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Aguero Collapses at Halftime as Nigeria Beat Argentina 4-2

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly after taking a two-goal lead on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Federation (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half, was taken away for […]

Russia 2018: Sweden Stop Italy From Going to World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -One of world football’s most storied and successful teams will not be heading to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Italy, who have appeared at the finals of every World Cup since missing out in 1958, were held to a goalless draw by Sweden in Milan. The Swedes advance to next summer’s tournament […]

Thailand Court Admits Alleged $420m Tax Evasion Suit Against  Leicester City

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Thai anti-corruption court has admitted a suit accusing the Leicester City Football Club owner, King Power of the sum of $420m unpaid taxes. An official of Bangkok’s Corruption court in an interview told reporters that the court has agreed to hear the case. The case is considered to be a rare […]

FIFA World Cup: More Nations Qualify for Russia 2018

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With Switzerland qualification Saturday, the 27 out of the Nations that will participate in the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament have been decided. From the Europe are countries such as: Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Poland, the host, Russia, Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal and Switzerland. Nigeria which first qualified as well as Egypt, […]

West Ham Appoint David Moyes as New Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Everton and Manchester United Boss David Moyes has been appointed as the new West Ham Manager. Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic, who was sacked Monday with the club which is currently in the Premier League relegation zone. The Manager has been out of work since May 2017, when he resigned as Sunderland […]

Emenalo Quits as Chelsea’s Technical Director

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s ex-international Michael Emenalo has resigned from his position as Chelsea technical director, the club has confirmed. The 52-year-old, one of owner Roman Abramovich’s most trusted advisors, has left Chelsea after 10 years working across the scouting and technical departments amid reports of tensions between head coach Antonio Conte and the club’s […]

Premiership: Man City overpower Arsenal 3-1 at Etihad

…As Chelsea Edge Man U 1-0 at Stamford bridge (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Man City Sunday made it nine wins in a row as they extend their lead at the top of the table as they defeated Arsenal 3-1 at Etihad stadium.   The goals from trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, who was honoured […]

SPORTS: Enugu Rangers Unveil Ogunbote as New Technical Adviser

Photo: Gbenga Ogunbote signing his contract as the new Technical Adviser of the Rangers Int’l FC. From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Nigeria …As Owumi Assumes GM Position (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state government Wednesday unveiled immediate past chief coach of Enyimba  Inter. FC of Aba, Abia state Southeast Nigeria,Gbenga Ogunbote as the new Technical Adviser of […]

Jubilation as England Overpower Spain to Lift FIFA U-17 World Cup

England Under-17s are world champions thanks to an inspired second-half performance in which they overturned a two-goal deficit with five unanswered goals. A talented Spain team were 2-0 ahead just past the half-hour but England, a side packed with attacking talent, recovered to win 5-2 thanks in large part to Manchester City’s Phil Foden and […]

FIFA Under-17: England, Spain Through to Final

England striker, Rhian Brewster Celebrates one of his goals  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With a hat-trick from the Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, making the match to end in 3-1 over Brazil, England have made it to the Under-17 World Cup final. Brewster took his chances clinically and was assisted by the impressive Manchester City midfielder Phil […]

Everton Fires Koeman After Disastrous Start of Season

Ronald Koeman paid the price for Everton’s poor start to the season, losing his job Monday with the team in the Premier League relegation zone despite spending about $200 million on new players. The Dutchman was dismissed two months into his second season in charge following a 5-2 loss to Arsenal on Sunday. That left […]

EXCLUSIVE: Sacked Rangers Staffs Refuse to Vacate Offices, Hand Over Properties

From Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over a month governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state dissolved the Board and management of Rangers Inter. FC, over abysmal performance in the Nigeria professional football league NPFL, workers of the club have bluntly refused to vacate their respective offices as well as hand over all properties in […]

Despite Everton Relegation Threat, Koeman Says It’s Not too Late

Photo: Everton Manager, Ronald Koeman (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite their relegation in the Premier League, Manager Ronald Koeman has boasted he can turn Everton’s fortunes around. The club suffered a 5-2 defeat by Arsenal at Goodison Park. Everton were embarrassed in front of their fans, and have not won in five games in all competitions. While […]

FIFA Ranking: Germany, Brazil Lead;   Nigeria now 41st

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With Germany being rated the first in the world, Nigeria has moved up to the 41st position in the latest FIFA’s ranking. While Germany scored 1631 to become first, Nigeria recorded 791 points as against the previous points of 696 to occupy the present position. The second country in the world according […]

Leicester City Sack Manager, Craig Shakespeare

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Just four months after he signed a three-year permanent deal with it, Leicester City has sacked its Manager Craig Shakespeare. The club is third from bottom in the Premier League they have not won any of their past six league matches. Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title winner Claudio Ranieri in February 2017, initially […]

Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley Puts Up Club For Sale

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Owner of the Premier League club, Newcastle United Mike Ashley has put it up for sale. The club has been relegated twice from the English top flight during Ashley’s 10-year reign. After winning promotion last season, Rafael Benitez’s side are ninth in the Premier League after eight matches. According to a statement, […]

Soccer, Great Poverty Alleviation Instrument, Says NNL Boss, Okenwa

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Chairman of Nigeria National League, (NNL), Chidi Offor Okenwa, has identified the round leather game, football, as one of the “greatest instrument for poverty alleviation in the contemporary globe, including Nigeria, saying gone are the days when it  was merely for entertainment. He noted that the sports has launched scores of […]

Conte Laments Chelsea Shocking Loss to Crystal Palace

Chelsea boss: Antonio Conte (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Antonio Conte lamented the lack of “personality” in Chelsea’s performance after they slipped nine points behind Manchester City with a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. An own goal from Cesar Azpilicueta and Wilfried Zaha’s second-half strike condemned Chelsea to their third Premier League loss of the season at Selhurst […]

2018 Russia: Coach Bruce Arena Quits After US Failed to Qualify

Photo: Bruce Arena BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the team failed to qualify for 2018 the World Cup finals, United States Coach Bruce Arena has relinquished his role. US were defeated 2-1 in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday. The failure by the team to qualify for the world Football tournament is the first since 1986. […]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Qualify for 2018 World Cup, Smash Zambia’s Hope

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles have made it to the 2018 World Cup final in Russia, as they defeated Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 Saturday in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi scored the only and winning goal of the match, giving Nigeria 13 points to lead Group […]

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