Saturday, 25 April 2015

Obi Mikel enjoys bicycle ride with girlfriend

Super Eagles midfielder John Obi seems to be enjoying his injury-free self as he enjoys a bicycle ride with his Russian girlfriend Olga Diyachenko.
Olga who is reportedly engaged to the Chelsea midfielder took to her Instagram to post a photo of both of them enjoying a bicycle ride together.
"Swim, jog, cycle... We are so triathlon ready!," she wrote alongside the photo.
Olga Diyachencko reportedly met Mikel in London where her millionaire father runs a chain of businesses.
She is also reportedly related to Chelsea's Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich.
She took Mikel to a family dinner where the Nigerian footballer met is future in-laws.

Ighalo's Watford gain promotion to Premier League

Eight years after they were relegated, Watford are back in the English Premier League.
The London team beat Brighton 2-0 on Saturday, while their close rivals faltered, handing Watford a return to the top flight.
Norwich drew 1-1 with Rotherham, while Middlesbrough who are in third place, were beaten 4-3 in a thrilling game against Fulham.
Watford can even be named winners of the Championship on Monday, if second-placed Bournemouth lose to Bolton.
Nigeria international Odion Ighalo, has been at the heart of the club’s promotion, scoring 20 goals this season.

Duhu retains FA chairmanship seat in Adamawa State

Elections into the Board of the Adamawa State Football Association was conducted on Saturday in Yola, with the sitting Chairman, Alhaji Musa A. Duhu retaining his seat by scoring 21 votes, as against one for his challenger, Mr. Shekarau Bala.
Chairman of the State FA Elections Monitoring Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau disclosed

Kehinde Boosts Hapoel's Promotion Hopes

Hapoel Afula's promotion bid got a boost after their 4-2 win over Maccabi Yavne thanks to a hat-trick from their Nigerian forward, Olarenwaju Kehinde.
On loan from Maccabi Tel Aviv, the power playing forward scored his first from the spot in the 63rd minute to draw his team level before putting them 2-1 up

Mourinho Gives Solanke Hope for Arsenal Match

Anglo-Nigerian forward Dominic Solanke might be involved in the London Derby between Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium, if words from Blues manager Jose Mourinho should be believed.
The former Real Madrid, FC Porto and Inter Milan gaffer confirmed that


Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will fly out to Germany on Wednesday for a final training camp prior to the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
NFF general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed that a team of 30 players and 10 officials will depart for Germany aboard a Lufthansa Airline flight from Abuja on Wednesday.
“The boys will arrive in Germany on Thursday, April 30, and be able to train for

Sokari features as Flying Eagles beat Abuja FC 4-1

Enyimba star Kingsley Sokari was a second half substitute as Nigeria’s Flying Eagles trounced Abuja Football College 4-1 in a test game at the Abuja National Stadium on Friday to prepare them for next month’s U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Sokari was the last player to join the Flying Eagles training camp in Abuja and with just minutes to

BOBBY CLEMENT to make debut after NFF clearance

Striker Bobby Clement is expected to make his long-awaited Enugu Rangers debut at home against El Kanemi on Sunday.
This followed the issuance of his clearance by the NFF from Heartland, who have insisted the former Shooting Striker still has a contract with them.Big striker Clement is a direct replacement for

Two govt schools battle for Etisalat U-15 Cup prize

Government Secondary School, Imo and Government Model School, Bida, Niger will be locking horns Saturday at the final of the second edition of the Etisalat U-15 Cup taking place at the famed Campus Square Mini Stadium, Lagos Island in Lagos.
The two finalists qualified for the final in two separate Semi-final matches that were

Friday, 24 April 2015


Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie is poised to return to match action within the next fortnight, Stoke City's assistant manager Mark Bowen has revealed.
The former Lille forward resumed full training last week after a seven-month lay-off due to a


Unknown Nigerian striker Qudus Lawal was the hero of Seattle Sounders second team as he dazzled and scored a brace in his first start. After falling behind by a second minute goal against Tulsa Roughnecks, the 19-year-old Nigerian scored two goals in seven minutes in a


The League Management Company (LMC) has announced the winners of this season’s league will smile home with a much-improved cumulative sum of 80 million Naira (more than $400,000).
LMC chairman Shehu Dikko made the disclosure to the press media. Dikko said, "The winners of the

