Moses, Oshoala Win Big At NFF, Aiteo Awards

Moses, Oshoala Win Big At NFF, Aiteo Awards

The Nigeria Super Eagles and Chelsea star, Victor Moses, has been named Player of the Year for Men while Asisat Oshoala won Player of the Year for Women in the maiden edition of the 2018 Aiteo, Nigeria Football Federation awards. The accolade won see him, Moses become the first player to win top prize in Nigeria Football Federation award.  The presentation which was organised by NFF and sponsored by Aitoes, was held inside the Grand Ballroom…

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Infantino Warns Corrupt Football Leaders

Infantino Warns Corrupt Football Leaders

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has warned football association leaders not to use money meant for the sport, for their own gain. Infantino said in an interview in Mauritania, making it clear that if there are any football federation leaders who want to enrich themselves with football money, they will be caught and sanctioned. “No one should think of using football money for his own gains,’’ Infantino stressed. The FIFA President was in Nouakchott, Mauritania to…

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Conte eyes squad rotation to tackle tough fixtures ahead

Conte eyes squad rotation to tackle tough fixtures ahead

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will rotate his squad, starting from Friday’s English FA Cup clash with Hull City. The London side are faced with a tough run of fixtures ahead, but the coach said a strong Cup run was high on his list of priorities for the rest of the season. After the fifth round meeting with Championship side Hull, Chelsea host FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 next week. Thereafter,…

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Nigeria’s new jersey: More than a fashion statement

Nigeria’s new jersey: More than a fashion statement

In fashion, there are no absolutes. Maybe classic white shirts come close but there’d still be the smidgen of meh from detractors.The entire social media was a maze of emotions on the night Nike unveiled Nigeria’s new jersey. For most, it was ambivalence: the reluctance to give an outstanding wow or to thrash it as a cheap Ankara print. But besides its fashionability or lack of, the jersey hints at something else, at something greater…

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Real Madrid face final rehearsal before PSG showdown

Real Madrid face final rehearsal before PSG showdown

Just days before Paris Saint-Germain touch down in the Spanish capital, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid have the chance to boost their fragile confidence when they face Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday. The reigning European champions have been shipping a worrying number of goals in the build-up to their Champions League last-16 showdown with the likes of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Zidane’s side have kept just one clean sheet in their last…

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Flamingoes need psychologist to overcome Cameroun, says Izilien

Flamingoes need psychologist to overcome Cameroun, says Izilien

Former Super Falcons coach, Godwin Izilien has advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get a psychologist for the national U-17 women team before the return leg of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroun. The Flamingoes played a 2-2 draw with their Camerounian counterparts in the first leg of the qualifier in Benin at the weekend. Izilien also called on the team’s coach to work more on the psychology of the team ahead of the return…

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Enyeama is sixth highest paid African player in French Ligue 1

Enyeama is sixth highest paid African player in French Ligue 1

Former Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama is the sixth highest paid African footballer in the French Ligue 1, according to information from L’Equipe, The goalkeeper is presently out of favour at Lille, with no appearances to his name for the first team this season, but still takes home 180,000 euros every month at the club (equivalent of N79.2 million). Last season, Enyeama received a salary of €150,000 per month, meaning his take home pay has…

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No Human Can Stop Me, Joshua Warns Parker

No Human Can Stop Me, Joshua Warns Parker

Anthony Joshua warned Joseph Parker that it will take “more than a human” to defeat him ahead of their world heavyweight title unification clash. In his reaction to Joseph Parker and his Promoter at the first press conference for their fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31,  said when you talk about myself getting dropped and what you have done, it’s a marketability strategy. “When you want to talk about facts –…

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Silver–winning Eagles Return Home From Morocco

Silver–winning Eagles Return Home From Morocco

The Super Eagles B delegation to the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco returned to the country in the early hours of Tuesday, proudly clutching their silver medals. Players and officials arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3am aboard a Royal Air Maroc aircraft, and were received by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, including former Nigeria international Abdulrafiu Yusuf (Assistant Director, Technical) and Mr. Sunday Okayi (Assistant Director, Competitions). The delegation…

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CHAN boosts Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid

CHAN boosts Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid

Morocco was near-flawless hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), which ended at the weekend, confirming they are creditable candidates to stage the 2026 World Cup. FIFA member nations will this June select the kingdom or a Canada/Mexico/United States alliance to host the global football showpiece after Russia this year and Qatar in 2022. The 2026 World Cup will be the first featuring 48 countries – up from the current 32 – and any…

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