Category archives for: Football

Does Hosting a World Cup Make Economic Sense?

June 16, 2018//-“Among all unimportant subjects”, said Pope John Paul II, “football is by far the most important”. While the former pontiff may have recognized an almost religious fervour in the beautiful game’s followers, he probably didn’t consult many economists before making his pronouncement.

Russia 2018: Croatia Beat Nigeria to 2 Goals to Nil

June 16, 2018//-Croatia sit atop World Cup Group D after an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty ‘gifted to them by William Troost-Ekong allowed them to beat Nigeria 2-0 on Saturday.

Russia 2018: African Eyes on New Crop of Wonder Boys

June 16, 2018//-On Thursday June 14, football lovers around the world celebrated the kicking-off of the 21st edition of one of the world’s greatest sporting events, the Fifa World Cup, in Russia.

World Cup 2018: Super Eagles On The March Again, Take on Croatia Today

June 16, 2018//-The 2018 World Cup fever is on. The world football fraternity is glued to Russia, host of the ongoing tournament. And good for Nigeria, Super Eagles are one of the 32 teams vying for honours.

Russia 2018: Morocco 0-1 Iran – Bouhaddouz’s Own Goal Sees Atlas Lions Lose Group B Opener

June 15, 2018//-Iran won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1998 as Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal in injury time. Bouhaddouz put the ball into his own net with a diving header at the near post in the 95th minute as Morocco defended a left-wing free-kick. The result was […]

Everton Appoints Nine Executive Directors to Steer Affairs of Club    

June 15, 2018//-Everton Chief Executive Officer, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, has outlined the key roles and individuals who will form a new look ‘ambitious and talented’ leadership team at the club, including the appointment of Finance Director, Grant Ingles.

Nigeria Faces Croatia’s ‘Intimidating’ Squad

Lagos, Nigeria, June 15, 2018// – Coach Gernot Rohr would, on Saturday, be leading his wards to face Croatia in Nigeria’s curtain raiser at the 2018 World Cup which started on Thursday. To say that the Super Eagles’ preparatory road to the World Cup could not inspire confidence is to emphasis the obvious.

Russia 2018: Cyber Criminals Target Public WiFi Users 

Lagos, Nigeria, June 1, 2018//– Kaspersky  has warned that of the approximately 32, 000 public WiFi networks in FIFA World Cup 2018 host cities, 7, 176 of them do not use traffic encryption, meaning that hackers need only be located near an access point to intercept network traffic and steal confidential information.

10 African Countries That Refused to Vote for Morocco 2026 World Cup EXPOSED

June 13, 2018//-South Africa, Guinea, Liberia, Benin and Sierra Leone are among the ten countries that refused to vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup, paving the way for the USA to win the bid.

FIFA World Cup: MultiChoice Ghana Extends Contact Centre Hours 

Accra, Ghana, June 13, 2018//-Barely twenty-four hours to the kick off of the global soccer fiesta in Russia, MultiChoice Ghana has announced an extension of its Contact Centre hours on weekends throughout the World Cup period.

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