Adamawa loses sports director

September 5, 2016

The Adamawa Government, on Monday, announced the death of the state’s Director of Sports, Malam Umar Baleri. The Information Officer of the Adamawa State Sports Council, Mrs Joy Diamond, made the announcement in Yola. Diamond […]

Anichebe savours Moyes’ reunion at Sunderland

September 4, 2016

Nigeria striker, Victor Anichebe has said he is delighted to reunite with his former manager at Everton David Moyes at Sunderland. Anichebe, who joined Sunderland on a year’s deal as a free agent until the […]

Nice didn’t gamble to sign me —Balotelli

September 4, 2016

Mario Balotelli insists Nice of France  has not taken a gamble by signing him on a free transfer from Liverpool FC. The 26-year-old joined the Ligue 1 club to end an underwhelming two-year stint with […]

Osimhen is future of Nigerian football —Ighalo

September 4, 2016

Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has described Victor Osimhen as “the future of Nigerian football” after training with the youngster in the Super Eagles camp before Saturday’s clash with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania. The Edo […]

Victory, good start for Rohr -Shorunmu

September 4, 2016

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper’s trainer, Ike Shorunmu has said the victory of Nigeria in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier over Tanzania’s Taifa Stars, is a boost for the new manager, Gernot Rohr […]

Eagles’ keepers kept on toes

September 2, 2016

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr will wait until the last moment before making a decision on goalkeeper Carl Ikeme  in today’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo. Ikeme only arrived […]

I’ve brought in fighters —Tanzania head coach

September 2, 2016

Tanzania head coach, Charles Boniface Mkwasa has pledged a tough time for  host, the  Super Eagles in today’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying fixture in Uyo. Speaking with supersport.com, Mkwasa alluded to the fact […]

Kenya officials docked over alleged theft

August 29, 2016

Two Kenyan Olympic officials have been granted bail after appearing in court over alleged mismanagement of the national team at the  just- ended Rio Olympics. Francis Paul, the secretary-general of the National Olympics Committee of […]

Rio 2016: Ejidike calls for sports sector reform

August 29, 2016

Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike has called for urgent revitalisation of the sports sector following the unimpressive performance of the country’s contingent to the just-ended Rio Olympics. In a statement made available […]

Nigeria names 23 athletes for Paralympics

August 28, 2016

The Paralympics Committee Nigeria in conjunction  with the Federal  Ministry of Sports, has named 23 athletes and six coaches that will represent the country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games scheduled to  hold from September […]

Flamingoes brace up for Jordan 2016

August 28, 2016

The U-17 women national team, Flamingoes have shown a rich vein of form as preparations hit new gear for the 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup starting in Jordan on 30th September. Coach Bala Nikyu’s […]

Super Eagles camp opens today ahead Tanzania clash

August 28, 2016

•Mikel arrives tomorrow Nigeria’s senior men’s squad, Super Eagles begins camping in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital today for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania, as team’s captain Mikel Obi […]

Vardy begins goal account

August 27, 2016

Jamie Vardy scored his first goal of the season in the Premier League to help champions, Leicester City record its first win with a 2-1 victory over Swansea in very wet conditions. The England striker, […]

Rashford gives Man U victory at Hull

August 27, 2016

Substitute Marcus Rashford scored a 92nd minute winner as Manchester United finally overhauled a stubborn Hull City at a sodden KCOM Stadium on Saturday. The 18-year-old – making his first appearance of the season – […]

Moses scores in Chelsea’s 3-0 win

August 27, 2016 Oluwabunmi Ajayi

Nigeria international, Victor Moses on Saturday maintained his awe-inspiring scoring form as he scored his first goal of the season in the English Premier League when Chelsea hammered newly-promoted side, Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. […]

Gateway Utd petitions NNL

August 27, 2016

Gateway United FC has petitioned the Nigeria National League board over the use of unofficially designated referees for its rescheduled Week 10 match against J. Atete FC played on August 17 at Otujemi Stadium, Ughelli, […]

Falcons static in FIFA rankings

August 26, 2016

Nigeria’s women national team kept their 37th position for the third time in a row this year in the latest Fifa rankings for women released by Fifa on Friday. The reigning African champions also maintained […]

Iheanacho is fit again —Guardiola

August 26, 2016

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kelechi Iheanacho will be available for selection against West Ham United tomorrow. The forward looked to suffer a hamstring injury after going down in pains after attempting […]

Saviour signs 3-year contract in Belgium

August 26, 2016

Nigeria U-23 star, Godwin Saviour on Friday signed a three-year contract with an option for an additional year with Belgian club KSV Roeselare after passing a medical. “He has signed his contract with Roeselare after […]

