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AFCON 2019: Big stars come, big stars go
12:01 Thursday 11th July 2019

The African Cup of Nations is like any major international tournament. The bigger nations with known stars are expected to pull their weight and reach the latter stages of the knockout rounds. For the most part, that has been the case. There…

What's wrong with Nigeria's attack?
12:00 Friday 5th July 2019

The 2019 African Cup of Nations group stage is complete. The Round of 16 begins today. All of the top nations arrived at the party.  The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain among the favourites to claim the title despite a shocking group…

Will a blunt attack cost Nigeria the AFCON?
08:00 Monday 24th June 2019

It has been a busy year so far. Hasn't it? From the domestic leagues to Europe, international competition rolled in immediately with the Copa America, AFCON and Gold Cup. The women are on show, too, at the World Cup in France. Football…

Five Super Eagles players everyone wants to see right now
15:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

When Gernot Rohr leads out his Super Eagles to the Stephen Keshi stadium in Delta State on March 22, it’ll be his 25th match in charge. Not many managers last that long with the three-time African Champions. In terms of performance, Rohr…

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…

Super Eagles showdown with Zambia for World Cup place
11:00 Saturday 7th October 2017

Nigeria's Super Eagles trade tackles with Zambia today to decide their respective World Cup fates. The Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo will be rocking. After breezing past fellow African giants Algeria and Cameroon in the so-called Group of Death,…

Riyad Mahrez joins list of one season wonders
11:00 Tuesday 11th April 2017

Last season saw the biggest miracle and upset in modern day football. Leicester defied all odds and lifted the Premier League title after a scintillating campaign. The team were practically faultless throughout the year and one of their stars…

Why the Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo partnership isn’t bearing fruit for Watford this season
11:30 Monday 2nd January 2017

Watford suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year's Day, in a game that, once again, saw strikers Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo fail to make a telling impact together. Last season, the two centre-forwards were on fire…

What has happened to Watford's Odion Ighalo?
11:30 Monday 5th December 2016

Watford striker Odion Ighalo made a 13-minute cameo in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion and has now gone eight games without a goal in the Premier League. Just what has happened to the Hornets' key man this season as he looks completely…

7 Premier League stars with a point to prove after the international break
11:05 Wednesday 16th November 2016

So many things are bound to happen after an international break. Fit players returning to their clubs with a knock, the in form ones coming back only to suffer a dip, which could all of a sudden hamper a team's fine run. However, all of these…