At last, Odion Ighalo breaks silence over Super Eagles return

October 30, 2021 ESPN 0

Striker Odion Ighalo is undecided on a possible return to the Super Eagles, more than two years after he retired from the national team.  Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr had recently hinted at a potential return for the former Watford forward. But Ighalo, who is enjoying an impressive form with Saudi Arabian top side Al Shabab, is yet to Read More

PICTURES: Arotile, Ukaigwe, Edo deputy governor, others for honours as Ratels Sports Development Foundation celebrates heroes

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The 2021 Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards will hold on Sunday October 24, 2021 at the Area 10 Sports Complex Abuja. The prestigious Awards will witness decorations of Nigeria women football heroes as put together by the organisers of this year’s Flying Officer’s Cup. The distinguished awards would be handed over to individuals who have in a long Read More

At last, Mo Salah reveals club he prefers to end career

October 23, 2021 Agency Report 0

Mohamed Salah has said that he would love to remain at Liverpool for the rest of his career, but added that his future remains out of his hands. The Egypt international, arguably in the form of his career for Jurgen Klopp, will see his current contract at Anfield expire in June 2023, and is yet to pen an extension. But Read More

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Beaten Super Eagles storm Douala, face CAR in return leg clash

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

The delegation of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to Sunday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying encounter against the Les Fauves of Central African Republic landed at the Aeroport Internationale Douala at 11.28am on Saturday. Led by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2nd Vice President/Chairman LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko, the delegation comprised of 23 players, technical officials and backroom staff, some NFF Read More

Happening now: New billionaire owners complete Newcastle takeover as club becomes richest at Premier League

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

Newcastle United are under new Saudi ownership after a £300million deal was agreed with Mike Ashley and signed off by the Premier League.    The takeover was stopped in its tracks by a piracy dispute between the Gulf state and its Premier League broadcast partner beIN Sports, but that was settled earlier this week, paving the way for the takeover to be completed. Read More

Sit-at-home: IPOB sends residents off streets, markets, banks, other places on Nigeria’s Independence Day

October 2, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The usual glitz and glamour associated with Nigeria’s Independence Day celebrations completely deserted the entire South eastern part of Nigeria on Friday following sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). In Imo state, the situation was not different. A glimpse of what to expect in a state that has been plagued with enormous crisis in recent times witnessed the Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare hosts 1994 Super Eagles, reveals why Buhari delivered FG’s house promise 27 years after

September 30, 2021 Editor 0

Youth and Sports development Minister Sunday Dare on Thursday hosted 1994 Super Eagles squad inside his office located within the MKO Abiola National stadium Abuja. While playing host to array of the then stars that won 1994 nation’s cup, the Minister recalled that the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari fulfilled the house promise made to them due to Read More

FCT FA chairman backs Unity preseason tourney

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Chairman of FCT Football Association Abba Mourtar Mohammed has given his approval to the hosting of the Unity preseason tournament holding in Abuja from 30th October to 5th November 2021. Revealing this in Abuja, the Organising Committee Chairman, Patrick Ngwaogu (Odogwu Ndi Abia), said the Chairman was so excited of the programme, and has agreed to donate the main Read More

How Messi sparked another record-breaking feat on international duty

September 11, 2021 Agency Report 0

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Messi pounced for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals to keep Argentina firmly on course for a place at next year’s finals in Qatar Read More

Breaking: Manchester United new signing ruled out of 2022 World Cup qualifiers

September 4, 2021 Dailymail 0

New signing Jadon Sancho will not be involved in England’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland, the Football Association has announced. The Manchester United forward missed Thursday’s 4-0 win in Hungary after sustaining what Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate described as a ‘minor knock’. And a statement from the FA on Saturday said: ‘Following further assessment, the 21-year-old has returned to his club Read More

After netting goal breaking record, Cristiano Ronaldo, receives special Guinness world certificate

September 3, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Five times world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo has received his Guiness World Record certificate for scoring the most international goals in football. This comes after he became the first footballer to score 111 international goals some days ago. He achieved this feat in Portugal vs Ireland’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday, September 1, where he scored two Read More

Super Eagles begin quest for Qatar 2022 World Cup as Iheanacho, Ndidi, Iwobi pull out vs Cape Verde

September 2, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their quests to qualify for a seventh FIFA World Cup when the Gernot Rohr side face the Lone Stars of Liberia today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The match will kick-off 5pm Nigerian time. The football governing body,  grouped Nigeria  in Group C,  alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic (CAR). After the game Read More

Gombe: Ex-lawmaker donates N2.7m for clubs’ registration

August 31, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

In order to boost football activities in Gombe state, former House of Representatives who represented Gombe/ Kwami/Funakaye, Hon Khamisu Mailantarki has kicked off a mega football development programme in the state. Mailantarki disclosed this when he hosted an interactive session with the leaders and coaches of national and state football leagues respectively at the Hajiya Amina conference hall in Gombe. Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

Club sacks footballer, warns 10 others over night sex party

August 21, 2021 AFP 0

Norwegian first division football club Brann SK said Friday it had fired one player and issued written warnings to 10 others following a late-night sex party they organised at the club’s stadium. Another player has quit following the August 10 incident, which has caused an uproar in Norway and provoked booing from fans during a recent home game. According to Read More

Aisha Buhari Cup: Barr Edeh, Ratels Sports Boss backs LOC

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), Barrister Paul Edeh, has strongly commended the work of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the upcoming six-team African Women Championship (Aisha Buhari Cup) between September 13 and 21, 2021 in Lagos. The legal Luminary said he is full of confidence that the LOC, headed by NFF First Vice President, Barrister Seyi Read More

‘Moshood Abiola Abuja Nat’l stadium wearing new look’

August 14, 2021 Editor 0

Football action will soon return at the main bowl of the newly renovated Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja as the pitch is now lush green and the scoreboard functional.  A statement by the media office of the Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare revealed that that the new look stadium was made possible after the Minister made spoke Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil, USA win football, basketball gold

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

Brazil defended their Olympic men’s football title following a dramatic extra-time victory over Spain at the Nissan Stadium. Substitute Malcom raced in behind and slotted home the winner after 108 minutes to hand Brazil the gold medal. Five years ago, Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany to win their first gold on home soil. Mikel Oyarzabal’s volley Read More

Late ex-NFF President, Dominic Oneya, for burial Sept 10

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

The remains of former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association (now Nigeria Football Federation), Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya, who died in his home in Warri on Thursday, will be buried on September 10, 2021. The funeral rites would begin on September 9. President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who met with the children of Read More