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The shirt Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match has been sold for £7.1 million. On June 22, 1986, Maradona scored two of the most famous goals ever for Argentina against England. In the 51st minute, the Argentine gave his side the lead with a blatant handball, a goal he would dub ‘The Hand of God’. Four minutes later, he scored the ‘Goal of the Century’ as he picked up the ball...

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored an excellent equaliser to spare Manchester United a third successive English Premier League defeat as they drew 1-1 at home with Chelsea on Thursday. Ralf Rangnick’s side lost their previous two games to Liverpool and Arsenal by an aggregate score of 7-1. But while the performance on their return to Old Trafford was by no means impressive, they at least avoided another loss. In spite of a dismal first-half showing in which...

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Eintracht Frankfurt secured a brilliant 2-1 win away at West Ham United in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. Bundesliga colleagues RB Leipzig also fought to a 1-0 home win over Rangers. Daichi Kamada nudged the winner for Eintracht Frankfurt early in the second half to the delight of the 3,000 fans who backed the Eagles in London. And they will be dreaming of a trip to Seville for the May...

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The result of Nigeria vs Ghana World Cup qualifier football match has created an opportunity for many Ghanaians to banter with Nigeria on social media. The Black Stars held the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. The two teams had settled for a goalless draw in the first leg played at the Baba Yaro Stadium in...

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Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has confirmed he is selling Chelsea Football Club as the fall-out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, with all net proceeds from the sale to be donated to victims of the war in Ukraine. The Russian billionaire purchased the West London outfit in 2003 for £140m and transformed it into one of the world’s most successful clubs. But his position has come under scrutiny following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He initially...

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AWKA — Akwa United midfielder, Seth Mayi on Sunday evening stunned the crowd that had gathered at the New Jos Stadium in Plateau State when he proposed to his girlfriend, Blessing Karimu. Seth asked Blessing to marry him just before the kick-off of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match between Plateau United and Akwa United. The creative midfielder created a love scene when he took out a ring to pop the “Will You Marry...

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ABUJA — The Falconets on Saturday defeated their Cameroonian counterparts 3-0 in a second leg match of the fourth round of the 2022 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup African zone qualifiers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that victory in the match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja saw the Falconets advancing to the qualifiers’ next round. The Nigerian national under-20 women’s team went on to qualify for the final round...

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ABUJA — Christopher Danjuma, the head coach of Nigeria’s national under-20 women’s football team, says they are going back to the drawing board in spite of a convincing win over their opponents. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Falconets on Saturday defeated the Junior Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 3-0 to qualify on a 3-0 aggregate. They advanced to the fifth and final round of the African zone qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA...

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Bayern Munich had to fight hard for a 3-2 win against RB Leipzig on Saturday to extend their 2021/2022 Bundesliga lead over Borussia Dortmund to nine points. Thomas Müller broke the deadlock in the Allianz Arena in the 12th minute, taking the rebound after goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi saved Robert Lewandowski’s effort. However, it did not take RB Leipzig too long to level things up with Portuguese striker André Silva. Müller hit the net again, but...

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The Super Eagles on Tuesday had their final training session for the final Group D game against Guinea-Bissau at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the training took place at the annex pitch of the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua. But the session looked uneventful as the three-time champions only have as opponents on Wednesday the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau who are with only...

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