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Breaking news: Ghanaian footballer, John Pantsil, stabs wife

Ghanaian and Hapoel Tel Aviv player, John Pantsil, has reportedly stabbed his wife in the eye. The defender, who last played a game on February 9 at the African Cup of Nations, stabbed her because she allegedly stole $20, 000 (N3 million) from him. The Ghanaian police has confirmed they have Pantsil in their custody. […]

AFCON 2019: Nigeria not bidding to host

NFF SAYS Nigeria will not bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said Nigeria will not bid to host the 2019 African Nations Cup, AFCON. The NFF Executive Secretary, Musa Amadu, said this on Thursday in his Abuja office. “We are not bidding for the Nations cup […]

Godfrey Oboabona

We did not place 1 million Euro on Oboabona- Sunshine management

Oboabona was one of the revelations of the Nigerian squad at AFCON 2013 The management of Sunshine Football International Club on Thursday denied a media report that it had placed a 1 million Euro price tag on its African Nations cup winning defender, Godfrey Oboabona. The Chairman of the Ondo State Football Agency, the body […]

AfCON 2015 qualifiers: Nigeria could draw Cameroon, Egypt

AFCON 2015 games will hold in Morocco. Nigeria may be drawn with former African Champions, Cameroon and Egypt, for the qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has released the seeding for the draw for the qualifiers which expectedly sees champions Nigeria in pot 1, […]

Flying Eagles defeat Egypt in Cairo

The Nigerian youth team put up a good performance against the Egyptians. The Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, won their friendly match against Egypt with a two goal margin. The match was played at the Degla Stadium in Cairo, the country’s capital. The Flying Eagles put up a good performance against the bigger looking […]

UEFA

UEFA CL: Ghanaian duo sink Barcelona

The two Ghanaians scored the goals that sunk Barcelona. The Ghanaian duo of Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored one goal each as AC Milan secured a famous 2-0 win over Barcelona at the San Siro in a first leg Round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie. Barcelona were denied their free flowing style […]

Super Eagles to resume camping first week of March

Nigeria continues preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Super Eagles will, in the first week of March, resume camping for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kenya, which is slated for the U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on March 23. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, General Secretary, Musa Amadu, confirmed on […]

AYC 2013: John Obuh releases 30 provisional names

The Nigerian team are the defending champions of the competition. Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles, have named a 30-man provisional squad for the African Youth Championship. The AYC 2013 will kick off in Algeria on March 17 with Nigeria as the defending Champion of the Tournament. The Head Coach, John Obuh, released the 30 […]

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