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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Four teams secure promotion to Nigeria Professional Football League

Four teams from the Nigeria National League (NNL) have secured promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following victories recorded in their play-off ties on Monday. The lucky four that would be campaigning in the elite division next season are Akwa Starlet, Warri Wolves, Jigawa Golden Stars, and Adamawa…

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

Bale’s agent attacks Zidane amid exit talks

Jonathan Barnett, who represents Gareth Bale as his agent, has labeled Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, 'a disgrace'. Barnett is livid that Zidane is acting unprofessionally in relation to the future of his client who looks destined for an exit from Santiago Bernabeau this summer. Zidane confirmed that Bale is…

Some members of the NANPF Women Affairs Committee with the Surulere Local Govt Chairman Tajudeen Ajide

Players’ union to raise funds for ex-Falconets goalkeeper diagnosed with breast cancer

The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF, has set in motion the modalities to raise urgent funds to help facilitate the prompt treatment of ex- Falconets goalkeeper, Bidemi Aluko, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. According to Aluko, she developed cancer in 2017 while still playing for Rivers…

Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo.

Ighalo quits Super Eagles, gives reasons

Odion Ighalo has confirmed his retirement from international football after what could pass for a glorious outing at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Reports of Ighalo’s retirement had been everywhere after the erstwhile captain, John Mikel Obi, announced he was bowing out. But, the China-based striker…

AFCON: Best XI as Odion Ighalo makes team.

AFCON 2019: Ighalo wins top scorer award, makes Best XI

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has emerged as top scorer at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ighalo with five goals to his name finished ahead of big guns like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane who both finished on three goals respectively for Algeria and Senegal. The Nigerian…

Algeria celebrates

AFCON 2019: Algeria are champions of Africa

The Desert Foxes of Algeria are the new champions of Africa following their 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday night in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations A 2nd-minute goal scored by Baghdad Bounedjah was enough to end the 29-year wait for another AFCON title by Algeria…

Riyad Mahrez leads Algeria to Quarter-final

AFCON 2019 final (Live Updates): Algeria battle Senegal for top prize

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament comes to an end tonight. Senegal and Algeria battle for the coveted continental trophy in Cairo. The two teams faced each other in the group stage and it was the Desert Foxes that prevailed beating the Teranga Lions 1-0. To make it…

The Nigerian team in a group photograp with the SGF, Boss Mustaph at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int'l Airport, Abuja

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles arrive Nigeria

The Super Eagles have returned from Egypt back to Nigeria after finishing third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The players and officials were welcomed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari.…

FIFA Headquarters

FIFA ‘taps Nigeria to host 2020 U-20 World Cup’

Ten years after Nigeria last hosted a FIFA World Cup event, the country is set for another chance as the world football governing body seems ready to award the country the hosting right of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for 2020. The breakthrough came following months of pressure on…

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: CAF names Nigeria’s opponents

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn in Group L along with Benin, Sierra Leone, and Lesotho in the 2021 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifiers. The draws were conducted on Thursday barely 24 hours to the final match of the 2019 edition being staged in Egypt. In all, 48 countries…

NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick no longer CAF Vice President

Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick has been removed as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF). The decision was reached as the continent's football governing body held its Executive Committee meeting in Cairo on Thursday. While no reasons were adduced for Mr Pinnick’s removal by CAF, a statement…

Nigerian Midfielder, Mikel Obi.

Mikel quits Super Eagles

The Nigeria national team captain, John Obi Mikel, has finally announced his retirement from international football. Mikel, on his Instagram page on Thursday, said it was time to end his long and illustrious service to Nigeria, which he began right from the U-17 cadre, till he graduated to become the…

Super Eagles of Nigeria after win against Tunisia to get the Bronze medal

UPDATED: Nigeria defeat Tunisia to emerge third in AFCON 2019

Odion Ighalo scored the fastest goal so far in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles beat Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday night to win the Bronze medal at this year's tournament. After Sunday's semi-final losses, Tunisia and Nigeria wanted the bronze medal. But it was Gernot Rohr's…

Super Eagles

Tunisia vs Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES): Super Eagles fight for bronze

Nigeria's Super Eagles will on Wednesday night try to ensure they get a medal from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Coach Gernot Rohr’s men are set for a crunch battle against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia tonight in Cairo. Tunisia lost to Senegal 0-1 after extra-time, while Nigeria conceded…

AFCON: Super Eagles training alongside its head coach, Gernot Rohr. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles.]

