Ex-Eagles midfielder Isaac Promise slumps, dies at 31

Sodiq Oyeleke Former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles’ captain, Isaac Promise, has passed away at the age of 31. US club side Austin Bold FC announced the passing away of the player in a statement by its chairman, Bobby Epstein, on Thursday. The club said the Kaduna-born attacker died late Wednesday after collapsing at his […]

I need N36m to appeal life ban – Siasia

Sodiq Oyeleke Former Super Eagles player, Samson Siasia, needs N36m to appeal the life ban sanction imposed on him by FIFA over alleged match-fixing. Siasia, who made this known on Wednesday, said failure to secure the money would affect his appeal of the life ban. According to him, inability to get the money before October […]

Brazil name squad for Eagles friendly today

‘Tosin Oluwalowo The Brazilian national team will name their squad for the October 13 friendly against the Super Eagles on Friday (today). Brazil had announced on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement for a friendly match against the Eagles and the Senegalese national team. The Brazil federation announced on its website that the squad […]

Ukraine vs Nigeria: Why Ahmed Musa will not play for Super Eagles

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, will be without captain Ahmed Musa, for Tuesday’s international friendly against Ukraine, according to Sporting Life. The Al-Nassr winger has pulled out of the game with injury, that has failed to heal as quickly as expected. Musa joins defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Tyronne Ebuehi, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and […]

Nigerian footballer jailed for beating up 21-year-old woman, Krystal Mission, outside a South London nightclub

A footballer who repeatedly punched a woman in the head before dragging her along the pavement by her hair in front of horrified New Year revellers has been jailed. Andrew Akingbaje, 24, who signed for League One club Accrington Stanley at the age of 21, was branded “dangerous to women” by the judge who locked […]

BREAKING: FIFA Bans ex Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, for life over fraudulent match mixing

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served as coach of […]

Kanu hails Okowa for developing sports in Delta

Former Super Eagles Skipper and football legend Kanu Nwankwo, has commended the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to the development of sports in Delta State. In a tweet on his personal handle @PapiloKanu, the former Arsenal and PSG player thanked Okowa for receiving him at his office this week and acknowledged the great […]

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in […]

Ighalo wins AFCON Golden Boot & retires from international football

Ebenezer Bajela With five goals and one assist at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations, retired Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo emerged the top scorer of the competition to take home the Golden Boot award for the top marksman. Ighalo netted the only goal of the game for the Eagles in Wednesday’s third-place win against […]

Joshua: My uncle predicted Ruiz’s defeat in 2014

Anthony Joshua’s uncle labelled Andy Ruiz Jr as an “upset king” five years ago. The British superstar has vowed to bounce back after he was dethroned by the 25-1 outsider in New York on June 1. Joshua’s defeat to the 19st Mexican-American came as one of the biggest shocks in boxing history.The Watford bruiser was decked […]

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