Monday 2 October 2023

International Friendlies: Omeruo, Iwobi, Osayi-Samuel, Moffi back to Super Eagles

Head Coach Jose Santos Peseiro has recalled defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Bright Osayi-Samuel, as well as midfielder Alex Iwobi and forward Terem Moffi to the Super Eagles’ squad for this month’s international friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique in Portugal. 

Friday 16 June 2023

Naija Super 8: Organisers Partner Custodian Life Assurance Ltd. As Insurance Sponsors


Flykite Productions, organisers of Naija Super 8, have announced leading insurance firm, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, as one of the sponsors of the football tournament.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Waldrum picks Ebi, Asisat, Ajibade, 20 others

Head Coach Randy Waldrum has listed European Cup winner Asisat Oshoala, dainty attacking midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade and history-making captain Onome Ebi in his list of 23 Super Falcons for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand.

Monday 22 May 2023

Ogunbote apologizes to 3SC fans


Coach Gbenga Ogunbote has tendered an apology to Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) fans, after failing to guide the team to the title play-off.

Abeokuta to host 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball Championship in June


The first edition of the 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball Championship will commence in Abeokuta from 22nd to 24th, June 2023.

Volleyball: National U18 Camp opens May 31st


Hundreds of U18 volleyball players are expected to storm Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna for the National Open U18 Boys and Girls Camp billed for 31st May to 4th June, 2023.


The Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN) has appointed seasoned sports journalist and the Deputy Editor, Sports, Nigerian Tribune, Niyi Alebiosu as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the next four years.

Friday 19 May 2023

Nottingham Forest boss charges Awoniyi to score against Arsena


Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has challenged Super Eagles forward Taiwo Awoniyi to score against Arsenal in his side's crucial Premier League game on Saturday. 

Eagles to play 10 matches to qualify for 2026 World Cup


.Africa gets nine automatic slots 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will need to play as many as 10 matches home and away to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, following the decision by FIFA to increase Africa’s quota from five to nine direct tickets.

Organisers Announce New Dates for Naija Super 8

 Flykite Productions, organisers of Naija Super 8, on Thursday announced new dates on which the two-stage inaugural edition of the football competition will be held. 

Malumfashi promises to return Katsina United to NPFL

The chairman of Katsina United Surajo Baba Malumfashi has expressed his readiness to do all it takes in bringing back the club in to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) next season, reports.  

Thursday 18 May 2023

Rivers Angels advance into Federation Cup semifinal

Eight-time Federation Cup Champions, Rivers Angels are through to the semi-final of this season's competition.

Supernovas Seeks Football Coaches to Inspire Children in Nigeria


Supernovas is inDrive’s global non-profit initiative that strives to engage children in sports by recruiting coaches who can help them build skills, confidence, and a love for the game. Sports play a vital role in shaping the lives of young people, not only as a means of staying fit, but also as a way to learn discipline, teamwork, and leadership. However, many children lack access to organized sports programs and the benefits these bring. Anna Fedorchuk, head of Supernovas, shares insights into the project, the qualities they seek in a coach, and why their work is so crucial in Nigeria.

Rangers should re-sign Aribo - Hartson


Glasgow Rangers have been urged to re-sign their former midfielder Joe Aribo from Southampton FC.

Dean Smith: Ndidi, Iheanacho 'demoralised'

Everton manager Dean Smith has said that Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as other Leicester City's players are "demoralised" after back-to-back defeats left them deep in relegation trouble, says manager Dean Smith.

Sagamu's Queen Wants More Women In Golf After Victories

Queen Hassana Adams of Lafarge Elephant Golf Club Sagamu in Ogun State relishing her recent victories in golfing events has charged women to be actively involved in the game of golf.

2023 Zenith Bank / Delta Headmasters' Cup: Owa Model, Ogedengbe Primary School clash in final Friday

Ogedegbe Primary School, Warri will square up with Owa Model Primary School, in the final match of the 2023 edition of the Zenith Bank / Delta Headmasters’ Cup Football Competition billed for Friday at the prestigious Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

AFCON U23: CAF throws away Nigeria's protest


.Affirm Guinea's qualification

The hope of Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles to play in the upcoming U-23 African Cup of Nations in Morocco has finally been dashed after their appeal failed to see the light of day.

