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Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass with ₦81m
Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut A...

Sports Minister Speaks on Plans to Cut Abuja Stadium Grass with ₦81m

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports has debunked reports of the ministry’s plans to cut the grass at the Abuja National Stadium with ₦81 million. The clarification was issued in a statement released by the office of the Minister, titled, ‘Beware of Fake News: Minister Actually Rejected the N81... read more »

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches
Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Prece...

Home-based Super Eagles Camping To Precede Future Matches

The Nigeria Football Federation has responded to calls by Nigerians for the involvement of domestic league players in Super Eagles’ matches, by agreeing to commence camping with home-based players, for a week or two, prior to the arrival of the overseas-based players. According to a report... read more »

UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the Year Award
UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the...

UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the Year Award

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for a place in the 2020 UEFA Fan’s Team of the Year. The forward who has bagged an African women footballer four times but surprisingly missed out on the 2020 FIFA Best nomination, made the list alongside 49 other layers. Oshoala is one... read more »

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke
I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke...

I Can’t Be Assistant To Rohr – Amuneke

Former Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has denied suggestions that he was keen on working as assistant to coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr. Amuneke was previously reported to have been offered to the German coach as an assistant but the coach turned down the suggestion... read more »

Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take - Eberechi Eze
Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Tak...

Newcastle United Defeat Difficult To Take – Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze has described the team’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United as ‘demoralising.’ The Eagles dominated for most of the game but went home disappointed with nothing to show for their efforts. The midfielder told Palace TV: “It’s demoralising losing like... read more »

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Bosso Releases Squad List For WAFU U-20 Cup Of Nations

Bosso Releases Squad List For WAFU U-20 Cup Of Nations

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations title at the tournament taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month. The competition,... read more »

We Won't Sack Rohr - Pinnick

We Won’t Sack Rohr – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pelvin Pinnick has reiterated his support for Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr despite recent calls for the German’s sack. Rohr has been a subject of major criticism after the Super Eagles failed to beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying... read more »

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw with Sierra Leone

Super Eagles Play Out A Goalless Draw In Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday were unable to score as Sierra Leone held them to a goalless draw as both team jostle for a place in the Africa Cup of... read more »

Super Eagles Depart for Freetown Today

Super Eagles Depart for Freetown Today

The Super Eagles squad and their officials will travel to Freetown, Sierra Leonean capital today (Monday) aboard a chartered flight for the Tuesday’s 2022... read more »

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Osimhen Ruled out of Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone Encounter

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will miss the second leg encounter of their 2022 AFCON qualifier against Sierra... read more »

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Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors - Asisat Oshoala

Women’s Football in Africa Needs a Face Lift to Attract Investors...

Reigning Africa women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala has charged cooperate bodies and football governing bodies in Africa to invest towards the growth of women’s football if they are to... read more »

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

2021 AFCON, AWCON and CHAN Moved to 2022- CAF

The African cup of Nations that was scheduled to take place this year has been moved to 2022. This was disclosed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday after a meeting of the CAF Executive Committee. The postponement was informed by the coronavirus pandemic which has disrupted sporting calendar of various federations this... read more »

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FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Slip Three Places to 35

FIFA Rankings: Super Eagles Slip Three Places to 35

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have slipped three places in the latest FIFA ranking for the month of November. The Nigeria national team dropped from 32nd position to 35th in the world, courtesy of... read more »

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Ahmed Musa Denies Sheffield Wednesday Links

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has debunked reports linking him with a move to Sky Bet Championship club Sheffield Wednesday. Musa is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with Saudi Arabia Professional League club Al Nassr. The winger insists he wants a return to top-flight football and is not interested in a move to Sheffield... read more »

Edouard Mendy Inspires Chelsea to Champions League Knoc...

Edouard Mendy Inspires Chelsea to Champions League Knockout State Qualification

Senegalese goalie, Edouard Mendy was in sparkling form on Tuesday as Chelsea booked a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League after beating Rennes... read more »

Super Eagles Need Continuity – Okocha Backs Under-fire ...