Ronaldo wins UEFA award again

August 25, 2016

Real Madrid and Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for a second time. Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2015/16, winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid before leading […]

Rohr not good enough for Nigeria —Adamu

August 25, 2016

Newly-employed Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is not good enough and he will “damage” Nigerian before walking away from the country, according to ex-FIFA and CAF executive member, Dr Amos Adamu. Franco-German Rohr has signed […]

Rio 2016 star, Usman claims Vitoria Setubal offer

August 25, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics star, Usman Mohammed has revealed that he has received an offer from Portuguese outfit, Vitoria Setubal after he terminated his contract with another Portuguese club Uniao Madeira. “I got an offer from […]

Why I shelved retirement plan -Toriola

August 25, 2016 OLAWALE OLANIYAN

Nigerian veteran table tennis player, Segun Toriola, has said motivation from stakeholders made him to rescind his earlier decision to quit international career after the Rio 2016 Olympics. Toriola, it will be recalled, became the […]

Yobo signs for Kano Pillars

August 24, 2016

Former Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo has signed for Kano Pillars as an Ambassador of the League Management Company (LMC), and could make his debut during the Nigeria Premier League game against Sunshine Stars of […]

Glo hails Dream Team over Rio 2016 bronze

August 24, 2016

National U-23 team ‘Dream Team VI’ has been commended  for placing Nigeria on the medal’s table at the just-concluded 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. In a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos, the national telecommunication […]

Pinnick should resign now —Ex-NFF chieftain

August 22, 2016

Following a growing list of failures, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick has been asked to quit or face impeachment and if all these failed, Nigerians should chase out the entire […]

ITTF recognises Quadri’s Rio 2016 feat

August 22, 2016

The scintillating performance of Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri at the just-ended Rio 2016 Olympics has been celebrated as it becomes one of the major highlights listed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). In the Rio […]

Jay-Jay Okocha’s Foundation holds summer camp

August 22, 2016 Niyi Alebuosu

Nigerian ex-international footballers, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha and his elder brother, Emmanuel Okocha last month launched the ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at using football to raise awareness on the strategic importance of Education, […]

Saraki advocates trust fund for Nigerian athletes

August 21, 2016

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has advocated trust fund to cater for Nigerian athletes while alive and after their demise. Saraki represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, his club’s Director of Football, made this known in […]

Australlian athletes stranded in Rio

August 21, 2016

NINE Australian athletes whose Olympic accreditations were altered could be left stranded in Rio because team officials have not been able to pay their fine. A public holiday in Rio on Monday means the Australian […]

Eaglets out of AFCON U-17, lose in Niger

August 21, 2016

Niger Republic on Saturday sent five-time world champions, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets packing from the 2017 AFCON U-17 championship after they won 3-1 in Niamey to go through to the next round of the competition 3-2 […]

How Okagbare’s team missed 4x100m medal

August 21, 2016

Nigeria women’s 4x100m team of Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, failed to make it to the podium at the Rio Olympics despite its impressive run in the heats. The team this […]

Ex-Nigeria star, Pius Ikedia, collapses in Holland

August 20, 2016

Former Nigerian international, Pius Ikedia is now in hospital in Amsterdam after he collapsed playing in a friendly for ex-Ajax Amsterdam Stars earlier on Saturday. According to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf, the 36-year-old winger had to […]

Rohr names strong Eagles against Tanzania

August 19, 2016

Except injured pair, Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo, German coach, Gernot Rohr on Friday named a strong Nigerian squad against Tanzania in a match meant to fulfil all formalities as far as qualification games for […]

NTTF plans to honour Toriola

August 19, 2016

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), has concluded plans to follow the footsteps of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), to honour Nigeria legend, Segun Toriola who became the […]

Iheanacho extends Man City contract

August 19, 2016

Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has signed a two-year contract extension with the club. The Nigerian international forward scored 14 times last season even though 25 of his 36 appearances were as a substitute. New […]

ATTF boss lauds Quadri’s heroics at Rio 2016

August 18, 2016

The President of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), Khaled El-Salhy has said that the performance of Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri is a confirmation of Africa’s relevance in table tennis worldwide. He believes the 2014 ITTF […]

Nigerian Inyang wins U-12 tennis tourney in US

August 15, 2016

Nigeria’s Gabriel Inyang rounded off his two-month training tour of the US on a glorious note last weekend beating American Jack Patricof 6-3, 6-1 to win the Feinberg U-12 Championship organised in New York by […]

Okocha counsels Dream Team over money issue

August 15, 2016

Former Nigeria skipper, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has warned members of the Dream Team at the ongoing Rio Olympics that they cannot become rich simply by playing for Nigeria. Money problems have marred the team’s […]

