Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

20 June 2018
Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup

By starting its World Cup with a win, Senegal also saved Africa from embarrassment in the tournament. The continent was facing the prospect of a worst-ever World Cup start before...

Russia parties after Egypt win puts them near World Cup knockouts

20 June 2018
Russia parties after Egypt win puts them near World Cup knockouts

Russian fans erupted in celebration on Tuesday as the World Cup hosts cruised past Egypt 3-1 in their second game in Group A, virtually booking a place in the knockout...

World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There's an app for that

20 June 2018
World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There's an app for that

Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The...

World Cup 2018: Stranded Nigeria fans trickle out of Kaliningrad

19 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Stranded Nigeria fans trickle out of Kaliningrad

About 100 Nigerian football fans stranded in Kaliningrad following their team's loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener were finally on the move on Monday after what was described...

World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

18 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico. Hirving Lozano's first-half goal was the difference between the...

Croatia need own goal and penalty to overcome Nigeria

17 June 2018
Croatia need own goal and penalty to overcome Nigeria

Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday with an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric to go top of World Cup Group D, one of the...

Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

17 June 2018
Croatia fans cycle all the way to Russia for World Cup

Some soccer fans will follow their teams anywhere to see them play in the World Cup. For five friends from Croatia that meant cycling 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) all the...

Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

16 June 2018
Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick and earn his...

Russia crush Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

15 June 2018
Russia crush Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Russia launched the World Cup party in spectacular style when they thrashed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's opening match on Thursday to give the host nation the...

Stoke sign Nigeria's World Cup-bound midfielder Etebo from Feirense

12 June 2018
Stoke sign Nigeria's World Cup-bound midfielder Etebo from Feirense

Stoke City have signed Nigeria international midfielder Oghenekaro Peter Etebo on a five-year contract from Portuguese club Feirense, the second-tier Championship club said on Monday. Etebo, who will represent his...

Rohr takes issue with 'lies' in pre-World Cup coverage

10 June 2018
Rohr takes issue with 'lies' in pre-World Cup coverage

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has accused some reporters covering his team of unethical behaviour and coming up with lies in the build-up to their participation in the World Cup in...

Wait worthwhile as Halep wins French Open

10 June 2018
Wait worthwhile as Halep wins French Open

For a while Simona Halep's third French Open final looked like ending in familiar heartache but the Romanian eventually wore down Sloane Stephens for a 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory and...

World Cup matches can be abandoned over crowd discrimination

08 June 2018
World Cup matches can be abandoned over crowd discrimination

FIFA has reiterated that referees will have the power to abandon matches at this month’s World Cup in cases of persistent discrimination in the crowd.Russia has pledged to crack down...

Egypt, Nigeria continue to splutter in World Cup warm-ups

07 June 2018
Egypt, Nigeria continue to splutter in World Cup warm-ups

Egypt and Nigeria continued their recent poor form in World Cup warm-up games on Wednesday ahead of their bids to become the first African side to reach the semi-finals of...

Russia 2018: Emmanuel Amuneke gets major FIFA role for World Cup

05 June 2018
Russia 2018: Emmanuel Amuneke gets major FIFA role for World Cup

Mr Emmanuel Amuneke, who represented Nigeria at 1994 FIFA World Cup, and scored two goals, has been named as part of Technical Study Group that “will analyse matches of FIFA’s...

Nigeria name final World Cup squad

04 June 2018
Nigeria name final World Cup squad

Nigeria on Sunday named a final 23-man squad for the World Cup with Chelsea defender Ola Aina and Mikel Agu from FC Porto placed on standby. However, both Aina and...

World Cup Friendly: Nigeria thrashed by England at Wembley

03 June 2018
World Cup Friendly: Nigeria thrashed by England at Wembley

Nigeria lost to England on Saturday in a top rated friendly just days before World Cup in Russia. Super Eagles were poor in the first half and rightly conceded two...

Serena proves she is back to shake up Roland Garros

03 June 2018
Serena proves she is back to shake up Roland Garros

When Serena Williams rushed towards the net to smash the ball away with all her might, the tremors felt all around Suzanne Lenglen Court on Saturday signalled only one thing...

Super Eagles drop Lokosa, Eze, three others from World Cup squad

31 May 2018
Super Eagles drop Lokosa, Eze, three others from World Cup squad

Mr Gernot Rohr has dropped five players from Super Eagles squad to 2018 FIFA World Cup. Headlining the dropped players was Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Junior Lokosa; former...

Super Eagles meet Buhari today

30 May 2018
Super Eagles meet Buhari today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today (Wednesday) receive Russia 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles at Presidential Villa. The event slated for the Council Chambers is meant to afford the President the...

Nigeria held to draw in World Cup warm-up

29 May 2018
Nigeria held to draw in World Cup warm-up

World Cup-bound Nigeria conceded a late penalty and were held to a 1-1 draw by the Democratic Republic of Congo in a friendly in Port Harcourt planned to give them...

