Wednesday 17 July, 2019
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Coach Tunde Disu A former Technical Adviser to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu OFR, has said that the senior national team, Super Eagles deserves a better goalkeeper to keep up with football’s current standard. Disu made...

By Optimum Times on Jul 16th, 2019

Simona Halep Simona Halep on Saturday shattered Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a devastating Wimbledon win. The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything...

By Optimum Times on Jul 14th, 2019

Tunisia Tunisia ended Madagascar’s remarkable Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) run when they beat the rank outsiders 3-0 in their quarter-final on Thursday. Interestingly, Tunisia notched their first win of the tournament in the process. Madagascar,...

By Optimum Times on Jul 12th, 2019

Super Eagles beat South Africa in Egypt Nigeria’s Super Eagles have progressed to the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) in Egypt with 2-1 defeat of South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. Samuel Chukwueze opened scoring for Nigeria...

By Optimum Times on Jul 11th, 2019

Egypt coach Javier Aguirre has become the first casualty of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). He was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16 on Saturday in Cairo. Hosts...

By Optimum Times on Jul 8th, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for making progress in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt, after a delightful win over the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. In a statement by the Special Adviser...

By Optimum Times on Jul 7th, 2019

Hosts Egypt crashed out of 2019 AFCON after a late Thembinkosi Lorch goal gave South Africa a 1-0 win in Cairo in a Round of 16 clash. The 1996 champions will now meet three-times champions Nigeria on Wednesday in the quarter-finals. The Pharaohs...

By Optimum Times on Jul 7th, 2019

Super Eagles celebrate The President of the Senate, Dr  Ahmed Lawan has felicitated with Super Eagles’ for beating the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Lawan said the victory...

By Optimum Times on Jul 7th, 2019

Super Eagles President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed surprise that the Super Eagles of Nigeria who at present are participating in the African Cup of Nations in Egypt are being owed allowances. Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State disclosed...

By Optimum Times on Jul 2nd, 2019

Super Eagles Madagascar senior national football team on Sunday shocked Nigeria’s Super Eagles 2-0 in teams last group match at ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The result means that Nigeria will play the Round of 16 encounter...

By Optimum Times on Jul 1st, 2019