NIGERIA VS COLOMBIA: MATCH PREVIEW AS FLAMINGOS TARGET FINAL

The Nigerian u17 women’s national team will advance to the championship match with a win over the South Americans. Nigeria’s Flamingos will battle South American nation Colombia for a place in the final of the 2022 FIFA u17 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa. Nigeria enjoyed a dramatic triumph over favourites United States in the quarterfinals to reach the last four. The coach Bankole Olowookeere-tutored girls held the Americans to a 1-1 draw in normal time before edging the resultant penalty shootout 4-3 to advance at the expense of the Yanks.

Earlier, the Flamingos suffered a 2-1 opening-day defeat to Germany in Group B but recovered to crush New Zealand 4-0 and Chile 2-1 to finish as runners-up. Colombia also emerged as second from a group that had Spain, Mexico, and China. The Coffee Growers lost 1-0 to the Europeans but bounced back to beat the Chinese 2-0 and the Mexicans 2-1 for a place in the quarters. Reputed for being one of the  internet’s biggest medical voices, Aproko Doctor took a spin with Babajide Guerrero where he shared a football side of him that many do not know. In the quarterfinals, the Colombians thrashed Tanzania 3-0 to set up a date with Nigeria. Continue reading ”                NIGERIA VS COLOMBIA: MATCH PREVIEW AS FLAMINGOS TARGET FINAL”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: SALAH ENDS GOAL DROUGHT

Mohamed Salah has ended his goal drought after he scored the opener for Liverpool during their Champions League win over Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night. Liverpool and Ajax met at Anfield in a Group A clash with African football star Salah getting the first goal of the game as he helped his team to an important win. The Egyptian international was able to put an end to his six-game goal drought.

Liverpool came into the home game with Ajax Amsterdam on the back of a poor result against Italian side Napoli in their first Champions League group game this season. Polish midfielder Piotr Zelinksi was the star of the show for hosts Napoli after he scored a brace in addition to an assist to lead his Italian team to a 4-1 victory at the expense of African football star Salah and his Liverpool team. Continue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: SALAH ENDS GOAL DROUGHT”

SALAH ON SONG AGAINST CITY

African football star Mohamed Salah was on song as his Liverpool side won the Community Shield this year by beating Manchester City. The two teams met at the King Power Stadium, the home of Leicester City, to determine who will succeed the Foxes as Community Shield winners. Leicester City won last year’s Community Shield by beating Manchester City 1-0 thanks to the late goal from Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Community Shield is contested by the winners of the FA Cup and the Premier League. Manchester City won the Premier League title for the fourth time in five seasons last season, while Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final to win the competition after the two teams had played goalless in 120 minutes. Continue reading “SALAH ON SONG AGAINST CITY”

          NEWCASTLE FACE SHOCK COMPETITION FOR £12M TARGET LIKENED TO MANE

Newcastle United target Bamba Dieng is now reportedly in talks with Bundesliga side SC Freiburg, with the German club keen to sign the Senegal international this summer. According to L’Equipe, Freiburg are in negotiations with the player and club over a potential signing, though as stated in the report, Marseille want €15m (£12m) for their star attacker should he leave this summer, a fee that the Breisgau side don’t appear willing to meet.

Dieng has been linked heavily with a move to Newcastle this summer following a fantastic year for club and country where the attacker played a key role in Marseille’s qualification for the UEFA Champions League and Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Cameroon, as well as booking their place for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Indeed, the versatile attacked has enjoyed a brilliant 2022, yet reports that Freiburg want to sign Dieng could come as a shock to many fans given the Bundesliga side’s style of play which essentially counteracts what the Senegal forward enjoys doing on the pitch. Continue reading ”          NEWCASTLE FACE SHOCK COMPETITION FOR £12M TARGET LIKENED TO MANE”

MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN

German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are not the only ones in the chase for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane who has a year left on his current deal at An field. It has been reported that African football star Mane is keen to leave Liverpool this summer as he has set sights on a new challenge. His last match as a Liverpool player could be the Champions League final which ended in disappointment for him and his colleagues following the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

Transfer guru Graeme Bailey has disclosed that two other clubs are interested in African football player Mane in addition to Bayern Munich. It was stated that French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are one of those two teams. The African football star could be the replacement for Argentine international Angel Di Maria who will leave PSG this summer after his contract at the French club expires. Di Maria has already been linked with a free transfer move to Italian Serie A club Juventus this summer. Continue reading “MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN”

MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN

German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are not the only ones in the chase for Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane who has a year left on his current deal at Anfield. It has been reported that African football star Mane is keen to leave Liverpool this summer as he has set sights on a new challenge. His last match as a Liverpool player could be the Champions League final which ended in disappointment for him and his colleagues following the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.


