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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The Super Eagles of NigeriaVs Brazil. The team retains 31st position on FIFA ranking

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles, Others Get New Dates

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will not be played between June and July like the 2019 edition of the biennial football tournament, which was staged in Egypt. This development, according to the Confederation of Africa Football, was at the instance of the host country, Cameroon. CAF said the organisers…

Marathon Race

Nigerian Olympian Wants Northern Governors To Support Marathon Races

Ahead of next month's Lagos City Marathon, former Nigerian road runner, Yohanna Waziri, has challenged governors of the Northern States to come up with similar top-notch races in their regions. Waziri, while commending the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his instant impact on the Access Bank Lagos City…

Aliko Dangote

Why I’m not buying Arsenal now – Dangote

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has given some insights into why he is yet to meet his words with actions regarding his widely reported planned takeover of Premier League club, Arsenal. Mr Dangote has made no secret of his desire to take over the North London club in the past…

Quique Setien [PHOTO: tribuna.com]

Barcelona sack Valverde, confirm Quique Setien as new coach

There is a change of guard at Spanish club Barcelona as the Catalan giants have announced they have dismissed their head coach, Ernesto Valverde, and have promptly replaced him with Quique Setien.’ Valverde during his reign delivered back-to-back LaLiga titles and currently has the Blaugrana sitting at the top of…

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba win big, Rangers fumble again

The two teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Confederations Cup Enyimba and Enugu Rangers enjoyed contrasting fortunes on Sunday in their respective home games. While Enyimba brightened their chance of progressing into the quarter-final stage of this competition with a resounding 4-1 victory over Paradou AC of Algeria, Rangers could…

Real Madrid overcome Atletico to win Super Cup

Real Madrid have emerged as the winners of the Spanish Supercopa after beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties on Sunday night. After a goalless 120 minutes, Sergio Ramos scored what proved to be the decisive spot-kick to seal a 4-1 win after Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey failed to…

Tottenham Vs Liverpool

EPL Round-Up: Liverpool extend lead after historic win over Tottenham

Liverpool continued their phenomenal run in the Premier League on Saturday as they secured maximum points with their 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the match for the Reds, as Jurgen Klopp’s men extend their lead to 16 points ahead of second-placed Leicester City…

Tottenham Vs Liverpool

Tottenham Vs Liverpool LIVE UPDATES: Mourinho Seeks To End Reds’ Unbeaten Run

First-place Liverpool are away to Tottenham Hotspur in the star fixture in the Premier League for the weekend. Aside from extending their lead at the top of the EPL log, Liverpool could be setting a new record tonight if they win. This will be best-ever start in the 131-year history…

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward [Photo: FIFA]

CAF Awards: Ex-Super Falcons captain Nkwocha, others criticised for ‘betraying’ Oshoala

Over 72 hours after the 2019 CAF Awards were completed, many Nigerians are yet to come to terms on the reason why all five individuals selected from the country failed to make Asisat Oshoala their first choice for the Player of the Year award in the Women category. No Nigerian…

L-R Sunday Darey, Amaju Pinnick

Nigeria eyes 2020 Africa Women’s Nations Cup hosting right

After failing in the quest to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed it is interested in hosting the 2020 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. Aside from Nigeria, the Confederation of African Football president, Ahmad Ahmad, has revealed that Equatorial Guinea are also interested…

Philes Moora Ongori in Rotterdam Marathon

Top runners set for action at Lagos City Marathon

More top runners across the world are indicating interest to be part of the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The latest set of elite runners to join the already star-studded list for the February 8 race are Philes Moora Ongori and Dadi Yami. In a statement signed by Head,…

Manchester City used to tell the story.

