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Atletico Beat Nigeria 3-2 In Gotv Max Cup


Atletico Madrid  defeated the  Super Eagles  3-2  in Uyo to win the GOtv Max Cup on Tuesday. Kelechi Nwakali put the home team in front with a superb strike from outside the box that beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to soccernigeria.com. However, Europa League champions Atletico  drew level soon after when Emem Eduok was dispossessed in his own half of the pitch. Substitute Destiny Ashadi  ... Read More »

I Left Germany For Biggest Challenge In England – Balogun


German-born Leon Balogun  has become  the second Nigeria player to seal a move ahead of  the summer market less than a week,  after Dutch-born  Tyronne Ebuehi  swapped ADO Den Haag  for Portuguese powerhouse  Benfica on Saturday. Premier League side Brighton completed the signing of  Balolgun on Tuesday as a free agent  after his contract with  German  club Mainz 05 expired  at the end of the ... Read More »

Countdown (22) FIFA WC: Eagles Will Not Share Money In Russia, Says NFF Boss


Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju  Melvin Pinnick has ruled out any form of money distractions for the Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament. Speaking at the SUN Newspaper organized seminar titled ‘’That the Super Eagles may excel in Russia 2018 and beyond”, the NFF  President said he was confident that the Super Eagles will do well because there would be no distractions ... Read More »

Star-Studded Farewell For Italy Legend Pirlo


Former Italy star Andrea Pirlo took to the pitch for the final time to say goodbye to football in a star-studded testimonial “Night of the Master” tournament at the San Siro on Monday. Champions and former teammates from all over the world — from Paolo Maldini to Gianluigi Buffon, and Roberto Baggio to Frank Lampard — joined the retiring legend to celebrate the final act ... Read More »

West Ham Appoint Pellegrini On Three-Year Deal


West Ham United have appointed former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager on a three-year deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Pellegrini Chilean Pellegrini left Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune on Saturday and replaces David Moyes, who guided the club to a 13th-placed finish in the league this past season. “I am delighted to welcome Manuel Pellegrini to ... Read More »

Emery Taking Over From Wenger At Arsenal


Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger’s successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, according to a report by the BBC. Ex-Paris Saint Germain’s coach Unai Emery looks set to take over from Wenger at Arsenal Emery, 46, won Ligue 1 and four domestic cups in two seasons in the French capital before departing earlier this month. However, the Spaniard ... Read More »

Russia 2018: What Mikel, Ighalo Said About Rohr’s World Cup List


Super Eagles players across the globe have reacted to the World Cup list released by Gernot Rohr. Rohr on Monday released a 30- man provisional list with a surprise inclusion of Nigeria Premier League highest goal scorer, Junior Lokosa.  Captain Mikel Obi, who would be gunning for his second World Cup with the senior national team, expressed happiness with the list. “The list is okay to ... Read More »

No Ibrahimovic, No Surprise As Sweden Name World Cup Squad


Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018. Sweden beat Italy in the World Cup play-offs last November, sparking speculation that former Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona and Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic would come out of international retirement. Two weeks ago the 6ft 4ins (1.95m) striker, ... Read More »

NFF Inaugurates Media And Publicity Committee


The Nigeria Football Federation has inaugurated its new Media and Publicity Committee, while commending the calibre of individuals in the committee and their commitment to serve Nigerian Football. Speaking at the inauguration in Lagos Monday, NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who stood in for the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, underscored the importance of the media in the promotion and development of ... Read More »

Mixed Reactions Greet Rohr List


Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup, which was released by the German on Monday, has generated several reactions from Nigerians. While  former Super Eagles fringe goalkeeper Segun Oguns faulted the inclusion of “too many Turkey-based players”, ex-Flying Eagles defender Kayode Julius backed Rohr, saying he picked the players he felt would give him the right results in Russia. Oguns stated, ... Read More »

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