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Golden Eaglets Arrive Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in host nation Brazil, for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17. A statement from the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said a team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through […]

CAF Confederation Cup: Enugu Rangers Book Playoff Ticket

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s only representatives in the ongoing 2019 CAF Confederation Cup Rangers Inter. FC of  Enugu are through to the playoff round of the continental soccer tournament after coming from behind on Sunday to defeat  AS Pelican FC of Gabon 4-3 on goal aggregate. African Examiner Sports reports that […]

Salah Unhappy With Egyptian FA Over Invalid FIFA Votes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mohamed Salah appears to have again fallen out with Egypt’s football federation. This was after the country’s votes for FIFA’s player of the year awards were deemed invalid and therefore did not count towards the striker’s overall tally. FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-times winner […]

Enugu Rangers Seals Branding Deal With D&M

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities of Rangers International FC of Enugu on Tuesday sealed a five year  multimillion naira contract deal with a branding, development and management company, Desgraf & Mart Limited. (D&M). According to the deal, D&M is granted an exclusive right to use the Licence Marks in the manufacturing, distribution […]

2019 NNL Super 4: Akwa Starlets Emerge Champions

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newly promoted Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South- South Nigeria, has emerged Champions of  the 2019 edition of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super-4 Tournament held Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe sports Stadium, Enugu. The team defeated Adamawa United FC by 2 – 0 […]

We Can’t Win All The Time, Unhappy Guardiola Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team’s shock 3-2 defeat by newly-promoted Norwich City in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday with a direct message. He said his team simply could not be expected to win every week. Guardiola’s team beat Liverpool to the title by a solitary point […]

All Set For 2019 NNL Super 4 Finals In Enugu 

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Organizers Task Teams to Play By Soccer Rules (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All is now set for the 2019  finals of the Super 4 competition of the Nigerian National League (NNL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium  in Enugu, South East Nigeria. African Examiner Sports reports that the four second tier clubs participating […]

Olympic Qualifier: Falcons Beat Algeria, Through To 3rd Round

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Falcons moved to the third round of CAF’s 2020 Tokyo Women Football Qualifiers after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify 3-0 aggregate. The Falcons had defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg in Algiers. The African champions’ foreign-based players, who […]

Katsina United Gets New Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina state has approved the appointment of Abdussamad Badamasi as the new Chairman of Katsina United Football Club. This was contained in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Sports and Social Development, Alhaji Sirajo Gide, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in […]

BREAKING: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Fraudulent Match Mixing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served […]

Liverpool Win Super Cup After Penalty Shootout

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Champions League winners Liverpool won the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time on Wednesday. With the first nine penalties all converted, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham saw his effort blocked by the legs of Liverpool keeper Adrian to hand victory to Juergen Klopp’s side. Chelsea […]

Liverpool Start Premier League Title Bid With Big Win At Anfield

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool opened their 2019-20 Premier League campaign in style as they beat Norwich City 4-1 at Anfield on Friday night. An own goal from Grant Hanley after seven minutes broke the deadlock before goals from Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi put the Reds 4-0 up at half-time. Teemu Pukki […]

Joy As Algeria Wins Africa Cup Of Nations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Football-crazed Algeria burst into a paroxysm of euphoria on Friday night as the country’s national team emerged triumphant at the Africa Cup of Nations final held in Egypt. Firecrackers lit up the night sky and cries of joy filled the air in Algiers as soon as the final whistle blew in Cairo […]

Chukwueze, Troost-Ekong Fire Super Eagles into AFCON Semi-Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Super Eagles booked their place in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament with an 88th minute goal by William Troost-Ekong. The goal ensured a 2-1 victory for Nigeria over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in their quarter-final match at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday. Samuel Chukwueze had […]

AFCON 2019: No Prince, No Party: Boateng Mocks Ghana Over Elimination

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The national team outcast has reacted to the Black Stars failure at the continental showpiece Ghanaian football player Kevin-Prince Boateng has taken a jab at the Black Stars following their exit from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt on Monday. The West Africans’ hopes of ending a 37-year trophy drought ended following a 5-4 penalty shootout […]

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Bundle Out Defending Champions, Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated their Cameronian counterparts 3 – 2 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt.  The match was played at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city. Ighalo reacted brilliantly to fire a deflected shot into the net after […]

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Face Cameroon in Round Of 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Super Eagles will on Saturday play Cameroon in the round of 16 matches of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The fixture was accomplished on Tuesday evening after Cameroon’s 0-0 draw with Benin Republic and Ghana’s 2-0 defeat of Guinea Bissau. The goalless draw condemned the cup holders to […]

Rashford Signs New Weekly Pay Contract with Man U

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has signed a 200,000 pounds a week contract to commit him to the club until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year. Rashord, 21, joined United as a seven-year-old and rose through the youth ranks, making his senior debut in February 2016 at 18. […]

AFCON: Super Eagles Secure Second Round Spot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles Wednesday defeated their Guinean opponents 1-0 in the ongoing AFCON in Egypt. The team’s performance has positioned it on top of Group B, with six points. Super Eagles equally beat Burundi 1-0 in their first match. With the latest result, the Nigerian side has qualified for Round of 16, with their […]

Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters: Mohammed, Bamidele Emerge Champions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Musa Mohammed from Abuja and Omolayo Bamidele from Ekiti State have emerged champions of the second edition of the Zenith Bank/ Next – Gen Tennis Masters which held at the National Stadium Surulere Tennis Centre. Several hundred spectators sat out a four hour rain delay in anticipation of an upset victory by […]

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