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Heartland Fined N4.5m


Heartland FC of Owerri has been issued a Summary Jurisdiction notice with fines totalling N4, 750, 000, an order to play three home fixtures behind closed door and suspended points deduction for the crowd incidence that trailed their Match Day 28 fixture against FC IfeanyiUbah at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri. One Iyke Jacob, identified as the Club’s Supporters Chairman was also banned from all ... Read More »

Rio 2016: NOC Makes U-Turn On Mikel’s Captaincy Of Team Nigeria

The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC yesterday surrendered to the Sports Ministry over the Mikel Obi captaincy of Team Nigeria. The NOC scribe, Tunde Popoola had on Monday told Daily Sunsports that the appointment of Mikel was a mere rumour as the body was not the one that made the appointment. But in a twist yesterday Popoola recanted, as he reaffirmed the appointment of Mikel Obi ... Read More »

Bastian Schweinsteiger Retires From International Football


Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger on Friday announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.   The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder, who won his 120th and final cap in Germany’s 2-0 defeat to France in the semi-finals of Euro 2016, revealed the news on his official Twitter account. “With Bastian Schweinsteiger, we are saying goodbye to a big name from the national team,” said German ... Read More »

Family To Bury Keshi

Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi

• Shuns govt’s request to shift burial till after Olympics The final burial rites for the late  Stephen Keshi will begin on Thursday in Benin City even as the Nigerian government said it will stage a hero’s funeral for him after the Rio Olympics later next month. The  government has now said it will play its own part for the late soccer icon after the ... Read More »

Eagles’ New Foreign Technical Adviser May Emerge Today


• I can deliver 2018 World Cup ticket, Saintfiet tells football chiefs There were strong indications yesterday that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have finally secured the services of a new foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles. Last week, the nation’s football was engulfed in controversy when Frenchman, Paul Le Guen, turned down the Super Eagles job less than 24 hours after the ... Read More »

NFF Begs Nigerians To Forgive Flying Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi has appealed to Nigerian football fans to forgive the Flying Eagles for falling to reach the CAF U-20 Na­tions Cup billed for next year in Zambia. The Emmanuel Amuneke tutored side bungled their chances of qualifying for the competition when they lost at home in Lagos to Sudan on Saturday. The Flying Eagles won the first leg ... Read More »

Plateau Utd Thrash Enyimba 2-0


Champions Enyimba on Sunday suffered yet another setback in their quest to retain the Nigeria league crown after they fell 2-0 at relegation-threatened Plateau United. This was their ninth loss of the season and they remain in fifth place on the table with 40 points from 25 matches, seven points behind leaders, Wikki Tourists. Plateau United moved out of the drop zone with 33 points ... Read More »

Allardyce ‘Very Proud’ To Be England Manager


Sam Allardyce said Monday that he was “very proud” to be named the new England manager, but refused to confirm that star striker Wayne Rooney would remain as captain. The 61-year-old succeeds Roy Hodgson, who quit after England humiliatingly lost to minnows Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, triggering another bout of soul-searching in English football. The fate of Rooney — both as ... Read More »

Nigeria Paid The Prize For Underrating Us, Says Sudan’s Coach


Mohammed Abdullah Mazda, who led Sudan to a 4-3 defeat of the Flying Eagles at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, on Saturday, has revealed that he told his wards to expect an overconfident opponent before the match.   Sudan eliminated Nigeria from the race to the Zambia 2017 African U-20 Championship on the away goal rule even though the tie ended 5-5 on aggregate. Nigeria ... Read More »

Usain Bolt Allays Hamstring Injury Concerns Ahead Of Rio Olympics


Olympic sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he has no fitness problems after a recent hamstring injury scare. The 29-year-old pulled out of the 100m final at the Jamaican Olympic trials, but will race in his first 200m of the season in London on Friday. “My hamstring is good. I have no issue right now,” Bolt said. “I had a strain. If I’d competed I probably ... Read More »

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