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Amaju Pinnick wins NFF election

20 September 2018
Amaju Pinnick wins NFF election

Amaju Pinnick was on Thursday afternoon, reelected the president of Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick polled 34 votes to beat three other contestants to retain his seat. Alhaji Aminu Magari got...

NFF election: Pinnick battles 38-year jinx

20 September 2018
NFF election: Pinnick battles 38-year jinx

…seeks to retain top job Maigari, Ogunjobi aim to stop him The 38-year-old jinx of inability of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation to retain his seat in the...

Italy: 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid 'Dead'

18 September 2018
Italy: 2026 Winter Olympic Games bid 'Dead'

The Italian government said on Tuesday it will no longer back a bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics jointly in Milan, Turin and Cortina after the mayors of the...

53 more Ghanaian referees banned after bribery probe

17 September 2018
53 more Ghanaian referees banned after bribery probe

The Referees' Association of Ghana (RAG) has handed life-time bans to six more referees in the wake of an investigation into bribery. It also banned 47 match officials for 10...

Serena Williams breaks silence on umpire sexism row in US Open final

16 September 2018
Serena Williams breaks silence on umpire sexism row in US Open final

Serena Williams has opened up in her first interview since accusing a US Open umpire of sexism, insisting she did not conspire to cheat with her coach. Williams clashed with...

Ekundayo to establish boxing academies in Nigeria

16 September 2018
Ekundayo to establish boxing academies in Nigeria

European International Boxing Federation champion, Larry Ekundayo has vowed to continue putting Nigeria in good light in the boxing world by winning more laurels. The boxer, who defeating John Thain...

Cartoonist denies Serena Williams US Open depiction is racist and sexist

11 September 2018
Cartoonist denies Serena Williams US Open depiction is racist and sexist

An Australian cartoonist has been accused of depicting Serena Williams in a racist and sexist way after her defeat at the US Open. Mark Knight depicted the tennis star having...

NFF crisis: Buhari snubs Dalung

10 September 2018
NFF crisis: Buhari snubs Dalung

There are strong indications that efforts made by the minister of Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung to have President Muhammadu Buhari override the decision of the Vice...

Serena Williams fined total of K at US Open

09 September 2018
Serena Williams fined total of K at US Open

Serena Williams has been fined a total of ,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final. The tournament referee's office Sunday docked Williams ,000 for "verbal abuse" of...

Man Utd SUSPEND Paul Pogba contract talks

09 September 2018
Man Utd SUSPEND Paul Pogba contract talks

Pundit 'sick' of Pogba Paul Pogba's latest comments on his Manchester United future have left Craig Burley very annoyed. “I’m a bit sick of Paul Pogba’s positioning on this,” Burley...

‘Stars’ with Eaglets, duds with Eagles: How age cheating is 'killing’ Nigerian football

09 September 2018
‘Stars’ with Eaglets, duds with Eagles: How age cheating is 'killing’ Nigerian football

In recent times, the subject of age has once again become a big issue in our football following the large number of supposedly youngsters failing to make the Golden Eaglets...

Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

08 September 2018
Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Senegal is set to become the first African country to host an Olympic event. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday said its executive board picked Senegal in a four-nation...

Former world boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze jailed for his 'chief enforcer' role in major crime syndicate

08 September 2018
Former world boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze jailed for his 'chief enforcer' role in major crime syndicate

Even by the dubious standards of prize fight history, it is a spectacular fall from grace. Former world boxing champion Avtandil Khurtsidze has been sentenced to 10 years in jail...

Golden Eaglets hammer Côte d’Ivoire 5-1

07 September 2018
Golden Eaglets hammer Côte d’Ivoire 5-1

The Golden Eaglets revived their hopes of qualifying for the U17 AFCON in Tanzania next year after they outclassed Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 in a second group game in Niamey, Niger,...

Nigeria bans football coach Salisu Yusuf caught on video accepting bribe

05 September 2018
Nigeria bans football coach Salisu Yusuf caught on video accepting bribe

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has placed a one–year ban from all football-related activities on Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf. This follows the adoption of a report by the...

FIFA's the best awards: Lionel Messi excluded from podium as Barcelona superstar fails to make final three

03 September 2018
FIFA's the best awards: Lionel Messi excluded from podium as Barcelona superstar fails to make final three

Lionel Messi has been excluded from the podium of the top prize at FIFA's The Best awards after the final shortlists were leaked. The Best Men's Player will not be...

