AFCON U20: F/Eagles confront Wikki Tourist Thursday

November 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s U20 national team, Flying Eagles will confront Wikki Tourists Thursday evening at the FIFA Goal Project, Package B of the MKO stadium, Abuja.The friendly is part of the team final’s preparation before heading to AFCON U20 qualifiers in Benin Republic. Few days ago, the Coach Ladan Bosso led side thumped another Nigeria Football Professional side, Nasarawa United 4-2 in Read More

S/Eagles look to nick AFCON ticket with matches to spare

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 They have become used to this trend of things under Franco-German trainer, Gernot Rohr in his four years and four months so far: earning tickets to major tournaments with matches to spare. And that is what the Super Eagles aim to continue in this international fixtures-corridor when they confront the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a quickfire double Africa Read More

…Anderlecht star Bundu, 6 others pros arrive Leone Stars camp

November 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hit Benin Wednesday Anderlecht forward Mustapha Bundu and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Osman Kakay trained with their teammates at the Freetown Stadium on Tuesday morning as the Leone Stars intensify preparations ahead of Friday’s clash against Nigeria.Finland-based midfielder Mohamed Medo Kamara, Orebro SK left-back Kevin Wright, LA Galaxy top scorer Augustine Williams, former Milan midfielder Rodney Strasser and Randers striker Read More

WAFU: Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire to fight another day

November 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The WAFU B Zonal qualifiers which will feature the Flying Eagles of Nigeria and six other West African countries billed for Lome, Togo, has been shifted to a later date due to coronavirus. The Togolese Football Federation  (FTF) confirmed the postponement of the tournament in a communique published on their Twitter handle on Thursday eveningThe WAFU B Zonal qualifiers which will be Read More

Sani Abacha, Sunusi to lead 5 foreign pros to Flying Eagles

November 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Golden Eaglets captain Sani Abacha as well as U23 star Sunusi Ibrahim are among five foreign-based professionals who are expected to fortify the Flying Eagles in time for the U20 AFCON qualifiers in Togo later this month. Defender or midfielder Abacha only recently signed his first pro contract with top Hungarian side Honved Budapest, while Sunusi is believed to Read More

AFCON qualifiers: Nigeria vs S/Leone Eagles spoil for showdown over unpaid bonuses, appearance fees

November 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Angry Super Eagles stars are now spoiling for a showdown with top football officials after they are yet to be paid $17,500 (more than nine million Naira) bonus each for finishing third at last year’s AFCON in Egypt.This revelation comes as SCORENigeria learnt the Eagles are also owed bonuses for various other matches. This will include the wins over Benin Read More

AFCON qualifier: Shape up or ship out, Are tells Rohr

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Director of Grassroots Development in the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Dr. Ademola Are has lambasted Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr over his inability to build a formidable national team for the nation despite being in the saddle for the past four years . Speaking ahead of the AFCON double header qualifier  against Sierra Leone , Dr. Are told Blueprint Sport in Read More

2022 World Cup: S/Eagles begin qualifiers in May 2021

October 27, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria quest for a seven appearance at the mundial will get underway in May 2021 after the World Football governing body FIFA confirmed that the Gernot Rohr led side will begin the second round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers on May 31, 2021. The second round of the qualifiers was initially scheduled for October 2020 Read More

Bosso unveils Flying Eagles list this week, as camp opens in Abuja

October 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

National U20 gaffer. Isah Ladan Bosso will this week unveil the final lists of players selected for camping ahead of next month AFCON qualifiers scheduled for Lome, Togo. Nigeria is grouped alongside perennial rivals , Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire and Bosso leaving no stone unturned Blueprint Sports authoritatively gathered has listed exciting and top quality players like Saidu Salih and Read More

U-17 & 20 AFCON Qualifiers: Flying Eagles, Eaglets to face Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire

October 20, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

African football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) have drawn Nigeria’s  Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles against perennial rival,  Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire – in the zonal qualifiers for the U-17 and U-20 AFCON’s. The U-17 AFCON zonal qualifiers will be hosted by Benin between December 5 and 20, while the U-20 qualifiers are slated for Togo from November18 to Read More

G/Eaglets open camp Sunday in Abuja

October 18, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

With the lifting of ban on contact sports by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, five time World Champions, the Golden Eaglets will open their training camp ahead of the U-17 AFCON qualifiers for the WAFU Zone 2 on Sunday in Abuja. As usual, the camp is expected to be thrown open with FIFA Goal Project been considered to stage Read More

Rondon to miss Venezuela World Cup qualifiers

October 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Salomon Rondon looks set to miss Venezuela’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Paraguay as he prepares to help his Chinese Super League club Dalian Pro in their fight against relegation. Venezuela begin their attempt to qualify for the World Cup finals in Qatar in 2022 on October 9 against Carlos Queiroz’s Colombia before taking on Paraguay four days Read More

Svitolina battles into Roland Garros third round

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Elina Svitolina overcame Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday. The Ukrainian third seed is coming off a 15th WTA title at Strasbourg last week and is a two-time quarter-finalist at Roland Garros.She will take on Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova, seeded 27th, for a place in the last 16.

