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Revealed! How Police struck again, killed Nigerian footballer in Ogun

February 23, 2020 Editor 0

Few days after Policemen invaded an area in Abeokuta, and intentionally shot two young people, another set of the Nigerian police operative Saturday allegedly killed rising football star Tiyamiyu in Sagamu, also in Ogun state. Like it happened days back, angry residents, mostly youths, took to the streets over the alleged murder of the young footballer, who played for former Read More

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Osho: Why I quit NPFL club, Remo Stars

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Coach Fatai Osho has said he quit Remo Stars because he will not work under another coach in Nigeria as that would affect the football philosophy he has worked hard to develop. Osho stepped down as Remo Stars coach after former Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye was appointed to boss him. “I will never work under another coach in Nigeria Read More

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FA Cup: Remo Stars subdue Lion Heart

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Two goals each from Solomon John and Lanignan Gbenga ensured that Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) secured a place in the quarter finals of the 2018 Ogun State FA Cup courtesy of a 6-3 victory over Lion Heart FC at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode today. Heading into a vital Nigeria National League (NNL) first home game Read More

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Remo Stars announce squad ahead of NNL season opener

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) has completed the registration of (27) twenty-seven players for the upcoming Nigeria National League (NNL) season. The Sky Blue Stars retained six (6) players that participated in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season and has also promoted four (4) from the club’s youth cadre. The exciting youngsters promoted from Remo Stars U-19 are Read More

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CAF names 3 Nigerians in Think-Tank for Club competitions

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria’s image and influence in global football administration as continue to soar has three Nigerians have been appointed as members of a 14 –man Think-Tank put together by CAF to brainstorm over two days on ideas and strategies to rebrand the continent’s club competitions from both technical and commercial perspectives. Named in the CAF Think-Tank are Read More

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Ojodomo runs riot as Katsina pip Jangorzo of Niger Rep

November 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Youngster Micah Ojodomo was the star of the match as Katsina United started their pre-season campaign in style with a 3-1 win against Jangorzo FC of Niger Republic. It was ‘The Chanji Boys’ first match since the end of 2016/2017 NPFL season and the first match under new coach Abdullahi Biffo. Coach Biffo said he was Read More

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Sunshine out of relegation-Udi elegation-Udi

September 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

Sunshine Stars head coach Duke Udi believes his side have escaped relegation in the ongoing top-fl ight after a massive win against FC IfeanyiUbah.  Th e Owena Waves whipped the Anambra Warriors 4-0 in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 37 clash at the Otunba Dipo Dina Stadium in Ijebu Ode.  Ajibola Otegbeye scored from the penalty spot in Read More

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Enyimba’s Udoh, Akas early birds in Eagles camp

July 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Enyimba skipper Mfon Udoh and defender Chima Akas were the fi rst players to report to the CHAN Eagles training camp in Kano. Th e Enyimba stars hit the Eagles Tahir Guest Palace Hotel by 1.26 pm and immediately met with assistant coach Imama Amapakabo, who was in Kano yesterday to watch Kano Pillars beat Remo Stars 2-0 in continuation Read More

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Rabiu emerges 7th VAT Wonder Goal Award winner

July 14, 2017 Blueprint 1

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Veteran Kano Pillars midefi elder, Rabiu Ali has won the Match Day 26 VAT Wonder Goal, beaten off competition from Tchato Giscard of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC. Rabiu emerged winner of the award base on the online polls conducted on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) website and twitter handle, just as Read More

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Newman, Nwagua lined up for League Bloggers Awards

July 13, 2017 Blueprint 1

Th e most potent fi nishers Musa Newman and Nyima Nwagua in June in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) have been listed to vie for the League Bloggers Awards (LBA). Th e two strikers are in line for the player’s award for the month of June following their impressive performance for their clubs. Akwa United striker Newman scored three Read More

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NPFL: LMC shifts Remo, IfeanyiUbah clash to Tuesday

July 10, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Th e matchday 28 Nigeria Professional Football League clash between Remo Stars and FC IfeanyiUbah, initially scheduled for Sunday will now hold tomorrow. Th e League Management Company shifted the match following the report that several players of hosts Remo Stars were aff ected by food poisoning. “UPDATE: Remo Stars vs FC Ifeanyiubah now scheduled to Read More

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Has the Senate lost focus?

