Burkina Faso and Cameroon on Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon after the final group A matches. Burkina Faso beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 in their match at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville, while a 0-0 draw between Cameroon and Gabon at Stade de Franceville in Franceville was
Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke has revealed to SportingLife that he is ‘not happy’ that the Super Eagles of Nigeria is not participating at the ongoing 2017 African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Gabon. Nigeria failed to qualify for two consecutive AFCON competitions (2015 and 2017) after winning their third title in 2013. “Am not happy that
Barcelona FC of Spain have dropped a shocking hint that they could sell Lionel Messi, after the player's agent revealed to them that the 29 year old wants to be the highest paid footballer on the planet with his new contract. Barca stars Luis Suarez and Neymar recently signed new deals with the club worth around £21m-a-year but Messi who recently
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel made a debut for his Chinese club Tianjin Teda Wednesday in a friendly against Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. The former Chelsea star showed signs of satisfaction as he posed with his teammates before kickoff. The match which ended 1-2 in favour of the visiting Bundesliga side stood at 1-1 at first half.
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey squad as the LaLiga leaders prepare to face Celta Vigo in the quarter-finals. Ronaldo was absent from both legs in the previous round against Sevilla, as a 3-0 win and thrilling, last-gasp 3-3 draw took Zinedine Zidane’s side through. Madrid are seeking a response in Wednesday’s first leg
Despite the turmoil facing the former Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike in Fenerbahce SK, SportingLife can exclusively reveal that the former Karabukspor ace turned down offer worth €4m (N2bn) euros per annum from Fenerbahce’s fierce rivals Besiktas to snatch away the bully striker surprisingly early last year. It was gathered through a
The 2017 NFF Match Commissioners’ seminar began in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Tuesday, with NFF President Amaju Pinnick declaring that the federation would start suspending match commissioners who are found guilty of dereliction of duty and/or whose reports are inconsistent with independent match reports. To this end, the