Wayne Rooney was "proud and delighted" to become Manchester United's record scorer after moving onto 250 goals with an injury-time equaliser at Stoke on Saturday.
Rooney had been tied on 249 goals with Sir Bobby Charlton, who has held the record since 1973, after scoring against Reading in the FA Cup Read More
Carlos Tevez has denied reports that he became the highest paid player in world football when he swapped his boyhood club Boca Juniors for the Chinese Super League.
The Argentine international was unveiled by Shanghai Shenhua on Saturday and later trained with his new team-mates for the first time.
But during his Read More
Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo planned move to West Brom has hit the rocks following Stoke City’s last minute signing of Saido Berahino.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis has never hidden his admiration for the Nigerian international and was hoping to a swap Burundi born Berahino who has been itchy to Read More
Herve Renard’s Morocco came roaring back from behind to beat Togo 3-1 in Oyem on Friday and breathe life into their Africa Cup of Nations bid.
In front of a sparse crowd, Mathieu Dossevi had given Togo an early lead in northern Gabon, but goals from Aziz Bouhaddouz and Romain Saiss Read More
Now 36, Gerrard played 710 times for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015, winning nine trophies
Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is to return to the Premier League club as a youth coach.
Gerrard, 36, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, will begin the job in February.
The midfielder left Anfield Read More
The management of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC, has said women and their children under 15 years of age will from Sunday, Jan. 22, watch the team's matches free.
The team's Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ilorin during an interview with the newsmen.
The Executive Secretary Read More
1. The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA has expressed satisfaction with the performances of match officials who handled the opening games of the NPFL.
2. The Referees deserve a pass mark judging from a careful review of their actions, decisions and conduct in the course of the game with particular reference to Read More
The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers NANPF, the official Nigeria players Union affiliated to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC has in its letter dated 12th January 2017 addressed to the President of the NFF petitioned the Football Federation and the Trade Read More
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Bauchi began conducting an inspection of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium ahead of an inspection visit by the Confederation of African Football.
The venue is the home ground of Bauchi-based Wikki Tourists Football Club who is campaigning in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Read More
Manchester United have returned to the top of the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2005.
However, Brexit, which has seen the pound fall against the euro, may see them struggle to stay ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona next year.
The Deloitte study, which has been ranking the Read More
Rangers International, Lobi Stars and Niger Tornadoes have been issued summary jurisdiction notices by the League Management Company (LMC) for various breaches they committed in the course of Match Day 1 of the Nigeria Football Professional League (NPFL) 2016/17 season concluded over the weekend.
It was Rangers that got cited for Read More
Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.
The Dutchman, who was sacked by Manchester United last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford, had told popular daily tabloid Read More
Mohamed Aboutrika, ex-football star has been added to the list of terrorists in the world as ordered by an Egyptian court, his lawyer said Tuesday, based on suspicions that he finances the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
In 2015, a government committee froze the assets of the former player for Cairo-based club Al-Ahly Read More
Ex-Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career.
The 65-year-old van Gaal has been out of work since being sacked by United hours after winning the FA Cup in May 2016.
“I thought maybe I would stop, then I thought it would be Read More
Serena Williams’ goal is clear this year, doing better than 2016.
The American player said she wasn’t satisfied with how the last year went for her.
‘For me, it wasn’t a great season,’ she admitted in the Australian Open pre-tournament presser. ‘I think for other people it would have been wonderful. For Read More
Real Madrid's remarkable 40-game unbeaten run stretching back to April ended in dramatic fashion on Sunday when Sevilla's Stevan Jovetic struck in added time to snatch a 2-1 win and blow the La Liga title race wide open.
Real looked set to go five points clear of rivals Barcelona at the top Read More
Chelsea will struggle to win the Premier League if striker Diego Costa leaves the club, but they should sell him if he is disruptive, says MOTD2 Extra pundit Alan Shearer.
Costa, 28, has reportedly been the subject of an offer to move to China.
