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Champions League: Spurs surprise Real Madrid, Man City win, Liverpool run riot with goals

Champions League: Spurs surprise Real Madrid, Man City win, Liverpool run riot with goals Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane’s own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu, but Ronaldo converted a spot-kick shortly...... more

Go Round FC zooms into top tier of Nigerian football

Go Round FC zooms into top tier of Nigerian football A 4-0 bashing of already relegated First Bank FC of Lagos on Sunday ensured Go Round FC will play Nigeria Professional Football League Football (NPFL) football next season. Shadrack Oghale got a brace and there was one goal each from Ekunta Etenfa and Nelson Esor to wrap up victory for Go...... more

Akwa United subdue Niger Tornadoes to emerge Aiteo Cup champions

Akwa United subdue Niger Tornadoes to emerge Aiteo Cup champions   Akwa United beat Niger Tornadoes on penalties to win the 2017 Aiteo Cup (Federation Cup) after a 0-0 draw in Sunday’s final in Lagos. Striker Gabriel Okechukwu scored the decisive spot-kick in sudden death to win the shoot-out 3-2 after both teams failed to score in a drab match. Substitute...... more

Morocco replaces Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts

Morocco replaces Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organisers announced on Sunday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. They replace Kenya, who had their rights to host withdrawn by CAF due to a lack of...... more

Man City humble Stoke as Chelsea, Arsenal fall

  Man City humble Stoke as Chelsea, Arsenal fall On a dismal day for Chelsea and Arsenal, manager Pep Guardiola could not hide his joy as his team Manchester City walloped Stoke 7-2 to open up a two-point lead at the top of the English Premier League (EPL). Guardiola described City’s performance against Stoke as the finest since he became...... more

FIFA gets 3.5 million ticket requests for 2018 World Cup

FIFA gets 3.5 million ticket requests for 2018 World Cup FIFA said 3.5m requests have been made for tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it dropped the curtains on the first sales period. The football governing body said ticket requests had been high since September 14, with most of the applications coming from Russia. International...... more

Angry football commentator walks out live on air to protest poor refereeing

Angry football commentator walks out live on air to protest poor refereeing A Russian TV football commentator became so enraged over the refereeing of a first division football match that he walked out halfway through the second half, leaving viewers to watch the remainder listening to dead air. During the televised match between Russian first division teams Torpedo Vladimir and Tekstilshchik Ivanovo, finely...... more

Obiano, Okowa hail Super Eagles for picking 2018 World Cup ticket

Obiano, Okowa hail Super Eagles for picking 2018 World Cup ticket The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, have hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for emerging as the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Describing the qualification as “historic”, Governor Obiano observed that the Super...... more

Super Eagles Coach shifts focus to World Cup after Zambia triumph

Super Eagles Coach shifts focus to World Cup after Zambia triumph Gernot Rohr is not carried away by Nigeria’s victory over Zambia and has turned his attention to the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Chipolopolo thanks to Alex Iwobi’s second-half strike meant the Super Eagles will represent Africa at the global football showpiece. While admitting that the encounter...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles qualify for 2018 World Cup

BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles qualify for 2018 World Cup Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, on Saturday evening became the first African team to book a ticket for the Russia 2018 FIFA World. The Nigerians, who still have a match to play, snatched the sole Group B ticket after a hard-won lone goal victory over arch rivals the...... more

World Cup Ticket: Eagles face epic Zambia test in Uyo

World Cup Ticket: Eagles face epic Zambia test in Uyo  Nigeria will look to take a decisive step toward qualifying for the 2018 World Cup when they host Zambia in Uyo on Saturday evening. The Group B match will be held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, kick-off at 6pm CAT. The equation is very simple for Nigeria: they come into...... more

Host communities threaten to disrupt Super Eagles World Cup qualifier

Host communities threaten to disrupt Super Eagles World Cup qualifier Barely two days to the much-awaited match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chipolopolo of Zambia, youths of the two communities of Obio Etoi and Obio Ofot hosting the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, have threatened to disrupt the match unless the Akwa Ibom State government fulfilled its part of...... more

EPL: Man City shock Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

EPL: Man City shock Chelsea at Stamford Bridge Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne netted an excellent goal as the club snatched three points from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to move back to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) table. City rattled the Blues winning 1-0 in an almost a one sided match when De Bruyne netted in...... more

Ruthless Black Stars embarrass Eagles to lift WAFU Cup

Ruthless Black Stars embarrass Eagles to lift WAFU Cup Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations final on Sunday, avenging an earlier group stage defeat to the Super Eagles and winning $100,000 in prize-money. Patrick Razak proved to be an inspired substitution for the Black Stars, with the diminutive winger winning two penalties and providing an...... more

Manchester clubs remain on top of English Premiership

Manchester clubs remain on top of English Premiership Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained their grip on the Premier League title race with on Saturday victories. Sterling scored a brace as City crushed bottom club Crystal Palace 5-0 to go top on goal difference above United, who...... more

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar on FIFA player of the year shortlist

