12
Jul2017

HERDSMEN CONVERT ABUJA STADIUM INTO GRAZING FIELD

HERDSMEN CONVERT ABUJA STADIUM INTO GRAZING FIELD

Fulani herdsmen have converted the National Stadium, Abuja, into a fertile land for cattle pasture as weeds overtake the package B section of the $360m facility. Correspondent, who visited the stadium on Tuesday, saw tall grasses in almost every part of the complex. Fresh and dried cow dung could be...

10
Jul2017

REMO STARS DOWN WITH FOOD POISONING

REMO STARS DOWN WITH FOOD POISONING

About 16 players of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Remo Stars, are currently being treated for health issues said to have been caused by food poisoning. A statement from the Sagamu-based club indicates that 13 first-team players, including their leading scorer, Victor Mbaoma, Ekene Awazie and Salefu Ochowechi are very...

16
Jun2017

NIKE TO SLASH 1,400 JOBS, CUT SNEAKER STYLES IN SHAKEUP

NIKE TO SLASH 1,400 JOBS, CUT SNEAKER STYLES IN SHAKEUP

The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to focus on the hottest-selling sneakers, slash the number of styles it offers and sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring in which it also will cut about 1,400 jobs. Nike said the moves will help it...

15
Jun2017

COACH SACKED FOR LEADING TEAM TO BEAT OPPONENT 25-0

COACH SACKED FOR LEADING TEAM TO BEAT OPPONENT 25-0

The coach of a Spanish youth team has been sacked after a 25-0 win, after the club’s management decided the margin of victory went against the spirit of the game. After defeating fellow Valencia side Benicalap C on June 3, Serranos B’s under-11 manager was removed from his position. “We...

13
Jun2017

3SC MGT READS RIOT ACT TO TECHNICAL CREW

3SC MGT READS RIOT ACT TO TECHNICAL CREW

The management of the 3sc Sports Club, Shooting Stars, on Monday, gave an ultimatum to the technical crew of the football team to immediately find a way out of the relegation zone in the ongoing Nigerian Professional League or be ready to face sack. Executive Chairman of the Club, Mr....

02
Jun2017

SUPER EAGLES SMASH TOGO IN FRIENDLY

SUPER EAGLES SMASH TOGO IN FRIENDLY

Nigeria cruised past Togo 3-0 in an international friendly played at the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, Paris yesterday. Ahmed Musa struck twice in 15 minutes to put Nigeria ahead. Kelechi Iheanacho slotted in the third goal at close range after an Etebo pass. Musa who plays for...

12
May2017

FIFA ELECTS NIGERIAN JUDGE INTO ITS ETHICS COMMITTEE

FIFA ELECTS NIGERIAN JUDGE INTO ITS ETHICS COMMITTEE

Immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayotunde Phillips has been elected as a member of FIFA Ethics Committee. Justice Phillips’ election was ratified on Thursday at the 67th FIFA Congress in Manama, Bahrain. The 68-year-old who studied law at the University of Lagos is presently Chairperson of Lagos...

10
May2017

HERE IS SUPER EAGLES SQUAD FOR FRANCE AND CORSICA FRIENDLIES

HERE IS SUPER EAGLES SQUAD FOR FRANCE AND CORSICA FRIENDLIES

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has announced his 25-man squad for the upcoming international friendly games against France and Corsica later this month. Super Eagles are scheduled to camp in France ahead of their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against South Africa on the 10th of June...

05
May2017

FIFA RANKINGS: SUPER EAGLES RETAIN SPOT

FIFA RANKINGS: SUPER EAGLES RETAIN SPOT

Super Eagles of Nigeria are still occupying the 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body. Ranked 5th in Africa in the April edition of the monthly rankings, the Super Eagles are also maintaining same spot in the just released May rankings....

05
May2017

5 MEMORABLE ARSENAL V MANCHESTER UNITED CLASHES

5 MEMORABLE ARSENAL V MANCHESTER UNITED CLASHES

Arsenal host Manchester United on Sunday in a clash crucial to both clubs as they try to finish the season in the top four of the Premier League. We look at five standout matches between the clubs. October 1990 - Division One MANCHESTER UNITED 0 ARSENAL 1 The animosity between...

