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BREAKING: Super Eagles End Cameroon’s Dream • Qualifies For Q/Finals

BREAKING: Super Eagles End Cameroon’s Dream •	Qualifies For Q/Finals By George Etakibuebu Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday evening in Egypt at the on going African Cup of Nations (AFCON) ended the dream of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to successfully defend the title. With a brace from Odion Ighalo and one from Alex Iwobi, the Eagles powered past the Lions...... more

AFCON: How Eagles can beat or lose to Cameroun - Onochie Anibeze

AFCON: How Eagles can beat or lose to Cameroun  -  Onochie Anibeze Gernot Rohr said his reason for not fielding five players in the match against Madagascar last Sunday was to rest them since Nigeria had already qualified.  Technocrats would fault that. There are times teams play two matches in a week in Europe. There are times they even play three matches in...... more

CAF Champions League: Lobi stars defeat visiting Sundowns

CAF Champions League: Lobi stars defeat visiting Sundowns  Visiting Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa were on Friday beaten by Nigeria's  Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi in their Group A Match Day 1 fixture in the 2018/2019 CAF Champions League. The match ended 2-1. In the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, the visiting side drew...... more

Mohamed Salah becomes 2-time African Player of the Year in a row

Mohamed Salah becomes 2-time African Player of the Year in a row Liverpool player maker Mohamed Salah of Egypt has emerged the African Player of the Year 2018, for the second time in a row. This was announced in Dakar, Senegal Tuesday night. Salah beat two other competitors shortlisted with him, Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang of Arsenal....... more

NFF debunks prosecution order on Pinnick

NFF debunks prosecution order on Pinnick The Nigeria Football Federation has denied the report of a travel ban placed on its president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, even as it stated that Pinnick will not be prosecuted as allegedly ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. There were reports that Buhari was livid after learning of financial misconduct and had demanded...... more

Pacquiao targets Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia winner

Pacquiao targets Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia winner Manny Pacquiao is interested in facing the winner of the March 16th fight between IBF welterweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) likes the idea of facing Mikey (39-0, 30 KOs) or Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), as he sees either of those opponents as...... more

NPFL: LMC insists on Jan 13 kick off date

NPFL: LMC insists on Jan 13 kick off date The League Management Company (LMC) has insisted that the proposed January 13 kick-off date of 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League will stand, even as the NNL Super 8 will now hold in Aba on January 5 and end January 8. Daily Trust reported that, the new season has been postponed twice...... more

Klopp rates Man City world's best

Klopp rates Man City world's best Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are "still the best team in the world", despite his side being top of the Premier League and seven points ahead of the champions. City have lost two of their past three league games and are third, a point behind second-placed Tottenham. But Klopp...... more

I underestimated Mayweather – Nasukawa

I underestimated Mayweather – Nasukawa Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa says he “underestimated” Floyd Mayweather but that he had “concerns” before his defeat in an exhibition boxing match on Monday. American former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, needed only 140 seconds to beat Nasukawa in Tokyo. Nasukawa, 20, was knocked down three times and ended the fight...... more

Murray, Nadal look for Brisbane bounce-back

Murray, Nadal look for Brisbane bounce-back Andy Murray aims to kick-start his stalled career in Brisbane this week after an injury-plagued 2018, with Spanish great Rafael Nadal also playing as he tests his troubled knee ahead of the Australian Open. The season-opening tournament boasts a stellar field with Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov also in contention as...... more

N1.6b World Cup Money: Dalung wants fund retired

N1.6b World Cup Money: Dalung wants fund retired The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has again reiterated his stance over the yet to be retired N1.6 billion allegedly released to Amaju Pinnick to cover its expenditure up to the quarterfinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Quoting an online Sports medium Sports247.com, Thisday reported that the...... more

Weah joins Celtic for a six-month loan

Weah joins Celtic for a six-month loan Timothy Weah, son of Liberian President, George Weah will leave French champions Paris St Germain (PSG) for Celtic, on loan for six months in January,  the U.S. striker said on Tuesday. British media reported that the 18-year-old is set to join Scottish champions. Weah has played only three times for PSG...... more

Real Madrid win 4th Club World cup title

Real Madrid win 4th Club World cup title Real Madrid on Saturday emerged winner of the FIFA Club World Cup title in a three successive year and fourth title over-all. The Spanish side, defeated host team Al Ain at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium to the clinch the trophy. Luka Modric opened the scoring on 14 minutes for...... more

Salah inspires Liverpool win

Salah inspires Liverpool win Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised his side's "perfect football" as Mohamed Salah inspired a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. The Reds have 48 points from 18 matches - a tally Klopp described as "outstanding" - and the...... more

Bayelsa gifts National Sports Festival contingent N150m cash

Bayelsa gifts National Sports Festival contingent N150m cash The Bayelsa State government has announced cash awards of N150 million to its contingent to the recently concluded National Sports Festival (NSF) which held between December 6 and 16, 2018, in Abuja. Seriake Dickson, the state governor, made the pronouncement on Thursday when he received the athletes and officials at the...... more

Anthony Joshua awarded with OBE

Anthony Joshua awarded with OBE British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua has been awarded with OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace Thursday. The 29-year-old currently holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after winning his March unification clash with Joseph Parker and was honoured for his services to sport back in June. Yesterday’s ceremony marks the...... more

