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June 13, 2021 James Rotimi

Ex-Kwara United keeper held me hostage for two hours, collected N.2m –Badawiy

General Manager, Kwara United FC, Bashir Badawiy, in this interview with EBENEZER BAJELA, recounts his ordeal after he was held hostage in Nnewi by a former player of the club over owed salaries What actually transpired after the game against IfeanyiUbah, where you were held hostage? A man came with some…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

UFC 263: Experts predict victory for Israel Adesanya against Vettori

Middleweight contender Marvin Vettori will attempt to make history early Sunday morning as he looks to dethrone Nigerian Israel Adesanya to become Italy’s first UFC titleholder. The two are expected to clash in a highly anticipated rematch in the main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Ariz. The fight is a…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

[BREAKING] Euro 2020: Finland beat Denmark in Eriksen’s absence

Finland marked their first ever appearance at a major tournament by beating Denmark 1-0 in their opening game in Copenhagen on Saturday, a match overshadowed by the collapse of Christian Eriksen. Joel Pohjanpalo headed in the only goal on the hour mark before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had a penalty saved for Denmark….

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

Euro 2020: Lukaku leads Belgium’s attack against Russia

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku will lead the Belgium attack in their Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday with Kevin De Bruyne sidelined and captain Eden Hazard on the bench. Lukaku has netted 60 goals in 93 appearances since his 2010 debut for the Red Devils and is flanked by…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

Players agree to restart Denmark, Finland Euro 2020 game tonight

The Union of European Football Associations has said the Euro 2020 encounter between Denmark and Finland which was earlier suspended will hold later tonight. The match was interrupted and later suspended after Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field of play. A statement issued via the official Euro 2020 Twitter handle,…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

Euro 2020: Florenzi to miss Switzerland clash

Italy right-back Alessandro Florenzi is set to miss out on the midweek group stage match against Switzerland as a result of a calf issue. The fullback, who spent the past season on loan at Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, was substituted at half-time in Italy’s 3-0 opening win over Turkey for…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

Oshoala, Onome Obi to join Super Falcons for Portuguese clash

African champions Nigeria say they have put behind them the loss to Jamaica and are determined to earn victory against Portugal on Sunday, in the second of their three-match programme in the Summer Series in the United States of America. Missing several key players who were held back by either delayed…

June 12, 2021 James Rotimi

Algeria become first African team to record 27-match unbeaten run

Captain Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly this weekend to create a record 27-match unbeaten run by an African national team. An Ivory Coast side that included Yaya and Kolo Toure and Didier Drogba set a 26-match benchmark in 2013, and Algeria began their remarkable…

June 11, 2021 Michael Njenga

EURO 2020: Turkey vs Italy preview – where to watch, team news, form guide

Turkey vs Italy in Rome is the opening game of UEFA EURO 2020, here’s all you need to know about the fixture ahead of the big match. …

June 11, 2021 Michael Njenga

Latest PSL transfer rumours: Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates recruiting

Get all the latest hot Premier Soccer League transfer gossip from behind the scenes, including news from Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. …

June 11, 2021 James Rotimi

Russia’s Mostovoy positive for Covid, out of Euro 2020

Russian winger Andrei Mostovoy has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be replaced by defender Roman Yevgenyev for Euro 2020, the team said Friday. “Due to the unfavourable result of Andrei Mostovoy’s PCR test, the coaching staff made the decision to call defender Roman Yevgenyev in his place,” the team said…

June 11, 2021 James Rotimi

Arsenal, Newcastle join chase for Adarabioyo

Premier League clubs Arsenal and Newcastle are among the clubs interested in making a bid for Fulham defender of Nigerian descent Tosin Adarabioyo, The PUNCH reports. Adarabioyo, who was one of the Cottagers’ best performers in the Premier League last season, can leave Craven Cottage for just £10m this summer, thanks…

June 11, 2021 James Rotimi

Oshoala missed Jamaica clash over visa hitch

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala missed the team’s 1-0 defeat to Jamaica at this year’s Summer Series – a four-nation tournament in the United States of America due to a visa hitch, The PUNCH reports. Houston Dash forward Deneisha Blackwood scored the only goal of the encounter at the BBVA Stadium,…

