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Pogba back with a bang as United dazzle in EPL •Arsenal win derby

Pogba back with a bang as United dazzle in EPL •Arsenal win derby Paul Pogba marked his comeback with a goal and an assist as Manchester United fought back to beat Newcastle United 4-1 on Saturday and stay on Manchester City’s tail. Sidelined since mid-September by a hamstring injury, France midfielder Pogba made a decisive return as Jose Mourinho’s side restored the eight-point gap...... more

Nigeria qualifies for Winter Olympics for the first time ever

Nigeria qualifies for Winter Olympics for the first time ever Nigeria’s women’s bobsled team, consisting  the trio of Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere,  has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The three-member team — which was only formed in 2016 — is the first to represent Nigeria at the winter event, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in...... more

Super Eagles demolish Argentina 4-2 in Russia

Super Eagles demolish Argentina 4-2 in Russia Sergio Aguero moved clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring list before Jorge Sampaoli’s side fell apart in the second half. Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar. Sergio Aguero...... more

3 things to look out for when Super Eagles face Argentina this evening in Russia

3 things to look out for when Super Eagles face Argentina this evening in Russia Few countries, especially those from different continents, have met each other more than Nigeria and Argentina. They have met at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23 and senior level, dating back to 1993 when Nigeria’s U17s played Argentina for the first time. A year later, the senior sides met at the 1994 World Cup...... more

Italy fails to qualify for World Cup for the first time in almost 60 years

Italy fails to qualify for World Cup for the first time in almost 60 years One of world football’s most storied – and successful – teams will not be heading to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Italy, who have appeared at the finals of every World Cup since missing out in 1958, were held to a goalless draw by Sweden in Milan. The Swedes advance...... more

Messi pulls out of Nigeria-Argentina showdown

Messi pulls out of Nigeria-Argentina showdown Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday after withdrawing from the team to return to Barcelona. Captain Messi played the full 90 minutes of Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Russia on Saturday, playing a role in Sergio Aguero’s late winner in Moscow. However, the 30-year-old will not travel to...... more

Rampaging Eagles held in final World Cup qualifier in Algeria

Rampaging Eagles held in final World Cup qualifier in Algeria Already-qualified Nigeria failed to finish their preliminary campaign on a winning note but got in some good preparation for next year’s World Cup in a feisty 1-1 draw away at Algeria on Friday. Nigeria had already secured qualification last month and without the injured Victor Moses, and John Obi Mikel on...... more

Super Eagles land in Algeria for 2018 World Cup qualifier

Super Eagles land in Algeria for 2018 World Cup qualifier The Super Eagles have arrived in Constantine ahead of Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup final qualifying round clash with the Fennecs of Algeria. After a three-day camp in the Moroccan city of Rabat, the Super Eagles took off for Constantine on Thursday morning. According to a post on the Super Eagles...... more

Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence holds Dec. 2 in Lagos

Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence holds Dec. 2 in Lagos The Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence (NASE) has been scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. A statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday and signed by Prince Isidore Oduah, Chairman of the Award Committee, explained that the awards is designed to reward sportsmen and women...... more

Emenalo quits key role at Chelsea

Emenalo quits key role at Chelsea Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has left Stamford Bridge after playing a key backroom role for a decade, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 52-year-old former Nigeria international has been one of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s key lieutenants, overseeing player and manager recruitment during a turbulent period that he...... more

Man City crush Arsenal as Chelsea humble Man United

Man City crush Arsenal as Chelsea humble Man United Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his side’s “amazing” run of form after they outclassed Arsenal to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. City have won nine consecutive league matches, a club record for a single season, have progressed to the knockout stage of the...... more

Obafemi Martins donates 200 wheel chairs, 3,240 crutches, other health equipment to Lagos State Government

Obafemi Martins donates 200 wheel chairs, 3,240 crutches, other health equipment to Lagos State Government Nigeria Football international, Obafemi Martins on Thursday donated health equipment worth several millions of naira to the Lagos State Government, saying it was part of his philanthropic gestures to give back to the society. Among the equipment donated by Martins, through his foundation, Obafemi Martins Foundation (OMF), include 200 Wheel Chairs,...... more

Wike has exceeded expectations — Obuah •Bags Patron, Nigeria Football Supporters Club

Wike has exceeded expectations — Obuah •Bags Patron, Nigeria Football Supporters Club The Founder and Sole Sponsor of Go-Round Football Club of Omoku, Bro. Felix Obuah, has described Governor Nyesom Wike as a pillar of sports who has exceeded the expectations of Rivers people and Nigerians at large in the development of sports. Obuah stated this while receiving members of the Nigeria Football...... more

Rohr calls up Mikel, Musa, 22 others for Algeria, Argentina games

  Rohr calls up Mikel, Musa, 22 others for Algeria, Argentina games  Team captain Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Ogenyi Onazi headline the list of 24 players which Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has invited for the team’s two upcoming matches. The Nigerian senior men football team visit Algeria next week in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, and also take on Argentina...... more

Joshua knocks out Takam to retain world heavyweight boxing titles

Joshua knocks out Takam to retain world heavyweight boxing titles Nigerian-born pugilist Anthony Joshua on Saturday night successfully defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by wearing down a game Carlos Takam with a controversial 10th-round Technical Knockout at a raucous Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The Briton, 28, damaged his nose after a heavy head collision early on and...... more

