Tag: Soccer

AFCON 2019: Fairytale continues for Madagascar after shootout success

Arowobusoye Samuel- July 8, 2019

Madagascar on Sunday in Alexandria kept up their fairytale run at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. They advanced to the quarter-finals ... Read More

Liverpool held in goalless derby at Everton to stay second

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 4, 2019

Liverpool has left a point behind English Premier League (EPL) leaders Manchester City on Sunday after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton ... Read More

Morata double keeps up Atletico Madrid’s Barca chase

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 4, 2019

Atletico Madrid kept up their pursuit of La Liga leaders FC Barcelona with an Alvaro Morata double in a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad on ... Read More

Results of rescheduled matches in 2018/2019 NPFL

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 4, 2019

Following are the results of rescheduled matches in the 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), played on Sunday: Lobi Stars 1-1 Katsina United Remo Stars ... Read More

Infantino Describes Qatar 2022 as “Best FIFA World Cup Yet”

Henry Solomon- October 24, 2018

FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar’s progress on infrastructure ahead of its 2022 World Cup and said the tournament is poised to be the best ... Read More

Make NFF a Modern Football House, Balogun Urges Pinnick

Henry Solomon- September 25, 2018

A sports Analyst, Tayo Balogun, has advised Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to run the outfit as a modern day football ... Read More

Lukaku says Mourinho deserves respect for being ‘Real’

Arowobusoye Samuel- September 14, 2018

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku defended Jose Mourinho’s confrontational style of management, saying that the Portuguese deserves respect for not hiding his true feelings like ... Read More

Analysis Croatia v England: With Historical Perspectives

Henry Solomon- July 11, 2018

This is a FIFA World Cup semi-final decades in the making. Both sides have waited patiently for their turn, each experiencing heartbreak in prior editions ... Read More

Rivers Government Lays Foundation for Real Madrid Academy

Henry Solomon- May 28, 2018

The Rivers Government on Monday laid the foundation for the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital. Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers ... Read More

World Cup goalkeeper’s choice should be on current form, confidence, Nigerians tell Rohr

Arowobusoye Samuel- May 25, 2018

Ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup in Russia, Nigerians have advised Coach Gernot Rohr to be guided by the current form in selecting Nigeria’s ... Read More

#NPFL MatchDay Report: Lokosa’s Brace Sinks Heartland in Kano

Henry Solomon- April 29, 2018

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 19 witnessed dramatic moments with spectacular performances and goals in some games of the day. Junior Lokosa scored ... Read More

#NPFL18 MatchDay 15 Report: Emmanuel’s Double Insufficient As Kwara United Force Sunshine To 2-2 Draw

Henry Solomon- April 5, 2018

Sunday Chinedu’s goal in the 72nd minute was enough to seal a point for Kwara United in Akure as they held Sunshine Stars to a ... Read More

#NPFL18 MatchDay 15 Report: Impressive Ajani Dims Yobe Desert Stars In Enugu

Henry Solomon- April 5, 2018

Striker Ibrahim Ajani produced a virtuoso performance to help former NPFL champions Rangers to an emphatic 3-0 win over hapless Yobe Desert Stars in Enugu ... Read More

#NPFL18 Match Day 15 Report: Nasarawa United Escape Relegation With Narrow Win Katsina United

Henry Solomon- April 5, 2018

Nasarawa United eased relegation worries with a 2-1 victory over Katsina United at the Lafia City Stadium on Wednesday. A brace by Najeem Olukokun ensured ... Read More

Results for Weekend Games NPFL Match Day 11

Henry Solomon- March 4, 2018

Games were played across the country in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 11 fixtures in the 2017/2018 Season. The matches produce few ... Read More

PSG say Neymar to undergo surgery in Brazil

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 1, 2018

Paris St Germain (PSG) forward Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil this week after he suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, the French ... Read More

#FIFAWorldCup 2018 Tickets Sales Marks Impressive Figures at the Closing of Current Window

Henry Solomon- February 4, 2018

4,905,169 tickets had been requested by fans from all over the world before the random selection draw sales period concluded at 12:00 Moscow time on ... Read More

Ahead of Russia 2018: Dalung Promises Upfront Payment of Allowances to Super Eagles

Henry Solomon- February 3, 2018

Super Eagles players and officials would be paid their camping allowances upfront for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, Minister of Youth and Sports Development ... Read More

CHAN: Maikaba tips Nigeria to lift Trophy

Arowobusoye Samuel- February 1, 2018

Abdu Maikaba, Coach of the Golden Eaglets on Thursday said that Nigeria will lift the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) trophy in Morocco on Sunday. ... Read More

Mo Salah, Asisat Oshoala win AITEO CAF Awards for 2017

Arowobusoye Samuel- January 5, 2018

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah on Thursday emerged as the African Player of the Year 2017, with Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala being named the ... Read More