CHAN Finals: Nigeria to play Morocco after defeating Sudan Good news for Nigeria as home-based Super Eagles qualified for the final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Wednesday in Morocco. The Eagles beat Sudan in the semi-final round of the competition courtesy of Gabriel Okechukwu’s winning goal in the 16th minute. Nigeria will play Morocco in Sunday’s final after...... read more
Russia 2018: Players can bring their wives, girlfriends to World cup - Super Eagles Coach The Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has given his permission to the squad to bring their wives and girlfriends to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The German-born coach made this known at a press conference organised by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to unveil partners and friendly...... read more
Ballon d'Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo wins ahead of Lionel Messi   Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time - and the second year in a row. Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015. Messi's...... read more
Man Utd block Man City film crew – reports Manchester United have refused Manchester City’s request to bring their own camera crew into the away dressing room at Old Trafford for Sunday’s blockbuster Premier League clash, reports said Thursday. The move could add spice to a match that Jose Mourinho’s United dare not lose if they are to retain any...... read more
Enyimba Stadium To be Ready Soon - Ikpeazu The long wait by supporters of Enyimba International Football Club of Aba to watch the premier League side play at home will soon be over, according to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State.Governor Ikpeazu gave the assurance while inspecting reconstruction work at the stadium located at the heart of Aba, Enyimba...... read more
Lionel Messi's statue vandalized in Argentina On Monday, the famous bronze statue of Argentine Football star Lionel Messi was chopped off just above the ankles, with the main “body” left lying on the pavement.   It is the second time the statue, which was unveiled in June 2016, in Buenos Aires has been targeted by vandals and Police...... read more
Lionel Messi's statue vandalized in Argentina On Monday, the famous bronze statue of Argentine Football star Lionel Messi was chopped off just above the ankles, with the main “body” left lying on the pavement.   It is the second time the statue, which was unveiled in June 2016, in Buenos Aires has been targeted by vandals and Police...... read more
Why Rohr deserves new deal – NFF The Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has said  the federation  decided to give Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr a new contract to  avoid  distractions  as the  Super Eagles prepare for  the  World Cup. The NFF boss announced at an event in Lagos on Monday that the federation had given Rohr a...... read more
Barcelona icon Lionel Messi wins his 4th European Golden Shoe award   Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi received the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday, after becoming the highest goalscorer across all of Europe's major leagues last season. The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize after netting 37 times for Barcelona, drawing him level with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo....... read more
International friendlies; NFF halt talks with European and South American football federations The Nigeria Football Federation has halted talks with the European and South American football associations seeking to play warm-up matches with the Super Eagles to prepare their teams ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia. World Cup-bound England, Serbia and Peru are among the Russia 2018 teams reportedly interested in...... read more
Sports: Abia govt partners Chioma Ajunwa Foundation to groom Athletes   Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state on Monday, says the state will partner with Chioma Ajunwa Foundation to promote sports in the state. The Governor gave this assurance yesterday when the officials of the Foundation paid him a courtesy visit at the Governor's Lodge, Umuahia. Accordinga statement released by ikpeazu’s...... read more
Chelsea lose by Three goals to Roma Chelsea became the first English team to lose a Champions League game this season as they were well beaten by a clinical Roma. The Blues would have progressed with a victory, but trailed within 39 seconds when Edin Dzeko flicked Aleksandar Kolarov's cross down to Stephan El Shaarawy, who smashed home...... read more
Arsenal to review Wenger’s contract Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Arsenal board will review his position as manager at the end of the season. The Frenchman signed a two-year extension in the summer to extend his 21-year reign at the club. But, speaking on Thursday at the club's annual general meeting, he suggested that talks would take...... read more
Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world's best player Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday. The four-time Ballon d‘Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus...... read more
Man City beat Burnley, Man Utd lose at Huddersfield, Chelsea rally Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as second-placed Manchester United's unbeaten run surprisingly ended at Huddersfield Town. City's quality eventually shone through in a 3-0 home win against Burnley as Sergio Aguero equalled the club's all-time scoring record. The Argentine tucked in a first-half penalty to...... read more
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