Category: Sports

Super Falcons dumped out of Women’s World Cup

Nigeria have been eliminated from the 2019 Women’s World Cup, following a 3-0 defeat to Germany on Saturday. The Super Falcons were the last team that qualified for the Round of 16 stage and were tasked with inflicting a first loss on the Europeans. But their early resistance was broken, after Alexandra Popp headed in the first goal unmarked in the 20th minute. Just seven minutes later, Sara Daebritz doubled the German’s advantage from the […]

Nigeria vs Burundi: Ighalo gives Super Eagles win in opening game

Nigeria beat Burundi in their opening game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. Gernot Rohr included a few surprises in his starting XI, with Daniel Akpeyi preferred to Francis Uzoho in goal. Paul Onuachu also started ahead of Odion Ighalo upfront. However, the Super Eagles failed to make their dominance count, until Rohr introduced Ighalo in the second half. The Shanghai Shehua striker ran onto a backheel from Ola Aina to net […]

Women World Cup: Nigerian Govt sends message to Super Falcons

  The Federal Government has charged the Super Eagles and Super Falcons to go all out to make Nigeria proud at the AFCON and FIFA Women World Cup respectively. Mr Olusade, Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports Development said this on Friday in Abuja when organisers of Miss Football Nigeria, an NGO paid him a courtesy visit. He commended the Falcons for qualifying for the knock-out stage of the 2019 FIFA World Cup […]

BREAKING: AFCON 2019: Super Eagles’ forward collapses in training

Nigerian forward, Samuel Kalu, has been confirmed “okay” and “stabilised”, after he collapsed during training on Friday. The incident happened a day before the Super Eagles open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against new comers, Burundi. Kalu reportedly fell while trying to take a corner-kick and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) media chief, Demola Olajire, confirmed the situation, but gave good news on the player’s condition. “I have […]

Nigeria vs Burundi: What will happen if Super Eagles lose AFCON 2019 opener – Rohr

X Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted the morale of his team will drop if they lose their Africa Cup of Nations opening fixture against Burundi on Saturday. Rohr, addressing the media on Friday, says a win against the debutants will boost confidence in his squad. The three-time African champions will take on the Central African nation for the first time in an international outing, in their Group B opener at […]