Published in Foreign Written by October 01 2018 0

Team Europe beat the United states to regain the ryder cup.

Published in Sports Written by October 01 2018 0

 

The United States continued their run of dominance on the biggest stages for women’s basketball as Brittney Griner scored 15 points to help the US beat Australia 73-56 and win the Fiba Women’s Basketball World Cup.

Published in Sports Written by September 25 2018 0

D'Tigress are playing world Giants USA in the Quarter Final Encounter.

Published in Foreign Written by September 21 2018 0

Former Nigeria winger, Victor Moses, was left on the bench for the entire 90 minutes as Chelsea recorded a 1-0 win against their hosts, PAOK FC of Greece in their UEFA Europa League clash on Thursday

In Day 1 of the Europa league night, Willian scored the winning goal for Chelsea in the 7th minute poking the ball home after he was set up by Ross Barkley. Moses sat out again, still keeping the question pending why he quit his only chance of football "The National Team"

At the Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal, former U-23 Eagles striker, Sadiq Umar was also an used substitute in Scottish side, Glasgow Rangers’ 2-2 draw with Villarreal.

Carlos Bacca and Gerrard Moreno scored both goals for the hosts, while Scott Arfield and Kyle Larfety were on target for Rangers.

Super Eagles midfielder, Uche Agbo came in as a substitute for Belgian outfit, Standard Liege who fell to a 5-1 away defeat to Sevilla at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla.

Agbo came in for Mehdi Carcela 12 minutes from time.

FULL RESULTS
Villarreal 2 – 2 Rangers
Rapid Wien 2 – 0 Spartak Moskva
Sevilla 5 – 1 Standard Liège
Akhisarspor 0 – 1 Krasnodar
Olympique Mars… 1 – 2 Eintracht Fran…
Lazio 2 – 1 Apollon
Rennes 2 – 1 Jablonec
Dynamo Kyiv 2 – 2 Astana
Beşiktaş 3 – 1 Sarpsborg 08
Genk 2 – 0 Malmö FF
PAOK 0 – 1 Chelsea
Vidi 0 – 2 BATE

Published in local Written by September 20 2018 0

Nigeria moved up one place, from 49th position to 48th in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday the Super Eagles recorded a 3-0 win over lowly rated Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier to earn five more points and finish the month with 1415 points.

 

The three time African Champions are now the fifth top-ranked African nation.

meanwhile,

The South Africa Football Association has announced that the Bafana Bafana will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matchday-five encounter at the magnificent FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on November 17.

SAFA made the announcement on their official website on Thursday. The game has also been fixed for 3pm local time

Published in local Written by September 20 2018 0

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for a second four-year term. Pinnick, who is also the first Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), won 34 votes to beat former NFF president Aminu Maigari, who received eight votes.

Taiwo Ogunjobi, now former general secretary of the NFF polled two votes, while there were no votes for amateur club owner Chinedu Okoye.

The majority of the previous executive committee was returned on the promise of continuity.

Pinnick’s first tenure was characterised by a consistent power tussle with Chris Giwa, who also claimed leadership of the country’s football four years ago.

Published in local Written by September 20 2018 0

Ahead of the Elections, The NFF electoral committee had announced that Maigari is now only on a “provisional clearance” AFTER they had earlier cleared him for the polls in Katsina.

Reports claim Maigari has received overwhelming support from across the country ever since he declared his intention to return to office after a highly successful tenure between 2010 and 2014.

And there is probably a ploy from Pinnick to stop him from contesting.

A top source has also reported that Chris Giwa has got a court order to stop the NFF elections going on right now in Katsina.

Meanwhile,

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has re-iterated his stance that Nigeria signed no treaty with World Football Governing Body.

 FIFA and stated that he will defend the constitution of Nigeria, thereby discrediting the NFF Elections billed to take place in Katsina tomorrow.

Published in Foreign Written by August 08 2018 0

Deadline day is looming and there are a number of big stars who need a move in order to kick-start their careers

#1 Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld wants out of Tottenham, and it seems that manager Mauricio Pochettino wants rid of the 29-year-old, who has been the subject of overtures from Manchester United. It is a move that may yet happen, but Spurs are insisting on finding a replacement before selling. Given that they have failed to sign a single player this summer, it is little wonder the Old Trafford club appear to be keeping their options open.

 

#2 Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea)

It was little over two years ago that Danny Drinkwater played a pivotal role in Leicester City’s stunning Premier League title success. His energetic all-action style led to questions as to just why Manchester United released him as a youngster. Those answers have perhaps been found at Chelsea, where he has managed only 521 minutes of Premier League football. If he can’t find a way out, he threatens to become a forgotten man.

 

#3 Danny Ings (Liverpool)

It’s fair to say that luck hasn’t exactly been on Danny Ings' side since he completed a £6.5m move from Burnley to Liverpool off the back of an 11-goal season at Turfmoor in the 2014-15 campaign. Three minutes were all it took for him to grab his first Premier League goal for the club, but only two have followed since. Two serious knee injuries have wrecked his career with the Reds and realistically his opportunities will be restricted due to the club’s talented roster of forwards.

 

#4 Vincent Janssen (Tottenham)

Signed amid great fanfare from AZ in the summer of 2016, Tottenham have failed to see any meaningful return from the £17 million they spent on the Netherlands international forward. He managed just a couple of Premier League goals in a miserable first season and was then predictably shunted out on loan to Fenerbahce last term. Although he scored four times in the Super Lig, there appear to be no suitors this summer for a player still just 24-years-old.

