• Super-4: Rangers, Wikki Battle For Top Spot; Rivers, Ifeanyiubah Go For Broke

    By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:Enugu Rangers will look to secure their second win in the Nigeria Professional Football League Super- Four competition  when they take on Wikki Tourists in their match-day two fixture at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu on Friday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Both sides started their campaign on a winning note with Wikki rallying back from a goal down to beat FC Ifeanyiubah 2-1 in the competition's opening fixture.League champions, Enugu Rangers though we
  • Wenger: Arsenal Won’t Let Ozil, Sanchez Leave

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club will try their best to retain superstars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.The two players, Arsenal’s biggest stars, have been linked with reports that a Chinese club was ready to pay Alexis £400,000 a week.“Why should you go to China when you are playing in England?” Wenger asked rhetorically during his press conference on Thursday ahead of the weekend Premier League clash with Stoke.“We live in a world where the gre
  • Rohr Checks On Fit-Again Ikeme At Wolves

    By James Agberebi:Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr paid a visit to first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme at his English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.Rohr’s visit to Ikeme may not be unconnected with the Nigeria goalkeeper’s recent recovery from injury which forced him to miss the Super Eagles’ 3-1 win against Algeria in last month’s 2018 FIFA Wold Cup qualifier in Uyo.Ikeme returned to Wolves’ starting 11
  • Super-4: Rangers’ Egbuchulam Savours Brace Against Rivers

    By Adeboye Amosu, in Enugu:Enugu Rangers striker, Chisom Egbuchulam has expressed delight at his match-winning performance against Rivers United on Wednesday at the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super-4 tournament. Completesportsnigeria.com reports.Egbuchulam's second half brace nailed Rivers United at the Catedral – Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu,  to move top of the four team  table iwith a superior goal difference over Wikki Tourists who also defeated
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  • FC IfeanyiUbah Coach, Yatsuhaghi: I want To Become Famous In Nigeria

     FC IfeanyiUbah Japanese American coach, Kenichi Yatsuhaghi in this exclusive interview with Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU speaks about his ambition with the club and other salient issues. Kenichi, you have been with Ifeanyiubah for the past two weeks now, how would you describe the experience so far? It's been wonderful. We started pre-season two weeks ago and I'm getting to know the players more and more. We are working really hard in training and the playe
  • Imama: Super Four Win Vs Rivers United Good Test For Rangers

     By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu: Enugu Rangers technical adviser, Imama Amapakabo, is delighted to see his side start their campaign in the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Four competition on a winning note, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.The Flying Antelopes beat Rivers United 2-0 at 'the Cathedral' Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium on Wednesday, to move  top of the standings on goal difference ahead of Wikki Tourists who defeated FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 earlier in the day."I'm happ
  • Super Falcons’ Ebi Undergoes Successful Surgery In Abuja

      Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi has undergone a successful surgery on her broken arm, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Ebi injured her arm during the just concluded 2016 Women's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon which the Falcons won.  According to a picture of her after the surgery which was posted on social media, the operation was carried out on Tuesday at the National Hospital in Abuja. Ebi featured in all of the Falcons' five matches at the AWCON
  • 5 key Talking Points From NPFL Super-4 Match-day 1 

     Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU who is in Enugu covering the Nigeria Professional Football League Super-Four competition, presents five key talking points from the opening day – Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 1. WIKKI TOURISTS LIVE WELL     WITHOUT ABDU MAIKABAWikki Tourits opening Super Four clash against FC Ifeanyiubah was to be a test on how they will fare after the exit of their former technical adviser, Abdu Maikaba
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  • Nigerian Forward Enobakhare Extends Wolves Contract

     By James Agberebi:English Championship club, Wolverhampton Wanderers have extended the contract of young Nigerian striker, Bright Enobakhare, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.Enobakhare's contract extension was confirmed on the Wolves' official website on Thursday morning.Enobakhare, 18, who is teammate of Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with a further year option.Enobakhare joined Wolves Academy at the start of the 2014/15 se
  • EUROPA LEAGUE: Emenike Seeks To End Six Game Goal Drought;  Ideye, Nwakaeme, Umar Target Goals 

