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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 […]

AFCON 2019: Mixed Feelings Trail Super Eagles Provisional Players List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some soccer fans and journalists have expressed divergent opinions on Super Eagles’ 25-man provisional list for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) just released by Coach Gernot Rohr. Preparation of the senior national team towards AFCON was hot-up when Rohr released the 25-man provisional list on Tuesday for camping in Asaba. The composition […]

Beckham Gets 6-Month Driving Ban For Using Phone

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former England national football team captain David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after admitting on Thursday to using his mobile phone while driving. Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, admitted using his mobile phone as he drove his Bentley through central London in November last […]

Nigeria May Host 2020 Para Power Lifting World Championship

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …As Enugu Emerge Winner Of 1st South East Tourney (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria is to host the 2020 edition of the World Cup Para Powerlifting and 2021 intercontinental Championship, President of the Power Lifting Federation of Nigeria, Queen Nwankwo, has hinted just as Team Enugu emerged overall winners in the just concluded south- East […]

Chukwu’s Kinsmen Hail Otedola, Ugwuanyi, Others for Intervention

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kinsmen of ailing ex-Super Eagles Coach and captain, Christian Chukwu were weekend expressed appreciation to Nigeria’s business mogul, Femi Otedola, Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Rangers FC management, Nigeria football federation, NFF, among others for their intervention in Chukwu’s health challenges. They spoke weekend at Chukwu’s Enugu residence during a […]

Chelsea Seal Champions League Spot As Arsenal, Man U Slip

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Blues watched with glee as all of their top-four rivals dropped points over the weekend to guarantee their return to Europe’s top table Chelsea have become the third Premier League club to seal qualification to the 2019-20 Champions League after both Arsenal and Manchester United dropped points on Sunday. It marks […]

Otedola Presents USD50,000 Cheque to Chukwu For Treatment Abroad

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s business mogul, and chief Executive officer (CEO) of Forte Oil, Chief Femi  Otedeola has fulfilled his promise of footing the medical bills of ailing ex-super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, as he presented a cheque of 50,000 (fifty thousand dollars), about 18, million naira  to the family for his […]

Everton Thrash Woeful Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A woeful Manchester United suffered their fifth straight away defeat, in all competitions, with a 4-0 English Premier League (EPL) hammering by a vibrant Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Manchester United did not manage a shot on target until the 86th minute. It was not surprising then that they fell to […]

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, […]

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