$360m Abiola stadium taken over by weeds

Adelani Adepegba and Sodiq Oyeleke The National Stadium, Abuja, now renamed Moshood Abiola National Stadium, is in a state of disrepair following the failure of the government to maintain the facility, which has been taken over  by weeds. Findings indicate that many facilities at the complex, built at a whopping $360m in 2003, had deteriorated […]

AFCON 2019: Eagles to earn N5.4m each if…

Super Eagles players will earn N1.8 million for each match at the group stage and will earn a staggering and N5.4 million if they qualify for Round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt, reports Bestchoicesports.com.ng. However, it was gathered that unlike Russia 2018 World Cup, Super Eagles players would not be […]

Russian deadend for scammed Nigerian footballers

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees’ anonymity. Sochi and Moscow, Russia – At around the time of the 2018 World Cup, several Nigerian men travelled to Russia on a promise. Agents in the African country had led them to believe that they would enjoy professional footballing careers in Russia, and they arrived with “fan-ID”, […]

Documentary on Sam Okwaraji out August 12

Emma Njoku A television documentary on the life and times of the late former Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji, will be launched on August 12 this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of the midfield maestro. Okwaraji slumped and died on the pitch while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying […]

WAFU Cup: Super Falcons determined to beat Niger

The Super Falcons have hinted that they intend to take all their opportunities when they clash with the senior women team of Niger Republic in Abidjan tomorrow inorder to seal a place in the WAFU Women’s Cup tournament. The Nigeriens are the standout whipping team of Group B after a 10-0 bashing in the hands of […]

NFF mourns two ex-internationals

Emmanuel Okogba The Nigerian football family has been thrown into mourning following the death of two ex-internationals; George Omokaro and Wilson Oboh.   Describing it as deeply shocking, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi further revealed that the deaths came within a few days of each other. Omokaro, a member of the respected Bendel Insurance […]

Ailing Chukwu doesn’t need surgery in US – Rangers • Otedola offers to foot medical bill

‘Tana Aiyejina Enugu Rangers say Christian Chukwu does not need surgery abroad after undergoing treatment for an undisclosed ailment in Enugu. On Sunday, Grand Patron of Ex-Enugu Rangers Players Association, Benson Ejindu, said Chukwu, who captained the national team to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil in 1980, was very […]

Nigeria wins Nation’s Cup group, qualify for AFCON 2019

  The 3-1 defeat of soccer “minnows” Seychelles confirms the Super Eagles top most position and of course their superiority in their Nations’ cup qualifying group. It further makes the point that the unexpected 2-0 loss to South-Africa, in the opening match of the Nations’ cup qualifying series, was a fluke or rather an “accident”, […]

Champions Raja Casablanca, Enugu Rangers face elimination in CAF Confed Cup

Rangers International Team: face elimination in CAF Confederation Cup along with defending champions Raja Casablanca CAF Confederation Cup defending champions Raja Casablanca are facing elimination unless they win a tricky match in Congo Brazzaville and get help from fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane. Raja have drawn four games and lost one in Group A, leaving them […]

Woman accuses ex-footballer, Kaita of child abandonment, petitions NAPTIP

By Aderogba George A woman, Ms Esther Eniola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer,  Sani Kaita. In the petition filed by Eniola’s lawyer, Mr Frank Tietie, Forthright Chamber, Area 11, Garki, Abuja and made available to the […]

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