Liverpool beat resilient Tottenham 2-1, Klopp did not see winning goal, Pochettino disappointed 

Liverpool beat resilient Tottenham 2-1, Klopp did not see winning goal, Pochettino disappointed 

Roberto Firmino’s seventh goal in his past six league games at Anfield gave Liverpool a first-half lead.         Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, speaking to Sky Sports shortly after the match confessed that he did not know exactly how the winning goal was scored due to the intensity of the match. “I was relatively calm [after the winning goal] because it was a surprise. I saw the header and nothing else. I had no clue how the ball went in.   “In the first half, we had fantastic…

Read More

Rohr says Eagles have little chance of winning 2019 AFCON

Rohr says Eagles have little chance of winning 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has come out boldly to tell Nigerians not to tag the Nigeria’s senior national team favourites to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. The Franco-German football tactician defended that he doesn’t want people that are tipping the Eagles to win the 2019 AFCON to put undue pressure on the young team that does not not have big stars playing in big European clubs but are quality and talented bunch. “We have a little chance to win it like 8 or…

Read More

2019 AFCON: Rohr shuts door on fresh players

2019 AFCON: Rohr shuts door on fresh players

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has shut the door on fresh players nursing ambitions of making the final cut to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Egypt in June. The Coach disclosed to SportingLife.ng in Abuja that the days of searching for players to make the team for the AFCON was over since he had given enough time and room for more players to prove themselves and eventually make the AFCON team. He said he would only change his mind on the issue if he finds…

Read More

Man Utd  appoint Solskjaer as permanent Manager

Man Utd  appoint Solskjaer as permanent Manager

      Manchester United have announced that current caretaker manager and former striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has been appointed as the club’s full-time manager on a three-year contract. Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the club’s reserve team until the end of 2010. He was appointed caretaker manager on 19 December 2018 and won his first eight games in charge on the way to an overall record of 14 victories and two draws in 19 games, amassing more Premier…

Read More

Nigeria Archery on track to blossom says NAFED boss Abdullahi

Nigeria Archery on track to blossom says NAFED boss Abdullahi

The Nigeria Archery Federation  (NAFED) carried out a week long activity engaging different participants from various States, Public and Private Institutions and Sports Enthusiasts across the Country. The event which was initially planned to accommodate larger number of States and Agencies was postponed because of logistic reasons, a situation that compelled the Federation to put in place logistics to organize a staggard programme package for participants that were on ground and ready. The events were, Archery entry level training for Athletes, Coaches and Officials along with the 2019 General Congress…

Read More

Eagles beat resilient Egypt via Onuachu’s super goal 

Eagles beat resilient Egypt via Onuachu’s super goal 

                Denmark based Paul Onuachu was arguably the best Super Eagles player on parade on Tuesday as he scored one of the fastest goal in football to help Nigeria beat visiting hard fighting Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in an international friendly decided at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State. The Denmark-based striker scored in the opening five seconds of the first half, when he fired a thunderous shot past Egyptian goalkeeper, Abdelrehim Mahmoud from outside the 18 yard box. The early goal…

Read More

Nigeria reach final round of U23 AFCON qualifying race

Nigeria reach final round of U23 AFCON qualifying race

        Nigeria sailed into the final round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series on Monday, beating Libya 4-0 on the back of a Victor Osimhen hat –trick at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.   The North Africans won the first leg 2-0 in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia on Wednesday last week, and came fully prepared to defend their advantage. But Osimhen, alongside fellow U17 World Cup winners Kelechi Nwakali, Samuel Chukwueze and Orji Okonkwo bossed proceedings in a one –sided affair in the city…

Read More

NOC President Gumel commends Archery Federation on positive programs

NOC President Gumel commends Archery Federation on positive programs

          NOC President Gumel commend Archery Federation on positive programs The President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Gumel has commended the giant stride taken by the Nigeria Archery Federation (NAFED) to organise the just concluded one week long Entry level traing organised by the NAFED. Gumel visited the Venue to the admiration of participants He stated that for the sport to grow, it requires the support and commitment of Athletes and Officials to the accomplish the efforts of the NAFED. He indulged delegates to the…

Read More

Olympic Eagles will qualify for U-23 AFCON’s final round qualifier- Okechukwu

Olympic Eagles will qualify for U-23 AFCON’s final round qualifier- Okechukwu

  Captain of the Olympic Eagles Azubuike Okechukwu has vowed to lead his side to a comprehensive victory against Libya in today’s match holding at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State to qualify for the final round of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations. The Caycur Rizespor combative midfielder said that they had discovered their mistakes in the first match that they lost 2-0 and have worked hard in the training sessions in Asaba to correct them. “I think we have to play more compact against the Libyans in…

Read More

International friendly: Rohr confirms Musa’s absence, Moses to replace him as Ekong captains Eagles against Egypt 

International friendly: Rohr confirms Musa’s absence, Moses to replace him as Ekong captains Eagles against Egypt 

Super Eagles’ stand in Captain Ahmed Musa has been excused by Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr to return to his Saudi Arabia club Al- Nassr to help the team beat league leaders Al-Hilal in a top of the table cracker in the Saudi Arabia Professional League match fixed for this Friday. Musa who was relied on to lead the Eagles to victory in an international friendly against the visiting Pharaohs of Egypt in Asaba, Delta State had to leave Asaba Sunday evening in order to get to Saudi Arabia on time…

Read More