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R.I.P Diego Maradona

R.I.P Diego Maradona

Tributes have been flooding in for the late Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. Maradona suffered cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina after recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the ...

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Nigeria opens camp for Tokyo 2020 Olympics today

Nigeria opens camp for Tokyo 2020 Olympics today

Nigeria will begin its preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games today with prospective athletes expected to report to camps in Lagos and Abuja. The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development yesterday disclosed that it has made arrangements to ...

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Super Eagles camp in disarray as players, coaches battle Rohr over ‘poor decisions’

Super Eagles camp in disarray as players, coaches battle Rohr over ‘poor decisions’

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is said to be trying to bring sanity to Super Eagles camp over ‘the bad blood’ generated by Friday’s 4-4 draw the Nigerian team recorded against Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations qualifier. ...

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Messi denied as Argentina held by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying

Messi denied as Argentina held by Paraguay in World Cup qualifying

Argentina had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier at La Bombonera on Thursday, and Lionel Messi had what might have been a winning goal disallowed in the second half. A Nicolas Gonzalez ...

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Super Eagles need 15 players to escape CAF disqualification

Super Eagles camp in disarray as players, coaches battle Rohr over ‘poor decisions’

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is working round the clock to ensure it has the complete number of players for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone to avoid falling foul of a new Confederation of African Football ...

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Omeruo’s injury unsettles Super Eagles’ coaches as Onuachu replaces Simon

Omeruo’s injury unsettles Super Eagles’ coaches as Onuachu replaces Simon

Pinnick inspects Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium The injury sustained by Super Eagles midfielder, Kenneth Omeruo while featuring for his Spanish club, CD Leganes, at the weekend, has thrown Coach Gernot Rohr and his assistants off balance. The Super Eagles will host ...

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Diego Maradona hospitalised in Argentina

R.I.P Diego Maradona

Argentine football great Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital Monday for medical checks, his personal doctor announced. “It’s not a serious situation and we didn’t come for an emergency,” Leopoldo Luque told reporters outside the clinic in La Plata, south ...

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Nigeria battles England for former Tottenham wonderkid Noni Madueke

Nigeria battles England for former Tottenham wonderkid Noni Madueke

Nigeria is trying to prise PSV Eindhoven starlet Noni Madueke away from the England set-up, reports dailymail.co.uk.The 18-year-old former Tottenham forward is the latest target for Nigeria in its attempts to convince dual nationality English players to switch allegiances. Madueke ...

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Nigeria wobble to 1-1 draw with Tunisia

Nigeria wobble to 1-1 draw with Tunisia

The much touted improvement promised by Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr, before yesterday’s international friendly against the Carthage Eagles failed to materialise as Nigeria laboured to a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in their second international friendly match in Austria. When ...

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Expect a different Super Eagles on Tuesday, Rohr tells Nigerians

Expect a different Super Eagles on Tuesday, Rohr tells Nigerians

Coach prefers West African opposition to North Africa’s Super Eagles manager, Rohr has promised to present a better team than the one that lost to Algeria on Friday when Nigeria takes on Tunisia tomorrow. Algeria beat Nigeria 1-0 in the ...

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Ozil, Rashford, Rudiger, Kanoute, other world stars join Nigerians’ protest against police brutality

Ozil, Rashford, Rudiger, Kanoute, other world stars join Nigerians’ protest against police brutality

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Ghana’s goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham, and Antonio Rudiger, as well as former African Footballer of the Year, Frederic Kanoute, have lent their voices to the protest against police brutality ...

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Brazillian winger Alves joins Kwara United on one-year deal

Brazillian winger Alves joins Kwara United on one-year deal

Kwara United have snapped up exciting Brazilian winger Lucas Ribeiro Alves on a one-year loan deal, The PUNCH reported. The new arrival will be unveiled soon, according to the player’s Greece-based Nigerian agent Peter Denise Alade. Alves is the second ...

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Arsenal reportedly agree £250,000-a-week Partey deal

Arsenal reportedly agree £250,000-a-week Partey deal

Gunners also ‘complete’ two other deadline day signings Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is set to quadruple his salary after agreeing personal terms with Arsenal over a £250,000-a-week deal at the Emirates, reports metro.co.uk. The report claims that the 27-year-old ...

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Eagles begin training in Austria ahead Algeria, Tunisia friendlies

Super Eagles camp in disarray as players, coaches battle Rohr over ‘poor decisions’

• Onuachu in as Osimhen withdraws over COVID-19 scare The Super Eagles’ camp will open today in Vienna, Austria ahead of Nigeria’s international friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia this weekend. The warm up games are expected to keep the ...

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COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

• ‘NFF will not endanger Nigerian lives’ • ‘Players will be tested by clubs before departure from base’ Super Eagles’ international friendly games against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia billed to hold in Austria next ...

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FIFA ranks Nigeria 29th best, Belgium maintains number one spot

COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

World football governing body, FIFA, has picked Nigeria as the 29th best team in the world and third in Africa. According to the latest FIFA ranking made available to media source, Belgium is still the world’s best team in 1773, ...

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Benfica out of UEFA Champions League qualifying round

Benfica out of UEFA Champions League qualifying round

Former European Cup winners Benfica crashed out of the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday after a shock 2-1 defeat at PAOK Salonika. Serbia winger Andrija Zivkovic scored against his former club Benfica a week after leaving ...

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I’m more skillful, Ajagba teases Joshua

I’m more skillful, Ajagba teases Joshua

Nigeria heavyweight sensation, Efe Ajagba, is eyeing a future title fight against British-Nigerian two-time unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. Ajagba, who is yet to make his Top Rank debut after signing with the renowned boxing promoters in August, says he ...

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Eagles to meet Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia in friendlies next month

COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has arranged two friendly matches for the Super Eagles next month in Austria. NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, said in a tweet yesterday that the matches, against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, would hold on October 9 ...

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Barcelona may suspend, seize Messi’s salary for refusing to attend club duties

Barcelona may suspend, seize Messi’s salary for refusing to attend club duties

Lionel Messi could be suspended and have a portion of his salary seized by Barcelona if he continues to refuse to attend official club events, writes footballcritic.com. Messi did not show up for Sunday’s coronavirus tests and it seemed clear ...

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