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April 11, 2018 4:45 PM Why ECOWAS must reject Morocco – Falana

Ace lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, has called the member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reject request by Morocco to join the body. Falana said this today in a paper entitled “Deploying the ECOWAS legal architecture for addressing impunity in West African sub region”, he presented at the multi-stakeholders 31

March 30, 2018 5:46 AM Russia 2018: FIFA picks African officials, snubs Nigerian referees, assistants

Nigerian football referees have no place as FIFA chose six African match officials for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The world football governing body also selected additional 10 assistant referees from Africa. The referees are Abid Medhi (Algeria ), Diedhiou Malang (Senegal), Gassama Bakary (Guinea), Grisha Ghead (Egypt ), Sikawe Janny (Zambia) and Tessema 22

March 13, 2018 12:32 PM Why I Omitted Alampasu, Ajiboye From The Friendlies-Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr claims that it was a ‘logical’ decision to have left Dele Ajiboye out of his current Super Eagles squad despite his heroics during the African Nations Championship. Goalkeeping remains a top challenge for the national side following the retirement of Vincent Enyeama and Carl Ikeme’s leukaemia diagnosis. However, despite showcasing 25

March 10, 2018 7:39 AM Nigeria vs Poland, Serbia: Eguavoen flays Rohr for ignoring NPFL players

Former Super Eagles head coach, Austin Eguavoen, has criticized current handleer, Gernot Rohr, for naming only two players from the Nigeria Professional Football League in his latest squad for friendly matches against Poland and Serbia. Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Gabriel Okechukwu were included in the 28-man list , with Stephen Eze, who joined Bulgaria’s Lokomotiv 29

March 8, 2018 2:43 AM Buhari receives FIFA World Cup trophy, pledges support for Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday evening, at the new Banquet Hall,at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the FIFA World Cup Trophy . He was handed the trophy by Christian Karembeu, a retired French International footballer, a representative of FIFA. The President and members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), took a break from the meeting 28

March 2, 2018 8:10 AM D’Tigers Ranked Africa’s Best

Nigeria’s male basketball team remained Africa’s highest ranked team on the FIBA ranking released on March 1, 2018. The team which won all their three 2019 World Cup qualifying games in Mali last week, also retained their number 32 ranking in the world. Senegal that won two of their games moved a spot up to 35th in the world and upstaged Angola as the second 31

February 28, 2018 7:05 AM Iran coach calls for Messi to be banned from 2018 World Cup

Coach of Iran national team, Carlos Queiroz, has called on FIFA to ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, from playing at the 2018 World Cup until it is confirmed he is human. Queiroz is preparing to lead Iran to their second World Cup finals this year in Russia. They will face Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B, while Nigeria will face Messi’s Argentina 28

February 20, 2018 5:53 PM CAF set to introduce VAR

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to debut the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time this weekend. VAR will be introduced in Casablanca on Saturday during the CAF Super Cup match. In a statement on Tuesday, CAF said this was a huge step for African football. “I’m proud that Africa has taken the initiative to embrace the latest 29

February 11, 2018 2:40 AM CAF Cups: Babagana Kalli involved as Plateau, MFM, Akwa begin race

A member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of the NFF Match Commissioners’ Appointment Committee, Alhaji Babagana Kalli will be match commissioner for this weekend’s CAF Confederations Cup match between former African champions Asante Kotoko and Club Athletique Renaissance Aiglons of Congo, taking place in Kumasi. The first round, first leg encounter 19

February 5, 2018 7:24 PM CHAN 2018: Super Eagles to arrive Nigeria on Tuesday

The home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria will arrive in Lagos in the early hours of Tuesday from Morocco. The team will depart Casablanca airport 12 midnight on Monday aboard Air Maroc. Salisu Ysuuf’s men were defeated by the hosts 4-0 in the final of the just concluded African Nations Championship (CHAN) final. Nigeria reached their first CHAN final on Sunday 24