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Manchester United vs Chelsea: Mourinho reveals goalkeeper that will start FA Cup final

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that David de Gea will start in goal in Saturday evening’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, because Sergio Romero has only just returned after injury. Although De Gea is first choice, Romero has [...]

May 19, 2018 Sports

Cross River inaugurates LOC on Flying Eagles, Super Falcons’ matches

The Cross River State government has constituted a Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the hosting of the 2018 Women’s AFCON qualifier between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and their Gambian foes, as well as that of the Flying Eagles against [...]

May 16, 2018 Sports

Russia 2018: Plateau United goalie, Ajiboye vows to make Super Eagles final squad

Plateau United goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye, has insisted he will give his all to make Nigeria’s final squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He said this while reacting to his inclusion in the Gernot Rohr’s 30-man preliminary squad released [...]

May 15, 2018 Sports

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Barcelona vs Real Madrid:  Barcelona FC will tonight clash with Real Madrid at home in the El Clasico. The Ernesto Valverde’s side has already been crowned La Liga champions for 2017/2018 season. Valverde’s men head into this clash following their [...]

May 6, 2018 Sports

Wilder gives Anthony Joshua 24hours to accept $50million offer

Anthony Joshua has received an offer from Deontay Wilder, confirmed as a 50-50 split with a guarantee of $50m and has been given until midnight on Friday to respond. Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken and promoter Eddie Hearn, received emails sent [...]

April 26, 2018 Sports

Arsenal favourites to land Martial from Manchester United

Arsenal have emerged as favourites to lure Anthony Martial from Manchester United, according to reports in his native France. Le 10 Sport claims the 22-year-old is keen to leave Old Trafford and wishes to stay in the Premier League to [...]

April 18, 2018 Sports

‘Argentina also has goalkeeping worries’

While Nigerians are fretting over the state of the Super Eagles’ goalkeeping department, their rivals in Group D of the Russia 2018 World Cup, Argentines are also going through nightmares over who would stand between their opponents and goal scoring [...]

April 17, 2018 Sports

Ogun 3rd African drum festival begins April 19, Soyinka, 91-year-old drummer to feature

Drummers from 20 African countries and 20 states of the federation will gather between Thursday, April 19 and Saturday, April 21, 2018 to participate in the third edition of the African drum festival in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The [...]

April 12, 2018 Sports

Lionel Messi admits difficulties playing together with Dybala

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has admitted that it is difficult to play alongside fellow teammate, Paulo Dybala in the national team. Messi said he had struggled to partner with Dybala on the pitch because the Juventus star plays just like [...]

March 27, 2018 Sports

Poland vs Nigeria: Iwobi, Aina, Ekong, others hit Eagles’ camp

Super Eagles stars, Troost Ekong, Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, have arrived the Wroclaw camp of the team ahead of the international friendly against Poland on Friday. The camp came to live Monday night with the arrival of the players. Other [...]

March 20, 2018 Sports

Pinnick insists Super Eagles can win 2018 World Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can win this year’s World Cup in Russia. Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Pinnick, who spoke at [...]

March 18, 2018 Sports

Argentina, Croatia, Iceland still ranked higher than Nigeria by FIFA

Nigeria’s opponents in this year’s World Cup in Russia, Argentina, Croatia and Iceland are still ranked higher than Nigeria by world football body, FIFA. In the latest FIFA ranking released yesterday, Nigeria maintained its 52nd position, which is one of [...]

March 16, 2018 Sports

Popular Imo State footballer killed, buried in shallow grave

The remains of a 20-year-old Imo State local footballer, Chidubem Ezeagu, have been found in a shallow grave in a bush. It was gathered that the deceased was a celebrated footballer who recently captained his club to win two major [...]

February 28, 2018 Sports

AITEO settles coaches’ 2018 emoluments, pledges more support to Nigerian football

Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) principal sponsor, AITEO Group has announced that it has settled all the national teams coaches’ 2018 salaries and other entitlements, which amounts to $600,000 and N320 million. The monies paid to the NFF, according to AITEO, [...]

February 21, 2018 Sports

Nigeria women’s bobsleigh team make breakthrough for Africa on ice

Seun Adigun and Akuoma Omeoga will not win a medal but reached a significant landmark as Africa’s first-ever Olympians in the event. Growing up in Nigeria, Kola Adigun never imagined he would be sitting on a freezing mountain in South [...]

