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October 19, 2017 5:13 PM Algeria vs Nigeria: Desert Warriors name Rabah Madjer as new coach

The Algerian Football Federation has confirmed Rabah Madjer as the new head coach of their national team. Madjer, who has previously managed the Desert Warriors in 1993, 1999 and 2002, becomes their fifth coach in three years. He replaces Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked only six months after his appointment in April. Madjer has been tasked with leading 11

October 19, 2017 4:59 PM First Bank Secure Automatic FIBA Champions Cup Qualification

The Nigeria Basketball League champions, First Bank of Lagos are having mixed feelings after securing an automatic ticket for the final round of FIBA Africa Champions Cup women in Angola. The team’s qualification is based on the fact that they were the only team that registered for the FIBA Africa zone three qualifiers in Lagos. Eight countries were expected 10

October 19, 2017 4:35 PM Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In a move unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano 12

October 19, 2017 6:00 AM Stop thinking about Chelsea, face your own team – Conte blasts Mourinho

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has fired back at Jose Mourinho, telling the Manchester United manager to “think about his own team”. Conte had spoken about the many injuries in his squad, ahead of his side’s 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma on Wednesday. After United’s 1-0 win at Benfica, Mourinho hit out at managers complaining about injuries 13

October 19, 2017 5:58 AM CHAN 2018 draw to be held November 17

The draw for the 2018 edition of the African Nations Championship, will be conducted on Friday, November 17, in Rabat, Morocco. The 16 teams who have qualified for the tournament, will be zoned into four groups of four teams. Although the draw procedure will still be confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), hosts Morocco are already 13

October 18, 2017 10:18 PM Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first-half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge. But Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov struck before half-time 16

October 18, 2017 3:38 PM Sanchez Snubs Arsenal Manger Over Contract Dispute — OsunDefender

The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez whose Gunners future remains up in the air appeared to blank his boss prior to a session at the club’s London Colney facility on Wednesday. Wenger, who was embarking on his ritual of shaking each of his players’ hands before putting them through their paces, was acknowledged by Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil but a photograph 12

October 18, 2017 1:35 PM Amapakabo thrilled with fresh El Kanemi Warriors challenge

New El Kanemi Warriors coach, Imama Amapakabo is relishing the opportunity to coach in northern Nigeria for the first time in his career. “I told everyone that I was glad to be there having worked in the south for some years now I felt it was time for me to move to the north to see the terrain over there too,” Amapakabo told Goal. "I will say I am pleased 13

October 18, 2017 1:22 PM Suspected Militants Kidnap Four Britons In Delta

Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday. The four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of Delta state, said Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community. Fakama said locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims 12

October 18, 2017 11:23 AM Breaking: Militants kidnap 4 British national in Burutu, Delta state

Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday. Fakama said locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community for the past three years”. The spokesman for Delta state police, Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the kidnapping 16