• Adeniji Happy To Score On FC Atyrau Debut, Relishes New Kazakhstan “Challenge”

    By Adeboye Amosu: Former home-based Super Eagles forward Tunde Adeniji is delighted to score his first goal for Kazakhstan Premier League club FC Atyrau in Tuesday’s 3-0 friendly win against FC Orenburg of Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Adeniji scored Atyrau’s third goal in the pre-season match, his first game for the club since the switch from Bulgarian club Levski Sofia.“It’s good to be on the pitch again and I’m delighted to find the back of
  • NFF/Aiteco awards in pictures

    The Nigerian Football Federation held it’s maiden NFF/ Aiteo awards on Monday 19th February 2018 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
    The events witnessed the presence of high profile international players, coaches and football fans.
    Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses was awarded the Player of the Year, while the reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala won the women’s version.
    Others who graced the occasion were; Jay Jay Okocha, Taribo West, Peter Rufai, Ike
  • We have the capacity to host Fifa tournament, Ambode tells Infantino

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening said that the State has the capacity to host international football tournaments and use sports as a tool to showcase its rich tourism, hospitality and entertainment culture.
    Governor Ambode, who spoke when he received the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino and his team on a courtesy visit to the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said the population, soccer enthusiasm an
  • I  judge my team for intentions, not the result – Guardiola

     
    Manchester City’s quest for a historic quadruple is over after a shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan but there is little time to lick their wounds with the League Cup final against Arsenal looming.
    Pep Guardiola’s City face Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in Sunday’s Wembley showpiece, trying to win the first trophy of the Guardiola era, with Premier League glory looking certain barring any unforeseen disaster.
    Guardiola’s team are also on course for the Champions League qu
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  • Tyronne Ebuehi: Super Eagles right-back says he turned down Benfica because of the World Cup team

    Tyronne Ebuehi decided to stay at ADO Den Haag in a bid to make the Super Eagles team Super Eagles fullback Tyronne Ebuehi has revealed that he turned down a move to Portuguese side Benfica in order to make Nigeria’s team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ebuehi who plays for Dutch side ADO Den Haag, was on the verge of joining Portuguese champions Benfica in the winter transfer window, but the move did not go through.According to an interview with FCupdate.nl, Ebuehi said he decided to stay with
  • Victor Moses: Chelsea star says he is honoured to win Player of the Year at NFF Awards, FIFA congratulate him

    Moses was the biggest winner of the NFF Awards ceremony which on Monday. Chelsea star Victor Moses has revealed that he is honoured to be named Player of the Year at the NFF Awards and has been congratulated by world football governing body, FIFA. Moses was the biggest winner of the NFF Awards ceremony which on Monday, February 19 at the Eko Hotels and Suites. The 27-year-old beat compatriots Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu to win the Player of the Year awar
  • Maikaba: Akwa United Will Advance In CAFCC Despite Home Defeat To Banjul Hawks

    By Adeboye Amosu: Akwa United head coach Abdu Maikaba insists his side will overturn their first leg deficit against Banjul Hawks of Gambia when both teams clash in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie in Bakau on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.The Promise Keepers who have enjoyed a fine start to their campaign in the Nigeria Professional Football League this term went down to a shocking 2-1 defeat to their opponents in the first leg clash at the Godswill Akpabio
  • MFM Forward, Olatunbosun: We Must Avoid Complacency Vs Real Bamako In CAFCC Prelim 2nd Leg

    By Adeboye Amosu: MFM FC forward, Sikiru Olatunbosun, has assured that he and teammates will not to get carried away by the result of their fist leg fixture against Real Bamako  when they face the Malians in Wednesday’s CAF Champions League Preliminary Round  second leg fixture, reports Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN).The Olukoya Boys were held to a 1-1 away draw by their opponent in the  first leg tie and are in a good position to make it to the first ro
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  • Drogba follows dad’s steps, joins Guingamp

    Isaac Drogba has followed in his legendary father’s footsteps by agreeing a deal to sign for Ligue 1 outfit Guingamp.
    The 17-year-old, who has also spent time in the Chelsea academy, was unveiled by the French club on Monday, 16 years after they signed his father in an £80,000 deal from Le Mans.
    Isaac Drogba, left, being unveiled for Guingamp academy
    “The recruiting unit of the Akademi EAG is very happy to record the signature of Isaac Drogba, son of Didier Drogba. Born in Vann
  • Moses, Oshoala Win First Ever NFF Award

