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

Posts by Tunde Eludini:

Jay-Jay Okocha [PHOTO CREDIT: @IAmOkocha]

FIFA, CAF, NFF celebrate Okocha on 47th birthday

Nigeria's football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, is being celebrated across the world today (Friday) as he turns 47 years. Leading the celebrations is the world football governing body, FIFA, who described the former Super Eagles captain as a ‘born-entertainer.' https://twitter.com/FIFAcom/status/1294202346386358274 FIFA on their official Twitter handle wrote: "A Super…

Bayern Munich wins FC Barcelona [PHOTO CREDIT: @FCBayernEN]

Messi-less: Bayern Munich humiliate Barcelona to reach UCL semifinal

Bayern Munich have qualified for the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League and they did so in stunning fashion with an 8-2 thumping of Barcelona on Friday night in Lisbon. The Bavarians who have been in spectacular form in recent times showed no respect for Barcelona, led by reigning world…

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich [PHOTO: TW: @FCBayern]

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich (LIVE UPDATES): German, Spanish rivalry reignited

After the RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid entertaining quarter final tie, another German, Spanish contest is set to light up the UEFA Champions League tonight. This time Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates will be facing an in-form Bayern Munich which boasts of superstars like Robert Lewandowski among many others.…

New Arsenal signing and Brazilian international, Willian. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Arsenal]

Willian signs three-year Arsenal deal

The Brazilian international, Willian, has signed a three-year deal to join the English Premier League side, Arsenal, ahead of the 2020/21 season, the club announced Friday. The 32-year-old forward in the last seven seasons played with Arsenal's city rivals, Chelsea, making more than 600 club appearances in a career spanning…

RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid [PHOTO: TW: @ChampionsLeague]

Champions League: RB Leipzig knock out Atletico Madrid

The fairy tale run of RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League continued on Thursday night as the German side piped Atletico Madrid 2-1 to qualify for the semi final. This is the first time RB Leipzig are making it as far as the quarter final and many thought they…

Leon Balogun [Photo Credit: Rangers.co.uk]

Leon Balogun Injured Again

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has suffered another injury setback at his new club in Glasgow Rangers after enjoying a blistering start at the Scottish Premier League club. Leon has been receiving rave reviews since arriving in Glasgow from Championship side Wigan Athletic. The centre-back has helped Rangers to three…

PSG team celebrate late goal against Pasalic to qualify for Champions League semi-final. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter page of PSG]

Late goals help PSG qualify for Champions League semi-final

PSG qualified for the semi-final of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League semi-final Wednesday night following a 2-1 victory over Atalanta. The Parisians left it late after they conceded in the first half of the encounter. Mario Pasalic put the Italian team ahead in the 27th minute of the match played…

Dele Aiyenugba

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper joins Kwara United

The Nigerian Professional Football League side, Kwara United, have announced the signing of former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba, ahead of the 2020/21 season. Kwara United were struggling in the relegation zone before the 2019/20 season was abruptly ended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In the quest for a better…

Golden Eaglets 1985

Buhari was not allowed to reward us well for winning Nigeria’s first World Cup 35 years ago – Ugbade

The captain of the historic Nigeria's U16 team that won the maiden FIFA U-16 World Cup, Nduka Ugbade, has mixed feelings as the world today remembers the historic feat attained by him and his teammates 35 years ago. While Ugbade is elated with the nostalgic feeling of ruling the world…

NFF Chairman and CAF VP, Amaju Pinnick

NFF announces beneficiaries of $2m COVID-19 relief fund

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, the Supporters Club, as well as Mascots, have all been captured in the breakdown of the planned distribution of monies received by the Nigeria Football Federation from FIFA, CAF and sponsors. Following the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, these funds are meant to serve…

Manchester United - Fc Copenhagen

Europa League: Man United, Inter through to semifinal

The Nigerian duo of Victor Moses and Odion Igahlo have secured berths in the semifinal of the Europa League with Inter Milan and Manchester United respectively. While Moses was in action as Inter piped Bayern Leverkusen 2-1 on Monday night at the Merkur Spiel-Arena, Ighalo was completely overlooked as United…

Victor Osimhen[PHOTO CREDIT: @victorosimhen9]

Osimhen apologises for outburst on journalists

The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as "copy and paste." In his Twitter rant, the Napoli FC forward said "thunder should fire" the journalists for reporting his comment following his much-publicised move from France to Italy. The media…

