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Sport Football

Bayern boost security, ban bottles, large bags

23 August 2016, 21:43

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have tightened security measures at their stadium, banning spectators from carrying big bags and bottles, ahead of Friday's home match -- the first of the new German league season.

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Investigator of Russian doping to speak at FIFA-hosted event

23 August 2016, 21:43

The investigator who detailed Russia's state-backed doping program will speak at a FIFA-hosted conference on ethics in sport next month.

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Victor Moses hopes Chelsea keep winning

23 August 2016, 17:50

Winger Victor Moses is hoping his English club Chelsea continue the winning form they began the season with.

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Victor Moses hails Mikel for Rio feat

23 August 2016, 16:44

Victor Moses has hailed his Chelsea teammate and compatriot John Obi Mikel for leading Nigeria to a third place finish in the men’s football event at the concluded Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Former Super Eagles coach wishes Pius Ikedia speedy recovery

23 August 2016, 15:38

The Nigerian football family on Tuesday in Lagos expressed concern over the health of former Super Eagles star, Pius Ikedia, and wished him speedy recovery.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Former Super Eagles defender slams NFF over Rohr’s $47 000 salary

23 August 2016, 11:05

Former Super Eagles defender Efe Sodje has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation for paying new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $47 000 as monthly salary.

Reborn Sterling leads City's Champions League charge

23 August 2016, 12:19

As Pep Guardiola's Manchester City advance upon the Champions League group phase, previously maligned winger Raheem Sterling appears to have been reborn.

Plateau beat Nasarawa United in rescheduled NPFL fixture

23 August 2016, 12:19

Hosts Plateau United FC on Monday continued their gradual move into the top half of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table by beating visiting Nasarawa United FC.

Enyimba to go for broke against Mamelodi Sundowns

23 August 2016, 13:05

Nigeria’s representative in this year’s CAF Champions League Enyimba will play their last game of the group stage of the competition when they host South African Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns.

Enyimba's Aigbogun desperate to beat Sundowns

23 August 2016, 14:02

Enyimba will go for a win in Tuesday’s Caf Champions League contest against Mamelodi Sundowns in Port Harcourt.

Nigerian community in S/Africa wants Dream Team to play W/Cup qualifiers

23 August 2016, 15:31

The President of Nigeria Union, South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to use the Dream Team to prosecute the 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

Germany's Schuerrle suffers KO on Dortmund start

23 August 2016, 15:31

Germany winger Andre Schuerrle has revealed how he was first poleaxed, then needed stitches for a chin wound having scored on his first competitive start for Borussia Dortmund.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Golden Eaglets coach alleges ‘robbery’ in Niger

22 August 2016, 11:18

Golden Eaglets assistant coach Nduka Ugbade has alleged that his side was a victim of bad officiating that led to a 3-1 loss to Niger in a CAF U17 Championship qualifier played in Niamey on Saturday.

Gambo’s strike earns Kano Pillars victory

22 August 2016, 12:36

Striker Mohammed Gambo’s first half strike was all Kano Pillars needed to beat visiting Rivers United 1-0 in a match day 32 encounter of the Nigeria Premier League played at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Sunday.

Wydad need point at Zesco to finish first

22 August 2016, 13:27

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco need a point at Zesco United of Zambia on Wednesday to win Group A and set up a CAF Champions League semi-final showdown with Zamalek of Egypt.

PHOTOS: Japanese surgeon hands cheques to Siasia, Mikel

22 August 2016, 13:28

Dream Team coach Samson Siasia and captain John Obi Mikel has received cheques from Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu after winning the bronze medal at the men’s football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Delighted Mikel returns to Chelsea after Rio Olympics feat

22 August 2016, 15:48

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has returned to Chelsea after leading his country to third place finish in the men’s football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Maiden Wanyama goal gives Tottenham victory

22 August 2016, 16:33

Victor Wanyama -- the only Kenyan playing in a major European football league -- scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-0 weekend victory over Crystal Palace.

Newcastle loan De Jong to PSV Eindhoven

22 August 2016, 18:41

Dutch international forward Siem de Jong has joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan from Newcastle United.

Sanches returns to Bayern training

22 August 2016, 22:46

Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches returned to training with Bayern Munich on Monday, but is unlikely to be fit to make his debut against Werder Bremen on Friday.

England coach Allardyce stands by Hart

22 August 2016, 22:46

Goalkeeper Joe Hart will retain his place in the England squad despite being dropped by Manchester City.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Golden Eaglets compound Nigeria woes after Niger loss

21 August 2016, 00:14

The Golden Eaglets lost 3-1 to Niger on Saturday in a CAF U17 Championship qualifier and will not have the opportunity to defend their world title.

Ex-Super Eagles star Pius Ikedia collapses on pitch

21 August 2016, 16:58

Former Super Eagles star, Pius Ikedia, allegedly collapsed on a football pitch during a friendly match.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Rio Olympics: Dream Team beat Honduras to win first medal for Nigeria

20 August 2016, 20:02

John Obi Mikel inspired Dream Team defeated Honduras 3-2 in the third place match of the men’s football event to win Nigeria’s first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Super Eagles coach Rohr lists Mikel, 22 others for Tanzania

19 August 2016, 17:14

Nigeria’s Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has invited 23 players, including Captain Mikel John Obi and goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, for next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

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