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CAF Picks Moses, Abdullahi


The Confederation of African Football has  named Super Eagles stars Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi  in its Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying  XI. Nigeria  defeated  Zambia 1-0  in Uyo on Saturday to qualify for  their sixth  World Cup, with Chelsea wing-back Moses and Cyprus-based defender  Abdullahi proving  themselves  in the encounter. This will be Moses’ third straight selection as he was also named in the ... Read More »

Sharapova Triumphs In Tianjin Opener


Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday, beating Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets. Seeded ninth, Begu loomed as a tricky first-round opponent for Sharapova, but the former world number one from Russia swept to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Currently ranked 86th after returning from a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova — granted a wildcard in Tianjin — plays unseeded Magda ... Read More »

Over 20 Ogun Athlete’s Call To National Camp…As Ministry Boost IGR With Over 7.1 Million.


Over 20 Ogun State Athelets from different games has been call to National Camp for their outstanding performance at the just concluded National Youth Game in Ilorin, as Ministry boosted the state IGR with 7.1 Million   The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Afolabi Afuape made this known while playing host to Members of Ogun State House Assembly during their oversight function/appraisal of ... Read More »

Mbappe Needs More Games, Says Lloris

Teenage France star Kylian Mbappe simply needs more matches under his belt to start shining on the international stage, according to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Like the rest of his team-mates, Mbappe failed to impress on Saturday in France’s crucial 1-0 win in Bulgaria that kept their World Cup destiny in their own hands. Victory on Tuesday at home to minnows Belarus would secure their ticket ... Read More »

Ronaldo, Messi Lead Ballon d’Or Nominees


Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award. Portugal superstar Ronaldo is attempting to match Lionel Messi’s record by winning the prize for a fifth time after his starring role in Real Madrid’s first La Liga and Champions League double in 59 years. Ronaldo has claimed the prestigious ... Read More »

Why I No Longer Show Much Skills – Cristiano Ronaldo


Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed why he no longer show much of his skills on the pitch, but rather focuses more on scoring goals. The forward said that at a certain point in his career, he decided to focus less on showing off his skills because goals are needed to win games and not skills. The Portugal captain scored 118 in 291 appearances ... Read More »

Zambia Young Strikers Worry Rohr, Moses Warns Eagles

Gernot Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admits he is worried about the plethora of young players, particularly strikers, in the Zambia side scheduled to play the Super Eagles in a Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on Saturday. Chipolopolo manager Wedson Nyirenda boasts three young forwards in his 23-man squad for the encounter, which they must win to stand a realistic chance of making ... Read More »

Moses, Mikel, Iheanacho Aim To Increase Goals’ Tally


A total of six players have scored Nigeria’s 10 goals so far in the qualifying race for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Chelsea FC of England’s Victor Moses has top –scored with three goals, two of them against Algeria’s Fennecs in Uyo in November 2016 (the first and third goals) and the other (the third goal) in the 4-0 whitewash of Cameroon’s Indomitable ... Read More »

Eagles’ Camp Opens In Uyo, As Iwobi Fires Zambia Warning


The duo of John Obi Mikel and Odion Jude Ighalo have arrived ahead of this weekend’s all-important Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Uyo. Competent camp sources hinted that Ighalo arrived Lagos on Thursday last week and would be jetting off to Uyo today (Monday). Mikel, however was expected to arrive last night and would also connect Uyo for camping ahead of the ... Read More »

CHAN 2018: Morocco, E/Guinea Bid To Replace Kenya


At the end of the deadline for submission of applications on Saturday 30 September 2017 at 23:59, two federation’s had submitted their bids to the General Secretariat of the Confederation Africaine de Football for the organisation of the 2018 Total African Nations Championship. Namely, Equatorial Guinea and Morocco. At its meeting on September 23, 2017, CAF Executive Committee decided to complete the process of selecting ... Read More »

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