'Untouchable' Serena on path for another U.S. Open crown, says Venus

02 September 2018
'Untouchable' Serena on path for another U.S. Open crown, says Venus

Venus Williams said she believes her sister Serena could be on track to claim her seventh U.S. Open title if she maintains the form she showed in their third-round clash...

Serena crushes Venus in flat family U.S. Open showdown

01 September 2018
Serena crushes Venus in flat family U.S. Open showdown

Serena Williams crushed older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in a shockingly subdued third round clash at the U.S. Open on Friday to stay on track for a record equaling 24th...

Heavyweight boxing: Tyson, Lewis declare Joshua as best

31 August 2018
Heavyweight boxing: Tyson, Lewis declare Joshua as best

Boxing legend, Mike Tyson, has picked Nigerian-born British unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua as the best pugilist among a host of boxers currently in the category. Tyson’s line was...

Why Buhari should sack Sports Minister, Dalung – Edwin Clark

26 August 2018
Why Buhari should sack Sports Minister, Dalung – Edwin Clark

Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, for allegedly discrediting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for recognising Amaju Pinnick-led Board of...

Serena Williams: French Open bans 'superhero' catsuit from next year

25 August 2018
Serena Williams: French Open bans 'superhero' catsuit from next year

Serena Williams will be banned from wearing her black catsuit at the French Open in the future, with the tournament set to introduce a stricter dress code. The 23-time Grand...

NFF planning friendly against Saudi Arabia

25 August 2018
NFF planning friendly against Saudi Arabia

The Nigeria Football Federation is in talks with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) over a friendly between the two nations next month, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. If the two associations can...

Liberia President Weah honours his former coach Wenger

24 August 2018
Liberia President Weah honours his former coach Wenger

Liberia President George Weah handed his former Monaco coach Arsene Wenger one of the west African nation’s highest honors at a ceremony held in the capital on Friday. Wenger, who...

FIFA dumps threat to ban Nigeria

21 August 2018
FIFA dumps threat to ban Nigeria

World football governing body, FIFA, has suspended its plan to ban Nigeria. FiFA made its decision known in a statement issued and also posted on its website on Monday. The...

FG backs Pinnick as authentic NFF President, writes FIFA

20 August 2018
FG backs Pinnick as authentic NFF President, writes FIFA

As reported by THISDAY Monday, the Federal Government has announced its recognition of the Amaju Melvin Pinnick-led executive as the legitimate leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). In a...

Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua could be called to fulfil a WBO mandatory title defence

18 August 2018
Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua could be called to fulfil a WBO mandatory title defence

Anthony Joshua could be called to fulfil a WBO mandatory title defence following his Wembley fight with Alexander Povetkin. The WBA 'super', IBF and WBO heavyweight champion will defend his...

Lionel Messi's older brother Matias handed two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm

17 August 2018
Lionel Messi's older brother Matias handed two-and-a-half-year suspended prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm

Lionel Messi's brother has been sentenced for possessing an illegal firearm. The Barcelona star's sibling, Matias, received a two-and-a-half year prison sentence on Thursday but instead of going to jail,...

French soccer fans queue for shirt carrying second star

17 August 2018
French soccer fans queue for shirt carrying second star

Scores of French soccer fans queued on Friday to snap up the first of the national team's new shirts carrying a second star to mark Les Bleus' World Cup win...

Hard-fighting Falconets Bow to Spain

17 August 2018
Hard-fighting Falconets Bow to Spain

Nigeria’s Falconets ended their campaign at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France Thursday with a quarter final 2-1 defeat against Spain. Two first-half goals from Aitana Bonmati...

Victor Moses retires from international football to focus on Chelsea career

15 August 2018
Victor Moses retires from international football to focus on Chelsea career

Victor Moses has retired from international football in order to focus on his club career at Chelsea. The 27-year-old has called time on his Nigeria career after winning 37 caps...

Izu Ugonoh may join Povetkin's camp, to help him for Joshua

11 August 2018
Izu Ugonoh may join Povetkin's camp, to help him for Joshua

Heavyweight contender Izu Ugonoh (18-1, 15 KOs) is potentially going to join the training camp of Alexander Povetkin, to help the Russian boxer prepare for his mandatory fight with WBO,...

