• Wikki Tourists Name Nikyu As New Coach

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi have appointed Bala Nikyu as their new coach following the exit of technical adviser Mohammad Usman Babaganaru, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Nkiyu becomes the second manager appointed during the Nigerian Professional Football League mid-season break after Sunshine Stars unveiled Austin Eguavoen as their new coach also on Tuesday.
    The former Flamingoes coach signed a short-term deal at the Bauchi club till the end of the season it wa
  • Miss Nigeria Takes Green-Girl Project To Okpekpe Race

     
    Reigning Miss Nigeria, Chioma Stephanie Obiadi, has signed on to run at next month's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)  Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race to raise awareness about the Green-Girl project, a Miss Nigeria initiative aimed at empowering young women to become agents of sustainable environment in Nigeria.
    With this project, Miss Obiadi also the reigning Miss Anambra 2016 and a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University who was crowned late
  • New Sunshine Coach Eguavoen Calls For Patience, Promises Improvement

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Newly appointed coach of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure Austin Eguavoen has pleaded for patience from club fans while insisting the team will come good in the second half of the Nigerian Professional Football League, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Former Super Eagles captain and coach Eguavoen succeeds interim coach Kayode Olujohungbe who was relieved of his duties last week.
    "It's a huge responsibility but we know what is at stake and will approach it with all we have,"
  • Joshua Bans Mum From Watching Fight Against Klitschko

     
    Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has banned his mother Yeta Odusanya from coming to watch him live against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.
    Joshua also barred her from watching the fight on TV, stating she will be informed of the outcome via a telephone call.
    The 2012 London Olympic Games boxing gold medalist however said his father Robert will be among the 90,000 at the stadium. 
    "My old man will be there but I don't really let
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  • Sunshine Unveil Eguavoen, Task Him To Save Club From Relegation

    By James Agberebi:
    Newly appointed Sunshine Stars of Akure coach Austin Eguavoen has been saddled with the responsibility of making sure the Akure-based club do not get relegated from the Nigeria Professional Football League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    On Tuesday, Eguavoen was unveiled as Sunshine Stars new coach to be assisted by his former Super Eagles teammate Ike Shorunmu.
    The former Super Eagles coach signed a short-term deal till the end of the season with an option to extend it.
    &
  • Dating During Champions League

    Everyone is ready for a very important sport event of 2017: the semi-final of the Champions League is about to unravel which team will be represented in June on the most expected match. Besides, we are ready to see the real clash of the season. Which of the two everlasting Madrid titans – Real or Atletico– will win? Will the mighty defense of Juventus surpass new Monaco football stars?But today I want to touch upon a slightly different topic – international dating during Champi
  • Iwobi: Kante My Player Of The Year, I’d Love Him At Arsenal

     
    By George Ohiokhara
    Arsenal's Alex Iwobi has showered praises on  N'Golo Kante for winning the PFA Player of the Year award.
    Kante was voted the Player of the year by the Professional Football Association and Iwobi admits that the midfielder won his admiration.
    “He’s someone that works for the team and even though he’s a Chelsea player, you have to respect what he does,” Nigeria forward Iwobi told Arsenal Player.
    “He works for the team and just runs non-
  • CC12 Cycling Race Winner To Get N500k

     
    Two former cyclists Nathan Byukusenge and Sterling Magnell will take part in the fourth edition of the 2017 CC12 criterium series scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday at Dolphin Estate Road, Ikoyi, organisers of the competition have told Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
    The race which will see the best place finisher win N500,000 is aimed at promoting the development of cycling in the country, the Captain of CC12 Cycling Club Eyo Effiok told Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
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  • Sunshine Stars To Unveil Eguavoen, Shorunmu Today As New Coaches 

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Sunshine stars will unveil Augustine Eguavoen as their new coach today, the media officer of the club, Wahab Bankole has revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Eguavoen takes over from interim coach, Kayode Olujohungbe who was relieved of his duties after Sunshine Stars' 3-1 defeat to Lobi Stars last week in Makurdi.
    The former Super Eagles coach will sign a short term contract till the end of the season with an option of an extension at the conclusion of the 2016/2017 N
  • 2017 Beach Soccer W/Cup: Iran Captain Looks Beyond Nigeria, Other Group B Opponents 

     
    Skipper of Iran's national beach soccer team, Mohammed Ahmadzadeh,  has tipped his country to finish top of Group B which has Nigeria, Italy and Mexico at this year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.
    The 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup kicks off on Thursday, April 27 and will end on May 7.
    On the opening day of the tournament – in Group B, Nigeria will face Italy, while Iran and Mexico will do battle. 
    Ahmadzadeh, 30, says that their knowledge of Italy and Mexico e
  • Aminu Ends NBA Playoffs On High, But Portland Trail Blazers Crash Out

