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 […]

AFCON 2019: CAF names officials for Nigeria vs Algeria semi finals clash

By Tunde Eludini The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Referees’ Appointment Committee has confirmed the appointment of Bakary Papa Gassama from The Gambia as the centre referee for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final between Algeria and Nigeria on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium. The 40-year-old FIFA badge referee is widely regarded […]

Nigeria eliminate holders Cameroon 3-2 in Africa Cup of Nations classic

dion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria eliminated defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon after a thrilling 3-2 victory in Alexandria on Saturday. China-based forward Ighalo bundled home a scrappy opener but Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon hit back through Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie with two quick-fire goals before […]

2019 AFCON: Visa issues prevent Super Eagles’ supporters’ club from travelling to Egypt

The National Chairperson, Nigeria Eagles Supporters Club, Bunmi Ogunfunwa, on Saturday said that the Super Eagles were missing the supporters club at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt due to visa hitch. Ogunfuwa made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the sidelines of […]

$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”, […]

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