Ahmed Musa gets red carpet welcome at Al-Nassr

10 August 2018
Ahmed Musa gets red carpet welcome at Al-Nassr

Nigeria’s striker, Ahmed Musa, was treated to a red carpet welcome by his new club, Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. Musa and the club shared photos and videos of the kind...

FIFA ban former African Player of Year Bwalya

10 August 2018
FIFA ban former African Player of Year Bwalya

Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has been banned from the game for two years by world governing body FIFA after an investigation into his links to...

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will regret not fighting each other, says Lennox Lewis

09 August 2018
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will regret not fighting each other, says Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis believes Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will regret not fighting each other for the rest of their lives if they fail to agree terms for a massive unification...

Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

07 August 2018
Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been appointed as the new head coach of Tanzania senior national team.Amuneke who signed a two-year deal with the Tanzanian FA was until...

Demba Ba victim of alleged racial abuse in Chinese Super League game

05 August 2018
Demba Ba victim of alleged racial abuse in Chinese Super League game

Former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba has been the victim of alleged racial abuse during a Chinese Super League game, according to his Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui. The...

Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup

04 August 2018
Serena Williams withdraws from Rogers Cup

Serena Williams has announced her decision to withdraw from the Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons for dropping out. The 23-times Grand Slam singles champion lost 6-0 6-1 to...

Ahmed Musa leaves Leicester to join Al-Nassr on a four-year deal... as Saudi Arabian club announces the signing with bizarre welcome video

03 August 2018
Ahmed Musa leaves Leicester to join Al-Nassr on a four-year deal... as Saudi Arabian club announces the signing with bizarre welcome video

Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr. Musa, 25, was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6million in 2016, but failed to...

Man blows himself up in empty football field in Belgium

31 July 2018
Man blows himself up in empty football field in Belgium

A man reportedly blew himself up in an empty association football field in Belgium, according to the AFP news agency. The Verviers deputy mayor Hasan Aydin said July 31 that...

Anthony Joshua admits to looking past Alexander Povetkin at potential Deontay Wilder fight

31 July 2018
Anthony Joshua admits to looking past Alexander Povetkin at potential Deontay Wilder fight

Anthony Joshua admits he is looking past upcoming opponent Alexander Povetkin with eyes on a huge mega-fight against Deontay Wilder, stating he'd be "very annoyed" if a deal couldn't be...

Italian athlete injured in 'racist' drive-by attack

30 July 2018
Italian athlete injured in 'racist' drive-by attack

Black Italian athlete Daisy Osakue suffered eye injuries on Sunday night after she was hit by an egg in a drive-by attack she said was "racially" motivated. The incident comes...

Super Eagles player, Troost-Ekong, welcomes baby boy

25 July 2018
Super Eagles player, Troost-Ekong, welcomes baby boy

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong and his partner have welcomed their new born baby named Oscar. The 24-year-old defender confirmed the birth of his child on his official Instagram account...

Modric, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi make FIFA best shortlist

25 July 2018
Modric, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Messi make FIFA best shortlist

French World Cup winners Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane were included alongside perennial candidates Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on a 10-man shortlist for the FIFA best player...

Super Eagles coach, Yusuf, in bribe scandal

25 July 2018
Super Eagles coach, Yusuf, in bribe scandal

Super Eagles assistant coach, Salisu Yusuf. • Filmed by undercover journalist taking 105,000 cash• He should be handed over to police, says Mabo• NANF calls for his removal What appears...

Senegalese referee who officiated at the world cup speaks out on Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

24 July 2018
Senegalese referee who officiated at the world cup speaks out on Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

Senegalese referee Malang Diédhiou confides in Football Planet. The man who officiated the match for third place at the 2018 World Cup talks to us about his Russian experience and...

Lionel Messi on luxury yacht with his and Cesc Fabregas’ wife as World Cup stars including Eric Dier flock to Ibiza

24 July 2018
Lionel Messi on luxury yacht with his and Cesc Fabregas’ wife as World Cup stars including Eric Dier flock to Ibiza

Lionel Messi is putting his Argentinian World Cup disappointment behind him with a bit of paddle-boarding this summer. There was plenty of talk after the South Americans were sent packing...

I have 10 years left in boxing ―Anthony Joshua

19 July 2018
I have 10 years left in boxing ―Anthony Joshua

The WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion faces Povetkin, also a former Olympic gold medallist at Wembley Stadium, where there is expected to be a sell-out crowd of 90,000 on September 22....

Africans are the real World Cup winners - Venezuela President

18 July 2018
Africans are the real World Cup winners - Venezuela President

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but...

