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Akwa United Edge Pillars to Stay Top of the Glo Premier League

Nnamso Edo Takes a Free-Kick During a Glo Premier League Match.

Akwa United extended their stay at the summit of the Glo Premier League on Easter Sunday, courtesy of a 1-0 win over defending champions Kano Pillars. Nnamso Edo’s 60th minute strike made all the difference in the Match Day 7 rescheduled encounter played at a fully packed Uyo Township Stadium. ... Read More »

Wawrinka’s Monte Carlo Win Delights Federer, Despite Being the Loser

Roger Federe and Stanislas Wawrinka Pose for a Photograph After Their Sunday Morning Monte Carlo Final

Roger Federer is quite happy for his countryman, Stanislas Wawrinka, despite falling short of clinching his first Monte Carlo title following his three-set loss on Sunday. Wawrinka won his first Masters 1000 title; the world number three coming from a set down to beat Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on ... Read More »

Arsenal Beat Hull City to Keep Fourth Place

Lukas Podolski Scored a Brace as Arsenal Move Four Points Clear of Fourth-Placed Everton.

Arsenal kept control of the destiny of the fourth and final Champions League spot as Lukas Podolski scored twice in a comfortable win at Hull. Arsenal, who move four points ahead of Everton, were given a fright early on when Shane Long blazed over. But the Gunners took control as ... Read More »

Liverpool Win to Extend Premier League Lead

Raheem Sterling Celebrates With Manager Brendan Rodgers After Scoring at Carrow Road.

Liverpool sealed a 3-2 win at Norwich City to go five points clear at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League standings. Raheem Sterling’s long-range shot helped place the visitors in the lead early on. Luis Suarez scored his 30th goal of the ongoing campaign, but Garry Hooper capitalised on ... Read More »

Kaduna United and the Nigeria League Mourn Coach Saleh Tanko

Salleh Tanko Played in the Nigeria League for 30 Years.

Kaduna United FC manager Salleh ‘Lato’ Tanko has died following a brief illness. The ex-Nigeria international and a Nigerian League veteran passed on in the early hours of Sunday, 20 April and has since been buried according to Islamic rites. Nicknamed after the Polish footballer, Gregorz Lato- of the 70s, ... Read More »

LMC Fines Kaduna United, Supporters Club Handed 12-Month Ban

LMC Bans Kaduna United Fans From Attending League Games.

The official Kaduna United Supporters Club have been banned from attending all league games involving the club for a period of one year. The League Management Company (LMC), in a statement released on Saturday, says it has fined the ‘Crocodiles’ the sum of N250,00 for a breach of security around ... Read More »

Mourinho Congratulates Referee Dean After Losing Stamford Bridge Record

Chelsea Boss Mourinho Tastes First Defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Sunderland inflicted a first Premier League home loss on a Jose Mourinho-led Chelsea side, courtesy of a controversial Fabio Borini’s penalty. The former Chelsea player, on loan with the ‘Black Cats’ from leaders Liverpool, dented Chelsea’s title ambition, as the ‘Reds’ moved five points clear of the ‘Blues’ with the ... Read More »

Ameobi Scores as Newcastle Continues Losing Streak

Ameobi's Goal Againsst Swansea Ends His Goal Drought In Over 6 Hours of Premier League Football.

Shola Ameobi scored as Newcastle United suffered a fifth successive Premier League defeat for the first time in the club’s history. Ameobi, 33, placed the ‘Magpies’ ahead on 23 minutes, turning to beat goalkeeper Michel Vorm into the bottom corner, following a link-up play with on-loan striker Luke de Jong. ... Read More »

Moyes Deserves Warm Goodison Park Reception- Martinez

David Moyes and Roberto Martinez Pictured During a Premier League Match at Old Trafford.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects predecessor David Moyes to get a warm reception in his first visit to the club he left for Manchester United last summer. Martinez inherited the Goodison Park rein to Moyes, fresh from lifting the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic, as the Scotsman left to replace ... Read More »

Barca’s Neymar Ruled Out for a Month

Neymar Was Already Injured Before the Copa Del Rey Final, the Brazilian Pulled Up in the Game Against Getafe.

