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In fact, when I was a kid growing up, I remember it being a regular joke among supporters if a player was down with a head injury. ‘Don’t worry,’ someone would inevitably say. ‘It’s only his head,’ relieved and only half-joking that it wasn’t a knee or ankle problem.
Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr is saddened by the fact that his players would be playing on an artificial pitch in Lesotho in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which he says puts his players at the risk of getting injured.
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Former Arsenal and Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has sensationally backed the Super Eagles to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
European football governing body UEFA said Friday that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Inter Milan will play two Serie A home matches behind closed doors as punishment for the racist chants directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the Italian league announced on Thursday.
World footballers' union FIFPro has called for an urgent inquiry into medical treatment given to players at several top-tier clubs in Cyprus.
FIFA will raise the prize money for the Women’s World Cup from 15 million dollars to 30 million dollars.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s €100 million (£88m/$116m) move from Real Madrid to Juventus has not impacted La Liga as much as it would have done four years ago, says Javier Tebas.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are the African representatives among the 55 players nominated for the 2018 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
FIFPro and its affiliated player associations asked professional footballers to pick a team from the best players in world football last season. It will include one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers who were the best at their position in 2017-18.
Manchester United's David De Gea and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk are among the contenders in the reckoning to feature in FIFPro and FIFA's World XI.
Professional footballers' union FIFPro on Friday called for longer recovery times for top players between matches and when taking long-haul flights, saying current schedules failed to "adequately safeguard health and performance capacity."
The legal action over player contracts pitting Belgian third-tier club Seraing against world football’s governing body FIFA was heard on Thursday in Brussels and the court could deliver a verdict in a month.
The captains of Australia, Denmark and France have asked Fifa to lift the ban on Paolo Guerrero - the skipper of group rivals Peru - so he can play at this summer's World Cup in Russia.
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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun made his first start for Wigan Athletic in their 2-2 away draw against Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship game.
Fabian Ruiz scored the only goal as Napoli shocked Inter Milan 1-0 in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg tie at the Stadio Meazza on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for scaling up economic diplomacy and establishing bilateral relations with other countries.
Timipre Sylva begs President Buhari’s pardon over aborted David Lyon’s inauguration as Bayelsa governor
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to forgive him for the disruption of his planned visit to Bayelsa State for the aborted inauguration of the All Progressives Congress’ governorship candidate, David Lyon, as govenor of the state on Friday.
Jussie Smollett on Tuesday was once again indicted for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself nearly a year after charges in the case were abruptly dropped.