My Mission Is To Win 2019 AFCON, Says Rohr

My Mission Is To Win 2019 AFCON, Says Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is aiming to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun after extending his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for two more years. Three-time champions Nigeria missed out on the 2015 and 2017 edition of the AFCON, and trail leaders Libya and South Africa by three points in Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers. ‘’The verbal agreement was reinforced by an official handshake,’’ said Rohr…

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Eagles Line Up World Cup Friendly Match With Poland

Eagles Line Up World Cup Friendly Match With Poland

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr has revealed that Nigeria will be involved in a pre-World Cup friendly against Poland on March 23, 2018, reports soccernet.com.ng. The Super Eagles have been drawn against Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D of the 2018 World Cup, while their next opponents, the Polish team, are in Group H alongside Senegal, Colombia and Japan. Nigeria and Poland are looking for similar group rivals to face in friendlies ahead of…

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Lionel Messi On Target To Barcelona Beat 10-Man Villarreal

Lionel Messi On Target To Barcelona Beat 10-Man Villarreal

Barcelona reestablished their five-point lead at the top of of La Liga on Sunday with a 2-0 win at Villarreal, who had Dani Raba sent off in the second half. Villarreal were hanging on gamely at 0-0, having had the better of things for a significant part of the primary half, until Raba’s straight-red expulsion on a hour for a studs-up foul on Sergio Busquets changed the course of the match. Inside 12 minutes Luis…

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Chelsea Suffer Shocking Defeat to West Ham

Chelsea Suffer Shocking Defeat to West Ham

Chelsea on Saturday lost their premier league tie against West Ham in what turned out to be David Moyes’ first win for the Hammers.  Arnautovic hit the back of the net early in the first half after a quick 1-2 pass at the edge of the box. Chelsea fought hard to score but the Hammers put up a tough display to deny the Blues despite Morata missing two sitters. Chelsea remain 3rd on the table and could…

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Ronaldo Wins 2017 Ballon d’Or, Equals Messi’s Record Of 5 Wins

Ronaldo Wins 2017 Ballon d’Or, Equals Messi’s Record Of 5 Wins

Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday night pipped Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or. The number 7 picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or award to equal Messi’s record and bring the pair’s duopoly of the award to a staggering 10 years. Kaka was the last player other than Ronaldo or Messi to win the prestigious individual gong all the way back in 2007. The Ballon d’Or, considered by…

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Mourinho pledges only ‘the truth’ on injuries

Mourinho pledges only ‘the truth’ on injuries

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has aimed a subtle dig at Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger by declaring he would only tell “the truth” about the fitness of his players. United, who beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time since 2013-14, face Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday seeking to cut their eight-point lead in the Premier League. Mourinho suggested Guardiola was being less than truthful…

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Rohr already decided on World Cup squad, says Agali

Rohr already decided on World Cup squad, says Agali

Super Eagles’ new chief scout, Victor Agali says coach Gernot Rohr won’t be considering new players in his squad for the World Cup in Russia next year. Agali made this known in a television programme in Lagos monitored by Owngoalnigeria.com, while responding to a question on if new players would make the squad to the World Cup. He said there would be no need for new players in the team as the coach already has…

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Nigeria Will Be A Walk-over, They Have No Star Player Apart From Moses- Croatian Coach

Nigeria Will Be A Walk-over, They Have No Star Player Apart From Moses- Croatian Coach

Croatian coach, Boris Pučić, believes his side will thrash Nigeria in their 2018 World Cup fixture on June 16. Speaking on Tuesday, he wrote Nigeria off, saying the only star player in the squad is Victor Moses. ”Obi Mikel plays in China, Moses has been injured for some time and has just returned to Chelsea’s first team, while others are all in some side-tiers. ”Iheanacho and Musa are in reserve in Leicester, Iwobi for Arsenal…

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NFF wants friendly games with Serbia, Denmark

NFF wants friendly games with Serbia, Denmark

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is working to secure friendly matches for the Super Eagles against Denmark and Serbia, an official of the federation has revealed. According to the source, the details of the intending games will become clearer when NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, who is currently in London, returns to Nigeria. The match against Serbia will expose the Super Eagles to the type of game they will face when they meet Croatia at the…

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Mourinho not risking Zlatan ahead of City clash

Mourinho not risking Zlatan ahead of City clash

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will not risk Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow as he keeps one eye on the derby with Manchester City on Sunday. Ibrahimovic recently returned from a long-term knee injury but Mourinho confirmed that the experienced Swedish striker will miss the game against the Russian side at Old Trafford. United require only a point from the match to be sure of qualifying for the…

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