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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Cricket U-19 World Cup: Hopes as Team Nigeria departs Lagos for South Africa

The Nigeria Cricket Federation on Sunday presented players that will represent the country at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 taking place in South Africa from January 20 to February 8, 2020, to the media. The Nigerian team will participate at the tournament for the first time. The vice…

Why we want autonomy for AFN – Shehu Gusau

The embattled President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim-Shehu Gusau, has said that the recent call by the federation at its congress in Awka, Anambra State, for autonomy from the Ministry of Youth and Sports was not made in bad taste. Mr Gusau while speaking with journalists in…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba pip San Pedro, Rangers lose in Egypt

It was mixed fortunes for the Nigerian clubs campaigning in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday as Enyimba registered a slim win while Enugu Rangers, the country’s other flag bearers, were thrashed in Egypt. In the game played in Aba, substitute Martins Usule scored the solitary goal as Enyimba battled…

NPFL Round-Up: Kano Pillars hammer Delta Force

Kano Pillars secured their biggest win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in recent times as they hammered Delta Force 6-1 in one of the Matchday 7 fixtures played across the country. Chijoke Alakwe scored twice while the quartet of David Ebuka, Abdullahi Musa, Auwalu Ali and Rabiu Ali…

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Iheanacho scores again as Leicester City close gap on Liverpool

After waiting for 25 games before scoring his first Premier League goal last weekend, Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, was on target again on Sunday for Leicester City in their 4-1 demolition of Aston Villa. The maximum point secured by the Foxes on Sunday has helped the team narrow the…

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INTERVIEW: Why I snubbed Tottenham, other foreign clubs – Segun Odegbami

Fondly called Mathematical, Segun Odegbami ranks high among football players to have come out from this part of the world. Odegbami’s exploits with the Nigeria national team are numerous; including helping the country to her first AFCON title in 1980. However, the vastly-talented superstar played for IICC Shooting Stars of…

Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his World Heavyweight titles after winning a grueling rematch against Andy Ruiz on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia. The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 in favour of the Nigeria-born boxer who now has his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Titles back. In the first bout, back…

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EPL: Rashford, Martial give United victory in Manchester Derby

Manchester United battled to a 2-1 win against rivals Manchester City on Saturday as the resurgence of the Red Devils continued. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial got the goals that helped United surge to the fifth position and also close the gap to fourth place in the Premier League to…

EPL Round-Up: Tottenham secure big win as Chelsea crumble against Everton

It was a case of mixed fortunes for London clubs Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea in their respective Premier League games on Saturday against Burnley and Everton. Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane were on top form as Jose Mourinho’s men romped to a 5-0 win, their biggest in recent…

Manchester Derby (LIVE UPDATES): City, United battle in EPL

Manchester teams, City and United, are not having the best of times at the moment in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium. While Pep Guardiola’s men are seemingly losing the plot to successfully defend the league crown they won back-to-back in the past two seasons,…

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AFN Crisis: Association declares ‘autonomy’ from sports’ ministry

There appears to be no end in sight to the crisis plaguing the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN. Some AFN board members, led by the embattled president of the association, Shehu Gusau, are now on a collision course with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who they accused of…

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EPL: Rashford scores twice as Mourinho suffers defeat at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford scored twice Wednesday night as he ensured Jose Mourinho left Old Trafford empty handed on his first return to Manchester United since he was sacked by the club just under a year ago. The England striker scored either side of Dele Alli’s magnificent individual effort to earn United…

The Manchester United team (Back row L-R: David de Gea, Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Chris Smalling, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial. Front row L-R: Andreas Pereira, Daniel James, Ashley Young, Mason Greenwood) lines up ahead of the International Champions Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Tottenham (LIVE UPDATES): Mourinho returns for Old Trafford showdown

Few months after his unceremonious exit from Manchester United, Jose Mourinho is back at Old Trafford, a place he once referred to as home. The Portuguese manager will be leading a Tottenham team which now looks rejuvenated and will hope to extend their winning streak in the new dispensation. While…

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AFN crisis deepens as faction ‘suspends’ president

The crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has taken another twist as a faction of the board at a parallel congress held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday, suspended the federation's president, Shehu Gusau. The AFN under the leadership of Mr Gusau has been battling with…

UPDATED: Messi wins historic sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has emerged the winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The 32-year-old on Monday night in a ceremony in Paris beat Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo to the top award. Messi thus becomes the first player to win the award on six occasions, having…

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Ballon d’Or 2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Messi, Van Dijk, Ronaldo battle for top prize

All is now set for the Ballon d'Or 2019 awards as Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo are vying for the prestigious award. There are 30 world-class players on the shortlist; including last year's winner Luka Modric. But for many, it is actually a three-horse race. Liverpool defender…

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba

Solomon Ogba resigns from AFN board

The Chairman of the Delta State Athletics Association, Solomon Ogba, has resigned from the present board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The media adviser to the two-time former AFN President, Olukayode Thomas, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that Ogba decided to step down from the present AFN board…

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EPL: Iheanacho seals comeback win for Leicester as Villa hold Man United

Kelechi Iheancho scored his first league goal in 25 games on Sunday and it proved crucial as Leicester City came from behind to register a 2-1 win over Everton at the King Power Stadium. Iheanacho’s dramatic late winner has taken the Foxes three points clear into the second place while…

Gunmen attack Nigerian club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, were on Friday attacked by armed robbers at Kabba junction, near Lokoja in Kogi State. According to a statement released by the club, armed robbers dressed in NYSC uniforms carried out the attack at about 1:30 p.m. “This is to inform the…

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Arsenal sack Emery

Unai Emery has been sacked as manager of Arsenal. The Spaniard oversaw a disastrous run of form that saw his side go seven games without a win for the first time since 1992. Touted to be the messiah the Gunners wanted, Emery, 48, was appointed in the summer of 2018…

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Basketball: Gidi Giants emerge champions at Temple Jam tournament

The inaugural Temple Jam Basketball tournament has produced Gidi Giants as the maiden champions. Over a thousand spectators crammed into the indoor hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium to watch the Gidi Giants defeat the Gombe Bulls 58-51 in a tense and pulsating affair. The Temple Jam basketball tournament, an…

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Lagos City Marathon: Organisers announce plans for 2020 edition

Innovations and plans for the 2020 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have been unveiled by the organisers and sponsors. At a media parley held at the Press Center of the Lagos State secretariat, Alausa, Bukola Oloapade, the consultant for the marathon, confirmed the new status of the…

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UCL: Injury blow for Tammy Abraham as Valencia, Chelsea tie ends in stalemate

The UEFA Champions League Matchday 5 tie between Valencia and Chelsea lived up to the billing but ended in a stalemate as both sides played out a thrilling 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Estadio Mestalla. While the draw was a better result for Chelsea, the Blues were dealt a blow…

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Valencia vs Chelsea (LIVE UPDATES): Blues seek revenge in Spain

Chelsea will be hoping to get revenge in Spain tonight as they face Valencia in one of the Matchday 5 games of the UEFA Champions League. When Chelsea faced Valencia on Matchday One, they were still attempting to adjust to life under Frank Lampard, and the visitors cashed on that…

UCL Round-Up: Mourinho sets new record as Spurs secure comeback win

Jose Mourinho on Tuesday became the first man to lead three English clubs in the UEFA Champions League. The auspicious occasion was marked with a spectacular 4-2 comeback win by Tottenham Hotspurs against Olympiacos. Mourinho before tonight had managed Chelsea and Manchester United in the UCL before adding Spurs to…