Reporting Sports in a refreshing style
Browsing Category

News Update

France 2019: Falcons get ref who has issued four yellow cards to Nigeria

Falcons have been given a referee from Honduras who has issued four yellow cards previously to a Nigeria team ahead of its last group match against France tonight at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup. 33-year-old Melissa Borjas took charge of Nigeria's U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup group B match against Spain in Papua New Guinea which the Falconets won 2-1. Ihuoma Onyebuchi and Chinwedo Ihezuo who is part of the Falcons set-up got Nigeria's goals. Despite the victory, four yellow cards were issued to the Nigeria…

Benjamin Francis relishes career first league title with Enyimba

Enyimba left back, Benjamin Francis says he is thrilled to have finally secured his first Nigeria Professional Football League title with the People’s Elephant after going so close with Nasarawa United some seasons back. Francis was a trojan in defence as Enyimba raced to their record eighth league crown last week after they emerged tops at the end of the NPFL Championship Playoffs held in Lagos with 12 points from five games. The out-of-favour Super Eagles defender disclosed that he was part of the Heartland squad…

Eagles AFCON opponents lose to Egypt in friendly

Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah came off the bench but did not score as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts defeated fellow qualifiers Guinea 3-1 Sunday in a warm-up match. Marwan Mohsen gave the Pharaohs an early lead in Alexandria that was cancelled by Sory Kaba midway through the second half. Ahmed Ali, recalled for the Cup of Nations after a lengthy absence from the national squad, put Egypt ahead again and Omar Gaber scored a late goal to ensure victory. It was the second warm-up victory for Egypt,…

Nigeria, France in big World Cup tango in Rennes

The 28,000 –capacity Roazhon Park in Rennes is venue for Monday’s big FIFA Women’s World Cup clash between Nigeria and France, with group leaders Les Bleues already qualified for the knockout rounds and the Super Falcons looking for a ticket to that corridor. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby too his charges through a pre-match final training session on Sunday at the Stade Edmund Blanchet and reiterated that a positive mindset, as well as a calm, collected and surefooted approach can work wonders for the Falcons against the…

Manyo: I didn’t expect a league title this early

Enyimba’s Stephen Manyo has stressed that he is still in dreamland after he won his first league crown with the People’s Elephant at the  end of the Nigeria Professional Football League Championship Playoffs held at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. Manyo joined the People’s Elephant at the beginning of the just concluded season and despite playing only a handful of games because of the presence of experienced central defenders like Ifeanyi Anaemena and Nelson Ogbonnaya but the young defender has claimed his first league title.…

Yusuf’s strike sends Nasarawa United to the Federation Cup Round of 32

Nasarawa United have marched forth to the Federation Cup Round of 32 after they pipped hard fighting Junior Katsina United 1-0 at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna yesterday. The solid Miners raced into the lead through Anas Yusuf in the 12th minute of the encounter and it was the way the game ended. Read Also: Akwa United ask Everton to step aside after NPFL flop The Katsina United Junior team threatened to equalize in the second half but the 2016 Federation Cup finalists experience paid off as they qualified for…

Eagles Head to AFCON with Senegal Scare

Super Eagles of Nigeria lost their last Total Africa Cup of Nations build up match to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Ismailia on Sunday. A defensive mix up in the 20th minute exposed the Eagles’ defence and Idrissa Gueye capitalized on it to score the only goal of the match. The Three –time African champions, came close to drawing level on a number of occasions with Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi almost leveling proceedings before the interval. Both coaches, who agreed to the game being played behind closed doors, made…

Usheoritse Itsekiri beats Magakwe, Silva to 100m win in Germany

Nigeria’s Usheoritse Itsekiri clocked a time of 10.21s (0.0m/s) to win the 100m event at the 2019 International Meeting Anhalt at the Paul Greifzu Stadium in Dessau, Germany last weekend. Itsekiri beat South African Simon Magakwe (10.27s) and Direck Silva from Brazil (10.35s) to 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Compatriot Ogho-Oghene Egwero finished fourth with a Season Best (SB) time of 10.35s. Itsekiri earlier won Heats A with a time of 10.30s to qualify for the A final while Egwero was second in his heats with a time of…

Sarri Joins Juventus On Three-Year deal

Maurizio Sarri has joined Juventus on a three-year contract. “OFFICIAL , Maurizio Sarri is the new Juventus coach. #WelcomeSarri,” Juventus tweeted on their official Twitter handle on Sunday. He succeeds Massimiliano Allegri who guided the Turin to another league title last season. His departure is set to pave the way for Frank Lampard to return to the Stamford Bridge Chelsea boss Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has suggested the club could not stand in the way of Sarri’s “strong desire” to return to…

Wikipedia names Iwobi as Eagles Most Popular Player ahead AFCON

Wikipedia has named Alex Iwobi as the most popular player in the Nigeria team that would be featuring at the Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off this Friday (June 21) in Egypt. According to the free online encyclopedia, Iwobi's profile on his wikipedia entry generated 33,916 page views in the past 30 days. Iwobi's performance for Arsenal against Chelsea in last month's Europa League final where he scored the Gunners consolatory goal may have generated fans interest. It is possible that fans may be…
WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com