Just In: Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro Resigns

  By Our Correspondent   The Portuguese former forward disclosed this in a post on his X handle, formerly Twitter, on Friday.   According to Peseiro, he concluded his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday.   The gaffer wrote: “It was a pride and honor to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm.   “We feel a sense of fulfillment.   “We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the

By |March 1st, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

Osimhen scores hat-trick as Napoli end four-game 

    By: Ade Phillips   Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen, netted three goals in just 16 minutes as Napoli secured a dominant 6-1 victory over Sassuolo in their Italian Serie A clash, breaking Gli Azzurri’s four-game winless streak on Wednesday evening.   Sassuolo took the lead seventeen minutes into the game with Uros Racic finding the net after firing a loose ball into the bottom-right corner.   However, Amir Rrahmani initiated Napoli's comeback by equalizing in the 29th minute before Victor Osimhen, assisted by Matteo Politano, gave Napoli their first lead just two minutes later.   Five minutes before the

By |February 29th, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

NPFL: Pillars beat Sunshine Stars 5-1 in Kano

Kano Pillars Football Club secured a resounding 5-1 victory over Sunshine Stars of Akure in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League match. The match, held at the bustling Sani Abacha Stadium in Kofar-Mata, Kano, drew a sizable crowd of spectators. Mustapha Ibrahim showcased his scoring prowess by netting twice in the 48th and 52nd minutes, while Rabiu Ali, Auwalu Malam, and Umar Shehu each added a goal to Pillars' tally during the encounter. Despite Sunshine Stars managing to convert a penalty in the 82nd minute for a consolation goal, Kano Pillars' dominant performance secured them a decisive win. Speaking after

By |February 26th, 2024|Categories: Sports|Tags: |0 Comments

Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Nwabali bags chieftaincy title in hometown

  Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, was on Sunday conferred with a chieftaincy title by the traditional ruler of Mgbede community in Egbema Kingdom, Rivers State, Nzeobi Amida. According to a Nigerian sports website, BSN, the title, Ugo Egbema “The Pride of Egbema Kingdom”, was conferred on the goalkeeper following his performance at the recently concluded 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire. Report says that Amuda, who is also the chairman ONELGA Council of Chiefs, said the title conferred on Nwabali is in recognition of the honour the goalkeeper brought to Egbema Kingdom and ONELGA following his performance

By |February 19th, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

How my heart stopped working for 2 minutes, 40 seconds — Luton captain Tom Lockyer

Luton captain Tom Lockyer has revealed his heart stopped for two minutes and 40 seconds during an on-pitch cardiac arrest that left his life in the balance. Lockyer collapsed in the second half of Luton’s Premier League game against Bournemouth on December 16. The 29-year-old was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after he was hospitalised for five days following the shocking incident. Wales defender Lockyer, who also collapsed during Luton’s Championship play-off final victory against Coventry last season, spoke about his near-death experience prior to his club’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. “It was just a normal

Sunshine Stars unveil Boboye, Oboabona in Akure

Sunshine Stars FC on Thursday in Akure unveiled former Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye and AFCON 2013 winner Godfrey Oboabona as the team’s coach and player respectively. The club employed the services of the former Abia Warriors and Heartland manager following the sacking of Edith Agoye, who led the team to 14th place in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League season. The appointments were contained in a statement issued by Sunshine Stars media officer, Michael Akintunde. According to the statement, other technical crew members unveiled alongside Kennedy Boboye include Kayode Julius (chief coach), Nwachukwu Ifeanyi (assistant coach) and John Gaadi

By |February 16th, 2024|Categories: Sports|Tags: , |0 Comments

‘I no be Iwobi’, Sadiq Umar warns cyberbullies over AFCON loss

    Super Eagles and Real Sociedad forward, Sadiq Umar, has warned cyberbullies against trolling him following the Super Eagles’ loss against Ivory Coast in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.   Umar stated that despite not playing at the tournament, he has been subjected to abuse from some persons after the game on Sunday.   Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has been the subject of attacks from netizens who blamed him for the loss against hosts Cote d’Ivoire. The actions led to calls against cyber bullying by Super Eagles players, Minister of Sports, the Nigeria Football

By |February 14th, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

NFF, Peseiro in talks over Contact Extension

    Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro says he is in talks with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, over the extension of his contract.   Peseiro’s current contract will end at the end of this month.   The Portuguese guided the Super Eagles to a second place finish at the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cote d’Ivoire.   'My contract ends at the end of this month. Now I go to rest and I am speaking with the NFF to know about my future,” the 63-year-old told TVC News Nigeria.   “Now I need to

By |February 14th, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

Breaking: Tinubu rewards Super Eagles with national award, plots of land, flats in FCT

      President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, rewarded the Super Eagles of Nigeria with a national award (Member of the Order of the Niger, MON) flats in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and piece of land.     President Tinubu made the pronouncement when he received the players and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.   The delegation is led by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh.   The Super Eagles finished as runners-up in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.  

By |February 13th, 2024|Categories: Sports|0 Comments

AFCON: After Backlash, Iwobi Deletes Photos On Instagram

  Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, has deleted all his Instagram photos after he was dragged on social media by some Nigerian fans following the African Cup of Nations final defeat in the hands of host, Ivory Coast, on Sunday. The Super Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the hosts, ending the team’s dream of a fourth continental crown. Few hours after the tournament, Iwobi deleted photos from his Instagram handle. He only left one video post. The Fulham man also locked the comment section of the post The Fulham star featured for 79 minutes in Nigeria’s defeat to Ivory Coast

By |February 12th, 2024|Categories: News, Sports|0 Comments
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