Madrid fired to Club World Cup final

Madrid fired to Club World Cup final A hat trick from Gareth Baled fired Real Madrid to the final of the Club World Cup. To this end, Madrid will meet Al Ain on 22 December. The Spanish side thrashed Asian qualifiers Kashima Antlers 3-1 at the Zayed Sport City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to...... more

Marcelo labels Mourinho’s sack a ‘shame’

Marcelo labels Mourinho’s sack a ‘shame’ Real Madrid defender Marcelo believes it is a “shame” Jose Mourinho has been sacked as coach of Manchester United and has paid tribute to his work at the Spanish club. Mourinho was dismissed by United on Tuesday after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League...... more

Man Utd: Mourinho’s sack pushes shares up

Man Utd: Mourinho’s sack pushes shares up In what looked like a welcome move, Frankfurt-listed shares in Manchester United climbed in early deals after manager Jose Mourinho left the English Premier League football club on Tuesday. The stock rose 1.4 percent by 1030 GMT after extending gains following the news. Manchester United’s primary listing in the U.S. had...... more

Excitement As Team Delta Wins National Sports Festival ... Buhari Congratulates Okowa

Excitement As Team Delta Wins National Sports Festival  ... Buhari Congratulates Okowa DELTA State has lifted the trophy for the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival bagging 163 gold medals to beat Rivers State which got 69 gold medals to clinch the 2nd position while Edo State took the 3rd position with 47 gold medals.  At a colourful closing ceremony held yesterday...... more

Delta Bags Award For Promoting Continental Sports ...As Okowa Challenges State Govts On Sports Devt

Delta Bags Award For Promoting Continental Sports ...As Okowa Challenges State Govts On Sports Devt DELTA State government has bagged special award for promoting Track and  Field Athletics in the African continent. Nigerian Minister of Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung who presented the award on Sunday shortly before the finals of the 19th National Sports Festival, tagged Abuja 2018 to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, observed...... more

Parker stops Flores in round 3 knock-out

Parker stops Flores in round 3 knock-out Former WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker made true his word by quickly defeating 2nd tier opponent Alexander Flores last Saturday night. Parker (25-2, 19 KOs) stopped Flores (17-2, 15 KOs) by a 3rd round knockout to end his 2-fight losing streak at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. The time...... more

Why Iheanacho is not scoring: Leicester coach

Why Iheanacho is not scoring: Leicester coach Leicester’s coach Claude Puel has attributed lack of good passes from the midfield as reason behind striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s lack of scoring form in recent times.  The coach said that despite the Super Eagles striker positioning himself very well for passes, he is not getting enough from the midfield, this he...... more

Southampton crush Arsenal’s unbeaten run

Southampton crush Arsenal’s unbeaten run Arsenal’s unbeaten run have ended following a topsy-turvy 3-2 victory by Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium, on Sunday. Coach Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first victory for Southampton saw to the end of the London’s side unbeaten streak after 22 games, since he took charge last month. The thrilling match was heading to a...... more

Klitschko eyes rematch with Joshua

Klitschko eyes rematch with Joshua Wladimir Klitschko is contemplating a sensational return to boxing and has been in talks with Anthony Joshua over a potential rematch. The former heavyweight world champion hung up his gloves after being stopped by Joshua in an epic clash at Wembley last year, but now seems tempted by the possibility of...... more

Iwobi, Ndidi make top 10 Caf Award list

Iwobi, Ndidi make top 10 Caf Award list The duo of Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi and Wilfred Ndidi are hoping to inscribe the country in the 2018 African Footballer of the Year Award table, after being shortlisted in the top 10 list. This is as result of the dropping of Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa from the initial...... more

Man United reach last 16

Man United reach last 16 Manchester United squandered the chance to win their Champions League group on Wednesday after a lacklustre display got what it deserved in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Already through to the last 16, Jose Mourinho made eight changes at the Mestalla, including a return for Paul Pogba, but United were largely...... more

National Sports Festival: 19-year- old knocks out Oshoniake

National Sports Festival: 19-year- old knocks out Oshoniake A 19-year-old rising star, Nimota Aregbesola, on Monday knocked out veteran Table Tennis queen, Funke Oshonaike, from the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja. Aregbesola handed over the defeat to Oshonaike after beating her at the Indoor Sports Hall package B of the National Stadium, Abuja . Aregbesola representing Lagos State...... more

19th NSF: Okowa’s Pledge Of N1m Spurs Gold Rush In Delta Camp

19th NSF:  Okowa’s Pledge Of N1m Spurs Gold Rush In Delta Camp A cross-section of Delta athletes at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival, NSF, in Abuja on Saturday said the N1 million promised for each gold medal by state governor Ifeanyi Okowa is the motivation behind their success so far. Team Delta had on Saturday afternoon won four gold medals from the...... more

EPL: Torreira move Arsenal to third place

EPL: Torreira move Arsenal to third place Lucas Torreira rode to Arsenal’s rescue as the Uruguayan’s impressive start to life as a Gunner continued with an overhead kick winner seven minutes from time to beat an obdurate Huddersfield 1-0 at the Emirates. Torreira hooked home a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cross from close-range, yet the image that will endure of...... more

 

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