• Super Eagles To Wear Black Armbands Vs Senegal In Honour Of Westminster Terror Attack Victims

     
    By James Agberebi: 
     
    The Nigeria Football Federation has proposed to organisers of the Nigeria versus Senegal international friendly on Thursday to allow Super Eagles players wear black arm bands and observe a minute silence in honour of those that lost their lives in a suspected terror attack in Westminster, central London on Wednesday.
     
    This was announced on the Super Eagles official Twitter handle on Thursday morning.
     
    On Wednesday F
  • Odey: I Can Fight For Main Super Eagles Shirt, But Home-Based Team Good For Me

    By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC striker Steven Odey has declared himself ready for an invitation to the Super Eagles 'Grade A' team that comprise mostly of the foreign-based legion, but admits that starting with the home-based side is not a bad idea, 
    Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Speaking exclusively to Completesportsnigeria.com on Thursday, the Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer with 12 goals insists that he is good enough to make an i
  • Rivers United Coach, Eguma: Poor Officiating  Cost US Against MFM

     
    By James Agberebi:
     
    Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma, has attributed his team's 2-1 defeat to MFM in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League clash at Agege on Wednesday to poor officiating, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎
     
    Two first half goals from spot kicks by Stephen Odey secured the win for MFM and also lifted them to the first position in the league table.
     
    The two goals from Odey extended his lead in the NPFL top   score
  • MFM Captain, Opara: Hard Work, Determination Will Keep Us Atop NPFL Table 

     
     
    By James Agberebi: 
     
    MFM FC skipper, Austine Opara, says it's only determination and hardwork that will see them retaining the top spot in the league table till the end of the season, Completesportsnigeria.com  reports. 
     
    MFM  usurped former leaders Plateau United following a hard-fought 2-1 win against Rivers United on Wednesday at the Agege Stadium in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League match.
     
    A first half brace
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  • SOCCERTALK: Bazee And Company

    BAZEE & COMPANY is the title of the latest edition of Complete Football magazine available online for free subscription. (Go to www.yumpu.com/kiosk/completefootball. The title reminds me of Basi and Company, the popular sitcom (situation comedy) that aired on Nigerian television during the 1980s (I think) to wide public acclaim. But this article is not about that television drama.
     
    The Bazee and Company that Complete Football editor Kayode Ogundare has wri
  • London Friendlies: Ideye Wishes Eagles Success As Yakubu Visits

     
    By James Agberebi:
    Nigeria forward Brown Ideye has sent his best wishes to the Super Eagles as they get set to face Senegal and Burkina Faso in friendly games in London.
    The Eagles will take on Senegal on Thursday at The Hive Stadium, before tackling Burkina Faso on Mondayalso at The Hive.
    Ideye, who was not part of he players invited by Gernot Rohr for the two friendlies, expressed his hope that the Eagles come out tops.
    "Good luck to the Super Eagles in the two friendly g
  • London Friendlies: Super Eagles Team Spirit Impresses Okocha

    Former Super Eagles captain Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has commended the team spirit in the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of the friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.The Eagles face Senegal on Thursday night and Burkina Faso on Monday, both at The Hive in London.Okocha currently in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open Tournament where he will participate as a guest golfer tweeted his satisfaction with the camaradarie among the players after wat
  • Podolski Retires Spectacularly As Germany Edge England

    Lukas Podolski marked his last game for Germany with a brilliant strike as they defeated England 1-0 in a friendly at the Signul Iduna Stadium on Wednesday night.
    There were chances created by bothEngland and Germany in the first half, England and Liverpool’s Adam Lallana’s effort which hit the post after a marauding run was the closest any of the teams got to scoring in the first 45 minutes.
    Podolski with 130 caps for the World Cup scored Germany’s goal in the 69th minute from
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  • 5 Dangerous Lions To Watch In Nigeria Vs Senegal

     
    Thursday's 'friendly game' between Nigeria's Super Eagles and the Teranga Lions of Senegal is arguably the biggest game involving African teams in the current international break. 
     
    Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI beams the searchlight on the five key Teranga Lions players to look out for against the Super Eagles.
     
     
    1. SADIO MANE
     
    The star of the Senegalese national team, Liverpool forward  Sadio Mane, has never played against Nigeria bef
  • Odey Bags 12th NPFL Goal As MFM Go Top, 3SC Pip Rangers

     
    By James Agberebi:
    Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf:
    A brace from top scorer Stephen Odey secured a nervy 2-1 win against Rivers United in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Agege Stadium in Wednesday.
    Two first half penalties from Odey gave MFM the win and increases his goals to 12 this season.
    Rivers United's goal was scored by Emeka Ogbugh also in the first half.
    The win lifted MFM to the top of the league table on 27 points and two ahead of Plateau United who ar
  • Hot Inside The Latest Digital CF: Meet Rohr’s Secret Weapons For Senegal, Burkina Faso Friendlies

    Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will continue with his team-building experiment with five new players hoping to make their debut when Nigeria take on Senegal and Burkina Faso in a doubleheader friendly internationals on 23rd and 27th of March respectively in London.
    According to the February/March edition of COMPLETE FOOTBALL magazine, two on the list of five would-be debutants are Germany's Hanover 96 attacking pearl Noah Joel Bazee and Tyrone Ebuehi of the Netherlands's
  • Whopping N22m Up For Grabs In The 2017 COPA Coca-Cola Tournament

    The time has come to get a taste of the best football experience ever! And all that is needed for this maximum experience is your time and attention as 5,000 secondary schools across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, Abuja, do battle for the 2017 U-15 COPA Coca-Cola Trophy.
    Each year, the football tournament has proven to be awesome, amazing and simply unforgettable for many teenagers, enabling them to give everything for the competition and this year’s COPA Coca-Cola is promisi
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  • Whooping N22m Up For Grabs In The 2017 COPA Coca-Cola Tournament

    The time has come to get a taste of the best football experience ever! And all that is needed for this maximum experience is your time and attention as 5,000 secondary schools across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, Abuja, do battle for the 2017 U-15 COPA Coca-Cola Trophy.
    Each year, the football tournament has proven to be awesome, amazing and simply unforgettable for many teenagers, enabling them to give everything for the competition and this year’s COPA Coca-Cola is promisi
  • Hot Inside The Latest Digital CF: Senegal Hoping To Break 40-Year Jinx Against Super Eagles

    SENEGAL HOPING TO BREAK 40-YEAR JINX AGAINST SUPER EAGLES
     
    When the Teranga Lions of Sengal file out on Thursday night against the Super Eagles at the Hive Stadium in London, one thing uppermost in the minds of the Senegalese players is to win the friendly international and finally win a second game against Nigeria since a three match winning sequence was snapped by the Green Eagles in November 1977.
     
    According to the February/March edition of COMPLETE FOOTBALL magazine, on
  • FIFA Beach Soccer W/Cup: Nigeria Captain Olawale Targets Quarter-finals

     
    Super Sand Eagles captain, Isiaka Olawale is targeting a quarter-final place at the forthcoming 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled to hold from  27 April to 7 May 2017 in Bahamas, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Olawale, 33 will be making his fourth appearance at the championship since making his debut at the tournament at the 2007 edition of the event in Brazil.
    The former Giwa FC midfielder who may also be making his final appearance in the compe
  • Martins Donates 5,000 Wheelchairs, Crutches To Paralympians, Special Athletes

     
     
     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Shanghai Shenhua's Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has launched his charity campaign in Lagos by donating over 5,000 wheelchairs and crutches to special athletes at the National Stadium in Surulere, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
    The wheelchairs and crutches, valued at tens of millions of naira,  will also be given to physically challenged non-athletes in Surulere, Orile Iganmu, Lagos Island and Yaba.
     
    According to a representative of
  • Moyes: Sunderland Need Anichebe Fit For Relegation Battle

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Sunderland manager David Moyes is hoping to see Lee Cattermole and Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe return to full fitness for the Black Cats' final 10 games of the 2016/2017 English Premier League season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Cattermole has missed the last four months after undergoing hip surgery in November and Anichebe suffere
  • Football In The Off-Season – Diet & Training

    It's off season again! Probably the previous round was not all that impressive regarding your power and you had to struggle all through to try to prove a point. The chance is here again. The time to tame your diet, supplements, and training to what you want; bigger muscles and more strength! The football off-season is a time for football athletes to plan well on how to keep fit by eating a muscle-building diet and supplements, as well as training hard for a lean body. One best way to do so is to
  • Ooni Of Ife Backs Ekundayo To Win Commonwealth ‎Welterweight‎ Fight

     
    By Johnny Edward:
    Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has offered support to African boxing champion Larry “The Natural” Ekundayo ahead of his Commonwealth Welterweight title fight against Australian title holder Kris George in June, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II who is currently on a historic royal visit to the UK met with Ekundayo and blessed the 32 year old boxer who is preparing for his title fight.
  • NIGERIA 7 – 4 SENEGAL: Super Eagles ‎Gun To Extend Dominance Over Teranga Lions In London Friendly

     
     
    Ahead of the Super Eagles international friendly game against the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com's JAMES AGBEREBI highlights the  past encounters between both countries .
     
    Nigeria and Senegal have met sixteen times, including competitive games and friendlies. Nigeria won seven, Senegal won four, while five matches ended in stalemates.
     
