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Iniesta speaks on Neymar’s move to Real Madrid

Barcelona captain, Andres Iniesta, has said he would be annoyed if former team-mate, Neymar, joins bitter rivals Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar left Barca in the summer for a world record transfer fee of €222million. However, he has been [...]

December 14, 2017 Sports

Plateau Utd gets Eding Sport, MFM draws Real Bamako

Nigerian champion, Plateau United will meet Cameroun’s Eding Sport in the first round of the CAF Champions League, according to the draws held yesterday. Its compatriots, MFM FC, which came second in the 2016/2017 Nigerian League, will battle with Mali’s [...]

December 14, 2017 Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Madrid president to sign Silva

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo wants his club to sign Milan forward André Silva, Diario Gol reports. According to the report, The Los Blancos want to sign a striker in January transfer window and have been consistently linked with Inter’s [...]

December 13, 2017 Sports

2018 World Cup: Poland confirms friendly match with Nigeria

The Polish Football Association, no Monday, confirmed the friendly match with Nigeria. It said that Poland manager Adam Nawałka had agreed to lead the White and Reds against the Super Eagles in a friendly in preparation for the World Cup [...]

December 12, 2017 Sports

My mission is to win 2019 AFCON, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for two more years. Three-time champions Nigeria missed out on the 2015 [...]

December 12, 2017 Sports

Arsenal Beach soccer team vows to conquer Copa Lagos

Arsenal BSC arrived in Lagos yesterday full of confidence that it will win the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Championship, which begins today at the Eko Atlantic City. The club was received on arrival by members of Naija Gunners, the umbrella [...]

December 8, 2017 Sports

Rohr already decided on World Cup squad, says Agali

Super Eagles’ new chief scout, Victor Agali says coach Gernot Rohr won’t be considering new players in his squad for the World Cup in Russia next year. Agali made this known in a television programme in Lagos monitored by Owngoalnigeria.com, [...]

December 6, 2017 Sports

Critics should be careful with Ronaldo – Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned Cristiano Ronaldo’s critics not to write-off the Portuguese, who is expected to pick up his fifth Ballon d’Or this week. Ronaldo has scored just twice in 10 La Liga matches this season as a [...]

December 6, 2017 Sports

La Liga: Real Madrid manager, Zidane rues missed chance to close gap on Barcelona

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has expressed his disappointment after his side were held to a 0-0 draw by Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. The result meant Madrid failed to cut Barcelona’s eight-point lead at the top of La Liga. [...]

December 3, 2017 Sports

Prepare well, forget permutations, Onigbinde advises Eagles

FORMER Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboyega Onigbinde, has said that the Super Eagles would only soar at the Russia 2018 World Cup based on the level of preparations it made. He therefore, urged the team and its handlers [...]

December 3, 2017 Sports
2018 World Cup: I wanted to avoid Nigeria – Croatian coach, Dalic

2018 World Cup: I wanted to avoid Nigeria – Croatian coach, Dalic

Head coach of Croatia, Zlatko Dalic, has said his team wasn’t lucky to have been drawn alongside Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup draw in Moscow on Friday. According to him, Nigeria was the one African team he had hoped [...]

December 2, 2017 Sports

World Cup: Nigeria draw Argentina again

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have drawn Argentina once again in the World Cup, the fifth time since 1994. In the draw held for the 32 competing nations  in Moscow today, Nigeria and Argentina were drawn together in Group D. The two [...]

December 2, 2017 Sports
Aubameyang offered to Chelsea

Aubameyang offered to Chelsea

Chelsea have been alerted to the availability of Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Mirror reports that the Premier League champions, were “among a number of clubs” to have been told he will be available in the January window.   [...]

November 28, 2017 Sports
Chelsea squad escapes plane crash after Qarabag game

Chelsea squad escapes plane crash after Qarabag game

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has spoken about the “scary” flight they endured from Azerbaijan on Thursday morning. Their aircraft was forced to make two attempts at landing because of bad weather. Conte said he had been scared by the events, [...]

November 25, 2017 Sports
Nigeria dropped in FIFA ranking

Why Nigeria dropped in FIFA ranking despite wins over Argentina, others

Nigeria dropped in FIFA ranking: Football fans in Nigeria were angry after the November FIFA Rankings was release on Thursday and the Super Eagles were placed 50 in the world despite a 4-2 win over Argentina.. Fans were hoping Nigeria [...]

November 24, 2017 Sports
Super Eagles drop 9 places in new FIFA rankings

Super Eagles drop 9 places in new FIFA rankings

Nigeria have dropped nine places to 50th in the latest FIFA ranking. The Super Eagles finished 41st in October, after beating Zambia 1-0 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, despite beating Argentina 4-2 in a high-grade [...]

