Sports has a way of uniting people regardless of race, status, and gender. Case in point, just observe the universal reaction of sports fans from anywhere in the world when their favorite soccer team scores a goal. All of them share the same most intense feelings of joy and exhilaration, a feeling of being connected to one another despite the distance.
In celebration of the unifying power of sports, we’ve shortlisted some of the best sports blogs out there. Most of them cover only sports with a few even exclusively devoting its pages to only soccer news. However, we’ve also included the general type of news outlets with sports sections contain enough news that their sports news coverage is, in no way, inferior to the sports-specific outlets. In no particular order, here are our top picks.
Owola Sports Blog, which was founded in 2016, is described as the largest online sports blog in Nigeria. The site is the perfect resource for all sports enthusiasts and is focused on news coverage from all over the world for football, basketball, golf, and the events within the Nigerian Professional Football League. Although based in Nigeria, sports fans from around the world will likewise find the site informative since it’s written in English.
For die-hard football fans, the Cheer On! Nigeria Blog is a must-visit site. The blog specializes in nothing but football and contains tons of material you won’t find anywhere else. For instance, in case you are looking for the best football betting site in Nigeria, the site even has its top 5 recommendations. Its tagline “Nobody Does Football Business Like We Do Nobody!” says it all.
Wolexis.com is the go-to site for soccer fans. As you might have guessed, it talks about the sport like a pro. The blog says it delivers the news like no other by focusing on the juicy details on the latest ins and outs of the world of soccer. Although it also covers international news on the sport, the blog is a big hit for African soccer fans since has that added focus on the news happening within the African continent.
If you want professional news coverage on football, SoccerNet should be your cup of tea. The blog prides itself on the prestigious distinction of being the winner of the 2014 Sport Blog of the year at Nigerian Blog Awards. That says a lot of the dedication of its staff and reporters in bringing the best news coverage in the industry.
The 352 Blog gives you the latest on what is happening in football. The site feels very professionally done and certainly visually appealing. Vibrant, action-packed pictures greet visitors upon reaching the page. Aside from the usual news section, football fanatics would definitely find the Analysis and Specials sections hard to resist.
At first glance, you just might conclude that the GistHoodNG blog is another football-only blog. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll find that it has more to offer aside from news updates on the football world. It also has a Tennis and Boxing sections as well as a section just called Sports, which basically covers sports news outside football, tennis or boxing.
One of the most reputable Nigeria-based authorities on soccer especially on matters regarding transfers as well as Nigerian players who are already based overseas. The blog started is already well established having been launched in 2010. Its authority on Nigeria Football Federation and the coaching staff is undisputed that even European sports media outlets cite it regularly.
Established way back in 1997, you can say that FourFourTwo has been around and has seen the comings and goings of the soccer world for two decades. This should tell you something about the caliber of its staff and management in consistently bringing out professional updates on the sport. And yes, the UK-based outfit even has a magazine in print.
NigerianEye prides itself as an independent news provider with the aim of providing its reader’s news coverage on the latest events happening not only in Nigeria but also the world. The site covers various topics such as politics and entertainment. Of course, sports fans won’t go unappeased either, as it has a news section with tons of articles on soccer.
If you want your latest soccer news delivered with a twist, then Naiji.com is the blog to go. The site not only contains the latest updates on what’s happening in soccer internationally, but it also contains sections on gossip, weddings and the glamorous world of celebrities. Also, it has a section dedicated solely to articles written in the Hausa language.
In a world full of blogs churning out soccer news like there is no tomorrow, YourSoccer Blog feels surprisingly refreshing. The blog prides itself on dishing out unique and intelligently written pieces. There are interestingly titled articles that would surely pique a reader’s interest such as “10 Shocking Facts About The North Korean Team” and “5 Smart Things To Know Before Buying Football Boots.”
If you are looking for a uniquely angled soccer articles, you will surely love SoccerGunz. The blog is also unapologetically honest and warns readers that it is a “blog about football (soccer) with emphasis on Arsenal FC and Nigerian Football.” In case you’re wondering why the site is full of Arsenal FC and Nigerian Football pieces, now you know.
Nigerian Pilot opted for the maximum visual impact of pictures to entice its readers. Landing on its sports page, one would get the feeling that it is a sports news site with an emphasis on soccer as you are bombarded with photos of football stars and other bigwigs in the industry. But of course, the site also contains news updates on worldwide events that matter in its News, Politics and Editorial sections.
Punch is a news site that covers just about everything under the sun. They give you the latest business, politics, and entertainment news from around the world. They also have the Opinion and Editorial sections for readers that want a more in-depth approach to societal issues. But sports fans are not left out as well; its sports section delivers the latest news in sports with a good number of articles on soccer in particular.
An independent news organization, NaijaNews.com is a Nigerian-based digital news provider founded in 2016. Aside from the fact that it is a good source for sports lovers, this independent outlet also covers other topics such as business, entertainment, influential people, politics, technology, and lifestyle. If you want to get a good read about the latest news of the sports events in Nigeria, this is surely one of the sites that you should check out.