Home Topics Athletic

Athletic

Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.

Joe Aribo grabs assist in Rangers comeback win over Livingston

Four days after scoring on his Nigeria debut, Joe Aribo grabbed an assist as Rangers fought back to defeat Livingston 3-1 in Saturday's Scottish Premiership encounter.g
Inaki Williams has confirmed that Manchester United made contact with him over the summer before he opted to sign a new contract with Athletic Club.

Inaki Williams: Manchester United made contact with me before I signed new Athletic deal

Inaki Williams has confirmed that Manchester United made contact with him over the summer before he opted to sign a new contract with Athletic Club.
Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.

African Games: Nigeria top in athletics, win gold in 4x400m

Nigeria emerged the overall winner in Athletics event at the 2019 Africa Games with a total of 23 medals (10 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze) after winning gold in Women’s 4x400m, Women’s Shot Put; silver in Men’s 200m on the final day of the Track and Field event on Friday.

African Games: Team Nigeria overtakes Morocco on medals table

Team Nigeria has moved up to the third spot on the overall medals’ table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco after adding more medals to its total haul on Wednesday.

Ernesto Valverde insists Neymar rumours ‘do not affect Barcelona’

Ernesto Valverde insists the rumours of Neymar potentially returning to Barcelona have not affected his squad.
Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi set to face Real Betis as Barcelona injury crisis eased

Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.
Luis Suarez is out for an indefinite period after injuring his right calf in Barcelona's La Liga loss to Athletic Bilbao on Friday, the club have confirmed.

Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez calf injury

Luis Suarez is out for an indefinite period after injuring his right calf in Barcelona's La Liga loss to Athletic Bilbao on Friday, the club have confirmed.
Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz secures the points with an overhead kick. Javier Zorrilla-EPA

Athletic Bilbao shatter Barcelona’s ten-year opening record

Aritz Aduriz netted a sumptuous late strike, which helped Athletic Bilbao past reigning champions Barcelona in the opening match of La Liga on Friday night.
Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.

Rafael Benitez says ‘unfulfilled promises’ sparked Newcastle exit

Rafael Benitez says unfulfilled promises from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley played a key role in his decision to quit the Premier League club for Chinese Super League team Dalian Yifang.
Aymeric Laporte and Ederson are already confident Rodri is the right man to provide competition to Fernandinho in the Manchester City midfield.

Aymeric Laporte: Rodri plays at Fernandinho’s level

Aymeric Laporte and Ederson are already confident Rodri is the right man to provide competition to Fernandinho in the Manchester City midfield.
Barcelona’s team bus did not wait for Lionel Messi as it departed Anfield without the Argentine after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Lionel Messi out of Barcelona LaLiga opener against Bilbao with injury

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says it is difficult to see Lionel Messi returning from injury for his side’s Laliga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Valencia defender Gabriel celebrates after his side secured fourth place in La Liga

Valencia clinch Champions League qualification on final day

Valencia beat Real Valladolid 2-0 away from home to secure fourth place in LaLiga and qualification for next season's Champions League ahead of Getafe and Sevilla.
Iker Casillas says Real Madrid's newly-returned coach Zinedine Zidane reminds him of Vicente del Bosque while praising him for his work in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat.

Zinedine Zidane cool on Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid talk

Zinedine Zidane said that Real Madrid's directors know who his transfer targets are but was tight-lipped on whether Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is one of them.

Niko Kovac: Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is what Bayern Munich are missing

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac admits Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante would be the perfect addition for his side, with a player of his ilk proving a big miss at the Allianz Arena.
Gaizka Garitan

Athletic Bilbao extend Athletic Bilbao’s contract

Athletic Bilbao have extended head coach Gaizka Garitano's contract until the end of the 2019-20 campaign, the club have confirmed.
Victor Moses

Chelsea asks Fenerbahce to raise bid on Victor Moses or forget permanent deal

Turkish side Fenerbahce have been told to dig their hands deep into the pocket if they wish to have Nigerian international Victor Moses for keeps as the €5 million (about N2-1 billion) they placed on the table is not enough.
Real Madrid

Real Madrid face Champions League qualification fight unless form improves

There might have been two clubs toasting Athletic Bilbao signing Ibai Gomez from Alaves on Thursday — Athletic for one, but also Real Madrid.

Recent Stories

John Fashanu weighs into Tammy Abraham debate

Former England striker John Fashanu has weighed into the debate over who Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham should represent at international level, suggesting he should think seriously about playing for Nigeria.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi advises Nigerian universities to look inwards

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Peter Obi, has advised Nigerian universities to look inwards for the development of their various schools. Obi said this during a visit to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Nigeria, England, and Canada are reported to be in a three-way fight for the services of Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori.

Nigeria, England, Canada fight for Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori

Nigeria, England, and Canada are reported to be in a three-way fight for the services of Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori.
Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.

October 13 friendly: Brazil planned to play Germany not Nigeria – Tite

Brazil would have been playing Germany in the next FIFA window not Nigeria or Senegal according to Selecao coach Tite.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB fund to invest $500,000 in Nigeria’s sustainable energy

A multi-donor trust fund managed by the African Development Bank (ADB), Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a $500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF).