Andy Okpe expresses disappointment with team’s loss, as Rivers United eliminated from CAF Confederation Cup

Andy Okpe expresses disappointment with team’s loss, as Rivers United eliminated from CAF Confederation Cup

Rivers United’s star player, Andy Okpe, is disappointed about the team’s elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup. Rivers United lost 2-1 overall to USMA of Algeria, knocking them out of the competition. As soon as Okpe entered the game, he had a great chance to score, but his shot hit the crossbar. Okpe called this…

Europa League: Boniface scores on return for Leverkusen after 3-month injury layoff

Europa League: Boniface scores on return for Leverkusen after 3-month injury layoff

Victor Boniface has returned to the field after a three-month injury layoff. He expressed his happiness about this. Only last week, Boniface made his first appearance of the year during Bayer Leverkusen’s DFB Pokal victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf. This came after he underwent surgery in January for an adductor injury. On Thursday, Boniface came off…

PSG Close to Sealing Deal for Victor Osimhen’s Move from Napoli with €13m Annual Salary

PSG Close to Sealing Deal for Victor Osimhen’s Move from Napoli with €13m Annual Salary

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen will join dominant French Ligue 1 team PSG during the summer transfer window. This move is part of PSG’s plan to replace Kylian Mbappe, who left for Real Madrid, according to reports from the Italian media outlet Il Mattino. The 25-year-old Osimhen is ready to start a new chapter of his…

Ola Aina confident Nottingham Forest will escape relegation

Ola Aina confident Nottingham Forest will escape relegation

The Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina has revealed that he believes Nottingham Forest will escape relegation at the end of the season. Nottingham Forest, who is currently 17th on the English Premier League table, has tough matches left to play before the season ends against Chelsea, Manchester City, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Daily Stand Nigeria recalls…

Lagos traditional ruler passes away after returning home from Eid prayer

Lagos traditional ruler passes away after returning home from Eid prayer

Adeola Olushi III, the Osolo of the Isolo Kingdom in Lagos State, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka, has passed away. The traditional ruler reportedly passed away shortly after arriving home on Wednesday from the Eid prayer ground. In a statement, Olasoju Adebayo, the chairman of the Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), acknowledged his passing. He stated…

Desiree Ellis expresses disappointment over Banyana Banyana’s Olympic qualification

Desiree Ellis expresses disappointment over Banyana Banyana’s Olympic qualification

The Head coach of the South African women’s national team, Desiree Ellis has commented that women’s football in South Africa has suffered as a result of the Banyana Banyana’s inability to make it to the Olympics. Daily Stand Nigeria recalls that Super Falcons of Nigeria held the African champions to a goalless draw (0-0) in…

Transfer Rumours: Manchester United delays compensation deal for Dan Ashworth as PSG, Barca eye Liverpool’s Luis Diaz for £75m move

Transfer Rumours: Manchester United delays compensation deal for Dan Ashworth as PSG, Barca eye Liverpool’s Luis Diaz for £75m move

According to The Telegraph, the £75 million-plus Liverpool winger Luis Diaz is attracting interest from Spanish giant Barcelona and French club Paris St. Germain. At the end of the current season, the 27-year-old will still have three years left on his Anfield contract. This season, Diaz has eight goals and four assists in the English…

Super Eagles: Luton Striker Elijah Adebayo Eyes Nigeria Call-Up

Super Eagles: Luton Striker Elijah Adebayo Eyes Nigeria Call-Up

Luton Town’s striker Elijah Adebayo has declared his ambition to play for Nigeria’s national team. He aims to represent the Super Eagles. The 26-year-old led Luton’s promotion to EPL push this season. He scored nine goals in 23 appearances after Luton gained promotion to the Premier League. Adebayo who is 6ft 4in tall believes his…

Manchester City’s Ederson Doubtful for Arsenal Clash Due to Leg Injury

Manchester City’s Ederson Doubtful for Arsenal Clash Due to Leg Injury

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson faces a potential four-week absence due to a leg injury suffered on Sunday’s English Premier League match against Liverpool. Daily Stand Nigeria recalls that the Brazilian was substituted in the second half after a collision with Darwin Nunez, leading to Liverpool’s equalizing penalty. Ederson’s recovery timeline puts his availability for the…

Seun Kuti Criticizes Lack of Commitment from Super Eagles Players

Seun Kuti Criticizes Lack of Commitment from Super Eagles Players

Nigerian Afrobeat musician Seun Kuti has expressed criticism of the Nigerian national football team, the Super Eagles, for what he sees as a lack of “enough commitment” and seriousness whenever they represent the country. In a video message shared on Instagram after the Super Eagles’ disappointing 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea in the 2023 Africa…

Troost-Ekong Says He’s ‘Lucky’ To Play With Osimhen As Nigeria Aims to Improve at AFCON

Troost-Ekong Says He’s ‘Lucky’ To Play With Osimhen As Nigeria Aims to Improve at AFCON

Super Eagles Vice-captain William Troost-Ekong has praised forward Victor Osimhen for his strong performance in Nigeria’s opening AFCON 2023 match against Equatorial Guinea. Speaking positively about his teammate, Troost-Ekong acknowledged Osimhen’s talent and influence on the Super Eagles. According to him, his admiration comes as Nigeria faces challenges but remains hopeful in the tournament. Along…

Mikel Obi Insists Messi Was Worthy FIFA Winner Over Haaland

Mikel Obi Insists Messi Was Worthy FIFA Winner Over Haaland

Despite the surprise of Lionel Messi being crowned the 2023 FIFA Best Player of the Year, former Nigerian national team captain Mikel Obi believes the 36-year-old Argentine deserved the award over favourite Erling Haaland. Daily Stand Nigeria recalls Messi claimed the trophy for a third time even though Manchester City phenom Haaland was expected to…

