Tunde Eludini

Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini

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File photo of Victor Osimhen, Photo credit: ESPN

U-23 Afcon Qualifiers: Osimhen scores hat trick as Nigeria crush Libya

Victor Osimhen scored a hat trick on Monday as the Nigeria U-23 team beat their Libyan counterparts 4-0 to progress to the final stage of the U-23 Afcon qualifiers. Having suffered a 2-0 defeat in the first leg, the Nigerian team had all the work to do and they did…

Nigeria Vs Libya (LIVE UPDATES): Olympic Eagles go for broke against North Africans

The Nigeria U-23 team presently have their backs against the wall as they seek qualification for the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, to be staged in Egypt later this year, and by extension next year’s Olympic Games. A 0-2 loss in the first leg of their second round, first leg…

Yobe Desert Stars line up for the game against Gombe United during the first stanza of the league (Credit: Yobe Desert Stars Official Twitter handle)

Nigerian club Yobe Stars sack coach

A Nigeria Professional Football League club, Yobe Dessert Stars, have sacked their club technical adviser, Ngozi Elechi, after he failed to meet the three-match ultimatum given to him by the club’s management. The Damaturu-based club sacked Elechi after a meeting on Sunday evening, after they lost 1-0 away to Go…

The Nigeria Baseball team during their training in Ilorin (Credit Nigeria Baseball and Softball Association).

Baseball: Nigeria qualify for second stage of Olympic Africa qualifiers

Nigeria’s quest to make it to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for the Baseball event is on track. The country’s Baseball team on Sunday in Ghana qualified for the next phase of the Africa Olympic qualifiers slated for South Africa from May 1 to May 5. The national team qualified alongside…

Egypt national team players arrive for the friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles. The Egyptians flew to Nigeria from Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, where they played their last game in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. The Pharaohs who already qualified for the…

Coach Emmanuel Amuneke (Photo: Pulse.ng)

Amuneke qualifies Tanzania for Africa Cup of Nations

Former Super Eagles star, Emmanuel Amuneke, has emerged a hero in Tanzania where he has helped secure a priceless ticket to the Africa Cup of Nations for the East African country. Tanzania last featured at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1980 when it was hosted by Nigeria. Amuneke ended…

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Nigeria qualifies for first U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria’s under 19 Cricket Team, the “Junior Yellow Green”, on Saturday booked the country’s first ever spot at the Cricket World Cup. They achieved this feat after topping the week-long qualifying series that was concluded in Windhoek, Namibia. The team defeated Sierra Leone with two wickets in a tension soaked…

Ahmed Musa celebrates goal scored against Iceland

U-23 AFCON Qualifiers: Ahmed Musa promises Nigeria squad cash to beat Libya

Super Eagles stand-in captain Ahmed Musa has made a bold promise of N1 million per goal to the Nigeria U-23 team as they seek to upturn a 2-0 deficit suffered in the hands of Libya in the qualifying series for the Africa Cup of Nations for that age grade. Musa…

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr discusses tactics with senior palyers before the Seychelles tie Photo Credit PREMIUM TIMES

We knew Seychelles would be difficult – Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he was not surprised with the performance of the Seychelles national team in Friday’s final Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifying match against Nigeria. While the Super Eagles ‘comfortably’ beat the Pirates 0-3 in their own home ground last year, they struggled to…

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UPDATED: Nigeria 3-1 Seychelles: Super Eagles end AFCON qualifiers with home win

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday defeated Seychelles 3-1 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as they ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on a commendable note. Odion Ighalo gave the Super Eagles the lead from the penalty spot and while the fans were expecting more from the…

Super Eagles players during their last training session for the game against Seychelles (Photo Credit: PREMIUM TIMES)

Nigeria vs Seychelles (LIVE UPDATES): Super Eagles set to end AFCON qualifiers

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, will be playing their last game in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series on Friday in Asaba, Delta State. The Eagles are playing host to the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba and realistically, only pride is at…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Nigeria vs Seychelles: Super Eagles target massive victory against Pirates

Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Seychelles is a dead rubber tie as the latter already has a ticket to the biennial tournament and the former stands no chance of pulling through. That said, a harvest of goals is likely on the cards as players of…

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Cricket: Nigeria U-19 team nears World Cup qualification after win over Tanzania

