AL HILAL striker Odion Ighalo has slammed critics who have questioned his inclusion in the Super Eagles squad for this month’s Qatar 2022 World Cup playoffs against Ghana, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Ighalo makes a return to the squad for the game against the Black Stars after his former club Al Shabab refused to release him for the recent Africa ...

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo talks about being out from football for five months, missing the AFCON, the crucial Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off versus Ghana later this month and more, in this interview with JOHNNY EDWARD  What was it like being out of football for over five months? I’m happy about the fact that I have started playing ...

FEAR has gripped Ghanaian fans ahead of the Black Stars Qatar 2022 World Cup play-offs against Nigeria, after Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen, was spotted at the Emirates Stadium in England last Saturday watching the Arsenal versus Brentford Premier League clash. Eguevoen and his assistants have been on a tour of England, where they have met with several Eagles ...

The Confederation of African Football on Monday informed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the Super Eagles will now take on Ghana’s Black Stars on new dates. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, disclosed in a statement that the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off round fixture between Nigeria and Ghana would not hold on the earlier announced dates. The two ...

Royal Charleroi have confirmed that Super Eagles defender Valentine Ozornwafor is in good condition following a major scare on Saturday night, after he collapsed twice in The Zebras’s 3-0 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi in the Belgian topflight. The two-cap Eagles defender was taken off in added time of the first half and was ...

Several Super Eagles players will be in action this weekend across Europe as the leagues continue, after the return of European football midweek. KELVIN EKERETE takes a look at some of the players to watch out for on Friday and Saturday Ola Aina (Juventus vs Torino, Friday) Aina will be hoping to make his first appearance for Torino since returning ...

THESE are definitely not the best of times for Sparta Rotterdam Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye. The rising shot stopper had an amazing career progress in 2020, when he joined Dutch Eredivisie side Sparta from the second team of Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf. On arrival in Rotterdam, Okoye quickly got to business, displacing Dutchmen Tim Coremans and Benjamin van Leer ...

SUPER EAGLES head coach Austin Eguavoen is already having sleepless nights over the players to select for the crucial Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off against Ghana next month. The Eagles slug it out with the Black Stars in Cape Coast on March 24, before both teams clash again at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja three days later. Eguavoen ...

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa and his vice captain William Troost-Ekong has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure the fans come in their numbers, as well as provide a good pitch for their crucial Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off versus Ghana in Abuja. Nigeria, who have featured in six of the past seven World Cups, slug it out ...

In light of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the day in a very special way by taking a look at Nigerian footballers and their partners. More often than we know, our favourite sportspeople get their support system from their significant others and today we appreciate them all in the name of love. PUNCH Sports Extra takes a look at the love ...