Tennis star, Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first title in five years with an amazing five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.
The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men’s major winners’ list.
30 year old Rafael Nadal remains tied in second with Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams following his first final since 2014.
Federer’s previous major title came at Wimbledon in 2012. Federer becomes the first man in history to win five or more titles at three different Grand Slam events – five Australian Opens, five US Opens, seven Wimbledons.
Prophet Magaya’s football team, Yadah FC was promoted into the Premier League and he is seen here with young people trying to get into the team.
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi,29, has fixed the date of his wedding to his childhood sweetheart and mother of his two kids, Antonella Rocuzzo, 28.
According to various reports in Spanish and Argentine media, the football ace has fixed June 24, 2017 as the date he’ll wed Antonella in his hometown, Rosario. Read more
The Williams sisters were unheard of schoolgirls in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton when their father Richard, a man with no previous experience in tennis coaching, wrote an 85-page plan for his daughters.
Those 85 pages were a strategy for greatness, for fame and fortune.
Venus and Serena, who meet in Saturday’s Australian Open final, would revolutionize the sport, the Louisiana native proclaimed. They would become the world’s top two players, he predicted. Read more
Warriors coach, Kalisto Pasuwa has received backing from his boss and is likely to get a contract extension when the two parties meet in the coming few days.
Pasuwa has been under the spotlight following the team’s early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, with some critics calling for the former Dynamos coach to step down.
However, Pasuwa has received the support of Zifa boss, Philip Chiyangwa, who actually thinks that the coach performed well above expectations.
Chiyangwa appeared in a video posted on social media congratulating Pasuwa for a job well done. “I want to sincerely thank the Warriors for a good performance and to coach Pasuwa for ensuring the team did well. Read more
FORMER Warriors mentor Sunday Chidzambwa believes the Warriors need a foreign coach in the technical team, with Kalisto Pasuwa as his assistant so that he can understudy him and eventually take over in future.
Pasuwa is under the spotlight after the Warriors’ early exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) football tournament in Gabon, with some critics saying the former Dynamos coach was exposed at the grand stage. Read more
Morocco coach Herve Renard says there are better teams than his in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Renard guided his team to the last eight with a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast, who he led to the 2015 title.
He said: “I was very lucky to work with Ivory Coast and we share the same spirit. But now I have to continue and try to take Morocco far.
“We are not favourites to win the tournament, there are better teams than us. But we are still in it.”
Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has signed a new five-year contract worth about £150,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.
The 24-year-old Brazil international joined the Reds from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013, and his new deal will take him through to 2022.
Coutinho has scored 34 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool.
“It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here,” he told the club’s website. Read more
The 2017 Australian Open just reached an interesting climax! Venus and Serena Williams will now meet in the Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne.
Venus beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach her first major final since 2009 while Serena saw off Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 in the second semi-final. Read more
Two years ago, Herve Renard cemented his place in Ivorian folklore by leading the country’s golden generation to Africa Cup of Nations glory in Equatorial Guinea.
Now, however, the Frenchman was tasked with eliminating his former employers as his new side, Morocco, looked to cement a place in the knockout stage. Full story here