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Underdog Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s 29 Years Rule, Emerges New CAF President

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad has emerged the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The much anticipated election which featured at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital brought to an end 29 years tenure of the immediate past President, Cameroonian Mr. Issa Hayatou. The 57-years old […]

SPORTS: Leicester Stun Sevilla to Reach Champions League Q/Final

Leicester City reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday, turning around their round-of-16 tie to advance 3-2 on aggregate. Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton were the unlikely goal scorers, and Kasper Schmeichal saved a penalty after Samir Nasri was sent off for Sevilla. Less than three weeks after replacing […]

Rangers Sign 5 Year Match Ticket Deal With Private Firm

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (African Examiner)  – As part of measure to ensure prudent management of resources, as well as enhance its financial base, Nigeria’s League Champions, Rangers International FC of Enugu, has signed a 5-year contract deal with a private firm, Global Lottery Nigeria Limited, to handle sale of tickets during her international and […]

Durban No Longer Hosting 2022 Commonwealth Games Due to Finances

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no more hold in Durban, South Africa. Durban was given the hosting right in 2015 as the only city to make a confirmed bid, but official announcement Monday gave the hint that the country might shelve the game hosting plan. It would be recalled that […]

Leicester Appoint Craig Shakespeare as New Manager

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leicester City has appointed Craig Shakespeare as the new Manager until the end of the season. The 53-year-old new Manager has been in caretaker charge since Claudio Ranieri was sacked February 23 – nine months after winning the Premier League title. Shakespeare has never managed full-time and he was Ranieri’s […]

Xabi Alonso confirms retirement at end of season

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will retire when his contract expires in the summer. Alongside a picture of him waving goodbye, the 35-year-old Spain international wrote on Twitter: “Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” He won club honours with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern and the World Cup and two European […]

Leicester City Fire Ranieri, Says Club’s Premier League Status Under Threat

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City, nine months after leading them to the Premier League title. The Foxes are one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left. “The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest,” read a […]

After 20 Years, Arsene Wenger Dilly-Dally With Gunners on Next Season Deal

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Long-serving Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger Friday declared he will be active in next season, may be with the Gunners or another place. Wenger, 67, made the declaration at the end of one of the most turbulent weeks of his two-decade tenure as Gunners boss. In his post-match speech Wednesday’s 5-1 […]

Again, Kenyan Abraham Kiptum Wins 2nd Lagos City Marathon Race

…Receives cash prize of $50,000 By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the second time, Abraham Kiptum from Kenya has emerged the winner of the 2nd edition of the Access Bank Lagos city Marathon race which held early Saturday, February 11, 2017. Kiptum achieved similar feat in the maiden edition last year. Ronny […]

Despite Loss, Wenger Insists Premier League Title Fight Is Not Over

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite a 12-point gap between his club and Chelsea, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is still hopeful of swing. Consequently, Wenger is of the view that the Premier League title fight is still very much on. “It is never over; Even if you [the media] think it is, I don’t – […]

Six Nations: Clifford, Nowell Get Nod to Start for England v Wales Match

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is now confirmed that Harlequins’ Jack Clifford will make just his second start for England in one of two changes for Saturday’s Six Nations match with Wales in Cardiff. Clifford, 23, replaces Tom Wood on the open-side flank while Jack Nowell comes in for Jonny May on the wing, […]

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov Fined $7,000 over Match Misconduct

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following his misconduct in the match against Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund Canada’s Denis Shapovalov has been fined $7,000 (£5,600) in the Davis Cup. The 17-year-old was down 3-6 4-6 1-2 when he hit umpire French Arnaud Gabas in the eye with a ball struck in anger. Shapovalov must pay $2,000 for the […]

NFF Slams N4m Fine on Rangers Over Fans Unruly Conduct

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Barely three weeks after the League Management Company (LMC), fined the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Rangers inter. FC of Enugu N2.7m, over fans unruly conduct, the Nigeria Football Federation NFF Disciplinary Committee has slammed another N4m fine on the club. The committee, which met in […]

Cameroon Kick out Ghana to Reach AFCON Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon will face Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final after two second-half strikes saw off Ghana. Both sides had gone close to breaking the deadlock before Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui took advantage of atrocious defending from a free-kick to lash in the opener in the 72nd minute. With seconds remaining Christian Bassogog […]

Ugwuanyi Fires Enugu Rangers Boss, Appoints Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Chukwu

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has fired the General manager of Nigeria’s league leader, Rangers Int. FC of Enugu, Ozo Paul Chibuozo, replacing him with ex- Super Eagles skipper and coach Christian Chukwu. Ugwuanyi, who announced this Monday, said he took the decision after he held a […]

Australian Open 2017: Federer Defeats Nadal

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roger Federer Sunday defeated fellow giant Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open 2017 men’s final. The match made it Federer’s 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory. The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne title and […]

Australian Open: Roger Federer makes 18th Grand Slam Final

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roger Federer has defeated fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 7-5 6-3 1-6 4-6 6-3 to reach the Australian Open final and stay on course for an 18th Grand Slam title. The 35-year-old will now face fellow icon Rafael Nadal Sunday provided the Spaniard beats Grigor Dimitrov in Friday’s semi-final. Nadal who […]

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

Final Match 05 February, 2017 – Egypt 1 – Cameroon 2 ————————————————————————————- 3rd Place Match 04 February, 2017 – Burkina Faso 1 – Ghana 0  ————————————————————————————– SEMI-FINALS Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Burkina Faso 1 (3) – 1 (4) Egypt – FT (P) Thursday, February 2, 2017 Ghana 0 – 2 Cameroon —————————————————————————————– Quarter Finals 28 January 2017 […]

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 […]

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