Sport

Africa Cup of Nations finals head into the knockout stages from Sunday, lifting the stakes and adding excitement to a tournament that came alive over the last days after a static opening week. Hosts Cameroon lead a heavyweight list of contenders into the last 16 but it is the likes of the Comoros Islands, Equatorial Guinea and Gambia who have stolen the spotlight, shrugging off their minnow status to advance to the second round. Equatorial Guinea’s 1-0 win over defending champions Algeria and Comoros’ 3-2 triumph over Ghana this week were among the great upsets of tournament history and sent…
Nigeria beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Garoua to become the only side at the Africa Cup of Nations to win all three group games. After making eight changes to the side that beat Sudan to seal their last-16 place, Nigeria took time to warm up. Umar Sadiq opened the scoring shortly after the break following a cross from striker partner Kelechi Iheanacho. Captain William Troost-Ekong sealed the win after tapping into an empty net after fine work by Moses Simon. Three-time champions Nigeria had already topped Group D and knew their round of 16 clash on Sunday would be in Garoua,…
Nigeria defeated Sudan 3-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D match played at the Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjio in Cameroon on Saturday night. Consequently, the three-time African champions progressed to the last 16 with a game to spare. The Super Eagles dominated the game from the first whistle and it did not come as a surprise when Samuel Chukwueze broke the deadlock three minutes into the encounter. The winger sidefooted to the far corner from Moses Simon’s pass for the first goal of the game. This prompted the Sudanese to come out of their shells and try…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 06:02

Super Eagles overcome Egypt in AFCON opener

Super Eagles of Nigeria overcame Egypt 1-0 in their opening match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the Estadio Roumde Adjia in Cameroon on Tuesday evening. Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal of the match as the Super Eagles outclassed the Pharaohs and took charge of group D. The Pharaohs, who paraded Mo Salah, Ramadan Sobhi, Mohammed Elneny and Trezeguet, struggled to find their groove in a game that the Super Eagles dominated, most especially in the first half. Iheanacho put the Eagles ahead in the 30th-minute with a stunning, long-range shot. The England-based striker, who played…
Novak Djokovic’s chance to play for a 10th Australian Open title was thrown into limbo Thursday when the country denied him entry and canceled his visa because he failed to meet the requirements for an exemption to Covid-19 vaccination rules. The top-ranked Djokovic announced on social media Tuesday that he had “exemption permission” and landed in Australia late Wednesday after receiving a medical exemption from the Victoria state government that was expected to shield him from the strict vaccination regulations in place for this year’s first major tennis tournament. But border authorities did not accept the exemption. The Australian Border…
Thursday, 30 December 2021 05:49

NFF appoints new head coach for Super Eagles

Jose Peseiro has been appointed as the new head coach of the Super Eagles. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Peseiro’s appointment in a communique Wednesday evening. The Portuguese tactician replaces Gernot Rohr, the Franco-German, who was sacked on December 12. Peseiro is expected to be at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as an observer, while Augustine Eguavoen, the former international, will be in the dug-out when the three-time African champions file out at the tournament next month in Cameroon. “After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed…
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday reportedly barred Nigerian athletes from participating in the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships in Dubai. According to PUNCH, the athletes and their representatives claimed they were denied access to take part in the competition on the order of UAE authorities. The athletes also alleged that they had arrived in Dubai to participate in the event but were disallowed from representing their country even though they did not travel from Nigeria. “On sighting our Nigerian passports, the UAE officials treated us with disdain,” a female athlete was quoted to have said. It is understood…
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sacked Gernot Rohr as technical adviser of the Super Eagles. NFF confirmed the development in a statement posted on its website on Sunday. Augustine Eguavoen was named the interim coach of the three-time African champions. The statement reads: “The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three–time African champions for the past 64 months, and is…
U.S. government officials will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because of China's human rights "atrocities", the White House said on Monday, just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two superpowers. The diplomatic boycott, which leaves athletes free to travel to Beijing to compete, has been encouraged by some members of Congress and rights advocacy groups for months. Beijing threatened unspecified "resolute countermeasures" against any such move before Monday's announcement, which is certain to further strain relations already at their lowest point in decades. President Joe Biden's administration highlighted what Washington says is genocide against…
Like all elite athletes, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has a ruthless streak. So, despite setting a 100m world record on Sunday at the Louisiana Senior Games, she still wants to go faster. “It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends. But I wanted to do it in less than a minute,” the 105 year-old said after the race, where she recorded a time of 1:02.95, a record for women in the 105+ age category. When someone pointed out that 102 is less than her age and asked if that made her feel better, Hawkins answered: “No”. The retired…
July 12, 2024

FG brokers oil supply deal between crude producers and refineries

Nigeria's oil regulator has struck a deal with producers to allow sales of crude to…
July 12, 2024

Kenya protesters win another round, forces president to fire entire cabinet

Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday fired his entire cabinet apart from the foreign minister,…
July 11, 2024

How to ask better questions to solve any problem

It’s easy to take something for granted when it’s a daily (if not hourly) part…
July 13, 2024

Customs catches man with 104 live snakes in his trousers

Milk, corn, gopher, Texas rat, and Western hognose snakes are some of the most common…
July 12, 2024

Public officials received N721bn in bribes in 2023 – NBS

A new report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigerian public…
July 13, 2024

What to know after Day 870 of Russia-Ukraine war

RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE Russia strikes Ukrainian military-industrial sites, air bases over week Russian forces delivered 39…
June 19, 2024

Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
June 18, 2024

Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

NEWSSCROLL TEAM: 'Sina Kawonise: Publisher/Editor-in-Chief; Prof Wale Are Olaitan: Editorial Consultant; Femi Kawonise: Head, Production & Administration; Afolabi Ajibola: IT Manager;
Contact Us: [email protected] Tel/WhatsApp: +234 811 395 4049

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 NewsScroll. All rights reserved.