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Brazilian superstar Neymar has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Barcelona until 2021, the Spanish champions said on Friday. The deal, which had been agreed in June, includes a buy-out clause of up to 250 million euros as Barca seek to ward off interest from potential suitors.

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Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi is on the verge of taking his former club, SS Lazio to FIFA, over unpaid wages. Speaking with BBC sport, Onazi who spent five seasons with the Seria A team before moving to Turkish top division side, Trabzonspor, didn’t reveal the amount involved but says that no feedback has been …

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Nigeria Premier League defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead in his hometown of Okaki in oil-rich southern Bayelsa state, it was reported on Monday. The player’s father said Joseph was killed accidentally by troops battling Niger delta militants on Sunday. Initial reports said Joseph was killed at a restricted area by soldiers on a …

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After 11 years and 372 appearances at Chelsea, Mikel Obi may finally call time on his stay at the club which he joined in 2005 after finding game time hard to come by under new coach, Antonio Conte. Mikel told Goal.com: ‘When you have a year left, in January you are allowed to talk to …

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World renowned footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, will arrive in Nigeria tomorrow to begin a three-day visit that will see him joining some of the country’s soccer legends in mentoring youths drawn from across the nation in the rudiments of the game. The three-day visit is part of the YEDA Legend …

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has showered praise on Nigerian starlet Alex Iwobi after giving two assists at Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Hull city at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. According to the legendary Arsenal manager, Iwobi must remain humble if he’s to continue in the good form he’s been showing since he broke into the …

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Nigeria rise, Algeria, Cameroun falter in latest FIFA ranking Super Eagles’ fans, including two of the team’s assistant coaches, have asked the national team Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to hand the top striker’s role to Kelechi Iheanacho, ahead of Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo when the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers resume next month. According …

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described David Ospina as “world-class” after the Colombian goalkeeper justified his selection in Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain with several decisive saves. Ospina was beaten by Edinson Cavani’s header inside the opening minute at the Parc des Princes but foiled the French champions on several other occasions as Alexis …

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