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Jota Seals Liverpool Comeback Win Against Sheffield United

(AFRICANEXAMINER) – Diogo Jota’s second half header secured a 2-1 win for Liverpool over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday. But the English Premier League (EPL) champions were made to dig deep for the points. Sheffield United, still looking for their first win of the season, went ahead in the 13th minute when Sander […]

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5 Positive Cases Reported in Latest Premier League COVID-19 Tests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Premier League in England said on Monday that five people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the virus would now self-isolate for 10 days. “The Premier League can today […]

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International Friendlies: Fans Not Satisfied As Eagles Lost 0-1 To Algeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Nigerian football fans have expressed disappointment over the National team’s performance against the Desert Foxes or Warriors of Algeria which the Super Eagles lost by a lone goal on Friday in Austria. The match served as a warmup encounter for both teams as they prepare for the African Nations Cup, Cameroon […]

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Juventus, Napoli Fixture In Chaos After Players Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the top Serie A fixtures of the season descended into chaos on Sunday when Napoli failed to turn up for their match at Juventus. This was after their local health authority told the players to stay at home following positive COVID-19 cases. With the Serie A league refusing to call […]

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Mourinho’s Spurs Humiliate Manchester United at Old Trafford

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A shambolic Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the English Premier League (EPL) era as they crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane each scored twice for Spurs while Manchester United’s Anthony Martial was sent off in the 28th minute. […]

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Bayern Munich Suffer 4-1 Loss To End Long Unbeaten Run

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year. Bayern Munich, winners of the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since Dec. 7, […]

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French Open: Halep Eases Into Second Round

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Top seed and former champion Simona Halep swept into the French Open second round on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Spanish world number 70 Sara Sorribes Tormo. Second-ranked Halep, who won the 2018 title, trailed 4-2 under the roof on Court Philippe Chatrier but claimed the final 10 games to […]

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Chelsea Sign Rennes Goalkeeper Mendy On 5-Year Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Stade Rennes on a five-year deal, the Premier League side said on Thursday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Chelsea paid around 22 million pounds ($28.01 million) for the 28-year-old who had three years left on […]

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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has moved to 29th position in the new FIFA World ranking which returned on Thursday after six months. The monthly update was stopped due to impact the coronavirus had on world football. However, with games returning, mainly across Europe, the ranking is back. The Super Eagles moved up two steps from […]

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Gareth Bale To Return To Spurs This week From Real Madrid —Agent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gareth Bale’s move back to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid will be completed this week, the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett told AFP on Thursday. The final details of a complicated deal are now being finalized by Madrid and Spurs, with Bale expected to seal a return to the club he left for […]

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Egypt Investigates Disappearance Of AFCON Trophy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt’s Public Prosecution said on Wednesday it would investigate the disappearance of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy from the headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA). Chief prosecutor Hamada al-Sawi ordered the incident to be referred to the Public Funds Prosecution for a judicial investigation. He said Egypt’s Ministry of […]

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Messi Succumbs To Fate, Joins Barcelona Training

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a failed move to exit the club, Barcelona’s striker, Lionel Messi has returned to his age long team for training. He trained alone, as did Philippe Coutinho, while the rest of the squad trained together. Messi, 33, submitted a transfer request on August 25, but disclosed last Friday that he would […]

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French Striker, Kylian Mbappe Tests Positive for COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Paris Saint-Germain forward and France striker, Kylian Mbappe, is the latest player to have tested positive for coronavirus and has since left the France national squad. It will be recalled that Paul Pogba and second choice goalkeeper, Steve Mandanda, laso tested positive for the virus. Mbappe will be unavailable for France vs […]

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Ajibade Babalade Rejected At Private Hospital; Died At UCH Gate –Shorunmu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ike Shorunmu, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, on Saturday said late former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died because medical attention was late in coming his way. Shorunmu told newsmen in Ibadan that Babalade died at the University College Hospital (UCH) gate in Ibadan on Friday after he was denied treatment by a  […]

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Messi To Stay At Barcelona For Another Season

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lionel Messi has finally agreed to stay at Barcelona bringing speculations concerning his exit from the Catalan side to an end. Speaking with Goal on Friday, the Argentine captain disclosed that he is still in love with Barcelona and he will stay for another season. He said: “I told the club, especially […]

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Sergio Ramos Reacts To Messi’s Plan To Exit Barcelona

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spanish footballer and Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, on Thursday has reacted concerning the planned move of Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi to another football club. The African Examiner recalls that the Argentine captain had informed the club of his exit as he plans to reunite with former manager, Pep Guardiola. This development […]

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Nigerian Goalkeeper Dies in Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – John Felagha, former Flying Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper, is dead. He was aged 26. This was announced by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), on its Twitter handle on Monday who stated that Felagha died in Senegal on Sunday. The football federation writes: “Former National U17 and U20 goalkeeper John Felagha has died. […]

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UEFA Releases Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The draw for the third qualifying round of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League, made at UEFA’s Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Monday: Ferencvaros (HUN) v Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)Qarabag (AZE) v Molde (NOR)Omonia Nicosia (CYP) v Red Star Belgrade (SRB)Midtjylland (DEN) v Young Boys (SUI)Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) v Dinamo Brest (BLR)PAOK (GRE) v […]

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La Liga Insists Messi Must Pay €700m To Leave Barcelona

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The move by Barca Striker, Lionel Messi to leave his age long club by free transfer has suffered a setback as the La Liga declares that his release clause will have to be paid if he is to leave the Nou Camp. Following this stance, LaLiga have reinforced Barcelona’s stance, with the club […]

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Sports Minister Unveils Plans To Resuscitate Awolowo Stadium In Ibadan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan. Dare said this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of his visit to the palace of the Olubadan. The minister said that the Federal Government was considering […]

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