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Rohr, Mikel Snub Ronaldo In FIFA Best Player Award

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Lionel Messi was the Eagles boss’ top pick for the award, with Antoine Griezmann and Manuel Neuer taking up his second and third votes for the gong Gernot Rohr Gernot Rohr Gernot Rohr chose Lionel Messi for the 2016-17 Best FIFA Men’s Player award, leaving out eventual winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his top three. Real Madrid star, Ronaldo claimed the prize in London, edging Messi ... Read More »

No Automatic Shirt For Enyeama – Rohr


Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has taken out time to explain how the battle for the first choice spot of the Super Eagles will be like following the impending return of former goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Enyeama Enyeama is set to return to the team after talks with Rohr ended on a positive note on the goalkeeper ending his exile from the ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Best FIFA Mens Player


Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men’s player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a major role in Real winning both La Liga and the Champions League. ... Read More »

2018 Olympic Torch Ceremony Hit By Poor Weather

Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018

A backup Olympic flame was used Tuesday in Ancient Olympia after unsuitable weather forced the cancellation of a traditional lighting ceremony using the sun’s rays. The Olympic flame will now make its long journey toward the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which begin on February 9. Greek officials had successfully conducted the final rehearsal for the kindling of the Olympic flame ... Read More »

2018 World Cup: Eagles Target Semi Final – Rohr


Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has set a semi-final target for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, saying that they already advanced to the round of 16 in three previous tournaments. Against all the odds, the national team qualified for next year’s showpiece with a game to spare after beating Zambia 1-0 in Uyo on October 7. ‘’We will try to do as ... Read More »

Super Eagles To Play Argentina Next Month In Glamour Friendly


Nigeria’s Super Eagles will lock horns with Argentina in a high-profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, November 14, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed yesterday that arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, subject to approval by world football-ruling body FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements. The match is scheduled to ... Read More »

Eagles, Argentina Friendly For Nov.14


World Cup-bound Nigeria will face Argentina in a friendly on November 14 in Krasnoder, Russia, after they rejected offers to play against Morocco, Iran and Saudi Arabia, officials said. Nigeria Football Federation general secretary Mohammed Sanusi disclosed that nearly all arrangements have been concluded with regards to the big match, subject to approval by world football–ruling body, FIFA and agreeable flight arrangements. “We have had ... Read More »

Barca Roll On Calmly Amidst Catalan Chaos


Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou. Spanish Primer Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Saturday that Madrid will move to dismiss Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the semi-autonomous region. In protest 450,000 independence supporters piled onto the streets of Barcelona ... Read More »

Quadri Progresses To ITTF World Cup Knockout Stages


Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, along with his Egyptian rival Omar Assar, on Friday progressed from the group stage of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Belgium. Despite losing one match in their groups, Quadri and Assar booked their places in the main draw of the competition, where they will meet seeded opponents. The duo won a match each in Groups A and C to finish second. ... Read More »

Enyeama’s Return Not Threat To Ezenwa, Akpeyi –Ex-Eagles Keepers


Former Nigeria goalkeepers Joe Erico, Ike Shorunmu and Joseph Dosu have said the return to training of former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, is not a threat to the Russia 2018 World Cup chances of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi, who played in the Eagles’ qualifiers. Nigeria qualified for football’s showpiece event with a match to spare after beating Zambia 1-0 in a World Cup ... Read More »

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