Friday 29 June 2018

VAR achieved 99.3 percent correct decisions in group stage– FIFA

FIFA said video assistant referee (VAR) crews conducted checks on 335 incidents during the World Cup group stage, helping achieve a 99.3 percent rate of correct decisions.

Thursday 28 June 2018

Nwora releases D’Tigers final list for World Cup qualifiers

The Head Coach of the men’s senior National team Alex Nwora has released his final team list for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers taking centre stage this weekend.

Tiebreaker rule! Senegal out of World Cup due to more yellow cards

Japan lost to Poland 1-0 in its final match of the group stage, but thanks to Colombia's 1-0 win over Senegal and an uncommon World Cup tiebreaker rule, the Blue Samurai are through to the round of 16 as Group H's runner-up over the African nation.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nigeria out of World Cup with late victory for Argentina

Argentina have booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup at Nigeria's expense with a late 2-1 win at the Krestovsky Stadium this evening.

Mikel reveals: I chose Chelsea, and four other lives changed that day

John Obi Mikel has lifted the lid on why he chose Chelsea over Manchester United 12 years ago. Sir Alex Ferguson thought he had won the race for the talented Nigerian's signature in 2006, and he was even pictured in a United shirt, only for him to join Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge instead.
And the 31-year-old has revealed that he made the move to the Blues in order to help some of his countrymen find a club.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Higuain set to start against Nigeria

Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain is set to start for Argentina against Nigeria in the last World Cup Group D match, with Paulo Dybala set to be benched again.

Salah considering retiring from Egypt duty

Mohamed Salah is considering retiring from Egypt duty following the controversy surrounding him posing for photographs with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

FIFA name Cakır to officiate Nigeria vs Argentina clash

FIFA has named Turkish referee Cüneyt çakır to take charge of the Nigeria's last Group D match at the 2018 World Cup against Argentina which will be held at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

Ighalo: Argentina match will be a war

Odion Ighalo has said that he expects Nigeria's Group D showdown with Argentina to be like "a war" as both teams battle for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.

Musa: Leicester City never gave me a chance

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has slammed accusations of being a failure at Leicester City by stating that he was never given a chance at the King Power Stadium.

World Cup: Japan hold Senegal to 2-2 draw

Japan have twice come from behind to record a 2-2 draw with Senegal in Sunday's World Cup clash in Yekaterinburg.

2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers rely on Diogu’s leadership

If everything works out as planned, D’Tigers team will be relying on the quality leadership and experience of team captain, Ike Diogu when they file out for their FIBA Men’s World Cup qualifiers in Lagos.

Kane praises team-mates for England 6-1 win against Panama

Harry Kane praised his team-mates for the professional manner in which they dealt with Panama as they cruised to a 6-1 victory to qualify for the last 16.Gareth Southgate’s side are level on points with Belgium who they play on Thursday.

Argentina coach's notebook reveals tactical work ahead of Nigeria clash

Jorge Sampaoli has inadvertently revealed Argentina's tactical work on the training ground ahead of their critical World Cup showdown with Nigeria next week.

Argentina crisis: Messi, Mascherano to choose players against Nigeria, as coach demoted

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his fellow players will select the team that will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a much anticipated World Cup last Group D match on Tuesday night after coach Jorge Sampaoli was demoted by the country’s football authority, according to media reports.

Friday 22 June 2018

Ahmed Musa wins Man of the Match award

By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has emerged the Man of the Match following his wonderful display in his team’s 2-0 win over Iceland in the World Cup Group D second game on Friday, reports.

Argentina players want coach Sampaoli sack before Nigeria game

Argentina players want Jorge Sampaoli kicked out before Argentina’s last game against Nigeria, with Sergio Aguero hitting out at his manager after the crushing defeat by Croatia.

Okocha credits Rohr for Eagles’ win

By Taofeek Babalola

Former International Austin Okocha has attributed Super Eagles’ win over Iceland to coach Gernot Rohr’s tactical genius.

Super Eagles deserved the win over Iceland, says Rohr

By Taofeek Babalola

Coach Gernot Rohr was pleased with his side’s all-round performance against Iceland in the FIFA World Cup second Group D game on Friday, insisting that the Super Eagles deserved their 2-0 win.

Super Eagles beat Iceland to keep World Cup hopes alive

Nigeria moved up to second in Group D and helped Argentina out by beating Iceland 2-0 on Friday. Leicester striker Ahmed Musa scored both goals as Super Eagles had to avoid defeat in Volgograd to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

Thursday 21 June 2018

Croatia thrash Argentina to progress into second round of World Cup

Croatia have booked themselves a place in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a remarkable 3-0 win over Argentina in Group D at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium this evening.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Nwagua cherishes partnership with Lokosa

.Says friendship is beyond the pitch
By Taofeek Babalola

Nwagua Nyima has described his striking partnership with Kano Pillars’ teammate Junior Lokosa as ordained by God.

Sunday 10 June 2018

Lokosa scores 19th goal of the season

Junior Lokosa’s goal, four minutes after the restart, earned Kano Pillars a point against Rivers United in a feisty, entertaining 1-1 draw in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday.

Monday 4 June 2018

Nwankwo Kanu robbed in Russia

Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu had $11 000 stolen from his luggage in Russia as he arrived for a World Cup curtain-raiser.

Super Falcons’ delegation lands in Banjul

The delegation of Senior Women National Team of Nigeria, Super Falcons, has arrived in Banjul, capital of The Gambia, on Monday, ahead of Wednesday’s 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia’s Senior Women Team.

MFM FC dedicate away victory to Adeyemi

Officials and players of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos have dedicated their 1-0 away win against FC IfeanyiUbah to the director of the team Emmanuel Adeyemi who turned a year older on Saturday.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Sunshine Stars hold Rivers United in Port Harcourt

Plucky Sunshine Stars put up a defensive masterclass on Sunday to hold Rivers United to a goalless draw in a largely one-sided Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) contest decided at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt. 

Iwobi confident Eagles will improve

By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has assured Nigerians that the team will do well at the World Cup in Russia despite their 2-1 defeat to England in Saturday’s international friendly game at the Wembley Stadium, reports.   

Ola Aina, Agu dropped as Rohr names Eagles' 23-man squad

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has finally named Nigeria’s 23-man squad on Sunday to compete at the World Cup in Russia, with Ola Aina and Mikel Agu were left out of the team, reports.