Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma chase Mata

February 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is reportedly being tracked by Serie A trio Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma.The Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having featured only seven times in the Premier League this campaign. According to The Sun, Juve, Inter and Roma have all shown an interest in the 32-year-old, who will see his Read More

Breaking: Giroud strikes as Chelsea knockdown Atletico Madrid in Champions League clash (Pictures)

February 23, 2021 BBC 0

Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick gave Chelsea an outstanding victory against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg in Bucharest. Giroud’s superb moment of improvisation not only delivered the win and a vital away goal but also continued new manager Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start at Chelsea and put them in pole position to reach the quarter-finals. In Read More

Breaking: Tiger Woods crashes, hospitalised

February 23, 2021 BBC 0

Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California. The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that it “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics. Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said: Read More

Morocco 2021: Golden Eaglets to know opponents Wednesday

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Five-time world champions Nigeria will know their group phase opponents at next month’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations when the draw holds tomorrow at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The ceremony, which will be conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, will commence at 13hrs GMT (2pm Nigeria time) and will be broadcast on CAF’s Read More

Breaking: Super Falcons batter Equatorial Guinea in Turkey

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

African champions Nigeria steamrolled Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang National 9-0 in their third and final match of the Turkish Women’s Cup competition played at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya on Tuesday morning. Captain Asisat Oshoala bagged four of the total with goals in the 11th, 13th (penalties), 26th and 85th minute, while defender Gloria Ogbonna (8th minute), Uchenna Kanu (36th), Charity Adule (38th), new-girl Read More

Gunmen set Police Inspector, van ablaze In Akwa Ibom

February 22, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists have attacked a checkpoint manned by a Police detachment of the Quick Response Squad (QRS) in Akwa Ibom, setting one Police Inspector ablaze inside a Hilux van, while others escaped with bullets. The incident, according to an eye witness, Nsibiet Idiong, occurred in the early hours of Monday at Ikpe Annang junction in Essien Read More

NNL remind clubs on Covid-19 protocols

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria National League has again emphasized the importance of its forty six clubs adhering strictly to existing Covid-19 guidelines and the need to ensure a revalidation of test result of players and officials submitted to it after one month. In a latest Communication to the clubs and in keeping with the directives of the Nigeria Football Federation Covid-19 Task Read More

NPFL: MFM appoint Olalekan Gabriel interim head coach

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The management of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club has confirmed the appointment of Olalekan Gabriel as the interim head coach of the modest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) team. Having struggled to grind out a remarkable result in their last seven NPFL games before the 2-0 victory over Adamawa United on Sunday, the club management decided to Read More

Osimhen discharged from hospital

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Serie A club Napoli have announced Victor Osimhen has been released from the hospital and is due to return to Naples on Monday night. Osimhen was rushed to hospital after losing consciousness in the closing stages of Napoli’s 4-2 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday. “Victor Osimhen is due to return to Naples on Monday evening after staying in Bergamo overnight Read More

Golden Eaglets know U17 AFCON group rivals Wednesday

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Golden Eaglets group rivals at the U17 AFCON in Morocco next month will be known Wednesday after the draw for the tournament. The Eaglets were beaten finalists of WAFU B edition of the qualifiers in Togo. Twelve teams have qualified for the competition. They include hosts Morocco, Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Algeria, Cameroon and Read More

CAFCC: Enyimba in tough group, battle Orlando Pirates, ES Setif of Algeria

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Enyimba have been drawn in a fairly tough Group A of the Confederation Cup alongside South African giants Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy from Libya and ES Setif of Algeria. Two-time African champions Enyimba qualified for the group stage of the competition after they eliminated local rivals Rivers United 5-4 on penalties after aggregate scores stood at 1-1. ‘The People’s Elephant’ Read More

Players, officials escape death as another NPFL club, Kwara United bus, suffer fire damages …3rd incident in one week

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Media Officer of Kwara United Football Club, Jimoh Bashir, says no lives were lost and no one was injured when the team’s bus caught fire in Asaba on Monday morning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ilorin-based club’s bus caught fire in Asaba, Delta as the team were returning from Enugu to Ilorin. ”We are grateful Read More

Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open by beating Medvedev

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming an irritated Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men’s title.Top seed Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 to claim his 18th Grand Slam, leaving him two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the men’s record books. The 33-year-old Serb has never lost a final at Melbourne Park and Read More

Osimhen collapses, rushed to hospital in Italy ahead Super Eagles’ AFCON qualifier call-up

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Victor Osimhen has been rushed to the hospital after a collision with Cristian Romero in Napoli’s 4-2 defeat to Atalanta in Sunday’s Serie A game. The forward’s debut season with the Parthenopeans has been hampered by injury, suspension and coronavirus-related problems. The Nigeria international only recently returned from a shoulder injury and was handed his seventh league start against the Goddess. Read More

We need private partnership to develop sports -Dare

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Minister  of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has declared that the best model to developing   Nigerian  Sports is through  private public partnerships  that resonates with  what obtains in advanced countries.  The minister  made this assertion  over the weekend after he visited   the Ilaji  Sports facilities at Oloyo town Akanran, Ona Ara Local Government  Area of Oyo State Read More

Peak renews relationship with NFF as Official Milk of the Super Eagles

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

       FrieslandCampinaWAMCO, via its Peak Milk brand, has renewed its partnership with the Nigeria Football Federation as Official Milk of the Super Eagles, sustaining a relationship that has lasted well over two decades. Peak became the Official Milk of the Super Eagles prior to the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals in France, where the Eagles reached the Round of 16 with spectacular Read More

NPFL: Our approach to the game was perfect, says coach Boboye

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Head Coach of Akwa United Kennedy Boboye says his team’s 1-0 victory over Plateau United was a result of a perfect tactical approach to the game by his players.Charles Atshimene’s 55th-minute thumping strike earned Akwa United a vital victory over Plateau United on Match-day 11 of the 2020/2021 NPFL season at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday. Read More

S/Falcons eyes Equatorial Guinea scalp in Turkey

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 African champions Nigeria intend to deploy their rich vein of form to overwhelm Nzalang National of Equatorial Guinea as the group phase of the Turkish Women’s Cup tournament wounds up on Tuesday. The 1999 FIFA World Cup quarter finalists pipped Uzbekistan 1-0 on Saturday evening – same scoreline they earned over CSKA Moscow’s Ladies squad in their opener to the tournament Read More

CAFCC: Enyimba pip Rivers United to reach group stage

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Enyimba booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Rivers United in Port Harcourt on Sunday evening.The tie ended 1-1 on aggregate with penalty needed to decide the winner. Rivers United levelled the contest following Fortune Ominiwari’s 42nd minute strike.Stanley Eguma’s side were however unable to add to their Read More

Premier League: Everton subdue, compound Liverpool woes

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Everton produced an outstanding Merseyside derby performance to beat Liverpool at Anfield for the first time since 1999. In a landmark result for both sides, Everton earned their first derby win anywhere since 2010, while Liverpool have now lost four successive home matches for the first time since 1923. Everton finally rid themselves of their Anfield bogey with a brilliantly Read More

Breaking: Osaka beats Brady, wins another Australian Open

February 20, 2021 Editor 0

Naomi Osaka a while ago on Saturday beat Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win Australian Open. Osaka has now won her second Australian Open and fourth grand slam. Blueprint reports that she defeated multiple grand slam winner Serena Williams in this year’s semi-final clash. Details

Breaking: Another NPFL club run into trouble waters… players, officials robbed, driver kidnapped

February 20, 2021 Editor 0

Players and officials of Adamawa United were late Friday night robbed by armed robbers along Benin-Ore expressway. Findings revealed that the armed robbers dispossessed both players and officials of their belongings including phones, match allowance and others around 11.45pm on their way for their week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against MFM Fc in Lagos. Blueprint also gathered Read More

Australian Open: Medvedev overpowers Tsitsipas, sets up Djokovic final clash

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Daniil Medvedev has another opportunity to land a first Grand Slam title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Australian Open final.The in-form Russian won 6-4 6-2 7-5 against Greek fifth seed Tsitsipas, securing his 20th victory in a row.Fourth seed Medvedev, 25, will contest his second major final when he meets Novak Djokovic on Sunday. After losing in the 2019 Read More