Category: The Sports Blog

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 28, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: All hope rests on Mané and Senegal for Africa

After Nigeria’s defeat to Argentina on Tuesday, Senegal are now the last standing hope for Africans at the World Cup ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 27, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Neymar comes to the party as Brazil top Group E

Brazil’s diva Neymar came to the party in the Selecao’s last group game against Serbia in Spartak. Brazil ran out ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 27, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Defending champions Germany crash out after 2-0 defeat to South Korea

World Champions Germany crash out of the World Cup in dramatic fashion after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea in ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 27, 2018

Aftermath of #WorldCup exit, deflecting blame and the way forward for Nigerian football

After Nigeria crashed out in a crushing and heartbreaking manner against familiar foe Argentina on Tuesday, many Nigerians have fallen ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 26, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Rojo breaks Nigerian hearts with 85th minute winner

Argentina ensured progression to the second round ahead of Nigeria after defeating the Super Eagles 2-1 in the Group D ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 26, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: France and Denmark hand first goalless game

France and Denmark battled to an underwhelming goalless draw in the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. France were slightly the better ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 26, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: Rohr must let the cannons loose to defeat Argentina

Nigerian football legend Segun Odegbami along with NFF President Amaju Pinnick addressed the Super Eagles ahead of their most important ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 25, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Drama in Group B as Spain and Portugal qualify

It was a dramatic end to the final games of Group B, and as Nordin Amrabat put it ‘VAR is ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 25, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Uruguay show class in 3-0 win over Russia | Saudi Arabia break Egyptian hearts with last minute winner

Uruguay ensured top spot in Group A with 9 points after a relatively convincing 3-0 victory over World Cup hosts ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 24, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Relief for Falcao as he rallies Colombia to victory | Senegal can only draw with Japan

Colombian captain Radamel Falcao powered his country to a convincing 3-0 victory over an extremely overwhelmed Polish side. Falcao grabbed ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 24, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: Can Mané’s Senegal secure Africa’s first spot in the Round of 16?

After Senegal’s impressive 2-1 victory over Poland in their opening game, they will be looking to replicate that performance to ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 23, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Toni Kroos’ last-gasp free-kick secures 2-1 victory for Germany

Midfield maestro Toni Kroos spared German blushes as his last-gasp winner ensured a 2-1 comeback win for Germany against Sweden. ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 22, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Shaqiri’s late winner seals dramatic comeback win for Switzerland

Xherdan Shaqiri’s 90th-minute strike ensured a dramatic 2-1 comeback win against Serbia. Serbia opened the scoring early in the first ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 22, 2018

#WorldCup 2018: Magnificent Musa scores twice as Nigeria beats Iceland 2-0

Two brilliant goals from Ahmed Musa ensured Nigeria defeated Iceland 2-0 to give the Super Eagles campaign much needed hope ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 22, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Preview: Are the Super Eagles set for yet another defeat against Iceland?

The Super Eagles will be looking to bounce back (we hope so) after their depressing opening-day defeat to Croatia when ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJune 21, 2018

#WorldCup 2018: Messi’s underwhelming Argentina falls to the sword against Croatia | France qualify at the expense of Peru

There was nothing Lionel Messi could do as Argentina were utterly outclassed and defeated 3-0 against a better Croatian team. ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 21, 2018

Ronaldo is the G.O.A.T… or is it Messi?

Twitter has sparked the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi debate again on who is the real G.O.A.T. Perhaps the greatest ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 20, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Goodbye Morocco as Ronaldo’s scores a header | Spain battle hard to defeat Iran

The Atlas Lions of Morocco has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup after a crushing 1-0 defeat to Portugal ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 20, 2018

#WorldCup 2018: Is Africa ready to win the World Cup anytime soon?

After the first round of games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and all the African teams have taken to ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 20, 2018

What is the next move for Wilshere?

English midfielder Jack Wilshere has confirmed he will be leaving Arsenal after almost 18 years at the club as a ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 19, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Mixed feelings as Senegal grabs Africa’s first win and Egypt lose to Russia

Senegal raised Africa’s flag high by defeating Robert Lewandowski’s Poland 2-1 in their Group H opener. Senegal looked the better ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 19, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa… Here are our top 5 players after the first round of games at the #WorldCup

The first round of games are over and we have had one heck of a show. So far a total ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 18, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Kane rescues England with late winner against Tunisia | Lukaku scores brace for Belgium

England’s Captain Harry Kane struck late to grab the opening win for England in their group G fixture against African ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 17, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Neymar fails to impress as Brazil falls short | Mexico stun defending champions, Germany

Neymar failed to impress as Brazil could only manage a draw against an organised Switzerland side in their opening Group ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 16, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Roundup: Croatia overpowers Nigeria after underwhelming display | Messi disappoints in draw with Iceland

The Nigerian Super Eagles fell 2 – 0 to the Vatreni’s of Croatia in their group D clash in Kaliningrad ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 16, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: It’s time for Nigeria to show that it can shine more than its jersey

“It is time to set childish things away and focus on the reason why they are wearing that jersey” my ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 15, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Ronaldo scores hat-trick against Spain in six-goal thriller | Egypt and Morocco fall to late defeats

The name on the lips of ALL football fans right now is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese captain rallied Portugal to ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 15, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Preview: Ronaldo set to crash a troubled Spanish camp

Today, the Iberian rivalry will be restored in the World Cup Group B clash between Portugal and Spain by 7:00pm. ...

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Umar HassanJune 15, 2018

Opinion: Belgium might win the world cup after all

One peculiar thing about the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia is the absence of a clear cut favourite. The ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 14, 2018

Golovin shines as host Russia run riot against Saudi Arabia in #WorldCup opener (WATCH)

Russia showed no mercy in their Group A opener of the World Cup by defeating their opponents, Saudi Arabia 5 ...

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