Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has taken to his Instagram page to share an incredible message to his father’s biggest rival, Lionel Messi.The Real Madrid star’s son met his hero at the Fifa best awards in October, when his dad swept home the main prize.Ronaldo also made the best XI of the...
Less than 24 hours of resumption of sales of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets, a total of 1,318,109 tickets have been requested for. Ticket sales for the World football tournament in Russia resumed on Wednesday exclusively on FIFA.com/tickets and the excitement sparked by Friday’s final draw brought another wave...
Croatian coach, Boris Pučić, believes his side will thrash Nigeria in their 2018 World Cup fixture on June 16.Speaking on Tuesday, he wrote Nigeria off, saying the only star player in the squad is Victor Moses.”Obi Mikel plays in China, Moses has been injured for some time and has...
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has said that Paul Pogba will feature in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow.Mourinho refused to confirm if they have appealed against Pogba’s red card, which he was shown in their 3-1 win at Arsenal, for a challenge on Hector Bellerin.“He’s very happy...
Nigerian super eagles to play Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland in Group D for the 2018 FIFA world Cup.Group H: Poland - Colombia - Senegal - JapanGroup G: Belgium - England - Tunisia - PanamaGroup F: Germany - Mexico - Sweden - KoreanGroup E: Brazil - Switzerland - Costa Rica...
The Director-General of Pepsi Football Academy, PFA, Coach Kashimawo Laloko has spoken of incidents that suggested he was not happy with the conducts of Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, as regards the academy.The Chinese Tianjin TEDA midfielder is a PFA alumnus.But according to the  former Technical Director of the...
An Italian court has sentenced the former Manchester City and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013.A Milan court ruled that Robinho and five other Brazilians assaulted the woman, who was 22 at the...
Former Super Eagles star, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has drawn the curtain on his glittering career on the day he clocked 35.Aiyegbeni has been a free agent since April after being released by Coventry City where he was reduced to three appearances due to an ankle injury.Yet, not too many Nigerians...
Defending champions Real Madrid crushed APOEL Nicosia 6-0 in Cyprus on Tuesday night.Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice for Madrid, while Luka Modric and Nacho also got on the scoresheet.Liverpool threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Sevilla.Raheem Sterling struck late, as Manchester City beat...
According to English tabloid, The Sun, the Super Eagles are not the preferred rival that the Three Lions will want to face amongst the teams in Pot 4, which also contains Serbia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea and Saudi Arabia.The best case scenario that will see the Three Lions...
Nigeria and Argentina played each other in the 2014, 2010, 2002 and 1994 World Cups with the Argentines winning every one of those meetings by a single goal.Get information of the live update from the pre-World Cup friendly between Nigeria and Argentina below; 72′ Nigeria are sitting deep again and...
For the first time since 1958, Italy won't be participating in a World Cup.Italy played to a 0-0 draw with Sweden in a World Cup qualifying play-off second leg on Monday, falling 1-0 on aggregate to miss out on Russia 2018.Gian Piero Ventura's men were beaten 1-0 in Stockholm...
South Africa’s defender Dean Furman (L) fights for the ball with Senegal’s midfielder Sadio Mane during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Africa Group D qualifying football match between South Africa and Senegal. PHILL MAGAKOE / AFPEnglish Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal...
U.S. soccer star Hope Solo has accused former FIFA President Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulting her in 2013 during the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony.Blatter’s accusation comes at a when the entertainment industry especially the Hollywood is enmeshed in various sexual scandal.Solo, a former goalkeeper of the U.S. women’s national...
Mikel Obi has opened up on the sensational wrangle between Manchester United and Chelsea which saw him sign deals with both clubs before giving in to Roman Abramovich and saying “no” to Sir Alex Ferguson, twice, Daily Mail reports.Mikel’s eventual move to the Premier League as one of the...
Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his team’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue, the West Yorkshire club have said.Towards the end of the National League North match, attended by 533 spectators, Crocombe was given a red card by the referee. A supporter is...
Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has retained his heavyweight title. Joshua defeated Carlos Takam in the 10th round of a pulsating bout on Saturday night. Joshua said in a post-match interview: “I was breaking him down round by round. “I think people wanted to see him (Takam) on the floor. “That was my...
World best!!! Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA World Player of the Year. The stunning exploits of the 32-year-old Portugal international saw him clinch the award ahead of rival and Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi and PSG’s Neymar.The ceremony took at Monday in London. His coach and Real Madrid...
Three –time African champions Nigeria and two –time world champions Argentina will play an international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th November 2017, in Krasnodar Arena Stadium.NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed at the weekend that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to...
Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side have suffered a shocking 2 – 1 defeat to promoted Huddersfield Town on Saturday.At the other end, Manchester City defeated Burnley 3-0 to moved five points clear on the Premier League table.Huddersfield’s Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre scored at the John Smith’s...
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has fired back at Jose Mourinho, telling the Manchester United manager to “think about his own team”.Conte had spoken about the many injuries in his squad, ahead of his side’s 3-3 Champions League draw with Roma on Wednesday.After United’s 1-0 win at Benfica, Mourinho hit...
Nigeria will be paid a total of $12.5 million by FIFA for qualifying for Russia 2018 with $2.5 million of this amount paid for the Eagles to prepare adequately for the football showpiece.Coach Gernot Rohr has warned against another pay strike at the World Cup if the country hoped...
Choirul Huda, a goalkeeper, has tragically died after he collided with his Persela team-mate Ramon Rodrigues during a match.The 38-year-old was in action for his side in the Indonesia Super League against Semen Padang when the incident happened during the first half.According to The Sun UK, Huda was declared...
The ongoing final phase of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers has thrown up a lot of surprises and shocks. Some teams considered by many as underdogs have found their way to Russia, and some big guns would be absent because they just could not qualify.Whatever angle you view it...
World's football governing body ,FIFA and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening.FIFA is reacting to photographs showing the Zambia fans displaying a banner,’H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU’ in...
Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after they beat Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.The first half of the encounter ended goalless, with the Chipolopolo the better side, troubling the Super Eagles...
Suoer Eagles has qualified for the 2018 world cup in Russiia
A 74th-minute strike from substitute Alex Iwobi against the Chipolopolo of Zambia has earned Nigeria a ticket to the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia.Iwobi, who came in for Moses Simon, also scored in the first leg in Ndola. 
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s new partners, Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group has pumped up the Super Eagles’ spirit by bringing back the much–loved ‘Man of The Match’ award, ahead of today’s crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia.The company’s Executive Director, Onyekachi Onubogu said the award, now...
Bundesliga giant, Bayern Munich has named Jupp Heynckes as head coach until the end of the 2017/18 season following the sack of Carlo Ancelotti last week. The German champion made the announcement on their website on Thursday. The 72-year-old retired from football following the 2012/13 season, in which he led...
Some top Super Eagles players have arrived camp ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers Third round match between Nigeria and Zambia.The match will take place on Saturday, 7 October, by 5:00 PM at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.The players in camp at the moment include...
By Oma AkatugbaCarlo Ancelotti may not have had the perfect start to the season at Bayern Munich, but he has shown his sense of humour remains perfect.And he has also claimed to have a soft spot for the Nigerian football fans, many of whom will be tuned in to...
Michy Batshuayi scored with the final kick of the game to give Chelsea a 2-1 win away to Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group C on Wednesday.Chelsea had the wide majority of chances in the first half, most notably Eden Hazard's deflected shot from distance striking the postBut Atletico...