February 21, 2018 Sports

FIFA President arrives in Lagos for CAF Football Awards

Infantino's first visit upon arrival was to the Lagos State Government House where he met with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is in Nigeria for the inaugural edition of the AITEO/CAF Football Awards. Infantino, who arrived in Lagos on Monday, [...]

February 20, 2018 Sports

Ukoro, Balogun, four others win gold medals as four Nigerians qualify for Youth Olympics

Nigerians qualify for Youth Olympics: Opening day performance thrills Dalung Nigeria proved its readiness to maintain its position as the continent’s leader at the on-going African Wrestling Championship when two of its athletes picked gold medals at the on-going African [...]

February 9, 2018 Sports

Nigeria to face Australia, Turkey and Argentina at FIBA World Cup

Nigeria's female basketball team D'Tigress are to face Australia, Turkey and Argentina at the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup. D’Tigress who won the Women's African Basketball Championship, are one of Africa’s two representatives at the World Cup. The Women’s World [...]

February 7, 2018 Sports

Super Eagles lose another Final by four goals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday, February 4 lost in the African Nations Championship Final (CHAN) by four goals to host country Morocco. The Eagles played in their second final in less than six months, but conceded four goals again in another final. [...]

February 5, 2018 Sports

100 Nigerians to fly with Eagles to World Cup

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has provided a platform to fly 100 Nigerians with the Super Eagles to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The campaign to take the football fans to Russia is officially live, as the NFF aim to gather football fans to [...]

February 3, 2018 Sports

Okala gives CHAN Eagles tips on how to beat Sudan

Former Green Eagles goalkeeper, ‘Man Mountain’ Emmanuel Okala has predicted that the home-based Super Eagles will have an easy game against Sudan in their semifinal cracker this evening at the on-going African Nations Championship in Morocco. But another former international, [...]

January 31, 2018 Sports

Sports minister fails to defend Eagles’ N3b World Cup budget

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Honorable Goni Bukar Lawan, yesterday failed to agree on Super Eagles’ method of approach to the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. The ministry had a botched budget [...]

January 25, 2018 Sports

Adekuoroye reigns supreme at pro wrestling league

Olympian Odunayo Adekuoroye at the weekend sustained her remarkable feat for her team, Mumbai Maharathi, at the ongoing Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in India. She defeated Pooja Dhanda of Haryana Hammers’ team 4-2 on day 12 of the championship. Adekuoroye, [...]

January 22, 2018 Sports

Eagles to play six matches ahead of World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday made public its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles, revealing venues and dates for six pre-World Cup friendly matches. The NFF also revealed its plan for kit launch, camping programmes and [...]

January 18, 2018 Sports

Nigeria’s Rohr delighted with England friendly

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes England will give his players the ideal test of their readiness for the World Cup when they meet in a friendly in June. The Super Eagles take on the Three Lions at Wembley Stadium on [...]

January 11, 2018 Sports

EPL: Victor Moses reveals his greatest achievement playing for Chelsea

Victor Moses, Super Eagles player and Chelsea wing-back has revealed his greatest achievement playing in the English Premier League. The Chelsea wing-back said his greatest achievement was winning the Premier League with Chelsea last season. He told Chelsea official website, [...]

December 31, 2017 Sports

Iceland, Argentina bank on weapons to subdue Nigeria

Iceland and Argentina rate Nigeria as a tough customer, but they believe they have the weapons to defeat the Super Eagles. While Iceland is banking on its team spirit, Argentina believes that with Lionel Messi its task against Nigeria is [...]

December 23, 2017 Sports

England confirms Nigeria friendly ahead Russia 2018 World Cup

England has confirmed that it will play a friendly game with Nigeria at the Wembley Stadium as part of its 2018 World Cup preparations, reports The Super Eagles will be one of two opponents for England, the other likely [...]

December 20, 2017 Sports

Odoh wins Plateau Governor’s cup

Martin Odo of Minna Cantonment Golf Club has emerged winner in the professional category of Plateau Governor’s Cup 2017 Golf Tournament. Odoh defeated other players with the net score 298 with over 10 gross to emerge winner and went home with [...]

December 18, 2017 Sports

Ronaldo mocks Barcelona after winning fifth trophy in 2017

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has mocked LaLiga league leaders, Barcelona after winning the FIFA Club World Cup, stating that the Catalan club needs to give his team a guard of honour before the El Clasico clash at the Estadio [...]

December 17, 2017 Sports