Sunday 30 October 2016

Rohr lists Mikel, Musa, Ikeme, 21 others to battle Algeria

. Ogu, Etebo, Moses, Ighalo back for Matchday 2 clash
Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up captain Mikel John Obi, assistant captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and 21 others for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Fennecs of Algeria in Uyo.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Iwobi 'rejected West Ham United for Arsenal'

Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi has revealed that he turned down the chance to join West Ham United before signing for the Gunners in 2004. The 20-year-old made 21 appearances for Arsene Wenger's side last season and has also been a regular for the London club in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign.

Mighty Jets management sacked

The President of Nigeria National league Side, Mighty Jets FC of Jos, Alhaji Ismaila Mabo, has dissolved the Godfrey Hamza-led Management team at the club. Mabo, who is a founding member of the Club did not give any reason for the dissolution but wished the ousted management well in their future endeavours.

Nigerian Sports Award: Iheanacho, Obaje, Egbuchulam in keen contest for Footballer of the year gong

. Siasia, Amapakabo, Feyisetan battle for Coach of the Year

Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho will battle Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) duo of Wikki Tourists striker Godwin Obaje and Enugu Rangers forward Chisom Egbuchulam for the Nigerian Sports Award Footballer of the Year.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

New Kano Pillars coach will emerge in ten days, Says Tukur Babangida

The chairman of Kano Pillars Tukur Babangida has told that the team will get new technical adviser in the next ten days. Babangida revealed that the board is taking the issue of the technical adviser very seriously as he assured the fans that the best coach would be applied for the team.

Wikki Tourists target BabaGanaru as Maikaba’s replacement can report that the management of Wikki Tourits of Bauchi has identified former Kano Pillars coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru as its main target for the vacant technical adviser post. The Bauchi-based side sees Ganaru as ideal candidate to replace its former technical adviser Abdul Maikaba who left the club on Friday.

Algeria tie: Lack of games may affect home-based players’ chances

The chances of the Super Eagles home-based players to make final selection for the November 12 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Desert Foxes of Algeria is very slim. The Super Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf informed Sportinglens.blogsport that there are fears among the Eagles’ technical crew that most of the home-based players were out of action since the last game of the Just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last month.

Maikaba to sign Akwa United deal Wednesday

Coach Abdul Maikaba has revealed that he will sign Akwa United deal on Wednesday. Maikaba resigned as Wikki Tourists coach on Friday after guiding the team to the third place position at the just concluded 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Napoli plot January swoop for Ighalo

.Ready to splash Higuain’s cash on Nigerian

Serie A side Napoli are eyeing up a January swoop for Watford striker Odion Ighalo who has a £32million buy-out clause in his new contract, according to reports in Italy. The Nigerian international moved to the Hornets from Udinese in 2014 following loan spells with Granada and Cesena.

Wikki Tourists commend Governor Abubakar for league success

The management of Wikki Tourists of Bauchi has commended exemplary leadership role of Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar in ensuring that the team secured a continental ticket at the just concluded 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Sunday 23 October 2016

Ranieri defends decision to play Musa ahead of Vardy

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has explained reasons behind his decision to start Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa in his starting XI ahead of England forward Jamie Vardy in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Vardy, who scored 24 goals in last season's title-winning campaign, came on as a second-half replacement as Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs wrapped up the Foxes' first Premier League victory for over a month.

Iheanacho earns point for Man City

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho strikes in 1-1 draw with Southampton as Manchester City go top of the Premier League table on goal difference. Iheanacho came on as a half-time substitute to score the equaliser to cancel out Nathan Redmond’s 27th-minute opener.

Friday 21 October 2016

Ranieri warns Ahmed Musa to understand EPL style

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has told Nigerian international Ahmed Musa to get use to the English Premier League style of play if he wants to make an impact in the prestigious league.

Abandoned League Tie: NFF orders J.Atete FC, ABS to play remaining 11 minutes

The Nigeria Football Federation appeal committee has overturned the decision of Organizing and Disciplinary (O&D) Committee of the Nigeria National League (NNL) on the abandoned tie between J. Atete FC and ABS. The O&D had earlier in a ruling awarded three points and three goals to ABS, but the appeal committee has asked both club to play out the remaining eleven minutes left in the game at the National Stadium Abuja on a date to be designated by the NNL Secretariat.

OPERATION CRUSH ALGERIA: Players’ form will determine Eagles’ list, says Salisu

The technical crew of Super Eagles will be busy this weekend to monitor national team players across Europe as they features for their respective clubs. The Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf informed that the team’s technical crew has concluded plans to use players’ performances in the European matches to determine team’s selection for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Desert Foxes of Algeria slated for November 12 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo. 