Zinedine Zidane to join Ronaldo at Juventus

18 July 2018
Zinedine Zidane to join Ronaldo at Juventus

Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo Zinedine Zidane has agreed to join Juventus as a director.The former Real Madrid manager will follow Cristiano Ronaldo to the Turin club.Spanish outlet Libertad Digital...

Sergio Ramos pops the question! Real Madrid captain gets engaged to Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio

17 July 2018
Sergio Ramos pops the question! Real Madrid captain gets engaged to Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio

 Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos is now engaged to long-term girlfriend, Pilar Rubio, having popped the question while the pair were on holiday. Ramos has been taking some downtime following...

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger regrets ‘staying at the same club for 22 years’ and claims he likes to move around

17 July 2018
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger regrets ‘staying at the same club for 22 years’ and claims he likes to move around

Arsene Wenger has admitted he regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years. The ousted Gunners boss will have puzzled fans as he claimed he is "someone who likes to move...

Africa won, says Nicolas Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup

17 July 2018
Africa won, says Nicolas Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup

The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 FIFA World Cup title, noting...

Nigeria: Why Dozens of Nigerians in Russia for World Cup Now Sleeping On Streets

16 July 2018
Nigeria: Why Dozens of Nigerians in Russia for World Cup Now Sleeping On Streets

Hundreds of Nigerians who traveled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup are stranded and are now sleeping on the streets. The fans entered Russia using Fan id's, which Russian...

I feared Serena might die, says husband

16 July 2018
I feared Serena might die, says husband

The husband of Serena Williams admitted on Sunday that he feared the tennis superstar would die after giving birth to their daughter last year. Alexis Ohanian, the internet entrepreneur and...

Riots break out in Paris after French World Cup win

15 July 2018
Riots break out in Paris after French World Cup win

An incredible World Cup final win for France has turned into chaos with riots and looting in Paris. Thirty people caused damaged and stole goods from a shop in the...

Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

15 July 2018
Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that foreign visitors holding "fan ID" cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018, news agencies reported."Foreign...

France win World Cup

15 July 2018
France win World Cup

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

15 July 2018
Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russiafor the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women....

[OPINION]: The 2018 World Cup final! - Segun Odegbami

14 July 2018
[OPINION]: The 2018 World Cup final! - Segun Odegbami

We are at the finish line. The last two teams left standing, I believe, are the teams that deserve to be there after four weeks of some of the best...

Nigeria risks FIFA ban

13 July 2018
Nigeria risks FIFA ban

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stated that Nigeria risks being banned if the Nigeria Football Federation's leadership, as recognized by the world football governing body, continues to be compromised. Infantino...

FIFA warns broadcasters about singling out 'hot women' at World Cup

13 July 2018
FIFA warns broadcasters about singling out 'hot women' at World Cup

FIFA is cracking down on broadcasters targeting "hot women" at World Cup matches in a push to tackle sexism in football. It is common practice for broadcasters to pick attractive...

World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates England chants during Croatia defeat

12 July 2018
World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates England chants during Croatia defeat

Chants of a "possible discriminatory" nature by England fans during their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, are being investigated by Fifa. It relates to the chanting of "no surrender"...

Fiat workers threaten strike as owner pays £88m for Ronaldo’s Juventus move

12 July 2018
Fiat workers threaten strike as owner pays £88m for Ronaldo’s Juventus move

Fiat workers are getting ready to go on strike over the firm’s owner’s decision to pay £88m to buy Cristiano Ronaldo. Italy’s Agnelli family owns almost 30 per cent of ...

Mandzukic leads Croatia's golden boys to World Cup history

12 July 2018
Mandzukic leads Croatia's golden boys to World Cup history

As seismic sporting shocks go, Wednesday saw one of the biggest in years. Roger Federer, tennis' 20-time major-winning great, squandered a two-set lead and a match point to lose to...

Cristiano Ronaldo confirms Juventus transfer as Real Madrid accept £105m fee

10 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo confirms Juventus transfer as Real Madrid accept £105m fee

Talks between the two clubs and Ronaldo’s camp emerged early last week and have accelerated in recent days. In an open letter to fans, Ronaldo thanked Real for his nine...

Joshua awaits Wilder fight

10 July 2018
Joshua awaits Wilder fight

Anthony Joshua is still waiting to see whether Deontay Wilder will agree to fight him and the British boxer poked fun at the situation with a humorous tweet. Joshua posted...

