FIFA Rankings: Nigeria’s Super Eagles end 2023 as 6th in Africa and 42nd globally

FIFA Rankings: Nigeria’s Super Eagles end 2023 as 6th in Africa and 42nd globally

The Super Eagles of Nigeria concluded 2023 as Africa’s sixth-best team and ranked 42nd globally in the latest FIFA monthly standings. The Nigeria national team had just one loss but achieved four victories and three draws throughout 2023. Morocco maintained their top position in Africa and was 13th globally, while Senegal, holding onto 20th place…

Liverpool and Manchester United Play to Goalless Draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester United Play to Goalless Draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Manchester United battled it out in a high-stakes game at Anfield, ending in a 0-0 draw that left fans wanting more. Even though Liverpool dominated possession and took a whopping 34 shots, they couldn’t break through Manchester United’s solid defense. Despite the visitors coming from a recent Champions League exit, they showed strong…

Exciting Debut for Nathan Tella with Super Eagles

Exciting Debut for Nathan Tella with Super Eagles

Nathan Tella, the talented 24-year-old winger from Bayer Leverkusen, couldn’t contain his excitement as he made his debut for the Super Eagles during Nigeria’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. In the clash with the Likuena of Lesotho, Tella, a former Arsenal star, started on the bench. However, in the game against…

Nkiru Umeh: Love Story That Began at 17 Marks 22 Years of Marriage

Nkiru Umeh: Love Story That Began at 17 Marks 22 Years of Marriage

Nollywood actress, Nkiru Umeh has recounted how, when she was a teenager, she met her husband and settled down. The 40-year-old actress disclosed that they first connected when she was 17 years old, and they got married when she was 18 the following year. Nkiru clarified that the reason she chose to marry so young…

Sonia Ighalo presses Jude to tell the world how she changes his world

Sonia Ighalo presses Jude to tell the world how she changes his world

Nigeria Super Eagles forward Jude Ighalo‘s ex-wife, Sonia, is not slowing down as she continues to drag him on social media. The estranged couple have in the past few days been throwing subtle shades at each other. In her previous post on Instagram, Sonia dared the footballer to utter another word as she vowed to…

Shooting Stars Goalkeeper Darlington Ovunda Set to Return After Injury Layoff

Shooting Stars Goalkeeper Darlington Ovunda Set to Return After Injury Layoff

Shooting Stars goalkeeper Darlington Ovunda is on track to make his return to the team after suffering a foot injury during the Oluyole Warriors’ matchday six match against Remo Stars. According to Gbenga Ogunbote, the technical adviser of Shooting Stars, the club’s medical team has provided assurances regarding Ovunda’s impending return. During his absence, Oluyole…

Barcelona Outline 2024 Plans: Roque, Felix, Cancelo, and a New Midfielder

Barcelona Outline 2024 Plans: Roque, Felix, Cancelo, and a New Midfielder

The Spanish club FC Barcelona are already working on their plans for the 2024 season, with a focus on securing the future of key players they already have and upgrading their squad in key areas. According to Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga club giant’s top priority is to sign Brazilian striker Vitor Roque in January,…

Barcelona shows interest in signing Super Eagles’ Wilfred Ndidi

Barcelona shows interest in signing Super Eagles’ Wilfred Ndidi

The Spanish club FC Barcelona has shown interest in signing Wilfred Ndidi from Leicester City this summer transfer window. Barcelona intends to sign Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi during the upcoming summer transfer window. Dailystand recalls that Ndidi’s contract with Leicester City ends next summer, and he hasn’t extended it yet. Recently, Barcelona has signed…

Arsenal vs. Tottenham’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch | September 24, 2023

Arsenal vs. Tottenham’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch | September 24, 2023

Arsenal prepared for their 194th North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur excellently, breezing to a 4-0 Champions League win over PSV on Wednesday night and maintaining their unbeaten record this season with six wins and one draw. After their 1-0 Premier League victory over Everton last weekend, manager Mikel Arteta praised some of his team’s…

Sheffield Utd vs. Newcastle’s Preview: Predictions, Channel To Watch | 24th September 2023

Sheffield Utd vs. Newcastle’s Preview: Predictions, Channel To Watch | 24th September 2023

Sheffield United learned the harsh realities of football in their last match, losing 2-1 away to Tottenham after conceding two goals beyond the 97th minute. This defeat keeps the Blades without a win in the Premier League (PL) after five games, just like their start in the 2020/21 season, which led to them finishing at…

Burnley vs. Manchester Utd’s Preview: Predictions, Channel To Watch | 23rd September 2023

Burnley vs. Manchester Utd’s Preview: Predictions, Channel To Watch | 23rd September 2023

Burnley ended their three-game losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest in the Premier League. VAR controversially denied them their first league win of the season. Manager Vincent Kompany found some positives and believes they will earn more points. However, they must improve their defense (they’ve conceded 12 goals) and stop their losing…

Lobi Stars’ Elijah Ani Joins Rwandan club, Bugesera FC

Lobi Stars’ Elijah Ani Joins Rwandan club, Bugesera FC

The Rwandan Premier League side Bugesera FC has signed Elijah Ani from Lobi Stars. Ani, a strong forward, joined the Nyamata-based club for an undisclosed fee. He had a good season after switching from Rangers. In the Nigeria Premier Football League playoffs in Lagos, Ani played five games for Lobi Stars. However, Lobi Stars finished…

