Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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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…

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Heartland wins 7-goal thriller against Nasarawa United

Fans at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Sunday were treated to a goals feast as the Nigeria Premier League game involving Heartland FC and Nasarawa United produced seven goals – one of the highest tallies so far this season.     It was Heartland FC that won the seven-goal thriller,…

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Nigeria’s D’Tigers win South African invitational tournament

It was a glorious moment for the D'Tigers of Nigeria as they emerged champions at the just concluded four-nation invitational challenge tournament in South Africa. The likes of Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique were no match for the D'Tigers as the team inflicted defeat on their opponents. The four-nation tournament…

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All Africa Games Football: Zambia force Nigeria to goalless draw

The Nigeria U23 team, the Dream Team VI, were forced to a goalless draw at home in an All-African Game qualifier at the Abuja National Stadium on Sunday. The match proved difficult for the host as the Zambian team showed much tenacity and dominated the Nigeria U23 national team in…

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AYC 2015 Final: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles gun for 7th title

The stage is set for the finals of the 2015 Africa Youth Championships as the high-riding Flying Eagles team of Nigeria takes on host, Senegal, in what many have predicted will be a keenly contested match on Sunday. The Flying Eagles did record a 3-1 win over Senegal two weeks…

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NFF scribe resigns over FIFA grants

The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF's General Secretary, Musa Amadu, has resigned from his post. The resignation, Wednesday, came amidst speculations that he refused to release to the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, the $3.6 million intended as repayment of a loan from the Federal government. In his letter of resignation dated…

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INTERVIEW: No automatic shirt for any player for World Cup – Falcons Coach

The Head Coach of the Nigeria national women’s team, the Super Falcons, Edwin Okon, has said that there will be no automatic shirts for any player when the process of selecting those to represent the country at the FIFA Women's World Cup, which will take place this year in Canada, commences.…

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House committee stops NFF from returning money borrowed from govt

The House Committee on Sports led by Godfrey Gaiya ruled on Tuesday that the Nigeria Football Federation should not return the $3.6million “borrowed” from the federal government during the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Federation had deducted the money from the $8.5million paid to it by FIFA as…

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2015 Afrobasket/All Africa Games Qualifiers: D’Tigers secure away win

The Nigeria Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers Monday night in Quagadougou defeated their Burkina Faso counterparts 64-87 in the first leg of the 2015 AFROBASKET/ All-African Games qualifiers between the both sides. The Nigeria team won three of the four quarters of the game as they took a huge step…

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CAF Championship: Enyimba records slim win over Smouha of Egypt

Enyimba FC, one of Nigeria’s flag bearers at the CAF Champions League, will have to double their efforts if they are to progress in the competition having only secured a slim 1-0 win over Smouha SC of Egypt in their first round first leg tie played in Aba on Sunday.…

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Robbed Kano Pillars bounce back with home win

The Nigeria League Defending Champions, Kano Pillars, won their first domestic match of the season after they were robbed on their way to a league match last weekend. Second half goals from Adamu Muhammed and Ubong Ekpai were enough for the Pyramid Boys to secure a morale boosting 2-0 win…

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INTERVIEW: Why Jonathan has not hosted Falcons – House Committee Chair

The Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Godfrey Gaiya, has offered excuses for President Goodluck Jonathan, over his seemingly refusal to host the 2014 African Women’s Championship winner, the Super Falcons of Nigeria. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr. Gaiya said Nigerians should allow the president some time, because it…

Gunshot wounds sustained by one of the Kano Pillars Players

How armed robbers attacked us in Abuja – Shot Kano Pillars’ player

The Nigeria League champions, Kano Pillars will be back in action this weekend against Bayelsa United in their first domestic game of the season, more than a week after being attacked by a deadly gang of armed robbers. The experience the team went through on March 5 on their way…

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Nigeria Basketball Federation reschedules male, female leagues

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has rescheduled the commencement of the DSTV Men’s Basketball League and the Zenith Bank Women’s League. The rescheduling of the dunk-off dates for the leagues is based on the financial challenges faced by some clubs in both leagues. Only a few of them have met the…

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Afrobasket 2015: Injury hits D’Tigers’ camp

The preparation of Nigeria's National Men's Basketball team suffered a setback after D'tigers player, Onyeka Okeke, was injured during the team’s training routine on Wednesday and was immediately rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention. According to medics, scan showed that Onyeka fractured his left leg as the team speed…

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Afrobasket2015: Ugbuaja and Oyedeji join D’tigers camp

The duo of Ejike Ugbuaja and Olumide Oyedeji have joined the camp of Nigeria's national men's basketball team ahead of the first leg qualifier for the 2015 African Basketball Championship holding in Tunisia in June. Ugbuaja, an Olympian, last played for Nigeria at the London 2012 Olympics while Oyedeji (also…

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Jonathan fails to honour Falcons months after emerging African Champions

Nearly five months after they emerged victorious at the 2014 Africa Women Championship in Namibia, the Super Falcons are still waiting to be hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan. The victory in Namibia was the seventh for Nigeria in the history of the AWC, but rather than be celebrated like others…

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We want Mourinho, Guardiola, others — Nigeria Sports Minister

The Nigeria Sports Minister, Tamuno Danagogo, has told the Nigeria Football Federation that Nigeria only deserves first class Coaches like Stephen Keshi, Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho. Briefing journalists, Mr. Danagogo said the NFF should search for a first class foreign coach in the mould of the aforementioned coaches in…

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AYC 2015: ​Senegal Coach hopeful of qualification​​ despite loss to Nigeria

The Head Coach of the Senegal U20 National Team, Joseph Koto, has said that his team will not give up despite a losing start in the Africa Youth Championships, AYC against Nigeria. The Senegal U20 team on Sunday lost 3-1 to Nigeria in the opening Group A match of the…

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Kwankwaso Sympathizes With Kano Pillars FC Over Robbery Attack

The Kano State Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, on Sunday visited three Kano Pillars FC players, who are currently on admission at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, as a result of an attack by ​armed robbers in Abaji, Abuja. The team was on its way to Owerri, Imo state for a match…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

INTERVIEW: I used money to become NFF chairman but …, – Pinnick 

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, is finally settling down to football administration in Nigeria, but his road to becoming the NFF boss was bumpy. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMIES, the former Delta State Football Association Chairman admits he did spend money during the NFF General…

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Nigerian League: Gabros secures victory against Wolves

The newly promoted Gabros FC marked their comeback to the Nigeria Premier League with a 2-0 win in one of the Sunday matches in the opening weekend of the 2014/15 League season. Warri Wolves, who are representing Nigeria in the CAF Confederations Cup, were hoping they could get something off…

Nigeria Flying Eagles player sheilding the ball from a Gabonese during the 2nd leg match of the 11th All Africa Games Qualifier at the National Stadium Abuja.

All Africa Games: Dream Team through to final round, to face Zambia

The U-23 National Team, Dream Team VI, are through to the final round of qualifiers for the Men’s Football Tournament of the 11th All-Africa Games, after a 2-0 win over Gabon’s U-23 side in Abuja on Saturday. The Gabonese team put up a better performance to upstage their host but…

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INTERVIEW: Tennis will do well at the All African Games – Ndanusa

The President of the Nigerian Tennis Federation, Sani Ndanusa, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, says Nigeria will win medals in tennis at the All Africans Games which will take place in Congo Brazzaville from September 4 to 19. Mr. Ndanusa, who is a former sports minister and chairman of…