The worldâ€™s attention shifts to Angola from today as 16 teams get ready to rumble for the right to called the continentâ€™s soccer king at the African Cup of Nations, a tournament which is steeped in rich tradition and rivalry amongst competing teams, even as it has always thrown up exciting talents, most of whom have gone on to captivate the world attention in other top-rated competitions.Read More
When the African Nations Cup started in 1957, only four countries namely Egypt, Ethiopia and host, Sudan were participants. The fourth country, South Africa could not join because they were disqualified owing to their apartheid policy.Read More
The 27th Africa Cup of Nations beginning this weekend in Angola would not have come at a better time as it presents the best opportunity for followers of African football to know which among the acclaimed giants of African football indeed deserves that tag.Read More
Inter Milan and Cameroon star, Samuel Etoâ€™o will be going head to head for the Angola 2010 golden boot award.
Etoâ€™o emerged the top scorer at the last edition of the Nations Cup in Ghana and he has reiterated his desired to main the top stop when the tournament begin Sunday. But Etoâ€™o has to contend with Drogba who is spearheading Ivorian campaign to win their second nations cup. There are other strikers like Emmanuel Adebayor, Freddie Kanoute, and maybe Obafemi Martins who would want to stake a claim to the top scorer title.
The Super Eagles have promised to surpass their previous bronze medal performances in the Africa Cup of Nations in the 27th edition holding in Angola.Read More
Warri Wolves currently second on the league table will this afternoon be guests to Port Harcourt-based side Dolphins FC. Wolves lost the top spot to Enyimba before the break and they do not intend to worsen matters by losing today.Read More
NPL boss Oyuiki Obaseki last week led his team to Globacom to further negotiate the sponsorship of the Premier league.Read More
Former General Manager of Warri Wolves Mike Idoko has again reiterated his decision not to contest in the forthcoming NPL elections.Read More
Bayelsa United FC winners of the Globacom Premier League last season are definitely not enjoying a run this season.Read More
Big, strong and reliable Rashidi Yekini bestrode the African
Nations Cup turf scoring goals with easy grace, he won gold, silver and bronze in four editions, but there was one bridge the gangling striker couldnâ€™t cross and that was Laurent Pokuâ€™s all time highest goal scorerâ€™s record.
Nigeria Football Federation has explained why it is going on a dollar spree on the Eagles as they start campaigns in the Africa Cup of Nations that kicks off in Angola this weekend.Read More
By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja After their training in Durban, the Eagles’ players have been scheduled to leave South Africa todayÂ aboard a chartered flight straight to Benguela, Angola for their African Cup of Nations campaign.Nigeria, alongside Egypt, Mozambique and Benin Republic would play their group matches in Benguela.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists Oyo State Council has declared its overwhelming support for the candidature of Elder Bode Oyewole as representative of the South West on the Board of the Nigeria Premier League at the March 2010 election of the league body.Read More
It was a parade of ex-internationals as ESPN at the weekend defeated Archers Basketball team and emerged champions of the maiden Senate President, David Mark Basketball championhip in Oturkpo, Benue State.Read More
Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, is set to broadcast live 28 matches of the Orange/CAF Nations Cup tagged Angola 2010 to 80 million Nigerians as the tournament runs January 10 -31.Read More