Tuesday 26 December 2017

"Alhaji" Gero linked with move to Iran’s Esteghlal FC

Nigerian footballer Salisu Abdullahi "Alhaji" Gero has reportedly been linked with a move to the Iranian professional football club Esteghlal Tehran, which currently plays in the Persian Gulf Pro League.

Diogu: I will continue to represent Nigeria for as long as I can

As Nigeria look to qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China, team captain Ike Diogu reaffirmed his passion to play for his parents' country. An emblematic player for Nigeria over the course of the past five years, the 6ft 9in (2.05m) power forward has experienced joy, frustration and hope while wearing the jersey of Africa's No.1 team.

Katsina Utd versus Pillars game will be tough, says Nwagua

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars striker Nyima Nwagua has predicted a tough encounter between his side and Katsina United in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) opener on January 14, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Aggreh terminates FC IfeanyiUbah contract over unpaid salaries

By Taofeek Babalola

Prince Aggreh has ended his contract with FC IfeanyiUbah over his unpaid eight month salaries, Sportinglens.blogspot.com can exclusively reveal.

Friday 22 December 2017

CHAN 2018: Ikouwem’s invitation swells Enyimba contingent to 5

Enyimba youngster Ikouwem Udoh has received a call-up to the senior national team. The 20-year-old was invited to the camp of the home-based Super Eagles side as part of preparations for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in January.

Tuesday 19 December 2017

NPFL OPENER: Abia Warriors won’t treat MFM with kids gloves, says Everton

By Taofeek Babalola

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia manager, Rafael Everton has revealed that his team is well prepared to face Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Football Club of Lagos in one of the opening games of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League(NPFL) which starts on January 14.

Monday 18 December 2017

African Best Player Award: CAF drops Moses, list Aubameyang, Salah, Mane

For the umpteenth time, the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have failed to look towards the direction of Nigeria as Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses' name was conspicuously missing in the three players left for the Africa Player of the year award on Monday.

Sunday 17 December 2017

Wikki Tourists won’t underrate Go round FC, says Kurba

.Big Elephants return to ATBS for training today

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists media officer, Bala Kurba has revealed to SportingLife that Go Round FC will be a difficult opponent to play against when the team sides meet for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) opener on January 14, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Katsina Utd are not afraid of Kano Pillars, says Biffo

By Taofeek Babalola

Katsina United technical adviser, Abdullahi Biffo has revealed that his side will be at their top form when they host Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday one fixture on January 14 at the Katsina Township Stadium, Sportinglens.blogspot.com.

Plateau United start NPFL title defence against Nasarawa United

By Taofeek Babalola

Plateau United will start the defence of their Premier League title with an away game against Nasarawa United when the 2018 season gets underway on January 14.

Friday 15 December 2017

Wikki Tourists ready for league kick off, Mangut boasts

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists Chief Coach, Mbwas Mangut has confirmed his team’s readiness for the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which commence on January 14, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Everton intoduces new philosophy at Abia Warriors

By Taofeek Babalola

Abia Warriors manager Rafael Everton is confident that his wards will adhere to his new philosophy before the commencement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in January, Sportinglens.blogspot.com understands.

SHOCKER: CAF drop Nigerian referees for CHAN 2018 championship

By Taofeek Babalola

No Nigerian referee will be on duty when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) commence in Morocco in January, Sportinglens.blogspot.com can reveal.

Judo Championship: Nsirim charges judokas

President of the Nigeria Judo federation, Prince Timothy Nsirim has admonished judokas at the 2017 loveth Howell National open Judo championship to show the character of a champion on the mat and cultivate new friendship.

Thursday 14 December 2017

Coca-Cola to bring World Cup trophy to Nigeria March 17

By Taofeek Babalola

Nigerian football followers will have a chance to see World Cup trophy live in Nigeria courtesy of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Sportinglens.blogspot.com understands.

Friday 8 December 2017

Baba Jada satisfies with Wikki Tourists preparation

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists General Manager Auwalu Baba Jada has commended his team’s preparation for the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which kicks off January 14 despite their exit from the ongoing Ahlan Cup pre-season tournament in Kano, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Ahlan Cup: Kano Pillars thrash Katsina United

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars confirmed their supremacy over Katsina United on Friday after humiliating their opponent 4-1 to reach the final of the maiden edition of the Ahlan pre-season tournament in Kano, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Thursday 7 December 2017

Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or Award

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the winner of the 2017 Ballon d'Or.

We are getting use to Imama's style, says Bata

By Taofeek Babalola

El Kanemi Warriors young star Hussein Bata has said that he and his teammates are adapting to the new tactical approach their technical adviser, Imama Amapakabo has introduced to the team, Sportinglens.blogspot.com 

Monday 4 December 2017

Mighty Jets appoint Bernard Ogbe as technical adviser

The Chairman of Nigeria National League side, Mighty Jets FC of Jos, Chief Alex Wukari has approved the appointment of former Enyimba FC and Gombe United Manager, Bernard Ogbe as the Club's new Technical Adviser.

Sunday 3 December 2017

Nigeria versus Argentina game won’t be easy-- Eguavoen

.Says Albiceleste will play for revenge

By Taofeek Babalola

Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has said that the last Group D encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Albiceleste of Argentina at the Russia FIFA World Cup would be an epic clash, Sportinlens.blogspot.com reports.

Ethiopia force Flamingos to 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa

Nigeria’s U17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly weather in Addis Ababa, but still came off the pitch with a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg of a 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture.

Adetunji resumes training after four months injury layoff

Sunday Adetunji has resumed training with his club, Abia Warriors of Umuahia after being sidelined by injury for four months, Sportinglens.blogspot.com understands.

Friday 1 December 2017

Ikpeba warns: Iceland, Croatia won’t be pushover

.Wants Rohr to study their games
By Taofeek Babalola

Former AS Monaco of France forward Victor Ikpeba has warned Nigeria not to underrate Iceland and Croatia in their World Cup group matches, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Ighalo: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia wary of Nigeria

.Says Eagles will qualify from Group D
.Prefers England group
By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has said that Nigeria has all it takes to qualify from its World Cup group and go far in the Russia 2018 FIFA World, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Russia 2018: Nigeria to play Argentina, Iceland, Croatia

For the fifth time in six FIFA World Cup appearances, Nigeria will be playing against Argentina in the group phase come next year summer in Russia. Three –time African champions Nigeria will also tackle European teams Iceland and Croatia in Group D.