Monday 25 November 2019

LMC lift ban on Rabiu Ali

.Kano Pillars fans back to stadium after suspension
By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars captain Rabiu Ali is free to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) again after his 12-match ban was lifted by the League Management Company on Monday, reports.

2019 Nigerian Sports Award Records over 35M votes

.Award Gala to hold on Friday

 Organizers of the most prestigious and longest running sports award-The Nigerian Sports Award has announced an unprecedented entry of over 35 million votes from the general public for all the sports categories in this year’s edition which ceremony comes up Friday 29th November 2019 at Eko Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

Sunday 24 November 2019

Evelyn Akhator vows to fulfill Olympics qualification dreams

D’Tigress Centre, Evelyn Akhator says qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is a lifelong dream that must come through.

Mbaoma's brace fires Enyimba to victory over Adamawa United

Enyimba Football Club bounced from midweek lose to edge Adamawa United 2-0 in a Nigeria Professional Football League fixture at the Enyimba Stadium this evening.

Akwa Starlets Pip Rangers 2-0 in Enugu

By Taofeek Babalola

League newcomer Akwa Starlets produced the biggest upset of matchday 5 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) when they thrashed the former league champions, Rangers International FC 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Sunday.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Contractor raises hope on ATB stadium

By Taofeek Babalola

Contractor handling Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, Reform Sports West Africa, has hinted that the pitch would be ready for use soon.

Akwa United not under pressure, says Obuh

Akwa United head coach John Obuh has said that his team is not under any form of pressure to perform despite their slow start to the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

Ndifreke returns for Katsina Utd clash

Akwa United have received a major boost ahead of their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 4 fixture against Katsina United on Wednesday following the return of top striker Ndifreke Effiong from national team duties.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Nigerian Breweries reiterates support for Team Nigeria

Nigerian Breweries Plc has restated its commitment towards the development of sports in Nigeria as one of the major sponsors of Team Nigeria to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

NFF won’t impose NPFL players on Rohr, says Pinnick

By Taofeek Babalola

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has said that the federation will not force home-based players on the Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr.

Sunday 17 November 2019

Osimhen’s brace inspire Super Eagles win over Lesotho

Victor Osimhen inspired Nigeria to a 4-2 win over Lesotho in a Group L 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.

MFM shock Rangers 1-0 in Enugu

.Lobi Stars pip Kano Pillars in Kano

By Taofeek Babalola

Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM) FC of Lagos recorded its second away win of the season on Sunday following a 1-0 win over Rangers International FC in the matchday three of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, reports.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

U23 AFCON: Nigeria beat Zambia to revive hopes

Nigeria revived their semifinal qualification hopes in the ongoing Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Zambia at Al Salam Stadium, as the Group B match day 2 convened on Tuesday 12 November 2019.

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: Rangers fear no foe, says Ugwu

By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International F.C of Enugu head coach, Benedict Ugwu, has said that his side will be fully prepared and are not scared of any opponent in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Sunday 10 November 2019

2019/2020 NPFL: Plateau United, Wikki Tourists win away to maintain perfect start

By Taofeek Babalola

It was a very exciting weekend in the matchday two of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) as Plateau United and Wikki Tourists recorded victories on the road to amass maximum six points each after two games.

Tuesday 5 November 2019

U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles, Cameroon play goalless in friendly game

By Taofeek Babalola

Olympic Eagles played a goalless draw against Cameroon in a tune up game on Tuesday as part of the preparation for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Egypt between November 8 and 22, reports.

U23 AFCON: Stephen, Umar arrive Olympic Eagles’ camp

.Joshua Chukudi hit camp today
.Awoniyi, Azubuike still missing

By Taofeek Babalola

SportingLife can report that the duo of FC Isloch of Belarus defender Bitok Stephen and Spartak Jurmala FC of Latvia midfielder Aliyu Ya’u Umar arrived at the Olympic Eagles’ camp on Monday ahead of U23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Sunday 3 November 2019

Rangers international qualify for CAF Confederation Cup group stage

Seven time Nigeria league champions and Total/CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 hopefuls, Rangers International F.C has picked one of the sixteen group stage tickets as a Chinonso Eziekwe’ 18th minutes strike helped the ‘Flying Antelopes’ march past Togolese champions, A.S.C Kara 1-0 in Enugu.

