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Barcelona Shock PSG, Make Champions League History

Barcelona stunned PSG by scoring  6-1 to advance in Champions League march Wednesday night.It seemed like mission impossible as PSG had in the first leg defeated Barcelona 4-0 in Paris. But world class performances from Barca stars like Neymar,Messi and other s gave them an unusual edge  over PSG. Actually PSG lacked the killer instinct in front of goal,as they fluffed some clear chances. With this  victory ...

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UNILAG stuns all, lifts AMK/NUGA 3X3 Basketball trophy

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) male team have emerged champions of the maiden edition of the Ahmadu Musa Kida (AMK) Foundation/Nigeria University Games (NUGA) 3X3 Basketball  Competition in a final decided on Sunday in Abuja. They beat neighbours, University of Ibadan (UI) in the final game to claim the trophy as well as qualify to represent Nigeria at the World University Tournament. Basketball power hou ...

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NFF, Match Agent confirm details of Eagles’ London games

The Nigeria Football Federation and its Official FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport have further confirmed details for the two international friendly matches the Super Eagles will play against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later this month. Currently on a five –match winning streak, since losing 0-1 to African vice champions Egypt in a 2017 Cup of Nations qualifying match in Alexandria a ...

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FIRS donates 5,000 jerseys, exercise books for Offa sports project

Nigeria’s next generation of athletes will have more to celebrate as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has pledged to be of support to the processes to take the nation’s podium success in sports to the higher realm. Mr. Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman, while receiving the management team of the Basic Olympic Opportunity Sports Training (BOOST) in his office in Abuja, Wednesday, said, “it is ...

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Sports Ministry Further Endorses Pinnick, Advises Discretion On CAF Presidency Vote

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, through the Youth and Sports Ministry, has further endorsed the candidature of NFF President Amaju Pinnick for a seat on the Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football, at the polls scheduled for next month’s Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  At a meeting convened by Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung in Abuja on Tuesday, Pi ...

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Nigeria Will Consider Regional Interest- Dalung

The Ministry of Youth and Sports says it has received with dismay press statements and interviews granted by some officials of the Nigeria Football Federation committing Nigeria to supporting a candidate. Youths and Sports Minister, Dalung said that the purported statement is very personal to the NFF President and does not represent the position of the people and the government of Nigeria. Dalung stated tha ...

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Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester

(ESPNFC.COM)Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri just nine months after he led the club to their first Premier League title. Ranieri guided Leicester to the most unlikely of title wins last season and went on to win FIFA's Coach of the Year for the achievement. However, Ranieri and Leicester have struggled this season, with the club sitting just one point and one position above the relegation zone, ha ...

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Rivers United pummel AS Real Bamako

A devastating second half display, full of energy and cutting edge, proved to be the catalyst for a stunning 4-0 for Rivers United over AS Real Bamako in the Caf Champions League on Sunday. The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit had held the Malian club to a scoreless draw in the first leg of the preliminary round clash in Bamako a week earlier and knew an outright win in Port Harcourt would ...

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FA Cup quarterfinals: Chelsea host United

(ESPNFC.COM) FA Cup holders Manchester United will travel to Premier League leaders Chelsea in the standout tie of the quarterfinal draw, a game that will see Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho, whose United side are currently competing for silverware on four fronts, lost 4-0 when he visited his former club in October. Lincoln City, the first non-league side to reach the last eight in 103 yea ...

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La Liga: Gareth Bale Scores As Real Madrid Extends Lead

(ESPNFC.COM) Gareth Bale marked his return to action with a goal as Real Madrid opened up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win at home to Espanyol. Madrid made a slow start but Alvaro Morata, making his first start in over a month, broke the deadlock on 33 minutes when he headed home Isco's fine cross -- setting a new club record for goals in consecutive games. Bale replaced Morata in the ...

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Chelsea Stay On Track For Double

(ESPNFC.COM) Chelsea remain on track for a Premier League and FA Cup double, although they had far from their own way against a bold Wolves side at Molineux. A header by Pedro midway through the second half and a sharp late finish by Diego Costa sealed their place in the quarterfinals, but the home side, who had won at Liverpool in the fourth round, were the better team in the first half and the scoreline w ...

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Ex Manchester United Player Denied Travel To U.S

(ESPNFC.COM) Former Manchester United man Dwight Yorke said he was "made to feel like a criminal" after being prevented from travelling to the United States on Friday. Yorke said he was prevented from boarding a flight that was scheduled to stop in Miami because of a visa problem stemming from an Iranian stamp on his passport, which he received after playing in a charity match in Tehran in 2015. "I couldn't ...

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