Breaking: Osimhen completes Napoli switch, becomes costliest African player

July 25, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has finally joined Italian club Napoli. The Nigerian player is reported to have signed five-year deal worth around €60m. Blueprint understands that the deal includes an option for a further year that would rise to €81m + bonuses. Victor will wear jersey no 9, though the new club is yet to make official announcement. With Read More

Osimhen escapes as 3 Lille players test positive for Coronavirus

July 18, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen escaped but three Lille midfielders Renato Sanches, Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba have tested positive for COVID-19, coach Christophe Galtier said on Saturday, calling for more firmness in enforcing social distancing. All three tested positive last Monday, Galtier said after a 2-1 friendly win at Belgian first-division club Mouscron. He said Sanches, a Euro 2016 Read More

Breaking: Osimhen ‘nears’ Napoli deal

June 4, 2020 Editor 0

Reports from Italy suggest that Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is nearing a five-year deal to join Serie A side Napoli. The striker is said to have agreed a contract worth €4M per annum excluding bonuses. The 21-year-old linked up with Lille from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer. The former Wolfsburg striker scored 18 goals and bagged Read More

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I’m delighted to continue as Super Eagles Coach – Rohr

May 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is happy to extend his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, the Franco-German has declared. The Nigeria Football Federation and the coach had been in discussions in recent weeks over the renewal of the contract between both parties and the coach has confirmed agreements have been reached and he is delighted to continue as manager Read More

Breaking: Heartbroken Super Eagles striker loses father

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles informed striker Victor Osimhen’s father is dead. Osimhen who is 21-year-old revealed the sad news via his verified Twitter page. He said, “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted with tears and heartbroken emoji. Elder Patrick Osimhen as he was known was the sole surviving parent of the Super Eagles star who plies his Read More

Pictures: Another popular Super Eagle glows with new baby

May 16, 2020 Editor 0

Leicester and Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is currently doing nothing on the pitch, but off the pitch, he has been trending after his wife was delivered of a bouncing. His picture with the new baby shared on the social is catching many attention.

Divorce: Okagbare’s husband opens up, exposes Blessing

April 28, 2020 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles player Jude Ighoteguonor, who is the estranged husband of Nigerian sprinter and Olympic silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare, has spoken of their divorce saga. Ighoteguonor, who, according to the Guardian, said he had moved on, debunked earlier report that he was seeking N100 million naira from the sprinter  who had filed for divorce. The former Eagles player, who Read More

Super Eagles’ contract: NFF rolls out fresh conditions for coach Rohr

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

As new contract is anticipated for Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has handed stiff conditions which the German-Franco tactician must agree to and fulfill. President of NFF Amaju Pinnick who revealed this when he appeared before a live programme on Arise television Monday morning lined up the conditions to include; 1. He must stay Read More

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NFF, Rohr ‘part ways’ as fresh Super Eagles contract talks collapse

March 16, 2020 Editor 0

Expected fresh contract renewal for Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr might have collapsed as the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is yet to initiate talks with the German-Franco tactician. Rohr who revealed this in an interview said he won’t force any contract renewal discussion with the NFF. Rohr has three months left on his current deal with the NFF which he signed Read More

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Ighalo gets Manchester United shirt number, unveils customised boot

February 4, 2020 Editor 0

Manchester United have assigned jersey number 25 to Odion Ighalo, who joined the club for a short-term loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Also, the former Super Eagles striker has unveiled his Manchester United boots less than a week after making a sensational return to Premier League, and interestingly the beautiful pair was dedicated to his late sister Mary Atole. The club Read More

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In search of goals: Manchester Utd turn attention to Ighalo

January 24, 2020 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has emerged as a loan target for Manchester United following Marcus Rashford’s injury, according to a report by Sky Sports News. Ighalo who was a former player for Watford, is currently with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and has two years left on his contract. Rashford’s injury has certainly left United lighter up front following Read More

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2022 World Cup Draws: Rohr wary of Cape Verde, CAR, Liberia

January 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

Super Eahles France-German coach Gernot Rohr has disclosed that his wards have the  strength in depth to weather the storm  and ensure progress after Nigeria  was drawn against Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia in the penultimate round of the qualifying race for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar. At a simple but colourful ceremony inside Read More

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Breaking: From Chelsea, Victor Moses completes Inter move

January 23, 2020 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles player Victor Moses has completed his loan move with an option to buy for €12m from Chelsea. The Nigeria international had signed his contract two days ago, after passing his medical in Milan, but the paperwork needed from his last club Fenerbahce hadn’t come through. Since January 2019, the 29-year-old had been loaned out to the Istanbul Read More

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics:Home based athletes to camp in Europe, Kenya

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development has disclosed that home based athletes who will represent Nigeria in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be sent abroad to prepare for the world tournament. He made this disclosure while speaking with the press on preparations for the Olympics.  The minister said that the foreign based athletes will benefit from the advanced sporting Read More

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Breaking: Iheanacho strikes as Leicester beat West Ham, pile more pressure on Pelegrini; Tottenham survive Norwich scare

December 28, 2019 Editor 0

Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho got on the scoring sheet for Leicester City as they beat West Ham in one of the English Premier League games decided Saturday night. Leicester had lost their previous two matches before returning to winning ways this weekend. The latest goal is the third from Iheanacho who has endured deep form in recent times. Similarly, Read More

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Red-hot Leke James nets brace, wins Norwegian league title with Molde

November 11, 2019 Editor 0

Nigerian striker Leke James currently in blistering form netted brace that led his club Molde Fk to win Norwegian league title with two games to spare. With the latest development, Leke grabbed his first-ever league title in Europe after his club trounced Stromsgodset 4-0 in a Norwegian league game. Molde are now champions with 62 points in 28 games, an Read More

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CHAN 2020: Super Eagles miss out, Togo qualify

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Despite giving it a good and praiseworthy fight, the Super Eagles B were undone by heavy deficit from the first leg and failed to qualify for next year’s African Nations Championship finals after a 3-4 aggregate loss to Togo’s Sparrow Hawks. Togo won the first leg 4-1 in Lome last month and were confident of picking their first –ever ticket Read More