November 23, 2017 Sports
Guardiola vows to ”kill” Man City team if they fail to win EPL

Premier League: Guardiola vows to ”kill” Man City team if they fail to win EPL

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has vowed to kill his players if they fail to finish the English Premier League (EPL) season without the title. Guardiola said there was no chance of his team becoming complacent despite their superb form [...]

November 20, 2017 Sports
Barcelona targets Nigerian star, Henry Onyekuru

Barcelona targets Nigerian star, Henry Onyekuru

FC Barcelona scouts were at Stade Le Canonnier to observe Nigerian star, Henry Onyekuru, who scored his seventh league goal of the season in Anderlecht’s away win at Royal Excel Mouscron. Onyekuru scored Anderlecht’s winner after Govea had brought the [...]

November 19, 2017 Sports
Argentina vs Nigeria: What Super Eagles’ players were paid after 4-2 win

Argentina vs Nigeria: What Super Eagles’ players were paid after 4-2 win

Super Eagles of Nigeria shared N17.3 million after the international friendly win over South American giants, Argentina in Russia on Tuesday. The Super Eagles beat Argentina 4-2 in the grade A friendly played in Russia.       According to [...]

November 18, 2017 Sports

Rohr praises Uzoho, Idowu for ‘fantastic’ debuts

Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr has singled out the duo of goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho and Brian Idowu for special praise in Nigeria’s 4-2 win over Argentina in a pre-World Cup friendly. Speaking after the game, Rohr, who handed debut [...]

November 16, 2017 Sports
Kwara Open Golf Championship will soon become Nigeria’s number event

‘Kwara Open will soon become West Africa’s top golf championship’

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed believes the Kwara Open Golf Championship will soon become Nigeria’s number event if Sterling Bank continued to support it. Speaking at the end of the Kwara Open, which attracted players from across West Africa, an elated Governor [...]

November 15, 2017 Sports
Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million

Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million

Buhari rewards D’Tigress with N17.5 million: President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria.Each player got N1 million, while five members of the coaching crew got N500,000 each. In his [...]

November 15, 2017 Sports
Italian players in tears at San Siro

Buffon, Italian players in tears at San Siro

Italian players in tears at San Siro: Sweden’s victory over Italy at San Siro and the realisation by the hosts that they would be missing the World Cup for the first time in 60 years triggered a spontaneous emotional response: [...]

November 14, 2017 Sports
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US begins trial of ex-FIFA officials

The FIFA corruption trial has opened in New York, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer. In the dock are three fabulously wealthy South American former football [...]

November 14, 2017 Sports
BBC unveils contenders for African footballer of 2017

BBC unveils contenders for African footballer of 2017

The five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, including Nigerian Victor Moses, has been revealed. Other contenders are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah were unveiled during a special live launch broadcast in [...]

November 13, 2017 Sports
Victor Moses nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Victor Moses nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Chelsea right-back, Victor Moses, has been nominated for the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. The announcement was made on Saturday in London during a special live launch broadcast.     Other nominees are Gabon and Borussia Dortmund [...]

November 12, 2017 Sports
Argentina vs Nigeria: Rohr speaks on team selection

Argentina vs Nigeria: Rohr speaks on team selection

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has spoken on his team selection ahead of the grade A friendly match against Argentina in Russia coming up on Tuesday. Rohr revealed that captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up in Krasnodar, [...]

November 12, 2017 Sports
Stuart Baxter

South Africa better than Nigeria, Senegal – Bafana Bafana coach boasts

Coach of Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Stuart Baxter has insisted that his team is better than World Cup bound Nigeria and Senegal. While Nigeria qualified for the World unbeaten, Senegal defeated South Africa in front of the home fans [...]

November 11, 2017 Sports

Nigeria has second best record in World Cup qualifiers

Nigeria has second best record in World Cup qualifiers: After ending their last qualifying match against Algeria 1-1, Nigeria have now logged one of the best records in the qualifying race to the World Cup. The Super Eagles unbeaten run [...]

November 11, 2017 Sports
Super Eagles’ Kayode Olanrewaju in action as Girona shock Real Madrid

Super Eagles’ Kayode Olanrewaju in action as Girona shock Real Madrid

Super Eagles forward, Kayode Olanrewaju, came on late for Girona as his club defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in Sunday’s La Liga clash at the Estadio Municipal de Montilivi. It was Real Madrid’s first ever league visit to the Catalan side. [...]

October 30, 2017 Sports
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