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Nigeria | Rohr Not Under Pressure To Select Players Against Bafana Bafana

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, says he is not under pressure to field players for tomorrow's Africa Cup of Nations, Afcons, qualifier against Bafana Bafana of South Africa. 

Rohr made this statement while briefing sports journalists during a pre-match briefing on the Super Eagles’ preparedness for the tournament. 

He said there is no pressure on me to field any player because the team is blessed with good and credible players who are ready to give their all for the country.

Mexico 4-5 Nigeria | Abu's Last Gasp Goal Gives Sand Eagles First Victory Since 2011

Nigeria's most influencial player Abu Azeez ensured that Nigeria picked up their first World cup win since 2011 after scoring a late goal to seal off victory.

Nigeria staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Mexico 5-4 in extra time of their Group B clash at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

It was the Mexicans that initially took control of the contest after goals from Abdiel Villa and Angel Rodriguez. Emeka Ogbona struck right back before Ramon Maldonado restored their two-goal advantage.

Nigeria 6-12 Italy | Gori Condemns Sand Eagles In Bahamas

Abu Azeez scored an hat-trick for Nigeria but the Italians proved to be two times better than the sand Eagles has Gori doubled Abu's best and the Italians also doubled the figures the Eagles scored.

Italy turned on the style to defeat Nigeria 12-6 in their opening Group B match at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.

Gabriele Gori followed his impressive scoring exploits in European qualifying with six goals against the West Africans in Nassau on Thursday.

Paolo Palmacci contributed to the victory with a hat-trick, including two bicycle kick goals.

Super Eagles Will Defeat South Africa, Cameroon - NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that the Super Eagles will be ready for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa next month. 

The Eagles will have stern tests in the next two months as the qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 Fifa World Cup kick into gear. 

South Africa will provide the first test as Nigeria attempt to make it back into the Africa Cup of Nations after missing the last two editions while Cameroon will be up next for the Eagles as the qualifiers for the World Cup resume in August. 

Basketball | Zenith Women League 2017 Set To Kick Off Tomorrow

President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Tijjani Umar said at a Press Conference in Abuja on Sunday that the league will begin with an opening ceremony.

He said all the 18 teams were already in Abuja to battle for the top prize. 

The teams that will participate in this year's league are: Dolphins, First Bank, Nigeria Custom, Immigration, Akure Sunshine Angels, First Deepwater, FCT Angels, Taraba Hurricanes, Zamfara Babes and Nasarawa Amazons. 

Basketball | Men, Women Leagues Set To Start - Tijani Umar

Tijjani Umar has said the body was prepared to start both Men's and the Zenith Women Basketball Leagues this month after concluding all contractual agreements with sponsors.

The NBBF President who spoke with Daily Trust ahead of the federation's board meeting in Abuja at the weekend, said Zenith Bank has released the N35million sponsorship money for the Women league.

Umar also said the new deal for the Men's league which had been concluded, will see the NBBF bagging over $2 million for the 2017 season alone against the $1.5 million for four years in the previous deal.

International Friendly | Nigeria, Burkina Faso Clash Cancelled

FIFA rules could be a reason for the match cancelation as Nigerians expecting the clash of the Eagles against the Stallions are left in shock.

Burkina Faso played a friendly match against Morocco in Marrakech on Friday, and were scheduled to play the Super Eagles in London on Monday, but that will be in violation of FIFA rules, which frowns on teams playing games in two different continents within the current time frame, as it is required for teams to have at least a two-day rest after travelling to another continent.

Nigeria 1-1 Senegal: Iheanacho Cancels Sow's Goal

Kelechi Iheanacho has now scored 5 goals in his last 6 appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria has the Manchester City forward's goal was crucial in forcing a draw with the Teranga Lions of Senegal in London.

The fans didn't really turnout and the biggest name ( Serdio Mane ) expected to be on the pitch didn't come on until the 63rd minute. 

Moussa Sow opened the goal drought for the Lions to give them the lead before Iheanacho scored from the penalty spot to earn undefeated Rohr a draw in the 82nd minute.

Black Cats In Need Of Super Eagles Star

David Moyes says the club are in need of Nigeria international Victor Anichebe's services to help avoid the doomed relegation.

The striker has been out nursing an injury which he sustained in January 2017 and he been undergoing his rehabilitation in the United States of America (U.S.A).

"We hope that Victor could be back and maybe Catts (Lee Cattermole)," Moyes told Sunderland Echo.

"I think Catts could get some training in but the one we’re really looking to see if we can get back is Victor.

Super Eagles Invitation | What Tope Okeowo Said

Super Eagles surprise inclusion Tope Okeowo of non-league English side Peckham United has been called up to the Super Eagles for the international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.

