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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Odion Ighalo

Chinese club offers Ighalo bumper deal; star may become Africa’s best paid

Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo would have to make up his mind if he likes to continue chasing his dream at Manchester United or he would return to China to rejoin his team Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese big spenders are offering Ighalo a new bumper £400,000 (about N180m) per week…

Dayo Ojo, football player with Enyimba

Two abducted Nigerian footballers freed

A member of the Super Eagles B team to the last African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Morocco, Dayo Ojo, has regained his freedom from the den of kidnappers. Ojo who plays his club football with Nigeria Professional Football League side, Enyimba, was abducted last Sunday at Ipele, along Benin –Akure…

The Olympic Rings [PHOTO CREDIT: beIN SPORTS]

Why we support postponement of Olympic Games – NBBF

The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has outlined reasons why it is in full support of the International Olympics Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics for another one year. In a statement issued after the postponement was made official, the NBBF President, Musa Kida, commended the IOC…

Coronavirus: IOC set to announce postponement of 2020 Olympic Games

With more countries already threatening to pull out and the coronavirus pandemic not abating, there are strong indications that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may be officially postponed today (Tuesday). It is understood that officials of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be meeting with the Japanese government today and…

The Olympic Rings stand in front of the flags of Nations in the Olympic Park in Sochi.. Picture date: Monday February 3, 2014. See PA story OLYMPICS Sochi. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

Coronavirus: Japan, IOC agree to postpone 2020 Olympics

The back and forth concerning the 2020 Olympic Games has finally been rested following the confirmation on Tuesday by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, that an agreement has been reached to postpone Tokyo Games by about one year. CNN reports Abe…

Commercial sex worker awaiting customers (Photo Credit: Nairametrics.com)

At Lagos’ popular commercial sex district, coronavirus scares away customers

Last Friday night at Allen Avenue, Lagos, there was a lull in human traffic. Loud music from giant loudspeakers, however, was a constant at strategic locations along this road, in the heart of Ikeja, renowned as a convergence point for commercial sex workers and their potential customers. Primarily a residential…

Mourane Fellaini

Coronavirus: Ex-Manchester United midfielder Fellaini tests positive

More professional football palyers across the world are testing positive to the dreaded coronavirus. The latest is former Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian in a post on Twitter made the announcement of his status but he also remains positive of getting back to sound health soon. The 32-year-old,…

Super Eagles stars battle for Pitch Award

Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo and Asisat Oshoala are top on the list of nominees for the 7th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards. Ighalo, Osimhen and Ndidi will be vying in the top category for King of the Pitch Award. Ageless defender, Onome Ebi of Henan Huishang,…

Ifeanyi George

Nigerian footballer dies In road accident

Another death has been recorded in the Nigeria football fraternity as Enugu Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George, lost his life early Sunday morning in a ghastly motor accident. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Ifeanyi was going to his base in Lagos with two other teammates when they were involved in the car…

COVID-19: Coronavirus

Another Juventus striker tests positive to coronavirus

Italian football club Juventus has announced that a third player in the team has tested positive to the dreaded coronavirus. The latest case is striker Paulo Dybala, who also confirmed his girlfriend Oriana Sabatin has tested positive for the virus. According to Dybala, neither he nor his girlfriend is displaying…

Heartland Vs Kano Pillars NPFL Matchday 13

Coronavirus: Nigerian Football League suspended

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has been suspended until further notice in line with global health preventive protocol against the coronavirus disease (COVID 19). The League Management Company (LMC) on Wednesday said it would review the suspension after consulting the nation's health authorities, namely, the Federal Ministry of Health…

Mikel Obi (Photo Credit: Football Live)

Mikel quits Turkish club amid coronavirus outbreak

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has mutually terminated his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor. Trabzonspor in an official statement on Tuesday confirmed they have indeed parted ways with Mikel, but no reason was adduced for the decision. Mikel joined the Turkish league leaders at the start of the…

UEFA building used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: TalkSPORT]

Coronavirus forces postponement of Euro 2020

The European football governing body, UEFA, has released a statement to confirm that the Euro 2020 tournament scheduled for this summer has been postponed for a year. The postponement is coming on the heels of the coronavirus, the pandemic that has ravaged the globe with Europe having its fair share…

