Odion Ighalo makes personal request to extend Manchester United loan

…Man Utd could lose Odion Ighalo when his loan deal expires at the end of this week but the striker is keen to stay at the club.   Odion Ighalo has made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Manchester United before returning to China. The striker’s loan deal at Old Trafford expires on Sunday and so far talks to extend … Continue reading Odion Ighalo makes personal request to extend Manchester United loan

NFF and Sports Minister commiserate with Osimhen over loss of father

The Super Eagles striker announced the passing of his parent at the weekend and has been sent messages of condolences The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare have sympathized with Victor Osimhen on the death of his father. Victor’s dad, Patrick Osimhen, died at the age of 80 on Sunday in Lagos after a brief illness according to reports. President … Continue reading NFF and Sports Minister commiserate with Osimhen over loss of father

Ighalo set for Manchester United exit as loan extension talks stall

The forward’s deal at Old Trafford only runs until May 30, and his parent club Shanghai Shenhua want him back to play in the Chinese Super League Odion Ighalo is set to leave Manchester United this week unless there is a last-minute breakthrough in negotiations with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua. The 30-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in January on a loan deal until the end of … Continue reading Ighalo set for Manchester United exit as loan extension talks stall

Eagles’ striker Osimhen loses dad

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has lost his father. The Lille striker made the disclosure on his twitter handle: @victorosimhen9 on Sunday. “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted. The 21-year-old ended the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season as top scorer in Christophe Galtier’s team, contributing 13 goals and four assists in 27 games as they finished fourth on the league table. Osimhen … Continue reading Eagles’ striker Osimhen loses dad

Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s contract extended until after Qatar 2022 World Cup

After months of intrigues, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has reportedly signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports. Rohr signed the new contract extension Thursday which will keep him as Eagles gaffer till after Qatar 2022 World Cup The German tactician informed Radio France reporter that he is motivated by the young but experienced players in the Super Eagles … Continue reading Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s contract extended until after Qatar 2022 World Cup

I’m dying, ex-Super Eagles star Eboigbe sends SOS to NFF, Dare

Former Super Eagles strongman, Sunday Eboigbe is dying. The no-nonsense player famously known for his central-defensive partnership with Bright Omokaro at the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) said he needs help to survive a 12-year battle with stroke. The New Nigeria Bank (NNB) regularly played for the national team of Nigeria from 1983 to 1990 appearing 58 times and helped himself to two AFCON … Continue reading I’m dying, ex-Super Eagles star Eboigbe sends SOS to NFF, Dare

Bundesliga: Dortmund defeats Shalke 4 – 0 in an empty stadium

Erling Haaland scored the first goal of the Bundesliga’s new era, as Borussia Dortmund outclassed Schalke in front of an empty stadium. It was a strange occasion, but provided relief for football fans around the world. Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Schalke, Signal Iduna Park (Haaland 29′, Guerreiro 45′, 63′, Hazard 48′) There are few games that can advertise the Bundesliga quite like the derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke. With the … Continue reading Bundesliga: Dortmund defeats Shalke 4 – 0 in an empty stadium

No pro sports in England until at least June 1

The UK government announced Monday that the suspension of professional sports in England will be extended through May. Sporting events – even those behind closed doors – are banned until at least June 1. The government unveiled its plans to ease lockdown measures in England in a proposal titled “Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy.” The second phase of the scheme includes … Continue reading No pro sports in England until at least June 1

NFF to pay Rashidi Yekini, Okwaraji’s mothers N30,000 monthly

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday, announced plans to pay N30,000 monthly each to mothers of two ex-internationals, Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji. Before NFF’s announcement, the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development had on Wednesday placed both matriarchs on a monthly stipend. NFF tweeted, “In furtherance to and in appreciation of the recent pronouncement of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, to put … Continue reading NFF to pay Rashidi Yekini, Okwaraji’s mothers N30,000 monthly

Bundesliga resumption without fans not ideal but necessary – DFL chief

Professional football is nearing a return in Germany but fans won’t be returning to the stands anytime soon Resuming the Bundesliga with games behind closed doors was the only way to save endangered clubs and preserve the format of the top two tiers, according to German Football League (DFL) chief executive Christian Seifert. The German government on Wednesday gave the green light for professional football in Germany, which … Continue reading Bundesliga resumption without fans not ideal but necessary – DFL chief