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Pinnick: Nigeria Will Not Bow To FIFA Pressure – Dalung

LAGOS AUGUST 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has said they will not be scared by the world football governing body FIFA. The Minister told KweséESPN on Friday in Kampala that since Nigeria is a sovereign state, they will not bow to pressures from FIFA. Earlier in the week FIFA issued Nigeria with an ultimatum […]

Hard-Fighting Nigerian Girls Knocked Out Of U20 World Cup

LAGOS AUGUST 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria have been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup after first-half goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patricia Guijarro sealed a 2-1 win for Spain on Thursday in Concarneau. Despite a much-improved and purposeful second-half showing against the Europeans, which culminated in Peace Efih halving the deficit, the hard-fighting […]

World Cup Champion France Tops FIFA Rankings, Absent Ghana On The Rise

LAGOS AUGUST 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-World Cup champion France is No. 1 in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years. Germany, the previous World Cup champion, dropped from first to 15th on Thursday after its elimination in the group stage. The U.S., which did not qualify for the World Cup, advanced three spots to […]

Victor Moses Announces Retirement From International Football

LAGOS AUGUST 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Super Eagles player, Victor Moses, has announced his retirement from international football. Moses made the announcement on his Instagram page. He went on to reveal the reasons for his retirement: “However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club […]

FIFA Set To Clamp Down On Nigerian Football

LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Fifa have handed Nigeria and Ghana stern warnings to fix their issues or they risk being hit with suspensions. The tussle for power in the Nigeria Football Federation is still ongoing with Chris Giwa and Amaju Pinnick factions yet to settle their differences – a consequence which led to the delay in […]

How Nigerian Players Fared In Europe This Weekend

LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-KweséESPN reviews the weekend performance of Nigerian players across Europe’s top leagues. England Premier League Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi both played the full 90 minutes were both in Leicester City’s 2-1 opening day defeat away at Manchester United. Victor Moses was an 81st-minute substitute for Chelsea, who secured a 3-0 away […]

Cycling Lagos 2018: Organisers Parade Partners, Cyclists At Mini Tour Ahead Of Grand Finale

LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It was a parade of corporate partners and cyclists as the city of Lagos witnessed the Cycling Lagos Mini Tour on August 10 in readiness for the highly anticipated international cycling event scheduled for August 25, 2018. The Tour which took off from Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, and terminated at […]

Cameroon’ll Be Ready To Host African Nations Cup In 2019- Eto’o

Cameroon will be ready to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next year, Samuel Eto’o has told RFI. Suggestions that Cameroon would not be ready for the tournament, expanded to 24 teams and scheduled in the summer for the first time, have plagued the build-up, with Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad […]

Ahmed Musa Gets Outrageous Reception Upon Arrival At Saudi Arabia (SEE VIDEO)

LAGOS AUGUST 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Ahmed Musa’s move from Leicester City to Al-Nassr FC appears to have gone down well with the club’s fans, who gave the Nigeria international an outrageous reaction upon his arrival in Saudi Arabia. In a video shared on his @AhmedMusa718 Twitter handle, the former CSKA Moscow forward is seem being mobbed by […]

Tanzania Appoint Ex-Super Eagles Striker, Amunike As Head Coach

LAGOS AUGUST 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Tanzania unveiled former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amunike as their new head coach on Monday. The Tanzania Football Federation confirmed the appointment on their official Twitter handle, with Amunike being unveiled by TFF President Wallace Karia in Dar es Salaam. The 47-year-old, who has been without a job since leaving Sudan’s Al Khartoum […]

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