Shearer said: "It depends how bad an apple Read More
Everton produced a brilliant performance to stun Manchester City, whose Premier League title hopes are now over according to manager Pep Guardiola.
The Toffees willingly soaked up 71% of City possession but restricted Guardiola's side to few chances and scored with four of just six attempts at goal.
Romelu Lukaku coolly side-footed Read More
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late equaliser earned Manchester United a point they fully deserved after a typically thunderous encounter with Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Liverpool led through James Milner's 27th-minute penalty, awarded after Paul Pogba inexplicably handled a corner as he went up to challenge Dejan Lovren.
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was Liverpool's hero with Read More
Full time: Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1
Honours even, and that feels about right. The gap remains five points between these two, but it could have been more without Zlatan Ibrahimovic's late equaliser as the Liverpool defence started to creak under the pressure. A decent game in the end, but Klopp's Read More
A brilliant Benjamin Moukandjo free-kick was not enough for Cameroon to win their opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday as Burkina Faso battled back to draw 1-1.
Moukandjo, the Indomitable Lions captain, curled in a superb effort from a dead ball 10 minutes before the interval in Read More
Really impressive from Chelsea. They are genuinely one of the best teams I think I've seen in the Premier League... ever. Time will tell if that is a stupid thing to say but they just look so much better than everyone else. They're solid, organised, have a strong centre Read More
90'+4'end 2Second Half ends, Swansea City 0, Arsenal 4.
90'+3'missAttempt missed. Borja Bastón (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie with a cross.
90'+2'free kick lostFoul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal).
90'+2'free kick wonBorja Bastón (Swansea City) wins a free kick Read More
Juary Soares grabbed a dramatic late equaliser for debutants Guinea-Bissau as they recovered from a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike to hold hosts Gabon to a 1-1 draw in the Africa Cup of Nations opening game.
Gabon appeared to be heading for the victory in Saturday’s Group A curtain-raiser after Borussia Dortmund striker Read More
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Here are exciting matches to be played in week 21 in the English Premier League.
Olika Reporters International promises to bring you live commentaries of some of the matches. Read More
CAF executive committee member Ahmad Ahmad said Friday he will challenge long-serving Issa Hayatou and try to unseat him in March for the presidency of the African football body.
Cameroonian Hayatou, 70, has run CAF since succeeding Sudanese Abdel Halim Muhammad in 1988 and is seeking an eighth four-year term.
The CAF Read More
This weekend, the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017 (also referred to as AFCON 2017 or CAN 2017), is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, 14th of January and it appears there will be some activities ahead of that.
American-born Senegalese singer Read More
The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group E alongside South Africa, Libya and Seychelles in the qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The draw was held on Thursday night, January 12.
In the race for the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea, South Africa finished group winners while Read More
The League Management Company, LMC on Thursday at its corporate office in Abuja signed partnership agreements with 3 Radio stations based in Jos, Nasarawa and Kano states respectively.
The ceremony which was performed by the Chairman of LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko unveiled the Radio stations namely Unity Radio of Jos, Platinium Read More
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday placed Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups, Group E.
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Nigeria’s Super Eagles are starting the year as the 50th placed team in the FIFA World Rankings.
According to the rankings table on the website of the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria broke into the first 50 by displacing Burkina Faso who went down by three spots.
The Super Eagles Read More
If 2016 was a season of memorable firsts in tennis, call 2017 the year of the comeback. Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios -- and there are more -- are among those returning to the circuit after being sidelined for differing reasons.
Indeed the way last year concluded, Read More
Super Eagles captain and former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has explained his recent move to the Chinese Premier League to team up with Tianjin Teda.
He said the move was primarily done to aid Nigeria’s push to be at the 2018 World Cup in Brazil.
Mikel was frozen out of the Read More
One of the African referees assembled for the African Nations Cup in Gabon, Nigerian born Abel Baba has touched down Gabon ahead the competition.
