Arsenal Appoint Mikel Arteta As New Head Coach

Mikel Arteta has been appointed head coach of English Premier League side Arsenal meaning a return to the club he played more than 100 games for. The 37-year-old Spaniard, who played for the Gunners from 2011-2016, signed a three-and-a-half year contract and ends a three-year stay as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City. He replaces compatriot Unai Emery, who was sacked last month. “We’re delighted … Continue reading Arsenal Appoint Mikel Arteta As New Head Coach

Arsenal sack Emery after 18 months in charge

Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal’s manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard was hired as the replacement for long-term manager Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 but has overseen Arsenal’s worst run of form since 1992 in recent months. They lost 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening in the Europa League and have not won in the Premier League since … Continue reading Arsenal sack Emery after 18 months in charge

#AFCONQ2021: Nigeria edge Lesotho in six-goal thriller, Cameroon down Rwanda

Victor Osimhen starred as Nigeria came from a goal down to beat Lesotho 4-2 and move top of Group L in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. The Super Eagles built on from their opening day 2-1 victory over Benin to move to six points in their quest to earn a spot in Cameroon next year. Osimhen put up a superb show scoring … Continue reading #AFCONQ2021: Nigeria edge Lesotho in six-goal thriller, Cameroon down Rwanda

Eaglets’ Victory, A Lesson In Resilience, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari applauds the performance of the Golden Eaglets Tuesday in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, which saw them winning 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, fifteen minutes to the end of the match. According to the President, “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, … Continue reading Eaglets’ Victory, A Lesson In Resilience, Says Buhari

Brazil 2019: Eaglets stun Ecuador 3-2 to reach Round of 16

Nigeria became the first team to reach the Round of 16 of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday night on the back of a superlative hat –trick by forward Ibrahim Sa’id. Two goals in five second half minutes turned the table against a well –organized and cohesive Ecuador in Goiania. Sa’id put Nigeria in front after only five minutes as … Continue reading Brazil 2019: Eaglets stun Ecuador 3-2 to reach Round of 16

Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Put Hungary To The Sword At The 2019 Fifa Under-17 World Cup In Brazil

Almost all the impact players for the Golden Eaglets in Saturday night’s 4-2 defeat of Hungary in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament in Brazil are products of the annual Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Championships, including the goal scorers. The competition, sponsored by NFF’s partner, Zenith Bank Plc, was launched in 2016 and has been widely lauded for its vision, … Continue reading Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Put Hungary To The Sword At The 2019 Fifa Under-17 World Cup In Brazil

Lionel Messi Wins FIFA Men’s Player Of The Year Award

Argentine international and Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi has won the footballer of the year award at the FIFA awards. He beat favourite Virgil Van Dijk, who won the European Player of the year prize last month. Messi has now won six world player of the year awards, one ahead of rival, Cristiano Ronaldo Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won the men’s coach of the year. 🏆🏆#TheBest … Continue reading Lionel Messi Wins FIFA Men’s Player Of The Year Award

‘Its time to punish racists’ – FIFA urges Italy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has urged Italian soccer authorities to hand out stadium bans for supporters guilty of racism after another incident in a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday. Play was briefly suspended after Fiore’s Brazilian wing-back Dalbert reportedly told referee Daniele Orsato he had been the target of racist abuse from fans at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma, where … Continue reading ‘Its time to punish racists’ – FIFA urges Italy

Ihedioha appoints Kanu Nwankwo SSA on Sports

Imo State governor has appointed Nigeria’s football legend. Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports. Ihedioha made the announcement when Kanu visited him at the government House Owerri to present his CAF medal. According to a statement by “ Izuchukwu Akwarandu, the governor’s aide on new media, Kanu Nwankwo’s appointment is with immediate effect. “Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to … Continue reading Ihedioha appoints Kanu Nwankwo SSA on Sports

Aubameyang wins EPL tie for Arsenal at Newcastle United

Steve Bruce’s reign as Newcastle United manager began in disappointing fashion as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second half goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at a subdued St James’ Park on Sunday. After a largely forgettable first half in which Newcastle United were slightly the better side, Arsenal eased to a comfortable three points thanks to Aubameyang’s 58th minute strike. Newcastle United handed 40 million pounds … Continue reading Aubameyang wins EPL tie for Arsenal at Newcastle United

EPL: Alex Iwobi joins Everton

Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024. The 23-year-old forward is the Blues’ seventh and final signing of the summer transfer window following the additions of goalkeeper Jonas Lössl, right-back Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean. Nigeria international Iwobi, who has … Continue reading EPL: Alex Iwobi joins Everton

Arsenal FC: Nicolas Pepe becomes record signing

Winger Nicolas Pepe has become our record signing after joining us from Ligue 1 club Lille. The 24 year-old Ivory Coast international completed the paperwork on his move on Thursday. He will wear the No.19 shirt. Head coach Unai Emery said: “Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe. “Signing a top-class winger has been … Continue reading Arsenal FC: Nicolas Pepe becomes record signing

History made as UEFA names female referee for men’s match

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea. UEFA have confirmed Frappart, who refereed the FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon, will officiate the clash between the Champions League and Europa League winners in Istanbul on August 14. Frappart will … Continue reading History made as UEFA names female referee for men’s match

CAF Champions League: Gov. Ganduje directs Pillars to camp in Kaduna

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed Kano Pillars FC players to remain in Kaduna for a closed camping ahead of their first encounter with Ashanti Kotoko of Ghana in the 2019 CAF Champions League in Kano. The Media Officer of the club, Idris Malikawa, made the disclosure on Monday in Kano.‎ ‎“I want you to remain in Kaduna for the period, and I … Continue reading CAF Champions League: Gov. Ganduje directs Pillars to camp in Kaduna

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up 12 spots in the July FIFA ranking, to place 33rd in the world after winning bronze at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament. In the ranking table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 481 points as against 1, 433 it had in June to place 45th. The movement has now placed Nigeria … Continue reading FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles now 3rd in Africa