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Super Eagles open camp Monday ahead of friendlies against Poland, Serbia


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that the Super Eagles camp will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Poland. Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor on Sunday, confirmed to the NFF website that the Eagles would be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Wroclaw. The two 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup-bound teams will meet at ... Read More »

Pinnick Insists Super Eagles Can Win 2018 World Cup

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can win this year’s World Cup in Russia. Nigeria is drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland. Pinnick, who spoke at an event said that with hard work, prayers and support, the team can win the top prize “Again, people say why do I say that ... Read More »

EPL: Lukaku Reveals Mourinho’s Transfer Plans For Next Season


Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Jose Mourinho plans to make some major signings in the summer transfer window. Mourinho made Lukaku the second most expensive player in the club’s history when he paid Everton £75million for him. Lukaku has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, including the opener in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter final win over Brighton. Despite his efforts, ... Read More »

Russia Issues Security Guarantee To Arsenal Fans


Russia has issued a security guarantee to Arsenal fans who will visit Moscow for a Europa League clash in the heat of a diplomatic crisis over an ex-double agent’s poisoning. Moscow on Saturday announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tar response to London’s “provocative” measures over the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England. Britain issued a travel ... Read More »

FIFA Lifts 30-Year Iraq Ban


FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. “We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council in Bogota. The three cities had been allowed to ... Read More »

FIFA ranking: Super Eagles retains posit


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained the 52nd position in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday. Nigeria is also seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/Coca Cola World rankings. Nigeria had 609 points, two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world. The top five remains, with Germany still on top, while Poland that will be up against the Super Eagles in ... Read More »

Champions League: Messi leads team of the week


The UEFA Champions League have released the ‘Team of the Week’ after the conclusion of second leg round of 16 games. The Europe topflight football body on Thursday announced the Team of the Week through their official website. However, six Barcelona players made the list. Barca’s Lionel Messi is the only player in the Champions League Team of the Week with the highest point (13). ... Read More »

Ronaldo leads Portugal World Cup friendlies against Egypt, Netherlands


Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the Portugal squad named on Thursday to face Egypt in Zurich on March 23 and the Netherlands in Geneva four days later. The European Champions’ coach Fernando Santos will have to do without central defender Pepe, but has called up 20-year-old Benfica defender Ruben Dias. Portugal were third in FIFA’s world rankings released on Thursday behind only Germany and Brazil with the ... Read More »

Guardiola has low self-esteem – Bayern team doctor


Pep Guardiola has been slammed in a scathing attack by Bayern Munich’s high-profile team doctor, who said the Catalan took the German club “backwards” in some aspects of their training. In his autobiography, which is being serialised this week in newspaper Bild, Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt described current Manchester City boss Guardiola as someone with “low self-esteem who does everything to hide it from others”. “Guardiola is ... Read More »

Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ at Indian Wells – Simona Halep


Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two Grand Slams – with her ... Read More »

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