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CAF Strips Cameroon of AFCON 2019 Hosting Rights

Cameroon will no longer host the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).The country was knocked out on account of inadequate facilities and security. CAF executive committee at an extraordinary meeting in Accra on Friday decided to strip the country of the rights and has now invited fresh …

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Dana Air Extends Sponsorship Deal with Akwa United

One of Nigeria’s leading airlines Dana Air, has extended its multi million sponsorship deal with Uyo based Akwa United fc of Akwa Ibom State for the 2018/19 League season. Speaking at a brief ceremony in the conference room of the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, the Media and Communications Manager of …

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Ex-Chelsea Star Drogba Quits Football

Ivory Coast and Chelsea great Didier Drogba announced his retirement on Wednesday after a 20-year career. The 40-year-old scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for Chelsea, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League, while he is also Ivory Coast’s all-time record goalscorer with 65. Drogba most …

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Bayern ‘Not Good Enough’ For Title Talk, Says Robben

Arjen Robben insists that Bayern Munich are not good enough to retain their Bundesliga crown as the off-form champions prepare for the visit of strugglers Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday, with their title-winning streak under threat. Bayern have won the last six German titles but they currently trail leaders Borussia Dortmund …

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Nigeria Qualify For 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Nigeria qualified for the tournament on Saturday after holding the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to a 1-1 draw. The match took place at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg. The Super Eagles took the …

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UEFA Fines United, Warns Mourinho Over Late Valencia Kick-Off

Manchester United have been fined a total of 15,000 euros (£13,200) by UEFA for the late kick-off to their Champions League match against Valencia earlier this month caused by the hosts being caught in traffic. UEFA’s disciplinary arm fined United 5,000 euros for the late arrival of the team bus, …

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Alaves Overtake Barcelona, Sevilla On Spanish League Table

Alaves found themselves atop the Spanish league table on Friday after their 1-0 win over Celta Vigo hoisted them ahead of Sevilla and Barcelona in the top three. Alaves have 17 points from nine games with Sevilla on 16 and Barcelona on 15 before they face each other on Saturday. …

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Cote D’Ivore Prepares For 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly laid the foundation stone of a brand new football stadium in Yamoussoukro on Friday as work accelerated in preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Several thousand people were present at the site for the 20,000-capacity stadium in the political capital, which …

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Impressive Barkley Drives Chelsea Past Southampton

Ross Barkley scored his first goal for Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten Chelsea to help move them provisionally top of the Premier League in a 3-0 win at Southampton on Sunday. Willian had a shot deflected on to the crossbar and Danny Ings missed a golden opportunity from close range at the …

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You Have To Stay Calm, Says Lopetegui As Madrid Hit 33-Year Goal Drought

Julen Lopetegui insisted it is too early to be questioning his future despite Real Madrid suffering a shock defeat by Alaves on Saturday to make it four games without a victory. It is four games without a goal too for the European champions, their longest scoring drought since 1985, as …

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