Chelsea’s Mikel targets World Cup qualification with Nigeria

The Super Eagles captain has outlined his desire to qualify for the World Cup after leading the Dream Team VI to bronze at the Olympics Fresh from winning the bronze medal in the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics, John Mikel Obi has set his sights on qualifying for the FIFA 2018 World Cup […]

Joseph Yobo set for Kano Pillars move

The ex-international is set to be drafted in to help Sai Masu Gida in their battle to secure a continental ticket at the end of the season Ex-Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is set to join Kano Pillars until the end of the season. After a glittering football career, the 35-year-old announced his retirement in […]

Rio Olympics: Nigeria football team receive ‘$390,000 gift’

A benefactor has handed a reward of $390,000 to the Nigerian Olympic football team in Brazil after the West African country won bronze on Saturday. Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu had promised to reward the team after hearing about their financial difficulties before and during the tournament. Takasu fulfilled his promise by presenting cheques of […]

Mikel leads fight for football bronze

Players of the national U-23 team at the Rio Games have said they would not leave Brazil without the bronze medal. Their statement comes as the Nigerians take on Honduras in the bronze medal (third-place) match of the Olympics. The team captained by Mikel Obi had set their sights on the gold but now have […]

Pogba vows to win EPL title for Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that he is determined to make the Red Devils champions of the Premier League. Pogba who missed the first game of the season to Bournemouth due to suspension is set to face Southampton on Friday night and he determined to repay his £89million world record fee to club. […]

Ronaldo has signed new Real Madrid contract – UFC star McGregor

The Irish mixed martial arts champion has let slip that the Portuguese attacker has agreed a deal with the Spanish club, joking that he will keep climbing the Forbes rich list UFC star Conor McGregor has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a new deal with Real Madrid. The Portuguese star is currently tied to […]

Rio: Why Dream Team need our prayers-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the citizens to pray and support the Nigerian contingent to the Olympics, especially the soccer team. The president said this was necessary so that the rest of the world would know that even in the face of economic adversity, the Nigerian spirit remained resolute and lifted high. “And this, we […]

Pogba ban delays Manchester United debut

The world’s most expensive player picked up two yellow cards during last season’s Coppa Italia, meaning the subsequent one-match ban has been transferred to the Premier League Manchester United fans will have to wait to see Paul Pogba in action for the first time after the Football Association announced the world’s most expensive player is […]

Dream Team will go all the way, says Mikel

Dream Team skipper John Obi Mikel says as the last African football team still remaining at the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, the team is confident of going all the way at the Games’ football event. The Chelsea star released the statement yesterday via social media site twitter ahead of tomorrow’s mouthwatering quarter-final clash against […]

Mikel Obi pays hotel bill for Olympic Team

In yet another fresh scandal, Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to dole out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials. Organisers have insisted on a team of 25 players, made […]