Monday 11 October 2021

Vandrezzer FC accuse 3SC over tapping up of Daniel, Oguntunde


The management of Vandrezzer FC has filed an official complaint to the Nigeria National League and other relevant bodies against Shooting Stars Sport Club (3SC) of Ibadan over illegal recruitment of their players Kolawole Adeyemi Daniel and David Oguntunde Mark, reports.

Gombe United unveil Chidera Ezeh, 11 others


By our reporter 

Gomber United have bolster the squad with the signing of twelve new players ahead the kickoff of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Etebo sets for five months injury layoff, doubtful for AFCON


Super Eagles midfielder Peter Etebo will be out of action for four to five months with a torn quad muscle, Watford have confirmed.

Cristiano Ronaldo's driver queues seven hours at gas station but leaves without petrol

Cristiano Ronaldo's driver waited nearly seven hours to fill up the Manchester United star's Bentley but left without any petrol amid the ongoing fuel crisis crippling the United Kingdom.

Wenger, Ellis want men’s and women’s games coexist


FIFA Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis, who has assumed the role of FIFA Technical Advisory Group leader for women’s football, have stressed their aims of ensuring men’s and women’s football coexist as part of the ongoing consultation in relation to the future International Match Calendar (IMC).

Governor Ikpeazu hails Finidi George’s appointment as Enyimba coach


Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has lauded the appointment of Finidi George as the Head Coach of Enyimba Football Club.

Samad Kadiri sets title target with Kwara United

By Taofeek Babalola

Kwara United new signing Samad Kadiri has expressed his readiness to help the Harmony Boys win silverware in the 2021/2022 football season, reports

Ondo State sacks Sunshine Stars' Ball Boys, other technical crew members


By Taofeek Babalola

Three Ball Boys and two Laundry Boys were among member of Sunshine Stars FC technical crew disengaged by the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) on Thursday.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Rohr hands Calvin Ughelumba first call-up


.Musa, Ekong, Iheanacho, others for double CAR games

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has handed fresh national team call-up to Glasgow Rangers FC of Scotland left back Calvin Ughelumba ahead of the Super Eagles’ FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 double qualifying encounters against the Central African Republic in Lagos and Douala next week.

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Sheriff Tiraspol beat Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu


Sheriff Tiraspol beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu courtesy of an incredible last minute goal. The Moldovan side are playing in the Champions League group stages for the first time in the history and made their presence felt with a huge upset on Tuesday evening.

PSG 2-0 Man City: Messi scores first goal with vintage strike to seal champions league win

Lionel Messi’s scored his first PSG goal to help the French side to a 2-0 victory in Tuesday night’s heavyweight Champions League clash with Manchester City.

Amuneke: Developing African talent important when planning football’s future

Former Super Eagles star says competition can drive development

●Encourages calendar changes to have positive impact on African football

By Taofeek Babalola

Former Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amuneke has said that educating African young players and preparing them for the future is the key in a new reform for the future of football.  

Monday 27 September 2021

Oleksandr Usyk returns Joshua's world heavyweight belts back

Oleksandr Usyk handed his newly-won heavyweight belts back to Anthony Joshua following his boxing masterclass on Saturday night as the Brit told his rival 'see you soon' during a brief dressing room chat.

Guardiola admits: I don't know how to stop Messi, Neymar, Mbappe

Pep Guardiola concedes he does not know how to stop Paris St Germain's formidable forward line of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Ejike Uzoenyi returns to Rangers


.Flying Antelopes recruit 8 players, to get seven more

.Retain 19 players

By Taofeek Babalola


The management of Rangers Rangers International F.C of Enugu has announced the signing of former winger Ejike Uzoenyi ahead of the 2021/22 football league season.

Sunday 26 September 2021

World heavyweight crown: Anthony Joshua vows to 'keep positive' after losing to Oleksandr Usyk


Anthony Joshua has broke his silence after losing his world heavyweight title belts in a disappointing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

Nigeria beat Mali to claim third straight Women's Afrobasket title


D’Tigeress cemented their status as Africa’s top basketball team with a comfortable 70-59 victory over Mali in the 2021 final in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde on Sunday to complete a hat-trick of FIBA Women's Afrobasket titles.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: Smith Rowe, Saka shine in North London derby win


Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka both claimed a goal and an assist as Arsenal won the north London derby honours with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium.

