Saturday, July 20, 2019
By Eric Elezuo Cristiano Rionaldo scored a hat trick, the 51st in his soccer career, to prevent his team, Portugal, from suffering an impending defeat against Spain at the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup. His last free-kick that gave Portugal the...
Burundi coach Olivier Niyungeko says his side were unlucky to have lost 1-0 to Nigeria in their first group game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Substitute Odion Ighalo’s strike from close range condemned Burundi to a defeat in...
The excitement around Frank Lampard's potential return to Chelsea from current club Derby County has generated a media frenzy but it is worth noting that another vital figure from the club's recent past is also on his way back...
A new opponent for Anthony Joshua's June 1 heavyweight fight in New York will be announced next week, promoter Eddie Hearn says. Joshua, Britain's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion, had been scheduled to fight American Jarrell Miller but...
Eden Hazard has reportedly accepted an offer from Real Madrid that will see him double his wages. The 28-year-old is on the verge of a transfer from Chelsea to the Spanish capital believed to be around £88million. The breakthrough was finally...
Nigeria’s U-20 male team, Flying Eagles failed to reach the final of the ongoing Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a 4-3 defeat on penalty to Junior Eagles of Mali in their semifinal match, yesterday. After a goalless...
Luka Modric saw off competition from France’s World Cup stars as the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder won the Ballon d’Or on Monday to end a 10-year stranglehold on the award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Modric, 33, was...
Amaju Pinnick was on Thursday afternoon, reelected the president of Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick polled 34 votes to beat three other contestants to retain his seat. Alhaji Aminu Magari got eight votes; Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Chinedu Okoye...
Gordon Banks, England’s goalkeeper when they won the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 81, his former club Stoke City announced on Tuesday. Banks, who played in every game of the 1966 campaign on home soil, is probably best known...
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter dismissed the assertion from his Nigeria counterpart Gernot Rohr that Bafana Bafana is the favourites heading into Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final showdown. Baxter’s side shocked tournament hosts Egypt in the last 16 having...

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