Under 23 AFCON: Nigeria clash with Ivory Coast

The Al Salam Stadium – the same venue where the Super Eagles beat Tunisia to win bronze at the 2019 AFCON – will host the 2019 U-23 African Cup of Nations opening Group B tie between champions Nigeria and Ivory Coast, as the quest for the 2020 Olympic ticket begins. The Nigerian U-23 team are […]

Solskjaer targets Europa success as tonic for Manchester United

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League as a pick-me-up after defeat to Bournemouth ended a brief revival. The mood at Old Trafford had been lifted by three successive victories following a draw against Liverpool but the 1-0 loss on the south coast on Saturday […]

After stunning Inter Milan, Dortmund turn sights on Bayern Munich

After their stunning Champions League fightback over Inter Milan, buoyant Borussia Dortmund now has Bayern Munich in their sights for Saturday’s crunch Bundesliga clash. Dortmund came from two goals down at half-time against Antonio Conte’s Inter on Tuesday as Achraf Hakimi netted twice to seal the hosts’ superb 3-2 win which keeps them on course […]

Tottenham consider appeal over Son’s red card in Gomes incident

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hinted the club may appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card following the horrific injury suffered by Everton’s Andre Gomes in the 1-1 draw on Sunday. Pochettino — whose side were denied a first away win in the league since January with a late stoppage-time equaliser from Cenk Tosun — blamed VAR […]

Gbajabiamila inaugurates mini stadia, ICT centre

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Saturday inaugurated two mini stadia and a knowledge and innovation centre in the Surulere area of Lagos State. Gbajabiamila, who also presented desktop computers and laptops to secondary school pupils, as well as buses to notable organisations, said the gesture was in fulfilment of […]

Ronaldo accused of diving to win penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of diving to win a last minute penalty for Juventus against Genoa on Wednesday night. The game was filled with incidents including two red cards for Genoa as well as Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot being given his marching orders. But a last minute penalty from Ronaldo gave Juve a 2-1 victory. […]