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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Kanu (Photo Credit: The SUN)

Throwback: Kanu Nwankwo’s magical hat-trick against Chelsea clocks 20 years

It was looking like a lost course as all hopes seem lost with barely 15 minutes left on the clock in the traditionally tense London derby between city rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. The Blues were already two goals up and were already thinking they had recorded another famous win over…

Club Brugge's Emmanuel Dennis shots at goal in UEFA Champions League match with PSG

UEFA Champions League Round-Up: Nigeria’s Bonaventure suffers heavy defeat against PSG

After hugging the headlines with his twin strike against Real Madrid on matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure was at the receiving end on Tuesday. His Belgian team, Club Brugge, was whipped 5-0 by PSG with Kylian Mbappe netting a hat trick…

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development [Photo: NCC]

Doha 2019: Minister inaugurates committee to probe Nigeria’s poor performance

While the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship held in Doha has ended, the sour taste of Nigeria’s poor performance remains. To this end, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has inaugurated an Advisory Committee to review Nigeria’s participation at the competition. The minister gave the committee one…

Lagos Open Tennis: French, Indian Players Win Finals

The 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship ended on Monday with France-born Nigerian player, Calvin Hemery and Indian Riya Bhatia winning the men and women's singles respectively. The finals, which was shifted 24 hours because of heavy downpour in Lagos metropolis on Sunday was the climax of the second leg of…

Messi and Ronaldo [TALKSPORT]

Ballon d’Or 2019: Lionel Messi, Ronaldo headline 30-man list

Fierce rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are top on a 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or 2019 released on Monday. Virgil van Dijk who has recently been challenging the dominance of the duo is also in the star-studded list, but Brazilian and PSG superstar Neymar failed to make the…

Chukwueze gets nomination for top international award

Nigerian youngster Samuel Chukwueze has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards for players under the age of 21: the Kopa Trophee organised by France Football. The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Villarreal of Spain of winger is shortlisted alongside other top players like Vinicius Jr, Matthijs DeLigt,…

EPL: Sheffield United stun Arsenal

Arsenal missed the chance to go third on the Premier League table on Monday night as the Gunners were condemned to a surprise 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United. Lys Mousset got the all-important goal as the Gunners’ woes away from home in the League continued on Monday. The Frenchman’s first-half…

Godwin Okoko

15-year-old Okoko wins golf tournament in Lagos

Godwin Okoko of Otukpo Golf Club, Benue State, has emerged as the new champion in the 6th Awa Ibraheem Junior Golf Championship concluded over the weekend in the Lagos The 15-yeard-old edged defending champion and club mate John Alex in the second playoff hole after the two players were tied…

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)

EPL: Manchester United, Liverpool end tie in stalemate

Neither Manchester United nor Liverpool looked satisfied as their Premier League tie ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Old Trafford. The Reds went in front in the 36th minute albeit in a debatable manner as Marcus Rashford poked in the ball after receiving a good cross from David…

Man Utd vs Liverpool. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sky SPorts]

Manchester United vs Liverpool (LIVE UPDATES): Reds seek to extend perfect run at Old Trafford

Liverpool will be hoping to make it nine wins in a row as they take on Manchester United in the Super Sunday clash in the Premier League. Though the present League table reflects a wide gap between Liverpool and United, the two teams are indeed fierce rivals and an explosive…

Alimi Sikiru at CHAN 2020 Qualifiers

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Nigeria fail to qualify despite home win over Togo

Nigeria secured a 2-0 win over their counterparts from Togo in the second leg of their African Nations Championships (Chan) qualifiers on Saturday at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. Sikiru Alimi got the two goals for the hosts but his effort was still not enough as Nigeria failed in their quest…

Leicester City against Burnley

EPL Round-Up: Ndidi moves to second spot with Leicester City

Things are looking up nicely for Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi as he and his teammates at Leicester City have momentarily moved up to the second spot on the Premier League table just behind Liverpool. The Foxes took the big leap on the EPL standings after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley…

Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre

Lagos Open Tennis: 16-year-old Nigerian causes upset

An unseeded Nigerian, Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre, has qualified for the quarter-final of the Lagos Open tournament. The 16-year-old caused a major upset as she edged out tournament's number 8th seed, Serbian Curovic Tamara. Tamara could not continue the second-round match in the second set. Before signalling to the referee that…