Yakubu delighted with first Super Eagles call-up

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

SKF iClinic Sered goalkeeper Mathew Yakubu has expressed his delight with his first call-up to the Nigeria national team. The 21-year-old is one of the three shot-stoppers invited by Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for their friendlies against Ivory Coast and Tunisia. The three-time African champions are scheduled to take on the Elephants on October 8 before facing the Carthage Eagles four days later. “It’s Read More

Despite no action, S/Eagles climb to 29th spot in the world

September 18, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The world football governing body, FIFA, Thursday released the latest world ranking with the Super Eagles now ranked as the 29th best team in the world even though they did not kick a ball in the month under review by FIFA. The three-time African champions moved two spots up from last month.Only Senegal (20th) and Tunisia (26th) are the African teams Read More

CAF, NFF hail Oliseh @ 46

September 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), the NFF and German club Cologne have sent birthday greetings to former Nigeria international Sunday Oliseh who turned 46 on Monday. CAF wrote on their verified Twitter handle:”Happy Birthday to the former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh!”According to Cologne:”Happy birthday, @SundayOOliseh!“The former Cologne midfielder turns 46 today.”And NFF wrote:”Happy birthday to former @NGSuperEagles captain and Read More

Chukwu extol Nworgu over coaching progress

September 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Legend of the round leather game and former captain and coach of Nigeria’s senior national team, the ‘Super Eagles’, Coach Christian Chukwu (Mfr), has showered praises on one of his former players, Chukwudi Nworgu over his progression in the managerial aspect of the game. Chukwu, in an exclusive chat in Enugu, described the news of Nworgu’ success in the game Read More

CAF postpone Africa World Cup qualifiers to June 2021

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The start of the African group stage qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup have been shifted to June next year and will be completed in a five-month dash for a place in Qatar, according to a Confederation of African Football memo seen by Reuters. The qualifiers were due to begin in October, but the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has Read More

Super Eagles to play 2 friendlies in Portugal in September

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Super Eagles plan two friendlies in Portugal during the FIFA window in September, officials have disclosed. According to NFF president Amaju Pinnick, the opponents will most likely be from South America and Africa. “The arrangement is 70% confirmed,” he said during an Instagram interview on the NFF official account. “We hope to make use of the FIFA windows in Read More

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Adepoju hails Eagles list for Leone Stars

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles striker, Mutiu Adepoju has praised the list of the players invited for a double header against Sierra Leone later on in the month. Adepoju said in Abuja in an interview with journalists said that the players called up are good enough to beat any team anywhere. Gernot Rohr had on Wednesday released a 23-man list of players Read More

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AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria vs S/Leone Rohr calls Musa, Iwobi, Oshimen, 21 others for Leone Stars

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

. Dessers, Ehizibue are first-timers   Technical Adviser Gernor Rohr has listed team captain Ahmed Musa, vice captain William Ekong and veteran defender Kenneth Omeruo in his 24-man Super Eagles’ roster for the quick-double 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone this month.   There are also goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Leon Balogun Read More

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FIBA ranking: Nigeria’s D’Tigresses soar

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Olympics bound D’Tigress moved up three places in the latest FIBA ranking following an impressive Olympic qualifiers in Serbia at the weekend which saw them register their name as the only African team who will be participating at the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo. After successfully defending their Afrobasket title which they won in 2017 by beating hosts, Senegal in Read More

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AFCON 2021 Ejide eyes Super Eagles return

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles safe hand, Austin Ejide is still eyeing a return to the senior national team fold years after he was dropped from the squad. According to BBC report, Ejide said he is in the best form of his career and as such deserves a return to the Gernot Rohr’s squad. Ejide became the second player to take part Read More

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Olympic qualifier: Nigeria T/Tennis team start quest for tickets

January 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria men’s table tennis team will Wednesday in Portugal join 33 other nations to fight for 9 remaining qualifying slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. The Nigeria side missed out on the automatic qualification after they lost out to their African rival Egypt at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco Nigeria will be represented by Aruna Quadri, Segun Read More