Mourinho showers praise on Anthony Martial

Jose Mourinho praised French winger Anthony Martial on Friday for his improved attitude and on-field performances in Manchester United’s strong start to the season. The 21-year-old struggled to convince Mourinho during his first season in charge at Old Trafford but he has convincingly played his way back into the manager’s plans this term. The Frenchman […]

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi

Neymar, Ronaldo, Messi on FIFA best player shortlist

Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday. Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($266 million) move that smashed […]

Buhari showers millions on D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has rewarded members of the national female basketball team D’Tigress who recently won the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket tournament in Mali. The team who also qualified for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain was handsomely rewarded. Each member of the team got N1m while the team officials got half […]

Rooney Quits International Football

England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers. The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia. “Every time I was selected was a real privilege but […]

Top 10 Premier League transfers of 2017/18 season

Ahead of Arsenal’s home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season: Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United; £75 million ($97.5 million, 83 million euros) rising to £90 million* After four increasingly prolific seasons at Everton, Belgium striker […]

Nigerian Professional Football League Launches Africa’s Highest Lottery Jackpot

AfroMillionsLotto (, a brand new lotto with a minimum jackpot close to a billion naira is to be launched in support of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs by the League Management Company (LMC) in partnership with British-based Ofertas365. The lotto, due to be live later this month, has jackpots larger than every lottery […]