Iran To Camp In South Africa Ahead Of World Cup
Published: January 08, 2014
The Iranian sports minister after a meeting with chief of staff of Iranian football federation (IFF) agreed that Persian Gulf League (PGL) competition must be concluded by April 9, 2014 so that Team Melli will have ample time to prepare for World Cup 2014 Brazil, writes persianfootball.com.According to Ali Kafashian th...
Maigari Pledges Continued Support For Grassroots Football Development
Published: January 08, 2014
In his remark at the closing ceremony of the 2013 NFF national U-13 Championship, the President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, promised continued attention to grassroots football development.The NFF supremo was represented at the event by board member Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh .“First le...
Real Betis Midfielder Nosa Igiebor To Start Full Training Next Week
Published: January 08, 2014
Ahead of the King’s Cup clash with Athletic Club Bilbao on Wednesday, Real Betis has been training .without their Nigerian import Nosa Igiebor.It means the 23 - year - old midfielder is definitely ruled out of the upcoming tie at Estadio Benito Villamarín.Nosa underwent an operation on November 12 due to a...
Egypt, South Korea Eyeing Up Friendly With Bosnia
Published: January 07, 2014
It is still unclear the identities of the National Team World Cup newcomers Bosnia will trade tackles with during the next Fifa free window in March. According to sportsport.ba, the Dragons are scheduled to play two exhibition matches in March.However, the Bosnia Federation is yet to make a decision on the sparring par...
FCT Wins National Under 13 Championship
Published: January 07, 2014
The FCT U13 team on Tuesday defeated their Lagos state counterparts 5 -1 to emerge the champions of the 2013 NFF National U13 Championship in Abuja.The match which was played at the FIFA Goal Project Centre of the Abuja National stadium, witnessed quality exchanges from both teams, but it was the FCT team that had the ...
Police Machine Attacker Grateful To Okon For Call Up
Published: January 07, 2014
Born in Lagos, Abosede Toriola came through the ranks on the streets before she was snapped up by Police Machine. She is a key player alongside fellow invitee Ayomide Ojo in Police female side. She is one of 30 players invited for the crucial Namibia 2014 African Women Championship qualifiers against Sierra Leone in Ab...
Ikechukwu Uche Nets His First Hat trick For Villarreal
Published: January 07, 2014
In the last game of the 18th round of matches in the Spanish championship, Nigeria international Ikechukwu Uche bagged a hat - trick in Villarreal’s 5 - 2 defeat of Rayo Vallecano.The encounter at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano witnessed a lot of goals. Within 12 minutes, the Yellow Submarines raced into a two - ...
Lagos Battle FCT In 2013 NFF Under 13 Football Championship Final
Published: January 06, 2014
The stage is now set for a thrilling climax to the 2013 NFF U-13 Football Championship as tournament’s defending champions, FCT, clash with bookies favourites, Lagos, at the FIFA Goal Project Center of the Abuja National Stadium, by 4pm on Tuesday. In the semi-final matches played on Monday evening, team Lagos be...
CFR Cluj Midfielder Obiora Nwankwo Backs Nigeria To Beat Argentina
Published: January 06, 2014
CFR Cluj midfielder Obiora Nwankwo has backed Nigeria to beat Argentina when both sides clash at the World Cup on Wednesday, June 25. The South Americans are not unfamiliar opposition to the Super Eagles having met them three times in previous tournaments but the African champions lost by the odd goal  in 1994, 19...
Ejike Uzoenyi : It Is Important We Win Our First Game
Published: January 05, 2014
Nigeria international Ejike Uzoenyi has said that it is important for the domestic Eagles to win their first game of the African Nations Championship which kicks off on Saturday. The Enugu Rangers winger is one of the three players named in the roster that featured in the African Nations Cup also staged in South Africa...
NFF Under 13 Football Championship Enters Semi Final Stage
Published: January 05, 2014
The national finals of the 2013 NFF U-13 Football Championship enter the semi final stage on Monday in Abuja.Team Lagos which has a 100% record so far will face team Katsina in the first semi final match by 2pm, while Team Niger also with a 100% record will engage team FCT by 4pm on the same day.  Out of the 13 St...
Flamingoes Resume Training For Costa Rica 2014
Published: January 05, 2014
The Nigeria U17 women team will resume training on Monday with Costa Rica 2014 Women’s World Cup on their horizon.Flamingoes handled by Bala Nkiyu and Anne Chijiene broke camp due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. They will regroup in Abuja to sharpen their skills and await the run out of the year.They are ...
Nigerian Breweries Thrilled By Oyo Sports Writers Association Award
Published: January 05, 2014
In a bid to show appreciation to a  continuous supporter of Nigerian Sports, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo State chapter during its 2013 end of the year week has bestowed an award of honour on the Nigerian Breweries Plc in an elaborate event held over the weekend in Ibadan. The Chairman of Oyo S...
Ethiopia Beaten By Nigeria Again
Published: January 04, 2014
Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 2 - 1 in her last tune- up game before the squad departs for the CHAN tournament which starts in South Africa in a week’s time. The victory means Stephen Keshi has not lost or even drawn to Ethiopia in four matches since he took over the reins as Nigeria manager.Ifeanyi Ede and Ugonna Uz...
Asisat Oshoala Rescues Falconets With Last Gasp Penalty
Published: January 04, 2014
Nigerian U20 women team otherwise known by admirers as Falconets forced the Gombe U13 boys to an impressive one-all draw, in a tension soaked game played in Abuja earlier today.Gombe who were disqualified in the U13 competition going on in the nations capital drew the curtain raiser, and after that they were pegged bac...