NFF president celebrates Sani Toro, Emmanuel Okala


President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has felicitated with a two-time Secretary General of NFF, Alhaji Sani Ahmed Toro and former international goalkeeper Emmanuel Okala on their respective birthday celebrations.

Argentina 2023: Flying Eagles in Mendoza


Nigeria’s Flying Eagles arrived in the city of Mendoza on Wednesday evening, four days before their opening match of the FIFA U20 World Cup finals against the Dominican Republic.

NIS to graduate 530 at 8th convocation on May 25

. To honour Sunday Dare, Odegbami, Sir Adebutu Kessington, others  

By Taofeek Babalola

A total of 530 graduands will be taking part in the 8th convocation ceremonies of the National Institute For Sports, Surulere, Lagos on Thursday May 25th, 2023.

Monday 24 April 2023

Tottenham sack Cristian Stellini after four games


Tottenham Hotspur have sacked interim head coach Cristian Stellini after just four games in charge. The Italian took over as acting first-team manager in the wake of Antonio Conte's departure last month but oversaw a horrendous 6-1 loss to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United 'lead Chelsea in race for Victor Osimhen'


Manchester United are reportedly ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign Super Eagles and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen during this summer's transfer window.

GOtv Boxing Night 28: I'm storming Lagos for victory, boasts Apata Roro


Ibadan-based lightweight boxer, Samuel “Apata Roro” Moses, has declared that he is storming Lagos to defeat his opponent, Michael Adesodun at GOtv Boxing Night 28.

We were unlucky to lose against Plateau United, says Arikiya


By Taofeek Babalola 

Coach Abubakar Arikya said Nasarawa United were unlucky to lose in their 1-0 defeat to Plateau United in the NPFL game at the New Jos Stadium, on Sunday evening, reports. 

Ogunbote attributes 3SC good run to hard work


Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan Head Coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has attributed his team’s good run of recent in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) to hard work.

NAIJA Super 8: Organisers Laud NFF, Other Football Authorities


Flykite Productions, organisers of the recently launched NAIJA Super 8 football competition, have commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other major football stakeholders for their support.

Thursday 20 April 2023

Federation Cup: Rivers United, Enyimba clash in Uyo


.As NFF releases venues 

The Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo will host the potentially-explosive Federation Cup Round of 64 battle between CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finalists Rivers United and two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba FC on Wednesday, 26 April.

Students to get prizes at Abuja International Marathon 5km race


Only students from Nigeria secondary schools, either private or government-owned, who are 17 years or below are the only ones eligible for prizes to be awarded to winners of the 5km Student Race in the Abuja International Marathon slated for April 29, 2023.

Draw against Delta Queens excites Adaobi Okah


Rivers Angels' Adaobi Okah was full of excitement for the point gotten in Asaba as she heaped praises on her teammate, Adjei for being the heroine of the day in the last matchday of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership (NWFLP), reports.

NLO Shifts Season Kick-Off To May 3rd


The much-awaited 2023 season of the Nationwide League One (NLO) will officially kick off on Wednesday May 3rd, according to a directive from the Secretariat.

Eguma: We’ll play with new mentality and approach against Young Africans


By Taofeek Babalola                              

Rivers United Coach Stanley Eguma has said that his side will play with strong mentality and approach when they face Young Africans of Tanzania in the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation first leg tie at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Sunday.

Abongile Tom to officiate Rivers United vs Young Africans game

By Taofeek Babalola

South African referee Abongile Tom has been appointed to be in charge of the CAF Confederation Cup quarter final first leg clash between Rivers United and Young Africans of Tanzania on Sunday in Uyo.

Tuesday 11 April 2023

New Zealand 0-3 Nigeria: Ebi, Echegini, Oparanozie nets in Falcons’ victory


Super Falcons of Nigeria delivered an impressive performance to earn a morale-boosting 3-0 win over New Zealand in an international friendly game on Tuesday in Turkey ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, reports. 