     By Johnny Edward: Former Nigeria striker, Emmanuel Emenike is hoping to end his six game goal drought for Fenerbache when the Yellow Canaries play away to Dutch side Feyenoord in tonight's UEFA Europa League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.aEmenike who was on target in the reverse fixture last scored a goal in Fenerbache’s 1-0 win over Konyaspor.Nigerian pair, Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu will be making their fifth appearance in the Europa League for
  • EUROPA: Emenike Seeks To End Goal Drought;  Ideye, Nwakaeme, Umar Target Goals 

     By Johnny Edward: Former Nigeria striker, Emmanuel Emenike is hoping to end his six game goal drought for Fenerbache when the Yellow Canaries play away to Dutch side Feyenoord in tonight's UEFA Europa League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.aEmenike who was on target in the reverse fixture last scored a goal in Fenerbache’s 1-0 win over Konyaspor.Nigerian pair, Anthony Nwakaeme and John Ogu will be making their fifth appearance in the Europa League for
  • Ranieri Admits Leicester Were Poor Against Porto

     Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri claims his side's humiliating defeat away to FC Porto in the final group G game on Wednesday has offered him a clearer picture of his players ahead of this weekend's clash against Manchester City reports, Completesportsnigeria.com.Ranieri watched from the sidelines as his side suffered their ninth defeat of the season in all competition, crashing 5-0 away to Porto at the Estadio Dragao- their heaviest in the UEFA Champions League.The Italian
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  • Egbuchulam Set To Dump Rangers For Etoile Du Sahel

    By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:Enugu Rangers forward Chisom Egbuchulam is set for a sensational switch to Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Egbuchulam netted 16 times to help the Flying Antelopes win the the Nigeria Professional Football League title last season.He has been linked with a number of clubs outside the shores of Nigeria since but is the Tunisian giants who are now close to securing his services.“Chisom, barring any last minute changes, will join Etoil
  • Moses, Anichebe, Balogun Up For Complete Sports November Player Of The Month

    Completesportsnigeria.com and Complete Sports present the nominees for the November Player of the Month. To vote, please use the ‘Leave A Reply’ field below the profiles. Simply type in the name of the player of your choice. Voting closes at 5pm on Monday, 12 December,2016.Profiles by James Agberebi:VICTOR MOSES (Chelsea)Since the appointment of Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager, Super Eagles forward Victor Moses – Complete Sports Player of the Month for October – is like
  • UCL: Musa Starts As Porto Thrash Leicester; Dortmund Stun Real

    By Johnny Edward:Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa was hauled off at half time as Leicester City suffered a 5-0 humiliating defeat away to FC Porto in their final UEFA Champions League Group G game on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.The defeat was the Foxes’ heaviest defeat this season in all competitions and the worst defeat in the Champions League groups for an English side.Musa who made his second start (his fourth appearance) in the competition was replaced by Leonardo Ulloa
  • Ighalo: Mikel Welcome At Watford; Yorke, Cole My Idols; Aguero EPL’s Best

    By James Agberebi:Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has admitted that he would welcome international teammate Mikel Obi at Watford during the January transfer window, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Mikel is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea under Antonio Conte which has sparked reports of him leaving the London-based club before the end of the current season.Speaking as a guest on Fanzone on SuperSport on Wednesday night, Ighalo sait Mikel is a player any Premier League side will wish to
  • Super 4: Egbuchulam Scores Twice As Rangers Outsmart Rivers United

    By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:ChisomEgbuchulam scored a brace as Enugu Rangers started their campaign in the Nigeria Professional League Super Four competition with a 2-0 win against Rivers United, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Egbuchulam put the Flying Antelopes ahead in the 65th minute and added the second nine minutes later.The encounter started on a cagey note as both sides struggled to stamp their authority on the game.Rivers United however took control afterwards with the duo of Bernard Ov
  • Babaganaru: Wikki Not favourites To Win Super 4 Title

