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Kwesé TV brings ESPN back to Africa, launches new sports channel

Kwesé TV brings ESPN back to Africa, launches new sports channel

Econet Media’s Kwesé Sports and ESPN today launched the exclusive ESPN channel on the Kwesé TV bouquet. This collaboration with Africa’s emerging home of premium sports marks the much anticipated return of ESPN to the African continent. The channel comes after the announcement of the game-changing long-term agreement between the two sports broadcasting powerhouses which […]

Photos: Ronaldo gets 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Photos: Ronaldo gets 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. This is the second time Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The presentation was made after Real were drawn in the Champions League’s Group F for this season with Legia Warsaw, […]

Russian paralympic state dopers should apologise to athletes – Spence

Russian paralympic state dopers should apologise to athletes – Spence

The Russia’s state-sponsored doping officials have been asked to apologise to their athletes after their Paralympic athletes wee denied the chance to compete in Rio 2016. According to Craig Spence, Director of media and communications for International Paralympic Committee the Russian officials owe the athletes all apologies. “We feel great sympathy for those athletes. But I think the […]

Photos: Ronaldo buys 2m euro Bugatti to celebrate Euro 2016 win

Photos: Ronaldo buys 2m euro Bugatti to celebrate Euro 2016 win

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has bought himself a Bugatti Veyron car gift worth over 2 million euros to celebrate Portugal’s Euro 2016 win. After being substituted with a knee injury 25 minutes into Portugal’s eventual 1-0 win over hosts France, Ronaldo presumably needs the luxurious confines of the Veyron. Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo donates €600,000 league bonus to […]

Shevchenko former striker becomes Ukraine manager

Shevchenko former striker becomes Ukraine manager

39-year-old Andriy Shevchenko, a former AC Milan and Chelsea striker, has been appointed the new manager of Ukraine. Shevchenko won 111 caps and replaced Mykhaylo Fomenko, whose four-year spell ended with elimination at the group stage of Euro 2016. Ukraine’s record scorer with 48 goals, Shevchenko captained his country to their first World Cup finals in 2006. He […]

Rodgers says ‘no embarrassment’ in defeat after Celtic loss

Rodgers says ‘no embarrassment’ in defeat after Celtic loss

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said there is “no embarrassment” in losing 1-0 to Gibraltar part-timers Lincoln Red Imps in his first competitive game in charge of the Scottish giants. A goal from police officer Lee Casciaro in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier condemned Celtic to arguably their worst ever defeat. The Imps also included a fireman, […]

Maradona, Argentine President urge Messi to change mind over retirement

Maradona, Argentine President urge Messi to change mind over retirement

Argentina legend Diego Maradona and the country’s president, Mauricio Macri, have urged Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement. The 29-year-old forward announced his retiirement when Argentina was beaten by Chile in the Copa America – a fourth major final loss in nine years. Reacting to the news, Maradona, who captained Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup […]

Keshi likely for burial on July 28 – Family source

Keshi likely for burial on July 28 – Family source

Families of the late Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has proposed July 28 for his burial. The late former Super Eagles coach’s elder brother and spokesman for the family Sylvester Keshi burial plans had begun for the late coach and the family is also liasing with the football body, NFF for the arrangements. Sylvester Keshi, said, “For now, we […]

Oscar Pistorius: Psychologist tells why athlete should not be jailed

Oscar Pistorius: Psychologist tells why athlete should not be jailed

A psychologist has told court that Oscar Pistorius, South African athlete should not be jailed as he suffers ‘major depression’. The psychologist, Dr Scholtz told court that Pistorius has developed a serious psychiatric condition which has become worse over the past two years. Scholtz said Pistorius should do community service so that he could help […]

Ronald Koeman: Everton appoint ex-Southampton boss as manager

Ronald Koeman: Everton appoint ex-Southampton boss as manager

Everton have confirmed Ronald Koeman as their new manager on a three-year deal. The Toffees will pay about £5m compensation for the 53-year-old, who leaves Premier League rivals Southampton after two years in charge. Everton have been without a manager since sacking Roberto Martinez just before the end of the 2015-16 season. Read Also: Everton agree […]

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