Saturday, 4 April 2015
Chuba Akpom, on loan from Arsenal, made his Nottingham Forest debut at home yesterdayday against Wolves.
Akpom’s father is Nigerian. Another player with a Nigerian father, Carl Ikeme, could also feature in this match as he has recovered from a foot injury, which has sidelined him for some weeks.
Ikeme was in action for Wolves in an indoor game to test his fitness and he is in the squad for the
That Nigerian sporting scene has been docile, and lacking in activities for a long while is an understatement. Activities in most sports federations have almost grounded to a halt since the inauguration of their various boards, nearly two years ago.
One of the things Nigerians looked forward to from these federations was the rebuilding of structures, which have been in ruins. But surprisingly, processes have not been seen being initiated. Could those
Some players of the Nigeria Professional Football League side, Warri Wolves, have cried out over their unpaid salaries.
Some of the players who spoke to League Rendezvous on the condition of anonymity said the club currently owed them three months’ salaries. “We have been finding it difficult to cope with the situation,” one of the players said.
“Some of us have been borrowing money to survive, they have forgotten that we also
Reigning African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala arrived in the Nigeria camp in Abuja on Friday night ahead of next weekend’s All Africa Games (AAG) qualifier against Mali.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons drew 1-1 with the Malians in the first leg of their AAG qualifier two weeks ago in Bamako.
Oshoala who missed the first leg is now set to do business against the Malians in the second leg on
Imagine a match against a team called Kukuruku Dragons?
Well, Kukuruku Dragons, will be amongst the contestants when the state finals of the 2015 Federation Cup takes centrestage across the country on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5.
That is the nature of knockout competition which brings out unfamiliar teams all parts of the
The ITTF World Tour, Lagos Open, ended penultimate weekend and like other editions since it began in 2013, no Nigerian table tennis player won in any of the major categories. Granted that ITTF 2014 player of the year, Aruna Quadri, got to the final of the men’s singles after dispatching compatriot, Ojo Onaolapo, in the semifinal before losing to
Coach of newly-formed Ikorodu United of Lagos, Peter Nieketien, gives reasons for joining the club in an exclusive interview with League Rendezvous. The former Nigeria international also highlights the plans and ambitions of the club in the near future. Excerpts…
What motivated you to join Ikorodu United?
Seriously, the club is an ambitious one that really wants to change the face of Nigerian league. I really want to make a statement and hopefully we can achieve that with
Former Super Eagles captain and defender Joseph Yobo has welcomed a bouncing baby, Jayden with wife, Adaeze.
His wife took to Instagram to reveal the good news by posting a photo of the ex-Nigerian international in a maternity gown.
"It's a boy," Joseph Yobo inscribed on the maternity dress along with the time of
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has backed league champions, Kano Pillars, to the scale the mountain of a four-goal deficit in this weekend’s CAF Champions League first round.
Pillars welcome Moghreb Athletic Tetouane of Morocco, seeking to reverse a 4-0 result from the first leg and reach the second round of the competition.
“Pillars have the players, the following and the support of the Government of that state to
Head coach of the Golden Eaglets, Emmanuel Amuneke, has said his team will produce their best football at the U-17 World Cup in Chile later this year.
The Nigerian team will travel for the tournament as one of the favourites, even though they finished in fourth place at the African Championship in Niger.
Amuneke argued that the Eaglets have always performed better on the global stage and it
Daniel Akpeyi has admitted that he is still miles away from Super Eagles first choice goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.
The Warri Wolves stopper, was called into the senior national team last week, after Enyeama pulled out of the South Africa friendly with back injury.
Akpeyi pulled off a couple of fine saves, to ensure the Eagles remained in the
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has suspended the Anambra State Federation Cup final, until the leadership crisis in the state is resolved.
This development comes few days after the NFF directed all the 36 Football Associations, to play the final of their Federation Cup this weekend, so it does not disrupt the calender for
Thursday, 2 April 2015
National U-23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia is expected to announce the names of foreign based players that will be part of the team against Zambia today, according to a reliable source in the team’s Abuja camp.
The team will be facing Zambia on April 11 in Lusaka in the return leg match of the 2015 All Africa Games qualifier having played a goalless draw at the Abuja National Stadium last
Flying Eagles captain Musa Mohammed has expressed happiness at his invitation to the National U-23 Eagles team even as he promised to help the Samson Siasia led side beat Zambia in the final round of All Africa Games qualifier on April 11 in Lusaka.
Musa is one of the five players drafted into the Dream Team Six squad by
Flying Eagles forward Chidera Ezeh has spoken of his readiness to feature for the first team of former European champions, FC Porto. The Nigerian star will have to wait till October at least to make full debut.
The 17-year old can’t feature for the FC Porto’s first team as he’s yet to clock 18, but has
Russian-born Melissa lands in Egypt
Nigeria’s dominance of junior tennis in the West and Central Africa Zone continued yesterday (Wednesday) as the country won three gold medals in the on-going ITF/CAT U-14 and U-16 Championship at the Stade Ominsports in Lome, Togo. Oyinlomo Quadri, who is the zone’s top ranked player in the girls’ U-12, justified her rating by beating