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Osimhen Scores Twice As Napoli Crush Bayern Munich
Osimhen Scores Twice As Napoli Crush Bay...

Osimhen Scores Twice As Napoli Crush Bayern Munich

Victor Osimhen scored twice, as Napoli hammered Bayern Munich 3-0 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. After scoring the winner against Serie C club Pro Vercelli last weekend, the Super Eagles striker led the Partenopei’s attack again in Munich. Osimhen netted his two goals within two... read more »

 D’Tigers Coach Vows Not To quit After Olympic Ouster
D’Tigers Coach Vows Not To quit After Ol...

D’Tigers Coach Vows Not To quit After Olympic Ouster

Mike Brown, coach of Nigeria’s men’s basketball team has vowed not to leave his position as D’Tigers coach after they failed to progress further in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games on Saturday. D’Tigers lost all three of their group games to favourites Australia, Germany and Italy,... read more »

Okagbare Reacts After Disqualification, Blasts Nigerian Sports Administrators
Okagbare Reacts After Disqualification, ...

Okagbare Reacts After Disqualification, Blasts Nigerian Sports Administrato...

Nigerian star athlete Blessing Okagbare, has reacted after she was disqualified from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for doping, calling out sports administrators in Nigeria. Okagbare’s suspension comes barely 48 hours after 10 other Nigerian athletes were disqualified from the Olympics for failing to... read more »

Blessing Okagbare Banned From Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Doping
Blessing Okagbare Banned From Tokyo 2020...

Blessing Okagbare Banned From Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Doping

Nigerian distinguished athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been provisionally suspending for doping on Saturday. The suspension comes ahead of her scheduled participation in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m this evening. It was communicated in a press statement by the Athletics Integrity Unit,... read more »

Tokyo Olympics: Impressive D’Tigress Narrowly Lose To USA
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Tokyo Olympics: Impressive D’Tigress Narrowly Lose To USA

D’Tigress fell to a 81-72 defeat to the United States of America in their opening game at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday morning. The Nigerian Ladies put up a brave fight in the encounter but struggled to contain the Americans who has much bigger players in their team. It was the 50th... read more »

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I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

I Gave Oliseh Painkillers to Play AFCON 2000 Final – Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha says he gave Sunday Oliseh painkillers to play at the 2000 African Cup of Nations final against Cameroon in Lagos. Oliseh was almost forced to pull out of... read more »

CAF Okay Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

CAF Okays Iwobi For Super Eagles Vs Lesotho

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has given approval for Alex Iwobi to featured in today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State. Iwobi was reported to have returned a positive COVID-19 test result prior to Saturday’s match against Benin Republic in Port Novo. It forced the... read more »

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho...

Cape Verde Referee Duarte To Officiate Nigeria, Lesotho AFCON Qualifier

The Confederation of African Football has picked Cape Verde referee Fabricio Duarte to take charge of Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations dead rubber game... read more »

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Super Eagles Gunning for Gold at AFCON 2021 – Onuachu

Paul Onuachu, the Super Eagles goal scorer in the AFCON qualifier against Benin on Saturday has set his sights on clinching gold at the African showpiece,... read more »

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sub...

Onuachu Seals Super Eagles AFCON Qualification with Sublime Finish

The Super Eagles of Nigeria left it late to claim a 1-0 victory over Benin at the Stade Charles de Gaulle Stadium on Saturday through a Paul Onuachu strike in... read more »

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Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Pinnick Promises Facelift of Women Football in Nigeria

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said that women football in Nigeria deserves more attention than presently obtainable given their persistent laudable... read more »

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Rohr Certifies Teslim Balogun Stadium Turf

Super Eagles German tactician, Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the playing surface of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. The pitch will host next week’s 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crocodiles of Lesotho. The Nigerian team had a training exercise on the turf for the... read more »

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

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

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... 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)... read more »

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

Sports: Nigeria Beat Gambia 6:0 to Qualify for AWCON

The Nigerian Super Falcons beat the Queen Scorpions of Gambia by 6:0 yesterday in Lagos to qualify for the 11th African Women Cup of Nations. The Nigerians had... read more »

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Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

Eto’o Recalls Sydney 2000 Gold Medal Win

Slightly over two decades after  Cameroon followed Nigeria to win a back-to-back  Olympic soccer gold medal for Africa, Samuel Eto’o Fils , the four-time African Footballer of the Year,  has yet... read more »

My Two Daughters Play Like Me, Super Falcons Call-up Good – Peter Ijeh

My Two Daughters Play Like Me, Super Falcons Call-up Good – Peter Ijeh

Peter Ijeh, a former Nigeria international, says that his two daughters, Eveyln and Josephine, possess some skills similar to his and can be great in their football careers, adding that both sisters’ recent call-up to the Nigeria national team, the Super Falcons, came to him as a ‘pleasant surprise.’ The two Ijeh sisters – Evelyn... read more »

Iheanacho Sets Goal Target For Leicester Ahead of New S...

