The recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) finals witnessed an intense showdown between Nigeria and Ivory Coast, culminating in a thrilling 2-1 victory for the Ivorians. In the aftermath of this highly anticipated match, the WakeUp Nigeria show hosted a special guest who provided insightful analysis and reflections on the game. The guest, […]

Nigeria’s super eagle vice-captain, William Troost-Ekong, clinched the AFCON 2023 Player of the Tournament title. Despite Nigeria’s heart-wrenching loss in the final against Ivory Coast, Troost-Ekong’s contributions throughout the tournament were instrumental in their impressive journey to the final, earning him the highest individual accolade. A Defender with a Knack for Goals Troost-Ekong, who plied […]

Mario Balotelli, the former Italy striker, has responded emphatically to criticism from his ex-Inter teammate, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish football star voiced his disappointment at Balotelli’s perceived underutilization of his immense talent while participating in a festival organized by La Gazzetta dello Sport. Ibrahimovic commented, “It’s truly regrettable when a young individual squanders the opportunities […]

Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez has recently undergone surgery after suffering a fractured metatarsal bone, which has ruled him out for the remainder of the season. Martinez, who has made 45 appearances for United in all competitions this season, sustained the injury during their Europa League match against Sevilla. The 25-year-old Argentine, known for his […]

The Nigerian U-23 national football team, popularly known as the Flying Eagles, will soon discover their group opponents for the upcoming 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The draw ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The Flying Eagles are one of the four African countries that will […]

As Chelsea prepares for their crucial UEFA Champions League second-leg quarter-final clash against Real Madrid, interim manager Frank Lampard has weighed in on the involvement of the club’s principal owner, Todd Bhoely. Despite recent criticism of Bhoely’s high level of involvement in the club’s day-to-day affairs, Lampard expressed his comfort with the American owner’s input, […]

Fury’s team is considering a four-man tournament featuring heavyweight division’s biggest stars, according to Simon Jordan. The tournament would include Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury. The fights would happen in a series, with the winners of the AJ vs Wilder and Fury vs Usyk matches meeting in a final in December […]

Thomas Tuchel expresses disappointment as defender Antonio Rudiger leaves Chelsea The Chelsea manager has expressed his disappointment as defender Antonio Rudiger will leave Chelsea after his contract with the club expires this season. The club was keen to keep the German, but the defender has decided to end his five-year spell with the club. Although, […]

Super Eagles and Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi is reportedly attracting interest from three Premier Clubs and he could   Newcastle United ‘will have to pay £21million to sign ex-Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi’ this summer after Union Berlin set their price. West Ham and Southampton have also been linked with the Nigeria international, 24, who has scored 12 goals in 25 Bundesliga games […]

Joel Matip, a Liverpool defender was named Premier League Player of the Month for February. The defender who teamed up with Virgil van Dijk in the back conceded just one goal in four matches and kept three clean sheets. He becomes the first Cameroonian to ever win the award, which was richly deserved after a […]

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government effectively blocking the sale of the club over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The billionaire Russian oligarch will have all his assets frozen, banned from coming to Britain and from doing business there. According to UK Sun, Chelsea will be granted a special licence to […]

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has revealed in a statement that Chelsea Football Club is up for sale. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and due to the pressure, Roman Abramovich has said that he will sell Chelsea. He said in a statement, “I would like to address the speculation in the media over the past few […]

The World football’s governing body FIFA has decided with relation to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that no international competition will be played in Russia. FIFA disclosed its decision following the international condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The body also said Russia would have to compete in international football under the name “Football Union of […]

Brazilian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man who allegedly hacked into Neymar’s bank accounts and repeatedly stole small sums of money totalling more than $40,000. The police said the alleged hacker worked at an unnamed bank where the Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Brazil player and his business manager father had accounts.   The 20-year-old was […]

Kurt Zouma was filmed seen chasing the Bengal cat around his dining room in front of a child while the cameraman is heard laughing. The former Chelsea player is then filmed throwing a pair of shoes at the animal as it tries to escape. A final clip shows him slapping the cat in the face […]

