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Womens Football
Will Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon make Africa proud at the Women's World Cup?
15:00 Friday 7th December 2018

Nigeria, South Africa, and Cameroon have all qualified for the Women's World Cup taking place in June. The three countries will represent Africa on French soil having finished first, second and third respectively in the African Cup of Nations,…

Afcon
Can Nigeria exert revenge on South Africa for an AFCON 2019 ticket?
12:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

More than 25,000 Super Eagles fans crammed the Bird’s Nest stadium in Uyo on June 10, 2017. The occasion was Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 curtain-raiser against South Africa. Prior to the game, the South Africans had never beaten Nigeria…

Spain
Samuel Chukwueze: Africa's next La Liga star
09:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There was a time England's Premier League didn't appeal to Africans. Except for a few wild tourists, the Spanish Primera Division was a fortress. Samuel Eto'o, Fredrick Kanoute and Seydou Keita, were the end of an era. Now…

European Football
Is it time for Odion Ighalo to return to Europe?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

June 2018 was a bittersweet month for Odion Ighalo. For the first time in his 18-year football career, he would play at a FIFA World Cup. It was a moment of pride for him and his family. But before the month's end, Ighalo’s World…

Championship
Should Leeds United sign Emmanuel Emenike
15:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Leeds United is on a mission. The Premier League's the ultimate goal. England's second-tier was entirely White after eight rounds. Birmingham splashed a bit of blue on the canvas with a shocking 2-1 defeat at Elland Road Saturday.…

Afcon
AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

Rest Of The World
Ahmed Musa goes from Leicester City reject to Al-Nassr demigod
12:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

Two seasons ago, Ahmed Musa was Leicester City's marquee signing. The Foxes broke their club record to bring the speedy striker from CSKA Moscow. Musa joined the unending queue of expensive mistakes made by Premier League clubs.…

Premier League
Unsuccessful affair: What does the future hold for Watford's Isaac Success?
17:00 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Isaac Success was only 20 when Watford smashed its transfer record to acquire his services. Forget modern-day football's increased prices, the deal simply implied the Hornets sensed some ripe traits beyond his youth. Two years on, name…

World Cup
How can African teams improve at the World Cup?
08:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The story of Africa at the World Cup has been similar to the general African story. Endowed with natural talent, all that is required to achieve greatness. Somehow, that achievement never arrives. From Egypt representing the continent in the…

Premier League
How can Leicester City get the best from Ahmed Musa?
15:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Ahmed Musa has been a ghost at Leicester City. The Nigeria international vanished more often than not in this season's first stanza. If not for Russia, there still wouldn't be any trace of him. Six months at CSKA Moscow proved…

World Cup
African teams at the World Cup: a tale of knockouts
15:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

FIFA hosted its first major tournament in 1930. No African nation was willing to fund a Football Federation let alone the long-distance trip to Uruguay. Many weren’t even interested in football at the time. That notion changed…

World Cup
Concussions at the World Cup: Where is FIFA's head at?
12:00 Thursday 28th June 2018

Here’s an embarrassing story about me.  When I was 11, I tried to emulate David Beckham by cutting stylish slits into my eyebrows. My effort was unsuccessful. The end result of my ill-fated attempt to mimic Mr Spice was, in…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Super Eagles fly unfriendly skies against La Albiceleste
12:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Four times the Super Eagles of Nigeria has faced Argentina in the World Cup group stage. Four times they’ve lost. Once beaten twice shy, they say, what can the Eagles say about four? Still, all is not lost. At least not yet.…

World Cup
Would these CAF nations have represented Africa better at the World Cup?
12:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

If you’re an African watching the World Cup, you're wondering why CAF representatives, bar Senegal, have performed so poorly. Don’t blame talent, you’d be well off the mark. Skill and strength can’t be faulted…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Can Iceland keep the Super Eagles of Nigeria trapped in phone booth?
09:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Every group at the World Cup has that one team that no one expects to go through. In Group A it’s Saudi Arabia. For Group B Iran. Australia would surprise themselves if they make it past Group C. For Group D, however, Nigeria and Iceland…

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