Moses: 'Mourinho didn't speak to me at Chelsea'

Super Eagles midfielder Victor Moses is finally happy at Chelsea after the arrival of Antonio Conte as manager, revealing former boss Jose Mourinho never spoke to him face to face. Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge – where he won three Premier League titles in two spells at the club – as Manchester United manager, and is expected to receive a warm welcome from many fans and former players.

Thursday 20 October 2016

African Basketball Championship: Kano Pillars will make Nigeria proud, Says Ahmad

Kano Pillars basketball team are set to make Nigeria proud in this year's West African basketball championship which is going to be hosted by Togo. This was disclosed by the head coach of the team Coach Sani Ahmad during the club warm up training programme at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata, in Kano State.

Why I dissolved Kano Pillars’ board, Gov. Ganduje

.Promises to appoint quality coach for Sai Masu Gida

Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has attributed selfish interest among the management and team’s poor performance for the dissolution of the Kano Pillars board. Governor Ganduje dissolved the board on Wednesday in a farewell message to Kano Pillars basketball team who are on their way to Togo for this year's West African basketball championship.

FIFA World Ranking: Nigeria now 60th

The Super Eagles of Nigeria continued their steady rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as they now occupy the 60th position in the latest rankings. According to the rankings released on Thursday on FIFA's official website, the Eagles moved up from 64th to 60th.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Katsina Utd, Gombe Utd chase BabaGanaru

.Coach seeks divine intervention  
Not less than three clubs have approached the former Kano Pillars coach, Mohammed Baba Ganaru with the aim of signing him ahead of the next Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, can exclusively report.

Baraje quits Plateau Utd

The management of Plateau United has announced the departure of its technical adviser, Zachary Baraje. The club made the announcement on its official twitter handle @plateauutdfc on Tuesday evening.

Monday 17 October 2016

Pogba’s loud sex moans annoying fellow guests at posh hotel

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been keeping guests at a five-star hotel up all night with 'wild sex noises' that sound 'like a porn movie'. Guests have complained about the footballer's antics at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester after they were kept awake by his sex romps in the early hours.

Rangers’ reception shift to Friday

The proposed reception by the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers earlier slated for Tuesday has been moved to Friday.

It is difficult to quit Chelsea, insists Mikel Obi

John Obi Mikel has admitted that quitting Chelsea at this stage of his career would be difficult. The 29-year-old has been relegated since he returned from the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, where he won bronze medal with the Nigeria U23 national team.

Shooting Stars defender Izu Joseph shot dead

Shooting Stars energetic defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead by soldiers in his hometown Okaki in Bayelsa State. The player’s father confirmed the death of the player at the hands of Joint Task Force (JTF), who are locked in a long-drawn face-off with militants in the restive Niger Delta.

Thursday 13 October 2016

Rangers NPFL title parade to hold on Saturday

Nigeria Professional Football League champions Enugu Rangers will hold a victory parade to celebrate their title success on Saturday, according to club’s official. The club’s media officer, Foster Chime posted on his social media account that the victory parade will start from 7am in the morning.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Glo-CAF Awards returns to Abuja

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that the 2016 Gala event of the prestigious Glo-CAF Awards will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, is hosting the awards for the third time, having hosted the inaugural edition in 2005 and the 2015 edition.

Ozil declares: Iwobi is on a good path

Mesut Ozil believes the fearless nature of Alex Iwobi is helping the Nigerian youngster develop into a key player for Arsenal. Iwobi, 20, has started every Champions League and top flight game for Arsenal since returning from a hip injury in September and appears to have overtaken the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lucas Perez in the battle for a starting spot at the Emirates.

Rangers’ NPFL success: Chukwu, others laud Gov. Ugwuanyi

Former Green Eagles captain, Christian Chukwu and other ex internationals have commended the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his invaluable contribution, selflessness, support, passion and commitment in motivating Rangers Intl. FC Enugu towards winning the coveted 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Akwa United debunk Cooreman's sack

Amidst reports that NPFL side, Akwa United have sacked all its Coaches, a top Official of the Uyo-based club has refuted the claims stating only the goalkeeper trainer Mike Ekpenyong was booted out, while other coaches led by Maurice Cooreman have not been affected.

Algeria fire coach ahead of Nigeria clash

After just two games at the helm for Algeria, coach Milovan Rajevac has been sacked by the Algerian Football Federation. After drawing 1-1 with Cameroon the coach was livid with the performance of some of his players and dressed them down publicly vowing to make mass changes to the team before they travel to Port Harcourt to take on Nigeria in the tough Group B of the AWQ.

Monday 10 October 2016

NPFL Title: Rangers' players, officials yet to hear from Enugu State Government

Players and officials of Rangers international of Enugu are still in the dark about  the State Government plans for them for winning 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season.

