Tag: sports

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots in the November ranking to place 31st on the ranking table. In the ranking table on the website of the world football governing body, FIFA, Nigeria garnered 1493 points as against 1481 points gotten in October. The movement still helped the[Read More…]

Mourinho is Tottenham’s new coach

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Tottenham head coach until the end of the 2023 season. The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked on Tuesday. Negotiations between Spurs and Mourinho – who had been out of work since leaving Old Trafford in December –[Read More…]

FIFA Threatens Worldwide Ban On Nigeria

World football governing body, FIFA at the weekend warned that it would not consult with any of the parties fighting for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before throwing the country out of the game if it found that a third party had been meddling in the nation’s[Read More…]

“Men Get $5,000/Win; Women Get Anything the NFF Decides.” – Disturbing Account of Gender Gap Pay For Female Athletes In Nigeria

by Abigail Anaba Senior Correspondent  Lagos Nigeria – It was way back in 1986 that then Chairperson of the Norwegian Women’s Committee and first woman ever to address the FiFA Congress, Ellen Willes led a global advocacy campaign in her famous speech during the organisation’s 45th gathering in Mexico City.[Read More…]

Super Eagles of Nigeria Draw in the Same Group as Argentina for the 2018 World Cup

It is a record fifth time Nigeria will draw Argentina at a FIFA World Cup. Other countries in Group D are Iceland and Croatia. Nigeria first met Argentina at its first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 1994, losing a tight game that ended 2-1. Both countries met again in[Read More…]

Lionel Messi Has Extended His Contract With Barcelona Until 2021

The Spanish club announced this on Saturday, making official an agreement reached in July. The contract of the soccer star with the Camp Nou side is supposed to expire in 2018. “FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a new contract that will keep the Argentinian superstar at[Read More…]

Just In: Amaju Pinnick Wins CAF Executive Committee Election

Nigeria Football Federation President has been elected into the powerful Confederation of African Football executive committee. Pinnick will represent the West Zone B after defeating Benin Republic’s Moucharafou Anjorin in Thursday’s election. Pinnick, who is a supporter of nrw CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, got 32 votes to Anjorin’s 17 to[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, Dumps Arsenal, Joins Chinese Side Dalian Quanjian

  Nigeria winger Asisat Oshoala has left Women’s Super League One club Arsenal Ladies to join Chinese side Dalian Quanjian. The 22-year-old won the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year Award in 2015 before joining Arsenal from Liverpool. She helped the Gunners win the Women’s FA Cup at Wembley in[Read More…]

Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum Wins Lagos City Marathon For The Second Time

  Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum has won the 42.1km Lagos Marathon for the second time in a row. Kiptum who won in 2016, crossed the line a time of 2:15:20.Rodah Tanuyi was the first woman to cross the finish line. The event had about 100,000 athletes from 27 countries, including Nigeria.[Read More…]

“I Say Goodbye As A Champion of England” – John Mikel Obi Pens Open Letter To Fans

In an open letter shared on his Twitter account, Mikel shared memories of his greatest achievements in 10-trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge. He wrote: ‘To play in the Premier League, the best league in the world, is every professional player’s ambition. But to play for Chelsea, to become part of[Read More…]