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Between NPFL and NFLL

  Recently, the League Management Company engaged club owners for solutions to steer the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), post COVID-19 lockdown, but it was greeted with the familiar misinformation by people who wanted a return to the old order of the Nigeria Football League Limited (NFLL). They suggested that the only way to advance the...

Oliseh, Amadi rue COVID-19 effects on football

Former national team captain and coach Sunday Oliseh believed the beautiful game of football has been endangered even more and its fabrics torn with the attendant negative effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. After months of suspension of major leagues since March, the German Bundesliga only resumed over the weekend sans the usual fanfare as matches...

‘Football With Fans Will Be Back Soon,’ Says UEFA Chief

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident “good old football with fans will come back very soon” despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic and continental club competitions were halted across Europe in mid-March due to the COVID-19 crisis and Euro 2020 was postponed. The Bundesliga made a successful return to action behind closed doors...

Nigerian league at 30 has been disappointing, says Onigbinde

While Nigerian football followers have been celebrating the country’s league on its 30 anniversary, former Super Eagles coaches, Adegboye Onigbinde and Joe Erico say they are disappointed with the performance of the competition. Onigbinde told The newmen at the weekend that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and stakeholders have not set out guidelines for the...

NFF may finalise Rohr’s new contract next week

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has begun moves to finalise Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr’s new contract within one week, with a view to getting the German ready to continue working on getting the senior national team to the top of the world game. The NFF’s new deal proposal for the former Bordeaux defender has...

I’m dying, ex-Super Eagles star Eboigbe sends SOS to NFF, Dare

Former Super Eagles strongman, Sunday Eboigbe is dying. The no-nonsense player famously known for his central-defensive partnership with Bright Omokaro at the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) said he needs help to survive a 12-year battle with stroke. The New Nigeria Bank (NNB) regular played for the national team of Nigeria from 1983 to...

D’Tigress Will Return Stronger After Pandemic – Akhator

D’Tigress forward, Evelyn Akhator believes the Nigerian senior women’s basketball team will return stronger when the Covid-19 pandemic is over. In February this year, the African champions booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo despite losing 64-70 to host-Serbia in their second group game at the FIBA Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament. In an...

FIFA postpones women’s Under-17 World Cup to 2021

The women’s Under-17 World Cup, due to be held in India in November, has been postponed for three months, FIFA said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of sporting events hit by the pandemic. The tournament, to be played in five cities across the country, will now start February 17, football’s governing body said. India is...

Amokachi Insists Wilfred Ndidi is Bigger than Leicester City

Leicester City might find it difficult to hold on to their Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi with several top European clubs looking to prise the footballer away from the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has been linked with interests from Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and more recently Juventus, as the Italian club plans a summer clear out. The Central...

Premier League may return June 1

Sports activities in England including the Premier League could restart behind closed doors from 1 June but spectators may not be able to attend venues until a vaccine is found. The Government’s road map for exiting the lockdown imposed to limit the spread of coronavirus was published on Monday afternoon, setting out the conditions under...

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