Category Archives: Sports

Kano pillars fans attack referee in Lagos after Pillars, Rangers NPFL tie


Violence and controversy took centre stage on Match Day 4 of the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League Championship Playoff fixture between Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos on Monday as supporters invaded the pitch. Kano

Jay-Jay Okocha in Scotland court over money laundering


Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha has appeared in court in Aberdeen facing money laundering charges, Aberdeen Evening Express reports. Okocha, who is better known as Jay-Jay, appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday. The 45-year-old, who describes

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

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Star striker Neymar has been accused of raping a woman at a hotel in Paris, Brazilian media reports said on Saturday, charges that the player’s father slammed as attempted blackmail. According to a complaint filed with Sao Paolo police and reported by

Liverpool wins Champions League final: Fans celebrate victory

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Thousands of euphoric Liverpool fans, chanting “champions” and clad in their team’s red colours, took to the streets of Madrid to celebrate victory in their Champions League final against Tottenham. Liverpool supporters erupted in delight at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium

Andy Ruiz knocks out Anthony Joshua, takes three world titles


Anthony Joshua’s bid to make a splash in his US debut ended in misery for the three belts heavyweight world champion with a stunning loss to underdog Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Ruiz recorded a monster upset,

FG hands Westerhof apartment papers 25 years after promise

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The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja presented documents of the apartment promised to former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof for leading the national team to glory in 1994. The Dutchman helped Nigeria qualify for their first-ever World Cup in

NFF president Pinnick, four others charged with N4bn fraud


The President of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF ), Mr Amaju Pinnick, and four other officers of the federation have been charged by the Federal Government with an alleged misappropriation of $8,400 said to have been paid by FIFA

Seychelles: Rohr drops Iheanacho, hands Onuachu first call-up


Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr on Monday dropped Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho from his 23-man squad for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs, both in Asaba, Delta State.

Kidnappers of Kalu’s mother demand N50m ransom


Kidnappers of Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu’s mother have reportedly demanded a ransom of N50m for her release. Kalu’s mother, Mrs Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu, was kidnapped on February 27 at Umuamacha Umueze in Abia State on her way home, according

President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians


President Mohammadu Buhari has extended his appreciation to Nigerians for their support since he became president in 2015, soliciting for more support. The president assured citizens of the country of his commitment to to continue to fulfill campaign promises and