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Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Bonuses After World Cup Elimination

Super Falcons players have refused to leave the team hotel after their exit from the women’s World Cup on Saturday, demanding that the country’s soccer federation clears all of their outstanding bonus payments, The players staged a sit-in protest shortly after Nigeria were beaten 3-0 by double champions Germany who continued their unbeaten run to reach the quarter-finals. According to reports, the players are owed bonuses amounting to around N2m about ($6,537) accumulated over three years, including for games against Gambia and Senegal, but only half that amount had been…

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AFCON: Buhari Charges Super Eagles Against Burundi

As the Super Eagles file out in their first match against Burundi Saturday, in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), holding in Egypt, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged them to play every match for the honour of motherland. The President urged them to lift the flag of Nigeria high, and reinforce the reputation of the country as football powerhouse on the continent. “I will be watching, just as millions of Nigerians would also do. You have our solid support, and we will cheer you to victory,” President Buhari said….

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Super Eagles Coach Hopes For Victory Over Burundi

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is hoping for a win against debutants Burundi in order to boost his team’s confidence at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The three-time African champions will lock horns against the Central African nation for the first time in an international outing, in their Group B opener at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday. Burundi are one of the two debuting nations in Group B, alongside Madagascar, and Rohr stated that his team will be looking to make a statement in the group with the result. “Beating Burundi in…

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Ex-Super Eagles Kanu Rallies Support For Eagles

Ex-Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has called on fans to get behind the Super Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opener against Burundi on Saturday. Gernot Rohr’s side is set for their first game in Africa’s foremost football competition since 2013 and will take on the Central African team in their opening Group B fixture billed for the Alexandria Stadium. Kanu helped Nigeria to second-place at the 2000 edition of the AFCON and he is also part of the seven legends selected by CAF as this year’s tournament…

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CAF Champions League: Esperance Ordered To Return Medals, Face Wydad Casablanca Again

Esperance have been ordered to return the African Champions League trophy and to replay the second leg of the final. The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed. Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue. The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands….

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Serena Emerges First Richest Self-Made Female Athlete

Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to land herself a spot on Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women, according to the global media company. The 23-time Grand Slam champion made the list as a result of her estimated fortune of $224m (about £177m), with Forbes stating that the sports star’s impressive wealth is a result of her “brain and brand rather than her backhand”. Williams has invested in 34 start-up business over the past five years, with the 37-year-old tennis star telling the publication: “I…

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Anthony Joshua: My Defeat Minor Setback, Vows I’ll Get It Back

Anthony Joshua vowed to “get the belts back” after calling his sensational heavyweight world-title defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr a “minor setback”. Joshua, 29, was floored four times as Ruiz defied underdog status to win in seven rounds and deliver a true shock to the sport at Madison Square Garden. He said: “It’s a test of character. I’ll see what is next and move on.” Promoter Eddie Hearn said a rematch is a “must win” because Joshua’s options will be “nothing after that”. A rematch clause was part of the…

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Fans Boo Anthony Joshua As Underdog Ruiz Dethrones Him

…..In One-Sided Contest Anthony Joshua came to Madison Square Garden to win over U.S boxing fans they way he had mesmerized the entire United Kingdom. Or so he thought. Four knockdowns later, he was an ex-champion and another in a long line of failed British heavyweights, a line only temporarily interrupted by the reign of Lennox Lewis. It may not have been Buster Douglas upsetting Mike Tyson, but in its own way, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s seventh-round TKO of the previously unbeaten Joshua was every bit as shocking. A prohibitive underdog…

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Liverpool Win 6th UEFA Champions League, Beat Tottenham 2-0

Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 to win sixth UEFA Champions League title in an all English Premier League team affairs in Madrid, Spain. Mohammed Salah scored the opener through a well taken penalty two minutes into the game following Sissoko’s handball in the box. Devok Origi’s double the lead in the 86th minute to seal victory for the Jurgen Klopp tutored side. The win ensured Liverpool bounced back from losing last year’s final to Real Madrid. Tottenham’s coach Mauricio Pochettino will live to regret having gambled to start Harry Kane who…

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