President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has been removed as the first vice president of the Confederation Of African Football (CAF). The action was taken earlier today at the executive congress of CAF in Cairo, Egypt. It was gathered that he was removed by CAF President Ahmad, who signed an agreement with FIFA President Gianni to confirm the appointment of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’. Constant…"[NEWS] AMAJU PINNICK REMOVED AS CAF VICE PRESIDENT"
Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo, has announced his retirement following the Super Eagle’s third placed victory over Tunisia at Egypt 2019. Odion, who is the highest goal scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, informed coach Gernot Rohr of his decision before leaving to join his club in China immediately after the game. Prior to the game, the 30-year-old posted a message on his WhatsApp status update that simply said “Final Game”."[NEWS] ODION IGHALO RETIRES FROM SUPER EAGLES"
Iran’s Football Federation has agreed to allow women to attend upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers of their men’s national team but that approval from the government is still needed. The ruling body FIFA today said that a letter from its president Gianni Infantino with a July 15 deadline for progress on the matter “has been answered positively” by Iran Football Chief, Mehdi Taj. It can be recalled that women in Iran have been…"[NEWS]: IRAN AGREES TO ALLOW WOMEN WATCH UPCOMING 2022 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS – FIFA"
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from the national team. The 32-year-old retired after the Super Eagles of Nigeria took the third position at the 2019 AFCON. In a post on his verified Instagram handle, he said, “At the age of 32 it’s time for me to retire from the National team and let the youth take over, who’ve done an amazing job securing a bronze medal at AFCON 2019.” DROP…"[NEWS] MIKEL RETIRES FROM NATIONAL TEAM"
CAPTAIN JOHN MIKEL OBI HAS VOWED TO MAKE HIS LAST AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS ONE TO REMEMBER FOR NIGERIA AND BELIEVES HIS PRESENCE IN THE SQUAD COULD BE A CRUCIAL FACTOR IN THEIR BID FOR SUCCESS. ACCORDING TO THE MIDFIELDER, 32, CONCEDES THIS WILL CERTAINLY BE HIS LAST APPEARANCE ON THE CONTINENTAL SHOWPIECE EVENT AND POSSIBLY FOR HIS COUNTRY. HE SAYS “IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING RIDE FOR ME IN THE NATIONAL TEAM,” OBVIOUSLY…"[E-NEWS]: AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2019: MIKEL OBI ADMITS THIS WILL BE HIS LAST TOURNAMENT"
SERENA WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FINED $10,000 (£7,988) FOR DAMAGING ONE OF THE WIMBLEDON COURTS WITH HER RACQUET. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED DURING A PRACTICE SESSION BEFORE THIS YEAR’S TOURNAMENT AT THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB. THE 37 YEARS OLD, SEVEN-TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPION, IS PLAYING JUST HER SIXTH TOURNAMENT OF 2019 BUT BEAT CARLA SUAREZ NAVARRO ON MONDAY TO REACH THE QUARTER-FINALS. WILLIAMS AND PARTNER ANDY MURRAY ARE IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE MIXED DOUBLES…"[E-NEWS]: WIMBLEDON 2019: SERENA WILLIAMS FINED FOR DAMAGING MATCH COURT"
A FORMER CAPTAIN FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAM, TONY JOINER, HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER, MAKING HIM THE SECOND PLAYER FROM THAT TEAM TO BE ACCUSED OF MURDER. TONY JOINER, WHOSE FULL NAME IS EARL ANTONIO JOINER, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER ON SATURDAY JUNE 8TH IN LAKE WALES, FLORIDA, FOR THE 2016 KILLING OF HEYZEL OBANDO, ACCORDING TO FORT MYERS, FLORIDA POLICE. POLICE SAID THAT OFFICERS…"[SPORTS-NEW]: EX-CAPTAIN FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FOOTBALL TEAM ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER."
CRISTIANO RONALDO SCORED A HAT-TRICK TO GIVE PORTUGAL A 3-1 WIN OVER SWITZERLAND IN A NATIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL FEATURING AN EXTRAORDINARY VAR INCIDENT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RONALDO BLASTED PORTUGAL AHEAD FROM A FREE KICK IN THE 25TH MINUTE, HIS FIRST GOAL FOR HIS COUNTRY FOR NEARLY A YEAR, BUT THE SWISS EQUALISED WITH A PENALTY KICK AFTER HALFTIME WHICH WILL RAISE MORE QUESTIONS OVER THE USE OF THE VAR SYSTEM. AFTER A LARGELY ANONYMOUS…"[SPORTS-NEWS]: CRISTIANO RONALDO SCORES 53RD HAT-TRICK OF HIS CAREER AS PORTUGAL DECIMATES SWITZERLAND IN NATIONS LEAGUE FINAL"
ON THE 1ST OF JUNE, ANTHONY JOSHUA LOST HIS WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BELTS WBA, IBF, AND IBO TO ANDY RUIZ JR AFTER A SEVENTH-ROUND STOPPAGE BROUGHT AN ABRUPT END TO HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. THE BRITISH/NIGERIAN BOXER WAS FLOORED FOUR TIMES BEFORE THE SHOCKING FIGHT WAS FINALLY ENDED. AND IN HIS FIRST TWITTER POST IN THE WAKE OF THE DEFEAT, ANTHONY JOSHUA SHARED A NEW PHOTO OF HIMSELF SHOWING OFF HIS…"[NEWS]: DON’T LET SUCCESS GET TO YOUR HEAD OR FAILURE GET TO YOUR HEART ‘ – ANTHONY JOSHUA SHARES FIRST TWEET AFTER HIS DEFEAT TO ANDY RUIZ JR"
THE RAPE LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FOOTBALL STAR CRISTIANO RONALDO IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN QUIETLY DROPPED BY THE ACCUSER. ACCORDING TO BLOOMBERG, A NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WAS REPORTEDLY FILED IN MAY IN A NEVADA STATE COURT IN LAS VEGAS, BUT THE REASONS FOR IT ARE NOT CLEAR AT THIS TIME AS THE FILING DOES NOT SAY WHETHER A SETTLEMENT WAS REACHED WITH THE PORTUGUESE SUPERSTAR REGARDING THE RAPE CASE. IN SEPTEMBER 2018, KATHRYN…"[SPORTS-NEWS]: CRISTIANO RONALDO RAPE LAWSUIT ‘DROPPED’ BY LAS VEGAS ACCUSER."