Nigeria’s D’Tigress have emerged champions of the 2019 FIBA Afrobasket Championships in Dakar, Senegal. D’Tigress edged hosts Senegal 60-55 points in the final to retain the title they won in 2017 and their fourth overall.
Okoye Emilio Maduka the 19 year old Nigerian-born German goalkeeper, plies his trade with German second division side Fortuna Düsseldorf II. He was handed his first national team call up alongside Joe Aribo by Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr, ahead of the international friendly against Ukraine.
It is not the best of times for Frank Lampard and Chelsea as their losing streak continues after the 4-0 thumping by Manchester united at the weekend. They have now lost their opportunity to lift their first ever trophy in the new season after they bottled an early 1-nill advantage against Liverpool in the UEFA... Continue Reading →
Ten players have been put forward for the prestigious prize, which is now in its fourth year Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are among the 10 players nominated for FIFA's The Best Men's Player award. The shortlist, which takes into accounts achievements from July 16, 2018 to July 19, 2019, was compiled... Continue Reading →
Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha in September after a Swiss judge overruled a temporary suspension on the IAAF’s controversial testosterone-curbing rules, her representatives said. The ruling means the 28-year-old can no longer compete in events between the 400m and mile, as she did in June and July. The World... Continue Reading →
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots from 45th to 33rd in the latest FIFA world rankings. The rankings, released on Thursday, shows Nigeria maintained the 3rd position in Africa with an improvement from 1433 points in June to 1481. AFCON silver medallists, Senegal, maintained their number one spot in Africa but... Continue Reading →
The prosecutors have given their final verdict that the Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges against the allegation of hotel assault on American Model Kathryn Mayorga. Kathryn Mayorga accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape in a hotel in 2009. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player denied the allegations claiming that the said... Continue Reading →
Lille have made a €12million bid for Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen. According to France Football, the French Ligue 1 side are interested in signing the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, star in this summer’s transfer window. The newspaper is reporting that Lille are closing to reach an agreement with Sporting Charleroi over the... Continue Reading →
The Confederation of Afrcan Football, CAF, paid the African Cup of Nations champions, Algeria, the sum of $4.5 million, Senegal, the second-placed team got $2.5m, while third-placed Super Eagles earned $2m. Algeria lifted their second ever AFCON trophy after narrowly beating Senegal 1-0 in the final last Friday night. Following the end of the tournament,... Continue Reading →
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, appeared to ignore head coach of the national team, Gernot Rohr, during the presentation of bronze medals. The Super Eagles clinched third place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, thanks to a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Wednesday night. Odion Ighalo, who now has five... Continue Reading →