohr must use the friendly matches in London to fix his side’s weaknesses ahead of the African and...