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FA Cup: Manchester United knock out Chelsea

Paul Pogba again highlighted his importance to the Manchester United team on Monday night. The French midfielder scored a goal and also provided an assist to help the Red Devils beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to advance to the quarter-final of the FA Cup. Though it was the Blues that dominated the ball possession, […]

Nigerian Defender Joins Derby County

Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose, says he is delighted to have joined English Championship side Derby County. Ambrose ended his free agency by signing a short-term contract with the Rams which runs until the end of the season. The defender left Scottish club Hibernian in the January transfer window.The 30-year-old, who was […]

Can Rangers Overpower Wikki In Enugu?

Rangers FC in action during a league match. Rangers will be at home to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi after their continental campaign against CS Sfaxin of Tunisia on Wednesday.  In Tunisia, Rangers held CS Sfaxin to a 1-1 game in their CAF Confederation Cup, thus maintaining their impressive form for both domestic […]

Mahrez seals big win for City

The FA Cup in England is getting into its business end and quarter-finalists are beginning to emerge. Nigeria international, Leon Balogun, was absent as his team Brighton Hove Albion on Saturday progressed into the FA Cup quarter-finals, thanks to a 2-1 win over Derby County. This is the first time ever that Brighton are qualifying […]

10km Race Winners Get Car Gifts

The first male and female finishers in the 10-kilometre category at the 2019 Lagos City Marathon have been given their car gifts. Olufunmi Abdullateef emerged the first male finisher, while Hart Priscilla was the first female to complete the 10km race held on February 2. Both runners were presented with Kia Rio Saloon cars at […]

Nigeria Referees Association suspends 18 referees

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has suspended 18 referees from officiating matches in the ongoing 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. Although the reasons for the suspension were not made available, it was gathered that it was not unconnected with unprofessional conducts in the discharge of their duties. The NRA further reiterated its determination to […]

Four matches to watch this weekend

Nigeria vs South Africa @Stade Seyni Kountche @4:30 pm on February 16 The first match was all about Flying Eagles of Nigeria attacking and the Amajita of South Africa repelling wave after wave of attacks with the South African goalkeeper and captain, Khulekani Kubheka, being very resolute in his duties. Both teams have achieved their […]

Everton: We have not given up on Henry Onyekuru

Premier League side Everton are still keeping tabs on Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru with the hope of securing a work permit this summer for the player. According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton, remain hopeful that Onyekuru will be able to meet the work permit criteria based on playing in the Champions League and Europa League […]

Caster Semenya: I’m unquestionably a woman

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya on Thursday said she was “unquestionably a woman”, after the IAAF denied reports that it would argue that she should be classified as a biological male. Semenya, 28, issued the statement ahead of a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration next week that will challenge a proposed […]

Ighalo lands N6.09b Shanghai Shenhua move – The Sun Nigeria

Odion Ighalo has ended speculation about his future after completing a transfer to Chinese Super League side, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua from Changchun Yatai. The future of the Nigerian international had been the subject of speculation in recent months, following the demotion of Changchun Yatai from the Chinese topflight, and he was heavily courted by clubs […]

Ogunjobi Lived For Football -Ex-Internationals

Two ex-internationals, Bright Omokaro and Uduka Ugbade, on Tuesday said the late Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary-general, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), lived for football.Ogunjobi died at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UITH) during a brief illness aged 65.The late former NFF scribe played for the defunct WNDC now 3SC of Ibadan.Ogunjobi, […]

Mali to face Senegal in U-20 AFCON final

Getty Images Mali will play Senegal in Sunday’s final of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, in a repeat of the opening Group B encounter. Mali needed penalties to beat Nigeria after a 1-1 draw to book their place in the final, while Senegal beat South Africa 1-0 in the other semi-final. Senegal’s […]

Odion Ighalo joins new club

The transfer window may have closed across Europe, but it is still very active in China and some other parts of the world. Following months of speculations in which Odion Ighalo was linked with several clubs including Barcelona, the Super Eagles striker has finally joined a new club. Early Thursday morning, Chinese Super League club, […]

Amapakabo invites 33 to camp – The Sun Nigeria

Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has called to camp, 33 players ahead of next month’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between Nigeria and Libya. Those invited included four goalkeepers, nine defenders, 10 midfielders and 10 forwards for the assignment. The first leg, to be hosted by Libya in Tunisia (as the Libyans still cannot […]

Tottenham crush Dortmund, Real Madrid pip Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur put up a stunning second half display on Wednesday night at the Wembley Stadium as they trounced Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie In the first 45 minutes, Spurs and Dortmund were on the same pedestal with no goals for either side. Spurs, however, took […]

Mali beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to final ticket

The Junior Eagles of Mali have qualified for the final of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations taking place in the Niger Republic. After playing 1-1 in regulation time, the Malians held their nerves to beat Nigeria 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kicks in the nervy semifinal match played Wednesday at the Stade General […]

Former World Best Keeper Dies At 81

England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper, Gordon Banks has died, aged 81.Former Leicester City and Stoke City player Banks was capped 73 times for his country and was an ever-present as Alf Ramsey’s team claimed glory on home soil in 1966.Widely recognised as one of the finest goalkeepers in the history of the […]

World Number One Sacks Coach

World number one Naomi Osaka has split with her coach Sascha Bajin 16 days after winning the Australian Open.The Japanese 21-year-old, whose win in Melbourne sealed back-to-back Grand Slam titles, worked with the German for just over a year. “I will no longer be working together with Sascha,” Osaka tweeted. “I […]

Missing Reus a blow for injury-hit Dortmund against Spurs – Matthaeus | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

Dortmund’s German forward Marco Reus (L) celebrates scoring with Dortmund’s Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt v BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Frankfurt on February 2, 2019. (Photo by Thomas Frey / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT /  With the absence of injured playmaker Marco Reus, […]