     
    SENEGAL 5-1 NIGERIA (French Colonial Tournament: 1963)
     
    Nigeria's firs
  •  Etebo, Mohammed To Hit Eagles Camp Wednesday;  Agbo, Madu Uncertain

     
     
    By James Agberebi:
     
    Feirense of Portugal midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Musa Muhammed who plays for Željezničar Sarajevoare in Bosnia are expected to arrive at the Super Eagles Crowne Plaza Hotel London camp on Wednesday ahead of the two international friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
     
     
    The two players who should have joined their teammates were held back due to visa issues, according to a Nige
  • 5 Super Eagles Stars Who Made Their Debuts In Friendlies

     
    The Super Eagles will play two friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London on Thursday and Mondayrespectively and as the countdown to the tune-up games continues, Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI profiles five stars who were discovered from previous friendlies played by the Super Eagles… 
    OSAZE ODEMWINGIEOsaze Odemwingie made his debut for Nigeria in an international friendly against Kenya on May 4, 2002 which the Super Eagles won 3-0.
  • Success Eager To Make Superb Super Eagles Debut Vs Senegal

     
    By Johnny Edward:
     
    Watford striker, Isaac Success, has told Completesportsnigeria.com that he is eager to make a great impression when he finally makes his debut for the Super Eagles in Thursday's international friendly against Senegal at the at The Hive Stadium London.
     
    Success, 21, was called up by Coach Gernot Rohr for Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo last November but opted out due to injury.
     
    The former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 forward is
  • 5,000 Schools To Feature In 2017 Copa Coca-Cola Tourney

     
     
    By James Agberebi:
     
    Five thousand secondary schools across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja are expected to take part in this year's ninth edition of the Copa Coca-Cola U-15 football tournament, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
     
    Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Cletus Onyebuoha; Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Patricia Jemibewon; President of the Nigeria Schools Sports Federation (NSSF) Ibrahim Muhammed; former Nigeria internationals,
  • Boboye, Ajiboye, Balogun Apologise To LMC After Misconduct Charges

     
     
    Shooting Stars General Manager Rasheed Balogun, Plateau United manager Kennedy Boboye and goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye have all written to the League Management Company to apologise for their recent misconduct that led to their being sanctioned by the Nigerian Professional Football League body, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
    Balogun was involved in a touchline confrontation with Boboye in a matchday 12 encounter involving 3SC and Plateau United at the Lekan Salami Stadiu
  • Ogu Excited Over Emerging Talents In Super Eagles    

     
    By Johnny Edward:
     
    Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, has predicted a bright future for the Super Eagles after training with the emerging talents in the team in London ahead of their international friendlies with Senegal and Burkina Faso, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
     
    Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has assembled the biggest Nigerian talents across Europe for the friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso and Ogu who is yet to feature for th
  • Ndidi, Success Thrilled By Super Eagles’ Friendly Atmosphere

    By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Watford forward, Isaac Success are thrilled by the spirit of camaraderie in the camp of the Nigeria national team ahead of Thursday's international friendly against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Ndidi joined other Eagles stars for the clash against Aliou Cisse's team at The Hive, home ground of Barnet FC.
    The Leicester City star on Tuesday afternoon tweeted his excitem
  • Iheanacho: Eagles Looking Sharp In Training For London Friendlies

    By Johnny Edward:
    Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is pleased to see his Super Eagles colleagues looking sharp in their first training session at the Barnet Ground in London, England ahead of friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Iheanacho is one of six forwards invited for the games against Senegal on Thursday andBurkina Faso on Monday by coach Gernot Rohr.
    “Always good to be back with the team, everyone looking sharp and fit this morning
  • Eguavoen Leads NPFL U-17s To Victory Over Torino 

     
    By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Nigeria's Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) All Stars U-17 side handled by former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen on Tuesday defeated Torino Football Club Youth side 3-0 in their second Group A game of the Future Champions Cup tournament in Gauteng, South Africa, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The Nigerian youngsters who drew their first game of the tournament on Monday 1-1 against SAFA Tshwane showed their intention early on and du
  • CAFCC: Rangers Draw Zesco United, Rivers United To Face Rayon Sport

     
     
    By Johnny Edward:
     
     
    Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers have been drawn to play Zambia's Zesco United in the round of 32 of the CAF Confederation Cup, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
     Rivers United, Nigeria's other representative, will face Rwanda's Rayon Sport in the same round, following Tuesday's draw in Cairo, Egypt.
     
    Both Rangers and Rivers United dropped down to the Confederation Cup after being eliminated from the CAF Champions League first r
  • Ezenwa Off To London Wednesday For Senegal, Burkina Friendlies

     By Izuchukwu Okosi:
    Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa will depart for London Wednesday morning for Nigeria's two international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper disclosed this piece of information to Completesportsnigeria.com as the Eagles camp is almost full ahead of the tune-up matches to be played at Barnet FC's home ground, The Hive, on Thursday and Monday.
    "My flight to London will be on
  • Man United Confirm Schweinsteiger Is Joining Chicago Fire

     
     
    Manchester United have confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to leave the club for the United States Major League Soccer. 
     