BAYELSA records first league point against Sharks

                                                      Coach Ogunbote of Sharks
Bayelsa United recorded their first point on the road when they drew goalless with hosts Sharks in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Bayelsa now have five points from as many games, while Sharks have six points from same number of matches.Bayelsa United were resolute in their defending as the


Bright Ejike of Heartland, Victor Yakubu from Wikki and Nasarawa United's Esosa Igbinoba are leading the race for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) top scorers’ award.
They all have scored three goals each after five rounds of matches.Bright Ejike was in front with

NFF commences work on burnt secretariat

There are indications that the Nigeria Football Federation may remain at the Glass House situated at the Olu Obasanjo way, Abuja instead of moving to the FIFA Goal site situated at the Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja.
The NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi has promised on assuming powers that his

CBN Jnunior Tennis Lagos: Onoja sisters avoid semifinal clash

The Onoja sisters Neku and Iye have qualified for the semifinals in the Girls 12 category in the ongoing CBN Junior Tennis Championship but managed to avoid a potentially explosive semifinal confrontation. Neku, 12, emerged second in her round robin group losing the final classification match to Chidinma Ezeh from Anambra 9-3. Iye. 10, also lost her final classification match to Timipre Maxwell from Port Harcourt 9-1. By placing second in

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Soccer Fans In Kaduna Unhappy With Keshi’s Re-appointment

Nigeria Soccer fans in Kaduna on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the re-appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).
The coach was on Tuesday re-engaged for two years by the association after a prolonged re-negotiation of his contract and behind-the-scenes settlements to be finally

NFF intervenes in Awoniyi’s transfer tussle

The Nigeria Football Federation has queried all the parties involved in the transfer imbroglio threatening to derail the career of Flying Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi, reports say that back in 2014, the 17-year-old penned a preliminary contract with Kalmar but United Academy supremo Razaq Olojo recently petitioned the local football regulator to render the

Tennis: Owwww!!! Serena causes major upset in Ongoing Lagos championship

Serena Teluwo, eight years old, the youngest player in the ongoing CBN Junior Tennis Championship justified the investment of time and money her parents are making on her tennis by beating the No.2 seed Mary Udofa from Kogi State 9-6 in the Girls 10 and under round robin playoffs. Playing on centre court with her mother, Joy and two elder sisters, watching, Serena, peeled off at 4 -4 winning five out of the next seven games to secure a

Athletics: Depleted Team Nigeria arrive Mauritius

Team Nigeria touched down in Mauritius today (Thursday) for the second edition of the African Youth Athletics Championship scheduled for between Thursday April 23 and Sunday April 26.
The athletes who departed Nigeria Wednesday night aboard Emirates Air for Mauritius were optimistic of winning medals even if it will now be a herculean task for the team to

Prince Nnake: From Hero then to zero for Egyptian club

Nigerian striker Prince Nnake scored a goal and then got a red card while in action for his Egyptian Premier League side Al Assouty SC as they lost 4-2 at home to ENPPI.
Al Assouty are currently at the foot of the league table with nine points from 24 games. The

MILESTONE: Rabiu Ibrahim and Team mate Madu close in on Slovakia double

Nigeria’s Rabiu Ibrahim and Kingsley Madu are close to winning an historic league and cup double in Slovakia with FK AS Trencin.
Trencin, who are leading the league table in Slovakia with 56 points from 26 games, qualified for the Slovakia cup final on Tuesday following a 1-0 win over Dukla to go through

Xenophobia attacks: Emenike urges united Africa

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has called for peace and unity in South Africa following the xenophobia attacks that over taken the country.
The Fernabahce striker, who started his career outside Nigeria in South Africa where he featured for FC Cape Town and Mpumalanga Black Aces, has urged those who are

Nigerian Referees Get More FIFA, CAF Matches

The efforts of Nigeria Football Federation to enhance the capacity of Nigerian referees and make them more professional and diligent are paying off steadily with the referees receiving greater consideration for international matches, the latest being appointments of two sets for an African qualifying match for the 2016 Olympics Women Football Tournament and an

