Anthony Joshua gets £20m for shock defeat, Andy Ruiz £5m for winning

Anthony Joshua gets £20m for shock defeat, Andy Ruiz £5m for winning Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Anthony Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style. Ruiz is understood to have...... more

Man City beats Brighton to retain EPL title

Man City beats Brighton to retain EPL title Manchester City have retained the Premier League title courtesy of a 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on the final matchday of the 2018-19 campaign. City entered the clash at the Amex one point clear of second-placed Liverpool, knowing that a victory over the Seagulls would see them become the first side...... more

Otedola donates N18m for Chukwu’s overseas treatment *Ugwuanyi employs son

Otedola donates N18m for Chukwu’s overseas treatment *Ugwuanyi employs son • NFF makes ex-Eagles captain Life Ambassador The Chief Executive Officer, Forte Oil Plc., Femi Otedola, has donated $50,000 (N18m) for the overseas medical trip of ailing former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu. Otedola, who was represented by the Chairman of Otedola Foundation, Phillip Akinola, made the donation on Wednesday during...... more

NFF pledges to assist ailing ex-Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu

NFF pledges to assist ailing ex-Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu Ex-Nigerian international and the then Green Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu is seriously ill and needs $50,000 for medical trip abroad to save his life. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed this on Sunday, saying that the body has moved to provide support for Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and...... more

I was told to join a cult to get political position — Taribo West

I was told to join a cult to get political position — Taribo West Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West bares it all about the plight of Nigeria’s ex-footballers in this interview. Excerpts: Are you happy with the current division among the country’s ex-footballers, which has seen them forming factional players’ unions? It has come to a point that I need to speak out. There...... more

China appoints Cannavaro as national team manager

China appoints Cannavaro as national team manager Fabio Cannavaro has been named head coach of the China national team, the Chinese FA have announced on their official website. The former Real Madrid, Juventus, Inter and Napoli defender, who also captained Italy to their World Cup triumph in 2006, has been managing Chinese Super League club, Guangzhou Evergrande, since...... more

I can’t promise 2019 AFCON title, says Rohr

I can’t promise 2019 AFCON title, says Rohr Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he cannot promise that the team will win the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria are on the cusp of sealing qualification for the tournament after their absence from the last two editions of the competition in 2015 and 2017. The Eagles currently...... more

France wins 2018 World Cup Final

France wins 2018 World Cup Final IT IS over!” The referee announces as France coasts home to victory, lifting the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy with a 4-2 win over the hitherto unassailable Croatia. As the match entered decisive stage, several pitch invaders interrupted the World Cup final. Four people briefly interrupted the World Cup final on...... more

World Cup: Rohr admits mistakes

World Cup: Rohr admits mistakes Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admitted his decision to make late substitutions in the 2-1 defeat by Argentina  in  Saint Petersburg on Tuesday  contributed to the Super Eagles’ early exit from the Russia 2018 World Cup. Rohr took off Ahmed Musa, KelechiIheanachoand Kenneth Omeruo  and  brought in OdionIghalo, Alex Iwobi and  Simeon...... more

World Cup: Defending champion Germany crash out after defeat by S.Korea

World Cup: Defending champion Germany crash out after defeat by S.Korea South Korea defeat defending champion Germany 2-0 as both team failed to qualify to last 16, while Sweden thrash Mexico 0-3 to make it through in Group F at 2018 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday. Germany are out of the first round since 1938! They’ve never failed to make it out...... more

Osinbajo, Saraki, Atiku others lauds Super Eagles’s victory against Iceland

Osinbajo, Saraki, Atiku others lauds Super Eagles’s victory against Iceland Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki have joined Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles on their first victory at the Russia 2018 World Cup. The Eagles secured a crucial 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday evening after the Icelanders missed a penalty, losing their chances of forcing Nigeria to a...... more

The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia

The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia It is cheer excitement as the football family eagerly await the kick of the first ball at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting this afternoon in Russia. Amidst fear of political boycott and security concerns, all the nations that qualified and their supporters have all landed here in Russia, waiting...... more

World Cup: Nigeria will get to semi-finals, magical pig predicts

World Cup: Nigeria will get to semi-finals, magical pig predicts In a case reminiscent of the psychic octopus named Paul, which made accurate predictions in the 2010 World Cup, another magical animal, this time, a pig named Mystic Marcus, has predicted that Nigeria, alongside Belgium, Uruguay and Argentina, will progress to the Semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting on Thursday...... more

I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshields in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshields in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic. In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper and tomatoes. “At that time, I was jack of all...... more

Ikeme’s absence my biggest W/Cup regret – Rohr

Ikeme’s absence my biggest W/Cup regret – Rohr Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said his greatest regret heading to the 2018 World Cup is the absence of goalkeeper Carl Ikeme. Ikeme is undergoing treatment for acute Leukemia. The Wolves man was in goal for the Nigeria at the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Zambia, October 2016....... more

Supreme Court returns Pinnick, Giwa to High Court

Supreme Court returns Pinnick, Giwa to High Court The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the 2016 judgement of the Appeal Court on the leadership tussle of the Nigerian Football Federation and instead, sent the case back to the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, where it began in September 2014. The apex court also ordered the...... more

Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy, Super Eagles, Nigeria’s Bobsleigh Olympic team

Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy, Super Eagles, Nigeria’s Bobsleigh Olympic team PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja received the FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia in June. Speaking at the event, President Buhari noted with delight that the Super Eagles was the first African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Buhari also...... more

Imo footballer killed, buried in shallow grave

Imo footballer killed, buried in shallow grave The remains of a 20-year-old local footballer, Chidubem Ezeagu, have been found in a shallow grave in a bush. The body was discovered one week after he was declared missing by his family. The tragedy, which happened at Umuelele Irete, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, devastated...... more

England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final

England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final Manchester City starlet Phil Foden scored twice as England came from behind to crush Spain 5-2 in the Under 17 World Cup final on Sunday. Victory added to England’s growing list of youth honours – they have won the Under 20 World Cup and European Under 19 championship this year –...... more

 

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