A late penalty from talisman Sadio Mane helped Senegal beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in their opening TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon match at the Kouekong Stadium in Baffoussam. The Teranga Lions started the better side in Baffoussam with Bouna Sarr and Sadio Mane pulling the strings for Aliou Cisse’s side.The duo combined for the first […]

Left wingback Issiaga Sylla scored the only goal to help Guinea to a 1-0 victory over Malawi in Group B of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021. The Syli National had to dig deep against the brilliant Flames who were competitive through the contest at the Stade de Kouekong in Baffousam.The FC Universitatea […]

The Atlas Lions of Morocco have stopped Ghana 1-0 in their opening Group C match at the on-going TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021.Sofiane Boufal netted the lone goal after 83 minutes at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.It was a mix-up in the Black Stars’ defending line that gave Boufal a chance to strike the ball […]

National League leaders Chesterfield will visit last season’s runners-up Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup. Elsewhere Liverpool will entertain League One Shrewsbury and Manchester City will visit Swindon Town.Aston Villa have been drawn at Manchester United, West Ham will host Leeds and holders Leicester welcome Watford in all-Premier League ties. The third […]

Lionel Messi has won a record seventh Ballon d’Or, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to the title. The forward inspired Argentina to their first Copa America title since 1993, ending his long wait for silverware at international level. He also lifted the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain last summer. Messi collected […]

Manchester United have announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season before he undertakes a two-year consultancy role at the club. Rangnick, 63, is still awaiting a Governing Body Endorsement to officially start work at United. It is unclear if the German will manage the club against Arsenal in the Premier […]

Aston Villa have announced Steven Gerrard as new manager as seen in a statement on the club’s website on Thursday. The former Liverpool captain joined Villa from Glasgow Rangers which he guided to the Scottish Premiership title last season Speaking on the appointment, CEO Christian Purslow said the 41-year-old has the experience which the club […]

Barcelona confirmed the return of Xavi Hernandez as coach on Saturday, adding that the legendary midfielder was expected back in the city this weekend to take up his new role. The Spaniard left Camp Nou to play for Al Sadd in 2015, after making 767 appearances for the Catalan club, which included winning eight La […]

Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has redeemed his financial pledge to Nigeria’s athletes to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, The PUNCH has learnt. Dare had promised to financially reward the Paralympics athletes who excelled at the Games in Tokyo. Nigeria featured 22 athletes in four events at the Games. Our correspondent learnt that the […]

Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspurs have announced Italian tactician Antonio Conte their newly appointed manager after the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo. He signed an 18-months deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Nuno Espirito Santo was dismissed on Monday following poor results lately. Tottenham’s official statement read, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio […]


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