Qatar 2022 Race: Togolese officials to take charge of Nigeria, Liberia clash

August 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

World football –governing body, FIFA has appointed Togolese official, Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe as the referee for next Friday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between Nigeria and Liberia scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The Day 1 clash between the Super Eagles and the Lone Stars will commence at 5pm Nigeria time, with Attiogbe to be assisted Read More

Breaking: PSG reject Real Madrid offer for Mbappe

August 25, 2021 AFP 0

Paris Saint-Germain turned down Real Madrid’s bid to price away Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday, with sporting director Leonardo saying the offer of around 160 million euros ($188 million) was “not enough” for a player they wanted “to keep”. “Our position has always been to keep Kylian, to renew his contract” which expires next June, said the Brazilian to some media Read More

Premier League: Chelsea’s Pulisic out of Arsenal clash, Kante, Ziyech

August 21, 2021 ESPN 0

Chelsea and United States men’s national team midfielder Christian Pulisic will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. Manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Friday that the 22-year-old has not trained with the side since Wednesday following his positive test and will isolate for at least 10 days under government guidelines. “Christian is unfortunately pretty easy to explain,” Tuchel told Read More

Breaking: Oparanozie back as Super Falcons storm Austria, begin preparation ahead Aisha Buhari tourney

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

A contingent of nine –time African champions Nigeria has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp as part of intense preparations for some upcoming challenges, most notably the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament. Already, initially branded outcast, Desire Oparanozie, has been recalled after he reportedly apologised to the officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over Read More

Breaking: England strike twice, throw Germany out of Euro 2020

June 29, 2021 Editor 0

England struck twice late on to end a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany amid scenes of huge tension and elation to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-finals at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side battled hard to earn the statement victory that has so often eluded England, and it was their talisman of this tournament, Raheem Sterling, who made Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s beach soccer head coach, Adamu, is dead

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

Head coach of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Audu Adamu, is dead. Coach Adamu died in Anyigba, Kogit state on Saturday, Blueprint reports. Adamu became the technical adviser of the Supersand Eagles in 2009, and inspired the country to one Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations triumph same year in Durban, South Africa. Coach ‘Ejor’ as fondly called by friends Read More

Over N13m up for grabs as 43rd CBN Nat’l tennis tourney serves off

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

The 43rd CBN National Senior Tennis Open Championship (men and women) has entered the records of being the best in the history of men and women Singles Championship in the country with the highest Singles prize money of One million naira each for the first positions in both categories. Disclosing this in Abuja during the Press briefing to usher in Read More

Breaking: Ezenwa returns as Rohr calls up 31 Super Eagles ahead Cameroon friendly… see full list

May 14, 2021 Editor 0

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has drawn up a provisional squad list of 31 players for Nigeria’s prestige international friendly game against five-time African champions Cameroon in Austria on Friday, June 4, 2021. Incidentally, home-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been handed a fresh call-up. A press statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) further revealed that the game will take place at Read More

Re: Re-setting button of Nigeria football administration

May 7, 2021 Sani Abdullahi 0

In a democracy, freedom of expression remains a cardinal pillar, especially when done with the best of intentions, to enhance public good and overriding national interest. In the exercise of this inalienable right, those who pontificate on issues of significance should be seen to be truly patriotic on the ideas they sell to fellow citizens. This is not the case Read More

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