Why no Nigerian made CAF Award shortlist

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria says the non-inclusion of Nigeria’s players in the list of five shortlisted to vie for Glo-CAF 2016 African Player of the Year Award is in order. SWAN made the assertion as more Nigerians reacted to the development in interviews the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday. The […]

Manchester City can forget Premier League title – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, says his side are not Premier League title contenders despite being one point behind leaders, Chelsea. The Catalan said the Citizens have no chance of winning the title if they keep playing like they did at Crystal Palace on Saturday. City won 2-1 at Selhurst Park, thanks to returnee, Yaya […]

Guardiola: I was drunk on international duty too

The Manchester City boss did not want to wade into the Wayne Rooney controversy but did say players should be responsible for their actions Pep Guardiola was careful not to be critical of Wayne Rooney in the wake of the Manchester United striker’s post-match drinking session, not least because the City boss admits he himself […]

Mikel Obi’s goal was offside, referee robbed us – Algeria coach

Head coach of the Algerian national team, Georges Leekens, has claimed they were robbed by Gambian referee, Bakary Gassama, when they lost 3-1 to Nigeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last Saturday. Victor Moses scored twice for the Super Eagles, while John Mikel Obi also got on the scoresheet. Nabir Bentaleb scored the consolation […]

Usain Bolt to join Borussia Dortmund as footballer

Borussia Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will join the Bundesliga side. Bolt had earlier stated in an interview with The Guardian UK that he has, “genuinely been talking to some people,” regarding a switch from athletics to football, and later appeared on the Dortmund training ground. The […]

Tornadoes arrives Ado Ekiti for preseason

Niger Tornadoes FC of arrived Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on Sunday  for her three weeks closed doors preseason exercise ahead of the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Coach Abubakar Bala said that the preseason programme at Ado Ekiti has come timely as Tornadoes was at the last stages of concluding the screening exercise of […]

I’ll build Eagles around Mikel – Rohr

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he will build his team  around captain Mikel Obi against  the Desert Warriors of Algeria  in  their  2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on  Saturday. Mikel’s fitness has been questioned after he’s been left out of  Chelsea’s first team  this season by manager Antonio Conte,  […]

Bayern’s Lahm drops retirement hint

Philipp Lahm, Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and Bayern Munich’s current skipper, hinted that he may retire from football at the end of the season.Lahm stepped down from international football after leading Germany to the 2014 World Cup and has a Bayern contract until 2018, but admitted he might hang up his boots in June 2017. […]

Iheanacho, Obaje, others shortlisted for 2016 Nigerian Sports Award

Orgnaisers of the annual Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have shortlisted Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, as well as Godwin Obaje of Wikki Tourists and Chisom Egbuchulam of Rangers of Enugu for the Footballer of the Year award. Unlike past editions of the Award, 11 categories will be contested for this time. Speaking […]