• Conte Wants Good Reception For Mourinho, Declares Terry Fit, Wary Of Zlatan

    Antonio Conte has called on Chelsea fans to give former Blues boss Jose Mourinho a good reception on Sunday when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge.
    After leading Chelsea to the English Premier League title last two seasons, Mourinho was fired by the London club following a string of poor results.
    The former Real Madrid manager will hope to secure United’s first win against Chelsea in seven meetings when both teams clash on Sunday.
    And ahead of the big clash, Conte described Mourinho
  • Mikel Pleased With Super Eagles Improvement In FIFA Rankings

    By James Agberebi:
    John Mikel Obi has expressed his delight over the Super Eagles' improvement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Nigeria moved up from 64th to 60th position in the latest rankings published on FIFA's official website.
    After losing to Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the Eagles have gone on a winning streak with victories against Luxembourg, Mali, Tanzania and Zambia, hence thei
  • Phelan: We Wish Odubajo‎ Fitter, Better At End Of The Season

    Hull City manager, Mike Phelan, is hoping injured Moses Odubajo returns to action a better player after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation reports, Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Hull City take on Stoke City on Saturday, and Phelan revealed that the Nigerian born full back was weeks away from regaining full fitness until the unfortunate incident.
    The 23-year-old will have surgery next week after fracturing a kneecap during a non-contact training session.
    "Moses was in top condition
  • Ndidi, Pogba In Europa League Team Of The Week

    By James Agberebi:
    Super Eagles midfield-cum-defender, Wilfred Ndidi, has been included in matchday 3 Europa League Team of the Week compiled by stat-based outfit whoscored.com.
    Ndidi's inclusion in the list is connected with his brilliant performance for Genk in their 2-0 home win against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.
    Ndidi capped his outstanding performance with Genk's second goal which sealed the three points.
    Listed alongside Ndidi is world's most expensive player, Pau
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  • Wenger: Arsenal Squad Strong Enough To Contest For  EPL Title

    Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is confident that his side can stay in contention till the end for the Premier League title this season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The Gunners finished second last season behind surprise champions Leicester City and Wenger, whose team will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they host Middlesbrough on Saturday, says there's a lot more to come from the Gunners. 
    "We've been consistent at the moment and there is more
  • Odubajo In Injury Setback Again, Ruled Out For Six Months

    By James Agberebi:Hull City defender, Moses Odubajo, suffered a setback on his recovery from injury and has been ruled out of action again for six months.
    Odubajo's latest injury setback was confirmed by Hull City on their official website.
    The Super Eagles prospect got injured in Hull City's pre-season friendly against Grimsby Town in the summer and was scheduled to return in November.
    But a few days back, he fractured his patella during training and may not feature again this season.
    A stateme
  • Joel Obi  Hails Hart’s Impact At Torino

    By Adeboye Amosu:
    Torino midfielder, Joel Obi says the arrival of England goalkeeper, Joe Hart at the club has boosted the players' morale, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Hart arrived the Italian side on loan in the summer from English Premier League outfit, Manchester City.
    And Obi who has been serving as a translator to the Englishman  said the Three Lions goalie has changed the mood in Torino's dressing room since his arrival.
    "To have a
  • Success Injured, Doubtful For Watford Vs Swansea; Mazzarri Praises Ighalo Attitude

    By James Agberebi:
    Nigeria forward Isaac Success is a major doubt for Watford’s trip to Swansea City on Saturday after missing training this week with a muscle injury.
    Success made his first start for the Hornets in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Middlesbrough and was named man of the match.
    But according to Watford manager, Walter Mazzarri, the Nigerian could miss out on the game at the Liberty Stadium.
    “He didn’t train for the whole week with the team
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  • Europa League: Ogu Urges Beer Sheva Progress After Sparta Setback 

    By Johnny Edward:
    Hapoel Beer-Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, is disappointed his side slumped to their first Europa League defeat to Sparta Praga in Thurday's fixture in Israel, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.‎
    The Nigeria international who played his third game in the competition on the night took to Twitter to express his disgust at his side's loss in the encounter.
    The defeat however sees Hapoel Beer-Sheva dropping to third position on the log in Group K with an inferior goal
  • Europa: Pogba Bags Brace As Kayode, Ndidi Score; Ideye Benched, Emenike Shines