2019/2020 NPFL: MFM record first away win

.Plateau Utd, Abia Warriors, Wikki Tourists wins at home
. Samuel Amadi scores first goal of the season

By Taofeek Babalola

Actions finally resumed in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) across the country on Sunday after series of delay with eight matches played on the matchday one, reports. 

Jigawa Golden Stars will feel at home in Kano - Dodo

.Team to play home matches at Sani Abacha Stadium
By Taofeek Babalola 

Jigawa Golden Stars Team Manager,Isa Dodo has said that playing their home games at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano won't be a problem to his team, reports.

Makalala eyes win against Akwa United

By Taofeek Babalola

Warri Wolves forward Victor Makalala has said that he and his teammates will work very hard to get victory against Akwa United in today's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) opener at Warri Township Stadium, reports. 

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Zubairu blames poor pitch for Wikki Tourits' defeat to Insurance

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists Technical Adviser, Aliyu Zubairu has blamed the University of Benin Sports complex pitch for his team's 2-0 defeat to Bendel Insurance in the match day 13 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) played on Sunday in Benin, Reports

Akuneto dedicates goal to late daughter

By Taofeek Babalola

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC striker Chijioke Akuneto has dedicated his goal against Enyimba FC in the matchday 13 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash on Sunday to his late daughter, reports.

Kano Pillars must always avoid mistakes, Ibrahim Musa warns

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars technical adviser Ibrahim Musa has warned his players to avoid mistakes if they are ready to make any impact in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which entered matchday 13 on Sunday, reports.

Ogunbote: We will play Katsina United with strong belief

Following a positive run of form in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) which saw it chalk up eight points from available twelve in four matches, Rangers International F C is aiming for an upset win on the road against Katsina United in a re-scheduled match day 2 encounter on Wednesday at the Mohammadu Dikko stadium, Katsina.

Niger State Govt Sack Tornadoes Management Board

By Taofeek Babalola

Niger State government through the ministry of sport on Tuesday announced the dissolution of the entire Management Board of Niger Tornadoes Football Club, reports. 

Monday 25 March 2019

Yobe desert stars sack Elechi

By Taofeek Babalola

Yobe Desert Stars Head Coach Ngozi Elechi has been sacked due to the team's poor run of form, reports.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

New players will get chance to play, Says Rohr

By Taofeek Babalola

Coach Gernot Rohr has said that all of his players will get minutes to play as he explain Super Eagles team selection ahead of this weekend’s matches against Seychelles and Egypt in Asaba, reports. 

We will take Seychelles serious- Rohr

By Taofeek Babalola

Coach Gernot Rohr has said that the final Group G Africa Cup of Nation’s qualifier game against Seychelles will not be mere formality, reports.

Zubairu happy with Wikki Tourists progress

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikkki Tourists head coach Aliyu Zubairu is delighted with the progress made by his side in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), reports. 

Maikaba advices Abia Warriors to adopt Enyimba Stadium as home ground

By Taofeek Babalola

Plateau United technical adviser Abdu Maikaba has advised the management of Abia Warriors to adopt Enyimba International Stadium in Aba as their home ground for effective quality football, reports.  

Monday 18 March 2019

Imama names 23 players for Libya clash

By Akanni Olawale

Head coach of the national U23 team, Imama Amapakabo has invited 23 players for the double-header games against Libya, reports. 

Thursday 7 March 2019

Nasarawa United sign two strikers

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Nasarawa United has beefed up its squad with the signing of two strikers in the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) mid transfer window, reports. 

