Breaking: Controversy over health status of Issa Hayatou… former African football chief dead?

March 1, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Social media space was on Friday night awash with the rumour regarding the living status of former President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou. But clarification shortly emerged that the continental football czar remains alive but currently outside Cameroon, his home country. As reported by Sports Village Square, Hayatou’s personal secretary,, Lilian Obenson who is also a cousin to Read More

Football: Nigeria, Ghana, 6 others to battle for medals in African Games 

January 27, 2024 Admin II 0

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have revealed countries that will battle for medals in men’s football event of 2023 African Games slated for Accra, Ghana in March. The teams will be represented by their U20 men’s national teams along side hosts Ghana. The teams are Benin, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tunisia and Uganda. The Flying Eagles Read More

Chelsea legend Shevchenko emerges Ukraine Football Federation President

January 26, 2024 Reuters 0

Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko was elected president of the country’s Football Association (UAF) on Thursday. The 47-year-old received 93 out of 94 votes at the UAF Congress in Kyiv. Shevchenko, who is a delegate, could have cast the 94th vote but chose not to. Shevchenko, who retired from playing in 2012 after featuring for Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan and Read More

Everton appeal against Premier League points deduction

December 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Everton are expected to submit their appeal against the deduction of 10 Premier League points, handed down by an independent commission, on Friday. The club were sanctioned on November 17 for a breach of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules and have 14 days to lodge an appeal. Once it has been submitted, the case will then be considered Read More

Angel Di Maria retires

November 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Angel Di Maria has confirmed he will retire from international duty with the Argentina national team after next summer’s Copa America. The 35-year-old posted a message on social media to confirm his intentions. Di Maria made his international debut back in 2008 and has gone on to win the World Cup, the Copa America and Olympic gold with La Albiceleste. Read More

African U-15 Schools Football: Nigeria’s FOSLA academy girls team storm Togo for continental ticket

November 23, 2023 Editor 0

A contingent of 15 girls, from FOSLA Academy, Karahi, Abuja have arrived in Lome, capital of Togo, to take part in the West African qualifying tournament, for the inaugural edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-15 African Schools Football Championship. Former President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, who happens to be the Proprietor, FOSLA Academy Read More

Olowookere sustains focus as Naija Ratels face Dannaz Ladies in NWFL clash

November 21, 2023 Editor 0

The Head Coach of Naija Ratels FC, Bankole Olowookere, has assured that his lads are ready to write the wrong in the ongoing new 2023/24 football season of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL). Olowookere who spoke ahead of the club’s second Premiership League clash against Dannaz Ladies in Lagos said the 1-3 loss when his side played Nasarawa Amazons Read More

Pastor Adeboye launch Dove Football Club

November 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, on Saturday at the expansive grounds of the church, launched Dove Football Club, which is one of the several sporting initiatives of its sports department. While unveiling the logo of the newly established club, Pastor Adeboye, prayed for the success of the club, as he prophesied that Read More

I don’t miss playing football – Hazard

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists that he does not miss football after retiring at the age of 32. Hazard presented the Kopa Trophy to Jude Bellingham during the Ballon d’Or 2023 ceremony. When asked by ceremony host Didier Drogba how his retirement is going, the Belgian was surprisingly honest. “I’m enjoying life, family and the kids,” Read More

Pictures: Fashanu celebrates Nigerian football, basketball talents as AIC, ACS competitions end in Abuja 

October 24, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo  0

A grassroots football and basketball Super Cup organised to mark the 20th anniversary of African International College (AIC) and Africa Community School (ACS) in Abuja has ended. At the events, Nigerian-born and England international, John Fashanu, described Nigeria’s sports men and women as the most talented in the African continent. Fashanu who represented England twice at the senior level lauded Read More

Hazard announces retirement from football

October 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has announced his retirement from football at the age of 32. Hazard, who won the Premier League twice during his time at Stamford Bridge, revealed the news on social media on Tuesday. “You must listen to yourself and stay stop at the right time,” he wrote. “After 16 years and more than Read More

