Football

Osimhen, Boniface Listed Among World’s Best Strikers

Osimhen, Boniface Listed Among World’s Best Strikers

Osimhen, Boniface Listed Among World's Best Strikers Nigerian strikers Victor Osimhen and Victor Boniface have been ranked by SPORTbible among the top 10 best strikers in the world and excluding the duo, only Lautaro Martinez and Julian Alvarez feature as compatriots on the list. With the focus solely on centre-forwards who play in the number nine role for their teams, there are few better then both Nigerian forwards with Osimhen recently claiming the 2023 African Footballer of the Year award for his goalscoring feat for Napoli in the 2022/23 season. Below are the top 10 best centre forwards as ranked…
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Alex Iwobi Off Social Media; Sports Minister Warn Nigerians Against Cyber Bullying

Alex Iwobi Off Social Media; Sports Minister Warn Nigerians Against Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying: I am aware of what is happening on Social media – Minister of Sports, John Enoh To Alex Iwobi The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh who led the Super Eagles of Nigeria back home after the final AFCON 2023 match, which saw Nigeria play the host country Cote D’Ivoire to bring home the Silver medal, had a tete-a-tete with Super Eagles Midfielder Alex Iwobi following recent social media hullabaloo by cyber bullies “ I am aware of what is happening on Social media and as a ministry , this isn’t the first time we…
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AFCON: Gov Otti Commends Abia Sons – Chukwueze, Omeruo,  Onyeka And Entire Eagles

AFCON: Gov Otti Commends Abia Sons – Chukwueze, Omeruo, Onyeka And Entire Eagles

GOV OTTI COMMENDS SUPER EAGLES FOR MAKING NIGERIA PROUD AT AFCON 2023 Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for making the country proud at the just concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023. Governor Otti said eventhough the Super Eagles came short of lifting the trophy, the players gave their best and succeeded in further strengthening the nation's image as a formidable force in African football. Host, Cote d'Ivoire, came from behind to beat Nigeria 2-1 at the final of the biennial competition concluded inside the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, capital…
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AFCON: Fans With These 9 Medical Conditions Shouldn’t Watch Final

AFCON: Fans With These 9 Medical Conditions Shouldn’t Watch Final

Fans With Nine Medical Conditions That Should Not Watch AFCON Final The death of some football fans while watching the semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has raised concerns over cardiovascular health of many Nigerians. A warning was issued ahead of the final match between Nigeria and the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire scheduled for Sunday. Nigerian businessman, Osondu Nwoye, who was based in Cote d’Ivoire; former lawmaker Cairo Ojougboh; and the Kwara State University Deputy Bursar, Ayuba Abdullahi are among those who died while watching the intense semi-finals between Nigeria’s…
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How DSTV Deliberately Tensioned Nigerians By Not Broadcasting Nwabali’s Saves – Reno Omokri

How DSTV Deliberately Tensioned Nigerians By Not Broadcasting Nwabali’s Saves – Reno Omokri

This has been my mood since last night after the Super Eagles won. How did you celebrate? Did you see how DSTV tensioned you by not broadcasting Nwabali's saves but letting viewers watch all the South African goalkeepers saves? You saw the South African advert mocking us as 'Generator Republic'? A Nigerian network will never do that to you. Yes DSTV blocked you from seeing the moment Stanley Nwabali saved Teboho Mokoena's penalty shot. But NTA showed it. Only your own can be your own! Something is wrong with you if you believe the excuse that it was a technical…
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AFCON Deaths: The Sad Reality Of Life – By Bob Anosike

AFCON Deaths: The Sad Reality Of Life – By Bob Anosike

THE SAD REALITY OF LIFE By Bob Anosike High Chief Osondu Nwoye ( Angus) was the richest Igbo businessman based in Ivory Coast before Wednesday, but what the late Anambra-born billionaire did not see coming Is watching his darling Super Eagles play on Wednesday in Ivory Coast, where he lives and runs his flourishing business, going to ultimately cost him his life? By this time on Wednesday, High Chief Osondu was still alive, hale, and hearty. He travelled to Bourke city Northern part of Cote D'Ivoire that hosted the Super Eagles match Wednesday, to watch his darling Super Eagles play.…
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Tinubu Reacts As Super Eagles Beat Bafana Bafana

Tinubu Reacts As Super Eagles Beat Bafana Bafana

Tinubu Reacts As Super Eagles Beat Bafana Bafana, Qualify For AFCON Final Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated the Bafana Bafana of South Africa 4-2 on penalties to qualify for the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Reacting to the victory on his verified X page , President Bola Tinubu said the players have made Nigerians proud. He said:“From the Southernmost cape of Africa to the Plains of Mauritania and the coast of West Africa….You have made us all Proud to be Nigerians! Go… Soar in the AFCON Finals Well done, boys!” The match finished 1-1 after…
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NYSC Member Slumps, Dies While Watching Nigeria, South Africa AFCON Match

NYSC Member Slumps, Dies While Watching Nigeria, South Africa AFCON Match

Corp Member Slumps, Dies While Watching Nigeria, South Africa AFCON Match A serving member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), simply identified as Samuel, on Wednesday, slumped and died while watching Nigeria’s Super Eagles clash with South Africa in a penalty shootout. The corps member serving in Adamawa died before the last shootout that progressed Nigeria to the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). According to a post made on Facebook by an eye-witness, Samuel died during celebration of Nigeria’s shootout in the semi final match. “We lost one Nigerian a few minutes ago during our…
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APC Chieftain Dies While Watching Super Eagles AFCON Match

APC Chieftain Dies While Watching Super Eagles AFCON Match

APC Chieftain Dies While Watching Super Eagles Match A former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency in Delta State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cairo Ojuogboh, is dead. According to a family source, Ojuogboh died on Wednesday night while watching the AFCON 2023 semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa. He reportedly collapsed as South Africa was awarded a penalty in the later stages of the game at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake. The game ended in a 4-2 penalty shootout victory in favour of Nigeria, propelling the…
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AFCON: South Africa Slams Nigeria For Warning

AFCON: South Africa Slams Nigeria For Warning

Afcon: South Africa slams Nigeria for football safety warning Avoid provocative celebrations, Nigerian fans are being told.A diplomatic row has broken out between Nigeria and South Africa ahead of the two sides' semi-final match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa warned Nigerian football fans to refrain from boisterous celebrations if their team wins. That warning was intended to prevent the provocation of xenophobic attacks by frustrated South African supporters. But South Africa says that this has only created "false alarm". There has been a long-standing rivalry between the two footballing giants…
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