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Ex-Super Eagles Striker Daniel Amokachi Gets Presidential Aide Job

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, as a Special Assistant on Sports. This was disclosed on Thursday in a press statement by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development. The statement titled: ‘PMB appoints Amokachi Special Assistant, Sports’, and signed […]

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Barcelona Name Ronald Koeman As New Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona have named Ronald Koeman as the new head coach. The 57-year-old left his role as Netherlands boss, with two years left on his contract, to sign a two-year deal with the Spanish giants. His predecessor, Quique Setien was sacked two days ago, after last weekend disgraceful 8-2 loss in the hands […]

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Ex-Super Eagles Skipper, Mikel Obi Joins Stoke City

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Super Eagles Skipper, John Mikel Obi has joined Stoke City. The club confirmed the development Monday in its official website. The posted read: “The Nigerian international midfielder joins Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher in checking in at the bet365 Stadium ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season’’. The Club […]

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Champions League: Lyon Upset Man City to Set Up Semi-Final with Bayern

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Substitute Moussa Dembele struck twice as Olympique Lyonnais stunned Manchester City with a 3-1 victory on Saturday to move into the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The effort takes the French side to a date with Bayern Munich. Lyon took the lead in the 24th minute with a fine finish from […]

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Chelsea’s Midfielder Willian Joins Arsenal On Free Transfer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal have signed Brazil midfielder, Willian on a three-year deal. The contract follows the end of the 32-year-old’s contract with Chelsea. The Blues had offered the player a new deal but were unwilling to match what the Gunners had on the table. “I believe he’s a player that can really make a […]

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Barcelona Fire Coach Setien After Woeful 8-2 Loss to Bayern Munich

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the shocking 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals on Friday, Barcelona has fired manager Quique Setien. Setien joined Barca back in January in what was a surprise appointment, and it didn’t work out. His team was eliminated from the Copa del Rey, lost the La Liga title […]

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Leipzig Stun Atletico Madrid To Reach Champions League Last Four

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – RB Leipzig pulled themselves into the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their short history with an unlikely 2-1 win over the highly experienced Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on Thursday. United States midfielder Tyler Adams snatched victory in the 88th minute with a strike from outside the box which took […]

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Barcelona Player Tests Positive of COVID-19 Ahead of UCL Q/Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona has confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19. According to the club Wednesday, the yet to be named player was one of nine reporting for pre-season training, who showed no symptoms and has been quarantined at his home. Barca disclosed that their player has not been in contact […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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