2022 Globe Soccer Awards: Victor Osimhen named ’emerging player of the year’

November 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has been awarded the ’emerging player of the year’ at the 2022 Globe Soccer Awards. The 23-year-old Napoli striker was announced as the winner of the prestigious award at the gala which was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday night November 17.  “Congratulations to Victor Osimhen on winning the 2022 #GlobeSoccer Award for POWER HORSE EMERGING Read More

Super Eagles succumb to Portugal’s heavy defeat

November 18, 2022 Editor 0

Two well-taken goals in each half, propelled Portugal to a 4-0 defeat of the Super Eagles on Thursday in the first-ever senior international clash between both nations, with the Eagles failing to measure up to the 2016 European champions in Lisbon. Diogo Dalot and Joao Felix ran rings round the Eagles’ defence and set up Bruno Fernandes for the first goal Read More

Ronaldo, 25 others for Super Eagles, World Cup

November 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been selected among a 26-man Portugal squad to prosecute Nigeria’s Super Eagles international friendly game and 2022 World Cup. While the friendly clash will happen on November 17, the quadrenial mundial will kick-off three days after in Qatar. Among the players who have been called up and will be looking to supply Ronaldo in Read More

Peseiro dumps Iheanacho, Awoniyi, names Osimhen, others for Portugal

November 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Head Coach Jose Peseiro has named Captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi in a 23-man squad to face World Cup-bound Portugal in a friendly encounter in Lisbon on Thursday next week. There are also spaces for defenders Calvin Bassey and Kevin Akpoguma, midfielders Ayodele-Aribo and Alex Iwobi, and forwards Moses Simon, Ademola Lookman and Victor Osimhen. Read More

Navas, Campbell, others to face Super Eagles B squad, World Cup opponents

November 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Costa Rica have now released a 26-man squad those who play in the nation and continent-based league to face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in an international friendly clash between both teams. Experienced goalkeeper Kaylor Navas is included in the team along with former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, as well as defender Oscar Duarte. Others are Esteban Alvarado, Patrick Sequeira (Goalkeepers). The Read More

Coach Salisu names Super Eagles B for Costa Rica friendly

November 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has picked goalkeeper Kayode Bankole, utility player Dominion Ohaka and midfielder Afeez Nosiru as part of an 18-man squad to feature for Nigeria against the A team of Costa Rica in an international friendly in San Jose next week. The Super Eagles will confront the Senior National Team of Costa Rica in a prestigious international friendly Read More

Ahmed Musa builds, names int’l school after parents

October 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has built an international school in honour of his parents, Musa and Sarah. The winger shared the latest developments via his social media handle on Sunday located in Bakuru, Jos south local government area of Plateau State. Musa, who has a long history of kindness, announced the commencement of the school project in January Read More

Again, Wilfred Ndidi suffers fresh injury layoff

October 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been confirmed injured and will be out for a few weeks according to Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers. Ndidi has suffered series of injury setbacks since his return from a lengthy layoff in the off season. However, it seems he’s set for another spell on the sidelines.The 25 year-old Nigerian star will miss Leicester Read More

Breaking: At 35, Mikel Obi announces retirement from football

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from football. He is 35 years old. The Nigerian who disclosed this via his Instagram page wrote, “There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today. “I look back at the past 20 years of my Read More

Another Super Eagles star bags UK degree

September 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Super Eagles forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, has bagged a degree in Business Management from Buckinghamshire New University, Wycombe, United Kingdom. An Europe-based Nigerian sports journalist, Ojora Babatunde, took to Twitter to celebrate the Nottingham Forest player. The 25-year-old bagged the degree a few days after his compatriot and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, also got done with business and management diploma. Read More

Breaking: Another football club ‘sacks’ Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa

September 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, now has his contract with Turkish Super League side, Fatih Karagumruk terminated. The club announced that both parties have parted ways on Friday and wished their former forward well. “We have parted ways by mutual agreement with professional football player Ahmed Musa, who was included in our 2021/2022 season,” the club announced on its Twitter Read More

Valencia, Sociedad join race for Super Eagles star

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Valencia and Real Sociedad are the latest clubs who now want to sign Sadiq Umar after the interest of another La Liga outfit Villarreal has been made known. According to international transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Villarreal have to step up their chase for UD Almeria striker Sadiq because Valencia and Real Sociedad are also lurking. Villarreal coach Unai Emery has Read More

Breaking: New Super Eagles coach storms Ilorin, to watch NPFL game

June 18, 2022 Editor 0

New Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, on Saturday arrived Ilorin, capital of Kwara state to watch one of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches between Kwara United and Sunshine stars of Akure on Sunday. Peseiro few days ago led Super Eagles to Morocco where they thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 10-0 in the day two of African Cup of Nations Read More

#Live: Osimhen leads Super Eagles attack vs Sao Tome and Principe as Peseiro eyes another AFCON 2023 qualifier victory *See full lineup

June 13, 2022 Editor 0

Prolific Napoli striker Victor Osimhen will on Monday lead the charge when Super Eagles confront little known Sao Tome and Principe at Agadir Morocco. Nigeria will facing the other African national team for the first time. The match is scheduled for 2pm Nigerian time. Details of the Super Eagles lineup released by coach Jose Peseiro is contained in the featured Read More

Breaking: William Troost-Ekong ruled out of Super Eagles vs Sao Tome & Principe AFCON 2023 qualifier

June 10, 2022 Editor 0

Watford FC player William Troost-Ekong has been ruled out of Sao Tome & Principe African Cup of Nations qualifier versus Super Eagles clash due to groin injury. Troost-Ekong was injured while featuring for Super Eagles against Sierra Leone in Abuja. Blueprint has now gathered that the Super Eagles Vice Captain has left camp to London to start treatment in preparation Read More

Pictures: Minister Dare receives, tables crucial demands for new Super Eagles handler Peseiro

June 8, 2022 Editor 0

Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has charged the newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, to lead the rebuilding of a new, strong and formidable senior national team for Nigeria The Portuguese gaffer was officially received by the Minister at his office located inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, Wednesday. The minister assured the Read More

AFCON qualifier: Peseiro axes NPFL stars, invites Osimhen, Umar, Lookman others ahead Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe clash

June 4, 2022 Editor 0

Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has called up captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and 25 other players to the camp of the Super Eagles for this month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Portuguese tactician has also invited goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Adewale Adeyinka, defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Read More