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Rivals Nigeria and Cameroon found themselves at the opposite ends following the draw for the final tournament of the Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Tanzania 2019. This was on CAF website on Thursday. The draw held on Thursday night in the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, pitted the two-time champions Nigeria in Group […]

Tottenham Hotspur gained sweet revenge over north London rivals Arsenal as goals in each half by Son Heung-min and Dele Alli earned them a 2-0 win on Wednesday. It also earned them a League Cup semi-final place. Seventeen days after losing 4-2 in a pulsating English Premier League clash, in-form Tottenham returned to the Emirates. […]

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi on Tuesday said he never expected to have such a successful career after receiving his fifth Golden Shoe in Barcelona. The award was for his being the top goalscorer in Europe last season. The forward scored 34 times in La Liga last season to claim his fifth Golden Shoe award, […]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the English Premier League side announced on Tuesday. United have made their worst start to a league season in 28 years and were beaten 3-1 by arch-rivals Liverpoool on Sunday in what was Mourinho’s final match […]

World number one Novak Djokovic produced a rock-solid performance to dismantle the challenge of German firebrand Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. The Serb, 10 years older than his opponent, was made to work hard in an absorbing first set but Zverev’s challenge crumbled at the O2 Arena as Djokovic won 6-4 6-1. […]

Team captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday evening. The Super Eagles by the training stepped into gear for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg. According to a statement by Ademola Olajire, the Director […]

Italian referees are to boycott amateur football matches in the region of Lazio after one of them was attacked following a match on Sunday. Riccardo Bernardini, 24, had to be treated in hospital after being attacked by at least two supporters following a match between Virtus Olympia and Atletico Terranova, Italian media said on Monday. […]

Edinson Cavani scored a hat-trick as Paris St Germain (PSG) won 4-0 at hapless Monaco, with the Uruguayan twice needing a little assistance from the video assistant referee to do it. Nonetheless, it was a win which helped his side to cruise to their 13th straight Ligue 1 win on Sunday. The crushing win, which […]

Floyd Mayweather said on Wednesday that he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year’s Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo. Mayweather said on his Instagram account that he only agreed to a three-round exhibition […]

When football’s governing body in Europe began to get tough on the sport’s finances from 2009 onwards, English club Manchester City came up with a two-pronged counter-attack. According to a trove of documents relating to football, one Manchester City plan was to get more money from sponsors, another was to offload some costs relating to […]



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