Saturday, February 24, 2018
Super Falcons, Chinaza Uchendu, WAFU Women's Cup of Nations 2018
Chinaza Uchendu scored a brace as Nigeria came from behind to defeat Mali 2-1 in the bronze medal match at the WAFU Women's Cup of Nations in Abidjan on Saturday. Uchendu, who was also voted player of the match, struck in the 15th minute to cancel out Diarra Fatoumata's 9th minute opener before she doubled in the 39th. Nigeria's Chinaza Uchendu...
Wilfred Ndidi, Leicester City, Stoke City,
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho helped the premier league side, Leicester City fight from behind to secure a point on Saturday against Stoke City at the King Power Stadium. Iheanacho came off the bench in the second half, while Ndidi started and played all 90 minutes - both showing impressive form ahead of Nigeria's international friendly against Poland next month. Leicester...
Michael Efevberha, D'Tigers, FIBA World Cup qualifiers 2019
It was another Michael Efevberha show as Nigeria blew out Rwanda 108-53 in their second game at the FIBA World Cup qualifier on Saturday. Efevberha score a game high 16 points in the 19 minutes he spent on the court in Bamako. D'Tigers dominated their opponents in all four quarters, but were particularly blitzing in the first, third and fourth quarters...
Seye Ogunlewe, AFN, Commonwealth Games 2018
Seye Ogunlewe was not included in the list of 41 Athletes bound for the 2018 Commonwealth Games because he did not show up for the final race during trails the Athletics Federation of Nigeria have explained. As per Queen John Seye, a three-time national champion was dropped only after he opted out of the final following a pile up...
German, Germany Foreign Office, Ice Hockey, 2018 Winter Olympics, Canada
Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game. The Germans, who knocked out Sweden in the quarters, relied on a scrappy defence and opportunistic offence to squeeze past a Canadian team who had looked on course for a third straight Olympic...
John Owoeri, Shanghai Shenxin
Former Nigeria U20 star, John Owoeri has signed a two-year deal with Chinese League One side,Shanghai Shenxin. The once promising striker, earned just one senior team cap and has been on a whirlwind journey in his club career. Owoeri joined Shanghai Shenxin after a stint with another League One team, Baoding Yingli Yitong, where he scored 14 goals in 28 matches. As...
William Troost-Ekong, Bursaspor vs Galatasaray
William Troost-Ekong was sent off in Bursaspor's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Galatasaray in a Super Lig match on Friday. It was the William's first sending off in Turkey and only the second in his pro career. The 24-year-old was giving his marching orders early in the first half after only 38 minutes gone, with his team trailing 1-0. Meanwhile, Shehu...
D'Tigers, 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
D'Tigers shook off a lull first quarter performance to brush aside Uganda 102-86 in their first game of the first round, 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers on Friday in Bamako. D'Tigers Guard Michael Efevberha scored a team high 20points to lead Nigeria's recovery in what was a keenly contested game. Nigeria next face Rwanda on Saturday.
Arsenal
Arsenal who suffered a scare to progress against Ostersunds in the round of 32 - will travel to the San Siro for the first leg on Thursday, March 8. The second leg takes place at the Emirates Stadium the following week on Thursday, March 15. It is the standout tie of the last-16 but Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side...
NFF Standing Committees
Flying Eagles Coach Paul Aigbogun has invited 28 players to camp as the seven –time African champions begin preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Enyimba FC’s Ikouwem Udoh, who won the Young Player of the Year award at this week’s AITEO-NFF Football Awards, has been called alongside Super Eagles B team –mates Peter Eneji...
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