Roger Federer will miss the rest of the 2020 season after having a further operation on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam winner had the initial arthroscopic surgery in February but said he suffered a "setback" with his rehabilitation. Professional tennis has been suspended since March because of the coronavirus...
Borussia Dortmund kept up the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday's clash between the two with a hard-fought victory at Wolfsburg. The visitors were largely the better side throughout, controlling possession and probing for openings against an opponent set up to defend and hit on the break. It...
Messi was involved in 63 goals in total in the past 12 months for both club and country, including 46 goals and 17 assists as the playmaker helped Barca to retain their La Liga crown. "I would like to thank all of the journalists who voted for me and wanted...
The management of Akwa United Football Club has confirmed that the Nest of Champions in Uyo will remain the club’s hoime ground when the 2020/2021 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumes. The decision was taken by a five-man club licensing committee set up by the management of...
Starting with the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in January 2017, Orange has extended its sponsorship with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to include the 2019 tournament in Cameroon, the 2021 tournament in Ivory Coast and the 2023 tournament in Guinea. The eight-year sponsorship also covers...
In an explosive with France football magazine, former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure claimed that manager Pep Guardiola “has problems with Africans wherever he goes.” “He was cruel to me… I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour,” Toure said in the French-language interview. “I am not...
Manchester united skipper, Wayne Rooney, in front of his son, Kai, slapped 6ft7 British WWE super star, Wade Barrett, on Monday night. The 30-year-old Manchester united captain attended the world wrestling entertainment show with his fellow former Manchester united team mates and legends Ryan Giggs and Darren fletcher. The British WWE...
Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to land Nigeria under-17 ace Victor Osimhen ahead of the January transfer window. The North London club are thought to have moved ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City in the race to bring him to Europe after a string of impressive performances at the...
Tunisia are facing heavy punishment after their players attacked the referee at the end of Saturday's African Nations Cup quarter-final loss to Equatorial Guinea. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will discuss the incident on Monday after watching video footage, officials said. Referee Seechurn Rajindraprasad of Mauritius was attacked by incensed...
A riot broke out on Sunday night outside of a major football game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 25 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League...
Three-time African champions, Super Eagles went top of the Group E table in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualification series, with a 3 – 2 victory over the Meditteranean Knights of Libya. The game took place on Tuesday night at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of...
Second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud secured for Chelsea a 2-1 comeback win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday. The victory boosted Chelsea’s hopes of securing UEFA Champions League football next season. The result left them fourth on 51 points from 30...
Société Générale (www.SocieteGenerale.com) and Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) have agreed to join forces for the next two years to support the development of rugby in Africa, with a particular emphasis on rugby competitions for women and young athletes. This new partnership is an additional milestone in Société Générale's ongoing...
Arsenal’s players and coaching staff have agreed a 12.5% salary cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier League club said in a statement on Monday. Several Premier League clubs have furloughed employees since the new coronavirus outbreak while others have said their players have accepted wage deferrals, but Arsenal are...
English Premier League (Week 34): AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool, Leicester City 2-2 West Ham United (both FT); Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace (20 minutes played) José Leonardo Ulloa rescues a point for Leicester City in 90th minute to extend their lead to eight points pending Tottenham's match at Stoke City tomorrow...
Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday. The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned 106.3 million dollars in the last...
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered Stephen Keshi an improved contract of N7million naira a month (over $44,000) a top official told africanFootball.com. In his first contract, which expired after the World Cup, the former Super Eagles captain earned five million naira monthly and has now demanded twice that...