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Moses, Oshoala, Wins Aiteo/NFF Player Of The Year Award

Victor Moses has been named player of the year at the inaugural edition of the AITEO/NFF Football Awards. The ceremony took place at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday. Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons star, won the player of the year in the female category. Plateau United coach, Kennedy Boboye, was named …

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Messi Ends Chelsea Drought To Give Barcelona Last-16 Edge

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte rued one costly mistake as Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea 15 minutes from the end, as Andres Iniesta punished the …

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Referee Gives 10 Red Cards, Eight Yellows In Brazilian Match

Brazilian footballers are traditionally known for their skill on the ball, but there wasn’t much on show in the Bahia state championship match between Vitoria and Bahia. After a feisty first half featuring six bookings and Denilson’s goal for the hosts, things really got out of hand after the break. Bahia were awarded a penalty …

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FA Cup: Rochdale 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Steve Davies’ dramatic injury-time equaliser earned League One Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay against Tottenham. Harry Kane’s 88th-minute penalty looked to have secured the Premier League club’s place in the quarter-finals, but Davies fired home in the third minute of added time. Dale had earlier taken the lead when Ian Henderson finished a counter-attack …

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Lukaku Eases Man Utd Into Cup Quarters Despite VAR Troubles

Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho’s men. Juan Mata thought he had put United into a 2-0 lead just before half-time only for …

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UEFA: Liverpool 5-0 Porto

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions League quarter-finals. Mane fired the away side ahead in the first leg of the last-16 clash, before Mohamed Salah’s audacious finish quickly made it two. The Senegalese forward …

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Zidane Expects Real To ‘Suffer’ In Paris After First-Leg Win

Zinedine Zidane warned his Real Madrid players that they can expect to suffer in the return leg of their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a 3-1 comeback victory on Wednesday. The reigning European champions stunned the PSG of Neymar in the last 16, first-leg showdown with two goals in …

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NFF Names New Coaches For Super Eagles, Olympics team, Others

The Nigeria Football Federation on Monday released the names of coaching crews of all the National Teams, bar those of the main Senior Men Team (Super Eagles), U20 Women (Falconets) and U17 Women (Flamingos) whose contracts are running. Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed ‘Fresh’ told thenff.com that the appointments are …

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PHOTOS: Nike Unveils Super Eagles Kits For Russia 2018 World Cup

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Super Eagles Beat Sudan, To Play Morocco In The Final

The Super Eagles on Wednesday night qualified for the final of Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship final after beating Sudan 1-0 at the Stade de Marrakech. Gabriel Okechukwu scored the only of the match when he beat goalkeeper Elhadi Akram from close range with a low shot in the 17th minute.. Substitute goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye, who …

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