[Breaking] Aftermath of 2022 World Cup playoff: FIFA slams heavy fine on Nigeria, bars fans from matches over stadium encroachment

May 2, 2022 Editor 0

With few weeks to the kickoff of 2023 AFCON qualifier, World Football Governing body, FIFA, on Monday, slammed sanctions on Nigeria over fans’ misconduct shortly a world cup playoff game between Nigeria’s Super and the black stars of Ghana in Abuja on May 29, 2022. The FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee fined Nigeria CHF150,000 (N63.9million) following violence that occurred at the Moshood Read More

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, returns 5 years after

April 18, 2022 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has eventually returned to training with English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers after five years. Reacting, former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh, described former Nigeria international goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme as a “lovely human being”. Speaking via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Oliseh wrote: “Same here Mimi. Such a lovely human being.” Ikeme was Read More

International Friendly: Super Eagles to play Ecuador in New Jersey

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol on Friday announced that the ‘A’ National Teams of both countries will play a friendly match in New Jersey, United States of America on Thursday, 2nd June 2022. Both teams will clash at the 25,000 –capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey – home to Major League Soccer’s New Read More

Ex-PSG, Barcelona coaches in pole position to clinch vacant Super Eagles’ coaching job

April 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lined up four foreign coaches to vie for the position of Super Eagles coaching role. The coaches include former Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, former PSG and France coach, Laurent Blanc, former PSV Eindhoven manager, Phillip Cocu and former Venezuela coach, Jose Peseiro, who was earlier tipped to take over the Super Eagles after the Read More

World Cup playoffs fallout: Chris Giwa appeals for calm

April 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

As football fans continue to react to Super Eagles surprised failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Ambassador Chris Giwa has urged Nigerians to stay calm in the face of the current dissappoinment. The Nigerian team Tuesday March 29, 2022 in Abuja failed to be among the five African Countries that will fly the continent’s flag at Read More

[Breaking] Resignation call: Amaju Pinnick adamant, convenes NFF executive committee meeting

April 5, 2022 Editor 0

Repeated calls by football-loving Nigerians for Amaju Pinnick to resign as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seem to have fallen on deaf ears. This is as Pinnick convened and presided over NFF executive committee meeting one week after the surprise ouster of Nigeria’s Super Eagles from the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Qatar. Shortly after the disastrous non-qualification Read More

Exposed! How security laxity, inexperience fuelled fans’ invasion, vandalism of Abuja stadium

April 1, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Days after Nigeria’s Super Eagles failed to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Qatar, indications have emerged that lack of stadium security experience and mere laxity by operatives led to fans’ encroachment of the Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja. The security operatives were mainly drawn from the Police, DSS, Army, NSCDC and Nigeria Immigration Service. Blueprint reports that Read More

Minister Dare regrets Super Eagles’ failure to pick 2022 World Cup ticket, condemns vandalism on Abuja stadium

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has reacted to the failure of Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The Minister also condemned in totally acts of vandalism on the facilities inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja after the Super Eagles versus Ghana encounter. He said: “We drew 0-0 in Kumasi and drew 1-1 here Read More

Aftermath of World Cup playoff: FG inaugurates committee to investigate vandalism on Abuja stadium, vows punitive measures (PICTURES)

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The federal government on Thursday inaugurated an investigative committee to unravel the circumstances leading to the vandalisation of the Moshood Abiola Stadium and recommend measures to forestall recurrence. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, while inaugurating the committee led by DIG Sanni Mohammed (Retd) noted that while the failure of Nigeria to qualify for the Qatar 2022 Read More

Breaking: NFF sacks Super Eagles’ technical crew, confirms Eguavoen’s resignation

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

Following the failure of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the erstwhile Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen, has stepped down from that position with immediate effect, a press statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed. The statement has thus confirmed Blueprint story earlier on Thursday. Accordding to the statement quoting the NFF Read More

Breaking: Austin Eguavoen resigns as Super Eagles technical adviser

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles interim technical adviser Austin Eguavoen has resigned, Blueprint reports. According to an insider source within the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Eguavoen decided to throw in the towel after the Nigerian senior men team failed to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Qatar between November and December, 2022. The source said Eguavoen has handed over his Read More

Pictures: NYC President, Akinlosotu, bags new appointment, assures more support for Nigerian football

March 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Blessing Akinlosotu, has assured his organisation was resolute in its support to football activities in the country. Akinlosotu made this known while reacting to his official confirmation as the Director of Youth Mobilisation, Super Eagles Supporters Club which was preceded by a presentation of a meritorious award on him for the immense role he had Read More

#LIVE: Iheanacho, Simon out as Eguavoen names Super Eagles starting lineup vs Ghana in World Cup playoff

March 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Super Eagles interim technical adviser Austin Eguavoen has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Innocent Bonke and Moses Simon from the starting lineup in the crucial World Cup playoffs vs Black stars of Ghana. The return leg match is scheduled for Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja. Nigeria starting XI vs Ghana: Francis Uzoho, Ola Aina, Troost Ekong, Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, Frank Onyeka, Read More

[Happening now] Super Eagles vs Black stars: Journalists, fans, others stranded on highway as security operatives block Moshood Abiola stadium gates

March 29, 2022 Editor 0

Thousands of people including Sports Journalists, fans trying to gain entrance into the Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, venue of Nigeria’s Super Eagles versus black stars of Ghana World Cup playoffs are stranded for hours. Some of them who spoke to Blueprint on Tuesday, said the security operatives comprising mainly DSS, Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Read More

[VIDEO] World Cup playoffs: Watch as Super Eagles resume training, plot Ghana’s Black stars downfall in Abuja

March 26, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday evening resumed inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, same day they returned from Kumasi, venue of first leg 2022 World Cup playoffs against the black stars of Ghana. Both sides played a goalless draw at Baba Yara stadium. They will also trade tackles in the second leg encounter in Abuja on Tuesday. The match kicks Read More

Super Eagles return to Abuja, hours after goalless World Cup playoff vs Ghana

March 26, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles delegation to Kumasi, venue of first leg 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs have returned to Abuja, Saturday morning, hours after Nigeria and Ghana match ended in a draw late Friday night. There was a lot of running and cheer-drawing nutmegs, but goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Joseph Wollacott shared only few saves between them in the opening leg Read More

[Breaking] 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs: Ghana 0-0 Super Eagles

March 25, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles a while ago on Friday played a goalless draw with the black stars of Ghana at the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs decided at Baba Yara stadium Kumasi. The second leg will be played at the Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja on Tuesday.

#LIVE: Eguavoen unveils ‘killer squad’ as Super Eagles confront Ghana in Kumasi *See full list, exact kickoff time

March 25, 2022 Editor 0

Super Eagles interim technical adviser, Austin Eguavoen, has revealed players that will face the Black stars of Ghana during the first leg World Cup playoffs in Kumasi. The list obtained by Blueprint on Friday showed that the Nigerian coach named debutant Innocent Bonke in the starting lineup. The starting lineup include Francis Uzoho, Ola Aina, Zaidu Sanusi, Innocent Bonke, Leon Read More