Super Falcons: The Top Five Female Players Of All Time

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NPFL Update: Abia Warriors' Club Chairman Redeeems One million Naira Plegde for baeting Heartland

Member of the NFF Executive Committee and Chairman of Glo Premier League side Abia Warriors of Umuahia has redeemed a pledge of One Million Naira he made to the players before their 1-0 triumph against Glo Premier League leaders Heartland FC in Owerri on Wednesday.
Only last Sunday, the Warriors suffered a 1-2 defeat to Wikki Tourists of Bauchi right in

DONE DEAL: NFF confirms Nike as new kit sponsors, as Pinnick expresses Confidence

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has announced that Nike is the new kit sponsor of all the country’s teams.
A tweet from the official Twitter handle read: “Kitting Giants, Nike is the new technical sponsor to the Nigeria Football Federation.”
Nike replaces Adidas that refused to extend their contract with Nigeria in

NPFL Week 5 Update: Mfon Udoh scores as Enyimba beat Taraba Fc, Giwa Fc, Dolphins, Abia warriors Wins (See Results)

Mfon Udoh struck the only goal of the match as Enyimba recorded a 1-0 win away at FC Taraba.
The People’s Elephants were desperate not to lose a second successive away fixture, after last weekend’s defeat to Kano Pillars. They now have eight points after

Chelsea set to offer Super Eagles Mikel Obi to get Morgan Schneiderlin

Chelsea are ready to use Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel as bait to get Southampton sought after player Morgan Schneiderlin.
The highly rated Frenchman has been touted to move on to a bigger club and Arsenal are favourite to sign him.
But Chelsea however could beat their rivals to the signing of the 25-year-old as they are

Besiktas interested in Super Eagles' Goalkeeper Enyeama

Turkish giants Besiktas are said to be interested in signing Super Eagles captain and number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama.
According to reports from the Turkish media, Besiktas are set to table an offer and are in

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

LMC accepts Sunshine Stars strippers’ apology, lifts ban

Sunshine Stars’ duo of Kunle Odunlami and Prince Aggrey, will face no further action, after the League Management Company (LMC) confirmed they have apologized for their indecent behaviour.
The two players were banned for one league game and fined N50,000, after they stripped to

Izonritei’s nephews take to tennis

Daniel and Dennis, identical twins and nephews of Olympic boxing silver medallist, David Izonritei, have taken to tennis rather than boxing which made their uncle famous and wealthy. Daniel and Dennis Izonritei, 12, attend the Grandmates Secondary School, a

Ihezuo, Ayila Dream Canada 2015

Super Falcons’ duo of Chiwendu Ihezuo and Loveth Ayila are looking forward to returning to Canada and playing in the final of the senior women’s World Cup.
Both players, who were part of the silver-winning U-20 team that narrowly lost 1-0 to Germany at the last World Cup in Canada, say if selected for the World Cup in

Super Eagles forward wins Stoke 'Goal of the Month' (Watch amazing goal video)

Super Eagles forward Victor Moses won the award of the Stoke City's 'Goal of the Month' for the month of March.
The forward has impressive for Stoke since he made a loan move to the club from Chelsea.
His superb header against in the 2-0 win over Everton in March has been voted Stoke City's

Johns Mikel Obi celebrates birthday, as NFF Congratulates him

John Mikel Obi was congratulated by NFF on the occassion of his birthday celebration via thenff twitter account 

NFF applauds Referees Committee, NRA

The Nigeria Football Federation has praised the swift action by its Referees Committee and the Nigeria Referees Association against Referee John Charles and Assistant Referee Ogunta Matador for very poor performance in a Glo Premier League Week 4 match between Sunshine Stars and Dolphins FC in Akure on Sunday.
Speaking on Tuesday, NFF’s Acting President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, commended the

Federation Cup Update: Kukuruku Makes Progress, Nath Boys Crash Out (See Full Results)

Kukuruku FC of Edo State has reached the main draw for the National finals of the 2015 Federation Cup competition after overpowering God’s Time FC from Delta State 3-2 in a keenly contested play-off round on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s knock -out matches between the so-called rookie teams saw eight teams progress into the National finals, which kicks off with the Round of 64 mid-May, after the

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-Green Eagles player dies at 68

Former Green Eagles footballer Peter Anieke has died at the age of 68.
According to several reports, Peter Anieke  died on Monday, April 20 after a prolonged battle with acute rheumatism and arthritis.
Peter started his career in 1967 and also played for Stationary Stores of Lagos where his goal scoring exploits earned him  the nickname ‘Eusebio of Africa’.