Abel Baba of the Kogi State Referees Council who left Murtala Mohammed international Airport enroute Libreville on arrival took part on the pre-competition Fitness Test where he Read More
The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, Fifa has decided.
An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for the 2026 tournament.
The sport's world governing body voted unanimously in favour Read More
The Chinese Super League is gradually gaining some level of prominence as another Nigerian international, Watford striker, Odion Ighalo will this week decide whether he will join compatriot John Obi Mikel in the Chinese Super League.
Ighalo has long been linked with a big-money transfer to China and Watford rejected a Read More
Holders Manchester United will host 2013 winners Wigan Athletic in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Premier League champions Leicester City will travel to Derby County in an East Midlands derby, while Chelsea meet Brentford in a west London derby.
League One Millwall's reward for beating Bournemouth is to host another Read More
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Cristiano Ronaldo's 2017 has begun like 2016 ended, with more silverware.
The soccer superstar can now add "The Best FIFA Men's Player 2016" to his trophy cabinet, after a year in which he landed a double European triumph with club and country, as well as the prestigious Read More
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has written to NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to commiserate with Nigeria over the killing of former youth international, Douglas Uzama.
In a letter dated 6th January and personally signed by him, the FIFA supremo wrote: “I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing the news Read More
Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers will battle Federation Cup winners FC IfeanyiUbah in the annual Charity Cup match in Abuja on Wednesday, 11th January 2017.
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NFF’s Director of Competitions, Mr. Bola Oyeyode said all arrangements have been put in place for the match, scheduled for the Read More
The 2017 NFF Match Commissioners’ seminar will take place at the Sharon Ultimate Hotels, Abuja as from Tuesday, 10th January 2017.
Chairman of the NFF Match Commissioners’ Appointment Committee, Alhaji Babagana Kalli said about 800 match commissioners are expected at the seminar from the 36 States of the Federation and the Read More
President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr. Honour Sirawoo has challenged players that will be representing Nigeria at the African Junior Tennis Championship qualifier slated for Togo to do the nation proud.
Sirawoo, who gave the advice during a visit to the national trial camp of the players Read More
The rumored plot by some executive members of the Nigerian Football Federation,NFF, to impeach their President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick is a reality after all, as investigation by Olika Reporters has revealed that the embattled President truly has many questions to answer.
In a chat with one of the oldest staffs of Read More
It is no longer news that Nigerian born England international player is the most wanted player in Europe today, but what is interesting is the growing list of top clubs that are in chase for the services of the Tottenham player.
This week’s Sunday papers claim that Barcelona will try to Read More
Hon Abdulkabir Ajanah member representing Adavi/Okehi Federal constituency at the House of Representatives said the National Assembly are seriously deliberating to make the sports minster, Solomon Dalung relocate his office to the National Stadium complex.
Ajanah in Okene said the plans is to make the minister take care of sporting facilities Read More
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated lifting the Ballon d'Or for the fourth time with his first goal of 2017 as Real Madrid equaled the Spanish record of arch-rival Barcelona with a 5-0 rout of Granada Saturday -- its 39th game unbeaten.
Portugal's Ronaldo showed off his FIFA World Player of the Year trophies Read More
Premier League sides Bournemouth, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion were knocked out of the FA Cup by lower league opposition in the third round.
A much-changed Bournemouth were beaten 3-0 by League One Millwall, while Stoke lost 2-0 at home to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Brom lost 2-1 at home Read More
Wayne Rooney has moved level with Sir Bobby Charlton as Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer.
The 31-year-old's FA Cup strike against Reading took him to 249 in 543 games, reaching the landmark 215 matches and four seasons quicker than Charlton.
The record had stood since 1973 but Rooney now seems certain to Read More
On Friday, John Obi Mikel has announced he is leaving Chelsea to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA after ten and a half years at Stamford Bridge.
The Nigerian international midfielder confirmed his departure on social media, saying it was "time for me to say goodbye" after 10 years at Read More