African Game – Handball: Nigeria defeat Bukina Faso 25-19




Team Nigeria national handball team (male) got their first win of the All Africa Games Handball event as they defeated Bukina Faso 25-19.

The male national team who had previously lost against Angola and Algeria respectively, took control of the game as they won Bukinabe 17-10 in the first half and then wrapped up in the second half 11-7 to win.

Meanwhile, the women national handball team lost out to Congo 29-23

Premier League: suffer surprise home loss to Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday with Brazilian Joelinton grabbing the winner.

Joelinton, the club’s record 40 million pound ($49 million)signing, finished off a 27th minute counter-attack, keeping his composure to beat Hugo Lloris after being put in by Christian Atsu.

The win was a much-needed one for Newcastle manager Steve Bruce who had lost his first two games after taking over from Rafa Benitez in the close-season.

It was a back-to-the walls effort from Newcastle for much of the game but Tottenham, who started with Christian Eriksen on the bench, struggled to turn their possession into clear chances.

The home side felt they should have had a penalty in the 78th minute when Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles lost his footing and fell into the path of Harry Kane who went down but neither the referee nor the VAR review felt the incident merited a penalty.

Spurs should have got on level terms minutes later though but Lucas Moura blasted over the bar after a low cross from the right by Moussa Sissoko.

Late Jimenez penalty earns Wolves  Premier League point against Burnley

A penalty from Mexican Raul Jimenez, in the seventh minute of added time, earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-1 draw at home to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Burnley had taken the lead in the 13th minute with a superb 20 metre strike from in-form Ashley Barnes, who has scored in all three games this season and now has four goals to his name.

The Clarets went close again when a header from Ben Mee struck the crossbar and Chris Wood could have doubled their lead but his effort was cleared off the line.

Perhaps struggling with the impact of their Europa League qualifying efforts, Wolves were not at their sharpest but found the energy for a late surge.

Three minutes into added time, Jimenez struck the post with a scuffed shot on the turn in the box and it was the Mexican who earned the penalty when he went down under challenge from Burnley defender Erik Pieters.

Jimenez coolly converted the spot kick to frustrate Sean Dyche’s side and secure the third draw in three games for Wolves.




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