Thursday, November 7, 2013

FIFA U17 World Cup: Awoniyi pays tribute to Eaglets Captain

Striker Taiwo Awoniyi has identified teammate and captain, Musa
Muhammed as one of the factors behind Golden Eaglets' sterling

FIFA U17 WORLD CUP ‘Winning will be my greatest achievement' - Manu

He has already won the world Cup as an assistant coach in 2007 but
Golden Eaglets' Head Coach, Manu Garba (MFR), said here that winningthe trophy on Friday would be his greatest achievement ever."There is an extra motivation for me to win this trophy and it wouldbe my greatest honour yet because in 2007 I was an assistant whenNigeria won this trophy," Manu said at the lobby of Abu Dhabi Hotelbefore heading for his last pre-match press conference at this 2013UAE U-17 World Cup.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

"Aderonke Ogunleye is competent and responsible" - Oluwashina Okeleji

Mr Oluwashina Okeleji a sports journalist working as an African correspondent with BBC Sports has endorsed Aderonke Ogunleye also a sports journalist as competent and responsible.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Aderonke Ogunleye experience with the Editor of a Cyber Terrorist

Ifeanyi Abanum Cyber Terrorist

My name is Aderonke Ogunleye, I am a Professional Journalist working with Premium Times Nigeria, I am a Change Agent and also a student pursuing her third degree in Peace studies and Conflicts resolution at one of the universities in Nigeria.

I am going to be as explicit as possible in this article

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nigeria will beat Ethiopia again

After steering the Super Eagles to a moral-boosting 2-1 win over the Walya Antelopes in Addis Ababa on October 13, Coach Stephen Keshi has predicted that the Ethiopians will be beaten again in the second leg holding November 16 in Calabar.

The African champions have one foot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, courtesy of two strikes by Fenerbahce striker, Emmanuel Emenike and speaking yesterday, Keshi said he was relieved that his team achieved their target in Addis Ababa."It was a good thing that we got the victory, which we so much wanted in Addis Ababa.

The boys played well and I thank God that their labour did not go in vain.It was a sweet victory for us and I thank the team for making this dream a reality", said Keshi, who added that efforts were now on to ensure that the Eagles complete the job of beating Ethiopia in the reverse fixture on November 16, and with it book their ticket to Brazil 2014.

"Now that we have beaten them in their backyard, we have to ensure that we make it a double victory by defeating them in Calabar. With the way we are progressing, I believe that Ethiopia will again and our qualification to the World Cup would be guaranteed", said the former Mali and Togo manager.

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Baritobe laughs off 15 years Ban by the NFF

Mr Baribote was handed a 15-year ban from all football-related activitiesDeposed chairman of the Nigeria Premier League, Victor Baribote, has described as laughable the 15-year ban slammed on him by the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Eagles will qualify for world cup in style - Nsofor

Obinna Nsofor has promised Nigeria will qualify for the 2014 World Cup in fine style next month. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

World Cup 2014 Qualifier: Ethiopians injured Nosa Igiebor

The Super Eagles and the Nigerian delegation led by NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari returned to the country early Monday morning at about 4:30am with tales of ill-treatment from Ethiopian fans in the 2-1 win over the Walyan Antelopes on Sunday.

It would be recalled that on arrival, the Eagles were given a bus infested with coackroaches but the team took it in its stride. When it was time for training, the police team attached to the team deliberately took routes that are traffic-jammed, yet the team refused to be intimidated.

Matters came to a head on match day, when all manner of soft drink bottles were hauled at Nigerian players and supporters, when the Ethiopians thought that they had scored an opener in the first half. Television replays later showed that Godfrey Oboabona cleared the ball off the line.

It did not end there, when the Nigerian team was returning to its Saro Maria hotel abode after the game, some fans laid ambush and started hauling stones at the team’s bus. One of the heavy stones shattered the rear windscreen of the bus, sending all inside the bus scampering for safety. With all taking cover. Real Betis star, Nosa Igiebor was the unlucky one as the stone slashed his right palm leading to profuse bleeding that was immediately attended to by team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran.

NFF Vice President, Chief Mike Umeh, said the matter has been reported to the FIFA Security team at the match venue and he hopes action will be taken. The Ethiopian Police were also intimated with the ordeal of the Nigerian delegation by Eagles CSO, ACP Baba Abubakar, even as the NFF has promised that it will give the Ethiopians the best of hospitality when they come to Nigeria in November for the return leg.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tunisia flirts with FIFA ban

Tunisia face the prospect of a FIFA ban after sports minister Tarek Dhiab allegedly asked Zurich to dissolve the Tunisia Football Federation.

