WWhen you make money, it’s not yours,’ Mikel Obi reveals pressure on African footballers

  By Ikenna Ngere Former Super Eagles and Chelsea legend, Mikel Obi has disclosed the pressure that many African footballers experience upon achieving success, stating, “When you make money, it’s not yours.”The 36-year-old underscored that the pressure to seek financial assistance frequently arises from both immediate and extended family members. He noted that many African […]

Sao Tome and Principe refuse to play Super Falcons of Nigeria

Sao Tome and Principe refuse to play Super Falcons of Nigeria By Ernest Victor Sao Tome and Principe have withdrawn from the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which was supposed to take place on Friday, September 22, against the Super Falcons of Nigeria. The Super Falcons and the Sao Tome and Principe’s women’s […]

Nigeria vs Sao Tome: Osimhen, Awoniyi lead attack for Super Eagles

  Super Eagles The head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has released an attacking-minded squad as Victor Osimhen and Sunday Awoniyi lead the pack for the Africa Cup of Nations matchday six clash with Sao Tome and Principe. In goal, the Portuguese tactician prefers goalkeeper Francis Uzoho to Adebayo Adeleye and Olorunleke Ojo. […]

2023 WWC: FIFA bans Lauren James of England for rest of tournament after red card for stomping on Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie

2023 WWC: FIFA bans Lauren James of England for rest of tournament after red card for stomping on Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie By Ifreke Inyang England midfielder, Lauren James, will play no further part in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, following her red card against Nigeria. With the scores still at 0-0, James was sent off […]

FIFA’s Masterstroke Against Nigeria – Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | August 05, 2023 – The recent announcement by a FIFA scribe, Ms. Fatma Samoura, that FIFA would pay the players’ prize money (for the Super Falcons that is minimum of $60,000 each for making the knock-out round of 16) directly to the players rather than passing it through […]

England vs Nigeria: Super Falcons resume training after two days break

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have returned to training at the Lions FC Stadium in Australia after enjoying a two-day off ahead of their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16 clash with England. While the Super Falcons drew 0-0 with the Republic of Ireland to finish second in Group B and qualify for […]

Don’t underestimate us, Super Falcons coach warns

Coach Randy Waldrum said his Nigeria team had been “underestimated and underappreciated” as they strive to seal their place in the Women’s World Cup last 16 on Monday. Nigeria drew 0-0 with Olympic champions Canada in their opening match and then fought back from a goal down to beat co-hosts Australia 3-2. That left the […]

2023 Women’s World Cup: Abiodun to miss Super Falcons’ clash with Republic of Ireland

By Mike Oyebola Deborah Abiodun will sit out Nigeria’s final Group B game against the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Abiodun was sent off in Nigeria’s opening fixture against Olympics champions Canada. The 19-year-old was suspended for Thursday’s 3-2 victory against co-hosts Australia. FIFA has now confirmed that she is also suspended for the upcoming […]

FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup: Why the Matildas of Australia Lost to the Super Falcons of Nigeria – By Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | July 29, 2023 – Since the Matildas of Australia lost 2-3 goals to the Super Falcons in their second group match at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup, I have read the different and quite interesting adjectives used by the dejected and shocked members of the Australian media […]

Nigeria’s Super Falcons come from behind to crush Australian Women’s World Cup hopes

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday came from a goal down to hand FIFA Women’s World Cup co-host Australia a crushing 3-2 defeat at the Lang Park Stadium in Brisbane. Emily van Egmond had put the Matildas in front in the first minute of first half added time. But just when it seemed like the Aussies […]

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