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Sport Football

FIFA bans ex-German football boss Niersbach over World Cup bid

25 July 2016, 19:11

FIFA's ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), for one year over misconduct surrounding the country's successful 2006 World Cup bid.

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Senate president Saraki wants peace in Nigeria football

25 July 2016, 17:18

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki on Monday admonished football administrators to learn to accept defeat in the interest of the immediate environment and larger society, and not engage in ‘pull-the-house-down’ syndrome when things do not go their way.

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NFF begs Senate for ‘enabling environment’ to run Nigeria football

25 July 2016, 16:08

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has appealed to the Senate to creat an enabling environment for his administration to run football in the country.

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Aurier bags brace as PSG down Inter 3-1 in friendly

25 July 2016, 15:45

Serge Aurier's two goals lifted Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 victory over Inter Milan on Sunday in an International Champions Cup friendly in Eugene, Oregon.

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Manchester derby in China called off

25 July 2016, 11:43

Manchester United said Monday that its pre-season friendly with Manchester City in Beijing has been cancelled after torrential rains soaked the turf at the Bird's Nest Stadium venue.

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Barcelona, Madrid set to tour Nigeria

25 July 2016, 07:58

Nigerian football fans can look forward to watching an El'Clasico featuring FC Barcelona and Real Madrid live in the flesh after La Liga President, Javier Tebas announced that the two teams will soon be touring Nigeria.

Golden Eaglets coach denies invitation of foreign youngsters

25 July 2016, 08:37

Golden Eaglets Head Coach Manu Garba has for the umpteenth time warned impostors to steer clear of the Nigeria U-17 camp, even as he commended his wards for keeping their record intact after five trial matches.

PHOTOS: Fifa President, Secretary General visit Nigeria

25 July 2016, 10:36

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, accompanied by Secretary General Fatma Samoura, on Sunday arrived in Abuja on a two-day visit.

Win or bust for goal-shy Medeama in CAF Cup

25 July 2016, 11:36

Victory for hosts Medeama of Ghana over Young Africans of Tanzania Tuesday will bring them into contention for a CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals place.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

FIFA President, Secretary General arrive Abuja on Sunday

24 July 2016, 14:33

President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Fatma Samba Samoura will arrive in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja on Sunday for a two–day working visit.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Ronaldo opens own "CR7" hotel, gives name to airport

23 July 2016, 21:02

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo inaugurated his own hotel on Friday called "CR7" after his initials and shirt number, while the airport on his home island of Funchal was renamed in his honour.

Friday, 22 July 2016

NPFL preview: Rivers United vs Sunshine Stars

22 July 2016, 13:14

Another big weekend awaits players of Rivers United as they face Sunshine Stars in Akure on match day 28 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Demba Ba surgeon confident striker will play again

22 July 2016, 14:24

Demba Ba's surgeon arrived in Shanghai and declared he was confident the former Chelsea striker would return to competitive football.

NFF denies impeachment report

22 July 2016, 16:37

The Nigeria Football Federation has described as no more than tales by moonlight, a report in an African football website that NFF President Amaju Pinnick came close to being impeached at the board’s meeting on Wednesday.

Allardyce confirmed as England manager

22 July 2016, 17:17

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager after the Football Association officially appointed him on Friday, 10 years after he failed to convince them he was the right man for the job.

We'll fight Wikki in Bauchi, says Abia Warriors striker Agoha

22 July 2016, 18:52

Abia Warriors striker, Chinenye Agoha has said that they will give Wikki Tourists a run for their money when the two sides meet in this weekend's week 28 Nigeria Professional Football league encounter in Bauchi.

FIFA ethics judges open case against Thai official Makudi

22 July 2016, 20:19

FIFA ethics judges have opened a case against former executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand, who faces a four-year ban for alleged election forgery and other misconduct.

Barcelona signs Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes

22 July 2016, 22:35

Barcelona has signed Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes after securing his transfer from rival Spanish club Valencia.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

NFF issues 7-day ultimatum for Paul Le Guen’s replacement

21 July 2016, 12:14

The Nigeria Football Federation has handed a 7-day ultimatum to the technical committee to shop for another technical adviser for the Super Eagles after Paul Le Guen rejected the job.

CAF announces Total as title sponsor of AFCON

21 July 2016, 13:05

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced Total as the official sponsor of the body for the next eight years.

Mourinho stays tight-lipped on Pogba swoop

21 July 2016, 14:03

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted on Thursday the club needs one more signing before the season starts but would not confirm it would be record target Paul Pogba.

Mario Goetze returns to Dortmund from Bayern

21 July 2016, 17:28

Borussia Dortmund is bringing back forward Mario Goetze from Bayern Munich.

Mikel named in Nigeria’s Rio football squad

21 July 2016, 19:35

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been named in Nigeria’s squad for the football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Golden Eaglets trounce P-Sport Academy

21 July 2016, 20:30

Nigeria’s U17 side, Golden Eaglets on Wednesday beat P-Sport Academy 3-0 at the NFF\FIFAGoal Project pitch in Abuja.

Fed Cup: Rivers United, Enyimba clash headline quarter finals

21 July 2016, 21:30

The encounter between CAF Champions League hopefuls Enyimba FC and high –flying Rivers United is definitely the pick of the 2016 men’s Federation Cup quarter –final matches.

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