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Senate has turned itself to a house of commotion. Sometimes senators leave the substance to chase shadows; instead of treating leprosy they dissipate their energies in treating eczema. This is the highest law-making body in the country whose president has refused to step aside despite facing trial on alleged corrupt practices and other related offences. In other climes Read More

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Tough games awaits ABS FC – Oyedeji

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

ABS FC midfi elder Samuel Oyedeji has said that he is expecting the club’s matches in the next three weeks to reveal how they will perform in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season. Th e Saraki Boys face Enugu Rangers, Kastina United, Remo Stars and Enyimba FC in their next three encounters. “Th e next three weeks will be Read More

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Remo Stars FC get new Marco Polo bus

December 12, 2016 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League season, Nigeria’s number one sports betting company Bet 9ja have donated a Mercedes Marco Polo Bus to Remo Stars Football Club The newly promoted side will be covering more distance in the Premier League compared to the distance covered in the Nigeria National League and Bet 9ja sees it appropriate to give Read More

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Rio Paralympics: Powerlifters show footballers the way

September 21, 2016 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria’s Paralympians return from Rio after their most successful ever Games, BBC Sport’s Oluwashina Okeleji examines the country’s extraordinary dominance in powerlifting and asks what lessons the faltering national football team could learn from their success.  Nigeria closed the Rio Paralympics with eight golds, two silvers and two bronze medals to finish 17th in the medal table and top Read More

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3-man committee probes Nigeria league bosses’ punch-up

August 5, 2016 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Club Owners have set up a three-man committee led by Rivers United general manager Okey Kpalukwu to investigate the immediate and remote causes behind a punch-up between two of the league’s bosses. General managers of Shooting Stars and Warri Wolves, Rasheed Balogun and Moses Etu respectively shamelessly fought at their Abuja hotel on Wednesday. Club Owners chairman Isaac Read More

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Fed Cup: Abuja, Minna, Oshogbo on fire !

July 22, 2015 Blueprint 0

The Round of 16 matches of this year’s men’s Federation Cup competition will take place across the country this evening , with only one match tomorrow in Abuja . This evening , FC IfeanyiUbah, victors over fellow Glo Premier League side, Bayelsa United in the Round of 32, will be up against FC Taraba, winners against Papilo FC, at the Read More

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Gombe, Crown FC battle to return to top flight

July 15, 2015 Blueprint 0

Gombe United and Crown FC are among the front runners in the Nigeria National League (NNL) by the half way mark as they aim for an instant return to the Nigeria top flight next season. Both clubs were relegated from the Nigeria premier league last season, but they are now in the top bracket to stage a prompt return to Read More

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Fed Cup: Fireworks in Abuja!

July 14, 2015 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja will host two of the three all-Professional Football League clashes in next week’s Round of 16 games of the men’s Federation Cup competition. Tomorrow, FC IfeanyiUbah, which sent packing fellow top division club Bayelsa United in the Round of 32, will battle FC Taraba, winners against Papilo FC, at the Area 3 Playground. On Thursday, Read More

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NNL fines Bussdor FC N.5m

June 26, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Nigeria National League has fined  Bussdor FC of Owerri the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) only for abandonment of match as the club will also  forfeit three points and three goals for refusal to complete their Week 6 tie against Remo Stars in Ijebu Ode. The NNL management said the sanction was meted Read More

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Nigerian star with heart of gold

November 13, 2014 Blueprint 0

Bayelsa United footballer Oghogho Alexander Oduokpe’s profile keeps rising as one of the best players featuring in the Glo Nigeria Premier League. Oduokpe, popularly called ‘Raul’ by his admirers, impresses with his robust touches on the ball. He uses both legs incredibly but his left foot is more deadly. The dark-skinned football star, who is blessed with speed, is a Read More

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NNL resumes next week, says Inyama

October 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria National League (NNL) which was halted a forth night ago to allow for the determination of all the cases before the Disciplinary and Organizing Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will resume next week. This is sequel to the reconstitution of the sub-committees of the NFF by the newly elected executive board led by Mr. Amaju Melvin Read More

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Nigeria’s football house of commotion

August 25, 2014 Blueprint 0

The edifice housing the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is an architectural grandeur fitted with glasses hence it was, until last Wednesday when it was gutted by fire, referred to as the Glass House. However, the characters administering the nation’s football ignored the axiom that those who live (or work) in a glass house do not throw stones. The Nigerian football Read More

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FCTA bent on imposing park and pay in FCT

July 10, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has declared that the on street park and pay system will shortly be re-introduced to Abuja motorists after a court judgement that stalled the continuation in April. In an exclusive interview with AYONI M. AGBABIAKA, the Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Media and Publicity, Mr Nosike Ogbuenyi, told Blueprint that the reformed park Read More

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Duke Udi queues up for Giwa job

May 13, 2014 Blueprint 0

Former Nigerian international, Duke Udi, has been revealed as one of those in the running for the head coach role at Glo Premier League club, Giwa FC of Jos. Udi is the latest name being thrown into the hat as the Elephants are shopping for a substantive coach to replace Abdullahi Biffo who left unceremoniously in April. In the absence Read More