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”, […]

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 […]

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