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Champions League: Mane Hits Hat-trick As Liverpool Destroy Porto

Photo: Liverpool’s forward, Saido Mane (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jürgen Klopp had declared that Liverpool can compete with the best and there was that swagger as they brushed aside Porto to deliver the biggest home defeat in the Portuguese club’s proud history and a devastating Champions League display that spoke of a team believing it can […]

Premiership: City Drop Points at Burnley as Arsenal Thrash Everton

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pep Guardiola absolved Raheem Sterling of the blame for Manchester City’s failure to win at Burnley. Sterling side-footed wide in front of an open goal in the second half when City was leading through Danilo’s strike on Saturday. Burnley made the most of the reprieve, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson snatching a 1-1 […]

Soccer: Enugu FA Produces FIFA Badge Referee Plus Other Achievements

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state football Association (ENSFA), says despite numerous challenges, associated with soccer development in Nigeria, it has recorded impressive feat in the last few years, including producing a FIFA badge  Referee,  Miss Patience Ndidi Madu. It hinted that aside the newly graded Madu, who was decorated in Enugu […]

Bournemouth Trash Chelsea 3-0 At Stamford Bridge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bournemouth’s three-goal victory at defending champions Chelsea is their “best result” in the Premier League, says manager Eddie Howe. Second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake secured the Cherries’ first away win in seven league matches as Chelsea suffered their joint-heaviest loss of the season. This is Bournemouth’s third […]

Dortmund Striker Aubameyang Joins Arsenal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal have signed Gabon striker and the 2015 African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for a club record £56m. The English club had two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing to a fee that eclipses their £46.5m for Alexandre Lacazette in July. Dortmund finally agreed […]

Sports: Ozil Renews Contract With Arsenal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Midfielder, Mesut Ozil has signed another three-and-a-half-year contract with the Arsenal. The new deal has extended his tenure till 2021 summer. The German midfielder broke the Arsenal record; as the first highest-paid player- earning about £350,000 a week before tax. The news deal follows months of speculation about the future of the […]

Daniel Sturridge Joins West Brom on Loan from Liverpool

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has joined West Brom on loan for the rest of the season. Sturridge was linked with Inter Milan and Newcastle in recent weeks but a source has told Sky Sports News he chose West Brom for family reasons. The 28-year-old England striker will be able to play in […]

Roger Federer Wins 6th Australian Open, 20th Grand Slam Title

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roger Federer has won his 6th Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title. Federer won the just concluded Championship with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic. The Swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1. With the […]

Mourinho Signs New Contract With United

BALTIMORE MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract with the Manchester United as the Manager, extending till 2020, with the option of a further year. His previous deal at Old Trafford is due to expire in 2019. Reacting, the former Chelsea Manager said he was “delighted” that United felt and trusted […]

Sex Assault: Ex-US Olympic Gymnastics Physician Gets 175 Years Jail Term

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor Mr. Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years. The ruling by Justice Rosemarie Aqualina was given after taking testimonies from about 160 of his victims. Justice Aqualina dismissed Nassar’s statement as insincere as he attempted to apologize to the court. The […]

Football Legend, Pele Collapses, Hospitalized

Photo: Football Icon, Pele (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brazilian Football legend Pele has been hospitalized after collapsing Thursday due to exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). According to FWA, Pele is the only player to have won three […]

Winter Olympics: North, South Korea to Stage Joint Parade

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at the next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Similarly, the two countries BBC reports have agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team in rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom. These […]

2018 World Cup: Hategan Admits Error, Misses Out of FIFA Referees’ List

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Referee who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland Ovidiu Hategan has admitted his decision was faulty. He has also missed the golden opportunity of being included in the list of Fifa 36 Referees officiate games in the approaching World Cup […]

Championship Club, Nottingham Forest Bundle Arsenal out of FA Cup

Photo: Arsenal Boss, Arsene Wenger  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsene Wenger crashed out of the FA Cup in the third round for the first time in his long Arsenal career and the worst of it was his view was perfect. Wenger sat in the stands and suffered as his second-string team conceded four against Nottingham Forest, a […]

Philippe Coutinho’s £142m Transfer Deal to Barcelona Reached

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the sale of midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to ESPN FC. Multiple reports in both Spain and England suggest the two clubs have agreed a fee of £142 million (€160m, $192.7m), with Liverpool receiving £105m up-front and the rest in performance-related add-ons. The full figure […]

Liverpool Forward, Mo’ Salah Named African Player of the Year

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool as the 2017 African Player of the year. Mohamed Salah beat Sadio Mane of Senegal and Liverpool, and Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who plays for Dortmund. he takes over from Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez who […]

Ex-Nigeria Goalkeeper, Raymond King Dies At 52

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, a member of the defunct Abiola Babes FC Abeokuta and former Nigeria goalkeeper Raymond King who has been battling with the partial stroke has died. The ex-goalkeeper who died at age 52 according to one of his teammates, Taju Disu, died Monday at the Lagos State University Teaching […]

Jesus, De Bruyne Injured as Palace End Manchester City’s Winning Run

AFRICAN EXAMINER)- It is a measure of Manchester City’s divine attacking rhythm of the last few months that a goalless draw away from home against Roy Hodgson’s improving Crystal Palace will be hailed as a minor triumph for the Premier League title race, such as it is. It was a fine afternoon for Palace, who […]

Mourinho Declares £300m Spent On Man United Inadequate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has declared the sum of £300m he has spent on his squad so far is “not enough”. Mourinho made the declaration after their 2-2 draw with Burnley Tuesday. “Spending £300m is not enough. The price for the big clubs is different than for the other clubs. The […]

Rivers United Players Protest non Payment Of their Sign-On Fees

From Ignatius Okpara in Port Harcourt (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria premier league club, Rivers United players on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest at the Government House Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, demanding  for the payment of their sign-on fees for 2014/15 season. The aggrieved players who stationed themselves at the entrance of the government […]

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