Author: Prince Ade ADe

French superstar, Kylian Mbappe has signed a contract to join Spanish giants Real Madrid on a free transfer when his Paris St-Germain deal expires on the 30th of June. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that Mbappe verbally agreed to move to the Santiago Bernabeu in February and then announced in May he would leave PSG at the end of the season. The 25 year old has now signed all documents with Real Madrid and will move to Spain when the La Liga transfer window opens on the 1st of July. Real Madrid who won the UEFA Champions League for the…

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Nigeria coach Finidi George has expressed confidence his team will bounce back to top form in 2026 World Cup qualifying after they extended their winless streak to three matches. Nigeria are yet to win in the World Cup qualifiers after they could only force another 1-1 draw at home against South Africa on Friday in the southern Nigerian town of Uyo. They are now fifth out of six teams in Group C, having accumulated just three points from as many matches. Lesotho lead the section with five points, one point ahead of Rwanda and Benin, while South Africa sit fourth…

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped to 39th position in the latest FIFA rankings, slipping one place from their previous spot of 38th. The drop on the global stage in July however did not affect the team’s position on the continent as the 5th best team behind Morocco, Senegal, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire. The Atlas Lions of Morocco, ranked 14th in the world, retain their status as the number one team in Africa, a position solidified by their historic semi-final run in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Teranga Lions of Senegal are second on the continent,…

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Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh has denied any involvement in getting a new coach for the Super Eagles. This comes after reports that the Minister and Nigeria Football Federation President, Ibrahim Gusau were in England to search for a new Super Eagles coach. The Minister however debunked the reports during his interactive session with Sports Writers in Abuja on Thursday. Senator Enoh said although he did travel to England, it was to seek for sponsors for Nigerian sports not a coach for the Super Eagles. He insisted that getting coaches for the national teams is totally an…

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The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has appointed Abdullahi Isa, as the new Head Coach of the country’s Beach Soccer national team, the Super Sand Eagles. Isa was a goalkeeper who later became assistant coach of the team. The NFF also appointed Christopher Kadiri as assistant coach and Bashar Samaila as goalkeeper trainer. The Super Sand Eagles will depart Nigeria for Nouakchott, Friday morning for their 2024 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Mauritania. The match is slated for Saturday. Experienced duo, Victor Tale and Emeka Ogbonna are among the players along with Arome Isah, Adams Taiwo, Emmanuel…

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The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) staged a one-day national protest on Thursday, over the four months withheld salaries of their members. The national protest disrupted administrative work in universities and inter-university centres. The workers are demanding that the federal government pay them the salaries that have been withheld. The National President of SSANU, Ibrahim Mohammed, said the unions would shut down the university system unless their members were paid the withheld salaries by the federal government. General Secretary of NASU, Peters Adeyemi said several meetings with the…

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Rafael Nadal’s preparations for the Olympics continued with an impressive straight-set win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the second round of the Swedish Open. Nadal, 38, overcame the fifth seed in Bastad 6-4 6-4 to set up a quarter-final with Argentine Mariono Navone. The Spaniard decided to miss Wimbledon to focus on the Olympics in Paris this summer – where he will play singles and doubles with Carlos Alcaraz. Nadal, who is set to play in the doubles semi-final with Casper Ruud on Saturday, broke Norrie once in the first set to claim the lead. After receiving medical treatment on…

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