June 10, 2021 James Rotimi

Euro 2020: Maguire hands Southgate boost ahead of Croatia clash

Harry Maguire has handed Gareth Southgate a huge boost as he returned to full training with the England squad on Thursday. The defender had been working alone in the gym following his recovery from an ankle problem that kept him out of Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat by Villarreal. It…


June 10, 2021 James Rotimi

Euro 2020: Spain’s COVID-19 chaos not pleasant – Enrique

Spain coach Luis Enrique has admitted the national team’s situation “isn’t pleasant” with the players unable to train together days from their Euro 2020 debut. He was quick to add that he has experienced worse. Captain Sergio Busquets’ positive COVID-19 test on Sunday began a week of disruption for Spain with…

June 10, 2021 Michael Njenga

Kaizer Chiefs target Bradley Grobler says NO to Naturena, stays at Matsatsantsa

Reported target of Kaizer Chiefs, Bradley Grobler, has extended his stay at SuperSport United by a further two seasons. …

June 10, 2021 Michael Njenga

Kaizer Chiefs complete the signing of four players! – Report

Kaizer Chiefs have already completed four signings ahead of next seasons major renovation and you can take a look at the new faces below! …

June 9, 2021 James Rotimi

UEFA suspends legal action against Super League clubs

European football’s governing body UEFA has suspended legal action against Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona over their role in attempting to launch a breakaway European Super League. “The UEFA appeal Body has decided to stay the proceedings until further notice,” UEFA said Wednesday without specifying their reasons. Real, Juventus and Barcelona…

June 9, 2021 James Rotimi

Nadal reaches 14th French Open semi-final

Rafael Nadal reached a record-extending 14th French Open semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 win over Diego Schwartzman, setting up a potential last-four showdown with world number one Novak Djokovic. Nadal, bidding for a 14th Roland Garros title and record 21st major triumph, dropped his first set at…

June 9, 2021 Michael Njenga

Gallery | First 4 pictures as Stuart Baxter returns to Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs officially have a new coach – and a familiar one at that in 67-year-old Englishman Stuart Baxter. …

June 9, 2021 James Rotimi

Wolves announce ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage as new manager

Wolves on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Benfica boss Bruno Lage as the new manager of the Premier League club. Lage replaces Nuno Espirito Santo, who left Molineux at the end of the season. “The Portuguese joins having most recently spent 18 months at the helm of Benfica, who he…

June 9, 2021 Michael Njenga

Cape Town City’s Mpho Makola makes a decision on his future

Cape Town City FC have confirmed veteran midfielder Mpho Makola has signed a new contract extension until the end of the 2021/22 season. …

June 9, 2021 Michael Njenga

Latest PSL transfer rumours: Kaizer Chiefs striker rubbishes exit talk

In the latest Premier Soccer League transfer rumours, the Soweto Giants Kaizer Chiefs continue to be the talk of the town. …

June 8, 2021 James Rotimi

Brazil Supreme Court to consider halting Copa America

Brazil’s Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hold hearings on two requests to block the Copa America, casting new doubt on the troubled South American football championships five days from kickoff. Chief Justice Luiz Fux said given the “exceptional nature of the case,” he had decided to have the full 11-member…

June 8, 2021 James Rotimi

Eagles hold Lions in second friendly in Austria

Nigeria played out a goalless draw with Cameroon on Tuesday in an international friendly at the Stadion Wiener Neustadt in Austria. The Eagles were hoping to avenge their 1-0 loss to the Indomitable Lions four days earlier at the same venue, while also hoping to hand head coach, Gernot Rohr, his…

June 8, 2021 James Rotimi

Injury forces Benzema out of France, Bulgaria pre-Euro friendly

Karim Benzema was forced to leave the pitch injured during France’s final pre-Euro 2020 friendly against Bulgaria, after being recalled to the national team following a near six-year exile. Benzema, 33, was taken off in the 39th minute with what appeared to be a thigh injury at the Stade De France…

June 8, 2021 Michael Njenga

‘Where is my trophy?’ Video of Royal AM’s MaMkhize goes viral [Watch]

