Pinnick, Amadu on war path; NFF General Secretary reportedly resigns There are unconfirmed but reliable reports that the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Barrister Musa Amadu has resigned his appointment over issues of prudency and financial recklessness of the President, Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick, according to our sources close to the Glass House has since he assumed leadership of...... read more
BREAKING:Flying Eagles hit Ghana 2-0, zoom into AYC final Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Wednesday qualified for the final of the 2015 African Youth Championship after they defeated archrivals Ghana 2-0 in Dakar. They will now await the winners of the second semifinal between hosts Senegal and Mali on Thursday. Nigeria took the lead after 22 minutes through midfielder Obinna Nwobodo, who headed home...... read more
Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa ease into semi-finals South Africa cruised into the World Cup semi-finals with a one-sided thrashing of a sorry Sri Lanka in Sydney. Off-spinner JP Duminy took a hat-trick and leg-spinner Imran Tahir 4-26 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 133. The Proteas then eased to their target for the loss of only one...... read more
I trust Buhari, but I doubt those around him – Tunde Bakare Convener of the Save Nigeria Group, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has expressed his trusts on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). He, however, said he was not comfortable with those around him. Bakare, who heads the Lagos-based Latter Rain Assembly, stated this while addressing Christians...... read more
Atiku is a PDP man, he’s on vacation in APC – Alkali Special Adviser to the president on political matters, Prof Rufai Alkali, has declared that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, is on vacation in the APC. According to him, he remained a core member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in Abuja when 120 members of Atiku Abubakar Support...... read more
Mali dumps Keshi, prefers Giresse Former France midfielder Alain Giresse has been appointed as of Mali for a second spell as against Stephen Keshi who was among the coaches tipped to Henry Kasperczak. The 62-year-old Giresse succeeds Kasperczak, who left the job after the Eagles first-round exit at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Giresse quit as coach...... read more
Bolivia pulls out of Eagles Friendly Bolivia have pulled out of the international friendly against the Super Eagles billed for Uyo on March 26, 2015. The Bolivian Football Federation said on its websites that it had to rescind the decision to face Nigeria because of "civil war which is going through Nigeria." However, La Razon, a Bolivian newspaper noted...... read more
Indian wells: Serena pulls through, Sharapova out Serena Williams beat Sloane Stephens to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, but Maria Sharapova is out. World number one Williams lost a first set tie-break to her compatriot, but fought back to win 6-7 (7-3) 6-2 6-2. "I'm still trying to find my bearings," said...... read more
BREAKING: Monaco dump Arsenal out of Champions League Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League despite winning 2-0 at Monaco, losing on away goals as they drew 3-3 on aggregate. Aaron Ramsey's goal with 15 minutes left made it 2-0 on the night and set up a frantic finish, but Monaco held firm to book a quarter-final spot....... read more
CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars off to Morocco Nigerian champions Kano Pillars will fly out of the country on Tuesday night on their way to the postponed CAF Champions League first round, first leg date with Moghreb Athletic Tetouan of Morocco. A 36-man delegation to be led by former NFF President Ibrahim Galadima will travel aboard an Egypt Air...... read more
Enyeama in line for Eagles 100th cap; Ideye returns for Bolivia, Bafana matches Goalkeeper and skipper Vincent Enyeama will most likely win his 100th senior cap for Nigeria after being selected among 28 players for the friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa later this month. The three –time FIFA World Cup star, presently on 99 caps, heads a list that also includes Godfrey Oboabona,...... read more
Champions League: Make or mar for Gunners   Arsenal were on the floor after losing 3-1 to Monaco last month but the Londoners have rebuilt confidence enough to believe they can overturn their Champions League deficit in Tuesday's return match. Since being beaten in the last-16 first leg at The Emirates, the Gunners have bounced back by knocking Manchester United out...... read more
Sunderland engage Advocaat as Head Coach Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the English Premier League club have announced. The 67-year-old Dutchman replaces Gus Poyet, who was dismissed on Monday after 17 months in charge. A Sunderland statement read: "Sunderland AFC has appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the...... read more
CAF orders Dolphins to remain in Tunis The Confederation of African Football has ordered Nigeria representative s, Dolphins FC to remain in Tunis until a decision is taken on their contentious CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg affair with Tunisian giants Club Africain. In a mail received from the Deputy Director (CAF Competitions), Khaled Nassar on Monday...... read more
Super Falcons demolish Spotlight Queens 12-0 Super Falcons continued their build up for their All Africa Games qualifier against Mali with a 12-0 trouncing of Spotlight Queens of Katsina in another friendly in Abuja. Smarting from a 3-0 defeat of Kogi Confluence Queens, Super Falcons wasted no time in the demolition job when Ngozi Okobi opened scoring...... read more
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