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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 […]

Women World Cup: France Avoid Upset in Extra-Time Victory Over Brazil

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri’s free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre. Valerie Gauvin, whose first-half goal was disallowed in […]

Grassroot Soccer:  Inter FC Wins Enugu 2019 League

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 edition of the Enugu state football Association FA\YKC soccer league ended on weekend, with Inter. FC of  Ngwo, emerging overall,  Champions, after thrashing Purple Krown Academy Football Club of Uwani Enugu,  3-0 in the final match of the competition. African Examiner Sports reports that the game played […]

South-West, South-South Emerge Champions of Zenith Bank/NFF U-13, U-15 Tournaments

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South West U-13 and the South-South U-15 football teams have emerged winners of the national finals of the Zenith Bank/NFF U-13, U-15 Future Eagles Tournament held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the weekend. South-West U-13 Team thrashed North Central U-13 Team, 5 – 0, to emerge winners of the U-13 […]

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In Paris Over Misconduct, Contract Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has reportedly been arrested. Reports said he was arrested Thursday at the Berri Hotel in Paris, France. He is said to be in France for the FIFA Congress. According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad will be heard by the services of the […]

Ebonyi Rejects Emergence Of Senator Ogba As State FA Chairman

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ebonyi state government through its ministry of Youth and Sports development, has rejected the recent election that produced Senator Obinna Ogba, Chairman of the state football Association FA. African Examiner reports that Ogba, who is the chairman Senate Committee on Sports, was re- elected as the state (FA) chairman on June 1st, […]

Infantino Re-elected As FIFA President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been re-elected for a second term. He was elected Wednesday at the Congress of the world football’s governing body in Paris. The 49-year-old, who took charge of FIFA in February 2016, after the exit of his predecessor Sepp Blatter. He was re-elected unopposed for a […]

UCL: Liverpool Conquer Europe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to win its sixth European title. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick in the second minute and substitute Divock Origi sealed the victory with a low shot from inside the area in the 88th, securing Liverpool the title a […]

NFF Board Member, Okenwa Re-elected Enugu FA Chairman

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A board member of Nigeria’s football governing body, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Hon. Chidi Offor-Okenwa was on Monday re- elected as the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association (ENSFA), for another 4 year tenure. The seasoned soccer administrator and his Vice, were elected unopposed alongside eight other members during the association’s 2019 […]

Bayern Youth Cup: US Emerges Winner; As Rohr Assures Team Nigeria Chance in National Team

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, has promised to monitor how players of Team Nigeria to the 2019 edition of the just concluded FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals  in Germany progresses in coming years, with a view to giving them a chance in the nation’s national youth teams. He said: “We […]

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