 

#5 Loris Karius (Liverpool)

Winning back any credibility promises to be a major challenge for goalkeeper Loris Karius, whose two errors in the Champions League final cost Liverpool so dearly. Worse, he followed those up with similar blunders in pre-season that prompted Jurgen Klopp to go out and invest a world-record amount in Brazil international Alisson. It’s hard to see the 25-year-old regaining a first-team spot at Anfield, and if he is to grow, a move may be the best idea.

 

#6 Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains on the books of Chelsea after a successful loan spell at Crystal Palace last season. His performances at Selhurst Park were sufficient to earn him a place in England’s World Cup squad but retaining a place with the Three Lions will be tough at Stamford Bridge, where Maurizio Sarri’s squad is replete with quality in the heart of the field. With Mateo Kovacic potentially arriving from Real Madrid, his chances are set to be further depleted.

 

#7 Anthony Martial (Manchester United)

Anthony Martial was on the periphery of things at Manchester United before a spat with manager Jose Mourinho this summer surely put an end to his career at Old Trafford. His inability to nail down a regular place under the Portuguese likely cost him his chance to be part of France’s World Cup squad, while a prolonged break to be with his new-born child against Mourinho’s orders during the club’s pre-season US tour seems to have severed relations entirely. A new start is required.

 

#8 Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

During the summer, we finally got a glimpse of why Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for £89.3 million. The 25-year-old midfielder was a dominant presence alongside N’Golo Kante at the heart of the France side that won the World Cup. Jose Mourinho appears unwilling or unable to get similar performances from the ex-Juventus player, who is being linked with a return to Turin or a transfer to Barcelona. A move may allow him to realise his potential on a more permanent basis in an environment in which he is not so stifled.

Published in Foreign Written by August 08 2018 0

UEFA Champions League and Europa League playoff rounds have been made.

For Premier League side Burnley, they will face the winner of Olympiacos and Luzern if they get past Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Sean Dyche‘s men are still four games away from securing their spot in the Europa League group stage for 2018/19 after they edged by Aberdeen in the second qualifying round.

Scottish champions Celtic will play the winner of Malmo or Vidi for a place in the UCL group stage if they get by Greek giants AEK Athens in the third qualifying round, with Brendan Rodgers‘ men aiming to make the group stage for a third-straight season.

Steven Gerrard‘s Glasgow Rangers will face FC Ufa or Progres of Luxembourg in the playoff round of the Europa League if they get past Maribor.

Below is the Comprehensive draw for the UCL and Europa League playoff rounds in full.

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Champions League playoff draw

Champions path

Crvena zvezda (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK) v Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD)

Qarabag (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR) v PSV Eindhoven (NED)

Young Boys (SUI) v Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Malmo (SWE)/Vidi (HUN) v Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE)

League path

Benfica (POR)/Fenerbahce (TUR) v PAOK (GRE)/Spartak Moskva (RUS)

Standard Liege (BEL)/Ajax (NED) v Slavia Praha (CZE)/Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)

The playoffs set to take place on 21/22 and 28/29 August. The losing teams from the UCL playoff round transfer to the UEFA Europa League group stage.

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Europa League playoff draw

Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)/HJK Helsinki (FIN) v Crvena zvezda (SRB)/Spartak Trnava (SVK)

Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)/ APOEL (CYP) v Astana (KAZ)/Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Cork City (IRL)/Rosenborg (NOR) v Salzburg (AUT)/Shkendija (MKD)

Legia Warszawa (POL)/ F91 Dudelange (LUX) v Alashkert (ARM)/CFR Cluj (ROU)

Spartaks Jurmala (LVA)/Sūduva (LTU) v Celtic (SCO)/AEK Athens (GRE)

Sheriff (MDA)/Valur Reykjavik (ISL) v Qarabag (AZE)/BATE Borisov (BLR)

Malmo (SWE)/Vidi (HUN) v The New Saints (WAL)/Midtjylland (DEN)

Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO)/Kukës (ALB) v Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)/Zrinjski (BIH)

Sigma Olomouc (CZE)/Kairat Almaty (KAZ) v Sevilla (ESP)/Zalgiris Vilnius (LTU)

Sarpsborg (NOR)/HNK Rijeka (CRO) v Pyunik (ARM)/Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Jagiellonia Bialystok (POL)/Gent (BEL) v Mariupol (UKR)/Bordeaux (FRA)

Nordsjaelland (DEN)/Partizan (SRB) v Besiktas (TUR)/LASK (AUT)

Slovan Bratislava (SVK)/Rapid Wien (AUT) v Hajduk Split (CRO)/FCSB (ROU)

Apollon Limassol (CYP)/Dinamo Brest (BLR) v Vitesse (NED)/Basel (SUI)

Rangers (SCO)/Maribor (SVN) v Hapoel Haifa (ISR)/Atalanta (ITA)

Nordsjaelland (DEN)/Partizan (SRB)  v CSKA Sofia (BUL)/Kobenhavn (DEN)

Dinamo Minsk (BLR)/Zenit (RUS)    v  Hibernian (SCO)/Molde (NOR)

Trencin (SVK)/Feyenoord (NED)      v  Sturm Graz (AUT)/AEK Larnaca (CYP)

Genk (BEL)/Lech Poznan (POL)        v   Spartak Subotica (SRB)/Brøndby (DEN)

Olympiacos (GRE)/Luzern (SUI)       v   Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR)/ Burnley (ENG)

Zorya Luhansk (UKR)/Braga (POR)    v  RB Leipzig (GER)/U Craiova (ROU)

The matches are set to take place on 23 and 30 August

 

 

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