• 27 Nov 2020 - LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Diego Maradona’s life encapsulated the highs and lows of being a world-famous footballer as he lamented that more was not done to help the late Argentine superstar. Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after a long…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Gor Mahia wonderkid Benson Omala scored in the second minute of added time as Kenya beat Sudan 2-1 in Arusha, Tanzania in the CECAFA Under-20 Championship on Friday, handing them a ticket to the semi-finals. The Rising Stars were leading 1-0 until the 85th minute via a…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 27 – Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Diego Maradona would call him after defeats, paying a warm tribute to the late Argentine great with a “big, big” heart. The World Cup winner died from a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60. “I spent the day today…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Nairobi City Stars head coach Sanjin Alagic says the team’s primary target in their return to the Kenyan Premier League will be to maintain their top-flight status and start the journey towards being a top competitor for the title. The Bosnian tactician joined City Stars in…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 25 – Huge crowds bade a grief-filled farewell to Argentina’s favourite son Diego Maradona before the football legend was buried on the outskirts of Buenos Aires after a chaotic public wake. The 1986 World Cup winner widely regarded as one of the greatest players in…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - BUENOS, Argentina, Sep 4 – The defining moment in Diego Maradona’s playing career came in Mexico at the 1986 World Cup, and the high point in his less distinguished career as a coach possibly also came there more than three decades later. The Argentine legend spent nine months between 2018 and 2019…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - CAIRO, Egypt, Nov 26 – The 2020 CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek will be the first pitting rivals from one country against each other. The match, to be held behind closed doors under the slogan “no to fanaticism”, will bring together clubs whose…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov 26 – Carlos Bilardo, the coach of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning team who is in poor health, was still unaware on Thursday of the death of Diego Maradona on Thursday, because of his family’s wish not to upset him. Maradona, who captained the 1986 team, died on…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – National football team Harambee Stars has dropped one place in the latest FIFA rankings, moving from position 103 to 104 after a win, draw and loss in the last FIFA international match window. Stars beat Zambia 2-1 in a friendly match last month before picking a 1-1 draw at…
  • 27 Nov 2020 - CAIRO, Egypt, Nov 26 – Three stars each from Egyptian clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek have tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the CAF Champions League final in Cairo Friday, according to Egyptian football officials. The Ahly trio of Walid Soliman, Saleh Gomaa and Malian Aliou Dieng are…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - PARIS, France, Nov 25 – Robert Lewandowski set Bayern Munich on the way to a 3-1 Champions League win over Salzburg on Wednesday as the holders joined Manchester City in qualifying for the last 16 with two group games to spare, while Liverpool went down to defeat and Marseille are now the owners of…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - MILAN, Italy, Nov 25 – Zinedine Zidane praised his side’s performance as one of the best this season as Real Madrid closed in on the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win against 10-man Inter Milan that pushed the Italians to the brink of elimination from the competition. Eden Hazard…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - MUNICH, Germany, Nov 25 – Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday as Robert Lewandowski claimed his 71st goal in the competition in a 3-1 home win over Salzburg. Lewandowski scored just before the break at the Allianz Arena to draw level with Real…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Nov 26 – Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool could have no complaints after they wasted a chance to book their place in the Champions League last 16 as Atalanta earned a shock 2-0 win at Anfield on Wednesday. Klopp’s side could have guaranteed qualification from Group D with…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - NAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 – Few places will mourn the death of Diego Maradona as much as Naples, the downtrodden, gritty Italian city that clasped the troubled Argentine to its heart at his time of need and was repaid with the best years of perhaps the greatest footballer to ever play the game.…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - PIRAEUS, Greece, Nov 25 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Diego Maradona’s legacy to football after seeing his side earn a place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday. Maradona, whose daughter Gianinna was previously married to City…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - TUNIS, Tunisia, Nov 25 – Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser, who officiated the 1986 World Cup quarter-final in which Diego Maradona scored his famous double against England, hailed the Argentinian as a “genius” following his death, aged 60, on Wednesday. Bin Nasser admitted that he doubted the…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - NAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 – Naples on Wednesday bid farewell to its beloved Diego Maradona, who won the hearts of the southern Italian city by leading the club Napoli to its only two league titles in 1987 and 1990. Hundreds of fans flooded into the streets of the city’s Spanish Quarters, many of them…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - PARIS, France, Nov 25 – Who is the best footballer in history? Nowadays some might argue Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither of the record-breaking pair has ever won the World Cup. Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday aged 60, and Pele each won the sport’s greatest prize and were…
  • 26 Nov 2020 - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov 25 – Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60, will forever be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time but also one of the most controversial. Here, AFP Sport looks at some of the best quotes on Maradona both from the man himself and […]…
  • 12 Nov 2020 - MADRID, Spain, Nov 11 – Barcelona will sue Neymar for 10.2 million euros (Sh1.3bn) that they believe they overpaid the Brazilian during his time at the club, according to a report in El Mundo on Wednesday. Neymar enjoyed a successful spell at Barca between 2013 and 2017 before joining Paris Saint-…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – Harambee Stars played to a third successive draw in the qualifiers of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 1-1 scoreline by 10-man Comoros at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday night. Stars was left ruing missed chances especially in the second half…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – In the absence of red-hot striker Michael Olunga, the task of leading Harambee Stars’ attack line will be bestowed on JS Kabilye forward Masud Juma as Stars take on Comoros in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Wednesday night. Olunga is out of the tie due to…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - AUGUSTA, United States, Nov 10 – Tiger Woods, still feeling the thrill of last year’s Masters victory to complete an epic comeback, says he can contend again this week thanks to his knowledge of Augusta National. Former world number one Woods, a 15-time major champion who turns 45 next month, seeks…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee will be taking charge of his first match for the Harambee Stars on Wednesday when he leads out the Kenyan national team against Comoros in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Comoros under the Kasarani lights. Mulee’s last match in…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – On his return to the national team for the first time in four years, Arnold Origi has made it clear that he is not back just to accumulate caps but create a lasting legacy with the Harambee Stars. Origi’s last involvement with the national team was the away trip to […] The…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - NEW YORK, United States, Nov 10 – The NBA’s board of governors formally approved a deal for a shortened 2020-2021 season on Tuesday, with the new campaign tipping off on December 22. An NBA statement said the league’s board unanimously approved adjustments to the current collective bargaining…
  • 11 Nov 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 10 – Greg Clarke resigned as chairman of the English Football Association on Tuesday after making a series of controversial statements to lawmakers that provoked outrage. Clarke was earlier forced to apologise after he used the word “coloured” when referencing black…
  • 10 Nov 2020 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 10 – Brilliant hostile bowling led by Kiwi Trent Boult took Mumbai Indians to an emphatic five-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals and a fifth Indian Premier League title on Tuesday. Boult struck twice in his first two overs as Mumbai kept Delhi to 156-7 and the…
  • 10 Nov 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 10 – Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus has made his first public appearance since the man inside the costume was made redundant as part of cost-cutting measures. The London club’s decision to dismiss Jerry Quy, who played the role for 27 years, inspired fundraisers and an…