England edge past Nigeria

England beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday in a friendly that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets under way. First-half goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane helped England to victory at Wembley in their penultimate

Onazi Hails NFF On Super Eagles Welfare

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has praised the present Nigeria Football Federation administration headed by Amaju Melvin Pinnick for how they have handled the general care and welfare for the various national teams. “I don’t like to compare administrations, but we must say for a fact that the present NFF has

Messi hits hat trick in World Cup warm-up

Lionel Messi has sent an ominous warning out to his World Cup rivals, hitting a hat trick as Argentina cruised to a 4-0 friendly win over Haiti on Tuesday. The Barcelona star cooly slotted home a penalty to break the deadlock in the 17th minute before adding two more goals in

Leopards hold Super Eagles in Port Harcourt

Despite getting an early lead through Troost-Ekong, the Super Eagles were forced to a share of the spoils after Aina conceded a penalty Nigeria were held to a 1-1 stalemate in their pre-World Cup friendly against Congo DR at the Adokiye Amiesimake Stadium on Monday evening. The Super Eagles got off to

Nigeria fall to narrow Atletico Madrid defeat

A Nigeria B selection were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the GOtv Max Cup at the Godswil Akpabio international Stadium in Uyo. The Super Eagles team, which comprised both home and foreign-based players, impressed against the UEFA Europa League champions, netting two stunning goals against La Liga's

Messi will stay at Barcelona- Aguero

S​ergio Aguero is training with the Argentina national team ahead of the World Cup in Russia, but that did not stop the striker from clearing up his future in regards to his club career or from predicting what will happen with Lionel Messi . After arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Aguero

Nigeria unmoved in FIFA World Rankings

Nigeria and South Africa have remained unmoved in the May edition of the FIFA World Rankings, although Ghana are one of several nations to have climbed after a relatively quiet month of international football. There are no movers inside the world's top 47 places, and therefore Africa's top six remain as

Laurent Koscielny suffers Achilles injury in Europa League semi

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny could miss this summer's World Cup after a suffering an Achilles injury during the Europa League semi-final second leg at Atletico Madrid. The 32-year-old lost his footing off the ball and was in obvious distress as he clutched his lower leg. The injury forced the Gunners into a

Salah “insulted” by image right dispute

Premier League leading scorer Mohamed Salah said on Sunday he is insulted over the unauthorized use of his image and blames the Egyptian Football Association in a dispute that comes less than two months before the World Cup in Russia. The Egyptian star is furious his image features prominently on the