post

Cavendish wins Tour of Qatar

Mark Cavendish claimed his first win of the season and the early overall lead of the Tour of Qatar by sprinting to victory on stage one at the Al Khor Corniche. The Dimension Data rider formed part of a 21-man lead group when the peloton split apart early in the race and reaped the benefits […]

post

NFF inspect Kaduna stadium ahead Egypt AFCON clash

Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will Thursday inspect the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna ahead of next month’s all-important AFCON 2017 qualifier against Egypt. The Super Eagles take on the Pharaohs at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Wednesday, March 23 in one of the Day 3 matches of the Gabon 2017 Africa […]

post

Broady moves into world’s top 100

Broady’s victory at the Dow Corning Tennis Classic – which has a prize fund of $100,000 – means she has won one of the most lucrative events below the WTA Tour British number three Naomi Broady has broken into the world’s top 100 for the first time after winning an ITF tournament in the United […]

post

Cameroon to face Euro hosts France

Cameroon striker Benjamin Moukandjo  France will host Cameroon in a friendly in Nantes on 30 May, the French Football Federation announced on Monday.The 2016 Euro hosts will be preparing for their continental campaign, in their bid for a third European crown following their triumphs in 1984 and 2000. The two sides last met in the […]

post

Mayweather :No comeback urge

Floyd Mayweather says he currently has no urge to make a return to the ring and insists a comeback will only happen “if it is meant to be”. The former five-weight world champion called time on his career last September after he defeated fellow American Andre Berto in Las Vegas and equalled heavyweight legend Rocky […]

post

Champions Enyimba top money list

Nigeria champions Enyimba pocketed a total of 70 million Naira from the League Management Company (LMC) to top the money list for last season. This is according to an official publication of the league for the past season. A breakdown of these earnings from the league, showed the seven-time champions received 40 million Naira, like […]

post

Ogu reveals his dream is to play in EPL

Nigeria international John Ogu has revealed that he has the dream of playing in the EPL, which he hopes to actualise but maintained he is very happy at his Israeli club Hapoel Be’er Sheva. He scored his second goal of the season for Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Maccabi Netanya […]

post

Rory McIlroy makes solid start in Dubai

Rory McIlroy recovered from a poor start to post a four-under-par round of 68 as he began the defence of his Dubai Desert Classic title. The Northern Irishman bogeyed his first hole, the 10th, at Emirates Golf Club but six birdies and one further bogey saw him end two adrift of Alex Noren. Sweden’s Noren […]

post

Super Eagles now 63rd in FIFA rankings

Nigeria’s Super Eagles rose up three spots to 63rd place in the FIFA rankings released on Thursday, despite getting knocked out in the group stage of the 2016 African Nations Championship. Sunday Oliseh’s men were ranked at number 66 in January and with the world football governing body considering the CHAN championship for their monthly […]

post

Aneke joins Akwa United

One-time record goal scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Jude Aneke has joined Akwa United ahead of the 2015/16 season. Head coach of Akwa United, Maurice Cooreman said paper work for the forward will be completed before the end of the week. He also revealed that the 25-year-old attacker will commence training with […]

post

Foreigners flock to Dolphins

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Dolphins have intensified preparations for the 2015/16 season. The three-time NPFL champions have set up shop in Omoku (outskirts of Port Harcourt) where club trainer, Stanley Eguma is putting finishing touches to their preparations for the new season. Eguma said it is important to take his players “away from […]

post

‘Lewandowski shouldn’t join Real Madrid’