Iheanacho Sets Goal Target For Leicester Ahead of New Season

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho hopes to improve on his goal tally for his club in the upcoming season after catching the eye with series of... read more »

Musa Set to Complete Turkey Transfer This Week

Musa Set to Complete Turkey Transfer This Week

Nigerian winger, Ahmed Musa is expected to complete a move to Turkish club in the new week from Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars. Reports... read more »

Chukwueze Resumes Training After Two-months Injury Side...

Chukwueze Resumes Training After Two-months Injury Sideline

Nigerian international Samuel Chukwueze has resumed training with Villareal spending being sidelined with injury towards the tail end of last season. The... read more »

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Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After Defeat to Newcastle

Iheanacho on Target as Leicester Suffer Top-Four Setback After De...

Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho continued his impressive goalscoring form this season when he notched a goal for Leicester though it was not enough as they suffered a 4-2 home loss to Newcastle... read more »

‘He’s Been Incredible’ – Rodgers Lauds Iheanacho’s Match Winning Performance

Iheanacho Downs Crystal Palace in Style

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho produced another match-winning performance, scoring the winning goal in the Foxes’ 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday. Iheanacho assisted Timothy Castagne for his team to level the tie five minutes after the break before notching the decider 10 minutes before full-time. The goal meant the prolific Nigeria... read more »

‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester...

‘He’s A Different Player ‘ – Rodgers Talks Up Leicester City Hero Iheanacho

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has lavished praises on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward scored a stunning winner in the Foxes’s 2-1 win against... read more »

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL...

Iheanacho Becomes Sixth Nigerian to Bag at Least 30 EPL Goals

In form Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has joined the elite list of Nigerians to have netted at least 30 goals in the English Premier League after he... read more »

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

Victor Anichebe, former Super Eagles forward has said that the Kanu Nwankwo’s heroics at English Premiership club Arsenal attracted Africans and Nigerians to... read more »

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2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

2022 World Cup: Super Eagles Confirm Qualifying Dates

The dates for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the Super Eagles of Nigeria have been confirmed. The Super Eagles media officer, Babfemi Raji, confirmed the dates for the qualifiers which... read more »

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 Hazard of Belgium who came second and Antoine Griezmann of France who came third Other awards that were presented include the Adidas Golden Boot Award... 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... 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 »

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Tokyo 2020: Coach Enofe Lauds Toko’s Improvement In Rowing

Tokyo 2020: Coach Enofe Lauds Toko’s Improvement In Rowing

Regina Enofe, coach of Nigeria’s only representative in the rowing event at the Tokyo Olympics, Esther Toko, has commended the performance of the 19-year-old after she finished fifth in... read more »

Ugandan Athlete Missing in Japan Spotted on CCTV

Ugandan Athlete Missing in Japan Spotted on CCTV

A Ugandan athlete who went missing in Japan on July 16 after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has been spotted at Nagoya Station in central Japan by CCTV, news... read more »

Finance Ministry Ratifies Waiver For Basketball Kits

Finance Ministry Ratifies Waiver For Basketball Kits

The Ministry of Finance has approved a waiver for the Olympics jersey to be worn by Nigeria’s male basketball team, D’Tigers, making it feasible for customs to release the kits any... read more »

 Nigeria’s D’Tigers Beat USA In Pre-Olympic Friendly

Nigeria’s D’Tigers Beat USA In Pre-Olympic Friendly

D’Tigers of Nigeria got the better of the United State of America basketball team in a pre-Olympic friendly, winning 90-87 in the early hours of Sunday. The Nigeria side comprised of... read more »

Buhari to Host Team Nigeria on Monday Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Buhari to Host Team Nigeria on Monday Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to host members of Team Nigeria to the Tokyo Olympics at the Aso Rock Villa on Monday before the last batch of the contingent departs for the games. The... read more »