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Super Substitute Shaqiri Strikes Twice as Liverpool Dominate Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two second half goals from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri gave Liverpool a 3-1 English Premier League win over Manchester United on Sunday. The victory helped Juergen Klopp’s side to regain top spot with a pulsating performance in the North West derby. Liverpool roared out of the traps at Anfield and took the game […]

SPORTS: Liverpool Sneak into UEFA Last 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Mohamed Salah’s delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday, an advance into the UEFA Champions League’s last 16 and the Italian side crashing out. Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a top […]

At Last, Manchester City Beaten At Stamford Bridge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season and surrendered top spot in the table to Liverpool after losing 2-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. N’Golo Kante’s 44th-minute strike and David Luiz’s 78th-minute header secured Maurizio Sarri’s first-ever victory over a team managed by Pep Guardiola. But while City […]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Super Falcons Lift 9th African Title

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Falcons of Nigeria have won their 9th African title by beating South Africa’s Banyana Banyana 4-3 on penalty shoot-out. The game ended 0-0 following extra time played at the 11th African Women Cup of Nation (AWCON) in Ghana. Nigeria’s Goal keeper, Tochukwu Oluehi was the heroine as Nigeria claimed the African […]

Cameroon Stripped Of Rights To Host 2019 African Nations Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon has been stripped of the right to stage the 2019 African Nations Cup finals, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday.  CAF confirmed the decision after a meeting of its executive committee in Accra.  Morocco is heavily fancied to take over the hosting of the expanded 24-team tournament, which […]

CAF: Rangers Beat Visiting Ethiopian Team 2-0 

From Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s representatives in the Confederation of Africa football CAF’s 2018/2019 confederation cup, Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu Wednesday thrashed visiting Defence Force S.C  of Ethiopia 2-0 inside the mail bowl of the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu in the first leg of the preliminary round. African Examiner Sports reports […]

South Africa Join Nigeria in 2018 AWCON Final, To Make FIFA Women’s World Cup Debut  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa will be making a debut at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after securing one of the tournament’s tickets at the ongoing 2018 African  Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). Banyana Banyana defeated Mali 2-0 at Cape Coast in the second semi-final game of 2018 AWCON in Ghana to set up a […]

Liverpool Win At Watford, Remain Unbeaten

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Roberto Firmino ended his English Premier League goal drought and Mohamed Salah also scored as 10-man Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start by winning at Watford 3-0 on Saturday. Firmino headed in a late third for Liverpool at Vicarage Road, for his first top-flight goal since Sept. 15. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliant free kick […]

AWCON: Nigeria’s Super Falcons Thrash Zambia 4-0

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Falcons on Wednesday redeemed their high rated image in a 4-0 win over the Shepolopolos of Zambia in their second group B game of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON). Thomas Dennerby ladies proved to be worthy defending champions as the victory has kept hope alive for their title […]

Super Falcons Lose to South Africa In Opening Match At AWCON

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Defending champions Nigeria on Sunday at Cape Coast in Ghana lost 0-1 to rivals South Africa in their opening match at the 11th Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. The Nigerian side, in spite of their superiority in experience, failed to translate that into dominance. The South Africans gave them no breathing space […]

Fulham Sacks Jokanovic; Engages Claudio Ranieri As Successor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fulham have sacked Manager, Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri. The new Manager guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016. Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches. Italian Ranieri, 67, has been given a “multi-year” contract by […]

Amatuer Soccer: 24 Teams Jostle For Bet9ja One Million Prize in Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 24 Amateur football teams in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, are competing for one million naira (N1,000,000.) as winning incentive in the ongoing maiden Edition of Nigeria sports betting firm, Bet9ja,/ Enugu Football Association (FA) neighborhood  soccer championship. The competition, which kicked off November 12, 2018 is taking place in […]

Pogba, Martial Out Of France Squad Over Injury

(Reuters/NAN) Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have withdrawn from the France squad for matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay due to injury, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday. The two Manchester United players arrived at France’s Clairefontaine training base but were released following assessment by team doctor Franck Le Gall. Pogba was diagnosed […]

Arsenal, Chelsea Through to Europa Last 32

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal and Chelsea were among seven teams to reach the UEFA Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, while last year’s runners-up Olympique de Marseille were eliminated at the group phase. The two English Premier League teams were joined by Eintracht Frankfurt, Lazio, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Zurich and Dinamo Zagreb in the last […]

Rashford Rescues a Win For United At Bournemouth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in stoppage time on Saturday for Manchester United to come from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 away. The win helped Manchester United close the gap on the top four in an exciting English Premier League clash. Callum Wilson had fired Bournemouth ahead in the 11th minute, but they […]

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 […]

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