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Tom Wood Recalled To England Squad, Despite Injury


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After staying on the sideline, Northampton flanker Tom Wood has been recalled to the England squad for the autumn internationals. Coach Eddie Jones dropped Wood since taking charge after the 2015 World Cup, but picked him for the first time despite the back-row injury crisis. The 29-years-old Wood with 42 […]

Ex-Arsenal Keeper Seaman, Calls For Wenger’s Contract Renewal


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Arsenal Goalkeeper David Seaman has urged the English club side to renew contract with the Manger, Arsene Wenger. Seaman said: “I hope he stays, they should go all out to keep him.” The 66-year-old Manager has won nine major trophies with Arsenal and marked his 20 years in charge, […]

Messi Returns After 3 Weeks Break With Winning For Barca


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After three weeks break, Argentina Striker Lionel Messi returned with a goal, to seal a winning for the La Liga champions, Barcelona comfortably against Deportivo La Coruna. Messi who just recovered from a groin complication, scored fourth seconds after coming off the bench during the match played at the Nou […]

Mourinho Urges Manchester United, Liverpool Fans To Be Polite

Chelsea Boss, Jose Mourihno

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has appealed to his club and Liverpool fans not to overshadow Monday’s game at Anfield with disrespectful chants. The two clubs were fined by UEFA after their Europa League last-16 tie in last season, as supporters mocked tragedies suffered by both sides. Mourinho said: “I […]

Tennis Investigators Probe Allegation Of Match Fixing At 2016 Wimbledon


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tennis investigators are still assessing allegation of a match fixing, at this year’s Wimbledon, after suspicious betting patterns were reported. However, The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), which was set up in 2008 to detect any corrupt act, is yet to reveal the particular match it is investigating. Still, the Unit said […]

Doping: Russian Sharapova’s Suspension 2 –Year Ban Reduced To 15 Months


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russian Maria Sharapova’s appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against her two-year ban, has turned out to be successful, as her sanction on doping, has now been reduced to 15 months. Five-time Grand Slam winner, was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for two years […]

Enugu Rangers Win Nigeria League 32 Years After


By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers International FC of Enugu has emerged the winner of the 2015/ 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPLF). The 32 years trophy jinx was broken after the Enugu club side, humiliated their visiting opponents, EL Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri 4-0 in the week 38 and final match […]

Arsene Wenger, Tottenham Manager, Pochettino Ready For England Job


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and his Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino have declared they are open to succeed the immediate past England Manager Sam Allardyce in the future. The Football Association is searching for a new England Coach following Sam Allardyce’s depature just 67 days after his appointment due to a […]

Scam: Allardyce Regrets Action; Accepts Setback


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former England Manager Sam Allardyce seems to regret self-antics leading to his exit, but declared there is little he could do, as “entrapment has won”. Allardyce unavoidably stepped down only 67 days after his appointment, due to publication by Daily Telegraph – an investigation which exposed that the embattled Coach […]

400,000 Pounds Deal: Wenger Insists Sam Allardyce Must Clear The Air


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger said the England Coach Sam Allardyce must clear his names in the alleged 400,000 pounds deal. An investigation conducted by Daily Telegraph alleged that 61-year-old Allardyce, used his role to negotiate a 400,000 pounds deal and also offered advice on how to “get around” rules on […]

Stakeholders Kick Against FIFA Over Anti-Racism Taskforce Scrap


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the criticism that its action is “shameful”, the world Football governing body FIFA has defended its decision to scrap the anti-racism taskforce. The Taskforce Against Racism and Discrimination was set up in 2013 to develop measures to tackle the challenge. Former FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said: “For […]

Man City Coach, Guardiola Demands Apology From Toure Over Comments


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has declared he will not pick Yaya Toure until he tenders apology over comments to a team-mates by his agent. Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, said the midfielder had been “humiliated” and Guardiola should apologize to him if City do not win the competition. Consequently, Guardiola […]

Rangers Suspend Barton For Three Weeks Over Verbal Attack


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers have suspended Joey Barton for three weeks, over a heated argument with a team-mate, Andy Halliday. The suspension was announced six days after he was sent home from training. Barton, 34, who admitted guilt, uttered some offensive expressions to fellow midfielder Halliday. Rangers in a statement said the club […]

Rio Paralympics: Buhari Commends Nigeria’s Team For Outstanding Performance


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the just concluded Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil. President Buhari in a statement issued Monday by his SSA on Media and Publicity; Garba Shehu joined all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud by […]

Rio Paralympics: Iran Para-Cyclist Dies After Crash In Road Race


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing Paralympics in Rio Saturday recorded a major setback, as an Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, died after a crash during the men’s C4-5 road race. An investigation into the circumstances leading to the accident and death of the 48 – year-old para-cyclist has been launched. However, the International Paralympic […]

Rio Paralympic: Nigeria Clinches First Medal


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has recorded her first medal at the ongoing Rio Paralympic as one of its athletes, Latifat Tijani won medal in women’s Power Lifting. Specifically, Tijani won silver in the women’s 45kg after lifting 106kg. The Nigerian representative trailed behind Chinese Hu Dandan, who broke the world paralympic record of […]

SV Darmstadt 98 Honour Late Passionate Supporter; Rename Stadium After Him


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – German Bundesliga side, SV Darmstadt 98 has renamed their stadium in memory of a supporter Jonathan Heimes who died in March. Late Heimes while still alive raised hundreds of thousands of euros for charity before he lost battle with cancer, at age 26. Following the development, the Merck-Stadion am Boellen […]

US Open 2016: Djokovic Demonstrates Superiority; Defeats Kyle Edmund


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Novak Djokovic has again stamped his authority at the US Open with a 6-2 6-1 6-4 fourth-round win over former world number one Kyle Edmund. Edmund, who is the former world number 84, defeated two seeds to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time. He […]

Abysmal Performance: Let’s Go Back to Grass Root Sports, Enugu Soccer Enthusiast Advises Handlers


 …Floats Community Soccer Tourney By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA, 4-9-2016, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based soccer enthusiast, Chief Anene Aniwene, has stressed the need for Nigeria’s sports handlers, especially the round leader game, football, to go back to the basis, (school sports),as it remains the only panacea for the nation’s continued abysmal performance […]

Rio 2016: Australian Cycling Champion Michael Gallagher Banned Over Failed Drug Test


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Australian Paralympics cycling champion Michael Gallagher has been banned from participating in the forthcoming Rio Games for testing positive to outlawed substance – EPO. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (Asada) declared that the cyclist would not be allowed to compete in Rio while the investigation on the matter will be […]

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