Japan Women 2–0 Nigeria Women: Nadeshiko clip Super Falcons wings again

Nigeria Super Falcons
 The six-time African champions saw their wings clipped again in the second of a two-legged friendly played on Thursday against the world champions.

Football: Bulgarian Player suspended over Anti-doping test

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Bulgarian international footballer for an initial period of 30 days follow

Nigeria Premier League Club, Crown FC opens camp

Chairman of the Glo Nigeria premier league new entrant  Crown Fc of  ogbomoso  Alhaji noah Bello has welcome the returning players of the club.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Uganda drop Afcon hosting bid plans

Uganda has abandoned bidding plans for the 2019 and 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

The FA’s Vice President –in-charge of the league and chairman of the technical committee, Mujib Kasule told that they have abandoned plans to bid because of lack of readiness.

Suarez is victim of 'jealous' rivals, claims Uruguay chief

Suarez is victim of 'jealous' rivals, claims Uruguay chief

Luis Suarez has fallen victim to "jealous" rivals while playing for Liverpool and Uruguay, according to the president of his country's Football Association, Sebastian Bauza

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NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee to meet on Friday in Abuja

NFF Organising and Disciplinary Committee to meet on Friday
Nduka Irabor
The Disciplinary Committee will sit on Friday to resolves all outstanding issues in the Premier League

The Organising and Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will meet on Friday to take a hard look at the petitions and decisions taken by the League Management Company.

Messi Humiliated Guardiola

'Messi defied Guardiola in front of Barcelona team-mates'
The Argentine star "humiliated" the former Barca boss in front of the whole squad, according to ex-New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe

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Monday, September 16, 2013

World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria and Ethiopia Competition history so far gives a detailed recap of previous clashes between 2014 World Cup rivals Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Altogether, both teams have met seven times with Nigeria winning five of these matches.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Super Eagles media officer buries father in October

Pa Alaiya For Burial October 26

The Alaiya family of Ososo, Akoko Edo Local Government area of Edo State has announced burial programme for the late Head of the family, Pa Moses Jemila Alaiya, who died on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the age of 72.

Keshi, Mikel Dispel Injury Feigning Theory

Super Eagles boss, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi and Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi, have openly lampooned insinuations in some quarters that Mikel feigned injury to avoid playing in the 4-1 friendly win against Burkina Faso last Tuesday in Kaduna.

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Esperance made it to the Semifinals

Ndjeng Joseph Yannick of EsperanceEsperance became the first side to book their place in the semifinals of the CAF Champions League when they defeated Recreativo do Libolo 3-2 at the Stade Olympique de Rades on Saturday night.

Yannick Ndjeng scored twice for the Tunisian side and Oussama Darragi added the third, while Rúben Gouveia replied with his own double for the visitors.

Ndjeng opened the scoring in the 4th minute to hand his side a 1-0 lead going into the break, but the Angolans were back on level terms soon after the restart as Ruben netted his first goal of the night.

Darragi put the home side ahead for the second time in the 53rd minute, but Ruben responded at the other end two minutes later as Recreativo tried to earn a valuable point away from home.But it wasn’t to be as Ndjeng completed his brace late in the game to ensure that his side walked away with all points on offer.

Esperance remain in top spot in Group B with 12 points, five ahead of second-placed Coton Sport, who will face Sewe Sport in Abidjan on Sunday.



Ameobi is a good character to have in the Team - Keshi

The Super eagles coach Stephen keshi has rated the newly invited player, Shola Ameobi higher after his debut for the national team in calabar against , Malawi in a world cup qualifying match and has also boasted that his team is not afraid to play any team after the final Leg of the world cup qualifier.

Floyd Mayweather defeated Saul Alvarez

American Floyd Mayweather produced a masterclass as he outboxed Saul Canelo Alvarez to take the Mexican's WBA and WBC super welterweight titles by majority decision in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I almost joined Arsenal in 2000 - Etoo Fils

The Chelsea striker has revealed he was on the verge of signing for Arsene Wenger before making his move to Mallorca permanent, with Luis Aragones key to the decision.

New Chelsea signing Samuel Eto'o has claimed he was on the verge of joining Arsenal earlier in his career.

