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Qatar, FIFA to decide on 48-team world cup in March

Parading 48 teams at World cup in 2022 is not a signed sealed and delivered decision yet, a Senior Gulf tournament Organiser declared  on Wednesday. Any decision by FIFA to increase the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams will only be made in agreement with hosts Qatar Nasser al-Khater, talking to journalists in Doha, said at the moment the country was continuing to prepare for a 32-team tournament in three years' time. "No decision will be made without the agreement of Qatar, this is an important point," he said.…

Nostalgic Mikel relishes good moments with Petr Cech

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel has hailed the exploits of his former Chelsea teammate Petr Cech describing him as a dependable safe hand. Mikel who is still searching for a new club after terminating his contract with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda described the opportunity he had playing with the  Czechoslovakian international as a great honour. The 36-year-old is set to call time on his illustrious football career and the Nigeria international has applauded the move noting that there is time…

I will leave New York undefeated- ‘Sensational’ Wahab vows

Undefeated Nigeria Super Featherweight boxer, Oluwaseun 'Sensational' Wahab has vowed to remain undefeated after he fights Abraham Nova in New York next month. Wahab is set to make his US debut in an eight-round affair against the Puerto Rico-born Nova at Main Street Armory, Rochester on February 1. Wahab said: "In all honesty, I have watched his fights, and I respect all fighters, but Nova hasn't seen a fighter like me yet, "I will be leaving New York undefeated." Wahab, who is based in Ghana, beat Tanzanian Issa…

Injured Musa vows to return stronger

Super Eagles and Al Nassr forward, Ahmed Musa has vowed to come back stronger from his latest injury setback, SportingLife.ng reports. The Nigeria international reportedly sustained a thigh injury in training and subsequently missed last Thursday’s 2-2 draw against Al Faisaly FC in a Saudi Pro League division clash. The 26 year old, who was not listed in Tuesday’s Kings Cup of Champions Round of 32 clash against Al-Ansar at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, took to his Instagram page earlier to express optimism…

Angers 1- 2 Bordeaux: Samuel Kalu hits goal No.3

Super Eagles forward Samuel Kalu scored his third goal of the season as Bordeaux defeated Angers 2-1 in the French Ligue 1 game on Tuesday night. SportingLife.ng reports that the Nigeria international put Bordeaux ahead in the 31st minute but Croatian midfielder Mateo Pavlovic equalized midway through the second half. Yann Karamoh however scored an injury-time winner after dribbling from the halfway line to give Bordeaux the victory that helped move the coach Éric Bedouet side up to 11th place on the league table.…

Falcons Land China, to train on Wednesday

Nigeria's women national team are already in China ahead of the Four Nation Invitational Tournament which kicks off on Thursday, January 17 with a game against the Steel Roses of China in Meihzou. Romania will tackle South Korea in the other game. The Super Falcons who are the only Africa team in the competition arrived the Asian country at about 4pm local time on Tuesday and are lodged at the WuHua International Hotel. 20 players, majority of whom were part of the victorious squad that successfully defended the…

CAF suspends Lobi’s Lawrence for fighting

Confederation of African Football, CAF has handed a two-match on John Lawrence of Lobi Stars after finding him guilty of fighting two Gor Mahia players in last month's CAF Champions League match in Kenya. CAF reached its decision on Sunday following a meeting of its disciplinary council which also fined Lobi $15,000 for the player’s action and pitch invasion. The suspension which has already taken effect suspended was the reason why the player missed last week’s encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns and he will also…

Assault on referee: LMC fines Plateau Utd N3m , banished to IIorin

League Management Company (LMC) organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football  League (NPFL) have sanctioned Plateau United a total sum of N3million and ordered the Jos side to play their next three home games in Ilorin, Kwara State. The decision came after some Plateau United fans assaulted match officials in the opening NPFL game between Plateau United and FC IfeanyiUbah last weekend at the New Jos Stadium, Jos. In a series of tweets by LMC, Plateau United were charged for breaching the Framework and Rules of…

BATTLE AGAINST EGYPT: Salah, others confirmed for Eagles

Sportinglife.ng can reveal excluisvely that the Pharaohs of Egypt will parade their best players, especially the current Africa Footballer of the Year, Mohammed Salah for the March 26 international friendly game inside the late Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba. Other top Egyptian stars expected in Asaba for the March 26 game are Mohammed Elneny (Arsenal), Ramadan Sobhi (Huddersfield FC of England), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion FC , Trezeguet (Kasimapas FC) among other Egyptian stars in Europe and in their domestic…

Esperance unveils Junior Lokosa may face Platinum Friday

Less than 48 hours after grabbing the services of Junior Lokosa, Esperance have unveiled the Nigerian an indication that they cannot wait to unleash him against opponents locally and internationally. Lokosa who was looking sharp in his new Jersey appears equally eager to get cracking. The 25 year old will no doubt be doubling his effort considering that the Esperance have clinched the Tunisian league title a record 28 times and yet eager to add more to their already overflowing trophy cabinet Esperance are…
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