Messi and father Jorge appear in court over tax evasion

The Argentine forward has appeared in court alongside his father The duo are being charged for tax fraud of up to €4.1million  Final judgement will be announced in a week time Five time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and his father Jorge appeared in court today June 2, 2016, over tax fraud evasion. The duo have […]

Super Eagles move up six places in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria are not ranked the 61st best team in the world and 12th best in Africa  The Super Eagles defeated Mali and Luxembourg in friendlies played in May  Nigeria’s victories over Mali and Luxembourg in friendly games have seen the Super Eagles move up six places in the latest FIFA rankings. Super Eagles line up […]

Messi appears in court at tax fraud trial in Spain

Argentina and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi, one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, arrived Thursday at a Barcelona court to take the stand for the first time at his tax fraud trial in Spain. The 28-year-old, who wore a black suit and tie, was cheered and jeered as he emerged from a van accompanied by […]

Florentino Perez reveals Real Madrid summer transfer plans

Florentino Perez has revealed Real Madrid would be interested in Paul Pogba Perez says Madrid would not chase David De Gea given the form of Keylor Navas. The club supremo suggested Casemiro and James Rodriguez are not for sale  Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has discussed his side’s possible transfer dealing during the summer transfer […]

Eagles beat Luxembourg 3-1

interim coach Salisu Yusuf led the Super Eagles to their second win in as many games as they defeated Luxembourg 3-1 on Tuesday at the Stade Josy Barthel in a friendly match. Three goals from Brown Ideye, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo took the shine off the lone strike from Thill Vincent for the Luxembourgers. […]

Amuneke must learn from history to break Nigeria U20 hoodoo

Nigeria’s tale of woe at U20 level continues, in spite of continued dominance at U17s. Now in charge, the Super Eagles legend must succeed where his predecessor failed

 

It was functional, it was unspectacular, and it was settled by a second-half strike from defensive midfielder Chukwudi Agor. In many ways, the Flying Eagles’ 1-0 win away in Burundi was an apt way to kick off qualification for next year’s Caf U20 Nations Cup.

Populated by members of the U17 side that dominated the World Cup in Chile last year, it served as the perfect baptism into what is a whole new level of football. Nigeria has struggled notoriously with the transition from U17 to U20: five World Cup wins at the former level have often been followed by great disappointment at the latter. Read more about Amuneke must learn from history to break Nigeria U20 hoodoo

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid – follow the Champions League final LIVE!

The former Los Blancos midfielder is eager to see his old club emerge as European kings again but admits they face a severe task against Rojiblancos Former Nigeria international, Mutiu Adepoju foresees a hard-hitting Uefa Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The Spanish teams meet at the San Siro to determine who […]

Arsenal to block Iwobi from Olympics

Arsenal face a club-vs-country row as they plan to stop Alex Iwobi from representing Nigeria at this summer’s Olympics. ALEX IWOBI Earlier this month, Dream Team V1 coach  Samson Siasia travelled to London to speak with his players and secure their club release for the tournament. Arsene Wenger said in April that he would allow […]

Why Atletico will beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid play in the 2016 Champions League final in Milan  – The two teams played each other in the 2014 showpiece with Real winning 4 – 1  – Cristiano Ronaldo is caring a knock while Raphael Varane is ruled out with injury  The 2016 Champions League final on Saturday is a […]