Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sports

Afcon: Cameroon and Ghana kick off campaign

Reigning champions Cameroon and four-time winners Ghana kick off their respective Group F campaigns in Ismailia on Tuesday. The Indomitable Lions - managed by former Real Madrid and AC...

FIFA pressures Iran to allow women watch World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has ramped up the pressure on Iran to ensure local female football fans are allowed to attend men’s World Cup qualifiers in the Islamic Republic later this year.

Super Falcons ends 20yr wait, qualifies for playoffs

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have finally ended their 20-year wait for a spot in the playoffs after advancing to the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup in France on Thursday.

2019 AFCON: Femi Kuti, others to perform at opening

The Organising Committee of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has announced that Nigeria’s legendary Afro-beat singer Femi Anikulapo-Kuti will perform at the opening ceremony of the competition.

Fifa Secretary General Samoura in line for Africa role

A drastic and dramatic overhaul of African football is expected to be announced on Thursday, the eve of the kickoff of the African Cup of Nations, in the wake of corruption scandals...

Women’s World Cup: France win after late penalty drama

France finished top of Group A after a twice-taken penalty by Wendie Renard gave them victory over Nigeria in an incident-packed Women's World Cup game. The initial penalty -...

Enyimba FC wins 2018/2019 NPFL

Enyimba International FC have claimed the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League title after an impressive 3-0 defeat of Akwa United. The win means that Enyimba ended the NPFL Super...

“Abiola was a pillar of sports, …renovate and refurbish the arena -Sani to PMB

Outspoken Senator from Kaduna, Shehu Sani, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to go a step further to renovate the National Stadium Abuja after it was renamed after Chief Moshood Abiola, the presumed...

NCAA: Oduduru qualifies for 100m, 200m finals in U.S

Reigning NCAA Division 1 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

CAF President Ahmad detained in France

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football President Ahmad is being questioned by authorities in France. A statement from football's world governing body says it is "in...