Football

Flying Eagles play friendly as battle for shirts intensifies

 Each player is battling hard to win a spot in the U-20 squad.

Nigeria’s SuperSand Eagles lose to Cote d’Ivoire, qualify for semi-finals

Nigeria on Friday at El-Jadida in Morocco lost 4-5 to Cote d’Ivoire, to finish second in Group B of the CAF Qualifier for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. The loss meant the SuperSand Eagles who still progressed, will now face perennial foes Senegal, in the first semi-final match of the competition on Saturday […]

Divergent views trail autonomy for Nigerian football at Senate hearing

The Sports ministry countered the call for autonomy. Divergent views were expressed at the hearing of the Senate Committee on Sports in Abuja on Wednesday. The public hearing was to discuss the pending bill on the Nigeria Football Federation currently before lawmakers. The bill, which had already passed two hearings at the House of Representatives […]

World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana names 25-man squad against Sudan, Lesotho

The squad has four Ghanaian based players.

NFF axes Rivers State teams from Federation Cup

The NFF gave two reasons for its action. The two Rivers State teams meant to compete in the 2013 Federations Cup; Sharks FC and Dolphin FC of Port Harcourt have both been axed by the Nigeria Football Federation from the competition. Rising from a meeting on Wednesday to look at the issues around the Rivers […]

Supersand Eagles beat Libya 8-4

The Nigerian side currently top Group B. Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles lived up to their pre-match billing by trouncing the Beach Soccer team of Libya, 8-4, in their opening match of Group B of the African Beach Soccer Championship in El Jadida, Morocco on Wednesday. Emeka Ogbonna was the star performer with a hat-trick, while veteran […]

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Nigerian League: Pillars back on top after Kaduna United victory

The Kano Pillars fought hard for three points in their game against Kaduna United. Kano Pillars are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after battling a 3-2 victory over Northern rivals, Kaduna United, on Wednesday May 22. The three points from Wednesday’s game means Pillars are now on 25 points […]

Ex- Nigerian International, Fuludu, supports N150, 000 minimum wage for local players

 Mr. Fuludu says the implementation of N150, 000 minimum salary structure will motivate Nigerian players to stay in the local club.

Jonathan splashes cash on Golden Eaglets

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, splashed cash gifts on the Golden Eaglets team that won the silver medals at the recently concluded CAF U-17 championship in Algeria. The team, which, by virtue of its performance at the competition also qualified for the 2013 U-17 World Cup Finals to […]

Nigeria to face Egypt, Ivory Coast others at Africa Beach Soccer tourney

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles hope to bring the trophy to the country.

Pay in two weeks or lose Agbim, Warri Wolves warn Rangers

Warri Wolves said Rangers have violated an agreement.

Flying Eagles win second friendly match

The Nigeria U20’s defeated their opponents 3-0.

After losing to Heartland, Shooting Stars places technical crew under close watch

Shooting Stars of Ibadan lost at home 0-2 to Heartland of Owerri.

Coach Alex Ferguson bids Manchester United farewell in moving speech

Coach Alex Ferguson has said goodbye to Manchester United in a moving speech he gave at Old Trafford as his team celebrated the club’s 20th title. He gave the speech May 12 after his team defeated Swansea 2-1 to lift the trophy. At today’s game, Man U drew 5-5 with Westbrom. Find the speech, as reported […]

Flying Eagles name provisional list for FIFA U-20 World Cup finals

The Nigerian under-20 men football team, the Flying Eagles, on Saturday named a 30-man provisional squad ahead of next month’s FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Turkey. Sammy Audu, the team’s Media Officer, said in a statement in Abuja that the squad includes 18 players which played at the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria […]

Turkey 2013: Obuh names 30-.man provisional squad

six players are from overseas clubs.

Ahmed Musa wins League title in Russia

The latest achievement is  the first league crown for CSKA since 2006.

Beckham to play on Saturday as Ancelotti yet to decide PSG future

The former England captain will retire from football at end of season.

Lampard extends Chelsea deal

 Lampard is the highest goal score for Chelsea with 203  goals.

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FIFA appoints Howard Webb, nine other referees for Confederations Cup

The competition will hold from June 15 to 30.

Nigerian League: Heartland FC break four-year jinx in Ibadan

Heartland won the game in Ibadan, 2-0.

Chelsea make history with Europa League triumph

Chelsea defeated Benfica, 2-1. Chelsea on Wednesday night made history at the Amsterdam Arena as they emerged as the first team to win the UEFA Champions League and then the Europa League back-to-back after defeating Benfica 2-1 in a thrilling final match. Fernando Torres shot the Blues ahead in the 59th minute, but Benfica were […]

Nigeria U20 to play Brazil at Toulons Tournament in Turkey

The youngsters will also play against Portugal and Mexico.

Mikel, Moses, 23 others named to face Mexico

The Nigerian Super Eagles will play against the Mexican National Team on Friday.

Rio Ferdinand retires from international football

The defender played 81 games for the English national team.