Dream Team good for gold —Dogara

August 14, 2016

The Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Hon. Yakubu Dogara,  who assured the team of his support when  they threaten to boycott the quarter final encounter against Denmark,  has hailed the heroics of the the […]

Mourinho leads Man Utd to victory at Bournemouth

August 14, 2016

Jose Mourinho made a winning Premier League start as Manchester United manager with a comprehensive opening victory at Bournemouth. Juan Mata, who was substituted after coming on in last week’s Community Shield, opened the scoring […]

Okagbare crashes out

August 14, 2016

Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare crashed out in Rio Olympics 100m semi-final, as she placed 3rd in her heat with a time of 11.09seconds. Her time was not good enough to get her into the […]

Phelps wins 23rd Olympic gold medal

August 14, 2016

THE United States closed the Rio Olympics swimming competition with a final dominating flourish, sweeping the medley relay events and sending Michael Phelps out on a triumphant note. The women’s 400-meter medley relay was first, […]

Mikel targets gold for Dream Team

August 14, 2016

Chelsea star Mikel has restated Nigeria Olympics team’s resolve to win Olympic gold 20 years after the original Dream Team recorded such a feat in Atlanta, just as he was refunded the cash he paid […]

Guardiola wins debut game with city

August 13, 2016

Manchester City’s new manager, Pep Guardiola needed a late Paddy McNair own goal to make a winning start (2-1) in the English Premier League as David Moyes lost his first game as Sunderland manager. Sergio […]

Abuljadayel turns first Saudi woman to run in 100m

August 13, 2016

Sprinter Kariman Abuljadayel became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympic 100m. The 22-year-old sprinter, dressed in a full-body kit and hijab, was unable to qualify, finishing seventh in her preliminary […]

Murray goes for gold

August 13, 2016

Britain’s Andy Murray remains on course to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after seeing off Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals. The Scot, 29, won 6-1, 6-4 and will play Spain’s Rafael Nadal […]

Nigerian Army to honour Green Beret FC soon

August 13, 2016

Arrangements are on to formally receive and honour the Green Beret Football Club which recently excelled in the Nationwide League One (NLO), the Nigerian Army said on Saturday. Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of […]

Dream Team resumes training for Denmark

August 12, 2016 David

THE Dream Team has returned to training after they skipped training and threatened to boycott today’s quarter-final of the Rio Olympics against Denmark over payments. The match is billed to kick off at 8pm Nigeria […]

Kano embraces cricket for youth development

August 12, 2016

KANO State government is committed to developing cricket and other sporting activities in the state, as a way of encouraging teeming youths to utilise their potentialities and contribute to nation’s building. This was contained in […]

Manu laments injury crisis at Eaglets camp

August 11, 2016

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets coach, Manu Garba has lamented his team’s injury problems after they fell 1-2 to Diamond Academy in a test game on Wednesday. “We have two, three of our players who are down […]

World champion, Ding, claims Table tennis gold

August 11, 2016

The reigning world champion, Ding Ning, has become Olympic champion, after she put her nightmares from the final at London 2012 to rest, with a sensational 4-3 victory over Li Xiaoxia at Rio 2016 women’s […]

Nigeria improves in FIFA rankings

August 11, 2016 Nurudeen Alimi

Nigeria has moved up in the latest FIFA rankings released by the world football governing body. According to the rankings released on its official website on Thursday, Nigeria is now ranked 67th in the world, […]

SuperSport set for EPL live transmission

August 11, 2016

The best football leagues in the world are back and from tomorrow, the World of Champions, SuperSport, will bring football fans in Africa all the live action of the new season in HD glory on […]

Journalists’ bus hit by gunfire

August 10, 2016

The projectiles that struck a bus carrying journalists to the main Olympic Park at the ongoing Rio 2016 were stones, not bullets, according to the security chief for the Games. Witnesses who were on the […]

Phelps wins 21st Olympic gold

August 10, 2016

Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4x200m Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday at the ongoing Rio Olympics. The […]

Serena crashes out, loses title

August 10, 2016

Serena Williams’ reign as Olympic singles champion came to a shuddering halt Tuesday as the tennis star suffered a shock defeat by Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. The world number one was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by a […]

UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid defeat Sevilla 3-2

August 10, 2016

A wonderful extra-time goal from Dani Carvajal, after Sergio Ramos’ 93rd minute equaliser, hands Zinedine Zidane more European silverware. Real Madrid have added the UEFA Super Cup to their Champions League crown after Dani Carvajal’s […]

