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Australian Open Final: Rafael Nadal will face Daniil Medvedev

Written by 28 January, 2022
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will play each other in Australian Open Final, Daniil Medvedev defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a heated Australian Open semi-final and continue his bid for back-to-back major titles while Nadal defeated Matteo Berrettini and will play for a record 21st career Grand Slam men’s singles title. It would be Nadal's 21st Grand Slam title and the one that takes him ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time list; Medvedev is aiming to win his first Australian Open title In last year’s U.S. Open final, the 6-foot-6 Russian stopped Novak Djokovic from completing the Grand Slam, which requires winning all four major tournaments in the same calendar year, and also kept Djokovic from breaking his tie with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for most career major titles. On Sunday, with the three men who have dominated…

CAF President Dr Motsepe conveys heartfelt condolences to families of deceased spectators

Written by 26 January, 2022
CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe has conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families of the eight supporters who lost their lives at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros on Monday night. President Motsepe also announced that he will be requesting the CAF AFCON Organising Committee which is meeting tomorrow to move the next match which was scheduled to take place at Olembe Stadium on Sunday 30 January 2022 to take place at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium pending a full report of an Investigation Committee consisting of CAF and Local Organising Committee members. Dr Motsepe stated that a moment of silence will be observed at today’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixtures to honour the memories of the eight. He said: “We are saddened when there is loss of life and all of us should put aside the legal issues and take responsibility. Our thoughts and prayers are…

Anthony Joshua Denies getting paid To Step Aside to let Fury fight Usyk

Written by 26 January, 2022
Anthony Joshua has recorded a video online to make clear that he is not prepared to step aside and let Tyson Fury fight Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua refuted the reports that he had agreed a £15 million ($20million, 18million euros) deal to step aside from his world heavyweight title re-match with Oleksandr Usyk. "You know what's mad about all these interviews I see? I see certain interviews that quote what I said," Joshua said in the video. "But I think to myself, 'I ain't done no interviews. Where did this person get this information from?' "I'm hearing people saying, 'AJ accepts 15 million pounds to step aside.' I ain't signed no contract; I ain't seen no contract. "So, as it stands, stop listening to the bulls**t until it comes from me. I'm the man in control of my destiny, I'm the man that handles my business. It was reported in December…

At least eight dead in Stampede outside Cameroon's Africa Cup of Nations game against Comoros

Written by 25 January, 2022
The football world has gathered in mourning over the death of at least eight fans and 38 injured at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday before the host nation's round of 16 match in the Africa Cup of Nations, the government said in a statement. Images shared on social media, showed screaming fans being crushed at an entrance gate before the game against Comoros. According to eyewitness reports, people were “trampled” upon as fans forced their way into the stadium. “Eight deaths were recorded, two women in their 30s, four men in their 30s, one child, one body taken away by the family,” said a preliminary health ministry report obtained by AFP on Tuesday. Communications Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi said that 38 people were injured in the crush, including seven seriously, according to a statement. Children are also believed to be among those involved in the tragedy with…

AFCON 2021: Tunisia upset Nigeria to reach quarter-finals

Written by 24 January, 2022
The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia defeated 10-man Super Eagles of Nigeria 1-0 in a round of 16 match played at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua as captain Youssef Msakni's long-range strike sends Tunisia into Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals despite missing seven players due to Covid. Tunisia captain, Youssef Msakni powered home a low shot from outside the penalty area two minutes into the second half, Maskni found space to shoot from outside the box after beating a defender, Nigerian Shot-stopper Maduka Okoye had a touch on the ball, but was not enough from preventing a goal. For a side that won all three of their group games and even rested the majority of the starting XI for their previous match, tournament favourites Nigeria looked out of ideas in the face of some heroic defending. Nigeria’s Moses Simon, Wilfred Ndidi and Samuel Chukwueze had all missed chances early in…

2021 AFRICA CUP NATIONS: Group Stage wrap-up and Day 1 Round of 16 Preview

Written by 22 January, 2022
Following an eventful conclusion of the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, sixty-eight goals were scored and ten of them came from spot kicks after thirty-six matches. The knockout phase of the tourney will see sixteen teams continue their quest; Group winners and runners-up from each of six groups joined by the four best losers who are the four best-ranked third-place nations in their groups. Cape Verde, Malawi, Tunisia and Comoros got the best third-place finish spots Teams that made it to the Knockout phase are: Egypt, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Mali, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Morocco, Malawi, Tunisia and Gabon. The group stage came with lots of surprises, controversies, and upsets. Four-time Africa cup of Nations champions Ghana failed to win a match and were defeated by debutant Comoros Island in their last group game. The black stars of Ghana were joined…

Jota's Brace Sends Liverpool to League Cup final

Written by 21 January, 2022
Diogo Jota brace against Arsenal secures Liverpool’s place at Wembley set up a Carabao Cup final with Chelsea next month. Jota put Liverpool on course for Wembley with a first half strike and he clinched their berth with a late second goal in the semi-final second leg After a goalless draw at Anfield despite playing much of the match with 10 men after Granit Xhaka's red card, Arsenal headed into the clash under the lights at the Emirates Stadium with renewed confidence but Arteta's youthful side were exposed by Liverpool. Arsenal started impressively, Alexandre Lacazette hitting the woodwork from a free-kick, but Liverpool struck after 19 minutes when Jota's scuffed shot after a fine run beat scrambling Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale. Lacazette missed Arsenal's best chance after the break, shooting over when clean through, but Liverpool had chances of their own and sealed their first final in this competition since…

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles to face Tunisia in the round of 16

Written by 20 January, 2022
Following the conclusion of the Group Stage of the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s quest for a fourth AFCON trophy in Garoua continues as the Super Eagles will take on another Eagle, the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the Round of 16 at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Sunday. Austin Eguavoen and Super Eagles are familiar foes with the Tunisians, in 2006 when Eguavoen led the Eagles to the nations cup and won all group stage fixtures, Nigeria defated Tunisia in the quarter final on penalties and the last time both teams met at the AFCON was in Egypt, where the Super Eagles claimed 1-0 victory to win the bronze medal. The Super Eagles finished top of Group D ahead of Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, scoring six goals and conceded one, winning all their three group stage games while the Carthage Eagles lost 1-0 to Gambia…
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