Carabao Cup: Manchester City inch closer to final after derby win

Manchester City are in the pole position to make it to the final of this season’s Carabao Cup following the massive 3-1 win they recorded away from home against their fierce rivals United on Tuesday night. City enjoyed a bright start at Old Trafford as they raced to a three-goal…

Oshoala

CAF Awards: Mane, Oshoala emerge Africa’s best

Senegal forward, Sadio Mane, has emerged as the 2019 Male African Player of the Year while Nigerian star, Asisat Oshoala, claimed the prize for the women category. Mane saw off the competition from his club teammate, Mohamed Salah, and Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez, to win his maiden individual award…

Manchester Derby (LIVE UPDATES): Rivals fight for Carabao Cup final ticket

Eternal rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are set for another titanic battle as they face off at Old Trafford in the first leg of their eagerly anticipated semi-final clash in the Carabao Cup tonight. Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola have opted to use youth throughout this tournament,…

Usman Abd'Allah

Enyimba sack Abd’allah as coach

Another managerial casualty has been recorded in the Nigeria Professional Football League as eight-time league champions Enyimba have announced the sack of Coach Usman Abd’allah. “After a string of disappointing results the club believes it must set a new course now and regain its competitive edge, domestically and on the…

Plateau United

NPFL Round-Up: Plateau United crush Enyimba

The weather in Jos is harsh and so was the treatment melted out to Enyimba in Sunday’s Matchday 12 Nigeria Professional League tie against Plateau United. Plateau United hammered Enyimba 4-0 to consolidate on their number one position on the NPFL standings. This is the heaviest defeat in recent times…

FA Cup: Dele-Bashiru scores for Watford, Balogun crashes out with Brighton

Two Nigerian players who had enjoyed fringe roles with their English clubs were in the thick of the action on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup third round. While Tom Dele-Bashiru seized the moment, scoring a goal in his first start for Watford, in their home tie against Tranmere Rovers,…

Arsenal players celebrates Sokratis goal (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)

EPL: Arteta leads Arsenal to Victory Over Manchester United

The new Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has finally secured his first victory with the Gunners following their New Year day triumph over Manchester United. Arteta who started his reign at Arsenal with a 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth before losing to city rivals Chelsea in the London Derby oversaw a…

Sokratis scores for the gunners (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)

Arsenal vs Manchester United (LIVE UPDATES): Arteta gunning for first win

After a largely uneventful 2019, Arsenal will be hoping to start the New Year and decade on a bright note as they host one of their fierce rivals, Manchester United, in the pick of the bunch among the day’s Premier League fixtures. For Mikel Arteta, getting his first win as…

JOSE MOURINHO [PHOTO: GettyImages]

EPL: Mourinho starts New Year on losing note

Jose Mourinho's quest for a top-four finish with Tottenham Hotspur has been dealt yet another blow following his losing start in the new year. Danny Ings scored a first-half winner as Southampton inflicted a defeat on Tottenham, who suffered a nightmarish New Year's Day at St Mary's. Ings continued his…

Eyimba team used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Gola.com]

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba lose, Rangers draw

Reigning Nigeria League champions, Enyimba, ended the year 2019 on losing as they were defeated 1-0 by Algerian side Paradou on Sunday night in their CAF Confederation Cup group stage tie Abdelkader Ghorab was the hero for the North African club as he made the most off the blunder committed…

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Mateo Kovacic

Abraham seals victory as Chelsea beat Arsenal in London derby

Tammy Abraham provided the winning goal as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the final London derby for 2019 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday. The Gunners had a bright start with Pierre Aubameyang giving the hosts the lead in the 13th minute. However Chelsea turned the…

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Coach of Manchester City, Mikel Arteta looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Chelsea (LIVE UPDATES): Gunners host Blues in crunch London derby

Two of the most decorated teams in England are set to reignite the fierce rivalry between them as Arsenal play host to Chelsea in another London Derby. The Super Sunday Premier League tie at the Emirates Stadium is Mikel Arteta’s first home game and he would be hoping to make…

EPL: West Ham sack Pellegrini as Iheanacho wrecks Hammers

Another managerial casualty has been recorded in the Premier League as West Ham United have announced that they have parted ways with their erstwhile manager, Manuel Pellegrini Pellegrini is leaving West Ham on a low as the Hammers are just a place and a point above the relegation zone after…

Liverpool celebrates after scoring

EPL: Firmino scores twice as Liverpool pummel Leicester City

Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool hit Leicester City 4-0 in the final Premier League tie on Boxing Day. Having barely won the reverse fixture by a lone goal at Anfield, many had nursed fears that Liverpool's unbeaten run may just end at the King Power stadium. However, the Reds…