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U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Defeat Angola; Qualify For Semi-Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria Wednesday defeated their Angolan counterpart 1-0 to qualify for the semi-finals in the ongoing U-17 AFCON tournament in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Similarly, Nigeria has also qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup slated for Brazil later in the year. The Manu Garba-tutored Eaglets had earlier beaten the […]

Nigeria’s Blind Football Team Defeats Selected African Opponents

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first ever continental blind women football competition took place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu, with Nigeria’s National Blind Women Football Team known as “Star Falcons” defeating a selected Africa Blind Women Football team from three countries 2-0. African Examiner sports reports that Players of the visiting African Team were selected from Ivory Coast, […]

Mane, Salah Send Liverpool Back to Top of Premier League Table

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -A spectacular strike from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool maintain their two-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race with a crucial 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday. City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday meaning Liverpool have 85 points with four games to go and City […]

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Beat Tanzania In Opening Match At U-17 AFCON

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets won their opening match at the 13th Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 5-4 against hosts Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. It was a match which saw the hosts collapsing in the latter part of the match against the five-time world champions. The Eaglets missed several scoring […]

Football Legends Weah, Drogba, Others to Feature In Amobode’s Farewell Match In May

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some world Football Legends such as the incumbent Liberian President, George Weah and Ivorian, Didier Drogba, among others have been shortlisted to participate in the outgoing Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match slated for next month. The organising committee for the match confirmed Wednesday that the game has […]

Soccer Legend, Pele Leaves Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brazilian soccer legend Pele Monday was discharged from a French hospital. Report said the exit followed confirmation that the soccer icon was recovering from a urinary infection. Pele, 78, was admitted to the hospital in Paris last week Wednesday with a fever after attending an event in the city with French World Cup-winner […]

Watford Breeze Into FA Cup Final In Impressive Fightback

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Watford produced one of the great FA Cup comebacks by coming from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 after extra time of a memorable semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Two-goal substitute Gerard Deulofeu proved Watford’s hero on Sunday as they reached the English FA Cup final for the first time in […]

Spurs Goalie, Lloris Accepts Responsibility For Liverpool’s Late Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hugo Lloris has accepted responsibility for conceding Tottenham’s costly second goal against Liverpool. The France goalkeeper failed to hold onto Mohamed Salah’s back-post header in the 90th minute and dropped the ball onto the leg of Toby Alderweireld before it rolled into the net, sealing the Reds’ 2-1 victory. Lloris believes both […]

Wasteful Bayern Stumble In Title Race as Dortmund Win

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Champions Bayern Munich stumbled to a 1-1 draw at Freiburg on Saturday to hand the Bundesliga top spot back to Borussia Dortmund who beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-0. The Bavarians, who had won 13 of their previous 14 league games, cancelled out Lucas Hoeler’s third-minute strike with Robert Lewandowski’s 199th Bundesliga goal in […]

SPORTS: Amuneke Leads Tanzania to First AFCON in 39 Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzania ended their 39-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) appearance as former Super Eagles’ winger Emmanuel Amuneke guided the Taifa Stars to automatic qualification for Egypt 2019 courtesy a 3-0 home win against Uganda. The erstwhile Golden Eaglets manager took charge of the East African side in August and […]

NPFL: Rangers Beat Visiting  Remo Stars 5-2

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers International FC of Enugu on  Sunday whitewashed visiting Remo Stars Football Club of Sagamu 5-2  in week 12 of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu, South- East Nigeria. With the victory, the Enugu club side, which recently crashed out of […]

Rangers, Lobi Crash  Out of CAF Cup Competitions

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The only Nigeria’s representative in the ongoing 2018/2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) ,Rangers International FC  of Enugu on Sunday crashed out of the competition, after visiting club Sportive Sfaxien of Tunisia beat them 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. African Examiner Sports reports that the water […]

Liverpool Ease Past Bayern Munich To Reach UEFA Quarter-Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Sadio Mane scored twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 2017/2018 finalists nullified their German opponents with a dominant performance that sent them through to the last eight. After the last 16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took […]

Man City Under UEFA’s Investigation Over Financial Fair Play Violation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City are being investigated by Uefa over alleged financial fair play violations. The continental Football body confirmed Thursday that the investigation “will focus on several alleged violations of FFP that were recently made public in various media outlets”. A German newspaper Der Spiegel has published a series of claims, based on […]

Manchester United Stun PSG, Advance to Q/Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Marcus Rashford scored a last-gasp penalty kick awarded after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervention for Manchester United to stun Paris St Germain (PSG) 3-1 away on Wednesday. The victory helped the English side to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on away goals rule after a 3-3 aggregate scoreline. Never in […]

FC Bayern Youth Cup in Nigeria Targets 10,000 Participants in 2020

…As Kano Stars Win 2019 Edition (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Organizers of the prestigious FC Bayern Youth Cup Nigeria tournament, says it is targeting about 10,000 participants across Nigeria in  the 2020 edition. Director and VOE Foundation representative in Nigeria, Mr. Victor Edeh disclosed this Monday via a statement he made available to Sports writers in […]

CAF Cup: Visiting Etoile du Sahel Beat Rangers in Enugu

Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Visiting Etoile Sportive du Sahel football club of Tunisia Sunday afternoon at the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu, humiliated Rangers Inter. Fc of Enugu 2-0 before its teeming fans in the 2nd leg group (B) match day 4 in  the ongoing 2018/2019 Total Confederation cup. African Examiner […]

Relegation: Fulham Sack Ranieri As Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Struggling English Premier League (EPL) club Fulham sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager on Thursday, after a little over three months in charge. The Italian won just 12 points in 16 games after taking over, leaving the club second from bottom and 10 points from safety with just 10 games to go. In […]

Liverpool Back On Top After Old Trafford Stalemate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool failed to capitalise on Manchester United’s extraordinary string of injury setbacks but Sunday’s intense goalless draw was enough to see Jurgen Klopp’s men return to the Premier League summit. The latest battle between English football’s two most successful clubs was a typically tense affair as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side looked […]

Eintracht, Arsenal March into Europa League Last 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal beat BATE Borisov 3-0 to reach the Europa League last 16 after a 1-0 first-leg defeat by the Belarus champions  on Thursday. The London club were joined by Eintracht Frankfurt, who earned a 6-3 aggregate victory over Shakhtar Donetsk. Salzburg were also big winners as their 4-0 home rout of Club […]

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