Quadri sets new African record at Rio Olympics

August 9, 2016

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the early hours of Monday, became the first African to qualify for the quarter-final of the table tennis men’s singles of the Olympic Games. Quadri defeated former world number one, six-time […]

Winners emerge in 2016 Techplus gaming tourney

August 9, 2016

Nine winners emerged from over two thousand gamers that competed in the gaming tournament at the recently concluded Techplus 2016 conference and exhibition held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.  Players went head to […]

Yusuf confident NPFL All-Star will match Valencia CF

August 9, 2016

Technical Adviser of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL All-Star, Salisu Yusuf, has assured that the players will give a good representation of Nigeria as they file out against Valencia CF on Wednesday to kick-start action in […]

NFF, Gernot Rohr seal two –year contract

August 9, 2016

The Nigeria Football Federation and Mr. Gernot Rohr have signed a two –year contract that will see the former Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach work as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles. The simple […]

Dalung apologises to Dream Team

August 8, 2016

THE Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has apologised to players and officials of the country’s Olympic football team for the circumstances that led to the contingent’s late arrival in Brazil for the […]

Pogba lands at Man U for medical with mum

August 8, 2016

Paul Pogba on Monday landed in England ahead of his world record £110million move from Juventus to former club, Manchester United. The France midfielder’s return to Old Trafford has been the transfer story of the […]

Globacom hails Dream Team, Eaglets

August 8, 2016

Nigeria’s U-23 national team, ‘Dream Team,’ has been commended for qualifying for the quarter-finals of the men’s football tournament at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos on Monday commended the […]

I’m scared of retirement —Wenger

August 8, 2016

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has admitted he is ‘quite scared’ of retiring, and doesn’t understand how managers such as Sir Alex Ferguson have managed to cope so well with life after football, reports sportsmail. Wenger […]

Arsenal confirms Nwakali deal

August 6, 2016

Arsenal has confirmed the signing of Nigeria youngster, Kelechi Nwakali from the Diamond Football Academy, Umuahia, on a five-year deal. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with the club since January but was not […]

German coach linked with Eagles’ job

August 5, 2016

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), may have settled for a German Coach, Gernot Rohr, to take charge of the Super Eagles five months after the resignation of Sunday Oliseh. Rohr, 63, is currently working on […]

Pele unable to light Olympics torch

August 5, 2016

The presumptive favorite to light the torch at the Opening Ceremony for the Rio Olympics is unable to do so. Soccer legend Pele said he’s unable to light the torch because of physical issues. Pele, […]

Onazi joins Turkish club, Trabzonspor

August 2, 2016

Nigeria international, Ogenyi Onazi has joined Turkish Super League side Trabzonspor on a four-year-deal. The Lazio midfielder, who was welcomed by a sizeable number of Trabzonspor supporters and club officials at Ataturk Airport, told AfricanFootball.com […]

Dream Team to launch new kits against Japan

August 2, 2016

Nigeria Olympic team will launch the country’s newly designed jerseys by kit sponsors Nike beginning with the opening match against Japan on Friday, the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) have announced. This new design is also […]

Paralympians receive free ceremonial wears

August 2, 2016

The Ministry of Youth and Sports today received free ceremonial apparels for athletes taking part in the Paralympic Games. On the occasion, the donor of the apparels Safiya Asabe Bashir, a business woman said she […]

Oyo SWAN commends Ajimobi over 3SC

August 2, 2016 Nurudeen Alimi

•Wants gesture extended to Crown FC SPORTS journalists in Oyo State under the aegis of Sports Writers Assoiciation of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, have commended the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, over his recent […]

Rio Olympics: Dream Team stranded in US

August 2, 2016

Nigeria Olympic soccer team has for the second time failed to fly out of its training base in Atlanta, United States of America, AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal. Officials disclosed that the Dream Team may now […]

West Ham increases Ayew bid to £20m

August 2, 2016

West Ham United has upped its bid to sign Ghanaian attacker, Andre Ayew from Swansea City to £20million, according to Sky Sports. The Sun claimed late last week that the Hammers had launched a £16million […]

3SC wins for Ajimobi

July 31, 2016 Olawale Olaniyan

Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Sunday at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, watched Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), for the first time since he assumed office and the team did not disappoint. The Oluyole Warriors after […]

I want to restore FIFA’s reputation —Samoura

July 30, 2016

FIFA’s new general secretary, Ms Fatma Samoura, said her priority was restoring trust, including among the organisation’s corporate sponsors, with FIFA in “a very turbulent moment” after more than a year of scandal. Samoura took […]

