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Gernot Rohr Hopes Kevin Akpoguma Will Choose Nigeria Over Germany

2 days ago /
Sports  

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes former German youth international Kevin Akpoguma decides to play for his team. This comes after the manager was in Europe to embark on a scouting mission last weekend where he watched the Bundesliga clash between Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Rohr revealed his delight after...

Real Madrid Cruise Into Last 16, Liverpool Blow Three-Goal Lead

2 days ago /
Sports  

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL,...

Dybala, Messi Renew Rivalry In Champions League Clash

3 days ago /
Sports  

Juventus star, Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona. The 30-year-old Messi scored two goals to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Juventus, last season’s finalists, at the Nou...

Absence Makes Man Utd Grow Fonder For Pogba

3 days ago /
Sports  

He does not yet share team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cult status, but Paul Pogba’s display on his comeback from injury showed his importance to Manchester United is second to none. Having toiled in Pogba’s absence, recently taking four points from a possible 12 in the Premier League, United rediscovered their swagger...

 

Italian FA Chief Resigns After World Cup Fiasco

4 days ago /
Sports  

Italian FA president, Carlo Tavecchio, has resigned a week after Italy’s World Cup qualifying fiasco, an FIGC official confirmed on Monday. The 74-year-old handed in his resignation during a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome. “He informed us of his resignation,” Damiano Tommasi, the head of the Italian...

Cazorla Injury The Worst I’ve Seen, Says Wenger

1 week ago /
Sports  

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger,  has described Santi Cazorla’s ankle injury as the worst he has seen but remains hopeful the Spanish midfielder will return to action in January. Cazorla, 32, has not played for Arsenal since October 2016 and has undergone eight operations to address a longstanding Achilles problem. He revealed earlier...

CAF To Consider Nigerian Proposal For World Cup Friendlies

1 week ago /
Sports  

The Confederation of African Football will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the FIFA window in March, a Nigerian official said Tuesday. Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa’s five flag bearers at Russia next year. However, all five teams will...

German Soccer Hero, Hans Schaefer Dies At 90

2 weeks ago /
Sports  

Hans Schaefer, the last-but one surviving member of the West German team which won the 1954 World Cup, died on Tuesday, his ex-club, Cologne said. The 90-year-old played on the left wing in the final as the Germans fell two goals behind after just eight minutes but fought back to beat...

Calabar Rovers: Government Hires Foreign Coach To Restore Past Glory

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The cross river state government has engaged a foreign coach, Dorian Marin to manage Calabar rovers football club and inject fresh ideas that will enable the foremost club return to the premier league next season. Dorian Marin an indigenes of Romania was presented to the management of the football team in...

Court Suspends Liberia Presidential Re-Run

3 weeks ago /
International News 

Liberia's supreme court has ordered preparations for next Tuesday’s presidential run-off vote be halted amid allegations of fraud from an eliminated candidate. Ex-football star George Weah and vice-president Joseph Boakai are due to go head-to-head in the 7 November vote. But the liberty party's Charles Brumskine, who came third in the first...

Algeria Vs Nigeria: Rohr Invites More Players

3 weeks ago /
Sports  

Former youth international and winner of the 2013 FIFA under seventeen world cup, Chidebere Nwakali and Deportivo La Coruna of Spain goalkeeper, Francis Uzoh, have been handed their first super eagles call-up. Head coach Gernot Rohr released a twenty-four man list ahead of the 2018 world cup qualifier against Algeria in...

FIFA Awards Holds In London

1 month ago /
Sports  

World football governing body FIFA is set to honour outstanding players and coaches in an award ceremony in London Football stars past and present started arriving London on Sunday, among them are Argentina’s Diego Maradona, France’s marcel Dessaily, and Nigeria’s duo Emmanuel Amunike and Austin jay-jay Okocha. Okocha is a member of the...

Rivers, Real Madrid Sign Agreement To Set Up Football Academy In Port Harcourt

1 month ago /
Nation  Sports  

In continuation of the process for the setting up of a real Madrid academy in rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday toured the training facilities of the club in far away Spain. The governor met with officials and players of the club including current world footballer of the year, Cristiano...

Egyptian Fans Celebrate First World Cup Qualification In 28 Years

1 month ago /
Sports  

Egypt’s capital, Cairo was rocked with fireworks and blared with horns as the country qualified for the 2018 World Cup in  Russia on Sunday  for the first time in 28 years.

President Buhari congratulates Super Eagles

1 month ago /
Nation  Sports  

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the super eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The president, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th independence anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the nation’s senior men’s...

Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco Bid For CHAN 2018

1 month ago /
Sports  

Three countries, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and morocco have submitted bids to replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African nations championship. The confederation of African football (CAF), which stripped Kenya of the hosting rights due to lack of infrastructure, confirmed that the three countries registered their interest before the September 30...

Somali Refugee Arrested In Edmonton Attack

1 month ago /
International News 

A Somali-born refugee has been arrested in connection with attacks in Edmonton, Alberta in which five people were injured. The unnamed 30-year-old man is suspected of stabbing a policeman and injuring four pedestrians on Saturday. The officer was controlling traffic at a Canadian football league game when he was struck by a...

NFF Annual General Assembly To Hold October 19

1 month ago /
Sports  

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday in Abuja said the 2017 NFF Annual General Assembly (AGA) will now hold in Jos on October 19. A statement by the Federation’s Communications Department said the Federation has informed Youth and Sports Minister,  Solomon Dalung, of this development on Wednesday. It added that world...

UEFA Open Disciplinary Probe Against Spartak

1 month ago /
Sports  

UEFA has announced on Wednesday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow over the behaviour of their fans during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League. The Russian champions face charges of “illicit banner and chants”, the use of fireworks, and blocking stairways inside the Otkrytiye Arena. Spartak were...

No FA Action For Mourinho After Sending Off At Southampton

2 months ago /
Sports  

Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the FA after he was sent off during Manchester United’s win at Southampton. The United boss claimed he was baffled when he was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson near the end of Saturday’s Premier League clash at St Mary’s. Mourinho had...


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