Nigeria’s Ghali targets more goals in Europe

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

Former Nigeria U20 player, Abubakar Ghali, who plays for AS Trencin in the Slovakian league, has expressed his delight, after scoring his first goal of the season in his team’s 3-2 victory over FC Nitra on Saturday. Abubakar who had provided two assists in the league prior to the match, scored the second goal in the 23rd minute as Trencin Read More

Bagudu lays foundation of $1.19m first FIFA stadium in Nigeria

September 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku-Bagudu of Kebbi on Monday, laid the foundation of Nigeria’s first FIFA mini stadium in Birnin Kebbi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility will initially have 267 seats and can be expanded to accommodate 6,000 fans. It is being constructed through the FIFA/NFF Goal Project. Contract for the stadium construction, expected to be completed Read More

ABS signs partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy

August 25, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki yesterday signed a developmental partnership deal with Kanu International Football Academy. Senator Bukola Saraki who is one of the few private owners of Nigerian football clubs, reemphasized his desires for the continued growth and development of the Nigerian youth in the pact between his team, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club ( ABS) and Read More

Ahead of 2020/21 football season, full Premier League fixtures revealed

August 20, 2020 Mirror 0

The new Premier League season is almost upon us! In just over three weeks’ time the action will start once again as Liverpool bid to defend their title after claiming a first top-flight triumph for 30 years last term. But their rivals will be determined for the Reds to not have it so easy this time around with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea among those plotting Read More

Arsenal sack Raul

August 15, 2020 TheSun 0

Arsenal have announced transfer guru Raul Sanllehi has left the club. Current managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, will take over the role as Head of Football as the club makes changes behind the scenes. Sanllehi was responsible for sanctioning the transfer deals for the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos and Kieran Tierney. The club tweeted: “We are announcing today that Read More

Nigeria players’ union to immortalise Okwaraji

August 13, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballer ( NANPF), has revealed plans to immortalise late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji who slumped and died 31 years ago, August 12, 1989, while playing for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifying game against Angola in Lagos. Plans to keep the memories of the mercurial midfielder evergreen in the minds of soccer loving Nigerians Read More

Balotelli offered £43k-a-week deal to join Besiktas

August 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been offered a £43,000-a-week transfer to Turkish club Besiktas, according to reports.Balotelli has been frozen out by current club Brescia and he has been given the chance to end his Serie A hell by Besiktas.The 29-year-old still got two years left to run on his deal with his hometown side.But in early June, he was effectively Read More

Breaking: Osimhen rains ‘thunderous abuse’ on Journalists, days after completing Napoli move

August 9, 2020 Editor 0

New Napoli player Victor Osimhen on Sunday afternoon hauled abuse on Journalists following recent purported interview he granted after his move to his Italian club. Osimhen who moved from French side Lille to Napoli and became Nigeria’s costliest footballer spoke via his twitter handle. He wrote, “I never said such a thing, y’all copy paste journalist just like to fabricate Read More

Nigeria football supporters club celebrates Anyansi on his birthday

August 8, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria Football Supporters Club has congratulated the chairman of Enyimba International Football Club Aba, Chief Felix Anyansi Agwu on his birthday. According to the message signed by the National Chairman of NFSC, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, Anyansi deserves all encomiums and best wishes on this special day because he has proven to be a great and patriotic Nigerian. Ikpea noted the Read More

1994 Super Eagles better than 1980 squad, Olympic Dream Team – Chukwu

August 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Legendary Nigerian defender Christian Chukwu has rated the 1994 Super Eagles team better than the 1980 AFCON winning squad and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold side the “Dream Team”. Chukwu captained the then Green Eagles to the 1980 AFCON title on home soil which was the country’s first. Under Dutch coach Clemens Westerhof, the Super Eagles were crowned African champions. Read More

Bundesliga awaits approval for fans’ return

August 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

Germany’s first and second division football clubs on Tuesday said they were prepared to allow some fans back into stadiums next season if the country’s political authorities give the green light later this month. German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert said the possibility of fans in stadiums depended solely on political leaders giving the go ahead amid the COVID-19 Read More

Why home based players don’t make Super Eagles team – Ebi Egbe

August 2, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Renowned sports facility expert and consultant Ebi Egbe, has explained why it has been difficult for home based players to make the Super Eagles team. Egbe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Monimitchelle Sports facility company, stated that the standard of football in the local league is poor and not good enough to match the high standards of the Read More