Leon Balogun

Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo win again with Rangers

Nigerian defender, Leon Balogun, is currently having a smooth ride in the Scottish Premier League with Glasgow Rangers. Balogun, who started on a winning note last weekend away to Aberdeen, was also in the thick of the action on Sunday as Rangers defeated St.Miren 3-0 at the Ibrox Stadium. Balogun…

Victor Osimhen [PHOTO CREDIT: @Ligue1_ENG]

How top Nigerian footballers fared abroad in challenging season (PART 2)

The 2019/20 football season across the globe was a challenging one, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that disrupted schedules and even led to the cancellation of some leagues' seasons. Like their counterparts across the world, Nigerian players were in the thick of the action but as would always be…

FC Barcelona celebrating their qualification into the quarter finals. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of FC Barcelona]

Champions League: Messi shines as Barca, Bayern grab last quarter-final slots

Lionel Messi had a good game on Saturday as Barcelona and Bayern Munich grabbed the remaining two quarter-final tickets left in this season’s UEFA Champions League. While Barcelona thumped Napoli 3-1 at Camp Nou, Bayern Munich completed a double over Chelsea, beating the Blues 4-1 at the Allianz Arena. Unlike…

Alex Iwobi debuts for Everton

How Top Nigerian Players Fared In Challenging Football Season (PART 1)

The 2019/20 football season across the globe was a challenging one, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that disrupted schedules and even led to the cancellation of some leagues. Like their counterparts across the world, Nigerian players were in the thick of the action, but, as it would always be…

Maurizio Sarri

Juventus sack Sarri after Champions League exit

Juventus have officially announced that they have parted ways with their erstwhile coach, Maurizio Sarri. Predictions that an early exit from the UEFA Champions League may cost Sarri his job as the Juventus coach was fulfilled on Saturday. The 61-year-old was relieved of his job less than 24 hours after…

Mutiu-Adepoju

INTERVIEW: Why I’m not coaching despite my UEFA licence — Mutiu Adepoju

Despite his huge successes on and off the pitch, Mutiu Adepoju ranks high among humble achievers who have played for the Super Eagles. The Headmaster tells PREMIUM TIMES why he is slow at embracing a coaching role even though he is qualified for one. Adepoju also speaks on his role…

ManCity against Real madrid [PHOTO CREDIT: @realmadriden]

Champions League: City knock out Madrid as Ronaldo crashes with Juventus

After conquering their respective leagues, Real Madrid and Juventus have been denied the chance of doing same in the Champions League. In their respective second leg Round of 16 tie on Friday night, Real and Juventus failed to get the desired results that would have seen them progress in the…

Champions League (LIVE UPDATES): Real Madrid battle Manchester City for Quarter Final ticket

LaLiga champions Real Madrid will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit as they go head on against Manchester City for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tonight. City did their ambition for a maiden Champions League title lots of good when they recorded an impressive victory…

Odion Ighalo

Europa League: Ighalo, Moses through to quarter-finals with United, Inter

The chances of seeing a Nigerian lift the Europa League trophy this season is still very much on track following the victories recorded by the duo of Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses with their respective teams on Wednesday night. While Ighalo was in the starting line up as Manchester United…

Leon Balogun [Photo Credit: Rangers.co.uk]

Scottish Premier League: Leon Balogun in Team of the Week

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has made it into the first Team of the Week in the Scottish Premier League following his fantastic performance for his new club Rangers at the weekend. Balogun was hailed for dominating opposing attackers and helping his team to maximum points away from home in…

Amuneke-in-Barca [Photo Credit: Voice Of Nigeria]

How Atlanta 96 Olympics helped my move to Barcelona — Amuneke

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has given insight into how his exploits at the 1996 Olympics helped his move to Barcelona. For over 10 years Spanish club, Barcelona had no African player in their team after previously having the trio of Jorge Alberto Mendoça (Angola), José Antonio Ramos (Morocco)…

Asisat Oshoala [PHOTO CREDIT: @FCBfemeni]

Oshoala scores twice in Barcelona friendly

Nigerian football superstar, Asisat Oshoala, returned to football action with a bang on Sunday; scoring twice in Barcelona women's friendly match against French club Montpellier. In the game played behind-closed-doors in adherence to health precautions, the two goals from Oshoala saw Barcelona romping to a 3-0 win over their opponents.…

Leon Balogun [Photo Credit: Rangers.co.uk]

Leon Balogun Reflects On Debut Game With Rangers

Super Eagles and Rangers centre back, Leon Balogun, had a lot to say after making his debut for his new club at the weekend. There was the good, bad and ugly for the Nigerian international on his debut and he admitted he was unhappy with a nasty challenge from Aberdeen…