Sunday 27 December 2020

NTA to show Akwa United, Dakkada FC live on Monday


. Enyimba, Abia Warriors tie on Tuesday

By Taofeek Babalola


The Uyo derby clash between Akwa United and Dakkada FC earlier scheduled for Sunday would be played on Monday at the Nest of Champions, Uyo. The game is expected to be shown live on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by 4pm, can confirm

NPFL OPENER: Kwara Utd shock Plateau in Jos, Damala scores season’s first goal


.As Nicodemus nets first brace

.Rabiu Ali scores in his 11th season


By Taofeek Babalola


Action finally resumed in the much-awaited 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday after a 9-month break due to Covid-19 pandemic with exciting results in the match-day one fixtures across the centers, reports. 

Sunday 8 November 2020

Aribo scores brace in Rangers' 8-0 demolition of Hamilton

By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo scored two goals in Rangers’ 8-0 demolition of Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday and restored their nine-point lead at the top. 

Thursday 15 October 2020

I can't wait to get started with Spartak Moscow, Says Moses

By Taofeek Babalola


Former Nigerian international Victor Moses has expressed his readiness to get into action for his new club Spartak Moscow and meet his new teammates.

Sunday 11 October 2020

Lambert: I want to carve a niche for myself in the NPFL


.18-year-Old goalkeeper signs professional contract with Abia Warriors

By Taofeek Babalola

Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia Youth team goalkeeper Chibueze Lambert has said that he is in the Nigeria professional Football League (NPFL) to learn, and making good use of every single opportunity given to him in the league.

Wikki Tourists confirm Abalogu, Udeagha signing

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi has announced the signings of former Captain of Enyimba International, Andrew Abalogu and Chinedu Udeagha from Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi respectively.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Waldrum deletes tweet accepting Super Falcons job


.Deactivated twitter handle

 By Taofeek Babalola


New Nigeria women’s national team coach Randy Waldrum has deleted a tweet accepting the Super Falcons job even as his official twitter handle @CoachWaldrum has also been deactivated shortly after the post.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Drogba to receive 2020 UEFA President's Award


Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has been chosen to receive the 2020 Uefa President's Award after being hailed as a "pioneer" by Aleksander Ceferin.

Serie A could be SUSPENDED for two weeks

.14 Genoa members and staff tested positive 

Serie A could be dramatically suspended for two weeks after 14 team members and staff tested positive for coronavirus at Genoa.

Kwara FA presents Sport Kits to Emir of Ilorin


A delegation of the Kwara state football Association on Tuesday visited His Royal Highness, emir of Ilorin, Alh. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari to pay homage and presented Sport kits to the traditional ruler.

Confident Rohr tips Eagles for Qatar 2022 World Cup

.Rues Moses, Mikel, Ighalo retirements   

By Taofeek Babalola


Coach Gernot Rohr has expressed his ambitions to lead Super Eagles to Qatar 2022 World Cup. 

Troost-Ekong to wear jersey number 5 at Watford


.Joins the Hornets on a five-year contract

By Taofeek Babalola

Watford have handed number five shirt to the Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong after signing a five-year contract at Vicarage Road on Tuesday. 

Kujah, Akinsehinde slam NFF over coaching appointments

By Taofeek Babalola

FORMER Nigerian international Akin Akinsehinde and self-styled Nigerian football ambassador Friday Kujah have frowned at the choices of coaches recently appointed into the national teams.

Monday 21 September 2020

Arsenal announce Runarsson signing


Arsenal have announced the signing of goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson on a four-year contract from Dijon.

Suarez, Atletico Madrid reach agreement on two-year deal

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid and may arrive at the Wanda Metropolitano on a two-year deal, Mundo Deportivo reported on Monday.

Rohr hands invitation to 6 uncapped players, unveils 25-man squad

.Alampasu, Musa, Osimhen make list

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has handed invitation to six new players in the 25-man squad invited for October friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia slated for Austria.

Sunday 20 September 2020

2020/2021 NPFL season: Wikki Tourists won’t be a pushover, Abdallah vows

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists FC technical adviser Usman Abdallah has said that his side would be a force to be reckoned with in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign.

Osimhen is young lad with head of a 40-year-old, says Gattuso

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso is notoriously hard to please but he dished out rare praise on Sunday when describing new Nigerian signing Victor Osimhen as a “young lad with the head of a 40-year-old”.

Thursday 17 September 2020

Thiago Alcantara signs four-year Liverpool contract

Thiago Alcantara has put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Liverpool, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Messi wins epic legal battle to trademark his name

A European court has paved the way for Lionel Messi to register his surname as a trademark after an epic nine-year legal battle by the Argentine football star.

Champions League awards: Messi, Ronaldo missing

Seven Bayern Munich players have made the cut for for the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League positional award shortlists - but there is no room for a nomination for either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo among them.

Monday 14 September 2020

Enugu Rangers postpone resumption date

The management of the Rangers International has postponed the earlier resumption date given to its players for the 2020/2021 league season.

Thursday 10 September 2020

Aubameyang agrees new three-year Arsenal contract

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly agreed a new three-year contract with Arsenal which will see him become the club's highest-paid player.

CAF cancels Footballer of The Year Awards

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have revealed that the Player of The Year Award ceremony will not be holding this year. 

Abayomi Junior joins us as free agent — Kano Pillars

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Kano Pillars FC has denied Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) FC claim that Sai Masu Gida signed one of their players, Abayomi Junior illegally. 

