Saturday 18 April 2015

PROLIFIC: New signing AMUTU Scores On Debut In MALAYSIA

Kelantan FA new signing Austin Amutu proved to be a worthy addition to the team as he scored on his debut Saturday in a league game which they lost 3-1 at Darul Takzim.
The Warri Wolves striker gave his new Malaysian club the lead, but the hosts scored three goals late

Ayo Obileye: Hope of playing for Nigeria fading (See profile)

Charlton Athletic central defender, Ayomide Obileye, who now plays for League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge FC on a loan deal is fast losing interest on his earlier believe and aspiration of playing for the Nigerian national soccer team.
The 20-year-old whose dream is to play for the Samson Siasia-tutored Dream Team VI possibly at the Rio 2016 Olympic soccer event after he must have helped in the

Heineken rewards consumers with 20 UEFA Champions League final’s trip

More lucky winners have emerged in Heineken’s raffle draws, giving away trips to watch the UEFA Champions League finals in Ibiza, Spain. On Wednesday night, Heineken fans gathered in the luxurious Heineken House Lagos to enjoy the on-pitch clashes between Europe’s best clubs. But for many of them, the half-time raffle draw action will linger much

I cried anytime I failed in athletics – Omeiza

Nigeria’s quarter-miler, Akerele Omeiza, has had his life turned around since swapping football boots for athletics spikes. The Oral Roberts University, United States of America undergraduate in this interview says his target this year is to win medals at the World Championship and All Africa

2014-15 Nationwide League Cropped to Meet Deadline

The 2014/15 Nigeria Nationwide League season will be trimmed so as to meet the August deadline of concluding league matches in the country, the Secretariat of the third-tier club football has confirmed.
League matches in the country are scheduled to run not later than the date slated for the

SHAME!! Senegal Dumps Nigeria from 2015 Beach Soccer World Cup

Senegal piped Nigeria to a 2015 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup ticket after a narrow victory in the semi-final of the Caf Beach Soccer Championship on Saturday.
The winners and runners-up of the ongoing continental championship in Seychelles will

CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves earn slim win over FCMK, as birthday boy Salami bags brace

Nigerian flagbearers Warri Wolves edged FCMK of Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in a CAF Confederation Cup second round, first leg match in Warri on Saturday.
Super Eagles’ forward Gbolahan Salami, who celebrated his birthday in mid-week, scored both

Friday 17 April 2015

Kwara United vow to continue good form

Kwara United will be looking forward to maintaining their unbeaten start to the season as they take on Heartland of Owerri this weekend in Ilorin. Speaking with League Rendezvous, the media officer of the club, Yinka Owolewa, said the management was not taking anything

Yakubu, Akpan eye Arsenal downfall in FA Cup

Nigeria’s Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Hope Akpan are expected to be in action when their club, Reading, face Arsenal in the semifianl of the English FA Cup at the Wembley Stadium today. Although Aiyegbeni may start from the bench Akpan is expected to be named in the starting lineup as the Championship side attempt to stop the

Eagle - Eyed Sterling Bank Officials Stop Sabo Babayaro From Stealing 40,000 Euros Transfer Income

Kaduna United’s General Manager, Garba Lawal , has quickly reacted to reports in the local media that claimed he can not account for $150,000 being the transfer income from the sale of Efe Ambrose to MS Ashdod.
The retired Nigeria international has revealed that Sabo Babayaro attempted to steal

Inter Turku Midfielder Vincent Onovo Dedicates Four Goals To Jesus Christ

Inter Turku attacking midfielder Vincent Onovo was delighted to score four goals against RoPS on Thursday in a Finnish Suomen Cup game.
The match held at Veritas Stadion (Turku ) finished 7 - 3 in favour of Inter Turku, with the

AAG: Portsmouth striker Ini happy to pick Ticket

Super Falcons’ striker, Ini-Abasi Umotong has hailed her teammates for picking the All Africa Games, AAG ticket, even as she said she looks forward to joining them for the World Cup in Canada later this year.The Portsmouth FC striker, who spoke from her base in the UK, said she was elated when

DUBIOUS: NFF, Keshi fail to sign contract Again!!!!!!

