Novak Djokovic failed to train hard enough and will not regain the top world ranking unless he “puts in the hours”, former coach Boris Becker says, after the pair split, AFP reports. Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam titles – six under Becker – but on Tuesday the Serb confirmed rumours that he and the German legend had parted ways after three

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United States-based forward Francisca Ordega has regretted playing for the Super Falcons, saying she would have opted for another country because of a lack of support for women’s football in Nigeria, AfricanFootball.com reports. Ordega won her third African Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon on Saturday, but she said the neglect of

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Former Nigeria midfielder, Justice Christopher, has praised Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for believing in young players. He also commended the German coach for selecting his team based on the players’ current form. The Eagles boast good young players such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Musa Mohammed and Oghenekaro

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Victor Moses has said he hopes to repay the confidence Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has in him. The Nigeria star has named as the PFA Fans Player of the Month for November after he started Chelsea’s last seven games under Conte. This has been a sharp departure from previous seasons when he was shipped out on loan to other Premier

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Atletico Madrid can make club history at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as the Spaniards look for a record sixth group stage win with both teams through to the last 16, AFP reports. Diego Simeone’s team arrive in Munich as the only side with a 100 per cent record in Europe after five wins from five. The Group D leaders are six points clear of

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Cameroon coach Enow Ngachu on Sunday conceded that Nigeria were superior in Saturday’s African Women’s Cup of Nations final at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. The Super Falcons won the encounter 1-0 courtesy of France-based forward Desire Oparanozie’s late strike to rule the elite women’s tournament for the eighth time (1998,

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Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal that former Chelsea ace Celestine Babayaro was the brain behind Leicester City splurge on Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. During the summer when the English champions lost N’golo Kante to Chelsea, Claudio Ranieri who is still very close to Babayaro after the pair first met at Chelsea, asked his former

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