Olympics: NRA hails World Cup bound Madu

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, congratulates FIFA woman referee, Ndidiamaka Patience Madu on the invitation extended to her by the world football governing body to be part of the match officials for the forthcoming Olympics Games, Tokyo 2021. Amaka, a member of the of the Enugu State council of the NRA will be among the few African referees from the Read More

Breaking: Chelsea outclass Porto, near Champions League semis

April 7, 2021 BBC 0

Chelsea bounced back from a testing few days to earn a commanding first-leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League. Mason Mount’s clever turn and finish in the first half helped bring some welcome relief to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel after his side’s heavy defeat to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Read More

Breaking: Bale reveals next move after Tottenham deal

March 23, 2021 Dailymail 0

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale has revealed he plans to return to Real Madrid next season after the end of his loan spell this summer.  Wales captain Bale has spent the season on loan at Tottenham but he has a year left on his Real contract of £31m-a-year, which expires at the end of the 2021-22 season. But speaking at a press conference ahead of Wales’ opening World Read More

Breaking: Xabi Alonso set to strike first major coaching role

March 22, 2021 Mirror 0

Xabi Alonso is the shock choice to replace Marco Rose as manager of Borussia Monchengladbach. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid star is returning to Germany, where he had a stint with Bayern Munich before ending his playing career, to take charge of Gladbach this summer. The German side are losing highly-rated boss Rose to rivals Borussia Dortmund, after BVB activated a release clause Read More

Breaking: NPFL goalkeeper, Osimhen, Aina, Ndidi, 19 other make Super Eagles’ list ahead AFCON qualifier games

March 9, 2021 Editor 0

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has included Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Victor Osimhen in a 24-man list for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battles with Benin Republic and Lesotho. Nigeria, top of the Group E log with eight points (one ahead of Benin Republic and five more Read More

Fifa Club World Cup: Bayern Munich are new Champions

February 12, 2021 BBC 0

Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal as Bayern Munich beat Tigres to win the Fifa Club World Cup final in Qatar, their sixth trophy in nine months. Bayern have won the Uefa Super Cup, German Super Cup and are now world champions, to complete a clean sweep of trophies after last season’s Treble. Pavard’s goal was initially ruled out for Read More

Sergio Ramos dumps PSG idea, eye Manchester United move

January 31, 2021 Editor 0

Manchester United could sign Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos at the end of the season, reports say. The Spain international’s time at the Bernabeu appears to be winding down, with the 34-year-old out of contract come the summer. And while Paris Saint-Germain have been linked, he appears to prefer a blockbuster move to the Premier League instead. Manchester United wanted Read More

D’Tigers, D’Tigresses get Tokyo Olympics opponent Feb 2

January 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria men and women’s Basketball teams D’Tigers and D’Tigress will know their opponents in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday February 2, 2021. FIBA announced that due to the current health pandemic, the draws which will take place at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland will be behind closed doors and will be streamed across Read More

Breaking: Real cause of Diego Maradona’s death exposed

November 25, 2020 Dailymail 0

Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack less than a month after turning 60, Dailymail reports. The Argentinian football legend died at home, his lawyer said, just three weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw Read More

Breaking: Game over for Ahmad! FIFA slams CAF President with 5-year ban

November 23, 2020 AP 0

African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad has been a five-year ban by FIFA on Monday for financial misconduct. The ban was announced during the Madagascan official’s campaign to be re-elected for four more years as the head of African soccer, Associated Press reports. His position also makes him a FIFA vice president. The FIFA ethics committee found “Ahmad had breached Read More

Afrobasket qualifiers: Brown releases 20-man provisional list

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

D’Tigers Coach new coach Mike Brown has released a 20 man provisional list for the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers slated for Kigali, Rwanda between 27th and 29th, November. Brown who will officially start his voyage with Nigeria submitted a list featuring seven players who featured at the 2019 FIBA World Cup where Nigeria qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo. Captain Ike Read More

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

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

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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Spain’s top scorer Villa to retire

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Spain’s all-time top goalscorer David Villa will retire next month, at the end of Japan’s J-League season. The former Barcelona striker will end a 19-year career, in which he won the 2010 World Cup and 2008 European Championship with his country. The 37-year-old, who also won two La Liga titles and the Champions League with Barca, said he had been Read More

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U-20 Women’s W/Cup: Asaba best venue for World Cup – Okowa

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Delta state  governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has assured the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) that Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, will provide best venue to  host U-20 Women’s  World Cup in 2020. Okowa gave the assurance on Wednesday in Asaba when FIFA team on inspection of facilities in the stadium visited him, and said that his administration was determined to put Read More

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USA defeat Netherlands, win Women’s World Cup

July 7, 2019 Editor 0

Megan Rapinoe struck a 61st-minute penalty before Rose Lavelle netted a fine solo goal as the United States beat Netherlands 2-0 to become Women’s World Cup winners for the fourth time. Reign FC forward Rapinoe plundered her sixth goal of the tournament to ensure Jill Ellis’ side successfully defended their title at the expense of a Netherlands team that fought Read More

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Netherlands land in first ever FIFA women World Cup

June 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Netherlands reached the semi-finals of the women’s World Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday after beating Italy 2-0 in Valenciennes. The Dutch will travel to Lyon to face either Germany or Sweden, who play later in Rennes, in the last four thanks to fine headers from Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Graght in the Read More

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Virus hits England Women World Cup squad ahead quarterfinal clash

June 26, 2019 Editor 0

England are facing a Women’s World Cup crisis after a virus swept through their squad ahead of the quarter-final clash with Norway. Phil Neville fears being without both his centre-backs for the crunch last-eight tie in Le Harve – the biggest test of the Lionesses in the tournament so far. Centre-back Mille Bright is rated as a major doubt to Read More