You Cannot Fault My Dedication To Super Eagles, Balogun Tells Critics

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, agrees that Nigeria’s football fans have the right to criticize the team if they performed badly, but he argues that his dedication to the team cannot be faulted. The Glasgow Rangers’ defender was the butt of fans’ anger when his error led to Eagles’ unexpected 0-1 loss to Central African Republic in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier last week. But the team bounced back three days later with a 2-0 win against the same team in Cameroun with Balogun scoring one of the goals.…

Read More

SHOCKING: Oleksandr Usyk Defeats Anthony Joshua, Becomes Heavyweight Champion

Finally, finally, Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion has ended in London on Saturday after he was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk. Oleksandr Usyk was also crowned as the new unified world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua with scores of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113. With that massive win, Usyk also became the third boxer after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight. However, there is a rematch clause, with Joshua – who has now won 24 and lost two of…

Read More

Arsenal Vs Tottenham: Arteta Says Premier League Is ‘Different Planet Now’

Mikel Arteta said the Premier League was a “different planet” now in terms of quality as he tried to explain the decline in fortunes for Arsenal and Tottenham ahead of Sunday’s north London derby. Meetings between the two rivals have historically had implications for the title race or European qualification but Spurs are currently seventh and Arsenal 13th. Spurs are playing Europe’s third-tier Europa Conference League just two years after reaching the Champions League final while Arsenal last season failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25…

Read More

Expecting Too Much From Arsenal?

By Ken Nwachukwu Arsenal was imperious in their match of yesterday. They thumped the Wimbledon FC  3-0 in the 3rd round of Carabao tournament, a sign of rejuvenation? It is quite a while the fans had the luxury of a tree-peat victory from Arsenal. I have up until now agonised as have most fans Arsenal about the free fall of the once almighty football Club. In the campaign of 2020, Arsenal placed 8 on the league table. Coming 8th means losing out in all international competitions: UEFA Champions league and…

Read More

Barcelona Struggles To Rescue A Point Against Granada

Barcelona Coach, Ronald Koeman “won’t answer any more questions about the future” after Ronald Araujo’s injury-time header rescued a point for his poor Barcelona side against Granada. It did little to paper over the cracks of another poor home display as the pressure continues to build on Koeman. Centre-back Araujo – playing as a makeshift striker – found the net right at the end of a half Barca dominated. Granada had led from the second minute through Domingos Duarte’s header. But having been humbled by Bayern in the Champions League…

Read More

Gabriel Magalhaes Sends Message To Arsenal Fans After Win At Burnley

Centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes was a colossus during Arsenal’s win over Burnley on Saturday. The 23-year-old showed experience beyond his years as he marshalled the Gunners’ backline, relishing the physical battle with Clarets’ strikers Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes. Mikel Arteta”s side opened the scoring in the 30th minute, with Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard netting a sublime free-kick in the first half, curling the ball around the wall, past a helpless Nick Pope. The north Londoners then held on through resolute defending, shutting Sean Dyche’s side out as the game finished…

Read More

World Cup: Super Eagles Leads Group ‘C’ After Beating Cape Verde

Yesterday Nigeria’s Super Eagles consolidated their leadership of Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with a 2-1 victory against Cape Verde. The victory in Mindelo lifted the Super Eagles to six points, three above second placed Liberia who defeated Central African Republic on Monday in Monrovia. Both Cape Verde and CAR are tied on one point apiece to stay third and fourth on the Group C log. Napoli’s forward, Victor Osimhen leveled the game for Nigeria in the 29th minute after the host had gained advantage as…

Read More

Arsenal Technical Director Edu Says That The Club Are Building For The Future

…Appeals To Fans For Patience Arsenal technical director Edu has insisted that the club are building a foundation for the future with their summer recruitment. Mikel Arteta’s side are bottom of the Premier League table after losing their first three games without scoring a goal but Edu is confident that matters will improve when Arsenal have their strongest starting lineup available. The Brazilian has received some criticism for his transfer dealings but believes that his work will eventually come to fruition, with the club having signed six players this summer,…

Read More

Allen Onyema’s Air Peace Signs 300million Four Year Sponsorship Deal With NFF

Air Peace airline has signed a partnership agreement with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the exclusive airline sponsor of the country’s national teams, the Super Eagles and Super Falcons of Nigeria. This deal is coming ahead of the world cup qualifiers where Nigeria is drawn against Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic (CAR). The sponsorship deal, which was signed at the Marriot International Hotel, Ikeja GRA, Lagos is for four years with the initial funding at N300,000,000 renewable after a year. President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)…

Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks International Scoring Record With 111 Goals For Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Ali Daei’s 15-year international scoring record after netting his 110th and then 111th goal for Portugal in a thrilling comeback win. The 36-year-old equalled Daei’s mark at the Euros this summer and bagged the record-breaking strike against The Republic of Ireland in Wednesday night’s World Cup qualifier. Buoyed by his return to Manchester United, the striker had an early chance to break the record from the penalty spot but was made to wait after his effort was saved by Gavin Bazunu. Portugal then fell behind to…

Read More