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2019 AFCON Qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria (Green) and Bafana Bafana of South Africa, in Uyo on Saturday (10/6/17).
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Why Bafana loss can be a luxury for Eagles

Nigeria suffered her first competitive loss to South Africa on Sunday.

Super Eagles in training

In Uyo, Eagles must ‘remarry’ Bafana Bafana

Saturdays in this part of the world are normally set aside for marriages and other “Owambes”.

Dominic Solanke [Photo: The Sun]

Anglo-Nigerians driving England to U-20 World Cup glory

The two goal scorers for England in the semi-final are of Nigerian descent.


The quality Super Eagles need against South Africa

The players know they have to continually fight to keep their place in the starting XI.

Real Madrid

Four matches to watch: Madrid chase history in UCL

Rivers United need Kampala points as MFM seek FCIU scalp


UCL Final: Where it will be won and lost

Juventus have a better defence while Real Madrid have a very potent strike force.

‎The French coach has signed the highly rated Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru [Photo: Ducor Sports]

Arsene Wenger intent on resurrecting ‘Henry’ for Arsenal’s future

‎The French coach has signed the highly rated Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Alex Iwobi of Arsenal takes on Victor Moses of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Moses, Iwobi gun to join Fashanu, Amokachi, Kanu in FA Cup club

Today’s finals will decide who joins the elite team that also has Celestine Babayaro, John Utaka and Mikel Obi.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford shoots to score his side’s first goal. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

Europa Final | Shootout between two 19-year-old strikers

Man. United and Ajax will clash for the top Europa price.


Festac Town: Lagos cultural town turns football nursery

Notorious for internet fraud and prostitution, Festac Town is also a pillar in Nigerian football.

The Real Madrid players celebrate in front of their fans. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Four matches to watch | Real can’t afford Malaga slip; MFM seek revenge

Juve meanwhile can win a second trophy.

Victor Moses and Antonio Conte

Moses reaches Chelsea promised land, but has challenges

This season, he went from fringe to main, next season’s target should be to become the best.

Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scrong one of his goals

Five things we saw from Champions League semi-final matches

Higuain has now scored 31 goals this season for Juventus.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid [Photo:]

UCL Semifinal | A Madrid derby too close to call

But this is a derby that could go either way because of their many trysts in the last 36 months.

Ifeanyi Ubah FC

Four matches to watch | London neighbours can’t afford to falter as Totti marks 25th Roma anniversary

Arsenal are chasing their normal seasonal title – fourth place in the league.

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Ugo Ehiogu: Celebrating late England International of Nigerian descent

Ugo Ehiogu played for Aston Villa between 1991 – 2001 where he earned over 200 appearances.

FC Barcelona [Photo:]

Four matches to watch: Barcelona must win Clasico, Spurs have London edge

Arsenal also face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.


Seven things we saw last week: Rangers crash, Ronaldo sets record

Elaine Thompson runs the 100m in a season-best time of 10.75s.


UEFA Champions League | Five things we saw at the quarterfinals

With the bombing and the injury to Borussia’s Marc Bartra, playing the match less than 24 hours afterwards was callous.


Four matches to watch | Rangers need miracle as Mourinho plans to get over Chelsea

There is also a battle between the two Milan giants.

Coach Imama Amakapabo

The ‘Ranierisation’ of Enugu Rangers’ Amakapabo

The coach does not feel angered by his sack; he feels his task was completed.

Finally, Garcia wins first Masters title [Photo:]

Seven things we saw last week | NPFL faced hooliganism threat as couple won Paris marathon

Garcia finally became a master.