US Open: Serena eyes last 8 in N/York

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Serena Williams seeks a quarterfinal berth at the US Open on Monday as the top men’s seeds look to take advantage of Novak Djokovic’s shock disqualification.Williams goes head-to-head with Greece’s 15th seed Maria Sakkari for a spot in the last eight as she chases a record-equalling 24th singles Grand Slam title. Williams will be wary of the threat posed by Read More

Harrogate to play West Brom in Carabao Cup

September 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

English Football League newcomers Harrogate Town will travel to Premier League side West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup.Harrogate, who beat League Two rivals Tranmere on penalties in round one, will host Southampton or Brentford in round three if they shock West Brom. Burnley host Sheffield United in an all-Premier League second-round tie.Last season’s runners-up Aston Villa, who lost Read More

Arsenal sign Gabriel from Lille

September 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal have signed Brazilian defender Gabriel from Lille for £27m on a long-term contract.Manchester United, Everton and Serie A club Napoli had all held an interest in centre-back Gabriel, who made 34 appearances in all competitions last season as Lille finished fourth in Ligue 1. The 22-year-old bolsters Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta’s options in defence that will be further boosted by Read More

Lewandowski collects German player of the year award

August 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Germany’s Footballer of the Year on Sunday.The 31-year-old Pole was the runaway winner of the title awarded by the football magazine Kicker, following a vote by journalists. Lewandowski received 276 votes, well ahead of two other members of Bayern’s triple-winning squad: Thomas Muller (54 votes) and Joshua Kimmich (49).“I’m very proud,” Lewandowski told Read More

Liverpool to begin Premier League title defence against Leeds

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Liverpool will begin defending their Premier League title on Sept.12 at Anfield, according to a fixture list for the new season, when they play newly promoted Leeds United, who return to the competition for the first time in 16 years. Manchester City and Manchester United will not participate in the competition until Sept. 19, after they were guaranteed 30 days Read More

Breaking: Inter wreck Shakhtar Donetsk, set up Sevilla Europa final clash

August 17, 2020 Editor 0

Two goals each from striker Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, then one from D’Ambrosio ensured that Inter Milan conveniently walloped Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final of the Europa League. With the victory, Inter anchored by Antiono Conte will now face Sevilla in the final on Friday.. Inter will be playing in the final of any Europa competition after 10 years. Read More

Aston Villa, West Brom target Obafemi

August 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is attracting the interest of Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. According to The Sun, Aston Villa are considering a £10m move for Obafemi but face competition from West Brom. Villa have identified the 20-year-old as a target as they look to add more goals to their ranks after they struggled in front of goal last Read More

With a Leventis, who wants a Shoprite?

August 17, 2020 Hassan Gamba 0

For 15 years, Shoprite, a South African multi-national retail group, has been the place for shopping for the elite, middle class, socialites and wannabes. Some social media freaks even go there to pose for photographs, to show their followers that they belong. It is a place where you can buy almost anything from a needle to a vehicle. Therefore, it Read More

Int’l Youth Day: Law student wins WAG-ARC essay competition

August 11, 2020 Ene Osang 0

Twenty two-year-old 400 level student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, Blessing Odesola has emerged winner of the Women and  Girls Advancements and Resources Centre (WAG-ARC) biannual research competition, carried out amongst undergraduates in universities across the country.  Odesola, who is the student campus ambassador of a digital company, a co-host on a campus show on Inspiration 100.5 FM Ibadan and Read More

Vertonghen confirms Spurs exit

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen on Monday confirmed his departure from the Premier League club after eight years following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season. The Belgian international, who has made 315 appearances for Spurs in all competitions since arriving from Ajax Amsterdam in 2012, has struggled for playing time this season under Portuguese boss Read More

‘Apprehensive’ Murray ready for US Open

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Andy Murray says he is still feeling “apprehensive” about travelling to New York for the US Open amid the Covid-19 pandemic – but the former world number one says he is mentally preparing for the Grand Slam. The United States has the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world and reported over 50,000 cases daily during the Read More

CAF gives August 31 deadline for FAs to submit Inter-Club teams

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given an August 31 deadline for its federations to submit their representatives for the inter-club competitions – the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. According to information obtained from CAF website, the decision was in line with CAF’s decision to start both competitions in October. So far, only 27 African nations have Read More

