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 »
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Akwa United extended their stay at the summit of the Glo Premier League on Easter Sunday, courtesy o...
Roger Federer is quite happy for his countryman, Stanislas Wawrinka, despite falling short of clinch...
Arsenal kept control of the destiny of the fourth and final Champions League spot as Lukas Podolski ...
Liverpool sealed a 3-2 win at Norwich City to go five points clear at the top of the Barclay’s...
Kaduna United FC manager Salleh ‘Lato’ Tanko has died following a brief illness. The ex-...
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 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 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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »