Saturday 7 March 2015

AYC Senegal 2015: Manu Garba wants big win against Host

Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has said he hopes for a convincing win over hosts Senegal in Sunday’s opening match at the 2015 AYC in Dakar. “We want to win convincingly because in any tournament your opening match is very crucial. It will boost your confidence,” said Manu.
“With the U17s (2013 CAF U17 Championship), we started very well by beating

Lagos FA Cup to Kick-Off This Sunday with the Rookies Matches

The 2014/2015 Lagos FA Cup in collaboration with Winners Golden Bet kicks off today at the Agege Stadium, Lagos with the Rookie matches. New entrant, Freetan Sports Football Club will play other new comers, Odic Wire and Cable Football Club in the first match of the day at 8:00AM.
Dominion Hotsports Football Club will slug it out against Ascenders Football Club for the

Power Horse tourney Update: Supersand Eagles lose narrowly to Senegal

The Supersand Eagles put up a spirited performance but lost 5-6 to Senegal in the first semi final of the ongoing Power Horse Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament in Durban, South Africa on Saturday.It was a keenly-contested affair as the Senegalese, who edged Mozambique 4-2 on Friday, challenged the Nigerians every inch of the beach, and the

AJC 2015: Enahoro wins first medal in Nigeria colour

As Oduduru, Peka through to 200m final
Holland-based Ituah Enahoro has won his first medal for Nigeria after his silver medal finish in the Pole Vault event at the ongoing African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Competing for the first time for the country, Enahoro jumped 4.10metres which was his Personal Best to place second behind Tunisia’s Mejri Seifeddine who won the gold with a

Maiden PGA Tour victory thrills Olapade

Sunday Olapade has expressed his delight at winning his first Nigeria PGA Tour title after emerging victorious last Sunday at the Francis Olo Pro-Am Championship on the first playoff hole at the Otukpo Golf Club, in Benue State. Olapade had tied Ghana’s Emos Korblah after 72 holes to force the game into a playoff before going on to claim his first title since turning professional in 2011. “I thank God for this victory” he said, adding that it

Chukwudi Chukwuma: A goal hunter full of maturity

Nigeria-born youth soccer star, Chukwudi Chukwuma, who plays for FK Teplice Football Club in the Gambrinus Liga, in the Czech Republic just 20 years old is full of maturity as he dazzles older players and has sent a very strong signal to the national team selectors in Nigeria. Chukwuma is the first youth graduate of an Indian football academy, Sesa Football Club to sign a deal with a foreign club.
He has signed a four-year contract with Czech Republic top flight team FK Teplice. The

Gbolahan Salami reveals; Red Star Belgrade too broke to pay his wages

Super Eagles attacker, Gbolahan Salami has revealed that the Serbian side, Red Star Belgrade have issues playing their players.

Salami, who left the Super Eagles camp in Dubai in January to seek fresh challenge at the Serbian league returned to his former club, Warri Wolves because the club could not meet his wage demands

Flying Eagles coach rejected Iheanacho's late-minute plea- Nduka Ugbade

Assistant coach of Nigeria’s U20 team, Nduka Ugbade has revealed that the Flying Eagles head coach, Manu Garba left out Manchester City youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho despite his pleas to be included in Nigeria’s delegation for the 2015 Africa U20 championship in Senegal.

The 18-year old player has been out injured according to his club, which he

Super Falcons will win the All African Games gold medal- Super Falcons captain

Captain of Super Falcons, Evelyn Nwabuoku has revealed that the women's national team will do their best to win the All Africa Games gold medal in Congo billed for September.

The Edwin Okon team won the 7th African Women Championship title late last year, and the

Nigeria Dream Team dump Gabon 2-0

Nigeria U23 team, Dream Team VI, defeated their Gabon counterparts 2-0 to advance to the next round of the All Africa Games qualifier on a 6-1 aggregate.

Nigeria will now battle Zambia, who enjoyed a walkover against Mozambique in this round of the qualifiers.

President Jonathan Led training Session in Abuja on Saturday

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today, Saturday, March 7, 2015, led government officials as well as sportsmen and women on an out-door physical training exercise in Abuja aimed at promoting sports and fitness in Nigeria.
The training exercise, which started at about 7.00 am,  included a long walk from the Presidential

NPFL: Sharks Vs Sunshine, Another 0-0 draw in Port Harcourt

It was another goalless draw on the opening day of Nigeria league match Saturday as Sharks failed to beat visiting Sunshine Stars at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt.

