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Brazil qualify for World Cup, Argentina tumble

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo …

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Ahmad Ahmad elected as new CAF President

Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad has won the CAF Presidential elections, defeating Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou who has been in power since 1988 (29 years). Ahmad won the election 34 to Hayatou’s 20. The Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki congratulated Ahmad Ahmad. Saraki who called NFF President, spoke with the new CAF President …

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Leicester City sacked manager Claudio Ranieri

Just nine months on from lifting the Premier League trophy, the Italian has left the club after they became mired in relegation trouble  Leicester City have announced that manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked. The 65-year-old’s position has come under increasing scrutiny this season, with Leicester unable to get close …

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#Sport: Anambra State Budgets N858m for Sports Development

VON) Anambra state government in Eastern Nigeria says it has proposed to spend N858 million on the execution of sports and youth entrepreneur programmes this year. The Anambra state Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Uju Nwogu said that in the draft capital expenditure, N160 million was earmarked for stadium projects …

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Chelsea gets Man United in FA Cup Q-Final

Chelsea will play Manchester United for a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The draw which was held Sunday, will see the Premier League leaders come against a United side that is rediscovering their form. Conte’s men yesterday defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers, 2-0, goals coming from Pedro and Diego …

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Kane’s hat-trick sends Spurs into Cup Q/finals

Harry Kane’s fifth hat-trick for Tottenham and second this year eased the Premier League club past second-tier Championship side Fulham 3-0 and into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. The 23-year-old England striker, who took his tally to 19 for the season, ended a difficult week for Spurs and manager …

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