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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 […]

EL Marino beats MM FC 1-0, Urge adults to get active in sports

EL Marino beats MM FC 1-0, Urge adults to get active in sports

El Marino Sports Club of Lagos on Sunday defeated Matured Minds Football Club (MM FC) also of Lagos by a lone goal. The penalty goal was scored in the second half by Adetokunbo Modupe after an El Marino player was savagely brought down in the 18-yard box of MM FC. The game which started on […]

El Marino Sports Club elects new manager, plays 1 – 1 with UI All Stars

El Marino Sports Club elects new manager, plays 1 – 1 with UI All Stars

El Marino Sports Club, Lagos has elected a new executive committee to steer the affairs of the Club in the next one year. The election of the new executive committee was part of the activities of the club’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in Ibadan recently. The club also drew 1 – […]

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 […]

Nigeria Sodje hits NFF over Gernot Rohr $47,000 salary

Nigeria Sodje hits NFF over Gernot Rohr $47,000 salary

Nigeria World Cup star Efe Sodje has slammed the country’s football federation for paying new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $47,000 as monthly salary. The German signed a two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, which will be financed by an oil and gas company. Rohr would be assisted by three others – an adviser, […]

Rio Olympic: We don’t want to return home now – Siasia

Rio Olympic: We don’t want to return home now – Siasia

The national U23 team coach Samson Siasia has said he will overhaul his defence  after the African champions lost 2-0 to  Colombia in their last group match in the Rio Games  on Wednesday in Sao Paulo. Siasia told said “We still have a long way to go if we are to win a medal here but we […]

Ighalo agrees five-year contract extension at Watford

Ighalo agrees five-year contract extension at Watford

Odion Ighalo has agreed a five-year contract extension at Watford. Ighalo had been a target for West Brom, who are keen to bring in a new striker before allowing Saido Berahino to leave the club. The Baggies had previously tried to sign West Ham’s Diafra Sakho, but he failed a medical and the deal fell through, […]

Rio 2016: Russia ban is rebirth of the Olympics – Campbell

Rio 2016: Russia ban is rebirth of the Olympics – Campbell

The decision to ban Russian athletes from competing at Rio 2016 is the “rebirth of the Olympics”, says 2004 gold medallist Darren Campbell. Russian track and field athletes have been banned amid claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme. “It’s a landmark statement that allows us to move forward and be inspired by pictures […]

Jose Mourinho hints ManU to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus

Jose Mourinho hints ManU to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus

Jose Mourinho has given his strongest hint that Manchester United want to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus by saying “you have smoke, you have fire”. The Red Devils are reported to have agreed a world record £100m transfer for the 23-year-old Frenchman. Pogba left Old Trafford in 2012 as a 19-year-old, with the Italian side […]

NFF restates plan to immotalise late coaches Keshi, Amodu

NFF restates plan to immotalise late coaches Keshi, Amodu

The Nigeria Football Federation officials have again said that they are working hard at immortalising Shaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi. Both men, regarded as two of the very best coaches produced by Nigeria, passed on last month few days apart each other. The assurance was given by the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, on […]

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 […]

FIFA Rankings: Uganda, Benin Republic rank higher than Nigeria

FIFA Rankings: Uganda, Benin Republic rank higher than Nigeria

Africa Football minnows Uganda and Benin Republic are now ranked above Nigeria as the Super Eagles dropped nine place to rank 70th in the world in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body. Nigeria has been witnessing a steady decline on the monthly FIFA Rankings but Thursday’s was new […]

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, […]

AC Milan names Vincenzo Montella new coach for 2-year contract

AC Milan names Vincenzo Montella new coach for 2-year contract

AC Milan have named former Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new head coach on a two-year contract. The 42-year-old will take over from Cristian Brocchi, who was acting as caretaker boss following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s sacking in April. AC Milan finished seventh in Serie A last season and lost to Juventus in the Italian Cup […]

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach dies at 64

Pat Summitt, legendary women’s basketball coach dies at 64

Legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at the age of 64. Ms Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers to eight national championships during her storied, 38-year career with the team. She also had 1,098 career victories, the most in Division I college basketball history for both a men’s or a women’s […]

Liverpool complete £34m signing of Southampton Sadio Mane

Liverpool complete £34m signing of Southampton Sadio Mane

Liverpool have signed Senegal forward Sadio Mane from Southampton for £34m. Mane, 24, joins on a five-year deal and is the Reds’ third summer signing after German goalkeeper Loris Karius and Cameroon defender Joel Matip. The fee could rise to £36m, which would make him the Anfield club’s most expensive signing, beating the £35m paid […]

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 […]

West Ham sign Feghouli from Valencia on 3-year deal

West Ham sign Feghouli from Valencia on 3-year deal

West Ham have signed winger Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old Algeria international spent six seasons at the Spanish club, scoring 42 goals in 243 appearances. The 2012 Algerian Footballer of the Year, Feghouli has 40 caps and has played in three major tournaments. He is the […]

Copa America: Brazil sack coach Dunga over group stage exit

Copa America: Brazil sack coach Dunga over group stage exit

Dunga has been sacked as Brazil head coach after their shock exit from the Copa America. Dunga, who captained Brazil to World Cup success in 1994, was named national coach for a second time in 2014. But the team were knocked out in the group stage of the Copa America for the first time since […]

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 […]

Euro 2016: 29 Russian fans deported from France over violent

Euro 2016: 29 Russian fans deported from France over violent

No less than 29 Russia fans are being deported from France after repeated scenes of violence at Euro 2016. The Police said ‘Russian hooligans’ should be blamed for clashes before England played Russia in Marseille. Thirty-five people have been injured – most of them England fans and four seriously – while a total of 20 […]

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 […]

NFF confirms Giwa FC expulsion from Nigeria league

NFF confirms Giwa FC expulsion from Nigeria league

The Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has ratified the decision of the League Management Company which expelled Giwa FC from the Nigeria Premier League after they failed to honour three matches this season. Giwa FC were banished to Ilorin to play three home games after wild fans disrupted a league game involving the […]

Rio Olympics: Belarus hits Nigeria in 71-60 win

Rio Olympics: Belarus hits Nigeria in 71-60 win

Belarus wins Nigeria by 71-60 win in Monday’s FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Group C opener. Nigeria’s Ndidi Madu hit 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds, gave one assist and made two steals which made quite little to change the fortune for her team. Verameyenka didn’t make her first field goals until early in the third quarter, […]

Euro 2016: French government to ban alcohol in match venues

Euro 2016: French government to ban alcohol in match venues

The French government has placed a ban on alcohol near venues and fan zones as it prepares Euro 2016 matches to ban alcohol. The ban will include public areas, as well as shops and off-licences. Uefa is investigating after Russia supporters appeared to rush at England fans in the stadium after their draw on Saturday. It has threatened […]

Shuaibu Amodu: Another former Super Eagles coach dies

Shuaibu Amodu: Another former Super Eagles coach dies

Shuaibu Amodu, a former Super Eagles coach and the technical director of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), died in the early hours of today. He was 58. Shuaibu Amodu, a four-time coach of the national team, passed on on Friday night shortly after complaining of chest pain, the NFF said in a post on its Twitter […]

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