A win on Saturday over Sierra Leone will earn the 'Junior Yellow Greens' of Nigeria a place at the 2020 World Cup. The young Nigerian team posted yet another victory, beating Tanzania on Thursday with a whopping 151 runs. The sole World Cup ticket is now Nigeria’s to lose having…

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World Cup Qualifier: Nigeria U-19 cricket team thrash Uganda

Nigeria’s ‘Junior Green Yellow’; the U-19 national cricket team, are inching closer to qualifying for the World Cup. The team recorded a big upset against tournament favourite Uganda with 30 runs, to remain the only unbeaten team at the African Qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia. Though Nigeria struggled in the opening…

Libya-Nigeria (Photo Credit: Libya FA)

AFCON U-23 Qualifiers: Nigeria lose to Libya

Despite parading a host of foreign-based stars, the Nigeria U-23 team were beaten 2-0 on Wednesday by their Libyan counterparts at the Stade de Ben Guerdane in Tunisia in the first leg of the African qualifiers. The Nigeria U-23, nicknamed the Olympic Eagles, are walking a tight rope in their…

Super Eagles begin training in Asaba ahead of Seychelles, Egypt ties

Super Eagles begin training in Asaba ahead of Seychelles, Egypt ties

All the 23 players invited by the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles and the friendly match against the Pharaohs of Egypt are now in camp for the national assignment. While it was only seven players that were on the ground…

Nigeria Baseball team

Nigeria baseball team set for Olympic qualifiers in Ghana

The Nigeria baseball team has reiterated its desire to make it to the 2020 Olympic Games to be staged in Tokyo, Japan. To make this dream a reality, the team will be travelling to Accra, Ghana on Tuesday to participate in the Africa West One qualifiers for 2020 Olympic Games.…

Super Falcons

France 2019: Super Falcons coach invites 30 players to camp

Head Coach Thomas Dennerby has called to camp 30 home-based professionals for a preliminary camp of the Super Falcons as preparations for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup enter a new gear. Goalkeepers Tochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Christy Ohiaeriaku all made the list, as well as defenders Glory Ogbonna…

Odion Ighalo [Photo: Goal.com]

Ighalo, Iwobi arrive Super Eagles camp for Seychelles, Egypyt games

The camp of the Super Eagles in Asaba, Delta State, is already bubbling as players invited for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles and friendly match against Egypt have started breezing in. China-based Odion Ighalo and midfielders Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were…

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Cricket: NIGERIA U-19 Team shocks host Namibia in World Cup Qualifier

The Nigeria U19 Cricket Team proved bookmakers wrong in the opening game of the Africa Division 1 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. They defeated host Namibia with 77 runs in the opening game played at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in faraway Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday. Nigeria won the toss…

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NPFL Review: Akwa United stun Heartland

Akwa United continued their impressive run in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday as they stunned Heartland FC in Okigwe; beating their host 2-1 in the matchday 11 tie Mfon Udoh’s eighth goal of the season helped Akwa United to the crucial away win. Udoh’s goal which came in…

James Milner scoring from the penalty spot

EPL: Liverpool back on top as Chelsea suffer another blow

Liverpool have returned to the top of the Premier League table all thanks to James Milner’s late penalty which helped the Reds to a nervy 2-1 win over Fulham. Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead and it was looking like the Reds will have it easy against the relegation…

FA Cup: Wolves edge out Manchester United, City qualify

Manchester United have been knocked out of the race for the FA Cup in England following their 2-1 defeat in the hands Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.’ Second-half goals from in-form strike duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota helped Wolves at expense of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men. After coming close on…

Nigeria’s flag bearer in the CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars

CAF Champions League: Lobi Stars out despite victory over ASEC Mimosas

Nigeria’s sole flagbearer in the CAF Champions League Lobi Stars have crashed out of the competition despite recording a 2-0 win over ASEC Mimosas in their final group game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Saturday. Sikiru Alimi scored the two goals that ensured that Nigerian champions bowed out with…

UEFA Champions League: Manchester United To Face Barcelona, Spurs Get Man City

Manchester United have been pitched to face Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals after the draw was made at UEFA's Swiss headquarters in Nyon on Friday. United made it to this stage of the competition after they recorded a remarkable comeback against PSG having been beaten at Old Trafford. Ole…