Monday 27 November 2017

20 Nigerians bag FIBA certification ahead of 2019 World cup qualifiers

Nigeria will not be in short supply of FIBA certified table officials and statisticians when the D’Tigers kicks off their 2019 World Cup campaign next year.

El Kanemi Warriors beat Plateau Utd, return to Maiduguri

El Kanemi Warriors defeated league champions Plateau United 2-1 in a pre season friendly match played at the Jos Township stadium on Monday evening.

Sunday 26 November 2017

Abia Warriors sign five new players

.Upgrade 2 from team "B"

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia have fortified its squad with the signing of five new players and upgraded two others from the Team “B" in preparation for the forthcoming 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Kano Pillars want to win everything, says Musa

.Cherishes Gold Cup trophy
By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars technical adviser, Ibrahim Musa has said that Sai Masu Gida is poised to win all title in the forthcoming season, reports.

Friday 24 November 2017

Sunday Faleye is not a 3SC player, says Elutabe

The President of Lagos based Nationwide side Freestan Football Club, Prince Efemena Elutabe has made a swift reaction to a recent press release by the management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, declaring one of its players Sunday Faleye missing from camp.

Abia Warriors are work in progress, says Everton

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia Manager, Rafael Everton has called on the club's teeming supporters worldwide to exercise patience as the team is still work  in progress.

Ramos wears mask for full training

Real Madrid were boosted by Sergio Ramos returning to full training on Friday. Captain Ramos had trained alone on Thursday, having suffered a broken nose in last weekend's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Messi equals Ronaldo with fourth European Golden Shoe

Lionel Messi drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo's tally of four European Golden Shoes after receiving the award at a ceremony on Friday.

El Kanemi to play five friendly games in one week

.End one month pre-season camping in Benin
.To register 40 players 

By Taofeek Babalola

Players and officials of El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri are set to play five Grade A friendly matches within a week after completing their one month pre-season camping in Benin City, Edo State, reveals.

Kano Pillars are Gold Cup champions

Kano Pillars have emerged the champions of this year's prestigious pre-season tournament, Gold Cup, after defeating the defending Champions, Lobi Stars of Makurdi 1-0 at the Kwara State Stadium in Ilorin on Friday, reports.

Femi Thomas closes to Rangers’ move

By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu are close to completing a deal for the former Akwa United goalkeeper Femi Thomas, understands.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Buhari, Fresh, Ogunjobi storm Ilorin for Gold Cup final

The glamorous Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament final is set as expected as arrangements have been concluded ahead of what would be the most exciting pre-season tourney in Nigeria.

3SC declares Sunday Faleye missing

The management of the Shooting Stars Football Club, (3SC) has declared one of its players, Sunday Faleye missing after his failure to show up in training since the beginning of the month without any form of communication.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

No disappointment over Gold Cup exit, says Biffo

Katsina United technical adviser, Abdullahi Biffo says his team’s purpose of participating in this year’s prestigious Gold Cup tournament has been achieved, reports.

IZU'S SALARY SAGA: 3SC is paying to Izu father's account every month

The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan has cleared the air on the allegations of salaries and allowances owing its former player late Izu Joseph, reports.

Lobi Stars advance to second Gold Cup final in two years

Ayo Saka's 19th solo effort helped Lobi Stars advanced to the final of the 2017 Gold Cup Preseason Tournament on Tuesday in Ilorin after defeating Katsina United 1-0 in the first semi final fixture played at the Kwara State Stadium.

Don't underestimate CHAN rivals, Ezenwa warns

Nigeria captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa has warned against complacency as they seek to shed an underachievers tag at African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournaments.

Kano Pillars need defensive midfielder, attacker, says coach Musa

.To register 30 players for NPFL

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars technical adviser Ibrahim Musa has revealed to that his team is still in need of a defensive midfielder and a central attacker before the commencement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) new season.

D’Tigress players received Federal Government cash reward

Captain of the D’Tigress, the 2017 Women FIBA Africa cup of nations’ title team, Aisha Mohammed says the latest gesture by the Federal Government to pay them 17.5 million naira as earlier promised by President Muhammadu Buhari will spur the team to do better in future.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Maradona angry Argentina lost to Nigeria

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria.

