NWFL21 Wrap-Up: Bayelsa Queens wins big as Rivers Angels, Sunshine Queens share points

By Isma’eel Abba Tangalashi (TangaSports) The Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) matchday eleven games played across various centers on Wednesday saw Bayelsa Queens thrashed Royal Queens by 3 goals to 1 away from home to maintain top spot on the log. Bayelsa Queens are not the only away winners on Wednesday as Delta Queens traveled all the way to Osogbo to beat Osun Babes by a lone goal. Nasarawa Amazons and Sunshine Queens recorded a 0-0 away draw to Dreamstar Ladies and Rivers Angels respectively while Abia Angels played out…

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Saka out of England v San Marino as Rashford misses training

England will be without Bukayo Saka for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against San Marino due to a hamstring injury. Saka has stayed with Arsenal to continue his rehabilitation and a tweet from England’s official account said it was hoped the 19-year-old would join up with the squad “later this week”. England host minnows San Marino at Wembley in Gareth Southgate’s 50th game at the helm on Thursday. Marcus Rashford also sat out training on Wednesday as he continues to recover from the foot injury he sustained during Manchester…

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2021 NWFL Nationwide League begins April 11 with 22 teams

The 2021 edition of the NWFL Nationwide League has been scheduled to kick-off on April 11, 2021 at the Aguyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja and the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode. According to the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, a total of 22 clubs from across Nigeria will be participating in the third tier league of the NWFL which will be concluded on April 17, 2021. Shabi, noted that, 10 clubs will battle for one of the two slots for promotion to the NWFL Championship at the…

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Boxing: Tyson Vs Holyfield exhibition will happen on May 29

Mike Tyson has declared he will meet fellow former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a third time on May 29. The two boxing icons, now aged 54 and 58 respectively, have frequently floated the prospect of a trilogy encounter since footage was published of Tyson training with impressive ferocity last year. Tyson did indeed return to the ring in 2020, more than 15 years after his last professional outing, and boxed an exhibition against fellow great Roy Jones Jr. Holyfield’s representatives told The Athletic this week that Tyson’s team had…

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Hierro: Real Madrid should sign Haaland and Mbappe

Real Madrid great Fernando Hierro said the LaLiga champions should sign both Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. In-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe have been linked with moves to Madrid. Madrid captain Sergio Ramos believes it would be easier for Los Blancos to sign Haaland instead of Mbappe due to the financial situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But former Madrid skipper Hierro – who won five LaLiga titles and three Champions League trophies among other honours during his career at the Santiago Bernabeu – wants…

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Transfer Rumours: Kane added to Madrid’s shortlist as alternative to Haaland and Mbappe, Ronaldo eyeing return, Man Utd to sign Donnarumma

Could Harry Kane end up at Real Madrid? Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland is one of Europe’s most sought-after and expensive players, while Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe also commands a hefty fee. With that in mind, Tottenham’s Kane has reportedly emerged as a transfer target in the Spanish capital. TOP STORY – MADRID ADD KANE TO LIST Real Madrid are interested in signing Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to SER Deportivo. Madrid have been heavily linked with in-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. But…

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Tennis: Murray withdraws from Miami with groin injury

Andy Murray will not feature at the Miami Open after withdrawing from the tournament because of a groin injury. The former world number one and three-time grand slam champion has featured only twice on the ATP Tour this season, losing in the first round in Montpellier before going one better in Rotterdam, where he was beaten by Andrey Rublev. He withdrew from this month’s Dubai Tennis Championships to be with his wife as she gave birth to their fourth child. And his return to action has been delayed again, with…

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NBA: Harden lifts short-handed Nets to keep pressure on 76ers, LeBron-less Lakers struggle as Zion makes NBA history

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers continue to go toe-to-toe in the Eastern Conference after both championship hopefuls won in the NBA on Tuesday. James Harden led the way with a double-double as the star-studded Nets topped the Portland Trail Blazers 116-112. In the absence of fellow superstars Kyrie Irving (personal matter) and Kevin Durant (hamstring), Harden posted 25 points and a career high-tying 17 assists to fuel the short-handed Nets in Portland. Jeff Green finished with 20 points – 15 in the first half – Nicolas Claxton put up…

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