     By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu: Photo courtesy LMC:
    Wikki Tourists technical adviser Mohammed Babaganaru has downplayed his side's chances of winning the Nigeria Professional Football League  Super Four competition following their impressive performance in the 2-1 win against FC Ifeanyiubah, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.The Bauchi Elephants rallied back from a goal down to beat the 10-man Federation Cup holders with Shanze Tanze and Mustapha Ibrahim hitting the back of the n
  • Super 4: Wikki Stage Comeback To Beat 10-Man IfeanyiUbah

      By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:
    Wikki Tourists rallied back from a goal down to beat FC Ifeanyiubah 2-1 in  the opening fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League Super Four competition at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Yaya Kone netted the opener for FC Ifeanyiubah from the spot  in the 55th minute, while Shamah Tanze equalised for Wikki  six minutes from time.Abdullai Musa netted the winner in stoppage time for Moh
  • Ex-Genk Boss McLeish Backs Ndidi To Replace Kante At Leicester

    By Johnny Edward:Former Genk manager Alex McLeish is confident that Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi can fill the void left by N’Golo Kante at Leicester City if he joins the reigning champions in January, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Kante joined Chelsea in the summer from Leicester and the Foxes moved to replace him, adding Nampalys Mendy but the Frenchman has found life difficult at the King Power Stadium.There have been reports that Super Eagles midfielder Ndidi will join Leicester
  • Zabaleta Urges Iheanacho To Grab Big Chance Offered By Aguero’s Absence

    Manchester City full-back, Pablo Zabaleta has urged Kelechi Iheanacho to show Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, that he can be relied on in attack as Sergio Aguero begins his lengthy suspension, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Aguero's nasty tackle on Chelsea's David Luiz during Saturday's 3-1 Premier League defeat landed City's top scorer with a four-match ban, ruling him out until the New Year's Eve trip to Liverpool.Aguero's absence will ho
  • Rangers Boss Imama Expects Tough Test Vs Rivers United Today

    By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:Enugu Rangers head coach, Imama Amapakabo says he expects  a tough  fixture against Rivers United in their today's Super-4 opener, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.The Flying Antelopes will renew their rivalry with one of the sides they beat to the title last season in the second match of the opening day at the Catedral, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.Rangers defeated the Pride of Rivers 4-0 the last time both teams met in the Nigeria Professional Foo
  • Wanyama: Ambrose One Of The Best Defenders I Know 

     Tottenham Hotpur and Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has described Nigeria international Efe Ambrose as one of the best defenders he has played with. Wanyama played alongside Ambrose in the 2012/2013 season before joining Southampton. Ambrose, 28, has played more than 150 times for Celtic since arriving from Israeli side Ashdod in the summer of 2012, but has become an outcast under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park. The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, has played just twice
  • Europa League:  Ekong, Simon, Esiti, Ibrahim In Gent Squad To Face Konyaspor

     Super Eagles duo; William Troost-Ekong and Moses Simon, were in the Gent squad that travelled to Turkey to face Konyaspor in Thursday'sGroup H of the UEFA Europa matchday 6 tie, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎ Also in the travelling party are Anderson Esiti and Rabiu Ibrahim. A picture of the squad getting set to jet out to Turkey was posted on Gent's official twitter handle on Wednesday morning. While Simon, Esiti have made four appearances
  • Super 4: Wikki Set To Unleash New Boys On IfeanyiUbah

     
    By Adeboye Amosu:Wikki Tourists technical adviser, Mohammed Babaganaru, is set to unleash his three new signings Obioma Arinze, Shammah Tanze and Bature Yaro on FC Ifeanyiubah in Wednesday's Super Four clash, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.Arinze, a striker who linked up with the Bauchi-based club from El-Kanemi Warriors, is seen as direct replacement for the Wikki's former top scorer Godwin Obaje.Yaro, a former Nigeria U-23 international and a member of the home-based S
  • Iwobi Has “Great Feeling” About First UCL Goal, Praises Ozil