Man City kill off West Brom to hold on to Premier League top spot •Man U back to winning ways

 Man City kill off West Brom to hold on to Premier League top spot •Man U back to winning ways Sergio Aguero was left waiting to become Manchester City’s outright all-time leading goal-scorer as his side remained five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday. Aguero was named on the bench as City saw off West Bromwich Albion 3-2, having failed to surpass the club record...... more

Ronaldo is FIFA World Best Player of the Year

Ronaldo is FIFA World Best Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best Fifa men's player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year,...... more

Super Eagles, Argentina to clash on Nov. 14

Super Eagles, Argentina to clash on Nov. 14 Three-time African champions Nigeria and two-time world champions Argentina will face off in a high-profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on November 14. A statement by the Communications Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday indicated that the match’s venue is the Krasnodar Arena Stadium. It...... more

Man City move 5 points clear at the top of EPL, Man Utd lose, Chelsea rally

Man City move 5 points clear at the top of EPL, Man Utd lose, Chelsea rally Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as second-placed Manchester United’s unbeaten run surprisingly ended at Huddersfield Town. City’s quality eventually shone through in a 3-0 home win against Burnley as Sergio Aguero equalled the club’s all-time scoring record. The Argentine tucked in a first-half...... more

Champions League: Spurs surprise Real Madrid, Man City win, Liverpool run riot with goals

Champions League: Spurs surprise Real Madrid, Man City win, Liverpool run riot with goals Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane’s own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu, but Ronaldo converted a spot-kick shortly...... more

Go Round FC zooms into top tier of Nigerian football

Go Round FC zooms into top tier of Nigerian football A 4-0 bashing of already relegated First Bank FC of Lagos on Sunday ensured Go Round FC will play Nigeria Professional Football League Football (NPFL) football next season. Shadrack Oghale got a brace and there was one goal each from Ekunta Etenfa and Nelson Esor to wrap up victory for Go...... more

Akwa United subdue Niger Tornadoes to emerge Aiteo Cup champions

Akwa United subdue Niger Tornadoes to emerge Aiteo Cup champions   Akwa United beat Niger Tornadoes on penalties to win the 2017 Aiteo Cup (Federation Cup) after a 0-0 draw in Sunday’s final in Lagos. Striker Gabriel Okechukwu scored the decisive spot-kick in sudden death to win the shoot-out 3-2 after both teams failed to score in a drab match. Substitute...... more

Morocco replaces Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts

Morocco replaces Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organisers announced on Sunday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. They replace Kenya, who had their rights to host withdrawn by CAF due to a lack of...... more

Man City humble Stoke as Chelsea, Arsenal fall

  Man City humble Stoke as Chelsea, Arsenal fall On a dismal day for Chelsea and Arsenal, manager Pep Guardiola could not hide his joy as his team Manchester City walloped Stoke 7-2 to open up a two-point lead at the top of the English Premier League (EPL). Guardiola described City’s performance against Stoke as the finest since he became...... more

FIFA gets 3.5 million ticket requests for 2018 World Cup

FIFA gets 3.5 million ticket requests for 2018 World Cup FIFA said 3.5m requests have been made for tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it dropped the curtains on the first sales period. The football governing body said ticket requests had been high since September 14, with most of the applications coming from Russia. International...... more

Angry football commentator walks out live on air to protest poor refereeing

Angry football commentator walks out live on air to protest poor refereeing A Russian TV football commentator became so enraged over the refereeing of a first division football match that he walked out halfway through the second half, leaving viewers to watch the remainder listening to dead air. During the televised match between Russian first division teams Torpedo Vladimir and Tekstilshchik Ivanovo, finely...... more

Obiano, Okowa hail Super Eagles for picking 2018 World Cup ticket

Obiano, Okowa hail Super Eagles for picking 2018 World Cup ticket The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, and his Delta State counterpart, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, have hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for emerging as the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Describing the qualification as “historic”, Governor Obiano observed that the Super...... more

Super Eagles Coach shifts focus to World Cup after Zambia triumph

Super Eagles Coach shifts focus to World Cup after Zambia triumph Gernot Rohr is not carried away by Nigeria’s victory over Zambia and has turned his attention to the 2018 Fifa World Cup. Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Chipolopolo thanks to Alex Iwobi’s second-half strike meant the Super Eagles will represent Africa at the global football showpiece. While admitting that the encounter...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles qualify for 2018 World Cup

BREAKING NEWS: Super Eagles qualify for 2018 World Cup Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, on Saturday evening became the first African team to book a ticket for the Russia 2018 FIFA World. The Nigerians, who still have a match to play, snatched the sole Group B ticket after a hard-won lone goal victory over arch rivals the...... more

World Cup Ticket: Eagles face epic Zambia test in Uyo

World Cup Ticket: Eagles face epic Zambia test in Uyo  Nigeria will look to take a decisive step toward qualifying for the 2018 World Cup when they host Zambia in Uyo on Saturday evening. The Group B match will be held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, kick-off at 6pm CAT. The equation is very simple for Nigeria: they come into...... more

 

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