Aderonke Ogunleye (Reporting from South Africa)

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AYC 2015: Flying Eagles Coach to pick squad from Super Four tourney

The Head Coach of Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles, Manu Garba, has said that the ongoing Super Four Tournament in Abuja will help him determine his final choice of players for the African Youth Championships billed for Senegal in March. In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on…

Super 4: Flying Eagles spank League Champions, Kano Pillars

The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Monday in Abuja defeated the reigning Nigeria League Champions Kano Pillars 2-1 at the ongoing Super 4 tournament. The high profile match pitched the best Nigeria Premier League side alongside the youngsters who are preparing for the African Youth Championship, which will…

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FIBA Appoints Oyedeji to Players’ Commission

The International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Central Board has appointed the D'Tigers Captain, Olumide Oyedeji, to the FIBA Player's commission for the 2014-2019 term of office. Oyedeji's appointment followed his nomination by the Nigerian Basketball Federation in line with the criteria provided by the world governing body of basketball on his…

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Alampasu still in my plans – Coach Garba

The Head Coach of the Nigeria U20 male football team, Manu Garba, has said that Dele Alampasu is still a part of his team’s plan despite his current absence in camp. In a chat with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup winning coach said he…

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Kano Pillars Coach denies pressure to win CAF Champions League

The Head Coach of Kano Pillars FC, Okey Emordi, has denied being under pressure to win this year’s CAF Champions League. Speaking to journalists on Saturday at the Super Four tournament, the former Enyimba Coach, who is one of the two Nigerian coaches ever to win the prestigious Africa club…

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Super 4: 10-Man Flying Eagles defeat Enyimba

The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, Saturday evening at the Abuja National Stadium defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC 2-0, at the ongoing Super Four tournament organized by the League Management Company. The Coach Manu Garba-led team, though playing with a man less after Prince Aggreh was shown a…

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Oshoala joins Liverpool football club

Liverpool Ladies have announced the signing of Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala from Rivers Angel for an undisclosed fee. Oshoala who earlier this year was named the African Women Footballer of the year by CAF has etched her names in the sands of history as she becomes the first player from Africa…

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Warri Wolves start season’s preparations with Super Six

Nigeria Premier League Club, Warri Wolves FC, will be using the Super Six tournament which kicks off this weekend in Abuja, to prepare for the 2014/15 League season. The team’s spokesperson, Moses Etu, said the players are raring to play even as they will be going head-on with two Nigeria…

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AFCON 2015: Odemwingie backs Ivory Coast

Super Eagles and Stoke City striker, Osaze Odemwingie, is backing Ivory Coast to finish tops at the ongoing 2015 edition of the African Cup of nations ongoing in Equatorial Guinea. The injured striker, said on ITV, a UK-based Television​ where he is acting as a pundit​,​ that he believes the…

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Dolphins FC sign Nigerian defender from Libyan club

Nigeria Premier League club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, are already preparing big for their campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup as they have announced the signing of Onyekachi Bartholomew Akakem from Khaleej Sirte FC of Libya to further bolster their team. The new recruit is described as a versatile…

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Africa U17 Championship: Manu Garba backs Golden Eaglets for Glory

A former U17 World Cup-Winning Coach, Manu Garba, has said that the Niger 2015-bound Golden Eaglets managed by Coach Emmanuel Amuneke will go all the way at the 11th African cadet championship. While watching the team play Sokoto United in Kaduna at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday, Coach Garba…

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League ​C​ompany​ adjusts Premier League pre-season calendar

The League Management Company, LMC, has rescheduled all matches of the 2014/15 Glo Premier League Pre-season tournament, to kick off on Saturday, January 24. The chief operating officer of the LMC, Salihu Abubakar, confirmed the new timetable and the teams that will be part of the pre-season tournament. The league…

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Eagles to play Yemen as Sudan withdraws from friendly

Following the last minute withdrawal of the Sudanese national team from the international friendly against the Super Eagles B team, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has ​scheduled another friendly with Yemen, on Saturday, January 17 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sudan, which were to tackle the Eagles on January 17…

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Dolphins FC resume training for new season

Nigeria Premier Club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt have kick-started preparations for the 2014/15 season which has been scheduled to commence on March 7. The camp of the Rivers State owned football club, which will participate in the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Continental Tournament, Confederations Cup, Nigeria Premier League,…

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NFF set to inaugurate league management board

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that the new board of the League Management Company will be inaugurated before the commencement of the 2014/15 League season in March. Speaking to journalists at the NFF Executive Committee meeting in Lagos on Thursday, Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee,…

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Nigerians lambast NFF President for ejecting Eduok from Eagles’ camp

A cross-section of football fans and sports journalists alike have condemned the unilateral decision of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President, Amaju Pinnick to eject striker Emem Eduok from the Super Eagles camp concerning his transfer saga. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja on Wednesday, former Sports Writers Association of…

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Flying Eagles, Dream Team get invite for Super 4 Tournament

The 2014/15 Glo Premier League pre-season tournament dubbed - the Super 4 Tournament - will have a wider scope this year as the national U-20 team, the Flying Eagles and their U23 counterparts, Dream Team VI​,​ have both been invited to take part in the competition scheduled to hold from…

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Emem Eduok sent out of Eagles camp over transfer saga

Emem Eduok has been sent packing from the camp by the ​p​resident of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, owing to the transfer scandal around the Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt star. Eduok was the last player to join the Super Eagles camp in Abuja. The NFF boss said that Eduok’s…

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Warri Wolves register 23 players for Confederations Cup

The officials of the Nigeria Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, have disclosed that they sent the names of 23 players to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for registration ahead of next season's CAF Confederation Cup. The club have also asked 12 players formerly on their books to look…

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Golden Eaglets camp opens in Abuja on Sunday

Nigeria’s U17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, will resume camping in Abuja on Sunday. This was disclosed by officials of the team. The head coach of the team, Emmanuel Amuneke, said fresh opportunities would be given to new players as the Eaglets intensify preparations ahead of the African cadet championship…

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Siasia vows to sack U23 players who offer bribe for shirts

As the battle to make it into the Nigeria U23 team gets more intense, the head coach, Samson Siasia, has sternly warned his players not to make any attempt to offer him bribe because he would only select his final squad based on their talents. In a chat with the…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

NFF Crisis: Amadu confirms receipt of FIFA letter

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Musa Amadu, has debunked a report he denied receiving a letter from world football governing body, FIFA, which supported the majority decision of the NFF 2014 Electoral Appeals Committee. “How can I deny receiving a letter that was addressed directly to me?…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

NFF Electoral Crisis: Again, FIFA wades in to determine Pinnick’s fate

The world football governing body, FIFA, has again been forced to intervene in the Nigeria football administration crisis. The intervention is coming months after the country was threatened with a ban over its inability to agree on a new leadership for the running of football in the country. FIFA will…

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Siasia invites Iheanacho, 46 others for Dream Team VI trials

The head coach of the U23 National Team, Samson Siasia, has invited 47 foreign-based players to camp for trials. Amongst the invitees are Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success, Taiwo Awoniyi, Musa Yahaya, among others from the World Cup winning Golden Eaglets team. All the players are expected to…

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Siasia clears the air on Eduok’s age controversy

The embattled Dolphins FC Striker, Emem Eduok, has received the backing of the coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia, concerning the age controversy he is currently enmeshed in. Siasia absolved Eduok of any blame as he fingered Dolphins FC and the League Management Company, LMC for improper handling…