Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SPORTS

Sports stories from around the globe

Some fans in Asaba, Delta on Thursday expressed disappointment over Blessing Okagbare’s withdrawal from the 100m and 200m events at the ongoing 21st Africa Athletics Senior Championships. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okagbare, the African 200 metres record-holder, was not on...
French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player award on Tuesday, AFP reports. Luka Modric was nominated for the...
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup and got...
Didier Deschamps became the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach as Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe sealed glory for France. France's array of superstars came out to shine as Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba...
France will unleash the attacking talents of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann against Eden Hazard’s gifted Belgium side in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a place in the World Cup final at stake. The semi-final matchup of the European neighbours...
Former Super Falcons coach, James Peters, who wrote a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a ‘Monumental Stealing and Financial Crimes’ in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied being used by anybody. Instead, he...
Mikel Obi played in Nigeria’s defeat to Argentina despite concerns over his father’s safety, the Guardian of UK reports. Mikel was told that his father had been kidnapped and would be killed if he reported anything – just hours before he led...
Giwa ▪Move may lead to FIFA ban-Keyamo Nigerian football politics took a new twist on Monday, when Chris Giwa resumed at the Glasshouse of the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja, as the president of the football body. Giwa, who was elected as...
France's forward Kylian Mbappe (C) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. FRANCK FIFE /...
The Portugal superstar poses a considerable threat to the South Americans in the last 16 of World Cup 2018, but they have no special plans for him Uryguay defender Sebastian Coates has warned his team not to focus solely on...
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr expressed his desire to stay on with the Super Eagles and lead them out to another World Cup in four years time. ‘’Its my desire to stay on with this fantastic team. They are a...