IDRISSA GUEYE REFUSES TO WEAR PSG SHIRT FEATURING RAINBOW SYMBOL

IDRISSA GUEYE REFUSES TO WEAR PSG SHIRT FEATURING RAINBOW SYMBOL

Wayne Lumbasi Idrissa Gueye faced criticism after he missed a game rather than wear a shirt designed to support an anti-homophobia initiative. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Gueye has been ordered by the French football federation’s ethics board to answer the accusations. Gueye travelled with his teammates to Saturday’s French league game but did not play, with PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino […]

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 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT CROWNED 2022 EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT CROWNED 2022 EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Wayne Lumbasi Eintracht Frankfurt’s 42-year wait for a European title has ended after a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Rangers in the Europa League final. Rafael Borré converted the decisive kick, giving the German club its first European trophy since the 1980 UEFA Cup, a predecessor to the Europa League. After a closely-fought goalless first half, […]

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 SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKETER GETS 9-MONTH BAN FOR DOPING

SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKETER GETS 9-MONTH BAN FOR DOPING

Wayne Lumbasi South Africa Test batter Zuabyr Hamza has been suspended for 9 months after accidentally taking his father’s medication that contained the banned substance Furosemide. Zubayr Hamza intended to take his own anti-allergy medication but he ingested the wrong pill, according to a submission to the International Cricket Council integrity unit. The ICC has accepted his explanation […]

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 ZIMBABWE PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE SUSPENDS ALL MATCHES OVER VIOLENCE

ZIMBABWE PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE SUSPENDS ALL MATCHES OVER VIOLENCE

Wayne Lumbasi Top-flight football in Zimbabwe has been suspended until further notice following a wave of violence, pitch invasions, and vandalism at a game between Highlanders and Dynamos during a heated game on Sunday, May 15. The match between Highlanders and Dynamos dubbed the biggest fixture in Zimbabwe, had to be abandoned following unfortunate scenes. The incidences of violence […]

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 TWO GHANAIAN CLUBS GUILTY OF MATCH MANIPULATION

TWO GHANAIAN CLUBS GUILTY OF MATCH MANIPULATION

Wayne Lumbasi Former Ghana Premier League Champions Ashanti Gold Sporting Club will play the 2022/2023 football season in the third tier of Ghana football. This follows the conclusion of investigations into match manipulation allegations in a 2020/21 League game. The club was found guilty of match fixing in that Match day 34 7-0 win over […]

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 JOSE PESEIRO NAMED NEW SUPER EAGLES HEAD COACH

JOSE PESEIRO NAMED NEW SUPER EAGLES HEAD COACH

Wayne Lumbasi Jose Peseiro has been named the Super Eagles head coach, months after his initial deal with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) collapsed. The announcement brings to a conclusion the search for a new manager for Nigeria’s senior national team following the sacking of Gernot Rohr in mid-December and Augustine Eguavoen’s ill-fated tenure as interim manager. […]

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 MANCHESTER CITY KEEP TITLE RACE ALIVE

MANCHESTER CITY KEEP TITLE RACE ALIVE

Wayne Lumbasi Manchester City survived a huge scare to draw at West Ham on Sunday afternoon and kept their Premier League title destiny in their own hands. A searing atmosphere saw Jarrod Bowen score two expertly taken goals in the first half before Jack Grealish pulled one back and Vladimir Coufal headed in an own goal. […]

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 MAYWEATHER TO ESTABLISH BOXING ACADEMY IN AFRICA

MAYWEATHER TO ESTABLISH BOXING ACADEMY IN AFRICA

Wayne Lumbasi American boxer and promoter, Floyd Mayweather, plans to establish a boxing academy in Africa, especially in Nigeria to build young fighters. Mayweather was undefeated in the ring in his boxing career, and now the American is keen to take on a different challenge in Africa’s most populous country. With only 45 years and a […]

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 LIONEL MESSI TOPS FORBES’ HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES’ LIST

LIONEL MESSI TOPS FORBES’ HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES’ LIST

Wayne Lumbasi Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi topped the list for pre-tax income in Forbes annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes after earning $130 million over the past 12 months. The 34-year-old soccer icon lost roughly $22 million in salary from his final season with Barcelona, but he still makes roughly $75 million with PSG and […]

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