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Olympic Eagles Crash Out Of U23 AFCON, To Miss Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cup holders, Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following a dire 0-0 draw with South Africa on Friday. The draw on the night was not enough to see the Eagles through to the semi finals. The result meant they finished third in Group B […]

Unstoppable Liverpool Humble Manchester City

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool registered a 3-1 victory over Manchester City in what could turn out to be one of the biggest results of the ongoing English Premier League season. Liverpool midfielder Fabinho opened the scoring in the sixth minute through a thunderous strike. Mohamed Salah doubled his side’s lead only seven minutes later as […]

Tokyo 2020: Nations Battle for Olympic Blind Football African Ticket in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 10 nations, including Nigeria will be converging in Enugu, South- East, Nigeria, between November 22nd to December, 2nd 2019, in the qualifier to battle for the blind football sole African ticket ahead of the Paralympics games in Tokyo Japan 2020. The blind football African championship qualifier, according to the organizers, will […]

Sports Minister Sacks AFN Technical Director, Recalls Secretary General to Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has sacked Sunday Adeleye, the embattled Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), making him the first casualty of radical reforms taking place in the sports ministry. Special Assistant to the Minister, Kola Daniel, said in a statement that Dare also […]

Enugu Sports Club to Embark on N40m Naira Developmental Projects

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leadership of the newly inaugurated Enugu sports club is to embark on various developmental projects estimated at 40,000,000 (forty million naira) in the 2019\2020 financial year. Executive chairman of the club, Hon. Onyeka Onwe, who disclosed this yesterday in Enugu during the colorful official inauguration of the executive […]

All Set For 2020 Nigeria FC Bayern Youth Cup Tournament

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Building on the success of the first two years of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Nigeria, VOE Foundation has announced plans for the hosting of  the third edition of the tournament,  beginning from  November 2019 to January 2020. The FC Bayern Youth Cup is an international tournament series held in different […]

Liverpool Recover From Early Shock to Beat Tottenham

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break before Mo Salah tucked away a penalty to complete the comeback as Liverpool’s […]

FIFA U-17: Nigeria Storm Back To Hit Hungary 4-1

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria notched a 4-2 comeback win over Hungary Saturday night at Goiania’s Estadio Olimpico in the Group B opener of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019. A trio of Golden Eaglet goals in the 79th, 81st and 85th minutes were decisive for the five-time U-17 world champions. Despite conceding the opening goal […]

Enugu Sports: Squash, Table Tennis, Snooker Facilities to Attain Global Standard, Says Executive Chairman

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Management of Enugu sports club, says plans are afoot for the upgrading of its Squash and Table tennis facilities to global standards capable of hosting international competitions. It said as a veritable tool for unity and national cohesion, there is need for the private sector to always support sporting […]

Golden Eaglets Arrive Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in host nation Brazil, for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17. A statement from the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said a team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through […]

CAF Confederation Cup: Enugu Rangers Book Playoff Ticket

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s only representatives in the ongoing 2019 CAF Confederation Cup Rangers Inter. FC of  Enugu are through to the playoff round of the continental soccer tournament after coming from behind on Sunday to defeat  AS Pelican FC of Gabon 4-3 on goal aggregate. African Examiner Sports reports that […]

Salah Unhappy With Egyptian FA Over Invalid FIFA Votes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mohamed Salah appears to have again fallen out with Egypt’s football federation. This was after the country’s votes for FIFA’s player of the year awards were deemed invalid and therefore did not count towards the striker’s overall tally. FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-times winner […]

Enugu Rangers Seals Branding Deal With D&M

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities of Rangers International FC of Enugu on Tuesday sealed a five year  multimillion naira contract deal with a branding, development and management company, Desgraf & Mart Limited. (D&M). According to the deal, D&M is granted an exclusive right to use the Licence Marks in the manufacturing, distribution […]

2019 NNL Super 4: Akwa Starlets Emerge Champions

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newly promoted Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South- South Nigeria, has emerged Champions of  the 2019 edition of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super-4 Tournament held Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe sports Stadium, Enugu. The team defeated Adamawa United FC by 2 – 0 […]

We Can’t Win All The Time, Unhappy Guardiola Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team’s shock 3-2 defeat by newly-promoted Norwich City in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday with a direct message. He said his team simply could not be expected to win every week. Guardiola’s team beat Liverpool to the title by a solitary point […]

All Set For 2019 NNL Super 4 Finals In Enugu 

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Organizers Task Teams to Play By Soccer Rules (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All is now set for the 2019  finals of the Super 4 competition of the Nigerian National League (NNL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium  in Enugu, South East Nigeria. African Examiner Sports reports that the four second tier clubs participating […]

Olympic Qualifier: Falcons Beat Algeria, Through To 3rd Round

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Falcons moved to the third round of CAF’s 2020 Tokyo Women Football Qualifiers after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify 3-0 aggregate. The Falcons had defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg in Algiers. The African champions’ foreign-based players, who […]

Katsina United Gets New Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina state has approved the appointment of Abdussamad Badamasi as the new Chairman of Katsina United Football Club. This was contained in a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Sports and Social Development, Alhaji Sirajo Gide, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in […]

BREAKING: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Fraudulent Match Mixing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served […]

Liverpool Win Super Cup After Penalty Shootout

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Champions League winners Liverpool won the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea after the game ended 2-2 following extra-time on Wednesday. With the first nine penalties all converted, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham saw his effort blocked by the legs of Liverpool keeper Adrian to hand victory to Juergen Klopp’s side. Chelsea […]

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