Eagles don’t need a foreign coach —Ladipo

July 30, 2016 David

President General of Nigeria football and other sports Supporters Club, Rafiu Ladipo says the Super Eagles will blossom under an indigenous handler rather than an expatriate tactician. Since Sunday Oliseh’s resignation in February, the Super […]

Ibrahimovic scores on debut for Man U

July 30, 2016

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a bicycle-kick four minutes into his debut, as Manchester United beat Galatasaray 5-2 on Saturday in a pre-season game in Gothenburg. Ibrahimovic, 34, met Antonio Valencia’s cross with a typically athletic volley […]

Extra-Classe League debuts in Oyo

July 29, 2016 Oluwabunmi Ajayi

In its bid to engage the youth in the sporting activities, a non-governmental organisation, the Extra-Classe Oyo pro league is organising a three-month football fiesta in Oyo State. Speaking with Tribunesport, the representative of the […]

Onigbinde extols Thunder Balogun’s virtues

July 29, 2016

Former Super Eagles chief coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has extolled the virtues of the late Nigerian football legend, Teslimi ‘Thunder’ Balogun, as his family celebrates his 44th year memorial today in Lagos. Onigbinde said the […]

Keshi’s final journey begins today

July 27, 2016

The final burial rites for the late former Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi will begin today in Benin City, even as the Federal Government said it will stage a hero’s funeral for him after the Rio […]

Mikel’s appointment generates controversy

July 27, 2016

The selection of Mikel Obi as Nigeria’s flag bearer at next month’s Rio Olympics has sparked off controversies. Some Nigerians noted that veteran table tennis star, Segun Toriola or track star, Blessing Okagbare instead deserves […]

Why I am out of Rio Olympics —Moses

July 27, 2016 Olawale Olaniyan

Nigeria International and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses has explained why he was not selected among Nigeria’s over-age players for the country’s Olympics squad, giving him an unbroken period of preparation for the domestic campaign ahead. […]

Ahead Rio 2016: Siasia robbed in US

July 25, 2016

… Canoeist, Akinyemi stranded in Germany Nigeria’s U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia has been robbed in Atlanta, United States of America (USA), where the Dream Team has been training ahead of next month’s Olympic Games. […]

FlFA President, Secretary General arrive Nigeria

July 24, 2016

President of world football –governing body, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samoura arrived in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, on Sunday and were accompanied by executive assistants Mattias Grafstrom and Veron Mosengo-Omba. […]

Russia may participate in Rio Olympics

July 24, 2016

Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country’s doping scandal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will leave it up to individual sports’ governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are […]

Heartland fans attack referee

July 24, 2016 Oluwatoba Olaitan

REFEREE Olawale Fawole was beaten black and blue and FC IfeanyiUbah team bus smashed after rival Heartland fans went on rampage in a revenge attack on Saturday in Owerri after a league match involving both […]

Bolt wins in London, attacks Gatlin

July 23, 2016

World record holder, Usain Bolt on Friday night at the Olympic Stadium, jogged to a 19.89 seconds finish to win the men’s 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London. Bolt won ahead of […]

Timipre shines at NNPC junior tennis tourney

July 23, 2016

Timipre Maxwell and David Dawariye of the Kodian Tennis Foundation Port Harcourt, last weekend claimed the 14 & under category titles of the 2016 NNPC Junior Tennis Circuit in Lagos, organised by the International Tennis […]

Ahead Rio Olympics: I’m injury-free -Bolt

July 21, 2016

Olympic legend, Usain Bolt insists he has no fitness problems after a recent hamstring injury scare as he is set to return to the track on Friday. The 29-year-old sprinter pulled out of the 100m […]

Giwa insists on Yusuf as Eagles coach

July 20, 2016

Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa insists coach Salisu Yusuf is competent enough to handle the Super Eagles successfully, as the crisis which the appointment of Frenchman, Paul Le Guen  […]

Odemwingie on trial at Hull City

July 19, 2016

Peter Odemwingie will feature prominently for Hull City in pre-season on trial as the club continue to evaluate his suitability to Premier League football. The 35-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on […]

MultiChoice signs Ighalo as Ambassador

July 19, 2016 David

Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced Super Eagles and Watford football club striker, Odion Jude Ighalo as brand ambassador. The endorsement deal was signed recently  at the MultiChoice head office in Victoria Island. […]

Ronaldo, Bale, Messi battle for Europe gong

July 18, 2016

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate, Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced on Monday for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Seven of the top 10 play in Spain, with four Real […]

Pele visits Nigeria August 11

July 18, 2016 Nurudeen Alimi

FOREMOST Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimentor, popularly addressed as “Pele’’ will on Thursday, August 11 storm Nigeria to attend a two-day programme on youth development and empowerment. The facilitators of the visit, Winihin […]