    Super Eagles and Chelsea star, Victor Moses, has been named Player of the Year for Men while Asisat Oshoala won Player of the Year for Women in the maiden edition of the 2018 Aiteo/Nigeria Football Federation awards The Award Ceremony took pl ...
  • UEL Round of 32: Musa Confident CSKA Moscow Will Edge Serbia’s Zvezda

    By Johnny Edward: Ahmed Musa is confident that CSKA Moscow will see off Serbian club, FK Crvena Zvezda, in Wednesday’s UEFA Europa League second leg Round of 32 clash in Moscow, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The first leg ended goalless in Serbia with Musa featuring for the entire duration of CSKA Moscow.
    Musa and his teammates will need an outright win to secure qualification to the Round of 16.
    The 25 year old who is on loan from Leicester City, is pois
  • FIFA Congratulates Moses On Aiteo/NFF Player of the Year Award Feat

    By James Agberebi: Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has congratulated Nigeria and Chelsea star Victor Moses for winning the Player of the Year for Men at the inaugural 2018 Aiteo/NFF Awards held on Monday.
    The awards took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
    Moses was picked ahead Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, and Home-based Eagles striker, Anthony Okpotu.
    “Congratulations, Victor Moses! How far do you think Victor and Nige
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  • Man City's quadruple hopes scuppered with shock 1-0 loss to Wigan

    Three thoughts from Wigan8217;s stunning 1-0 win over Premier League leaders Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round.1. City8217;s run ended by WiganManchester City8217;s hopes of winning the quadruple have incredibly been ended...
  • FA Cup: Wigan Stun Manchester City

    League One Leaders, Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City 1-0 at the DW Stadium to send Mega-Rich City out of the Emirates FA Cup. The Latics showed character and resilience to frustrate City who dominated possession from start to finish. F ...
  • Martins Targets First Champions League Win With Shanghai Shenhua

    By Johnny Edward: Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is targeting a win with Shanghai Shenhua when they take on Sydney FC in Wednesday’s Asian Champions League (ACL) Group H clash, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The game will be his third appearance in the continental competition since he made his debut last season for Shanghai Shenhua in their 2-0 defeat to Brisbane Roar.
     
    Martins was instrumental in Shanghai Shenhua recording a 1-1 draw away at Kashima Antlers in their o
  • Daniel Amokachi: Former Super Eagles star wants his twins to play for Nigeria

    Daniel Amokachi says his sons have turned down the opportunity to play for another country. Former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has revealed that he wants his twin children to play for Nigeria just like he did.Amokachi who represented the Super Eagles at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments stated in a report by Vanguard that he will prefer that the twins Kalim and Nazim represent Nigeria instead of Tunisia.He said, “Definitely, that would be my dream, their mother’s
  • Football is life in Nigeria, FIFA president says

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino has described Nigeria as a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football, and where football is more than a religion.
    “I was told that in Nigeria football is passion, but it is a lie because it is more than that. In Nigeria I was told that football is love, but it is a lie it is more than that.
    Fifa President, Gianni Infantino
    “In Nigeria, I was told that football is a religion, but it is a lie. It is more than that. In Nigeria, football is
  • Omeruo Delighted With Kasimpasa’s “Great Victory” Over Galatasaray

    By James Agberebi: Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has expressed his delight over Kasimpasa’s 2-1 home win against second-placed Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.
    Kasimpasa came from a goal down to pip Galatasaray thanks to goals from Mbaye Diagne and Bengali-Fode Koita, cancelling out Garry Rodrigues opener for Galatasaray.
    Omeruo and his Nigerian teammate, Emem Eduok, were in action in the encounter for Kasimpasa.
    Commenting on the result, The Nigeria star describ
  • NFF Awards: Victor Moses wins Player of the Year as FIFA President attends

    Nigerian football had its glamour moment at the Eko Hotels and Suits where the ceremony held. Chelsea star Victor Moses won the biggest award of the night as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) hosted the inaugural edition of their NFF Awards on Monday, February 19 which was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Nigerian football had its glamour moment at the Eko Hotels and Suits where the ceremony held. FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and the host,
  • Gianni Infantino: FIFA president says Nigerians have lied about football being a passion

