Diego Maradona: Exit of a legend

The global soccer family was plunged into a mourning mood on Wednesday as the news of the sudden death of Diego Armando Maradona hit the airwaves. The iconic footballer dribbled his way to his final resting place at the age of 60. He died of cardiac arrest. Born on October 30, 1960 in Buenos Aires,…

Football icon Diego Maradona dies at 60

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Albiceleste superstar was recovering at his home in Tigre after undergoing brain surgery at the start of November, Daily Times gathered. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the…

Zidane in sullen mood after Madrid draw

Frustrated Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted through gritted teeth that his side had deserved more from their 1-1 draw with Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday even after they were out-played for most of the second half. Madrid, who were missing seven players including captain Sergio Ramos and lead striker Karim Benzema, went ahead…

Edo 2020: Anambra FA board donates football kits to camping female team, drops promises

As preparation for the 2020 National Sports Festival gathers momentum, the board members of Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA) have donated training materials to the state female teams camping at Otuocha Sports Stadium. Among the materials donated by Mr Victor Aniekwena led ANSFA  were 4 sets of bibs, 15 footballs, cones, first aid boxes, manual…

Sierra Leone again frustrate Nigeria

Sierra Leone once again proved a thorn in the side of Nigeria after the teams played out a 0-0 draw in their Group L Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the National Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday evening. The Leone Stars notably fought back from four goals down to draw 4-4 when the teams met…

Former England goalkeeper Clemence dies at 72

Former England and Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died aged 72, the Football Association (FA) in England said on Sunday. Clemence, who played 61 times for England, began his professional career with Scunthorpe United before joining Liverpool and he made over 450 appearances in 14 years at Anfield. He was part of the dominant Liverpool…

Maureen Mmadu: The African First Lady

The history of African Women Football can not be told or written well without the boldness of the writer not talking about the giant strides of this Ebony beauty, Maureen Nkeiruka Mmadu, who has the knack of attaining the heights in her chosen career as a first among equals. Maureen wears the toga of the…