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Victor Moses Quits International Football

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles striker Victor Moses has quit international Football. Moses who made the announcement through his Instagram handle victormoses: explained that the decision was taken ”in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars […]

Grassroot Soccer: ENSFA Calls For Private Sector Participation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state football Association (ENSFA) has urged  the private sector to key into the development and promotion of grassroot football in the area, via sponsorship. It noted that lack of corporate  sponsorship had remained a cog in the wheel of progress of grassroot soccer over the years in the state, adding […]

Gallant Falconets Hold China, Book Quarterfinals Berth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets, on Monday fought gallantly against China to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, thanks to Rasheedat Ajibade’s equalizer. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the Falconets scored deep in added time to level matters at 1-1 at the end of regulation […]

UEFA Shortlist Messi, Ronaldo, Salah For Best Forward Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UEFA has shortlisted Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the best forwards who played in its Champions League last season. The body announced Thursday that the nominees were selected by a jury of 32 coaches from last year’s UEFA Champions League participants and 55 journalists chosen by the European […]

FG Spends $1m to Evacuate Stranded Nigerian, Ghanaian Football Fans From Russia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said Federal Government spent one million dollars to evacuate 355 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup. Onyeama made this known on Monday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen, and said that the evacuation was done in two batches of 155 […]

Nigeria Govt Begins Last Evacuation Of Football Fans Stranded in Russia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has assured that it would soon commence the last evacuation of Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after 2018 World Cup Tournament. The Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow, Russia, said this in a statement made available to newsmen by its First Secretary, Mr Desmond Nwosu, on Sunday in Abuja. […]

Nigeria and Wolves Goalie, Carl Ikeme Retires From Football

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 32. The Nigeria international has been with the Molineux club for his whole career, making more than 200 appearances. In June, Ikeme said he was in “complete remission” after […]

Injured Oxlade-Chamberlain to Miss Next Football Season

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barring last minutes change, Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the majority of the 2018-19 season. The Reds Manager Jurgen Klopp gave the hint Wednesday. The 24-year-old has not played since he sustained injury on his knee during the Champions League semi-final with Roma in April. “It feels […]

World Cup Final: Fantastic France too Hot for Croatia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. […]

Chelsea Set to Sack Antonio Conte as Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea are set to announce the departure of the Manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge. The club have refused to comment on the status of the 48-year-old, who won the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in May. But Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas has thanked […]

Russia 2018: Ugwuanyi Redeems N5m Pledge to Super Eagles

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,  has redeemed his 5 million naira pledge to the Super Eagles of Nigeria that recently crashed out of the ongoing  2018 world cup in Russia. The governor had during a fund raising ceremony  organized by the nation’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and […]

Croatia End Russia’s World Cup Dream

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely 2018 FIFA World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalty kicks to eliminate the gallant hosts, after a dramatic quarter-final which ended 2-2 in extra time. In Sochi city’s Fisht Olympic Stadium on Saturday, Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty kick to send Croatia into a semi-final […]

World Cup: England Players Not Bowed By History, Says Southgate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – England’s players will not be “bowed by the pressure of the past”, said manager Gareth Southgate after they beat Colombia on penalties to set up a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. It was their first shootout victory in a World Cup after defeats in 1990, 1998 and 2006. Eric Dier scored the […]

World Cup 2018: Mbappe Brace Edges France Past Argentina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals and Lionel Messi home with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. The 19-year-old forward’s electric pace caused Argentina many problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France overturn a 2-1 deficit. […]

World Cup 2018 Enters Crucial Round of 16 Knockout Stage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Without further ado, the 16 teams that have qualified to play in the second round of the ongoing World Cup are set once again to do battle with each other for the quarter-finals slots. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 16 teams qualified for the knockout stage of the FIFA […]

World Cup 2018: FIFA Defends Fair Play Criteria to Rank Teams

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FIFA has defended the fair play criteria used to rank teams with equal records in the World Cup group stage. Senegal became the first team in World Cup history to be eliminated because of their disciplinary record in Russia. They finished level on points with Group H runners-up Japan, but were shown […]

Everton Striker, Wayne Rooney Signs for DC United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Everton striker Wayne Rooney has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Major League Soccer club DC United. Everton and DC United made this announcement simultaneously Thursday afternoon. The former Manchester United striker will officially complete his move when the US mid-season transfer window opens July 10. There is no transfer fee, but it […]

Shocking as Defending Champions, Germany Crash Out 2018 FIFA World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the ongoing 2018 World Cup tournament after losing to South Korea in Kazan. The German machine was humiliated 2-0 by the ravaging South Koreans. Kim Young-gwon’s 92nd-minute goal, awarded after a Video Assistant Referee VAR decision, left four-time winner Germany on the brink of elimination. […]

World Cup: Saudi Arabia Beat Egypt 2-1; Host Russia Lose 3-0 to Uruguay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With a last-gasp goal by winger Salem Al-Dawsar, the Saudi Arabia on Monday at Volgograd Arena, beat Mohamed Salah Egypt’s side by 2-1 in their last Group A match in the ongoing FIFA world cup tournament in Russia. Salah opened the score line in the 22 minutes of the first half, but the equalizer came through […]

FIFA World Cup: Super Eagles Show Class,  Beat Iceland 2-0

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria Friday recorded a shocking but impressive victory in the ongoing FIFA 2018 world cup in Russia, after a lackey first half in their encounter with the Iceland but returned better, stronger and beat their opponent 2-0. The Nigerian fans and supporters’ call on the Coach Gernot Rohr to start Ahmed Musa […]

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