From: Diana-Okon Effiong   The Cross River Government says it expects FIFA and the Nigerian soccer federation to disregard the Malawian soccer federation’s protest over the U.J. Esuene stadium as venue of the Sept. 7 World cup qualifier.   The Malawian male senior national team is expected to lock... Read more
Golden Eaglets remain upbeat in spite of MRI Test—Coach Garba
From: Diana-Okon Effiong, Calabar   Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Manu Garba and his crew are confident about  producing  a strong team ahead of the World Cup The assurance was given in a statement by the team’s Media Officer, Morakinyo Abodunrin.   The team is being camped in Calabar ahead... Read more
Golden Eaglets arrive Calabar July 22 for closed-camping ahead of 2013 world cup in UAE
Diana-Okon Effiong Golden Eaglets, Nigeria’s U-17 football  team and officials, are due in Calabar July 22 to continue their build-up for the world  championship billed for United arab emirate between Oct. 17 to Nov, 8  this year. This was contained in a statement made available to our correspondent in... Read more
NNL suspends league, investigates allegations of match-fixing
The board of the Nigeria National League (NNL), have set up a five-man panel to investigate allegations of match fixing raised by some clubs in the NNL against the league organisers. The league was last week thrown into confusion with some clubs accusing its secretariat and some wealthy clubs... Read more
Nigeria’s junior team coach resigns,urges payment of outstanding salary, allowances
The Chief Coach of Nigeria’s under-20 national team, the Flying Eagles, John Sam Obuh, has submitted his letter of resignation to the management of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirming rumours that he was no longer interested in the job. Obuh, who was in-charge of the Flying Eagles squad... Read more
At Olympic Day celebrations, Dickson stresses need for sports facilities in schools
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has stressed the need to encourage youths at the grass root level through the provision of functional sporting facilities and equipment at both primary and secondary schools in the state. Governor Dickson also urged the youths to participate actively and take keen... Read more
Edibi relishes FIFA’s call up for U-20 World Cup in Turkey
By Dianabasi Effiong Nigeria’s FIFA-badge referee, Peter Edibi, is “quite elated’’ by FIFA’s decision  to deploy him and 68 other referees for  the male U-20 World Cup billed for Turkey June 21-July 13, 2013. Nigeria is drawn in Group B with Cuba, Korea Republic and Portugal and will kick... Read more
(Reuters) – Mario Balotelli earned lavish praise for his team spirit from Italy coach Cesare Prandelli following his performance in the 2-2 draw in a friendly against Brazil on Thursday. “I know how he really wants to be one of the best in the world but he has to... Read more
Tournament hosts, South Africa started their campaign at the on-going 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations on a drab note after playing out a barren draw with Group A rivals, Cape Verde. The South Africans worked hard to overcome their tag as a side which struggles to... Read more