HOW NIGERIAN FOOTBALL TEAMS FARE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
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HOW NIGERIAN FOOTBALL TEAMS FARE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Did you know that but for the humiliating defeat that the Ghana Academicals inflicted on their Nigerian counterparts on 1 October 1961, the first anniversary…

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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!
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SIXTY DIAMOND MOMENTS OF NIGERIAN SPORTS HIGHLIGHT THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!

BY KUNLE SOLAJA Lead writer of the Sports Village Square takes a peep down memory lane since Nigeria’s independence 60 years ago.  His findings are encapsulated in 60…

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EBUEHI REPLACES INJURED NDIDI IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY MATCHES
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EBUEHI REPLACES INJURED NDIDI IN SUPER EAGLES’ FRIENDLY MATCHES

Ahead of the two friendly matches Nigeria lined up in October, the Super eagles’ handlers have called up defender, Tyronne Ebuehi as a replacement for injured Wilfred Ndidi.…

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FULHAM GRAB NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN ON LOAN
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FULHAM GRAB NIGERIAN-BORN ADEMOLA LOOKMAN ON LOAN

Fulham have signed former Everton winger Ademola Lookman on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig. According to BBC reports, Lookman, 22, returns to the Premier League after joining…

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GERNOT ROHR DREAMS QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS WITH SUPER EAGLES
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GERNOT ROHR DREAMS QATAR 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS WITH SUPER EAGLES

Nigeria’s manager, Gernot Rohr had his debut World Cup appearance two years ago when he guided the Super Eagles to Russia 2018.   He dreams of an encore…

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HAZARDOUS FOR HAZARD FOLLOWING ANOTHER INJURY BLOW
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HAZARDOUS FOR HAZARD FOLLOWING ANOTHER INJURY BLOW

Just one day after Eden Hazard was named in Real Madrid’s squad for their Wednesday night clash with Real Villadolid, he Belgian has suffered a fresh injury and will be out…

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CHELSEA HAVE HANDED MANCHESTER UNITED THE PERFECT PLAN TO SIGN ALEX TELLES
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CHELSEA HAVE HANDED MANCHESTER UNITED THE PERFECT PLAN TO SIGN ALEX TELLES

Manchester United fans have become accustomed to being linked with every player under the sun during a transfer window. According to Manchester Evening News (MEN), the club’s executive…

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WITH MESSI WEARING THEIR SHIRT BEFORE, ATLETICO MADRID DREAM SUAREZ – MESSI ATTACKING LINE!
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WITH MESSI WEARING THEIR SHIRT BEFORE, ATLETICO MADRID DREAM SUAREZ – MESSI ATTACKING LINE!

The idea of seeing Lionel Messi sign and play for Atletico Madrid might seem a little farfetched, but so did the initial suggestion of Luis Suarez joining Los Rojiblancos not so long ago. Suarez has since made…

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HOW EMBATTLED BARTOMEU SQUANDERED BARCELONA MONEY AT TRANSFER MARKET
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HOW EMBATTLED BARTOMEU SQUANDERED BARCELONA MONEY AT TRANSFER MARKET

The noose appears tightening stronger on the neck of the embattled FC Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu even as the verification of signatures for his removal has begun.…

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CONTROVERSY: STATISTICALLY, MESSI BEATS RONALDO AT DOMESTIC LEVEL
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CONTROVERSY: STATISTICALLY, MESSI BEATS RONALDO AT DOMESTIC LEVEL

The Lionel Messi- Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry has taken a twist as Spanish publication, Tribuna, dug out statistics that put Messi above Ronaldo at the domestic level. According to…

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND HAND MAN UNITED FRESH WARNING OVER JADON SANCHO
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BORUSSIA DORTMUND HAND MAN UNITED FRESH WARNING OVER JADON SANCHO

With the end of the current transfer window fast approaching, desperate Manchester United have been handed a fresh warning by Borussia Dortmund as the Premier League side continue…

