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Saudi Arabia World Cup Team Plane Catches Fire Mid Air

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi Arabia’s official team plane caught fire in midair as they travelled to their next World Cup match. Flames were seen from the engine as the Russian Airlines Airbus was en route to Rostov where they take on Uruguay on Wednesday. An official statement from the football association read: “The Saudi Football […]

Ronaldo’s Sensational Hat Trick Denies Spain Perfect World Cup Start

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, Diego Costa countered with two goals, and the 2018 World Cup’s first full day got a welcome shot of energy as Portugal rallied on a late Ronaldo free kick to salvage a 3-3 tie with Spain. Ronaldo, who had scored on a penalty kick in the […]

WORLD CUP: Super Subs Seal Dream Start for Russia

Photo: Denis Cheryshev (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia got off to the perfect start for the hosts as the Russian national team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, using three goals from substitutes, including two from Denis Cheryshev. Russia scored just 12 minutes into the match thanks to a […]

Dr Wiebe Boer Resurrects Nigeria’s Football History in New Book

L-R: Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State; Dr. Wiebe Boer, author of THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL IN NIGERIA; Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF); Olusegun Awolowo, MD, NEPC; and Osagie Okunbor, MD, SPDC at the formal presentation of Dr. Boer’s new book about the history of football in Nigeria, released in Lagos ahead of the […]

Abramovich Not Ready to Sell Chelsea -Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Britain’s richest man has had a bid to buy Chelsea football club turned down by Roman Abramovich, according to British media reports. The Daily Mail reported that Jim Ratcliffe, the chairman and chief executive of multinational petrochemicals group Ineos, expressed an interest in the Premier League club which the Russian has owned […]

Yaya Toure Says Pep Guardiola Often Has Problems With African Players

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola “often has problems with Africans”, says ex-Blues midfielder Yaya Toure. The Ivorian, who left City in May after eight years at the club, says he wants to “break the myth” about Guardiola, whom he describes as “jealous”. “Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in […]

Injured Serena Williams Withdraws from French Open

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open. The sudden development occurred before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova due to an injury which affected her serve. It would be recalled that the American last week made a successful return to Grand Slam tennis with a 7-6 […]

Russia 2018 World Cup:  Rohr Releases Super Eagles Final List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has released the final list of 23 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship in Russia. Rohr announced the names of the players Sunday in London. The tournament starts on 14 June, with Nigeria drawn with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D. The Full Squad according to […]

Zidane to Quit Real Madrid Despite Champion League Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former French International Zinedine Zidane has declared that he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss. Zidane’s declaration was made five days after leading the team to a third straight Champions League triumph, saying the club needs “a different voice”. He has also guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles […]

Victor Moses Arrives Eagles Camp Ahead of Nigeria-England Friendly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea FC star Victor Moses Thursday joined his Super Eagles teammates in their London camp ahead of their pre-World Cup friendly against England at Wembley Saturday. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on its verified Twitter handle confirmed Moses’ arrival, stating that all the expected Eagles players are in camp now. “Victor Moses has […]

Eze Wishes Eagles Well After Missing Russia 2018 List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stephen Eze on Wednesday gave voice to his disappointment at not making the Super Eagles’ Russia 2018 World Cup list, after being dropped from the trip to England. Eze, alongside home-based forward Junior Lokosa, goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye and defender Uche Agbo were cut from a 26-man provisional list released on Wednesday. The […]

Egypt’s Salah a Doubt For World Cup, Liverpool’s Manager Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER0 – Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohamed Salah could miss next month’s World Cup in Russia after suffering a suspected shoulder injury in Saturday’s 3-1 UEFA Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. Liverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp confirmed this to reporters during his post-match news conference on Saturday. Salah left the field in tears in […]

Sports: Unai Emery Replaces Wenger as Arsenal Manager

Photo: Unai Emery (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal has confirmed Unai Emery confirmed as the club’s head coach. The confirmation of the 46-year-old was made by the Gunners’ Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis. Emery joined Arsenal after leaving the French champions PSG after guiding them to the Ligue 1 title. The Spaniard also won four domestic cups with […]

Brighton Sign Nigeria Defender, Leon Balogun on 2-Year Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun with the free agent signing a two-year deal, the Premier League side said, according to media reports on Wednesday. Balogun, 29, arrives at the south coast side after reaching the end of his contract with German side Mainz. The tall centre-back […]

Super Eagles Friendly Match:  DR Congo Players Will Be Screened for Ebola, Says Dalung

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Super Eagles prepare for their friendly with the DR Congo, the Minister of Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung has confirmed that the visiting players will be screened for Ebola Virus Disease EVD when they arrive Nigeria. The Match is scheduled for next Monday, May 27, 2018 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. […]

Atletico Madrid Sink Marseille to Lift Europa League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann struck twice as they beat hapless Olympique de Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the third time. Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico took the lead when Andre-Frank Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s pass out and Gabi intercepted before […]

Russia 2018: Super Eagles Coach Releases 30-Man Provisional List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup tournament to be hosted by Russia. The listed players are mostly those who were featured in the qualifying matches. The Super Eagles Manager picked four goalkeepers and they include: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Dele […]

Mo Salah Breaks Premier League Goal Records, Wins Golden Boot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mohamed Salah broke the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season and claimed the league’s Golden Boot award in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Brighton at Anfield on Sunday. Salah scored his 32nd goal of the league campaign in the 26th minute as he turned sharply inside the box […]

Mohammed, Tomlinson Emerge Winners of 2018 Chamberlain Squash Open

Photo: CSO Promoter, Chamberlain Usoh (right); the first runner’s up, Youssef Soliman and the overall winner, Zahed Mohammed (left) after the final games Saturday By Tajudeen Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Egyptian, Zahed Mohammed Saturday won cash prize of $25, 000 as he emerged the star winner of the just concluded 2nd edition of Chamberlain Squash Open CSO […]

SPORTS: Promoter Vows to Support Nigeria Squash Players to Become World Class

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aspiring Nigerian youngsters in Squash game have been promised that they will be supported to reach the greater height in in realizing their dream. The Promoter of Chamberlain Squash Open CSO Chamberlain Usoh, made the promise Wednesday at Teslim Balogun Stadium ahead of main matches to kick start the 2018 edition […]

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