Former Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber says that Robert Lewandowski would be making a mistake if he joined Real Madrid or Barcelona because he might not play every week. The 27-year-old moved to the Allianz Arena on a free transfer after leaving Borussia Dortmund in July 2014 but reports have linked him with a summer […]

post

Mali to face DR Congo in CHAN final

Mali will face DR Congo in the final of CHAN 2016 after they beat Ivory Coast 1-0 in a thrilling semifinal thanks to Yves Bissouma’s 89th minute goal. It was an end to end match and both sides had their chances to wrap up the game, but a youthful Mali side prevailed in the end. […]

post

Fury: I’ll let Joshua take over as N0.1

Tyson Fury is happy to let Anthony Joshua take over his mantle as the world’s No 1 heavyweight if he does not fight again.The WBA and WBO champion says he needs to know ‘when and where’ his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will take place before he decides on whether he will get back in the […]

post

Neymar to appear in Barcelona fraud trial

Brazilian footballer Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court over allegations of corruption and fraud surrounding his transfer to Barcelona. The current and former president of the club denied wrongdoing at the court in Madrid on Monday. Barcelona said it paid €57m (£43m) for Neymar in 2013, his parents receiving €40m and […]

post

Pep Guardiola to succeed Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City boss

Pep Guardiola has agreed a three-year contract to become Manchester City manager in the summer. The 45-year-old, currently in charge at Bayern Munich, will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who will leave on 30 June. A statement from City said Chilean Pellegrini, 62, was “fully supportive” of the announcement being made. The club said negotiations with former […]

post

CSKA Moscow insist Ahmed Musa is staying put

CSKA Moscow will not sell striker Ahmed Musa in this transfer window. The Russian club turned down a fourth bid from Leicester City of $26.5m (£18.7m) for the Nigerian forward last week, which was an improvement on the original offer of $21.6m (£15.1m). The 23-year-old was believed to be open to a move to the […]

post

Aussier Open: Djokovic beats Federer

Novak Djokovic advanced to his sixth Australian Open final with a 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory over Roger Federer. The world number one dominated the first two sets with some superb hitting, then had to hold off a spirited Federer fightback. It is the third straight Grand Slam in which Djokovic has beaten the Swiss, […]

post

Mali and Zambia advance after goalless draw

Mali and Zambia played to a goalless draw in the final 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group D clash at Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali on Wednesday afternoon. Zambia’s Chipolopolo went into the game having already booked their place in the knockout stages of the 2016 CHAN. The Eagles of Mali were looking for either […]

post

Serena breezes past Sharapova

Serena Williams continued her domination of Maria Sharapova with her latest triumph, a 6-4 6-1 victory in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Williams has not lost to Sharapova since 2004 and she is now unbeaten in 18 matches against the Russian after the win on Rod Laver Arena. The world No 1 will now […]

post

Murray downs Tomic to reach q/finals

Second seed Andy Murray had his feathers ruffled but scrapped his way into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) victory over local world number 17 Bernard Tomic on Monday. The Briton, four-times a runner-up at Melbourne Park, was close to exasperation after being broken four times by the talented Australian but dug […]

post

Serena set up Sharapova showdown

Defending champion Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals after both won their last-16 matches on Sunday. Top seed Williams, who beat Sharapova in last year’s final, crushed Margarita Gasparyan 6-2 6-1 in 55 minutes. The 34-year-old American is chasing her 22nd Grand Slam title and seventh in Melbourne. Sharapova, the […]

post

Klopp urges patience in youngsters

Manager Juergen Klopp has tried to temper the weight of expectation on Liverpool’s youngsters, insisting that the talents on display during Wednesday night’s FA Cup win over Exeter City have steep learning curve ahead. Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners in their third-round replay, with youngsters Joao Teixeira and Brad Smith impressive on the right and […]

post

Walcott has become deadly – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott has developed into a lethal finisher during his 10 years at the club. The 26-year-old joined from Southampton in January 2006 and Wenger has been impressed with the England international’s development. “Theo is very intelligent. He always had pace and his movement off the ball was always perfect. […]

post

Eagles not yet favourite for CHAN – Oliseh

Nigerian head coach Sunday Oliseh has asked Nigerians to be patient and not take it for granted that the team are now clear favouites to win the title at the on-going 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN). The Super Eagles opened the tournament with a convincing 4-1 demolition of Niger in a Group C match played […]