Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

15 December 2018
Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane...

Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

04 December 2018
Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than...

Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy

02 December 2018
Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy

Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the 2019 TOTAL Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON, in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalty shootout after the game ended...

Nigeria defeat Cameroon to qualify for AWCON final

28 November 2018
Nigeria defeat Cameroon to qualify for AWCON final

Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Three Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for the final of 2018 African Women Cup Of Nations (AWCON). The match ended in penalties with Falcons...

Didier Drogba: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from playing

22 November 2018
Didier Drogba: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from playing

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending "an amazing 20 years". The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381...

Super Eagles qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

18 November 2018
Super Eagles qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

After missing out on back-to-back editions of Africa Cup of Nations, Super Eagles have booked their place at Cameroon 2019 despite playing a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana on Saturday...

Shooting Stars Chairman blasts Makinde over prediction for club

08 November 2018
Shooting Stars Chairman blasts Makinde over prediction for club

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Chairman, Shooting Stars Football club of Ibadan (3SC), Mr. Gbolagade Busari, has warned the gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde,...

Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crash

29 October 2018
Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crash

Thai billionaire owner of English Premier League team Leicester City was among five people who died after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from the...

Leicester City football club owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium

28 October 2018
Leicester City football club owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in a ball of flames in the club’s car park on Saturday after a Premier League match, British...

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

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

One of the biggest comebacks ever in Nigerian football was recorded on Wednesday as Enugu Rangers came from three goals down to beat Kano Pillars 4-2 on penalties to win...

AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo nets brace as Nigeria beat Libya again

17 October 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo nets brace as Nigeria beat Libya again

Odion Ighalo was the main man for Nigeria again on Tuesday as Super Eagles secured a vital 3-2 away win over Libya in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. Ighalo,...

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles trounce Libya 4-0

14 October 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles trounce Libya 4-0

Odion Ighalo silenced his critics on Saturday as he scored a hat trick to help Super Eagles to a comprehensive 4-0 trouncing of Libya in the Match Day 3 encounter...

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

24 September 2018
Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. “I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour...

Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

23 September 2018
Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has successfully defended his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles after a feisty seventh-round knockout over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night The Nigeria-born British boxer didn’t look comfortable...

NFF: Pinnick re-elected in landslide victory

21 September 2018
NFF: Pinnick re-elected in landslide victory

Mr Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected president of Nigeria Football Federation for another four-year term having emerged tops in Thursday’s poll in Katsina. Pinnick secured in a landslide victory at...

Ronaldo weeps after Juventus red card

20 September 2018
Ronaldo weeps after Juventus red card

A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia...

FIFA, CAF name observers to NFF elections

18 September 2018
FIFA, CAF name observers to NFF elections

World football–ruling body, FIFA on Monday named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee 2018-2022. Mudege is FIFA’s...

Golden Eaglets qualify for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

16 September 2018
Golden Eaglets qualify for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s U-17 team, Golden Eaglets, will be among participating teams at 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania in May. Eaglets secured their berth after they edged past arch-rivals...

Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

10 September 2018
Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match,...

US Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win title

10 September 2018
US Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win title

Novak Djokovic produced an impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final and win his 14th Grand Slam title. The 31-year-old Serb won 6-3 7-6...

Osaka claims U.S. Open title after Serena meltdown

09 September 2018
Osaka claims U.S. Open title after Serena meltdown

Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing...

AFCON Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa leads Nigeria to victory over Seychelles

09 September 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa leads Nigeria to victory over Seychelles

Ahmed Musa justified the captain’s armband handed to him on Saturday as he scored the opening goal in the Super Eagles’ 3-0 win over Seychelles in the Africa Cup of...

Minister inaugurates National Anti-Doping Committee

07 September 2018
Minister inaugurates National Anti-Doping Committee

Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, on Thursday inaugurated members of National Anti-Doping Committee (NADC) with a charge on them to ensure Nigeria’s compliance with anti-doping policies. The...

AFCON Qualifiers: Three Super Eagles stars ruled out of tie

04 September 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Three Super Eagles stars ruled out of tie

Three Super Eagles players from the original roster of the 24 invited for the September 8 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles have been ruled out of the...

Serena Williams hits 18 aces in US Open win; Isner into QF

03 September 2018
Serena Williams hits 18 aces in US Open win; Isner into QF

Serena Williams’ yells of “Come on!” crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped...

Serena matches her easiest win over Venus in US Open rout

01 September 2018
Serena matches her easiest win over Venus in US Open rout

Serena Williams equaled her most-lopsided victory ever in 30 professional meetings with sister Venus, beating her 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night in the third round of the U.S. Open. Serena...

NFF leadership tussle: Dalung dares Osinbajo

22 August 2018
NFF leadership tussle: Dalung dares Osinbajo

Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung appears to be taking the Nigeria Football Federation leadership tussle personal, as he released a statement yesterday, which contradicted the stand of the Federal government of...

Victor Moses quits international soccer

16 August 2018
Victor Moses quits international soccer

Victor Moses has announced his immediate retirement from international football to concentrate fully on his club career. The 27-year-old Chelsea wingback made the shock announcement on Twitter on Wednesday, dealing...

France 2018: Falconets break Chinese hearts, face Spain in quarter-finals

14 August 2018
France 2018: Falconets break Chinese hearts, face Spain in quarter-finals

The Super Falconets on Monday advanced to the quarter-finals of the France 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup in dramatic fashion, after grabbing a last-gasp equaliser against China in Dinan-Lehon. The...

Falconets beat Haiti 1-0 to keep quarterfinal hope alive

10 August 2018
Falconets beat Haiti 1-0 to keep quarterfinal hope alive

Rasheedat Ajibade’s first-half penalty kick on Thursday afternoon was enough to see Nigeria’s Falconets edge Haiti 1-0 in Group D at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to...

Chelsea confirm €35m Courtois sale to Real Madrid as Kovacic moves to London

09 August 2018
Chelsea confirm €35m Courtois sale to Real Madrid as Kovacic moves to London

Chelsea have confirmed the sale of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, with Mateo Kovacic coming to Stamford Bridge as part of the deal. Courtois has been at the west London...

Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

07 August 2018
Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been appointed as the new head coach of Tanzania senior national team.Amuneke who signed a two-year deal with the Tanzanian FA was until...

Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

28 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros (2.82 million pounds)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case...

2018 World Cup: 75 Nigerian football fans abscond in Russia – FG

26 July 2018
2018 World Cup: 75 Nigerian football fans abscond in Russia – FG

Ministry of Foreign Affairs says 75 out of 230 stranded Nigerian Football fans absconded in Russia after 2018 FIFA World Cup. The ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Tope Elias-Fatile, said Wednesday in...

NFF crisis: DSS kicks out Giwa, restores Pinnick

24 July 2018
NFF crisis: DSS kicks out Giwa, restores Pinnick

Secretariat of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), was thrown into confusion, when members of Amaju Pinnick’s-led Executive Committee led by second Vice President, Mr Shehu Dikko stormed the Glass House yesterday...

155 Nigerians stranded in Russia after World Cup arrive Abuja

22 July 2018
155 Nigerians stranded in Russia after World Cup arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country Friday night. The stranded football fans came...

Niger 2019: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles beat Mauritania to qualify

22 July 2018
Niger 2019: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles beat Mauritania to qualify

Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Niger Republic in 2019. Nigeria U-20 team sealed their qualification in style on...

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

17 July 2018
Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to...

World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

17 July 2018
World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France's victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered...

More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

17 July 2018
More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to...





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