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). 

Thursday 6 April 2023

Smiles better! Lampard leads Chelsea first training


Frank Lampard has been seen leading Chelsea training for the first time since returning to the club as caretaker boss, with the majority of players looking pleased to see the returning manager.

TOO MUCH MONEY! Mourinho offered £100m to manage Saudi Arabia

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been offered a contract worth over £100m to manage the Saudi Arabia national side.

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops to 40th in the world, 6th in Africa


Nigeria's Super Eagles have dropped five places to become 40th in the world and 6th in Africa in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

Shooting Stars vs Remo Stars: 3SC Chairman Urges Fans toTroop Out En mass


.Insists Top 3 Finish Still Realistic

The Executive Chairman of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Honourable Babatunde Olaniyan, has charged the fans of the club to troop out in their large numbers to cheer the team to victory in the Matchday 13 fixture against visiting Remo Stars of Ikenne.



Babangida, Peterside set to mentor young players

. Winners to get N12m, training tour in Spain

Ex-internationals Tijani Babangida and Idah Peterside will serve as “in-house” coaches/mentors for the young players in the new football scouting reality TV show “Last Team Standing”.

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Sikiru Alimi unconcerned by goal drought


By Taofeek Babalola

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan forward, Sikiru Alimi, has said that his goal drought for his club is nothing to worry about and insists that the overall success of the team remains his ultimate goal.

Ekiti FA to Hold Inagural Women's Football Symposium


By Tosin Popoola

The Ekiti State Football Association has resolved to organize a symposium for Ekiti Women in Football with members cutting across all the 16 local governments of the state.

The rise of Samuel Chukwueze continues


After finishing as a finalist for LaLiga Santander’s March Player of the Month award, Villarreal CF forward Samuel Chukwueze kept up his brilliant run of form in his first game of April, leading his side towards a 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad.

Super 6: No NPFL Club Will Get Undue Venue Advantage - IMC

The Chairman of Interim Management Committee, Gbenga Elegbeleye has said that no team participating in the Super Six will get undue home advantage over other clubs.

NNL Spells Out Relegation and Promotion Modules


Nigeria National League has reiterated the terms and conditions for promotion and demotion of clubs in the current season.

2025 AFCON: CAF Visits Nigeria for Inspection of Stadiums and Facilities


Nigeria’s joint bid for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations came under the spotlight over the weekend as the Nigeria FA received a delegation of CAF’s Inspection Team.

Monday 3 April 2023

PARA TABLE TENNIS: Akingbemisilu, several other players make new ITTF rankings

2023 ITTF Masters Para Open silver medalist Bolawa Akingbemisilu is leading the group of Nigerian players now making waves on the ranking released by the world table tennis ruling body.

Nike unveils Super Falcons kits for FIFA Women's World Cup


Nigeria national team kit manufacturer Nike has unveiled the official home and away jersey of Super Falcons ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup slated slated to hold in Australia and New Zealand, understands.

Adamu sees positive signs in victory over Dakkada


By Taofeek Babalola

Wikki Tourists Coach Abdullahi Adamu has said that his players are beginning to adhere to his style of football following their 3-1 win over Dakkada in the match day 12 fixture in Bauchi on Sunday, reports. 

Zubairu: Remo Stars’ game was tough


By Taofeek Babalola

Gombe United Coach Aliyu Zubairu has admitted that it was a tough encounter playing with 10-man Remo Stars in the week 12 fixture of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) in Ikenne, Ogun state.

Maikaba blames team for result against Lobi Stars


By Taofeek Babalola

Rangers International Technical Adviser Abdul Maikaba has blamed his boys missed chances for their 1-1 draw against Lobi Stars in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match day 12 Group B fixture in Awka, Sunday, reports.