     
    By Johnny Edward: D'Tigers forward, Al Farouq Aminu, ended his NBA playoffs season on a high for the Portland Trail Blazers as he recorded 25 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's Game-4 defeat to Golden State Warriors reports, Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Golden State Warriors completed a clean sweep crushing the Trail Blazers 128-103 to win their Western Conference first-round series 4-0.
    Aminu who featured for 35 minutes was just one point shy of his season high of 26 points matche
  • Rangers New Boy George Savours Sterling, Scoring Debut Vs Pillars

    Enugu Rangers new forward, Ifeanyi George says he is thrilled with his debut goal and performance for the Nigerian champions in their rescheduled NPFL matchday-9 clash with Kano Pillars Sunday at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
     The seven-time champions hauled their biggest win of the season following - a 3-1 decimation of the Masu Gida side,with George winning the penalty kick that captain Chibuzor Madu expertly dispa
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  • Kano Pillars Hail Rivers United  ‘Pride Of Nigeria’ For CAFCC Progress

     
    Four-time Nigeria champions, Kano Pillars, have commended Rivers United following their qualification for the group stage of the continent's second tier inter-club competition, CAF Confederation Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.  
    Rivers United on Saturday in far away Kigali, Rwanda, held out for a scoreless draw against home side, Rayon Sports, to go through on 2-0 aggregate having triumphed 2-0 in the first leg a week earlier in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
    Pillars recognised the
  • Beach Soccer World Cup: Ibenegbu Expects Tough Italy Test

     
     By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Nigeria Super Sand Eagles star Bartholomew Igbenegbu believes the side's first game at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup against Italy will not be an easy contest but is confident the team will defeat the Europeans, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Nigeria begin their campaign with a match against Italy at the National Beach Soccer Arena, Nassau on Thursday. The team will also play against Mexico and Iran in Group B of the tournament.Coach Audu Adamu's
  • Moses: Kante’s PFA Award Well Deserved

     
    By James Agberebi:
    Nigeria forward Victor Moses has congratulated his Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante who was voted Professional Football Association Players' Player of the Year on Sunday.
    Kante, 26, beat Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez in the vote by his fellow players.
    Moses expressed his delight playing alongside the diminutive French midfielder.There have been debates on who deserves the award more between Kante and Hazard, but Moses is
  • Amoo: 3SC Must Improve When NPFL Resumes

    By George Ohiokhara:
     
    Shooting Stars coach Fatai Amoo says his team needs to improve their performance ahead of the second stanza of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League, Completesportsnigeriacom reports.
     
    Shooting Stars are currently 19th in the league with 22 points after 19 games.
     
    "Our performance in the first half of the season was not too good," Amoo told Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
    "Our major problem was not being able to win more home games, rather we dre
  • Moses Makes BBC Team Of The Week

    Nigeria and Chelsea star, Victor Moses, has been included in BBC's Team of the Week that was released on Monday morning, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. 
     
    According to BBC Sports, Moses' inclusion was due to his impressive performance for Chelsea in the 4-2 FA Cup win against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
     
    Moses was picked along with three of his Chelsea teammates; David Luiz, Willian and newly crowned Professional Footba
  • Kalu Uche Scores In Almeria Win; Kayode, Ebuehi On Winning Sides; Etebo Stars As Feirense Hold Porto 

     
    By James Agberebi:
    Former Nigerian forward, Kalu Uche, was on target for Almeria in their 2-1 home win against Sevilla Atletico in the Spanish La Liga 1/2/3 (second division).
    Uche scored in the 25th minute to put Almeria 1-0 ahead before Fidel Chaves doubled their lead in the 69th minute.
    Jose Angel Carrillo reduced the deficit in the 90th minute, but Almeria held on for the win.
    Almeria are fighting avoid  relegation in their 19th position,  and two points away from safety in
  • Nigeria’s 4x400m Women’s Relay Team Qualify For 2017 IAAF Worlds

    Nigeria’s 4x400m women’s relay team has qualified to run in the event at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships scheduled to hold in August 2017 in London, United Kingdom.The quartet of reigning national 400m champion Patience Okon George, quartermile hurdler Ugonna Ndu, Jennifer Adaeze Edobi and Margaret Bamgbose achieved the feat Saturday in Bahamas where they qualified for the final of the event at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017.The Nigerian ladies ran 3:31.97 pe
  • Kano Pillars Sack Coach Kadiri Ikhana!

