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Messi Wins Record Seventh Ballon d’Or Prize

Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris on Monday. Messi won the last edition of the Ballon d’Or in 2019 before last year’s awards were cancelled due to the pandemic. He also won in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and …

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Manchester United Appoint Ralf Rangnick As Interim Manager

Manchester United announced on Monday they had appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 63-year-old German joins from Lokomotiv Moscow, where he was manager of sports and development. At the end of the season Rangnick, whose appointment …

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Eto’o Submits Candidacy For Cameroon FA Presidency

Former Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o officially filed his candidacy for the presidency of the country’s football federation on Wednesday, promising he would be the “next president despite the cheating”. Eto’o, a four-time African footballer of the year, was accompanied by a crowd of supporters as he submitted his bid at …

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Xavi Unveiled As Barcelona Coach

Xavi Hernandez was unveiled as Barcelona’s new coach on Monday as thousands of fans welcomed the debt-ridden club’s legendary former midfielder back to Camp Nou. Xavi walked out to chants of “Xavi, Xavi” before signing his contract on the pitch, alongside his family and Barca president Joan Laporta. “I don’t …

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FIFA Bans Nigerian Coach Remi Amadi

Coach of Cofine FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Remi Amadi has been slammed with a global ban of two years from all football-related activities by world football –governing body, FIFA. The world body’s Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation, and it is a consequence of …

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D’Tigers, D’Tigress Money Ready To Be Disbursed – FG

The Federal Government says unpaid bonuses and allowances owed the D’Tigers and D’Tigress are ready. On Wednesday, D’Tigress players had taken to social media to lament over their unpaid bonuses, accusing the Federal Government of not rewarding them for winning the 2021 Women’s AfroBasket Champions in Cameroon. But in a …

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Usyk Ends Anthony Joshua’s Reign As World Heavyweight Champion

Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion in front of the Londoner’s home crowd with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a ‘Battle of Britain’ unification bout with fellow world title-holder Tyson Fury. Joshua ended the 12th and final round of the …

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