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Rohr confirms fresh two year deal

Football – Nigeria/Africa 26th October, 2017 – 10:41 a.m. Gernot Rohr has confirmed Owngoalnigeria.com report on his two year contract extension as coach of the Super Eagles following qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. As reported by Owngoalnigeria.com, Rohr’s contract carries a clause that triggers a two year …

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Sports minister kicks against NFF bill

Football – Nigeria/Africa 26th October, 2017 – 10:32 a.m. The Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday told the House of Representatives Committee on Sports that there is really no cogent reason to continue with the bill seeking to repeal the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Act for the Nigeria Football Federation …

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Nadal sweeps into Beijing semis

Tennis – China Open/International 7th October, 2017 – 10:53      a.m. Rafael Nadal got some fibre from a tennis ball lodged in his eye but that did not stop the world number one setting up a China Open semifinal on Saturday with “great guy” Grigor Dimitrov. Rafael Nadal got …

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Chicherova doping appeal rejected

Athletics – International 7th October, 2017 – 10:36 a.m. London Olympic champion Anna Chicherova had her appeal against a doping ban that saw her stripped of Games bronze from Beijing rejected on Friday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. High jumper Chicherova was stripped of her bronze medal in …

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Equatorial Guinea expelled from FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

Football – Equatorial Guinea/Africa 7th October, 2017 – 10:14 a.m. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Equatorial Guinea Football Association with expulsion from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ (in the event of their qualification) and a fine of CHF 100,000 for fielding ineligible players during the preliminary …

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Mali bow out of WC contention after draw

Football – 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifier/Africa 7th October, 2017 – 10:07 a.m. Ivory Coast held Mali to a 0-0 draw in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification, group C match at the Stade du 26 Mars on Friday. As a result, Ivory Coast remain at the top of the …

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Ruthless Halep ousts Sharapova in China

Tennis – International 4th October, 2017 – 13:49 p.m. Maria Sharapova was emphatically dumped out of the China Open in the third round on Wednesday by Simona Halep, going down 6-2, 6-2 to Romania’s world No 2. The Russian, a former No 1 now languishing at 104 in the world …

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