Nigeria players union tasks FIFA on relief funds for players

July 4, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s players union, the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers ( NANPF), has sent a Save- Our- Souls (SOS) appeal to the Federation of International Football Association ( FIFA), on behalf of over 200 Nigerian female and male footballers who are financially distressed due to unpaid salaries and allowances by their different football clubs.  Sources close to the secretariat of Read More

Tourism restarts as Spain throws border open, France re-opens school amidst Coronavirus spread

June 21, 2020 BBC 0

Spain has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine, BBC reports. For three months, Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that hygiene controls must be observed strictly, despite the easing. Read More

Ekiti FA board takes football back to schools

June 20, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The Executive Committee of the board of Ekiti state Football Association Tuesday held a meeting to discuss the development of football in the state. According to a communique released after the meeting which came in the wake of the recent efforts of the state FA through its various local football councils to provide and also improve the standard of facilities Read More

Real Madrid’s Isco sidelined with hamstring injury

June 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been ruled out for few weeks after sustaining a right hamstring injury, the La Liga club said. Isco, who has not played for Real since their 2-0 win over Barcelona in March, was named in the initial 23-man squad before he suffered the injury. The club did not reveal how long he would be sidelined Read More

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Ogbemudia calls for inclusion of home-based players in Super Eagles

June 8, 2020 Babatunde Ojo 0

A football agent with Myron Topclass Sport Outfits Eddie Ogbemudia, has called for inclusion of home based players in Super Eagles. Ogbemudia whose company currently manages Super Eagles players Etebo Oghenekaro, Akpeyi Daniel, Ekene Olisema and Stephen Chukwude, stated this while speaking in an interview with journalists on Nigeria Sports Centre WhatsApp group. “To some extent, I agree with some Read More

Ronaldo joins Mayweather, Tiger Woods in ‘billionaire club’, first ever in football

June 5, 2020 Editor 0

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially joined the billionaire club alongside fellow sporting greats Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods, making him football’s first ever ten-figure player. The 35-year-old, who was named the highest-paid footballer on the planet in 2020, according to Forbes, is also the highest-earning athlete in lockdown after making nearly £1.9 million through Instagram alone. With a total of 429.3 million followers across all social media platforms, Read More

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Okereke nominated for Club Brugge GOTY award

June 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

 Nigerian forward David Okereke has been nominated for Club Brugge Goal of the Year award.. Club Brugge who were crowned Belgian top flight champions after the season was ended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, made the announcement on their verified Twitter handle on Monday. Fans of Club Brugge are expected to cast their votes for the club’s best Read More

Players union celebrates Agu on his birthday

May 28, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The Nigeria football community on Wednesday congratulated Mikel Agu as he celebrates his birthday. In a message, the President of National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF) Tijani Babangida thanked God for the life of Agu. “We want to take this opportunity to wish him a happy birthday. We at the players union join the Nigerian football community to celebrate Read More

Breaking: Haaland fails to score as Bayern pip Dortmund, near 8th straight Bundesliga title

May 26, 2020 TheSun 0

In Bundesliga, Bayern took a decisive step towards an eighth straight German title, as victory at the home of their closest rivals left them seven points clear with six games to play. But this was the evening when we realised that behind-closed-doors football can still possess high quality, intensity and tempo. After two rounds of largely uninspiring ‘ghost games’ since Read More

Ex- Super Eagles star Olofinjana partners Ekiti FA

May 22, 2020 Hakeem Busari 0

Ekiti Football Association has signed a partnership deal with Imperial Sports Limited, co-owned by ex-Nigeria international and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana and Atiba Bankole. This is coming weeks after it signed a deal with a leading Nigeria football academy, Mees Palace. According to a statement by the state FA boss, Bayo Olanlege, the partnership deal is for the initial Read More

Ekiti FA partners Mees Palace on football devt

May 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The drives to take football in Ekiti state to the next level received a big boost Tuesday, when the board of the state football association led by its Chairman Bayo Olanlege, signed a partnership deal with Mees Palace football academy. The pact with the Plateau state based academy is a two year deal that would see collaborative moves between both Read More

Ekiti FA holds executive meeting online, reappraises football devt in the state

April 26, 2020 Hakeem Busari 0

The Executive Committee of Ekiti state Football Association Saturday,  held its meeting via WhatsApp to discuss important issues as it concerns football in the state. The executive committee meeting which was presided by the Ekiti FA Chairman, Bayo Olanlege, also had other members of the board including Otunba Ariyo Amos Yomi, Daramola S.O, Aregbesola S.O, Afolabi Gboyega, Fatukasi J.I, Hon. Read More

