Victor Osimhen’s buoyant start to life at Napoli has been a source of optimism for Nigerian football fans. Certainly, the best is still to come for the most expensive Nigerian footballer of all time. Osimhen will be returning for Nigeria’s first competitive match since scoring three times against Benin and Lesotho a year ago. Victor…

July 20, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

After a nine-year Western domination, the trophy goes to North Africa as Algeria claim the 2019 Africa cup of Nations after a fantastic tournament. The desert foxes lifted the continental crown for the second time as Djamel Belmadi’s side need no further validation of their philosophy.  Headlined by Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, the Algerians were…

July 15, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

It had been a tough ride and a draining emotional rollercoaster.  The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign ground to a halt at the semifinals when supreme quality prevailed. Nigeria should have been the better-prepared side having played their quarterfinal match 24 hours earlier than Algeria who went through extra time and…

July 11, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

The Super Eagles of Nigeria qualified for their ninth Africa Cup of Nations semi-final from 10 quarter-finals, beating South Africa for a third time in AFCON history. The result was secured via William Troost-Ekong’s 89thminute tap-in from a corner. Leaving you nail-biting seems to be their only form of entertainment -and boy have I eaten…

July 7, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

The Africa Cup of Nations boys get separated from men in the knockout rounds, the various levels are being revealed.  Nigeria’s Super Eagles, for the umpteenth time at this tournament, secured a vital win over defending champions Cameroon despite not being swashbuckling in attack. They registered the win by scoring three goals in a successful…

June 27, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

 Dear reader, ever wondered how to produce fantastic results without fantastic performances? Look no further than Gernot Rohr’s Nigeria. The Super Eagles are the first team to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 courtesy of another 1-0 win, this time against the Syli stars of Guinea. Much like in qualifying…

June 20, 2019
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

The 2019 Africa cup of nations kicks off a special era in African football. A refreshed tournament that expands to 24 teams in the summer months of June-July allows the bulk of European-based stars to concentrate fully on continental gold.  For years, the African continental tournament was undermined by being played in January, when Africa’s…

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