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Finally, FG Pays Super Falcons

On Friday, the federal government finally paid the Super Falcons of Nigeria for their victory at the just concluded African Women Championship Nations Cup in Camerooun. The team went on protest after several delay in the payment of their entitlements and match bonus on Wednesday, President Buhari  see to the …

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Brazilian footballer, Hermito Zampier wakes from Coma with memory loss after plane crash

There are reports that the Brazillian footballer, Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, one of the six survivors of the recent plane crash carrying the Chaponese team has woken up from coma with loss of memory. This is two weeks after the chartered flight LaMia Flight 2933 carrying the team to Medellin …

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind Barcelona’s Messi, who took the honour for a fifth time last year. Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote. Ronaldo …

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FIFA Rankings: Nigeria Move up

Nigeria continued their impressive rise in football after climbing to 60th in the latest FIFA Rankings, which were released by the world football body on Thursday. Three-time African champions moved up four spots in the rankings from 64 to 60, while their 2018 World Cup qualifying opponents Algeria and Cameroon …

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Super Eagles Star, Onazi Drags Lazio To FIFA over Unpaid Wages

Nigeria super eagles midfielder,  Ogenyi Onazi has concluded plans to take his former club Lazio to FIFA over unpaid wages, AfricanFootball.com can exclusively report. A source close to the player told AfricanFootball.com that the hard working Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder is not happy that he is being owed two months’ …

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Mikel, Iheanacho, Musa Make CAF Award 30-Man List

Nigerian stars, Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa are among 30 players nominated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year. This is the first nomination for Manchester City striker, Iheanacho for the award after a successful season at the English Premier …

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FIFA U-17: Falconets Coach Blames Early Exit On Inexperience

Falconets head coach, Bala Nikyu, has blamed the early exit of his players from the FIFA U-17 world cup on inexperience. Coach Nikyu told Channels Television that aside three players who featured at the 2014 edition of the tournament in Costa Rica all the girls featured at the championships in …

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World Cup Qualifier 2018: Eagles Beat Zambia 2- 1

Super Eagles has started their journey to 2018 World Cup in Russia with a victory over the Chipolopolo Stars of Zambia. The Nigeria super eagles defeated Zambia by 2-1. This victory has seen Nigeria toping the Group B in the World Cup qualifiers with 3 points. In the 33rd minute …

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NFF Owns Up: We Are in Distress

Five days after the communication department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) denied in ‘strong term’ the reports that the Glass House is short of cash to prosecute the World Cup qualifying match against Zambia in Ndola this Sunday, the federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, wednesday admitted that the financial situation …

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I’m Alive, Says Taribo Amidst Death Rumours

Former Nigeria defender Taribo West has dispelled news on the social media and websites claiming he died in a South African hospital on Thursday. Nigerian website gongnews.com had the headline ‘Another tragedy: Taribo West dies at 50’ while smithrise.com’s was ‘Former Nigerian Defender Taribo West Dies in South Africa.’ “The …

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