Iwobi retains jersey 17 for Arsenal new season

10 July 2018
Iwobi retains jersey 17 for Arsenal new season

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is to retain his number 17 jersey for the Gunners when the 2018-2019 Premier league season kicks off. Arsenal youth expert Jeorge Bird who gave...

Belgium, France go to war for final ticket

10 July 2018
Belgium, France go to war for final ticket

France’s forward Olivier Giroud (middle) at training session with teammates at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, in Saint Petersburg, on the eve of their semi-final match against Belgium…yesterday. PHOTO: AFP Anothe...

FIFA President Applauds Putin For World Cup

08 July 2018
FIFA President Applauds Putin For World Cup

At a meeting with former world football stars including former England defender Rio Ferdinand and ex-Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Putin. FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on...

World Cup 2018: England fans delighted at reaching semi-finals

07 July 2018
World Cup 2018: England fans delighted at reaching semi-finals

The country is celebrating after England beat Sweden 2-0 to win a place in the World Cup semi-finals. Pubs were packed, barbecues were burning and towns were tense as millions...

CAF Appoints Amaju Pinnick 1st Vice President

06 July 2018
CAF Appoints Amaju Pinnick 1st Vice President

The President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has been appointment Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) 1st Vice-President. The appointment, according to a memo dated 5th July 2018...

Paralyzed soccer fan donates wheelchair to Russian man during FIFA World Cup in Moscow

05 July 2018
Paralyzed soccer fan donates wheelchair to Russian man during FIFA World Cup in Moscow

A Mexican-American soccer fan donated a wheelchair to a Russian man in desperate need of a new one during the opening round of the FIFA World Cup in Russia last...

Cristiano Ronaldo to make shock move to Juventus

04 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo to make shock move to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus are increasingly confident of pulling off a stunning swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo is ready to accept the Italian champions’ eye-watering £26.5million-a-year contract, taking him up to the...

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

03 July 2018
England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years, beating Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday. Eric...

Nigerian captain told of father's kidnapping hours before World Cup match

03 July 2018
Nigerian captain told of father's kidnapping hours before World Cup match

John Obi Mikel, captain of the Nigerian football team, revealed Tuesday that he led the team in its World Cup match against Argentina after receiving news his father had been...

"Bruised and battered": Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

03 July 2018
"Bruised and battered": Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

Basketball Australia says world governing body FIBA will enter "new territory" when it investigates a bench-clearing brawl during Australia's World Cup qualifying match against the Philippines Monday. It would not...

Isco: World Cup exit the saddest day of my career

02 July 2018
Isco: World Cup exit the saddest day of my career

Despite the best efforts of Real Madrid playmaker Isco, Spain couldn't find a way past Russia in Moscow on Sunday and he has described it as the saddest day of...

World Cup 2018: Neymar’s girlfriend Bruna Marquezine strips to knickers in saucy Instagram

30 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Neymar’s girlfriend Bruna Marquezine strips to knickers in saucy Instagram

The actress, who first met World Cup 2018 player Neymar in 2012, caused a stir amongst her 28.9 million Instagram followers when she stripped down to her underwear for a...

Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua won't fight, I will

30 June 2018
Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua won't fight, I will

Tyson Fury has told Deontay Wilder to send him a contract, and he will step in to fill the void should Anthony Joshua decide to fight Alexander Povetkin. Eddie Hearn...

Back to work - Iceland coach referees youth tournament days after World Cup exit

29 June 2018
Back to work - Iceland coach referees youth tournament days after World Cup exit

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has put the disappointment of missing the World Cup knockout stage behind him by moving on to his next big tournament – a youth competition in...

Russia 2018: Lessons from Super Eagles’ ouster - Sun Editorial

29 June 2018
Russia 2018: Lessons from Super Eagles’ ouster - Sun Editorial

For a football-loving country like Nigeria, exiting the on-going FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia at the group stage, has left fans with mixed emotions, most of them negative. The...

Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in Russia

29 June 2018
Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in Russia

Nigerian supporters react in Lagos on June 26, 2018, as they watch the Russia 2018 World Cup football match between Nigeria and Argentina. • Pinnick in desperate move to secure...

World Cup host city Samara shopping malls evacuated after bomb threat

28 June 2018
World Cup host city Samara shopping malls evacuated after bomb threat

Three shopping malls and a hospital in the Russian World Cup host city Samara have been evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in - just minutes after a match....

