Friday, October 20, 2017
Amaju Pinnick
President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place. Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday. The NFF president said that the country was well positioned now after...
Rabah Madjer
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has confirmed that Rabah Madjer has been appointed as their new national team manager. Madjer, 58, is the fifth coach to take charge of the Fennec Foxes in the past three years and succeeds Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked earlier this month after Algeria’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Madjer is a legendary...
NFF
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that its total budget for 2018 activities is N6.4 billion (N6,382,500,310). This was part of the decision reached by the General Assembly of the NFF in Jos on Thursday. “The General Assembly approved the NFF Financial Statement for the year 2016 and the 2018 Budget as proposed. “The Federation’s total budget for the year 2018...
Rivers angels
Rivers Angels FC claimed the first AITEO Cup trophy on Wednesday after defeating hard-fighting Ibom Angels 3-1 on a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. The battle by both teams proved the two fully merited their places in the final, with Rivers Angels scoring first through Falconets’ ace Cynthia Aku before the girls from Uyo replied...
Eni Aluko
England women's Football star, Eni Aluko has accused the Football Association of having "an agenda to protect Mark Sampson and an agenda to protect the FA's reputation" during her evidence to a sports governance inquiry. Aluko said she feels "vindicated" after an investigation concluded former Lionesses manager Mark Sampson made remarks which were "discriminatory on grounds of race" towards her and...
Eguavoen
Former Super Eagles head coach Austin Eguavoen has gone spiritual, praying for the team to have easy opponents at the Mundial. Speaking in Benin to our reporter, Eguavoen commended the team, saying, "It's a good thing that the Super Eagles finally picked the World Cup ticket, but the race has just started, they have crossed the first hurdle, it is...
Mourinho
Jose Mourinho made his case for the defense and took aim at his Premier League rivals after injury-hit Manchester United edged closer to the Champions League knock-out phase. Despite being two points off league leaders Manchester City and already on the brink of qualifying for the next round in Europe, there is a lingering air of negativity. Mourinho’s tactics were widely condemned after Saturday’s...
2019 AFCON , Super Eagles
All the players that featured for Super Eagles on their way to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup will share from the N4.5 billion largesse due Nigeria for being among the 32 teams to vie for honours in Russia. FIFA will pay the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) $12.5 million (about N4.5 billion), which is $10 million (N3.6 billion) for qualifying...
Hazard
Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea battled to a 3-3 draw with Roma to stay top of Champions League Group C. Chelsea had surrendered a two-goal lead through David Luiz and Eden Hazard to trail 3-2 with 20 minutes remaining after former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko's quick-fire double. But Hazard headed in to prevent Antonio Conte's side slipping to a third straight loss for the first time under...
Victor Moses
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has criticised the display of Davide Zappacosta as compared to Victor Moses in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against Roma in the UEFA Champions League. Zappacosta was picked by coach Antonio Conte to start in place of the injured Moses against the Italians at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea appeared to be cruising when they took a two-goal...
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Serena Williams
Serena Williams looks set to return to defend her Australian Open title after becoming a mother in September, the tournament's director has announced. The 35-year-old Williams sister discovered she was expecting shortly before the 2017 Australian Open in January but went on to win the tournament without dropping a set. Williams beat her sister Venus in the Melbourne final 6-4 6-4. She now...
Mlondi Dlamini
Maritzburg United midfielder Mlondi Dlamini has passed away after being involved in a car accident. According to the Team of Choice chairman Farook Kadodia, the club was informed of the sudden passing of their midfielder on Sunday morning. "It is very sad and devastating news. We received the call from the police at 7.30am today. "We will release the statement with all...
Drogba
Striker Georges Griffiths, who has played for Czech giants Sparta Prague and Hungarian Premier League club Diósgyőri VTK, has been shot dead in the Ivory Coast. Small Drogba, Griffiths was visiting his home city of Abidjan when he was shot and killed by carjackers on Thursday evening. As reported by The Sun, the 26-year-old was attacked in the capital's upmarket suburb...
Isaac Success
Nigerian Player, Isaac Success was arrested after reportedly demanding back the cash he had paid to four escorts according to Mirror. Success, 21, paid £2,000 for a hotel romp after spending the night at a lap-dancing club in London’s West End last month. Escort Alexis Domerge has claimed the football ace angrily asked for his money back after a 90 minute...
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