CAF CUP: Rivers United set to battle Rayon Sports

The head coach of Rivers United Stanley Eguma has expressed the need for a positive result when his side will face Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in their first leg play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday in Port Harcourt. The Nigeria Professional Football League side were knocked out of the CAF Champions League by El…

ABS Edge Remo Stars to Join Shooting in Quarter-Finals

ABS FC fended off a strong challenge from Remo Stars to clinch the remaining quarter-final ticket from Group C of the NPFL U-15 Promises tournament in Osogbo, edging the Sagamu side 1-0. Shooting Stars were already into the quarter-finals before their last group match against Sunshine Stars but the junior Oluyole Warriors pipped their Akure…

Super Eagles player, Ahmed Musa, divorces wife, Jamila

Leicester City and Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa has divorced his wife and mother of his two children, Jamila. This followed a much-publicized disagreement between husband and wife at their home in England this month. According to PM News, a source close to the family said,  “Ahmed Musa has divorced his wife. “He gave her……

This Is The Problem With Nigeria-based Players – Gernot Rohr

The Nigerian national team Head coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that Nigerian National team members are fond of falsifying their age. The national coach who admitted he is not comfortable with the age factor of professional footballers in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL said: “There is an existing problem with Nigeria based players. We……

Rangers to depart for Zambia Friday after receiving owed allowances

Players of Nigeria champions Rangers International will depart for Ndola, Zambia for their CAF Confederation Cup play-offs second leg against Zesco United on Friday after they finally received their travelling allowances over which they had protested. The players refused to travel on Thursday as earlier scheduled, demanding their full match entitlements. Each player received the…

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad To Give Ex-Footballers Key Roles

New CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has revealed plans to engage former footballers in its activities such as Ghana legend Abedi Pele, Ivory Coast great Didier Drogba and many other retired footballers on the continent as he looks to bring rapid development to the game, Sunnewsonline writes. The 57-year-old CAF President adds that talks are already……

Hazard, Kante Lead Nominees for PFA Player of the Year

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have seen their sparkling displays for the Blues acknowledged with nominations for England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player of the Year award. The duo are joined on a six-man-strong shortlist announced Thursday that also includes Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham’s Harry……

EUROPA: Man United denied victory at Anderlecht; Lyon, Ajax, Celta Vigo win

English Premier League giants Manchester United were left regretting their missed chances as Belgian side Anderlecht salvaged a late draw in their Europa League quarter-final first leg tie on Thursday night. Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the Red Devils the lead in the 31st minute, before Leander Dendoncker got in front of Matteo Darmian on 86 minutes…

Ancelotti rues Vidal penalty miss in loss to Madrid

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has blamed Arturo Vidal’s first-half penalty miss for his side’s defeat to Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final tie on Wednesday. The hosts got ahead early in the game when Arturo Vidal headed in the opener on 25 minutes, but went on to miss a penalty…