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar on FIFA player of the year shortlist Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been nominated as finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, the sport’s governing body said on Friday. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and finished as the tournament’s top scorer with 12 goals earlier this year. Messi and...... more

Goal-crazy Manchester City take over EPL top spot

Goal-crazy Manchester City take over EPL top spot Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City moved top of the table and handed Watford their heaviest ever top-flight defeat. Previously unbeaten Watford could have also topped the Premier League with a win against Pep Guardiola’s side, but they were undone by City's prolific attack who have now scored 15...... more

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions

Plateau United crowned Nigerian league champions Plateau United have won the 2017 Nigerian Professional League championship, beating defending champions Rangers International 2-0 on the last day, to clinch the coveted trophy and cash of N50 million. The 2017 championship in the last few weeks was  a cheek and jowl affair between United and Lagos based MFM FC,...... more

Five-star Man City crush Liverpool in one-sided EPL clash

Five-star Man City crush Liverpool in one-sided EPL clash Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was dismissed for a challenge that saw goalkeeper Ederson stretchered off as Manchester City destroyed their Premier League title rivals 5-0 on Saturday. Brazilian Ederson was carried off in a neck brace after being caught in the face by Mane’s foot as he raced out to head the...... more

BREAKING: Eagles brighten World Cup hopes •Battle to draw in Yaounde

BREAKING: Eagles brighten World Cup hopes •Battle to draw in Yaounde Nigeria remained on course for a ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup in Russia when the hard-fighting Super Eagles on Monday night battled to a pulsating 1-1 against Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde. The visitors opened scoring in the 30th minute when Victor Moses drove a low cross into...... more

Businessman offers $20,000 for every goal scored by Super Eagles against Cameroon today in Yaounde

Businessman offers $20,000 for every goal scored by Super Eagles against Cameroon today in Yaounde Businessman Aka Udofia has offered Super Eagles $20,000 for each goal scored in Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup second leg qualifying cracker against Cameroon. A statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the young businessman from Akwa Ibom, made the promise as he briefly greeted players and officials inside the chartered...... more

Eagles earn N75m for Cameroon victory

Eagles earn N75m for Cameroon victory Money may not have been as much a motivation as a desire to play at the FIFA World Cup, but Nigeria’s Super Eagles will have no shortage of cash after their comprehensive win over Cameroon. At the last count, the Gernot Rohr-coached team will earn a total of about N75-million (about...... more

Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving

Wayne Rooney charged with drink-driving Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, Cheshire Police have said. Rooney was arrested shortly after 02:00 BST after officers stopped a black VW Beetle on Altrincham Road, Wilmslow. Cheshire Police said Rooney, 31, had been charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. The ex-England captain has been...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles kill Lions in Uyo •Take step towards 2018 World Cup with 4-0 whitewash

BREAKING NEWS: Eagles kill Lions in Uyo •Take step towards 2018 World Cup with 4-0 whitewash Nigeria on Friday evening took a step towards the Russia 2018 World Cup after the Suoer Eagles unexpectedly whitewashed reigning Africa champions Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in a Group B match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Two goals in each half sealed victory for...... more

Super Eagles battle Lions in Uyo in search of 2018 World Cup ticket

Super Eagles battle Lions in Uyo in search of 2018 World Cup ticket Nigeria take on Cameroon from 5pm local time today, Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium as the race for a place in Russia 2018 gets tense. This encounter, the first of a doubleheader will see the Super Eagles negotiate for victory in Uyo as they hope to...... more

Liverpool hammer woeful Arsenal 4-0

Liverpool hammer woeful Arsenal 4-0 Arsenal’s early-season problems mounted at Anfield on Sunday after they were condemned to a miserable 4-0 defeat by Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Liverpool. Not even the return of Alexis Sanchez could inspire Arsene Wenger’s side as they fell to goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge. Salah’s third...... more

BREAKING: Mayweather knocks out McGregor in epic fight

BREAKING: Mayweather knocks out McGregor in epic fight LAS VEGAS – For weeks, odds on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor kept dropping as bettors relentlessly put their money on the Irishman who holds the UFC lightweight championship belt. Though record amounts were bet – the William Hill sports books reported early Saturday that total handle on the bout had already...... more

EPL: United still unbeatable, City also taste victory

EPL: United still unbeatable, City also taste victory Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored as Manchester United continued their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by beating Leicester City 2-0 on Saturday. Leicester threatened to frustrate United when Kasper Schmeichel saved a penalty by Romelu Lukaku early in the second half, but the hosts’ pressure told...... more

Rooney retires from international football

Rooney retires from international football England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. “Every time I was selected was...... more

Mikel, Ighalo lead Super Eagles squad for Cameroon •Gernot Rohr’s full 23-man list

Mikel, Ighalo lead Super Eagles squad for Cameroon •Gernot Rohr’s full 23-man list Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named team captain Mikel Obi, forward Odion Ighalo and Israel-based marksman Anthony Nwakaeme as squad members ahead of the battle against Cameroon on 1 September. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rohr, on Tuesday, released his list of players for the 2018...... more

 

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