    By Adeboye Amosu:
    Former Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Emenike, failed to rescue his Turkish club Fenerbahce as they were handed a 4-1 defeat by Manchester United in a Europa League game on Thursday at the Old Trafford.Emenike was introduced in the 46th minute of the game and sparked his side’s attack into life, giving the United defence a tough time. He provided the assist for his side’s only goal of the match scored by former United star Robin Van Persie.France midfielder Paul Pog
  • 2016 AWCON: NFF Optimistic Super Falcons Will Retain Title

     By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
    Super Falcons are geared towards retaining the African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) they won two years ago in Namibia, General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed has said, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎
    Speaking on the chances of the Nigerian senior women soccer team, the Super Falcons at the 10th edition of AWCON billed for Cameroon next month, Dr Sanusi said that the NFF was giving the team all they needed to conquer Africa a
  • Babangida Heads New Kano Pillars Six-Man Board 

    By Sab Osuji:
    Kano State government Thursday evening named Tukur Babangida as the new chairman of the management board of Kano Pillars Football Club, a Nigeria Professional Football League side, ‎Completesportsnigeria.com  reports.
    Babangida, a former Nigeria Football Federation NFF executive committee member, was at the helm of affairs when the Sai Mau Gida side won the league title in 2008 and reached the semi final of the CAF Champions League in 2009, following
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  • Mikel: I Never Asked NFF To Pay Super Eagles In Dollars

    Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has denied reports that he insisted that his teammates' win bonuses and allowances be paid in dollars.
    It was reported in some media outlets this week that a top source in the NFF claimed the Chelsea midfielder on behalf of his Super Eagles teammates  demanded they get their allowances and bonuses in dollars.
    But Mikel on Thursday took to the Super Eagles official Twitter handle to debunk the claims.
    "I never granted any such interview and the team h
  • Musa, Leicester Stars Mourn Late Thailand King

    Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa joined  his Leicester City teammates and the club's Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in paying tribute to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed on last week, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning Monarch, died at the age of 88 after being king for 70 years.
    Musa was pictured kneeling down along with his teammates as they paid their respects to the late king.
    Leicester currently sit 13th in the league
  • Imo Governor Okorocha Dissolves Heartland Board, Appoints New GM

    By Sab Osuji:The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has relieved the management, staff and coaching crew of relegated Heartland of Owerri of their duties in the club, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Also dissolved is the Supporters Club of the outfit which ended the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League season on 18th position with 44 points and got relegated to the Nigeria National League.
    Supervisor of the Club and Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of assembly,
  • Ranieri: Leicester Must Be Clever Against Crystal Palace

    Leicester manage, Claudio Ranieri has warned his players to be wary of Crystal Palace when they host the Eagles on Saturday at the King Power Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Ranieri's men have been in poor form in the English Premier League this season  winning only two of their first eight  games and the Italian coach is keen for his third win of the season.
    Palace currently sit ninth in the table having recorded victories against Midd
  • Onazi To Drag Lazio To FIFA Over Unpaid Wages

    Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, is set to take former Serie A club SS Lazio to Federation of International Football Association over unpaid wages.
    Onazi spent five seasons at Lazio before joining Turkish top division club Trabzonspor in the summer.
    He made 110 appearances for Lazio, scoring seven goals between 2011 and 2016.
    “We have no option but to go to FIFA to ask the disciplinary committee to act on Lazio’s refusal to pay me,” Onazi told BBC Sport on Thursday.
  • Karanka: Middlesbrough Can Stop In-Form Arsenal

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has to told his players to stay positive and believe they can end their miserable start to season when they face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Boro are without a win in their last seven games in the English Premier League and face a daunting task against an Arsenal side who have recorded seven straight wins in all competitions since their opening day loss to Liverpool.
    And Karanka is aware his side could be punished by
  • Klopp: West Brom Won’t Make It Easy For Liverpool

    Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, expects a tough encounter when the Reds host West Brom on Saturday in the English Premier League.
    Klopp side’s winning run was halted following their 0-0 draw against fiercest rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Monday.
    Looking ahead to the weekend clash against the Baggies, Klopp pointed out that Live will have to be patient in order to come out victorious.
    “When you really want to be a competitior you need to be angry. That’s very important. T
  • Europa League: Moses Simon Submits To God Ahead Gent Vs Shakhtar 