Guardiola ‘incredibly happy’ after Europe ban overturned

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is incredibly happy after the club successfully overturned their ban from European club competitions. On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) cleared City of committing “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016. Uefa had issued a two-year ban in February. “We can play in the Champions League next season Read More

CAF Women’s Champions league ‘ll promote female football – Ajibade

July 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Falcons striker, Rasheedat Ajibade has said that the introduction of Women’s Champions League by the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF will promote inter-club competition and ensure the development of women football in the continent. The Toppserien of Norway forward applauded the decision of CAF to introduce the Women version of CAF Champions League.Ajibade said CAF women’s champions league will Read More

Ikpeba urges Rohr to invite Saka

July 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Africa Footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba has urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to intensify efforts towards beating England to the allegiance of Arsenal’s kid wonder Bukayo Saka. Saka has been a revelation for the Gunners this season, having a hand in 16 goals with his 12 assists in all competitions the most from an Arsenal player. Ikpeba Read More

AWCON cancellation: Oshoala carpets CAF for decision

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Africa Women’s Football of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, has condemned the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, over its decision to cancel the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Oshoala who plies her career with FC Barcelona’s Femeni took to her Twitter handle over the weekend to condemn CAF’s decision to cancel only the female competition in the continent and allow Read More

Foundation launches essay, picture competition on abuse of elderly

June 14, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In commemoration of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated every June 15 globally, Dewdrop Foundation has launched a picture and essay competition on ending elder abuse. The Foundation in a statement by the Community and Project Development Officer, Ms. Maryanne Kooda Sunday in Abuja, said the competition was to promote intergenerational activities between the young (teenagers) and our senior teenagers (seenagers), Read More

Arsenal considering move for PSG skipper Silva

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal are considering a move to sign Paris Saint-Germain legend Thiago Silva on a free transfer this summer. It is believed Arsenal are one of five Premier League sides chasing Silva who is set to be released by PSG at the end of the season. According to 90min.com, Arsenal could face competition from Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle and West Ham. Also, Read More

UEFA set to decide on Champions League conclusion

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

UEFA is set to decide next week on how to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League competitions which have been put on hold since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the European football body said Thursday. UEFA said in a statement that its executive committee would meet in a video conference on June 17 where the agenda would Read More

Ighalo compares Greenwood to Van Persie

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Odion Ighalo has compared his Manchester United team-mate Mason Greenwood to the club’s former striker Robin van Persie. Greenwood, 18, who make his first-team debut in 2018 , has enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Red Devils. The young forward has scored 12 goals in 40 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions so far this season. And Ighalo, who Read More

Obuh wants LMC to complete NPFL season

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Akwa United coach, John Obuh has offered explanations on why the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL  cannot be cancelled by the  League Management Company LMC now like other leagues in the continent.Speaking with journalists the former U-20 male national team coach opined that given the situation of the league table, the league managers cannot terminate the league as Read More

Children’s Day: ESLF holds literacy competition despite COVID-19

May 26, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  Wife of the Benue state governor,  Dr. Eunice Ortom, under her pet project, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, (ESLF), Tuesday organised a literacy competition for Benue children on Radio Benue. The programme is the 5th annual literacy project, and part of activities to mark the 2020 Children’s Day celebration. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the radio program, Mrs.Ortom, said the Read More

Doping: Popular Nigerian athlete slammed 4-year ban

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former World Para Powerlifting and Paralympic, Esther Oyema, has been been hit with four years ban after she committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) made the announcement of the ban on its official website on Wednesday. Oyema, who won gold at London 2012 in the women’s up to 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for Read More

Man City appeal against Uefa’s European ban set for June at CAS

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European club competition will begin on 8 June at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The Premier League champions were given the punishment by Uefa in February after being found to have committed “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations. City have denied the breaches, saying they are “simply not Read More

Ronaldo reveals Messi admiration despite rivalry

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for Lionel Messi, and describedhis perceived rivalry with the Argentine as “healthy competition”. Ronadlo and Messi went head-to-to-head during the former’s nine-year spell with Real Madrid fighting for individual and club honours. Since 2008, the duo have won all but one of the Ballon d’Or accolades. Despite the intense rivalry Read More