It is no longer news that the Super Eagles have qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a game in hand. What is however news is the intention of the coach of the team, Gernot Rohr to recall estranged former captain, Vincent Enyeama.
The Franco-German tactician’s decision is causing ripples in football circles as most Nigerians are not favourably disposed to the return of the former Lille of France goalkeeper to the team. However, the coach has not changed his mind on Enyeama.
Our cover story therefore takes a look at some of the reasons some Nigerian football stakeholders are cold towards the goalkeeper who once served the nation with diligence and commitment.
We also have another bumper interview for your reading delight. We interviewed the chairman of El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri, Zanna Mohammed Mala who spoke to us on how much the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima is supporting the club. He also spoke on the club’s performance in the 2017 season and future plans.
As usual, our man in London, David Billington is in his element as he brings to you all the juicy stories and happenings in the top clubs in the English Premier league. You won’t get them elsewhere.
In boxing, Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua will this evening take on his challenger for the IBF World Heavyweight title Carlos Takam Cardiff. He says he is in ‘challenger’s mode’ going into the fight.
We rounded up with European football as previewed some of the top fixtures in the La Liga and the English Premier League.
While Real Madrid travel to Girona amidst the unrest in Catalonia, surprise team of last weekend in the EPL, Huddersfield will be aiming to continue with their good performance against embattled Liverpool at Anfield.
This is our line up of stories for your weekend relaxation. Enjoy the package and keep a date with us.
“Sometimes late notice means less pressure. Anthony is the favourite to win so the pressure is on him. But we believe Carlos has a great chance to win this fight. We haven’t just come for the opportunity, we’ve come to win.” Christian Cherchi, promoter of Carlos Takam speaking on tonight’s bout between his boxer and Anthony Joshua. “We’re going to have to put the Klitschko win to the side at some stage. That was then and this is now. Carlos is a completely different animal to Klitschko.” Anthony Joshua on the need to pay maximum attention on Carlos Takam when he meets him in tonight’s International Boxing Federation Heavyweight title fight. “Nothing has been agreed yet but I’m positive that I will land a new contract at the end of the day. Enyimba is like a family to me and I will be ready to always give the side my very best.” Ikechukwu Ibenegbu committing his future to former African champions, Enyimba FC of Aba.