 Both sides battled to break the deadlock but could not, before it rained in the second half of the game.

 Visiting Sunshine Stars had the first goal attempt when Dayo Ojo released a

NPFL: Hosts Dolphins and Kwara play out a goaless draw in League Opener

Dolphins and Kwara United opened the new Nigeria league season with a barren draw at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

 Both teams gave good account of themselves and created chances but failed to bury any of them.

 Highlight of the game was the red card for Kwara United goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso in the

Ethiopia 2105: Okpara wants high jump gold as compensation after winning first Nigeria Medal

After losing the boys long jump final, Thaddeus Okpara has said his target now will be to win the gold in the high jump.
Okpara won Nigeria first medal at the ongoing African Junior Athletics Championship in

AJC 2015: Ogba entices athletes with dollars

The president of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Chief Solomon Ogba, on Friday challenged the Nigeria athletes competing at the ongoing African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to win more medals and be rewarded with the sum of $50 for each gold medallist.
Speaking to the athletes in their hotel after dinner on Friday, Ogba said to win the

Nigeria Professional Football League Kickoff is finally here

The much-anticipated kickoff of the 2015 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League is finally here and Naija fans are excited, with clubs looking forward to have an exciting time.
The aim of some of the clubs will be to snatch the league title from current holders, Kano Pillars, while others will be looking forward to retaining their top flight status at the end

Friday 6 March 2015

HOT FORM: Kalu scores aagin for Levante

Nigeria forward Kalu Uche was match winner for his Spanish club Levante when he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Eibar in La Liga Friday.

The former Espanyol player scored the winner in the 67th minute, when the

.NPFL UPDATES: Abia Warriors signs 19 new players

Abia Warriors have signed 19 new players and retained 14 in readiness for the 2014/15 Glo Premier League season which starts on Saturday.
The new intakes include experienced campaigners like Valentine Nwabile, who moved from Niger Tornadoes, Uchenna Keke from Akwa United, Bolaji Shakin and Ivorian import, Dosso Achassan from Dolphins as well as Enugu Rangers twin brothers Joshua and Moses Odo.
Former Enyimba star Josiah Maduabuchi moved from Warri Wolves to join the Warriors as well as

NPFL UPDATE: Glo expects violent-free Premier League season

Title sponsor of the Glo Premier League, Globacom, has sent a welcome message to all the clubs in the Premier League, their management, the League Management Company, fans and the Nigeria Football Federation as the new Premier League season formally kicks off on

Channels National Kids Cup Season 7: Call For Lagos Applications

The Executive Committee of the Channels National Kids Cup have called for entries from Lagos State Schools that are interested in participating at the 7th edition of the football competition.
The competition is strictly for pupils currently in primary school and not above the age of 13 at the date of commencement of the football event.
Supported by the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), this year’s edition would retain the 16 teams format with players from other regions of the

National players dominate at Country Club tourney

Tunisia-bound national junior players will be the centre of attraction as the final of the MP Tennis Championship takes place today at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. The five-day clay court tournament is serving as the final build-up for Nigerian players to the forthcoming African Junior Tennis Championship serving off on Monday in Tunis, Tunisia.
Martins Abamu, who will be representing the country in the Boys’ U-16 category, is the

EXPOSED!!: Take a Look At The tough clauses in Keshi’s contract (Must Read)

The Nigeria Football Federation presented 27 clauses before the out of contract Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi in the new deal offered him last week. New Telegraph exclusively scooped a copy of the contract that is currently causing ripples between the ‘Big Boss’ and the NFF and the document revealed that Keshi’s major remunerations have not changed.
Clause 6.1 stated clearly that the coach would take home N5m as salary every

2015 AJC: Okpara wins Nigeria’s first medal

Thaddeus Okpara has won Nigeria’s first medal at the on-going African Junior Athletics Championship in Ethiopia. Okpara leapt 7.44m in the boys’ long jump to win the silver behind Moroccan Mohcine Khoua who won the gold medal with a jump of

