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Gallant Falcons claw back to hold European giants

A commanding second half display by Nigeria Women saw them hold Sweden to a 3-3 draw in their opening game at the Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg. Goals from Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Okobi and Francisca Ordega were all Edwin Okon’s ladies needed to fight back having gone down by two goals in the first half. The Falcons, who have never defeated the ... Read More »

Fiorentina sack head coach Montella

Fiorentina have announced they have parted company with head coach Vincenzo Montella. The former striker had caused frustration among the Viola hierarchy after delaying a decision over whether or not to commit to the club for the long term, with his contract soon to enter its final year. President Andrea Della Valle released a statement last week expressing his concern ... Read More »

Togo Kicks Emmanuel Adebayor After He Arrives Late To Camp

Emmanuel Adebayor has been removed from the Togo squad, after he reported late to camp. The West Africans begin their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign against Liberia on Sunday. New coach Tom Saintfiet has decided to leave out Adebayor, Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa and Bastia’s Floyd Ayite, who all arrived late. “I have no problem with the players ... Read More »

New comers Ivory Coast swallows 10 as Germany runs riot

Cote d’Ivoire were given a harsh welcome to the Women’s World Cup, with the debutants thrashed 10-0 by Germany. Silvia Neid’s Germany struck five times in the opening 35 minutes at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, Ontario. And the floodgates widened in the final half-hour as they racked up double digits in the Group B clash. Celia Sasic scored a ... Read More »

Africans survive group stage at FIFA U20 World Cup

It has been a good tournament so far for Africa at the Fifa U20 World Cup as all four teams from the continent reached the knock out stage Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Mali all reached the second round in New Zealand, as the Flying Eagles secured a 2-0 victory over Hungary on Sunday morning. Ghana finished top of their Group ... Read More »

Players who may have played their last game after Champions League Final

The end of an amazing season for both Champions League final contestants could lead to a summer of mass upheaval as players head for the exit Saturday’s Champions League final saw two of the strongest sides in the continent battle it out for the European crown. The 3-1 win for Barcelona brought an end to a fabulous campaign for the ... Read More »

New FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves to 43rd…..Belguim now No.2

The current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World ranking is out an Nigeria has made a slight improvement and the country now stands at 43rd best team in the world and sixth in Africa behind Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal and Cape Verde. Also the new ranking reveals two changes in the top ten, with Belgium overtaking Argentina to move into second ... Read More »

U-20: Flying Eagles crash to Brazil

Despite an epic battle, Nigeria’s Under-20 National team the Flying Eagles began the FIFA-U-20 World Cup with a 2-4 loss. It was a game that had everything: brilliant skills, beautiful goals, painful errors and pulsating entertainment. The tournament holding in New Zealand saw the sides sizing each other up in the opening minutes inside the Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth ... Read More »

The shine has definitely been taken out of the intended coronation this week of FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter and the beginning of his fifth term in office. This is as a result of a dawn raid by the Swiss police at the posh Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich-and seven top executives of the world football governing body were ... Read More »

Asisat Oshoala is youngest BBC Women Footballer of the year

Hard-tackling Super Falcons and Liverpool Ladies FC Midfielder, Asisat Oshoala has made history as the youngest recipient of the annual BBC Women’s Footballer of the year. Asisat who who was the youngest player to be shortlisted defeated Veronica Boquete (Spain & FFC Frankfurt); Nadine Kessler (Germany & VFL Wolfsburg); Kim Little(Scotland & Seattle Reign FC) and Marta (Brazil & FC Rosengard) to take home the prized ... Read More »