Real Madrid win 14th Champions League with victory over Liverpool

Real Madrid win 14th Champions League with victory over Liverpool Liverpool have been beaten in the Champions League final after a 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid in Paris, France. The Reds dominated much of the first half with Real Madrid’s Thibault Courtois making saves.   But it was the Spanish champions who came closest to breaking the deadlock with a goal...... more

American Billionaire Todd Boehly buys Chelsea FC for over $5bln

American Billionaire Todd Boehly buys Chelsea FC for over $5bln Chelsea has confirmed that terms have been agreed for Todd Boehly to complete his £4.25 billion takeover of the club. Boehly’s consortium was named as the preferred bidder to take over at Stamford Bridge by the Raine Group, the American bank who are overseeing the sale. He has partnered with fellow...... more

FIFA sanctions Nigeria over MKO Stadium invasion

FIFA sanctions Nigeria over MKO Stadium invasion FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee on Monday imposed sanctions on Nigeria for the misconduct of its fans during the world cup qualifying tie in Abuja on May 29. Displeased football fans had vandalised facilities at the MKO Abiola National Stadium following Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw with the Black Stars of Ghana. The tie...... more

Senegal defeat Egypt, win first ever AFCON title

Senegal defeat Egypt, win first ever AFCON title Senegal have won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a penalty shootout victory over Egypt. After both sides scored their first penalties, Mohamed Abdelmonem hit the post with Egypt’s second, but Egypt goalkeeper Gabaski then saved from a poor effort from Bouna Sarr. Both sides scored their next penalties, before...... more

After Buhari’s call, Super Eagles crash out of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

After Buhari’s call, Super Eagles crash out of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations The Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after suffering a 1-0 loss to COVID-19 ravaged Tunisian team on Sunday. This comes a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari called the Super Eagles, charging them to defeat their opponent. The Super Eagles had qualified as the...... more

Ugwuanyi receives Enugu/US-born international basketball star

Ugwuanyi receives Enugu/US-born international basketball star Governor Ugwuanyi Ifeanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, received the US-born international basketball forward and Captain of the Nigeria Women’s National Team, Adaora Elonu, who hails from Okpatu in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, at the Government House, Enugu. Elonu who also plays basketball in Spain and the US...... more

Nigeria name Ndidi, Osimhen, 26 others in 28-man AFCON final list

Nigeria name Ndidi, Osimhen, 26 others in 28-man AFCON final list Head Coach Augustine Eguavoen has named his 28-final list of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022. Former Nigeria captain Eguavoen, who coached the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the finals in Egypt...... more

Former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper, Ayegba, turns bus driver in UK

Former Super Falcons’ goalkeeper, Ayegba, turns bus driver in UK A former goalkeeper of the Nigerian women’s national football team, Rachael Aladi Ayegba, has turned into a bus driver in the United Kingdom. Ayegba played in the 2007 Women’s World Cup, the 2006 and 2008 African Women’s Championships and had an 11-year stint as a pro in Finland, winning the league...... more

Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi wins record-extending seventh award

Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi wins record-extending seventh award Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi, has won this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Messi won the prize ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who finished in second place. The 34-year-old, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, has 24 goals in 28 league games this calendar year and led Argentina...... more

Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick interim manager

Manchester United appoint Ralf Rangnick interim manager Manchester United have appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager, a statement on the club’s official website said on Monday. Rangnick will hold the position until the end of the season, subject to work visa requirements. United also announced that Rangnick will continue in a consultancy role for a further two years...... more

Manchester United sack manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Manchester United sack manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer Manchester United have announced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.  This was disclosed in a statement on the club’s website on Sunday following a 4-1 loss to Watford in the English Premier League on Saturday. “Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is...... more

Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo, set to appoint Conte

Tottenham sack Nuno Espirito Santo, set to appoint Conte Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham after only four months in charge, with Antonio Conte set to be drafted in as his replacement. Nuno was appointed permanent successor to Jose Mourinho in June, with Spurs handing him an initial two-year contract. That agreement has been terminated early in the...... more

Barcelona sack coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona sack coach Ronald Koeman Barcelona have parted ways with coach Ronald Koeman after a series of losses that includes a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. Club President, Joan Laporta, informed him of the decision after the defeat against Rayo Vallecano that left the club languishing in 9th position on the league table. A...... more

I got into trouble, left Nigeria for supporting #EndSARS campaign – Davido

I got into trouble, left Nigeria for supporting #EndSARS campaign – Davido ‘Fem’ crooner Davido has disclosed how he got into trouble and left the country for supporting the #EndSARS campaign. The DMW boss disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking of how ‘Fem’ became an anthem for the #EndSARS protest during a chat on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He stated he...... more