Giwa to raise N20bn for NFF

July 17, 2016

Chris Giwa has said his board will raise 20 billion Naira for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) by making football in the country a lot more attractive to sponsors. The football chief, who has laid […]

Siasia names Mikel, Akpeyi, on final Rio squad

July 16, 2016

•… As Ekong set to replace Omeruo SUPER Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel and Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi may have been registered as Nigeria’s overage players to the 2016 Olympics. Goal gathered through a […]

EPL is very, very difficult —Conte

July 15, 2016

MANAGER Antonio Conte says he hopes Chelsea under his stewardship will light up the English Premier League title race this season, as he declared that EPL is difficult to win. The 46-year-old tactician who guided […]

Ibe turns Bournemouth’s record signing

July 15, 2016

Flying England U-21 winger, Jordon Ibe cost Bournemouth a reported record £15million (17.9m euros, $20m) when he signed on Thursday from their Premier League rivals Liverpool. The 20-year-old – capped four times at U-21 level […]

Plateau Utd must retain NPFL slot —Baraje

July 15, 2016

Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje has said his main priority right now after the Federation Cup loss to league leaders, Wikki Tourists is to secure the side top-flight status quo. The Tin City landlords […]

Heartland needs to beat MFM in Lagos —Ubido

July 15, 2016

Heartland vice-captain, Julius Ubido has pleaded with team-mates to win for him at top-flight newcomers, MFM FC, as both sides clash tomorrow at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos. The defensive midfielder, cropped a knee injury […]

No agreement with NNPC on $1.5m bond—NFF

July 13, 2016

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has denied media reports that it has reached an agreement with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to foot the bill of the incoming Super Eagles coach. Reports emanated a […]

Mikel, Moses return to Chelsea training

July 13, 2016

John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses returned to Chelsea on Monday for their first training session with the squad after the seasonal break. Winger Moses, who spent last season out on loan at West Ham […]

Schweinsteiger weds tennis star, Ivanovic

July 13, 2016

Manchester United midfielder, Bastian Schweinsteiger married tennis ace, Ana Ivanovic in Italy on Tuesday. The couple, who have been together since 2014, tied the knot at the stunning Venice City Hall, departing from the venue […]

Okocha unveils Foundation

July 12, 2016

Former Nigerian international, Austin Okocha has unveiled a charity organisation tagged, Jay-Jay Okocha Foundation at a world press conference held at i-naira.com digital hub in Ikoyi, Lagos. According to Okocha, the primary objective of the […]

As Nigerians await Eagles’ next coach

July 11, 2016

IN the next couple of days, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will name a substantive coach for the Super Eagles with three gladiators gunning for the plum job. Group Sports Editor, GANIYU SALMAN, in this […]

FIFA boss, Infantino, visits Nigeria July 24

July 11, 2016

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino is to pay a two-day working visit to Nigeria from July 24, during which time he will be received by the country’s President, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced. Infantino […]

Euro 2016: Portugal returns to heroic reception

July 11, 2016

Portugal’s heroes continued celebrating their first ever international trophy on Monday as they arrived back in Lisbon following their dramatic 1-0 extra time victory over France in the final of the 2016 Euro championship. Cristiano […]

I can’t rule out England job —Wenger

July 11, 2016

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is open to managing England but will not break his current contract with the Premier League club. The Frenchman, who has one year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal, was […]

Murray wins second Wimbledon title

July 10, 2016

Britain’s Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time with a superb performance against Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final. The Scot, 29, dismantled the Raonic serve in a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) […]

Hulk injured in goalscoring debut

July 10, 2016

Hulk saw his Shanghai SIPG debut cut short by injury just 12 minutes after he opened the scoring on Sunday. The Brazil international, who joined the Chinese Super League side for a staggering €55.8million fee […]

Blatter undergoes surgery for skin cancer

July 10, 2016

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has undergone minor surgery to treat skin cancer. Blatter’s spokesman, Thomas Renggli, told The Associated Press that he is at “home and fine” after a surgical procedure on his left […]

National League side rejects Aiyegbeni

July 10, 2016

Boreham Wood manager, Luke Garrard has played down the possibility of former Everton and Portsmouth striker Yakubu Ayegbeni joining the club after he played in Saturday’s 5-0 friendly loss to Reading. The 33-year-old striker is […]

Izu’s header dims Nasarawa Utd


SUBSTITUTE Izu Joseph became the match hero on Sunday at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan, as his header gave Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) a 2-1 victory over visiting Nasarawa United. Izu had replaced Olabisi […]