Super Eagles Need Continuity – Okocha Backs Under-fire Rohr

Former Super Eagles midfield maestro, Austin Okocha said that Gernot Rohr is the right coach to lead the national team to more silverware as he lauded the... read more »

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF President Ahmad To Appeal FIFA’s Ban

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad is set to appeal his five-year ban from all football-related activities by FIFA over alleged corruption at CAS. FIFA’s Ethics... read more »

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Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Linked with West Ham, Newcastle

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa Linked with West Ham, Newcastle

Reports making the rounds have it that Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa’s representatives are talking with a host of clubs in Europe, including some in the Premier League. Musa is hoping to secure a... read more »

Saka: Nigeria's Target Gets England Call-up

Saka: Nigeria’s Target Gets England Call-up

  Arsenal star and Super Eagle’s target Bukayo Saka has been included in England team billed to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark in their upcoming games in October. The Three Lions will face the Welsh side in a friendly at Wembley on October 8 before taking on Belgium and then the Danish team in a Nations League outing. Saka has been... read more »

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper...

Breaking: Chelsea Complete Signing of Senegalese Keeper, Edouard Mendy

Chelsea have secured the services of Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 club Rennes on a deal worth about £22million. The 28-year old Senegalese has signed a... read more »

Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leices...

Former Eagles Coach, Oliseh Worried Over Ndidi’s Leicester Deployment

Erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has expressed worry over the current deployment of Wilfred Ndidi at Leicester City after the midfielder was played... read more »

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Everton Outcast, Iwobi Mulls Transfer Options

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi is considering a move away from Goodison Park after being overlooked for Everton’s first two fixtures of the season. Iwobi,... read more »

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World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

World Cup: Modric Wins 2018 FIFA World Cup MVP

For his massive contributions to the success of Croatia, Luka Modric most deservedly won the Adidas Golden Ball Award as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He won the award ahead of Eden... read more »

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

World Cup: France Lifts the 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Croatia 4:2. In a match that saw Croatia having about 61% of the ball possession, the French took the lead through an 18th minute own goal, off a Mandzukic header. Croatia equalized in the 28th minute off a Perisic shot. Ten minutes later, France took the lead through a VAR awarded penalty... read more »

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

World Cup: Belgium Wins Third Place, Beats England 2:0

Belgium won the third place position this evening after beating England 2:0. The Belgians showed their intent with a 4th minute goal tapped in by Meunier. This... read more »

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England ...

World Cup: Croatia Through to the Finals, Wins England 2:1

Croatia this evening sailed into the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after winning England 2:1 after extra time. Despite taking an early lead through a 5th... read more »

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium...

World Cup: France Advances to the Finals, Beats Belgium 1:0

The French team triumphed over the Belgians to advance to the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. France went ahead in the 51st minute from an Umtiti... read more »

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FIFA Bans CAF President Ahmad Ahmad For Five Years

FIFA Bans CAF President Ahmad Ahmad For Five Years

World football governing body, FIFA has placed a 5-year ban on Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad Ahmad for contravening various codes of ethics. FIFA made the... read more »

Osimhen Renders Verdict on Gattuso’s Expertise

Osimhen Renders Verdict on Gattuso’s Expertise

Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen has lauded his club coach, Genaro Gattuso while giving an insight into his experiences playing under the former midfield maestro at Napoli. The Super Eagles... read more »

Crown FC Player Collapses, Dies During Friendly Match

Crown FC Player Collapses, Dies During Friendly Match

Crown Football Club of Ogbomoso, Oyo State player, Usman Yusuf died during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun Sate after collapsing on the pitch. Reports say Yusuf lined up for Geteway... read more »

AFCON Qualifier: “We Will Work to Put Things Right” – Iwobi Begs Nigerians After Disappointing Draw

AFCON Qualifier: “We Will Work to Put Things Right” – Iwobi Begs Nigerians After Disappoin...

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi has expressed disappointment over the team’s display in their African cup of Nations qualifiers match against Sierra Leone on Friday in Benin City. The... read more »

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

Eagles in a Humiliating 4-4 Draw With Sierra Leone

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday even were forced to to settle for a disappointing 4-4 draw after leading with a 3 goal deficit in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Friday at the... read more »