Belgian PM gives Theresa May his team's shirt ahead of World Cup clash

28 June 2018
Belgian PM gives Theresa May his team's shirt ahead of World Cup clash

Charles Michel surprised Theresa May with a red Belgium football shirt ahead of their countries' World Cup clash on Thursday evening. The pair are in Brussels for an EU summit....

Eagles Depart St Petersburg after Exit from World Cup

28 June 2018
Eagles Depart St Petersburg after Exit from World Cup

After exiting the ongoing FIFA World Cup here in Russia on Tuesday night with the 2-1 loss to Argentina, some members of the Super Eagles are expected to touch down...

Give home-based players a chance – Chukwu reacts to Super Eagles’ loss

27 June 2018
Give home-based players a chance – Chukwu reacts to Super Eagles’ loss

A former Coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on Wednesday said that it was time the nation’s football authorities allowed home-based players into the national team to make it...

Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

27 June 2018
Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

Defending world champions Germany have crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea's Kim Young-gwon scored in...

Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba

27 June 2018
Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba

Phoenix Rising and former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has said bad officiating led to Nigeria’s ouster against Argentina at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. The...

Nigerians in Russia weep openly as Eagles crash out

27 June 2018
Nigerians in Russia weep openly as Eagles crash out

Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr consoles Nigeria’s defender Brian Idowu after defeat during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg...

Maradona 'falls ill' after Argentina win

27 June 2018
Maradona 'falls ill' after Argentina win

Diego Maradona was reportedly treated by medical staff after Argentina's dramatic victory over Nigeria at the World Cup. The former Argentina star had been watching from the stands at the...

Messi's Argentina in World Cup last-chance saloon

26 June 2018
Messi's Argentina in World Cup last-chance saloon

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny, needing a win to have any chance of progressing after France topped their group despite a stalemate against Denmark. The...

World Cup reporter Julia Guimaraes' fury at on-camera kiss attempt

26 June 2018
World Cup reporter Julia Guimaraes' fury at on-camera kiss attempt

A Brazilian sports reporter fought back after a man tried to kiss her while she was doing a live report from the World Cup in Russia. Julia Guimaraes was in...

Anthony Joshua gets 24-hour ultimatum to fight or risk losing title

26 June 2018
Anthony Joshua gets 24-hour ultimatum to fight or risk losing title

Anthony Joshua has been given a 24-hour deadline to sign to fight Russian Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of some of his world heavyweight titles. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn,...

‘Wild’ Argentina fans cautioned ahead Eagles showpiece

25 June 2018
‘Wild’ Argentina fans cautioned ahead Eagles showpiece

The football governing body passed down the caution to the Argentines two days to their crucial match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Fifa said the caution became necessary owing...

Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles’ showdown

25 June 2018
Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles’ showdown

Argentina’s best player and arguably world best, Lionel Messi yesterday clocked 31 but the Barcelona hero chose to train with his national team squad on his birthday as they prepare...

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans to let him sleep

25 June 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans to let him sleep

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been filmed pleading with Iran supporters to let him sleep on the eve of the World Cup clash between the two nations. Ronaldo, who heads...

Honda’s goal put Japan at 2-2 draw with Senegal

25 June 2018
Honda’s goal put Japan at 2-2 draw with Senegal

Senegal and Japan missed the chance to take a giant stride towards the World Cup knockout stages after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Ekaterinburg Arena. After winning...

England beat Panama 6-1: Team through to knockout stage of World Cup

25 June 2018
England beat Panama 6-1: Team through to knockout stage of World Cup

England are through to the knockout stage of the World Cup after a record-breaking result against Panama. The team won 6-1 - with the most goals they have ever scored...

This may be my last World Cup —Pogba

24 June 2018
This may be my last World Cup —Pogba

Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, the Manchester United midfielder is desperate to win the trophy this summer. Paul Pogba wants to help France win...

At home in Russia, Musa targets Messi’s scalp

23 June 2018
At home in Russia, Musa targets Messi’s scalp

The name on the lip of Nigerians and other Africans here at the World Cup in Russia is Ahmed Musa. The reason is not far fetched. The Leicester City player...

World Cup 2018: Football ban over 'anti-Semitic' video

23 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Football ban over 'anti-Semitic' video

A man has received a five-year football banning order after a video appearing to show fans singing anti-Semitic songs at the World Cup circulated online. Michael Herbert, 57, from Derby,...