Thursday 5 March 2015

NPFL Updates: Enyimba to abandon Akwa Utd match

None of Enyimba's old players numbering about 20 will feature against Akwa United sources report.
Enyimba are expected to host the Promise Keepers in Sunday’s match day 1 clash of the Glo Premier League season at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
An influential player who pleaded anonymity said his teammates have decided to boycott the

SAD NEWS: Robbers attack Kano Pillars, shot 5 Players

Nigerian champions Kano Pillars were on Thursday attacked by armed robbers along Abaji-Lokoja road,  and shot five players of Nigeria league champions Kano Pillars, including Super Eagles attacker Gambo Mohammed.Other players affected are Ogbonaya, Eneji Otekpa, Murtala Adamu, and Moses Ekpai.
The players were traveling by road to honour a league game against

NPFL UPDATE: LMC calls off Heartland, Pillars game

The League Management Company [LMC] has postponed the opening game of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) between champions Kano Pillars and Heartland.
Heartland were scheduled to host the champions this Saturday, but the game is now off after the Kano club were attacked by armed robbers along Abaji-Lokoja road on Thursday afternoon.
Five key players -- Gambo Muhammed, Eneji Otekpa, Adamu Murtala, Reuben Ogbonnaya and

Victor Moses Goal Help Stoke Secure Win

Nigeria international, Victor Moses scored the opener for Stoke City as the Potters secured a 2-0 win at the Britannia stadium against visiting Everton, that win has secured the third win in a row for Stoke in the Premier League.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner, Moses nearly gave the Potters the

NPFL UPDATE: Sunshine Stars suspend Ajani, Olorundare

Nigeria Professional Football League club Sunshine Stars have suspended two of their players, Ibrahim Ajani and Dele Olorundare, indefinitely.
Ajani and Olorundare were placed on indefinite suspension for "involving in a lot of unprofessional activities and conduct."
The two players' unprofessional conduct included breaking camp rules as well as disrespecting the

Nigeria to take on South Africa in March 29 friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Sunday, March 29 in a friendly match according to reports.
The Bafana Bafana were chosen as replacement for the Black Stars of Ghana for the

NPFL: League star match faces broadcast blackout

The 2014/2015 Nigeria league opener on Saturday between Heartland and Kano Pillars slated for the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri may not be broadcast live due to a political

Lagos ITTF World Tour: Quadri, Meshref are top seeds

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Egypt’s Dina Meshref have been seeded the top players in the men and women singles events of the International Table Tennis Federation World Tour tagged Lagos Open. In the seeding list released by the world table tennis ruling body, ITTF, Quadri who is rated 32 in the world is seeded number one in the men’s singles while his

We won’t underrate any team in Senegal – Manu

Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba assured Nigerians that his team won’t underrate any team as the African Youth Championship start this weekend in Senegal. “We as a team always want to win every game we play and that is the attitude we will take to the AYC,” Manu said.
He added that, “We will not underrate any team in Senegal, but we are confident we will do

No funding problems for the team- Siasia

Nigeria’s U23 coach, Samson Siasia says his boys are in fine fettle ahead of Saturday’s 2015 All Africa Games (AAG) qualifier against Gabon in Abuja.

The Dream Team VI, as the Nigeria team is fondly called, defeated the Gabonese 4-1 in Libreville and are now firm favourites to advance to the next round of the competition.
Reports had however surfaced last week that players of the Dream Team had expressed anger

AYC Senegal 2015: Flying Eagles land Dakar

Nigeria’s U-20 Boys’ Team, Flying Eagles, arrived in Dakar, capital of Senegal in the early hours of Thursday for the 19th African Youth Championship, after flying through Banjul, The Gambia.
A contingent of 21 players and 10 officials touched down at the Dakar International

NFF confirms free entry for Dream Team, Gabon match in Abuja Stadium

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says no tickets will be sold for Saturday’s 11th All-Africa Games qualifying match between the U-23 National Team, Dream Team, and their Gabon counterparts at the National Stadium, Abuja.

NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu confirmed on Thursday that the Federation is thrown

Obasanjo @78 plays, scores two goals at birthday novelty match

Ex-president wore T-shirt with number of his years, 78.
Obasanjo who was the skipper for his team  showed some adeptness on the field of play and  scored  the two  goals  while the Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties

TRANSFER NEWS: KAA Gent snatch Sad’eeq from Ajax

Belgium club KAA Gent have beaten Ajax Amsterdam and a host of European clubs to clinch the signature of Nigerian top talent Sad’eeq Yusuf Ahmat.
Proactive Ajax director of football Marc Overmars had received a tip-off few months ago about the Nigerian talent and the Dutchman did everything to bring the player to the Amsterdam club, but his

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Salami returns to Wolves

Gbolahan Salami will play for Warri Wolves in the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season after his move to Serbian club Red Star Belgrade fell through.
The striker has also been registered to play for Wolves in the 2015 Caf Confederation Cup.
Moses Etu, media chief of the club, said Salami would be available for selection as the

Taraba Queens gathering steam

Head coach of Taraba Queens, Adewale Olatunji has saluted the performance of his wards even though they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Home Base FC in a friendly duel played in Jalingo.
The Queens used the encounter to intensified their preparation for the 2015 Women Premier

Short NNL stint awaits Gombe Utd

Gombe United coach Oladunni Oyekale is confident the side will enjoy a very short stint in the nation's second tier league, Nigeria National League (NNL).
The Desert Scorpions are among the demoted sides to the NNL in the 2013/14 Glo Premier League together with Kaduna United, Nembe City and Crown FC.
Oyekale said the coaches, headed by the former Super Eagles manager Austin Eguavoen, are

Wednesday 4 March 2015

Mobil Final: Students plan reception for Akpabio

The students participating in the Akwa Ibom State/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Championships taking place at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, on March 7 will take time off their running, jumping and throwing to accord Governor Godswill Akpabio a gratitude reception for affording them the use of a modern stadium.
The news of the event filtered in from the office of the State Secondary Schools Sports Directorate at the weekend. In 2013, a decision was taken by

Obafemi Martins Share Romantic Photo With Baby-mama

The out-of-favored Nigerian soccer star seems to be living in peace with his boo and baby-mama.
The soccer star who was previously known to change his women every other day might have found his missing rib.
Obafemi shared the above photo of himself and his baby mama on

PRODIGY:McCleod, Oyinlomo dominate at Country Club tourney

Fast-rising Nigerian tennis prodigy, Angel McCleod, underlined her intention to make a great impact in the 2015 Africa Junior Tennis Championship billed for Tunis, Tunisia next week when she cruised to victories in the on-going MP Tennis Junior Championship at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
The 13-year-old, who recently featured in the ITF Circuit in Nairobi Kenya, where she was

AAG: Chukwumerije wary of late preparations

  • Sees Tunisia, Cote D’ Ivoire, Egypt as threat

Beijing 2008 Bronze medallist, Chika Chukwumerije, has warned that Nigeria risks not winning a medal in Taekwondo if the team doesn’t commence early preparations for the All Africa Games, scheduled for Congo Brazzaville from September 4 to 20, 2015.

Chukwumerije who is also a board Member of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation is

AAG: Team Nigeria begins title defence in Addis Ababa

Athletes and officials of Team Nigeria departed on Tuesday for the 12th edition of the African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a promise to defend the title they won two years ago in Mauritius.
Team Nigeria was the overall winners at the 11th edition of the tournament two years ago after claiming nine gold, seven silver and three bronze medals to push

All African Games Qualifier: B/Faso Refs For Nigeria/Gabon Match

Burkinabe official Jean Ouattara will be at the centre when Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles otherwise known as Dream Team, host Gabon’s U-23 team in an 11th All-Africa Games qualifier in Abuja on Saturday.
Ouattara, 30, who became an international only this year, will be assisted by compatriots

We won’t defend AAG win against Gabon- Sokari

Nigeria’s under-23 Olympic team attacking midfielder Kingsley Sokari has said his side will not defend the 4-1 win in Libreville against the Gabonese under-23 Olympic side.
The nation’s campaigners will host the West African foes on Saturday in Abuja in the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville reverse qualifying match.

Sokari said his side are determined to have a repeat performance when both sides clash on

Abia Warriors Pitch Ready For NPL

As the 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football League gets under way this weekend across the nation Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia say their newly renovated home ground is now ready to host Premier League games in the Abia State capital.
Chairman of the club, Chief Emeka Inyama disclosed this after conducting members of the

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