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February 23, 2018 6:21 AM Europa League: All 16 teams that qualified after Round of 32 matches, details of quarter-final draws

The Europa League round of 32 first and second legs were completed on Thursday night, leaving 16 clubs in the running to win the competition. The teams left are: AC Milan, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Marseille, CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Kyiv, Lazio, Lokomotiv Moscow, RB Leipzig, Plzen, Red Bull Salzburg, Sporting Lisbon, Lyon and Zenit 16

February 22, 2018 2:01 AM Nigeria ready to host FIFA events – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured world football –governing body, FIFA that the country is ready, able and willing to host any major football program, on or off the field. The NFF supremo made this known on Tuesday, at the press conference that followed immediately on the heels of the FIFA Executive Football 20

February 19, 2018 3:22 PM Ebuehi: I Rejected Benfica Move Because Of World Cup

Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi says he shunned a move to Portuguese giants Benfica in January to improve his opportunity of representing the country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Ebuehi whose current contract with Dutch club ADO Den Haag expires this summer was close to signing for Benfica during the winter transfer window after successful 32

February 18, 2018 10:33 AM Kosovo Celebrates Tenth Year Independence

The people of Kosovo are celebrating a decade of the country’s independence as security forces march through the streets of the capital city, The celebration is a moment of pride for its ethnic Albanian majority although sovereignty remains fiercely contested by Serbia. The parade is part of a weekend of festivities and comes a day after Pristina-born 26

February 18, 2018 8:14 AM 2018 World Cup: Oliseh names two Super Eagles players to watch out for in Russia

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh has named Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi as Nigerian players to watch out for at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. The 2018 FIFA World Cup comes up in June in different cities across Russia with Nigeria drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group 18

February 16, 2018 2:50 PM Local Firms Plan To Increase Oil Output

Data from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources has revealed that come 2020, oil production would have gone up to 250,000 barrels a day. This comes despite efforts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to control oil supply and raise prices. Shoreline Group, Nigeria’s third biggest oil producing firm plans to double output 16

February 16, 2018 11:07 AM Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian Central Bank says

Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million rubles (six million dollars) in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian Central Bank said on Friday. The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts at Russian banks, is the latest in a string of attempted and successful cyber heists 15

February 15, 2018 9:42 PM 2018 World Cup: Rohr keeps slot open for Enyeama, Akpeyi

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is keeping the goalkeeping slots for the World Cup squad open. Rohr will take three keepers to Russia, but the spots are up for grabs. In a chat with CompleteSportsNigeria on Thursday, the team’s media officer Toyin Ibitoye, disclosed that his principal was leaving his options open in the goalkeeping areas of the team. This means 16

February 11, 2018 5:39 PM 71-Passenger Russian Plane Crashes

A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city’s airports. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to the city of Orsk, some 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow 26

February 10, 2018 3:48 PM Israel strikes 12 Iranian targets in Syria over downed fighter jet

Hours after an Israeli F-16 fighter on a raid to destroy Iranian facilities was shot down, the world power has attacked some Iranian targets in Syria. Earlier on Saturday, Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brigadier General Ronen Manelis, said he believes Iran was directly responsible for the incident. “This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory 17