Super Eagles star part ways with Saudi club, set for European return

October 26, 2020 Goal 0

Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr have officially confirmed Ahmed Musa’s departure from the club. Musa, 28, who is now a free agent is reported to have parted ways with the club mutually as he hopes to continue with his professional career in Europe. In a post on social media, the Najd’s Knight established the jet-heeled forward’s exit while wishing Read More

Super Eagles, Chelsea stars join #EndSARS protest ahead Algeria clash

October 9, 2020 Goal 0

Nigerian players Leon Balogun, John Ogu, former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Chelsea loanee Malang Sarr have joined youths in the West African country in calling for an end to police brutality. Nigerian youths took to the streets in large numbers on Friday to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Unlike other security outfits, SARS officials Read More

Breaking: Osimhen out of Super Eagles vs Algeria, Tunisia clash… Onuachu invited as replacement

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has been excused from the friendly clash between Nigeria’s Super Eagls and Algeria. In his place, Paul Onuachu who plays for Belgian club Genk has been invited. Confirming via its twitter handle, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a while ago on Sunday wrote, “@victorosimhen9 has been excused from @NGSuperEagles’ games against Algeria and Tunisia. His replacement is Read More

Breaking: Rohr unveils 23-man Super Eagles list ahead Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies… See full list

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby. In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr Read More

Fresh beginning as FIFA rankings return, Super Eagles current position exposed

September 17, 2020 Goal 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed to the 29th position in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles garnered 1493 points, same as the points acquired in the last edition released in March which ranked the West Africans 31st.   Nigeria are third in Africa behind 2019 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up, Senegal, who have 1555 Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles midfielder Ndidi dazzles as Leicester blow West Brom in Premier League return

September 13, 2020 BBC 0

Jamie Vardy scored a second-half penalty double as Leicester condemned West Brom to a disappointing return to the Premier League. After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side’s rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in the first half, new signing Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock when he nodded home a far-post cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet Read More

Shorunmu reveals real cause of ex-Super Eagles defender’s death

September 6, 2020 NAN 0

Erstwhile Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu, Saturday, said late former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, died because medical attention was late in coming his way. Mr Shorunmu told reporters in Ibadan that Mr Babalade died at the University College Hospital (UCH) gate in Ibadan on Friday after he was denied treatment by a private hospital. He did not name the facility. The Read More

Breaking: Former Super Eagles defender is dead

September 4, 2020 Editor 0

A former Super Eagles defenader Ajibade Babalade on Friday died in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after suffering cardiac arrest. Babalade, 48, died on the way to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Late Ajibade was a member of the Eagles team that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal. Details loading…

NFF to unveil Eagles new jerseys in October

September 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

After receiving worldwide accolades as the best design jerseys for the FIFA World Cup in Russia , the Nigeria Football Federation and its brand kit-sponsor NIKE have finalized plans to launch another new set of jerseys in October for all its national teams. The Super Eagles would launch the new jerseys during the FIFA window for international friendlies next month Read More

Revealed! When Super Eagles ‘ll finally return to action

September 2, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will resume action on October 9, 2020 after Coronavirus pandemic locked down activities across the world. This was confirmed on the Twitter handle of the country’s senior national team on Wednesday evening. In October, Super Eagles to play two international friendlies against Ivory coast and Tunisia. While they face ivory coast on October 9, the Nigerian team Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles star Osimhen debuts for Napoli, nets hat-trick in 8 minutes

August 28, 2020 Editor 0

Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick in the first eight minutes of Napoli’s 11-0 friendly win over L’Aquila, with Lorenzo Insigne’s treble, Dries Mertens and Chucky Lozano braces too. The Partenopei officially began their pre-season preparations with a mini-tournament against local teams Castel di Sangro and L’Aquila. Coach Gennaro Gattuso used a 4-3-3 formation for the opener, a 10-0 victory over Read More

Kalu: I can’t wait to star for Super Eagles, Barcelona

August 23, 2020 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A young American/Nigerian footballer Neville Nnamdi Kalu who just turned 21 is now ready to take the world by storm. Nnamdi Kalu whose surname name and build-up are synonymous with former Nigerian international Uche Kalu, is dreaming of representing Nigeria at the highest level just like his brother Uche who also hails from Abia. The ‘new’ Kalu who recently spoke Read More

Nigeria players’ union to immortalise Okwaraji

August 13, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballer ( NANPF), has revealed plans to immortalise late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died 31 years ago, August 12, 1989, while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying game against Angola in Lagos. Plans to keep the memories of the mercurial midfielder evergreen in the minds of soccer loving Nigerians Read More

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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

Okpala charges Rohr on home based players

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr has been urged to look inward and more opportunity to home based players to feature for the national team. Former international Godwin Okpala disclosed that the only way Rohr can  justify his recent contract extension with the NFF is by giving players in the league the needed exposure to excel. The Franco- German tactician, recently Read More