Cup holders Nigeria has all to play for to earn a slot in the finals of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt in November, as they take the pitch at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba this evening trailing Sudan by a lone goal. A goal seconds to the end of the first half in Omdurman last Thursday left the Olympic Eagles nursing a deficit, and Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has said there…"Olympic Eagles in Big U23 AFCON Ticket Battle"
Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final yesterday. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat. Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals.…"Canadian Teenager, Andreescu, Stuns Serena to Win US Open"
Serena Williams branded her performance in the US Open final “inexcusable” and said it was the “worst match” she played during the tournament. Williams, who turns 38 later this month, was beaten 6-3 7-5 by Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, whose win marked her first Grand Slam title. Defeat means American Williams is still chasing a record-equalling 24th major. “I believe I could have just been more Serena today,” said Williams, a six-time champion at Flushing…"Serena Williams Slams Her ‘Inexcusable’ Performance"
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas said on Wednesday his main aim is to take the Ligue 1 club back to the Champions League, a trophy he is yet to win in his illustrious career. Fabregas joined the Principality outfit in January from Premier League outfit Chelsea but they will miss out on European competition altogether as they sit in a lowly 16th position in Ligue 1 with seven games to go. “For next season the objective…"Fabregas eyes Champions League return with Monaco"
French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has joined Monaco on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig with an option to buy, the Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday. Augustin, 22, came through the youth system at Paris Saint-Germain and made his league debut in 2015, winning a French league champion’s medal in 2016 and French Cup and League Cup winner’s medals in 2016 and 2017. He moved to Leipzig in July 2017 and scored 20 goals in…"Monaco sign Augustin on loan as Falcao heads to Istanbul"
Super Eagles new boy, Paul Onuachu scored world’s second fastest goal in football history yesterday as Nigeria defeated Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly in Asaba . The victory is first for Nigeria against Egypt at international level since 1990. The full capacity fans at the Stephen Keshi Stadium were just settling into their seats when the Midtjyland of Denmark front man neatly controlled the pass from John Ogu, weaved past three Egyptian…"New Boy, Onuachu Scores Nigeria’s Fastest Goal as Pharaohs Fall"
Sudan have emerged as the last opponents Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles will face to get a slot to the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in November this year. An impressive defensive display coupled with time wasting from the visiting Sudan helped them hold Kenya’s Emerging Stars to a goalless draw and qualify for the 2019 Africa U2-3 Cup of Nations third round qualifiers. With Sudan winning the first leg last week by 2-0, they thus…"Nigeria to Tackle Sudan for Final AFCON U-23 Slot"
Real Madrid Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt will be completed and inaugurated in May, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced. Speaking with journalists after inspecting the project yesterday, Wike said the academy would groom international football stars. The governor said the project would create talented soccer players and manpower that would positively impact the economy of the state. His words: “This project will be completed and commissioned before the end of May this…"Real Madrid Football Academy Ready by May, Says Wike"
A win on Saturday for Nigeria against Sierra Leone will seal the fate of the ‘Junior Yellow Greens’ of Nigeria’s place at the 2020 Cricket World Cup. After returning unscathed for the fourth straight time against Tanzania yesterday with a huge 151 runs, the sole World Cup ticket is there for Nigeria to pick. Riding on its spectacular form at the qualifier, the Nigerian team has dispatched host Namibia, top-rated sides, Kenya and Uganda before…"Nigeria’s U-19 Cricket Team One Match Away from World Cup"
The first indigenous beer to be brewed in Nigeria, Star Lager, will from today in Asaba Delta State celebrate with passionate fans as Super Eagles look set to shine in the last Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifying match against Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium. Star Lager beer, the official beer of the Super Eagles thrill passionate football fans in and around Asaba, at the famous Fan Park located outside the stadium during…"Star Lager Backs S’Eagles to Shine against Seychelles"