The much celebrated signing of contract between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Coach Stephen Keshi earlier scheduled to take place Friday did not take place afterall.
The general secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi had last week said that the

Congratulations pour in for Sanusi

There have been several congratulatory messages for the new General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.
In its own congratulatory messages delivered at the NFF Secretariat on Thursday, the Kebbi State Ministry of Youth Development and Sports wrote: “We are fully aware that the attainment of the

Atalanta, Genoa after Super Eagles Joel Obi

Serie A clubs Atalanta, Genoa are set to swoop Super Eagles midfielder, Joel Obi.
The Inter Milan player has had a torrid time at the San Siro and will be looking for another challenge elsewhere.
Atalanta and Genoa are reportedly monitoring Joel Obi's situation at Inter Milan with the

FEDERATION CUP: 16 teams slug it out in Federation Cup play-offs (See Full Fixtures)

Sixteen teams, including the exciting youthful side, Nath Boys FC of Lagos, AA Stars of Sokoto and Kukuruku FC from Edo State are poised for the play-off round of this year’s Federation Cup competition, which comes up on Tuesday, April 21.
The play-off round brings together the rookie teams among those that reached the finals in

Sand Eagles Pre-Championship camping paying off, Alphonsus Dike hails NFF

Former national team assistant Coach Alphonsus Dike has hailed the impressive run of Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles at the ongoing 2015 CAF Africa Beach soccer championship in Seychelles after the team recorded its third win in the competition to

IOC President congratulates Buhari, invites him to Lausanne

The President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Thomas Bach has congratulated President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari on his sweeping victory at the polls and also extended an invitation to him to visit the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. 
In a congratulatory message sent to General Buhari and copied to the President of the

BREAKING!!!! Nff Set To Announce The Return Of The Big Boss…Without Amokachi

The Nigeria Football Federation is set to announce Stephen Keshi as the ‘new’ Super Eagles coach – but without Daniel Amokachi serving as assistant sources said.
The two parties have been in talks over a new contract, with the NFF offering him a two-year contract extension in March.
And sources at the NFF have informed that Keshi will sign the contract in the

Warri Wolves Are Ready To Run Over MK Etanchéité On Saturday Says Keeper Eriose Tega

Expectations will be very high for the only Nigerian club left on the continent this season when Warri Wolves FC take on MK Etanchéité from DR Congo at the Warri Township Stadium on Saturday in a CAF Confederation Cup match.
Warri Wolves goal keeper Eriose Tega, who helped non-league side Fame FC to a good run in the 2012 Federation Cup, said after the team's morning training session on

NPFL: BAYELSA determined to end Taraba's Unbeaten run in the league

The Nigeria Professional Football league resumes this week as Bayelsa United are set to put an end to FC Taraba unbeaten run when they clash in a Week 4 game on Sunday in Oghara. Bayelsa United media officer, Eddy Ohis, told his team are battle ready for the game and they are

250 Golfers Jostle For 2015 IBB Golf Captain’s Cup Honour

No fewer than 250 golfers from across the country are expected to jostle for trophies and prizes at the 2015 edition of the IBB International Golf and Country Club Captain’s Cup competition slated for tomorrow at the IBB Golf Club.
Disclosing this at a media briefing to herald the golf fiesta in Abuja yesterday, chairman of

NPFL week 4: Kano Pillars v Enyimba FC ‘Game of Champions’ – Chinedu Udoji

As the Sani Abacha Stadium and Kano Pillars prepare to play host to perenial arch rivals Enyimba FC this weekend in the NPFL Captain of the Aba Elephants, Chinedu Udoji promises the game will be nothing short of a cracker.
Udoji has predicted the game will be one of the biggest fixture this weekend as the

World Softball Championship: Nigeria Will Not Be Intimidated By Japan — Laniyan

The Nigeria Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA), says it will not be intimidated by the presence of Japan, the defending champion in their pool, at the forthcoming World  Softball Championship.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria is in Pool A alongside China, Japan, Ecuador and Great Britain in the tournament that will hold from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15 in the