A product of the renown Academicals of the 60s, he was a member of Nigeria’s soccer team to Mexico 1968 Olympic Games and thereafter moved to the senior team where he played regularly beside the likes of Paul Hamilton, Austin Ofokwu, Joe Opone, Segun Olumodeji, Ken Igwe, Amusa Shittu, Tunde Disu, Muyiwa Oshodi and Late Sam Garba Okoye for 15 years.
He retired as an administrator in PHCN as a Senior Manager Administration and also trained as a coach in Hungary going to to handle the then NEPA Football Club then, taking them to the final of the national Challenge Cup.
He is survived by a wife and 6 children.

NPFL Refs suspended for the rest of season

Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] referees, John Charles and Ogunta Matador, have been suspended for the rest of the season by the NFF.
The decision was taken by the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] Referees Committee on Monday after reviewing the performance of the referees.
Chairman of the NFF committee, Yusuf Ahmed Fresh explained that the two officials have been


NPFL Table topping Heartland have threatened legal action if the NFF arbitration’s directive that gave provisional clearance to Osas Okoro and Orji Kalu Okagbue to feature for Rangers was not reversed. A reliable information that the Owerri side were miffed to

Quadri ready to shine in China

Nigeria’s top table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has said that he is ready to take on the rest of the world as the International Table Tennis Federation World Championships serves off in China this weekend. The player told our correspondent in an exclusive interview that despite the financial crisis affecting Nigeria’s trip to China, he was ready to leave his base in

National team to get kit deal this week

After the return of Stephen Keshi as coach of the Super Eagles, a new kit deal is in the horizon according to Pulse Sports sources in the Nigerian Football Federation
The Super Eagles are currently without a kit sponsor since December, 2014 when the last deal with Adidas expired.
According to sources inside the Glass House, a new kit deal will be signed this

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

CBN Tennis: Record entries excites national coach

National junior team coach, Ubale Mohammed, is excited after the 2015 edition of the CBN Junior Tennis Championships served off in Lagos on Monday with record entries. The tournament had a total of 184 entries beating the previous record of 172 participants. Lagos, the host state, expectedly led the entries with 48 participants with Ogun State following with

Mohammed resumes training with Flying Eagles after absconding

Flying Eagles captain, Musa Mohammed, who reportedly absconded from the camp of the Nigeria Under-23 team, is currently training with the national U-20 team ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup slated to take place in New Zealand in July.
Musa has come under intense criticism after he reportedly left the camp of the


Football veterans take Nigeria president-elect to task on football development as the NFF contract talks with Stephen Keshi remains at the crossroads sets up a Jury amidst the unending Super Eagles coaching job palaver. The NFF, still awed by the influence of the presidency in recalling out of contract

Basketball: NBA Fine Masai Ujiri $35,000 over comments

After Nigeria Toronto Raptors manager‘s comment about Paul Pierce
Nigerian Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri has been fined $35,000 while his team has also been docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the teams’ playoff opener.
The former Orlando Magic scout’s loose tongue led to a total of $60,000 in fines for him and the


There are very strong indications that the incoming government of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor-elect of Enugu State, may carry out a massive reorganisation of the Rangers management led by Paul Chibuzor.
A close confident of the honourable member of the federal house of representative who won the


Shooting Stars forward Meshack Chukwubuikem  has said that his team will add to the woes of Kwara United on Wednesday when they clash in Ibadan in a Week 5 game of Nigeria League.
Kwara suffered a 3-1 home loss to table toppers Heartland on Sunday.And former Enyimba ace

Racism: Fenerbahce manager warns Emenike

Manger of Fenerbahce Ismail Kartal has warned Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike not react fans of the Turkish club.
The Fenerbahce striker last month nearly walked out on a derby match after he was booed by his own club before forcing his manager to substitute him.
The striker faced the home crowd for the first time after that incident as Fenerbahce on

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