Breaking: Ajax end season with no Eredivisie title as FA cancels league

April 24, 2020 TheSun 0

Ajax have been denied the Eredivisie title after the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte banned football until September due to the coronavirus crisis. The Amsterdam giants were leading rivals AZ Alkmaar on goal difference before the league was suspended. The Netherlands football association have now announced that their top-flight has been scrapped, with no promotion or relegation this season. That Read More

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NANPF praises Surulere council boss for giving palliative to ex-players

April 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Executive Chairman of Surulere local government, Hon. Tajudeen Ajide Yusuf, Friday, at the council headquarters gave Ex-Nigerian footballers bags of rice, semovita and cash as palliatives to help alleviate the crunching pangs of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of those present include Peter Nieketien, Yemi Adebanjo, Taiwo Oloyede, Godwin Obiyan, Wasiu Ipaye, Akeem Ishola, Ganiyu and Waidi Akanni, Clement Temile, Read More

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NFSC condoles with Buhari on death of Abba Kyari

April 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigeria Football Supporters Club has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died Friday after an unsuccessful bout with the deadly Corona virus. In a message signed by the national chairman of NFSC, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, he described the death of the renowned politician and elder statesman as ‘unfortunate’ and a Read More

Breaking: Ex-Chelsea Legend is dead

April 12, 2020 TheSun 0

Chelsea legend Peter Bonetti has died aged 78 after a long battle with illness. The Blues announced the news and sent their condolences to friends and family of ‘The Cat’ as he was fondly known this afternoon. All of us at Chelsea Football Club are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our brilliant former goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti, who made Read More

NANPF celebrates Charles Tambe survival from gun attack

April 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF), has expressed its gratitude to God for protecting the life of Abia Warriors’ goalkeeper, Charles Tambe, who was attacked by ‘criminals’ Friday in Ibadan, Oyo state. The former goal tender of 3SC of Ibadan was attacked while he was jogging to keep fit. Blueprint gathered that the criminals who attacked him collected Read More

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Grassroots club owners decries spate of deaths in Nigerian football

March 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The spate of untimely deaths of Nigerian footballers has been described as a ‘calamity’ by grassroots football club owners and concerned stakeholders of Nigerian football. In recent weeks, Nigerian football has witnessed gory and unfortunate deaths and injuries,  the latest being the ghastly road accident that claimed the lives of Enugu Rangers striker Ifeanyi George and two other persons on Read More

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Nigerian players union mourns footballers death

March 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The unfortunate spate of death of Nigerian footballers in recent times, continued Sunday, as Rangers International Football club lost its top striker, Ifeanyi George to the cold hands of death in a car accident. George who was on forced leave due to the Corona virus pandemic, was reported to be traveling to Lagos from Onitsha, alongside two of his friends Read More

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Ekiti FA bans football for four weeks

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Ekiti state Football Association has banned all football games for the next four weeks as way preventing the deadly corona virus from spreading. Meanwhile, the FA in another development stated that registration for the 2020 edition of the prestigious FA Cup closes today, saying so far, a total of  12 teams have registered to participate in the competition. Defending Read More

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COVID-19: Kanu cautions against panic

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigerian and African football legend Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed optimism that the world would come out better and stronger from the deadly Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The former Super Eagles captain and Arsenal star, while speaking with journalists said that the present health situation in the world was a phase that would soon fade away. According to the Read More

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MLS postpones more games, targeting May 10 restart

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

Major League Soccer postponed more games due to the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday but said it aims to restart on May 10 and plans to complete the full schedule. MLS announced last Thursday that it would suspend all games for 30 days because of the outbreak. It extended the suspension over the next eight weeks on the advice of the Read More

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Bayern take training online to reduce virus risk

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

Keen to avoid unnecessary travel while maintaining social contact, Bayern Munich have set up ‘cyber-training’ sessions where players work out together online by following exercises streamed from the club’s headquarters. “We all have to try to deal with the situation in a positive way,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick told the club’s website. “Yesterday (Wednesday) at 11 am, we had our Read More

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NPFL: Rivers United assures LMC on medical equipment/facilities

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Rivers United FC have assured the League Management Company (LMC) of its compliance to medical prerequisites for ongoing matches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Top officials of Rivers United FC on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, met with a match commissioner of the LMC to restate the club’s commitment in ensuring that the best possible medical facilities and equipment Read More