The road to the finals of Africa’s top club competitions, the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, reaches the suspense phase this weekend. This stage of the competitions sees the continent’s top clubs, including the Port Harcourt-based Rivers United, start the first leg journey of the quarter-finals. The action gets underway on Friday evening […]

Tiger Woods has undergone successful ankle surgery to treat arthritis caused by a previous injury. The 47-year-old had to pull out of the 2023 Masters midway through the third round earlier this month, which he attributed to plantar fasciitis. But he had an operation on Wednesday in New York. The surgeon performed a subtalar fusion […]

Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel heaped praise on his team despite their Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City. This was after a 1-1 draw in their quarter-final return leg in Germany on Wednesday dumped them out 4-1 on aggregate. Tuchel, who took over from sacked Julian Nagelsmann in late March, has now […]

Inter Milan coach, Simone Inzaghi, has described their run to the Champions League semi-finals as a dream. Inzaghi says they will give it all they have got against city rivals AC Milan as they battle to become the first Italian finalists for six years. The coach could not hide his excitement after his team drew […]

Rangers’ Champions League hopes are in the balance after they slipped to a meek defeat by Union Saint-Gilloise on Tuesday. The visitors’ positive start evaporated when Teddy Teuma was allowed too much space in the box to fire the opener. Then, after a VAR check deemed Connor Goldson had handled in the box, Dante Vanzeir […]

Premier League captains are in talks over the future of the pre-match anti-racism gesture of taking a knee before the new season begins on Friday. According to reports, the captains have already held one meeting on the subject without reaching a resolution. Reports also says another meeting will take place when they have consulted with […]

England are to open talks with Euro 2022-winning manager Sarina Wiegman over a new contract. According to reports, the Football Association is keen to extend a deal that runs until 2025. Dutchwoman Wiegman only took on the job last September but led England to their first women’s major trophy on Sunday. FA chief executive, Mark Bullingham said Wiegman was their […]

Almost 13 years after Nigeria last hosted any major football tournament, the country on Tuesday notified the Confederation of African Football (CAF) her desire to stage the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2025. President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, confirmed this to newsmen at the Teslim Balogun 50th anniversary held at […]

England reached their first major women’s tournament final since 2009 in stunning fashion as they put four past Olympic finalists Sweden at Euro 2022 in Sheffield. The Lionesses, who extended their unbeaten run to 19 games under manager Sarina Wiegman, will play either Germany or France for the ultimate prize at Wembley on 31 July. […]

World champion and record holder in the 100m women’s hurdles, Tobi Amusan, said she once considered quitting athletics after being left out of the women’s relay team at the 2013 Africa Youth Games in Warri. She went on to win bronze in the long jump instead, but she admitted she was frustrated with the way […]

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