My Best is Yet to Come - Ideye

Brown Ideye has told his best is yet to come despite his brace against Burkina Faso in a friendly in Kaduna.

He said he is delighted with the goals as he was sure his goals will come for the Super Eagles.

Kayode Transfer Saga, Ogunjobi has been vindicated

Taiwo Ogunjobi has said he has been cleared of any blames over the future of Olanrewaju Kayode after FIFA stated the player has a contract with Asec.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Anichebe: Osaze thought me about West Brom

West Brom new boy Victor Anichebe has said ‘The Baggies’ outcast Osaze Odemwingie convinced him to make his big-money switch from Everton

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Super Eagles Ahmed Musa was robbed

Nigerian Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa was robbed.

The super eagles player presently in camp told that his house in Jos was burgled overnight by unknown armed men numbering 11 and he said they went away with valuables in the house.

Ronaldo slams Ozil's £42.5m Arsenal move

Connection: Ronaldo (right) and Ozil celebrate scoring the Champions League in 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared his anger at Mesut Ozil’s departure to Arsenal.

Germany playmaker Ozil was a deadline-day record signing for the Gunners at £42.5million, with Ronaldo becoming the latest Real Madrid star to express his frustration at the move.

Kano Pillars Tops Nigerian League

Rabiu Ali was again Kano Pillars hero as his strike beat Akwa United in a rescheduled Week 23 tie to take them back to the top of the table. 

I don't know about Sunday Mba's transfer -Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has spoken for the first time on the stories making the rounds that he had a part to play in the stalled transfer of Sunday Mba to french second division side CA Bastia.
"I have absolutely no idea what this is all about. My attention was called to the story and I am as baffled by the insinuations of it all." 

FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier: Enyeama, Onazi Promise Victory Against Malawi

Super Eagles stand in skipper, Vincent Enyeama, was in jolly mood as the team held its media parley with the national team on Wednesday morning, declaring that he was not in competition with any of the goalies for the number one shirt of the national team.

FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier: Malawi delegation arrives Thursday

The delegation of Football Association of Malawi to Saturday’s 2014
FIFA World Cup qualifying match against African champions, Nigeria
will land in Abuja on Thursday morning. The contingent will arrive
from Accra, Ghana.

FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier: Calabar is very safe – Maigari

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has
insisted that the city of Calabar, capital of Cross River State is
indeed very safe, and has always been very safe, for international
matches of all the various National Teams.

Top 5 Nigeria Football player transfer

This is how the players were rated.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sunday Mba's SLAVE DEAL cancelled, back to Nigerian League

Nigeria international Sunday Mba did not sign with French second division side CA Bastia because they offered him a “slave deal”. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Official: AC Milan sign Kaka

Official: AC Milan sign Kaka

The Serie A giants have confirmed that they have reached an agreement with the attacking midfielder over a two-year deal

AC Milan have announced on their official website that they have secured the services of Kaka from Real Madrid

Victor Moses excited to join Liverpool

Victor Moses excited to join Liverpool
Victor Moses unveiled in Anfield
The Nigeria international has left Stamford Bridge for Anfield Road on a year-long loan deal after falling down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s squad
New Liverpool signee Victor Moses has expressed excitement at joining up with the Reds on transfer deadline day.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Michael Essen loses Dad

Ghana and Chelsea FC midfielder lost his dad today.

African Football: Sunday African Football Star Watch

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s African Stars Watch on

It is a busy day action for our African stars in Europe before they fly back home to play for their respective national team ah

Premiership: Liverpool and Arsenal won Derby at home

Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur's wings in the north London derby.New United manager David Moyes was without Wayne Rooney due to a head injury that looks set to rule him out of England's World Cup qualifiers and in his absence, the Scot's poor record at Anfield continued.

Nigerian Ajayi Shone at Arsenal Trials

Nigeria U20 defender Oluwasemilogo Ajayi shone like a million stars for Arsenal U21 team in a friendly against Blackburn Rovers.

Liverpool thrashed Manchester united in Anfield as they sign Victor Moses on Loan

Daniel Sturridge's goal earned Liverpool victory over Manchester United to continue their 100% start to the season, their best for 19 years.

The hosts began at a blistering rate and Sturridge stooped to turn in from a corner after four minutes.United, who lost the injured Phil Jones in the first half, were disjointed but

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Basketball star Lamar Odom, arrested

Basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley Freeway.