    By James Agberebi:
    Nigeria Professional Football League club Kano Pillars have sacked Kadiri Ikhana as their coach in his second spell with the team, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Pillars made the announcement on Sunday night via their verified Twitter handle.
    The decision to sack Ikhana was made after Pillars’ 3-1 loss to champions Rangers in a matchday 9 NPFL rescheduled game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday.
    “Kadiri Ikhana has been relieved from duties as Technical Adv
  • Kante Voted PFA Player Of The Year, Alli Best Young Player

    By James Agberebi:
    Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been voted the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award, Completespprtsnigeria.com reports.The award ceremony was held on Sunday night.Kante was voted as the best player in the Premier League for the 2016/2017 season by his fellow professionals.The Frenchman beat Chelsea mate Eden Hazard and Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic to second and third places respectively.Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Arsenal&rs
  • Messi Hits Historic Goal As Barca Stun Madrid In El Clasico

    By James Agberebi:
    Lionel Messi reached a goalscoring milestone as Barcelona edged 10-man Real Madrid 3-2 in a thrilling LaLiga El Clasico clash at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
    A last minute goal from Messi, his second of the game and 500th in his Barcelona career, sealed the important win for the visitors. Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona’s other goal while Casemiro and James Rodriguez scored for Madrid.
    Barcelona are now level on 75 points with Madrid and are ahead on goals difference. Mad
  • Okpekpe Race Organisers Name Dr Amao Chief Anti-Doping Officer

    Organisers of the fifth edition of the Okpekpe international 10km road race have named one of Nigeria’s foremost sports medicine practitioners Dr Akinwunmi Amao as the chief anti-doping officer for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label race scheduled to hold next month inOkpekpe near Auchi in Edo state.Dr Amao,formerly head of the Medical Unit of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports was in-charge of the doping control of the fourth edition of the ra
  • Benteke Haunts Liverpool As Palace Stun Reds At Anfield

    Crystal Palace moved further away from the English Premier League relegation zonewith a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.A brace from former Reds striker Christian Benteke cancelled out an early strike from Phillip Coutinho to deny Liverpool their third straight win.
    The win saw Palace climb to 12th in the English Premier League, seven places off the relegation zone.
    Despite the result, the Reds stay third, but only two points above Manchester City and three ahead of United, who have
  • NPFL: Rangers Bounce Back With Big Win Over Pillars

    By James Agberebi:
    Champions Enugu Rangers halted their six-game winless run with a 3-1victory against Kano Pillars in a rescheduled matchday 9 Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Rangers’ goals were scored in the first half by Chibuzor Madu, Chiamaka Madu and Ifeanyi George, who was making his debut for the Flying Antelopes.
    Pillars also got their goal in the first half through Adamu Mohammed.
    Rangers made
  • Mourinho Praises Martial, Pogba After Win Over Burnley

    Jose Mourinho has hailed his Manchester United side for being “in control for 90 minutes” in their 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday.
    Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney, both of whom have seen limited game time this season, scored in the first half for the Red Devils, who continue to fight for a Premier League top-four place.
    Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I’m very happy. It’s not easy to win here and it’s even harder to be in control and we were in control for 90 minute
  • Iwobi Benched, Iheanacho Subbed On As Arsenal Reach FA Cup Final

    Arsenal will face Chelsea in the English FA Cup final after the Gunners qualified for their 20th final by defeating Manchester City 2-1in the semi-final on Sunday at Wembley.
    The Gunners also reached their third FA Cup final in four seasons, winning the trophy in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
    Alexis Sanchez scored the winner 11 minutes into extra-time.
    Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City the lead in the 62nd minute but Nacho Monreal’s right-foot finish from close range beat Claudio Bravo for the
  • Martial, Rooney Score As Man United Ease Past Burnley

    Manchester United defeated Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor on Sunday to keep alive their hopes of qualification to the UEFA Champions League from the English Premier League.
    Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney scored United’s first half goals in the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic whose injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League last Thursday has ruled him out of the remainder of the season.
    Prior to Sunday’s meeting, the last four league meetings between these two sides at Turf Moor produce
  • Onazi Relishes Trabzonspor Win, Urges Team Improvement

    By Johnny Edward:
    Nigeria midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, believes that his Turkish League side, Trabzonspor can get better despite their 3-0 thumping of Antalyaspor in Saturday's league game, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The win saw Trabzonspor return to winning ways after their 4-3 loss at home to Besiktas last weekend.
    And Onazi who featured for the entire duration of the game stated that it was a privilege for him to be part of the Trabzonspor squad.
    Onazi wrote via his official Twitter
  • Moyes Banks On Piernaar To Feed Anichebe Passes Vs Boro

