Yobe Stars relegated, El-Kanemi Warriors suffer first home defeat; other Matchday 19 NPFL results

13 May 2019
Yobe Stars relegated, El-Kanemi Warriors suffer first home defeat; other Matchday 19 NPFL results

Yobe Stars are as good as relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following their 1-0 loss to Akwa United in their Matchday 19 tie on Sunday in Uyo....

Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments

01 May 2019
Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get new NFF appointments

Three former Super Eagles players, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Tijani Babangida have received new appointments from Nigeria Football Federation. NFF in a press statement on Tuesday said...

Cameroon win Africa U17 Nations Cup

29 April 2019
Cameroon win Africa U17 Nations Cup

Guinea’s national under-17 male football team on Sunday lost 3-5 after penalty kicks to their Cameroonian counterparts in a pulsating final match at Africa Under-17 Nations Cup competition. In the...

Emiliano Sala's father dies three months after son is killed

27 April 2019
Emiliano Sala's father dies three months after son is killed

Father of Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this year, has died three months after his son. Horacio Sala, 58, suffered a heart...

El-Kanemi Warriors, Akwa United suffer heavy defeats; other NPFL results

22 April 2019
El-Kanemi Warriors, Akwa United suffer heavy defeats; other NPFL results

The top teams in Group B of the Nigeria Professional Football League, El-Kanemi Warriors and Akwa United, were condemned to heavy defeats in their respective matchday 16 ties on Sunday....

Applause, tears of joy as Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters to claim 15th major

15 April 2019
Applause, tears of joy as Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters to claim 15th major

Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green...

Akwa United crush Kano Pillars, Rangers win in Akure; other NPFL Matchday 15 results

15 April 2019
Akwa United crush Kano Pillars, Rangers win in Akure; other NPFL Matchday 15 results

Enugu Rangers and Akwa United are the leading teams in Group A and B of Nigeria Professional Football League respectively after the impressive results they recorded in their matchday 15...

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles face ‘soft’ opponents

13 April 2019
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles face ‘soft’ opponents

Super Eagles have been handed a seemingly easy group at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they were drawn against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi. Madagascar and Burundi are debutants at...

Insurance hold Enyimba in Aba, MFM lose in Ilorin; other NPFL matchday 14 results

08 April 2019
Insurance hold Enyimba in Aba, MFM lose in Ilorin; other NPFL matchday 14 results

Enyimba International have missed a chance to go top in Group A of Nigeria Professional Football League following their disappointing barren draw against Insurance of Benin on Sunday in Aba....

El-Kanemi warriors move to top spot; other NPFL Matchday 13 Results

01 April 2019
El-Kanemi warriors move to top spot; other NPFL Matchday 13 Results

It was another dramatic weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League as the second stanza of the abridged season continued. Expectedly, there was more attention for the games in Lagos...

Akwa United stun Heartland; other NPFL Matchday 11 results

18 March 2019
Akwa United stun Heartland; other NPFL Matchday 11 results

Akwa United continued their impressive run in Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday as they stunned Heartland FC in Okigwe; beating their host 2-1 in matchday 11 tie. Mfon Udoh’s...

NPFL: Enyimba in goalless draw away to Bendel Insurance

04 March 2019
NPFL: Enyimba in goalless draw away to Bendel Insurance

Enyimba of Aba on Sunday played a goalless draw with Bendel Insurance of Benin. The draw was one of three recorded in rescheduled matches of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL)....

FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

23 February 2019
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season

Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves. FIFA...

MFM keep top spot after victory in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Matchday 8 results

11 February 2019
MFM keep top spot after victory in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Matchday 8 results

MFM FC on Sunday dug deep to beat Niger Tornadoes 3-2 in their Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 8 encounter played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. MFM conceded...

Eagles drop two places in first FIFA rankings of 2019

08 February 2019
Eagles drop two places in first FIFA rankings of 2019

Nigeria’s Super Eagles dropped two places to 46th position in the first FIFA Rankings released Thursday. The Three-time African champions however retained their last month’s fourth spot in Africa. The...

MFM win away, Kwara hold Rivers United; other Match Day 7 results

07 February 2019
MFM win away, Kwara hold Rivers United; other Match Day 7 results

Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM FC) have secured their first point on the road. They did it in style beating Remo Stars 1-0 in Nigeria Professional Football League on...

