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Former Arsenal star Antonio Reyes dies in a car accident

Former Arsenal and Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car crash on Saturday morning. The death of the 35 years old Reyes was confirmed by his Sevilla’s hometown club,  “We couldn’t be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace.” Sevilla tweeted. The former Spain international who also played for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Benfica, was one of the terrific players in the Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’…

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Nigeria: Federal Government fulfils house pledge to former Super Eagles coach, Clemens Westerhorf

The Federal Government on Monday fulfilled a 25-year pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof. At an impressive ceremony inside the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Abuja, the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said the occasion was a further proof that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice.” Westerhof, a Dutchman, was head coach of the Super…

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Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

 May 22, 2019 0 Comment Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care. The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus…

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Man United to triple Rashford’s salary next season

In a bid to thwart any attempt by Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford, his club is willing to triple his £75,000-per-week salary next season. Rashford who is in a top form has been heavily rumoured to move to either  Barcelona or Real Madrid next season, especially, after his club, Man United failed to qualify for the 2020 UEFA Champions League. It does not help that Marcus Rashford halted talks with Manchester United over…

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Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Absentee Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has confirmed he is available to return to the team for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was not involved in the qualifying matches for Egypt 2019. “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in Egypt,” said a top team official of…

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2019 FIBA W’Cup: Nigeria to play Canada, Dominican Republic friendlies

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has confirmed multiple grade A friendlies for D’Tigers against Dominican Republic and Canada ahead of the World Cup, Extrasportsnigeria.com. D’Tigers two legged encounter against Dominican Republic will take place in Santo Domingo between July 19th and 25th before playing Canada in Quebec and Ontario between August 5th and 11th. According to arrangements put in place for the team, D’Tigers will open camp in the United States of America before moving to Canada. Lagos, Nigeria will…

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Ex-Eagles Captain Christian Chukwu seriously sick, needs $50,000 help

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu, has been confirmed to very sick. The former national coach is in need of support to enable him get medical treatment outside Nigeria. It was learnt that he needs an estimated $50,000 assistance to take care of the medical bills. He is expected to make a trip to the United States where he will undergo surgery. Chukwu was the captain of the Green Eagles that won the Africa Cup of Nations…

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Aiteo/NFF Awards: Musa named Nigeria’s Player of The Year

Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa was named Nigeria’s Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards. The event was held Monday night at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Nigerian 2018 World Cup hero was voted ahead of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua for the topmost award of the night. Musa made it a double feat by also winning the Best Goal of the…

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1994 Super Eagles grateful, says Oliseh

 Nigeria’s ex-international and former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Legend’s Award given to the Super Eagles 1994 squad. Oliseh said that words could not explain how happy he was for the recognition and urged other sports federations to emulate the NFF by honouring the nation’s sports heroes. He told the filled hall at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos venue: “Indeed it is a great one for me…

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Gonzalo Higuain retires from international football

Argentina’s striker, Gonzalo Higuain has announced on Thursday that he would retire from international football with his South American country. The 31-year-old Chelsea player, who is on a loan from Juventus made 75 appearances and scored 31 goals for Argentina. His last engagement for the Albiceleste was in the FIFA World Cup in Russia, where they narrowly won 2-1 against Nigeria. Although Higuain insisted his decision to quit international football was borne out of family grounds, it is hardly…

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Solskjaer confirmed as Man Utd permanent manager, earns less than Mourinho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was appointed by Manchester United as a caretaker to replace Jose Mourinho has been offered a permanent contract by the club. However, the Norwegian will earn half of Jose Mourinho’s £15million-a-year salary. Mr. Solskjaer just signed a three-year contract yesterday worth £7.5million-a-year. The permanent contract came, following his impressive performance, which saw him win 14 of his 19 matches since he took over from the Portuguese. Under his watch, Solskjaer successfully led the club to…

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Champions League: Quarter-finals draw

The draw of the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been revealed with Spanish giant FC Barcelona, drawn against Manchester United, while two English clubs Tottenham and Manchester City will play against each other. With the draw, Premier League leaders Manchester City will play their rival Spurs three times in 11 days. Ajax of  Amsterdam, Netherland will battle against Juventus of Turin with all eyes on Juventus’ super talent Christiano Ronaldo. Porto FC of Portugal will face last year’s…

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