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...

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

16 July 2018
With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

16 July 2018
Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of...

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

15 July 2018
Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do —...

Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

15 July 2018
Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate's side home with a...

Nigeria's amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

13 July 2018
Nigeria's amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

Sixteen years after Emmanuel Ibeawuchi lost a leg in a road accident, his dream of playing soccer in a World Cup is about to become a reality. He will captain...

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

13 July 2018
Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of...

Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

12 July 2018
Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in,...

Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait

11 July 2018
Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait

France began dreaming of World Cup glory after a two-decade wait after Les Bleus on Tuesday defeated Belgium to reach the final, unleashing a wave of soccer euphoria across the...

National sporting event cancelled after protest by athletes

09 July 2018
National sporting event cancelled after protest by athletes

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday cancelled All Nigeria Athletics Championship holding in Abuja, following protests by participating athletes over poor welfare. Mr Sunday Adeleye, AFN Technical Director, said...

England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

08 July 2018
England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed...





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