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Arsenal ready to sell striker for £15million

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is ready to offload striker Danny Welbeck this summer, as he looks to trim his squad ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign.   According to the UK Sun, Everton are said to be considering a £15million move [...]

July 21, 2018 Sports

Galatasaray, Fulham, others battle for Ahmed Musa

Turkish side, Galatasaray, have entered the race to sign Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, for the new season. Musa who has been linked with a £40 million move to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia is seen as a versatile player [...]

July 20, 2018 Sports

Argentina sacks Jorge Sampaoli over World Cup performance

Argentina has sacked its coach, Jorge Sampaoli after a disappointing World Cup, in which the South Americans were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions, France. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said this on Sunday. “The Argentine Football Association [...]

July 16, 2018 Sports

Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win

Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout. In the run-up to the fight 39-year-old Pacquiao was trailed [...]

July 15, 2018 Sports

Nigeria’s amputee football team prepares ahead of World Cup debut

Emmanuel Ibeawuchi, captain of Nigeria’s national football amputee team will lead the country’s Special Eagles at the Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico this October. Staying positive despite the poor performance of the country’s Super Eagles at the World Cup [...]

July 13, 2018 Sports

Cat Who Predicted Nigeria’s Loss Against Argentina Dies

Cat Who Predicted Nigeria’s Loss Against Argentina Dies: A stray cat living at Beijing's Palace Museum died on Monday (July 2) after becoming an online sensation for making six successful predictions for this year's World Cup. The cat, named Baidianr, [...]

July 6, 2018 Sports

Messi’s Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

Lionel Messi’s Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny on Tuesday, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and 2010 winners Spain progressed from Group [...]

June 26, 2018 Sports

See Pre-Match Reactions Of The Nigeria Versus Argentina World Cup Clash

Nigeria Versus Argentina World Cup Clash: Still basking in the win against the Vikings on Friday, June 22, Nigerians are hopeful of victory against the Argentine team today. Nigeria has never beaten Argentina at the World Cup so it is [...]

June 26, 2018 Sports

World Cup 2018: Argentina gets major boast ahead of do-or-die clash with Nigeria

Argentina players have been handed a major boost ahead of their all important last group game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup against Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday at the Krestovsky Stadium.   The trio of Nicolas Otamendi, [...]

June 24, 2018 Sports

How Super Eagles ‘defeated’ Iceland

Super Eagles kept their World Cup hopes alive after defeating Iceland 2-0, thanks to a sensational brace from Ahmed Musa. After a goalless first half, the game sprung to life as the Leicester winger scored two fantastic goals to put [...]

June 23, 2018 Sports

Super Eagles, bring home the cup!

Super Eagles, bring home the cup!: “CAPACITY, audacity and tenacity will take you to your mountaintop” – Robin Sharma  The World Cup is here again. All eyes are on Russia as they host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. And our [...]

June 22, 2018 Sports

Eagles train for stamina, in hot weather

The Super Eagles had two training sessions yesterday with emphasis on building the players’ stamina and adapting to the expected sweltering heat in Volgograd on Friday. The Eagles will meet Iceland tomorrow in Volgograd, a city with a temperature akin [...]

June 21, 2018 Sports

World Cup 2018: Modric speaks after Croatia’s win over Nigeria

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has spoken on Croatia’s 2-0 win over Nigeria in their opening World Cup 2018 group D game on Saturday evening. The Croatian captain scored from the spot 15 minutes from full time after Ogenekoro Etebo’s [...]

June 17, 2018 Sports

Croatia leads Group D, beats Nigeria 2-0

The Super Eagles opened their campaign at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup on a losing note, as they were beaten 2-0 by Croatia in their first game. The defeat at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, effectively dimmed Eagles’ hopes [...]

June 17, 2018 Sports

Nigeria vs Croatia: Super Eagles starting XI for World Cup 2018 opening match revealed

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has been forced to make two changes to his desired starting XI against Croatia. Leon Balogun is set to sit out the match, after picking up an injury. He failed to take [...]