Transfer guru Graeme Bailey has disclosed that two other clubs are interested in African football player Mane in addition to Bayern Munich. It was stated that French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are one of those two teams. The African football star could be the replacement for Argentine international Angel Di Maria who will leave PSG this summer after his contract at the French club expires. Di Maria has already been linked with a free transfer move to Italian Serie A club Juventus this summer. Continue reading “MANE CHASE: TWO TEAMS JOIN BAYERN”

UCL: MANE INSTRUMENTAL TO COMEBACK WIN

African football star Sadio Mane was an influential player for his Liverpool team as they came from behind to beat Villarreal in the second leg as far as their UEFA Champions League (UCL) last four tie is concerned. Senegalese international Mane scored the third goal for Liverpool as they were able to seal a 3-2 comeback victory at the expense of Europa League holders Villarreal despite trailing with a two-goal deficit at the end of the first half.


Mane has had a phenomenal year till date after he led Senegal to conquer African football by winning the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament for the first time in their history. He also helped the country qualify for the World Cup later this year in addition to playing a big role for Liverpool in their quest to win the quadruple. Mane was in the Liverpool team that beat Chelsea on penalties in the Carabao Cup final at the end of February to win the first trophy in their quadruple quest. Continue reading “UCL: MANE INSTRUMENTAL TO COMEBACK WIN”

                       AN OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA’S AFCON QUALIFYING GROUP

Nigeria’s opponents for the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers were drawn on Tuesday in South Africa. Against all odds, the Super Eagles had conquered the continent for the third time in South Africa in 2013. It was an unprecedented triumph especially considering the sloppy start the Stephen Keshi-led team had to overcome. Sunday Mba’s brave winner was the difference on that night against Burkina Faso. It created memories that’d be difficult to erase especially considering a good number of members of the squad were home based.

A group comprising South Africa, Congo Brazzaville and Sudan saw Nigeria finish third, with 8 points from a possible 18 and missed out on the 2015 AFCON. It was a repeat of the 2012 low and a testament to the fact that the Super Eagles bounce back rather wobbly and sloppily. When mishandled, it could be borderline catastrophic. Continue reading ”                       AN OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA’S AFCON QUALIFYING GROUP”

MANE, SALAH LEAD LIVERPOOL TO GLORY

African Football stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah played their respective parts as they helped Liverpool to win the Carabao Cup title this season. The Reds saw off Chelsea on penalties on Sunday to win the first major domestic of this season as far as the English top flight is concerned.

The African football duo of Mane and Salah were part of the Liverpool front trio alongside new signing Luis Diaz, but they were unable to breach the Chelsea rearguard for the entire duration of the game. The two African football stars came into the game on the back of scoring two goals each during the last league game at home to Leeds United. Salah and Mane scored two goals apiece to help Liverpool to the 6-0 thumping of Leeds United at home. Continue reading “MANE, SALAH LEAD LIVERPOOL TO GLORY”

AFCON: IT’S SENEGAL OR EGYPT

It was clear that African football will have a new champion when the Algerians were knocked out of the group stage courtesy the 3-1 loss to Ivory Coast in their last game as far as the ongoing 2021 AFCON tournament is concerned.

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The Fennec Foxes of Algeria conquered African football at the last edition of the AFCON tournament in Egypt thanks to the 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final. The Algerians were one of the favourites to rule African football at the end of the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon only for them to produce a poor outing. Algeria skipper RiyadMahrez from Premier League side Manchester City and his players could only record a solitary point from their three games in Group E. They were stunned to a goalless draw by Sierra Leone before the 1-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea. The aforementioned loss to the Ivorians sealed their fate in the group as they exited the tournament unexpectedly.
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