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Arsenal v Man. United Preview: Can Emery stop Solksjaer’s juggernaut?

Arsenal and Manchester United are tied on the same points in the English Premier League, though United have the greater momentum.

Rangers secure dramatic victory over Kano Pillars to win 2018 Aiteo Cup

The long, tortuous road to new football season in Nigeria

With no start date in sight, some players have left the country to play in other leagues.

Year 2018 in Sports: Nigerians’ joy, heartache, regrets

One of the highpoints of 2018 for Nigeria was its debut appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Napoli defender, Kalidou Koulibaly. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Mail]

The complex, interwoven marriage between racism and football

None of the major league would have grown into the cash behemoths they are today without the mixture of playing and coaching personnel from all around the world.

Team Delta

ANALYSIS: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly sides of the 19th National Sports Festival

Aside the drawbacks, the Abuja Festival had memorable performances that would linger in the minds of many.

Victor Moses celebrates goal

Moses’ Chelsea C of O has again been revoked, it’s time to move

Victor Moses has gone from a seldom-seen outcast to key player to seldom-seen outcast again, in a topsy-turvy Chelsea career.

Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager.

Klopp may have catalysed three Mourinho sackings

“Borussia Dortmund humiliated Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.”

NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick

ANALYSIS: The NFF and the aberration called Nigeria Professional Football League

The NPFL was stopped just before the start of Russia 2018.

Jose Mourinho on his appointment as Manchester United Manager.

Mourinho: The ‘Special One’ fast fading into a ‘Special Past’

The latest affront to Manchester United fans was the way and manner Liverpool took their team to the cleaners on Sunday.


At 2018 National Sports Festival, age is no barrier as six and 56-year-old athletes compete

Deborah, the youngest at the festival, was barely six months old when the last edition of the National Sports Festival was held in Lagos in 2012.

National Sports Festival (Day 4 Wrap): More swimming medals give Team Delta early lead

Two festival record times were broken by a Delta State athlete


What Super Falcons must do to represent Nigeria well at 2019 World Cup — Gov. Okowa

The Delta governor also hails NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, at 45


Five things we learned about Falcons in Ghana

The only departments that had a pass mark from the 11th Africa Women’s Cup of Nations were the goalkeeper and the centre-back pairing.

Super Falcons Champs

How Super Falcons players fared in AWCON final

Many of the Falcons players had a good match against a formidable South Africa.


AWCON 2019: Five things learnt about Nigeria’s Falcons

On the evidence of their displays in their four matches, the Falcons will be in France next year just to make up the numbers.


Cameroon (2-4 pen) Ratings: How Super Falcons players fared in Semi-Final

Rivers Angels shot stopper, Tochukwu Oluehi, was the heroine as the Super Falcons overcame the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.

Tottenham 3-1 Chelsea: Three things Sarri must do to win trophies

Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham reflected what pundits had observed.


Five insights gleaned from Falcons’ 4-0 win over Zambia

“For the first 30 minutes, the Falcons looked like they just met for the first time.”

Nigeria vs Uganda

Player Rating: How Nigerian players fared against Uganda

Nineteen-year-old Samuel Chukwueze showed the Eagles have another Emmanuel Amuneke in the making.

It means so much to beat two tennis greats back to back, Zverev says

On Sunday, he became the youngest winner of the title since Djokovic 10 years ago, and the first German to triumph since Boris Becker in 1995.


ANALYSIS: Nigeria caused Falcons poor start at AWCON

“With NFF’s complacency , not only will the Falcons be de-feathered, they will become caged household birds – unable to soar as their name predicts.”

Africa Cup of Nations match between South AFrica and Nigeria's Super Eagles.

Player Rating: How Nigerian players fared against South Africa

The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by their South African host.

Super Eagles of Nigeria

South Africa vs Nigeria: Five things to expect as Eagles battle Bafana Bafana

This will be the 14th meeting between Nigeria and South Africa national teams.

Ahmed Musa. [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

AFCON 2019: Choosing between Musa, Iheanacho, Success, Onyekuru to replace Ighalo

Ighalo is out of the match due to a hamstring injury.


WAUG: UNIPORT emerges overall winner at 14th games

The university won the 13-day competition with 75 gold, 36 silver and 24 bronze medals.