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Five players to watch in Nigeria vs South Africa clash

The Super Eagles could seal qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in their match against South Africa on Saturday at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg. South Africa also have sights on qualification, placed second on the log with a point behind Nigeria. The game also represents a bit of …

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Rohr predicts difficult game against South Africa

Gernot Rohr said Saturday’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier will be the most difficult game against South Africa for his depleted Super Eagles side. Defender Shehu Abdulahi, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho and striker Odion Ighalo are sidelined by injury, while Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is suspended. “This will …

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Injuries to Nacho, Casemiro add to Real Madrid’s woes

As Real Madrid’s injury crisis deepens, defender Nacho Fernandez will miss two months and midfielder Casemiro around three weeks, reports in Spain indicated on Monday. Both players were substituted after sustaining injuries during Real Madrid’s 4-2 La Liga win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Real Madrid said in a statement …

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Ighalo on fire, as Nigeria beat Libya 4-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has set their race to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on a steady movement after defeating the Medettarian Knights of Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Sadium, Uyo. Odion Ighalo wrote his name in gold after scoring three goals , his first hat-trick in …

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Sarri: We need to be better

Maurizio Sarri conceded Chelsea must improve to match league leaders Liverpool after their winning start was ended by West Ham. The pair had been neck-and-neck going into this weekend’s games but Chelsea could not match Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday as they were held at the London Stadium. …

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Let’s save Moses’ career

Victor Moses’ grass to grace story isn’t only interesting but puzzling. He lost his parents in the Kaduna crises, sneaked into London, where he declared himself a refugee and later landed on the football pitch playing for an English club as a rookie. Moses’ silky skills awed those who picked …

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Joshua heavier than Povetkin at title weigh-in

Britain’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley today. Joshua — whose International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association(WBA) and World Boxing Organisation(WBO) titles will be on the line — weighed in …

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