Nigeria records 587 new cases of COVID-19 as total exceeds 17,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 587 new COVID-19 cases in the country. Making the announcement Wednesday night via its Twitter handle, the NCDC listed the new total as 17,735. While 5,967 have been discharged from the…

Nigeria records 490 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday said Nigeria recorded 490 new cases of the novel coronavirus. The new figures put total infections in the country at 17,148 with 5,623 persons discharged after treatment and 455 deaths, according to…

Beach Soccer W’Cup: Whipping boys Nigeria face Brazil (Punch)

Nigeria will on Tuesday (today) play against Brazil in their last Group D match at the ongoing FIFA Beach World Cup in Paraguay. The Super Sand Eagles were on Sunday beaten 6-5 by Oman in their second match after a…

Pele’s ‘1,000th goal’ scored 50 years ago today (Punch)

The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama, whose vast ranks of fans gave the iconic…

Barca players offered to delay salaries for Neymar (Punch)

Gerard Pique has suggested that members of the Barcelona squad were open to restructuring their salaries in order to boost the club’s chances of re-signing Neymar. Throughout the summer transfer window, Neymar was strongly linked with a return to Camp…

Football fans seek more coordinated play from Golden Eaglets (DailyTrust)

Some football enthusiasts in Ebonyi have urged Golden Eaglets to be more coordinated as the team progresses in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. The fans urged the team not to be carried away by their 3-2 victory over…

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Zenith Bank/NFF Future Eagles put Hungary to the sword

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,…

Super Eagles hold Brazil in Singapore (Nation)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday afternoon drew 1-1 against Brazil in Singapore. Joe Aribo scored the first goal of the game in the 34th minute to gift the Super Eagles the lead Moses Simon had controlled Victor Osimhen’s…

Super Eagles challenge Brazil in Singapore (Thisday)

Three-time African champions, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, will this afternoon in Singapore take on arguably football’s most glamorous national team, Brazil, in a mouthwatering friendly encounter. Fresh off a 2-2 draw with Ukraine in another international friendly last month, the Super…

Brazil Vs Nigeria: More than a friendly encounter (ThisDay)

Most of Nigeria’s major encounters with Brazil have all been at the Olympics Games and once at the U21 World Championship in 1989 in Chile, aside from the friendly game in Abuja. However, it was not until the Atlanta ’96…

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