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Boston Celtics Suspend Ime Udoka For 2022-23 Season

Boston Celtics Suspend Ime Udoka For 2022-23 Season

The Boston Celtics have suspended Ime Udoka for a full year, banning the coach who led them to the NBA Finals last spring for the entire 2022-23 season over what two people with knowledge of the matter said was an [...]

September 24, 2022 Sports
In African women’s football, homophobia still poses a barrier

In African women’s football, homophobia still poses a barrier

Nigeria’s hegemonic decades-long dominance over Africa’s women’s football scene has long masked a dark secret: Openly homosexual players are not allowed. The Super Falcons are Africa’s most prosperous national team, but this discriminatory attitude has cast a shadow over their [...]

July 30, 2022 Africa, Sports
Messi's Return To Barcelona Not Ruled Out By Xavi

Messi’s Return To Barcelona Not Ruled Out By Xavi

The Blaugrana boss, who is a former team-mate of the mercurial Argentine, is open to the idea of future discussions with an all-time great A return to Barcelona for Lionel Messi remains a possibility in the eyes of Xavi, but [...]

July 27, 2022 Sports
Chelsea Sign Raheem Sterling From Manchester City For £50 Million

Chelsea Sign Raheem Sterling From Manchester City For £50 Million

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of England forward Raheem Sterling from Manchester City in a £50m deal. Sterling, 27, has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. City signed Sterling from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015. He went [...]

July 15, 2022 Sports
Scholes Wants Manchester United To Sign Wilfred Ndidi

Scholes Wants Manchester United To Sign Wilfred Ndidi

Manchester United hero, Paul Scholes has advised his former club, Manchester United to sign Wilfred Ndidi. The Red Devils are looking to rebuild their squad under new manager Erik ten Hag after a turbulent campaign. The likes of Nemanja Matic, [...]

June 7, 2022 Sports
42 teams battle for Delta FA Cup title

42 teams battle for Delta FA Cup title

The Chairman of Delta Football Association (DFA), Kenneth Nwamucha, is excited about the turnout of teams for the 2022 Delta FA Cup competition, which kicked off on Thursday across four venues in Delta State. DFA had recently unveiled Asaba Airport [...]

May 28, 2022 Sports
FIFA Celebrates Oshoala’s Pichichi Award

FIFA Celebrates Oshoala’s Pichichi Award

World football governing body, FIFA, has celebrated Asisat Oshoala for finishing as top scorer in the Primera Iberdrola (Spanish women’s first division). Oshoala concluded the season with 20 goals and three assists in 19 games despite a three month injury-induced [...]

May 18, 2022 Sports
Finally, NFF announces Peseiro as Super Eagles’ head coach

Finally, NFF announces Peseiro as Super Eagles’ head coach

Six months after his initial appointment of Super Eagles’ manager in place of the sacked Gernot Rohr, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), yesterday, announced Jose Peseiro as the senior national team head coach. Peseiro was first announced as Super Eagles [...]

May 17, 2022 Sports
Ronaldo Gives Ten Hag Condition To Stay At Man Utd

Ronaldo Gives Ten Hag Condition To Stay At Man Utd

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has said he will only stay at the club if incoming manager, Erik ten Hag wants him. Major changes are expected at Old Trafford this summer following a miserable season. Ten Hag is expected to [...]

May 9, 2022 Sports
FIFA hands one-match stadium bans to Senegal and Nigeria

FIFA hands one-match stadium bans to Senegal and Nigeria

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has ordered African champions Senegal and Nigeria to play one match behind closed doors after crowd disorder during last month’s 2022 World Cup playoffs. Fans shone laser pointers at Egypt star Mohamed Salah [...]

May 3, 2022 Sports
Rohr Drags Nigeria To FIFA, Demands $1million

Rohr Drags Nigeria To FIFA, Demands $1million

A former head coach of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has dragged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before FIFA and is awaiting a ruling on a $1m compensation claim for unfair dismissal, BBC Africa reports. Rohr was fired in December, weeks for [...]

April 22, 2022 Sports
Football World Cup eliminations dash small business hopes

Football World Cup eliminations dash small business hopes

Colombian food vendor William Abella had been counting on the Qatar World Cup 2022 as an opportunity to offset his losses from long COVID-19 lockdowns. When the national team plays, his small corner shop and snack bar in central Bogota [...]

April 15, 2022 Sports
U.S. drops charges against Blessing Okagbare

U.S. drops charges against Blessing Okagbare

There were strong indications yesterday that the United States may have dropped ‘all charges’ against Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, who is serving a 10-year ban over drugs offences. Okagbare was provisionally suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone in [...]

April 14, 2022 Sports
Super Eagles, a failure foretold in Cameroon

Super Eagles, a failure foretold in Cameroon

Tuesday, March 29, was a sad day for many Nigerian football lovers. It was a day Ghana, like Tunisia in 1977, came to Nigeria to shatter the Super Eagles’ dream of qualifying for Qatar 2022 World Cup. Like the setting [...]

