Rangers thrash Remo Stars 5-2 in NPFL thriller

By Nicholas Obisike Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday thrashed visiting Remo Stars FC of Sagamu 5-2 in a Match Day 12 fixture of the ongoing 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The victory in the match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu moved Rangers to the third position in the […]

Amuneke secures AFCON ticket for Tanzania

Former Super Eagles player Emmanuel Amuneke has qualified Tanzania for the next Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time since 1980 after a 3-0 win over Uganda. Amunike who signed a two-year deal to coach the Tanzania national team, replaced Salum Mayanga who was sacked in August 2018. The Tafia Stars defeated the Cranes of Uganda […]

AFCON 2019: All the countries that have qualified so far

Thirteen teams have already confirmed their participation alongside Egypt at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Former winners – Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria have all qualified already. Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Kenya and Uganda will also be in the hat for the group-stage draw in April. Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Malawi, South […]

EPL: Pogba ‘serious’ about leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, is determined to leave the club and has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid this summer, Marca reports. Pogba has shone for United in the second half of the season, notching up nine goals and seven assists under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the 26-year-old is […]

EPL: Giggs reveals four Arsenal players he didn’t like

Wales manager, Ryan Giggs, has named four Arsenal players he did not like during his playing career. Giggs was part of the Red Devils side that achieved the treble in 1999, a season after Arsenal had won the double. The two clubs were the best in England at the time, and as a result matches […]

EPL: Varane speaks on joining Man United

Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu to join Premier League giants, Manchester United this summer. Varane has been on Man United’s radar for the past two years and former Read Devils boss, Jose Mourinho, failed with his attempt to lure the 25-year-old to […]

Serena pulls out of Miami Open with knee injury

(Reuters/NAN) Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open with a left knee injury, tournament officials said on Saturday. It is the second consecutive WTA event in which the American has been unable to continue, after her retirement from last week’s tournament in Indian Wells with a viral illness. “I am disappointed to withdraw from […]

Naomi Osaka crashes out in Miami

Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory. World number one Osaka had looked in little danger after winning the first set and moving a break ahead in […]

Burundi makes AFCON history, Gabon eliminated

Burundi made African football history on Saturday by booking a place, for the first time, in the African Cup of Nations. The 2019 edition will take place in Egypt. They eliminated Gabon by drawing 1-1 with them at home in Group C. Gabon’s qualification hope was hinged on outright win. They were denied. Defending champions […]

City handed 9-point deduction for breaching FFP rules

The EFL has handed Birmingham City an immediate nine-point deduction for breaching Profitability and Sustainability rules, Sky Sports reports. Birmingham are understood to have exceeded the £39m allowable losses over a three-year period. The club’s accounts for the 2017/2018 campaign showed a loss of £37.5m for that single season. Before the deduction, Birmingham were 13th […]