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UCL: City Eliminate Real Madrid After Varane Nightmare

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Real Madrid 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) at the Etihad Stadium on Friday, with scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus taking advantage of errors by defender Raphael Varane. Real, trailing 2-1 from the first-leg and without their suspended skipper and defensive lynchpin Sergio Ramos, […]

SPORTS: Fulham Back in Premier League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fulham made an immediate return to the English Premier League (EPL) as two extra time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford on Tuesday. The win was in the English Championship playoff final match at Wembley Stadium. Bryan opened the scoring near the end of the first […]

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter Calls for Infantino’s Suspension

Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, has called for the suspension of his successor, Gianni Infantino, by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland. Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with the […]

UEFA Champions League Returns With 11 Top Matches

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can enjoy the return of the UEFA Champions League, with the competition resuming from August 7, 2020 and cramming a total of 11 top-tier matches into just over two weeks to provide a true feast of football at the end of the 2019-20 season. World events […]

Sports Analysis: As Rangers FC Provides Hope For Daughter of Late Player

From  Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the numerous teeming supporters and fans of  Rangers  international FC of Enugu, South- East Nigeria, established in 1970, shortly at the  end of the Nigerian/Biafran war, which lasted three years, the club is not just an ordinary football team, but a virile institution and movement, hence its […]

Imo Governor Sacks Heartland FC Management Over Insubordination

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor, Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, South-Nigeria, has sacked members of the board and management of the state-owned Nigeria’s premier league club, Heartland Football Club. Letter to that effect, which was made available to Sports writers in Owerri, the state capital weekend, was delivered through the State Ministry of […]

Ballon D’or Won’t Hold Over COVID-19 Pandemic

By  Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the first time since its inception in 1956, the 2020 Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because of the worldwide impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The editor in chief of France Football magazine, Pascal Farre, confirmed this on Monday stressing that many conditions are yet to […]

Leeds United Back In Premiership After 16-Years

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leeds United returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence on Friday as West Bromwich Albion’s loss at Huddersfield Town guaranteed them a top-two finish in the Championship. A huge favour from Leeds’ Yorkshire neighbours, who won 2-1, meant the celebrations could start in earnest at Elland Road. The club’s Italian […]

Tottenham Player, Serge Aurier’s Brother Killed in France

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tottenham player Serge Aurier’s younger brother, Christopher Aurier has been reportedly shot dead in the French city of Toulouse outside a nightclub. He died in hospital after emergency services found him shot in the stomach in an industrial zone on the city’s outskirts. His suspected killer reports said escaped from the scene. Christopher Aurier, […]

Man City’s European Football Ban Overturned

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), the Lausanne based court said on Monday. The decision means Pep Guardiola’s team will compete in next season’s Champions League. CAS ruled that City did not breach Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules by disguising […]

EPL: Norwich Relegated As Liverpool Drops Home Points

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Norwich became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League as Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season on Saturday. Michail Antonio scored all the goals for West Ham in its 4-0 win over last-placed Norwich, which cannot stay up because it was 13 points […]

Eric Dier, Tottenham Defender, Gets 4-Game Ban

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier has been banned for four games and fined by the FA over a confrontation with a fan. The ban was after the London side’s defeat on penalties by Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round in March. “Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate […]

Sports: Pep Guardiola Can’t Explain City Loss At Southampton; 9th Defeat This Season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is struggling to understand why his side have lost nine Premier League games this season. City lost 1-0 at Southampton on Sunday – a third straight away league defeat. It is the first time in his career that Guardiola has overseen such a run, while nine losses is the […]

SPORTS: Valencia Sack Coach Following Back-to-Back Defeats

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spanish La Liga clubside Valencia said on Monday they had sacked coach Albert Celades and appointed sporting director Voro until the end of the season. The team have picked up only four points in five matches since the season re-started after the COVID-19 hiatus, slipping way behind in contention for UEFA Champions […]

Kenyan World Record-holder Runner Hits By Motorcycle, Suffers Fractured Leg

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan half-marathon world record-holder Geoffrey Kamworor suffered a fractured tibia after being hit from behind by a motorcycle during a training run on Thursday, the country’s media reported on Saturday. The 27-year-old, who won the New York marathon last year, told the Daily Nation newspaper that his leg and head were injured […]

Liverpool Win Premier League After 30-Year Wait

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool have ended their 30-year wait for a topflight title after being crowned Premier League champions following Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday evening to leave them needing just two points from their remaining seven games to win the title. But […]

CAF Releases Guidelines For Restart Of Football Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday released guidelines to guide member associations on the restart of football activities on the continent. A statement on the continental body’s website said that the guidelines were put together by the CAF Medical Committee in collaboration with the Technical and Development Department as well as […]

Players ‘Take a Knee” in Anti-Racism Protest As English Premier League Restarts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Players of Aston Villa and Sheffield United took a knee at kick-off in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement as the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) season restarted on Wednesday. They were joined by the match referee, Michael Oliver, as well as the other officials. In the second game of the […]

Arsenal’s Aubameyang Says Career At Crossroads

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is at a turning point in his career and it will be a difficult decision whether to extend his contract or not. The Gabon international, whose deal ends in June 2021, has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances at the London club since joining from Borussia […]

I Still Get Messages for My 2010 World Cup Miss –Yakubu Aiyegbeni

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has revealed that he still gets messages for the goal he missed against the Korea Republic at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The former Super Eagles striker stated that he is amazed people have refused to forget the incident and move on stressing […]

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