The Goalkeeper was surprised to get a call up but it was due to the goalkeeper crisis presently rocking the Eagles due to injury and visa issues.

What Tope Okeowo said:

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100 Players To Compete For Lagos State Table Tennis Association Quarterly Champ   

A total of one hundred table tennis players will jostle for positions and placement in a quarterly trials which would begin today at the sportshall of Mobolaji Johnson, Rowe Park, Yaba.

The table tennis players comprises of sixty male and forty female players.

 

FIFA 'Mafia' Behind My Ban Says Amos Adamu   

Amos Adamu has slammed the FIFA mafia for his increased football ban globally. Amos thinks he's suffering from the fall out with the recent cabal that allegations forced out of FIFA

 

NPFL Match Day 12: Top Five Goal Scorers    

Stephen Odey of MFM FC still leads the top goal scorers table after matchday 12 with 7 goals while Mbaoma and Samuel are jointly closely behind with 6 goals each.

 

Bash Ali Sues Sports Minister, Demands For N1b For Damages   

It ought to have been a meeting where Nigeria's record aiming boxer Bash Ali would have cemented a plan with the Minister for sports to promote his proposed World Guniess book of record match but it turned to a fight between him and the minister's security aides and it has grown to a

 

Good Gesture! Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo Donates N2M To Sick Coach Kelechi Emetole   

Kenneth Omeruo has showed his cheerful character outside the football pitch as the defender kindly donated N2M to Coach Kelechi Emetole who needs a total of $11,000 for cancer of the throat treatment in India.
 
Kelechi Emetole

 

NPFL Match Day 11: Ten Things Fans Said   

It seems the fans are happy with the way the NPFL is progressing. Here are a few comments from the fans after match day 11:
 
Fans Talk

 

How Much Will It Cost You To Watch An NPFL Match On A V.I.P. Sit?   

According to a fan it will only cost you N500 to watch a match in Kano on the V.I.P stand, isn't that amazing. It will probably cost you from about N300,000 to be on the V.I.P. stand in any of Europe's top five leagues, we will get there....
 

 

NPFL: Match Day 11 Results   

NPFL Match day 11 results:

Rangers 1-0 ABS
Katsina 2-1 MFM 
Remo 1-1 Pillars
Enyimba 0-0 3SC
Plateau 0-0 Lobi
Gombe 2-0 FCIU
Abia Warriors 1-0 Tornadoes
El-Kanemi 3-1 Sunshine
Wikki 0-0 Rivers

 

Victor Moses Extends Chelsea Contract   

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has extended his contract with English Premiership side Chelsea after a brilliant campaign under Italian coach Antonio Conte.

 

Victor Moses Aiming For Better Goal Scoring Form Return   

Super Eagles star and Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses is currently enjoying the best form of his career but the Nigerian admits he needs to take more of his goal-scoring opportunities after he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension earlier this week.

 

Amos Adamu Banned By FIFA For Two More Years   

Fifa, on Tuesday, placed a two-year suspension on its former executive committee member Amos Adamu after investigation into a proceeding opening against him last year.

 

EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A

Serie A: Five Things We Learned   

Juventus conceded their first league draw in over a year amid rumours that coach Massimiliano Allegri is on his way to Arsenal, but Roma are still heading for a podium place.

 

Alaves vs Sevilla Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Estadio Mendizorroza

Time: 7:45pm

Referee: Daniel Trujillo (Spain)

Date: 06/03/17

 

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner (England)

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Sunderland vs Manchester City: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Stadium of Light

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)

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Tottenham vs Everton: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

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Super Messi runs Riot On Celta de Vigo   

Enrique's Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their peak.

 

Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid: Benzema's Double Inspires Los Blancos   

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Eibar, putting Zinedine Zidane’s side top of La Liga - at least until Barcelona play later this evening.

 

Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo: All You Need To Know   

Match Venue: Camp Nou

Referee: Jesus Gil (Spain)

Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats

 

Liverpool vs Arsenal: All You Need To Know   

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Robert Madley (England)

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Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth: Mourinho's Men Look Destined For 6th Position As Zlatan's Penalty Gets Saved   

Rojo scored for Mourinho's men, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a penalty saved and somehow avoided a red card as Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to 10-man Bournemouth as the Red Devils looke

 

Leicester vs Hull: Match Facts, Head To Head & Stats   

This is the fourth Premier League meeting between the teams, with both sides claiming one victory each in the three previous games (D1).

 

Manchester United vs Bournemouth: All You Need To Know   

Match venue: Old Trafford

Referee: Kevin Friend (England)

Stats, Head to Head & Match Facts