30 C
Lagos, South Africa and New York
Monday, September 21, 2020

Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years

Rome, Sept. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) The decision by Juventus to hand the reins of coaching its team to untried Andrea Pirlo promises to make this season’s Serie A title race one of the most open in years. Already, a queue of clubs are waiting to...

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th

By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus Ilorin, Sept. 17, 2020 Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ranking placed on the world football governing...

Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo

Barcelona (Spain), Sept. 17, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) FC Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights relating to his own logo. This was after the European Union’s top court on Thursday dismissed an appeal against the player from a Spanish...

COVID-19 pandemic to cost football N5.4trn this year —- FIFA

Bern (Switzerland), Sept. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost club football 14 billion dollars (about N5.4 trillion) this year worldwide, a leading official at global football body FIFA said on Wednesday. Olli Rehn, who heads the FIFA committee set up to...

African countries gear up for return to international football

Cape Town, Sept.16, 2020 (Reuters/ NAN) African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to...

Benfica out of UEFA Champions League qualifying round

Salonika (Greece), Sept. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former European Cup winners Benfica crashed out of the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday after a shock 2-1 defeat at PAOK Salonika. Serbia winger Andrija Zivkovic scored against his former club Benfica a week after...

Spurs in talks with Real Madrid to have Bale back

London, Sept. 16, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Real Madrid to have winger Gareth Bale back, his agent said on Tuesday, as the Wales international looks to end his troubled spell at the Spanish club. Bale made over 200 appearances for English...

Arsenal tie down striker Aubameyang with new three-year deal

London, Sept.15, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday, ending speculation over a potential exit as he entered the final year of his contract. Aubameyang’s decision to stay with Arsenal will be...

Kano Pillars resume training after COVID -19 break

By Muhammad Nur Tijani Kano, Sept. 15, 2020 Kano Pillars Football Club have resumed training ahead of the new season after COVID-19 break. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government suspended the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and other sports in...

Pjanic always confident he will play with “greatest-ever” Messi

Barcelona (Spain), Sept. 15, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Miralem Pjanic said he never doubted he would end up playing with Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona this season, when he was presented as the club’s new player on Tuesday. FC Barcelona signed Pjanic from Juventus at the end...
WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Open chat
Send us your story