Barcelona will play without Brazilian Neymar for four weeks due to a foot injury. The 22-year-old international was injured in Wednesday’s King Cup final defeat by Real Madrid. The record signing from Santos will now miss his club La Liga game at home to fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. If ... Read More »

Atletico Madrid Win to Keep Title Hopes Alive

Atletico Madrid Hosts Chelsea in the First Leg of Their Champions League Semi-Final Tie on 22 April.

Atletico Madrid are three wins from their first La Liga title since 1996 following a tense victory over Elche. The hosts had a penalty early in the second half but David Villa’s weak kick was saved by keeper Manu Herrera. Brazilian centre-back Miranda put them ahead 18 minutes from the ... Read More »

African Players are Under-Appreciated- Yaya Toure

Widely Traveled: Reigning African Player of the Year, Yaya Toure, Has Played in Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, France, Spain and Now England.

Manchester City and Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure says African stars are not celebrated like their counterparts from other parts of the world, because they don’t get the proper “recognition from the media”. The three-time Caf Player of the Year thinks it’s easier for media to pick on him- after ... Read More »

Maigari Tasks Sporting Media to Be Objective

Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari.

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has rebuffed claims he was working against the success of the national team at the forthcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Maigari describes as puerile and a back stab, reports by a section of the sporting media he ... Read More »

Blatter Wants Severe But Effective Penalties for Crowd Disturbances and Racism

The NPFL's Fight Against Hooliganism: The LMC Have Engaged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence to Enhance Security at Match Venues. Image Credit: LMC.

President of the world football governing body, Joseph Sepp Blatter, has advocated for newer, but “effective” sporting sanctions in the fight against racism. The 78-year-old opines that point deduction will go a long way in involving various teams in the campaign against football hooliganism, which has been exhibited at all ... Read More »

Toure, Suarez, Gerrard, Sturridge Up for PFA Player of the Year Prize

Yaya Toure Celebrates His Goal Against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Ivory Coast international, Yaya Toure, joins a trio of Liverpool players among six players nominated for the Professional Footballers’ Association’s player of the year award. Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are three of the Premier League leaders’ players in line for an individual gong, with the Anfield club ... Read More »

Sani Kaita Joins Enyimba- Report

Sani Kaita Got His Marching Order for a Shameful Retaliatory Lunge at Vasilis Torosidis as Nigeria Lost In World Cup 2010 Group Stages to Greece.

Former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita has joined Enyimba on a three-month loan deal. The midfielder has already been training with the team, a source close to the two-time African champions told KickOffNigeria.com. “It is a good thing for our league that a player like Kaita, who has played at ... Read More »

Ministry Backs Supporters Club to Cheer Eagles to Greater Heights in Brazil

Super Eagles Supporters During A World Cup Qualifier in Calabar.

Sports Minister, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has reiterated the Federal Government’s support for the Super Eagles, who are bidding to surmount their previous achievements at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Danagogo, again reposed the Nigeria Supporters Club’s confidence in the sport ministry and the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele ... Read More »

Bayelsa United Aims to Do Nigeria Proud in Cote d’Ivoire

Odogu Akpofini Says Bayelsa United Aims To Clinch the Orange Caf Confederations Cup in 2014.

Nigeria’s only remaining representative in continental football championships, Bayelsa United, are “ready” to pit their wit against Sewe Sport de San-Pedro. The ‘Restoration Boys’ visits the Stade Auguste Denise this weekend for the first leg of their Caf Confederations Cup Playoff round (1/8th round) tie with the Ivory Coast champions. ... Read More »

Leon Balogun to Return to Full Fitness In May

Leon Balogun is a Regular Player at His German Division B Side Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Leon Balogun reiterates his recovery process has been swift and has hinted he will return to full fitness in two week’s time. The Super Eagles defender, 25, has told the national team’s media officer, Ben Alaiya, his recovery from a fractured metatarsal has been phenomenal because of ... Read More »

Tim Howard Signs Everton Contract Extension

Tim Howard is Everton's 22nd Best in Terms of Club Appearances.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has penned down a two-year contract extension, which will have him remain at Goodison Park until 2019. The United States international joined the ‘Toffees’ from Manchester United in 2006 and has featured in 342 games, making him the 22nd man in the Merseyside club’s list of ... Read More »

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