Dogs and a theatre of the Absurd

I love dogs. They are man’s best friend. Of all the animals in the world, a dog is the closest to humans. When we were in primary school, we heard about this famous Alsatian which belonged to a blind German, and which used to deliver letters for his master at the Airport Road Benin City….

Tanzania ready to shock Eagles in Uyo –Captain

Captain of the Taifa Stars of Tanzania, Mbwana Samatta has declared that they are ready to shock the Super Eagles when both teams battle in today’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. Though the match in inconsequential to both teams, but Samatta insists they…

Messi to miss Venezuela match, scores on Argentina return

Lionel Messi’s triumphant Argentina comeback has been tempered by a groin injury that has forced his withdrawal from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Venezuela. Messi, who had gone back on his decision to quit the team following their Copa America final defeat in June, scored the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Uruguay…

Nigeria will not pull out of FIFA tournaments – Olajire

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has insisted that the country will not boycott the FIFA Women’s World Cup because of financial constraints. The Flamingoes are billed to feature in the fifth edition of the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup in Jordan, while the Falconets will play in the U-20 version in Papua New Guinea. NFF…

Injured Messi out of World Cup qualifier

Messi said in June that he would not play for Argentina again after the team lost to Chile in the final of the Copa America Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Venezuela on Tuesday after injuring his groin in Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Uruguay. The Barcelona forward scored on his return…

Mikel gets free attacking role

The Chelsea holding midfielder rolled back the years when he was given a free attacking role in midfield by coach Samson Siasia as Nigeria won a bronze medal at last month’s Rio Olympics. The Eagles skipper will score a goal and prompt several attacking forays at Rio 2016. Rohr had initially planned for Mikel to…

Tanzania coach predicts tough game against Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles Tanzania national football team coach, Charles Nkwasa, says the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Nigeria`s Super Eagles will be tough. Nkwasa told sports writers after the team`s training session at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo on Friday that though nothing was as stake for the two teams, the match would…

Andre Gomes out of Portugal squad

The new Blaugrana man will not play a part in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Switzerland, and adds further injury trouble to the Catalans’ squad after Messi’s problem

Man City leave Yaya Toure out of Champions League squad

Yaya Toure Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has left midfielder Yaya Toure out of his 2016-17 Champions League squad. City could not include more than 17 overseas players in their squad. And Guardiola still has 18 on his books, despite letting four foreign internationals leave before Wednesday’s transfer deadline. Clubs can change three players after…

Dogs and a theatre of the Absurd

By MajiriOghene Etemiku I love dogs. They are man’s best friend. Of all the animals in the world, a dog is the closest to humans. When we were in primary school, we heard about this famous Alsatian which belonged to a blind German, and which used to deliver letters for his master at the Airport…

Pep Guardiola Takes Drastic Decision On Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure will not be eligible to play in Manchester City’s Champions League group games after being left out of Pep Guardiola’s squad. The City boss was forced to drop an overseas players from his squad as UEFA rules permit only 17 players who are not “locally-trained” or “association-trained”. Clubs can change three players after…

Blame the political class for economic recession – Makarfi

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, has said the political class should be blamed for the country’s current economic challenges. Addressing reporters in Kaduna, Makarfi noted that this is not the right time to play politics, stressing that Nigerians should come together to salvage the country’s economy. According…

Angry mob beats fashion designer for raping 2-year-old girl in Lagos

A 28-year-old fashion designer, identified as Ituah, has been beaten up by a mob on Mosaku Street, in Oshodi for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl. According to a Punch report, the victim was said to have gone to play with Ituah, who has a shop in front of the victim’s house, when he allegedly raped…

Makarfi: It’s wrong play politics with the economy

Ahmed Makarfi, the caretaker committee chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says rather than play politics, all hands must be on deck to salvage the economy. His party recently asked The post Makarfi: It’s wrong play politics with the economy appeared first on TheCable.

Mob Pounces On Fashion Designer Caught Molesting 2-Year-Old

A 28-year-old fashion designer, identified only as Ituah, has been beaten up by a mob on Mosaku Street, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State, for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl.   Punch correspondent gathered that Ituah, who was later dragged to the Akinpelu Police Division, was caught by a neighbour while allegedly raping the…

Wikki Tourists Draw 1-1 With Lobi Stars

Hosts Wikki Tourists Football Club on Wednesday in Bauchi drew 1-1 with Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in the ongoing 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The hosts scored 20 minutes into the second half of the match played at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium through Godwin Obaje’s penalty kick. Lobi Stars equalised six minutes…

Playing for unity

‘Doctor of Football’, a book by Uzor Maxim Uzoatu, from Konk International, Lagos, dramatises the psychology and politics of Nigerian football. Chronically distrustful of the military or political rulers, scornful of economic policy makers and executors, Nigerians of all stripes almost always present a united front when it comes to one thing: football. That unity is the subject of this unusual but charming play, Doctor…

Ooni preaches religious tolerance

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has appealed to Nigerians to be religious tolerant because there is only one God. He gave the advice while receiving elders of the foremost theatre arts group, the Association of Nigeria Theatre-Arts Practitioners in his palace, saying Olodumare is one, and Christians, Muslims and Atheists all direct their prayers to him and he answers them. He added that even…

Solomon Akiyesi shares regrets on failed marriages

Popular Nollywood actor, Solomon Akiyesi, has shared his regrets on his failed marriages. The controversial actor known for his ‘play boy’ roles confessed he learnt his lessons the hard way. It would be recalled that the actor made news headlines when he was alleged to have concluded plans to marry his mistress, Uloma Agwu, while…

Dalung regrets scrapping NSC

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has admitted he regrets scrapping the National Sports Commission (NSC). He stated that the NSC has a role to play, in the new plans for sports in Nigeria. Dalung was speaking on an NTA Network programme, Tuesday Live. He said: “The NSC was scrapped when I was appointed minister of…

Jiji – Tablets Advantage Over Smartphones

The two types of electronics that are considered a must-have at every home are a computer and a smartphone. The technology has gone a bit further and has created something in-between – a tablet. Tablet is something like a portable mini-computer, though not that rich in its capabilities and an overall functionality. Still it has…

Omeruo joins Alanyaspor on loan

Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has joined Turkish Super League side, Alanyaspor, on a season-long loan. The Nigerian international extended his contract with the Premier League side, before flying to Turkey for his medical. Omeruo told BBC Sport; “The focus right now is to play regularly and establish myself here,” “I know what to expect joining a…

Omeruo joins Alanyaspor on loan

Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has joined Turkish Super Lig side, Alanyaspor, on a season-long loan. The Nigerian international extended his contract with the Premier League side, before flying to Turkey for his medical. “The focus right now is to play regularly and establish myself here,” Omeruo told BBC Sport. “I know what to expect joining…

Golden Eaglets to feature in Dubai Tourney

Nigeria’s U-17 team, will play in an international tournament in Dubai later this year, according to president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick. The Golden Eaglets crashed out of the 2017 U-17 AFCON qualifiers in August, with Niger Republic eliminating the five-time world champions 3-2 on aggregate. However, Pinnick says the NFF will…

Donnarumma is the chosen one – Buffon

The 38-year-old has labelled his AC Milan counterpart as a worthy heir for Italy but states he still feels he can play a major role in the Azzurri’s new era

Ikeme joins Eagles’ camp Thursday

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, will be the last Super Eagles player to hit the training camp in Uyo on Thursday. The Eagles spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye, told africanFootball.com that Ikeme will arrive Uyo on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s African Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifier against Tanzania. Ikeme has been Nigeria’s No.1 goalkeeper since he made…