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FIFA names Arsene Wenger Global Football Development Chief

FIFA names Arsene Wenger Global Football Development Chief Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has been confirmed as FIFA’s new chief of global football development, the world governing body has announced. The 70-year-old - who left the Gunners after 22 years in charge in the summer of 2018 - will be chiefly responsible for "overseeing and driving the growth and...... more

IOC President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome

IOC President arrives Nigeria to rousing welcome President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dr Thomas Bach, on Wednesday, arrived Nigeria on a two-day official visit. Bach, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 4. 05 p.m. was received by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare and other top government officials. He said...... more

BREAKING: Super Eagles start 2021 AFCON qualifiers on winning note, beat Squirrels of Benin in Uyo

BREAKING: Super Eagles start 2021 AFCON qualifiers on winning note, beat Squirrels of Benin in Uyo Nigeria’s Super Eagles kick-started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a winning note by beating the Squirrels of Benin Republic 2-1. The squirrels drew first blood with Stephane Sessegnon’s 3rd minute goal, which stemmed from a flaw in the Nigerian defense line. However, Victor Osimhen brought the Eagles back...... more

BREAKING: Liverpool hammer champions Man City 3-1 to extend EPL lead

BREAKING: Liverpool hammer champions Man City 3-1 to extend EPL lead Two quick goals early in the game and a third shortly on the restart was all that Liverpool needed to beat defending champions Manchester City on Sunday night at Anfield and further extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League. Fabinho scores with stunning long-range drive while Mohammed...... more

EPL Battle of Giants: Guardiola fearless despite City’s poor Anfield record

EPL Battle of Giants: Guardiola fearless despite City’s poor Anfield record Pep Guardiola has "never" felt like an underdog and insists even a daunting trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday will not alter his belief in his Manchester City side. Guardiola takes City into Sunday's clash with everything seemingly in favour of the home side. The European champions have a...... more

EPL: Chelsea leapfrog Man City to take second position

EPL:  Chelsea leapfrog Man City to take second position Chelsea recorded a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since their title-winning season of 2016-17 as they moved up to second in the table. The Blues' victory over Crystal Palace means they are now five points behind leaders Liverpool. Frank Lampard's side moved above Manchester City, who play...... more

Olympic Eagles open AFCON U-23 title defence against Cote d’Ivoire

Olympic Eagles open AFCON U-23 title defence against Cote d’Ivoire The Olympic Eagles will today begin their quest for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket against Ivory Coast this Saturday in Al Salem stadium in Egypt. Nigeria had defeated Libya and Sudan to qualify for the third edition of the Africa U-23 Championship to be hosted in the city of Cairo and...... more

NDSF seeks FG’s support For First Africa Deaf Athletics championship in Nairobi

NDSF seeks FG’s support For First Africa Deaf Athletics championship in Nairobi The Nigerian Federation of Sports for the Deaf (NDSF) called on the new Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, to support the federation to participate in the first African Athletics Championship for the Deaf. Federation secretary Lukman Agbabiaka told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the...... more

Dutch goal sensation shoots down Golden Eaglets at Brazil 2019 U-17 World Cup

Dutch goal sensation shoots down Golden Eaglets at Brazil 2019 U-17 World Cup Forward Sontje Hansen in the wee hours of today, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, netted a hat-trick to propel the Netherlands past Nigeria 3-1 and into the quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. The Ajax product produced two goals in the opening 15 minutes to put his side in...... more

Champions League: Liverpool win to move to top of group, Chelsea hit back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax

Champions League: Liverpool win to move to top of group, Chelsea hit back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax Champions League holders Liverpool collected another victory in their relentless campaign by sneaking past Genk at a subdued Anfield. Jürgen Klopp's side lost to Napoli in their opening Group E game - their only loss in any competition this season - but have picked up three straight wins to move towards...... more

Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City return to Europe as UEFA Champions League resumes

Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City return to Europe as UEFA Champions League resumes The UEFA Champions League group stage is halfway complete, and while the groups are taking shape, there’s still plenty to sort out as teams look for openings through to the knockout stage, reports nbcsports.com.Two Premier League teams are in action – both at home – as Chelsea hosts Ajax at Stamford...... more

U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets set for Netherlands challenge

U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets set for Netherlands challenge Five-time world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, have been tipped as favourites when they confront Netherlands in Tuesday’s Round of 16 clashes at the FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil. The Golden Eaglets, according to a Channels TV report, topped their Group B table after winning two matches (defeated...... more

Senegal emerge African Champions of 2019 COPA Lagos

Senegal emerge African Champions of 2019 COPA Lagos The Sand Terranga Lions of Senegal were on Sunday once again crowned champions of the 2019 COPA Lagos as they successfully defended the crown they won in 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Senegalese  won all their matches in the 2019 tournament to emerge champions. Senegal defeated...... more

Action in 10 centres as 2019/2020 NPFL kicks off today •All Matchday 1 Fixtures

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has revealed its readiness to closely monitor everyone involved in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which kicks off today, Sunday, November 3, 2019. In a statement signed by the head of the NFF Integrity Unit, Barrister Okey Obi, the country’s football governing body vowed...... more

Mane caps Liverpool fightback, Man City escape against Saints

Mane caps Liverpool fightback, Man City escape against Saints Liverpool staged a thrilling fightback to beat Aston Villa 2-1 thanks to Sadio Mane's last-gasp winner, while Manchester City kept in touch with the Premier League leaders after their own escape act in a 2-1 victory against Southampton on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's side trailed to Trezeguet's first-half goal at Villa Park,...... more

