Nigerian Afro-Pop recording artist and performer Adekunle Temitope, better known as Small Doctor on stage has urged both Remo Stars and MFM FC to win the 9th edition of the Ogunjobi Gold Cup pre-season tournament holding in Ikenne. The " Omo It's Teacher" was a surprise guest at the Remo Stars Stadium, Venue of the high profile Southwest derby.
Just over three years ago, in August 2018 precisely, former Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Yusuf Salisu, was caught on camera receiving a handful of cash from men who posed as football agents. As it turned out, the supposed "football agents" was actually a team of journalists led by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Harsh as it may sound, Nigeria has a reputation for promoting corruption by rewarding malfeasance. Many times, this happens at the detriment of merit. The recent announcement of the reinstatement of ousted Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Yusuf Salisu, only served to cement this postulation.
Footballers play more games for their clubs but the few games they play for their countries are honorable. National team coaches use club football to judge the form of footballers who are invited to the national team. New players receive invitations to the national team regularly and two Nigerian players deserve a call-up to the Super Eagles for the first time team based on their current performances for their clubs.
Nigeria professional football league campaigners, Enugu Rangers, has completed the Signing of Coach Abdu Maikaba ahead of the Nigeria professional football league new season. The former Nigeria U17 handler comes in to fill the vacant position of Coach Salisu Yusuf who mutually terminated his contract with the 'Flying Antelopes' to take up the Job of leading Kano Pillars.
Professional footballers are well recognized for their footwork on the field of play. However, some players have shown that they are not just adept at kicking the ball around, but also in the classroom. Here are two Nigerian football players that have completed their degree. 1.
The 2021/22 season has confirmed Frank Onyeka's position as one of the most promising talents in Premier League football. His acquisition from Midtjyllland has proved a masterstroke from Brentford, reinforced by the central midfielder’s performances. The 23-year-old central midfielder's name is one that has been echoed throughout Europe lately, with a lot of top clubs sniffing around the Bees.
Miss Folashade was born into the family of Mr/Mrs Balogun in the year 1998 precisely on the 18th October, Yetunde is a strong player of Naija Ratles FC. She is a Semi-professional soccer player who have already played for many clubs in Nigeria. Her grandfather Mr. Teslim Olawale Balogun who was the first African's qualified professional coach and was captain of the National team.
In-form Nigerian star Ighalo scored twice to take his total goals of the season to 8 in 9 matches played
In-form Nigerian star Odion Jude Ighalo has extended his impressive goal scoring form for Al Shabab football club on Friday evening, as he scored a brace in their 2-0 away League victory over Al-Ittihad football club to take his total League goals of the season to 8 in just 9 matches played.
It was an action packed and suspense soaked weekend at the weekend across top European leagues as the quest for domestic glory comtinues Nigerian born and eligible players weren't left out as they featured for their various clubs at the weekend. 1. Semi Ajayi (West Brom, England)
Former Nigeria professional football league highest goal scorer, Israel Abia, opened his goal account in Saudi Arabia with a hattrick as his Side,Al-Rawdhah Club, recorded a big home win earlier today in the Saudi Arabia third tier league. Israel who joined the Saudi Arabian side from Nigeria professional football league outfit, Enugu Rangers, has been handful for his new employees regardless firing blank althrough.
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Sadiq Umar was outstanding for Almeria football club on Sunday afternoon, as they defeated Mirandes FC 4-1 in the week 12 of the Spanish Laliga SmartBank League. The former AS Roma football club star was dropped to the bench by coach Rubi in order to catch some rest, having played many matches for the club this season, and he was able to impress after being introduced to the pitch.
Former Nigeria professional football league highest goal scorer, Stephen Odey, struck twice in the Europa league on Thursday night as his Dannish side, Randers FC, held Czech Republic outfit, Jablonec FC to a stalemate. The Czech Republic side, Jablonec FC, were faced with an uphill task in their quest for continental glory as they welcomed Dannish topflight league, Randers FC, to their Stadion Strelnice stadium, in one of the 16 games played in the European conference league on Thursday.
Star quality can be a wonderful weapon. Not everyone can adjust to the demands of celebs status. Sports, entertainment, politics are all sphere of life that brings the best and worst out of its celebrities in achingly public ways. One man who has used his fame to change the face of Nigerian football by giving Nigeria a voice in both CAF and FIFA is Amaju Pinnick.
Former Abia warriors and Enyimba Int'l striker, Sunday Adetunji, was on target in the North Macedonia topflight league in, Shkupi FC home win at the weekend. Shkupi FC went to toe to with fellow title contenders, Renova FC, in one of the Matchday 11 fixtures in the Macedonian topflight league.
Super Eagles of Nigeria star Oluwasemilogo Ajayi was outstanding for West Bromwich Albion football club on Saturday evening, as he guided them to a remarkable 3-0 victory over Bristol City FC at the Hawthorns Stadium in England. The former Arsenal star was given another starting role by his coach, following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous matches, and he was able to impress again.
Former Nigeria Junior International, David Okereke, was on target on Matchday 9 in the current Italian Seria A season as his side, Venzia, succumbed to the host. Relegation threatened, Venzia FC, were faced with a hard nut to crack in their bid to stay afloat in the Italian topflight league as they trade tackles with, Sassuolo FC, away from home.
Former Nigeria internationals, Taju Disu and Dahiru Sadi have expressed varied opinions about Salisu Yusuf's recent reinstatement as assistant coach of the Super Eagles by Nigeria Football Federation. Sadi, a former workaholic midfielder who represented Nigeria at U20 and senior levels, opines the embattled coach deserves a second chance.
Eletu Under-20 Unity Cup Kicks-off Sunday 24th of October 2021. Nice times awaits football fans in coming days, as the maiden edition of The Eletu Under-20 Unity Cup kicks-off in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, come Sunday 24th of October 2021. The competition will run from 24th of October, up until 6th of November 2021, with a promise of generous prizes for the winners.
Mixed reactions have continue to trail the reappointment of Salisu Yusuf as the assistant to Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr after he was sacked from the same position three years ago. Recall in 2018 Yusuf was caught in a secret tape accepting bribe from undercover reporter who claimed to be agent of some players during a CHAN tournament in Ghana.