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AKURE —  Niyi John, the First Assistant Coach of Sunshine Queens Football Club of Akure, says his players deserve a lot of praise for beating visiting Ibom Angels FC of Uyo on Wednesday. “My players did well and deserve praise for holding on to win the game,” John said during the game’s post-match conference. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sunshine Queens had beaten Ibom Angels 1-0 in a Match Day 6 fixture...

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DOUALA (Cameroon)  —  The Atlas Lions of Morocco are through to the semi-final stage of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a convincing 3-1 win against Zambian on Sunday. Morocco started on a high, finding the net within a minute at the Reunification Stadium in Douala, Cameroon. Soufiane Rahimi found space to slot the ball past Zambia’s goalkeeper Allan Chibwe. It was a case of poor defending by the Zambian backline, giving Rahimi space...

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PORT HARCOURT —  Hosts Rivers United Football Club on Sunday maintained their lead in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by beating Adamawa United of Yola 1-0 in Port Harcourt. They secured the lead in their Match Day 7 fixture at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium after a goal from Fortune Omoniwari in the 51st minute of the game. Speaking later, the Technical Adviser of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, said in spite of his club’s victory,...

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BARCELONA  —  FC Barcelona moved a place up into second in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday after a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, with club captain Lionel Messi entering the record books again. Barca went ahead after 20 minutes, when Lionel Messi scored directly from a free-kick for his 650th goal in 750 games for the club. Athletic Bilbao came back into it when Jordi Alba put past Marc-Andre ter Stegen after 49 minutes....

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AWKA — The Enugu-Ukwu Community in Njikoka Local Government of Anambra, and some Ex-players of Rangers International FC of Enugu, have expressed shock over the demise of Nwabueze Nwankwo, a foundation member of the team. Bonny Nkwuaku, President General of Enugu-Ukwu said the community had lost a pillar and was in deep shock following the news of his death. Nkwuaku said Nwabueze, popularly known as ‘Bulldozer’ in his heydays died on Thursday after a protracted...

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Bayern Munich Star, Alphonso Davies, has used Burna Boy’s ‘Way Too Big’ as a soundtrack to a video that celebrates his outstanding performances in 2020.  The song made one of the top 20 Nigerian songs on Apple Music in 2020. In the year 2020, the Ghanaian-Canadian left-back of Liberian Descent won six trophies with German club, Bayern Munich and was named the best left-back in the world.  This is coming after Fireboy’s ‘Champion’ soundtrack was...

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has pledged to handsomely reward the Golden Eaglets if they win the ongoing WAFU Zone B Under-17 championship in Togo, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Lawan, who spoke to NAN through his Special Adviser (SA) on Sports, Sani Fema, on Sunday night, stated that the team deserved to be rewarded for not crashing out at the group stages. The Golden Eaglets would face Cote d’ Ivoire, on Monday,...

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Mali kicked off their 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over a tough Burkina Faso side in Cameroon on Saturday. The Eagles won the West African clash in Group A thanks to an amazing 70th minute header by enterprising left-back Siaka Bagayoko at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. The defender, who plays for local giants Djoliba but previously featured for CS Sfaxien in Tunisia, settled the tie via an...

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Leicester City beat Southampton 2-0 on Saturday to go second in the ongoing 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL). James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored the goals to lift Leicester City to within one point of Manchester United, who play at third-placed Liverpool on Sunday. Brighton and West Brom both picked up vital wins in their fight for survival Saturday while Chelsea and West Ham moved up the table with wins in the day’s other matches....

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