    Sunderland boss, David Moyes, says he is hoping former South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar is fit to return in their Premier League match against Middlesbrough on Tuesday because he brings out the best in Victor Anichebe.
    Anichebe and Pienaar who were teammates at Everton, both signed as free agents for Sunderland this summer.
    But injuries has denied both players the opportunity to strengthen their formidable partnership as Sunderland fight to avoid the drop.
    And looking ahead of their l
  • Enrique: Madrid Vs Barca El Clasico Is Like Cup Final

    Barcelona boss, Luis Enrique, says today's (Sunday) El Clasico clash against Real Madrid at the Luis Enrique is like a final match of a tournament for the Catalans.
    Madrid lead Barcelona by three points in the La Liga table, with a game in hand.
    Speaking ahead the big tie, Enrique stresses the importance of the encounter while also insisting that Barcelona must stick to the style of play that has made them so successful.
    “There is no better place for a Barca win than the Santiago Bernabeu,
  • Chelsea Fan, Segun ‘Black Arrow’ Arinze: I Can’t Wait To Drink To Our Double Win

    Exclusive By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Nollywood superstar actor, Segun Arinze (aka: Black Arrow), a diehard Chelsea fan has joined millions of The Blues' fans to celebrate their qualification for the final of the Emirates FA Cup, and he tells Completesportsnigeria.com that he can't wait to drink to FA Cup and Premier League title wins.
    Chelsea on Saturday evening booked their place in the final with a 4-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the first semi-final match of the competition.
  • Red-Hot Onyekuru, Salami On Target; Onazi, Balogun Shine; Echiejile Benched

    By Johnny Edward:
    In-form Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru scored his 19th goal of the season in all competitions for Eupen who played out a 3-3 draw away to Kortrijk in the Belgian Pro League play-offs on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The 19-year-old scored his side’s second goal in the 13th minute on the nervy encounter.
    Super Eagles winger Victor Moses made his 18th FA Cup appearance as Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in Saturday’s semi-final clash at Wembley.
  • Moses Hails Chelsea’s “World’s Best Fans” After FA Cup Win

    By James Agberebi:
    Nigeria winger Victor Moses expressed his delight following Chelsea’s hard-fought 4-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final of the English FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Moses was instrumental in Chelsea’s win as he drew the foul that led to his side going 2-1 up after Willian converted from the penalty spot.
    Aside from Willian who got a brace, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic were also on target for Chelsea, while
  • NNL: Nnewi United Fire Coach Agbana After Home Draw With Abia Comets

    Struggling Nnewi United have announced the sacking of coach Ademola Agbana in the aftermath of their disappointing 2-2 home draw with Abia Comets Saturday at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha, Completesportsnigeria.com can exclusively report.
    Agbana joined the Nnewi side following the sacking of his predecessor, Godwin Nosike after losing all first three games in their NIgeria National League campaign.
    The former Aafe Babalola gaffer had seen six games in charge, winning two, losing two and dra
  • Odegbami: Champions League Preview – Real Madrid, The Real Deal

     
    Football is a psychologically brutal game.  It does not take any prisoners. It is cold and heartless. Otherwise, Bayern Munich would not have lost the way they did last Tuesday night and the world has not exploded in protest.
     
    The classic between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich provided a good demonstration of what could decide the outcome of matches this close – one bad decision by officials or one moment of madness or of genius by a player.  In short, the t
  • Moses Stars As Chelsea Outscore Spurs To Reach FA Cup Final

     
     
    By James Agberebi:
    Chelsea defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a thrilling FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
    Nigeria star Victor Moses was in action for Chelsea and put up an impressive performance.
    A brace from Willian and a goal each from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea the hard-fought win.
    Tottenham's goals came off Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
    The last time Chelsea played in the FA Cup final was in the 2011/2012 season when they beat Liverpool 2-1.
    I
  • Success On As 10-Man Hull Beat Watford; Lookman’s Everton, West Ham Draw

     
    By James Agberebi:Super Eagles forward Isaac Success was in action for Watford who lost 2-0 to 10-man Hull City at the KCOM in the Premier League on Saturday.
    Success was brought on for Nordin Amrabat in the 67th minute for his 18th EPL appearance for Watford this season.
    Relegation threatened Hull were down to 10 men following Oumar Niasse's straight red card in the 25th minute.
    Despite the red card, Hull went 1-0 up in the 62nd minute through Lazar Markovic.
    And in the 71st minute Hull