Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday said he contemplated leaving Arsenal but opted to extend his contract. Aubameyang said his change of heart came after manager Mikel Arteta revitalised the English Premier League club and told him that he could leave behind a legacy at the Emirates Stadium. The Gabonese, Arsenal’s top goalscorer...
Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to lift the UEFA Super Cup and complete a quadruple under coach Hansi Flick. The match was the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Substitute Javi Martinez headed in the...
COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate...
The Rugby Federation of Libya under the presidency of Mustapha Hoty inaugurates today their first state-of-the-art rugby stadium at the university of Benghazi, home to 150,000 students of which 2,000 are studying sports. The modern facility complies with international standards and will facilitate trainings and the organisation of national...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday hit out at fans who sing and cheer at football matches, saying they were frustrating the fight against COVID-19 amid a surge in infections. Limited crowds have been allowed back in Dutch stadiums since the start of the new season this month. But that...
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Sunday he was not out to copy anyone, after beginning his new career with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A. Pirlo, who only received his coaching badge last week, has cited Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte as his biggest...
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the verge of sealing a move to Inter Milan from FC Barcelona after landing in Milan on Sunday. Inter Milan’s official Twitter account published a photo of Vidal’s arrival and a video of the 33-year-old player saluting fans saying “Hi Inter, I’m here”. Vidal, who...
African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to the Netherlands, Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and...
Everton’s impressive 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was their first against them for eight years, but of greater significance was the impact of their new signings. Optimism was hardly high at the end of the last campaign as Everton finished down in 12th place. But it has returned in...
Rockets’ swingman Danuel House is the first player ejected from the “bubble” put in place by the National Basketball Association (NBA), organisers of the basketball league competition in the U.S. “House had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours on Sept. 8 who was not authorised to be on campus,” the...
Newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL) clubside Fulham have signed wing-back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side Torino. Fulham also have an option to make the 23-year-old’s arrival permanent and the Nigeria international said he was happy to return to London where he was born and...
Number five seed Alexander Zverev overcame a listless start to secure a thrilling 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 U.S. Open semi-final win over Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday. Victory enabled the German to reach his first Grand Slam final. Zverev, with his back against the wall, raised his game just...
Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were set for a title clash two weeks back before the Japanese withdrew due to injury. But the former world number one players will have another chance to establish supremacy during Saturday’s U.S. Open women’s singles final. A left hamstring injury forced the 22-year-old Osaka to...
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th goal for Portugal in their Nations League clash away to Sweden on Tuesday. The goal scored by Ronaldo meant he joined Iran’s Ali Daei as the only male player to score 100 goals or more in international soccer. Having been denied on a number of occasions...
Lionel Messi arrived at Barcelona’s training ground on Monday as he begins to reintegrate with the team following his failed attempt to leave the club this summer. Messi was seen driving into the Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi at just after 4:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Monday, where he...
English Premier League (EPL) clubside Everton on Saturday said they have signed Brazil midfielder Allan from Italian side Napoli on a three-year deal. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but British media reported Everton had paid a fee of around 25 million pounds to Napoli for the 29-year-old. Allan...
Former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade is dead. He died yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after suffering cardiac arrest. We gathered that Babalade, 48, died while he was being taken to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was a squad member of the Eagles that won bronze...