    By James Agberebi:
    Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon, is looking unto divine favours ahead of Gent's Europa League Group H clash away to leaders Shakhtar Donetsk today (Thursday). 
    Gent are second with four points in group H, while Shakhtar Donetsk are on six points.
    Sporting Braga (one point) and Konyaspor (no point) are third and fourth respectively.
    Simon has made just one appearance for Gent in the group stage which was in their 1-1 away draw with Sport
  • MFM FC Management Board Dissolved

    Ahead of the forth coming Nigerian Premier Football league, the management board of MFM FC led by Godwin Enakhena has been dissolved, Completesportsnigeria.com reports..
    Enakhena guided the Olukoya boys to their first ever appearance at the NPFL with the team escaping relegation on the final day of the season with a 1-0 win over FC IfeanyiUbah.
    It was however revealed that a new Chairman will be named soon as applications for the post has since been recieved
  • FIFA World Ranking: Nigeria Move Up Four Places To 60th  

    By James Agberebi :
    The Super Eagles of Nigeria continued their steady rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as they now occupy the 60th position in the latest rankings, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎
    According to the rankings released on Thursday on FIFA's official website, the Eagles moved up from 64th to 60th.
    In Africa, the three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners are 11th.
    The Eagles' recent improvement in the
  • UCL: Iwobi Confident Arsenal Will Win Group A 

    Super Eagles youngster, Alex Iwobi, has stated that Arsenal are confident of finishing top of UEFA Champions League Group A ahead of closest rival Paris Saint-Germaine.
    Arsenal and PSG are both on seven points but Arenal are top on superior goals difference.
    The last time Arsenal finished top of a Champions League group stage was in the 2011/2012 season.
    And commenting on Arsenal's current position as Group A leaders, Iwobi said a win against PSG at the Emirate
  • Odemwingie Set For Medical At Bolton Wanderers

    Former Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, is being lined up for a medical tomorrow today (Thursday) as he prepares to sign for English League One side, Bolton Wanderers, Completesportsnigeria.com reports
    Odemwimgie, 35, has been without a club since leaving Stoke City in the summer, having spent the last season on loan at Bristol City.
    According to stokesentinel.co.uk, the former West Brom and Cardiff player is due to train over the weekend and
  • UCL: Messi, Ozil Grab Hat-tricks As Barca, Arsenal Win; Iheanacho Dropped

    By Johnny Edward:
    Lionel Messi and Mesut Ozil were the stars of the night as Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi dropped to the bench for the first time this season in Arsenal’s 6-0 win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.A second half hat-trick from Mesut Ozil and earlier strikes from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent the Gunners top of Group A ahead of P
  • Akwa United Fire Cooreman, Dokubo 

    By Johnny Edward:
    Nigeria Professional Football League club Akwa United have relieved Maurice Cooreman of his duties as Technical Adviser of the Promise Keepers, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    According to the media officer of the club, Uwem Ekoh, Cooreman was sacked following a poor disciplinary record throughout last season.
    Also disengaged from his duties at the club is the Chief coach of the club, Ere Dokubo.
    According to a release from the clu ,
  • Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia In 2017 AFCON Group Of Death

    Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia have been drawn in the toughest group for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Zimbabwe make up Group B of the event after the draw was held in Libreville on Wednesday night.
    In another tough-looking group, champions Cote d'Ivoire will face Morocoo, DR Congo and Togo in Group C.
    Group D also has heavyweight teams, with Ghana, Egypt, Uganda, all in the same World Cup qualifying group, making up the pool with
  • Sunshine Sack Coach Ogbeide, Appoint Olujohungbe

    By Adeboye Amosu:
    Sunshine Stars have severed ties with veteran coach Solomon Ogbeide and have appointed Kayode Olujohungbe as their new head coach, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The news of Ogbeide's departure from the club came as a rude shock to close followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League following his relative success with the Owena Waves last season.
    Ogbeide's arrival at the Akure-based club in the first few months of the campaign culminated in an upturn i
  • Governor Ganduje Dissolves Kano Pillars Board Over Poor Results