     By James Agberebi: Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi says he is pleased to have finally scored his first goal of the season. Iwobi scored Arsenal's fourth goal in their 4-1 away win against Basel on Tuesday on matchday 6 of the UEFA Champions League. Summer signing Lucas Perez scored a hat-trick in the game. “It was a good night,” Iwobi told arsenal.com.  “I wouldn’t say my goal was a cracker but it was a great assist by Mesu
  • Olympic 5-A-Side Season 2: Benin Zonal Qualifiers Start Dec. 10

      By Adeboye Amosu:The Benin City zonal qualifiers in the ongoing Olympic 5-A- Side Football Championship Season-2 will be staged this Saturday, December 10 2016 at the Vuvuzela Football Club arena, alone Airport Road, Benin City, the organisers have informed Completesportsnigera.com. The last in the series of the zonal qualifiers will be staged at the Adamasingba Stadium Ibadan on December 17th. The Season 2 of the Olympic 5-A-Side Football
  • Iheanacho Eager To Prove Quality Replacement For Injured Aguero 

      Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho is confident he will lead Manchester City's attack well in the absence of suspended Sergio Aguero reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Iheanacho made his sixth appearance for City and scored the leveller as his side forced Celtic to a 1-1 draw at the Ethiad Stadium Tuesday night. The 20-year-old is expected to lead the line for Manchester City in matches against Leicester City, Watford, Arsenal and Hull City in the English
  • Wenger Grateful To Ludogorets As Arsenal Top UCL Group

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he is delighted his team finished as Group A winners in the UEFA Champions League thanks to Ludogorets who held Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-2 draw in France on Tuesday night.Arsenal finished top of the group on 14 points, two points ahead of PSG, following their 4-1 away win against Basel in Switzerland on Tuesday.A hat-trick from summer signing Lucas Perez and a goal from Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi secured the comfortable win for Arsenal.It was
  • Guardiola: No Pressure On Iheanacho In Aguero’s Absence

    By James Agberebi:Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has challenged Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho to live up to expectations in the absence of the suspended Sergio Aguero.Iheanacho was on target in Manchester City’s 1-1 home draw against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. The Nigerian is expected to keep his place in the starting line-up for the next few games as Aguero serves his ban following the Argentine’s assault on Chelsea’s David Luiz.It was Iheanacho&rs
  • Iwobi Scores First UCL Goal As Iheanacho Rescues City; Ludo Shock PSG

    By James Agberebi:Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi scored his first ever UEFA Champions League goal and his first goal of the season as Arsenal thrashed Basel 4-1 away in a Group Amatchday 6 clash on Tuesday.Summer signing Lucas Perez grabbed a hat-trick in his first Champions League start for Arsenal.Iwobi scored in the 53rd minute to make it 4-0 in favour of Arsenal.Cote d’Ivoire’s forward Seydou Doumbia scored Basel’s only goal.The win means Arsenal finished top of the Group
  • SOCCERTALK: Life Lessons From Mikel and Moses

    THE contrasting fortunes currently being experienced by Nigeria's John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses at Chelsea Football Club is of great philosophical significance which both players and the rest of us can learn from.The key life lessons are: 1.            To moderate our celebrations and not become arrogant when life works smoothly for us because we don't know what the future has in stock. 2.            
  • Egbuchulam: Rangers Must Win NPFL Super Four Title

     
    By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu:
    Enugu Rangers forward Chisom Egbuchulam has challenged his teammates to ensure they win the Nigeria Super Four competition to prove that they are the best clubside in Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.The Flying Antelopes ended their 32-year title drought by clinching the league title last season.The Super Four competition will pit them against their main contenders for the title (Rivers United, Wikki Tourists and FC Ifeanyiubah) from  last season.
  • Kanu Hat-trick Vs Chelsea Rated No.1 In EPL

