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Buhari Assures Super Eagles Of Support To Win World Cup

  President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Super Eagles of the needed support to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The President gave the assurance on Wednesday when he received the FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the

George Weah Visits Buhari, Backs Nigeria To Win World Cup

The Liberian President, George Weah, has called on the Federal Government to provide all that is needed for the Super Eagles to win the trophy in the fourth coming World Cup holding Russia. Mr Weah described Nigeria’s Super Eagles as

NBBF releases 18-man list for World Cup qualifiers

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora on Sunday named  the country’s  18-man squad  for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Bamako, Mali, from February  23 to 25. On the list released by the Nigeria Basketball Federation,  five players from the squad

FA Cup: What Eden Hazard said after Chelsea win against Norwich

Chelsea ace, Eden Hazard has lauded his team-mates for not giving up and winning on penalties against Norwich despite going down to nine men on Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round game. Chelsea and Norwich ended the game 1-1

FA Cup: Conte blasts VAR after Chelsea beat Norwich via penalties

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has slammed Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, for not reversing a “clear penalty” that saw Willian booked for diving. The Blues conceded a late equalizer against Norwich and only qualified for the FA Cup fourth round

2018 World Cup: NFF confirms five friendly matches for Super Eagles [Full schedule]

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the dates for five friendly matches the Super Eagles will play ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The team’s itinerary was revealed on Wednesday, at a press conference to announce the

FA Cup: Puel lauds Iheanacho’s first VAR goal in win over Fleetwood

Leicester City manager, Claude Puel has lauded striker, Kelechi Iheanacho after he scored in each half to give the Foxes a 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town in an FA Cup third round replay at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday

FA Cup: Iheanacho scores twice, makes history in Leicester 2-0 win

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho made history on Tuesday after scoring twice in Leicester City FA Cup return leg clash against League One outfit, Fleetwood Town. The player ended his goal drought in the rare start for Leicester in a

FA Cup: Conte reveals why Barkley will not make debut for Chelsea against Norwich

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has disclosed why he will not feature the club new signing, Ross Barkley on Wednesday’s Emirates FA Cup third round replay game against Norwich City. The former Everton midfielder joined the Blues on a multi-year contract

2018 World Cup: Pele optimistic Brazil will win sixth trophy in Russia

Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé said on Monday that Brazil are favourites to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Brazil, five time winner of the World Cup, were thrashed 7-1 in the 2014 semi-finals

2018 World Cup: I awarded penalty wrongly during qualifiers – Referee confesses

Romanian referee, Ovidiu Hategan, who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland has admitted he made a mistake. Hategan had ruled that Corry Evans blocked a shot with his arm during the

Carabao Cup: Thierry Henry reveals why Wenger dropped Sanchez against Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has revealed why the club striker, Alexis Sanchez was dropped against Chelsea in Wednesday’s night Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at the Stamford Bridge. Henry believes the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger sidelined the Chilean International due

Carabao Cup: Arsenal hold Chelsea in semi-final

Arsenal and Chelsea played out a goalless draw, in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final clash on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. Blues boss, Antonio Conte, named a very strong team for the game, but they were unable

England confirm friendly with Super Eagles at Wembley ahead of 2018 World Cup

England have will take on Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, as part of their warm-up friendlies ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The Three Lions will play the Super Eagles five days before facing Costa Rica in another