Wikki Tourists terminate three players' contracts

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Wikki Tourists of Bauchi has terminated contracts of three players for unimpressed performances, can report.

Thursday 21 February 2019

Tasiu Lawal agrees to join Niger Tornadoes

By Taofeek Babalola can report that Katsina United striker Tasiu Lawal has agreed to return to Niger Tornadoes after agreeing on personal terms with the club.  

Friday 15 February 2019

Amapakabo sures of victory over Libya in U23 qualifiers

By Taofeek Babalola

Assistant Coach of the National Under 23 team, Imama Amapakabo has said that his side will do everything to beat Libya in the next month's Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture, reports.

Dogo rues bad luck for draw against Insurance

By Taofeek Babalola

Sunshine Stars Technical Adviser, Kabiru Dogo has blamed Thursday's 1-1 draw against Bendel Insurance on bad luck, saying his players tried their best, reports.

Yobe Desert Stars coach Elechi gets 3-match ultimatum

By Taofeek Babalola

The Management of Yobe Desert Stars Football Club of Damaturu has given its technical crew led by Ngosi Elechi a three-match ultimatum to perform or get sacked if the situation remain unchanged, understands.

Friday 1 February 2019

Uche Agbo joins Rayo Vallecano on loan

By Taofeek Babalola

Nigerian international Uche Agbo has joined La Liga side Rayo Vallecano on loan until the end of the season from Standard Liege.

Monday 28 January 2019

Bollywood star slammed for calling Alex Iwobi a 'gorilla'

By Akanni Olawale  

Arsenal fan and Bollywood star Esha Gupta has been slammed online after sharing racist remarks aimed at Alex Iwobi on Instagram, describing the Nigerian as a 'gorilla'.

Friday 25 January 2019

Ighalo In Talks With England, Turkey Clubs

By Taofeek Babalola 

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Eagles’ striker Odion Ighalo is currently negotiating a contract that will see him play in England or Turkey, reports.

Moses thrilled with Fenerbahce’s move

By Taofeek Babalola

Victor Moses has expressed joy over his move to the Turkish league top side Fenerbahce, reports.  

Rohr: I Won’t Beg Moses For Eagles’ Return

.Says he has other quality wingers in Eagles
By Taofeek Babalola  

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed that Victor Moses must show motivation to play again for the national team before he could get a recall to the team, Reports  

I saw hell in Kidnappers’ den, Says Biffo

.Ransom paid for release

By Taofeek Babalola

Katsina United technical adviser Abdullahi Biffo has recounted his ordeal in the hands of his abductors, who kept him in their den for 17 days while demanding a ransom of N50 million, reports.

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Bosso: I have Kano Pillars' password

By Taofeek Babalola

Gombe United Technical Adviser Ladan Bosso says his understanding of Kano Pillars' style of play will give his side added advantages when both sides meet in Wednesday's matchday 4 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) tie at the Pantami Stadium, Gombe, reports.

Ilechukwu predicts tough outing against Rangers

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM)FC head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has predicted a tough game on Wednesday against CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Enugu Rangers at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.

Zubairu to ring changes against Katsina United

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists Technical Adviser Aliyu Zubairu has revealed to that he will make four or five changes when his side faces Katsina United in Wednesday's matchday 4 of the Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL) encounter.

I'm back to win trophies for Pillars - Ibrahim Musa boasts

By Taofeek Babalola

Kano Pillars Technical Adviser Ibrahim Musa has reiterated his desire to win silverware with Sai Masu Gida in his second coming to the club, reports.

Monday 14 January 2019

Abubakar Musa out for six weeks after successful surgery

By Taofeek Babalola

Gombe United star left winger Abubakar Musa has been ruled of action for six weeks after undergone a successful surgery on his Achilles tendon, reports.

Lokosa signs two and half years deal with Esperance

Super Eagles forward, Junior Lokosa completed his transfer to African champions side, Esperance de Tunisia from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars on a two and half years deal.