    "Bastian Schweinsteiger is to join Chicago Fire as a deal has been agreed with Manchester United and the player," United stated on their official website on Tuesday. 
     
    "The 32-year-old German midfielder's move to MLS is subject to a medical and a visa being obtained but Chicago are keen to finalise a swift transfer."
     
    Fo
  • Super Eagles Hold First Training Session  At The Hive Stadium Today

     
     
    By Johnny Edward:
     
    The Super Eagles will hold their first training session at the Hive Stadium London from 10amtoday (Tuesday)  ahead of the team's two international friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso on Thursday and Monday respectively,  Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
     
    The Eagles who are scheduled to have their breakfast at 8:30 (9:30 Nigerian time) will depart for training a
  • Eguma Apologises For Rivers United Ouster From CAFCL, Recounts Horrific Experience At Al Merrikh

    Technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has apologised to Nigerians over the club's inability to progress to the group stage of the 2017 CAF Champions League following their 5-4 aggregate defeat to Al Merrikh of Sudan, but states it happened under the harsh conditions perpetrated by the hosts, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Rivers United were horrendously pegged 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Omduman, Sudan on Saturday, a result that cancelled out the Nigerians' 3-0 advan
  • Injured Moses, 16 Super Eagles In Camp For Senegal, Burkina Friendlies

    By James Agberebi:
    A total of 17 players are already in the Super Eagles Crowne Plaza Hotel, London camp ahead of their two international friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso on Thursday and Monday respectively, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    According to the Super Eagles official Twitter handle, the players who are currently in camp are new inviteed Tyrone Ebuehi, Noah Bazee, Isaac Success, Ogenyi Onazi and Carl Ikeme.
    Others players are Moses Simon, Shehu Abdullahi, Ahmed Musa,
  • Ndidi, Musa, Simon Join Eagles For Senegal, Burkina Faso Friendlies

     
    Gent winger Moses Simon, Shehu Abdullahi and Leicester pair Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa are the latest players to arrive at the Super Eagles Crowne Plaza Hotel camp ahead of their international friendlies against Senegal and Burkina Faso.
     
    The Eagles are due to face Senegal on Thursday and Burkina Faso next Monday at The Hive in London.
     
    The players' arrival was confirmed by Super Eagles official Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.
     
    The new
  • Rangers, Rivers United To Know Confed Cup Play-Offs Opponents Tuesday

     
     
    By James Agberebi:
    Enugu Rangers and Rivers United will know their CAF Confederation Cup play-off opponents on Tuesday CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
    The draw for the fixtures will be held on Tuesday, according to CAF's official website.
    The draw will pit the qualified teams from round 32 of the Confederation Cup against the losers also from round 32 of the Champions League for places at the group stage of the Confederation Cup.
    The first leg matches will take pla
  • FIFA Ban Ghana Ref Lamptey For Life Over S/Africa Vs Senegal Error

     
    Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been handed a life ban by the world’s football governing body FIFA, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to ban the Ghanaian match official from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level for life.
    The official was found guilty of breaching article 69 paragraph 1 (unlawfully influencing match results) of the FIFA Disciplina
  • Iwobi, Ikeme, Onazi, Bazee Hit Super Eagles London Camp

    By James Agberebi:
    Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success, Ogenyi Onazi, Chidozie Awaziem, Carl Ikeme and new boy Noah Sarenren Bazee are the early arrivals at the Super Eagles Crowne Plaza camp ahead of their two friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso.
    This was confirmed on Super Eagles official Twitter handle on Monday afternoon.
    “Already in camp are Chidozie Awaziem, Isaac Success, Ogenyi Onazi, Carl Ikeme, Bazee Noah and Alex Iwobi,” the handle was quoted.
    The handle also informed th
  • NNL: Kogi United Sack Coach Ishaya Jatau After Matchday-One Defeat 

      The management of Nigeria National League side, Kogi United FC, has sacked Head Coach, Ishaya Jatau as a result of an unconvincing start to the new season campaign, reportsCompletesportsnigeria.com. 
    In a statement signed by the club chairman, Abdul Sule in Lokoja and made available to the mediaon Monday, the club informed that Jatau's assistant Musa Abubakar will act in his capacity until a new coach is appointed. 
    The statement made available to Completesportsnigeria.com
  • NNL: Gateway United Savour Away Win At Nnewi United, Hail Referees

    Gateway United of Abeokuta are relishing their away win on the opening day of the 2016/2017 Nigeria National League Southern Conference division, piping Nnewi United 1-0 at Rojenny Stadium, Oba, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. An official of the Olumo Rock city outfit, Rotimi Oduniyi says the performance of the officials, especially the referees showed that new sheriffs are in town. "The NNL provided a level playing field for both the home and away teams right from the pre match mee