Oleksandr Usyk defeats Anthony Joshua, becomes heavyweight champion

Oleksandr Usyk defeats Anthony Joshua, becomes heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion ended in London on Saturday after he was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk. Oleksandr Usyk is crowned as the new unified world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua with scores of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113. Usyk has become the third boxer after...... more

FIFA President visits Buhari, presents Jersey No. 10 to him

FIFA President visits Buhari, presents Jersey No. 10 to him FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday, paid a visit to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House in Abuja.  Infantino has been in Nigeria since Wednesday, September 15 and watched the Super Falcons of Nigeria beat Mali 2-0 in the opening game of the Aisha Buhari Cup. In the photos released from the...... more

Fr Mbaka vows to follow Messi to PSG, give reasons

Fr Mbaka vows to follow Messi to PSG, give reasons The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, has vowed to support Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, after the signing of Lionel Messi. Mbaka explained that goodness will follow Messi to PSG because he is a gift to football and this generation. Addressing his members on Saturday, the...... more

Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo

Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo Ten Nigerian athletes have been declared ineligible to participate at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), reducing the country’s hope of clinching more medals at the event. The athletes were said to have failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of...... more

Olympics: Nigerian official hospitalised in Tokyo after positive COVID-19 test

Olympics: Nigerian official hospitalised in Tokyo after positive COVID-19 test A Nigerian Olympic official has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Japan, The PUNCH reports. The official, in his 60s, tested positive on Thursday evening at the airport with mild symptoms and pre-existing conditions, a local television station TV Asahi stated, without giving further details. He is the first...... more

Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo drowns in Belarus lake

Nigerian footballer Kelvin Odenigbo drowns in Belarus lake Nigerian footballer, and FC Vitebsk player Kelvin Odenigbo was found dead in lake Beloye, Belarus, following a drowning incident on Saturday night. FC Vitebsk published a statement on its official Instagram handle on Sunday, along with a black-and-white image of the deceased 20-year-old.m player. According to the club, employees of the...... more

UCL final: Chelsea beat Man City to win Champions League

UCL final: Chelsea beat Man City to win Champions League Photo: Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta (R) celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final football match at the Dragao stadium in Porto on May 29, 2021. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / POOL / AFP) Chelsea have defeated Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League in Porto...... more

Liverpool and Chelsea secure Champions League qualification, Leicester miss out

Liverpool and Chelsea secure Champions League qualification, Leicester miss out Liverpool and Chelsea secured a place in next season’s Champions League at the expense of Leicester City, on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season. Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to finish third, while Chelsea — who play in next week’s Champions League final — came fourth despite a...... more

I was written off but never gave up – Iheanacho

I was written off but never gave up – Iheanacho Leicester City’s in-form striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, says he never lost faith in himself while going through a rough patch in his career, adding that he was confident that he would return to form. Iheanacho had his worst ever scoring run of his professional career in 2019, failing to score in over...... more

Delta emerge winners of National Sports Festival

Team Delta has won the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held in Edo State between April 2 to 14. Team Edo, the host, came second with 129 gold, 104 silver, and 108 bronze while Team Bayelsa finished a third with 56 gold, 55 silver, and 58 bronze. Team Delta...... more

South Africa’s Motsepe elected CAF president

South Africa’s Motsepe elected CAF president Sole candidate South African Patrice Motsepe was confirmed as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president in Rabat Friday, and pleaded for unity as he seeks to fix the troubled organisation.“Africa needs collective wisdom, but also the exceptional talent and wisdom of every (national football association) president and every member nation,” he...... more

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea coach

Thomas Tuchel appointed Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel was appointed Chelsea manager on an 18-month contract on Tuesday, tasked with hauling the underperforming Blues back into the Champions League next season. The 47-year-old German replaces the sacked Frank Lampard to become the 13th Chelsea boss since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. AFP  ...... more

Enugu State celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70

Enugu State celebrates Christian Chukwu at 70 The Enugu State government has congratulated the iconic former Nigerian international football player and national coach, who is an illustrious son of the state, Chairman Christian Chukwu, on his attainment of 70 years.  In a statement, the Enugu State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said that the government and the...... more

American footballer Jordan shoots self dead

American footballer Jordan shoots self dead American football player, Ty Jordan has died after he accidentally shot himself in the hip at his home in Denton, Texas The Christmas Day incident happened months after the 19-year-old University of Utah student lost his mother to cancer. Jordan died at a hospital in Dallas where he was rushed to...... more

Maradona autopsy shows no drink, illegal drugs

Maradona autopsy shows no drink, illegal drugs Diego Maradona’s autopsy has revealed that the Argentina legend had no signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption at the time of his death. The 1986 World Cup winner died of a heart attack on 25 November at the age of 60. The autopsy said Maradona had problems with his kidneys, heart...... more

Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles

Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain world heavyweight titles British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. The fight is Joshua’s first since reclaiming his belts from Andy Ruiz in December 2019 in...... more

 

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