Nigeria rise to 64th in September Fifa ranking

The Super Eagles have moved three places up in the grading released by the world football ruling body, but are 14th in Africa  Nigeria moved up three spots to the 64th position in the latest Fifa ranking released on Thursday. Gernot Rohr’s men were ranked 67th in August but improved with few weeks to the commencement […]

Nigerian sets new world record, wins 8th Paralympic gold

Nigerian athlete, Josephine Orji, on Wednesday shattered the World Record with a lift of 160 kg to win gold in the Women’s -84kg Power-lifting event at the ongoing Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil. The latest gold medal is Nigeria’s 8th at the event. Nigeria now has 11 medals and is 10th on the overall medals […]

Vardy lays down marker before UCL debut

England striker Jamie Vardy says Leicester City have no intention of treating the Champions League as some sort of belated Premier League victory parade, and are ready to add another chapter to last season’s stunning success story. The club travel to Belgium to take on Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Wednesday in […]

Mourinho role not letting Pogba reach his potential

The world’s most expensive player will not get the opportunities he had at Juventus to impress in Jose’s current restrictive strategy From minute one it was clear that Manchester United were never going to be able to compete with Manchester City in a football sense in Saturday’s derby defeat. Pep Guardiola’s team are far closer […]

Super Eagles will get bonus for Tanzania win – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will still pay the Super Eagles a bonus for a 1-0 win over Tanzania at the weekend, officials have disclosed. NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire said on a radio programme Wednesday morning that the Eagles will be paid the match bonus possibly before next month’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia. “They […]

Messi scores on return to international football

Lionel Messi makes remarkable return to Argentina with a goal against Uruguay – Argentina remains top of the World Cup qualifying standings after seven matches  Neymar and Gabriel Jesus scores for Brazil in their 3-0 win against Ecuador Argentina captain Lionel Messi marked his return to international football scoring the winning goal as the Blue […]

Barcelona spend $136 million on summer transfers

Barcelona spent a total of  $136 million during the transfer window just closed, the Spanish champions confirmed on Thursday. “We needed to provide more youth to the squad, and young players of quality to keep providing results on the field,” Barca’s director of professional sports Albert Soler told a press conference. The Catalan club spent […]

Aubameyang sends come get me call to Real Madrid

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reiterated his desire to join Real Madrid before transfer deadline The Gabonese international has promised his grandfather to sign for Los Blancos Borussia Dortmund have turned down offers from Manchester City and Inter Milan for the striker Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emphasized his desire to join Real Madrid . The […]

I’m flattered by Allardyce’s comments about me – Okocha

Former Nigeria captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has said he is overwhelmed by the eulogy poured on him by England coach Sam Allardyce despite retiring from football many years ago. On Tuesday, Allardyce retained Wayne Rooney as England captain and encouraged him to follow Jay Jay Okocha’s example. Rooney was told to continue in his […]

Rooney to end England career after 2018 World Cup

England captain Wayne Rooney announced on Tuesday that the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his final tournament as an international footballer. “Realistically, I know myself that Russia will be my last opportunity to do anything with England,” Rooney told a press conference at St George’s Park in Burton, central England. “My mind is […]