CONTROVERSY: Rangers Threaten To Drag Raja Casablanca To FIFA Over Osaguona

The management of Enugu Rangers Football Club has demanded Moroccan club Raja Casablanca to pay the outstanding fee relating to the transfer of its former player, Ighodaro Osaguona, or risk being dragged before the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).
Rangers claimed that Raja has failed to honour the agreement between both clubs when the

NPFL: Ebere Odiche, Tony Ogharanduku named player, manager of the month

Ebere Odiche of Heartland FC and Tony Ogharanduku of FC Taraba have been named the League Bloggers Awards [LBA] Player and Manager for the month of March.
Odichie goal scoring performances for the Owerri based Heartland FC helped him beat off

Thursday 16 April 2015

Astonishing: IGHALO bangs goal No.20, says Job Done

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has said he is fulfilled to have done his job after he banged home his 20th goal in the English Championship Wednesday night.
The former Granada of Spain forward said it will be the best season of his career if his


Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie has relived his six-month injury nightmare at Stoke City just as he is back in training in a bid to regain full fitness.
Osaze has been sidelined since last August after suffering a serious knee ligament injury in City's 1-0 win over the Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and he

CONFEDERATION CUP: Seychelles officials arrive for Wolves Vs FCMK match

Referee Bernard Camille and his compatriots from Seychelles are expected in Nigeria on Thursday for Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup second round, first leg match between Warri Wolves FC and DR Congo side, FCMK.
The Nigeria Football Federation has already perfected plans for visas at the point of entry for the

Falcons’ Captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku signs for Kazakhstan champions

Super Falcons’ Captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku, has signed for reigning Kazakhstan League champions, Biik Kazygurt FC.
The former Rivers Angels midfield maestro, who arrived the club on Monday evening and went

Supersand Eagles edge Cote d’Ivoire to top Group A

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles fought bravely, despite being a man down for all of the last two periods and overtime, to edge Cote d’Ivoire 7-6 in Victoria on Thursday and finish comfortably at the top of Group A of the 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship.
A semi-final ticket was already on hand before the match, but the

Wednesday 15 April 2015

NFF commiserates with Yobe FA chairman

The Nigeria Football Federation has commiserated with the Chairman of Yobe State Football Association, Alhaji Mohammed Garba, who lost his wife on Tuesday night.
Hajiya Fatima Garba died on Tuesday and her remains were committed to mother earth on

In-form Supersand Eagles trounce Egypt, good for semi finals

The Supersand Eagles continued their imperious run at the 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship with a 4-1 thrashing of Egypt on Wednesday.
On the beach of Roche Caiman Sports Complex in Victoria, where they sliced host nation Seychelles 10-1 on Tuesday, Audu Adamu Ejo’s wards were somewhat stretched by the North Africans, as the first

Joseph Yobo celebrates wife's birthday with a special dinner

Ex-Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo yesterday Tuesday, April 14 treated his wife Adaeze Yobo to a dinner to celebrate her 25th birthday.
Adaeze who is a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria was excited as she turned 25 yesterday and took to Instagram to post a photo of her and hubby Joseph Yobo stepping out

GENERATION NEXT: Nigerian racing driver gunning for F1

Nigerian racing driver Ovie Iroro is gunning for the top car racing competition in the world, The Formula One.
After becoming the first Nigerian driver to compete in the British Formula Ford

HISTORY MAKER: Meet the first Nigerian to run at the North Pole marathon

Tuedon Omatsola Morgan has become the first Nigerian to run at the North Pole marathon.
This is not the first time she has made this type of history. She was also the first Nigerian to

Tuesday 14 April 2015


Nigeria midfielder Fegor Ogude was the master mind of Amkar Perm's 1-0 shock win over Ahmed Musa's CSKA Moscow on Monday in a Russian Premier League game.
CSKA Moscow are third on the league table with 43 points from 23 games, while Amkar Perm are rock

