Football

Golden Eaglets tackle Botswana in pre-AYC friendly matches

The Nigerian boys gear up for the African U-17 Championship taking place in Morocco.

Golden Eaglets win year’s first friendly

The Golden Eaglets are gearing up for the 2013 African Under-17 championship. The National Under-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, on Wednesday started the year 2013 on a winning note with a 6-1 score line against Bob Osim Academy in their first practice match after resuming their third-phase closed camp in Calabar. The Eaglets are gearing […]

Golden Eaglets gear up for Botswana friendly

The Nigerian U17 side is preparing for the African championship.

Manchester City downs Chelsea with emphatic 2-0 win

With 11 matches to be played, City remains in the race for another title

Obuh picks Ajagun as Flying Eagles skipper for AYC 2013

Ajagun was part of Nigeria’s winning squad in 2011. Dolphins of Port Harcourt midfielder, Abduljaleel Ajagun, has been named captain of Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles. The new skipper was part of Coach John Obuh’s all conquering side in 2011 that won the last African Youth Championship in South Africa. Ajagun is hoping he […]

Egypt’s Al-Ahly win CAF Super Cup

Al-Ahly are the current African club champions. Egyptian giant, Al Ahly, on Saturday, defeated AC Leopards of Congo to win the CAF Super Cup. Al Ahly, current CAF Champions League winners, defeated the Congolese team, current CAF Confederation Cup winners, 2-1. The match was played at the Bog El Arab Stadium in the port city […]

Man Utd close-in on EPL title with QPR win

Manchester City host Chelsea on Sunday. Manchester United are 15 points ahead in the English Premier League, EPL, after recording a 2-0 win over bottom side, Queens Park Rangers, on Saturday at the Old Trafford. A stunning strike from Rafael and a late Ryan Giggs goal moved the Red Devils to a touching distance of […]

Flying Eagles land in Tunisia

The Nigerian side arrived Tunisia on Saturday. The Flying Eagles arrived in Tunisia on Saturday afternoon for a 17-day training camp preparatory to next month’s African Youth Championship in next-door Algeria. The squad of 38 players and officials touched down at 1.30 p.m. local time on board Egypt Air from Cairo, where they played two […]

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Breaking news: Ghanaian footballer, John Pantsil, stabs wife

Ghanaian and Hapoel Tel Aviv player, John Pantsil, has reportedly stabbed his wife in the eye. The defender, who last played a game on February 9 at the African Cup of Nations, stabbed her because she allegedly stole $20, 000 (N3 million) from him. The Ghanaian police has confirmed they have Pantsil in their custody. […]

AFCON 2019: Nigeria not bidding to host

NFF SAYS Nigeria will not bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said Nigeria will not bid to host the 2019 African Nations Cup, AFCON. The NFF Executive Secretary, Musa Amadu, said this on Thursday in his Abuja office. “We are not bidding for the Nations cup […]

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We did not place 1 million Euro on Oboabona- Sunshine management

Oboabona was one of the revelations of the Nigerian squad at AFCON 2013 The management of Sunshine Football International Club on Thursday denied a media report that it had placed a 1 million Euro price tag on its African Nations cup winning defender, Godfrey Oboabona. The Chairman of the Ondo State Football Agency, the body […]

AfCON 2015 qualifiers: Nigeria could draw Cameroon, Egypt

AFCON 2015 games will hold in Morocco. Nigeria may be drawn with former African Champions, Cameroon and Egypt, for the qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released the seeding for the draw for the qualifiers which expectedly sees champions Nigeria in pot 1, […]

Flying Eagles defeat Egypt in Cairo

The Nigerian youth team put up a good performance against the Egyptians. The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, won their friendly match against Egypt with a two goal margin. The match was played at the Degla Stadium in Cairo, the country’s capital. The Flying Eagles put up a good performance against the bigger looking […]

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UEFA CL: Ghanaian duo sink Barcelona

The two Ghanaians scored the goals that sunk Barcelona. The Ghanaian duo of Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored one goal each as AC Milan secured a famous 2-0 win over Barcelona at the San Siro in a first leg Round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie. Barcelona were denied their free flowing style […]

Super Eagles to resume camping first week of March

Nigeria continues preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles will, in the first week of March, resume camping for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kenya, which is slated for the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on March 23. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, General Secretary, Musa Amadu, confirmed on […]

AYC 2013: John Obuh releases 30 provisional names

The Nigerian team are the defending champions of the competition. Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles, have named a 30-man provisional squad for the African Youth Championship. The AYC 2013 will kick off in Algeria on March 17 with Nigeria as the defending Champion of the Tournament. The Head Coach, John Obuh, released the 30 […]

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Former Super Eagles Director, Laloko, hails Keshi for ending “Big boy” football

Mr. Laloko believes Nigeria’s key to winning the nations cup was using local based players. A former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Kashimawo Laloko, has praised the Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, for ending the “Era of Big Boy” football in Nigeria. Mr. Laloko’s remark came against the backdrop of the Super […]

Six nations bid to host 2019 AFCON

A total of six countries are bidding to the host the 2019 African Nations Cup finals but the Confederation of African Football are refusing to name them. “We have had expression of interests but we have no yet began the process for the bidding candidates, so we cannot release any names,” said CAF general secretary […]

Flying Eagles play goalless draw with Benin Republic

The Nigerian youth team are preparing for an African tournament to hold in March. Nigeria’s Flying Eagles were on Saturday in Abuja held to a goalless draw by their Benin counterparts in a warm-up game preparatory to the African Youth championship in Algeria. The Flying Eagles played a man short after 63 minutes when a […]

FA Cup: Blackburn knocks out Arsenal

Arsenal may end the season trophyless again. Championship side, Blackburn Rovers, Saturday, stunned Premier League giants, Arsenal, inside the Emirates as they ran away with a lone goal victory to send the Gunners out of this year’s FA Cup. Before Saturday’s shocking defeat, Arsene Wenger had never lost to lower league opposition in the FA […]

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Kano Pillars get good start in CAF Champions League

The Nigerian champions defeated their central African Republic opponent convincingly. One of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars, on Saturday got their campaign in the continent’s biggest club football competition on a bright note as they secured a 5-1 win in their first round, first leg game against Olympique de Bangui of […]

Osaze sacks agent

The Nigerian striker announced his decision on Friday.

Why Nigeria is still ranked below Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali despite winning AFCON

Find out how FIFA ranks team through a simple arithmetic.

Delta Governor names Asaba Stadium after Keshi, pours naira on Super Eagles

Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has toed the Federal Government’s line, rewarding members of the victorios Super Eagles team to the just concluded African cup of Nations with millions of naira. At the reception held at the Asaba international event center,  Mr. Uduaghan also named the Asaba stadium after the team coach, Stephen Keshi, an indigine […]

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No going back on foreign technical director, says Nigeria Football Federation

The Nigeria Football Federation said it still intends to hire a foreign technical director.