    The management of Kano Pillars Football club led by Kabiru Baita has been dissolved by the state government, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Governor Ganduje gave the directive when he received players of Kano Pillars Basketball team who visited him in his office earlier on Wednesday.
    The former deputy governor recalled how he oversaw the affairs of the football club, giving them the desired support as a result of which they kept performing well.
    Pillars finished sev
  • Balogun Passes Mainz Late Fitness Tests, Set For Europa League Clash Vs Anderlecht

    By James Agberebi:
    Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, could return to action for Mainz in Thursday's Europa League home game against Anderlecht after he was passed fit following Wednesday's training session.
    This was confirmed on Mainz official Twitter handle on Wednesday.
    Balogun's last game for Mainz was in September at home to Bayer Leverkusen which the visitors won 3-2.
    The former Darmstadt defender had to come off in the ninth mi
  • Mazzari: Success Still Has Much To Learn‎ At Watford

    By James Agberebi:
    Watford manager, Walter Mazzari, has stated that Nigeria forward, Isaac Success, still has a lot to learn to become a complete player.
    Success made his first start for Watford in their 1-0 away win against Middlesbrough over the weekend.
    But despite winning the man-of-the-match award, Mazzari admits Success was less effective in his first start for Watford compared to his contributions from off the bench, but expects the attacker to improve w
  • Gambia’s Gassama To Ref Nigeria Vs Algeria, Kick-Off 5pm     

    FIFA have appointed Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama to officiate next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, reports Completesportsnigeria.com
    Gassama, 37, will take charge of Sunday's CAF Champions League final, second leg clash between Zamalek of Egypt and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, taking place in Alexandria before the tie.
    According to a release from the
  • Ex-Spurs Star, Jenas Hails Moses’ Impressive Wing-back Role For Chelsea

    Former Tottenham midfielder, Jermaine Jenas, is delighted to see Victor Moses take his chance as a wing-back in Chelsea's starting X1 after a string of loan spells away from the club, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Moses has spent the last three seasons away on loan from Chelsea, but has proved himself since returning in the summer scoring three goals in nine games.
    The Nigerian winger who has been deployed in a new role has since thrived under Antonio Conte whom Jenas believe
  • Rapper, Phyno To Stage Concert In Honour Of Champions Enugu Rangers

    Exclusive By Adeboye Amosu:
    Popular Nigerian rapper, Phyno will stage a concert before the end of the year in honour of Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enugu Rangers, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The Enugu -State born musician who is an ardent fan of the Flying Antelopes informed Completesportsnigeria.com that he was putting together the show for the fans of the club and to also demonstrate his love for the Coal City side.
    "I have been supporting Enugu Ranger
  • Emenike, Fenerbahce Teammates Escape Mishap As Bird Strikes Plane

    A plane carrying former Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Emenike and his Fenerbache teammates to Manchester on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game against Manchester United was forced to make an emergency landing because a bird shattered the windscreen.
    Fenerbahce however announced that there was “nothing alarming” about the incident.
    According to various reports, the travelling contingent had a major scare when a bird crossed the flight path leaving the aircraft with a
  • Akwa United Renew Interest In Enyimba’s Udoh, Bassey

    By Adeboye Amosu:
    Akwa United could revive their interest in Enyimba duo; Mfon Udoh and Ezekiel    Bassey, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    The Promise Keepers were keen on  bringing back the duo to the club last season but failed as both Udoh and Bassey decided to  remain with the then Nigeria Professional Football League champions.
    They are now set to swoop for the forward and winger again as they seek to bolster their squad ahead o
  • Ex NFF Chieftain, Chukwuma: Mikel, Iheanacho‎, Musa Don’t Merit CAF Award

     ‎By Sab Osuji:
    Former Vice chairman of Nigeria Football Association, Chief Gabriel Chukwuma has posited that Super Eagles trio of John Obi Mikel, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa have no realistic chances of scooping the 2016 CAF Player of the Year Award, completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    African football ruling body, CAF, last week released a 30-man list of the continent's best players from where the best will be selected in January during the award ceremony slated for Abuja, the cap
  • Injured Odubajo Set For Hull City Action Again