21
Apr2017

OVER 30 MANCHESTER UNITED FANS ELECTROCUTED IN CALABAR

OVER 30 MANCHESTER UNITED FANS ELECTROCUTED IN CALABAR

Over 30 people, believed to be fans of Manchester United Football Club, are feared dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on them, reports Channels TV. The football fans are said to have...

20
Apr2017

TENNIS SUPERSTAR SERENA WILLIAMS CONFIRMS PREGNANCY

TENNIS SUPERSTAR SERENA WILLIAMS CONFIRMS PREGNANCY

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and expecting to deliver her first baby this fall, her spokeswoman said on Wednesday, capping a day of intense speculation set off by a short-lived selfie posting on social media. Williams, who has not played since her Australian Open win in January, citing a...

19
Apr2017

NIGERIA - SOUTH AFRICA CLASH SET TO BE HOSTED AT GOODSWILL AKPABIO STADIUM - NFF

NIGERIA - SOUTH AFRICA CLASH SET TO BE HOSTED AT GOODSWILL AKPABIO STADIUM - NFF

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) are satisfied with the current state of the playing turf of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. The pitch was recently inspected by NFF's chairman of technical and development committee Barrister Chris Green ahead the Super Eagles' clash with South Africa. Nigeria are scheduled to host...

18
Apr2017

ODION IGHALO SIDELINED FOR 4 WEEKS

ODION IGHALO SIDELINED FOR 4 WEEKS

Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo is set to spend a month on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in Chinese Super League action over the weekend. The Super Eagles player left the pitch in the 73rd minute of Changchun Yatai's 3-2 loss to Shanghai Shenhua on Saturday. Ighalo was immediately...

18
Apr2017

ARSENAL KEEP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HOPES ALIVE WITH BORO WIN

ARSENAL KEEP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HOPES ALIVE WITH BORO WIN

Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation. A superb Alexis Sanchez free kick put the Gunners ahead three minutes before the break but Spanish...

17
Apr2017

I WANT ENYEAMA BUT HE HAS PROBLEMS WITH NFF, SAYS COACH ROHR

I WANT ENYEAMA BUT HE HAS PROBLEMS WITH NFF, SAYS COACH ROHR

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that Vincent Enyeama has problems with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). OSC Lille goalkeeper Enyeama quit the Super Eagles in 2015 after a row with former coach Sunday Oliseh. Rohr has since stated that the door is open for 34-year-old shot-stopper, who...

14
Apr2017

RANGERS PLAYERS BOYCOTT TRIP TO ZAMBIA

RANGERS PLAYERS BOYCOTT TRIP TO ZAMBIA

Players of Rangers International yesterday refused to board an Ethiopian airline flight to Zambia, where they are scheduled to play the second leg of the Confederation Cup. The players were protesting non-payment of their travelling allowances. The incident happened at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu. Trouble started when...

08
Apr2017

VICTOR MOSES SET FOR CHELSEA RETURN

VICTOR MOSES SET FOR CHELSEA RETURN

Victor Moses is in line to return for Chelsea against Bournemouth on Saturday - a match that manager Antonio Conte believes will be a "great challenge" for the Premier League leaders. A calf injury kept Nigeria international Moses out of the shock 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last Saturday and...

08
Apr2017

NEW CAF PRESIDENT AHMAD CONSIDERING AFCON EVERY FOUR YEARS

NEW CAF PRESIDENT AHMAD CONSIDERING AFCON EVERY FOUR YEARS

Newly elected Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad has revealed that he asked experts to investigate a controversial contract signed by his predecessor Issa Hayatou. The contract sold off the continental football mother body's global television rights to a French company, Lagardere Sports for 12 years. Hayatou's administration...

07
Apr2017

NIGERIA STEP UP IN APRIL FIFA RANKING

NIGERIA STEP UP IN APRIL FIFA RANKING

Nigeria are now the 40th best football playing nation according to the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were ranked 41st in March ranking but this month, they moved a place up thanks to their 1-1 international friendly draw against Senegal in London. They are fifth in...

