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Eagles’ club form sign of good tidings against Zambia, says Obuh


Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh, has urged the Super Eagles players to ensure they replicate their impressive performances for their various clubs when they meet the Chipolopolo of Zambia in their opening group game of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying series. Zambia will host Nigeria in Ndola on ...

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Super Eagles have a good chance of qualifying for the World Cup- Gernot Rohr

After Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Tanzania, a match Nigeria should have won by 5 or 6 goals if not for the goalkeeper’s heroics, Nigeria’s foreign technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he believes that the Super Eagles have a good chance of qualifying for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Nigeria ...

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Italian footballer ditches the game for a music career despite lucrative offer

Maverick 30-year-old Italian footballer, Dani Osvaldo has quit football for a career in music. This is despite the fact he was offered a huge deadline day contract of £2.1million a year by Italian side, Chievo Verona. His career will be best remembered for a series of controversial incidents. His last ...

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Ese Brume gets lifeline for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games


Nigeria’s female long jumper, Ese Brume, reaped the reward for hard work yesterday in Lagos, after emerging the country’s best track and field athlete at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games. Brume, who graduated from the junior cadre to the senior team two years ago in Glasgow, Scotland, where she ...

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Milan refuses Chelsea’s offer for Romagnoli

AC Milan's Italian defender Alessio Romagnoli in action during the triangular soccer match for the 2015 Trofeo Tim (Tim Trophy) between US Sassuolo, Inter FC and AC Milan at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia,

Chelsea have had a bid in excess of €25m for defender Alessio Romagnoli rejected by AC Milan, the Italian club have confirmed.The Blues are in the market for a new centre-half with John Terry and Gary Cahill the only fit, recognised players in that position currently on the books. Kurt ...

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Allardyce to hold talks with Guardiola over Hart’s future


Sam Allardyce hopes to hold talks with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola regarding the future of England goalkeeper Joe Hart.Guardiola has demoted Hart, England’s regular number one, to the bench and preferred Willy Caballero in goal for the first three games of his Etihad Stadium reign. City are widely tipped ...

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Wenger angered by fans’ chant of ‘spend money on new players’


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hit out at criticism of his club’s transfer policy after he once again came under pressure from supporters to spend money on new players. Wenger has made only one major close-season signing, recruiting Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach for a reported fee of £35 ...

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Pele relishes football gold as Neymar steps down as Brazil’s captain


Brazil’s football great, Pele, has styled the nation’s famous first Olympic men’s football accomplishment as the “perfect ending” to the Rio Games. Pele played an integral role in three of Brazil’s five World Cup triumphs, but the nation had never tasted Olympic glory prior to Saturday’s meeting with Germany at ...

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Neymar leads Brazil to defeat Germany as they win their first Olympic football gold


Neymar shed tears of joy after delivering Brazil’s first men’s soccer gold medal with the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout triumph over Germany after a thrilling final ended in a draw following extra-time on Saturday. Brazil had lost the Olympic final three times – in 1984, 1988 and 2012 ...

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USA all stars team battle Serbia for gold


The United States collection of NBA stars, unbeaten for a decade, will face Serbia in today’s Rio Olympics gold medal game after both teams won semifinals on Friday.The Americans downed Spain 82-76 for their 24th consecutive Olympic victory in a rematch of the past two Olympic finals while Serbia routed ...

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