April 9, 2022 Sports
Resign, Sports Editors tell NFF board members

Resign, Sports Editors tell NFF board members

The Guild of Sports Editors, the umbrella body of managers of sports in the country’s major media organisations, has advised members of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to resign from their positions honourably and give the [...]

April 5, 2022 Sports
Amaju Pinnick Attends 2022 World Cup Draws In Qatar

Amaju Pinnick Attends 2022 World Cup Draws In Qatar

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has taken a trip to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup final draw taking place on Friday (today) in Doha, Qatar. Pinnick is a member of the FIFA Executive Council and [...]

April 2, 2022 Sports
Algerian FA files complaint over World Cup qualifier defeat

Algerian FA files complaint over World Cup qualifier defeat

Algeria’s football federation has lodged a complaint with FIFA, football’s world governing body, after it was beaten by Cameroon in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualification playoff, and called for the match to be replayed. The move on Thursday came [...]

April 1, 2022 Sports
Nigerian fans riot after World Cup qualification defeat to Ghana

Nigerian fans riot after World Cup qualification defeat to Ghana

Ghana held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the Nigerian capital on Tuesday, winning the tie on away goals to become the first African country to book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But angry reactions from [...]

March 31, 2022 Sports
Egypt, Algeria seal narrow wins in Qatar World Cup qualifiers

Egypt, Algeria seal narrow wins in Qatar World Cup qualifiers

Mohamed Salah was the architect of the lone goal as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in Cairo in a World Cup playoff first leg. Salah turned inside the box and slammed the ball against the crossbar, with the rebound hitting Senegal [...]

March 26, 2022 Sports
Pogba: Burglars Stole My World Cup Medal

Pogba: Burglars Stole My World Cup Medal

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says burglars stole his World Cup winner’s medal when they broke into his home. The France international, 29, spoke of his “family’s worst nightmare” last week when his home was burgled during his side’s Champions [...]

March 24, 2022 Incidents, Sports
FIFA Makes Changes To Ghana Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifiers

FIFA Makes Changes To Ghana Vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifiers

The Black Stars are set to face the Super Eagles on new dates in their bid to secure a place at the showpiece event. World football governing body Fifa has changed the dates for next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifying [...]

February 23, 2022 Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Signs For Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Signs For Manchester United

Football fans are well aware of Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s 11-year-old son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. The Portuguese striker has often posted images and videos of himself training with his son on social media platforms. Many expect Junior to follow [...]

February 12, 2022 Sports
Wass injury blow for Atletico on debut

Wass injury blow for Atletico on debut

Atletico Madrid’s new Danish signing Daniel Wass could be out for a month after spraining knee ligaments in his first Liga game for the club against Barcelona at the weekend, Atletico said Monday. The 32-year-old utility player, who can play [...]

February 8, 2022 Sports
Super Eagles supporters club laments Ghana’s early exit

Super Eagles supporters club laments Ghana’s early exit

Members of the Super Eagles Supporters Club, on Tuesday, lamented the early exit of Ghana’s Black Stars from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun. The Ghanaians, who are four times African champions, crashed out in the group stage, [...]

January 20, 2022 Sports
APC Approves Schedule Of Activities For 2022 National Convention

APC Approves Schedule Of Activities For 2022 National Convention

The All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee has adopted the timetable of activities of its national convention slated for February 26, 2022.  The ruling party disclosed this during a meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. A statement by the APC [...]

January 20, 2022 Sports
Iheanacho strikes as Nigeria beats lethargic Egypt in AFCON

Iheanacho strikes as Nigeria beats lethargic Egypt in AFCON

Kelechi Iheanacho scored as Nigeria put a troubled build-up to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon behind them on Tuesday to beat disappointing Egypt 1-0 in Garoua. The Leicester City forward struck after 30 minutes to take the Super Eagles to [...]

January 12, 2022 Sports
Nigeria battles Egypt in Group D opener

Nigeria battles Egypt in Group D opener

Who rules Group D in the ongoing Cameroun 2021 Africa Cup of Nations? That question will be partially answered today when Nigeria’s Super Eagles engage Pharaohs of Egypt in what has been termed the toughest match of the group. It [...]

January 11, 2022 Sports
Football-loving Cameroon counts down to first AFCON in 50 years

Football-loving Cameroon counts down to first AFCON in 50 years

Ndongo Minsoko was 10 years old in 1972 when he was among 1,000 students who were selected to join thousands of other spectators for the opening ceremony of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. [...]

January 6, 2022 Sports
Security fears loom over Africa’s football fiesta

Security fears loom over Africa’s football fiesta

After overcoming fears of postponement because of the Covid pandemic, the Africa Cup of Nations now faces its next big worry: security. Host nation Cameroon will ceremonially launch the month-long tournament on Sunday when they face Burkina Faso. But the [...]

January 6, 2022 Sports
Buhari Charges Super Eagles On Fourth AFCON Title

Buhari Charges Super Eagles On Fourth AFCON Title

The President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has charged the Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud at the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations by lifting the coveted trophy in Cameroon. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, conveyed the [...]

January 6, 2022 Sports