Saudi Arabia holds first-ever WWE Superstars Women Wrestling Match

Saudi Arabia holds first-ever WWE Superstars Women Wrestling Match Dressed demurely in black leggings and unflattering baggy t-shirts, rather than their trademark low-cut bikini tops, WWE superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans starred in the first-ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, the latest unlikely event in the kingdom as it attempts to shrug off an ultra-conservative image. As...... more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglets seek perfect record against Australia

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglets seek perfect record against Australia  Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will be wary of desperate Australia as they attempt to maintain their perfect run in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup when the two teams clash in the last group game today. Eaglets have already booked their place in the round of 16 following victories over Hungary and...... more

Ahmed Musa bounces back as Rohr unveils Super Eagles players for 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Ahmed Musa bounces back as Rohr unveils Super Eagles players for 2021 AFCON qualifiers  Nigeria recalled skipper Ahmed Musa, South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and midfielder Mikel Agu on Monday for next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho. The Super Eagles will open their qualifying campaign for the tournament in Cameroon on November 14 in the southern Nigerian city of...... more

Liverpool recover from first minute goal to beat Spurs and extend EPL lead

Liverpool recover from first minute goal to beat Spurs and extend EPL lead Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break before Mo Salah tucked away a penalty to complete the comeback as...... more

‘I am very proud of you’, Buhari congratulates Golden Eaglets

‘I am very proud of you’, Buhari congratulates Golden Eaglets President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for a fantastic beginning in the group opening match of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019. Nigeria Under-17 football team opened Brazil 2019 with a 4-2 win over Hungary, signaling their readiness to win the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented sixth time....... more

SHOCKER: Player commits penalty before entering field of play

SHOCKER: Player commits penalty before entering field of play Holstein Kiel substitute Michael Eberwein was left stunned after giving away a penalty while warming up as a substitute during his side's clash with Bochum.  Eberwein was limbering up to the left of Holstein's goal before kicking a wayward shot back into the penalty area before it went out of play. ...... more

U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets storm back to demolish Hungary with late blitz of goals

U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglets storm back to demolish Hungary with late blitz of goals Nigeria notched a 4-2 comeback win over Hungary Saturday night at Goiania's Estadio Olimpico in the Group B opener of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019. A trio of Golden Eaglet goals in the 79th, 81st and 85th minutes were decisive for the five-time U-17 world champions. Despite conceding the opening...... more

Leicester equal Premier League record with 9-0 demolition of Southampton

Leicester equal Premier League record with 9-0 demolition of Southampton Leicester City equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as dismal 10-man Southampton were dismantled at a rainswept St Mary's. The victory sees Brendan Rodgers' side climb into second place, leapfrogging Manchester City and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool. The result, which matches Manchester United's 9-0...... more

Mbappe breaks Messi’s Champions League record

Mbappe breaks Messi’s Champions League record Paris Saint-Germain's French striker Kylian Mbappe broke Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi's Champions League record as the youngest player to net 15 Champions League goals. On Tuesday's match which is played between Belgian team Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydelstadion, 20-year-old’s outstanding performance played an important role in the win...... more

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Liverpool, Chelsea win as Messi, Mertens set goals records

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Liverpool, Chelsea win as Messi, Mertens set goals records Liverpool and Chelsea clinched impressive victories on the road in the Champions League on Wednesday as Lionel Messi, Dries Mertens and teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland claimed impressive goal-scoring landmarks. Defending champions Liverpool defeated Genk 4-1 which saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain score twice while Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at...... more

Peak pledges support for Para Powerlifting World Cup

Peak pledges support for Para Powerlifting World Cup Peak, the flagship brand of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, has restated its commitment to Nigeria’s para powerlifters ahead of next February’s Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup in Abuja. The Official Milk of Abuja 2020, as the three-day competition is called, Peak said that it believed in the indomitable spirit...... more

Liverpool hold Man Utd to move 6 points clear on top of EPL table

Liverpool hold Man Utd to move 6 points clear on top of EPL table Liverpool have held Manchester United to a draw at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Sunday. This comes as Liverpool failed to record a record-equalling 18th straight Premier League win, although Adam Lallana’s late equaliser saved the European champions from a loss at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford’s controversial goal...... more

Nigeria crash out of CHAN 2020 despite 2-0 win over Togo

Nigeria crash out of CHAN 2020 despite 2-0 win over Togo Super Eagles team B otherwise called CHAN Eagles Saturday at the Agege Township stadium failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 edition of the African Nations Championship billed for Cameroon. The Imama Amakapabo led side beat Hawks of Togo 2-0 in front of a capacity crowd but it was...... more

Scot, Egyptian rescue scammed Nigerian footballer

Scot, Egyptian rescue scammed Nigerian footballer A Nigerian footballer has returned home from Mongolia following an ordeal that saw him scammed by a shady agent who promised a glittering sports career that never materialised. Moshood Afolabi, 24, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, a day after he left Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia....... more

Aisha Buhari hosts Para-Powerlifting World Cup flag-off at Presidential Villa

Aisha Buhari hosts Para-Powerlifting World Cup flag-off at Presidential Villa The attention of the sports community will be focused on the Presidential Villa, Abuja this evening as the First Lady, Dr (Mrs.) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, hosts the first major activity leading to next year’s Para Powerlifting World Cup, which will be held in Abuja. With Mrs. Buhari as the Chief Host,...... more

 

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