Tunde Eludini

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Manchester United vs Chelsea (LIVE UPDATES): Mourinho, Conte set for fierce battle

Another fiery clash is expected this Sunday as bitter rivals, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, lead their teams to action in the English Premier League. Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford with among other things precious points in a Premier League top-four battle on the line. The Red…

EPL: Big win takes Liverpool to second spot

Liverpool are now second on the log on the EPL standings after they recorded a massive 4-1 win over West Ham United in their Premier League clash on Saturday at Anfield. The usual suspects Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Firmino were all on target as the Reds overtook Manchester United…

New Flying Eagles coach invites 28 players to camp

The Head Coach of the U20 Boys’ National Team, Paul Aigbogun, has invited 28 players to camp as Nigeria begins preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Enyimba FC’s Ikouwem Udoh, who won the Young Player of the Year award at this week’s AITEO-NFF Football…

Arsenal celebrates in their win against Tottenham Hotspur

Europa League: Arsenal draw AC Milan

Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates have been drawn against Italian giants AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. The Gunners survived a major scare against Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the round of 32 on Thursday, progressing through on aggregate despite a shock 2-1 home defeat at…

Okocha seals new endorsement deal

Few days after he was named in the NFF Legends XI, Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has added another feather to his cap; having been officially crowned “King of the Game”. Okocha has been named as the ambassador for new sports betting platform, BetKing and he has expressed great…

Iwobi and Arsenal teammates

Europa League: Iwobi progresses with Arsenal

Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates have secured their berth in the next phase of the Europa League despite their disappointing 1-2 loss at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday against Oestersunds FK. After putting up a ruthless display in their first leg clash a fortnight ago, many expected that Arsenal…

Commonwealth Games: AFN Picks Okagbare, 36 others

Though not much has been heard from sprints star, Blessing Okagbare, this athletics season, she is top on the list of 37 athletes selected by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The AFN on Thursday evening reeled out the list of 37 athletes (20 female…

WAFU Women’s Cup: Nigeria lose to Ghana in semi-final clash  

The Black Queens of Ghana have beaten the Super Falcons of Nigeria to the final ticket at the ongoing WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan. It was the Nigerian Ladies that scored first through Alice Ogebe who headed in the ball in the 8th minute. However, the Black Queens ensured parity…

Champions League: De Gea saves Manchester United against Sevilla

Manchester United were practically saved from defeat in the hands of Sevilla on Wednesday night largely due to the heroics of David de Gea A stunning first-half save by the Spaniard helped Manchester United earn a goalless draw with Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last 16…

CAF Champions League: Nigeria’s two representatives progress to next round

Reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, as well as MFM FC have secured their slots in the next phase of the CAF Champions League. Both teams in their second leg games played on Wednesday emerged victorious with MFM FC pipping AS Real Bamako by a lone goal and…

Champions League: Messi breaks jinx as Barcelona hold Chelsea

Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal against Chelsea as Barcelona came from behind to draw 1-1 in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 first leg at Stamford Bridge. Willian had put Chelsea ahead just past the hour after hitting the bar on two occasions. Messi leveled for the visitors in…

Chelsea, Barcelona in another epic Champions League clash (LIVE UPDATES)

After enjoying the Real Madrid vs PSG clash last week, the Champions League is serving another mouthwatering clash tonight. Chelsea is playing the host to Barcelona at the Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Round of 16 contest. The English champions have always been a tough match for…

NFF Awards: Victor Moses, Oshoala pick top prizes

Victor Moses and Asisat Oshoala were voted the Player of the Year male and female respectively in the maiden edition of the AITEO/NFF Awards held Monday night at the Eko Hotel and Suites. The duo were indeed exceptional during the period under review; capping up their respective sterling displays with some sort…

UPDATED: Wigan knock Manchester City out of FA Cup

The Premier League leaders, Manchester City, have been knocked out of the FA Cup. The league leaders were defeated by Wigan, 1-0, on Monday night. The defeat means Manchester City's hopes of a quadruple of titles this season has been punctured. Will Grigg got the only goal in the 79th…

Former Enyimba Captain dies in auto crash

Chinedu Udoji, a footballer in the Nigerian league, is dead. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Udoji, a former captain of Enyimba International who now plays with Kano Pillars, lost his life in a car crash. Udoji was in action on Sunday as Pillars played out a 1-1 draw with Enyimba in…

Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid survive Betis scare

Real Madrid overcame a shaky performance to beat Real Betis 3-5 in their La Liga clash on Sunday night at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Real Madrid were trailing 2-1 by halftime despite scoring first through Marco Asensio in in the 11th minute. Five minutes into the second half, Sergio Ramos…

Nigeria League: Nasarawa, Kwara United Play Six-Goal Thriller In Lafia

It was goals galore in the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 9 duel between Nasarawa United and Kwara United on Sunday at the Lafia Township Stadium. The game which ended in dramatic fashion produced six goals shared equally between the two teams. It was Nasarawa United’s Segun Sogebso who…

Cameroon beat Nigeria to World Cup ticket

The hope of Nigeria’s U17 Women’s team, the Flamingos qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay has been dashed. The Nigerian girls were beaten to the ticket on Sunday by their Cameroonian counterparts. Having played a 2-2 draw in their first leg clash against Cameroon, it was…

Super Eagles

FA Cup: Eagles trio to clash in quarter-final

It will be a battle of ‘brothers’ in one of the star fixtures in the quarter-final of the 2017/18 Emirates FA Cup. The Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have been drawn against their national team-mate Victor Moses in the quarter-final of the 2017/18 Emirates FA Cup.…

NFF Awards: Victor Moses, Oshoala top list of nominations

The Nigeria Football Federation has released the list of nominees for its maiden NFF Football Awards which is supported by partners AITEO and the Lagos State as Host City. The award ceremony is fixed to take place at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday, February 19.…

INTERVIEW: I want my twins to play for Nigeria — Amokachi

Daniel ‘The Bull” Amokachi is a phenomenal name as far as football in Nigeria and beyond is concerned. Recently, PREMIUM TIMES caught up with the former Everton and Besiktas of Turkey star in Lagos and he bared his mind on varying issues in his favourite round leather game. Among other…

FA Cup: Chelsea, Leicester City through to quarter final

The chance of having a Nigerian player lift the FA Cup in England this season is still very much on course following the favourable results recorded by Chelsea and Leicester City on Friday night. Though Victor Moses was rested by Antonio Conte, his teammates got the job done with a…

Europa League: How Arsenal, Atletico Madrid secured big away wins

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid produced sterling displays on Thursday night in the Europa League as they recorded big wins in their respective ties against Oestersunds FK and FC Koebenhavn. Arsenal with Alex Iwobi in action put Oestersunds to the sword; beating the Swedish side 3-0 on the night ahead of…

Dutch club Fortuna Sittard replaces Oliseh, refutes allegations

The Dutch Club, Fortuna Sittard, have made a swift move to replace their erstwhile manager, Sunday Oliseh who was relived of his position on Wednesday. The promotion-chasing team have announced Claudio Braga as the interim man to take the position of Oliseh for now. The newly hired Portuguese gaffer will…

National Sports Festival: Cross River loses hosting right

The 19th National Sports Festival has been officially withdrawn from Cross River state. According to a press statement signed by Nneka Anibeze, a spokesperson to the Sports Minster, Solomon Dalung, the decision was taken at the National Council on Sports meeting which ended on Thursday at the General Hassan Katsina…