Mikel Obi: Reprieve after Months of Doldrum

By Ajibade Morakinyo Temilorun In 1999, the career of a young talented footballer hit to limelight, as he was picked from over 3,000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy, a body that scouts for young footballers with the potential to play professionally across Nigeria. This officially marked the beginning of a booming football […]

Chelsea Maintain Winning Streak, Beat Bournmouth 3 – 0

Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez scored twice as red-hot leaders Chelsea crushed Bournemouth 3-0 on Monday to register a club-record 12th consecutive Premier League victory. Pedro struck either side of Eden Hazard’s 50th English league goal at Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte’s side opened up a provisional nine-point lead at the summit in the Boxing Day […]

I was Quoted Out of Context, Says Sports Minister, Dalung

Eric Elezuo The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung, has said that he was quoted out of context following a comment credited to him, saying he was not interested if Nigeria qualify for the World Cup in Russia or not, adding that what is the need qualifying when you know you can’t […]

Falconets Out Of FIFA U20 Tournament Despite Win Over Spain

Nigeria’s Under-20 female side, the Falconets, on Sunday beat Spain 2-1 in their last Group B match at the FIFA U20 football championship holding in Papua New Guinea. However, the win did not see the girls to the knock-out round as they bowed out of the competition on superior goal difference. Spain took the second […]

Update: Nigeria Beat Algeria 3 – 1 in World Cup Qualifier

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have beaten the Phoenix of Algeria by three goals to one in a World Cup qualifier game at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadim (Nest of Champions). The first goal came off the boots of Victor Moses in the 26th minute while the second goal was scored in the 41st minute […]

Ahmed Musa Scores First Premiership Goal

Super Eagles and Leicester City’s  forward, Ahmed Musa, has scored his first premiership goal since joining the fray this season. Musa’s goal was the first in Leicester City’s 3 – 1 defeat of Crystal Palace at the King’s Power Stadium today.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria on 60, Argentina Retains No One

The Super Eagles on Thursday rose four places to berth at the 60th position on the latest FIFA ranking. The move took Nigeria to 11th position in Africa, tied with Morocco who slumped two places. Germany have moved up to second behind Argentina as Belgium dropped out of the top three in the latest FIFA […]

Don’t Get Carried Away, Wenger Tells Arsenal

Arsene Wenger warned his Arsenal stars not to get carried away after they gave another demonstration of their sky-high confidence with a 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets in the Champions League. Wenger’s side are in peak form at present and Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets were powerless to prevent their hot streak extending to seven successive victories in […]

US Tycoon Buys Olympique Marseille

American tycoon Frank McCourt on Monday officially completed his purchase of French Ligue 1 side Marseille, his communications office confirmed. The 63-year-old former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers signed the necessary paperwork in Paris having entered into exclusive discussions to buy Marseille from owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus on August 29. McCourt’s ownership takes effect on […]

Mikel, Musa, Iheanacho to Arrive Camp Today

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, and other invited players for the group opening match against Zambia are expected to arrive camp today. The players will today begin preparations for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier encounter, scheduled for Ndola, Zambia this weekend.According to the team Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, some […]

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