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Kanu challenges F/Eagles to display Nigerian spirit against Ghana

Ex- Super Eagles skipper, Kanu Nwankwo has counseled the Flying Eagles to display the Nigerian spirit in their win or burst WAFU U20 Cup of Nations tie with The Black Satellites of Ghana in Lome, Togo today. Nwankwo won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 1993 and was billed to play for Nigeria at the U20 World Cup which the country was closed to hosting in 1995 before the championship was taking to Qatar after FIFA cited meningitis among the reasons it was shifted to Qatar. Speaking with SportingLife.ng yesterday…

Shehu pockets N1m 1st after winning Anti-Corruption Half Marathon

Adamu Shehu of Nigerian Custom Service has emerged the winner of the maiden edition of Abuja Anti-Corruption Half Marathon with a time of 1. 04.31secs to clinch the star prize of N1m. Shehu dethroned national half marathon holder Goyet Gideon of Civil Defence who came 2nd with a time of 1. 9. 20secs and got rewarded with cash prize of N500,000 . The 3rd runner-up Emmanuel Gyang also of Civil Defence pocketed the sum of N200,000 In the female category, Deborah Badung of Civil Defence got richer with the sum of N1m…

Champions League: How Liverpool, Spurs Hit Last 16 in Dramatic Night

The two English teams in the Tuesday Champions League fixtures are though to last 16. Liverpool 1-0 Napoli Salah puts hosts ahead (34) Liverpool qualify for last 16 Reds finish second in Group C Napoli drop into Europa League Red hot Mo Salah fired Liverpool into the Champions League last 16 with a priceless Anfield goal to down Napoli. Also, Lucas Moura's 85th minute equaliser rescued Tottenham a 1-1 draw at Barcelona which sent them through into the Champions League last 16 as Group B…

Dual Citizenship: Victor Nsofor celebrates Italian passport

Nigeria international and former Cape City forward Victor Obinna Nsofor has joined the league of players with dual citizenship. The former Olympic team captain has acquired an Italian passport taking to the social media to thank God and all those who made the dream come true for their contributions. He wrote: "I want to thank God almighty for doing this for me �� thank you Jesus for loving me so well�� I also want to appreciate everyone that has help me in one way or the other to achieve this, I’m…

Yaya Toure leaves Olympiakos after just three months

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos following a disappointing return to the Greek club. Olympiakos announced Tuesday that the club and the four-time African Footballer of the Year had “mutually agreed to end their cooperation.” Toure has played just two league games and two Europa League matches since returning to Olympiakos in September for a second stint, having been released by Man City after last season. Read Also: Top ten African players in FIFA World Cup history…

Racism: Chelsea fan loses season ticket, job after abusing Sterling

A Chelsea supporter has admitted directing abuse at Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling but said the vitriol was ‘not racist in nature’ after the club suspended four people from Stamford Bridge over Saturday’s incident. A police investigation was launched after a video posted online showed the 24-year-old England international being shouted at by fans as he went to collect the ball during City’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge. One of the supporters identified said that he had directed insults at…

When the Rooneys hit the White House for Christmas Party

Barron Trump doesn't make many public appearances, but he was more than happy to turn out for the White House Christmas Party on Sunday night. That's because the soccer-loving 12-year-old got the chance to meet one of his heroes - legendary English player Wayne Rooney. Donald Trump's youngest son was all smiles as he took photos with Rooney, who arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with his wife Coleen and their four sons. Rooney and his family were reportedly personally invited by the president to the…

Onazi named in Turkish Super Liga Team of the Week

Nigeria midfielder, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi has been rewarded with a place in the Turkish Super Liga Team of the Week after a brilliant outing for Trabzonspor last Saturday. Onazi who appears to have lost his position in the Super Eagles scored in the 89th minute for Trabzonspor in their 3-0 win against Konyaspor. Onazi who posted a game rating of 8.2, showed no sign that he was returning from injury. Read Also: Onazi Declares Himself Fit For Konyaspor clash The 25-year-old has featured in all Trabzonspor matches this…

Serena debuts in Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has made it to Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women for the first time as the magazine shared the list on Tuesday. The magazine stated that her singles trophies and $18.1 million earnings in 2017 are contributors to the tennis star being one of the 20 new entrants on their annual top 100 list. Serena had an eventful year, giving birth to her daughter Olympia and returning to tennis five months later by announcing she would defend her Australian Open title. She…

Arsenal player of the month award: Iwobi is last

Nigeria forward, Alex Iwobi failed to win the Arsenal player of the month award for November having been voted fourth by fans of the club in a poll conducted on their social media accounts. Iwobi lost to Uruguay international, Lucas Torreira who received a total of 70 percent of the votes to win the award with Bernd Leno and Rob Holding who is out for the rest of the season due to injury placing second and third respectively. Torreira won the award following his performance for the Gunners which has seen him score…
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