    Super Eagles prospect, Moses Odubajo, is set for a return to Hull City first team action next month after being sidelined with injury, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎
    Odubajo, 23, ruptured his medial knee ligament in Hull City's first pre-season friendly against Grimsby, which has prevented him from making his Premier League debut following the club's promotion from the Championship.
    Reports on Odubajo's imminent return from injury will be a welcome
  • NPFL: Nasarawa United, Tornadoes Set For Home Return

    By Adeboye Amosu:‎
    Nigeria Professional Football League sides; Nasarawa United and Niger Tornadoes will return to their home grounds next season following massive renovation works at their stadia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Nasarawa United played their home fixtures at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi last season after the League Management Committee deemed the Lafia Township Stadium unsuitable to host matches.
    Completesportsnigeria.com however scoope
  • Shorunmu Warns Rohr: Let Enyeama Be!

    By Johnny Edward:
    ​Former Super Eagles goalkeeper coach, Ike Shorunmu, has insisted that the decision of Lille shot-stopper Vincent Enyeama to be left out of the senior national team should be respected even if his exit was unceremonious, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
    Enyeama called it quits after an altercation with former coach, Sunday Oliseh in Belgium last year.
    And since Gernot Rohr replaced the former Borussia Dortmund and Juventus midfielder
  • Algeria Likely Play Ghana Friendly Ahead Nigeria Clash 

    Algeria could face the Black Stars of Ghana in an international friendly game ahead of their Group B 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria in November.
    According to ghanasoccernet.com, Algeria are being sought by Ghana for the friendly ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt next month.
    Aside Algeria, the four-time Africa Cup of Nations winners are also eyeing the possibility of facing Morocco.
    Both Algeria and Ghana had a disappointi
  • Aigbogun: Enyimba Job My Most Stressful In 15 Years

    By Sab Osuji: 
    Enyimba of Aba manager, Paul Aigbogun has sensationally told Completesportsnigeria.com exclusively, that his one-season managerial role with the seven-time domestic league champions was his most stressful in the last 15 years.
    Aigbogu spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com from London Tuesday night where he had gone for holidays with his family.
    "I arrived London this (Tuesday) evening to rest and re-unite with my family," Aigbogun said to Completesportsniger
  • UCL: Musa Benched Again, Mahrez Scores As Leicester Win; Real Smash Legia

    By James Agberebi:
    Leicester City continued their impressive run in the UEFA Champions League after beating Copenhagen 1-0 in Group G on matchday 3 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
    Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, who started the Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday, was an unused substitute for Leicester.
    The only goal of the game was scored by Riyad Mahrez in the 40th minute, finishing off Islam Slimani’s knock back.
    It was Leicester’s third straight win and puts them
  • UCL: Musa Benched Again As Leicester Win, Real Smash Legia Warsaw

    By James Agberebi:
    Leicester City continued their impressive run in the UEFA Champions League after beating Copenhagen 1-0 in Group G on matchday 3 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
    Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, who started the Premier League defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday, was an unused substitute for Leicester.
    The only goal of the game was scored by Riyad Mahrez in the 40th minute, finishing off Islam Slimani’s knock back.
    It was Leicester’s third straight win and puts them
  • Esiti: Super Eagles Defence Will Cage Algeria’s Mahrez, Slimani, Brahimi

    By Richard Jideaka, Abuja: 
    Gent FC of Belgium midfielder Anderson Esiti has said that the Algerian trio of Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani and Porto's Yacine Brahimi will be caged in Uyo on November 9 when they clash with the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. 
    Esiti  who was a second-half substitute in Nigeria's 2-1 win over Zambia in Ndola, said that beating Algeria will become easy if the trio are not allo
  • Ex-Burkina Coach Promises To Stop Eagles If Given Algeria Job

    By Nurudeen Obalola:
    Former Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has indicated interest in taking the vacant Algeria job and leading them to Nigeria for a key World Cup qualifier in November, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
    Ex-Ghana manager Miloslav Rajevac recently parted ways with the Fennecs following their 1-1 home draw with Cameroon, which left Algeria two points behind the Super Eagles in the tough Group B of the African Russia 2018 qualifiers.
    Put, who led Burkina Faso to the 2013 Africa