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, Sportinglens.blogspot.com 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.