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Premiership Clubs Set To Meet Over Alternative Plan To Restart Season

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Premier League clubs are set to meet and have a thorough deliberation on what should happen if the season is curtailed today – Thursday. At the meeting, all clubs will be given a say in a detailed debate over how to finalize the league table if the season cannot be completed, though […]

Schalke’s U.S.-Born Player Wears “Justice for George’’ Armband

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Schalke 04’s Weston McKennie showed support on Saturday for protests in the U.S., sparked by the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis. The 21-year-old US-born McKennie wore an armband with the message “Justice for George” during Saturday’s 1-0 Bundesliga defeat at home […]

Premier League Season to Restart June 17

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After several meetings, the Premier League season is set to restart Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The restart match is between Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. The matches are the two games in hand. With these as resumption matches, a full fixture list would be played in the weekend […]

Super Eagles Goalie, Akpeyi, Sets to Become South African Citizen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, is set to become a full-fledged South African citizen this year following his five-year stay in the country. Akpeyi will be issued a South African passport by the country’s government after spending the last five years playing for two clubs in the ABSA Premier League. The 33-year-old linked […]

Okocha Is Africa’s Most Talented Footballer – Diouf

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Senegalese striker, El Hadji Diouf, has stated that former Super Eagles captain, Jay Jay Okocha, is Africa’s most talented footballer and he wonder why the talented midfielder did not clinch many accolades. Speaking to told RSI, the former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers forward, explained that he never said that he was […]

Playing Football With No Fans ‘Sadder Than Dancing With Your Sister’ – Enrique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Luis Enrique, Spain head coach, has likened playing matches behind closed doors as being “sadder than dancing with your own sister”. He stated this in a YouTube channel, Colgados del aro, stressing that football won’t be the same without the crowd. He said: “ Elite football games are likely to be staged […]

Joe Aribo Too Weak to Play For Super Eagles –Taribo West

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West, has stated that Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo, is not strong enough to play for theSuper Eagles. According to dailyrecord.co.uk, the former defender now turned pastor stated that the Scottish club Rangers midfielder is too weak and instead, Oghenekaro Etebo should be used. Taribo said: “I’ve watched […]

Ghana: Women League Boss Upset As Promising Player Gets Pregnant During Covid-19 Lockdown

By Emmanuel Adigwe, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hillary Boateng, Chairperson of Ghana’s Women Premier League Committee, has lamented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, disclosing that a footballer with a promising future has gotten pregnant during the partial lockdown in the country. Boateng who was speaking to Accra-based radio station, Adom FM, stated that she […]

Dortmund, Schalke Meet on Saturday to Restart Bundesliga

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in Germany’s fiercest derby on Saturday but no more than 300 people will be in and around the 80,000 capacity arena due to COVID-19 restrictions as the Bundesliga gets back to business after a two-month break. The Bundesliga is the first major sports league to resume since […]

COVID-19: Five Football Players Test Positive in Spain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than five players have tested positive for coronavirus across Spain’s top two divisions La Liga said the unnamed players are all asymptomatic and are now in isolation. Consequently, the body stated that the players will continue to be tested and can only rejoin training when they return two consecutive negative results. La […]

Yekini’s Mom Not Abandoned, Son’s Lawyer Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Jubril Mohammed, an Ibadan based lawyer and legal adviser to late Super Eagles’ striker, Rashidi Yekini, on Friday stated that the star player’s mother never lacked any care. Mohammed made the remark during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), while reacting to speculations that his former client’s mother […]

Enugu Club Managers Mourn Late FA Chairman, Ofo-Okenwa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu State Grassroots Football Managers Association on Thursday mourned the sudden death of the state Chairman, Chidi Ofo-Okenwa, who died on May 5. The Secretary of the association, Henry Akosa, described the FA boss’ death as unexpected. ”It is unexpected and shocking to us, the managers of grassroots football clubs in Enugu, […]

Enugu FA Chairman, Ofo-Okenwa Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chidi Ofor-Okenwa, the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association (ENSFA) is dead. The media officer of Rangers Football Club, Norbert Okolie and a very close member of the family, who pleaded anonymity confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. They told NAN that Ofo-Okenwa died in his […]

UK Government Wants English Premier League Back “As Soon As Possible’’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UK government’s cabinet minister responsible for sports on Monday said he had been in talks with the English Premier League (EPL). Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sports Secretary, said this was with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible: “I […]

Austria Says Football Training Can Re-Start

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Austrian government said on Wednesday that professional football teams could re-start training to prepare for the resumption of the season, which would be played without fans for the foreseeable future due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. It also added that, when play re-started, the league would be responsible for conducting coronavirus […]

English League Managers Demand COVID-19 Test On Players Before Matches Resume

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Executive of the League Managers’ Association (LMA), Richard Bevan has advised that the football season in England should resume after all players have been tested for coronavirus. Bevan said “tests must be made available first” to NHS workers and patients. Once that’s happened, by all means let’s access it in sport,” he […]

Premier League Clubs Get £20m Stimulus Payments

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In relation to league positioning and television fees, Premier League clubs have been projected to receive sum of £20m in advanced payments, in an effort to ease their cash-flow problems. The 20 clubs have agreed to the funding to cope with the lack of income because of the coronavirus crisis. The partial release of […]

Passports Scandal: Ronaldinho, Brother Regain Freedom; Placed Under House Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Brazilian striker Ronaldinho and his brother have been released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay. Specifically, the forward had spent time in jail along with his brother, Roberto Assis, after being arrested on March 6 and accused of using fake passports. The two had previously been denied bail but […]

Man City Boss, Pep Guardiola Loses Mum To COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died at age 82 in Barcelona, after contracting coronavirus. A post on the club’s social media Monday confirmed the death. The post read: “Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and […]

Canada Withdraws From 2020 Games As Japan, IOC Consider Postponement

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Australia also told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time. Opposition to holding the Games in July rose sharply over […]

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