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Canada Withdraws From 2020 Games As Japan, IOC Consider Postponement

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Australia also told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time. Opposition to holding the Games in July rose sharply over […]

Rangers Player, Ifeanyi George, Dies in Fatal Road Accident

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s premier league side, Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu was on Sunday thrown into mourning, following the news of the death of its top striker, Ifeanyi George, who died in ghastly auto crash, along the Benin Agbor road in the early our of Sunday. The late George, and some of his […]

Despite Coronavirus Scare, Japan PM Vows To Hold Tokyo Olympic Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus outbreak and concerns. The outbreak has already resulted in the postponement of sporting events. The PM added that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would have the final decision whether Tokyo 2020 will […]

Liverpool Crash Out Of Champion League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Holders, Liverpool are out of the Champions League after a dramatic last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid went into extra time.  Jurgen Klopp’s side’s aspiration to win the trophy for a seventh time – thought they had overturned Atletico’s 1-0 advantage from the first leg when Roberto Firmino’s first goal at Anfield this […]

SPORTS: Leipzig Bundle Out Mourinho’s Spurs Out of Champions League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German club – who were only formed 10 years ago – led 1-0 from the first leg in London and Marcel Sabitzer’s double at the Red Bull Arena put Leipzig in control. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris should have done better for both goals – getting a hand to both the Leipzig […]

Surprises As City, Lyon Shine in Champions League Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Wednesday staged a stunning fightback as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne secured a memorable 2-1 win at Real Madrid to take control of their Champions League last-16 tie. After a cagey first half, the hosts relied on a defensive mix-up between Rodri and Nicolas Otamendi to take the […]

SPORTS: Man United’s 2-0 Win At Chelsea Puts Pressure On Lampard

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not convinced everyone he is the right man to lead Manchester United, but he is beginning to prove he can come up with a big result just when he needs it most. One Premier League win in 2020? No league goal for more than a month? One top-flight […]

Odion Ighalo Happy to Join Manchester United, Says Dreams Come True

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s forward, Odion Ighalo says he has been desperate to join Manchester United, not minding the pay cut to make the deal happen. Ighalo confessed Wednesday that he did not sleep the night the deal was sealed. Similarly, the ex-Watford player disclosed that his mum cried at the news of his crossing to […]

Buhari Appoints Amokachi Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

(AFRICN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that […]

BREAKING: Struggling Manchester United Sign Odion Ighalo on Loan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United have signed Odion Ighalo on loan The Nigeria striker, 30, will move to Old Trafford from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season but there is no option to buy in the agreement. Ighalo, who left Watford in 2017, has been brought in on a short-term deal by manager […]

National Sports Festival: Buhari Calls For Private Sector Investments In Sports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja called on private sector investors to join hands with the government in youth and sports development in the country. The President spoke at a ceremony to receive the “Torch of Unity” and flag-off of its movement across Nigeria, heralding the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold […]

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die In Helicopter Crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter were among several people reportedly killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter included another player and parent. Los Angeles County […]

Leicester City Star Wilfred Ndidi Injured in Training, Out Till February

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leicester City’s defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be sidelined until February after sustaining a knee injury which requires surgery, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Ndidi has been crucial to Leicester’s fortunes this season and the influential Nigerian leads the Premier League in both tackles and interceptions. “Wilf took a knock in training […]

Sadio Mane Named 2019 African Footballer Of The Year

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sadio Mane has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final. Mane, 27, wins the award for the first time after finishing runner-up to his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt in […]

Rangers FC Demotes 8 Players to Team B

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has demoted eight first team players to its B team, the team’s Media Officer, Nobert Okolie said on Tuesday. Okolie told newsmen in Enugu that the decision was taken by the club technical crew and management after an emergency meeting. Okolie explained that […]

Enyimba Sacks Interim Chief Coach Over Poor Performance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the 4 -0 trashing of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Abia state by Plateau United of Jos, management of the club, have asked its Head Coach, Usman Abdallah, to temporarily step side  with immediate effect. The Chief Felix Anyansi led management; Sunday evening directed the […]

West Ham Sack Manuel Pellegrini After Leicester Loss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manuel Pellegrini’s 18-month reign as West Ham United manager has ended on Saturday as the Chilean was sacked shortly after his side’s 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City in the Premier League. The defeat left West Ham fourth from bottom, just one point above the relegation zone after a dreadful run of form. Former […]

Firmino Shines As Liverpool Win FIFA Club World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool football club on Saturday lifted the 2019 FIFA club world cup on Saturday as they beat Flamengo 1-0 in the final match up in Doha, Qatar. Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game in the 99th minute, as Jurgen Klopp’s reigning European champs beat the South American champions in a draining, […]

Arsenal Appoint Ex-Captain, Mikel Arteta New Head Coach

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal have appointed a former captain of the club, Mikel Arteta as head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal. The 37-year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year career with the Gunners and succeeds fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, who was sacked in November He had been working as a coach under Pep Guardiola […]

UEFA Champion League: Man City Tackle Real Madrid in Knock Out Stage

…As Liverpool Face Atleti; (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Thirteen-times winners, Real Madrid have been drawn against English champions Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League round of 16   In the draw held Monday, the title-holders Liverpool is to face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid ended up in pot two after finishing second in their group […]

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