Football

Stephen Keshi

Former Super Eagles Director, Laloko, hails Keshi for ending “Big boy” football

Mr. Laloko believes Nigeria’s key to winning the nations cup was using local based players. A former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Kashimawo Laloko, has praised the Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, for ending the “Era of Big Boy” football in Nigeria. Mr. Laloko’s remark came against the backdrop of the Super […]

Six nations bid to host 2019 AFCON

A total of six countries are bidding to the host the 2019 African Nations Cup finals but the Confederation of African Football are refusing to name them. “We have had expression of interests but we have no yet began the process for the bidding candidates, so we cannot release any names,” said CAF general secretary […]

Flying Eagles play goalless draw with Benin Republic

The Nigerian youth team are preparing for an African tournament to hold in March. Nigeria’s Flying Eagles were on Saturday in Abuja held to a goalless draw by their Benin counterparts in a warm-up game preparatory to the African Youth championship in Algeria. The Flying Eagles played a man short after 63 minutes when a […]

FA Cup: Blackburn knocks out Arsenal

Arsenal may end the season trophyless again. Championship side, Blackburn Rovers, Saturday, stunned Premier League giants, Arsenal, inside the Emirates as they ran away with a lone goal victory to send the Gunners out of this year’s FA Cup. Before Saturday’s shocking defeat, Arsene Wenger had never lost to lower league opposition in the FA […]

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Kano Pillars get good start in CAF Champions League

The Nigerian champions defeated their central African Republic opponent convincingly. One of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars, on Saturday got their campaign in the continent’s biggest club football competition on a bright note as they secured a 5-1 win in their first round, first leg game against Olympique de Bangui of […]

Osaze sacks agent

The Nigerian striker announced his decision on Friday.

Why Nigeria is still ranked below Cote d’ Ivoire, Mali despite winning AFCON

Find out how FIFA ranks team through a simple arithmetic.

Delta Governor names Asaba Stadium after Keshi, pours naira on Super Eagles

Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has toed the Federal Government’s line, rewarding members of the victorios Super Eagles team to the just concluded African cup of Nations with millions of naira. At the reception held at the Asaba international event center,  Mr. Uduaghan also named the Asaba stadium after the team coach, Stephen Keshi, an indigine […]

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

No going back on foreign technical director, says Nigeria Football Federation

The Nigeria Football Federation said it still intends to hire a foreign technical director.

Sports Minister says Keshi remains Super Eagles’ Coach

Keshi’s had issues with the Nigeria Football Federation.

Triumphant Super Eagles’ return to Nigeria – Live Updates

After winning the African cup of Nations in South Africa, the winning Super Eagles team arrive Nigeria today with the trophy. Premium Times brings you live updates of the Super Eagles reception in Nigeria. [liveblog]

Inside story of Coach Keshi’s resignation

The unexpected resignation of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, was a deliberate plot to draw the attention of the presidency to the shoddy manner the Nigerian Football Federation is managing the affairs of the team and the lack of faith in Mr Keshi’s ability, Premium Times can report today. A source close to Mr Keshi said the coach […]

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

Confusion trails Keshi’s “resignation”

The Nigerian Coach reportedly announced his resignation on a South African radio station.

Mikel, Moses, Emenike, Pitroipa named in CAF Team of Tournament

Nigeria dominated the Confederation of African Football Team of the Tournament as five members of the all conquering Super Eagles team were Sunday night named in the list. The Nigerian players in the CAF XI are goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama; right back, Efe Ambrose; Chelsea duo of Mikel Obi and Victor Moses; and tournament’s Golden Boot […]

Super Eagles fans have plenty to look forward to

Nigeria’s triumph at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in the perfect example of how a team can improve through a tournament with the confidence that wins bring.

All hail the Super Eagles! Nigeria wins third African nations cup

After 19 years, Nigeria’s Super Eagles, on Sunday regained its leadership of African football, defeating Burkina Faso in a well-fought final of the African Nations Cup in South Africa. The Eagles stayed through with a first-half goal from midfielder, Sunday Mba, frustrating advances from the Stallions of Burkina Faso, and never giving up trying for […]

Nigeria conquers Africa again in historic African Cup win

An underrated team cheers up Nigerians in the face of widespread corruption and poverty

AfCON 2013: Mali defeat Ghana to win bronze

Mali defeated Ghana to win the bronze medal.

Mark, Yuguda, Peter Obi, others visit Eagles training session

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday.

AFCON final: PDP charges Super Eagles to make Nigeria proud

Nigeria will play against Burkina Faso on Sunday.

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi

I will wait till Sunday on Emenike, Moses- Keshi

The two Nigerian players sustained injuries in the semi final match.

Shock over sudden death of Channels’ Television Head of sports

The deceased presented a sports programme on Friday evening.

Breaking News: Victor Moses ruled out of AfCON final

Nigeria will challenge Burkina Faso on Sunday for the AfCON trophy.

Breaking News: CAF appoints Algerian referee for Nigeria- Burkina Faso match

Djamel Haimoudi is the African referee of year.

Cross River welcomes Golden Eaglets to Calabar

The Golden Eaglets gear up for the 10th African Cadet Championship in Morocco.