Tag: football

Joshua OnonoseMay 22, 2023

Vinicius Jr: The Latest Victim of Racism in Football

In the vast realm of football, where passion and talent intertwine, a dark cloud looms over the pitch—racism. This insidious ...

YNaijaSeptember 27, 2022

Ex-Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi announces retirement from football

Mikel Obi, the former captain of the Super Eagles, has ended his professional football career. On Tuesday, the former Chelsea ...

Ado AminuNovember 19, 2021

Climate campaigners take South Africa to court over coal policy | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Somalia faces ‘rapidly worsening’ drought: ...

Chinedu OkaforDecember 18, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Ronaldo to Man-U and Pogba to Juventus, seems like a good deal

It may seem like a totally ridiculous idea but there has been talk of Manchester United considering the prospect of ...

Ifeanyi OgboJuly 11, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Thank you, Justin Fashanu

1990 was an historical year for the UK. Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British PM after John Major was ...

Edwin OkoloMarch 9, 2020

Maybe something good will come out of the Nigerian Premier League tragedy last weekend

Last weekend, during a routine Nigerian Premier League match between the Nassarawa United team and Katsina United, a Nassarawa United ...

Chinedu OkaforOctober 29, 2018

Leicester City’s Vichai’s death is news we will not forget in a while

It was a sad weekend for soccer. Most notable being the death of Leicester’s football club owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s. He ...

Chinedu OkaforOctober 9, 2018

Drew Brees passes Manning’s all-time record as Saints beat Redskins

It was a historic night in the NFL as Drew Brees became the all-time passing yard leader. The 39-year-old quarterback of ...

Chinedu OkaforSeptember 20, 2018

Amaju Pinnick re-elected as NFF president

Reigning president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick on Thursday was re-elected as chairman for a second term ...

Ade ThompsonJuly 20, 2018

Why the football transfer market has gone nuts and what needs to be done

With the completion of Alisson Becker’s transfer to Liverpool for a world record fee for a goalkeeper for a stunning ...

Ade ThompsonJune 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 ...

Ade ThompsonJune 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 ...

Ade ThompsonJune 6, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Salah, Suarez and Cavani are the key men in Group A

Generally, there is less excitement about Group A of the upcoming World Cup in Russia as attention will be focused ...

Oludolapo AdelanaApril 20, 2018

#MerciArsène: Arsène Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will leave the club at the end of the season, ending a 22-year reign. In a statement ...

SponsorMarch 20, 2018

TomTom has joined the Super Eagles on their journey to Russia 2018

Support for the Super Eagles was further boosted by the announcement of TomTom as the official candy of the Super ...

Michael Adedipupo OgunMarch 5, 2018

Is it end of the road for Arsene Wenger?

In the space of five days, Arsenal suffered a 3 nil loss twice to Manchester City. The first defeat came ...

Michael Adedipupo OgunFebruary 23, 2018

[The Sports Blog] The Carabao Cup is up for grabs this Super Sunday

The first domestic trophy is up for grabs in England this Sunday as a wonderful final awaits us when Manchester ...

AzeezDecember 18, 2017

Thiery Henry crowned ‘Igwe of football’ in Lagos (PHOTOS)

Football legend, Thiery Henry was on Sunday crowned the ‘Igwe of football’ at an event in Victoria Island, Lagos. Henry arrived ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 1, 2017

#WorldCupDraw: These are the countries Nigeria is likely to face ahead of tonight’s draw

The draw for the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will hold on Friday, December 1 at the State Kremlin ...

AzeezNovember 3, 2017

Army organises football competition for Borno youth in Sambisa

The Nigerian Army has organised a 16-team football competition in Sambisa Forest for youth of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno ...

AzeezOctober 20, 2017

Super Falcons’ Francis Ordega joins Atlectico Madrid Women

Super Falcons player, Francisca Ordega on Friday joined Atletico Madrid Women on loan. Ordega was a former player of the ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 2, 2017

How the Igbos used football to rule Africa after the civil war – Segun Odegbami

Patrick Olusegun Odegbami, known simply as Segun Odegbami, a retired Nigerian footballer on Monday, October 2nd, 2017, said sports has ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2017

Opinion: How to make Nigerian football attractive in a digital age

by Temitope Adigun Several years ago, most Nigerians were strangers to the advancing age of digitalization, especially that of the ...

EzinneSeptember 21, 2017

The Thread: 3 reasons why you should be squeamish about TSTV

Yesterday, TwitterNG was buzzing with the coming of a new Messiah, TSTV who would wipe Nigerians DSTV football viewing frustrations ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 13, 2017

Opinion: Frank De Boer gets the kick — deservedly so

by Adeshina Peter The EPL theory of expecting a sack announcement immediately after the manager or a club’s representative comes ...

EzinneSeptember 2, 2017

The Thread: “See as Super Eagles Arsenal Cameroon” | TwitterNG celebrates Super Eagles win

Following the match between Cameroon and Nigeria for the World Cup Qualifiers, which saw the Super Eagles defeat the Lions ...

SponsorAugust 10, 2017

Get a taste of football rush

Are you ready for FOOTBALL RUSH this August? Our Weekends are about to be LIT AGAIN…. And you can beat ...

RoqeebahAugust 6, 2017

Your complete guide to understanding Neymar’s record-breaking €222m move from Barcelona to PSG

It’s very likely that as a regular Joe, your relationship with football does not go beyond your knowledge that your ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 4, 2017

Opinion: Neymar’s world record transfer and the importance of release clauses

By Izuchukwu Okafor There’s a thin line between contractual obligation and forced labour and releases clauses in LA Liga which ...

EditorAugust 3, 2017

Understanding the intricacies of Neymar’s €222m world record transfer deal

by Wareez Odunayo The news of Brazilian forward’s, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly called Neymar world record transfer has ...

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