2018 World Cup
Tottenham tie down Sissoko to 2023
Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko extended his contract with the Champions League finalists until 2023 on Friday. The French international has become a key player for Mauricio Pochettino over the past two seasons after a slow start
Champions League final ref banned in Africa
Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha has been suspended after controversy in the first-leg of the African Champions League final, where hosts Wydad Casablanca were denied a penalty and had a goal disallowed, the Confederation of African Football said Tuesday. The move comes after the Moroccan Football Federation lodged a complaint against Grisha's decisions during a Friday's…
Pavard beats Ahmed Musa to 2018 World Cup best goal award
Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi has seen his salary doubled by new Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, who has assured the 22-year-old that he has a future at the Emirates, reports thesun.co.uk. The Gunners academy product snubbed interest from Lazio and will sign the new five-year contract worth around £70,000-a-week when the squad return from their…
The hard road to Russia
It is every sports journalist’s ambition to cover the FIFA World Cup, a competition that brings together all the top reporters from across the world to the host nation.
Let the games begin
The 2018 World Cup begins today in Russia with an opening match between the host country and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
NANF counsels sports minister over FIFA’s $2m World Cup grant
The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF), has told the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, not to allow ‘anybody or persons not known to Nigerian law’ to handle the $2m recently sent by World football governing body (FIFA) towards Super Eagles preparations for the 2018....
Balogun reveals how Eagles will stop Messi in Russia
Super Eagles and Mainz central defender, Leon Balogun, has revealed the steps the Super Eagles will take to prevent Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, from scoring when they face off with Argentina at the 2018 World Cup.
African teams at 2018 World Cup to receive $2m advance
The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations.
StarTimes promises subsidised live HD broadcast of 2018 World Cup
Pay television provider, StarTimes Nigeria says it has concluded plans to ensure that football fans enjoy all 64 matches of the World Cup live and in high definition at a subsidised rate. The outfit has also revealed that all its subscribers will enjoy the matches irrespective of their bouquets. Speaking on StarTimes’ plans for…
England confirms Nigeria friendly ahead Russia 2018 World Cup
England has confirmed that it will play a friendly game with Nigeria at the Wembley Stadium as part of its 2018 World Cup preparations, reports www.independent.co.uk.
Five Teams To Look Out For At The 2018 World Cup
Thankfully, there’d be Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It actually was a close shave for Argentina who until the last day of the qualifiers were not guaranteed a World Cup slot, but, Messi stepped up to the plate, delivered an otherworldly performance against Ecuador including a hat-trick that ensured…
Nigeria vs Zambia: Five players that can ruin Super Eagles' day
When the group stage of the World cup qualifiers in Africa kicked off last year in October, the Zambians would not have believed that they would be in this position after they lost their first match to Nigeria at home. They have since turned their fortunes around and are possibly two wins away from a…