      Legendary Nigeria forward Nwankwo Kanu's three goals for Arsenal in a 3-2 comeback win against London rivals Chelsea in 1999 has been rated top of English Premier League's top 10 hat-tricks by Daily Mail.  Chelsea scored in either half to take a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Tore Andre Flo and Dan Petrescu. But with 15 minutes remaining, Kanu took centre stage, scoring in the 75th, 83rd and 90th minutes to turn the game around for Arsenal. Other players who were i
  • Aluko Tips Fulham For Play-Offs After Reading Rout

     By James Agberebi:  Nigerian forward Sone Aluko has played down Fulham's current position in the English Championship league table, stressing that how they finish the season is what matters. Fulham  who are on 28 points, currently occupy the 10th position after 19 games and are four points off the play-off spot (sixth position). “It’s all about the points,” he told fulhamfc.com.  “The positions right now don’t really mat
  • 6 FACTS: How Super Falcons Avenged Super Eagles’ Losses To Cameroon

    ‎The Super Falcons defeated the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 1-0 on Saturday to win their 8th Women's Africa Cup of Nations title.
    Despite playing most part of the game on the backfoot, the Super Falcons managed to secure the win. In this piece, Completesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI takes a look at how the Super Falcons have fared against the Indomitable Lionesses compared to the Super Eagles record to Cameroon senior men's national team, the Indomitable Lions. 
  • NFF Vow To Pay Super Falcons In Full After N500k Each

    The Nigeria Football Federation have promised to pay players and officials of the Super Falcons all their entitlements for winning the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time, the governing body said in a release made available to Completesportsnigeria.com on Tuesday.The NFF sought the understanding of the team, explaining that the money is not available at the moment.NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who met with the players and officials at the Agura Hotel on Tuesday,
  • Paris Based NGO Donates Tennis Equipment To NTTF

    By Johnny Edward:The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has received equipment from a Non-Governmental Organisation, Ping Sans Frontieres based in Paris, France, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.According to the representative of Ping Sans Frontieres, Claire Smagghe, the gesture is a follow-up to the visit to Nigeria by the founder of the NGO, Sarah Hanffou in May.The equipment made up of used rubbers for beginners were received by the Secretary General of NTTF, Chinedu Ezeal
  • Super-4: Eguma Insists Rivers United Not On Revenge Mission Vs Rangers

    By Johnny Edward:Technical Manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma, has played down talks of a revenge when his side take on champions Enugu Rangers on matchday-one of the annual NPFL Super-4 pre-season tournament on Wednesday at 'The Catedral, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Rangers trounced Rivers United 4-0 the last time both teams clashed at ‘the Cathedral’ on September 4 – an NPFL match,  
  • Enugu Rumbles As Top NPFL Clubs Vie  For Super-4 Tourney Title

      By Adeboye Amosu in Enugu: The Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu will witness five  days of exciting football action starting from Wednesday as Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers and three other clubs;  Rivers United, Wikki Tourists and FC IfeanyiUbah do battle in the pre-season Super-Four Tournament, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. The four clubs battled hard for the title last season with Rangers having the upper hand at t
  • Jesus’ Arrival Challenges Iheanacho’s Man City Future

      By Johnny Edward: The future of Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho at Manchester City could be thrown into serious doubt when new signing, Brazilian striker – Gabriel Jesus arrives in January, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎ Jesus, a £27m summer acquisition  is one of five players Pep Guardiola signed to bolster his squad this season. ‎The other new Manchester City's new signings are John Stones, Leroy Sane, Nolito a
  • 7 Top Players To Watch At NPFL Super 4‎ Tourney 

      Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU presents a seven player shortlist of the remarkable players expected to be key men at the Nigeria Professional Football League Super-Four competition in Enugu which holds from Wednesday, December 7 to Sunday, December 11, 2016 at "The Catederal" Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu. 1. CHISOM EGBUCHULAM (ENUGU RANGERS) All eyes will be on the talented forward to replicate his impressive performance for the Flying Antelopes last se