…as camp opens today Officials and players of the Super Eagles will lodge at the Eko Hotels and Suites, as the team opens camp on Sunday (today) for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho, Sunday PUNCH reports. A source in the Eagles camp, who spoke on condition of anonymity...
Nantes forward Moses Simon is disappointed not being able to join his international teammates as the Super Eagles play their last 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. The PUNCH had reported that Nantes stopped all their players, including Simon, from international duties outside Europe due to COVID-19 protocols. In an...
Equipment meant for the upcoming National Sports Festival in Edo State was used in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s Evaluation Competition held last week in Akure, The PUNCH reports. The Olamide George-led faction of the AFN held its second competition of the year at the sports complex of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, after...
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called up Genk forward Paul Onuachu for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. Rohr invited Onuachu, who was initially on standby, to replace Moses Simon, who has been stopped from joining the Eagles squad by French club Nantes. Onuachu’s invitation was confirmed via...
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Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in their second CAF Confederation Cup Group A match on Wednesday at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Home side Pirates grabbed the lead in the 27th minute through Deon Hotto. Enyimba equalised from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time through...
Athletes are divided over their participation in the national trials organised by the Shehu Gusau-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria, following the crisis rocking the federation. The AFN in a statement signed by its Director-General, Siminialayi Pepple, on Monday invited athletes and officials to national trials scheduled for Port Harcourt from March 29 and 30. “This […] Read Full Story
Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba will hope to build on their match-day one success when they play South African side Orlando Pirates in their second group game of the CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday (today). Enyimba who claimed a 2-1 victory over Libyan side Ahli Benghazi on March 10, play Pirates 5:00pm Nigerian time […] Read Full Story
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is pushing to lead the Super Eagles attack for their AFCON qualifiers after grabbing a hat-trick on Sunday. The 24-year-old was on a scoring spree, scoring three times, as his side saw off bottom-place Sheffield United 5-0 in the EPL. In a video shared by club and international teammate, Wilfred […] Read Full Story
The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue reports that President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, was selected as 5th Vice President of the Confederation of African Football at Friday’s 43rd Ordinary and Elective Assembly in Rabat, Morocco. In a statement on Saturday, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, said the report was […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Ishaku Tikon, has hailed Africa’s top player, Quadri Aruna, for his performance, after he crashed out of the 2021 World Table Tennis Star Contender in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday. Aruna lost 3-0 (11-4, 13-11, 11-7) to Japan’s Harimoto Tamakazu, the world No.5 in the third round […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo Two-time African champions Enyimba snatched a 2-1 win over Libya’s Ahli Benghazi in their opening CAF Confederation Cup Group A match at the Enyimba Stadium, Aba on Wednesday. Enyimba grabbed the opening goal in the ninth minute after captain Austin Oladapo’s effort from the edge of the box found the right corner of […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr faces a major selection headache in the striking position as he names his squad for the forthcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles travel to Porto Novo to battle Benin Republic on March 27, before hosting Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos three days […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo Chances of Nigeria-based athletes qualifying for the 2020 Olympics is under threat as there are not many competitions for them to meet the Olympics qualifying standards, Sunday PUNCH reports. Nine Nigerian athletes – all overseas-based – have qualified for the Tokyo Games. The qualification for the Olympics is open till June 29. While […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop his captain Ahmed Musa from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin Republic later this month. Musa has been without a club since quitting Saudi side Al Nassr in October 2020. He has however continued to enjoy the support of […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo Ruth Usoro continued her impressive season Friday evening when she leapt 6.82m to win the The Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship, which took place at the Sports Performance Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Her performance met the 6.82m qualifying standard for the 2020 Olympics for the women’s long jump event. […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is banking on striker Victor Osimhen being fit enough to return to action when the team play their last 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles play their last two qualifiers away to Benin Republic and at home to Lesotho next month. Speaking with BBC, the Franco-German […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo The Golden Eaglets got a relatively easy draw for the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, as they were paired in Group B alongside Tanzania, Algeria and Congo. The draw ceremony was held at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania on Wednesday. The U-17 AFCON will be held in Morocco […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo The Golden Eaglets will know their opponents in the group stage of the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations today, when the draw ceremony holds at 2pm Nigerian time at the Monotel Dar El Barka Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The Fatai Amoo-led side, two-time champions of the competition, qualified for the U-17 AFCON […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum has praised the quality of the local women’s league after the team won the Festival Women’s Cup 2021 in Antalya, Turkey on Tuesday. The Falcons secured 1-0 victories over CSKA Moscow women team and Uzbekistan, before whitewashing Equatorial Guinea 9-0 on Tuesday. Speaking after the victory, an elated […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo and Ebenezer Bajela Chairman, Adamawa United, Emmanuel Zira, says the abductors of the club’s bus driver have made a demand of N50m for his release. The Nigeria Professional Football League side were attacked by gunmen on Friday night while on their way to Lagos for their match-day 11 clash against MFM. “The abductors […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo Super Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, says his desire is to see the team consistently finish well at every Women’s World Cup, and possibly winning it. The American, who will be in charge of the team for the first time against CSKA Moscow ladies in the Turkish Women’s Cup at the Emir Sports […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo D’Tigers on Wednesday qualified for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket in Kigali, Rwanda, after defeating a resilient South Sudan side 75-70 in their opening match of the second round of qualifiers in Monastir, Tunisia. The Nigerians, captained by Ike Diogu, won all the four quarters, leading at the end of the first 18-9 They […] Read Full Story
’Tosin Oluwalowo and Gbenga Odogun Chairman of Kogi United and Confluence Queens, Abdul Sule, said he heard about his sack as head of both clubs on Tuesday, on the radio. Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Ayoade, who announced the sack in a statement on Tuesday, did not state the reasons for the government’s […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo Sunshine Stars coach Gbenga Ogunbote has backed striker Sadeeq Yusuf to break the Nigeria Professional Football League goal record. Mfon Udoh holds the NPFL record witb 23 goals for Enyimba in the 2013/14 season. Speaking with our correspondent, Ogunbote said Yusuf, who has scored seven goals in 10 league games, has the potential […] Read Full Story
‘Tosin Oluwalowo Busola, wife of late former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe, told The PUNCH in an exclusive chat that her husband was paralysed in both feet before he eventually died, denying rumours that he had contracted COVID-19. She stated this in a chat with our correspondent during the burial of her husband at Atan […] Read Full Story