AS Roma relieves Jose Mourinho of his position as head coach

AS Roma relieves Jose Mourinho of his position as head coach

The AS Roma football club announced today that they have parted ways with manager Jose Mourinho, ending his tenure as the head coach of the Serie A side. Mourinho was appointed as Roma’s coach in May 2021, becoming the 60th person to take charge of the club. Over the past seasons, he guided Roma to…

AFCON 2023: Jose Peseiro admits only divine intervention can help Nigeria against Ivory Coast

AFCON 2023: Jose Peseiro admits only divine intervention can help Nigeria against Ivory Coast

Nigerian national team manager Jose Peseiro has admitted that only divine help can aid Nigeria’s chances against 2023 Africa Cup of Nations host Ivory Coast in their upcoming match. Peseiro is worried after Nigeria only managed a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday. Nigeria faces an extremely tough task against the star-studded host side…

Victor Boniface denies cultist linking, explains ‘bird’ AFCON post

Victor Boniface denies cultist linking, explains ‘bird’ AFCON post

Nigerian striker Victor Boniface is trending on social media again. The 23-year-old is back with his club Bayern Leverkusen in Germany after suffering an injury that ruled him out of the Africa Cup of Nations. In Sunday’s AFCON Group A match between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, the teams played to a 1-1 draw despite Victor…

Boxing Match: MMA star Francis Ngannou to face Boxer Anthony Joshua In Riyadh

Boxing Match: MMA star Francis Ngannou to face Boxer Anthony Joshua In Riyadh

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has been confirmed as the next opponent for Boxer Anthony Joshua. The two heavyweights are set to face off in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March, though an exact date has not yet been announced. More details about the highly anticipated boxing match between Ngannou and Joshua, arranged by Matchroom…

Who is Alhassan Yusuf? All to know about Kano-born midfielder replacing injured Wilfred Ndidi for AFCON

Who is Alhassan Yusuf? All to know about Kano-born midfielder replacing injured Wilfred Ndidi for AFCON

Alhassan Yusuf, who was born on July 20, 2000, in Kano, Nigeria, started his football career at FC Hearts. He has been called up to Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, to replace the injured midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. However, the Tiki Taka Development Group, a Swedish-based academy with operations in Nigeria, recognized his talent and…

AFCON: NFF grants AC Milan’s request for Chukwueze to arrive at Super Eagles camp late

AFCON: NFF grants AC Milan’s request for Chukwueze to arrive at Super Eagles camp late

According to the information gathered, the reason was due to AC Milan’s request for the Eagles winger to participate in the Coppa Italia match against Cagliari on January 2, which the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) granted. The changes allow Chukwueze to take part in AC Milan’s game before reporting to the Super Eagles camp in…

Wolves vs Chelsea Analysis: Prediction and Betting Tips for Sunday, December 24, 2023

Wolves vs Chelsea Analysis: Prediction and Betting Tips for Sunday, December 24, 2023

The hectic festive football schedule in England has thrown up a real Christmas cracker here, as Wolves and Chelsea are set to battle it out in what is only the second Premier League (PL) fixture ever to be held on December 24th, and the first since 1995! Wolves vs Chelsea Analysis With just three points separating Wolves from Chelsea,…

Solanke hat-trick denies Espírito Santo winning start

Solanke hat-trick denies Espírito Santo winning start

Dominic Solanke netted a 94th-minute winner to seal a 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest, denying the 10-man Reds a point as the Cherries win four consecutive Premier League (PL) away matches for the first time ever. Espírito Santo would have been pleased to see a solid opening showing from his new Forest side in front…

Luis Suarez reunites with Lionel Messi as he signs for Inter Miami

Luis Suarez reunites with Lionel Messi as he signs for Inter Miami

Suarez recently joined the South Florida scene, joining former Barcelona teammates Messi, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets in Major League Soccer. ‘Nothing more beautiful than with friends,’ Inter Miami shared on Instagram, with a picture of children holding the names of the team’s four stars. The team expressed on X, previously known as Twitter: ‘Embracing…

Al Nassr FC secures victory with 3-1 Win over Al-Ettifaq FC as Ronaldo nets 51st goal of 2023

Al Nassr FC secures victory with 3-1 Win over Al-Ettifaq FC as Ronaldo nets 51st goal of 2023

Al Nassr FC secured a convincing 3-1 victory against Al-Ettifaq FC. The game kicked off with high anticipation at the 0′ mark. In the 14th minute, Mane’s shot narrowly missed the target, keeping the score level. Controversy arose in the 26th minute as Telles went down in the box, but the referee waved off penalty…

Arsenal tops 2023 Premier League fair play table with 29 points, Tottenham at bottom with 60 points

Arsenal tops 2023 Premier League fair play table with 29 points, Tottenham at bottom with 60 points

Mikel Arteta has frequently made appearances in the referee’s notebook this season, yet his Arsenal team currently leads the Premier League’s Fair Play table, while North London counterparts Tottenham find themselves at the bottom. Yellow cards contribute a single point in the Fair Play standings, and a red card from two bookable offenses adds three…

Aston Villa eyeing Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward

Aston Villa eyeing Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward

Aston Villa is reportedly considering the signing of Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho. According to various online media, the Premier League team is contemplating a move to secure the services of the in-form Nigerian international in the upcoming January transfer window. The forward, part of the Super Eagles, is approaching the end of his…