Onazi coach dumps Lazio after 48 hrs

July 10, 2016

THE newly-signed coach of Lazio, Marcelo Bielsa, who pulled out of coaching the Italian side in a shock move just 48 hours after his appointment was announced, has blamed the club for his exit saying […]

Euro 2016 final: France battles Portugal

July 10, 2016

Be wary of Ronaldo, Deschamps warns France France coach, Didier Deschamps has urged his players to be constantly mindful of Cristiano Ronaldo in today’s Euro 2016 final, just as the stated that the Ballon d’Or […]

Eto’o charity match holds July 16 in Turkey

July 9, 2016

Cameroonian legend, Samuel Eto’o will host a charity match in Antalya, Turkey, next Saturday which will feature some of the biggest names in world football. On July 16, the 35-year-old striker will host a match […]

Ejike’s goal sinks Enyimba

July 9, 2016

HEARTLAND FC on Saturday defeated reigning Nigeria Premier League champions, Enyimba 1-0 in an ‘Oriental Derby’ decided at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, A stoppage time winner by striker Bright Ejike forced the two-time African […]

Rangers takes over Nigeria Premier League

July 9, 2016

Enugu Rangers on Friday night shot to the top of the Nigeria Premier League table after they defeated regional rivals, Abia Warriors 2-1 in a match day 26 fixture decided at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, […]

Pay me while I’m alive, Oliseh tells NFF

July 8, 2016

Erstwhile Super Eagles handler, Sunday Oliseh wants the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay him and Francois Loscuito their outstanding debts without litigation. The former Nigeria captain resigned as coach of the country’s senior national […]

Enyimba owes players 3 months salary

July 8, 2016

Players of seven-time Nigeria champions, Enyimba have not been paid salaries for three months now, AfricanFootball.com has been informed. The players said this month (July) will make it fourth straight month they have not received […]

Nigerian coaches set to honour Amodu, Keshi

July 8, 2016

The umbrella body of football coaches in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has scheduled novelty matches to honour two of their departed former colleagues, Amodu Shuaibu and Stephen Keshi. A statement signed by […]

Why I dropped Osimhen from Rio squad —Siasia

July 8, 2016

Nigeria Olympic football team coach, Samson Siasia has said he did not consider Wolfsburg-bound Victor Osimhen for the Rio Olympics because of how important he is to the Flying Eagles, who are campaigning to qualify […]

Eagles’ job: Yusuf happy to make shortlist

July 8, 2016

Nigeria caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf has told AfricanFootball.com he is most honoured to be among the three coaches to be interviewed for the Super Eagles top post on Monday. Yusuf, Frenchman Paul Le Guen and […]

Sone Aluko joins Fulham

July 8, 2016

The Nigeria international has signed a two year deal with the Cottagers with an option of contract extension. Nigeria international Sone Aluko has joined Championship side Fulham on a two-year deal. The striker penned a […]

Besiktas eyes Onazi

July 7, 2016 Olawale Olaniyan

Besiktas of Turkey has reportedly contacted Lazio of Italy on the possible signing of Nigeria midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi. The Turkish champions which already have another Nigeria international, Kenneth Omeruo, on loan for the new season, […]

Musa to join Leicester in Austria camp

July 7, 2016

Nigeria international, Ahmed Musa is expected to join up with the rest of the Leicester City squad at their training camp in Austria next week after he has completed his transfer from CSKA Moscow. The […]

Awoniyi, Umar will shine at Rio —Siasia

July 7, 2016

Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia believes the form of Taiwo Awoniyi, Sadiq Umar and Junior Ajayi would boost his side ahead of  Rio 2016 Olympics. Although the Dream Team VI handler is not captivated with […]

Team Nigeria departs for Davis Cup

July 7, 2016

Team Nigeria is scheduled to depart Lagos today for Madagascar for the 2016 Davis Cup Euro Africa Group 3. The four-man team is made up of Shehu Lawal, Abdulmumin Babalola, Moses Michael and Sylvester Emmanuel. […]

Euro 2016: What I told Bale —Ronaldo

July 7, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he told Gareth Bale after leading Portugal to the Euro 2016 final at the expense of Wales with a 2-0 scoreline. The two most expensive players in the world faced […]

Arsenal set to ship out Nwakali on loan

July 7, 2016

English Premier League side, Arsenal will ship out Nigeria U-20 skipper, Kelechi Nwakali overseas on loan, AfricanFootball.com has exclusively gathered. Nwakali turned 18 last month and he will sign a five-year professional contract with the […]

Euro 2016: Portugal for final

July 6, 2016 Salman Ganiyu

Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday night at Stade de Lyon, France netted his third goal at the ongoing Euro 2016 as Portugal defeated Wales 2-0 to qualify for the final of the tournament. Ronaldo with the […]