    The FIFA chief described Nigeria as a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football, and where football is more than a religion. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said Nigerians have lied saying football is a passion or religion in Nigeria.Infantino, who was in Lagos Nigeria at the maiden edition of AITEO-NFF Awards, said football is nothing but life in Nigeria.The FIFA chief described Nigeria as a country with unquantifiable passion and love for football, and where football is mor
  • Chinedu Udoji: NFF, others mourn death of Kano Pillars defender

    The Nigerian football family have sent messages of condolence to mourn late Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), several Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) club sides and other stake holders in Nigerian football have mourned the death of Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji.The 28-year-old defender moved to Kano pillars in November, 2016 from fellow NPFL giants Enyimba International.Udoji put in a man of the match performance in an NPFL game at the
  • Sevilla v Manchester United Champions League fact file

    Fact file on Sevilla and Manchester United ahead of the Champions League last 16, first-leg tie between the clubs at the Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on Wednesday:
    Previous meetings:
    This will be the first ever meeting of the sides in European competition.
    Group stage performances:
    Sevilla – second in Group E behind Liverpool with nine points, the lowest tally of any qualifier.
    Manchester United – winners of Group A ahead of Basel
    Leading scorers in all competitions:
    Sevilla: Wissam B
  • Moses wins Nigerian Player of the Year award

    Bunmi Ogunyale
    Chelsea star, Victor Moses was, on Monday, crowned the Nigerian Player of Year.
    The winger beats Leicester City midfielder, Wilfried Ndidi and Lobi Stars forward, Anthony Okpotu in the inaugural NFF best players award in Lagos.
    Super Falcons’ striker and African Queen, Asisat Oshoala was also adjudged the Female Player of the Year. She beats her national team mate, Fransceca Ordega to the award.
    In other categories; the Young Player of the Year award (Male) went to Ikouwem U
  • CAFCC : Alhassan Backs Former Club Akwa To Beat Gambian Foes Over Two Legs

    By James Agberebi:‎ Austria Wien forward Ibrahim Alhassan has backed his former club Akwa United to overturn their 2-1 home loss to Gambia’s Banjul United in the first-leg Preliminary Round of the CAF Confederation Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com. (CSN) reports‎.
    Aiteo Cup holders, Akwa United, were stunned by Banjul United inside the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on February 11.
    In the return leg which comes up Wednesday, February 20, Akwa must beat Banjul
  • Barcelona clash excites Chelsea boss

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday, AFP reports.
    Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside the box, while Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud with his first for the club also struck as all four goals came in the first-half.
    Conte had left Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante an
  • Moses, Oshoala win Aiteo/NFF awards

    Idris AdesinaChelsea wing-back Victor Moses in Lagos   on Monday emerged as  the maiden Aiteo/NFF Awards Player of the Year winner.
    Nigeria  star won the crown ahead of his Super Eagles’ teammate Wilfred Ndidi and  Lobi  Stars forward Anthony Okpotu.
    Reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala won the women’s version.
    Enyimba left-back Ikouwem Udoh beat Nura Mohammed and Stephen Odey to the Young Player of the Year for men and Falcon
  • Seun, Akuoma, Ngozi set for bobsleigh

    Idris AdesinaThe Nigerian bobsleigh team at the 2018  Pyeongchang Winter Games in  South Korea comprising Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere compete on Tuesday  in the heat one and two of the two-woman bobsleigh run.
    They will  compete in the heat three and four of the event on Wednesday.
    In the four practice runs for the event, which ended on Sunday, the team finished 20th.
    Adigun (driver) and Omeoga (brakeman) competed in the heats held at the Olympic Sliding Cen
  • Eden Hazard eager to prove his pedigree against Barcelona

    Chelsea renew their Champions League rivalry against Barcelona tonight with Eden Hazard eager to prove his pedigree at this elite level and justify the regular comparisons with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Hazard, who was a semi-finalist in ...
  • Chinedu Udoji: Kano Pillars star dies aged 28

    Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji has passed away after being involved in a car crash, his club have confirmed.8220;Chinedu Udoji was involved in a car accident yesterday after visiting his former team mates at Enyimba,8221; Pillars announc ...
  • Oliseh: I made Eagles stronger by bringing Iwobi, Moses Simon

    Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has stated that the national team was weak until he introduced some young players into the squad after his appointment as coach in 2015.
    Oliseh
    Hale End Academy product Alex Iwobi was being groomed to play for Nigeria’s Olympic national team by Samson Siasia but was fast-tracked into the Super Eagles by Oliseh ahead of friendly matches against Cameroon and DR Congo despite the fact he was yet to debut for Arsenal’s first-team.
    In addition, the
  • Akeredolu rewards Ondo athletes with cash

    Peter Dada, Akure
    Ondo State Governor  Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday  announced cash rewards  for the athletes who  won medals for the state in various competitions.
    The beneficiaries include national wrestlers, table tennis players and weightlifters.
    Akeredolu, who made the announcement at a lecture to mark the first anniversary of his administration at the International Event Centre in Akure, said the state government would continue to reward excellence.
    Wrestling champion Odu
  • Ebuehi: My dream is to play for Eagles at World Cup

    ADO Den Haag fullback Tyronne Ebuehi has said his dream is to be part of the Super Eagles team  to the 2018 World Cup.If the right-back is summoned for the upcoming friendlies against Poland and Serbia, it means he is in the plans of manager Gernot Rohr and stands a  good chance of making Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad when it is announced by May 14.
    ‘’For me, the most important thing is to keep making minutes. Going to such a club means a new adventure and you
  • Falcons face Ghana in WAFU Cup semis

    Nigeria on Monday defeated Togo 3-1 in their last group match of the 2018 WAFU Women’s Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
    The Super Falcons thus finished Group B with nine points after three victories and will play Ghana, who finished second in Group A, in the semi-finals of the competition on Thursday.
    The other semifinal features Ivory Coast, who topped Group A, and Mali, who finished second behind Nigeria.
    Goals from Anam Imo, Chinaza Uchendu and Chima Wogu gave the three points to the Falc
  • It’s unbelievable to get my 97th title – Federer

    Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings by winning the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday, and declared it “very special”, Skysports reports.
    The 36-year-old needed just 55 minutes to see off ailing Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a one-sided encounter.
    The Swiss, who earlier this week confirmed his return to the top of the ATP world rankings, breezed past Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 on the way to his 97th tour-level trophy.
    Federer told the offici
  • Arsenal seal record shirt deal

    Arsenal announced the club’s biggest-ever sponsorship deal on Monday, extending their shirt partnership with Dubai-based airline Emirates by five years, AFP reports.
    The Gunners confirmed the branding of Emirates, which began its sponsorship agreement with the north London club in 2006, would continue to feature on the shirts and training kit of all of their teams until the end of the 2023/2024 season.
    “Our shirt partnership is the longest-running in the Premier League and one of the
  • Tributes pour in as Pillars star dies in auto crash

    Festus Abu
    Emotional tributes  on Monday poured in for Chinedu Udoji after the Kano Pillars  defender died  in an auto crash  in Kano on Sunday night.
    Reports said Udoji   died   after  his car somersaulted  on his way back home  along Independence Road in the Bompai area of Kano. The accident reportedly occurred after he  visited his former club Enyimba   at Sabon  Gari, hours after  their  1-1  draw in th
  • Lagos aglow for FIFA Executive Football Summit

    Lagos, is in positive media blitz again as the FIFA Executive Football Summit holds at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island on Tuesday, 20th February 2018.
    The Summit, one of only 12 being staged across the universe between November 2017 and March 2018, is part of FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s vision of “bringing FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA.” It comes less than 24 hours after the inaugural edition of the AITEO-NFF Football Awards that shook the sam
  • D’ Tigers storm Mali, ready for World Cup qualifiers

    Joe Apu
    AfroBasket 2017 vice champions, Nigeria’s D’ Tigers arrived Bamako, Mali on Monday for this weekend’s FIBA World Cup 2019 qualifiers against Uganda, Rwanda and host Mali.
    The Nigeria team coached by Alex Nwora and assisted by Abdulrahman Mohammed will commence training today at the Paliase de Sports, Salamouto Maiga and determined to make a difference.
    Nwora will hope to start the World Cup qualification campaign on a winning note when they face Uganda on Friday before
  • UCL: Chelsea, Barca rekindle European rivalry

