Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

Former Nigeria international Finidi George has expressed optimism about his chances of getting coaching roles at Nigeria national teams despite being snubbed twice by the NFF. George, who contributed significantly to Nigeria’s 1994 African Nations Cup-winning campaign, is longing for an opportunity to manage at the youth level for his fatherland. “I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” he told BBC … Continue reading Finidi George yet hopeful of coaching Nigeria youth teams despite rejections

Ancelotti gives Jan. 9 return for Iwobi

For the first time in eight Premier League matches, Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was not in Everton’s matchday squad as they were beaten 1-0 by West Ham at Goodison Park on New Year’s Day. The official word from Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti is that the Super Eagles playmaker was not available for selection due to fatigue, with the number 17 starting each of the previous eight … Continue reading Ancelotti gives Jan. 9 return for Iwobi

Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain.

Pochettino spent two years as a player at PSG between 2001 and 2003, making almost 100 appearances for the club. Upon signing his contract, Pochettino told the official PSG website: “I am really happy and honored to become the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain. “I would like to thank the Club’s management for the trust they have placed in me. “As you know, this club … Continue reading Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain.

Ex Falcon player, Maureen Madu, trains 100 budding female footballers in Anambra

No fewer than 100 aspiring female football stars are taking part in the 5-day training programme organised by Maureen Madu, former Nigeria international female football star. The training holding at Anglican Girls Grammar School, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government of Anambra also has former female football players and referees in the team of trainers.The girls were between the ages of 10 and 15 years.Speaking to … Continue reading Ex Falcon player, Maureen Madu, trains 100 budding female footballers in Anambra

Lucy Bronze and Robert Lewandowski are The Best of 2020

The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2020 ceremony, held as a virtual event at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, crowned two household names, Lucy Bronze and Robert Lewandowski, as the game’s outstanding players on the women’s and men’s side respectively. Poland and FC Bayern München striker Lewandowski was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player for the first time in his career. Likewise, defender Bronze is also a … Continue reading Lucy Bronze and Robert Lewandowski are The Best of 2020

Buhari hails Anthony Joshua

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated the decisive victory of British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua over Kubrat Pulev Saturday night. In a statement by media adviser, Femi Adesina, Buhari said Joshua has given boxing lovers round the world, and particularly in Nigeria, something to cheer, by retaining his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, Buhari recalled his meeting with the heavyweight champion in London earlier in the year. … Continue reading Buhari hails Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev results, highlights: AJ smashes opponent for ninth-round knockout

One year removed from his two-fight series with Andy Ruiz Jr. which included the first loss of his pro career in June 2019, Anthony Joshua emerged a safer and more calculated version of himself in Saturday’s return. That doesn’t mean, however, that the unified heavyweight champion couldn’t deliver the boom.  Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) recorded four knockdowns against a determined mandatory challenger in Kubrat Pulev … Continue reading Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev results, highlights: AJ smashes opponent for ninth-round knockout

Anthony Joshua: Why Nigerians see him as one of their own

On Saturday evening in London, Anthony Joshua will step in to a boxing ring for the first time in a year as he faces Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev. With the global Covid-19 pandemic taking its toll on sport just 1,000 lucky fans will be in the SSE Arena to see Joshua defend his three heavyweight titles. While the arena will be virtually empty, millions of fans … Continue reading Anthony Joshua: Why Nigerians see him as one of their own

I’m prepared to go to final bell against Pulev – Anthony Joshua

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua said he is prepared to go to the final bell when he puts his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday. Britain’s Joshua will start as clear favourite in front of 1,000 fans at Wembley Arena for the fight that was postponed in June because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m prepared to go … Continue reading I’m prepared to go to final bell against Pulev – Anthony Joshua