On sports highlight with Debbie, Mark and Mombasa on #Entertainmentstreet the conversation is about Kurt Zouma, West Ham player who has been filmed booting his cat like a football across his kitchen floor. The 27-year-old player was chasing the cat and slapping the pet’s face while his brother films him abusing the pet. In Debbie’s […]

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has promised the Super Eagles the sum of $250,000 in naira (N102,895,000) if they win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The Eagles will also receive N49,389,600 ($120,000) for the six goals they scored in the group stage of the ongoing continental showpiece, thanks to the Coalition Against […]

Kelechi Iheanacho’s excellent first-half goal gave Nigeria a deserved 1-0 victory over a below-par Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations Group D clash in Garoua on Tuesday. But, Nigeria should have added at least a couple more goals in what was the best performance by a team in the finals so far and a […]

Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, on Wednesday, revealed that the NFF reached Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, to take over as Super Eagles coach. Pinnick while talking with sportswriters in Lagos said the National team would get another coach inside the following week or something like that. This implies the between time coach […]

  In celebration of the model’s 30th Anniversary, Jordan Brand will be releasing a special edition Air Jordan 7 SE “Afrobeats” colorway. Afrobeat is a music genre that involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American jazz and later soul and funk influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion. The term was coined in the […]

Barcelona is reportedly eyeing a January swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid uncertainty over his future at Arsenal. With the club looking to take advantage of captaincy fallout and bolster Xavi’s frontline by signing troubled star in January The Gunners confirmed on Tuesday, December 14, that Aubameyang, 32, has been stripped of the club captaincy over disciplinary […]

Liverpool player, Mohammed Salah has made it clear that he was glad to be linked to the Spanish giant but would, however, remain at Liverpool.     The 29-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and has since become one of the best attackers in the game. Salah played an integral role in the […]

The Liverpool star made it clear that he was glad to be linked to the Spanish giant but would, however, remain at Liverpool. The 29-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 and has since become one of the best attackers in the game. Salah played an integral role in the Reds winning the UEFA […]

It’s Ballon d’Or number seven for Messi!!!🕺💃🏿🕺 Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has made history this evening by winning a SEVENTH Ballon d’Or! What a player he is! Is he the greatest of all time? His record in this award certainly suggests so!       The 34-year-old beat down Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert […]

Gianluigi Donnarumma has won the Yashin Trophy, granted to the world’s best goalkeeper this year at the Ballon d’Or service in Paris. Italy’s No1 played a featuring job in their Euro 2020 victory with essential punishment shootout saves and kept a closefisted guarded record all through the opposition, and he was named the Player of […]

Barcelona and Spain wonder Pedri Gonzalez has won the esteemed Kopa Trophy, introduced to the best youthful player in men’s football, at the Ballon d’Or 2021 honours function. Pedri, who turned 19 last week, partaken in an advancement season in the Barcelona first group, highlighting in 37 of their 38 association coordinates, and secured himself […]

  The Portuguese football club, Belenenses has been hit with 13 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus after a player recently returned from South Africa.     The new form was found after Belenenses played a Primeira Liga match against Benfica on Saturday. The match started with just nine Belenenses players on the pitch cause the rest […]

Nigeria’s Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Cape Verde on Tuesday to tie-down capability to the end of the season games for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday evening played a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde in a World Cup qualifying installation. The match was played at the Teslim […]

Lionel Messi debunked the fake news going round that he disagreed to play for free at Barcelona during his contract saga at the club Messi was speaking in an interview with Sports, the 34-year-old expressed his disappointment over the comment made by Joan Laporta. Messi joined PSG from Barcelona during the last summer transfer window […]

Barcelona has relieved Ronald Koeman of his duties as head coach after he led the team to a defeat against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday. The ex-Barcelona player was left on thin ice after the club confirmed the news following the 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday, with the result leaving the […]

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