Nigeria Clinches First Gold Medal at 2023 ITTF Africa Championship

Nigeria Clinches First Gold Medal at 2023 ITTF Africa Championship

Nigeria won its first gold medal at the 2023 ITTF Africa Championship thanks to Funke Oshonaike and Fatimo Bello in the women’s doubles event. It is a historic achievement, as they became the first Nigerians to do so at the ongoing African Senior Championship in Tunis, Tunisia. Oshonaike, a seven-time Olympian and renowned African athlete,…

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch

Bournemouth vs. Chelsea’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch

Bournemouth’s manager, Andoni Iraola, had some time during the international break to think about the last-minute equalizer that prevented his team from securing their first Premier League (PL) victory of the season against Brentford, resulting in a 2-2 draw. He openly acknowledged that his team faced difficulties in the closing moments of the match. Currently,…

Confederation Cup: Imade Osarenkhoe scores as Bendel draws RS Berkane in Benin

Confederation Cup: Imade Osarenkhoe scores as Bendel draws RS Berkane in Benin

In a CAF Confederation Cup clash in Benin City on Saturday, Bendel Insurance and RS Berkane ended in a 2-2 draw. The hosts dominated the game, and in the 28th minute, Imade Osarenkhoe scored after RS Berkane’s goalkeeper couldn’t hold Benjamin Tanimu’s shot. Ten minutes later, Hamza El Moussaoui equalized for RS Berkane, and the…

Manchester United Vs. Brighton’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch

Manchester United Vs. Brighton’s Preview: Prediction, Channel To Watch

Manchester United’s 2023/24 season has featured plenty of drama, even after the first international break. They suffered a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal just before the break, and a public dispute erupted between manager Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho. Additionally, Antony faces abuse allegations in Brazil. Ten Hag aims to shift the focus to their…

Guinean Referee Naby Laye Toure Set to Officiate Rivers United vs. Etoile Filante Match

Guinean Referee Naby Laye Toure Set to Officiate Rivers United vs. Etoile Filante Match

The Confederation of Africa Football has appointed Guinean referee Naby Laye Toure to officiate Rivers United’s Confederation Cup match against Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso. The game will take place at the Stade Municipal Stadium in Yamoussoukro on Sunday. Toure will receive assistance from his fellow countrymen Mamady Tere as Assistant Referee 1 and Moussa…

Abubakar Bala Resigns As Lobi Stars Ahead of NPFL New Season

Abubakar Bala Resigns As Lobi Stars Ahead of NPFL New Season

Abubakar Bala, the head coach of Nigeria Premier Football League club Lobi Stars, has stepped down from his role. This decision comes after a disagreement with the club’s vice chairman, Dominic Iorfa. Dailystand recalls that Bala assumed the position at Lobi Stars in July, taking over from the previous coach, Mohammed Babaganaru, whose contract was…

Olayemi Cardoso’s profile: Who is the newly appointed CBN governor?

Olayemi Cardoso’s profile: Who is the newly appointed CBN governor?

After President Bola Ahmed Tinubu named Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, here’s a brief look at Cardoso’s background. Cardoso is from Lagos State and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Management from Harvard University. In 1999, he served as the first commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget…

Dramatic comeback as Rivers United beat Heartland in friendly

Dramatic comeback as Rivers United beat Heartland in friendly

In a friendly match, Rivers United secured a remarkable comeback victory against a determined Heartland side at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. The final score was 2-1 in favour of Rivers United. The match-drama started with an early strike by Heartland in the first half, putting Rivers United on the back foot despite…

UFC 293: Sean Strickland Defeats Adesanya, Claims Middleweight Title

UFC 293: Sean Strickland Defeats Adesanya, Claims Middleweight Title

Sean Strickland caused a major upset in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, winning the middleweight title at UFC 293. The 32-year-old American combined constant forward movement with strong defense and precise strikes. He defeated Israel Adesanya with a unanimous score of 49-46. In the first round, Strickland landed a perfect right cross that sent Adesanya to…

Super Eagles: Troost-Ekong Assures Nigerians Victory Against Sao Tome and Principe

Super Eagles: Troost-Ekong Assures Nigerians Victory Against Sao Tome and Principe

Super Eagles vice captain William Troost-Ekong, expressed the team’s determination to conclude their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign on a high note. They are set to face Sao Tome and Principe in their last match of the qualifiers at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo today, Sunday. The Jose Peseiro-led team has…

#BBNaijaAllStars: Mike Challenges Pere to Boxing Match Once He Leaves Biggie’s House

#BBNaijaAllStars: Mike Challenges Pere to Boxing Match Once He Leaves Biggie’s House

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edwards has challenged “All Stars” housemate Pere Egbi to a boxing match once he leaves Biggie’s House. This unanticipated challenge sparked the interest of fans, who are now debating if these two rivals will indeed face off. Mike tweeted from his X handle with confidence, “I’m challenging Pere to…

Anthony Joshua Wants Messi vs. Ronaldo in  Boxing Ring, Reveals Winner

Anthony Joshua Wants Messi vs. Ronaldo in Boxing Ring, Reveals Winner

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, has expressed his desire to witness a boxing match between football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Joshua, aged 33, envisions their personal rivalry extending into the realm of combat sports, favouring Ronaldo, the Portuguese star, to triumph over the Argentine. In a recent interview posted on YouTube, Joshua was asked…