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Messi returns with double but Barca lose at home

Lionel Messi scored twice on his eagerly-awaited return but La Liga leaders FC Barcelona were still left shell-shocked by a scintillating Real Betis side. They beat Barca at their own game of possession football to win 4-3 at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The club from Seville began the match in 16th place but produced an irresistible performance in becoming ... Read More »

Ighalo has rewarded my faith in him – Rohr

Technical adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, says Odion Ighalo has proved his critics wrong by scoring a hattrick in the team’s 4 – 0 whitewash of Libya at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium in Uyo on Saturday. The Franco-German trainer has faced massive crititisms from different sections of the football lovers in the country for sticking to play ... Read More »

Juventus back Rinaldo over rape charge

Juventus have thrown their support behind Cristiano Ronaldo in response to the rape allegations against him. A statement on Twitter reads: “Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus. “The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who ... Read More »

Why we lost to Raja Casablanca – Enyimba FC Coach

Enyimba FC of Aba Coach, Usman Abdullah, Wednesday night blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco in a continental encounter, on fatigue. Abdullah said during a post-match press briefing held at the Enyimba International FC Stadium complex that his boys were engaged close to the encounter and never had any rest. He said his team played ... Read More »

‘I fear Mikel wants to go the way of Victor Moses’

Former Super Eagles left back Ifeanyi Udeze has expressed fears about the absence of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi from Nigeria’s squad to face Libya in the Group E, 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this month. Mikel was missing in Nigeria’s 3-0 win over Seychelles on September 8 in their match day 2 game away in Victoria. ... Read More »

Oliseh, Yobo consider Eagles return

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh has cosigned the convergence of ex-Eagles players for the purpose of integrating former internationals in the administration of the team among other things. Oliseh, who also served as Coach of the Eagles for a short spell, joined former teammates, Ifeanyi Udeze and Joseph Yobo, to initiate the long overdue sit-down among players of Nigeria’s ... Read More »

Super Eagles to face Libya in Uyo

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match of Nigeria and Libya has been moved from the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna to the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, where the team had played most of their home games in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Director of Communications of the NFF, Ademola Olajire told footballlive.ng that the match was returned to ... Read More »

Pogba chides Mourinho over negative tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex Ferguson who made his first ... Read More »

You’re an inspiration, NANS hails boxer Joshua

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Sunday congratulated the Nigeria-born boxer, Anthony Joshua, on his victory over the Russian, Alexander Povetkin, to retain his World Heavyweight titles. The NANS’ congratulatory message was contained in a statement titled: “Inspiration for All Nigerian Youths’’, signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafo in Enugu. Joshua had on Saturday night defeated Povetkin ... Read More »