Football

Glo NPL: Kano Pillars return to top spot as Enyimba lose

Enyimba dropped from the top three teams. Kano Pillars are back at the zenith of the Glo Nigeria Premier League despite having a game at hand against Akwa United. The Kano aristocrats secured a lone goal victory over visiting Sharks FC on Saturday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano to take their point haul […]

Technical Committee recommends Okon as Falcons’ caretaker coach

Edwin Okon was former coach of the women’s U20 side. Rising from its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, announced that it has recommended the constitution of a caretaker coaching crew for the senior women national team, Super Falcons. The Acting General Secretary of the […]

Keshi invites 24 home-based, 18 overseas-based pros for Malawi

The home based players are expected at the Abuja camp on August 24. Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has invited 24 home-based professionals and 18 overseas-based boys to camp ahead of next month’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Malawi in Calabar. Only five of the 24 home boys will eventually join the […]

Ghana Coach fingers CAF in Nigeria’s overage players saga

The coach calls the scan a fallacy The Ghana U17 coach, Paa Fabin, has rubbished the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, scan recently conducted by the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, on the eve of the last CAF U17 championships held in Morocco in April 2013. Fabin dismissed the CAF MRI scanning exercise, basing his argument […]

Nigeria football league clinches historic N5.4 billion four-year television deal

The deal will kick off in 2015. The Nigeria League has clinched a historic four-year television deal worth about $34 million (N5.4 billion) with sports television station, Supersports. The TV deal will kick off in 2015, according to the chairman of the League Management Company, Nduka Irabor. “Even though the amount is a far cry […]

Glo NPL: Enyimba overtakes Pillars

The crucial goal came at the 81st minute. Enyimba International have surged to the top of the Glo Nigeria Premier League table after a 1-0 victory over Kaduna United in their Week 25 tie at the Aba International stadium. Enyimba are now number on the log despite being tied on 42 points with erstwhile leaders, […]

NFF invites 30 players for National U-13 camp

The camp starts on Monday. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has called up 30 players for the National U-13 camp billed to open in Akure, Ondo State on Monday, 19 August. According to the National U-13/U-15 team secretary, Wale Adeyinka, invited players were picked from the 2012 National U-13 Youth Championship played last December in […]

Sports minister not impressed with Nigeria’s performance in Moscow

The minister said Nigeria can do more. The Nigerian sports minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, has expressed disappointment with Nigeria’s performance at the World Championship in Moscow, Russia. Mr. Abdullahi, who just arrived from Moscow, told PREMIUM TIMES he was not satisfied because he believed Nigeria could do better than the silver and bronze medals it received. […]

Sturridge scores as Liverpool defeat Stoke 1-0

Liverpool’s goalkeeper saved a penalty. A Daniel Sturridge goal in the first half was enough to secure Liverpool their first victory of the 2013/2014 English Premier League season as they defeated Stoke City 1-0. Liverpool started at least three of their new signings including Kolo Toure, Iago Aspas, and the goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, who save […]

Nigeria deserved to win, South African Coach says

Super Eagles defeated their South African counterpart 2-0. The Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund, has said Nigeria deserved their 2-0 win over his side as the Super Eagles were more clinical in front of goal. Substitute Uche Nwafor netted a second half brace to help the Super Eagles lift the Nelson Mandela Challenge trophy at […]

Federation Cup final to hold in Lagos on September 15

This year’s federation cup will be concluded on September 15. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and host City, Lagos, on Wednesday agreed to hold the grand finale of this year’s Men and Women Federation Cup competitions on Sunday, September 15. At a meeting held at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja, both parties also agreed on a […]

Women rights activists, Ikpeba condemn Abuja administration over 18-months debt owed female footballers

The female players have not been paid for 18 months.

Late Stephen Keshi

Super Eagles arrive in South Africa as Keshi promises good match

The Eagles will play against South Africa on Wednesday. The Super Eagles arrived Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, for the showdown against the Bafana Bafana, in the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge on August 14 in Durban. Coach Stephen Keshi on arrival at the OR Thambo International Airport, alongside four players, told the News Agency of […]

Six Nigeria U17 Golden Eaglets players reportedly fail MRI scan

Those who failed the test include a goalkeeper, three defenders and two strikers Reports indicate that at least six of the members of the Nigeria male Under 17 side, the Golden Eaglets, have failed an MRI scan conducted by Nigerian authorities. A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, told PREMIUM TIMES exclusively that […]

Kano Pillars of Kano

Glo NPL: Kano Pillars fall in Ibadan

Kano Pillars lost 1-3 to Shooting Stars. The poor away form of reigning league champions, Kano Pillars, continued on Sunday as they suffered a 3-1 defeat in Ibadan against Shooting Stars in one of the Week 24 fixtures played across the country. The game at the Lekan Salami stadium was played behind closed-doors; but nonetheless […]

Community Shield: Van Persie secures win for Man Utd

Manchester United defeated Wigan 2-0. Robie Van Persie continued from where he stopped last season as he netted two goals for Manchester United on Sunday in their Community Shield clash against Wigan Athletic. The Dutchman, who scored 26 goals for United last season to help them win their 20 th League title, scored a goal […]

Moscow 2013 Day 1: Okagbare, other female Nigerians start well as male athletes falter

Okagbare has qualified for the final of the long jump event.

Taye Taiwo’s Coach sacked in Turkey

The coach was appointed in January.

Champions League play-off: Yobo’s Fenerbahce to face Arsenal

A tough test awaits Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo, as his Turkish side, Fenerbahce, has been drawn to face English Premier League giants, Arsenal FC, in the UEFA Champions League play-off round. At the draws conducted in Switzerland on Friday morning, another Super Eagles star, Efe Ambrose, was handed a somewhat ‘fair’ opponent as his […]

Emenike, Omeruo drop out of Mandela Challenge against South Africa

The Super Eagles will play against South Africa on August 14. Fenerbahce of Turkey latest recruit, Emmanuel Emenike, and youthful Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo, have dropped out of the August 14 Mandela Challenge between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana in Durban, South Africa. The Eagles Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, quotes Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi […]

FIFA Rankings: Eagles remain static at 35th

Nigeria is still in the 35th position.

NFF plans Burkina Faso friendly for Super Eagles

The match is being planned for September. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is about to seal a deal that will see the Super Eagles engage the Stallions of Burkina Faso in a friendly match on September 15 in Kaduna, PREMIUM TIMES has reliably gathered. The proposed friendly, if finally agreed, will be a repeat of […]

Lagos to host Glo-CAF 2013 awards

The award will be held in January 2014.

South Africa pick squad for Nigerian friendly

The game will be played on August 14. The Coach of South Africa’s national team, Gordon Igesund, has announced a strong squad to confront the Super Eagles in the Nelson Mandela Challenge match billed for August 14 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The game, which is put together to honour the South Africa’s […]

Newcastle sign Loic Remy from QPR on loan

The France international joins on a season long loan.