24 FIFA-Badged Referees Pass 2013 Fitness Test

All 24 FIFA-badged referees who participated in the 2013 FIFA fitness test for vario

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mourinho and Guardiola renew rivalry

Coaches Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will renew their rivalry on Friday as Europa League champions Chelsea face Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the Uefa Super Cup in Prague.

Guardiola's Barcelona and Mourinho's Real Madrid competed in some heated encounters for two seasons, but the new Bayern coach played down the rivalry.

Al Ahly, Leopards in crucial battle

Either Al Ahly or AC Leopards could take a major step towards qualification for the semifinals of the CAF Champions League with victory in their group A encounter in Gouna on Saturday evening.

Both sides have gathered four points from three fixtures and sit three points behind group leaders Orlando Pirates who face Zamelek at the same stadium a day later.

UEFA keen to avoid UCL confusion


Clubs banned from European competition over match-fixing may have their suspension deferred for a season in the future to avoid the confusion which has marked this year's Champions League qualifying competition.

Keshi lists Enyeama, 22 others for Malawi

The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has accepted a list of 23 players submitted by Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, for next week’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Malawi in Calabar.

Schalke complete Kevin-Prince signing

Champions League competitors Schalke 04 have signed AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on a four-year deal after the Ghana international passed his medical at the German club on Friday.

Okagbare Fails to Win Diamond League Prize

Blessing Okagbare last night at the Letzigrund stadion in Zurich, Switzerland, failed to jump into history book as the first Nigerian to win the IAAF Diamond League trophy and the accompanying $40,000 cash prize.

Pardew: Eagles Call-up Has Lifted Ameobi's Game

Alan Pardew believes Nigeria call has done Shola Ameobi world of good.

The Newcastle United stiker scored his 77th goal for the club in Wednesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Morecambe.

Ameobi, a second-half substitute, broke the deadlock six minutes before time.
And his young sibling Sammy put the game beyond Morecambe in injury time with only his second goal for the club.

Kaka Ready to leave Real Madrid

Real Madrid star begs for Milan move

Kaka has launched a sensational ‘come and get me’ plea to Milan. “I want to leave” Real Madrid by Monday.

Taye Taiwo Set to Stage Grassroots League in Lagos

Out of favour Super Eagles left back Taye Taiwo plans to stage an annual mini football tournament in the Egbeda/Idimu suburb of Lagos, Complete Sports have been informed.

Tsonga splits with coach Rasheed

French No 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has split with Australian coach Roger Rasheed after just a year together.

10 reasons why football is better than sex

Men's obsessive love of football can both baffle and enrage wives, girlfriends and women across the country.

Their adoration of the beautiful game has led some to believe they may even prefer it to sex.

New Hawks coach Budenholzer arrested on DUI charge

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has apologized for his arrest on a driving under the influence of alcohol charge.

According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol, Budenholzer was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Atlanta for not having working taillights. Trooper J. Nelms said Budenholzer had bloodshot and watery eyes "and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."

Torres, Mata left out of Spain squad

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has omitted Chelsea forwards Fernando Torres and Juan Mata from his squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Finland and a friendly with Chile.

Transfer system is robbery - Platini

Uefa president Michel Platini described the current soccer transfer system as robbery on Friday and said he would like to see it revamped.

Platini blasts goal-line technology

The use of goal-line technology has opened a Pandora's box in football and encouraged demands for other forms of electronic aids to be used, Uefa president Michel Platini said on Friday.

No automatic shirts for home-based Eagles against Malawi, says Keshi

The national team coach is making final arrangements for the camping of the squad ahead of their crunch qualifier against Malawi in Calabar next month
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was in Abuja on Thursday to finalize the arrangements for the Super Eagles’ crunch 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Flames of Malawi on September 7th in Calabar.

Bayelsa United top Nigerian football league

Bayelsa United have moved to the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League after a remarkable goalless draw at Sunshine Stars in Akure on Thursday.

Nigeria National League: Teams set for photo finish

The participating teams in the Nigeria National League (second division) will need to fight till the last match to know if they will pick promotion or demotion tickets to play either in the lucrative Premier League or the amateur ranks next season.

Kanu Heart Foundation to raise N3bn for specialist hospital

The Kanu Heart Foundation has disclosed that it is working in partnership with Ecobank to gather funds for the realisation of a N5 billion cardiac specialist hospital project.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fernabahce suspension: Emenike, Yobo out of Europe till 2015

Emenike was Nigeria’s highest goal scorer at the Nations Cup.  

