Ndidi, Iheanacho nominated for Leicester best player award

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and his Nigerian teammate Kelechi Iheanacho have been nominated for Leicester City’s Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards respectively. Ndidi and Iheanacho’s names were among the list of nominees for both categories of the awards released on Leicester City’s official website on Friday. Ndidi has […]


World Cup increase to 48 teams at 2022 finals is 50/50 – Infantino

The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of soccer’s governing body Gianni Infantino said yesterday. Infantino, who is in Brazil for a meeting of the South American Football Confederation, told delegates he was working to ensure the increase […]


Golden Eaglets off to Tanzania for U-17 AFCON

  Five-time world champions, Nigeria flew out of Abuja yesterday on their way to Tanzania to take part in the 13th Africa U-17 Cup of Nations taking place in that country, 14th – 28th April. Players and officials were seen off at the airport by Acting President of NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who charged them […]


Tennis: Naomi Osaka signs for Nike

World number one Naomi Osaka has agreed a deal with Nike, the sports apparel giant has announced. The Japanese, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month, the U.S. sportswear maker said on its website. “I’m proud to become a member of […]


Names of winners of AITEO/NFF 2018 Awards

  Winners of the AITEO/NFF award for 2018 has come with shade of surprises by all means. DAILY CHRONICLE gives the full list of the winners and their clubs. The winners were announced at a gala night on Monday in Lagos. Olugbenga Oguntobe – Rangers International- Best coach (men) Thomas Dennerby -Super Falcons- Best coach (women) […]


Neuer expected to miss Bayern Munich’s Cup match, Alaba also not certain

Bayern Munich is expected to be without Manuel Neuer and possibly David Alaba as well in Wednesday’s German Cup quarter-final against second division Heidenheim, coach Niko Kovac said on Monday. Kovac also stated that victory would serve as a morale-booster for Saturday’s Bundesliga topper against leaders Borussia Dortmund. The injured Neuer and Alaba missed Bayern […]


Federer, Isner showdown at Miami starts this evening

Roger Federer says he’s ready for a Miami Open final showdown with John Isner on Sunday after blowing away young-gun Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. The match will take place at 5pm Nigerian time. Federer produced a 6-2, 6-4 masterclass at Hard Rock Stadium to leave up-and-coming star Shapovalov, who grew up idolizing the Swiss, chasing […]


United appoint Solksjaer as permanent coach

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract. The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. “This is the job that I […]


Hazard turns down Real Madrid contract rumour

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has denied reports that he has agreed a lucrative five-year deal with Real Madrid. Hazard’s Chelsea deal comes to an end after next season and reports emerged this week stating that he had agreed to join Real – after speaking directly to their head coach Zinedine Zidane. Hazard is currently on international […]


Serena withdraws from Miami Open with knee injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA and ATP Masters Miami Open on Saturday with a left knee injury. The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s withdrawal comes a day after she beat Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson in three sets to reach the third round. “I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee […]


I will wait for the right job- Mourinho

Former Manchester United Head coach, Jose Mourinho has given explanations on why he is still jobless months after leaving the England club, saying he would only take the right offer. The 56 year old UEFA Champions league winner, confessed that he has so far rejected four offers from clubs across Europe, noting however that ” […]


Super Eagles prepare for Seychelles

Nigeria players have expressed their readiness for their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles on Friday. Gernot Rohr’s men host the Pirates at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in an inconsequential game having booked their place in continental showpiece while their visitors have been eliminated. Ahead of Friday’s encounter, the players were put through their […]

Goal releases Fifty most exciting young footballers of the year

  By, MB Mafara Popular football website,,has released the names of fifty best young footballers of the year,in what it called NxGn 2019: The best 50 wonder kids. Daily Chronicle understands that      Borussia Dortmund sensional kid,Jadon Sancho wins this years ward ahead of Real Madrid Brazilian attacker, Vinicius Junior and Callum Hudson […]

Tottenham Boss picks Barcelona as favourites for the European crown

Tottenham Hotspur Manager, Mauricio Pochettiono has picked Barcelona as the club he believes would win this year’s UEFA Champions league even as the Spanish team faces Manchester United in the quarter final. The London based side’s Head coach said if there is one favourite club to lift the trophy this season, then it should be […]

Mourinho: Mbappe more valuable than Messi and Ronaldo

  Jose Mourinho believes Kylian Mbappe’s age and “incredible” ability makes him more valuable than even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe has lifted the World Cup, won Ligue 1 twice, scored 55 top-flight goals and been voted fourth in the Ballon d’Or all before his 21st birthday. And it is his youth that former Manchester […]