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Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is facing a potential ban from the Super Eagles, the country’s national football team, following a controversial public social media spat with former coach Finidi George. The controversy arose after a disappointing start to Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, marked by a draw against South Africa and a loss to Benin. Following these poor results, George, under increasing pressure, resigned and then cast doubt on Osimhen’s commitment to the team,...

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Manchester City etched their names even deeper into the Premier League history books on Sunday, securing a remarkable fourth consecutive English Premier League title. Pep Guardiola secured the championship with a thrilling 3-1 victory over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Despite City’s victory, tension hung heavy in the air as their closest rivals, Arsenal, were also battling for glory across town at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal, Manchester City’s closest challengers throughout the season, were...

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Nigerian football fans are celebrating after Victor Boniface, the 23-year-old striker for Bayer Leverkusen, secured the coveted Bundesliga “Rookie of the Season” award. This recognition marks a phenomenal debut season for Boniface, who arrived at the German club from FK Bodø/Glimt in the summer of 2023. Boniface’s impact on the league was undeniable. He quickly established himself as a key player for Bayer Leverkusen, earning the moniker “The Bull” for his powerful playing style. His...

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Despite losing the African Cup of Nations, AFCON, crown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria has been ranked the 28th national team in the world. AFCON winners Côte D’Ivoire reaped the rewards of their continental triumph on home soil by being the 39th team in the table. The new ranking released by FIFA today saw Nigeria make their biggest jump from 42nd in December 2023 to 28th globally. A run that saw the country reach the...

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…President Tinubu hails the Super Eagles The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire clinched the continent’s crown for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the third time in history. Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire faced off in the final of the 2023 AFCON at Abidjan’s Ebimpé Olympic Stadium. The Super Eagles’ captain, William Troost-Ekong, opened the scoring with a goal in the 38th minute. The hosts pushed forward and levelled the score with a goal from Franck...

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The Federal Government has promised to reward the Super Eagles for their sterling performance against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana at the African Cup of Nation Semi-finals. Vice President Kashim Shettima who was in Côte d’Ivoire for the semi-final match made this known while addressing the players after the match posted on the Super Eagles X-account on Thursday. Shettima lauded their relentless efforts in reaching the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, “The government and...

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Asisat Oshoala, the six-time African women’s footballer of the year, has officially bid farewell to Spanish giants FC Barcelona after five solid years. The Super Falcons forward announced her departure for Bay FC, a new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club, via a social media post on Thursday. Bay FC also released a statement confirming her signing following a “transfer fee” between the American club and FC Barcelona Femení. “To have the opportunity to add...

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The Super Eagles have scaled to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament. This followed Nigeria’s victory over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday night. The score line was 2-0 in favour of the Nigerian team. Ademola Lookman netted the first goal in the 36th minute and doubled it seconds before the referee blew the final whistle in the 90th minute. The Super Eagles’ next game will be with the...

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Nigeria has qualified for the quarter-final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) by beating Cameroon 2-0. The two teams played desperately to prove a point at the game at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan, but Atlanta forward Ademola Lookman scored the two goals that sealed Nigeria’s win, for the Super Eagles with one goal in each half. Lookman goals came from an impressive team effort of the Nigerian squad and the super...

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The Super Eagles dashed the hopes of Nigerians on Sunday for failing to win Equatorial Guinea in their first match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, holding in Cote D’Ivoire. Ivan Salvador opened the scoring for Equatorial Guinea when he pulled a fast one on Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, in the 37th minute. But Napoli’s star Victor Osimhen netted in the 38th minute, levelling the score. The game ended in a stalemate...

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