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LMC Hammers Rangers FC, Earn N2.750million Fines Over Unruly Conduct

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s defending champion, Rangers International, FC of Enugu has incurred the wrath of the league management company, LMC,over supporters misconduct and breach of the rule of the game during the match Day 1 of the Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL) 2016/17 season played last Sunday at the […]

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS, GABON 2017: Group standing, fixtures and results

  GROUP STANDING Group A: Teams P W L D GF GA GD PTS B/Fasso 3 1 0 2 4 2 2 5 Cameroon 3 1 1 2 3 2 1 5 Gabon 3 0 0 3 2 2 0 3 G/Bissau 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 1 ———————————————————————————— GROUP B: Teams P […]

Roger Federer Returns After Injury; Reaches Australian Open Second Round

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four-time champion Roger Federer has reached the Australian Open second round with a four-set victory over Austria’s Jurgen Melzer in Melbourne. The 35-year-old, who is appearing in his first competitive match in six months after knee injury, won 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-2. Federer, who hit 19 aces in his two-hour […]

FIFA Extends World Cup Teams From 32 to 48 Countries

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world football governing body FIFA has expanded the world cup participating teams to 48 from the former 32. FIFA voted unanimously in favour of the change at a meeting in Zurich Tuesday. With the latest development, an initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage […]

Hull City Appoint Marco Silva As New Coach

Marco Silva

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Marco Silva has been confirmed as the Hull City’s new boss. The 39-year-old Portuguese and former Olympiakos Manager has signed deal whicl will last until the end of the season at the KCOM Stadium. Silva replaced the immediate past Manager Mike Phelan. He was sacked Tuesday with the Tigers bottom […]

Tiger Woods Announces Farmers Insurance Open as 2017 First Event

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tiger Woods has announced his first event for the year (2017) is the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. The event is to kick start January 26, 2017. Woods, a 14-time major winner last played at the Farmers in 2015, but withdrew in the first […]

Hull City Sack Manager, Mike Phelan

Mike Phelan

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hull City have sacked their head coach Mike Phelan. Following the development, the club said they were presently in search of a replacement, and will soon announce the new handler. Phelan had a good start at the Hull City – winning the Manager of the month award for August. The […]

Pep Guardiola Declares His Coaching Career Ends with Manchester City

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola says he is gradually moving to the end of his career. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss also declared that he will not be coaching at 65. Guardiola after his team 2-1 win over Burnley Monday said: “I will be at Manchester for the […]

Multi-Million Naira Ex-Rangers Hall Of Fame Underway

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Enugu Nigeria, (African Examiner) – Ex-Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, South- East Nigeria, have concluded plans to establish a hall of fame for the soccer icons, saying it will be located inside an ultra- Modern complex estimated to gulp over 500 million naira. The complex will also house other money […]

Former Super Eagles Coach Oliseh Gets Dutch Club Job

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed as the head coach of a Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard. Oliseh’s 18-month appointment according to BBC was confirmed on the club’s website. The contract however, has an option to be extended for another season. The owner of the club, […]

Manhester City Elevated After Thrashing Hull City

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City have climbed to second position in the Premier League with a victory over bottom side Hull City. Pep Guardiola’s visitors during the match which was played at the KCOM stadium, were far from their free-flowing best en route to their 12th win of the season, but were good […]

Former England Boss, Sam Allardyce Set to Take Crystal Palace Job

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a brief stay and unceremonious exit late September, former England Manager Sam Allardyce is on the way to replace just sacked Crystal Palace Manager, Alan Pardew. Pardew was sacked Thursday with the club 17th in the Premier League after one win out of 11 games. Allardyce was sighted at the Palace’s training […]

Real Madrid Win Appeal as Transfer Window Ban Reduced

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas), Real Madrid have had their ban on signing players reduced to one transfer window. The Spanish side was originally barred from signing players for two windows by the world governing body FIFA. Despite the ruling, the club remained banned, from […]

SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Players Exodus Loom Over Enugu Rangers

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers international FC of Enugu is currently in a serious fix ahead of the 2017 Confederation of Africa football (CAF) champions’ league, as most of its utility players are threatening to quit the club due to poor remuneration. The club, which is currently the 2015/2016 champions […]

After Protest, Super Falcons Get FG Assurance on Allowance Payment Friday

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After staging another protest Wednesday morning, the Federal Government (FG) has promised to pay members of the Super Falcons their delayed allowance Friday. The protest coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s schedule with the joint session of the National Assembly (NASS) for presentation of the 2017 budget. However, […]

Glo-CAF Awards: Iheanacho, Oshoala, Iwobi Get Nominations

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles’ strikers Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Super Falcons’ forward Asisat Oshoala have been nominated for the Glo-CAF Africa Player of the Year and Africa-based Player Awards. There are seven nominations according to NAN in the 13 other categories released by the Confederation of African Football for the Glo-CAF […]

Bayelsa Plans Squash Tourney As Dickson Promises Quality Facilities

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson says, the state Government will organize a squash tournament in the first quarter of 2017 to promote and propagate the game across the state. The Governor, who stated this at an invitational Squash tournament held to celebrate the 55th birthday anniversary of the Permanent Secretary in charge of […]

PL: Arsenals Move After Wiping Stoke

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenals have moved up in the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Stoke at Emirates Stadium, 3-1. The England club took the lead when Charlie Adam’s penalty after Granit Xhaka elbowed Joe Allen was properly utilized. Again, Theo Walcott who came in as a substitute converted Hector’s […]

Veteran Golfer Maximilian Zechmann, Dies in Ladies

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A golfer caddie Maximilian Zechmann has died after collapsing at the Dubai Ladies Masters. The 56-year-old golfer was caddying for France’s Anne-Lise Caudal when he collapsed on the 13th fairway. He was treated by medics but died in hospital. The Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Ladies’ European Tour, Ivan […]

Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho Sanctioned Over Violent Conduct

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following their violent conduct, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho have been slammed with various ban periods. While Aguero was banned for four matches, his team mate was sanctioned for three games. The latest ban makes it the second dismissal earned by 28-year-old Aguero in the current season. The […]

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AFCON GABON 2017 Results:

Latest Results:
(Group D) 21 January 2017
• Ghana 1 - 0 Mali
• Egypt 1 - 0 Uganda

(Group A) 22 January 2017
• G/Bissau 0 - 2 Burkina Faso
• Cameroon 0 - 0 Gabon

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