Sunday 30 April 2017

Eguavoean starts Sunshine Stars’ reign with victory

Former Super Eagles Austin Eguavoen won his first game in charge of Sunshine Stars with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rangers International in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match game on Sunday in Akure.

Everton ready to pay £7m for Onyekuru

Everton are reportedly leading the race to sign Nigeria International Henry Onyekuru from Belgian club KAS Eupen as a replacement for crocked winger Yannick Bolasie.

Liverpool eye Chidozie Awaziem

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has decided to go beyond Europe to scout for new talent, as reports emerge of him eyeing Porto’s Nigerian defender Chidozie Awaziem.

Dele, Kane help Tottenham topple Arsenal

Title challengers Tottenham Hotspur made sure they will finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1994/95 with a 2-0 victory in the last north London derby at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea beat Everton to continue title surge

Chelsea took a big step towards the Premier League title with an impressive 3-0 victory at Everton.

Jesus earns comeback point for Man City

Gabriel Jesus scored with an 85th-minute header to claim a 2-2 draw for Manchester City against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Sigurdsson strikes as Swansea hold Man United

A stunning free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Swansea City a draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United that could be crucial in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

I'm ready for Kano Pillars' challenge, coach Musa boasts

By Taofeek Babalola

Acting Technical Adviser of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa has told that he can conveniently manage the club without pressure.

Klitschko "interested" in Anthony Joshua rematch

Wladimir Klitschko has expressed his interest in an immediate rematch with Anthony Joshua after suffering a dramatic 11th-round stoppage defeat at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round

Anthony Joshua has become the unified heavyweight champion of the world by adding the WBA belt to his IBF title with an 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

Friday 28 April 2017

Bazuaye: Our tricks worked against Rivers United

Katsina United head coach Baldwin Bazuaye, has revealed that his game plan was well executed during his side’s 2-0 win over Rivers United in a rearranged Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game decided at the Karkanda Stadium.

Man Utd to honour Nigerian fans killed in Calabar on Sunday

Manchester United has revealed plans to honour Nigerian football fans who died last week following an accident in the south-eastern city of Calabar.

Moses: I never doubted my ability

.Says he has moved on from the difficult time
.Nigerian will never forget 2016/2017 season
By Taofeek Babalola  

Nigeria international and Chelsea midfielder, Victor Moses has said that he hopes to have proved that he has the ability to remain in the first team at Stamford Bridge.

Beach Soccer World Cup: Italy trounce Nigeria

Nigeria began her quest for a maiden FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup on a poor note, losing 12-6 to Italy. Despite not having the best preparations in the weeks and months leading up to the competition, coach Adamu Adamu's team put up a brave showing against the Europeans in the early hours of Friday at the National Beach Soccer Arena, Nassau, Bahamas.

Yaro Yaro is Kano Pillars acting chief coach

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Kano Pillars has elevated coach Ahmed Garba ‘Yaro Yaro’ as the acting Chief Coach. The management in a minor restructures moved Yaro Yaro to the senior team from his former position as the head coach of junior team.

Thursday 27 April 2017

Enyeama ruled out for rest of the season

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will miss out of what is left in the French Ligue 1 this term as a result of an injured knee, the French topflight outfit has confirmed.

Ahmed Musa shares pre-wedding pictures

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa is about to marry his girlfriend Juliet. The player recently shared a kind of pre-wedding photos on the social media. Their wedding is schedule to take place in July 2017.

CAF CC draw: Rivers United are in tough group, Eguma admits

Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma has described the club’s draw in the group stage of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup as tough. United, the only Nigerian club still in the running in inter-CAF club competition this year, is in Group A long FUS Rabat (Morocco), Club Africain (Tunisia) and KCAA (Uganda).

Ariwachukwu named Akwa United's vice captain

The management of Akwa United Football Club has named defender Ariwachukwu Emmanuel Vice Captain of the club.

Kano Pillars raid ABS, Lobi Stars, El Kanemi for players

.Place four players on transfer
By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Kano Pillars is making frank efforts to beef up its squad ahead of the second stanza of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Bala Nikyu joins Wikki Tourists as Technical Adviser

.To sign contract on Sunday in Bauchi 
.Watches team’s training session in Enugu on Tuesday

By Taofeek Babalola can reveal that the management of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi has reached agreement with the former Flamingoes coach Bala Nikyu to be their new Technical Adviser.

Eguavoen, Shorunmu unveiled as Sunshine coaches

Former Super Eagles Coaches, Austin Eguavoen and Ike Shorunmu, were on Tuesday unveiled as the handlers of Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure.

Yahuza Bala joins El Kanemi Warriors

. Borno Army to release six players

By Taofeek Babalola can reveal that El Kanemi Warriors have fortified its squad with the signing of Yahuza Bala from Sunshine Stars FC of Akure.

Faleye shuns move to Tornadoes, Ifeanyi Ubah, others

By Taofeek Babalola

No fewer than five Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have shown interest in signing Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) striker, Sunday Faleye, understands.

