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 of the website.

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Iheanacho

AFCON Qualifiers: Iheanacho, 11 others arrive Eagles’ camp

The Super Eagles' camp in Victoria is finally coming alive as more players have arrived ahead of the September 8 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles. The Super Eagles are lodged at the Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa in Victoria ahead of Saturday’s crunch tie against Seychelles. As…

Super Eagles of Nigeria (Photo Credit: Reuters)

AFCON Qualifiers: Three Super Eagles stars ruled out of tie

Three Super Eagles players from the original roster of the 24 invited for the September 8 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles have been ruled out of the crucial tie. The affected trio as announced by the Nigeria Football Federation on their official twitter handle are Ola Aina,…

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala

Buhari, Ambode’s China visit excites Oshoala

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, has expressed great delight at meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage during his visit to China. Oshoala who also had interactions with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, lauded his support to the course of women and good governance in general. “I must really…

Access Bank Lagos Marathon

2019 Lagos City Marathon holds February

The fourth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been fixed for February 2, 2019. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communications and Media, Yussuf Alli, the General Manager for the Lagos Marathon explained that the new date was chosen to align with the new international calendar…

Lionel Messi (Photo Credit: Opta Joe)

La Liga: Messi sets records as Barcelona demolish Huesca

Lionel Messi once again showed why he is regarded as one of the greatest football players ever as he scored a brace in Barcelona’s 8-2 demolition of newly-promoted Huesca. Aside from scoring two goals in the big win, Messi also added some new records to his already long list. Top-flight…

EPL: Moses missing again as Chelsea continue perfect run

Former Nigerian international, Victor Moses, was not listed for action again on Saturday as Chelsea continued their perfect run in the Premier League this season with a 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth. Since the arrival of Maurizo Sarri at Stamford Bridge, Moses has moved from a key player to a…

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt wins big in first professional football game

The world’s fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, is following through his ambition to pursue a professional career in football. He had a winning debut on Friday as his team, Central Coast Mariners, emerge as 6-1 winners in a pre-season friendly. Bolt was introduced into the game in the last 20…

Vincent Enyeama quits French Club, Lille

Former Nigeria international, Vincent Enyeama, has left LOSC Lille by mutual consent. The Ligue 1 side confirmed this development on Friday via a brief statement on their official website. Les Dogues confirmed that the 36-year-old's contract was terminated by mutual consent on Friday. "Beyond his performances, LOSC and its supporters…

Europa League Draw: Arsenal face Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea get PAOK

Alex Iwobi and his Arsenal teammates have been handed a fair draw in the Europa League group stage. The Gunners will be battling it out against Sporting Lisbon, Azerbaijani side Qarabag and Ukrainian outfit Vorskla Poltava. Elsewhere, Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates also have a kind draw but they…

lobi

Troubled Nigeria League set to end early

The last time Lobi Stars of Markurdi won the Nigeria League title was in 1999, but there are strong indications that they are set to be crowned champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League for 2017/18 season. With 24 games played and 14 yet to be decided, Lobi Stars are…

Blessing Okagbare

Diamond League Final: Okagbare disqualified in Zurich

Hopes of Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor, causing an upset and perhaps emerging tops at the final leg of the money-spinning Diamond League in Zurich has been dashed. Okagbare in Thursday’s 100m race was disqualified for a false start thus giving her no room to challenge for the…

Luka Modric

Modric defeats Ronaldo, Salah to win UEFA Best Player Award

Midfield powerhouse and Croatia captain, Luka Modric, has been voted the best player in Europe last season. He was voted as the winner of the UEFA award ahead of his former Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah. Modric helped Madrid win a third straight Champions League…

Young athletes on the track [Photo Credit: Making of Champions]

Athletics: Inter-secondary schools athletics event holds November

The modalities for the maiden Government College Ughelli, GCU Relays, have been released. According to the organising committee for the 1st GCU Relays, at least 20 secondary schools from across the country will be competing in the one-day event fixed for November 17 at the ultra-modern tartan tracks recently presented…