NPFL kick-off January 14

•Club Licensing documentation ends January 5

•Season ends September 30

Activities to kick-start the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season which began with the on-going club licensing will enter the next stage with the annual NPFL Pre-season tournament from December 11-17, 2017 to usher in the grand season opening matches on January 14, 2018.

Ambode, Udom confirm presence for Nigeria Sports Award

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Gabriel Udom are among dignitaries that have been confirmed to grace the 2017 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award slated to hold on Friday, November 17, 2017.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Nigeria Shock Argentina

Nigeria's Super Eagles came from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly encounter at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia on Tuesday.

Monday 13 November 2017

Gombe Bulls record first continental win

Kator Gar powered Gombe Bulls to their first win on the continent at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone 3 club championship for men when they defeated Civil Defenders by 76points to 66.

FIBA throws Hoopers out of FIBA Africa Zone 3 qualifiers

Rivers Hoopers have been thrown out of the 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup Zone 3 qualifiers on Sunday. This was made known to the club by FIBA Africa Zone 3 during the technical meeting for coaches and officials hours to the commencement of the tournament on Sunday.

Messi reveals: Why I skip Eagles’ game

Lionel Messi has revealed reasons behind his decision to be excused from Tuesday's friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, understands.

Kwesé Free Sports to air Argentina v Nigeria Friendly game

.Kicks-off at 5.30pm local time 

Kwesé Free Sports will on Tuesday broadcast the international friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina at Krasnodar, Russia. The match which kicks-off at 5.30pm local time is exclusive to the free-to-air (FTA) TV channel, Kwesé Free Sports.

Handball Federation invites 23 players to camp

By Taofeek Babalola

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has invited 23 players to camp ahead of the forthcoming 23rd African Men Senior Nations Cup/World Cup qualifier.

Nikyu: Flamingoes’ appointment won't affect Wikki job

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists Technical Adviser Bala Nikyu has told that he has nothing to worry about combining club assignment with national team duty.

Friday 10 November 2017

Wikki Tourists sign 18 players

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Wikki Tourists FC Bauchi has strengthened its squad with 18 new players for the 2017/ 2018 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, can reveal.

Auta, Asuquo, Zagari join Yobe Desert Stars

By Taofeek Babalola

Yobe Deserts Stars technical adviser, Mohammed Baba Ganaru has beefed up his squad with trio of Philip Auta, Philip Asuquo and Zagari Mohammed ahead of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, can report.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Kano Pillars debunk Afelokhai return

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars Media Officer, Idris Malikawa has told SportingLife that Sai Masu Gida has no intention to bring former goalkeeper, Theophilus Afelokhai back to the team, can report.

Yobe Desert Stars appoint Baba Ganaru as Technical adviser

.Taiye Yusuf as Chief Coach
By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Yobe Desert Stars has announced the appointment of Mohammed Baba Ganaru as the technical adviser ahead of the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season,

Inuwa promises new modality in appointing referees

By Taofeek Babalola

The newly appointed Chairman of the Referee Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Sharif Rabiu Inuwa has promised to apply new method in appointing referees for matches in the country to avoid suspicion, reports.

Friday 3 November 2017

Bazuaye quits Katsina United

By Taofeek Babalola can report that Coach Baldwin Bazuaye has left Katsina United.

2017 Nigerian Sports Award: Voting Closes November 12

The organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award have announced that the voting phase will close as scheduled by midnight of Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Japhet signs three years deal with Tornadoes

By Taofeek Babalola

Daniel Japhet has signed a three-year deal with Niger Tornadoes ahead of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, can reveal.

Conte reveals: Moses’ injury was bad

. Faces prolonged spell on the sidelines

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that Super Eagles winger Victor Moses could face a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Adamu Hassan closes to Kano Pillars’ return

.By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars has opened talks with Nasarawa United FC with the possibility of bringing Adamu Hassan back to the club after a year, can report.