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Astonishing 2-0 Victory for Madagascar Over Nigeria

It was a shock to the Afcon tournament on Sunday as debutants Madagascar wiped the floor with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2-0 victory. Therefore placing Madagascar at the top of the table with Nigeria following behind.

 

 

Nigeria dominated possession but were punished when trying to play out from the back. John Ogu under-hit a square ball to Leon Balogun on the edge of their own box and the Brighton defender hesitated, allowing Nomenjanahary to nip in and round the goalkeeper before slipping the ball into an empty net.

 

 

Contentious Penalty Awarded For France Against Nigeria

Monday’s match between France and Nigeria at the Rennes has been said to be the most heightened drama in the tournament so far. France were awarded a spot-kick - after a video assistant review -in the 75th minute when Ngozi Ebere fouled Viviane Asseyi in the box.

Centre-back Renard stepped up to take it and missed hitting the outside of the right post. However VAR intervened, judging 18-year-old Super Falcons keeper Chiamaka Nnadozie to have moved off her line early. Renard stepped up again scoring the goal that secured France the victory.

 

Bastian Schweinsteiger Eyes MLS Side Chicago Fire

The German midfielder whose contract with Manchester United will be coming to an end soon is said to be making negotiations concerning his next club as it doesn’t seem to be likely hell be getting his spot back at the English club. The 32-year-old is said to be on the lookout for MLS clubs as he met Chicago Fire coach, Velijko Paunovis over the weekend.

 

"I leave with many great memories." – Frank Lampard

The 2-year contract between English footballer Frank Lampard and New York City signed in July 2014 will be come to an end with the year. The player who had an impressive streak with the club said that the next stage of his career will be made known soon, this would most likely include coaching as he revealed in an interview he had with Match of the Day presenter, Gary Linekar.

 

Table Tennis Players Sharpen Their Skills In time For The Asoju Oba/Molade Okoya Thomas Cup

It’s the 48th edition of the Asoju Oba/Molade Okoya Thomas Cup, the oldest competition in Nigeria, and hopeful tennis players looking to win out of the remarkable prize money are now fully patronizing training centers across the state in readiness for the tournament.

 

Barcelona celebrates another Lionel Messi landmark

A goal in the Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla yesterday boosted Messi to his 500th goal in 592 club matches status. The 29-year-old who netted the first goal of the match scored his first senior goal for the La Liga club at the age of 17 in 2005 against Alcabete and has since then has broken the club’s goals scored in official matches record which was formerly held by Cesar Rodriguez, who played for the club in the 1940s and 1950s.