PMB receives Infantino, warns NFF officials to behave

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned the officials of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to behave themselves by organizing useful sporting competitions. Speaking on the backdrop of incessant crisis rocking the leadership of the federation, the president admonished the Nigeria’s football administrators to be proactive as he received president of the world football ruling body, Read more

Dallas Cowboys Head The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2016

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $145 million over the past four years, or $65 million more than the highest-paid player in the league during that time, Drew Brees. Critics have called for Goodell’s scalp for the way he has handled recent scandals involving Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice. But Goodell has delivered tremendously Read more

Cameroon edge closer, Nigeria beat Sudan

Cameroon beat Libya 3-0 on Sunday in Bafoussam to edge closer to a place at the final tournament of U-20 AFCON Zambia 2017. Felix Chenkam and Martin Hongla scored in the first half before Preston Tabortetaka added the third on 53 minutes as ‘Les Lionceaux’ shot into a commanding lead ahead of the return leg Read more

China loses to Nigeria in its opener of Stankovic Cup

Without key player and former NBA star Yi Jianlian, Chinese national basketball team lost to Nigeria 71-79 in its opener of 2016 Stankovic Cup here on Tuesday. China’s all-star guard Guo Ailun collected a game-high 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, his club teammate Zhao Jiwei contributed 10 points, 3 assists and 2 steals. But Read more

Cameroon drawn with Nigeria and Algeria in final CAF qualification round for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Three countries who reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been drawn in a tough-looking Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualification group for the 2018 tournament in Russia. Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria will battle it out along with outsiders Zambia in Group B after the draw was conducted in Cairo today. Algeria and Nigeria Read more

Lionel Messi say he is retiring from the Argentina national team?

Lionel Messi’s international career is over. Or so he said after Argentina’s loss on penalty kicks to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday night. The 29-year-old told reporters, “the national team is over for me.” There was no indication that this might be it for Messi prior to the tournament. He’s not Read more

World Cup qualifying: Nightmare scenario for Nigeria; hope springs eternal for Ghana, Bafana

The Super Eagles have been pooled in the Group of Misery for World Cup qualifying after Friday’s draw Any hopes Nigeria had of an easy World Cup 2018 qualifying draw to help get the nation’s football back on its feet were shattered on Friday when the Super Eagles were drawn in an ominous group containing Read more

UEFA threaten to expel England and Russia after violent clashes leave one fan critical

The European football body opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union after scenes of violence marred their 1-1 draw with England in Marseille. Uefa handed down charges for alleged crowd disturbances, racist behaviour, and the setting off of fireworks by Russia fans during the game at the Stade Velodrome. It also said it would Read more

U-20 AFCON: Burundi fall to Nigeria in Calabar

VICTOR Osimhen and Captain Kelechi Nwakali secured Nige­ria’s place in the third round of the U-20 Afcon 2017 qualifiers as Emmanuel Amuneke’s men wrapped up the business in Calabar 2-1 on Saturday. The Flying Eagles had secured a vital away win a fort­night ago in Bujumbura but did not look like letting up as they Read more

Former Nigeria coach ‘Big Boss’Okechukwu Keshi dies

Former Nigeria football coach Stephen Keshi died Wednesday aged 54 of a suspected heart attack, his family said in a statement. The charismatic coach, dubbed “Big Boss” by fans, died in Benin City in southern Nigeria from “cardiac arrest”, the statement said. His brother and manager, Emmanuel Ado, confirmed Keshi’s death. “It is true, my Read more