AFCON 2019: Nigeria, Tunisia set to battle for bronze

The third-place match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) pitches Nigeria’s Super Eagles against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. Having suffered heartbreaks in their semi-final matches against Algeria and Senegal respectively, Nigeria and Tunisia are keen to bow out on a high by winning Wednesday’s bronze medal contest.…

seedorf

AFCON 2019: Cameroon sack Seedorf, Kluveirt

Dutch football legend, Clarence Seedorf, is the latest managerial casualty from the Africa Cup of Nations. The 43-year-old has lost his job as coach of the Cameroon national football team following the team's unimpressive outing in Egypt. His compatriot and assistant, Patrick Kluveirt, was also fired, according to a statement…

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr

AFCON 2019: Why Super Eagles coach will not be sacked- Pinnick

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, has denied reports suggesting plans to sack Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, at the end of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Opinions have always been divided on Rohr’s suitability for the Nigeria national team with some agreeing that the Franco-German has…

Djamel Belmadi [Photo: YahooNews]

AFCON 2019: We deserve to score more against Nigeria — Algeria coach

While Nigerians are feeling terribly upset by the late goal that denied the Super Eagles a chance of getting to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria's coach Djamel Belmadi feels Nigeria was lucky; losing just 2-1 to his team. Speaking to journalists in Egypt after Sunday’s…

Super Eagles celebrate goal against Cameroon. [Photo: Goal.com]

UPDATED: Algeria defeat Nigeria, qualify for AFCON 2019 final

Riyad Mahrez fired in a late free-kick from outside the penalty area to give Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in a fiercely contested semi-final tie at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night. William Troost-Ekong, the man who scored the last-minute winner for the SuperEagles in…

Senegal playing the match

UPDATED: AFCON 2019: Senegal defeat Tunisia, qualify for final

Senegal on Sunday qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 defeat of Tunisia. The semi-final match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes with both sides missing scoring chances. The two teams also missed a penalty each in the second half of the encounter. Six penalties…

Djokovic and Federer after the match at Wimbledon (Photo Credit: WTP Tour)

Djokovic overcomes Federer to win Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic had the last laugh as he outlasted Roger Federer in five sets, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), to claim his fifth Wimbledon championship and 16th Grand Slam title on Sunday. Beyond the tennis skills, nerves were also key in deciding Sunday's winner and it was…

Super eagles [PHOTO CREDIT: NFF twitter handle]

Algeria vs Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES): Eagles battle foxes for final ticket

The Super Eagles and the Desert Foxes are set for a titanic clash tonight at the Cairo International Stadium. The stake is indeed big as the winner will get a chance to play in the Africa Cup of Nations final next Friday. Though the North African side are bookmakers’ favourite…

Super eagles training ahead of clash with Guinea.

Algeria vs Nigeria: Super Eagles battle Desert Foxes for AFCON final ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set for their 14th semi-final match in Africa Cup of Nations’ history as they take on the Desert Foxes of Algeria on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium. For the Super Eagles to qualify for the final of the biennial football tournament, they would…

Simona Halep (Photo Credit: Wimbledon on Twitter)

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Serena Williams' quest for another Wimbledon title was punctured on Saturday as the American was roundly beaten in the 2019 final by Simona Halep. Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday beating Serena 6-2, 6-2 on centre court to become the first Romanian woman to win at Wimbledon. Though Serena…

Femi Otedola with Christian Chukwu

Otedola ‘glad to help Chukwu, others, than spend N50 million on champagne’

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has reiterated his desire to help more people with his wealth rather than to be wasteful like some of his associates who he claimed, spend as much as N50 million on champagne. Mr. Otedola made this remark when former Nigeria national team captain Christian Chukwu on…