President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja urged the leadership of the world football governing body, FIFA to consider Nigeria top on its plan for support and investment. President Buhari expressed delight that Nigeria has produced excellent role models to inspire the next generation of stars to take up football. President Buhari made this request while receiving the FIFA delegation led by its president Gianni Infantino and the president of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Patrice Motsepe, at State House. They attended the opening match of maiden Aisha Buhari women’s football tournament; and NFF delegations. The President also called on the top echelon of football’s world governing body to see Nigeria as one of its greatest assets when it comes to the development of football. Mr. Infantino praised football’s uniting qualities, the power of the sport’s development, and the growth of women’s football during the two-day visit to Nigeria. He emphasised that exposure to high-level competition is the key to evolution for the Super Falcons, Super Eagles, and the wider, global game.
Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen bagged both his maiden and second goal in Europe as Napoli held Leicester City to a 2 -2 draw away from home at their Uefa Europa League (UEL) opener. The 21-year-old, having been a doubt for the game against Brendan Rodgers’ men following a knock suffered during Napoli’s 2-1 victory over Juventus in a Serie A fixture, ended his wait for a Europa League goal with a brace as Napoli settled for a 2-2 draw against Leicester City on Thursday night.
The Nigerian Super Eagle captain, Ahmed Musa has joined the record as the third player in Nigerian History to make 100 appearances in a football game. The young talented footballer breaks this record today as he was selected to kick-start against the cape Verde in the ongoing World Cup qualifier in Mindelo. The 28yr captain appeared for the first time representing his country at the youth level before making his senior entrance on August 5th, 2010 in the 2012 African Cup of Nation qualifiers against Madagascar.
Following an agreement of about twenty million pounds deal between both Juventus and United on resigning the Portuguese megastar player Christiano Ronaldo the player is now set to join up with his new teammates after a successful medical. The thirty-six (36) years old completed the Manchester United medical in Lisbon over the weekend ahead of his transfer from Juventus. Personal terms agreed on a 2 years deal. united have inserted 1-year option. Required aspects of the deal will be finalized by deadline. Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that the visa process for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is already underway for him to be available for the United home game against Newcastle United come 11th September. His announcement has been huge for everyone involved with the club, and English football in general.
Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Head Coach Daniel Ogunmodede has joined the Portuguese side, CD Feirense as part of their Coaching Crew. Ogunmodede who in 2019 travelled to Portugal for a coaching apprenticeship, guided RSFC return to topflight football, and also qualified the Youth Team of the club for the Federations Cup after coming second in the Ogun State FA Cup.