RABIU IBRAHIM Scores Again In SLOVAKIA, Outshines Madu

The career of ex-Nigeria youth star Rabiu Ibrahim is on the upward swing after he scored again in Slovakia as Trencin thrashed Podbrezova 4-1 in the league.
Trencin lead the Slovakia league with 53 points from 25 games.The former Sporting

How SUPER EAGLES players in Europe performed

Super Eagles of Nigeria will in June begin the race to qualify for AFCON 2017 in Gabon and so takes a look at the performances of some of the players at their respective clubs this weekend.
 Leon Balogun: He was not listed for his German Bundesliga two side Darmstadt 98 as they drew

Osheku Ready To Spring 2015 Okpekpe Surprise

One of Nigeria’s best middle and long distance runners, Lawrence Osheku says he is ready to mingle with the big boys on the road at the 3rd Okpekpe 10km road race next month in Okpekpe, Auchi, Edo state.
Osheku emerged the best Edo state-born athlete in the first two editions of the IAAF-sanctioned road


Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is in line for a second straight Marc Vivien Foe Award for the best African player in the French Ligue 1. 
Enyeama won a century of caps for Nigeria last month to match the record set by Joseph Yobo. He has also kept Lille in the hunt for international football next season. Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Lille of

BREAKING: YUSUF tipped to replace Amokachi in Super Eagles Job

There are very strong indications that former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach Salisu Yusuf is likely to replace Daniel Amokachi as Eagles assistant coach.
Amokachi assisted Stephen Keshi in his initial Eagles contract, which elapsed after last year’s World Cup in Brazil. However, it appears there is now a crack in the relationship between Amokachi, who

IMOH EZEKIEL destroys ANDERLECHT, bags brace

Nigeria striker Imoh Ezekiel was the hero of his Belgian club Standard Liege as he single handedly beat Anderlecht 3-1 in a play-off game on Sunday, when he scored two goals and provided an assist.
Standard Liege are fourth on the play-offs table with 30 points.Ezekiel, who is on loan at the

MONACO Can Upset Juventus says ELDERSON

Monaco can upset favourites Juventus in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg match in Turin, according to the French club’s defender Elderson Echiejile.
Monaco may not have won in Italy all these years, but Nigeria international Elderson they could rewrite

Gyaran, Olarinoye delighted with FIFA training

Super Eagles’ medical doctor Ibrahim Gyaran and his U-17 National Team counterpart, Deji Olarinoye have expressed joy at being part of a three-day Sports Medicine and Science Summit organized by world football governing body, FIFA in conjunction with ISOKINETIC Group in

JUST IN: NNL to hold Congress in Abuja today

The Nigeria National League will hold its Annual Congress in Abuja on Wednesday, according to the Executive Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Katken.
Representatives of all the 32 Clubs that campaign in the two divisions of the Nigeria National League are expected in attendance, with the event billed for

BEACH SOCCER: Moroccan referee for Supersand Eagles; Ogunmuyiwa in action

Moroccan referee Driss Lamghaidar will take charge of Nigeria’s match against host Seychelles as the 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship kicks off in Victoria on Tuesday.
The clash that comes up at the Roche Caiman Sports Complex will begin at 5.30pm Seychelles time,

Victorious Dream Team Arrives Nigeria On Tuesday

The victorious national U-23 men's football team, Dream Team will be touching down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Tuesday at about 10.40am.
According to the travel schedule of the team, the delegation will depart it's Golden Peacock Hotel Lusaka by 12midnight Lusaka time which is 11pm Nigeria time, for their Kenya Airways flight from the

GHEN! GHEN!! Victor Moses snubs Jose Mourinho's recall

Super Eagles forward Victor Moses rejected Jose Mourinho's call to return to Chelsea last January a UK source has revealed.
After the exit of Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Chelsea manager made an attempt to scrap

Super Eagles footballer Nnamdi Oduamadi dumps Nollywood actress actress Nkem Ike

The whirlwind romance between Super Eagles forward Nnamdi Oduamadi and Nollywood actress Nkem Ike has ended according to an insider's report.
The AC Milan player and the actress Nkem Ike started dating in 2013 and according to a source,  the parents of Oduamadi did not approve of the relationship and the footballer has

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