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12 Nigerians in the UEFA Champions League

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has not hidden its desire to cap any Nigerian, wherever that player has been born.

Raymond Ekevwo 

INTERVIEW: How I became Africa’s fastest man — Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo

With an impressive time of 9.96secs, Ekevwo joined the elite list of few Nigerians to have run the 100m under 10secs.

Ghana player Asamoah Gyan celebrates a goal against Portugal during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match in Brazil. EPA/Jose Sena Goulao

How African footballers who play in Europe spend their money

A complex set of factors influence how African footballers make financial decisions about the money they earn abroad.

Blessing Okagbare,

2019 African Games: Okagbare, Oduduru to lead Nigeria’s quest for medals

The country’s big names are all set to compete.

Senegal’s Sadio Mane during the 2019 AFCON final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo. He also plays for Liverpool. [Photo: EPA-EFE/Khaled Elfiqi]

Want to put together a winning AFCON team? Here’s the formula

Drawing panel data from AFCON tournaments held between 1990 and 2017, we studied the performance of 38 African countries

An eight-year-old Stephanie Nigerian girl who recently won gymnastics gold in Pretoria, South Africa

Eight-year-old Nigerian gymnast eyes Olympics

Stephanie is the daughter of veteran Nigerian record producer, Mekoyo.

READING, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Head Coach Frank Lampard Jnr shouts from the sidelines during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Reading and Chelsea at Madejski Stadium on July 28, 2019 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Manchester Utd v Chelsea | Old guard seek to form new legacies

Both managers have very big shoes to fill and great legacies to fulfil.

NIGERIA: Super eagles [PHOTO CREDIT: NFF twitter handle]

Five Nigerian footballers who must make sensible transfer decisions

The hype about Samuel Chukwueze is real. If there were doubters, a good showing in Egypt would have dispelled that.

A previous match between Algeria and Super Eagles of Nigeria

AFCON 2019: How Nigeria and Algeria have fared in past encounters

Nigeria has won eight of the previous encounters while Algeria won seven, with five drawn.

2019 AFCON: Iwobi in motion [Photo:]

Nigeria 1-0 Burundi (Player Ratings): Aina catches the eye with quality performance

Nigeria’s Super Eagles won their first match of the Nations Cup on Saturday.

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Women’s World Cup: Five things Super Falcons need do to beat Germany

In order to have a chance against the two-time world champions, the team must replicate all the good things they did against France and South Korea


11 players to watch at AFCON 2019

Salah’s Liverpool team-mate, Mane, leads a generation of talented Senegalese players.

Super Eagles starting XI - PREMIUM TIMES

Rivalries, veterans and group matches to watch as AFCON kicks off

Egypt meet Zimbabwe in the opening match of the competition.

Nigeria vs France in the Women World Cup

France 2019: VAR takes and gives at Women’s World Cup

…We must remember that laws are made so that existence does not become chaotic…

Relegation: How Remo Stars failed again

Analysts fault the sacking of the coach that took the club back to NPFL.

Super Eagles starting XI agianst Seychelles PHOTO CREDIT PREMIUM TIMES

Five lessons for Super Eagles from Three Lions

In choosing his final 23, Rohr must recognise the fact that teams win tournaments, not just the first 11.

Flying Eagles

Why Nigeria has not won FIFA U-20 World Cup

Lessons have largely gone unlearned for the Nigeria Football Federation and her administrators.

Gyan-Pam winners

Our secret to conquering Nigerian marathon – Couple who won male, female categories

The Nigerian couple got married two weeks before the 10km marathon competition.

Liverpool player, Mohammed Salah. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Conversation]

What to expect from biggest ever Africa Cup of Nations tournament

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, popularly known as Afcon, is the biennial championship in which Africa’s top men’s teams compete for the gold-plated African Nation Cup trophy

INTERVIEW: No more home advantage in Nigerian League – Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena

The footballer says officiating has improved in Nigerian football.

A former Nigeria U-20 coach, John Obuh. [PHOTO CREDIT:]

INTERVIEW: What I expect from Nigeria at FIFA U20 World Cup – Ex Flying Eagles Coach

The ex-coach speaks on why he thinks an African team may win the prestigious cup this time around.

FIFA World Cup Trophy

FIFA U-20 World Cup: 504 players to compete for honours

The tournament holds from May 23 to June 15 in Poland.

Serena Williams

Serena withdraws from Italian Open with knee injury

The 37-year-old American world number 11 was due to face sister, Venus.

Divock Origi. [PHOTO CREDIT: CBS Sports]

Origi: The Liverpool prodigal son has finally come good

“Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were injured but Origi stood tall and delivered.”

Stoke City sign Super Eagles midfielder, Etebo

Fans ‘beg’ Etebo after winning Stoke City Award

Some have interpreted Etebo’s appreciation message as a valedictory speech.