Friday, November 22, 2019

Court Discharges, Acquits Pinnick, Four Others Of Corruption Charges

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has discharged and acquitted President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, of charges bordering on fraud to the tune of $8.4 million and N4 billion. Other chieftains of the NFF who were also discharged of similar offences by the court include; Seyi Akinwunmi (1st Vice President),...

Golden Eaglets’ Come-back Victory, Teaches Resilience – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, on Tuesday. The Golden Eaglets won the match by 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, 15 minutes to the end of the match. President Buhari, in a statement...

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Come Back To Crush Ecuador

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets of have maintained their perfect start at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament ongoing in Brazil. The team continued their winning streak with a brilliant fightback against Ecuador in the second Group B match of the competition. The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria in Brazil posted a superlative performance to fly straight into the...

Nigeria Beat Hungary 4-2 In FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have begun their campaign for a record sixth title at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup on a winning note. The five-time champions fought from a goal down to beat Hungary 4-2 in their opening Group B game played at the Olympic Stadium in Goiana. Hungary looked to be holding on...

‘I Am Very Proud Of You’, Buhari Congratulates Golden Eaglets

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria for a fantastic beginning in the group opening match of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019. Nigeria Under-17 football team opened Brazil 2019 with a 4-2 win over Hungary, signaling their readiness to win the FIFA Championship for an unprecedented sixth time. In a message to the...

Liverpool Recover From Early Shock To Beat Spurs

Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break before Mo Salah tucked away a penalty to complete the comeback as Liverpool’s marauding start to...

Osimhen Wins French Ligue 1 Player Of The Month

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has emerged French Ligue 1 player for the month of September 2019. The Super Eagles striker claimed 45% of total votes to emerge tops ahead of Monaco’s Islam Slimani (37%) second and Nantes’ Nicolas Pallois (18%) on third spot. The former Golden Eaglets ace will now takes over from Rennes midfielder Eduardo...

Barcelona And Real Madrid Clasico Postponed Over Catalonia Protests

The Barcelona and Real Madrid Clasico, Spain’s biggest football league match, has been postponed because of Catalonia protests, the Spanish football federation said Friday. The clubs have until 10:00am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date for the match originally scheduled for October 26, the federation said. If they fail to do so,...

Goalkeeper Petr Cech Dumps Football For Hockey

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed for Guildford Phoenix ice hockey team. The Czech shot-stopper will make his debut on Sunday after penning a one-year deal with the Phoenix. Cech has been training with the club since retiring from football at the end of last season and has spoken of his excitement for...

Why Youth, Sports Minister Relocated To MKO Stadium Abuja

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has relocated his office to the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja. Dare stated that the move was in line with the his promise to ensure that the nation’s sports facilities are restored to become fully functional. He made the disclosure in a statement by Mr Ramon...

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