June 16, 2018 Sports

2018 World Cup: Messi, Hazard, 10 short players to watch out for in Russia

As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday, the best football stars will be on display with all manner of skills. Most of the football greats are mainly players without much heights ranging from Diego Maradona, Pele, [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

BREAKING: USA, Mexico, Canada to host 2026 World Cup

In a long-anticipated vote on Wednesday, the joint bid of the United States of America (USA), Mexico and Canada defeated Morocco its only challenger, to win the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup. The result was determined by more [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

Spain sacks Lopetegui a day before the start of the World Cup

The Spanish Football Association have sacked coach Julen Lopetegui before the World Cup begins on Thursday. Lopetegui was sacked for not informing the Spanish FA (RFEF) that he was replacing Zinedane Zidane at Real Madrid. Real Madrid announced on Tuesday [...]

June 13, 2018 Sports

World Cup: Super Eagles land in Russia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Nigeria National team departed from Austria earlier on Thursday with native attires as they chose to be different from the other 31 teams who [...]

June 12, 2018 Sports

2018 World Cup: Super Eagles to arrive Russia on Monday

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will end their pre-World Cup camp in Austria on Monday and head for Russia aboard a chartered flight. Gernot Rohr and his men have spent six days at the Bad Tatzmanndsdorf resort in Austria, where [...]

June 9, 2018 Sports

Nigeria vs Croatia: Rohr unhappy with Ighalo, Abdullahi, might drop players from World Cup opener

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, is considering dropping some players from his starting XI, when they face Croatia in their first game of the 2018 World Cup. Rohr has been taking notes from their recent friendly games [...]

June 7, 2018 Sports

Nigeria must improve before World Cup admits Mikel

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel admits his side have to improve quickly if they are to make an impact at the World Cup. The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to England in a friendly at Wembley on Saturday. Nigeria were punished [...]

June 3, 2018 Sports

Nigeria vs England: Wembley Stadium gives fans conditions to watch friendly match

Nigeria vs England:  The management of Wembley Stadium in London, England has shared important information with both Nigerian and English fans that will be watching Saturday’s friendly match between the two national teams. A tweet sent out from their official [...]

June 2, 2018 Sports

England vs Nigeria preview: Super Eagles to test their might against Three Lions

Nigeria continue their World Cup preparation with their toughest test yet at the Wembley Stadium against England. After the 1-1 draw against DR Congo at the bumpy Amiesimaka stadium on Monday, the Super Eagles step up preparations for Russia 2018 [...]

June 2, 2018 Sports

Cross River lawmaker slumps, dies during workout

The member representing Obudu Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. Steven Ukpukpen, is dead. He slumped and died during an early morning workout yesterday and was rushed to Navy Hospital, Calabar, were he was confirmed dead. [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

Salah gives Egypt World Cup hope with news over injury

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt’s World Cup campaign, Egypt Football Association says. Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

British High Commission plans tournament for former Eagles, Falcons players

In a bid to celebrate Nigeria’s youth, the British High Commission has concluded plans to host a tournament between former Super Eagles and Super Falcons players, as well as visit school children from local communities. According to a statement by the [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

Buhari urges Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud in Russia

President Mohammadu Buhari yesterday bid farewell to the Super Eagles team to Russia 2018 World Cup and charged them to demonstrate the gallant spirit, which Nigerians are known for. President Buhari spoke when he met with the Super Eagles and [...]

May 31, 2018 Sports

Rohr warns girls not to visit Super Eagles’ camp in Russia

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has said that only wives and children of the players would be allowed into the team’s camp during the World Cup in Russia. He gave the order yesterday while addressing a press conference in Uyo, [...]

May 26, 2018 Sports

Nigeria v Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone speaks on Super Eagles, Messi, World Cup

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has declared that no team would be capable of stopping his countryman and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Simeone, a former Argentine midfielder, made this known at the Godswill Akpabio [...]

May 23, 2018 Sports
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