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BARCA PRESIDENT, BARTOMEU CLOSER TO EXIT GATE
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BARCA PRESIDENT, BARTOMEU CLOSER TO EXIT GATE

The end of the reign of the embattled president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu is now very apparent. According to Spanish outlet, Tribuna, Barcelona have started the process…

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BORUSSIA DORTMUND REJECT MAN UTD OFFER WORTH €100M FOR JADON SANCHO
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BORUSSIA DORTMUND REJECT MAN UTD OFFER WORTH €100M FOR JADON SANCHO

  Borussia Dortmund have turned down an offer worth €100m from Manchester United for Jadon Sancho, in the latest twist to a transfer saga that has dragged on for…

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PREMIER LEAGUE REFEREES TOLD TO BE MORE LENIENT IN HANDBALL DECISIONS
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PREMIER LEAGUE REFEREES TOLD TO BE MORE LENIENT IN HANDBALL DECISIONS

Premier League referees have been encouraged to use their discretion when it comes to making a decision on a potential handball, after weeks of mass controversy surrounding the…

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LIVERPOOL COME FROM BEHIND TO SEE OFF ARSENAL
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LIVERPOOL COME FROM BEHIND TO SEE OFF ARSENAL

Liverpool kept up their 100 per cent record and joined Leicester City and city rivals Everton as the only teams with three wins from three in the Premier…

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BARCELONA VERIFYING SIGNATURES AHEAD OF ‘NO-CONFIDENCE’ VOTE AGAINST PRESIDENT
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BARCELONA VERIFYING SIGNATURES AHEAD OF ‘NO-CONFIDENCE’ VOTE AGAINST PRESIDENT

Football Espana has reported that FC Barcelona have confirmed that they are verifying all signatures for a vote of no confidence against the board and club president, Josep Maria…

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MANCHESTER CITY AGREE €68 MILLION DEAL WITH BENFICA FOR PORTUGAL DEFENDER RUBEN DIAS
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MANCHESTER CITY AGREE €68 MILLION DEAL WITH BENFICA FOR PORTUGAL DEFENDER RUBEN DIAS

Manchester City have reached an agreement to sign defender Ruben Dias from Benfica for €68 million euros (S$108.9 million) plus add-ons, the Portuguese club have said. City’s Argentinian…

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BARTOMEU WASHES HANDS OFF SUAREZ AND MESSI MESS
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BARTOMEU WASHES HANDS OFF SUAREZ AND MESSI MESS

With impeachment looming, Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided to withdraw himself from the current mess at Barcelona after Luis Suarez’s departure. Lionel Messi and several fans…

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MESSI CLOSE TO BEATING PELE’S ALL-TIME GOAL RECORD
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MESSI CLOSE TO BEATING PELE’S ALL-TIME GOAL RECORD

After scoring the third goal from the penalty spot in a 4-0 Barcelona defeat of Villarreal on Sunday, Lionel Messi moved just nine goals away from beating the…

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‘I’LL DO THE FIGHTING, LUIS SUAREZ DOES THE BITING’ – DIEGO COSTA THRILLED WITH NEW ATLETICO MADRID STRIKE PARTNER
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‘I’LL DO THE FIGHTING, LUIS SUAREZ DOES THE BITING’ – DIEGO COSTA THRILLED WITH NEW ATLETICO MADRID STRIKE PARTNER

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa looked forward to a fruitful partnership with new team mate, Luis Suarez  after his side thrashed Granada 6-1 on Sunday (Sept 27), making…

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MESSI BACK IN SCORING BUSINESS IN DREAM START FOR KOEMAN
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MESSI BACK IN SCORING BUSINESS IN DREAM START FOR KOEMAN

Lionel Messi was back in scoring business for Barcelona on Sunday (Sept 27), leading them to a resounding 4-0 win at home against Villarreal in a near-perfect La…

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