Emiliano Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

04 February 2019
Emiliano Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was lost on 21 January on its way from...

Lobi Stars win big, IfeanyiUbah extend unbeaten run; other Matchday 5 results

28 January 2019
Lobi Stars win big, IfeanyiUbah extend unbeaten run; other Matchday 5 results

Nigeria Professional Football League produced all sorts of results in matchday 5 games played across the country on Sunday. While Lobi Stars were celebrating the big win over Kwara United,...

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

27 January 2019
Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open for 2nd major, top ranking

So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly....

Kwara United beat Enyimba in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Match Day 3 results

21 January 2019
Kwara United beat Enyimba in five-goal thriller; other NPFL Match Day 3 results

After disappointing results in their first two games of the season, Kwara United finally got it right on Sunday; beating seven-time Nigeria League champions, Enyimba, in a five-goal thriller at...

NPFL: Plateau United get various punishments over violence

16 January 2019
NPFL: Plateau United get various punishments over violence

League Management Company (LMC) has come hard on former Nigeria League champions, Plateau United, for the crowd violence that greeted their opening game of the season. LMC in a statement...

Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

19 December 2018
Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought...

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

15 December 2018
Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row.The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane...

Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

04 December 2018
Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than...

Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy

02 December 2018
Nigeria beat South Africa to claim 9th AWCON trophy

Super Falcons of Nigeria have won the 2019 TOTAL Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON, in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalty shootout after the game ended...

Nigeria defeat Cameroon to qualify for AWCON final

28 November 2018
Nigeria defeat Cameroon to qualify for AWCON final

Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Three Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for the final of 2018 African Women Cup Of Nations (AWCON). The match ended in penalties with Falcons...

Didier Drogba: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from playing

22 November 2018
Didier Drogba: Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend retires from playing

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending "an amazing 20 years". The Ivory Coast striker, 40, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381...

Super Eagles qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

18 November 2018
Super Eagles qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

After missing out on back-to-back editions of Africa Cup of Nations, Super Eagles have booked their place at Cameroon 2019 despite playing a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana on Saturday...

Shooting Stars Chairman blasts Makinde over prediction for club

08 November 2018
Shooting Stars Chairman blasts Makinde over prediction for club

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Chairman, Shooting Stars Football club of Ibadan (3SC), Mr. Gbolagade Busari, has warned the gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde,...

Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crash

29 October 2018
Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crash

Thai billionaire owner of English Premier League team Leicester City was among five people who died after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from the...

Leicester City football club owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium

28 October 2018
Leicester City football club owner's helicopter crashes outside stadium

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in a ball of flames in the club’s car park on Saturday after a Premier League match, British...

Rangers secure dramatic victory over Kano Pillars to win 2018 Aiteo Cup

25 October 2018
Rangers secure dramatic victory over Kano Pillars to win 2018 Aiteo Cup

One of the biggest comebacks ever in Nigerian football was recorded on Wednesday as Enugu Rangers came from three goals down to beat Kano Pillars 4-2 on penalties to win...

AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo nets brace as Nigeria beat Libya again

17 October 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Ighalo nets brace as Nigeria beat Libya again

Odion Ighalo was the main man for Nigeria again on Tuesday as Super Eagles secured a vital 3-2 away win over Libya in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series. Ighalo,...

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles trounce Libya 4-0

14 October 2018
AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles trounce Libya 4-0

Odion Ighalo silenced his critics on Saturday as he scored a hat trick to help Super Eagles to a comprehensive 4-0 trouncing of Libya in the Match Day 3 encounter...

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

24 September 2018
Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. “I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour...

Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

23 September 2018
Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has successfully defended his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles after a feisty seventh-round knockout over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night The Nigeria-born British boxer didn’t look comfortable...

NFF: Pinnick re-elected in landslide victory

21 September 2018
NFF: Pinnick re-elected in landslide victory

Mr Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected president of Nigeria Football Federation for another four-year term having emerged tops in Thursday’s poll in Katsina. Pinnick secured in a landslide victory at...

Ronaldo weeps after Juventus red card

20 September 2018
Ronaldo weeps after Juventus red card

A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia...

FIFA, CAF name observers to NFF elections

18 September 2018
FIFA, CAF name observers to NFF elections

World football–ruling body, FIFA on Monday named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee 2018-2022. Mudege is FIFA’s...

Golden Eaglets qualify for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

16 September 2018
Golden Eaglets qualify for U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s U-17 team, Golden Eaglets, will be among participating teams at 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania in May. Eaglets secured their berth after they edged past arch-rivals...