OFFICIAL: Osimhen out of AC Milan clash can reports that the Super Eagles and Napoli star striker Victor Osimhen won’t join his teammates for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with AC Milan.

Igboke names Rangers’ player-of-the-month


Rangers International teenage sensational left-back, Kenneth Igboke, has scooped the club’s player-of-the-month award that comes with some financial attachments and recognition.

Arikya stays positive after away draw against Akwa United


By Taofeek Babalola

Nasarawa United caretaker Coach, Abubakar Arikya is hopeful that things will take shape in the club soon following their vital away point against Akwa United in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match day 13 fixture in Uyo, reports. 

Sunshine Stars 1-1 Rangers: It was a fair result to both sides, Says Maikaba


By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International Head Coach Abdul Maikaba has claimed that a draw was a fair result in his side’s 1-1 draw against Sunshine Stars at the Akure Township Stadium on Sunday, reports.

VIOLENT CONDUCT: Wikki Tourists Hits With Three Points, Three Goals Deduction

 .Fined ₦2.5m, ATB Stadium Banned

 Wikki Tourists became the third club in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) 2022/23 season to face points deduction for violent conduct of fans in the course of a fixture following a ruling by the league body on Tuesday.

WBF Champion 'Esepor' Returns As GOtv Boxing Night 28 Holds on 1 May


London-based Nigerian boxer and World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental featherweight champion, Taiwo "Esepor" Agbaje, will  make a ring return in Nigeria when he fights Tanzania's Twalib Tuwa at GOtv Boxing Night 28 on 1 May.

Eaglets set for final training camp in Germany


Nigeria’s U17 boys under the tutelage of FIFA Cadet World Cup-winning captain Nduka Ugbade are gearing up for a final training camp in Germany ahead of the Africa U17 Cup of Nations due in Algeria between 29 April – 19 May.

Monday 10 April 2023

Nigeria's Under 15 male team open camping in Abuja



Nigeria's Under 15 male national football team (Future Eagles) has begun camping ahead of the Dream Cup Tourney in Japan.

Zubairu eyes win against Nasarawa United


By Taofeek Babalola

Gombe United Technical Adviser, Aliyu Zubairu has said that the Savannah Scorpions are poised to pick their first away victory on the road, starting with their next game against Nasarawa United on Sunday, Sportinglens, reports. 

Abdullahi resigns as Wikki Tourists technical adviser

By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists technical Adviser Adamu Abdullahi has resigned from his position a month after his appointment, reports. 

Fatai Osho quits Rivers United as Chief Coach


By Taofeek Babalola

Coach Fatai Osho has parted company with Rivers United as Chief Coach after two years.

Friday 7 April 2023

Shaibu Urges Full Implementation of Edo State Sports Commission Law In LGs


Edo State Government has taken a positive step towards the implementation of the law establishing the Edo State Sports Commission in the 18 Local Government Council Areas.  Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu said it will encourage the development of sports at the grassroots. Shaibu therefore directed the concerned stakeholders to spring into action.

Bendel Insurance Host Kwara United in Week13 fixture


The Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Group A leaders Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin  look to extend their lead in the group of giants as they fine-tune preparations to host Kwara United on Saturday, in the Week 13 fixture.

Ebiede on the path to recovery as Rivers State Govt take responsibility for his rehabilitation


Former Nigeria International, Emmanuel Ebiede has expressed gratitude to Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Barr. Chris Green following the swift action taken following his recent health challenges.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: Super Falcons edge Haiti 2-1


Two goals, one in each half, steered nine-time African champions Super Falcons past Haiti’s senior women national team in an international friendly in Antalya, Turkey on Friday.

Remo Stars GM Adams: I didn't assault referee Ukah


Remo Stars General Manager, Ekene Abubakar Adams has denied the allegation that he assaulted match referee Ndubuisi Ukah from Imo State during the botched NPFL home game between Remo Stars and Gombe United, that he earned a ban from the Interim Management Company (IMC).