Four observations from the Flying Eagles 2-1 win over Ivory Coast
Published: May 18, 2022
The following are the things we observed in the Flying Eagles' 2-1 win against Cote d’Ivoire that  saw the team reach the final of the WAFU-UFOA B Championship.   1. Tricky Ivorians   The Baby Elephants went to the ground quite easily in the game in an attempt to con the referee and ultimately have...
Flying Eagles player ratings : Daga living up to hype; Yahaya super-sub; Ibrahim, Njoku impress
Published: May 18, 2022
The Flying Eagles on Tuesday night reached the final of the WAFU U-20  Zone B Regional tournament which serves as qualification to the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in 2023.   It was a nervy game which was settled in extra-time after both sides finished the game 1-1 in regulation time.   This is how the...
Nigeria 2 Ivory Coast 1 : Yahaya nets extra-time winner as Flying Eagles qualify for AFCON
Published: May 17, 2022
Nigeria's U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles on Tuesday night booked their place in the final of the WAFU Zone B regional tournament with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast after extra time.    The Ladon Bosso tutored side have qualified for the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations following the win and will now face ...
Arsenal, Wolves, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid stars named in Mexico squad for friendly vs Nigeria and June intls
Published: May 17, 2022
The Mexican Football Federation have announced the list of players summoned by Gerardo Martino, Technical Director of the Mexican National Team, for the next three friendly matches against Nigeria, Uruguay and Ecuador, as well as for the two Nations League games against Suriname  and Jamaica in June.   The Supe...
"Four years ago I was an U18 footballer' - Rangers star Bassey ahead of special game vs Eagles
Published: May 17, 2022
Calvin Bassey is set to play the biggest game of his young career when Rangers face off with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.   The Super Eagles left-back admitted that the prospect of being involved against the Eagles is so special.   Bassey acknowledged that his caree...
Rangers' German-born CB reveals secret behind Tavernier's goalscoring form pre-Eintracht Frankfurt
Published: May 17, 2022
Rangers' German-born central defender Leon Balogun has revealed the secret behind James Tavernier's goalscoring form in the UEFA Europa League ahead of Wednesday's showpiece against Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville.   The Light Blues captain is the leading scorer in the Europa League with seven, with ...
Van Bronckhorst names three Super Eagles stars in Rangers' travelling squad for UEL final
Published: May 17, 2022
Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst named three Super Eagles stars in Rangers' traveling squad for Wednesday's Europa League showpiece against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville.   It is confirmed that central defenders Leon Balogun and Calvin Bassey, and attacking midfie...
'Great players miss penalties' - Ikpeba defends Chelsea, Liverpool stars after FA Cup penalty miss
Published: May 16, 2022
Liverpool won their second trophy of the season this past weekend, beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to lift the Emirates FA Cup for the first time since 2006.   In the shootout, Cesar Azpilicueta failed to convert Chelsea's second penalty and Liverpool winger Sadio Mane had a chance to win it but his kick wa...
Nigeria squad announcement : Barca & Leicester stars named to 32-player Super Falcons training roster
Published: May 16, 2022
Head Coach Randy Waldrum has invited 32 players to the camp of the Super Falcons as the Cup holders get set for a two-week training camp in Morocco ahead of the 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations holding in that country, 2nd – 23rd July.   An analysis of the roster revealed that four goalkeepers, nine defenders,...
AFCONQ: Nigeria to face Mauritius as Sao Tome kicked out for fielding player who tested positive for Covid
Published: May 16, 2022
The Super Eagles will not be facing São Tomé and Príncipe in Group A of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as Mauritius have taken the place of the Islanders.    The Director of Competitions of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Samson Adamu has confirmed that Mauritius won a case it file...
Peseiro named new Nigeria coach, subject to Portuguese signing agreed terms; Finidi promoted
Published: May 15, 2022
The Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.   The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.   José Vitor dos Santos Pe...
Osimhen must score two goals on final day of the season to trigger goal bonus of N56.2m
Published: May 15, 2022
Victor Osimhen scored his 18th goal in all competitions this season as Napoli thrashed Genoa 3-0 at the Diego Maradona Stadium on Sunday afternoon to be assured of at least a third place finish in the 2021-2022 Serie A season.   Fourteen minutes in, the Nigeria international broke the deadlock with a headed goal...
'Things you love to see' - Balogun reacts as Mainz fan raises Rangers scarf vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Published: May 15, 2022
Leon Balogun has reacted to a Mainz fan showing his support for Glasgow Rangers during the German Bundesliga clash between Mainz and Eintracht Frankfurt at Mewa Arena on Saturday afternoon.   Mainz was Balogun's last club in Germany before he moved to the United Kingdom to link up with Brighton & Hove, from ...
'It's time he steps aside'- 2002 World Cupper wants to replace Amaju Pinnick as NFF President
Published: May 15, 2022
Former Nigerian forward Benedict Akwuegbu said he is being lobbied to contest the position of President of the Nigeria Football Federation ahead of the body’s anticipated elective congress by a section of those who want ex-footballers to take over administrative affairs at the Sunday Dankaro House in Abuja.   ...
Three Lions boss Southgate considers giving 2017 Super Eagles invitee first England call-up
Published: May 15, 2022
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is reportedly considering Crystal Palace attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze for a call-up to the England senior national team.   The Sun says Eze is closing in on an England call-up ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after impressing Southgate since return from injury.   ...