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
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
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.
Christiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s rebranded player of the year award yesterday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi. Messi was pulled out of the ceremony only a few hours earlier by his club Barcelona. Ronaldo, 31, was rewarded for a year in which he won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and the Euro 2016 with Portugal. Argentine Messi