Andreescu’s 1st Slam title at US Open prevents Serena’s 24th

08 September 2019
Andreescu’s 1st Slam title at US Open prevents Serena’s 24th

Bianca Andreescu knew this would happen, because she knows all about Serena Williams. Looked up to her. Dreamed of playing her. Andreescu knew Williams would not go quietly. Knew Williams...

Zenith Bank celebrates D’Tigress on back-to-back Afrobasket championship victory

20 August 2019
Zenith Bank celebrates D’Tigress on back-to-back Afrobasket championship victory

Zenith Bank Plc, sole sponsor of Nigerian Female Basketball League has hailed the Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress, for emerging champions of the FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2019 in Dakar, Senegal,...

FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

17 August 2019
FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

A former Super Eagles player and coach, Mr Samson Siasia, has been slammed with a life ban by the world football governing body, FIFA. The adjudicatory chamber of the independent...

Zenith Bank hails D’Tigress on quarterfinal qualification

16 August 2019
Zenith Bank hails D’Tigress on quarterfinal qualification

Zenith Bank Plc, the sole sponsor of Nigerian Female Basketball League has hailed Nigerian female basketball team, D’Tigress for their exploits at the ongoing FIBA Women’s Afrobasket 2019 in Dakar,...

Gov, 3 deputy govs run for cover as police shoot teargas to disperse unruly Kano Pillars fans

29 July 2019
Gov, 3 deputy govs run for cover as police shoot teargas to disperse unruly Kano Pillars fans

Security officials resorted to the use of teargas to disperse rampaging Kano Pillars fans on Sunday at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. This was after their team defeated Niger Tornadoes...

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

20 July 2019
Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah's shot...

Ighalo becomes second Nigerian, after Rasidi Yekini, to win AFCON golden boot

20 July 2019
Ighalo becomes second Nigerian, after Rasidi Yekini, to win AFCON golden boot

Odion Ighalo has won the highest goal scorer award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night. The Super Eagles star scored five goals in the...

Nigeria grab bronze in 2019 AFCON

18 July 2019
Nigeria grab bronze in 2019 AFCON

Odion Ighalo scored the fastest goal so far in the2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles beat Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday night to win the Bronze medal at...

Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal reach final with victory over Tunisia

15 July 2019
Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal reach final with victory over Tunisia

Senegal reached Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time as Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn's extra-time own goal gave them victory. Both sides had penalties saved in normal time...

Algeria defeat Nigeria, qualify for AFCON 2019 final

15 July 2019
Algeria defeat Nigeria, qualify for AFCON 2019 final

Riyad Mahrez fired in a late free-kick from outside the penalty area to give Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in a fiercely contested semi-final tie at the ongoing...

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

14 July 2019
Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams,...

Nigeria eliminate South Africa to qualify for AFCON semi-finals

11 July 2019
Nigeria eliminate South Africa to qualify for AFCON semi-finals

William Troost-Ekong’s late winner sent Nigeria through to semi-finals of Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after a tense 2-1 victory over South Africa in Cairo. Samuel Chukwueze fired Super...

FIFA boss, French President booed at World Cup final ceremony

08 July 2019
FIFA boss, French President booed at World Cup final ceremony

Crowd at the women’s World Cup final booed FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and French president Emmanuel Macron as United States fans demanded equal pay for the players after their team...

Afcon: Super Eagles subdue Indomitable Lions in thrilling 3-2 win

07 July 2019
Afcon: Super Eagles subdue Indomitable Lions in thrilling 3-2 win

Nigeria’s Super Eagles brushed off the disappointment of a humiliating defeat against Madagascar in their last match to rise to the occasion and eliminate defending champions, Indomitable Lions of Cameroon,...

AFCON: Madagascar deliver shock defeat to Super Eagles to top Group B

01 July 2019
AFCON: Madagascar deliver shock defeat to Super Eagles to top Group B

Lowly-rated Madagascar shocked highly-rated Nigeria 2-0 after an awful performance by Super Eagles handed the Indian Ocean islanders leadership of Group B. The result condemned the three–times champions to finishing...

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles qualify for Round of 16

27 June 2019
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles qualify for Round of 16

Super Eagles of Nigeria have emerged as the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 at ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Eagles beat the Syli Nationale...

Super Eagles struggle to defeat Burundi in 2019 Afcon opener

23 June 2019
Super Eagles struggle to defeat Burundi in 2019 Afcon opener

Super Eagles of Nigeria started their campaign at Africa Cup of Nations on a winning note as they pipped debutants Burundi 1-0 on Saturday. While many expected a shelling of...

Super Falcons fall flat before Germany in quarter final FIFA Women’s World Cup

23 June 2019
Super Falcons fall flat before Germany in quarter final FIFA Women’s World Cup

Germany qualified for an eighth consecutive quarter-final appearance at FIFA Women’s World Cup by beating Super Falcons 3-0 at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble on Saturday. The Germans were favourites...

By luck, Nigeria’s Super Falcons qualify for World Cup Round of 16

21 June 2019
By luck, Nigeria’s Super Falcons qualify for World Cup Round of 16

The anxious wait to know the fate of Super Falcons at ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is now over as the Nigeria Ladies have snatched the last ticket...

Senegal knock Nigeria out of FIFA U-20 World Cup

04 June 2019
Senegal knock Nigeria out of FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s U-20 team, Flying Eagles, have been knocked out of ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland after they were beaten 2-1 by their Senegalese counterparts on Monday. Two first-half...