    Today, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcomes a Barcelona side who is seven points clear at the top of La Ligain an intriguing first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
    Chelsea match against  Barcelona had taken on something of a mythical status in recent times, as football battles go but on paper, Barcelona are the overwhelming favourites even despite the fact they do not have home advantage for this encounter. 
    Conte’s side had won just four of their previous 12 match
  • Toriola seeks autonomy for federations

    Prestige Otaben
    Former African table tennis champion, Segun Toriola, has called for autonomy for  national sports federations.
    In a statement  by  the Nigeria Tennis Federation, the 43-year-old France-based player, sports in Nigeria would develop faster if federations are autonomous.
    He said,  “I must say that the idea of ministry of sports holding on to funds for sports has adversely affected the fortunes of Nigerian sports, because most federations have  competit
  • FIFA holds summit in Lagos

    The FIFA Executive Football Summit holds at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Tuesday.
    According to the Nigeria Football Federation, FIFA President Gianni Infantino will preside over the meeting. CAF President Ahmad and FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura will also attend the meeting.
    Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland and  Dominican Republic football associations’  leaders  are expected to attend the meeting.
    Others are the presidents of Grena
  • Nigeria shine at African badminton

    Idris Adesina
    Nigeria  on Sunday  finished the 2018 All Africa Badminton Championships in Algeria with two silver and three bronze.
    After finishing second in the men and women team events, Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2018 Thomas and Uber Cups in Thailand later in the year. Mauritius and Algeria will represent the continent at the tournaments.
    Habeeb Bello lost 21-16, 15-21, 21-13 to Mauritanian’s  Georges Paul in the men’s singles final to win silver. Dorcas Ades
  • NOGIG 2018 hots up

    ‘Tana Aiyejina
    Over 1,000 athletes from 13 companies are  competing  in the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games, which began on Sunday at the Chevron Recreation Centre, Gbagada, Lagos.
    Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Aminu Zaria, told  reporters  that the athlete are featuring in 11 sports in the  event expected to  end on February 24.
    The sports are  football, squash, table tennis, scrabble, chess, snookers, swimming and golf. Others are
  • Moses, Oshola win Aiteo-NFFAwards 2018 players of the Year Award

    Chelsea’s player, Victor Moses has won the men’s 2018 Aiteo-Nigerian Football Federation player of the year award.
    Also Asisat Oshola won the women’s 2018 Aiteo-Nigerian Football Federation player of the year award.
    The Aiteo NFF Awards 2018 ceremony, which is the maiden edition of NFF awards, was held in Lagos at the Eko Hotal on Monday.
    Other contenders for the 2018 NFF Player of the Year won by Victor Moses were Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Lobi Stars’ Anth
  • Amber win Marymount sports day

    Idris Adesina
    Amber House (yellow) at the Upbeat Centre, Lekki  in Lagos on Friday won the 2018 Sports Day of Marymount School Lagos after garnering 137 points.
    Emerald (green) finished second with 119 points while Ruby (red) were third with 116 points and Sapphire (blue) finished fourth with 108 points.
    The pupils competed in 50m, 100m, catching the bus, sack race, relay races, bursting the balloon and lime and spoon race.
    One of the Amber House’s teachers Sunshine Peculiar said the
  • NFF Awards: Here are the winners of Nigeria's football body awards

    The Nigerian Football Federation has concluded plans for the inaugural NFF awards The inaugural Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Awards were held on Monday, February 19, here are the winners in each category.Nigeria's football body had earlier announced the award ceremony, and the event was grace by heavy weights and stake holders of Nigerian and world football.At the occasion was FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Lagos State Governor His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode as well as NFF President Ama
  • Moses, Oshoala Win Big At Aiteo/NFF Awards; Okocha, Kanu, Odegbami In Legends XI

    By James Agberebi:
    Super Eagles and Chelsea star, Victor Moses, has been named Player of the Year for Men while Asisat Oshoala won Player of the Year for Women in the maiden edition of the 2018 Aiteo/Nigeria Football Federation awards, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The award was held inside the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday.
    Present at the award included NFF President Amaju Pinnick, First Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi, FIFA President Gianni In

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