Saturday 2 May 2015

Super Falcons lost to Dikko FC in warm-up Match

Super Falcons, Friday lost 2-0 to an Under-23 side Dikko Football Club in a tune up game played at the FIFA Goal Project Pitch, Abuja.
Falcons began the game brightly piling pressure on the physically advantaged Dikko FC but

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur & Liverpool Scouts Watch Solomon Owello

Scouts representing Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and German Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin were in attendance at Lerkendal Stadium when Rosenborg clashed with IK Start in the Tippeligaen on Thursday night. It is unclear at this point the players that

Get9jaSports: Phenominal: Chelsea's Solanke gets 36th Goal Of Th...

Get9jaSports: Phenominal: Chelsea's Solanke gets 36th Goal Of Th...: Dominic Solanke was pleased to score his 36th goal of the season across all tournaments as Chelsea Under 21s beat their Southampton ...

Okpekpe Race: Okaeben named events director

Former Edo State Sports Commissioner, Chris Okaeben has been named the events director of the third edition of the IAAF certified Okpekpe Road Race.
In a similar vein, Stella Nwala will serve as the secretary to the Secretariat. Okaeben who

Phenominal: Chelsea's Solanke gets 36th Goal Of The Season

Dominic Solanke was pleased to score his 36th goal of the season across all tournaments as Chelsea Under 21s beat their Southampton counterparts in the Under 21 Premier League on Thursday. The England youth international scored three minutes into

Flying Eagles beat Babayaro FC 3-0

Flying Eagles rounded up their training camp in Abuja Friday with a 3-0 win over hard-fighting Babayaro FC of Gwagwalada at the FIFA Goal Project.
Coach Manu Garba played a different set of teams for each half of this game.After several near

IN-FORM: Kelechi Iheanacho scores second goal in four days for Manchester City

Kelechi Iheanacho scored his second goal in four day for Manchester City Under-21 in their 3-2 victory over Leicester City in the semi final of the International Premier League cup.
Playing under the watchful eyes of first team coach Manuel Pelligrini, the Nigerian who

FIT AGAIN: Ebimobowei scores for Al-Ahly on his return

Former Bayelsa United forward Peter Ebimobowei proved he is back to full fitness after his injury worries, scoring in Al-Ahly's 2-1 win over Alaab Damanhour.
Ebimobowei scored Al-Ahly's first goal which started a late rally that saw them snatch all

Friday 1 May 2015

CAF CONFEDERATION: Warri Wolves beat FC MK Etancheite, qualify for Third Round

Nigeria’s only remaining team in continental club competition, Warri Wolves FC showed tremendous guts and grit to overcome FCMK of Democratic Republic of Congo 1-0 in Kinshasa on Friday and


Hostilities will begin this weekend in the elite cadre of the Nigeria Women League. Twelve teams would be in action in the two groups of the League.
In Group A, Delta Queens will be at home to receive a rejuvenated Confluence Queens from Lokoja. The Kogi girls who has boasted of not going to drop a point in the match, will surely give the

NPFL Matchday 7 Preview

The clash between Port Harcourt side, Dolphins and Lobi Stars of Makurdi at Garden City is one of the headline matches of Week 7 of this year’s Glo Premier League, coming up on Sunday.
Leaders Heartland FC, who regained their top position after beating Kano Pillars 1-0 in a

Official: FIFA President Blatter to Host Pinnick in Zurich

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick will on Monday meet with FIFA President, Mr. Sepp Blatter, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.
The meeting at the world football –governing body’s imposing headquarters will

Women’s League Boss Backs Oshoala For BBC Award

Chairperson of Nigeria Women’s League, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, has congratulated Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala on her BBC World Player of the year nomination.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Board Member said it was high time

Flying Eagles off to Germany on Saturday (See Full List of 30 invited players)

The U-20 National Team, Flying Eagles, will begin the journey of participation at this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup finals by flying to Germany on Saturday for a three-week final camping programme.
 NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi confirmed on Friday that a contingent of

Thursday 30 April 2015

JUST IN: Heartland beat Kano Pillars in rescheduled match to go Top of Table, as Bright scores

Heartland FC built a one point lead at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League by defeating defending champions Kano Pillars 1-0 in a rescheduled match in

Cooreman, Eguavoen top NNL big guns

Coach Eguavoen, Gombe United

It is not strange to find big names working in the less prestigious lower division and that will be the picture when Nigeria’s second tier football league, known as the Nigeria National League begins, in May.
There will be several popular names shouting from the sidelines to ensure their clubs gain

NNL gets May 16 as new kickoff date

NNL chairman Emeka Inyama

The management board of the Nigeria National League (NNL) on Thursday decided to extend by two weeks the kickoff date of the 2014/15 league season.
The new season will now kick off on Saturday, May 16 instead of Saturday, May 2.
NNL chairman Emeka Inyama said his board is quite ready to kick-start the season on the

