Striker Kelechi Ihenacho scored a stoppage time winner as Nigeria beat Sierra Leone 3-2 in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to become one of four countries on Sunday to be added to the list of finalists for next year’s tournament. Guinea Bissau also qualified from Group A, as Sierra Leone’s hopes of catching them were ended, while the Cape Read More
Unlike what obtained in recent past, Super Eagles coach Coach José Santos Peseiro has invited up to four home-based players ahead of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Monrovia. They are two goal keepers – Victor Sochima (Rivers United) and Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba FC), then a defender Chidiebube Duru with Rivers Read More
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria early Monday morning arrived Algiers, Algeria’s capital along their trip to Constantine for a training tour ahead of 2023 U17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament. Blueprint gathered that they arrived around 4am, after departing Nigeria on Sunday. The team’s media officer Francis Achi informed Blueprint that the players are scheduled to carry out mandatory MRI Read More
The Enugu state Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, is set to challenge the outcome of the March 18, 2023, governorshipelection. This was disclosed by Edeoga in a press briefing on Friday. He said, “We want to urge our people in Enugu State to remain calm and peaceful, prayerful. Keep faith in God knowing that truth, justice shall prevail. Read More
Following the announcement of the Labour Party (LP), candidate as the winner of the Abia state governorship election, Alex Otti, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the total number of governor-elects in the March 18, 2023 polls is 26. The elections in Kebbi and Adamawa were declared inconclusive by the electoral commission. The ruling Read More
For two consecutive days, top officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports development, subjected professional Super Eagles stars invited to prosecute Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau to train under tick darkness inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja. Despite the official malace, the Minister of Youth and Sports development Sunday Dare has kept mute and watched in Read More
The Flying Eagles have returned from Egypt to Nigeria after finishing third at the just concluded U20 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The players and officials arrived through the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja on Monday March 13, 2023.
The Young Teranga Lions of Senegal on Saturday at the Cairo International Stadium, Egypt, defeated their Gambian counterparts 2-0 to lift their first-ever Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy. Goals from forward Sulaymane Faye and midfielder Mamadou Camara were all the team needed to secure Senegal victory over their Gambian neighbours. The Senegalese side zoomed into Saturday’s final with Read More
Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, failed to reach the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations Final after losing by the odd goal to The Gambia’s Young Lions in the second semi-final played at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday evening. Lanky forward Adama Bojang capitalized on a defensive slip by captain Daniel Bameyi to slot beyond goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso for the only Read More
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are in party mood after qualifying for 2023 U20 World Cup. To achieve the feat, the Nigerian team beat their Uganda counterpart 1-0 Thursday night in Ismaila, Egypt in the ongoing U20 Africa Cup of Nations. They also moved to the semi-final of the competition.
The Confederation of African Football has appointed Moroccan Jalal Jayed as referee for Sunday’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations Group A battle between seven-time champions Nigeria and Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium. Jayed will be assisted by Tunisian Mohamed Bakir (assistant referee 1), Algerian Hamza Bouzit (assistant referee 2) and Ivorian Clement Franklin Kpan, in the match that will Read More
Flying Eagles coach, Ladan Bosso has revealed that he submitted 30 name of players to the Nigeria Football Federation. The 30 players according to the coach will undergo Patient Care Management System (PCMS) where unfit players would be dropped before taking final decision on the final list. “Tentatively we gave the name of about 30 players from which they’re Read More
Head Coach of Nigeria’s U20 boys, Isah Ladan Bosso, has invited 35 players to resume camping in Abuja on Monday January 9, 2023 in preparations for this year’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu, who is also number one choice for the Olympic Eagles, is at the top of the roster alongside midfielder Daniel Daga and forward Promise Read More
Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles turned back NPFL side, Lobi Stars 2-0 on Saturday morning at FIFA Goal Project AstroTurf in Abuja to round off the first phase of the team’s preparations for the forthcoming Africa U20 Cup of Nations on a high note. Haliru Sarki broke the deadlock in a closely-fought game with a well-taken free kick in the 76th minute, and 10 minutes later, prolific Olusegun Otusanya sealed the victory for the Ladan Bosso-tutored side after Read More