Niger Tornadoes unveil three new players


Niger Tornadoes FC of Minna have announced the signing of three new players to beef up the squad ahead of the 2021/2022 football season.

Friday 24 September 2021

Real Madrid set out to defend top spot against Villarreal CF


There’s no let-up in LaLiga Santander following the midweek action, with Matchday 7 kicking off on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There are some nicely balanced fixtures even at this early stage of the season, with Real Madrid vs Villarreal CF on Saturday night standing out.

BIG EARNER: Rudiger receives £400k-a-week offers to leave Chelsea


Antonio Rudiger is set to make himself one of the highest paid defenders ever with a £400,000 pay packet abroad. 

Super Eagles B camp: Owumi charges Rangers' quartet to be good ambassadors


By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International FC General manager Davidson Owumi has urged quartet of players from the ‘Flying Antelopes’ invited to the Super Eagles B team camp in Abuja to be club’s good ambassadors, reports.

Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Chukwueze not ready for action, Emery confirms


By Taofeek Babalola 

Villarreal boss Unai Emery has revealed that the Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze will not be available for the yellow submarine’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid in the LaLiga clash this evening, reports.

Nasiru Sani makes Katsina United return


By By Taofeek Babalola 

Nasiru Sani has completed his move to Katsina United from Kano Pillars, joining the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side for a second time, reports. 

U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifier: Falconets are in Douala to earn a good result, says Danjuma

Coach Christopher Danjuma has expressed confidence in his Nigeria U20 girls as the real race for berths at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 begins for Nigeria in Douala on Saturday, with a first round, first leg encounter against the U20 girls of Central African Republic.

Thursday 23 September 2021

Sampdoria 0-4 Napoli: Osimhen scores brace


.Nets five goals in five games

By Taofeek Babalola

Super Eagles in-form striker Victor Osimhen struck twice in an impressive 4-0 win at Sampdoria on Thursday to helped Napoli reclaimed top spot in Serie A.

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Plateau United set NPFL title target for Ilechukwu, Abara


By Taofeek Babalola

Plateau United General Manager, Pius Henwan has challenged newly appointed coaches Fidelis Ilechukwu and Hamza Abara to brace up for the challenges ahead by winning the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title for the government and the sports loving people of Plateau State, reports. 

Aisha Buhari Cup: South Africa humble Nigeria 4-2 to emerge champions


Banyana Banyana of South Africa walloped the Super Falcons of Nigeria 4 – 2 in the final to emerge the best team in the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari invitational tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos on Tuesday.

Ogunbote happy to join Remo Stars as Head Coach


By Taofeek Babalola

Gbenga Ogunbote has said that he is proud and happy to join Remo Stars as Head Coach and aiming to take the club to higher levels.

Dogo rules out open screening at Wikki Tourists


By Taofeek Babalola


WIkki Tourists FC Technical Adviser Kabiru Dogo has said that the club will not conduct an open screening to recruit new players for the team ahead of the 2021/2022 campaign, reports.

Monday 20 September 2021

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE EXIT: CR Belouizdad were technically better than us, says Boboye


Akwa United Football Club Head Coach Kennedy Boboye has admitted that his side lost to a more technically superior CR Belouizdad in their CAF Champions League encounter.

Plateau United unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu as Technical Adviser


.Hamza Abara as Chief Coach

By Taofeek Babalola


The management of Plateau United on Monday unveiled Fidelis Ilechukwu as the new Technical Adviser ahead of the 2021-2022 campaign.

Aisha Buhari Cup: Falcons, Banyana in titanic battle on final day


The top two teams in women’s football on the African continent at the moment, Nigeria and South Africa, will face off in what is a potentially-explosive battle on the final day of hostilities in the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament at Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Tuesday evening at 4pm.