Why Buhari authorised postponement of National Sports Festival – Ministers

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, and the Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Mamora, have given more insights into how and why the National Sports Festival billed to commence this weekend was postponed. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the approval given by President Muhammadu Buhari that the Sports…

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development [PHOTO CREDIT: @SundayDareSD]

Nigeria postpones National Sports Festival over coronavirus

The 20th National Sports Festival billed to flag off in Benin City, Edo State, this weekend has been postponed. The Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, made the announcement on Tuesday via his official Twitter handle. The minister, who had earlier revealed that the sports ministry was meeting with…

Nigeria’s Flamingoes

U17 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria’s Flamingoes beat Guinea to reach next round

The Nigeria U17 Women’s Team are through to the next round of 2020 U17 FIFA Women World Cup qualifiers. The Flamingoes progressed to the next round in style after they thrashed Guinea 5-1 on Saturday at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. After a rather slow start, Imuran Rofiat broke the deadlock…

Super Eagles. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of SUper Eagles]

Coronavirus: CAF postpones matches involving Super Eagles, others

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone has been postponed indefinitely alongside other Match Day 3 and 4 of the qualifiers scheduled for 25 - 31 March 2020. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, made the announcement…

Hudson-Odoi.[CREDIT Goal.com]

EPL: Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi tests positive to coronavirus

The chances of the English Premier League going on as scheduled is under serious threat following the high profile positive coronavirus cases that have been confirmed by two top teams, Arsenal and Chelsea. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Arsenal confirmed that their coach Mikel Arteta has tested positive. Chelsea have now…

Odion Ighalo celebrates his goal [PHOTO: talkSPORT]

Europa League : Ighalo scores as Manchester United secure big win in Austria

Former Nigerian international Odion Ighalo is proving to be money well spent having recorded his fourth goal on Thursday night for Manchester United in the Europa League. United were ruthless as they trounced their host LASK 5-0 in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie. Despite…

Daniele Rugani, Juventus FC player. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Daniele Rugani]

Juventus defender tests positive to coronavirus

Top Italian football club, Juventus, have confirmed that one of its players, Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Rugani, who also a member of the Italian national team, is the first player in the Serie A to test positive for the disease. Juventus announced the result of the…

Liverpool players jubilate after a win over Wolverhampton Wanderers [Photo: @LiverpoolFc]

UCL: Atletico Madrid knock Liverpool out

For the first time in 43 games, Liverpool were beaten at Anfield on Wednesday night as they were sent packing from this year’s UEFA Champions League following their 2-3 loss to Atletico Madrid. Marcos Llorente was the hero for the Spanish team as he scored twice in extra time, the…

RB Leipzig

UCL: RB Leipzig, Atalanta seal quarter final spots

German club RB Leipzig as well as Italian side Atalanta have both qualified for the quarter final stage of the UEFA Champions League. Having both secured favourable results in the first leg, both teams followed up with equally impressive results in Tuesday's second leg ties. While Leipzig blew Tottenham Hotspur…

Manchester United

UPDATED: EPL: Manchester United completes double over City

Manchester United made it 10 games unbeaten across all competitions on Sunday as they thumped local rivals Manchester City 2-0 in a fierce derby at Old Trafford. Anthony Martial and Scot McTominay got the goals as United made it a double over City having won the reverse fixture at the…

Nasarawa United player Chieme Martins

UPDATED: Nigerian footballer slumps, dies during league match

There was tragedy in one of the Nigeria Professional Football League games on Sunday as a Nasarawa United player, Chieme Martins, slumped and died. According to witnesses, Martins slumped after a collision with a Katsina United player, on Sunday afternoon, and efforts to revive him by the medics and subsequent…

Manchester United FC

Manchester Derby (LIVE UPDATES): Ighalo Set For Crunch Test Against City

Another instalment of the Manchester Derby will hold this evening at Old Trafford as fierce local rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City, will square up in the Premier League Super Sunday tie. Sunday’s fixture at the Theater of Dreams will be the fourth time in the space of three months…