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Algeria’s Fennecs Complete Comeback To Edge Super Eagles 2-1 In International Friendly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A controversial penalty tucked in by Riyad Mahrez and a 28-yard scorcher by Youcef Atal saw Algeria complete a comeback and left the Super Eagles to a narrow 1-2 defeat. The international friendly played in Oran on Tuesday, saw Ngeria open scoring early in the 9th minute through France –based Terem Moffi. […]

Mikel Obi Retires From Football At 35

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After 20 years of active football, former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 35. Mikel Obi made this revelation on Tuesday on his social media account as he penned an emotional note to his fans. “There is a saying that “all […]

FIBA Investigate Mali Players For Fighting At Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) launched an investigation on Tuesday after two Mali players were filmed fighting with each other after their team were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup. The incident took place after Mali lost 68-81 to Serbia in their Group B clash in Sydney on Monday —- their fourth […]

Tyson Fury Versus Anthony Joshua’s Fight Is Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tyson Fury has declared he will not be fighting Anthony Joshua because “no contract has been signed” after his self-imposed 5 pm deadline on Monday. Joshua said on Sunday he will sign the contract to fight Fury after the WBC champion issued an ultimatum if they are to put together their all-British […]

U17 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria’s Flamingoes Set For Camp In Turkey

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria drawn in group B will kick off against former champion Germany in the group’s opener. The Nigeria team will then take on Chile and New Zealand in other games of the group’s stage. The top two teams from the four groups will advance to the quarter finals. Meanwhile, Nigeria has featured […]

Alex Iwobi Nominated For Premier League Player Of The Month Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi is in the running for Premier League Player of the Month for September. Iwobi is nominated alongside five other players for the individual accolade. The other nominees are; Philip Billing (Bournemouth), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg […]

World Athletics Officially Endorses Tobi Amusan’s 100m Hurdles Record

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-The World Athletics has officially rectified the women’s world 100m hurdles record set by Tobi Amusan at the 2022 World Championships. A statement by the international athletic governing body on Tuesday further revealed that the record times of two other athletes — Mondo Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin – have also been ratified. The athletes […]

Heavyweight Boxing: ‘Underrate Joshua At Your Own Peril’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deontay Wilder’s head trainer Malik Scott believes Anthony Joshua’s chances in the potential title clash with Tyson Fury should not be overlooked. Fury, who is the current WBC heavyweight champion, fought the former champion, Wilder three times. In their third encounter, which took place last October, Fury overcame two knockdowns to eventually […]

Ugwuanyi’s Sports Enthusiast Aide Harps On Need For Promotion Of Grassroots Soccer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sports Enthusiast, and Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on information, Barrister Steve Oruruo, has stressed the need for all hands to be on deck towards promoting grass root football and other sports in the state and country. He said if the round leather game, soccer is properly developed […]

Europa: Man United Bounce Back As Nervy West Ham Overcome Silkeborg

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United bounce back from Real Sociedad defeat with 2-0 win over Sheriff FC. The result showed that United moved up to second in their Europa League Group E behind Sociedad. Ten Hag men will next face Neil Lennon’s Omonia from Cyprus in the competition after the international break on October 6. […]

Buhari Rewards Nigeria Athletes With National Honours, N200m Cash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja has approved National Honours and cash rewards of N200 million for Team Nigeria contingents to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and World Athletics championships. According to a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari spoke at a […]

Messi Creates Champions League Record As Salzburg Hold Chelsea In Potter’s First Game

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lionel Messi set a new Champions League scoring record after helping Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win at Maccabi Haifa in Group H on Wednesday night. The Israeli side took the lead in the 24th minute through Tjaronn Chery before Messi drew PSG level on 37 minutes. Messi’s goal means he has […]

Arsenal’s Premier League Clash Against Man City Postponed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Premier League has agreed to reschedule Arsenal’s clash with Man City set for Wednesday October 19.  A new date will be announced ‘in due course.’ The clash was postponed due to Arsenal’s Europa match against PSV which was rescheduled for Thursday October 20. There were concerns Arsenal may have had to […]

Champions League: Bayern Dominates Barcelona As Matip Late Header Dents Young Ajax Side

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane helped Bayern Munich secure a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League to ruin Robert Lewandoski’s return to the old side. Lewandowski departed the Bundesliga champions this summer and endured a difficult night back at Allianz Arena after failing to make the most of […]

Anthony Joshua To Fight Fury December 3; All Terms Agreed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Anthony Joshua has entered the WBC rankings at No 6 on Monday in view of a potential heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury. To this end, Anthony Joshua has accepted to fight Tyson Fury on December 3 in an all British boxing heavyweight fight.  Fury’s US promoter confirms all parties are working towards […]

Chelsea Star Ziyech Gets World Cup Boost After Morocco Recall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hakim Ziyech’s hopes of playing for Morocco at the World Cup finals later this year have been boosted after he was recalled to the national squad for two friendlies. The 29-year-old Chelsea midfielder had announced in February that he was retiring from international football after he had a dispute with then coach […]

Nigeria To Face Egypt In Under-19 Boys Volleyball African Championship Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s under-19 boys volleyball team will meet their Egyptian counterparts in the final match of the ongoing Under-19 Boys African Nations Volleyball Championship on Saturday. African Examiner reports that both teams on Thursday won their semi-final matches played in El Jadida in Morocco to advance to the final. Nigeria defeated Cameroon 3-1 […]

(BREAKING): Chelsea Appoints Graham Potter As New Head Coach

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –Chelsea has officially appoint Graham Potter, as new head coach. A statement from the club read on Thursday read, “Potter is one of the most exciting coaches in the game, starting his journey in Sweden before bringing his talents to the English game over the past four seasons. The 47-year-old is educated to […]

Coach Hunt: Chelsea To Approach Brighton’s Graham Potter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea has been reportedly given permission to talk to the current head coach of Brighton & Hove Albion, Graham Potter, about becoming the new head coach of the club. It was gathered that Potter had been reassured that if he were to take the Chelsea job, he would be permitted to try […]

Chelsea FC Sacks Thomas Tuchel As Head Coach

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea FC has sacked their head coach, Thomas Tuchel, the Premier League club has announced in a statement on their website on  Wednesday. “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time […]



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