Author: Ayanfe Robert

The UEFA Europa League, Europe’s second-tier club competition raised its curtains, commencing a new season and Nigerian players graced Gameweek 1 in fine style. SportsIntel takes you through the performance of Nigerian stars in the UEFA Europa League. UEFA Europa League: Victor Boniface Nets Goal and Assist Last year one Nigerian name on everyone’s lips was Victor Osimhen, this year one man has been victorious ever since the start of the new season. That man is Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen. Days after securing the Bundesliga Player of the Month for August. The Nigerian superstar was off to yet another…

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Victor Osimhen Ballon D’Or nomination makes him the 7th Nigerian to be in that class and will hope to have a better finish as a Nigerian. Victor’s nomination is the latest for a Nigerian since 1999 when Kanu got his second nomination. Nwankwo Kanu finished 11th in the Ballon D’Or voting(14 Votes) for 96 after having an exciting year with Nigeria at the Atlanta 96 Olympics. Nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or @victorosimhen9 @sscnapoli @NGSuperEagles #ballondor pic.twitter.com/FkDOlclDE2 — Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@ballondor) September 6, 2023 Osimhen Balon D’Or Nomination: African History George Weah in 1995, while playing for AC Milan,…

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In the last nine years, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have seen four keepers stand between the sticks and it feels like the country is still searching for a reliable hand like Peter Rufai in goal. Since the retirement of former number one, Vincent Enyeama and the unexpected retirement of Carl Ikeme, Nigeria is still searching for a reliable number one. When you think about the Nigerian goalkeeping space, one name that comes to mind unconsciously is the name, Peter Rufai, popularly known as Dodo Mayana during his playing days. According to the Nigerian legend, he strongly believes he has…

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria cemented their place as the best African team at the 2023 FIFA World Cup with a top ten world cup ranking. The brilliant Nigerians have been ranked the 10th best team in the world, after an impressive run at the World Cup. Finishing second in a group comprising Canada, Australia, and Ireland before crashing out on penalties to second runner-up, England in the round of 16. The Super Falcons are the highest-ranking team on the continent, with Morocco ranking 12th in the world,  reigning African champion South Africa (16th), and Zambia finishing in the 25th…

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Roses are red, violet is blue, and in the Nigeria vs England game, Super Falcons need a perfect game against the ladies in white and blue. Nigeria’s Super Falcons face the Lionesses of England at the 2023 Women’s World Cup Round of 16, in what will appear to be a final before the final for the Nigerians. Nigeria Vs England Head To Head This matchup will be the second time the two nations will square up in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Adaku Okoroafor and Rita Nwadike’s goals weren’t enough to secure victory for the Nigerians at the 1995 Women’s…

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It was an enthralling encounter at the Brisbane Stadium, Australia as the Super Falcons of Nigeria provided higher rating to silence The Matildas at their backyard. The frenetic fixture ended in a 3-2 victory in favour of the Super Falcons. The win takes the Falcons to the top of the board in Group B. The Nigerians came into the fixture high with confidence after their first game ended in a goalless draw against Olympic champions, Canada. A fantastic cohesive team performance was ultimately characterized by some exceptional individual displays. Meanwhile, here are the Super Falcons rating for the FIFA world…

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