Wasiu Alalade Enyimba

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba progress to quarter-final

Enyimba International are through to the quarter-final phase of the CAF Confederation Cup after they secured a hard-earned 1-0 win over Congolese team, CARA Brazzaville, on Wednesday. Playing in Aba for the first time in almost three years, owing to renovation works at the Aba International Stadium, the Peoples Elephant…

Super Eagles of Nigeria (Photo Credit: Reuters)

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles get new date for Seychelles tie

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series Matchday 2 encounter between the Super Eagles and the Seychelles National Team, known as Pirates, will take place on Saturday, September 8, as against the widely circulated date of Friday, September 7. The Seychelles Football Federation have confirmed the date in a…

Lucas Moura and Harry Kane celebrates

EPL: Tottenham crush Manchester United at Old Trafford

Lucas Moura scored two goals on Monday night to help Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in the last Week 3 game of the Premier League. The Brazilian's first goal came minutes after Harry Kane's deadlock-breaking header. He then capped Tottenham's biggest win at United in 46…

Festus Keyamo

NFF Crisis: Keyamo accuses minister of falsehood

The head of the legal team to Amaju Pinnick and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Festus Keyamo, has accused the minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung, of falsehood in the lingering NFF crisis. Mr Keyamo, who also heads President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 election communication team, said in a lengthy…

Alex Iwobi of Arsenal FC

EPL: Liverpool go top as Iwobi wins with Arsenal

Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was in the starting line up for Arsenal on Saturday as the Gunners finally secured their first win of the season, beating West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates. Arsenal, who had lost their first two games of the season against Manchester City and Chelsea, started on…

Salisu Yusuf

Rohr reacts to bribery scandal involving Super Eagles Coach

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has reacted to the bribery scandal involving one of his assistants, Salisu Yusuf. Mr Yusuf was videoed collecting money on camera in a sting operation carried out by Ghanaian Investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Though Rohr was definitive that Yusuf will not be on…

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AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo tops 24-man list of invited players for Seychelles tie

Despite the backlash that greeted his performance at the last World Cup in Russia, Odion Ighalo is top on the list of invited players for the Super Eagles’ Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifiers away to Seychelles. Ighalo came under fire after blowing up a good chance in the Eagles'…

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr.

AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr Set To unveil Nigeria Super Eagles’ list

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, are set for action again after their not too impressive campaign at the last World Cup in Russia. Officials confirmed to thenff.com that Coach Gernot Rohr will on Friday this week release his list of invited players for the Africa Cup of Nations,…

Messi misses out as UEFA reveals nominees for Player of The Year award

The name Lionel Messi has, for the past few years, been a reoccurring decimal when it comes to top football awards across the world. However, the Argentine was overlooked as UEFA on Monday reeled out their final three nominees for UEFA Player of The Year award for the 2017/18 season.…

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has seen the competition expanded to 48 nations

NFF Crisis: FIFA releases statement on Nigeria

The world football governing body, FIFA, has officially responded to claims by the Nigerian government about its correspondences pertaining to the Nigeria Football Federation crisis. FIFA initially made public its plan to suspend Nigeria from all football-related activities if the administration of the game is not returned to Amaju Pinnick…

Ndidi

Ndidi excited over new six-year Leicester deal

The chances of Nigerian international Wilfred Ndidi playing for another club anytime soon has gotten slimmer as the midfielder opted to sign a new six-year deal with Leicester City at the weekend. Ndidi is obviously less bothered about trying out life at another club having expressed great delight at the…

People playing Tennis used to illustrate the story.

Lagos Open Tennis: Players’ registration ends September 13

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given deadlines for the registration of players ahead of this year’s Lagos Open Tennis Championship. The Lagos Open will hold from September 29 to October 13 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. The world tennis governing body on its website said that players…