GladAfrica Championship side Royal AM’s owner MaMkhize has gone viral after she demanded to be awarded the league title. Watch the video below …

June 8, 2021 Michael Njenga

Mamelodi Sundowns get even richer with Q-Innovation Quarter 4 win

Mamelodi Sundowns have been confirmed as the 2020/21 DStv Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter Four winners. …

June 8, 2021 Michael Njenga

Rasta at it AGAIN! Artist paints AmaZulu’s Benni McCarthy – PICTURES

Lebani Sirenje, popularly known as ‘Rasta The Artist’, has made AGAIN made the headlines, this time for painting AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy. …


June 8, 2021 James Rotimi

NPFL longest unbeaten run thrills Akwa gaffer

Kennedy Boboye, head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Akwa United, has described his side’s stunning run of form as incredible, The PUNCH reports. The Uyo-based club made a slow start to the 2020/21 season, but after a match-day 10 2-1 loss to Nasarawa United on February 14, they embarked…

June 7, 2021 James Rotimi

Friendlies: Can Rohr end six-game winless run as Eagles battle Lions?

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has a huge task on his hands to end his side’s winless run of friendlies, as they take on Cameroon in the second of their doubleheader friendly games in Austria on Tuesday (today). Both teams face off again at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium, Vienna on Tuesday….

June 7, 2021 James Rotimi

De Bruyne joins Belgium Euro 2020 squad after surgery

Kevin De Bruyne joined up with the Belgium squad on Monday but remains a major doubt for their Euro 2020 opener against Russia after undergoing minor surgery on a facial injury, his coach Roberto Martinez said. “Kevin De Bruyne has joined the group and that’s fantastic news. He looks ready, he…

June 7, 2021 James Rotimi

Simon Biles claims US Women all-around title for seventh time

Four-time Olympic champion, Simone Biles, has claimed the US Women all-around title for the seventh time at the US Gymnastics Championship, which held on Sunday. Biles presently holds the highest number of titles by any American woman in the all-around category, breaking her previous tie with Clara Schroth Lombady, who amassed…

June 7, 2021 Michael Njenga

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates stars join hands to feed the hungry

It’s not often where you get to see Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs working on the same side but one such occasion was this morning. Gallery below! …

June 7, 2021 James Rotimi

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Berlin tournament

Naomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Berlin WTA grasscourt tournament in the wake of her controversial exit from the French Open, organisers confirmed Monday. “We have received notification that Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management, she will take a break,” said a spokesman for the…

June 7, 2021 Michael Njenga

Springboks name squad to face British & Irish Lions

The Springboks named a 46-man squad which will play a three-Test series against the British Source…

June 7, 2021 Michael Njenga

Serena Williams knocked out of French Open in fourth round

Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after the Source…

June 7, 2021 Michael Njenga

GALLERY: Meet the England Euro 2021 WAGS!

From models to pop stars to lawyers … there will be plenty of new WAGS in the stands supporting England when the delayed Euro 2020 championships kick off. …

June 6, 2021 James Rotimi

Busquets contracts COVID-19, leaves Spain’s Euro training camp

Sergio Busquets has left Spain’s pre-Euro 2020 training camp after testing positive for Covid-19, the country’s football federation (RFEF) announced on Sunday. In a statement, the RFEF said Spain captain Busquets, 32, tested positive earlier on Sunday, with the rest of the squad all testing negative. The RFEF added that those…

June 6, 2021 James Rotimi

Argentina confirm Copa America participation despite Covid fears

Argentina on Sunday confirmed they would participate in the Copa America in neighbouring Brazil despite concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The country was originally due to host the continental showpiece alongside Colombia but a week ago South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL moved the tournament to Brazil. Argentina “confirms its participation…

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Benni McCarthy named Coach of the Season at PSL awards + ALL the other winners

AmaZulu’s Benni McCarthy was named DStv Premiership Coach of the Season at Sunday’s virtual PSL Awards for the 2020/21 season. …

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Peter Shalulile the big winner at PSL awards + ALL the results

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Namibian striker Peter Shalulile took top honours at Sunday’s virtual PSL Awards for the 2020/21 season. …

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

French Ligue 1 champions eye SA U23 midfielder – here’s the proof!

