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Ibrahimovic Sent Off As Inter Beat AC Milan In Italian Cup

Inter Milan came from behind to beat AC Milan 2-1 on Tuesday in an Italian Cup quarter-final which saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismissed after scoring the latter’s goal. Ibrahimovic was ruthless on his first chance, firing low off the left post after entering the penalty box in the 31st minutes, But he was dismissed in the 58th minute. Romelu Lukaku went on to draw Inter Milan level from the penalty kick spot. The match referee also exited with a pulled muscle and was replaced by the fourth official with 10 minutes…

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Plane Crash Kills President, Players From Soccer Club Palmas

Tragedy struck Brazilian soccer club Palmas on Sunday when four players and the president of the club died in a plane crash, the club announced. “The plane took off and crashed at the end of the runway at the Tocantinense Aviation Association,” the club said. “We regret to report there are no survivors.” The small plane took off from the Tocantinense Aviation Association, a small airfield near Palmas, on Sunday to bring club president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noe, Ranule and Marcus Molinari to a game in…

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Female Referees Create African Football Record At CHAN

Three female referees created history Saturday as Guinea and Zambia moved closer to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals, Tanzania clawed back into contention and Namibia were eliminated. Ethiopian referee Lidya Tafesse and her assistants, Malawian Bernadettar Kwimbira and Nigerian Mimisen Iyorhe, became the first women to control a match at a senior CAF male tournament. The breakthrough came two years after female referees handled matches at the African under-23 and under-17 Cup of Nations tournaments. Former professional basketball player Tafesse gave a flawless performance as Tanzania edged Namibia 1-0…

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Pogba Goal At Fulham Reclaims League Top Spot For Man U

Paul Pogba scored a superb winner as Manchester United reclaimed top spot in the Premier League by coming from behind for a club-record equalling away win at Fulham. In what is becoming a familiar pattern for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side outside Manchester this season, they fell behind early in the game, with Ademola Lookman beating the offside trap before firing in an angled drive. But for the seventh time away from Old Trafford in 2020-21, United found a winning response – taking their run to 17 games unbeaten away in…

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Aubameyang’s Brace Gives Arsenal Win Over Newcastle

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 3-0 in the English Premier League (EPL) match played at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. The victory for Arsenal condemned Steve Bruce’s side to a ninth game without a win in all competitions. Aubameyang fired the Gunners ahead in the 50th minute, finishing off a counter-attack, running at the Newcastle defence and then blasting home a powerful left-foot drive at the near post. Ten minutes later Bukayo Saka made it 2-0 with a confident slot home after good work down the…

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WAFU ‘B’ U-17: Cote d’Ivoire Defeat Golden Eaglets To Lift Trophy

The Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on Monday defeated Nigeria’s national under-17 male football team 3-2 to win the WAFU “B” U-17 Tournament in Lome, Togo. The Golden Eaglets were unable to defend the title they won two years ago after going down to the Ivorians for the second time in the regional tournament. Nigeria who are five-times world champions fought from 0-3 down to score twice, but it was a little too late for a comeback on the night. The impressive Ivorians finished the tournament unbeaten by winning all…

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Messi Sent Off As Athletic Bilbao Beat FC Barcelona To Win Super Cup

Inaki Williams’s brilliant strike in extra time earned Athletic Bilbao a 3-2 win over FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday, with Lionel Messi sent off in the final stages. The Basque side, who last won the trophy in 2015 with a 5-1 aggregate victory over the Catalans, grabbed a last minute equaliser through Asier Villalibre to tie the game at 2-2 and force an extra 30 minutes. Antoine Griezmann had sent FC Barcelona ahead and restored their advantage with goals either side of Oscar de Marcos’s equaliser.…

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WAFU U-17: Senate President Tasks Golden Eaglets To Beat Burkina Faso

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Golden Eaglets to go all out and ensure that they defeat their Burkina Faso counterparts in Friday’s semi-final encounter of the ongoing WAFU U-17 championship taking place in Togo. He urged the team to focus on the record already set by the country in U-17 football both at world and continental levels. The senate president noted that Nigeria had become a force to reckon with in football, especially at the U-17 level and that anything short of victory would stain the record already…

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Liverpool Drawn To Face Manchester United In FA Cup Fourth Round

English Premier League champions Liverpool will face Manchester United in a blockbuster FA Cup tie after the draw for the fourth round was made on Monday. The two teams will face off at Old Trafford on the weekend of Jan. 23. Holders Arsenal will go to Southampton, if they win their third-round match at Shrewsbury, while Manchester City travel to Cheltenham. The draw for the fifth round was also held Monday, to avoid fixture congestion. Winners of the Manchester United-Liverpool match will have a home tie against either Doncaster Rovers or West Ham. Fourth-round…

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WAFU U-17: Golden Eaglets Next Round Qualification Dicey

……. Played 1-1 With Ghana Nigeria’s national under-17 male team, on Saturday, drew 1-1 with the Black Starlets of Ghana in the ongoing WAFU- U17 Tournament in Lome, Togo. With the draw, Nigeria’s hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the tournament hangs in the balance, having lost 0-1 loss to Cote d’ Ivoire in their first match. In the pulsating match against arch rivals, Ghana, the Fatai Amoo tutored boys started the match on a positive note but ended the first half goalless. The second half saw the Eaglets…

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