Arukaino Umukoro

Arukaino Umukoro

Arukaino is an award-winning writer and journalist, a recipient of the CNN/MultiChoice Africa Journalist of the Year Awards (Sports reporting)
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Europa League Final: Lookman and the Future of Finidi George’s new Super Eagles

When the stars aligned for Ademola Olajade Alade Aylola Lookman on a stellar European night, it was a constellation with…

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Helon Habila on His Latest Novel, Migration, Politics, Education and Role of Young Africans in Development

What’s the inspiration behind your latest book, Travellers? Helon Habila: It was inspired by the global migration trend, especially having…

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Tunde Onakoya: Lessons from a Nigerian Chess Master

Chess is an intriguing game that other board games cannot hold a candle to. It’s one game that eliminates the…

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Sebastien Haller, Cote d’Ivoire and AFCON Redemption Stories

It wasn’t written in the stars. They simply gatecrashed into the clouds, tore the form books and rewrote the script.…

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ALT-Super Eagles: Bukayo Saka, other Nigerian-born Players who’d have Featured at AFCON

In terms of pedigree, this match is the classic David vs Goliath duel. Three-time champions versus one of the most…

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AFCON: Will the real Victor Osimhen please stand up!

Let’s start from the beginning. In 2015, Victor Osimhen won the Golden Boot after scoring a record 10 goals in…

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AFCON: A Mourinho Coaching Recipe for Jose Peseiro and Super Eagles

In 2007, towards the end of his first spell as Chelsea coach, and faced with an injury crisis to his…

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Africa Leaving us Behind in Football Development, Nigeria needs to Wake Up – Siasia

In Qatar 2022, Morocco’s Atlas Lions became the first African team to reach the last four (semi-finals) of the FIFA…

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AFCON: Why Nigeria may not win the Nations Cup – Siasia

With a few days to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire and the first match…

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FIFA 5-Year Ban: My Football Journey Isn’t Over Yet, I’m Coming Back Stronger – Siasia

“I’ll be back,” is a slogan made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from his 1984 science fiction movie, The Terminator,…

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