FECAFOOT President and former Cameroon football star Samuel Eto’O has pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion and agreed a deal with Spanish prosecutors to avoid going to jail. Eto’O commited the tax fraud while playing for Barcelona, a court in the city announced Monday. Eto’o, who played for Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, received a fine and a 22-month ...
A new category; Interclubs Women Player of the Year has been introduced into CAF Africa Players Awards This year’s edition of the prestigious award ceremony for African football, the CAF Awards 2022, will hold on July 21, 2022, in Morocco. The CAF Awards will be held ahead of the final of Africa’s flagship women’s competition, Women’s Africa Cup of Nations ...
Super Eagles defeated Leone Stars of Sierra Leone 2-1 at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja without fans in the stands on Thursday in their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations encounter. The fans were absent as a result of the one-match ban placed on the country by the world football–governing body, FIFA, over the fracas that followed the end of ...
In what was the first match of Coach José Peseiro as Head Coach of the Super Eagles, CONCACAF ‘s perennial champions Mexico beat Nigeria 2-1 at the iconic AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Saturday night. Missing so many first-team players including Captain Ahmed Musa and being the first time they were coming together for any session since the disappointment of ...
The President of the African Development Bank and former minister of Agriculture, Dr Akiwumi Adesina, on Saturday, obtained copies of his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms to vie for the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket. This is as a coalition of 28 groups consisting of Youth Arise Movement, Nigerians in Diaspora One Nigeria Group, Prudent Youth Association of Nigeria, ...
Liverpool moved top of the Premier League as they outclassed Manchester United at Anfield and dented the visitors’ hopes of a top-four finish. Liverpool, who started a point behind Manchester City, led when Luis Diaz stroked in Mohamed Salah’s low cross. The home side continued to dominate and Salah slotted in a deserved second from Sadio Mane’s reverse pass. United ...
The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday evening in Abuja resumed training ahead of their second leg 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off against the Black Stars of Ghana. The team had returned to Nigeria in the early hours of Saturday after a goalless draw with Ghana on Friday in the first leg. The training, which was mainly a recovery session, ...
Falconets of Nigeria on Saturday evening defeated Senegal to pick up the ticket for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The Falconets trounced their Senegalese counterpart 4-1 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin to make it 7-2 on aggregate. Flourish Sebastine netted a brace in the 8th and 19th minute to put the Christopher Danjuma’s team ahead. The ...
Sunshine Queens FC of Akure has lost its goalkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson. A statement by its Media Officer, Femi Atolagbe, described the incident as “shocking” as the deceased had trained with the rest of the squad on Saturday at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure. It is heartbreaking; Sunshine Queens lost one of its goalkeepers, Elizabeth Johnson, moments ago. “She was ...
By Olusegun Patrick Odegbami Olusegun Obasanjo – probably, the fittest 85 year-old former President in the world. A friend who knows my relationship with Baba Olusegun Obasanjo observed, on social media, that I was not a part of the two teams that played a novelty football match in Abeokuta to mark his 85th birthday yesterday. Well, I was there. The ...