Saturday, 4 April 2015


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will sell Nigeria international Victor Moses in the summer to allow him buy Raphael Varane.
 The Nigeria international is currently at Stoke City on a season-long loan deal and this may be the


Stephen Keshi has made a last-ditch attempt to save his job through his agent and brother Emmanuel Ado, who has insisted the coach is willing to work with the NFF president while also apologising on behalf of Keshi for the failure to qualify Nigeria to the 2015 AFCON.


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


Former Nigeria youth international Macaulay Chrisantus was the hero of AEK Athens as he scored a brace in a 3-0 spanking of AOT Alimos in a Greek second division game.
 AEK Athens remain top of the league table with 65 points from 24 games.
 The former Sivasspor of Turkey forward opened the scoring for his side in the 10th minute and


Nigeria forward Moses Simon is one of five players nominated for the prestigious Ebony Award for the best African player in Belgium this season.
 'Daddy' Simon, 19, has made an immediate impact in the Belgian top flight after he scored six goals in


Nigeria born sprinter, Francis Obikwelu tells Complete Sports’ TUNDE KOIKI in this exclusive interview why he took up Portugese nationality. He also reveals plans to to help Nigerian athletes reach their career heights. Enjoy excerpts…
Sports planet: It’s nice meeting you, Francis.
Francis Obikwelu: It’s my pleasure.

NBBF leading by example

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

Warri Wolves players cry out over unpaid salaries

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

In-Form Oshoala set to make a difference

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

Debutants make Federation Cup history

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

Ighalo hits 18th goal, rescues point for Watford

Nigeria international striker, Odion Ighalo scored for English Championship club, Watford in the 2-2 draw with Derby County on Friday night.
Ighalo finished crisply with the outside of his right foot past the Derby goalkeeper, Lee Grant in the

ITTF Lagos Open: No Nigerian table tennis player won in any of the major categories

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

Ikorodu United will change Nigerian league – Nieketien

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

Easter gift: Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo welcomes baby number 2 (see lovely pics)

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

NFF backs Kano Pillars to progress in CAF Champions League

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

Amuneke vows Golden Eaglets will be at their best in Chile

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

NFF denies Nike deal

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has insisted that it has not agreed a deal with Nike, to kit the country’s national teams.
On Friday, there were a lot of stories making the rounds, suggesting that the NFF has entered into an agreement with the US-based sportswear company, to supply kits and

I’m still learning from Enyeama – Akpeyi

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

NFF suspends Federation Cup final in Anambra State

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

Siasia Names Oversea Based Players For Zambia Clash

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

DONE DEAL: Bulbwa finally Signs Four Year Esperance Deal

Flying Eagles forward, Bernard Bulbwa has been graciously rewarded for his wonder goal against Senegal in the AYC final with a four year deal at Tunisian side, Esperance.
Bulbwa who plays his club football with little known Nigeria amateur side Waters FC, signed

U-23 Eagles Invitation Excites Musa

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

Chidera Eze: I’m Ready For Porto Challenge

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

Keshi: I Have No Problem With NFF

Out of contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he has no issues with any member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The media has been awash with reports suggesting that the (NFF) agreed to give Keshi a

Minnows shock Warri Wolves in Delta FA Cup

The 16th edition of the Delta State Federations Cup has recorded a major upset, as Glo Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, was sent packing by an unknown first timer, God’s Time FC, in the semifinal.
The match, which took place at Ughelli Township Stadium ended 5-4 after

Nigeria leads in ITF/CAT tourney in Togo

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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

Musa, Awoniyi, Alampasu join U-23 Eagles

Flying Eagles captain, Musa Mohammed, on Wednesday arrived at the Abuja camp of the U-23 Eagles ahead of the second leg of the All Africa Games qualifier against Zambia billed for April 11, in Lusaka.

The team’s media officer, Timi Ebikagboro, informed New Telegraph that, “Mohammed was

Abolaji targets glory in Mauritius

One of the star athletes for Team Nigeria at the last African Junior Athletics Championship in Ethiopia, Omotayo Abolaji, has set her sights on winning gold at the African Youth Athletics Championship in Mauritius. Abolaji was part of the 4×100 metres relay team that

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