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OTUNBAJO: I’ll Be Back Stronger, Better After Surgery


Olaitan Otubanjo was undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s deadliest youthful striker last season when he struck 22 times in 26 appearances for Austria side, FC Blau-Weiß Linz to command huge attraction from clubs in Germany, Turkey and Italy. By the time the usual summer transfer frenzy was over, Olaitan who was a member of the Golden Eaglets that won Silver when Nigeria hosted the FIFA U-17 ... Read More »

Rohr Hands No. 10 Role To Iwobi


John Obi Mikel absence from Nigeria’s upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London has paved way for Alex Iwobi to take his spot in the team. Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr usually deploys Iwobi as a left winger, but will play him just behind the main striker in the upcoming friendly games in London. Rohr will most likely ... Read More »

Moses Fit For Senegal Clash


Manager of Chelsea Antonio Conte has provided update on the injury situation of Victor Moses who is a doubt for Nigeria upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Moses limped out of Chelsea 1-0 win over Manchester United on Monday in an FA Cup quarterfinal tie played at Stamford Bridge. The injury brought about speculations that he could be set for a spell on ... Read More »

Guardiola Under Fire, Chelsea On Title March


Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to ease their Champions League pain by securing a vital win against Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea aim to move a step closer to the Premier League title this weekend. Guardiola’s side were eliminated from Europe’s elite club competition in stunning fashion on Wednesday as they blew a 5-3 first leg advantage to go out on away goals following a ... Read More »

Ogun Govt Charges NNL Board Members On Fair Play


As the 2017 Nigeria National League (NNL) gets underway, the Ogun State government has urged the new board of the League to ensure equity and fair play towards restoring the confidence the people reposed in them.           Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Afolabi Afuape gave the advice while speaking at a Forum organised by the Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun state chapter in ... Read More »

British Cycling: ‘Sufficient Care And Attention’ Not Paid To Wellbeing Of Riders

British Cycling

British Cycling has admitted it did not pay “sufficient care and attention” to the wellbeing of staff and athletes at the expense of winning medals. The organisation was responding to a leaked draft report of an investigation into alleged failings in its culture. Published in the Daily Mail, it claims British Cycling “sanitised” its own probe into claims Shane Sutton used sexist language towards Jess ... Read More »

FIFA Boss, European Press Salute Incredible Barca


Barcelona soaked up global admiration on Thursday as media and pundits poured scorn on Paris Saint-Germain following their Champions League humiliation at the hands of the Spanish giants. Barcelona clawed back a 4-0 deficit from the first leg in Paris two weeks ago to win 6-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday to qualify for the quarter-finals in the biggest comeback in Champions League history. ... Read More »

Eagles Remain 41st In FIFA Rankings


Nigeria  retained their 41st position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football body on Thursday. The three-time African champions moved up nine places in the rankings from 50 in February and stayed there with the same number of points (685) in the March rankings. The Super  Eagles have now retained their stay in the top 10 teams in Africa for the fourth ... Read More »

Miracle At The Nou Camp As Barca Stun PSG 6-1


Neymar hailed the best game of his career after Barcelona pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history by scoring three times in the dying minutes against a stunned Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian scored an 88th-minute free kick and a penalty in the 91st before setting up Sergi Roberto’s clincher in the fifth minute of injury time, sealing it 6-1 as Barcelona overturned a ... Read More »

Rangers Depart For Cairo As Al Merreikh Storm Garden City


Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers will fly out of the country today for their CAF Champions League second round, first leg encounter with Zamalek FC of Egypt on Sunday. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed respected South African official, Daniel Frazer Bennett to be in charge of the clash at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo. Kick off is 9pm (Egypt time). Bennett will ... Read More »

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