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Barca’s Messi Wins 6th Ballon d’Or Crown

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has regained the Ballon d’Or crown after winning the 2019 edition in Paris France, to take a record sixth award, pipping Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo, as world best player. The Argentine superstar held off the challenge of Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who recognised he had been beaten by “someone a little bit better” as he settled for second place. Van Dijk’s teammate Sadio Mane finished fourth while attacking partner Mohamed Salah finished fifth, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe receiving the sixth-highest number of…

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Tottenham Name Mourinho As New Manager

…….After Sack Of Pochettino Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. “The quality in both the squad and the academy excites me,” said the 56-year-old Portuguese. “Working with these players is what has attracted me.” Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.” Tottenham reached the Champions League final last season under Pochettino, but lost…

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Olympic Eagles Begin U23 AFCON Title Defence On A Losing Note

………Nigeria 0-1 Cote d’Ivoire The Nigeria U23 team started their campaign at the ongoing 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations on a losing note as they were defeated 1-0 at Al-Salam Stadium, Cairo by their West African neighbours Cote d’Ivoire. Silas Gnaka’s goal from the penalty spot in the 78th minute made the difference as Nigeria’s recent poor run at the age-grade competition continued. The Olympic Eagles finished the game with 10 men following the red card handed to defender Harold Ndah in the 71st minute. After Nigerian teams failed in both the Africa…

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FIFA Under-17 World Cup:  Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Defeat Hungary

……….In Brazil Almost all the impact players for the Golden Eaglets in Saturday night’s 4-2 defeat of Hungary in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament in Brazil are products of the annual Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles Championships, including the goal scorers. The competition, sponsored by NFF’s partner, Zenith Bank Plc, was launched in 2016 and has been widely lauded for its vision, with both U-13 and U-15 competitions running side-by-side right from the states to the zones and then to the national finals. Samson Tijani,…

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 Brazil Force Super Eagles To 1-1 In Singapore

Brazil lost Neymar to an early injury scare and stuttered to a 1-1 draw with Nigeria as their post-Copa America malaise continued in Singapore. Having last month restored him to the starting XI, Paris Saint Germain will have been especially concerned when Neymar clutched at his hamstring as he headed to the bench in the 12th minute of Sunday’s international friendly. Joe Aribo fired Nigeria into the lead not long later before Casemiro scrambled Brazil level within three minutes of the interval. The Real Madrid midfielder went closest to winning…

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Sports Minister Relocates Office To Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has relocated his office to the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja. The move, made on Monday, is in line with the minister’s promise to ensure that the nation’s sports facilities become hubs of activities and fully functional. During an interactive session with the Press Unit of the ministry, Dare asserted that the Youth and Sports Ministry was a critical artery to Nigeria’s human capital development, adding that 13 ministries had youth development as part of their budgets and mandate. The Federal Ministry…

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Taribo: How Italian Mafia Sent Me Out Of AC Milan

Ex-Super Eagles defender Taribo West says he was sent packing from Italian giants AC Milan by The Mafia. Taribojoined The Rossoneri from city rivals Inter Milan in December 1999 and made just four appearances before he was sent on loan to Derby County, then in the English Premier League. In an interview with ScoreNigeria, West said Italian mafia could not accept the fact that an African defender would play ahead of their Italian club legends Allesandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi. “The Mafia would do anything in their powers to…

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Elated Siasia Celebrates Mum’s Freedom From Abductors

 “Received a call from my wife this morning that my mom and others have been released. I am grateful to Nigerians for their prayers and to everyone that had a hand directly or indirectly in their release. “My mom is fine but she has to go for medical checkup. I can now shift focus to the FIFA issue”. Thank God . The 80-year old mother regains freedom after 75 days in kidnappers’ den. The release comes two months after she was abducted in her country home in Adoni community, Sagbama…

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Buhari Congratulates D’Tigers For Beating China, Qualifying For Olympics 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nigerians and Basketball fans all over the world in celebrating D’Tigers for a successful outing at FIBA World Cup 2019, defeating China, 86-73, and securing a place for Olympics 2020. President Buhari congratulates the team for the energetic, resilient and skillful outing that saw them out-playing and out-pacing opponents during the tournament, assuring the team that the nation remains proud of them. The President commends officials and technical hands for the commitment and investments in ensuring that the D’Tigers emerged victorious with all the odds of…

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Feet ‘N’ Tricks Names Fashanu, Ikpeba, Tonto, Others Ambassadors

……….for 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship Feet ‘N’ Tricks International Limited, organisers of the Nigerian and African Freestyle Football Championships, has named its ambassadors for the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship to hold in Lagos between September 14th and 15th,  2019   Former professional English footballer, John Fashanu; former Nigerian footballer, Victor Ikpeba; Nollywood actors, Tonto Dikeh and Williams Uchemba are some of the brand ambassadors for this year’s competition.   Others are Nigerian street dance sensation Poco Lee; hype man/MC, Kunle Oshodi-Glover popularly known as Shody; ex-Big Brother Naija contestant and…

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