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International Break Frustrates My Plans For Manchester Derby – Mourinho


Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has told club website that the international break has made his plans for the Manchester derby a bit more “complicated” than he would have liked, especially with his South American players returning a day before the clash. Many of United players are away on international duty for their country and striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given an extended break. With ... Read More »

Rohr Checks Eagles Fitness With Akwa United Game


Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, will use a test game against Nigeria premier league club Akwa United to ascertain the fitness of his players and also gauge the technical demands of the match venue. A team official told africanFootball.com that Wednesday’s friendly against Akwa United is at the instance of the Eagles coach. “Rohr said he wishes to fully ascertain the match fitness of his ... Read More »

Gateway Petitions NNL On Undesignated Officials For Match

Gateway United Football Club of Ogun State has petitioned the Nigeria National League (NNL) over the use of undesignated referees for its rescheduled week 10 match against J. Atete football club, played on 17 August at Otujeremi football pitch, Ughelli, Delta State. According to a statement by the Media Officer of the Club, Rotimi Oduniyi, the referees that officiated the tie were illegal ones as ... Read More »

Enyimba Will Be Champions Again, Says Leonard


Striker Ugochukwu Leonard has backed Enyimba to retain the Nigeria league championship after they exited the CAF Champions League. Enyimba launched a late bid to hold on to their title after they defeated Akwa United 2-1 at the weekend. Former Nasarawa United striker Leonard said a win at Warri Wolves on Wednesday in a rescheduled clash will see them pile on more pressure on front ... Read More »

You’re An Ingrate, We Will Expose You – NFF Fires Back At Siasia


A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has threatened to expose Samson Siasia, if he continues to castigate the football house. Siasia, who recently won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 team at the 2016 Olympics, has said he is “done” working for Nigeria. The coach revealed he has not been contacted by any staff of the Sports Ministry or Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), since ... Read More »

Super Eagles Camp Opens; Rohr Expected On Monday, Mikel Obi Arrives Tuesday


The Super Eagles’ camp will open in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Monday, ahead of Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania. Deputy General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Emmanuel Ikpeme, has arrived in the state, while the team’s assistant coaches and backroom staff are expected to arrived on Monday morning. Players like Emmanuel Daniel, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Jamiu Alimi are ... Read More »

NPFL Match Day 33 Review: Wikki Stay Top Despite Defeat, Shooting Stars Hammer Pillars


Wikki Tourists are still top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), despite losing 1-0 to IfeanyiUbah FC in Nnewi on Sunday. Jimoh Oni scored the only goal of the game with 20 minutes left, to secure maximum points. Rivers United moved to second position, after defeating Plateau United 2-0. Enugu Rangers dropped to fourth place, following a 1-0 loss to Nasarawa United at the ... Read More »

Rio Olympics: Senate To Probe Sports Minister, NOC


DISTURBED by the controversies arising from Nigeria’s poor outing in the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil, where it won only a bronze medal in men’s football, the Senaqte has said it will probe the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and the National Olympics Committee, NOC, over their roles in the event. This is even as it frowned at the U-23 football team for accepting ... Read More »

My Injury Not Serious – Iheanacho


Kelechi Iheanacho has confirmed that the injury he picked up in Manchester City’s 1-0 win against Steaua Bucharest is nothing serious. The Nigerian forward was handed a start in the game as Fabian Delph’s 56th-minute effort sealed the win on Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium as City progressed into the Champions League group stages 6-0 on aggregate. However, Iheanacho was forced out of the action ... Read More »

Mikel’s Father Unhappy With FG


Pa Michael Obi, father of the national Under-23 team captain Mikel Obi, has expressed his disappointment over the treatment of the team after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Pa Obi said that he had expected his son to lead the team to the country to be given a rapturous welcome and a presidential reception, but lamented the majority of the  players left ... Read More »

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