Wenger keen to reward Iwobi with new deal

Super Eagles striker Alex Iwobi and Hector Bellerin are set to be handed new contracts, according to reports. The young Arsenal pair have impressed Arsene Wenger during his side’s strong start to the season and he is eager to reward them with new deals, Goal claim.

Sunday 9 October 2016

Mikel boasts! Eagles will be at Russia 2018

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has assured Nigerians that the country’s flag will be hoisted at the football fiesta 2018 in Russia. The three-time African champions began their quest to qualifier for the FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 win over Zambia in Ndola on Sunday afternoon.

Gata delighted with goalscoring input

FC Ifeanyiubah striker, Ismaila Gata, has said that he has no reason to feel gutted for failing to meet his individual target of 25 goals in the just-concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) but is pained by the fact that his goals could not lift FC Ifeanyiubah to finish in the top-three which could have earned them a place in either the CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup.

Rivers United to train in Madrid for CAF Champions League

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United will prepare for the 2017 CAF Champions League in Madrid, Spain. The announcement was made over the weekend by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (CON).

Buhari to declare 2016 Nigerian Army Sports Festival Open

Abuja is set to come alive on Monday as a “high powered delegation” led by President Muhammadu Buhari will converge on the capital city of Nigeria for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Nigeria Army Sports Festival holding at the mainbowl of the National Stadium.

Rotimi, Ovoke claim awards

Sunday Rotimi and Bernard Ovoke were among the five Rivers United players honoured by the Rivers State Government on Saturday for spectacular displays in the just concluded season.

Gov. Wike splashes N1m on Eguma, N.5m each for players

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike (CON) has rewarded players and officials of Rivers United FC following their impressive feat in the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Flamingoes return home Monday after worst World Cup performance

The Nigeria's Flamingoes are expected back in the country on Monday (today) after a disappointing outing at the ongoing FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016, while Nigerians will start looking forward to the Falconets doing the country proud at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup next month in Papua New Guinea.

Nigeria beat Zambia in World Cup qualifier

Nigeria on Sunday made a bright start to their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B qualifying campaign thanks to a 2-1 away win over Zambia at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. The game marked low start for Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda who was making his debut as Chipolopolo trainer.

Saturday 8 October 2016

Flamingoes crash out of World Cup

Nigeria’s women U-17 team, Flamingoes crashed out of the FIFA U17 World Cup following a disastrous 3-0 loss to North Korea on Saturday in a final Group C match. Ri Hae Yon scored a hat-trick as Korea DPR finished top of Group C at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016 and progress to the quarter-final stage unbeaten.

Zambia vs Nigeria clash kick off 1:30pm

The first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Chipolopo of Zambia and Super Eagles of Nigeria will kick off at 2.30pm Zambia time (1.30pm Nigeria time) on Sunday, can report.

Eagles land in Ndola, eye three points

The Nigerian delegation to Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia arrived in Ndola minutes afternoon on Saturday.   The 148 –seater Arik Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft touched down at the Simon Kawewe International Airport, Ndola at 12.07pm Zambia time (11.07am Nigeria time), after a 4-hour-and-20-minute flight from Abuja.

Wikki Tourists deny Maibaka's resignation rumour

The Management of Wikki Tourists of Bauchi has denied media reports claiming that it's technical adviser, Abdul Maikaba has left the club.

Monday 3 October 2016

Obaje, Egbuchulam replce injured Success, Moses

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has opted for domestic league hotshots after in-form strike duo  Victor Moses and  Isaac Success were withdrawn by their English Premier League clubs from  the Super Eagles’  Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier  against  Zambia in Ndola on Sunday.

Sunday 2 October 2016

Wikki Tourists qualify for CAF Confederation Cup

Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi have qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in the history of the club. Wikki picked the ticket ahead of FC IfeanyiUbah after defeating Sunshine Stars 2-0 at home to finish in third place with 57 points on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Rangers win NPFL title after 32 years

Rangers International took no chances in their final charge for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title as they went rampant against visiting El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri by hitting them 4-0 on the last match day of the season played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, now nicknamed 'The Cathedral,' on Sunday evening.

Saturday 1 October 2016

Ganaru quits Kano Pillars

Coach Mohammed Baba Ganaru has informed that he has left former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Kano Pillars. Ganaru made this known after the Pillars’ final match of the season where they drew 1-1 against Niger Tornadoes at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano‎.

Suspension stops key players from NPFL final day matches

Some key players will be out of action for their clubs in Sunday's final round of the 2015/2016 of the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) across the venues in the country. reports that the concerned players were outstanding and valuable for their respective clubs this season.