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

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At Women World Cup, Norway women’s soccer got big stuff

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

Norway scored three goals during the first half to secure an easy win over their rivals Nigeria during their first game in Group A at the Women’s World Cup 2019 in Reims. The 1995 world champions registered their intentions early when Guro Reiten’s shot went past the net after deflecting off Onome Ebi in the 17th minute. Seventeen minutes later, Read More

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France 2019: Super Falcons Coach unveils World Cup squad

May 24, 2019 Editor 0

Power forward Desire Oparanozie and defender Onome Ebi top the list of 23 players who will dorn Nigeria’s colours at the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France, as Head Coach Thomas Dennerby released Nigeria’s final squad in Austria on Friday. Usual suspects Tochukwu Oluehi, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Ebere, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi, Halimatu Ayinde, Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade and Read More

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#Live: Flying Eagles flog Qatar in U-20 World Cup opener

May 24, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria got off to a flying start at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland on Friday as goals by Maxwell Effiom, Henry Offia and Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru condemned Qatar to a 4-0 defeat in Tychy. Home –based professional Maxwell Effiom got the seven –time African champions in front after only 12 minutes, and Sweden –based Henry Offia doubled Read More

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NBBF’s general assembly passes vote of confidence on Kida

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The General Assembly of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has passed a Vote of Confidence on Engr Ahmadu Musa Kida as President of NBBF following the laudable achievements recorded under his watch since taking over in 2017. The Annual General Assembly which had 28 out of 36 states of the Federation and the FCT in attendance unanimously passed a vote of Read More