After a celebrated move back to Turkey to rejoin Istanbul giants Fenerbahce, Emmanuel Emenike’s mega million move may have turned sour as he is now to miss out on top European action for the next two seasons.

Winners and Losers of the Champions League draw

The Champions League is undoubtedly the most prestigious club trophy in football - a competition that in order to conquer requires a lot of skill, but also a fair degree of luck.

A modest Champions League group goes a long way to paving the path to glory, which is why every club who were in the hat for Thursday's 2013-14 group stage draw will have been watching on nervously.

Below we take a look at who were the big winners and losers in Monte Carlo.

Super Eagles Chibuzor Okonkwo Off to Libya

Super Eagles and Enugu Rangers defender Chibuzor Okonkwo is the latest player to quit the Glo Nigeria Premier League for ‘greener’ pastures in the Libyan League has confirmed.

Chelsea sign Eto'o from Anzhi

Chelsea sign Eto'o from Anzhi

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of striker Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala on a one-year deal.

Balotelli: Comparing me to Ibra is a compliment to him!

Balotelli: Comparing me to Ibra is a compliment to him!

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has claimed that comparisons between him and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are complimentary to the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Gervinho hits out at Wenger

New Roma striker, Gervinho, has hit out at Arsene Wenger’s claims that the Ivoirian international was unsuccessful at the Emirates.
The hit-man only found the back of the net nine times in his two year stint with the Gunners, which resulted in the Arsenal head coach labelling Gervinho’s tenure as ‘unsuccessful’.

Gervinho hits out at Wenger

New Roma striker, Gervinho, has hit out at Arsene Wenger’s claims that the Ivoirian international was unsuccessful at the Emirates.
The hit-man only found the back of the net nine times in his two year stint with the Gunners, which resulted in the Arsenal head coach labelling Gervinho’s tenure as ‘unsuccessful’.

Izu Azuka completes Turkey move

Izu Azuka completed his switch to Turkish club Kahramanmaraşspor on Wednesday after he passed the routine medical on arrival. 

He signed a year’s loan deal with the Turkish second division club. 

Hull City target Anichebe

Hull City boss Steve Bruce wants to sign Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe to strengthen his attack before the transfer window closes.
But it remains unclear as to whether Everton would be willing to see the gifted 25-year-old depart. 

Venus Williams loses in 2nd round at US Open

Venus Williams loses in 2nd round at US Open
Venus Williams had a backhand volley into the open court for match point.
She stumbled as she stepped into the shot, and the ball bashed into the net. The 33-year-old American stood up slowly and grimaced. After more than three hours, she didn't have one more point left.

Tiger Woods back in Boston, says he is fine

Tiger Woods back in Boston
The question was inevitable and the answer was predictable. Tiger Woods says his back is fine.
Woods played in the pro-am Thursday morning at the Deutsche Bank Championship and appeared to be swinging freely. The last image of Woods on a golf course looked much worse. Four days ago, he dropped to his knees after a back spasm during the final round of The Barclays, where he finished one shot behind Adam Scott.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nigeria Sports Minister to Supervise Youth development Ministry

The Nigerian sports minister, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi has been mandated by the president to supervise the Ministry of Youth development.

After the Federal Executive Council meeting which held in Abuja on Wednesday afternoon, the Sports Minister who happens to be a former minister of the youth development ministry has been ordered to act as the 'Supervising Minister of Youth Development' becuase the President sacked the former Youth Development last week.

The new development was confirmed by a special adviser to the Sports Minister, Mr. Ohimai Amaizer via his twitter handle.

He said 'Congratulations to who has just been appointed Supervising Minister of Youth Development alongside his current portfolio'

Bolaji Abdullahi took over the Sports ministry in the year 2012 few months to the commencement of London 2012 olympics

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Surprise birthday cake for Nigeria's Sports Minister

The Nigeria's Federal Minister of Sport, Bolaji Abdullah recently clocked 44 years old and his Special assistants presented him with a Chelsea FC surprise cake.

Nigeria Sports Minister

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone successful foot surgery

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone successful surgery on a foot injury, the club have confirmed.

FIFA 2013 U17 World Cup: NFF Submits list of players

Manu finally locks Golden Eaglets' camp
....As NFF submits provisional team list to FIFA

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sent a provisional team list
of 35 Golden Eaglets to the world soccer governing body, FIFA ahead of
the 2013 Under-17 World Cup to be hosted in the United Arab Emirates
between October 17 and November 8.


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