Tag: soccer

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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 ...

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EzinneAugust 3, 2017

The Thread: “World’s gone mad” | Football fans clash over Neymar

Since Neymar’s world record deal broke yesterday Wednesday, the football world has been turned on its head. BREAKING NEWS: Neymar ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 9, 2017

Opinion: Luis Enrique – Barca success at a sad cost

by Umar Hassan Luis Enrique won a treble in his first season as Fc Barcelona Coach and in the process, ...

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ToluDecember 15, 2016

It’s here! CAF Africa Beach Soccer hits Lagos

When you hear the words beach soccer, what comes to your mind? Sun? Bikinis? Fun? Action? The Africa Beach Soccer ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 21, 2016

Is NFF the most ridiculous organisation on earth? These 10 tweets think so

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) reared its ugly head on Nigerian Twitter and has caught a lot of flak from ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 13, 2016

Ikenna Anabi talks about his experience at the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola International Camp in Paris

Ikenna Anabi is a 13-year-old boy in JSS 3 who does not only love to watch football, he plays it ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 11, 2016

#RioOlympics: Nigerian Twitter may or may not be happy about Dream Team’s loss to Colombia

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI were defeated 2-0 in the closing group stage encounter against Colombia at the ongoing #RioOlympics in the ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 9, 2016

#Pogback: 10 major quotes from Paul Pogba’s first interview as Man. United player (WATCH)

After a protracted summer of speculations, Paul Pogba or Pogboom as he is fondly referred to in Italy is back in ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 9, 2016

Watch Man. United dramatic announcement of Paul Pogba deal

Some have dubbed it ‘The return of the prodigal son’ while others have called it ‘The greatest daylight robbery’ but ...

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Oreoluwa PetersAugust 7, 2016

#Pogback: Twitter split over Pogba’s Manchester United return

After a long summer of speculations, it appears Paul Pogba will be making his return to his former club, Manchester ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 28, 2016

Enugu’s Koma Million wins Copa Coca-Cola 2016 MVP award

Enugu State’s National Grammar School, star footballer, Koma Million has won this year’s COPA Coca-Cola Golden Ball award, as the ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 18, 2016

Obafemi Martins wishes Demba Ba well after horrific leg break incident

Nigerian soccer star, Obafemi Martins has sent his best wishes to his Shanghai Shenhua team-mate Demba Ba who suffered a potential career-capitulating ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 15, 2016

Juventus reportedly agree terms for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus. According to Goal, the Serie A club offered the Argentine forward ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 15, 2016

‘I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham’ | Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet has declared his intention to stay at West Ham despite strong links with Real Madrid, Barcelona and other ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 13, 2016

Just In: Sunderland confirms Sam Allardyce consideration for England manager job

Sam Allardyce is indeed in contact with the FA in regards to taking the vacant England manager position. There have been ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 12, 2016

#Euro2016 final: Ronaldo, Payet, Eder’s goal and more lead the conversation on Facebook

Following the success of the just concluded UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in France which saw Portugal clinch their first ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 11, 2016

#Euro2016: Antoine Griezmann and Renato Sanches scoop individual honours

Portugal beat France after extra time in the UEFA EURO 2016 final in Paris on Sunday to win their first ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 8, 2016

#Euro2016: France fight off wounded Germany to move into final

It was tagged the ‘battle of the giants’ but France came out on top as they fought hard to earn a ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 7, 2016

Take a rare look into Mourinho’s office (PHOTO)

New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho gave fans a rare look into his office at the club’s Carrington training ground. ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 7, 2016

‘I’m staying at Roma’ | Radja Nainggolan breaks Chelsea hearts

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has maintained that he is not going anywhere amid strong interest from Chelsea. New Chelsea manager ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 7, 2016

Chelsea reportedly in talks to sign Messi

As the summer transfer season intensifies, the Sun reports that Chelsea owner, Roman Abramvoich had a meeting with Lionel Messi‘s father, ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 7, 2016

Portugal cross semifinal hurdle with 2-0 win over Wales

Wales’ European adventure has come to an end as Portugal advanced to the final of the UEFA Euro 2016 with ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 6, 2016

JayJay Okocha doesn’t want to be Super Eagles’ coach

Former Super Eagles captain, Jay Jay Okocha has dismissed the possibility of taking a shot at the vacant position for ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 5, 2016

Shots fired! Jose Mourinho takes jibe at Wenger

Both Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have had a frosty relationship with each other down the years. Things however escalated ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 3, 2016

Michy Batshuayi becomes Chelsea’s first signing

Chelsea have secured the signature of Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi on a five-year deal. The Premier league club reportedly splashed ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 3, 2016

Pep Guardiola insists Messi is staying at Barcelona

New Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has dismissed the possibility of luring Lionel Messi from Barcelona during his tenure. Guardiola ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 2, 2016

Ryan Giggs makes ‘difficult’ departure from Manchester United

Manchester United has announced the departure of its assistant manager and former player – Ryan Giggs. This brings to an ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 2, 2016

Watford break club record to sign Nigerian striker, Isaac Success

English side, Watford has broken the bank to sign Nigerian striker Isaac Success from Granada. Success has inked a 5-year ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJuly 2, 2016

#Euro2016: Wales stun Belgium to storm into semifinals for the first time ever

Wales have once again proved that teamwork is key as they stunned Belgium – the highest FIFA ranked European team ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJune 29, 2016

Who will win the COPA Coca-Cola 2016 School Cup?

The famed Onikan Stadium will host the final of the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola U-15 school cup this Friday, July 1st ...

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