2018 FIFA World Cup: Okocha wants Eagles in Russia

2018 FIFA World Cup: Okocha wants Eagles in Russia — 17th May 2017 •Rues Confederation Cup absence By Monica Iheakam Ex- international Austin Jay Jay Okocha is dreaming of seeing Super Eagles play at the Russsia 2018 FIFA World Cup, even as he rued Nigeria’s absence at this year’s  Confederation Cup billed to kick off […]

Amodu’s teenage son dies in Lagos

Amodu’s teenage son dies in Lagos — 17th May 2017 By Joe Apu Less than a year former Super Eagles coach, Shuaib Amodu passed on, his 12 year old son, Suleiman Amodu has died. The Late Suleiman, said to be a student of the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta was said to have died on […]

Reptiles take over Adamasingba Stadium swimming pool

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan About 30 years after the Lekan Salami Sports Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, was opened, the swimming pool section of the stadium has yet to be completed. Our correspondent, who visited the stadium on Monday, observed that thick bushes have taken over the swimming pool, with athletes who use the stadium saying they often […]

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Bafana Bafana coach warns Eagles

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Bafana Bafana coach warns Eagles — 16th May 2017 By Monica Iheakam New Bafana Bafana  manager, Stuart Baxter, moments after he was unveiled  to the press yesterday,  sounded a note of warning to Super Eagles. Baxter, said  he intends to make a winning start on his second return as South Africa coach, […]

CAF And The New Dawn – By Arnold A. Alalibo

  By Arnold A. Alalibo  / NNP / May 10, 2017 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) witnessed a new dawn with the emergence of Madagascar Football Association boss, Ahmad Ahmad, as president of the soccer body. The election exited Issa Hayatou, a Camerounian, who had been in the saddle for about 29 years. […]

Fifa ratifies nine African World Cup places

Yaya Toure has played in every match that Ivory Coast have played at their three World Cup final appearances The Fifa Council has ratified the decision to give Africa nine automatic places when the World Cup expands to 48 teams in 2026. The move was confirmed on Tuesday in Bahrain – the continent currently has […]

New CAF president appoints Amaju Pinnick to replace Hayatou

’Tana Aiyejina President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has been appointed the President of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, a position previously occupied by ex-Confederation of African Football president, Issa Hayatou. The appointment was announced on Monday at the inaugural meeting of the new CAF Executive Committee in Manama, […]

Ahmed Musa slams critics

  Nigerian international and Leicester City Striker, Ahmed Musa, has slammed his critics, saying they should first make sure their “hands are clean before pointing accusing fingers” at him. He did not state what the accusation was. However, the 24-year-old has been in the media for the wrong reason in recent times, getting arrested and […]

Enyeama, Mikel out

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will miss the last four games of the season with a knee injury, his Lille coach Franck Passi said on Thursday, AFP reports. Enyeama, who represented Nigeria at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, is his country’s most capped player with more than 100 appearances for the Super […]

Picture: Nigerian-born former England defender, Ehiogu dies

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu on Friday died at the age of 44, after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre a day before. The news of Ehiogu’s death was confirmed by his former team in a statement. According to John McDermott, Tottenham’s Head of Coaching and Development, Ehiogu died in […]

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