Baraje slams NFF on foreign coach

July 6, 2016

Plateau United head coach, Zachary Baraje says he finds it absurd that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is talking about hiring a foreign manager for the Super Eagles despite all the training and re-training done […]

Pistorius sentenced to 6 yrs in jail

July 6, 2016

South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. It comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to […]

Ekofootball stars set for Youdan tourney

July 5, 2016

Barring any unforseen circumstances, Eko Future Stars, the  Lagos State Football Association, (LSFA) developmental team are set to be part of the 2016 Youdan trophy tournament holding this summer in Sheffied, United Kingdom. The invitational […]

Wimbledon 2016: Venus, Serena through to semi-finals

July 5, 2016

Five-time champion Venus Williams reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2009 with victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. Eighth seed Williams – at 36 the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist for 22 years – […]

Musa set for Leicester medical

July 4, 2016

Nigeria star, Ahmed Musa will undergo a medical with Leicester City anytime from now before signing a five-year contract with the Premier League champions. “Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for […]

July 4, 2016

Ghana forward, Jordan Ayew says the Black Stars must claim the trophy at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in order to appease their long-suffering supporters. Ghana is a powerhouse of African […]

Besiktas to end Omeruo’s Chelsea romance

July 4, 2016

Nigeria defender, Kenneth Omeruo will finally end his time at Chelsea when he joins Besiktas on a season-long loan as it is expected the Turkish champions will then give him a three-year permanent contract thereafter. […]

Eagles’ Coach: NFF to release shortlist on Friday

July 3, 2016

THE Nigeria Football Federation will on Friday, 8th July release a short-list of candidates for the vacant position of Super Eagles’ Head Coach. However, the Federation’s Technical and Development Committee has set a deadline of […]

Armed robbers raid Supreme Court FC camp

July 3, 2016

Armed robbers have stormed the camp of Nigeria National League side, Supreme Court FC and took away monies and valuables. The robbers invaded the camp located within Angwashimu area in Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja, […]

Omeruo joins Besiktas on loan

July 2, 2016 Oluwatoba Olaitan

English Premier League club, Chelsea has again loaned out Kenneth Omeruo to Turkish champions, Besiktas ahead of the new season. This will mean his fourth loan spell away since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in […]

Bolt sustains injury ahead Rio Olympics

July 2, 2016

Six-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt has suffered an injury scare ahead of Rio Olympics in Brazil after tearing a hamstring at Jamaica’s Olympic trials. Bolt, 29, sustained the grade-one tear during the first round […]

Messi has abandoned us —Ronaldo

July 1, 2016

World Cup winner and Brazil legend, Ronaldo feels “abandoned” by Lionel Messi and hopes he reneges on his retirement from international football. The Barcelona forward, 29, lost his third major final with Argentina in as […]

Omeruo rejoins Chelsea Monday

July 1, 2016

Nigeria defender, Kenneth Omeruo will rejoin English Premier League side Chelsea on Monday after holidaying in Nigeria and he has not yet agreed personal terms with Turkish champions, Besiktas. “Kenneth will rejoin Chelsea for training […]

Naval Dockyard boat race holds July 6

July 1, 2016

This year’s Naval Dockyard Boat race holds on Wednesday July 6 at the Navy Sailing Club, Ojo, Lagos at 12pm. The Boat Race is being organised by the Navy Sailing Club in conjunction with Naval […]

Quadri tops Commonwealth rankings

June 30, 2016 David

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has become the first African player to top the rankings of players in the Commonwealth. According to the latest rankings released by the technical committee of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), […]

Ibrahimovic confirms Man U move

June 30, 2016

Sweden striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will sign for Manchester United after leaving Paris St-Germain (PSG). The 34-year-old, capped 116 times for his country, was out of contract after four years at the French […]

Fed Cup: Rivers Utd, 3SC clash in Kaduna

June 29, 2016

Nigeria Premier League club sides, Rivers United and Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) headline the round of 16 fixtures in this year’s Federation Cup, as both teams will clash at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna […]

Wenger confirms Vardy’s Arsenal snub

June 19, 2016 David

Jamie Vardy’s  future has been subject to much speculation after Arsenal met his £20 million release clause. Vardy refused to make a decision on a move to the Emirates Stadium before Euro 2016, preferring to […]

Oyo SWAN congratulates new sports commissioner

June 19, 2016 David

THE Sports Writers Assocaition of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State chapter, has congratulated the newly-appointed commissioner for Youth and Sports in the state, Barrister Abayomi Oke. Congratulating Oke on behalf of other members, Chairman of the […]

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