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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Friday gave in to the Qatari government’s demand to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks at the eight stadiums that will host the World Cup competition. Breaking the news on Twitter, FIFA said fans will only be able to access alcohol at “FIFA fan festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues.” “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale...

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Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, the Nigerian singer and songwriter better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, has been named the only African artiste to perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) confirmed Kizz Daniel’s appearance at the FIFA Fan Festival during the World Cup on Friday. In an Instagram post, FIFA listed the five official performing artistes for the event. According to the post, American disc jockey (DJ)...

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Argentine striker, Lionel Messi says the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be his last appearance in the quadrennial international men’s football championship. “Is it my last World Cup? Yes, surely yes, surely yes,” Messi told Star+ in an interview. The football star said he’s counting down the days to the World Cup. He admitted that he feels nervous ahead of his last appearance on the world’s football biggest stage. “I’m counting down the days until the World...

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John Mikel Obi, former Super Eagles captain, has retired from professional football. Obi announced his retirement on his Instagram page on Tuesday with a photo of his 18-year career’s biggest highlights. His post read: “There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today. “I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am...

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons refused to show up for training on Wednesday morning in protest against the non-payment of bonuses by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The team was supposed to train ahead of their third-place match against the Copper Queens of Zambia slated for Friday, 22 July in the Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Morocco, but they boycotted the training. The players are protesting the non-payment of the match day allowances and their...

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Title-holders Nigeria set on a better track for their 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) campaign with a 2-0 win over Botswana in Rabat on Thursday. The development meant they rose to second place in Group C behind new leaders in South Africa, with Botswana dropping from the table’s apex to third place. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that South Africa had earlier in the day thumped Burundi 3-1 to lead the group...

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The shirt Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match has been sold for £7.1 million. On June 22, 1986, Maradona scored two of the most famous goals ever for Argentina against England. In the 51st minute, the Argentine gave his side the lead with a blatant handball, a goal he would dub ‘The Hand of God’. Four minutes later, he scored the ‘Goal of the Century’ as he picked up the ball...

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored an excellent equaliser to spare Manchester United a third successive English Premier League defeat as they drew 1-1 at home with Chelsea on Thursday. Ralf Rangnick’s side lost their previous two games to Liverpool and Arsenal by an aggregate score of 7-1. But while the performance on their return to Old Trafford was by no means impressive, they at least avoided another loss. In spite of a dismal first-half showing in which...

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Eintracht Frankfurt secured a brilliant 2-1 win away at West Ham United in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. Bundesliga colleagues RB Leipzig also fought to a 1-0 home win over Rangers. Daichi Kamada nudged the winner for Eintracht Frankfurt early in the second half to the delight of the 3,000 fans who backed the Eagles in London. And they will be dreaming of a trip to Seville for the May...

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The result of Nigeria vs Ghana World Cup qualifier football match has created an opportunity for many Ghanaians to banter with Nigeria on social media. The Black Stars held the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. The two teams had settled for a goalless draw in the first leg played at the Baba Yaro Stadium in...

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