2017 AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles camp to open in May

Stephen Keshi will open camp for the home-based Super Eagles players in May, ahead of the qualifying matches for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Big Boss, who recently signed a new deal that will last till 2018, explained that early preparation was necessary.
“We need to start camping next month by the special grace of God because time is not

I’m proud of my nursing degree – Ibarguen

Triple jump world champion Caterine Ibarguen leapt to fifth on the world all-time list last year with her stunning jump of 15.31m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. In this interview with the IAAF website, the Colombian, who also won the 2014 Diamond Race in

Zenith Bank Women Basketball League: Dolphins, Deepwater maintain dominance

Patience Okpe scored a team high 19 points as Dolphins maintained their unbeaten run in the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League with a 92-29 victory over Coalcity Queens of

World Relay: Team Nigeria target $50,000 prize money,as Okagbare joins team

Team Nigeria will be targeting the $50,000 prize money at the second edition of the IAAF World Relays holding in Bahamas on May 2 and 3.
The IAAF will pay a total prize purse of $1.4 million for the men and women’s races. The

Tombim Abuja ITF Futures: Atseye, Enosoregbe out, Moses in

Nigeria’s top players, Henry Atseye and Clifford Enosoregbe, on Wednesday, crashed out of the on-going Tombim Abuja ITF Futures, but youngster Michael Moses progressed to the quarterfinals of the singles event. Enosoregbe lost to Deiton Baughman 6-2, 6-4 in one of

Federation Cup - Round Of 64 Fixtures (See Full Fixtures)

Round of 64 takes place on May 13th & 14th, Round of 32: 8th & 9th July, Round of 16: 22nd & 23rd July, Round of 8: 12th & 13th August

Defending champions Enyimba International FC will face Nasarawa Feeders FC in the Round of 64 in the Nigeria Federation Cup competition.
The draw which was held on Thursday 30th April at the Main Auditoriom of the FIFA Goal

Pinnick: Keshi re-appointment never a mistake or a regret

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has reiterated strongly that the Federation made no mistake in re-appointing Stephen Keshi into the role of Super Eagles’ Head Coach.

Speaking on the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme, the NFF boss was categorical that a

John Ogu to face Nosa Igiebor in the final of the Israel State Cup

Nigeria stars John Ogu and Nosa Igiebor will come face-to-face in the final of the Israel State Cup after their respective clubs made it all the way to the epic stage of the cup competition.
Ogu’s Hapoel Be'er Sheva thus battle Igiebor's Maccabi Tel Aviv in the cup final on May 20 in

Taye Taiwo quits Turkish club Bursaspor

Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo has ended his contract with Turkish club Bursaspor after both parties agreed to part ways.
The Turkish club announced this on their website. "Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo is mutually agreed


Previously, Nigerian players who have featured for teams in Europe and Asia found it difficult to return to play in the Nigeria league, but that seems to be something in the past as a growing list of such players have retraced their feet back to where it all started for them.
Let's take a look at some of the players who have played for teams outside Nigeria and

Peter Utaka scores goal No.2 in Japan

Peter Utaka scored his second league goal for Japanese club Shimizu S-Pulse on Wednesday, but it was not enough for his team to secure maximum points.
Shimizu S-Pulse could only manage a 3-3 draw with Montedio Yamagata at the IAI Stadium Nihondaira, with  Utaka netting in the 26th minute to give the Katsumi Oenoki led side a


Warri Wolves have saluted Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for coming to their rescue with a cash bailout for them to travel to DR Congo for this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup second

I can still score 30 goals- Mfon Udoh

Mfon Udoh has said he believes he can score a record-shattering 30 goals this season after he got off the mark very early in the campaign. The Nigeria league all-time hotshot with 23 goals has so

Heartland set sight on Top Spot

Heartland have set their sights on reclaiming the top spot on the Nigeria league when they host Kano Pillars in a rescheduled Week 1 game on Thursday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
‘The Naze Millionaires’ are seventh on the league table with nine points from five matches, same as the

NPFL: My Mum prophesied That I Will Score 25 Goals This Season - Ekpai

This Kano Pillars striker Ubong Ekpai has said his mother's prophecy is that he will score a record-breaking 25 goals this


Nigeria midfielder Christian Obodo has made history in Greece with Skoda Xanthi as they reached the Greek Cup final for the first time in their history on Wednesday. Obodo was in action for the entire duration of the game as his team made history.
Xanthi, who were the former club of late Adefemi Olubayo, have reached the semi final of

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Gateway united hammer Lagos based club 5-0

Gateway United whitewashed a Lagos based side 5-0 in a warm-up encounter this evening at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta. The Abeokuta based side skillful midfielder, Kanu Wisdom (Deco), opened the goal feast before Opeoluwa Olufemi and

FEPSGA Boss Lauds Keshi’s Re-Appointment

President of the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA), Comrade Hassan Dahiru, has described the re-appointment of Stephen Keshi as the chief coach of the Super Eagles for a second stint as a “welcome development”.
He commended the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for giving the

I’d Love To Be NFF President In Future – Okocha

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, spoke to when he visited France to feature in the 12 Match Against Poverty, organised by Zinnedine Zidane and Ronaldo de Lima and he spoke about his desire to become the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) someday. 

