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Leicester City’s Owner, Vichai Funeral Holds in Thailand

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The funeral of Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium held Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand. The funeral began with Buddhist bathing rituals at a temple in Bangkok, and was followed by recitation ceremonies over seven days. Leicester City players are due to fly out to Thailand for […]

Leicesters’ Saturday Match Will Be Played to Honour Late Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the club’s owner death in a helicopter crash at the weekend, Leicester Manager Claude Puel has declared that the result of their first match after the sad incident with Cardiff Saturday is “not important” but to honour the late CEO. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in the crash outside King […]

Enugu Rangers Renews Ogunbote’s Contract, Dismisses Sack Rumour

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to media reports that management of the Rangers International FC, Enugu, has shown the club’s Technical Adviser, Gbenga Ogunbote, the exit door; its General Manager (GM), Davison Owumi has dismissed the rumour, saying the state government had renewed his contract for another one year. Owumi, who disclosed this […]

Mourinho Disappointed as Chelsea Force United to 2-2 Draw

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Saturday was involved in a furious touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equalizer rescued Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League start at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s side looked on course for an outstanding win over his former club after two goals from Anthony Martial who overturned the first-half lead given to […]

Colombia Beat U.S.A 4-2 in International Friendly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Colombia crushed a shorthanded and overmatched U.S. 4-2 in a friendly in Tampa on Thursday in the latest reminder the Americans are far from threatening the world’s best. James Rodriguez scored Colombia’s first goal in the 36th minute and set up their last as the South Americans stormed back after trailing 2-1 […]

Libya Coach Resigns Ahead Of AFCON Qualifier Against  Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Libya coach Adel Amrouche has resigned just days before his side  face Nigeria in an African Nations Cup qualifier. The match is billed for Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. His departure has been confirmed by the Libyan Football Federation and on Wednesday by Belgian Amrouche, who told the media that he was frustrated […]

Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Others to Attend 1st Enugu Marathon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon among other African nations have indicated interest to participate in the first International Coal city Marathon race being staged by the Enugu state government, come November 24, 2018. Winner of the 21 kilometers half marathon would smile home with a price money of $3,500 while, runners up (2nd position) will pocket […]

Jose Mourinho Furious At His Players Over Draw Against Wolves

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho blasted the attitude of his Manchester United players after Saturday’s draw with Wolves and said he was more upset with the result than the heavy defeat to Tottenham. United were held 1-1 by the Premier League new boys at Old Trafford to end a run of three straight wins and Mourinho said […]

 Amaju Pinnick Re-elected as NFF President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The incumbent President of the Nigeria Footbal Federation NFF Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected. In an exercise which took place Thursday in Katsina, Pinnick emerged the winner with a total of 34 votes to beat three other contestants, including his immediate predecessor, Aminu Maigari who polled eight votes. Other contestants were Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi who […]

Late Firmino Strike Gives Liverpool 3-2 Win Over PSG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roberto Firmino struck a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool beat Paris St Germain 3-2 at Anfield on Tuesday after Kylian Mbappe looked to have secured a point for the French side in a compelling Champions League Group C clash. PSG had come back from two goals down with Mbappe equalising in the 83rd […]

Corruption: NFF Bans Coach Salisu Yusuf for One Year

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has banned Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf from all football–related activities for one year with $5,000 fine. The ban was made by four-man Ethics and Fair Play committees of the Football body. NFF’s Director of Communications Ademola Olajire announced the decision in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja. Olajire […]

Ex-Brazilian Star, Ronaldo Becomes Primary Owner of LaLiga Club

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid. This happened after he bought 51 percent of the La Liga club´s shares. At a press conference held Monday in the city´s town hall Valladolid, President Carlos Suarez disclosed: “Today is a starting point. “Ronaldo personally acquires 51 percent of the […]

Fashanu, Akanni, Siasia, Henshaw, Dikeh Appointed Ambassadors For African Freestyle Football Championship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Feet and Tricks International, organisers of the first ever African Football Freestyle Championship in Africa has named former professional English footballer, John Fashanu; Former Nigerian defender and former Head of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni; and former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, Superstar actresses, Kate Henshaw and Tonto Dikeh as brand […]

Champions League: Liverpool Drawn in Group of ‘Death’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Champions League runners-up Liverpool, Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain and Serie A side Napoli have been thrown together in the pick of the groups. Following the draw for this season’s Champions League made on Thursday, their group could already be referred to as the ‘group of death’. The trio were drawn into […]

PREMIERSHIP: Chelsea Win at James Park, Register 3rd Straight Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Chelsea kept up their 100 per cent start to the English Premier League (EPL) season by snatching a 2-1 win at a stubborn Newcastle United on Sunday. The Blues grabbed a dramatic victory at St. James Park, thanks to a late own goal by DeAndre Yedlin. Eden Hazard had blasted Chelsea ahead […]

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Denies Rift With Vice Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has declared he has “no problems” with the Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward, in a pre-match news conference. The press briefing was missed by most of the media because the Portuguese arrived half an hour early. At the meeting, Mourinho spoke for four minutes and 19 seconds – […]

Japan Wins First Ever U20 Women World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A very relentless Japanese side overpowered Spain to lift their first ever Under 20 Women’s World Cup, beating Spain 3-1 in France on Friday. The finals was obviously entertaining for the fans at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, as the Europeans held possession early in the first half but their persistent […]

Ex-Brazilian Soccer Boss Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison in FIFA Probe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former President of Brazil’s Soccer Federation was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to four years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges related to the bribery scandal at FIFA, the sport’s governing body. Jose Maria Marin, 86, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge, Pamela Chen, in Brooklyn, New […]

Victor Moses Quits International Football

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles striker Victor Moses has quit international Football. Moses who made the announcement through his Instagram handle victormoses: explained that the decision was taken ”in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars […]

Grassroot Soccer: ENSFA Calls For Private Sector Participation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state football Association (ENSFA) has urged  the private sector to key into the development and promotion of grassroot football in the area, via sponsorship. It noted that lack of corporate  sponsorship had remained a cog in the wheel of progress of grassroot soccer over the years in the state, adding […]

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