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NFF: Eagles’ $2.8m World Cup Bonus Almost Ready for Collection

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed wednesday that Super Eagles’ World Cup 2018 qualification bonus of $2.8million (about N1.08billion) is almost ready for the players to collect. Speaking in Abuja wednesday, Pinnick who also doubles as CAF Executive Committee member, insisted he was not the kind of

Eagles fail Serbia test, lose 2-0

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace gave Serbia a deserved 2-0 win over the Super Eagles at The Hive in London in their second pre-World Cup friendly on Tuesday in a match that had another goal line drama. The on-loan Fulham striker cashed in on defensive lapses in the 68th and 81st minutes to

FIFA president, others for NFF awards on February 19

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony organized by it to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos yesterday that the Federation decided time

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

By AFP Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year’s Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd major crown last January in Melbourne. She gave birth to

Missed Messi penalty costs Barca in cup derby defeat

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. Oscar Melendo slotted home a neat finish with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie,

CHAN: Eagles off to Morocco today

Trophy–hunting home-based team will fly out of the country  on Monday  night for the 5th  African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco, 13th  January – 4th  February 2018. CHAN Eagles A few days ago, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf named a 23 –man team to fly Nigeria’s flag at the finals,

Argentina vs Nigeria: Super Eagles Wins La Albiceleste 4-2 in Russia

Super Eagles of Nigeria came from two goals down to trash Argentina on Tuesday in a 6-goal thriller in Russia on Tuesday. Goals from Banega and Manchester city’s forward, Kun Aguero, put the Messi-less Argentine side ahead in the first 36 minutes. But the Super Eagles fought back brilliantly. In the 44th minute,

President Buhari Doles Out N17.5m To D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed his promise to reward the 2017 Afrobasket winning women’s team, D’Tigress of Nigeria. Each player got N1,000,000 (One million Naira) while 5 Coaching crew members got N500,000 (Five hundred thousand Naira)each. In his address, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung said sports in Nigeria

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