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Egypt’s Salah beats Moses to BBC African footballer

Egypt and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. The Liverpool star was named following a record number of votes ahead of Nigeria’s Victor Moses, Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita and Sadio Mane of Senegal, according to the BBC. Many Nigerians were hopeful Moses could win after the 2004 edition won by his compatriot Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha. “I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old told BBC Sport. “It’s…

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Ronaldo sets incredible Champions League record

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo once again broke a UEFA Champions League all-time record on Wednesday night. The Portuguese scored his side’s second goal in their 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund. Borja Mayoral had opened the scoring for Los Blancos before Ronaldo added the defending champions’ second. However, Dortmund pulled two goals back thanks to a brace from a former African Footballer of the Year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Lucas Vazquez score a late winner for Zinedine Zidane’s side. That…

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World Cup Final Draw: Nigeria, Argentina in the Same Group

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup. And the teams will be meeting for the fifth time in a World Cup final with the Argentineans winning all previous four encounters. The other countries in Group D are Croatia and Iceland. The Eagles will be playing their opening game against Croatia. The ceremony held at the state Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. Nigeria had met Argentina in four previous editions of the tournament and…

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FIFA World Cup: All Set for a Colourful Draw Session in Russia

Friday’s Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is set to improve upon whatever has been done previously in the final draws for the past 20 championships. For a start, the draw ceremony is being held inside the State Kremlin Palace – the Parliament of the Russian Federation, which served the same purpose when the country was a much bigger, more intimidating Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It is a long way from 1934, when the…

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Sam Allardyce is the New Boss at Everton

Everton Football Club has appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager. The 63-year-old former England boss, who has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in May, said he was “enthused and energised” about managing Everton. Mr. Allardyce, who signed a deal until June 2019 will be a permanent replacement of the Dutch Ronald Koeman, sent packing in October after disappointing results, which saw the club in an embarrassing 18th position in the Premier League. “The ambition of…

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Pistorius’ Sentence More Than Doubled

Reeva Steenkamp “can now rest in peace,” her family said Friday, after a South African high court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for her killing. The Supreme Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Steenkamp. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient, according to a CNN report. The former Olympic and Paralympic sprinter killed Steenkamp at his…

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Robinho Given Prison Sentence For 2013 Rape

Celebrated Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub. The forward, who left AC Milan in 2015 after five years, was not in court but pleaded not guilty through his lawyer. The sentence will be put on…

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Lille suspends coach that rejected Enyeama

French Ligue 1 club, Lille has announced the suspension of Marcelo Bielsa as coach of the team. The announcement made on Wednesday however did not state any reason for his suspension which was announced on the official twitter handle of the club. The Argentinean is noted as the coach who kept Vincent Enyeama from the first team. It is believed that his suspension is bothering on how he is running the team. As soon as he took over at…

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Moses out of Chelsea’s Baku trip, set for Liverpool

Chelsea are now in Baku, Azerbaijan, to take on Qarabag on Wednesday, with Antonio Conte’s side hoping to book their spot in the knockout stages of the 2018/18 UEFA Champions League. They are on the trip without Victor Moses, although he is expected back for the team’s Premier League game this weekend. The Nigeria winger has been declared fit enough to face Liverpool in Saturday’s league clash at Anfield. Moses limped out of Chelsea’s Premier League defeat to London…

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Pogba show class as Man Utd beat Newcastle, Chelsea up

Manchester United big buy, Paul Pogba scored on his return from injury as the Manchester team came from behind to beat Newcastle United and set a club record of 38 games unbeaten at Old Trafford. Dwight Gayle gave the visitors a surprise lead when a slip by Victor Lindelof let in the striker to score in off the post, according to a BBC report. Pogba, back after nine weeks out with a hamstring injury, crossed for Anthony Martial to…

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Serena Williams Marries Alexis Ohanian in lavish, A-list Crowded Ceremony

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. The event had a Beauty and the Beast theme and included 200 people on the guest list, according to several media reports. We learnt that an entire block of the city was sealed off for the event which was held…

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Maradona demands Argentina job, insists he’s number one

The ripple effect of Nigeria’s 4-2 defeat of Argentina is increasing as Argentina legend and former national team manager Diego Maradona has offered to come back and coach the team. Maradona took to Instagram after Argentina surrendered a 2-0 lead in Krasnodar, Russia, to lose their first match under incumbent boss Jorge Sampaoli. And to prove he is the best candidate for the job on the road to Russia 2018, “El Diego” compared his record to that of his…

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