Tuesday 31 July 2018

NPFL SUSPENSION: Zikiye rues idleness

By Taofeek Babalola

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC defender Jonathan Zikiye has craved for the resumption of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as he said that the league indefinite suspension makes players to be idle, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Former Plateau United captain Samuel Kuchili dies

By Our reporter 

Former Plateau United captain Samuel Kuchili has passed away after a brief illness, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Monday 30 July 2018

Wikki Tourists are in good shape for league resumption, says Kurba

By Taofeek Babalola

Players and officials of the Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi are intensifying preparation for the re-start of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) despite the crisis in the Nigeria football, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Katsina United thrilled with Dominic Abah’s performance

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Katsina United is delighted that the new signing Dominic Abah is justifying the reason why the club signed him, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Kaduna United thrash Kano Pillars 3-1 in friendly match

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars suffered a 3-1 defeat to Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Kaduna United in one of the friendly matches’ line up for the team before the restart of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Friday 27 July 2018

Leon Balogun welcomes competition in Brighton defence

Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun is relishing the competition he has to overcome to seal a regular starting berth at the Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion this season.

Ikeme QUITS football after leukaemia battle

Nigeria and Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme confirmed his retirement from professional football on Friday following a battle with acute leukaemia.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

BRIBERY ALLEGATION: Salisu Yusuf denies wrong doing after sting video

Coach Salisu Yusuf has denied he took money from undercover journalists led by Ghana’s Anas Aremeyaw Anas posing as football agents to select two players for this year’s CHAN in Morocco.

Monday 23 July 2018

NFF CRISIS: AGF orders Dalung to respect FIFA's position

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami has ordered the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung to refrain from making any public statement on the Supreme Court ruling and Orders of the Federal High Court in Jos on the Nigeria Football Federation and let the legal process to take its course.

Sunday 22 July 2018

Zamalek seeks Egyptian citizenship for Nigerian player Yussuf

Egyptian giants Zamalek will try to get Nigerian player Maarouf Yussuf Egyptian citizenship to allow him to stay with the team as they have reached the maximum number of foreign players allowed in their squad, capped at four.

Ozil announces retirement from international football

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football following a period of "racism and disrespect" from officials and fans.

Leicester reject £12m Al Nassr bid for Ahmed Musa

Leicester City have rejected a £12million bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa.

Friday 20 July 2018

FIFA ban scares Fidelis Ilechukwu

By Taofeek Babalola

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Football Club head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has pleaded with football stakeholders in the country to find a lasting solution to the leadership crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to avoid FIFA’s ban, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Dr Olukoya Youth Football tourney kicks off Friday

By Taofeek Babalola

The annual Dr D. K. Olukoya International Youth Football Competition kicks off on Friday at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) University training pitch, Prayer City, along Lagos-Ibadan Express Way.

Monday 16 July 2018

LMC Announces indefinite postponement of NPFL resumption

The League Management Company (LMC) Monday announced an indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which was scheduled to resume from the World Cup break on Wednesday, July 18.

Ronaldo: I'm ambitious to succeed as a Juventus player

Cristiano Ronaldo declared himself the new Special One of football as he vowed to go on and on at the very highest level after sealing a £100m transfer to Juventus.

Kano Pillars confirm Ismaila, Hillary signings

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars have confirmed the signing of Jimoh Ismaila (Central Defender) and Paul Hillary (Midfielder) in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) mid transfer window. 

Thursday 5 July 2018

CAF appoint Pinnick as 1st vice president

By our reporter

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed embattled Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick as its Vice President, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports.

Monday 2 July 2018

2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers: Second round preparation start now, says Nwora

By Taofeek Babalola

D’Tigers Head Coach, Alex Nwora has said that the preparation for the second and final round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers has already started.

REVEALED: Federal Ministry of Justice letter that sacked Pinnick and his board

Sportinglens.blogspot.com has obtained a copy of letter written by the Federal ministry of Justice directing the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick to vacate their offices as the federation executives.

Amaju Pinnick rejects FG order to vacate office

Amaju Pinnick has reacted to his sack as president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), describing it as “null and void”, Sportinglens.blogspot.com reports. 

Giwa resumes work as NFF President

Ambassador Christopher Giwa on Monday resumed as President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following in adherence to a recent Order by the Supreme Court.