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Sepp Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban

Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, has lost his appeal against a six-year ban from football. The 80-year-old, who was forced out of office in February this year following allegations of corruption, took his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport with the hope Read on » » »

AWCON 2016: Falcons off to Cameroon

Abuja to Lagos and then traveled from Lagos to Douala by ASKY Airline flight. Hours before the Falcons departure for Cameroon to defend their AWCON title, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, was at the team’s camp to offer words of Read on » » »

Mikel: I won’t swap Chelsea for Olympics bronze

  Super Eagles’ skipper, John Mikel Obi, has said he will continue to work hard in order to win back his place at Chelsea. Obi has not played a single minute of football for Chelsea this season after being frozen out by the Blues’ Read on » » »

Coach of the Year: FIFA shortlists Ranieri, Guardiola

Claudio Ranieri, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique are among the nominees for the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award for 2016. World football’s governing body has announced a shortlist of 10 candidates for the prize, which forms part of their new ‘The Best FIFA Football Read on » » »

Yaya Toure quits international football

“Writing this note was probably “the most difficult match of my life’,” Toure began, in a statement on his official site (officialyayatoure.com). “After 14 years at the highest level, I’m sure this is the right time for me Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has confirmed Read on » » »

Charmpions league:Kiev to host 2018 final

The Ukrainian Football Federation has announced that the 2018 Champions League final will be hosted at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. The competition’s showpiece will be held in the Ukrainian capital one month before Russia host the World Cup. The venue, which holds 70,000 Read on » » »

Aguero out of Argentina’s Russia 2018 qualifiers

Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has been ruled out of Argentina’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers with a calf injury, the country’s Football Association confirmed on Monday. Argentina Football Association said the 28-year-old picked up the injury during City’s 3-1 Premier League win over West Read on » » »

We do not deserve to be in final – Siasia, Mikel

The Head Coach of Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia, has admitted that the U23 team did not deserve to play in the finals of the ongoing Rio de Janeiro Olympic soccer games. Siasia based his assessment ton the performance of the team. He said: Read on » » »

RIO 2016:Germany ends Nigeria’s Dream Team’s gold dream

Dream Team VI will battle for bronze against Honduras at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 following their 0-2 loss to Germany at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Left-back Lukas Klostermann was the unlikely goalscorer on the evening when he made a Read on » » »

Nigeria:Sports Ministry refunds Mikel’s $4,600

Excited about the qualification of the Nigeria U23 team for the semi finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has again assured players and officials of the team that they will be given all that Read on » » »

Nigerian President salutes victorious Olympics soccer team

A cheering President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night praised the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian soccer team to the Olympics Games, which saw them flying over Denmark 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals. Said an elated President Buhari: “Again and again, the unconquerable Nigerian Read on » » »

Argentina: Messi quits retirement

Lionel Messi has confirmed in a statement his intention to return to the Argentina national team. The Barcelona star made the decision to retire from international football after another heartbreaking loss in the final of the 2016 Copa America. Having spoken with new Albiceleste Read on » » »

EPL:Pogba suspended for Premier League opener

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, will play no part in his side’s first match of the Premier League season away to Bournemouth on Sunday. The France international became the world’s most expensive player when completing his move to the Red Devils earlier this week, Read on » » »

Nigeria’s Iwobi says Eagles will qualify for World Cup

  Arsenal whiz kid, Alex Iwobi, has backed Nigeria to qualify for the World Cup. The 20-year-old, who became a Nigerian international in 2015, played his first competitive match against Egypt in their African Cup of Nations qualifier. They drew the first leg 0-0 Read on » » »

EPL-Paul Pogba: I want to win Ballon d’Or at Man U

New Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has set his sights on winning the Ballon d’Or having completed a world-record move to Old Trafford. Pogba’s £89 million fee eclipses the sums Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, with the 23-year-old finally confirming Read on » » »

Nigeria: New Super Eagles coach seal two-year contract

  The Nigeria Football Federation and Gernot Rohr have signed a two-year contract that will see the former Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach work as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles. The simple ceremony at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja saw the President Read on » » »

Pele’s visit to Nigeria postponed

The Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa 2016 legend edition with Pele has been postponed, the organisers said in Lagos on Monday. A statement by the organisers said the event was postponed due to reports of the world football legend’s ill health Read on » » »

Nigeria: New Super Eagles Coach arrives Abuja , NFF moves his unveiling

The new Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has arrived in Nigeria, The Eagle Online can report. Rohr, as reported by The Eagle Online on Friday, arrived in Abuja on Saturday morning from France. The Eagle Online was told that Rohr is at the moment Read on » » »

EPL:City complete Moreno deal

Colombian international forward, Marlos Moreno, has joined Manchester City from Nacional to take the club’s spending on young talent this week to the £70 million mark. The 19-year-old attacker joins Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, who signed for a combined £64 million, in putting Read on » » »

EPL:Arsenal capture Nigerian born Nwakali

  Former Golden Eaglets’ skipper, Kelechi Nwakali, has finally completed his move to Arsenal Football Club. The Nigerian under-20 international began training with the Gunners on Wednesday after flying into London on Tuesday evening and signed his contract, which will keep him at the Read on » » »