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Mikel to miss Capital One Cup final

There are strong indications that Nigerian midfielder, Mikel Obi, will miss the trip to the…

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Ogun FA elects new officers

The Ogun State Football Association has elected new executive officers into various positions to run…

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Austin Okocha emerges Delta State football boss

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, has emerged the new Delta State Football Association Chairman,…

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Ghana coach hails Flying Eagles after defeat

The Coach of Ghana Black Satellites, Silas Tetteh, has said the Flying Eagles are a very good side who gave his team a test in the two friendly games they played. The Flying Eagles had first played a 2-2 draw with their Ghanaian counterparts before turning up style to beat…

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D’Tigers win test match ahead of Burkina Faso clash

The Senior Men National Basketball Team, D’Tigers, are looking good for their two-legged qualifier with Burkina Faso after posting a big win in their test match against an All-Stars selected basketball side on Wednesday in Abuja. D’Tigers, who are hoping to beat Burkina Faso to the 2015 Afrobasket ticket, won…

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Green re-elected Rivers FA chairman

Chris Green, a member of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation, was on Thursday re-elected as the Chairman of the Rivers Football Association. In the election conducted on Thursday by Ibrahim Gusau, a representative of the NFF, Mr. Green scored 14 votes to beat China Acheru, media officer of…

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Pillars to begin title defense against Heartland

Reigning Nigeria Premier League Champions, Kano Pillars will be starting their title defence away from home against Heartland FC of Owerri. This is according to the draws for the 2014/15 League season, which was conducted in Abuja on Wednesday. Pillars have dominated the domestic scene for the past three seasons…

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AYC 2015: Golden Eaglets draw 1-1 with Guinea

Nigeria's U-17 team, Golden Eaglets, on Wednesday forced their Guinean counterparts to a 1-1 draw at Stade Général Seyni Kountché at the on-going African U-17 Championship in Niamey. Team Captain Kelechi Nwakali yet again rescued the team with a vital equalizer in the second half from the spot kick after…

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Wenger pledges to work with NFF to develop Nigerian football

The Manager of English Premier League club, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, has pledged to work with the Nigerian Football Federation to help develop football in the country. The manager made the pledge when he met with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, at the Arsenal FC’s training ground where a wide…

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Ex-Warri Wolves player, Ike ThankGod, targets league title in Oman

Former Warri Wolves Player, Ike ThankGod, has said that he wants to win a league title with his new club, Fanja SC of the Omani Premier League. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the 29-year-old lanky defender said he was hoping to win the league title and possibly move to…

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Keshi makes final shortlist for Burkina Faso job

Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi made the final shortlist of candidates being considered for the vacant Burkina Faso national team coaching job. He was included in a three-man list released by the football federation of the country. The Burkinabe football association named Keshi as well as the duo of French-German Gernot…

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​L​MC Announce​s​ Draw Date for New league Season

The League Management Company has fixed Wednesday, ​February ​18 for the ​d​raws that will determine the ​f​ixtures for the 2014/15 ​p​remier ​l​eague ​s​eason in Abuja. The LMC in a press statement, however, reminded League Clubs that February 20 remains the deadline for submission of registration materials for the season. Salihu…

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El Kanemi FC recruits 12 new players for Glo Premier League

El Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri has recruited 12 new players to beef up the team ahead of the commencement of the Glo Premier League. The Commissioner for Sports, Sungun Mai-Mele, stated this in an interview in Maiduguri. Mr. Mai-Mele said the injection of the new players was to solidify…

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Why we signed Yakubu — Reading FC Coach

Head Coach of Reading Football Club, Steve Clarke, has givien insights into why he signed Nigerian striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, from Qatar despite claims that the player is already a ‘spent force’. Speaking on Reading’s official website, the proud Coach said amongst other things, the 32-year old Nigerian Striker can create…

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Ghana U20, Flying Eagles play draw in Accra

Ghana’s U20 team, the Black Satellites, on Monday in Accra came from behind twice to force out a 2-2 draw against Nigeria’s Flying Eagles. Both the Flying Eagles and the Black Satellites are preparing for next month’s African Youth Championship in Senegal. The Nigeria U20 team, coached by Manu Garba,…

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

UEFA Champions League: Mikel ruled out of PSG clash

Nigerian and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League clash between his club and French giants - Paris Saint Germain. Mikel was conspicuously missing in training on Monday as his Chelsea teammates rounded off preparations before they set out to Paris for…

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Africa U-17 Championship: Nigeria defeats host Niger

The world champions, Nigeria, made an impressive start to their 2015 African Under-17 Championship campaign by winning the opening match against hosts Niger Republic 2-0 in Niamey on Sunday. According to a report on the CAF website, goals from Victor Osimhen after 18 minutes and team captain Kelechi Nwakali's beautiful…

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Usain Bolt to retire in 2017

Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, has stated that he would retire from athletics after the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF, World Championships in London. According to the Daily Mail, an England-based online news portal, the Jamaican 28-year-old decided on February 14 to retire in 2017 after…

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Kolo Toure retires from international football

The Ivorian and Liverpool player, Kolo Toure, has officially announced his retirement from International football. The 33-year-old centre-back made the disclosure barely after a week after his team won the 2015 Africa Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea. “It is with great emotion that I inform you that I am going…

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni happy with first Reading goal

Nigerian striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, is in a happy mood after his heroic strike ensured that his new club Reading FC are through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup in England. Aiyegbeni, who joined Reading on a free transfer from Qatar, came from the bench to score in the…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Warri Wolves secure away victory

One of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Warri Wolves FC, on Saturday secured a crucial 0-1 win in their first leg First Round clash against Racing De Bobo in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. The hero for the Nigerian flag bearers was Abu Azeez, who scored the only goal…

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FA Cup: Brown Ideye fires West Brom into quarter finals

Nigerian striker, Brown Ideye, continued in his rich goal scoring form on Saturday as he found the back of the net twice in West Brom’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United. With the victory, West Brom are now through to the quarter finals and will be waiting to know who…

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Canada 2015: Falcons get Switzerland and New Zealand Friendlies

The Nigeria female national team, the Super Falcons will play New Zealand and Switzerland in June as part of preparations towards the FIFA World Cup that will take place in June Canada, a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation told PREMIUM TIMES. The source said all arrangements are almost…

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CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars wins first leg in Juba

The Nigerian League defending ​c​champions, Kano Pillars, defeated opponent, Al-Malaika​,​ at home in an away match played in Juba, South Sudan. The race to the next round of the tournament started when the home team started displaying skills and dominated the first half which ended in a 0-0 draw. The…

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Super Falcons Coach invites 36 players to camp

The Nigerian female national team, the Super Falcons, are set to begin preparations for the 11th All-Africa Games qualifiers, 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers and the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Also, the Head Coach of the team, Edwin Okon, has called up 36 players to camp. The invited players…