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Joshua sends Klitschko into retirement

The former heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from the sport at age 41, his management said in a statement Thursday. Klitschko’s last fight was a defeat to British-Nigerian born pugilist Anthony Joshua in April when he was stopped in the 11th round. A potential rematch in November …

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Chelsea are kings of England

Chelsea Football club have emerged champions of the 2016/2017 English Premier League, after a 1-0 win over hosts West Brom which took them to 87 points. They succeeded Leicester City who won it the last season. Chelsea now have 10 points more than closest rivals Tottenham who can only get …

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FG dissolves board of sports federation

The Ministry of Youth and Sports on Friday announced the dissolution of boards of National Sports Federations in preparation for the election of new board members. Mr. Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports, made the announcement in a statement signed by Nneka Anibeze, Special Assistant on Media to the …

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Chelsea thrash Spurs for FA final

Chelsea defeated arch rivals, Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 to book a place in the finals of the English FA Cup. In the thrilling encounter at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea twice led Spurs but the London neighbours always found a way to keep parity. Brazilian Willian opened scoring for Chelsea in the fifth …

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Dalung briefs Buhari on World Cup, CAF

The Minister of Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Thursday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the efforts of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Dalung, who spoke after a closed door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said he also briefed him …

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What Chelsea needs to win the Premier League – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has told his squad that they have to win their remaining six matches, if they must win the Premier League. The Italian was speaking after watching his side defeat Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard scored twice, as the Blues maintained …

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Madagascar FA chief Ahmad elected as new Caf president

Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign. Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election, which was held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday. The result means a change in eadership for the first time since …

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edge out PSG in great comeback

Barcelona have qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, staging a stunning comeback from 0-4 deficit in the first leg, to edge out Paris Saint Germain 6-5. Thanks to a late brace by Neymar in the 88th and 90th minute and a Sergi Roberto overtime goal, a feat …

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Chelsea create 11 point lead after beating Swansea

Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points after victory over battling Swansea City at Stamford Bridge. Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance by firing the Blues ahead, poking the ball through the legs of Jack Cork and into the net. …

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Chelsea give Arsenal blues, Liverpool lose to Hull

English premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday thrashed neighbours Arsenal 3-1 in a Week 24 London derby of the English Premier League (EPL). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chelsea tightened their grip on the Premier League title race and delivered a blow to Arsenal’s aspirations with a …

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NFF wasting money on foreign coaches – Fashanu

Ex-England international, John Fashanu, on Friday called for the hiring of local coaches as future Super Eagles managers. Fashanu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the idea of hiring European coaches for Super Eagles’ job was not only inappropriate but a misconception.“I am sorry to say this, …

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FIFA stops $1.5million grant to NFF over “traces of corruption”

World football governing body, FIFA, has decided to stop their annual $1.5million development grant to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), because they found “traces of corruption” in how previous funds were spent. According to AfricanFootball, FIFA has also issued the NFF a final warning “to straighten their financial records”.was signed …

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Sepp Blatter loses ban appeal

Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA has lost his appeal to upturn his six-year ban from football. The ban imposed by FIFA ethics committee was upheld today by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The 80-year-old Swiss was banned over ethics breaches as his 17 years as head …

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My Team started badly – Mourinho

Mourinho on Chelsea Defeat Manchester United’s Coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that his team started badly which cost them an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Chelsea. The goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’golo Kante ensured that Mourinho was humiliated on his return to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho, who …

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