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AFCON 2019 third-place: Nigeria beats Tunisia to win bronze

Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations. Ighalo, the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, tapped in after keeper Moez Ben Cherifia deflected the ball off his own defender Yassine Meriah. In a slow-paced game between the two losing semi-finalists in Cairo, […]

Confederation of African Football: President Ahmad questioned in France

Fifa has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football President Ahmad is being questioned by authorities in France. A statement from football’s world governing body says it is “in relation to allegations related to his mandate while President of Caf.” It added that “Fifa is unaware of the details surrounding this investigation and is

African Champions League final was abandoned after VRA row

Caf Champions League: Esperance awarded win after Wydad VAR controversy The African Champions League final was abandoned due to a row over the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) system. Play was halted for over an hour after Wydad Casablanca refused to play when VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser. VAR had been set up […]

BOXING: Joshua sensationally beaten by Ruiz Jr

Anthony Joshua sensationally beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden Andy Ruiz Jr produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of heavyweight boxing to rip Anthony Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles from him and tear up the division’s proposed plot lines. In a truly remarkable fight at New […]

FOOTBALL: Neymar accused of sexual assault in Paris

The Brazilian football star, Neymar, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Paris. According to a police report filed in São Paulo, the woman alleges that the attack took place in a hotel in the city where Neymar plays for Paris St-Germain (PSG). There has been no response to the allegations from the […]

S. Africa sports minister says IAAF wants to violate women’s bodies

Thursday 21 Feb: SA sports minister in Switzerland South Africa’s sports minister, Tokozile Xasa arrived in Switzerland to support Caster Semenya, saying her trip to the Alpine nation was aimed at offering support to her compatriot Semenya as the week-long hearing draws to a close. Xasa reiterated her government’s position, saying the IAAF seeks to violate women’s […]
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