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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

Atletico Madrid to arrive Nigeria today ahead of friendly with Super Eagles

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, is expected to arrive Nigeria with his squad today, Monday, ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match with the Super Eagles. Simeone will land at the Abuja International Airport with a 23-man squad. Felipe Luiz, Torres Belen [...]

May 21, 2018 Sports

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