What does it mean to you to take part in a charity match like this?
This event means a lot to me. It’s an opportunity for us footballers, who’ve enjoyed all the

Emmanuel Emenike in the news again, fights with Fenerbahce teammate

Emmanuel Emenike is in the news again for the wrong reasons, after he clashed with a teammate during a recent team meeting.
Emenike confronted Fenerbahce goalkeeper Volkan Demirel as he thought he had

25 Teams For Lead City Indoor 5-Aside National Hockey games

No less than 25 teams – both male and female – will lock horns when the fifth edition of the Lead City University National Five-a-side Indoor Hockey Championship flicks off in Ibadan tomorrow, April 30.
The defending champion in the male class, Abuja-based Police Machine, would be

West Brom's Rising Star Joshua Ezewele Shines Against Arsenal

Joshua Ezewele demonstrated on Tuesday afternoon that he is making remarkable progress at West Brom, starring for their Under 21 team in a 3-0 win over Arsenal in the U21 Premier League Division 2.
It seems the right-back has won over the Baggies Youth Team coach, James Shan, who

FIFA Goal Project Complex to host Federation Cup Draws on Thursday

Officials have confirmed that Thursday’s Draw Ceremony for this year’s Men and Women Federation Cup competitions will hold at the Conference Room of the FIFA Goal Project, National Stadium Complex, Abuja. The event starts at 1pm.
 All 64 teams for the Men’s Draw and 18 teams for the Women’s Draw have

For the Good of the Naija Football: A Step Forward: NPFL attends Inaugural World Leagues Forum (photos)

NFF President Amaju Pinnick (third from right) with NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi (second from left), LMC Chairman Shehu Dikko (left), German Bundesliga CEO, Christian Seifelt (third left), English Premier League's Nic Coward (second from right) and LMC CEO Nduka Irabor (right) at the inaugural meeting of World League Associations in London on Tuesday.

-As LMC calls for Redistribution of Income derived from Nigeria
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was among the 24 leading Professional League organisations from across the world of football that met in London on Tuesday, April 28 for the first ever Global Leagues Forum.

This historic meeting brought together Presidents, Chairmen, Chief Executives and

Warri Wolves off to Kinshasa for FCMK battle

Nigeria’s only remaining team in this year’s African club competitions, Warri Wolves FC departed Lagos for Kinshasa on Wednesday morning, ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup second round, second leg clash with FC MK of Democratic Republic of Congo.
 Officials have confirmed that the second leg battle will now take place at

Mbakogu Commits His Future To Carpi After Being Promoted to Serie A

22 year old Nigerian forward Jerry Mbakogu has committed his immediate future to Italian side Carpi who will play in Serie A next season.
The scorer of 14 goals this season has been heavily linked with a move away from

Nigerian-born Man City Skipper, Tosin Adarabioyo, Congratulates Solanke & Aina For Winning FA Youth Cup

Manchester City Under 18 skipper Tosin Adarabioyo has proven not to be a sore loser and has lauded Chelsea for winning the FA Youth Cup for the second year in a row on Monday night.
The England youth international was one of the five Nigerian-born players that were

CHANGE OF PLAN: Flying Eagles trip to Germany has been Shifted

The Nigerian U20 team, the Flying Eagles may no longer be travelling to Germany today as earlier scheduled, according to
The Nigeria Football Federation had last week announced a training camp in Germany for

Club Owners Association Calls For Continuity In Football Management Structure

The executive committee of the Club Owners Association of Nigeria rose from its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday night with a call to the various state governments (owners) and sponsors of Premier League clubs in the country to give room for continuity in the management structure of the Premier League clubs in order to guarantee stability.

This call became necessary in view of the upcoming transition ‎from one government to the

Timothy Idogbe set to join NNL Side, Atiba utd


Shooting stars striker Timothy Idogbe is set to join Nigeria National League side Atiba United, official of the club disclosed today.
The news came several hours after media reports claimed the former Bayelsa united forward is

Tuesday 28 April 2015

CHINA 2015 World Championship: Oshonaike makes main draw, Toriola marches on

Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike made it to the main draw of the women’s singles of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation World Championship taking place in China after beating Algeria’s Safa Saidani 4-3 (11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 10-12, 12-10) yesterday to top her qualification group.
But the Nigerian faces the biggest test in her first match in the main draw as she

Youth tourney: Team Nigeria finish third in Mauritius

Team Nigeria on Sunday failed to defend the African Youth Athletics Championship won two years ago in Warri, Delta State, after finishing third in Mauritius, the venue of the competition. Despite travelling with a depleted team and missing all day one events, the athletes were able to secure six medals, two gold and four silver with two

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