Newly crowned French Ligue 1 champions Lille are reportedly interesting in securing the services of South African midfielder Sphephelo Sithole from Portuguese top-flight side Belenenses. …


June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Itumeleng Khune receives early luxury birthday present – PICTURES!

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will celebrate his 34th birthday on 20 June and the veteran shot-stopper was the recipient of an early present. …

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Euro 2020 Group D: England’s great expectations

England’s quest to end 55 years of hurt without winning a major tournament starts in Euro 2020 Group D. …

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Orlando Pirates fans left FUMING with club legend and here’s why!

Orlando Pirates were left fuming with club legend Phumudzo Manenzhe after he urged the club to continue supporting Josef Zinnbauer …

June 6, 2021 Michael Njenga

Top politician’s plea to Kaizer Chiefs: ‘Keep Arthur Zwane as head coach’

A top SA politician who also happens to be an avid Kaizer Chiefs fan, has a plea to the management now that the season is done and dusted. …

June 5, 2021 Michael Njenga

Pitso Mosimane set to lose a prized trophy due to a boxing bout!

Pitso Mosimane may soon be forced to part ways with one of his prized trophies due to a proposed boxing bout between Big Zulu and King Monada …

June 5, 2021 James Rotimi

Djokovic to face Musetti in French Open last 16

Novak Djokovic moved effortlessly into the French Open fourth round for the 12th successive year on Saturday, setting up an intriguing duel against Italian teenager Lorenzo Musetti as Elina Svitolina crashed out, leaving just three of the women’s top 10 seeds in the tournament. World number one Djokovic, the champion in…

June 5, 2021 Michael Njenga

Man City boss Pep Guardiola named Premier League Manager of the Season 2020/21

Pep Guardiola has been voted the 2020/21 Premier League Manager of the Season. The Manchester Source…

June 4, 2021 James Rotimi

BREAKING: Cameroon beat Nigeria 1-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been beaten by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in an international friendly played on Friday. The match played at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium, Austria saw Zambo Anguissa find the back of the net in the 37th minute to end the game 1-0. The Eagles were…

June 4, 2021 James Rotimi

Serena beats Collins to reach French Open last 16

Serena Williams sent out a warning to the rest of the depleted women’s draw on Friday with a dominant straight-sets win over Danielle Collins to reach the French Open last 16 for the first time since 2018. The 39-year-old, still one short of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam…

June 4, 2021 Michael Njenga

Kenya confident of hosting successful WRC Safari Rally

The Kenyan Safari Rally will make its much-anticipated return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) Source…

June 4, 2021 Michael Njenga

TS Galaxy vs Kaizer Chiefs shapes up as top eight playoff

The TS Galaxy vs Kaizer Chiefs fixture will be the focus for many as the Premiership season wraps this weekend. …

June 4, 2021 Michael Njenga

Dylan Kerr gets inked with TTM club logo tattoo on his leg – PICTURES!

Coach of DStv Premiership side TTM, Dylan Kerr, has endeared himself to the club’s supporters by having the side’s logo tattooed on his calf. …

June 4, 2021 James Rotimi

14,000 spectators to attend Euro 2020 matches in Munich

The government of Bavaria on Friday gave the green light for around 14,000 spectators to attend Euro 2020 matches in Munich, meeting UEFA’s stipulation that no European Championship games are played behind closed doors. Spectators will be able to see Germany host world champions France at the Allianz Arena on June…

June 4, 2021 James Rotimi

Champions League winner Tuchel extends contract with Chelsea

Chelsea rewarded Thomas Tuchel for winning the Champions League in his first five months in charge with a new contract to 2024 on Friday. The German joined in January with the Blues languishing in ninth in the Premier League. But Chelsea were revitalised by Tuchel’s arrival, climbing the table to finish…


June 4, 2021 James Rotimi

Choupo-Moting extends Bayern contract till 2023

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have extended the contract of back-up striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting by two more years, it was announced on Friday. The veteran 32-year-old Senegal striker, understudy to this season’s Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski, was out of contract this month but has signed a new deal until 2023….

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