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Wrestling: Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Adekuoroye Eyes World Championship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gold medalist at the recently-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games, Odunayo Adekuoroye has declared that her next target is to win gold medal in Budapest, Hungary October this year, at the upcoming World Wrestling Championships. Speaking with the newsmen Thursday in Abuja, Adekuoroye who missed out from becoming the first African female world […]

Pinnick to Eagles: Win World Cup Get $24m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing 24 million dollars if they play in the final of the 2018 World Cup. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the World Cup will hold from June 14 to […]

Manchester City Win Premier League Title After Man United Loss At Old Trafford

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City have won the Premier League title after second-place Manchester United were stunned 1-0 at home by West Bromwich Albion. Pep Guardiola’s side are now uncatchable at the top of the table after United’s shock defeat to the bottom-of-the-table Baggies after Jay Rodriguez’s 73rd-minute strike sealed their fate. City re-established […]

SPORTS: Man City One Win From Premier League Title After Defeating Spurs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Blues blended incisive attacking with resolute defending as they secured an impressive victory that moves them just three points from the title. In many ways, Manchester City’s battling win over Tottenham was the perfect response to their troubling week. Sure, Pep Guardiola would have probably wanted his side to have built […]

Liverpool Beat City to Advance to Champions League Semi-Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool reached the Champions League semifinals after recovering from conceding a goal inside two minutes against Manchester City to win 2-1 thanks to second-half strikes by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Gabriel Jesus’ early goal raised belief inside Etihad Stadium that one of the most unlikely Champions League comebacks was […]

14 Killed, 3 Injured in Canada’s Hockey Players Bus Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 14 people have been killed, while three critically injured in a crash involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Humboldt Broncos team, with members aged between 16 and 21, were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry […]

Pogba, Mkhitaryan Indicate Interest to Join City, Says Pep; Agent, United Deny Claim

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Friday opened up and claimed that his club were offered the chance to buy Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United in January. Guardiola further claimed that the pair’s agent, Mino Raiola, contacted him and told him the midfielders were available. The City boss said: “Two […]

Liverpool Blow City Out in Champions League First Leg

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool have set a club record for goals scored in a Champions League campaign after a first-half blitzing of Manchester City at Anfield. Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane scored before halftime as Liverpool took a 3-0 lead over the runaway Premier League leaders in the Champions League quarter-final first leg […]

Spurs Humble Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 3-1 Victory

Photo: Dele Alli celebrates his goal against Chelsea Dele Alli starred for Tottenham with two goals in a superb 3-1 comeback win against Premier League champions Chelsea to secure Spurs’ first victory at at Stamford Bridge since 1990. Alvaro Morata headed Chelsea in front after Hugo Lloris failed to claim a routine cross, but Christian […]

Russia 2018: FIFA Names 36 Referees, 63 Assistants, 99 Other Officials

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world Football Governing body FIFA has named a total of 36 referees, 63 Assistant referees and 99 match officials’ for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In a statement issued Thursday by the body’s Referees Commission; among the match officials who represent 46 countries is Felix Brych of Germany. The veteran […]

Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Others For Governor Dickson’s Unity Cup Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gborigbhoa John Jonah (rtd) will on Friday lead other notable personalities to the finals of the Governor Dickson Unity Cup code named the Ogbia Challenge. Others billed to attend the grand event are the Obanoban of Ogbia, His Royal Majesty Charles Owaba, King A.J […]

Champions League draw: Liverpool Face City in Q/Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City will face Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool inflicted City’s only Premier League defeat of the season at Anfield on 14 January, after they were thumped 5-0 at Etihad Stadium in September. The first leg is at Anfield on 4 April, with the return on 10 April. City director […]

Arsenal Outclass Poor AC Milan In Europa League Q/Final First Leg

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal eased to victory over AC Milan to move towards a place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League and end a run of four consecutive defeats in the process. The Gunners were at a low ebb heading to Italy after poor performances and damaging losses had seen the pressure cranked up […]

WACOL Takes Violence Against Women Campaign to Football Pitch

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based non governmental organization, NGO, Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL) on Thursday took the fight against women violence to football pitch, as it  engaged the Junior Rangers International FC of Enugu in a novelty match. The exercise which took place at the Rangers stadium Enugu, was  part […]

Russia 2018: FIFA World Cup Trophy Arrives Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world Cup trophy has arrived Nigeria. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The original Cup arrived Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, aboard a chartered flight. Among the top Government functionaries who witnessed the arrival were the Sports Minister Comrade Solomon Dalung, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF President Mr. Amaju Pinnick among […]

Real Madrid, Liverpool Coast Into Champions League Quarter-finals

Another Champions League goal for Cristiano Ronaldo sent holders Real Madrid through to the quarter-finals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night. Two Bernabeu strikes from Ronaldo had given Real a 3-1 lead heading into the second-leg decider in Paris, and the Ballon d’Or holder headed his 117th goal […]

Premiership: Manchester City Ease Past Chelsea at Etihad

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal as Manchester City took another stride towards the Premier League title with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea. The scoreline did not reflect City’s dominance of a one-sided contest at the Etihad Stadium, with fading champions Chelsea offering little as they slipped to a fourth defeat in five league games. […]

Governor Dickson Cup: 16 Bayelsa Communities Qualify for 2nd Phase

Photo: Governor Henry Dickson …Organisers Plan to Provide Viewing Centers For Russia 2018 World Cup (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sixteen communities in Bayelsa State will on Monday commence a fresh battle in the second phase of the Governor Dickson Unity Cup also dubbed; The Ogbia Challenge. The communities according to the organizers qualified for the phase […]

EUFA: Neymar Doesn’t Need Surgery; May Likely Play Next Week Against Real -Coach

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Paris St-Germain PSG Coach Unai Emery has denied reports  that the world’s most expensive player and forward Neymar will need surgery, thus having “small chance” of playing next Tuesday cracker against Real Madrid. The decisive Champions League match is the last-16 second-leg tie against the Spanish side. The 26-year-old Brazilian […]

SPORTS: Manchester United Climb Back to Second After Win Over Chelsea

Jesse Lingard caused Old Trafford to reverberate with noise after his 75th-minute header sealed a win that took Manchester United back into second place ahead of Liverpool. The creator was Romelu Lukaku, his neat cross finding the substitute, after the No 9’s first goal for United against top-six opposition had cancelled out Willian’s opener. José […]

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