Nigeria vs Togo at Wafu Cup of Nations [PHOTO CREDIT: ESPN]

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Nigeria invites 20 players for Togo clash

The head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, Imama Amapakabo, has invited 20 players to take on Togo’s Sparrow Hawks in Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying final leg in Lagos. Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who was denied action during the Brazil friendly, tops the list of invitees.…

Oyinlomo Quadre

Lagos Open (2nd Leg): Nigeria’s Quadre, Blessing reach second round

Two Nigerian players survived first-round scare when the main draws of the second leg of 2019 Lagos Open Tennis served off on Wednesday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre was too much for her opponent from Denmark, Dasam Divine Nweke, who she beat in straight sets…

Enyimba-Kano

NPFL: Enyimba to face Nasarawa United as new season kicks of November

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season has been fixed to begin on November 3 with defending champions Enyimba starting out against Nasarawa United. The new date for the NPFL kickoff was announced Monday night as the draw for the season was held concurrently in Abuja. The draw was…

Ifeanyi Anaemena of Enyimba nods home his first goal against Rangers in Aba

NPFL: Enyimba to begin title defence against Nasarawa United

The 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season has now been fixed to commence on November 3 with defending champions Enyimba starting out against Nasarawa United. The new date for the NPFL kickoff was announced late Monday night as the draws for the season was also conducted concurrently in Abuja.…

Cristiano Ronaldo [PHOTO CREDIT: Givemesports]

Euro Qualifiers: Ronaldo nets 700th goal, Fikayo fails to make England debut

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal on Monday night but it was not enough to save Portugal from defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Ukraine in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Portugal went into the tie five points behind their opponents in Group B with a game in hand.…

Lagos Open Women's Single Winner2

Lagos Open: Hemery, Nahimana win maiden singles’ titles

Frenchman Calvin Hemery and Sada Nahimana from Burundi have claimed their maiden Lagos Open titles following their victories in the men’s and women’s singles on Monday at the Lagos Tennis club, Onikan. Hemery produced a ruthless performance in Monday’s final as he swept Aldin Setkic, a former champion, 6-1, 6-2…

Brazil superstar Neymar

Neymar out for four weeks after Nigeria friendly injury

Brazil superstar Neymar is set for another spell on the sidelines after his brief appearance in Sunday’s friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria. The Paris Saint Germain forward, who was making his 101st appearance for Brazil, hobbled off clutching a hamstring early into the friendly international at the Singapore…

King Davidson against Castaneda

Boxing: Nigeria duo retain world titles as monarch promotions debuts in England

The sold-out event tagged 'The Homecoming', took place at the historic St George’s Hall in Bradford, hometown of Tasif Khan, who defended his World Boxing Union (WBU) Super Flyweight title in the main event. The iconic St George's Hall was hosting a boxing event for the first time in its…

Sada Nahimana

Lagos Open Tennis: Burundi’s Nahimana reaches first leg final

Debutant Sada Nahimana from Burundi has reached into the final of the women's singles of the first leg of 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship, which is ongoing at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The 18-year old defeated Sweden's Fanny Oslund in a straight-set of 6-3,6-1 in the semi-final decided…

Super Eagles Vs Brazil

Ratings: How Nigerian players fared against Brazil

To stop five-time world champions Brazil from getting a victory everyone knows they badly crave, you need a five-star performance. The Super Eagles gave a semblance of that in Sunday’s contest in Singapore that ended 1-1. The three-time African champions raced into the lead in the first half before they…

Joe Aribo scored his second goal in two games as the Super Eagles

Nigeria versus Brazil ends in stalemate

Joe Aribo scored his second goal in two games as the Super Eagles secured a thrilling 1-1 draw against the Brazil national team on Sunday in an international friendly played in Singapore. The 23-year-old Rangers midfielder bagged a goal on his Nigeria debut in September, opening the scoring in a…

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

Brazil Vs Nigeria Live Updates: Super Eagles battle Samba Boys in Singapore

All is now set for the high-profile friendly match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Samba Boys of Brazil. This is the first meeting at senior level between both continental powerhouses since the 2003 friendly played in Abuja to open the then newly-built National stadium. Sunday’s contest billed…