Former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo says Everton is the perfect place for compatriot Alex Iwobi to develop into a great player. Iwobi, 23, became his country’s most expensive player when he left boyhood club Arsenal to join the Toffees on a five-year deal last month. He has scored twice for the Merseyside club as he begins the new […]Read More
Alex Iwobi revealed the desire to make a name for himself and to shake off the ‘youngster’ tag at Arsenal propelled him to join Everton. The 23-year-old teamed up with the Toffees on transfer deadline day, becoming the seventh summer signing by Marco Silva after Ivory Coast’s Jean Philippe Gbamin, Moise Kean, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, goalkeeper Jonas […]Read More
Everton have confirmed the arrival of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for a fee of £40 million ($49m). Alex Iwobi The wideman will sign a five-year contract at Goodison Park, and joins Moise Kean in a new-look front line for the Toffees. Head coach Unai Emery said: “Alex has made a big contribution here at Arsenal. He […]Read More
The Gunners have turned down the deal, but the Merseyside club are expected to return with a second bid for the 23-year-old Nigeria international. Iwobi will have plenty of competition for a place in Unai Emery’s starting XI this season, with new club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Reiss Nelson and even Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vying […]Read More
Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze becomes the sixth footballer star to join Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency. The 20-year-old talented winger made his senior debut for the Nigerian national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, making him the youngest player to score a goal at the tournament. On his social media, […]Read More
The 30-year-old was awarded the top scorer’s prize in Egypt on Friday after scoring five goals in seven appearances for the Super Eagles. He started his career as a youth player in the U20 team and later made his senior debut during an international friendly match against Uganda in March 2015. After playing 35 matches […]Read More
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have won the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after beating Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. This is the eight bronze medal for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. Odion Ighalo Odion Ighalo, 30 years old got the goal in the […]Read More
The Algerian coach, Djamel Belmadi said he was able to pin-point the strength and weakness of the Super Eagles after he watched their previous matches. According to him, he noticed that the Super Eagles strength in the attack was the wings and perfected a counter offensive strategy to stop Nigeria from launching attack from the […]Read More
Super Eagles players gets $37,500 each for their hard-earned 3-2 win against the Cameroon in Saturday’s AFCON 2019 Round of 16. Captain Hosa Okunbo rewarded the team with $20,000 for the win, while they also got $5,000 each from the Lagos State government. They also got a match winning bonus of $12,500 and $75,000 for […]Read More
Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Mikel Obi, regretted the loss of Super Falcons to France. He assured the Falcons of Super Eagles’ support. He said, “I just want to say well done for your efforts. You (Falcons) have been doing wonderfully well. Though you lost on Monday, you’ve given your best. “I don’t want […]Read More
Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr says two months to the Nations Cup in Egypt is too short a time to experiment with new players.
Rohr who has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that he is under pressure to win a laurel with the team he inherited from former international Sunday Oliseh in 2016, maintained that the devil you know is better than the Angel you know nothing about.
All the countries competing at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will receive at least $600,000 each, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced following the draw that took place in Cairo on Friday, April 12.
For the first time in the history of the competition, 24 teams are participating and this will bring additional revenue to CAF.
The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is already agog in anticipation of the arrival of the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy, which is expected on Nigerian soil on Thursday.
The Women’s World Cup trophy’s stop-over is coming 13 months after the FIFA World Cup trophy (for men) also made a stop in Nigeria ahead of last year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Ozuruonye Juliet Kalu was seized from her car on February 27 as she travelled to her home in Abia state. Reports said the kidnappers demanded some three million naira ($40,000, 35,000 euros) for her release. But it was not known whether the money was paid, Abia state police spokesman Godfrey Ogbona told AFP. “She was released around midnight (2300 GMT) of Monday and she has been reunited with her people,” he said.Read More
The Super Falcons side arrived in Larnaca on Tuesday morning ahead of their 2019 Cyprus Women’s Cup opener against Austria on Wednesday.
Having left Nigeria on Sunday, the African queens traveled through Cairo, Egypt, where they had an unscheduled day-long stopover before they hit the Cypriot city.
Chukwuma Agbo, Assistant Coach, Beach Soccer national team, the Super Sand Eagles, is dead.
His death came barely 10 days after the demise of Taiwo Ogunjobi, who passed on, on Monday, Feb. 11.
Agbo, former Rangers International and Delta Force Head Coach’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Federation of International Football Association, FIFA on Friday congratulated the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on the team’s qualification for the U-20 World Cup in Poland, reports Completesports.com.
The Flying Eagles booked a spot in Poland after edging out hosts Niger 1-0 in a tightly contested Group A encounter at the Seyni Kountche Stadium on Thursday.
Middlesbrough on Thursday, January 24, announced that they have signed former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel on a deal until the end of the season.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s captain has spent the last two years playing for Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA but has now secured a return to England for family reasons.
The 31-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Chinese side Tianjin Teda last month.
Nigeria’s national women’s team finally recorded their first win of the year.
The Super Falcons suffered a shock 3-0 defeat to hosts China in their first game of the competition.
After starting 2019 with a loss, the Super Falcons aimed to bounce back against the Romanians.
The Super Falcons were thrashed 3-0 in the opening game of the four-Nation Invitational tournament currently going on in China.
They were roundly beaten by the host on Thursday.
China scored in the the 9th minute of the game through Zhang Rui.
The other goals for the Chinese Ladies came in the 65th minutes with a fine finish from Li Ying off an assist from Wu Shuiang.