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Sport Football

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar on shortlist for Ballon d'Or -- FIFA

30 November 2015, 21:34

Barcelona pair Lionel Messi and Neymar were named on the shortlist for FIFA's prestigious Ballon d'Or along with double reigning title holder, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

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Celestine Babayaro bags ambassadorial role

30 November 2015, 21:34

Former Chelsea left back Celestine Babayaro has been named the brand ambassador of Nigeria National League side Kaduna United.

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Aisha Falode tipped to head women’s league

30 November 2015, 19:39

It was back-slapping galore at the weekend in Port Harcourt as the South South Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation met to address pressing football issues ahead of elections into some arms of the football fraternity in the country.

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Siasia admits Dream Team were lucky to beat Mali

30 November 2015, 19:39

Coach of the Dream Team Samson Siasia has admitted that his team was lucky to have escaped with a 3-2 victory over West African rivals Mali, in its first game at the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations played at the Caroline Fay Stadium, Mbour, Senegal.

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Beach Eagles prepare for Barcelona, Kano Pillars

30 November 2015, 18:34

The Nigeria’s Beach Eagles say they are ready to challenge FC Barcelona, Kano Pillars and Shooting Stars FC to reclaim the Copa Lagos trophy.

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Nigerian win tops joyful weekend for Siasia

30 November 2015, 07:39

Nigeria survived a second-half onslaught to beat Mali 3-2 at the African 2016 Olympic Games football qualifying tournament in Senegal and complete a joyful weekend for coach Samson Siasia.

Sanchez, Koscielny injured in Arsenal stalemate

30 November 2015, 08:39

Arsenal suffered more injury woes in a draw at Norwich with star forward Alexis Sanchez a particular worry.

Flying Eagles star speaks on first League experience

30 November 2015, 09:40

Nigeria U20 defender Zaharadeen Bello has recounted his experience of playing professional football for the first time with hometown club, Kano Pillars.

Mali coach laments loss to Nigeria

30 November 2015, 11:30

Mali U23s Head Coach, Cheick Oumar Kone, has blamed his side's poor performance in the first half for the 3-2 loss to the Dream Team VI at an Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Group B fixture on Sunday night.

Mourinho denies rift with brooding Costa

30 November 2015, 11:30

Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker's unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench.

Dream Team survive Mali scare

30 November 2015, 12:30

Nigeria’s Dream Team shot to the top of Group B of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations after edging Mali 3-2 in M’Bour.

Siasia explains Osimhen’s inclusion

30 November 2015, 13:31

Samson Siasia has explained that his selection of Chile U-17 World Cup highest goal scorer Victor Osimhen for the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations is not on sentiment but on merit.

Siasia grateful for mother’s freedom

30 November 2015, 14:33

Coach of Nigeria U23 men’s football team Samson Siasia, has expressed his gratitude following the release of his mother, Mrs Ogere Siasia, who was abducted two weeks ago in their home in Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria.

Ighalo, Ujah on targets in Europe

30 November 2015, 16:00

Odion Ighalo and Anthony Ujah scored for their respective clubs in Europe over the weekend.

Adi nets 18th goal of the season as Timbers advance in MLS Cup

30 November 2015, 16:00

A goal by Fanendo Adi in the 54th minute assisted Portland Timbers advance to the final of the MLS Cup after the Oregon outfit were held to a 2–2 draw by FC Dallas at the Toyota Stadium on Sunday in the Western Conference Championship.

Infantino vows FIFA reforms from ‘day one’

30 November 2015, 17:02

UEFA's Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from "day one" if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.

Aussie boss says Cahill could figure at next W/Cup

30 November 2015, 17:02

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said evergreen striker Tim Cahill could play all the way to the next World Cup as the goals keep coming for the 35-year-old.

FIFA congratulates Enyimba for league victory

30 November 2015, 18:16

Acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou has congratulated Enyimba Football Club for winning the 2014/2015 Glo Premier League title.

Crunch time for Garcia at crisis-hit Roma

30 November 2015, 18:16

Club icon Francesco Totti looked on forlornly and captain Daniele De Rossi unleashed a cry of frustration as Roma's title hopes, and the future of coach Rudi Garcia, fell under intense scrutiny on Sunday.

‘Niger Tornadoes are worthy champions of NNL’

30 November 2015, 19:34

The coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) new comers, Abdullahi Usman Biffo has expressed joy at his team's latest achievement winning the Nigeria National League (NNL) 2014/2015 season.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Jamie Vardy sets EPL record

29 November 2015, 08:39

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy made history by scoring for the 11th Premier League match running in his side's draw at home to Manchester United.

Abductors free mother of Siasa

29 November 2015, 16:45

The mother of under-23 football team coach abducted in the south around two weeks ago has been released, police said.

Ranieri hails Vardy, still fears relegation

29 November 2015, 16:45

Claudio Ranieri led the tributes to forward Jamie Vardy but the Leicester manager is still only interested in steering clear of relegation.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Klopp's Red revolution gathers pace

28 November 2015, 16:14

Liverpool return to the Premier League with an ideal opportunity to continue their revival under Jurgen Klopp when struggling Swansea visit Anfield.

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