07
Apr2017

AHMED MUSA THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER WIFE BEATING REPORTS

AHMED MUSA THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER WIFE BEATING REPORTS

Ahmed Musa is considering the possibility of taking legal action after his agent, Tony Harris described information that he was arrested for beating up his wife Jamila as erroneous. The forward, who joined Leicester City for a club record fee was quizzed by Leicestershire police in the early hours of...

05
Apr2017

BASH ALI DOCKED FOR INSULTING MINISTER

BASH ALI DOCKED FOR INSULTING MINISTER

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted N100,000 bail to a boxer, Bashiru Ali (a.k.a.Bash Ali) docked for alleged criminal trespass.‎ ‎The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, ordered the defendant to provide one surety in like sum that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction. He adjourned the case till...

05
Apr2017

NIGERIAN VETERAN ODEMWINGIE JOINS MADURA UNITED

NIGERIAN VETERAN ODEMWINGIE JOINS MADURA UNITED

Former Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie has joined Indonesia Liga 1 side Madura United and he was unveiled on Monday. The 35-year-old forward became a free-agent after leaving English Championship side Rotherham United in January, 2017 following a short stint with the club. Odemwingie, who has turned out for Russian club...

04
Apr2017

WE MISSED VICTOR MOSES AGAINST CRYSTAL PALACE - CHELSEA MANAGER

WE MISSED VICTOR MOSES AGAINST CRYSTAL PALACE - CHELSEA MANAGER

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has explained that his side missed injured Nigerian star Victor Moses in their surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace this past weekend. The Super Eagles player has been a hit at right wingback for the Blues this season, helping them establish a strong lead at the...

02
Apr2017

CHELSEA SUFFERS SHOCK, LOSS AS SPURS CLOSE IN

CHELSEA SUFFERS SHOCK, LOSS AS SPURS CLOSE IN

New life was pumped into the Premier League title race on Saturday after leaders Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, enabling Tottenham Hotspur to cut the gap at the top to seven points after their 2-0 win at Burnley. Liverpool won a feisty Merseyside derby...

30
Mar2017

EX-EAGLES COACH, PAUL HAMILTON IS DEAD

EX-EAGLES COACH, PAUL HAMILTON IS DEAD

Former Super Eagles chief coach, Paul Hamilton, is dead. Hamilton, who also handled Super Falcons, had battled several ailments that led to amputation of his leg at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) earlier this year. He died at the military hospital on Thursday at the age of 75. The...

30
Mar2017

BRAZIL BECOME FIRST TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP

BRAZIL BECOME FIRST TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP

Brazil have become the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, maintaining their proud record as the tournament's only ever-present side with a little help from Lionel Messi's foul mouth and lightly-regarded Peru. The five-times champions beat Paraguay 3-0 on Tuesday for their eighth successive win in the...

29
Mar2017

MINUS MESSI, ARGENTINIA LOSES ANOTHER WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

MINUS MESSI, ARGENTINIA LOSES ANOTHER WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

Hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four World Cup qualifying matches, Argentina lost 2-0 to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz on Tuesday and heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018. Argentina dropped from third to fifth place, remaining on 22 points in...

28
Mar2017

FAN DIES AFTER FALLING OFF FOOTBALL STADIUM

FAN DIES AFTER FALLING OFF FOOTBALL STADIUM

A Brazilian football fan has died after falling 25 meters from the top of Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo onto a parking lot. The height is equivalent to an eight-story building. Bruno Pereira da Silva, aged 23, suffered head injuries and died upon arrival at a local hospital on Sunday....

27
Mar2017

PLATEAU UNITED REGAIN TOP SPOT: OTHER NPFL MATCH DAY 15 RESULTS

PLATEAU UNITED REGAIN TOP SPOT: OTHER NPFL MATCH DAY 15 RESULTS

Abia Warriors stretched their unbeaten run to five games after stepping up to humiliate Kano Pillars 3-0 on Sunday. The Ucendu Babes were in front eight minutes into the game thanks to an own goal by Joel Djondang. Substitute Sherif Bashir doubled the lead shortly after his introduction in the...