Aina Ola completes Fulham medical

.Moves to Craven Cottage on €2.5m loan deal

By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has completed his medical and will be announced as a new Fulham player any moment from now.

Itodo, Zaruma, Jibrin return after injury lay-off


By Taofeek Babalola

Plateau United have been handed injury boost ahead of the 2020/2021 football season as the trio of Daniel Itodo, Mike Zaruma and Saeed Jibrin have resumed training after a lengthy injury lay-off, can reveal.

2020/2021 season: Nasarawa United retains Imenger, Ohanachom, 33 others

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Nasarawa United Football Club has retained 35 players out of 61 that featured for the club last term ahead of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

3SC warns Kano Pillars over illegal signing of Abayomi Junior

The management of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan has claimed that Kano Pillars FC have not made official offers to sign one of their players Abayomi Junior.

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Alexander-Arnold wins PFA Young Player of the Year Award

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named as the PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season after a superb season for Premier League champions Liverpool.

De Bruyne named PFA Player of the Year

Kevin De Bruyne has been crowned Manchester City's first ever PFA Player of the Year on Tuesday night.

2020/2021 season: Enugu Rangers resume September 13


By Taofeek Babalola


Old and new players of Rangers International FC of Enugu will resume on Sunday September 13 for the 2020/2021 football season, the club’s management has said.

2020/21 Licensing Applications: LMC, NPFL clubs to hold eight days virtual meeting

By Taofeek Babalola


The League Management Company (LMC) and the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs will hold virtual meetings from Wednesday, September 10 to 18 to assist the clubs on how to carry out documentation for their respective licensing applications.

Abia Warriors ready for new season

The management of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has declared their readiness for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Dikko, Bako differ on Redstrike deal


By Taofeek Babalola

Chairman League Management Company (LMC) Shehu Dikko and former Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Dr. Nasir Danladi Bako are sharply divided over the recent sponsorship deal struck by the league organising body with UK- based company Redstrike Sports.

Sunday 23 August 2020

Azer-Igba cherishes success with Tserkva

Azer-Igba cherishes success with Tserkva

By Taofeek Babalola

Nigerian prodigy, Azer-Igba Saaondo has revealed that he is working hard to maintain his starting role with his Ukrainian club FC Bila Tserkva and help them gain further promotion to the first division, reports can report.

Arsenal eye move for Dennis

Arsenal are reportedly interested in Nigeria international and Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis.

Akwa United, players set for contract talks on Monday

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Akwa United football Club has invited all their players for contract renegotiation with the club in Uyo in preparation for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Abramovich to spend £100m+ transfer spree for Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will back manager Frank Lampard in the upcoming transfer window and is prepared to finance at least two “marquee” signings. 

Five Barcelona players, two coaches tested positive for coronavirus

Five Barcelona players and two members of the coaching staff reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and the results were never made public.

MAN UTD LOAN EXTENTION: The last few days have been difficult, Ighalo admits

.Nigerian star thanks Shanghai president for the support

Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has admitted that the last few days before signing his 'dream' Manchester United loan extension until January was very tough.

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Wikki Tourists coach Abd'Allah loses sister

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi coach Usman Abd’Allah is bereaved over the death of his younger sister Malama Juhaina Abdullahi who died on Tuesday morning, reports.

Nigeria'll be back better after COVID 19 crisis, Says Jimoh Oni

Abia Warriors forward Jimoh Oni has encouraged Nigerians to be hopeful of better days ahead in the face of the COVID19 pandemic.

COVID-19 BREAK: Bolus reaches out to players via whatsapp group

.Uses period to learn more about the game
By Taofeek Babalola

Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Football Club coach Tony Bolus has revealed that he keeps in touch with his players through the team’s whatsapp group to do their normal fitness training every day.

Monday 20 April 2020

Arsenal players, staff agree 12.5% pay cut

Arsenal players and staff have a agreed a 12.5 per cent pay cut to "help cover some of the financial risks" posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday 12 March 2020

LMC fines Wikki N1.5m, Adamawa Utd N5m over fans' trouble

By Taofeek Babalola

The League Management Company (LMC) has imposed sanctions on Wikki Tourists and Adamawa United for breach of some sections of the rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) during their respective home games on Matchday 23 on Sunday.

CHINEME MARTINS DEATH: LMC suspends Match Commissioner Mbah permanently

.Order no matches at the Lafia Township Stadium until…
.Nasarawa United get N6m fine

By Taofeek Babalola

The League management Company (LMC) has demanded the withdrawal of Christian Mbah, the match commissioner, who was in charge of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 23 fixture between Nasarawa United and Katsina United, on Sunday at the Lafia City Stadium, from further participation in NPFL matches.

Sunday 8 March 2020

Nasarawa United’s Martins slumps, dies

By Taofeek Babalola

Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins slumped on the pitch during yesterday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash against Katsina United at the Lafia City Stadium, Nasarawa State and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, reports.

Friday 17 January 2020

Israel Abia, Ifeanyi Nweke join Rangers

By Taofeek Babalola

The management of Rangers International F.C has completed the signing of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leading goal scorer Israel Abia and Ifeanyi Nweke in a bid to challenge for silverware this season, reports.

Itoya targets good finish in the NPFL

By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International FC captain Kelvin Itoya has said that he and his colleagues will continue to push for a good finish in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), reports.

Sunday 5 January 2020

10-man Plateau United thrashes Enyimba 4-0

.Moses Effiong hat-trick sinks Adamawa Utd
.Four penalty goals in Nasarawa Utd, FC IfeanyiUbah clash
By Taofeek Babalola

Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in matchday 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday, reports.