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Emmanuel Amunike

FIFA invite Emmanuel Amuneke for Best Awards, national team coaches’ parley

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke has been invited once again by FIFA for the 2018 Best Awards as well as a meeting of all national team coaches in the world billed for London from September 23.
Sebastian Osigwe

Gernot Rohr reignites interest in Swiss-born keeper

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has reignited his interest in Swiss-born goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe as he broadens his search for a top-class keeper for the Super Eagles.
Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa is welcomed by Al-Nassr supporters upon his arrival at King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh early on August 10, 2018. - AFP PHOTO -

Al-Nassr supporters welcome Ahmed Musa to Saudi Arabia

Al-Nassr supporters gave rousing welcome to Ahmed Musa, the eighth best scorer at the Russia 2018 World Cup, who secured his anticipated transfer from Leicester City to Al-Nassr recently.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

World Cup: Lagos fans evoke experiences at Governor Ambode’s viewing centres

Lagos fans have expressed appreciation to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for the opportunity of watching the Russia 2018 World Cup free as one of the greatest sports fiesta ended on June 15.

Segun Odegbami: Time now ripe for Africans to be World Cup champions

Ex-Nigeria international and sports administrator, Segun Odegbami, on Monday urged an African country to bring the World Cup to the continent.
Ahmed Musa of Super Eagles

World Cup: Ahmed Musa gets nomination for Goal of the Tournament

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa, who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the just concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament Award by FIFA.
World Cup Trophy

World Cup: Football fans predict France to win, others say Croatia can spring surprises

Some football fans in Lafia, have predicted that France would win Sunday’s decisive World Cup game against Croatia in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives thumbs up during a press conference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 13, 2018, two days before the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia. - AFP PHOTO - Jewel SAMAD

FIFA: Amaju Pinnick is only recognised NFF chairman

The controversy surrounding the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was put to rest on Friday afternoon in Moscow as FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, maintained that Amaju Melvin Pinnick, remained the elected President of the federation.

World Cup: Governor Ugwuanyi redeems N5 million pledge to Super Eagles

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has fulfilled his N5 million pledge to the Super Eagles for their performance at the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Fifa World Cup

World Cup: Historical moments and stats so far

Three weeks after the long, nervous wait for the start of the most prestigious tournament in the World, Russia 2018 World cup group stage, the round of 16 and quarter-final games were finalised with several mixed reactions.

Galatasaray confirm Henry Onyekuru loan talks with Everton

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru is on the verge of joining Turkish giants Galatasaray on loan from Everton.
Mikel Obi on the ball during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Croatia v Nigeria on the 16th June 2018 at Kaliningrad Stadium,Russia PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Emmanuel Amuneke tips Eagles conquerors Croatia for World Cup glory

Former Africa footballer of the year and also a U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke , who is currently working with the Russia 2018 FIFA Technical Study Group, has come out to describe Croatia as the surprise team of the tournament.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

Ex-internationals hail World Cup viewing centres in Lagos

Some ex-international football players have thrown their weight behind the creation of eight Viewing Centres spread across Lagos State for the duration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF president Chris Giwa promises better welfare for national teams, staff

NFF president Chris Giwa has promised to improve the welfare of both the staff as well as the various national teams when he addressed them at the secretariat in Abuja on assumption of office following a Supreme Court ruling.
Super Eagles

Bitrus Bewarang: Why Super Eagles performed the way they did at World Cup

The National Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation, Bitrus Bewarang, has said it was unfortunate that the Nigerian system which thrives on adopting “a fire brigade approach to things” did not help the Super Eagles at the ongoing World Cup fiesta in Russia, noting, “we were supposed to prepare over a long period.
Marcos Rojo and Odion Ighalo

Didier Drogba blames poor VAR decision for Super Eagles failure against Argentina

Legendary Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba says Nigeria showed their true football identity despite losing 1-2 to Argentina and crashing out of the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: I want to continue as coach of Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr has admitted that he wants to continue in his role as coach of the senior national team of Nigeria despite their failure to progress beyond the group stages of the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
Mikel Obi and Leon Balogun

World Cup: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Okocha hail Super Eagles despite loss

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has commended the team and urged Coach Gernot Rohr to build for better days after their heartbreaking exit from the Russia 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

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Miss Nigeria: I’m overwhelmed by my victory

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President of Cameroon Paul Biya

289 Anglophone separatists to regain freedom in Cameroon

Nearly 300 people who were arrested in connection with Cameroon’s anglophone crisis will be released on Friday, a day after being pardoned by President Paul Biya, the defence minister said.

Senate: NNPC used NLNG’s $1.05 billion dividend to support fuel import

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the senate has confirmed that $1.05 billion from Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) is not missing.