We all know men that support Arsenal are comfortable with failure and suffering. But what about the men who support Liverpool or worst, Tottenham?
Have you ever thought about what cities share the most similarities with your favourite football clubs? Well, we have, and now we’ve attempted to draw parallels between some of England’s biggest football clubs and places in Nigeria. Akure – Tottenham Small nyash wey dey shake sometimes. They had two minutes of good history and that […]
There are only a few things that hurt as much as seeing your team lose an important match. Aside from the pain of losing the game, the banter on Twitter will crush you further. As a lifelong Arsenal fan, I have tasted all forms of football humiliation you can think of, so I’m in a […]
Today’s subject for #ZikokoWhatSheSaid is Topher, a 27-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about sharing her love for football with her twin brother, losing a piece of herself when he died and holding on to the sport as she navigates life without her favourite sibling.
UCL is back. For those of us dating core football fans, this means there’ll be times during the week when our partners have their eyes glued to their screens. Here’s what you can be doing while they’re doing that.
“Messi is a better team player, but Ronaldo is very lazy — he only knows how to score.”
Messi vs. Ronaldo, who is the real GOAT?
Don’t call yourself a big football fan if you can’t match these coaches to their clubs.
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These funny tweets almost made the loss against Tunisia worth it.
The English Premier League (EPL) will be entering a decisive stage at the beginning of the next year. As the competition comes close to its end, every point is crucial. It’s even possible to have expectations about the champions and runner-ups already. Or is it? The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is also set to […]
Two lucky fans have emerged managers of the two teams that will feature international football legends, John Terry and Roberto Carlos and football stars from the Nigerian Professional Football League in the Budweiser Game of Kings match scheduled to hold in Lagos this weekend. The keenly contested audition held at the Southern Sun Hotel in […]
Did Abacha really eat that apple? Well, maybe if they made a film about him, we’d get our answer. Meet some iconic Nigerians with enough drama for a biopic. Who did we miss?
“In 2019, my mum sent me to Owerri to be a live-in nanny for one woman so I could make money for the family.”
In this article, Stella talks about wanting to be a footballer as a child but not having the resources or the support needed to do so.
Football fans, gather here. What does the club you support say about you?
Chelsea fans, we have a surprise for you.
Did we lie?
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have come a long way from their days as teammates in the Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles and then the Super Eagles. The duo currently play for Leicester City, and helped the English club win their first FA Cup title in May. Here are six things the BFFs have in common: […]
Everything in this article is true. Believe me, I’m an Arsenal fan. I’ve been an Arsenal fan for 17 years. If you’ve heard that Arsenal fans are good partners and you didn’t know why, this article will explain to you. 1. They don’t have standards In the world of football, Arsenal is synonymous with failure. […]
How much do you know about the UEFA Champions League? Take this quiz to find out:
Do you spend all your weekends watching football and shouting at the TV, or do you not care about stuff like that? We’ll find out when you’re done with this quiz:
You think you’re a true football fan? Identify up to 8 of these Nigerian footballers to prove it.
Champions League round of 16 games continue tonight, and after Ronaldo and Juventus got eliminated by Pepe and Porto, everyone is looking forward to the game in Paris tonight to see if Messi and Barcelona can defeat PSG in a second leg tie again. If somehow, that happens, and you’re a Ronaldo fan, we have […]
Let’s get on the same page: Kolo beating is a football game that was invented by the devil. Let me explain how it’s played (Or at least how I remember playing it). A group of bored and sweaty young men get a ball-or a piece of paper or a plastic bottle, anything that can be […]
“A Week In The Life” is a weekly Zikoko series that explores the working-class struggles of Nigerians. It captures the very spirit of what it means to hustle in Nigeria and puts you in the shoes of the subject for a week. The subject of today’s “A Week In The Life” is Anthonia, an amateur footballer. […]
What does “Offside” even mean??
If there’s anything Nigerians love, it is football. They eat, sleep, dream and live the damn sport. Not going to lie, it’s a beautiful game. The problem is, every Nigerian man assumes every other Nigerian man watches football and can’t imagine that some don’t. If you’re one of those Nigerian men who don’t like football, […]
Will Juventus win the cup for the 10th time in a row?
Maybe your father is a government secondary school Principal who never lets you out, or you’re female and you wonder what goes on in those hot, stuffy places men go to watch football, then this is for you. Here are 5 kinds of people in football viewing centres: 1. Olote (Hater) These ones are NFAs […]
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