Referee faces suspension over handshake refusal

October 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Serie A official Juan Luca Sacchi is facing suspension over refusing to shake the hand of female assistant Francesca Di Monte prior to kickoff. Getting ready to officiate, Juan Luca Sacchi was walking to the head of the tunnel ahead of the clash between Lecce and Sassuolo at Stadio via del mare in the former city, where assistant Francesca Di Read More

Rangers return for Lampard collapses

October 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Frank Lampard entered discussions with Rangers over their managerial vacancy, but will not be in the running for the job, per a report. Lampard was amongst the names mentioned for the vacant role, after the Scottish side parted ways with Michael Beale last week, but he won’t be included in the final round of interviewees for the job, according to Read More

Van Gaal gets fresh club appointment

October 4, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is set to take up an advisory role with his former, currently crisis-stricken club, Ajax. Van Gaal has been out of management since resigning as head coach of the Netherlands national team after the 2022 World Cup last December. Now, the Amsterdam outfit have announced the Dutchman, who declared himself cancer free and Read More

Pogba fails drug test, incurs suspension

September 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Paul Pogba reportedly tested positive for testosterone after Juventus’ clash with Udinese in Serie A, and has been provisionally suspended. Per Corriere della Sera in Italy, Pogba tested positive for the banned substance during an anti-doping test after the fixture. The former Manchester United midfielder has three days in which to respond to the charge, and must produce a counter-analysis Read More

Neymar surpasses Pele record as Brazil thrash Bolivia

September 9, 2023 Admin III 0

Brazil lived up to expectations by thrashing Bolivia 5-1 at home in their 2026 World Cup qualifying opener on Friday, with Neymar surpassing the late great Pele as the country’s top scorer. The 31-year-old, who recently joined Saudi side Al Hilal, bounced back after missing a penalty in the first half, scoring two goals in the 61st and 93rd minutes Read More

France dance to victory as Ireland’s Euro hopes hang by thread

September 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Republic of Ireland’s slim Euro 2024 qualification hopes took another major hit as they were beaten 2-0 by World Cup finalists France in Paris. Stephen Kenny’s side went to the French capital with hope after running Les Bleus close in a 1-0 Dublin defeat in March, but goals early in each half from Aurelien Tchouameni and Marcus Thuram finding the Read More

I’m nearing retirement – Hazard

September 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Eden Hazard has dropped a hint that retirement is edging closer in a new documentary series on the Belgian national team. Hazard was released by Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer after making just 76 appearances across four seasons at the club. Real bought the winger from Chelsea for an initial fee of Read More

Theo Walcott announces his retirement

August 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 after his contract with Southampton expired. Walcott has made the decision to call it quits after his contract with Southampton expired at the end of last season. The 34-year-old brings down the curtain on a glittering career at the highest level that saw him Read More

French football star in trouble over ‘rape’

August 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Monaco and France striker Wissam Ben Yedder has been charged with rape, sexual assault and attempted rape. According to RMC Sport and Nice-Matin, Ben Yedder and his younger brother have been accused by two women, aged 19 and 20, of the sexual offences that allegedly happened in July this year in the town of Beausoleil, near Monaco. On Friday afternoon, Read More

Nigerians are more united in football

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Football is not just a game played on the pitch. It is a bridge that connects people of different ethnicities together. For lovers of the game, the joy of it knows no bound. They watch at all cost even when it is played at odd hours. Those who cannot afford to watch at home opt for viewing centers. That is Read More

Dele ‘miles away’ from Everton return – Dyche

August 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Everton boss Sean Dyche says Dele Alli is “miles away” from returning to first team action despite being “well in himself” again. Last month Dele gave an emotional interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap during which he revealed he spent six weeks in rehab over the summer due to his addiction to sleeping tablets. The 27-year-old also spoke about Read More

Southampton strike late to win championship opener

August 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Southampton returned to the Championship with a victory as Che Adams earned them a late 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday in the opening game of the season on Friday night. New manager Russell Martin started with James Ward-Prowse as captain and got off to an excellent start as Adam Armstrong put them in front. Sheffield Wednesday, under new boss Xisco Read More

NUJ Correspondent Chapel to host NBA, FRSC, others in football tourney

July 29, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Council has concluded plans to hold a three-day football tournament between media practitioners, government organisations and security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Participanting teams expected at the competition include the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Police Force, Federal High Court, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and Federal Road Read More