Boxing: Andy Ruiz defeats Joshua

02 June 2019
Boxing: Andy Ruiz defeats Joshua

Andy Ruiz has become the first Mexican heavyweight champion after he defeated Anthony Joshua via a technical knockout. Punch

FG hands Westerhof papers for uncompleted apartment 25 years promise

28 May 2019
FG hands Westerhof papers for uncompleted apartment 25 years promise

Federal Government on Monday in Abuja presented documents of the apartment promised to former Super Eagles coach Mr Clemens Westerhof for leading the national team to glory in 1994. The...

USA defeat Nigeria in FIFA U20 World Cup

28 May 2019
USA defeat Nigeria in FIFA U20 World Cup

United States U20 team have gotten their campaign at the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup back on track. The Americans beat Nigeria’s Flying Eagles 2-0 to keep their hopes alive...

Bendel Insurance, El-Kanemi, six other clubs relegated; other NPFL Final Match Day Results

27 May 2019
Bendel Insurance, El-Kanemi, six other clubs relegated; other NPFL Final Match Day Results

Bendel Insurance and seven other clubs have been relegated from Nigeria Professional Football League. Five of the teams going down to the Nigeria National League are El-Kanemi Warriors, Kwara United,...

Yobe Stars relegated, El-Kanemi Warriors suffer first home defeat; other Matchday 19 NPFL results

13 May 2019
Yobe Stars relegated, El-Kanemi Warriors suffer first home defeat; other Matchday 19 NPFL results

Yobe Stars are as good as relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following their 1-0 loss to Akwa United in their Matchday 19 tie on Sunday in Uyo....

Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments

01 May 2019
Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments

Three former Super Eagles players, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Tijani Babangida have received new appointments from Nigeria Football Federation. NFF in a press statement on Tuesday said...

Cameroon win Africa U17 Nations Cup

29 April 2019
Cameroon win Africa U17 Nations Cup

Guinea’s national under-17 male football team on Sunday lost 3-5 after penalty kicks to their Cameroonian counterparts in a pulsating final match at Africa Under-17 Nations Cup competition. In the...

Emiliano Sala's father dies three months after son is killed

27 April 2019
Emiliano Sala's father dies three months after son is killed

Father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son. Horacio Sala, 58, suffered a heart...

El-Kanemi Warriors, Akwa United suffer heavy defeats; other NPFL results

22 April 2019
El-Kanemi Warriors, Akwa United suffer heavy defeats; other NPFL results

The top teams in Group B of the Nigeria Professional Football League, El-Kanemi Warriors and Akwa United, were condemned to heavy defeats in their respective matchday 16 ties on Sunday....

Applause, tears of joy as Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters to claim 15th major

15 April 2019
Applause, tears of joy as Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters to claim 15th major

Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green...

Akwa United crush Kano Pillars, Rangers win in Akure; other NPFL Matchday 15 results

15 April 2019
Akwa United crush Kano Pillars, Rangers win in Akure; other NPFL Matchday 15 results

Enugu Rangers and Akwa United are the leading teams in Group A and B of Nigeria Professional Football League respectively after the impressive results they recorded in their matchday 15...

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles face ‘soft’ opponents

13 April 2019
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles face ‘soft’ opponents

Super Eagles have been handed a seemingly easy group at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they were drawn against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi. Madagascar and Burundi are debutants at...

Insurance hold Enyimba in Aba, MFM lose in Ilorin; other NPFL matchday 14 results

08 April 2019
Insurance hold Enyimba in Aba, MFM lose in Ilorin; other NPFL matchday 14 results

Enyimba International have missed a chance to go top in Group A of Nigeria Professional Football League following their disappointing barren draw against Insurance of Benin on Sunday in Aba....

El-Kanemi warriors move to top spot; other NPFL Matchday 13 Results

01 April 2019
El-Kanemi warriors move to top spot; other NPFL Matchday 13 Results

It was another dramatic weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League as the second stanza of the abridged season continued. Expectedly, there was more attention for the games in Lagos...

Akwa United stun Heartland; other NPFL Matchday 11 results

18 March 2019
Akwa United stun Heartland; other NPFL Matchday 11 results

Akwa United continued their impressive run in Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday as they stunned Heartland FC in Okigwe; beating their host 2-1 in matchday 11 tie. Mfon Udoh’s...

NPFL: Enyimba in goalless draw away to Bendel Insurance

04 March 2019
NPFL: Enyimba in goalless draw away to Bendel Insurance

Enyimba of Aba on Sunday played a goalless draw with Bendel Insurance of Benin. The draw was one of three recorded in rescheduled matches of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)....

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

23 February 2019
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves. FIFA...

MFM keep top spot after victory in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Matchday 8 results

11 February 2019
MFM keep top spot after victory in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Matchday 8 results

MFM FC on Sunday dug deep to beat Niger Tornadoes 3-2 in their Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 8 encounter played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. MFM conceded...

Eagles drop two places in first FIFA rankings of 2019

08 February 2019
Eagles drop two places in first FIFA rankings of 2019

Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped two places to 46th position in the first FIFA Rankings released Thursday. The Three-time African champions however retained their last month’s fourth spot in Africa. The...

MFM win away, Kwara hold Rivers United; other Match Day 7 results

07 February 2019
MFM win away, Kwara hold Rivers United; other Match Day 7 results

Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM FC) have secured their first point on the road. They did it in style beating Remo Stars 1-0 in Nigeria Professional Football League on...