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Nigeria Eliminate Hosts Argentina From U-20 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Argentina have been eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on their home soil as Nigeria emerged triumphant in San Juan. The Flying Eagles won 2-0 thanks to two second-half goals, dampening the night and stunning a vocal home crowd that had gathered in large numbers to cheer on their national team.  […]

Sevilla Win Their Seventh Europa League Crown Amid Bants and Rant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At the end of a long, dramatic, ugly night in Budapest, another slice of European history for Sevilla.  It took more than 130 minutes, eight penalties, at least a dozen bookings and innumerable rounds of whingeing and warring between both benches. But eventually Sevilla did as they always do. They triumphed in […]

U20WC: Nigeria To Face Argentina In Round Of 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria will face rivals Argentina in the Round of 16 at the 2023 U-20 World Cup. The Flying Eagles will take on the hosts in an encounter on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Ladan Bosso’s team finished as one of the third-best-placed teams after earning six points from three Group D games. They […]

Chelsea Hire Pochettino As New Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea hired Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on Monday as the Argentine accepted the daunting task of reviving the troubled Premier League club. Pochettino agreed a two-year contract with an option for an additional year and will return to the Premier League four years after being sacked by Chelsea’s London rivals […]

Haaland Wins Premier League Player Of The Season

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Erling Haaland has won the 2022/2023 Premier League Player of the Season following a record-breaking debut term in England’s elite championship.  The Manchester City forward bagged an incredible 36 league goals in just 35 games– shattering a 29-year record for the most strikes in a Premier League campaign. There could only be […]

Man Utd Secure Champions League Return With Win Over Chelsea FC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United sealed qualification for next season’s Champions League with a 4-1 thrashing of beleaguered Chelsea on Thursday. Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford were on target as the Red Devils moved up to third in the Premier League. A miserable night summed up Chelsea’s season despite spending over £500 […]

Iniesta To Leave Japan’s Kobe But Determined To Play On

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta said Thursday he will make an early exit from Japanese side Vissel Kobe but intends to keep playing aged 39. The Spanish World Cup winner’s contract with Vissel runs until the end of the year but a tearful Iniesta said he will leave in July after seeing little […]

U20WC: Flying Eagles Fly Into Knockout Stage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria defeated Italy in an end-to-end encounter at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 on Wednesday, courtesy of Salim Fago Lawal’s diving header and Jude Sunday’s last-gasp finish. The result means the Flying Eagles qualify for the knockout stage on six points while the Azzurri are on three points after two […]

Brighton End Man City’s Winning Run

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brighton ended Manchester City’s 12-game winning run in the Premier League as a 1-1 draw on Wednesday secured the Seagulls a place in next season’s Europa League. Phil Foden fired the English champions in front, but Brighton were well worthy of the point given to them by Julio Enciso’s stunning long-range strike. […]

‘Good’ First Season At Man Utd Not Enough – Ten Hag

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Erik ten Hag said Manchester United must strive for more even though his team look set to clinch a place in next season’s Champions League. United need just one point from their final two Premier League games against Chelsea and Fulham to secure a top-four finish after a season out of Europe’s […]

Nigeria Beat Dominican Republic In U-20 World Cup Opener

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Sunday defeated the Dominican Republic 2-1 in the FIFA U-20 World Cup opener. Nigeria won the opener at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina in Mendoza in Argentina. The Flying Eagles will face Italy next in their Group D ties before playing Brazil in the last group game. The Dominicans […]

David De Gea Wins Second EPL Golden Glove

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – David De Gea Snags Second EPL Golden Glove, His first win came in the twilight of the 2017/18 season. The English Premier League tweeted on the accolade amid his team’s Bournemouth clash on Saturday. “Introducing your @Castrol Golden Glove winner for 2022/23… Congratulations, @D_DeGea!” the English Premier League tweeted amid his team’s Bournemouth clash […]

Manchester City Win Premier League After Arsenal Defeat

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City won the Premier League for the fifth time in six seasons after second-placed Arsenal lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. A second consecutive defeat for the Gunners left Mikel Arteta’s men still four points adrift of City with one game left for them to play. Taiwo Awoniyi’s winning goal […]

Newcastle Swept Brighton As Top-Four Finish Looms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newcastle United claimed an emphatic 4-1 home victory over Brighton and Hove Albion to take a massive step towards clinching a top-four finish in the English Premier League on Thursday. An own goal by Deniz Undav and a Dan Burn header before the interval put third-placed Newcastle in command. But Brighton, in […]

Sevilla Reach Another Europa League Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Europa League thoroughbreds Sevilla recovered to reach another final as substitute Erik Lamela’s fabulous header five minutes into extra time earned a gritty 2-1 win for the hosts. It was a pulsating affair against Juventus on Thursday, as Sevilla secured a 3-2 aggregate victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. The Spaniards […]

UCL: Masterclass Display From Manchester City, Humble Defending Champions Madrid To Seal Finals Spot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A dominant show from Manchester City ended Real Madrid’s hunt for a 15th Champions League title on Wednesday night at the Etihad. Guardiola’s charges bossed the opening period, with an 80 percent possession of the ball. Madrid’s shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois was called to save a header from Erlong Haaland in the 22nd […]

UCL: My City Legacy Is ‘Exceptional’ – Guardiola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pep Guardiola says his legacy as Manchester City boss is already “exceptional” as the English champions aim to finally turn their domestic dominance into European glory. City host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday with the tie delicately poised at 1-1. Victory over the Spanish […]

Barca Will ‘Do Everything Possible’ To Sign Messi – Laporta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona president Joan Laporta said on Monday the club will “do everything possible” to bring Argentine superstar Lionel Messi back in the close season. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is set to leave in the summer when his contract expires and new La Liga champions Barcelona are hoping to lure their all-time top […]

Juventus Lose Pogba Again In 2-0 Win Over Cremonese

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Juventus grabbed a comfortable 2-0 win against second-bottom Cremonese in Serie A on Sunday, but the result was soured by another injury to midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba, who returned to Juventus last summer, has struggled with injury since. He began the game well as he started a match for the first time […]

Barcelona Win La Liga Title After Thrashing Espanyol

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona won La Liga for the first time since 2019 by thrashing Espanyol 4-2 on Sunday, wrestling the title back from rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan giants clinched their 27th Spanish championship at the home of their neighbours, with scenes turning ugly at full time as celebrating Barcelona players were chased from […]



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