Category Archives: Soccer

Nigeria’s football kit up for design award


London’s Design Museum has 87 nominees for its Beazley Designs of the Year – and included in the fashion category is Nigeria’s World Cup football kit.

The Super Eagles went out in the group stages of the tournament in Russia – but their outfits definitely won the fashion stakes.

The home and away shirts sold out on the Nike website soon after they were released – and there were long queues at the beginning of June in London with fans anxious to get their hands on the shirts

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Kenya’s Gor Mahia to play Everton


Kenyan football club Gor Mahia will play English Premier League side Everton at the Goodison Park in the UK in November.

Former Everton player Wayne Rooney(L) and current Everton team players Jonjoe Kenny (C) and Kevin Mirallas (L) with Masaai warriors during Everton’s visit to Tanzania last year.

The 6 November match is part of Kenyan betting firm SportPesa’s sponsorship deal with Everton.

“The historic fixture will kick-off at 7pm and will mark the first occasion an East African club side has contested a match in the UK,” Everton said in a statement.

The match is part of the SportPesa Trophy, which is contested by clubs in Kenya and Tanzania. Winners of the competition play Everton in the final.

Last year, Everton travelled to Tanzania for the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup and played Gor Mahia at the National Stadium in Tanzania

The Kenyan betting company is Everton football club’s main sponsor. It also sponsors Torino FC in Italy as well as Hull City and Southampton FC in England.

Since its inception in 2014, it has supported various sporting disciplines and teams at home and abroad.

Fifa boss ‘sad Africa is out of the World Cup’


Fifa boss Gianni Infantino has told the BBC that he is sad no African team made it to the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

All five African teams – Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – exited this year’s competition in the group stages.

“The World Cup is for the whole world and the African teams were very, very close at the end.

An Asian [team] made it – an African not – but I think they will be ready soon for the next one.”

With regard to criticism over fair play rulings, the Fifa president said there would be a debrief after the tournament to see if anything could be done better.

After Japan and Senegal finished level on points, goals scored and goal difference, the Africans became the first team to exit a World Cup because of their disciplinary record.

No auction of its kind has ever been done in South Africa. The highest bidder will win the honour of spending the night inside the historic Cell Number 7, where Mandela spent 18 years.”

World Cup: Sad day for Africa


Colombia have beaten Senegal 1-0. That’s the end of Africa’s participation in the World Cup – no team has made it through to the knockout round.

There are huge celebrations from the Colombia players. The Senegal players are distraught. They have been knocked out on fair play rules. It’s the first time in history that has happened at the World Cup.

This is the first time since the 1982 World Cup that all African teams have gone out in the first round.

Source: Morning Call

Nigeria’s World Cup squad checks out of hotel


Nigeria’s football players have departed from their team hotel – hours after losing their final group match to Argentina at the World Cup in Russia.

The BBC’s Aliyu Tanko has shared a video of the players filing out of the hotel in Saint Petersburg:

Nigeria defender Victor Moses converted a penalty to equalise and put the Super Eagles in a commanding position to quality for the next round.

However, Marcos Rojo scored a fine late volley at the 86th minute to send Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.

By ZTF

Naby Keita to wear Steven Gerrard’s number eight shirt


Guinean footballer Naby Keita will become the first player to wear Liverpool’s number eight shirt since the club’s legend Steven Gerrard left the English Premier League club in 2014.

The 23-year-old midfielder was presented with the shirt by the former Reds captain.

The $63m (£48m) deal to take him from RB Leipzig to Liverpool was initially agreed last August.

He will finalise the transfer on Sunday. Liverpool say Keita has signed a “long-term contract”.

“It was an incredible day for me. He [Gerrard] gave me the number eight jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it,” Keita told the club website.

By Morning Call

Steemjet World Cup – Steemjet Nigeria


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Nigeria 1, Argentina 2.
#Am #Very #Happy #On #Yesterday#Match

Please Nigerian footballers keep coming home and tell the Nigerian President that World Cup Victory Begin With Him because he failed Nigerians and am happy that the Nigerian Footballers failed him as well!… He said in UK that Nigerian Youth are lazy, So how do you expect the people you called the Nigerian lazy youth to bring home the World Cup?.. No Way!.. God is alive!!.. #Up #Argentina!!