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Nigeria Will Qualify For 2018 World Cup – Pinnick


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Pinnick disclosed this after meeting the NFF technical committee on the choice of Frenchman Paul Le Guen as new Eagles’ technical adviser. “By God’s grace we are going to qualify. We have worked round and have done everything possible. We have ... Read More »

I Want To Be Like Kanu – Musa


New Leicester City  signing Ahmed Musa says he hopes to become a legend at a Premier League club just like compatriot and Arsenal legend, Nwankwo Kanu. Musa The Nigeria international recently completed a move to Leicester from CSKA Moscow and broke the club’s transfer record following a £16m move. Speaking of his objectives ahead of the new season and his spell in the Premier League, ... Read More »

Alphonsus Dike Quits Heartland FC


The Technical Adviser of Heartland FC of Owerri, Alphonsus Dike, has resigned from the Naze Millionaires following irreconcilable differences with the club’s management. The coach said on Tuesday in Lagos that he was resigning because the “they are not ready to do my bidding”. Dike took over from Bethel Orji on February 28 following the club’s poor run in the 2015/2016 Nigerian Premier Football League ... Read More »

Messi Still The Best Player, Says Ronaldinho


Ronaldinho says Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world despite failing to win a major trophy for Argentina, Sky Sports reports. The 29-year-old is his country’s top scorer with 55 goals but retired from international duty last month after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final for the second year running. Messi, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times, has played ... Read More »

Le Guen Set To Be Named Super Eagles Coach

Paul Le Guen

A top official in the technical department of the Nigeria Football Federation has disclosed that the football house are set to appoint Paul Le Guen as the coach of the Super Eagles. This came after Belgian coach, Tom Saintfiet, who was among the three shortlisted coaches for the Super Eagles mana gerial job, ruled himself out of the race to accept the Bandaglesh job, thereby leaving ... Read More »

Juve To Meet Hugain’s $105m Release Clause


Italian champions Juventus are set to pay a hefty 94.7 million euros ($105m) release clause in Gonzalo Higuain’s contract with Napoli to lure the Argentina star to Turin, reports claimed Monday. Higuain joined Napoli for 40 million euros from Real Madrid in 2013 and has since gone on to become one of the most exciting, and bankable stars in Italy’s top flight. The 28-year-old centre-forward ... Read More »

Stenson Beats Mickelson to Win at Royal Troon


Henrik Stenson carded a joint record eight-under-par 63 sunday to win The Open by three shots after an enthralling final-round tussle with Phil Mickelson. The Swede, 40, birdied four of his final five holes to win his first major with an Open Championship record score of 20 under par at Royal Troon. Mickelson, 46, had an eagle and four birdies in a 65, while fellow ... Read More »

World Football Legend, Pele Visits Nigeria


Brazil’s football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimentor, popularly known as “Pele’’ will be the country in August for a two-day programme on youth development and empowerment. The facilitators of the visit, Winihin Jemide Series (WJS) and Youth Experience Days Africa (YEDA), made the disclosure at a news conference on July 15 in Lagos. The football great, is renowned for many achievements, including scoring 1,281 goals ... Read More »

NPFL: Ifeanyi Ubah Won’t Underrate El-Kanemi Warriors, Says Stephen


FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Adah Stephen is expecting a tough test in today’s Nigeria Profes­sional Football League clash with El-Kanemi Warriors. Ubah are 11th in the Ni­geria Professional Football League table with 33 points from 24 matches. The Anambra Warriors are the favourites to win the match day 27 tie in Nnewi, but Adah believes the Desert Warriors could be dangerous customers. “El-Kanemi Warriors struggled at the ... Read More »

Athletics: Okagbare, Egwero, 34 Others For Rio Olympics


The Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Wednesday named 36 athletes who would represent the country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. A statement by the AFN Technical Director, Omatseye Nesiama, said the athletes, made up of 25 females and 11 males, will represent the country at the Games scheduled for Aug. 5 to Aug. 19. In the women’s 100m are Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu and Jennifer Madu, ... Read More »

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