ON AFRICA’S ‘9.5’ SLOTS AT THE 2026 WORLD CUP

So what has been making the rounds since the start of the year following FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s proposal to extend the most glamorous football tourney became reality this week. The FIFA council during a meeting in Bahrain this week ratified the decision expanding the allocation for teams from 32

Dining at a table for Eight (Tola Ogunlewe)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to deliver block buster performances that defy comprehension with records broken almost on a daily basis. Winning your second round match guaranteed you a sit at a table only for eight of the best teams  in the world.   It’s Neymar against Rodriguez, its Benzema against

The second round kryptonite strikes again

Permit me to jump on the Super Eagles bandwagon, even if it’s for a little bit. The Eagles have “represented us well’’; I had absolutely no faith in this team especially the composition of the final 23, which I felt reeked of various self-interest and amid unconfirmed rumours of bribes

Nigeria’s run in Brazil 2014, so far so good? – Lanre Adenmosun

Disappointment is an understatement to what over 50% of the population of the biggest black nation, Nigeria felt after her first outing in 2014 world cup currently going on in Brazil. Nigeria played her first game against Iran which ended in a boring goalless draw. A pundit went on to tag

FIFA WORLD CUP 2014: Group H Preview – Tola Ogunlewe

BELGIUM. Perhaps the team with the most potential in the World Cup, Belgium qualified unbeaten with a national record of seven consecutive wins. Having qualified for six World Cup tournaments in succession between 1982 and 2002 and reaching the knockout phase five times, this is perhaps Belgium’s most talented squad in