AFCON 2019 qualifier: Rohr says team played to win – Maul Libya 4-0

Coach Gernot Rohr of Super Eagles has said that the 4-0 routing of the Mediterranean Knights of Libya by his team in Uyo is due to excellent preparation and mentality to win. Rohr told sports journalists at a post match briefing at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, that he knew his opponent […]

Eagles’ Rohr warns coach’s departure may motivate Libya

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the sudden resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Amrouche quit as Libya coach just days before the clash in Uyo, southern Nigeria, over unpaid wages. But German handler Rohr has warned over […]

Mikel Excused From S’Eagles, Libya Clash

Captain John Mikel Obi has been “excused” from Nigeria’s latest squad because he needs time to recover from injury, according to the country’s football federation, the NFF. He was the most notable absentee from the Super Eagles squad for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Libya this month. The 31-year-old, who plays for Chinese […]

NFF bans Nigerian coach Salisu Yusuf for taking bribe

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has placed a one-year ban from all football-related activities on Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf was caught on camera collecting bribe from undercover journalists who pretended to be football agents. The footage, shot by BBC’s Ghanaian reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017, showed Yusuf collecting a handful […]

American heavyweight boxer, Curtis Harper, walks out of the ring against Nigerian opponent Efe Ajagba after announcement of Ajagba’s first-round knockout streak

Curtis Harper labored in obscurity for most of his eight-year career as a professional boxer. But by now, most boxing fans have seen the video of Harper walking out of the ring seconds after the bell rang for the start of his Aug. 24 fight against Efe Ajagba at the Minneapolis Armory. More than 1 […]

Nigerian govt. escapes FIFA ban, recognises Pinnick-led NFF board

Nigerian govt. escapes FIFA ban, recognises Pinnick-led NFF board NAN The federal Government has finally recognised the Amaju Pinnick-led football federation, just at the right time to escape FIFA sanction. Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, on Monday, said the Federal Government had conveyed to FIFA a letter recognizing […]

Moses can go, says Lawal as Musa, Iwobi pay tribute

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal said Nigerian football fans shouldn’t bother much about Victor Moses’ decision to quit the national team. Moses, shocked his numerous fans and fellow teammates when he annouced his decision to walk away from the Nigeria set up. “It’s not a big deal! that is his choice – he chose […]

Emmanuel Amunike hired as head of Tanzania senior side

By Emmanuel Okogba Ex-Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike has been appointed as the head coach of the senior Tanzanian football team. Amuike who was in charge when Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets conquered the world in 2015 signed a contract that will run till 2020. The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed the appointment on their official Twitter handle, with […]

DSS storms NFF secretariat, reinstates Pinnick-led board

The Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has returned to the federation’s secretariat, NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi said on Monday. The board had vacated the secretariat earlier this month after the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, asked the NFF to comply with a Supreme Court order on […]

Segun Odegbami “The Mathematician” declares Ogun gov bid

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Ex-international, Chief Segun Odegbami, says education and health will get more attention if he is elected as the governor of Ogun State in 2019. He said this on Wednesday while declaring his intention to vie for governorship in Ogun on the platform of the Labour Party. Odegbami, while declaring at the party […]

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