Messi wants La Liga return

Lionel Messi says he is comfortable with footballers returning to play again as La Liga prepares to restart the season in Spain next month. La Liga president Javier Tebas has circled June 12 as the ideal date for matches to resume. Barcelona sit top of the table, two points ahead of Real Madrid. Players in […]

FIFA postpones women’s U-17 World Cup to 2021

The women’s Under-17 World Cup, due to be held in India in November, has been postponed for three month, FIFA said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of sporting events hit by the pandemic. The tournament, to be played in five cities across the country, will now start February 17, football’s governing body said. India […]

ODEGBAMI: ROHR DOESN’T DESERVE NEW NIGERIA DEAL

Legendary Nigerian winger Segun Odegbami has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are reportedly set to renew Gernot Rohr’s contract. The 66-year-old Franco-German coach has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and he guided them to 2018 FIFA World Cup finals which were hosted by Russia. Odegbami, who scored 22 goals […]

I should have scored more goals – Rooney

Wayne Rooney may be Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer but he still believes he should have found the back of the net more often during his career, even though he was not a natural finisher. Rooney, a teenage sensation at Everton, joined United in 2004 and went on to score 253 goals in 559 […]

Report: Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Will Play for Nigeria National Team

After being passed over by Team USA, Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will reportedly play for the Nigeria national team in the Olympics. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Dinwiddie is in the process of obtaining a Nigerian passport and will join the country’s basketball team. Dinwiddie wasn’t included among the 44 finalists announced in February by USA Basketball for the […]

Nigeria: Super Eagles 2018 Jersey Ranked Fifth

The Super Eagles’ 2018 kit has been voted fifth among the iconic football shirts worldwide across all generations. That is the outcome of the 24-hour poll conducted by BBC sports website. The shirt was beaten by those of Brazil (1970); Netherlands (1988); West Germany (1990) and England (1966) in the top four places. The Nigerian […]

Anthony Joshua faces fresh challenge for WBO belt

Anthony Joshua has been called out by a fresh opponent amid the ongoing break from professional boxing. The Brit has already been forced to delay preparations for his scheduled title defence against Kubrat Pulev, all but ending hopes of a potential bout against Tyson Fury later this year. The 30-year-old could unify the division should […]

Nigeria: Rashidi Yekini Named Nigeria’s Best Striker

Though some may feel it is an obvious choice, top Nigerian goalkeepers have unanimously voted for late Rashidi Yekini as the best striker in the past 60 years of Nigerian football. In a poll conducted by a former international and a legend himself, Segun Odegbami, the trio of Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu and Dosu Joseph […]

I will never coach Nigeria again – Oliseh

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has sensationally disclosed that he will never coach the country’s national team again, even if he was handed the opportunity a second time. Oliseh, who had a total of 52 caps for the Eagles, scoring two goals between 1993 and 2002, managed the national team between 2015 and 2016, […]