Breaking: Napoli confirm Victor Osimhen capture from Lille

July 31, 2020 Editor 0

Napoli have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Lille on a five-year contract. The deal is worth €50m fee + bonuses. Victor Osimhen has become the most expensive African player of all time in moving to Napoli, contrary to Italian sources about the nature of the fee. Last summer, Lille sold Nicolas Pépé to Arsenal in Read More

I attained greatness without playing in Europe- Odegbami

July 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigeria football legend Segun Odegbami said he attained great stride in the round leather game without playing in Europe. Odegbami who made this claim against the insinuation that he had a shortfall in his entire career for not playing overseas, said during his time, playing in Europe was not lucrative.  He spoke while fielding questions as a guest on FCT Read More

NFF Congratulates Egbo on historic feat with European club

July 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has sent congratulatory messages to former Nigeria international, Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo, who has become the first Nigerian and African to lead a European club to a top tier domestic title. With three matches left in the Albanian top flight, KF Tirana coached by former Nigeria goalkeeper Egbo has an unassailable lead and thus guaranteed the diadem. Read More

Dozens of football club players, officials test positive for Coronavirus

July 19, 2020 AFP 0

The restart of the Zambian season, planned for Saturday, was delayed 24 hours after 28 players and staff from league leaders Forest Rangers tested positive for coronavirus. Rangers had been scheduled to play Zanaco in central city Ndola in the first Super League match since the season was halted in early March by the COVID-19 disease. All 18 league clubs Read More

Former 36 Lion attacker Lawal, joins Azerbaijan side Neftci

July 18, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

One of the brightest lights in Nigeria football, Yusuf Lawal, has moved to South-East Europe as he joined top Azerbaijan side, Baku based Neftci football club on a 3-year deal. The fast paced and gifted attacker moved from Belgian side Lokeren. According to Gafar Liameed, the President of parent club of Lawal , 36 Lion football club, ,the transfer of Read More

Cerebral palsy football celebrates national secretary on her birthday

July 15, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The executive members of Cerebral Palsy Football Association of Nigeria have congratulated its national Secretary, Deborah Amaka Okediadi, on her birthday. Miss Okediadi who is also the team manager of Samdeb football club, is reputed for her passion and hard work for the development of Nigerian youths. The national patron of the Cerebral Palsy Football Association (CPFA), Rev. Samuel Ikpea, Read More

Brother of Tottenham’s Aurier shot dead in France

July 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

Tottenham have confirmed that defender Serge Aurier’s brother died in the early hours of Monday morning, amid reports of a shooting. A Tottenham statement read: “The club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning. “We are supporting Serge at this difficult time and we ask that the Read More

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Iorfa outshines trio of Eze, others in English C’ship

July 14, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The son of former ex-Super Eagles player, Dominic Iorfa Jnr was the cynosure of all eyes as he outshines the likes of Olamide Shodipo, Osayi Samuel and Eberechi Eze who starred for QPR in the Championship. Iorfa, a defender of repute, registered his name on the scorers sheet by hitting the net for the first goal for Sheffield Wednesday before Read More

Revealed! What Osimhen is afraid of in Italy

July 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

Super Eagles and Lille of France striker, Victor Osimhen reportedly afraid of going to Naples where he is wanted by Napoli owing to high levels of racism in the city. The fear became ominous after Osimhen contacted his fellow African player in Napoli to make enquiries on the issue of racism in the league. Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly confirmed Lille Read More

Playing in the Japanese league tough – Origbaajo

July 11, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Nigerian football attacker Ismail Origbaajo is debunked comments that Japanese football is ‘soft’ and easy. The highly rated 19-years-old said Japanese football is tough and can be compared to other top football leagues around the world. Speaking from his base in Japan, the Fukushima United goal poacher said it is unfortunate that football in Japan is not getting enough media Read More

Nigeria players union charges NFF to publish relief package for clubs

July 10, 2020 Hakeem Busari 0

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers (NANPF) has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to publish its relief package for clubs in the league as it being done across the globe. Referring to the Senegal Football Federation relief package, NANPF on Friday, through its Secretary General Austin Popo, asked the NFF to learn from other football association. They players Read More