Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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Nigeria’s Oshoala nominated for BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award

Nigeria and Liverpool Ladies forward, Asisat Oshoala, has been nominated for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award. There are four players in contention with Nigeria’s Oshoala for the inaugural BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award. They are Spain's Veronica Boquete, Germany's Nadine Kessler, Scotland's Kim Little and…

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Taraba FC will bounce back — Coach

The Head Coach of Taraba Football Club, Tony Ogaradukwu, has assured Nigerians that the club will bounce back after suffering three straight loses in the six weeks old league. In a chat with journalists on Sunday, the Coach said there was no cause for alarm as his team was recovering…

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Nigeria League round-up: Sunshine Stars secure nervy win in Akure

Sunshine Stars of Akure again required a last-gasp effort to secure a 3-2 win over Wikki Tourists in their Week 6 Nigeria Premier League tie on Sunday. Sunday’s game at Akure was fierce as both teams ended the game with 10 men having received one red card each. Olowo Emmanuel…

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NFF signs partnership deal with sports kitting company, NIKE

The Nigeria Football Federation on Thursday announced a new deal with Nike after their deal with Adidas was not renewed. The American sports brand will design and develop football kits for both the men and women national football teams starting from April 1, 2015 to 2018. The President of the…

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Rangers Coach regrets team’s poor outing

Imama Amapakabor, an assistant coach with Rangers of Enugu, has lamented the team's disappointing outing during a week five league game with Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt. He said it was disappointing that his side has not scored any goal in their last three games, especially as they had a…

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​Finally, ​NFF ​renews Keshi’s contract

The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday renewed the contract of Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, ​​​with a​ two-year extension. The ceremony took place at the National Stadium in Abuja and was attended by the Executive board of the NFF. Speaking before the public signing of the contract, the Chairman of…

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Dolphins FC blame referee for loss to Sunshine Stars

Nigeria Premier League side, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, are unhappy with their loss to Sunshine Stars in Akure on Sunday. Dolphins have blamed the referee who officiated the game for their defeat. The team’s head coach, Stanley Eguma, complained bitterly about the “controversial” goal scored in added time by…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves walk tight rope

The only Nigerian club left in any continental competition, Warri Wolves, have their work well cut out a they secured a slim 2-1 win in their second round first leg CAF Confederation Cup tie against DR Congolese side MK Etanchetie. Super Eagles forward, Gbolahan Salami, scored both goals for Wolves,…

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Enyimba out to end Kano Pillars 11-year unbeaten home record

As action returns this weekend in the Nigeria Premier League after the General Elections, the million-dollar question on the lips of many fans is whether Enyimba can do the unprecedented by ending the amazing 11-year unbeaten run of Kano Pillars on their home ground. In the past weeks, fans have…

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Dolphins FC request changes in league schedule

Dolphins FC has requested an adjustment to be made in the timetable of the league to avoid playing matches when European clubs are playing. The Manager of the club, Joe Johnson, said he desires a shift in the timing of Nigerian league matches to avoid a clash especially with the…

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Why Kano Pillars were knocked out of Champions League early – Captain

Kano Pillars have attributed their failure in this season’s CAF Champions League to the armed robbery attack they experienced in March. The team were on their way to play an away Premier League match in Imo state against Heartland Football Club when they were attacked and robbed on March 5.…

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Super Falcons thrash Malian counterparts, qualify for All African Games

It was goals galore as the reigning African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria, scored eight un-replied goals during their second leg All-African Games final qualifying match against Mali at the National stadium in Abuja on Friday. The emphatic win confirmed the Super Falcons’ qualification for the women’s football event…

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Oparanozie plans to break World Cup records

Super Falcons player, Desire Oparanozie, has set a target to exceed the team’s existing World Cup records. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on her arrival to camp on Sunday evening, the 21-year-old forward said she ​wa​s looking at a situation where the current squad will break their current best…

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Super Eagles striker nets brace in CAF Champions League

It was another sweet outing for Super Eagles striker Osaguona Ighodaro as he banged in two late goals on Sunday to help his Moroccan team, Raja Casablanca, qualify for the next phase of the CAF Champions League. Ighodaro scored in the 87th and 90th+ to give Raja a 2-0 win…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves to face MK Etancheite

The Nigeria Premier League Club, Warri Wolves, are through to the next round of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup following their 0-0 draw against Dedebit FC of Ethiopia on Sunday. The team advanced on a 2-0 aggregate and are now going to battle MK Etancheite of DR Congo as they…

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Enyimba crashes out of Champions League

Nigerian teams are out of the 2015 edition of the CAF Champions league after Enyimba’s 2-0 loss to Smouha FC of Egypt in Alexandria on Sunday. Kano Pillars were ousted on Saturday by Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan despite their 2-1 win at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano, and Enyimba, a…

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Buhari’s victory ​ celebration​ disrupts Basketball League game in Kaduna

One of the Week Two games of the DSTV Premier Basketball League was disrupted in Kaduna as celebrations of the victory recorded by President-elect, Muhammad Buhari, in the Presidential Polls continued. Action was meant to resume this weekend after the successful Presidential elections, however, ​rowdy fans took celebrations to the…

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Eagles star, Emenike, survives gun attack in Turkey

Super Eagles Striker, Emmanuel Emenike, survived a gun attack Saturday as his team, Fenerbahce's bus was attacked by armed bandits. The Team was making their way to the Airport after an away match when shots were fired at the bus, according to Turkish website Hurriyet.com. The driver of the bus…

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Kano Pillars crash out of CAF Champions League

One of Nigeria’s flagbearers in this year's edition of the CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars, have crashed out of the competition. The Nigeria League defending champion was knocked out Saturday despite their 2-1 win over Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano. Moghreb emerged tops on a…

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Champions League: Injury hits Enyimba

Enyimba International, one of two clubs representing Nigeria at the continental championship, has been hit by injury ahead of a crucial tie, Saturday, against Smouha SC. The team's number one goalkeeper, Chijioke Ejiogu, has been ruled out of the match. A shoulder injury, picked by the 30-year-old a fortnight ago,…

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Kwara United gunning for continental ticket — Coach

The Head Coach of the newly-promoted Premier League Club, Kwara United, Tunde Abdurahman, has urged his players to be focused and committed to the new season. The coach said the team’s aim is to secure a continental ticket. "By God's Grace, I want a continental ticket for the team; I…

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Flying Eagles striker sets FIFA U20 World Cup target

A key member of the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, Taiwo Awoniyi, has predicted victory for the team at this year’s edition of the FIFA U20 World Cup which will take place in New Zealand. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the former U17 World Cu- winning player said…

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INTERVIEW: Super Eagles star, Omeruo, opens up on “affair” with Asisat Oshoala

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES about his career, football and his rumoured affairs with Super Falcons player and the current female African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala.  Since a picture of the duo surfaced on social media recently, there have been speculations that the two…

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D’Tigers secure qualification for 2015 Afrobasket

The Nigeria national men basketball team, D’Tigers late on Wednesday booked their tickets to the African Basketball Cup of Nations and All African Games competition after defeating visiting Burkina-Faso national basketball team 63-50 points. The game was the second leg qualifier for Afrobasket and AAG competitions, after the Burkinabes lost…

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Watford striker, Ighalo, happy to play for Super Eagles

Watford FC of England striker, Odion Ighalo, has described the chance given him to play for the Super Eagles as a dream come true. The player is among the newly invited players to the Super Eagles ahead of friendly games against Uganda and South Africa in this week’s FIFA free…