Nigeria on Wednesday lost out in the joint bid with Benin Republic to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations, with the joint bid by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania clinching the hosting rights.  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) also announced that Morocco will stage the 2025 edition. Morocco last hosted the AFCON in 1988 […]

Sadio Mane sealed a 3-1 win for Senegal over Burkina Faso as they reached their second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations final last night. After twice being denied a penalty by VAR before the break, Abdou Diallo and Bamba Dieng struck in a six-minute period to put Senegal well in control of the match. Blati […]

Saudi Arabia would not object to Russia joining the Asian Football Confederation, its sports minister told AFP on Wednesday, as Russian officials search for ways to return to international competition. Russian officials dangled the possibility of a move to Asia in December, following Russia’s ban from international competition by European body UEFA over the invasion […]

Hipkins was sworn in by Governor-General Cindy Kiro during a ceremony in the capital Wellington.   Hundreds gathered to applaud Jacinda Ardern as she left New Zealand’s parliament to resign as prime minister on Wednesday before Chris Hipkins was swiftly sworn in as her replacement.   Ardern said last week she no longer had “enough […]

After parting ways with Frank Lampard, Everton have turned their attention to former Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa to take over the managerial role at the club. The Toffees sacked Lampard on Monday after a string of poor performances that has landed Everton in 19th place out of 20 on the Premier League table. The former […]

Former Real Madrid and Tottenham player, Gareth Bale announced on Monday that he will start playing golf later this year. The 33-year-old, who helped LAFC win the MLS Cup in 2022 announced his retirement from the club and international football on January 9. Bale had two stints at the English Premier League (EPL) club, Tottenham […]

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane returned to training on Tuesday, as the Senegalese international continued his recovery from a leg injury which forced him out of the World Cup. Mane, 30, injured his right leg during Bayern’s 6-1 home win against Werder Bremen on November 8 and underwent surgery, ruling him out of Senegal’s World […]

Paris Saint Germain have officially confirmed French star, Kylian Mbappé as the new club’s vice-captain. Christophe Galtier, the club’s gaffer, confirmed this on Monday after PSG’s 7-0 win over Pays de Cassel in the Coupe de France. Mbappe wore the captain’s armband for the game – in the absence of Marquinhos – and netted five […]

Atletico Madrid have signed Netherlands international forward Memphis Depay from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 28-year-old had become a top target for Diego Simeone’s side following the departures of Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix to Wolves and Chelsea, respectively. Depay, on the other hand, have been starved of game time at the Camp Nou since […]

Andy Murray rolled back the years to defeat 13th seed Matteo Berrettini in a five-set epic at the Australian Open on Tuesday, on a sweltering day that saw play suspended for three hours on most courts. There was controversy off the court meanwhile on day two after organisers banned Russian and Belarusian flags at Melbourne […]

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