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CHELSEA DEFENDER HANDED THREE MATCH BAN

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been handed a three-match ban for a tackle on Southampton’s Shane Long last weekend that was not spotted. The Spaniard made a tackle on Long just before halftime in the game which had everyone questioning how he had not been sent off. The player went …

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL

By Yemi Babalola, Lagos No doubt league football’s most competitive and entertaining competition, the UEFA Champions League has lived up to expectation. The quarter-finals had some very dramatic twists, turns and controversies, some of which are yet to be resolved.   However, Roma FC (Italy), Liverpool FC (England), Bayern Munich …

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EUROPA LEAGUE: ARSENAL CONFIRM INJURY BLOW AHEAD OF CSKA CLASH

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed one injury blow for his side ahead of their Europa League second-leg clash with CSKA Moscow The Gunners have travelled to Russia on Wednesday ahead of their clash on Thursday evening with the hopes of progressing. Arsene Wenger’s side already have a 4-1 aggregate …

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SPORT AMAZON- SVETLANA MASTERKOVA

By Yemi Babalola, Lagos.   The sport star we would be looking at this week on Sport Amazon is no other than Russian middle-distance runner, and the current world record holder for the mile and the kilometre, Svetlana Masterkova. Masterkova was born in Achinsk, an area in today’s Siberia in …

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SPORT AMAZON- MIA HAMM

By Yemi Babalola, Lagos.   Mia Hamm a former American soccer player is our amazon for the week, she was active for U.S. women’s national soccer team for 17 years and her heroics is one that would not be forgotten anytime soon. Born on March 17, 1972, in Selma, Alabama, …

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KWARA UTD BOUNCES BACK; DEFEATS VISITING KANO PILLARS 2-1

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin Kwara United Football Club returned to winning way after the exit of Coach John Obuh beating visiting Kano Pillars two-one in one of the week fourteen Nigeria Professional Football Club decided in Ilorin. Kano Pillars and the League highest goal scorer, Junior Lokossa broke the deadlock in …

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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: VICTOR MOSES FIRES NIGERIA PAST POLAND

The Chelsea winger put in an inspirational performance to give the super eagles victory over the polish national team. Despite dominating proceedings and being the better team for most of the game, the polish team were punished for a lapse in concentration through a contentious penalty, which proved to be …

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DICKSON TASKS PRIVATE SECTOR ON SPORTS DEVELOPMENT IN BAYELSA

..DIRECTS COUNCILS TO SUPPORT RESTORATION CUP Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the private sector to key into his administration’s commitment to promote and drive sports development in the state. He said his government will continue to support sports since it is another area to positively …

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VAR APPROVED FOR USE AT THE WORLD CUP

Video assistant referees are about to get their biggest test to date. In the wake of an earlier general approval, the FIFA Council has authorized the use of VARs at the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia. The tool will help refs make decisions on difficult calls involving goals and penalties, any offenses leading …

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