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Nigeria Beats Senegal 1-0 to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

Nigeria’s Under-23 national team, Dream Team VI, on Wednesday pipped host Senegal by a lone goal to qualify for the 2016 Olympics scheduled to hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogenekaro Etebo broke the deadlock in the 76th minute when he converted …

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FIFA Announces List of Nominees For Ballon d’Or Award

The Federation of International Football Association has announced the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the best player of 2015 and for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2015. The announcement which was made today on had Cristiano Ronald(Portugal/Real Madrid), Lionel Messi(Argentina/FC Barcelona) and Neymar(Brazil/FC …

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If You Don’t Like My Job, Confront FIFA Congress –Blatter Tells Ethics Committee

Embattled former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has condemned moves by the Ethics committee of the Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, ordering his suspension from office as President of the association. Blatter, who spoke in a reaction on Thursday in Zurich during a media interview, said it was only the …

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Bassey Gets FIFA Assignment

Top Nigerian official, Paul Bassey, has been designated by football’s world governing body, FIFA, as match commissioner for Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying cracker between the Red Devils of Congo and Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in Brazzaville. The highly –respected Bassey, who is also a CAF General Coordinator and instructor …

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Nigeria U-23 Team Arrives In The Gambia…… Osihmen, Nwakali Gets Dream Team Call Up

The U-23 National Team delegation has arrived in The Gambia for a 10 –day training program ahead of the 2ndAfrica U-23 Cup of Nations taking place in Senegal. learnt that the ARIK Air aircraft conveying the team from Lagos lost a tyre on landing at the Kotoka International Airport, …

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Russia 2018 :Sihlangu Promises To Attack

The Senior National Team of Swaziland, nicknamed Sihlangu Somnikati, insists it will go on the offensive when the referee’s whistle sounds for kick –off of Tuesday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Namibian official Jackson Pavaza will be the referee for the game that will …

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Heroic Reception For Golden Eaglets

A reception worthy of heroes was accorded players and officials of the U-17 National Team, Golden Eaglets, as they returned to the country on Wednesday following a successful campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The Coach Emmanuel Amuneke –led squad touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International …

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Ovation For Eaglets Aboard Emirates Flight

There is indeed truism in the assertion that ‘everyone loves a winner’ as the triumphant GoldenEaglets were treated to a standing ovation aboard Emirates Airlines on their return trip to Nigeria after Chile 2015 conquest. Travelling on Boeing 777 Flight 248 from Santiago to Dubai, the pilot after the usual …

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World Soccer Star Ronaldo Premieres Film In London

Portuguese soccer icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, has moved from football pitch to red carpet as he premiered his personal portrait film “Ronaldo” in London on Monday. FIFA World Player of the Year reportedly reunited with his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the red carpet, which also saw a …

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Russia 2018: Eagles Camp Bubbles For Swaziland

As at Tuesday afternoon, Head Coach Sunday Oliseh was expecting only three players in the Super Eagles camp as preparations were intensified for Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Swaziland in Lobamba on Friday. In camp are Captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeepers Carl Ikeme, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Alampasu, …

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