Aisha Buhari Cup: Ghana beat Cameroon 2-0


The buzz of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament got even wider and louder on Monday as the Secretary General of world football –governing body, FIFA, Mrs Fatma Samoura led football’s dignitaries to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Lagos Island for Day 5 of the showpiece.

Friday 17 September 2021

Aftermath of Covid-19 test: Rivers United raises alarm over Young Africans’ plot to keep players, officials in Tanzania


Rivers United football club has uncovered plans by Young Africans of Tanzania to continue to keep four players and three officials of the club in Tanzania despite testing negative to Covid-19 on Thursday September 16, 2021.

Aisha Buhari Cup: South Africa thrash Ghana 3-0


2018 African Woman Player of the Year Thembi Kgatlana was the star of the evening as South Africa steamrolled Ghana 3-0 on Day 3 of the six-day Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament in Lagos.

Kano Pillars give up on Salisu Yusuf signing

.Confirm contract talks with gaffer

.To continue searching for a suitable coach

By Taofeek Babalola


Kano Pillars have resolved to look elsewhere for a suitable coach following the club’s inability to snatch Coach Salisu Yusuf away from Rangers International FC of Enugu, reports.

Anthony Joshua donates 200 tickets for Sept 25 fight to NHS staff


Matchroom Boxing and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. are proud to announce that they will be donating 200 tickets for Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster Heavyweight World Title defence against pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday September 25 to the NHS via Blue Light Tickets.

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba FC arrive Omoku for closed camping


 By Taofeek Babalola

Players and officials of Enyimba FC of Aba have arrived in Omoku, River State on a closed camping tour ahead of their second preliminary round CAF Confederations Cup tie against Diambers FC of Senegal, reports. 

Basketball League: Eight teams secure national final 8 tickets

Eight teams have booked their tickets to the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised Men’s Premier Basketball League.

Thursday 16 September 2021

Enyinnaya cherishes Abia Warriors’ move

Abia Warriors have completed the signing of goalkeeper Izundu Enyinnaya from Enyimba Int’l.

Aisha Buhari Cup: Morocco upset Cameroon in Lagos

A brilliant goal by Fatima Tagnaout 13 minutes from time separated Cameroon and Morocco in the second match of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos.

Gombe United won't make up the numbers in NPFL-- Zubairu


By Taofeek Babalola

Gombe United technical adviser Aliyu Zubairu has said that Savannah Scorpions will compete for all tittles in the 2021/2022 football campaign, reports. 

Pinnick: Infantino, Motsepe’s visit a boost for girl-child advocacy


President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick says that the presence of President of world –governing body FIFA, Mr Gianni Infantino and CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe at the opening ceremony of the maiden Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament in Lagos on Wednesday is a huge fillip to the push for more interest and attention to the challenges confronting the girl-child all over the African continent.

Ogunjobi Gold Cup Pre-Season Tournament: Remo Stars stadium, FC Ebedei stadium to co-host 2021 edition


The Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne and FC Ebedei Stadium in Sagamu are set to co-host the 9th edition of Nigeria's most prestigious pre-season tournament, the Ogunjobi Gold Cup in October.

Owumi warns: Salisu Yusuf must respect Rangers’ contract


By Taofeek Babalola

 The General Manager of Rangers International F.C Davidson Owumi, has insisted that the contract between the club and its technical adviser, coach Salisu Yusuf is still intact.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Champions League: Sevilla, Salzburg shatter record with four first half penalties


Sevilla were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Salzburg after a chaotic first half in which four penalties were awarded, three to the visitors, while the hosts were forced to play most of the second half with 10 men in the UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday night.

Young Boys beat Man United in Champions League opener


Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United honeymoon is over as the Red Devils suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League.

Aisha Buhari Cup: Falcons, Mali train at Onikan Stadium

Reigning African champions Nigeria and opening –day opponents Mali both had a feel of the remodelled Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Tuesday, less than 24 hours to Wednesday’s commencement of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament in the City of Lagos.

Monday 13 September 2021

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba to face Diambers FC in second preliminary round


Enyimba International FC of Aba will confront Senegalese side Diambers FC in the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup, reports.