Monday 24 April 2017

Sunday 23 April 2017

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona: Messi scores 500th club goal

Barcelona breathed fresh life into their La Liga title hopes as Lionel Messi scored a last-minute winner againast Real Madrid in a breathtaking match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

2017 NSF elections to hold May 30

Elections into the boards of the National Sports Federations will tentatively hold on May 30, 2017.

Wenger: Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season

Alexis Sanchez scored the winner against Manchester City to earn the praise of manager Arsene Wenger, who insists his forward is staying.

Crystal Palace shock Liverpool at Anfield

Liverpool suffered a blow in their race for the Premier League top four with a 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal sink Man City to set up Chelsea FA Cup final

Alexis Sanchez struck an extra-time winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Rooney, Martial lift United's top-four hopes

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial scored their first Premier League goals since January and February respectively as Manchester United earned a comfortable 2-0 win at Burnley.

ABS release six players as team embark on break

The management of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Ilorin FC has released six players and placed 3 on probation. The team's Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, told newsmen in Ilorin on Sunday that the club arrived at the decision to drop the players after a meeting at the club's secretariat on Saturday.

How ten-man Rivers United qualify for 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

Ten-Man Rivers United FC of Nigeria on Saturday knocked reigning Rwanda Peace Cup champions, Rayon Sports out of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup after a drama-filled goalless draw in the return leg of the Playoff round at a rocking Amahoro Stadium in Kigali. 

Friday 21 April 2017

Biffo wants Amanfor, Nwangwu, Agoha at Abia Warriors

The Chief Coach of Abia Warriors Abdullahi Biffo has intensified eagerness to bring in experienced players to beef up his squad in readiness for the second phase of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kicking off May 17.

Abia Warriors release Stanley Okoro, Olubayo, Onobi, five others

The Management of Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has approved the release of eight of their registered players in the current season for low productivity and asked three others to rise to the occasion in the second stanza or face similar music.

Wikki Tourists terminate Babaganaru's contract

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Wikki Tourists of Bauchi has parted ways with its technical adviser Mohammed Baba Ganaru, can exclusively report.

Ajani, Jimoh, Adebodun set for 3SC return

By Taofeek Babalola

The trio of Ajani Ibrahim, Wasiu Jimoh and Tayo Adebodun are in talks with Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan for a possible return to the club few months after they left for greener pasture elsewhere, can reveal.

Man Utd to face Celta Vigo in Europa League semi-finals

Manchester United have been drawn against Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Red Devils made the final four of the competition after overcoming Anderlecht in extra time on Thursday night, Marcus Rashford bagging the winner.

NPFL to honour dead Calabar football fans on Sunday

Players of Rangers International and Kano Pillars are to wear black arm bands during their rescheduled Match Day 9 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)in Enugu this Sunday as a mark of respect for the 30 football fans that died in Calabar, Thursday night while watching European football in a commercial viewing centre.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS: Real, Atletico clash in Madrid derby

There will be a Madrid derby in the semi-finals of the Champions League as Real were drawn against Atletico in the last four draw on Friday.

World of football pays tribute to Ugo Ehiogu

Leading figures from the world of football have paid tribute to former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who died on Friday aged 44. The Tottenham Hotspur Under-23s coach suffered a cardiac arrest at the club's training ground on Thursday morning and was taken to hospital, but passed away the following day.

Ibrahimovic to miss remainder of season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play no further part in Manchester United's season due to the knee injury sustained against Anderlecht on Thursday night, according to a report.

Messi, Ronaldo kissing graffiti causes stir

 A graffiti portraying Lionel Messi on tiptoes kissing arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a stir in Barcelona, just two days before the seaside city's team faces Real Madrid in a crux game.

Thursday 20 April 2017

Babangida Ibrahim out for four weeks

.Undergoes successful surgery

By Taofeek Babalola

El Kanemi Warriors striker Babangida Ibrahim will be on the side line for up to four weeks after a successful surgery on his right foot, can reveal.

Akwa Utd target five players

.Release four players
.Placed two on probation

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Akwa United FC has revealed that it is targeting five new signings to replace those that have left in the mid-season transfer window.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2 vs 1 3SC: Referees succumb to threat in Nnewi, says Amoo

By our reporter

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan technical adviser, Fatai Amoo believes that the match officials made questionable calls during his side’s 2-1 loss to FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the match day 19 of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday in Nnewi.

Abia Warriors splash cash on Adebayo

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia defender, Abiodun Adebayo who started and completed all the 19 matches for in the first phase of the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), has been rewarded by the club for his efforts.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Gambo out of Tornadoes clash

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars striker, Gambo Mohammed has failed late fitness test and will not be available for selection when his side face Niger Tornadoes in the match day 19 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, can reveal.

Gombe Utd vs Rangers match postponed

By Taofeek Babalola

The match day 19 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) between Gombe United and Rangers International earlier scheduled for Thursday has been shifted to yet to be announced date.