Bale's brilliance, Karius errors give Real third straight European triumph

27 May 2018
Bale's brilliance, Karius errors give Real third straight European triumph

A sensational overhead strike from Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale and two calamitous errors by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius gave the Spanish side a third straight Champions League title with...

I’m happy to be in Nigeria - Crespo

27 May 2018
I’m happy to be in Nigeria - Crespo

Argentina ex-international, Hernán Jorge Crespo, on Saturday in Lagos said that he was delighted to be in Nigeria for the first time as a guest of Heineken Group. Crespo along...

Super Eagles paid $2.8m ahead World Cup - NFF

23 May 2018
Super Eagles paid $2.8m ahead World Cup - NFF

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced the payment of 30 per cent allowance to its players and coaches participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, an official said. The...

Moses overcomes trauma to turn into Nigeria talisman

23 May 2018
Moses overcomes trauma to turn into Nigeria talisman

Victor Moses has overcome childhood trauma to forge a career that has seen him play at the highest levels of the game and return in glory to the country he...

Atletico Madrid edge Super Eagles in five-goal thriller

23 May 2018
Atletico Madrid edge Super Eagles in five-goal thriller

Fernando Torres scored one of the goals as Atletico Madrid beat the Super Eagles B team 3-2 to win the inaugural Gotv Max Cup on Tuesday at Nest of Champions...

Lobi Stars extend lead; other NPFL Match Day 22 results

21 May 2018
Lobi Stars extend lead; other NPFL Match Day 22 results

Lobi Stars of Markudi have increased their lead at the summit of Nigeria Professional Football League table to four points. Lobi got the extra cushion following their hard-earned lone goal...

Hazard the difference as Chelsea edge Manchester United in Cup final

20 May 2018
Hazard the difference as Chelsea edge Manchester United in Cup final

Eden Hazard's first-half penalty proved decisive as Chelsea salvaged their season by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final in what is widely expected to be manager Antonio...

2 surprises in Nigeria's provisional WCup squad

15 May 2018
2 surprises in Nigeria's provisional WCup squad

Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa were in Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad on Monday, as was the uncapped Simeon Nwankwo, a 1.98-meter (6-foot-6) striker with Italian club Crotone....

Lokosa nets brace as Pillars down Kastina United; other Match Day 21 results

14 May 2018
Lokosa nets brace as Pillars down Kastina United; other Match Day 21 results

Junior Lokosa continued his superb goal scoring form for Kano Pillars on Sunday; netting a brace in their 3-1 win over Katsina United in one of Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football...

Neymar wins French league's Player of the Year award

14 May 2018
Neymar wins French league's Player of the Year award

Neymar won the French League's Player of the Year award on Sunday, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, the other nominee, finished...

FIFA hopeful VAR will prevent World Cup controversies

09 May 2018
FIFA hopeful VAR will prevent World Cup controversies

Frozen screens, bendy offside lines and other technical glitches have made the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system a frequent target of derision as the World Cup approaches. Two years of...

Nigeria League: Nasarawa, MFM FC win

07 May 2018
Nigeria League: Nasarawa, MFM FC win

Nine games were played in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday with no away victory. There were six wins and three draws in the matches played. Here are the...

Ferguson recovering in hospital following brain surgery

06 May 2018
Ferguson recovering in hospital following brain surgery

Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in Manchester United's history, underwent emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, the club said. "The procedure has gone very well but he...

FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years

03 May 2018
FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to the traditional event. The tournament, known...

Ndidi named Leicester Young Player of the Year

02 May 2018
Ndidi named Leicester Young Player of the Year

Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi has been rewarded for an outstanding season in England with Leicester City Young Player of the Year award. The midfielder joined the King Power Stadium outfit...

Russia 2018: Super Eagles, 4 others to get $2m each advance pay

01 May 2018
Russia 2018: Super Eagles, 4 others to get $2m each advance pay

The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of $2 million of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The...

Injured Wilfred Ndidi's World Cup hopes in doubt

29 April 2018
Injured Wilfred Ndidi's World Cup hopes in doubt

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has confirmed that Wilfried Ndidi picked a hamstring injury in Saturday's 5-0 loss to Crystal Palace while hinting it could hinder the midfielder's chances of...

Young athletes from Africa are lured to soccer teams in Europe with the promise of fame, but ... - Matthew Hall

29 April 2018
Young athletes from Africa are lured to soccer teams in Europe with the promise of fame, but ... - Matthew Hall

Young athletes from African countries are lured to soccer teams in Europe with the promise of fame — at a high cost.For many young soccer players around the world, a...

Trump tweets threat to opponents of U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

27 April 2018
Trump tweets threat to opponents of U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

United States president Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the North American bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup and issued a veiled threat to nations that might...




LOOKING FOR A JOB? SEE BELOW