Okocha praises Rohr for accepting Criticism

23 June 2018
Okocha praises Rohr for accepting Criticism

Former Super Eagles international, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has heaped praises on Coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticisms and changing his tactics, leading to Nigeria’s victory over Iceland in the...

It will be fire-fire against Argentina’-Musas

23 June 2018
It will be fire-fire against Argentina’-Musas

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles two goals hero in Nigeria’s defeat of Iceland at Volgograd, on Friday said the game against Argentina will be a tough one for the opponents. Musa...

Facts as Musa, Uzoho make World Cup records

22 June 2018
Facts as Musa, Uzoho make World Cup records

Ahmed Musa has now become Nigeria’s all-time top scorer in World Cup games with four goals. And Francis Uzoho, 19-years old, has also emerged the youngest keeper to keep a...

Musa’s brace revives Super Eagles’ World Cup dream

22 June 2018
Musa’s brace revives Super Eagles’ World Cup dream

Two goals from CSKA forward Ahmed Musa against Iceland on Friday evening was the revival tonic the Super Eagles have to keep their journey at the World Cup alive after...

At World Cup, Nigeria's stylish soccer jersey wins fans -- and fakes

22 June 2018
At World Cup, Nigeria's stylish soccer jersey wins fans -- and fakes

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then Nike should be pleased. Surging demand for the fashion hit of the World Cup -- Nigeria's soccer jersey -- is spawning...

FIFA changes its protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s refusal to accept it

22 June 2018
FIFA changes its protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s refusal to accept it

International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) decided to change the protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s Mohamed Al-Shenawy’s refusal to accept it for being sponsored by...

Iceland game, a must win for Eagles – Amuneke

22 June 2018
Iceland game, a must win for Eagles – Amuneke

Ex-international, Emmanuel Amuneke, has charged the Super Eagles to go for broke against Iceland when both sides take to the pitch on Friday at the 45,000- capacity Volgograd Arena. Nigeria...

Labour's Thornberry calls for bank holiday if England reach World Cup final

22 June 2018
Labour's Thornberry calls for bank holiday if England reach World Cup final

Labour's Emily Thornberry, who mocked the England flag just after the last World Cup, floats the idea in a speech to journalists. Emily Thornberry, who controversially mocked the England flag...

World Cup 2018: Women finally allowed in Iranian football stadium

21 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Women finally allowed in Iranian football stadium

To the sound of horns, chanting and laughing, women were finally allowed inside football stadiums in Iran on Wednesday, fulfilling lifelong dreams of watching a game. The last time women...

World Cup: Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their match against Nigeria

21 June 2018
World Cup: Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their match against Nigeria

Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it’s with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. When...

Super Eagles land in Volgograd ahead of battle with Iceland

21 June 2018
Super Eagles land in Volgograd ahead of battle with Iceland

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in the southern Russia town of Volgograd ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Iceland.The Brazil 2014 Round of 16 berthers flew...

Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

21 June 2018
Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman...

Ex-Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen’s sons sign for fierce rivals Real Madrid

21 June 2018
Ex-Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen’s sons sign for fierce rivals Real Madrid

Rising stars Andri Lucas, 16, and Daniel Tristan, 12, will represent the Under-19 and Under-14 squads respectively. Forward Andri Lucas joins from Espanyol while highly-rated Daniel Tristan is leaving Barca's...

Senate President Saraki to cheer Super Eagles in Russia tomorrow

21 June 2018
Senate President Saraki to cheer Super Eagles in Russia tomorrow

Senate President Bukola Saraki visits Super Eagles at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, ahead of the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki will be at...

FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

21 June 2018
FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans. FIFA...

World Cup: We’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach

21 June 2018
World Cup: We’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has said his team will not change their tactics regardless of the opposition they face at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Europeans play Nigeria...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer in internationals

20 June 2018
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer in internationals

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Ferenc Puskas' record for the most international goals by a European player with his winning goal for Portugal against Morocco in their 2018 World Cup group match...

Alan Sugar deletes 'racist' tweet saying Senegal football team sell bags on beach in Marbella after furious backlash

20 June 2018
Alan Sugar deletes 'racist' tweet saying Senegal football team sell bags on beach in Marbella after furious backlash

Alan Sugar has deleted a tweet about the Senegal national football team which he claimed had been misinterpreted. Lord Sugar tweeted a picture of the team edited to include handbags...


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