27
Mar2017

CAF SECRETARY GENERAL RESIGNS AFTER HAYATOU DEFEAT

CAF SECRETARY GENERAL RESIGNS AFTER HAYATOU DEFEAT

Confederation of African Football's secretary general Hicham El Amrani resigned on Sunday, just over a week after elections swept long-standing president Issa Hayatou from power. El Amrani, in a letter to African football associations, said he would be departing on Monday, but gave no reason for his decision. The 37-year-old...

25
Mar2017

NIGERIA FRIENDLY WITH BURKINA FASO CANCELLED

NIGERIA FRIENDLY WITH BURKINA FASO CANCELLED

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria was slated for Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria's friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) "seven players...

25
Mar2017

I CRIED DAY MY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S PARENTS REJECTED ME- PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED ATHLETE

I CRIED DAY MY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S PARENTS REJECTED ME- PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED ATHLETE

Paul Kehinde (MON) is a Commonwealth and Olympics record holder. Twice he broke the world record in the +65kg powerlifting event of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games; he was one of those special athletes that put smile on the faces of Nigerians at the last Games after able-bodied athletes had...

25
Mar2017

ROHR REACTS TO HIS PLAYERS' PERFORMANCE

ROHR REACTS TO HIS PLAYERS' PERFORMANCE

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has lauded the performance of his players after they secured a 1-1 draw against Senegal in a friendly encounter on Thursday. Kelechi Iheanacho’s equalizer from the spot helped the Super Eagles avoid defeat against the Terranga Lions and the German was full of praises for his...

23
Mar2017

NIGERIA, SENEGAL MEET IN HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH IN LONDON

NIGERIA, SENEGAL MEET IN HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH IN LONDON

West African heavyweights Nigeria and Senegal will meet in a friendly international at the Hive Stadium in London on Thursday night, kick-off at 10pm CAT. Both teams will be using the match as preparation for group phase qualifiers in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which get underway with matchday...

23
Mar2017

GERNOT ROHR ANGRY AT VICTOR MOSES WITHDRAWAL

GERNOT ROHR ANGRY AT VICTOR MOSES WITHDRAWAL

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has expressed his dissatisfaction with the withdrawal of Victor Moses from the Super Eagles’ squad. Nigeria are set to play international friendlies in the coming days, first against Senegal on Thursday, followed by a clash against Burkina Faso four days later. Both matches will be held...

22
Mar2017

ODEMWINGIE TO JOIN ESSIEN IN INDONESIA?

ODEMWINGIE TO JOIN ESSIEN IN INDONESIA?

Nigerian attacker Peter Odemwingie looks set to join Michael Essien in signing a contract with an Indonesian top flight club. Media reports in Nigeria claim that the former Super Eagles striker has signed a pre-contract with Madura United and will be unveiled later this week. The club’s manager, Haruna Soemitro,...

22
Mar2017

EAGLES HAVE FIRST TRAINING IN LONDON

EAGLES HAVE FIRST TRAINING IN LONDON

Nigeria senior national team had their first training ahead of upcoming international friendly games billed for the Hive Stadium. The Super Eagles did not participate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations, and are using the games with Senegal and Burkina Faso to test their preparedness for the 2018 World...

20
Mar2017

FIFA BANS GHANAIAN REFEREE FOR LIFE FOR MATCH MANIPULATION

FIFA BANS GHANAIAN REFEREE FOR LIFE FOR MATCH MANIPULATION

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation". The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November. He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays...

16
Mar2017

ISSA HAYATOU VOTED OUT AS AFRICAN SOCCER HEAD AFTER 29 YEARS

ISSA HAYATOU VOTED OUT AS AFRICAN SOCCER HEAD AFTER 29 YEARS

Issa Hayatou was voted out as president of the African soccer confederation on Thursday after 29 years in charge, losing to challenger Ahmad of Madagascar in a major shakeup for the sport on the continent. The 70-year-old Hayatou had ruled African soccer since 1988 and was FIFA's most senior vice...

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