Monday, August 10, 2020

Remi Sulola

    NPFL: Enyimba outclass Wikki as MFM, Plateau drop points

NPFL: Enyimba outclass Wikki as MFM, Plateau drop points

Plateau United were held 1-1 by Rivers United at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on Saturday. Emeka Ogbugh opened the scoring for the visitors in the 14th minute before United drew level through Peter Eneji's 89th-minute goal. MFM failed to capitalise on the leaders' slip as they fell 0-1 to Abia Warriors in Umuahia. Plateau United are still top of the table [...]

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    Moses on duty as Chelsea rout Everton at Stamford Bridge

Moses on duty as Chelsea rout Everton at Stamford Bridge

Victor Moses made an impact as Chelsea defeated Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata scored in 27th and 42nd minutes respectively to give the champions three points against Ronald Koeman's side. For the first goal, Willian passed the ball to Fabregas, who combined with his fellow Spaniard Morata, before steering a perfectly-placed effort past Jordan [...]

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    It’s going to be a very difficult season, Victor Moses predicts

It’s going to be a very difficult season, Victor Moses predicts

Victor Moses says it will be a difficult season in the English Premier League but he and his Chelsea teammates must make the supporters happy. Moses, who has spent five years with Chelsea, says the present crop of players are "working hard" to find a perfect synergy. He told Chelsea FC that the new additions to the team "fit in well". "This season is [...]

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    Ndidi subdued, Iheanacho unused as ‘solid’ Man United beat Leicester

Ndidi subdued, Iheanacho unused as ‘solid’ Man United beat Leicester

Manchester United on Saturday continued their good start to the 2016/17 season of the English Premier League by beating Leicester City at Old Trafford. Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was largely subdued as his Leicester side were unable to stop the Red Devils. Kelechi Iheanacho was benched while Ahmed Musa was again unlisted for the Foxes. Manchester United could not convert any of the myriad [...]

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    Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Dortmund, Tottenham in ‘group of death’

Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Dortmund, Tottenham in ‘group of death’

The much-awaited draw for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League was held in Monaco on Thursday, with some very interesting encounters to look forward to. Defending champions Real Madrid were drawn alongside Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Apoel FC. Champions of England, Chelsea, are in the same group with Atlético Madrid, Roma and Qarabag FK. Barcelona and last year's runners-up Juventus will face-off in [...]

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    Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year award

Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year award

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA player of the year award ahead of Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon. The Ballon d'Or favourite was presented the award during a gala ceremony in Monaco on Thursday. The Portuguese also won the forward of the year award. Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper, won the best goalkeeper award. Ronaldo's Real teammates, Sergio Ramos and Luca Modric, won the [...]

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins Manchester United on one-year deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoins Manchester United on one-year deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is back "to finish what he started" after signing a new one-year deal with Manchester United. Ibrahimovic made 46 appearances and scored 28 goals for the club during the 2016/17 campaign before suffering a knee injury, which ended his season prematurely. "I am back to finish what I started," the 35-year-old said. "It was always mine and the club's [...]

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    After defeating Senegal, D’Tigress confident of overcoming Ivory Coast

After defeating Senegal, D’Tigress confident of overcoming Ivory Coast

D’Tigress will prepare for their quarterfinal encounter against Ivory Coast with their confidence sky high after defeating Afrobasket defending champions Senegal in their final group game. Reacting after the game, head coach of the side, Sam Vincent, stressed the need to keep a lid on celebrations ahead of the quarter-final tie. Peter Ahmedu, the assistant coach, praised the girls for defying all odds [...]

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INTERVIEW: My daughter motivated me to fight against negative stigmatization of Africans, says Faustina Anyanwu

The name Faustina Anyanwu instantly rings a bell in Europe and the world for so many reasons. She is the author and editor of International standard magazines "Divas Of Colour International and C Hub magazines". Interestingly, aside from the normal motives of magazines, Anyanwu dedicates the magazines to a greater cause she set out from the on-set to use the magazines [...]

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    World Cup qualification: Eagles have to make Nigerians smile again, says Ndidi

World Cup qualification: Eagles have to make Nigerians smile again, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi says the Super Eagles have to put a smile on the faces of Nigerians by qualifying for the World Cup. Ndidi said the home defeat to South Africa was a reality check to the Super Eagles. He said the team will rise to the occasion in the vital FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification matches against Cameroon, but added that the reigning [...]

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    Rooney retires from international football, says ‘it is time to bow out’

Rooney retires from international football, says ‘it is time to bow out’

Wayne Rooney has retired from international football despite Gareth Southgate including him in England's squad for the World Cup qualifiers. Rooney scored 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country, making him England's all-time leading goal scorer. "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches ," [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian players keep speaking Pidgin English… I want to learn, says Jamie Vardy

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian players keep speaking Pidgin English… I want to learn, says Jamie Vardy

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says he's learning how to speak Pidgin English as fluently as the Nigerian players in his team. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ahmed Musa are the Nigerian players in Leicester City. Vardy told TheCable that his only challenge with the Nigerian trio is their Pidgin English which he says is difficult to understand. "The Nigerian players keep talking- [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Moses return to Eagles squad for game against Cameroon

Mikel, Ighalo, Moses return to Eagles squad for game against Cameroon

China-based duo Jon Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo will make a return to the Super Eagles squad after missing a couple of World Cup qualifiers. Eagles' coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday released the 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions. Israel-based marksman Anthony Nwakaeme got his first call-up to the national team while defender Leon Balogun returns to [...]

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    I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, says he's in need of a coach to prosecute the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding in Liege, Belgium. Quadri, who was the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the Olympic Games, says he lacks the sponsorship to hire a coach. "I am actually getting used to playing without a coach because I have [...]

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    NPFL: Plateau lose to ABS as MFM close gap on league leaders

NPFL: Plateau lose to ABS as MFM close gap on league leaders

ABS defeated Plateau United 2-0 to put a dent in their bid to win this season's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title. Samuel Adedeji scored from the spot five minutes into the game before Segun Akinbo scored ABS' second goal in the 65th minute. Plateau are still ahead of second-placed MFM FC by three points in spite of the loss. At the Agege Stadium [...]

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    Ndidi splendid as Leicester beat Brighton 2-0

Ndidi splendid as Leicester beat Brighton 2-0

Leicester City on Saturday bounced back from their dramatic 4-3 defeat by Arsenal on the opening day of the season. Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi put in a good shift in the middle of the pack as Leicester outclassed newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium. Shinji Okazaki found the net for the second week running in the first minute [...]

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