FIFA suspends Cavani, 3 other Uruguay players

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

FIFA banned Uruguay players Fernando Muslera and José María Giménez for four games each on Friday for aggressively confronting match officials when the team was eliminated from the World Cup last month. Veterans Edinson Cavani and Diego Godín must also serve one-game bans when Uruguay next plays, FIFA said in announcing disciplinary verdicts. The players must all carry out community Read More

StarLife FC set to float football academy

January 21, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

As part of activities to give back to the society, Star Life football club, Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta state, has concluded plans to establish a football academy.  In a chat with Blueprint Saturday in Oleh, the President of the club, Elder Sam Agbagbatu, said the aim was to groom football stars for the future and also empower Read More

Nengi picks footballer as boyfriend

January 16, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, has opened up on her love admiration for Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe. After seeing a photoshopped picture of the reality star and the World Cup winner, in the comment Nengi acknowledged Mbappe as her boyfriend and said the designer had helped them announce their relationship.

Copa del Rey: Barcelona survive unknown club scare, early exit

January 5, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barcelona conceded three to third-division Intercity in the Copa del Rey, but Ansu Fati saved them from an early cup exit with an extra-time winner. Barcelona took the lead three times inside 90 minutes, before squandering it on each occasion against a resilient third-tier, relegation-threatened Intercity side. Ronald Araujo stymied any early nerves for the visitors with a fourth-minute bullet Read More

At 100, Pele ‘s mum remains alive

December 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Pele’s mother, Celeste, was crucial throughout the Brazilian player’s career and now that “O’Rei” has passed away we take a look back at some of the stories they had. Celeste recently turned 100 years old and Edson Arantes do Nascimento took to Instagram to dedicate some kind words to the woman that gave birth to him. Pele was training with the Brazilian National Team in Teresopolis prior to the Read More

FIFA sells 2.45m tickets ahead 2022 Qatar World Cup

August 19, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Organisers have sold 2.45 million tickets for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Thursday, with more than half a million of them sold in the last sales period from July 5-16. FIFA said the biggest number of allocated tickets were for group stage matches like Cameroon v Brazil, Brazil v Serbia, Portugal v Read More

How footballer ‘dumped’ own wedding to finalise club deal

August 6, 2022 Editor 0

A footballer missed his own wedding day in order to finalise a transfer to a new team. Malmo star Mohamed Buya Turay wasn’t there on his big day as he was agreeing to a different type of contract instead. The Sierra Leone international signed for Swedish side Malmo this summer after a spell in China. And Malmo were so keen for the Read More

Dare reveals how formidable domestic league structure can trigger sustainable Nigerian football development

July 9, 2022 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has stated that the domestic league is the fulcrum that would give vitality to Nigerian football. In a chat in Abuja, the minister made reference to the working model of a robust league as a critical component of football vitality in any country. Dare emphasised the need for enforcing club licensing, governance Read More

Breaking: ‘Super’ football agent is dead, family admits at last

April 30, 2022 BBC 0

Mino Raiola, the agent who represented some of football’s most high-profile players, has died at the age of 54. The Dutch-Italian’s stable of players included Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Raiola was also president of the Football Forum, which represented leading agents and their players. “His presence will be Read More

Ejike Ugboaja FC set to scout, screen football talents

February 22, 2022 Editor 0

A rising football club in Nigeria, Ejike Ugboaja FC, will on Thursday, February 24, 2022 commence a four-day open screening for players between the ages of 16 and 20. The screening will offer the players the opportunity to showcase their God’s given talents so that they could be selected for international sponsorship The screening programme is scheduled for 2pm daily Read More

NLO/Berackiah grassroot football coaching clinic holds Feb 1

January 21, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

NLO/Berackiah Grassroot Football Coaching Clinic 2nd Edition Gets February 1 Kickoff Date. Poised to equip coaches in the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) with the new trends in coaching, the second edition of NLO/Berackiah Grassroot Football Coaching Clinic is billed to kick off from February 1st and end 28th in the six geo-political zones. A statement from the media department Read More

Breaking: Despite maize farmers’ claims, FCT Minister stops moves to disrupt football activities on Abuja pitch

January 10, 2022 Editor 0

The authorities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have immediately ordered some maize farmers to stop planned disruption of activities on Abuja football pitch located inside old parade ground. FCT Minister of state Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu handed the directive on Monday night after she received an Intel that some individuals are planning to dump agricultural produce, particularly bags of Read More

Strange! Dead footballer scores goal at funeral

January 8, 2022 Reuters 0

A dead Chilean footballer is being celebrated the world over after his former team mates arranged for him to score a goal from his coffin as a farewell tribute to his striking prowess. Jaime Escandar died in the final days of 2021 but his friends with Chilean side Aparicion de Paine wanted to celebrate the life of the goalscoring forward. Read More

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