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Milner: Liverpool can beat anyone

The 30-year-old midfielder is confident the Reds have what it takes to see off their Bundesliga opponents when the two fiercely-supported clubs come head-to-head in Europe James Milner believes Liverpool can beat any one when they are on top of their game as they prepare for the first-leg of their …

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Oborodudu, three wrestlers qualify for Rio Olympics

Four of Nigerian female wrestlers yesterday qualified for the wrestling event of the Rio Olympics in the Olympic Wrestling African and Oceania qualification tournament holding in Algiers, Algeria. They are seven-time African champion, Blessing Oborodudu, Aminat Adeniyi, Genesis Mercy and Hannah Rueben. The female wrestlers got the slots to participate …

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Costa gets extra one-game ban

Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring their first goal to equalise 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stamford Bridge in London on March 9, 2016. / AFP / BEN STANSALL   Chelsea striker Diego …

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I’ll quit Chelsea if… — Mikel

Chelsea Midfielder John Obi Mikel has said he is ready to leave Stamford Bridge after 10 years if he is not guaranteed regular football next season. Mikel hardly featured under ex-boss Jose Mourinho before his exit in December but has been a key part of interim boss Guus Hiddink’s plans. …

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Mikel Obi named new Nigeria captain

The Chelsea midfielder spoke of his “huge honour” at being handed the armband by Ahmed Musa, while the CSKA striker becomes vice-captain   John Mikel Obi has been named as Nigeria’s new captain. The Nigeria international was widely tipped to take over from Vincent Enyeama who quit the national team …

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Ali Lotfi replaces injured El-Hadary for Nigeria

The 26-year-old goalkeeper has been invited to the Pharaoh’s team for Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles Ali Lofti has been called up to Egypt’s squad for Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations game against Nigeria. The ENPPI goalkeeper replaces injured Essam El-Hadary who sustained a gastrocnemius …

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